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1
Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:40:46pm

No traffic lights anywhere.

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teleskiguy  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:41:35pm
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terraincognita  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:45:01pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

No people anywhere…

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plansbandc  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:45:04pm

I love footage like that. Time machine.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:47:31pm

Was that a model A parked on the left near the end?

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:47:39pm

Someone was asking in the Kasky tweet for data from one of the people who claim that vaccines don’t help. So, I went to look and see what polio cases were. I found two interesting and telling images.

The first is from CDC data:

CDC Polio Data

The second is from a non-CDC site:

Non-CDC Polio Data

It looks like the group decided to delete the 1954 data point, or just shave it.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:48:32pm

50¢ ALL DAY parking in the heart of downtown.

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makeitstop  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:49:01pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

No traffic lights anywhere.

I hadn’t even noticed that. I was surprised to see so few cars on the roads.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:51:47pm

How many of those buildings are still around?

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teleskiguy  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:52:17pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:56:14pm

I saw about 3 pedestrians.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:58:38pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

No traffic lights anywhere.

There were two that I saw. They were those kind with only two colours and a sign that swung out of them.

What I noticed most was how dirty the air was.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:59:57pm

re: #9 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

How many of those buildings are still around?

Not very many.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 9, 2019 • 6:59:59pm

The first shot sure looks like downtown Seattle—except for there being no water a couple of blocks away from the bottom of the hill. And the street being two-way, of course.

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Chrysicat  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:02:36pm

re: #12 Romantic Heretic

There were two that I saw. They were those kind with only two colours and a sign that swung out of them.

What I noticed most was how dirty the air was.

And that even WITH so few cars compared to the present day. I didn’t realise it was a bad smog day until I saw how badly City Hall was obscured while on the second-to-last street. And then you recall that this was still 20 times better than it would be by about the time I was born.

And now we have people setting aside the Clean Air Act who want to bring it all back.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:06:29pm

71 pedestrians.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:16:54pm
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mmmirele  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:27:46pm

That looked like LA in the late 1940s, there was an advertisement for an RCA television on one of the billboards. And yes, the smog was really horrible. That was one thing I remember about childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s before the EPA. The pollution from the various industries and refineries off San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay was awful.

“Kids today don’t know how good they have it.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:30:44pm

You can still see the Red and Yellow car tracks and stops.

I think the first sequence is starting on Grand and then turning west on 4th Street.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:31:06pm

re: #14 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Pretty sure that’s 1st from Grand looking east at Olive, then Hill then Broadway before he drives off.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:38:34pm

re: #13 Unshaken Defiance

Not very many.

Might be a couple that I recognize based on my bus riding. But most of them have been torn down and the houses that used to be on Bunker Hill were all torn down and replaced by massive office towers.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:41:40pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

Might be a couple that I recognize based on my bus riding. But most of them have been torn down and the houses that used to be on Bunker Hill were all torn down and replaced by massive office towers.

The story of most American cities.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:53:33pm

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:56:07pm
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sagehen  Feb 9, 2019 • 7:59:38pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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TedStriker  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:00:47pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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teleskiguy  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:02:22pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:03:44pm

re: #26 TedStriker

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Jay C  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:04:03pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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Nyet  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:06:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:06:57pm

re: #29 Jay C

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Jay C  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:07:48pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

I saw about 3 pedestrians.

More than that, I think: but still: it’s L.A. How many pedestrians are you ever/have ever been able to find in that city?

Yeah, I noticed the relative lack of traffic, too (time of day??) but did notice that most of the streets were lined with parked cars, and that the parking lots were fairly full. And the smog, of course….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:08:08pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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ObserverArt  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:09:34pm

Diggin’ around for some Saturday night music and came across this fun video from the great stylings of Postmodern Jukebox.

This one features two talented sisters on vocals that are also actresses. You can tell they are good at both in the video.

All the vocalists on these PMJ videos blow me away.

That Boy is Mine - PMJ and Emily & Juliette Goglia

The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica (Vintage ’40s Cover) ft. Emily & Juliette Goglia

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teleskiguy  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:09:44pm

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:16:03pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:16:28pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:18:00pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:18:04pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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ipsos  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:20:01pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:26:28pm

re: #40 ipsos

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:28:08pm

The notice in the newspaper is sparse:

starherald.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:28:36pm

Dory, at 9 months old, all grown up…

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Teukka  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:31:57pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹

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ipsos  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:34:42pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:35:27pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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TedStriker  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:37:36pm

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹

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ObserverArt  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:39:19pm

Heh, SNL opens the show poking Chuck Todd and Meet the Press “discussing” Jeff Bezos dick pics.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:43:40pm

re: #47 TedStriker

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TedStriker  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:49:22pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:55:32pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Hell of a thing to find. Sorry to hear it had to be you.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:55:37pm
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TedStriker  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:56:47pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

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Doggeh boxing…

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ObserverArt  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:58:40pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

The look on the dog’s face is classic at the very end. Truly a wtf look.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:59:11pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 9, 2019 • 8:59:24pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:01:58pm

re: #47 TedStriker

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makeitstop  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:09:01pm

re: #55 Single-handed sailor

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It’s beginning to look as much like collusion with KSA as with Russia.

If that Bezos case goes to court, a lot of bad shit is going to come out, I think. That Pecker dude was in the middle of a lot of stuff.

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Teukka  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:09:53pm

re: #58 makeitstop

It’s beginning to look as much like collusion with KSA as with Russia.

If that Bezos case goes to court, a lot of bad shit is going to come out, I think. That Pecker dude was in the middle of a lot of stuff.

Seems he put his Pecker in a hornets nest…
*runs for cover*

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:10:33pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

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I had a Doxie just like that when I was a kid!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:13:52pm

re: #58 makeitstop

It’s beginning to look as much like collusion with KSA as with Russia.

If that Bezos case goes to court, a lot of bad shit is going to come out, I think. That Pecker dude was in the middle of a lot of stuff.

It was incredibly fucking stupid. Bezos was already getting divorced, there’s nothing his soon-to-be-ex-wife doesn’t already know, sounds like they’re splitting things up pretty amicably—the NE had nothing to gain here…so they commit blackmail in public! Bezos on the other hand has nothing to lose—I think he’ll enjoy the hell out of bringing these fuckers down.

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teleskiguy  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:15:50pm

re: #60 Joe Bacon 🌹

I had a Doxie just like that when I was a kid!

When I was a kid I had a neighbor who had a dachshund. Mean, assertive little fucker.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:20:20pm
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Ace-o-aces  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:22:11pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

No traffic lights anywhere.

Historically, I believe this film marks the last known time L.A. traffic actually moved.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:23:10pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Most of Trump’s executive time must be spent fixing his hair and makeup.

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MsJ  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:23:56pm

re: #59 Teukka

Seems he put his Pecker in a hornets nest…
*runs for cover*

That Pecker is a real dick.

I hope he rots in prison for the rest of his miserable life.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:24:06pm
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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:24:18pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I think Michael Keaton could do the role.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:24:35pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:24:42pm
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Ace-o-aces  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:25:12pm
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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:27:36pm
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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:28:01pm

re: #67 Dave In Austin

Porque no los tres?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:33:47pm

re: #68 jaunte

I think Michael Keaton could do the role.

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A much underappreciated actor in my opinion. I hope he can do stupid, though—there’s always kind of a sideways half-smile that shows he’s smarter than his character. He needs to plumb previously unmined depths of stupid to play tRump.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:38:52pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Not here for political commentary, but a terrible thing happened last night here.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:40:36pm

Garrison jumped the shark.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:43:34pm

Been binging the first half of season 9 of TWD. Can’t help but have the feeling the showrunners and writer changed after the first 4 episodes.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:47:48pm

re: #67 Dave In Austin

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I’m pretty certain that the answer to this poll is “yes”.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:53:32pm

re: #71 Ace-o-aces

Garrison’s making a mistake with that one. He should have picked something less popular with Americans than wearing black outfits while driving fast cars.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:53:52pm
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:55:38pm

re: #79 jaunte

Garrison’s making a mistake with that one. He should have picked something less popular with Americans than wearing black outfits while driving fast cars.

Definitely lost the John Wick fan base with that one. //

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 9:56:53pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:03:58pm

re: #76 Single-handed sailor

Garrison jumped the shark.

Every picture of his has jumped the shark.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:04:17pm
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fern01  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:04:44pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:05:03pm

re: #71 Ace-o-aces

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I await the meltdown of Ben Garrison when everything comes out about how Trump and a bunch of Republicans are Putin’s puppets!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:09:56pm

re: #86 Joe Bacon 🌹

I await the meltdown of Ben Garrison when everything comes out about how Trump and a bunch of Republicans are Putin’s puppets!

It’s out. He knows it. He loves it.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:10:14pm

re: #68 jaunte

I think Michael Keaton could do the role.

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Casey Biggs (Damar in DS9). I saw him as a TX school board type a while back, and he managed to look and act exactly like DT. It was rather horrifying, actually.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:10:34pm

re: #76 Single-handed sailor

Garrison jumped the shark.

Might be more accurate to say that he jumped the elephant!

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:13:19pm

re: #88 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Oh yeah, I can see that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:16:16pm

Glorious!

