The Bob Cesca Podcast: Hickenlooper

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Hickenlooper — NSFW; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; Why Trump’s CPAC rant was profoundly dangerous; The Nexus of Fox News and Trump; Roger Ailes gave Trump debate questions in advance; Jerry Nadler seeking documents from 81 Trumpers; Dems demanding 10 years of Trump’s tax returns; Congress close to overturning Trump’s emergency; YES COLLUSION; The latest polls; Maxine Waters’ Tweet of the Week; and more.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:03:12pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:06:09pm

From downstairs:

re: #136 Hecuba’s daughter

A member of the Heritage Foundation. None of these RW organizations are capable of thoughtful examination of issues. They are there to promote a damaging ideology and harmful policies designed to keep conservatives in power in perpetuity.

They’re also continuing the supreme hypocrisy of wingnut dogma in portraying Donny and those around him as the “victims” by insisting that they committed no crimes worth investigating, after spending the better part of the 90s demanding the Clintons be investigated for anything and everything despite none of it being of a criminal nature.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:09:00pm

re: #1 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

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You don’t have the guts to be a real man. You’re just a trash talking coward.

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Targetpractice  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:12:21pm

What is it about this man and dry-humping inanimate objects? First it was the debate chair, then it was the semi truck, and now the flag at CPAC. Is his dry spell with Melania really that bad?

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:13:54pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:14:33pm

Hickenlooper was my governor for eight years, and he was an effective politician. He’s a trained geologist and beer brewer by trade.

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KGxvi  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:20:26pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

Hickenlooper was my governor for eight years, and he was an effective politician. He’s a trained geologist and beer brewer by trade.

Hickenlooper strikes me as the sort of politician that would have been very good in the before times. But I’m not sure that the GOP of 2019 is best answered with “extreme moderates”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:22:09pm

Words. Fail. Me.

boingboing.net

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:27:52pm

Science, bitches. You can’t learn it on Facebook.

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Targetpractice  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:32:18pm

re: #9 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

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Science, bitches. You can’t learn it on Facebook.

Times like these I feel a bit of optimism about the next generation. Meanwhile, my generation is a lost cause.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:54:43pm

re: #9 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

Young’uns think Facebook is so yesterday, anyway. It’s what their parents and grandparents use, not their peers. This is probably a good thing — though maybe not so good for Zuck.

[I’m on my midday break time. Three hours of classes in the morning - lunch break — three hours in the afternoon. Wednesdays are my busy days.]

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Targetpractice  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:56:40pm

re: #11 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Young’uns think Facebook is so yesterday, anyway. It’s what their parents and grandparents use, not their peers. This is probably a good thing — though maybe not so good for Zuck.

[I’m on my midday break time. Three hours of classes in the morning - lunch break — three hours in the afternoon. Wednesdays are my busy days.]

That really does seem to be what is slowly becoming the reality, Facebook turning from the “hip” place for teens and twenty-somethings into that place your parents put all the family photos because it means your cousins halfway across the planet will be able to see them without digging through their email box.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:58:32pm

re: #11 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Young’uns think Facebook is so yesterday, anyway. It’s what their parents and grandparents use, not their peers. This is probably a good thing — though maybe not so good for Zuck.]

Depending on what replaces it

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 5, 2019 • 9:58:45pm

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Trump do the James Brown Mock Faint and then Jerry FARTwell drapes the flag on his back.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:04:16pm

re: #12 Targetpractice

That really does seem to be what is slowly becoming the reality, Facebook turning from the “hip” place for teens and twenty-somethings into that place your parents put all the family photos because it means your cousins halfway across the planet will be able to see them without digging through their email box.

Something similar has happened in China, but Tencent was clever enough to invent a replacement for QQ — WeChat — itself before someone else got to it. Zuckerberg just buys up smaller companies with better platforms than FB.

QQ was a conglomeration of Facebook, Twitter and LiveJournal, and was extraordinarily successful, especially after the government blocked FB and Twitter. It’s still in active use, but mostly by 30s and older. WeChat, on the other hand, merges Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, and adds layers of other services, like a built-in payment system, ticket-ordering, bike-rentals, and even mini-games. It’s well nigh universal now.

A third big Chinese app, Sina Weibo, is more like a blog platform, like WordPress. And the most recent entry, Douyin (aka Tik Tok), is now the top dog, especially with the younger set.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:07:23pm

Aaand, it’s time to instruct young minds again. BBL

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:18:29pm

As I am wont to do — I miss Anymouse for his lively discussions at late hours. Good night all!

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:28:51pm

It still boggles my mind at how Microsoft let their products, especially Office, diverge so much between Mac and Windows platforms.

Sure, Windows is their platform, but Microsoft early on was making money off of its Mac products, so much so that before it made a lot of money on Windows that the Mac product line was the staple of its innovations (if you want to use that term.)

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:48:19pm
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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:56:07pm
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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:58:10pm

It’s Infrastructure Week again.

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 10:59:20pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:06:20pm

re: #8 Joe Bacon 🌹

Words. Fail. Me.

boingboing.net

LOL aside from obviously being a money-laundering scam, yeah, words fail me, too; pretty sure if there was some hapless Nigerian astronaut stranded in space, that’d be world news.

It’s inexplicable to me that there’s probably someone out there who’ll fall for it.

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:09:32pm

Of all the things to worry about regarding Brexit, that Brits may be eating American chickens which have been sterilized with chlorine:

Acid Bath Chicken: could the UK face a flock of foreign food post-Brexit?

The headline uses the scare-phrase “acid bath”, when all that is happening is that the chickens are washed in what is essentially equivalent to chlorine bleach.

Now sure, animal welfare folk may have a valid point in that American poultry companies are cruel to birds, but that isn’t what is being used to scare the public. It’s “acid bath”, which I’m not sure is even correct being as a solution may actually be basic depending on exactly what is in it.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:11:22pm

re: #9 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

Yesterday, I had to pick up a mobile phone as my old Samsung Galaxy S3 is pretty much obsolete at this point.

I picked up a Nokia 5 dual sim (I was pondering a Blackberry Passport for a good price, but Blackberry OS 10 won’t be supported by the end of this year, so no point in buying a brick).

It was used, though under warranty until November of 2020, and quite happily, the version of Android it’s running is quite nice and light, at least on these phones.

And the best part - no Facebook at all. The guy I bought it from had the phone rooted at the shop he purchased it at and they removed all social media apps from the phone. So if I want FB (or WhatsApp, etc.), I have to download it from Google Play and install it on the phone.

Nice having a phone with minimal bloatware.

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:26:10pm

Secret cave of relics untouched for 1,000 years found under Mayan ruins

Archaeologists have discovered a cave filled with hundreds of artifacts beneath the ruins of the Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the lead researcher on the project said Monday, calling the find “incredible.”

Isn’t this the start of a movie where a Mayan curse hid something horrible, which is now allowed to escape from its dungeon and threatens the world?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:42:43pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:46:21pm

re: #9 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

Science, bitches. You can’t learn it on Facebook.

I spend a lot of time on this hobbyhorse, but again:

Social Media is for finding out where your homeys are hangin’, what they had for lunch, local upcoming events and for cute animal/kiddie pics & vids.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:48:16pm

re: #24 freetoken

Of all the things to worry about regarding Brexit, that Brits may be eating American chickens which have been sterilized with chlorine:

Acid Bath Chicken: could the UK face a flock of foreign food post-Brexit?

From what I read in the BBC, the chlorine bath itself is not so bad, but it is simply used to mask unsanitary conditions when raising and slaughtering. EU laws are stricter in that sense and do not rely on sterilizing post-processing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:49:30pm

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

Nebraska. Who lives in Nebraska? I’ll wait.

My main takeaways were that it’s very flat, there are an unbelievably disturbing number of nuclear missile silos and most everyone is super into Jesus.

Except this one weird guy who drives a Smart and tinkers with the water supply.

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:55:09pm

re: #29 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

From what I read in the BBC, the chlorine bath itself is not so bad, but it is simply used to mask unsanitary conditions when raising and slaughtering. EU laws are stricter in that sense and do not rely on sterilizing post-processing.

Well that’s the claim. While it may be true, I’ve not seen any of these articles produce any data to show how Americans are being more adversely affected by chlorine washing chicken, or even that workers in the industry are worse off than the European counterparts.

And even if there are more cases of bacteria (per volume of chicken), of all the things to worry about in regards to Brexit, this seems like a rather trivial thing.

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freetoken  Mar 5, 2019 • 11:59:16pm

I think the Brits are being driven to the brink of lunacy by their own inability to come to terms with their vote on Brexit:

If the US insists on chlorinated chicken, it can forget a trade deal

Backward US agriculture relies on antibiotics and hormones. Unless it meets British standards, it can join the back of the queue

Worry about American poultry practices is a diversion from the real problems that Brexit will bring, such as people in Northern Ireland now having a hard border with their Irish cousins, or that fresh food from Spain or Greece will rot waiting in days-long queues at the port of entry, or of major manufacturers closing plants in the UK because they don’t want to face import duties to the much larger EU market.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:00:39am

re: #32 freetoken

I think the Brits are being driven to the brink of lunacy by their own inability to come to terms with their vote on Brexit:

Politicians have the choice of admitting that they were wrong and losing face or tanking the economy. What do you think they will do?

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:01:15am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I spend a lot of time on this hobbyhorse, but again:

Social Media is for finding out where your homeys are hangin’, what they had for lunch, local upcoming events and for cute animal/kiddie pics & vids.

I’m so old school. I’m still on IRC. Our channel is ~19 years old.

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freetoken  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:04:02am

Future of BMW and Toyota UK plants in doubt under no-deal

Car giants Toyota and BMW have issued stark warnings about the impact a no-deal Brexit would have on their plants in the UK.

Seems to me this is going to have a much bigger impact than American chicken.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:10:22am

re: #35 freetoken

Future of BMW and Toyota UK plants in doubt under no-deal

Seems to me this is going to have a much bigger impact than American chicken.

Modern industry is all about just-in-time logistics and minimal warehousing. Brexit is going to really throw a big money wrench into that machinery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:11:34am

re: #34 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

I’m so old school. I’m still on IRC. Our channel is ~19 years old.

A while back, I recall a headline on my ex GF’s FB feed: “Great Barrier Reef Declared Dead”. Even a cursory reading of the article indicated that was not the case, it was just a catchy headline designed to influence people.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:31:51am

re: #33 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Politicians have the choice of admitting that they were wrong and losing face or tanking the economy. What do you think they will do?

