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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:18:20pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:20:05pm

re: #1 Dave In Austin

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Awww, big puppy protective of his little fren.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:22:23pm

Man, that Martin guitar is recorded beautifully. Not sure if it’s a D-28 or a D-35.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:22:32pm

re: #2 Teddy’s Person

Awww, big puppy protective of his little fren.

Or using him as a shield.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:23:54pm

re: #4 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Or using him as a shield.

I choose not to be cynical about my puppy porn.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:24:27pm

Yeah, you don’t get that kind of deep, clear bass on anything but a Martin dreadnaught.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:24:39pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Man, that Martin guitar is recorded beautifully. Not sure if it’s a D-28 or a D-35.

I noticed the tone on the first few notes. That is some full acoustic guitar sound. His fingering is excellent, he’s so melodic.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:24:59pm

My computer was being recalcitrant again, so while I waited for it to catch up to me, y’all done moved on to a new thread. So, here is my comment again:

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not going to bash her for her mastery of English. I’ll bash her for her birtherism and racism.

Speaking of Mel, here’s something that popped up in my Taobao online shopping app. Costs about US$1.30 and I’ll probably pick up a few just for laughs.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:26:16pm

re: #8 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

My computer was being recalcitrant again, so while I waited for it to catch up to me, y’all done moved on to a new thread. So, here is my comment again:

Speaking of Mel, here’s something that popped up in my Taobao online shopping app. Costs about US$1.30 and I’ll probably pick up a few just for laughs.

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No offense, but you didn’t really need to reup that one ; D

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:28:06pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:29:58pm
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VegasGolfer  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:30:01pm

Is there a Martin owners society?
I own one, but don’t know if I’d qualify.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:30:06pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Yeah, you don’t get that kind of deep, clear bass on anything but a Martin dreadnaught.

Makes me think of Nick Drake in terms of the resonance.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:32:02pm

re: #329 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Speaking of Mel, here’s something that popped up in my Taobao online shopping app. Costs about US$1.30 and I’ll probably pick up a few just for laughs.

That Webpage makes Melania Trump look like she’s loaded into a front-end loading washing machine.

re: #331 Eclectic Cyborg

Who the hell is that dumbass? [Tim Pool]

Journalist and Technologist Making Documentaries, VR, Drones, and Live Video | Former - VICE, Fusion

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:32:59pm

re: #9 Teddy’s Person

No offense, but you didn’t really need to reup that one ; D

None taken. I find it mildly amusing, in a sick kinda way.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:34:31pm

Who’s surprised?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:34:43pm

re: #14 Anymouse 🌹

That Webpage makes Melania Trump look like she’s loaded into a front-end loading washing machine.

It’s a shopping website, and the sellers probably just screencapped one of Melania’s glamor shots to insert into the coin. I’ll provide real world photography after I get my order.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:34:57pm

re: #15 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

None taken. I find it mildly amusing, in a sick kinda way.

I was trying to be sarcastic and after I hit post realized that it really didn’t come across in my comment.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:35:38pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:36:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:38:10pm

Thread, nine tweets. The tl;dr version: An African-American woman asks the question “where were these teens radicalised” and her answer is not Donald Trump, but the Catholic Church (going into the history of the so-called Right to Life march)

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mmmirele  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:40:08pm

re: #10 plansbandc

I wish to go back in time…

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Oh that brings back childhood memories!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:40:39pm

re: #8 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

My computer was being recalcitrant again, so while I waited for it to catch up to me, y’all done moved on to a new thread. So, here is my comment again:

Speaking of Mel, here’s something that popped up in my Taobao online shopping app. Costs about US$1.30 and I’ll probably pick up a few just for laughs.

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I’ll upfist it again, then.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:40:40pm

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹

Thread, nine tweets. The tl;dr version: An African-American woman asks the question “where were these teens radicalised” and her answer is not Donald Trump, but the Catholic Church (going into the history of the so-called Right to Life march)

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The nine tweets are worth a read, thanks Anymouse.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:41:03pm

Scared the shit out of me! I was going about 80 m.p.h., and the WHAP! sound it made was loud. Poor fella…

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:41:40pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

Bummer. :(

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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:42:39pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

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Scared the shit out of me! I was going about 80 m.p.h., and the WHAP! sound it made was loud. Poor fella…

If you were doing 80, it was most likely mercifully quick.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:43:57pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

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Scared the shit out of me! I was going about 80 m.p.h., and the WHAP! sound it made was loud. Poor fella…

That sucks.

My mom has a newspaper clipping from when she was a kid in the early sixties about my grandfather. A bird had hit the windshield of his car. He got out, grabbed it, took it home and nursed it until it was healthy enough to be released.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:44:57pm

It was like the fucker dive bombed into my car, its wings were fully spread out. I got home and found some small feathers stuck in the upper corner of the windshield, and that was it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:46:42pm

Editor-at-Large of Daily Beast, twelve tweets):

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:47:07pm

re: #16 MsJ

Who’s surprised?

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Looks like a whole Catholic Dioceses might need to be shut down. I bet if you look into the Bishop it might not be pretty. If the Bishop didn’t know, he still needs to go.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:49:44pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

Scared the shit out of me! I was going about 80 m.p.h., and the WHAP! sound it made was loud. Poor fella…

Oh, that sucks.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:51:31pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:51:42pm

re: #32 Unshaken Defiance

Oh, that sucks.

I killed an owl with my car tonight! I’m super bummed. I’ll get over it in short order, but I’m still super bummed.

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Varek Raith  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:52:37pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

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That damn rock & roll.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:52:42pm

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won’t say more about the matter.

Anastasia Vashukevich made the statement in a Moscow court that was considering whether to keep her in jail as she faces charges of inducement to prostitution. The court extended her detention for three more days.

Vashukevich’s statement appears to head off any chance of her speaking to U.S. investigators looking into possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:52:56pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

I would say it’s D&D but us Gen-Xers don’t exist.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:53:04pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

How about we shut down the entire Catholic Church.

I can dream, right?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:53:27pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

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Scared the shit out of me! I was going about 80 m.p.h., and the WHAP! sound it made was loud. Poor fella…

Same thing happened to me, driving down the coast of California late one night. Scary af.

I THINK it was an owl, anyway.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:53:54pm

There’s a rafter of wild turkeys that run across the road from time to time on the way up to the ski area, I’ve nearly hit a couple of those this winter.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:54:56pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

Looks like a whole Catholic Dioceses might need to be shut down. I bet if you look into the Bishop it might not be pretty. If the Bishop didn’t know, he still needs to go.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:55:19pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

Same thing happened to me, driving down the coast of California late one night. Scary af.

I THINK it was an owl, anyway.

It happened in a split second, but I can remember those feathers, and how *big* it was.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:55:22pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

Dude and I enjoy some wild turkeys.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:55:32pm

The right-to-life movement is a mass license to behave like a total shithead.
Right to Life-Lubbock at LGF 6-27-2013.

Incidentally, the provider mentioned has been closed for years now, victim of Texas’s draconian abortion laws.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:56:32pm

re: #36 Teddy’s Person

No doubt she was threatened with mayhem if she followed through with her plans to spill the beans. She might still be careful about standing near open windows, waiting on subway platforms, or consuming food or drink not prepared by herself.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:56:56pm

re: #43 plansbandc

Dude and I enjoy some wild turkeys.

I like watching them take off. It’s like watching a jumbo jet on the runway.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:56:58pm

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 5:58:09pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

There’s a rafter of wild turkeys that run across the road from time to time on the way up to the ski area, I’ve nearly hit a couple of those this winter.

We frequently have the same near the bridge over the North Platte here in town. Sometimes they come into town and take over the village park.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:00:56pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

It happened in a split second, but I can remember those feathers, and how *big* it was.

I had one swoop my car once travelling in the evening right along the woods in a state park. I could hear the flapping of the wings. They are powerful.

I saw it come down right from just left of the driver’s side front and even got a glimpse out the open sunroof as it passed over.

It may have been diving at some little critter on the side of the road and never saw you. Nothing you could do. Sometimes something like that can be bad for both.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:03:22pm

re: #8 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Is that a “Commemorative” Coin? I want one!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:03:26pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

I would be too. Good people respect living creatures. Some accidents just can’t be avoided.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:03:31pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:03:37pm

Not looking good for the Buzzfeed story tonight. If they have real evidence for what they claimed, now is probably a good time to reveal it.

As I said yesterday, I don’t think Mueller’s office would have issued a statement like that unless the Buzzfeed story was substantially wrong in ways that impact what they’re working on. I still think that’s probably right.

But who knows? It could all be some kind of weird, fucked up kabuki theater. Who knows what’s real or true in the Trump era?

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:05:05pm

Interstate highways are an unbelievable barrier for all wildlife, especially in the rural mountains. It might as well be a hundred foot high wall, and if any wildlife dare try to penetrate an interstate highway, they will probably die.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:05:53pm

So neither of us had ever seen a wild turkey. We had never driven dude’s brother anywhere. So we drove dude’s brother to Colorado. Saw a wild turkey.

Drove him to him to Santa Fe. Saw a wild turkey a few blocks from his house in ABQ.

Ever since then, we’ve seen a decent share of wild turkeys, including a huge rafter right outside ABQ.

Conclusion: Dude’s brother is the Turkey God.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:06:51pm

re: #48 Anymouse 🌹

We frequently have the same near the bridge over the North Platte here in town. Sometimes they come into town and take over the village park.

Turkeys are astoundingly lazy fuckers. They just kind of mosey on in wherever they want to go, and they will not be moved for love or money, unless they’re about to get hit by a car. And even then, sometimes.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:06:55pm

I saw a tweet with this exact text (bolded) in an earlier thread, so somebody just lifted it from PZ at Pharyngula. To give credit where it is due:

So that’s what they learn in private Catholic schools

….Jesus. I work at a university that was built on the site of a Catholic boarding school for Indians, where children were ripped from their families to learn white man’s ways and follow the Pope, and this is a history we earnestly feel here — we have reminders all over the school of that legacy. Seeing little Catholic assholes shitting all over other people fills me with anger.

And despair. Look at those faces. Someday you’ll see them again in Congress, and on the Supreme Court, and maybe even the presidency. Because that’s where they’re confident they deserve to go.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:07:18pm

re: #16 MsJ

“Dreadful looking” women… he probably means normal, average day to day looking women across the country not sitting in front of a makeup mirror for 3 hours waiting to go on camera at Fox News.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:07:34pm

Good time to remember that for all the real world damage Trump’s push for a racist immigration policy is doing, it’s also cover for gigantic, ongoing financial crimes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:08:21pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Interstate highways are an unbelievable barrier for all wildlife, especially in the rural mountains. It might as well be a hundred foot high wall, and if any wildlife dare try to penetrate an interstate highway, they will probably die.

Same here in the Sandhills and the High Plains. 75mph speed limit here (80mph in Wyoming) is pretty much it for any critter which tries to cross the highway.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:08:41pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:09:39pm

THREAD

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:10:38pm

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Is that a “Commemorative” Coin? I want one!

I’ve just ordered 10. Anyone interested can put in an order.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:10:54pm

Tim Pool continues to dig, with help.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:10:59pm

This screenshot is from a youtube video of the Covington Catholic cheering section at a basketball game.

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:12:07pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

Remember Charles, they (The SCO) indicated specifically that they had issues with the sources cited with a particular emphasis that the SCO was not the entity/source of their information. They didn’t say that Cohen wasn’t directed to lie, but rather had issue with who may have told him to lie. Was it Trump directly? I dunno, people speaking for Trump as his direction, quite possibly. There doesn’t appear to be an issue with the context of what the story is, but it appears that the details of who and when are at issue, not what and how….

Is it just as bad if the people who report to Trump or the people following up on Trump initiatives were the ones giving the orders…? I’m not sure, it seems like we’re in a Few Good Men territory here, did Trump issue the directive himself and someone else conveyed the message (Don Jr?) is it all still in the family?

Still want to let this shake out some more before I discount it entirely…

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:12:13pm

re: #58 Rocky-in-Connecticut

“Dreadful looking” women… he probably means normal, average day to day looking women across the country not sitting in front of a makeup mirror for 3 hours waiting to go on camera at Fox News appearing in the pages of men’s magazines or in adult videos.

FTFY

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gwangung  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:12:22pm

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹

ANyone who calls Radley Balko “the Left” has a lot of problems.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:12:47pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Interstate highways are an unbelievable barrier for all wildlife, especially in the rural mountains. It might as well be a hundred-foot-high wall, and if any wildlife dare try to penetrate an interstate highway, they will probably die.

We have our endangered mountain lions that are being devastated by freeways and fires. Development encroaching on their territories. It’s pretty sad really. Humans could sensibly limit expansion and enjoy the wildlife. Wildlife tunnels and bridges so they can move, breed, find game for themselves.
Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:18:01pm

Wingnuts are claiming that Nathan Phillips barged into the crowd of “innocent children” and aggressively pounded his drum at them, and that is why “the heroic young child” *gag* stood up to him and didn’t run away from TEH AWFUL DRUMZ!!!!!!!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:18:14pm

Stolen from Wonkette

I went to the opticians and they were telling me about revolutionary technology to allow us to see out of different body parts such as our arms, nose and even our ass.

Intrigued, I asked: “When will this technology would be available?”

The optician replied: “Arm and nose is coming in 2019, hindsight is 2020”

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:18:50pm

re: #70 The Vicious Babushka

Ignoring the fact that he was there first.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:19:54pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:20:49pm

What do you call divers who swim alongside the “greatest Great White Shark ever recorded”?
Tacos?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:21:29pm

So, it’s the weekend here, the term is over, and I, the manager of our team, have to deal with a personnel issue. One of our teachers blew up for no apparent reason at a graduate student and our office assistant. He said some racist things. I am not happy with this at all.

That is all.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:21:33pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:22:27pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

Biff Tannen really did become President, and it’s even more nightmarish than Back to the Future foretold.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:22:36pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:23:23pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:24:27pm

re: #20 Teddy’s Person

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Lol! Why bring that up on a date? And these are the jerks who keep calling liberals snowflakes.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:27:06pm

re: #70 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts are claiming that Nathan Phillips barged into the crowd of “innocent children” and aggressively pounded his drum at them, and that is why “the heroic young child” *gag* stood up to him and didn’t run away from TEH AWFUL DRUMZ!!!!!!!

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:29:29pm

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:30:19pm

re: #81 bd(it’s all true)

It took me a bit to find exactly where that picture came from. That is Dion Diamond, sitting at a counter in Arlington, VA: wbur.org

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:31:37pm

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

Shame on Tumblr. I’m glad that Thinkprogress confronted them about this issue which forced them to take down the featured accounts.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:33:11pm
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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:33:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:35:15pm

re: #85 jaunte

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Something tells me that 20-30 years from now one of the kids that took part in this will be a prominent right wing talking head.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:35:51pm

re: #86 MsJ

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Isn’t Dipshit Jr supposed to be ruining his father’s business? He sure has a lot of time for his father’s political opponents.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:36:06pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

Lol! Why bring that up on a date? And these are the jerks who keep calling liberals snowflakes.

These are the men’s rights activists - the guys who are so insecure in their masculinity that they feel they have to say something controversial to assert their dominance, and then when it doesn’t go well, they complain bitterly that “nice guys finish last”.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:36:54pm
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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:37:28pm

re: #88 HappyWarrior

Isn’t Dipshit Jr supposed to be ruining his father’s business? He sure has a lot of time for his father’s political opponents.

Why not, his dad literally does nothing but watch television and tweet.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:37:47pm

re: #87 HappyWarrior

Something tells me that 20-30 years from now one of the kids that took part in this will be a prominent right wing talking head.

That’s why we have to keep pushing for minorities and women to be included. Each group on its own has some smart people and some idiots, some good people and some evil people, but by choosing from all the groups, you more likely to end up with the best people.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:37:56pm

re: #91 MsJ

Why not, his dad literally does nothing but watch television and tweet.

True, true.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:38:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:38:24pm

re: #92 Belafon

That’s why we have to keep pushing for minorities and women to be included. Each group on its own has some smart people and some idiots, some good people and some evil people, but by choosing from all the groups, you more likely to end up with the best people.

True but right wing punditry doesn’t care about the best people. It cares about the most obnoxious asshole they can find.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:38:34pm

re: #89 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

These are the men’s rights activists - the guys who are so insecure in their masculinity that they feel they have to say something controversial to assert their dominance, and then when it doesn’t go well, they complain bitterly that “nice guys finish last”.

I’ll bet my last bottom dollar that the guy in WI who kidnapped that girl and killed her parents is one of the guys.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:39:14pm

re: #85 jaunte

SQUEE! And Beers!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:39:27pm

re: #96 MsJ

I’ll bet my last bottom dollar that the guy in WI who kidnapped that girl and killed her parents is one of the guys.

Let’s just say men with enlightened views on women don’t do shit like that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:39:37pm

re: #97 Dave In Austin

SQUEE! And Beers!

AND PJ!

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:39:55pm
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:40:24pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

True but right wing punditry doesn’t care about the best people. It cares about the most obnoxious asshole they can find.

Yep, but maybe we can keep them out.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:40:45pm

re: #100 MsJ

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I really think she’s going to be a heavy target of the DSCC. Hope she enjoyed voting for Kavanaugh because he will be the last SCOTUS member she’ll ever vote for.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:41:06pm

re: #101 Belafon

Yep, but maybe we can keep them out.

We can only hope. I hope what passes for conservatism in my 50’s is something more reasonable.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:42:20pm

re: #100 MsJ

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Strangely enough, I think she’s don’t exactly the wrong thing to get reelected.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:42:24pm

re: #100 MsJ

Susan Collins is the worst fucking kind of politician.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:42:43pm

First Newt and now Rudy. Trouble is brewing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:43:07pm

re: #105 Eclectic Cyborg

Susan Collins is the worst fucking kind of politician.

There was a great argument that GOP moderates like her are actually the worst kind of partisans. I forget what it was precisely at the moment but it made a lot of sense.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:43:08pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

We can only hope. I hope what passes for conservatism in my 50’s is something more reasonable.

I only hope is dead by then.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:43:38pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

Unfortunately, RBG isn’t healthy so Trump May get another SCOTUS pick.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:43:50pm

re: #104 Belafon

Strangely enough, I think she’s don’t exactly the wrong thing to get reelected.

I’m starting to wonder if there will be an election.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:43:55pm

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:44:24pm

re: #108 MsJ

I only hope is dead by then.

Well what I mean is when I’m in my 50’s (holy shit 19 years from now), I really hope what passes for conservatism is something rather than what we have now. That’s the problem. The left has adapted to the times it lives in. The right has not .

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:44:45pm

re: #109 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately, RBG isn’t healthy so Trump May get another SCOTUS pick.

I’m afraid of that too.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:44:56pm

re: #82 William Lewis

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:45:21pm

re: #110 MsJ

I’m starting to wonder if there will be an election.

Don’t underestimate Trump’s ego. He’ll have one. Our concern would be whetehr he’d accept the results.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:45:28pm

re: #81 bd(it’s all true)

Sure Jan …

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:45:41pm

re: #70 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts are claiming that Nathan Phillips barged into the crowd of “innocent children” and aggressively pounded his drum at them, and that is why “the heroic young child” *gag* stood up to him and didn’t run away from TEH AWFUL DRUMZ!!!!!!!

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The Right Wing already are attacking Nathan Phillips as a “Far-Left Agent of the Deep State, paid by Soros.”

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:46:06pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Well what I mean is when I’m in my 50’s (holy shit 19 years from now), I really hope what passes for conservatism is something rather than what we have now. That’s the problem. The left has adapted to the times it lives in. The right has not .

And never will.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:47:15pm

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

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:47:27pm

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

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:50:00pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:52:40pm

re: #119 MsJ

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:54:05pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:54:21pm

Welp, gonna tune all this politics and depressing scandal out for a bit. Saturday dinner is some steaks I found on sale, tomato/avo salad, and some red wine. For entertainment, classic LA heist film HEAT.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:55:08pm

re: #122 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:56:17pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

We can only hope. I hope what passes for conservatism in my 50’s is something more reasonable.

Happy, may it be far better than what happened between my 58 years and your age. Say thirty or so years ago? Conservatism 1988 was a far cry from Trumpism today.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:58:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:58:41pm

re: #84 Patricia Kayden

Shame on Tumblr. I’m glad that Thinkprogress confronted them about this issue which forced them to take down the featured accounts.

Did they take down those accounts? Yes, but:

Following requests for comment from ThinkProgress, the pages in this article were no longer accessible and appear to have been deleted, though other far right content still exists on the site.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 6:59:30pm

re: #126 Unshaken Defiance

Happy, may it be far better than what happened between my 58 years and your age. Say thirty or so years ago? Conservatism 1988 was a far cry from Trumpism today.

Which, quite frankly, should scare the shit out of everyone.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:01:09pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Well what I mean is when I’m in my 50’s (holy shit 19 years from now), I really hope what passes for conservatism is something rather than what we have now. That’s the problem. The left has adapted to the times it lives in. The right has not .

Conservatism cannot adapt and never could. For the politicians it is about power, for the voters it is about nostalgia.

And by the way, whippersnapper, get off my lawn. //s

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:03:34pm

re: #126 Unshaken Defiance

Happy, may it be far better than what happened between my 58 years and your age. Say thirty or so years ago? Conservatism 1988 was a far cry from Trumpism today.

Conservatism 1988:

1988: The “Weekend Pass” attack ad airs, accusing Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis of being soft on crime. Willie Horton, a convicted murderer who stabbed a gas attendant 19 times, failed to return after a weekend furlough in Massachusetts, and committed robbery and rape. Dukakis was the governor at the time. “It made white Americans - especially white southerners - raise and eyebrow and think, ‘We can’t have a man from Massachusetts releasing quote black criminals all across the country and letting them rape our white women and children,’” Democratic strategist Jimmy Williams would say in 2013, according to MSNBC. “That was the point of that ad.”

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:04:09pm

re: #127 MsJ

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Win-sin situation for the Republicans.
Shutdown Government,
Crash the economy,
Blame it all on Illegals,
Here comes the votes,
Reelected, Rinse, Repeat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:06:21pm

re: #132 DodgerFan1988

Win-sin situation for the Republicans.
Shutdown Government,
Crash the economy,
Blame it all on Illegals,
Here comes the votes,
Reelected, Rinse, Repeat.

Exactly. And the 1% make out like bandits, just like they did in ‘09.

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retired cynic  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:07:18pm

re: #56 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Turkeys are astoundingly lazy fuckers. They just kind of mosey on in wherever they want to go, and they will not be moved for love or money, unless they’re about to get hit by a car. And even then, sometimes.

My parents moved onto a small house on our farm when they were in their 80s. Mom called one morning, really excited. An ostrich had just gone past her kitchen window! We _did_ have a wild animal farm not to far away, so it wasn’t completely crazy. Turned out it was a wild turkey, however. We never let her forget it! (We have lots of wild turkeys around here, so she got plenty of chances to get acquainted!)

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:08:28pm

re: #125 MsJ

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:10:29pm

Words. Let’s see.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:11:14pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

The National Alliance arose directly from the Youth for Wallace group, and was at its peak of murder and violence in the 1980’s.

splcenter.org

(Timeline of right-wing violence)

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:20:15pm

re: #136 MsJ

Yeah. I’d have to see that happen. In any case, there seems to be a culture of douchery in that school which goes beyond this one incident. Ironic that this is how those students decided to conduct themselves at a “march for life”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:22:34pm

I watched the “MAGA Extended” video and I fail to see how that makes the smirking red hat kid into the victim.

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:23:58pm

Too much of this kind of day. Need to chill…

Just got home from work. Now playing:

Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. I (Live)

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:25:05pm

There was something. Maybe this was it.
re: #136 MsJ

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:28:09pm

re: #139 The Vicious Babushka

I watched the “MAGA Extended” video and I fail to see how that makes the smirking red hat kid into the victim.

