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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:25:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:26:49pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

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She was warned.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:29:29pm

The Bad Lip Reading was pretty good. I wasn’t expecting such a wide variety of video clips being bad lipped.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:31:45pm

re: #2 HappyWarrior

She was warned.

I was going to say, we kept saying this over and over and over. People just looked at the White House’s fictitious “average tax cut” garbage and swallowed it whole.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:32:32pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:33:35pm

re: #4 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I was going to say, we kept saying this over and over and over. People just looked at the White House’s fictitious “average tax cut” garbage and swallowed it whole.

Precisely.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:35:40pm

Conservatives don’t realize that the crops we eat have a fairly narrow window of ideal growing temperatures, and too much heat quickly stresses and eventually kills them.

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ckkatz  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:39:08pm

re: #4 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I was going to say, we kept saying this over and over and over. People just looked at the White House’s fictitious “average tax cut” garbage and swallowed it whole.

Reminds me of the old saying about these kind of claims:

“If you have one hand in a pot of boiling water and another in a pot of dry ice, on average you’re comfortable.”

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ckkatz  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:41:18pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

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Another sucker who fell for the grifter’s con.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:44:02pm

Is Joe Walsh imbibing some illegal drug concoction that he made up himself?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:46:16pm

re: #10 Patricia Kayden

Is Joe Walsh imbibing some illegal drug concoction that he made up himself?

If Northam were a Republican, we’d be hearing about how the KKK was a Democratic organization and Democrats are the real racists and LEAVE NORTHAM ALONE HE WAS YOUNG AND STUPID.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:47:59pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:48:42pm

THREAD

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:57:53pm

Ah here we go.

The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

The list includes 50-plus names of organizations or individuals: from presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren to actress Alyssa Milano; individual journalists including Maggie Haberman, Ana Cabrera and David Brooks; national media outlets like the The New York Times, CNN, GQ and TMZ; and the dioceses of Covington and Lexington as well as the archdioceses of Louisville and Baltimore.

cincinnati.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 1:59:18pm

re: #14 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah here we go.

The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

The list includes 50-plus names of organizations or individuals: from presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren to actress Alyssa Milano; individual journalists including Maggie Haberman, Ana Cabrera and David Brooks; national media outlets like the The New York Times, CNN, GQ and TMZ; and the dioceses of Covington and Lexington as well as the archdioceses of Louisville and Baltimore.

cincinnati.com

Yeah, that’s not going to go well.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:00:03pm

re: #14 Joe Bacon 🌹

Discovery is a fucking bitch and these fuckers should realize that facts are an absolute defense to their statements.

Same as with the Proud Assholes and the SPLC.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:01:04pm

re: #15 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’d love to see all the folks on that list reply with a “Fuck You” to that shyster.

Except Maggie and Chuck U Todd. They’ll apologize!

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:02:05pm

re: #7 goddamnedfrank

Conservatives don’t realize that the crops we eat have a fairly narrow window of ideal growing temperatures, and too much heat quickly stresses and eventually kills them.

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Also…insects.

It’s called “The Windshield Problem”.

Have you noticed that when you drive, you don’t get a car covered in dead bugs anymore? Great Britain researchers have noted an 80 percent plus drop in insects captured in traps. Costa Rica and Puerto Rico….92% drop! The Amazon Basin…over 80%. Over 80% drop in pollinator flies in Germany.

Similar drops in birds, reptiles etc that feed in these insects.

Insects evolved to live in a specific temperature range. We shot that all to hell….and we have no way to pollinate crops without them.

People don’t understand how bad this is. We have started the 6th mass extinction event and we have no control over what happens next.

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ckkatz  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:02:20pm

re: #15 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, that’s not going to go well.

That was my thought as well.

Plus, it is not likely in the best interests of the high schoolers or their families. If the suits proceed, they are likely to be trapped in this as symbols for quite a few years. And lose any control of their public image for the rest of their lives.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:03:03pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:03:21pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:08:27pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

THIS is the single most important achievement of the current Republican Party. Everything else is just a strategem for gaining the power to do it. It is the reason they sold their country out to the Russians and threw children in cages and courted corrupt theocrats and suppressed votes. It is their do-all and end-all. It is the deal they have made with many devils. Ultimately, they will fail, not because they are evil, but because their supporters are, of necessity, both evil and stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:09:13pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:09:29pm

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:12:43pm

re: #21 Scottish Dragon

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The bit at the end. Heartbreaking. He should have been able to send his son to college this past fall. I have liked Louis CK’s past work but he acted like a total jackass mocking the Parkland kids.

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ckkatz  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:17:15pm

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

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Reminds me of Erin Scafe’s thread on Stone’s lawyer’s book:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:18:38pm

moron

but in the meantime, there’s GOLF!!!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:19:55pm

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

Oh, I see what’s wrong. “Warplane” is usually rendered as one word.

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sagehen  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:25:18pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Are they still having kittens do the half-time show?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:27:27pm

re: #29 sagehen

Are they still having kittens do the half-time show?

yes

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:33:27pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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I hate this disgrace.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:35:14pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD

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I always like threads like this because they’re very insightful. Good find VB. I have to admit it here that for a long time, I fell for some of the CSA mythos. I never thought the CSA cause was right or anything like that but I definiely fell for Robert E. Lee was a man of honor and crap like that. I was definitely guilty of viewing the war through only a white man’s prism.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:41:52pm

re: #32 HappyWarrior

I always like threads like this because they’re very insightful. Good find VB. I have to admit it here that for a long time, I fell for some of the CSA mythos. I never thought the CSA cause was right or anything like that but I definiely fell for Robert E. Lee was a man of honor and crap like that. I was definitely guilty of viewing the war through only a white man’s prism.

It was only recently that I came to the realization that Lee wasn’t the immense strategic genius that the whitewashed history books make him out to be. He gets talked up so much because he was winning, but his opponents up until Grant were borderline incompetent. The Lost Cause authors gave him a reputation that I feel is undeserved, but it sticks around because we can’t disparage this noble, honorable warrior general.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:43:51pm
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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:48:30pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

That wallaby has a 1000-yard stare.

It’s seen things.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:52:41pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It was only recently that I came to the realization that Lee wasn’t the immense strategic genius that the whitewashed history books make him out to be. He gets talked up so much because he was winning, but his opponents up until Grant were borderline incompetent. The Lost Cause authors gave him a reputation that I feel is undeserved, but it sticks around because we can’t disparage this noble, honorable warrior general.

Yeah I totally bought that too. He wasn’t a bad general but he wasn’t the genius the LC makes him out to be either. What I didn’t know and this is what I was talking about is the full extent of his slave owning cruelty and how the Army of Northern Virginia treated black POWs. Man of honor, my ass.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:55:18pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Yeah I totally bought that too. He wasn’t a bad general but he wasn’t the genius the LC makes him out to be either. What I didn’t know and this is what I was talking about is the full extent of his slave owning cruelty and how the Army of Northern Virginia treated black POWs. Man of honor, my ass.

When I was a kid, he was the reluctant general that didn’t really like slavery but fought for his side out of loyalty.

A whole lot of people here in Texas still believe that.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 2:57:22pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Yeah I totally bought that too. He wasn’t a bad general but he wasn’t the genius the LC makes him out to be either. What I didn’t know and this is what I was talking about is the full extent of his slave owning cruelty and how the Army of Northern Virginia treated black POWs. Man of honor, my ass.

That assumes they took the black soldiers prisoner and didn’t just execute them on the spot, as did happen sometimes.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:00:12pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It was only recently that I came to the realization that Lee wasn’t the immense strategic genius that the whitewashed history books make him out to be. He gets talked up so much because he was winning, but his opponents up until Grant were borderline incompetent. The Lost Cause authors gave him a reputation that I feel is undeserved, but it sticks around because we can’t disparage this noble, honorable warrior general.

He was widely hated in his duties earlier in the war, where he made the dashing cavaliers in the western forts dig entrenchments, which was no kind of a job for heroes such as themselves—“The King of Spades”, he was known as.

As developed later by Longstreet in particular, field fortifications like that—reaching full flower in WWI—were the main Confederate contribution to the art of war. Nobody wants to talk about that, though.

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sagehen  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:00:40pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It was only recently that I came to the realization that Lee wasn’t the immense strategic genius that the whitewashed history books make him out to be. He gets talked up so much because he was winning, but his opponents up until Grant were borderline incompetent. The Lost Cause authors gave him a reputation that I feel is undeserved, but it sticks around because we can’t disparage this noble, honorable warrior general.

He was the superintendent of West Point and one of the strategy & tactics instuctors, and before that a hero of the Mexican-American war. He couldn’t have been a total doofus.

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

re: #40 sagehen

He was the superintendent of West Point and one of the strategy & tactics instuctors, and before that a hero of the Mexican-American war. He couldn’t have been a total doofus.

As Happy said, he wasn’t a bad general, but he wasn’t a god of strategy like some authors make him out to be.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:03:36pm

re: #37 Belafon

When I was a kid, he was the reluctant general that didn’t really like slavery but fought for his side out of loyalty.

A whole lot of people here in Texas still believe that.

We got that in Virginia too even into the 90’s. And also influenced by fiction like Killer Angels, which is a great book but still fiction. We got the same portrait of Jefferson and Washington when it came to slavery too. I only discovered later doing some research for the history magazine I worked for that Jefferson was a brutal slave owner.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:04:16pm

re: #40 sagehen

He was the superintendent of West Point and one of the strategy & tactics instuctors, and before that a hero of the Mexican-American war. He couldn’t have been a total doofus.

Not a bad general but not the best ever either. It’s sort like sports. Someone can be an all time great player and still be overrated.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:05:05pm

re: #41 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

As Happy said, he wasn’t a bad general, but he wasn’t a god of strategy like some authors make him out to be.

I think the war turns out differently if he has an equal peer in those early 1861-62 battles. McClellan was on paper brilliant but IMO too timid a general and oto sympathetic to the CSA.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:09:08pm

re: #39 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He was widely hated in his duties earlier in the war, where he made the dashing cavaliers in the western forts dig entrenchments, which was no kind of a job for heroes such as themselves—“The King of Spades”, he was known as.

As developed later by Longstreet in particular, field fortifications like that—reaching full flower in WWI—were the main Confederate contribution to the art of war. Nobody wants to talk about that, though.

