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1
Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:19:19am

Just waiting for Elliot Abrams to flood South Central Los Angeles with cocaine again to finance his new Venezuelan adventure…

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:38:10am

Just read that a few minutes ago, the Government (in the person of the Moron-in-Chief, no less) announced the grounding of US-carrier Boeing 737-800s - presumably pending further inspection and corrections to the MCAS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:41:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:42:00am

re: #2 Jay C

Just read that a few minutes ago, the Government (in the person of the Moron-in-Chief, no less) announced the grounding of US-carrier Boeing 737-800s - presumably pending further inspection and corrections to the MCAS.

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:45:54am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well, I feel I ought to earn my keep* as a stringer for the Little Green Footballs News Service…..

Last one to do it, but this really is a case of “better late than never”…

* and the Lizardim definitely get what they pay for

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:46:17am

guessing some folks are getting sensitive about being ratioed.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:47:21am

Lots of online services seeing service interruptions, from FB, Twitter, and Instagram to banking and airlines.

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calochortus  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:49:37am

re: #7 lawhawk

Gmail was down for a while last night.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:49:55am

re: #7 lawhawk

Lots of online services seeing service interruptions, from FB, Twitter, and Instagram to banking and airlines.

I blame the Russians and the Chinese.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:50:16am

NWS High Wind Warning in Southern New Mexico

* TIMING…Winds will increase early this morning with the
strongest winds occurring in the afternoon. Winds will slacken
early Wednesday evening after sunset.

* WINDS…Winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts 60 mph. Gaps, passes,
and lee east slopes could see gusts 70 to 80 mph.
google.org

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:50:44am

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

I noticed on the last update they started doing the “here’s the top tweets in your feed” bullshit. I cannot begin to fully explain how much I hate the “top posts” algorithms. I follow the people I follow because I actually want to see what they post, and in the order in which they post it. I don’t need to see just the third post in a string of posts with no fucking context, and then hunt for the other posts to understand wtf they’re talking about.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:50:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:53:19am

heh

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:54:04am

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

guessing some folks are getting sensitive about being ratioed.

Ratioing is now referenced in the news. Can’t have the nice white supremacists’ feelings hurt.

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mmmirele  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:55:01am

Dwarf Fortress, a part-sim, part-roguelike, part-hellishly complicated game for PC with a rabid fanbase, which had previously been free/donationware, is bringing out a paid version on Steam with some bells and whistles. Why?

Because the developers have health issues and need a more secure stream of income than just donations due to our sucktastic healtcare system.

This is actually trending on Twitter today.

PS. There will still be a free version.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:56:47am

Trump is calling for the grounding, not the FAA.

Every other time there’s an issue with planes requiring grounding or airworthiness directives, it comes from the FAA first. Trump continues to do damage to functioning government and sabotaging the FAA is only the latest area where the damage will take years to fix.

He’s doing lasting damage.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:57:39am

re: #15 mmmirele

I love how Trump fucked up my health care. Copays up, services reduced and RX’s I need are no longer on the approved formulary. Before when I had an RA attack and had trouble getting out of bed I could get meals delivered to me. Thanks to Trump and the fucking Republicans that service has been eliminated…

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:59:35am

re: #14 Belafon

Ratioing is now referenced in the news. Can’t have the nice white supremacists’ feelings hurt.

those very fine people.

(where’s my puke emoticon?)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 11:59:50am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:00:55pm

re: #16 lawhawk

Trump is calling for the grounding, not the FAA.

Every other time there’s an issue with planes requiring grounding or airworthiness directives, it comes from the FAA first. Trump continues to do damage to functioning government and sabotaging the FAA is only the latest area where the damage will take years to fix.

He’s doing lasting damage.

Could have been worse since President Braindead wanted his personal pilot running the FAA…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:03:19pm
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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:05:20pm

So, seven and a half years total for Manafort, and now the Manhattan DA weighing in:

The Manhattan District Attorney charged Manafort with mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy on Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office announced.

When it rains, it pours

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:06:27pm

re: #22 KGxvi

So, seven and a half years total for Manafort, and now the Manhattan DA weighing in:

When it rains, it pours

Manafort will never draw another breathe of air as a free man.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:07:28pm
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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:07:50pm

re: #15 mmmirele

Dwarf Fortress, a part-sim, part-roguelike, part-hellishly complicated game for PC with a rabid fanbase, which had previously been free/donationware, is bringing out a paid version on Steam with some bells and whistles. Why?

Because the developers have health issues and need a more secure stream of income than just donations due to our sucktastic healtcare system.

This is actually trending on Twitter today.

PS. There will still be a free version.

I don’t play many games - the only one I have from Steam is Civ VI - but I might buy this just because.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:08:24pm

re: #21 NO SMOCKING GUN!

He still wants to be this year’s Jill Stein.

F that worthless glob of protoplasm.

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Chrysicat  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:09:00pm

re: #23 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Manafort will never draw another breathe of air as a free man.

I have a friend I mainly get to see on Discord who agrees with you, because she thinks that Trump pardoning him would be pulling the pin on a grenade of citizen direct action that could only lead to his ouster.

I’m not so confident the envelope with the pardon in it isn’t already sealed and just waiting to be couriered off to Manafort’s warden.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:10:25pm

re: #25 Belafon

I don’t play many games - the only one I have from Steam is Civ VI - but I might buy this just because.

Have you bought Gathering Storm yet?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:11:18pm

The NY DA needs to have an arrest warrant ready so that if/when Trump pardons him, Manafort doesn’t escape to Ukraine or Russia before a trial.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:11:51pm

re: #27 Chrysicat

I have a friend I mainly get to see on Discord who agrees with you, because she thinks that Trump pardoning him would be pulling the pin on a grenade of citizen direct action that could only lead to his ouster.

I’m not so confident the envelope with the pardon in it isn’t already sealed and just waiting to be couriered off to Manafort’s warden.

We’ll see. I assume Republicans are begging Trump to wait until after next November to issue pardons.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:12:21pm

re: #16 lawhawk

Trump is calling for the grounding, not the FAA.

Every other time there’s an issue with planes requiring grounding or airworthiness directives, it comes from the FAA first. Trump continues to do damage to functioning government and sabotaging the FAA is only the latest area where the damage will take years to fix.

He’s doing lasting damage.

Trump made the announcement to look pro-active. He’s got to be the main man on anything.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:12:33pm
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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:12:34pm

re: #27 Chrysicat

I have a friend I mainly get to see on Discord who agrees with you, because she thinks that Trump pardoning him would be pulling the pin on a grenade of citizen direct action that could only lead to his ouster.

I’m not so confident the envelope with the pardon in it isn’t already sealed and just waiting to be couriered off to Manafort’s warden.

It is possible Trump’s got a pardon out there for Manafort…. but there’s also the possibility that doing so would unleash not just citizen direct action, but state prosecutors and the feds would be able to go after Manafort and everyone else in Trumpworld, and there’s no 5A protection on self-incrimination so there’s the possibility of compelled testimony (and further opportunities for Manafort to perjure himself) about his actions and those of Trumpworld that engage in criminal acts all along.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:16:05pm

re: #21 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Four current members got a 2/3 vote of approval to join the Court - Ginsburg got 96, Breyer got 87, Roberts got 78, Sotomayor got 68. And nominees getting under 60 votes is sort of a recent historical anomaly - Stevens, O’Connor, Scalia, and Kennedy were unanimous votes. Rehnquist being elevated to CJ got 65 votes. Souter only had 9 votes against. Kagan got 63 votes in support. Even Alito got 58 votes.

Nominees having fairly close votes is a recent historical anomaly.

On a more realistic note, how would this proposal even work? You nominate someone, they have the votes to be confirmed, but when it looks like you’re only going to get 64 votes instead of 67, you pull the nomination? I’m sure the nominee and the Senate as a whole (not to mention the entire legal community) is just going to love that “look at me” bullshit.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:17:25pm

re: #34 KGxvi

What it means is that the Shithead from Starbucks would continue to pack the Court with Republican rubber stamps.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:17:28pm

re: #19 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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He could have said all of that in 30 seconds, not two minutes.

He repeats and fills in and repeats and adds in extraneous crap. It is just more Trump con fluff. If I talk for a long time it really sounds like I know my shit. No, you don’t you sound like an idiot.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:18:59pm

re: #33 lawhawk

It is possible Trump’s got a pardon out there for Manafort…. but there’s also the possibility that doing so would unleash not just citizen direct action, but state prosecutors and the feds would be able to go after Manafort and everyone else in Trumpworld, and there’s no 5A protection on self-incrimination so there’s the possibility of compelled testimony (and further opportunities for Manafort to perjure himself) about his actions and those of Trumpworld that engage in criminal acts all along.

There was a time that I used to believe that such a blatant abuse of the pardon power to protect cronies would be the last straw for Congressional Republicans. But since so many seem to be on board with the stupidity of the faux national emergency, I’m not even sure that would do it.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:19:30pm

re: #21 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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And here is another egomaniac.

Howard, look at your poll numbers. No one wants you.

Oh, and flags and seals and all that do not make you look presidential. You are as fake as Trump.

Go the fuck away.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:20:16pm

re: #34 KGxvi

It’s another data point that he doesn’t have a clue how the process works, and shouldn’t be entrusted to do what it takes. He’s just another self-absorbed billionaire who thinks he knows more than everyone else, because he’s got money.

And shitty coffee.

And not qualified for the job sought.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:20:39pm
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Ming5000  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:22:14pm

re: #11 KGxvi

I noticed on the last update they started doing the “here’s the top tweets in your feed” bullshit. I cannot begin to fully explain how much I hate the “top posts” algorithms. I follow the people I follow because I actually want to see what they post, and in the order in which they post it. I don’t need to see just the third post in a string of posts with no fucking context, and then hunt for the other posts to understand wtf they’re talking about.