Basic RW logic. Kid in MAGA hat = “one of US” = “good guy” = critcism is victimization.
Repeat as necessary.

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:29:52pm

re: #136 MsJ

Words. Let’s see.

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Yep, meant to mollify the masses. But they won’t risk that sweet sweet tuition money unless the bishop is one of Francis’ new men. Even then they’d not be happy about it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:36:01pm

re: #143 William Lewis

Yep, meant to mollify the masses. But they won’t risk that sweet sweet tuition money unless the bishop is one of Francis’ new men. Even then they’d not be happy about it.

Roger Joseph Foys is the tenth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, in Kentucky, United States. Foys was ordained a priest in 1973 in the Diocese of Steubenville; he served there until he was installed as Bishop of Covington on July 15, 2002.

en.wikipedia.org

I can’t go to the diocese Website because it appears to have melted down.

Steubenville, Ohio? I wonder if he weighed in on the high school rape case there.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:39:16pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

re: #53 Charles Johnson

How do you benefit from tearing down this story.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:41:08pm

The comment section on Yelp is going wild over Covington Catholic school

yelp.com

Does anyone know if the white robes are included in the cost of tuition, or are they extra?

They charge extra for the robe but the hood is free.
7 hours ago 65 people found this helpful
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Besides “Mein Kampf” and “The Turner Diaries”, what other books are required reading for 10th graders?

How COULD you forget ‘The Fountainhead?’

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:43:29pm

re: #146 Anymouse 🌹

It’s a very bad strategy to piss off the internet. If the internet hates you, there’s no escape. Nothing will ever be the same.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:47:31pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹

The National Alliance arose directly from the Youth for Wallace group, and was at its peak of murder and violence in the 1980’s.

splcenter.org

(Timeline of right-wing violence)

Still remember the Youth For Wallace members in the Young Americans For Freedom in my high school in 1972. They campaigned for Wallace in the primary and John Schmidtz in the November election. Then they backed Lester Maddox for President when I was at Pitt in 1976.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:48:11pm

re: #145 VegasGolfer

How do you benefit from tearing down this story.

Excuse me? I’m not sure what you’re asking here. I’m skeptical because the sourcing is thin and other people looking into this aren’t backing it up. If it turns out to be completely accurate I’d be happy, but I’m not a fan of confirmation bias.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:48:41pm

re: #147 plansbandc

It’s a very bad strategy to piss off the internet. If the internet hates you, there’s no escape. Nothing will ever be the same.

They’re still going there. I saw several people’s comments on social media noting the Covington Diocese and the school are making this out as a public relations issue, not a moral failing:

If you want your kids to harass elders and Vietnam Vets, this is a place. Some is the classes offered include:

Cross Burning 101

Elderly Harassment 102

Advanced Racist Intolerance

Mob Mentality

All under the watchful guidance of local klansmen faculty…

Covington Catholic Klansmen… our new mascot… !!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:51:18pm

Someone who has no job urges furloughed government workers to “GET JERBS YOU LAZY FURLOUGHED JOBLESS UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE!!”

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:51:52pm

re: #145 VegasGolfer

Charles has legit suspicions, the author has played fast and loose with facts in past yet buzzfeed has frequently put forth accurate material overall on the investigation. It makes sense to be cautious and Charles does not have a stake on this other than to promote news on his blog and allow commentary. I have no problems at all with him being wary and wanting to make sure that we’re not being ratfucked over this highly sensitive matter. Its not as if there hasn’t been a long history of RW ratfucking sources to call into question any investigation and taking over the framing of the story.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 7:58:55pm

Conservatives on both sides of the border are still digging on Mr. Nathan Phillip’s treatment.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:01:16pm

re: #151 The Vicious Babushka

Someone who has no job urges furloughed government workers to “GET JERBS YOU LAZY FURLOUGHED JOBLESS UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE!!”

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Didn’t Gun Girl go to Kent State which is financed by tax dollars?

Oh I wonder what she will do if she comes down with food poisoning?

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Mike Lamb  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:02:26pm

re: #151 The Vicious Babushka

Someone who has no job urges furloughed government workers to “GET JERBS YOU LAZY FURLOUGHED JOBLESS UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE!!”

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How were conservatives able to mainstream the notion that govt jobs aren’t “real” jobs?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:02:35pm

re: #152 piratedan

Charles has legit suspicions, the author has played fast and loose with facts in past yet buzzfeed has frequently put forth accurate material overall on the investigation. It makes sense to be cautious and Charles does not have a stake on this other than to promote news on his blog and allow commentary. I have no problems at all with him being wary and wanting to make sure that we’re not being ratfucked over this highly sensitive matter. Its not as if there hasn’t been a long history of RW ratfucking sources to call into question any investigation and taking over the framing of the story.

I just don’t appreciate this weasel-word statement from Mueller’s office. This guy needs to stop wasting time denying and shit or get off the pot! The country is being destroyed! He’s never going to get all the impeachable offenses tRump commits. He commits a hundred on a slow day! Just package up the five or ten thousand most egregious ones, indict the bastard on all of them at once, and ARREST HIS ORANGE ASS!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:03:22pm

re: #155 Mike Lamb

How were conservatives able to mainstream the notion that govt jobs aren’t “real” jobs?

They’ve been doing it for years. Especially during the rise of the New Right via California’s Prop 13.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:08:11pm

re: #151 The Vicious Babushka

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sagehen  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:08:25pm

re: #154 Joe Bacon 🌹

Didn’t Gun Girl go to Kent State which is financed by tax dollars?

Oh I wonder what she will do if she comes down with food poisoning?

She also doesn’t seem to realize that a lot of these federal employees who are missing their checks… are in fact deemed essential. They’re working full-time, but not getting paid for it.

The TSA is working, and not getting their checks.
The Border Patrol is working, and not getting their checks.
The Coast Guard is working, and not getting their checks.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:09:41pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:10:50pm

re: #159 sagehen

She also doesn’t seem to realize that a lot of these federal employees who are missing their checks… are in fact deemed essential. They’re working full-time, but not getting paid for it.

The TSA is working, and not getting their checks.
The Border Patrol is working, and not getting their checks.
The Coast Guard is working, and not getting their checks.

She’s just the typical Ayn Randian who floats up, up, up in the rarified air to her Laissez Fairyland. She floats up so high her brain cells die…

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:11:56pm

Sure, Jan.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:12:06pm

re: #158 MsJ

A little plastic surgery and a lot more bleach and she’ll be just fine for Fox.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:14:21pm

re: #163 plansbandc

A little plastic surgery and a lot more bleach and she’ll be just fine for Fox.

I’m sure that Sugar Daddy Mercer is already preparing her to be the next Barbie Doll on 19th Century Fox.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:14:49pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:17:29pm

re: #164 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m sure that Sugar Daddy Mercer is already preparing her to be the next Barbie Doll on 19th Century Fox.

It’s gonna take a lot of preparation, sorry to say.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:18:20pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:18:39pm

re: #155 Mike Lamb

How were conservatives able to mainstream the notion that govt jobs aren’t “real” jobs?

Ronald Reagan.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:19:31pm

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹

Ronald Reagan.

Yup. Saint Ronnie fucking over Americans from the grave.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:19:49pm

re: #166 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It’s gonna take a lot of preparation, sorry to say.

Oh he already did that before. He’s a real life Dr. Goldfoot!

Dr. Goldfoot and his Bikini Machine

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:21:32pm

re: #162 MsJ

ummmmm when was the last time homophobes showed up to protest Pro-life people?

I’d check that take for brown stains, because that apparently came right outta his ass….

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:21:49pm

In my opinion, if you call yourself religious and you think Trump is wonderful, you are a fucking fraud.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:22:15pm

BS here:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:24:41pm

re: #172 plansbandc

In my opinion, if you call yourself religious and you think Trump is wonderful, you are a fucking fraud.

Steven Weinberg, physicist:

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:25:04pm

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:25:23pm

Kaitlin Kent State is a cartoon of a cartoon. She tries so hard to be what is not needed, so she tries harder still. Such a sad act.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:25:24pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:25:34pm

re: #173 Anymouse 🌹

BS here:

Lots of Russian trolls are dialed up to 11 defending the MAGATs.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:27:19pm

Nice to see all these Catholic Priests coming out as full blown racists.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:27:48pm

re: #16 MsJ

Who’s surprised?

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He’s no Father Martin.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:32:19pm

re: #175 teleskiguy

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ipsos  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:33:19pm

re: #161 Joe Bacon 🌹

She’s just the typical Ayn Randian who floats up, up, up in the rarified air to her Laissez Fairyland. She floats up so high her brain cells die…

So, about a foot and a half in her case?

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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:33:50pm

re: #167 MsJ

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Seems to me that he would benefit from transferring to a Central American rural parish. Not sure the parishioners would, though.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:35:21pm

With all the Christians (both Catholic and Protestant) defending the students harassing Mr. Phillips in Washington, probably time to bring up John Pavlovitz’s essay from last August.

The Moral Confusion of Trump Christians

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:35:21pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

I liked every single response that included @pontifex and sent a few on my own.

There are going to be alot of notifications on the Pope’s account.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:35:42pm

re: #183 ckkatz

Seems to me that he would benefit from transferring to a Central American rural parish. Not sure the parishioners would, though.

How about Antarctica?

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:35:51pm

re: #160 MsJ

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Or as two saints put it, “Be excellent to each other”.

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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:37:06pm

re: #134 retired cynic

My parents moved onto a small house on our farm when they were in their 80s. Mom called one morning, really excited. An ostrich had just gone past her kitchen window! We _did_ have a wild animal farm not to far away, so it wasn’t completely crazy. Turned out it was a wild turkey, however. We never let her forget it! (We have lots of wild turkeys around here, so she got plenty of chances to get acquainted!)

One of my brothers, while living in Northern California, dated a woman whose family owned an honest to goodness ostrich farm. The lady was reportedly trapped in her house for more than a day while a mountain lion sat on her roof. From what I understand, the mountain lion did have the good sense to not try and mess with the ostriches.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:39:13pm

I despise religion but I love this Pope.

He actually walks the walk.

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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:39:17pm

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹

How about Antarctica?

Might help him chill.

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The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:40:29pm

re: #176 ObserverArt

Kaitlin Kent State is a cartoon of a cartoon. She tries so hard to be what is not needed, so she tries harder still. Such a sad act.

Wingnut rube revenue is a massive beast being picked apart like a Serengheti herbivore.

If you’re willing to scrape together a meal of gut lining and connective tissue, you can furnish your apartment.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:40:38pm

re: #185 MsJ

I liked every single response that included @pontifex and sent a few on my own.

There are going to be alot of notifications on the Pope’s account.

Neither L’Osservatore Romano nor Vatican Radio have weighed in on this, though to be fair to both, they tend to be kind of slow with news (as official organs of the Holy See, things they print or broadcast must first be approved).

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:42:29pm

re: #181 Anymouse 🌹

Her and I are less than three years apart on the birthing thing. Me: May 1982 My sister: Jan. 1985

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:42:34pm

It’s like a mini-blizzard here in Columbus right now. Strong winds driving the snow in swirls. And the temps plunging. It’s winter now!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:46:36pm

It got up to 79 here in Los Angeles today and I was sweating while waiting on busses. Women’s March downtown messed up the usual timetable

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:48:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:49:13pm

re: #195 Joe Bacon 🌹

It got up to 79 here in Los Angeles today and I was sweating while waiting on busses. Women’s March downtown messed up the usual timetable

Currently 25°F (-4°Commie) here. Clear. Snow scheduled for Monday night.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:50:03pm

re: #196 MsJ

Here’s the video.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:52:47pm

re: #132 DodgerFan1988

Win-sin situation for the Republicans.
Shutdown Government,
Crash the economy,
Blame it all on Illegals,
Here comes the votes,
Reelected, Rinse, Repeat.

You had noticed that they’re even losing the base over this?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:53:25pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:54:10pm

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:54:11pm
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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:54:21pm

re: #193 teleskiguy

Her and I are less than three years apart on the birthing thing. Me: May 1982 My sister: Jan. 1985

I am so sorry to hear about the rift. Best wishes in your efforts to reach over it.

Even a result that is respectful recognition of disagreement on core issues might be a win. Otherwise, I have found that there are often so many other valuable shared things that are lost through not speaking at all. And sometimes things take a while before the reached out hand is grasped. (Don’t ask how I learned this. Or its cost.)

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:54:23pm

re: #197 Anymouse 🌹

Currently 25°F (-4°Commie) here. Clear. Snow scheduled for Monday night.

-6 F up here. Clear beautiful sky tonight. I ought to go grab my binos and go sky watching but I’m feeling too wimpy.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:57:45pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:58:16pm

re: #204 William Lewis

-6 F up here. Clear beautiful sky tonight. I ought to go grab my binos and go sky watching but I’m feeling to wimpy.

That cold is coming our way tomorrow night and into Monday. Tonight’s mini-blizzard is swirling and pulling that down on us.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 8:58:21pm

re: #199 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

You had noticed that they’re even losing the base over this?

Yeah. Not this time.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:02:53pm

re: #136 MsJ

Words. Let’s see.

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Is it just me or does he look like a psychopath?

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:02:56pm

It’s too warm here.

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teleskiguy  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:05:35pm

re: #203 ckkatz

The rift between me and my youngest sister is a source of constant consternation in my mind, I suspect her’s as well. We did not get along growing up.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:09:47pm

It would appear that the woman who posted the video of Mr. Phillips being harassed has now made her Twitter feed private after a deluge of conservatives making misogynistic and racist attacks on her.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:12:07pm

re: #210 teleskiguy

The rift between me and my youngest sister is a source of constant consternation in my mind, I suspect her’s as well. We did not get along growing up.

My sister and I only reconciled fairly recently. She would not speak to me for over two decades. When she came out as LGBT, she assumed that since I was in the Navy at the time I therefore despised her.

Our whole family (minus my mother and me) disowned her over their religious beliefs, and she threw the brother under the bus who actually supported her.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:17:08pm

re: #208 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

Is it just me or does he look like a psychopath?

Acts like one for sure.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:17:34pm

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹

My brother and I pretty much never speak. Very few convos for forty plus years. He is a one percenter and I am so not. We are very much alike in our tastes and sense of humor, but I am not of his class and I have no respect for his. And he is not of mine and has no respect for mine.

His wife is kind and caring and genuinely is doing good work. But she does it under the banner of a mega church. Sigh.

Love the nieces, but rarely see them. Such is my life.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:17:56pm

Another Yelp review:

When I thought my children were losing Jesus from their lives, and doing unchristian things like helping the poor and oppressed, I knew I had to do something! Covington Catholic did the trick and now they disrespect and insult veterans, minorities, and the elderly with a smile on their face. Jesus would be so proud!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:18:11pm

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

It would appear that the woman who posted the video of Mr. Phillips being harassed has now made her Twitter feed private after a deluge of conservatives making misogynistic and racist attacks on her.

Because of course.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:18:54pm

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹

Savage as hell. :D :D

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:19:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:20:24pm

re: #218 Dave In Austin

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Mr. Philips is about to have his kitchen counters inspected and adjudicated by the Right.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:23:43pm

Welp, that was odd. I didn’t expect to have to defend being skeptical of thinly sourced articles here at LGF. That’s kind of why this site exists.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:23:55pm

A stupidity so dense it curves spacetime.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:27:42pm

re: #217 plansbandc

Savage as hell. :D :D

Another winner:

when convington catholic sends its people, they’re not sending their best. they’re sending people that have a lot of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us…they’re bringing crime. … and some, i assume, are good people

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:29:49pm
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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:32:23pm

ABC news in NoCa. Are editors no longer being used by major news agencies?

CHP says they got a call about a man wearing dark clothing was weaving across all five lanes of 101 on his bicycle, said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:33:22pm

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹

Where are you seeing these? I can’t find anything on my app.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:39:12pm

re: #225 MsJ

Where are you seeing these? I can’t find anything on my app.

Hmm. I presume “app” means cell phone.

On my computer, they are here:

yelp.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:41:10pm

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹

To be fair, there are a bunch of Catholics weighing in on that thread of comments who are absolutely appalled at what happened. Their comments are mostly condemning either the school administration or the parents, or both.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:43:02pm

re: #139 The Vicious Babushka

I watched the “MAGA Extended” video and I fail to see how that makes the smirking red hat kid into the victim.

My guess is that they expect that most people don’t watch the video and will take their word for it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:44:21pm

Well, Yelp just put up the warning they usually do right before they pull down a page:

This business is being monitored by Yelp’s Support team for content related to media reports.

Several commentators there already noted that if Yelp pulled down the page, they will hold Yelp complicit in hiding racism and bigotry.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:45:24pm

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹

And there it is:

This business recently made waves in the news, which often means people come to this page to post their views on the news.

While we don’t take a stand one way or the other when it comes to this news event, we work to verify that the content you see here reflects personal consumer experiences with the business rather than the news itself. As a result, we’ve temporarily disabled the posting of content to this page.

You should feel free to post your thoughts about the recent media coverage for this business on Yelp Talk at any time.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:46:35pm

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹

Well, Yelp just put up the warning they usually do right before they pull down a page:

Several commentators there already noted that if Yelp pulled down the page, they will hold Yelp complicit in hiding racism and bigotry.

I kind feel like posting yelp reviews of a business or other entity with which you have no direct interaction is probably a violation of their TOS.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:47:14pm

Watching Bill Maher, I’m wondering what you people are saying you are turning it off in 30 seconds because he said what ive read here for the last week. Who should I believe the guy who is saying the same things people are saying on this website , or Bill Maher?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:52:43pm

re: #231 Blind Frog Belly White

I kind feel like posting yelp reviews of a business or other entity with which you have no direct interaction is probably a violation of their TOS.

I imagine so.

So Yelp is left with a moral choice. Leave it up for people to express outrage at racism, or pull down the page on the grounds of Terms-of-Service.

Twitter defends racists on the grounds of free speech even though that violates their terms of service. Yelp squelches speech because it violates their terms of service.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:56:21pm

re: #233 Anymouse 🌹

I imagine so.

So Yelp is left with a moral choice. Leave it up for people to express outrage at racism, or pull down the page on the grounds of Terms-of-Service.

Twitter defends racists on the grounds of free speech even though that violates their terms of service. Yelp squelches speech because it violates their terms of service.

We don’t get to smugly tell wingnuts their speech isn’t being infringed because they’re being denied a platform for violating the TOS, then bitch about being denied a platform for violating the TOS.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2019 • 9:57:39pm
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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:00:02pm

re: #136 MsJ

Words. Let’s see.

[Embedded content]

Is it just me or does he look like a psychopath?
re: #193 teleskiguy

Her and I are less than three years apart on the birthing thing. Me: May 1982 My sister: Jan. 1985

Oh, geez. I’m old enough to be your mother!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:00:52pm

re: #236 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

Is it just me or does he look like a psychopath?

Oh, geez. I’m old enough to be your mother!

Oh, wow, man - Deja vu!
//

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:01:59pm

re: #234 Blind Frog Belly White

We don’t get to smugly tell wingnuts their speech isn’t being infringed because they’re being denied a platform for violating the TOS, then bitch about being denied a platform for violating the TOS.

Fair enough. Yelp says they have a blog where such comments can be posted as well.

The Princess of the North weighs in. Wingnuts are really rattled by the new crop of Democrats:

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:03:17pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:03:40pm

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹

Fair enough. Yelp says they have a blog where such comments can be posted as well.

The Princess of the North weighs in. Wingnuts are really rattled by the new crop of Democrats:

Beto O’Rourke Interview Reveals Lack of Substance, Troubling View of the Constitution

Holy shit! So un-self aware I can’t imagine how she combs her hair!

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:06:01pm

re: #232 VegasGolfer

Watching Bill Maher, I’m wondering what you people are saying you are turning it off in 30 seconds because he said what ive read here for the last week. Who should I believe the guy who is saying the same things people are saying on this website , or Bill Maher?

You’ve lost me. Can you be more specific?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:06:48pm

The amazing thing is, they think they’re being witty.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:07:26pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, wow, man - Deja vu!
//

LOL. I have no idea how that happened.

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:08:00pm

re: #232 VegasGolfer

last I understood, this is a free country, if you want to choose to believe Bill Maher, that’s fine, if you want to take Buzzfeed’s story without reservation, that’s also your privilege. All our blog host is noting is that Leopold has had issues dancing around the truth in the past without having all of the facts. It’s also my understanding that Buzzfeed has been mostly on point in regards to the ongoing investigation as a whole. Charles has expressed his concern over the fact that no one else has corroborated Leopold’s story and that a “smoking gun” story is something that most of us would desire intensely, as such, suggestions caution.

I don’t believe anyone of the regulars here are saying that Trump isn’t likely to be guilty of a whole cornucopia of crimes, just that this one could be too good to be true…

unsure what you’re suggesting here or if you’re simply concern trolling….

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:08:01pm

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:08:53pm

re: #240 Blind Frog Belly White

Holy shit! So un-self aware I can’t imagine how she combs her hair!

That’s what I said, too.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:10:40pm

re: #242 Blind Frog Belly White

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The amazing thing is, they think they’re being witty.

Trump thinks that’s the name of the party.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:11:20pm

re: #247 MsJ

Trump thinks that’s the name of the party.

You lost me at “Trump thinks”
//////////////////////

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:11:45pm

re: #232 VegasGolfer

What exactly is your fucking problem? You are messing with my one safe space on the internet. Do NOT do that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:13:54pm

Because of course. Conservatives are now accusing Mr. Phillips of being a “crisis actor” because he’s been a several protests in the past.

Aside from being an elderly man and a Native American, got to love the conservative hate for veterans (unless they can use us as props for their Twitter banners).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:15:55pm

Gah. This cold keeps morphing. Started out Tuesday afternoon a week and a half ago as a scratchy throat. Worked its way up to general malaise by that Thursday. But Saturday morning I thought it was mostly over, so I overdid it on yard work. Sunday I felt like shit. Monday not much better. Tuesday was largely okay, but now it’s migrated into my sinuses…….

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:18:14pm

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

Because of course. Conservatives are now accusing Mr. Phillips of being a “crisis actor” because he’s been a several protests in the past.

Aside from being an elderly man and a Native American, got to love the conservative hate for veterans (unless they can use us as props for their Twitter banners).

[Embedded content]

I knew better when I was in elementary school. There is no excuse for the abysmal behavior shown by these students.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:18:44pm

re: #241 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

You’ve lost me. Can you be more specific?

Hi, do you have access to HBO? In his monologue he talks about the FBI investigating trump for being a russian agent, fired comey , Russia meddling in the election. Jenine Pierro being a trump ball licker. Trump having a mushroom dick. Rudy saying Russia may have colluded, but not with trump. Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress. Bill Mahers sister is a teacher in LA, so he was saying they and air traffic controllers and tsa are working without pay, or as trump says, running a buisness.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:18:48pm

re: #205 MsJ

This one’s almost avatar worthy:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:19:55pm

re: #242 Blind Frog Belly White

Republicans have been doing the “Democrat Party” thing since the XIX Century. It’s modern usage traces to a speech in Michigan by Rep. Robert Gallinger (R-NH) in 1889.

The Federalist Party frequently referred to the Democratic-Republican Party as the Democrat or Democratic Party as a slur.

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gwangung  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:20:02pm

Crisis actor? You meaning doing the exact same thing Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and other civil rights leaders did in the 1950s and 60s?

Naw, bro. Sit down.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:21:33pm

re: #254 VegasGolfer

Hi, do you have access to HBO? In his monologue he talks about the FBI investigating trump for being a russian agent, fired comey , Russia meddling in the election. Jenine Pierro being a trump ball licker. Trump having a mushroom dick. Rudy saying Russia may have colluded, but not with trump. Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress. Bill Mahers sister is a teacher in LA, so he was saying they and air traffic controllers and tsa are working without pay, or as trump says, running a buisness.

