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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:16:34pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:20:34pm

Never mind what I said on the previous thread.
THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING YOU WILL READ ALL DAY!

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:22:50pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

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“How dare the FBI give people the impression that Roger Stone is a criminal?!”

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:23:18pm

@tedlieu
There is no private company that exists in which 6 associates of the CEO have been indicted and the CEO is still on the job.#WednesdayWisdom

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:25:46pm

I’m just seeing that Rand Paul won a big judgment against his neighbor.
cbsnews.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:26:36pm

re: #5 Patricia Kayden

I’m just seeing that Rand Paul won a big judgment against his neighbor.
cbsnews.com

Did we expect anything else?

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:28:20pm

This doggo knows the concept of the fall line.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:29:34pm

Jeez. This song chokes me up like crazy. I don’t expect this version to be any easier. But what a goddamn good song. Isbell is a hell of a talent.

Sort of on topic- I can’t remember which lizard mentioned the little 1 watt Marshall, but I mentioned it to my wife and she said what I assume every wife says when new gear is mentioned. “You should just get one.” So I did, and I love it a bunch. The sounds of screaming tubes with no accompanying eviction notice!
So a belated thank you to whoever posted about it. (Not too surprisingly, a Seymour Duncan P-rail bridge pickup sounds quite nice through it.)

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:30:38pm

So, just to recap, wingnuts have compared the following acts to the Gestapo:

- The early-morning raid of Paul Manafort’s home, which turned up documents that he had attempted to hide from federal investigators and likely would have destroyed had he been given prior notice.

- The raid of Michael Cohen’s office, again turning up documentation that he was attempting to shield from investigators, most of which did not fall under “attorney-client privilege” as he and Trump contested.

- The early-morning arrest of Roger Stone and seizure of electronic devices. No word yet on whether anything of value has been acquired, but considering Mueller’s track record to date, odds are they found a lot of data that Stone either tried to hide or thought he’d successfully destroyed.

By contrast, what did wingnuts think was a total disgrace to law enforcement and a failure by the FBI?

- Allowing Hillary Clinton to surrender her email server and consult an outside law firm to go through the documents on said server before turning them over, rather than having the FBI kick down the door and seize the server at gunpoint.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:33:28pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

MAGA hats are the chosen symbol of the Lesser Common American Fuckwit.

It is displayed as part of the mating rituals of that tribe.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:33:39pm

re: #8 Jebediah, RBG

Jeez. This song chokes me up like crazy. I don’t expect this version to be any easier. But what a goddamn good song. Isbell is a hell of a talent.

Sort of on topic- I can’t remember which lizard mentioned the little 1 watt Marshall, but I mentioned it to my wife and she said what I assume every wife says when new gear is mentioned. “You should just get one.” So I did, and I love it a bunch. The sounds of screaming tubes with no accompanying eviction notice!
So a belated thank you to whoever posted about it. (Not too surprisingly, a Seymour Duncan P-rail bridge pickup sounds quite nice through it.)

Psst: P-90. The real thing from Gibson. 2 of ‘em on a hollow body is best. You’re welcome :)

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:36:51pm

Soup lines MAGA.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:37:28pm

re: #10 EPR-radar

MAGA hats are the chosen symbol of the Lesser Common American Fuckwit.

It is displayed as part of the mating rituals of that tribe.

The Greater Common American Fuckwit is unable to persuade potential mates with such displays of showmanship, and must resort to exchanging items of value with potential mates.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:39:03pm

re: #12 Single-handed sailor

Soup lines MAGA.

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And yet, 168 House Republicans just voted today that they think shutdowns are not something to be avoided and they don’t harm the American people.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:39:16pm

re: #12 Single-handed sailor

Soup lines MAGA.

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An immigrant obviously cares more about our citizens than the president.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:39:17pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

So he’s going to challenge the FBI in regard to an arrest of his buddy who conspired with Russia to get him elected? Sounds just about right for this regime.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:40:07pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

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“We reviewed it, and it works.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:42:46pm

re: #11 William Lewis

Well, I do have two of them on a hollowbody… I can’t go buying new guitars just now, and my Tele has it’s stock single coils, so with the special mounting rings I can get their version of a P-90, a single coil, and a humbucker and combinations of them in the middle position.
And I keep hearing about how Gibson’s quality has dropped these days and and the guitar is routed for humbuckers anyway etc.
But my wish list does include an early-60’s SG special…

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:43:47pm

re: #12 Single-handed sailor

I’m going to have to save money and visit one of Chef Andres’ restaurants. He is such a compassionate person. Always willing to help people in need.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:44:11pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:47:23pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:49:01pm

re: #18 Jebediah, RBG

Well, I do have two of them on a hollowbody… I can’t go buying new guitars just now, and my Tele has it’s stock single coils, so with the special mounting rings I can get their version of a P-90, a single coil, and a humbucker and combinations of them in the middle position.
And I keep hearing about how Gibson’s quality has dropped these days and and the guitar is routed for humbuckers anyway etc.
But my wish list does include an early-60’s SG special…

I have a 1966-67 non-reverse Gibson Firebird that needs fretboard work badly and also needs new frets and a new nut and probably work on the bridge, but it has three original P-90s, so I’ll sell it to you for either a million bucks or $800, which is still probably too much.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:50:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:51:07pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:55:13pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

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I have copies of letters of my great-great grandfather from Illinois who wrote from Chickamauga in Tennessee to his wife in Illinois. His spelling was irregular, so I would say that he would say:

Rebel, reble!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:55:43pm

He really has gone over the deep end.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:55:51pm

re: #22 Barefoot Grin

Don’t you try haggling with me! If it’s a million bucks it’s a million bucks!
Try to lowball me, will ya….
Depending on how bad the shape, 800 might be low. If I end up with 800 bucks and you still have it, you may have a sale…

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 6:57:39pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

He really has gone over the deep end.

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I really think he’s only going to pull Trump supporters if he continues.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:01:23pm

re: #27 Jebediah, RBG

Don’t you try haggling with me! If it’s a million bucks it’s a million bucks!
Try to lowball me, will ya….
Depending on how bad the shape, 800 might be low. If I end up with 800 bucks and you still have it, you may have a sale…

Original case, slightly crushed! Well, only one buckle still works.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:02:41pm
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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:03:16pm

re: #18 Jebediah, RBG

Well, I do have two of them on a hollowbody… I can’t go buying new guitars just now, and my Tele has it’s stock single coils, so with the special mounting rings I can get their version of a P-90, a single coil, and a humbucker and combinations of them in the middle position.
And I keep hearing about how Gibson’s quality has dropped these days and and the guitar is routed for humbuckers anyway etc.
But my wish list does include an early-60’s SG special…

I actually find I prefer Epiphone to Gibson myself but the pickups are still better.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:03:41pm

re: #28 Belafon

I really think he’s only going to pull Trump supporters if he continues.

He’s pretty much hitting all the same notes as Trump. I’m lost as to what he brings the table that is in any way inviting to those outside of the MAGA ranks.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:08:14pm

re: #31 William Lewis

I actually find I prefer Epiphone to Gibson myself but the pickups are still better.

Good to know.

Edit: I assume you mean you prefer the Epiphone guitars but the Gibson pups are still better?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:10:18pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

Never mind what I said on the previous thread.
THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING YOU WILL READ ALL DAY!

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No, it’s not the hat or the skin; it’s that damn ugly dog!

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:12:41pm

re: #33 Jebediah, RBG

Good to know.

Edit: I assume you mean you prefer the Epiphone guitars but the Gibson pups are still better?

Yeah, not great wording but that was my meaning.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:18:32pm

I guess it was historians-get-onto-the-rich week at DAVOS. Go read: m.dailykos.com

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:19:28pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:20:39pm

re: #32 Targetpractice

He’s pretty much hitting all the same notes as Trump. I’m lost as to what he brings the table that is in any way inviting to those outside of the MAGA ranks.

Schultz is Trump Lite: all the white wealth privilege, 50% less racism (POC welcome as long as they have $$$$)

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:22:44pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:23:24pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

Is Cuomo in some kind of competition with David Brooks for the title: Most Deliberately Obtuse and Meatheaded Both-Siderist of All Time?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:28:13pm

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:28:18pm

re: #40 EPR-radar

Is Cuomo in some kind of competition with David Brooks for the title: Most Deliberately Obtuse and Meatheaded Both-Siderist of All Time?

Well, he’s a Cuomo, so it might just be a genetic disposition… he should probably try 23&me.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:28:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:29:17pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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There’s nothing more obnoxious than fake piety on Twitter. Rubio is the worst but this is pretty close.

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:30:22pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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Jesus: the meek shall inherit the earth.
Christianists: so, we can fuck them all over until then?
Jesus: I don’t think you understand what I’m saying
Christianists [oiling up chainsaw dildo]: what now?

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:31:03pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

There’s nothing more obnoxious than fake piety on Twitter. Rubio is the worst but this is pretty close.

FTFY

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:32:15pm

re: #46 KGxvi

FTFY

Ha come on, I dislike him a lot too but the worst on Twitter? He’s not even the worst pompous Cuban-American Senator on Twitter. He is the worst one named Marco Rubio though.

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danarchy  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:35:01pm

re: #34 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

No, it’s not the hat or the skin; it’s that damn ugly dog!

They’re all good dogs Brent

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:35:29pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

Schultz is Trump Lite: all the white wealth privilege, 50% less racism (POC welcome as long as they have $$$$)

He also seems to have a legitimate charity, is still married to his first wife, and probably a supporter of women’s rights. I.e. He’s Trump on economic policies but a moderate Democrat on foreign policy, social policies, environmental policies

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:37:15pm

re: #49 Hecuba’s daughter

He also seems to have a legitimate charity, is still married to his first wife, and probably a supporter of women’s rights. I.e. He’s Trump on economic policies but a moderate Democrat on foreign policy, social policies, environmental policies

I wouldn’t quite say he’s Trump economically. I bet he and Trump have totally different views on trade for one. He’s basically Trump if Trump were honest about being a corporatist.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:38:35pm

I just got one of these alerts

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:42:30pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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The spelling errors! OMG! *covers head with hands* Why do I have to share a religion with that nitwit?

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calochortus  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:43:04pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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“…holly trust in Jesus’ name.” Sounds festive, or maybe just botanical.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:43:31pm

re: #52 mmmirele

The spelling errors! OMG! *covers head with hands* Why do I have to share a religion with that nitwit?

I imagine you know more about what your religion actually says than he does if that’s any consolation.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:43:56pm

re: #53 calochortus

“…holly trust in Jesus’ name.” Sounds festive, or maybe just botanical.

Holly father, who art in bushes.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:44:18pm

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

I just got one of these alerts

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Must be low gas pressure time.

I remember Ohio having natural gas shortages back in late January of 1977. At times they cut back on the gas pressure to use less, and they also asked for as many closures and low heat setting they could for about 2 or 3 weeks.

It was a brutal winter for Ohio.The first thunder snow I ever saw.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:48:54pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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It’s obvious to me that you know more about Jesus that he ever will. But then, as James put it, faith without works is a dead thing. Rather like Kirk’s…

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:51:26pm

re: #49 Hecuba’s daughter

He also seems to have a legitimate charity, is still married to his first wife, and probably a supporter of women’s rights. I.e. He’s Trump on economic policies but a moderate Democrat on foreign policy, social policies, environmental policies

Ultimately he’s a billionaire terrified of having to pay fair taxes as his dues for be a member of the club civilization Nation called America.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:52:09pm

re: #52 mmmirele

The spelling errors! OMG! *covers head with hands* Why do I have to share a religion with that nitwit?

Can I get an Amen? Amen…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:52:49pm

This is my favorite new Twitter account to follow:

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:52:51pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:54:03pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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That little fart’s real God is Ayn Rand.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:54:40pm

For those who want a précis of his book Utopia for Realists, here’s Rutger Bretman’s opinion piece in The Guardian. He’s the historian who told off the bigwigs at Davos a few days ago.
theguardian.com

No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there
Rutger Bregman

excerpt:
So entrenched is this assumption that it’s even embedded in our language. When economists talk about “productivity”, what they really mean is the size of your paycheck. And when we use terms like “welfare state”, “redistribution” and “solidarity”, we’re implicitly subscribing to the view that there are two strata: the makers and the takers, the producers and the couch potatoes, the hardworking citizens - and everybody else.

In reality, it is precisely the other way around. In reality, it is the waste collectors, the nurses, and the cleaners whose shoulders are supporting the apex of the pyramid. They are the true mechanism of social solidarity. Meanwhile, a growing share of those we hail as “successful” and “innovative” are earning their wealth at the expense of others. The people getting the biggest handouts are not down around the bottom, but at the very top. Yet their perilous dependence on others goes unseen. Almost no one talks about it. Even for politicians on the left, it’s a non-issue.

To understand why, we need to recognise that there are two ways of making money. The first is what most of us do: work. That means tapping into our knowledge and know-how (our “human capital” in economic terms) to create something new, whether that’s a takeout app, a wedding cake, a stylish updo, or a perfectly poured pint. To work is to create. Ergo, to work is to create new wealth.

But there is also a second way to make money. That’s the rentier way: by leveraging control over something that already exists, such as land, knowledge, or money, to increase your wealth. You produce nothing, yet profit nonetheless. By definition, the rentier makes his living at others’ expense, using his power to claim economic benefit.

He characterizes Facebook, Google, Uber, Airbnb and others as modern-day rentiers, who are every bit as guilty of living off the hard work of others as landlords and investment bankers. Like Piketty, he warns against the increasing divide between haves and have-nots worldwide, and reminds the haves what eventually happens when the have-nots get fed up.

Worth a read. I’ve got his book in my Kindle queue, and plan to read it once I finish Liu Cixin’s Three Body Problem trilogy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:58:58pm

re: #63 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

For those who want a précis of his book Utopia for Realists, here’s Rutger Bretman’s opinion piece in The Guardian. He’s the historian who told off the bigwigs at Davos a few days ago.
theguardian.com

He characterizes Facebook, Google, Uber, Airbnb and others as modern-day rentiers, who are every bit as guilty of living off the hard work of others as landlords and investment bankers. Like Piketty, he warns against the increasing divide between haves and have-nots worldwide, and reminds the haves what eventually happens when the have-nots get fed up.

Worth a read. I’ve got his book in my Kindle queue, and plan to read it once I finish Liu Cixin’s Three Body Problem trilogy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 30, 2019 • 7:59:53pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

This is my favorite new Twitter account to follow:

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Could this account meet the same sad fate as @defenserudy, imposed by the humorless administrators at Twitter?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:00:13pm

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TedStriker  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:00:29pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

If smoking marijuana causes short-term memory loss, what does smoking marijuana do?

— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) January 31, 2019

“Dave’s not here!”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:00:48pm

re: #61 Single-handed sailor

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re: #66 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Reminds me of that skit where they showed what his life would be if he weren’t loaded. Pretty spot on IMO.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:01:49pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:10:35pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

That poor Boston Terrier.

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jeffreyw  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:11:58pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:12:02pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:14:33pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:23:08pm

re: #71 jeffreyw

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Video

That was very nice.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:23:46pm

re: #71 jeffreyw

That was amazing!

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jeffreyw  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:26:02pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:33:46pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

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Yeah, “incident at a facility” is the sort of turn-of-phrase that belongs in a list of “phrases from horrors just before the dying starts.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:34:07pm
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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:44:54pm

re: #71 jeffreyw

Gorgeous. Thank you.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:48:25pm

That actually would make an funny Twitter topic: “Stock horror movie phrases.”

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jeffreyw  Jan 30, 2019 • 8:59:15pm

re: #81 Targetpractice

That actually would make an funny Twitter topic: “Stock horror movie phrases.”

