Amazing Saturday Night Jam: House of Waters, “Kites”

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The official video for “Kites” off of the upcoming House of Waters record “Rising.”

“Rising” will be available everywhere on February 15th.

Digital: geni.us

Personnel:
Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer
Moto Fukushima - 6 String Electric Bass
Ignacio Rivas-Bixio - Drumset and Percussion

Produced by House of Waters and Guy Eckstine
Engineered and Mixed by Aaron Nevezie

Director: Lee Milby
Producer/DP: Sharan Kukreja
Camera Operator: Aleksandar Sepi
Editors: Raj Jaiswal / Sharan Kukreja

Dedicated to our dear friend and brilliant filmmaker Prashant Bhargava.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:26:05pm

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:31:18pm

Re-upped from the previous thread

Congrats to the amazing Naomi Osaka for winning the Australian Open in a great match against the very talented Petra Kvitová!
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:35:15pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:36:22pm

Very sweet Bass……..

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:39:18pm

Who knew that SNL would have Steve Martin do Roger Stone.

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:41:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:42:28pm

re: #6 makeitstop

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Nixon groupie isn’t smart.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:46:36pm

New Roger Stone Tattoo.

NSFW.
NSFE (Not safe for everybody)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:49:18pm

re: #8 I Would Prefer Not To

New Roger Stone Tattoo.

NSFW.
NSFE (Not safe for everybody)

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:51:13pm

re: #8 I Would Prefer Not To

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:53:33pm

re: #10 EPR-radar

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2019 • 8:58:25pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:00:35pm

re: #12 jaunte

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:07:28pm

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:19:54pm

re: #11 I Would Prefer Not To

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Chrysicat  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:20:54pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:21:09pm

Why I switched to Wendy’s

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:24:43pm
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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:26:43pm

re: #16 Chrysicat

It’s not even that white people can’t look out for their own interests. It’s just that we have a very long history that shows that white people “looking out for their won interests” tends to mean they are abusing someone other group’s rights.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:27:49pm

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:28:05pm

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

Jack might not want to get too lean… when the poors decide to start eating the rich, he’s going to make for some good BBQ

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:29:14pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m not diabetic, I just become an (even bigger than normal) asshole if I don’t eat.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:32:06pm

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

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I would like to recommend a 22 day water fast for jack.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:32:15pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:33:04pm

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

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“Dunbar loved shooting skeet because he hated every minute of it and the time passed so slowly. He had figured out that a single hour on the skeet-shooting range with people like Havermeyer and Appleby could be worth as much as eleven-times-seventeen years….”

Catch-22

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:33:05pm

He can find out how much time slows down when your kidneys fail.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:38:44pm

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

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Didn’t he achieve total enlightenment when he was in Thailand? But he’s still living in the world? So he’s a Boddhisattva now, right? I guess we’re all just shinin’ his japan, polishing his china….

Steely Dan - Bodhisattva (With Lyrics)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:40:18pm

re: #12 jaunte

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What in the name of fuck. Yeah and they wonder why they don’t win. Maybe try not being racist douches.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:41:43pm

I don’t think this is going to go well with table water crackers or toast points…

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:43:21pm

re: #22 KGxvi

I’m not diabetic, I just become an (even bigger than normal) asshole if I don’t eat.

Back when I was seriously dieting and exercising, my mood was exceptionally foul, all the fucking time.

It may not seem that way when I’m commenting acidly on the mental and moral deficiencies of various Republican wankmaggots, but I really am sweetness and light comparing now to then.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:46:04pm

re: #24 goddamnedfrank

Turned it into a tweet, reload the comment to see.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:50:36pm

re: #30 EPR-radar

Back when I was seriously dieting and exercising, my mood was exceptionally foul, all the fucking time.

It may not seem that way when I’m commenting acidly on the mental and moral deficiencies of various Republican wankmaggots, but I really am sweetness and light comparing now to then.

My exercise regime has been… non-existent… for a while (need to get my shit together and start working out again). But after high school and a year of JC water polo, I basically took the approach of “I exercise so I can eat more”. I’ve never been particularly good at serious dieting, I’ve made some decent runs here and there, but eventually I want cokes and breakfast burritos more than I want 12% body fat.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:51:45pm

Meanwhile, Jim Mitchell is coming for Hoft’s crown:

When you come for the king, you best come correct.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:56:38pm

re: #33 KGxvi

Meanwhile, Jim Mitchell is coming for Hoft’s crown:

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When you come for the king, you best come correct.

He’s dumber than Hoft IMO.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2019 • 9:58:16pm

re: #33 KGxvi

Meanwhile, Jim Mitchell is coming for Hoft’s crown:

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When you come for the king, you best come correct.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:01:54pm

Copied from balloon-juice.com

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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:05:12pm

I found a channel with Back to back Red Skelton Shows on……..
W/Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis…

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:07:51pm

re: #33 KGxvi

Meanwhile, Jim Mitchell is coming for Hoft’s crown:

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When you come for the king, you best come correct.

“Bill? Bill? This is your liver calling, Bill. Please, for the love of Christ, you can’t drink that much absinthe in one night. There is only so much I can filter out and so fast that I can filter it. Please. I sent you those hallucinations about Trump to warn you - any sane person would know he’s an mango moron. Please stop before you kill me and then yourself. I’m begging you. “

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:10:53pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:16:26pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

Without naming your city, what is your city famous for?

The real Duff Brewery.

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:33:36pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

Without naming your city, what is your city famous for?

American Birkebeiner

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JC1  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:34:56pm

re: #30 EPR-radar

Back when I was seriously dieting and exercising, my mood was exceptionally foul, all the fucking time.

It may not seem that way when I’m commenting acidly on the mental and moral deficiencies of various Republican wankmaggots, but I really am sweetness and light comparing now to then.

I’ve done multi-day fasts before. The first 36 hours or so are the toughest. After that the hunger goes away and the mind becomes strangely focused. There is some preliminary evidence for health benefits of fasting, but yeah, there’s no need to brag about it to your millions of followers.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:39:14pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2019 • 10:46:51pm

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2019 • 11:20:23pm

Looking at the recent reddit AMAs (because today a Holocaust survivor will hold one) and see that the Krassenstein dudebros did not fare well.

reddit.com

“How does it feel knowing you unintentionally temporarily united Trump supporters and Trump haters on this thread in hating you?”

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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2019 • 11:20:38pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2019 • 11:32:53pm

re: #45 Nyet

Looking at the recent reddit AMAs (because today a Holocaust survivor will hold one) and see that the Krassenstein dudebros did not fare well.

reddit.com

“How does it feel knowing you unintentionally temporarily united Trump supporters and Trump haters on this thread in hating you?”

Something’s really off with those two.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2019 • 11:34:13pm
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Nyet  Jan 26, 2019 • 11:55:32pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:10:49am
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Nyet  Jan 27, 2019 • 1:11:02am
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 27, 2019 • 2:07:39am

This description straight up killed me when I heard it on Lovett or Leave It.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 2:32:55am

re: #49 Nyet

On the subject of the Shoa, here’s a distressing bit of news.

One in 20 British adults do not believe the Holocaust happened, and 8% say that the scale of the genocide has been exaggerated, according to a poll marking Holocaust Memorial Day.

Almost half of those questioned said they did not know how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, and one in five grossly underestimated the number, saying that fewer than two million were killed. At least six million Jews died.

The poll, commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a charity established and funded by the UK government to promote and support the international day of remembrance, echoes the findings of a survey carried out in seven European countries in November.

That poll found that one in three people knew little or nothing about the Holocaust, and an average of 5% said they had never heard of it. In France, 20% of those aged 18-34 said they had never heard of the Holocaust; in Austria, the figure was 12%. A survey in the US last year found that 9% of millennials said they had not heard, or did not think they had heard, of the Holocaust.

The scale of ignorance about the Holocaust has shocked experts. Olivia Marks-Woldman, of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said: “I must stress that I don’t think [the poll respondents] are active Holocaust deniers - people who deliberately propagate and disseminate vile distortions. But their ignorance means they are susceptible to myths and distortions.” The Holocaust is taught in schools as part of the history curriculum, but “that might only be one lesson”, she added. “And people who are middle-aged or over may never have been taught about it.”

theguardian.com

We’ve gone from “Never forget” to “The what? Never heard of it”.

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freetoken  Jan 27, 2019 • 3:18:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 3:49:01am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

On the subject of the Shoa, here’s a distressing bit of news.

One in 20 British adults do not believe the Holocaust happened, and 8% say that the scale of the genocide has been exaggerated, according to a poll marking Holocaust Memorial Day.

I am sure they do not learn about how popular the National Front was before the war or how much pro-Hitler sympathy there was among the ruling classes.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 3:59:15am

Hell yes! This is great!! Politically charged punk ain’t dead!

Negro Terror - Voice of Memphis - Recorded Live @ Al Town Skate Park

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:18:33am

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

I’ll add that what Negro Terror has done is taken an old song by the infamous neo-Nazi band Skrewdriver, “Voice of Britain”, totally turned around its meaning and stood it on its head - and made it their own political anthem.

Thumbs up and damn right, I’d go see these guys. That’s some old-school thrash right there. I love it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:19:56am

re: #40 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Without naming your city, what is your city famous for?.

Michael Jackson and The Music Man

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:31:41am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am sure they do not learn about how popular the National Front was before the war or how much pro-Hitler sympathy there was among the ruling classes.

NF was post war. Prewar was the British Union of Fascists. But yeah that’s not learned however it’s really not learned here that we entered WWII only because of Pearl Harbor.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:35:07am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am sure they do not learn about how popular the National Front was before the war or how much pro-Hitler sympathy there was among the ruling classes.

For instance, Lord Rothermere, owner of the Daily Mail at the time, writing an op-ed called “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” in January 1934

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:37:34am

re: #60 Dr Lizardo

For instance, Lord Rothermere, owner of the Daily Mail at the time, writing an op-ed called “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” in January 1934

The affinity for fascism on the ruling classes you’d think would shut those up who insist fascism is left wing. I concede fascism and Nazism aren’t typically conservative but neither is Trumpism now.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:44:23am

re: #51 Nyet

Needs to be a top-tier umbrella term describing the point all the fraudulent denialisms join: Holocaust, climate, tobaccco, Alex Jones events. Any Social Psychs come up with one? Some, like tobacco and climate, of course come from the same factory.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 4:51:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:02:53am

re: #62 Decatur Deb

Needs to be a top-tier umbrella term describing the point all the fraudulent denialisms join: Holocaust, climate, tobaccco, Alex Jones events. Any Social Psychs come up with one? Some, like tobacco and climate, of course come from the same factory.

and don’t forget the anti-vaxxers: but that is where anti-big Pharma, anti-Western Medicine moonbats overlap with anti-Big Government anti-Science wingnuts.

I used to visit a site, moonofalabama.org, where they are so leftist and they hate Obama, they hate Hillary and Nancy Pelosi to the the point that they embrace pro-Trump arguments (and are also king-size Putinverstehers)

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Ming5000  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:04:15am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Would Flat-Earthers fit into the Venn diagram?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:04:16am

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:07:55am

I need laughs this morning. How about you?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:18:23am

re: #65 Ming5000

Would Flat-Earthers fit into the Venn diagram?

anti-science. but I am convinced a lot of Flat Earthers are “perfoemance artists” who just enjoy taking the piss or getting a rise out of everyone, including other Flat-Earthers.

Didn’t Alex Jones start out as a left-wing conspiracy theorist and then switch over when he found better grazing on the right-wing side of the fence?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:19:23am

re: #65 Ming5000

Would Flat-Earthers fit into the Venn diagram?

Still have a hard time thinking they’re not just a sophomore prank. But there are probably some shared dynamics, like discounting evidence.

In high school I read a history of science that identified an important break at the point where the sciences ran past easily seen demonstrations and “went on instruments”. At that moment the popular appreciation of science began to demand increasing trust in non-obvious methodology.

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jeffreyw  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:22:32am

Good morning!

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:37:53am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:38:51am

re: #68 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

anti-science. but I am convinced a lot of Flat Earthers are “perfoemance artists” who just enjoy taking the piss or getting a rise out of everyone, including other Flat-Earthers.

Didn’t Alex Jones start out as a left-wing conspiracy theorist and then switch over when he found better grazing on the right-wing side of the fence?

Alex Jones takes you closer to that kind of abstract CT positioning. It seems the conspiracy is for conspiracy’s sake, content-immaterial, or content driven by the woo marketplace. Contrarianism in a pure dose might also be a driver. I used to think, around George Lincoln Rockwell’s day, that the need to be despised by the mainstream was bringing a lot of his cosplay stormtroopers to show Nazi trappings. Don’t know if that shows up in the motives of any Holocaust denialists.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:41:35am

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:42:19am

Who knew? They have an Oscars ceremony for porn.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:42:31am

re: #72 Decatur Deb

I used to think, around George Lincoln Rockwell’s day, that the need to be despised by the mainstream was bringing a lot of his cosplay stormtroopers to show Nazi trappings. Don’t know if that shows up in the motives of any Holocaust denialists.