I don’t have HBO and even if I did, I wouldn’t waste my time on Maher because he is a dick. I guess what I’m not understanding is why you are questioning Charles about why he is skeptical and waiting on the Buzzfeed article. Your posts just don’t sound like the regular “you” and I’m kind of baffled.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:25:59pm

re: #232 VegasGolfer

Watching Bill Maher, I’m wondering what you people are saying you are turning it off in 30 seconds because he said what ive read here for the last week. Who should I believe the guy who is saying the same things people are saying on this website , or Bill Maher?

Because well Bill Maher.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:26:01pm

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

They’re also accusing Mr. Phillips of being a “professional victim” in that thread.

I wasn’t aware you could get a job as a victim.

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austin_blue  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:26:48pm

re: #74 The Vicious Babushka

What do you call divers who swim alongside the “greatest Great White Shark ever recorded”?
Tacos?

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Idjits. And that’s not even close to the largest Great White ever recorded. That’s fourteen, sixteen feet long. The largest Great White was captured in New Brunswick in the 1930’s, It was thirty seven feet long.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:27:37pm

re: #257 gwangung

Crisis actor? You meaning doing the exact same thing Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and other civil rights leaders did in the 1950s and 60s?

Naw, bro. Sit down.

Conservatives assassinated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and beat Rep. John Lewis. Harassing a Native American seems quite on brand.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:31:40pm
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:35:15pm

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

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VegasGolfer  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:35:18pm

re: #244 piratedan

Concern trolling. Lmao.
Do you even know what that means, are you saying that im saying that what the article says that trump is telling people to lie about the russia thing, but im on the other side of the issue and saying thats false?
If thats the case, you dont know what the fuck you’re talking about.
Ive been against trump for many many years because ive actually done the research and I’ve read many books about him.
Ive actually been called out for ridiculing trump for many years, and people chided me for calling trump drumpf (his family’s real last name) when he started his campaign.
Now its common to see everybody here dunking on trump.
So ill take my bow for being the first to see trump for what he is.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:35:41pm

“Saturday Night Live” takes on the government shutdown.

Weekend Update: Government Shutdown - SNL

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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:36:21pm

re: #261 austin_blue

Idjits. And that’s not even close to the largest Great White ever recorded. That’s fourteen, sixteen feet long. The largest Great White was captured in New Brunswick in the 1930’s, It was thirty seven feet long.

According to one of the articles, the Great White is feeding off a dead whale carcass. (Which in itself, in a very warm environment, may be a good reason to remain below the surface.) I understand that the divers believe that the shark is too full to bother with the humans hanging around it. Some of the observers think she may also be pregnant.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:40:42pm

On the ExposeChristianSchools hashtag, Christians and conservatives are trying to make ExposePublicSchools a thing.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:41:43pm

re: #265 VegasGolfer

Concern trolling. Lmao.
Do you even know what that means, are you saying that im saying that what the article says that trump is telling people to lie about the russia thing, but im on the other side of the issue and saying thats false?
If thats the case, you dont know what the fuck you’re talking about.
Ive been against trump for many many years because ive actually done the research and I’ve read many books about him.
Ive actually been called out for ridiculing trump for many years, and people chided me for calling trump drumpf (his family’s real last name) when he started his campaign.
Now its common to see everybody here dunking on trump.
So ill take my bow for being the first to see trump for what he is.

Dude, it sounds like you are drunk posting. Please go sleep it off and come back tomorrow.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:45:38pm

re: #235 goddamnedfrank

Someone in an earlier thread about this asked if we had been Thanos snapped out of existence. I told my 18 year old son - who doesn’t have any parents - and he said “Of course he got rid of Gen x, he’s such a baby boomer.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:47:36pm

LOLWUT?

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:51:58pm

I suspect this is not what Trump and McConnell were hoping to have to do:

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:55:02pm

re: #271 Anymouse 🌹

Well, yeah, girls get included in all the discussions: discussions on how she’s there to produce your offspring, discussions on how she’s there to make your meals, and discussions on how she’s there to do what you command.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:57:15pm

Thread, three tweets. Wingnut is claiming that Twitter is fiddling with what’s on top of the tweets to promote “anti-Christian bias.” The overwhelming majority of people in that hashtag are Christians recounting their problems in Christian schools of all denominations.

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2019 • 10:58:31pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

and because our attempts to game the system have failed!

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:05:32pm

re: #272 Belafon

I suspect this is not what Trump and McConnell were hoping to have to do:

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“If you’re explaining, you’re losing.”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:05:59pm

You know, speaking as a public school graduate who went on field trips and a former high school teacher who has led them, that kind of behavior by the Covington boys would have been grounds to ship them back home or back to their hotel rooms. When I was in high school and touring Europe with the choir, we had one guy busted for getting drunk and he was shipped home at his parents’ expense the next day. When I was teaching, the rule we followed was to have one teacher/chaperone for every 10 students. So what were those kids’ chaperones doing to let some of them hassle an old man? As bad as the kids’ behavior was, their chaperones were being negligent in their duties and (as we now can see) have exposed their school to negative consequences, up to and including lawsuits. If I were a parent, I’d be asking some hard questions about who was in charge and whether they were doing their job. The kid was lucky someone didn’t clock him for being a smartass.

JFC the school is in a world of hurt now, deservedly so.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:08:03pm

re: #271 Anymouse 🌹

[Embedded content]

LOLWUT?

Advanced Weasel Caging…… Wait, That’s not a thing is it?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:12:42pm

Probably worth putting in this thread, considering all the crap going on (video, twenty-six seconds)

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:13:20pm

WH today: “We’re putting forward this proposal in a good faith effort to end the shutdown.”

Also WH today: “Guys, we’re not actually going to let them stay, we’re just bullshitting the Dems into giving us wall money!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:13:24pm

re: #277 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

In the video, some of the chaperones were encouraging them.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:19:16pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

Same thing happened to me, driving down the coast of California late one night. Scary af.

I THINK it was an owl, anyway.

youd think the odds of a seagull and a Harley colliding at highway speed would be quite small

it’s a bet i know not to take

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:19:18pm

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

In the video, some of the chaperones were encouraging them.

Oh, well, yeah, the school is fucked. They deserve all the flack they are getting.

Is there more than one video? I see the same scene from different angles, but I’ve been busy with my own school issues and haven’t watched them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:21:20pm

re: #283 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Oh, well, yeah, the school is fucked. They deserve all the flack they are getting.

Is there more than one video? I see the same scene from different angles, but I’ve been busy with my own school issues and haven’t watched them.

I don’t know. I imagine the same scene from different angles means they are different videos.

Conservatives have already tried voicing over the video the woman took who made her account private after being attacked by conservatives, to make it appear that Mr. Phillips was calling for genocide and deportation of whites.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:23:42pm
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:24:21pm

re: #55 plansbandc

>So neither of us had ever seen a wild turkey. We had never driven dude’s brother anywhere. So we drove dude’s brother to Colorado. Saw a wild turkey.

Drove him to him to Santa Fe. Saw a wild turkey a few blocks from his house in ABQ.

Ever since then, we’ve seen a decent share of wild turkeys, including a huge rafter right outside ABQ.

Conclusion: Dude’s brother is the Turkey God.

I knew a bartender who poured an excellent one….

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austin_blue  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:24:22pm

So, let’s see if I’ve got the last few days correct. BuzzFeed drops a bombshell, and Mueller’s spokesperson says it’s not *exactly* completely factual, but doesn’t say its false.

tRump gives a Miller speech which suggests an end to the impasse to the government shutdown and doesn’t even mention the people which are affected by the government shutdown, and doesn’t have a chance of getting through the House.

tRump is off to I’m A Logo on a government plane while Pelosi is flying commercial back to California after he denied her and Republican Representatives military transport to Brussels to discuss Brexit and then to Kabul to meet with generals on the ground to discuss the realities of the fight in Afghanistan.

Every policy proposal tRump has made publicly in the last week has fallen flat because they are untenable while the government is shut down.

Mitch the Turtle is going to advance the Dead On Arrival tRump plan for “Border Security” this week.

Meanwhile, 800,000 government employees and several million government contractors are not being paid, costing the economy billions of dollars every fucking day because real people can’t afford to buy food, heat their homes, and pay their mortgages.

This level of “winning” is just breathtaking.

Night, all, I’m off to bed. Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow and this will all be a really bad fever dream, but I suspect this is the new normal until this fucking lightweight and hugely incompetent administration is shitcanned.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:26:57pm

re: #286 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I knew a bartender who poured an excellent one….

That reminds me: It’s rum o’clock. Sailor Jerry with:

a) Orange Kool-Aid
b) Diet Mountain Dew
c) Diet Coke
d) Coffee

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:41:30pm

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹

Sure Jan …

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I am ***pro-Trump*** as are most people I know and I can tell you, none of us would approve of this kind of behavior. In fact, unlike the MSM would like everyone to believe, ***they are loving, accepting, and respectful. We are also Christian****. Please don’t generalize us

nope

if you’re “loving, accepting, respectful and christian” then act it

you support a pig you re a pig

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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:42:21pm

Kurt Eichenwald has a lot about CovCath on his twitter feed:

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:42:41pm

C’mon man, who you foolin’?

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ckkatz  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:45:50pm

And that’s it for me. To all a goodnight!

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:49:48pm

re: #155 Mike Lamb

How were conservatives able to mainstream the notion that govt jobs aren’t “real” jobs?

over the last 40 + years we let em

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:58:44pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2019 • 11:59:37pm

re: #291 goddamnedfrank

C’mon man, who you foolin’?

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He is the far-left’s version of Trump: An old white guy whose ego is so massive that if the topic is not about him or about how he benefits, he doesn’t give a flying fuck about it.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:02:57am

re: #205 MsJ

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+ infinity and beyond

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:05:29am

Allegations are going out now that the diocese superintendent was with the boys in Washington telling women they should be reproductive slaves, and allegedly did nothing when the harassment of Mr. Phillips started.

I stress this is Twitter so maybe and maybe not, but people are starting to shoot tweets directly at his account, since the whole diocese Website is down and people’s E-mail boxes are full.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:08:08am

re: #221 goddamnedfrank

A stupidity so dense it curves spacetime.

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the American thinker article is asinine

people take vacations…sick leave
enterprise continues in their absence
doesn’t make them unnecessary
nor does everything get done while they’re out

twaddle

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:09:26am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:13:03am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹

Fair enough. Yelp says they have a blog where such comments can be posted as well.

The Princess of the North weighs in. Wingnuts are really rattled by the new crop of Democrats:

Beto O’Rourke Interview Reveals Lack of Substance, Troubling View of the Constitution

[Embedded content]

at least he’s read it

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:16:41am

re: #252 Blind Frog Belly White

Gah. This cold keeps morphing. Started out Tuesday afternoon a week and a half ago as a scratchy throat. Worked its way up to general malaise by that Thursday. But Saturday morning I thought it was mostly over, so I overdid it on yard work. Sunday I felt like shit. Monday not much better. Tuesday was largely okay, but now it’s migrated into my sinuses…….

ditto
with fever
why else am I up at 4 am?

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:30:40am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:31:02am
President Trump “boasted to reporters about how well San Antonio’s border wall is working. But the Texas city is 150 miles from the Mexican border and has no wall,” the HuffPost reports

man’s an idiot

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:32:54am

re: #303 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

man’s an idiot

That’s why god invented woman?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 12:57:33am

Tonmany is out of her league here.

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freetoken  Jan 20, 2019 • 1:30:16am

Bordering on the very silly - Jyushin Liger wearing a cop’s cap but has to cut a hole in the middle for one of his horns:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 1:34:28am

re: #298 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

the American thinker article is asinine

people take vacations…sick leave
enterprise continues in their absence
doesn’t make them unnecessary
nor does everything get done while they’re out

twaddle

The entire Navy collapses when someone goes on regular or emergency leave. That person is obviously not needed and should be mustered out.

I don’t think that American Thinker writer is that obtuse. I think the writer is intentionally lying or throwing FUD to confuse less-informed readers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:11:14am

Covington Catholic High School has now blocked access to their corporate sponsor list (presumably to try to prevent a boycott or letter-writing campaign to their sports team sponsors). I don’t think they get how the Internet Archive works.

This is more and more the diocese and school mounting PR damage control mission rather than taking a principled stand against what happened - in other words, they’re trying to cover for them. (Not like the Catholic Church has had a lot of practice in that.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:12:30am

re: #309 Anymouse 🌹

You now have to have a password and username to access the corporate sponsor list.

covcath.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:14:42am

re: #309 Anymouse 🌹

Covington Catholic High School has now blocked access to their corporate sponsor list (presumably to try to prevent a boycott or letter-writing campaign to their sports team sponsors). I don’t think they get how the Internet Archive works.

This is more and more the diocese and school mounting PR damage control mission rather than taking a principled stand against what happened - in other words, they’re trying to cover for them. (Not like the Catholic Church has had a lot of practice in that.)

[Embedded content]

When you have a strict top-down hierarchy in which all authority flows from above, then you create a situation in which responsibility all belongs to the upper tier

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:21:07am

re: #311 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When you have a strict top-down hierarchy in which all authority flows from above, then you create a situation in which responsibility all belongs to the upper tier

Well, that describes a lot of churches.

They did start out okay, releasing a statement saying they would investigate. That’s reasonable because Twitterati trying to make IDs on students could be mistaken, and before you take disciplinary action against students, you want to make sure 2) they’re your students and 1) they have the correct students.

That said, locking down the corporate sponsor page is all about protecting the $$$ which is kind of a bad look for a church organisation.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:36:39am

Alex Jones critiques Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s beer (claiming it’s an incredible fraud). Goes to Utah Outcasts, 6:47, caution for coarse language):

Alex Jones Critiques Elizabeth Warren’s Beer Opening Techniques

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:40:00am

re: #309 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:43:27am

re: #313 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t open twist off beer bottles either like Elizabeth Warren, or as Alex Jones is demonstrating.

I use a bottle opener.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 2:49:22am

Well, Covington Catholic High School made the BBC, the Guardian, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.

Congrats, folks, you’re famous now.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:04:14am

Jesus, imagine actually thinking this.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:16:36am

re: #317 goddamnedfrank

Jesus, imagine actually thinking this.

And that tweet is gone.

This one isn’t though, your sexual health tweet from the CDC for the … ah … less than brainiac American populace (caution for coarse comments in the CDC reply thread):

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freetoken  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:25:15am

Getting back on one of my recent soapboxes… the myriad of shows on HGTV (and their sister channel, DIY) are very misleading.

Example: “Texas Flip N Move” - first off, the name is misleading because the show is not about “flipping” a house like your local flipper does. Rather, it’s a salvage operation.

Secondly, it’s absurd. The premise of the show is that houses can be rescued by flippers. The problem is the moving of a built structure is very expensive. From what is on the show, it appears to me that they are costing out the moves at more than one would spend just framing a house anew, for the same size.

But the costs put on screen are not real. They are fabricated for the show.

And the math, if we can call it math, at the end of the show for determining the “profit” is ridiculous. The network uses the same formula across their various “flip” shows (e.g., Desert Flippers) shows, but it’s all a lie.

All of this is so diagnostic for deeper problems in America.

These shows are no more about reality than I Love Lucy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:27:55am

re: #319 freetoken

“I Love Lucy” might not be realistic, but what about “My Favorite Martian” or “Mister Ed,” heengh?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:42:38am

re: #320 Anymouse 🌹

“I Love Lucy” might not be realistic, but what about “My Favorite Martian” or “Mister Ed,” heengh?

Don’t forget My Mother, The Car.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:44:08am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:45:48am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:51:00am

re: #323 Anymouse 🌹

The PM is dim.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:51:46am

re: #321 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Don’t forget My Mother, The Car.

I have been waiting for a remake of that:

A family buys an SUV to find that the GPS is haunted by the ghost of their mother who was killed in action in the Middle East. She gets them out of trouble and teaches them lessons on courage, loyalty and devotion to duty and citizenship…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:53:41am

Crazy person claiming Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip was to have Trump and Pence assassinated so she could become President (image). Cue the New York Times to send a Cletus Safari out to interview this wingut and explain why we must understand and accommodate him:

Image: DxVU5iuX0AA9srl.jpg

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:54:26am

You know as much I despise the actions of those Covington Catholic boys, plastering their faces on Twitter and asking people to ID them is more than creepy. They’re minors, for dog’s sake.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:57:14am

re: #327 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

You know as much I despise the actions of those Covington Catholic boys, plastering their faces on Twitter and asking people to ID them is more than creepy. They’re minors, for dog’s sake.

They posted their video publicly. “Minor” is not an excuse for racist harassment.

My tiny violin requires an electron microscope to see. Too bad for them. They willingly did that. “Boys will be boys” is not an excuse for racism or harassment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:58:06am

re: #327 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

You know as much I despise the actions of those Covington Catholic boys, plastering their faces on Twitter and asking people to ID them is more than creepy. They’re minors, for dog’s sake.

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The boys need to be disciplined by the school, not by society

For that, the fucking school and its directors need to be raked over the coals big-time and without mercy. They have no excuse or claim to privacy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:58:26am

re: #327 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:00:13am

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The boys need to be disciplined by the school, not by society

For that, the fucking school and its directors need to be raked over the coals big-time and without mercy. They have no excuse or claim to privacy.

Nope. Regardless of the administration of the school, they are old enough to know better.

“Bad parents,” “bad administration” are not an excuse. They were old enough to harass an elderly man in public, let them be shamed by the public.

We don’t have pillories or tumbrels now.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:01:03am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have been waiting for a remake of that:

A family buys an SUV to find that the GPS is haunted by the ghost of their mother who was killed in action in the Middle East. She gets them out of trouble and teaches them lessons on courage, loyalty and devotion to duty and citizenship…

Sounds better than the nonsense the original was, with mom inhabiting an antique car and continuing to run the life of her hapless married son, played to the hilt by Jerry Van Dyke. I loved it as a kid, mostly because I liked the car. I was disappointed to find out that there was no such thing as a 1928 Porter in real life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:02:59am

re: #332 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Sounds better than the nonsense the original was, with mom inhabiting an antique car and continuing to run the life of her hapless married son, played to the hilt by Jerry Van Dyke. I loved it as a kid, mostly because I liked the car. I was disappointed to find out that there was no such thing as a 1928 Porter in real life.

Nor is there a 1928 Henway…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:05:38am

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The boys need to be disciplined by the school, not by society

For that, the fucking school and its directors need to be raked over the coals big-time and without mercy. They have no excuse or claim to privacy.

Do you think the school will discipline them? Should we leave their heinous behaviour up to the school? The very same school which fosters this behaviour? The school which trucked students to shame women into reproductive slavery?

This school, like so many Christian schools (and many conservatives in general) would sweep it under the rug to protect their $$$. That’s why they made their sponsor page private.

Nope. Racism must always be publicly called out, or it’s allowed to continue.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:06:47am

re: #331 Anymouse 🌹

Sorry. My high school teacher hat is on now. Those boys are juveniles, and if they were charged with crimes, their identities would not be public record. Nor should they be identified now. The people who should be identified are their chaperones, who were supposed to act in loco parentis and failed miserably. There are good reasons why juvenile offenders are not identified in the press, because under the law they are considered children. Would you want your child’s face and name plastered all over the Internet, no matter what he did?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:07:07am

re: #333 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nor is there a 1928 Henway…

What’s a Henway?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:10:10am

re: #335 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Sorry. My high school teacher hat is on now. Those boys are juveniles, and if they were charged with crimes, their identities would not be public record. Nor should they be identified now. The people who should be identified are their chaperones, who were supposed to act in loco parentis and failed miserably. There are good reasons why juvenile offenders are not identified in the press, because under the law they are considered children. Would you want your child’s face and name plastered all over the Internet, no matter what he did?

Nope. Actions have consequences. You do something in public, too bad for you.

Your argument is “well, it’s fine to out rapist minors in Stubenville, but racist juveniles are a bridge too far.”

You’re right, a juvenile conviction is generally not for the public record. Overt public actions, by their very nature, are public record. Too bad for them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:14:47am

re: #335 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

How is outing them any different than this?

Gainesville High School Students’ Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave School, Apologize (VIDEO) (Huffington Post)

It’s okay to out racists on YouTube, but not attacking an elderly man in DC in public?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:17:16am

re: #337 Anymouse 🌹

Nope. Actions have consequences. You do something in public, too bad for you.

Your argument is “well, it’s fine to out rapist minors in Stubenville, but racists juveniles are a bridge too far.”

You’re right, a juvenile conviction is generally not for the public record. Overt public actions, by their very nature, are public record. Too bad for them.

I did not say it was fine to out juvenile rapists. If they are charged as adults, then yes. Legally, the media cannot identify juveniles who commit crimes. If we don’t identify kids who rob mini-marts or boost cars, we should not be ID-ing kids who harass people in a public setting. The school has been identified. Their teachers and administrators know who went on the trip and can recognize their faces. It is not the public’s job to identify these boys with the intent to harass them and their families, which is going to happen no matter what I say or think. I find it rather alarming that you are so cavalier about the safety of a kid, even if that kid is a junior asshole.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:18:57am

re: #338 Anymouse 🌹

Those kids put that YouTube video out themselves, consciously. That’s not the same thing as being filmed while doing something in a public setting.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:21:49am

re: #335 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Would you want your child’s face and name plastered all over the Internet, no matter what he did?

If my child engaged in such activity, too bad for him. Just because it’s “my child” doesn’t suddenly make it acceptable to me. Fortunately, my child isn’t a racist who harasses Native Americans in the public square.

“If your child robbed a bank, would you want his face and name plastered all over the Internet?”

As for the law and reporting on juveniles, the law doesn’t prohibit that in the USA; the editorial standards of some media outlets are cautious about it. (I Amendment)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:24:48am

re: #340 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Those kids put that YouTube video out themselves, consciously. That’s not the same thing as being filmed while doing something in a public setting.

Irrelevant. It’s not okay if someone else filmed a racist attack, but is if they filmed it?

rtdna.org (Radio Television News Association, noting if or when juveniles’ names should be reported in the press. Noted: It is not illegal in any state.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:28:42am

Loss handed to Ajit Pai on the Net Neutrality case against the FCC. He argued because of the government shutdown the case cannot proceed. Too bad for him, that was rejected and it is scheduled for February 1.

theregister.co.uk

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:32:57am

re: #341 Anymouse 🌹

If my child engaged in such activity, too bad for him. Just because it’s “my child” doesn’t suddenly make it acceptable to me. Fortunately, my child isn’t a racist who harasses Native Americans in the public square.

“If your child robbed a bank, would you want his face and name plastered all over the Internet?”

As for the law and reporting on juveniles, the law doesn’t prohibit that in the USA; the editorial standards of some media outlets are cautious about it. (I Amendment)

Children are considered legally to be unable to give consent and to not fully understand the consequences of their actions. Therefore, most media outlets err on the side of caution. Their criminal records are also sealed and cannot be referred to if they later commit crimes as adults.

We’re just going to have to agree to disagree on this issue, because I can tell you are not going to change your mind any time soon.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:33:26am

Meanwhile, here’s a nice photo from Mars.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:37:47am

re: #344 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Children are considered legally to be unable to give consent and to not fully understand the consequences of their actions. Therefore, most media outlets err on the side of caution. Their criminal records are also sealed and cannot be referred to if they later commit crimes as adults.

We’re just going to have to agree to disagree on this issue, because I can tell you are not going to change your mind any time soon.

As noted in the link above, the TV and Radio association noted it is imperative to name the juvenile in the press if there is a possibility an innocent person could be confused with them.

