Scott Mulvahill: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Feb. 18, 2019 | Bob Boilen — Scott Mulvahill has been trying to win the Tiny Desk Contest for each of its four years. He’s always been one of our favorites, though he’s never been our winner. The double bassist entered his song, “Begin Againers” in 2016 and though it wasn’t the winning entry, we all loved it so much, I invited him to my desk to perform his extraordinary song. He opened the Tiny Desk with it, only this time he was joined by bandmates Jesse Isley and Josh Shilling who shared vocal harmonies.

Scott Mulvahill honed his craft touring with the great bluegrass mandolin player Ricky Skaggs. “Playing bluegrass with him is like playing jazz with Miles Davis,” Scott told the Tiny Desk crowd.

Each of the three tunes Scott Mulvahill played represents different aspects of his creative spirit. He challenges himself to find ways to use the bass as a solo instrument, but its most common role is to accompany others. So he brought his band along for his most rollicking song, “Gold Plated Lie.” There’s a bit of Jackson Browne in his voice and a bit of Paul Simon shows through in his self-reflective words.

For the final tune, the title track from his self-released and current album Himalayas, Scott Mulvahill goes solo, brings out a bow for that bass and we hear a spaciousness I don’t often find in the Nashville world he inhabits. This is a perfect introduction to an artist with enormous talent and an artist seeking to stretch his musical world.

Set List
“Begin Againers”
“Gold Plated Lie”
“Himalayas”

Musicians
Scott Mulvahill: bass, vocals; Terence Clark: drums; Jesse Isley: guitar, vocals; Josh Shilling: keys, vocals; Gabe Scott: dobro

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Kimani Oletu, Kara Frame; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Adelaide Sandstrom; Photo: Amr Alfiky/NPR

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mmmirele  Feb 25, 2019 • 6:40:51pm

Jorge Ramos and his team have been released but Maduro is holding on to the interview tape. Apparently Maduro didn’t like what was being asked.

(And yeah, I completely believe people are eating out of garbage trucks. The situation in Venezuela is *dire*.)

ETA: How do you know you’re doing your job right? When you’ve managed to piss off both the right-wing dictator wannabe of the USA and the left-wing strongman of Venezuela.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2019 • 6:51:06pm

re: #1 mmmirele

Jorge Ramos and his team have been released but Maduro is holding on to the interview tape. Apparently Maduro didn’t like what was being asked.

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(And yeah, I completely believe people are eating out of garbage trucks. The situation in Venezuela is *dire*.)

ETA: How do you know you’re doing your job right? When you’ve managed to piss off both the right-wing dictator wannabe of the USA and the left-wing strongman of Venezuela.

Ramos and Jose Andres. Awesome guys.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:07:37pm
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Belafon  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:07:48pm

I’ve seen the quotes about Sanders raising a whole lot of money and having a whole lot of initial support - one million volunteers already - and I find it funny. I doubt these people really thought that the candidate that came in second in the 2008 Democratic primary was allowed to claim an infrastructure advantage in 2016. Now that the second place finisher in the last primary is running again, it’s just funny that it’s now an advantage.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I’m not really worried about him. He’s going to get beaten in the debates and on the trail.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:09:40pm

Do we even have ambassadors in India and Pakistan?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:11:06pm

re: #4 Belafon

I’ve seen the quotes about Sanders raising a whole lot of money and having a whole lot of initial support - one million volunteers already - and I find it funny. I doubt these people really thought that the candidate that came in second in the 2008 Democratic primary was allowed to claim an infrastructure advantage in 2016. Now that the second place finisher in the last primary is running again, it’s just funny that it’s now an advantage.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I’m not really worried about him. He’s going to get beaten in the debates and on the trail.

I’m not either. I really think his lack of broad appeal will do him in.

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makeitstop  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:11:20pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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That’s got the potential to go completely sideways. Not good at all.

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lawhawk  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:12:31pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

First time two nuclear powers are actually shooting into the territory of the other. This is double plus ungood. It has the chance to spiral out of control, and there’s no good outcomes here if that happens.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:13:11pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

Do we even have ambassadors in India and Pakistan?

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India but not Pakistan.

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lawhawk  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:14:42pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:15:25pm

Iran the numbnuts are worried about….

If there were any way I could take Pakistan’s nuclear weapons away and give them to Iran, I would—in a hot minute.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:15:49pm
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danarchy  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:15:51pm

re: #4 Belafon

I’ve seen the quotes about Sanders raising a whole lot of money and having a whole lot of initial support - one million volunteers already - and I find it funny. I doubt these people really thought that the candidate that came in second in the 2008 Democratic primary was allowed to claim an infrastructure advantage in 2016. Now that the second place finisher in the last primary is running again, it’s just funny that it’s now an advantage.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I’m not really worried about him. He’s going to get beaten in the debates and on the trail.

It all depends how fractured the rest of the field stays. Bernie comes with a built in base, if the other candidates don’t consolidate quickly he could get a lot of early wins. momentum is really important in the early states.

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makeitstop  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:17:41pm

re: #9 HappyWarrior

India but not Pakistan.

Yeah, remember how Trump kissed up to India big-time during the campaign.

I think he had some pretty big Indian contributors. Pakistan, not so much. Who do you think he’s going to side with?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:18:55pm

re: #14 makeitstop

Yeah, remember how Trump kissed up to India big-time during the campaign.

I think he had some pretty big Indian contributors. Pakistan, not so much. Who do you think he’s going to side with?

India. Knew that before searching the diplomatic situation.

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lawhawk  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:20:22pm

Pakistan is quick to claim that nothing was hit:

That reduces the chances of retaliatory strikes… slightly.

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ObserverArt  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:21:21pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

Do we even have ambassadors in India and Pakistan?

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Looks like it is time to send the boy wonder to India/Pakistan to save mankind.

Trump most likely: Jared is more than capable at making great strides in achieving peace in the world. With my input and great negotiating tactics we will convince these two great countries to make business and not war. They both have ocean front properties, why not turn them into hotels and condos. It’s a beautiful area and they tell me very warm. We can make it paradise! We should do that in Iran too. It’s right there. They could be the The Eastern Riviera. Build buildings and not bombs. I just came up with that. I think that is pretty good…everybody likes a warm building.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:23:36pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

Do we even have ambassadors in India and Pakistan?

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Yes for India and No for Pakistan.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:24:33pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes for India and No for Pakistan.

I hear Laura Loomer’s available.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:25:33pm

Thanks, Charles! I’m going to have my daughter watch and listen to this. She plays bass, but I don’t think she’s really seen how versatile and amazing her instrument is. She’s just stuck with boring parts in middle school orchestra.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:26:09pm

re: #19 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I hear Laura Loomer’s available.

Great, she can be our ambassador to people who need to shut the fuck up.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:28:35pm

re: #13 danarchy

It all depends how fractured the rest of the field stays. Bernie comes with a built in base, if the other candidates don’t consolidate quickly he could get a lot of early wins. momentum is really important in the early states.

I watched the CNN townhall with Bernie. Same old - same old but he certainly is effective at responding to the progressive base; no details on paying for things but then Republicans never explain how they are paying for tax cuts. The one question he did not answer was Wolf’s query as to when he was releasing his taxes — promised he would but no definite target date. You would think he would have prepared an effective response but he is clearly trying to evade the issue.

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William Lewis  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:31:27pm

re: #20 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

Thanks, Charles! I’m going to have my daughter watch and listen to this. She plays bass, but I don’t think she’s really seen how versatile and amazing her instrument is. She’s just stuck with boring parts in middle school orchestra.

Bass? Get her a copy of this album:
amazon.com

Charles Mingus does some amazing playing and combined with the equal genius of the the other two (Duke Ellington on Piano and Max Roach’s drums) and you have one of the all time greatest jazz albums that remains painfully unknown.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:44:13pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:47:08pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 25, 2019 • 7:55:52pm

Lawrence please —- polls at this point are totally worthless. Why try to tell us that Gallup polls show that Trump will lose the electoral college? At this point, prior to selection of a Democratic candidate, prior to a brutal campaign, prior to Russian interference — don’t waste our time in discussing meaningless polls. Let’s not talk about the horse race — let’s talk about issues.

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mmmirele  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:04:48pm

I watched this documentary on Netflix. When I saw the young women handling the sanitary pads, I teared up.

Period. End of Sentence Official Trailer 2018

The idea that cheap, home-grown pads for menstruation can help young women stay in school and bring money to the women who sell them is great.

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retired cynic  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:07:12pm

re: #27 mmmirele

I watched this documentary on Netflix. When I saw the young women handling the sanitary pads, I teared up.

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The idea that cheap, home-grown pads for menstruation can help young women stay in school and bring money to the women who sell them is great.

My mother and grandmother told me what they had to use when they were young. It blew my mind, and I shook to think of having to deal with that. Lordy.

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mmmirele  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:18:04pm

re: #28 retired cynic

My mother and grandmother told me what they had to use when they were young. It blew my mind, and I shook to think of having to deal with that. Lordy.

My mother was staying at her grandmother’s farm one summer and asked her grandmother for money to buy pads. My grandmother pointed to a stack of rags and said, “You’ll use these, we don’t have money for pads.” This was 1950s California.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:19:40pm

After I get off work at the ski area tomorrow… I’m driving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for two days of skiing. They reported 24 inches new snow in 24 hours this morning.

Excitement is too soft a word.

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retired cynic  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:20:33pm

re: #29 mmmirele

My mother was staying at her grandmother’s farm one summer and asked her grandmother for money to buy pads. My grandmother pointed to a stack of rags and said, “You’ll use these, we don’t have money for pads.” This was 1950s California.

Yep. That was 1940s and 50s Illinois.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:21:51pm

This post deserves more ratio!

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CarolJ  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:26:14pm

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

It seems to me that polls at this stage are useful tor two things: one being the baseline for internal party support and the other name recognition. That’s it. And it doesn’t even give you the state of the race right now because this isn’t the final field-Hickenlooper, Biden and a few others are still mulling getting in the race. We won’t know much more until June or so then the final candidates enter the race and we have a set field and that field starts interacting with each other.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:31:41pm

re: #33 CarolJ

It seems to me that polls at this stage are useful tor two things: one being the baseline for internal party support and the other name recognition. That’s it. And it doesn’t even give you the state of the race right now because this isn’t the final field-Hickenlooper, Biden and a few others are still mulling getting in the race. We won’t know much more until June or so then the final candidates enter the race and we have a set field and that field starts interacting with each other.

I think it’s instructive to see what tRump’s ceiling looks like. He got 62,000,000 votes last time. You can’t tell me he’s gained any support in the last two years. I think even polls against Gene Eric Democrat can tell us something. Hopefully he couldn’t break 60,000,000 now….

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:32:09pm

Holy jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! India and Pakistan in a potentially catastrophic confrontation and Trump is what we’ve got to handle it. The crew on AF 1 would be better qualified. They may or may not have the necessary education but they are at least serious minded and professional people, which is more than can be said for Cheetolini. Maybe they should lock him in his cabin and start running things themselves.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:33:38pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Holy jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! India and Pakistan in a potentially catastrophic confrontation and Trump is what we’ve got to handle it.

Dreadful shit I don’t want to think about. But for fuck’s sake I have to.

What the fuck, huh? I mean, what the fucking fuck?!?

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:37:37pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:37:51pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Holy jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! India and Pakistan in a potentially catastrophic confrontation and Trump is what we’ve got to handle it. The crew on AF 1 would be better qualified. They may or may not have the necessary education but they are at least serious minded and professional people, which is more than can be said for Cheetolini. Maybe they should lock him in his cabin and start running things themselves.

The last time things really hotted up over there we had Bill Clinton to take care of it. I miss those days. We had a budget surplus, too….

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:38:57pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Holy jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! India and Pakistan in a potentially catastrophic confrontation and Trump is what we’ve got to handle it. The crew on AF 1 would be better qualified. They may or may not have the necessary education but they are at least serious minded and professional people, which is more than can be said for Cheetolini. Maybe they should lock him in his cabin and start running things themselves.

I have friends in/from both countries, and so I am worried for them. Trump is liable to say or do something that will just make things worse.

Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un is in his armored train crossing China on a 60-hour trip to Hanoi from the NK border. The train passed through my city, but naturally I missed seeing it because Kim’s train schedule is a closely guarded secret. There have been crossings closed to vehicular traffic and normal train schedules disrupted because of the Kim train, so lots of Chinese people are pissed. Any remarks on social media about it are swiftly censored by the government, though.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:40:52pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

Charlie Vogel, aka His Teleness the Charlie Lama
@teleskiguy
* 43m
“They’re so boring that I refused to release them in the last election cycle.” #NeverBernie

Charlie Vogel, aka His Teleness the Charlie Lama
@teleskiguy
Fact: I’ve looked at PDFs of Hillary Clinton’s Tax returns, she released all her 1040s going back decades publicly on the internet. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders refused to release *any* of their 1040s publicy in *any* form. #JustTheFacts

10:37 PM - Feb 25, 2019

Yep — very suspicious that he has refused to release his returns. He claimed tonight that he didn’t release them in 2016 because he was not the nominee — but he’s going to do it this time!! Let’s see what he actually does.

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CarolJ  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:46:52pm

re: #34 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

If anything he’s either static or losing support. Anyone who didn’t like Trump like him now? He’s been on a tear alienating people who mostly would like to just “go with the flow” with his antics. It’s worth noticing that his numbers go up when he shuts up and lets people move on with their lives.

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austin_blue  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:57:22pm

re: #39 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I have friends in/from both countries, and so I am worried for them. Trump is liable to say or do something that will just make things worse.

Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un is in his armored train crossing China on a 60-hour trip to Hanoi from the NK border. The train passed through my city, but naturally I missed seeing it because Kim’s train schedule is a closely guarded secret. There have been crossings closed to vehicular traffic and normal train schedules disrupted because of the Kim train, so lots of Chinese people are pissed. Any remarks on social media about it are swiftly censored by the government, though.

What’s he going to do when he hits the Vietnam border? The Vietnamese have a different track width than the Chinese!

nytimes.com

“In a sign of the rivalry between China and its southern neighbor, Vietnam has deliberately continued to use different spacing on its railroad tracks, which in the past made it more difficult for China to invade, Mr. Cheng said.

So Mr. Kim will have to leave his train at the border with Vietnam. He will travel the last 105 miles or so to Hanoi by road, Vietnamese officials say, a winding route through low mountains.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:58:20pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

Yep — very suspicious that he has refused to release his returns. He claimed tonight that he didn’t release them in 2016 because he was not the nominee — but he’s going to do it this time!! Let’s see what he actually does.

Berniebots are posting that his tax returns have been released.

BUT

When I ask where are they posted they block me…

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austin_blue  Feb 25, 2019 • 8:59:51pm

re: #43 Joe Bacon 🌹

Berniebots are posting that his tax returns have been released.

BUT

When I ask where are they posted they block me…

Bots. Say hello, Sergei!

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:06:49pm

re: #43 Joe Bacon 🌹

Berniebots are posting that his tax returns have been released.

BUT

When I ask where are they posted they block me…

Well that is curious — given that he said in the tonight’s townhall that they weren’t yet ready for release.

He also expressed his approval of Trump’s trip to meet with Kim since he favors negotiation to resolve all differences.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:07:37pm

Pakistani General Ghafoor claims Indian planes jettisoned their bombs and fled in terror when Pakistanis scrambled to meet them. Yeah, right, and no one in Pakistan had any idea that Osama bin Laden was camped out just 800 meters from your military academy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:13:55pm

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Pakistani General Ghafoor claims Indian planes jettisoned their bombs and fled in terror when Pakistanis scrambled to meet them. Yeah, right, and no one in Pakistan had any idea that Osama bin Laden was camped out just 800 meters from your military academy.

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So hopefully this will be quickly resolved without any real conflict.

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austin_blue  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:15:26pm

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Pakistani General Ghafoor claims Indian planes jettisoned their bombs and fled in terror when Pakistanis scrambled to meet them. Yeah, right, and no one in Pakistan had any idea that Osama bin Laden was camped out just 800 meters from your military academy.

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Our friends, the Pakistanis, a nation with nuclear capacity.

We should absolutely transfer nuclear tech to Saudis. Also our dear friends.

en.m.wikipedia.org

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:18:36pm

Just bought my lift tickets for Jackson Hole, $148 per day. Oof. Oh well, money doesn’t matter when you’re flinging yourself down a massive rocky mountain covered in 10 feet of snow on planks of wood with steel edges and ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene bases.

Now, hotel rooms. Yee!

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:40:05pm

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Pakistani General Ghafoor claims Indian planes jettisoned their bombs and fled in terror when Pakistanis scrambled to meet them. Yeah, right, and no one in Pakistan had any idea that Osama bin Laden was camped out just 800 meters from your military academy.

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I’ve never seen so much shitposting in one thread.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 25, 2019 • 9:45:43pm

This is why the Trump Administration only has dumb and unqualified people. Anyone else ends up quitting or getting fired, because they can’t put up with Trump’s dumbassery.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 25, 2019 • 10:27:26pm

re: #51 goddamnedfrank

I’ve never seen so much shitposting in one thread.

BJP’s got a shitposting team and a bunch of followers waiting to dogpile, and braying about this situation is right up their alley. “We’re going to invade and kill you all” is popping in places, because whether or not there was an actual base blown up, the nationalists need there to be an enormous quantity of theater and fanfare.

And while basically everybody involved is shit…no seriously, utter shit…it pays to look at the fucking ridiculous context of the Jammu-Kashmir conflict and that the “blurgh, blurgh support the troops” stuff is tied into nationalist pink slime in general and pretending the area isn’t under a rape-and-summary-execution-heavy martial law in specific.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Feb 25, 2019 • 10:33:14pm

re: #39 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I have friends in/from both countries, and so I am worried for them. Trump is liable to say or do something that will just make things worse.

Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un is in his armored train crossing China on a 60-hour trip to Hanoi from the NK border. The train passed through my city, but naturally I missed seeing it because Kim’s train schedule is a closely guarded secret. There have been crossings closed to vehicular traffic and normal train schedules disrupted because of the Kim train, so lots of Chinese people are pissed. Any remarks on social media about it are swiftly censored by the government, though.

One can only hope that the leaders of all the other countries of the world realize that Trump is a buffoon and ignore him completely and not let anything he says spur any action on their part.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Feb 25, 2019 • 10:33:47pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

Yep — very suspicious that he has refused to release his returns. He claimed tonight that he didn’t release them in 2016 because he was not the nominee — but he’s going to do it this time!! Let’s see what he actually does.

He’s not going to.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 25, 2019 • 11:33:27pm

re: #13 danarchy

It all depends how fractured the rest of the field stays. Bernie comes with a built in base, if the other candidates don’t consolidate quickly he could get a lot of early wins. momentum is really important in the early states.

A lot of that “built-in base” consists of ratfuckers and foreign bots who want to see him as DNC nominee, not as President.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 25, 2019 • 11:36:39pm

re: #55 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

He’s not going to.

If Bernie gets the nomination, I am most certain that somebody will leak them…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:41:34am

Thirty-fifth.

Quite a bit of “western socialism” represented in the top 10
1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Iceland
4. Japan
5. Switzerland
6. Sweden
7. Australia
8. Singapore
9. Norway
10. Israel

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:48:26am

re: #58 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Thirty-fifth.

Quite a bit of “western socialism” represented in the top 10
1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Iceland
4. Japan
5. Switzerland
6. Sweden
7. Australia
8. Singapore
9. Norway
10. Israel

A lot of that has to do with diet: a Mediterranean diet as in Spain & Italy, a lot of fish as in Iceland, Japan and Norway, etc.

In America we have a health-care industry that ignores diet in favor of prescribing medications, and a food processing industry that is little concerned with long-term health issues.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:51:38am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of that has to do with diet: a Mediterranean diet as in Spain & Italy, a lot of fish as in Iceland, Japan and Norway, etc.

In America we have a health-care industry that ignores diet in favor of prescribing medications, and a food processing industry that is little concerned with long-term health issues.

The USA also has a weight problem, and medical care that de-emphasizes prevention.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 1:03:36am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of that has to do with diet: a Mediterranean diet as in Spain & Italy, a lot of fish as in Iceland, Japan and Norway, etc.

In America we have a health-care industry that ignores diet in favor of prescribing medications, and a food processing industry that is little concerned with long-term health issues.

In this country “health” isn’t an accomplishment, it’s a product. It’s your god-given right to live however you want and then have the medicos fix you all up. At enormous expense. At everybody’s expense. And like any product, if you or your insurance company can’t afford it, you don’t deserve it. Because freedom.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 1:06:00am

re: #61 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

In this country “health” isn’t an accomplishment, it’s a product. It’s your god-given right to live however you want and then have the medicos fix you all up. At enormous expense. At everybody’s expense. And like any product, if you or your insurance company can’t afford it, you don’t deserve it. Because freedom.

And bacon. And corn sugar syrup. And cheap fast food because we pay our workers $8.50 per hour…

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Scout  Feb 26, 2019 • 1:38:30am

Forgive me, folks, if someone has already posted this link — I haven’t been keeping up on the threads recently.

Anyway, this story from The Verge is both fascinating and saddening.

THE TRAUMA FLOOR
The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

Link

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 26, 2019 • 1:40:27am

… According to a Twitter post attributed to Mead, he considers himself politically “to the right” of fascism and “natsoc,” an American neo-Nazi party. He also said he “would have fought in the Waffen SS if possible,” referring to the combat arm of the Nazi’s most fanatical organization. …

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 1:46:15am

re: #64 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Twitter users reported a Marine stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii to his command after tweets posted under an account linked to his name espoused support for Nazis and included photos of Adolf Hitler.

Just a point along the accepted political spectrum, and we have to equally respect all points of view.

Nothing to see here, people, just move along, and by the way, did you hear the latest AOC outrage?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 1:52:07am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just a point along the accepted political spectrum, and we have to equally respect all points of view.

Nothing to see here, people, just move along, and by the way, did you hear the latest AOC outrage?

I heard she hired fewer staffers so she could pay them each more. These are the times that try men’s souls….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 2:00:13am

re: #66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I heard she hired fewer staffers so she could pay them each more. These are the times that try men’s souls….

The is the first step towards turning us into a socialist hellhole and the first steps along the slippery slope towards White Genocide…

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Scout  Feb 26, 2019 • 2:39:34am

re: #63 Scout

Forgive me, folks, if someone has already posted this link — I haven’t been keeping up on the threads recently.

Anyway, this story from The Verge is both fascinating and saddening.

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THE TRAUMA FLOOR
The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

Link

Here’s a long quote from that story:

The job also changed the way he saw the world. After he saw so many videos saying that 9/11 was not a terrorist attack, he came to believe them. Conspiracy videos about the Las Vegas massacre were also very persuasive, he says, and he now believes that multiple shooters were responsible for the attack. (The FBI found that the massacre was the work of a single gunman.)

Randy now sleeps with a gun at his side. He runs mental drills about how he would escape his home in the event that it were attacked. When he wakes up in the morning, he sweeps the house with his gun raised, looking for invaders.

He has recently begun seeing a new therapist, after being diagnosed with PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder.

“I’m fucked up, man,” Randy says. “My mental health — it’s just so up and down. One day I can be really happy, and doing really good. The next day, I’m more or less of a zombie. It’s not that I’m depressed. I’m just stuck.”

He adds: “I don’t think it’s possible to do the job and not come out of it with some acute stress disorder or PTSD.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 2:48:30am

re: #63 Scout

Forgive me, folks, if someone has already posted this link — I haven’t been keeping up on the threads recently.

Anyway, this story from The Verge is both fascinating and saddening.

THE TRAUMA FLOOR
The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

Link

Egad.

Again, I see Social Media as a place where you find out about what friends & family are up to, upcoming local events and cute pet and & kid videos. It have never seen it as a source of news or information about politics or current events.

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Teukka  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:22:34am

re: #68 Scout

Do they even adequately train their moderators? While this Bellingcat article is about the Middle East, the lessons are applicable for other places as well.

How to Prevent, Identify and Address Vicarious Trauma — While Conducting Open Source Investigations in the Middle East

And yeah, the thought of Conspiracy Theorists and state actors weaponizing their “documentaries” in order to convince people and get more followers has crossed my mind, and doesn’t feel that far-fetched.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:26:12am
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Weaselone  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:31:51am

re: #71 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And they’re doing a story on him why exactly? Also, Wohl’s a convicted criminal and liar and so they use a picture of him in a suit?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:35:31am

re: #72 Weaselone

And they’re doing a story on him why exactly? Also, Wohl’s a convicted criminal and liar and so they use a picture of him in a suit?

Because that is how Successful White Guys are supposed to look.

And by American standards, he is the Very Model of a Modern Major Dickhead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:35:47am

moron’s parting bleat before flying off to VietNam yesterday:

but whatabout that dead baby in ICE custody?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:38:01am

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron’s parting bleat before flying off to VietNam yesterday:

but whatabout that dead baby in ICE custody?

Would be interesting to see how many abortions he has paid for…

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Amory Blaine  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:48:11am

Greendale School District condemns video of students using racial slurs

Greendale School District has condemned a five-second video shared over the weekend across Facebook that allegedly showed two students using racial slurs.

The video shows what appears to be a white male student playfully holding another white male student down and telling him to “say it.” The student being held down says the n-word and calls black people “animals.” Afterwards, laughter can be heard in the background.

Although that incident appears to involve students of high-school age, the district confirmed a second racist video, this one posted on YouTube, apparently involving a Greendale elementary school. Both videos were recorded off campus, according to Kitty Goyette, communications director for the district.

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jeffreyw  Feb 26, 2019 • 4:58:42am

Good morning!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:05:07am

What the hell?

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:07:57am

re: #71 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Mike Lamb  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:09:55am

re: #71 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Jesus…the summary in the tweet is already wrong…he was forced out of finance because he committed fraud.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:10:28am

re: #79 MsJ

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1) What a fucking asshole.
2) When someone calls him a liar and he sues this article will be all the defense needs.
3) What a fucking asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:11:19am

re: #79 MsJ

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He says shit like that and yet spouts “fake news” unironically.

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darthstar  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:11:39am

How the fuck do they say this asshole had a ‘career in finance’…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:11:50am

re: #81 I Would Prefer Not To

1) What a fucking asshole.
2) When someone calls him a liar and he sues this article will be all the defense needs.
3) What a fucking asshole.

4) Did you mention he’s a fucking asshole?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:12:10am

re: #83 darthstar

How the fuck do they say this asshole had a ‘career in finance’…

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Savant.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:13:55am

re: #82 HappyWarrior

He says shit like that and yet spouts “fake news” unironically.

Inorite? That paragraph about ‘lying goblins’ was freaking amazing. Proud liar calls others liars. Unreal.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:14:47am

And the senior Wohl is an attorney? Damn. That guy has a future in prison, just like his kid.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:17:27am

re: #86 MsJ

Inorite? That paragraph about ‘lying goblins’ was freaking amazing. Proud liar calls others liars. Unreal.