The economy is already tanking and really has been for months now, ever since May revealed that the EU had given the UK coal in their stockings and telling them that’s the best they can expect to receive. Ever since then, her “negotiations” have amounted to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic whilst threatening “You’ll accept my deal or get nothing!”

All no-deal Brexit is going to do in two weeks time is slam home to the average Briton just how fucked the situation truly is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:35:33am

re: #38 Targetpractice

All no-deal Brexit is going to do in two weeks time is slam home to the average Briton just how fucked the situation truly is.

You mean the ones trapped in steerage?

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:38:42am
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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:39:46am

re: #39 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You mean the ones trapped in steerage?

Pretty much. The poor sods who’ve bought into the “No-deal Brexit won’t be that bad! The government has plans in place to deal with shortages/job losses/etc!”

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freetoken  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:56:26am

Kardashian mark:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:58:10am

re: #40 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

Smart move, get her established early as a “criminal” so this can dog her for the rest of her career : “Why is the mainstream media not covering this?” they will continue to ask…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 1:11:52am

re: #38 Targetpractice

All no-deal Brexit is going to do in two weeks time is slam home to the average Briton just how fucked the situation truly is.

(that’s the Austin Allegro, btw - widely derided as “The Flying Pig”…..and the Allegros sold in the then-fashionable brown color had a somewhat ruder moniker)

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 1:21:04am

Back later; off to work.

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freetoken  Mar 6, 2019 • 1:27:52am

New PBS Digital Studios channel, this one about music:

How James Brown Invented Funk

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ckkatz  Mar 6, 2019 • 1:34:30am

re: #85 teleskiguy

I can’t stop watching this. Absolutely mesmerizing, weird, excessive.

Well, that was actually quite fun…

The last thread had this unusual video in it. And yes, lighting a cigarette with a burning finger was not something that I had seen before.

But I was curious about the song in the background. So for the last 4 hours I have been looking to figure out that. Mildly hobbled since I know absolutely diddly-squat about Mandarin.

Finally dug up the song:

We Are Almost 40

Some of the Google Translated lyrics include:

“We are slowly getting older and humming with a smile”

I cannot afford the time to do this too often, but, at least to me, it’s always an interesting path.

Next - to figure out the pop song the tune is based on.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 2:30:52am

re: #47 freetoken

New PBS Digital Studios channel, this one about music:

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I grew up with that stuff in Gary, Indiana. I remember taking my sister’s Simon and Garfunkel record over to play for my black neighbor Melvin Gates, whose indignant response was “What is this ‘Joe Dimaggio’ shit? Let’s listen to some real music!” and introduced me to James Brown.

And yea verily, he took me unto the place whereupon the road crosseth the waters…

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Dave In Austin  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:04:03am

re: #49 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And the waters parted…. And da Funk flowed like honey?

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Aussie Apocalypse  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:04:14am

re: #42 freetoken

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steve_davis  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:05:00am

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

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and there’s presumably a major highway running through it that drug dealers use to move stuff to Denver, etc. There’s nothing in Clemson aside from a university, but I’d guess 20 million pounds of marijuana go by in somebody’s trunk 10 miles away over the course of any given year. We’re on the east coast pipeline.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:20:50am

Shame…..

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Dave In Austin  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:21:48am

re: #53 Dave In Austin

Ref:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:22:05am

re: #52 steve_davis

and there’s presumably a major highway running through it that drug dealers use to move stuff to Denver, etc. There’s nothing in Clemson aside from a university, but I’d guess 20 million pounds of marijuana go by in somebody’s trunk 10 miles away over the course of any given year. We’re on the east coast pipeline.

Gary, Indiana, lies on I-65, which was the major pipeline for all drugs coming from the Gulf Coast into Chicago.

With a population of 150,000, it had a murder rate of 50 per year all through the 70’s…

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:29:04am

re: #20 freetoken

Speaking of tap dance, I’ve been following this dancer on Instagram for a while.

Tap Dancer Ayodele Casel Live at 44 Charlton

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:39:35am

re: #8 Joe Bacon 🌹

Words. Fail. Me.

boingboing.net

re: #23 Dr Lizardo

LOL aside from obviously being a money-laundering scam, yeah, words fail me, too; pretty sure if there was some hapless Nigerian astronaut stranded in space, that’d be world news.

It’s inexplicable to me that there’s probably someone out there who’ll fall for it.

Seems legit: nasrda.gov.ng

Last year we had a discussion about the “incredulous” character of the scams. Tl;dr—they are shopping for the credulous.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:43:24am

re: #48 ckkatz

We Are Almost 40

Most angst-ridden of the Pooh books.

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steve_davis  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:48:24am

re: #20 freetoken

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shit. i had no idea Fred Astaire could play stride.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:52:15am

re: #59 steve_davis

shit. i had no idea Fred Astaire could play stride.

He comes from the days when entertainers could manage to do everything: sing, dance, act, play an instrument — all without autotune and post-processing.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:53:13am

I was askeep when the tread ended and wrote a treatise on TSOIAF. So…

re: #97 Hecuba’s daughter

I gave up on the books because (as noted above) the introduction of so many new characters and plot lines. Half-way through book four (Daenyrs in the desert and eating newborn puppies was a momentum killer) I had made the comment to friends that there is no way to tie everything up without killing off 95% of the characters.

More importantly to your point, there are no books coming out that will do anything helpful to resolve the story (without killing 95% of the known world) that would be satisfactory.

Let the dead trees saga die. Tie up the electron based one and do something else; which he is doing. As Shropshire noted, Robert Jordan is a bad model to follow. First the extended bad bad writin after a great start, then the dying part with an incomplete series. With the Wheel of a Time, Brandon Sanderson did a great job in finishing up the writing. Too good with following Jordan’s writing style and following his notes. I hated those three volumes that should have been one.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:00:22am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:03:11am

re: #61 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I’m looking forward to the TV series wrapping up all the subplots. I gave up on the book series midway through the second book. The endless details about food, clothing, heraldry and similar minutiae just bored me to tears. I lost interest in the Wheel of Time series around book 3 or 4 for similar reasons.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:05:25am

Be sure to look closer

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:08:15am

re: #54 Dave In Austin

Ref:

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He didn’t break the law but he did discriminate against them. Jim Crow was a legal version of this. That dudes a condescending twit.

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jeffreyw  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:27:30am

YouTube


Good morning!

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:28:54am
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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:30:16am

From downstairs.

re: #83 Targetpractice

The GOP made so much noise last week about how they totally disbelieved Cohen about Donny not believing he was going to win and just seeing the election as a means to enrich his “brand,” yet we hear more and more about things like this that make no sense if the candidate believed he had a real chance of winning.

I think that trump originally went into the election not expecting to win and wanting that media outlet with Roger Ailes. But trump being trump, he got high on the crowds and then had to have the adulation; like a junkie on oxy. So he actually wanted to win but didn’t want to win at the same time.

And honestly, for him, either way was a win. New media outlet or making money off the presidency.

Besides, how hard could presidenting be if that black guy could do it?

It’s an odd dichotomy but I think I understand it.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:32:31am

re: #67 Ace-o-aces

Grateful isn’t he?

I replace the Corinna Corinna with Subpoena Subpoena and it works every time.

Bob Dylan - Corrina Corrina (1963)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:36:07am

re: #67 Ace-o-aces

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You are such a blatant ass kisser Paulie.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:39:29am

re: #70 HappyWarrior

You are such a blatant ass kisser Paulie.

No doubt.

Paul should not comment on food.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:43:14am

re: #71 Ace-o-aces

No, doubt.

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Paul should not comment on food.

Seriously? He wants to act like only hipsters get their steaks anything less than medium well? God what a sad wanker. You know, I like Obama but I’m not going to say that mustard he put on his burger is the only one. What a bootlicker.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:43:32am

re: #67 Ace-o-aces

The best hotel in the world is regarded to be the Hotel Belmond Spledido Mare in Portofino, Italy.

A little over $1,000 per night. I just checked.

Not that Paulie there could afford that.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:43:58am

Paul is British I believe though so I guess I can pardon his ignorance about our food if he’s learning from Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:44:44am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

The best hotel in the world is regarded to be the Hotel Belmond Spledido Mare in Portofino, Italy.

A little over $1,000 per night. I just checked.

Not that Paulie there could afford that.

Yeah but the owner of that place isn’t making Paul’s racist fantasies come true so it sucks.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:50:13am

HAHA, PAUL HAZ TROLLED THEM!!!!!

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:56:29am

re: #76 Ace-o-aces

In some fairness to Paulie, that does look somewhat pretentious. He probably went to some haute cuisine establishment.

Here, in Ostrava, at the Imperial Hotel’s La Brasserie Restaurant, I can get this for about $2.50:

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:56:46am

re: #76 Ace-o-aces

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HAHA, PAUL HAZ TROLLED THEM!!!!!

That’s wingnut “logic” at work: Giving a restaurant money to complain about their food.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 4:59:17am

re: #78 Targetpractice

That’s wingnut “logic” at work: Giving a restaurant money to complain about their food.

And it looks like he went to some toney restaurant, too. Very haute cuisine, and those are typically pricey.

I’ll take a taco truck every time.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:01:14am

re: #77 Dr Lizardo

In some fairness to Paulie, that does look somewhat pretentious. He probably went to some haute cuisine establishment.

Which is kind-of the point. Paul can’t find a decent restaurant in Austin?

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:01:43am

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

And it looks like he went to some toney restaurant, too. Very haute cuisine, and those are typically pricey.

I’ll take a taco truck every time.

Again, wingnut “logic”: Go to “trendy” restaurant, order expensive food, then try to imply that it is typical fare in the city.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:06:17am

re: #80 Ace-o-aces

Which is kind-of the point. Paul can’t find a decent restaurant in Austin?

That looked more than decent to me.

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Weaselone  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:07:05am

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

And it looks like he went to some toney restaurant, too. Very haute cuisine, and those are typically pricey.

I’ll take a taco truck every time.

It looks like he deliberately went to a place trying and failing to be fine dining. If he was hungry after a “day” of “hard” “work”. He should have selected a restaurant accordingly.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:07:15am

re: #80 Ace-o-aces

Which is kind-of the point. Paul can’t find a decent restaurant in Austin?