I’m sorry, I cannot agree to disagree. We’re not talking criminal records, we’re talking public actions in the public square by teenagers who went on a racist assault against an elderly man.

You’re right, I’m not going to change my mind. Racism should be called out. Always. If even one of them had stood forth and said “hey this isn’t cool” that same juvenile would be hailed in the press (by name). Instead they were acting as a racist mob.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:42:48am

I’m off to bed. Today was an exasperating day.

Folks getting socked in by snow and cold, try to stay warm.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:48:39am

re: #304 Single-handed sailor

That’s why god invented woman?

smarter than us yep
soft and cuddly was just a plus

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Ming5000  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:53:27am

re: #158 MsJ

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Whew…. burn!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:54:45am

Covington boys made the news in Israel too.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 4:55:28am

re: #319 freetoken

Getting back on one of my recent soapboxes… the myriad of shows on HGTV (and their sister channel, DIY) are very misleading.

Example: “Texas Flip N Move” - first off, the name is misleading because the show is not about “flipping” a house like your local flipper does. Rather, it’s a salvage operation.

Secondly, it’s absurd. The premise of the show is that houses can be rescued by flippers. The problem is the moving of a built structure is very expensive. From what is on the show, it appears to me that they are costing out the moves at more than one would spend just framing a house anew, for the same size.

But the costs put on screen are not real. They are fabricated for the show.

And the math, if we can call it math, at the end of the show for determining the “profit” is ridiculous. The network uses the same formula across their various “flip” shows (e.g., Desert Flippers) shows, but it’s all a lie.

All of this is so diagnostic for deeper problems in America.

These shows are no more about reality than I Love Lucy.

l love Lucy was a docudrama

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:00:05am

re: #328 Anymouse 🌹

They posted their video publicly. “Minor” is not an excuse for racist harassment.

My tiny violin requires an electron microscope to see. Too bad for them. They willingly did that. “Boys will be boys” is not an excuse for racism or harassment.

more than willingly..
they knew what would happen…that their 15 minutes was within reach

it’s partially why they all stood there didnt walk away and didnt stop it

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:03:28am

re: #340 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Those kids put that YouTube video out themselves, consciously. That’s not the same thing as being filmed while doing something in a public setting.

That does add another layer to the discussion

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:07:42am

re: #353 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That does add another layer to the discussion

they intentionally outed themselves in e very way but name

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:08:24am

Ironically, I have spent most of the day here dealing with racist remarks made by one of the American teachers about Chinese people, which he addressed to Chinese people on the staff. He is so obtuse that he doesn’t see what he said is racist or even wrong or offensive. Now, I am here debating whether we should identify for the entire Internet to see a bunch of juvie asshole racists.

Not how I expected my Sunday would be.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:14:59am

re: #355 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Ironically, I have spent most of the day here dealing with racist remarks made by one of the American teachers about Chinese people, which he addressed to Chinese people on the staff. He is so obtuse that he doesn’t see what he said is racist or even wrong or offensive. Now, I am here debating whether we should identify for the entire Internet to see a bunch of juvie asshole racists.

Not how I expected my Sunday would be.

Juvenile racists were in the public square, uploading video of how proud they were to be racists. I don’t get how you see this.

Good thing your teacher there is an adult, it’s okay to out his racism if you wish.

I really don’t get this. Perhaps it was because I went to a white segregationist school and was yanked out by my parents because they viewed racism as wrong in all settings.

I gotta go now. The sun will be up soon and they’ll be ringing the church bell across the street at the Lutheran Church, while praying for Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:15:10am

re: #151 The Vicious Babushka

Someone who has no job urges furloughed government workers to “GET JERBS YOU LAZY FURLOUGHED JOBLESS UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE!!”

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So Kaitlin, are you okay with military members not getting their paychecks? They too are government employees whose salaries are paid for by “theft”.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:20:35am

re: #273 Belafon

Well, yeah, girls get included in all the discussions: discussions on how she’s there to produce your offspring, discussions on how she’s there to make your meals, and discussions on how she’s there to do what you command.

And it’s ok to rape and beat her if she doesn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:23:03am

So the defense I’m seeing is they’re stupid kids who didn’t know any better? Okay, yet their school thought enough of them to bring them from Covington to protest Roe. I’ve coached kids this age before. Are they more immature than adults often? Sure but adults can be immature too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:26:16am

re: #130 Anymouse 🌹

Conservatism cannot adapt and never could. For the politicians it is about power, for the voters it is about nostalgia.

And by the way, whippersnapper, get off my lawn. //s

If conservatism can’t evolve in this country, then we’re fucked ultimately because there will always be conservatives just as there will always be liberals. When I say, I hope for evolution, I’m talking about how Germany’s most prominent conservative is a staunch defender of the EU and immigrants.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:26:19am

re: #356 Anymouse 🌹

I will repeat. They. Are. Children. Their names and social media information do not need to plastered all over the Internet to follow them around forever. That’s my stance. Take it or leave it.

I am not defending their racism or their actions. It is possible to condemn those actions without identifying the students by name. The adults who were supposedly their chaperones should be identified and blamed for their lack of supervision and their own racism.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:29:28am

re: #289 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

nope

if you’re “loving, accepting, respectful and christian” then act it

you support a pig you re a pig

If you support it, you ARE it.

Deal with what a horrible human being you are. Because make no mistake, you are a horrible human being.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:30:53am

re: #126 Unshaken Defiance

Happy, may it be far better than what happened between my 58 years and your age. Say thirty or so years ago? Conservatism 1988 was a far cry from Trumpism today.

Right, I can’t imagine any conservative presidential candidate signing the Americans with Disabilities Act or Clean Air or valuing international cooperation as H.W Bush did in Desert Storm. I’m aware of the more negative aspects of his legacy which were discussed at length when he did last month but that’s the thing. And I’ve seen this on a state level too. Ultimately even though I’ll never be a conservative and frankly I have little taste for conservative ideology, I think a functioning society needs conservative and liberalism. What’s passed for conservative during my lifetime though keeps getting worse.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:42:11am

re: #361 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I will repeat. They. Are. Children. Their names and social media information do not need to plastered all over the Internet to follow them around forever. That’s my stance. Take it or leave it.

I am not defending their racism or their actions. It is possible to condemn those actions without identifying the students by name. The adults who were supposedly their chaperones should be identified and blamed for their lack of supervision and their own racism.

I’m late to the conversation but I have to agree with your take here Wheat. Do I think these kids deserve the criticism they’re getting? Yeah I do. But I don’t think we need to know their names either. There’s a reason why juvenile defendants don’t get their names released to the public. Definitely criticize the school and publically pressure them to discipline. Definitely do the same for the parents because this behavior isn’t organic. But ultimately I would agree with this. My ultimate hope is that their ugly actions being seen by the whole world may make them think that this shit isn’t right.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:42:40am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

“Conservative” now is racism, sexism, xenophobia, plutocracy, kakistocracy, religious dogma, ignorance, anti-intellectualism, rabid capitalism, and anti-democracy all rolled up into a neat little ball. In the old days, Republicans and Democrats had some common ground and could at least pretend to work together. Now there is no common ground, and the GOP’s answer to everything is NO. It’s nice to see them getting a taste of their own medicine finally.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:44:30am

re: #361 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I will repeat. They. Are. Children. Their names and social media information do not need to plastered all over the Internet to follow them around forever. That’s my stance. Take it or leave it.

I am not defending their racism or their actions. It is possible to condemn those actions without identifying the students by name. The adults who were supposedly their chaperones should be identified and blamed for their lack of supervision and their own racism.

Okay I will repeat: They were in the public square, proudly filming their own actions. “Juvenile” is not an excuse.

I went looking through back copies of my regional newspaper, and lo and behold, they name juveniles when the situation warrants, in all manners of crimes.

I agree, the adults allegedly chaperoning them to a hate rally for reproductive slavery should be named. Should we take to the Internet and try to identify them by their photos, exactly the same way as the teenagers who conducted a racist mob assault were?

“Agree to disagree” means there are two or more points which are considered equally worthy.

I do not consider public displays of racism to be worthy of defending their privacy. I don’t. They chose to do that. They chose to record it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:45:32am

re: #364 HappyWarrior

I’m late to the conversation but I have to agree with your take here Wheat. Do I think these kids deserve the criticism they’re getting? Yeah I do. But I don’t think we need to know their names either. There’s a reason why juvenile defendants don’t get their names released to the public. Definitely criticize the school and publically pressure them to discipline. Definitely do the same for the parents because this behavior isn’t organic. But ultimately I would agree with this. My ultimate hope is that their ugly actions being seen by the whole world may make them think that this shit isn’t right.

They. Are. Not. Defendants. In. A. Criminal. Trial. They willingly participated in a racist mob in a public square where they recorded themselves happily doing it.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:46:31am

re: #357 HappyWarrior

So Kaitlin, are you okay with military members not getting their paychecks? They too are government employees whose salaries are paid for by “theft”.

All taxation is theft
All spending is socialism
…unless its on something I want

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:50:07am

For your chemistry nerds, interactive periodic tables for the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s first table.

learningsnapshots.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:51:16am

I really need to get to bed now. I’m logging out. I’m going to have to disagree to agree on protecting racists from identification so they can continue to be racists in public. Your mileage may vary.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:52:03am

re: #367 Anymouse 🌹

They. Are. Not. Defendants. In. A. Criminal. Trial. They willingly participated in a racist mob in a public square where they recorded themselves happily doing it.

Listen I’m just saying. We don’t need to know their names to condemn them. Some things you just don’t need to do. I agree wholeheartedly in the criticism being made here but what good does it do you to know their names.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:52:42am

re: #368 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

All taxation is theft
All spending is socialism
…unless its on something I want

She has such a juvenile view of the world.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:53:56am

re: #365 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

“Conservative” now is racism, sexism, xenophobia, plutocracy, kakistocracy, religious dogma, ignorance, anti-intellectualism, rabid capitalism, and anti-democracy all rolled up into a neat little ball. In the old days, Republicans and Democrats had some common ground and could at least pretend to work together. Now there is no common ground, and the GOP’s answer to everything is NO. It’s nice to see them getting a taste of their own medicine finally.

Precisely. And that’s what I’m hoping returns. I’m not expecting conservatives to agree with me on most but I’d like to see some agreement on basic principles not just of government but of humanity too.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:54:01am

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹

“Agree to disagree” means there are two or more points which are considered equally worthy.

I do not consider public displays of racism to be worthy of defending their privacy. I don’t. They chose to do that. They chose to record it.

So apparently my opinion is not worthy, but yours is. Thanks for making that clear.

I am done discussing this with you. Drop the debate. You’re not convincing me. I am not convincing you.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:54:10am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

Right, I can’t imagine any conservative presidential candidate signing the Americans with Disabilities Act or Clean Air or valuing international cooperation as H.W Bush did in Desert Storm. I’m aware of the more negative aspects of his legacy which were discussed at length when he did last month but that’s the thing. And I’ve seen this on a state level too. Ultimately even though I’ll never be a conservative and frankly I have little taste for conservative ideology, I think a functioning society needs conservative and liberalism. What’s passed for conservative during my lifetime though keeps getting worse.

Virtually all Ideas have merit no matter where they come from on the political spectrum
Then they get debated and analysed
Crackpot notions are easily dismissed. Not because they are from the fringes. But because they are illegitimate and obviously not in good faith

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:55:57am

re: #375 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Virtually all Ideas have merit no matter where they come from on the political spectrum
Then they get debated and analysed
Crackpot notions are easily dismissed. Not because they are from the fringes. But because they are illegitimate and obviously not in good faith

Precisely.

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ericblair  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:56:35am

re: #364 HappyWarrior

I’m late to the conversation but I have to agree with your take here Wheat. Do I think these kids deserve the criticism they’re getting? Yeah I do. But I don’t think we need to know their names either. There’s a reason why juvenile defendants don’t get their names released to the public. Definitely criticize the school and publically pressure them to discipline. Definitely do the same for the parents because this behavior isn’t organic. But ultimately I would agree with this. My ultimate hope is that their ugly actions being seen by the whole world may make them think that this shit isn’t right.

I sympathize and understand that we don’t want a revenge mob getting out of hand, like what dooms many revolutions, and I don’t think it’s terribly useful to out them to the world. If the right wingers want to push to have strong privacy laws for minors across the country, than I would support it, as that would protect many more vulnerable kids than racist white Christian bullies. But it’s not illegal, and I can’t spare much sympathy for the underage entitled thugs.

The problem is systematic, though. It should be obvious by now that reporting them to their school is useless, because their school is complicit. From what’s come back from parents, their parents are complicit. Their society is complicit, and I’m guessing we’ll find out their local law enforcement is complicit. The force has to come from outside.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:56:47am

re: #375 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Virtually all Ideas have merit no matter where they come from on the political spectrum
Then they get debated and analysed
Crackpot notions are easily dismissed. Not because they are from the fringes. But because they are illegitimate and obviously not in good faith

The trouble is, crackpot ideas are treated as legitimate ideas on the Internet: pyramid healing, flat earth, crystal healing, etc., etc. are given equal weight as real science. And the current GOP has swallowed those crackpot ideas whole.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:57:40am

re: #327 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

You know as much I despise the actions of those Covington Catholic boys, plastering their faces on Twitter and asking people to ID them is more than creepy. They’re minors, for dog’s sake.

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While I hate these kids and what they stand for, you’re 1000% correct. Identify the chaperones, the people influencing and allowing/encouraging them to behave this way. As dumb as they are, there kids. Horrible kids, to be sure, but kids none the less.

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jeffreyw  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:59:11am

Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 5:59:28am

re: #377 ericblair

I sympathize and understand that we don’t want a revenge mob getting out of hand, like what dooms many revolutions, and I don’t think it’s terribly useful to out them to the world. If the right wingers want to push to have strong privacy laws for minors across the country, than I would support it, as that would protect many more vulnerable kids than racist white Christian bullies. But it’s not illegal, and I can’t spare much sympathy for the underage entitled thugs.

The problem is systematic, though. It should be obvious by now that reporting them to their school is useless, because their school is complicit. From what’s come back from parents, their parents are complicit. Their society is complicit, and I’m guessing we’ll find out their local law enforcement is complicit. The force has to come from outside.

I don’t have much sympathy either. I just don’t see what good it does me here in Virginia to know their names. I know their actions and definitely think the right thing to do is through knowing their school is to put all sorts of pressure on their school. I’m not opposed to them being criticized as a group. I’m opposed more to people going at great lengths to find out what their names are and their social media accounts.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:00:38am

I once told my kids that in my dotage if I ever drove like a senile old man to take my car keys away. They were very surprised I was so emphatic.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:00:46am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Listen I’m just saying. We don’t need to know their names to condemn them. Some things you just don’t need to do. I agree wholeheartedly in the criticism being made here but what good does it do you to know their names.

I’m standing by my re: #354 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

they intentionally outed themselves in e very way but name

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:02:31am

re: #340 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Those kids put that YouTube video out themselves, consciously. That’s not the same thing as being filmed while doing something in a public setting.

That actually makes it worse for them. And worse for every single adult in their lives.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:02:55am

re: #374 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

So apparently my opinion is not worthy, but yours is. Thanks for making that clear.

I am done discussing this with you. Drop the debate. You’re not convincing me. I am not convincing you.

I’m fine with dropping the debate. I don’t consider shielding racists from their actions in the public square,. which they proudly recorded, a worthy position.

If that is the position you’re taking, then you also don’t consider my position (backed with evidence from journalists, newspapers which report juvenile names in crimes [which this is not], or law [which doesn’t prohibit reporting juvenile names, as I also backed up] as unworthy.

So we can drop it, with the understanding we disagree, but we don’t agree.

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Listen I’m just saying. We don’t need to know their names to condemn them. Some things you just don’t need to do. I agree wholeheartedly in the criticism being made here but what good does it do you to know their names.

Generic condemnation of racist acts, but don’t condemn the racists. Got it.

As I noted above, if even one of the people involved had stepped in and said “this isn’t cool,” that person would be all over the press (by name).

Your argument is it’s okay to name people when they do good things, but they should be shielded when they do bad things.

Apparently my upbringing, ethics, or something, prohibits me from seeing that as logical or reasonable.

So good-night y’all. I need a break from this place when racism is defended as “we shouldn’t out racists.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:03:05am

re: #383 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I’m standing by my

I agree with that. The people who know them and whom will encounter them will know them by the faces we saw. We don’t need to find out their names, instagram handles, etc to condemn this.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:03:26am

re: #377 ericblair

I sympathize and understand that we don’t want a revenge mob getting out of hand, like what dooms many revolutions, and I don’t think it’s terribly useful to out them to the world. If the right wingers want to push to have strong privacy laws for minors across the country, than I would support it, as that would protect many more vulnerable kids than racist white Christian bullies. But it’s not illegal, and I can’t spare much sympathy for the underage entitled thugs.

The problem is systematic, though. It should be obvious by now that reporting them to their school is useless, because their school is complicit. From what’s come back from parents, their parents are complicit. Their society is complicit, and I’m guessing we’ll find out their local law enforcement is complicit. The force has to come from outside.

It’s useless to focus on the pious progeny, except to establish that the BS really happened as reported. This is a failure of the adults, especially the administrators who let the kids off campus without the sacred “Your Every Action Defines Our School” speech. That warning is old enough to be found in cuneiform.

‘Morning, all. The worst of the weather blew north of us, but we’ve got a mother of a Yankee wind out there.

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mmmirele  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:03:29am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹

Neither L’Osservatore Romano nor Vatican Radio have weighed in on this, though to be fair to both, they tend to be kind of slow with news (as official organs of the Holy See, things they print or broadcast must first be approved).

It’s the weekend, kind of the busiest time for these guys.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:04:36am

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹

I’m fine with dropping the debate. I don’t consider shielding racists from their actions in the public square,. which they proudly recorded, a worthy position.

If that is the position you’re taking, then you also don’t consider my position (backed with evidence from journalists, newspapers which report juvenile names in crimes [which this is not], or law [which doesn’t prohibit reporting juvenile names, as I also backed up] as unworthy.

So we can drop it, with the understanding we disagree, but we don’t agree.

Generic condemnation of racist acts, but don’t condemn the racists. Got it.

As I noted above, if even one of the people involved had stepped in and said “this isn’t cool,” that person would be all over the press (by name).

Your argument is it’s okay to name people when they do good things, but they should be shielded when they do bad things.

Apparently my upbringing, ethics, or something, prohibits me from seeing that as logical or reasonable.

So good-night y’all. I need a break from this place when racism is defended as “we shouldn’t out racists.

You’re doing this again.Passive aggressive bullshit. I specifically said the kids deserve all the criticism they can get. I just don’t see the good in identifying them by name or seeking out their social media accounts. Everything isn’t so black and white.

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William Lewis  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:07:06am

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹

Why don’t you just admit that you’re being so vehement about this because you really hate them for being religious? If they weren’t, you’d not even care half as much based on past performances. Want to be a bigot like them? Fine just don’t expect everyone else to go along with it.

They were wrong and need to be dealt with appropriately. Sorry if appropriate isn’t harsh enough for you.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:07:51am

re: #388 mmmirele

Anymouse 🌹

Neither L’Osservatore Romano nor Vatican Radio have weighed in on this, though to be fair to both, they tend to be kind of slow with news (as official organs of the Holy See, things they print or broadcast must first be approved).

It’s the weekend, kind of the busiest time for these guys.

Father Guido Sarducci covered that beat, but he has retired to a life of prayer and penance.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:08:28am

re: #372 HappyWarrior

She has such a juvenile view of the world.

She is young hasn’t held a job or career and In a sense has had no interaction with government or it’s benefits as they affect her.. all those things we talk a bout that a mature person generally eventually even grudgingly realizes

Property taxes pay for your own kids schools
Income taxes pay for safe food drugs disease prevention
State taxes pay for public transit roads police and fire and ambulances
Clean drinkable water. Hell water delivery at all or dig your own well
Common defense
Who does snow removal? No snow in Florida? Ok the ocean is coming up into your street and living room

Asshat

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ericblair  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:09:54am

re: #381 HappyWarrior

I don’t have much sympathy either. I just don’t see what good it does me here in Virginia to know their names. I know their actions and definitely think the right thing to do is through knowing their school is to put all sorts of pressure on their school. I’m not opposed to them being criticized as a group. I’m opposed more to people going at great lengths to find out what their names are and their social media accounts.

I doubt that people will have to go to any great lengths at all to find out this information, because our lawless and dysfunctional social media infrastructure makes it quite possible. This is the same infrastructure that makes it easy to push racist and conspiratorial poison through every society on the planet. If all of us want this to be illegal, let’s all get laws passed to control data use and put the monster into a cage; otherwise, we can play nice and fair and they can continue to dox and bully people to suicide.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:10:08am

re: #341 Anymouse 🌹

If my child engaged in such activity, too bad for him. Just because it’s “my child” doesn’t suddenly make it acceptable to me. Fortunately, my child isn’t a racist who harasses Native Americans in the public square.

“If your child robbed a bank, would you want his face and name plastered all over the Internet?”

As for the law and reporting on juveniles, the law doesn’t prohibit that in the USA; the editorial standards of some media outlets are cautious about it. (I Amendment)

If this was my child they’d be grounded for the remainder of time they lived with me. And they’d be volunteering every single weekend during that time period.

Years ago I took PT. One of my therapists worked in sports medicine at a local rich kids school. She told me the kids would fine to school with thousands of dollars in cash in their wallets and they were, for a good number of them, shitty people.

One time they were supposed to do volunteer work for the less advantaged that was arranged by the school, and a bunch of parents were like “MY CHILD’S NOT DOING THAT FOR THOSE PEOPLE!”

They learn it somewhere. Apples and trees.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:10:36am

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹

So good-night y’all. I need a break from this place when racism is defended as “we shouldn’t out racists.”

JFC. You don’t know when to quit, do you? I never said don’t out racists. I said don’t out children. There is a fucking distinction. You almost had me calmed down enough to drop engaging you, then you drop this turd on your way out the door. You just accused me of condoning racism, which I never said and never do, because I don’t think identifying children is appropriate. They are different issues. Pay attention.

Fuck you. Go to bed.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:11:24am

re: #392 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

She is young hasn’t held a job or career and In a sense has had no interaction with government or it’s benefits as they affect her.. all those things we talk a bout that a mature person generally eventually even grudgingly realizes

Property taxes pay for your own kids schools
Income taxes pay for safe food drugs disease prevention
State taxes pay for public transit roads police and fire and ambulances
Clean drinkable water. Hell water delivery at all or dig your own well
Common defense
Who does snow removal? No snow in Florida? Ok the ocean is coming up into your street and living room

Asshat

I was thinking about some abstract concepts last night about how everything relates to everything in the end. Taxes ain’t any different. I very much subscribe to what Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said on taxes, “I like taxes, with them I buy civilization.” Like yeah I don’t like paying taxes in the sense that I like a fine meal or good book but in the end, I know paying taxes helps society function. The right has made the debate not about how much taxes we should be paying but whether we should be paying them at all and given their views on the military and national deefnse, that’s extremely stupid. You can’t want the most massive military in the world as I’m sure Kaitlin wants and insist taxation is theft.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:13:41am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Precisely. And that’s what I’m hoping returns. I’m not expecting conservatives to agree with me on most but I’d like to see some agreement on basic principles not just of government but of humanity too.

I’ve set the bar even lower
-acceptance of the other side’s legitimacy
-negotiating in good faith expecting to get something and give something

And as I write this I am now all of a sudden wondering if the Rs haven’t become somewhat like the Palestinians wrt Israel. Won’t even allow the concept of the other side’s right to exist

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:13:45am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

You’re doing this again.Passive aggressive bullshit. I specifically said the kids deserve all the criticism they can get. I just don’t see the good in identifying them by name or seeking out their social media accounts. Everything isn’t so black and white.