Longstreet made a few mistakes in his post war life that earned him the everlasting eminity of the Lost Causers: He criticized Lee in his memoirs, became a Catholic, became a Republican, and rekindled his friendship with Grant and I believe served in his or the Hayes administration in some capacity. Longstreet I think is the most underrated general of Lee’s Army IMO. I believe he may have also admitted that the war was done ot preserve slavery too.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:11:48pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jack & Tiger like each other!

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:13:07pm

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:13:28pm

I want to add something that does frustrate me and I see Republicans and conservatives do it all the time but reduce the war ot Democrats versus Republicans. First off, the Republicans of that era deserve credit. They were easily all Unionists from what I saw given that part was formed to stop the spread of slavery and it of course was the party of Abe himself. However, there were Secessionist former Whigs and Unionist Democrats. Lincoln’s old debating rival, Douglas before he died was a huge supporter of the Union as was former President Van Buren and a few of Lincoln’s top generals- Winfield Scott Hancock were Democrats as well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:14:01pm

re: #46 Ace Rothstein

Jack & Tiger like each other!

kinda creepy, eh?

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:15:15pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

kinda creepy, eh?

Tiger shot a 64! Which is exactly what I shot…on the front 9! Hay oh!!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:18:04pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

Longstreet made a few mistakes in his post war life that earned him the everlasting eminity of the Lost Causers: He criticized Lee in his memoirs, became a Catholic, became a Republican, and rekindled his friendship with Grant and I believe served in his or the Hayes administration in some capacity. Longstreet I think is the most underrated general of Lee’s Army IMO.

On the other side, I’ll say a few words in defense of Ambrose Burnside. He took the blame for a lot of things, only one of which was his fault, which was continuing to butt his head against the wall at Fredericksburg. At Antietam he’s excoriated for continuing to try to cross at the bridge—as ordered—and for not having a modern USGS map showing there was a ford a few hundred yards downstream. Then he’s blamed for the Crater fiasco, when the (black) unit he’d trained for the operation was withdrawn at the last moment and replaced with (white) recruits.

When he was left to his own devices in East Tennessee, he behaved with distinction. There was no barbed wire in those days, but he used wire and mines and deadfalls with great innovation. He and Longstreet basically invented WWI between them—for better or worse.

Makes you wonder if all these techniques had had to be invented in 1914 instead of being studied by strategists for decades beforehand, how the course of that war might have changed.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:21:25pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

I think the war turns out differently if he has an equal peer in those early 1861-62 battles. McClellan was on paper brilliant but IMO too timid a general and oto sympathetic to the CSA.

Yes, would have turned out differently, but there’s an argument to make that it would have actually been worse. The war ends in 1862, then there’s no Emancipation Proclamation because there’s no Battle of Antietam. Without that, and Sherman’s March to the Sea, devastating the Southern economy and bringing the war home to the Confederacy, then there’s no utter defeat but instead a negotiated one that likely would have meant the Union accepting some form of slavery to bring the war to an end and the South back into the fold.

Of course, both things are moot because it took time for the Union to get to the sort of war footing necessary to confront the Confederacy (which had been gearing up for years prior) on equal footing. Even good generals fail when they lack the resources to win battles. Erwin Rommel is recognized as one of the finest icons in armored warfare, yet he lost the African Campaign because the Reich lacked the means to keep him supplied with men and materiel in the amounts he needed to match the Allied forces.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:22:49pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

I think the war turns out differently if he has an equal peer in those early 1861-62 battles. McClellan was on paper brilliant but IMO too timid a general and oto sympathetic to the CSA.

If Meade or Thomas had been commanding in the east early on, it would have been better for the union. However the raw recruits of the Union needed serious training and McClellan was excellent at training. That was his weakness as a combat commander - he hated to see them die.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:26:21pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:26:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:27:00pm

re: #53 William Lewis

If Meade or Thomas had been commanding in the east early on, it would have been better for the union. However the raw recruits of the Union needed serious training and McClellan was excellent at training. That was his weakness as a combat commander - he hated to see them die.

Yeah his men adored him. He’s an interesting guy.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:27:49pm

re: #55 The Vicious Babushka

They look delicious.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:27:51pm

re: #52 Targetpractice

Yes, would have turned out differently, but there’s an argument to make that it would have actually been worse. The war ends in 1862, then there’s no Emancipation Proclamation because there’s no Battle of Antietam. Without that, and Sherman’s March to the Sea, devastating the Southern economy and bringing the war home to the Confederacy, then there’s no utter defeat but instead a negotiated one that likely would have meant the Union accepting some form of slavery to bring the war to an end and the South back into the fold.

Of course, both things are moot because it took time for the Union to get to the sort of war footing necessary to confront the Confederacy (which had been gearing up for years prior) on equal footing. Even good generals fail when they lack the resources to win battles. Erwin Rommel is recognized as one of the finest icons in armored warfare, yet he lost the African Campaign because the Reich lacked the means to keep him supplied with men and materiel in the amounts he needed to match the Allied forces.

It’s definitely an interesting what if. I’m just glad slavery was ended.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:29:16pm

John Lewis at the SB with Andrew Young.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:30:38pm

In which Tulsi reveals that she is in cahoots with GeeGee to ratfuck the Democratic party:

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:30:54pm

re: #53 William Lewis

If Meade or Thomas had been commanding in the east early on, it would have been better for the union. However the raw recruits of the Union needed serious training and McClellan was excellent at training. That was his weakness as a combat commander - he hated to see them die.

It takes 15,000 casualties to train a Major General.
Marshal Foch

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:31:06pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

John Lewis at the SB with Andrew Young.

Andrew Young? Now there’s a name I hadn’t thought about for a long time.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:31:53pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

In which Tulsi reveals that she is in cahoots with GeeGee to ratfuck the Democratic party:

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:32:53pm

THE REFEREE DIDN’T MENTION THE GREATNESS OF OUR COUNTRY!!!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:34:19pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

In which Tulsi reveals that she is in cahoots with GeeGee to ratfuck the Democratic party:

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Go home Tulsi.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:37:58pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:44:00pm

Ouch. Commercial for The Handmaid’s Tale season three does a hard parody of St. Ron’s “It’s Morning Again In America” campaign ads.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:47:10pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

Yes it did.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:51:37pm

Sounds like the next season of Survivor is set in Jurassic Park. I might watch if it was.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:51:39pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

Ouch. Commercial for The Handmaid’s Tale season three does a hard parody of St. Ron’s “It’s Morning Again In America” campaign ads.

Oh man that’s gonna trigger people.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:55:24pm

Here’s an interesting parallel for Northam: Damon Wayans Jr. made some homophobic and transphobic comments approximately ten years ago that have now come to light. Here’s his statement regarding them:

When I was a young comic trying to find my voice, I made some immature and hurtful tweets that I deeply regret at the expense of the LGBTQ community. When I tweeted those comments, almost 10 years ago, I was unaware of the emotional impact they could have. I am not excusing that behavior but that is not who I am today. Society evolved and so have I and it is something I will continue to do both personally and professionally. You know better, you do better.

Is that enough? Would that be enough for a politician to keep his job?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:55:49pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

Ouch. Commercial for The Handmaid’s Tale season three does a hard parody of St. Ron’s “It’s Morning Again In America” campaign ads.

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 Teaser (Super Bowl Commercial)

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:58:52pm

The Avengers Commercial. A few more clues. The sign about moving on is rather intense:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:59:00pm

re: #71 Belafon

Here’s an interesting parallel for Northam: Damon Wayans Jr. made some homophobic and transphobic comments approximately ten years ago that have now come to light. Here’s his statement regarding them:

Is that enough? Would that be enough for a politician to keep his job?

I think that’s a solid apology. Better than the Kevin Hart or Northam ones.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:59:13pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 3:59:15pm

re: #71 Belafon

Here’s an interesting parallel for Northam: Damon Wayans Jr. made some homophobic and transphobic comments approximately ten years ago that have now come to light. Here’s his statement regarding them:

Is that enough? Would that be enough for a politician to keep his job?

Big difference between comedian and politician.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:00:22pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

In which Tulsi reveals that she is in cahoots with GeeGee to ratfuck the Democratic party:

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she really has an overwhelmingly huge impression of herself

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:00:36pm

re: #71 Belafon

Here’s an interesting parallel for Northam: Damon Wayans Jr. made some homophobic and transphobic comments approximately ten years ago that have now come to light. Here’s his statement regarding them:

Is that enough? Would that be enough for a politician to keep his job?

If Northam had stayed with his initial statement of admission and apology, he might not have saved his ass but at least he would have earned some measure of good faith and possibly be able to rehabilitate his political career.

Now? No, he’s toast, he’ll always be remembered as that moron who couldn’t decide whether it was worse to be caught in blackface or KKK sheets.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:01:41pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

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The only music I listen to was recorded in a previous millenium.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:01:53pm

re: #76 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Big difference between comedian and politician.

There’s that too.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:02:02pm

re: #79 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The only music I listen to was recorded in a previous millenium.

Gregorian chants?////

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:04:25pm

re: #79 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The only music I listen to was recorded in a previous millenium.

You kids and your phonographs.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:05:08pm

re: #10 Patricia Kayden

Is Joe Walsh imbibing some illegal drug concoction that he made up himself?

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It’s either drugs… or a Möbius strip of cognitive dissonance… or he’s just a clueless grift artist that somehow managed to get elected into the House of Representatives.

Or it’s all of the above, Katie.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:05:33pm

Why do people watch this shit?

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Chrysicat  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:06:42pm

re: #79 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The only music I listen to was recorded in a previous millenium.

There was actually a time I didn’t even like the music of the 90s—namely, when it was coming out. But tuning into my local public-radio ‘modern pop’ station, started reconciling me not only with that but with truly recent music. It’s all a matter of fighting your natural inclinations to become hidebound in terms of music somewhere between age 12 and age 20.

It doesn’t hurt that the synth is considered a more acceptable instrument since 2005 than it was between 1991 and 2003, either.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:06:59pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

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That was good. I was in college in Atlanta at that time. A lot of us went to a march in Forsyth County over its treatment of black residents in 1987. I wasn’t at the first violent march, but the second in response.

aboutnorthgeorgia.com

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:07:26pm

re: #84 goddamnedfrank

Why do people watch this shit?

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They should just stand at opposite ends of the field and sue each other….

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:07:59pm

re: #76 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Big difference between comedian and politician.

