Redefining the Limits of Solo Acoustic Guitar: Luca Stricagnoli, “Hold the Line”

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261 comments

1
retired cynic  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:27:50am

Oooh, the shiny new post smell!

2
ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:29:20am

Tiger Woods wins The Masters

And I don’t even like golf.

Nice comeback.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:29:35am

re: #1 retired cynic

Oooh, the shiny new post smell!

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Yeah this isn’t chess. This is just a sick bigot’s game.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:32:30am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:32:34am

re: #2 ObserverArt

Tiger Woods wins The Masters

And I don’t even like golf.

Nice comeback.

Wow. The Masters ends a lot earlier than it used to.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:33:23am

re: #4 Belafon

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That’s exactly right.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:33:42am

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow. The Masters ends a lot earlier than it used to.

They ran it early today expecting the storms to be hitting normal time.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:33:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:34:01am

re: #4 Belafon

“Whenever I feel tired or I think I’ve done enough, I’ll close my eyes and I will see Donald Trump getting sworn in to office and I’m BACK! Let’s FIGHT! Let’s GO!”

Proof that she is part of the coup to topple the Presidency and install a leftist Islamist secular dictatorship.

/

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:34:27am

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, they had to start today’s round early because they wanted to stay ahead of the big thunderstorms that have been sweeping throughout the southeast. They are literally minutes away from the course now.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:35:04am

re: #8 Belafon

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Bodes well imo for next fall.

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sizzzzlerz  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:40:21am

As impressive as Luca’s guitar playing is, his ability to navigate around a working shop without bumping into shelves or tools or stumble across power cords whilst playing is
unparalleled.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:41:01am

Great. Tornado watch posted for a large portion of Ohio and Northern Kentucky until 9 PM. I knew as soon as the sun broke through the morning clouds we were going to be in trouble. This area is right in the middle of the heat from the south and the cold blast from the upper Midwest. Not good.

Edit: Watch not warning.

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wrenchwench  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:41:55am

re: #12 sizzzzlerz

As impressive as Luca’s guitar playing is, his ability to navigate around a working shop without bumping into shelves or tools or stumble across power cords whilst playing is
unparalleled.

It looked like he was taking that guitar for a test ride around the stable it was born in.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:46:33am

There’s one point where he bends a note almost a full step up WITH HIS PINKY while still fretting a chord with his other fingers, and let me tell you that kind of shit hurts on an acoustic guitar.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:47:04am

re: #13 ObserverArt

Even Philly has the possibility of a tornado with this forecast:
forecast.weather.gov

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:47:16am
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Man, DangerMan  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:54:03am

repost from downstairs

Kamala Harris

@KamalaHarris
* 16h
I am sick and tired of white male Republican politicians restricting women’s access to reproductive health care, especially abortion. We have got to build a coalition of Americans who will fight to ensure women get the care they need.

….allow me

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 11:58:27am

re: #18 Man, DangerMan

repost from downstairs

….allow me

Far too many Republican women are doing it as well, which is why this is about control.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:00:18pm

re: #18 Man, DangerMan

repost from downstairs

….allow me

And Republicans like DesJarlais will always make sure that their mistresses can always have access to abortion.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:03:07pm

Testing a little something…

YouTube

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:04:10pm
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Kafitrar  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:05:14pm

re: #10 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Yeah, they had to start today’s round early because they wanted to stay ahead of the big thunderstorms that have been sweeping throughout the southeast. They are literally minutes away from the course now.

And they’re canceling the public green jacket ceremony to clear the course ahead of the weather. espn.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:05:36pm

re: #22 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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So basically our President is a raging asshole who spends his days raging at those he dislikes. Yeah that’s normal. Just resign already.

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danarchy  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:05:51pm

re: #18 Man, DangerMan

repost from downstairs

….allow me

Gender differences on abortion are surprisingly slim.

news.gallup.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:05:54pm

re: #22 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

Yeah.

“Praising the boss” means kissing his ass 24/7.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:07:13pm

re: #26 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yeah.

“Praising the boss” means kissing his ass 24/7.

Which is what he thinks being President is all about.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:07:14pm

re: #21 Unshaken Defiance

I do not know what you tested but I did not see the video.

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Jay C  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:08:56pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

So basically our President is a raging asshole who spends his days raging at those he dislikes. Yeah that’s normal. Just resign already.

More telling, he seems to be mainly raging at “news reports” - probably because he can’t stand any real “news” that isn’t consistently laudatory/worshipful.

What an asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:09:44pm

re: #29 Jay C

More telling, he seems to be mainly raging at “news reports” - probably because he can’t stand any real “news” that isn’t consistently laudatory/worshipful.

What an asshole.

Precisely.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:15:23pm

re: #26 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yeah.

“Praising the boss” means kissing his ass 24/7.

It also means not telling him anything he does not want to hear.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:18:07pm

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It also means not telling him anything he does not want to hear.

Yep. I’ve worked for a few people like this and hated every single one of them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:18:20pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

And Republicans like DesJarlais will always make sure that their mistresses can always have access to abortion.

and their daughters

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:22:18pm

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep. I’ve worked for a few people like this and hated every single one of them.

Because they will take you to task for telling you things they need to hear or make you responsible for things that happen because they are unaware of the situation.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:27:24pm

re: #19 Belafon

Far too many Republican women are doing it as well, which is why this is about control.

Exactly. Their men are in power but make no mistake, the women are right behind them.

I live in an area that is heavily Catholic and you see stickers on the mom mini-vans everywhere. Usually about praying the rosary for lost babies.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:29:58pm

re: #2 ObserverArt

Tiger Woods wins The Masters

And I don’t even like golf.

Nice comeback.

I agree…. Good Job Tiger. But please stay the hell away from the WH.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:30:30pm

re: #35 BlueGrl21

Exactly. Their men are in power but make no mistake, the women are right behind them.

I live in an area that is heavily Catholic and you see stickers on the mom mini-vans everywhere. Usually about praying the rosary for lost babies.

Some of the most anti-choice people I have known have been women.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:31:05pm

re: #28 PhillyPretzel

Trying to use the embed feature on a livestream share. Now the hummingbird feeder

YouTube

Youtube Video

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:32:39pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Some of the most anti-choice people I have known have been women.

My very Catholic girlfriend had two sisters who were really big into the anti-abortion movement at the turn of the 80’s, chaining themselves to clinics and all. I remember once getting a ride in their car, and in the back seat they had a boy full of life-size plastic fetus models…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:33:43pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Some of the most anti-choice people I have known have been women.

My sister had to have an abortion because the fetus died. The guilt trip radical Xtians laid on her turned her into a hard core clinic protester.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:33:52pm

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

My very Catholic girlfriend had two sisters who were really big into the anti-abortion movement at the turn of the 80’s, chaining themselves to clinics and all. I remember once getting a ride in their car, and in the back seat they had a boy full of life-size plastic fetus models…

Yeah I grew up near some very devout RCC families. Didn’t miss an opportunity to act like the Roe decision was the worst decision in our history.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:34:20pm

re: #40 Joe Bacon 🌹

My sister had to have an abortion because the fetus died. The guilt trip radical Xtians laid on her turned her into a hard core clinic protester.

