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Alephnaught  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:35:26am

From last thread:

re: #175 Belafon

That Prestor Jane website is rather interesting. She’s made a good attempt to nail down the cult dynamic that is prevelant in right-wing circles. (But not exclusively- see Berniebros and TERFs.)

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:35:53am

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, the Brits are still figuring out how to gaze at their navels:

Breaking: MPs vote against Jeremy Corbyn’s amendment to avoid no deal Brexit

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:37:46am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:38:13am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:39:50am

Roger Stone has a weird squished head.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:39:59am

Stone dresses as if he was a pimp on Sesame Street.

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:40:49am

I don’t really understand May’s “Plan B”. It strikes me as “let’s try Plan A over again”:

May:

‘If you want to tell Brussels what this House will accept, you have to vote for it. If you want to leave with a deal, you have to vote for it.

Talk about passing the buck. The problem isn’t with Brussels, though May uses that in the same way that Trump uses “California” or “New York”.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:41:31am

re: #3 jaunte

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They’ll do what they always do at least once a month: Lump it in under the general heading of “Cops killed this year” to argue that there’s a “War on Cops” and that groups like BLM are responsible for such.

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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:41:46am
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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:43:19am

re: #8 Targetpractice

They’ll do what they always do at least once a month: Lump it in under the general heading of “Cops killed this year” to argue that there’s a “War on Cops” and that groups like BLM are responsible for such.

A police union rep on local television last night gave the impression that the deaths were caused by anyone who was critical of police in the last couple of years.

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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:44:35am

re: #9 CongoJack

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:45:32am
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:46:24am

re: #7 freetoken

I don’t really understand May’s “Plan B”. It strikes me as “let’s try Plan A over again”:

May:

Talk about passing the buck. The problem isn’t with Brussels, though May uses that in the same way that Trump uses “California” or “New York”.

The reality of all this is that the Tories in general and May in particular seemed to think like Trump did with the shutdown: That the threat of the UK up and leaving the EU would give them leverage because Brussels would be shocked and frightened by the prospect and rush to offer a sweet deal to maintain good relations.

What they found was that Brussels has larger concerns than one of its problem children making idle threats and that’s that the other children might get it in their own heads to push for such deals with their own threats to leave. So even if there were those who wants to give the UK a “better” deal (spoilers: There’s not), the needs of the EU override the needs of a bunch of self-important pricks at 10 Downing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:47:12am

re: #4 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I find this quite disturbing.

Dude carries out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History and we have no idea why? He obviously put a lot of planning into it. There had to be some kind of motivation. People don’t just do that for shits and giggles.

He had to be angry or depressed over someone or something to consciously bring himself to the point of being able to carry out that plan.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:49:22am

re: #11 CongoJack

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Very interesting choice. I can’t remember any time where the response was given by a politician that isn’t currently in an elected national political seat.

I look forward to what she has to say. I have a feeling it is going to be good as why else would they pick her. And that is not a criticism of any kind, I think she must have something powerful to state and maybe the Democrats are helping her and others like her in elections in the future.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:51:29am

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

I find this quite disturbing.

Dude carries out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History and we have no idea why? He obviously put a lot of planning into it. There had to be some kind of motivation. People don’t just do that for shits and giggles.

He had to be angry or depressed over someone or something to consciously bring himself to the point of being able to carry out that plan.

If he was a loner, told no one and more or less did it quickly how would anyone know his motivation?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:52:01am

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

I find this quite disturbing.

Dude carries out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History and we have no idea why? He obviously put a lot of planning into it. There had to be some kind of motivation. People don’t just do that for shits and giggles.

He had to be angry or depressed over someone or something to consciously bring himself to the point of being able to carry out that plan.

He wanted to be famous.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:52:29am

re: #7 freetoken

I don’t really understand May’s “Plan B”. It strikes me as “let’s try Plan A over again”:

May:

Talk about passing the buck. The problem isn’t with Brussels, though May uses that in the same way that Trump uses “California” or “New York”.

This is all Cameron’s fault. May was presented a losing hand and she wasn’t forceful enough or clever enough to figure out a way around it.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:55:39am

Yeah, well, no shit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:58:44am

re: #16 ObserverArt

If he was a loner, told no one and more or less did it quickly how would anyone know his motivation?

But he had been planning this operation for a long time and had various targets. So not so quickly. But certainly possible that he did not leave a written record of the reason and that he never confided his intentions to another.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 11:59:22am

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

I find this quite disturbing.

Dude carries out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History and we have no idea why? He obviously put a lot of planning into it. There had to be some kind of motivation. People don’t just do that for shits and giggles.

He had to be angry or depressed over someone or something to consciously bring himself to the point of being able to carry out that plan.

He didn’t seem to have any accomplices, didn’t leave any writings or videos… without those sorts of things it’s damn near impossible to find a motive.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:00:43pm

re: #18 Hecuba’s daughter

This is all Cameron’s fault. May was presented a losing hand and she wasn’t forceful enough or clever enough to figure out a way around it.

May took the job and pushed through with it for 2 years, long past the point where she might have vocalized that the whole thing was the dog’s bollocks and suggested abandonment or at least ratcheting down the nation’s expectations. Hell, she could go out there tomorrow, announce that Brexit was a mistake, and that Her Majesty’s Gov’t will be stepping back from Article 50.

She’s as much a willing participant as Cameron was for going along with this lunacy because he assumed it would never advance past the referendum.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:02:29pm

re: #18 Hecuba’s daughter

This is all Cameron’s fault. May was presented a losing hand and she wasn’t forceful enough or clever enough to figure out a way around it.

It was assumed that the EU would waver and buckle and offer the UK a Sweetheart Deal to keep it close to the Union.

They failed to see that the EU had no interest in setting such a precedent and made a test case out of the UK.

And the Tories failed to see that the clusterfuck of short-sighted self-interest that led to the Brexit referendum in the first place would never produce a majority to approve any deal that was less that a complete Cave on the part of the EU. They stood firm, and now the UK is teetering on the edge of disaster.

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:03:37pm
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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:04:23pm

re: #15 ObserverArt

Very interesting choice. I can’t remember any time where the response was given by a politician that isn’t currently in an elected national political seat.

I look forward to what she has to say. I have a feeling it is going to be good as why else would they pick her. And that is not a criticism of any kind, I think she must have something powerful to state and maybe the Democrats are helping her and others like her in elections in the future.

According to wikipedia, if you count non-SOTU address, Trump’s speech in 2017 had Beshear give the response in English and Astrid Silva give it in Spanish (Ms. Silva is an activist and a Dreamer). But actual SOTU responses are always governors or members of Congress.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:05:20pm

re: #20 Hecuba’s daughter

But he had been planning this operation for a long time and had various targets. So not so quickly. But certainly possible that he did not leave a written record of the reason and that he never confided his intentions to another.

I meant quickly in the manner that no one that knew him knew what he was doing. If he was slow and sloppy he may have been seen.

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lizardofid  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:07:08pm

re: #10 jaunte

A police union rep on local television last night gave the impression that the deaths were caused by anyone who was critical of police in the last couple of years.

That would be this guy.

abc13.com

ETA: This really bothered me. Upset doesn’t really cover it.

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Jay C  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:07:48pm

re: #25 KGxvi

According to wikipedia, if you count non-SOTU address, Trump’s speech in 2017 had Beshear give the response in English and Astrid Silva give it in Spanish (Ms. Silva is an activist and a Dreamer). But actual SOTU responses are always governors or members of Congress.

Well, given the vote-rigging shenanigans that the GA GOP pulled in the last election, one could probably make a good (if futile) case that Stacey Abrams actually IS a “Governor”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:08:13pm

re: #15 ObserverArt

Very interesting choice. I can’t remember any time where the response was given by a politician that isn’t currently in an elected national political seat.

I look forward to what she has to say. I have a feeling it is going to be good as why else would they pick her. And that is not a criticism of any kind, I think she must have something powerful to state and maybe the Democrats are helping her and others like her in elections in the future.

last official response was given by former Ky Gov Beshear

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Old Liberal  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:08:16pm

re: #17 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He wanted to be famous.

Like the guy who kidnapped the 13 yea old in Wisconsin,got a crazy idea in his head and carried it out.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:08:23pm

re: #27 lizardofid

“Enough is enough. If you’re the ones out there spreading the rhetoric that police officers are the enemy, well just know we’ve all got your number now,” Gamaldi said. “We’re going to be keeping track on all of y’all, and we’re going to make sure to hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers.”

That seemed like a threat against political opponents to me.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:09:31pm

Good work convincing everyone that police never abuse their power.