I picked this filter string from Sarah Kendzior a while ago:
filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets

It is supposed to show tweets from who you follow in real time without algorithm.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:23:33pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

Trump made the announcement to look pro-active. He’s got to be the main man on anything.

not much of a leader when this many countries had already taken action:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:25:23pm

Ah Theresa D Twit loses another Commons vote 308-312 ruling out No Deal.

Amazing she continually loses votes yet still keeps the seals of office…

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:25:40pm

The UK is fooked. Legal term.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:26:23pm

re: #44 lawhawk

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The UK is fooked. Legal term.

I think under the English common law the correct legal term is “bloody well fooked”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:27:03pm

re: #45 KGxvi

I think under the English common law the correct legal term is “bloody well fooked”

Meanwhile at the Kremlin Putin and his pals continue to Party Like it’s 1999…

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Charles Johnson  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:27:19pm
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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:27:39pm

re: #46 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile at the Kremlin Putin and his pals continue to Party Like it’s 19991959…

Edited for accuracy.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:28:11pm

re: #45 KGxvi

I thought that was the earlier vote - the one where her proposal got destroyed 391 -242 in the House of Commons.

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mmmirele  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:29:08pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

Well that’s stupid. How are people supposed to let Howard Schultz and Tulsi Gabbard know their presidential candidacies are like spitting in the wind if we don’t have the ratio?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:29:15pm

re: #44 lawhawk

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The UK is fooked. Legal term.

One would think that this means that the vote to ask the EU for a delay will pass tomorrow, but somehow it wouldn’t surprise me if it fails as well, even though they really don’t have any other choice now. I’m a bit surprised no deal Brexit came so close to passing!

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:29:18pm

re: #49 lawhawk

I thought that was the earlier vote - the one where her proposal got destroyed 391 -242 in the House of Commons.

I think bloody well fooked works given the totality of the circumstances.

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:30:01pm

re: #43 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah Theresa D Twit loses another Commons vote 308-312 ruling out No Deal.

Amazing she continually loses votes yet still keeps the seals of office…

Jeez: just a four-vote majority? And with 30 MPs absent/not voting? It could very easily (too easily) have swung the other way: the next step in the dance is an amendment to push the bail date back to May 22: wonder how that will pan out….?

ADD: From BBC: the next vote:

With the government defeated on the Spelman/Dromey amendment by four votes, Conservative MP Damian Green now stands to move his amendment (f).

This amendment (f), referred to as the “Malthouse Compromise”, sets out the process for a “managed no-deal”. It requests:

The government publishes tariff schedules

An extension of leaving to 22 May 2019

“Mutual standstill agreements” between the UK and EU until the end of 2021, including payments to the EU

A unilateral guarantee of citizens’ rights

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:31:01pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Can we just have one Senator or House leader just step out and say “this would be an abuse of power and grounds for impeachment and removal from office”? Is it really too much to ask for? Just one of the alleged adults in the room saying what used to be a well fucking understood fact?

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:32:07pm

re: #53 Jay C

Jeez: just a four-vote majority? And with 30 MPs absent/not voting? It could very easily (too easily) have swung the other way: the next step in the dance is an amendment to push the bail date back to May 22: wonder how that will pan out….?

I don’t think the EU will let them push back the date.

This is set by law - the Treaty of Lisbon and the only way out here is to revoke Article 50 (which the Brits seem wholly incapable of doing because it would be admission that this whole exercise has been a cockup).

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:32:33pm
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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:33:57pm

re: #55 lawhawk

I don’t think the EU will let them push back the date.

This is set by law - the Treaty of Lisbon and the only way out here is to revoke Article 50 (which the Brits seem wholly incapable of doing because it would be admission that this whole exercise has been a cockup).

I think I read somewhere yesterday that it would require a unanimous vote by EU members to extend the date. And the question will be: to what end? From all accounts, the EU has given it’s last/best/final offer.

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:35:16pm

re: #55 lawhawk

I don’t think the EU will let them push back the date.

This is set by law - the Treaty of Lisbon and the only way out here is to revoke Article 50 (which the Brits seem wholly incapable of doing because it would be admission that this whole exercise has been a cockup).

ISTR that Tusk and Juncker made some public statements that they would give the UK a little more time to fuck themselves over work on/approve a Brexit “deal”, as long as the decision was unanimous by all the other EU states. I wonder, though, how likely that is to happen?

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:38:21pm

re: #37 KGxvi

There was a time that I used to believe that such a blatant abuse of the pardon power to protect cronies would be the last straw for Congressional Republicans. But since so many seem to be on board with the stupidity of the faux national emergency, I’m not even sure that would do it.

People are watching this shit.

And there is so much negativity surrounding Trump, people that wouldn’t usually be aware of his problems are aware of his problems.

Same with the Republican party. It is building up more and more.

Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out that Magic Mitch, the so far bullet-proof election winner in his home state is seriously suffering low polling numbers. I take that as a sign. If Kentucky doesn’t like Mitch, America doesn’t like Mitch.

Check out the numbers that make up of the RealClear Politics average polling for Mitch’s favorable/unfavorable ratings.

Their average is 24.4 favorable, 45.4 unfavorable.

RCP - McConnell favor/unfavor

And here is what Lawrence reported last night. The Hill story says Kentucky voters are only 33% in favor of him for reelection next year. I don’t know if he has ever been that low in his own state. Maybe Sleuth can address some of this.

The Hill - Poll: 33% of Kentucky voters approve of McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) approval rating is underwater in Kentucky ahead of his reelection race next year, according to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released Thursday.

About 33 percent of registered Kentucky voters polled approve of the job McConnell is doing, while 56 percent disapprove and 11 percent are unsure. Additionally, 32 percent think McConnell “deserves to be reelected,” and 61 percent think it’s “time for someone new.”

…more at link…

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:40:24pm

re: #53 Jay C

Nope.

MPs have voted to reject the ‘Malthouse Compromise’ amendment.

Ayes: 164

Noes: 374

Majority: 210

Back to the drawing board……

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:40:27pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

Well, then, let us speak it into existence

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:45:42pm

re: #56 lawhawk

NYPD Blew

Brooklyn 69

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:47:35pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

I really have never seen what Kentucky finds so appealing about Mitch.
It always comes down to coal.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:48:47pm

The worst thing about Brexit to me, it sort of gives justifications for people thinking politicians are no good and successful business people would be better.

The British politicians are basically paralyzed and can’t make a damn decision because everyone is playing party politics and/or trying to save their butts they can’t do the right thing for their country.

It really is the Monty Python show come to life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:50:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:54:30pm
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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:57:42pm

re: #2 Jay C

Just read that a few minutes ago, the Government (in the person of the Moron-in-Chief, no less) announced the grounding of US-carrier Boeing 737-800s - presumably pending further inspection and corrections to the MCAS.

There, ya happy now? Our great MAGA president had to interrupt his Twitter ranting to make a Decision about something, and interrupt his Great Twitter ranting. Totally rigged, this presidenting thing is.

/////

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:58:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 12:59:31pm
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John_Manyjars  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:00:42pm

re: #2 Jay C

Because failed real-estate developers know airplanes so well…

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:01:33pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

I really have never seen what Kentucky finds so appealing about Mitch.
It always comes down to coal.

And he played his “I’ll save coal” card in 2014, and then abandoned it in January, 2015.

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:02:07pm

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’s getting real close to being a Divine lookalike, and I couldn’t be happier.

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John_Manyjars  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:02:23pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

With gerrymandering, it really doesn’t matter though, does it?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:02:37pm

re: #70 John_Manyjars

Because failed real-estate developers know airplanes so well…

They understand crash and burn.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:02:46pm

re: #62 I Would Prefer Not To

That’ll be the Daily News headline. NYPD Blew will be the Post’s.

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John_Manyjars  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:03:04pm

re: #72 Skip Intro

Divine did makeup better…

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:03:14pm

re: #73 John_Manyjars

With gerrymandering, it really doesn’t matter though, does it?

The Senate isn’t affected by gerrymandering.

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EPR-radar  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:03:17pm

re: #21 NO SMOCKING GUN!

OK. So in addition to not wanting to pay his taxes, Schultz is a certified idiot. SCOTUS nomination votes are going to be party-line affairs for decades to come.

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sagehen  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:04:09pm

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Worth pointing out that Meghan’s father’s class standing was… 5th from the bottom.

Admiral Daddy didn’t just get him enrolled; he repeatedly kept him from being tossed.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:04:21pm

Well, I have another hour and a half of work but I’m already fried out for today.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:04:38pm
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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:04:46pm

re: #79 sagehen

Worth pointing out that Meghan’s father’s class standing was… 5th from the bottom.

Admiral Daddy didn’t just get him enrolled; he repeatedly kept him from being tossed.

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM???

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:05:23pm

re: #81 lawhawk

What does the assistant Acting Under Secretary have to say about this?

/

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:06:27pm

re: #73 John_Manyjars

With gerrymandering, it really doesn’t matter though, does it?

Since he runs as senator for the whole state, gerrymandering really doesn’t help Mitch.

Now, all the house reps in many gerrymandered states, like Ohio where I live is another thing completely.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:08:06pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We’re going to make things way better by letting horrible assholes hide how much they are loathed”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:08:14pm
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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:09:06pm

re: #79 sagehen

Worth pointing out that Meghan’s father’s class standing was… 5th from the bottom.

Admiral Daddy didn’t just get him enrolled; he repeatedly kept him from being tossed.

I’ve a friend from high school that went to grad school at Columbia. One of the things he told me years ago was that the Ivy League school (and I think this holds true for most prestigious universities) will protect students once they’re in. They want to keep that graduation rate high, so they’ll go out of their way to make sure you finish with decent grades.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:09:08pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:12:02pm

Meghan McCain is really showing what everyone was saying on The View.

She is really stupid. How many times have we seen her walk right into a really dumb statement lately, then say something just as stupid to try cover for her denseness.

Living proof that name and stature mean nothing if you are an idiot…that is the point dumb ass. You got on the show because of your name, you sure don’t deserve to be there for you input.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am really getting sick of her. And I only see stuff about her here. People watch her everyday…how?