“We should split up.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:00:06pm

re: #82 jeffreyw

“We should split up.”

“What was that sound?”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:02:23pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

“What was that sound?”

“I’ll go check it out.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:03:03pm

re: #84 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’ll go check it out.”

“You stay here.”

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Jay C  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:04:24pm

re: #84 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’ll go check it out.”

“No. I’m going with you”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:08:27pm

re: #86 Jay C

“No. I’m going with you”

“I’ll be right back”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:11:05pm

Jacob gets curb stomped again.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:11:32pm
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retired cynic  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:27:43pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

I think Jesus would slap this vicious little fucker’s face right off, but what do I know, I am the “unsaved”

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“holly trust” ???

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:29:56pm

re: #88 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Jacob gets curb stomped again.

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Ticks me off that I can’t report offensive Tweets anymore.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:30:12pm

Tim Cook is pissed:


Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information

…Apple’s response, via a PR rep this morning: “We designed our Enterprise Developer Program solely for the internal distribution of apps within an organization. Facebook has been using their membership to distribute a data-collecting app to consumers, which is a clear breach of their agreement with Apple. Any developer using their enterprise certificates to distribute apps to consumers will have their certificates revoked, which is what we did in this case to protect our users and their data.”

Translation: Apple won’t let Facebook distribute the app anymore — a fact that Apple likely communicated to Facebook on Tuesday evening. Apple’s statement also mentions that Facebook’s “certificates” — plural — have been revoked. That implies Facebook cannot distribute other apps to employees through this developer program right now, not just the research app….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:32:28pm

FEARLESS FOSDORK

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:41:30pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:43:44pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

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The hilarious bit is that he’s no doubt telling himself that this time, things will work in his favor because people will see how willing he’s been to work with Dems. And if they won’t do as he demands, well they have nobody but themselves to blame when he announces his emergency declaration.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:46:32pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:48:15pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

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From the restaurant franchise that brought you “Two slabs of chicken with cheese and bacon between as a sandwich.”

Harland Sanders has gotta be swearing up a storm somewhere in the Great Beyond.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:57:16pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

“Fortunate Southern states”? I’d be happy if such a horror never came to my town.

People wonder why America has an obesity problem. Here’s one answer.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:57:55pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 9:59:06pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

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Meanwhile folks in Los Angeles really wait for hours to get chicken from Howlin’ Ray’s and people actually are paid to stay in line to get their Nashville style hot chicken for others!

howlinrays.com

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:00:29pm

Fox News really scraping the bottom of the barrel to find their new contributors.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:04:17pm

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

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Fox News really scraping the bottom of the barrel to find their new contributors.

Nah, they’re just going to the source of the lunacy rather than trying to compete against it. It’s like a company poaching the best “talent” from a rival company.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:24:51pm

re: #102 Targetpractice

Nah, they’re just going to the source of the lunacy rather than trying to compete against it. It’s like a company poaching the best “talent” from a rival company.

The folks watching Fox are just like heroin junkies. They continually need more and more insanity fed to them.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:34:31pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:45:41pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:48:44pm

re: #104 goddamnedfrank

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I continue to maintain that they treated him the same way you’d treat a drug dealer for the same reason: The moment he caught wind that the Feds were coming for him, he was going to flush his stash. It would have made him look guilty as hell, but as is apparently evident right now in the wingnut media, that doesn’t matter because they believe Mueller to be the biggest crook ever in law enforcement.

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gwangung  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:50:10pm

re: #106 Targetpractice

I think I saw a tweet from an ex-agent that this was EXACTLY the standard operating procedure used on suspects arrested for obstruction of justice for exactly the reason you said.

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Nyet  Jan 30, 2019 • 10:53:02pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2019 • 11:52:56pm

The Netflix app for Windows 10 does 4k HDR. HDR is like Kodachrome for TV. I’m lovin’ it. Would be nice if Amazon Prime Video would do something like this. Those guys suck.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:03:17am

re: #10 EPR-radar

MAGA hats are the chosen symbol of the Lesser Common American Fuckwit.

It is displayed as part of the mating rituals of that tribe.

And again, just where are these things manufactured?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:07:34am

re: #56 ObserverArt

Must be low gas pressure time.

I remember Ohio having natural gas shortages back in late January of 1977. At times they cut back on the gas pressure to use less, and they also asked for as many closures and low heat setting they could for about 2 or 3 weeks.

It was a brutal winter for Ohio.The first thunder snow I ever saw.

I don’t know why I found that so terrifying the first time I experienced that as a kid in the Midwest during a “moderate” snowstorm of only 14”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:09:14am

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:11:21am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

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Says the deadbeat who’s relying upon GoFundMe to furnish her apartment. What exactly is her occupation these days?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:16:49am

re: #113 Targetpractice

Says the deadbeat who’s relying upon GoFundMe to furnish her apartment. What exactly is her occupation these days?

Every time I reply to her tweets I tell to get a real job. She’s trying to make a living being a Twitter troll and associating with InfoWars. But she’s got neither the wit nor the sincerity to pull either off. She’s got a lame act. Her 15 minutes ended when she graduated Kent State and couldn’t pull any more gun stunts.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:20:40am

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

Every time I reply to her tweets I tell to get a real job. She’s trying to make a living being a Twitter troll and associating with InfoWars. But she’s got neither the wit nor the sincerity to pull either off. She’s got a lame act. Her 15 minutes ended when she graduated Kent State and couldn’t pull any more gun stunts.

Yeah, that makes sense, because a quick Google search does not produce any evidence she has any occupation aside from “freelance troll.” Grifting ain’t easy, it would seem.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:21:25am

American soybeans, we hardly knew ye.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:23:15am

re: #115 Targetpractice

Yeah, that makes sense, because a quick Google search does not produce any evidence she has any occupation aside from “freelance troll.” Grifting ain’t easy, it would seem.

Grifting is a tough job, that’s why I went into public service. I even got a pension out of it.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:23:49am

re: #116 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

American soybeans, we hardly knew ye.

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There’s gonna be a whole lot of farmers dealing with major debts, if not bankruptcy proceedings, before year’s end when they realize the trickle of money they got from the gov’t for “relief” would have been better spent on covering their debts than buying up storage bins/bags/silos for crops that will have rotted long before the market for them returns.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:24:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:26:29am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Went through TSA with my #MAGA hat on to remind everyone that their jobs are disposable and they’re non-essential. Their paychecks come from someone else’s paychecks. What a world we live in where we accept that.

So she is cool with terrorists hijacking airliners at will?

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:26:46am

re: #119 goddamnedfrank

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It honestly would not surprise me to learn that he’s chosen to run because he wants to spoil the election in the hopes Donny will give him another massive tax cut.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:27:59am

re: #121 Targetpractice

It honestly would not surprise me to learn that he’s chosen to run because he wants to spoil the election in the hopes Donny will give him another massive tax cut.

That seems to be his role in the ongoing clusherf*ck of an election cycle, yes.

he is there to pound into our heads the conservative talking point that Democrats want to turn us into the Argentina of the North.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:37:14am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So she is cool with terrorists hijacking airliners at will?

Oh, as a libertarian, I’m sure the brain-dead tart thinks that airports and airlines will pay to hire private contractors to cover the role of the TSA. You know, the same industry that has seen “budget” airlines plow thousands of passengers into the ground in the name of saving a buck are gonna rush to hire top-notch security companies to keep those same passengers safe.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:39:18am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So she is cool with terrorists hijacking airliners at will?

I’m sure she wants a private company to provide the security, not taxpayers, because “taxation is theft” doncha know.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 12:46:18am

Classics scholar has recreated famous paintings using her son’s toys.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2019 • 1:12:32am

re: #122 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That seems to be his role in the ongoing clusherf*ck of an election cycle, yes.

he is there to pound into our heads the conservative talking point that Democrats want to turn us into the Argentina of the North.

It’s always possible that he’s positioning himself for a run later this year on the GOP ticket, after Donny suddenly decides he doesn’t want to run anymore.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 1:13:11am

An interesting article here - the retail apocalypse isn’t just happening in the US……it’s also happening in the UK, as online sales of common goods lead to physical store closures.

theguardian.com

Can’t say I’m surprised, to be honest. I teach a few students that work at the shopping mall closest to me; they’re mall managers, and they’ve also noticed that online shopping is slowly but surely starting to come into play here in Czech Republic as well.

I’ve done online shopping plenty of times - the sad truth is that many products I’m searching for simply don’t exist here in Czech Republic, and I have little other choice but to buy them online. Also, cost is a factor; online prices are typically 30% to 40% cheaper than their brick-and-mortar competitors and many of these online shops now offer free shipping and returns.

Why go to the store when I can have it in a couple of days, or a couple of weeks at the most, and save myself some money to boot?

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freetoken  Jan 31, 2019 • 1:51:59am

re: #127 Dr Lizardo

Hyper-specialization is allowing for an economy where the producer-to-consumer path by steps the middle man. While it is sad that people and local retailers lose their jobs, their jobs were part of a culture that itself has been rather short in the long span of human existence.

The spice traders of old were the ancestors of Amazon. Supplying the colder realms of Eurasia with plant products from the tropics, the retailers in ancient times were the earlier middle-men. But on the local economy, life existed on the farm, and the local villages bought from the farmers.

Even in more recent times… looking at probate records from the early 19th century I come across receipts and bills, often not from the local retailer, but from the local tradesman. For example, that a deceased person owed the miller, or the local carpenter. That was a direct link from the producer to the consumer.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 31, 2019 • 2:17:17am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 2:47:55am

Saw this brief satirical article on the British Intertubes:

MPs want May to explain Brexit deal slowly to EU

In dramatic scenes last night, Parliament voted for Theresa May to return to Brussels and repeat their offer loudly and slowly until the foreigners get it.

The EU has repeatedly rejected the proposals because they’re a bit slow and obviously didn’t understand them the first time, but senior figures within parliament are confident that loudly saying ‘SPEAKEE ENGLISHEE’ will break the deadlock.

“The first time we explained the deal we’re after, Michel Barnier just cupped one ear and said ‘Que?’, so we think there’s room for movement there,” said MP Simon Williams.

“All Theresa May has to do to make Parliament happy is get the deal we have been specifically told isn’t on the table - and she can do that by raising her voice and enunciating ev-er-y syl-lab-ble. Like that,” he added.

“If I were Prime Minister I would have done it by now. It would have been dead easy, but I know how to talk to foreigners as I holiday in the Peloponnese every year.”

Theresa May is to return to Brussels this morning with a dead and empty expression behind her eyes.

newsthump.com

LOL. It’s from Newsthump, which is sort of a Brit version of The Onion.

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freetoken  Jan 31, 2019 • 2:51:20am

Yesterday’s big science news was the publishing of a couple of papers in Nature, in regards to Denisova cave:

Timing of archaic hominin occupation of Denisova Cave in southern Siberia

Age estimates for hominin fossils and the onset of the Upper Palaeolithic at Denisova Cave

Nature also included a summary article:

Ancient-human species mingled in Siberia’s hottest property for 300,000 years

Neanderthals and Denisovans might have lived side by side for tens of thousands of years, scientists report in two papers in Nature1,2.

The long-awaited studies are based on the analysis of bones, artefacts and sediments from Denisova Cave in southern Siberia, which is dotted with ancient-human remains. They provide the first detailed history of the site’s 300,000-year occupation by different groups of ancient humans.

[…]

The researchers cannot find out precisely when the groups lived together, or whether they ever shared the cave. But the existence of the hybrid individual — who lived around 100,000 years ago — means that the groups must have lived close enough to each other to meet at that time. Furthermore, Denny’s father harboured a sliver of Neanderthal ancestry, suggesting that his ancestors had previously interbred with Neanderthals.

[…]

Homo sapiens might also have lived in the cave, the researchers suggest. Bone pendants and tools — similar to those made by early modern humans in Europe — from the cave’s younger layers date to between 49,000 and 43,000 years old, reports a team led by archaeologists Katerina Douka at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, and Tom Higham at the University of Oxford, UK, in the second Nature paper2.

The researchers dated one hominin bone to around 46,000-50,000 years ago, but could not retrieve any DNA to investigate which species it belonged to.

No other H. sapiens remains from this period, known as the Initial Upper Palaeolithic, have been found in Denisova cave or the wider Altai region. For this reason, the Russian archaeologists who spearhead the site’s excavation have argued that Denisovans made the artefacts, which are more sophisticated than the site’s older stone tools. But Higham would like to see more proof before linking the artefacts to any group. “It’s possible Denisovans could have made the Upper Palaeolithic. It’s possible the Russians are right. At the moment, with the evidence we have, we can’t really be sure,” he says.

[…]

Some of the artifacts appear to be jewelry. The CNN article has an image:

This cave sheltered some of the first known humans 300,000 years ago

Whether or not it was the Denisovans who made the artefacts will be debated until hard evidence can be found of H. sapien occupying the cave at an early date.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 3:12:01am

re: #127 Dr Lizardo

An interesting article here - the retail apocalypse isn’t just happening in the US……it’s also happening in the UK, as online sales of common goods lead to physical store closures.

theguardian.com

I live in a rural area where it is just easier to order it than to travel all the way into the big city.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 3:48:18am

I used to joke about the “Magnum Lottery! Pension system:

Buy a lottery ticket every week until you retire. If you haven’t won by then, buy a gun and knock over a bank. Even if you get caught, you have a roof over your head, warm meals and health care for the rest of your life.

Seems some people are really doing that;

Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail

I reached pension age and then I ran out of money. So it occurred to me - perhaps I could live for free if I lived in jail,” he says.

“So I took a bicycle and rode it to the police station and told the guy there: ‘Look, I took this.’”

The plan worked. This was Toshio’s first offence, committed when he was 62, but Japanese courts treat petty theft seriously, so it was enough to get him a one-year sentence.”

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:10:05am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:16:32am

Kaitlin Gungirl is a fucking moron.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:18:45am

re: #100 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile folks in Los Angeles really wait for hours to get chicken from Howlin’ Ray’s and people actually are paid to stay in line to get their Nashville style hot chicken for others!

howlinrays.com

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I think I heard about this place. Looks delicious. Cheetos and fried chicken just sounds nasty.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:45:30am

re: #131 freetoken

Yesterday’s big science news was the publishing of a couple of papers in Nature, in regards to Denisova cave:

Timing of archaic hominin occupation of Denisova Cave in southern Siberia

Age estimates for hominin fossils and the onset of the Upper Palaeolithic at Denisova Cave

Nature also included a summary article:

Ancient-human species mingled in Siberia’s hottest property for 300,000 years

Some of the artifacts appear to be jewelry. The CNN article has an image:

This cave sheltered some of the first known humans 300,000 years ago

Whether or not it was the Denisovans who made the artefacts will be debated until hard evidence can be found of H. sapien occupying the cave at an early date.

Denisovans Sleep Around

Good t-shirt for AAA conventions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:51:39am

re: #136 HappyWarrior

I think I heard about this place. Looks delicious. Cheetos and fried chicken just sounds nasty.

Food as Performance Art.

This is really post-deconstructivist polymodernism in its most sublime form, and even the poobah eggheads from the art community do not catch it.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:52:40am

Morning Joe has had Noah Rothman on two days in a row to promote his book Unjust, which is apparently a screed against social justice movements (I guess he feels there are too many collateral [white hetero] victims).

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:59:38am

re: #113 Targetpractice

Says the deadbeat who’s relying upon GoFundMe to furnish her apartment. What exactly is her occupation these days?

And she’s targeting the TSA. While no one likes the process of flying, the TSA folks have a semi-noble(ish) purpose.

