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KGxvi  Apr 22, 2019 • 10:29:41am

As important as it was, this wasn’t even the most interesting segment on the show last night.

That honor goes to the story of Chiitan.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 22, 2019 • 10:48:06am
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Jay C  Apr 22, 2019 • 10:55:11am

BTW, in case it hasn’t been noted here, the Sri Lankan government has (they say) figured out who was responsible for the Easter bombings:
(via BBC)

The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings.

Not to be unduly cynical or anything, but ISTM that they’ve simply decided to pin the blame on some local jihadis regardless of evidence, but we shall see (we hope)….

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 22, 2019 • 10:56:28am

re: #3 Jay C

BTW, in case it hasn’t been noted here, the Sri Lankan government has (they say) figured out who was responsible for the Easter bombings:
(via BBC)

Not to be unduly cynical or anything, but ISTM that they’ve simply decided to pin the blame on some local jihadis regardless of evidence, but we shall see (we hope)….

Could get really ugly against Muslims.

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KGxvi  Apr 22, 2019 • 10:58:29am

Some interesting numbers in this Harvard Institute of Politics poll of 18-29 year olds. This in particular jumped out:

Trump approval/disapproval: 29/68 (all)
Pelosi approval/disapproval: 36/61 (all); 42/57 (likely voters)
Congressional Democrats approval/disapproval: 47/51 (all); 53/46 (likely voters
Congressional Republican approval/disapproval: 29/68 (all)

Trump and the Republicans numbers are basically the same across the board.

When asked about the Democratic primary, Bernie leads with 29% across the board, Biden is second at 18% for all and 21% for likely. I suspect this mostly has to do with name recognition, still. Hopefully it changes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:10:20am

“Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers”

Well, I think we can all guess what’s going to happen here…

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gocart mozart  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:11:51am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:12:11am

Lre: #5 KGxvi

Some interesting numbers in this Harvard Institute of Politics poll of 18-29 year olds. This in particular jumped out:

Trump approval/disapproval: 29/68 (all)
Pelosi approval/disapproval: 36/61 (all); 42/57 (likely voters)
Congressional Democrats approval/disapproval: 47/51 (all); 53/46 (likely voters
Congressional Republican approval/disapproval: 29/68 (all)

Trump and the Republicans numbers are basically the same across the board.

When asked about the Democratic primary, Bernie leads with 29% across the board, Biden is second at 18% for all and 21% for likely. I suspect this mostly has to do with name recognition, still. Hopefully it changes.

A lot can change between now and the primaries but I’m a bit confused by what 18-29 year olds want. They talk about wanting massive change yet prefer these old fogeys who have been in office forever.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:14:51am

re: #8 HappyWarrior

L

A lot can change between now and the primaries but I’m a bit confused by what 18-29 year olds want. They talk about wanting massive change yet prefer these old fogeys who have been in office forever.

When Sanders started running, in 2017, my 21 year old son initially supported him. By the time the Iowa caucus rolled around, he supported and voted for Clinton.

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:16:45am

re: #3 Jay C

BTW, in case it hasn’t been noted here, the Sri Lankan government has (they say) figured out who was responsible for the Easter bombings:
(via BBC)

Not to be unduly cynical or anything, but ISTM that they’ve simply decided to pin the blame on some local jihadis regardless of evidence, but we shall see (we hope)….

And Trump’s quick to jump on the response bandwagon, offering assistance, all while he was silent about the arson attacks targeting black churches here in the US.

It’s only important to Trump when the victims and perps are the right sort of people. Then he lets his racist and xenophobic and Islamophobic freak flag fly.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:17:19am

re: #9 Belafon

When Sanders started running, in 2017, my 21 year old son initially supported him. By the time the Iowa caucus rolled around, he supported and voted for Clinton.

I was in the 18-29 Demo then. Initially I was interested but didn’t see him as Presidential material. Opinion still hasn’t changed. Biden I see as Presidential but I would prefer someone else.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:17:42am

re: #10 lawhawk

And Trump’s quick to jump on the response bandwagon, offering assistance, all while he was silent about the arson attacks targeting black churches here in the US.

It’s only important to Trump when the victims and perps are the right sort of people. Then he lets his racist and xenophobic and Islamophobic freak flag fly.

Exactly right.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:23:36am

re: #7 gocart mozart

That whole “slap in the face” argument is just so damn stupid. One of the things I hate most about my generation (Boomers) is how many of us simply assume that the world that young people face today is the same one that they entered as young adults, where a college degree got you a good job in your field that provided healthcare, and that if you went to a state school in your own state it was practically free, and that you could ‘work your way through school’.

Christ, today you could come out the other end of 4 years in a state school in California with $80,000 in debt!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:26:18am

Why Can’t the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in It’s Own Ranks?

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William Lewis  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:26:49am

Unable to fall asleep this afternoon, I was surfing a bit and found the latest Tiny Desk Concert. A bit different this time - a String Quartet performing 3 movements from a modern composer, Caroline Shaw, then from Leoš Janáček, and lastly from Beethoven. Pity they didn’t reach all the way back to Haydn but this is still a delight.

npr.org

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:28:24am

I still cannot believe that, after electing the oldest person ever elected to the Presidency*, that the leading challengers to that old dude are two EVEN OLDER guys.

“It’s time for new leadership! Who are the oldest guys we can find whom we expect to still be alive for inauguration?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:28:50am

re: #10 lawhawk

It’s only important to Trump when the victims and perps are the right sort of people. Then he lets his racist and xenophobic and Islamophobic freak flag fly.

But, but ignoring something isn’t actively racist or xenophobic, so it must be innocent.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:31:25am

re: #14 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Why Can’t the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in It’s Own Ranks?

Fascinating yet frustrating read.

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:33:09am

Mueller:

Trump is unstable and prone to telling people to commit crimes.
Trump keeps telling everyone to commit crimes.
We have incomplete picture, but several key advisers refused to commit said crimes.

Trump:
I’m exonerated.

Mueller:
Nope. You’re not.

Trump:
I didn’t do anything wrong.

Mueller:
Yeah, you did plenty wrong, even if it can’t be for criminal indictment because existing DOJ policy prohibits indicting a sitting president.

Trump:
I’m a sitting president and am exonerated in Mueller’s report, which was a total witch hunt.

Mueller:
That’s … not what I said. I said the opposite. If you weren’t in the WH, you could be indicted.

Trump:
See, this is a witch hunt.

GOP:
It’s a … witch hunt but we’re concerned.

Trumpworld:
We’re concerned - about our post Trump future employment, because we were refusing to take orders from the guy who now controls the nuclear football because he told us to engage in crimes, and we mostly refused.

Us:
This fucker knows he’s fucked, but is determined to destroy the nation to save himself. The GOP will protect Trump to save themselves, instead of saving the nation. Party above nation. Trump is too unhinged and devoted to protecting himself, and too willing to commit crimes to stay in power to care about the rule of law or law enforcement. He broke the law repeatedly, and impeachment is the only way to get a full accounting, since Mueller found Russia repeatedly threw its weight to back Trump, undermine Hillary, and supported Bernie for good measure. Trump didn’t care where his support was coming from, and didn’t care that he was skirting the law. He was too busy grabbing it by the genitals and trying to get away with it.

His response to Mueller being named was genuine - he knew he was fucked. Now he’s still in coverup mode (same as it’s been since that day). The report doesn’t change the outcome. Increased oversight, investigations, and officially going into impeachment mode would.

There’s no one among the GOP that will put party over nation and tell Trump to step down for the good of the nation - that these crimes are too much. They’re too busy backing Trump, in the hopes they can ride out 2020. Trump is hoping for the same.

Democrats have to grow a spine here. Impeachment is the right thing to do - politically, legally, and for historical purposes. And the rationale is solid, the president committed high crimes. There are no misdemeanors here.

This is who Trump was, is, and forever will be. Everyone associated with Trump enabled Trump, lied for him, and then covered it up. Even when people like Hicks or Lewandowski didn’t follow Trump’s demands to break the law, they were revealing that Trump should not be in office. That’s the message Democrats need to be making - everyone knows Trump should not be in office, and there’s no excuses here.

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ipsos  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:35:46am

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

I still cannot believe that, after electing the oldest person ever elected to the Presidency*, that the leading challengers to that old dude are two EVEN OLDER guys.

“It’s time for new leadership! Who are the oldest guys we can find whom we expect to still be alive for inauguration?”

I’m of two minds about this (maybe because I’m in that squishy 45-55 middle age - here’s betting that nobody born in the 1970s will ever get elected president and that we’ll get passed over just like the 1930s “silent generation”)

Anyway: the presidency is an almost impossible job even under normal circumstances. It will be completely impossible for ANYONE to check every single box that’s needed for whoever has to put the pieces together after Trump.

That person needs to have an immense amount of inspirational charisma to reach the voters who are more interested in personality than policy. That person will need a deep vein of legislative institutional experience to understand how to wrestle policy through a Congress that will still have a stubborn GOP rump, if not still a majority in at least one house. That person will need to have immense executive skills to reassemble all the things Trump broke behind the scenes across the executive branch. Plus skillful foreign policy mojo to bring the world back to us after four years of us telling the world to stick it. And a huge reserve of energy to get through all those tasks without becoming exhausted by it. Oh, and the ability to comfort the nation at times of trouble in the way most Presidents do well, and Trump just plain sucks at.

You can’t tick all those boxes and be 77 on inauguration day, but you also can’t tick all those boxes and be 39.

It’s no wonder the 18-29s don’t really know what they want. Nobody does. Maybe nobody CAN.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:39:50am

Meanwhile, in Poland:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:42:22am

re: #20 ipsos

That’s why I liked Obama. Mid to late forties is, in my opinion, the best age for a newly elected President to be. Old enough to have the experience and maturity for the job but young enough to connect with Milennials, effect change and be able to deal with the physical and mental rigors of the job.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:42:45am

re: #14 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Why Can’t the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in It’s Own Ranks?

same as the GOP, cannot alienate its base

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:43:32am

re: #21 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, in Poland:

The heart-warming Easter tradition of the “beating of the Jew” is getting revived in Poland…

This stuff is all rising back to the surface. This has little to do with expressing outrage at a disciple who betrayed Christ.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:44:19am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:45:37am

re: #24 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This stuff is all rising back to the surface. This has little to do with expressing outrage at a disciple who betrayed Christ.