Just like Trump. I hope he burns out soon. I find Wohl more disgusting than Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, & Stephen Crowder. His latest stunt in the Twin Cities was close to incitement.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:17:53am

re: #87 MsJ

And the senior Wohl is an attorney? Damn. That guy has a future in prison, just like his kid.

Trump has RTed Daddy Wohl too.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:27:36am

re: #79 MsJ

…Steering votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates….

Don’t most if not all states have open primaries now? They don’t need to “steer”. Republicans can ratfuck the primaries directly. Washington used to be the only state with open primaries—that’s why we got rid of them. Then the GOP started a nationwide movement: “You can’t tell me how to vote!”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:35:00am

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Don’t most if not all states have open primaries now? They don’t need to “steer”. Republicans can ratfuck the primaries directly. Washington used to be the only state with open primaries—that’s why we got rid of them. Then the GOP started a nationwide movement: “You can’t tell me how to vote!”

Definitely a real possibility without a Republican primary. I used to oppose closed primaries but now I support them.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:38:42am

It’s only 8:30 in the morning and this.

He is getting ratioed, but fuck him.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:41:45am

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Don’t most if not all states have open primaries now? They don’t need to “steer”. Republicans can ratfuck the primaries directly. Washington used to be the only state with open primaries—that’s why we got rid of them. Then the GOP started a nationwide movement: “You can’t tell me how to vote!”

In Idaho, the repub primaries are closed, The Dems still hold a open caucus though.

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:42:14am

re: #92 I Would Prefer Not To

It’s only 8:30 in the morning and this.

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He is getting ratioed, but fuck him.

Why is he suddenly getting ratio’d on an 8-year-old tweet? Or is my system glitching when it dated it 2011 after I clicked to see the responses?

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:43:13am

re: #93 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

In Idaho, the repub primaries are closed, The Dems still hold a open caucus though.

Colorado still has only caucuses and closed ones at that. Watch as the Sandernistas simply try to get our votes disallowed from National unless that changes…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:43:25am

re: #94 Chrysicat

Why is he suddenly getting ratio’d on an 8-year-old tweet? Or is my system glitching when it dated it 2011 after I clicked to see the responses?

I have no idea why it popped up again.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:44:46am

re: #69 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Egad.

Again, I see Social Media as a place where you find out about what friends & family are up to, upcoming local events and cute pet and & kid videos. It have never seen it as a source of news or information about politics or current events.

You keep saying that. And while you might view it that way, that’s not how it’s used, and won’t change now matter how hard you wish. It will have to be dealt with for what it is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:47:22am

re: #97 Belafon

You keep saying that. And while you might view it that way, that’s not how it’s used, and won’t change now matter how hard you wish. It will have to be dealt with for what it is.

I understand that as well.

Lots of people came to understand that all you have to do is float a story out on the social media long enough and it will develop a life of its own and get picked up by the MSM.

To get real news, you have to pay investigative reporters. To keep up with “Trending on Twitter” you just need an unpaid intern.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2019 • 5:59:49am
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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:02:15am

hillary clinton

“I’ve had so many guys who did business with him in real estate say you know he’d have a $15 million dollar profit from a real estate deal which he would call $150 million and then he would call everybody and beg them not to contradict the press because he was going to tell them it was 150 million not 15 million. That’s how he sees negotiations. So if he can put lipstick on a pig and he can say OK this is what we’re going to do with North Korea. And he keeps saying it over and over again and Fox News says it over and over again and other outlets say it over and over again. And the so-called mainstream media does their both sides ism. Well he said this but then somebody else says that he wins the news he wins the news cycle.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:03:38am
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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:04:59am

Maybe 2020 will convince Republicans that we should publicly fund campaigns.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:08:01am

re: #92 I Would Prefer Not To

It’s only 8:30 in the morning and this.

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He is getting ratioed, but fuck him.

That would be most of the Jewish population you asshole who was fine with Brannon’s anti Semitic bs until YOU felt it. You’re nothing but a gish galloping fraud.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:09:26am

re: #94 Chrysicat

Why is he suddenly getting ratio’d on an 8-year-old tweet? Or is my system glitching when it dated it 2011 after I clicked to see the responses?

Oops. Should have noticed the date. Point still stands tho.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:09:43am

re: #95 Chrysicat

Colorado still has only caucuses and closed ones at that. Watch as the Sandernistas simply try to get our votes disallowed from National unless that changes…

I wish the Idaho Dems would move to a closed primary system as well. Bernie won the 2016 primary because of the rat fucking carried out by Bernie Bros and Idaho republicans.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:09:52am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:10:38am

re: #97 Belafon

You keep saying that. And while you might view it that way, that’s not how it’s used, and won’t change now matter how hard you wish. It will have to be dealt with for what it is.

It’s modern media. We may not like it but we have to adapt to it.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:10:51am

re: #106 Belafon

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Such a bs artist.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:12:54am

re: #106 Belafon

Bernie’s had years to get his tax returns ready for this moment, and they’re still bitching that they’re not ready?

Bulkshit.

I have copies of 10 years of tax returns (should I be audited, I keep last 10 years for good measure). Copying them? A trip to Staples/Kinkos and within a few hours, I’d have everything copied. It might take a few more to go through and blot out SSNs but that’s a minor detail.

Heck, if they did it on Turbotax, they could print out the copies with just a few hours worth of work.

They’re bloviating and deflecting, just like another certain someone who refused to release their tax returns - with some of the same excuses (they’re too difficult for anyone to understand).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:13:00am

re: #105 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

I wish the Idaho Dems would move to a closed primary system as well. Bernie won the 2016 primary because of the rat fucking carried out by Bernie Bros and Idaho republicans.

I for one thought it was telling that Bernie won Washington when it was a caucus but lost when they did a primary. The caucus counted. I find caucuses undemocratic and I find it especially funny that the Bros bitch about closed primaries but are fine with caucuses. I prefer open primaries for all their problems over caucuses that said.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:14:31am

re: #109 lawhawk

Bernie’s had years to get his tax returns ready for this moment, and they’re still bitching that they’re not ready?

Bulkshit.

I have copies of 10 years of tax returns (should I be audited, I keep last 10 years for good measure). Copying them? A trip to Staples/Kinkos and within a few hours, I’d have everything copied. It might take a few more to go through and blot out SSNs but that’s a minor detail.

Heck, if they did it on Turbotax, they could print out the copies with just a few hours worth of work.

They’re bloviating and deflecting, just like another certain someone who refused to release their tax returns - with some of the same excuses (they’re too difficult for anyone to understand).

He’s not ready because he doesn’t think he should be called out on it. Like Trump, Bernie has rules for Bernie and rules for everyone else. He writes the Republican opps research for them by not being transparent here.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:15:30am

This is the first of several days of testimony. Most will be closed door, but tomorrow will be a public session and it’s widely expected that Cohen will implicate Trump in multiple federal felonies (aka high crimes).

Cohen has no reason to lie at this point since he’s already going to prison, and any lies would only serve to extend his prison sentences.

The testimony will not be on Trump-Russia because that investigation is still ongoing, but rather Trump’s money laundering, campaign finance crimes, and other financial chicanery, including the payoffs to Daniels and others.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:16:28am
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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:17:14am

He still thinks it’s the 1980s.

Edit: Wrong Tweet.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:17:49am

re: #99 Patricia Kayden

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I imagine that was his thought process before he committed his crimes as well.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:18:38am

re: #114 Belafon

Wrong tweet. Reload.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:19:03am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

I for one thought it was telling that Bernie won Washington when it was a caucus but lost when they did a primary. The caucus counted. I find caucuses undemocratic and I find it especially funny that the Bros bitch about closed primaries but are fine with caucuses. I prefer open primaries for all their problems over caucuses that said.

Of course I misspoke when I said Washington used to be the only state with open “primaries”. At that time all we had were caucuses. What I meant was you didn’t have to register as a member of any party. I’ve been questioned on that, and can’t swear to it (WA being the only state like that, I mean), but my geology teacher registered a bunch of us for the first time when the voting age went down and he was a state representative, so you’d think he’d know what he was talking about.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:20:01am

Good Morning from NoHo.
Scary stuff catching up this morning. India V Pakistan? Found this. Pakistan claims they thwarted the attack, India says killed up to 200 terrorists including leadership.

So little on this on the msm. I had no idea till I saw Charles post.

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:20:25am

Urgh, the rabid nationalism from the Indian side is almost as bad as the rabid Islamism from good portions of Pakistani Twitter…which I don’t normally follow but I’m going to pay attention to during something like this.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:22:32am

re: #114 Belafon

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He still thinks it’s the 1980s.

Edit: Wrong Tweet.

HRC promised them that too. Obama did too. Bernie would get the same reception in Red America they did. If not worse.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:22:34am

For you Marie Kondo aficionados/adas:

What “Tokimeku” (Spark Joy) Really Means in Japanese

Seeing Trump leave office forever would give me tokimeki.

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:22:45am

re: #4 Belafon

I’ve seen the quotes about Sanders raising a whole lot of money and having a whole lot of initial support - one million volunteers already - and I find it funny. I doubt these people really thought that the candidate that came in second in the 2008 Democratic primary was allowed to claim an infrastructure advantage in 2016. Now that the second place finisher in the last primary is running again, it’s just funny that it’s now an advantage.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I’m not really worried about him. He’s going to get beaten in the debates and on the trail.

Sanders:. The 2016 loser to the loser

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:23:17am

re: #111 HappyWarrior

He’s not ready because he doesn’t think he should be called out on it. Like Trump, Bernie has rules for Bernie and rules for everyone else. He writes the Republican opps research for them by not being transparent here.

Again, if he is nominated, I suspect that somebody will leak them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:23:28am

re: #114 Belafon

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He still thinks it’s the 1980s.

Edit: Wrong Tweet.

Yeah. I remember the 2016 West Virginia Primary where 70% of Bernie voters said they would vote for Trump in the General Election…AND THEY DID.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:24:39am

re: #124 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yeah. I remember the 2016 West Virginia Primary where 70% of Bernie voters said they would vote for Trump in the General Election…AND THEY DID.

Bernie’s dirty secret: A lot of right wingers voted for him once it was obvious that Trump would be the GOP nom.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:24:52am

re: #124 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yeah. I remember the 2016 West Virginia Primary where 70% of Bernie voters said they would vote for Trump in the General Election…AND THEY DID.

and again, I think there are more people who want to see him as DNC Presidential candidate than there are people who actually want to see him as Prez

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:25:09am

So far, since the Indian AF attack on something in Pakistani controlled territory, there have been no reprisals. Pakistan claims nothing was hit except a bunch of trees and rocks. India claims that they took out a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp and killed a bunch of terrorists there.

The narratives allow both sides to claim that they won and enough plausible deniability that it can be a one-off that doesn’t lead either/both sides to escalate.

Still, can’t imagine that Pakistan will be happy with the attack, or the fact that Indian fighter jets slipped into Pakistani territory without too much effort. There’s probably more going on here than meets the eye as the Pakistani government knows that these terror groups operate on their territory but the government can’t directly crack down without reprisals against the government itself.

If things stay silent over next 24 hours, I think we could say that this was a one-off.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:25:30am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, if he is nominated, I suspect that somebody will leak them.

I’m sure they will but that’s not the point I’m trying to make here. Bernie can’t accuse Trump of not being transparent when he’s not himself.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:27:33am

Remind Red State voters that Bernie praised the USSR and it’s all over for him. Bernie has benefited from not having the Republican opps book thrown at him. A reminder that Dukakis was once viable too.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:30:29am

And yeah Trump voters aren’t unfairly being called racists. I’m sick of the excuse and the false narrative of the down on his luck Trump voter voting for Trump because HRC didn’t offer anything. Trump in fact did better than she did among voters whose economic situation improved from 09-16. It’s a bs narrative.

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:31:20am

re: #46 Hecuba’s daughter

Well that is curious — given that he said in the tonight’s townhall that they weren’t yet ready for release.

He also expressed his approval of Trump’s trip to meet with Kim since he favors negotiation to resolve all differences.

What “ready”?
Scan
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Done

They’re already filed. What are you gonna do to copies of them?

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:34:47am

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

Yep — very suspicious that he has refused to release his returns. He claimed tonight that he didn’t release them in 2016 because he was not the nominee — but he’s going to do it this time!! Let’s see what he actually does.

And ps we need them **before** anyone’s the nominee

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Old Liberal  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:35:07am

re: #119 Chrysicat

Urgh, the rabid nationalism from the Indian side is almost as bad as the rabid Islamism from good portions of Pakistani Twitter…which I don’t normally follow but I’m going to pay attention to during something like this.

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We are witnessing a number of coalitions between “fundamentalist religious groups” and fascist-wannabe politicians. Makes me wonder what it is about human psychological reaction to stress that fosters this response. Mix in climate change and the earth is going to be one big disaster. Good for arms industry though.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 6:38:20am

In a way, this era reminds me of the interwar period. Lots of nationalism rising. It’s more dangerous imo because the world is getting smaller and more connected.

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Citizen K  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:17:10am

And one can argue that they’ve never stopped, considering the breathless boogeymanning of Hillary that they keep looming over 2020. I wonder why….

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sagehen  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:28:04am

re: #117 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Of course I misspoke when I said Washington used to be the only state with open “primaries”. At that time all we had were caucuses. What I meant was you didn’t have to register as a member of any party. I’ve been questioned on that, and can’t swear to it (WA being the only state like that, I mean), but my geology teacher registered a bunch of us for the first time when the voting age went down and he was a state representative, so you’d think he’d know what he was talking about.

