The Bob Cesca Podcast: A Stroke and a Poke

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

A Stroke And A Poke — NSFW; My radio pal Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here today; Day 32 of the Trump Shutdown; The Buzzfeed News dispute; Rudy reveals Trump and Cohen consulted with each other; Rudy also says Trump was working on the Moscow Project through Election Day; What tapes; Rudy on his way to the shower; The Supreme Court allows DACA to continue; Supreme Court also allows Trump’s transgender ban to continue; Trump doesn’t understand what ahumanitarian crisis means; The grand jury runs out of money on Friday; Government websites vulnerable to hackers; and so much more.

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399 comments

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:04:58pm

Ugh, why did you have to use that image?

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TedStriker  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:05:59pm

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:06:09pm
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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:10:51pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, why did you have to use that image?

And whoever made it hasn’t seen Rudy recently - add about 15 stone

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:13:47pm

re: #3 Patricia Kayden

If the question “why not just walk away?” isn’t asked, then it’s a waste of an interview. It really is the only line of questioning that should be pursued “why didn’t you walk away? why stand there with a smile/smirk on your face? why did you seek to provoke a confrontation?”

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:16:07pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, why did you have to use that image?

Heh, I think you’d be really upset if the real Rudy was in that bathtub. Whoever did that image was kind.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:16:40pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, why did you have to use that image?

Yeah, his eyes aren’t bugging out and his jaw isn’t flapping around like his Polydent failed him

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:18:13pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, why did you have to use that image?

It’s Bob’s image actually.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:18:56pm

re: #3 Patricia Kayden

The ratio of replies to retweets/likes to that tweet is reaching Chris Cizilla levels, Savannah must be so proud.

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jaunte  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:21:25pm

“The city [DC] paid about $150 million to provide free land” for a stadium.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:23:53pm

My silly comment got CL’ed, so:

re: #308 Myron Falwell

Hapless, I think you mean hapless.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:25:08pm

I wonder, if deep down, she doesn’t regret voting for Kavanaugh after his display before the judiciary committee:

Joni Ernst filed an affidavit in response to her husband requesting alimony in the divorce. The finalized settlement does not require either side to pay alimony.

In the affidavit, she recalled a history of emotional abuse, saying her husband became angry as she progressed in her career. He would also refer to his wife as “my retirement plan” in reference to their 17-year age difference, according to the senator’s affidavit.

Apparently he also physically assaulted her during their marriage. It sucks that anyone would have to go through that, hopefully she will be an advocate for abuse prevention (which apparently she has been with respect to the military).

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:27:35pm
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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:27:47pm

re: #10 jaunte

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“The city [DC] paid about $150 million to provide free land” for a stadium.

I really don’t understand why cities/counties are willing to pay for stadiums for teams anymore. I could see the argument for civic pride and what teams used to bring to the table in the old days. But it’s absurd that any local government would pay one red cent for owners today to have new buildings.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:29:05pm

these morans

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:29:06pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

It’s Bob’s image actually.

Heh, that kind of makes sense.

I was just ribbing anyway. :P

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:30:58pm

re: #14 KGxvi

Additionally, Snyder is even more of a raging asshole than could ever be expected. I stopped watching the Washington team not long after he took over for both the name reason and “he’s a raging asshole” reason.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:33:37pm

This quote caught my eye:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) office disputes that an agreement was reached — “There is no deal. We’re voting. That’s it,” a McConnell spokesman told TPM.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:37:42pm

re: #10 jaunte

AOC starts a Gofundme for a midget submarine.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:40:41pm

re: #18 Myron Falwell

Can either of the bills get through the House?

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:40:50pm

re: #17 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Additionally, Snyder is even more of a raging asshole than could ever be expected. I stopped watching the Washington team not long after he took over for both the name reason and “he’s a raging asshole” reason.

Snyder is the epitome of a terrible owner. Raging asshole, over involved, cheap, and an egomaniac’s egomaniac (which is impressive even by NFL owner standards)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:42:38pm

re: #21 KGxvi

Snyder is the epitome of a terrible owner. Raging asshole, over involved, cheap, and an egomaniac’s egomaniac (which is impressive even by NFL owner standards)

Worse than Jerry Jones imo.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:42:58pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Can either of the bills get through the House?

If the one is a clean CR, it probably can get through the House. The one with $5.7b for the wall is DOA in the House. Hell, it probably can’t get past cloture in the Senate.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:43:26pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Can either of the bills get through the House?

The one without the wall sounds like the CR that already passed the House. If the one with the Wall and Stephan Miller’s bullshit inexplicably passes, the House would inevitably strip that all out in budget reconciliation, then send it back to the Senate.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:44:16pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Worse than Jerry Jones imo.

Jones will at least pay for free agents. And he’s always been upfront about his involvement in the football side, that’s why he’s “President/General Manager”.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:44:59pm

re: #18 Myron Falwell

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This quote caught my eye:

Mitch caved and his office is desperately trying to make it look like he didn’t. This is a total capitulation to everything Dems have demanded. My guess is that behind the scenes the GOP Senators have been kicking him in the nuts.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:45:41pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Mitch caved and his office is desperately trying to make it look like he didn’t. This is a total capitulation to everything Dems have demanded. My guess is that behind the scenes the GOP Senators have been kicking him in the nuts.

They need to kick harder, he’s not blue enough in the face yet.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:46:04pm

re: #18 Myron Falwell

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This quote caught my eye:

Is that Mitch’s way of saying “fuck it, we’ll do it live”?

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:46:23pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Mitch caved and his office is desperately trying to make it look like he didn’t. This is a total capitulation to everything Dems have demanded. My guess is that behind the scenes the GOP Senators have been kicking him in the nuts.

Hopefully while the big GOP money guys kick him in the ass.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:46:33pm

re: #25 KGxvi

Jones will at least pay for free agents. And he’s always been upfront about his involvement in the football side, that’s why he’s “President/General Manager”.

Snyder will too. At least used to. Snyder bullies those who criticize him in the DMV. I haven’t read Jones doing that in Dallas.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:48:05pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Mitch caved and his office is desperately trying to make it look like he didn’t. This is a total capitulation to everything Dems have demanded. My guess is that behind the scenes the GOP Senators have been kicking him in the nuts.

There’s a catch here, that’s always a catch when it comes to McConnell. The question is what it is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:50:12pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:50:18pm

re: #30 HappyWarrior

Snyder will too. At least used to. Snyder bullies those who criticize him in the DMV. I haven’t read Jones doing that in Dallas.

For the longest time, Snyder actually owned his team’s radio flagship (980 the Team) and a bunch of the networks’ affiliates, all of which have been divested over the past two years.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:50:36pm

re: #21 KGxvi

He clear cut trees on his property facing the Potomac river against the law, he treats his contractors working on his house like dirt, these are as just a couple of examples of what we *know* he does. He is a horrible person. And, yes making NFL owners look horrible in comparison is a feat.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:50:42pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

There’s a catch here, that’s always a catch when it comes to McConnell. The question is what it is.

The catch is that he probably will refuse to put the House bill up if Trump’s bill passes first.

It won’t.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:51:46pm

So, Scott Jennings (CNN commentator and PR flack for the Catholic school boy mob) was instrumental in the firing of US Attorneys back in the Bush/Cheney regime.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:51:52pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:52:26pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

The catch is that he probably will refuse to put the House bill up if Trump’s bill passes first.

It won’t.

My understanding, unless I’m missing something, is that the Schumer bill is something totally new, a “clean” CR that includes no additional border security funding. If so, then that’s the catch: Mitch lets the Dems take a vote on reopening the gov’t without border security funding in the hopes of spinning that as “proof” that they’re advocates of “open borders.”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:52:46pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

There’s a catch here, that’s always a catch when it comes to McConnell. The question is what it is.

Mitch is not crowing about this vote and is not calling it a deal. Nor is he saying that this Trump proposal has the votes.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:53:03pm

Yes. I’m an asshole.

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piratedan  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:54:14pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

the catch is, what Mitch and DJT said was in the bill is NOT in the bill. The Bill is actually much worse than what they “promoted” in their initial meeting. It’s got Miller’s fingerprints all over it, with a shitpotful of ludicrous requirements embedded into the fine print, possibly the most noteworthy is that those minors (MINORS!) have to pay a fee (yes, a fucking fee)to submit a form for asylum and in many countries they have to visit their US Consulate in their home country to originally submit a request before they show up at our border. Plus, in many cases they’re not allowed to get counsel and on top of that shit, the Trumpies say that they’ll accept 50k worth of applications but only allow 15k in and there’s no appeal.

so yeah, flouting international law, breaking the back of the actual DACA itself and this is their compromise…. it’s like would you prefer your dicks, salted or unsalted?

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Skip Intro  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:54:30pm

re: #40 MsJ

Yes. I’m an asshole.

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They should shop around for a better hospital like they say other people should do.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:55:30pm

re: #40 MsJ

Yes. I’m an asshole.

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Doesn’t the hospital bracelet on his arm indicate that he was seen by medical professionals or do they hand those out as soon as you sign into the ER? (I’ve never gone to a hospital ER.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:55:37pm

re: #33 Myron Falwell

For the longest time, Snyder actually owned his team’s radio flagship (980 the Team) and a bunch of the networks’ affiliates, all of which have been divested over the past two years.

Yes he did. A lot of my family remain fans of the team but he’s really done more than any individual to piss them off. I myself went with my grandparents home team and haven’t looked back. No regrets at all about choosing the Steelers in the mid 90’s over Washington at all.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:56:33pm

re: #40 MsJ

Yes. I’m an asshole.

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You know if Charlie wasn’t such a lying prick who repeatedly spreads dishonesty, I might feel a little bad but it’s a thrown out back not a debilitating illness.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:56:48pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

My understanding, unless I’m missing something, is that the Schumer bill is something totally new, a “clean” CR that includes no additional border security funding. If so, then that’s the catch: Mitch lets the Dems take a vote on reopening the gov’t without border security funding in the hopes of spinning that as “proof” that they’re advocates of “open borders.”

Yeah, good luck with that. Dems will have re-opened the government over Mitch and Trump’s month long insistence that they wouldn’t allow that to happen without wall funding. Federal workers will be grateful to Democrats and blame Republicans and Trump for having recklessly held their livelihoods hostage for a ransom demand that was never paid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:56:55pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:57:31pm

re: #43 Teddy’s Person

Doesn’t the hospital bracelet on his arm indicate that he was seen by medical professionals or do they hand those out as soon as you sign into the ER? (I’ve never gone to a hospital ER.)