That is just so awful.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:34:24pm

re: #38 Unshaken Defiance

Can any of you see the video, at least one of the two?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:34:59pm

re: #38 Unshaken Defiance

That works. Now all we have to do is wait for the hummingbirds to show up. :)

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A Mom Anon  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:35:13pm

re: #43 Unshaken Defiance

I could see them both, if that helps.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:35:32pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

That is just so awful.

Yeah. I let her have it with both barrels when she cheered Dr Tiller’s murder.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:35:59pm

re: #46 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yeah. I let her have it with both barrels when she cheered Dr Tiller’s murder.

As you should have.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:36:58pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

Yeah I grew up near some very devout RCC families. Didn’t miss an opportunity to act like the Roe decision was the worst decision in our history.

I recall our priest demanding that the Catholic SCOTUS judge who voter for Roe vs Wade should be excommunicated.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:37:09pm

re: #45 A Mom Anon

I could see them both, if that helps.

Immensely, thanks.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:37:40pm

re: #43 Unshaken Defiance

re: #44 PhillyPretzel

I saw one perched on the opposite side of the camera as it flew up.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:38:49pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Some of the most anti-choice people I have known have been women.

I can conceptually understand why. When you’ve gone through a pregnancy, felt a baby kick, watched the fetal heartbeat, then given birth it becomes very real. But all of that implies a specific set of circumstances…the baby was wanted and it was healthy and so was the mother. They forget not everyone lives in a fairy tale kingdom with Cinderella and Belle.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:49:04pm

re: #51 BlueGrl21

I can conceptually understand why. When you’ve gone through a pregnancy, felt a baby kick, watched the fetal heartbeat, then given birth it becomes very real. But all of that implies a specific set of circumstances…the baby was wanted and it was healthy and so was the mother. They forget not everyone lives in a fairy tale kingdom with Cinderella and Belle.

Absolutely.

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unproven innocence  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:49:35pm

re: #51 BlueGrl21

I can conceptually understand why. When you’ve gone through a pregnancy, felt a baby kick, watched the fetal heartbeat, then given birth it becomes very real. But all of that implies a specific set of circumstances…the baby was wanted and it was healthy and so was the mother. They forget not everyone lives in a fairy tale kingdom with Cinderella and Belle.

When I was in college (late ’60s) I spent many hours in the library browsing the stacks. One of the scariest books I came across was “Handbook of Midwifery”. It detailed so many things that can go badly wrong physically, even when nothing at all is wrong healthwise with either the mother or the fetus.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:51:13pm

In a way, I’m sympathetic to the principle behind opposition to abortion but the pro life political movement doesn’t want to make birth control readily available, they don’t want to help single moms, etc. They just want to slut shame women. So in a way, I do like the idea of safe, legal, and rare but that includes doing things that the anti abortion fanatics dont’ want to do.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:52:52pm

re: #43 Unshaken Defiance

I could see both.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:54:41pm

I don’t even think everyone opposed to legal abortion is anti women but when there are things like proposed transvaginal ultrasounds and the constant slut shaming, I definitely do think the men and women behind these movements certainly are sexist. And I definitely think someone like Ben Shapiro who loves attacking pro-choice women without an ounce of understanding why women support choice is definitely sexist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:55:51pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

In a way, I’m sympathetic to the principle behind opposition to abortion but the pro life political movement doesn’t want to make birth control readily available, they don’t want to help single moms, etc. They just want to slut shame women. So in a way, I do like the idea of safe, legal, and rare but that includes doing things that the anti abortion fanatics dont’ want to do.

These people are not only against Planned Parenthood with a capital P, they are against the concept of planning parenthood except by the rhythm method.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2019 • 12:58:59pm

re: #43 Unshaken Defiance

Can any of you see the video, at least one of the two?

I did. The hummers didn’t come in until about 1:30 on the first video. I didn’t stay long, but there was activity.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:20:43pm

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:29:13pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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A Mom Anon  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:29:30pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:32:10pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:33:52pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:34:53pm

For anyone who doesn’t know, I host my own pop culture video series on Youtube. Started doing it last fall and have gotten a lot better at it. Recently I finally figured out how to incorporate clips from movies and tv shows into my episodes. I just uploaded one discussing the trailer for Star Wars Episode IX.

Link behind tag for anyone interested:

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:36:52pm

Texas Legislature considers a ‘God doesn’t approve of you’ bill

If this bill becomes law, if you go to see a doctor, or you call a plumber — or if your teacher doesn’t “approve” of your child — all the state license holder has to say is, “God doesn’t want me to provide you with service,” and there would, effectively, be no recourse for you.

SB 17 would bar state license-granting agencies from denying or stripping professional licenses for conduct “based on a sincerely held religious belief” of the applicant or license-holder.

We should all be thankful that SB 17 sponsor Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, approved an amendment to his bill that would exempt first responders from claiming the religious freedom exemption while executing their tax-supported public duties.

Good to know that if my house was burning down, the local fire department would have to extinguish the flames, or if my local bank was being robbed, the police would have to respond even though it’s in the gayborhood.

Perry and supporters of the bill say they have the right to have their personal interpretations of biblical scripture become law — regardless of who might be harmed and, yes, separation of church and state be damned.

“It’s not about the here and now,” Perry said. “It’s about where we’re all going to spend our eternity.”

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:40:28pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

::: eyeroll :::
That is a good reason not to move to Texas.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:41:55pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Texas Legislature considers a ‘God doesn’t approve of you’ bill

Good. I can refuse help to Evangelicals if I disapprove of their lifestyle choices. // Oh wait.

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Citizen K  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:45:35pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Texas Legislature considers a ‘God doesn’t approve of you’ bill

In other words, they want to turn Texas into a literal theocracy. Where they only law is ‘God Hates You’.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:46:05pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

So if I’m not a Christian and own a business can I refuse service to obnoxious assholes who hide behind some moronic asshole interpretation of Scripture? I don’t recall Jesus being overtly mean and hateful, that’s MY interpretation of Scripture, so I think I’d be within the law to deny service to assholes like the idiot proposing this mess. In a sane country he’d be gone next election, but somehow I doubt that’s happening. FFS.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:48:12pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Texas Legislature considers a ‘God doesn’t approve of you’ bill

“It’s not about the here and now,” Perry said. “It’s about where we’re all going to spend our eternity.”

Well, Sen. Perry, where you spend eternity is going to be a horrible surprise.

God doesn’t approve of pushy assholes.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:48:41pm

re: #69 A Mom Anon

Someone needs to immediately challenge it.

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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:49:18pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Texas Legislature considers a ‘God doesn’t approve of you’ bill

Personally, I expect to spend my eternity in the halls of Sto’Vo’Kor!

//

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EPR-radar  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:53:26pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Shit like this is very educational. The issue is very clear — should people’s religious views be legally privileged this way?

Fuck no.

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EPR-radar  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:54:55pm

re: #70 Romantic Heretic

Well, Sen. Perry, where you spend eternity is going to be a horrible surprise.

God doesn’t approve of pushy assholes.

Perry hip deep in molten lead for all eternity would be quite the revenue generator on pay per view.

