Saturday Night Blues Shred: Martin Miller & Josh Smith, “Never Walk Alone” [Video]

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:11:06pm
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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:17:16pm

Generally I duck out when shootings happen because I don’t want to pile on “analytical” crap (how I unhealthily-cope) when I should just be grieving and extending condolences.

But all these hateful conspiracy theories…about Jews, about Muslims, about women…draw from the same pool of tropes. One of my first big observations on this site is that anti-Islam pundits were freely borrowing from the narrative of the Protocols, just flipping the religion. A few years ago I pointed out that the flow of information on the Internet—and ultimately, the algorithm—creates a breadcrumb trail from the watered-down versions to the original and explicitly antisemitic versions.

It’s happened. Behind the Big Lie of “lone wolves” acting out white supremacy is a Bigger Lie that each manifestation of prejudice as cruelty and deceit is distinct and of a different substance from any other. The stories are the same because they all have the same purpose: to make the tellers and listeners heroes—regardless of their morals—and to sanctify cruelty. Variation and creativity are unimportant because the targets are unimportant; the only thing that matter is the gratification of the in-group.

They want to be told they are Good, but also have no true standard of Goodness. They want their beliefs to be True, but held to no standard of truth. White supremacy, misogyny, bigoted reactionary “Christianity,” blind authoritarian impulses in which “I” am the exception deserving of toleration and mercy…adherence to the self-gratifying Lie unites them. Too cowardly to be nihilist; too dull to engage with the world outside of power games; too arrogant to acknowledge how other people can uplift and comfort; too proud to admit that any of the former are flaws, that people are different, can be different.

Whiteness is meaningless by design: it changes definition as needed, appropriating the triumphs of philosophers and warriors, the prestige of whole cultures, but curating out the embarrassing individuals and rendering the horror justified by whiteness. It was built to be hollow, to be a vessel for whatever abuse was handed down by the powerful. It is the suggestion of a natural hierarchy, argued in bad faith, appropriating verisimilitude by aping the language of veracity…godly, scientific, philosophical…in shallow ways.

Any ideology or Big Idea that accommodates whiteness must, by necessity, engage in the same continuous mutilation of truth…and in history we can see this happen. In the current day, we can watch continuous updates of “what is the True” and the empty sophism used to justify shallow, cruel positions transform in real time. What has been done to God to justify the vices of slavers, Arab or European? What is the meaning of civilization, if it requires the continuous denial of civilized folk doing terrible things just beyond the pale? And make no mistake—it is precisely the notions they hold most sacred that they hollow out, because the culture of the Lie desires only the facade.

They lie first, and most, to themselves. It’s not some odd coincidence that they are a coalition of people who only find humor in other’s distress; that they in bad faith try and align our anger against one another; that their imagining are derivative and one-dimensional. It is not serendipity that all of them value power over connection with other people. They harm us because, by existing, we contradict them.

We are all being wounded with the same weapon, even as our attackers tell us to ignore history and fear each other. And when they have finished with us, they will turn it on each other, because the culture of the Lie requires an outsider to destroy and a subordinate to tread on.

I’m going to be gone all of May and half of June. I want to travel; it heals me. I hope you find something that heals you. I feel no fatalism about this trip, I just feel compelled to say: whatever else happens, be good to one another, be creative, and remember to laugh joyfully. Because that’s exactly what these fuckers are trying to take from you.

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:19:52pm

re: #1 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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Republicans a while back stopped thinking of politics as a struggle to come up with the best solution to people’s problems, and instead think of it as a war to stay in power. And in a war to maintain power, almost all tactics are allowed. They will even sacrifice some of their own.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:24:58pm

re: #372 Dave In Austin

The problem with Texas is these fucking people won’t vote. Literally. Won’t. Vote.

Well, that and Texas is famous for voter suppression (Paxton’s stunt only being the latest).

That’s the state which recently prohibited a federal judge from voting, due to Texas requiring maiden names on drivers’ licenses. That makes it awfully tough for married women to vote.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:26:43pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:28:52pm

Dim Jim’s Derping just like we knew he would.
“Shooter Hated Trump”

michaelsavage.com

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Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:33:51pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:39:01pm

re: #5 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 9:44:22pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:11:22pm

re: #5 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

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The House MUST expel Matt Gaetz.

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teleskiguy  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:16:58pm

You know what’s super fucking cool? This. This is super fucking cool.

Kai’s Big Wave Season 2018/19

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:28:13pm

I am glad that Grandma Bacon passed over the Rainbow Bridge so she wouldn’t have to experience this terror again.

Never thought I would see the day when America became Weimar Germany.

The only thing missing is Sally Bowes singing at the Kit Kat Club…

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:34:37pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:36:01pm

re: #5 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

It’s been established that the video showing men handing out money was in Guatemala (IIRC) and it was for the caravan people to buy water and food in town. Local businesses raised the money themselves as a charitable gesture.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:38:02pm

My E-mail box was suddenly flooded with a whole bunch of stuff from the Oklahoma City VA they claimed I signed up for (yanno, I didn’t).

Now I am on the Veterans Health Administration Website unsubscribing from all this.

How’d that happen?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:38:28pm

re: #7 Dave In Austin

Well, I can agree that Trump is a “traitorous c*cksucker”, though for different reasons than the OP.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:44:11pm
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William Lewis  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:46:04pm

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

Sith Master Liar to Padawan Liar - you have a long way to go. Now practice on these useful idiots.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:47:31pm

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

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unproven innocence  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:52:02pm

I just came across this, from the NYT, published on Nov 25, 2018 —an excellent overview of what we are up against with respect to Russia’s disinformation warfare tactics. 47min.

Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War | NYT Opinion

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:53:03pm

Some examples of beauty:

That couple’s kids are going to be demigods.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:53:58pm

re: #19 Joe Bacon 🌹

I was thinking prison stripes, but same difference, I guess.

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sagehen  Apr 27, 2019 • 10:58:39pm

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

The only thing missing is Sally Bowes singing at the Kit Kat Club…

Beyonce at Coachella?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:01:38pm

This is cool.

The girl in white plays Weaver’s character.

The backstory:

yahoo.com

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Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:03:37pm

re: #21 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

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sagehen  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:04:13pm

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:13:27pm

Another delicious 1950s magazine menu idea:

Mid-century menu

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Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:20:49pm

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That got an immediate retching reaction.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:25:36pm

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another delicious 1950s magazine menu idea:

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Mid-century menu

And people here complain of pineapple on pizza.

My grandmother inflicted countless Jell-o molds on me. They were sort of like D&D gelatinous cubes with the stuff floating in them.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:27:21pm

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹

How you feeling?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:29:15pm

re: #30 Dave In Austin

How you feeling?

Well, I survived all the Jell-o molds. My wife says her mother made her that specific tuna and waffles recipe. She says it was okay. (retch) She also made it for her 2nd hub. (Do you suppose that’s why he’s her ex- now? /s)

If you mean my recent problem, I’m in pain but alive for now.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:29:37pm

re: #28 Dave In Austin

That got an immediate retching reaction.

My first wife was a big fan of these contrived mushroom soup recipes. I couldn’t stand the stuff so I tried telling her that mushrooms are closely related to Athlete’s Foot, both being fungi. She didn’t buy it and just went right on making the slop right to the end of her life for all I know. I just hope she didn’t poison my grandchildren with it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:31:13pm

re: #32 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My first wife was a big fan of these contrived mushroom soup recipes. I couldn’t stand the stuff so I tried telling her that mushrooms are closely related to Athlete’s Foot, both being fungi. She didn’t buy it and just went right on making the slop right to the end of her life for all I know. I just hope she didn’t poison my grandchildren with it.

Well, deadly nightshade is related to potatoes and tomatoes, so there’s that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:34:48pm

Pack It In Ladies, This Incredible Douche Has Determined That Feminism Has FAILED (goes to Wonkette, by Robyn Pennacchia)

It was not a real article, mind you. It was on PRWeb, a site where they just publish press releases — this one being an interview with the “Noted Author” himself (as you all surely know, “Noted Author” is a thing “Noted Authors” are always calling themselves). According to a Medium article I found in which he talks about poverty like a douchebag, Aarnio is a “Serial Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor, Author, Real Estate Coach, Real Estate Developer, Public Speaker, App Developer and Artist.”

And yes, I checked, and I have twice the amount of Twitter followers as he has.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:36:33pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:47:09pm

The tuna waffles were bad enough but this is the wurst:

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:56:07pm

Thread, eight tweets. Trump didn’t come up with that moronic infanticide nonsense, it started the usual way: Wingnut blogs misrepresenting New York’s and Virginia’s proposed laws to cover infant hospice or end-of-life care being turned into “liberal parents and doctors conspire to kill infants.”

Up the chain of wingnut outlets until they get to the big show, FOX News Channel. Since the Tangerine Tyrant watches FOX, he now blurts it out at rallies.

Propaganda is a helluva drug, and the farm teams of endless conservative blogs pump it out by the petabytes.

It’s all lies, and plenty of religious people who think “innocent babies must be protected” can easily rationalise murder as “defence of another.”