Racism bad. Pretty clear to me.

re: #390 William Lewis

Why don’t you just admit that you’re being so vehement about this because you really hate them for being religious? If they weren’t, you’d not even care half as much based on past performances. Want to be a bigot like them? Fine just don’t expect everyone else to go along with it.

They were wrong and need to be dealt with appropriately. Sorry if appropriate isn’t harsh enough for you.

WRONG. Now you’re lying about me. I don’t hate anyone for being religious, including these people. I think religion has no evidence to support its claims.

I would be just as opposed to open, publicly-displayed racism by them if they were proudly marching under an atheist A. This isn’t about religion, it’s about racism.

And now comes my “goodbye cruel world post.” Perhaps when people here stop defending racists by claiming “well they’re not adults yet” I’ll be back.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:13:45am

re: #393 ericblair

I doubt that people will have to go to any great lengths at all to find out this information, because our lawless and dysfunctional social media infrastructure makes it quite possible. This is the same infrastructure that makes it easy to push racist and conspiratorial poison through every society on the planet. If all of us want this to be illegal, let’s all get laws passed to control data use and put the monster into a cage; otherwise, we can play nice and fair and they can continue to dox and bully people to suicide.

Well we should pass laws. I don’t like how the right wingers dox anyone that they please. I agree most of us wouldn’t think of doxxing these kids.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:14:17am

re: #177 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:14:48am

re: #398 Anymouse 🌹

Racism bad. Pretty clear to me.

WRONG. Now you’re lying about me. I don’t hate anyone for being religious, including these people. I think religion has no evidence to support its claims.

I would be just as opposed to open, publicly-displayed racism by them if they were proudly marching under an atheist A. This isn’t about religion, it’s about racism.

And now comes my “goodbye cruel world post.” Perhaps when people here stop defending racists by claiming “well they’re not adults yet” I’ll be back.

Racism is bad. A doxing campaign to identify kids is something I can’t support and if that chaps your ass and makes you think I condone racism, you don’t know me, pal.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:15:38am

re: #354 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

they intentionally outed themselves in e very way but name

You know, I get that. But the creep level is just waaaaaaaaaaay up there because they are still kids.

Out the behavior. Out the adults, the teachers, the clergy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:16:41am

re: #397 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I’ve set the bar even lower
-acceptance of the other side’s legitimacy
-negotiating in good faith expecting to get something and give something

And as I write this I am now all of a sudden wondering if the Rs haven’t become somewhat like the Palestinians wrt Israel. Won’t even allow the concept of the other side’s right to exist

I’ve seen it with homophobia DM too. As society in general has grown more tolerant of gays, the anti gay people have grown more and more fanatical. I know Newton’s each reaction must have an equal reaction relates to physics but I see it relate to society too. That’s what we have to anticipate with changes, the backlash. That doesn’t mean we don’t do change of course.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:17:33am

re: #359 HappyWarrior

So the defense I’m seeing is they’re stupid kids who didn’t know any better? Okay, yet their school thought enough of them to bring them from Covington to protest Roe. I’ve coached kids this age before. Are they more immature than adults often? Sure but adults can be immature too.

For naming them publicly. That’s the only defense in making.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:19:16am

re: #372 HappyWarrior

She has such a juvenile view of the world.

They all do.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:19:46am

re: #377 ericblair

I sympathize and understand that we don’t want a revenge mob getting out of hand, like what dooms many revolutions, and I don’t think it’s terribly useful to out them to the world. If the right wingers want to push to have strong privacy laws for minors across the country, than I would support it, as that would protect many more vulnerable kids than racist white Christian bullies. But it’s not illegal, and I can’t spare much sympathy for the underage entitled thugs.

The problem is systematic, though. It should be obvious by now that reporting them to their school is useless, because their school is complicit. From what’s come back from parents, their parents are complicit. Their society is complicit, and I’m guessing we’ll find out their local law enforcement is complicit. The force has to come from outside.

…who knowingly use that entitlement
as a shield
to do things flauntingly in public
That would obviously sink some other kid who was not so well “protected”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:20:04am

re: #405 MsJ

They all do.

And it doesn’t matter if they are juveniles or Trump’s age or even older.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:23:04am

Unlike my interlocutor, Mr Anymouse, I really am going to bed now and not coming back repeatedly for more sparkling conversation. My day was already pretty shitty, and these last several interchanges have not improved it at all.

See you all when it’s daylight in this part of the world.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:23:57am

re: #404 MsJ

For naming them publicly. That’s the only defense in making.

They outed themselves in the video. Their names are on their video posts.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:24:09am

High school is beyond old enough to know right from wrong. This school is a prime example of private schools not being at all superior to public schools. The shit about a “boys only advantage as a selling point to parents is nauseating.Part of me wants them exposed for being the privileged little shits that they are, part of me knows they’re stupid hateful kids and maybe someday they will grow the fuck up. The thing is, real life fuck ups can have permanent consequences and shielding kids from that does them no favors. The right answer is somewhere in the middle. They exposed who they are on video. Within their own community I’m sure they’re already known for being assholes. I’m for public shaming and shunning within their small little bubble. Like the local coffee shop owner telling them they won’t be served or the local auto repair place sending them away.

The thing is, when kids are never told no or shown consequences for actions, you end up with monsters. Like trump. Like a little girl I’m dealing with now who is adorable and no one has told her no. Til she met me. She’s 4 and is anorexic except for candy and cola. Her mom refuses to deny her anything. As a result I am dealing with a kid who won’t eat, won’t color or read stories or play with anything but paw patrol toys and who I cannot take anywhere because if I don’t buy her things she loses her shit and literally screams “stop hitting me!” in front of people. She does not do that in private.

Adults create monsters they are rarely held accountable for. Exposing school and parent involvement would be my approach in dealing with this shit.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:25:31am
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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:27:47am

re: #409 Anymouse 🌹

They outed themselves in the video. Their names are on their video posts.

You know, I like you and always have. But man you’ve been a dick lately.

Just saying.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:29:47am

re: #378 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The trouble is, crackpot ideas are treated as legitimate ideas on the Internet: pyramid healing, flat earth, crystal healing, etc., etc. are given equal weight as real science. And the current GOP has swallowed those crackpot ideas whole.

True
And some do get a foot hold ..antivax ie
You know this is a crusade of mine and there’s no obvious answers or tactics
(Tubas are an exception but not widely deployable)

The best I’ve come up with is don’t give them equal footing, don’t debate, don’t legitimize. Scorn and ridicule and deride them for the nutsos they are.
I know it’s not popular.
I also know the last 40 years approach of what I call gentle persuasion and education has wholly failed. In fact it’s what’s created this veil of equality

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ericblair  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:30:16am

re: #397 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I’ve set the bar even lower
-acceptance of the other side’s legitimacy
-negotiating in good faith expecting to get something and give something

And as I write this I am now all of a sudden wondering if the Rs haven’t become somewhat like the Palestinians wrt Israel. Won’t even allow the concept of the other side’s right to exist

Liberals have been unpeople for conservatives for a while now. Modern conservatives are authoritarians, and will only relent when you make it clear that they are beaten. Appealing to their better nature only makes them think of you as weak.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:30:50am

I’ve been reading Marcy—emptywheel’s analysis of the BF article and something that hadn’t occurred to me came up: the Cohen’s Feb. 7 open testimony—while immensely satisfying to think about—is likely a huge pain in the ass for Mueller, who needs Cohen as cooperating witness to roll up Don, Jr. and others. She speculates that Mueller will put a minder beside Cohen to make sure he doesn’t say anything that could jeopardize the OSC probe. That means Cohen likely won’t say much that we don’t already know.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:31:49am

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t open twist off beer bottles either like Elizabeth Warren, or as Alex Jones is demonstrating.

I use a bottle opener.

Mr. Macho Brother In Law once tried to twist off a cap, wound up cracking the bottle top and cutting his hand. Had to be taken to the ER and stitches put in his hand…

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:35:46am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have been waiting for a remake of that:

A family buys an SUV to find that the GPS is haunted by the ghost of their mother who was killed in action in the Middle East. She gets them out of trouble and teaches them lessons on courage, loyalty and devotion to duty and citizenship…

Which they all ignore by using Google Maps.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:36:16am

re: #382 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I once told my kids that in my dotage if I ever drove like a senile old man to take my car keys away. They were very surprised I was so emphatic.

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My mom once said if she ever turned into her mom we could shoot her (mom not grandma)
She’s 90 and about 30% of her is Grandma
Of course we’d never do it
We’d just stop calling and visiting. She already says we never do anyway

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:42:12am

re: #404 MsJ

For naming them publicly. That’s the only defense in making.

Right. I guess my opinion is this. Definitely criticize this. Definitely criticize their parents, chaperones, and school. But I don’t see it doing any good to attempt to identify them publically. We don’t need to as adults seek out their FB or IG or whatever accounts to condemn this and I really think that is what Wheat was trying to say from the get-go. And I trust him on this since he’s worked extensively with young people of all ages.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:43:11am

re: #386 HappyWarrior

I agree with that. The people who know them and whom will encounter them will know them by the faces we saw. We don’t need to find out their names, instagram handles, etc to condemn this.

No we don’t “need ” to
And yet they knew full well at the time that was likely exactly what was going to happen

I have no dog in this fight ( Mrs dm is a cat person, won’t let …even a cat sized one)
-I’m having a hard time removing the fact that they were brought up in the internet/social media age
-And also to make irrelevant that they were using it to “produce” the act

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:44:03am

re: #413 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

True
And some do get a foot hold ..antivax ie
You know this is a crusade of mine and there’s no obvious answers or tactics
(Tubas are an exception but not widely deployable)

The best I’ve come up with is don’t give them equal footing, don’t debate, don’t legitimize. Scorn and ridicule and deride them for the nutsos they are.
I know it’s not popular.
I also know the last 40 years approach of what I call gentle persuasion and education has wholly failed. In fact it’s what’s created this veil of equality

The junk ideas always existed beside mainstream thought, and really got a boost during the pop culture explosion of the ’60s—’70s. One of the first megaphones for irrational BS kicked in when early cable TV technology suddenly created low-cost channels that were starved for content. The Internet reinforced it by allowing no-cost 2 way amplification.

The Beatles had a couple good songs, but the shit they helped deploy with their Maharishi is still poisoning our neuralstream.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:48:19am

re: #175 teleskiguy

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A Mom Anon  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:48:27am

re: #419 HappyWarrior

The people who have to deal with these little shits in their communities are the people who can have the greatest effect. Deny service, avoid their parties and say why, make their lives more difficult and even embarrassing. Public shaming for being an asshole to others doesn’t require big showy actions online. Doesn’t require doxxing or anything like it. Just quiet and calm and consistent reaction. Free speech also has consequences and responsibilities attached to it, something wingnut babies aren’t taught before doing stupid shit.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:49:38am

re: #420 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

No we don’t “need ” to
And yet they knew full well at the time that was likely exactly what was going to happen

I have no dog in this fight ( Mrs dm is a cat person, won’t let …even a cat sized one)
-I’m having a hard time removing the fact that they were brought up in the internet/social media age
-And also to make irrelevant that they were using it to “produce” the act

That definitely is true too. I will say this. They definitely should have known that this would have gone viral and their faces would become infamous. I just totally see why Wheat as a former teacher is a little bothered by the use of their faces in an attempt to identify them. In the end, I must stress once again that this was definitely racist and it should be condemned and I really think a good look at that school and how they’re educating these boys needs to be examined. It also starts at home too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:50:19am

re: #423 A Mom Anon

The people who have to deal with these little shits in their communities are the people who can have the greatest effect. Deny service, avoid their parties and say why, make their lives more difficult and even embarrassing. Public shaming for being an asshole to others doesn’t require big showy actions online. Doesn’t require doxxing or anything like it. Just quiet and calm and consistent reaction. Free speech also has consequences and responsibilities attached to it, something wingnut babies aren’t taught before doing stupid shit.

Ding my thoughts exactly. That’s what I want.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:50:48am

re: #422 The Vicious Babushka

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:51:08am

re: #408 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Unlike my interlocutor, Mr Anymouse, I really am going to bed now and not coming back repeatedly for more sparkling conversation. My day was already pretty shitty, and these last several interchanges have not improved it at all.

See you all when it’s daylight in this part of the world.

Take it easy Wheat. May tomorrow be better.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:52:17am

re: #426 Decatur Deb

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Instead of posting cat photos, the little ones will post photos of pie.

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:57:53am

Morning!

Just dug out my side door. Nice drift between my house and the neighbors mainly up against my door. Then I made my way out to the front landing and the steps and sidewalk. Pretty deep drifts from the curb to the bank in front of my house. They said we got 1 to 3 inches overnight which wasn’t as much as predicted. A good thing. Had we gotten the 5 to 7 the drifts would have been a real problem.

A great way to exercise first thing in the morning. Let’s hope there is not too much more of this snow stuff.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:58:11am

Sadly, this is what I imagine my mom would say to defend me were I ever to have done something so shameful. But at home, the conversation would be quite different.

But yeah, this excuse won’t help things.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:59:16am

re: #430 darthstar

Sadly, this is what I imagine my mom would say to defend me were I ever to have done something so shameful. But at home, the conversation would be quite different.

But yeah, this excuse won’t help things.

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OFFS.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 6:59:38am

re: #396 HappyWarrior

I was thinking about some abstract concepts last night about how everything relates to everything in the end. Taxes ain’t any different. I very much subscribe to what Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said on taxes, “I like taxes, with them I buy civilization.” Like yeah I don’t like paying taxes in the sense that I like a fine meal or good book but in the end, I know paying taxes helps society function. The right has made the debate not about how much taxes we should be paying but whether we should be paying them at all and given their views on the military and national deefnse, that’s extremely stupid. You can’t want the most massive military in the world as I’m sure Kaitlin wants and insist taxation is theft.

Precisely.
Though always remember their arguments aren’t meant to be “right” or logical
They are all means to end
In this case lower taxes, so we have to cut the budget and so what’s left gets spent on whatf I want..yeah mostly military

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A Mom Anon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:00:10am

re: #430 darthstar

My mom would have beat my ass on live TV with no apologies.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:01:14am

re: #432 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Precisely.
Though always remember their arguments aren’t meant to be “right” or logical
They are all means to end
In this case lower taxes, so we have to cut the budget and so what’s left gets spent on whatf I want..yeah mostly military

Absolutes are such a problem in discussion and philosophy. It’s why I see ultimate free marketers have a lot in common with ultimate proponents of state control of the economy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:03:58am

re: #433 A Mom Anon

My mom would have beat my ass on live TV with no apologies.

I have this memory of doing something to a basketball hoop. I don’t remember but my parents were pissed especially my Dad. I’ve probably brought this up before but one of my most guilty moments looking back on my childhood was being a jerk to the only other person on the spectrum I knew. Now I didn’t know I or both of us were at the time but I’m ashamed of that now. Thankfully she doesn’t hold it against me and we in fact became really good friends in middle school when I first started to feel truly different than the others and we’ve since reconnected on FB which again is another reason why I understand criticisms of the platform why I think it can do good but I don’t want to open that can of worms here again knowing how some feel on the subject.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:07:30am

re: #435 HappyWarrior

Facebook has a potential for good as long as you let it be that. I use it for keeping up with people and bands I like and that’s about all. Beyond that it becomes awful.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:07:42am

re: #410 A Mom Anon

High school is beyond old enough to know right from wrong. This school is a prime example of private schools not being at all superior to public schools. The shit about a “boys only advantage as a selling point to parents is nauseating.Part of me wants them exposed for being the privileged little shits that they are, part of me knows they’re stupid hateful kids and maybe someday they will grow the fuck up. The thing is, real life fuck ups can have permanent consequences and shielding kids from that does them no favors. The right answer is somewhere in the middle. They exposed who they are on video. Within their own community I’m sure they’re already known for being assholes. I’m for public shaming and shunning within their small little bubble. Like the local coffee shop owner telling them they won’t be served or the local auto repair place sending them away.

The thing is, when kids are never told no or shown consequences for actions, you end up with monsters. Like trump. **** Like a little girl I’m dealing with now who is adorable and no one has told her no. Til she met me. She’s 4 and is anorexic except for candy and cola. Her mom refuses to deny her anything. As a result I am dealing with a kid who won’t eat, won’t color or read stories or play with anything but paw patrol toys and who I cannot take anywhere because if I don’t buy her things she loses her shit and literally screams “stop hitting me!” in front of people. She does not do that in private.

Adults create monsters they are rarely held accountable for. Exposing school and parent involvement would be my approach in dealing with this shit.

***Or kavanaugh screaming on national TV that he’s **entitled** to the job and this just isn’t !!fair!!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:09:54am

re: #436 A Mom Anon

Facebook has a potential for good as long as you let it be that. I use it for keeping up with people and bands I like and that’s about all. Beyond that it becomes awful.

Right. I try not using it to air out my political opinions too often. You’re friends with me on FB, I don’t think I’m too obnoxious lol. Some people do nothing but political meme after meme and it’s a bit exhausting. And yeah I include people like my aunt and uncle who I agree with in that.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:13:38am

re: #438 HappyWarrior

Nah, you’re not obnoxious, lol. I have backed way off Facebook since my hubby got sick last year and the recent shit with my son getting scammed out of his life savings(via so called friends on Facebook and instagram). I just wish I could get him off of there.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:18:19am

re: #424 HappyWarrior

That definitely is true too. I will say this. They definitely should have known that this would have gone viral and their faces would become infamous. I just totally see why Wheat as a former teacher is a little bothered by the use of their faces in an attempt to identify them. In the end, I must stress once again that this was definitely racist and it should be condemned and I really think a good look at that school and how they’re educating these boys needs to be examined. It also starts at home too.

Well what else are we going to talk about on a Sunday morning?

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:20:40am

re: #36 Teddy’s Person

Quite convenient.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:22:33am

re: #434 HappyWarrior

Absolutes are such a problem in discussion and philosophy. It’s why I see ultimate free marketers have a lot in common with ultimate proponents of state control of the economy.

It is dangerous for the rest of us if you think you have the ultimate ideology
Moreso if you have any kind of power or influence

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:22:59am
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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:24:09am

re: #443 jaunte

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“Have you heard about the Book of Accounting?”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:24:50am

re: #439 A Mom Anon

Nah, you’re not obnoxious, lol. I have backed way off Facebook since my hubby got sick last year and the recent shit with my son getting scammed out of his life savings(via so called friends on Facebook and instagram). I just wish I could get him off of there.

I was glad that you liked the wood carving I shared from the village. I so want a copy for my room/office.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:25:48am

re: #440 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Well what else are we going to talk about on a Sunday morning?

Haha true, true. I was actually thinking about some pretty cool concepts last night. Like I thought about this, the whole idea that the future needs to happen so the past can or the concept of infinity plus or minus one.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:26:20am

Dear Tulsi:

Please kindly crawl up your own ass and stay there. Kthxbai.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:26:56am

re: #447 The Vicious Babushka

Dear Tulsi:

Please kindly crawl up your own ass and stay there. Kthxbai.

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When are liberals going to learn she’s not one of us or our ally.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:27:39am

re: #447 The Vicious Babushka

“Why won’t the Democrats let Trump keep abusing children in exchange for paying government workers?”

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:28:46am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

When are liberals going to learn she’s not one of us or our ally.

Democrats know it. When will the press?

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:29:02am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:30:32am

re: #420 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

No we don’t “need ” to
And yet they knew full well at the time that was likely exactly what was going to happen

I have no dog in this fight ( Mrs dm is a cat person, won’t let …even a cat sized one)
-I’m having a hard time removing the fact that they were brought up in the internet/social media age
-And also to make irrelevant that they were using it to “produce” the act

OMG OMG omg
I just told Mrs dm what I wrote above re a dog
She said a cat sized dog is possible. Hope!!!!!

So here’s what we can talk about on a Sunday morning:

All you doggo experts
2 cat household
maybe up to 15 pounds or a bit more
Manly of course, not a fru fru dog (I have limits too)

She even said Greyhound rescue. No idea where that came from

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:30:45am

re: #450 Belafon

Democrats know it. When will the press?

I think leadership knows it but I dunno, I see a lot of rank and file on stories about her give her praise. ButI think some has changed since her homophobic past has come out.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:33:28am
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mmmirele  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:33:51am

re: #327 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

You know as much I despise the actions of those Covington Catholic boys, plastering their faces on Twitter and asking people to ID them is more than creepy. They’re minors, for dog’s sake.

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I dunno…they were in Washington to take away women’s rights. That seems to be an acceptable bigotry in some prominent circles. They just happened to compound that with some racism.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:33:53am

I thought this was funny:

For those who don’t keep up with space news, Oumuamua is the first object in history to pass through the solar system and be identified as definitely originating outside of it. The first interstellar guest came to us from the direction of Vega, the brightest star in the Lyra constellation, which is 26 light-years from us. In the 1997 film “Contact,” it’s the star from which the radio signal is sent to Jodie Foster.

At this point, I don’t buy that it’s more than a really cool thing from outside our solar system, but maybe Carl Sagan had made contact. Rethink the book as semi-autobiographical, and you can have fun with the idea.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:35:25am
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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:36:26am

re: #455 mmmirele

I dunno…they were in Washington to take away women’s rights. That seems to be an acceptable bigotry in some prominent circles. They just happened to compound that with some racism.

Their parents trained them up and sent them off to act as regressive political tools. We should know who those parents are.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:37:48am
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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:38:06am

re: #454 The Vicious Babushka

These are the next generation of white nationalist/supremacists that the right wing are cultivating.

They don’t care that they’re being bigots. They see it as a strength, not a weakness.

They are the ones engaging in tribalism - mostly because they’re the ones whose tribe - angry white guys - is seeing their privilege slowly getting eroded as everyone else achieves the same rights under the law that white guys have always had. It’s grievance politics at its worst, because this isn’t a grievance. It’s about repressing others so that angry white guys feel better about themselves.

These are the people who’ll slash and burn the safety net because minorities partake.

These are the people who’ll deny civil and voting rights to minorities because it strengthens their grip on power.

These are the people who fear women and children coming to the US to seek a better life, because they aren’t white.

These are the people Trump is specifically focused on with all his policies. The GOP continues to reveal itself to be the party of white nationalism above all else. Trump doesn’t care to govern (let alone govern everyone). He’s pursuing a policy that favors only white guys.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:38:37am

re: #455 mmmirele

I dunno…they were in Washington to take away women’s rights. That seems to be an acceptable bigotry in some prominent circles. They just happened to compound that with some racism.

I get that but from what I know the schools encourage their students to go on “field trips” for that. It definitely imprints at an early age that abortion is awful and anyone associated with it should be harassed.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:38:48am

John Cole calls the kids “Brett Kavanaugh starter kits.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:40:02am

re: #462 Belafon

John Cole calls the kids “Brett Kavanaugh starter kits.”

I have to admit that was definteily something I thought about when I saw it was an all Catholic boys school. Not sure if Covington is a preppy elite Catholic school like GT Prep was but still.

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CleverToad  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:41:46am

re: #361 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I will repeat. They. Are. Children. Their names and social media information do not need to plastered all over the Internet to follow them around forever. That’s my stance. Take it or leave it.

I am not defending their racism or their actions. It is possible to condemn those actions without identifying the students by name. The adults who were supposedly their chaperones should be identified and blamed for their lack of supervision and their own racism.

Agree, albeit with the sad footnote that while all children should get this consideration, only white kids are likely to. Childhood is a luxury of privilege.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:42:56am

re: #464 CleverToad

Agree, albeit with the sad footnote that while all children should get this consideration, only white kids are likely to. Childhood is a luxury of privilege.

Absolutely. The people saying give these kids a break are the same people who think Tamir Rice deserved to be killed by the Cleveland PD.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:47:04am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

OMG OMG omg
I just told Mrs dm what I wrote above re a dog
She said a cat sized dog is possible. Hope!!!!!

