Country Music for 2019: Merle Hazard, “(Gimme Some of That) Ol’ Atonal Music”

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I was already laughing at the lyrics, but I totally fell out at the banjo solo.

A country singer reminisces, tunefully, about his late father, who was a composer of atonal music. Written and sung by Merle Hazard. Featuring Alison Brown and her friends. Produced by Alison Brown at Compass Sound Studio, Nashville, Tennessee. Now available for purchase or streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, etc. Video directed by John Moessner. Closed captions provided. Visit merlehazard.com. Lyric at docs.google.com

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191 comments

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ObserverArt  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:18:23pm

I commented the other day, the John Cage break was classic in this video. But the banjo was pretty fun too.

Edit to add: Allison Brown is the banjo player.

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Nyet  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:36:18pm

Third time is a charm.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:36:19pm
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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:36:47pm

Followed Charles’s early post in the last thread to add to the Bill Mitchell ridicule and only wasn’t CL’d because I noticed there was already a post to this thread.

And because I managed to CL myself yet again just before that…
re: #222 Chrysicat

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:48:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:52:39pm

Mitchell’s on a roll. A really really stupid roll.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:53:07pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Mitchell’s on a roll. A really really stupid roll.

Dude. Bill. Put the bottle down and go get help.

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Targetpractice  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:55:37pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Mitchell’s on a roll. A really really stupid roll.

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It’s never a good look when a moron responds to being called on saying something stupid by engaging in a temper tantrum of doubling down.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 12:56:04pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

I missed the original - what did he say?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:04:30pm

re: #9 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I missed the original - what did he say?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:04:45pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Mitchell’s on a roll. A really really stupid roll.

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Bill, let the adults talk and play with your toys.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:05:39pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dude… what?

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Targetpractice  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:07:04pm

Seriously, when you’ve shown you’re factually challenged, you don’t exactly cover yourself in glory when called on such to go “OH YEAH?! WELL, HOW ABOUT THIS, MR SMARTY PANTS?!” and then exchange your shovel for a backhoe.

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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:08:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:10:44pm

re: #12 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dude… what?

exactly

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:13:59pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Mitchell’s on a roll. A really really stupid roll.

CO2 makes up .004 of the Earth’s atmosphere, or 4 parts per 1000. CO2 levels have increased roughly 39% since 1750.

Global warming “scientists” would have us believe that an increase of roughly 1 part per 1000 in 300 years has caused global warming?

Rubbish. Junk science.

as if the admittedly minute concentration of anything is proof of its lethality - or any other property

bill, you’ve stated an (uninformed) opinion
prove it. with science. like every one else does.

or else stfu

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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:21:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:21:18pm

hahahahahahahaha

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Teddy's Person  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:27:33pm

JFC

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HappyWarrior  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:31:41pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahaha

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Candece really showed what they’re all about when she talked about the Nazis. Mock the idiots.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:31:57pm

re: #19 Teddy’s Person

JFC

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Seriously.

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BlueGrl21  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:42:33pm

re: #2 Nyet

Third time is a charm.

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When I was in high school there was a roaming band of cruel, mean-ass nerds. They were convinced they were smarter than everyone else, they had no limits to what they would say, they said the most vile things possible to be “edgy.” They were sexist as hell and thought doing things like lecturing about racial purity was just having an alternative viewpoint and challenging the intellect of us sheep. They were absolutely insufferable and ridiculous.

This is them.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:44:22pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

Candece really showed what they’re all about when she talked about the Nazis. Mock the idiots.

with tubas
real and metaphorical

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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:48:23pm

Note the “on someone else’s TL” in my comment. No, I don’t intentionally go stalking my sealions, but if he throws his crap at someone else, you better believe I’ll try to decrease the amount of people he convinces to #TurnRight. And I’m bitching about it this way because I really, really want to follow my own order not to engage him further in his sealioning the Mitchell thread.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 1:59:10pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

Candece really showed what they’re all about when she talked about the Nazis. Mock the idiots.

from the article:

The UK launch branch of Turning Point, a right-wing student movement for “free markets, limited government and public responsibility”, has just launched on Twitter but it hasn’t gone entirely to plan.

Turning Point, which has the backing of Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg (so it must be good) launched as @TPointUK on Twitter and is keen to reassure its followers that young people can be right wing too.

bwahahahaaaa

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:00:15pm
“The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win!”