That’s what I’m getting at, though. I was alive in the 80s. I was too nerdy to do a lot of stuff, but there is a whole lot of truth in the idea that people my age and older are lucky there weren’t the number of cameras back then that there are now. So lets say someone else did what Northam did. Which of these would allow that person to keep their job:

1. Come out now and say what they did, that they were naive and have evolved.
2. Have someone find out, release them, but you quickly come out and apologize.
3. Have them released, but refuse to retire.
4. Hope that no one finds out.

If it’s 3 and 4, things are going to be real ugly for the party and the country.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:07:59pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

I think I literally just hit that cusp, because I recognized Bow Wow…who is now less Lil and more Middle Aged…when he got arrested the other day.

(and it was for domestic battery, so fuck him)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:08:06pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

she really has an overwhelmingly huge impression of herself

I am so throughly unimpressed by her.

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Chrysicat  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:08:08pm

re: #86 Barefoot Grin

That was good. I was in college in Atlanta at that time. A lot of us went to a march in Forsyth County over its treatment of black residents in 1987. I wasn’t at the first violent march, but the second in response.

aboutnorthgeorgia.com

Speaking of Atlanta, do you think we can get Stone Mountain sandblasted clean in our lifetime?

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:08:51pm

re: #73 Belafon

The Avengers Commercial. A few more clues. The sign about moving on is rather intense:

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Freeze the commercial at 5 seconds and stare at the picture of the Statue of Liberty.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:09:27pm

re: #89 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

I think I literally just hit that cusp, because I recognized Bow Wow…who is now less Lil and more Middle Aged…when he got arrested the other day.

(and it was for domestic battery, so fuck him)

I still say “Little Stevie Winwood”, so….

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:09:29pm

re: #91 Chrysicat

Speaking of Atlanta, do you think we can get Stone Mountain sandblasted clean in our lifetime?

No

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Renaissance_Man  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:09:36pm

re: #71 Belafon

Here’s an interesting parallel for Northam: Damon Wayans Jr. made some homophobic and transphobic comments approximately ten years ago that have now come to light. Here’s his statement regarding them:

Is that enough? Would that be enough for a politician to keep his job?

As with everything, it depends on context. What was the original transgression and what has happened in the interim? For me, if the original transgression reflects thoughtlessness, rather than malice, and the passage of time and the person’s actions since show decency and justice, then a simple apology is absolutely enough. If, say, one of the privileged little turds that hooted and smirked at the Lincoln Memorial grew up and devoted his time and works to the benefit of many, and showed that he no longer had the mindset of a smarmy white teen growing up in a culture of casual racism, I’d totally forgive that.

Actions based in malice are much harder to forgive. Voting Trump, for instance. I haven’t yet seen or met a person I would forgive for that.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:09:55pm

re: #91 Chrysicat

Speaking of Atlanta, do you think we can get Stone Mountain sandblasted clean in our lifetime?

I’d be ok with that. They used to do “Dark Side of the Moon” laser shows there. Maybe they could use military lasers to efface that monstrosity.

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Chrysicat  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:10:23pm

re: #82 HappyWarrior

You kids and your phonographs.

You know that’s not totes a funny and ironic thing, right?

That there’s nearly as much music sold on vinyl today as there are CDs, though both are way behind no-hard-copy?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:11:11pm

re: #97 Chrysicat

You know that’s not totes a funny and ironic thing, right?

That there’s nearly as much music sold on vinyl today as there are CDs, though both are way behind no-hard-copy?

Yeah I know.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:12:28pm

re: #89 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

I think I literally just hit that cusp, because I recognized Bow Wow…who is now less Lil and more Middle Aged…when he got arrested the other day.

(and it was for domestic battery, so fuck him)

I remember Bow Wow Wow, not that they were ever Lil…

Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:14:34pm

re: #89 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

I think I literally just hit that cusp, because I recognized Bow Wow…who is now less Lil and more Middle Aged…when he got arrested the other day.

(and it was for domestic battery, so fuck him)

He’s 31 now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:16:22pm

re: #87 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

They should just stand at opposite ends of the field and sue each other….

I’m surprised the NFL didn’t set up a 900 number for folks to vote on which way a ref decision should go.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:17:56pm

re: #91 Chrysicat

Speaking of Atlanta, do you think we can get Stone Mountain sandblasted clean in our lifetime?

Unpopular opinion: both Stone Mountain and Mount Rushmore should be sandblasted. But both will be defended to the hilt by people who will never understand or comprehend why they were ever mistakes, so I doubt it will ever happen.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:18:32pm

re: #102 Myron Falwell

What’s so bad about Rushmore?

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:18:45pm

re: #101 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m surprised the NFL didn’t set up a 900 number for folks to vote on which way a ref decision should go.

You pay for skybox, you get to dictate the ref’s call once per game.

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Chrysicat  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:19:49pm

re: #103 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s so bad about Rushmore?

You mean other than the fact that it’s basically carved into the Lakota version of the Temple Mount?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:19:52pm

re: #104 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

You pay for skybox, you get to dictate the ref’s call once per game.

This is probably one of the most accurate comments I’ve ever seen on this website.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:20:39pm

re: #105 Chrysicat

You mean other than the fact that it’s basically carved into the Lakota version of the Temple Mount?

TBF I don’t think EC knew that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:21:04pm

re: #103 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s so bad about Rushmore?

It’s on sacred Lakota ground:

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:22:15pm

A Bud Light commercial segueing into a GoT teaser. Nice.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:23:34pm

re: #103 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s so bad about Rushmore?

It sits on land that the US allowed back to the Lakota Nation via the Treaty of Fort Laramie, which has been continuously subverted in some way or another since the 1880s.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:24:22pm

re: #89 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

I think I literally just hit that cusp, because I recognized Bow Wow…who is now less Lil and more Middle Aged…when he got arrested the other day.

(and it was for domestic battery, so fuck him)

I recognize Bow Wow but my head is still fucked up after not knowing who Tekashi69 was and then making the horrible decision to read his entire wikipedia page.

Note: if you read that page then you have to post it somewhere else and fuck up someone else’s head. Same rules as that videotape from The Ring.

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Chrysicat  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:24:31pm

re: #107 HappyWarrior

TBF I don’t think EC knew that.

I’m sure you’re right. I’m also not sure if that’s an excuse after 2010, because even the wiki article about the place mentions it.

Still, I apologise if I came off violent and snarky. I should understand that it’s everyone’s first time to learn something.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:24:45pm

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Chrysicat  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:25:44pm

Did Pringle’s just end an ad with Funkytown?

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:26:08pm

re: #106 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

This is probably one of the most accurate comments I’ve ever seen on this website.

I am 100% a false prophet but the goody bag almost compensates for the inevitable fall from grace and fiery demise.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:26:32pm

The Super Bowl: A Confession

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:27:13pm

re: #112 Chrysicat

I’m sure you’re right. I’m also not sure if that’s an excuse after 2010, because even the wiki article about the place mentions it.

Still, I apologise if I came off violent and snarky. I should understand that it’s everyone’s first time to learn something.

It’s all good. Know you didn’t mean any harm.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:27:59pm

re: #116 I Would Prefer Not To

{{{Iwouldprefernotto}}}

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:28:19pm

So, there’s a game on. Ok. Not much else going on.

Made a chicken bean stew.

1 large can diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
1 can white beans
1 can roman beans
6 chicken breasts
chicken stock (made with tumeric and my scape pesto)
sriracha to add heat.
celery, green onion, onion.

Not quite a chili but damned good. And far better than watching guys who might concuss themselves into oblivion.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:29:56pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:30:25pm

Another of these. I like this one because it shows Reagan as a step down from Nixon, which he was in competence and vision. Reagan was the real beginning of the mess in which we now find ourselves. The GOP could have recovered from Nixon, it has not recovered from Reagan and in fact has gotten progressively worse.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:31:06pm

re: #111 goddamnedfrank

I recognize Bow Wow but my head is still fucked up after not knowing who Tekashi69 was and then making the horrible decision to read his entire wikipedia page.

Note: if you read that page then you have to post it somewhere else and fuck up someone else’s head. Same rules as that videotape from The Ring.

I’ve been consuming small amounts of Youtube content creator bullshit drama until I developed an immunity to bullshit drama people. Mithradatism, baby.

Anyway, I’m a lonely enough person that television demon person visit doesn’t sound entirely bad….

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:31:55pm

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another of these. I like this one because it shows Reagan as a step down from Nixon, which he was in competence and vision. Reagan was the real beginning of the mess in which we now find ourselves. The GOP could have recovered from Nixon, it has not recovered from Reagan and in fact has gotten progressively worse.

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IMO Reagan was just as crooked as Nixon as President but his charisma saved him.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:32:51pm

re: #120 lawhawk

Best time for him to get out, BTW.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:33:11pm

re: #120 lawhawk

And at this time last year everyone was asking me for the score.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:33:33pm

re: #120 lawhawk

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Please just resign. Do the right thing.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:35:28pm

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another of these. I like this one because it shows Reagan as a step down from Nixon, which he was in competence and vision. Reagan was the real beginning of the mess in which we now find ourselves. The GOP could have recovered from Nixon, it has not recovered from Reagan and in fact has gotten progressively worse.

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He wasn’t president, but Goldwater has to be in there somehow, as Reagan basically ran the same campaign he did 16 years later.

De-evolution is wholly appropriate.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:36:33pm

re: Monuments. I think that the original plan for Mt. Rushmore was to include Native American heroes, but then conservative forces intervened and the Stone Mountain guy was brought in to make it white guys only.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:37:44pm

re: #120 lawhawk

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Seems Ralph’s defiance was measured in micro-Scaramuccis.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:39:25pm

re: #127 Myron Falwell

He wasn’t president, but Goldwater has to be in there somehow, as Reagan basically ran the same campaign he did 16 years later.

De-evolution is wholly appropriate.

Goldwater deserves credit for disowning the religious right. But he deserves scorn for being the front runner of the GOP’s move away on civil rights.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:39:26pm

re: #112 Chrysicat

I’m sure you’re right. I’m also not sure if that’s an excuse after 2010, because even the wiki article about the place mentions it.

Still, I apologise if I came off violent and snarky. I should understand that it’s everyone’s first time to learn something.

It’s okay. The Treaty of Fort Laramie is not common knowledge by any means.