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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:55:09pm

Of course, we know this law will be selectively enforced, as the first time a Muslim exercises his religious convictions he’ll be before a judge being torn a new asshole for thinking his religion gives him any sort of special privilege.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:56:27pm

re: #70 Romantic Heretic

Well, Sen. Perry, where you spend eternity is going to be a horrible surprise.

God doesn’t approve of pushy assholes.

Likely reaction on Judgement Day:
” YOU MEAN ALL THAT STUFF WAS REAL? OH SHIT!!”

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2019 • 1:58:18pm

re: #69 A Mom Anon

So if I’m not a Christian and own a business can I refuse service to obnoxious assholes who hide behind some moronic asshole interpretation of Scripture? I don’t recall Jesus being overtly mean and hateful, that’s MY interpretation of Scripture, so I think I’d be within the law to deny service to assholes like the idiot proposing this mess. In a sane country he’d be gone next election, but somehow I doubt that’s happening. FFS.

The future when there are denials to do business with different denominations of Christians. If you start to discriminate how far can it go? With humans, to the point of out of control.

“We won’t bake and decorate wedding cakes for Episcopalians or Catholics”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:03:15pm

re: #70 Romantic Heretic

Well, Sen. Perry, where you spend eternity is going to be a horrible surprise.

God doesn’t approve of pushy assholes.

Matthew 25: 41-46 (NASB)

41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
44 Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [a]take care of You?’
45 Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:03:21pm

re: #77 ObserverArt

The future when there are denials to do business with different denominations of Christians. If you start to discriminate how far can it go? With humans, to the point of out of control.

“We won’t bake and decorate wedding cakes for Episcopalians or Catholics”

What we’re seeing is that the Evangelicals, left to their own designs, would have America every bit as theocratic and sectarian as they accuse the Middle East of being. They’d just consider themselves more “civilized” for not immediately stoning an “adulterous” woman to death…until after the show trial where “God” condemned her for her “crimes.”

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:11:15pm

re: #79 Targetpractice

What we’re seeing is that the Evangelicals, left to their own designs, would have America every bit as theocratic and sectarian as they accuse the Middle East of being. They’d just consider themselves more “civilized” for not immediately stoning an “adulterous” woman to death…until after the show trial where “God” condemned her for her “crimes.”

Wait until they pick up the dirt and other stuff off the floor to test for adultery. “But it’s not abortion!”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:17:43pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:19:42pm

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:21:37pm

re: #81 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The fact Woods never said anything about Trump bragging he now had the biggest building in NYC shows what a hypocritical shit brain he is.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:23:18pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

I am not into it either. I will be watching Les Miserables tonight.
whyy.org

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Jay C  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:24:39pm

re: #81 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Ilhan Omar’s “offense”? Basically, “Existing While Muslim”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:27:29pm

re: #85 Jay C

Ilhan Omar’s “offense”? Basically, “Existing While Muslim”

Pretty much and daring to say not all Muslims should be blamed for 9/11. Woods, Trump, Crenshaw, etc all deliberately lied about what she said to incite threats against her.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:29:26pm

Vogons are writing poetry about Julian Assange.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:29:34pm

Very astute:

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:30:47pm

I attended the funeral of a member of our parish yesterday. Our little church was nice and full between family, friends and parishioners. We had a unit from a local VFW that he’d been a member of to provide military honors. But it was depressing to hear the presentation of the flag to the next of kin with “on behalf of the president” knowing what a coward this president is and the fact that Danny had been a tanker in Vietnam. Well, tankers are cav and Fiddler’s Green will be there for him but not for that POS in the White House; he’s got his reward already.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:31:00pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

Pretty much and daring to say not all Muslims should be blamed for 9/11. Woods, Trump, Crenshaw, etc all deliberately lied about what she said to incite threats against her.

But Ted Lieu played an entire clip of Candace Token defending Hitler and wingnuts are all OUT OF CONTEXT pretty much displays their hypocrisy & double standards.

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:34:49pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Holy shit.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:36:07pm

Totally agree.

Science is “a Democrat thing”: Mantra of the Trump administration revealed

Lobbyist turned Trump appointee reportedly defended canceling coal study by saying science was for Democrat.
Science, according to a Trump appointee at the Department of the Interior, is “a Democrat thing.” Those words were reportedly used to justify the abrupt 2017 cancellation of a study into the health effects of mountaintop removal for coal-mining. At the time, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claimed that the study was canceled after a careful review of the grant process.

But during a Tuesday congressional hearing on this issue, Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., citing the inspector general’s report into the matter, said that a Trump appointee named Landon “Tucker” Davis had offered a likelier explanation for why a study that was more than halfway done was abruptly shut down: In Davis’ words, “Science was a Democrat thing.”

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:38:50pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Tried watching it, bored to tears. Not for me.

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:39:12pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

I read half the first book and have never watched any of the show. If i want to watch fantasy, I’ll go fire up the extended editions of LOTR or perhaps read The Dragon Waiting by John M Ford as that remains the single finest fantasy novel I have ever read.

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:40:29pm

re: #81 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I have Mr. Woods. She’s a decent human being. You should try it sometime.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:43:32pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

Nope, but then again, there are people here who don’t like Firefly, so, to each their own.

Edit: Not accusing you of hating on others.

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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:45:41pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

Pretty much and daring to say not all Muslims should be blamed for 9/11. Woods, Trump, Crenshaw, etc all deliberately lied about what she said to incite threats against her.

It’s the same mentality as a black Democrat opining upon racism in America or a female Dem about sexism, that she as a member of the group they’ve been conditioned to hate dares to call them out on it.

By contrast, if Ilhan were out there in the press, speaking in favor of Bibi’s racism and calling upon more defense spending to combat “terrorism,” she’d be held up as “one of the ‘good ones,’” much like they love Candence Owens and loved Bill Cosby (before, you know, he became radioactive).

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jeffreyw  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:50:46pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

Well, each to his own. We’ve watched it all, and this afternoon we watched last season’s final two episodes as a refresher. I may not watch tonight’s premiere as it runs but I will see it tonite (maybe) or tomorrow (more likely).
I read the first few books, not really my fave genre but they had buzz. Wore me out on the wait so I never got caught up with them. The HBO series is much more enjoyable. We have enjoyed it immensely.

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VaughnIAM  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:53:12pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:53:26pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

I’m generally not into sword and sorcery fiction. I sort of draw the limit at steampunk, because I’d rather an author put some more thought into his mysterious crimes against nature than simply “It’s magic, I don’t have to explain shit!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:55:09pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

You are not alone. I tried to watch the first episode and found it distasteful. Never watched it after that.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:56:47pm

re: #100 Targetpractice

I’m generally not into sword and sorcery fiction. I sort of draw the limit at steampunk, because I’d rather an author put some more thought into his mysterious crimes against nature than simply “It’s magic, I don’t have to explain shit!”

So, Start Trek and Star Wars are similarly out?

I do tend to limit my steampunk to worlds where Babbage’s difference engine was successfully built.

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Old Liberal  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:56:57pm

re: #35 BlueGrl21

Exactly. Their men are in power but make no mistake, the women are right behind them.