Exactly. It’s all coming back, sad to say. Europe’s oldest sickness seems to be flaring up again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:46:04am

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

I paid off my student loan, but it was like only $5000 when I graduated. If everybody else’s student loan debt could be less than that or even nothing I would be cool with that

I was lucky to have cheap in-state tuition, Social Security and BEOG grants to allow me to graduate debt-free.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:47:18am

Why do we have this mentality that that EVERYONE needs a college degree to do ANYTHING??

It takes a lot to succeed in a career and most of that consists of things that you DON’T learn en route to getting the almighty and expensive piece of paper at a College.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:47:19am

re: #18 HappyWarrior

Fascinating yet frustrating read.

An earlier piece (last month) from the same writer
Does the American Military Have a Problem With Far-Right Extremism?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:48:29am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

Exactly. It’s all coming back, sad to say. Europe’s oldest sickness seems to be flaring up again.

I cannot help but recall that bit from the Borat movie

Borat: Throw The Jew Down The Well

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:49:06am

Oh look Cory Lewandowski being less than clear about what his role was in protecting Trump and…protecting Trump.

This asshole needs to be in front of Congress soonest.

Youtube Video

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:50:58am

re: #29 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

An earlier piece (last month) from the same writer
Does the American Military Have a Problem With Far-Right Extremism?

It’s scary man. It’s why I’m a tad wary of military culture worship.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:52:46am

re: #27 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I owed about $10K when I graduated from college. I was thrilled when it was paid off.

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Teukka  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:53:57am

re: #24 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This stuff is all rising back to the surface. This has little to do with expressing outrage at a disciple who betrayed Christ.

As far as I’m concerned, that guy got his 30 pieces of silver and had a spill which ended his life, with some debate being whether it was intentional or not. It’s done for. It was on his head, not anyone elses.
Jeesh, taking an almost 2,000 year wrong and rubbing it in the face of the people of whose members one (1) committed it, that’s just silly…
re: #26 Dr Lizardo

Exactly. It’s all coming back, sad to say. Europe’s oldest sickness seems to be flaring up again.

And each time it has flared, it has been due to it being fanned by individuals hungry for power, wealth and status. And often with horrific consequences in terms of spilled blood. For friggin’ centuries if not millennia!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:54:10am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I cannot help but recall that bit from the Borat movie

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When I first that clip out of Poland, I was instantly reminded of this from Borat:

Borat (2006) The Running of the Jew Scene

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:55:02am

re: #28 Eclectic Cyborg

Why do we have this mentality that that EVERYONE needs a college degree to do ANYTHING??

It takes a lot to succeed in a career and most of that consists of things that you DON’T learn en route to getting the almighty and expensive piece of paper at a College.

Well I’d say it comes from our parents and grandparents, go to college and make something of yourself. The problem isn’t aspiring to post secondary education, the problem is making that post secondary education have meaning in a 21st century economy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:55:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:55:38am

re: #32 HappyWarrior

It’s scary man. It’s why I’m a tad wary of military culture worship.

I still recall the military’s attempts to rid itself of sexual harassment in the 90’s…only because it was so bad that it was affecting recruitment

So they held a show trial, the fellow (Sergeant Major of the Army, the nighest ranking NCO) was acquitted on harassment charges but convicted on covering up evidence (in other words, he didn’t do it, but he lied about it) and given an honorable discharge and allowed to keep his pension and benefits.

Interesting that they did not want to pick on anyone too high up the chain of command to avoid the impression that it was accepted practice, nor did they want to pick on a mere ranker to avoid looking like they were going after the poor foot-sloggers.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:56:44am

re: #37 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Well at least he’s honest. He doesn’t lie to himself like most of them do.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:59:01am

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

I still cannot believe that, after electing the oldest person ever elected to the Presidency*, that the leading challengers to that old dude are two EVEN OLDER guys.

“It’s time for new leadership! Who are the oldest guys we can find whom we expect to still be alive for inauguration?”

I see you commented about us boomers in a comment a few before this one.

Do you get the feeling the only reason oldsters are getting this much early polling love is because of Boomers not wanting younger candidates?

I know I don’t think that way, but in early polling it wouldn’t surprise me to see the oldest generation supporting this thinking.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 22, 2019 • 11:59:22am

re: #34 Teukka

The darker corners of the Czech internet are stuffed to the gills with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. I look it over from time to time, and it’s getting even more batshit crazy with every passing month or so.

There’s a Czech website which is absolutely notorious for spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and that seems to be where a lot of this nonsense is coming from.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:01:06pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

L

A lot can change between now and the primaries but I’m a bit confused by what 18-29 year olds want. They talk about wanting massive change yet prefer these old fogeys who have been in office forever.

This early in the race its more about name recognition than anything else.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:01:12pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Well at least he’s honest. He doesn’t lie to himself like most of them do.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:01:48pm

re: #41 Dr Lizardo

The darker corners of the Czech internet are stuffed to the gills with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. I look it over from time to time, and it’s getting even more batshit crazy with every passing month or so.

There’s a Czech website which is absolutely notorious for spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and that seems to be where a lot of this nonsense is coming from.

What frustrates me are the dumbass American right wingers who think Muslims are pushing Antisemitism into Europe. It’s always been there. I’ve been watching two Russia period dramas and Jews have gotten the worst of it from everyone- far left, far right, anarchist, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:02:01pm

re: #42 NO SMOCKING GUN!

This early in the race its more about name recognition than anything else.

True true.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:02:33pm

(sigh)

And, it might have been aliens

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:03:30pm

re: #43 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I miss the days where it seemed like most everyone agreed the Nazis sucked and those who didn’t were relegated to their parents basements.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:04:25pm

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

::: eyeroll :::
That is the last thing anyone needs. Shut up Rebbe. Stop fueling the flames of hate.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:04:27pm

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

(sigh)

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And, it might have been aliens

Yeah retribution 777 years in the making. Sounds legit.

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gocart mozart  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:04:53pm
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Mike Lamb  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:05:36pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Yeah retribution 877 years in the making. Sounds legit.

God plays the long game.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:05:49pm

re: #42 NO SMOCKING GUN!

This early in the race its more about name recognition than anything else.

An older person has an advantage there until, when someone hears their name, the response is, ‘Is he/she still alive?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:06:35pm

Lre: #51 Mike Lamb

God plays the long game.

True, I think my latest ailments were for something that someone did in 1436.

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Jay C  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:06:55pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Yeah retribution 877 years in the making. Sounds legit.

Actually 777 years: which sounds more Kabbalistic or whatever…..

Meshugener…..

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:07:57pm

re: #52 wrenchwench

An older person has an advantage there until, when someone hears their name, the response is, ‘Is he/she still alive?

What does amuse me though is the oldest people in my immediate family- Dad and grandmother both have expressed interest in the younger ones.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:08:20pm

re: #51 Mike Lamb

God plays the long game.

He’s been waiting over 2,000 years to come back and deliver some whoop-ass to all the sinners and non-believers out there

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:08:22pm

re: #54 Jay C

Actually 777 years: which sounds more Kabbalistic or whatever…..

Meshugener…..

Doh.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:09:51pm

Doomsday prophecies always amuse me because it’s like scuse me Mr. Prophet Dude but we heard this so many times before. My 16th great grandfather was tired of it.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:09:52pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

What does amuse me though is the oldest people in my immediate family- Dad and grandmother both have expressed interest in the younger ones.

Some people keeps their brains young through exercise.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:10:11pm

And no I don’t know who any of my 16th great grandparents were. :)

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:10:29pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Yeah retribution 777 years in the making. Sounds legit.

It’s the long….. long long long con….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:11:26pm

re: #59 wrenchwench

Some people keeps their brains young through exercise.

Dad surprises me less than my Grandmother tbh. I’ll take it tho.

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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:11:36pm

Short thread…

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:14:31pm

re: #63 makeitstop

Short thread…

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The Bunny is wearing Bill Barr’s glasses.

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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:14:59pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

The Bunny is wearing Bill Barr’s glasses.

Or Mulvaney’s.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:15:46pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

The Bunny is wearing Bill Barr’s glasses.

So she/he can look smarter than Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:22:36pm

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

(sigh)

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And, it might have been aliens

Really? And God would wait almost 800 years to retaliate because??

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:23:48pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

The Bunny is wearing Bill Barr’s glasses.

PLOT TWIST: It’s actually Mueller inside the Bunny.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:24:27pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

That would make an interesting twist.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:26:44pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

I see you commented about us boomers in a comment a few before this one.

Do you get the feeling the only reason oldsters are getting this much early polling love is because of Boomers not wanting younger candidates?

I know I don’t think that way, but in early polling it wouldn’t surprise me to see the oldest generation supporting this thinking.

I think it’s two things. I think the older folks are leaning toward Biden, because he feels like getting Obama back again. I think younger folks (18-35) are leaning toward Bernie because he seems more leftie than the rest even though, honestly, he really isn’t.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:27:31pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

PLOT TWIST: It’s actually Mueller inside the Bunny.

Wasn’t it once Sean Spicer?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:27:54pm

re: #70 Blind Frog Belly White

I am leaning toward Biden too. Just don’t tell my ward leader.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:28:16pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Really? And God would wait almost 800 years to retaliate because??

Because it really isn’t that long if 10,000 years is like a day. ///

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:29:21pm

re: #72 PhillyPretzel

I am leaning toward Biden too. Just don’t tell my ward leader.

I feel like Biden is a step backwards.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:30:24pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:31:19pm

re: #74 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe. Joe is very experienced and knows what to do. DT has no idea at all.

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:31:31pm

re: #73 Belafon

Because it really isn’t that long if 10,000 years is like a day. ///

He’s getting mellow in his middle-ish age.

Back in the day, if G-d was busy watching people engage in depravity, despotism, and all kinds of bad things, he’d smite them all with the flick of a finger (Sodom/Gomorrah, 10 plagues, Egyptians at the Red Sea).

Now? 777 years later, he decides that the time is right to cause a fire for which nearly $1 billion has been raised to rebuild the cathedral within hours after the fire is extinguished.

Ummm…that’s not quite the outcome you’d go for if retribution was your thing….