US art photographer and activist Nan Goldin brought the Guggenheim Museum in New York to a standstill on Saturday night as thousands of fake prescriptions were dropped into the atrium to protest against the institution’s acceptance of donations from the family who owns the maker of OxyContin - the prescription painkiller at the root of America’s opioids crisis.

Tourists and locals gawped in confusion as Goldin and fellow demonstrators began chanting criticism of the Sackler family, who owns Purdue Pharma. The activists handed out fake pill bottles as sheets of paper fluttered down inside the landmark building.

Other protesters unfurled banners from the higher floors, one reading: “Take down their name”, referring to the Sacklers’ links with the institution.

Goldin, who narrowly avoided dying of an opioid overdose after being prescribed OxyContin pills, is campaigning for art and academic institutions in the US and Britain to refuse philanthropy from the multi-billionaire Sacklers .

theguardian.com

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:19:05pm

re: #87 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It’s out. He knows it. He loves it.

In RWNJ world, Russia is the good guy who will save the USA from librul tyranny.

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Teukka  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:21:10pm

re: #67 Dave In Austin

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:22:27pm

re: #93 Teukka

“Under” an outhouse.

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:22:39pm

re: #43 Blind Frog Belly White

Dory, at 9 months old, all grown up…

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Please tell me that dog isn’t licking the *clean* silverware.

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Teukka  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:26:19pm

So I just found this:

Iframe

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:31:53pm

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:35:22pm

re: #94 jaunte

“Under” an outhouse.

Miller first, Whittaker second, and Cruz third (there’s not much we can do about Cruz except for every server in the country to spit in his food for the next six years).

After Whitaker’s “testimony”, I don’t think that anyone thinks that bullethead needs to be confirmed as the permanent AG.

He’s not competent, he’s got baggage that can’t be ignored, and he is, quite frankly, not smart enough for the job. So he’s perfect for Drumpf.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:38:00pm

Why the fuck does Roger Stone deserve a Netflix documentary?

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:40:44pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Why the fuck does Roger Stone deserve a Netflix documentary?

Because Zippy the Pinhead needs equal time in this Liberal Era because of Title 9.

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John Vreeland  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:47:26pm

They didn’t have traffic lights but I saw one of those automatic stop/go signs.
A few of them, actually.

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:52:14pm

Night all.

Got the furnace working again. Thursday night was hell. Last night was marginal.

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Citizen K  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:52:42pm

re: #80 Single-handed sailor

We have a totally hopeless, complicit press who takes every goddamned utterance by a Republican at face value and treats them as the god-appointed default of governance in this country. Thus they’re free to lie and swiftboat all they fucking want and have no consequences what-so-fucking-ever. All with zero awareness by the so called stewards.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2019 • 10:54:36pm

I finally realized who Whittaker reminds me of!

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 9, 2019 • 11:06:00pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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Dave In Austin  Feb 9, 2019 • 11:10:36pm
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 9, 2019 • 11:26:14pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Why the fuck does Roger Stone deserve a Netflix documentary?

Netflix will buy any damn movie anybody wants to make. They would even pay for a Michael Moore documentary.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:07:30am

Good article here from the Houston Chronicle on rampant sexual abuse within the Southern Baptists - and their leadership’s apparent refusal to do much about it.

Thirty-five years later, Debbie Vasquez’s voice trembled as she described her trauma to a group of Southern Baptist leaders.

She was 14, she said, when she was first molested by her pastor in Sanger, a tiny prairie town an hour north of Dallas. It was the first of many assaults that Vasquez said destroyed her teenage years and, at 18, left her pregnant by the Southern Baptist pastor, a married man more than a dozen years older.

In June 2008, she paid her way to Indianapolis, where she and others asked leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention and its 47,000 churches to track sexual predators and take action against congregations that harbored or concealed abusers. Vasquez, by then in her 40s, implored them to consider prevention policies like those adopted by faiths that include the Catholic Church.

“Listen to what God has to say,” she said, according to audio of the meeting, which she recorded. “… All that evil needs is for good to do nothing. … Please help me and others that will be hurt.”

Days later, Southern Baptist leaders rejected nearly every proposed reform.

houstonchronicle.com

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:08:21am

re: #32 Jay C

More than that, I think: but still: it’s L.A. How many pedestrians are you ever/have ever been able to find in that city?

Yeah, I noticed the relative lack of traffic, too (time of day??) but did notice that most of the streets were lined with parked cars, and that the parking lots were fairly full. And the smog, of course….

Smog was the reason dad said we left LA in ‘66 to head back to PA. He just couldn’t take it anymore. We moved out there in ‘61 when I was just a little baby.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:10:14am

Since I’m a denizen of Noirish LA over at skyscraperpages.com, I’ve seen this video before. Most of the buildings are long gone, though you can see the LA Central Library which is still there and I recognized the old PacBell building. Some have commented that it starts at 1st and Grand, my guess is 2nd since it’s above a tunnel(if it was 3rd we’d see Angle’s Flight). If you are in the LA area you should pay a visit to the LA County Museum of Natural History where they have a permanent exhibit called “Becoming LA”. The have a portion of a model of the city that was constructed by the WPA in the late 30’s.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:18:22am

re: #109 Eventual Carrion

Smog was the reason dad said we left LA in ‘66 to head back to PA. He just couldn’t take it anymore. We moved out there in ‘61 when I was just a little baby.

The smog in that film looks nice and chewy—like the blowby from everybody’s crankcases hovering around. Positive crankcase ventilation started being required on new cars (in California) in, IIRC, 1961. Took a while to do any good, though.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:22:00am

Bunker Hill was my dad’s neighborhood when he was a kid; his parents left the neighborhood and moved to South Pasadena in the late 1940’s.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:36:34am

re: #111 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge
As a comparison, here’s LA last Wednesday:

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:00:59am

re: #113 BillinGlendaleCA

Quite an improvement - I grew up in L.A. in the 70s and there were days when you could actually taste the smog in the back of your throat. I still recall school being cancelled and all of us sent home because of hazardous levels of smog.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:07:15am

re: #114 Dr Lizardo

Wednesday was special, we had just had rain and there was a wind blowing from the north. I grew up in the LA area in the 60’s and 70’s, I remember the bad old days. Most of the hazy days now are primarily marine layer, not smog.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:08:25am

re: #71 Ace-o-aces

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:12:03am

re: #115 BillinGlendaleCA

I take it from your handle that you lived in Glendale, CA. Just curious, do you still remember People’s Department Store? I can’t remember now the street it was located on, but I do remember getting my first pair of OP surf shorts there when I was about seven or eight.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:18:49am

re: #115 BillinGlendaleCA

re: #117 Dr Lizardo

Never mind - I remembered wrong.

It was Ivers Department Store in Highland Park, on Figueroa Blvd. That was where I got ‘em.

My mom used to go shopping there because our next-door neighbor used to work at Ivers. IIRC, Ivers went out of business sometime in the 1980’s.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:22:52am

re: #113 BillinGlendaleCA

As a comparison, here’s LA last Wednesday:

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We lived in Conoga park and Glendale during our time in LA in the early 60’s.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:23:13am

re: #118 Dr Lizardo

I do live in Glendale, and have for over 30 years. I don’t make it over to Highland Park all that often.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:27:59am

It looks like it’s been snowing at 2400’ on Highway 80 in Colfax, CA. We might get through this year with close to normal precipitation and snow pack.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:29:21am

re: #120 BillinGlendaleCA

There was somewhere I remember going with my mom fairly frequently in Glendale - it was on Glendale Blvd., but now I can’t remember exactly what the store was.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:42:35am
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 10, 2019 • 1:57:49am

Only mostly false? WTF, motherfuckers? No bias, eh? You’re shit.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:05:49am

re: #124 Single-handed sailor

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Only mostly false? WTF, motherfuckers? No bias, eh? You’re shit.

They were having a bad day. They were almost pregnant.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:07:10am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

There was the Glendale Fashion Plaza on Glendale, they had a Robinson’s. It was damaged in the Northridge earthquake and was rebuilt. The only other store of any size on Glendale is Virgil’s Hardware(they’ve been there forever). Most of the shopping is on Brand or Central.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:08:13am

astonishlingly, “mises” aficionados make even crazier and more incoherent arguments than your typical wingnut or trump thing worshipper

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:09:56am

re: #127 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

astonishlingly, “mises” aficionados make even crazier and more incoherent arguments than your typical wingnut or trump thing worshipper

They’re cultists.

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Nyet  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:10:43am
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:12:16am

re: #128 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

They’re cultists.

i had no idea that it was possible to be stupider than a trump worshipper

incredible

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:14:33am

re: #126 BillinGlendaleCA

There was the Glendale Fashion Plaza on Glendale, they had a Robinson’s. It was damaged in the Northridge earthquake and was rebuilt. The only other store of any size on Glendale is Virgil’s Hardware(they’ve been there forever). Most of the shopping is on Brand or Central.

Robinson’s - yeah, that was the place!

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ericblair  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:16:29am

re: #123 Single-handed sailor

Erdogan demands Chinese respect for human rights.

Can’t see what could go wrong here.

Uighurs are Muslim, Turkic people, so it’s ethnic.

