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freetoken  Apr 16, 2019 • 8:53:09pm

Copy from downstairs, for all the Marvel fans:

Forging Weapons from Neutron Stars - Sixty Symbols

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 16, 2019 • 9:06:29pm

OH my!

I am looking at this and just drooling…

Blue Owl Bakery Levee High Caramel Pecan Pie!

goldbelly.com

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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2019 • 9:07:12pm

re: #1 freetoken

The cooling time is really quite interesting. Funny how something like that can be calculated by geeks :D

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 16, 2019 • 9:26:15pm

Hey Trump. Smooth move, Exlax.

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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2019 • 9:31:04pm

re: #4 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

[Embedded content]

Hey Trump. Smooth move, Exlax.

The buyers who are picking up from, say, Argentina, won’t come back to Iowa either.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 16, 2019 • 9:57:37pm

Buttery males.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:01:45pm

re: #6 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

Let me guess: The chairs are all Republicans.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:06:56pm

re: #7 Eclectic Cyborg

Let me guess: The chairs are all Republicans.

This is very sad. At one time, Senate Republicans did not seem so invested in these RW conspiracy theories but now that the House Republicans have effectively been neutered, the Senate is taking up the House banner on distracting from Trump crimes. They are terrified of the Mueller report.

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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:14:06pm

Well, I’ll be …
God bless them for trying to do what is right.

Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University is known for its adherence to church teachings and for its strict Honor Code, which regulates everything from beards to premarital sex. Student protest is uncommon.

But last Friday, 300 gathered at the school’s flagship campus to question its Honor Code Office, chanting, “God forgives me, why can’t you?”

Students allege that the university is mistreating victims of sexual assault and harassment, especiallyy women and LGBTQ students.

They say the administration has used the code against victims, and some say they have been punished for reporting their own sexual assaults.

A Rare Sight At Brigham Young University As Students Protest The Honor Code Office

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:22:43pm

Just got word that one of my coworker pals passed away…not a good night…

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mmmirele  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:27:32pm

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just got word that one of my coworker pals passed away…not a good night…

I’m sorry, that’s tough. One of the people I worked closely with on another team died suddenly (cardiac arrest) while I was in Japan last year. I still don’t feel like I got closure from that because I couldn’t go to the funeral.

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piratedan  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:27:34pm

re: #8 Hecuba’s daughter

its chaff, thrown up in the hope that they can distract the media (and there’s plenty on their payroll) to report on something other than the day-to-day tire fire that is the current administration.

I’m sure that this will be covered breathlessly on Faux 24/7 doing their best to link this with perceived transgressions from Congresswoman AOC and Omar because, why not.

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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:29:35pm

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

My sincere regrets for you and his loved ones. May there be light eternal for everyone.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:32:40pm

I liked Elizabeth Warren, didn’t know she was a teacher.

She’s got some big ideas, and they’re going to take a lot of money to implement. All National Parks accessed for free? That’s gonna cost a lot of money. Medicare For All? Green New Deal? Taxpayers will have to pony up. I like the idea of a 2% wealth tax for those making $50 million/year.

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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:36:55pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

I liked Elizabeth Warren, didn’t know she was a teacher.

She’s got some big ideas, and they’re going to take a lot of money to implement. All National Parks accessed for free? That’s gonna cost a lot of money. Medicare For All? Green New Deal? Taxpayers will have to pony up. I like the idea of a 2% wealth tax for those making $50 million/year.

We don’t really need any special tax plans - all we really need to do is go back to the status quo ante 1/1/1959. That will increase revenue sufficiently, I believe.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:39:25pm

I was probably the only person who yelled out “YEAH! SKIING!” when she was talking about global warming and she mentioned the dwindling snowpack. She talked directly to me in that moment.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:40:36pm

Oh, and in our brief photo op I told her a joke. What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? Make me one with everything. She shook my hand a second time and said “Wow, that’s deep!”

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:50:06pm

The crowd was quite diverse. I saw gay couples holding hands. Plenty of people of color, lots of women. Hell, standing in line to get my picture with her I was surrounded by women. Lots of young families too, I was standing next to a lady who had brought her newborn (I mean *new*born, this was a tiny little babe) and she got called up to ask a question. Elizabeth was so enamored with the babe, “Oh look, we have a baby!” First question was if the campaign would start selling Elizabeth Warren baby clothes on her website, and she said she’d get right on it.

The Q&A was dominated by health care. One lady started crying when she talked about her diabetes and how expensive insulin has gotten.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:56:28pm

As far as I know Elizabeth Warren is the only Democratic presidential candidate not from Colorado to visit Colorado for a rally. I could be mistaken.

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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:57:48pm

probably, but it is really early yet.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 10:59:24pm

If I can I plan on attending more of these confabs. As a Democrat I want to be informed of the candidates, and this is a great way to get to know them, in person.

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CleverToad  Apr 16, 2019 • 11:10:17pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

Thanks for the reporting! I couldn’t get to that event, but I’m very interested in Warren’s policies. Glad to hear there was a diverse crowd attending, as a measure of interest for her and her proposals.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 11:27:33pm

She only mentioned Donald Trump twice, to pretty loud boos.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 11:32:44pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 11:47:05pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 11:54:46pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

There’s people I grew up with who if they saw these pictures would probably get them very angry. “Didn’t know you were a fuckin’ fag pinko commie Charlie!” I can already hear them say it.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2019 • 11:57:57pm

What the fucking fuck? Metro Denver schools are closed tomorrow because of “credible threats” of a possible mass shooting. The Columbine massacre’s 20th anniversary is on Saturday.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:00:38am
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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:04:16am

re: #27 teleskiguy

The 18-year-old is obsessed with Columbine, I guess. Flew into Denver from Miami yesterday and went straight to a gun store and bought a shotgun and ammo, no questions asked. Now the FBI is looking for her.

Great country we live in, huh?

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:09:10am

re: #28 teleskiguy

You can see how Elizabeth Holmes’ successful fraudulent portrayal worked, given the supposedly “smart” people are so performatively quirky.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:26:28am

re: #24 teleskiguy

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:28:12am

re: #31 teleskiguy

And you better believe my best duds are *nice.*

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:32:00am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:34:40am

re: #27 teleskiguy

Hopefully, the FBI (or law enforcement in general) will find her. She sounds like she’s seriously unstable and a genuine threat.

What we know about Sol Pais, woman accused of threats as school decisions will be made overnight

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:37:42am

re: #27 teleskiguy

Facebook

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:48:04am
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:55:10am

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just got word that one of my coworker pals passed away…not a good night…

So sorry to hear that.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:56:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:56:51am

re: #36 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

A federal judge says he may want to review the Justice Department’s redactions of the Mueller report himself once versions of it are made public

Wonder if Wikileaks will release the unredacted Mueller Report at some point…

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:59:00am

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

Wonder if Wikileaks will release the unredacted Mueller Report at some point…

Wikileaks tends to protect Republicans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:59:42am

re: #40 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

Wikileaks tends to protect Republicans.

I was being facetious, just like Trump was joking when he repeatedly said how much he likes Wikileaks…

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:01:39am
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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:03:34am

re: #42 teleskiguy

[Burning discarded automobile batteries in Houston, Texas in 1972. Marc St. Gil — National Archives

That explains Gohmert.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:09:32am

re: #43 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

That explains Gohmert.

Gohmert is from Tyler, TX, some 200 miles to the north of Houston. I’m not sure how to explain his innate dumbassery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:13:07am

re: #44 teleskiguy

Gohmert is from Tyler, TX, some 200 miles to the north of Houston. I’m not sure how to explain his innate dumbassery.