It’s been awhile but I think it would indicate that he was sen by the pros. But it’s been awhile since I’ve been to the ER. I’m not feeling charitable. These bastards have hardened this bleeding heart some.

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KingKenrod  Jan 22, 2019 • 3:59:26pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:00:11pm

re: #43 Teddy’s Person

Doesn’t the hospital bracelet on his arm indicate that he was seen by medical professionals or do they hand those out as soon as you sign into the ER? (I’ve never gone to a hospital ER.)

At the very least, it means that an ER nurse entered Kirk’s info into the system and slapped a bracelet on him. But putting out your back is not a life-threatening “emergency,” so they likely told him to take a number and sit in the lobby in order to keep beds free for actual emergencies. Since there probably wasn’t an open bench in the waiting room on which he could lie, the receptionist directed him to a bench just outside despite being told that his being a white man in pain was a vital emergency deserving of immediate attention.

The end result was probably a shot of painkillers, along with a script to drop off at the pharmacy for more, and a referral to his primary care doctor for a follow-up.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:01:08pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is truly great news. Virginia has been voting blue for a while on the federal level and this will help towards making it blue at the state level. I wonder if Republicans will continue to run awful candidates like Corey Stewart.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:01:28pm

Just saw these in the Savannah Guthrie tweet thread that is full of gems.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:01:55pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We’re a state that went for Obama twice and HRC and yet until November, we only had 4 Dem Reps out of 11 CDs. And it was 3 until 2016. There was a proposal and it was so prosperous that even a crook like McDonnell rejected it to award the ECs based on who won the districts. We did have four winners in the midterms. Of those, I think my district is probably the one most likely to stay in Democratic hands but I think Elaine Lurie might be too since the Tidewater region isnt’ fond of Trump and Trumpism and she’s someone they can’t pigeonhole as “Weak on defense.” Abigail Spanberger in Dave Brat and Eric Cantor’s old district might have a little more trouble but that district too is trending blue. It’s not just NoVa that has pushed this state blue. The Republicans are screwed if they can’t win in the Richmond burbs and Tides. Sorry, it was three winners: Wexton, Spanberger, and Lurie. We came up just short in one of the other ones I think.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:02:25pm

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

Yeah, good luck with that. Dems will have re-opened the government over Mitch and Trump’s month long insistence that they wouldn’t allow that to happen without wall funding. Federal workers will be grateful to Democrats and blame Republicans and Trump for having recklessly held their livelihoods hostage for a ransom demand that was never paid.

Which is probably why Mitch is pistol-whipping “moderates” right now to keep them in line long enough to deny Dems cloture on their bill. Look for the usual round of “Will they or won’t they?” speculation from the press as we wait to see which “moderates” will be “concerned” before deciding they can’t vote for the Dem bill but totally support their own party’s bill.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:02:43pm

re: #50 Targetpractice

At the very least, it means that an ER nurse entered Kirk’s info into the system and slapped a bracelet on him. But putting out your back is not a life-threatening “emergency,” so they likely told him to take a number and sit in the lobby in order to keep beds free for actual emergencies. Since there probably wasn’t an open bench in the waiting room on which he could lie, the receptionist directed him to a bench just outside despite being told that his being a white man in pain was a vital emergency deserving of immediate attention.

The end result was probably a shot of painkillers, along with a script to drop off at the pharmacy for more, and a referral to his primary care doctor for a follow-up.

Kirk and his ilk try to pull of these stunts and are just so bad at it.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:03:12pm

re: #43 Teddy’s Person

Doesn’t the hospital bracelet on his arm indicate that he was seen by medical professionals or do they hand those out as soon as you sign into the ER? (I’ve never gone to a hospital ER.)

They do up here. I don’t remember going to the ER in the states… It has been decades.

They don’t hand out beds, though. Anywhere. Just because you hurt or don’t feel well won’t get you a bed. Unless you’re maybe Stephen Spielberg.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:03:27pm

re: #55 Teddy’s Person

Kirk and his ilk try to pull of these stunts and are just so bad at it.

As I’ve said, Kirk is a considerably more stupid Ben Shapiro. I know there are some who think he’s intentionally obtuse but I haven’t seen anything that suggests that. I think he is that stupid.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:03:47pm

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

Yeah, good luck with that. Dems will have re-opened the government over Mitch and Trump’s month long insistence that they wouldn’t allow that to happen without wall funding. Federal workers will be grateful to Democrats and blame Republicans and Trump for having recklessly held their livelihoods hostage for a ransom demand that was never paid.

And this is why Mitch is clearly not excited or hyped over these votes. That terse statement his office sent to TPM says it all… not calling it a deal at all.

If he knew the clean CR was going to fail or not have a veto-proof majority, he’d be ballyhooing this like you wouldn’t believe.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:04:18pm

re: #56 MsJ

They do up here. I don’t remember going to the ER in the states… It has been decades.

They don’t hand out beds, though. Anywhere. Just because you hurt or don’t feel well won’t get you a bed. Unless you’re maybe Stephen Spielberg.

Yeah they definitely don’t just give you a bed. I mean back pain sucks and all that but they had to prioritize and someone chronically sick was and should take priority over him.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:04:30pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

It’s been awhile but I think it would indicate that he was sen by the pros. But it’s been awhile since I’ve been to the ER. I’m not feeling charitable. These bastards have hardened this bleeding heart some.

With any luck, he went in shouting: “I’m in real pain and I need some heavy painkillers NOW!!”

‘Cause that always works.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:06:54pm

Mitch McConnell must be absolutely furious at Paul Ryan right now. If Ryan had just allowed a vote on the clean CR the Senate passed in December then Trump’s willingness to veto and own the shutdown would have been tested and McConnell wouldn’t be eating the blame. Instead Ryan left a flaming bag of dogshit on Mitch’s porch then skipped out of town. Mitch has been sitting there paralyzed for a month, hoping against hope that it would burn out on its own and instead watching it turn into a conflagration that threatens to destroy his whole party.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:07:34pm

re: #43 Teddy’s Person

Doesn’t the hospital bracelet on his arm indicate that he was seen by medical professionals or do they hand those out as soon as you sign into the ER? (I’ve never gone to a hospital ER.)

You get the bracelet on intake, well before you see a doctor. At least in most ERs I’ve been to.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:08:17pm

My prediction is as follows: “Moderate” Repubs are gonna argue aloud that, as badly as they want the gov’t reopened and to get federal workers back to earning a living, they cannot support a bill that doesn’t provide for border security, which is why they won’t vote on cloture for the Dem bill. Mitch is likely figuring that this is the GOP’s best chance to firmly jam that wedge in the DNC ranks, declaring that if you support Schumer’s bill, then you’re opposed to border security and will be judged as such by voters next year.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:09:45pm

re: #62 Eclectic Cyborg

You get the bracelet on intake, well before you see a doctor. At least in most ERs I’ve been to.

Issued by the Reception med insurance clerk in our town hospital, because that’s the first and sometimes only person you see.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:11:14pm
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Mike Lamb  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:11:22pm

re: #49 KingKenrod

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Do I want to know who @ali in that photo is? (I’m pretty sure that how Wohl referenced him.)

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:11:38pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

My prediction is as follows: “Moderate” Repubs are gonna argue aloud that, as badly as they want the gov’t reopened and to get federal workers back to earning a living, they cannot support a bill that doesn’t provide for border security, which is why they won’t vote on cloture for the Dem bill. Mitch is likely figuring that this is the GOP’s best chance to firmly jam that wedge in the DNC ranks, declaring that if you support Schumer’s bill, then you’re opposed to border security and will be judged as such by voters next year.

And the guy from Minnesota’s voting for a wall makes complete sense because he’s on a border!!!11!!!! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:13:58pm

re: #66 Mike Lamb

Do I want to know who @ali in that photo is? (I’m pretty sure that how Wohl referenced him.)

Dunno. Probably not a Nobel winner.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:14:29pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

My prediction is as follows: “Moderate” Repubs are gonna argue aloud that, as badly as they want the gov’t reopened and to get federal workers back to earning a living, they cannot support a bill that doesn’t provide for border security, which is why they won’t vote on cloture for the Dem bill. Mitch is likely figuring that this is the GOP’s best chance to firmly jam that wedge in the DNC ranks, declaring that if you support Schumer’s bill, then you’re opposed to border security and will be judged as such by voters next year.

I think some of the recent polling is showing a majority of America is now solidly in the reopen the damn government, cut the shit, and talk about your stupid wall we don’t really care for later.

In other words, the base may be there, but that base isn’t as big as it was. Everyone else has come to their senses about at least having a functioning government.

I think Mitch’s jam is pissing off other GOP Senate careers by upsetting the majority of America or pleasing the people in Kentucky, kissing Trump butt, and getting elected again.

Maybe he wins another term and loses the leadership. But he isn’t in a strong position.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:16:10pm

re: #66 Mike Lamb

Do I want to know who @ali in that photo is? (I’m pretty sure that how Wohl referenced him.)

No. I went to his twitter page and he is just another pissed off conservative youth that is out to give everyone the real news.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:19:45pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:20:45pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:21:23pm

Mrs. Eric Trump says “Let them eat cake”

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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:22:09pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

Yeah they definitely don’t just give you a bed. I mean back pain sucks and all that but they had to prioritize and someone chronically sick was and should take priority over him.

This is just one of many reasons that going to the ER for health care is to be avoided whenever possible. Unless your situation truly is an emergency, you’ll be at the back of the line behind all the real emergencies.

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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:22:16pm

re: #15 Myron Falwell

these morans

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And I’m thinking of all the times they allowed democrats to veto hearing related to emails.

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gocart mozart  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:24:14pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:24:29pm

re: #73 The Vicious Babushka

Mrs. Eric Trump says “Let them eat cake”

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She just volunteered to be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

But that is a hotly contested honor.

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William Lewis  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:25:50pm

re: #74 EPR-radar

This is just one of many reasons that going to the ER for health care is to be avoided whenever possible. Unless your situation truly is an emergency, you’ll be at the back of the line behind all the real emergencies.

Last time I needed to use an ER, it was 2 AM. Didn’t have much of a wait to get in. Now the wait in the exam room for the only doc on duty…

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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:28:15pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

There’s a catch here, that’s always a catch when it comes to McConnell. The question is what it is.

re: #42 Skip Intro

They should shop around for a better hospital like they say other people should do.

They should realise health care is not a right - like they say other people should realise.