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Old Liberal  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:11:26pm

re: #32 jaunte

Good work convincing everyone that police never abuse their power.

Police unions are the only thing that make me think about being anti-union

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TedStriker  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:17:00pm

re: #31 jaunte

That seemed like a threat against political opponents to me.

It also sounds like a man that should be a fucking cop; the police are supposed to serve and protect the public, not the other way around.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:17:10pm

MAGAts heard him loud and clear.

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lizardofid  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:17:30pm

re: #31 jaunte

That seemed like a threat against political opponents to me.

Yep. And also seems like he piled up a shit-ton of good will from all corners of society, and set fire to it like so many leaves. All for cheap political points.

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Citizen K  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:18:29pm

re: #19 jaunte

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Yeah, well, no shit.

“Quietly.” Because heaven forbid they come out and issue an apology for those wrapped up in the scary ‘illegal’ panic despite being citizens. Not like anyone’s ever been deported for that kind of thing despite their citizenship or anything….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:18:40pm

re: #35 jaunte

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MAGAts heard him loud and clear.

Russian troll retweeted Levin.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:19:28pm

re: #35 jaunte

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MAGAts heard him loud and clear.

Hating the nstion’s leo. Twas not us who compared the men who arrested Stone to the Gestapo. Wanting LEO accountability isn’t anti law enforcement despite what that moron Levin says.

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lizardofid  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:19:53pm

re: #35 jaunte

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MAGAts heard him loud and clear.

Dan Patrick’s replacement someday.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:21:57pm

re: #25 KGxvi

According to wikipedia, if you count non-SOTU address, Trump’s speech in 2017 had Beshear give the response in English and Astrid Silva give it in Spanish (Ms. Silva is an activist and a Dreamer). But actual SOTU responses are always governors or members of Congress.

she certainly should have been…

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:22:26pm

re: #28 Jay C

Well, given the vote-rigging shenanigans that the GA GOP pulled in the last election, one could probably make a good (if futile) case that Stacey Abrams actually IS a “Governor”.

gmta (again)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:22:32pm

Libs hate law enforcement but the FBI who arrested Stone are the Gestapo. Gee

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:22:57pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Hating the nstion’s leo. Twas not us who compared the men who arrested Stone to the Gestapo. Wanting LEO accountability isn’t anti law enforcement despite what that moron Levin says.

A fun game to play with wingnuts is asking them if they trust the government and then asking them if they trust the police and then, inevitably, having to remind them that the police are part of the government.

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Jay C  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:24:07pm

re: #10 jaunte

A police union rep on local television last night gave the impression that the deaths were caused by anyone who was critical of police in the last couple of years.

Looking at the news reports of the Houston raid that resulted in those deaths (the suspects) and injuries (four cops) it’s really hard to see where “pot-stirring” had anything to do with it. It seems like a fairly “normal” bust-in drug raid: except that the suspects were strapped and opened fire on the officers. Who promptly blew them away.

Must one of those police-union by-laws: union heads are obliged to spout tough-talk rhetoric after every incident, regardless of circumstances.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:24:25pm

re: #44 KGxvi

A fun game to play with wingnuts is asking them if they trust the government and then asking them if they trust the police and then, inevitably, having to remind them that the police are part of the government.

The military too when they’re deriding federal employees.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:24:28pm

re: #37 Citizen K

“Quietly.” Because heaven forbid they come out and issue an apology for those wrapped up in the scary ‘illegal’ panic despite being citizens. Not like anyone’s ever been deported for that kind of thing despite their citizenship or anything….

and quietly because if it becomes too big a story trumps recent narrative about all the illegal voting goes down the toilet

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:24:41pm
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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:24:57pm

re: #45 Jay C

Never let an opportunity to threaten critics be wasted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:25:58pm

re: #33 Old Liberal

Police unions are the only thing that make me think about being anti-union

Police Unions are not so much unions as “professional associations” like the American Medical Association or the Bar Association. They are about sheltering their own from responsibility.

Similar things can be said about Teachers’ unions, but the comparisons end there: teachers can put you in detention but cannot arrest or detain you at their discretion, for starters…

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:26:58pm

Looking at Twitter… the MAGAminions have yet to jump en masse into the trending Stacey Abrams stream.

It will take them a few minutes until their leaders of ick send out the programming-memes.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:27:24pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Hating the nstion’s leo. Twas not us who compared the men who arrested Stone to the Gestapo. Wanting LEO accountability isn’t anti law enforcement despite what that moron Levin says.

what ‘libs hate’ is out of control, unchecked, free wheeling, i can do what i want, arrest anybody, shoot anybody i want, no oversight, no consequences leos

and their bosses and the institutionalization that permits, condones and promotes this attitude

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:28:11pm

so, those Houston PD officers shot yesterday…moron-in-chief is strangely silent.

wonder why…

oh

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:28:30pm

re: #52 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

what ‘libs hate’ is out of control, unchecked, free wheeling, i can do what i want, arrest anybody, shoot anybody i want, no oversight, no consequences leos

and their bosses and the institutionalization that permits, condones and promotes this attitude

Nuance is a bitch if you’re a simpleton like Levin.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:30:17pm
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:30:33pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

Nuance is a bitch if you’re a simpleton like Levin.

if they didnt meaninglessly broadbrush everything, they’d have nothing to say

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:30:39pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:31:37pm

re: #55 Single-handed sailor

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It’s simple:

Russia is a nation of white people.

China makes all the shit we rely upon.

North Korea fondled his wrinkly balls long enough to get him to believe he was “winning.”

And his base lives in constant fear of brown people.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:33:53pm

re: #32 jaunte

Good work convincing everyone that police never abuse their power.

I remember in the early 2000’s, right wing talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Larry Elder, Dennis Prager, and John & Ken regularly attacked police whistleblowers during some of the police brutality scandals like Rampart. They called them rats and snitches, words used by criminals and mafioso against people exposing their wrongdoings. Cops like Frank Serpico are true heroes in uniform.

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Alephnaught  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:34:57pm

@daftlimmy is trolling Piers Morgan.

Tweet in private because Glaswegian Language.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:36:11pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:37:24pm

re: #59 DodgerFan1988

I remember in the early 2000’s, right wing talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Larry Elder, Dennis Prager, and John & Ken regularly attacked police whistleblowers during some of the police brutality scandals like Rampart. They called them rats and snitches, words used by criminals and mafioso against people exposing their wrongdoings. Cops like Frank Serpico are true heroes in uniform.

They’re the same fuckheads who still believe that “Broken Windows” and “Stop and Frisk” worked and cried tears the day both were finally dumped in the Dustbin of History.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:38:04pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:38:11pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Nancy Pelosi is totally out of fucks to give.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:40:01pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:42:33pm

re: #57 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Schultz is the 2020 version of Ross Perot: A rich white asshole who thinks the answer to America’s problems start and end with “Give me and my friends even more power to run your lives.” And that there’s a “silent majority” who is eager for him to lead the way.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:43:32pm

re: #62 Targetpractice

They’re the same fuckheads who still believe that “Broken Windows” and “Stop and Frisk” worked and cried tears the day both were finally dumped in the Dustbin of History.

Don’t forget they also wanted filming the police to be illegal. And Republican lawmakers actually tried to pass laws making it a felony to film a police arrest or shooting, because “obstruction of justice; police can’t do their jobs if they know they’re being filmed.”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:43:45pm
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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:44:05pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:45:09pm

re: #69 jaunte

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Don Quixote looks upon these nimrods and thinks “Guys, seriously, give it up.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:45:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:47:06pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:48:44pm

We’ve a week to go til the SOTU, so I expect we’re gonna get a lot of “Why did the Dems go with someone who lost?” hot takes.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:49:06pm

re: #70 Targetpractice

Don Quixote looks upon these nimrods and thinks “Guys, seriously, give it up.”

Smashing and grabbing as long as they can.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:49:12pm
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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:49:17pm

re: #73 Targetpractice

We’ve a week to go til the SOTU, so I expect we’re gonna get a lot of “Why did the Dems go with someone who lost?” hot takes.

Many MAGA tweets already along that line.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:51:08pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:51:45pm

The Brexit clusterfuck continues apace:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:51:46pm

re: #70 Targetpractice

Don Quixote looks upon these nimrods and thinks “Guys, seriously, give it up.”

Its messaging to the oligarchs to remind them who is on their side and to keep the $$ flowing.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:52:29pm

Actually, having spent time listening to way too much Faux in recent weeks due to my dad having it on almost constantly during the shutdown, I can guess at what they’ll settle on by tomorrow: “The Dems didn’t call up AOC or another of their socialists to give the rebuttal because they know people are scared by socialists. So they put out a black woman who isn’t in office because critics will be afraid to attack her for fear of being called ‘racist’ and she can say whatever she likes because she won’t suffer any political consequences.”