The whole sick industry of right wing outrage machines and Christian hate radio is just like Rwanda before its genocide.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 27, 2019 • 11:56:19pm

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:11:44am

re: #36 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“Tosser” is UK slang meaning approximately the same thing as “wanker.” Wrap your hands around that!

heh

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mmmirele  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:12:05am

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹

Yeah, I got in an argument about that with some dude I don’t know on FB. I looked to see who we were connected to—a bunch of ex-Scientologists. (Scientologists use “fuck” like it’s “is”.) At that point, I felt free to drop an F bomb and tell him to pound sand. My idiot congressman spreads this crap around, too.

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teleskiguy  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:28:17am
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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:29:54am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:32:04am

Yes, there’s an organisation called “Homeopaths without Borders.”

Yes they give magic sugar pills and spiritual waters to people in medically-underserved countries, promoting it as real medicine.

They is a Canadian group currently in Honduras, who were funded C$350,000 from Global Affairs Canada to promote non-medicine for dangerous and contagious diseases.

Médecins Sans Medicine? Homeopaths without borders giving sugar pills for infectious diseases in Honduras (Goes to Science-Based Medicine)

Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) is a Quebec-based charity that purports to offer community development, aid, and health care to developing countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and South America. As charities go, it’s relatively small, with total revenue of about $11 million per year (2016), most of which comes from donations, with some funding from government programs. Their programs run the range of conventional to quackery, and include Optometrists Sans Frontières, Dentists Sans Frontières, Acupuncture Sans Frontières, Chiropractors Sans Frontières and Homeopaths Sans Frontières (whose page was just scrubbed). Its agenda for Honduras for 2018 was as follows:

(Their page was scrubbed of the Homeopathy Instead of Medicine and Vaccines for Honduras Quackery drive. It currently has a conference in Haiti shown on the site.)

hwbna.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:46:36am

Douchecanoe weighs in on Twitter:

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:57:59am

Lot of quiet people logged in tonight (twenty-one according to Mr. Johnson’s tool for that).

Well, I guess it’s up to me to fill up the thread. /s

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:00:34am

Mark Hamill, fighting the good fight …

He had earlier corrected a troll for using “your” wrong.

These people are the kids in primary school who never got simple grammar, and now are adults who still don’t get simple grammar. As a teacher, I sympathize with their teachers, who probably did their best to drill their/there/they’re and your/you’re into those kids’ heads, and never succeeded.

Some students are just plain dense. It’s a fact of life.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:01:46am

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹

Lot of quiet people logged in tonight (twenty-one according to Mr. Johnson’s tool for that).

Well, I guess it’s up to me to fill up the thread. /s

I’m dividing time between marking exams, LGF and Twitter.

I live such an exciting life.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:03:12am

Mr. Chernow, when since Nixon did the press hold the GOP’s feet to the fire?

I’m not a historian, nor do I play one on TV, but the answer to that is “near zero times.”

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:09:38am

This guy needs to be reported.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:12:13am

re: #49 Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO

The ambrosia of the master race.
//

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:13:21am

“Someone who’s at least played a crooked casino boss …” LOL (2:16)

NotTheWHCD

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:07:15am

I’m moving off my position of careful investigations of evidence by Congressional committees and more toward immediate impeachment or XXV Amendment.

Trump Calls FBI ‘Scum,’ Takes Credit For ‘Sick’ Immigrant Plan In Off-The-Wall Rally (Huffington Post)

President Donald Trump tore down former FBI and Justice Department officials, expressed unabashed support for Saudi Arabia and took credit for plans to send immigrants into sanctuary cities in an unrestrained rally in Wisconsin on Saturday night.

The nearly hour-and-a-half-long campaign rally was scheduled at the same time the 2019 White House Correspondents dinner, which the Trump administration boycotted.

As for the White House Correspondents Dinner, they were warned last year after the extreme lying butthurt from conservatives over Michelle Wolf that appeasement would not work.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:08:28am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

Fixed bad link. Recycle to see the whole comment.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:23:17am

On the loser who posted his so-called manifesto to 8chan before shooting up the synagogue in California, this sticks out from the NBC article:

The shooter claims in the Q-and-A section to eschew political ideology, saying he does not support Donald Trump because of his support for Israel. The writer also complains that conservatives aren’t violent enough in support of their politics. (emphasis mine)

nbcnews.com

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:23:44am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

The rallies are an opportunity for Trump to release his id. There’s no script and no expectation that he will be “presidential.” He uses them as a substitute for his TV show, where he got to play a part — the fictional Donald Trump who knows all and can do all.

On the one hand, it keeps him out of the White House and away from potential trouble. On the other hand, it exposes the most hateful assortment of people to someone who will excuse their behavior, even if it means people will die at their hands as a result.

I hope he gets his ass handed to him in 2020.

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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:24:50am
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Dread Pirate Union AFL-CIO  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:28:11am

What?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:30:29am

Just some thoughts about how good it still feels not to go to church. (Daily Kos)

A diary on a person who went to a military style funeral sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution.

The memorial was hijacked by a preacher ranting about abortion and how there will be divine retribution (and the nation deserves it).

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:44:39am

Aaaahhh!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:47:42am

re: #59 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Aaaahhh!

I’ll trade with them. They can budget on my $36,000, and I’ll budget on their $500,000.

I have no debt. My bills are paid months in advance.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:58:09am

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹

I’ll trade with them. They can budget on my $36,000, and I’ll budget on their $500,000.

I have no debt. My bills are paid months in advance.

I haven’t read the article, but I can guess they have sunk too much money into “keeping up with the Joneses,” who have at least two expensive cars, a boat, a vacation home, a McMansion, and kids in private schools. Their vacations are likely to far off places, where they hole up in ritzy hotels and only go to ritzy restaurants. IOW, lots of conspicuous consumption. Probably a lot of their income goes toward servicing debt, as well.

I would not mind trying out a $500K income for a year or two. I’d probably be able to save at least 75% of it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 2:59:26am

The DCCC is apparently opposing anyone who enters a primary against a sitting representative or senator.

That has Wonkette’s Robyn Pennacchia upset with the DCCC. She lives in Illinois, and despises Dan Lapinski; as such, she prefers his primary opponent Marie Newman.

And yet, for reasons pretty much no one understands… we have fucking Dan Lipinski. Dan Lipinski, who would make sense if he were representing a Republican area of the state as a Republican, but who instead represents a reliably blue district as a “Democrat” who is basically a Republican. And a bad Republican at that. He hates reproductive rights and also gay people. He voted against the ACA and for DOMA. If he had a little “R” next to his name, we’d be getting all kinds of fundraising emails about how we have to stop him. But he does not. So the DCCC is doing all it can to tank the campaign of Marie Newman, a candidate who believes that abortion should stay legal and that gay people are human beings deserving of rights. Like a regular-ass Democrat.

You see, the DCCC has been very concerned—ever since that young, socialisty upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unfairly stole a Congressional seat that rightfully belonged to some old white dude and started going around charming the entire nation with her appealing ideas and snappy comebacks—about progressives mounting primary challenges to Democratic incumbents.

In order to put a stop to this, DCCC chair Cheri Bustos announced in March that they would refuse to work with any vendors or anybody who worked on the campaigns of those who primary Democratic incumbents. Thus, the DCCC — which has decided that Illinois is stuck with Dan Lipinski forever whether we like it or not — has been going balls to the wall on threatening anyone who does anything for Newman’s campaign.

(more)

I pretty much find the DCCC useless. There are very few political campaigns I have ever donated to (lack of $$$ for that), but they always go directly to the candidate.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 3:00:56am

She has a point. Bernie looks like an absent-minded professor whose wife has given up trying to make look presentable.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 3:18:57am

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

wonkette.com (forgot link in the comment)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 3:21:25am

Trump caves on security clearances testimony only day after vowing to fight ‘all the subpoenas’ (NY Daily News)

It took Donald less than a day to cave.

The White House abruptly agreed to allow an official to testify at a Democratic-run Congressional hearing into the granting of security clearances to top officials including wunkerkind Jared Kushner.

(more)

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Dave In Austin  Apr 28, 2019 • 3:31:33am

Good art. on 8-chan

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:16:36am
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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:18:17am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:24:18am

Gov. Ducey (R-Ariz) says he will not remove his Easter Sunday post -ever.

Secular groups argue the post on an official government page violates the I Amendment.

He says he will continue honouring religious beliefs on the official Facebook page. When asked if he would honour the Satanic Temple (which also has religious recognition), he refused.

Ducey says the I Amendment is on his side. (Channel 12 Phoenix, 2:02)

Stand by for more conservatism spending your tax dollars in court if you’re from Arizona to push religious views rather than fund education or fix roads.

Arizona Gov. Ducey defies atheist groups’ protests over religious Easter message

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:28:09am
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CarolJ  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:29:34am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

Stuff like that, Ducey, is why there are an increasing number of “nones”, non-Christian sects, and others who vote Democratic. Government is for all, not for proselytizing your particular religious view. Democrats at least recognize all religious beliefs and even those who have none as citizens.

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:31:03am

trump on the Golan Heights:

President Trump claimed the Golan Heights is “important strategically” for Israel because “heights… you’re up high,” Vox reports.