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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:28:21pm

re: #78 William Lewis

Last time I needed to use an ER, it was 2 AM. Didn’t have much of a wait to get in. Now the wait in the exam room for the only doc on duty…

Getting seen quickly by an ER doc in the wee hours of the morning is a double-edged distinction. If they do hop to it, something is seriously wrong.

I was seen very quickly a few months ago, but a resting heart rate of over 220 bpm will do that.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:30:43pm

re: #78 William Lewis

Last time I needed to use an ER, it was 2 AM. Didn’t have much of a wait to get in. Now the wait in the exam room for the only doc on duty…

Mine held me a couple hours (until every pharmacy in town was closed) validating a kidney stone episode. Then they turned me loose with a pain med prescription. Tulamore Dew is my friend.

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William Lewis  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:32:43pm

re: #81 Decatur Deb

Mine held me a couple hours (until every pharmacy in town was closed) validating a kidney stone episode. Then they turned me loose with a pain med prescription. Tulamore Dew is my friend.

Sounds like my 80 proof cold medicine ;D

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can't think of a decent username  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:32:50pm

re: #77 EPR-radar

She just volunteered to be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

But that is a hotly contested honor.

We’re gonna have to… build more walls.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:33:37pm

It’s looking more and more like this entire Covington scenario was set up to create the “dueling narratives” and promote the MSM IS TEH FAEK NOOZE!!!11!!! agenda.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:35:39pm
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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:37:26pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

My prediction is as follows: “Moderate” Repubs are gonna argue aloud that, as badly as they want the gov’t reopened and to get federal workers back to earning a living, they cannot support a bill that doesn’t provide for border security, which is why they won’t vote on cloture for the Dem bill. Mitch is likely figuring that this is the GOP’s best chance to firmly jam that wedge in the DNC ranks, declaring that if you support Schumer’s bill, then you’re opposed to border security and will be judged as such by voters next year.

Not too many believing that any more. Dems are talking non stop about supporting border security & offering lots of options - just not a wall. My concern is the 2 weeks - the funding in Schumer’s bill expires in 2 weeks.

And can someone explain to me about money bills starting in the House? How can the Senate introduce these bills?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:37:57pm

re: #85 Myron Falwell

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Those who complain online “lynchings” justified that shit.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:38:09pm

re: #84 The Vicious Babushka

It’s looking more and more like this entire Covington scenario was set up to create the “dueling narratives” and promote the MSM IS TEH FAEK NOOZE!!!11!!! agenda.

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The Boss gets a h/t a few comments into the thread comments. Wasn’t you.

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gocart mozart  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:40:53pm
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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:42:52pm

re: #80 EPR-radar

Getting seen quickly by an ER doc in the wee hours of the morning is a double-edged distinction. If they do hop to it, something is seriously wrong.

I was seen very quickly a few months ago, but a resting heart rate of over 220 bpm will do that.

Yeah, me too. My blood pressure was at the “You’re Going To Have A Stroke in X Minutes” level. I kept telling them it was because I was there and in pain not because my BP was actually that high.

I had to sit in the ER for four hours while they repeatedly took my BP (the one single thing I hate and fear more than anything…take my blood, give me shots, but please don’t take my BP… it always makes my fingerstips feel like they are going to shoot off of my fingers.) It took that long for my BP to normalize.

Just the thought of having my BP taken raises my BP significantly.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:44:27pm
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danarchy  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:47:24pm

re: #86 fern01

Not too many believing that any more. Dems are talking no stop about supporting border security & offering lots of options - just not a wall. My concern is the 2 weeks - the funding in Scumer’s bill expires in 2 weeks.

And can someone explain to me about money bills starting in the House? How can the Senate introduce these bills?

The origination clause says revenue raising bills have to start in the house, so if you want to raise taxes etc. Appropriations bills can start in either but traditionally start in the house.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:48:39pm

Conservatives on racist incidents:
“Video or it didn’t happen!”

When there is footage:
“The video didn’t tell the whole story!”

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:48:51pm

re: #84 The Vicious Babushka

Nathan Phillips has been interviewed several times and has told a consistent story of how he felt threatened by the students and that he felt blocked in. Not sure why it matters who videotaped the incident and tweeted about it but that’s just me.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:48:51pm

Yet more evidence that the entire MAGA teen episode was cooked up by the Alt-Right:

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:49:30pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Mitch caved and his office is desperately trying to make it look like he didn’t. This is a total capitulation to everything Dems have demanded. My guess is that behind the scenes the GOP Senators have been kicking him in the nuts.

I sent out a bunch of postcards to republican senators last Thursday. They probably arrived today. I don’t know how much value they have, but given that you can’t really get through to senators and representatives any other way if you’re not a constituent, I send them anyway. You pretty much have to see what they say before they get thrown away. I just think of each postcard to be a drop of water in a flood.

I politely told them to kick McConnell and Trump in the nuts.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:51:11pm

Nick Sandmann’s picture belongs in the Backpfeifengesichtengalerie.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:52:55pm

re: #93 DodgerFan1988

Conservatives on racist incidents:
“Video or it didn’t happen!”

When there is footage:
“The video didn’t tell the whole story!”

The video of Rodney King being beaten almost to death by four cops wasn’t enough to get those cops convicted so the fact that they are disputing the video involving Mr. Phillips is not surprising at all.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:54:35pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:57:21pm

re: #90 MsJ

Yeah, me too. My blood pressure was at the “You’re Going To Have A Stroke in X Minutes” level. I kept telling them it was because I was there and in pain not because my BP was actually that high.

I had to sit in the ER for four hours while they repeatedly took my BP (the one single thing I hate and fear more than anything…take my blood, give me shots, but please don’t take my BP… it always makes my fingerstips feel like they are going to shoot off of my fingers.) It took that long for my BP to normalize.

Just the thought of having my BP taken raises my BP significantly.

I’ve heard of white coat hypertension for blood pressure measurements in medical offices etc., but this sounds more all-encompassing. How on earth do you know what your BP really is?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:58:56pm

heheh

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plansbandc  Jan 22, 2019 • 4:59:44pm

re: #101 Myron Falwell

Should have opened up right under the Oval Office.

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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:00:04pm

re: #92 danarchy

The origination clause says revenue raising bills have to start in the house, so if you want to raise taxes etc. Appropriations bills can start in either but traditionally start in the house.

Many thanks for the explanation - as with everything else the trump disaster is turning another tradition on its head.

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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:01:06pm

re: #102 plansbandc

Should of opened up right under the Oval Office.

Preferably the bedroom - he doesn’t spend much time in the Oval Office

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:01:20pm

re: #102 plansbandc

Should of opened up right under the Oval Office.

Yeah, their GPS coordinates were just a tad bit off… :(

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plansbandc  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:01:55pm

My fury over the thing in the White House is killing my grammar.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:02:26pm

re: #71 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:05:44pm

re: #105 Myron Falwell

Yeah, their GPS coordinates were just a tad bit off… :(

Shoulda made that left toin at Albukoiky!

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gwangung  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:06:18pm

re: #107 Belafon

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The dude complaining had previously been whining that Twitter algorithms were biasted against conservatives.

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fern01  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:06:22pm

Unfortunately I just could the end of Matthews on MSNBC - had the video of the good little catholic playing. I did see his dress/attire to compare with what he was wearing in DC.

Years ago there was a young guy charged with murder (bad confession, I watched the trial on TV). He was dressed for court in clothes 2 sizes too large making him appear much younger than he was. This current remake of a MAGA teenager reminded me of this.

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:06:54pm

re: #99 Charles Johnson

Chuck looks like he has an alt-bro version of a Flock of Seagulls haircut.

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:08:24pm

re: #101 Myron Falwell

Isn’t this the second sink hole that’s opened up on the white house grounds since Trump became president?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:09:19pm

re: #109 gwangung

The dude complaining had previously been whining that Twitter algorithms were biasted against conservatives.

I’d love to know what AOC actually said because I bet right winger twisted her words.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:09:42pm

Oh My!!

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gwangung  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:10:35pm

re: #114 Dave In Austin

Oh My!!

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Damn that neoliberal Pelosi.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:10:41pm

re: #112 stpaulbear

Isn’t this the second sink hole that’s opened up on the white house grounds since Trump became president?

The gates of hell opening up getting ready to take in some new recruits.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:11:17pm

Duane Dibbley?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:12:02pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

I’d love to know what AOC actually said because I bet right winger twisted her words.

Nah, that can’t be biased because it’s based on English.
//

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:13:11pm

re: #117 Blind Frog Belly White

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Duane Dibbley?

Squib Nidley…. Was his name-O

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:13:49pm

re: #117 Blind Frog Belly White

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Duane Dibbley?

At least he didn’t call him Steve.//

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:16:19pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:17:25pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:18:25pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

There’s a lot of fuckery afoot.

And ahead.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:18:59pm

re: #12 KGxvi

I wonder, if deep down, she doesn’t regret voting for Kavanaugh after his display before the judiciary committee:

Apparently he also physically assaulted her during their marriage. It sucks that anyone would have to go through that, hopefully she will be an advocate for abuse prevention (which apparently she has been with respect to the military).

Nope. She’s owned lock, stock and barrel by the Koch Brothers.

Phony Joni needs to go in 2020 along with her Brother In KKKrist Steve Thing!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:21:33pm
President Donald Trump is preparing for two different State of the Union speeches - one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C. that has yet to be determined, according to multiple sources familiar with the planning.

Might I suggest a nice bierhall in Munich?

abcnews.go.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:22:43pm

THIS: The senior ranking officer of the USCG just openly defied the Commander in Chief. He can get fired for this, he knows it and he is out of fucks.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:23:21pm

re: #100 EPR-radar

I’ve heard of white coat hypertension for blood pressure measurements in medical offices etc., but this sounds more all-encompassing. How on earth do you know what your BP really is?

Because my doctor takes it manually with a stethoscope and he doesn’t inflate the cuff to the point that my hands go numb in the process.

I used to have super low BP (100/70) but now it’ll like 125/90…so slightly higher than normal. But I still think that’s just the thought of having my BP taken because manual or not, I just don’t like it and it always freaks me out.

I’m much better with needles and even surgery. BP is a fear of mine because it ALWAYS hurts… Just by varying degrees.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:24:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:24:19pm

I really do not care.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:25:41pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

1600 Dixie Highway.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:25:45pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I really do not care.

Do they actually have a Confederate Officer as their mascot?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:26:56pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Do they actually have a Confederate Officer as their mascot?

