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1
Belafon  Feb 4, 2019 • 8:20:21pm

Wouldn’t this be nice:

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plansbandc  Feb 4, 2019 • 8:21:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2019 • 8:33:24pm

re: #1 Belafon

Wouldn’t this be nice:

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That’s good.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 4, 2019 • 8:38:45pm

re: #1 Belafon

Even if for all the wrong reasons…

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 4, 2019 • 8:48:44pm
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 8:55:21pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 4, 2019 • 9:06:11pm

Just some random posts I saw today:


Massive alligator casually walks across golf course

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2019 • 9:20:45pm

Hell. My brain somehow read the thread title as “Nickelback” instead of “Nickel Creek”.

Got a little worried for a moment there.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 4, 2019 • 9:30:56pm
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 9:31:41pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2019 • 10:00:56pm

A Happy Chinese New Year to all and may you feast on Turnip cakes!

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 10:13:02pm

Winter travel advisory. I-80 is closed at Heather Glen, and US-50 is closed at Pollock Pines. No traffic is crossing the Sierra tonight. Closures are at about 3500’ of altitude.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 10:57:03pm

Snow is starting to accumulate in Placerville at 1900’ elevation.

and plows are running 3 deep up at Twin Bridges (Horsetail Falls for you backpackers) at 6100’ trying to keep up to the snowfall.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 11:32:16pm

Misplaced deference to the office.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 4, 2019 • 11:34:51pm

re: #15 Single-handed sailor

Misplaced deference to the office and also journalists wanting to look impartial.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 4, 2019 • 11:38:52pm

re: #15 Single-handed sailor

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Misplaced deference to the office.

We need journalists to be more like no-holds-barred Helen Thomas, and not no-hugs-refused Maggie Haberman.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 11:41:19pm

Well, duh.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 4, 2019 • 11:45:12pm

Rules are for poor people.

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Targetpractice  Feb 4, 2019 • 11:55:09pm

re: #18 Single-handed sailor

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Well, duh.

“Millions of Americans shocked to discover man with several bankruptcies to his name couldn’t organize an orgy in a whorehouse.”

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:07:31am
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:12:54am

So much fuckery. from so many directions at once.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:14:03am

I’m a man of means

by no means….

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:17:26am
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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:20:13am

I am so fucking tired of the “civility in politics” talk. That shit died at “Fuck your feelings!” being accepted as the words of the “common man.”

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:37:56am

Just slippin’ on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2019 • 1:06:37am
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2019 • 2:08:24am

oops wrong link, fixed.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 4:03:40am

Knock..
Knock, knock
Knock.

Good morning. Do you have a moment to discuss our lord and savior, Donald Trump?

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 5, 2019 • 4:50:22am
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A Mom Anon  Feb 5, 2019 • 4:59:32am

re: #30 Patricia Kayden
OFFS.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:00:24am

re: #22 Single-handed sailor

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So much fuckery. from so many directions at once.

That’s from four and a half years ago.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:01:21am

re: #30 Patricia Kayden

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So when does she praise Steve Bannon and Richard Spencer?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:05:34am

re: #27 Single-handed sailor

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He got and I understand why a pass because he’s a disabled vet because people thought that would give him perspective. He’s very shallow politically.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:07:07am

re: #25 Targetpractice

I am so fucking tired of the “civility in politics” talk. That shit died at “Fuck your feelings!” being accepted as the words of the “common man.”

It’s from four years ago since this is Comstock but her thankfully failed reelection campaign against Wexton was nasty and of course bs.

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bd(Enquiring minds want to know!)  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:07:13am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

So when does she praise Steve Bannon and Richard Spencer?

There are fine people on both sides!

//

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bd(Enquiring minds want to know!)  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:08:02am

re: #25 Targetpractice

I am so fucking tired of the “civility in politics” talk. That shit died at “Fuck your feelings!” being accepted as the words of the “common man.”

they only want civility in politics when they are losing.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:12:59am

Comstock also said nothing when Kavanaugh acted like a raging jackass to her colleagues. She’s a fake. Glad she’s likely gone for good since she lost pretty bad this past fall.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:16:03am

morning all

so federal prosecutors in New York’s Southern District have subpoenaed vast quantities of records from the trump inaugural committee

another brick in the wall
another straw on the camel’s back
another log on the fire

why oh why is this one administration (and those within its orbit and/or gravitation pull) being investigated (prosecuted) so many times for so many things (witch hunt, persecuted!)?

it’s for the simplest of reasons: they did so many (bad) things

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jeffreyw  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:20:16am

Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:24:12am

re: #36 bd(that picture is a liar!)

There are fine people on both sides!

//

I brought them up because both have praised Tulsi. Something Glenn Greenwald doesn’t dare mention.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:28:51am

re: #34 HappyWarrior

He got and I understand why a pass because he’s a disabled vet because people thought that would give him perspective. He’s very shallow politically.

I don’t understand why a disabled vet should get a pass on anything other than something that is directly affected by his disability.

His service and sacrifice to the country deserves respect for what he did; he “deserves” nothing else. Getting wounded in and of itself is does not make for better person. An asshole is an asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:30:25am

re: #42 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I don’t understand why a disabled vet should get a pass on anything other than something that is directly affected by his disability.

His service and sacrifice to the country deserves respect for what he did; he “deserves” nothing else. Getting wounded in and of itself is does not make for better person. An asshole is an asshole.

He got a pass because people thought the disability might make him more empathetic than someone like Trump whose idea of sacrifice is getting VD from sleeping around.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:30:44am

re: #39 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

morning all

so federal prosecutors in New York’s Southern District have subpoenaed vast quantities of records from the trump inaugural committee

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it’s for the simplest of reasons: they did so many (bad) things

I heard on the radio that the inaugural committee will be complying with the request.

If you believe that, I have a bridge, etc., etc.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:31:47am

re: #43 HappyWarrior

He got a pass because people thought the disability might make him more empathetic than someone like Trump whose idea of sacrifice is getting VD from sleeping around.

Oh, I understand the why. I just think it’s a stupid thing for people to think.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:33:13am

re: #45 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Oh, I understand the why. I just think it’s a stupid thing for people to think.

I think people expected better of him after how he handled the Pete Davidson thing tbh. But I agree, vets are like anybody else when it comes to being assholes or not.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 5:59:37am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. It’s a shitshow as usual from Trumpworld, despite today also being the SOTU.

Trump’s inaugural committee is under investigation and subpoenaed on how it handled money it received. No doubt that investigators already know that there’s money laundering, wire and mail fraud, and other criminal acts involved. They have Weisselberg tipping them off. They know that Trump routinely funneled money by and through his various businesses and lied about it (this is the Stormy Daniels payoff approach writ large). It’s how he did all his business, and it was illegal because taking money meant for donations to his campaign, passing it through his other businesses, and sending it back is money laundering to try and obscure the purpose and origin.

But this all goes back to the fact that everyone in Trumpworld lies. They lie about everything.

Everything.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:03:10am

re: #47 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. It’s a shitshow as usual from Trumpworld, despite today also being the SOTU.

Trump’s inaugural committee is under investigation and subpoenaed on how it handled money it received. No doubt that investigators already know that there’s money laundering, wire and mail fraud, and other criminal acts involved. They have Weisselberg tipping them off. They know that Trump routinely funneled money by and through his various businesses and lied about it (this is the Stormy Daniels payoff approach writ large). It’s how he did all his business, and it was illegal because taking money meant for donations to his campaign, passing it through his other businesses, and sending it back is money laundering to try and obscure the purpose and origin.

But this all goes back to the fact that everyone in Trumpworld lies. They lie about everything.

Everything.

Eric was speaking metaphorically. Dad’s actually spent 5 weeks thinking about the job.
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HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:06:49am

re: #47 lawhawk

And you know what? The Trumpites and the wingnuts will all say, “BUT MONEY LAUNDERING IS JUST A PROCESS CRIME!!”

I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if they did.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:13:33am
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steve_davis  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:17:17am

re: #7 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Just some random posts I saw today:

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anyone else feelin an urge to rub some moisturizer on that poor gator’s elbows?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:17:20am

re: #50 lawhawk

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This is what happens when you vote for Republicans.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:18:06am

re: #47 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. It’s a shitshow as usual from Trumpworld, despite today also being the SOTU.

Trump’s inaugural committee is under investigation and subpoenaed on how it handled money it received. No doubt that investigators already know that there’s money laundering, wire and mail fraud, and other criminal acts involved. They have Weisselberg tipping them off. They know that Trump routinely funneled money by and through his various businesses and lied about it (this is the Stormy Daniels payoff approach writ large). It’s how he did all his business, and it was illegal because taking money meant for donations to his campaign, passing it through his other businesses, and sending it back is money laundering to try and obscure the purpose and origin.

But this all goes back to the fact that everyone in Trumpworld lies. They lie about everything.

Everything.

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Ivanka has done a lot for woman. A woman named Ivanka Trump.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:21:13am

re: #19 Single-handed sailor

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Rules are for poor people.

There are no rules unless you get caught

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:22:21am

re: #50 lawhawk

The GOP is so pro life, that they want to force women to give birth to children and don’t care that infant mortality is so high (that’s the birth mother’s fault, not their fault).

The craven GOP is just flat out evil. They aren’t pro life in any sense of the term, which was always a misnomer. They are anti abortion, but that doesn’t poll nearly as well as claiming that you’re pro life.

These fuckers are fine with murdering doctors and abortion providers. They are fine with depriving women and children of health care and food assistance. That’s the opposite of being pro life.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:23:00am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:24:35am

re: #56 lawhawk

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Just don’t run.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:30:31am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:31:49am

re: #50 lawhawk

Doug Jones is farther left than people credit. His chances suck for re-election in 2020. He’d make a good “unity” candidate for president if Trump craters the country and starts a 1960s breakdown of civil order. We’re about half-way there right now.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:32:17am

re: #58 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

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Mexico vaccinates at a higher rate than the US does Jagoff. You support a President who is anti vaccine too. You stupid fuck.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:33:07am

re: #59 Decatur Deb

Doug Jones is farther left than people credit. His chances suck for re-election in 2020. He’d make a good “unity” candidate for president if Trump craters the country and starts a 1960s breakdown of civil order. We’re about half-way there right now.

If he does lose, I wouldn’t mind him for AG.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:33:33am

re: #61 HappyWarrior

If he does lose, I wouldn’t mind him for AG.

Yeah, that too.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:35:24am

re: #62 Decatur Deb

Yeah, that too.

You are right tho. He’s great. Manchin could take some hints from him.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:37:56am

re: #63 HappyWarrior

You are right tho. He’s great. Manchin could take some hints from him.

And there’s no klannish haberdashery in his closet.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:39:40am

re: #64 Decatur Deb

And there’s no klannish haberdashery in his closet.