She’s not a bright girl.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 4:59:44am

re: #139 Barefoot Grin

Morning Joe has had Noah Rothman on two days in a row to promote his book Unjust, which is apparently a screed against social justice movements (I guess he feels there are too many collateral [white hetero] victims).

Just in time for Black History Month…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:00:05am

re: #139 Barefoot Grin

Morning Joe has had Noah Rothman on two days in a row to promote his book Unjust, which is apparently a screed against social justice movements (I guess he feels there are too many collateral [white hetero] victims).

Well, a public stoning is the ultimate expression of the will of the people, though it lacks the spontaneity of an all-out lynching.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:01:08am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

Wingnuttery has sure evolved in the past 19 years.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:01:18am

re: #118 Targetpractice

There’s gonna be a whole lot of farmers dealing with major debts, if not bankruptcy proceedings, before year’s end when they realize the trickle of money they got from the gov’t for “relief” would have been better spent on covering their debts than buying up storage bins/bags/silos for crops that will have rotted long before the market for them returns.

There is a permanent loss of market because the other countries are not going to stop growing soybeans once trump is gone. Trump permanently cut the value of their crops.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:01:57am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

And your paycheck comes from…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:02:25am

re: #143 Sir John Barron

Wingnuttery has sure evolved in the past 19 years.

I recall that our Founding Fathers had an issue involving Taxation Without Representation.

Turns out it was really just the Taxation part all along…

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:03:56am

re: #121 Targetpractice

It honestly would not surprise me to learn that he’s chosen to run because he wants to spoil the election in the hopes Donny will give him another massive tax cut.

I honestly have to ask this again…Why does anyone think this Starbucks clown is going to get Dem votes? He has zero Dem policy concepts. If anything, he’ll take votes from trump.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:06:31am

re: #110 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And again, just where are these things manufactured?

The American State of China?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:08:01am

re: #107 gwangung

I think I saw a tweet from an ex-agent that this was EXACTLY the standard operating procedure used on suspects arrested for obstruction of justice for exactly the reason you said.

I thought the arrest was a little too nice, a little too gentle.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:08:31am

re: #145 Sir John Barron

And your paycheck comes from…..

If cam-girls had a union, she could join.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:08:58am

re: #143 Sir John Barron

Wingnuttery has sure evolved in the past 19 years.

I wonder what she thinks pays for the CBP and ICE that enforce her MAGA immigration policy. She’s a fucking moron who spends her days on Twitter insulting government workers while she’s nothing but a right wing gimmick. I don’t really like the TSA much either but I have yet to see a real solution offered.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:10:35am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Food as Performance Art.

This is really post-deconstructivist polymodernism in its most sublime form, and even the poobah eggheads from the art community do not catch it.

Nah, I think this is pretty simple. It’s corporatism. It’s not the first time that KFC which also is owned by the company that owns Taco Bell has joined forces for a product. See, the Deritos Loco Tacos. I love food but this is just wrong.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:10:39am

re: #147 MsJ

I honestly have to ask this again…Why does anyone think this Starbucks clown is going to get Dem votes? He has zero Dem policy concepts. If anything, he’ll take votes from trump.

Because Dems have a fantasy that hordes of anti-Trump used car dealers are going to vote for them.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:11:38am

re: #147 MsJ

I honestly have to ask this again…Why does anyone think this Starbucks clown is going to get Dem votes? He has zero Dem policy concepts. If anything, he’ll take votes from trump.

Yeah I’m not seeing how shitting on social programs is going to get him any Dem votes.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:12:13am

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

Good news, Comrades! The Ministry of Plenty has increased the sugar ration from 3 to 2 grams.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:13:23am

re: #69 Single-handed sailor

Can someone in the press world please ask Donnie that if his own IC needs to “go back to school” just where is he getting his Intelligence information?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:16:17am

re: #156 Sir John Barron

Can someone in the press world please ask Donnie that if his own IC needs to “go back to school” just where is he getting his Intelligence information?

I assume the POTUS still gets a Daily Intel Briefing. I wonder what this consists of now and who produces it, and how DJT responds to it.

OK that last part was rhetorical.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:16:22am

re: #156 Sir John Barron

Can someone in the press world please ask Donnie that if his own IC needs to “go back to school” just where is he getting his Intelligence information?

I believe the gent’s name is Pladimir Vutin.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:17:45am

re: #156 Sir John Barron

Can someone in the press world please ask Donnie that if his own IC needs to “go back to school” just where is he getting his Intelligence information?

A few talking heads on last night’s Erin Burnnette panel emphasised that the top levels of IC leadership (not analysts) are Trump-appointed and McConnell-confirmed. These are his Best People.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:18:59am

re: #147 MsJ

I honestly have to ask this again…Why does anyone think this Starbucks clown is going to get Dem votes? He has zero Dem policy concepts. If anything, he’ll take votes from trump.

He is out there spewing a major GOP talking point: that Dems are veering Hard Left and want to impose confiscatory taxation, free jobs, college and health insurance for ungrateful minorities minorities and open borders that welcome human traffickers and drug dealers who drive fancy cars and kidnap women and put tape, blue tape, over their mouths…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:20:54am

re: #152 HappyWarrior

Nah, I think this is pretty simple. It’s corporatism. It’s not the first time that KFC which also is owned by the company that owns Taco Bell has joined forces for a product. See, the Deritos Loco Tacos. I love food but this is just wrong.

But it really has nothing to do with nutrition and little even to do with food, it is all about lifestyle and entertainment. That is the totally postmodernist-deconstructivist aspect of it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:22:13am

You know, there might be a little credibility about Trump’s skepticism about the IC if the guy was actually known to read shit. But he doesn’t. He’s mad because they’re contradicting him. It’s as simple as that and he’s parroting what his fucking asshole puppetmaster wants him to say. Gah I remember when I thought the worst thing was that Bush was doing what Cheney and Cheney’s people wanted and here we have a President that doesn’t even operate at the interests of our government and people. Trump is something so fucked up that I doubt Orwell could think of him.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:22:46am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But it really has nothing to do with nutrition and little even to do with food, it is all about lifestyle and entertainment. That is the totally postmodernist-deconstructivist aspect of it.

You over analyze too much I think. It’s not about lifestyle and entertainment. It’s about making a buck.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:23:43am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

You know, there might be a little credibility about Trump’s skepticism about the IC if the guy was actually known to read shit.

Recall that he demands one-page briefings consisting of no more than 10 bullet points.

Not even Orwell could foresee this, although Huxley came closer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:24:58am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

You over analyze too much I think. It’s not about lifestyle and entertainment. It’s about making a buck.

Yes, of course profit is the driving notion behind it. The point is they are not selling food or nutrition, they are selling entertainment and lifestyle. That is pretty brilliant marketing, and I can only tip my hats off to it, it is truly thinking outside the styrofoam box…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:25:32am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But it really has nothing to do with nutrition and little even to do with food, it is all about lifestyle and entertainment. That is the totally postmodernist-deconstructivist aspect of it.

Why should the New Food be out of step with the New Politics and New Entertainment?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:26:10am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Recall that he demands one-page briefings consisting of no more than 10 bullet points.

Not eve Orwell could foresee this, although Huxley came closer.

He’s a lazy piece of shit. Simple as that. He wants all the prestige of being president- the respect(Which he doesn’t deserve), the power(which he certainly doesn’t deserve), but he sure as hell does deserve the scrutiny which he’s too chickenshit to handle.because he doesn’t want to be treated like an American president, he wants to be treated how Putin is in Russia.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:27:16am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:27:26am

re: #166 Decatur Deb

Why should the New Food be out of step with the New Politics and New Entertainment?

I would see it as a forerunner, or rather: without KFC and Taco Bell, there would have been no Trump…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:28:17am

re: #165 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, of course profit is the driving notion behind it. The point is they are not selling food or nutrition, they are selling entertainment and lifestyle. That is pretty brilliant marketing, and I can only tip my hats off to it, it is truly thinking outside the styrofoam box…

I wish it would stop tbh. This kind of crap is why we have an obesity problem.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:28:48am

re: #168 Patricia Kayden

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I see McCarthy wanted to one up McConnell’s crying about the voting legislation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:29:07am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

He’s a lazy piece of shit. Simple as that. He wants all the prestige of being president- the respect(Which he doesn’t deserve), the power(which he certainly doesn’t deserve), but he sure as hell does deserve the scrutiny which he’s too chickenshit to handle.because he doesn’t want to be treated like an American president, he wants to be treated how Putin is in Russia.

He saw that people love the opportunity to flip an anonymous finger at the powers-that-be, and for many, that’s what voting for Trump (or Brexit) was all about.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:30:54am

re: #172 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He saw that people love the opportunity to flip an anonymous finger at the powers-that-be, and for many, that’s what voting for Trump (or Brexit) was all about.

That’s certainly part of it but it’s all about power to him. It certainly isn’t about public service or helping the American people. It’s about him and his corrupt family empire.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:32:00am

re: #170 HappyWarrior

I wish it would stop tbh. This kind of crap is why we have an obesity problem.

We have a food industry that is not concerned with health and a healthcare industry that is not concerned with nutrition, we have an education system that is not concerned with educating people on how live and eat properly.

It is all coming home to roost

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steve_davis  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:38:12am

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

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they delved too greedily and dug too deep.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:39:34am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would see it as a forerunner, or rather: without KFC and Taco Bell, there would have been no Trump…

The key to Trump is the WWF/WWE. They have a common source somewhere, and are mutually-reinforcing. Gorilla Monsoon died for our sins.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:40:43am

re: #175 steve_davis

they delved too greedily and dug too deep.

The lure of mithril

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:41:56am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

The key to Trump is the WWF/WWE. They have a common source somewhere, and are mutually-reinforcing. Gorilla Monsoon died for our sins.

That is also an example of an institution where the line between sport, entertainment, lifestyle and religion is blurred to obscurity.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:42:18am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

The key to Trump is the WWF/WWE. They have a common source somewhere, and are mutually-reinforcing. Gorilla Monsoon died for our sins.

If this ends with Trump getting bodyslammed by a 300 pound man, I guess I could take another month of Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:46:18am

I think the problem with our society is we get amnesia too easily. Certainly that helped Bush’s rise in 2000 or the Republican “Revoluton” in 1994 or the Tea Party rise in 2010 and later Trump in 2016. The past gets overglamorized by people who never had to live it or if they did live have an agenda in wanting to ignore the worst parts of it. TBH I’m optimistic about defeating Trump next fall. But where I’m more uncertain is preventing this from happening again. The next Democratic president is going to have their hands full. And note to progressives, we’re not going to get all we want done. Some things may not be accomplished. That doesn’t mean we sit on our hands in 2024 and 2028 and let a right wing asshole take advantage of disappointment and give us something worse. Would a President Clinton have solved our societal problems as of right now? No but she would be addressing them in a way Trump certainly isn’t doing.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:47:40am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

If this ends with Trump getting bodyslammed by a 300 pound man, I guess I could take another month of Trump.

More likely he walks away with a big gold belt, his Gorgeous George hair-do intact.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:49:50am

re: #152 HappyWarrior

Nah, I think this is pretty simple. It’s corporatism. It’s not the first time that KFC which also is owned by the company that owns Taco Bell has joined forces for a product. See, the Deritos Loco Tacos. I love food but this is just wrong.

It reminds me of things we all did to our food as kids. If someone is willing to pay for that, then someone will make a little money.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:50:26am

Disturbing.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:51:41am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

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Where the fuck does she think anyone’s paycheck comes from?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:51:43am

re: #180 HappyWarrior

I think the problem with our society is we get amnesia too easily. Certainly that helped Bush’s rise in 2000 or the Republican “Revoluton” in 1994 or the Tea Party rise in 2010 and later Trump in 2016. The past gets overglamorized by people who never had to live it or if they did live have an agenda in wanting to ignore the worst parts of it.

Look at what an easy job historical revisionists have with a populace that does not know history besides a few names, dates and broad and often misleading concepts.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:55:07am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

If this ends with Trump getting bodyslammed by a 300 pound man, I guess I could take another month of Trump.

Dwayne Johnson might even volunteer. Or Arnold, the former Governator of California, would.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:55:48am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Look at what an easy job historical revisionists have with a populace that does not know history besides a few names, dates and broad and often misleading concepts.

That’s pretty much what I said.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:57:27am

re: #184 Mike Lamb

Where the fuck does she think anyone’s paycheck comes from?

Someone should totally troll her by posting photos of military members and remind her that tehy too are technically government workers. Funny how the shitting on government employees is only done to civilians. Oh and a higher proportion of government employees are vets than private sector ones because the Feds go out of their way to favor veterans in their hiring practices.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 5:58:40am

re: #182 Belafon

It reminds me of things we all did to our food as kids. If someone is willing to pay for that, then someone will make a little money.

True. It just confounds me we have products like this and then we wonder about obesity. And don’t get me started on the rage that erupted when we had a FLOTUS that made nutrition at an early age a big part of her role.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:00:58am

re: #189 HappyWarrior

True. It just confounds me we have products like this and then we wonder about obesity. And don’t get me started on the rage that erupted when we had a FLOTUS that made nutrition at an early age a big part of her role.

Yep, take you kids to McDonald’s to own the liberals…

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:02:55am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:03:48am

Greets and saluts from the frozen tundra of the NYC metro area. It’s frickin cold here, but Mount Washington is laughing at all of us complaining. They’re currently experiencing near hurricane force winds and a wind chill of -79 degrees. Air temp is -25.9 with no wind there.

That’s nuts.

What’s also nuts is trying to fight fires in this weather. The fire at the Marcal factory that began last night continues today, and ended up burning down the entire factory - multiple buildings totally gone. I doubt the parent company will rebuild. 200+ people are likely out of a job. There’s another big fire in Brooklyn that is still not under control, and then there was a fire at Newark Airport that burned a bunch of cars on the roof of the parking garage.

But you know what’s bugnuts insane? Trump and his insistence on building a wall, and then tweeting nonsense about how he’s already building a wall, and the cognitive dissonance from all his wall-related tweets, because he’s lying throughout, and wants people to think he’s building a wall, that a wall isn’t built, that we need a wall, that a wall works, and that if we don’t we’ll see high crime.

All of these are demonstrably untrue. Crime is at or near historic lows across the US. Border cities actually are at low crime levels. Walls aren’t stopping visa overstays, which are the main reason people are here illegally (and companies like Trump’s hire undocumented persons because they’re cheaper than getting Americans to do the jobs).

The reality is that Trump’s wall is to keep nonwhites out. His immigration policy is predicated on it. His policies are about preventing nonwhites from seeking asylum. He doesn’t want nonwhites coming here. And his bigot base cheers it on.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:04:17am

re: #183 Patricia Kayden

Disturbing.

Wouldn’t that be more the CIA in these situations than the DOD?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:04:30am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Went through TSA with my #MAGA hat on to remind everyone that their jobs are disposable and they’re non-essential. Their paychecks come from someone else’s paychecks. What a world we live in where we accept that. #AbolishTheTSA #TaxationIsTheft
— Kaitlin Bennett

Ma’am, this is a McDonald’s drive-thru. Can I take your order?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:05:04am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

OK, ma’am, but you still need to pay for your order.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:05:43am

re: #194 Sir John Barron

Ma’am, this is a McDonald’s drive-thru. Can I take your order?

Or rather; “Kaitlin, stop pontificating and take the man’s order!”

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jeffreyw  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:07:17am

Good morning!

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:07:47am

Just a thought on Schultz: We should talk about the other Democratic candidates instead. Right in those twitter threads. We should set the bar at what we expect out of a Democrat, and force candidates to clear it.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:07:52am

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or rather; “Kaitlin, stop pontificating and take the man’s order!”