If that is what it takes to gain recognition, then they are all for it, yes.

A lot of skinheads seem to like the fact that if they organize a few dozen of their kind for a protest, they can draw hundreds of police and thousands of counter-protestors

and if they are lucky, the President will come and announce that there were good people on both sides…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:43:18am

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

Well, isn’t that special?

Don’t know Pavlovitz, but he nailed that down pretty firmly.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:44:00am

re: #74 MsJ

Who knew? They have an Oscars ceremony for porn.

An extension of Rule 34

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:45:27am

re: #74 MsJ

That sort of awards world is a major plot mover in the HBO series The Deuce.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:46:31am

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

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Because white Evangelicals more often than not are hypocritical douches. And Obama/Trump isn’t the first time they preferred a fake over the real thing. To a lesser extent, look at how they treated Carter versus Reagan. Granted Reagan treated women better than Trump has but the wah wah Hollywood still chose an actor over a Sunday School teacher who lives his faith.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:46:54am

re: #74 MsJ

The AVN Awards has been around a long time. It started in the mid-80s, IIRC; I think it was originally part of the Consumer Electronics Show at one time, but it ultimately split off and became its own thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:47:57am

re: #78 Decatur Deb

That sort of awards world is a major plot mover in the HBO series The Deuce.

There was an awards show for the adult film industry before the AVN Awards - I forgot the name of it, though. I think it was referenced in Boogie Nights.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:48:10am

re: #79 HappyWarrior

Because white Evangelicals more often than not are hypocritical douches. And Obama/Trump isn’t the first time they preferred a fake over the real thing. To a lesser extent, look at how they treated Carter versus Reagan. Granted Reagan treated women better than Trump has but the wah wah Hollywood still chose an actor over a Sunday School teacher who lives his faith.

Even after they found out that Reagan’s wife consulted a house astrologer in planning Ronnie’s schedule…

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:48:52am

I’m so out of touch.

I watch porn, not stuff about porn. 😁

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:50:48am

re: #82 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even after they found out that Reagan’s wife consulted a house astrologer in planning Ronnie’s schedule…

White Evangelical fundies are usually the biggest hypocrites of them all. I have no patience for their nonsense (or indeed, fundies of any stripe).

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:51:31am

re: #75 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If that is what it takes to gain recognition, then they are all for it, yes.

A lot of skinheads seem to like the fact that if they organize a few dozen of their kind for a protest, they can draw hundreds of police and thousands of counter-protestors

and if they are lucky, the President will come and announce that there were good people on both sides…

It was very easy to see in Rockwell’s day, before all the WWII dead were even buried. Signing up with the neo-Nazis looked like a perverse craving to be a pariah. It’s bad that they are rapidly losing that status.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:51:52am

re: #82 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even after they found out that Reagan’s wife consulted a house astrologer in planning Ronnie’s schedule…

Right. Just as even after they found out Trump has continued to have affairs. Like if they want to stick by Trump for political reasons fine but don’t insult us and act holier than thou and act like Trump’s actions are Biblical or that he’s doing what Christ would and demonize your opponents. It’s all a sick game to them tho. All about getting rid of Roe and letting them have increased power. The religious right is scum.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:52:25am

re: #81 Dr Lizardo

The Erotic Film Awards - that was it. I looked it up; held annually by the Adult Film Association of American from 1977 to 1986.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:53:04am

re: #84 Dr Lizardo

White Evangelical fundies are usually the biggest hypocrites of them all. I have no patience for their nonsense (or indeed, fundies of any stripe).

They insist they should be able to discriminate against gay people because homosexuality is sin yet many of them are several times divorced.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:53:35am

I just finished that Daily Beast article.

They made a Hamilton parody porno called Hamiltoe.

I’m dying.

😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:54:17am

re: #89 MsJ

I just finished that Daily Beast article.

They made a Hamilton parody porno called Hamiltoe.

I’m dying.

😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂

Change that to Article 34 of the Constitution of Pornography

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:54:37am

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

Hell yes! This is great!! Politically charged punk ain’t dead!

[Embedded content]

Video

Nice to have some punk electricity to get a Sunday morning going.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:55:01am

re: #83 MsJ

I’m so out of touch.

I watch porn, not stuff about porn. 😁

It is an industry and a livelihood for many people, why should they not have a trade publication and events?

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:55:54am

re: #83 MsJ

I’m so out of touch.

I watch porn, not stuff about porn. 😁

I’m just the opposite.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:56:26am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an industry and a livelihood for many people, why should they not have a trade publication and events?

Because those award shows are demeaning.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:57:52am

re: #94 bd(it’s all true)

Because those award shows are demeaning.

//

I agree, just saying that it is an industry that generates millions, (if not billions) and employs thousands…and one that seems to touch nearly every community and even household in America.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:58:00am

re: #91 ObserverArt

Nice to have some punk electricity to get a Sunday morning going.

Yeah, they’re good. I looked them up online, and they’ve got an LP dropping in May of this year. They’ve got an EP out already, but I think this new one will be their debut album.

Good on them. I hope they make it big.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:58:09am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an industry and a livelihood for many people, why should they not have a trade publication and events?

The laws of irony demand that a porn convention be held in Salt Lake City and that off-hours activity is focused on church pot-lucks.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:58:25am

re: #74 MsJ

Who knew? They have an Oscars ceremony for porn.

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They show it on Showtime.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 5:59:56am

re: #97 Decatur Deb

The laws of irony demand that a porn convention be held in Salt Lake City and that off-hours activity is focused on church pot-lucks.

Where they listen to Mormon Tabernacle Choir albums backwards to hear the backward-masked angelic messages.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:01:10am

re: #83 MsJ

I’m so out of touch.

I watch porn, not stuff about porn. 😁

As porn movies sometimes parody regular movies, the AVN is a parody of the Oscar’s. Also there’s a category that is the best porn version of a regular movie.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:01:42am

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

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Wish for what he says in his blog to be read at every church service sometime in the next few weeks.

But it won’t happen. Sure, there might be a pastor or two, but the mainstream pulpit pimps will never acknowledge this truth. It would hurt the bottom line. And the bottom line is way more an important religion than any ol’ Christianity.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:03:45am

re: #99 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Where they listen to Mormon Tabernacle Choir albums backwards to hear the backward-masked angelic messages.

And the street vendors sell Pastor’s Cut DVDs.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:06:06am

re: #40 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The real Duff Brewery.

duff beer for me, duff beer for you, I’ll have a duff, you have one too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:06:52am

re: #102 Decatur Deb

And the street vendors sell Pastor’s Cut DVDs.

Remember when they were offering special Mormon “family edits” of popular films like Titanic with the sex scenes cut out?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:07:38am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember when they were offering special Mormon “family edits” of popular films like Titanic with the sex scenes cut out?

No, thank god.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:08:10am

re: #102 Decatur Deb

And the street vendors sell Pastor’s Cut DVDs.

Wonder what that would look like, LOL. Maybe like the opening credits, about 20 seconds of something innocuous (such as the “Logjammin” bit from The Big Lebowski) and then cut to the end credits or something.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:08:23am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an industry and a livelihood for many people, why should they not have a trade publication and events?

Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely no issue with this. I just did not know.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:08:36am

re: #89 MsJ

I just finished that Daily Beast article.

They made a Hamilton parody porno called Hamiltoe.

I’m dying.

😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂

The one Belfon had linked in #36?

Yeah, that is a good one. Bookmarked for further rereads. Sounds like Stoner may have outsmarted Stoner. Counted on Republicans in Congress to let his lies lie. Oops! Funny, they don’t seem to match up to the Mueller evidence. Cocky Stone fucked.

EDIT: Oops on my part, I see there is another Daily Beast article linked. My bad.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:09:41am

re: #98 Belafon

They show it on Showtime.

The ceremony itself?

I have to Google. I’m curious. Do they have awards for the best blow job and such?

I. Must. Know.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:10:12am

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

jack

@jack
* 17h
Been playing with fasting for some time. I do a 22 hour fast daily (dinner only), and recently did a 3 day water fast. Biggest thing I notice is how much time slows down. The day feels so much longer when not broken up by breakfast/lunch/dinner. Any one else have this experience?

Go to a soup kitchen or food bank or homeless shelter

Talk to those people

Asshat

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:11:14am

re: #107 MsJ

Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely no issue with this. I just did not know.

Only reason I know about it is that I had a relative (he’s since passed away) that worked as a film editor during the Golden Age of Porn.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:11:39am

Surprised? Didn’t think so.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:11:41am

re: #109 MsJ

The ceremony itself?

I have to Google. I’m curious. Do they have awards for the best blow job and such?

I. Must. Know.

Yep. And they even have a red carpet preshow.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:12:17am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember when they were offering special Mormon “family edits” of popular films like Titanic with the sex scenes cut out?

LOL, the same folks who developed that filter that changed all the words that wingnuts were offended by?

I remember that in the Olympics it changed the name of runner Tyson Gay to Tyson Homosexual.

mirror.co.uk

It’s “Tyson Homosexual” in fourth place… Christian website’s automated filter changes name of US sprinter

Don’t ever change wingnuts…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:12:40am

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

Wonder what that would look like, LOL. Maybe like the opening credits, about 20 seconds of something innocuous (such as the “Logjammin” bit from The Big Lebowski) and then cut to the end credits or something.

Our elementary boarding (reform) school showed a second or third-run Hollywood movie ever Friday night. The nuns were careful about choosing the donated 35mm films, but every once in a while one of them would have to stand in front of the projector. (And these were 1950s films, before the MPAA.)

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:13:18am

re: #65 Ming5000

Would Flat-Earthers fit into the Venn diagram?

Not if you made it three dimensional

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:13:42am

Reporter: “I’ve heard that you’ve been born again.”

Billy Idol: “No, I said I’m into porn again.”

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:13:46am

And screw this light classical crap. One year Lil Wayne did the intro and interlude music.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:16:22am
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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:18:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:19:52am

re: #120 Belafon

The lawyer for Roger Stone just said that Roger was arrested like he was a black man.

Proof then the we have overcome racism in America…

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:23:47am

Oh, and if you’re going to look up someone in order to harass them, you should probably check to see if they are a lawyer first:

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:24:59am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember when they were offering special Mormon “family edits” of popular films like Titanic with the sex scenes cut out?

Riffing off Cinema Paradiso. Only that movie was fucking awesome. Mormon cut movies, not so much.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:26:01am

re: #123 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Riffing off Cinema Paradiso. Only that movie was fucking awesome. Mormon cut movies, not so much.

That was the exact movie I thought of.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:26:35am

In the category of “I can’t keep up”:

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:28:02am

re: #125 Belafon

“We have her exactly where she wants us.”

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:33:33am

re: #125 Belafon

In the category of “I can’t keep up”:

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Keep f*cking that chicken Kevin.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:33:48am

re: #119 Belafon

[Embedded content]
This is not true.

Read the facts here, from @TexasTribune: twitter.com

Jake…so close
The word is “lie” as in “this is a lie”

It’s not a mistake
Misuse of some obscure errant data
Error
Misinterpretation

It’s a wholehearted premeditated knowing fucking lie

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makeitstop  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:34:45am

Good morning! Heading out to Brooklyn to see an Escher NYC, then lunch with the lovely wife. Back later, maybe with photos!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:34:50am

re: #119 Belafon

If you examine the voter registration rolls in Alabama and most states you will find hundreds of thousands of non-STATE-citizens are there. A person moving from our state has no responsibility to drop their registration. That’s the task of the SoS, and it’s often neglected for decades.

Watch for those kinds of numbers to show up in the Voter ID bullshit arguments.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:35:14am

re: #125 Belafon

In the category of “I can’t keep up”:

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Chuck Todd again reminding us that he’s nothing more than a stenographer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:37:05am

re: #131 Targetpractice

Chuck Todd again reminding us that he’s nothing more than a stenographer.

beyond stenographer, he is a sycophant

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:37:06am

happy sunday morning lizards

had a wonderful rainy effortless 2 hour run

Dopey write up with pictures is coming

but first…oatmeal

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:38:44am

re: #130 Decatur Deb

If you examined the voter registration roles in Alabama and most states you will find hundreds of thousands of non-STATE-citizens are there. A person moving from our state has no responsibility to drop their registration. That’s the task of the SoS, and it’s often neglected for decades.

Watch for those kinds of numbers to show up in the Voter ID bullshit arguments.

Every year we hear about “hundreds/thousands/tens of thousands/hundreds of thousands” of voters registered who are dead/illegal/duplicate/etc, only for the final analysis to be released months later quietly mumbling that the true number are in the teens and mostly due to paperwork errors.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:38:50am

re: #133 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

happy sunday morning lizards

had a wonderful rainy effortless 2 hour run

Dopey write up with pictures is coming

but first…oatmeal

I got out for an hour’s brisk walk in the vineyards, I figure walking briskly uphill for 2km is about the same a jogging. And got some stretching in, I call my vineyard yoga.