Nah just Klan convictions.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:41:18am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Nah just Klan convictions.

Not that kind of Klan convictions, though. (For the casual observers.)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:42:41am

re: #66 Decatur Deb

Not that kind of Klan convictions, though. (For the casual observers.)

Yep. I actually remember when he prosecuted those bombers. Jones is good people. I hope he shocks everyone and wins.

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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:46:43am

Cardi B, and now Nicki Minaj, take turns dog walking Tumor Larynx.

Girl is just too stupid to see when she’s getting pwned.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:48:33am

re: #68 makeitstop

Cardi B, and now Nicki Minaj, take turns dog walking Tumor Larynx.

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Girl is just too stupid to see when she’s getting pwned.

I call her Millennial flavored Coulter for a reason. She’s a nativist asshole.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:53:05am

re: #19 Single-handed sailor

Rules are for poor people.

I’m almost starting to think that maybe DJT’s demands for a WALL don’t spring from the most principled of views.

/

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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:56:00am

‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:56:46am

re: #68 makeitstop

Cardi B, and now Nicki Minaj, take turns dog walking Tumor Larynx.

Girl is just too stupid to see when she’s getting pwned.

Black people can’t own white people. It says so in the Articles of the Confederation.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:57:05am

re: #71 makeitstop

‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately briefed him.’ YA THINK???

In fairness, it’s not like DJT will read anything, or let anyone tell him something he doesn’t want to hear.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:57:57am

re: #71 makeitstop

‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

There should be more than ten.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 6:59:12am

re: #74 Belafon

There should be more than ten.

Narrator: There won’t even be 10.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:00:31am

re: #71 makeitstop

‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

As many as 10 GOP Senators would be very concerned if DJT declared a National Emergency to build the WALL.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:00:36am

re: #71 makeitstop

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‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

Louie is still shocked there’s gambling in this establishment and Rick died years ago.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:01:52am

re: #71 makeitstop

His staff of toadies and bootlickers probably don’t even know how to explain something like that to Trump. If nothing else, they’d be too terrified of being on the receiving end of one his tantrums.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:05:04am

re: #49 Dr Lizardo

And you know what? The Trumpites and the wingnuts will all say, “BUT MONEY LAUNDERING IS JUST A PROCESS CRIME!!”

I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if they did.

You could probably deconstruct every crime to a process crime using the magats definition. Murder is just the process of depriving the person of non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:05:20am

When Trump leaves. The GOPers will admit what we all know which is that Trump is lazy in every sense of the word and they had to go along with him because the alternative was “worse.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:06:31am

re: #53 HappyWarrior

Ivanka has done a lot for a woman. A woman named Ivanka Trump.

Fixed.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:09:50am

re: #81 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Fixed.

Did ya notice I said woman and not women :). I was being coy.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:10:22am

re: #79 Colère Tueur de Lapin

You could probably deconstruct every crime to a process crime using the magats definition. Murder is just the process of depriving the person of non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

BUT HER EMAILS ARE THE WORST CRIME LOCK HER UP

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:11:01am

re: #83 Sir John Barron

BUT HER EMAILS ARE THE WORST CRIME LOCK HER UP

And undocumented people should be shot or separated from their families.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:13:02am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

And undocumented people should be shot or separated from their families.

COMING TO AMERICA IS ILLEGAL!

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:18:22am

Tomi turns in an addendum to her resume to Fox:

Additional Items: I am now hated by at least two black rappers.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:23:32am

re: #82 HappyWarrior

Point. I guess the grammar nazi in me took over.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:25:53am

re: #87 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Point. I guess the grammar nazi in me took over.

Yeah I was trying to be cute hehe. All good though because my grammar is pretty bad.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:27:41am

re: #71 makeitstop

’Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

Lol letthemfight.gif

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:29:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:29:49am
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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:31:09am

re: #76 Sir John Barron

As many as 10 GOP Senators would be very concerned if DJT declared a National Emergency to build the WALL.

It’s not an emergency if the person wanting to “declare” an “emergency” has been threatening to do so for a fucking month but doesn’t actually do it.

And even they know it. They’re telegraphing it to the five people still left on his staff he doesn’t listen to.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:32:50am

The GOP Senate is fucking helpless and are going to get humiliated yet again for no benefit whatsoever.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:33:29am

re: #92 Myron Falwell

Golf trip, don’t forget the emergency golf trip to schmooze with Jack and Tiger.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:33:58am

re: #71 makeitstop

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‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

11 Republicans joined Democrats to support sanctions. There need to be at least 13 Republicans to override a Trump veto, assuming that this time Bernie won’t pull a vanishing act, as he did with the sanctions vote.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:34:26am

Man who is easily baited into petty behavior signaling that he’s done rehearsing his speech and is searching for material to embellish his prepared remarks…so I offer some advice.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:36:41am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

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You know, this would have come off more sincere if they didn’t bring a kid that got picked on because he shares their name. I am not denying the kid may have been bullied. I’m saying it’s such a Trump thing to bring a kid who was picked on because his last name was Trump. That they couldn’t find one kid that was picked on for being overweight, having a lisp, or anything like that shows how shallow Melania’s “anti bullying” campaign really is.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:37:34am

re: #96 darthstar

Man who is easily baited into petty behavior signaling that he’s done rehearsing his speech and is searching for material to embellish his prepared remarks…so I offer some advice.

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You ahd the most favorable map ever and you gained two seats. And Schumer is already criticizing your speech because your speeches are the fucking same whiny self masterbaiton every time.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:37:55am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

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Children shouldn’t be bullied because of their name. However, it does strike me that his parents are likely to be Trump supporters because otherwise they wouldn’t have allowed their child to participate in this stunt.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:38:17am

re: #90 darthstar

That’s not executive time. Trump doesn’t have a pet, and certainly doesn’t have a dog.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:41:26am

re: #99 Hecuba’s daughter

Children shouldn’t be bullied because of their name. However, it does strike me that his parents are likely to be Trump supporters because otherwise they wouldn’t have allowed their child to participate in this stunt.

Obviously. All bullying is wrong but that she chose a child that got picked on because of being named Trump is just really shallow. She made it about her and her family. And she continues to be indifferent to her husband’s own long history of bullying people before and after his election.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:42:27am

re: #99 Hecuba’s daughter

Children shouldn’t be bullied because of their name. However, it does strike me that his parents are likely to be Trump supporters because otherwise they wouldn’t have allowed their child to participate in this stunt.

The SOTU has become a sick joke, to go along with the sick joke of this admin.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:43:51am

re: #97 HappyWarrior

You know, this would have come off more sincere if they didn’t bring a kid that got picked on because he shares their name. I am not denying the kid may have been bullied. I’m saying it’s such a Trump thing to bring a kid who was picked on because his last name was Trump. That they couldn’t find one kid that was picked on for being overweight, having a lisp, or anything like that shows how shallow Melania’s “anti bullying” campaign really is.

Everything is about him.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:44:29am

re: #103 Sir John Barron

Everything is about him.

He as was said about TR: the corpse at every funeral and the bride at every wedding.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:45:32am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

Obviously. All bullying is wrong but that she chose a child that got picked on because of being named Trump is just really shallow. She made it about her and her family. And she continues to be indifferent to her husband’s own long history of bullying people before and after his election.

Other than announcing her mission was to attack bullying, what has she ever done to implement this policy?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:46:42am

re: #94 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Golf trip, don’t forget the emergency golf trip to schmooze with Jack and Tiger.

National golf emergency.

LOL

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:48:03am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:48:04am

re: #105 Hecuba’s daughter

Other than announcing her mission was to attack bullying, what has she ever done to implement this policy?

That’s what I mean. She’s all talk. It would have actually had some substance if she had brought in a kid who had a more universal bullying experience. She had to find a kid that shares her name and make it about how awful it is to be a Trump. And you know what, I bet the kid has probably just got some ribbing for being named Trump. There was a couple kinds of teasing I got as a kid. One, which I didn”t really care about were plays on my last name which is a rare last name and definitely kind of funny to those outside the family and the second which I did mind was when the way I talked got made fun of.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:49:13am

White actors should not be cast as Othello. There are many fine actors of color who can play that role.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:49:14am
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Interesting Times  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:49:51am

Best advice you’ll hear all day:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:49:56am

re: #107 The Vicious Babushka

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Okay, I’ll play. If Othello were played by a white actor in blackface now, it certainly would be racist and it was definitely iffy to have him in blackface then but Northam was doing blackface in 1984. 1984. Olivier played Othello in the 40’s and you are right to point out that he didn’t make the character a racist caricature which is what the person posing in blackface in the photo was doing.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:50:32am

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

White actors should not be cast as Othello. There are many fine actors of color who can play that role.

Absolutely.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:51:50am

re: #100 lawhawk

That’s not executive time. Trump doesn’t have a pet, and certainly doesn’t have a dog.

Yeah, well I don’t have any underage hookers to pee on me, so I guess we’re even.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:52:50am

I see Laura Ingraham is defending Northam. Well I give her this much. She’s a consistent racism apologist.

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:53:37am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

They should introduce Joshua to the Joshua trees cut down because of Trump’s stupid shut-down.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:53:37am

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

White actors should not be cast as Othello. There are many fine actors of color who can play that role.

Like for instance, William Marshall, called by Harold Hobson of the London Sunday Times “the greatest Othello of our time” back in 1981.

He was a magnificent Shakespearean actor.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:55:26am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Okay, I’ll play. If Othello were played by a white actor in blackface now, it certainly would be racist and it was definitely iffy to have him in blackface then but Northam was doing blackface in 1984. 1984. Olivier played Othello in the 40’s and you are right to point out that he didn’t make the character a racist caricature which is what the person posing in blackface in the photo was doing.

The movie where Olivier played Othello in blackface was made in 1967.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:56:04am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

The movie where Olivier played Othello in blackface was made in 1967.

Ohhhhh. My bad. Sorry. I think I was thinking of his version of Hamlet.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:57:15am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:57:37am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

The movie where Olivier played Othello in blackface was made in 1967.

Picking nits here; would you call it “blackface”, which has specific connotations with racism and mockery, or is that just makeup?

With the agreement that there were many POC who could have played that role, then.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:57:49am

Surprised Olivier was playing Othello into the 60’s. Been a while since I read the play but I always imagined Othello as being in his 40’s. Older than Desdemona but not that old. On paper, someone like Idris Elba could make a cool Othello. Not sure if he’s trained classically or not but the guy has range.

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:58:23am

1827: The first black Shakespearean actor stars in Nottingham:
bbc.co.uk

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:58:47am

re: #121 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Picking nits here; would you call it “blackface”, which has specific connotations with racism and mockery, or is that just makeup?

With the agreement that there were many POC who could have played that role, then.