If more people were actually aware of the fact we’ve been continuously violating that treaty since it was enacted in 1869, the views on Mount Rushmore would undoubtedly change.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:40:49pm

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another of these. I like this one because it shows Reagan as a step down from Nixon, which he was in competence and vision. Reagan was the real beginning of the mess in which we now find ourselves. The GOP could have recovered from Nixon, it has not recovered from Reagan and in fact has gotten progressively worse.

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More stupid and more evil, step by step. The next GOP nominee to follow Trump will have to be a zombie apocalypse.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:41:03pm

re: #129 Targetpractice

Seems Ralph’s defiance was measured in micro-Scaramuccis.

Looks like Two CentiScaramuccis equals One Northam.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:42:03pm

re: #132 NO SMOCKING GUN!

More stupid and more evil, step by step. The next GOP nominee to follow Trump will have to be a zombie apocalypse.

If it’s either Rick Scott or Ron DeStupid, you may right on the money.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:42:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:43:16pm

re: #134 Myron Falwell

If it’s either Rick Scott or Ron DeStupid, you may right on the money.

I think they might actually nominate a literal CSA flag.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:44:01pm

What happens to the GOP if Ike has another running mate?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:45:06pm

Confederate Flag- Ben Shapiro Verb 2028!

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:45:23pm

They’re bringing back The Twilight Zone…again. Okay, didn’t know about that.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:46:59pm

re: #139 Targetpractice

They’re bringing back The Twilight Zone…again. Okay, didn’t know about that.

CBS’s streaming app needs a new flagship after STD (Star Trek Discovery) bombed so badly.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:47:01pm

re: #139 Targetpractice

They’re bringing back The Twilight Zone…again. Okay, didn’t know about that.

Jordan Peele is behind it. Should be good. I’m genuinely impressed with how he tells horror and suspense given he’s a great sketch comic.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:47:45pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:47:52pm

re: #140 Kilroy was here

CBS’s streaming app needs a new flagship after STD (Star Trek Discovery) bombed so badly.

Did it? I like it.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:47:54pm

re: #131 Myron Falwell

It’s okay. The Treaty of Fort Laramie is not common knowledge by any means.

If more people were actually aware of the fact we’ve been continuously violating that treaty since it was enacted in 1869, the views on Mount Rushmore would undoubtedly change.

I always wanted to do a cover of Beds Are Burning tweaked to be about Rushmore. Take the Penguin Air Force on a bombing mission… ;)

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:47:55pm

re: #140 Kilroy was here

CBS’s streaming app needs a new flagship after STD (Star Trek Discovery) bombed so badly.

I’m finding myself more supportive of the second season…even if the most recent episode was utterly ridiculous.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:48:28pm

I know y’all aren’t deep into cryptocurrency much, so this link might be total gobbledygook to you, but it’s an amazing bit of detective work.
medium.com

tl;dr - that Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that went belly up appears to have been insolvent. It appears to have had no reserves of Bitcoin on hand, at least not in the amounts it reported to the courts. Also, it appears the operator of the exchange was honoring withdrawal requests by using other users deposits.

As I mentioned earlier, the ledger aspect of bitcoin and its kin means we can track the flow of funds from one address to another, and draw conclusions from those flows. That’s what the OP did.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:48:59pm

re: #145 Targetpractice

I’m finding myself more supportive of the second season…even if the most recent episode was utterly ridiculous.

What they did to Spock’s history is a fricken disaster..

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:49:41pm
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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:51:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:51:14pm

The Dr. Gupta Make a Wish sketch on Key and Peele quite honestly is one of my favorite sketches. It’s both funny and surprisingly dark.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:51:59pm

re: #149 jaunte

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Yeah fuck them too.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:52:08pm

re: #147 Kilroy was here

What they did to Spock’s history is a fricken disaster..

To be fair, they’ve never really gone too deep into Spock’s history before DISC, provided you don’t count the Kelvin timeline films. My biggest gripe with DISC has to do with the total visual disconnect that seems to be inspired by said films.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:53:16pm

re: #148 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That is so sweet.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:54:07pm

re: #149 jaunte

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So yeah, just as surmised yesterday, this shit was out there but only became public knowledge the moment it became politically advantageous (i.e. killing a bill that wingnuts hate with a passion).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:55:19pm

re: #154 Targetpractice

So yeah, just as surmised yesterday, this shit was out there but only became public knowledge the moment it became politically advantageous (i.e. killing a bill that wingnuts hate with a passion).

I think the evidence was there when it was a Roy Moore associated outfit that published it.

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CarolJ  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:56:50pm

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

Not an unpopular opinion by me. I’m grateful that Trump has no work ethic. Scary to think what he could have done with a bit of that and better home training. In fact, I wonder if it weren’t for the win, if he wouldn’t just let the clock run out on this term and then go home permanently. What would another four years do for him anyway?

As it is he’s skimming or scamming off his re-election funds as it is. True, I doubt if he would need a lot of it-an incumbent President just needs to prepare for whoever his opponent happens to be. The RNC with a normal President would know that, and expend its efforts in trying to elect more Republicans elsewhere. But by merging Trump 2020 with this, there will be scant funds available for other candidates. #ETTD.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:58:21pm

re: #156 CarolJ

Not an unpopular opinion by me. I’m grateful that Trump has no work ethic. Scary to think what he could have done with a bit of that and better home training. In fact, I wonder if it weren’t for the win, if he wouldn’t just let the clock run out on this term and then go home permanently. What would another four years do for him anyway?

As it is he’s skimming or scamming off his re-election funds as it is. True, I doubt if he would need a lot of it-an incumbent President just needs to prepare for whoever his opponent happens to be. The RNC with a normal President would know that, and expend its efforts in trying to elect more Republicans elsewhere. But by merging Trump 2020 with this, there will be scant funds available for other candidates. #ETTD.

Just another Trump grift.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 4:58:43pm

3 - 0 Evil Empire at the Half.

What an exciting game.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:00:30pm

re: #152 Targetpractice

To be fair, they’ve never really gone too deep into Spock’s history before DISC, provided you don’t count the Kelvin timeline films. My biggest gripe with DISC has to do with the total visual disconnect that seems to be inspired by said films.

It was sold as prime time line not Kelvin.
The tech is wrong, the Klingons are a mush mouthed mess with no relation the either Enterprises or TOS (including movies). The main character is a total an unlikable Mary Sue.

The Orville is much much better Star Trek. And it isn’t Star Trek.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:00:40pm

re: #158 Eclectic Cyborg

3 - 0 Evil Empire at the Half.

What an exciting game.

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Punting aficionados have had a lot to appreciate.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:01:37pm

re: #158 Eclectic Cyborg

3 - 0 Evil Empire at the Half.

What an exciting game.

//////

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:02:40pm

re: #127 Myron Falwell

He wasn’t president, but Goldwater has to be in there somehow, as Reagan basically ran his campaign 16 years later.

De-evolution is wholly appropriate.

True that. During the 1964 primary campaign the progressive (Rockefeller-Scranton) Republicans made a practice of saying that they were fighting for the future of the Republican party. It seemed like hyperbole at the time, but it turned out to be nothing less than the sober truth. Through her book A Choice, Not an Echo, Phyllis Schlafly provided much of the philosophical underpinning for Goldwater’s campaign. She had first risen to national prominence at the 1960 GOP convention, with a noisy but unsuccessful “revolt” against the Nixon-backed platform’s civil rights plank.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:02:49pm

re: #140 Kilroy was here

CBS’s streaming app needs a new flagship after STD (Star Trek Discovery) bombed so badly.

Narrator: “Star Trek: Discovery didn’t bomb.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:02:59pm

re: #158 Eclectic Cyborg

3 - 0 Evil Empire at the Half.

What an exciting game.

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And, the commercials aren’t all that good either

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:04:01pm

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

True that. During the 1964 primary campaign the progressive (Rockefeller-Scranton) Republicans made a practice of saying that they were fighting for the future of the Republican party. It seemed like hyperbole at the time, but it turned out to be nothing less than the sober truth. Through her book A Choice, Not an Echo, Phyllis Schlafly provided much of the philosophical underpinning for Goldwater’s campaign. She had first risen to national prominence at the 1960 GOP convention, with a noisy but unsuccessful “revolt” against the Nixon-backed platform’s civil rights plank.

I think her start was actually opposing Ike in ‘52.

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steve_davis  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:04:06pm

re: #41 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

As Happy said, he wasn’t a bad general, but he wasn’t a god of strategy like some authors make him out to be.

I seem to recall that at one point, Lee could have essentially won the war by marching on Washington. Somehow the bulk of the union army had gotten out of position and left a path. I don’t know if confederate espionage was strong enough to have picked up on the mistake, though.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:04:10pm

re: #159 Kilroy was here

It was sold as prime time line not Kelvin.
The tech is wrong, the Klingons are a mush mouthed mess with no relation the either Enterprises or TOS (including movies). The main character is a total an unlikable Mary Sue.

The Orville is much much better Star Trek. And it isn’t Star Trek.

After the first season, I would have agreed with you and felt justified if CBS pulled the plug.

The second season? It’s caught my interest, even if I wish they’d excise the whole Klingon mess with a precision nuclear strike.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:06:45pm

re: #167 Targetpractice

After the first season, I would have agreed with you and felt justified if CBS pulled the plug.

The second season? It’s caught my interest, even if I wish they’d excise the whole Klingon mess with a precision nuclear strike.

Captain Pike is a ray of sunshine. I had hope until the episode three of this season. It was a hot mess. I think the worst Star Trek Episode.. in history. That covers a lot of ground.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:07:38pm

These commercials are pitiful.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:09:02pm

re: #169 Ace Rothstein

These commercials are pitiful.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:11:04pm

re: #140 Kilroy was here

CBS’s streaming app needs a new flagship after STD (Star Trek Discovery) bombed so badly.

I tried to watch Discovery but it just does not click for me. It misfires just like Enterprise.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:11:12pm

re: #170 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:11:36pm

re: #171 Joe Bacon 🌹

I tried to watch Discovery but it just does not click for me. It misfires just like Enterprise.

Same. I’m ready for a new non prequel ST series.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:12:58pm

Lol they’re bleeping out Travis’s lyrics.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:13:30pm
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:13:32pm

I like Maroon 5, I like Travis Scott. This blows.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:14:04pm

How does cheese get to be that color?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:14:26pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Same. I’m ready for a new non prequel ST series.

It’s just time to move on and put Trek to bed. You can go to the well only so many times. And I feel the same way with the Peele re-re-re-reboot of Twilight Zone.

Can’t the networks at least try to do something original?