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EPR-radar  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:12:52pm

re: #87 KGxvi

I’ve a friend from high school that went to grad school at Columbia. One of the things he told me years ago was that the Ivy League school (and I think this holds true for most prestigious universities) will protect students once they’re in. They want to keep that graduation rate high, so they’ll go out of their way to make sure you finish with decent grades.

State schools with good degree programs tend to be the opposite. Frequently they are obliged to admit anyone from their home state that can fog a mirror, and the resulting culling in classes like freshman calculus and physics can be horrific.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:14:13pm

re: #85 Jebediah, RBG

“We’re going to make things way better by letting horrible assholes hide how much they are loathed”

Why does the name Wohl come up when I read your comment?

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:17:23pm

re: #44 lawhawk

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The UK is fooked. Legal term.

Fooxit.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:19:29pm

LMAO.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:20:40pm

re: #90 EPR-radar

State schools with good degree programs tend to be the opposite. Frequently they are obliged to admit anyone from their home state that can fog a mirror, and the resulting culling in classes like freshman calculus and physics can be horrific.

Not only that, but when you have situations like the Cal State system where half the entire system is impacted (meaning they get more qualified applicants than they can admit each year), sending those who aren’t interested in classes on their way is simply part of the process.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:21:19pm

re: #93 lawhawk

But of course.

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sagehen  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:22:57pm

re: #87 KGxvi

I’ve a friend from high school that went to grad school at Columbia. One of the things he told me years ago was that the Ivy League school (and I think this holds true for most prestigious universities) will protect students once they’re in. They want to keep that graduation rate high, so they’ll go out of their way to make sure you finish with decent grades.

I attended a super-prestigious college… and they DID NOT protect poor students. Their graduation rate wasn’t nearly so important to them as they wanted their diplomas to be a meaningful endorsement of the quality of their alumni. (I was on academic probation twice; I had to take a year off, come back for a year, take another year off… they wouldn’t let me finish up and finally graduate until they could feel secure I wouldn’t embarrass them).

Maybe that’s an east coast/west coast difference; an Ivy degree signifies that you have dorm buddies and teammates and other connections from All The Right Families. A Claremont or Stanford degree means you really learned the material.

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mmmirele  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:26:03pm

re: #87 KGxvi

I’ve a friend from high school that went to grad school at Columbia. One of the things he told me years ago was that the Ivy League school (and I think this holds true for most prestigious universities) will protect students once they’re in. They want to keep that graduation rate high, so they’ll go out of their way to make sure you finish with decent grades.

I remember thinking that two housemates who got into Harvard Law studied a lot less than my friends and I did at UH Law. This was almost 35 years ago; it seemed to me the hard part was getting into Harvard, not staying there.

Not that I was an especially good pick for law school. I had grades at the lower end of acceptance but a killer LSAT score. I didn’t cheat. I instead inhaled the Barrons and Arco test prep books I could buy on my meager bookstore assistant earnings. (No Kaplan test prep for me, it simply was not affordable.!) And I only went because the economy wasn’t great, I had nothing better to do, and my dad was willing to pony up some money on top of the scholarship, work study money and loans so I could eat.

If I had it to do over again I would have done something different, more in line with being a systems analyst. But when you’re young and stupid and your dad (who never went past high school) could have a lawyer daughter…yeah.

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ericblair  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:28:27pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

* Parliament votes to reject no-deal Brexit
* Vote planned for Thursday on delaying Brexit
* Barnier: EU would want clear reason for any delayhttps://twitter.com

And now, May sez if the House passes the EU Withdrawal Agreement in a few days, the government will ask for a short (2 month) extension from the EU27. If they don’t (which is overwhelmingly likely, since it failed spectacularly twice now) she’ll ask for a longer extension; I’m guessing the 21 months bandied around. Farange the UKIP fascist is trying to get Italian fascists to oppose an extension. If they do that, the only options are no deal, which has now legally been ruled out, or cancelling Brexit completely which the UK can do unilaterally via Parliament.

It’s now a complete fucking mess; government ministers voting against the government or abstaining, who the hell knows who’s going to be around tomorrow.

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:28:48pm

re: #89 ObserverArt

Meghan McCain is really showing what everyone was saying on The View.

She is really stupid. How many times have we seen her walk right into a really dumb statement lately, then say something just as stupid to try cover for her denseness.

Living proof that name and stature mean nothing if you are an idiot…that is the point dumb ass. You got on the show because of your name, you sure don’t deserve to be there for you input.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am really getting sick of her. And I only see stuff about her here. People watch her everyday…how?

She was nowhere near as bad as she is now. Her whirlwind marriage to that douchebag Dominich (sic) has really made her into something wholly worse than what she already was.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:30:45pm

Heh.

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mmmirele  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:32:10pm

re: #99 MsJ

She was nowhere near as bad as she is now. Her whirlwind marriage to that douchebag Dominich (sic) has really made her into something wholly worse than what she already was.

He runs The Federalist, which is getting a lot of money from somewhere dark (seriously nobody knows who is funding it) to publish utter shite.

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:32:49pm

re: #98 ericblair

And now, May sez if the House passes the EU Withdrawal Agreement in a few days, the government will ask for a short (2 month) extension from the EU27. If they don’t (which is overwhelmingly likely, since it failed spectacularly twice now) she’ll ask for a longer extension; I’m guessing the 21 months bandied around. Farange the UKIP fascist is trying to get Italian fascists to oppose an extension. If they do that, the only options are no deal, which has now legally been ruled out, or cancelling Brexit completely which the UK can do unilaterally via Parliament.

It’s now a complete fucking mess; government ministers voting against the government or abstaining, who the hell knows who’s going to be around tomorrow.

I loved how May said if it went her way it would be law of the land but if it didn’t then, welp, ok…next.

What an absolute clusterfuck.

Why oh why did I choose British Air for my vacation in May. GAH!

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:33:17pm

re: #101 mmmirele

He runs The Federalist, which is getting a lot of money from somewhere dark (seriously nobody knows who is funding it) to publish utter shite.

Which means Meghan is easily manipulated.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:33:21pm

re: #87 KGxvi

the Ivy League school (and I think this holds true for most prestigious universities) will protect students once they’re in.

Ex-BIL went to Duke and told me the same thing 20 years ago.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:34:39pm

re: #98 ericblair

And now, May sez if the House passes the EU Withdrawal Agreement in a few days, the government will ask for a short (2 month) extension from the EU27. If they don’t (which is overwhelmingly likely, since it failed spectacularly twice now) she’ll ask for a longer extension; I’m guessing the 21 months bandied around. Farange the UKIP fascist is trying to get Italian fascists to oppose an extension. If they do that, the only options are no deal, which has now legally been ruled out, or cancelling Brexit completely which the UK can do unilaterally via Parliament.

It’s now a complete fucking mess; government ministers voting against the government or abstaining, who the hell knows who’s going to be around tomorrow.

“May, you have already been given multiple extensions to finish your homework. You will need to turn your homework in this time and do the rest of your assignments on time like the rest of the class.”

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:35:25pm

Scary stuff. Slate article about the 737-MAX.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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EPR-radar  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:35:28pm

re: #101 mmmirele

He runs The Federalist, which is getting a lot of money from somewhere dark (seriously nobody knows who is funding it) to publish utter shite.

I checked their Wikipedia entry, and for a while they were in the filthy business of aggregating reports of crimes perpetrated only by blacks.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:39:47pm

re: #97 mmmirele

I remember thinking that two housemates who got into Harvard Law studied a lot less than my friends and I did at UH Law. This was almost 35 years ago; it seemed to me the hard part was getting into Harvard, not staying there.

Not that I was an especially good pick for law school. I had grades at the lower end of acceptance but a killer LSAT score. I didn’t cheat. I instead inhaled the Barrons and Arco test prep books I could buy on my meager bookstore assistant earnings. (No Kaplan test prep for me, it simply was not affordable.!) And I only went because the economy wasn’t great, I had nothing better to do, and my dad was willing to pony up some money on top of the scholarship, work study money and loans so I could eat.

If I had it to do over again I would have done something different, more in line with being a systems analyst. But when you’re young and stupid and your dad (who never went past high school) could have a lawyer daughter…yeah.

If I knew then what I know now…

I was more or less in the same boat as you. It was 2001/2002 and I didn’t know what else to do. I had a 2.998 GPA from a state school (I coasted a few more semesters than I should have, school was always too easy for me) and scored in the high 160s on the LSAT. I only got into Chapman and Whittier. I picked Chapman based on the potential for what the school could have been (and thus turned down a 70% scholarship for a 20% scholarship - that was a mistake).

If I could do it over again, I probably wouldn’t do law school. Or I’d have done Whittier or tried my luck at UNLV (which was still very young) - but that probably would have worked out bad with the poker boom happening while I was in law school. And I’d’ve probably also tried to set a non-lawyer career path from very early on.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:41:36pm

This should be a really good series: An Enemy of the People - Notes from a journalist during the Trump years

I am an enemy of the people — at least, according to the most powerful man in the world. It’s a strange time to be a journalist. The industry is falling to pieces, the president is a narcissistic maniac and we’re regularly the target of his attacks. Presidents have been attacking the press since the early days of America, but this is different.

Multiple domestic terrorists have made kill lists filled with names of journalists and media figures. Assassinations have been attempted. They didn’t go after just any journalists, though—it’s only been the ones Trump doesn’t like. It’s been the kind of journalists he points at during his manic rallies and calls the “enemy of the people.” Someday, I fear, one of us will be killed. Maybe more than one.

I have been repeatedly threatened since Trump took office. I have received many death threats from Trump supporters on Twitter, and they usually note that I’m a journalist they despise when they make these threats. They are hollow threats, but they do impact your psyche. I also received what appeared to be a threat in the mail at one point. For the record, I’m armed.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:42:50pm

Yes, they pretty much coddle you once you are in. I’d bet mine was one of the lowest GPAs ever graduated at Michigan Law. I was convinced my first semester at Michigan Law that it wasn’t for me but I persisted for the credential, which has helped a time or two in life.