However, it seems like the big Muslim Middle Eastern countries don’t give a shit about Muslims being forcibly converted as long as Chinese money is rolling in.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:32:13am

re: #131 Dr Lizardo

They merged with May Co. and were bought out by Macy’s.

I do have a rather unpopular opinion about Bunker Hill(especially for a Noirisher), I really don’t think many of the buildings that were there in 1940 would have survived into the 80’s, much less to today. They weren’t well maintained post WW2 and probably would have fallen victim to fire or earthquakes.

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Nyet  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:33:43am

Stone’s co-author.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 2:44:28am

re: #133 BillinGlendaleCA

They merged with May Co. and were bought out by Macy’s.

I do have a rather unpopular opinion about Bunker Hill(especially for a Noirisher), I really don’t think many of the buildings that were there in 1940 would have survived into the 80’s, much less to today. They weren’t well maintained post WW2 and probably would have fallen victim to fire or earthquakes.

Nah….my dad told me when I was a kid that by the mid-50s, Bunker Hill was becoming a slum and he shared your opinion that one big earthquake probably would’ve knocked down a lot of the buildings there. He remarked it was sad to see the old neighborhood go, but that’s how it goes….nothing lasts forever (especially in L.A.).

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 10, 2019 • 4:19:02am

re: #106 Dave In Austin

No, I can’t imagine working there and I feel zero sympathy for the people that are working there. Choice and all that crap.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 5:27:39am

re: #134 Nyet

Stone’s co-author.

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2019 • 5:31:03am

Good morning

Not! 1/4” of hard glaze ice and I’m afraid to go out.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:08:15am

Drug companies are sitting on generics—43% of recently approved aren’t for sale

Of the more than 1,600 generic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration since January of 2017, more than 700—or 43 percent—are not for sale in the US, according to a new analysis by Kaiser Health News.

The finding means that many pricy, brand-name drugs are not facing the competition that could help drive down soaring prices. Among the drugs missing in action are generic versions of the expensive blood thinner Brilinta and the HIV medication Truvada. Moreover, of the approved drugs that would offer a brand-name drug its first competition, 36 percent are being held off the market, the analysis found.

Experts told KHN that the reasons drug makers may withhold an approved generic from the market are varied. Industry consolidation has made buying, manufacturing, and distributing generics more difficult in recent years. Generic drug makers also, as always, face patent litigation from brand-name makers. Then there’s potentially anti-competitive deals, in which brand-name drug makers simply pay generic makers to keep their product off the market for a while—a so-called “pay for delay” tactic.

Lastly, there are internal decisions within a generic company that can lead to shelving a drug. For instance, a drug maker may shift its business strategy while it’s waiting for the drug to get approved, or the maker may delay a drug’s entry to the market until a strategic time.

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Dizzy  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:10:29am

The Case for Invading America

And, of course, we have our secret weapon—the Canadian fifth column of actors and athletes. Justin Bieber and Nickelback have already done more to dull American senses than even the most sophisticated propaganda or psy-ops campaign could ever achieve

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:11:04am

re: #139 Amory Blaine

Drug companies are sitting on generics—43% of recently approved aren’t for sale

When we get a function DOJ, the coordination between companies has to end.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:29:27am

Heading for another shutdown, folks.

Bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the border wall dispute and averting a government shutdown Friday have broken down and are at an impasse, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private deliberations.

Lawmakers had been trading offers, trying to finalize how much money could go to barriers along the border as President Trump demands money for his wall. Trump has called for $5.7 billion, but lawmakers were trying to find a number between $1.3 billion and $2 billion that would be acceptable to both sides.

At the same time, Democrats were trying to limit the number of detention beds that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency would have access to. Democrats want to cap detention beds as a way to limit aggressive detention activities by ICE. One of the people familiar with the situation said that was the issue that led to the impasse.

Lawmakers and Trump face a Feb. 15 deadline to pass new legislation to keep the government open. If they don’t, large portions of the government will begin to shut down.

washingtonpost.com

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:31:23am

re: #142 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The man-baby has not learned his lessons. Pelosi is going to have to take him to task.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:37:01am

Will the republicans stand up to trump?

Doonesbury

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:41:03am

re: #141 Belafon

When we get a function DOJ, the coordination between companies has to end.

Narrator: It won’t end.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:42:41am

He seems nervous about something.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:43:21am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

He seems nervous about something.

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You’re an idiot. Stop obstructing justice Twitter Toddler.

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bd (Emergency!)  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:44:19am

lol, retweeted by Glenn no less

man, this guy is reaching and a comical farce of his old self.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:44:33am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

He heard Pelosi got a larger gavel and will try it out on DT. /half

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:48:56am

re: #148 bd(Enquiring minds want to know!)

lol, retweeted by Glenn no less

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man, this guy is reaching and a comical farce of his old self.

Bernie Kerik. That’s a name from the past. And Greenwald again is showing his true ugly colors justifying it. Even if Bezos and Amazon are guilty of what he accuses of them, blackmail is still a crime. Greenwald really needs a good snacking sometimes for his complete lack of ethics.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 6:57:36am

How craven are you if you’re RTing Bernie Kerik justifying blackmail?

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bd (Emergency!)  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:00:02am

re: #151 HappyWarrior

How craven are you if you’re RTing Bernie Kerik justifying blackmail?

Glenn’s list of retweetable allies sure has changed a lot.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:03:29am

Morning!

Reading that BS from Greenwald, I see MSNBC is now one of his favorite targets. He used to be on there as a guest speaker.

He really is a piece of work. So easy to go from friend to target with him.

Wait, I think friend is the wrong word.

So easy to go from being used by Greenwald to him using you as an enemy.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:05:05am

re: #142 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Please proceed, idiot.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:07:06am

re: #152 bd(Enquiring minds want to know!)

Glenn’s list of retweetable allies sure has changed a lot.

He’s awful.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:08:19am

A little Sunday viewing pleasure for one and all.

Columbo- Make me a perfect murder

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:10:54am

re: #153 ObserverArt

Morning!

Reading that BS from Greenwald, I see MSNBC is now one of his favorite targets. He used to be on there as a guest speaker.

He really is a piece of work. So easy to go from friend to target with him.

Wait, I think friend is the wrong word.

So easy to go from being used by Greenwald to him using you as an enemy.

I could tolerate the bastard if he had actual principles and scruples but he has neither. He has a serious hate-on against the establishment left.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:13:31am

re: #150 HappyWarrior

Bernie Kerik. That’s a name from the past. And Greenwald again is showing his true ugly colors justifying it. Even if Bezos and Amazon are guilty of what he accuses of them, blackmail is still a crime. Greenwald really needs a good snacking sometimes for his complete lack of ethics.

That’s a great typo and actually explains Trump’s heft. Do something unethical, get a snack.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:14:04am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

I could tolerate the bastard if he had actual principles and scruples but he has neither. He has a serious hate-on against the establishment left.

Now, yes. Subject to change.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:14:47am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

He seems nervous about something.

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I don’t know what it might be. In that interview a week or so ago, Burr said his committee would take 10 years to sort out Russian interference and all its ramifications. I was wondering whether they’d take another 10 to decide what to do about it.

Do you suppose maybe something has emerged to get him off his concerned ass?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:16:01am

re: #158 Teddy’s Person

That’s a great typo and actually explains Trump’s heft. Do something unethical, get a snack.

I have the best typos. But haha yeah. Seriously screw GG.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:16:40am

re: #159 ObserverArt

Now, yes. Subject to change.

As I said the guy flat out lacks principles.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:19:12am

There’s always more down when it comes to DJT.

He’s right. There is a double standard. Democrats want to hold members of their party accountable for racism and sexual assault. Republicans make them SC Justices. But I don’t think that’s what he means.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:19:52am

re: #143 PhillyPretzel

The man-baby has not learned his lessons. Pelosi is going to have to take him to task.

I’m thinking that on the day another shutdown begins, the TSA and air traffic controllers all catch that nasty flu that’s going around and stay home. Maybe the Secret Service too.

After all, large numbers of heavily armed Magats are now examining their tax liabilities, and for once they’re nor angry at liberals.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:20:10am

re: #161 HappyWarrior

I have the best typos. But haha yeah. Seriously screw GG.

😊

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:21:03am

re: #163 Teddy’s Person

There’s always more down when it comes to DJT.

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He’s right. There is a double standard. Democrats want to hold members of their party accountable for racism and sexual assault. Republicans make them SC Justices. But I don’t think that’s what he means.

So angry that 58% of them want him to stay.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:25:00am

A PSA:
Check your federal tax withholding on your pay stubs kids. My son got a temp job and they automatically had him exempt from federal taxes. Fortunately it’s his first check and I caught it. Now to get fucking randstad to fix it and they fucked up the last 4 digits of his Social Security number which they were supposed to fix but haven’t. You may now return to your original programming….

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:27:34am

re: #163 Teddy’s Person

There’s always more down when it comes to DJT.

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He’s right. There is a double standard. Democrats want to hold members of their party accountable for racism and sexual assault. Republicans make them SC Justices. But I don’t think that’s what he means.