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:14:48pm

Worst halftime ever….

And the marching band was done much better with Tusk.

Oh, best commercial so far has to be the NFL 100th anniversary one, with all the players scrumming for the football during what would be a normal rubber chicken dinner gala.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:14:51pm

re: #177 jaunte

They poured Trump’s face paint in it.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:15:43pm

re: #175 jaunte

That looks like the grease bath that C-3PO bathed in to get clean.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:15:45pm

Remember, the loser of this Super Bowl doesn’t have to go visit Trump.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:16:06pm

re: #172 Eclectic Cyborg

As usual PBS has some very good programs. A re-run of Downton Abbey to start. Last weeks episode of Victoria and the latest episode is next.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:16:23pm

re: #175 jaunte

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What the ever loving fuck is that monstrosity. I’ve seen better looking “queso” at gas stations across the nation.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:16:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:17:25pm

re: #175 jaunte

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Haha. Oh man. That’s worse than the Trump Taco Bowl.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:17:26pm

re: #175 jaunte

Best

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:17:27pm

re: #182 jaunte

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:17:45pm

re: #188 lawhawk

Hah!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:18:22pm

re: #188 lawhawk

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They don’t want Hamberders.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:18:23pm

re: #175 jaunte

lol, Dana recreated Roger Stone’s spray-tan solution

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:18:26pm
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NetworkKed  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:19:46pm

re: #177 jaunte

How does cheese get to be that color?

That appears to be a block of Velveeta and a can of Hormel Chili (no beans) melted in a crock-thing. Not… necessarily awful, but not queso.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:20:42pm

re: #193 NetworkKed

That appears to be a block of Velveeta and a can of Hormel Chili (no beans) melted in a crock-thing. Not… necessarily awful, but not queso.

I got a feeling she just scooped the cheese out of a bottle of Cheez Wiz.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:22:09pm

re: #168 Kilroy was here

Captain Pike is a ray of sunshine. I had hope until the episode three of this season. It was a hot mess. I think the worst Star Trek Episode.. in history. That covers a lot of ground.

The third episode was sort of the distillation of all that was bad about the first season: the horrible “new look” of the Klingons, the fourth-wall breaking efforts to address the total disconnect between this series and prevailing Trek canon, the whole Mirror Universe BS, Section 31, etc.

The first two episodes felt like classic Trek. The third? Felt like bad fanfiction.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:22:10pm

re: #193 NetworkKed

That appears to be a block of Velveeta and a can of Hormel Chili (no beans) melted in a crock-thing. Not… necessarily awful, but not queso.

That’s a case of cold compresses and ass burn tomorrow…..

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:22:30pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Same. I’m ready for a new non prequel ST series.

Picard is coming back in a new series!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:22:54pm

re: #193 NetworkKed

That appears to be a block of Velveeta and a can of Hormel Chili (no beans) melted in a crock-thing. Not… necessarily awful, but not queso.

That’s the dip I used to make back in the day. My dip, however, looked much healthier than that.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:22:56pm

re: #175 jaunte

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Good God, my fellow white people, is there nothing we cannot fuck up?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:23:41pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I think her start was actually opposing Ike in ‘52.

She was a delegate at the ‘52 convention and endorsed Ike’s opponent Robert Taft. She also ran for Congress that year and lost. By the 1960 convention, she was a star player on the Hunt brother’s far right team, but she did not achieve really national prominence until she led the revolt against civil rights.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:24:05pm

re: #187 Dave In Austin

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:24:53pm

Struggle queso.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:25:04pm

re: #197 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Picard is coming back in a new series!

Yes and I am very stoked about that.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:25:24pm

And for those who don’t get the joke - terrorists nuked the Super Bowl.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:25:30pm

re: #202 jaunte

FAKE QUESO!

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:25:56pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:26:20pm

re: #152 Targetpractice

To be fair, they’ve never really gone too deep into Spock’s history before DISC, provided you don’t count the Kelvin timeline films. My biggest gripe with DISC has to do with the total visual disconnect that seems to be inspired by said films.

That’s a consequence of competing intellectual property rights. The TV show is barred from making sets and costumes look too similar to the movie franchise. It is also unlikely we’ll see an adult Spock or a young Kirk, for much the same reasons.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:28:21pm

re: #175 jaunte

Okay, so I have a standing observation that fascists generally create shitty art. The best fascist art was created by the Italians…who were the worst at fascisting, so inverse proportion, perhaps?

The other day Buzzfeed had an article about cooking on Gab and the atrocities that white supremacists perform to food before proudly photographing it to display to other shitheels.

Long before, I encountered MRAs giving each the worst fucking cooking tips ever on Men Going Their Own Way blogs.

In general, white people do not know how to season food. Even Wakandans know what’s wrong with Karen’s potato salad.

All I’m saying is, that “quesorrhea” is another datapoint in a grand theory about that narcissicist pathologies and general shitheeldom correlate with lack of taste, both figurative and literal.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:28:39pm

A local personal injury attorney did a GoT style commercial for the SB, last year. This year he played a superhero. Ugh.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:28:49pm

re: #197 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Picard is coming back in a new series!

I’m hopeful largely because Patrick Stewart made clear ages ago that he was done with ST and playing Picard, that he wouldn’t come back for any amount of money. So when I heard he agreed to come back for a new series if he got a say in the creative process…well, it would be like Sean Connery announcing he was coming back to acting to play Bond one last time.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:29:02pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:29:44pm

re: #204 lawhawk

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And for those who don’t get the joke - terrorists nuked the Super Bowl.

Well, in the book (Denver, wasn’t it?). In the movie it was just a regular football game

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:29:57pm

re: #200 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

She was a delegate at the ‘52 convention and endorsed Ike’s opponent Robert Taft. She also ran for Congress that year and lost. By the 1960 convention, she was a star player on the Hunt brother’s far right team, but she did not achieve really national prominence until she led the revolt against civil rights.

Ahhhh thanks for the history.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:30:31pm

re: #201 lawhawk

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Yeah the halftime show is why the play sucks.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:30:45pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:30:48pm

re: #199 Targetpractice

Good God, my fellow white people, is there nothing we cannot fuck up?

No. It’s our Super Power.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:31:07pm

re: #208 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

I’ll be back later.

I have a Genius Grant proposal to write.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:31:41pm

I watched part of the half-time show. I’m waiting for some white guy to whine about why that rap music has infected the NFL.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:32:17pm

re: #212 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, a fizzle at that - but the snow reflected the nuke to make it seem much bigger than it actually was.

Never saw the movie, but I thought the game in that was located in Baltimore?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:32:41pm

We (white people) do pierogis well but I’m sure if there were PoC in Eastern Europe, they’d be even better.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:33:10pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:33:38pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Yeah, a fizzle at that - but the snow reflected the nuke to make it seem much bigger than it actually was.

Never saw the movie, but I thought the game in that was located in Baltimore?

I believe it was. I saw it once, many many moons ago.

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A Three Hour Tour  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:33:43pm

re: #159 Kilroy was here

It was sold as prime time line not Kelvin.
The tech is wrong, the Klingons are a mush mouthed mess with no relation the either Enterprises or TOS (including movies). The main character is a total an unlikable Mary Sue.

The Orville is much much better Star Trek. And it isn’t Star Trek.

CBS can sell it however they want. They can call it Prime Timeline, but, in practice, no matter the intention in 2009, Prime Timeline is a useless marketing buzzphrase that simply means “not-Abrams.”

Fine, CBS, you want to call Discovery “Prime.” Okay, it’s ” prime. ” Then I reclassify TOS as the ur-Timeline from which the Prime and Kelvin timelines derive. The Abrams films only really establish that fifty-something year old Spock and 157 year old Spock look like old Leonard Nimoy and that at some point, the Prime Enterprise crew looked like the movie cast during the filming of Star Trek V.

And since Star Trek V invented a spurious half-sibling for Spock, contrary to DC Fontana’s proclamation that Spock was an only child, I would argue that one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Prime Timeline from the original ur-Timeline is that it is one in which Spock has “secret” half- and foster-siblings.

And that’s how I watch DISCOVERY without the visual and other continuity glitches driving me crazy - er, crazier.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:33:47pm

re: #204 lawhawk

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And for those who don’t get the joke - terrorists nuked the Super Bowl.

Thomas Harris beat them on that.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:33:51pm

Elitist foodies!

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:34:01pm

“I want to develop the Voight-Kampf test, but for shitty wypipo that shouldn’t be trusted.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:34:42pm

re: #221 teleskiguy

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Elitist? Uh no Dana. They’re called people who don’t burn cheese.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:35:13pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:35:52pm

re: #195 Targetpractice

The third episode was sort of the distillation of all that was bad about the first season: the horrible “new look” of the Klingons, the fourth-wall breaking efforts to address the total disconnect between this series and prevailing Trek canon, the whole Mirror Universe BS, Section 31, etc.

The first two episodes felt like classic Trek. The third? Felt like bad fanfiction.

Ep 3 had too many subplots for a one-hour time slot. You’ve got Tilly and her intelligent parasite, Michael and her missing brother, Michael’s main squeeze and his Klingon mistress(??), the mirror universe empress and Section 31, and the red angel story arc nonsense. Would have worked much better to have distributed those subplots across two or three episodes.

The first two eps were OTOH pretty good. Not cluttered with extraneous action and story lines.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:36:07pm

re: #228 jaunte

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Nah, it’s what happened when I would make nachos in the middle of the night when I was 15.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:36:30pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Elitist? Uh no Dana. They’re called people who don’t burn cheese.

FFS, I had guys in my college dorm who could cook better than that. And they set popcorn on fire. MICROWAVE. POPCORN.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:36:44pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Elitist? Uh no Dana. They’re called people who don’t burn cheese.

Burn cheese? Separate cheese and oil and turn it into a greasy mess?

She checked off on both.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:36:46pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Yeah, a fizzle at that - but the snow reflected the nuke to make it seem much bigger than it actually was.

Never saw the movie, but I thought the game in that was located in Baltimore?

Yeah, movie game was in Baltimore

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:36:54pm

re: #221 teleskiguy

It probably would have helped if Dana had stirred it before taking the picture. Someone needs to politely explain to her that just having cheese doesn’t make it Spanish-cheese.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:37:06pm

re: #221 teleskiguy

the salad is still sitting there.

Giphy

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:38:10pm

re: #235 teleskiguy

Who eats salad while watching the Super Bowl?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:38:23pm

re: #236 jaunte

Who eats salad while watching the Super Bowl?

