In Which Donald Trump Admits ISIS Hasn’t Been Defeated and North Korea Hasn’t Denuclearized, Then Attacks US Intelligence Services (Again)

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In yet another early morning extended Twitter rant, Donald Trump made a series of surprising admissions, although I’m sure he’d deny that’s what they are. First, he admitted all that boasting he did about “defeating ISIS” was, yes, a lie.

It’s gone from wiped out and defeated, to “will soon be destroyed,” and in either case it’s pure bullshit, of course.

Then he admitted that all his boasting about convincing Kim Jong-Un to abandon North Korea’s nuclear weapons program was also…. another lie!

It’s gone from “denuclearized, yay me!” to a “decent chance of denuclearization.”

This is so pathetic it would be laughable if the subject wasn’t so deadly serious.

He also posted several demented rants about his imaginary border wall, but the last ones I’ll highlight today illustrate what a threat this guy is to US national security.

That may be the first time in history anyone has ever accused US intelligence services of being “passive and naive.” But the fact that we have a president who willfully ignores and attacks them isn’t funny any more — it’s incredibly dangerous.

But I do have to point out the sad irony of a dimwitted con man who says “intelligence should go back to school” — right after beclowning himself by misusing the word “there.”

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275 comments

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:18:19pm

Kremlin agent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:18:22pm

Deep State Trump Haters

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:20:10pm

Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States and its national security.

Period.

There’s no qualifications or limitations on that statement. His utter dumbfuckery re: national security and ignoring intel briefings, policy statements, etc., to spew nonsense that come from derp knows where puts our nation at grave risk.

It doesn’t matter if he thinks he knows what he’s doing, or he’s addled and has no clue - the outcome is the same. He’s a threat, and his choices all benefit some nation other than the US.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:20:27pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:21:29pm

Meanwhile…

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:21:31pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:22:36pm
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:23:00pm

re: #4 lawhawk

So, they weren’t using it before? That’s the presumption here, because if they were using it before, they would have not hired all those undocumented persons.

They looked the other way to maximize their profits. They ignored the law to maximize Trump profits.

i have no doubt they helped at least some of these people ‘find’ their dox so they could then hire them

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:23:43pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

In a new filing in the Internet Research Agency case, Mueller’s team says they’ve found evidence discovery documents were forged as part of a “disinformation campaign aimed (apparently) at discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the US political system.”

Another reason Mueller is being so terribly careful and methodical: he knows that his opponents will go to any length to discredit his findings so they have an excuse to disregard them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:28:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:29:54pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

Meanwhile…

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We have such a pro in Mueller.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:32:40pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:34:46pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

We have such a pro in Mueller.

and that is the other reason they hate him and call him a Deep State conspirator and Ben Garrison draws him with a Stalin tattoo on his back…

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:35:19pm

How many of you, when reading “all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion” first thought IRA = Irish Republican Army and not IRA = Internet Research Agency?

*raises hand*

Maybe it’s because of this cold I can’t shake. Maybe it’s because for much of my life, IRA meant the former, not the latter. Man, these recycled acronyms…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:37:57pm

re: #3 lawhawk

Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States and its national security.

Period.

FTFY

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:39:43pm

re: #14 mmmirele

How many of you, when reading “all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion” first thought IRA = Irish Republican Army and not IRA = Internet Research Agency?

*raises hand*

Maybe it’s because of this cold I can’t shake. Maybe it’s because for much of my life, IRA meant the former, not the latter. Man, these recycled acronyms…

I did the exact same thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:40:24pm

re: #13 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and that is the other reason they hate him and call him a Deep State conspirator and Ben Garrison draws him with a Stalin tattoo on his back…

The man is why we have words like statesmen. Mueller is my Uncle’s age but he’s a throwback to men of my grandfather’s era.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:42:38pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

Meanwhile…

discrediting investigations into Russian collusion and interference….hmmmm, who’s been doing that?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:43:24pm

re: #13 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and that is the other reason they hate him and call him a Deep State conspirator and Ben Garrison draws him with a Stalin tattoo on his back…

Garrison especially sounds well-balanced and patriotic.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:46:58pm

re: #19 Sir John Barron

Garrison especially sounds well-balanced and patriotic.

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I didn’t realize Garrison was so old. Thought he was younger. He’s another “libertarian.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:47:56pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

Kremlin agent.

There’s a man who always utters bullshit
To everyone he meets he’s a god-damed half wit
Every move he makes
Proves that he and his kids are fakes
Odds are we’ll be stuck with him for two years…

Kremiln Agent Man
Kremlin Agent Man
Vlad stuffs cash in your little hand
So you’ll sell us out again!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:49:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:49:09pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

There’s a man who always utters bullshit
To everyone he meets he’s a god-damed half wit
Every move he makes
Proves that he and his kids are fakes
Odds are we’ll be stuck with him for two years…

Kremiln Agent Man
Kremlin Agent Man
Vlad stuffs cash in your hand
You’ll sell us out again!

Thanks for the ear worm. The original is quite catchy. Johnny Rivers right? One hit wonder?

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:50:16pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

IIRC, I had one of those models.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:53:14pm

This thing with Mueller and IRA and the Russians… is getting seriously down into the weeds for most American, I think.

And this is going to be one of the big problems facing us - getting our society back on track after Trump, as many people will just not want to pay attention.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:54:15pm

Even before Schultz ran, I decided I was gonna make my study base a local mom and pop coffee shop. Same prices but better coffee and I know I’m supporting a local business.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:55:29pm

re: #25 freetoken

This thing with Mueller and IRA and the Russians… is getting seriously down into the weeds for most American, I think.

And this is going to be one of the big problems facing us - getting our society back on track after Trump, as many people will just not want to pay attention.

Getting rid of Trump will not be the end but as Churchill said the end of the beginning. We have to make sure 2024 or 2028 isn’t like 2000 and 2016 and have amnesia set in.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:56:08pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

Way cool.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:56:51pm
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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:56:56pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

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sad that the morons started showing up at the end of the thread.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:57:01pm

re: #24 freetoken

IIRC, I had one of those models.

Son1 got the 36 inch Saturn V. He did not become the curator of anything.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:57:23pm
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makeitstop  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:57:28pm

re: #23 HappyWarrior

Thanks for the ear worm. The original is quite catchy. Johnny Rivers right? One hit wonder?

Johnny had a few pretty big hits besides ‘Secret Agent Man’ -

Memphis (Chuck Berry cover)
Poor Side of Town
Seventh Son
Mountain of Love
Summer Rain
Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (Motown cover)

My older sisters loved him. Thought he was cute as hell.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:58:08pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

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And there will be disinformation to discredit the discovery of disinformation into the investigation of disinformation. It’s like nesting dolls except it smells like Mar Al Lago.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:58:39pm

re: #33 makeitstop

Johnny had a few pretty big hits besides ‘Secret Agent Man’ -

Memphis (Chuck Berry cover)
Poor Side of Town
Seventh Son
Mountain of Love
Summer Rain
Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (Motown cover)

My older sisters loved him. Thought he was cute as hell.

Aha! Thanks.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:59:01pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

fake news has fake news

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 12:59:26pm

Been watching that Bundy documentary. I find the US of the early to mid 70’s fascinating. Definitely would have been interesting to come of age in.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:00:19pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

“That’s like 16 disinformations.”