She majored in biology, IIRC. She sure squandered that education. Meanwhile, I’ve been reading about a 13-year-old girl in Colorado who invented a low-cost device that tests for lead in water. Kaity by comparison is a slacker.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:08:37am

re: #199 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

She majored in biology, IIRC. She sure squandered that education. Meanwhile, I’ve been reading about a 13-year-old girl in Colorado who invented a low-cost device that tests for lead in water. Kaity by comparison is a slacker.

I’m pretty sure we’re all slackers if that’s the bar.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:09:08am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

“OK, but I just asked for extra ketchup.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:09:45am

re: #199 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

She majored in biology, IIRC. She sure squandered that education. Meanwhile, I’ve been reading about a 13-year-old girl in Colorado who invented a low-cost device that tests for lead in water. Kaity by comparison is a slacker.

Psychology I believe. But yeah she’s a bigger waste of the degree than Hyperbolic Verb.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:09:49am

Did you see the strory about that 18 year old Univerisity of Iowa student that died behind one of the school buildings because of the -51 wind chill?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:10:47am

re: #203 Belafon

Did you see the strory about that 18 year old Univerisity of Iowa student that died behind one of the school buildings because of the -51 wind chill?

Yeah awful stuff. That’s why Bevin shouldn’t be calling people wimps. Poor kid.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:11:37am

re: #204 HappyWarrior

Yeah awful stuff. That’s why Bevin shouldn’t be calling people wimps. Poor kid.

Yeah, Bevin’s a real tough guy.

/

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:12:02am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:12:48am

re: #198 Belafon

Just a thought on Schultz: We should talk about the other Democratic candidates instead. Right in those twitter threads. We should set the bar at what we expect out of a Democrat, and force candidates to clear it.

I’m not on Twitter as you know but I expect: knowledge of the issues, ideas not platitudes, leadership and delegation skills, & philosophically the belief that government can be a positive force in people’s economic lives.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:13:35am

re: #205 Sir John Barron

Yeah, Bevin’s a real tough guy.

/

Prep school kid. I walked to high school btw. Never In subzero temps tho.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:14:19am

For Wendel, who was arguing the other day that what Russia was doing was not illegal. War has a totally different set of definitions than legality, and this is what war looks like:

The workers at the IRA created dozens of Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, webpages, and a network of connections among them. Then they created thousands of bots, each of which had its own set of accounts and provided apparent heft and popularity to the core accounts. They even sent actual Russian agents to actual American cities to stage actual protests. On Twitter alone, the IRA created 3,800 known accounts and sent 176,000 tweets that were seen by millions of Americans. Some of those tweets were retweeted by such conservative Trump supporters as Ann Coulter. Some of them were retweeted by members of Trump’s campaign, like Michael Flynn. The YouTube videos the IRA created also got broad notice on the right. So did their GIF memes. And when they had trouble getting an idea to break through organically, the Russians did it the old-fashioned way: They bought ads. All of it as part of the effort to help Donald Trump. At least 90 people worked full-time at this effort—and that doesn’t include the “over 100 Americans” that they either recruited or attempted to recruit.

On Wednesday, the special counsel’s office made a new court filing opposing the publication of some documents related to the Concord case. And, as CNN reports, the filing reveals that Concord Management has already been busy conducting its own document release—against court orders. And the Russians have been making changes to the documents they release. The new filing states that “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.”

dailykos.com

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:14:41am

In 1963 I worked with a fully-functional adult who was absolutely convinced that professional wrestling was legit. (He also had an innocent but disturbing obsession with the Lennon Sisters.) He is the foundation of the 27% Crazification Factor and the later Trump voter. To peel this pop sociology back one more layer, look at the world of the carnival shows.

They have always been here, waiting for the Internet.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:15:19am

re: #205 Sir John Barron

Yeah, Bevin’s a real tough guy.

/

Al Roker ripped Bevin a new one during his weather report. Bevin was not pleased to be called out on national TV. Too bad, so sad.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:17:10am

re: #211 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Al Roker ripped Bevin a new one during his weather report. Bevin was not pleased to be called out on national TV. Too bad, so sad.

Bevin shouldn’t be calling school kids wimps. Some guy tried pushing the in my day shit in a group I’m a member of and one of the other members pointed out that just because he survived didn’t make the good old days what he thinks they were.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:18:14am

IIRC disease spreads easier in the cold too.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:18:37am

re: #209 Belafon

For Wendel, who was arguing the other day that what Russia was doing was not illegal. War has a totally different set of definitions than legality, and this is what war looks like:

dailykos.com

Edited

If you read the DK article, there’s a twitter account that has been set up that claims to have hacked those documents, but that account is actually owned by the company itself.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:20:06am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:20:13am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

Because people did something insanely stupid before doesn’t mean it was good, let alone right.

We used to have people working in deathtrap buildings with locked doors and no fire protection. Hey, it meant the owners could maximize their profits, and who cared if there were deadly fires occasionally. They could always find more little kids to work the line.

We used to have kids working in clothing mills, because they could fit their tiny hands in the looms and get the bobbins in and out. Who cared if they lost limbs when they weren’t fast enough. They weren’t fast enough. That’s on them. But losing fingers meant that they learned valuable life lessons and toughened them up.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:20:14am

re: #209 Belafon

Personally speaking, if I had the power to do it, I’d close down those organizations and deport the lot of them and make them all persona non grata in the USA. I’d also consider tit-for-tat reprisals against Russia.

As it is, our Senate and our White House are compromised, so nothing is going to happen until Trump is out of office.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:21:06am

The “what” in the last sentence of Zelden’s tweet is intentional, I’m sure.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:21:43am

re: #215 Belafon

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Your party has Devin Nunes on intelligence, Lee. Why shouldn’t she be on the committee? You’re a racist dipshit.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:22:05am

re: #216 lawhawk

Because people did something insanely stupid before doesn’t mean it was good, let alone right.

We used to have people working in deathtrap buildings with locked doors and no fire protection. Hey, it meant the owners could maximize their profits, and who cared if there were deadly fires occasionally. They could always find more little kids to work the line.

We used to have kids working in clothing mills, because they could fit their tiny hands in the looms and get the bobbins in and out. Who cared if they lost limbs when they weren’t fast enough. They weren’t fast enough. That’s on them. But losing fingers meant that they learned valuable life lessons and toughened them up.

I suppose that’s why Matt Bevin wants Kentucky schoolkids to stand out in sub-zero weather waiting for school buses that won’t even start — to “toughen them up”.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:22:21am

re: #218 Belafon

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The “what” in the last sentence of Zelden’s tweet is intentional, I’m sure.

Muslim Americans being able to participate in their government. Can’t gave that.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:22:41am

re: #218 Belafon

More racism from Republicans, I see.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:24:01am

re: #193 Belafon

Wouldn’t that be more the CIA in these situations than the DOD?

I assume so.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:24:01am

re: #218 Belafon

Was just selected as Ranking Member of the @HouseForeign Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations! Just learned Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar was also put on this committee w oversight of US foreign policy. Crazy to watch what House Dems are empowering/elevating.

— Lee Zeldin

This tweet will not age well.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:24:36am

re: #218 Belafon

The “what” in the last sentence of Zelden’s tweet is intentional, I’m sure.

Freedom of Religion. First Amendment. Liberty.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:29:24am

re: #216 lawhawk

Because people did something insanely stupid before doesn’t mean it was good, let alone right.

We used to have people working in deathtrap buildings with locked doors and no fire protection. Hey, it meant the owners could maximize their profits, and who cared if there were deadly fires occasionally. They could always find more little kids to work the line.

We used to have kids working in clothing mills, because they could fit their tiny hands in the looms and get the bobbins in and out. Who cared if they lost limbs when they weren’t fast enough. They weren’t fast enough. That’s on them. But losing fingers meant that they learned valuable life lessons and toughened them up.

I’m so sick of tough guy shit from people who know shit little.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:30:03am
The guitars that I play on a lot tend to be the ones that are closest.

~David Gilmore

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:30:07am

And no one seems unhappy about it. Imagine that.

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Old Liberal  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:32:33am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

Bevin shouldn’t be calling school kids wimps. Some guy tried pushing the in my day shit in a group I’m a member of and one of the other members pointed out that just because he survived didn’t make the good old days what he thinks they were.

I’m not sure if Bevin was ripping the kids. It was likely criticism of those “public school socialists” that made the decision. These fuckers live to take shots at public workers.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:33:11am

re: #228 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It’s not that he was bad. He wasn’t. It’s just that he was like the third best Batman behind Michael Keaton and Christian Bale.

But the idea that we need a younger Batman? No.

Frankly, I think it’d be pretty interesting to see a much older Batman, one who is really aching to keep up with the “job”.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:34:15am

re: #218 Belafon

Was just selected as Ranking Member of the @HouseForeign Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations! Just learned Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar was also put on this committee w oversight of US foreign policy. Crazy to watch what House Dems are empowering/elevating.

— Lee Zeldin

Hi, Lee. Speaking of ‘crazy’, your president regularly disavows our own country’s IC, disbelieves its analysis and reports, routinely insults it and throws it under the bus.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:34:16am

re: #228 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

And no one seems unhappy about it. Imagine that.

I thought he was OK. Caville is also not going to play Superman. DC is going to have to figure out how to rebuild it’s franchise on Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:34:41am

re: #229 Old Liberal

I’m not sure if Bevin was ripping the kids. It was likely criticism of those “public school socialists” that made the decision. These fuckers live to take shots at public workers.

True. Lame cheap shot regardless as I’m sure you agree.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:35:10am

re: #230 lawhawk

It’s not that he was bad. He wasn’t. It’s just that he was like the third best Batman behind Michael Keaton and Christian Bale.

But the idea that we need a younger Batman? No.

Frankly, I think it’d be pretty interesting to see a much older Batman, one who is really aching to keep up with the “job”.

I would love for them to make it to Batman Beyond, but they need to build a whole lot more stories up.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:35:21am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

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Hey Kait, Annie Oakley has some advice for ya!

Betty Hutton sings “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:35:33am

re: #231 Sir John Barron

Hi, Lee. Speaking of ‘crazy’, your president regularly disavows our own country’s IC, disbelieves its analysis and reports, routinely insults it and throws it under the bus.

That’s different. He didn’t do it while being a Somali American woman.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:35:49am

re: #206 Belafon

Schiff suggests will use intel chiefs’ testimony if Trump tries national emergency card

Fox Spin:

Deep State Conspiracy to Undermine Presidential Authority!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:36:42am

re: #208 HappyWarrior

Prep school kid. I walked to high school btw. Never In subzero temps tho.

I remember walking to school in single-digit temps that hurt to breathe, but only like four blocks.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:36:52am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Libertarian chick of the hour chimes in with moar idiocy

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Unemployed parasite on the working class says what?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:37:30am

re: #218 Belafon

Was just selected as Ranking Member of the @HouseForeign Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations! Just learned Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar was also put on this committee w oversight of US foreign policy. Crazy to watch what House Dems are empowering/elevating.

— Lee Zeldin

Really? Well, maybe you could spell it out for us.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:38:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:38:51am

re: #209 Belafon

For Wendel, who was arguing the other day that what Russia was doing was not illegal. War has a totally different set of definitions than legality, and this is what war looks like:

dailykos.com

Edited

Nobody forces anyone to believe all the crap they read on social media. That is the legal weakness that they exploited. For me, social media is a source of information on what my friends and family are up to, not on politics or world events.

Of course what they did was hostile, immoral and unethical.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:39:06am

re: #232 Belafon

I thought he was OK. Caville is also not going to play Superman. DC is going to have to figure out how to rebuild it’s franchise on Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Start by not hiring Zack Snyder as the director, and abandoning the broody Superman shtick.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:39:47am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember walking to school in single-digit temps that hurt to breathe, but only like four blocks.

I was walking like a mile since I had to cross a creek that divided my neighborhood from the one near the HS. Could be brutal for sure. But I liked it. Gave me time to gather my thoughts.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:39:50am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

IIRC disease spreads easier in the cold too.

I thought cold kills germs, but then again, it also weakens our resistance to them…

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:40:36am

re: #243 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Start by not hiring Zack Snyder as the director, and abandoning the broody Superman shtick.

Deadpool mocking them should be a clue.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:41:36am

re: #245 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought cold kills germs, but then again, it also weakens our resistance to them…

I think so. Either way you’re going to get more sick kids than not waiting for the bus in sub zero temps.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:42:52am

re: #227 Amory Blaine

~David Gilmore

The guitars that I play on a lot tend to be the ones that are closest.
~David Gilmore

I was just loaned a lovely old cherry Epiphone acoustic by a bandmate and I have put my Guild aside for it for the time being…just because it is new-looking and has a crisp sound.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:42:53am

re: #113 Targetpractice

Says the deadbeat who’s relying upon GoFundMe to furnish her apartment. What exactly is her occupation these days?

Daft shithead. And she has a PhD in it.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:43:43am

re: #245 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought cold kills germs, but then again, it also weakens our resistance to them…

And also, in cold weather, people tend to spend more time indoors mingling with each other, which also spreads infections…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:44:28am

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Oh and a higher proportion of government employees are vets than private sector ones because the Feds go out of their way to favor veterans in their hiring practices.

Party line is that there is no preference given to hiring veterans over non-veterans… Bwa ha ha ha.

I can state for a fact that a veteran can make a job cert that she has no qualifications for, because veteran. Doesn’t mean a hire, but making cert removes a different qualified person.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:45:20am

re: #246 Belafon

Deadpool mocking them should be a clue.

I hope they can manage not to screw up The Flash movie.

Also heard tell that the new Suicide Squad flick will not be a sequel, but will be a reboot with a new cast. But Margot Robbie will be in Birds of Prey, at least.

news.yahoo.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:45:21am

re: #250 Jay C

And also, in cold weather, people tend to spend more time indoors mingling with each other, which also spreads infections…

Right. It’s not that germs and bacteria spread more directly because of cold but side effects.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:46:03am

re: #251 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Party line is that there is no preference given to hiring veterans over non-veterans… Bwa ha ha ha.

I can state for a fact that a veteran can make a job cert that she has no qualifications for, because veteran. Doesn’t mean a hire, but making cert removes a different qualified person.

Yeah I don’t buy that. They definitely favor vets.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:46:28am

re: #251 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That is true. Veterans preference is codified for federal agencies in the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:51:56am

re: #118 Targetpractice

There’s gonna be a whole lot of farmers dealing with major debts, if not bankruptcy proceedings, before year’s end when they realize the trickle of money they got from the gov’t for “relief” would have been better spent on covering their debts than buying up storage bins/bags/silos for crops that will have rotted long before the market for them returns.

They should realize their jobs are disposable and they are non essential.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 6:59:27am

re: #256 Amory Blaine

They should realize their jobs are disposable and they are non essential.

subsidized government employees, all

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:00:00am

Okay, what is supposed to happen today? It must be something yooge because the dolt has tweeted 12 times this morning.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:00:03am

this

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:01:43am

re: #258 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

Okay, what is supposed to happen today? It must be something yooge because the dolt has tweeted 12 times this morning.

I assume major news drops tomorrow

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:02:46am

Good Morning. Just crawl out of bed - it’s still -30F/-48WC here right now. Bleah.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:05:05am

re: #245 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought cold kills germs, but then again, it also weakens our resistance to them…

Viruses and relatively immune to cold temperatures. They don’t respire, so no metabolism slow down.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:05:38am

re: #259 I Would Prefer Not To

this

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People who btw still complain that they’re under “Yankee rule” and tell black people to get over Jim Crow. You get over that your great grandfather’s cause lost and his descendants gave us American Apartheid.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:07:45am

re: #118 Targetpractice

There’s gonna be a whole lot of farmers dealing with major debts, if not bankruptcy proceedings, before year’s end when they realize the trickle of money they got from the gov’t for “relief” would have been better spent on covering their debts than buying up storage bins/bags/silos for crops that will have rotted long before the market for them returns.