This is part inbreeding, part pure cussedness. I think a lot of voters know that Gohmert is an idiot, but he is a high-profile idiot who pisses off a lot of liberals, and that makes him good enough for them.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:15:00am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So basically his district is populated by dumbasses. Idiocracy is prophecy, it seems.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:18:07am

I have to say, it was easy to post pictures, tweet, blog here at LGF, while I was at the Elizabeth Warren Rally, with my iPhone X.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:18:21am

re: #44 teleskiguy

Gohmert is from Tyler, TX, some 200 miles to the north of Houston. I’m not sure how to explain his innate dumbassery.

Gulf winds blow north.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:19:03am

re: #48 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

This is true. This is… so true.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:26:47am

I’m still getting used to this online weed delivery. I have to be more careful when I order a vape cartridge, like look carefully at the image with the magnifier window. I bought a cartridge that is supposed to be great, but it’s not a standard cartridge and now I have to buy a Stiiizy battery to make it work. (yes it is 3 i’s in a row. with my stigmatism it took me about 8 tries to get the spelling right.) But other than my own stupidity, delivery is still so fucking nice.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:30:38am

re: #44 teleskiguy

Gohmert is from Tyler, TX, some 200 miles to the north of Houston. I’m not sure how to explain his innate dumbassery.

Tyler is Dominionist central, home of far right atavist Gary North and his cadre.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:36:44am

Grifters. Grifters everywhere.

The Zimbabwean Prophet Walter Magaya has defended his latest move of charging $500 (K5,300) to each person wanting to sit on his anointed chairs saying “salvation is not free”.

The prophet admitted charging K5,300 to each faithful wanting to sit on the anointed chair in his church saying people who pay that kind of money will have 10 times such amount of money in 5 months. He said after paying that $500, the congregants are free to go with the chair to their various homes and it will continue being a magical chair up to 5 years and by that time, the person will be ten times richer.

Thousands of people regardless whether they are saved or not have been flocking to Prophet Magaya’s church in Zimbabwe in order to sit on the anointed chair and pay $500 to him and to get 10 times richer within 5 years.

“Salvation is not free,” he says.

afrinik.com

$500 to sit in sunflower oil “anointed” plastic patio chairs that you can buy on the cheap at any decent home-improvement/garden store?

Damn…..I’m in the wrong business. And here I am, bustin’ my ass for my living like a chump.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:46:30am

re: #50 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

The battery thing is bewildering to me. It’s like some weed stores have all the cartridges and batteries for a certain company and other stores cater to completely different other companies that have cartridges and batteries. It’s quite messy right now.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:47:51am

re: #14 teleskiguy

I liked Elizabeth Warren, didn’t know she was a teacher.

She’s got some big ideas, and they’re going to take a lot of money to implement. All National Parks accessed for free? That’s gonna cost a lot of money. Medicare For All? Green New Deal? Taxpayers will have to pony up. I like the idea of a 2% wealth tax for those making $50 million/year.

Or the Democrats can do it the GOP way and just borrow the money. Or the MMT way and print it.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:51:13am
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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:51:15am

re: #53 teleskiguy

Mountain Remedy has a nice selection of cartridges but I just assumed the one I picked was a standard screw on thread. it’s more like a Pax but slightly smaller and doesn’t quite fit the pax battery. I went down to the local head shop and they didn’t even have the battery.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:54:10am

Oh, Elizabeth Warren used *no* teleprompters. Spoke for 90 minutes.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:55:18am

re: #56 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

Those damn oil vape pens are just too darned convenient!

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:56:01am

re: #57 teleskiguy

Oh, Elizabeth Warren used *no* teleprompters. Spoke for 90 minutes.

So can Trump. He just can’t make any sense for those 90 minutes.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:59:43am

re: #59 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

So can Trump. He just can’t make any sense for those 90 minutes.

Whereas Warren was outlining her campaign, telling her rather touching life story, explaining banking law and how it fucks regular people over, climate change, health care, and a few times point out the sheer amount of nerds in the crowd.

I didn’t get bored, and I listened. I like Elizabeth Warren.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 1:59:53am

re: #58 teleskiguy

I hope so. I’m still struggling with my bad luck (curse?) My first cartridge died about 20% in, and this my second cartridge not being standard. My luck will change!

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:03:35am

re: #61 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

I’m still opaque on what the battery is (seriously, finding out where these things come from is kind of a problem) but lately I’ve been getting cartridges from Magnum, and they thread into this battery, and there’s no button. You just pull it. And I think I found the right thing to use all the oil you buy. That thing depletes the cartridge all the way to the last drop. That’s my rig for the last two months.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:09:51am

re: #62 teleskiguy

I’ve got an Apollo stick battery (originally for nicotine vape) with a 3-6 volt adjustment, standard screw base but has a button to turn on. The Stiiizy cartridge seems to be one of those draw activated proprietary mount units like the pax cartridge and battery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:10:23am

re: #60 teleskiguy

Whereas Warren was outlining her campaign, telling her rather touching life story, explaining banking law and how it fucks regular people over, climate change, health care, and a few times point out the sheer amount of nerds in the crowd.

I didn’t get bored, and I listened. I like Elizabeth Warren.

All that Fox viewers know is “Pocahontas”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:14:00am

re: #54 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Or the Democrats can do it the GOP way and just borrow the money. Or the MMT way and print it.

That would make them “tax-and-spend Democrats”…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:14:57am

re: #36 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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Hope he thwarts the Coverup General’s plan to protect Trump.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:26:25am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All that Fox viewers know is “Pocahontas”.

A questioner mentioned Fox News. And Warren kind of side stepped it. She talked about talking to people who disagree with you about your values, or whatever. I thought the question about Fox News was a waste of time.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:27:29am

OK, I’m used to example email addresses as maybe user@provider.com, but this made me laugh…

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:30:07am

I had a ticket to ask a question. I wasn’t called. I was going to ask a question about guns and gun control.

The Elizabeth Warren event was held just a few miles from a horrible gun massacre in a movie theater, and about 15 miles from Columbine High School.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:34:06am

re: #67 teleskiguy

A questioner mentioned Fox News. And Warren kind of side stepped it. She talked about talking to people who disagree with you about your values, or whatever. I thought the question about Fox News was a waste of time.

They have their labels to be applied to anyone challenging Trump and will be slapping at on with a bigger trowel as time progresses:

Warren: used her fake Native American heritage to advance her career at the cost of more qualified whites

Biden: touchy-feely old creepy pervert (we know, we know)

Pete Buttgieg: Gay and Episcopalian (not a True Fundamentalist Christian)

Ilhan Omar: terrorist sympathizer and Sharia supporter

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:37:48am

It’s a wrong answer, btw.

The correct answer is: the heat from the old wood, that was burning, as it was wood in the ceiling, mostly escaped into the atmosphere around and above the church.

If the building had been truly enclosed, the metal would have melted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 2:49:07am

re: #71 freetoken

It’s a wrong answer, btw.

The correct answer is: the heat from the old wood, that was burning, as it was wood in the ceiling, mostly escaped into the atmosphere around and above the church.

If the building had been truly enclosed, the metal would have melted.

“the alter and cross…” I see how this person needs to believe in God.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:08:48am

Looks like Czech Republic has a political scandal in the making.

This is from a Czech-language source, courtesy of Google Translate.

Čapí Hnízdo’s (Stork’s Nest in English) investigators filed a motion to charge all the accused in the case, including Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO). He faces charges of subsidies fraud and damaging the financial interests of the European Union, for which he faces five to ten years in prison.

“The investigation into the case at the local prosecutor’s office into the conference center called the ‘Stork’s Nest’ case has ended. The file was submitted to the public prosecutor, together with the final proposal”, according to spokesman for the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office in Prague, Aleš Cimbala, in a briefing to irozhlas.cz.