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:00:29pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

I didn’t realize Garrison was so old. Thought he was younger. He’s another “libertarian.”

how old is he? Old enough to remember who Stalin actually was and what he did, I’d bet. And old enough to remember when not colluding with an adversary was one of those principles that didn’t need to be spoken openly.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:00:58pm

re: #25 freetoken

This thing with Mueller and IRA and the Russians… is getting seriously down into the weeds for most American, I think.

And this is going to be one of the big problems facing us - getting our society back on track after Trump, as many people will just not want to pay attention.

Yeah, it’s going to be like the latter stages of the Iran-Contra affair, when people like the late Sam Kinnison went on stage and were ranting about “Just get it over already!”

American people don’t want to face the fact that their supposedly upright & clean-living Christian leaders are in fact, a bunch of soulless jackals.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:02:06pm

re: #39 Sir John Barron

how old is he? Old enough to remember who Stalin actually was and what he did, I’d bet. And old enough to remember when not colluding with an adversary was one of those principles that didn’t need to be spoken openly.

Attended college in the 70’s. So I’d say about late 50’s/early 60’s. Had him pegged as around Alex Jones age- mid 40’s for some reason.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:03:48pm

re: #13 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and that is the other reason they hate him and call him a Deep State conspirator and Ben Garrison draws him with a Stalin tattoo on his back…

That’s rich considering Garrison’s boycrush has his head so far up Putin’s ass he can taste every shot of vodka.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:04:46pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Been watching that Bundy documentary. I find the US of the early to mid 70’s fascinating. Definitely would have been interesting to come of age in.

Not really. Shit music overall unless you learned about punk or stuck to classical. Worse fashions. Attitudes that made 2019 look like utterly enlightened. The only thing good about growing up in the 70’s to early 80’s is being post Pill and pre AIDS. Fewer permanent mistakes from the usual night moves.

I could not wait to get of age and get out of small town 70s~80s America to Europe even if that meant a stop at Ft Knox first.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:05:21pm

re: #39 Sir John Barron

how old is he? Old enough to remember who Stalin actually was and what he did, I’d bet. And old enough to remember when not colluding with an adversary was one of those principles that didn’t need to be spoken openly.

Garrison at wikipedia.
He’s 62. Didn’t start political cartooning until 2006.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:08:34pm

re: #43 William Lewis

Not really. Shit music overall unless you learned about punk or stuck to classical. Worse fashions. Attitudes that made 2019 look like utterly enlightened. The only thing good about growing up in the 70’s to early 80’s is being post Pill and pre AIDS. Fewer permanent mistakes from the usual night moves.

I could not wait to get of age and get out of small town 70s~80s America to Europe even if that meant a stop at Ft Knox first.

True enough.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:08:55pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Garrison at wikipedia.
He’s 62. Didn’t start political cartooning until 2006.

Yeah I would have guessed 37-42.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:10:03pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

Yeah I would have guessed 37-42.

I’d guessed more 70+. Just seems like an old bat-crazy uncle.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:10:20pm

re: #40 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:10:47pm

re: #40 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Yeah, it’s going to be like the latter stages of the Iran-Contra affair, when people like the late Sam Kinnison went on stage and were ranting about “Just get it over already!”

American people don’t want to face the fact that their supposedly upright & clean-living Christian leaders are in fact, a bunch of soulless jackals.

They are soulless jackals. I told one “leader” off this morning when he was pontificating about how awful it was that Virginia was considering legislation similar to the recently-passed New York law that protects the life of the mother in childbirth. I gave him an earful, including how it’s very clear from his very own dogma (he’s an obnoxious Calvinist whose church organization makes a point of excluding women from any authority) that women are second class. (Behind the lock and key for a couple of tweets.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:11:34pm

re: #47 Sir John Barron

I’d guessed more 70+. Just seems like an old bat-crazy uncle.

I think it’s because he’s relatively new. OTOH Alex Jones being younger than all but one of my first cousins shocks me.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:12:02pm

re: #48 lawhawk

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Graham is a disgrace. His father was too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:12:53pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:13:02pm

re: #13 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and that is the other reason they hate him and call him a Deep State conspirator and Ben Garrison draws him with a Stalin tattoo on his back…

Honestly how much LSD do you have to ingest to draw cartoons that portray Trump as Mr. Olympia?

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:13:39pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

Graham is a disgrace. His father was too.

This.

Billy’s anti-Jewish rhetoric to Nixon should have tarnished his character forever, but it didn’t. It’s a shame, too. You can’t hardly criticize the guy. Plus we women have to deal with the bullshit that is the “Billy Graham Rule”—that a married man can’t be in the same room alone with a woman. Dude, if I had to follow that rule, I’d be out of a damned job.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:13:44pm

re: #52 The Vicious Babushka

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You know Scott, the joke was stupid 15 years ago. It’s stupid today.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:14:27pm

re: #54 mmmirele

And the right wingers would be okay with that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:14:51pm

re: #54 mmmirele

This.

Billy’s anti-Jewish rhetoric to Nixon should have tarnished his character forever, but it didn’t. It’s a shame, too. You can’t hardly criticize the guy. Plus we women have to deal with the bullshit that is the “Billy Graham Rule”—that a married man can’t be in the same room alone with a woman. Dude, if I had to follow that rule, I’d be out of a damned job.

It should have. He was a prick beneath the facade he created.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:15:22pm

re: #38 Belafon

“That’s like 16 disinformations.”

it’s disinformation all the way down

(c’mon. someone hadda)

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:17:32pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:17:44pm

HEAR IS TEH MOAST STUPIDS YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:18:43pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

HEAR IS TEH MOAST STUPIDS YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY.

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The day is young but yeah that’s very stupid.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:23:11pm

How much more subservient to Trump can Lindsey Graham get?

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:23:16pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

HEAR IS TEH MOAST STUPIDS YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY.

If my immunosuppressed child or pre-vaccinated infant is infected by your unvaccinated child THAT MAKES YOU A MURDERER.

people who have been vaccinated can still get the measles

and people who can and yet choose not to get vaccinated are the breeding ground that helps keep the virus around

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:24:06pm

re: #56 lawhawk

And the right wingers would be okay with that.

Yeah, the “Handmaid’s Tale.” Just a rant for a moment—Evangelical (and other) churches don’t know what to do with women who are not married. If you’re a divorced woman and you have kids, there’s an outreach for that, but for the rest of us? Naaah. Instead if we go to these churches, it’s sermons on how to spice up your sex life in marriage biblically and how to be a good parent**. I have never been married and I don’t have children. None of this advice helps me in the least. And I’m hardly alone. For the first time in American history, slightly over 50 percent of adult American women are in a not-married state—either never-married, divorced or widowed. And so many of these churches don’t have a clue except to retreat into their whole “everything centers around the faaaaamily” shtick.

If these right-wingers had their way, they’d force us into marriages with “headships,” men who would control us. F*ck that noise. I’m not interested. (I’d add, “Lock and load,” if I had a gun, but I don’t.)

**ETA: that includes using spanking as the primary tool to get conformity. *grrrr*

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:24:31pm

re: #62 jaunte

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How much more subservient to Trump can Lindsey Graham get?

OFFS.