Virginia I think you also don’t register as a member of a party; on primary day, you tell them at the desk which ballot you want. And maybe Missouri?

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:30:28am

re: #136 sagehen

Virginia I think you also don’t register as a member of a party; on primary day, you tell them at the desk which ballot you want. And maybe Missouri?

And Texas.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:34:14am

re: #32 Ace-o-aces

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This post deserves more ratio!

Like slave owners never raped their female slaves.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:38:33am

re: #43 Joe Bacon 🌹

Berniebots are posting that his tax returns have been released.

BUT

When I ask where are they posted they block me…

He released them to Helen Waite. If you want to see them go to Helen Waite.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:38:51am

re: #136 sagehen

Virginia I think you also don’t register as a member of a party; on primary day, you tell them at the desk which ballot you want. And maybe Missouri?

Yeah, that’s what we have now. And the top two candidates go to the general. I’ve gotten to choose between two Democrats a number of times, but it’s ripe for Republican ratfucking.

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Jay C  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:40:28am

re: #47 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Pakistani General Ghafoor claims Indian planes jettisoned their bombs and fled in terror when Pakistanis scrambled to meet them. Yeah, right, and no one in Pakistan had any idea that Osama bin Laden was camped out just 800 meters from your military academy.

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No air-War maven I, but I translate these comments to mean:

“They bombed us, but missed; we tried to shoot them down, but missed”.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:44:19am

re: #136 sagehen

Virginia I think you also don’t register as a member of a party; on primary day, you tell them at the desk which ballot you want. And maybe Missouri?

You are correct about Va.

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Citizen K  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:44:20am

The man has no chin, no soul, and no morals. And yet he is almost wholly responsible for the GOP’s constant successes in Congress. He’ll probably manage to get away with this shit too somehow.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:45:57am

re: #143 Citizen K

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The man has no chin, no soul, and no morals. And yet he is almost wholly responsible for the GOP’s constant successes in Congress. He’ll probably manage to get away with this shit too somehow.

Someone needs to beat him in 2020. This fucker is even more amoral than Trump.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:46:43am

re: #106 Belafon

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Just went to Sanders web site. I wanted to tell him to go fuck himself. The site’s only method to communicate seems to be a give your name and email address and click on the “I’m in” button. To hell with that. I am not in on Bernie. I want him out.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:48:45am

re: #143 Citizen K

The man has no chin, no soul, and no morals. And yet he is almost wholly responsible for the GOP’s constant successes in Congress. He’ll probably manage to get away with this shit too somehow.

That had nothing to do with voter ID laws, Mitch.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:50:51am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Remind Red State voters that Bernie praised the USSR and it’s all over for him. Bernie has benefited from not having the Republican opps book thrown at him. A reminder that Dukakis was once viable too.

Red State voters love Putin these days — so will that make any difference?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:51:05am

re: #145 ObserverArt

Just went to Sanders web site. I wanted to tell him to go fuck himself. The site’s only method to communicate seems to be a give your name and email address and click on the “I’m in” button. To hell with that. I am not in on Bernie. I want him out.

Go to his Senate page.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:51:12am

re: #107 HappyWarrior

It’s modern media. We may not like it but we have to adapt to it.

How do you adapt to it?

Seems to me the only way is to fight it off and swamp the BS with easily identifiable facts that oppose the BS.

It shouldn’t have to be so much work to put out the truth. Yet, it also shouldn’t be that damn easy to spread false info…but it is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:52:19am

re: #149 ObserverArt

How do you adapt to it?

Seems to me the only way is to fight it off and swamp the BS with easily identifiable facts that oppose the BS.

It shouldn’t have to be so much work to put out the truth. Yet, it also shouldn’t be that damn easy to spread false info…but it is.

For what it’s worth I delete most all political posts on FB and block people who keep doing it.

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sagehen  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:52:45am

re: #143 Citizen K

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The man has no chin, no soul, and no morals. And yet he is almost wholly responsible for the GOP’s constant successes in Congress. He’ll probably manage to get away with this shit too somehow.

VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.

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Old Liberal  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:53:26am

re: #143 Citizen K

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The man has no chin, no soul, and no morals. And yet he is almost wholly responsible for the GOP’s constant successes in Congress. He’ll probably manage to get away with this shit too somehow.

Typical wife beater “they made me cheat because I could “

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:53:37am

re: #147 Hecuba’s daughter

Red State voters love Putin these days — so will that make any difference?

Putin’s not communist in their minds, he’s a strong adult male that stands up to Godless people. In other words, they don’t try to rationalize their support for him other than he is helping Trump.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:54:09am

re: #143 Citizen K

Eric Boehlert

@EricBoehlert
“the wrongdoing [in NC] seemed to benefit the Republican over the Democrat.” Y’think???

Aaron Rupar

@atrupar
On Senate floor, @senatemajldr McConnell shamelessly blames Dems for Mark Harris’ election fraud in North Carolina, because Dems haven’t supported voter ID laws.

The man has no chin, no soul, and no morals. And yet he is almost wholly responsible for the GOP’s constant successes in Congress. He’ll probably manage to get away with this shit too somehow.

The Democrats ARE responsible — because they get minorities to vote. If minorities didn’t vote, Harris wouldn’t have had to commit fraud in the general election.

Of course, he also committed fraud in the primaries to become the nominee.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:54:36am

re: #151 sagehen

VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.

That is not the point; they have to blame it on someone else and they also know that strict voter ID laws tend to suppress voting among lower-income and minority voters.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:56:12am

re: #151 sagehen

VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.

I’ve seen so many headlines that call it “voter fraud”. Of course it wasn’t—it was election fraud. But since it was voter fraud, voter ID would have fixed it , right? Once the terminology is set, the conclusions follow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:57:03am

re: #156 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ve seen so many headlines that call it “voter fraud”. Of course it wasn’t—it was election fraud. But since it was voter fraud, voter ID would have fixed it , right? Once the terminology is set,the conclusions follow.

GOP knows that, they are just trying to deflect

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:57:12am

re: #151 sagehen

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 7:58:21am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:00:53am

re: #147 Hecuba’s daughter

Red State voters love Putin these days — so will that make any difference?

Putin isn’t a Communist.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:07:10am
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garzooma  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:07:27am

re: #160 HappyWarrior

Putin isn’t a Communist.

But he still has a card.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:09:31am

re: #161 lawhawk

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The day I no longer have to see Ivanka’s blank doe-eyed face will be a great day.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:09:43am

re: #162 garzooma

But he still has a card.

I think he’s an opportunist personally. He’ll use whatever to keep him in power.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:10:10am

re: #160 HappyWarrior

Putin isn’t a Communist.

Do you think that the average GOP voter knows or cares about the difference?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:12:51am

Fox News gotta Fox News. Check this out ad for a new documentary thing they’re doing. (relevant to the history of LGF):

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:13:02am

re: #165 Hecuba’s daughter

Do you think that the average GOP voter knows or cares about the difference?

If it’s brought up Bernie praised the USSR as recently as 1988, you bet.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:14:53am

re: #161 lawhawk

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Rich words from someone who was given everything she had.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:16:52am

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

Fox News gotta Fox News. Check this out ad for a new documentary thing they’re doing. (relevant to the history of LGF):

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Arrrrgh!

FOX News doing a story on fake news is pure gall.

This IS the even more black pot calling the kettle black.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:16:52am

re: #127 lawhawk

So far, since the Indian AF attack on something in Pakistani controlled territory, there have been no reprisals. Pakistan claims nothing was hit except a bunch of trees and rocks. India claims that they took out a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp and killed a bunch of terrorists there.

The narratives allow both sides to claim that they won and enough plausible deniability that it can be a one-off that doesn’t lead either/both sides to escalate.

Still, can’t imagine that Pakistan will be happy with the attack, or the fact that Indian fighter jets slipped into Pakistani territory without too much effort. There’s probably more going on here than meets the eye as the Pakistani government knows that these terror groups operate on their territory but the government can’t directly crack down without reprisals against the government itself.

If things stay silent over next 24 hours, I think we could say that this was a one-off.

I suspect they will retaliate, but maybe not in the next 24 hours.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:21:27am

re: #170 Scottish Dragon

It’s possible that they do - but that it will be of a similar variety: they’ll claim to have bombed some terror camp, but India will claim that the attack failed and they hit a bunch of nothing.

Both sides get to claim that they did something, retaliating against the “bad guys” and that they won.

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Semper Fi  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:23:04am

Not to change the subject but I need a little help. I do not know the definition of “ratfucker.” Could anyone help me on that?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:24:54am

re: #172 Semper Fi

Not to change the subject but I need a little help. I do not know the definition of “ratfucker.” Could anyone help me on that?

As per Wikipedia, ratfucking is:

Ratfucking is an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks. It was brought to public attention by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in their non-fiction book All the President’s Men (1974).

A ratfucker is someone who engages in such activities.

en.wikipedia.org

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:25:12am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:26:06am

re: #174 Patricia Kayden

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Honesty for a change but what he’s going to do.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:26:47am

re: #161 lawhawk

So a heiress who hasn’t worked a day in her life is arguing that the average person doesn’t want a guaranteed minimum wage because …? She really is an awful person just like her dad. The apple barely fell from the tree.

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Semper Fi  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:26:49am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

As per Wikipedia, ratfucking is:

A ratfucker is someone who engages in such activities.

en.wikipedia.org

Checking Wikipedia never occurred to me. Thank you.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:27:18am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

He’s going to support Trump.

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:27:29am
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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:27:41am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

Honesty for a change but what he’s going to do.

He says Trump has authority over this. He doesn’t. And Republicans are OK with things as long as they do it, and were opposed to anything that black man did.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:28:30am

re: #180 Belafon

He says Trump has authority over this. He doesn’t. And Republicans are OK with things as long as they do it, and were opposed to anything that black man did.

In otherwords, he’s a feckless hack.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:29:04am

re: #177 Semper Fi

Checking Wikipedia never occurred to me. Thank you.

No problem. It’s just a more crass way of saying “dirty tricks”.

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Citizen K  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:29:18am

re: #180 Belafon

He says Trump has authority over this. He doesn’t. And Republicans are OK with things as long as they do it, and were opposed to anything that black man did.

Party over Country. Saying the quiet part out loud. They just don’t see any reason to hide their cynicism and open lust for power. That should be concerning to everyone. As Sarah Kendzior said, they’re acting like a party that believe they’ll never have to face a fair election ever again.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:30:45am

re: #179 Chrysicat

Odds that he makes a deal that requires RoK to adopt Juche?

Why not? I’ll bet they serve the best juche at Trump Tower. Spicier than their taco bowl, though—so be careful!

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:32:26am

re: #180 Belafon

He says Trump has authority over this. He doesn’t. And Republicans are OK with things as long as they do it, and were opposed to anything that black man did.

It’s not that Obama was black, it’s that he was a Democrat. The true Fake News started under Clinton, when he was relentlessly attacked by the burgeoning RW machine for every evil the RW could imagine, starting with the death of Vince Foster. Obama was foolish enough to think that the RW hatred was directed specifically at the Clintons when in reality it was directed at anyone who challenged Republican hegemony.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:37:08am
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Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:37:35am

Has Donnie declared victory yet?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:40:12am

It’s easy to say the poor just need to work harder and not expect handouts when you AREN’T FUCKING POOR!

Seriously, when’s the last time you heard a poor person say: “Nah, I did this to myself. I don’t need help. $6.50/hour at McDonald’s is awesome for me!”

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:44:05am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

Ivanka hasn’t had to work at a store where her crap now sells at discount. She’s never had to worry about folding clothes or putting them in display racks.

But she’s going to pontificate about how we should be so lucky to have the jobs we have.

She inherited her lot in life from her dad and grandfather. They got wealthy in real estate and she directly benefits and profits from it. The financial “disclosure” form shows that she’s a VP in a bunch of closely held companies that were formed for various buildings in the US and around the world. She doesn’t have to do anything except cash the check.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:45:30am

re: #174 Patricia Kayden

Sadly he’s my Rep. Along with Crapo and Risch

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:46:02am

So, we the public are only get access to one third of Cohen’s appearances?

Nevertheless, expect Twitter to be quite busy tomorrow.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:46:14am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s easy to say the poor just need to work harder and not expect handouts when you AREN’T FUCKING POOR!

Seriously, when’s the last time you heard a poor person say: “Nah, I did this to myself. I don’t need help. $6.50/hour at McDonald’s is awesome for me!”

And of course there is that evergreen right-wing talking point POORS IN AMERICA ARE LIKE TEH MILLIONAIRES COMPARED TO POORS IN AFRICA!!!! WHY ARE POORS EVEN HAVE REFRIDGERATERS & MICROWAVES & CELL PHONES & TVS!!!!11!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:48:32am

re: #165 Hecuba’s daughter

Do you think that the average GOP voter knows or cares about the difference?

They are able juggle various conflicting concepts in the air at once.

And Putin is a hero to most of them, bare chested, bareback riding, bear-wrestling, manly, religious and theo-autocratic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:50:24am

re: #172 Semper Fi

Not to change the subject but I need a little help. I do not know the definition of “ratfucker.” Could anyone help me on that?

A more colloquial term for “Machiavellian”; supporting the weaker of the opposing candidates in a primary in the hopes that they will lose.

There will not likely be anyone running against Trump, so GOP voters can turn out in droves in the primaries to support the candidates they think have the least chance of winning the general.

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:50:30am

re: #192 The Vicious Babushka

And of course there is that evergreen right-wing talking point POORS IN AMERICA ARE LIKE TEH MILLIONAIRES COMPARED TO POORS IN AFRICA!!!! WHY ARE POORS EVEN HAVE REFRIDGERATERS & MICROWAVES & CELL PHONES & TVS!!!!11!!