I live in an area that is heavily Catholic and you see stickers on the mom mini-vans everywhere. Usually about praying the rosary for lost babies.

Gotta get those fetuses out of purgatory put there by a loving god

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:57:10pm

I only watched a preview and I was not too crazy about it.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:59:36pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 2:59:38pm

re: #102 Belafon

So, Start Trek and Star Wars are similarly out?

I do tend to limit my steampunk to worlds where Babbage’s difference engine was successfully built.

To be fair, both have tried to explain their bullshit, though admittedly it’s more the fans doing it than the original shows/films.

I give credit to Tolkien as he went to great lengths to explain his universe…which is largely why the books can be used as melee weapons.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:00:37pm

re: #105 Ace-o-aces

“Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!” - Trump

All the more proof he hates himself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:04:16pm

re: #51 BlueGrl21

I can conceptually understand why. When you’ve gone through a pregnancy, felt a baby kick, watched the fetal heartbeat, then given birth it becomes very real. But all of that implies a specific set of circumstances…the baby was wanted and it was healthy and so was the mother. They forget not everyone lives in a fairy tale kingdom with Cinderella and Belle.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:15:55pm

re: #51 BlueGrl21

I can conceptually understand why. When you’ve gone through a pregnancy, felt a baby kick, watched the fetal heartbeat, then given birth it becomes very real. But all of that implies a specific set of circumstances…the baby was wanted and it was healthy and so was the mother. They forget not everyone lives in a fairy tale kingdom with Cinderella and Belle.

I wonder if anti-choice attitudes among women actually correlates with motherhood per se, or if that’s just a byproduct of age, marital status, and religious affiliation, which themselves do correlate most strongly with conservative views. I also wonder if it gets a lot easier conceptually for older, post-menopausal women to oppose reproductive freedom when it’s no longer their bodies at risk of external control.

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mmmirele  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:17:24pm

Going off to protest in a few at the church where the pastor wants the state to execute women who have abortions.

Here are my signs. I am not mincing words with these guys.

I am taking two cameras. An old GoPro and my cellphone, which I have stashed in a passport holder around my neck.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:19:54pm

Bibi Andersson, greatest of Bergman’s actresses, has died at 83.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:23:22pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

I am waiting for the books to come out…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:23:38pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

Nope.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:25:25pm

re: #109 goddamnedfrank

Basically my point is that I think the anti-choice movement uses motherhood as a screen for patriarchy, as a way to enforce a reductive, limited idea of what women’s role in society should be by pretending to celebrate it. And that like all forms of conservatism and toxic nostalgia it tends to take root in people who have older, outdated cultural frames of reference and have close contact with patriarchal institutions.

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A hollow voice says, Oringes...  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:26:16pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

No.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:27:32pm

Everything is a joke with Fuckface Von Clownstick

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:30:17pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

So he used the same “joke” 141 times?

//

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:31:00pm

re: #117 Eclectic Cyborg

So he used the same “joke” 141 times?

//

He does love to reuse material!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:31:27pm

re: #78 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Matthew 25: 41-46 (NASB)

it just now occurred to me that King James had his theological minions put together an “officially Word of God Bible” that was designed to make the peasants believe in the divine right of kings and be so very content with their fate for a wretched life here on earth in exchange for a glorious streets paved in gold and mansions in heaven afterlife.

Who knew that the very verses in Matthew would turn out to be the very “True Words Of God” that the GOP and Evangelicals are now throwing out at the border and everywhere else؟

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:31:39pm

Speaking of fucking jokes:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:33:52pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

I watched the first two episodes with my ex-GF and we decided not to pursue it.

Have seen or heard nothing about it to change my opinion.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:35:42pm

I started reading the first book of GOT and only got about 50 pages in.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:36:27pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

Sarah Sanders: Trump was joking when he said “I love WikiLeaks” in 2016

so basically, we cannot take anything he says seriously, even if he says it repeatedly

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:36:49pm

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

so basically, we cannot take anything he says seriously, even if he says it repeatedly

Same goes with Hucky Boo Boo!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:37:49pm

re: #124 Joe Bacon 🌹

Same goes with Hucky Boo Boo!

Her job is to ensure that DT does not have to take responsibility for anything he says or does.

Which is the job of anyone who works for DT

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banditqueen  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:38:18pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

If it isn’t a ‘joke’, it’s that the ‘lamestream media misrepresented’ what he said, or it’s another ‘fake news’ story. He doesn’t have a sense of humor beyond mimicking the disabled or desperate, and he will say to anyone and everyone that he did not say what everyone heard him say. We just don’t get his keen and subtle humor when he’s no longer mocking, lying, or flip-flopping.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:49:05pm

re: #126 banditqueen

If it isn’t a ‘joke’, it’s that the ‘lamestream media misrepresented’ what he said, or it’s another ‘fake news’ story. He doesn’t have a sense of humor beyond mimicking the disabled or desperate, and he will say to anyone and everyone that he did not say what everyone heard him say. We just don’t get his keen and subtle humor when he’s no longer mocking, lying, or flip-flopping.

Yeah, I would love for a reporter to go “Actually, there’s no indication he has a sense of humor. Instead, you, Sanders, use this to try to normalize the actions of a tyrant.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 3:59:22pm

re: #127 Belafon

Yeah, I would love for a reporter to go “Actually, there’s no indication he has a sense of humor. Instead, you, Sanders, use this to try to normalize the actions of a tyrant.”

I would love for a reporter to ask a follow up question but that doesn’t happen any more.

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banditqueen  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:05:59pm

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

re: #127 Belafon

Anyone in the media present for hucky-boo’s press con could have asked her why her boss told the same wikileaks joke time after time—is it a ‘joke’ after the 100th telling?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:07:32pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:08:24pm

re: #129 banditqueen

Anyone in the media present for hucky-boo’s press con could have asked her why her boss told the same wikileaks joke time after time—is it a ‘joke’ after the 100th telling?

It got a laugh the first time, so he said it again and again. Also, Wikileaks was spreading crap about his opponent, not about him.

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wrenchwench  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:09:42pm

I thought I heard Mara Liasson this morning finish a story with a reason Trump was wrong taken from the Constitution. I may have imagined it.

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:11:27pm
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banditqueen  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:12:50pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka
His hilarious jokes about the biased leaks from wikileaks were more like reveals—he ‘loved wikilieaks’ for a reason.
And crime boss he is, maybe his name ‘don’ was a set-up for his future on the part of his old pa.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:13:08pm

re: #133 plansbandc

It is nice to see this. It is the third time today that I have up-dinged it.

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:14:21pm

re: #135 PhillyPretzel

LOL! Sorry for the repost. It is adorable though.

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wrenchwench  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:15:25pm

re: #136 plansbandc

LOL! Sorry for the repost. It is adorable though.

It is among the most re-postable tweets I have seen.

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banditqueen  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:16:50pm
My Dad is recovering from an operation. Mum went out and left a door slightly ajar.

My parents do not have a cat.

I wonder what his parents decided to name the cat.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:16:56pm

It’s always “he was joke” when he’s called out on his shit.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:17:46pm

re: #133 plansbandc

I love Dad holding the paws.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:17:58pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:18:24pm

What angers me is how the White House Press Corpse is so deferential to Hucky Boo Boo.