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:56:16pm

re: #80 Targetpractice

Actually, having spent time listening to way too much Faux in recent weeks due to my dad having it on almost constantly during the shutdown, I can guess at what they’ll settle on by tomorrow: “The Dems didn’t call up AOC or another of their socialists to give the rebuttal because they know people are scared by socialists. So they put out a black woman who isn’t in office because critics will be afraid to attack her for fear of being called ‘racist’ and she can say whatever she likes because she won’t suffer any political consequences.”

AOC isn’t white, so it seems like she would be a good fit. Plus she could beat up on Trump for not spending money on Puerto Rico since that’s her lineage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:57:17pm
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Mike Lamb  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:58:00pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Homey’s mustache is absolute-freaking glorious.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:58:29pm

re: #81 Belafon

AOC isn’t white, so it seems like she would be a good fit. Plus she could beat up on Trump for not spending money on Puerto Rico since that’s her lineage.

Abrams is a smart choice to deliver the response. There is a senate race in Georgia in 2020, and it would sure help to get to a senate majority if Abrams ran and won that seat.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 29, 2019 • 12:59:34pm
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Kilroy was here  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:01:42pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

They changed the picture

Still not a good one however..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:03:21pm

dammit

CINCINNATI (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed Tuesday in a remote wooded area on its way to pick up a patient, killing all three crew members, authorities said.

Survival Flight medical transportation reported around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday losing communication with a helicopter flying from the Mount Carmel Hospital in Grove City to pick up a patient from a hospital in Pomeroy, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Authorities located wreckage nearly three hours later in rugged terrain near the community of Zaleski, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Columbus.

The helicopter broke apart in a remote area connected only by logging trails, said Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers. Other state and local authorities helped at the crash site in Vinton County.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:04:40pm

Just went out to start my truck to warm up for the drive to work.

-10 F air temp.

-24 Wind Chill.

My beard is earning it’s keep! Yikes! I hate to think what 11:30 tonight will be like!

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ipsos  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:04:46pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

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Assuming there’s some sort of grift attached to that, because it’s a day ending in Y and he’s Jacob Ass-Wohl.

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TedStriker  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:05:40pm

re: #83 Mike Lamb

Homey’s mustache is absolute-freaking glorious.

Wilford Brimley must be his spirit animal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:06:13pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:09:50pm

re: #81 Belafon

AOC isn’t white, so it seems like she would be a good fit. Plus she could beat up on Trump for not spending money on Puerto Rico since that’s her lineage.

Which is why they’re going to assume that the DNC is somehow “ashamed” of her and handed this off to a “safe” choice like Abrams.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:10:45pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:12:29pm

re: #84 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Abrams is a smart choice to deliver the response. There is a senate race in Georgia in 2020, and it would sure help to get to a senate majority if Abrams ran and won that seat.

I agree, but if we’re going to go after people who attack Abrams for being racist, we could do the same with AOC. (Sometimes it takes me twice to get the statement right.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:12:53pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Charles Johnson  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:17:47pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:17:48pm

Only the little people pay taxes.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:19:03pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

Guess she’s got some bills to pay.

What a fucking shameless grifter - I’ll give her that.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:20:12pm

re: #66 Targetpractice

Schultz is the 2020 version of Ross Perot: A rich white asshole who thinks the answer to America’s problems start and end with “Give me and my friends even more power to run your lives.” And that there’s a “silent majority” who is eager for him to lead the way.

wait’ll he pulls out the charts and graphs

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:20:19pm
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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:21:43pm

re: #25 KGxvi

And invariably it has no effect on national politics or lead to further advancement.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:21:54pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

The American People have waited long enough for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to prove that she possesses the health and vigor necessary to serve on the Supreme Court

dont believe those words show up anywhere in the constitution w/r/t supreme court judges

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:22:03pm

re: #100 Single-handed sailor

“Yeah, we feel pretty good about our chances of not shooting the other foot off.” - Lamar Alexander

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:22:41pm
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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:23:22pm

re: #102 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

dont believe those words show up anywhere in the constitution w/r/t supreme court judges

Lack of vigor should cause Thomas to have to resign.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:23:29pm

re: #100 Single-handed sailor

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“On to the next hostage!”

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:23:55pm

re: #105 Belafon

Lack of vigor should cause Thomas to have to resign.

“Lack of vigor”? I’d like someone to prove Thomas still has a pulse.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:25:05pm

asshole

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EPR-radar  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:25:46pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

We should be more sympathetic to the plight of billionaires. Federal taxation is the only thing they truly fear because it is pretty much the only law they (kind of, sort of) have to follow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:26:06pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:26:38pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

asshole

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Ever hear of icy roads ya fucking moron triggered by non Evangelicals?

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:26:41pm

re: #102 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

dont believe those words show up anywhere in the constitution w/r/t supreme court judges

Pretty sure the phrase is “good behavior”, which has traditionally meant “until they die, resign, or are impeached.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:27:02pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

asshole

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Ah, that “compassionate conservatism” I’ve heard so much about.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:28:13pm

re: #100 Single-handed sailor

Unless the debt-limit amendment is “we no longer have a debt limit” they need to just go ahead and STFU

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:29:06pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They’re not “illegal immigrants,” so it doesn’t fit the Conservative narrative.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:29:47pm

re: #114 KGxvi

Unless the debt-limit amendment is “we no longer have a debt limit” they need to just go ahead and STFU

They’re trying desperately to regain some measure of leverage in these talks so they can introduce wall funding back into the mix. In such an atmosphere, threatening to default on the nation’s debts makes total sense.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:30:08pm

re: #101 lawhawk

And invariably it has no effect on national politics or lead to further advancement.

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It’s sort of like being picked for VP… nobody in their right mind would take the job unless they were ready to do nothing else ever again.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:31:47pm
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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:32:17pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

Ever hear of icy roads ya fucking moron triggered by non Evangelicals?

NYC metro area got turned into a 200 mile wide parking lot with the November storm, and we’re used to getting snow. All it takes is a bit of freezing rain and ice, and roads become impassable. Accidents happen, and everything snowballs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:32:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:34:52pm

re: #119 lawhawk

NYC metro area got turned into a 200 mile wide parking lot with the November storm, and we’re used to getting snow. All it takes is a bit of freezing rain and ice, and roads become impassable. Accidents happen, and everything snowballs.

Precisely. Can’t espect an idiot like Bevin to consider that shit tho.

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gocart mozart  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:35:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:35:41pm

FWIW I think Abrams is a great choice for the SOTU response and I think she will and should run for Senate in 2020.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:36:14pm

The costs of maintaining active-duty and National Guard troops on the southern border have risen to $235 million to date, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:36:49pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

Ever hear of icy roads ya fucking moron triggered by non Evangelicals?

Also if the buses wont start its hard to get the kids to the school safely. Then you are risking frostbite on the kiddos who don’t have reliable parents. Ya know there could be a collective… a group… say of people chosen by their peers to make sure that people are safe and don’t take unneeded risks. Those people chosen could then look to hire a person - someone super, say an intendent that could make those executive decisions on short notice for a group of peoples’ welfare.

*looks at Kentucky*

/shrug

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:36:51pm

re: #105 Belafon

Lack of vigor should cause Thomas to have to resign.

it’s an asshole statement (his not yours)

nevertheless, electoral-vote.com has a pretty good write up why this is a bonehead idea

they wrote it up when fox aired that stupid graphic last week

If Ginsburg is clearly unable to do her job, is there anything that anyone can do? The answer is: No. The only “remedy,” such as it is, would be to impeach Ginsburg. Such an action would run up against at least four major obstacles. The first is that all impeachments begin in the House

you can read the other three and the rest of the history wrt other judges

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:37:39pm

re: #124 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I had forgotten about them. We really need to get rid of them before Trump tries to declare his emergency, because having them there allows Trump to say he’s directing troops in their operation.

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:37:53pm
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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:39:51pm

re: #128 lawhawk

Destruction is destruction and it will cost everyone.

I’m not a PG&E customer, but I bet the cost of the fires will still affect my electricity rates.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:40:01pm

re: #66 Targetpractice

Schultz is the 2020 version of Ross Perot: A rich white asshole who thinks the answer to America’s problems start and end with “Give me and my friends even more power to run your lives.” And that there’s a “silent majority” who is eager for him to lead the way.