According to Cimbala, the indictment proposal concerns all the actors in the case, except for Andrej Babiš Jr., who was assigned to a separate hearing. “After studying the complete file material, the prosecutor will decide to file the indictment or settle the case differently, ” he continued.

“We will not currently specify the content of the final draft of the police authority. In accordance with the provisions of Section 8a (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the public will be informed through the media about the results of the pre-trial proceedings in connection with the indictment or otherwise settled,” Cimbala added.

Supervisory Prosecutor Jaroslav Saroch did not want to comment on the matter: “Contact the Spokesperson,” he said only.

Sharoch will now study the file in detail and ask whether he will file an indictment or whether it will be appropriate to resolve the matter differently, as Cimbala has previously described.

Andrej Babiš himself has not yet responded to the irozhlas.cz questions. But he had repeatedly denied the charges. Attorney Michael Bartončík, who represents Babiš in the case, was unavailable by phone on Wednesday.

Original article: irozhlas.cz

Long story short, the Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš, who’s also head of the ANO 2011 Party, the current governing party, stands accused of EU subsidies fraud to develop a conference center known as “The Stork’s Nest”, by claiming it was some kind of agricultural use.

We shall see, but this just hit the news here and it has the potential to bring down the government, which would in turn force new elections, if the local prosecutor (equivalent to a state Attorney General) decides to proceed with a criminal prosecution - the next step would be issuing a criminal indictment.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:11:21am

re: #26 teleskiguy

There’s people I grew up with who if they saw these pictures would probably get them very angry. “Didn’t know you were a fuckin’ fag pinko commie Charlie!” I can already hear them say it.

In this era, with the extreme Overton window-shift, I would take that as a complement. You’re a left of center, rational human.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:25:38am

re: #74 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I’m quite comfortable in who I am. It’s a long story, but even the Trump fuckers that I see from time to time in this pretty small community I’ve been in for forever, they know I’m on the level.

And these fuckin’ assholes are going to vote for Trump in 2020.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:29:11am

GRR.

Bed time?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:29:17am

re: #75 teleskiguy

I’m quite comfortable in who I am. It’s a long story, but even the Trump fuckers that I see from time to time in this pretty small community I’ve been in for forever, they know I’m on the level.

And these fuckin’ assholes are going to vote for Trump in 2020.

Because they feel that not voting for Trump would somehow constitute “backing down” and they only know how to double down.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:52:37am

Here’s a bit in English about that possible political scandal brewing here in Czech Republic.

Police investigators have proposed pressing charges of EU subsidy fraud and damaging the interests of the European Union against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš,and several family members including his wife, Czech Radio reported citing police sources.

The police investigation into the so-called Stork’s Nest affair, in which the prime minister is suspected of having illegally tapped into a 50 million crown EU subsidy ten years ago, has been concluded and the files have been handed over to the chief state attorney who will decide on whether to file charges.

If the prime minister is stripped of his immunity, tried and found guilty he could face a jail sentence of between five and ten years.

The prime minister has consistently denied the allegations and some time ago put his huge Agrofert business conglomerate into trust funds in order to comply with a strict new conflict of interest law.

radio.cz

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 17, 2019 • 3:53:42am

re: #28 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

If Jack is trying for the rasta look, he’s failing. Or the Sikh look. He’s failing.

That fasting is not doing his brain cells much good.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2019 • 4:28:04am

re: #79 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Yeah, but he’s got that self-important, over entitled douche bro look down to an art form!

He’s a perfect example of why personal wealth should be capped.

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2019 • 4:33:07am

Good morning!

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sagehen  Apr 17, 2019 • 4:45:56am

re: #14 teleskiguy

I liked Elizabeth Warren, didn’t know she was a teacher.

She’s got some big ideas, and they’re going to take a lot of money to implement. All National Parks accessed for free? That’s gonna cost a lot of money. Medicare For All? Green New Deal? Taxpayers will have to pony up. I like the idea of a 2% wealth tax for those making $50 million/year.

oh no nononono…

That 2% wealth tax idea is not an income tax on this year’s income… it’s a tax on your net worth; 3% on a net worth of a billion or more.

Which would bring up all sorts of compliance issues, it would require a whole army of IRS accountants and auditors…

But the principle is sound. If the practicalities of implementing it weren’t such a mess.

vox.com

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Mike Lamb  Apr 17, 2019 • 4:50:21am

I live in Littleton, within a half mile of an elementary school, a junior high, and a high school, plus my son’s preschool, and maybe 5 miles from Columbine. Fuck the NRA for creating a situation where this person could walk off a plane and immediately buy a gun. Fuck every sheriff in Colorado claiming they won’t enforce the red flag law. I’m fucking sick of the gun nut culture that has infected this country, and that appears impossible to excise.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:06:37am

re: #83 Mike Lamb

I live in Littleton, within a half mile of an elementary school, a junior high, and a high school, plus my son’s preschool, and maybe 5 miles from Columbine. Fuck the NRA for creating a situation where this person could walk off a plane and immediately buy a gun. Fuck every sheriff in Colorado claiming they won’t enforce the red flag law. I’m fucking sick of the gun nut culture that has infected this country, and that appears impossible to excise.

What angers me the most about the gun nuts is how extreme they keep on getting. Background checks which on paper a strong majority support are depicted as tyrannical. It’s the insensitivity, lies, & the attacks on those who have suffered from gun violence that piss me off the most. Dana Loesch literally thinks she’s a bigger victim than the Parkland kids were because she gasp got called out for being a spokeswoman for a scumbag organization that encourages dangerous behavior with guns.

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darthstar  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:17:53am
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darthstar  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:21:08am
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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:35:12am

re: #85 darthstar

Forgiving isn’t about them, it’s about you.

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Weaselone  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:35:25am

re: #86 darthstar

To be fair this seems to be the case with most topics reporters cover, although in some cases they don’t even know the words.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:49:36am
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darthstar  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:50:26am

re: #87 Shropshire Slasher

Forgiving isn’t about them, it’s about you.

Aw, man…that line gets me every time.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:55:46am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 17, 2019 • 5:56:46am
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Man, DangerMan  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:00:48am

re: #21 teleskiguy

If I can I plan on attending more of these confabs. As a Democrat I want to be informed of the candidates, and this is a great way to get to know them, in person.

would that every voter cared as much.

ive said it thousands of times
d or r, primary or general - i don’t care how you vote

i care how you decide how to vote

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Teukka  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:03:15am

A Swedish public TV news piece about preventing a situation such as the Notre Dame fire in Gamla Stan (the Old Town). Among other things, they have done walks and mapped width of streets (Gamla Stan has notoriously narrow streets) to figure out what routes to arrive through, and they have smaller engines that can be used. Also, featured in the video clip is a set of thermal cameras in a church belltower to keep an eye if anything goes too hot.

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Teukka  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:05:43am

re: #94 Teukka

Addendum: The FD, building owners and other authorities have also done inventories so they know what to try to save if fires break out.

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Teukka  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:07:15am
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darthstar  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:09:47am

Trump’s reason for vetoing the Yemen resolution? He considered it an attack on his presidential power. That’s huge, because it tells us how he’s going to respond to any efforts to hold him or his family accountable.

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:10:33am

re: #14 teleskiguy

I liked Elizabeth Warren, didn’t know she was a teacher.

She’s got some big ideas, and they’re going to take a lot of money to implement. All National Parks accessed for free? That’s gonna cost a lot of money. Medicare For All? Green New Deal? Taxpayers will have to pony up. I like the idea of a 2% wealth tax for those making $50 million/year.

Yes, opening up the national parks for free would cost.

But quite a few units don’t charge at all. About 117 impose a fee out of the more than 400 units. More than 2/3 of the parks don’t charge. The issue is that the volume of people who visit parks is uneven (think the national mall, which is a NP unit) or Blue Ridge Parkway or Great Smoky Mountains, which are among the most visited units, along with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon. Some charge, while others don’t.