How easy was it once in? Let me just say that my B+ in Evidence from a former prof who now heads Columbia U, was the result of two days in class and an open book exam, not from class attendance or study. I’ll try not to go on about my A+ in Psychology and the Law 🤣

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:51:18pm

I wouldn’t be accepted now at the college I graduated in 1987.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:52:05pm

News from congressman Jerry Nadler. His committee talked to Matt Whitaker and he would not deny that he did have conversations with Trump about Cohen case, etc.

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BlueGrl21  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:52:27pm

re: #110 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Yes, they pretty much coddle you once you are in. I’d bet mine was one of the lowest GPAs ever graduated at Michigan Law. I was convinced my first semester at Michigan Law that it wasn’t for me but I persisted for the credential, which has helped a time or two in life.

How easy was it once in? Let me just say that my B+ in Evidence from a former prof who now heads Columbia U, was the result of two days in class and an open book exam, not from class attendance or study. I’ll try not to go on about my A+ in Psychology and the Law 🤣

I can’t think of a single “coast” class I took at UH. Some were easier for me because I liked the subject but none of them were blow off classes. Profs there have no motivation to make anyone’s life easier.

I took Human Sexuality thinking I needed a break in a 15 hour semester. I think every UH male athlete was in my class. But the professor was relentless. He showed a video of a male to female sex change operation in the second class. Those athletes were outta there.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:52:29pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:54:42pm

re: #21 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Howard Schultz: “I would not nominate a Supreme Court justice unless he or she could be confirmed by two-thirds—two-thirds—of the United States Senate.

They already need 60% just to get a hearing…

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:57:19pm

It sounds like Matt Whitaker is now being turned into a witness into obstruction of justice by Trump.

He basically lied to congress and admitted it today in his own not denying way.

Not good for him or Trump.

The heat is building. This is all new obstruction too. Continued obstruction the whole time Trump has been in office.

Whitaker clearly was hired to be a plant to get Mueller info.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 1:58:31pm

re: #116 ObserverArt

It sounds like Matt Whitaker is now being turned into a witness into obstruction of justice by Trump.

He basically lied to congress and admitted it today in his own not denying way.

Not good for him or Trump.

The heat is building. This is all new obstruction too. Continued obstruction the whole time Trump has been in office.

Whitaker clearly was hired to be a plant to get Mueller info.

Wasn’t their an Onion headline a while back along the lines of “Mueller Delays Report in Light of New Crimes”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:01:54pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:02:38pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

What is the latest on that, by the way? I understood there was to be more procedural votes today and tomorrow?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:03:32pm

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

They already need 60% just to get a hearing…

I thought McConnell abolished that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:03:49pm

re: #119 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What is the latest on that, by the way? I understood there was to be more procedural votes today and tomorrow?

today’s vote went down in flames…another vote tomorrow

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:04:01pm
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mmmirele  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:05:24pm

re: #111 Barefoot Grin

I wouldn’t be accepted now at the college I graduated in 1987.

I couldn’t graduate high school today because I failed Algebra II. I got through university without taking a single math class, because you could do that with a BA in government matriculating in 1978.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:05:53pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

today’s vote went down in flames…another vote tomorrow

As I understand, today’s vote was expected to fail, since nobody wanted to go out with no deal. Tomorrow’s vote, if I recall correctly, is on whether to try to re-engage with the EU on talks? I haven’t gotten a gauge as to whether that’s likely to happen or not.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:06:26pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

The UK still believes it can be half-pregnant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:06:37pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:06:53pm

re: #117 KGxvi

Wasn’t their an Onion headline a while back along the lines of “Mueller Delays Report in Light of New Crimes”?

I’ve seen real reporters and TV political talkers say the same thing.

Maybe that is how Trump delays it all, Mueller can’t get caught up.

Seriously though, all Mueller needs to do is file a preliminary report that is full of enough facts that paint a bad picture of the entire Trump gang, and explain that to the American people.

It is going to take years to uncover everything Trump has done.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:07:57pm

The temp here is up 15° from what it was yesterday and tomorrow it will be up by another 12°

No wonder my foot pain is up to eleventy.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:10:14pm

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

The temp here is up 15° from what it was yesterday and tomorrow it will be up by another 12°

No wonder my foot pain is up to eleventy.

It is currently 65° in Columbus right now.

Could get to 70° tomorrow. With storms late in the day of course. To warm too fast.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:10:59pm

re: #87 KGxvi

I’ve a friend from high school that went to grad school at Columbia. One of the things he told me years ago was that the Ivy League school (and I think this holds true for most prestigious universities) will protect students once they’re in. They want to keep that graduation rate high, so they’ll go out of their way to make sure you finish with decent grades.

Not always!

The so called brain in our Senior class received a 4 year scholarship to Princeton. He managed to flunk out after the first semester. Like most of the football team who thought they were going to the NFL his life peaked at 18 and went downhill ever since.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:11:21pm

re: #129 ObserverArt

It is currently 65° in Columbus right now.

Could get to 70° tomorrow. With storms late in the day of course. To warm too fast.

and winter returns on Friday

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:11:35pm

re: #129 ObserverArt

It is currently 65° in Columbus right now.

Could get to 70° tomorrow. With storms late in the day of course. To warm too fast.

40 degrees F (5 degrees C) here, and raining. And then it’s supposed to freeze overnight and snow tomorrow. FML.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:11:54pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

and winter returns on Friday

[INSERT RANDOM GAME OF THRONES MEME HERE]

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mmmirele  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:12:04pm

The president of NXIVM, a MLM / human potential movement / sex cult pleaded guilty to various charges in a New York courtroom today.

vice.com

The government still plans on trying the sleazy founder, Keith Raniere, and some others, including Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman, next month. I’m waiting for the superseding indictment.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:12:43pm
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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:12:54pm
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austin_blue  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:13:20pm

re: #132 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

40 degrees F (5 degrees C) here, and raining. And then it’s supposed to freeze overnight and snow tomorrow. FML.

Have faith! I saw the first Monarchs this morning heading north.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:13:33pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

and winter returns on Friday

Which is why it will storm tomorrow.

I remember when we used to have gradual warming…now it seems we go extreme to extreme.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:14:51pm
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BlueGrl21  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:15:32pm

re: #123 mmmirele

I couldn’t graduate high school today because I failed Algebra II. I got through university without taking a single math class, because you could do that with a BA in government matriculating in 1978.

My 81 in college algebra was the highlight of my academic career. Not my MA. Passing college algebra. I failed various math classes for 3 semesters before I could finally get through it.

I HATE math.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:19:55pm
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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:20:36pm
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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:20:53pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

From the No Shit Sherlock file.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:21:48pm

re: #140 BlueGrl21

My 81 in college algebra was the highlight of my academic career. Not my MA. Passing college algebra. I failed various math classes for 3 semesters before I could finally get through it.

I HATE math.

I, for some incredibly stupid reason (probably “oh, it fits in my schedule this semester), took calculus for business (despite being a polisci major and a creative writing minor) my junior year in college, having not taken math since high school. That might have been the only C in undergrad that I worked for.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:22:16pm

re: #123 mmmirele

I had a real monster as my Algebra 1 teacher in 8th grade and he scarred me to the point I cannot do any arithmetic or math without a calculator. I flunked the course and in 9th grade I barely passed but the fear of math still remains except when I played bridge or chess.

I ran into the same problem with college algebra and dropped the class. Went through my undergraduate years without taking a math course and I was so grateful that calculators came on the market because I couldn’t have done any math without them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:23:25pm
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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:23:28pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m generally skeptical of populism, but I can understand why people gravitate toward it when there is an overwhelming sense that the entire system is rigged.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:24:18pm

re: #125 freetoken

The UK still believes it can be half-pregnant.

It’s ectopic. It’s not in, it can’t get out….

Could be fatal, if intervention is not sought.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:26:09pm

re: #140 BlueGrl21

My 81 in college algebra was the highlight of my academic career. Not my MA. Passing college algebra. I failed various math classes for 3 semesters before I could finally get through it.

I HATE math.

I used to hate math but then I took some algebra and geometry classes to conquer my fear of math and ended up getting a degree in Math.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:26:42pm

FYI: lots of silly headlines today about physicist showing that people can live in separate realities.

In real reality, what happened is that last month a paper was put on the Arxiv: arxiv.org which discusses an experiment that shows that superposition - an idea in quantum mechanics - really is weird according to our human scale experience.

But because an MIT Technology Review picked it up yesterday technologyreview.com
all of a sudden today the lesser outlets are running with silly stories.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:27:27pm

There’s always morons who think they can drive around in a snowstorm without problems.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:29:06pm

We have the greatest winds…

OK, not so great.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:29:53pm

re: #152 wrenchwench

Wow.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:30:33pm

re: #152 wrenchwench

We have the greatest winds…

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OK, not so great.

Fucking enchanting! :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:31:20pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:31:30pm

re: #154 makeitstop

Fucking enchanting! :)

Versatile phrase. :)

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:35:54pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:38:37pm

re: #157 jaunte

[Denver International Airport]

Must be crowded underneath.

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:38:48pm

Cracks a breakin’?

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:39:17pm

When is this fucking wind going to stop?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:39:19pm

re: #123 mmmirele

I couldn’t graduate high school today because I failed Algebra II. I got through university without taking a single math class, because you could do that with a BA in government matriculating in 1978.

We could take a year of foreign language to avoid math. I did Russian.

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nines09  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:39:37pm

re: #158 wrenchwench

Just pick out your spot on the floor and hope concessions hold.

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:39:42pm

re: #157 jaunte

Wow. Where’s the tarmac?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:40:12pm

We got a new Antichrist Candidate and it’s…

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Hagmann Report,” right-wing conspiracy theorist Steve Quayle engaged in some esoteric biblical exegesis in order to declare that Jared Kusher, the son-in law of and senior adviser to President Trump, is “absolutely the prime candidate” to be the Antichrist.