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:25:25pm

re: #63 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

people who have been vaccinated can still get the measles

and people who can and yet choose not to get vaccinated are the breeding ground that helps keep the virus around

Yep. Vaccines have a high success rate, but they aren’t guaranteed. And even then, most times if you don’t get the full immunoresponse, a vaccine will still make the resultant illness much less severe if you do end up catching it. Not to mention that the effects of vaccines DO weaken over time, which is why booster shots are a thing.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:25:33pm

re: #62 jaunte

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How much more subservient to Trump can Lindsey Graham get?

lindsey, lets not bother Mr. Wray.
i’ll take it.

1. to ensure the preservation of evidence (and other reasons)
2. yes
3. yes
4. no
5. no

thank you for your concerns.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:25:55pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

Herd immunity - some diseases like measles are so infectious that you need nearly perfect immunization to prevent spread. There are people who can’t get immunized - infants, people who have compromised immunity, and vaccinations protect those folks too.

It protects everyone else.

For some diseases, it’s the difference between life and death - like polio or smallpox. We eradicated smallpox and are almost all the way there with polio but there are pockets of polio in the wild. Measles was virtually eliminated in the US until the antivaxxers latched on to the bogus MMR vaccine-autism link.

For other diseases, it’s a life or death or serious complications, like the flu. You can prevent/limit the spread, or even reduce how bad it’s going to hit you if you do get it (and you can get it despite getting vaccinated).

My personal take is that federal law should be enacted that all religious exceptions to vaccination are null and void because of public safety. Only way to avoid vaccination is if you are immune compromised. And it should be at the federal level because travel/transit means anyone can cross state lines and infect people (and we get stories about this regularly - like people who travel overseas, stop at multiple airports, and potentially expose thousands of people in the process).

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:30:35pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:31:47pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:33:21pm

re: #59 lawhawk

And the subpoenas will begin flying shortly.

Fly, my little pretties! FLY!!!

Fly, my little pretties! FLY!!
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:34:04pm

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

They call themselves pro-life, but they sure are anxious to see people die.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:34:36pm

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

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Hypocritical jackass.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:35:32pm

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

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Dear Mr. Woods:

The Constitution says “no” to your argument.
In fact the Supreme court is fully seated.
‘Viability’ is not relevant.

You should read some history.
here’s just a bit, h/t electoral-vote.com

Roger Taney (Dred Scott) in his final years he was so infirm he could barely walk or write. He stayed on the bench until he died at the age of 87, in a time when being 87 was like being 100 today.

Nathan Clifford needed the paycheck, and so he remained on the court well into his seventies, and after a severe stroke. His capacity was so reduced in his final years that his SCOTUS colleagues referred to him as the “babbling idiot.”

William O. Douglas also suffered a severe stroke, and was so dysfunctional that his colleagues agreed that they would postpone any case where he was the deciding vote.

Frank Murphy spent the last several years of his decade-long tenure going in and out of hospitals. During this time, his clerks and/or his friend Wiley Blount Rutledge wrote most of the opinions that bore Murphy’s name.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:36:53pm

re: #74 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Dear Mr. Woods:

The Constitution says “no” to your argument.
In fact the Supreme court is fully seated.
‘Viability’ is not relevant.

You should read some history.
here’s just a bit, h/t electoral-vote.com

Rehnquist had health issues too before his death in 2005.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:38:16pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:38:29pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:38:38pm

re: #28 Decatur Deb

Way cool.

Reminds me of my old model rocket days doing scale models with launching system. Together with taking plastic models as far as we could with extra artistic details.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:39:24pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:40:20pm

Who’d have thought that a billionaire who thinks he should be President would turn out to be a shithead. I mean, what are the odds?

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:40:43pm

Ugh. Nicole is interviewing Steve Schmidt.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:42:53pm

“I love the uneducated”

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:42:53pm

re: #81 ObserverArt

Ugh. Nicole is interviewing Steve Schmidt.

I wanna strangle him.

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bratwurst  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:43:00pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:44:20pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

“I love the uneducated”

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So everyone gets it EXCEPT men without college degrees.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:44:56pm

re: #84 bratwurst

Puny god.

Why does a god need walls?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:45:29pm

re: #84 bratwurst

Jesus had very harsh words for people who acted like they were doing the Lord’s work but in fact were doing the opposite. In fact, he told them very clearly where they were going…and it wasn’t heaven.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:46:43pm

re: #84 bratwurst

Or Satanism.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:48:17pm

re: #49 mmmirele

They are soulless jackals. I told one “leader” off this morning when he was pontificating about how awful it was that Virginia was considering legislation similar to the recently-passed New York law that protects the life of the mother in childbirth. I gave him an earful, including how it’s very clear from his very own dogma (he’s an obnoxious Calvinist whose church organization makes a point of excluding women from any authority) that women are second class. (Behind the lock and key for a couple of tweets.)

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Friends of mine are fighting throughout South America against the repressive reproductive rights laws that are putting women in prison for having a miscarriage.

There’s just something truly repulsive about the level of anger that anti-abortion activists display towards women.

In the end, I think it’s less about TEH BABBIES!!! and more about their need to feel superior to (what they see as) loose women. There was a study recently that showed that the demographic segment most cruel & judgmental towards young women …

was old, uptight, white women.

Meaner than snakes, some of ‘em. The Church Lady has been marinating in Rush Limbaugh for 30 years and she has some thoughts for us all…

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:48:59pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Been watching that Bundy documentary. I find the US of the early to mid 70’s fascinating. Definitely would have been interesting to come of age in.

Hello!

Graduated high school in June ‘72. Fascination galore. Crazy era when looking back.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:50:36pm

Seriously, the reviews for Polar are fucking awful and I’m never going to watch it, no matter what Netflix does to me.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:50:38pm

One of my more popular tweets this week.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:52:55pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

“I love the uneducated”

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Kind of a joke if we could fix our electorate problem just by stuffing non-college men through FREE liberal-arts degree programs.

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sagehen  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:53:40pm

Schultz is really what Republicans used to be; right of center on economics and foreign policy, left of center on environmental protection and unions, and “mind your own damn business, leave us the hell alone” on social issues.

It wasn’t until Reagan let the religious right/billionaire fusion take over the Republican party that that strain of sensible Republicanism vanished.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:54:29pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

I love fried chicken (and chicken and waffles), but fried chicken every day?

That’s an artery clogging nightmare.

Food note: best fried chicken I’ve ever had was at (gasp) Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons. I’ve had some Korean fried chicken in Lower Manhattan, and that was good, but nothing comes close.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:54:36pm

re: #84 bratwurst

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OFFS.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 1:59:12pm

re: #62 jaunte

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How much more subservient to Trump and Putin can Lindsey Graham get?

Addition in italics.

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:00:21pm

re: #62 jaunte

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How much more subservient to Trump can Lindsey Graham get?

More. Much, much more.

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makeitstop  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:01:02pm

We just got hit with that squall out here on LI. Went from zero to whiteout in about 2 minutes. just left us with a dusting, but it was something to see!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:01:08pm

re: #95 lawhawk

I love fried chicken (and chicken and waffles), but fried chicken every day?

That’s an artery clogging nightmare.

Food note: best fried chicken I’ve ever had was at (gasp) Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons. I’ve had some Korean fried chicken in Lower Manhattan, and that was good, but nothing comes close.

Best was the stuff MILto-be put in my girlfriend’s basket to send her out to meet me behind the barracks.