What will it take for at least one of them to stand up to her and call her a liar?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:19:34pm

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

Vogons are writing poetry about Julian Assange.

And I resent being pushed into third place.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:21:09pm

re: #141 retired cynic

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Targetpractice  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:24:19pm

re: #133 plansbandc

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My parents do not have a cat.

They do now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:29:36pm

Molekule Air Purifier update.

Dr suggested I get one for my apartment due to the heavy pollen counts this spring. He thinks the allergy weakened me to the point that I developed pneumonia in March.

So I decided to shell out for the new Molekule purifier. Set it up on Wednesday and it spent a good four hours at high speed calibrating itself. I have noticed that when I get up in the morning my nose is less stuffy so I’m counting that as a plus.

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:35:05pm

re: #146 Joe Bacon 🌹

I need one.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:38:16pm

re: #147 plansbandc

I need one.

Now I’ve had the Dyson Cool Air Tower with the filter but Dyson no longer makes the filter for it and third parties now make an inferior filter that isn’t as effective as Dyson’s. I now have to change the replacement filters every 2 months and they are just clogged with dirt.

Molekule uses a new process that has a specially treated filter that breaks down all contaminants including bacteria, mold and viruses when the UV light illuminates the filter. I am noticing cleaner air in my main room when Molekule is running.

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mmmirele  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:39:59pm

Well that was a trip.

The people of Apologia Church, now renting space at a church in Mesa, are a bunch of cultists. They have these “set” patters that they try to use to get a person to agree with them. Basically, if you agree that murder is a crime, then people should be prosecuted for murder and shouldn’t they be executed, and zygotes, embryos and fetuses are full human beings and if you get an abortion, you’re murdering and you should be executed…gah! It bugged them to death that I wouldn’t follow them down their primrose paths and I wouldn’t accept what they said as true.

I ended up shouting at them about how they want the state to execute women who have abortions. Yeah, over and over and over again. I had one guy tell me more black people owned slaves than white people, that indentured servants were treated worse than black slaves and that the Irish were enslaved. (That’d be LIE, possibly true but indentured servitude ends and that whole Irish thing is just *crazy*.) I told him he was a white supremacist. (I said I wasn’t going to mince words.)

At one point I had pretty much the entire church out on the lawn. Several of them were filming me; I had two cameras on my person, filming. One guy kept getting into my face and I pushed my sign into his camera several times. My response was to learn that yes, they do believe God creates some people to be damned from before the foundation of the world, that fertilized ova are created by God and yes, God does allow for half of those ova to fail to implant. My response to that was to tell them I’d rather go to hell than worship their god. I’m dead serious about that. If the god of the Calvinists is in charge, I’d rather that I burn forever in hell than worship that kind of a fiend.

I was told that I was going to hell and that I didn’t worship the right Jesus. Whatever. I think God is far, far, far more merciful and loving than these bastard descendants of John Calvin.

ETA I did get one guy on camera saying that yes, he believes abortion is murder and yes, women should be executed. Seriously, these guys are murderous asshats.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:41:55pm

re: #149 mmmirele

Well that was a trip.

The people of Apologia Church, now renting space at a church in Mesa, are a bunch of cultists. They have these “set” patters that they try to use to get a person to agree with them. Basically, if you agree that murder is a crime, then people should be prosecuted for murder and shouldn’t they be executed, and zygotes, embryos and fetuses are full human beings and if you get an abortion, you’re murdering and you should be executed…gah!

I ended up shouting at them about how they want the state to execute women who have abortions. Yeah, over and over and over again. I had one guy tell me more black people owned slaves than white people, that indentured servants were treated worse than black slaves and that the Irish were enslaved. (That’d be LIE, possibly true but indentured servitude ends and that whole Irish thing is just *crazy*.) I told him he was a white supremacist. (I said I wasn’t going to mince words.)

At one point I had pretty much the entire church out on the lawn. Several of them were filming me; I had two cameras on my person, filming. One guy kept getting into my face and I pushed my sign into his camera several times. My response was to learn that yes, they do believe God creates some people to be damned from before the foundation of the world, that fertilized ova are created by God and yes, God does allow for half of those ova to fail to implant. My response to that was to tell them I’d rather go to hell than worship their god. I’m dead serious about that. If the god of the Calvinists is in charge, I’d rather that I burn forever in hell than worship that kind of a fiend.

I was told that I was going to hell and that I didn’t worship the right Jesus. Whatever. I think God is far, far, far more merciful and loving than these bastard descendants of John Calvin.

Let those brainwashed assholes tip toe thru the TULIPs and get a rude shock when they realize that the Pie in the Sky when You Die IS A LIE!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:45:41pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:46:18pm
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mmmirele  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:48:30pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

I see these cat exercise wheels and videos where cats run in them, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how you get a cat to even do that? Every one of my cats would have been all, “What? What?”

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freetoken  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:48:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:48:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:50:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:51:57pm

hahahahahahahahaha

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:52:48pm

Calvin for Beginners.

They use the Acronym “TULIP” which stands for:

T = The “Total Depravity” of all humankind due to Adam’s fall from grace and total embrace of his sinful nature

U = Unconditional Election whereas The Big G predestined everyone’s life before they were born and nothing can be done to change the course of one’s life that The Big G locked you into

L = Limited Atonement so when JC was put on the cross, he only atoned for the sins of those The Big G predestined to be saved. If You didn’t win the Big G’s Lotto, tough luck.

I = Irresistible Grace means that when The Holy Ghost gives you the Bar-Kays Treatment to get that ass saved it’s a done deal. As for everyone else, well they need to pack the BBQ sauce for the pit roast

P = Perseverance of the Saints You can’t lose your salvation. Because the Big G has elected, the Son has redeemed, and the Holy Spirit has applied salvation, those thus saved are eternally secure. They are eternally secure in Christ. And this is where the Prosperity Gospel comes into play because the Big G prospers those that were predestined to really love him.

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mmmirele  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:54:22pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

The house I lived in as a teenager is in Crenshaw’s district. Blergh. But yeah, look at that serious gerrymandering!

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:55:07pm

Gun Barbie & her handler removed from a Bernie event. What the hell were they even doing there other than to start shit?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:56:49pm

re: #160 The Vicious Babushka

Gun Barbie & her handler removed from a Bernie event. What the hell were they even doing there other than to start shit?

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Wouldn’t be surprised if Fox had a camera crew recording that to ambush Bernie when he does the Town Hall with them.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:58:08pm

re: #149 mmmirele

Well that was a trip.

The people of Apologia Church, now renting space at a church in Mesa, are a bunch of cultists. They have these “set” patters that they try to use to get a person to agree with them. Basically, if you agree that murder is a crime, then people should be prosecuted for murder and shouldn’t they be executed, and zygotes, embryos and fetuses are full human beings and if you get an abortion, you’re murdering and you should be executed…gah! It bugged them to death that I wouldn’t follow them down their primrose paths and I wouldn’t accept what they said as true.