The spirit, in my opinion, the Bible talks specifically of Antichrist, the literal devil, entering into him, just like he did Judas Iscariot. But what’s even more important, Jared Kushner’s address is 666 5th Avenue … If you take New York, and I do, as the commercial center of commercial Babylon, then what you’ve got is you’ve got someone whose name links with the time of the fallen angels—and it’s my position that the earthly kings, so many of them are fallen angels, if you will, in human drag, that’s really the only way I know how to say it—and the thing that is really critical is that it’s imperative that people understand that there’s a lot in a name. Because the name Jared, and that’s what’s interesting, means ‘descent’ or ‘descendant.’”

rightwingwatch.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:40:25pm

JFC

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:40:53pm

About Mike Lee’s proposal to force Congress to approve Emergency Declarations before 30 days are up, it seems there was a catch: It made it so that Trump’s declaration was approved without the Senate having to vote on the bill that Pelosi forced on them. She’s not having it:

Schumer called them out on it as well:

“Do you hear me, my colleagues, my Republican colleagues? This won’t pass,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday morning. “This fig leaf is so easily seen through, so easily blown aside that it leaves the constitutional pretensions of my Republican colleagues naked.”

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:41:37pm

Ever since Heisenberg, the popular media outlets have struggled to communicate the non-common-sense nature of quantum mechanics to the lay audience.

And many professional physicists give up trying to come up with better explanations, because essentially the working of physics often relies on elaborate mathematics that takes years to learn. Human cognition has evolved to help us find food (and to keep from becoming food) and mates, not to understand the fundamental workings of the universe.

It’s been a half a century since Bell demonstrated that even the workhorse of every-day statistics - Bayes Theorem - does not work in the regime of the very small when it comes to certain physical realities.

Yet it is the woo-pitchers who try to make something out of that for the everyday human experience.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:42:55pm

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

We could take a year of foreign language to avoid math. I did Russian.

My son, who likes writing and is currently looking into supply chain management, finished calculus with statistics in high school in order to graduate with an honors degree.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:43:05pm

re: #123 mmmirele

I did the math avoidance also. Got a degree without having to take math. Went to community school many years later and ended up doing quite well in math. I got an A in accounting! My dad was shocked.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:43:18pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

Man there are so many people in that thread repeating variations of that braindead schiff/shit joke it makes my head hurt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:44:38pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:44:41pm

re: #160 plansbandc

When is this fucking wind going to stop?

May, usually.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:45:15pm

re: #172 wrenchwench

sigh

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:45:27pm

re: #164 Joe Bacon 🌹

If you take New York, and I do, as the commercial center of commercial Babylon

That’s asking a whole lot of two letters, there, chum.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:45:30pm
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Mike Lamb  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:45:32pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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He’s legitimately, objectively stupid.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:45:50pm

re: #173 plansbandc

sigh

You’re just adding to it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:46:19pm

re: #176 Mike Lamb

He’s legitimately, objectively stupid.

MOAR STUPIDS

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:47:29pm

re: #176 Mike Lamb

He’s legitimately, objectively stupid.

According to those who have actually chronicled the Trump dynasty, Don Jr is legitimately the stupid one.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:48:03pm

re: #167 freetoken

I was talking to my coworker today that I would require everyone to pass a statistics course in order to graduate from high school.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:51:12pm

re: #180 Belafon

I was talking to my coworker today that I would require everyone to pass a statistics course in order to graduate from high school.

I think a required class ought to be called “Defense Against the Dark Arts of Advertisers and ConMen”, i.e., a class on how to spot propaganda and manipulation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:55:33pm

sigh…

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:55:57pm

Another silly headline today has something to do about physicists building a time-machine.

The real paper is here: Arrow of time and its reversal on the IBM quantum computer

It’s about the design of an algorithm in so-call quantum computing (in reality all semiconductor based computers are designed with a need to exploit quantum mechanics) in which an electron can be put into a prior state. In essence, reducing entropy. And thus returning to a state it had in the past. Hence “time travel”.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:58:43pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

[banning abortion on race/sex/disability]

sigh…

So if the embryo has a race or a sex or a disability…

/

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 2:59:39pm

re: #168 Belafon

My son, who likes writing and is currently looking into supply chain management, finished calculus with statistics in high school in order to graduate with an honors degree.

Ok, I’m going to brag here a bit, because I personally can’t do math. My 15 yo will take calculus next year as a sophomore along with honors chemistry. I absolutely don’t understand it. My special talent as a high schooler was using commas more or less correctly in my papers.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:00:35pm

Thread

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:00:47pm

These fucking people and their goddamn money:

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A Three Hour Tour  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:02:25pm

re: #158 wrenchwench

Must be crowded underneath.

They might find LGF’s secret headquarters.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:02:29pm

I feel like I’m dreaming. Wasn’t Jeff Bezos in the news recently for some reason?

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Mike Lamb  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:02:32pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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sigh…

So many questions…

1. Who has standing to enforce that law?
2. How does one prove that an abortion was based on ethnicity/gender/disability?
3. Is the provider liable or the folks seeking care?
4. Related to no. 3, assuming the provider is liable, is it presumed that the abortion was done on the basis of race if, for instance, the patient is Hispanic?
5. How stupid are they?

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:03:38pm

re: #187 Barefoot Grin

What’s with their freakish heads??

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:03:54pm

re: #189 Barefoot Grin

I feel like I’m dreaming. Wasn’t Jeff Bezos in the news recently for some reason?

Yes, when the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:04:21pm

re: #189 Barefoot Grin

I feel like I’m dreaming. Wasn’t Jeff Bezos in the news recently for some reason?

Yep. Told the National Enquirer to go fuck themselves when they tried to extort him.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:04:59pm

re: #57 KGxvi

I think I read somewhere yesterday that it would require a unanimous vote by EU members to extend the date. And the question will be: to what end? From all accounts, the EU has given it’s last/best/final offer.

It would give the UK time to realize they either have to accept the Irish backstop or crash out of the EU.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:07:12pm

re: #187 Barefoot Grin

‘English-speaking peoples’

For some reason I don’t think they mean Jamaicans.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:07:34pm

re: #191 plansbandc

What’s with their freakish heads??

“Why the long face?”

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:08:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:11:18pm

JFC, I thought Rocky was smarter than this

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:15:30pm

re: #191 plansbandc

What’s with their freakish heads??

re: #196 Barefoot Grin

“Why the long face?”

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:15:37pm

People gotta stop showing their whole ass like this

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:16:02pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So Wohl pulled a Smollet?

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:18:43pm

re: #190 Mike Lamb

So many questions…

1. Who has standing to enforce that law?
2. How does one prove that an abortion was based on ethnicity/gender/disability?
3. Is the provider liable or the folks seeking care?
4. Related to no. 3, assuming the provider is liable, is it presumed that the abortion was done on the basis of race if, for instance, the patient is Hispanic?
5. How stupid are they?

To answer your questions based on a wild ass guess:

1. the state, since it’ll probably be criminal
2. conjecture
3. eh, who cares?
4. look, we’re trying to stop genocide by planned parenthood
5. very to the nth degree

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:18:49pm

re: #201 KGxvi

So Wohl pulled a Smollet?

Proving he’s an assWOHL!

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:25:57pm

Want to know how soul damaging and lasting a school shooting can be? Read this really sad article about the football coach at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas high school.

Imagine many teachers, students and of course parents and families going through the same.

ESPN - Stoneman Douglas coach resigning, cites tragedy

Willis May, the head football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is resigning more than a year after a shooting at the school left 17 people dead.

The tragedy has never left May, who lost assistant coach Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon, the athletic director and wrestling coach, in the shooting.

“I walk into my office every day, and Aaron Feis’ office is right next to me, Chris Hixon’s office is right next to me, and I miss those guys with all my heart every day,” May said Wednesday. “It’s sad going to work every day because it hurts so bad to be without them. It’s been a year and it hasn’t gotten any better, so I need a change for me; I need it for my health.”

Feis shielded students and ultimately died when a former student armed with a rifle opened fire in the attack on the Parkland, Florida, school.

May and his other assistant coaches left Feis’ desk and office the exact way he left it before his death. Seeing the reminder of Feis, the cemetery built on campus with a 12-foot fence around it and daily reminders of what took place on that horrific day have weighed May down to the point where he has decided he needs to walk away.

“We’ve had a lot of friends and a lot of support in the Parkland community, but I just need a change,” May said. “I love football and I want it to be fun. I want to go to work every day and be excited, and right now I go to work every day and it’s miserable.”

Explaining the decision to his team was no easy task and one that tore at his heart, he said. After driving home to his players that they should never quit, he was worried the teens would think he was quitting on them.

…more at link…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:28:18pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:32:33pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is beautiful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:34:46pm

my surprise…

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:36:00pm

re: #191 plansbandc

What’s with their freakish heads??

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:36:12pm

good

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:39:34pm

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

my surprise…

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I think that was the ending to a John Grishom novel.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:45:21pm
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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:45:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:48:34pm

moron is watching teevee again

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:49:38pm
Russian Collusion was still unproven when Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed.

I can’t begin to parse how stupid that is

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:49:41pm

re: #164 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, that doesn’t sound the least bit insane. *rolls eyes*

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:51:38pm

re: #191 plansbandc

What’s with their freakish heads??

They’re a result of ‘keeping the money in the family,’ if you catch my drift…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:52:37pm
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Mattand  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:54:42pm

re: #204 ObserverArt

Want to know how soul damaging and lasting a school shooting can be? Read this really sad article about the football coach at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas high school.

Imagine many teachers, students and of course parents and families going through the same.

ESPN - Stoneman Douglas coach resigning, cites tragedy

Now we know where Louis CK is getting his next round of material for his comeback tour.

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nines09  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:54:56pm

I have found a new idea….