— President Trump, on Twitter.

i wanna repeat this

part of the reason trump sees house democrat’s behavior as different from the R’s is that the R’s never did any oversight

everyone knows the executive is subject to oversight

trump came in with two friendly houses

in the very early days we all hoped the R senate and house would at a minimum ‘do their job’, protect their turf, etc.

instead they nearly instantly rolled over completely.

the only ‘questioning’ he got was from some in the media and mueller, sdny, etc.
*we* kept talking about no one questioning him and why he wanted the job etc

the only reason this whole notion has come up now - of him being ‘questioned’ is because of the midterms.

this is actually what minimally normal constitutionality looks like.
the first two years were not

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:01:02pm
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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:01:06pm

Probably not the answer he’s looking for.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:03:43pm

re: #28 Belafon

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Probably not the answer he’s looking for.

A look that says no to jagoffs like him I’m sure.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:05:28pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:05:47pm

This thread is a lot to process.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:07:20pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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posted this morning downstairs, perfect fit!

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:07:35pm

The best part is that she’s doing this without demeaning the office. She’s getting people engaged and paying attention.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:10:02pm

re: #28 Belafon

Liberal women have a certain ‘look’. Everyone knows it, but nobody says it

Probably not the answer he’s looking for.

i’ll say it: twaddle

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:11:22pm

some media folks are not happy

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:13:21pm

re: #30 Belafon

I have a feeling they know a lot of what is in those tax returns. And they’re scared to death the corruption will be made public

overstatement of deductions - that’ll be in those tax returns
sources of some income - that’ll be in those tax returns and might tell us something

my guess is the biggest fear is what isnt in those tax returns: all the unreported income

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:14:53pm

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

some media folks are not happy

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Are media people unaware of how legislation is created?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:16:55pm

re: #37 Belafon

Are media people unaware of how legislation is created?

for the most part, they are unaware about most things

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Decatur Deb  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:17:48pm

re: #37 Belafon

Are media people unaware of how legislation is created?

“When a bill and a concurrent resolution really love each other…”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:18:28pm

re: #33 Belafon

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The best part is that she’s doing this without demeaning the office. She’s getting people engaged and paying attention.

Absolutely. I find her a breath of fresh air. She’s authentic, effective, but she’s also open minded too.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:21:22pm

Oops. CLed on earlier thread

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

A lot of those people probably don’t like the idea of “taking advice from the help” because unfortunately, a lot of white Americans have rather, shall we say, strongly-held stereotypes of Japanese women (and Asian people in general).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:25:11pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Oops. CLed on earlier thread

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

A lot of those people probably don’t like the idea of “taking advice from the help” because unfortunately, a lot of white Americans have rather, shall we say, strongly-held stereotypes of Japanese women (and Asian people in general).

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:28:24pm

re: #39 Decatur Deb

“When a bill and a concurrent resolution really love each other…”

from the previous thread re the SR500, this is my envious face

i had my first bike, a yamaha R5 350 two stroke, and wanted to move up. i had touring in my blood. i actually melted a hole in one of the pistons from overloading the bike with gear and a passenger and trying to ride 100 miles out to the east end of long island

anyway was looking at the SR500 and the dealer talked me out of it. his loss.
i ended up buying a used honda cb750 (what else)? had it for 6 months.
then bought my first harley and never looked back.

i know they’re not for everybody, and i’d never buy another new one now.
still 38 odd years and probably 350k+ miles and whatever ‘problems’ i’ve had i wouldnt trade a minute of it

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:31:24pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Oops. CLed on earlier thread

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

A lot of those people probably don’t like the idea of “taking advice from the help” because unfortunately, a lot of white Americans have rather, shall we say, strongly-held stereotypes of Japanese women (and Asian people in general).

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Decatur Deb  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:37:09pm

re: #43 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

In case you haven’t seen it, this is the greatest bit of sr500 porn. I’ve played it here before, so I’ll try to place it in Private.

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Targetpractice  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:37:27pm

re: #30 Belafon

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The Clintons released over a decade’s worth of tax records for themselves as well as their Foundation…and the GOP demanded more.

Hillary provided a certified letter from her physician that she was healthy and fit for office…and the GOP demanded her medical records.

Hillary turned over her own email server as well as tens of thousands of emails that she’d been accused of “hiding”…and the GOP demanded she turn over her personal emails as well.