He explained: “So that’s been under consideration for 52 years, for 52 years they told me they’d been studying it. This is very important strategically for victory, heights, because you’re up high, very important. Fifty-two years ago this started and I did it quickly. Done. It’s all done.”

man’s a nitwit

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:40:22am

re: #72 CarolJ

Stuff like that, Ducey, is why there are an increasing number of “nones”, non-Christian sects, and others who vote Democratic. Government is for all, not for proselytizing your particular religious view. Democrats at least recognize all religious beliefs and even those who have none as citizens.

The best protection for religious faith is a government which is disinterested in religion and creates a level playing field for all.

The Soviet Union modeled in its various constitutions religious freedom after the US Constitution. It did not have freedom of religion because it placed political minders and armed soldiers in the churches, and declared certain faiths as unlawful.

Or as my wife noted to this article: One religion to rule them all, one religion to find them …

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freetoken  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:41:34am

So my free month of Netflix is coming to an end… and not finding anything new that entices me I decided to go back and view the first season of ST:TNG…

… and I am continually struck about how not-attached-to-reality these “sci-fi” shows can be.

A big disconnect (in Star Trek in general) with reality is the total disregard for Newton and all of the foundational knowledge of physics. For example, Picard says that the Enterprise is “travelling on impulse power”. For some reason, in the Star Trek universe, Newton’s Laws don’t apply.

And that “some reason” is this: as a show, ST is an Earth surface naval adventure (of the 18th-20th centuries) but set in space outside of Earth.

On a ship on water, one needs to be ” travelling on impulse power” to go in any direction in which the wind is not blowing, because the friction with the water will cause any ship momentum to be transferred to the water, thus the ship will stop relative to the local water.

But of course that is only due to travelling through water. In a nearly complete vacuum any ship will just keep on moving, no “impulse power” is needed, with whatever velocity was the initial value.

Star Trek is far from the worse, but it is pretty bad when it comes to reality.

Most of what goes by on TV (and large screen) as “science fiction” is, in my opinion, just alternative religion.

Anyway, “impulse power” is only needed for acceleration. But here’s the thing with Star Trek spaceships - once a thing is going some decent fraction of the speed of light (say .5c), it is very very difficult to increase one’s speed wrt light speed by any transfer of momentum. In the real universe, it becomes increasingly difficult to increase speed the faster one’s speed already may be… and this relativistic understanding of the rocket equation is why going to another star in any acceptable-to-human-lifespans is not going to be possible.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:46:31am

I am testing my old keyboard with my new iPad. So far it seems to be working very well.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:48:55am

re: #75 freetoken

That’s only because we haven’t found dilithium crystals yet. /s

As we understand physics now, anything approaching the speed of light (much less exceeding it) is impossible with our technology. That doesn’t mean there isn’t something which could be discovered in the future. (I ain’t holding my breath though.)

Objects near the edge of the universe are accelerating away from us at significant fractions of the speed of light, relative to us. That would seem to indicate to me (who has no college education, so sue me) that relative to each other, they are flying apart at a speed greater than light.

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:50:49am

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

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Prison stripes?

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:52:10am

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another delicious 1950s magazine menu idea:

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Mid-century menu

Those damned olives again

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jeffreyw  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:55:04am

Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:57:41am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹

Douchecanoe weighs in on Twitter:

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I’m really getting tired of Crenshaw. That cartoon is wrong but asshole never called anything the crazy Anti Soros conspiracies. He only gets pissy when Trump and to a smaller extent Bibi are the subject. The cartoon is wrong but Crenshaw has no right at all to insinuate that Antisemitism is only the left especially after yesterday and Pittsburgh.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:57:42am

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

The only thing missing is Sally Bowes singing at the Kit Kat Club…

That’s a premium channel.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:58:44am

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

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I really hope that implosion ends Bernie. He’s clueless about racism.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 28, 2019 • 4:59:44am

re: #69 Teukka

Is it just me, or was that a page right out of the Sturmabteilung handbook?

Needs moar Horst Wessel.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:01:43am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

That’s only because we haven’t found dilithium crystals yet. /s

As we understand physics now, anything approaching the speed of light (much less exceeding it) is impossible with our technology. That doesn’t mean there isn’t something which could be discovered in the future. (I ain’t holding my breath though.)

Objects near the edge of the universe are accelerating away from us at significant fractions of the speed of light, relative to us. That would seem to indicate to me (who has no college education, so sue me) that relative to each other, they are flying apart at a speed greater than light.

They can reach such high velocities relative to us, because the space they occupy is expanding away from us at a very high speed. It’s like paddling a canoe downstream.

As for the Star Trek universe, they wave away Newtonian physics by inventing “inertial dampeners,” so stuff and people in the ship don’t go flying around during normal velocity changes. Freetoken’s complaint about needing impulse power to keep moving is well taken, though. I had similar complaints about the ships needing to use power to maintain an orbit around a planet. No, once you insert the ship into a suitable orbit, power down the engines, Scotty.

SF scriptwriters often suck at basic physics.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:02:53am
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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:04:44am

re: #75 freetoken

So my free month of Netflix is coming to an end… and not finding anything new that entices me I decided to go back and view the first season of ST:TNG…

… and I am continually struck about how not-attached-to-reality these “sci-fi” shows can be.

A big disconnect (in Star Trek in general) with reality is the total disregard for Newton and all of the foundational knowledge of physics. For example, Picard says that the Enterprise is “travelling on impulse power”. For some reason, in the Star Trek universe, Newton’s Laws don’t apply.

And that “some reason” is this: as a show, ST is an Earth surface naval adventure (of the 18th-20th centuries) but set in space outside of Earth.

On a ship on water, one needs to be ” travelling on impulse power” to go in any direction in which the wind is not blowing, because the friction with the water will cause any ship momentum to be transferred to the water, thus the ship will stop relative to the local water.

But of course that is only due to travelling through water. In a nearly complete vacuum any ship will just keep on moving, no “impulse power” is needed, with whatever velocity was the initial value.

Star Trek is far from the worse, but it is pretty bad when it comes to reality.

Most of what goes by on TV (and large screen) as “science fiction” is, in my opinion, just alternative religion.

Anyway, “impulse power” is only needed for acceleration. But here’s the thing with Star Trek spaceships - once a thing is going some decent fraction of the speed of light (say .5c), it is very very difficult to increase one’s speed wrt light speed by any transfer of momentum. In the real universe, it becomes increasingly difficult to increase speed the faster one’s speed already may be… and this relativistic understanding of the rocket equation is why going to another star in any acceptable-to-human-lifespans is not going to be possible.

Hey they had handheld wireless flip phone communicators nearly half a century before we did. Of course theirs don’t take cat pix or play candycrush

Maybe they expanded on Newton/einstein too. //

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:05:04am

Well, better late than never.

No wait, no it’s not. You either did it yourself for ratings, or you distorted the issue at the orders of your boses and didn’t resign.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:06:53am

re: #87 DangerMan

Hey they had handheld wireless flip phone communicators nearly half a century before we did. Of course theirs don’t take cat pix or play candycrush

That we know of. Data did have a pet cat (named Spot). Archer had a pet beagle on board. So, it’s hard to imagine people of the future being that much different than *from* us now.

Dammit, I’m an English teacher and I’m starting to warp grammar like the rest of the population now.

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freetoken  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:09:00am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

As we understand physics now, anything approaching the speed of light (much less exceeding it) is impossible with our technology. That doesn’t mean there isn’t something which could be discovered in the future. (I ain’t holding my breath though.)

Acceleration by “impulse” (and here I remind, that ST explicitly calls their non-warp engines as impulse engines)
works by conservation of momentum. Thus a rocket pushes against (gas but it could be anything with momentum) molecules that the rocket expels. But the experience of “mass” depends upon the speed between the item of said mass and the item which measures (and in this case measures means push).

Thus as a rocket goes increasingly close to the speed of light, the speed between said rocket and the (mass) the rocket expels to accelerate also gets closer to the speed of light. This means it takes a great amount of energy to expel said mass from the rocket.

In essence, any rocket will not have enough energy to accelerate close to the speed of light. For a rocket with a given amount of fuel, IIRC, it has been calculated that the fastest said rocket can achieve is around a third the speed of light.

Objects near the edge of the universe are accelerating away from us at significant fractions of the speed of light, relative to us. That would seem to indicate to me (who has no college education, so sue me) that relative to each other, they are flying apart at a speed greater than light.

There is a horizon any object in this universe has, beyond which other objects cannot interact (by which I mean via forces, i.e., anything that can cause an acceleration). As the universe expands, our horizon is where those items have reached a titular speed of light with respect to us.

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:11:19am

re: #89 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

That we know of. Data did have a pet cat (named Spot). Archer had a pet beagle on board. So, it’s hard to imagine people of the future being that much different than *from* us now.

Dammit, I’m an English teacher and I’m starting to warp grammar like the rest of the population now.

You warp grammar, they warped speed

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:14:40am

re: #90 freetoken

Maybe their impulse engines work on sudden emotion. /s

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:14:49am

re: #90 freetoken

The impulse engines IIRC were useful only for sub-light travel. Warp drive was for anything above c.