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Dave In Austin  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:34:54pm

If Joe runs I’m there until I’m shown differently.

I only want 2 things to happen. 1. Stability in the nation and world. A quick road to recovery and the “Undoing”.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:35:29pm

re: #72 PhillyPretzel

I am leaning toward Biden too. Just don’t tell my ward leader.

I’m leaning towards absolutely ANYONE who can make Democrats show up at the fucking polls.

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cat-tikvah  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:35:33pm

Florida Man meets Florida Easter Bunny of Justice!

nbcnews.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:36:27pm

re: #74 Blind Frog Belly White

I feel like Biden is a step backwards.

In the objective sense, he is the best and most experienced candidate.

Unfortunately his wealth of experience is also accompanied by political baggage that will get picked apart by the vultures left and right

That is why I am leaning towards someone younger and more dynamic

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Jay C  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:37:38pm

re: #77 lawhawk

He’s getting mellow in his middle-ish age.

Back in the day, if G-d was busy watching people engage in depravity, despotism, and all kinds of bad things, he’d smite them all with the flick of a finger (Sodom/Gomorrah, 10 plagues, Egyptians at the Red Sea).

Now? 777 years later, he decides that the time is right to cause a fire for which nearly $1 billion has been raised to rebuild the cathedral within hours after the fire is extinguished.

Ummm…that’s not quite the outcome you’d go for if retribution was your thing….

Not just “retribution” - that € 1billion price tag for the repairs is pretty steep, too…

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:37:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:39:15pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:39:55pm

re: #83 The Vicious Babushka

Remember it is against the law in Poland to say that Poles had anything whatever to do with the Holocaust

I was about to add that comment. We were visiting Cracow a while back and their TV seemed to be full of documentaries and historical dramas that really pushed Polish nationalism.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:41:30pm

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was about to add that comment. We were visiting Cracow a while back and their TV seemed to be full of documentaries and historical dramas that really pushed Polish nationalism.

Poland has a geographic problem—it’s in Poland.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:44:18pm

re: #84 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔
@Green_Footballs
OK. So. If Trump is really not the least bit worried about impeachment and everything’s great for him, why the hell is he obsessively ranting about it over and over and over and fucking over again?

Asking for a friend.

The entire Democratic party is your friend.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:45:45pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Really? And God would wait almost 800 years to retaliate because??

It takes that long for the spaceship to get back here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:47:42pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Poland has a geographic problem—it’s in Poland.

surrounded by the ex-German Empire, the ex-Austro-Hungarian Empire and the resurgent Russian Empire…

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Jay C  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:48:07pm

re: #3 Jay C

And some more follow-up on the Sri Lanka bombings (via NY Times): the headline says it all:

Sri Lanka Was Warned of Possible Attacks.
Why Didn’t It Stop Them?

Shades of 9/11 (albeit with a thankfully-lower toll) - if this report is accurate, the government really doesn’t look good: they were said to have had warnings of bomb attacks back on April 11, but did little about it.

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gocart mozart  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:51:02pm
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Decatur Deb  Apr 22, 2019 • 12:56:14pm

re: #89 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

surrounded by the ex-German Empire, the ex-Austro-Hungarian Empire and the resurgent Russian Empire…

Yup. Handy battlespace, just like Alsace-Lorraine, Israel and The Tyrol.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:01:43pm

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:03:09pm

re: #93 Eclectic Cyborg

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:08:29pm

re: #92 Decatur Deb

Yup. Handy battlespace, just like Alsace-Lorraine, Israel and The Tyrol.

There’s a book on that, Bloodlands.

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gocart mozart  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:08:57pm
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Decatur Deb  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:09:25pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

There’s a book on that, Bloodlands.

Googling.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:13:26pm

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Googling.

The historian who wrote it is a terrific scholar of the last century.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:14:34pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

Doomsday prophecies always amuse me because it’s like scuse me Mr. Prophet Dude but we heard this so many times before.

As I say: Eschatology was doomed from the start.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:14:42pm

This douchehat wants to be Commander-in-Chief of Gilead

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:16:14pm

Stray thought this afternoon. As the arguments about Trumps taxes escalate, be sure to mention that without the taxes, Al Capone would have freakin walked.

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ipsos  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:16:40pm

re: #100 The Vicious Babushka

This douchehat wants to be Commander-in-Chief of Gilead

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So does that include student loan forgiveness for students at madrassas? Can’t pass a First Amendment test otherwise.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:16:47pm

re: #96 gocart mozart

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Mr. Too Stupid to commit a federal crime shouldn’t be talking.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:17:41pm

re: #100 The Vicious Babushka

This douchehat wants to be Commander-in-Chief of Gilead

[Embedded content]

Why the fuck should seminary students get special treatment?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:18:02pm

re: #102 ipsos

So does that include student loan forgiveness for students at madrassas? Can’t pass a First Amendment test otherwise.

Nah.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:19:03pm

Conservatives should just admit it. If you’re not a Christian heterosexual white male, you’re nothing to them.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:19:29pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

Why the fuck should seminary students get special treatment?

I’m rather fond of his incentive to increase the surplus population. //

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:26:37pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

@philipaklein
New post: “Elizabeth Warren’s plan to cancel student loan debt would be a slap in the face to all those who struggled to pay off their loans”

a tax cut would be a slap in the face to all those who’ve been paying higher taxes // (1/2)

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:29:01pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:29:02pm

Ya know, the lame-ass excuses and gunfuckers come up with continue to amaze me.

On FB, there was a post this morning about how we’re inflicting Active Shooter Drills on kids, which is pretty fucking traumatic. So, of course, the usual arguments show up - “It’s not the guns, it must be something cultural!”

So I say, ‘Maybe not the guns, but how many of them there are and how easily one can acquire a gun that can kill a lot of people really fast.’

So one guy says ‘the biggest mass shooting in America was done with a bolt action rifle and marksmanship!’, which isn’t true and hasn’t been since 1984. But let’s think about that - the Texas Tower killer needed practice and a perfect snipers perch to kill 17 people. Adam Lanza walked into a school and started pulling the trigger. So, nowadays you can kill A LOT MORE people with almost no training except swapping out magazines.

Some other guy quotes the ‘gun that can kill a lot of people really fast’ part and says, “You mean like a 50 year old 12 gauge pump shotgun with 00 buckshot?” Okay, mostly they hold maybe 5 shells, then you have to manually shove shells in one at a time. How long does that take? Plus, to the best of my knowledge no gun company is making and selling 50 year old shotguns.

These ‘arguments’ are so stupid, they reek of confirmation bias and desperation. These clowns are SO DESPERATE to keep the easy availability of all guns that they’ll accept any level of carnage as long as they can rationalize that it’s got nothing to do with guns.

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:30:08pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

Mr. Too Stupid to commit a federal crime shouldn’t be talking.

And I’m sorry, but Mueller got that wrong.

You can be stupid and commit a federal crime. Stupidity is not a defense.

He could still be indicted, regardless of what he may have heard.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:32:39pm

This checks out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:32:48pm

re: #109 lawhawk

Sorry, Nancy. Can’t agree with you on this one. That bastard deserves to be Impeached. The Mueller Report gives you umpteen valid reasons to.

Make a stand, dammit.

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KGxvi  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:33:55pm

re: #111 lawhawk

And I’m sorry, but Mueller got that wrong.

You can be stupid and commit a federal crime. Stupidity is not a defense.

He could still be indicted, regardless of what he may have heard.

It’s not my area of expertise by any stretch of the imagination, but I did hear some legal talking head on one of the cable news channels say that because of the complexities of the campaign finance laws, it is one of the few areas where ignorance of the law is actually a defense. Of course, the idea that “I didn’t know it was illegal to accept foreign contributions” is a pretty stupid defense because that seems like the sort of thing that anyone that close to a campaign would have learned on day one.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:35:05pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, the lame-ass excuses and gunfuckers come up with continue to amaze me.

On FB, there was a post this morning about how we’re inflicting Active Shooter Drills on kids, which is pretty fucking traumatic. So, of course, the usual arguments show up - “It’s not the guns, it must be something cultural!”

So I say, ‘Maybe not the guns, but how many of them there are and how easily one can acquire a gun that can kill a lot of people really fast.’

So one guy says ‘the biggest mass shooting in America was done with a bolt action rifle and marksmanship!’, which isn’t true and hasn’t been since 1984. But let’s think about that - the Texas Tower killer needed practice and a perfect snipers perch to kill 17 people. Adam Lanza walked into a school and started pulling the trigger. So, nowadays you can kill A LOT MORE people with almost no training except swapping out magazines.

Some other guy quotes the ‘gun that can kill a lot of people really fast’ part and says, “You mean like a 50 year old 12 gauge pump shotgun with 00 buckshot?” Okay, mostly they hold maybe 5 shells, then you have to manually shove shells in one at a time. How long does that take? Plus, to the best of my knowledge no gun company is making and selling 50 year old shotguns.

These ‘arguments’ are so stupid, they reek of confirmation bias and desperation. These clowns are SO DESPERATE to keep the easy availability of all guns that they’ll accept any level of carnage as long as they can rationalize that it’s got nothing to do with guns.

further they will not accept

- that some people should not have access to guns

- that a gun owner must be held 100% personally responsible for whatever is done with his weapon

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William Lewis  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:35:43pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

There’s a book on that, Bloodlands.

Excellent if somewhat depressing bit of history. Combine it with The Wages of Destruction and the story of WWII becomes almost inevitable.

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KGxvi  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:36:04pm

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

Sorry, Nancy. Can’t agree with you on this one. That bastard deserves to be Impeached. The Mueller Report gives you umpteen valid reasons to.

Make a stand, dammit.

If the approach is, “we’re going to double check the report and follow up on a few loose ends” then I’m fine with that. But at this point, all roads must lead to impeachment. Anything else and there’s really no reason to vote for either party ever again.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:37:07pm

re: #114 KGxvi

It’s not my area of expertise by any stretch of the imagination, but I did hear some legal talking head on one of the cable news channels say that because of the complexities of the campaign finance laws, it is one of the few areas where ignorance of the law is actually a defense. Of course, the idea that “I didn’t know it was illegal to accept foreign contributions” is a pretty stupid defense because that seems like the sort of thing that anyone that close to a campaign past the age of eight years old would know inherently have learned on day one.

just helpin’ out

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:38:25pm

re: #114 KGxvi

It’s not my area of expertise by any stretch of the imagination, but I did hear some legal talking head on one of the cable news channels say that because of the complexities of the campaign finance laws, it is one of the few areas where ignorance of the law is actually a defense. Of course, the idea that “I didn’t know it was illegal to accept foreign contributions” is a pretty stupid defense because that seems like the sort of thing that anyone that close to a campaign would have learned on day one.