Elitist foodies.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:38:26pm

This is the right color.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:38:32pm

re: #231 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

FFS, I had guys in my college dorm who could cook better than that. And they set popcorn on fire. MICROWAVE. POPCORN.

“You know how there’s always a lot of unpopped kernels? I think it needs to nuke for a lot longer. I mean A LOT. What’s the worst that could happen?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:38:54pm

She could learn to laugh at herself but has to do the time honored right wing tradition of calling people elitists. I’m sure there’s plenty of humble Mexican families that can teach you to make queso Dana.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:39:13pm

re: #207 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

That’s a consequence of competing intellectual property rights. The TV show is barred from making sets and costumes look too similar to the movie franchise. It is also unlikely we’ll see an adult Spock or a young Kirk, for much the same reasons.

There was talk last year about Viacom and CBS getting back together…National Amusements agreed to put such talk on the backburner for 2 years after Moonves got ran out on a rail.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:40:32pm

re: #229 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Ep 3 had too many subplots for a one-hour time slot. You’ve got Tilly and her intelligent parasite, Michael and her missing brother, Michael’s main squeeze and his Klingon mistress(??), the mirror universe empress and Section 31, and the red angel story arc nonsense. Would have worked much better to have distributed those subplots across two or three episodes.

The first two eps were OTOH pretty good. Not cluttered with extraneous action and story lines.

It’s why I characterized it as a distillation of the whole first season: Trying to keep too much shit up in the air at the same time and thus giving nothing adequate characterization beyond “This is a thing that matters.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:40:50pm

re: #231 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

FFS, I had guys in my college dorm who could cook better than that. And they set popcorn on fire. MICROWAVE. POPCORN.

I used to make what I called bastardized nachos. Tortilla chips with melted cheese on them. Not good but better than what Dana shared.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:40:55pm

re: #239 Blind Frog Belly White

“You know how there’s always a lot of unpopped kernels? I think it needs to nuke for a lot longer. I mean A LOT. What’s the worst that could happen?

Though to be fair, the funniest one was when I was visiting our sister wing on a Friday night, and one of the women set fire to a batch of no-bake cookies.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:41:26pm

re: #243 HappyWarrior

I used to make what I called bastardized nachos. Tortilla chips with melted cheese on them. Not good but better than what Dana shared.

Mrs. Fish and I make those when we need a cheap, fast snack with some salty flavor. Perfect for drunk nights.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:41:28pm

This is what to do when somebody points out you did a faux pas==>

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:41:32pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:42:01pm

re: #223 A Three Hour Tour

CBS can sell it however they want. They can call it Prime Timeline, but, in practice, no matter the intention in 2009, Prime Timeline is a useless marketing buzzphrase that simply means “not-Abrams.”

Fine, CBS, you want to call Discovery “Prime.” Okay, it’s ” prime. ” Then I reclassify TOS as the ur-Timeline from which the Prime and Kelvin timelines derive. The Abrams films only really establish that fifty-something year old Spock and 157 year old Spock look like old Leonard Nimoy and that at some point, the Prime Enterprise crew looked like the movie cast during the filming of Star Trek V.

And since Star Trek V invented a spurious half-sibling for Spock, contrary to DC Fontana’s proclamation that Spock was an only child, I would argue that one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Prime Timeline from the original ur-Timeline is that it is one in which Spock has “secret” half- and foster-siblings.

And that’s how I watch DISCOVERY without the visual and other continuity glitches driving me crazy - er, crazier.

I don’t worry about it because its all fictional. Like in the comics the same heroes keep being updated and changed for the current era, and nobody freaks out.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:42:03pm

re: #245 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish and I make those when we need a cheap, fast snack with some salty flavor. Perfect for drunk nights.

Yeah perfect late night snack.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:42:16pm

re: #223 A Three Hour Tour

CBS can sell it however they want. They can call it Prime Timeline, but, in practice, no matter the intention in 2009, Prime Timeline is a useless marketing buzzphrase that simply means “not-Abrams.”

Fine, CBS, you want to call Discovery “Prime.” Okay, it’s ” prime. ” Then I reclassify TOS as the ur-Timeline from which the Prime and Kelvin timelines derive. The Abrams films only really establish that fifty-something year old Spock and 157 year old Spock look like old Leonard Nimoy and that at some point, the Prime Enterprise crew looked like the movie cast during the filming of Star Trek V.

And since Star Trek V invented a spurious half-sibling for Spock, contrary to DC Fontana’s proclamation that Spock was an only child, I would argue that one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Prime Timeline from the original ur-Timeline is that it is one in which Spock has “secret” half- and foster-siblings.

And that’s how I watch DISCOVERY without the visual and other continuity glitches driving me crazy - er, crazier.

If they had done this to Star Wars Chewbacca would be a Ewok and the Millennium Falcon would look like the Jupiter II (See 1960s Lost in Space).

If you like STD great. If it wasn’t called Star Trek I may have enjoyed it. But this smoldering pile of dog flop you have to pay a subscription for is beyond my ability to handle.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:42:37pm

“My methodology requires monitoring eye movements, heart rate, and galvanic skin response while interacting with an uncooked chicken breast, a spice rack, and basic cooking tools.”

“Anybody that sticks the chicken in the oven in a grill pan plain will likely sympathize with resurgence worldwide totalitarianism and should be deem a national security threat.”

“Individuals capable of understanding the application of salt and pepper could be safely transitioned back into society after extensive re-education about what you fucking do with paprika.”

“However the application of white sugar, and only white sugar, while displaying no physiological signs of distress indicates… secret Hitler.”

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:42:37pm

re: #238 jaunte

There’s a range of acceptable colors. Dana’s was burned to a crisp and separated.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:43:36pm

re: #252 lawhawk

It just looks like orange chili.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:44:06pm

re: #246 The Vicious Babushka

This is what to do when somebody points out you did a faux pas==>

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Props to her seriously on this. I know a lot of lefties that ignore Corbyn’s Antisemitism because they like the socialism. Alexandria should also look at his indifference to Britain’s immigrant communities.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:44:17pm

re: #231 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

FFS, I had guys in my college dorm who could cook better than that. And they set popcorn on fire. MICROWAVE. POPCORN.

Just recently, it seems like, it’s impossible not to set microwave popcorn on fire. If you try to pop the bag past half full, you start smelling smoke and there’ll be a smoldering lump of popcorn in the middle. I’ve tried everything—lower power (Takes longer, so makes it worse), two bags at once, can’t avoid it. I think it happened when the standard 3.5 oz. bag shrunk to whatever it is now—2 1/4 oz.maybe? They don’t say on the bag any more.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:44:23pm
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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:44:24pm

We can remember this one as the Cheese Bowl.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:45:37pm

re: #256 Dave In Austin

Nothing says narcissist like making your staff attend a meeting about your career while the Super Bowl is on.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:45:52pm

It’s SOUP WEATHER!!!

Last night it was Beef and Barley, or as I like to call it “Beef and Bar Fly”, aka “Snake And Spider Stew”.

Tonight it’s Portugese Kale and Potato. 15 more minutes and it’s time….

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:48:03pm

re: #248 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I don’t worry about it because its all fictional. Like in the comics the same heroes keep being updated and changed for the current era, and nobody freaks out.

How many different eras have Marge and Home made out at the golf course?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:48:34pm

re: #248 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I don’t worry about it because its all fictional. Like in the comics the same heroes keep being updated and changed for the current era, and nobody freaks out.

I used to love to find inconsistencies and say “They really ought to write some of this stuff down.” It’s just a game. It’s just TV.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:48:39pm

The announcers are going crazy…. over a 65 yard punt.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:48:52pm

This may be the most boring football game I’ve ever watched.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:49:43pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:49:46pm

re: #262 lawhawk

The announcers are going crazy…. over a 65 yard punt.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

It’s a Superb Owl record. That’s great and all, but … mehhhhhh

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:50:08pm

re: #256 Dave In Austin

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:50:13pm

re: #258 jaunte

Nothing says narcissist like making your staff attend a meeting about your career while the Super Bowl is on.

The meeting is probably a lot more interesting.

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sagehen  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:50:22pm

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

True that. During the 1964 primary campaign the progressive (Rockefeller-Scranton) Republicans made a practice of saying that they were fighting for the future of the Republican party. It seemed like hyperbole at the time, but it turned out to be nothing less than the sober truth. Through her book A Choice, Not an Echo, Phyllis Schlafly provided much of the philosophical underpinning for Goldwater’s campaign. She had first risen to national prominence at the 1960 GOP convention, with a noisy but unsuccessful “revolt” against the Nixon-backed platform’s civil rights plank.

Which gives a whole ‘nother level of meaning to Ford’s choice of Rockefeller as his VP… I’m sorry I didn’t realize that at the time.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:50:29pm

re: #258 jaunte

Nothing says narcissist like making your staff attend a meeting about your career while the Super Bowl is on.

Normally yes but this game is awful.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:51:13pm

Saints woulda won.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:51:23pm

re: #259 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s SOUP WEATHER!!!

Last night it was Beef and Barley, or as I like to call it “Beef and Bar Fly”, aka “Snake And Spider Stew”.

Tonight it’s Portugese Kale and Potato. 15 more minutes and it’s time….

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:51:42pm

re: #270 jaunte

Saints woulda won.

Although if it had been Saints-Chiefs, like I wanted, that might not have been a guarantee, but it would have been a hell of a lot more interesting.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:51:50pm

re: #268 sagehen

Which gives a whole ‘nother level of meaning to Ford’s choice of Rockefeller as his VP… I’m sorry I didn’t realize that at the time.

Ford deserves more credit than he gets.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:51:54pm

re: #270 jaunte

Saints woulda won.

And the Chiefs.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:52:15pm

re: #272 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Although if it had been Saints-Chiefs, like I wanted, that might not have been a guarantee, but it would have been a hell of a lot more interesting.

It would have been.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:52:19pm

re: #270 jaunte

Saints woulda won.

Along those lines, I’m petty enough that I don’t mind a few missed pass interference calls in LA’s favor in this game.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:54:47pm

The official hashtag of this game will be #puntcity

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:54:50pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:55:04pm
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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:55:47pm

re: #279 I Would Prefer Not To

Heavy water cubes.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:56:30pm

re: #280 jaunte

Heavy water cubes.

D2O?