That said, the writers were far from consistent in referring to appropriate speeds for the various propulsion systems. As I said, the writers often suck at basic physics. I just ignore the bad science and try to focus on the stories. I had a colleague, a high school English teacher, who claimed ST: TNG was like a modern version of Shakespeare, recycling old plots into new settings and characters.

The only SF series screening now that comes close to believable physics is The Expanse, at least until it delves into the protomolecule’s alien tech.

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:15:39am

re: #90 freetoken

Acceleration by “impulse” (and here I remind, that ST explicitly calls their non-warp engines as impulse engines)
works by conservation of momentum. Thus a rocket pushes against (gas but it could be anything with momentum) molecules that the rocket expels. But the experience of “mass” depends upon the speed between the item of said mass and the item which measures (and in this case measures means push).

Thus as a rocket goes increasingly close to the speed of light, the speed between said rocket and the (mass) the rocket expels to accelerate also gets closer to the speed of light. This means it takes a great amount of energy to expel said mass from the rocket.

In essence, any rocket will not have enough energy to accelerate close to the speed of light. For a rocket with a given amount of fuel, IIRC, it has been calculated that the fastest said rocket can achieve is around a third the speed of light.

There is a horizon any object in this universe has, beyond which other objects cannot interact (by which I mean via forces, i.e., anything that can cause an acceleration). As the universe expands, our horizon is where those items have reached a titular speed of light with respect to us.

Gotta have a little faith

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Decatur Deb  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:18:35am

re: #89 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

That we know of. Data did have a pet cat (named Spot). Archer had a pet beagle on board. So, it’s hard to imagine people of the future being that much different than *from* us now.

Dammit, I’m an English teacher and I’m starting to warp grammar like the rest of the population now.

Growing up, I had very good English teachers but I remember the formula as: “Differs from…different than.” When did it improve? Do I detect the filthy fingerprints of the MLA?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:19:59am

re: #91 DangerMan

You warp grammar, they warped speed

I can foresee “different from” becoming a thing of the past, as “different than” is used more and more frequently. It’s the fluidity of language, and try as we teachers might, grammar rules are only descriptive, not proscriptive, in the larger sense.

Likewise, there are many examples of Chinese learners consistently changing English to make it conform to Chinese grammar. For example, they will say “I very like that,” instead of “I like that very much.” Given the sheer numbers of Chinese speakers of English, I can also foresee everyone around the world adopting that syntax within the next century.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:23:17am

re: #94 DangerMan

Hey, that cartoon is a copy of a famous one!

Image: miracle_cartoon.jpg

For more S. Harris cartoons, see here sciencecartoonsplus.com

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:26:24am

re: #95 Decatur Deb

Growing up, I had very good English teachers but I remember the formula as: “Differs from…different than.” When did it improve? Do I detect the filthy fingerprints of the MLA?

Oxford says “different from” is correct. en.oxforddictionaries.com

And this source says, whatever. grammar.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:26:29am

re: #96 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I can foresee “different from” becoming a thing of the past, as “different than” is used more and more frequently. It’s the fluidity of language, and try as we teachers might, grammar rules are only descriptive, not proscriptive, in the larger sense.

Likewise, there are many examples of Chinese learners consistently changing English to make it conform to Chinese grammar. For example, they will say “I very like that,” instead of “I like that very much.” Given the sheer numbers of Chinese speakers of English, I can also foresee everyone around the world adopting that syntax within the next century.

Well, Wikipedia [citation needed] lists first and second language speakers as English first, then Mandarin second. Hindi takes the Bronze, followed by Spanish, then French.

For native speakers only, they list Mandarin first, then Spanish, then English. Hindi, Arabic (all), Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Lahnda (all) round out the top ten.

We could wind up with Spanish syntax mixed with Mandarin (that would be odd).

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Decatur Deb  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:29:21am

re: #98 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Oxford says “different from” is correct. en.oxforddictionaries.com

And this source says, whatever. grammar.com

I will remain a speaker of Redbrick English then.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:31:09am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

Spanish conjugates verbs (as does English to a lesser extent.) Chinese does not. It would be interesting to see how merging those grammars would look like. Maybe it would be something like the patois of the Belters in The Expanse universe.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:32:39am

re: #101 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Spanish conjugates verbs (as does English to a lesser extent.) Chinese does not. It would be interesting to see how merging those grammars would look like. Maybe it would something like the patois of the Belters in The Expanse universe.

I am not familiar with “The Expanse” universe. Do I need an impulse engine to get there, or will impulsiveness do? /s

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:35:47am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

I am not familiar with “The Expanse” universe. Do I need an impulse engine to get there, or will impulsiveness do? /s

The Expanse writers only postulate a high-efficiency ion fusion drive sufficient for solar system travel times of a few days or weeks. Both the novels and the TV series are well done, and not just for the science-y aspects of the stories.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:52:39am

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

I love Adventure Time: Endgame.

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:55:00am

re: #96 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I can foresee “different from” becoming a thing of the past, as “different than” is used more and more frequently. It’s the fluidity of language, and try as we teachers might, grammar rules are only descriptive, not proscriptive, in the larger sense.

Likewise, there are many examples of Chinese learners consistently changing English to make it conform to Chinese grammar. For example, they will say “I very like that,” instead of “I like that very much.” Given the sheer numbers of Chinese speakers of English, I can also foresee everyone around the world adopting that syntax within the next century.

i am a firm believer in norms, standards, traditions, structure etc

also fine with “as long as i know what you mean”
and that, only as language evolves naturally and change is not ‘forced’
whether it be grammar or the definition/usage of words

30+ years ago, trying to gender neutralize every word (mailman, chairman, even woman) was forced, and destined to be ignored. today, recognizing changes in how we view gender in language seem unstoppable

and dont get me started on when ‘bad’ was ‘good’

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 5:57:40am

I’m going to check out now. The sun is up. Before long they’ll be ringing the bell at the church, and I need to be asleep for that. (It is a terrible sounding bell.)

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:01:30am

re: #105 DangerMan

i am a firm believer in norms, standards, traditions, structure etc

also fine with “as long as i know what you mean”
and that, only as language evolves naturally and change is not ‘forced’
whether it be grammar or the definition/usage of words

30+ years ago, trying to gender neutralize every word (mailman, chairman, even woman) was forced, and destined to be ignored. today, recognizing changes in how we view gender in language seem unstoppable

and dont get me started on when ‘bad’ was ‘good’

Or as Pavla, a former student of mine, once asked me….”What’s the difference between ‘shit’ and ‘the shit’?”

LOL

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:02:14am

re: #83 HappyWarrior

I really hope that implosion ends Bernie. He’s clueless about racism.

Race is definitely Bernie’s kryptonite.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:05:05am

*sighs*

Allow me to don my Trekkie robes for a sec…

Short answer to the questions posed are:

“Space is not completely empty but contains all sorts of flotsam (from asteroids on down to hydrogen molecules).”

“Impulse engines are just fusion rockets that conform to the third law of motion through the use of ionized plasma.”

and

“Warp engines rely upon theoretical exotic materials to warp space itself in a manner that is theoretically plausible but requires such large amounts of energy that it’s not currently feasible to test.”

And let’s take a moment to recognize that these are the less controversial bits of tech hand-waving that Trek engages in. You want the kind that tosses reality in a ditch and puts two in the back of its head, watch Star Trek: Discovery.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:13:30am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹

Douchecanoe weighs in on Twitter:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:13:36am

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

Race is definitely Bernie’s kryptonite.

It is.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:14:22am

Got a secret? Put it on a postcard.

postsecret.com

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:16:38am

re: #109 Targetpractice

*sighs*

Allow me to don my Trekkie robes for a sec…

Short answer to the questions posed are:

“Space is not completely empty but contains all sorts of flotsam (from asteroids on down to hydrogen molecules).”

“Impulse engines are just fusion rockets that conform to the third law of motion through the use of ionized plasma.”

and

“Warp engines rely upon theoretical exotic materials to warp space itself in a manner that is theoretically plausible but requires such large amounts of energy that it’s not currently feasible to test.”

And let’s take a moment to recognize that these are the less controversial bits of tech hand-waving that Trek engages in. You want the kind that tosses reality in a ditch and puts two in the back of its head, watch Star Trek: Discovery.

The Mycelial network! Fungi that live in an extradimensional space! And that really resent humans’ spore drive fucking up their ecosystem.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:16:48am
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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:17:58am

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

Race is definitely Bernie’s kryptonite.

Bernie’s problem is the classic “when all you have is a hammer…” approach to social ills. He’s also a product of his time, which was that era in American politics when “serious” folks started suggesting that problems like racism, sexism, and bigotry were inherent problems in capitalism and pursuing socialist policies that would make people “equal” would solve those problems. And while it’s accepted that many supporters of unfettered capitalism use such division to keep workers divided, it’s (at best) arguable that paying white people more will suddenly cause their racist views to disappear. LBJ’s observation about white voters is still true to this day.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:18:59am

re: #115 Targetpractice

Bernie’s problem is the classic “when all you have is a hammer…” approach to social ills. He’s also a product of his time, which was that era in American politics when “serious” folks started suggesting that problems like racism, sexism, and bigotry were inherent problems in capitalism and pursuing socialist policies that would make people “equal” would solve those problems. And while it’s accepted that many supporters of unfettered capitalism use such division to keep workers divided, it’s (at best) arguable that paying white people more will suddenly cause their racist views to disappear. LBJ’s observation about white voters is still true to this day.