Charges tend to inhibit people from visiting those parks, and the charges don’t cover the needs that have long been deferred. We need to up funding to deal with the backlog, and that’s something that most everyone agrees should happen - even those bass-ackward GOPers, because they know their states rely so heavily on the parks for tourism and the local economy.

They just don’t want to pay for it, and hence the units try to make up the difference by charging entrance fees.

Having a plan to resolve the backlog and upgrade facilities is a worthy goal and one that should have widespread support (but yeah, it’s Warren, so the GOP will go batcrap insane).

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:14:20am

re: #97 darthstar

Trump’s reason for vetoing the Yemen resolution? He considered it an attack on his presidential power. That’s huge, because it tells us how he’s going to respond to any efforts to hold him or his family accountable.

I would love to see Congress override it and then see what he does.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:14:24am

re: #91 Belafon

Thanks, Belafon. Great thread on preparedness training and execution.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:16:36am
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Man, DangerMan  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:16:40am

re: #90 darthstar

Aw, man…that line gets me every time.

im partial to ‘forgiveness is giving up all hope of a better past’

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:18:00am

re: #97 darthstar

Trump’s reason for vetoing the Yemen resolution? He considered it an attack on his presidential power. That’s huge, because it tells us how he’s going to respond to any efforts to hold him or his family accountable.

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It’s stating the obvious, but Trump does not want to share power with anyone. He just told his own party to stuff it up the wazoo. Maybe some Goopers will wake up to the monster they have created and enabled.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:18:05am

re: #101 Ace-o-aces

Please let it be a Muslim.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:21:14am

Morning!

Looks like SkiGuy was pumped up by seeing Elizabeth Warren. It’s good to see the candidates in person if you can.

Was there any doubt he would wear an Umphrey’s McGee Tee?

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:22:21am

re: #103 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It’s stating the obvious, but Trump does not want to share power with anyone. He just told his own party to stuff it up the wazoo. Maybe some Goopers will wake up to the monster they have created and enabled.

Only if Mitch lets them.

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darthstar  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:24:30am

re: #99 Belafon

I would love to see Congress override it and then see what he does.

He’d fire Congress in a tweet then learn it doesn’t work that way.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:24:53am

Don passed away because of the insulin price spike. He was having problems getting the Blue Shield Beancounter to issue the copays for each vial and the beancounter was also cutting the copay for his anti rejection Rx for his transplanted kidney.

He was hospitalized 2 weeks ago because the kidney was showing signs of tissue rejection.

So you can chalk up another win for a heartless corporate beancounter rationing care.

A fucking beancounter NOT a government employee rationing care who gets an incentive payment every time they deny or reduce a claim.

Maybe that beancounter will get the special prize from Blue Shield—a cruise, maybe a week at Cabo all expenses paid for being such a diligent steward of the stockholder dividends.

I fucking hate the pimps running the health insurance rackets and the PhRMA extortionists who jack up the prices of RXs.

Time for Single Payer and put these beancounters and pimps on the unemployment line!

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:25:39am

re: #101 Ace-o-aces

I recall the initial call for a designer for the Vietnam Veterans memorial in DC.

It went to the unknown Maya Lin, a young woman who was still in architectural school. Her design was attacked by pundits and people who didn’t get the design or its healing nature…. but the power lay in its simplicity and stark nature.

The committee ultimately added a more conventional statue to the design to assuage the critics.

To me, good design shines through and ultimately works in harmony with the structures. Anyone could proffer a design, and if you don’t know who is submitting it, then the judges who make the decision will go on the merits, and that’s what these creeps hate. They hate that it’s not a done deal that a white guy will be the designer.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:28:13am

re: #108 Joe Bacon 🌹

Upding for sympathy and your analysis; not the passing of your friend.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:31:04am

re: #90 darthstar

Doesn’t mean you have to take shit from anyone though. Or accept shitty behavior and destructive bullshit.

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Man, DangerMan  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:31:22am

re: #106 ObserverArt

Only if Mitch lets them.

they like to be led around by the nose and not one of them has the balls to have an original thought

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:32:21am
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Jay C  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:35:42am

re: #97 darthstar

Trump’s reason for vetoing the Yemen resolution? He considered it an attack on his presidential power. That’s huge, because it tells us how he’s going to respond to any efforts to hold him or his family accountable.

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Some points:
1. Maybe it’s a redundant reminder, but Daniel Larison at TAC has been, for a long time, a persistent foreign-policy non-interventionist, and in particular, a virulent critic of the Saudis’ war on Yemen and US support for it. (The phrase “lonely voice crying in the heedless wilderness” comes to mind, but there we are).
2. The disgraceful cretins which pass for our Foreign Policy Establishment these days have convinced themselves (if few others) that the Saudi campaign in Yemen is basically a proxy war against Iran*, so anything that can be spun as Fighting The Persian Devil is going to be relentlessly promoted, and the GOP, of course, will follow right along.
3. The war in Yemen is so little-known among the American public (except for Administration spin as in point 2 above), that as long as there are no US casualties involved, said public is likely to care even less.
4. Trump might have a vague point re restrictions on Presidential war powers - and of course, as long as there are more than 1/3-plus-one Republicans in either House of Congress, any resolution is unlikely to be of any use. But aside from the general “fuck you, I’ll veto” principle - which Trump, I’m sure, is only too willing to employ, I’m not sure it’s relevant to criminal/corruption charges, which (IMHO) are this Admin’s biggest failing.

*it isn’t, really.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:36:12am

re: #113 lawhawk

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Oh wow.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:45:36am

re: #105 ObserverArt

Morning!

Looks like SkiGuy was pumped up by seeing Elizabeth Warren. It’s good to see the candidates in person if you can.

Was there any doubt he would wear an Umphrey’s McGee Tee?

Wife got back from Denver and brought me back this tee:

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darthstar  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:53:47am
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Old Liberal  Apr 17, 2019 • 6:54:59am

re: #108 Joe Bacon 🌹

Don passed away because of the insulin price spike. He was having problems getting the Blue Shield Beancounter to issue the copays for each vial and the beancounter was also cutting the copay for his anti rejection Rx for his transplanted kidney.

He was hospitalized 2 weeks ago because the kidney was showing signs of tissue rejection.

So you can chalk up another win for a heartless corporate beancounter rationing care.

A fucking beancounter NOT a government employee rationing care who gets an incentive payment every time they deny or reduce a claim.

Maybe that beancounter will get the special prize from Blue Shield—a cruise, maybe a week at Cabo all expenses paid for being such a diligent steward of the stockholder dividends.

I fucking hate the pimps running the health insurance rackets and the PhRMA extortionists who jack up the prices of RXs.

Time for Single Payer and put these beancounters and pimps on the unemployment line!

Said it before, will say it again. If I lived in the US my insulin would cost $230 per week. Here I pay $26 per week FOR THE EXACT SAME INSULIN PEN SAME MANUFACTURER. WITHOUT INSURANCE WALK IN BUY CASH. And Congress does fucking nothing while people die. Fuck them all.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:05:10am

As Ron Simmons would say DAMN.

Also, question…anybody know why Moore had his nomination pulled?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:28:40am

Poke .

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:28:52am

re: #120 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Poke .

Ouch

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:29:28am

Have a taco for your pain.

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Teukka  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:30:04am

So this scrolled by in my FB feed…

Iframe

*giggles*

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:30:23am

re: #122 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Gracias

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Ferdinand  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:32:53am

I’ve been saving my commenting tokens for after the Mueller report drops. It’s been hard enough this year to focus on job interviews and such. Had a good interview Monday and just confirmed a Thursday phone interview. Yay me! I think I’ll write a book titled A Sensitive Man at 50 Looks for Work in Donald Trump’s America.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2019 • 7:35:02am

Matty Lite

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:03:54am

re: #119 Sufficient unto the day…

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As Ron Simmons would say DAMN.