With the obvious corollary that thus those things should still be considered unnecessary luxuries, and we should have an EVEN more stratified society again, never mind that short of subsistence farming, there’s no way to acquire the food components one would need to live without refrigeration, and if you allow a freezer but not a microwave, you’re looking at half the articles being sold today still being impossible to prepare.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:51:16am

re: #189 lawhawk

Ivanka hasn’t had to work at a store where her crap now sells at discount. She’s never had to worry about folding clothes or putting them in display racks.

But she’s going to pontificate about how we should be so lucky to have the jobs we have.

She inherited her lot in life from her dad and grandfather. They got wealthy in real estate and she directly benefits and profits from it. The financial “disclosure” form shows that she’s a VP in a bunch of closely held companies that were formed for various buildings in the US and around the world. She doesn’t have to do anything except cash the check.

It sounds a lot like the “dignity of work” stuff you often (but not always) hear from people who have never worked a menial job in their lives. I’m always skeptical of people I hear talk like that

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:52:57am

re: #196 KGxvi

It sounds a lot like the “dignity of work” stuff you often (but not always) hear from people who have never worked a menial job in their lives. I’m always skeptical of people I hear talk like that

What do we do about the truly-self-made types who worked half-day shifts at Barneys to put themselves through uni, but still preach the idea of “dignity of work”?

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sagehen  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:53:18am

re: #172 Semper Fi

Not to change the subject but I need a little help. I do not know the definition of “ratfucker.” Could anyone help me on that?

One of the earliest examples on record:

Roger Stone bought a money order (remember those?) in the name of Young Communists League or something like that, as a campaign donation to Eugene McCarthy. Before he mailed it off, he made a bunch of Xerox copies and gave them to various newspapers.

THE COMMUNISTS ARE SUPPORTING MCCARTHY!!

I think it was Stone and Manafort who came up with the name “ratfucking”.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:53:29am

re: #191 freetoken

We get Cohen explicitly and directly tying Trump to federal felonies.

For those keeping track, these are high crimes.

We’re not talking about minor issues, or even obstruction of justice (itself a felony). We’re talking money laundering and obstruction and a laundry list of other crimes committed by Trump personally. That doesn’t count all the crimes he directed (conspiracy).

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:54:24am

So, earlier today, when I was out and about, I saw the first insect of the year on the tram while I was sitting there.

A mosquito. I had to do a doubletake - because it’s about four months too early to be seeing those little devils.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:54:52am

re: #196 KGxvi

It sounds a lot like the “dignity of work” stuff you often (but not always) hear from people who have never worked a menial job in their lives. I’m always skeptical of people I hear talk like that

We are looking at two concepts that overlap but do not fully equate: labor as a commercial commodity and work as a positive social ethos and value. The GOP seems to prefer the former while preaching the latter.

The “dignity of work”, however, lies in giving the worker a chance to better their life and help their children to get a better education and have a better future. It also means in investing education, safety and health care to maintain a healthy and prospering work force (and one with an income to spend to boost the domestic economy)

But Free Market capitalism is about treating workers as just another cost factor to be minimized or eliminated.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 8:57:13am

re: #197 Chrysicat

What do we do about the truly-self-made types who worked half-day shifts at Barneys to put themselves through uni, but still preach the idea of “dignity of work”?

It’s a complicated subject. And I don’t have a good answer for that. It’s just one of those things that sets off my spidey-sense.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:08:30am

“Why did he lie?

“To protect his boss, Donald J. Trump.”

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:08:36am

re: #151 sagehen

VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.
VOTER ID WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF FRAUD.

Are your serious? Voter ID would totally have stopped Republican operatives from going door to door to steal votes from Democrats! Totally. 🙄

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:11:03am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

“Why did he lie?

“To protect his boss, Donald J. Trump.”

Why does he drink?

-To drown his shame.

What is he ashamed of?

-His drinking.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:12:51am

JFC
Trump likes people who kiss his ass but look whose ass he is kissing.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:13:03am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

They’re really not good at this, are they?

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:13:19am

re: #163 ObserverArt

The day I no longer have to see Ivanka’s blank doe-eyed face will be a great day.

If she wearing Orange as the new Black, I’m all for pictures all day long.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:14:04am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

Trump told Kim Jong Un that he’s known plenty of rich kids who ended up messed up

Starting with the man in the mirror

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:14:16am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah, Jong Un’s a nice guy… who murdered his uncle, dispatched a bunch of generals and anyone who might question his authority, and yeah, we should treat him like a nice guy?

By Trump standards, that’s pretty fucked up.

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:14:25am
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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:16:23am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

“Why did he lie?

“To protect his boss, Donald J. Trump.”

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disgraced felon michael cohen, etc….

at this point, *anything* he says, they’ve probably already got dox and receipts
he’s not making stuff up out of whole cloth (like somebody he used to work for)

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Chrysicat  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:16:47am

re: #209 KGxvi

Starting with the man in the mirror

Damn it, now I’ll be hearing mid-80s Michael Jackson in my head all day! 😜

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:17:05am

re: #204 MsJ

Are your serious? Voter ID would totally have stopped Republican operatives from going door to door to steal votes from Democrats! Totally. 🙄

i think i see what you did there

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:17:31am

re: #210 lawhawk

Yeah, Jong Un’s a nice guy… who murdered his uncle, dispatched a bunch of generals and anyone who might question his authority, and yeah, we should treat him like a nice guy?

By Trump standards, that’s pretty fucked up.

Had his half-brother murdered in an airport with VX, but who’s keeping track….

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:18:05am

re: #215 Barefoot Grin

Had his half-brother murdered in an airport with VX, but who’s keeping track….

had another official executed by flamethrower

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:19:15am

re: #216 KGxvi

had another official executed by flamethrower

Another by AAA fire.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:19:55am

re: #195 Chrysicat

Agree 100%! That Obama was black is a plus just like Hillary being a women is a plus. The main problem is they’re DEMOCRATS and that can’t be allowed to stand.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:20:16am

re: #217 Scottish Dragon

Another by AAA fire.

They ran him over with a tow truck and tried to jump him?!

/
(sorry)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:21:50am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

JFC
Trump likes people who kiss his ass but look whose ass he is kissing.

[Embedded content]

God he’s an enabler.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:22:04am

re: #219 Shropshire Slasher

They ran him over with a tow truck and tried to jump him?!

/
(sorry)

Oh dear….

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:22:31am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:23:31am

re: #222 jaunte

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Just like any other 35 year old autocrat.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:23:44am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We are looking at two concepts that overlap but do not fully equate: labor as a commercial commodity and work as a positive social ethos and value. The GOP seems to prefer the former while preaching the latter.

The “dignity of work”, however, lies in giving the worker a chance to better their life and help their children to get a better education and have a better future. It also means in investing in education, safety and health care to maintain a healthy and prospering work force (and one with an income to spend to boost the domestic economy)

But Free Market capitalism is about treating workers as just another cost factor to be minimized or eliminated.

My husband has been in the same business for more than 40 years. One time (long ago) he got financial information from a mine in South Africa who was looking to make a large capital investment and there were two lines for labor costs: Cost of Labor and Cost of Blacks.

He said fuck that and refused to do business with them.

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:24:00am

Kim Jong Un is living out Trump’s aspirations.

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:25:52am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:26:10am

I think if Maduro kissed Trump’s ass, Trump would be praising him for his strength. Trump’s “anti socialist” rhetoric loses all credibility when he praises Kim and Xi. And his anti autocrat has always been bs given his own actions.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:26:35am

re: #213 Chrysicat

Damn it, now I’ll be hearing mid-80s Michael Jackson in my head all day! 😜

Don’t stop til you get enough!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:26:59am

Stalin? Great guy. Let me build a hotel in Moscow. He’s very strong.//

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Mike Lamb  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:28:23am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s easy to say the poor just need to work harder and not expect handouts when you AREN’T FUCKING POOR!

Seriously, when’s the last time you heard a poor person say: “Nah, I did this to myself. I don’t need help. $6.50/hour at McDonald’s is awesome for me!”

It’s simple…Republican economic policy distills to:

Rich people will do less if they aren’t given more.
Poor people will do more, only if given less.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:28:30am

So I guess you have to be super brown Latino to be Latino and have a movie about Latino experience?

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:30:39am

re: #229 HappyWarrior

I can imagine doing a Armando Iannucci’s Death of Stalin treatment for Trumpworld - black comedy/satire, except that it’s actually how it all went down in the first place.

The Death of Stalin - Official Green Band Trailer I HD I IFC Films

The only question is who plays who.

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gwangung  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:32:25am

re: #231 Scottish Dragon

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So I guess you have to be super brown Latino to be Latino and have a movie about Latino experience?

Actually, Mildred is not wrong. The experience of Latinx encompasses whites, browns and blacks. And there is colorism in the Latinx world. To say that there is A Latinx experience is wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:32:33am

re: #231 Scottish Dragon

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So I guess you have to be super brown Latino to be Latino and have a movie about Latino experience?

The diversity within the Hispanic community fascinates me.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:34:01am

re: #233 gwangung

Actually, Mildred is not wrong. The experience of Latinx encompasses whites, browns and blacks. And there is colorism in the Latinx world.

She’s not but I would disagree that it’s white washing since there’s a lot of diversity within the Hispanic community as you get at.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:35:39am

Anyhow don’t know the director’s exact background.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:38:03am

re: #233 gwangung

Actually, Mildred is not wrong. The experience of Latinx encompasses whites, browns and blacks. And there is colorism in the Latinx world. To say that there is A Latinx experience is wrong.

He completely erased the director’s Latino Mexican identity in the first tweet. Simply referred to him as a white man.. Now. the person seems to be from England and may not get this, but I’m pretty sure Mr Cuaron does not consider himself white and he damned sure would never be considered white if he showed up at port of entry with no ID….

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:38:16am

re: #236 HappyWarrior

Anyhow don’t know the director’s exact background.

He is Mexican.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:39:33am

re: #238 Scottish Dragon

He is Mexican.

I know he is. But I wonder if creole, mezito, etc.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:43:19am

re: #232 lawhawk

I can imagine doing a Armando Iannucci’s Death of Stalin treatment for Trumpworld - black comedy/satire, except that it’s actually how it all went down in the first place.

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The only question is who plays who.

Hopefully, when or if Netflix makes a miniseries about Brexit, Iannucci will be the director because there’s not too many directors that can get that balance between stupefying horror and farce right.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:44:04am

re: #238 Scottish Dragon

He is Mexican.

That may be how Americans view him, but I believe that Mexican society is analogous to ours: people of all ethnic mixtures but with those of Caucasian background on the top in the social structure.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:44:11am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

“Why did he lie?

“To protect his boss, Donald J. Trump.”

It was just a process crime.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:44:35am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

I know he is. But I wonder if creole, mezito, etc.

It was a still a white person erasing the cultural identity of a Mexican director. Of course, Mr Cuaron doesn’t need me to play “white savior” and defend him, but it struck me as utterly asinine and vulgar. I know there are color bigotries in Latino culture (I lived in Miami for awhile) but another Anglo-Saxon/Celtic dude in the UK has no business telling Latino people what stories they own. Jesus.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:45:46am

re: #215 Barefoot Grin

Had his half-brother murdered in an airport with VX, but who’s keeping track….

Hey, that half-brother was no angel, OK?

/

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:46:18am

re: #244 Sir John Barron

Hey, that half-brother was no angel, OK?

/

He was a coffee boy…nobody hardly knew him.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:47:02am

re: #243 Scottish Dragon

It was a still a white person erasing the cultural identity of a Mexican director. Of course, Mr Cuaron doesn’t need me to play “white savior” and defend him, but it struck me as utterly asinine and vulgar. I know there are color bigotries in Latino culture (I lived in Miami for awhile) but another Anglo-Saxon/Celtic dude in the UK has no business telling Latino people what stories they own. Jesus.

No I agree with you. I’m just curious about that. You’re 100% right.

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Semper Fi  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:47:21am

re: #194 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A more colloquial term for “Machiavellian”; supporting the weaker of the opposing candidates in a primary in the hopes that they will lose.

There will not likely be anyone running against Trump, so GOP voters can turn out in droves in the primaries to support the candidates they think have the least chance of winning the general.

Thanks. I’m there are some who will run against Trump

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:47:48am

re: #191 freetoken

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So, we the public are only get access to one third of Cohen’s appearances?

Nevertheless, expect Twitter to be quite busy tomorrow.

I have no problems with this if in fact the reason Cohen is doing the non-public testimony is to protect him and the overall investigation.

I’m thinking one reason Mueller was a little hesitant to have Cohen go public is because there is a good chance to scare some others out of the corners where they are hiding and it gives cover to other parts of the investigation.

I just hope Cohen’s testimony is enough to scare a few Republican congress folks from further protecting Trump and criticizing Mueller. I want him to let them know Trump is dirtier in all of this than what they may already think. And I do think some of them know Trump is dirty.

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makeitstop  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:51:33am

More of this, plz. Lots more.

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Semper Fi  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:51:49am

re: #198 sagehen

One of the earliest examples on record:

Roger Stone bought a money order (remember those?) in the name of Young Communists League or something like that, as a campaign donation to Eugene McCarthy. Before he mailed it off, he made a bunch of Xerox copies and gave them to various newspapers.

THE COMMUNISTS ARE SUPPORTING MCCARTHY!!

I think it was Stone and Manafort who came up with the name “ratfucking”.