It’s also that he’s wrong. Class issues don’t explain everything.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:19:35am

re: #113 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The Mycelial network! Fungi that live in an extradimensional space! And that really resent humans’ spore drive fucking up their ecosystem.

“Well, this season, we’re going to put the spore drive plot device in a box and try to make fans happy by getting back to what made Trek great. What have we got in mind?”

“A season-long time travel arc that makes absolutely no sense!”

“…what?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:21:57am

re: #85 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I had similar complaints about the ships needing to use power to maintain an orbit around a planet. No, once you insert the ship into a suitable orbit, power down the engines, Scotty.

SF scriptwriters often suck at basic physics.

Well, that’s not entirely true; but, on the time scale the Enterprise was in orbit, yes.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:22:33am

OT: I just finished a 20 oz bottle of Coke. As I was about to throw the bottle out I looked at the underside of the label and saw a strip with pictures of summer foods (hot dogs and such). I also went to Coke’s website and it appears to be their summer promotion. Has anyone else seen these labels?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:22:35am

re: #117 Targetpractice

“Well, this season, we’re going to put the spore drive plot device in a box and try to make fans happy by getting back to what made Trek great. What have we got in mind?”

“A season-long time travel arc that makes absolutely no sense!”

“…what?”

Time travel stories make my head hurt, to paraphrase Austin Powers.

See also Avengers: Endgame.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:25:12am
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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:25:30am
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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:25:43am

re: #75 freetoken

So my free month of Netflix is coming to an end… and not finding anything new that entices me I decided to go back and view the first season of ST:TNG…

… and I am continually struck about how not-attached-to-reality these “sci-fi” shows can be.

A big disconnect (in Star Trek in general) with reality is the total disregard for Newton and all of the foundational knowledge of physics. For example, Picard says that the Enterprise is “travelling on impulse power”. For some reason, in the Star Trek universe, Newton’s Laws don’t apply.

And that “some reason” is this: as a show, ST is an Earth surface naval adventure (of the 18th-20th centuries) but set in space outside of Earth.

On a ship on water, one needs to be ” travelling on impulse power” to go in any direction in which the wind is not blowing, because the friction with the water will cause any ship momentum to be transferred to the water, thus the ship will stop relative to the local water.

But of course that is only due to travelling through water. In a nearly complete vacuum any ship will just keep on moving, no “impulse power” is needed, with whatever velocity was the initial value.

Star Trek is far from the worse, but it is pretty bad when it comes to reality.

Most of what goes by on TV (and large screen) as “science fiction” is, in my opinion, just alternative religion.

Anyway, “impulse power” is only needed for acceleration. But here’s the thing with Star Trek spaceships - once a thing is going some decent fraction of the speed of light (say .5c), it is very very difficult to increase one’s speed wrt light speed by any transfer of momentum. In the real universe, it becomes increasingly difficult to increase speed the faster one’s speed already may be… and this relativistic understanding of the rocket equation is why going to another star in any acceptable-to-human-lifespans is not going to be possible.

Please don’t write a critique of Endgame. 🙂

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:27:45am

re: #122 jaunte

That tweet should be retweeted as often as possible. DT has always been one sick person.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:28:40am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

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Well, better late than never.

No wait, no it’s not. You either did it yourself for ratings, or you distorted the issue at the orders of your boses and didn’t resign.

“We need the press to acknowledge its role in 2016.”
“I’m sorry for my role in 2016.”
“Not good enough!”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:28:56am

re: #121 jaunte

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Here’s what gets me. It’s not just that he said this. It’s that by next week or even later this, we’ll have forgotten about it since he says incendiary crap daily.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:29:36am

re: #120 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Time travel stories make my head hurt, to paraphrase Austin Powers.

See also Avengers: Endgame.

Found this interesting small-budget mockumentary on Amazon Prime called The History of Time Travel. It’s a film you actually have to pay attention to get any entertainment value out of, because the changes they make start out as small (ex: Picture of Obama on Army general’s office wall becomes one of Hillary as the narrative about changes to the timeline progresses). It’s one of the few times when I watched a movie about time travel and didn’t want to throw something at the screen after it ended.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:29:54am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

I’m moving off my position of careful investigations of evidence by Congressional committees and more toward immediate impeachment or XXV Amendment.

Trump Calls FBI ‘Scum,’ Takes Credit For ‘Sick’ Immigrant Plan In Off-The-Wall Rally (Huffington Post)

As for the White House Correspondents Dinner, they were warned last year after the extreme lying butthurt from conservatives over Michelle Wolf that appeasement would not work.

Won’t stop the White House Press Corpse from continuing to kiss Trump’s ass.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:31:45am

re: #127 Targetpractice

Found this interesting small-budget mockumentary on Amazon Prime called The History of Time Travel. It’s a film you actually have to pay attention to get any entertainment value out of, because the changes they make start out as small (ex: Picture of Obama on Army general’s office wall becomes one of Hillary as the narrative about changes to the timeline progresses). It’s one of the few times when I watched a movie about time travel and didn’t want to throw something at the screen after it ended.

It’s funny. Sci fi has never really interested me at all but time travel has. I think it’s my interest in history.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:33:41am

I’m standing outside the theater waiting for my son, watching people come in for showings. There would probably be fights if this place didn’t have reserve seating.

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:33:56am

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

I am glad that Grandma Bacon passed over the Rainbow Bridge so she wouldn’t have to experience this terror again.

Never thought I would see the day when America became Weimar Germany.

The only thing missing is Sally Bowes singing at the Kit Kat Club…

The republicans in Congress are surely fascists and there is a core of insane people in the populace maybe 35% max. We’ll see if they can get enough leverage. Based upon 2018 midterms I don’t see the fascists winning.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:34:34am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:36:05am

re: #132 jaunte

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Lincoln stood up for immigrants. It’s a forgotten part of his legacy but his advisers and generals included many immigrants in their ranks. He hated the Know Nothings.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:36:48am

re: #131 Old Liberal

The republicans in Congress are surely fascists and there is a core of insane people in the populace maybe 35% max. We’ll see if they can get enough leverage. Based upon 2018 midterms I don’t see the fascists winning.

I tend to agree; granted, I think there may be some sporadic acts of mass-casualty violence (think OKC bombing) once the wingnuts/fascists realize they can’t win going forward, but that will probably run out of steam in a decade or so from 2022.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:36:56am

re: #133 HappyWarrior

He’s a sadist, entertained by the idea of his own cruelty.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:36:58am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

It’s funny. Sci fi has never really interested me at all but time travel has. I think it’s my interest in history.

I used to like time travel stories, but eventually switched over to alt-history stories because most time travel stories spend more time about “fixing” the change(s) in the timeline than exploring the consequences of such. I find it more interesting to see an author actually flesh out the world that exists due to changes made to events both important and minor than characters from the “correct” timeline going through the story trying to “get home.”

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Done Ben Wrote  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:39:21am

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹

How can Christians, even the right-wing Christians, listen to the lies that he spews and continue to support him? How can they think that the evil that he does is somehow balanced by making sure that pregnant women die and some people cannot marry the loves of their lives.

Do Evangelical parents who lose those loved and wanted newborns go back to their churches and keep pretending that the lies are truth? Or are they driven out as baby-killers when they need the churches support most?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:39:46am

re: #136 Targetpractice

I used to like time travel stories, but eventually switched over to alt-history stories because most time travel stories spend more time about “fixing” the change(s) in the timeline than exploring the consequences of such. I find it more interesting to see an author actually flesh out the world that exists due to changes made to events both important and minor than characters from the “correct” timeline going through the story trying to “get home.”

Alt-history is more interesting, at least for me. Questions like, “What if Imperial Germany had won the First World War?” or “What if the Pearl Harbor attack failed?” or “What if the Bolshevik coup d’etat was botched and Lenin ended up getting killed?” produce more interesting speculations.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:42:17am

re: #135 jaunte

He’s a sadist, entertained by the idea of his own cruelty.

I think this is a particularly apt analysis. Listening to it speak, you can truly see that it enjoys inflicting emotional pain. We never hear of him torturing animals as a child, but if that news came out, it would not surprise me in the least.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:43:00am

I have to seriously consider keeping my child out of Hebrew school this week for safety. Fuck Fox, fuck the NRA, Fuck Trump and his Nazi coddling GOP.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:43:38am

re: #85 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

They can reach such high velocities relative to us, because the space they occupy is expanding away from us at a very high speed. It’s like paddling a canoe downstream.

As for the Star Trek universe, they wave away Newtonian physics by inventing “inertial dampeners,” so stuff and people in the ship don’t go flying around during normal velocity changes. Freetoken’s complaint about needing impulse power to keep moving is well taken, though. I had similar complaints about the ships needing to use power to maintain an orbit around a planet. No, once you insert the ship into a suitable orbit, power down the engines, Scotty.