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:55:28pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can’t begin to parse how stupid that is

Yet, he wants/wanted Hillary investigated and she was already cleared.

He keeps displaying how much a dummy he really is.

No matter what happens, Donald Trump has ruined the very little credibility he ever had as some kind of “really smart guy with a good brain with the best words ever.”

None of it was true. The real fake in all of this is Trump.

Sure there will be people that will never admit they bought the con. I think that happens in a lot of cons…too embarrassed to ever admit they were fools.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:55:33pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can’t begin to parse how stupid that is

I made a valiant effort but alas, I failed.

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Old Liberal  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:56:26pm

re: #149 The Vicious Babushka

I used to hate math but then I took some algebra and geometry classes to conquer my fear of math and ended up getting a degree in Math.

My theory has been that most people who become math teachers find math easy and therefore they don’t relate to those who struggle. Maybe it’s different now, my last direct experience was with my kids in the 90s.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:57:21pm

re: #169 plansbandc

With me and math it always revolved around practical usage. If it was ‘pure math’ I never got it. Ask me to calculate a ballistics problem or a statistical examination of a population of a species migratory patterns I could almost give the answer before the the question was finished.

Unfortunately my illness started to take hold near the end of my high school tenure and I never finished the first semester of college. Haven’t been back since.

Plus I found out the hard way that having a doctorate doesn’t prevent a person from being really fucking stupid.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:57:56pm

re: #181 freetoken

I think a required class ought to be called “Defense Against the Dark Arts of Advertisers and ConMen”, i.e., a class on how to spot propaganda and manipulation.

While my daughter was teaching HS and I was retiring, I offered to develop and volunteer-teach a class to be titled “AP Bullshit Detection”. For the final, the kids would have to do an essay detecting my bullshit.

Daughter: “No one is ever going to let you near their kid’s mind, Dad.”

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sagehen  Mar 13, 2019 • 3:58:30pm

re: #212 Belafon

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Is that amount of scholarship offers for one year, or total? ‘Cause that’s an average of $52,000 per acceptance. The top private colleges and universities, tuition is $60,000 per year.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:02:51pm

re: #190 Mike Lamb

I can only answer question #5.

Really, really, fucking stupid.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:05:25pm

re: #164 Joe Bacon 🌹

We got a new Antichrist Candidate and it’s…

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Hagmann Report,” right-wing conspiracy theorist Steve Quayle engaged in some esoteric biblical exegesis in order to declare that Jared Kusher, the son-in law of and senior adviser to President Trump, is “absolutely the prime candidate” to be the Antichrist.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:08:41pm

JFC this is a fucking horrible idea but somebody expects to make a ton of money

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:10:33pm

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

Have I said today just how much I hate him? I have? Well, I’ll go ahead anyway. I fucking hate him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:13:01pm

re: #227 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

What bizarre graphic design.

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:15:49pm

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

JFC this is a fucking horrible idea but somebody expects to make a ton of money

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Expired food that no one in the family likes even if it wasn’t expired. Brilliant.

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nines09  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:17:40pm

A coconut cream center…..rolled in cinnamon…and..and..and…
Since penny candy as a youth in Philly these were the best. Every year I get a box or 2 and stalk the aisle where they are sold waiting for the price drop. I am mostly too late.
Heaven rolled into two bites.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:25:49pm
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:26:11pm

496

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:28:33pm

Please G-D please make this dipshit go away.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:30:50pm

re: #235 The Vicious Babushka

Please G-D please make this dipshit go away.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:34:00pm

Well here’s what is going on at the Carrion household right now.

Waiting for fireman support. I don’t have a ladder near long enough to get up there to get her. I knew her fascination with the squirrels was going to come to this one day, and today is the day.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:34:21pm

re: #234 freetoken

496

(snicker) Hee.. hee… He said “heterotic”.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:35:45pm

re: #237 Eventual Carrion

Well here’s what is going on at the Carrion household right now.

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Waiting for fireman support. I don’t have a ladder near long enough to get up there to get her. I knew her fascination with the squirrels was going to come to this one day, and today is the day.

Have you ever seen the skeleton of a cat in a tree?

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:38:55pm

re: #239 Decatur Deb

Have you ever seen the skeleton of a cat in a tree?

No, but I could see it happening. Years ago a neighbor had lost their dog and found it a couple months later out in the woods past the back pasture, dead and stuck in the crotch of a tree. She had gotten stuck in there somehow and died.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:43:08pm

re: #239 Decatur Deb

Have you ever seen the skeleton of a cat in a tree?

In a tree, no. In a power transformer, yes.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:45:58pm

re: #240 Eventual Carrion

No, but I could see it happening. Years ago a neighbor had lost their dog and found it a couple months later out in the woods past the back pasture, dead and stuck in the crotch of a tree. She had gotten stuck in there somehow and died.

They almost always come down once they get their act together. Some suggestions:

wikihow.com

(Love the one about the laser pointer.)

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MsJ  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:46:49pm

Sure, Jan.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:47:55pm

re: #221 Eclectic Cyborg

I made a valiant effort but alas, I failed.

[Neil Young]
He tried to do his best, but he could not….
[/Neil Young]

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:48:45pm

re: #242 Decatur Deb

They almost always come down once they get their act together. Some suggestions:

wikihow.com

(Love the one about the laser pointer.)

Yeah, cats are generally able to find their own way down, thankfully. I remember my mom trying to coax one of our cats down when it got treed by a dog that was owned by our neighbor from hell. She eventually gave up, and the cat came down a couple of hours later, crying and wanting to be put to bed.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:51:36pm

Thinking about the academic cheaters, I wonder how often they thought “I can’t take a chance on some Affirmative Action kid taking my sweetum’s place.”

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nines09  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:52:32pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:52:54pm

re: #246 Barefoot Grin

Thinking about the academic cheaters, I wonder how often they thought “I can’t take a chance on some Affirmative Action kid taking my sweetum’s place.”

Probably pretty often. I know that was a rant that my dad would go on rather frequently. Funny, though, I still made it in and his white privilege was enough to get me through without any student loan debt.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:53:04pm

re: #220 ObserverArt

Yet, he wants/wanted Hillary investigated and she was already cleared.

He keeps displaying how much a dummy he really is.

No matter what happens, Donald Trump has ruined the very little credibility he ever had as some kind of “really smart guy with a good brain with the best words ever.”

None of it was true. The real fake in all of this is Trump.

Sure there will be people that will never admit they bought the con. I think that happens in a lot of cons…too embarrassed to ever admit they were fools.

He’s not dumb. Autocrats imprison their opponents all the time; he is trying to construct a justice system where conviction requires merely that you are a minority or someone who opposes the regime. The true crime is not worshiping the treasonous orange man.

He knows that if he continually repeats the mantra “NO COLLUSION”, his base will believe it and the feckless GOP will go along.
Manafort’s lying lawyers are targeting not just Trump but the average citizen who pays little attention to most politics and will not understand or hear the judge’s actual statements.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:54:42pm

496 popped into one of my dreams this morning. I have no idea why.

But 496 is a “perfect number”, the third such number, sitting between 28 and 8128.

It’s factors not including itself are {1,2,4,8,16,31,62, 124, 248}.

Maybe that will help someone, I don’t know.

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retired cynic  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:57:21pm

re: #240 Eventual Carrion

No, but I could see it happening. Years ago a neighbor had lost their dog and found it a couple months later out in the woods past the back pasture, dead and stuck in the crotch of a tree. She had gotten stuck in there somehow and died.

One day (over 20 years ago) a neighboring farmer came and got us, and said there was a hound dog stuck in a tree, baying but getting hoarser and fainter. We (my husband and me, as mostly spectators, and two of the men that worked for us then) gathered up ropes and ladders and drove as far as we could, then hiked for another quarter mile.

The dog had apparently chased a raccoon into a crack at the bottom of a big old cottonwood, which leaned out across a creek with a levee on either side, heading down to the Illinois River. The raccoon went on up and out, no doubt laughing all the way, and the dog got about 20 feet up inside the tree and got stuck. Leaning out over the creek, of course.

We spent the afternoon with a tall ladder wedged at a bad angle up as far as we could get it, and then one of our men (the guy who still keeps my house ticking, by the way) climbed up with ropes and saws and a hammer and stuff, while the rest of us hung onto the ladder for dear life to keep it from falling over.

Our man (M) dug at and enlarged the crack for an hour or so, and after talking to the dog for quite a while to calm him down, reached in and got hold of the scruff of his neck and slowly pulled him out. The dog, naturally, fought this all the way, and bit M for his trouble. M got him down and he tore away from us, leaped into the creek and drank forever. We did get him caught, caged him for a while until he was caught up on feed and drink and we could handle him. He joined our motley pack of strays until it turned out that he liked to kill cats. We found him another home, after that!

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 13, 2019 • 4:57:24pm
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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:07:47pm
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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:09:21pm
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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:09:54pm

re: #252 Patricia Kayden

I would definitely want to check this more, but according to this, Uncle Mitt helped Ronna get into college: polipace.com.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:17:29pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:31:44pm

re: #96 sagehen

Maybe that’s an east coast/west coast difference; an Ivy degree signifies that you have dorm buddies and teammates and other connections from All The Right Families. A Claremont or Stanford degree means you really learned the material.

Hey, now …

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:35:45pm

oh

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:36:43pm

I FUCKING HATE ANTI VAXXERS

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:38:11pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

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I’m assuming they’ll proceed by launching an investigation.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:45:03pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:46:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:50:05pm
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retired cynic  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:52:28pm

Driftglass today:

Washington Post columnist and infamous Iraq War pimp, Max Boot. would very much like everyone to stop calling neocons “neocons”:

It’s time to retire the ‘neocon’ label

Cool with me. I’d be happy to go with “lying, blood-drunk war-pimping scum” if he’d prefer, although it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:52:57pm

O_o

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:53:46pm

re: #237 Eventual Carrion

Well here’s what is going on at the Carrion household right now.