Perot had a lot of things going for him in 1992 that Schultz doesn’t have right now. The Democratic Party in 1992 was still in the wilderness and didn’t seem to know who or what it was going to be. GHW Bush had “lost” the conservative base of the GOP, as established by Buchanan’s challenge; and generally, with the economy souring Bush was losing mainstream support. The lack of social media, the internet, and even cable also helped Perot in 1992, he could literally buy infomericals on the big three networks and guarantee attention.

The Democratic Party today is much more sound and aware of what/who it is. The GOP is in disarray mostly because Trump “thrives” on chaos. Schultz couldn’t pull the audience that Perot did in 1992 by buying time on TV. And given the interactive nature of social media, his coverage is going to be a lot more negative than Perot.

And that still gets to the very real problem of nobody being able to identify Schultz’s base today.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:40:02pm

GOP just took a very bruising loss on the shutdown, stuck now trying to come up with something in 3 weeks that will kick the can further down the road in a manner that will satisfy everybody. Decide the best way forward is to up the ante by threatening to default on the nation’s debts unless the DNC bends to their demands.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:45:03pm

“It is often said that curiosity killed the cat, but what is less often stated is that the actual cause of death was the improper discharge of firearms by a poorly trained feline.”

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:45:53pm

re: #124 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Someone needs to ask him if Trump is getting his information about what’s happening from watching Sicario: Day of the Saldado

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:47:44pm

re: #128 lawhawk

Dur hur, that’s what you get you California Commies!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:51:57pm
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lizardofid  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:53:17pm

A little daydream material or the guitar aficionados. David Gilmour’s cleaning out the closet for charity.

rollingstone.com

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ipsos  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:55:50pm

Fascinating thing about Schultz’s disaster of a campaign: literally not ONE of my 3000+ FB friends has said a single word in support of it. And my friends (even now) span the ideological realm from frothing libertarians to a handful of RWNJs to still-devout Berners to more sane folks.

And literally not ONE of them has expressed any positive interest in Schultz as a contender.

You’d think that would mean something.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:56:10pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:58:02pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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NC-09 says “Hi.”

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piratedan  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:58:33pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

maybe he can set an example by Governating from a frigid classroom for a day….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:58:55pm

re: #139 Targetpractice

NC-09 says “Hi.”

*cough*Bryan Kemp*cough*

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:59:47pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What a fucking kook.

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makeitstop  Jan 29, 2019 • 1:59:53pm

re: #136 lizardofid

A little daydream material or the guitar aficionados. David Gilmour’s cleaning out the closet for charity.

rollingstone.com

I was just reading about that. His black Strat and his #001 Strat might fetch as much as a million each.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:00:01pm

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

*cough*Bryan Kemp*cough*

Florida 2000. Cough.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:00:20pm

North Carolina literally last year but yeah Tammany Hall.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:00:29pm

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

*cough*Bryan Kemp*cough*

We could probably throw Santis and Skeletor in there as well. Several races where it was pretty plain that the GOP was up to some bullshit, but in Bizarro World of GOP dogma, it’s the DNC who always cheats in elections.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:01:25pm

re: #146 Targetpractice

We could probably throw Santis and Skeletor in there as well. Several races where it was pretty plain that the GOP was up to some bullshit, but in Bizarro World of GOP dogma, it’s the DNC who always cheats in elections.

If you’re convinced the other side is cheating to win, it becomes very easy to justify your own cheating. Especially if you think your cause is just.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:01:47pm

But it Starbucks went out of business, where would Jacob Wohl overhear liberals whispering how much they secretly love Trump?

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:03:05pm

re: #147 KGxvi

If you’re convinced the other side is cheating to win, it becomes very easy to justify your own cheating. Especially if you think your cause is just.

Exactly, it’s the standard wingnut projection: “We’re not cheating, we’re leveling the playing field!”

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:04:29pm

re: #148 Blind Frog Belly White

But it Starbucks went out of business, where would Jacob Wohl overhear liberals whispering how much they secretly love Trump?

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Wingnuts caught in a massive conundrum: They want Schultz to run badly because they believe it will help split the vote enough to reelect Trump, but they also hate Starbucks with a fiery passion. Squaring the circle on this will be a thing to behold.

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Alephnaught  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:06:25pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:07:48pm
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Alephnaught  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:08:09pm

BTW: The First Minister of Scotland is not pleased.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:10:39pm

re: #151 Alephnaught

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I’ve got roots in Fermanagh near the ROI border. Brexit was done without any consideration of the Irish people.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:10:56pm

re: #153 Alephnaught

BTW: The First Minister of Scotland is not pleased.

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Brussels just rolls their eyes and makes a wanking motion at it all.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:11:04pm

re: #151 Alephnaught

The Art of the No Deal

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:12:07pm

blue boobies

sorry… :D

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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:12:39pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Used twitter to rant on this. I’m in Ken Buck’s district. How he stayed in office is beyond me.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:13:34pm

re: #137 ipsos

Fascinating thing about Schultz’s disaster of a campaign: literally not ONE of my 3000+ FB friends has said a single word in support of it. And my friends (even now) span the ideological realm from frothing libertarians to a handful of RWNJs to still-devout Berners to more sane folks.

And literally not ONE of them has expressed any positive interest in Schultz as a contender.

You’d think that would mean something.

The Billionaires Against Fair Taxes Party isn’t hugely popular on the book of faces? I’m shocked

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:14:07pm

re: #158 CongoJack

Used twitter to rant on this. I’m in Ken Buck’s district. How he stayed in office is beyond me.

What part of CO is this? I hear ya tho. We still have some nutters left too. Thankfully Dave Brat is gone.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:14:33pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

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blue boobies

sorry… :D

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:14:56pm

re: #154 HappyWarrior

I’ve got roots in Fermanagh near the ROI border. Brexit was done without any consideration of the Irish people.

I stll don’t understand how they’re going to resolve the Irish border.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:14:59pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

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blue boobies

sorry… :D

You rang?
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:15:32pm

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

re: #163 Blind Frog Belly White

Nuts! Too much time trying to find a picture!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:16:02pm

re: #162 jaunte

I stll don’t understand how they’re going to resolve the Irish border.

I don’t either.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:17:06pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:17:38pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I don’t either.

Ah, what’s the worst that could happen?
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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:17:45pm

re: #160 HappyWarrior

What part of CO is this? I hear ya tho. We still have some nutters left too. Thankfully Dave Brat is gone.

Oh good. Brat was… weird… to say the least.

I’m in Greeley, CO… basically the largest county by land size… it does a ton of oil (ugh - fracking) and a ton of agriculture (moo). We are about 50 minutes north of Denver. Greeley is seen as the next town to explode as all the other towns I’ve lived in the last couple decades have grown exponentially. In short we are the last medium sized town to explode in the front range.

It is very red here…. but it is shifting blue as the population goes up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:18:07pm

re: #166 Patricia Kayden

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Not a word from Trump on this and we know damn well what he’d be saying were this couple not white.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:19:21pm

re: #168 CongoJack

Oh good. Brat was… weird… to say the least.

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Yeah Brat was awful. Ah ok so far from Boulder then. I have an aunt there and my brother used to live in Steamboat Springs. I still want to visit the state one of these days.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:20:03pm

re: #166 Patricia Kayden

Conservatives jumped right to “support all police actions without comment or criticism, or you’re the enemy.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:20:27pm

re: #166 Patricia Kayden

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This is the sort of incident that the GOP spent the shutdown desperately hoping would involve at least one “illegal.” Instead, it’s two white people, so now they’re gonna try to bury it in the hopes that nobody brings up gun control.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:21:21pm

re: #171 jaunte

Conservatives jumped right to “support all police actions without comment or criticism, or you’re the enemy.”

Yet they accused the feds that arrested The Penguin of being worse than the raid that killed Escobar and OBL.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:22:37pm

re: #172 Targetpractice

This is the sort of incident that the GOP spent the shutdown desperately hoping would involve at least one “illegal.” Instead, it’s two white people, so now they’re gonna try to bury it in the hopes that nobody brings up gun control.

“We can’t legislate morality.” //

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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:25:19pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Yeah Brat was awful. Ah ok so far from Boulder then. I have an aunt there and my brother used to live in Steamboat Springs. I still want to visit the state one of these days.

Boulder is basically directly west of me… over I-25. Id say about an hour away given how bad traffic is over there.

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Alephnaught  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:25:21pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I don’t either.

I don’t think they do either. And I don’t think they actually cared- until it became an important part of the negotiations.

(And I’m still not entirely sure they properly care.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:25:34pm

Apparently Chuck Todd has Ron Fournier on to discuss Dems “panicking” over Schultz.