SF scriptwriters often suck at basic physics.

Hey, the impulse power is what keeps the gravity turned on at sublight speeds!

/

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:44:19am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:44:36am

re: #136 Targetpractice

I particularly enjoys Turledove’s analyses of extremely minor changes. E.g., a message to general X (I don’t recall) gets lost, how did that affect the war?

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:44:52am

re: #87 DangerMan

Hey they had handheld wireless flip phone communicators nearly half a century before we did. Of course theirs don’t take cat pix or play candycrush

Maybe they expanded on Newton/einstein too. //

And they NEVER ring at the wrong moment.

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sagehen  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:45:45am

re: #80 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

So no birds in this pic, and the cat’s stomach appears distended, like he just unbuttoned his jeans before getting getting up from the Thanksgiving table.

Coincidence, certainly…

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:45:51am

re: #81 HappyWarrior

I’m really getting tired of Crenshaw. That cartoon is wrong but asshole never called anything the crazy Anti Soros conspiracies. He only gets pissy when Trump and to a smaller extent Bibi are the subject. The cartoon is wrong but Crenshaw has no right at all to insinuate that Antisemitism is only the left especially after yesterday and Pittsburgh.

In other words he’s a fucking republican

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:47:10am
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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:47:20am

re: #143 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I particularly enjoys Turledove’s analyses of extremely minor changes. E.g., a message to general X (I don’t recall) gets lost, how did that affect the war?

Indeed, Turtledove’s one of my favorite alt-history authors. He’s written such stories in various ways, from series of novels looking at major changes to history to ones that are minor facets of such changes (ex: India fighting for independence in a world where the Nazis won WWII).

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freetoken  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:47:29am

re: #123 Belafon

Please don’t write a critique of Endgame. 🙂

The Marvel universe, like many stories in superhero comic books of old, is a fantasy universe, not unlike LOTR, etc. It does not pretend to be a fiction based on scenarios that could happen in reality.

I pick on ST because it very much does present itself as serious fiction about the future.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:48:07am

re: #98 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Oxford says “different from” is correct. en.oxforddictionaries.com

And this source says, whatever. grammar.com

And the Brits say “different to” anyway.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:49:08am
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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:49:22am

re: #137 Done Ben Wrote

How can Christians, even the right-wing Christians, listen to the lies that he spews and continue to support him? How can they think that the evil that he does is somehow balanced by making sure that pregnant women die and some people cannot marry the loves of their lives.

Do Evangelical parents who lose those loved and wanted newborns go back to their churches and keep pretending that the lies are truth? Or are they driven out as baby-killers when they need the churches support most?

My personal experience was that church members never tell the truth because all they will get is condemnation not comfort. So they lie to get by.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:50:07am

Rabbi Goldstein is a hero.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:50:17am

re: #146 Old Liberal

In other words he’s a fucking republican

Si.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:51:01am

re: #140 Ace-o-aces

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I have to seriously consider keeping my child out of Hebrew school this week for safety. Fuck Fox, fuck the NRA, Fuck Trump and his Nazi coddling GOP.

Imagine my shock that the wingnut press is in a rush to “humanize” the terrorist, something that only happens when they want to “understand” the motivations of a “lone wolf.”

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:52:43am

AMC Firewheel in Garland has 18 screens. I think they are showing Endgame on every screen.

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:53:25am

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Rabbi Goldstein is a hero.

Maybe he’ll be heroic enough to produce pictures and make the media talk about the horror and carnage. We don’t need a hero story we need a horror story to turn people to caring.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:54:21am

re: #156 Belafon

AMC Firewheel in Garland has 18 screens. I think they are showing Endgame on every screen.

The movie made $100 million just from ticket sales in China on the first day.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:54:58am

re: #149 freetoken

The Marvel universe, like many stories in superhero comic books of old, is a fantasy universe, not unlike LOTR, etc. It does not pretend to be a fiction based on scenarios that could happen in reality.

I pick on ST because it very much does present itself as serious fiction about the future.

It’s why I always chuckle at Star Wars fanbois who bitched about “Newtonian physics” in The Last Jedi.

This is a film series where both the heroes and the villains routinely employ telekinesis and where one of the primary antagonists is capable of shooting lethal electricity from his fingertips.

Newtonian physics, eh? Don’t make me fucking laugh.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:55:03am

re: #157 Old Liberal

Maybe he’ll be heroic enough to produce pictures and make the media talk about the horror and carnage. We don’t need a hero story we need a horror story to turn people to caring.

Showing his shot-up hand might affect some people.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:55:57am

re: #158 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The movie made $100 million just from ticket sales in China on the first day.

If you go to AMC’ site and try to buy a ticket, every digital screen is at least 90% full up to 3pm. I have scanned past that yet .

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:57:41am

re: #161 Belafon

If you go to AMC’ site and try to buy a ticket, every digital screen is at least 90% full up to 3pm. I have scanned past that yet .

Screenings of Avengers: Endgame are sold out through Thursday May 2nd here at the two major cineplexes here in Ostrava.

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:57:47am

re: #160 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Showing his shot-up hand might affect some people.

It’s a good start. Seriously the media loves to produce “good that came out of this” pablum shit. Think of all the good that came out of killing and being killed in Vietnam. Fucking none.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:57:57am

re: #161 Belafon

If you go to AMC’ site and try to buy a ticket, every digital screen is at least 90% full up to 3pm. I have scanned past that yet .

I’ve just decided to wait until Tuesday to try and see it, with the understanding among my friends and work colleagues that any spoilers will be met with a long, cruel, and excruciating death that will be the stuff of legend.

//

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sagehen  Apr 28, 2019 • 6:58:36am

re: #101 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Spanish conjugates verbs (as does English to a lesser extent.) Chinese does not. It would be interesting to see how merging those grammars would look like. Maybe it would be something like the patois of the Belters in The Expanse universe.

Chinese Firefly

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:00:04am

re: #164 Targetpractice

I’ve just decided to wait until Tuesday to try and see it, with the understanding among my friends and work colleagues that any spoilers will be met with a long, cruel, and excruciating death that will be the stuff of legend.

//

It’s a great action movie and better appreciated if you don’t dwell on the hand-waving time travel aspects I alluded to earlier.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:02:50am

re: #166 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It’s a great action movie and better appreciated if you don’t dwell on the hand-waving time travel aspects I alluded to earlier.

I haven’t dwelt too much on most of the hand-waves that they’ve engaged in the 10+ years since Iron Man first came out, so why would I do so now? I think the only item I really ever spent any time on was trying to guess where and when the Infinity Gem would pop up. Turned out to be totally wrong on the Soul Gem.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:03:21am

Why in digital disinformation is a security threat:

Ms. Jessica Aro is a journalist at the Yle Kioski Foundation in Finland who received her address at the 6th session of the 13th Island Forum (Arab and international media in the face of political crime).
We face new threats in Russia, for example, a journalist who covers the Russian situation will face many threats that could lead to a death threat,” she said.
ARO: “Four years ago I started writing about Russia, and the means of communication have personalities under the anonymous names of Putin and his government who were spreading false news and claiming I was a criminal.
ARO: “I am facing the risk of spontaneous violence, for example when someone sees me brainwashed and is programmed to be a criminal, trying to harm me immediately.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:06:55am

re: #165 sagehen

Ah, hell! I had forgotten how much Chinese they used in Firefly! Their pronunciation is actually not all that bad, at least to my still-learning ears.

toplessrobot.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:10:05am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:11:00am
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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:11:26am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

‘Jewish hero’ killed in synagogue shooting took bullet to save her rabbi’s life

nypost.com

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:13:24am
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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:13:34am
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wrenchwench  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:17:42am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:19:55am

re: #157 Old Liberal

Maybe he’ll be heroic enough to produce pictures and make the media talk about the horror and carnage. We don’t need a hero story we need a horror story to turn people to caring.

No doubt. We need to change the laws.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:20:21am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:20:28am

re: #173 jaunte

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Trump’s very fine people.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:21:22am

re: #178 Ace-o-aces

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Seriously Garrison of all fucking people whose cartoons would fit in Der Strumer.

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jeffreyw  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:23:01am

re: #145 sagehen

The distended belly is why he hasn’t caught a bird. I blame kitteh kibble.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:26:55am

re: #181 jeffreyw

The distended belly is why he hasn’t caught a bird. I blame kitteh kibble.

Keep giving it to him.

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:28:45am

re: #178 Ace-o-aces

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In the minds of wingnuts, playing to the worst stereotypes of Jews by portraying George Soros as a money-grubber who uses his ill-gotten wealth to influence powerful leaders and orchestrate social unrest is not the cause of antisemitism in America. It’s first-term Congresswomen and NYT editorial writers criticizing the unquestioning devotion of American conservatives to Bibi Netanyahu that promotes antisemitism.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:29:09am

I did that with my mechanic.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:30:13am

re: #183 Targetpractice

In the minds of wingnuts, playing to the worst stereotypes of Jews by portraying George Soros as a money-grubber who uses his ill-gotten wealth to influence powerful leaders and orchestrate social unrest is not the cause of antisemitism in America. It’s first-term Congresswomen and NYT editorial writers criticizing the unquestioning devotion of American conservatives to Bibi Netanyahu that promotes antisemitism.