But please, let us hear more about how worried they are about “privacy.”///////

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:51:17pm

Should the tax returns of a President be a matter of public record?

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:52:23pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahaha

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I’m dying of laughter!! What a bleeding mess. It can’t be that hard to launch a Twitter account.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:52:42pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Should the tax returns of a President be a matter of public record?

Why not?

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bd (Emergency!)  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:55:07pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Should the tax returns of a President be a matter of public record?

Only for the years he is on office? If even then?

Not so sure the returns of JFK or FDR would look great under the microscope?

Obviously the public doesn’t demand it of their candidates.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:56:28pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Should the tax returns of a President be a matter of public record?

Absolutely in that it’s one of the most reliable ways of detecting violations of the Emoluments Clause.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 9, 2019 • 2:59:56pm

OT When I was out earlier this day someone left a business card in my door. He calls himself an Energy Broker. I have never heard of this and it is tweaking my BS detector. Has anyone here heard of an Energy Broker?

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:01:34pm

re: #52 PhillyPretzel

OT When I was out earlier this day someone left a business card in my door. He calls himself an Energy Broker. I have never heard of this and it is tweaking my BS detector. Has anyone here heard of an Energy Broker?

We use one here in the DFW area called Energy Ogre. We pay them $10/month, and they shop for a good rate for us, switching about every 6 months. The rates have been about half of TXU or Reliant.

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jamesfirecat  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:01:54pm

re: #52 PhillyPretzel

OT When I was out earlier this day someone left a business card in my door. He calls himself an Energy Broker. I have never heard of this and it is tweaking my BS detector. Has anyone here heard of an Energy Broker?

It’s a real enough thing to have a wikipedia page describing it…

en.wikipedia.org

“Energy brokers assist clients in procuring electric or natural gas from energy wholesalers/suppliers.”

Your call if that’s something you need or not, and doesn’t mean that guy in particular isn’t BS, just wanted to do what I could to help after a quick google.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:02:17pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Should the tax returns of a President be a matter of public record?

I think at least the last 14 years, the residency requirement for president.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:03:01pm

re: #45 Decatur Deb

In case you haven’t seen it, this is the greatest bit of sr500 porn. I’ve played it here before, so I’ll try to place it in Private.

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that sound….
that’s why.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:03:08pm

I have never liked Bill Maher, but he hits it out of the park here. (Though nothing he says hasn’t been said by the lizardians here for the past few years.)

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:05:08pm

re: #54 jamesfirecat

It’s a real enough thing to have a wikipedia page describing it…

en.wikipedia.org

“Energy brokers assist clients in procuring electric or natural gas from energy wholesalers/suppliers.”

Your call if that’s something you need or not, and doesn’t mean that guy in particular isn’t BS, just wanted to do what I could to help after a quick google.

Yeah, I would research that particular person, but the concept isn’t. It helps here in Texas that, due to one of the few things Texas Republicans did that I agree with, the company that owns the power lines isn’t the company that delivers the electricity. Thus, we’ve got enough of the latter to be competitive.

I wish they would do the same thing to cell service in this country.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:07:03pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Should the tax returns of a President be a matter of public record?

while in the office, absolutely.
how else can we determine whether there is … well, anything.
it used to be based on faith and trust
there isnt any more.
trump is the demonstration why there cant be

as a candidate - up to the parties.
mine better make it a requirement.

money affects policy affects money affects policy…..

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:08:00pm

re: #52 PhillyPretzel

OT When I was out earlier this day someone left a business card in my door. He calls himself an Energy Broker. I have never heard of this and it is tweaking my BS detector. Has anyone here heard of an Energy Broker?

wholesale gatorade salesman?
clif bars?

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:08:04pm

re: #53 Belafon

re: #54 jamesfirecat

Thanks for the information. My electric and gas are low enough for me. The only bill I would like lowered is my water bill. The water company is owned by the city and I do not believe anything can be done with it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:09:06pm

re: #58 Belafon

Yeah, I would research that particular person, but the concept isn’t. It helps here in Texas that, due to one of the few things Texas Republicans did that I agree with, the company that owns the power lines isn’t the company that delivers the electricity. Thus, we’ve got enough of the latter to be competitive.

I wish they would do the same thing to cell service in this country.