Never been to Austin, but I’m confident there’s tons of good places to eat.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:13:55am

re: #81 Targetpractice

Again, wingnut “logic”: Go to “trendy” restaurant, order expensive food, then try to imply that it is typical fare in the city.

Yeah, there’s places like that in Prague too - one also in Ostrava, Comedor Restaurant, which has some damn eye-watering prices. It bills itself as a “Mexican” restaurant, but it’s just a place for the city’s elite to show off more than anything. I was there once and it was pedestrian, to put it mildly (thankfully, it was work-related so I didn’t have to pay, because one of their so-called burritos would’ve crippled my bank account, LOL).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:15:39am

Britain just had a similar blowup over vegetarian sausage rolls, which, as it turns out, actually contain more protein than the ones made with “meat”.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:18:56am

When in Austin, just go to Cypress Grill, Tacodeli, or Torchy’s. :)

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:20:21am

re: #87 GlutenFreeJesus

When in Austin, just go to Cypress Grill, Tacodeli, or Torchy’s. :)

When in Los Angeles, go to Ernie’s.

erniesnoho.com

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:20:50am

re: #71 Ace-o-aces

No doubt.

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Paul should not comment on food.

The reality, Paul, is that the chef likely thinks your taste buds are like Donny’s: Totally shot. Which is what makes your adventure to a “trendy” restaurant even more laughable, that you derive no pleasure from such a meal because you can’t taste a damned thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:25:13am

re: #89 Targetpractice

The reality, Paul, is that the chef likely thinks your taste buds are like Donny’s: Totally shot. Which is what makes your adventure to a “trendy” restaurant even more laughable, that you derive no pleasure from such a meal because you can’t taste a damned thing.

Taste is subjective.

But food is also a social/cultural trademark and source of identification.

And do not forget, we are also dealing with people who have not really grown out of the oral/anal phase: they are totally fixated on orifices, what we put into them and what comes out of them.

That said, I am about to start working on a batch of spinach-gorgonzola gnocchi. I go vegetarian for Lent every year, even though I have not been a practicing Catholic since childhood; I am not strict or religious about it (I will eat meat if it is served to me) but in general I do not buy or cook it for six weeks just to clear my system out of all those antibiotics and hormones that are found modern meatstuffs.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:36:39am

I will insist upon eating burgers well-done, but that’s because I know that ground beef has a better chance of containing E-coli, as my sister found out a few years ago. But steaks? I won’t order anything more cooked than medium, because I learned as I grew older that if I want to actually taste the steak I need to have something juicier than shoe leather. So when I hear “well-done and slathered in ketchup,” what I hear is a guy who has no idea what the point of eating a steak is besides how much he’s paying for the experience. Certainly not the taste, because he’s getting none of that in the process.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:41:50am

re: #91 Targetpractice

I will insist upon eating burgers well-done, but that’s because I know that ground beef has a better chance of containing E-coli, as my sister found out a few years ago. But steaks? I won’t order anything more cooked than medium, because I learned as I grew older that if I want to actually taste the steak I need to have something juicier than shoe leather.

And venison or game as rare as possible.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:48:32am

There’s no accounting for taste. And Watson and Trump have none.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:50:03am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Britain just had a similar blowup over vegetarian sausage rolls, which, as it turns out, actually contain more protein than the ones made with “meat”.

It was really just Piers Morgan who is two kids standing on top of each other trying to get a pint at the pub.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:51:04am

re: #26 freetoken

Secret cave of relics untouched for 1,000 years found under Mayan ruins

Isn’t this the start of a movie where a Mayan curse hid something horrible, which is now allowed to escape from its dungeon and threatens the world?

It also involves a bit of time travel: Trump came before the discovery.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:51:44am

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:52:55am

Everybody has their own tastes and I’m not going to say “You can’t eat that” or “That should be banned.” But I will say “You have no idea what you’re missing.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 6, 2019 • 5:56:28am

re: #78 Targetpractice

That’s wingnut “logic” at work: Giving a restaurant money to complain about their food.

It’s better to give your money to Keurig and then smash the coffee maker to own the libs…

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:00:18am

re: #1 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

Steyer is worth more than Trump.
Bloomberg is worth more than Trump. Bloomberg donates more than Trump is worth.
Bezos is worth more than Trump and Trump’s worth is likely a rounding error to Bezos.

Trump keeps thinking he’s staying relevant by attacking people more successful (and self made) than Trump. He thinks that by attacking them he’s showing that he belongs.

Only place Trump belongs is behind bars, and Steyer and Bloomberg are both spending money to help Democrats retake the Senate and fight for all Americans - something Trump doesn’t care about. Trump is in this for Trump and the GOP buy his baffling BS because they think that what helps Trump (and millionaires like Trump will somehow trickle down to them, all while using white grievance/white nationalism to keep the base engaged, angry, and focused on everything but the facts).

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:03:31am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:04:12am

I feel a vein pulsing in the side of my head at this…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:04:52am

re: #99 lawhawk

Shorter version:

Trump’s broke. He thinks he’s relevant. He’s a bully. He should be behind bars.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:06:01am

re: #101 Citizen K

That’s some pretty batshit insane commentary.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:09:01am

So Gayle King interviewed R. Kelly this morning. It was predictable.

R Kelly thinks that revealing himself to be a bully and aggressive and angry is somehow going to help his case when he’s accused of sexually assaulting young girls. And it went downhill from there:

The second part of King and Kelly’s interview contained more shocking moments, in which King asks about Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, two women who currently live with Kelly and whose parents have publicly claimed are being held against their will.

Kelly claimed that Clary and Savage’s parents “sold” their daughters to him, and that they were irresponsible when they brought their daughters to his concerts, where he first met both women.

“What kind of father, what kind of mother, would sell their daughter to a man?” he said. “How come it was OK for me to see them until they wasn’t getting no money from me? If I was gonna take my 19-year-old daughter to (the concert of) a 49-year-old icon, celebrity, whatever, I’m not gonna put her on the stage and leave her… Their fathers know more about my music than they do.”

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:11:24am

re: #67 Ace-o-aces

Austin has so many great food joints that it’s impossible to list them all or taste them on a single trip.

I was there once, and didn’t have a bad meal in the entire time we were in that part of Texas (San Antonio, Hill country, etc.) But this is a conspiracy nut who isn’t exactly playing with a full deck, so there’s that.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:13:13am

re: #101 Citizen K

That’s some batcrap insanity, and makes me wonder if they’re ratfucking too.

Yeah, they probably are.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:13:16am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:13:44am

re: #105 lawhawk

Austin has so many great food joints that it’s impossible to list them all or taste them on a single trip.

I was there once, and didn’t have a bad meal in the entire time we were in that part of Texas (San Antonio, Hill country, etc.) But this is a conspiracy nut who isn’t exactly playing with a full deck, so there’s that.

A conspiracy nut who vastly overestimates his own ‘masculinity’ under even his own definition, and one who seems to be going out of his way to visit establishments just to mock them regardless of actual food quality or anything. So yeah, one gigantic massive dickstain.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:17:42am

Cut the check….

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:18:51am

re: #106 lawhawk

It’s gotta be a ratfucking. It’s just so batshit insane though, and even if this one seems to be getting universally mocked, it underscores the genuine fear that a non-significant part of the lefty coalition is more focused on burning down the Dem party than actually fighting Trump or the GOP.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:20:34am

re: #110 Citizen K

It’s gotta be a ratfucking. It’s just so batshit insane though, and even if this one seems to be getting universally mocked, it underscores the genuine fear that a non-significant part of the lefty coalition is more focused on burning down the Dem party than actually fighting Trump or the GOP.

And how many of those are Republicans or Russians in disguise.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:24:06am

re: #101 Citizen K

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I feel a vein pulsing in the side of my head at this…

It’s a Russian Troll.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:26:04am

Very heavy thunderstorm hit Los Angeles around 1AM with lots of hail for around 15 minutes. Oh and the thunder booms and lightning bolts were firing off all over the place. Took an hour to get back to sleep.

Now I got to go to work…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:26:42am

re: #112 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s a Russian Troll.

They know how to get a rise from their audiences.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:29:01am

Waiting for the spin on this headline;

Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

Mr Trump claims that the US is being “ripped off” by other nations and wants countries to lower their tariffs on US goods and buy more of them.

However, official data shows that while exports of US goods and services rose by $148.9bn last year, imports jumped by $217.7bn.

It means that the gap is the widest since 2008, when the financial crisis hit and the US fell into recession.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:30:37am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump will ignore it - or blame Democrats for sabotaging his … trade talks where his own trade rep pointed out that Trump didn’t know what he was talking about on MOUs.

Trade wars are so easy to win after all.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:30:49am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“America’s exports went up, because of me!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:33:02am

re: #117 Belafon

“America’s exports went up, because of me!”

Republicans export, Democrats import!!!

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:37:01am
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CarolJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:41:27am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White
Condolences, even when it’s quiet, it’s hard to take. Just be easy on yourself, and let yourself feel what you need to feel.

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Jay C  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:42:22am

re: #45 Dr Lizardo

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(that’s the Austin Allegro, btw - widely derided as “The Flying Pig”…..and the Allegros sold in the then-fashionable brown color had a somewhat ruder moniker)

We may (properly) snort and scoff at this stuff, but when in comes to the con job the Leave campaign disgracefully put over on the British public, these sort of satires are only a moderate exaggeration of the “arguments” the pro-Brexit crowd used.

At least the last times the Brits faced economic hardships ( including food shortages), they had Hitler to blame…

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:45:51am

re: #121 Jay C

Is England the South Carolina of Europe?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:45:55am

re: #121 Jay C

We may (properly) snort and scoff at this stuff, but when in comes to the con job the Leave campaign disgracefully put over on the British public, these sort of satires are only a moderate exaggeration of the “arguments” the pro-Brexit crowd used.

At least the last times the Brits faced economic hardships ( including food shortages), they had Hitler to blame…

Sadly though, the Brits will blame the EU (and of course, Germany) for their post-Brexit woes. That’s as sure a bet as the sun rising in the east every morning.

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Jay C  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:48:58am

re: #122 Belafon

Is England the South Carolina of Europe?