The fact is the right has been very hostile to American Jews from the start.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:31:19am
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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:31:36am

re: #173 jaunte

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Targetpractice  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:32:26am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

The fact is the right has been very hostile to American Jews from the start.

The Know-Nothings of today are the ideological descendants of the ones who met the question of Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler’s Germany with the same argument today leveled against refugees from South American hellholes: “We’re all full!”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:33:59am

re: #186 The Vicious Babushka

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Your father defended people who said Jews will not replace us. Criticizing Bibi and Israel isn’t always Antisemitism you stupid man child.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:34:13am

re: #188 Targetpractice

The Know-Nothings of today are the ideological descendants of the ones who met the question of Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler’s Germany with the same argument today leveled against refugees from South American hellholes: “We’re all full!”

Exactly.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:36:59am
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sagehen  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:38:00am

re: #143 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I particularly enjoys Turledove’s analyses of extremely minor changes. E.g., a message to general X (I don’t recall) gets lost, how did that affect the war?

I really enjoyed as far as I got in Eric Flint’s 1632 series…

a 5-mile diameter chunk of 1999 West Virginia gets transposed, for some glossed-over sci-fi reason, with a same size chunk of 1632 Germany. The WV section includes a coal-fired electric plant, a metalwork machine shop (they make excellent cannons), a small hospital, a high-school with a pretty good library and chemistry lab, everybody in town has hunting rifles, one of the girls is an Olympic-level sharpshooter, a Vietnam vet has some seriously illegal 50-cal weapons buried in his backyard, a bunch of union coal miners are in town for a wedding…

My favorite of their changes to history was that Grantville decides they need to open trade relations with the Ottoman Empire much earlier than happened in our timeline, because “COFFEE!! They’re the only place in the world we can get COFFEE!!!! And we need opium too, but mostly COFFEE!!!!!”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:38:12am

re: #191 jaunte

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She did it immediately and it was much more sincere than anything the orange idiot posted. KAC is a lying sack of crap.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:38:56am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

And Jake Tapper knew that when he invited her on.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:43:25am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:44:31am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

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We have a President who lies and incites. It’s fucking frightening.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:49:15am

re: #140 Ace-o-aces

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I have to seriously consider keeping my child out of Hebrew school this week for safety. Fuck Fox, fuck the NRA, Fuck Trump and his Nazi coddling GOP.

Can you imagine a Black or Muslim murderer being described in that manner? I sure can’t.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:49:43am

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

Can you imagine a Black or Muslim murderer being described in that manner? I sure can’t.

Nope.

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retired cynic  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:50:49am

re: #112 Shropshire Slasher

Got a secret? Put it on a postcard.

postsecret.com

I heard that guy. Really cool. Then they ruined it by bringing on Glenn Greenwald and he got to be a Saint. gag

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:52:53am

A few years ago there was a TV show called Designing Women. This is a video from that series in which Julia Sugarbaker (the late Dixie Carter) tells off DT.

Julia Sugarbaker calls Donald Trump

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:54:18am

re: #110 Belafon

I’m a lot less nice to that asshole.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:56:15am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:56:19am

re: #201 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m a lot less nice to that asshole.

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I’ll take him seriously when he starts calling out the Antisemitic whistles on Soros and other American Jews who dare to oppose the GOP and right wing.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:56:45am

re: #203 HappyWarrior

He will never ever ever do that.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:57:32am

re: #204 GlutenFreeJesus

He will never ever ever do that.

Which is why I don’t take the sob seriously. He’s nothing but a fraud politically. I won’t attack his military service but politically he’s just another dishonest Republican dipshit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:58:07am

Here’s the receipt in case wingnuts claim Rep. Omar said “nothing” about the Poway shooting:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 7:59:35am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

Here’s the receipt in case wingnuts claim Rep. Omar said “nothing” about the Poway shooting:

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Her tweet was much more sincere and heartfelt than anything Trump said. AOC too. The efforts to make this woman out ot be Antisemitic by people who are responsible for a lot of Antisemitic bullshit are pathetic.

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:00:16am

I know it would be better if national media called out lies and stopped both-siderism. However when I consider how low the ratings are I’m wonder how big an impact they have. Fox impacts their audience but those people are lost no matter what NYT or CBS etc reports. I think the majority of people hear bits and pieces but are primarily informed and influence by social contacts including through social media. That’s where the pushback on drumpfs lies needs to come. I’m concerned that the left lacks the money and effort (both of which should be available) to mount and sustain social campaigns.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:01:35am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

He attacks his own service on the daily with the shit he says. I can’t even respect the guy for having served because he probably did that for a bunch of bullshit reasons too.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:02:17am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:02:34am

re: #209 GlutenFreeJesus

He attacks his own service on the daily with the shit he says. I can’t even respect the guy for having served because he probably did that for a bunch of bullshit reasons too.

True, true.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:03:24am

And another receipt…

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:04:23am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

And another receipt…

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Her and Omar and AOC’s tweets were heartfelt and sincere. Trump’s? The same shouty bullshit he always does.

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mmmirele  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:04:54am

I posted this as a toss-off yesterday and it’s turned into my most-liked tweet. Go figure.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:09:10am

re: #119 PhillyPretzel

OT: I just finished a 20 oz bottle of Coke. As I was about to throw the bottle out I looked at the underside of the label and saw a strip with pictures of summer foods (hot dogs and such). I also went to Coke’s website and it appears to be their summer promotion. Has anyone else seen these labels?

I got the Mexican bottle with real sugar. Tacos on back. (Just kidding!)

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retired cynic  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:12:05am

re: #184 Patricia Kayden

I did that with my mechanic.

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It was my eye doctor, an excellent one, who did surgery on my eyes. I told them I would not be in the waiting room with that filth, and they would have to come out and get me in my car. They did. Eventually he retired, knowing how I felt and having done wonderful surgery on my eyes, and helping me with my husband’s final illness. And the docs that took over for him don’t keep Fox on.

Not sure what the moral of that story is!

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:21:04am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:26:23am

re: #214 mmmirele

I posted this as a toss-off yesterday and it’s turned into my most-liked tweet. Go figure.

Good on you. I read too much of that thread; the anti-choicer’s comments make me want to hurl. Both physiologically and large heavy metallic objects their heads.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:30:51am

re: #184 Patricia Kayden

I did that with my mechanic.

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Me to Doc- “Did you want me to fail the blood pressure test? Walk in here 120 bpm and shaking with adrenaline?” Imagine taking the blood pressure test right after hearing how Democrats execute babies.

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wrenchwench  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:45:21am

re: #216 retired cynic

It was my eye doctor, an excellent one, who did surgery on my eyes. I told them I would not be in the waiting room with that filth, and they would have to come out and get me in my car. They did. Eventually he retired, knowing how I felt and having done wonderful surgery on my eyes, and helping me with my husband’s final illness. And the docs that took over for him don’t keep Fox on.

Not sure what the moral of that story is!

The eyes have it!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:48:31am

re: #59 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Aaaahhh!

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Awwwww Mr. Bourgeoise can’t make ends meet on $500K a year…

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:52:29am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:55:37am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

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Well, better late than never.

No wait, no it’s not. You either did it yourself for ratings, or you distorted the issue at the orders of your boses and didn’t resign.

Too little and too late from that Pre$$titute.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:57:20am

re: #222 jaunte

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This is why I don’t post on Twitter. Tracey and his fans and Tucker are a bunch of asshats. Gas chambers for my opponents hurr hurr so funny but don’t you dare mock them for being fragile broflakes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:58:47am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

Well, Wikipedia [citation needed] lists first and second language speakers as English first, then Mandarin second. Hindi takes the Bronze, followed by Spanish, then French.

For native speakers only, they list Mandarin first, then Spanish, then English. Hindi, Arabic (all), Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Lahnda (all) round out the top ten.

We could wind up with Spanish syntax mixed with Mandarin (that would be odd).

They did try with Esperanto and all that came out of it was a funky movie with William Shatner!

Incubus (1966)

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 8:59:55am

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) fired back Sunday at Attorney General William Barr after the attorney general warned he may not appear at a scheduled committee hearing this week.

“The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period,” Nadler said Sunday, according to CNN.

Nadler also threatened to issue a subpoena if President Trump’s attorney general refuses to attend the hearing.

“Then we will have to subpoena him, and we will have to use whatever means we can to enforce the subpoena,” Nadler said.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:00:32am

re: #121 jaunte

There is so much disgust I have with that wretched piece of shit, it’s hard for me to keep up with it all on an hour-to-hour basis now.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:02:01am

re: #226 jaunte

It’s high time for arrests to be made if anyone defies these subpoenas. If any Democrat is worried about how the “optics” will play with the “moderates,” get out of the way and let the adults take over.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:05:34am

re: #137 Done Ben Wrote

How can Christians, even the right-wing Christians, listen to the lies that he spews and continue to support him? How can they think that the evil that he does is somehow balanced by making sure that pregnant women die and some people cannot marry the loves of their lives.