Three months into the marriage:
“Why don’t we have fried chicken any more?”
“I don’t know how to cook that stuff.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:02:40pm

As though there weren’t enough hazards around here:

Facebook Post

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:02:53pm

Malignant narcissist who’s bad at math.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:04:10pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:04:21pm

“…Certain non-sensitive discovery materials in the defense’s possession appear to have been altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed (apparently) at discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. political system,” prosecutors wrote.
The documents — though they did not contain sensitive information that could harm American national security — should have never reached the public’s view, the prosecutors said.”

Not that it was a huge mystery where the attacks originated, but it’s good to have more evidence.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:05:44pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:06:19pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

Malignant narcissist who’s bad at math.

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“Chocolate ration is being increased to 20 grams per week.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:06:57pm

re: #95 lawhawk

I love fried chicken (and chicken and waffles), but fried chicken every day?

That’s an artery clogging nightmare.

Food note: best fried chicken I’ve ever had was at (gasp) Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons. I’ve had some Korean fried chicken in Lower Manhattan, and that was good, but nothing comes close.

My Grandmother made the best damn fried chicken in the whole fucking world. Period.

She grew up on a farm in Missouri. She used an unconscionable amount of salt. She didn’t coat it with buttermilk or anything like that. The parts were dredged in flour mixed with salt and pepper. She fried in Crisco, in two pans - one wide, flat skillet and a second tall-sided pan with a lid. She turned it with a fork. She was always moving pieces from pan to pan, taking the lid off for a bit, putting it back on for a bit, raising the heat, and lowering the heat, all for no obvious reason.

None of us who watched her and have tried to replicate the magic have come close.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:09:07pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

Like I said, bad at math. And recent history of the stock market.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:10:05pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

Hmmmm… double frying. Interesting.

I’ve had same experience trying to replicate mom’s pot roast. Never even come close. Maybe if I get my hands on the same pot, I might have a chance, but doubt it. Some things just remain a mystery.

The Mrs has a similar experience with doing crumb cakes - she can’t quite get it the same way her grandma did it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:11:48pm
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sizzzzlerz  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:12:18pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

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Not for very long.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:12:46pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Grifters gotta grift.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:13:36pm

re: #109 lawhawk

Hmmmm… double frying. Interesting.

I’ve had same experience trying to replicate mom’s pot roast. Never even come close. Maybe if I get my hands on the same pot, I might have a chance, but doubt it. Some things just remain a mystery.

The Mrs has a similar experience with doing crumb cakes - she can’t quite get it the same way her grandma did it.

I think the missing ingredient in most pot roasts is time. Getting the meat to the right consistency takes longer than one expects. And at a lower heat.

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delilah  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:17:58pm

re: #113 Blind Frog Belly White

This is true. I made pot roast while watching the football games last Sunday. Four hours of cooking at 300 degrees.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:18:49pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Grifters gotta grift.

lol

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:22:29pm

re: #109 lawhawk

Hmmmm… double frying. Interesting.

I’ve had same experience trying to replicate mom’s pot roast. Never even come close. Maybe if I get my hands on the same pot, I might have a chance, but doubt it. Some things just remain a mystery.

The Mrs has a similar experience with doing crumb cakes - she can’t quite get it the same way her grandma did it.

No, not really double frying. This was strictly pan-fried, with the Crisco no more than about 1/2” deep.

The pieces went into one pot or the other at the start, and just moved from one to the other. And back. My best guess is that the lidded pan served as sort of an oven to heat from top and bottom, whereas the open pan heated only from the bottom.

I suspect she turned the heat up and down based on the sound the bubbling oil was making, and lid on/lid off based on how the pieces were browning.

Pan fried chicken is a balancing between cooking the meat and browning the crust.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:27:16pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The Oathkeepers picked today for their Northern KY street fair. Must have forgotten that “Weather” is the silent W in METT-T.

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TedStriker  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:29:44pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

re: #117 Decatur Deb

The Oathkeepers picked today for their Northern KY street fair. Must have forgotten that “Weather” is the silent W in METT-T.

The fact that the Oathkeepers are doing this should leave no doubt in anyone’s minds what this school has been training those execrable brats to be.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:30:12pm

re: #117 Decatur Deb

The Oathkeepers picked today for their Northern KY street fair. Must have forgotten that “Weather” is the silent W in METT-T.

Who do they want to overthrow these days?

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:30:35pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:30:59pm

re: #118 TedStriker

The fact that the Oathkeepers are doing this should leave no doubt in anyone’s minds what this school has been training those execrable brats to be.

Unless they just piled in uninvited. Sounds unwise from a school admin perspective.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:32:12pm

re: #117 Decatur Deb

The Oathkeepers picked today for their Northern KY street fair. Must have forgotten that “Weather” is the silent W in METT-T.

are you getting any of the polar vortex? saw it was supposed to be down near freezing in some parts of the south.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:33:27pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

what. the. actual?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:34:37pm

re: #119 Sir John Barron

Who do they want to overthrow these days?

Looks like they’re still after the Lakota Sioux.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:35:32pm

re: #122 Sir John Barron

are you getting any of the polar vortex? saw it was supposed to be down near freezing in some parts of the south.

We got to 26. but the grow tunnel kept the veggie garden right at freezing. We’re almost the Florida border.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:48:54pm

re: #125 Decatur Deb

We got to 26. but the grow tunnel kept the veggie garden right at freezing. We’re almost the Florida border.

Glad the plants are doing okay. Up here, I tried to start Mrs. Fish’s car, which was running yesterday, and got nary a “click” for my trouble.

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gocart mozart  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:48:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:48:59pm

This guy needs to take a toke or seven.

“They use words like stoned, high, wasted, baked, fried, cooked, chonged, cheeched, dope-faced, blazed, blitzed, blunted, blasted, danked, stupid, wrecked — and that’s only half the words they use,” Wilson said. “Are these consistent with something that describes a medicine?”

Wilson classified marijuana as the most dangerous drug because he said it was “the most misunderstood drug.”

More: SC police, doctors fighting medical marijuana; AG calls it US’s ‘most dangerous drug’ | The Post and Courier

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:49:10pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:50:39pm

re: #128 teleskiguy

“Trust me, I brought prop doctors.”

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:50:47pm

re: #49 mmmirele

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:51:48pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:52:12pm

re: #126 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Glad the plants are doing okay. Up here, I tried to start Mrs. Fish’s car, which was running yesterday, and got nary a “click” for my trouble.

Ouch. Put a 100W bulb under the oil pan?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:55:51pm

re: #133 Decatur Deb

Ouch. Put a 100W bulb under the oil pan?

Nah. I don’t think it’s the oil. I think that battery’s a couple years old, and while it holds up just fine in warmer weather, the extreme cold just sucked the juice right out of it. It sits outside, not in the garage. What I need to do is run an extension cord out there and get a battery tender on it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:55:53pm

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

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Ha! I know Connolly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:58:37pm

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

I hope AOC sees that. She’d surely get a kick out of it.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 2:59:40pm

re: #126 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Glad the plants are doing okay. Up here, I tried to start Mrs. Fish’s car, which was running yesterday, and got nary a “click” for my trouble.

Oh yeah—Safety doctrine and personal experience: A frozen auto battery is VERY happy to explode, even after you think it has thawed. By dumb luck I had stepped behind the open hood when one went off. The blast is about as powerful as a 12 gauge, scattered acid and case fragments over the yard and roof.