Did the Republican majority leader even so much as apologize? You supported Corey Stewart. STFU.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:28:14am

When ratings cause you to rethink your interview strategies

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace noted that Mulvaney laughed when he viewed a video clip of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker being disrespectful to House Oversight Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

“Go ahead,” Wallace encouraged. “People will see you laughing at that.”

“Does the president recognize that Congress has an oversight role in addition to its legislative role?” the Fox News host asked.

Mulvaney agreed that “Congress had a right to do oversight,” and he insisted that Trump is “not trying to discourage them from doing it.”

“What he’s saying is, ‘Look, you have a choice, we can either work together on legislation or we can spend all our time doing these investigations but you can’t do both,’” the acting Chief of Staff said.

“Wait,” Wallace interrupted. “You can do both. And presidents have done both plenty of times.”

“Right, but it’s not reasonable to expect the president to work with you on Monday on a big infrastructure bill and then on Tuesday have you punch him in the face over 15 different investigations,” Mulvaney replied.

What was it that Chuck Todd said, if you push back they won’t come on your show anymore. Fox best be careful or they’ll lose their status as the state propaganda network.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:28:23am

On Meet the Chuck, some tool from CBN says the “socialist agenda of the Democrats is an iceberg straight ahead.” That means it’s a winner, go for it.

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Nyet  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:28:31am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:29:16am

re: #171 Nyet

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Blood libel? Dafaq

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Nyet  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:51:39am

Had to chew it up for the special folks.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:53:14am

re: #169 Teddy’s Person

When ratings cause you to rethink your interview strategies

What was it that Chuck Todd said, if you push back they won’t come on your show anymore. Fox best be careful or they’ll lose their status as the state propaganda network.

Gaaa. What Mulvaney is saying is, “You need to be nice to the President or he won’t do his job (not that he does it anyway).” And that he’s okay with that.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:57:10am

re: #9 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

How many of those buildings are still around?

A lot of them.

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Jay C  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:58:25am

re: #174 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Gaaa. What Mulvaney is saying is, “You need to be nice to the President or he won’t do his job (not that he does it anyway).” And that he’s okay with that.

The way I read it, Mulvaney is saying it more like “ You need to stop exposing the President/Administration’s criminality and incompetence, or he won’t do his job….”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:58:39am

re: #175 The Vicious Babushka

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Ha! So true. My dad’s grandfather was a little older than my niece is now when they came from Germany.

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mmmirele  Feb 10, 2019 • 7:59:57am

re: #108 Dr Lizardo

Good article here from the Houston Chronicle on rampant sexual abuse within the Southern Baptists - and their leadership’s apparent refusal to do much about it.

houstonchronicle.com

The SBC has resisted creating a database of predators for years and years. They say they can do nothing about it, due to “church autonomy.” That’s garbage. The SBC and its state organizations have had no problem tossing out churches that ordain women or which treat LGBTQ people as equals. But for some reason (I’d say it’s patriarchy run rampant), they refuse to deal with the child sexual predators in their midst.

This is, of course, all of a piece with the Catholic sex abuse scandal, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram did a package on Independent Fundamental Baptist churches shuttling abusers around in December 2018:

star-telegram.com

I would hazard a guess that child sexual abuse is both rampant and covered up in organizations where the leadership has to be protected at all costs.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:07:36am
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:10:41am

re: #70 Patricia Kayden

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One of the times Louise gets it right

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:12:23am

re: #177 Jay C

The way I read it, Mulvaney is saying it more like “ You need to stop exposing the President/Administration’s criminality and incompetence, or he won’t do his job….”

I don’t think he’ll settle for leaving him alone — he needs constant sucking up.

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mmmirele  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:12:30am

Oh, and just to give you a very recent example, here’s the story of a Southern Baptist pastor who was lacerated by a judge from the bench because the pastor brought on a sexual predator as youth pastor.

“You didn’t take a fraction of the efforts that I would call traditional and appropriate and, in hindsight, not compassionate,” Wisch told Kizer from his bench. “… When there are minors involved and it’s clearly a crime, sometimes you have to quarantine part of the flock until you find out if it’s rabies or something weird and go from there.”

The whole thing is worth a read because it demonstrates my two points about protecting the leadership and patriarchy in action. Not even the girl’s parents believed her.

star-telegram.com

(Sorry if I seem a bit hot about this. I was sexually abused as a kid and I get just a bit crazy about this.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:16:25am

DOZENS!!11!!

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stpaulbear  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:21:03am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

DOZENS!!11!!

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It’s kind of hard to link arms when you have to stand 4’ apart from each other in order to fill the gap.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:24:21am

moron

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:24:25am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

DOZENS!!11!!

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Hope someone was there to dump all their bottled water onto the sand.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:25:05am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think being human slats may be the most productive useful expenditure of their remaining time on earth and would like them to stay there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:25:16am

Flailing…just manic flailing

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:25:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:26:34am

re: #188 jaunte

I think being human slats may be the most productive useful expenditure of their remaining time on earth and would like them to stay there.

my first thought seeing that picture was: “I had no idea people still played Red Rover.”

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:28:43am

I seems there are a lot of rats willing to go down with the ship. Speaking of rats, Rudy’s been quiet lately (unless I’ve missed something). Is Dershowitz now Trump’s go to TV lawyer?

In an interview on ABC’s This Week, Dershowitz claimed that AMI had a First Amendment right to threaten to publish nude photographs of Bezos if he did not drop an investigation into their “catch and kill” business practices.

“The First Amendment needs breathing room,” Dershowitz argued. “This is a fight between two media moguls. There was a negotiation. It was a tough negotiation. I’m certainly not here to defend the journalistic ethics of The National Enquirer, but the First Amendment doesn’t distinguish between The Washington Post, ABC News and The National Enquirer.

“I have been practicing law for over 50 years and I have never seen an extortion come in the form of a lawyer,” the law professor added. “You don’t get extortion by mail.”

“Yeah, but the fact that American Media is a media entity does not immunize them from the types of crimes we’re talking about here,” Abrams pointed out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:28:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:29:42am

re: #192 Teddy’s Person

I seems there are a lot of rats willing to go down with the ship. Speaking of rats, Rudy’s been quiet lately (unless I’ve missed something). Is Dershowitz now Trump’s go to TV lawyer?

Good grief…Dersh is a total idiot

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:33:02am

re: #169 Teddy’s Person

When ratings cause you to rethink your interview strategies

What was it that Chuck Todd said, if you push back they won’t come on your show anymore. Fox best be careful or they’ll lose their status as the state propaganda network.

It would sure make saving the country easier if they lost that status. And it would make it a whole lot easier if they decided they were no longer going to do it.

Don’t worry, I’m not waiting for either.

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Jay C  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:34:21am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good grief…Dersh is a total idiot

True, but “total hack suck-up to keep his mug on the TV” is probably more accurate.

I get the feeling that if Trump were impeached, removed, and convicted of treason, Dershowitz would be defending him up til the last: and then publicly volunteer to be on the firing squad - all in the name of Justice, of course…..

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:34:51am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good grief…Dersh is a total idiot

Trump truly does have the anti-Midas touch. Everyone in his orbit is exposed to be a lickspittling asshole.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:36:30am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:37:52am

Interesting detail in this story about Maduro desperately trying to stay afloat by exploiting his working class.

……….
The Bolivarian Revolution now leans heavily on ragtag laborers such as Jose Aular, a teenager who says he has contracted malaria five times at a wildcat mine near Venezuela’s border with Brazil. Aular works 12 hours daily lugging sacks of earth to a small mill that uses toxic mercury to extract flecks of precious metal. Mining accidents are common in these ramshackle operations, workers said. So are shootings and robberies.
……..
Even Maduro’s critics acknowledge he has pulled off a neat trick of alchemy: By compensating hard-pressed citizen miners with inflation-ravaged bolivars and obtaining precious metal in return, he has found a way to spin straw into gold.

Doesn’t sound much like the much-dreaded Socialism, does it? Very Trumpish, in fact.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:39:18am

re: #192 Teddy’s Person

Not sure how willing they are, or trapped. in so deep the only way out is to see it through, stonewall, somehow win in the end. Call me crazy in a couple years if I’m wrong, but to me, all this looks exactly like a very wide swath of powerful people fully caught up in the corruption. Far right, elected working right(Hellooo legislature) and far left.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:45:06am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:45:09am

re: #199 jaunte

Even Maduro’s critics acknowledge he has pulled off a neat trick of alchemy: By compensating hard-pressed citizen miners with inflation-ravaged bolivars and obtaining precious metal in return, he has found a way to spin straw into gold.

That’s some good writing.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:48:25am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Wait it’s a bad thing to attract people to come here? Is that what you’re saying?

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:52:28am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:53:58am

re: #204 Barefoot Grin

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Reminds me of the Ayn Rand School for Tots that Maggie Simpson Great Escaped from.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:54:23am

re: #200 Unshaken Defiance

Not sure how willing they are, or trapped. in so deep the only way out is to see it through, stonewall, somehow win in the end. Call me crazy in a couple years if I’m wrong, but to me, all this looks exactly like a very wide swath of powerful people fully caught up in the corruption. Far right, elected working right(Hellooo legislature) and far left.