I’m not sure. I think black face yeah usually isn’t merely makeup but the whole exaggeration of facial features which btw was my giveaway at the Covington Catholic b-ball photos that were found.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 7:59:56am

re: #121 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Picking nits here; would you call it “blackface”, which has specific connotations with racism and mockery, or is that just makeup?

With the agreement that there were many POC who could have played that role, then.

This wasn’t about blackface. It was about Olivier playing one of his last great Shakespearean roles because he was Laurence fucking Olivier.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:01:00am

Paul Robeson famously played Othello first in 1930, but many times afterward.

bl.uk

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:01:06am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

The movie where Olivier played Othello in blackface was made in 1967.

It was a British film(appears to be from 1965) and at that time, I don’t recall any black British actors of note. Today that would never happen.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:03:34am

I don’t know what you would call it, but Olivier should have gotten the same crap that Scarlett Johanssen received for playing the Major in Ghost in the Shell.

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:03:41am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Okay, I’ll play. If Othello were played by a white actor in white face now, it certainly would be racist and it was definitely iffy to have him in blackface then but Northam was doing blackface in 1984. 1984. Olivier played Othello in the 40’s and you are right to point out that he didn’t make the character a racist caricature which is what the person posing in blackface in the photo was doing.

Another problematic case would be Al Jolson; he came to prominence singing in a minstrel show in blackface. Today, that would be unconscionable, but in the early 1900s, it was, right or wrong, still “normal” in American society and Jolson was one of the first white singers to help popularize jazz, which is his greatest legacy.

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Ferdinand  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:05:13am

re: #125 darthstar

I’m of the camp that says let Shakespeare plays be Shakespeare plays, including old school approaches - like male actors playing women.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:05:16am

re: #129 TedStriker

Another problematic case would be Al Jolson; he came to prominence singing in a minstrel show in blackface. Today, that would be unconscionable, but in the early 1900s, it was, right or wrong, still “normal” in American society and Jolson was one of the first white singers to help popularize jazz, which is his greatest legacy.

Eddie Cantor started the same way in blackface.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:05:53am

re: #107 The Vicious Babushka

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I mean, is Laurence Olivier himself racist? No, of course not.

Is it a symptom of institutional racism that the producers cast a white man to play a black character when there were undoubtedly many black actors that could have done as good of job? Yes, of course.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:05:58am

re: #126 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Paul Robeson famously played Othello first in 1930, but many times afterward.

bl.uk

Didn’t see your posting before my comment, but Robeson had retired in the 1950’s and so might not have been available for a film in the 1960’s. And, of course, he was American and not British.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:06:36am

The Brexit boondoggle continues:

theguardian.com

At this juncture, PM May is basically trying to blow sunshine up everyone’s ass. And it’s probably gonna backfire on her in spectacular fashion.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:07:13am

re: #129 TedStriker

Another problematic case would be Al Jolson; he came to prominence singing in a minstrel show in blackface. Today, that would be unconscionable, but in the early 1900s, it was, right or wrong, still “normal” in American society and Jolson was one of the first white singers to help popularize jazz, which is his greatest legacy.

Jolson does show the complexity of what it was back then since he was a Civil Rights advocate. I think nowadays Jolson would have been smart enough to realize that he could borrow and be inspired by African-American culture and music without doing that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:08:55am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

The Brexit boondoggle continues:

theguardian.com

At this juncture, PM May is basically trying to blow sunshine up everyone’s ass. And it’s probably gonna backfire on her in spectacular fashion.

In the end, May will be Sinn Fein’s best recruitment tool since Bloody Sunday and before that the Black and Tans. I have roots and probably some distant cousins that are in Fermanagh, a border county that was very adversely impacted by the Troubles.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:10:40am

re: #130 Ferdinand

I’m of the camp that says let Shakespeare plays be Shakespeare plays, including old school approaches - like male actors playing women.

I’ve seen such a production — and it definitely does not work in the modern society.

There was also a Goodman Theater production of 12th Night that had women playing all the male roles and men all the female roles — we left at intermission. There was only one scene that really worked — the rest of the play was dreadful. But, then again, Goodman routinely butchered Shakespeare plays back in the day (20+ years ago).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:10:58am

re: #132 Mike Lamb

I mean, is Laurence Olivier himself racist? No, of course not.

Is it a symptom of institutional racism that the producers cast a white man to play a black character when there were undoubtedly many black actors that could have done as good of job? Yes, of course.

I think people just don’t realize that racism isn’t something as simple as the Klan on horseback terrorizing black people. That’s racism at its worst extent.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:11:20am

re: #132 Mike Lamb

I mean, is Laurence Olivier himself racist? No, of course not.

Is it a symptom of institutional racism that the producers cast a white man to play a black character when there were undoubtedly many black actors that could have done as good of job? Yes, of course.

Hell, look at the Swedish-American actor Warner Oland playing Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and other Asian characters. Back then, Asian actors in American films were very far and few between.

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:12:25am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Hell, look at the Swedish-American actor Warner Oland playing Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and other Asian characters. Back then, Asian actors in American films were very far and few between.

This is true.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:12:53am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Hell, look at the Swedish-American actor Warner Oland playing Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and other Asian characters. Back then, Asian actors in American films were very far and few between.

John Wayne as Genghis Khan. Yul Brynner as the King of Siam.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:13:09am

OMFG

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:13:51am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Hell, look at the Swedish-American actor Warner Oland playing Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and other Asian characters. Back then, Asian actors in American films were very far and few between.

Whowas that Sicilian-American that played Native Americans? Iron Eyes Cody? Oh and if you want to see the double standards that exist, the fact that no white person gave Johnny Cash a hard time for believing he had Native American ancestors but they did have a problem with Senator Warren believing the same.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:14:01am

re: #136 HappyWarrior

In the end, May will be Sinn Fein’s best recruitment tool since Bloody Sunday and before that the Black and Tans. I have roots and probably some distant cousins that are in Fermanagh, a border county that was very adversely impacted by the Troubles.

It’s as if May and the Tories don’t even care that their Brexit suicide run is going to tear their country apart, the groupthink among them is that goddam dense.

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A Three Hour Tour  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:14:25am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

The movie where Olivier played Othello in blackface was made in 1967.

And the BBC aired “The Black and White Minstrel Show” until 1978.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:14:36am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:15:00am

re: #142 The Vicious Babushka

OMFG

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A human wall would be less costly.

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:15:02am

re: #129 TedStriker

Another problematic case would be Al Jolson; he came to prominence singing in a minstrel show in blackface. Today, that would be unconscionable, but in the early 1900s, it was, right or wrong, still “normal” in American society and Jolson was one of the first white singers to help popularize jazz, which is his greatest legacy.

To this effect, an example out of many:

Bing Crosby Al Jolson - Alexander’s Ragtime Band

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:15:22am

re: #146 lawhawk

Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Gaah, that’s cringe-worthy. That’s right up there with John Wayne as Genghis Khan (LOLOL).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:15:24am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

John Wayne as Genghis Khan. Yul Brynner as the King of Siam.

Brenner at least had some Asian ancestry I believe but Wayne as Genghis frigging Khan. Hell, I thought he was hard to believe as a guy from Pittsburgh by way of Connemara in The Quiet Man. I like that movie since it was filmed not far from where I have other Irish family but I didn’t buy Wayne as that character.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:15:42am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

John Wayne as Genghis Khan. Yul Brynner as the King of Siam.

…and Nicholas Cage as… FU MANCHU

Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:15:58am

re: #146 lawhawk

Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

*groan*

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:16:21am

re: #145 A Three Hour Tour

And the BBC aired “The Black and White Minstrel Show” until 1978.

I’m remembering Harry Connick, Jr. He was in Australia being interviewed and there was a performance done in blackface in the show and HC Jr told the interviewer in a very serious tone how offensive that really was. Made me a big fan of Harry’s for sure.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:16:33am

re: #144 Myron Falwell

It’s as if May and the Tories don’t even care that their Brexit suicide run is going to tear their country apart, the groupthink among them is that goddam dense.

It’s pretty much textbook escalation of commitment.

en.wikipedia.org

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:17:02am

re: #146 lawhawk

Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

The director I believe apologized but Rooney sadly defended it until his death. I’ve seen clips. Man that was awful.

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:17:04am

re: #153 HappyWarrior

I’m remembering Harry Connick, Jr. He was in Australia being interviewed and there was a performance done in blackface in the show and HC Jr told the interviewer in a very serious tone how offensive that really was. Made me a big fan of Harry’s for sure.

That was just within the past few years too, IIRC.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:17:28am

re: #156 TedStriker

That was just within the past few years too IIRC.

Obama’s first term I believe.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:18:17am

Some of the early Bond movies have yellowface. Not as bad as Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s but still there.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:18:55am

re: #151 Myron Falwell

I remember that - it was directed by Rob Zombie, one of the fake trailers for Grindhouse.

I admit, I laughed when I saw it - because I immediately made the connection to Warner Oland playing Fu Manchu……I’m pretty sure that was a deliberate poke by Zombie (not to mention being an over-the-top parody of Nazisploitation films).

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:20:04am

re: #130 Ferdinand

I’m of the camp that says let Shakespeare plays be Shakespeare plays, including old school approaches - like male actors playing women.

Also, Othello was not “black” as people in this country in particular use the term—that is, of Sub-Saharan African ancestry. He was a Moor—a Berber—very dark-skinned probably, but Caucasian. Is casting someone of a completely different race just because of their skin tone exactly what we want in order to be racially sensitive? Do Moors and Sub-Saharan Africans “look alike”? I guess they do if that we hold that color sample card up to their faces….

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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:20:07am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Some of the early Bond movies have yellowface. Not as bad as Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s but still there.

Maybe that’s where Trump got the idea…

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Kilroy was here  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:20:32am

re: #149 Dr Lizardo

Gaah, that’s cringe-worthy. That’s right up there with John Wayne as Genghis Khan (LOLOL).

There is so much more to that story..

The Deadliest Movie Of All Time | 1001 Things

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:21:46am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Obama’s first term I believe.

Connick is New Orleans born and bred and still has a very direct connection to his hometown (he has had a Mardi Gras krewe for years); he knows better than most.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:21:52am

re: #71 makeitstop

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‘Trump’s staff has failed to adequately brief him.’ YA THINK???

Hey Mitch, Trump cannot be briefed because his mind is closed.

Admit it Mitch, you don’t mean shit to Trump. No one does. He thinks he is smarter than you and everyone. You are not going to change his mind about his emergency that is not an emergency.

Yeah, yeah, I know you have to say this crap so you don’t upset the Tangerine Toddler, but you need to realize how he is making all of you look.

And that is wimpy politicians too compromised to stand up to the fat ass you’ve kissed the whole time. You’ve all made complete fools of yourselves trying to control Big Baby.