What’s that quote about the consequences of not studying history? (Yes, I actually know the quote.) I mean, come one, we shouldn’t repeat everything that happened in the industrial revolution and gilded age.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:08:57am

re: #259 I Would Prefer Not To

this

I can’t twitter at work, so I’m sending myself that one to like later.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:10:21am

re: #259 I Would Prefer Not To

this

The bumper sticker version: I don’t want to hear about assimilation from people still flying the Confederate flag.

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Old Liberal  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:10:32am

There is an article on Rawstory that says Kim Davis of Kentucky fame has a $220k judgement against her for her marriage license stunt. And now the State of Kentucky refuses to pay it for her, citing her “undermining Kentucky’s interest in upholding the rule of law”. What a bag of snakes.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:11:47am

A Hindu Temple has been vandalized in Louisville, KY.

I was surprised to see there are now two Swaminarayan Temples in Louisville. This one was established about five years ago. There’s another out toward the east, as well as a separate, older temple (non-denominational??) not far from where my stepson lives. I’ve got several friends who are members of the older one.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:12:04am

Yesterday, I apparently wasn’t supposed to come in to work because of the cold. Lucky for them I did as I discovered water pouring on expensive electrical equipment from a failed pipe potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars. Lucky for them!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:14:05am

re: #269 Amory Blaine

You da man!

Ask for a raise, or at least a bonus..

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:15:12am

re: #268 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

A Hindu Temple has been vandalized in Louisville, KY.

I was surprised to see there are now two Swaminarayan Temples in Louisville. This one was established about five years ago. There’s another out toward the east, as well as a separate, older temple (non-denominational??) not far from where my stepson lives. I’ve got several friends who are members of the older one.

Did the vandals think it was a Muslim mosque?

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:15:12am

re: #270 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Maybe an extra five minutes for lunch…

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:16:57am

re: #268 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

A Hindu Temple has been vandalized in Louisville, KY.

I was surprised to see there are now two Swaminarayan Temples in Louisville. This one was established about five years ago. There’s another out toward the east, as well as a separate, older temple (non-denominational??) not far from where my stepson lives. I’ve got several friends who are members of the older one.

Can’t wait for the vandals to be discovered on surveillance cameras and for them to whine about the surveillance state and the Deep State for catching them.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:17:08am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:17:27am

Nothing warms the cockles like sweeping water away from live high voltage equipment. 😯

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:18:01am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:20:41am

re: #241 lawhawk

Found you retweeted this.

I’m two degrees removed from Howard Fineman, because I worked with his ex-fiancee for a while. As I understand it, his critique of Schultz is like the pot calling the kettle black, but my source may not be the most reliable.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:21:15am

re: #267 Old Liberal

There is an article on Rawstory that says Kim Davis of Kentucky fame has a $220k judgement against her for her marriage license stunt. And now the State of Kentucky refuses to pay it for her, citing her “undermining Kentucky’s interest in upholding the rule of law”. What a bag of snakes.

What’s even funnier is that Bevin is now throwing her under the bus after singing her praise when he was running for Governor.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:22:04am

re: #275 Amory Blaine

Nothing warms the cockles like sweeping water away from live high voltage equipment. 😯

Literally.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:23:05am

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

Yeah, I’ve heard that of Fineman too.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:23:19am

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

Found you retweeted this.

I’m two degrees removed from Howard Fineman, because I worked with his ex-fiancee for a while. As I understand it, his critique of Schultz is like the pot calling the kettle black, but my source may not be most reliable.

To Fineman’s credit, he’s not trying to run for president.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:24:18am

re: #261 William Lewis

Good Morning. Just crawl out of bed - it’s still -30F/-48WC here right now. Bleah.

Wow, wind chill has been around zero here in MD and I thought that was bad enough.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:24:26am

re: #273 Sir John Barron

Can’t wait for the vandals to be discovered on surveillance cameras and for them to whine about the surveillance state and the Deep State for catching them.

The Courier-Journal article says the temple did not have surveillance cameras, so the vandals may remain anonymous.

What’s weird is the temple is in a fairly chill part of Louisville, on Bardstown Road — Louisville’s answer to Greenwich Village. This one opened up five years ago. I presume the Hindu population of Louisville (lots of doctors live there!) has burgeoned since I left town.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:25:30am

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

The Courier-Journal article says the temple did not have surveillance cameras, so the vandals may remain anonymous.

What’s weird is the temple is in a fairly chill part of Louisville, on Bardstown Road — Louisville’s answer to Greenwich Village. This one opened up five years ago. I presume the Hindu population of Louisville (lots of doctors live there!) has burgeoned since I left town.

Too bad, well, karma will catch up to these creeps.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:25:46am

re: #276 lawhawk

Someone please invite Stormy Daniels and give her a front row seat.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:26:03am

re: #268 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

A Hindu Temple has been vandalized in Louisville, KY.

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I was surprised to see there are now two Swaminarayan Temples in Louisville. This one was established about five years ago. There’s another out toward the east, as well as a separate, older temple (non-denominational??) not far from where my stepson lives. I’ve got several friends who are members of the older one.

Wonder what the over/under is on the first RW blather-monger to get their shorts in a twist over the REAL outrage which should be highlighted over this incident?

No, not the vandalization of the temple: the characterization of a Christian expression as a “repugnant message[] of hate”…

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:27:49am

re: #285 GlutenFreeJesus

Someone please invite Stormy Daniels and give her a front row seat.

Lot’s of Puerto Ricans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:28:05am

re: #268 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Kentucky Hindu temple vandalized with “repugnant messages of hate”

How can the word of Jesus be seen as hateful?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:29:09am

re: #280 lawhawk

Yeah, I’ve heard that of Fineman too.

His ex split up with him and is now happily married with a nicer guy. We touch base every once in a while. In one of those small world things, she’s originally from Louisville, KY, and her friends there and my friends there overlap quite a bit. But I acquired my Louisville friends after I met her in an entirely different city.

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plansbandc  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:30:02am

re: #71 jeffreyw

Gorgeous! I’m going to have to listen to a lot more of her stuff.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:30:08am

re: #286 Jay C

Wonder what the over/under is on the first RW blather-monger to get their shorts in a twist over the REAL outrage which should be highlighted over this incident?

No, not the vandalization of the temple: the characterization of a Christian expression as a “repugnant message[] of hate”…

Think about how mouth frothy they’d be if someone spray painted ALLAHU AKBAR! on a Christian church?

I’m a Christian myself but a hate crime is a hate crime and this was a hate crime. Even Jesus spoke out AGAINST stuff like this.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:30:17am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

Too bad, well, karma will catch up to these creeps.

I’m hoping it’s Kali, tbh.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:31:17am

Also, I’m getting really fucking tired of Kaitlin Bennett.

I bet if the TSA stopped a dude from bringing a bomb on to the plane she was flying on she’d be damned thankful for these people who are paid with “someone else’s paycheck”.

Stupid, entitled, naive girl. Gah.

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plansbandc  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:35:02am

re: #112 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Aggressively stupid is no way to go through life.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:35:34am

re: #274 lawhawk

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Like I said, a parasite. Almost tempting to set up twitter to tell her so. Almost.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:36:57am

re: #294 plansbandc

Aggressively stupid is no way to go through life.

if you are going to be stupid, be aggressive about it. don’t retreat, reload!!!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:38:10am

The Great Orange Menace has been tweeting up a storm today. Something big is in the works.

He’s supposed to meet with the Chinese vice premier today or tomorrow. I’m waiting for him to make an announcement via tweet that is totally opposite to what the Chinese say.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:38:39am

re: #295 William Lewis

Like I said, a parasite. Almost tempting to set up twitter to tell her so. Almost.

We got it covered. No worries.

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:38:53am

I often wonder who the hell gets paid to come up with names for meds. Some of them are just stupid.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:39:18am

re: #292 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I’m hoping it’s Kali, tbh.

Did you say “temple of doom”? ;)

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:41:12am

re: #300 William Lewis

Cover your heart!!!

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Old Liberal  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:41:49am

re: #278 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

What’s even funnier is that Bevin is now throwing her under the bus after singing her praise when he was running for Governor.

I’m sure Huckabee Bevin and Cruz will organize “A Koncert for Kim” featuring Ted Nugent to help her pay it off. Jeffries and Graham will pass the plate an extra time for a special offering.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:43:14am

re: #299 makeitstop

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I often wonder who the hell gets paid to come up with names for meds. Some of them are just stupid.

I think this every time I see an ad for one. Like, you guys have millions of dollars to pour into marketing and promotion and THIS is the best name you could come up with?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:46:42am

The short version makes as much sense as the original.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:46:50am

Muhahahahahahahahahah! thedevilspanties.com

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plansbandc  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:49:02am

SMOTI being SMOTI

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:49:21am

re: #305 William Lewis

Muhahahahahahahahahah! thedevilspanties.com

My GF also showed me a Chinese recipe that involves cooking tofu with ground pork (only a small amount, mostly to impart flavor). I also had trouble with that concept, but it works

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:49:24am

re: #302 Old Liberal

I’m sure Huckabee Bevin and Cruz will organize “A Koncert for Kim” featuring Ted Nugent to help her pay it off. Jeffries and Graham will pass the plate an extra time for a special offering.

Nah, she’ll probably start a gofundme account and then have it shut down for violating their TOS giving her something else to rage about.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:49:33am

re: #304 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The short version makes as much sense as the original.

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You don’t know shit about the Iran deal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:50:37am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

You don’t know shit about the Iran deal.

I cannot imagine that he ever read it, even in Reader’s Digest condensed form.

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:51:10am

re: #303 Eclectic Cyborg

I think this every time I see an ad for one. Like, you guys have millions of dollars to pour into marketing and promotion and THIS is the best name you could come up with?

Inorite? I saw an ad for something called ‘Trulicity’ last night. No idea what it even does, even after seeing the ad.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:52:33am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I cannot imagine that he ever read it, even in Reader’s Digest condensed form.

Of course he never read it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:52:42am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

You don’t know shit about the Iran deal.

He doesn’t know shit about anything.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:53:42am

re: #311 makeitstop

Inorite? I saw an ad for something called ‘Trulicity’ last night. No idea what it even does, even after seeing the ad.

Trulicity is a medication for type 2 diabetics that helps lower their A1C level. My wife is diabetic so I’m familiar with a lot of these meds.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:55:24am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

He doesn’t know shit about anything.

Only thing he can do is promote himself.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:56:37am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

You don’t know shit about the Iran deal.

Trump thinks he ended the Iran deal.

The JCPOA is still in effect.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 7:59:22am

Hey, guess what? Trump and Rick Perry were shipping Plutonium to Nevada without telling the state:

The Department Of Energy, led by noted expert Rick Perry, secretly shipped half a ton of “weapons-grade” plutonium to a site 90 miles from Las Vegas. The shipments came despite decades of objections from state officials, and over concerns of both environmental groups and scientists.

As The Hill reports, information on the shipments only became public because Nevada sued to stop what the state thought were still only plans to ship material from South Carolina. But in court, officials learned that some time before November 2018, Trump and Perry had already delivered a gift of 1,000 pounds of element Pu. The dates, means of delivery, and route the plutonium took in crossing the country are still secret.

Driving up the anger-counter is the fact that the DOE was continuing to pretend to negotiate with the state of Nevada as if the shipments were still upcoming. While the state government raised objections and thought it was negotiating over how any shipments might be conducted safely, behind the scenes the plutonium was already arriving. As the state’s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak made clear, “They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment.” Sisolak declared himself “beyond outraged” by the DOE’s action.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:01:43am

re: #317 Belafon

Jesus fucking christ. He’s going to end up pissing off every state in the Union at this point.

And I mean why would you be so flippant with shipping WEAPONS GRADE PLUTONIUM??? Holy hell.

I hope Nevada sues the crap out of the Trump admin for this.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:02:41am

re: #317 Belafon

Hey, guess what? Trump and Rick Perry were shipping Plutonium to Nevada without telling the state:

And there we go. Perry’s DOE had been quiet till now. Hope Nevada sues the assholes.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:04:23am

re: #317 Belafon

It’s hard to tell if this was malice, ignorance, stupidity, or malfeasance — probably all of them. Plutonium is some nasty shit, and they shipped 1,000 pounds of it!?

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:05:06am

re: #307 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My GF also showed me a Chinese recipe that involves cooking tofu with ground pork (only a small amount, mostly to impart flavor). I also had trouble with that concept, but it works

Can’t remember the Chinese name, but in Japanese it’s mabo dofu. Add in some peppers for the fire. It’s delicious.

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plansbandc  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:05:23am

re: #317 Belafon

Absolutely terrifying.

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Alephnaught  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:05:57am

re: #53 calochortus

“…holly trust in Jesus’ name.” Sounds festive, or maybe just botanical.

Actually, Holly Trust sounds like a good drag name.

EDIT: Noticed in the replies.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:07:59am

re: #317 Belafon

Hey, guess what? Trump and Rick Perry were shipping Plutonium to Nevada without telling the state:

The state should sue the fuck out of Trump and DOE and Perry, and hold them accountable. They put millions of lives at risk by moving around weapons grade nuclear materials (that’s what plutonium is and used for), and any accidental release can put people at risk. Knowing how Trumpworld operates, those risks go up exponentially.

Trumpworld doesn’t care about the rule of law or public safety. They just do stupid shit and think they can get away with it.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:08:34am

re: #321 Barefoot Grin

Can’t remember the Chinese name, but in Japanese it’s mabo dofu. Add in some peppers for the fire. It’s delicious.

Mapo doufu (麻婆豆腐). It’s popular in Hunan, where I used to live.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:11:50am

re: #325 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I found a recipe.
chinasichuanfood.com

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:14:34am

re: #326 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I found a recipe.
chinasichuanfood.com

Love it!

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:14:38am

re: #317 Belafon

Makes me wonder if they have snuck any radioactive waste into INEL.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:14:59am

re: #314 Eclectic Cyborg

Trulicity is a medication for type 2 diabetics that helps lower their A1C level. My wife is diabetic so I’m familiar with a lot of these meds.

Sounds like a character from Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:16:33am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Jesus fucking christ. He’s going to end up pissing off every state in the Union at this point.

And I mean why would you be so flippant with shipping WEAPONS GRADE PLUTONIUM??? Holy hell.

I hope Nevada sues the crap out of the Trump admin for this.

Rick Perry was not even aware when he took over the job as head of DOE that he was in charge of the nation’s Uranium and Plutonium stockpile…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:17:16am

re: #321 Barefoot Grin

Can’t remember the Chinese name, but in Japanese it’s mabo dofu. Add in some peppers for the fire. It’s delicious.

This involves black bean and pepper sauce

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:17:43am

re: #327 Barefoot Grin

Love it!

I just found that site, and it’s a keeper! Lots of advice on how to do basic cooking and prepare basic sauces and ingredients from scratch.

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retired cynic  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:19:02am

I hope this works!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:21:42am

re: #324 lawhawk

The state should sue the fuck out of Trump and DOE and Perry, and hold them accountable. They put millions of lives at risk by moving around weapons grade nuclear materials (that’s what plutonium is and used for), and any accidental release can put people at risk. Knowing how Trumpworld operates, those risks go up exponentially.

Trumpworld doesn’t care about the rule of law or public safety. They just do stupid shit and think they can get away with it.

The lying and breach of public trust is a very big deal. The plutonium itself, not so much. My whole generation of Americans grew up with plutonium in our backyards or 30,000 ft overhead.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:21:43am

re: #319 HappyWarrior

And there we go. Perry’s DOE had been quiet till now. Hope Nevada sues the assholes.