I ended up shouting at them about how they want the state to execute women who have abortions. Yeah, over and over and over again. I had one guy tell me more black people owned slaves than white people, that indentured servants were treated worse than black slaves and that the Irish were enslaved. (That’d be LIE, possibly true but indentured servitude ends and that whole Irish thing is just *crazy*.) I told him he was a white supremacist. (I said I wasn’t going to mince words.)

At one point I had pretty much the entire church out on the lawn. Several of them were filming me; I had two cameras on my person, filming. One guy kept getting into my face and I pushed my sign into his camera several times. My response was to learn that yes, they do believe God creates some people to be damned from before the foundation of the world, that fertilized ova are created by God and yes, God does allow for half of those ova to fail to implant. My response to that was to tell them I’d rather go to hell than worship their god. I’m dead serious about that. If the god of the Calvinists is in charge, I’d rather that I burn forever in hell than worship that kind of a fiend.

I was told that I was going to hell and that I didn’t worship the right Jesus. Whatever. I think God is far, far, far more merciful and loving than these bastard descendants of John Calvin.

ETA I did get one guy on camera saying that yes, he believes abortion is murder and yes, women should be executed. Seriously, these guys are murderous asshats.

“Please show me a zygote, embryo, or fetus that is part of your congregation.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 4:59:54pm

re: #162 Belafon

“Please show me a zygote, embryo, or fetus that is part of your congregation.”

I’m sure a couple women in the crowd would reply that they are pregnant.

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wrenchwench  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:01:23pm

re: #149 mmmirele

You’re my hero. Cape, or no cape?

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:01:46pm
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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:01:55pm

re: #160 The Vicious Babushka

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:03:05pm

re: #160 The Vicious Babushka

Gun Barbie & her handler removed from a Bernie event. What the hell were they even doing there other than to start shit?

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She is a journalist now!!11!!

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:03:11pm

re: #160 The Vicious Babushka

Perhaps ignoring her would have been a better way to handle this. Now, the fact that she was removed from his rally is going to be the story. Sigh.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:04:14pm

re: #168 Patricia Kayden

Perhaps ignoring her would have been a better way to handle this. Now, the fact that she was removed from his rally is going to be the story. Sigh.

Did she have her gun with her?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:04:39pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:05:05pm

Normal people probably thought: Bill Barr will do the right thing because he doesn’t want his legacy to be trashed. But, ignoring the fact that he trashed his legacy in 1992, he will be given standing ovations in GOP rallies, fundraisers, salons, etc. He knows he’s a hero to the GOP and that’s all that matters.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:05:05pm

re: #163 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m sure a couple women in the crowd would reply that they are pregnant.

“You’re awfully big to be an embryo.”
“No, I’m pregnant.”
“Hi, Pregnant. I’m looking for a living breathing embryo. Because, without breath, your Bible say’s they’re not really alive.”

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:07:11pm

re: #168 Patricia Kayden

Perhaps ignoring her would have been a better way to handle this. Now, the fact that she was removed from his rally is going to be the story. Sigh.

She wasn’t there to be ignored. She would have done something during the stop that would have gotten her thrown out, and she would have said the same thing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:07:49pm

re: #172 Belafon

“You’re awfully big to be an embryo.”
“No, I’m pregnant.”
“Hi, Pregnant. I’m looking for a living breathing embryo. Because, without breath, your Bible say’s they’re not really alive.”

The reply, “I’m breathing for it you Gawdless Heathen!”

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:07:51pm

re: #171 Barefoot Grin

Normal people probably thought: Bill Barr will do the right thing because he doesn’t want his legacy to be trashed. But, ignoring the fact that he trashed his legacy in 1992, he will be given standing ovations in GOP rallies, fundraisers, salons, etc. He knows he’s a hero to the GOP and that’s all that matters.

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Jay C  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:08:20pm

Interesting dKos diary highlighting some real journalism being done in Wisconsin re Foxconn living up to the “con” part of their name re their “huge” investment in the state.

SPOILER ALERT: Foxconn seems to be doing just enough in the way of jobs and investment to meet the qualifications for the next level of state giveaways/tax breaks. Just.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:08:48pm

re: #174 Joe Bacon 🌹

The reply, “I’m breathing for it you Gawdless Heathen!”

And therefore it’s not alive yet according to Genesis.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:11:10pm

Every protester at Trump’s rallies should declare themselves a reporter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:13:00pm

re: #178 Belafon

Every protester at Trump’s rallies should declare themselves a reporter.

FAKE NEWS…

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:14:02pm

re: #168 Patricia Kayden

Perhaps ignoring her would have been a better way to handle this. Now, the fact that she was removed from his rally is going to be the story. Sigh.

Bernie just handed her thousands of dollars in grifting points.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:16:12pm

re: #180 jaunte

Bernie just handed her thousands of dollars in grifting points.

Do you think she’ll earn enough to get off her parent’s insurance?

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mmmirele  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:17:14pm

re: #162 Belafon

“Please show me a zygote, embryo, or fetus that is part of your congregation.”

THANK YOU. I will use that in future.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:17:23pm

re: #181 Belafon

Do you think she’ll earn enough to get off her parent’s insurance?

I’m sure that her Sugar Daddy will take care of her.

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mmmirele  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:17:55pm

re: #164 wrenchwench

You’re my hero. Cape, or no cape?

Cape, but it needs to be a red Handmaid’s Tale cape. (Yes, I’m thinking about a Handmaid’s Tale themed protest.)

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:19:01pm

re: #184 mmmirele

Good idea. Also ask them who Margaret Atwood is.
en.wikipedia.org

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:21:32pm
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jaunte  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:22:50pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

Whew, missed me by a couple of blocks.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:23:10pm

re: #186 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

Ahh yes. The best that the swamp has to offer. So-called extreme vetting.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:24:54pm

Here is a deeply stupid person who admits Julian Assange is a crackpot but who supports his “mission,” stupidly believing that it is “independent journalism whistleblowing” instead of “spreading propaganda for Vladimir Putin”

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:25:35pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:26:08pm

Oh sh*t. There is some very bad weather coming to the Greater Philadelphia Area.
weather.gov

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:27:03pm

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

Same thinking as one of my co-workers, but she doesn’t use words like ‘mental’ or ‘whilst.’

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:28:53pm

re: #192 jaunte

Sme thinking as one of my co-workers, but she doesn’t use words like ‘mental’ or ‘whilst.’

CCCACF is probably in the UK.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:29:05pm
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Old Liberal  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:29:17pm

re: #150 Joe Bacon 🌹

Let those brainwashed assholes tip toe thru the TULIPs and get a rude shock when they realize that the Pie in the Sky when You Die IS A LIE!

I started out as a nominal christian, had a ten-year period of being more “devout”, been an atheist since 2000. Funny thing, I’ve been the same guy the entire time. If heaven, or fear of hell, is the only reason you are a decent human being, there is something wrong with you IMHO.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:32:42pm

re: #191 PhillyPretzel

Oh sh*t. There is some very bad weather coming to the Greater Philadelphia Area.
weather.gov

You’re welcome.