True but it also helps to remember that Jr is a ridiculous pampered dilettante fail-son. The shit that galls me about it however is that all the lies undermine the defense by indicating consciousness of guilt.

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William Lewis  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:39:16pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

Why the fuck should seminary students get special treatment?

Because they’re critical to rebuilding a catholic Christendom in his warped mind. I get the impression that he’s of the school that Protestants are acceptable (ie canon fodder) till the heathens are gone then the inquisition will fix the rest. Really no different than when Bill Buckley was in his religious fanatic mode.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:41:10pm

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

Sorry, Nancy. Can’t agree with you on this one. That bastard deserves to be Impeached. The Mueller Report gives you umpteen valid reasons to.

Make a stand, dammit.

Impeachment being more a political process than a legal one is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, you really don’t need absolute evidence of violating the criminal code. On the other, even if you have it but can’t get 2/3 of the Senate to convict, you end up at a minimum wasting your time and possibly convincing a big chunk of the electorate that you’re just trying to undo an election you didn’t win.

Arguably, Bill Clinton should have resigned, because his impeachment was widely, and I think correctly, seen as a nakedly political attempt to undo the election of somebody the GOP really hated, the culmination of a years long smearfest by the Right. And the way it played out essentially poisoned Impeachment as a remedy for anything but maybe the President shooting an innocent person on live TV.

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lawhawk  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:41:58pm

re: #119 goddamnedfrank

True but it also helps to remember that Jr is a ridiculous pampered dilettante fail-son. The shit that galls me about it however is that all the lies undermine the defense by indicating consciousness of guilt.

The lies and the subsequent coverup indicate that they knew what they were doing was wrong, which is why they were lying about their Russia contacts in such a way that it would go to motive and mens rea.

Why obstruct justice on the investigation if you didn’t do anything wrong. At some level, they knew what they were doing was wrong, so they obstructed justice, and put themselves in a worse position for it.

Oh, and the report found that Russia intended to interfere in our election in 2016, and they are still at it.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:42:29pm

So guys Sirota is whining because Warrens more thoughtful post secondary plan is getting props. Proof again that Sirota is a hack scumbag who thinks it’s all about his Bernie.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:44:11pm

re: #96 gocart mozart

Hell, when I was a rifle platoon sergeant in the 101st my call sign was Killer 5

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William Lewis  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:44:26pm
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Teukka  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:45:23pm

re: #121 Blind Frog Belly White

Impeachment being more a political process than a legal one is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, you really don’t need absolute evidence of violating the criminal code. On the other, even if you have it but can’t get 2/3 of the Senate to convict, you end up at a minimum wasting your time and possibly convincing a big chunk of the electorate that you’re just trying to undo an election you didn’t win.

Arguably, Bill Clinton should have resigned, because his impeachment was widely, and I think correctly, seen as a nakedly political attempt to undo the election of somebody the GOP really hated, the culmination of a years long smearfest by the Right. And the way it played out essentially poisoned Impeachment as a remedy for anything but maybe the President shooting an innocent person on live TV.

Also, doing a proper and as public as possible investigation prior to going to impeachment builds public support as well as incentivizes some members a certain party to choose country over party. Plus the balls-in-the-vise satisfaction as the investigation progresses.

Just my .02€ worth.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:45:27pm

re: #123 HappyWarrior

So guys Sirota is whining because Warrens more thoughtful post secondary plan is getting props. Proof again that Sirota is a hack scumbag who thinks it’s all about his Bernie.

Well he does work for Bernie now so I suppose he feels he has an obligation to bitch about such things.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:46:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:46:33pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, the lame-ass excuses and gunfuckers come up with continue to amaze me.

On FB, there was a post this morning about how we’re inflicting Active Shooter Drills on kids, which is pretty fucking traumatic. So, of course, the usual arguments show up - “It’s not the guns, it must be something cultural!”

So I say, ‘Maybe not the guns, but how many of them there are and how easily one can acquire a gun that can kill a lot of people really fast.’

So one guy says ‘the biggest mass shooting in America was done with a bolt action rifle and marksmanship!’, which isn’t true and hasn’t been since 1984. But let’s think about that - the Texas Tower killer needed practice and a perfect snipers perch to kill 17 people. Adam Lanza walked into a school and started pulling the trigger. So, nowadays you can kill A LOT MORE people with almost no training except swapping out magazines.

Some other guy quotes the ‘gun that can kill a lot of people really fast’ part and says, “You mean like a 50 year old 12 gauge pump shotgun with 00 buckshot?” Okay, mostly they hold maybe 5 shells, then you have to manually shove shells in one at a time. How long does that take? Plus, to the best of my knowledge no gun company is making and selling 50 year old shotguns.

These ‘arguments’ are so stupid, they reek of confirmation bias and desperation. These clowns are SO DESPERATE to keep the easy availability of all guns that they’ll accept any level of carnage as long as they can rationalize that it’s got nothing to do with guns.

What infuriates me about the gun nuts is their insensitivity to anyone who has lost a loved one due to gun violence. As you guys know, I’m one of those people. They like to go “Well they probably would have done it some other way.” A gun made it easier for my Grand Uncle to quickly kill himself just like Adam Lanza’s weapon made it easier for him to murder those children.. Around the same time as Sandy Hook, there was a mass stabbing in a Chinese school and while that was awful for those kids too, there weren’t fatalities and once again guns are purposely designed to kill and kill rapidly especially the one he used.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:49:01pm

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

Well he does work for Bernie now so I suppose he feels he has an obligation to bitch about such things.

True, true. It’s just pathetic how he can’t let anyone else have any progressive bonafides. FWIW I think education is much more complex than making college free or affordable but I’ll give Warren credit, she did her homework on this much better than Bernie did. Warren is the candidate that Berniebros think Bernie is but they hate her since she’s daring to challenge his royal Bernness.

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KGxvi  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:49:39pm

re: #128 Dave In Austin

I got suckered into paying $100 for turbo tax’s “free” software because the free plan didn’t include the student loan interest deduction form. Granted, the difference between claiming and not claim that was well over $100 between state and federal, but it was rather annoying.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:50:21pm

re: #111 lawhawk

And I’m sorry, but Mueller got that wrong.

You can be stupid and commit a federal crime. Stupidity is not a defense.

He could still be indicted, regardless of what he may have heard.

Yeah I didn’t get that either. Hopefully SDNY or Albany will be charging Don Jr, his sister, and brother in law with something eventually. I really think that little twerp could benefit from sometime in a court room and knowing he can’t just bribe his way away.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:51:11pm

re: #129 HappyWarrior

What infuriates me about the gun nuts is their insensitivity to anyone who has lost a loved one due to gun violence. As you guys know, I’m one of those people. They like to go “Well they probably would have done it some other way.” A gun made it easier for my Grand Uncle to quickly kill himself just like Adam Lanza’s weapon made it easier for him to murder those children.. Around the same time as Sandy Hook, there was a mass stabbing in a Chinese school and while that was awful for those kids too, there weren’t fatalities and once again guns are purposely designed to kill and kill rapidly especially the one he used.

It was the same goddam day as Sandy Hook, if I remember - 22 wounded. 0 Dead.

Also, as I’ve posted before, The Younger Boy’s high school was attacked by a former student who didn’t have a gun, so he used poorly made pipe bombs which barely scarred the linoleum, and tried to use a chainsaw. Nobody even hurt.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:53:16pm

re: #133 Blind Frog Belly White

It was the same goddam day as Sandy Hook, if I remember - 22 wounded. 0 Dead.

Also, as I’ve posted before, The Younger Boy’s high school was attacked by a former student who didn’t have a gun, so he used poorly made pipe bombs which barely scarred the linoleum, and tried to use a chainsaw. Nobody even hurt.

Yeah it was. Glad no one got hurt at your son’s school. The fallacies that bend over backwards to justify this bullshit that civilians should be owning military weapons just piss me off. Oh and do not get me started when they give you a hard time because you don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of guns. I won’t beat a dead horse but I hated when that used to happen here. I’m pro 2A but I’m also pro fucking reason too.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:55:06pm

I imagine Pelosi wants to dot the t’s if she’s going to pursue impeachment. FWIW, I think Impeachment should move forward but it should be done in a way that A) doesn’t come off like a show trial, B) delivers to the American people exactly what happened and why Trump needs to go, and C) Makes clear the damage Trump has done to the executive office.

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plansbandc  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:55:57pm
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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:59:18pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

I have a solution for that as well: You can file to get a refund on any payments made within 5 years of the law’s implementation, minus any tax credits.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:59:53pm

Apparently “Americans remain split on the Mueller report”
Huffpo/yougov poll

My guess is that the two groups are those who can read and those who can’t

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 1:59:59pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

Yeah it was. Glad no one got hurt at your son’s school. The fallacies that bend over backwards to justify this bullshit that civilians should be owning military weapons just piss me off. Oh and do not get me started when they give you a hard time because you don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of guns. I won’t beat a dead horse but I hated when that used to happen here. I’m pro 2A but I’m also pro fucking reason too.

“You incorredctly identified the bayonet lug on an M1 Garand, so why should I listen to your opinions on the availability of firearms to people under restraining orders?”

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gwangung  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:00:44pm

re: #138 Man, DangerMan

Apparently “Americans remain split on the Mueller report”
Huffpo/yougov poll

My guess is that the two groups are those who can read and those who can’t

True.

Unfortunately, both groups vote.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:01:45pm
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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:02:18pm

re: #117 KGxvi

If the approach is, “we’re going to double check the report and follow up on a few loose ends” then I’m fine with that. But at this point, all roads must lead to impeachment. Anything else and there’s really no reason to vote for either party ever again.

I’m guessing she’s trying very hard not to telegraph

Impeachment hearings and an impeachment vote are a fork down the road

Investigation hearings are going on now

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:02:22pm

re: #140 gwangung

True.