It’s the Kentucky colonel.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:27:05pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:27:13pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Corrected.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:27:24pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Do they actually have a Confederate Officer as their mascot?

Their nickname is the colonels. I don’t think it’s explictky CSA given Kentucky colonels is a thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:27:40pm

re: #132 Myron Falwell

It’s the Kentucky colonel.

Yeah not really a CSA thing.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:28:45pm

re: #132 Myron Falwell

It’s the Kentucky colonel.

That doesn’t look like the KFC colonel.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:29:06pm

re: #135 HappyWarrior

Their nickname is the colonels. I don’t think it’s explictky CSA given Kentucky colonels is a thing.

What color is his hat?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:29:14pm

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

THIS: The senior ranking officer of the USCG just openly defied the Commander in Chief. He can get fired for this, he knows it and he is out of fucks.

Trump asked for it. If he isn’t fired, I will be surprised.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:29:16pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Do they actually have a Confederate Officer as their mascot?

It’s a blue and white Kentucky Colonel.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:29:23pm

re: #137 The Vicious Babushka

That doesn’t look like the KFC colonel.

Sanders wasn’t the only Kentucky colonel. It’s a weird tradition the state has.

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gocart mozart  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:29:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:30:02pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s a blue and white Kentucky Colonel.

Yeah there was a baseball team called the Louisville Colonels ages ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:30:44pm

re: #141 HappyWarrior

Sanders wasn’t the only Kentucky colonel. It’s a weird tradition the state has.

Happens that I am a Kentucky Colonel (got the certificate signed by Gov Ernie Fletcher and all that nonsense)

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:30:54pm

Kentucky Colonel information from Wiki:
en.wikipedia.org

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:31:11pm

The colonel mascot tho makes the black out and black face all the more odd.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:31:53pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

Happens that I am a Kentucky Colonel (got the certificate signed by Gov Ernie Fletcher and all that nonsense)

I’m gonna start calling you Colonel now. :) We call my aunt, Sarge.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:32:29pm

re: #125 Decatur Deb

Might I suggest a nice bierhall in Munich?

abcnews.go.com

Then we could call him The Bierhall Putz.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:32:54pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Do they actually have a Confederate Officer as their mascot?

Looks like it.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:33:43pm

re: #141 HappyWarrior

Sanders wasn’t the only Kentucky colonel. It’s a weird tradition the state has.

It’s actually a spin off from the Governor’s non-National Guard militia. About half the states have one.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:34:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:34:41pm

re: #150 Decatur Deb

It’s actually a spin off from the Governor’s non-National Guard militia. About half the states have one.

Aha, didn’t know that. I thought it was just Kentucky’s way of trying to be special.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:35:39pm

re: #150 Decatur Deb

It’s actually a spin off from the Governor’s non-National Guard militia. About half the states have one.

The Texas Rangers are another example (the agency, not the baseball team)

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:35:48pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

Happens that I am a Kentucky Colonel (got the certificate signed by Gov Ernie Fletcher and all that nonsense)

Do you look like that mascot?

Say yes.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:35:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:36:25pm

Kentucky wasn’t CSA territory. Gotta remember. Not sure about Covington though. I believe Kentucky was one of the most divided states during the war. One part of the state was more pro-Union than the other but I’m sure about Covington because I don’t know my Kentucky geography.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:36:26pm

re: #152 HappyWarrior

Aha, didn’t know that. I thought it was just Kentucky’s way of trying to be special.

en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:36:26pm

re: #154 bd(it’s all true)

Do you look like that mascot?

Say yes.

MrBWS has the white beard.
I want that blue hat.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:36:43pm

While there is some stuff about “Kentucky was a Union state” most people know that it was the site of some of the highest numbers of slave sales after Richmond. Actually, I might have that wrong. Lexington, KY had the most slave sales. Yes, there were free blacks in Lexington, too. That was the complexity of our systems.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:36:44pm

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg
blockquote>The Texas Rangers are another example (the agency, not the baseball team)

Yeah that’s a good example.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:37:13pm

re: #155 MsJ

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I’m not liking this reboot of Dumb and Dumber.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:37:30pm

re: #156 HappyWarrior

Kentucky wasn’t CSA territory. Gotta remember. Not sure about Covington though. I believe Kentucky was one of the most divided states during the war. One part of the state was more pro-Union than the other but I’m sure about Covington because I don’t know my Kentucky geography.

Covington is directly across the river from downtown Cincinnati

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:38:21pm

re: #159 Barefoot Grin

While there is some stuff about “Kentucky was a Union state” most people know that it was the site of some of the highest numbers of slave sales after Richmond. Actually, I might have that wrong. Lexington, KY had the most slave sales. Yes, there were free blacks in Lexington, too. That was the complexity of our systems.

Did not know this. Would have thought Charleston or New Orleans btw would be higher than Richmond or Lexington honestly given both were port towns and even though the slave trade was abolished in the early years of the Republic, there still was a lot of secret slave trading going on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:38:30pm

oh, and FWIW, Covington Catholic High School is not actually in Covington. It’s in hoity toity Park Hills.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:39:08pm

re: #155 MsJ

Talking Points Memo ✔
@TPM
Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows want Cohen’s lawyer to prove the Cohen hearing isn’t a Democratic plot to publicly embarrass Trump bit.ly

8:01 PM - Jan 22, 2019

Sure. Right after you prove your part in the hearings when you were in the majority wasn’t to protect Trump at all costs.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:39:35pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Covington is directly across the river from downtown Cincinnati

Right. I believe Cincy was a big Union hub due to the large numbers of German immigrants. German immigrants and turns out my second great grandfather among them were among the biggest Union supporting groups. There were exceptions of course. I believe the CSA cabinet had a German born member as did the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:40:00pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, and FWIW, Covington Catholic High School is not actually in Covington. It’s in hoity toity Park Hills.

Ahhh sort of how Georgetown Prep wasn’t actually in Georgetown but in Maryland.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:40:04pm

re: #155 MsJ

Both of them can go to hell.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:40:14pm

re: #49 KingKenrod

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:40:47pm

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg

The Texas Rangers are another example (the agency, not the baseball team)

Alabama has one. It’s unarmed, but wears standard BDU which the volunteers provide themselves. Its most useful function is to backfill some full-bore Alabama National Guard billets if the NG deploys.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:41:18pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:41:31pm

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:42:16pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Covington is directly across the river from downtown Cincinnati

Which makes it pretty much the northernmost tip of Kentucky.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:44:37pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

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You know, I totally don’t give a shit about what David French who treats his wife like they’re in a 19th century marriage thinks about anything. I certainly don’t give a shit about what NRO thinks about anything. NRO will always defend white people and that increases especially if the person is affluent and or religious. NRO started out as an apologist rag for Jim Crow and McCarthyism and it’s still the same shitty rag all these more years later.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:44:58pm

re: #155 MsJ

Jordan needs to be investigated himself.

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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:45:01pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

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My guess is that this is what happens when self-hate goes all the way to the bones.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:45:05pm

re: #173 ObserverArt

Which makes it pretty much the northernmost tip of Kentucky.

I’m trying to think which part of KY would have been more Unionist and which would be more Confederate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:45:46pm

Been thinking about Charlie Kirk’s little ER excursion and came up with a couple of possibilities:
a) he wanted to do an exposé of ER abuse by ill eagles or otherwise poor people
b) he wanted to do an exposé of how easy it is to get narcotics via a vague claim of “back pain”

I’m betting he didn’t have any decent health insurance paperwork

Oh, and that weird claim of a blood clot…

Pretty bad when you aren’t as good as O’Keefe when it come to undercover exposé operations.

:D

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:46:02pm

I know it was Eastern Tennessee much like western Virginia which became much of what is today WV that was more Unionist but I’m not sure about KY. Want to say Western though.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:47:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:48:20pm

re: #177 HappyWarrior

I’m trying to think which part of KY would have been more Unionist and which would be more Confederate.

Generally speaking, Eastern Kentucky was not fond of the Confederacy

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:48:46pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

Last year, conservative wives looked at the furious attack on Kavanaugh and thought, “That could be my husband.” Now conservative moms look at the wild attempt to destroy the Covington kids and think, “That could be my son.”

If you don’t want that to happen, don’t raise your child to be a petulant asshole. Simple as that.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:49:02pm

re: #177 HappyWarrior

I’m trying to think which part of KY would have been more Unionist and which would be more Confederate.

West and South-Central vs N and E Mountains. Hardscrabble hill farms had less use for slaves, though we found small slave cemeteries in the Big Sandy valley.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:50:11pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

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French doing a lot of work confirming that his kids will probably be assholes I guess.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:50:57pm

re: #40 MsJ

I’ve had to deal with ERs more than I ever care to share over the past few years, and more than a few of them were in NYC and/or on Saturday night or at 2am on a holiday weekend, and the ERs uniformly triage patients based on their seriousness of the condition.

Throwing your back out isn’t as serious as an open fracture, or a heart attack, or stroke, or other health crises. But I also question whether they were told to go outside to a bench while waiting for an ER doc. That doesn’t pass the smell test.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:51:02pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:51:14pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

Well, having seen how the religious right brainwashes people they’re only following the indoctrination they get every Sunday.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:51:42pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

Generally speaking, Eastern Kentucky was not fond of the Confederacy

They had no truck with slavery in the western portions of virginia, the carolinas, nor the eastern portions of tennessee, or kentucky.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:51:57pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

Generally speaking, Eastern Kentucky was not fond of the Confederacy

Thank you. I believe those counties remained GOP strongholds even when the GOP was wiped out otherwise.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:52:08pm
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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:52:14pm

re: #185 lawhawk

I’ve had to deal with ERs more than I ever care to share over the past few years, and more than a few of them were in NYC and/or on Saturday night or at 2am on a holiday weekend, and the ERs uniformly triage patients based on their seriousness of the condition.

Throwing your back out isn’t as serious as an open fracture, or a heart attack, or stroke, or other health crises. But I also question whether they were told to go outside to a bench while waiting for an ER doc. That doesn’t pass the smell test.

Especially when there’s a wheelchair right there in the photo.

It was a photo op and an op to bitch.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:52:21pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

Generally speaking, Eastern Kentucky was not fond of the Confederacy

I imagine Western Kentucky was somewhat like a Southern plantation kind of area back in the Civil War era. Big farms and all that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:52:55pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m going to one of Jose’s restaurants next time I’m in DC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:53:21pm

re: #192 ObserverArt

I imagine Western Kentucky was somewhat like a Southern plantation kind of area back in the Civil War era. Big farms and all that.