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:57:18pm

Unless Northam’s wondering how he’s going to announce his resignation and wants to query his staff, then this meeting is just about delaying the inevitable. There’s nothing he could do or say that would get people to back his choosing to stay after yesterday’s boondoggle.

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CarolJ  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:58:04pm

re: #258 jaunte

If he’s quitting, he needs to tell his staff, since they are losing their jobs too. And during the Super Bowl, he’s assured that the meeting won’t be interrupted by well…just about anyone or anything. Besides, if he’s like a lot of people, since no team even remotely local is in it, they would be content to just get updated scores anyway.

What a sad ending to a political career for him. Not that he was on the track for the Presidency, and it looks like the Senate was going to be locked up for a while, but still.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 5:58:59pm

re: #283 CarolJ

Still a dick move.

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Jack Burton  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:00:09pm

Based on my memory of the past 40-something years: Almost every Superb Owl game falls into 1 of 2 categories. A complete blowout like 56-7 or a very low scoring game. Both are boring in their own way. “Good” ones have been the exception not the rule.

Besides, If I was playing in this game, I really would be handwringing about how I would deal with the whole going to see Fuckface von Clownstick thing too. Seriously.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:00:51pm

re: #248 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I don’t worry about it because its all fictional. Like in the comics the same heroes keep being updated and changed for the current era, and nobody freaks out.

Well, until they make a formerly male superhero into a female one, anyway. Or cast a black guy to play Heimdall.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:03:56pm

C’mon, Fuckaface Von Clownstick! Tweet about the game!

PUNT CITY! LOW ENERGY! SAD! SHOULD BRADY RETIRE? DISGRACE!

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Jack Burton  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:04:24pm

re: #248 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I don’t worry about it because its all fictional. Like in the comics the same heroes keep being updated and changed for the current era, and nobody freaks out.

Under most circumstances, I’m in this boat but since 2009 (actually since the fucking garbage TNG movies) it’s not only updated for modern times. It’s fundamentally changed into a totally different thing. The whole point of Star Trek seems to be completely lost on anyone that’s touched it since “All Good Things”.

Some of the new stuff has been “good sci-fi/action” movies or shows. None of it was good “Star Trek”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:04:25pm

Brand new ballgame

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:04:45pm

re: #223 A Three Hour Tour

I approach Star Trek now the same way I approach comic books. You have a basic framework for Kirk, Spock, Batman, Superman, et alia, but the details can change according to the time in which the characters are being used. Batman and Supe have been around since the 1930s, and the details of their civilian identities and origins have changed with every decade. Lois knows Clark is Superman. Lois doesn’t know Clark is Superman. Lois dislikes Clark, is hot for Superman. Lois marries Clark, doesn’t care for Superman. Lois marries Superman, no mention of Clark. They have a kid. They don’t have a kid. Superman is the sole survivor of Krypton. He has a dog. He has a cousin. There’s Argo City. There’s Kandor and the Phantom Zone. He’s the sole survivor again. But the multiverse!

So, I don’t care if there are different flavors of Star Trek. If the stories and characters are good, I enjoy the show. If they suck, well, we can apply Sturgeon’s Law and move on.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:05:12pm

“…America’s dual commitments to football and racial oppression have meant that the danger of the sport will increasingly fall on the shoulders of low income black and brown kids,” [Albert Samaha, a BuzzFeed News investigative reporter] said.

Meanwhile, he says, the money from the sport is mainly going to white coaches and white owners.

Samaha likened the disparity between the people who participate in football and the people who benefit to a “gladiatorial dichotomy.”

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mmmirele  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:05:38pm

re: #146 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I know y’all aren’t deep into cryptocurrency much, so this link might be total gobbledygook to you, but it’s an amazing bit of detective work.
medium.com

tl;dr - that Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that went belly up appears to have been insolvent. It appears to have had no reserves of Bitcoin on hand, at least not in the amounts it reported to the courts. Also, it appears the operator of the exchange was honoring withdrawal requests by using other users deposits.

As I mentioned earlier, the ledger aspect of bitcoin and its kin means we can track the flow of funds from one address to another, and draw conclusions from those flows. That’s what the OP did.

Thanks for continuing to post about QuadrigaCX. This is completely crazy, but engrossing.

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A Three Hour Tour  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:05:47pm

re: #207 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

That’s a consequence of competing intellectual property rights. The TV show is barred from making sets and costumes look too similar to the movie franchise. It is also unlikely we’ll see an adult Spock or a young Kirk, for much the same reasons.

Discovery has an adult Spock. He’s being played by Ethan Peck.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:07:35pm

re: #290 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I approach Star Trek now the same way I approach comic books. You have a basic framework for Kirk, Spock, Batman, Superman, et alia, but the details can change according to the time in which the characters are being used. Batman and Supe have been around since the 1930s, and the details of their civilian identities and origins have changed with every decade. Lois knows Clark is Superman. Lois doesn’t know Clark is Superman. Lois dislikes Clark, is hot for Superman. Lois marries Clark, doesn’t care for Superman. Lois marries Superman, no mention of Clark. They have a kid. They don’t have a kid. Superman is the sole survivor of Krypton. He has a dog. He has a cousin. There’s Argo City. There’s Kandor and the Phantom Zone. He’s the sole survivor again. But the multiverse!

So, I don’t care if there are different flavors of Star Trek. If the stories and characters are good, I enjoy the show. If they suck, well, we can apply Sturgeon’s Law and move on.

Star Trek Pope is conducting your damnatio memoriae tomorrow, apostate.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:08:53pm

re: #288 Jack Burton

Some of the new stuff has been “good sci-fi/action” movies or shows. None of it was good “Star Trek”.

It lost its direction and tone after Roddenberry passed away. It was inevitable.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:10:28pm

re: #294 The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery

Star Trek Pope is conducting your damnatio memoriae tomorrow, apostate.

For that reason, I never post such thoughts in Twitter or on fansites, because of the Star Trek Army of the Holy Inquisition.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:11:27pm

re: #293 A Three Hour Tour

Discovery has an adult Spock. He’s being played by Ethan Peck.

Will he be a supporting character, or just a one-episode appearance before he and Pike continue the five-year mission?

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:11:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:11:59pm

45 minutes.

No Touchdowns.

Combined score: 6 points.

GO FOOTBALL!!

//

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Jack Burton  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:14:41pm

re: #295 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It lost its direction and tone after Roddenberry passed away. It was inevitable.

Gene Roddenberry was like George Lucas though. He needed people around him to help mold his vision into something great (without deviating from his idea too far).

Star Trek The Next Generation is IMO the “Gold Standard” of what Star Trek was supposed to be. Gene Roddenberry had most control over the first three seasons of TNG and they are universally rated the worst of TNG, even by Star Trek nerds like myself. TNG didn’t fall off a cliff until someone said “hey let’s make a movie”.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:14:57pm

re: #295 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It lost its direction and tone after Roddenberry passed away. It was inevitable.

Uh, no. If anything, Trek flourished in the way that Star Wars didn’t because Lucas was still around to keep dictating how things went. Both were successful in the beginning because they had not yet reached the status of legends and so could be told “That doesn’t work” without the person saying such worrying they’d be run out of the industry.

To give you an idea, Gene had two different ideas for a Trek feature film: Finding “God” only to discover he was a malfunctioning machine which had conned humans across centuries of time. Or sending the Enterprise crew back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination. And he was the guy who thought the Ferengi would replace the Klingons as the big-bads of TNG.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:15:49pm

re: #300 Jack Burton

Season 3 and later of TNG and Deep Space Nine were the high points of Trek IMO.

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Jack Burton  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:16:34pm

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

Season 3 and later of TNG and Deep Space Nine were the high points of Trek IMO.

Yeah but it wasn’t until mid-Season 3 that TNG started to get really good.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:16:53pm

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

Season 3 and later of TNG and Deep Space Nine were the high points of Trek IMO.

Deep Space Nine was successful largely because A) The Powers That Be were too busy on TNG 2.0 (aka Voyager) to micromanage the series and B) Gene was dead and thus things that went against his “vision” could be explored.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:16:58pm

re: #285 Jack Burton

Based on my memory of the past 40-something years: Almost every Superb Owl game falls into 1 of 2 categories. A complete blowout like 56-7 or a very low scoring game. Both are boring in their own way. “Good” ones have been the exception not the rule.

Besides, If I was playing in this game, I really would be handwringing about how I would deal with the whole going to see Fuckface von Clownstick thing too. Seriously.

If my team is playing, a good game is either my team blowing the other team out or holding on at the end. The only other good Superbowl game is a team preventing Tom Brady from scoring the game winning drive that he is very good at.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:17:47pm

More SuperB owls coverage

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:17:52pm

re: #291 jaunte

Rome must have its’ gladiators even as the empire crumbles.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:18:51pm

Christ, is this one of those Bowls that “gets really good” in the last 2 minutes of play?

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:19:12pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:20:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:22:10pm

re: #308 Targetpractice

Christ, is this one of those Bowls that “gets really good” in the last 2 minutes of play?

Unless it’s this: sports.theonion.com
I ain’t watching.

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bd(Enquiring minds want to know!)  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:22:31pm

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Uh Oh…nobody messes with Big Corn!

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:23:35pm

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“You talking bad about corn, boy?!”

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bd(Enquiring minds want to know!)  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:24:12pm

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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lol….oops

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:24:59pm

Apparently there’s some kind of sporting event happening.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:25:35pm

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀
Lol it reminds me of this:

One for you one for me

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:26:14pm

re: #315 Charles Johnson

We’re talking elite foodie stuff.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:26:27pm

“How DARE they suggest that corn syrup not be used for brewing piss water?!”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:27:09pm

re: #318 Targetpractice

“How DARE they suggest that corn syrup not be used for brewing piss water?!”

Only an elitist wouldn’t brew piss in corn syrup.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:27:31pm

re: #315 Charles Johnson

Apparently there’s some kind of sporting event happening.

Seems to be a kicking competition of some kind, because they sure as fuck can’t pass worth a damn.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:27:40pm

re: #315 Charles Johnson

Apparently there’s some kind of sporting event happening.

Barely.

ANOTHER punt coming up.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:28:53pm

re: #317 jaunte

Proper cheese sauce.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:29:47pm

So, apparently Burger King is using Andy Warhol to selling burgers now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:30:26pm

re: #323 Targetpractice

So, apparently Burger King is using Andy Warhol to selling burgers now.

I mean, he’s been dead for 30 years so why the fuck not?