Unfortunately, both groups vote.

Which is why some high profile hearings needs to be held. McGahn (?sp) would be a good start.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:02:36pm

re: #139 Blind Frog Belly White

“You incorredctly identified the bayonet lug on an M1 Garand, so why should I listen to your opinions on the availability of firearms to people under restraining orders?”

Yeah stupid shit like that. It’s just a pathetic diversion tactic and I hated when it was used here when we talked guns. Thankfully no mas. I admit it. I don’t know guns. I do know enough that a lot of the weapons used in recent shootings were intended to fire rapidly and kill large amounts of people. I really do get why someone would want a handgun or a rifle for protection, recreational hunting, or getting pests but come the hell on with the AR-15 stuff. I don’t even mind people being able to shoot them on ranges as a means to blow off steam but I’m uncomfortable with people accumulating mini arsenals.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:03:03pm

re: #143 Belafon

Which is why some high profile hearings needs to be held. McGahn (?sp) would be a good start.

Yeah McGahn needs to testify.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:03:52pm

re: #74 Blind Frog Belly White

I feel like Biden is a step backwards.

I’m not going to worry about it since Kentucky’s primary is so late most of the candidates will have been eliminated. I’ll vote for the Not-Bernie candidate in the primary, then the nominee, whoever it ends up being.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:04:42pm

re: #139 Blind Frog Belly White

“You incorredctly identified the bayonet lug on an M1 Garand, so why should I listen to your opinions on the availability of firearms to people under restraining orders?”

“Unless you can describe the communications protocol on the internet, I’m afraid I can’t take your arguments online seriously.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:05:38pm

re: #138 Man, DangerMan

Apparently “Americans remain split on the Mueller report”
Huffpo/yougov poll

My guess is that the two groups are those who can read and those who can’t

And now you see how effective Trump and social media have been at poisoning the discourse. If this shit had happened before the internet was a thing I don’t think there’d be much of a split.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:06:41pm

re: #121 Blind Frog Belly White

Impeachment being more a political process than a legal one is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, you really don’t need absolute evidence of violating the criminal code. On the other, even if you have it but can’t get 2/3 of the Senate to convict, you end up at a minimum wasting your time and possibly convincing a big chunk of the electorate that you’re just trying to undo an election you didn’t win.

Arguably, Bill Clinton should have resigned, because his impeachment was widely, and I think correctly, seen as a nakedly political attempt to undo the election of somebody the GOP really hated, the culmination of a years long smearfest by the Right. And the way it played out essentially poisoned Impeachment as a remedy for anything but maybe the President shooting an innocent person on live TV.

Otoh
Trump isn’t Clinton in personality or as presidential material

And what trump has done is light-years from Clinton’s

Clinton lied and hid an affair
Trump is purposely or not taking a wrecking ball to the Constitution and rule of law. And everybody, including the feckless Rs know it

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:06:49pm

re: #147 Belafon

“Unless you can describe the communications protocol on the internet, I’m afraid I can’t take your arguments online seriously.”

And then there’s how they try to insist guns are for anything but killing. And how they blame everything but guns. I remember the NRA tried to blame True Romance or maybe it was Natural Born Killers for Lanza.

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:07:28pm

Having to skip these last few threads: just swamped. But wanted to post this link, which I found good.

popular.info

The April 22 post, Mueller’s slam dunk

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:10:39pm

re: #149 Man, DangerMan

Otoh
Trump isn’t Clinton in personality or as presidential material

And what trump has done is light-years from Clinton’s

Clinton lied and hid an affair
Trump is purposely or not taking a wrecking ball to the Constitution and rule of law. And everybody, including the feckless Rs know it

While I agree with this in every particular, the problem is low information voters who desperately want to see everything through the lens of ‘Both Sidesism’.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:11:03pm

re: #121 Blind Frog Belly White

Impeachment being more a political process than a legal one is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, you really don’t need absolute evidence of violating the criminal code. On the other, even if you have it but can’t get 2/3 of the Senate to convict, you end up at a minimum wasting your time and possibly convincing a big chunk of the electorate that you’re just trying to undo an election you didn’t win.

Arguably, Bill Clinton should have resigned, because his impeachment was widely, and I think correctly, seen as a nakedly political attempt to undo the election of somebody the GOP really hated, the culmination of a years long smearfest by the Right. And the way it played out essentially poisoned Impeachment as a remedy for anything but maybe the President shooting an innocent person on live TV.

I’ve heard some Republicans say they don’t want to put the American people through another Clinton-like impeachment.

This after they put the American people through the Clinton impeachment.

In other words: we fucked it all up so now we cry about it because it’s all fucked up.

The great thing, that stance also protects Republicans. Win win!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:12:08pm

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

Sorry, Nancy. Can’t agree with you on this one. That bastard deserves to be Impeached. The Mueller Report gives you umpteen valid reasons to.

Make a stand, dammit.

Lets have hearings first. It was the televised hearings of Watergate testimony that caused support for Nixon to crumble, leading to his actual ouster. The only way the Senate will convict is if support for Trump shows a precipitous slide so that they can make the political calculation that its worse for them to stand by him than to turn against him. Polling is already beginning to show increased disapproval of Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:14:07pm

re: #153 ObserverArt

I’ve heard some Republicans say they don’t want to put the American people through another Clinton-like impeachment.

This after they put the American people through the Clinton impeachment.

In other words: we fucked it all up so now we cry about it because it’s all fucked up.

The great thing, that stance also protects Republicans. Win win!

They said the same thing when there was talk about impeaching Bush too. I think you would have a harder time impeaching Bush TBH but the whole “Don’t put the country through this” is such crap. You know what, the onus is fucking on them, Trump’s the one that needs to apologize to the nation for continuing to lie to us and to treat those who dare criticize his conduct like they’re not Americans. The motherfucker has shown more deference towards dictators than he has Democrats in Congress. He and his party can fuck the right fuck off into the sunset.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:14:40pm

re: #145 HappyWarrior

Yeah McGahn needs to testify.

I believe I heard he’s up first

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:14:47pm

re: #154 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Lets have hearings first. It was the televised hearings of Watergate testimony that caused support for Nixon to crumble, leading to his actual ouster. The only way the Senate will convict is if support for Trump shows a precipitous slide so that they can make the political calculation that its worse for them to stand by him than to turn against him. Polling is already beginning to show increased disapproval of Trump.

Agree. Let the American people see what we know here to be true that Trump isn’t fit to be President.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:14:55pm

re: #156 Man, DangerMan

I believe I heard he’s up first

Batter up.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:16:07pm

re: #131 KGxvi

I got suckered into paying $100 for turbo tax’s “free” software because the free plan didn’t include the student loan interest deduction form. Granted, the difference between claiming and not claim that was well over $100 between state and federal, but it was rather annoying.

The IRS should develop software that populates the information we have already provided them into your return so that many people could actually file for free. But of course corporate lobbyists for the tax return companies have it blocked.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:17:13pm

re: #125 William Lewis

Something fun…

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Video

On an Ovation with a pickup into a Twin. Nice.

He was a natural. He didn’t read music when he was first doing paid studio gigs as one of the Wrecking Crew. That natural.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:18:19pm

re: #148 Eclectic Cyborg

And now you see how effective Trump and social media have been at poisoning the discourse. If this shit had happened before the internet was a thing I don’t think there’d be much of a split.

I wonder how much it’s poisoning vs an efficient ability to “mobilize

Imo they were just as ignorant and stupid before. Now it’s Just easier to get to them.

Splitting hairs I guess

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:22:23pm

re: #159 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The IRS should develop software that populates the information we have already provided them into your return so that many people could actually file for free. But of course corporate lobbyists for the tax return companies have it blocked.

Sen. Ron Wyden is pushing for that. He gave it a catchy name, but I wasn’t wearing my glove.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:22:34pm

re: #138 Man, DangerMan

Apparently “Americans remain split on the Mueller report”
Huffpo/yougov poll

My guess is that the two groups are those who can read and those who can’t

Gotta count in that ‘out on 5th Avenue’ group too ‘man.

Some of them can read, they understand…they just don’t care. Donny is their man and can do no wrong.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:23:30pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Agree. Let the American people see what we know here to be true that Trump isn’t fit to be President.

Yep, you can actually see that just the report itself is causing a significant decline in Trump’s support; imagine what the effect of televised testimony will be.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:24:23pm

re: #164 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yep, you can actually see that just the report itself is causing a significant decline in Trump’s support; imagine what the effect of televised testimony will be.

Exactly. I understand the want/need for impeachment. But let’s do it right.

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:24:45pm

re: #163 ObserverArt

Gotta count in that ‘out on 5th Avenue’ group too ‘man.

Some of them can read, they understand…they just don’t care. Donny is their man and can do no wrong.

Hey it’s my damn metaphor and if they don’t care then they’re not reading//

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DangerMan  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:25:40pm

re: #164 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yep, you can actually see that just the report itself is causing a significant decline in Trump’s support; imagine what the effect of televised testimony will be.

Nauseatingly drawn out televised testimony

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:28:31pm

re: #167 Man, DangerMan

Nauseatingly drawn out televised testimony

I recommend lying on the floor. It’s how I watched hours of Watergate hearings.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:28:36pm

re: #167 Man, DangerMan

Nauseatingly drawn out televised testimony

IMO if you rush it, you risk the chance of making mistakes. If you do it right though, you’ll make it harder. And the more it’s drawn out the more Trump will panic and make mistakes that who knows could get us some Republicans on board.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:29:11pm

re: #166 Man, DangerMan

Hey it’s my damn metaphor and if they don’t care then they’re not reading//

You’re an accountant. I was giving you more numbers to work with.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:32:03pm

re: #170 ObserverArt

You’re an accountant. I was giving you more numbers to work with.

Dude. Tax season just ended. Give him a break.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:36:17pm

Stray thought this afternoon. As the arguments about Trumps taxes escalate, be sure to mention that without the taxes, Al Capone would have freakin walked.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:36:25pm

re: #159 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The IRS should develop software that populates the information we have already provided them into your return so that many people could actually file for free. But of course corporate lobbyists for the tax return companies have it blocked.

Someone would have to budget for that first, and that isn’t going to happen any time soon.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:37:15pm

re: #171 wrenchwench

Dude. Tax season just ended. Give him a break.