This is my biggest gripe against people who say, “The Dems have gone too far left!” - pretty much every “extreme” proposal cites is supported by a strong majority of voters in every poll, including AOC’s 70% marginal tax rate. Hell, 70% of Americans support Medicare For All!!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:27:17pm

re: #100 Single-handed sailor

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Go ahead, make my day. All the Democrats have to do is say “no” until the Republicans cave.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:27:56pm

re: #172 Targetpractice

This is the sort of incident that the GOP spent the shutdown desperately hoping would involve at least one “illegal.” Instead, it’s two white people, so now they’re gonna try to bury it in the hopes that nobody brings up gun control.

Back at Memorial Hermann Hospital Tuesday morning, Acevedo told elected officials to save their prayers.

“I appreciate your prayers, but frankly, we’ve got a community to pray for us,” he said. “The question is, what are policy makers willing to do besides prayers to address a public health epidemic?”

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:29:29pm

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

Booooooooooooobies.

Boobie!!!
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KerFuFFler  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:30:20pm

re: #17 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He wanted to be famous.

I’m glad I don’t remember his name.

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:30:40pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Yet they accused the feds that arrested The Penguin of being worse than the raid that killed Escobar and OBL.

They accuse FBI of heavy handed tactics on the same day the Houston PD is dealing with a shooting of four cops serving a warrant.

Yeah, tell me about how they should not take their safety seriously?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:32:41pm

This is sad.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:32:43pm

re: #126 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

it’s an asshole statement (his not yours)

nevertheless, electoral-vote.com has a pretty good write up why this is a bonehead idea

they wrote it up when fox aired that stupid graphic last week

you can read the other three and the rest of the history wrt other judges

I’d rather have Ginsburg in a coma in that seat than literally anyone Trump would appoint.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:32:54pm

re: #182 lawhawk

They accuse FBI of heavy handed tactics on the same day the Houston PD is dealing with a shooting of four cops serving a warrant.

Yeah, tell me about how they should not take their safety seriously?

Hasn’t Stone bragged about being loaded? At the very least, he’s shown a belligerent come and get me attitude that showed completely why what happened.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:33:37pm

re: #183 Patricia Kayden

This is sad.

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Infuriating. All because dipshit won’t get his stupid af wall.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:33:45pm

re: #185 HappyWarrior

He did threaten to kill a witness.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:34:03pm

re: #183 Patricia Kayden

This is sad.

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UGH! FUCK TRUMP!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:37:01pm

re: #187 jaunte

He did threaten to kill a witness.

Yes he did. He’s not the innocent old man that FNC was so desperate to portray him as.

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Teukka  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:39:05pm

Foxtrot. Uniform. Charlie. Kilo. Over.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:39:10pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:41:12pm

re: #177 Blind Frog Belly White

Apparently Chuck Todd has Ron Fournier on to discuss Dems “panicking” over Schultz.

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This is my biggest gripe against people who say, “The Dems have gone too far left!” - pretty much every “extreme” proposal cites is supported by a strong majority of voters in every poll, including AOC’s 70% marginal tax rate. Hell, 70% of Americans support Medicare For All!!

I guess telling Schultz to go piss up a rope is called panicking now.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:41:21pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He was a major part of the Republican loss. He could have stood up to Trump and voted on a clean CR much earlier.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:41:35pm

re: #171 jaunte

Conservatives jumped right to “support all police actions without comment or criticism, or you’re the enemy.”

Ironic that Conservatives never memorialized the 4 ATF agents murdered by child molester David Koresh and his cult followers.

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:41:51pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

Watch for the poison pill. He’s fine with a bill that prevents further shutdowns so long as the CR cuts funding. Just watch what he and the GOP are going to propose and then accept.

They’re trying to avoid the appearance of being screwed by another shutdown, all while laying the groundwork for the next one.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:42:27pm

re: #154 HappyWarrior

I’ve got roots in Fermanagh near the ROI border. Brexit was done without any consideration of the Irish people.

re: #151 Alephnaught

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I read some of the responses to that tweet and it appears that there is a way around this that would essentially preserve the current relationship between Northern Ireland and ROI and handle the cross-border traffic. Seemed to be some criticism that Rep Boyle did not fully understand the situation. OTOH I certainly don’t so maybe the proposed alternative is not viable.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:42:55pm

re: #194 DodgerFan1988

Ironic that Conservatives never memorialize the 4 ATF agents murdered by David Koresh and his cult followers.

It’s not too different from how Philando Castile should have just listened but the Bundy family were victims. Conservatives will always side with LEO over minorities and always with white radicals over LEO.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:43:45pm

re: #195 lawhawk

Watch for the poison pill. He’s fine with a bill that prevents further shutdowns so long as the CR cuts funding. Just watch what he and the GOP are going to propose and then accept.

They’re trying to avoid the appearance of being screwed by another shutdown, all while laying the groundwork for the next one.

Or without going that far, he’ll reject any anti-shutdown bill that doesn’t give him the whiphand.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:45:18pm

re: #196 Hecuba’s daughter

I read some of the responses to that tweet and it appears that there is a way around this that would essentially preserve the current relationship between Northern Ireland and ROI and handle the cross-border traffic. Seemed to be some criticism that Rep Boyle did not fully understand the situation. OTOH I certainly don’t so maybe the proposed alternative is not viable.

Well it’s pretty complicated. Right now NI and the ROI share a soft border, a result of the Good Friday Agreement. Brexit however complicates that. They could maintain the status quo. They could return to the hard border which would be miltarized. Or the other outcome could be Irish reunification. The problem is though NI still has divisions. Brexit passed there but it was among lines. The Catholic areas were much like Scotland, in favor of staying in the EU but the more Protestant areas were in favor of leaving.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:45:23pm

re: #177 Blind Frog Belly White

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:46:03pm

re: #200 Patricia Kayden

Evergreen.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:46:14pm

re: #200 Patricia Kayden

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:47:42pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:48:05pm

Election season is only really starting in earnest and already we’re getting the full barrage of “The DNC isn’t acting in good faith and that’s why we need a thirty party candidate!”

Oy-fuckin’-vey.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:48:33pm
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plansbandc  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:49:00pm

re: #183 Patricia Kayden

It makes me absolutely sick. I hope karma slaps the shit out of those responsible, including the orange bag.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:49:15pm

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

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Because coal is dying. It’s been dying.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:49:25pm

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

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“Well yeah, but that’s because of Obama’s coal-killing regulations! If Dems just worked with Trump, he could have gotten rid of those regulations and saved those plants!”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:49:52pm

re: #155 Targetpractice

Brussels just rolls their eyes and makes a wanking motion at it all.

Its a runaway train rapidly approaching a collapsed bridge on March 29, and I don’t have the slightest idea how they are going to avoid plunging into the abyss.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:50:13pm

Re: Discussion above on repealing the estate tax.

Does the Senate really believe that anything along those lines would pass the House? Is this talk all in response to Warren’s wealth tax? What are they thinking to accomplish? Given the annual deficit, how are they seriously talking about this?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:51:00pm

re: #162 jaunte

I stll don’t understand how they’re going to resolve the Irish border.

No-one else does either.

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Jay C  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:51:32pm

re: #177 Blind Frog Belly White

Apparently Chuck Todd has Ron Fournier on to discuss Dems “panicking” over Schultz.

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This is my biggest gripe against people who say, “The Dems have gone too far left!” - pretty much every “extreme” proposal cites is supported by a strong majority of voters in every poll, including AOC’s 70% marginal tax rate. Hell, 70% of Americans support Medicare For All!!

And one of MY biggest gripes is that the national Democrats don’t push the point (even given the pathetic biases of the “MSM”) that these “extreme” “leftist” policies have broad approval among the public, and are in fact, well in the mainstream of American politics.

But of course, that would have to highlight the fact that it’s RW/Republican policies and programs that are the ones “out of touch” with national opinion, and we can’t have that, ‘cuz both sides, y’know…..

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:51:46pm

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

The coal plants are getting retired at a faster clip because the economy of running them isn’t there. It’s cheaper to go to natgas, both on building new, doing the emissions, and the costs for materials.

Costs for renewables are also falling, meaning that coal is even less likely to be a solution.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:53:23pm

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

“Hi, I want to spend over $2K on a folder but can you please make it look like something in the bargain bin at Spencer’s Gifts?”

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gwangung  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:54:07pm

Epic trolling.

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:55:38pm

re: #212 Jay C

I’m sure the Democrat that was on with Fornier made a point to bring it up.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:56:01pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:56:07pm

re: #50 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had long arguments with Loomis at LGM about LE unions. Loomis thinks every worker in America should be unionized, including the military. Leaving the constitutional issues with unions in the military aside, I argued that any officer of the government who has power to take life of the citizenry should not be in a union because it subverts their responsibility to the people and is antagonistic to the principle that they are subordinate to elected officials.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:56:44pm

re: #217 goddamnedfrank

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:58:58pm

re: #210 Hecuba’s daughter

Re: Discussion above on repealing the estate tax.