Time to change his diaper again Mitch. He’s crapping all over you again.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:23:04am

re: #162 Kilroy was here

There is so much more to that story..

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Pro tip: never flim your movie near a nuclear bomb test site.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:23:15am

re: #163 TedStriker

Connick is New Orleans born and bred and still has a very direct connection to his hometown (he has had a Mardi Gras krewe for years); he knows better than most.

Yep. I just thought it was a great example of someone calling out something ugly. He was calm about it but he made it clear how offensive that was. I really hope the Australian audience and show he was on learned something.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:24:09am

re: #165 Myron Falwell

Pro tip: never flim your movie near a nuclear bomb test site.

They brought in radioactive dirt onto the sound stage to boot..

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:24:44am

re: #133 Hecuba’s daughter

Didn’t see your posting before my comment, but Robeson had retired in the 1950’s and so might not have been available for a film in the 1960’s. And, of course, he was American and not British.

Yes, he also was in poor health through the ’60s and ’70s. I offered him up as a precedent for a black actor playing Othello. Sidney Poitier might have been able to play the part, but Hollywood in the ’60s was still in the mindset that only whites could be headliners.

Remember the famous words of Bruce Lee, that he got to play Kato because he was the only Chinese actor who could say “Britt Reid” correctly, so he got that part. But when he pitched a show The Warrior, in which he would be a wandering shaolin monk in the American West, the studio took his idea but cast David Carradine as a half-Chinese monk. Warner Bros. said it was because of Lee’s accent, and not his ethnicity, that was the reason, but it was really difficult for Asian actors to get even second-billing in those days.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:26:48am

re: #165 Myron Falwell

Pro tip: never flim your movie near a nuclear bomb test site.

Or import the sand from said nuclear test site to your soundstage.

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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:27:47am

Holy shit, you guys. Have you seen this?

Fuckin’ brutal.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:27:57am

re: #168 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Yes, he also was in poor health through the ’60s and ’70s. I offered him up as a precedent for a black actor playing Othello. Sidney Poitier might have been able to play the part, but Hollywood in the ’60s was still in the mindset that only whites could be headliners.

Remember the famous words of Bruce Lee, that he got to play Kato because he was the only Chinese actor who could say “Britt Reid” correctly, so he got that part. But when he pitched a show The Warrior, in which he would be a wandering shaolin monk in the American West, the studio took his idea but cast David Carradine as a half-Chinese monk. Warner Bros. said it was because of Lee’s accent, and not his ethnicity, that was the reason, but it was really difficult for Asian actors to get even second-billing in those days.

Kung Fu was entertaining. Watched some of it when I took philosophy but yeah Carradine being as white as me just made him hard to believe as someone of Asian ancestry.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:28:17am

re: #97 HappyWarrior

You know, this would have come off more sincere if they didn’t bring a kid that got picked on because he shares their name. I am not denying the kid may have been bullied. I’m saying it’s such a Trump thing to bring a kid who was picked on because his last name was Trump. That they couldn’t find one kid that was picked on for being overweight, having a lisp, or anything like that shows how shallow Melania’s “anti bullying” campaign really is.

Yeah. This is more of a feel sorry for Trump than it is about the kid. The kid is being used as a reflection of the hate for Big Don Trump.

But that is typical Trump too. Use others for your own neediness.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:28:24am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Hell, look at the Swedish-American actor Warner Oland playing Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and other Asian characters. Back then, Asian actors in American films were very far and few between.

Karloff and Christopher Lee also played Fu Manchu. So did Peter Sellers in his last awful flick.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:28:24am

re: #164 ObserverArt

Mitch is probably wishing he wasn’t majority leader right now.

I mean, his lust for power within the confines of manipulating Robert’s Rules of Order to his eternal benefit is being overrun by his party’s leader, an immature 72-year old. And he doesn’t know exactly what to do.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:29:20am

I mean I get that you’re not always going to get the right ethnicity down. But goddamnit at least try. Don’t write a character as being part Polynesian like Emma Stone was in that Cameron Crowe rom-com set in Hawaii and cast well Emma Stone who is whiter than I am.

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:29:39am

re: #168 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Yes, he also was in poor health through the ’60s and ’70s. I offered him up as a precedent for a black actor playing Othello. Sidney Poitier might have been able to play the part, but Hollywood in the ’60s was still in the mindset that only whites could be headliners.

Remember the famous words of Bruce Lee, that he got to play Kato because he was the only Chinese actor who could say “Britt Reid” correctly, so he got that part. But when he pitched a show The Warrior, in which he would be a wandering shaolin monk in the American West, the studio took his idea but cast David Carradine as a half-Chinese monk. Warner Bros. said it was because of Lee’s accent, and not his ethnicity, that was the reason, but it was really difficult for Asian actors to get even second-billing in those days.

But, even then, that was changing…Poitier was very much on the frontlines of breaking down barriers for African-American leads in Hollywood films, with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner being a watershed in more ways than one (a strong A-A lead and a on-screen interracial couple in 1967), but even before that in his career.

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gwangung  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:32:07am

re: #168 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Yes, he also was in poor health through the ’60s and ’70s. I offered him up as a precedent for a black actor playing Othello. Sidney Poitier might have been able to play the part, but Hollywood in the ’60s was still in the mindset that only whites could be headliners.

Remember the famous words of Bruce Lee, that he got to play Kato because he was the only Chinese actor who could say “Britt Reid” correctly, so he got that part. But when he pitched a show The Warrior, in which he would be a wandering shaolin monk in the American West, the studio took his idea but cast David Carradine as a half-Chinese monk. Warner Bros. said it was because of Lee’s accent, and not his ethnicity, that was the reason, but it was really difficult for Asian actors to get even second-billing in those days.

His daughter and Justin Lin (of the Fast and the Furious) are updating that pilot and is . producing a series on it

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:33:03am

re: #168 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

So, Lee’s proposed TV series will be produced and shown on Cinemax this year!

en.wikipedia.org

It only took 48 years.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:35:04am

re: #147 darthstar

A human wall would be less costly.

Operation Human Shield

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:35:41am

I do remember some people being a little upset about the casting of the movie Alive but I think a lot of people don’t understand that a lot of South Americans especially in a country like Uruguay have a lot of non-Iberian heritage. I can get being bothered that they seemed American because there was no real trace that the rugby players were South American aside from the setting but the actors really weren’t the issue.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:36:01am

re: #174 Myron Falwell

Mitch is probably wishing he wasn’t majority leader right now.

I mean, his lust for power within the confines of manipulating Robert’s Rules of Order to his eternal benefit is being overrun by his party’s leader, a immature 72-year old. And he doesn’t know exactly what to do.

I doubt that. Mitch is totally owned by the Russians. In terms of domestic policy, he’s gotten everything he really wanted. Our judiciary will not recover in our lifetime from the poisonous appointments approved by the GOP. He is enjoying every minute of this.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:38:00am

re: #170 makeitstop

Holy shit, you guys. Have you seen this?

Fuckin’ brutal.

If it wasn’t for being an admin for several pages (including my employer and a few other organizations) I’d have already abandoned the platform.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:38:59am

re: #173 Joe Bacon 🌹

Karloff and Christopher Lee also played Fu Manchu. So did Peter Sellers in his last awful flick.

You know, I wanna make a Fu Manchu film. But I’m gonna do it different - total 180 on the premise.

I’d do in the vein of the Blaxploitation films of the 1970’s. We all know the tropes: truly villainous and despicably evil white antagonist, corrupt or indifferent law enforcement, and the person of color as the hero.

So……in my take, Fu Manchu is a Asian scientist, working on something of great benefit to all mankind (cure for cancer, whatever) and the evil white CEO of a major pharma steals his work, the act of which results in the death of a family member/friend/close associate.

So Dr. Manchu uses his massive intellect to not only get back what is rightfully his, but to avenge himself for the loss of his family member/friend/close associate.

The antagonist would be a cross between Stephen Miller and Donald Trump, and like any good antagonist, he’ll have mindlessly devoted minions. Naturally, the antagonist will go to the President for help - but in a plot twist, the President, realizing the depravity of the villain, instead hands him over to Dr. Manchu, and apologizing on behalf of the country (added points: I’d like to get Terry Crews to play the POTUS, not as President Camacho, but as a straight role, a serious take).

Dr. Manchu avenges himself, then perfects the cure and bequeaths it to all mankind, in the manner of Dr. Jonas Salk, for the benefit of all, without thought to fame or fortune.

And the name of Fu Manchu rings down through the ages as one of the great men of history, whose intellect and wisdom benefited all of humanity.

[FIN]

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:39:49am

re: #177 gwangung

Beat me to it by less than a minute!

re: #171 HappyWarrior

It was one of my favorite TV shows back then. Something about the calm demeanor of Caine appealed to me.

Here’s a fun fact. I now live about two hours from the famous Shaolin Temple. I have not visited there yet, because I’m told it’s now a big tourist trap, and to a certain extent not even the historic Shaolin Temple, but more a replica. But one of kung fu’s “homes” was Henan province.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:42:27am

re: #184 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Beat me to it by less than a minute!

It was one of my favorite TV shows back then. Something about the calm demeanor of Caine appealed to me.

Here’s a fun fact. I now live about two hours from the famous Shaolin Temple. I have not visited there yet, because I’m told it’s now a big tourist trap, and to a certain extent not even the historic Shaolin Temple, but more a replica. But one of kung fu’s “homes” was Henan province.

I loved the setting. But yeah Caine was an interesting character. I dunno why but I’ve started to appreciate the Western as a genre more as a I get older. I like the more nuanced ones like Unforgiven, Little Big Man, or more recent ones like Hell or High Water. But that setting just appeals to me because of all the various types of people out West, so far from home for the most part except the Natives who called it home centuries.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:50:37am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Not a fan of westerns. However, “Godless” was fucking amazing. Epic scenery, pretty much everyone dying, some very dry humor, and what’s her face from Downton Abbey…

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:50:41am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

I loved the setting. But yeah Caine was an interesting character. I dunno why but I’ve started to appreciate the Western as a genre more as a I get older. I like the more nuanced ones like Unforgiven, Little Big Man, or more recent ones like Hell or High Water. But that setting just appeals to me because of all the various types of people out West, so far from home for the most part except the Natives who called it home centuries.

Westerns, I guess, portray a more visceral style of living, where government and infrastructure were nearly nonexistent, and people had to use their wits to live their lives. That gives writers and filmmakers a lot of room to explore human emotions and compulsions.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:52:12am

re: #181 Hecuba’s daughter

I doubt that. Mitch is totally owned by the Russians. In terms of domestic policy, he’s gotten everything he really wanted. Our judiciary will not recover in our lifetime from the poisonous appointments approved by the GOP. He is enjoying every minute of this.