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:30:29pm

Waiting for the NYT “Make Queso With Peas” article.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:30:33pm

re: #323 Targetpractice

I lost all faith when Led Zeppelin started using their music to sell Cadillacs.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:31:01pm

re: #315 Charles Johnson

You’d be hard pressed to find one tonight.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:31:45pm

Who would have thought Dana Perino forgetting how to make proper queso would be more entertaining than the sportsball event itself?

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:31:45pm

re: #327 lawhawk

You’d be hard pressed to find one tonight.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:31:52pm

re: #292 mmmirele

Thanks for continuing to post about QuadrigaCX. This is completely crazy, but engrossing.

Blockchain forensic analysis has come a long way since the famous Mt Gox implosion in 2014. The cast of characters behind QuadrigaCX does not inspire confidence, and anyone who entrusted more than $100 to these people should hang their heads in shame. The principals succeeded in the beginning by offering Canadian traders an easy on-ramp from Canadian dollars to cryptocurrencies, but the management, such as it was, was inept and apparently dishonest, as well. It may well turn out that QuadrigaCX had no cold storage at all, and the now allegedly deceased CEO could have been using clients’ funds for his own investment schemes.

The irony of cryptocurrencies is their intended purpose is to decentralize assets so that no one person or entity has control of them. Yet people willingly hand over control of their assets to exchanges and projects which have less-than-transparent management.

For other examples of greed gone wild, look up OneCoin and Bitconnect, which are and were clear examples of pyramid/Ponzi schemes. Bitconnect collapsed when the Bitcoin markets tumbled and the operators couldn’t cover payouts with income. OneCoin is still in operation in some jurisdictions worldwide, promising its customers riches beyond their wildest imaginations.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:32:09pm

re: #326 teleskiguy

I lost all faith when Led Zeppelin started using their music to sell Cadillacs.

When Harlan Ellison was doing Geo commercials….

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:33:13pm

Oh geez, a touchdown, never saw that coming

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:33:19pm
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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:33:53pm

re: #323 Targetpractice

So, apparently Burger King is using Andy Warhol to selling burgers now.

Would he have have approved or disapproved?

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:34:07pm

re: #333 jaunte

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Combine in cement mixer, then dump in crock pot and leave there for a week.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:34:31pm

re: #335 Targetpractice

What, no corn syrup?

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:34:32pm

re: #334 Belafon

Would he have have approved or disapproved?

He seemed rather…unenthusiastic in the clip.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:34:36pm

Finally a TD

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Jack Burton  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:35:38pm

So this might be another one of those “there’s what most of the US thinks is good Mexican Food and there’s what San Diegans know is good Mexican Food” things, but… WTF was Dana Perino trying to make? Is she leaving words out of the name of her abomination?

To me “queso” is cheese, nothing more. She’s definitely not making cheese. So what am I missing from the land where people mispronounce taco and quesadilla?

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:36:47pm

re: #338 Eclectic Cyborg

Finally a TD

Problem is, it was the Patriots with about eight minutes to go.

I hate the Patriots with the heat of a thousand suns, but they are doing what they always do, which is finding ways to win.

Whether they’re legit ways to win, that’s another thing.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:37:18pm

And they’re making a TV series based upon the scary story books I read as a kid…20+ years ago. Way to stay current, guys.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:37:45pm

re: #339 Jack Burton

So this might be another one of those “there’s what most of the US thinks is good Mexican Food and there’s what San Diegans know is good Mexican Food” things, but… WTF was Dana Perino trying to make? Is she leaving words out of the name of her abomination?

To me “queso” is cheese, nothing more. She’s definitely not making cheese. So what am I missing from the land where people mispronounce taco and quesadilla?

The same people who think a taco bowl with hamburger meat and American cheese is an olive branch to Hispanics

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:37:48pm

This isn’t science fiction.

It’s an “Ice Tsunami” filmed in real time

Lake Winnipeg & Lake superior “Ice Tsunami 2k17” destroyed everything in the way | shock wave

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:38:18pm

re: #341 Targetpractice

And they’re making a TV series based upon the scary story books I read as a kid…20+ years ago. Way to stay current, guys.

The Alvin Schwartz ones? You know. I may watch.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:39:27pm

re: #333 jaunte

Mushroom soup? Really?

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:39:33pm

re: #344 HappyWarrior

The Alvin Schwartz ones? You know. I may watch.

I may as well…if only because sleeping at night is overrated.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:39:34pm

re: #340 TedStriker

Problem is, it was the Patriots with about eight minutes to go.

I hate the Patriots with the heat of a thousand suns, but they are doing what they always do, which is to find a way to win.

I hate that Brady and Belichick will tie Pittsburgh for the most of all time.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:39:38pm

re: #300 Jack Burton

re: #301 Targetpractice

I agree that Roddenberry as a details guy sucked. His overall vision of the series, though, is what I think has been lost.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:39:50pm

re: #342 HappyWarrior

The same people who think a taco bowl with hamburger meat and American cheese is an olive branch to Hispanics

Trump and the Denny’s taco bowl photo op on Cinco de Mayo Day…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:40:10pm

re: #346 Targetpractice

I may as well…if only because sleeping at night is overrated.

Those stories I swear are why I love folklore to this day and yeah scary.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:40:23pm

re: #343 Joe Bacon 🌹

This isn’t science fiction.

It’s an “Ice Tsunami” filmed in real time

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Video

“Run, trees, run!”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:41:54pm

re: #349 Myron Falwell

Trump and the Denny’s taco bowl photo op on Cinco de Mayo Day…

Yep. That looked like bad dog food.

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Targetpractice  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:42:40pm

re: #348 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I agree that Roddenberry as a details guy sucked. His overall vision of the series, though, is what I think has been lost.

Gene’s vision was best when filtered through others. Unfiltered, you got the first seasons of TNG, along with an editorial direction that could best be described as “cement shoes.”

To give another example, Gene decreed to staff writers that there was no mourning of the dead by 24th century humans. And this didn’t just apply for adults, he declared that a draft script for an episode where a child takes solace in the death of his mother by retreating to the holodeck didn’t work because kids were expected not to mourn but to just accept death and “move on.”

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:45:29pm

re: #353 Targetpractice

Gene’s vision was best when filtered through others. Unfiltered, you got the first seasons of TNG, along with an editorial direction that could best be described as “cement shoes.”

To give another example, Gene decreed to staff writers that there was no mourning of the dead by 24th century humans. And this didn’t just apply for adults, he declared that a draft script for an episode where a child takes solace in the death of his mother by retreating to the holodeck didn’t work because kids were expected not to mourn but to just accept death and “move on.”

That would only work in a universe where we wouldn’t care about each other.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:45:45pm

re: #340 TedStriker

Problem is, it was the Patriots with about eight minutes to go.

I hate the Patriots with the heat of a thousand suns, but they are doing what they always do, which is to find ways to win.

Whether they’re legit ways to win, that’s another thing.

This SB totally disinterested me because of the Patriots and the Rams.

The way Stan Krohnke screwed over St. Louis the way he did by moving the Rams back to LA, I can’t root for them. (Shades of when Art Modell and Al Lerner screwed Browns fans by moving the team to Baltimore in 1995).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:46:48pm

re: #355 Myron Falwell

This SB totally disinterested me because of the Patriots and the Rams.

The way Stan Krohnke screwed over St. Louis the way he did by moving the Rams back to LA, I can’t root for them. (Shades of when Art Modell and Al Lerner screwed Browns fans by moving the team to Baltimore in 1995).

I always felt awful for how Modell screwed Cleveland fans and I’m a Pittsburgh fan.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:47:43pm

re: #356 HappyWarrior

I always felt awful for how Modell screwed Cleveland fans and I’m a Pittsburgh fan.

For similar reasons, one of my college professors refused to support the Indianapolis Colts because of the way they left Baltimore.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:48:59pm

re: #356 HappyWarrior

To illustrate how much LA couldn’t give a shit about football, my brother, who lives in LA, still thought the Chargers played in San Diego. They just finished their second season in LA.

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Jack Burton  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:51:46pm

re: #333 jaunte

Velveeta…. wait what?

This is a joke right? She’s got to be fucking with people.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:52:02pm

re: #358 Ace Rothstein

To illustrate how much LA couldn’t give a shit about football, my brother, who lives in LA, still thought the Chargers played in San Diego. They just finished their second season in LA.

Yeah LA isn’t a football town at all.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:55:00pm

re: #356 HappyWarrior

I always felt awful for how Modell screwed Cleveland fans and I’m a Pittsburgh fan.

Yep. It’s a shame that the current franchise’s abysmal track record from 1999 to last year sullied the Browns-Steelers rivalry, one of the better rivalries in all of pro sports. (That and Rothlesburger is simply HOF-worthy once he retires.)

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Myron Falwell  Feb 3, 2019 • 6:57:34pm

re: #360 HappyWarrior

Yeah LA isn’t a football town at all.

But the NFL wanted a team there for whatever reason. They did just fine without a team in LA for 20 years, so it beats me.

Fun fact: the Rams were established in Cleveland back in the 1930s, but fled to LA in 1946 once Paul Brown assembled his namesake team in the All-American Football Conference.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 3, 2019 • 7:01:53pm

re: #354 Belafon

That would only work in a universe where we wouldn’t care about each other.

Roddenberry had some odd ideas about the progress of human civilization. Humans in 200-300 years will not be much different from humans of today, though we would be irreversibly changed as a species if we encounter another intelligent species. Our basic emotional constitutions will not change, though.

I’m now on book three of the Three Body Problem trilogy. It took me a while to appreciate what was happening in the first book, but overall the trilogy is well worth the effort. The premise is quite different from the United Federation of Planets, where intelligent species work together. Instead, the author proposes the universe is a “dark forest,” where each intelligent species faces a grim future: remain hidden from view and try not to be discovered, or reveal oneself to either destroy the enemy or be destroyed by a more advanced civilization. However, I’m at the point where Earth and the invading species have reached detente, perhaps disproving the dark forest premise.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 4, 2019 • 4:14:06am

re: #355 Myron Falwell

This SB totally disinterested me because of the Patriots and the Rams.

The way Stan Krohnke screwed over St. Louis the way he did by moving the Rams back to LA, I can’t root for them. (Shades of when Art Modell and Al Lerner screwed Browns fans by moving the team to Baltimore in 1995).

Arsenal fans are cheering for the Pats. They hate what Stan has done to their team.


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