I hope all the corruption is exposed and lots of people go to jail. I suspect many of those with shit to hide are now regretting hitching their wagon to Trump.* They thought they were getting a puppet but got a bull in a china shop instead.

* It’s odd that no one could or would bring Trump down during the primaries. Is it that they didn’t take his candidacy seriously until it was too late or were they all afraid of Trump spilling some beans? I’d really like to know that story.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:54:49am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

Reminds me of the Ayn Rand School for Tots that Maggie Simpson Great Escaped from.

Classic.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:56:17am

re: #207 Barefoot Grin

Classic.

Yeah I didn’t get the reference as a kid but they managed to spoof Ayn Rand, The Great Escape, & The Birds. Pretty impressive.

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Nyet  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:57:03am

I can recommend The Clovehitch Killer. A truly gripping and creepy psychological thriller.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 8:59:05am

re: #209 Nyet

I can recommend The Clovehitch Killer. A truly gripping and creepy psychological thriller.

Read the plot synopsis just now. Looks intriguing. Thanks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:00:18am

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:02:14am
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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:02:42am

re: #206 Teddy’s Person

It’s odd that no one could or would bring Trump down during the primaries. Is it that they didn’t take his candidacy seriously until it was too late or were they all afraid of Trump spilling some beans? I’d really like to know that story.

Most of Trump’s corruption wasn’t so well-documented then as it is now. It took almost 2 years of work by Mueller’s excellent large team, plus a bunch of cooperating witnesses, for us to now be able to point to what would have been vague, unsubstantiated allegations of anybody had tried to talk about it then.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:04:50am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What’s wrong with attracting people? Why did your two wives leave Europe? Why did your mom leave Scotland? Why did your grandfather leave Germany? You’re just a disgusting racist who doesn’t like Hispanics coming here because they’ll make better Americans than you ever have been.

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Renaissance_Man  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:05:01am

re: #206 Teddy’s Person

I hope all the corruption is exposed and lots of people go to jail. I suspect many of those with shit to hide are now regretting hitching their wagon to Trump.* They thought they were getting a puppet but got a bull in a china shop instead.

* It’s odd that no one could or would bring Trump down during the primaries. Is it that they didn’t take his candidacy seriously until it was too late or were they all afraid of Trump spilling some beans? I’d really like to know that story.

What could have been said that would bring him down? He was the worst human being among them all, which is precisely what made him the most desired candidate. Anything that might have ‘exposed’ him would have been glossed over or revelled in. The point was to nominate the worst human possible, because only that would indulge the need for cruelty and regression that US media has created in Americans.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:06:03am

Flashback

Sylmar earthquake 48 years ago. Killed 65 people.

6:01 in the morning. Kicked my ass right out of bed.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:07:02am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, in other words, the Gallop CEO set up a poll that could be used by Trump.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:07:47am

re: #213 sagehen

Most of Trump’s corruption wasn’t so well-documented then as it is now. It took almost 2 years of work by Mueller’s excellent large team, plus a bunch of cooperating witnesses, for us to now be able to point to what would have been vague, unsubstantiated allegations of anybody had tried to talk about it then.

Good point. And I gotta remember the big assist from the media. How many hours of free press did Trump get that really no other candidate got? The media never would have spent the time investigating those allegations when there was an empty podium to show while waiting in breathless anticipation for Trump to show up.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:09:20am

re: #170 Ace Rothstein

On Meet the Chuck, some tool from CBN says the “socialist agenda of the Democrats is an iceberg straight ahead.” That means it’s a winner, go for it.

That tool is David Brody.

What can be expected from someone from the Christian Broadcasting Network that accepts that Trump was “chose by God to be the leader of Making America Great Again?”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:10:05am

re: #219 ObserverArt

That tool is David Brody.

What can be expected from someone from the Christian Broadcasting Network that accepts that Trump was “chose by God to be the leader of Making America Great Again?”

Stupidity?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:12:59am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:13:47am

I believe that Northam is correct.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:13:59am

re: #174 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Gaaa. What Mulvaney is saying is, “You need to be nice to the President or he won’t do his job (not that he does it anyway).” And that he’s okay with that.

yeah, clinton and obama were such whiners

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Jay C  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:15:35am

re: #216 Unshaken Defiance

Flashback

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6:01 in the morning. Kicked my ass right out of bed.

I remember it well. Felt the shaking, woke up; felt some more shaking, then whipped my own ass right of bed PDQ when I saw the heavy-framed painting above the bed-head dancing on the wall.

We were lucky: aside from shaken nerves, a cracked picture window was all the damage my parents’ house sustained.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:15:50am
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:16:36am

re: #175 The Vicious Babushka

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AND

what’s missing from re: #17 jaunte

is a first map that’s all red

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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:18:22am

SNL last night:

Meet the Press:

Meet The Press Cold Open - SNL

Women of Congress

Women of Congress - SNL

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:18:36am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

He seems nervous about something.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:19:06am

re: #174 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Gaaa. What Mulvaney is saying is, “You need to be nice to the President or he won’t do his job (not that he does it anyway).” And that he’s okay with that.

The excuse is Trump is not a typical politician and he doesn’t know about all this Washington stuff, so you have to work with him instead of scaring him.

And that is also why he is investigated…he didn’t know about things like you can’t take campaign donations and election help from foreign countries and you can’t continue your business so that you can make money off of being president.

I mean, who knew???

So no collusion or obstruction because there was no intent to collude or obstruct…even if they did!

Or, something.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:19:30am

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

The White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, has no answers when asked on MTP about the administration refusal to comply with legal requirement to determine if the Saudi crown prince is responsible for murder of Jamal Khashoggi. “I don’t know the status of the report.”

gee, mick, I do: it’s late

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:25:16am

re: #228 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s much better looking there.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:26:39am

re: #222 Barefoot Grin

I believe that Northam is correct.

If memory serves, the first Africans here were indentured servants but it eventually became slavery at some point.

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Jay C  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:27:37am

re: #222 Barefoot Grin

I believe that Northam is correct.

About what?

I mean, I could be wrong, but it seems unlikely that the first African slaves brought to Jamestown in 1619 were considered “indentured servants” of any sort. IIRC, English law at the time (and for quite a while afterwards) recognized a definite distinction between the “indentured” and the “enslaved”. The former were considered people - albeit people with (legally) limited rights under the terms of their indenture contracts*. The latter were considered property: who could be bought or sold like any other farm animal or implement.

*Contracts devised and enforced via the laws in effect at the time, and also arguable in judicial terms: colonial court archives are full of indenture actions: an indentured servant could, frex, buy out their contract from their masters: slaves didn’t have that option.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:29:04am

re: #233 Jay C

About what?

I mean, I could be wrong, but it seems unlikely that the first African slaves brought to Jamestown in 1619 were considered “indentured servants” of any sort. IIRC, English law at the time (and for quite a while afterwards) recognized a definite distinction between the “indentured” and the “enslaved”. The former were considered people - albeit people with (legally) limited rights under the terms of their indenture contracts*. The latter were considered property: who could be bought or sold like any other farm animal or implement.

*Contracts devised and enforced via the laws in effect at the time, and also arguable in judicial terms: colonial court archives are full of indenture actions: an indentured servant could, frex, buy out their contract from their masters: slaves didn’t have that option.

I haven’t studied Virginia history in some time but we were always told in school here that the first Africans arrived as indentured servants in 1619 via Dutch traders.

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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:31:43am

re: #232 HappyWarrior

If memory serves, the first Africans here were indentured servants but it eventually became slavery at some point.

No.

The Africans were most definitely slaves, from day 1. The indentured servants were mostly Brits (English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:34:06am

re: #235 sagehen

No.

The Africans were most definitely slaves, from day 1. The indentured servants were mostly Brits (English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh).

You’re right.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:34:21am

Never were all Africans in America slaves.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:35:00am

re: #235 sagehen

Ummm according to this it was indentured servants first. But slave laws were passed that removed the indentured status.

In 1619 the first black Africans came to Virginia. With no slave laws in place, they were initially treated as indentured servants, and given the same opportunities for freedom dues as whites. However, slave laws were soon passed - in Massachusetts in 1641 and Virginia in 1661 -and any small freedoms that might have existed for blacks were taken away.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:35:06am

pbs.org

Here we go guys.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:35:40am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

Beat you by seconds LOL

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:36:15am

re: #238 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Ummm according to this it was indentured servants first. But slave laws were passed that removed the indentured status.

That’s what I found too.

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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:36:39am

re: #224 Jay C

I remember it well. Felt the shaking, woke up; felt some more shaking, then whipped my own ass right of bed PDQ when I saw the heavy-framed painting above the bed-head dancing on the wall.

We were lucky: aside from shaken nerves, a cracked picture window was all the damage my parents’ house sustained.

I lived in Covina; the shaking was enough to get hauled out of bed and made to stand in a doorway, but the only damage in our area was a few liquor stores had bottles fall off the shelves.

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Jay C  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:36:48am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

I haven’t studied Virginia history in some time but we were always told in school here that the first Africans arrived as indentured servants in 1619 via Dutch traders.