I’m not sure that is exactly the case. Mitch wants power for his own benefit, he may have influence from foreign entities, but they are not literally pulling his strings or ordering him to do this or that. He’s been like this for the five decades he’s been in power.

Most of his behavior during the shitdown actually sounds more and more like he was doing the same escalation of commitment that May and the Tories are engaging in. They can’t lose, even when they clearly lost.

I mean, I guess it might be worth it for Mitch to get his dignity shredded in slow-motion just so he can get as many Federalist Society members as possible appointed to the judiciary. But that’s a level of masochism I can’t comprehend.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:52:55am

re: #186 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Not a fan of westerns. However, “Godless” was fucking amazing. Epic scenery, pretty much everyone dying, some very dry humor, and what’s her face from Downton Abbey…

I’ve heard about that series, but not watched it. I should give it a try.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:55:06am

re: #186 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Not a fan of westerns. However, “Godless” was fucking amazing. Epic scenery, pretty much everyone dying, some very dry humor, and what’s her face from Downton Abbey…

I can’t explain it but I think Wheat explains it pretty well. I really don’t like the more old school ones but the so called revisionist ones are great.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 8:58:36am

re: #190 HappyWarrior

I can’t explain it but I think Wheat explains it pretty well. I really don’t like the more old school ones but the so called revisionist ones are great.

Shane and High Noon are early examples of “thoughtful” Westerns. And The Magnificent Seven was adapted from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:00:55am

re: #190 HappyWarrior

I can’t explain it but I think Wheat explains it pretty well. I really don’t like the more old school ones but the so called revisionist ones are great.

One of the things I loved about Unforgiven is the moral complexities at play. Little Bill, ostensibly the villain of the piece, is entirely correct when he scorns Munny as a “killer of women and children” and towards the end of the film, we see the ostensible hero - that old trope of the legendary gunfighter - for what he truly is…..an irritable, murderous psychopath fueled by rotgut whisky.

It was a basically a deconstructionist Western and as far as I’m concerned, perhaps Clint Eastwood’s finest hour as a director. The screenplay was a tour de force.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:01:40am

re: #191 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Shane and High Noon are early examples of “thoughtful” Westerns. And The Magnificent Seven was adapted from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

Yeah they’re nuanced. The John Wayne ones TBH exempting The Searchers really aren’t. I think John Ford was a talented director but his films are rosy colored visions. The Quiet Man is the “romantic Ireland” that W.B. Yeats talked about in August 1913. I still do like that film as I mentioned above because I feel a personal connection to it since the village it was filmed in is the neighboring one of one of my ancestors and I’m certain I have distant cousins who were extras.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:02:28am

re: #189 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I’ve heard about that series, but not watched it. I should give it a try.

Do, it is really good. It is seven parts and the scenery panormas and framing are reminiscent of 70mm style shoots and not made for TV.

re: #190 HappyWarrior

Yes, modern nuance in “revisionist” westerns make them less icky.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:03:06am

re: #188 Myron Falwell

I’m not sure that is exactly the case. Mitch wants power for his own benefit, he may have influence from foreign entities, but they are not literally pulling his strings or ordering him to do this or that. He’s been like this for the five decades he’s been in power.

Most of his behavior during the shitdown actually sounds more and more like he was doing the same escalation of commitment that May and the Tories are engaging in. They can’t lose, even when they clearly lost.

I mean, I guess it might be worth it for Mitch to get his dignity shredded in slow-motion just so he can get as many Federalist Society members as possible appointed to the judiciary. But that’s a level of masochism I can’t comprehend.

The Russians put millions into GOP campaigns. Mitch successfully engineered the removal of sanctions on that Russian oligarch a couple weeks ago. The RNC was hacked by the Russians. And Mitch refused to cooperate with Obama in 2016 on the Russian interference with our election.

And given his racism, it would be his crowning glory to get the Federalist Society judges. He doesn’t care about dignity; he cares about accomplishments. How is it masochism to achieve your goals?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:03:28am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

One of the things I loved about Unforgiven is the moral complexities at play. Little Bill, ostensibly the villain of the piece, is entirely correct when he scorns Munny as a “killer of women and children” and towards the end of the film, we see the ostensible hero - that old trope of the legendary gunfighter - for what he truly is…..an irritable, murderous psychopath fueled by rotgut whisky.

It was a basically a deconstructionist Western and as far as I’m concerned, perhaps Clint Eastwood’s finest hour as a director. The screenplay was a tour de force.

It’s probably some of his better acting too. Clint IMO is usually limited as an actor IMO but he was great in that and yeah his directing was superb. He’s underrated as a director IMO. I don’t think I like him as a person (not because of the Obama trashing at the 2012 RNC but other stuff I’ve read) but he knows how to tell a story.

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CongoJack  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:05:02am

re: #191 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Shane and High Noon are early examples of “thoughtful” Westerns. And The Magnificent Seven was adapted from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

Samurai Seven is also a anime steampunk version of the classic. Brilliant story and visuals if you like that sort of thing.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:05:30am

re: #194 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Do, it is really good. It is seven parts and the scenery panormas and framing are reminiscent of 70mm style shoots and not made for TV.

Yes, modern nuance in “revisionist” westerns make them less icky.

One of my favorite film characters of all time is Grandfather in Little Big Man. I just love the way Chief Dan George played the character. Definitely someone you would love to be your grandfather: kind, wise, and funny too. Maybe one could argue that the character was a little bit of the Noble Savage trope but for that time, it was a very progressive portrayal of a Native American.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:06:06am

ARRRGH.

“President Donald Trump is expected to tap Treasury Department official David Malpass as the U.S. pick to lead the World Bank, according to senior administration officials, a clear sign the administration wants to rein in the international financial institution.

Malpass, Treasury’s undersecretary for international affairs, has said global organizations like the World Bank “have grown larger and more intrusive” and “the challenge of refocusing them has become urgent and more difficult.”

The institution aims to reduce global poverty by making loans, with a sizable portion flowing to China and India. Former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stepped down abruptly early this year, effective Feb. 1, three years before the end of his term. Nominations for his replacement open Thursday and close March 14.

The administration plans to announce its selection on Wednesday, officials said.”

I swear these people stay up at night thinking of new ways to harm brown people.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:06:35am

I think what’s cool about a lot of stories is the themes are similiar even if the setting is the same. Didn’t Lucas say a lot of Star Wars was inspired by Kurosawa’s Japanese period pieces?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:07:49am

re: #197 CongoJack

Samurai Seven is also a anime steampunk version of the classic. Brilliant story and visuals if you like that sort of thing.

Seven Samurai is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and it’s easy to see why. I’ve taught film studies classes on it.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:08:39am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I think what’s cool about a lot of stories is the themes are similiar even if the setting is the same. Didn’t Lucas say a lot of Star Wars was inspired by Kurosawa’s Japanese period pieces?

Specifically, The Hidden Fortress was one of his inspirations.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:08:57am

re: #201 Dr Lizardo

Seven Samurai is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and it’s easy to see why. I’ve taught film studies classes on it.

Why am I not surprised you’ve taught film studies? My favorite Kurosawa film is Rashomon.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:09:09am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Specifically, The Hidden Fortress was one of his inspirations.

That’s right, thank you.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:10:48am

re: #187 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Westerns, I guess, portray a more visceral style of living, where government and infrastructure were nearly nonexistent, and people had to use their wits to live their lives. That gives writers and filmmakers a lot of room to explore human emotions and compulsions.

There is a little known Western with a Chinese protagonist (played by a Japanese actor, but hey!) Walk Like A Dragon.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:11:00am

re: #203 HappyWarrior

My personal favorite is Ran.

It’s also quite possibly one of the finest cinematic adaptations of one of Shakespeare’s plays.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:11:17am

I think I was reading about Ost-Westerns that existed in the Soviet bloc during the Cold War. I think they either inverted character tropes which even though I’m not a fan of Communist style art, that was a good thing to do. They might have had some of them set in the Russian frontier too. Russia’s encounter with the indigenous peoples of Siberia is something a lot of Americans don’t think about for obvious reasons.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:13:45am

re: #206 Dr Lizardo

My personal favorite is Ran.

It’s also quite possibly one of the finest cinematic adaptations of one of Shakespeare’s plays.

I forget Ran is his take on King Lear right? I loved King Lear. I do have to admit even though it’s the Michael Bay of Shakespeare plays but I liked Titus Andronicus though I hated the Anthony Hopkins film adaptation and I’m not making this up that Steve Bannon co-produced. I rented it after I read the play to watch with my Dad and brothers because I thought it would be neat to see on film but man too surreal. My favorite Shakespeare comedy is the Merry Wives of Windsor which needs an adaptation because it’s hilarious. Confession but Midsummer Night’s Dream didn’t do it for me but I found MWoW hilarious.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:14:01am

re: #205 The Vicious Babushka

There is a little known Western with a Chinese protagonist (played by a Japanese actor, but hey!) Walk Like A Dragon.

Interesting cast! Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O), James Shigeta, Mel Tormé (!), Benson Fong.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:15:04am

Rashomon is cool because of the way it’s filmed but also what it does in story telling. to this day, I don’t know who is actually telling the truth. It’s one of those films that is somewhat limited but that’s part of why I like it. It doesn’t rely on special effects but it relies on storytelling and acting.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:16:15am

Throne of Blood is Macbeth.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:17:00am

re: #208 HappyWarrior

Yep, Ran was his adaptation of King Lear.

He did an earlier one, Throne of Blood, which was his take on Macbeth and another excellent adaptation of the Bard.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:17:49am

re: #206 Dr Lizardo

My personal favorite is Ran.

It’s also quite possibly one of the finest cinematic adaptations of one of Shakespeare’s plays.

I love Ran; for more modern film I think his To Live (Ikiru) is a masterpiece.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:17:56am

re: #212 Dr Lizardo

Yep, Ran was his adaptation of King Lear.

He did an earlier one, Throne of Blood, which was his take on Macbeth and another excellent adaptation of the Bard.

I enjoyed Macbeth too. Still need to read Hamlet though.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:18:43am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

The Russians put millions into GOP campaigns. Mitch successfully engineered the removal of sanctions on that Russian oligarch a couple weeks ago. The RNC was hacked by the Russians. And Mitch refused to cooperate with Obama in 2016 on the Russian interference with our election.

And given his racism, it would be his crowning glory to get the Federalist Society judges. He doesn’t care about dignity; he cares about accomplishments. How is it masochism to achieve your goals?

The goals themselves are masochistic.

As for the Russians, they just want us to fall apart in outright dysfunction. People like Nunes and Lindsey are more obvious as Russian assets** than someone like Mitch. I don’t think Putin or any of the oligarchs give a fuck about parliamentary procedures or the racism the GOP embodies, just that they can assert control over us.