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Waiting for fireman support. I don’t have a ladder near long enough to get up there to get her. I knew her fascination with the squirrels was going to come to this one day, and today is the day.

Update: Cat out of tree. Police/Fire tag team got up there and got Bunny.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:55:06pm

re: #266 Eventual Carrion

Update: Cat out of tree. Police/Fire tag team got up there and got Bunny.

Yayyyy. CATS.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:55:27pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

Ugh. All blonde and no brains.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 13, 2019 • 5:57:08pm

re: #268 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ugh. All blonde and no brains.

The bleach goes down through the roots and kills brain cells.

That’s my theory and I’m sticking with it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:00:23pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

Counterpoint:

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:00:58pm

re: #249 Hecuba’s daughter

He’s not dumb. Autocrats imprison their opponents all the time; he is trying to construct a justice system where conviction requires merely that you are a minority or someone who opposes the regime. The true crime is not worshiping the treasonous orange man.

He knows that if he continually repeats the mantra “NO COLLUSION”, his base will believe it and the feckless GOP will go along.
Manafort’s lying lawyers are targeting not just Trump but the average citizen who pays little attention to most politics and will not understand or hear the judge’s actual statements.

You give Trump too much credit.

If he is doing what you say then he is being directed by others as to what to say and what to do. That I might believe.

I’m sticking with he is a dumb ass. Why else is he having his grades and school records hidden? Anyone that constantly tells you how smart they are are not all that smart. It is part of the con and his mental makeup. He knows he isn’t smart so he overcompensates to cover.

Smart people can read and speak. Trump can do neither.

It’s like saying he is a great business man. Nothing can be further from the truth.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:03:00pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:06:02pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:10:02pm

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:10:32pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

His followup tweet:

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:11:07pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Isn’t that in Anymouse’s neck of the woods?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:12:12pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:12:24pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My alma mater!! The school notoriously known as the “place where fun goes to die”. I doubt that anyone involved in the scandal was trying to get their offspring admitted there. I attended in ancient times when tuition was not so brutal and was able to get through without debt by cobbling together scholarship aid and part-time jobs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:12:40pm

re: #276 The Vicious Babushka

Isn’t that in Anymouse’s neck of the woods?

yes it is

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:15:34pm

moron likes Rand Paul today…

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:16:20pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wonder how ‘mouse is getting along in this storm?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:20:11pm

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:20:54pm

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

WTH is Rand smoking? Idiot.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:23:52pm

re: #282 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah, it’s pretty fucked up alright. But a judge ruled that kids can’t go back to school unless they’re vaccinated. The parents are complaining that they should be able to send them back because the kids didn’t get infected.

Luck. That’s not a public health strategy and the judge knows it. So there’s that.

NYS (and the rest of the nation) needs to get rid of all these exemptions other than medical necessity. WV doesn’t have a religious or ideological exemption. It works.

And because NY is an international gateway, the odds of communicable diseases can spread from here are quite high (get it overseas, come back here, and spread it like wildfire to everyone else).

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:24:21pm

If Facebook stays down for the rest of my living days I’m pretty cool with it.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:24:21pm

re: #283 Patricia Kayden

WTH is Rand smoking? Idiot.

Same Rand as always. He doesn’t need drugs, he is naturally high on his own strangeness and ego that goes with it.

I think it runs in the family.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:25:26pm

re: #284 lawhawk

Off your point above here but just wanted to say your town is at least as intense and fun as back when. Just getting there is harder.

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Dread Pirate Whitebeard  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:28:39pm
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A hollow voice says, Collusion!  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:43:20pm

re: #288 Dread Pirate Whitebeard

I observe that the dumbass tweeter is @TimRunsHisMouth. Teehee.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:46:09pm

re: #282 The Vicious Babushka

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Dave In Austin  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:48:54pm

re: #276 The Vicious Babushka

Yep. Hope he’s ok.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:52:45pm

re: #290 Hecuba’s daughter

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Dave In Austin  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:53:21pm

Did Dump or the FAA ground those planes today?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:55:08pm

re: #293 Dave In Austin

Did Dump or the FAA ground those planes today?

Trump is the FAA since he won’t hire anyone.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:55:34pm

New addition to why I’m proud to be Californian. My Gov put an end to the death penalty here, at least for his term(s).

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:56:44pm

re: #293 Dave In Austin

Not sure, but grounding the planes before the black box data is in is like trying to impeach Trump before Mueller is done. If you ask me, which lol nobody does.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:57:32pm

Well, Facebook finally came back up on my laptop.

Still doesn’t come up on my phone.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:59:08pm

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

amazon.com book has her and Elizabeth Warren’s names on it, among others.

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:59:42pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 13, 2019 • 6:59:53pm

re: #285 Unshaken Defiance

If Facebook stays down for the rest of my living days I’m pretty cool with it.

I deleted my Facebook account last week. While I was at it, I got rid of my ebay account.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:00:31pm

re: #296 Unshaken Defiance

Not sure, but grounding the planes before the black boc data is in is like trying to im[each Trump before Mueller is done. If you ask me, which lol nobody does.

Except if you don’t do this, people won’t get on any plane because they don’t know planes well enough to identify the right ones.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:00:44pm

re: #297 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, Facebook finally came back up on my laptop.

Still doesn’t come up on my phone.

When I load it (or try to), only part of the page loads. So, it’s still borked.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:04:55pm

In case you were wondering just how much of an outlier was Judge Ellis’ fuckery was.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:04:58pm

re: #301 Belafon

Except if you don’t do this, people won’t get on any plane because they don’t know planes well enough to identify the right ones.

I would never spot those as 737s—they don’t have the oddball flat-on-the-bottom nacelles.

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:05:56pm

Highland Bowl at Aspen Highlands ski area. Picture was taken on 5 March. I skied that bowl on 7 March, another three feet of snow fell from the time the picture was taken and when I skied it.

An historic avalanche slid naturally very near here a couple of days later.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:08:27pm

re: #301 Belafon

Dunno man airports are crowded as ever.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:10:21pm

I have finally gotten serious about learning to play the bass. I have chosen this site to learn to play, bassbuzz.com, because he has you play every lesson, starting from the simple and working your way up. Today we did about one minute of “With or Without You” on the 19th lesson, straight eight notes at 110 bpm. Pretty good workout for this far along.

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Jason Munro  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:13:09pm

re: #308 Belafon

I spent a year or two learning to play the banjo (I live in Kansas, it’s required). As much as I love music, I’m terrible at creating it. Kudos for getting serious!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:13:47pm

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:15:55pm

re: #308 Belafon

I’ve been making pretty good money at the ski area this winter. I’m a guitar player but I can competently play bass, and have sat in on bass for a few open mic sessions once upon a time. I’ve always wanted an electric bass of my own. I might buy a bass and a small amp soon.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:20:10pm

re: #309 Jason Munro

I spent a year or two learning to play the banjo (I live in Kansas, it’s required). As much as I love music, I’m terrible at creating it. Kudos for getting serious!

Unless you are one of those special people that can find the time and desire to practice 4 plus hours a day everyday, it takes time to get to the point you can like what you hear yourself doing.

Shorter…it takes time and determination. That is why there are a lot of parked musical instrument all over the world. People gave up. You can’t give up! It always gets better.

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calochortus  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:20:37pm

re: #309 Jason Munro

I spent a year or two learning to play the banjo (I live in Kansas, it’s required). As much as I love music, I’m terrible at creating it. Kudos for getting serious!

You and I form part of that crucial part of the music and cultural scene called “the audience.”

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:22:00pm

re: #311 teleskiguy

re: #308 Belafon

Gotta love lifes rewarding learning times.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:25:05pm

re: #311 teleskiguy

I’ve been making pretty good money at the ski area this winter. I’m a guitar player but I can competently play bass, and have sat in on bass for a few open mic sessions once upon a time. I’ve always wanted an electric bass of my own. I might buy a bass and a small amp soon.

You totally should bro.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:26:20pm

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

Here is an article that explains how anti-vaxx hysteria entered the Jewish community.

Another article on anti-vaxx sentiment in the orthodox community:
Orthodox disagreements on vaccinations

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:27:09pm

re: #309 Jason Munro

I spent a year or two learning to play the banjo (I live in Kansas, it’s required). As much as I love music, I’m terrible at creating it. Kudos for getting serious!

Keep in mind that no matter how much you learn, there’s always more.

I’ve been playing for well over 50 years now, and I’m still trying to learn new things. It’s a steep hill to climb but it’s just so rewarding.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:27:14pm

Night Lizards. There will be be least one us who will die tonight. Will anyone fucking care? In the large order of things, probably not.

Sarah McLachlan - In the arms of an angel

Gay or Trans, We are dying. Either at our own hands or from those who hate hate us. We will die. WAKE THE FUCK UP and do something,

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:29:36pm

If I were as good a guitar player as I am a telemark (freeheel) skier, I’d be Yngwie fucking Malmsteen.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:32:43pm

re: #316 Hecuba’s daughter

Another article on anti-vaxx sentiment in the orthodox community:
Orthodox disagreements on vaccinations

PAYWALLED!!!!

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:34:51pm

re: #313 calochortus

You and I form part of that crucial part of the music and cultural scene called “the audience.”

I’m strictly an amateur at ‘audience’.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:35:02pm

re: #310 Joe Bacon 🌹

Had trouble all afternoon with FB.

All the better I suppose.

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:35:35pm

It snowed a little today, maybe an inch or two. There was no wind. The mountains are a powerful meteorological factor where I live.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:38:26pm

re: #323 teleskiguy

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It snowed a little today, maybe an inch or two. There was no wind. The mountains are a powerful meteorological factor where I live.

I’m only at 6000’, but I sometimes feel as though I am watching weather from inside the clouds.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:39:50pm

re: #313 calochortus

You and I form part of that crucial part of the music and cultural scene called “the audience.”

It’s a good gig.

Everyone is audience when it comes down to it. Even great musicians enjoy the music of others.