It takes a good bit to freeze a half-charged battery, but a lot of Lizards are in the zone now.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:01:02pm

Wrong color.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:01:23pm

re: #128 teleskiguy

This guy needs to take a toke or seven.

More: SC police, doctors fighting medical marijuana; AG calls it US’s ‘most dangerous drug’ | The Post and Courier

“And here is this great movie that proves it, it’s called Reefer Madness…..”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:01:51pm

re: #137 Decatur Deb

Oh yeah—Safety doctrine and personal experience: A frozen auto battery is VERY happy to explode, even after you think it has thawed. By dumb luck I had stepped behin the open hood when one went off. The blast is about as powerful as a 12 gauge, scattered acid and case fragments over the yard and roof.

It takes a good bit to freeze a half-charged battery, but a lot of Lizards are in the zone now.

Yes, I’ve heard that. This battery is fully charged, so I wouldn’t say it’s frozen, but I haven’t looked at it. I am always extremely cautious with batteries I think are frozen, and if they are conclusively frozen - visibly bulged - I don’t even bother. It gets replaced forthwith.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:05:05pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:05:15pm

re: #140 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yes, I’ve heard that. This battery is fully charged, so I wouldn’t say it’s frozen, but I haven’t looked at it. I am always extremely cautious with batteries I think are frozen, and if they are conclusively frozen - visibly bulged - I don’t even bother. It gets replaced forthwith.

It was a kid’s car. The temps had been above freezing for a day, but after a hard NJ freeze. Blast was super-impressive.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:06:33pm

I hope this helps warm up folks. Birthday tomorrow but I wanted to celebrate this afternoon. Dining at the Pacific Dining Car in Los Angeles.

First course—Their in house made from scratch Lobster Bisque

First course

Second course—their Filet Mignon Caesar Salad!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:08:17pm

re: #142 Decatur Deb

It was a kid’s car. The temps had been above freezing for a day, but after a hard NJ freeze. Blast was super-impressive.

Yeah, I can imagine. I know the battery was fully charged because Mrs. Fish drove it on a 22-mile round trip just yesterday afternoon, and that’s the last time it was touched. I should have tried it this morning, but at -29 degrees F actual air temperature, I assumed it’d be dead. I hoped for warmer afternoon temps to restore enough power to get it to turn over. I hoped wrong.

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Lidane  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:09:29pm

*facepalm*

Sarah is clearly referring to Cthulhu. Or Khorne.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:09:50pm

re: #126 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Glad the plants are doing okay. Up here, I tried to start Mrs. Fish’s car, which was running yesterday, and got nary a “click” for my trouble.

Is that the big ol’ Continental?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:10:22pm

re: #144 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, I can imagine. I know the battery was fully charged because Mrs. Fish drove it on a 22-mile round trip just yesterday afternoon, and that’s the last time it was touched. I should have tried it this morning, but at -29 degrees F actual air temperature, I assumed it’d be dead. I hoped for warmer afternoon temps to restore enough power to get it to turn over. I hoped wrong.

Is the solenoid some place you can bang on? A little frozen moisture could lock it. (No-click state)

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:10:32pm

Trying to enjoy my #MuteHowardSchultz experience, but people persist in talking about him.

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gwangung  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:10:50pm

re: #145 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Sarah is clearly referring to Cthulhu. Or Khorne.

God also hardened the Pharoah’s heart so Moses had an obstacle to overcome….

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stpaulbear  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:12:57pm

re: #147 Decatur Deb

Is the solenoid some place you can bang on? A little frozen moisture could lock it. (No-click state).

I used that trick on my 67 Chevy a lot back in the 70’s. It worked.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:14:56pm

re: #145 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Sarah is clearly referring to Cthulhu. Or Khorne.

“When Bad Things Happen To A Good People”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:15:20pm

re: #146 ObserverArt

No, it’s her daily driver, a (only slightly smaller) 1997 Lincoln Town Car.

re: #147 Decatur Deb

No, this is a solenoid-on-starter vehicle. That’s actually the most likely cause. I did a visual inspection and the battery isn’t bulging, so I’m going to assume it’s something like that, and just try it again tomorrow afternoon when temperatures are supposed to be closer to 0.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:15:43pm

re: #143 Joe Bacon 🌹

I love that you always go for the classics.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:16:16pm

re: #143 Joe Bacon 🌹

Good lord that salad looks heavenly.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:16:35pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

HEAR IS TEH MOAST STUPIDS YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:17:29pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:17:55pm

re: #155 Belafon

Exactly. Dumbass probably has no clue how herd immunity works.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:18:45pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:19:58pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Faking it. The mouse police never sleep.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:20:23pm

re: #137 Decatur Deb

Oh yeah—Safety doctrine and personal experience: A frozen auto battery is VERY happy to explode, even after you think it has thawed. By dumb luck I had stepped behind the open hood when one went off. The blast is about as powerful as a 12 gauge, scattered acid and case fragments over the yard and roof.

It takes a good bit to freeze a half-charged battery, but a lot of Lizards are in the zone now.

Sometimes freezing a battery will also kill it. A warm battery is a happy battery. I used to take ‘em out in some of my old cars back in the 70s during cold snaps. Take it in the house, put it on a wood plank somewhere warm. It takes a few minutes to hook it back up, but it is faster than running a cold battery down and having to deal with it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:22:02pm

At least he wasn’t holding weed.
UCF student arrested, had fully automatic AR-15 in vehicle at campus dorm, police say

An engineering student at UCF was arrested after police discovered he was keeping a fully-automatic AR-15 in his car at an on-campus dorm, authorities said.

UCF police began investigating Max Bennett Chambers, 19, after receiving a tip that he possessed drop-in auto sears, which can be used to convert a semiautomatic rifle into an automatic weapon.

According to an affidavit, Chambers allowed police to search his vehicle at the Towers at Knights Plaza, a complex of apartment-style dorm towers on the main campus. The AR-15 was found inside the vehicle and Chambers admitted to owning it, police said.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:23:16pm

re: #144 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Might want to look into one of these.

Zerostart 2800063 Electric Battery Blanket Battery Heater Wrap, 36-Inch | 120 Volts | 80 Watts

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:23:27pm

re: #160 ObserverArt

Sometimes freezing a battery will also kill it. A warm battery is a happy battery. I used to take ‘em out in some of my old cars back in the 70s during cold snaps. Take it in the house, put it on a wood plank somewhere warm. It takes a few minutes to hook it back up, but it is faster than running a cold battery down and having to deal with it.

They make battery blankets, I should really put one in her car because this happens pretty much every winter.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:23:59pm

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

At least he wasn’t holding weed.
UCF student arrested, had fully automatic AR-15 in vehicle at campus dorm, police say

Bump-stock Barbie from Kent State is in love.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:25:07pm
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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:26:03pm

re: #141 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Fun fact, originalist category:

During the Jefferson Administration, Aaron Burr was being tried for treason, and Chief Justice John Marshall was handling the trial (back in those days, the Supreme Court Justices would “ride the circuits” and hear appeals and/or handle trials individually). Marshall issued a subpoena to Thomas Jefferson to produce documents, and contemplated issuing a subpoena for Jefferson to appear and give testimony. He decided against the testimony subpoena after determining the produced documents were sufficient.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:26:25pm

re: #143 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy b-day in advance. Sounds and looks like a lovely dinner.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:27:59pm

re: #166 KGxvi

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:28:25pm

re: #165 teleskiguy

Careful… those are the dinosaurs that killed Newman in the original Jurassic Park.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:28:35pm

re: #143 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh that sounds like a divine meal. When I get home… Hmm. Potato, onion, ham and a bit of bacon hash. 2 scrambled on the side?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:29:19pm

re: #169 KGxvi

Careful… those are the dinosaurs that killed Newman in the original Jurassic Park.