Good timing, rain has set in, more wet snow tomorrow.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:39:03am
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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:40:21am

lol, oh heaven forbid!!

morons

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:41:40am

re: #137 bd(it’s all true)

lol, oh heaven forbid!!

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morons

We also still have ACA nearly a decade later too.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:43:08am

After hundreds working in digital media lose jobs on Friday Trump tweets gleefully and a coordinated campaign begins flooding the TL of anyone who posts positively about Buzzfeed, Huffpo, or others.

It’s going to be crazy on Twitter when Mueller releases his report. The disinformation campaigns will be impossible to keep up with. Twitter will do fuck all about it.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:43:12am

re: #134 Targetpractice

Every year we hear about “hundreds/thousands/tens of thousands/hundreds of thousands” of voters registered who are dead/illegal/duplicate/etc, only for the final analysis to be released months later quietly mumbling that the true number are in the teens and mostly due to paperwork errors.

Prove that they voted, then we’ll talk

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:43:57am

re: #137 bd(it’s all true)

lol, oh heaven forbid!!

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morons

I’m not sure which would have been better to slap Mick upside the head without in response to this: That the ACA’s popularity has only grown since 2009, or that the GOP’s own proposals for replacing it were polling lower than a snake’s balls before dying an ignoble death?

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:46:18am

re: #138 HappyWarrior

We also still have ACA nearly a decade later too.

No, remember when Trump and the GOP repealed and replaced it with something far better way back when?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:47:15am

re: #134 Targetpractice

Every year we hear about “hundreds/thousands/tens of thousands/hundreds of thousands” of voters registered who are dead/illegal/duplicate/etc, only for the final analysis to be released months later quietly mumbling that the true number are in the teens and mostly due to paperwork errors.

In Germany, everyone has a mandatory national ID card and a registered primary residence. You show up at the polling place with your ID, you are already on the list, you vote, they cross you off the list.

That simple.

Any takers for a similar system in the US?

Did I also mention that you need your ID and registered address in order to open a bank account, sign a lease or employment contract, enroll children in school, register a car or even get a mobile phone number?

Makes it really difficult to get established as an undocumented immigrant.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:47:48am

Apparently today is “Historical Revisionism Sunday,” with the GOP out in force to tell folks that they really are the ones who came out ahead Friday and the DNC are totally fractured by losing to the ever brilliant Trump.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:47:55am

So I had a dream that Lumpy was live on Fox ripping the fact that he and his show staff had just been raided by the FBI, while Fox News now has to broadcast on a trailer suspended by hundreds of weather balloons.

Dreams are freaking weird lol

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:48:16am

re: #137 bd(it’s all true)

lol, oh heaven forbid!!

[Embedded content]”The last time Democrats blindly followed Nancy Pelosi, we wound up with Obamacare,” Mulvaney says on Fox, arguing that their electoral losses after the health care law was passed should be a warning

morons

Mick’s worried about us

So sweet

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:48:25am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In Germany, everyone has a mandatory national ID card and a registered primary residence. You show up at the polling place with your ID, you are already on the list, you vote, they cross you off the list.

That simple.

Any takers for a similar system in the US?

Did I also mention that you need your ID and registered address in order to open a bank account, sign a lease or employment contract, enroll children in school, register a car or even get a mobile phone number?

Makes it really difficult to get established as an undocumented immigrant.

“THAT’S THE MARK OF THE BEAST!!!”

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:49:07am

Looks like Trump has decided on his tactics for the next three weeks,

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:50:38am

re: #148 jaunte

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Looks like Trump has decided on his tactics for the next three weeks,

Gotta make it an emergency somehow.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:50:48am

re: #148 jaunte

That Tweet’s more like something Stephen Miller would write.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:51:03am

re: #144 Targetpractice

Apparently today is “Historical Revisionism Sunday,” with the GOP out in force to tell folks that they really are the ones who came out ahead Friday and the DNC are totally fractured by losing to the ever brilliant Trump.

They pretty much have to
The alternative would be dead air because they got nuthin

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:51:19am

re: #148 jaunte

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Looks like Trump has decided on his tactics for the next three weeks,

He’s claiming 1/10 of the country is undocumented. Let’s humor this and consider what would happen to the economy if all those people were deported. Oh and he’s going to be upset because the WaPo has yet another story about his organization hiring and firing undocumented people. So Don you’re Storm Thurmond.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:52:49am

re: #148 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Looks like Trump has decided on his tactics for the next three weeks,

The whole “bipartisan negotiations” bit is bullshit for one simple reason: He has final veto on any “deal” reached. So the GOP have already entered into such in bad faith because nothing they agree to means squat if he shows up on Feb 14th and declares he won’t sign the bill that’s been agreed upon.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:53:05am

re: #130 Decatur Deb

If you examine the voter registration rolls in Alabama and most states you will find hundreds of thousands of non-STATE-citizens are there. A person moving from our state has no responsibility to drop their registration. That’s the task of the SoS, and it’s often neglected for decades.

Watch for those kinds of numbers to show up in the Voter ID bullshit arguments.

Meanwhile advocacy groups in North Dakota had to work overtime to make sure Native Americans could vote as the law set up in place by the state were ridiculously draconian so as to disenfranchise. Laws that SCOTUS refused to rule on, whadda shock.

NPR/WBUR’s Here and Now

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:53:23am

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:55:12am

re: #128 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Jake…so close
The word is “lie” as in “this is a lie”

It’s not a mistake
Misuse of some obscure errant data
Error
Misinterpretation

It’s a wholehearted premeditated knowing fucking lie

Good morning, Lizards!

This crap brought something ,to my mind that I have been wondering about for a while. To me, I would think a major theme in the Democratic political pitches to both the Dem base and Independents would/should be a single-minded harping on (what I see) as Donald Trump’s most blatant and obvious failing. His credibility - or more precisely, his utter lack of it. On a level unheard-of in a POTUS in our history. I mean, LBJ destroyed his after years of bullshitting about Vietnam, but Trump hasn’t been able to cite an accurate figure or back up a claim since he became President. And NO ONE (especially the media) ever seems to seriously call him on it. At least not when it comes to political issue. During the recent Wall Shutdown, I kept waiting for someone - anyone - to simply get up (on the floor of Congress, say), and demand that Trump provide some sort of verifiable backup for his overblown, hysterical claims about “illegals” and “crime” and “trafficking” or whatever. And exactly WHY his idiot Wall would help. Etc. Simply get up and say “Donald Trump says [whatever]: given his record of lying, why should we believe him?”
I mean, we here do, and realize (at least AFAICT) that Trump’s. Presidency is mostly/mainly Bluster Theater for the rubes, and “not intended to be a factual statement”, but really? Shouldn’t this be more of a foundation for the Opposition?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:55:23am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

He is.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:55:39am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

Even if you assume that last comma was meant to be a period, he’s saying that “illegals” cost the nation almost $19 billion monthly. So he’d be asserting that roughly $228 billion goes to “illegals” annually.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:55:55am

re: #148 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Looks like Trump has decided on his tactics for the next three weeks,

This makes Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius look disciplined and reasonable.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:55:56am

re: #147 Targetpractice

“THAT’S THE MARK OF THE BEAST!!!”

and Gestapo methods. Imaging being asked “Your papers, please!” when showing up to vote…

wait…

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:59:04am

Remember Lindsey just a couple of weeks ago?

“He’s not going to sign a bill that doesn’t have money for the wall,” Graham vowed on Jan. 2, just over a week into the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

“I’ll tell you exactly how this is going to end. The president is going to challenge the Democrats to compromise, and if they continue to say no, they’re going to pay a price with the American people. … If he gives in now, that’s the end of 2019 in terms of him being an effective president. That’s probably the end of his presidency

So is Trump’s presidency over?
Asking for…well everybody

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 6:59:36am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In Germany, everyone has a mandatory national ID card and a registered primary residence. You show up at the polling place with your ID, you are already on the list, you vote, they cross you off the list.

That simple.

Any takers for a similar system in the US?

Did I also mention that you need your ID and registered address in order to open a bank account, sign a lease or employment contract, enroll children in school, register a car or even get a mobile phone number?

Makes it really difficult to get established as an undocumented immigrant.

It is far easier to maintain a permanent address in Germany many people here move every three months as they are homeless. They are citizens without permanent residence.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:01:07am

re: #161 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Remember Lindsey just a couple of weeks ago?

So is Trump’s presidency over?
Asking for…well everybody

Of course not. In fact, he’s never been stronger because he holds all the cards and is playing 11th dimensional chess while Nancy’s playing checkers. He won so hard on Friday that the Dems had not choice but to agree to his terms.

////////

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:01:49am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

Hard to figure out why a guy as good at math at him went bankrupt multiple times?

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:03:43am

re: #141 Targetpractice

I’m not sure which would have been better to slap Mick upside the head without in response to this: That the ACA’s popularity has only grown since 2009, or that the GOP’s own proposals for replacing it were polling lower than a snake’s balls before dying an ignoble death?

(replies include:

Base reportedly gruntled
I as well am quite consolate!
Thoroughly illusioned
I’m completely combobulated.
Comfited here
Also mayed
Quite appointed!
Terribly traught!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:04:13am

Man this is just brutal.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:05:08am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

You’re not accounting for Lou Dobbs’ pain and suffering.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:05:13am

re: #156 Jay C

Good morning, Lizards!

This crap brought something ,to my mind that I have been wondering about for a while. To me, I would think a major theme in the Democratic political pitches to both the Dem base and Independents would/should be a single-minded harping on (what I see) as Donald Trump’s most blatant and obvious failing. His credibility - or more precisely, his utter lack of it. On a level unheard-of in a POTUS in our history. I mean, LBJ destroyed his after years of bullshitting about Vietnam, but Trump hasn’t been able to cite an accurate figure or back up a claim since he became President. And NO ONE (especially the media) ever seems to seriously call him on it. At least not when it comes to political issue. During the recent Wall Shutdown, I kept waiting for someone - anyone - to simply get up (on the floor of Congress, say), and demand that Trump provide some sort of verifiable backup for his overblown, hysterical claims about “illegals” and “crime” and “trafficking” or whatever. And exactly WHY his idiot Wall would help. Etc. Simply get up and say “Donald Trump says [whatever]: given his record of lying, why should we believe him?”
I mean, we here do, and realize (at least AFAICT) that Trump’s. Presidency is mostly/mainly Bluster Theater for the rubes, and “not intended to be a factual statement”, but really? Shouldn’t this be more of a foundation for the Opposition?

I agree they don’t do it enough when it’s specific.
Otoh, sometimes it’s best not to accept the premise in the first place

An example: you said Mexico would pay… We all know what he meant then
Now though he’d say..and has…that nafta and tarrifs have already covered the cost

With trump et al it’s more than 15 times a day

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:05:32am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:05:50am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

He’s also a carelss shameless lazy liar

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:06:08am

re: #165 sagehen

[Embedded content]

(replies include:

Base reportedly gruntled
I as well am quite consolate!
Thoroughly illusioned
I’m completely combobulated.
Comfited here
Also mayed
Quite appointed!
Terribly traught!

Democrats veer hard straight ahead!

Pelosi’s leadership questioned; “How did she do that so successfully?”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:06:32am

re: #168 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I agree they don’t do it enough when it’s specific.
Otoh, sometimes it’s best not to accept the premise in the first place

An example: you said Mexico would pay… We all know what he meant then
Now though he’d say..and has…that nafta and tarrifs have already covered the cost

With trump et al it’s more than 15 times a day

Fox and Friends. Prada’s American cousin.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:06:50am

re: #166 goddamnedfrank

Man this is just brutal.

[Embedded content]

Dude, you’re getting a lesson.

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danarchy  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:06:54am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

For what it is worth the number he is claiming is 19 billion not trillion. He has claimed that illegals cost upwards of $200 billion a year in the past so at least he is consistently wrong.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:07:44am

re: #174 danarchy

So, an order of magnitude less crazy, but still absurd.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:08:27am

Maybe he’s counting what we’ve been paying to private prisons.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:08:57am

re: #166 goddamnedfrank

Man this is just brutal.

One argument is that AOC’s proposals and that 70% is radical and untried and will turn us into a Venezuela.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:10:06am

re: #176 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Maybe he’s counting what we’ve been paying to private prisons.

How expensive can Purina Ninochow be?

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:10:44am

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Trillions!

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:10:48am

re: #158 Targetpractice

Even if you assume that last comma was meant to be a period, he’s saying that “illegals” cost the nation almost $19 billion monthly. So he’d be asserting that roughly $228 billion goes to “illegals” annually.

Costing how?
Are none of them working and paying taxes, buying things?
Let’s forget that welfare nonsense…
So again, costing how??

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:11:19am
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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:11:22am

re: #155 jaunte

2015 federal budget was $3.8 trillion and Trump is claiming illegal immigration has cost almost $19 trillion in a month. He’s insane.

You’re off by a 1000. He’s claiming $19B.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:11:24am

re: #159 Myron Falwell

This makes Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius look disciplined and reasonable.