Not just Nevada, but every state through which the plutonium traveled.

There’s still 1,000 pounds of plutonium that still needs to be shipped. It’s not getting to Nevada without going through other states.

I get need to transfer the material, but how it is transferred and how to do it safely are a real concern. It’s the same concerns that were in place on dealing with decommissioning nuclear reactors, taking spent fuel, and getting it to Yucca Mt (which was supposed to be the national nuclear waste repository).

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:25:05am

re: #324 lawhawk

The state should sue the fuck out of Trump and DOE and Perry, and hold them accountable. They put millions of lives at risk by moving around weapons grade nuclear materials (that’s what plutonium is and used for), and any accidental release can put people at risk. Knowing how Trumpworld operates, those risks go up exponentially.

Trumpworld doesn’t care about the rule of law or public safety. They just do stupid shit and think they can get away with it.

Well, apparently, they actually DID “get away with it” - one presumes any spill/leakage of weapons-grade plutonium might have generated some publicity.
And given the general level of governmental competence characteristic of the Trump Administration, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Sec’y Rick “Glasses-make-me-look-smarter” Perry, or one of his minions, use the reveal to dismiss concerns about the handling/transport of radioactive materials as the uninformed bleating of Luddite hippie tree—huggers…..

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:26:38am

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Someone should totally troll her by posting photos of military members and remind her that tehy too are technically government workers. Funny how the shitting on government employees is only done to civilians. Oh and a higher proportion of government employees are vets than private sector ones because the Feds go out of their way to favor veterans in their hiring practices.

To the arch conservative paying taxes to have a big strong military is all that federal taxes should be used for and the only thing the government should be responsible for is the military to protect the government/Constitution.

Everything else should be done by the states and local communities.

I imagine gun girl buys into that thinking even if she is a libertarian.

Oh yeah, morning. Currently 6° heading for a high of 12°. It’s like a heat-wave!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:29:29am

I don’t think they even banged his pointy head on the door frame when they put him in the car….

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:29:51am

re: #306 plansbandc

Yeah, solar power actually loses efficiency as temperatures rise. The efficiency depends on the type you choose, but they all lose efficiency at different rates as the temperature goes up.

He’s such a dumbass.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:30:27am

Nuclear Arms race incoming…

“The Trump administration will stop abiding by a landmark arms control pact with Russia as soon as Saturday after last-minute diplomatic efforts to bring Moscow back into compliance failed, a top State Department official told Reuters.

“We’ll have an announcement made, follow all the steps that need to be taken on the treaty to suspend our obligations with the intent to withdraw,” Andrea Thompson, under secretary of State for arms control and international security, told the publication in an interview Thursday.

Thompson’s remarks followed talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Beijing, where Thompson is leading the U.S. delegation at the 2019 P5 Conference.

The U.S. has publicly accused Russia of violating the Soviet-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) since 2014, which Moscow denies. President Trump signaled in October that he planned to withdraw from the treaty, citing Russia’s failure to comply.

The pact was signed in 1987 by then-President Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It bans all land-based missiles with short and intermediate ranges.

On Dec. 4, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave Russia 60 days to comply with the treaty, setting a Feb. 2 deadline before the U.S. would vacate its commitments under the agreement unless Russia came back into compliance.

The process to formally withdraw from the treaty takes six months, but the U.S. plans to stop complying with it as soon as this weekend, Thompson said.

She said the Pentagon would be able to begin developing longer-range missiles if it so chooses.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:31:44am

re: #198 Belafon

Just a thought on Schultz: We should talk about the other Democratic candidates instead. Right in those twitter threads. We should set the bar at what we expect out of a Democrat, and force candidates to clear it.

Just a note on Schultz. He denies the Democrats now. He has said he has run away from the party because they are too extreme right now. So he shouldn’t even be mentioned with the Democrats. Hopefully in not too long a time no one will be mentioning him.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:32:11am

Bevin v. Davis

Both of them should go pound sand for all the damage they’re doing.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:33:36am

This was probably the nuclear weapon accident that occurred in the most densely populated US area:

The facility, one of eight located around the country, east of Route 539 in Plumstead Township, N.J., was operated by the Air Force from 1959 until 1972.

On June 7, 1960, a fire destroyed a nuclear warhead-equipped missile in shelter 204 at the BOMARC facility. The accident released plutonium (radioactive material) into the environment. Heat from the fire and fire suppression activities facilitated dispersion of plutonium over a 7-acre area.

It was scary and very expensive, but it was contained.

jointbasemdl.af.mil

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:35:35am

re: #341 ObserverArt

Just a note on Schultz. He denies the Democrats now. He has said he has run away from the party because they are too extreme right now. So he shouldn’t even be mentioned with the Democrats. Hopefully in not too long a time no one will be mentioning him.

I thought Schultz’s gripe with the Dems was that they were “too extreme” left?? Defined, of course, as potentially threatening his own pile of moolah for the stupid and counter-productive reason of bolstering the nation’s financial stability…..

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:35:56am

I had the option to stay at work or go home. I choose going home. Good bye 8 hours of vacation time but at least I am warm.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:36:03am

re: #338 Barefoot Grin

I don’t think they even banged his pointy head on the door frame when they put him in the car….

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He was fine enough to go on FNC and insist he was treated worse than OBL and Pablo Escobar. This is all about Trump protecting a crony.

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TedStriker  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:38:11am

re: #228 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

And no one seems unhappy about it. Imagine that.

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Thing is, Affleck played a decent older, grizzled Bruce Wayne/Batman.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:39:00am

re: #347 TedStriker

Thing is, Affleck played a decent older, grizzled Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Yeah, I’m trying to think of another actor who could pull that off well and I’m drawing a blank.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:40:03am

re: #338 Barefoot Grin

Trump wants to review the FBI’s use of force policy after red carpet arrest of Roger Stone.

The “don’t be gentle with them” presidency has suddenly gotten all snowflakey about arresting people when its own people are the ones being arrested for a change.

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Old Liberal  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:41:02am

re: #344 Jay C

I thought Schultz’s gripe with the Dems was that they were “too extreme” left?? Defined, of course, as potentially threatening his own pile of moolah for the stupid and counter-productive reason of bolstering the nation’s financial stability…..

Didn’t Starbucks board of directors oust Schultz a few years back because his foot-in-mouth disease was bad for shareholders?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:41:12am

re: #348 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, I’m trying to think of another actor who could pull that off well and I’m drawing a blank.

Hmmm. Yeah that’s tough.

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Kilroy was here  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:43:15am

re: #351 HappyWarrior

Hmmm. Yeah that’s tough.

Michael Keaton (He’s Batman)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:44:17am

re: #352 Kilroy was here

Michael Keaton (He’s Batman)

Wow…now that, that would be interesting.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:46:31am

re: #321 Barefoot Grin

Can’t remember the Chinese name, but in Japanese it’s mabo dofu. Add in some peppers for the fire. It’s delicious.

Mapo tofu

Mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐) is named after its inventor Mapo (means pockmarked elderly lady) who ran a small restaurant over a century ago in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. It’s a signature dish of Sichuan cuisine, presenting its characteristic flavour: Mala, namely numbing and spicy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:46:32am

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow…now that, that would be interesting.

Shame that Adam West is no longer with us to reprise the role of Geriat-man

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:47:37am

re: #209 Belafon

For Wendel, who was arguing the other day that what Russia was doing was not illegal. War has a totally different set of definitions than legality, and this is what war looks like:

dailykos.com

Edited

I didn’t catch the entire conversation, but Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos was on The Today Show and said the whole outrage over the kneeling during the National Anthem was another Russian disinformation project.

He also said that once Nike got involved and did their supportive campaign to what Kaepernick was doing it showed there really wasn’t that divisive as people realized taking a knee in protest is really very American.

Here is the whole interview.

Iframe

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:48:08am

re: #351 HappyWarrior

Hmmm. Yeah that’s tough.

There were rumors last year that The Batman was going to be based on Frank Miller’s “Batman: Year One”, but apparently that’s been nixed as they don’t want to do an origin story rehash, which is probably for the best.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:49:58am

re: #356 ObserverArt

I didn’t catch the entire conversation, but Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos was on The Today Show and said the whole outrage over the kneeling during the National Anthem was another Russian disinformation project.

He also said that once Nike got involved and did their supportive campaign to what Kaepernick was doing it showed there really wasn’t that divisive as people realized taking a knee in protest is really very American.

Here is the whole interview.

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They also did a lot of the Star Wars backlashes too. The trolling was more than about simple politics but about divide divide.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:50:51am

re: #357 Dr Lizardo

There were rumors last year that The Batman was going to be based on Frank Miller’s “Batman: Year One”, but apparently that’s been nixed as they don’t want to do an origin story rehash, which is probably for the best.

TBH I’d like to see some other works adapted. Affleck is the fourth live action Batman of my lifetime.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:51:01am

re: #336 Jay C

Well, apparently, they actually DID “get away with it” - one presumes any spill/leakage of weapons-grade plutonium might have generated some publicity.
And given the general level of governmental competence characteristic of the Trump Administration, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Sec’y Rick “Glasses-make-me-look-smarter” Perry, or one of his minions, use the reveal to dismiss concerns about the handling/transport of radioactive materials as the uninformed bleating of Luddite hippie tree—huggers…..

his would be the “since no one got hurt, it’s not an issue” argument

the same as: yeah, my gun went off ‘accidentally’ but didnt hit anybody so no harm no foul

the issue is the risk and the notification/knowledge, not whether ‘something happened’ (this time)

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:52:19am

re: #359 HappyWarrior

TBH I’d like to see some other works adapted. Affleck is the fourth live action Batman of my lifetime.

How about something original? Batman is “the world’s greatest detective”, right? Well, let’s see him do some detective work for a change.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:54:22am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

In 1963 I worked with a fully-functional adult who was absolutely convinced that professional wrestling was legit. (He also had an innocent but disturbing obsession with the Lennon Sisters.) He is the foundation of the 27% Crazification Factor and the later Trump voter. To peel this pop sociology back one more layer, look at the world of the carnival shows.

They have always been here, waiting for the Internet.

And the carnival show idea grew into the Greatest Show on Earth…the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Barnum was an early king of giving the common man what he wants, a big show.

And now we have Trump, the big dancing elephant. Political carny.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:54:28am

Nein Nein Nein!

Trump considers Herman Cain for a role on the Fed.

Because that’ll end well for all of us…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:55:00am

re: #357 Dr Lizardo

There were rumors last year that The Batman was going to be based on Frank Miller’s “Batman: Year One”, but apparently that’s been nixed as they don’t want to do an origin story rehash, which is probably for the best.

Agreed. Why try and outdo Nolan if you don’t have to? Older and grizzled Batman is the way to go.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:55:24am

re: #338 Barefoot Grin

I don’t think they even banged his pointy head on the door frame when they put him in the car….

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“Your honor, before his arrest, my client had a full, normally shaped headbone.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:55:31am

re: #363 lawhawk

See? Trump’s not racist. He has black friends.

//////

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:56:09am

re: #363 lawhawk

Nein Nein Nein!

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Trump considers Herman Cain for a role on the Fed.

Because that’ll end well for all of us…

Oh I had forgotten all about him.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:57:15am

re: #363 lawhawk

Nein Nein Nein!

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Trump considers Herman Cain for a role on the Fed.

Because that’ll end well for all of us…

…because he’s got no pool of talent to choose from
no one will touch this admin with a 10 foot pole

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:58:16am

re: #356 ObserverArt

I still occasionally have arguments with a veteran I went to high school with - one of the first female Navy nukes (she became a nuke - a sailor working in the nuclear engineering spaces - a few years after I did) - and she still says that kneeling is disrespecting the troops. She also seems to have gotten more and more influenced by Fox, to the point that someone in her facebook feed ask “What has happened to you?”

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:58:28am

Heh.

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jeffreyw  Jan 31, 2019 • 8:59:36am

re: #290 plansbandc

Gorgeous! I’m going to have to listen to a lot more of her stuff.

No love for the dancing crabs?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:00:18am

re: #364 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. Why try and outdo Nolan if you don’t have to? Older and grizzled Batman is the way to go.

Nolan’s Batman trilogy are pretty big shoes to fill, if we’re gonna be honest.

Sure - let’s say some crime, or a series of crimes, occurs….something truly awful. It’s up to Batman to not only solve the crime and bring the perp to justice, but prevent the perp from carrying out some kind of pièce de résistance, some horrific masterpiece of crime.

Let’s see Batman tracking the perp down, discovering their identity; let’s see his methodology. Elements of police procedural with some action thrown in to keep the fans happy too.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:04:56am

re: #372 Dr Lizardo

I wonder if they should make a Batman TV series that becomes a movie. I realize it’s tough, but they could plan a two year arc, and have it all tie together.

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TedStriker  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:05:25am

re: #372 Dr Lizardo

Nolan’s Batman trilogy are pretty big shoes to fill, if we’re gonna be honest.

Sure - let’s say some crime, or a series of crimes, occurs….something truly awful. It’s up to Batman to not only solve the crime and bring the perp to justice, but prevent the perp from carrying out some kind of pièce de résistance, some horrific masterpiece of crime.

Let’s see Batman tracking the perp down, discovering their identity; let’s see his methodology. Elements of police procedural with some action thrown in to keep the fans happy too.

What you just described, for the most part, is the plot to Burton and Keaton’s original Batman.

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Teukka  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:07:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:07:38am

re: #356 ObserverArt

I didn’t catch the entire conversation, but Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos was on The Today Show and said the whole outrage over the kneeling during the National Anthem was another Russian disinformation project.

The massive scandal over Jade Helm was another feather in their hat.

They really know where to find our weak spot; just above the neck

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:09:27am

re: #374 TedStriker

What you just described, for the most part, is the plot to Burton and Keaton’s original Batman.

Fair enough.

When I’m thinking police procedural, David Fincher’s Zodiac is what immediately springs to mind. Now granted, the Zodiac case is still open, which is why the film ends where it does (and it’s noted that Arthur Leigh Allen has, for the most part, been effectively ruled out), but that was a fantastic, top-notch police procedural.

You’ll need more action for a Batman film, naturally.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:12:52am

re: #221 HappyWarrior

Muslim Americans being able to participate in their government. Can’t gave that.

Bottom line: Muslims can’t be Americans to the average conservative bigot.

Even though there have been great American Muslims in this country way before 9/11.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:16:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:17:43am

re: #378 ObserverArt

Bottom line: Muslims can’t be Americans to the average conservative bigot.

Even though there have been great American Muslims in this country way before 9/11.

One thing I could even admire Chris Christie for: he was criticized for his choice of a Muslim judge and he told them in very direct language to f*ck off.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:21:03am

re: #378 ObserverArt

Bottom line: Muslims can’t be Americans to the average conservative bigot.

Even though there have been great American Muslims in this country way before 9/11.

I was fortunate to have many Muslim classmates from an early age. Diversity really can be a great builder for maturity. I still remember when I visited my hometown’s mom and pop kabob place and the owner, an Afghani man telling my mom about how her boys (my brother’s and I were all grown up.) That guy was never an outsider. Just a part of the community.

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sagehen  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:22:01am

re: #373 Belafon

I wonder if they should make a Batman TV series that becomes a movie. I realize it’s tough, but they could plan a two year arc, and have it all tie together.

Like Gotham?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:22:44am

re: #367 HappyWarrior

Oh I had forgotten all about him.

All good times come to an end.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:23:30am

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

Found you retweeted this.

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I’m two degrees removed from Howard Fineman, because I worked with his ex-fiancee for a while. As I understand it, his critique of Schultz is like the pot calling the kettle black, but my source may not be the most reliable.