Well, the “too big for an insane asylum” part, anyway…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:50:17am

I know a couple of Lizards here have posted about the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency issue, but I found this little blurb rather interesting:

New questions have been raised about the increasingly mysterious death of Gerald Cotten, founder and chief of the Canada-based QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency firm. Cotten was the only person who had the codes to access the accounts when he reportedly died of complications of Crohn’s disease on Dec. 9, during a philanthropy trip to India. Auditors from Ernst & Young were brought in to try to crack the codes to recover some $190 million in funds. They were able to break into Cotten’s master account, but soon discovered that all of the crypto wallets had been emptied eight months before Cotten’s alleged death. E&Y also says 14 client accounts were created outside the company’s “normal process” that were involved in the withdrawal of the funds and sent them to “addresses not associated with Quadriga.” The auditors are now examining all historical transactions for further clues.

thedailybeast.com

This will probably fan the flames of the conspiracy theory that Mr. Cotten may have faked his own demise and ran off with the loot.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:50:27am

re: #106 lawhawk

That’s some batcrap insanity, and makes me wonder if they’re ratfucking too.

Yeah, they probably are.

Deep in the comments is a reveal of her failed primary run at a female Dem incumbent.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:52:24am

Unfu… nope…. totally fucking believable:

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:52:48am

re: #101 Citizen K

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I feel a vein pulsing in the side of my head at this…

Russian troll. nothing else possible.

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:53:42am

re: #127 lawhawk

The Magic (R) is god itself. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven or justified if you have that magic (R).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:53:44am

re: #127 lawhawk

Republican Rep. Mike Rounds: Trump Paid Off Stormy Daniels While in Office Because ‘The President Loves his Family’

Isn’t that what Jesus would have done in the same position?

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 6:58:20am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Apologies to the Christians in the room… but this requires an update to the Sermon on the Mount.

It’s the missionary position.

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:02:01am

Sometimes it’s valuable to be able to immediately recognize when a lawmaker is absolutely not going to give a shit about you, but at the same time, holy fuck, these assholes.

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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:02:12am

re: #26 freetoken

Yes. Especially the part where the cave was found 50 years ago and the guy they sent walled up the entrance. What did he know???? :D

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:03:36am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:04:34am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

Also, it seems some of the cryptocurrency addresses known to belong to QuadrigaCX had funds moving around even after Cotten died, though his survivors all contend no one has the ability to do so. There have also been arguments that some of the QuadrigaCX accounts were tightly connected to dark web accounts that are probably connected to criminal activities.

I haven’t looked into the story for the past several days, but each time I do I get a whiff of some very suspicious stuff.

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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:07:41am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

(Private tags not working for me. )

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:09:34am

re: #135 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Also, it seems some of the cryptocurrency addresses known to belong to QuadrigaCX had funds moving around even after Cotten died, though his survivors all contend no one has the ability to do so. There have also been arguments that some of the QuadrigaCX accounts were tightly connected to dark web accounts that are probably connected to criminal activities.

I haven’t looked into the story for the past several days, but each time I do I get a whiff of some very suspicious stuff.

There’s something fishy about all this. Hopefully, the good people at Ernst & Young will find out what’s up. I’ve taught classes to the E&Y auditors here in Ostrava, and I like them.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:10:22am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

I think that he actually IS dead. It’s just that he stole all the money, and was covering it and didn’t expect to just die.

And then he died and will never get to spend his ill-gotten gains.

And the fucking morons that put all their money in an untraceable account with one point of failure…

WOMP WOMP.

ETA: Oh, wait…money was moving AFTER he died? OK, then he either faked his death (not exactly easy, but also not impossible), or someone ELSE has the necessary access…

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:15:05am
Pass the popcorn
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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:15:15am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:16:19am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:17:15am

re: #101 Citizen K

wut?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:22:52am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:23:14am

re: #7 KGxvi

Let me point to another part of his ABC interview, where Stephanopoulos asked him how he’d deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if he became president. Hickenlooper makes reference to a regional transit initiative he pursued while he was mayor of Denver:

When I come into office, I would go to Mitch McConnell to his office and I would sit down with him and say, “Now what is the issue again?” and we would talk and I would continue to speak back to him — it sounds silly, right? But this works, this is what I did with the suburban mayors, and they hated the city of Denver. You go to any metropolitan area in the country, the arguments between the big-city mayor and the suburban mayors, they’re almost endless. We’re the one place where this has gotten done, and I think it’ll work in Washington.

Here’s the problem for a Democratic president: Today’s Republican Party isn’t just committed to a particular set of policy preferences, it’s also committed to a style of politics in which 1) any compromise with Democrats on a controversial issue is an unconscionable betrayal, and 2) literally any tactics, no matter how morally reprehensible, are justified in the pursuit of their goals.

If Hickenlooper really thinks he can just talk to the GOP and get a compromise, he doesn’t belong in the White House.

I really hate throwing shade at a geologist, but there it is.
washingtonpost.com

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:24:09am

re: #26 freetoken

Secret cave of relics untouched for 1,000 years found under Mayan ruins

Isn’t this the start of a movie where a Mayan curse hid something horrible, which is now allowed to escape from its dungeon and threatens the world?

The most important find though was the recipe for Chichen Itza Pizza…

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Actually I have been there and on top of the main pyramid there - its an amazing sight over the jungle from there.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:27:10am

re: #145 William Lewis

I hiked up a pyramid at Altun Ha in Belize, and it was pretty impressive; Chitzen Itze is is supposed to be even moreso. Tulum is pretty impressive - and has the benefit of being right on the coast.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:27:59am

For all of Trump’s blathering about how the border is in crisis, turns out that crime rates aren’t soaring in border cities. Rather it’s cities far removed from the border.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:28:31am

re: #144 Scottish Dragon

If Hickenlooper really thinks he can just talk to the GOP and get a compromise, he doesn’t belong in the White House.

I really hate throwing shade at a geologist, but there it is.
washingtonpost.com

It’s once again an appeal to those who still remember the days prior to Newt Gingrich and think we can get back to them if we’re just a little more reasonable. And therefore nothing will get done.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:30:21am

re: #147 lawhawk

For all of Trump’s blathering about how the border is in crisis, turns out that crime rates aren’t soaring in border cities. Rather it’s cities far removed from the border.

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Detroit has a high crime rate and it is on the border.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:30:46am

re: #104 lawhawk

So Gayle King interviewed R. Kelly this morning. It was predictable.

R Kelly thinks that revealing himself to be a bully and aggressive and angry is somehow going to help his case when he’s accused of sexually assaulting young girls. And it went downhill from there:

OMG

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:32:15am

re: #136 A hollow voice says, Collusion!

(Private tags not working for me. )

Nor are they for me and I didn’t want to post publicly. Preview isn’t working either.

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

My thoughts are there, though. ((((hugs))))

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Jay C  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:32:30am

re: #145 William Lewis

The most important find though was the recipe for Chichen Itza Pizza.

Did it have pineapple, on it though?

Maybe that’s the evil curse they wanted to keep sealed up?

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:34:03am

re: #149 The Vicious Babushka

Detroit has a high crime rate and it is on the border.

Wrong border. Trump doesn’t care about Canadians coming in (or that terrorists crossed from Canada into the US). He’s fixated on the nonwhites coming in and doing bad things (which they aren’t).

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:34:51am

re: #132 Citizen K

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Sometimes it’s valuable to be able to immediately recognize when a lawmaker is absolutely not going to give a shit about you, but at the same time, holy fuck, these assholes.

According to an article in the Concord Monitor today, the bill is less about protecting children than on reducing New Hampshire’s extremely high (per capita) suicide-by-gun rate.

Oh yeah, and they’re assholes….

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:37:03am

re: #150 Scottish Dragon

Yeah. Let’s unpack that a little more.

R Kelly claims he engaged in human trafficking.

That right there should be grounds for his bail being revoked (and his lawyers telling him to STFU). I could imagine additional charges being added by prosecutors for those statements.

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Jay C  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:42:18am

re: #155 lawhawk

Yeah. Let’s unpack that a little more.

R Kelly claims he engaged in human trafficking.

That right there should be grounds for his bail being revoked (and his lawyers telling him to STFU). I could imagine additional charges being added by prosecutors for those statements.

SRSLY. That’s Kelly’s “defense” against the charges of sexually abusing young girls? That it’s their parents’ fault for bringing the girls to meet him in the first place?

A few flaws in that argument, I think…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:42:45am

re: #156 Jay C

SRSLY. That’s Kelly’s “defense” against the charges of sexually abusing young girls? That it’s their parents’ fault for bringing the girls to meet him in the first place?

A few flaws in that argument, I think…

I think that Roy Moore used a similar argument…

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:47:04am

re: #146 lawhawk

I hiked up a pyramid at Altun Ha in Belize, and it was pretty impressive; Chitzen Itze is is supposed to be even moreso. Tulum is pretty impressive - and has the benefit of being right on the coast.

I went to a bunch of ruins in Belize and then to Tikal, as well. The smallest ruin in Belize, Cahal Pech, was my favorite. You could really feel life there. Three weeks in Central America and it was really a trip of a lifetime.

I hiked up Temple IV at Tikal in Guatemala. Six wooden ladders to get up to the top and, when I was there, only the top part had been excavated. It was the most amazing site.

I happened to meet a guy at Tikal who was from Guatemala and was a student of archaeology at U of Texas and my entire day was spent with him, wandering about, learning…it was like a private tour.

I have probably one of the funniest stories from all of my travels while at Tikal. I stayed at the hotel on the premises and you walk about a quarter mile into Tikal from the hotel. On the way out, I was walking along side of a guy who worked there. I don’t speak a word of Spanish and he didn’t speak any English, but for that entire quarter mile we talked and laughed. I have no idea what he said but the entire 20 minute walk was all talking and laughing and one of the most enjoyable experiences I ever had. Funniest thing I have ever experienced, truly.

On the way back to Belize from Tikal, I was in a four-seater plane and the pilot let me take control (while his hands hovered over the controls on his side).

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:48:36am

re: #153 lawhawk

Wrong border. Trump doesn’t care about Canadians coming in (or that terrorists crossed from Canada into the US). He’s fixated on the nonwhites coming in and doing bad things (which they aren’t).

None of the crime in Detroit is committed by Canadians and if Trump claimed that it was, well, he should be committed.

Speaking of Canadians, I am halfway through watching the Disney movie Hunchback of Notre Dame in Français Québécois. It’s more difficult to understand than European French (which I was taught in school), it sounds “growly” (more vocal fry).