Central Kentucky also…massive bluegrass horsefarms

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:53:42pm

AOC continues to Own The Internet

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:54:02pm

re: #184 Scottish Dragon

French doing a lot of work confirming that his kids will probably be assholes I guess.

The thing is, during the whole Kavanaugh kerfuffle, the only thought I had about me was to search my memories to make sure there was no way I was ever that much of an asshole, not to worry that any woman I’d known would wrongly accuse me.

And it never occurred to me that either of my sons would be so disrespectful to an elder.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:54:05pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

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this stuff is coming to a head

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:54:56pm

Yeah geography played a big role in determining secessionist sentiment. The Tidewater area here in Va was very pro secession as was Richmond. Here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, a little more opposed.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:55:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:55:42pm

heh

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:57:13pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Trump firing someone?!?!? No way!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:57:20pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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He’s finally catching on that Rudy sucks. Which means he’ll find an even worse lawyer just like Rudy is worse than Cobb was.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:57:22pm

re: #191 MsJ

And it speaks more to the fact that people use ERs for non ER care - because health care delivery in the US sucks and health care costs are insane - so that people go to the ER and pay/cost far more than everywhere else.

Hospitals deal with indigent care costs too - they have to eat the cost and pass it on to all other hospital users. Obamacare helped reduce indigent care costs, and it stabilized hospitals that were going bankrupt over these costs and inadequate reimbursement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:57:27pm
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MsJ  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:57:54pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now there’s a feel good story. 😂

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:58:02pm

re: #201 bd(it’s all true)

Trump firing someone?!?!? No way!

Rudy better not go to the West Coast. Trump’s only able to fire people from a distance.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:58:26pm

Orly Taitz, here we come!

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teleskiguy  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:59:29pm

Skiing today was the best day of the year. I did some work early in the morning and got to ski from first chair (I boarded the chairlift seven minutes before 9 a.m.) until about 2:45 p.m. non stop on a foot plus of freshy fresh.

I took one picture. My snowboarder partner was stuck, so while I waited for him to extricate himself out of some deep snow I took a picture.

Instagram

Good day at @sunlightmountainresort. Good day, indeed.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:59:29pm

re: #201 bd(it’s all true)

Trump firing someone?!?!? No way!

Never.//

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:59:32pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

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Yeah, I remember what they thought when Obama said Rice could have been his son.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:59:52pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2019 • 5:59:55pm
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bd(it's all true)  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:00:13pm

re: #205 MsJ

Now there’s a feel good story. 😂

And of course everyone in Wingnutlandia will turn on Rudy, that’s how this game is played.

Beautiful

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:00:54pm

re: #207 Single-handed sailor

Orly Taitz, here we come!

We laugh, but if Kamala Harris stays as strong as she’s been right out of the box, I’d expect Oily to start banging the birther drum.

After all, not only is Sen. Harris not white, but she’s also a woman! She can’t possibly be eligible! (In Oily’s mind)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:01:19pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:02:10pm

re: #210 Belafon

Yeah, I remember what they thought when Obama said Rice could have been his son.

Well, Trayvon Martin, really. But good point.

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Ferdinand  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:02:50pm

Mitch!

My cat Huckleberry has started doing Mitch McConnell impressions.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:03:21pm

re: #212 Single-handed sailor

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Stupidicity?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:03:33pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:04:48pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

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I’d like to report a murder.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:05:22pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

I’d like to report a murder.

A thing of absolute beauty that is

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:06:12pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

A thing of absolute beauty that is

And knowing how people like him take shit out of context, I’d love to know what she actually said.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:06:12pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:06:24pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

Awww, too bad so sad lololololol

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:07:12pm

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Lovely. But hopefully the kids find out firsthand what a world class prick Trump is.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:07:18pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

“Trump Is Screaming. He’s So Mad at Rudy”: Giuliani’s Fate Uncertain. Trump is being encouraged by several people, incl Ivanka & Kushner, to dump Giuliani before it’s too late, while outside advisers Lewandowski & Bossie are lobbying Trump to keep Giuliani vanityfair.com

and via politicalwire.com

Politico: “Trump was apoplectic after a pair of weekend media interviews by his personal lawyer, in which Giuliani said that the president had been involved in discussions to build a Trump Tower Moscow through the end of the 2016 campaign — a statement that enraged Trump because it contradicted his own public position.”

“Giuliani’s statement was the latest in a series of remarks over several months that have required walk-backs or reversals, and Trump spent much of Sunday and Monday fuming to aides and friends about his lawyer’s missteps. Most of those people share Trump’s frustration, noting that the former New York City mayor often appears to lack a mastery of the facts of Trump’s legal headaches.

or as electoral-vote.com put it this AM, just like lindsey:

In any case, if Giuliani’s remarks to CNN on Monday are truthful, then it means he’s willing to go on TV, pull something out of his Big Apple, and present that as a factual answer. And if his remarks are not truthful, then he is a liar. Either way, it leads back to the conclusion that he’s really not worth listening to anymore.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:07:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:08:19pm

re: #226 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

and via politicalwire.com

or as electoral-vote.com put it this AM, just like lindsey:

Trump being angry. I don’t think I’ve read a single story about him being happy. Resign rage baby.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:08:51pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

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Same. And the other two videos posted show they’re sexists too.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:09:28pm

re: #218 Blind Frog Belly White

Stupidicity?

As a former sailor, not only is his acronym not any more ridiculous than things I saw (you only have to drop one c), but considering what it’s describing, maybe that’s the point.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:10:31pm

good grief

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:11:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:12:19pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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A white vet having this experience with black kids wouldn’t get this.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:12:45pm

re: #84 The Vicious Babushka

It’s looking more and more like this entire Covington scenario was set up to create the “dueling narratives” and promote the MSM IS TEH FAEK NOOZE!!!11!!! agenda.

Maybe. I’m not sure what to believe about this brouhaha yet. But I don’t trust Twitter’s judgment (or its AI algorithms’ judgment) in which accounts get suspended.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:13:08pm

“… The timing of the attack was unknown. At the time of their weekend arrests, the men, three of whom were in Boy Scouts together, had access to 23 rifles and shotguns and three home-made explosives, Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said at a press conference. …”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:13:09pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Why immigrants are awesome. Seriously guys if you are ever in DC, check out one of his restaurants. The man makes great food.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:13:38pm

re: #235 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Things that won’t be on FNC tonight for 800, Alex.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:14:59pm

so much bullshit in that tweet

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:16:07pm

re: #207 Single-handed sailor

Orly Taitz, here we come!

It’s already starting from that CENSORED

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:16:21pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

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so much bullshit in that tweet

If you’re helping the Kremlin’s goals in Europe, certainly. Deroy and Tucker just know how to make you feel better about your treachery.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:18:13pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Hostage taking”
The Dems are getting a bit better at all focusing on a single message

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retired cynic  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:18:32pm

Holy Cow! It is just pouring rain, and 36°. Absolutely miserable. And I confirmed that my front porch cat feeding tray thief is a raccoon. And he (actually they; there seems to be a herd) is a raucous noisy fellow. I heard all sorts of clicking and banging and yelling, opened the door and the herd scattered. Came back to computer, and heard the front door opening. Whoops! Went to check and a raccoon the size of a walrus was prying the storm door open! Lights on and he kept going, so I got down face to face (door between) and asked him what the HECK he thought he was doing, and he and several others wandered off. He must have been telling them to stick with him, baby, and he’d take them to a great restaurant with heat and light and a good wait staff. Never thought I’d have to bolt my doors against a herd of raccoons!

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:19:16pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

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so much bullshit in that tweet

Why aren’t we saving it for ourselves? //

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BlueGrl21  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:20:09pm

I am watching my husband’s basketball game. Sitting with me are three NBA players that came out of his program. Family.

And I am sitting behind one of his best players who also has a bit too much feeling in his game. The goal is to keep him from getting teched up. I am his personal life coach. Seriously. That’s what he calls me.

At some point you have to step away from the nonsense and raise the next generation. Remember, there are more of us than them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:20:23pm

re: #237 HappyWarrior

Things that won’t be on FNC tonight for 800, Alex.

The NY Times has done an article on the arrest, but has chosen not to tweet about it.
Odd that they wouldn’t promote a story of a foiled terrorist attack

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:20:43pm

re: #241 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

“Hostage taking”
The Dems are getting a bit better at all focusing on a single message

1. I think the Democrats are getting better at messaging.
2. Because Trump and McConnell want to make Pelosi and Schumer the face of the shutdown, reporters are paying attention to them.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:21:14pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The NY Times has done an article on the arrest, but has chosen not to tweet about it.
Odd that they wouldn’t promote a story of a foiled terrorist attack

Yeah I don’t get that.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:21:48pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

so much bullshit in that tweet

Russia love + National Review hack + Tucker = an unholy trifecta of derp

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:22:41pm

re: #248 Myron Falwell

Russia love + National Review hack + Tucker = an unholy trifecta of derp

Can you imagine the shit NR would say if a Dem had a fraction of Donnie’s Putin love?

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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:24:57pm

re: #249 HappyWarrior

Can you imagine the shit NR would say if a Dem had a fraction of Donnie’s Putin love?

It would be endless right wing derping about Communists, despite the fact that the USSR has been gone for decades.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:26:09pm

Got this from Ratcliffe in my email, titled “Life at Conception?”:

Hi Friends,

Last week, on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, folks from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to support pro-life policies, which I’m committed to defending in Congress. The unborn are among the most vulnerable in our society, and I will always work to protect their right to life.

Right off the bat this year, House Democrats voted to hand taxpayer dollars to international abortion advocates by repealing the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy. I strongly condemned this attempt to allow U.S. foreign aid money to be used to perform or promote abortion.

On top of opposing initiatives that infringe on the rights of the unborn, I’ve proactively cosponsored dozens of new bills that aim to expand their protections and prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortion, including:

The Defund Planned Parenthood Act - keeps federal funding from going to entities that perform abortions
The Heartbeat Protection Act - makes it a federal crime to perform any abortion unless the physician checks for a fetal heartbeat
The Life at Conception Act - states that life begins at the moment of conception and that the unborn are entitled to legal protection under the 14th Amendment
I was also proud to join 169 House Members and 49 Senators in publicly thanking President Trump this week for committing to veto any legislation that weakens current federal pro-life policy.
The solid public support for pro-life policies this week was certainly encouraging in our ongoing fight in Congress to defend the rights of the unborn, and you can count on me to continue standing up on their behalf.