That brought back some almost gone memories. Good old Roger has been active a long time.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:57:22am

So, here’s a good op-ed from Der Spiegel suggesting that a second Brexit referendum might really not be such a good idea.

Here’s a link to the German original: spiegel.de

and I’ll post a complete translation behind a private button, as it’s rather long.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:57:57am

re: #212 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

disgraced felon michael cohen, etc….

at this point, *anything* he says, they’ve probably already got dox and receipts
he’s not making stuff up out of whole cloth (like somebody he used to work for)

I kinda like the fact that Sarah thinks she can get America to believe Cohen lied on his own and someone like Trump would never condone Cohen’s lying and other crimes.

Sure that will work on the die-hard Trump suckers.

But over half of America has already figured out Trump is a pathological liar and he hired Cohen to lie for him and to cover up those crimes.

Sarah is just adding to the stink of the garbage pile that is the Trump White House. And it gets smellier as the weather and Washington DC warms.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:58:34am

re: #250 Semper Fi

That brought back some almost gone memories. Good old Roger has been active a long time.

How long Manafort and Stone have actually been working with the Russians? Probably only since Putin took the reins of power — but could it have started earlier than that?

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:59:18am

re: #233 gwangung

Actually, Mildred is not wrong. The experience of Latinx encompasses whites, browns and blacks. And there is colorism in the Latinx world. To say that there is A Latinx experience is wrong.

Was the film about the differences in color between the Latino participants?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 9:59:42am

re: #253 Hecuba’s daughter

How long Manafort and Stone have actually been working with the Russians? Probably only since Putin took the reins of power — but could it have started earlier than that?

Not sure. Manafort was advising Dole in 1996. Not sure what candidate Dole said about US-Russian policy.

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:00:30am

re: #252 ObserverArt

I kinda like the fact that Sarah thinks she can get America to believe Cohen lied on his own and someone like Trump would never condone Cohen’s lying and other crimes.

Sure that will work on the die-hard Trump suckers.

But over half of America has already figured out Trump is a pathological liar and he hired Cohen to lie for him and to cover up those crimes.

Sarah is just adding to the stink of the garbage pile that is the Trump White House. And it gets smellier as the weather and Washington DC warms.

You hang around it long enough the smell becomes perfume

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:01:32am

Oh Gawd I have some Jacobin Bernie Bro on twitter trying to bait me on Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches after I asked why Bernie still refuses to release his taxes….

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:02:08am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

So, here’s a good op-ed from Der Spiegel suggesting that a second Brexit referendum might really not be such a good idea.

Here’s a link to the German original: spiegel.de

and I’ll post a complete translation behind a private button, as it’s rather long.

[Embedded content]

More specifically, EU might not want to keep GB if they choose to abandon their current path.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:02:54am

re: #257 Scottish Dragon

Oh Gawd I have some Jacobin Bernie Bro on twitter trying to bait me on Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches after I asked why Bernie still refuses to release his taxes….

“Did I miss the announcement that she’s running for president again?”

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garzooma  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:02:58am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

[Embedded content]
“Disgraced felon Michael Cohen is going to prison for lying to Congress and making other false statements…” — Sarah Sanders

“Trump hires liars to represent him” says person Trump hired to represent him.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:04:32am

re: #225 jaunte

Kim Jong Un is living out Trump’s aspirations.

There is no doubt in my mind that deep in the recesses of Trump’s rotten mind he would love to be a murderous dictator.

He would also love to tie up and put tape over the mouths of women and do despicable things to them.

We know he is bad, but we may not know just how bad he really is. I think one thing that always stuck with me was his handling of the Central Park 5. He wanted New York to give them the death penalty. Then when they were cleared, he still wanted the death penalty.

This guy has no remorse about anything bad he has ever done. And he could never be rehabilitated. He is a monster.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:04:47am

re: #260 garzooma

“Trump hires liars to represent him” says person Trump hired to represent him.

Only the best people work for Trump.//

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:06:23am

re: #258 Belafon

More specifically, EU might not want to keep GB if they choose to abandon their current path.

Not just that, but there’s a genuine concern that the UK might well work to further sabotage the EU from within if it were to stay.

Britain’s longest-standing foreign policy imperative is to prevent any one power - or group of powers - from becoming the dominant force on the European Continent; the Brits have long viewed such a turn of events as an existential threat.

Maybe it really would be better for all concerned to just let Britain go its own way. Like someone here pointed out, Britain could go back in time….not to the Golden Age of its Empire, but more likely, back to the 15th century, when it was a second-tier power, riven by internal dissension.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:07:02am

re: #261 ObserverArt

There is no doubt in my mind that deep in the recesses of Trump’s rotten mind he would love to be a murderous dictator.

He would also love to tie up and put tape over the mouths of women and do despicable things to them.

We know he is bad, but we may not know just how bad he really is. I think one thing that always stuck with me was his handling of the Central Park 5. He wanted New York to give them the death penalty. Then when they were cleared, he still wanted the death penalty.

This guy has no remorse about anything bad he has ever done. And he could never be rehabilitated. He is a monster.

I was talking about why I dislike Trump for reasons unrelated to ideology last night and I settled on this: the lack of intellectual curiosity, humility, & how he treats people. I could have gone on more further but those three stick in my head.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:08:14am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

The diversity within the Hispanic community fascinates me.

Everyone seems to forget Spain is in Europe! I guess it was moved to South America at some point though.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:08:55am

re: #265 ObserverArt

Everyone seems to forget Spain is in Europe! I guess it was moved to South America at some point though.

Right.

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:09:11am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

Thanks.

The whole Brexit problem is a parallel to Trumpism here in the US.

Put bluntly - nativists are unhappy, frightened, angry at a smaller world, where boundaries are not so hard anymore and where national identities are not that solid.

This is why they hate “globalism” so much - it diminishes their tribal pride.

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sagehen  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:09:11am

re: #231 Scottish Dragon

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So I guess you have to be super brown Latino to be Latino and have a movie about Latino experience?

By American standards, he’s hispanic.
By Mexican standards in Mexico for a Mexican audience, he’s white.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:09:28am

re: #263 Dr Lizardo

Which sounds like what it might have been like if the US, after the Civil War, had decided to leave South Carolina out of the Union.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:11:19am
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sagehen  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:12:05am

re: #240 Dr Lizardo

Hopefully, when or if Netflix makes a miniseries about Brexit, Iannucci will be the director because there’s not too many directors that can get that balance between stupefying horror and farce right.

HBO did a reasonable job of it

Brexit (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:12:38am

re: #269 Belafon

Which sounds like what it might have been like if the US, after the Civil War, had decided to leave South Carolina out of the Union.

Too small to be a nation and too large to be an insane asylum….

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:12:48am

re: #264 HappyWarrior

I was talking about why I dislike Trump for reasons unrelated to ideology last night and I settled on this: the lack of intellectual curiosity, humility, & how he treats people. I could have gone on more further but those three stick in my head.

When the Central Park 5 were cleared, the obvious thing to do would’ve been to say, publicly, “Wow, I spoke rashly; now I can see that they were wrongly convicted, and I hope that they’ll be compensated for this miscarriage of justice and I also ask that they accept my deepest apologies for my earlier remarks. I take back what I said, and to be blunt, I should’ve never said it at all.”

Trump - nah, he just fucking doubled-down on his BS.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:13:46am

re: #267 freetoken

Thanks.

The whole Brexit problem is a parallel to Trumpism here in the US.

Put bluntly - nativists are unhappy, frightened, angry at a smaller world, where boundaries are not so hard anymore and where national identities are not that solid.

This is why they hate “globalism” so much - it diminishes their tribal pride.

I think globalism scares far left and right for different reasons. The far right for making us more interconnected regardless of nationality. I know you do genealogy as well. I’ve met cousins in three different countries that I can trace my line to. It’s definitely made me realize how much we create nationality to separate ourselves. The far left I think more understandably worries about workers being exploited in globalization but I think many of them are unable to accept that economies change too.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:14:47am
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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:15:05am

re: #268 sagehen

By American standards, he’s hispanic.
By Mexican standards in Mexico for a Mexican audience, he’s white.

Latino/Hispanic is an ethnicity, which is different from race, which a lot of people don’t get. One is tied to geography/religion/language the other to skin color. Both are social constructs that tell us more about the people who use them (particularly how they use them) than the people they actually apply to.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:15:48am

re: #257 Scottish Dragon

Oh Gawd I have some Jacobin Bernie Bro on twitter trying to bait me on Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches after I asked why Bernie still refuses to release his taxes….

Did she refuse to release her tax returns?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:16:07am

re: #273 Dr Lizardo

When the Central Park 5 were cleared, the obvious thing to do would’ve been to say, publicly, “Wow, I spoke rashly; now I can see that they were wrongly convicted, and I hope that they’ll be compensated for this miscarriage of justice and I also ask that they accept my deepest apologies for my earlier remarks. I take back what I said, and to be blunt, I should’ve never said it at all.”

Trump - nah, he just fucking doubled-down on his BS.

Yeah it’s also a lack of ability to admit when he’s wrong which is what I got at with the lack of humility. Every other President in my lifetime has expressed regret about how, what, or why he’s done something but Trump? Not only can he not acknowledge that but he doubles down. You ask him about the Central Park Five now and he’d claim he never printed that ad.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:17:06am

re: #257 Scottish Dragon

Oh Gawd I have some Jacobin Bernie Bro on twitter trying to bait me on Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches after I asked why Bernie still refuses to release his taxes….

Is HRC running? And shouldn’t Bernie if he’s so great have higher standards than HRC?

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:17:35am

re: #257 Scottish Dragon

Oh Gawd I have some Jacobin Bernie Bro on twitter trying to bait me on Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches after I asked why Bernie still refuses to release his taxes….

Which one is running?

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:18:37am

re: #277 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

Did she refuse to release her tax returns?

They are just as obsessed with her as the Trumpkins (and the venn diagram overlap is considerable, I know)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:18:42am

re: #276 KGxvi

Latino/Hispanic is an ethnicity, which is different from race, which a lot of people don’t get. One is tied to geography/religion/language the other to skin color. Both are social constructs that tell us more about the people who use them (particularly how they use them) than the people they actually apply to.

It’s fascinating to me. I’ve noticed it even on the micro level even within my SiL’s family. That family tree is one I would love to research.

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Semper Fi  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:19:11am

re: #253 Hecuba’s daughter

How long Manafort and Stone have actually been working with the Russians? Probably only since Putin took the reins of power — but could it have started earlier than that?

Surely, it has been decades. I’m presently anxious about Stone curious about the end result. What kind of sentence did he earn for himself?

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:21:43am

re: #278 HappyWarrior

Yeah it’s also a lack of ability to admit when he’s wrong which is what I got at with the lack of humility. Every other President in my lifetime has expressed regret about how, what, or why he’s done something but Trump? Not only can he not acknowledge that but he doubles down. You ask him about the Central Park Five now and he’d claim he never printed that ad.

These are lessons from Roy Cohn: Roy Cohn and Trump
1. Never settle, never surrender. 2. Counter-attack, counter-sue immediately. 3. No matter what happens, no matter how deeply into the muck you get, claim victory and never admit defeat.” As columnist Liz Smith once observed, “Donald lost his moral compass when he made an alliance with Roy Cohn.”

Of course it’s not clear that Trump ever had a moral compass

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:24:13am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

It’s fascinating to me. I’ve noticed it even on the micro level even within my SiL’s family. That family tree is one I would love to research.

My family on the Cuban side is mostly “white” in that we have pretty clear lines back to Spain (in fact some of my mom’s aunts moved to Spain after the revolution). But we believe my mom’s paternal grandfather might have immigrated to Cuba from the Middle East. And there is a fairly long history of racism within a lot of Latin countries, the Spanish and Portuguese empires basically created a caste system with whites (Europeans) on top. And since we are often molded by things that happened long before we were born…

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:24:21am

re: #284 Hecuba’s daughter

These are lessons from Roy Cohn: Roy Cohn and Trump
1. Never settle, never surrender. 2. Counter-attack, counter-sue immediately. 3. No matter what happens, no matter how deeply into the muck you get, claim victory and never admit defeat.” As columnist Liz Smith once observed, “Donald lost his moral compass when he made an alliance with Roy Cohn.”

Of course it’s not clear that Trump ever had a moral compass

YouTube

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:24:48am

OMG my tweet got a like from Sci Fi author Harry Turtledove!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:25:03am

re: #257 Scottish Dragon

Oh Gawd I have some Jacobin Bernie Bro on twitter trying to bait me on Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches after I asked why Bernie still refuses to release his taxes….

IIRC I read an article (at Huffington Post?) by someone who actually tracked down people from Goldman Sachs who attended that event to find out what Hillary talked about. Most of the people said they really weren’t paying attention and didn’t remember, but some said she talked about creating opportunities for women and minorities in the financial industry.

OH THE CONTROVERSY!!!!

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:26:19am

re: #284 Hecuba’s daughter

These are lessons from Roy Cohn: Roy Cohn and Trump
1. Never settle, never surrender. 2. Counter-attack, counter-sue immediately. 3. No matter what happens, no matter how deeply into the muck you get, claim victory and never admit defeat.” As columnist Liz Smith once observed, “Donald lost his moral compass when he made an alliance with Roy Cohn.”

Of course it’s not clear that Trump ever had a moral compass

I think it is simple to make a lack of a moral compass a fact with Trump.

He hired Roy Cohn.