I think I would rather watch this movie in European French but the Canadian version is what’s on the Region 1 DVD.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:49:51am

re: #150 Scottish Dragon

OMG

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:51:42am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:52:08am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:52:51am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

I know how it feels. Sending a hug.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:57:32am

Dayum.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 7:59:29am

re: #161 Scottish Dragon

I loved one scene in that movie “Night of the Comet” where the sisters were practicing shooting with MAC10 machine pistols at a car. The MAC kept jamming, leading the younger sister to grumble “Daddy would have gotten us Uzis”.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:01:05am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:01:48am

re: #164 MsJ

Dayum.

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There is a guy standing behind R. Kelly. All you can see of him is his hand on Kelly’s left elbow.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:03:13am
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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:03:25am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

There is a guy standing behind R. Kelly. All you can see of him is his hand on Kelly’s left elbow.

Yeah, it’s probably the guy that walks in just at the end of the video clip.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:04:28am

This fucking guy needs to go away for life.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:11:18am
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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:12:56am

Chalk up another one for CNN’s sterling hiring practices (thread has far more examples than I’m willing to drop here)

And yet we still get inundated with the idea that the media is somehow aggressively and angrily ‘liberal’.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:13:37am
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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:13:43am

re: #171 MsJ

Of course not. She might have raised the average melanin level above the one-drop rule.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:16:51am

re: #170 MsJ

This fucking guy needs to go away for life.

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That picture is never, ever going away. That is going to be a meme for years…

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makeitstop  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:20:02am

re: #173 MsJ

Ex-Campaign Aide Tells House Judiciary He Doesn’t Intend To Cooperate With Requests

That’s what subpoenas are for.

Not a good look for an outfit that claims they’re innocent, is it?

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:21:55am
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:22:09am

re: #173 MsJ

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Good, then I hope they intend to throw his ass in jail until he does.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:23:17am

re: #178 Eventual Carrion

Good, then I hope they intend to throw his ass in jail until he does.

I do, too. Fuck this treating Congressional Oversight as an option.

Throw them all in fucking jail.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:23:53am

re: #174 Citizen K

Some of the comments to the tweet pointed out that AOC has previously announced that she wasn’t endorsing anyone this early so this may not have been anything more than respecting her wishes and not putting her in an awkward position.

That said — AOC would certainly upstage Bernie. She is the future; he belongs to the past.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:24:43am
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calochortus  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:27:18am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:27:32am

re: #181 MsJ

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Our family doctor got this album. He put it in a glass case in his waiting room where you could see he smashed the record into pieces and crossed out Reagan’s picture.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:27:35am

re: #171 MsJ

She was asked about her endorsement, and she said this:

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: We’ve (Sanders and her) been in active conversation. I’ve been speaking with him and several other of the 2020 candidates, and I think that they have really understood and respected the fact that I think that I want to wait until we get a little bit closer. I think we need to have a conversation as a party, and I think that endorsing very earlier in this race prevents us from having that kind of conversation. People will say, ‘Oh, she’s just supporting so-and-so, that’s why she’s saying that.’ And I think it’s, you know, we have to have real conversations about income inequality, about criminal justice, about immigration, about the environment.

They may have taken it personally, but she’s also let people know she’s not endorsing anyone right now.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:28:30am

re: #173 MsJ

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Caputo is a hard ass. He’s been on Ari Melber’s MSNBC show many times over the last couple months and he is always obstinate about any investigations of Trump.

So this ignoring a request is right in line with his stance.

Let’s see how tough he is when he is actually subpoenaed.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:30:21am

re: #181 MsJ

Here’s a slogan for someone: If you’re against socialism, what do you think “Social” in Social Security means?

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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:30:39am
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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:31:02am

A thread about the effect Trump’s anti-journalism propaganda is having:

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:31:14am

re: #178 Eventual Carrion

Good, then I hope they intend to throw his ass in jail until he does.

Kenneth Starr did that with Susan MacDougal. She refused to testify and spent 18 months in prison, including 8 months in solitary confinement. McDougal’s grand jury testimony included her response: “Get another independent counsel and I’ll answer every question.” She believed that since her testimony would contradict that of others that she would be convicted of perjury, although she asserted her testimony would be truthful.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:32:07am

re: #186 Belafon

Here’s a slogan for someone: If you’re against socialism, what do you think “Social” in Social Security means?

that it needs to be destroyed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:32:22am

re: #186 Belafon

Here’s a slogan for someone: If you’re against socialism, what do you think “Social” in Social Security means?

Plenty of conservatives want to abolish or at least privatize that as well.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:33:54am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Plenty of conservatives want to abolish or at least privatize that as well.

Not most of them, because plenty of them depend on it.

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:34:18am

re: #188 jaunte

A thread about the effect Trump’s anti-journalism propaganda is having:

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How far away are we from folks like this official refusing people on the grounds of them being ‘fake news’? We don’t seem that far away at this point.

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:34:19am

re: #171 MsJ

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No surprise - Leftist Trump’s ego couldn’t handle being shown up by a Woman.

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Teukka  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:34:34am

re: #187 plansbandc

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Nothing which teaches humility and service as being a blind persons eyes and guide.
Know a lot of visually impaired and blind people.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:35:02am

re: #193 Citizen K

He could have taken that option, and what could she have done about it in the moment?

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:35:31am

Banana Republicans.

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Teukka  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:48:40am

Mystery letter bombs in the UK, second wave.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:49:35am

Man, that R. Kelly interview was insane.

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Citizen K  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:51:21am

re: #196 jaunte

He could have taken that option, and what could she have done about it in the moment?

That’s the scariest thing: I’m not sure she could have done anything at that point if he decided to pull that shit. She’d lose so much in the time it would have taken to litigate the incident after the fact and she still might be treated as a criminal just on an asshole official’s reasoning of ‘Fake News’.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:52:07am

For some reason I don’t trust this information. (source: USA Today)

Apprehensions of migrants along the nation’s southern border are the highest in more than a decade, creating what the top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official described Tuesday as a mushrooming crisis that threatens to overwhelm federal authorities.

The influx is being driven by a 300 percent increase in the number of people crossing as part of families compared with 2018. Families, along with unaccompanied children, accounted for 60 percent of all apprehensions since Oct. 1.

“We are currently facing both a border security and humanitarian crisis along our southwest border,” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters.

During the five-month period ended Feb. 28, Border Patrol officers apprehended some 268,000 migrants who entered the United States without legal authorization. More than 76,000 entered in February alone.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:54:16am

Yesterday it hit 65f. Today is supposed to hit 70. So, suddenly it’s fire season. There’s snow in the forecast for next Tuesday. Maybe that’ll be a break in the fire season.

Don’t like the weather? Wait a day, It’ll change.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:55:44am

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

What we’re seeing is entire families are seeking entry and asylum here, as opposed to just someone trying to cross to get a job and repatriate money back home.

That’s part of it.

The rest of it is that the increase with that one group is offset by declines in all other groups. Trump ignores that the crisis in Venezuela means more people are trying to come to the US for asylum and a better life.

He doesn’t care. They’re nonwhite, and he thinks this is a crisis.

And the humanitarian crisis is self-inflicted thanks to Trump’s illegal actions, including forced separations and refusal to follow the law and court orders to reunite families with their children.

The government also continues to fail to provide adequate and proper facilities for these families while they await processing (and Trump doesn’t seek adequate funding either - hoping that word of the horrible conditions reduces the flow of people coming in). It’s about trying to inflict so much pain on people seeking entry that they just don’t come.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:57:45am

re: #202 wrenchwench

Yesterday it hit 65f. Today is supposed to hit 70. So, suddenly it’s fire season. There’s snow in the forecast for next Tuesday. Maybe that’ll be a break in the fire season.

Don’t like the weather? Wait a day, It’ll change.

Asking a Scotsman about the weather on the West Coast: “If ye can see the summit o’ Ben Nevis, then it’s aboot tae rain. If ye cannae see the summit o’ Ben Nevis, then it’s rainin’ awready!”

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2019 • 8:57:58am

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

For some reason I don’t trust this information. (source: USA Today)

Apprehensions of migrants along the nation’s southern border are the highest in more than a decade, creating what the top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official described Tuesday as a mushrooming crisis that threatens to overwhelm federal authorities.

The influx is being driven by a 300 percent increase in the number of people crossing as part of families compared with 2018. Families, along with unaccompanied children, accounted for 60 percent of all apprehensions since Oct. 1.

“We are currently facing both a border security and humanitarian crisis along our southwest border,” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters.

During the five-month period ended Feb. 28, Border Patrol officers apprehended some 268,000 migrants who entered the United States without legal authorization. More than 76,000 entered in February alone.

I think it’s kind of informational hash. The absolute numbers are down, but there is a significant increase in family groups. The system was set up to handle mostly young men from Mexico and now they are having trouble dealing with the needs of Central American families.
So, probably accurate, but presented in a useless way.

edit: late, as usual.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:01:42am

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

For some reason I don’t trust this information. (source: USA Today)

Apprehensions of migrants along the nation’s southern border are the highest in more than a decade, creating what the top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official described Tuesday as a mushrooming crisis that threatens to overwhelm federal authorities.

The influx is being driven by a 300 percent increase in the number of people crossing as part of families compared with 2018. Families, along with unaccompanied children, accounted for 60 percent of all apprehensions since Oct. 1.

“We are currently facing both a border security and humanitarian crisis along our southwest border,” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters.

During the five-month period ended Feb. 28, Border Patrol officers apprehended some 268,000 migrants who entered the United States without legal authorization. More than 76,000 entered in February alone.

The article says, ‘without legal authorization’, which it technically true, depending on how you define words, but most readers will take that and conclude that they were ‘illegal immigrants’, which most of them are not. They are asylum seekers. To enter the US in order to seek asylum is not illegal. No advanced authorization is needed. The US is breaking the law (I think) by making them wait in Mexico for room in the detention facilities here.

And/or what lawhawk said.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:01:49am

Is it not possible that CBP may be either inflating or manipulating the numbers to help Trump make a case for his “National Emergency”?

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:02:13am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Plenty of conservatives want to abolish or at least privatize that as well.

I was going to say that. This fits with their idea of socialism being bad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:03:42am

re: #208 MsJ

I was going to say that. This fits with their idea of socialism being bad.

You can always bring a chicken…

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:04:10am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Asking a Scotsman about the weather on the West Coast: “If ye can see the summit o’ Ben Nevis, then it’s aboot tae rain. If ye cannae see the summit o’ Ben Nevis, then it’s rainin’ awready!”