Wile has a business card

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:11:27am

re: #168 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

I agree they don’t do it enough when it’s specific.
Otoh, sometimes it’s best not to accept the premise in the first place

An example: you said Mexico would pay… We all know what he meant then
Now though he’d say..and has…that nafta and tarrifs have already covered the cost

With trump et al it’s more than 15 times a day

Specific - as in the down-to-the-dollar sum he tweeted as per Jim Wright in #148?
Or is this likely to just get shrugged away like everything else?

And of course, the “premise” never gets questioned: since - like most things Trump - it’s basically just pandering to prejudice. And that would be a rude subject to bring up….

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danarchy  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:11:31am

re: #148 jaunte

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Looks like Trump has decided on his tactics for the next three weeks,

You’d think with numbers that specific, it would be easy to find the “study” he is referencing. Best I can do is this Yale study that puts the range between 16.7 million and 29.1 million and a mean of 22.1 million.

journals.plos.org

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:12:37am

re: #163 Targetpractice

Of course not. In fact, he’s never been stronger because he holds all the cards and is playing 11th dimensional chess while Nancy’s playing checkers. He won so hard on Friday that the Dems had not choice but to agree to his terms.

////////

Oh thanks
Boy was I confused….

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:13:21am

re: #148 jaunte

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:13:54am

re: #165 sagehen

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(replies include:

Base reportedly gruntled
I as well am quite consolate!
Thoroughly illusioned
I’m completely combobulated.
Comfited here
Also mayed
Quite appointed!
Terribly traught!

+1 for gruntled and traught

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:15:25am

re: #185 danarchy

You’d think with numbers that specific, it would be easy to find the “study” he is referencing. Best I can do is this Yale study that puts the range between 16.7 million and 29.1 million and a mean of 22.1 million.

journals.plos.org

PER YEAR.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:15:37am

re: #84 Dr Lizardo

White Evangelical fundies are usually the biggest hypocrites of them all. I have no patience for their nonsense (or indeed, fundies of any stripe).

I had someone basically trying to sell me a fundamentalist/evangelical church in town for my son. I demurred politely thinking that my fundamentalism and biblical literalism hating son would last 10 minutes there if he was distracted for 9.

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danarchy  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:17:54am

re: #189 sagehen

PER YEAR.

?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:17:56am

re: #190 William Lewis

I had someone basically trying to sell me a fundamentalist/evangelical church in town for my son. I demurred politely thinking that my fundamentalism and biblical literalism hating son would last 10 minutes there if he was distracted for 9.

I still recall all those Campus Crusade for Christ yahoos knocking on our dorm room doors back in the late 70’s…I was nice to them the first few times but eventually got very rude and direct in telling them what I thought of their beliefs.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:18:45am

re: #185 danarchy

You’d think with numbers that specific, it would be easy to find the “study” he is referencing. Best I can do is this Yale study that puts the range between 16.7 million and 29.1 million and a mean of 22.1 million.

journals.plos.org

One way of looking at this is: it’s the cost corporations pass on to the rest of us for low-cost labor. Trump hotels and golf resorts are a case in point.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:19:20am

Golf, but gold works too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:20:46am

re: #185 danarchy

You’d think with numbers that specific, it would be easy to find the “study” he is referencing. Best I can do is this Yale study that puts the range between 16.7 million and 29.1 million and a mean of 22.1 million.

journals.plos.org

One would expect a President to quote his sources, but then again, he is a most special President

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:21:49am

re: #180 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Costing how?
Are none of them working and paying taxes, buying things?
Let’s forget that welfare nonsense…
So again, costing how??

Start with the HHS/ICE/BP budgets. Oughtta charge the kids for the zipties. And those mylar blankets in the hieleras are only good for a few weeks.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:27:29am

re: #190 William Lewis

I had someone basically trying to sell me a fundamentalist/evangelical church in town for my son. I demurred politely thinking that my fundamentalism and biblical literalism hating son would last 10 minutes there if he was distracted for 9.

My brother tried to sell me on the Lake Pointe Church here in Rockwall: “It’s the most liberal conservative church.”

I went to the church one Sunday as the final part of the gift to my parents for their 50th anniversary. The sermon was OK, about the lure of the Prosperity Gospel (which is pretty interesting since this church seats 3000 and has it’s own bookstore and coffee shop), and was a pretty decent message since Rockwall is one of the richest counties in the state. The seats were nice, and on the back of the seat in front of you they have cup holders.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:29:13am
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:30:19am

re: #148 jaunte

What tactics? You mean lying. That’s what he had always done though so this isn’t new.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:31:30am

re: #175 jaunte

So, an order of magnitude less crazy, but still absurd.

An order of magnitude less crazy does not fill me with comfort

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:32:55am

Not only is Trump’s tactic here poised for a tremendous failure (again) this absurdist lying about the number of illegals voting is undermining whatever remaining credibility the border hardliners ever had.

I’m always good for a daily double.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:33:36am

In a generation we can have our very own Border Patrol denialists.

npr.org

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:35:13am

re: #198 jaunte

At a minimum, the government isn’t open until everyone is back on the job and paid.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:36:13am

re: #197 Belafon

My brother tried to sell me on the Lake Pointe Church here in Rockwall: “It’s the most liberal conservative church.”

I went to the church one Sunday as the final part of the gift to my parents for their 50th anniversary. The sermon was OK, about the lure of the Prosperity Gospel (which is pretty interesting since this church seats 3000 and has it’s own bookstore and coffee shop), and was a pretty decent message since Rockwall is one of the richest counties in the state. The seats were nice, and on the back of the seat in front of you they have cup holders.

” …but in the end, Pastor, I’m afraid I just can’t trade the kneelers at my current church for the cup holders in yours.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:36:28am

re: #203 Belafon

At a minimum, the government isn’t open until everyone is back on the job and paid.

and not just termporarily

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:37:34am

re: #197 Belafon

My brother tried to sell me on the Lake Pointe Church here in Rockwall: “It’s the most liberal conservative church.”

There are plenty of places in America where you are not accepted or taken seriously until you are “churched”.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:38:31am

re: #193 jaunte

One way of looking at this is: it’s the cost corporations pass on to the rest of us for low-cost labor. Trump hotels and golf resorts are a case in point.

i dont think that can be what he’s referencing
there has to be some absorbed cost of labor and by using ‘illegals’ it’s actually lower than it otherwise would be

with full employment it cant be that theyre taking all those jobs from ‘americans’ who would earn, pay taxes etc. and with that higher cost of labor, then the cost of products goes up and in some perverse way so do profits so corporations pay more taxes (yeah right) and the economy is now booming from all this otherwise lost gdp… this is too convoluted an argument for anyone in teh current WH to even think up

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:39:15am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are plenty of places in America where you are not accepted or taken seriously until you are “churched”.

I don’t speak of the fact that I’m an atheist too loud here in Rockwall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:40:15am

re: #208 Belafon

I don’t speak of the fact that I’m an atheist too loud here in Rockwall.

I have always lived in large cities or liberal enclaves, but I have read that such places exist in “Real America”.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:46:26am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:52:10am

re: #190 William Lewis

I had someone basically trying to sell me a fundamentalist/evangelical church in town for my son. I demurred politely thinking that my fundamentalism and biblical literalism hating son would last 10 minutes there if he was distracted for 9.

A couple of decades ago, I got invited to a local “non-denominational” church, back when I still lived stateside. I went, being the polite fellow that I am, and after the service, never went back and never really spoke much again to the person who invited me aside from generic pleasantries

Turned out to be a New Apostolic Reformation church. Hardcore fundies, biblical literalists, etc. Nope.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:55:33am

For you serious computer geeks, here’s an article about creating two different Windows boots. This one is about setting up one with hyper-V and one without, but really the technique is about creating two different boots so you can have different settings: hanselman.com.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 7:56:46am

re: #161 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Remember Lindsey just a couple of weeks ago?

So is Trump’s presidency over?
Asking for…well everybody

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard or seen anything from Lindsey on what he thought about Friday’s outcome.

Maybe Lindsey’s own political career is over. At least to the point where he has to shut the hell up because no one cares what he says.

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:02:55am

re: #187 Belafon

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:03:00am

re: #213 ObserverArt

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard or seen anything from Lindsey on what he thought about Friday’s outcome.

Maybe Lindsey’s own political career is over. At least to the point where he has to shut the hell up because no one cares what he says.

He backpedaled and spun it furiously

huffpo

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:03:08am

re: #163 Targetpractice

Of course not. In fact, he’s never been stronger because he holds all the cards and is playing 11th dimensional chess while Nancy’s playing checkers. He won so hard on Friday that the Dems had not choice but to agree to his terms.

////////

Just tuned in to Meat The Chuck. Kristen Welker NBC News said Trump went into the whole shutdown/emergency show with no actual plan. None. They huddled daily to figure out where to head for that day.

That is some fine chess playin’ there.

11 Dimensions? Nah, they haven’t even read the book on how to set up the board and the moves each piece can make.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:04:45am

re: #165 sagehen

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(replies include:

Base reportedly gruntled
I as well am quite consolate!
Thoroughly illusioned
I’m completely combobulated.
Comfited here
Also mayed
Quite appointed!
Terribly traught!

I’m not really really upset.

I am quite heartened.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:04:57am

There was an article on Steve King’s district today in the WaPo and the cognitive dissonance of these people just pisses me off. The whole “Oh, this is only part of who he is.” You can have an advocate for farmers and even socially conservative values that isn’t a raging right wing bigot like King is and there’s a lot “Well diversity doesn’t matter too much here.” Yet at the same time you buy fearmongreling about immigrants and PoC.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:05:05am

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

Wonder what that would look like, LOL. Maybe like the opening credits, about 20 seconds of something innocuous (such as the “Logjammin” bit from The Big Lebowski) and then cut to the end credits or something.

On the DVD release of BATMAN XXX, the porno parody of the sixties Adam West BATMAN series released around a decade back, there’s an edit included as an extra that does cut away with a scene transition just as the sex scenes are beginning. IIRC, the non-explicit cut runs around 25 or 26 minutes, while the full version runs two hours.

Yes, I have seen it. Yes, I do own it. Yes, I did find it amusing in places, especially that their Joker, a veteran performer who has been around since the eighties at least and who normally worked racially clean-shaven, actually grew a mustache just so they could replicate Cesar Romero’s mustache “hidden” by white facepaint make-up.

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:05:47am

Obligatory sanity break joke:

Did you know that Nancy Pelosi now has to include Donald J. Trump in her taxes as an owned asset?

*ducks behind sandbags*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:08:17am

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

A couple of decades ago, I got invited to a local “non-denominational” church, back when I still lived stateside. I went, being the polite fellow that I am, and after the service, never went back and never really spoke much again to the person who invited me aside from generic pleasantries

Turned out to be a New Apostolic Reformation church. Hardcore fundies, biblical literalists, etc. Nope.

I could never become a member any church that recites the Nicene Creed in any form as I don’t believe in its tenets.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:08:23am

Took a quick peek at Fox this morning. Nunes was on Maria Bartiromo’s show saying that the Mueller investigation is too tainted to continue, that someone at AG needs to do his job and investigate the Clintons, [click]. But it was good for a chuckle. He seems really scared.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:08:55am

re: #204 William Lewis

” …but in the end, Pastor, I’m afraid I just can’t trade the kneelers at my current church for the cup holders in yours.”

It makes me itch to be in churches like that. Snobby Episcopalian wants her kneelers and social justice.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:09:39am

re: #222 Barefoot Grin

Took a quick peek at Fox this morning. Nunes was on Maria Bartiromo’s show saying that the Mueller investigation is too tainted to continue, that someone at AG needs to do his job and investigate the Clintons, [click]. But it was good for a chuckle. He seems really scared.

Nunes should be scared. He definitely committed some criminal acts to cover for Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:11:07am

re: #219 A Three Hour Tour

LOL, I looked that up on Wikipedia, and it sounds funny as hell.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:11:29am

re: #222 Barefoot Grin

Took a quick peek at Fox this morning. Nunes was on Maria Bartiromo’s show saying that the Mueller investigation is too tainted to continue, that someone at AG needs to do his job and investigate the Clintons, [click]. But it was good for a chuckle. He seems really scared.

When Mueller finally releases his findings, one of the major defenses against it is that it is tainted and partisan and therefore to be dismissed outright.

Then they will go after anything they can present as an inconsistency or procedural error so they can again dismiss it outright.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:12:36am

re: #221 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I could never attend any church that recites the Nicene Creed in any form as I don’t believe in its tenets.

I change it as I say it and leave parts out. I told my priest once, who said, “Skip it if you want. God doesn’t give a shit.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:13:10am

re: #227 BlueGrl21

I change it as I say it and leave parts out. I told my priest once who said, “Skip it if you want. God doesn’t give a shit.”

I guess that is an option

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gwangung  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:14:23am

re: #166 goddamnedfrank

Man this is just brutal.