Well then, this could go under the “it takes one to know one” rule.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:23:52am

re: #380 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One thing I could even admire Chris Christie for: he was criticized for his choice of a Muslim judge and he told them in very direct language to f*ck off.

Yeah he’s an asshole and a crook but he didn’t go for that shit or refuse to work with Obama after Sandy. Awful Governor and person but he’s not Bevin or Brownback.

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Old Liberal  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:24:51am

re: #381 HappyWarrior

I was fortunate to have many Muslim classmates from an early age. Diversity really can be a great builder for maturity. I still remember when I visited my hometown’s mom and pop kabob place and the owner, an Afghani man telling my mom about how her boys (my brother’s and I were all grown up.) That guy was never an outsider. Just a part of the community.

Humans fear that which they don’t know. Bigots refuse to get acquainted

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:25:12am

re: #383 Sir John Barron

All good times come to an end.

I still remember being called a racist here by Buck since I called him a guy who ran a pizza joint. In fairness, I was unaware that he had been on the KC fed directors but he was unqualified and it would be true if he were white too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:25:57am

re: #386 Old Liberal

Humans fear that which they don’t know. Bigots refuse to get acquainted

Exactly. And I love getting to know new cultures and places even if I’m terrible at foreign language.

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TedStriker  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:26:11am

re: #382 sagehen

Like Gotham?

Which this is the last season of (its fifth).

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plansbandc  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:27:20am
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Charmingly Persistent  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:29:03am

I’d watch another version of Batman if he didn’t have to be so fuckin’ emo.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:30:02am

re: #382 sagehen

Like Gotham?

I haven’t kept up with Gotham, but it started pre-Batman, when Bruce was still a kid. Has he gotten a costume? But definitely something at that scale.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:30:12am

re: #306 plansbandc

SMOTI being SMOTI

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I always imagine Hoft saying right before he tweets or writes something: I’ll show them (Just how stupid I really am)!

And then ho goes on and proves it.

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Kilroy was here  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:30:29am

HAHAHAHAHA…
ROGER JASON STONE
A former informal adviser to President Trump’s campaign, on Thursday claimed that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling is a partisan plot to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and possibly even Hillary Clinton president.

thehill.com

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:31:13am

re: #391 Charmingly Persistent

I’d watch another version of Batman if he didn’t have to be so fuckin’ emo.

Maybe he could fight Iron Fist.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:32:06am

re: #391 Charmingly Persistent

I’d watch another version of Batman if he didn’t have to be so fuckin’ emo.

Other than possibly the Adam West version, I’m not sure there’s ever been a Batman hat wasn’t emo. TV, movies, comics, cartoons… it’s basically a key element of the character. Like Superman being so fucking positive

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:32:19am

re: #394 Kilroy was here

HAHAHAHAHA…
ROGER JASON STONE
A former informal adviser to President Trump’s campaign, on Thursday claimed that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling is a partisan plot to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and possibly even Hillary Clinton president.

thehill.com

I wouldn’t be upset if that happened but Roger is full of shit as always.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:33:52am

re: #396 KGxvi

Even Lego Batman lampoons the emo while reveling in it.

Wil Arnett as Batman live action.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:34:14am

re: #386 Old Liberal

Humans fear that which they don’t know. Bigots refuse to get acquainted

And create the nmost twisted bizarre pretzel logic narrative when they find out someone they thought was X is really Y

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:35:04am

re: #397 HappyWarrior

I wouldn’t be upset if that happened but Roger is full of shit as always.

It is so far outside the realm of possible, let alone probable, fo any scenario to play out where the Speaker assumes the presidency, it would almost have to be under circumstances where the Speaker agrees to not run in the followings election

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:38:27am

re: #394 Kilroy was here

HAHAHAHAHA…
ROGER JASON STONE
A former informal adviser to President Trump’s campaign, on Thursday claimed that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling is a partisan plot to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and possibly even Hillary Clinton president.

thehill.com

Except Roger that’s not how any of this actually works

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:38:38am

Today in Texas voter suppression news:

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:40:06am

re: #344 Jay C

I thought Schultz’s gripe with the Dems was that they were “too extreme” left?? Defined, of course, as potentially threatening his own pile of moolah for the stupid and counter-productive reason of bolstering the nation’s financial stability…..

Yeah, my mistake. You are right, too far left.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:41:13am

re: #400 KGxvi

It is so far outside the realm of possible, let alone probable, fo any scenario to play out where the Speaker assumes the presidency, it would almost have to be under circumstances where the Speaker agrees to not run in the followings election

The P and VP would have to literally be ousted simultaneously

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:41:17am

re: #401 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Except Roger that’s not how any of this actually works

I think the idea was: force Pence to resign, or impeach him along with Trump. With no VP, Pelosi becomes president. She appoints Clinton as VP and once Clinton is confirmed, Pelosi resigns. That’s like ninth season West Wing shit

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:43:23am

re: #402 jaunte

Today in Texas voter suppression news:

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Translation of Abbots statement: “We wanted to see if we could get away with this. It didn’t work, so next time we’re not going to be so blatant about it.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:43:28am

re: #402 jaunte

Today in Texas voter suppression news:

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They so wanted to notify all those people so they could purge them from the voting rolls when (like many of us) they failed to respond to the letter they received. The GOP wants to bar everyone except white males and the wealthy from voting.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:44:04am

re: #404 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

The P and VP would have to literally be ousted simultaneously

There was an outside chance that this could have happened during watergate. Agnew had resigned, and Nixon was facing impeachment. If he wouldn’t have nominated Ford, and had he held out on resigning, we could have had it play out that way. But Nixon, for his many faults, was at his core a patriot and recognized that it playing out like hat would have been terrible for the country

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piratedan  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:45:36am

re: #400 KGxvi

well, to be fair, so is treason against the country perpetrated by the President, the Vice President and an entire leadership of a political party…

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:46:23am

re: #402 jaunte

Today in Texas voter suppression news:

Hmmm, the AG seemed pretty giddy over the thing just the other day.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:46:39am

re: #409 piratedan

well, to be fair, so is treason against the country perpetrated by the President, the Vice President and an entire leadership of a political party…

Pretty sure that was Season 10 of the West Wing

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:47:23am

re: #405 KGxvi

I think the idea was: force Pence to resign, or impeach him along with Trump. With no VP, Pelosi becomes president. She appoints Clinton as VP and once Clinton is confirmed, Pelosi resigns. That’s like ninth season West Wing shit

That could potentially cause us to have four different presidents in a single calendar year. That would be complete chaos. Plus, any VP appointment would have to be approved in the House and Senate. Clinton or Pelosi would never make it through the Senate.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:50:15am

re: #412 Eclectic Cyborg

That could potentially cause us to have four different presidents in a single calendar year. That would be complete chaos.

Pffft. Just a tie with imperial Rome.

en.wikipedia.org

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:50:21am

re: #230 lawhawk

It’s not that he was bad. He wasn’t. It’s just that he was like the third best Batman behind Michael Keaton and Christian Bale.

But the idea that we need a younger Batman? No.

Frankly, I think it’d be pretty interesting to see a much older Batman, one who is really aching to keep up with the “job”.

I nominate Christopher Walken.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:50:31am

Contra Whitaker, Mueller not likely to wrap up soon:

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freetoken  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:52:19am

UK Brexiteers are their version of our Trumpers:

It’s time to give the EU an ultimatum on Brexit

Theresa May should stop kowtowing to the EU and take control of these negotiations. Be strong and proud of what we have in the UK, step up and use that intransigence and determination for a different direction. Go to the EU and state what we will accept - and if we don’t get that, walk away and go full tilt for a no deal. It will cost another load of millions, but how much has it cost already, not in just money, but with the extended squabbling and game playing in the Commons? The plight of the less able and the country have been ignored for too long.

If the EU does come back with any offers that are short of our demands, reject them until the last moment. If the last offer is acceptable, take it; if not, carry on. The country badly needs a leader not a follower.

Alan Wilson
Maidstone

Alan seems to think the EU are the ones in the weak negotiating position.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:52:50am

I think it’s time for the Batman films to focus on something already established in the comics but only alluded to once in the movies: Bruce Wayne isn’t the ONLY one who can be Batman.

That’s why I favor a story idea of an older, broken down Bruce Wayne mentoring someone else Obi-Wan Kenobi style to take over the cape. Focus on the fact that Batman is more an idea than he is a man. He’s a figure who represents something important regardless of who is underneath the cowl.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:53:06am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Translation of Abbots statement: “We wanted to see if we could get away with this. It didn’t work, so next time we’re not going to be so blatant about it.”

“We would haven’t gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling reporters and your dog.”

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freetoken  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:54:30am

Warming up to an apocalypse:

Giant Void Hidden Under Antarctica’s Ice Threatens Vast Glacier

There’s a giant void hiding under the Antarctic ice, and it’s growing larger and more menacing by the day, a new study using satellite data finds.

The cavity is colossal, about two-thirds the area of Manhattan and nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall. It’s growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, and it’s rapidly enabling ice melt above it.

[…]

Scientists spotted the concealed void thanks to a new generation of satellites, Rignot noted. These satellites, which are part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, have ice-penetrating radar. The researchers also used data from a constellation of Italian and German spacecraft that are equipped with an SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) instrument that can measure how ground surface has shifted between images.

These tools revealed that the ground had shifted substantially from 1992 to 2017, the scientists found.

[…]

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:55:38am

re: #415 Barefoot Grin

Contra Whitaker, Mueller not likely to wrap up soon:

Every few months, someone in DJT’s orbit (Crazy-Rudy, now Whitaker) tries to pressure Mueller to cease and desist by proclaiming the soon coming end of the investigation.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:56:35am

re: #417 Eclectic Cyborg

I think it’s time for the Batman films to focus on something already established in the comics: Bruce Wayne isn’t the ONLY one who can be Batman.

That’s why I favor a story idea of an older, broken down Bruce Wayne mentoring someone else Obi-Wan Kenobi style to take over the cape. Focus on the fact that Batman is more an idea than he is a man. He’s a figure who represents something important regardless of who is underneath the cowl.

Batman Beyond was hat story. Old Bruce Wayne brings in a young guy to be Batman and assumes the Alfred role. They’ve also had versions where Bruce Wayne disappears and Nightwing becomes Batman

I’d like something where they just pick up with Nightwing, Red Robin, and Red Hood (along with Batgirl and Batwoman) all running about and Damien Wayne is Robin. Those stories can be interesting

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:57:17am

re: #415 Barefoot Grin

Other reports indicate that it was several terabytes worth of data.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:58:03am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Translation of Abbots statement: “We wanted to see if we could get away with this. It didn’t work, so next time we’re not going to be so blatant about it.”

“Damn, we had such a great headline too. How come some people had to peak under the curtain at our lack of evidence?”

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 9:58:54am

re: #405 KGxvi

I think the idea was: force Pence to resign, or impeach him along with Trump. With no VP, Pelosi becomes president. She appoints Clinton as VP and once Clinton is confirmed, Pelosi resigns. That’s like ninth season West Wing shit

i realize we’re past inside baseball and playing stupid watergate here, so of course im just guessing
- pence doesnt resign unless it turns out they really got the goods on him
- there wont be any ‘grand bargain’ cause trump will renege the minute pence is gone and nominate someone else. (whether he’s being impeached at the time or not)

- because there is a mechanism here - the president, while still the president, even while being impeached has the right to nominate a vp.

- congress is really not going to take it up? they might vote that person down, but neither house nor senate take it up at all? a reverse merrick garland?
- and how would that look? if we can all see it already. pelosi doesnt take up trumps nomination (and worser mcconnell does), eventually trump gets impeached/convicted and she moves up to his job because they held the vp slot open? never.

unless theyre ousted simultaneously, the vp becomes pres if trump’s knocked out
if the vp is axed i guess trump doesnt have to nominate someone
but if he does and congress (or half) sits on it as part of a blatant power grab….

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:00:49am

re: #422 lawhawk

Other reports indicate that it was several terabytes worth of data.

[Embedded content]

Someone in the comments said, “they’ll probably have to wade through a lot of porn….”

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:01:08am
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Old Liberal  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:01:22am

re: #419 freetoken

Warming up to an apocalypse:

Giant Void Hidden Under Antarctica’s Ice Threatens Vast Glacier

Yeah but there are scientists (mechanical engineers, dentists, physics teacher”) who say it isn’t there. TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:01:55am

re: #425 Barefoot Grin

The internet is for… porn.

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:02:31am

re: #417 Eclectic Cyborg

I think it’s time for the Batman films to focus on something already established in the comics but only alluded to once in the movies: Bruce Wayne isn’t the ONLY one who can be Batman.

That’s why I favor a story idea of an older, broken down Bruce Wayne mentoring someone else Obi-Wan Kenobi style to take over the cape. Focus on the fact that Batman is more an idea than he is a man. He’s a figure who represents something important regardless of who is underneath the cowl.

This is why I’m interested in the possibility of a new Batman Beyond feature length film, depending on if it’s a reboot, a continuation, or what.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:02:31am

re: #420 Sir John Barron

Every few months, someone in DJT’s orbit (Crazy-Rudy, now Whitaker) tries to pressure Mueller to cease and desist by proclaiming the soon coming end of the investigation.

mueller likely never reads or watches the news
though im sure he’s got staff monitoring it for, well, you know, self incriminating statements

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:02:43am

re: #426 Barefoot Grin

Speaker Nancy Pelosi…. I call her Nancy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:03:47am

re: #430 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

mueller likely never reads or watches the news
though im sure he’s got staff monitoring it for, well, you know, self incriminating statements

I guarantee you he’s got at least one guy assigned to Trumps Twitter feed full time.

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Kilroy was here  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:04:50am

re: #432 Eclectic Cyborg

I guarantee you he’s got at least one guy assigned to Trumps Twitter feed full time.

Wonder if he gets hazard pay?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:06:19am

re: #317 Belafon

Hey, guess what? Trump and Rick Perry were shipping Plutonium to Nevada without telling the state:

Once upon a time, when Nevada was a swing state…

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:06:45am

re: #403 ObserverArt

Yeah, my mistake. You are right, too far left.

Story of my life….😛

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:09:39am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:10:46am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:10:53am

Why we elect Democrats:

Leading Democrats have introduced legislation that would put the victims of the Trump administration’s barbaric “zero tolerance” policy on a path to legal status and eventual U.S. citizenship. “While the trauma of this policy will leave a lasting impact on those affected,” Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas said, “the Families Belong Together Act seeks to bring a modicum of justice by helping parents and children.”

Over 2,500 children were stolen from families at the southern border under the policy, which a federal judge halted last summer. But a recent government watchdog report found that the Trump administration stole thousands more kids than previously reported. “How many more children were separated is unknown by us and Health and Human Services,” an investigator said.

“Given the latest report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General that said thousands more were separated than previously known,” Castro continued, “we must hold this administration accountable for rectifying this tragedy that will inevitably leave a dark stain on America’s history.”

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wrenchwench  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:13:13am

re: #436 jaunte

[This is the most outrageous lie I’ve ever heard.]

Sssshhhhhh. He’ll take it as a challenge.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:13:50am

re: #439 wrenchwench

Slipping the surly bonds of sanity.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:14:04am

re: #431 lawhawk

Speaker Nancy Pelosi…. I call her Nancy.

Her name was McGill, she called herself Lil, but Donald Trump knew her as Nancy

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:14:12am

re: #436 jaunte

This is the most outrageous lie I’ve ever heard.

Hi, you must be new here, and to this presidency.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:15:07am

re: #437 jaunte

The Orange Menace totally owned the libs in the shutdown fight.

Many people are saying….

////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:16:17am

re: #437 jaunte

He is such a mess. I really don’t how else to describe it. He couldn’t get agreement for the vanity wall.