LOL. I was thinking the same thing!

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:29:22pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:30:26pm
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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:30:42pm

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

That. Is. Awesome!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:31:04pm

re: #172 Single-handed sailor

The President is given a lot of latitude, because hitherto they could be trusted with it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:38:01pm

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:38:58pm

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

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Plumbing.

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:39:23pm

re: #175 Blind Frog Belly White

The President is given a lot of latitude, because hitherto they could be trusted with it.

And because no other president would go into a room with another world leader with absolutely nobody else from the government. Even the “one on one” sessions would have at least one staffer with clearance in the room.

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retired cynic  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:42:29pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

My Grandmother made the best damn fried chicken in the whole fucking world. Period.

She grew up on a farm in Missouri. She used an unconscionable amount of salt. She didn’t coat it with buttermilk or anything like that. The parts were dredged in flour mixed with salt and pepper. She fried in Crisco, in two pans - one wide, flat skillet and a second tall-sided pan with a lid. She turned it with a fork. She was always moving pieces from pan to pan, taking the lid off for a bit, putting it back on for a bit, raising the heat, and lowering the heat, all for no obvious reason.

None of us who watched her and have tried to replicate the magic have come close.

No, it was my mother; sorry! LOL

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:43:39pm

re: #179 retired cynic

No, it was my mother; sorry! LOL

Mom? Is that you?
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:45:54pm

When you have a whole country to loot, you can afford a few million to stay hidden.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:48:06pm

A chance to reply to a tweet someone put up earlier:

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:53:09pm

re: #181 jaunte

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When you have a whole country to loot, you can afford a few million to stay hidden.

Two whole countries… their own and ours.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:55:00pm

re: #183 KGxvi

Throw in Ukraine for good measure.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:57:38pm

re: #181 jaunte

It’s time for that court to have the fines for noncompliance double each day.

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 3:58:52pm

re: #184 lawhawk

Throw in Ukraine for good measure.

Well, that’s assuming it’s a Russian entity. I’d place money on it being “our friends” the Saudis.

Although, given how bad the Trump syndicate is at this sort of thing, a long shot bet on it being Iranian should not be ruled out.

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Interesting Times  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:00:23pm

re: #182 Belafon

A chance to reply to a tweet someone put up earlier:

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Well…I’d say human-blobfish hybrid Cruz still benefited from low turnout overall, if these numbers are anything to go by:

Out of the voting-eligible population in Texas, 46.3 percent voted in 2018. Nationwide, turnout was 50.1 percent.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:02:56pm

Yeah. That must be it. Not lack of demand, or that they were never going to invest in the first place.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:03:59pm

re: #187 Interesting Times

Well…I’d say human-blobfish hybrid Cruz still benefited from low turnout overall, if these numbers are anything to go by:

Yeah, but Texas. It was still far better than we’d seen in a long time. Beto got more votes than Obama did in 2012.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:05:15pm

re: #170 William Lewis

Oh that sounds like a divine meal. When I get home… Hmm. Potato, onion, ham and a bit of bacon hash. 2 scrambled on the side?

William, they wanted to offer me filet mignon and a full lobster tail and a chocolate soufflé for dessert but I told the waiter that was too too much and I had to pass on dessert.

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:07:09pm

re: #187 Interesting Times

Well…I’d say human-blobfish hybrid Cruz still benefited from low turnout overall, if these numbers are anything to go by:

2018 saw 8.37 million Texans cast a ballot in the Senate election. In 2012, a presidential year, when Cruz first won the office, it was 7.86 million people. Cruz went from 56% of the vote to just over 50%. He also earned about a quarter million votes less in 2018 than he did in 2012.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:09:28pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

The money went back to the shareholders via stock buybacks. It went to the folks who already had money and never trickled down. It didn’t result in wage increases. It’s barely back to where it was before the TCJA was enacted.

frbatlanta.org

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:09:39pm

re: #145 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Sarah is clearly referring to Cthulhu. Or Khorne.

false prophets and heretics are pretty easy to spot, tbh

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:12:15pm

re: #183 KGxvi

Two whole countries… their own and ours.

re: #184 lawhawk

Throw in Ukraine for good measure.

re: #186 KGxvi

Well, that’s assuming it’s a Russian entity. I’d place money on it being “our friends” the Saudis.

Although, given how bad the Trump syndicate is at this sort of thing, a long shot bet on it being Iranian should not be ruled out.

Hell, why not throw in China?

Can they increase the fine amount or is it fixed at $50K per day? Because we could pay off our national debt at this rate //

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:14:00pm

Probably not gonna be wrapping this up anytime soon.

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:14:59pm

re: #195 Single-handed sailor

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Probably not gonna be wrapping this up anytime soon.

Wasn’t there an Onion headline a while back along the lines of “Mueller frustrated he can’t finish report because of all the new crimes Trump commits”?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:18:06pm

re: #195 Single-handed sailor

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Probably not gonna be wrapping this up anytime soon.

Rod Rothenstein will remain as assistant AG until his 100th birthday //////

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:28:55pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:30:55pm

YouTube has the Nicole Wallace Steve Schmidt interview up. I still can’t get MSNBC embeds to work, or I would have put that up earlier.

Anyway, for political geeks this is interesting. For people that want Trump gone and worry about a third party candidate it is maddening!

Schmidt does a lot of justification dancing for Schultz and says the need is because the political system is broken.

Of course he gets into bothersiderism and also leaves out why the system is broken and who helped break it.

Worth a watch. It’ll piss you off too.

EDIT TO ADD: It is not a campaign (yet), it is an Exploratory Search or something.

Schmidt: The Brokenness Of The Political System Resulted In The Election Of Trump | Deadline | MSNBC

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retired cynic  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:35:30pm

re: #199 ObserverArt

I don’t need to be that mad. That much madder. Surprised I haven’t blown a gasket anytime these last couple of years!

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:36:04pm

re: #200 retired cynic

I don’t need to be that mad. That much madder. Surprised I haven’t blown a gasket anytime these last couple of years!

Understood.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:36:39pm

re: #145 Lidane

And a wingnut is claimng that Trump will get a wall because it was prophecied. **rolls eyes right out head**
patheos.com

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:36:59pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:37:33pm

re: #199 ObserverArt

YouTube has the Nicole Wallace Steve Schmidt interview up. I still can’t get MSNBC embeds to work, or I would have put that up earlier.

Anyway, for political geeks this is interesting. For people that want Trump gone and worry about a third party candidate it is maddening!

Schmidt does a lot of justification dancing for Schultz and says the need is because the political system is broken.

Of course he gets into bothersiderism and also leaves out why the system is broken and who helped break it.

Worth a watch. It’ll piss you off too.