This was not taxing!

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:38:47pm

re: #174 ObserverArt

This was not taxing!

Have you been to 5th Ave.?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:42:46pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:44:11pm

re: #176 Stanley Sea

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That was quick.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:44:51pm

May is going to be fun.

Check the dates.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:45:02pm

re: #176 Stanley Sea

We might here the raging Trump all the way here in Dallas.

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garzooma  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:46:15pm

re: #172 Unshaken Defiance

Stray thought this afternoon. As the arguments about Trumps taxes escalate, be sure to mention that without the taxes, Al Capone would have freakin walked.

Also, that Trump isn’t guilty of conspiracy in the same way that Capone wasn’t guilty of racketeering.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:47:33pm

re: #176 Stanley Sea

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I get the feeling Trump is going to screw up bad in the next few weeks trying to to get to and stop McGhan somehow.

He won’t be able to resist, things are getting hotter and hotter.

I wonder if McGhan has his digital recorder and mini cam ready to go? Someone like a Cory Lewandowski might just bump into him and ask some favors.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:47:52pm

re: #178 Stanley Sea

May is going to be fun.

Check the dates.

May flowers bring June Trump howlers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:54:01pm

re: #153 ObserverArt

I’ve heard some Republicans say they don’t want to put the American people through another Clinton-like impeachment.

This after they put the American people through the Clinton impeachment.

In other words: we fucked it all up so now we cry about it because it’s all fucked up.

The great thing, that stance also protects Republicans. Win win!

IOW, the unsuccessful and largely frivolous impeachment of Clinton makes it MUCH more difficult to impeach a President who has done for more egregious shit, and when you combine the utter shamelessness of the Senate GOP caucus with their pants-wetting fear of Trump’s insane moron base, you have too high a wall to climb, especially if it might make it harder to defeat him in 19 months.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:55:03pm

re: #178 Stanley Sea

May 21 is the PA Primary.
seventy.org

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:57:37pm

So when is Trump going to have his next “I’m so awesome!” rally?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:57:51pm

re: #184 PhillyPretzel

May 21 is the PA Primary.
seventy.org

I remember when the Delaware County Republican Committee called themselves The War Board!

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mmmirele  Apr 22, 2019 • 2:58:56pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Really? And God would wait almost 800 years to retaliate because??

Oh, that’s like the “pastor” of the “church” I picketed yesterday who said Christianity got rid of slavery in every place the practice of Christianity was taken up. You bet I bloody hell mocked him. I pointed out slavery existed in the UK until 1832 and he backed away, ah well, it wasn’t the same government? I snapped back with, Ok, how about from 1066? It took them 700 years to do away with slavery. I swear, these people are deliberately dumb.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:00:38pm

re: #186 Joe Bacon 🌹

That is one of the many quirks of PA politics. From what I have been told it is the League of Women Voters in the rest of the State that does most of the election work, only in Philly it is the Committee of Seventy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:01:26pm

re: #187 mmmirele

“Christianity got rid of slavery in every country where Christianity had established slavery!”

Or,

“Hey! Where’s your gratitude? I STOPPED beating you, didn’t I?”

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:02:22pm

re: #187 mmmirele

Oh, that’s like the “pastor” of the “church” I picketed yesterday who said Christianity got rid of slavery in every place the practice of Christianity was taken up. You bet I bloody hell mocked him. I pointed out slavery existed in the UK until 1832 and he backed away, ah well, it wasn’t the same government? I snapped back with, Ok, how about from 1066? It took them 700 years to do away with slavery. I swear, these people are deliberately dumb.

Men in some cultures have not met a woman armed with facts, and the courage to deliver them face-to-face. They feel disarmed.

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Jay C  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:03:41pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Really? And God would wait almost 800 years to retaliate because??

Well, maybe it’s because 777 years means something….

Seeing 777 is a spiritual message from your guardian angel.

I guess the message wasn’t something as simple as “watch out for fires”.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:05:39pm

re: #117 KGxvi

If the approach is, “we’re going to double check the report and follow up on a few loose ends” then I’m fine with that. But at this point, all roads must lead to impeachment. Anything else and there’s really no reason to vote for either party ever again.

Well, except the makeup of the federal courts.

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Old Liberal  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:06:58pm

re: #13 Blind Frog Belly White

That whole “slap in the face” argument is just so damn stupid. One of the things I hate most about my generation (Boomers) is how many of us simply assume that the world that young people face today is the same one that they entered as young adults, where a college degree got you a good job in your field that provided healthcare, and that if you went to a state school in your own state it was practically free, and that you could ‘work your way through school’.

Christ, today you could come out the other end of 4 years in a state school in California with $80,000 in debt!

I came out of college in 1977 and had a damn hard time finding any job let alone a good pay job. I didn’t find a yellow brick road of prosperity waiting.

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garzooma  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:09:14pm

Anyone know why Manafort wasn’t charged with obstruction?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:09:58pm

moron is upset again

so I suppose Dobbs will be stroking something tonight:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:11:05pm

re: #192 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Well, except the makeup of the federal courts.

And I hate to say it, but that’s the big difference between the Left and the Right. Even a fair number of the people on the Right who HATED Trump, and thought him an even worse candidate on the merits than the hated Hillary Clinton still came out and voted for him because of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary.

On the Left? We have a bunch of whiny babies who think the parties are the same because Bernie lost, and who in future years will wonder how it happened that gay people can’t marry anymore, and women can’t get abortions, but you can buy a goddam bazooka at the sporting goods store.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:12:33pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is upset again

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He’s losing.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:13:30pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is upset again

[PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!]

I could hear it when he posted that tweet. And I have him blocked.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:14:29pm

re: #131 KGxvi

I got suckered into paying $100 for turbo tax’s “free” software because the free plan didn’t include the student loan interest deduction form. Granted, the difference between claiming and not claim that was well over $100 between state and federal, but it was rather annoying.

As usual, I filled out my tax forms manually, printed them out, and sent them in. (Well, last year I went to a professional tax preparer because my taxes had got complicated, and I needed an example on how to do some new forms.) I have an excel spreadsheet to do the calculations, and I fill in the numbers and copy them onto the forms. No charge….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:18:39pm

Rango and I went for a walk in the park Sunday. It is probably at about the peak of green, maybe slightly past, but just so alive, especially compared to back in November just before the rains began.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:23:05pm

re: #197 HappyWarrior

He’s losing.

Good. More please.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:28:22pm

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

Good. More please.

Just gotta keep the foot on accelerate. Can’t let him control the narrative.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:35:23pm

Don’t think this has been posted

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:36:22pm

hahahahaha

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:37:13pm

re: #197 HappyWarrior

He’s losing.

What I want is “He’s losing it.” That would be better.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:37:14pm

re: #203 Stanley Sea

Don’t think this has been posted

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Dumbasses. Yet he wants to investigate Obama. He’s just throwing shit at the wall now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:39:06pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahaha

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I bet even Melania refuses his orders most of the time.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:39:20pm

Trump in short is basically how dare you investigate me!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:40:23pm

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet even Melania refuses his orders most of the time.

Wouldn’t it be the funniest thing ever if she filed for divorce right now?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:42:27pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:42:31pm

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet even Melania refuses his orders most of the time.

In tr*mpland, he follows melanoma’s orders. And, now I need an acid bath with Brillo and a bleach rinsing.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:43:10pm

She and her new kidneys can move on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:44:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:46:36pm

The only thing that will give us relief after all his continual 🚮

Just so no one dies….

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:47:02pm

If we want an impeachment then we have to support the Democrats as best we can. If you have a Republican Senator in your state, bomb him with messages asking for impeachment, etc.

Tell the Democrats to stay on it, you want a full investigation and an impeachment.

And remember, Mitch McConnell answers to all of us being Senate Majority Leader…so use his contact form at this link.

I have contacted Rob Portman (OH) of course, and Mitch too and will be doing it more.

Everyone…keep the pressure on. The time you write a comment here can be about the same to write a simple message to a Senator. We gotta do it.

Here is the contact info for every Senator on a federal government site for the Senate.

Senators of the 116th Congress

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nines09  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:47:29pm

Hello all. I haven’t forgotten any of you. I just had to pull out of that dive I was in.
I figured I would just spit on Twitter. No muss. No fuss. Vast area of land mass.
Like a continent. Or something, something.
“Let us sally forth..”
Yeah. I’m a hoot.
jfc what a ride.

So to sum up in as few words as I can, hello.
Hand me that pipe.
No.
The other one.
Want to hear a song?
It’s titled “Why I Slammed My Fingers Into A Car Door Repeatedly” or something like that.
And notice the tuning is sharp.
Nice clue.
Music.

Eric Clapton/Cream -“Crossroads”- Guitar (SOLO) Lesson #6 with Chelsea Constable

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:48:54pm

re: #208 HappyWarrior

Trump in short is basically how dare you investigate me!

Cocky in public.

Fuming in private.

He’s all fake.

He’s scared.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:50:19pm
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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:50:38pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is upset again

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How does he ever have time to do any work, even if he was so inclined???

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:51:37pm

Forty years ago today. It would be much, much worse if it happened now. The mad dog was either put down by the SWAT team or shot himself; no one is quite sure but he ended up dead.
The day madness went on parade

Two people were killed and 51 injured on April 27, 1979, when Ira Attebury opened fire from inside his mobile home on a festive crowd gathered to watch the Battle of Flowers Parade at the intersection of Broadway and East Grayson Street.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:51:41pm

re: #209 HappyWarrior

Wouldn’t it be the funniest thing ever if she filed for divorce right now?

Republicans: There is Judiciary Department precedent first ladies of America can’t file for divorce of a sitting president.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:52:33pm

re: #220 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Basically a precursor to the Vegas shooting.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:53:44pm

re: #88 Eventual Carrion

It takes that long for the spaceship to get back here.

My Google-fu is weak so this is from memory, but in the earlier part of the last century some wag deduced that the Throne Of God was 9 light years from earth as it took that long for Russian prayers to reach the Almighty after their defeat at the hands of the Japanese at Tsushima, and as long again for Divine Retribution to be visited on the Land of the Rising Sun in the form of the 1923 Yokohama earthquake.