Cell service is a bit more complicated because if you have too much coverage, you can start getting radio interference. I’m actually thinking this approach would be far better with ISP’s.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:11:22pm

re: #62 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Cell service is a bit more complicated because if you have too much coverage, you can start getting radio interference. I’m actually thinking this approach would be far better with ISP’s.

We wouldn’t have overlapping service from different companies if we basically had a single set of hardware, which means it could spread out into the areas that aren’t currently getting as well covered.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:11:51pm

re: #62 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

But yeah, it should also happen to ISPs.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:12:24pm

re: #63 Belafon

re: #64 Belafon

Yeah, I see your point now, and now that I’ve thought it through, that would be a good approach.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:31:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:37:10pm

moron is back at it

he is so stupid

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:39:49pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is back at it

he is so stupid

The best use of Executive Time. The best!

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:43:34pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is back at it

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he is so stupid

He’s not. He’s rallying the Jade Helm troops who elected him.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:43:56pm

re: #44 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:44:47pm

re: #66 Barefoot Grin

Initially, I was part of the crowd who thought he should step down. Lately, I’ve come to realize that while he was wrong to wear blackface in the 1980s, he doesn’t appear to be racist now. I just wish he had owned up to his past before he ran for office and apologized for it from the get go.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:47:32pm

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

Initially, I was part of the crowd who thought he should step down. Lately, I’ve come to realize that while he was wrong to wear blackface in the 1980s, he doesn’t appear to be racist now. I just wish he had owned up to his past before he ran for office and apologized for it from the get go.

It’s a weird turn of events. I was too. But now I want more information about the Lt. Governor.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:56:30pm

re: #69 Barefoot Grin

He’s not. He’s rallying the Jade Helm troops who elected him.

…by being his stupid self.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2019 • 3:56:46pm

This thread really personalizes gun violence on many levels:

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Amory Blaine  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:02:33pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

This thread is a lot to process.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:03:10pm

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

Initially, I was part of the crowd who thought he should step down. Lately, I’ve come to realize that while he was wrong to wear blackface in the 1980s, he doesn’t appear to be racist now. I just wish he had owned up to his past before he ran for office and apologized for it from the get go.

At the very least, I had no doubt that the Repugs who wanted to replace him do not have prettier pasts, and no-one will hold them to account, while he might be inclined to examine the matter.

As to his not owning up, it seems entirely possible that he forgot, or didn’t think much of it. Not just white privilege showing itself — it was 34 years ago (and I find his statement that the yearbook picture wasn’t him plausible now that I’ve heard the background).

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freetoken  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:03:17pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is back at it

he is so stupid

he is so malicious

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:03:27pm

re: #74 Barefoot Grin

This thread really personalizes gun violence on many levels:

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For me, yes. The son of my mom’s best friend was shot and killed in LA in a street holdup when he was walking with friends after lunch (this was in the 1980s). I don’t know the details of the incident. I knew him because we stayed at their house whenever my travel hockey team would play in Indianapolis, and even though he was probably 6 or 7 years older he talked to me like a friend—otherwise I wouldn’t have remember him.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:12:30pm

Check out galaxy brain over here.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:13:10pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:13:56pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

Check out galaxy brain over here.

The stupid, it burns.

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jamesfirecat  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:14:37pm

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The stupid, it burns.

//Just like the sun itself… checkmate.

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nowherenorth2  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:14:39pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

To quote bill Hicks

Looks like we got ourselves a reader here

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:14:41pm
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:16:01pm

Maybe it’s just me, but I want to know what any politician was up to when it comes to what they did for a living before they ran for office.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:18:48pm

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The stupid, it burns.

Which one? Bill or DJexs?

Both, right?

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:20:26pm

JFC

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:21:58pm

re: #86 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Which one? Bill or DJexs?

Both, right?

Yes.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:23:53pm

Another Angel.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:24:19pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:25:28pm

re: #58 Belafon

Yeah, I would research that particular person, but the concept isn’t. It helps here in Texas that, due to one of the few things Texas Republicans did that I agree with, the company that owns the power lines isn’t the company that delivers the electricity. Thus, we’ve got enough of the latter to be competitive.

I wish they would do the same thing to cell service in this country.