Also, question…anybody know why Moore had his nomination pulled?

I got a feeling Mitch made it clear the votes aren’t there for Moore or Mr. 999.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:08:14am

Fuck Trump. He can NOT be allowed to get away with this:

President Donald Trump is reportedly doing all he can to resist efforts by House Democrats to obtain documents and information relating to their multiple ongoing investigations into his administration and business dealings.

According to The Washington Post, both Trump’s personal attorneys and White House counsel Pat Cipollone are preparing the ground for a legal fight to block any subpoenas from the various House committees running investigations and will not turn anything over to Congress.

Trump is already not complying with information requests related to security clearances, meeting with foreign leaders, and other topics his team says are covered by executive privilege, the Post reported, citing aides familiar with White House discussions.

“They are fighting us on everything now, Representative Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, told the publication. “It’s an assault on the separation of powers and specifically the congressional oversight function.”

The White House did not respond immediately to Newsweek ‘s request for comment.

Since the Democrats won back control of the House in the midterms, the party has been hard at work investigating the president and those around him amid suspicions of wrongdoing. President Trump regards these investigations as an abuse of political power and without merit.

Six House committees are running sprawling investigations into Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:14:06am

re: #128 Eclectic Cyborg

Meanwhile Lindsay Graham is pursuing yet another vendetta against Hillary.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:14:32am

re: #126 Dave In Austin

Matty Lite

Hey, Rep. Gaetz, it’s Border Patrol, not control.

English your first language?

I just woke up from the long drive back from Boulder after the concert. I didn’t know Teleskiguy (and Elizabeth Warren) were in town. Now I know why the traffic was so bad trying to get out of there Tuesday. /s

After the concert, the Laughing Goat put on Harry Belefonte music over its speaker system. My wife and Shelley Segal wound up dancing to calypso music on stage. (Sadly, I did not get pictures of my wife dancing with her, but someone did kindly take pictures of us together.)

She is at the end of a tour promoting a new album.

youtube.com (her official video channel)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:15:07am

Well, this is plenty fucked up…

CNN - Denver Public Schools and almost 20 other local school districts are closed Wednesday as authorities search for a Florida high school senior they describe as armed and “infatuated” with the Columbine massacre — just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack.

Local and federal officials are searching for 18-year-old Sol Pais. She made “credible” — but not specific — threats after traveling from Miami to Denver on Monday night, said Dean Phillips, the special agent in charge of the Denver FBI office.

After Pais arrived in Colorado, she immediately went to a store and bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition, the FBI said Tuesday night.

Pais is considered a threat to the community and schools, but there is no information on any specific threat to a particular place, Phillips said.

As Colorado braces for a poignant anniversary Saturday — the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre that killed 13 people — Denver-area school districts are shut down in light of the new threat.

Jefferson County Public Schools, which includes Columbine High School in Littleton, canceled classes Wednesday as authorities search for Pais.

Other school districts closed Wednesday include the Douglas County School District, Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools.

Sure, let’s celebrate the anniversary of a tragic school shooting by going to where it happened and shooting even more fucking people. God, I hate this country sometimes.

I also find it interesting that it’s a female person of interest this time, that’s not very common. I hope they find her, the last thing we need is more bloodshed in Littleton.

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plansbandc  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:16:41am
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lizardofid  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:21:08am

re: #132 plansbandc

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Looks like doggy dressage.

Good morning!

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dharmamark  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:25:12am

Today in Fredericksburg, VA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:30:28am

moron

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:32:13am

Ken Starr is worried about a report he hasn’t read being anti-Trump, even though the report is supposed to exonerate Trump (weird how this is all working).

Barr’s going to sanitize the report, but he can’t fully remove the stench of Trump criminality and misconduct that rises to the level of an impeachable offense. How do we know this? Because Barr signaled that Trump wasn’t out of the woods on obstruction (which as Starr knows, is an impeachable offense).

Starr would much rather that Trump be exonerated (he wasn’t). Starr’s more concerned that the report reveals Trumpworld criminal misconduct and is anti-Trump, which is all about spin, not about justice. Justice is that Trump is held accountable for his malfeasance. Starr doesn’t care about that at all.

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Man, DangerMan  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:33:36am

re: #128 Eclectic Cyborg

Fuck Trump. He can NOT be allowed to get away with this:

President Donald Trump is reportedly doing all he can to resist efforts by House Democrats to obtain documents and information relating to their multiple ongoing investigations into his administration and business dealings.

According to The Washington Post, both Trump’s personal attorneys and White House counsel Pat Cipollone are preparing the ground for a legal fight to block any subpoenas from the various House committees running investigations and will not turn anything over to Congress.

Trump is already not complying with information requests related to security clearances, meeting with foreign leaders, and other topics his team says are covered by executive privilege, the Post reported, citing aides familiar with White House discussions.

“They are fighting us on everything now, Representative Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, told the publication. “It’s an assault on the separation of powers and specifically the congressional oversight function.”

The White House did not respond immediately to Newsweek ‘s request for comment.

Since the Democrats won back control of the House in the midterms, the party has been hard at work investigating the president and those around him amid suspicions of wrongdoing. President Trump regards these investigations as an abuse of political power and without merit.

Six House committees are running sprawling investigations into Trump.

- “an abuse of political power and without merit”

is an entirely separate argument from

- “everything we touch is covered by executive privilege”

so this is a throw spaghetti at the wall defense

because if exec privilege was a slam dunk, then the motivations of congress wouldnt matter a whit

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:36:57am

From the concert Monday night. Ms. Segal spent about an hour with us after the concert while the roadies took down her equipment. The three of us were the last people out of the Laughing Goat when the management threw us out after they closed.

My wife-Shelley Segal-Some Dude
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Mike Lamb  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:37:32am

re: #114 Jay C

Some points:
1. Maybe it’s a redundant reminder, but Daniel Larison at TAC has been, for a long time, a persistent foreign-policy non-interventionist, and in particular, a virulent critic of the Saudis’ war on Yemen and US support for it. (The phrase “lonely voice crying in the heedless wilderness” comes to mind, but there we are).
2. The disgraceful cretins which pass for our Foreign Policy Establishment these days have convinced themselves (if few others) that the Saudi campaign in Yemen is basically a proxy war against Iran*, so anything that can be spun as Fighting The Persian Devil is going to be relentlessly promoted, and the GOP, of course, will follow right along.
3. The war in Yemen is so little-known among the American public (except for Administration spin as in point 2 above), that as long as there are no US casualties involved, said public is likely to care even less.
4. Trump might have a vague point re restrictions on Presidential war powers - and of course, as long as there are more than 1/3-plus-one Republicans in either House of Congress, any resolution is unlikely to be of any use. But aside from the general “fuck you, I’ll veto” principle - which Trump, I’m sure, is only too willing to employ, I’m not sure it’s relevant to criminal/corruption charges, which (IMHO) are this Admin’s biggest failing.

*it isn’t, really.

I don’t think Trump has any point at all on the restrictions re: Presidential war powers. Congress has pretty much abdicated its role in declaring war, such that the President can do whatever the fuck he/she wants militarily.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:39:13am

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹

From the concert Monday night. Ms. Segal spent about an hour with us after the concert while the roadies took down her equipment. The three of us were the last people out of the Laughing Goat when the management threw us out after they closed.

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No end of amusement here, AM, Mr Segal just played on an album that I also contributed some banjo to, a solo CD by an American friend living in Finland.