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austin_blue  Apr 22, 2019 • 3:57:51pm

re: #217 ObserverArt

Cocky in public.

Fuming in private.

He’s all fake.

He’s scared.

He should be. He’s suing the Congress to protect his tax returns.

Sorry, Prexy! You are not a private citizen, anymore! You don’t have any choice in surrendering documents demanded by a co-equal member of the Government given its Constitutional responsibility to investigate whatever it wants.

Remember Whitwater? Remember Vince Foster? Remember Watergate? Iran-Contra? Bill Clinton? Benghazi?

Well, now, you narcissistic, sociopathic, pussy-grabbing shit-gibbon, it’s your turn in the barrel, and they are going to impeach your candy ass and send the case to the Senate, where the Repub majority is going to stare into the maw of re-election hell in 2020.

Sucks to be you.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:01:08pm

For those of you who want to see some cute pictures of cats go to BodegaCats on twitter.

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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:01:25pm

Heh…

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:02:43pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:02:54pm

Heh, I always catch a bit of Ari and turn off Tweety Matthews right away.

He started off his show with: Impeach, now or never.

I don’t like him, but go get ‘em Tweety. You went after Clinton, so you had better go after Trump even more.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:03:07pm
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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:04:45pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia, meet with President Vladimir Putin.

Cutting out the middleman, as it were…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:10:03pm
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KGxvi  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:11:47pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

Agenda:

1. Laugh at Trump’s stupidity
2. Negotiate trade deal that benefits both leaders
3. Lunch
4. Follow up laughing at Trump’s stupidity with plans to make him look an even bigger fool
5. Workshop ways to make future American President Mike Pence look like an even bigger fool

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:12:32pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Kim Jong Un will visit Russia, meet with President Vladimir Putin]

The Kremlin said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia “in the second half of April,” but gave no further details.

That’s gonna drive Trump nuts. Nutser.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:14:05pm

re: #230 makeitstop

Cutting out the middleman, as it were…

Kim: Dude, this Trump guy. He’s so fucking crazy!

Putin: I know, I know. But he will help get us what we want.

Kim: If you want me to do another summit with him it’s going to cost you extra. A LOT extra.

Putin: Do not worry about money, Kim. I got you.

Kim: And he smells so bad. And the yelling, my god the yelling. Dude is certifiably insane…and they call me fucked up!

Putin: He does get loud and annoying a lot of the time doesn’t he?

Kim: And those stupid tiny hands!

*Both men laugh*

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:14:18pm

re: #232 KGxvi

Agenda:

1. Laugh at Trump’s stupidity
2. Negotiate trade deal that benefits both leaders
3. Lunch
4. Follow up laughing at Trump’s stupidity with plans to make him look an even bigger fool
5. Workshop ways to make future American President Mike Pence look like an even bigger fool

We’ll need video.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:17:44pm

re: #193 Old Liberal

Recession days……

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:18:35pm

re: #218 Patricia Kayden

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He’s such a pathetic douche bag.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:20:24pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Lol’d

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:22:35pm

Easter worshipers is kind of weird but it’s a pretty fucking stupid thing to get upset about especially given you know the President said 137 million people died and I can understand the phrase too. Ben Shapiro just likes looking for shit to whine about because he’s a fucking hack with no life outside of trolling college campuses and being fellated as this genius that he’s not nor will ever be.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:24:24pm

re: #193 Old Liberal

I came out of college in 1977 and had a damn hard time finding any job let alone a good pay job. I didn’t find a yellow brick road of prosperity waiting.

Same here. All the doors were slammed except for Social Security.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:31:39pm

The DFW area gained 1 million in less than ten years. All three areas larger than the DFW, NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, lost population over that period.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:33:51pm

And 1/3 of Texas counties lost population.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:35:43pm

re: #241 Belafon

The DFW area gained 1 million in less than ten years. All three areas larger than the DFW, NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, lost population over that period.

Is it cheaper to live and to relocate a business in DFW? It’s getting overly expensive in those other 3.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:35:52pm

re: #242 Belafon

And 1/3 of Texas counties lost population.

And DFW has been becoming more Democratic too right? I think Texas will go Democratic in a presidential election by 2032. Maybe even earlier. If that happens, I think the GOP is fucked electorally in presidential elections.

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austin_blue  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:39:55pm

re: #243 wrenchwench

Is it cheaper to live and to relocate a business in DFW? It’s getting overly expensive in those other 3.

Yes. It’s more expensive in Austin now than DFW.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:41:08pm

re: #243 wrenchwench

Is it cheaper to live and to relocate a business in DFW? It’s getting overly expensive in those other 3.

We have a whole lot of area to build in. I zoomed out so that I could include the next large areas that Dallas would have to grow to. Note that we’re not water-bound on any side:

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:42:34pm

And most of our growth is outward, even though they are building apartments like mad in Dallas

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:47:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:47:40pm

re: #248 Patricia Kayden

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OFFS

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:48:51pm

re: #248 Patricia Kayden

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Inhuman.

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gocart mozart  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:51:18pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:51:21pm

re: #248 Patricia Kayden

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I genuinely don’t know why Donny is spending so much effort to make the US look reprehensible enough to please the evangelicals, they plan to vote for him because that’s what the pulpit pimps tell them “God” wants.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:51:33pm

moron is very worried…he’s retweeting a firehose of nonsense

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:52:07pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:52:31pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is very worried…he’s retweeting a firehose of nonsense

He’s been totally exonerated…which is why he continues to act in a way that would make even Richard Nixon look embarrassed.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:57:57pm
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jaunte  Apr 22, 2019 • 4:59:01pm
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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:00:09pm

re: #251 gocart mozart

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Pete would be younger if he won.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:00:31pm

re: #257 jaunte

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Such an obnoxious blowhard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:00:47pm

he’s up to two dozen retweets.
at least one of them is five days old.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:01:43pm

re: #254 Patricia Kayden

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Because Democrats didn’t control the House for two years, and any impeachment will have to start with investigations.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:02:09pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is very worried…he’s retweeting a firehose of nonsense

Up until he types in ‘bullshit’, then they yank the phone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:03:09pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:13:30pm

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was thrown out years ago in Philly. In order to time a vehicle one must use a license plate or VIN (Vehicle ID Number).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:16:34pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:17:45pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aww. That is so cute. :)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:18:12pm

re: #131 KGxvi

I got suckered into paying $100 for turbo tax’s “free” software because the free plan didn’t include the student loan interest deduction form. Granted, the difference between claiming and not claim that was well over $100 between state and federal, but it was rather annoying.

re: #159 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The IRS should develop software that populates the information we have already provided them into your return so that many people could actually file for free. But of course corporate lobbyists for the tax return companies have it blocked.

This is why I input all my data into at least two different “FREE” tax preparers each season.
Even though the IRS “FREE” filer finder program told me I didn’t qualify to use Turbo Tax, I completed their free program short of filing, to back-check Tax Act’s final outcome. Seeing both outcomes matched, I filed for free with Tax Act (which I still qualified to use) and have already recieved my rebate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:20:38pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:24:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:27:53pm

re: #269 The Vicious Babushka

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He was such a dick to her.

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jaunte  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:32:14pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:33:16pm

re: #251 gocart mozart

Um. Pete Buttigieg is 37?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:33:35pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:36:33pm

re: #245 austin_blue

Yes. It’s more expensive in Austin now than DFW.

Dallas would be a non-starter for me. No Cypress Grill.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:36:56pm

re: #270 HappyWarrior

He was such a dick to her.

He is a Giant Dick to everyone (except his own dick, which is very very very very tiny)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:38:55pm

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

He is a Giant Dick to everyone (except his own dick, which is very very very very tiny)

Ha indeed.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:40:17pm

re: #250 wrenchwench

Inhuman.

Barbarians are US.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:43:02pm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
I still have no intention of seeking the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
(As before, I might yet change my mind if someone has an extra billion they would kick in.)
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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:44:10pm

re: #278 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Embedded Image

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
I still have no intention of seeking the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
(As before, I might yet change my mind if someone has an extra billion they would kick in.)

I’m not running either. TBH I really hope the field gets smaller by the fall.

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Targetpractice  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:48:16pm

re: #278 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Embedded Image

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
I still have no intention of seeking the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
(As before, I might yet change my mind if someone has an extra billion they would kick in.)

I have not decided if I will run or not, I figure I’ll just dick around with an “exploratory committee” for a few months and see if I can get any rich donors to convince me to run.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:48:35pm
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jaunte  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:49:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 5:56:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:00:11pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:00:32pm

re: #281 Charles Johnson

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CNBC caption writer not leaving this one to chance:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:02:26pm

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Pretty rich given that you have talked about investigating Hillary and Obama. You don’t want the investigating because you don’t want the truth about your party and Trump revealed to the world that your party and its nominee sold us out. Your party can go to hell.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:03:46pm

And you know what there are plenty of us in the “heartland” who would love to see Trump investigated so please spare me “Real America is tired of investigations” party that impeached a President over lying about a blowjob. And that vowed to continue to investigate HRC.

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:04:05pm

re: #272 GlutenFreeJesus

Um. Pete Buttigieg is 37?

Holy schnikies! I turn 37 in about two weeks. He’s only four months older than me!

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:06:18pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:13:45pm

<

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:15:52pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:17:50pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:18:04pm
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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:18:07pm

#288 teleskiguy

Holy schnikies! I turn 37 in about two weeks. He’s only four months older than me!

I’d rather vote for you.

Better hair.

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:20:11pm

re: #294 wrenchwench

#288 teleskiguy

I’d rather vote for you.

Better hair.

We haven’t voted for a president with facial hair since William Howard Taft, let alone a man with a mane that extends all the way to one’s butt crack.

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Jay C  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:22:21pm

re: #295 teleskiguy

We haven’t voted for a president with facial hair since William Howard Taft, let alone a man with a mane that extends all the way to one’s butt crack.

Then it’s about time, then..

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:23:12pm

re: #295 teleskiguy

We haven’t voted for a president with facial hair since William Howard Taft, let alone a man with a mane that extends all the way to one’s butt crack.

We’d never voted for a reality show idiot, either.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:23:40pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:26:29pm

re: #271 jaunte

I take it Nadler is a lawyer.