Anyone with a moral compass would never have done that. Cohn was well known and was hired for a reason.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:27:15am

re: #261 ObserverArt

Combine the way he talks about women being tied up and the way he talked about Epstein’s preferences…

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it a million times more, I have no doubt that he HAS done those things.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:27:22am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

IIRC I read an article (at Huffington Post?) by someone who actually tracked down people from Goldman Sachs who attended that event to find out what Hillary talked about. Most of the people said they really weren’t paying attention and didn’t remember, but some said she talked about creating opportunities for women and minorities in the financial industry.

OH THE CONTROVERSY!!!!

That’s a dream job right there. Give 2-4 speeches per month that people either don’t pay attention to or don’t remember and collect checks. Hell, I’ll do that for like $25,000 a speech.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:29:03am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

IIRC I read an article (at Huffington Post?) by someone who actually tracked down people from Goldman Sachs who attended that event to find out what Hillary talked about. Most of the people said they really weren’t paying attention and didn’t remember, but some said she talked about creating opportunities for women and minorities in the financial industry.

OH THE CONTROVERSY!!!!

Trump made huge issue out of this… and then promptly hired… 6… 6 Goldman Sachs guys to be in key positions. And that included Bannon.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:29:59am

re: #285 KGxvi

My family on the Cuban side is mostly “white” in that we have pretty clear lines back to Spain (in fact some of my mom’s aunts moved to Spain after the revolution). But we believe my mom’s paternal grandfather might have immigrated to Cuba from the Middle East. And there is a fairly long history of racism within a lot of Latin countries, the Spanish and Portuguese empires basically created a caste system with whites (Europeans) on top. And since we are often molded by things that happened long before we were born…

Yeah I think a lot of people not familiar with the community assume it’s either people descended from Spainards, indingeous people, or African slaves in the Hispanic world but there’s so much more than that. In fact, the current Pope’s parents were from Italy and I remember reading that Argentina was a huge destination for people from the former Yugoslav republics, one of which is where my grandfather’s parents were from. It’s a fascinating place. My favorite Peruvian dish in fact was influenced by Chinese immigrants to Peru- Lomo Saltado.

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:30:19am

The easily disprovable lying seems to be accelerating.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:30:20am

re: #291 KGxvi

That’s a dream job right there. Give 2-4 speeches per month that people either don’t pay attention to or don’t remember and collect checks. Hell, I’ll do that for like $25,000 a speech.

And that’s your TED talk right there.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:31:29am

re: #294 jaunte

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The easily disprovable lying seems to be accelerating.

I really want bad things to happen to the Turtle. Not violence but not being able to shit without pain would be acceptable.

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:31:45am

Is there some kind of TED-off to determine the champion TED talkers?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:31:56am

re: #292 lawhawk

Trump made huge issue out of this… and then promptly hired… 6… 6 Goldman Sachs guys to be in key positions. And that included Bannon.

I would bet you that if Bernie got elected, he inevitably would have GS people too.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:32:40am

re: #287 Scottish Dragon

OMG my tweet got a like from Sci Fi author Harry Turtledove!

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She really has no fucking idea what it’s like to struggle. No idea. Ivanka’s a clueless brat.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:32:42am

re: #291 KGxvi

That’s a dream job right there. Give 2-4 speeches per month that people either don’t pay attention to or don’t remember and collect checks. Hell, I’ll do that for like $25,000 a speech.

Hell, I’ll do that for $5,000 a speech.

One speech a week, that’s about $20,000 a month. And where I’m at, I’d be living like King Croesus!

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sagehen  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:33:22am

re: #290 Sufficient unto the day…

Combine the way he talks about women being tied up and the way he talked about Epstein’s preferences…

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it a million times more, I have no doubt that he HAS done those things.

And Vladamir has the video.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:33:29am

“Look what you made us do!” - Mitch Mcconnell.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:33:53am

re: #293 HappyWarrior

Yeah I think a lot of people not familiar with the community assume it’s either people descended from Spainards, indingeous people, or African slaves in the Hispanic world but there’s so much more than that. In fact, the current Pope’s parents were from Italy and I remember reading that Argentina was a huge destination for people from the former Yugoslav republics, one of which is where my grandfather’s parents were from. It’s a fascinating place. My favorite Peruvian dish in fact was influenced by Chinese immigrants to Peru- Lomo Saltado.

The oldest Chinatown in the western hemisphere is in Havana. The Spanish weren’t above using Asian indentured servants either.

As for Argentina, they’ve got a rather interesting history of immigration. There are towns in Argentina where the dominant language is German (insert Martin Borrman joke here)

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:34:38am

re: #302 Eclectic Cyborg

“Look what you made us do!” - Mitch Mcconnell.

A number of people said two months ago the GOP would take exactly this tact and use their own cheating to push for their ID policy.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:35:00am

re: #300 Dr Lizardo

Hell, I’ll do that for $5,000 a speech.

One speech a week, that’s about $20,000 a month. And where I’m at, I’d be living like King Croesus!

That’s setting the market too low. Do $24,500 a speech. Not like Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo can’t afford those rates.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:35:28am

re: #305 KGxvi

That’s setting the market too low. Do $24,500 a speech. Not like Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo can’t afford those rates.

Your own personal economic stimulus package.

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:40:30am

Interesting Venezuela discussion going on in this thread:

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:40:55am

re: #305 KGxvi

That’s setting the market too low. Do $24,500 a speech. Not like Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo can’t afford those rates.

At $73,500 (three speeches/month at $24,500/speech) in three months, I could buy myself a damned nice family house, free and clear, no mortgage, on about a quarter-acre of land here.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:41:02am

re: #303 KGxvi

The oldest Chinatown in the western hemisphere is in Havana. The Spanish weren’t above using Asian indentured servants either.

As for Argentina, they’ve got a rather interesting history of immigration. There are towns in Argentina where the dominant language is German (insert Martin Borrman joke here)

You mean Mengele :) but yeah. I do remember hearing about that town. It looks like it could be in Bavaria but it’s actually in Argentina. But yeah and I know Jamaica isn’t Hispanic but Bob Marley’s first producer was a man of Chinese ancestry. The world I think is a lot more diverse than people think. Even within my own lily white ancestry, there’s some interesting things like those Irish who are descended from people who were living in Ireland when the Normans invaded, Norman-Irish, and later the Anglo-Irish and Scots-Irish, the latter two I haven’t found any ancestral ties to but that doesn’t mean they’re not there. And in Slovakia, the Carpatho Rusyns intermarried with the native Slovaks and also Hungarians for generations.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:43:41am
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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:45:12am

re: #303 KGxvi

See also Colonia Tovar:
en.wikipedia.org

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:46:06am

re: #310 Scottish Dragon

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Their relationship with the government fascinates me. The same people who didn’t question the Patriot Act at all are the same people who I saw buying Jade Helm shit left and right in the Obama years and now also want the Feds to build Trump’s beautiful wall.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:46:26am

re: #311 jaunte

See also Colonia Tovar:
en.wikipedia.org

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Link no worky!

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:47:22am

Sorry, here it is:

en.wikipedia.org

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Old Liberal  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:47:27am

re: #183 Citizen K

Party over Country. Saying the quiet part out loud. They just don’t see any reason to hide their cynicism and open lust for power. That should be concerning to everyone. As Sarah Kendzior said, they’re acting like a party that believe they’ll never have to face a fair election ever again.

It’s a party that believes that all their positions are correct and any other position is wrong. Any action in support of their position is correct and any action in support of “wrong” position is de facto wrong.

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William Lewis  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:48:18am

re: #310 Scottish Dragon

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They do hate being reminded that even when they had small arms parity, they still got curb stomped by the government’s forces. But that fantasy is strong. Especially when they start blathering about the VC with no understanding of the international supply and support of them.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:49:32am

re: #316 William Lewis

They do hate being reminded that even when they had small arms parity, they still got curb stomped by the government’s forces. But that fantasy is strong. Especially when they start blathering about the VC with no understanding of the international supply and support of them.

The VC was supported by outside forces as was the French resistance and ourselves during the Revolution. It’s not a bad thing really but the whole fantasy is always bs.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:49:42am
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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:51:07am

re: #314 jaunte

Sorry, here it is:

en.wikipedia.org

Looks very European. Change some of the flora and you would never know that wasn’t Austria, Germany, etc.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:51:28am

re: #312 HappyWarrior

Their relationship with the government fascinates me. The same people who didn’t question the Patriot Act at all are the same people who I saw buying Jade Helm shit left and right in the Obama years and now also want the Feds to build Trump’s beautiful wall.

These are the people who will tell you MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS FAKE NEWS!!!! YOU CAN’T BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU SEE ON MSNBC & CNN OR READ IN THE NY TIMES & WASH POST!!! FAAAAAAKKKEEE NOOOOOOOOZZZZEEEE!!!!!!!

But then they are all like FOLLOW THE DOTS!!!! READ THE QCLUES ON 4CHAN!!!11! & THINK FOR YOUR SELV!!1!!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:52:25am

re: #244 Sir John Barron

Hey, that half-brother was no angel, OK?

/

All he wanted was a Tokyo Disney vacation!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:53:41am

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

These are the people who will tell you MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS FAKE NEWS!!!! YOU CAN’T BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU SEE ON MSNBC & CNN OR READ IN THE NY TIMES & WASH POST!!! FAAAAAAKKKEEE NOOOOOOOOZZZZEEEE!!!!!!!

But then they are all like FOLLOW THE DOTS!!!! READ THE QCLUES ON 4CHAN!!!11! & THINK FOR YOUR SELV!!1!!!!

Yeah. They think CNN is lying to them but that walking pile of horse shit Alex Jones would never lie to them.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:53:53am

re: #315 Old Liberal

It’s a party that believes that all their positions are correct and any other position is wrong. Any action in support of their position is correct and any action in support of “wrong” position is de facto wrong.

I don’t even think they believe all their positions are correct. I think they decided to go all in on Trump because he is doing what they couldn’t do. They known a lot of it is wrong. You’d have to be a complete dunce to not know it. And they are not stupid. They are politically criminal at this point.

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:54:02am

This probably needs more exploration:

America’s Biggest Charities Are Funneling Millions to Hate Groups From Anonymous Donors

A Sludge analysis of recent tax filings shows that, from mid-2014 through 2017, these four donor-advised funds combined to give nearly $11 million to 34 groups that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) considers to be hate groups, according to its 2017 hate map. These hate groups include 12 anti-LGBT groups, 12 anti-Muslim groups, eight anti-immigrant groups, one white nationalist group, and one radical traditional Catholic group.

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:54:58am

The weird-tweet-of-the-day:

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:55:26am

re: #23 William Lewis

Bass? Get her a copy of this album:
amazon.com

Charles Mingus does some amazing playing and combined with the equal genius of the the other two (Duke Ellington on Piano and Max Roach’s drums) and you have one of the all time greatest jazz albums that remains painfully unknown.

Mingus!
Excellent suggestion. If she also wants to hear more contemporary bassists, Edgar Meyer and Dave Holland are worth a listen. And there is that super obscure, totally unknown bass player Charles played with… what’s that guys name? Stanley Clarke!

Since I am so late catching up with this thread I suppose all these and more will have already been mentioned. Oh well…

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:55:44am
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Mike Lamb  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:56:07am

re: #318 Dr Lizardo

This might actually be fun.

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I’ll see most anything where Ryan Reynolds gets to play Ryan Reynolds.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:57:46am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Yeah. They think CNN is lying to them but that walking pile of horse shit Alex Jones would never lie to them.

I will never stop laughing at this clip

Alex Jones Chases a Guy Across the Street

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:58:32am

re: #327 jaunte

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Well of course they are.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:59:05am

re: #329 The Vicious Babushka

I will never stop laughing at this clip

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Jones has some serious issues. I really want the Sandy Hook families to clean him out good. He’s a malicious asshole.

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 10:59:29am

So the MAGAdolts are all running with Cohen-is-a-liar and Cohen has be removed from his state Bar… all the while being clueless to exactly why Cohen lied and for whom.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:00:50am

re: #328 Mike Lamb

I’ll see most anything where Ryan Reynolds gets to play Ryan Reynolds.

It looks pretty good, actually. And Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu? That’s gotta be some kind of demented genius at work there. But somehow, it works.

I have yet to go see Alita: Battle Angel. I was a big fan of the manga by Yukito Kishiro that it’s based on (the OVA’s were OK too), so it might be worth checking out.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:01:21am
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makeitstop  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:01:24am

re: #305 KGxvi

That’s setting the market too low. Do $24,500 a speech. Not like Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo can’t afford those rates.

Yeah, $4500 to cover air fare and hotel. That way you’ll clear 20 large a month.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:01:50am

re: #332 freetoken

So the MAGAdolts are all running with Cohen-is-a-liar and Cohen has be removed from his state Bar… all the while being clueless to exactly why Cohen lied and for whom.

They just believe anything the orange shitmonster tells them. It’s really really fucking sad. They all can’t be that dumb.

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lawhawk  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:01:58am

re: #328 Mike Lamb

Pikachu needs a Deadpool mask.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:02:48am

re: #334 Scottish Dragon

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They found one fake hate crime. There’s a lot more instances of conservatives thinking crimes were happening that weren’t. See Cindy McCain and the “human trafficking.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:03:15am

THIS THREAD: The Entire World Of History Professionals Own Dipshit D’Stupid

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:03:20am

re: #327 jaunte

When the post-mortem is written on the Trump era the title really should be “That the Laws be Faithfully Executed”

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:03:29am

re: #325 freetoken

The weird-tweet-of-the-day:

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Christianity had some really weird phases.

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William Lewis  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:03:30am

re: #333 Dr Lizardo

It looks pretty good, actually. And Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu? That’s gotta be some kind of demented genius at work there. But somehow, it works.