That is the beauty of all the arts.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:40:29pm

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

PAYWALLED!!!!

I wonder how I saw it — maybe I haven’t reached my limit this month?

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:40:52pm

re: #324 wrenchwench

I’m only at 6000’, but I sometimes feel as though I am watching weather from inside the clouds.

When I skied Jackson Hole two weeks ago I was skiing inside a cloud the whole time.

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calochortus  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:41:16pm

re: #325 ObserverArt

It’s a good gig.

Everyone is audience when it comes down to it. Even great musicians enjoy the music of others.

That is the beauty of all the arts.

I imagine great musicians enjoy listening to others more than most. They are, after all, experts.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:41:54pm

So, with the Vanity Fair article on Beto…is okay now to say he is running?

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:43:40pm

re: #328 calochortus

I imagine great musicians enjoy listening to others more than most. They are, after all, experts.

When I finally figured that out, I quit hating critics. Unless they’re really bad at it.

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:45:54pm

re: #329 ObserverArt

So, with the Vanity Fair article on Beto…is okay now to say he is running?

Link?

I’d say I’m a little out of touch, but ‘little’ doesn’t belong in there.

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:47:47pm

Guitar nerds, this is a decent thread.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:53:11pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:54:46pm

re: #331 wrenchwench

Link?

I’d say I’m a little out of touch, but ‘little’ doesn’t belong in there.

Vanity Fair - BETO O’ROURKE: “I’M JUST BORN TO DO THIS”

From out of the article…which is almost a book on Beto’s whole history.

Beto O’Rourke seems, in this moment, like a cliff diver trying to psych himself into the jump. And after playing coy all afternoon about whether he’ll run, he finally can’t deny the pull of his own gifts. “You can probably tell that I want to run,” he finally confides, smiling. “I do. I think I’d be good at it.”

“This is the fight of our lives,” he continues, “not the fight-of-my-political-life kind of crap.

But, like, this is the fight of our lives as Americans, and as humans, I’d argue.”

The more he talks, the more he likes the sound of what he’s saying. “I want to be in it,” he says, now leaning forward. “Man, I’m just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment.”

I caught the hint he is running listening to Lawrence O’Donnell talking to the author. It sounded like he was this > < close to running.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:55:23pm

re: #96 sagehen

I attended a super-prestigious college… and they DID NOT protect poor students. Their graduation rate wasn’t nearly so important to them as they wanted their diplomas to be a meaningful endorsement of the quality of their alumni. (I was on academic probation twice; I had to take a year off, come back for a year, take another year off… they wouldn’t let me finish up and finally graduate until they could feel secure I wouldn’t embarrass them).

Maybe that’s an east coast/west coast difference; an Ivy degree signifies that you have dorm buddies and teammates and other connections from All The Right Families. A Claremont or Stanford degree means you really learned the material.

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calochortus  Mar 13, 2019 • 7:58:03pm

re: #330 wrenchwench

When I finally figured that out, I quit hating critics. Unless they’re really bad at it.

Personal taste is also a big part of it. If a critic hates something and I love it, I don’t worry about whether I have the taste of a peasant. ;)

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wrenchwench  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:05:25pm

re: #335 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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stpaulbear  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:06:17pm

re: #311 teleskiguy

I’ve been making pretty good money at the ski area this winter. I’m a guitar player but I can competently play bass, and have sat in on bass for a few open mic sessions once upon a time. I’ve always wanted an electric bass of my own. I might buy a bass and a small amp soon.

Right around 1970, I decided I wanted to learn to play bass (I was already playing drums), so the bass guitar I bought was a sunburst Fender Jazz Bass. It wasn’t at all expensive. After a few months I realized I had no knack for guitars of any sort, so I sold it. Now, I so wish that I’d stored it away under the bed rather than selling it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:07:17pm

Trump-signed Bible sells on eBay for $325

The book was purportedly signed at a campaign rally in 2016.

Now here is a scam that Satan himself would be proud of: Not only do they accept the Mark of the Beast, they are willing to pay for it.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:09:39pm

re: #328 calochortus

I imagine great musicians enjoy listening to others more than most. They are, after all, experts.

Reminds me of the single greatest quartet ever… No, really. EVER.

First Violin: Haydn
Second Violin: Baron Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Violoncello: Johann Baptist Wanhal
Viola: Mozart.

Would that I could corral a TARDIS just to go listen to them playing… perhaps even something like this, written by Haydn…

Haydn quartet opus 76 n°1 - Quatuor Arod - Carl Nielsen competition live recording

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ipsos  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:09:51pm

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

Here is an article that explains how anti-vaxx hysteria entered the Jewish community.

That comments section. Oy.

(I know, it’s all from 2014, but still…vey iz mir)

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:12:49pm

Going through some photos on my cloud storage. I liked this shot of Point park in Pittsburgh. I took it from Heinz field.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:20:59pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:23:42pm

re: #342 Eventual Carrion

Going through some photos on my cloud storage. I liked this shot of Point park in Pittsburgh. I took it from Heinz field.

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it’s nice to see home!

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:30:21pm

I regret to inform y’all that Facebook and Instagram are up and running again.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:30:36pm

And then there’s these tRump ducks from the Stoneboro Fair.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:30:45pm

The smirking ass teen is suing CNN for 250 million. He’s garbage. No wonder he loves the fat orange tyrant.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:36:26pm

re: #347 plansbandc

The smirking ass teen is suing CNN for 250 million. He’s garbage. No wonder he loves the fat orange tyrant.

It’s his parents who are responsible, not him. The smirking teen is learning one terrible lesson after another from his school, his fellow students, and his family. Let’s see if he will ever develop the integrity to overcome this education.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:37:06pm

re: #345 teleskiguy

Facebook Post

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:39:21pm

re: #342 Eventual Carrion

Goimg to Pittsburgh for the first time next week. Working days but the evenings are all mine to make the most of. :-)

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Charles Johnson  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:41:07pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:43:56pm

re: #351 Charles Johnson

Is anyone surprised?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:44:52pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:48:52pm

re: #353 Charles Johnson

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“Even the extremely liberal VDare agrees that I’m not a white supremacist!”

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gwangung  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:50:31pm

re: #335 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Haarrrrrruuuumppph.

Since I >AM< a Stanford graduate, I can assure you that we were just like the Ivies. The hardest thing about the place was getting in. The school worked hard to support folks and keep them in.

The difference between the Ivies and the state schools are there, though not quite as pronounced as advertised. Mayyyybe a quarter or eighth step better, but not noticeably so; there was less inhibition about showing off your talent. Which meant the biggest difference is the sense of self (or, arrogance, if you will). Loads of self confidence among the Ivies and near Ivies. That carries you and your talent through a lot of situations.

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retired cynic  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:51:42pm

re: #355 gwangung

State school here. It worked for me.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:55:51pm

re: #350 Unshaken Defiance

Goimg to Pittsburgh for the first time next week. Working days but the evenings are all mine to make the most of. :-)

Cool. Hit the Strip District, maybe cruise up Carson St. and hit Fat Head’s for some wings. I’m sure you’ll have fun.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 8:59:15pm

re: #355 gwangung

A friend of mine who is truly one of the smartest people I have ever known was put on a wait list for Stanford as a legacy. We are talking 3rd in her class at a very good HS, activities beyond belief, ridiculous GPA, etc. etc. I still can’t believe it.

She ended up going to Occidental for a year and then CU so she could be closer to her eventual husband.

She was one of the main organizers of the DPS teacher’s strike.

When I am with her, I am smarter. It’s been that way since we were kids. <3

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gwangung  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:02:40pm

re: #358 plansbandc

When I am with her, I am smarter. It’s been that way since we were kids. <3

Heh. That’s a gift that FEW people at the elites have. Guaranteed.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:03:50pm

re: #337 wrenchwench

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teleskiguy  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:06:18pm

Slayer were badass. I was like a year old when they unleashed this audio assault.

Slayer “Hell Awaits”

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:07:26pm

re: #357 Eventual Carrion

Cool. Hit the Strip District, maybe cruise up Carson St. and hit Fat Head’s for some wings. I’m sure you’ll have fun.

*Takes notes* Googled those. That is an impressive lineup of options. Thanks for the heads up.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:11:06pm

It would have been nice to finish a college education. I might have ended up better off financially and the rest.

OTOH, I doubt I could have done much but be an academic with the Philosophy/English Lit double major I wanted to take :D so I doubt my economic prospects were harmed much by dropping out and putting my then GF through school. In the long run I ended up with my son and some pretty good memories and that’s no small thing either.

Perhaps it would be a good time to crack a beer and open my favorite Wittgenstein book, “The Philosophical Investigations” for old times sake.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:18:40pm

re: #363 William Lewis

My degree hasn’t done a whole lot for me as I didn’t give much of a fuck when I went to undergrad.

Learned a shitload about myself and broke away from conservative parents. I also met a few good life long friends.

I’m not a complete idiot, but just did not want to be there. It was a requirement. (damn it, so stupid) Did graduate with a crap GPA.

Got straight A’s when I actually cared about going to school later in life. Still waiting to bloom tho. I don’t know, maybe it isn’t going to happen. Alas.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2019 • 9:24:23pm

re: #364 plansbandc

Got straight A’s when I actually cared about going to school later in life. Still waiting to bloom tho. I don’t know, maybe it isn’t going to happen. Alas.

Could be worse - all I ever managed to get to bloom was a blooming onion! :D

But yeah, I get what you mean. Top of my class at the Army Intel school at Ft Huachuca for example.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 14, 2019 • 3:22:12am

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

Here is an article that explains how anti-vaxx hysteria entered the Jewish community.

Here’s a rabbi saying some seriously bigoted and ignorant shit. The anti-vaxx bit has infected leaders everywhere. Conspiracy theories can affect anyone and can lead to seriously stupid shit being said and done.

“What about the people who clean and sweep in the school?” argued Kamenetzky. “They are mostly Mexican and are unvaccinated. If there was a problem, the children would already have gotten sick.”


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