So here’s what we can talk about on a Sunday morning:

All you doggo experts
2 cat household
maybe up to 15 pounds or a bit more
Manly of course, not a fru fru dog (I have limits too)

She even said Greyhound rescue. No idea where that came from

Find out where Dory came from.

(But seriously, check your local shelter for rescues — they’ll probably have them posted online. Or review them with Mrs dm…)

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:49:56am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:51:56am

re: #467 jaunte

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Merkley has been such a great leader on this issue.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:52:16am

Well we have about a foot of snow on the ground here in NW PA from the
‘snowpocalypse”. Had to do some stretching exercises before shoveling this morning so I didn’t pull/strain anything. Just came in and warming up before going at the back steps and patio.

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darthstar  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:53:23am
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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:54:01am

re: #468 HappyWarrior

“Keeping the world white” is truly an insane political ethos.

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:54:47am

Rudy continues revealing that Trump’s done everything he’s been accused of except that it’s no big deal.

It. Is. A. Big. Deal.

There’s a reason Mueller’s being circumspect as it relates to Cohen. He needs Cohen to testify. This is one of the specific areas where Cohen would implicate Trump in federal felonies as it relates to Mueller’s specific mandate.

Rudy has a knack of revealing that Trump’s done gone and did all the bad things he’s been accused of, except that it isn’t a big deal. That’s his nonstop attempt to reset the conversation as though everyone got neuralized and there’s no wayback machine to remind everyone that Trump’s done everything that non-Trumpworld types have alleged from the get-go.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:55:03am

re: #471 jaunte

“Keeping the world white” is truly an insane political ethos.

Racial purity is a fool’s game.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:56:50am

re: #472 lawhawk

Denies Trump told Cohen to lie.

Just like he told Don Jr. how to be perfectly honest about the Trump Tower meeting.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:57:43am

re: #327 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I have no problem with that. They were in a public setting taunting an elder Native American. I just don’t care about them in any way.

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steve_davis  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:57:56am

re: #31 ObserverArt

Looks like a whole Catholic Dioceses might need to be shut down. I bet if you look into the Bishop it might not be pretty. If the Bishop didn’t know, he still needs to go.

towards the end of his career, Dad had become the bishop’s gentle enforcer. this sort of shit in the Episcopal church diocese would have been followed by some thoughtful, probative emails that would have led to this guy completely reassessing his life and values.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2019 • 7:59:43am

re: #470 darthstar

So if Trump spoke with Cohen about his Congressional testimony beforehand, isn’t that in and of itself highly inappropriate and problematic? It’s highly probable that Trump was trying to shape Cohen’s testimony which he had no right doing.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:00:48am

re: #459 jaunte

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“You have to be carefully taught”

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:02:25am
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steve_davis  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:03:07am

re: #49 ObserverArt

I had one swoop my car once travelling in the evening right along the woods in a state park. I could hear the flapping of the wings. They are powerful.

I saw it come down right from just left of the driver’s side front and even got a glimpse out the open sunroof as it passed over.

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It may have been diving at some little critter on the side of the road and never saw you. Nothing you could do. Sometimes something like that can be bad for both.

i had one who went to war with me over my evening walk path. he ambushed me twice, trying to scalp me both times. it turned out that he was building a nest and was looking for bedding material. he kept stealing hats that people were wearing but decided he didn’t like any of them, so the next morning, there would be a hat laying on the ground next to the street, for someone to collect. I guess I should be flattered that he thought my hair looked useful.

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:03:27am

Read the whole thing.

Shut it down. Shut the whole place down. They are a monument to bigotry, hate, and not Christian theology - where love thy neighbor as thyself seems to have a laundry list of exclusions: nonwhites, LGBTQ, women, etc.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:03:33am

re: #335 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

If my kid was in a public setting harassing an elderly man then yes. Let them suffer the consequences for their outrageous, racist behavior. No sympathy from me. I suppose their parents can sue if they become the victims of harassment based on any doxxing. This will teach them and others how to behave in public.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:03:59am
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BigPapa  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:04:29am

Shithole religious school

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:08:16am

re: #470 darthstar

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Rudolph Giuliani tells @CNNSotu that Trump may indeed have spoken to Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony beforehand. “And so what if he talked to him about it?” Denies Trump told Cohen to lie

I told him exactly what to say what not to say and how to say it
I never used the word “lie”

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:08:28am

re: #464 CleverToad

Agree, albeit with the sad footnote that while all children should get this consideration, only white kids are likely to. Childhood is a luxury of privilege.

In this story about a girl in New York who was the target of an Instagram post that said she should be lynched, we know her name, not the person who made the post: m.dailykos.com

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:13:40am

re: #173 Anymouse 🌹

BS here:

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You mean the Native Americans were telling the snotty white kids that they should go back to where they came from? Who would think of saying something so mean to a (white) person.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:20:29am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Conservatives on both sides of the border are still digging on Mr. Nathan Phillip’s treatment.

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How the fuck did they know he wasn’t Jesus returning?

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:20:43am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:20:48am

re: #471 jaunte

“Keeping the world white” is truly an insane political ethos.

But that is now the core value of the RepubliKKKlan Party!

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:22:15am

re: #253 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

I knew better when I was in elementary school. There is no excuse for the abysmal behavior shown by these students.

re: #433 A Mom Anon

My mom would have beat my ass on live TV with no apologies.

Oldz speaking. Oldz enough to be your mothers. And I can’t imagine the uproar if my brother or I had disrespected any elder for any reason whatsoever. My father was just back from being an MP in WW2, and his idea of punishment would not fly today. Obviously, there was PTSD involved, which I see now. We survived that period, with love, but for this kind of thing, I still can’t imagine.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:23:57am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Greyhound rescue is excellent. My sister has had two, now she just has tube dogs. You seen pictures of *mumble* here. Sweetest dogs ever. Though definitely not in the car size range, unless you’re talking cheetah.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:28:05am

re: #481 lawhawk

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Read the whole thing.

Shut it down. Shut the whole place down. They are a monument to bigotry, hate, and not Christian theology - where love thy neighbor as thyself seems to have a laundry list of exclusions: nonwhites, LGBTQ, women, etc.

Strip them of their tax exemption.

It’s time to tax the churches and also tax the businesses run by churches.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:28:53am

re: #493 Joe Bacon 🌹

Strip them of their tax exemption.

It’s time to tax the churches and also tax the businesses run by churches.

Churches definitely need to be taxed.

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:29:25am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Sight hounds are not frou frou, but they share many qualities with cats. I think they might be a good middle ground, IF you get one that doesn’t perceive cats as prey to chase and grab. I have lived with three Salukis and an Italian Greyhound, and would have another sight hound now if I possibly could. Have offered my name up to be considered for a retirement home for a Saluki that was past breeding or showing. Not sure I could manage the exercise a young one would need! Now you, you could take a Saluki or Greyhound out on your runs, and it would be good for both of you! Mrs. DM is a smart cookie.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:30:14am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Listen I’m just saying. We don’t need to know their names to condemn them. Some things you just don’t need to do. I agree wholeheartedly in the criticism being made here but what good does it do you to know their names.

Exactly. They are being roundly criticized. Everyone who knows them can see them being very publicly criticized. Do I need to know their names in order to call out their horrendous behavior? No, I do not. Neither does anyone else.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:30:23am

re: #470 darthstar

Her follow up tweet:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:30:58am

re: #483 jaunte

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:30:59am

Trump Administration stays ugly.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:32:00am

Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:32:32am

re: #499 jaunte

Over in freeper-land they were cheering that judgement.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:32:36am

re: #496 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

Exactly. They are being roundly criticized. Everyone who knows them can see them being very publicly criticized. Do I need to know their names in order to call out their horrendous behavior? No, I do not. Neither does anyone else.

Yep, that’s all I meant. I don’t know how that got to “You condone racism.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:33:56am

Just watched much of the Reliable Sources interview of the Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith and one of the story authors Anthony Cormier. They were insistent that the sourcing was reliable, but Brian Stelter expressed concern that if this turns out to be inaccurate, it would damage Buzzfeed beyond repair. The New York Times recovered from Judith Miller who helped the Bush administration lie us into war; Buzzfeed should be able to make a similar recovery.

In any case Fox and all RW sources routinely lie and escape any damage; of course most RW sources aren’t treated as credible by legitimate news organizations.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:34:07am

re: #500 DodgerFan1988

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Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Brit fuck you dude, your network didn’t even report on this so please spare us the both sides bullshit. If a black kid in any circumstances had disrespected a white veteran, you’d be all over it.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:34:12am

re: #500 DodgerFan1988

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Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

If activists would only shut up, people wouldn’t have to harass them. //

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:35:08am

re: #503 Hecuba’s daughter

Just watched much of the Reliable Sources interview of the Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith and one of the story authors Anthony Cormier. They were insistent that the sourcing was reliable, but Brian Stelter expressed concern that if this turns out to be inaccurate, it would damage Buzzfeed beyond repair. The New York Times recovered from Judith Miller who helped the Bush administration lie us into war; Buzzfeed should be able to make a similar recovery.

In any case Fox and all RW sources routinely lie and escape any damage; of course most RW sources aren’t treated as credible by legitimate news organizations.

As stated above, Woodward and Bernstein recovered from an error in their reporting.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:35:12am

re: #505 Belafon

If activists would only shut up, people wouldn’t have to harass them. //

Yeah I like how someone being an activist somehow discredits them. Uh technically aren’t these kids activists. They were after all far from their home at an anti-abortion rally but that’s right, some activism is good but some bad.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:36:06am

re: #235 goddamnedfrank

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That guide puts me firmly in the Baby Boomer generation. I would also humbly submit that my boomer generation (especially those of us that came of teenage in the 60’s and 70’s) as the Burnout Generation.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:36:46am

re: #236 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

Is it just me or does he look like a psychopath?

Oh, geez. I’m old enough to be your mother!

Ha, yeah my oldest was born in ‘85.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:38:03am

re: #509 Eventual Carrion

Ha, yeah my oldest was born in ‘85.

Am I the youngest here? I was older than PLL but he’s gone.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:39:17am

Anyhow, yeah I’m seeing there being a big attempt to discredit this form the usual types of people. And I’m sorry but when people wear that stupid red hat, they’re definitely trying to provoke shit.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:44:23am

re: #510 HappyWarrior

Am I the youngest here? I was older than PLL but he’s gone.

jamesfirecat was about 21 when he signed on, still pops up. Bear was probably the oldest active, but hasn’t checked in for a while.

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steve_davis  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:44:51am

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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The Patriot is also fantastic. Funny as hell. Assassin and jack-of-all-trades for the CIA whose therapy is turning his nefarious deeds (like accidentally killing a male hotel domestic) into folk music.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:45:12am

An alum has written in to the diocese asking to change the culture (and showing that the MAGA hat thing happened in the last couple of years of the trip, too).

change.org

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:45:24am

re: #512 Decatur Deb

jamesfirecat was about 21 when he signed on, still pops up. Bear was probably the oldest active, but hasn’t checked in for a while.

Actually James is a year younger than me IIRC and we joined around the same time. But yeah isn’t Bear a WWII vet?

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BigPapa  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:45:46am

I’ve had Photoshop for a year. This is my first meme:

White Walkers
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:46:50am

re: #514 Barefoot Grin

An alum has written in to the diocese asking to change the culture (and showing that the MAGA hat thing happened in the last couple of years of the trip, too).

change.org

I’m not surprised in the slightest that this has happened at past events. That’s exactly why I’m not believing the attempts to change what happened.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:47:15am

re: #515 HappyWarrior

Actually James is a year younger than me IIRC and we joined around the same time. But yeah isn’t Bear a WWII vet?

Yup. Barely made it to the Philippines while it was still hot.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:47:25am

re: #516 BigPapa

I’ve had Photoshop for a year. This is my first meme:

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I’m white as it gets and man I get tired of how stupid many white people are when it comes to discussing racism.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:47:51am

re: #518 Decatur Deb

Yup. Barely made it to the Philippines while it was still hot.

I believe I saw his remembrances of Pearl Harbor post. That was a neat read.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:49:22am

re: #439 A Mom Anon

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:51:28am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

If conservatism can’t evolve in this country, then we’re fucked ultimately because there will always be conservatives just as there will always be liberals. When I say, I hope for evolution, I’m talking about how Germany’s most prominent conservative is a staunch defender of the EU and immigrants.

Conaservatism is devolving in Germany with the xenophobic, Islamophobic AfDParty getting 13% of the overall vote last election

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:52:27am

re: #522 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Conaservatism is devolving in Germany with the xenophobic, Islamophobic AfDParty getting 13% of the overall vote last election

re: #522 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Conaservatism is devolving in Germany with the xenophobic, Islamophobic AfDParty getting 13% of the overall vote last election

And that’s a problem. Conservatism should adapt not devolve.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:53:18am

re: #364 HappyWarrior

I’m late to the conversation but I have to agree with your take here Wheat. Do I think these kids deserve the criticism they’re getting? Yeah I do. But I don’t think we need to know their names either. .

There is a tactical reason as well. By publishing their names, that opens them to threats of violence from anonymous sources that will let them appear as victims/martyrs, and that is the only card that the MAGAt bbrains have left to play

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:54:02am

re: #524 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a tactical reason as well. By publishing their names, that opens them to threats of violence from anonymous sources that will let them appear as victims/martyrs, and that is the only card that the MAGAt bbrains have left to play

That’s certainly part of it too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 8:56:44am

re: #382 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Prince Philip, 97, photographed driving without seat belt, two days after crash that overturned his Range Rover

This is what happens when you remove moral risk…

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:03:30am

re: #524 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a tactical reason as well. By publishing their names, that opens them to threats of violence from anonymous sources that will let them appear as victims/martyrs, and that is the only card that the MAGAt bbrains have left to play

That’s “happened” with adults on the right, happened being in quotes because the only evidence we’ve had is them saying it, though i wouldn’t put it past groups doing exactly what you stated.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:05:53am

THREAD

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:08:04am

re: #436 A Mom Anon

Facebook has a potential for good as long as you let it be that. I use it for keeping up with people and bands I like and that’s about all. Beyond that it becomes awful.

That is my approach to FB. I rarely friend people I do not know from real life and block or unfriend people who get carrid away with political posts.

I do not view it as a source of news or information about anything other than what friends and family are up to…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:08:48am

re: #444 Belafon

“Have you heard about the Book of Accounting?”

Render unto Geezer

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:09:49am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD

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One of the better takes on this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:10:00am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

When are liberals going to learn [Tulsi Gabbard] is not one of us or our ally.

she is going to get pushed hard because she is perfect ratf*cking bait

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:10:26am

re: #532 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

she is going to get pushed hard because she is perfect ratf*cking bait

Fortunately I don’t see it working.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:11:17am

In the list of corporate sponsors for Covington Catholic, Rumpke is ironic. It is a waste collection company.

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BigPapa  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:12:15am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka
that’s good stuff VB

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:12:57am

re: #535 BigPapa

that’s good stuff VB

Very.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:13:26am

What “poll” is he referring to? The fake one that his handlers pulled out of their assholes?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:15:41am

re: #500 DodgerFan1988

Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

The barrel no longer exists, they’re probing the remaining spilters from the obliterated barrel wood.

And someone please put Brit Hume out of his fucking misery.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:16:34am

re: #537 The Vicious Babushka

What “poll” is he referring to? The fake one that his handlers pulled out of their assholes?

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Your poll numbers are down.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:16:57am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:17:30am

re: #537 The Vicious Babushka

What “poll” is he referring to? The fake one that his handlers pulled out of their assholes?

Not even Rasmussen can manufacture a poll trend like that hahahahaha

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gwangung  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:18:56am

re: #538 Myron Falwell

The barrel no longer exists, they’re probing the remaining spilters from the obliterated barrel wood.

And someone please put Brit Hume out of his fucking misery.

They’re all describing Martin Luther King, Jr. with those tweets.

Remember that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:20:36am

re: #299 goddamnedfrank

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WMDs in Iraq would like a word, but, yeah. 5 minutes, my ass.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:21:26am

re: #542 gwangung

They’re all describing Martin Luther King, Jr. with those tweets.

Remember that.

Speaking of that…

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:22:16am

Caught up on the debate here over identifying the members of the Catholic school boy mob and had a thought. I’d bet real cash money that a handful of them will turn up on Fox whining about their victimhood. Here’s their malevolent role model:

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:23:13am

Rod Dreher has gone all in on defending the Covington Catholic kids from the social justice warrior mob, because of course he has.

No forgiveness and no mercy for enemies of the people. This is what it means to be a Social Justice Warrior, even if you happen to be a rich Hollywood screenwriter and producer. This is what people on the right are up against. This is why so many older people who grew up under communism and who now live in the West tell me that conditions here are starting to remind them of their youth under communism. It’s the way the media and others in the left-wing mob will flat-out lie about their political opponents, in an attempt to destroy them personally and professionally. That unnamed boy in the iconic image, staring with the rictus grin at Nathan Phillips, is now an Enemy Of The People, even though there is no evidence at all that he did anything wrong. Truth doesn’t matter; truth is what serves the Cause.

From what I can tell from over here, what is being reported about the Covington Catholic boys appears to be almost 100 percent Fake News. I started out ready to condemn those boys, but after watching more videos of the entire incident, I changed my mind.

What. The. Fuck.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:26:01am

re: #537 The Vicious Babushka

What “poll” is he referring to? The fake one that his handlers pulled out of their assholes?

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He talked to two guys with Hispanic surnames.

One was Ted Cruz.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:27:58am

re: #547 Blind Frog Belly White

He talked to two guys with Hispanic surnames.

One was Ted Cruz.

I’m assuming the prior 19% came from Cruz’ “beard”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:28:18am

re: #546 Scottish Dragon

Rod Dreher has gone all in on defending the Covington Catholic kids from the social justice warrior mob, because of course he has.

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What. The. Fuck.

Rod is a profoundly stupid man who would actually have loved living under Communism because it too involves a cult of personality.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:28:39am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:29:45am

Rudy has thoughts marching through his brain that just had to come out on Meet the Press.

“A president firing somebody that works for him, if he does no other corrupt act other than just fire him, can’t obstruct justice,” Giuliani opined. “If, for example, a president said, ‘Leave office or I’m going to have your kids kidnapped or I’m going to break your legs.’”

“When the president said [to Comey,] ‘Please, go easy on Flynn,’ I know of no obstruction case that begins with the word ‘please,’” he continued. “It goes something like this: ‘If you don’t go easy on Flynn, I’ll break your knee caps.’”

According to Giuliani, Trump simple made a legal “request” for Comey to reign in the Russia investigation before firing the FBI director.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:31:28am

re: #540 Belafon

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I believe its only endorsement of candidates that would threaten their tax exempt status. I think issue advocacy is OK.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:32:36am

It’s almost like Tulsi wants to get thrown out of the DNC, and I want them to take her up on it.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:32:41am

This motherfucker

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:33:50am

re: #554 Teddy’s Person

This motherfucker

President Coulter ain’t gonna buy that, Trump, lol you really stepped in it if you have to say that.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:34:19am

re: #552 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I believe its only endorsement of candidates that would threaten their tax exempt status. I think issue advocacy is OK.

So basically, it’s okay for a church to operate as a PAC? (no snark here)

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:34:32am

re: #554 Teddy’s Person

“… be careful Nancy.” What in heavens name is he doing now? Is he trying to threaten the Speaker of the House?

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:35:33am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Chiweenie!!! Bonus, they are known to love cats. One of my dog’s best friends is a big ole black cat named Hunter. ( A friend’s cat)

I I weren’t allergic, I would definitely get him a cat of his own.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:36:37am

re: #540 Belafon

Back when I was attending high school on the west side of Houston, it was very clear that most of the large churches were being run as tax-exempt, politically involved country clubs for their wealthy attendees.

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calochortus  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:37:00am

re: #557 PhillyPretzel

… be careful Nancy. What in heavens name is he doing now? Is he trying to threaten the Speaker of the House?

Of course he is. Incredible negotiation skills and all that.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:37:04am

re: #557 PhillyPretzel

… be careful Nancy. What in heavens name is he doing now? Is he trying to threaten the Speaker of the House?

He thinks he’s the mob boss, but really he’s the court jester for mob boss Putin.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:37:20am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka

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The big flaw in her “you’re acting like a mob” argument is that the same thing could be said about contacting the school, or contacting the businesses that support the school. It could be used against getting adults fired.

I am rather torn about how to treat the students, and that’s the one thing that leads to acting cautious. They’re definitely not going to change in the environment described, so, if the school doesn’t do some radical changing, it needs to shut down.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:38:20am

re: #556 Teddy’s Person

So basically, it’s okay for a church to operate as a PAC? (no snark here)

Its not always bad. Remember the African-American churches played a big role in the civil rights movement.

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Jay C  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:39:06am

re: #549 HappyWarrior

Rod is a profoundly stupid man who would actually have loved living under Communism because it too involves a cult of personality.

Well, I’d take issue with these points:
1. Rod Dreher is far from stupid: which makes his simple-minded advocacy of simpleton theocracy as a the ideal model for society and government even worse: I think he knows better, but figures that his audience doesn’t.
2. Dreher would have hated living under Communism because of its specifically anti-religious ideology. Franco’s Spain or Czarist Russia are probably closer to his Ideal State (IIRC, he converted to some sort of Orthodoxy or other because his original Catholicism wasn’t authoritarian enough).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:40:13am

re: #564 Jay C

Well, I’d take issue with these points:
1. Rod Dreher is far from stupid: which makes his simple-minded advocacy of simpleton theocracy as a the ideal model for society and government even worse: I think he knows better, but figures that his audience doesn’t.
2. Dreher would have hated living under Communism because of its specifically anti-religious ideology. Franco’s Spain or Czarist Russia are probably closer to his Ideal State (IIRC, he converted to some sort of Orthodoxy or other because his original Catholicism wasn’t authoritarian enough).

YEah fair enough. He argues like a stupid person. And yeah you are right, he would have hated living under communism but only because it was the wrong kind of authoritarianism.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:40:20am
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:40:21am

re: #549 HappyWarrior

Rod is a profoundly stupid man who would actually have loved living under Communism because it too involves a cult of personality.

He is a proto fascist. He is already on the record stating that Franco was the right guy to win the Spanish Civil War and that he would have fought for Franco and the Nazi supported Nationalists.

Not a joke. That was about three weeks ago.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:41:00am

re: #557 PhillyPretzel

… be careful Nancy. What in heavens name is he doing now? Is he trying to threaten the Speaker of the House?

It’s a mobster threat for dummies.

He’s still pissed that she took away his SOTU ego stroke and is being as calculated as possible against him. And she’ll run rings around him again.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:41:11am

re: #554 Teddy’s Person

No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!

Government not by law, but by whim.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:41:55am

re: #568 Myron Falwell

I certainly hope so.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:42:11am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:42:30am

re: #563 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its not always bad. Remember the African-American churches played a big role in the civil rights movement.

That’s why I said no snark. Just trying to understand where the line is drawn. I get hung up on the mega churches who abuse their tax exempt status to enrich their leaders.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:43:13am

From the motherfucker in waiting

“So what the president has directed us to do is to reach out with rank-and-file Democrats in the House and in the Senate,” Pence explained. “What the president presented yesterday really is an effort to bring together ideas from both political parties. I think it is an act of statesmanship on the president’s part.”

According to Pence, Trump’s actions during the government shutdown could be compared with King, who America will celebrate during a day of remembrance on Monday.

“And honestly,” he opined, “the hearts and minds of the American people are thinking a lot today about [this] being the weekend we remember the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

“One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was, ‘Now is the time to make real the promises of Democracy,’” Pence continued. “You think of how he changed America, he inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more perfect union. That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do, come to the table in a spirit of good faith.”