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retired cynic  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:15:27am

I had my usual Sunday call from my 95 year old uncle this morning. A sweeter man never lived, and he is pretty frail now. But he was watching the St Louis Fox station, and was disturbed by all the violent people coming over the border, and how we needed a wall. I spent some time talking to him gently about it, and just by doing some questioning got him to wonder a bit about what they were telling him. There oughta be a law against that sort of thing: elder abuse, scaring old folks out of their drawers like that.

Depressing. At least he is too sweet a person to be obstreperous about it.

So, last evening as I was feeding the animals, noticed “my” deer herd strolling across the field. I didn’t do anything sudden, as I didn’t want them to start running across the nearby road. About 20 in this bunch. (Sorry on quality; post-sunset phone photo at a distance.)

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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:15:34am
Former New York U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R) urged President Donald Trump to stop being influenced by right-wing extremists and keep the government open even after his three-week negotiation period with the Democrats ends.

Appearing on the John Catsimatidis’ radio show early on Sunday, D’Amato expressed frustration with both parties but directed his anger at unnamed advisors within Trump’s orbit.

He added, “Don’t let right-wing whack-a-doodles run the place — they’re out of their mind.” rawstory.com

I have a GoldenDoodle. Trump has his WhackDoodles. Honestly, Trump would be better off being advised by a group of GoldenDoodles.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:16:13am

re: #229 gwangung

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A lot of Techies think because they read Hayek or Friedman they’re somehow profound people who actually have a clue about how economies actually are. I won’t proclaim to be an economics expert but a lot of libertarian bro types are really ignorant about the world beyond their field. I guarantee you that AOC has studied more economics than most of the condescending assholes that snark at her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:17:48am

re: #229 gwangung

The disturbing thing to me is how endemic this is of tech billionaires — utter ignorance of history, or context for their half-assed economic theories.

again, there is nothing about AOC’s 70% tax proposal that is out of line with American history and economics

And it is not going to turn us into another fucking Venezuela

It keep us from becoming one

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:18:01am

re: #215 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

He backpedaled and spun it furiously

huffpo

Heh, the comments show no one is going to let Lindsey forget he said Trump’s presidency would be over.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:19:33am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

again, there is nothing about AOC’s 70% tax proposal that is out of line with American history and economics

And it is not going to turn us into another fucking Venezuela

It keep us from becoming one

That’s exactly what Guang is saying. At most, AOC wants to make us more like Sweden. I’m really sick and fucking tired of this argument that people like AOC and even Bernie whom I’m not a fan of have their eyes on making us Venezuela. It’s fucking bullshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:19:53am

re: #119 Belafon

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he got that from Ken Paxton:

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:20:25am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. So Trump’s tweeting bulkshit stats that aren’t supported by reality - but have so much precision that you have to wonder just how they got the numbers - of illegals here, etc.

They figure that if you’re going to lie, you should do it with precision.

Same with the claims that Texas found thousands on thousands of people who shouldn’t have cast votes.

Here’s the thing. Trump set up a voter fraud commission with Kris Kobach (Mr KKK). They spent months trying to find voter fraud and couldn’t find a single example. In fact, Kobach’s expert witness countered Kobach’s claims. That voter fraud effort failed, but we know that voter suppression and election fraud are real things.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:21:13am

re: #218 HappyWarrior

There was an article on Steve King’s district today in the WaPo and the cognitive dissonance of these people just pisses me off. The whole “Oh, this is only part of who he is.” You can have an advocate for farmers and even socially conservative values that isn’t a raging right wing bigot like King is and there’s a lot “Well diversity doesn’t matter too much here.” Yet at the same time you buy fearmongreling about immigrants and PoC.

In other words they could buy the base model car, but they do in fact want the deluxe model. The hate is the leather seats and the 5.0 liter engine. Comfortable and faster.

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:21:58am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have always lived in large cities or liberal enclaves, but I have read that such places exist in “Real America”.

When I moved to Kentucky every new conversation was “where are you from” followed by “yankee something” followed by “which church do you go to”. To ward off any invitation I said the (sole) Lutheran church in the county.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:22:17am

Lre: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

he got that from Ken Paxton:

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You’re a crook Paxton.

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:22:25am

re: #229 gwangung

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“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”
— Plutarch

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:23:30am

re: #238 ObserverArt

In other words they could buy the base model car, but they do in fact want the deluxe model. The hate is the leather seats and the 5.0 liter engine. Comfortable and faster.

At best, I’ve concluded King’s supporters are indifferent to him being a bigot. At worst, they share it. I don’t care that their district isn’t diverse.

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retired cynic  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:23:51am

Last night, we had the stray Siamese walking on some poor woman’s labia. I sent it to a dear friend who is a real Cat Lady. She laughed, but said her cats usually skip the labia and go straight for the bladder.

Yes, I can remember that experience!

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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:24:00am

This is disgusting.

Kiah Morris, VT’s only non-white state legislator, was harassed and intimidated by alt-righter Max Misch to the point that she resigned her office. thedailybeast.com

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:24:10am

so i was over at huffpo and clicked on this
I’m Running 10 Marathons This Year And I Still Get Fat-Shamed. Here’s My Response.

Last year she completed two 50Ks, four marathons and her first 100k

this year, she’s signed up for “10 marathons and a 50-miler” and intends to run her first 100 miler.

She’s got over 100 finisher medals and completed “close to 200 running, cycling and obstacle course racing events over a span of five years”

she’s “an unapologetic 5’3, 242-pound road and trail ultra runner from Brooklyn sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE running shoe company”

i zapped her an email:

I just read your story on Huffpo.
Fuck them.
Fuck them all.
Run only for yourself.

then a few niceties

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gwangung  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:24:19am

re: #232 HappyWarrior

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There’s a big heap of expert-itis here….that they made a heap of money under these economic conditions means they are expert about economics under all conditions.

We get it. You like these conditions because you could exploit some features. Doesn’t mean that we can’t change the conditions to make it better for more people; prove your economic smarts and keep up under THOSE conditions.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:24:28am

re: #221 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I could never become a member any church that recites the Nicene Creed in any form as I don’t believe in its tenets.

We could do the Athanasian Creed instead… < whistles innocently >

I don’t mind the Nicene. The creed is about finding away to express the inexpressable while pissing off as few people as possible. Hence a bunch of convoluted expressions (bad as they are in english, the original greek is horrific) trying to explain what is, at best a mystery - the nature of god. When they stopped thinking of Jesus as a person and instead as a divinity, that’s when it got messy. Like everything put in place to keep the Empire happy, it’s not really important. They went out of their way to find language that sounded specific to him but yet could be agreed to by the Arians.

The incarnation and how we are supposed to live with one another? Now that’s actually important, not the creeds.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:24:59am

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Nunes should be scared. He definitely committed some criminal acts to cover for Trump.

never thought he’d be out of power

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:26:16am

re: #223 BlueGrl21

It makes me itch to be in churches like that. Snobby Episcopalian wants her kneelers and social justice.

Hah! That’s the tattoo I should get - a kneeler with crucifix surrounded by the latin “bellator iustitia socialis” :D

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:26:55am

re: #231 Teddy’s Person

I have a GoldenDoodle. Trump has his WhackDoodles MAGADoodles. Honestly, Trump would be better off being advised by a group of GoldenDoodles.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:27:01am

re: #244 Teddy’s Person

This is disgusting.

Kiah Morris, VT’s only non-white state legislator, was harassed and intimidated by alt-righter Max Misch to the point that she resigned her office. thedailybeast.com

Vermont has a lot of problems that the progressive facade hides.

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:27:20am

re: #222 Barefoot Grin

Took a quick peek at Fox this morning. Nunes was on Maria Bartiromo’s show saying that the Mueller investigation is too tainted to continue, that someone at AG needs to do his job and investigate the Clintons, [click]. But it was good for a chuckle. He seems really scared.

Jezus - I’m surprised that dickhead Nunes even dared to be seen on TV. He ought to be scared: when Adam Schiff and his pals on the House Intelligence Committee finally overcome GOP shenanigans and get the Committee going, they’re likely to be releasing a ton of (previously buried) shit that’s going to cast old Devin in a pretty poor* light. And blathering about “partisanship in investigations” is going to be ringing fairly hollow when the HPSCI starts showing off what Nunes covered to up to protect Trump from the Russia probes….

* “pretty poor” as in “guilty as fuck”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:28:05am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:29:32am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

he got that from Ken Paxton:

VOTER FRAUD ALERT: The @TXsecofstate discovered approx 95,000 individuals identified by DPS as non-U.S. citizens have a matching voter registration record in TX, approx 58,000 of whom have voted in TX elections. Any illegal vote deprives Americans of their voice.

‘any illegal vote’ may deprive one american of a voice….

but, ken, even if they voted for your guy?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:29:56am

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

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You would love Stalin, you and your dimwit son.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:31:59am

re: #246 gwangung

There’s a big heap of expert-itis here….that they made a heap of money under these economic conditions means they are expert about economics under all conditions.

We get it. You like these conditions because you could exploit some features. Doesn’t mean that we can’t change the conditions to make it better for more people; prove your economic smarts and keep up under THOSE conditions.

note also i believe she’s talking individual top marginal rate of 70%, not corporate

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:33:27am

re: #256 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

note also i believe she’s talking individual top marginal rate of 70%, not corporate

She is. Just like the Estate tax debate, the right is focusing on a very small percentage of people. The difference is AOC is doing a great job communicating that very point and the fact this has in fact worked before. And I think that’s why she frustrates them so much. She’s a great communicator.

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:34:11am

re: #254 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

‘any illegal vote’ may deprive one american of a voice….

but, ken, even if they voted for your guy?

SRSLY: It’s Texas: Paxton is probably less exercised over the fact of “illegals” voting than he is pissed that - unlike in the Good Old Days - his Party can’t manipulate them to obtain the “correct” election results…

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:35:25am

re: #230 retired cynic

I had my usual Sunday call from my 95 year old uncle this morning. A sweeter man never lived, and he is pretty frail now. But he was watching the St Louis Fox station, and was disturbed by all the violent people coming over the border, and how we needed a wall. I spent some time talking to him gently about it, and just by doing some questioning got him to wonder a bit about what they were telling him. There oughta be a law against that sort of thing: elder abuse, scaring old folks out of their drawers like that.

Depressing. At least he is too sweet a person to be obstreperous about it.

So, last evening as I was feeding the animals, noticed “my” deer herd strolling across the field. I didn’t do anything sudden, as I didn’t want them to start running across the nearby road. About 20 in this bunch. (Sorry on quality; post-sunset phone photo at a distance.)

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My wife does elder care. It’s unbelievable how many of her clients watch Fox.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:35:42am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I still recall all those Campus Crusade for Christ yahoos knocking on our dorm room doors back in the late 70’s…I was nice to them the first few times but eventually got very rude and direct in telling them what I thought of their beliefs.

When I was an undergrad at Pitt in the mid 70s, those assholes got money from the Hunt Brothers to reserve every possible room in the University to push their right wing shit. Nobody could meet in any room for anything. We couldn’t even have chess, bridge or go tournaments. Oh and when the YM/WHA wanted one room for one hour to tell students about what services they provided they were challenged by those religious assholes.

Got to the point fed up students would shout the Jesusbots down at their meetings.

The best part was when Jerry Falwell and his KKKristian KKKwyer showed up to push the product. At the same time WDVE was broadcasting a Frank Zappa concert. a bunch of students brought their battery powered radios to Jerry’s gig and drowned him out with Frank’s Yellow Snow tour.

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:37:01am

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

Jacob Wohl’s dad has evidence or information that helps Stone? What exactly does he mean by volunteer?

These people are bugnuts insane.

Thing is that Mueller doesn’t need Stone to cut a deal. A deal just is expedient way to close out a case that is made based on the evidence Mueller gathered in the course of the ongoing investigations. Mueller doesn’t need Stone to turn on anyone. So, Stone doesn’t have any leverage here either. Stone may play like he’s done nothing wrong, but the indictments show otherwise.

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:38:52am

re: #257 HappyWarrior

She is. Just like the Estate tax debate, the right is focusing on a very small percentage of people. The difference is AOC is doing a great job communicating that very point and the fact this has in fact worked before. And I think that’s why she frustrates them so much. She’s a great communicator.

Everyone is aware I assume that under this type of tax regime there will be deductions for business expenses. Which I am in favor of as it promotes productive investment in plant and paying workers here. But then you have to play constant whack a mole as the rich work to get tax dodges written into law. One famous one I recall was special tax credits for arrow manufacturers.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:40:14am

re: #259 Barefoot Grin

My wife does elder care. It’s unbelievable how many of her clients watch Fox.

No it’s not.

I work at Social Security’s 800 Number and my coworkers always note that there is a significant number of elderly and especially people on SSI Disability that have 19th Century Fox bullshitting in the background when they yell at us about why the queers haven’t been kicked off of benefits.