Mr. w is of Welsh decent, which may have nothing to do with this: When we lived in the northwet, whenever someone asked if it was going to rain, he’d say, ‘Always has.’

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:04:42am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

More people seeking asylum because of the deteriorating conditions in Central America.

More families seeking asylum because of those deteriorating conditions.

Trump trying to stop all asylum processing, and treating asylum as something other than legal immigration (asylum is a legal immigration process by which someone presents themselves to the authorities and initiates a process by which they could gain legal status for remaining in the US for a period of time).

Specifically, he’s trying to stop nonwhites from entering or seeking asylum.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:05:39am

re: #210 wrenchwench

Mr. w is of Welsh decent, which may have nothing to do with this: When we lived in the northwet, whenever someone asked if it was going to rain, he’d say, ‘Always has.’

Irish mother writing to her son: “It only rained twice last week: from Monday to Wednesday and then again from Thursday to Sunday.”

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:06:12am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

Is it not possible that CBP may be either inflating or manipulating the numbers to help Trump make a case for his “National Emergency”?

Possible, but not easy to get away with. Bureaucrats tend to be sticklers for details like that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:06:26am

re: #211 lawhawk

More people seeking asylum because of the deteriorating conditions in Central America.

More families seeking asylum because of those deteriorating conditions.

Trump trying to stop all asylum processing, and treating asylum as something other than legal immigration (asylum is a legal immigration process by which someone presents themselves to the authorities and initiates a process by which they could gain legal status for remaining in the US for a period of time).

Specifically, he’s trying to stop nonwhites from entering or seeking asylum.

Upding 100 times!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:08:29am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You can always bring a chicken…

But if you want the flu vaccine, bring eggs.
/

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:15:50am
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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:16:44am
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retired cynic  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:17:08am

Now here is a photo!

thisiscolossal.com

Pair of Sharks Photographed Through Cresting Wave by Sean Scott
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:18:59am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

Wow, Kurt Schlichter is a major league asshole. I could never even bring myself to write something like that, let alone tweet it.

I’ve seen small, unassuming looking women who can kick a big dudes ass with ease. It’s not primarily about size or strength, it’s about skill, technique and circumstances.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:19:26am

re: #11 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Young’uns think Facebook is so yesterday, anyway. It’s what their parents and grandparents use, not their peers. This is probably a good thing — though maybe not so good for Zuck.

Fuck Zuck.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:19:54am

re: #218 retired cynic

Now here is a photo!

thisiscolossal.com

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The ocean ain’t big enough for the three of us.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:20:25am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, Kurt Schlichter is a major league asshole. I could never even bring myself to write something like that, let alone tweet it.

I’ve seen small, unassuming looking women who can kick a big dudes ass with ease. It’s not primarily about size or strength, it’s about skill, technique and circumstances.

He’s talking about a super hero movie. You know, the kind of movie that usually features men who can smash up asteroids with their fists.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:21:54am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

I’ve seen small, unassuming looking women who can kick a big dudes ass with ease. It’s not primarily about size or strength, it’s about skill, technique and circumstances.

A million years ago when I was taking karate lessons there was just such a one in the class, and I did get my ass kicked (luckily just sparring so no real injuries to me)

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:23:33am

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:26:22am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

[We have D-Day every month on our southern border.]

So much trouble over a spelling error. It’s ‘T-Day’ all the time at the border. Taco Day.

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retired cynic  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:26:32am
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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:26:33am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

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Princess Sparklefists makes him sad.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:26:46am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

“According to my numbers”

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:27:00am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

And if you stack our debt in one dollar bills, you can make to the moon.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:28:05am

re: #227 Scottish Dragon

Princess Sparklefists makes him sad.

I know. I’d call him a pussy, or a snowflake, but I like both of those.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:29:08am

re: #230 Blind Frog Belly White

I would suggest toddler.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:29:17am

Just think, tens of thousands of people entering the country and paying sales tax.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:30:08am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

Rep. Clay Higgins: “73,000 American troops landed in the D-Day invasion. We have 76,103 - according to my numbers - apprehensions along our southern border last month. We have D-Day every month on our southern border.”

and again, the majority of those arrests are at legal border crossing points, not unprotected bits of border…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:30:30am

re: #231 Belafon

I would suggest toddler.

I like them, too.

Well, mostly.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:32:25am

re: #232 jaunte

Just think, tens of thousands of people entering the country and paying sales tax.

But some of them might want to sell tacos.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:34:12am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and again, the majority of those arrests are at legal border crossing points, not unprotected bits of border…

All crossing points are legal for asylum seekers.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:36:04am
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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:36:13am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:36:22am

re: #222 The Vicious Babushka

Specifically, Captain Marvel. Super strength, near invulnerability, energy blasts, flight (including exo-atmospheric), oh, and she’s a Kree, an alien fighting shape-shifting Skrulls, and, if rumors are true, POSSIBLY capable of time travel.

Totally more believable than the existence of Kurt Schlichter.

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piratedan  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:37:56am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and we’re talking about what, maybe 50 miles of beach during a war and in retrospect we’re talking about just under 2,000 miles of border? Methinks that there’s an issue regarding order of magnitude in regards to comparison.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:38:24am

re: #238 jaunte

JFC.

It’s even worse when you consider that our President all but ENDORSES this.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:38:44am

re: #226 retired cynic

Just saw a CNN headline flash across my phone:

Exposure to infection in the womb increases risk of autism and depression, study says

Let’s wait for the follow up investigation. How many times have people responded to a provocative article only to discover months later — years later — a “never mind”. Indeed, the subsequent study usually doesn’t get the press that excited the original audience.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:39:33am

Trump, the GOP and the DHS are trying to convince us that every single man, woman and child who attempts to cross our Southern Border IN ANY FASHION is a dangerous criminal who must be stopped at all costs.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:39:51am

re: #235 Belafon

But some of them might want to sell tacos.

Or pupusas, given most of the asylum seekers are from Guatemala and El Salvador, right?

I know, I know - everyone south of the border is Mexican and everything with ground, nixtamalized corn and chiles is a taco.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:45:01am

re: #244 Blind Frog Belly White

Or pupusas, given most of the asylum seekers are from Guatemala and El Salvador, right?

I know, I know - everyone south of the border is Mexican and everything with ground, nixtamalized corn and chiles is a taco.

Or an enchilada, or a tamal, or a gordita…

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Sufficient unto the day...  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:45:55am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:46:01am

re: #244 Blind Frog Belly White

Or pupusas, given most of the asylum seekers are from Guatemala and El Salvador, right?

I know, I know - everyone south of the border and everything with ground, nixtamalized corn and chiles is a taco.

It’s a weird irony that the descendants of people who suffered from pellagra out of ignorance are bigoted against the people whose ancestors figured out the solution for that in their traditional diets.
southernfoodways.org

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:47:17am
“Goldberger’s research proved that pellagra was a dietary disease, and that it could be reversed or avoided by consuming fresh meats, milk, eggs, and other nutrient-rich foods. The national Public Health Service instructed physicians to prescribe a nutrient-rich diet for Southerners at the highest risk of suffering from pellagra. Unfortunately, in the poorest pockets of the rural South, doctors bristled at taking orders from the East Coast medical establishment. Many ignored the new recommendations.”
southernfoodways.org

Sounds familiar.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:49:07am

re: #239 Sufficient unto the day…

Specifically, Captain Marvel. Super strength, near invulnerability, energy blasts, flight (including exo-atmospheric), oh, and she’s a Kree, an alien fighting shape-shifting Skrulls, and, if rumors are true, POSSIBLY capable of time travel.

Totally more believable than the existence of Kurt Schlichter.

Captain Marvel

Badass. Also probably the most powerful hero in the Marvel pantheon.

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Teukka  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:50:59am

re: #248 jaunte

Sounds familiar.

Very familiar.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:52:01am

re: #248 jaunte

Sounds familiar.

Coastal elite snobs talking down to us.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:52:31am

re: #251 Scottish Dragon

Eggheads!

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Sir John Barron  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:53:12am

re: #1 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

Here is the pivot we have been waiting….

Oh never mind

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:53:38am
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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:54:39am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, do “regular” superhero movies teach boys that they can fly and have superhuman strength? And that they can stop time? And that there’s a rare mineral that will sap their strength?

I could go on, but why?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:54:51am

re: #254 jaunte

That’s different—stop witch-hunting PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!!!!

//

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retired cynic  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:55:27am

WaPo opinion piece on Rep. Omar and dual loyalty.

washingtonpost.com

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Sir John Barron  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:55:35am

re: #243 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump, the GOP and the DHS are trying to convince us that every single man, woman and child who attempts to cross our Southern Border IN ANY FASHION is a dangerous criminal who must be stopped at all costs.

Even the ones bound in duct tape.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:56:32am

re: #255 plansbandc

Also, do “regular” superhero movies teach boys that they can fly and have superhuman strength? And that they can stop time? And that there’s a rare mineral that will sap their strength?

I could go on, but why?

Wait - you mean other guys DON’T have those powers? It’s just me?
///////

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:57:34am

re: #256 Sir John Barron

It’s a heartbreaking story about how sad Eric was to have to fire his undocumented minimum wage labor.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:58:21am

re: #246 Sufficient unto the day…

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This video is a cancer on society.

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:58:46am

re: #259 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - you mean other guys DON’T have those powers? It’s just me?
///////

Well, you shouldn’t swallow things just because The Doctor gave them to you.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:59:45am

re: #246 Sufficient unto the day…

don’t show this to kurt shitter (or whateverthefuck his name is). It’ll trigger the snot out of him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:03:45am

moron

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sagehen  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:05:13am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

Rep. Clay Higgins: “73,000 American troops landed in the D-Day invasion. We have 76,103 - according to my numbers - apprehensions along our southern border last month. We have D-Day every month on our southern border.” abcn.ws

actually, there was 160,000 Allied troops landed on D-Day, on a 50-mile stretch.

So less than half that number, spread across 2000 miles and spread across a month… not really comparable.

Also, a significant percentage of those entering “illegally”, i.e. not at a port of entry — is because Trump CLOSED the ports of entry to asylum seekers. They wait around for a few weeks, they run out of money, the kids get hungry, they say fuck it and walked 10 miles to a not-port-of-entry crossing that looks reasonably accessible.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:08:20am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

What is President Twitter ranting about now?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:09:05am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

So….you’re saying the immigrants are the good guys here, Mister Congresscritter?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:09:18am

re: #266 Sir John Barron

What is President Twitter ranting about now?