Does the Senate really believe that anything along those lines would pass the House? Is this talk all in response to Warren’s wealth tax? What are they thinking to accomplish? Given the annual deficit, how are they seriously talking about this?

They only care about the deficit when there is a Democrat in the WH. Its a messaging bill to the donors reminding them to keep the $$ flowing to the GOP.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 2:59:29pm

re: #217 goddamnedfrank

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:01:02pm

I do see Tulsi has a primary challenger. Good.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:01:31pm

re: #213 lawhawk

I wish Republicans and Trump would just say that out loud. Remember what happened when Secretary Clinton suggested that she would retrain coal miners if she won the presidency? Given the backlash, you would have thought she had said that she was going to behead them one by one on Pennsylvania Avenue. Coal is a dying industry and everyone needs to just admit that.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:02:03pm

re: #218 Scottish Dragon

I had long arguments with Loomis at LGM about LE unions. Loomis thinks every worker in America should be unionized, including the military. Leaving the constitutional issues with unions in the military aside, I argued that any officer of the government who has power to take life of the citizenry should not be in a union because it subverts their responsibility to the people and is antagonistic to the principle that they are subordinate to elected officials.

I don’t have a problem with it; we badly need strong unions to look out for workers.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:04:18pm

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

Today in “WTF WHY?!” aka “Mall Ninjas are weird and clearly have too much money.”

If I had stupid money, I’d rather get this once I verified it was an antique rather than reproduction:
ebay.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:07:06pm

re: #223 Patricia Kayden

I wish Republicans and Trump would just say that out loud. Remember what happened when Secretary Clinton suggested that she would retrain coal miners if she won the presidency? Given the backlash, you would have thought she had said that she was going to behead them one by one on Pennsylvania Avenue. Coal is a dying industry and everyone needs to just admit that.

The coal miners are not interested in exploring alternatives that may require book learning. They are especially not interested in hearing suggestions from a woman. They are only interested in preserving the old way of life and not confronting the frightening new world out there.

Of course, part of the problem, despite what Bret Stephens has to say (nytimes.com), it’s possible that thanks to modern technology, there won’t be well-paying jobs available for much of the population.

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Jay C  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:08:50pm

re: #223 Patricia Kayden

I wish Republicans and Trump would just say that out loud. Remember what happened when Secretary Clinton suggested that she would retrain coal miners if she won the presidency? Given the backlash, you would have thought she had said that she was going to behead them one by one on Pennsylvania Avenue. Coal is a dying industry and everyone needs to just admit that.

And as long as there are 5 electoral votes at issue in WV, they won’t. Ever.

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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:09:51pm

re: #226 Hecuba’s daughter

The coal miners are not interested in exploring alternatives that may require book learning. They are especially not interested in hearing suggestions from a woman. They are only interested in preserving the old way of life and not confronting the frightening new world out there.

Of course, part of the problem, despite what Bret Stephens has to say (nytimes.com), it’s possible that thanks to modern technology, there won’t be well-paying jobs available for much of the population.

They want those old jobs because that’s all that the small burghs they hail from can support. The educational infrastructure for jobs that require more than a basic education just don’t exist and the cost of creating them would mean either relying upon federal funding or increasing local taxes. And since the first is treated as tantamount to socialism while the latter is viewed as the gateway drug to such, they choose to remain dirt poor and every bit as dumb because it worked for their families for generations.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:11:54pm

I can’t talk about coal as an expert but I think I know a little more than most and certainly more than Trump but coal was on the decline after WWII as my mom’s two grandfathers- both miners grew older and sicker from the years they worked in the mines. Story I always heard was that my grandfather after he dropped out of school tried working in the mines and steel mills. He hated it. He ended up being drafted. Used his GI money on trade school and became a brick mason and not long after my grandparents married, they moved down here. Johnstown’s coal mines were declining then and that was close to 65 years ago. You hate that people have lost their jobs but HRC did offer retraining which a lot of these guys didn’t want to hear which is honestly why I’m not too sympathetic.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:13:10pm

re: #228 Targetpractice

They want those old jobs because that’s all that the small burghs they hail from can support. The educational infrastructure for jobs that require more than a basic education just don’t exist and the cost of creating them would mean either relying upon federal funding or increasing local taxes. And since the first is treated as tantamount to socialism while the latter is viewed as the gateway drug to such, they choose to remain dirt poor and every bit as dumb because it worked for their families for generations.

I’m just glad that my grandparents wanted a better future for my mom and her brother. I always liked visiting Johnstown as a kid but visiting it two summers ago was sad because the town has definitely seen better days and bringing the mines back isn’t going to fix that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:18:07pm

I mean I’m sorry to sound unsympathetic but there are programs that could get these people new lines of work. I guess for my family mining wasn’t really a generational thing. It was just something that paid the bills as my ancestors hoped for better futures for their descendants.

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:20:35pm

re: #6 Joe Bacon 🌹

Stone dresses as if he was a pimp on Sesame Street.

I think he looks like Penguin (from the 1960’s Adam West TV version)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:21:16pm

re: #231 HappyWarrior

I agree. You can only have so much sympathy for a self inflicted wound.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:23:40pm

re: #233 NO SMOCKING GUN!

SCOTUS is going to vote on whether to effectively reverse Roe v. Wade within the next week.

MS tried to pass the same kind of law a few years ago to shut down the only abortion clinic remaining in this state. It was shot down in court last year.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:24:28pm

re: #235 Eclectic Cyborg

MS tried to pass the same kind of law a few years ago to shut down the only abortion clinic remaining in this state. It was shot down in court last year.

The difference being Kennedy has been replaced by Kavanaugh.

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danarchy  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:24:35pm

re: #232 sagehen

I think he looks like Penguin (from the 1960’s Adam West TV version)

Burgess Meredith is rolling in his grave right now.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:25:12pm

re: #232 sagehen

I think he looks like Penguin (from the 1960’s Adam West TV version)

Stone’s fascist cosplay:

“…[American architect Philip] Johnson embraced nearly everything Hitler stood for. As late as 1940, Johnson was insisting that photos of victims of the Nazis being shown in the American press were staged in Brooklyn. He openly talked about his hatred for the Jews — “a different breed of humanity, flitting about like locusts,” as he would later describe them — and his belief in racial purity.”

paleofuture.gizmodo.com

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:27:02pm
“The decline in fertility, so far as scientists have been able to discover, is unique in the history of the white race,” Johnson wrote in a 1938 article. “In short, the United States of America is committing race suicide.”

Compare to today’s “conservative thinkers.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:28:21pm

re: #239 jaunte

Compare to today’s “conservative thinkers.”

Yeah but Nazis were total liberals. // It’s pretty telling how much the modern right has in common with Nazis.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:29:44pm

re: #227 Jay C

And as long as there are 5 electoral votes at issue in WV, they won’t. Ever.

There are so many ways to 270 electoral votes that don’t require the 5 from WV. My favorite: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. You get there in just 11 states.

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Whack-A-Mole  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:30:13pm

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

Not a bad looking knife but $2200?

LOLno.

My $20 Kershaw does just fine for me thank you.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:30:32pm

re: #239 jaunte

Wait, that 1938 isn’t a typo, and it’s not supposed to be 2018?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:31:08pm

re: #243 KGxvi

Wait, that 1938 isn’t a typo, and it’s not supposed to be 2018?

Eerie isn’t it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:31:26pm
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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:32:47pm

re: #233 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Ugh…

By the time the 5th Circuit heard a constitutional challenge to Act 620, Justice Anthony Kennedy—who cast the fifth vote to strike down the Texas statute—had retired. He was poised to be replaced by Brett Kavanaugh, a hard-line abortion opponent eager to overturn Roe. And so, in clear anticipation of a shift away from abortion rights, a panel of judges for the 5th Circuit upheld the Louisiana law in June Medical Services v. Gee. The full 5th Circuit then declined to reverse the panel’s decision, with Trump’s four appointees voting to let the ruling stand. (Trump’s fifth appointee to the court, Kyle Duncan, recused himself because he helped defend Act 620 before joining the bench.)

THAT’S NOT HOW STARE DECISIS WORKS

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:33:31pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Yeah Brat was awful. Ah ok so far from Boulder then. I have an aunt there and my brother used to live in Steamboat Springs. I still want to visit the state one of these days.