And the really nasty shhhhaaaavvviiiinnnnggg cream comes out of the mouths of people on SSI Disability for mental illness.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:40:50am

re: #257 HappyWarrior

She is. Just like the Estate tax debate, the right is focusing on a very small percentage of people. The difference is AOC is doing a great job communicating that very point and the fact this has in fact worked before. And I think that’s why she frustrates them so much. She’s a great communicator.

A few years ago, talk like this would have sent people into a panic.

Now we are a lot more likely to see an increase in the upper marginal tax for high incomes of about 50% and most Americans are not going to find that alarming or radical at all

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danarchy  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:41:52am

re: #261 lawhawk

Jacob Wohl’s dad has evidence or information that helps Stone? What exactly does he mean by volunteer?

These people are bugnuts insane.

He is apparently an attorney according to his twitter bio, so I assume he is offering pro bono services.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:42:51am

re: #261 lawhawk

Jacob Wohl’s dad has evidence or information that helps Stone? What exactly does he mean by volunteer?

These people are bugnuts insane.

Thing is that Mueller doesn’t need Stone to cut a deal. A deal just is expedient way to close out a case that is made based on the evidence Mueller gathered in the course of the ongoing investigations. Mueller doesn’t need Stone to turn on anyone. So, Stone doesn’t have any leverage here either. Stone may play like he’s done nothing wrong, but the indictments show otherwise.

stone is toast

from the NYT via politicalwire.com today

Yet there were also several indications that the probe may not be as near its conclusion as many observers assume — and that the true target of Friday’s F.B.I. actions was not Mr. Stone himself, but his electronic devices.”

and dailybeast yesterday

“This is as close to a slam-dunk case as a prosecutor will ever bring… Do not expect to see special counsel Robert Mueller make any attempt to flip Stone and have him cooperate. A defendant like Stone is far more trouble than he is worth to a prosecutor. Stone is too untrustworthy for a prosecutor to ever rely upon.”

“Mueller does not need Stone to get to someone else and, even if he did, he could not rely on whatever Stone told him. Stone has nothing to sell that Mueller would be interested in buying.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:43:21am

re: #232 HappyWarrior

A lot of Techies think because they read Hayek or Friedman they’re somehow profound people who actually have a clue about how economies actually are. I won’t proclaim to be an economics expert but a lot of libertarian bro types are really ignorant about the world beyond their field. I guarantee you that AOC has studied more economics than most of the condescending assholes that snark at her.

As I posted before when I was an undergrad at Pitt studying Economics the faculty was split down the middle between Milton Friedman’s monetarists and Murray Rothbard’s Libertarian Anarcho-Capitalists. Neither of which are grounded in reality.

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:44:33am

re: #265 danarchy

He is apparently an attorney according to his twitter bio, so I assume he is offering pro bono services.

No doubt under the auspices of that well-known online law firm:
Rando, Hacker & Troll LLP….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:45:01am

re: #266 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Yet there were also several indications that the probe may not be as near its conclusion as many observers assume — and that the true target of Friday’s F.B.I. actions was not Mr. Stone himself, but his electronic devices.”

that would explain the necessity of the “Gestapo” raid

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danarchy  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:47:23am

re: #257 HappyWarrior

She is. Just like the Estate tax debate, the right is focusing on a very small percentage of people. The difference is AOC is doing a great job communicating that very point and the fact this has in fact worked before. And I think that’s why she frustrates them so much. She’s a great communicator.

So even at the height of marginal tax rates in the US, effective rates when all deductions and loopholes etc. were taken into account were rarely much over 40%. I always wonder why we just don’t peg marginal rates at historical effective rates and get rid of all the damn deductions and and shelters and legal tax dodges. I mean I know why, lobbyists…it just seems stupid to play those games.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:48:27am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that would explain the necessity of the “Gestapo” raid

Yep, it would explain why Stone’s attorney was caught by surprise by the raid; he would’ve tipped off Stone a raid was coming and Stone would’ve tried to destroy any electronic evidence.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:48:57am

re: #262 Old Liberal

Everyone is aware I assume that under this type of tax regime there will be deductions for business expenses. Which I am in favor of as it promotes productive investment in plant and paying workers here. But then you have to play constant whack a mole as the rich work to get tax dodges written into law. One famous one I recall was special tax credits for arrow manufacturers.

i think not.
this was my point above
these are individual (1040) tax rates
none of these folks would have enormous schedule c income (unincorporated business)
and the business tax rules wouldnt change much

were talking (for them)
salaries and bonuses
interest and dividends
capital gains (presumably)
real estate, partnerships, passive activities and other income

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:50:23am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that would explain the necessity of the “Gestapo” raid

why the guy didnt toss everything into the ocean….

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:50:29am

re: #272 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

i think not.
this was my point above
these are individual (1040) tax rates
none of these folks would have enormous schedule c income (unincorporated business)
and the business tax rules wouldnt change much

were talking (for them)
salaries and bonuses
interest and dividends
capital gains (presumably)
real estate, partnerships, passive activities and other income

Getting rid of sub chapter S?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:50:52am

re: #259 Barefoot Grin

My wife does elder care. It’s unbelievable how many of her clients watch Fox.

I’m pretty sure that if you crunched all the numbers, Fox’s dominance is propped up heavily by demos 65 and over. The average age for a Bill O viewer hovered in the low-mid 70s.

At the same time, the demos for talk radio are just as bad. The majority of them now broker their airtime on the weekends to financial analysts and colon cleansing infomercials because the weekday programming isn’t sustainable financially.

The difference between Fox and talk radio is that Fox can sustain itself by forcing cable providers to carry it at large fees, which the cable companies pass down to us, the subscribers.

So Ailes hit that sweet spot of having Fox appeal primarily to Olds, and they make money off of the rest of us. It’ll work until Fox’s audience literally dies off and/or enough cord cutting puts cable companies in the a position where they cannot afford to continue carrying it.

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danarchy  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:51:19am

re: #271 Dr Lizardo

Yep, it would explain why Stone’s attorney was caught by surprise by the raid; he would’ve tipped off Stone a raid was coming and Stone would’ve tried to destroy any electronic evidence.

Haven’t Stone and Corsi and Trump Jr. et al been expecting indictments for a while. If they are waiting for a heads up on an arrest to destroy evidence they are idiots.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:53:38am

re: #276 danarchy

Haven’t Stone and Corsi and Trump Jr. et al been expecting indictments for a while. If they are waiting for a heads up on an arrest to destroy evidence they are idiots.

Except in their cases, it would have meant destroying nearly every file they had in their homes, offices and devices…

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:54:08am

re: #274 Old Liberal

Getting rid of sub chapter S?

i think we’re saying the same thing differently

the sub s would still exist. the business expense deductions would be at the corporate level, just as they are now.

the net income (k-1) that flows to the individual (after all deductions expenses, owner salaries, etc) that net income could be taxed at the new marginal rate

all she’s proposing (as i understand it ) is a change to the individual marginal rate. so the sub s k-1 would read exactly the same either way - the same net income passed through

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:56:26am

re: #276 danarchy

Haven’t Stone and Corsi and Trump Jr. et al been expecting indictments for a while. If they are waiting for a heads up on an arrest to destroy evidence they are idiots.

Yes.

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:58:53am

re: #278 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

i think we’re saying the same thing differently

the sub s would still exist. the business expense deductions would be at the corporate level, just as they are now.

the net income (k-1) that flows to the individual (after all deductions expenses, owner salaries, etc) that net income could be taxed at the new marginal rate

all she’s proposing (as i understand it ) is a change to the individual marginal rate. so the sub s k-1 would read exactly the same either way - the same net income passed through

Exactly. So a business owner sub chapter as can choose to raise wages and invest in plant and equipment rather than paying 70% tax on that top marginal amount. That is good in my view but there will be a huge industry in creating new tax shelters that shield income but aren’t productive Investment. Those must be fought.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 8:59:35am

re: #276 danarchy

Haven’t Stone and Corsi and Trump Jr. et al been expecting indictments for a while. If they are waiting for a heads up on an arrest to destroy evidence they are idiots.

The dumbest criminals are the easiest to capture.

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:01:32am

re: #223 BlueGrl21

It makes me itch to be in churches like that. Snobby Episcopalian wants her kneelers and social justice.

The only Christian church I would ever consider attending a service at, is an AME with a kick-ass choir.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:02:57am

re: #282 sagehen

The only Christian church I would ever consider attending a service at, is an AME with a kick-ass choir.

My expat buddies in Frankfurt hang out at an Anglican church which is an okay place with a nice congregation and sense of community, I sometimes go along but would never become a member.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:03:51am

“Scott Bennett is the author of “SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to Congress”, and a former US Army Psychological Operations Officer and Booz Allen Hamilton contractor at the State Department Counterterrorism Office, US Special Operations Command, and US Central Command. He is a political analyst who has appeared on Press TV, Sputnik, and RT.”

More Putinist ratfckery.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:04:50am

re: #284 jaunte

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More Putinist ratfckery.

Same people who cry about Stone being arrested talk like this without a hint of irony.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:06:20am

heh

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:07:34am

re: #277 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Except in their cases, it would have meant destroying nearly every file they had in their homes, offices and devices…

And the problem with much of that is if Mueller has the actual tweets, emails, texts, whatever from people already indicted or interviewed that received them, or Mueller was able to get records of them having been sent, then doesn’t throwing away the evidence just prove a cover-up?

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:08:25am

re: #230 retired cynic

So, last evening as I was feeding the animals, noticed “my” deer herd strolling across the field. I didn’t do anything sudden, as I didn’t want them to start running across the nearby road. About 20 in this bunch. (Sorry on quality; post-sunset phone photo at a distance.)

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2nd from the left is named BBQ. 3rd and 4th from the right are called Jerky and Roast. The fat one in the middle, let’s call him Jacket.

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:11:33am

re: #244 Teddy’s Person

This is disgusting.

Kiah Morris, VT’s only non-white state legislator, was harassed and intimidated by alt-righter Max Misch to the point that she resigned her office. thedailybeast.com

And Bernie had not a single word of comment about it.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:13:29am

You look at Roger Stone and you see a man who could be so arrogant he might believe that Mueller would simply serve an indictment and allow him to surrender himself. Or believes he’s succeeded in destroy every bit of evidence that would be of interest to Mueller. Or that his efforts to destroy said evidence were so thorough that they’re beyond the FBI’s ability to recover.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:13:47am

I keep wondering…

…would Roger Stone be out on bail if he was black?

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:15:42am

re: #291 Joe Bacon 🌹

I keep wondering…

…would Roger Stone be out on bail still be alive if he was black?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:16:34am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:16:37am

re: #291 Joe Bacon 🌹

I keep wondering…

…would Roger Stone be out on bail if he was black?

He probably would not be on the Trump campaign staff to begin with

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:16:45am

If Stone were black, we definitely wouldn’t be having the pity party about the circumstances of his arrest.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:17:11am

re: #294 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He probably would not be on the Trump campaign staff to begin with

He wouldn’t have advanced as far as he did either.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:17:13am

Watching some of the end of the Daytona 24 hour race. What’s up with that crappy weather Florida??? Heavy rain, wind, cold. Sheesh. Get the state travel bureau on the phone!!!

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BigPapa  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:19:25am

re: #290 Targetpractice

Stone’s arrogance because he’s never been caught doing this shit over 40 years. No consequences.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:25:36am

re: #298 BigPapa

Stone’s arrogance because he’s never been caught doing this shit over 40 years. No consequences.

He’s always been on the fringe. The big issue this time is they got cocky and decided to help Trump and went all in on whatever that took.

Almost makes you wonder if some of them knew how much Trump was attached to the Russians. They may have been all in but didn’t know that Trump was as dirty as he appears to be.

Maybe the Big Don Con conned them all.

If so, the knives have to come out soon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:28:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:29:43am

re: #299 ObserverArt

He’s always been on the fringe. The big issue this time is they got cocky and decided to help Trump and went all in on whatever that took.

Because he, like the Russians, saw Trump as someone he would really manipulate and exploit to his own advantage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:31:02am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:34:33am

re: #295 HappyWarrior

If Stone were black, we definitely wouldn’t be having the pity party about the circumstances of his arrest.

The conversation would then be about a no-bail jail.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:36:21am

re: #294 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He probably would not be on the Trump campaign staff to begin with

right. trump had his ‘one’ plus another in the cabinet

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:36:30am

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

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McCarthy blamed the delay on the Democrats. He blamed the shutdown on the Democrats. He blames no immigration policy on the Democrats. Any problems in government…Democrats!

And then he said America is sick of all the partisanship and wants both parties to work together.

I wouldn’t buy a car off Kevin McCarthy. One look and I would know he is screwing me.

So, he is the GOP replacement for Paul Ryan. A downgrade from a downgrade. Sure makes it clearer why Boehner got the hell out of there.

We need the Democrats to kick some House ass over the next two years to set up for many years after that.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:37:09am

re: #297 ObserverArt

Watching some of the end of the Daytona 24 hour race. What’s up with that crappy weather Florida??? Heavy rain, wind, cold. Sheesh. Get the state travel bureau on the phone!!!

i just ran in it for two mornings

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:40:19am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:41:57am

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:44:15am

re: #305 ObserverArt

We need the Democrats to kick some House ass over the next two years to set up for many years after that.