Ooops: seems you are right: from Wikipedia

The first 19 or so Africans to reach the English colonies arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, brought by Dutch traders who had seized them from a captured Spanish slave ship. The Spanish usually baptized slaves in Africa before embarking them. As English custom then considered baptized Christians exempt from slavery, colonists treated these Africans as indentured servants, and they joined about 1,000 English indentured servants already in the colony

Though Wiki also says that it only took a couple of decades for practices to shift to the race-based chattel system…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:38:34am

re: #243 Jay C

Ooops: seems you are right: from Wikipedia

Though Wiki also says that it only took a couple of decades for practices to shift to the race-based chattel system…

Yeah it’s something I remembered learning about in school. Most Virginia school kid of my generation visited Jamestown-Yorktown-Williamsburg.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:39:04am

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:43:56am

re: #242 sagehen

I lived in Covina; the shaking was enough to get hauled out of bed and made to stand in a doorway, but the only damage in our area was a few liquor stores had bottles fall off the shelves.

Fullerton. I thought the cat was rattling the closet door. I went back to sleep. There was a noticeable buzz about something I was unaware of when I got to school.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:44:33am

But it’s teue. Most indentured servants were Europeans and as slavery became more common, Europeans indentured servitude stopped all together.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:45:00am

Summary of colonial Virginia laws that created racial, chattel slavery.

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steve_davis  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:46:20am

rent a car 2.50 a day. of course, in 1945, that may have been about 4 hours of work. So exactly equivalent to what renting a car today would be. so much for simpler, cheaper times.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:50:00am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Actually, the very first Africans to land here were treated like indentured servants. Didn’t last long…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:51:48am

re: #222 Barefoot Grin

I believe that Northam is correct.

That’s kinda my recollection from history as well. Blacks were at first treated as indentured servants, with a fixed time of service, but then white folks decided they didn’t want to let them go at the end of their indenture and they had the law changed. Somewhere along the line they got a court to rule that only blacks could be actual, lifelong slaves whose children were born into the same lifelong bondage.

It may seem like a distinction without a difference, but for my money it reflects worse on the colonists than if they’d just started out with slavery as it eventually developed. They started out with the idea of freeing them after their indenture was up like any other indentured servant, but they liked the free labor so much and so decided the blacks were inferior people whom it was their right to actually own.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:52:03am
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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:52:30am

re: #180 Barefoot Grin

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Trevor Noah is a sharp thinker.

I liked that bit at the end where he said a lot of times people are afraid to admit they had a racist thought because that gets plastered to you as you being a racist forever so that is it. And then he says “so, there is no value in atoning I guess.”

I hope all people of all races and skin colors take that to heart.

It is only going to change when everyone gives everyone else a chance to learn and atone. Some people will never change of course, but don’t shut the doors on those that have the ability to change by taking an instance and making that someone’s entire life.

It seems too easy to say it will never change and in some ways that allows it all to continue.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:53:09am

Yeah, I misremembered. Sorry. I know that some Africans were treated like indentured servants, but most were not. And this site confirms Jay C’s post about the Dutch Ship The White Lion:

encyclopediavirginia.org

Anyway, Northam should resign.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:53:30am

Here’s what the city of Hampton, VA has to say on it’s website:

Were the first Africans indentured servants or enslaved?
The historical record does not say for sure, but most historians agree the vast majority of Virginia’s earliest Africans were enslaved. Certainly, they were enslaved on board the Spanish ship San Juan Bautista. When they arrived in Virginia, they were traded as commodities. There are no historical records to indicate they were given regular indenture contracts used by English servants. Once in Virginia, a few Africans may have been treated in a manner similar to white indentured servants or had an opportunity to earn freedom, but existing records do not indicate this was the experience for most Africans, who were enslaved from the outset.

Considering how quickly the laws were changed, it would probably be hard to argue, if you’re being realistic, that they were ever indentured. In part, did they volunteer to come over?

I’m sure Northam is quoting the history he was taught, without thinking about it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:54:11am
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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:54:53am

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Yeah, I misremembered. Sorry. I know that some Africans were treated like indentured servants, but most were not. And this site confirms Jay C’s post about the Dutch Ship The White Lion:

encyclopediavirginia.org

Anyway, Northam should resign.

Not until they get rid of Fairfax, and appoint a reasonable replacement Lt Gov.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:57:15am

re: #257 sagehen

Not until they get rid of Fairfax, and appoint a reasonable replacement Lt Gov.

I’d support that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:57:25am

re: #255 Belafon

Here’s what the city of Hampton, VA has to say on it’s website:

Considering how quickly the laws were changed, it would probably be hard to argue, if you’re being realistic, that they were ever indentured. In part, did they volunteer to come over?

I’m sure Northam is quoting the history he was taught, without thinking about it.

That’s definitely a legitimate point but a lot of especially Irish who were indentured servants didn’t come willingly either. But coming from the same state, I’m sure he is too. I really doubt Northam has read significantly more history than the average Virginian.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:57:51am

re: #235 sagehen

No.

The Africans were most definitely slaves, from day 1. The indentured servants were mostly Brits (English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh).

Yes. See Page Smith, among others.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:58:18am

re: #257 sagehen

Not until they get rid of Fairfax, and appoint a reasonable replacement Lt Gov.

That’s what I want. My idea would be leave it to the Dems in state legislature to suggest a name.

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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:58:32am

re: #256 GlutenFreeJesus

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Chicken legs, turkey legs and rib lamb chops should be eaten with your hands; it is acceptable to wrap a small piece of paper napkin around the “handle”.

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retired cynic  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:59:16am

re: #138 jeffreyw

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Not! 1/4” of hard glaze ice and I’m afraid to go out.

We have about 1/4” of icy snow pellets here. HATE glaze ice. Would have to go out to care for the horse anyway, and shut him in, and arrange water bucket since he couldn’t reach the tank. DO NOT WANT!

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 9:59:17am

re: #256 GlutenFreeJesus

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:00:44am

To this day, I never bite into a piece of chicken. I pull the meat off and put it in my mouth.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:02:27am

re: #247 HappyWarrior

But it’s teue. Most indentured servants were Europeans and as slavery became more common, Europeans indentured servitude stopped all together.

…but lasted through the Revolutionary War.

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steve_davis  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:02:33am

re: #58 makeitstop

It’s beginning to look as much like collusion with KSA as with Russia.

If that Bezos case goes to court, a lot of bad shit is going to come out, I think. That Pecker dude was in the middle of a lot of stuff.re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Been binging the first half of season 9 of TWD. Can’t help but have the feeling the showrunners and writer changed after the first 4 episodes.

I’ve finally gotten around to reading the comics. It will be hard for me to return to the show, now that I’ve discovered how much better the graphic novels are.

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MsJ  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:03:09am

re: #242 sagehen

I lived in Covina; the shaking was enough to get hauled out of bed and made to stand in a doorway, but the only damage in our area was a few liquor stores had bottles fall off the shelves.

Did you break out in song often?

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:05:26am

re: #251 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s kinda my recollection from history as well. Blacks were at first treated as indentured servants, with a fixed time of service, but then white folks decided they didn’t want to let them go at the end of their indenture and they had the law changed. Somewhere along the line they got a court to rule that only blacks could be actual, lifelong slaves whose children were born into the same lifelong bondage.

It may seem like a distinction without a difference, but for my money it reflects worse on the colonists than if they’d just started out with slavery as it eventually developed. They started out with the idea of freeing them after their indenture was up like any other indentured servant, but they liked the free labor so much and so decided the blacks were inferior people whom it was their right to actually own.

“Culturally so different that rthey wouldn’t be able to handle themselves in freedom” was the excuse, I believe. Ignoring the people who had managed perfectly well before.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:06:53am

re: #242 sagehen

Though I was far too young to remember it (less than two years old) I do know the ‘71 Sylmar Quake got my mom smoking again……she’d finally quit smoking about two weeks before the quake hit.

First thing she did after everything stopped shaking was go to Foremost Liquor Store on Monterey Rd. (very close to where we lived) and bought a carton of Winstons.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:06:56am

Hot dogs and pizza with a fork and knife were a lot of fun.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:09:40am

re: #266 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

…but lasted through the Revolutionary War.

Didn’t know that.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:10:01am

I like they way Warren’s thinking here.

Warren made the statement while speaking to supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“Here’s what bothers me, by the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president,” Warren said, according to NBC’s Vaughn Hillyard. “In fact, he may not even be a free person. But here’s how I see it - Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:10:05am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:10:32am

What are they whining about her using a fork and knife on?

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:11:47am

Politicians should always eat corn dogs and sausages with a knife and fork. Just sayin.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:11:57am

re: #275 HappyWarrior

What are they whining about her using a fork and knife on?

Chicken.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:12:07am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

As per the Wikipedia entry on Dana Loesch en.wikipedia.org:

She later attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec before transferring to Webster University to study journalism on scholarship.[8] While there, she was a Democrat and worked on Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign.[9] Following a pregnancy, Loesch dropped out of college and married, having her first child when she was 21.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:12:15am

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Journalism at Webster University in Missouri.

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mmmirele  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:12:22am

re: #199 jaunte

Interesting detail in this story about Maduro desperately trying to stay afloat by exploiting his working class.

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Doesn’t sound much like the much-dreaded Socialism, does it? Very Trumpish, in fact.