Good luck breaking up that Oligopoly. Too much money and vested interests there for any meaningful change to happen, methink.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:26:27pm

re: #90 Belafon

I’m sick and fucking tired of people saying “vaccines cause autism” like autism is a Bad Thing. We’re not damaged, we’re just DIFFERENT. Jesus H. Tap-Dancing Christ, we’re people, we function, but because we don’t function in the same way as the majority of society, we’re broken and need to be fixed. For fuck’s sake, if we said the same things about blacks or Hispanics as we do about autistic people, we’d be lined up against the wall and shot for being racist!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:30:17pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:30:54pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

JFC

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Reading that almost makes me sick to my stomach.

If Warren becomes the nominee, the Trumpers are going to crank the racist remarks up to 11.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:32:29pm

re: #94 Eclectic Cyborg

I’ve already decided to shut anything campaign-related down until one week before the election next year. I’ll never make it alive if I don’t.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:33:37pm

re: #94 Eclectic Cyborg

Reading that almost makes me sick to my stomach.

If Warren becomes the nominee, the Trumpers are going go crank the racist remarks up to 11.

I went to go hunt for an article about her right after she announced, and all of the headlines were a variant of “Senator Warren announces candidacy among lingering questions over her handling of her ancestry.”

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:34:35pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

JFC

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I do like how “I and other racists” == “Some people”.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:36:48pm

re: #96 Belafon

I went to go hunt for an article about her right after she announced, and all of the headlines were a variant of “Senator Warren announces candidacy among lingering questions over her handling of her ancestry.”

When in reality, there are no lingering questions. It’s just a cheap way to keep the ancestry topic alive.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:37:56pm
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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:40:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:42:22pm

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:43:07pm

re: #100 jaunte

Fucking idiot. He has a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.

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Citizen K  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:47:03pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

JFC

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Sadly, this is possibly the most correct response out of that:

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:47:28pm

Wait until April 15.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 4:54:10pm
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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:05:21pm

re: #104 jaunte

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Wait until April 15.

Do you think people will want it more or less after that?

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:06:36pm

re: #106 Belafon

Picking an arbitrary date for when most people will figure out the new tax plan has shafted them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:09:07pm

re: #106 Belafon

Do you think people will want it more or less after that?

More. When their dreams of refunds turn into nightmares of taxes owed, there will be a lot of people who conclude that they’re paying for the tax cut for (insert name of hated rich person here).

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TedStriker  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:11:12pm

Me right now: Burning a lot of time at playing The Oregon Trail at the Internet Archive during a slow day at work…

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Old Liberal  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:11:55pm

re: #108 Blind Frog Belly White

More. When their dreams of refunds turn into nightmares of taxes owed, there will be a lot of people who conclude that they’re paying for the tax cut for (insert name of hated rich person here).

Blue states pay more. Red states pay less. As designed by right wing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:13:15pm

re: #105 jaunte

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Now if only they hadn’t piled onto Senator Warren on the RWNJs’ side….

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terraincognita  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:13:36pm

re: #89 Dave In Austin

Another Angel.

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There are times you wonder about people; there are times you hate people…and there are times you are overwhelmed by the wondrous, the astonishing and the glory there are in some human beings

For you Kazi Mannan, owner of Sakina Halal Grill—namaste. I do not bow to you, but to that what is divine in you, that pure transcendence of the human spirit which escapes beyond the confines and chains of the temporal.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:14:51pm
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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:15:54pm

re: #110 Old Liberal

Blue states pay more. Red states pay less. As designed by right wing.

The recent tax cut hurt anyone taking deductions. A lot of not upper middle class people take some but not all of their deductions in order to get a refund. The tax changes meant that for people who didn’t change their withholding were going to get less, or possibly owe, because the standard deduction changed. And that will affect red states.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:18:26pm

I am not only not taking any deductions, I’ve been having to pay extra for years. I still have to file, probably in a couple of weeks. We shall see what happens.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:19:37pm

re: #110 Old Liberal

Blue states pay more. Red states pay less. As designed by right wing.

But the thing is, because the Administration changed the withholding calculation, people who had gotten refunds reliably for years are finding themselves owing taxes because they didn’t have enough withheld. And for most people, that will make them think they’re paying more even if they aren’t, overall.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:21:31pm

re: #115 Belafon

David Cay Johnston was on MSNBC (a few days ago? hard to keep track)
talking about police officers losing their deductions for uniforms, equipment, and cleaning of uniforms, which is going to come as an unwelcome surprise nationwide.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:23:02pm

re: #117 jaunte

David Cay Johnston was on MSNBC (a few days ago? hard to keep track)
talking about police officers losing their deductions for uniforms, equipment, and cleaning of uniforms, which is going to come as an unwelcome surprise nationwide.