As always, I am grateful to hear your opinions on the issues facing our country. Click here to take my latest InstaPoll about Democrats’ new bill to raise the minimum wage.

So I responded with “Reading the Bible, God didn’t seem to indicate that it was. From Genesis, where he declares ‘the breath of life’ to later where causing a woman to have a miscarriage only costs a man some money to using a chemical abortion (what do you think picking up dirt from the ground is) to detect adultery, it’s pretty obvious to me that conception was nowhere near what he considered life.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:26:17pm

re: #250 EPR-radar

It would be endless right wing derping about Communists, despite the fact that the USSR has been gone for decades.

Precisely. Really NRO should just do the responsible thing like the Weekly Standard did and close up shop.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:27:11pm

The nationwide firestorm surrounding Covington Catholic has brought to light that one of the Greater Cincinnati high school’s most prominent graduates happens to be President Trump’s top White House attorney.

Pat Cipollone, CovCath class of 1984, recently took over as White House general counsel. He had previously served as an informal adviser to the president on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
White House general counsel Pat Cipollone is a 1984 graduate of Covington Catholic High School.

What does Cipollone’s role in the White House have to do with last week’s incident in Washington, D.C., involving current CovCath students? Absolutely nothing, but it had not been widely known that Trump had a top adviser directly connected to CovCath - or to Greater Cincinnati, for that matter.

Several attempts to interview Cipollone on Tuesday were unsuccessful. A woman at Cipollone’s suburban Washington, D.C., home told The Enquirer he was not available for comment.

My shocked face…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:27:35pm

this all just reeks more and more

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:27:49pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My shocked face…

Well that’s an interesting coincidence.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:28:36pm

Trying to upding #244, getting only a Spinning Wheel of Death.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:28:41pm

Heh, Sherrod Brown on Rachel. Talking about the shutdown.

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teleskiguy  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:29:18pm

re: #256 Decatur Deb

It went through.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:29:26pm

re: #256 Decatur Deb

Trying to upding #244, getting only a Spinning Wheel of Death.

Sometimes a page reload helps that.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:29:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:30:50pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:32:35pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

There must actually be lots of tapes.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:32:35pm

re: #260 Belafon

Edited, added the source tweet.

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mmmirele  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:34:36pm

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw this and found it quite remarkable - what is it about conservative women that they marry men who are in danger of being accused of drunken sexual assault, and raise sons they fear will appear to be racist dicks?

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This guy French is a dick. Remember this from 2016, where he set rules around who his adult wife Nancy could talk to while he was deployed? Of course he’s going to think of the poor boys.

rollcall.com

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teleskiguy  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:35:41pm

Instagram

Trump Covered In Own Shit After Furloughed White House Staff Fail To Bathe President

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:35:54pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s pretty sad honestly and his supporters think this is a bad ass?!? Teddy Roosevelt was a bad ass. Trump is the fat king who tells his nobles to die for him while he chomps down on food that could feed the castle’s surrounding village for a month.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:36:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:37:01pm

re: #264 mmmirele

This guy French is a dick. Remember this from 2016, where he set rules around who his adult wife Nancy could talk to while he was deployed? Of course he’s going to think of the poor boys.

rollcall.com

I brought that up too. French’s views on wives belong in the House of Saud

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:38:06pm

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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No KKKing? Or did he not vote. The usual suspects are all there tho.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:39:22pm

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol GOHMERT!! and Jim Jordan vote against, what a shock

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:40:18pm

re: #270 Myron Falwell

lol GOHMERT!! and Jim Jordan vote against, what a shock

Freedumb and Liberty Caucus all standing together…

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:40:22pm

re: #270 Myron Falwell

Meadows, Massie, and Jordan voted nay. Not surprising. They’re compromised and complicit - more than the garden variety GOPer.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:41:25pm

The best take on the MAGA teens is by Michael Harriot at The Root.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:41:34pm

re: #272 lawhawk

Meadows, Massie, and Jordan voted nay. Not surprising. They’re compromised and complicit - more than the garden variety GOPer.

Gaetz too. That dude would eat shit for Trump.

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Old Liberal  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:42:06pm

re: #269 HappyWarrior

No KKKing? Or did he not vote. The usual suspects are all there tho.

Totals 379. There are 435 total? A whole bunch of Rs didn’t vote I suspect

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:42:24pm

re: #269 HappyWarrior

No KKKing? Or did he not vote. The usual suspects are all there tho.

looks like he didn’t vote:

(click for the full image, which shows ayes, nays and not voting)

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:43:44pm

Sherrod Brown seems a little bit hesitant on a run for president. He sure hasn’t jumped right in. Still studying, etc. My take.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:43:45pm

re: #276 Backwoods_Sleuth

looks like he didn’t vote:

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(click for the full image, which shows ayes, nays and not voting)

Ah sorry.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:44:03pm

Tulsi and my alleged “representative,” Bob Gibbs (who lives 100 miles away from me) did not vote.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:44:07pm

re: #277 ObserverArt

Sherrod Brown seems a little bit hesitant on a run for president. He sure hasn’t jumped right in. Still studying, etc. My take.

Not a bad thing.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:44:09pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:44:22pm

I see DesJarlais was one of the Traitor Twenty Two along with Gym Jordan and Gohmert Pyle.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:45:22pm

re: #277 ObserverArt

Sherrod Brown seems a little bit hesitant on a run for president. He sure hasn’t jumped right in. Still studying, etc. My take.

I want him to run, but I don’t want Mike DeWine anointing his replacement for four excruciating years if he won.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:46:23pm
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mmmirele  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:46:25pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

Freedumb and Liberty Caucus all standing together…

Yeah, my Freedumb Party caucus congressman, who is flogging “school choice” this week, is among the 22.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:46:46pm

re: #283 Myron Falwell

I want him to run, but I don’t want Mike DeWine anointing his replacement for four excruciating years if he won.

No doubt he’s weighing that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:47:27pm

re: #285 mmmirele

Yeah, my Freedumb Party caucus congressman, who is flogging “school choice” this week, is among the 22.

And my Liberty Caucus congresscritter is there, too

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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:47:28pm

re: #279 Myron Falwell

Tulsi and my alleged “representative,” Bob Gibbs (who lives 100 miles away from me) did not vote.

WTF is up with Tulsi not voting on something like this? The aroma of fornicating rodents, subtype Russian, just gets stronger and stronger with her.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:47:55pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:49:19pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

And my Liberty Caucus congresscritter is there, too

Massie is like Jack Torrence. He’s always there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:49:38pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:49:43pm

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

…and nothing of value was lost.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:50:12pm

re: #288 EPR-radar

WTF is up with Tulsi not voting on something like this? The aroma of fornicating rodents, subtype Russian, just gets stronger and stronger with her.

I trust Tulsi less than I do Bernie.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:50:50pm

re: #288 EPR-radar

WTF is up with Tulsi not voting on something like this? The aroma of fornicating rodents, subtype Russian, just gets stronger and stronger with her.

It’s getting worse and more obvious. You ain’t kidding.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:51:22pm

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just more brat activity.

The Trump Character: I am not getting my way so we’re not talking to anyone. We don’t need press briefings…never liked them anyway.

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freetoken  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:52:26pm

The wingnut-grifting outlets are all abuzz about AOC… she’s really gotten into their heads.

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steve_davis  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:53:30pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

Yeah they definitely don’t just give you a bed. I mean back pain sucks and all that but they had to prioritize and someone chronically sick was and should take priority over him.

I have a back that occasionally goes out at random moments. The last bad one was in class. Had to have two students give me a footballer’s assist back to my car, where one of them, a fellow who was working at a plant building refrigerators, gently pulled my body into a driving position and then inserted me into the driver’s seat. I’ve often wondered, now that I’m on my own, what the hell I would do if it went out badly again. Just getting up the stairs to my floor would be a hell of an adventure.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:54:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:55:00pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

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Gotta get rid of Trump and Mitch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:55:29pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:56:44pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

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Friends working at IRS, DHS, FPS and FBI are asking that too.

I fear Trump and McConnell won’t let them go back to work and want them to quit so they can shut these agencies down.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 6:59:21pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You notice how David French who has a daughter I believe never talks about “imagine your daughter.”

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:00:11pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:00:20pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

Whenever Mitch McConnell finally decides to take the L that’s been staring in front of him for a full month now.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:01:49pm

re: #303 Single-handed sailor

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Narrator: Because Mitt is a power hungry asshole who just wanted to get one step closer back to what he feels is entitled to him, the Presidency.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:02:14pm

BTW I do think Jen Rubin is seeing what a fraud Willard Mitt Romney really is.

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EPR-radar  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:05:15pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

BTW I do think Jen Rubin is seeing what a fraud Willard Mitt Romney really is.

So is every other Republican in elective office. If Rubin really has switched on her mind, it’s inevitable that she will become a Democrat.

The Republicans are strictly a “check your brain at the door” outfit for everyone except their sociopathic donor class.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:06:02pm
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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:06:20pm

My son was just telling me that AOC, when she’s making dinner, will sometimes go to instagram and open her account up to policy questions from people.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:06:33pm

re: #301 Joe Bacon 🌹

Friends working at IRS, DHS, FPS and FBI are asking that too.

I fear Trump and McConnell won’t let them go back to work and want them to quit so they can shut these agencies down.

The second those agencies shut down… especially the IRS… that’s tantamount to a death wish for the GOP.

Mitch is a stubborn old bigot who’s stonewalled to get his way forever, but he’s not suicidal.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:06:34pm

re: #307 EPR-radar

So is every other Republican in elective office. If Rubin really has switched on her mind, it’s inevitable that she will become a Democrat.

The Republicans are strictly a “check your brain at the door” outfit for everyone except their sociopathic donor class.

True ,true.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:06:52pm

I haven’t seen anyone address the moment in the video where you can hear one of the MAGAts yell “Don’t touch him!”.

These kids were coached and it was all a setup.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:07:14pm

re: #296 freetoken

The wingnut-grifting outlets are all abuzz about AOC… she’s really gotten into their heads.

Rent free.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:08:04pm

re: #309 Belafon

My son was just telling me that AOC, when she’s making dinner, will sometimes go to instagram and open her account up to policy questions from people.

AOC and this is why I’m an admirer is really good at being transparent with the public. This is what her detractors don’t get.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:09:19pm

re: #312 GlutenFreeJesus

Tax the fuck out of that “school.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:09:48pm

re: #315 Ace Rothstein

Tax the fuck out of that “school.”