They call this bullshift “artisanal mining”. I’ve said it so much to my brother while we’re watching Yukon gold mining on TV that he starts laughing. Then I point out how those miners have really good equipment, as opposed to the poor “artisanal” miners in South America (it’s not just Venezuela).

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Decatur Deb  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:12:36am

Italian pizza is not one kind of thing. What we get via Brooklyn and NJ is pretty much Neapolitan/Sicilian. North of Rome, pizza is wetter, softer, and eaten with knife and fork. And it’s very, very good. And some of it has shaved ham and pineapple (though they credit that to the visiting turisti Tedeschi.)

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:12:54am

re: #280 mmmirele

More like “bare hands” mining.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:12:56am

re: #277 Belafon

Chicken.

OFFS. It’s not like it’s pizza.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:14:09am

re: #256 GlutenFreeJesus

Also:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:15:19am

re: #284 Belafon

Also:

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Her original district is close to Vermont and Quebec. I’ve been there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:15:22am

I can just hear that camel: “Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike!”

“Hump Day!”

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:17:10am

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can just hear that camel: “Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike!”

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“Hump Day!”

I hadn’t realized how long Geico had been making their 15-minute commercials until they started replaying them with their best-of thing they having going.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:18:14am

Rule #1: Cardio.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:19:24am

re: #204 Barefoot Grin

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During one of our frequent visits to Northbrook Court, my sister and I encountered a Galt Baby store. It seemed to have standard baby items and the staff was totally unfamiliar with Ayn Rand. The chain has been around for decades. It’s possible that the owners were named Galt — but in any case, the merchandise was not unusual and nothing that you couldn’t find at other high priced shops.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:19:29am

The spawn of Satan has some talking points to stick to.

Speaking with host Jake Tapper, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) ignored Tapper’s specific question about Trump’s tweet, where the president made a glib joke about the Trail of Tears — a reference to a shameful genocidal moment in U.S. history.

“The word trail is in all caps and he made a joke talking about Wounded Knee when talking about Elizabeth Warren,” Tapper continued. “You represent thousands of Native Americans in Wyoming. — do you worry about the president joking about these horrific tragedies? “

Cheney skipped right by the attacks and launched her own attack on Warren.

“You know, I have concerns about somebody like Elizabeth Warren pretending to be Native America,” she shot back. “You are absolutely right, I do represent thousands of Native Americans here in Wyoming, and the notion that anybody of any political party would pretend that they were a member of a tribe or pretend they were Native American and would do it as she seems to have done it in order to get benefits, that is, in my view a disgrace.”

“I think she’s made herself a laughingstock” she added.

‘I hear what you’re saying about Elizabeth Warren,” Tapper blandly replied. “But what about the language the president uses and the joking references to genocide against Native Americans?”

“Look, Elizabeth Warren has made herself a laughingstock,” Cheney accused again. “I don’t think anybody should be surprised that that’s been the reaction to her and to her continued claims. We saw just last week, you know, that she said she was a Native American on her application for membership in at least one state bar association.”

“One wonders whether or not that’s grounds for disbarment. I’d say it probably is grounds for disbarment,” she continued, before adding once again, “She’s made herself a laughingstock.”

At that point host Tapper ended the interview.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:20:28am

re: #290 Teddy’s Person

The spawn of Satan has some talking points to stick to.

Answer the fucking question Liz.

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sagehen  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:20:51am

re: #268 MsJ

Did you break out in song often?

Always. Every day.

But the West Covina of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is far more diverse than the Covina of my day — my high school graduating class of 400 had 3 black kids, 4 Jews, 2 Japanese, 2 Hawaiians, and 5 Hispanics. The place was so WASPy that an Italian/Irish Catholic family and a Greek guy counted as “ethnic”.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:23:53am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Answer the fucking question Liz.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… Doubt that she has any sense of morality.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:27:46am

Llre: #293 Hecuba’s daughter

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… Doubt that she has any sense of morality.

She’s a Cheney but yeah.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:29:00am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Answer the fucking question Liz.

Republicans can’t answer questions anymore. They either don’t know the answer or the truth is not something they want to acknowledge.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:30:33am

re: #183 mmmirele

Oh, and just to give you a very recent example, here’s the story of a Southern Baptist pastor who was lacerated by a judge from the bench because the pastor brought on a sexual predator as youth pastor.

The whole thing is worth a read because it demonstrates my two points about protecting the leadership and patriarchy in action. Not even the girl’s parents believed her.

star-telegram.com

(Sorry if I seem a bit hot about this. I was sexually abused as a kid and I get just a bit crazy about this.)

You aren’t the only one.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:30:35am

Brian Stelter interviewed Cliff Sims, author of Team of Vipers, on Reliable Sources this morning. His picture of Trump certainly comports with mine — he’s cunning and not stupid or demented.

My view: We underestimate him at our peril. He is vicious and unprincipled, a John Gotti on the national stage; with Putin’s advice, he would be capable of any crime.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:33:47am

re: #294 HappyWarrior

Ll

She’s a Cheney but yeah.

That’s what I meant — her father is her role model. The only difference is that her father had originally stood up for his other daughter, while Liz abandoned her to win office.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:35:17am

Good ole Warner Wolf

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:36:33am

re: #264 Belafon

Trump eats steak well done with ketchup.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:37:28am

re: #297 Hecuba’s daughter

Brian Stelter interviewed Cliff Sims, author of Team of Vipers, on Reliable Sources this morning. His picture of Trump certainly comports with mine — he’s cunning and not stupid or demented.

My view: We underestimate him at our peril. He is vicious and unprincipled, a John Gotti on the national stage; with Putin’s advice, he would be capable of any crime.

He’s the worst combination of stupid and cunning. He’s stupid in the sense that he doesn’t really know anything about the job he’s supposed to be doing and is apparently unteachable. That’s stupid, any way you slice it.

But he’s cunning, within certain limits. He’s not cunning enough to broaden his appeal to a larger electorate, which a smart and cunning person could do. And he’s really only successful with people he can dominate, either by having more money, or by being more powerful - like the GOP in Congress, where he’s demonstrated that there’s a price for disloyalty.

But he’s totally at sea with someone who owes him nothing and whom he can’t dominate. He has no idea how to deal with Nancy Pelosi, for example. She lets his insults run off her, doesn’t believe a word he says, and won’t let herself be buffaloed into doing what he wants.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:38:31am

re: #298 Hecuba’s daughter

That’s what I meant — her father is her role model. The only difference is that her father had originally stood up for his other daughter, while Liz abandoned her to win office.

Yep awful people

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:40:33am

re: #297 Hecuba’s daughter

Brian Stelter interviewed Cliff Sims, author of Team of Vipers, on Reliable Sources this morning. His picture of Trump certainly comports with mine — he’s cunning and not stupid or demented.

My view: We underestimate him at our peril. He is vicious and unprincipled, a John Gotti on the national stage; with Putin’s advice, he would be capable of any crime.

Trump is not intellectually smart. He is obviously not a studied person. He isn’t book smart and I think he probably has trouble with reading comprehension. He is really street smart. He has learned the stuff he needs to survive and get over, so cunning, yeah.

As far as demented, what do you mean by that?

One definition of demented is: driven to behave irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.

He sure has that one covered.

As far as dementia of his mental abilities, that is hard to tell but he does show some signs.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:42:28am
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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:44:13am
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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:47:44am

Important work here from the Houston Chronicle:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:51:12am

re: #297 Hecuba’s daughter

Brian Stelter interviewed Cliff Sims, author of Team of Vipers, on Reliable Sources this morning. His picture of Trump certainly comports with mine — he’s cunning and not stupid or demented.

My view: We underestimate him at our peril. He is vicious and unprincipled, a John Gotti on the national stage; with Putin’s advice, he would be capable of any crime.

I agree, “stupid” is the wrong word. Trump is incredibly ignorant about many things, but he has a master con man’s low cunning and instinct for exploiting weaknesses, and that’s gotten him pretty far.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:51:19am

Anyone else really into music but will skip watching the Grammys?

I think I like music too much to watch! /

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:53:41am

I never watch the Grammys. It’s a sham put on by a fading record industry to pump up sales of their mega-stars.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:54:56am

re: #307 Charles Johnson

I agree, “stupid” is the wrong word. Trump is incredibly ignorant about many things, but he has a master con man’s low cunning and instinct for exploiting weaknesses, and that’s gotten him pretty far.

Right. So when he says he’s working hard during executive time, he probably is. He’s working hard trying to figure out how to save his own orangy skin, but not doing the work of the people.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 10:58:49am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:03:47am

re: #309 Charles Johnson

Award shows have become the equivalent of Republican primaries.

Any third rate incompetent jerk can win one.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:04:35am

re: #306 jaunte

Important work here from the Houston Chronicle:

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Wow, that is a really well done story. Fucking appalling too.

“Some registered sex offenders returned to the pulpit. Others remain there, including a Houston preacher who sexually assaulted a teenager and now is the principal officer of a Houston nonprofit that works with student organizations, federal records show. Its name: Touching the Future Today Inc.”

JFC.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:07:16am

Oh My!! A catch!