He also taught my ex GF when she was attending Mills College

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:41:17am

Need your daily dose of “Dems in Disarray” headlines? Google news is ON IT:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:41:46am

re: #136 lawhawk

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Ken Starr is worried about a report he hasn’t read being anti-Trump, even though the report is supposed to exonerate Trump (weird how this is all working).

Barr’s going to sanitize the report, but he can’t fully remove the stench of Trump criminality and misconduct that rises to the level of an impeachable offense. How do we know this? Because Barr signaled that Trump wasn’t out of the woods on obstruction (which as Starr knows, is an impeachable offense).

Starr would much rather that Trump be exonerated (he wasn’t). Starr’s more concerned that the report reveals Trumpworld criminal misconduct and is anti-Trump, which is all about spin, not about justice. Justice is that Trump is held accountable for his malfeasance. Starr doesn’t care about that at all.

Starr really shouldn’t have any cred after how he handled what happened at Baylor.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:43:27am

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Or after his previous tenure in the role Mueller occupied…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:44:31am

re: #140 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No end of amusement here, AM, Mr Segal just played on an album that I also contributed some banjo to, a solo CD by an American friend living in Finland.

He also taught my ex GF when she was attending Mills College

Are the two Segals related, or just a common name?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:47:33am

re: #136 lawhawk

Ken Starr is worried about a report he hasn’t read being anti-Trump, even though the report is supposed to exonerate Trump (weird how this is all working).

Barr’s going to sanitize the report, but he can’t fully remove the stench of Trump criminality and misconduct that rises to the level of an impeachable offense. How do we know this? Because Barr signaled that Trump wasn’t out of the woods on obstruction (which as Starr knows, is an impeachable offense).

Starr would much rather that Trump be exonerated (he wasn’t). Starr’s more concerned that the report reveals Trumpworld criminal misconduct and is anti-Trump, which is all about spin, not about justice. Justice is that Trump is held accountable for his malfeasance. Starr doesn’t care about that at all.

Man who led the Great Clinton Penis Hunt says what?

There has never been a not-corrupt Republican administration in my entire life (except Ford, which I put down to he didn’t have enough time).

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:50:55am

Sidenote: My wife is now E-mailing the photographs to Shelley Segal (as Ms. Segal gave my wife her personal E-mail address).

She can be reminded of the two crazy people from Nebraska she met.

She told us on her next road trip she’s planning on coming to Omaha. I pointed out that Boulder is closer, but if she likes, she can play the community center/bar/restaurant in my town. (I’m not sure how many people she can pack into a venue in a town of 128 though.)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:54:01am

re: #143 Sufficient unto the day…

Or after his previous tenure in the role Mueller occupied…

Exactly too. I really don’t care what Ken Starr has to say about anything. Mueller conducted himself honorably in the Trump investigation. Starr didn’t in the Clinton one.

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Man, DangerMan  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:55:39am

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Starr really shouldn’t have any cred after how he handled what happened at Baylor. Whitewater

just helpin’ out…

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sagehen  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:57:05am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

Man who led the Great Clinton Penis Hunt says what?

There has never been a not-corrupt Republican administration in my entire life (except Ford, which I put down to he didn’t have enough time).

well… what month is your birthday? The last few months of Eisenhower might possibly be considered as being within your lifetime.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:57:25am

re: #148 Man, DangerMan

just helpin’ out…

True true.

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sagehen  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:58:04am

re: #146 Anymouse 🌹

She told us on her next road trip she’s planning on coming to Omaha. I pointed out that Boulder is closer, but if she likes, she can play the community center/bar/restaurant in my town. (I’m not sure how many people she can pack into a venue in a town of 128 though.)

All of them, Katie.

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:58:48am

re: #148 Man, DangerMan

just helpin’ out…

Starr really shouldn’t have any cred after how he handled what happened at Baylor. Whitewater everywhere he was professionally involved.

FTFY

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jaunte  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:59:09am
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jaunte  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:59:16am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:59:39am

re: #152 lawhawk

Starr really shouldn’t have any cred after how he handled what happened at Baylor. Whitewater everywhere he was professionally involved.

FTFY

What did he do before Whitewater? Wanna say he was a Bush I DOJ member. Perhaps solicitor general?

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jaunte  Apr 17, 2019 • 8:59:43am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:00:31am

re: #149 sagehen

well… what month is your birthday? The last few months of Eisenhower might possibly be considered as being within your lifetime.

Eisenhower is within my lifetime. I was an toddler when he left office, so I don’t remember his presidency.

That said, I don’t recall reading anything about President Eisenhower which indicated he did anything corrupt or criminal.

I do recall reading a book about him when he was running for President. Either party would have welcomed him at the head of its ticket. The book said he chose the Republican Party because his time in WW2 showed him the dangers of one-party states, and the GOP was close to being wiped out after the Great Depression.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:01:54am

re: #128 Eclectic Cyborg

They will keep digging. The thing about that information is there’s generally more than one form of it, and if you can’t get at it directly, you can get at it by going a different direction and putting 2 and 2 together.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:02:56am

re: #155 HappyWarrior

What did he do before Whitewater? Wanna say he was a Bush I DOJ member. Perhaps solicitor general?

He started as a justice on the DC Circuit, appointed by Ronald Reagan. He was a Democrat until 1975, then became a Republican. Prior to that he was a law clerk for David Dyer.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:04:14am

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹

Eisenhower is within my lifetime. I was an toddler when he left office, so I don’t remember his presidency.

That said, I don’t recall reading anything about President Eisenhower which indicated he did anything corrupt or criminal.

I do recall reading a book about him when he was running for President. Either party would have welcomed him at the head of its ticket. The book said he chose the Republican Party because his time in WW2 showed him the dangers of one-party states, and the GOP was close to being wiped out after the Great Depression.

It was that and he feared Robert Taft being nominated. I like Ike. There’s some stuff he did that I didn’t like I.e. staying silent on McCarthy, the Iranian coup, Nixon, but he is the best GOP President in the last century.

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ipsos  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:04:20am

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹

That said, I don’t recall reading anything about President Eisenhower which indicated he did anything corrupt or criminal.

There was Sherman Adams and the vicuna coat, as I recall. Big deal at the time… and now? It wouldn’t even register. Business as usual down in the swamp.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:04:54am

re: #159 Anymouse 🌹

He started as a justice on the DC Circuit, appointed by Ronald Reagan. He was a Democrat until 1975, then became a Republican. Prior to that he was a law clerk for David Dyer.

Had no idea Starr was once a Dem.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:06:03am

re: #161 ipsos

There was Sherman Adams and the vicuna coat, as I recall. Big deal at the time… and now? It wouldn’t even register. Business as usual down in the swamp.

Right. Wouldn’t even be a blip on the radar these days.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:07:18am

re: #160 HappyWarrior

It was that and he feared Robert Taft being nominated. I like Ike. There’s some stuff he did that I didn’t like I.e. staying silent on McCarthy, the Iranian coup, Nixon, but he is the best GOP President in the last century.

I can forgive staying silent on Joe McCarthy, with the idea that the President shouldn’t be attacking individual members of Congress (even if they are attacking you).

The Iranian Coup was bad for Iran, but isn’t really corrupt or criminal. (Overthowing elected officials of other countries has a long tradition in US politics.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:09:00am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

Had no idea Starr was once a Dem.

Yup. He moved to the GOP during the Southern Strategy brought on under Nixon. I don’t know if it’s because of the racist nature of that, or if he had a change of heart over his political affiliation.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:10:13am

re: #165 Anymouse 🌹

Yup. He moved to the GOP during the Southern Strategy brought on under Nixon. I don’t know if it’s because of the racist nature of that, or if he had a change of heart over his political affiliation.