All those private schools need to be taxed.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:09:57pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:10:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:10:56pm

re: #318 Single-handed sailor

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Feature not a bug. Fuckers.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:11:46pm

You think the delayed refunds will be bad? Wait until a lot of these people file and find out that they owe money because of the new tax law.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:12:09pm

re: #318 Single-handed sailor

Looks as if?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:13:12pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:13:35pm

re: #318 Single-handed sailor

It was always going to be dead on arrival, so why not go all out to make it even more deader than dead on arrival?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:13:45pm

re: #66 Mike Lamb

Do I want to know who @ali in that photo is? (I’m pretty sure that how Wohl referenced him.)

I haven’t worked my way through the thread yet, so excuse me if this has already been answered. Ali Alexander is a conservatarian Trump-lover whose Twitter feed is full of RWNJ tweets and retweets. His past is somewhat sketchy, and like Cubic Zirconia and Burlap, he’s oblivious to the racism among his own political allies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:14:05pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:15:16pm

re: #323 Myron Falwell

Dead is dead.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:15:26pm

re: #310 Myron Falwell

The second those agencies shut down… especially the IRS… that’s tantamount to a death wish for the GOP.

Mitch is a stubborn old bigot who’s stonewalled to get his way forever, but he’s not suicidal.

Birchers, Libertarians, Religious Right and Radical Republicans have wanted to shut down the IRS for years.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:16:32pm

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

I still note that Mitch is still not talking directly or calling this arrangement a deal. Just “a vote.”

Even if he doesn’t have the votes for the straight up CR right now, Sen. Schumer is talking and he’s acting as if he has the upper hand here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:16:45pm

re: #327 Joe Bacon 🌹

Birchers, Libertarians, Religious Right and Radical Republicans have wanted to shut down the IRS for years.

The joke will be on them when they don’t get refunds. The IRS is one of those necessary evils that need to exist in a society with as much revenue as ours.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:18:39pm
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Interesting Times  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:18:54pm

re: #310 Myron Falwell

The second those agencies shut down… especially the IRS… that’s tantamount to a death wish for the GOP.

Mitch is a stubborn old bigot who’s stonewalled to get his way forever, but he’s not suicidal.

I don’t know. After reading Sarah Kendzior’s tweets, I fear more and more that they deliberately want to destroy everything (courts, federal agencies, etc) if only to protect themselves from ever facing consequences for their endless crimes. And they’ll get away with it as long as they have the endless, drooling, cult-like devotion of ~40% of America.

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teleskiguy  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:19:27pm

The skiing was good today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:24:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:25:10pm

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah? Well don’t say we didn’t fucking warn you that this guy was a walking trainwreck. But I bet you’ll support him again because your precious conservatism matters more than anythign else.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:26:41pm

re: #331 Interesting Times

I don’t know. After reading Sarah Kendzior’s tweets, I fear more and more that they deliberately want to destroy everything (courts, federal agencies, etc) if only to protect themselves from ever facing consequences for their endless crimes. And they’ll get away with it as long as they have the endless, drooling, cult-like devotion of ~40% of America.

If the shutdown was more popular among the red-meat base (which is more of the 25-30% range at the absolute core), there might be a case. But there isn’t, the opposition has largely been lopsided and pinned on them.

And they think they can prevail by throwing a country into outright paralysis, well, that’s never worked in recorded history and inevitably backfires in an fashion that doesn’t favor the instigators.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:27:15pm

niterz lizardz…stay warm

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:29:24pm

re: #216 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, Trayvon Martin, really. But good point.

Thanks. I heard Rice’s name earlier so it was on my mind.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:32:47pm

re: #242 retired cynic

Awww. I know raccoons are a pest, but I can’t help but have such a soft spot in my heart for them 🦝

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:34:25pm
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retired cynic  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:34:48pm

re: #338 Myron Falwell

Awww. I know raccoons are a pest, but I can’t help but have such a soft spot in my heart for them 🦝

I’m not shooting or trapping them, but the one prying open my door was BIG, and I can just imagine the mess he would make of my house!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:34:59pm

re: #334 HappyWarrior

Yeah? Well don’t say we didn’t fucking warn you that this guy was a walking trainwreck. But I bet you’ll support him again because your precious conservatism matters more than anythign else.

Getting docked a few paychecks for some dumbass reason like this tends to put you in your place.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:35:01pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I would upding this 20 times if I could.

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freetoken  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:36:40pm

AOC made a comment about climate change that has the denialsphere all in a frenzy of comments.

Anyway, Faux News keeps plying their trade, and publishes this piece:

Physicist: Don’t fall for the argument about ‘settled science’

I am dismayed to hear that NBC’s “Meet The Press” is actually blaming science for its decision to shut down any intelligent, meaningful discussion about climate change. “We’re not going to give time to climate deniers,” the show’s host recently said, referring to people, including Nobel laureates, who disagree that humans are mostly to blame for altering Earth’s climate. “The science is settled even if political opinion is not.”

For the record I’m neither a “denier” or an “alarmist.” I’m a physicist who does his very best to seek the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I’m also a journalist who’s been covering the complexities of the climate change story since the 1980s, even reporting directly from the north and south poles, where much of the climate research is done.

My point here is not to debate the merits of today’s resolute scientific consensus that humans are having a decisive, apocalyptic impact on the climate. It might very well be correct.

[…]

The piece is all about confusing people under the guise of intelligent thought.

We’ve seen this before, all the time.

Who is the author? “Michael Guillen”, who yes has advanced degrees and taught at an Ivy league school. However, even as his various credits he touts shows, he’s really into public speaking/writing and not doing research.

Oh, and he has a blog:
Where Science and Faith Meet

Yup, as expected, the reason he’s plying his trade on Faux is because he’s an evangelical. He sells himself as the defender of the idea that the Bible and science do not conflict.

It’s all very weak sauce. He fools his marks (and maybe himself) by attempting to sound all magical-balancy.

But note this, from a Blaze article covering him:

Prominent Scientist’s Take-Down of Critics’ Fiery Claims That ‘Evolutionary Biology Discredits the Bible’ or That the Bible ‘Discredits Science

[…]

He continued, “But the subject is complicated because evolution is actually three theories in one - the evidence for which ranges from solid to non-existent. It’s also complicated because, even though the Bible is infallible (or so I believe), we who read and live by it are not.”

From there, Guillen went on to discuss the differences between micro-evolution, macro-evolution and radical evolution, breaking down what he believes to be the level of real-world evidence for each paradigm.

“According to micro-evolution, species are constantly adapting to changes in the environment. The scientific evidence for this is solid - as anyone who keeps up with news about drug-resistant bacteria understands clearly,” he wrote. “Moreover, there is nothing about micro-evolution that overtly contradicts Scripture. So I see no disagreement here whatsoever.”

The scientist went on to explain that macro-evolution is a bit different, as it involves species themselves changing and morphing. Guillen provided the example of fish, over enough time, evolving into humans, saying that, in that case, the evidence is “suggestive but inconclusive, no matter what anyone says and notwithstanding our careful reading of the fossil record.”

In order to be certain of the realities surrounding macro-evolution, the scientist said that one would need to have enough time to observe a plant or animal in the act of morphing from one species to another.

Then, he moved on to what he called “radical evolution” — the most contentious of the three paradigms.

“According to radical evolution, all species on Earth originally developed by chance from inorganic matter (which, physicists hold, sprung into being from nothing),” he wrote. “Here the biological evidence is virtually non-existent, notwithstanding lively and creative speculation about the possible effect of electrical jolts on inorganic molecules, seeds of life raining on Earth from outer space, and so forth.”

[…]

Yup, it’s all the same old song and dance over “micro” vs. “macro”.

America is steeped in magical thinking. Guillen is one of a legion of more-educated-than-the-masses workers who, in order to keep on the religious gravy train, intentionally distorts what has indeed been discovered in order to keep the marks in the pews.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:38:30pm

re: #343 freetoken

AOC made a comment about climate change that has the denialsphere all in a frenzy of comments.

Anyway, Faux News keeps plying their trade, and publishes this piece:

Physicist: Don’t fall for the argument about ‘settled science’

The piece is all about confusing people under the guise of intelligent thought.

We’ve seen this before, all the time.

Who is the author? “Michael Guillen”, who yes has advanced degrees and taught at an Ivy league school. However, even as his various credits he touts shows, he’s really into public speaking/writing and not doing research.

Oh, and he has a blog:
Where Science and Faith Meet

Yup, as expected, the reason he’s plying his trade on Faux is because he’s an evangelical. He sells himself as the defender of the idea that the Bible and science do not conflict.

It’s all very weak sauce. He fools his marks (and maybe himself) by attempting to sound all magical-balancy.

But note this, from a Blaze article covering him:

Prominent Scientist’s Take-Down of Critics’ Fiery Claims That ‘Evolutionary Biology Discredits the Bible’ or That the Bible ‘Discredits Science

Yup, it’s all the same old song and dance over “micro” vs. “macro”.

America is steeped in magical thinking. Gillem is one of a legion of more-educated-than-the-masses workers who, in order to keep on the religious gravy train, intentionally distorts what has indeed been discovered in order to keep the marks in the pews.

Okay I’ll bite here. How much do physicists study climate?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:40:41pm

The shutdown isn’t about the wall. It’s an attempt to stall/halt further indictments/investigations.

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freetoken  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:41:37pm

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Okay I’ll bite here. How much do physicists study climate?

Depends. The whole subfield of atmospheric physics is the basic science for understanding climatology.

But that is not the point.

Faux and Guillen are doing the here’s-a-Ph.D-scientist-who-says-you-can-still-believe-the-Bible-and-Fox routine. It’s not really about climatology.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:42:35pm

re: #345 GlutenFreeJesus

The shutdown isn’t about the wall. It’s an attempt to stall/halt further indictments/investigations.

That is my thought exactly. If the wall was a serious priority other than a talking point for Trump, it would have gotten consideration early on. This is a temper tantrum after losing the midterms by Trump and the GOP.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:42:41pm

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Okay I’ll bite here. How much do physicists study climate?

Certain areas of physics, plenty. Particle physics, none.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:43:14pm

re: #346 freetoken

Depends. The whole subfield of atmospheric physics is the basic science for understanding climatology.

But that is not the point.

Faux and Guillen are doing the here’s-a-Ph.D-scientist-who-says-you-can-still-believe-the-Bible-and-Fox routine. It’s not really about climatology.