I don’t think Pelosi is going to need much reminding.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:46:05am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

You would love Stalin, you and your dimwit son.

Apples and trees.

It almost (not quite just almost) makes me feel sorry for the younger Wohl. He’s starting like at a disadvantage having parents like that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:47:13am

re: #309 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I don’t think Pelosi is going to need much reminding.

She decided to come out swinging, which DT and the GOP were not expecting, and they are still reeling from it. She knows she has a majority of popular opinion on her side now.

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:47:52am

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Interesting: expanding the screenshot from that OAN graphic shows their sources: only one of which (DHS) is official.
So more “educated guesses” passed on as authoritative by the Moron-in-Chief….?

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BigPapa  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:54:10am

They all knew about the Russians. I think they like the Russians: oligarchy, strong man leader, wheeling and dealing to make $, anti-LGBT. The religious right has been getting cozy with Russian for years. They knew.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:55:39am

re: #313 BigPapa

They all knew about the Russians. I think they like the Russians: oligarchy, strong man leader, wheeling and dealing to make $, anti-LGBT. The religious right has been getting cozy with Russian for years. They knew.

Absolutely. Note how the King of the Pulpit Pimps Franky Graham Cracker endlessly kisses Putin’s ass!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:56:28am

re: #313 BigPapa

They all knew about the Russians. I think they like the Russians: oligarchy, strong man leader, wheeling and dealing to make $, anti-LGBT. The religious right has been getting cozy with Russian for years. They knew.

Only diference is that they want a Protestant Fundamentalist theocracy instead of a Russian Orthodox one, but yeah, they have become an ideal to aspire to

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:58:47am

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

I see OANN is also posting cost numbers in the trillions.

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 9:59:42am

re: #315 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Only diference is that they want a Protestant Fundamentalist theocracy instead of a Russian Orthodox one, but yeah, they have become an ideal to aspire to

Seems it would be a hybrid. Is there a Klepto-Theocracy?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:02:09am

re: #313 BigPapa

They all knew about the Russians. I think they like the Russians: oligarchy, strong man leader, wheeling and dealing to make $, anti-LGBT. The religious right has been getting cozy with Russian for years. They knew.

re: #314 Joe Bacon 🌹

Absolutely. Note how the King of the Pulpit Pimps Franky Graham Cracker endlessly kisses Putin’s ass!

One reason I think Pence may be dirtier than Trump. He started sooner.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:02:11am

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

Billions, not trillions.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:05:24am

re: #313 BigPapa

They all knew about the Russians. I think they like the Russians: oligarchy, strong man leader, wheeling and dealing to make $, anti-LGBT. The religious right has been getting cozy with Russian for years. They knew.

Definitely.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:05:27am

Maybe Trump is talking about salaries paid to undocumented labor as part of the cost,
of course not taking into account the value of their labor.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:06:07am

How much has the Trump Organization profited from undocumented labor over the last decade?

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:08:48am

re: #322 jaunte

How much has the Trump Organization profited from undocumented labor over the last decade?

MAGATs say he is just being a good businessman to find the “loopholes” just like his tax evasion

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:12:30am

re: #319 jaunte

Billions, not trillions.

Every time I see numbers that large, I have to count backwards to make sure.

That’s why I think, instead of commas, we should use some notation, like this: $18b014m497t800

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:14:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:22:12am

re: #325 jaunte

just wait until they get drones powerful enough to lift people over The Wall

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:22:30am

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

Proving yet again that the ‘law ‘n order’ crowd much prefer order to law.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:24:09am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Light, portable, human powered.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:26:05am

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s in it for the grift on the back end. Can make a healthy living on right wing conspiracy donations and appearance fees

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:27:49am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:35:05am

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff likely told McCarthy that they’d go around his refusal to appoint by setting up a select committee that assumed most of those responsibilities, thus forcing his hand.

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Old Liberal  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:35:14am

There is a certain sense in which Trump has to “deliver on his promises”. For decades the Republican party has been propagating fear and hatred among their followers. “Vote for me and I’ll get rid of the (insert your hated group here)”. Except they were only lying, and never intended to deliver. And so after thirty years of Limbaugh et al, the mob formed behind “Mr. Tell It Like It Is” because by god he was going to hurt all the people they fear and hate. And now, when they face the prospect that they have been duped yet again, well it is understandable how much they would resist that fact. The Republican party has created a cancer in this country through their propaganda and lies.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:35:44am
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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:36:19am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:37:02am

re: #329 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He’s in it for the grift on the back end. Can make a healthy living on right wing conspiracy donations and appearance fees

As long as the FBI doesn’t bust him or his idiot son Jacob for their Surefire Intelligence® epic FAIL.

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:38:25am

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #331 Myron Falwell

I wonder if the Repubs will name Devin Nunes for the HPSCI?

Or is he going to want to experience his humiliation at second-hand??

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:38:33am

re: #333 jaunte

[Embedded content]

They do. Sigh. To clarify, I mean encourage English and assimilation. Just because you retain Spanish doesn’t mean you’re not assimilating.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:42:46am

re: #333 jaunte

That fucking L3. “What could a compromise look like?”

I’ll tell you what it looks like. The Democrats get the GOP to help them pass a year-long budget with no wall at margins Trump can’t veto.

—30—

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:42:56am

re: #334 MsJ

[Embedded content]

That much was obvious on Friday when he basically said aloud he was gonna get his money one way or another, like a goddamned mafia leg-breaker.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:43:11am

re: #310 MsJ

Apples and trees.

It almost (not quite just almost) makes me feel sorry for the younger Wohl. He’s starting like at a disadvantage having parents like that.

it’s not an even playing field. we all know that

///

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:44:05am

re: #339 Targetpractice

That much was obvious on Friday when he basically said aloud he was gonna get his money one way or another, like a goddamned mafia leg-breaker.

He’s just going to call a national emergency.

I don’t know what’ll happen thereafter but that’s what he’s going to do.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:45:26am

re: #336 Jay C

I wonder if the Repubs will name Devin Nunes for the HPSCI?

Or is he going to want to experience his humiliation at second-hand??

I hope they do. That moron deserves everything that’s coming to him.

At best, he’s guilty of obstruction of justice, witness and evidence tampering, and dereliction of duty.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:46:02am

re: #321 jaunte

Maybe Trump is talking about salaries paid to undocumented labor as part of the cost,
of course not taking into account the value of their labor.

i mentioned that above somewhere

and at more or less full employment, it’s still meaningless
dirt wages aside, there’s no one to replace them with

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mmmirele  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:46:45am

Holy crap, the last two days have been from Satan. The head cold I had turned vicious, nasty and disgusting. I collapsed into a fitful sleep on the plane back to Arizona on Friday night, waking up to discover my nose had dripped all down the front of my shirt. I made it home, pulled out the most important things from my luggage (specifically, my many medications), went upstairs and collapsed into bed. My cat was worried about me; she lay next to me and purred and purred and purred for hours. Now that I’m up, she’s wandered off to sleep somewhere else. (It probably helped that I fed her tuna fish for being such a good kitty.)

I have to try and work tomorrow, so I’m not going to over-exert myself today.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:47:45am

re: #334 MsJ

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Dave In Austin  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:48:50am

Hee!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:50:32am

re: #341 MsJ

He’s just going to call a national emergency.

I don’t know what’ll happen thereafter but that’s what he’s going to do.

he is pretty much backed into a corner and it is something that Nancy cannot prevent directly

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:51:19am

Honestly, Pelosi should say tomorrow that if the GOP is going to enter into these negotiations with a view that Trump will get his money one way or another, then he’s wasting the nation’s time and dwindling patience. And that the Congressional GOP need to make clear that they will support whatever “deal” is made even if the White House threatens a veto.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:52:29am

re: #341 MsJ

He’s just going to call a national emergency.

I don’t know what’ll happen thereafter but that’s what he’s going to do.

The longer he holds out on making that declaration, the less likely it becomes, if it was ever likely. And that’s the point.

Executing that declaration isn’t really in his plans. Of course no one has given any evidence that it wouldn’t be bitch-slapped to oblivion like Youngstown Steel got bitch-slapped by SCOTUS 44 years earlier. Trump knows it, his inner circle knows it, everyone who has a lawsuit on the ready against said execution knows it.

It’s not the act, but the threat of an act. He’s merely been using this threat to intimidate the Democrats into going his way, and son of a gun, it’s not working. It never had worked. And it will never work.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:52:30am

No SOTU until the government is up and funded for the rest of the fiscal year

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Dave In Austin  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:52:50am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:54:06am

Why the fuck is this guy given a national platform. G-Steph is such a hack.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:56:19am

Cre: #351 Dave In Austin

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My cousin just confirmed to me she knew both of them in school. Great guys then too.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:56:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:57:02am

re: #352 Teddy’s Person

Why the fuck is this guy given a national platform. G-Steph is such a hack.

[Embedded content]

Honesty has never been your game Rog.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:57:16am

re: #354 MsJ

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Good.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:57:35am

re: #341 MsJ

He’s just going to call a national emergency.

I don’t know what’ll happen thereafter but that’s what he’s going to do.

likely:

- he and his base celebrate “strong” action
- everybody sues and it gets tied up in the courts for how long? months/years?
- he cant run for reelection with no wall, and even worse if and when SCOTUS ruled against him, but that’s ‘future’ and in the present he’s a “winner” and “strong” and the government would stay open, so that he wasn’t taking any further political damage.

all of this is from electoral-vote.com yesterday. and they conclude

If you don’t know by now what Trump’s choice is when he has a chance to goose his present-day popularity at risk of suffering major negative consequences down the road, you haven’t been paying attention for the last two-plus years.

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freetoken  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:58:20am

Berniebots live in their own fantasy world:

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:59:28am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

If for this reason alone @SpeakerPelosi should give serious consideration to withholding any action on a joint session for the #SOTU until this budget impasse has been rectified

absolutely

’ acting’ mick mulvaney
he sure is

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:59:48am

re: #358 freetoken

The cheating part was an independent using the Democratic party structure and voters for his own purposes.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 10:59:53am

re: #354 MsJ

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They keep teasing me that Junior’s going down. At this point, nothing will satisfy me except Senior throwing Junior under an actual bus.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:00:00am

re: #358 freetoken

Berniebots live in their own fantasy world:

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He fucking lost. And no you don’t have the votes.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:00:17am

re: #360 jaunte

The cheating part was an independent using the Democratic party structure and voters for his own purposes.

He did other sleazy shit too.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:00:35am

re: #352 Teddy’s Person

Why the fuck is this guy given a national platform. G-Steph is such a hack.

[Embedded content]

Good to see Roger going the George Papadopolous route, which went oh so well for that moron.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:00:42am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

Sure, just keeping it brief.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:01:53am

re: #365 jaunte

Sure, just keeping it brief.

Absolutely

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:02:13am

re: #350 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No SOTU until the government is up and funded for the rest of the fiscal year

another first in the trump adminstration

the house forced to use the sotu as leverage

(i am not unhappy about this)

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ckkatz  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:02:33am

re: #231 Teddy’s Person

I have a GoldenDoodle. Trump has his WhackDoodles. Honestly, Trump would be better off being advised by a group of GoldenDoodles.

Wow! When D’Amato calls people “Whack-a-Doodles”, you know they have gone way above and beyond the call of “Whack-a-Doodle’ness”. We have, apparently, built a new and improved generation of “Whack-a-Doodles”.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:03:00am

My bff is in Hicksville Ohio because a cousin is in hospice. Her mom’s side of the family. Here’s a recipe from a cook book left to her in the will. 1986.

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retired cynic  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:03:07am

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for today:

apod.nasa.gov

From the Northern to the Southern Cross. Photographed in 30 images from the Atacama desert of northern Chili. THERE is a desktop photo for you!

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:03:08am

re: #337 HappyWarrior

They do. Sigh. To clarify, I mean encourage English and assimilation. Just because you retain Spanish doesn’t mean you’re not assimilating.

Being bi-lingual, the kids of immigrants will have advantages.

I always admired my father could speak Slovak and a bit of Russian. He learned that from his parents. He never really used it for any job, but it helped around the Eastern Europeans that lived in the old neighborhood.

Brokaw has become more codgerly. Chuck Todd keeps rolling him out for opinion.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:03:24am

re: #367 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

another first in the trump adminstration

the house forced to use the sotu as leverage

(i am not unhappy about this)

Because Trump would use SOTU to push his wall and his “deal” and berate the House for not accepting it.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:03:45am

re: #352 Teddy’s Person

Why the fuck is this guy given a national platform. G-Steph is such a hack.

Roger Stone: “That’s a question I’ll have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion … I would certainly testify honestly

Gee, Rog, what other way is there to testify under oath?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:05:18am

re: #371 ObserverArt

Being bi-lingual, the kids of immigrants will have advantages.