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We’ll get this with other Never-Trumpers, too. Rick Wilson will fade into obscurity once Trump is gone and he goes back to working for slightly less odious Republicans. Ana Navarro and even Nicole Wallace? I don’t know. The women seem somewhat more shaken and less likely to be the same. Could be wrong of course.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:38:07pm

re: #199 ObserverArt

It appears that Schmidt is still okay with pushing questionable candidates like VP Palin. Wallace appears to have moved on. Not sure if she’s a Democrat but she wasn’t buying Schmidt’s b.s.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:40:31pm

re: #204 Barefoot Grin

We’ll get this with other Never-Trumpers, too. Rick Wilson will fade into obscurity once Trump is gone and he goes back to working for slightly less odious Republicans. Ana Navarro and even Nicole Wallace? I don’t know. The women seem somewhat more shaken and less likely to be the same. Could be wrong of course.

Trump is the symptom and the problem. Future republican candidates are not going to be able to back off of most of his positions. They might be able to hid it better, but most of them will be anti immigrant, fuck the environment, let’s regulate the uterus types. Hope they enjoy the corner they painted themselves into.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:42:29pm

re: #204 Barefoot Grin

We’ll get this with other Never-Trumpers, too. Rick Wilson will fade into obscurity once Trump is gone and he goes back to working for slightly less odious Republicans. Ana Navarro and even Nicole Wallace? I don’t know. The women seem somewhat more shaken and less likely to be the same. Could be wrong of course.

I haven’t watched this YouTube yet, I had watched the show. I don’t know if the YouTube is the whole interview as it seemed longer than that.

Nicole was fairly upset at Schmidt, you could tell she was questioning it, but they are friends, so maybe she couldn’t really let him have it. I don’t know if all of that is in the YouTube video.

Some of the other panelists had some interesting input, much like you can read here.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:42:34pm

re: #206 I Would Prefer Not To

Trump is the symptom and the problem. Future republican candidates are not going to be able to back off of most of his positions. They might be able to hid it better, but most of them will be anti immigrant, fuck the environment, let’s regulate the uterus types. Hope they enjoy the corner they painted themselves into.

Absolutely. They abhor his crassness and guilelessness, not his policies.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:44:53pm

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

It appears that Schmidt is still okay with pushing questionable candidates like VP Palin. Wallace appears to have moved on. Not sure if she’s a Democrat but she wasn’t buying Schmidt’s b.s.

Well, you caught her tone, so it must be in the YouTube. Thanks. I gotta rewatch it. I might be able to read into the bullshit better a second time. The first time I was too WTF.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:47:40pm

such a moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:49:20pm

trouble in tumplandia

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:49:52pm

My Junior Republican Senator is seriously considering retirement.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:52:26pm

re: #212 teleskiguy

My Junior Republican Senator is seriously considering retirement.

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He got really lucky in 2014 if you ask me.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:53:01pm

Well we do have snow in the Los Angeles are. You do have to look very close to see where it is!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:53:42pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:54:09pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

He got really lucky in 2014 if you ask me.

He benefited from low turnout.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:54:12pm

re: #212 teleskiguy

My Junior Republican Senator is seriously considering retirement.

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Another Flake?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:54:33pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

He benefited from low turnout.

Agree

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:54:38pm

Someone included a $20 Starbucks gift card in a thank-you letter to me recently. I better use that sucker quick before Schultz commits.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:59:10pm

The only time I could drink Starbucks was when they made discs for the Tassimo coffee system.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 4:59:51pm

I don’t drink coffee, so…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:00:06pm

re: #13 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and that is the other reason they hate him and call him a Deep State conspirator and Ben Garrison draws him with a Stalin tattoo on his back…

Is that who that was supposed to be? He’s such a terrible cartoonist I had no idea in hell….

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:00:32pm

I don’t mind Starbucks in a pinch but I’m glad I have a mom and pop place to make my homebase for studying.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:01:20pm

re: #222 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Is that who that was supposed to be? He’s such a terrible cartoonist I had no idea in hell….

Yeah. It’s pretty funny considering Trump would probably praise Stalin for being “tough.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:02:59pm

re: #14 mmmirele

How many of you, when reading “all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion” first thought IRA = Irish Republican Army and not IRA = Internet Research Agency?

*raises hand*

Maybe it’s because of this cold I can’t shake. Maybe it’s because for much of my life, IRA meant the former, not the latter. Man, these recycled acronyms…

I like to switch “Royal Navy” and “Registered Nurse”—whichever is inappropriate.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:04:26pm

This is ongoing nearby:

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:04:44pm

I don’t hate Starbuck’s coffee. But I don’t like it enough to go on purpose.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:05:29pm

re: #227 Barefoot Grin

I don’t hate Starbuck’s coffee. But I don’t like it enough to go on purpose.

Ditto.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:06:03pm

re: #222 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Is that who that was supposed to be? He’s such a terrible cartoonist I had no idea in hell….

Here is a much better cartoon by someone with actual talent, & who is not a bugeyed psychopath:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:07:23pm

re: #25 freetoken

This thing with Mueller and IRA and the Russians… is getting seriously down into the weeds for most American, I think.

And this is going to be one of the big problems facing us - getting our society back on track after Trump, as many people will just not want to pay attention.

There’s just so much shit we’ll never catch up and people will lose interest. Bannon said their strategy was “flooding the zone with bullshit” and it worked to perfection. Mueller has to go public with the small fraction he’s uncovered. He’s waiting to get it all and that’s impossible. Meanwhile we’re dying out here.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:07:40pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Trumpworld operates the way everyone does in Death of Stalin - vipers, pricks, assholes, and everyone out for themselves. Key difference is the body count any one individual is responsible for - no one we know in Trumpworld has a body count approaching Beria’s.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:08:25pm

re: #231 lawhawk

Trumpworld operates the way everyone does in Death of Stalin - vipers, pricks, assholes, and everyone out for themselves. Key difference is the body count any one individual is responsible for - no one we know in Trumpworld has a body count approaching Beria’s.

That’s a great analogy and that movie was hilarious.

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:08:57pm

re: #212 teleskiguy

My Junior Republican Senator is seriously considering retirement.

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The election is two years out, why is he doing this??

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:09:29pm

re: #221 teleskiguy

I don’t drink coffee, so…

I occasionally get hot chocolate from them because I can at least find one.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:09:41pm

re: #233 mmmirele

The election is two years out, why is he doing this??

Probably fears being primaried.

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lawhawk  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:12:28pm

re: #226 lawhawk

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:16:12pm

re: #233 mmmirele

The election is two years out, why is he doing this??

I was kinda thinking teleskiguy was being snarky when he said retirement. His backing Trump might bring about that retirement.

But then I could be wrong. I’m just here literally chilling in a cold Ohio.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:23:38pm

Speaking of snow…

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:25:38pm

This is the correct way to frame any wage bill, including the Paycheck Fairness Act House Democrats are trying to pass:

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:27:00pm

AOC is growing on me. She’s being pretty boss in her new job, like she takes the office seriously.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:28:01pm

re: #68 lawhawk

Herd immunity - some diseases like measles are so infectious that you need nearly perfect immunization to prevent spread. There are people who can’t get immunized - infants, people who have compromised immunity, and vaccinations protect those folks too.

It protects everyone else.

For some diseases, it’s the difference between life and death - like polio or smallpox. We eradicated smallpox and are almost all the way there with polio but there are pockets of polio in the wild. Measles was virtually eliminated in the US until the antivaxxers latched on to the bogus MMR vaccine-autism link.