I keep on forgetting he’s a Southerner.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:11:29am

AG Bill Barr Welcomes Your Huddled Masses TO JAIL (Goes to Wonkette, more at the link):

Attorney General William Barr would like to remind you that fuxxoring the Mueller report isn’t his only duty as AG, even if that does remain his first love. Yesterday, Barr issued an order telling immigration courts that certain classes of people seeking asylum in the USA have to be kept locked up until their asylum cases are decided, and therefore cannot apply for release on bond. Does the Executive Branch have that power? You bet your due-process-loving ass it acts like it does, because the immigration courts are run by the Department of “Justice,” not the judicial branch. Whether Barr’s ruling is constitutional is another matter, and the American Civil Liberties Union is gearing up to challenge the ruling in court as soon as possible.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:12:36am

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹

I can forgive staying silent on Joe McCarthy, with the idea that the President shouldn’t be attacking individual members of Congress (even if they are attacking you).

The Iranian Coup was bad for Iran, but isn’t really corrupt or criminal. (Overthowing elected officials of other countries has a long tradition in US politics.)

Right. Bad policy. As for McCarthy, it’s a criticism about staying silent while McCarthy went after heroes like George Marshall and with Iran not considering the long term consequences. Ike was better than Taft would have been or any other Republican that ran in 1952 and I think any Republican was going to win due to Democratic President fatigue.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:14:22am

Welp……

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:15:37am

re: #108 Joe Bacon 🌹

Don passed away because of the insulin price spike. He was having problems getting the Blue Shield Beancounter to issue the copays for each vial and the beancounter was also cutting the copay for his anti rejection Rx for his transplanted kidney.

He was hospitalized 2 weeks ago because the kidney was showing signs of tissue rejection.

So you can chalk up another win for a heartless corporate beancounter rationing care.

A fucking beancounter NOT a government employee rationing care who gets an incentive payment every time they deny or reduce a claim.

Maybe that beancounter will get the special prize from Blue Shield—a cruise, maybe a week at Cabo all expenses paid for being such a diligent steward of the stockholder dividends.

I fucking hate the pimps running the health insurance rackets and the PhRMA extortionists who jack up the prices of RXs.

Time for Single Payer and put these beancounters and pimps on the unemployment line!

Single payer isn’t necessary; it can probably be accomplished by government regulation on drug prices but you need a government that cares.

This case should be considered murder; could some DA take up the case and charge the executives running these pharmaceutical firms of homicide?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:16:16am

re: #165 Anymouse 🌹

Yup. He moved to the GOP during the Southern Strategy brought on under Nixon. I don’t know if it’s because of the racist nature of that, or if he had a change of heart over his political affiliation.

Liar!!!!!!!! There was no “southern statergery”. All dimo crit liesss.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:16:47am

An interesting hypothetical is what if Ike replaced Nixon in ‘56 or ‘52 if the Checkers speech hadn’t resonated. Nixon more than Eisenhower is the keystone that started the GOP’s direction we know now.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:18:10am

re: #171 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Liar!!!!!!!! There was no “southern statergery”. All dimo crit liesss.

I remember when Ken Mehlman as RNC chairman actually apologized for it and Limbaugh went nuts. That was when the GOP actually seemed somewhat interested in being something other than the party of old white guys who yell at clouds.

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jaunte  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:22:57am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

My theory is that, whether Nixon or Eisenhower was in the President’s role, the origins of the current GOP direction (oligarchs whipping racist false populism) reach all the way back to their reaction to FDR.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:25:48am

re: #174 jaunte

My theory is that, whether Nixon or Eisenhower was in the President’s role, the origins of the current GOP direction (oligarchs whipping racist false populism) reach all the way back to their reaction to FDR.

Hmmm. I’m not sure. Hoover, Landon, Willkie, & Dewey really didn’t seem to engage in race baiting. But if you ask me, the GOP’s turning point is Taft succeeding TR as the GOP standard bearer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:33:59am

jeebus…what an embarrassment

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:35:44am

“Great experts on renovation and construction” as if to imply that France has no experts available to deal with the situation.

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:36:12am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…what an embarrassment

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Yeah, here’s a cookie, Needy Boy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:37:05am

As if the Pope has anything to do with Notre Dame

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:38:19am
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Belafon  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:40:25am

re: #170 Hecuba’s daughter

Single payer isn’t necessary; it can probably be accomplished by government regulation on drug prices but you need a government that cares.

This case should be considered murder; could some DA take up the case and charge the executives running these pharmaceutical firms of homicide?

The one thing that all of the Eurpoean health care models - and they are diverse - have in common is that government negotiates prices on goods and services on behalf of the people.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:40:27am

He always makes it about him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:42:30am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

“Great experts on renovation and construction” as if to imply that France has no experts available to deal the the situation.

It’s not like France has had to rebuild the church before. Gaa.

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:45:19am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:46:31am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:47:02am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

Hmmm. I’m not sure. Hoover, Landon, Willkie, & Dewey really didn’t seem to engage in race baiting. But if you ask me, the GOP’s turning point is Taft succeeding TR as the GOP standard bearer.

Wilkie in particular was more, not less, liberal on civil rights issues than FDR himself. He was the first major party candidate to address the NCAA convention (though only after the election). He was a remarkable character in many respects, a strident internationalist in a time of isolationism, and an advocate of equality when segregation was the norm. His premature death from heart disease was one of the great “what if” moments of American history. Wilkie traveled around the world as a special envoy for former opponent FDR during World War II. His book about those travels, One World, would send present day Republicans into screaming fits of rage.
The far right of the Republican Party had always been there but it really began to gain traction only after 3 liberal candidates in a row, Landon, Wilkie, and Dewey, had lost to the Democrats. Eisenhower, the outsider, delayed their complete ascendancy while Nixon, the Hunt brothers, and the Taft wing perfected their game in the background.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:48:09am

re: #186 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Wilkie in particular was more, not less, liberal on civil rights issues than FDR himself. He was the first major party candidate to address the NCAA convention (though only after the election). He was a remarkable character in many respects, a strident internationalist in a time of isolationism, and an advocate of equality when segregation was the norm. His premature death from heart disease was one of the great “what if” moments of American history. Wilkie traveled around the world as a special envoy for former opponent FDR during World War II. His book about those travels, One World, would send present day Republicans into screaming fits of rage.
The far right of the Republican Party had always been there but it really began to gain traction only after 3 liberal candidates in a row, Landon, Wilkie, and Dewey, had lost to the Democrats. Eisenhower, the outsider, delayed their complete ascendancy while Nixon, the Hunt brothers, and the Taft wing perfected their game in the background.

Wilkie was a good man. We could have used him after WWII more than McCarthy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:49:01am
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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:49:49am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:51:02am

re: #189 Dave In Austin

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But but socialism.//

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:54:42am

re: #187 HappyWarrior

Wilkie was a good man. We could have used him after WWII more than McCarthy.

Some of the standard RW conspiracy theories, especially the ones dealing with the Federal Reserve and internationalism, originated in efforts by the Hunts and their allies to discredit the liberal wing of the Republican Party, especially Nelson Rockefeller. In its early days, ca. 1958, the John Birch Society targeted Republicans more than Democrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:58:20am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:58:23am

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Some of the standard RW conspiracy theories, especially the ones dealing with the Federal Reserve and internationalism, originated in efforts by the Hunts and their allies to discredit the liberal wing of the Republican Party, especially Nelson Rockefeller. In its early days, ca. 1958, the John Birch Society targeted Republicans more than Democrats.

Definitely. I believe Phyllis Schalfly was also part of that movement.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:58:40am

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just listening to the news, it’s possible she froze to death.

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nowherenorth2  Apr 17, 2019 • 9:58:54am

northcountrynow.com

I wrote something. Let’s just say there are alot of triggered people on Facebook saying I don’t know history, politics, or the bill of rights.