I had lunch with Brat (in a group) several times and he was capable of being really charming and feigning reasonableness.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:34:58pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:36:46pm

re: #248 jaunte

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Translation: “I’m giving you the opportunity to show up voluntarily. Next step is I have your ass drug in here.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:37:26pm

re: #248 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:38:54pm

re: #247 Barefoot Grin

I had lunch with Brat (in a group) several times and he was capable of being really charming and feigning reasonableness.

I remember you mentioning that when he primaried Cantor. His bizarro Calvinist objectivism was weird.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:39:39pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:41:09pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:41:21pm

re: #246 KGxvi

Ugh…

THAT’S NOT HOW STARE DECISIS WORKS

That how it works for the Heritage Foundation List radicals that infest the Federal judiciary thanks to decades of Republican malfeasance.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:42:01pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Liking the choices.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:43:54pm

re: #251 HappyWarrior

I remember you mentioning that when he primaried Cantor. His bizarro Calvinist objectivism was weird.

It’s a perfect match for Ayn Randian economics. I don’t think his department got funding at that time from BB&T, but there was a branch less than a mile away from our offices! Brat was hugely popular with the Bros.

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:45:19pm

I guess this is what the MAGAdolts are running with:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:45:28pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

So this is the new strategy for Trump loyalists? Just stonewall the House committees and hope the President has your back?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:45:56pm

re: #256 Barefoot Grin

It’s a perfect match for Ayn Randian economics. I don’t think his department got funding at that time from BB&T, but there was a branch less than a mile away from our offices! Brat was hugely popular with the Bros.

Yeah no surprise there. He didn’t strike me as a particularly malicious guy but definitely nutty and I’m glad he’s gone. I have a lot of college friends from that district.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:46:56pm

re: #257 freetoken

I guess this is what the MAGAdolts are running with:

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Don’t y’all support Trump who declared bankruptcy multiple times? Abrams actually made something with her own name. Trump is a Daddy’s boy.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:47:08pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:47:43pm

re: #207 HappyWarrior

Because coal is dying. It’s been dying.

That damn free market.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:49:26pm

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

He’s got a very Trumpian perception of things, no?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:49:38pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:51:10pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:52:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 29, 2019 • 3:54:24pm
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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:02:06pm

The Brexit mess in Parliament today is just the latest circus of folk in the UK believing they are half-pregnant.

If it was not for Trump and his minions trying to implement the Idiocracy, May and her cohorts would win the buffoons-among-the-first-world award.

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EPR-radar  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:02:20pm

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

Howard Schultz is a political idiot whose moronic idea of running for the presidency is taken seriously only because he is filthy rich.

It’s a perfect example of how we don’t need to be having billionaires.

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KGxvi  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:03:35pm

I like this approach to the bible:

Instagram

Erik Griffin (@erikgriffin) has a different interpretation of the Bible🤣 Come out tomorrow night (1/30) at 7:45 to see @erikgriffin along with @ariesspears, and @mazjobrani. Then at 9:45 (1/30) we’ve got @iamrubenpaul, @georgelopez and more! Link to tix in bio🔥

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:03:35pm

re: #271 EPR-radar

Howard Schultz is a political idiot whose moronic idea of running for the presidency is taken seriously only because he is filthy rich.

The US has a long history of idolizing the rich.

I think it’s blowback from getting rid of titles and aristocracy, so we make our new aristocracy out of celebrities and the very rich.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:03:49pm

Florida bill would have students learn alternatives to climate change, evolution

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, said that schools need to teach “different worldviews” on issues like evolution and climate change. He asserts that textbooks now skew toward “uniformity” of thought.

How about some alternate math where 2+2=5?

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:05:52pm

re: #217 goddamnedfrank

My mood:

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:07:00pm

re: #240 HappyWarrior

Yeah but Nazis were total liberals. // It’s pretty telling how much the modern right has in common with Nazis.

It’s disgusting how Right Wing gaslighting has normalized extreme bigotry. I have Facebook friends, family members, and co-workers actually defending David Duke. “So what if he holds politically incorrect views!” “He’s never killed anyone or committed acts of violence, unlike Antifa or Black Lives Matter!” “All he wants is what’s best for America, unlike the traitorous Left!” And “The real KKK are the Democrats!”

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EPR-radar  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:13:55pm

re: #276 DodgerFan1988

It’s disgusting how Right Wing gaslighting has normalized extreme bigotry. I have Facebook friends, family members, and co-workers actually defending David Duke. “So what if he holds politically incorrect views!” “He’s never killed anyone or committed acts of violence, unlike Antifa or Black Lives Matter!” “All he wants is what’s best for America, unlike the traitorous Left!” And “The real KKK are the Democrats!”

It’s not like American Nazis ever went extinct. They just got very, very quiet after the Holocaust became known.

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Citizen K  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:17:37pm

re: #276 DodgerFan1988

It’s disgusting how Right Wing gaslighting has normalized extreme bigotry. I have Facebook friends, family members, and co-workers actually defending David Duke. “So what if he holds politically incorrect views!” “He’s never killed anyone or committed acts of violence, unlike Antifa or Black Lives Matter!” “All he wants is what’s best for America, unlike the traitorous Left!” And “The real KKK are the Democrats!”

re: #277 EPR-radar

It’s not like American Nazis ever went extinct. They just got very, very quiet after the Holocaust became known.

I know polls suggest that overall, the younger generations are, indeed, getting less racist, but it honestly doesn’t feel like it when you have so many my age or much younger spouting off the vilest sort of shit and openly defending the worst sort of actors online, and it can be so easily swept under the rug with the magic phrase ‘SJW’ or some shit. Like, it doesn’t feel like it’s getting much better when those who haven’t gotten better basically still own all the microphones and get to be even more open about their vileness with minimal accountability.

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:17:44pm

Bevin must think Wisconsin is made up of all wimps:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:23:09pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:26:12pm

re: #276 DodgerFan1988

It’s disgusting how Right Wing gaslighting has normalized extreme bigotry. I have Facebook friends, family members, and co-workers actually defending David Duke. “So what if he holds politically incorrect views!” “He’s never killed anyone or committed acts of violence, unlike Antifa or Black Lives Matter!” “All he wants is what’s best for America, unlike the traitorous Left!” And “The real KKK are the Democrats!”

If any of my family or friends posted favorably about David Duke, I would unfriend them. Being a Trumper is one thing, but supporting literal Nazis is beyond the pale.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:27:37pm

re: #279 freetoken

Bevin must think Wisconsin is made up of all wimps:

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It is currently -19 F in Hayward WI with a wind chill of -36. -40 is where both F & C say “FU it’s Cold!”

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Dave In Austin  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:34:52pm

re: #282 William Lewis

It is currently -19 F in Hayward WI with a wind chill of -36. -40 is where both F & C say “FU it’s Cold!”

You’re in Hayward? I used to spend my summers there as a young yute.

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Whack-A-Mole  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:35:31pm

re: #282 William Lewis

Nearly that bad over here in the Fox Valley. -30 wind chill. Pounded by snow yesterday and now this. I’m so ready to retire and become a snowbird.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:38:51pm

re: #284 Whack-A-Mole

Nearly that bad over here in the Fox Valley. -30 wind chill. Pounded by snow yesterday and now this. I’m so ready to retire and become a snowbird.

-50 from the Minnesota River basin.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:39:58pm

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Decatur Deb  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:40:27pm

re: #284 Whack-A-Mole

Nearly that bad over here in the Fox Valley. -30 wind chill. Pounded by snow yesterday and now this. I’m so ready to retire and become a snowbird.

re: #285 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

-50 from the Minnesota River basin.

The member from Lower Alabama abstains.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:40:32pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:40:33pm

re: #282 William Lewis

It is currently -19 F in Hayward WI with a wind chill of -36. -40 is where both F & C say “FU it’s Cold!”

-21 in St. Paul. The wind is brutal. As of this evening, the state agency that I work for is going to be open tomorrow, but my supervisor has given us the option to work at home. I’m 50/50 as to whether or not I step outside tomorrow. On Saturday, it’s going to be +38 with rain in the forecast for two days.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:40:42pm

re: #281 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If any of my family or friends posted favorably about David Duke, I would unfriend them. Being a Trumper is one thing, but supporting literal Nazis is beyond the pale.

Trump supports literal Nazis like those who committed murder and beat up people in Charlottesville.

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retired cynic  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:42:11pm

re: #285 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

-50 from the Minnesota River basin.

Heck, down near St Louis, the wind chill now is -7. I can vouch for that, having been out to feed birds, cats and horse. (And yes, I would bring all the feral cats inside if I could catch them! Have set up snug areas for them in several places, and I see faces when I look at them.)

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:44:00pm

re: #287 Decatur Deb

The member from Lower Alabama abstains.