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vgranucci  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:32:52pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

Nope. Started the first book years before the TV series began. Got about 3/4 through it and decided the characters that weren’t completely unlikable were too stupid to live. Gave the book away and never started watching the series.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:34:11pm
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jaunte  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:34:46pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only person on earth who is just not into “Game of Thrones”?

George R.R. Martin is the Steve Bannon of J. R. R. Tolkiens.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:37:11pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:38:41pm

re: #199 jaunte

George R.R. Martin is the Steve Bannon of J. R. R. Tolkiens.

Somebody (I forget if it was someone online or IRL) told me that if I loved LOTR I would love ASOIAF. But I did not love ASOIAF, couldn’t even get past 50 pages.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:39:32pm

The 4 volume set is in the downstairs bathroom for reading enjoyment of guests.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:40:08pm

re: #201 The Vicious Babushka

Somebody (I forget if it was someone online or IRL) told me that if I loved LOTR I would love ASOIAF. But I did not love ASOIAF, couldn’t even get past 50 pages.

Therefore, by logic, you don’t love Tolkien.

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:40:48pm

re: #201 The Vicious Babushka

I read the series but I do think there’s something creepy/nihilistic about the author.

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bd (Emergency!)  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:40:50pm

re: #199 jaunte

George R.R. Martin is the Steve Bannon of J. R. R. Tolkiens.

You know why George RR Martin doesn’t use Twitter?

He killed off all the 140 characters.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:40:57pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

She is a journalist now!!11!!

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Pretty funny to see all these CONservatives trying to apply a drug culture/outhouse law definition of free speech. Hint for Cons: The Constitution does not give you the right to an audience or to the forum of your choice or to be taken seriously.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:42:22pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

Just what we need, another gun-crazed right wing stunt woman.

I do have to admit it seems to be a very profitable grift with the Fox cult.
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7:36 PM - Apr 14, 2019

She sensed Dana Loesch was weakening aesthetically, and went for that ecological niche.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:54:05pm

re: #190 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

Under pressure to ignore the bills? McConnell doesn’t appear to care about protocol. He’s all about the rightwing judges which are being jammed onto courts in record numbers.

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:55:07pm

re: #149 mmmirele

As always I agree and love hearing about your witness.

You might enjoy a book called “Love Wins” by Rob Bell. Pastor Bell used to be a classic evangelical but this book - where he argues essentially that if God is good and grace is real, there is no one in hell. It got him kicked out of his church but I think he considers that a small price to pay.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:57:50pm

re: #173 Belafon

Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t agree with preemptively throwing people out of political rallies. But that’s just me and I may be dumb for feeling this way.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 5:59:07pm

Here’s an interesting thing: The Fibonacci series is encoded in the number 1/89:

1/89 = 0.01 + 0.001 + 0.0002 + 0.00003 + 0.000005 + …

And there’s actually a mathematical proof for it involving using matricies to compute the nth value: www2.math.ou.edu.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:01:36pm

re: #210 Patricia Kayden

Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t agree with preemptively throwing people out of political rallies. But that’s just me and I may be dumb for feeling this way.

I don’t agree with throwing most people out. But, I also don’t believe applying most rules 100% of the time, especially when it’s known quantities like them. It’s not being hypocritical. The GOP and Trump keeps people from going into their rallies. The only reason they allow actual newspeople in is to use them as props.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:09:22pm

Spring Cleaning Update:

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:10:07pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:10:52pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

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They need to fire Chuck U and hire Joy to host Meet The Press.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:11:46pm

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freetoken  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:12:47pm

re: #215 Joe Bacon 🌹

Chuck is in charge of all of the company’s political reporting. He’s the host because he’s the boss, at least of that part of the news division.

Comcast benefits from Trump. Their NBCU subsidiary has a long working relationship with Trump.

In no way will Chuck ever be an independent voice in regards to Trump.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:15:41pm

re: #216 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

And Republicans are well trained. It would cost way too much to get any immigrants to work for what the GOP costs.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:15:54pm

re: #169 The Vicious Babushka

Don’t know.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:16:37pm

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Nope.

I’d like to be but every time I got attached to a character they would die, if they were lucky.

I lose enough friends in real life.

Plus if I wanted to read about the rich and powerful fucking one another over for shits and giggles I’d read about the War of The Roses, or watch the news.

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Done Ben Wrote  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:17:36pm

re: #109 goddamnedfrank

I wonder if anti-choice attitudes among women actually correlates with motherhood per se, or if that’s just a byproduct of age, marital status, and religious affiliation, which themselves do correlate most strongly with conservative views. I also wonder if it gets a lot easier conceptually for older, post-menopausal women to oppose reproductive freedom when it’s no longer their bodies at risk of external control.

I think there is a bunch of things going on with pro-forced-birth women. First, there is the just-world fallacy—my daughter is/I am a good girl so I never have to worry about a rape pregnancy, or a wanted pregnancy going south, or a husband that walks out just before the positive pregnancy test. Second, there is the belief that they are more moral than other women, so the rules in place to keep women moral need not apply. Third, there is the jealousy of a woman who didn’t really want children, but was forced by her church and family to have them—how dare someone else have a freedom that was denied to her. And then there are just those that go along because it is expected of them.

The likelihood of a woman becoming more pro-forced-birth with age depends on how accurate her memory is about her pregnancies and whether she has any daughters to worry about. Some women can manage to forget about her discomfort, pain, and very real risk to her life and health. Years later, her pregnancies were all flowers and sunshine and fuzzy kitten purrs.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:18:20pm

re: #217 freetoken

Chuck is in charge of all of the company’s political reporting. He’s the host because he’s the boss, at least of that part of the news division.

Comcast benefits from Trump. Their NBCU subsidiary has a long working relationship with Trump.

In no way will Chuck ever be an independent voice in regards to Trump.

He’s just like Russert and Gregory. Recites the latest GOP talking points.

What really makes me sad is when I remember when Lawrence Spivak and Bill Munro hosted Meet The Press and they never pulled any punches. Neither one of them would ever toss a softball to anyone. But when Republicans are on Press The Meat Chuck U tosses them softball after softball and then the gotchas come out when any Democrat appears.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:19:13pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:22:37pm

Re: Thread video. I couldn’t even walk through a place like that without maiming myself withOUT playing the guitar.

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EPR-radar  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:25:09pm

re: #204 jaunte

I read the series but I do think there’s something creepy/nihilistic about the author.

My pet theory about A Song of Ice and Fire is that the White Walkers win in the end, and all the readers cheer at this improvement from the sordid affairs of human rulers.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:31:54pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:35:07pm

Well this study is interesting.

If it’s correct “No Religion” has overtaken Evangelicals in the overall population!

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:36:41pm

re: #92 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

We’re too smart for science!

The war cry of the modern barbarian.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:37:58pm

re: #158 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’ve never quite understood how one can create a theology that tells the majority of followers that they’re damned no matter what they do. Seems to take away the incentive to be good people if the Big Guy has already decided while you were in the womb that you lost the Powerheaven drawing.

Then again, I was associated with the Friends for a long time, and they rejected Calvinism not long after it was first proposed.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:46:06pm

re: #227 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well this study is interesting.

If it’s correct “No Religion” has overtaken Evangelicals in the overall population!