I think the rule also changed own mortgage interest deduction.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:23:59pm

re: #114 Belafon

The recent tax cut hurt anyone taking deductions. A lot of not upper middle class people take some but not all of their deductions in order to get a refund. The tax changes meant that for people who didn’t change their withholding were going to get less, or possibly owe, because the standard deduction changed. And that will affect red states.

Kentuckians are in for a real shock when they file state taxes this year and discover Bevin’s surprise.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:24:05pm

re: #118 Belafon

I think the rule also changed own mortgage interest deduction.

And the dependent tax credit, as well.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:24:08pm

re: #118 Belafon

He was noting it as a special touch from someone who claims such strong support for the police.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:24:47pm

re: #115 Belafon

I am not only not taking any deductions, I’ve been having to pay extra for years. I still have to file, probably in a couple of weeks. We shall see what happens.

You can add extra withholding on your W-4 if you want to avoid paying.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:25:32pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:26:03pm

re: #123 jaunte

Once again, the Republican motto: “As long as I get mine, fuck you.”

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:26:11pm

re: #122 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You can add extra withholding on your W-4 if you want to avoid paying.

I’m sorry, that’s what I meant by having to pay extra. I’m have more withheld, like you said.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:26:59pm

re: #125 Belafon

I’m sorry, that’s what I meant by having to pay extra. I’m have more withheld, like you said.

Ahhh, now I get ya. That’s interesting, actually - what’s the situation there? Normally an employer should be getting those calculations pretty correct, lest they get audited by the IRS…

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Archangelus  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:27:15pm

Feel-good story of the week:

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:27:55pm

re: #124 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Just like Sinclair Lewis’s The Jungle:
“Look at these unbearable slaughterhouse working conditions!”
“You mean I might get a worm in MY tinned beef?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:29:50pm
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jamesfirecat  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:30:03pm

re: #128 jaunte

Just like Sinclair Lewis’s The Jungle:
“Look at these unbearable slaughterhouse working conditions!”
“You mean I might get a worm in MY tinned beef?”

“I aimed for the public’s heart and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

Upton Sinclair

Who is a different person than Sinclair Lewis it is worth noting.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:30:47pm

re: #130 jamesfirecat

Upton, dammit. I always have to look that up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:33:35pm

re: #131 jaunte

Upton, dammit. I always have to look that up.

easy mistake.
Lewis wrote similar things: Babbitt, It Can’t Happen Here, Main Street…

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:33:46pm

re: #114 Belafon

Not a whole lot changed for us other than the usual 1.5 -3% yearly raise a lot of us get. We had to take the standard ded. and our refund was $100 less than last year.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:35:24pm

One of Sinclair Lewis’ lesser-known books is Cheap and Contented Labor, picture of a Southern mill town in 1929.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:35:32pm

re: #133 Dave In Austin

Not a whole lot changed for us other than the usual 1.5 -3% yearly raise a lot of us get. We had to take the standard ded. and our refund was $100 less than last year.

I mentioned previously, I lucked out this year because of the job change. New employer meant being forced to re-file my W-4. I’m pretty sure I would have still ended up with a refund, but it would’ve been a shock to see how much less it was.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:35:44pm

These days the once mighty Sinclair name is associated with mandatory propaganda spiel from Boris Epshteyn.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:37:42pm

Incredible photo.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:38:20pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Incredible photo.

Say what you will about Nat Geo, but I’ll be damned if they don’t have some of the best photographers in the business.

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Old Liberal  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:40:13pm

re: #118 Belafon

I think the rule also changed own mortgage interest deduction.

I don’t know how it finally washed but they were pushing for noFederal deduction for mortgage interest, property taxes, and state/local income tax. Blue states pay more in state income tax, housing cost more so mortgage interest is higher and property taxes are higher. I think they backed off but capped total deduction.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:44:12pm

JFC the wagons are circling

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:44:47pm

re: #140 The Vicious Babushka

JFC the wagons are circling

What the ever-loving FUCK is wrong with these people?!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:45:47pm

It’s real, not a fake

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:47:40pm

Oh and all the Twitturds jubilating ANDREW JACKSON WAS TEH DEMOCRAT!!!!1!!1!!