I’m a history teacher by trade.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:01:27am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

Enquirer ✔
@Enquirer
JUST IN: Federal prosecutors have charged 60 physicians and pharmacists with illegally handing out opioid prescriptions.

They say it is the biggest crackdown of its kind in U.S. history. cincinnati.com

If we only had the Trump Wall, right?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:02:23am

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow. That’s certainly an unexpected twist. Press conference should be interesting.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:05:25am

re: #195 nowherenorth2

northcountrynow.com

I wrote something. Let’s just say there are alot of triggered people on Facebook saying I don’t know history, politics, or the bill of rights.

I’m a history teacher by trade.

I definitely blame poor civics and history teaching for why Trump was viable in the first place.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:05:46am

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

The article at Channel 4 in Denver.
denver.cbslocal.com

She was found at a campground in Arapaho National Forest, seen by a hiker naked and carrying a gun. The police brought a SWAT team to the forest. As of yet they have not said how she died.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:07:25am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now if they could arrest the Sackler family, we’d be making progress.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:09:14am

re: #186 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

He was the first major party candidate to address the NCAA convention (though only after the election).

Was it about their football schedules? /s

I presume you meant NAACP.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:10:39am

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow. Any word yet on how she died?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:11:13am

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹

The article at Channel 4 in Denver.
denver.cbslocal.com

She was found at a campground in Arapaho National Forest, seen by a hiker naked and carrying a gun. The police brought a SWAT team to the forest. As of yet they have not said how she died.

WTF?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:11:46am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Wow. Any word yet on how she died?

See:
re: #194 Mike Lamb

Just listening to the news, it’s possible she froze to death.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:12:26am

re: #57 teleskiguy

Oh, Elizabeth Warren used *no* teleprompters. Spoke for 90 minutes.

In 2016, the GOP had an overabundance of “qualified” (defining qualified in GOP terms, of course) candidates with substantial experience, in-depth knowledge, and eloquence (even though many lacked decency, compassion, or ethics). Yet each fell before a carnival barker, whose only gift was inciting hatred and promoting violence, while pretending to care about the economically disadvantaged who were white. If there were fewer GOP candidates, Trump would not have had a chance.

When I heard a Warren interview months ago, she was very impressive. The Democrats are blessed with a diverse set of supremely qualified candidates. Unfortunately, I fear the Republican model will prevail — but this time it will be a con artist of the left (*cough Bernie *cough) , who will win the nomination but fall to the dictator wannabe now in charge and bring down the rest of the Democratic party with him.

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jimmyvluv4u  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:13:23am

ouldre: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow, she sure sounds like a totally not crazy and responsible gun owner. Good thing she was able to hop right off a plane and buy one.

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:13:30am

Updating on the situation in Peru where authorities were arresting the former President of Peru on corruption charges. He shot himself in the head, and has died at the hospital.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:13:40am

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

See:

Yeesh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:13:42am

Betsy DeVos is being all educational experty in Kentucky today:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:15:19am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

Betsy DeVos is being all educational experty in Kentucky today:

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Asshole.

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jaunte  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:17:59am

No exception for rape or incest.
No provisions for medical care.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:19:19am

re: #211 jaunte

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No exception for rape or incest.
No provisions for medical care.

Typical.

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jaunte  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:19:56am

“Pro-life” my ass.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:21:00am

re: #206 jimmyvluv4u

ould

Wow, she sure sounds like a totally not crazy and responsible gun owner. Good thing she was able to hop right off a plane and buy one.

I am confused — did she actually pass a background check? Or is it once that you have a card certifying your eligibility to purchase weapons, you never have to satisfy a check again? Or is it only that if you’ve never committed a crime, you automatically pass the check and can purchase as many weapons as you want?

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sagehen  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:21:34am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

An interesting hypothetical is what if Ike replaced Nixon in ‘56 or ‘52 if the Checkers speech hadn’t resonated. Nixon more than Eisenhower is the keystone that started the GOP’s direction we know now.

Black voters were generally pro-Ike (even before he sent the troops to Little Rock; black veterans remembered him as being more supportive of Tuskegee Airmen and all the other black units in WWII and during the occupation than other generals would have been). Also, Ike appointed Earl Warren, black people loved him for that. And both parties were split geographically on Civil Rights in the 50’s; it wasn’t an R/D split like today.

But in 1960, Martin Luther King Jr was in jail in Atlanta looking at 4 months on a chain gang. MLK Sr begged both candidates for help getting him out on bond during his appeal (didn’t think he’d live through the imprisonment; there was an assumption that guards would take it upon themselves to treat him far more harshly than the other prisoners just to make a point).

Nixon thought it would look bad for a sitting VP should intervene in the case; Kennedy made a few phone calls and got him released. MLK Sr publicly thanked him; this swayed maybe just enough black voters that the very very close election went JFK’s way. Nixon may have been resentful.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:23:00am
Or it may have as much or more to do with the fact that Republicans have become the party of “opposing everything scientists say, just because scientists say it.”

(Republicans Push Against Vaccines In Middle Of Epidemic, Because F*ck Science And F*ck YOU!, Wonkette)

Conservatives are trying to kill us.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:24:24am

re: #214 Hecuba’s daughter

I am confused — did she actually pass a background check? Or is it once that you have a card certifying your eligibility to purchase weapons, you never have to satisfy a check again? Or is it only that if you’ve never committed a crime, you automatically pass the check and can purchase as many weapons as you want?

It’s my understanding that she passed a background check. You only have to be 18 to purchase a shot gun in Colorado.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:25:47am

re: #215 sagehen

Black voters were generally pro-Ike (even before he sent the troops to Little Rock; black veterans remembered him as being more supportive of Tuskegee Airmen and all the other black units in WWII and during the occupation than other generals would have been). Also, Ike appointed Earl Warren, black people loved him for that. And both parties were split geographically on Civil Rights in the 50’s; it wasn’t an R/D split like today.

But in 1960, Martin Luther King Jr was in jail in Atlanta looking at 4 months on a chain gang. MLK Sr begged both candidates for help getting him out on bond during his appeal (didn’t think he’d live through the imprisonment; there was an assumption that guards would take it upon themselves to treat him far more harshly than the other prisoners just to make a point).

Nixon thought it would look bad for a sitting VP should intervene in the case; Kennedy made a few phone calls and got him released. MLK Sr publicly thanked him; this swayed maybe just enough black voters that the very very close election went JFK’s way. Nixon may have been resentful.

Yep Ike was good on Civil Rights.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:26:28am

re: #217 Mike Lamb

It’s my understanding that she passed a background check. You only have to be 18 to purchase a shot gun in Colorado.

Yeah but how thorough was that background check?

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:29:11am

re: #213 jaunte

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Mike Lamb  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:30:14am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah but how thorough was that background check?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:34:03am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah but how thorough was that background check?

“Do you have money?”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:36:59am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

Definitely. I believe Phyllis Schalfly was also part of that movement.

Quite true. Schlafly was very much a protege of the Hunts, starting as early as 1956. The Hunts, incidentally, were all notorious womanizers while Schlafly was something of a looker (a model in fact) when she was young. Hmmm….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2019 • 10:39:30am

re: #225 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Quite true. Schlafly was very much a protege of the Hunts, starting as early as 1956. The Hunts, incidentally, were all notorious womanizers while Schlafly was something of a looker (a model in fact) when she was young. Hmmm….

I didn’t know that about her.

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Old Liberal  Apr 17, 2019 • 11:27:21am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Part of Kentucky was a hotbed for disability fraud as well. Got some interesting doctors there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2019 • 12:03:12pm

re: #227 Old Liberal

Part of Kentucky was a hotbed for disability fraud as well. Got some interesting doctors there.

I’ve known younger folks here whose goals are getting a doctor to approve them for disability believing that will put them on Easy Street for life.


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