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TedStriker  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:09:12am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, that is a really well done story. Fucking appalling too.

“Some registered sex offenders returned to the pulpit. Others remain there, including a Houston preacher who sexually assaulted a teenager and now is the principal officer of a Houston nonprofit that works with student organizations, federal records show. Its name: Touching the Future Today Inc.”

JFC.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:10:01am

re: #314 Dave In Austin

Oh My!! A catch!

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I went down that gross rabbit hole a little bit yesterday then needed a decontamination shower.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:10:16am

re: #314 Dave In Austin

Oh My!! A catch!

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Is it on Trump Singles com?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:14:16am
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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:17:16am

Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to be truly awful.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that it is close to finalizing a conscience protection rule that would allow people to discriminate in health-care settings under cover of law.

The final rule is at the Office of Management and Budget for review and not available to the public. But under the draft rule, which has been made public, health-care providers would be able to refuse to provide treatment, referrals, or assistance with procedures if these activities would violate their stated religious or moral convictions. The deliberately vague language could apply to everyone from receptionists refusing to book appointments to scrub nurses refusing to assist with emergency surgery.

source: Rewire News dated Jan. 28

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:17:42am

This should be a damn Onion headline, not real life

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:19:54am
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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:20:04am
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jaunte  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:20:23am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:21:23am

re: #319 Teddy’s Person

“I’m sorry, I don’t treat Christians as a matter of principle.”

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:22:50am
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Citizen K  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:25:09am

I think my main problem is that Trump, whether you see him as dumb or a very skilled conman, wouldn’t have gotten as far as he had without a structure that rewarded him for his bullshit even when it was clear that it was bullshit. The difference in coverage between Trump’s chicken eating habits and Gillenbrand’s is key: Trump has been inoculated by enablers all his life. And now he’s stumbled into the biggest enablist structure in the history of the country: the Republican Party.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:27:25am

re: #325 Charles Johnson

They don’t learn. Underestimating your opponent is the foundation of defeat. These people are evil and craven, not unintelligent. Typos are just a comedic benefit.

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:28:44am
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Renaissance_Man  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:29:09am

re: #326 Citizen K

I think my main problem is that Trump, whether you see him as dumb or a very skilled conman, wouldn’t have gotten as far as he had without a structure that rewarded him for his bullshit even when it was clear that it was bullshit. The difference in coverage between Trump’s chicken eating habits and Gillenbrand’s is key: Trump has been inoculated by enablers all his life. And now he’s stumbled into the biggest enablist structure in the history of the country: the Republican Party.

This is true. I don’t see any particular ability that Trump has to misdirect or exploit weakness. His lies are blindingly obvious, his repetitions banal, and his ability to exploit weakness is hardly Machiavellian - it’s nothing more than blunt threats that he lacks the courage to follow through on. None of this reflects any particular ability on his part. He is where he is because he is enabled and protected - by Republicans, by the entirety of the US media, by foreign agents, and most of all by the hordes of white people who desperately want someone to say all the evil things they think out loud.

Underestimating him will not lead to his second term. What will lead to his second term is the US media and cultural ecosystem that wants the worst possible white man to do the worst possible things.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:29:32am

Whoa. Some seriously weird takes coming at me after that tweet.

Blocked.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:33:43am
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Citizen K  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:35:53am

re: #330 Charles Johnson

Whoa. Some seriously weird takes coming at me after that tweet.

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Blocked.

Once again: to be a Dem in this country is for everything to be your fault. People desperately want everything to be Hillary’s fault so they can justify their intense hatred of her, the Clintons, and Dems as a whole, because heaven forbid the god given true rulers of our country, the Republicans, ever actually be at fault for anything.

EDIT: And the sad thing is that I see this truly from both sides of the aisle: you have the lefter-than-thou folks who, even if they ostensibly oppose Trump, continually treat Hillary and the Dems as the true roadblocks to full left-wing policy utopia, and have decided the Dem party has to be utterly decimated before they can start taking on Trump.

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:37:30am
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Belafon  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:39:26am

They are replaying Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and Stacy Abrams was on. She sounds hilarious.

She was asked about her romance novels. She got an idea based on an old boyfriend’s dissertation. She describes her novels as romance thrillers where she kills off a bunch of people and those left over fall in love.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:40:36am

In the grand scheme of things, this is unimportant. But JFC, the guy is paid a healthy salary to spew any thought that stomps through his brain.

Fox News host Pete Hegseth explained on Sunday that he doesn’t wash his hands because “germs are not a real thing.”

Following a commercial break, Fox & Friends co-host Jedediah Bila revealed that Hegseth had been munching on day-old pizza that was left on the set.

“Pizza Hut lasts for a long time,” Hegseth said, defending himself. “My 2019 resolution is to say things on air that I say off air. I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years. Really, I don’t really wash my hands ever.”

“I inoculate myself,” he continued. “Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them. Therefore, they’re not real.”

Hegseth argued that his unsanitary habit leaves him immune to sickness.

“These hands look pretty clean to me,” he remarked.

Hegseth is probably going to notice an uptick in the number of guests and co-workers who don’t want to shake his hand.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:43:30am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

Governor Northam: We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores

AFAIK, he is technically correct, the first blacks here arrived as indentured servitude, full-blown slavery developed over the course of the first half of the 17th century

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:44:08am
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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:44:14am

re: #326 Citizen K

I think my main problem is that Trump, whether you see him as dumb or a very skilled conman, wouldn’t have gotten as far as he had without a structure that rewarded him for his bullshit even when it was clear that it was bullshit. The difference in coverage between Trump’s chicken eating habits and Gillenbrand’s is key: Trump has been inoculated by enablers all his life. And now he’s stumbled into the biggest enablist structure in the history of the country: the Republican Party.

I think that structure is the Republicans deciding to ride Trump for as much benefit as they could get once they saw his popularity.

They could have taken him down if they wanted. They knew his past and could have made it a big thing. And sometimes I think they decided to take that course knowing they could hide a bit behind Trump’s ratings, and if it blows up they can dump him.

The only big difference between Trump and your common 21st Century Republican is Trump wasn’t hiding anything, he really wasn’t doing typical Republican politics even though he was going to be favorable to them.

They decided they had nothing to lose and much to gain and went all in.

Now, they are in protective mode. They are saving their butts as much as they can while probably also trying to figure out how they can snake their way out of being tied to The Orange Scourge while keeping his base.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:46:44am

re: #335 Teddy’s Person

In the grand scheme of things, this is unimportant. But JFC, the guy is paid a healthy salary to spew any thought that stomps through his brain.

Hegseth is probably going to notice an uptick in the number of guests and co-workers who don’t want to shake his hand.

Does he put plastic bags on his hands when he showers? Or does he also never shower?

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plansbandc  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:47:01am

re: #328 wrenchwench

I believe it. Believe me.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:56:00am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

Does he put plastic bags on his hands when he showers? Or does he also never shower?

Maybe there’s a shower loophole in his “I Haven’t Washed my Hands in 10 Years” proclamation. “Technically, my hands are washing other parts of my body, not each other,” explained Hegseth.

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Jay C  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:56:43am

re: #333 wrenchwench

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Well, IMO, the only “interesting” part about discussions of the crowds Trump and O’Rourke are likely to draw in El Paso is how much the “MSM” is going to ignore Beto’s draw and go with the (likely mendacious, but in-any-case inflated) numbers Trump and his creatures spout out….

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:57:27am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

Does he put plastic bags on his hands when he showers? Or does he also never shower?

If he never showered, no-one would come on set with him. But I gather the stink is purely spiritual.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:58:18am

re: #333 wrenchwench

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I hope enough people turn out to “surround the Coliseum” and fill the city, even if they don’t physically surround it.

I also hope those that do go to protest are safe.

It is Texas.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2019 • 11:59:45am
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retired cynic  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:00:24pm

re: #335 Teddy’s Person

In the grand scheme of things, this is unimportant. But JFC, the guy is paid a healthy salary to spew any thought that stomps through his brain.

Hegseth is probably going to notice an uptick in the number of guests and co-workers who don’t want to shake his hand.

GAAAAAAAAAAAA

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:04:34pm

re: #322 Belafon

When you watch the media point out little things each (female) Democratic candidate does that they want to find off, remember that Trump paints himself orange, eats steak with ketchup, won’t fund Puerto Rico, has lost children separated from parents, & cowers to Putin.

Close, but no. When you watch the media point out little things like that, ask yourself why they think we should choose the President of the United States on the basis of how she eats chicken. If you get the chance, say it to their faces, and keep repeating it.

It’s long past time for us to stop ceding them the narrative.

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makeitstop  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:10:49pm

re: #308 ObserverArt

Anyone else really into music but will skip watching the Grammys?

I think I like music too much to watch! /

Not the least bit interested.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:11:23pm

watching teevee is hard work…

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2019 • 12:23:14pm

re: #329 Renaissance_Man

..
Underestimating him will not lead to his second term. What will lead to his second term is the US media and cultural ecosystem that wants the worst possible white man to do the worst possible things.

His base remains devoted to him. Hitler received a smaller percentage of votes in 1932 than Trump — yet managed to seize complete control. Trump can do the same as long as the Senate Republicans stay on his side. And they will.


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