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jaunte  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:28:48pm

re: #299 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Both conjunctively and disjunctively.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:35:35pm
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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:36:25pm

Susan Bankston (Juanita Jean) is very proud of her son’s legal jousting with Alex Jones:

In case you were wondering, my boy isn’t getting a big head over this. It’s still his job to clean all the dog poop out of the backyard before the Easter Egg hunt. And Alex Jones was particularly angry over this column. On his show, he said, “The New York Times tries to make him out to be Matlock, but he’s not. He’s what would happen if you mixed Gollum with a lawyer.” I wonder if Alex Jones owns a mirror?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:42:13pm

This fucking asshole

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Mattand  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:42:59pm

re: #79 Decatur Deb

I’m leaning towards absolutely ANYONE who can make Democrats show up at the fucking polls.

I’m not worried about Dems showing up. I’m worried about America’s oh-so-precious fucking idiot “independents” who pulled the “Hillz is as bad as Trump” horseshit in 2016; along with the dipshit Bernie Bros, aka the Left’s version of the MAGAts.

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EPR-radar  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:44:11pm

re: #304 Mattand

I’m not worried about Dems showing up. I’m worried about America’s oh-so-precious fucking idiot “independents” who pulled the “Hillz is as bad as Trump” horseshit in 2016; along with the dipshit Bernie Bros, aka the Left’s version of the MAGAts.

This is why I could never be a political professional. I’d never be able to hide my contempt for these idiots in the middle.

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wrenchwench  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:47:33pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:49:55pm

re: #301 wrenchwench

Here is why a lot of venezolanxs are using bitcoin, dash and other cryptocurrencies for even everyday shopping. The government is trying (naturally) to quash such a shadow economy by requiring exorbitant fees to convert cryptocurrencies into national currency, so instead people are just keeping their money in crypto and not bothering with the bolivar at all. There are enough venezolanxs with friends and family abroad to obtain funds by way of cryptocurrencies, and then they can use apps on their phones to spend those funds at participating vendors.

It’s not widespread, of course. Not every citizen has a computer or smartphone, and I gather this crypto-economy is limited to the major cities.

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ObserverArt  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:50:19pm

Seth Moulton for President.

WTF?

I’m getting big numbers on my arrogance reader.

Edit to add: He is on with Rachel Maddow. She also seems to be getting similar readings.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 6:59:39pm

re: #308 ObserverArt

Seth Moulton for President.

WTF?

I’m getting big numbers on my arrogance reader.

Edit to add: He is on with Rachel Maddow. She also seems to be getting similar readings.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:00:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:01:37pm

moron is just busy, busy, busy…

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:02:44pm

The Rude Pundit says Trump is a Whiny Little Bitch Who Wants to Prosecute Hillary Clinton. End result: he thinks that is as much of an abuse of power as you can find.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:02:50pm

I have sent emails to my Congresscritter and both Senators telling them that impeachment inquiries need to be opened now, whether the Senate will take the matter up or not. Keep up the pressure.

(Oh, and something that’s been bugging me for days: we haven’t seen the Mueller report yet, what we’ve seen is the Barr Redaction. Which is damning enough, but who knows what the unexpurgated version will look like?)

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:03:20pm

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hope the White House is current on their cable TV bill.

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CleverToad  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:04:02pm

Sitting in the hospital with my mom, after a rocky Easter weekend. Pneumonia is scary in a 94-year-old. Hope things go well for the Lizardim, will be following threads as hospital wi-fi permits but mostly signed out.

Hope things don’t well for our un-beloved Prez and his enablers, may they all have stomachaches tonight…

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:05:17pm

Both Nancy LeTourneau and Martin Longman are starting the push towards impeachment. Longman, particularly, is rather conservative, so I am surprised by the growing public push.

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:07:03pm

re: #315 CleverToad

My 71-year-old mother had to do a round with pneumonia this winter, it was brutal. The coughing fits I saw her go through scared me. All my best to your moms.

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:09:24pm

re: #315 CleverToad

Wishing you and your mother the best of progress…

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:19:20pm
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:30:43pm

re: #319 teleskiguy

Guess she read my email. 🤗

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:33:18pm

Was scrolling through my Instagram feed, and a friend of mine just got back from a three week Grand Canyon rafting trip.

I am not looking at my Instagram feed for a while.

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Mattand  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:33:51pm

re: #305 EPR-radar

This is why I could never be a political professional. I’d never be able to hide my contempt for these idiots in the middle.

It’s why I don’t canvas; I’d probably come down harder on the chickenshit “undecideds” than the dedicated Republicans. And I can barely hide my contempt for Republicans anymore.

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piratedan  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:34:04pm

re: #319 teleskiguy

well, considering that Mueller’s report laid out ten separate instances of Obstruction, my guess is that would be a good place to start.

If they happen to include the instances of perjury that coincided with that, that’s also fine.

If we also need to indict Barr for his misrepresentation of the Report, I would be okay with that too.

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Mattand  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:39:39pm

Off-topic: there’s a FB group called Old Images of Philadelphia that I’m a member of. It’s got tons of great, old photos of Philly and the surrounding area.

But, boy-howdy, do the fucking racists come flooding out whenever they feature something even tangentially related to people of color.

Regardless, I’m probably going to get banned from it any second now. They just posted a poster from the Million Woman March in ‘97, and I pointed out how many racists are flooding the comments due to the subject matter. I’m sure they’ll shitcan me before the angry white people.

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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:40:05pm

Women leading the way again.

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:43:32pm

re: #325 makeitstop

Women leading the way again.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:47:31pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:55:48pm

Meanwhile, here’s a screenshot from Fox News tonight. Please enjoy.

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allegro  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:55:55pm

I think Nancy is playing the impeachment thing very well. Look at what’s happening: she stays firm (with caveats) that they aren’t talking impeachment. Nope. It’s driving folks outa the woodwork now to scream “Impeach!” More very day. The more she holds off, the more come out. Keep investigating hard but hold off on impeachment until she is righteously “begged” to do it and the public sentiment is behind it.

I want to see impeachment proceedings begin at the earliest in the late fall. Let it be televised and discussed over seriously lit holiday dinners. Let it be fresh and ongoing during campaigning before the Dem primaries where they can slam the GOP’s malfeasance over and over again. Make it impossible for Trump to successfully run again when it’s real damn late for the GOP to field a new candidate who has to run from behind in an impossible situation .

Dreaming is good huh.

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:57:25pm

re: #326 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

I hope.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 7:58:14pm
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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:06:18pm
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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:07:32pm
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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:09:56pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:12:29pm
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mmmirele  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:18:09pm

CJ7c+6fsjGFx5lkv/xCAOrTcLOjV6eN+19wggOYshyNpcUCs5UMwvM7SOEvwBS755Y4eHV4NhR3aclg2YzQygW9I6oXN71VtpoxZngag1/ZnnOeuNba2Hk+JiH7uti7Q7jZqzgrTAwQB0tTRqtTPVo+Khjp/PP/5cGiyQlC9tcyA922Hya1L8EdDVuhyQhBS4lV+Aiqnxi4FFww+sPWNBQ==

I’m thinking that continued action on impeachment will make the short-fingered vulgarian clutch his phone even harder as he pushes out Gollum-like tweets.

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:18:30pm

I now have an idea of how diatonic chord progressions work, thanks to the bass lessons I’m taking online. And to hear the guy describe things, a good bass player really needs to be as good at music theory as being able to move around the bass.

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teleskiguy  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:19:05pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:22:16pm
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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:22:28pm

dailykos.com

If you’re on DK, like my diary just to try to get a discussion of Warren in the rec list. She’s not even my favorite, though I’m definitely liking her more, but there are too many Bernie diaries in the rec list, including one congratulating him on being the only candidate to vote against going into Iraq. Considering that most of the candidates weren’t eligible, it’s really not a useful comparison.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:25:32pm

re: #341 Belafon

dailykos.com

If you’re on DK, like my diary just to try to get a discussion of Warren in the rec list. She’s not even my favorite, though I’m definitely liking her more, but there are too many Bernie diaries in the rec list, including one congratulating him on being the only candidate to vote against going into Iraq. Considering that most of the candidates weren’t eligible, it’s really not a useful comparison.

That’s why I gave up posting much on Kos. Reminds me of the 2008 primary fight when Hillary supporters took over mydd.com and Obama supporters were on Kos. Now the Berniebots are in charge at Kos and the Warren post I did got…berned…

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retired cynic  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:29:17pm

re: #342 Joe Bacon 🌹

That’s why I gave up posting much on Kos. Reminds me of the 2008 primary fight when Hillary supporters took over mydd.com and Obama supporters were on Kos. Now the Berniebots are in charge at Kos and the Warren post I did got…berned…

That’s why I don’t go there much at all, and never joined.

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makeitstop  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:35:38pm

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

If the security clearance guy is a former employee, how does the White House have any say at all on whether he appears or not?

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Belafon  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:36:32pm

re: #344 makeitstop

If the security clearance guy is a former employee, how does the White House have any say at all on whether he appears or not?

He should just ignore Trump like all of the other people do.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:37:42pm

Reported this account for pretending to be Rachel.

Go for it, Lizards.

When it asks for Rachel’s handle, It’s simply maddow.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:39:56pm

re: #340 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Oh that’s going to piss off a lot of my Trumpster acquaintances here in the Chi. My FB will be fuuuuun tonight.

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mmmirele  Apr 22, 2019 • 8:46:32pm

re: #346 GlutenFreeJesus

Click, click, @maddow, click, Done.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 23, 2019 • 7:23:41am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 23, 2019 • 12:26:37pm

re: #289 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Obama is about 34 days older than me.


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‘The Maldives Mystery’ Resolved This is a response to the Academic Agent's "Climate Change -- The Maldives Mystery." I am currently on assignment and won't be able to list sources for at least another week. My apologies for the delay. This is also ...
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Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Official Movie) Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Official video for Lil Nas X’s Billboard #1 hit, “Old Town Road (Remix)” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. Special guest appearances from Chris Rock, Haha Davis, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Jozzy, Young Kio, and Vince Staples. Listen & Download “Old Town ...
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Down on the PromenadeProvided to YouTube by CDBaby Down On the Promenade · Marc Monroe Copasetic ℗ 2013 Mark Kelton Released on: 2013-04-23 Auto-generated by YouTube.
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