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:49:04pm

Schlichter doesn’t realize the disgust over Trump’s comment is not so much about a past we can’t change as a present that we absolutely have to.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:49:13pm

re: #143 The Vicious Babushka

Oh and all the Twitturds jubilating ANDREW JACKSON WAS TEH DEMOCRAT!!!!1!!1!!

These people have no comprehension of history, do they.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:49:57pm

always an old tweet:

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:50:22pm
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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:51:47pm
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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:52:50pm
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:53:05pm

The economic part of the peace deal…. Yeah, that’s story. I’d never do anything to profit from this.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:54:00pm

re: #150 Single-handed sailor

Every time I see a picture of him it makes me wonder what horror is under that skin suit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:54:46pm

re: #150 Single-handed sailor

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The economic part of the peace deal…. Yeah, that’s story. I’d never do anything to profit from this.

He’s running a ponzi scam.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:58:06pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 9, 2019 • 5:59:54pm

re: #152 The Vicious Babushka

He’s running a ponzi scam.

Pyramid scheme, with real pyramids.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:01:22pm

Stay the hell away from this mob!

Facebook Post

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:02:51pm

re: #153 jaunte

See this is what they meant with TAXES SO EASY YOU CAN FILL IT ON A POST CARD!!!!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:03:22pm

jfc these people

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Citizen K  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:06:13pm

Trump has really emboldened all the racists in this country to not hide what they are. And we’re seeing just how excessively many there really are in this country. And that depresses the fuck out of me.

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Jay C  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:06:58pm

re: #150 Single-handed sailor

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The economic part of the peace deal…. Yeah, that’s story. I’d never do anything to profit from this.

I can understand the concept of an economic component to a ME peace plan - except when Jared Kushner (or anyone in the Trump Admin, actually) is involved, all I can can think of is ”who’s grifting for a payoff, here?.”

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:09:13pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

jfc these peopl

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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:09:20pm

I should have checked last time Trump’s Jackson fetish was brought up, but this time I did look up “Jefferson-Jackson Day”. Unfortunately, it’s still called that in virtually all states.

So of course we get red trolls saying things like this, and the only response I have so far is:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:10:11pm

Little Miss Flint:

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Interesting Times  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:10:34pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

jfc these people

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Winning response:

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KGxvi  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:11:26pm

re: #153 jaunte

A reminder of the second golden rule:

He who has the gold, makes the rules

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:11:34pm
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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:13:32pm
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Citizen K  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:14:34pm

re: #165 Charles Johnson

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And yet, the media will see this shit, and take it as the opening to make millions od articles attacking…Warren. Not the man tossing out slurs and xenophobia, and making the entire profession of journalism out to be the enemy, but the person that man is attacking at the moment.

We are stuck in a racist Stockholm Syndrome nightmare.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:14:56pm

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Stay the hell away from this mob!

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I see some people that belong behind a wall.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:15:51pm

re: #158 Citizen K

Trump has really emboldened all the racists in this country to not hide what they are. And we’re seeing just how excessively many there really are in this country. And that depresses the fuck out of me.

Glass half full: I don’t have to worry about who might be a racist around me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:21:07pm

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Stay the hell away from this mob!

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:21:29pm

My wife is watching the PBS documentary about Mister Rogers. The first week of the show, which started in 1968, the King proclaimed that he did not like change. His solution: He had a wall built.

I also learned that behind-the-scene’s Fred was not a prude. One of the funny stories that was told was about how if people left their cameras around, someone would grab it, take a (random) shot, and put the camera back. One time, the floor guy got a hold of Roger’s camera, and had someone take a picture of him showing his ass. The guy didn’t hear about it until Christmas, when Rogers gave it back as a poster-sized Christmas gift.

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prairiefire  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:21:50pm

re: #163 Interesting Times

Winning response:

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At a DNC convention, no less.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:21:56pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:22:40pm

re: #171 Belafon

And I am watching it too. :)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:22:45pm

re: #173 Dave In Austin

RE-JECTED!!!!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:23:14pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:25:25pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

It’s OK because they’re Republicans. The GOP is allowed to do whatever the fuck they want to achieve their ends. Nobody will call them on it - well, except you, and us, and well-meaning citizens, but we’re just a fart in the wind compared to the media and the political establishment.