**based on patterns of behavior, not explicitly by evidence

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:19:00am

re: #203 HappyWarrior

Why am I not surprised you’ve taught film studies? My favorite Kurosawa film is Rashomon.

Loved Rashomon!

Earlier you mentioned Hell or High Water.. It really is similar to a traditional Western, but taking place in a modern setting with a contemporary rationale. I really enjoyed that film too.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:19:14am

For that matter, Chikamatsu Monzaemon is William Shakespeare.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:20:01am

re: #217 Decatur Deb

For that matter, Chikamatsu Monzaemon is William Shakespeare.

Double suicide a common theme.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:20:15am

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Loved Rashomon!

Earlier you mentioned Hell or High Water.. It really is similar to a traditional Western, but taking place in a modern setting with a contemporary rationale. I really enjoyed that film too.

I liked Hell or High Water because it’s a story about brothers who are very different from each other but very similiar in some ways too. Having only brothers, I like stories about brothers. It was probably my favorite movie the year it came out. But yeah very similiar to traditional but in a modern setting.

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:21:39am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:22:21am

re: #213 Barefoot Grin

I love Ran; for more modern film I think his To Live (Ikiru) is a masterpiece.

Oh, definitely - another one of his great films.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:22:38am

re: #218 Barefoot Grin

Double suicide a common theme.

They lived half a generation apart in island kingdoms that were undergoing sharp cultural stress and development. No puppets for Will, though.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:23:08am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

I liked Hell or High Water because it’s a story about brothers who are very different from each other but very similiar in some ways too. Having only brothers, I like stories about brothers. It was probably my favorite movie the year it came out. But yeah very similiar to traditional but in a modern setting.

If you could make a Western out of our current political situation, Trump would be the corrupt, heartless boss of a frontier town and Mueller would be the gunslinger hired to either run him out of town or shoot him dead.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:23:56am

re: #223 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

If you could make a Western out of our current political situation, Trump would be the corrupt, heartless boss of a frontier town and Mueller would be the gunslinger hired to either run him out of town or shoot him dead.

Warren for schoolmarm.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:25:10am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

I liked Hell or High Water because it’s a story about brothers who are very different from each other but very similiar in some ways too. Having only brothers, I like stories about brothers. It was probably my favorite movie the year it came out. But yeah very similiar to traditional but in a modern setting.

One of the reviews I saw described Hell or High Water as one of the best westerns he’d ever seen.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:27:59am

re: #220 jaunte

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Diamond & Silk — grifters have to grift.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:28:21am
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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:28:37am

No Wall involved.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:29:32am

re: #227 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Ten years ago that would have been the Kiss of Death.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:29:48am

re: #228 jaunte

No Wall involved.

“Do you hear about that Sea Wall? Great Success! That’s why we need a border Wall to #MAGA!”

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:29:52am

re: #220 jaunte

Burlap and Sandstone are cheap novelties whose expiration dates came two years ago but they never realized it.

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:30:38am

re: #231 Myron Falwell

I can see a roadshow with Sheriff Clarke in their future.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:31:43am

re: #227 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Really fuck her. She needs to say something about the fact that David Duke likes her.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:32:21am

re: #225 Belafon

One of the reviews I saw described Hell or High Water as one of the best westerns he’d ever seen.

I thought so. Characters were well written, good story, and I thought it was beautifully filmed.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:32:47am

re: #226 Hecuba’s daughter

Diamond & Silk — grifters have to grift.

The two of them are carefully crafted characters, with hair and wardrobes to match, to appeal to white people’s ideas of “suitable” African-Americans. They’re as fake as anybody else associated with Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:33:15am

re: #220 jaunte

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You are so fucking predictable, Steve. When are Diamond and Silk going to go the fuck away? Gotta love how AOC should shut up but these two clowns are considered great thinkers in the wingnut community.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:34:03am

re: #229 Decatur Deb

Ten years ago that would have been the Kiss of Death.

Tulsi’s had more kisses of death than the cat smooched over by Pepé le Pew.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:34:20am

re: #235 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The two of them are carefully crafted characters, with hair and wardrobes to match, to appeal to white people’s ideas of “suitable” African-Americans. They’re as fake as anybody else associated with Trump.

I’d go a step forward and call them a modern Amos and Andy. They’re caricatures. And as little as I think of Candice Owens and Mia Love and Tim Scott, I don’t think they’re that, I think they’re hacks but not outright cartoon characters.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:35:07am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:35:21am

re: #237 Myron Falwell

Tulsi’s had more kisses of death than the cat smooched over by Pepé le Pew.

She really needs to be a total non factor in the primary and not be considered for any position. And TBH I’m pissed that the DNC gave her a leadership position in the first place. I am glad people are seeing what she really is though. She’s worse than Bernie IMO.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:35:43am

re: #232 jaunte

I can see a roadshow with Sheriff Clarke in their future.

They’d be giving away tickets at the door… and to random people… and to the third-shift janitor at the arena dumb enough to book them…

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:35:49am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:36:30am

re: #238 HappyWarrior

I’d go a step forward and call them a modern Amos and Andy. They’re caricatures. And as little as I think of Candice Owens and Mia Love and Tim Scott, I don’t think they’re that, I think they’re hacks but not outright cartoon characters.

I was thinking more along the lines of Steppin Fetchit.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:36:47am

re: #240 HappyWarrior

She really needs to be a total non factor in the primary and not be considered for any position. And TBH I’m pissed that the DNC gave her a leadership position in the first place. I am glad people are seeing what she really is though. She’s worse than Bernie IMO.

Is anyone in his district considering a primary against her? If Joe Crowley could be primaried by AOC, anyone can.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:38:11am

re: #244 Myron Falwell

Is anyone in his district considering a primary against her? If Joe Crowley could be primaried by AOC, anyone can.

Yeah apparently also she’s retiring too to focus on her presidential run. And there is a primary challenger.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:38:15am

It’s 1:30 am here, so I’m hitting the sack. Be back tomorrow. Thanks for the movie, TV and anime recommendations!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:39:19am

re: #242 lawhawk

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The GOP has really never cared about LGBT people at all. That’s why Trump acting like he was the best friend the LGBT community would ever have was such an offensive joke. I doubt Trump really cares about who fucks who but he’s got a base of people who certailny do.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:40:03am

re: #238 HappyWarrior

I’d go a step forward and call them a modern Amos and Andy. They’re caricatures. And as little as I think of Candice Owens and Mia Love and Tim Scott, I don’t think they’re that, I think they’re hacks but not outright cartoon characters.

Yeah, those two clowns remind me a lot of Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks.

Boondocks - ‘White’ Heaven

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William Lewis  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:42:06am

re: #201 Dr Lizardo

Seven Samurai is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and it’s easy to see why. I’ve taught film studies classes on it.

While I love Ran and Rashomon, Seven Samaurai remains my absolute favorite. The ending is the simplest truth of the soldiers life.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:42:14am

re: #239 Patricia Kayden

The fucker is going to call a National Emergency. You just watch.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:42:29am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:42:57am

re: #248 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, those two clowns remind me a lot of Uncle Ruckus The Boondocks.

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Boondocks was such a subversive cartoon for its time. Wonder what Magruder is doing now. He was a little far left for me in some ways but he had some insights that needed to be shown.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:46:00am

re: #250 Eclectic Cyborg

The fucker is going to call a National Emergency. You just watch.

He’s been threatening as such for a full month.

At some point, you have to consider the possibility that he’s only interested in threating a declaration and not in following through. Because once he does, the issue is out of his hands and at the mercy of a judicial branch that is going to have to rewrite Youngstown Steel in order for the threat to succeed.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:46:50am

re: #252 HappyWarrior

Boondocks was such a subversive cartoon for its time. Wonder what Magruder is doing now. He was a little far left for me in some ways but he had some insights that needed to be shown.

By it’s third season, The Boondocks had become probably the most savage and ruthless social commentary I’d ever seen. I honestly don’t know what he’s up to these days, but I’ll always remember that cartoon.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:47:29am

re: #254 Dr Lizardo

By it’s third season, The Boondocks had become probably the most savage and ruthless social commentary I’d ever seen. I honestly don’t know what he’s up to these days, but I’ll always remember that cartoon.

I don’t read the comics often but that was one I would read.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:49:39am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:49:46am

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

White actors should not be cast as Othello. There are many fine actors of color who can play that role.

Well, Patrick Stuart did it. He was the only white member of the cast.

And I once saw a production of Otello (Verdi), in which the only major role played by a black singer was Iago.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:52:29am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:53:12am

re: #132 Mike Lamb

I mean, is Laurence Olivier himself racist? No, of course not.

Is it a symptom of institutional racism that the producers cast a white man to play a black character when there were undoubtedly many black actors that could have done as good of job? Yes, of course.

In my area, persons of color are routinely cast in “white” roles. Does that make a difference?

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danarchy  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:55:49am

re: #196 HappyWarrior

It’s probably some of his better acting too. Clint IMO is usually limited as an actor IMO but he was great in that and yeah his directing was superb. He’s underrated as a director IMO. I don’t think I like him as a person (not because of the Obama trashing at the 2012 RNC but other stuff I’ve read) but he knows how to tell a story.

Kind of hard to say he is underrated when he has been nominated 5 times for best director academy awards and won twice.

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gwangung  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:57:09am

re: #259 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

In my area, persons of color are routinely cast in “white” roles. Does that make a difference?

White roles or roles traditionally played by whites? There’s a distinct difference.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Feb 5, 2019 • 9:58:04am

re: #137 Hecuba’s daughter

I’ve seen such a production — and it definitely does not work in the modern society.

There was also a Goodman Theater production of 12th Night that had women playing all the male roles and men all the female roles — we left at intermission. There was only one scene that really worked — the rest of the play was dreadful. But, then again, Goodman routinely butchered Shakespeare plays back in the day (20+ years ago).

There was an all-female Shakespeare company called Women’s Will that did that with Measure for Measure. It worked well enough (although a pregnant man can only be comic).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:00:05am

re: #260 danarchy

Kind of hard to say he is underrated when he has been nominated 5 times for best director academy awards and won twice.

I meant with the public. When your average schmo thinks of Clint. They think of the Man With No Name, Dirty Harry, Walt (his Gran Torino character)- they don’t think of his directing chops.

264
Scottish Dragon  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:02:00am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Hell, look at the Swedish-American actor Warner Oland playing Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and other Asian characters. Back then, Asian actors in American films were very far and few between.

John Wayne as Genghis Khan….

265
DodgerFan1988  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:02:01am

LMAO!

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:03:52am

re: #258 Dr Lizardo

I’m liking this band more and more.

[Embedded content]

Since that first skate park video was put up I’ve been digging around for YouTube videos of them.