He doesn’t want Congress to overrule his emergency declaration.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:09:32am

I saw this in a discussion ow social conservatives and marriage equality. McLaughlin’s argument is pretty amazing if you think about it - that each state should be able to decide what rights its residents are allowed to have.

I got a dollar says he also supports forced reciprocity for Concealed Carry permits….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:10:37am

re: #266 Sir John Barron

What is President Twitter ranting about now?

the resolution against his emergency order

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:11:44am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Senate Republicans are not voting on constitutionality

Well, they should be.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:15:38am

re: #202 wrenchwench

Yesterday it hit 65f. Today is supposed to hit 70. So, suddenly it’s fire season. There’s snow in the forecast for next Tuesday. Maybe that’ll be a break in the fire season.

Don’t like the weather? Wait a day, It’ll change.

I’ve been waiting for a change for three days.

No change…I iz cold.

40° on Friday 50° on Saturday…come on down!

That is change I can believe in.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:20:01am

Again, if Trump had been at all serious about a Border Wall, he would have approached Congress with a planning study, an engineering report, plus environmental and legal impact statements along with a proposed budget and timetable.

He claims to have experience in large-scale building projects but has demonstrated that he is either clueless or does not really care.

He just wants a symbol and rallying point.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:20:32am

re: #272 ObserverArt

I’ve been waiting for a change for three days.

No change…I iz cold.

40° on Friday 50° on Saturday…come on down!

That is change I can believe in.

I’d settle for a week of no rain. Rango’s racetrack has turned into a mud circle, which at the moment has standing water in it. Or, as we say, “The moat is afloat”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:21:07am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, if Trump had been at all serious about a Border Wall, he would have approached Congress with a planning study, an engineering report, environmental and legal impact statements along with a proposed budget and timetable.

He claims to have experience in large-scale building projects but has demonstrated that he is either clueless or does not really care.

He just wants a symbol and rallying point.

He wants a monument built to himself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:21:30am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

He wants a monument built to himself.

that, too

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:22:27am

re: #222 The Vicious Babushka

He’s talking about a super hero movie. You know, the kind of movie that usually features men who can smash up asteroids with their fists.

I’d love to see Kurt up against a 130 pound female martial arts champion.

I’d give him 30 seconds.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:23:20am

re: #277 ObserverArt

I’d love to see Kurt up against a 130 female martial arts champion.

I’d give him 30 seconds.

She’d take him down in 3 seconds.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:23:50am

30 seconds is a really, really long time if you’re getting your ass kicked by a martial arts expert.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:24:45am

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

She’d take him down in 3 seconds.

I’d pay her to stretch it out to 30

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:26:12am

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d pay her to stretch it out to 30

If it’s Ronda Rousey, sign me up.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:27:01am

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

This is the same guy who claimed to not know who Michael Cohen was when he questioned him on the House floor.

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I am fast building up a hate for the new crop of Republican House Members.

They are proof positive the old Republican party is dead and gone.

They all seem to be Freedumb Caucus types. Can you imagine 200 Gym Jordans?

That is what they are. What a politician to model yourself after.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:29:21am

re: #282 ObserverArt

I am fast building up a hate for the new crop of Republican House Members.

They are proof positive the old Republican party is dead and gone.

Any GOP primary turns into a race to be the most extreme right in policies and base in expression, all while maintaining a veneer of “family values”.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:30:11am

re: #244 Blind Frog Belly White

Or pupusas, given most of the asylum seekers are from Guatemala and El Salvador, right?

I know, I know - everyone south of the border is Mexican and everything with ground, nixtamalized corn and chiles is a taco.

I have never heard of a pupusas. Looked them up…I want.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:31:36am

re: #282 ObserverArt

I am fast building up a hate for the new crop of Republican House Members.

They are proof positive the old Republican party is dead and gone.

They all seem to be Freedumb Caucus types. Can you imagine 200 Gym Jordans?

That is what they are. What a politician to model yourself after.

Oh dear god. No, just…NO.

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makeitstop  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:32:36am

re: #285 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh dear god. No, just…NO.

The suit jacket industry would take a solid hit.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:33:32am

re: #246 Sufficient unto the day…

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Send that tweet and video to Kurt Schlichter.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:36:50am

re: #277 ObserverArt

I’d love to see Kurt up against a 130 female martial arts champion.

I’d give him 30 seconds.

The lengthy fight scene in Atomic Blonde tries to realistically show what a trained female agent can do in fighting hand to hand with men. It is particularly vicious, but she fights smart and uses every possible thing to her advantage while avoiding trading blows where male superior strength will overwhelm her. The fight was choreographed by someone who actually knew what he was doing.

Atomic Blonde (2017) - Savage Stairwell Fight Scene (5/10) | Movieclips

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:36:50am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:37:30am
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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:39:31am

re: #274 Blind Frog Belly White

I’d settle for a week of no rain. Rango’s racetrack has turned into a mud circle, which at the moment has standing water in it. Or, as we say, “The moat is afloat”.

Strange comment from a Californian. Things are not normal.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:40:20am

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

She’d take him down in 3 seconds.

I gave him 20 seconds of running around to try to get away.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:43:07am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:47:16am

So I got curious and just did some poking around on the website for Trumps hotel in DC.

Room rates range from $575.00 a night for a “Deluxe Room” to just over $10 000/night for the 2000 square foot Franklin Suite, which is described as follows:

At 2,000 sq. ft., this spacious and light filled one bedroom suite with separate living, dining, and bedroom areas and two full bathrooms features sophisticated and classically furnished décor with signature blues complement the rich wood and fabrics. The suite features a dining table for six, private study, workout space, a king size bed with luxurious bed linens and bedside charging for all smartphones, 55” high definition television with enhanced sound system, complimentary VOIP phone calls, refreshment center, and walk-in closet. Spacious master bath features custom linens including plush robes, luxurious Natura Bissé toiletries, deep soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower.

Also, for anyone interested, they have an “Ivanka Suite”. PUKE.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:50:46am

re: #294 Eclectic Cyborg

So I got curious and just did some poking around on the website for Trumps hotel in DC.

Room rates range from $575.00 a night for a “Deluxe Room” to just over $10 000/night for the 2000 square foot Franklin Suite, which is described as follows:

At 2,000 sq. ft., this spacious and light filled one bedroom suite with separate living, dining, and bedroom areas and two full bathrooms features sophisticated and classically furnished décor with signature blues complement the rich wood and fabrics. The suite features a dining table for six, private study, workout space, a king size bed with luxurious bed linens and bedside charging for all smartphones, 55” high definition television with enhanced sound system, complimentary VOIP phone calls, refreshment center, and walk-in closet. Spacious master bath features custom linens including plush robes, luxurious Natura Bissé toiletries, deep soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower.

Also, for anyone interested, they have an “Ivanka Suite”. PUKE.

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You know that despite all this ballyhooed “luxury” they got away with using the cheapest materials available.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:51:10am

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

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I mean, no evidence aside from the actual indictments, plea deals, and convictions, to say nothing of the billowing smoke around Stormy Daniels, the Trump Org, etc.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:51:28am

re: #288 Scottish Dragon

BTW….that clip is just the beginning of the fight.

It goes on a lot longer than that, with more Stazi agents she encounters.

By the end it is a feral scramble to just stay alive. There are corkscrews, gun parts and hotplates that get used…and she is almost as bad shape as the Stazi she leaves behind by the end.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:52:22am

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

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von Spakovsky literally said that the problem with voter fraud is that it mostly goes undetected. IOW, there’s no evidence it actually happens, but he believes in it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:52:39am

Palate-cleanser, anybody?

A Cat Comforting Anxious Dog Every Day While Their Owners Are At Work

Gotta love the names “Kelvin” and “Joule”.

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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:53:34am

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

Is it just me or does he look like the Nazi whose face melts in Indiana Jones?

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steve_davis  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:55:07am

re: #133 plansbandc

Yes. Especially the part where the cave was found 50 years ago and the guy they sent walled up the entrance. What did he know???? :D

re: #179 MsJ

I do, too. Fuck this treating Congressional Oversight as an option.

Throw them all in fucking jail.

i don’t know the fine print, but I assume that House committees do have the power to not only subpoena witnesses, but to have them arrested by the sergeant at arms and jailed for contempt, correct? I mean, I assume at some point, a committee chair is going to tell one of these government appointees who throw around their fictional executive privilege claims that they are going to be in prison for contempt until they answer the question, yes?

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:57:34am
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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:58:19am

re: #299 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Palate-cleanser, anybody?

[Embedded content]

Larger

Gotta love the names “Kelvin” and “Joule”.

Needs Celsius, Bernoulli and Pascal.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:58:39am

re: #301 steve_davis

i don’t know the fine print, but I assume that House committees do have the power to not only subpoena witnesses, but to have them arrested by the sergeant at arms and jailed for contempt, correct? I mean, I assume at some point, a committee chair is going to tell one of these government appointees who throw around their fictional executive privilege claims that they are going to be in prison for contempt until they answer the question, yes?

I hope so.

Honestly, I don’t care if they are D or R, if you are called before congress, you show up. And if you don’t, you can rot in the Capitol jail. End. Of. Discussion.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 10:58:51am

Fox News Headline:

Dem leaders slam brakes on Omar rebuke, blame Trump for bigotry instead

Fox News story:

House Democratic leaders, after delaying a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, are trying to steer discussion away from the controversial comments by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar that started the debate and instead focus on the “rise in hate” in the United States — and President Trump’s role.

Asked by reporters Wednesday about the resolution and whether Omar should lose her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of repeated comments viewed as anti-Semitic, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, pivoted to Trump.

“We are committed to decisively condemning anti-Semitism, racism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, homophobia, and the rise in hate that has taken place in this country - perhaps coincidentally - over the last two years, since January of 2017,” Jeffries said.

He also ripped into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for suggesting there is a rise in controversial remarks among House Democratic freshmen like Omar, accusing Trump of “hateful” comments.


“When has he ever said anything about the hateful remarks that continue to flow out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?” Jeffries said of McConnell. “When has he ever said anything about that?”