For other diseases, it’s a life or death or serious complications, like the flu. You can prevent/limit the spread, or even reduce how bad it’s going to hit you if you do get it (and you can get it despite getting vaccinated).

My personal take is that federal law should be enacted that all religious exceptions to vaccination are null and void because of public safety. Only way to avoid vaccination is if you are immune compromised. And it should be at the federal level because travel/transit means anyone can cross state lines and infect people (and we get stories about this regularly - like people who travel overseas, stop at multiple airports, and potentially expose thousands of people in the process).

Antivaxxers immediately scream “There’s no such thing as herd immunity!!” Don’t like the word “herd”, I guess. My response is always that if there’s no such thing as herd immunity, then there’s no such thing as a subcritical mass of plutonium. Any amount, no matter how small, will explode. The arithmetic is exactly the same.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:35:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:36:19pm

re: #242 The Vicious Babushka

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The doughnut has some very good insights about monetary policy.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:39:05pm

re: #242 The Vicious Babushka

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:41:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:42:29pm

re: #245 Charles Johnson

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Oh so you admit this and then humor deep state conspiracy theories.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:43:11pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:43:56pm

re: #240 teleskiguy

AOC is growing on me. She’s being pretty boss in her new job, like she takes the office seriously.

Yeah, me too. Her Bernie Sanders connections made me wary at first, but goddamnit she’s winning me over.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:45:09pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

Yeah, me too. Her Bernie Sanders connections made me wary at first, but goddamnit she’s winning me over.

Agreed, the initial connection to the Bros made me cautious, but everything I’ve seen so far says that she’s got a good head on her shoulders. I can see her going far in the party.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:45:19pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

Yeah, me too. Her Bernie Sanders connections made me wary at first, but goddamnit she’s winning me over.

A lot of people ignore or didn’t know she worked for Ted Kennedy too. She’s a staunch progressive but she’s also savvy too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:46:42pm

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

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I’m sure his website has plenty of hyperbolic verbs tho. But yeah he’s pulling his usual bullshit.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:48:23pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:48:57pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:49:42pm

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

Wow, you’re having a heat wave.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:53:35pm

re: #252 Charles Johnson

In the classical senses of the term, both conservatives and progressives have their place in government. The problem is that both political parties have slowly been edging toward the conservative side ever since the Southern Strategy exposed conservative voters as a politically reliable power base. We don’t have any political party that is truly “progressive”; think about how radical the idea of single-payer health care is even to the modern Democratic Party… and contrast with the fact that many other civilized countries already have such a thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:53:39pm

re: #254 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wow, you’re having a heat wave.

It was burning today. Teens!

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:54:03pm

re: #220 Joe Bacon 🌹

The only time I could drink Starbucks was when they made discs for the Tassimo coffee system.

Up here in Toronto they learned to make proper coffee.

Many Canadians wouldn’t touch the stuff that Starbucks offers, which is barely even ‘coffee based’.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:55:13pm

re: #160 ObserverArt

Sometimes freezing a battery will also kill it. A warm battery is a happy battery. I used to take ‘em out in some of my old cars back in the 70s during cold snaps. Take it in the house, put it on a wood plank somewhere warm. It takes a few minutes to hook it back up, but it is faster than running a cold battery down and having to deal with it.

Batteries get so cold in that open-underneath engine compartment. I miss my VWs. In the Squareback it was under the back seat and in the 412s it was under the driver’s seat. Stayed much warmer.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 30, 2019 • 5:58:03pm

re: #233 mmmirele

The election is two years out, why is he doing this??

Trump isn’t the only person Putin has kompromat on.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:00:52pm
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Teukka  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:02:42pm

Now playing in this insomniac lizards lair (entire album (in embed))…

The Be Five – “The Touch of Your Hand”

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:03:59pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

Before she has a heart attack and was out from work for one year, I had a coworker who ate Popeye’s chicken pretty much every day with potato bread. So the answer is yes.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:06:21pm

re: #240 teleskiguy

AOC is growing on me. She’s being pretty boss in her new job, like she takes the office seriously.

I love how she hits back against Conservatives and is able to explain concepts like marginal taxes to the masses. She’s fearless.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:08:48pm

Just got home.

-20 on the drive. Low wind (so only -34 wind chill) but a clear crisp sky with Orion’s belt as clear as it is cold. Supposed to hit -30 tonight.

Hot water heater is not flowing but the cold is fine because I left it running a trickle. Next time both sides get cracked open. Well, I can shower at work easily (the best thing about working at a hotel is the options when housing problems arise.). Now to make supper and a mug of tea.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:09:45pm

I do drink tea.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:10:28pm

re: #254 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wow, you’re having a heat wave.

We’re at 0° with wind chill of -16° in central Ohio. It’s like the tropics compared to the Great North Cold Zone.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:11:34pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:14:23pm

re: #258 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Batteries get so cold in that open-underneath engine compartment. I miss my VWs. In the Squareback it was under the back seat and in the 412s it was under the driver’s seat. Stayed much warmer.

I had a ‘74 Audi 100 LS. It was under the back seat behind the driver.

That was a car unloved by mechanics, but a dream in the snow and on ice. Great car all around. The only thing I didn’t like was it was an automatic. Would have loved to have had it as a 4 speed. Drove the hell out of it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:14:46pm

re: #261 Teukka

Now playing in this insomniac lizards lair (entire album (in embed))…

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Video

Cool! Mira and Bill Mumy!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:16:55pm

re: #266 ObserverArt

We’re at 0° with wind chill of -16° in central Ohio. It’s like the tropics compared to the Great North Cold Zone.

We’re at -15° with a wind chill of -34° in a northern suburb of Chicago. Tomorrow this time it will be a lot warmer — but with snow :-( .

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:17:30pm

Napster lives!

A few years ago I got together with my best friends from high school to re-record a couple of songs from a demo we had done. We actually put out an album in 1982, but the quality sucked. So one member who has done ok financially paid for the recording and also to remaster the album for CD and other platforms. Anyway….

He just shared with me that he’s made a whole $12 since the last check from various accumulated sources (which was less that $12 as i recall). Someone paid for about 1/2 with a $6 purchase. The rest were mostly 0.01 payments from iTunes, Spotify, and, yes NAPSTER. That thing still exists? But hey! 35 years later we’re ready to catch on!

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:21:50pm

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

If you make that face it might freeze that way.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:40:04pm

re: #271 Barefoot Grin

Napster lives!

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Shoot. CL’d. Oh well.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:32:59pm

re: #268 ObserverArt

I had a ‘74 Audi 100 LS. It was under the back seat behind the driver.

That was a car unloved by mechanics, but a dream in the snow and on ice. Great car all around. The only thing I didn’t like was it was an automatic. Would have loved to have had it as a 4 speed. Drove the hell out of it.

The 73 LandRover has 2 times 12 volts in a bank just under the drivers right elbow. That much power has never failed it, but it has a hand crank just in case.

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TedStriker  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:48:45pm

re: #263 Patricia Kayden

I love how she hits back against Conservatives and is able to explain concepts like marginal taxes to the masses. She’s fearless.

That’s why the GOPers and their flacks are so invested in smearing and discrediting her, because they know she’s telling facts in a way people can understand it and that’s bad, real bad for them.


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