And looking for videos took me to a YouTube video about the bands that were the beginning of punk rock.

And that told me the story of a trio of Black dudes named Death that was from Detroit back in the early 70s. Way, way ahead of their time musically.

YouTube has taught me there were a lot of bands that were great and we never heard about them in their time. And there are a lot of great musicians today suffering the same fate…playing great music in relative obscurity.

Wikipedia - Death (protopunk band)

And here is their album on YouTube.

DEATH - For The Whole World To See (full album)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:04:34am

re: #264 Scottish Dragon

John Wayne as Genghis Khan….

Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the win

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:05:43am

re: #266 ObserverArt

Since that first skate park video was put up I’ve been digging around for YouTube videos of them.

And looking for videos took me to a YouTube video about the bands that were the beginning of punk rock.

And that told me the story of a trio of Black dudes named Death that was from Detroit back in the early 70s. Way, way ahead of their time musically.

YouTube has taught me there were a lot of bands that were great and we never heard about them in their time. And there are a lot of great musicians today suffering the same fate…playing great music in relative obscurity.

Wikipedia - Death (protopunk band)

And here is their album on YouTube.

[Embedded content]

I think there was a documentary about those guys. Like the sound. I really like protopunk.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:07:27am

re: #259 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

In my area, persons of color are routinely cast in “white” roles. Does that make a difference?

Let’s not even start on Kiri Te Kanawa. How about everybody sings and plays what they like, and people with an objection don’t buy a ticket?

Kiri Te Kanawa - Tarakihi

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:07:56am

re: #201 Dr Lizardo

Seven Samurai is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and it’s easy to see why. I’ve taught film studies classes on it.

The film class I took at Guilford featured Roshamon.

I tried to get my teacher to see the indie film by Gareth Edwards Monsters a few years back.

Amazing master class of guerilla film making. Part monster sci fi, part Italian neo realism and part road trip. I thought it was going to be another sci fi channel Sharknado and found much of it was closer in tone to Apocalypse Now.

Edwards went on to helm Godzilla and Star Wars Rogue One.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:08:33am

re: #266 ObserverArt

Oh hell yes, Death was one of the pioneers of what was to become punk. They never really got the credit they were due - and they pretty much ignored when they were a band - but I’m glad to see they’re getting that now.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:10:03am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

I think there was a documentary about those guys. Like the sound. I really like protopunk.

Yep, it’s called “A Band Named Death” and it is available on YouTube. I might check that out this weekend,

Here is the trailer.

A Band Called Death Official Trailer 1 (2013) - Documentary HD

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:12:42am

re: #261 gwangung

White roles or roles traditionally played by whites? There’s a distinct difference.

Both.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:14:54am

re: #270 Scottish Dragon

The film class I took at Guilford featured Roshamon.

I tried to get my teacher to see the indie film by Gareth Edwards Monsters a few years back.

Amazing master class of guerilla film making. Part monster sci fi, part Italian neo realism and part road trip. I thought it was going to be another sci fi channel Sharknado and found much of it was closer in tone to Apocalypse Now.

Edwards went on to helm Godzilla and Star Wars Rogue One.

I liked Rogue One - the only rather minor critique I had of Edward’s Godzilla was a little too much slow build, but it’s basically an “origin story” so that’s to be expected.

The director of the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Michael Dougherty - said this his film will “definitely take the gloves off. No holding back” so that (hopefully) means some glorious kaiju apocalyptic destruction.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:15:05am

Interesting note re: Breakfast at Tiffany’s - In the 2006 short documentary Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Making of a Classic (2006), Blake Edwards said that when the movie was made, he didn’t think about the implications of casting an actor of European heritage, Mickey Rooney, in a role as a Japanese person, but “looking back, I wish I had never done it… and I would give anything to be able to recast it.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:15:15am

re: #272 ObserverArt

Yep, it’s called “A Band Named Death” and it is available on YouTube. I might check that out this weekend,

Here is the trailer.

[Embedded content]

Yeah I’d been meaning to see it.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:16:32am

The thing about this band named Death is it fits into the major discussion going on here today.

They were Black and were criticized by other Blacks for playing “White boy music.”

And they were more or less ignored by Whites too.

What a strange world we ALL live in.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:16:48am

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

Interesting note re: Breakfast at Tiffany’s - In the 2006 short documentary Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Making of a Classic (2006), Blake Edwards said that when the movie was made, he didn’t think about the implications of casting an actor of European heritage, Mickey Rooney, in a role as a Japanese person, but “looking back, I wish I had never done it… and I would give anything to be able to recast it.”

And I think people just wish people could be honest about that. The black face images with Northam bother me but that he doesn’t seem to see the full extent of what makes it offensive.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:24:32am

an OT comment about yesterday’s discussion of music

remember: dylan, eagles, the dead, etc?
and i chased you all off my lawn?

good thing no one threw motown (early or late) into that mix
there would have been blood

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:24:45am

The hearings on Neomi Rao are a fucking dumpster fire it seems.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:25:12am

re: #231 Myron Falwell

Burlap and Sandstone are cheap novelties whose expiration dates came two years ago but they never realized it.

They are a minstrel show without the makeup.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:25:40am

re: #280 Scottish Dragon

The hearings on Neomi Rao are a fucking dumpster fire it seems.

[Embedded content]

“Only the best people.”

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gwangung  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:27:08am

re: #281 The Vicious Babushka

They are a minstrel show without the makeup.

BUt still gonna be confirmed by the assholes in the Senate.

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TedStriker  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:28:43am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

I meant with the public. When your average schmo thinks of Clint. They think of the Man With No Name, Dirty Harry, Walt (his Gran Torino character)- they don’t think of his directing chops.

I’m more partial to Philo Beddoe myself…

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:29:03am

re: #283 gwangung

BUt still gonna be confirmed by the assholes in the Senate.

2016 would have been a good year to worry about that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:30:07am

re: #280 Scottish Dragon

The hearings on Neomi Rao are a fucking dumpster fire it seems.

[Embedded content]

Because you’re a zealot.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:30:29am

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

“Only the best people.”

I saw analysis a few months ago on why is it that these Heritage Foundation judges are always full blown nuts and usually have marginal legal academic resumes.

There is a very thin talent pool for Heritage et al to draw from who actually believe this crazy shit that she is saying, but if you are a true believer, you will be set up and nurtured beyond your wildest dreams with clerkships and safe judge seats, even with a mediocre academic transcript.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:31:36am

re: #285 Decatur Deb

2016 would have been a good year to worry about that.

Too many Bernie supporters didn’t care about that. They thought Hillary was evil incarnate. And the Democrats failed to make that an issue in the campaign, perhaps out of fear of chasing off conservative voters.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:33:18am

re: #283 gwangung

BUt still gonna be confirmed by the assholes in the Senate.

Uh, have Diamond & Silk been named to cabinet positions? I mean that could actually happen…

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:36:18am

re: #287 Scottish Dragon

I saw analysis a few months ago on why is it that these Heritage Foundation judges are always full blown nuts and usually have marginal legal academic resumes.

There is a very thin talent pool for Heritage et al to draw from who actually believe this crazy shit that she is saying, but if you are a true believer, you will be set up and nurtured beyond your wildest dreams with clerkships and safe judge seats, even with a mediocre academic transcript.

I am not so impressed by excellent academic transcripts — after all Scalia was a brilliant student. Personally, I consider recommendation by the Federalist Society a disqualifying mark against a nominee’s character. And character plays a more important role in judgement than academic skill.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:39:30am

re: #280 Scottish Dragon

The hearings on Neomi Rao are a fucking dumpster fire it seems.

[Embedded content]

Does Rao know why she did anything prior to her nomination???

She seems to be clueless about her own past thinking.

Not judge material. How the hell did she get to this stage?

One other thing. Is Joni Ernst getting a lesson in how conservatives think about and treat women?

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:40:48am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:43:27am

re: #291 ObserverArt

One other thing. Is Joni Ernst getting a lesson in how conservatives think about and treat women?

When it comes to PHONEY JONI she knows her re-election is in serious trouble.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:53:26am

re: #290 Hecuba’s daughter

I am not so impressed by excellent academic transcripts — after all Scalia was a brilliant student. Personally, I consider recommendation by the Federalist Society a disqualifying mark against a nominee’s character. And character plays a more important role in judgement than academic skill.

However, most lawyers are not interested in going with Heritage, Federalist Society etc and thus the right wing flagship legal societies are left with fewer (and often crazier fringe) candidates to work with for grooming into power.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 10:56:11am

re: #284 TedStriker

I’m more partial to Philo Beddoe myself…

i ‘right turn clyde’ mrs dm all the time

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:00:19am

re: #291 ObserverArt

Does Rao know why she did anything prior to her nomination???

She seems to be clueless about her own past thinking.

Not judge material. How the hell did she get to this stage?

One other thing. Is Joni Ernst getting a lesson in how conservatives think about and treat women?

Yeah. I mean if she would say I was a very narrow minded person at that time and here’s an example of why this doesn’t reflect my current philosophy, might be different but she’s been nominated explicitly because of stuff like this.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:02:10am

The arrogance of these Trump nominees is astounding. They think they can say anything because they are guaranteed to glide through the senate no matter what.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:03:45am

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

Uh, have Diamond & Silk been named to cabinet positions? I mean that could actually happen…

Looks like the response was actually to #280 rather than your #281. I’ve almost done that a couple times.

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sagehen  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:04:48am

re: #287 Scottish Dragon

I saw analysis a few months ago on why is it that these Heritage Foundation judges are always full blown nuts and usually have marginal legal academic resumes.

There is a very thin talent pool for Heritage et al to draw from who actually believe this crazy shit that she is saying, but if you are a true believer, you will be set up and nurtured beyond your wildest dreams with clerkships and safe judge seats, even with a mediocre academic transcript.

The soft bigotry of low expectations.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:06:04am

It’s fascinating that the moron-in-chief keeps referring to himself as “your favorite president” while at the same time some little kid is supposedly bullied because he has the same last name.

I won’t even try to untwist that trumpian logic.

It’s cake they can eat, I guess.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:06:06am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:07:06am

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s fascinating that the moron-in-chief keeps referring to himself as “your favorite president” while at the same time some little kid is supposedly bullied because he has the same last name.

I won’t even try to untwist that trumpian logic.

It’s cake they can eat, I guess.

I bet the kid got some chops busted. I knew a kid named Bush in school. He didn’t get any shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:07:12am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

Yeah. I mean if she would say I was a very narrow minded person at that time and here’s an example of why this doesn’t reflect my current philosophy, might be different but she’s been nominated explicitly because of stuff like this.