Again, had it been anything other than a vanity project, he would be presenting Congress a planning study, engineering and environmental impact reports, a timetable and proposed budget.

AFAIK, none of that even exists beyond a few design proposals.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:16:37am

re: #443 Sir John Barron

The Orange Menace totally owned the libs in the shutdown fight.

Many people are saying….

////

Many people are saying those words, but the order is different.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:17:32am

re: #444 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, had it been anything other than a vanity project, he would be presenting Congress a planning study, engineering and environmental impact reports, a timetable and proposed budget.

AFAIK, none of that even exists beyond a few design proposals.

And, if it had been for security and not racism, he would have taken Schumer’s offer from early last year.

447
Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:18:43am

re: #440 jaunte

Slipping the surly bonds of sanity.

High Derp.

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gwangung  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:20:38am

re: #429 Citizen K

This is why I’m interested in the possibility of a new Batman Beyond feature length film, depending on if it’s a reboot, a continuation, or what.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:20:49am

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

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Sea Mexican  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:21:55am

re: #429 Citizen K

This is why I’m interested in the possibility of a new Batman Beyond feature length film, depending on if it’s a reboot, a continuation, or what.

Or it could take the Beast Wars approach and select “All of them”.

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wrenchwench  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:22:43am

re: #447 Decatur Deb

High Derp.

Derp at the OK Corral.

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:23:14am

re: #450 Sea Mexican

Or it could take the Beast Wars approach and select “All of them”.

You could do a whole lot worse than being a new Beast Wars, after all.

After all…you could be a new Beast Machines instead.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:23:40am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:23:56am

re: #443 Sir John Barron

The Orange Menace totally owned the libs in the shutdown fight.

Many people are saying….

////

well to be fair the shutdown did accomplish a lot

dem popularity soared
pelosi popularity soared
pelosi reclaimed/reasserted a co-equal part of the government
trump got owned
you know, like that

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:24:06am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:25:04am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:25:12am

Long after Trump is out of the White House, we’re still going to have to deal with people and those stupid red hats.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:26:04am

re: #455 Citizen K

Damn you.
I’ve got the address saved and just refreshed to post it

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:26:23am

re: #382 sagehen

Like Gotham?

I love Gotham. My kids hate (20 & 22) hate it.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:26:56am

re: #449 Scottish Dragon

[Embedded content]

they (we) dont despise you for the color of your skin (or hat)
its your crackpot ideas and that you hold to them so tightly that’s repugnant

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:27:41am

re: #458 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Damn you.
I’ve got the address saved and just refreshed to post it

Hey, you’re not the only one following them!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:28:14am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:31:04am

re: #455 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

6 miles from my house, i pass there regularly

and no, i’d be too tall to fit

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:32:05am

re: #453 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Maybe he’ll own Kim Jung Un or whatever his name is just like he owned the Democrat Congress in the shutdown fight.

/

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wrenchwench  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:32:31am

re: #455 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

At first I thought the dog was being dusted for prints.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:32:53am

re: #462 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

What happened to the latest “caravan”, rumored to be 12,000-alien strong?

/

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:33:21am

re: #417 Eclectic Cyborg

I think it’s time for the Batman films to focus on something already established in the comics but only alluded to once in the movies: Bruce Wayne isn’t the ONLY one who can be Batman.

That’s why I favor a story idea of an older, broken down Bruce Wayne mentoring someone else Obi-Wan Kenobi style to take over the cape. Focus on the fact that Batman is more an idea than he is a man. He’s a figure who represents something important regardless of who is underneath the cowl.

That’s one of the things I liked about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises - Blake (Robin John Blake, specifically) is given the keys to the Batcave. And even though it’s not overtly stated, it’s a pretty good guess that he becomes Batman, as Bruce Wayne had told him in TDKR that Batman is, as you put it, more of an idea than a man.

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:33:59am

re: #465 wrenchwench

At first I thought the dog was being dusted for prints.

He does look rather suspect after all, regardless of who vouched for him.

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retired cynic  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:34:17am

re: #394 Kilroy was here

HAHAHAHAHA…
ROGER JASON STONE
A former informal adviser to President Trump’s campaign, on Thursday claimed that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling is a partisan plot to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and possibly even Hillary Clinton president.

thehill.com

Would that it were so.

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piratedan  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:35:02am

re: #468 Citizen K

a real fear that he would “roll over” on his accomplices for some pets, scritches and a few treats…

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:36:35am

re: #439 wrenchwench

Sssshhhhhh. He’ll take it as a challenge.

Really. Let him tell his followers the wall has been built. It is big and beautiful and runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

They believe everything he says and not many of them will ever get to the actual border to check it out. He can even take credit for the reduction of immigrants coming to this country.

He would probably believe all of it himself. He just wants the accolades and the credit anyway.

472
Scottish Dragon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:36:37am

re: #71 jeffreyw

Gorgeous. Impeccable technique.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:37:45am
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Chrysicat  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:37:54am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:38:41am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:39:12am

re: #474 Chrysicat

She’s also why there are no unicorns in the world. //

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:39:43am

re: #457 Eclectic Cyborg

Long after Trump is out of the White House, we’re still going to have to deal with people and those stupid red hats.

We will need something to point to and laugh at.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:39:47am
479
jaunte  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:39:54am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:40:56am

re: #478 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Quelle surprise, my shocked face, etc., etc.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:41:55am
482
Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:43:44am

re: #481 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

There was a picture on facebook last night my wife showed where the frost was seeping into a house under the light switch.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:44:44am

re: #473 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Kevin Baron

@DefenseBaron
* 49m
“I didn’t see READ the report.” Trump says today of the intelligence he disputed in tweets yesterday morning, at the end of a long rant defending why he was right about intelligence threats and the entire intelligence community is wrong.

Kevin Baron

@DefenseBaron
That’s it. That’s the quote that matters, everything else is him repeating previously existing views on Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Syria.

allow me

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:45:10am

re: #474 Chrysicat

“thus worsening the President’s negotiating position vis a vis China”.

Donnie is so weak, so not very Great at negotiating, that he needs Nancy’s help.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:45:17am

Just saw a photo of frozen antifreeze. Did lunch in town today. Got some rum on the way back because it’s the more reminding of better weather and it will not be going in the refridge in the garage.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:46:36am

re: #363 lawhawk

Nein Nein Nein!

[Embedded content]

Trump considers Herman Cain for a role on the Fed.

Because that’ll end well for all of us…

Return of the “Cain” Madness
(OK, that may go over a lot of people’s heads)

But, he was on board of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1992 to 1996.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:48:17am

re: #483 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

allow me

He just knows, knows, the IC is wrong about all these countries because W Bush and Colin Powell once manipulated certain Intelligence to validate the war in Iraq.

Also, too, supporting our IC would be to oppose Pooty.

488
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:49:10am

re: #487 Sir John Barron

He just knows, knows, the IC is wrong about all these countries because W Bush and Colin Powell once manipulated certain Intelligence to validate the war in Iraq.

Also, too, supporting our IC would be to oppose Pooty.

That’s the only reason. He doesn’t care about what happened in Iraq. If he did, he wouldn’t have people like Bolton on his team.

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retired cynic  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:51:03am

re: #456 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Remember to take your pets inside.

Ahem. Hard to do with a horse. And if I could catch the feral cats, I most certainly would have, although I can’t imagine the cleanup afterwards. … Actually, yes, I can. A feral tom got locked in my office while I was out of town. It was not pretty. I never saw him again, and I liked that cat.

The birds? The feral cats would like that, but the mess would be up by a factor of 10.

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wrenchwench  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:52:06am

re: #479 jaunte

[Embedded content]

That was fun. (Got kind of blurry in Texas. There’s a lot of it.) And I’m still not out of free articles this month. I better hurry.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:52:36am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:55:59am

re: #491 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I remember when he briefly was the “Not Romney” flavor of the month.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:56:14am

re: #424 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

i realize we’re past inside baseball and playing stupid watergate here, so of course im just guessing
- pence doesnt resign unless it turns out they really got the goods on him
- there wont be any ‘grand bargain’ cause trump will renege the minute pence is gone and nominate someone else. (whether he’s being impeached at the time or not)

- because there is a mechanism here - the president, while still the president, even while being impeached has the right to nominate a vp.

- congress is really not going to take it up? they might vote that person down, but neither house nor senate take it up at all? a reverse merrick garland?
- and how would that look? if we can all see it already. pelosi doesnt take up trumps nomination (and worser mcconnell does), eventually trump gets impeached/convicted and she moves up to his job because they held the vp slot open? never.

unless theyre ousted simultaneously, the vp becomes pres if trump’s knocked out
if the vp is axed i guess trump doesnt have to nominate someone
but if he does and congress (or half) sits on it as part of a blatant power grab….

I agree Pence doesn’t resign unless they’ve got him dead to rites. Even then, the Senate Republicans may vote to acquit him (while convicting/removing Trump), so that Pence becomes president. He’d be a historically weak president, having already been impeached, and would likely be a lame duck as soon as he took office (every GOP Senator and Governor declares for 2020 the day the vote to remove comes down).

But let’s say he does resign. Yes, Trump gets to appoint a new VP. But that VP must be confirmed by both Houses of Congress. So, if he reneges on some agreeable grand bargain nominee; the House can take it up, and vote against confirmation. In that case, it doesn’t matter what the Senate does or doesn’t do (could McConnell try and speed the nomination through the Senate on a party line vote? Yes, he could, but given the nature of the appointment, I’m not sure how many Republicans would be on board with that). If Trump doesn’t nominate someone that can get through both chambers, and he is indeed impeached/removed, then the presidency transfers to Pelosi.

It’s an absolute nightmare and constitutional crisis the likes we’ve never really seen. And so far outside of normal that nobody has really considered it except in the most fantastical novels/TV shows.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:56:46am

re: #482 Belafon

There was a picture on facebook last night my wife showed where the frost was seeping into a house under the light switch.

A girl friend posted such a picture of an outlet in her house on FB.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:57:01am

re: #493 KGxvi

I agree Pence doesn’t resign unless they’ve got him dead to rites. Even then, the Senate Republicans may vote to acquit him (while convicting/removing Trump), so that Pence becomes president. He’d be a historically weak president, having already been impeached, and would likely be a lame duck as soon as he took office (every GOP Senator and Governor declares for 2020 the day the vote to remove comes down).

But let’s say he does resign. Yes, Trump gets to appoint a new VP. But that VP must be confirmed by both Houses of Congress. So, if he reneges on some agreeable grand bargain nominee; the House can take it up, and vote against confirmation. In that case, it doesn’t matter what the Senate does or doesn’t do (could McConnell try and speed the nomination through the Senate on a party line vote? Yes, he could, but given the nature of the appointment, I’m not sure how many Republicans would be on board with that). If Trump doesn’t nominate someone that can get through both chambers, and he is indeed impeached/removed, then the presidency transfers to Pelosi.

It’s an absolute nightmare and constitutional crisis the likes we’ve never really seen. And so far outside of normal that nobody has really considered it except in the most fantastical novels/TV shows.

I only think the Senate has to confirm a new VP.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 10:58:44am

re: #495 Belafon

I only think the Senate has to confirm a new VP.

Nope. 25th Amendment, Section 2:

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:00:34am

re: #496 KGxvi

Nope. 25th Amendment, Section 2:

Good!! Hate to think of what happens if only the Senate had to vote to confirm.

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KGxvi  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:02:24am

re: #497 Hecuba’s daughter

Good!! Hate to think of what happens if only the Senate had to vote to confirm.

When Ford was nominated/confirmed, Nixon nominated him October 12. The Senate confirmed him 92-3 on November 27; the House voted 387-25 to confirm December 6, and he took the oath of office about an hour later.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:09:22am

Lightning is rare enough here it sure gets our attention. It is loud this time..
lightningmaps.org

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:10:45am

It’s amazing how much oxygen this guy has taken up just by right of media idiots christening him a ‘very serious challenger’.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:14:50am

re: #467 Dr Lizardo

That’s one of the things I liked about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises - Blake (Robin John Blake, specifically) is given the keys to the Batcave. And even though it’s not overtly stated, it’s a pretty good guess that he becomes Batman, as Bruce Wayne had told him in TDKR that Batman is, as you put it, more of an idea than a man.

Or as it’s put in Spiderman - Into the Spiderverse “Anyone can wear the mask”.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:19:13am

re: #500 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

It’s amazing how much oxygen this guy has taken up just by right of media idiots christening him a ‘very serious challenger’.

he’s a man (white is a plus)
they are women

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mmmirele  Jan 31, 2019 • 11:28:02am

re: #417 Eclectic Cyborg

I think it’s time for the Batman films to focus on something already established in the comics but only alluded to once in the movies: Bruce Wayne isn’t the ONLY one who can be Batman.

That’s why I favor a story idea of an older, broken down Bruce Wayne mentoring someone else Obi-Wan Kenobi style to take over the cape. Focus on the fact that Batman is more an idea than he is a man. He’s a figure who represents something important regardless of who is underneath the cowl.

The recent “SpiderMan: Into the SpiderVerse” seems to have sort of gone that direction; at least it’s opening up the idea that SpiderMan doesn’t have to be Peter Parker.


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Goodnight, Anti-Indoctrination Bills, and Good Riddance Five measures under consideration in these four states in 2019—Arizona’s House Bill 2002, Maine’s House Paper 433, South Dakota’s House Concurrent Resolution 1002 (PDF) and House Bill 1113 (PDF), and Virginia’s House Joint Resolution 684—would have required or urged ...
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Information as a WeaponThe Mueller Report established what many Americans have already agreed. And that’s Russia did interfere in the 2016 Presidential Election to benefit Donald Trump. It is an interesting symmetry we faced in 2s we approached and have since passed the ...
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Internal NRA Memos Reveal Hidden Payments to Enrich Top Executives Marc Owens, who served for 10 years as the head of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversees tax-exempt enterprises, recently reviewed these records. “The litany of red flags is just extraordinary,” he said. “The materials reflect one of ...
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Anderson .Paak - Make It Better (Ft. Smokey Robinson) (Official Video)MAKE IT BETTER out now!smarturl.itDirected by Andy Hines © 2019 Aftermath Entertainment, Exclusively Distributed by 12ToneMusic, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Shop official Anderson .Paak merchandise here:buy.andersonpaak.com Follow Anderson here:Instagram: instagram.comTwitter: @AndersonPaakFacebook: facebook.com ---Powered by vydia.com
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Lilly Hiatt - ‘You Must Go’ [Audio Only] From John Hiatt & Lilly Hiatt's "You Must Go" / "All Kinds Of People," available April 13, 2019 exclusively on 7in vinyl for Record Store Day 2019. Performed by Lilly Hiatt Written by John HiattOriginal recording released on 'Walk ...
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Norah Jones - Begin Again (Audio)Music video by Norah Jones performing Begin Again (Audio). © 2019 Capitol Records, LLC vevo.ly
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Trump Attacks Ilhan Omar Yet Again: Bad for Our Country “Look, she’s been very disrespectful to this country,” Trump told KSTP reporter Tom Hauser after an economic roundtable event in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville yesterday. “She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t ...
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How Accurate Are Scientific Predictions About Climate? SOURCES ARE BELOW First, some CORRECTIONS: 1) Jerry Taylor did leave the Cato Institute, and set up his own think-tank called the Niskanen Center. It also reflects Libertarian views. 2) Some reputable researchers have found that if the reduction ...
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Jackson Browne Reunited With the Section ‘Rock Me on the Water’ The Section featuring Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel reunite with Jackson Browne at the 2018 NAMM TEC Awards held at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA., to perform "Rock Me On the Water". Also featuring ...
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