He added: “Let me just generally say: there’s not a rise of anti-Semitism in the House of Representatives. There’s a rise of anti-Semitic behavior and activity and violence in the country.”

But the resolution condemning anti-Semitism originated after Omar - for at least the second time in recent months - ignited an uproar for echoing anti-Semitic tropes.

P.S. You really don’t want to look at the comments on this one.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:00:05am

re: #302 MsJ

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To be sure, I’d probably whack the gator with one of the golf clubs. It’ll move.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:02:13am

re: #306 Scottish Dragon

To be sure, I’d probably whack the gator with one of the golf clubs. It’ll move.

It would depend on how fast I felt I could move afterward.

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steve_davis  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:02:44am

re: #198 Teukka

Mystery letter bombs in the UK, second wave.

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notice they never tell you when it turns out the suspicious package was just somebody’s Folio Society order. “Ah crap. this is now a million pieces of _Malay Archipelago_.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:02:46am

re: #307 MsJ

It would depend on how fast I felt I could move afterward.

drive-by whacking from a golf cart, of course

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:03:31am

re: #307 MsJ

It would depend on how fast I felt I could move afterward.

Mythbusters determined zigzagging was best, as I remember….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:03:51am

I’d just not golf. But that’s the same whether there are gators or not.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:04:20am

re: #310 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Mythbusters determined zigzagging was best, as I remember….

I will keep that in mind for future reference.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:05:03am

re: #310 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Mythbusters determined zigzagging was best, as I remember….

Zigzagging was useless. The gators never followed long enough for it to matter in the mythbusters test.

They are ambush predators and if they don’t get you in the ambush, they tend to not bother chasing you.

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Man, DangerMan  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:05:27am

re: #306 Scottish Dragon

To be sure, I’d probably whack the gator with one of the golf clubs. It’ll move.

would cost you a stroke

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:05:54am

re: #313 Scottish Dragon

Zigzagging was useless. The gators never followed long enough for it to matter in the mythbusters test.

They are ambush predators and if they don’t get you in the ambush, they tend to not bother chasing you.

Rule number 1: Don’t jump into the pond.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:05:59am

Trump thinks that this will put pressure on Maduro why?

This makes no sense as substantive policy.

Trump’s foreign policy is in shambles and it manifests itself all over the place, whether it’s the white supremacist immigration policy, or falling over himself to get a deal with North Korea, or kowtow to Russia (or claim that the Brexit will somehow benefit both the UK and US even though there’s zero evidence of either).

Trump’s foreign policy forays have been failures - with Russia benefiting all over the place.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:06:37am
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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:06:46am

re: #314 Man, DangerMan

would cost you a stroke

It would give me a stroke!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:07:03am

re: #316 lawhawk

US to revoke more visas of Venezuelans to pressure Maduro

He is hapless and out of options but needs to look like he is doing something

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:07:29am

re: #317 lawhawk

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About fucking time. Is there ANYONE who was surprised by the report?

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:08:00am

re: #317 lawhawk

WTF they were ever even thinking of doing so is an abomination. There is no way they should ever legitimize that propaganda outlet. Never.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:08:47am

re: #316 lawhawk

“Trump thinks that this will put pressure on Maduro why?”

It won’t. It’s just a convenient excuse to kick more brown people out of the country.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:09:09am

If this is true we are fucked.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:10:01am

re: #323 MsJ

If this is true we are fucked.

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Why do you say we’re fucked?

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ipsos  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:11:00am

re: #272 ObserverArt

I’ve been waiting for a change for three days.

No change…I iz cold.

40° on Friday 50° on Saturday…come on down!

That is change I can believe in.

82 on Thursday. 14 today.

I mean, I’ve been driving 1700 miles north that whole time, but still…

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:11:57am

re: #313 Scottish Dragon

Zigzagging was useless. The gators never followed long enough for it to matter in the mythbusters test.

They are ambush predators and if they don’t get you in the ambush, they tend to not bother chasing you.

On the other hand…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:12:07am

re: #323 MsJ

If this is true we are fucked.

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I suspect that it’s not that Perez didn’t believe it, but rather that this provided a clear, justifiable reason not to treat Fox as a news organization.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:12:09am
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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:13:01am

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

Why do you say we’re fucked?

The top guy at the DNC? He doesn’t know Fox is a propaganda outlet?

This isn’t some schmuck in middle America tuning into Fox, this is the head of the DNC.

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:13:47am

Went to the food pantry today before going to the Ash Wednesday service.

Got given a lb of ground Elk (!) there. Going to have to find a good recipe for that, especially since it’s probably got to be from this year’s first legal Elk hunt since he reintroduction of elk in Wisconsin with a herd of 25 in 1995 by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The herd has grown to an estimated 180 and they had, IIRC, 6 or 10 hunting tags issued with all but one going to the local tribes or charity.

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:14:10am

re: #327 Blind Frog Belly White

I suspect that it’s not that Perez didn’t believe it, but rather that this provided a clear, justifiable reason not to treat Fox as a news organization.

To which I must ask…why was justification needed? Has not the last 25 years been enough?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:15:40am

re: #326 Scottish Dragon

On the other hand…

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:18:37am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:18:41am

re: #331 MsJ

To which I must ask…why was justification needed? Has not the last 25 years been enough?

There are a lot of people in the middle who think Fox is just biased Conservative, not thoroughly corrupted.

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:19:23am
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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:20:03am
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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:20:37am

re: #334 Blind Frog Belly White

There are a lot of people in the middle who think Fox is just biased Conservative, not thoroughly corrupted.

So they are more informed than the head of the DNC.

Not sure that is comforting.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:21:58am

re: #333 MsJ

Lil’ pudding cup.

LOL

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:23:01am

re: #338 Dr Lizardo

Lil’ pudding cup.

LOL

I was almost Lil Breakfast Sausage. :D

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lawhawk  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:23:24am

re: #336 MsJ

NYS Insurance Department can investigate. More importantly, they can refer crimes to prosecutors. And I’m guessing that they’re going to find all manner of crimes. The problem is that it’s not going to happen quickly.

Meanwhile….

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:24:05am

re: #337 MsJ

So they are more informed than the head of the DNC.

Not sure that is comforting.

I could see the Democrats thinking that exposure to this audience may actually help a few Fox fans rethink their positions and maybe check other outlets. Of course, the moderators would probably select questions that would not allow a real discussion of the important issues of the day.

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CleverToad  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:24:20am

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:25:29am

re: #333 MsJ

Lil Caesar

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:25:35am
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Man, DangerMan  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:25:37am

for your dancing and dining pleasure:

and

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Man, DangerMan  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:26:49am

re: #307 MsJ

It would depend on how fast I felt I could move afterward.

you only have to be faster than your golfing partners

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:27:48am
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:28:01am

A question concerning Kurt Schlichter: Wonder Woman has been around since 1941. Has he similarly lambasted her skills and the effect she had on girls and young women?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:29:38am
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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:31:14am

re: #347 jaunte

are we sure those are records and not people traveling?

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:31:18am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

Good for the Democrats.

And if you don’t think AOC is a party leader, think again. I would be willing to bet that it was her support of AOC and her questions on homophobia and racism that caused some people to pause. This:

We are committed to decisively condemning anti-Semitism, racism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, homophobia, and the rise in hate that has taken place in this country - perhaps coincidentally - over the last two years, since January of 2017,” Jeffries said.

Sounds like a straight up copy of her comments.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:31:18am

re: #337 MsJ

So they are more informed than the head of the DNC.

Not sure that is comforting.

You’re losing me.

I’m saying Perez knew, but couldn’t prove it to the satisfaction of the the ‘Plague on both your houses’ crowd that thinks Fox is just the mirror of other news networks, and not uniquely bad. The New Yorker article provides the evidence he needs to drop Fox without it just seeming to be avoiding a news organization that ‘asks the tough questions’.

There are people out there who are NOT Trumpkins who see Fox and MSNBC as completely equivalent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:33:39am

jeebus

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:35:04am

re: #350 MsJ

Could be traveling suitcases, but Cohen’s in particular looked taller and thinner.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:37:33am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:37:36am

re: #354 jaunte

Could be traveling suitcases, but Cohen’s in particular looked taller and thinner.

One guy was carrying a garment bag over his arm.

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Man, DangerMan  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:40:04am

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

Police Launch Internal Investigation After Officer Detains Man Picking Up Trash Outside His Own Home bit.ly

what the fuck is wrong with the people who train police officers?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:41:25am

re: #330 William Lewis

Went to the food pantry today before going to the Ash Wednesday service.

Got given a lb of ground Elk (!) there. Going to have to find a good recipe for that, especially since it’s probably got to be from this year’s first legal Elk hunt since he reintroduction of elk in Wisconsin with a herd of 25 in 1995 by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The herd has grown to an estimated 180 and they had, IIRC, 6 or 10 hunting tags issued with all but one going to the local tribes or charity.

speaking of elk:

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MsJ  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:47:42am

re: #352 Blind Frog Belly White

You’re losing me.

I’m saying Perez knew, but couldn’t prove it to the satisfaction of the the ‘Plague on both your houses’ crowd that thinks Fox is just the mirror of other news networks, and not uniquely bad. The New Yorker article provides the evidence he needs to drop Fox without it just seeming to be avoiding a news organization that ‘asks the tough questions’.

There are people out there who are NOT Trumpkins who see Fox and MSNBC as completely equivalent.

Ok, then…CNN. ABC, CBS, NBC.

Sorry. I expect people in charge to be smarter. I don’t think that is an unreasonable expectation.

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Semper Fi  Mar 6, 2019 • 11:56:51am

re: #357 Man, DangerMan

what the fuck is wrong with the people who train police officers?

I’m sure they go by the training manual. The public needs to see that training manual. I wonder when that will happen.

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plansbandc  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:01:12pm

re: #333 MsJ

Lil Jolly Rancher.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 6, 2019 • 12:28:42pm

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

Collecting Trash While Black. Serious stuff in Boulder.

White trash collecting black man collecting trash.

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retired cynic  Mar 6, 2019 • 3:27:45pm

re: #320 Blind Frog Belly White

About fucking time. Is there ANYONE who was surprised by the report?

No. And Terry Gross is going to be interviewing Jane Mayer for an hour on Fresh Air tomorrow afternoon!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 6, 2019 • 9:26:40pm

re: #288 Scottish Dragon

I read that Charlize Theron trained hard for that role. Her trainer said she was formidable as a student.


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