It’s not like she was photographed in blackface while in college…

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:08:03am

re: #301 Charles Johnson

I can’t wait till tonight to not watch this.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:08:32am

re: #303 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not like she was photographed in blackface while in college…

Oh snap.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:08:48am

re: #104 HappyWarrior

He as was said about TR: the corpse at every funeral and the bride at every wedding.

I thought that was the character “Brother Theodore” who appeared on the Letterman show back in the 80s, and was featured as the menacing freak in the Tom Hanks movie “The ‘Burbs.”

“Zees are dangerous kvestions you are asking there, Dave!”
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:10:10am

re: #301 Charles Johnson

I’ve been trying to pretend this wasted sack of useless corruption isn’t really going to give another egomaniacal, delusional, hateful State of the Union speech tonight, but I guess I can’t make it go away by ignoring it.

you dont have to see or hear it

it’s guaranteed to ‘be in all the papers’

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:10:23am

It amuses me that the right wing legal types are organized. For all the crap about liberal judges, there’s really not a liberal version of the Federalist society. Obama’s three picks were all different. All liberal mostly obviously but not clones either.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:10:41am

re: #304 Sir John Barron

I can’t wait till tonight to not watch this.

ive already started not watching it

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:11:07am

re: #306 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I thought that was the character “Brother Theodore” who appeared on the Letterman show back in the 80s, and was featured as the menacing freak in the Tom Hanks movie “The ‘Burbs.”

[Embedded content]

Real one liner used by a critic of Teddy’s. I forget who. May have been Mark Hanna.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:11:34am

re: #309 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

ive already started not watching it

Yeah? Well I’ started not watching it two years ago.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:12:19am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

It amuses me that the right wing legal types are organized. For all the crap about liberal judges, there’s really not a liberal version of the Federalist society. Obama’s three picks were all different. All liberal mostly obviously but not clones either.

the democrats and republicans (left/right), (liberal/conservative) are playing entirely different games of politics

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:12:38am

re: #301 Charles Johnson

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:12:41am

re: #311 HappyWarrior

Yeah? Well I’ started not watching it two years ago.

i surrender

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:13:36am

re: #312 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

the democrats and republicans (left/right), (liberal/conservative) are playing entirely different games of politics

I belong to no organized party, I’m a Democrat.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:13:47am

re: #311 HappyWarrior

Yeah? Well I’ started not watching it two years ago.

i have installed to chrome ‘make trump tweets eight again’ and ‘make america kittens again’ so i dont have to see his ugly mug

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Sir John Barron  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:14:52am

re: #280 Scottish Dragon

“I’m honestly not sure why I wrote that in college,” Rao says.

Same

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:15:11am

re: #301 Charles Johnson

It’s going to be more of a Campaign Rally than a SOTU. Hell, he might just try to get the House GOP to start chanting “Lock her up!”

Half /

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:17:53am

Is it wrong to think it would be a whole lot of fun to have every single Democrat in unison blurt out “you lie” the minute Trump says his first whopper?

Maybe just say it the minute he opens his mouth.

Because he does and he will.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:18:38am

re: #316 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

i have installed to chrome ‘make trump tweets eight again’ and ‘make america kittens again’ so i dont have to see his ugly mug

I still use John Oliver’s “Make Trump Drumpf Again” extension.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:18:47am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

Real one liner used by a critic of Teddy’s. I forget who. May have been Mark Hanna.

It was a quote from Teddy’s daughter Alice: en.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:20:01am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:20:50am

re: #322 jaunte

Worst First Family Ever!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:20:56am

re: #321 Hecuba’s daughter

It was a quote from Teddy’s daughter Alice: en.wikipedia.org

Ah! She had a funny one about Dewey being the man on the wedding cake. ARL was an interesting lady. Started out to her father’s right politically but was quite liberal into her 90’s. Might make a cool miniseries imo.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:21:16am

re: #322 jaunte

[Embedded content]

And I call it the Aristocrats!

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CongoJack  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:25:08am

re: #319 ObserverArt

Is it wrong to think it would be a whole lot of fun to have every single Democrat in unison blurt out “you lie” the minute Trump says his first whopper?

Maybe just say it the minute he opens his mouth.

Because he does and he will.

Lol - had the same thought at the same time…

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:30:04am

People who think they have photographic memories or that their memories are far more reliable than average are scary because that’s ego defense and self deception masquerading as skill.

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sagehen  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:35:33am

re: #269 Decatur Deb

Let’s not even start on Kiri Te Kanawa. How about everybody sings and plays what they like, and people with an objection don’t buy a ticket?

[Embedded content]

She looks like Elizabeth Warren.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:36:46am

re: #328 sagehen

She looks like Elizabeth Warren.

I thought the same.

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teleskiguy  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:39:52am

Got a forced day off from the ski area today.

Detour is over 200 miles. Eastbound I-70 is open intermittently, westbound is still closed, they’re saying *maybe* one lane westbound will open later this evening.

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CongoJack  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:41:57am

I’m enjoying twitter more and more

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:44:03am

re: #324 HappyWarrior

Ah! She had a funny one about Dewey being the man on the wedding cake. ARL was an interesting lady. Started out to her father’s right politically but was quite liberal into her 90’s. Might make a cool miniseries imo.

Upon further reflection, the Brother Theodore line turned that on its head:

“I am always the bride at the funeral, the corpse at every wedding.”

I actually think this *does* apply to Trump. He is such a malevolent toad. His presence in any room these days has to be like a giant buffalo explosive diarrhea dump.

I physically long for the day when we collectively no longer have to think about this arrogant asshole any more.

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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:45:28am
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jaunte  Feb 5, 2019 • 11:48:18am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:00:24pm

re: #334 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I know that even this Administration will do the right thing on rare occasions, but the primary thrust of their policies are entirely evil. If they can’t hurt someone, put money in the pockets of the obscenely rich, or advance Russian global influence, they just aren’t terribly interested.

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plansbandc  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:02:57pm

So I see a social media wave of hatred for baby boomers. Get it, I guess because lots of boomers voted for the fat orange tyrant.

Could do the “not all boomers” boomersplain, but I don’t really have the energy. Just another thing to sow discord and hate.

Thinking maybe this social media experiment has been a highly catastrophic failure.

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sagehen  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:09:02pm

I don’t “hate” baby-boomers — but I resent that a generation who had well-funded public schools, libraries open 18 hours a day, parks & recreation programs, free college, union wages, FHA mortgages, etc etc etc… criticize the “lazy selfish brats” who had none of those things for having a hard time making ends meet.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:09:22pm

re: #336 plansbandc

So I see a social media wave of hatred for baby boomers. Get it, I guess because lots of boomers voted for the fat orange tyrant.

Could do the “not all boomers” boomersplain, but I don’t really have the energy. Just another thing to sow discord and hate.

Thinking maybe this social media experiment has been a highly catastrophic failure.

I’m a Millennial as you know. I try not to blame boomers. There are plenty of people in my generation who are just as bigoted and responsible for Trump.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:10:19pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:16:03pm

re: #336 plansbandc

I’ve been hearing about the eevil boomers since I was 10 and the oldest ones were graduating high school. The only question I have left is, who are they going to blame when we’re all gone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:17:19pm

re: #340 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I’ve been hearing about the eevil boomers since I was 10 and the oldest ones were graduating high school. The only question I have left is, who are they going to blame when we’re all gone.

Obama

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CongoJack  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:18:50pm

re: #337 sagehen

I don’t “hate” baby-boomers — but I resent that a generation who had well-funded public schools, libraries open 18 hours a day, parks & recreation programs, free college, union wages, FHA mortgages, etc etc etc… criticize the “lazy selfish brats” who had none of those things for having a hard time making ends meet.

I blame the baby boomers for the “Greed is Good” mentality from the 80s. It helped literally no one.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:27:48pm

re: #283 gwangung

BUt still gonna be confirmed by the assholes in the Senate.

But we know someone else that needs to resign for something he did in college.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2019 • 12:45:43pm

re: #337 sagehen

I don’t “hate” baby-boomers — but I resent that a generation who had well-funded public schools, libraries open 18 hours a day, parks & recreation programs, free college, union wages, FHA mortgages, etc etc etc… criticize the “lazy selfish brats” who had none of those things for having a hard time making ends meet.

I’m a Boomer & I don’t blame Millennials. I raised a bunch of Millennials, as well as a bunch of GenXers. I mean really, how can you stereotype an entire generation?

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Myron Falwell  Feb 5, 2019 • 1:27:03pm

re: #283 gwangung

BUt still gonna be confirmed by the assholes in the Senate.

Were those two nitwits actually nominated for cabinet positions?

And speaking of, William Barr hasn’t been confirmed as AG yet, which admittedly raises an eyebrow on my end.


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All of UsAll of Us, winner of the 2019 New York Festivals Gold Medal Award is a 6-minute animated film about a story of friendship and courage in a dangerous world. The film was co-directed by Oscar winning animator Daniel Greaves and ...
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Internal NRA Memos Reveal Hidden Payments to Enrich Top Executives Marc Owens, who served for 10 years as the head of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversees tax-exempt enterprises, recently reviewed these records. “The litany of red flags is just extraordinary,” he said. “The materials reflect one of ...
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Anderson .Paak - Make It Better (Ft. Smokey Robinson) (Official Video)MAKE IT BETTER out now!smarturl.itDirected by Andy Hines © 2019 Aftermath Entertainment, Exclusively Distributed by 12ToneMusic, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Shop official Anderson .Paak merchandise here:buy.andersonpaak.com Follow Anderson here:Instagram: instagram.comTwitter: @AndersonPaakFacebook: facebook.com ---Powered by vydia.com
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Lilly Hiatt - ‘You Must Go’ [Audio Only] From John Hiatt & Lilly Hiatt's "You Must Go" / "All Kinds Of People," available April 13, 2019 exclusively on 7in vinyl for Record Store Day 2019. Performed by Lilly Hiatt Written by John HiattOriginal recording released on 'Walk ...
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Norah Jones - Begin Again (Audio)Music video by Norah Jones performing Begin Again (Audio). © 2019 Capitol Records, LLC vevo.ly
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Trump Attacks Ilhan Omar Yet Again: Bad for Our Country “Look, she’s been very disrespectful to this country,” Trump told KSTP reporter Tom Hauser after an economic roundtable event in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville yesterday. “She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t ...
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How Accurate Are Scientific Predictions About Climate? SOURCES ARE BELOW First, some CORRECTIONS: 1) Jerry Taylor did leave the Cato Institute, and set up his own think-tank called the Niskanen Center. It also reflects Libertarian views. 2) Some reputable researchers have found that if the reduction ...
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Jackson Browne Reunited With the Section ‘Rock Me on the Water’ The Section featuring Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel reunite with Jackson Browne at the 2018 NAMM TEC Awards held at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA., to perform "Rock Me On the Water". Also featuring ...
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