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It reads like Catholics were the big group that jumped out of religion, but I blame evangelicals for this change. Christianity is going to be judged by those in it, and the loud ones have been crap for the last couple of decades.

And that’s why they’re trying so hard to get those theocratic laws installed.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:46:51pm

re: #143 Grunthos the Flatulent

Hasn’t your intestine strangled your brain yet? ;)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:50:17pm
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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:51:25pm

re: #154 freetoken

That’s good to know.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:53:43pm

re: #158 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can hear Satan giggling. “That worked out so much better than I expected.”

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ThomasLite  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:54:24pm

re: #230 Belafon

It reads like Catholics were the big group that jumped out of religion, but I blame evangelicals for this change. Christianity is going to be judged by those in it, and the loud ones have been crap for the last couple of decades.

And that’s why they’re trying so hard to get those theocratic laws installed.

I might be reading this wrong but it looks to me as if the increase in “No religion” correlates much stronger with a decline in “Mainline (Protestantism)”.

Makes sense to me; I mean, that’s kind of where, historically, you’d have put yourself if you didn’t really believe anything but wasn’t about to make a fuss about it either.
More convenient to be able to tell the parents and grandparents the same thing you were still sort of paying lip-service to yourself, really. I’d imagine that used to be a pretty big factor in the US even more than elsewhere, up until fairly recently anyway.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:56:52pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

To Ms. Bennett.

This isn’t about being a conservative, which you are not.

This is about you being a crazy bitch who is likely armed. I wouldn’t want to be in the same city with you, never mind the same room.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:56:58pm

re: #225 EPR-radar

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:58:28pm

re: #235 ThomasLite

I might be reading this wrong but it looks to me as if the increase in “No religion” correlates much stronger with a decline in “Mainline (Protestantism)”.

Makes sense to me; I mean, that’s kind of where, historically, you’d have put yourself if you didn’t really believe anything but wasn’t about to make a fuss about it either.
More convenient to be able to tell the parents and grandparents the same thing you were still sort of paying lip-service to yourself, really. I’d imagine that used to be a pretty big factor in the US even more than elsewhere, up until fairly recently anyway.

You”re right on the label. I misread.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 6:59:24pm

re: #235 ThomasLite

I might be reading this wrong but it looks to me as if the increase in “No religion” correlates much stronger with a decline in “Mainline (Protestantism)”.

Makes sense to me; I mean, that’s kind of where, historically, you’d have put yourself if you didn’t really believe anything but wasn’t about to make a fuss about it either.
More convenient to be able to tell the parents and grandparents the same thing you were still sort of paying lip-service to yourself, really. I’d imagine that used to be a pretty big factor in the US even more than elsewhere, up until fairly recently anyway.

Mainline churches started to decline in the 70s and the trend really accelerated when the Religious Right came to power under Reagan. In the area of Los Angeles I live in a lot of the mainline churches closed and a chunk of them were taken over by the Religious Right. Others just sit vacant or they were torn down.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:00:46pm

re: #183 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m sure that her Sugar Daddy will take care of her.

At least until Sugar Daddy gets life insurance. sorta/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:04:48pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:05:21pm

An hour of Bach played on classical guitars.

Best of Bach - Classical Guitar Compilation - BWV

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:07:40pm

re: #231 Romantic Heretic

Hasn’t your intestine strangled your brain yet? ;)

I got better.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:28:48pm
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freetoken  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:37:12pm

re: #227 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a reminder: “nones” are not the same as “atheists”.

“Nones” are just those who didn’t want to select one of the religious labels offered.

The same GSS report shows that self-reporting atheists are only around 5% of the population, which means most of the “nones” are not atheists.

I’ve long suspected that the “nones” are mostly a counter-culture movement.

The decline in so-called mainstream Protestants is because they are dying off and not making new converts. If one is going to be a new “Christian” these days, such a person is likely to be evangelical or Catholic or some splinter group.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:44:41pm
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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:49:49pm
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Belafon  Apr 14, 2019 • 7:56:38pm

re: #246 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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I’m curious about the Montgomery Ward part. Was the gas station just selling their tires, or could you order stuff through there?

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:03:43pm

re: #242 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Nice!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:12:27pm

re: #248 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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A key slogan of the John Birch Society was “Get US Out Of The United Nations”.

No doubt in my mind that Trump and the Radical Republicans want to do just that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:13:41pm

re: #249 Belafon

I’m curious about the Montgomery Ward part. Was the gas station just selling their tires, or could you order stuff through there?

I know back in the 50s my home town had a tiny Montgomery Ward and Spiegel storefront that simply handled catalog orders.

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freetoken  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:20:19pm

re: #252 Joe Bacon 🌹

I know back in the 50s my home town had a tiny Montgomery Ward and Spiegel storefront that simply handled catalog orders.

My hometown had a MonkeyWards down on central avenue that sold mostly auto stuff like tires, but also had a storefront for catalog orders, and the typical house appliances.

Sears had a similar storefront.

The big clothes stores in town were JCPenny’s and SS Kresge’s.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:22:44pm

re: #253 freetoken

My era.

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Brian J.  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:23:57pm

Nice to see Pelosi finally recognizing the Democrats’ enemy within. Now will she pretty please do something about it? (Something involving the terms “committee assignments” and which will lead to certain troublemakers referred to as (I-MN) and (I-NY), please.)

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:24:47pm

GABBY ORR and DANIEL LIPPMAN seem to think the president needed his balls caressed for some reason. Fuck the press.

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freetoken  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:26:20pm

re: #255 Brian J.

Nonsense. Neither AOC or Omar are “troublemakers”. They represent their districts. Pelosi’s remarks are simply putting the interviewer’s question in perspective, a pushback against the DEMS IN DISARRAY nonsense.

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:26:58pm

re: #253 freetoken

My hometown had a MonkeyWards down on central avenue that sold mostly auto stuff like tires, but also had a storefront for catalog orders, and the typical house appliances.

Sears had a similar storefront.

The big clothes stores in town were JCPenny’s and SS Kresge’s.

I remember always liking the Monkey Wards christmas catalog better than the Sears one. Even the school cloths, though hardly hip, were not as horrifically bad as the stuff from Sears.

But Penny’s was a third string & far back. If it wasn’t in the catalogs, we usually looked to K-mart and the blue light specials. They also had the best lunch counter in town, as far as I was concerned (good pie :D )

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:28:58pm

re: #255 Brian J.

Nice to see Pelosi finally recognizing the Democrats’ enemy within. Now will she pretty please do something about it? (Something involving the terms “committee assignments” and which will lead to certain troublemakers referred to as (I-MN) and (I-NY), please.)

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Sorry child, AOC is the future and, if there is any hope for America’s survival, AOC will be Speaker someday. And your Islamophobia is noted as well.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:29:34pm

re: #256 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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GABBY ORR and DANIEL LIPPMAN seem to think the president needed his balls caressed for some reason. Fuck the press.

Typical Puff Trump piece from Tiger Beat On The Potomac.

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piratedan  Apr 14, 2019 • 8:32:17pm

re: #255 Brian J.

you are a tool, not only that, your handle is broken… please go offshift and pull the next handle out of the troll repository.


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