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:45:20am

Short thread:

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:47:06am

re: #574 jaunte

Short thread:

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From the thread

So you have two hate groups egging each other on and the Native American marchers who were there for a scheduled event bearing the brunt of it all.

Same as it ever was.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:47:17am

It has been bizarre watching this side of Dreher come to the surface over the last ten years as he shares his self-radicalization into a person who actually admits he would have fought on the side of the fucking Nazis in Spain, pimps his enthusiasm for a wildly racist book called The Camp of The Saints (Steve Bannon really likes it also) and continually condemns liberal democracy and the Enlightenment as failed models of human thought.

What’s worse is that this guy gets guest op ed space in the NYT and is taken seriously as some sort of Christian “intellectual”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:47:59am
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BigPapa  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:49:11am

I’m old enough to remember wingnut yakkers like Mark Levin ranting about ‘the power of the purse.’

Now the House is using it against Big Baby, who has no legal justification to demand money for shit. He can lobby and politic Congress for $ but he has no right to it. This is how it works.

Now, the WH COS is ‘authorizing’ travel for members of Congress? WTF? The COS has no legal authority over Congress or any branch of government, only within the Staff they’re Chief of.

It’s as if the Right Wing has not idea of how government is supposed to work other than Big Baby wants, Big Baby gets. In other words, the right wing is supporting fascism.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:49:28am

re: #573 Teddy’s Person

Pence has a lot of messaging issues in his own right, saying crazy shit like that while having the charisma of a rutabaga.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:50:35am

re: #567 Scottish Dragon

He is a proto fascist. He is already on the record stating that Franco was the right guy to win the Spanish Civil War and that he would have fought for Franco and the Nazi supported Nationalists.

Not a joke. That was about three weeks ago.

Yeah I remember the discussion.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:50:44am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

OMG OMG omg
I just told Mrs dm what I wrote above re a dog
She said a cat sized dog is possible. Hope!!!!!

So here’s what we can talk about on a Sunday morning:

All you doggo experts
2 cat household
maybe up to 15 pounds or a bit more
Manly of course, not a fru fru dog (I have limits too)

She even said Greyhound rescue. No idea where that came from

Boston terrier. Best dogs! Small. Friendly. Comical! Rescues throughout the US.

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Jay C  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:51:19am

re: #574 jaunte

Short thread:

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Who are the “House of Israel”?
The only reference on Wikipedia is a sect of African “Jews” in Ghana:
not likely to be demonstrating in DC.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:51:29am

heheh

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calochortus  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:51:31am

re: #573 Teddy’s Person

From the motherfucker in waiting

I’m sure he’s just sayin’ what we all thought…
/

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:51:37am

re: #574 jaunte

Short thread:

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I believe I’ve seen the House of Israel guys near the Chinatown Metro. Isn’t one of their former leaders now one of Trump’s most prominent black supporters? I forget the guy’s name.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:52:09am

re: #582 Jay C

Who are the “House of Israel”?
The only reference on Wikipedia is a sect of African “Jews” in Ghana:
not likely to be demonstrating in DC.

Here is a thread:

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:52:35am

re: #582 Jay C

Video from the street shouter:

See about 1:15

mirror of Shar Yaqataz Banyamyan facebook video

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:54:27am

re: #582 Jay C

Who are the “House of Israel”?
The only reference on Wikipedia is a sect of African “Jews” in Ghana:
not likely to be demonstrating in DC.

Real wackos. It’s like they read stuff from the Church of the Subgenius and thought it was real.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:54:34am

re: #585 HappyWarrior

I believe I’ve seen the House of Israel guys near the Chinatown Metro. Isn’t one of their former leaders now one of Trump’s most prominent black supporters? I forget the guy’s name.

They were the “Blacks For Trump” who were conspicuously seated behind Von Clownstick at every campaign rally.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:54:37am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

OMG OMG omg
I just told Mrs dm what I wrote above re a dog
She said a cat sized dog is possible. Hope!!!!!

So here’s what we can talk about on a Sunday morning:

All you doggo experts
2 cat household
maybe up to 15 pounds or a bit more
Manly of course, not a fru fru dog (I have limits too)

She even said Greyhound rescue. No idea where that came from

Greyhounds can take up surprisingly little space…

or sometimes a lot…

Zeena in Stage 1 Bedfail
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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:56:29am

re: #581 MsJ

re: #590 Blind Frog Belly White

Cute doggo pics are just what the doctor ordered this Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing.

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Jay C  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:57:48am

re: #586 The Vicious Babushka

Here is a thread:

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Got it. Thanks.

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gwangung  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:59:03am

re: #589 The Vicious Babushka

They were the “Blacks For Trump” who were conspicuously seated behind Von Clownstick at every campaign rally.

If so, that makes this situation so soaked in irony, that we’re be tasting this until the next millenium.

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 9:59:25am

I see LGF has once again had a flair up where the comments of one or a few get to the point where someone needs to take a leave and more or less blames their leaving on the entirety of the membership.

This place must allow racism seems to be the biggest cause.

I don’t get that thinking. Maybe you have an issues with one or a few people over a discussion in one period of time. Maybe someone posts something outrageous that was thought to never be allowed, but not everyone posted it. Not everyone condoned it.

How do people ever get past others being human? Because humans make mistakes and often times can learn from them. And you learn form discussion.

But not when you shut them off. Not when you don’t allow them to say they are sorry. Not when you don’t allow them to show you they aren’t what you think. Not when you don’t listen because mind is made up.

It’s just sad. I don’t like sweeping generalizations. I don’t like closed minds. Why? Because they are never always correct in their assumptions. How do I know, I’ve done it too? And then I feel bad and open the mind back up to see what part I played, not others.

This all sort of fits the day I am going through. Cold. It leaves you cold.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:01:34am

re: #577 The Vicious Babushka

“Trump terminating policies and then shutting down the government and then offering to reinstate—temporarily—those policies if he gets his wall isn’t negotiation or compromise. It’s ‘I’ll stop punching you in the face for a little while if you give me what I want.’”

And that’s been Pelosi and Schumer’s strategy the whole time… to not play the game at all. Thus Trump winds up punching himself when he thinks he’s punching them.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:01:37am

re: #559 jaunte

Like Second Baptist on Woodway and Voss?

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:02:42am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka

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yes and still…
-while this was a school sponsored trip
-and these kids definitely go to thst school
-and no chaperone if any were present did anything
-this little staged event was NOT a school sponsored activity

all the school related stuff is fine while this is only partially a school related issue

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:02:48am
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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:03:20am

re: #596 Ace Rothstein

Hey there’s one. Way back before they went full megachurch, I played basketball for their intramural team. There was only one Baptist on the team.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:03:30am

In addition to shining a bright, bright spotlight on the Republicans’ racism, homophobia, nativism, misogyny and all-purpose bigotry, Trump is outing people like Pence and McConnell as milquetoast sycophants.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:04:22am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:05:00am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD

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THIS PART:

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:05:28am

re: #597 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

yes and still…
-while this was a school sponsored trip
-and these kids definitely go to thst school
-and no chaperone if any were present did anything
-this little staged event was NOT a school sponsored activity

all the school related stuff is fine while this is only partially a school related issue

Why did an all male school feel the need to send their students to an anti abortion march?

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:05:30am

re: #599 jaunte

Then Joel Osteen bought The Summit on 59 & Buffalo Speedway and turned all my great Rockets/Aeros/concert memories into a house of prosperity gospel grift.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:06:42am

re: #603 Scottish Dragon

Why did an all male school feel the need to send their students to an anti abortion march?

Because the march was more about controlling women than abortion.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:07:21am

re: #604 Ace Rothstein

Right with you there; I hated that change.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:09:00am

re: #589 The Vicious Babushka

They were the “Blacks For Trump” who were conspicuously seated behind Von Clownstick at every campaign rally.

YES!

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:09:58am

re: #571 jaunte

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or point out the san antonio wall he described

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rhuarc  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:10:02am

re: #602 Backwoods_Sleuth

THIS PART:

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They just need more hugs and time to do some soul searching. LOL! Like that will ever happen. These kids are literally Nazi youth and their school is a breeding ground for Nazi youth. Fuck them and their school. They deserve everything coming their way and I, for one, don’t give 2 shits what happens to them.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:10:42am

re: #603 Scottish Dragon

Why did an all male school feel the need to send their students to an anti abortion march?

I don’t have much experience with people who went to only boys Catholic schools but I had two buddies growing up in my neighborhood who went to Catholic schools. The Catholic Schools always make it a point to protest Roe on the anniversary so I imagine Cov Catholic would be no different.

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:11:15am
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wrenchwench  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:15:37am

re: #603 Scottish Dragon

Why did an all male school feel the need to send their students to an anti abortion march?

Bringing up the next Kavenaugh. The gotta raise the oppressors up from little boys.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:15:45am
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William Lewis  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:15:53am

re: #603 Scottish Dragon

Because the modern church has taken a position that uses something that started as a moral good - eliminating the infanticide of girl children in Roman society - and turned it into a bludgeon to keep women in their place. That is why the Church as a whole has fought against loosening abortion laws. It hasn’t been about the children since about 325 AD when they became tainted by the power of Constantine’s Sword.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:16:29am

re: #613 jaunte

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Shut up Mother’s Husband.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:17:03am

re: #591 Teddy’s Person

Cute doggo pics are just what the doctor ordered this Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing.

Olivia in hey Doggles.

She always had to be on another dog or on us. Always.

Millie watching football.

Sam… Part Fox Terrier, part who knows. Most loving dog in the world. I rescued him from a shelter and he shows his appreciation every single day.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:17:06am

re: #609 rhuarc

They just need more hugs and time to do some soul searching. LOL! Like that will ever happen. These kids are literally Nazi youth and their school is a breeding ground for Nazi youth. Fuck them and their school. They deserve everything coming their way and I, for one, don’t give 2 shits what happens to them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:17:16am

re: #528 The Vicious Babushka

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I don’t even know why there’s a question of revealing the kids name. HE’S A KID. His school knows who he is and they’re catching holy hell for what he did. He may well get expelled, which won’t help him in his future life - colleges, jobs, etc. Any time he has to produce a transcript, there it would be.

I’m not concerned with the Internet punishing the kid. This is not about ruining his life. It’s about shaming the actions.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:18:15am

re: #614 William Lewis

Because the modern church has taken a position that uses something that started as a moral good - eliminating the infanticide of girl children in Roman society - and turned it into a bludgeon to keep women in their place. That is why the Church as a whole has fought against loosening abortion laws. It hasn’t been about the children since about 325 AD when they became tainted by the power of Constantine’s Sword.

The church frustrates me so much as someone who while not raised Catholic had both parents raised as such. It’s not just the pedophila scandals but also the sexism and homophobia. It’s frustrating because the RCC compared with other churches has been good on immigration, the DP, and other issues. I think this is why it’s hard for me to figure out Francis.

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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:18:40am

re: #613 jaunte

I don’t think Steve cared for what Pence said. :D

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:18:58am

re: #618 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t even know why there’s a question of revealing the kids name. HE’S A KID. His school knows who he is and they’re catching holy hell for what he did. He may well get expelled, which won’t help him in his future life - colleges, jobs, etc. Any time he has to produce a transcript, there it would be.

I’m not concerned with the Internet punishing the kid. This is not about ruining his life. It’s about shaming the actions.

Well the whole discussion earlier was about it.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:20:11am

re: #600 Teddy’s Person

In addition to shining a bright, bright spotlight on the Republicans’ racism, homophobia, nativism, misogyny and all-purpose bigotry, Trump is outing people like Pence and McConnell as milquetoast sycophants.

Kinda like when Paul Ryan and his cohorts in the GOP House got outed as the highest-profile Trump sycophants two years earlier. Almost all of them got thrown out … or quit when they realized they were outed. Now Pence and Mitch are emerging as the primary sycophants for Trump, and it’s not going to turn out well for them.

Inasmuch as Pence should concern people, remember that Trump threw him a lifeline after he damn near lost the governorship in freaking Indiana. Even they got tired of his bullshit.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:20:15am

Heh:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:20:15am

In genealogical news, got some new info on my Nana’s father’s family. Whoot about time. I shared with the cousin a photo of Dad’s grandfather who was her grandmother’s first cousin so maybe we’ll see some resemblances since we unfortunately have no photos of the older generation that their great grandparents belonged to.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:21:49am

re: #601 Scottish Dragon

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Perhaps it can serve as a learning experience.

YouTube

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:22:31am

re: #537 The Vicious Babushka

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:22:38am

re: #618 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t even know why there’s a question of revealing the kids name. HE’S A KID. His school knows who he is and they’re catching holy hell for what he did. He may well get expelled, which won’t help him in his future life - colleges, jobs, etc. Any time he has to produce a transcript, there it would be.

I’m not concerned with the Internet punishing the kid. This is not about ruining his life. It’s about shaming the actions.

He won’t be ashamed, he’ll be excused. The whole school will.

I don’t believe in outing a kid. But let’s not pretend anything is going to change.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:22:50am

re: #625 Blind Frog Belly White

Perhaps it can serve as a learning experience.

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Video

I think BAR is one of the Coen’s most underrated flicks.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:23:08am

re: #621 HappyWarrior

Well the whole discussion earlier was about it.

I slept in.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:24:10am

re: #627 MsJ

He won’t be ashamed, he’ll be excused. The whole school will.

I don’t believe in outing a kid. But let’s not pretend anything is going to change.

It’s interesting to see if people do in fact grow up. I remember reading the story about the white teenager who had shouted racial slurs at one of the Little Rock 9. They later reconciled but later drifted apart again because the white woman still was making excuses or wanted the fact that tehy reconciled used to absolve her of what had happened.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:24:15am

re: #616 MsJ

Olivia in hey Doggles.

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Those doggos deserve more than one upding, but it’s all I got.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:24:43am

We’re still here.

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William Lewis  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:24:59am

re: #619 HappyWarrior

Francis is really quite easy to understand. He is a Jesuit. That is to say, a highly intellectual priest who spent much more time in contact with the real world than many who go from a parochial school to seminary to parish. He knows how real people live - the joy and fear and everything like that, especially with Marxist friends (that he protected at risk of his own life - see Romero ) while archbishop in a fascist dictatorship.

But by the same token, even as he says things like they put too much emphasis on abortion he can’t not push it because it is as ingrained in his church like the institutional racism that is ingrained into America. He is a step, a tiny step, forward. And for that, some of us who didn’t even expect that much, cheer. But the test will really come with whomever the Red Hats pick when he is gone. If we get another JPII or Benedict, none of it will last.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:25:12am

re: #629 Blind Frog Belly White

I slept in.

Didn’t miss much.Though truth be told, I’ve never seen Wheat, who is normally pretty calm so upset. But putting words in people’s mouths will do that.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:25:41am

re: #629 Blind Frog Belly White

I slept in.

Well then, you can just fuck on right out of here, Mr. Sleepyhead.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:25:50am

re: #633 William Lewis

Francis is really quite easy to understand. He is a Jesuit. That is to say, a highly intellectual priest who spent much more time in contact with the real world than many who go from a parochial school to seminary to parish. He knows how real people live - the joy and fear and everything like that, especially with Marxist friends (that he protected at risk of his own life - see Romero ) while archbishop in a fascist dictatorship.

But by the same token, even as he says things like they put too much emphasis on abortion he can’t not push it because it is as ingrained in his church like the institutional racism that is ingrained into America. He is a step, a tiny step, forward. And for that, some of us who didn’t even expect that much, cheer. But the test will really come with whomever the Red Hats pick when he is gone. If we get another JPII or Benedict, none of it will last.

You are correct about that.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:26:36am

Conservatives on twitter already spinning this that the Native American veteran was harassing and bullying the high school kids.

That is where we are now.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:27:36am

re: #637 Scottish Dragon

Conservatives on twitter already spinning this that the Native American veteran was harassing and bullying the high school kids.

That is where we are now.

I don’t believe that for a second.

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BigPapa  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:28:01am

re: #590 Blind Frog Belly White

Your doggo may be broke.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:28:19am

re: #637 Scottish Dragon

Conservatives on twitter already spinning this that the Native American veteran was harassing and bullying the high school kids.

That is where we are now.

It started yesterday. Just took time to lockstep.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:28:43am

re: #640 MsJ

It started yesterday. Just took time to lockstep.

Yep narratives take time to rebuild.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:28:44am

re: #639 BigPapa

Your doggo may be broke.

Well, he never offers to pick up the check.

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:29:14am

re: #637 Scottish Dragon

Conservatives on twitter already spinning this that the Native American veteran was harassing and bullying the high school kids.

That is where we are now.

Conservatives also think there’s a crisis at the border.

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:29:41am
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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:30:51am

re: #421 Decatur Deb

The junk ideas always existed beside mainstream thought, and really got a boost during the pop culture explosion of the ’60s—’70s. One of the first megaphones for irrational BS kicked in when early cable TV technology suddenly created low-cost channels that were starved for content. The Internet reinforced it by allowing no-cost 2 way amplification.

The Beatles had a couple good songs, but the shit they helped deploy with their Maharishi is still poisoning our neuralstream.

Heh. You’re the first person I’ve seen criticize the Beatles for the Maharishi and his poisoning.

I understand, but I think the media and fashion helped drive that side of things too. I can’t remember all of that period, but I think some of the Beatles left the Maharishi with less than glowing memories.

It was over before it became a thing, but the thing lasted.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:32:00am

re: #637 Scottish Dragon

Conservatives on twitter already spinning this that the Native American veteran was harassing and bullying the high school kids.

That is where we are now.

They would all agree that the sky is purple if they told each other as such.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:34:03am

re: #646 Myron Falwell

They would all agree that the sky is purple if they told each other as such.

they would all say the sky was purple if they got the memo to do so

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:34:34am

re: #635 Decatur Deb

Well then, you can just fuck on right out of here, Mr. Sleepyhead.

There’s also that ever-changing cold I mentioned last night. Plus staying up late with Mrs. FBW watching “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”.

And also, you know, Pacific Standard Time.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:34:53am

re: #640 MsJ

It started yesterday. Just took time to lockstep.

The next step is a round of media interviews with memebers of the Catholic school boy mob followed by CNN comparing these assholes with the Parkland kids as the face of youthful activism. Both Sides!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:35:11am

re: #645 ObserverArt

Heh. You’re the first person I’ve seen criticize the Beatles for the Maharishi and his poisoning.

I understand, but I think the media and fashion helped drive that side of things too. I can’t remember all of that period, but I think some of the Beatles left the Maharishi with less than glowing memories.

It was over before it became a thing, but the thing lasted.

They didn’t appreciate their power or their responsibility. The SOB opened the door for a generation of woo, and he couldn’t even maintain a decent hover.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:36:56am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:37:07am

re: #649 Teddy’s Person

The next step is a round of media interviews with memebers of the Catholic school boy mob followed by CNN compariing these assholes with the Parkland kids as the face of youthful activism. Both Sides!

along with a story with a Chris Cizilla byline, obviously

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:38:26am

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

OMG OMG omg
I just told Mrs dm what I wrote above re a dog
She said a cat sized dog is possible. Hope!!!!!

So here’s what we can talk about on a Sunday morning:

All you doggo experts
2 cat household
maybe up to 15 pounds or a bit more
Manly of course, not a fru fru dog (I have limits too)

She even said Greyhound rescue. No idea where that came from

Has she seen you looking at images of Rango?

That could do it.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:38:46am

re: #651 jaunte

What’s deader than DOA?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:39:06am

re: #639 BigPapa

Your doggo may be broke.

That was our Zeena. We had her, Rango, and the much smaller Kyoko. Zeena kept sleeping in the smaller bed Mrs. FBW got for Kyoko. So she got a smaller bed.

Zeena kept sleeping in that one, too.

So she got the smallest bed she thought could reasonably accommodate a 25# Eskie. Came home. Put it down on the floor.

Zeena comes over, circle-walks in it, and curls up into the smallest puddle of Greyhound I’ve ever seen.

Zeena was a funny one. I miss her quirkiness…

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:40:08am

The perspective of a Native American teen

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edited for typo

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:40:57am

Jennifer Rubin on DT’s “offer” or, as she says, extortion: washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:41:04am

re: #654 Myron Falwell

What’s deader than DOA?

It never arrived.

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BigPapa  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:41:15am

As we watch the Maga Teen Mob story evolve and metastisize as nuance comes forth, the short video of Nathan Phillips explaining his perspective still resonates with me. The integrity, compassion, empathy, and true hope he exudes with his words, even for those consumed by hate. Contrast that with the smear narrative the bottom feeders are scaring up.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:41:59am

re: #654 Myron Falwell

What’s deader than DOA?

DBA - dead before arrival?

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Ferdinand  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:42:15am

re: #576 Scottish Dragon

It has been bizarre watching this side of Dreher come to the surface over the last ten years as he shares his self-radicalization into a person who actually admits he would have fought on the side of the fucking Nazis in Spain, pimps his enthusiasm for a wildly racist book called The Camp of The Saints (Steve Bannon really likes it also) and continually condemns liberal democracy and the Enlightenment as failed models of human thought.

What’s worse is that this guy gets guest op ed space in the NYT and is taken seriously as some sort of Christian “intellectual”.

Long story I’ll share sometime, but about 12 years ago while working as a magazine editor I and corresponded extensively with Rod and edited a column of his we published.
He’s not stupid. He’s Exhibit A of checking your brain and heart at the door in service to religious ideology. He’s a study in the dark side of the obedience to authority demanded by Orthodox Christianity.
Playing armchair psychologist, I think the political awakening of his teenagers is going to bring down his Jenga tower, along with the exposure of the great corruption that exists in the Orthodox Church globally.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:42:22am
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plansbandc  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:43:40am

re: #662 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This video will never get old.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:43:57am

re: #660 Teddy’s Person

DBA - dead before arrival?

Dead at the scene?

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:44:22am

re: #458 jaunte

Their parents trained them up and sent them off to act as regressive political tools. We should know who those parents are.

Small addition. Parents and the school trained them up. Both sent them off lovingly to act as regressive political tools.

And from the reactions it seems both the parents and school were probably getting a kick out of it until it became public.

I do think though, the Catholic church needs to tackle this one too. Too much of what happened came from Catholic dogma and it got ugly. The church needs to take a long look at itself. They are not shining so brightly these days. A big mirror needs to be placed in Rome at the Vatican so they can all see themselves.

And history lessons for all!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:44:32am

re: #661 Ferdinand

Long story I’ll share sometime, but about 12 years ago while working as a magazine editor I and corresponded extensively with Rod and edited a column of his we published.
He’s not stupid. He’s Exhibit A of checking your brain and heart at the door in service to religious ideology. He’s a study in the dark side of the obedience to authority demanded by Orthodox Christianity.
Playing armchair psychologist, I think the political awakening of his teenagers is going to bring down his Jenga tower, along with the exposure of the great corruption that exists in the Orthodox Church globally.

Yeah stupid was a bad word on my part. And yeah orthodoxy has a lot of scary parts to it.

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Alephnaught  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:47:57am

re: #58 Rocky-in-Connecticut

“Dreadful looking” women… he probably means normal, average day to day looking women across the country not sitting in front of a makeup mirror for 3 hours waiting to go on camera at Fox News.

Also, given he’s a Catholic priest, and therefore he’s supposed to be celibate, what on on Earth is he doing opining on the attractiveness of women like that ?

I could understand it if he’s condemning attractiveness in the context of the sexual objectification of women, but his comments appears to be in the exact opposite direction of that.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:48:09am

re: #653 ObserverArt

Has she seen you looking at images of Rango?

That could do it.

just did that…

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William Lewis  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:48:14am

re: #666 HappyWarrior

Goes all the way to the that first taste of the poison called power in 325 AD. They have never willingly given it up since.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:49:00am

re: #654 Myron Falwell

What’s deader than DOA?