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Citizen K  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:26:12pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

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In the universe where Trump is president.

We’re in the bad Universe. The amount of people making apologia for Candice Owens’ apologia for Hitler should have made that fairly clear.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:26:46pm

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As someone said: These young adults, and slightly older adults like AOC, grew up on Harry Potter and Hunger Games. They have been trained to understand adults can sometimes be fucked up.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:27:50pm

Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel, who was proud to use the Romney name to get ahead until a man whose ego is fed on petty domination games forced her to get rid of it in public.

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plansbandc  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:29:42pm

My friend the libertarian has stated that after seeing Warren’s handwritten “American Indian” response on the Texas(?) application, that he doesn’t want to hear another word from her.

So yeah. The Pocahontas thing works like a charm.

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:31:53pm

re: #173 Dave In Austin

I’m just astonished at the people calling it a foul. I’m like “What?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:32:00pm
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Citizen K  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:32:35pm

re: #181 plansbandc

My friend the libertarian has stated that after seeing Warren’s handwritten “American Indian” response on the Texas(?) application, that he doesn’t want to hear another word from her.

So yeah. The Pocahontas thing works like a charm.

They’ve managed to swiftboat her out of the fucking gate. And it’s pretty much a show that they can destroy anyone they want if they put their force behind it because the media will gleefully parrot it ad nauseam while ignoring any and all fucking GOP sins ever.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:33:04pm

I have no words.

Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax released a new statement Saturday evening vowing not to resign and calling on the FB to investigate the two sexual assault allegations made against him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:35:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:37:08pm
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BeachDem  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:20:42pm

re: #161 Chrysicat

I should have checked last time Trump’s Jackson fetish was brought up, but this time I did look up “Jefferson-Jackson Day”. Unfortunately, it’s still called that in virtually all states.

So of course we get red trolls saying things like this, and the only response I have so far is:

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Here in South by dog Carolina, we changed ours to the Blue Palmetto Dinner in 2017. Damn, aren’t we progressive.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:24:55pm

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

See this is what they meant with TAXES SO EASY YOU CAN FILL IT ON A POST CARD!!!!

My tax preparer is getting yelled at by people asking why their returns aren’t being filled out on an actual postcard.

Oh and they are screaming at him because this year they’re owing thousands to the IRS.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:25:30pm

re: #147 jaunte

Here’s a sentiment I share.

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BeachDem  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:46:54pm

re: #171 Belafon

My wife is watching the PBS documentary about Mister Rogers. The first week of the show, which started in 1968, the King proclaimed that he did not like change. His solution: He had a wall built.

I also learned that behind-the-scene’s Fred was not a prude. One of the funny stories that was told was about how if people left their cameras around, someone would grab it, take a (random) shot, and put the camera back. One time, the floor guy got a hold of Roger’s camera, and had someone take a picture of him showing his ass. The guy didn’t hear about it until Christmas, when Rogers gave it back as a poster-sized Christmas gift.

Haven’t watched it yet, but my favorite Fred Rogers story is from Jonathan Kozol about
when he took Fred to the school in the South Bronx where he (Kozol) had long interacted with and written about the inequities in education and opportunity. He was working with the children/writing “Ordinary Resurrections.” Kozol, one of my heroes, and Rogers were friends.

Per Kozol’s account:

Occasionally I’ll bring people with me to meet the children. The person they loved most is a man named Mr. Rogers. Fred Rogers said he’d like to meet the kids, but asked me if I thought that it would be intrusive. (I couldn’t help smiling at the thought of Mr. Rogers being intrusive.) We went up on the No. 6 train, and it was a nice experience to ride with Mr. Rogers on the train. There he was, the same sweet guy that children have been learning from for 40 years. He even had his sweater and his sneakers and his bow tie, and people on the train kept looking at him kind of strangely. We got off the train at Brook Avenue. We walked one block, and a garbage truck came screeching to a halt. The driver, a 50-year-old black man, jumped out and hugged Mr. Rogers.

We went to St. Ann’s, where Elio spotted Mr. Rogers from across the crowded room. He zoomed straight across the room with his arms spread wide. At the moment of collision, he gave him a big kiss on the forehead. He said, “Welcome to my neighborhood, Mr. Rogers.”


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