I have yet to go see Alita: Battle Angel. I was a big fan of the manga by Yukito Kishiro that it’s based on (the OVA’s were OK too), so it might be worth checking out.

Its like a 10 part show that they spent all the money on the first two episodes. Looks pretty but the story is a hot mess.

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William Lewis  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:04:12am

re: #341 Scottish Dragon

Christianity had some really weird phases.

Heh. Yeah. Still do too…

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:05:01am

re: #341 Scottish Dragon

Christianity had some really weird phases.

The Spanish Inquisition

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:05:13am

re: #334 Scottish Dragon

“Hey, but that’s data from an expert in the field. They have to have an agenda!”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:06:02am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

THIS THREAD: The Entire World Of History Professionals Own Dipshit D’Stupid

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Dinesh wants to tell us that the party that used states rights to justify discriminating against people is the same part as the one that wants federal anti discrimination laws. Dinesh is a pathetic hack who like his old fling Ingraham is a waste of a good degree. Dartmouth definitely didn’t get their best with those two shitbrains.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:06:59am

re: #346 jaunte

“Hey, but that’s data from an expert in the field. They have to have an agenda!”

I only listen to people who have “common sense” and are able to do the amount of words similar to destroy that Ben Shapiro can!

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:07:23am
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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:08:02am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:08:27am

re: #342 William Lewis

Its like a 10 part show that they spent all the money on the first two episodes. Looks pretty but the story is a hot mess.

Yeah, that seems to be one of the biggest criticisms of Alita. I know Robert Rodriguez directed it, but frankly, it’s kind of a shame that James Cameron didn’t direct it - a live-action Alita film has been his passion for at least 20+ years (it was in the late 90’s when I first heard about a Cameron-directed film adaptation).

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:08:55am

re: #349 Scottish Dragon

CONFIRMATION BIAS SHIELDS ARE HOLDING

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:09:43am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

There’s also the genre of “blacks and/or mexicans attacked me” false reports by whites.

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:11:43am
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Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:12:14am

re: #353 The Ghost of Quesos Past

There’s also the genre of “blacks and/or mexicans attacked me” false reports by whites.

“Held me down and carved a “B” on my face.”
“Black men stole my car with my children in it and pushed it into the lake, killing my kids.”

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:13:01am

re: #354 jaunte

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I need his birth date also please.

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:13:17am
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makeitstop  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:18:45am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:19:09am
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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:19:36am

MAGAdolts full on trying to fill up twitter and all online stories about Cohen, that we should not believe Cohen because he lied.

Besides the irony in that, it seems as if they are all clueless as to what it means that Cohen lied that Trump was innocent.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:20:21am

Happy Warrior will like this:

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:20:38am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:21:27am

re: #361 The Vicious Babushka

Happy Warrior will like this:

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Thanks for thinking of me, VB. Lovely story!

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:25:47am
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:25:58am

Question concerning candidates releasing tax returns:

How do we know that they are legitimate returns instead of someone making up fake returns and releasing them to the public?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:27:07am

re: #359 Charles Johnson

Or you could go right off the fucking deep end and criticize Trump AND Sanders in the same tweet.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:28:26am

re: #365 Hecuba’s daughter

Question concerning candidates releasing tax returns:

How do we know that they are legitimate returns instead of someone making up fake returns and releasing them to the public?

I think if it’s something like a 1040 or something like that, the year would be on them. Not sure though since forging tax returns isn’t my thing :).

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freetoken  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:28:35am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:28:50am

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

Or you could go right off the fucking deep end and criticize Trump AND Sanders in the same tweet.

The holy trinity: Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:29:36am

re: #368 freetoken

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You mean the same liar that your boss Donald employed for years. Take a seat Ronna, you’re a drunk. It’s too bad your Grandpa George cant’ come back from the dead and tell you and Uncle Mitt what a bunch of pathetic hacks you are.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:30:55am

re: #364 jaunte

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WTF! Is this sarcasm or are they actually accepting the “millions of jobs” claim. I need to adjust my Poe-o-meter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:31:48am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

WTF! Is this sarcasm or are they actually accepting the “millions of jobs” claim. I need to adjust my Poe-o-meter.

Damn things break pretty easily these days.

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:32:57am

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

Or you could go right off the fucking deep end and criticize Trump AND Sanders in the same tweet.

Someone needs to create a bot that does that, a great candle flame to draw all the terrible away from the rest of us. Just at random times it posts something critical of Trump and Sanders.

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plansbandc  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:34:08am

~baseball news~

Looks like the Rockies are going to keep Nolan Arenado for at least 3 more years. They’re finalizing a massive 8 year (opt out at 3) contract. No trade clause also.

Stunned that they actually opened the vaults and that Nolan decided to stay.

~end~

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jaunte  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:34:44am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

It’s Doonesbury!

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:36:29am

re: #374 plansbandc

~baseball news~

Looks like the Rockies are going to keep Nolan Arenado for at least 3 more years. They’re finalizing a massive 8 year (opt out at 3) contract. No trade clause also.

Stunned that they actually opened the vaults and that Nolan decided to stay.

~end~

More per year than Machado. Wonder what that does for Harper.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:38:14am

re: #341 Scottish Dragon

Christianity had some really weird phases.

“Had”

I don’t think those weird phases are over.

I would use has.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:38:53am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

THIS THREAD: The Entire World Of History Professionals Own Dipshit D’Stupid

[Embedded content]

And it keeps growing. Damn. There’s owned and OWNED. Dinish D’Dumbass is freaking OWNED and then some.

Of course, he’s a liar and not just a dumbass and he does Republican alternate facts propaganda all day long so it’s not like he cares about anyone or anything. So there’s that.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:40:12am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

WTF! Is this sarcasm or are they actually accepting the “millions of jobs” claim. I need to adjust my Poe-o-meter.

Ya, I need some help on whether that person is serious.

Given the reality free bubble that engulfs Trump’s cult of personality, it is, sadly, probably serious.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:41:14am

re: #374 plansbandc

~baseball news~

Looks like the Rockies are going to keep Nolan Arenado for at least 3 more years. They’re finalizing a massive 8 year (opt out at 3) contract. No trade clause also.

Stunned that they actually opened the vaults and that Nolan decided to stay.

~end~

That’s great.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:41:43am

re: #376 KGxvi

More per year than Machado. Wonder what that does for Harper.

Harper could end up a Dodger i’ve heard. Crazy to think all three could be in the NL West together.

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:44:44am

re: #358 makeitstop

[Story tk]

Tk? TK?

To kum? Kumbaya? WTF?

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:44:53am

re: #379 Mike Lamb

Ya, I need some help on whether that person is serious.

Given the reality free bubble that engulfs Trump’s cult of personality, it is, sadly, probably serious.

As mentioned in #375 above, it’s Doonesbury. So not serious at all.

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ObserverArt  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:45:15am

re: #360 freetoken

MAGAdolts full on trying to fill up twitter and all online stories about Cohen, that we should not believe Cohen because he lied.

Besides the irony in that, it seems as if they are all clueless as to what it means that Cohen lied that Trump was innocent.

How do we not know those are not all Russian bots and maybe others like idiot Jacob Wohl acting like Russia ratfuckers?

We need to face the fact there are going to be a lot of people jumping in to mess with the elections. The road map has been drawn. They will follow it until it is stopped.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:47:16am

re: #384 ObserverArt

How do we not know those are not all Russian bots and maybe others like idiot Jacob Wohl acting like Russia ratfuckers?

We need to face the fact there are going to be a lot of people jumping in to mess with the elections. The road map has been drawn. They will follow it until it is stopped.

Doesn’t the entire modern Republican party consist of Russian bots?

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KGxvi  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:51:18am

So House Joint Resolution 46 - the disapproval/revocation of the national emergency has 233 co-sponsors, and only one Republican, Justin Amash of Michigan. 38 years old and he’s been in Congress since 2011 (won his seat in the 2010 midterms).

Reading up on his positions on his wikipedia page, he seems to be a true believer in limited government. So, that’s… interesting.

387
Archangelus  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:52:23am
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makeitstop  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:53:10am

re: #382 MsJ

Tk? TK?

To kum? Kumbaya? WTF?

Dunno. I do see that pretty often on Twitter, though. Natasha Bertrand has used it too. I think it’s some kind of inside baseball journo thing.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:56:35am

re: #387 Archangelus

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Why he would have been able to run again in the first place is a mockery.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:56:35am

re: #316 William Lewis

They do hate being reminded that even when they had small arms parity, they still got curb stomped by the government’s forces. But that fantasy is strong. Especially when they start blathering about the VC with no understanding of the international supply and support of them.

I’m pretty sure Russia and China will be willing to help out the barbarians.

Which would make them just like the VC.

ETA: Guerrilla warfare works only when the power being fought against has a place to run to, or they are monumentally incompetent.

Guerrilla warfare worked in Vietnam and Afghanistan because it became too expensive to remain. And the Americans and Russians could return home.

It worked in Cuba and Nicaragua because the local governments were idiots.

I doubt it would work in America as the government isn’t completely incompetent and they have nowhere to run. Plus guerrillas generally suffer 10 to 50 casualties for every casualty inflicted on the government.

Quick probably apocryphal story.

After the war a US Army officer met a Vietnamese officer.

“You know,” says the American, “You never beat us in the field.”

“That is true, ” is the reply. “It is also irrelevant.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:57:15am

re: #386 KGxvi

So House Joint Resolution 46 - the disapproval/revocation of the national emergency has 233 co-sponsors, and only one Republican, Justin Amash of Michigan. 38 years old and he’s been in Congress since 2011 (won his seat in the 2010 midterms).

Reading up on his positions on his wikipedia page, he seems to be a true believer in limited government. So, that’s… interesting.

The Libertarians I know like Amash. Amash is a bit of a Ron Paul fanboy too much for me but he has consistency in his principles which I respect.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 26, 2019 • 11:59:30am

Lawhawk, got a second?

KIYmbFy14cpQT9TupWgCNO+a58YCKp4fDcMNfa3vjZx1AB2dpHtFeHV5d5v3USbTmGHxCFm5j6JoO6B+FMX+7ZyVwJ6HvgcJXfpyhDaFZnL+dt8H0tURRpkTyT6ErqM5pqJeMYxOlPCQfYd6j3Mp86ej2vCRElZ+RF0VR9Kwua+HhDkBQ9FcCeMvEL9+TQI7qHBJRraQWofjGSm3JpcDZutbAPBN1zA6147GhTOq+lQ=

393
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:01:38pm

re: #388 makeitstop

Dunno. I do see that pretty often on Twitter, though. Natasha Bertrand has used it too. I think it’s some kind of inside baseball journo thing.

TK — looks like in this context means “To Come” (an Internet slang suggestion)

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MsJ  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:05:21pm

re: #393 Hecuba’s daughter

TK — looks like in this context means “To Come” (an Internet slang suggestion)

I figured that’s what it was. It just bothered me.

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William Lewis  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:06:52pm

re: #390 Romantic Heretic

I’m pretty sure Russia and China will be willing to help out the barbarians.

Which would make them just like the VC.

While I am sure they’d be willing, they would not have a common border to facilitate the transfer of supplies to the insurgents. I suppose if the rebels held a major port on either coast but in the modern world there are enough weapons, conventional or otherwise, that could permanently close a port…

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:06:53pm

re: #383 Hecuba’s daughter

As mentioned in #375 above, it’s Doonesbury. So not serious at all.

This is Fortune.com, not Doonesbury

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CongoJack  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:07:28pm

Yay… I have a pro Tulsi/Bernie person just chomping at the bit on twitter to tell me I am a corporatist hack. I’ll be gone for an hour… wonder what my mentions will look like when i get back.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:16:02pm

re: #396 The Vicious Babushka

This is Fortune.com, not Doonesbury

I was responding about the tweet in the original posting in #364 from “Roland B. Hedley Jr”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:18:39pm

re: #397 CongoJack

Yay… I have a pro Tulsi/Bernie person just chomping at the bit on twitter to tell me I am a corporatist hack. I’ll be gone for an hour… wonder what my mentions will look like when i get back.

I called out Bernie on the tax issue on my friend’s wall. He’s got one Berner friend but the guy doesn’t respond to legit criticisms of Bernie.

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:20:18pm

re: #382 MsJ

Tk? TK?

To kum? Kumbaya? WTF?

The google says it means “to come”: en.wikipedia.org

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Man, DangerMan  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:23:09pm

re: #357 freetoken

Michael Cohen’s hearing is a last ditch effort to save face & cast blame on everyone but himself for his crimes.

It’s sad Democrats are wasting time with this liar in an effort to distract from the historic progress @realDonaldTrump is making overseas.foxnews.com

how does this saving face thing work?
cohen says to the congress, you guys really want to hold hearings and please let me testify?
oh, and issue me a subpoena to make it look good?

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Belafon  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:27:06pm

re: #397 CongoJack

Yay… I have a pro Tulsi/Bernie person just chomping at the bit on twitter to tell me I am a corporatist hack. I’ll be gone for an hour… wonder what my mentions will look like when i get back.

They may want to look into why VT receives so many defense dollars.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:30:31pm

re: #382 MsJ

Tk? TK?

To kum? Kumbaya? WTF?

tk = to come
as in “rest of the story to come later”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2019 • 12:30:51pm

re: #386 KGxvi

So House Joint Resolution 46 - the disapproval/revocation of the national emergency has 233 co-sponsors, and only one Republican, Justin Amash of Michigan. 38 years old and he’s been in Congress since 2011 (won his seat in the 2010 midterms).

Reading up on his positions on his wikipedia page, he seems to be a true believer in limited government. So, that’s… interesting.

Amash is Freedumb Caucus


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