Failure to launch.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:49:52am

re: #669 William Lewis

Goes all the way to the that first taste of the poison called power in 325 AD. They have never willingly given it up since.

Yeah. Which gets me thinking what’s evil is power without consideration for others. Even when I was more religious, the idea of a one true faith bothered me because there are many paths.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:50:33am

re: #665 ObserverArt

Small addition. Parents and the school trained them up. Both sent them off lovingly to act as regressive political tools.

And from the reactions it seems both the parents and school were probably getting a kick out of it until it became public.

I do think though, the Catholic church needs to tackle this one too. Too much of what happened came from Catholic dogma and it got ugly. The church needs to take a long look at itself. They are not shining so brightly these days. A big mirror needs to be placed in Rome at the Vatican so they can all see themselves.

And history lessons for all!

The other thing? The toxic puerility of adolescent boys. I say ‘puerility’ because it’s not really masculinity yet, and ‘puer’ is Latin for young boy.

The guy getting in Nathan Philips’ face is clearly doing it at least in part to impress his buddies. If you’re a guy, you will remember this dynamic from high school. This is why you have chaperones, one of whom should have collared this kid and dragged him off to lecture him on respecting others, because there’s nothing quite like being publicly treated like the child you are by an authority figure in front of your buddies and those you are disrespecting to embarass a kid like that.

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:52:17am

re: #470 darthstar

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I happened to catch Rudy on Meat The Chuck and he was digging a pretty good hole for Trump on the whole Russian Tower thing.

He more or less admitted Trump was continuing to work with Russia all through the debates and primaries, even going so far as to say it going on up to (paraphrase)”August of 2016, or September, maybe October, I don’t remember.”

I hope some day I get to hear Rudy explain what this defense lawyering he is doing is called. Seems rather odd for a defense to be laying down loaves of bread for the investigator birdies to follow.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:53:52am

re: #673 ObserverArt

I happened to catch Rudy on Meat The Chuck and he was digging a pretty good hole for Trump on the whole Russian Tower thing.

He more or less admitted Trump was continuing to work with Russia all through the debates and primaries, even going so far as to say it going on up to (paraphrase)”August of 2016, or September, maybe October, I don’t remember.”

I hope some day I get to hear Rudy explain what this defense lawyering he is doing is called. Seems rather odd for a defense to be laying down loaves of bread for the investigator birdies to follow.

It won’t be long until the wingnuts start calling Giuliani a liberal plant.

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lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:54:05am

re: #673 ObserverArt

It’s called prepping the field of public opinion for even worse revelations to come. That way he can claim NBD that this stuff was already admitted to (it was admission of criminal acts, but yeah… that’s how it goes).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:54:49am

re: #674 bd(it’s all true)

It won’t be long until the wingnuts start calling Giuliani a liberal plant.

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Uh no Rudy’s that not defending yourself. I know you’re terrible at this but no.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:55:45am

re: #675 lawhawk

It’s called prepping the field of public opinion for even worse revelations to come. That way he can claim NBD that this stuff was already admitted to (it was admission of criminal acts, but yeah… that’s how it goes).

otherwise known as moving the goalposts changing the sport from football to bocce

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:55:52am

re: #477 Patricia Kayden

So if Trump spoke with Cohen about his Congressional testimony beforehand, isn’t that in and of itself highly inappropriate and problematic? It’s highly probable that Trump was trying to shape Cohen’s testimony which he had no right doing.

Trump likely: “I never told him to lie for me, I said he knows he should do the right thing.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:56:30am

Imagine if you will if Bill Clinton threatened to have the IRS audit Monica Lewinskys parents.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:56:48am

re: #672 Blind Frog Belly White

The other thing? The toxic puerility of adolescent boys. I say ‘puerility’ because it’s not really masculinity yet, and ‘puer’ is Latin for young boy.

The guy getting in Nathan Philips’ face is clearly doing it at least in part to impress his buddies. If you’re a guy, you will remember this dynamic from high school. This is why you have chaperones, one of whom should have collared this kid and dragged him off to lecture him on respecting others, because there’s nothing quite like being publicly treated like the child you are by an authority figure in front of your buddies and those you are disrespecting to embarass a kid like that.

The whole “chaperone” thing is a delusion. When the Alabama girl was killed in Aruba, the chaperones were rumored to be MIA. Our HS band director took a bus of kids to DC for a concert opportunity, and dropped them off all over the area. My daughter and another girl shared their hotdogs with a homeless guy in LaFayette Park.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:57:49am

re: #675 lawhawk

It’s called prepping the field of public opinion for even worse revelations to come. That way he can claim NBD that this stuff was already admitted to (it was admission of criminal acts, but yeah… that’s how it goes).

Rudy’s job seems to be the embarrassing apparent reveal that makes the actual reveal old news.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 10:59:52am

re: #680 Decatur Deb

The whole “chaperone” thing is a delusion. When the Alabama girl was killed in Aruba, the chaperones were rumored to be MIA. Our HS band director took a bus of kids to DC for a concert opportunity, and dropped them off all over the area. My daughter and another girl shared their hotdogs with a homeless guy in LaFayette Park.

Hey, if I’d known that, I’d have had a lot more fun when I was chaperoning with Mrs. FBW on several field trips for a school where she taught. Instead of trying to keep an eye on 20 kids, I could have been enjoying myself!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:00:44am

moron

and jacob’s dad gets in some asskissing time:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:02:16am

re: #683 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Hopefully you can meet Kim Jong Un when you’re both rotting in hell.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:02:17am

re: #564 Jay C

Well, I’d take issue with these points:
1. Rod Dreher is far from stupid: which makes his simple-minded advocacy of simpleton theocracy as a the ideal model for society and government even worse: I think he knows better, but figures that his audience doesn’t.
2. Dreher would have hated living under Communism because of its specifically anti-religious ideology. Franco’s Spain or Czarist Russia are probably closer to his Ideal State (IIRC, he converted to some sort of Orthodoxy or other because his original Catholicism wasn’t authoritarian enough).

To be fair, I read that he converted to Orthodoxy because he was outraged by the Church’s handling of pedophile priests.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:03:08am

I used to think that there would be a point where Republicans would dump Trump to preserve the future of their party and access to power/money. The least corrupt throwing the most corrupt under the bus, if you will. I no longer think this. It’s just smash, grab, and to hell with tomorrow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:04:55am
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Jay C  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:05:00am

re: #672 Blind Frog Belly White

The other thing? The toxic puerility of adolescent boys. I say ‘puerility’ because it’s not really masculinity yet, and ‘puer’ is Latin for young boy.

The guy getting in Nathan Philips’ face is clearly doing it at least in part to impress his buddies. If you’re a guy, you will remember this dynamic from high school. This is why you have chaperones, one of whom should have collared this kid and dragged him off to lecture him on respecting others, because there’s nothing quite like being publicly treated like the child you are by an authority figure in front of your buddies and those you are disrespecting to embarrass a kid like that.

However, it must be remembered that said “chaperones” are the representatives of a school that seems to have thought that attending an anti-abortion demonstration in Washington was an appropriate field trip for their students. How likely are they to “embarrass” their junior-fascist charges??

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:05:06am

re: #683 Backwoods_Sleuth

Building, after all, is what I do best, even when money is not readily available!

We all know where Donnie gets his money when very few will lend.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:05:10am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:05:44am

re: #682 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, if I’d known that, I’d have had a lot more fun when I was chaperoning with Mrs. FBW on several field trips for a school where she taught. Instead of trying to keep an eye on 20 kids, I could have been enjoying myself!

The problem is that there was nothing more binding than your school policies (maybe) and your conscience to prevent that. I see no standards for the selection, preparation, and control of field trip adults.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:05:49am

re: #686 Teddy’s Person

They have created a monster and they are afraid of it.

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retired cynic  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:06:17am

re: #657 retired cynic

A comment from the thread:

richardg64: At a minimum no deficit spending should fund the wall. Trump’s position is Mexico is paying, so the Governments coffers should be overflowing. Lets see that reflected in the Government budget and only allow spending on the wall while the Government balance is in the black.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:08:03am

re: #685 Hecuba’s daughter

To be fair, I read that he converted to Orthodoxy because he was outraged by the Church’s handling of pedophile priests.

Was he originally Catholic? I thought he was Evangelical.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:09:36am

re: #690 Blind Frog Belly White

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You could be proud of your son for pursuing something he likes doing and good enough to be in a competition for it. But nah I see being a retrograde dick is cooler.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:09:47am

re: #679 HappyWarrior

Imagine if you will if Bill Clinton threatened to have the IRS audit Monica Lewinskys parents.

not president bill Clinton met a friend, Loretta lynch on a parked airplane

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:11:46am

re: #696 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

not president bill Clinton met a friend, Loretta lynch on a parked airplane

Exactly. How the hell do you think that’s awful and justify what Trump did to Cohen’s FiL as a defense? Oh wait, it’s Rudy.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:11:50am

re: #692 PhillyPretzel

They have created a monster and they are afraid of it.

THIS.

He’s playing to the base like no one else had before and saying what they want to hear. It’s the culmination of decades of sayings and beliefs, as well as a purity movement that got hastened when President Obama was sworn in a decade ago.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:12:30am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:12:40am

Another member of the rightwing media weighs in on the shutdown:

“By the way, just as a footnote,” [Mark] Levin said in the middle of his rant. “I keep hearing it’s day 29 of the government shutdown. It’s amazing how we count weekends, Christmas, New Year’s, Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday as the government shutdown.”

“You could call the Department of Agriculture on the weekend and nobody’s answering the phone,” Levin insisted. “So, it’s 17 days that’s a real government shutdown, not 29 days.”

Example 12,680,284 that rightwing derp knows no bounds.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:13:12am

re: #695 HappyWarrior

You could be proud of your son for pursuing something he likes doing and good enough to be in a competition for it. But nah I see being a retrograde dick is cooler.

FFS, if my dad had been embarrassed of me for being a nerd, I probably would’ve killed myself. He never pushed me to be a jock - he knew my limitations, he encouraged my mental pursuits, and I turned into a damn good engineer thanks to his example. Don’t be disappointed in your kids if they don’t do what you want - encourage them to do what they want, to be who they want, and to work hard to be good at it. That’s what you should be proud of.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:13:28am

re: #686 Teddy’s Person

I used to think that there would be a point where Republicans would dump Trump to preserve the future of their party and access to power/money. The least corrupt throwing the most corrupt under the bus, if you will. I no longer think this. It’s just smash, grab, and to hell with tomorrow.

eat drink and steal for tomorrow we may be the minority party

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:14:05am

Attica represents the 41st District in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:14:05am

re: #702 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

eat drink and steal for tomorrow we may be the minority party

That’s the Republican party platform in a nutshell.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:16:04am

BTW being in robotics means you’re building shit. That’s more cooler than football IMO.

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Jay C  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:16:29am

re: #685 Hecuba’s daughter

To be fair, I read that he converted to Orthodoxy because he was outraged by the Church’s handling of pedophile priests.

Possible: but given Dreher’s bent towards theocratic authoritarianism, I wonder if his ire at “the Church’s handling of pedophile priests” was due to their covering up the scandals, or because they didn’t cover them up enough….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:16:37am

re: #691 Decatur Deb

The problem is that there was nothing more binding than your school policies (maybe) and your conscience to prevent that. I see no standards for the selection, preparation, and control of field trip adults.

The school was a private school, where parents were required to put in certain number of hours a term. One couple, with one child, bought a minivan so they could help with field trips (private school, no buses). The wife volunteered as an aide in Mrs. FBW’s room. They ferried kids to field trips and served as chaperones way more than required.

Another couple ‘chaperoned’ on a trip to a museum, and rather than staying with the group and, you know, chaperoning, went off with their daughter on their own all day. So, not only were they no help, but also the fact that we nominally had all the chaperones we needed meant nobody else volunteered so we were understaffed. Less than useless.

Unsurprisingly, that couple also came in to berate Mrs. FBW when their daughter got a B. But I guess I shouldn’t be so harsh. It’s because their younger daughter would have been in Mrs. FBW’s class the next year that we had The Older Boy when we did.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:17:16am

re: #703 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Attica represents the 41st District in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

The mayor of Covington (whichever party) put out a credible early statement. It was quoted in an alJazeera article, so you’re world-famous in Doha.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:18:15am

re: #705 HappyWarrior

BTW being in robotics means you’re building shit. That’s more cooler than football IMO.

It’s like saying that you prefer your kid to be stupid. It’s kinda amazing.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:18:34am

re: #709 MsJ

It’s like saying that you prefer your kid to be stupid. It’s kinda amazing.

Well, right-wingers do want their kids to be stupid, because then they’ll keep voting for Republicans.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:18:46am

re: #693 retired cynic

A comment from the thread:

richardg64: At a minimum no deficit spending should fund the wall. Trump’s position is Mexico is paying, so the Governments coffers should be overflowing. Lets see that reflected in the Government budget and only allow spending on the wall while the Government balance is in the black.

I am a no wall no way no how

id settle for only allow spending on the wall that clearly came from Mexico and was designated by them for the purpose

no tariffs, trade or other accounting bullshit

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:19:19am

re: #705 HappyWarrior

BTW being in robotics means you’re building shit. That’s more cooler than football IMO.

I think parents should support their kids regardless. I am just as happy to cheer for a kid at a football game as I am to cheer for one at a Robotics Competition.

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:19:32am

re: #557 PhillyPretzel

“… be careful Nancy.” What in heavens name is he doing now? Is he trying to threaten the Speaker of the House?

His threat seems to be “if you don’t take this oh-so-gracious-of-me deal for three years of limbo, then I’ll make sure the government is shutdown and there will never be any allowance of any dreamers or anyone else. Take this as it is all you are going to get, Nancy.”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:20:01am

re: #700 Teddy’s Person

Another member of the rightwing media weighs in on the shutdown:

Example 12,680,284 that rightwing derp knows no bounds.

I can’t look at that derp from Levin and not worry about my IQ taking a hit.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:20:09am

re: #708 Decatur Deb

The mayor of Covington (whichever party) put out a credible early statement. It was quoted in an alJazeera article, so you’re world-famous in Doha.

Here’s the press release put out yesterday.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:21:32am

re: #711 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I am a no wall no way no how

id settle for only allow spending on the wall that clearly came from Mexico and was designated by them for the purpose

no tariffs, trade or other accounting bullshit

If I hated Latin Americans and wanted them all out of the country, I’d STILL be totally anti-wall. It’s the stupidest possible waste of money imaginable.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:21:39am

re: #694 HappyWarrior

Was he originally Catholic? I thought he was Evangelical.

From Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge:

Raised a Methodist, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1993.[21] He wrote widely in the Catholic press, but covering the Roman Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, starting in 2002, led him to question his Catholicism,[1] and on October 12, 2006, he announced his conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:22:14am

Dory wanted out, so I opened the door. She was undecided about the whole ‘going out in the rain’ thing…

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:22:27am

re: #700 Teddy’s Person

Another member of the rightwing media weighs in on the shutdown:

Example 12,680,284 that rightwing derp knows no bounds.

oh and nights.. what about nights?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:24:11am

re: #716 Decatur Deb

If I hated Latin Americans and wanted them all out of the country, I’d STILL be totally anti-wall. It’s the stupidest possible waste of money imaginable.

It’s a monument to white supremacy. It says the opposite of the poem inscribed on the Statue Of Liberty

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ObserverArt  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:26:19am

re: #563 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its not always bad. Remember the African-American churches played a big role in the civil rights movement.

I wonder if Anymouse would be willing to accept that fact.

Sure big organized religions have their issues. But within them there can be good churches that do good things for their communities. And sometimes I see that as the real benefit of churches, they are community centers and help and protect their people.

And that is being said by a now non-practicing, fully-schooled Catholic. We had evil people at our church. Had a lot of good caring people too.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:27:10am

re: #709 MsJ

It’s like saying that you prefer your kid to be stupid. It’s kinda amazing.

or that a football player couldn’t do this too
or verse visa

every time I try to think like a loon my head hurts

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Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:27:57am

re: #721 ObserverArt

I wonder if Anymouse would be willing to accept that fact.

Sure big organized religions have their issues. But within them there can be good churches that do good things for their communities. And sometimes I see that as the real benefit of churches, they are community centers and help and protect their people.

And that is being said by a now non-practicing, fully-schooled Catholic. We had evil people at our church. Had a lot of good caring people too.

I’m personally not going to condemn religion, but I don’t think I’ve met anyone whose goodness truly depended on their religion.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:28:41am

re: #714 Myron Falwell

I can’t look at that derp from Levin and not worry about my IQ taking a hit.

gmta

725
Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:30:01am

re: #723 Belafon

I’m personally not going to condemn religion, but I don’t think I’ve met anyone whose goodness truly depended on their religion.

Which generally means they were actually grown up.

726
HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:31:40am

re: #717 Hecuba’s daughter

From Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge:

Raised a Methodist, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1993.[21] He wrote widely in the Catholic press, but covering the Roman Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, starting in 2002, led him to question his Catholicism,[1] and on October 12, 2006, he announced his conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy

Ahhhh okay.

727
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:32:02am

Rants:
How can anyone seriously book Giuliani? His dissembling on Jake Tapper was painful to watch and even more painful to hear. His voice drives me up the wall. He sounds like an attorney for a mobster — and that’s exactly what he is.

And as to Tulsi, another person I cannot stand listening to: She is very attractive, eloquent, with a great speaking voice. Too bad she is basically hostile to almost everything the Democrats support. She is even less of a Democrat than Manchin.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:32:55am

re: #712 Eclectic Cyborg

I think parents should support their kids regardless. I am just as happy to cheer for a kid at a football game as I am to cheer for one at a Robotics Competition.

Exactly.

729
Barefoot Grin  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:33:09am

I’ve been to my fair share of Legos robotics tourneys with both of my kids. The atmosphere in middle school is hilarious. They have such a great time together. But remember to bring a good book or two. Now we’re on to a different style of robotics in high school. I’ll just say—there’s a lot of driving involved. But it’s fun for him. He does band and may even try out for the tennis team. Whatever. Life is short. And there aren’t do overs with your kids.

730
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:35:15am

re: #683 Backwoods_Sleuth

731
Belafon  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:35:23am

re: #729 Barefoot Grin

I’ve been to my fair share of Legos robotics tourneys with both of my kids. The atmosphere in middle school is hilarious. They have such a great time together. But remember to bring a good book or two. Now we’re on to a different style of robotics in high school. I’ll just say—there’s a lot of driving involved. But it’s fun for him. He does band and may even try out for the tennis team. Whatever. Life is short. And there aren’t do overs with your kids.

I’ve been to a serious robotics competition. Some of the schools had cheerleaders and some of the band in the stands. The organization was handing out earplugs.

732
HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:35:33am

re: #723 Belafon

I’m personally not going to condemn religion, but I don’t think I’ve met anyone whose goodness truly depended on their religion.

Goodness comes from within. There are people whose lives and examples are something that theologians would laud but the person doesn’t happen to believe in God just as those who are terrible examples ut do believe in God. Religion is tricky. And it’s most of all most tough for me with the Catohlic Church because I have read and am aware of their good works but I’m also of their bad works.

733
makeitstop  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:36:44am

re: #645 ObserverArt

Heh. You’re the first person I’ve seen criticize the Beatles for the Maharishi and his poisoning.

I understand, but I think the media and fashion helped drive that side of things too. I can’t remember all of that period, but I think some of the Beatles left the Maharishi with less than glowing memories.

It was over before it became a thing, but the thing lasted.

Lennon wrote ‘Sexy Sadie’ about the Maharishi after he learned that the big spiritual dude was perving on a couple of women at the retreat.

In other news, I’m at LAX getting ready to fly back to NY. I had a great time out here, but I’m pretty worn out. Love this town, though.

734
dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:37:21am

re: #729 Barefoot Grin

I’ve been to my fair share of Legos robotics tourneys with both of my kids. The atmosphere in middle school is hilarious. They have such a great time together. But remember to bring a good book or two. Now we’re on to a different style of robotics in high school. I’ll just say—there’s a lot of driving involved. But it’s fun for him. He does band and may even try out for the tennis team. Whatever. Life is short. And there aren’t do overs with your kids.

i took up fencing in middle school
you think i
had a lot of friendds?

735
plansbandc  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:44:28am

re: #710 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mean and stupid. That’s the goal. Just like their God Emperor.

736
Scottish Dragon  Jan 20, 2019 • 11:53:05am

re: #661 Ferdinand

Long story I’ll share sometime, but about 12 years ago while working as a magazine editor I and corresponded extensively with Rod and edited a column of his we published.
He’s not stupid. He’s Exhibit A of checking your brain and heart at the door in service to religious ideology. He’s a study in the dark side of the obedience to authority demanded by Orthodox Christianity.
Playing armchair psychologist, I think the political awakening of his teenagers is going to bring down his Jenga tower, along with the exposure of the great corruption that exists in the Orthodox Church globally.

That will be something.

737
danarchy  Jan 20, 2019 • 1:42:45pm

re: #452 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

OMG OMG omg
I just told Mrs dm what I wrote above re a dog
She said a cat sized dog is possible. Hope!!!!!

So here’s what we can talk about on a Sunday morning:

All you doggo experts
2 cat household
maybe up to 15 pounds or a bit more
Manly of course, not a fru fru dog (I have limits too)

She even said Greyhound rescue. No idea where that came from

There are so many variables. Is shedding an issue for you, what sort of climate do you live in, what kind of energy level are you looking for? I am personally a big fan of spitz type dogs(currently have a Norwegian elkhound). There are several smaller spitz breeds. The finnish spitz, norwegian buhund, shiba inu, american eskimo dogs. Most spitz breeds shed…a lot. They tend to be a little more on the independent side so if you are looking for a dog that is going to be constantly in your lap or looking for your attention some other breed may be better. For a shorter hair breed I like the basenji.

Unless you really want to search out a reputable breeder though, look at your local shelter and get a nice small to medium mutt. Hard to go wrong.

738
lawhawk  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:27:31pm

re: #683 Backwoods_Sleuth

You can’t give credit for something that hasn’t been accomplished. The North Koreans are taking Trump to the cleaners. Everyone knows they’re accelerating their nuclear weapons program and missile programs. They don’t need to do the tests now that they confirmed their designs work. So Trump got a photo op and North Korea got the space it needed to build out a nuclear deterrent that prevents anyone from taking action against them.

Compare that with Iran, which was constrained under the JCPOA, and Trump’s doing all he can to screw that up - which would allow Iran to build its own nuclear deterrent.

And the Trump admin still isn’t spending the money that was originally appropriated for the wall. Upgrading a small section of the wall isn’t stopping the drug trade, which comes via ports of entry. It isn’t stopping visa overstays, which is a direct result of inadequate number of personnel to review and act on those visas.

Trump’s white nationalist base doesn’t care about any of it - and Trump regurgitates the right wing know nothings who tell Trump what he wants to hear.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2019 • 3:34:15pm

re: #737 danarchy

There are so many variables. Is shedding an issue for you, what sort of climate do you live in, what kind of energy level are you looking for? I am personally a big fan of spitz type dogs(currently have a Norwegian elkhound). There are several smaller spitz breeds. The finnish spitz, norwegian buhund, shiba inu, american eskimo dogs. Most spitz breeds shed…a lot. They tend to be a little more on the independent side so if you are looking for a dog that is going to be constantly in your lap or looking for your attention some other breed may be better. For a shorter hair breed I like the basenji.

Unless you really want to search out a reputable breeder though, look at your local shelter and get a nice small to medium mutt. Hard to go wrong.

Our Kyoko was an Eskie mix. Acrobat, roamer, a mild tendency to aggression. Took a couple months for her and Zeena to reach an accommodation. But really a sweet, sweet girl!

Kyoko in a rare contemplative moment

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