I always admired my father could speak Slovak and a bit of Russian. He learned that from his parents. He never really used it for any job, but it helped around the Eastern Europeans that lived in the old neighborhood.

Brokaw has become more codgerly. Chuck Todd keeps rolling him out for opinion.

Yeah it’s a great skill to have. My moms grandfather was far from rich but being multilingual served him well.

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:05:49am

re: #349 Myron Falwell

The longer he holds out on making that declaration, the less likely it becomes, if it was ever likely. And that’s the point.

Executing that declaration isn’t really in his plans. Of course no one has given any evidence that it wouldn’t be bitch-slapped to oblivion like Youngstown Steel got bitch-slapped by SCOTUS 44 years earlier. Trump knows it, his inner circle knows it, everyone who has a lawsuit on the ready against said execution knows it.

It’s not the act, but the threat of an act. He’s merely been using this threat to intimidate the Democrats into going his way, and son of a gun, it’s not working. It never had worked. And it will never work.

The thing about dominance politics is it only really works towards one end: Establishing that you are the one with the power and can do as you like. And the biggest part of that in what is currently going on is Donny does not simply want to get his funding, he wants a fait accompli from Nancy. He wants it made clear that, in the grand scheme of things, he is the head honcho and Congress answers to him. And an national emergency declaration doesn’t get him that, because it would be him going over Congress to get the money. Nancy would remain unbowed, Congress would remain defiant, and he’d still be stuck screaming on Twitter as his demands went nowhere with the House.

So he’ll keep threatening to use that declaration, threatening to override Congress to get what he wants. But he won’t go through with it because he doesn’t just want the money, he wants Nancy to bend a knee to him. And so long as he fails to get that, he can’t feel as though his dominance is established.

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:06:03am

re: #349 Myron Falwell

The longer he holds out on making that declaration, the less likely it becomes, if it was ever likely. And that’s the point.

Executing that declaration isn’t really in his plans. Of course no one has given any evidence that it wouldn’t be bitch-slapped to oblivion like Youngstown Steel got bitch-slapped by SCOTUS 44 years earlier. Trump knows it, his inner circle knows it, everyone who has a lawsuit on the ready against said execution knows it.

It’s not the act, but the threat of an act. He’s merely been using this threat to intimidate the Democrats into going his way, and son of a gun, it’s not working. It never had worked. And it will never work.

I think you give trump WAAAY tooi credit for thinking. About anything. Ever.

That is not working is why he’s going to do it.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:06:59am

re: #358 freetoken

Berniebots live in their own fantasy world:

No, the @DNC cheated us and even then they had to use super-delegates to force her on us.

Before you start typing out “OMG she didn’t cheat!” let me save you the effort.

It doesn’t matter if you believe they did. We believe it, and we have the votes

um….After all states had voted, Sanders stated,

“I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules. I move that all votes, all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:07:14am

re: #367 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

another first in the trump adminstration

the house forced to use the sotu as leverage

(i am not unhappy about this)

Yep, this is how you go after a narcissistic liar. Deny him his one true love: fame and attention.

And the line has already been drawn:

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:08:33am

re: #352 Teddy’s Person

Why the fuck is this guy given a national platform. G-Steph is such a hack.

[Embedded content]

Roger, you’ve nothing to offer him. If you did, he wouldn’t have had your ass woke up before dawn to be taken away in handcuffs. Your time to make a deal came and went, now you’re going to be lucky if you don’t end up sharing a cell with Paulie.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:08:50am

re: #370 retired cynic

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for today:

apod.nasa.gov

From the Northern to the Southern Cross. Photographed in 30 images from the Atacama desert of northern Chili. THERE is a desktop photo for you!

done

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Charles Johnson  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:09:50am
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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:09:52am

Look out lizards, I just discovered how to insert emojis. When emojis appear in comments, I thought it was because people were using their phone. But no, I found the emojis. 😊👍🎈💜

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:10:12am

re: #358 freetoken

Berniebots live in their own fantasy world:

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Are these the same super-delegates that the Bros rested their hopes of an upset at the convention, figuring if they could convince enough SDs that Bernie could win and Hillary couldn’t, they would overcome her delegate count and install him as the nominee?

Those super-delegates?

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:10:51am

re: #348 Targetpractice

Honestly, Pelosi should say tomorrow that if the GOP is going to enter into these negotiations with a view that Trump will get his money one way or another, then he’s wasting the nation’s time and dwindling patience. And that the Congressional GOP need to make clear that they will support whatever “deal” is made even if the White House threatens a veto.

Yep, cut that bullying bullshit right off. Make America very aware of it and make Trump feel the wrath of everyone for three more weeks.

Meanwhile, press on the Senators that are teetering and force Mitch’s hand too. Tell all of Congress no deals on a wall at this time unless we have full immigration reform pounded out. Security included, but no more screwing around.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:12:32am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:12:58am

re: #376 MsJ

I think you give trump WAAAY tooi credit for thinking. About anything. Ever.

That is not working is why he’s going to do it.

His simple-mindedness prevents him from going through with it, however. He’s had chance after chance after chance during this mess to execute the declaration … with cameras focused on him. One time during a primetime address in which everyone expected him to declare an emergency, and he didn’t.

That he doesn’t follow through with it is an awfully big tell.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:13:09am

re: #375 Targetpractice

The thing about dominance politics is it only really works towards one end: Establishing that you are the one with the power and can do as you like. And the biggest part of that in what is currently going on is Donny does not simply want to get his funding, he wants a fait accompli from Nancy. He wants it made clear that, in the grand scheme of things, he is the head honcho and Congress answers to him. And an national emergency declaration doesn’t get him that, because it would be him going over Congress to get the money. Nancy would remain unbowed, Congress would remain defiant, and he’d still be stuck screaming on Twitter as his demands went nowhere with the House.

So he’ll keep threatening to use that declaration, threatening to override Congress to get what he wants. But he won’t go through with it because he doesn’t just want the money, he wants Nancy to bend a knee to him. And so long as he fails to get that, he can’t feel as though his dominance is established.

not quite schoolhouse rock:
The Constitution - That Delicate Balance-Executive Privilege and Delegation of Powers

YouTube

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ckkatz  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:15:34am

re: #354 MsJ

[Embedded content]

“Rep Speier tells Ari Melber there “may be” 2 other people who have also lied to Congress”

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:15:50am

re: #227 BlueGrl21

I change it as I say it and leave parts out. I told my priest once, who said, “Skip it if you want. God doesn’t give a shit.”

I would leave out the “under god” line from the pledge when I was forced to say it. Mostly when I was at the Knights of Columbus with dad for some doings. Those people were big on a prayer and then pledge before we would get to eat.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:16:15am

re: #333 jaunte

[Embedded content]

You can always count on Meet The Presstitute to endlessly recite Republican talking points!

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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:16:58am

re: #375 Targetpractice

The thing about dominance politics is it only really works towards one end: Establishing that you are the one with the power and can do as you like. And the biggest part of that in what is currently going on is Donny does not simply want to get his funding, he wants a fait accompli from Nancy. He wants it made clear that, in the grand scheme of things, he is the head honcho and Congress answers to him. And an national emergency declaration doesn’t get him that, because it would be him going over Congress to get the money. Nancy would remain unbowed, Congress would remain defiant, and he’d still be stuck screaming on Twitter as his demands went nowhere with the House.

So he’ll keep threatening to use that declaration, threatening to override Congress to get what he wants. But he won’t go through with it because he doesn’t just want the money, he wants Nancy to bend a knee to him. And so long as he fails to get that, he can’t feel as though his dominance is established.

Well put. It’s come out that this whole wall thing was just a way to keep Trump on track. But he has internalized “build the wall.” In addition to him just wanting to get his own way to assert his power, “build the wall” also plays into how he thinks of himself as a builder instead of a brander. “Build the wall” feeds into Trump’s ego on so many different levels. Not getting his wall will be an enormous blow to his ego, and that will be delightful.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:21:57am
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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:23:31am
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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:25:32am

re: #361 Teddy’s Person

They keep teasing me that Junior’s going down. At this point, nothing will satisfy me except Senior throwing Junior under an actual bus.

Well, Mueller has been doing what everyone has said all along… Working his way up the ladder.

It’s gonna happen.

Buckle up. The next six months are going to be a big, hairy assed bumpy ride.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:26:20am

re: #393 MsJ

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It’s yet another Russian Troll. Note the few tweets and likes along with the endless asskissing Bernie tweets!

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ObserverArt  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:28:56am

re: #394 MsJ

Well, Mueller has been doing what everyone has said all along… Working his way up the ladder.

It’s gonna happen.

Buckle up. The next six months are going to be a big, hairy assed bumpy ride.

I have a feeling it is more like the next six seeks. Now that the Democrat House Reps are in place and can start working I think the revelations will be coming quickly and the heat is on like never before.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:30:16am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:30:26am

I got a feeling Nunes is next.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:31:35am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:34:06am

re: #397 Charles Johnson

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Yep and Bernie doesn’t say a thing.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:34:12am

re: #398 Joe Bacon 🌹

I got a feeling Nunes is next.

a sitting representative

wow

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:36:15am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:36:56am

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s panicking.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:41:45am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

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MsJ  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:49:59am

re: #398 Joe Bacon 🌹

I got a feeling Nunes is next.

Good. Let’s hope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2019 • 11:51:09am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:01:29pm

re: #397 Charles Johnson

And it’s the same re-litigation of the 2016 primaries from all of them, word by word.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:02:03pm

re: #403 HappyWarrior

He’s panicking.

Yep, and I chuckled at Wilson’s “President Panic McFlopsweat” jab.

Heh.

Time to call it a day - up early for work tomorrow. Have fun, Lizards.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:02:52pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:04:29pm

Convince me Bernie isn’t going to fuck everything up again in 2020. I’m legit worried this is going to happen.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:06:17pm

re: #409 Teddy’s Person

Someone’s syntax and language skills are off.

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Alephnaught  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:07:04pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

[Embedded content]

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Targetpractice  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:08:31pm

re: #409 Teddy’s Person

[Embedded content]

Suggest seeking medical help, as the fellow seems to have suffered a stroke.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:10:13pm

re: #410 Eclectic Cyborg

Convince me Bernie isn’t going to fuck everything up again in 2020. I’m legit worried this is going to happen.

I wish I could. Bernie learned nothing from 2016. If anything, I suspect he’s spent the past few years nursing his grudges.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:12:11pm

re: #414 Teddy’s Person

I wish I could. Bernie learned nothing from 2016. If anything, I suspect he’s spent the past few years nursing his grudges.

I just hope the DNC/DCCC has learned something: Keep him out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:16:05pm

re: #397 Charles Johnson

Very noticeable that what seem to be Russian trolls are all over Twitter pimping for Bernie Sanders and attacking his potential opponents. VERY noticeable.]

let’s hope that people start to catch on to this stuff

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Myron Falwell  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:17:14pm

re: #414 Teddy’s Person

I wish I could. Bernie learned nothing from 2016. If anything, I suspect he’s spent the past few years nursing his grudges.

His supporters/enablers are worse than even he is.

The one saving grace is that the current crop of candidates** is stronger, deeper and haven’t been subjected to the decades of demonization Hillary had to endure through the far right. She was unfortunately weakened and Bernie exploited that weakness. A lot of his unbearableness came through sheer luck in 2016, luck he won’t see this time around.

To be blunt, I’m more worried about Jill Stein doing more Russian ratfuckery next year, assuming that the SCO hasn’t zeroed on her sorry ass before then. The receipts against her are obvious and out in the goddam open.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:17:18pm

re: #415 GlutenFreeJesus

I just hope the DNC/DCCC has learned something: Keep him out.

or basically add some tough terms that he is not likely to accept, like promising to support the winner regardless

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:23:49pm

re: #362 HappyWarrior

He fucking lost. And no you don’t have the votes.

The only way they do is by disallowing all the votes cast by Black voters…

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:39:41pm

re: #297 ObserverArt

Watching some of the end of the Daytona 24 hour race. What’s up with that crappy weather Florida??? Heavy rain, wind, cold. Sheesh. Get the state travel bureau on the phone!!!

Yeah, raining on the pro bowl also.

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KerFuFFler  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:52:47pm

re: #164 bd(it’s all true)

Hard to figure out why a guy as good at math at him went bankrupt multiple times?

Actually neither Trump, Ivanka nor Donald Jr can perform simple arithmetic:

YouTube

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 27, 2019 • 12:57:28pm

re: #417 Myron Falwell

To be blunt, I’m more worried about Jill Stein doing more Russian ratfuckery next year, assuming that the SCO hasn’t zeroed on her sorry ass before then. The receipts against her are obvious and out in the goddam open.

Or Tulsi. She may do a Cynthia McKinney and grab the Green ring.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2019 • 1:38:55pm

re: #337 HappyWarrior

They do. Sigh. To clarify, I mean encourage English and assimilation. Just because you retain Spanish doesn’t mean you’re not assimilating.

Wonder what language Melanoma speaks to her parents?


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