Thank you and I agree. This is typical FNC “science” of course.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:43:30pm

re: #348 BlueSpotinAL

Certain areas of physics, plenty. Particle physics, none.

TY

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:44:20pm

re: #343 freetoken

He hasn’t blogged in five years either.

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freetoken  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:45:18pm

re: #351 Ace Rothstein

He hasn’t blogged in two years either.

Probably not profitable.

Fox gig is profitable.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:47:40pm

re: #347 HappyWarrior

That is my thought exactly. If the wall was a serious priority other than a talking point for Trump, it would have gotten consideration early on. This is a temper tantrum after losing the midterms by Trump and the GOP.

That might be giving Trump too much credit here. He’s only acting like the petulant spoiled brat he’s always been, and it honestly doesn’t need reason.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:48:25pm

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sagehen  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:48:43pm

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

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I thought National Pie Day was the same as Pi Day (3.14)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:48:49pm

re: #353 Myron Falwell

That might be giving Trump too much credit here. He’s only acting like the petulant spoiled brat he’s always been, and it honestly doesn’t need reason.

Okay here’s my thought. Some more intelligent officials in the inner circle thought it but told Trump it was about the wall.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:49:39pm

re: #353 Myron Falwell

That might be giving Trump too much credit here. He’s only acting like the petulant spoiled brat he’s always been, and it honestly doesn’t need reason.

Though I am sure fucking up and/or slowing down the investigations is an appreciated side effect.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:50:27pm

re: #357 Eclectic Cyborg

Though I am sure fucking up and/or slowing down the investigations is an appreciated side effect.

Without a doubt and I think even he gets that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:50:42pm

re: #355 sagehen

I thought National Pie Day was the same as Pi Day (3.14)

You don’t need a special day to eat pie!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:51:44pm

re: #359 The Vicious Babushka

You don’t need a special day to eat pie!

It’s a wonderful day for pie.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:53:55pm

Sir, do you have a moment to talk about the Giuliani image diet? Just view one Giuliani image at breakfast, one at lunch, and have healthy dinner to lose weight!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:54:06pm

If Trump really wanted to squelch the investigations, he should have fired Rod Rosenstein before he even had a chance to appoint an SCO in the first place, and let the lackey underneath him deny it.

That started the train rolling, and every single threat he made to fire and/or abolish the SCO amounted to empty threats. Trump talks a good very shitty form of authoritarianism game but never follows through.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:54:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:55:38pm

re: #362 Myron Falwell

If Trump really wanted to squelch the investigations, he should have fired Rod Rosenstein before he even had a chance to appoint an SCO in the first place, and let the lackey underneath him deny it.

That started the train rolling, and every single threat he made to fire and/or abolish the SCO amounted to empty threats. Trump talks a good very shitty form of authoritarianism game but never follows through.

Yeah yeah true. I overthink sometimes.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:55:45pm

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

niterz lizardz…stay warm

Bless that person for caring enough to act.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:57:03pm

re: #363 goddamnedfrank

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:57:08pm

To add a little sunshine on an otherwise ugly day, a Boston Globe story about a friend of mine—she used to work with my sister. (And the forced birthers can suck it—this is what “right to life” is all about.)

For a baby in need and a nurse, it was love at first sight

bostonglobe.com

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:57:55pm

re: #357 Eclectic Cyborg

Though I am sure fucking up and/or slowing down the investigations is an appreciated side effect.

Who really knows, tbh. For all we know there had been contingencies set up to undermine the Hot Tub Shyster Baldo McBaldyface from the get-go.

This story caught my eye, considering what it DIDN’T say:

AP: Supreme Court releases censored appeal by foreign government in mystery Mueller case

“An unidentified foreign government is asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a case that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

The justices on Tuesday granted the government’s request to file a censored version of an appeal to the high court in which the country is fighting a grand jury subpoena and a $50,000-a-day fine for not complying with the subpoena.

The appeal doesn’t identify the country, a company it controls or even the lawyers who are representing it. But the appeal says the justices should make clear that a federal law that generally protects foreign governments from civil lawsuits in the U.S. also shields them in criminal cases.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:58:16pm

re: #353 Myron Falwell

That might be giving Trump too much credit here. He’s only acting like the petulant spoiled brat he’s always been, and it honestly doesn’t need reason.

If Trump knows one thing, it’s how to save his ass. He’s done it for decades. The thing is, Government works differently than civilian life.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2019 • 7:59:17pm

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William Lewis  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:01:42pm

re: #370 goddamnedfrank

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retired cynic  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:09:13pm

re: #367 BeachDem

To add a little sunshine on an otherwise ugly day, a Boston Globe story about a friend of mine—she used to work with my sister. (And the forced birthers can suck it—this is what “right to life” is all about.)

For a baby in need and a nurse, it was love at first sight

bostonglobe.com

Well, I’m crying!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:11:35pm

re: #370 goddamnedfrank

Mitch might be thinking that the Trump bill is so doomed that it has no choice but to go down, and just wants off the exit ramp by letting Schumer have the “clean” CR as a result.

It really is a horrible strategy on his part, and tbh, I agree with ya, it starting to look like Mitch is totally caving on this.

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Interesting Times  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:14:29pm

re: #373 Myron Falwell

That may be how it appears, but - chickens, counting, hatched, and all that (what can I say, I’m paranoid about jinx-through-raised-hopes and won’t feel any sort of genuine relief until a clean CR actually passes)

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gocart mozart  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:16:07pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:17:52pm

re: #375 gocart mozart

lol, Levin is the worst best possible Master Shake impersonator ever.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:23:40pm

re: #375 gocart mozart

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Oh noes.// Sound the alarm, someone didn’t kiss capitalism’s ass.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:24:09pm

re: #374 Interesting Times

That may be how it appears, but - chickens, counting, hatched, and all that (what can I say, I’m paranoid about jinx-through-raised-hopes and won’t feel any sort of genuine relief until a clean CR actually passes)

I still go back to Mitch not hyping up this vote at all as a deal. Just “a vote” according to his staff. No indication that they have anything for cloture on this Trump turd.

If he was convinced that the clean CR would fail… I’m in goddamnedfrank‘s boat, wouldn’t he put it first? I don’t get it.

It is highly possible that Schumer caught him in a moment of weakness and capitalized on it.

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makeitstop  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:26:55pm

re: #323 Myron Falwell

It was always going to be dead on arrival, so why not go all out to make it even more deader than dead on arrival?

Looks like the setup for a walkaway. Trump will point to the bill and say he made it as tough as he could and he tried. And just like ACA, he’ll say it didn’t pass because ‘The Democrats wouldn’t give us any votes.’

And the Red Hats will forget about it inside a week.

Also - remember that Trump probably sees his Wall and the fight for his wall as equal in value. If he gets it, it’s a big win. If not he gets to promise it over and over. Dude loves him a good cudgel.

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retired cynic  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:32:38pm

re: #379 makeitstop

If he REALLY wanted it and had the votes for it, he could have done it any time up until the last few weeks. I think you are right. It is a cudgel.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:34:44pm

re: #379 makeitstop

Looks like the setup for a walkaway. Trump will point to the bill and say he made it as tough as he could and he tried. And just like ACA, he’ll say it didn’t pass because ‘The Democrats wouldn’t give us any votes.’

And the Red Hats will forget about it inside a week.

Also - remember that Trump probably sees his Wall and the fight for his wall as equal in value. If he gets it, it’s a big win. If not he gets to promise it over and over. Dude loves him a good cudgel.

Which is honestly what should have happened two weeks ago when it was obvious he wouldn’t be getting his wall. But by extending this for far longer than necessary, the GOP — by being compliant with Trump — took the loss and made it an outright catastrophic failure.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:35:41pm

re: #375 gocart mozart

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:41:47pm

re: #382 Belafon

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Levin’s not exactly smart is he?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:44:38pm

re: #383 HappyWarrior

Levin’s not exactly smart is he?

Levin once tried to nominate Rush Limbaugh for a Nobel Peace Prize, which should tell you all you need to know about his intellect.

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retired cynic  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:46:50pm

re: #384 Myron Falwell

Levin once tried to nominate Rush Limbaugh for a Nobel Peace Prize, which should tell you all you need to know about his intellect.

How come people like that are paid the Big Bux and a bunch of us smart folks here on LGF struggle? How come??

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 8:54:16pm

re: #385 retired cynic

How come people like that are paid the Big Bux and a bunch of us smart folks here on LGF struggle? How come??

Worse, Levin has a “lifetime” contract with Cumulus Media. Aaaigh.

By the time it runs out, the majority of his audience will literally be dead. AM talk radio’s demographics are aging out of any real salability.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:03:30pm

re: #382 Belafon

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:13:50pm

Gun crap:

So, I was looking around for a speed loader for my CZ Scorpion. I already have a Maglula I picked up a year ago, but wanted to see what the new thing is these days. Ran into this one that looks pretty nifty. Go to their website, and there’s a giant photo of Dana Loesch saying “Save your thumbs! Buy this thing!!!”. Yeah. Bye.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:16:48pm

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:22:02pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:31:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:31:21pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:31:55pm
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Mattand  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:36:38pm

re: #381 Myron Falwell

Which is honestly what should have happened two weeks ago when it was obvious he wouldn’t be getting his wall. But by extending this for far longer than necessary, the GOP — by being compliant with Trump — took the loss and made it an outright catastrophic failure.

I don’t know about. The Magic Balance Fairy narrative is really starting to pick up steam. These fuckers are going to get away with this shit, again, because the American voting public has the memory of a fucking earthworm.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:48:06pm

re: #392 Ace-o-aces

JFC Ben Stein, you’re an incoherent fool

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2019 • 9:56:00pm

re: #394 Single-handed sailor

OMG. He actually said “The Shart of the Deal” and got away with it (demolishing Stephen Miller in the process).

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 23, 2019 • 4:14:44am

re: #340 retired cynic

I’m not shooting or trapping them, but the one prying open my door was BIG, and I can just imagine the mess he would make of my house!

We have had them invade numerous times. No longer, now that we have dogs. They’ve cut screen doors and windows. One ate a pound of brown sugar in one night. Two babies were on either side of our parrot’s cage one night, reaching in and ALMOST touching him where he sat squawking in fright.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 23, 2019 • 5:00:41am

re: #392 Ace-o-aces

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Wanting to return the tax brackets of the 1950’s? Yeah you’re terrified of her Ben.


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