Better to be cold than dodging tornadoes…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:45:11pm

re: #292 William Lewis

Better to be cold than dodging tornadoes…

You could be us - we get both.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:45:19pm

re: #289 stpaulbear

-21 in St. Paul. The wind is brutal. As of this evening, the state agency that I work for is going to be open tomorrow, but my supervisor has given us the option to work at home. I’m 50/50 as to whether or not I step outside tomorrow. On Saturday, it’s going to be +38 with rain in the forecast for two days.

Rain? Oh shit that better go south. We barely have enough snow for the Birkie.

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EPR-radar  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:46:21pm

re: #281 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If any of my family or friends posted favorably about David Duke, I would unfriend them. Being a Trumper is one thing, but supporting literal Nazis is beyond the pale.

Trump and his deplorables are working diligently to erase that distinction.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:46:55pm

re: #293 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You could be us - we get both.

Not this time of year. And we do get them in the spring and summer.

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stpaulbear  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:47:00pm

re: #294 William Lewis

Rain? Oh shit that better go south. We barely have enough snow for the Birkie.

I agree. I hope we don’t see rain. it’ll screw things up.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:49:35pm

re: #297 stpaulbear

I agree. I hope we don’t see rain. it’ll screw things up.

My forecast says it’ll freeze overnight on Sunday, which I’m sure will be DELIGHTFUL for the Monday AM commute.

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Jay C  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:49:48pm

re: #291 retired cynic

Heck, down near St Louis, the wind chill now is -7. I can vouch for that, having been out to feed birds, cats and horse. (And yes, I would bring all the feral cats inside if I could catch them! Have set up snug areas for them in several places, and I see faces when I look at them.)

Yeah, weather be getting weird all over: just saw the following on Weather Channel as a Special Statement for NYC (Manhattan):

Action Recommended: Avoid the subject event as per the instructions
Issued by: New York City - NY, US, National Weather Service,

What they’re talking about seems to be a “black ice” warning: but SRSLY: weather “events” are kinda hard to be “avoided”… outside of “voting with your feet”…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:50:46pm

Well hell.
Maybe we do need to invade

//

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:53:36pm

re: #300 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well hell.
Maybe we do need to invade

//

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Not with Trump. He probably is relieved to find out another country’s leaders hate dogs as much as he does.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 4:59:54pm

re: #301 HappyWarrior

Not with Trump. He probably is relieved to find out another country’s leaders hate dogs as much as he does.

Yeah, fuck that guy.

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Mattand  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:01:06pm

Spent part of my reading today getting familiar with Howard Schultz.

To me, the most galling thing about this guy’s stances on taxing millionaires and universal healthcare? Even if everything he ever earned was taxed at a 70% marginal rate, he’d still have enough money to last several lifetimes, and still would be able to afford the best medical care this country has to offer.

Fuck this guy. I hope he crashes and burns.The fact that he’s willing to risk Trump winning by being in this race is fucking sickening.

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EPR-radar  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:04:22pm

re: #303 Mattand

Spent part of my reading today getting familiar with Howard Schultz.

To me, the most galling thing about this guy’s stances on taxing millionaires and universal healthcare? Even if everything he ever earned was taxed at a 70% marginal rate, he’d still have enough money to last several lifetimes, and still would be able to afford the best medical care this country has to offer.

Fuck this guy. I hope he crashes and burns.The fact that he’s willing to risk Trump winning by being in this race is fucking sickening.

Supposedly Schultz opposes the latest round of GOP tax cuts. If so, I’m sure that’s just because the Republicans fucked that up so badly that they actually made a tax cut that was unpopular in the US.

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:07:43pm

The MAGAdolts are finally getting into the Stacey Abrams stream en masse on twitter… after getting their hate-points from dimjim’s website and others.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:07:52pm

re: #298 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My forecast says it’ll freeze overnight on Sunday, which I’m sure will be DELIGHTFUL for the Monday AM commute.

Mine is saying 50% chance of ” wintery mix”.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:13:14pm

Karma or can’t get a break? A couple of years ago someone swiped the rear left of my leased Toyota Carolla in a parking lot leaving some bad visible scrapes, but no broken bumper or lights or anything. I was worried about having to deal with that damage when I turned in the car. But then a friend of son backed into the car at his house at roughly the same place. Their insurance paid for that damage and cancelled out the existing damage (which was, after all, scrapes and not dents, right?). Today after I left for work my wife walking to her car in our parking lot found a piece of plastic that matched the color of our car and she texted me to ask if I had noticed anything. I had just gotten the car back from the collision center last Thursday. I thought, “maybe they just need to glue it back on.” But when I went out to look after getting home, there was a crack and a scrape on the lower right rear bumper, and the seam between the rear panels near the rear-right wheel well were uneven. Fuck! Someone hit my son in the parking lot while he was at his soccer practice last night.

How do I know? Because, as I said, my wife found that triangular piece in our tiny parking lot this morning after I left with the car for work (I never noticed because I just enter to drive on the left driver’s side of the car). The car is parked at the back of the the small townhouse-assigned space lot where there is not room to park on the right. It’s impossible that it was damaged in our lot after my son got home last night. And it couldn’t have happened while I was at work because of the part my wife found after I had left.

I was just at the dealership to discuss options for after the lease yesterday. Fuck fuck fuck. I have no proof to show my insurance company beyond the narrative I’ve just explained. Any advice? It’s not major damage, but I’d guess it would still be in the $700-$800 range based on our recent repair, but that’s big to us. I have full insurance through Geico. Will they pay for a repair? That happened yesterday but I only found out about today? Dammit. This is the stupid stuff that keeps me up at night. Karma for feeling that I had cheated the first small detailing repair when my son’s friend hit the bumper?

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:14:02pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:15:44pm

re: #290 Patricia Kayden

Trump supports literal Nazis like those who committed murder and beat up people in Charlottesville.

I know, but I live in Kentucky. If I unfriended my relatives who support Trump I would lose contact with most of my family. But supporting David Duke is a red line.

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gocart mozart  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:18:56pm
311
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:19:16pm

re: #309 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I know, but I live in Kentucky. If I unfriended my relatives who support Trump I would lose contact with most of my family. But supporting David Duke is a red line.

Sounds familiar. It’s a weird line to walk when you have relatives that are deep into the derp.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:19:29pm

re: #310 gocart mozart

*WHACK!*

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:20:59pm

Does she really believe this stupid horse shit she’s saying or is it just Fox turd sandwiches for the viewers?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:22:40pm

Interesting factoid. Even though the Democrats gained control of the House, the GOP still has the majority of congressmen in 26 states, because of their dominance in small states. This means that in the event that a 3rd party candidate actually won some states, preventing either major party candidate from getting to 270 electoral votes, the House would elect the GOP candidate President, even if he finished third in the popular vote.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:24:06pm

re: #311 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Sounds familiar. It’s a weird line to walk when you have relatives that are deep into the derp.

This is why I mostly share funny pet videos on Facebook.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:26:25pm

re: #313 The Vicious Babushka

Does she really believe this stupid horse shit she’s saying or is it just Fox turd sandwiches for the viewers?

[Embedded content]

Bullshit

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:31:12pm

re: #313 The Vicious Babushka

Does she really believe this stupid horse shit she’s saying or is it just Fox turd sandwiches for the viewers?

[Embedded content]

He’s not naming you to the court, Jeanne.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2019 • 5:52:40pm

re: #265 Targetpractice

Right, like we’re all waiting breathlessly to hear that he’s not going to run after all.

I’m already wondering if Schultz is getting hammered and is reconsidering running.

If he is like Trump he won’t admit he is out as fast as he was trying to be in. So, he will lay low for a bit and say he is researching either hoping the initial reaction dies down and he can give it a go in a few months, or hopes everyone forgets he ever tried and we don’t hear any more of him.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2019 • 6:35:15pm

re: #303 Mattand

Spent part of my reading today getting familiar with Howard Schultz.

To me, the most galling thing about this guy’s stances on taxing millionaires and universal healthcare? Even if everything he ever earned was taxed at a 70% marginal rate, he’d still have enough money to last several lifetimes, and still would be able to afford the best medical care this country has to offer.

Fuck this guy. I hope he crashes and burns.The fact that he’s willing to risk Trump winning by being in this race is fucking sickening.

Hey, you know these guys need to be paid, these job creators. Why, if he had to pay 70% on the money over $10 Million, he’d probably just stick with a minimum wage job in retail.
//////

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Broad With Sass  Jan 29, 2019 • 8:42:36pm

re: #284 Whack-A-Mole

Fox Valley? What part….I escaped Wisconsin a lifetime ago…but lived in Neenah, Appleton & Niagra


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