Do Evangelical parents who lose those loved and wanted newborns go back to their churches and keep pretending that the lies are truth? Or are they driven out as baby-killers when they need the churches support most?

Answer—it’s the end result of 40+ years of the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine endlessly brainwashing the marks.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:07:18am

re: #228 Ace Rothstein

Tepid disorganized responses are in some significant part of how we got where we are. The other side is getting more violent, it’s time to point all that out loud, still early enough for all the Dem primary candidates to stay laser-focused on Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:11:05am

re: #226 jaunte

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Barr needs to go.

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Jay C  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:12:04am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

Well, Wikipedia [citation needed] lists first and second language speakers as English first, then Mandarin second. Hindi takes the Bronze, followed by Spanish, then French.

For native speakers only, they list Mandarin first, then Spanish, then English. Hindi, Arabic (all), Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Lahnda (all) round out the top ten.

We could wind up with Spanish syntax mixed with Mandarin (that would be odd).

Interesting that “Lahnda” - which I had never heard of - comes in at #10: since it apparently isn’t even a “language” (rather a grouping of related languages common in Pakistan and its neighbors), and has *only* 62 million speakers. I would have thought Tagalog or Indonesian would have had more.

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Jay C  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:21:51am

Chilling note re the Poway synagogue shooting, via CNN:

Noya Dahan, 9, is the niece of fellow shooting victim Almog Peretz.

The girl was wounded in one leg and in the face, and was transferred to a children’s hospital. “We’re shocked, it’s a little bit scary. We’re all over the place,” Israel Dahan [Noya’s father] told CNN early Sunday.

The family moved from Israel eight years ago to live in a safer community after both he and his wife were injured by rockets.
“(We were) under the impression that everything is good here. Today we noticed this is not even close to be regular life,” Dahan said.

A few years ago, he said, their home was sprayed with Swastikas. Now his children don’t want to live in the United States, he said. After the shooting, he said, they asked him one question.

“Why we are staying here?”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:23:28am

re: #233 Jay C

Chilling note re the Poway synagogue shooting, via CNN:

And Trump does nothing to combat Antisemitism.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:36:33am

Why does the Washington Post have hate crime in scare quotes? IT WAS A FREAKING HATE CRIME!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:42:46am

THREAD:

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:48:42am

re: #235 The Vicious Babushka

Why does the Washington Post have hate crime in scare quotes? IT WAS A FREAKING HATE CRIME!!!!

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They’re quoting the Mayor. You have to use quote marks when you’re using someone’s exact words.

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Jay C  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:49:05am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

And Trump does nothing to combat Antisemitism.

Well, IIRC, somebody was quick enough to put out notes on the Internet that the Poway shooter apparently disliked President Trump intensely - for not being antisemitic enough - so that must count for something….

*spits*

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:49:39am

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD:

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She was way nicer to that asshole than I would have been.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:50:13am

re: #238 Jay C

Well, IIRC, somebody was quick enough to put out notes on the Internet that the Poway shooter apparently disliked President Trump intensely - for not being antisemitic enough - so that must count for something….

*spits*

Yeah DimJim.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:50:41am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:50:59am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:51:26am

Dick Lugar passed away.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:53:06am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

RIP Senator. You will be missed.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:54:14am

re: #244 PhillyPretzel

RIP Senator. You will be missed.

We needed more people like him and less like Pence and Trump in his party. I wouldn’t have voted for Lugar but he was a good man.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:54:19am

re: #173 jaunte

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4chan and 8chan need to be shut down.

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 9:58:43am

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

They’re quoting the Mayor. You have to use quote marks when you’re using someone’s exact words.

I don’t know the AP style guide but quotes are usually double marks.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:03:26am

re: #247 Old Liberal

I know MLA style is double quotes on the outside and single quotes on the inside.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:05:16am

re: #247 Old Liberal

I don’t know the AP style guide but quotes are usually double marks.

I recall the old rule, which is if you’re reporting a direct quote, you’re supposed to use something like this:

Tom said, “Well, you know, I was talking to the cop and his exact words were, ‘Ya better watch out, friend, because we know damn well what you’ve been up to.’”

But I also don’t know the AP style guide.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:07:44am

re: #246 Joe Bacon 🌹

4chan and 8chan need to be shut down.

After a good and thorough investigation of their operators and users. Preferrably a multipart very public one :)

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:14:05am

re: #249 Dr Lizardo

I recall the old rule, which is if you’re reporting a direct quote, you’re supposed to use something like this:

Tom said, “Well, you know, I was talking to the cop and his exact words were, ‘Ya better watch out, friend, because we know damn well what you’ve been up to.’”

But I also don’t know the AP style guide.

Yes but the exterior statement from the Post is not quote marked. Are twitter statements considered quotes without marks? I can see why VB read it the way she did.

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Jay C  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:14:37am

re: #249 Dr Lizardo

I recall the old rule, which is if you’re reporting a direct quote, you’re supposed to use something like this:

Tom said, “Well, you know, I was talking to the cop and his exact words were, ‘Ya better watch out, friend, because we know damn well what you’ve been up to.’”

But I also don’t know the AP style guide.

Yeah: I dropped a comment on the WaPo site on that very matter: whatever their editorial practices may be re quotes, etc.: the problem is that the headline, as composed, makes it look like those are “scare quotes” - i.e. inducing doubt - around the term “hate crimes”. And the Poway synagogue shooting certainly qualifies on that count….

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:15:58am

re: #251 Old Liberal

Oh yeah, I can see that too.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:16:41am

re: #217 Teukka

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:18:17am

re: #235 The Vicious Babushka

Why does the Washington Post have hate crime in scare quotes? IT WAS A FREAKING HATE CRIME!!!!

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Stole that and replied..

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Charles Johnson  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:18:49am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:20:19am

re: #256 Charles Johnson

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Hoft lies himself to sleep about what the right really is because even though he’s gay, he’s a hateful prick first.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:20:47am

re: #255 Teukka

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:22:13am

re: #233 Jay C

Chilling note re the Poway synagogue shooting, via CNN:

Our shining light of freedom has had its filament fried by small minded shitstains.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:22:21am
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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:27:53am

re: #260 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:29:06am

t re: #261 Teukka

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I remember that from Schindler’s List. Have never forgotten it.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:30:30am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

This is a good man. I don’t know if there’s a God or not but he is right that

I remember that from Schindler’s List. Have never forgotten it.

Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Yerushalmi Talmud 4:9, Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a.
FYI.

Wonder how many antisemites have actually read the thing… Or read Maimonides. Really meaty stuff for your faith.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:31:41am

re: #263 Teukka

Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Yerushalmi Talmud 4:9, Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a.
FYI.

Wonder how many antisemites have actually read the thing… Or read Maimonides. Really meaty stuff for your faith.

Antisemitites just have their pathetic conspiracy theories.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:33:29am

re: #221 Joe Bacon 🌹

Awwwww Mr. Bourgeoise can’t make ends meet on $500K a year…

Think of these people as no different than (from?) children who grew up in poverty and then, through athletic skill and years of training, are suddenly given multi-million dollar contracts to play professional sports. They have no concept of what this money really means or a clue on how to manage it. They replace years of deprivation with uncontrolled expenditures to purchase anything that strikes their fancy — or that allows them to compete with their neighbors.

Maybe if more took seriously the money management classes that many are forced to take during high school, they would be better prepared. Certainly too many middle class children are raised to feel entitled.

The most ridiculous part of the article talked about how their savings are so modest because after their expenses — including discretionary expenses — they have little left over. There is also mention they should budget to pay the minimum on credit card debt, instead of lecturing them that they should be paying off their credit card monthly, except if there is a real emergency.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:34:32am
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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:38:03am

re: #221 Joe Bacon 🌹

Awwwww Mr. Bourgeoise can’t make ends meet on $500K a year…

I can make ends meet and put a modest amount away for unexpected expenses on just a c-hair north of $15k a year.
If you can’t make ends meet on $500k, you’re doing it wrong IMHO.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:39:12am

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah identity politics should only be used by white man babies.//

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:43:14am

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

Well, he sounds nice.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:45:33am

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

Well, he sounds nice.

He’s more infamously known as Sargon of Akkad. That’s his YouTube handle; a fairly notorious RWNJ.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:46:12am

re: #270 Dr Lizardo

He’s more infamously known as Sargon of Akkad. That’s his YouTube handle; a fairly notorious RWNJ.

Won’t hear anything about him from the people who go after Omar and Tlaib I bet.

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Teukka  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:46:15am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

This is a good man. I don’t know if there’s a God or not but he is right that

I remember that from Schindler’s List. Have never forgotten it.

Another good one from the same source:
Three things come unexpected: A scorpion, something found, and the Messiah.

Edit: Talmud that is, not Schindler’s List.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:47:06am

re: #270 Dr Lizardo

He’s more infamously known as Sargon of Akkad. That’s his YouTube handle; a fairly notorious RWNJ.

Okay. I’ve heard of him although never seen him before.

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wrenchwench  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:48:22am

UKIP and GOP ‘identity politics’:

If you are not a white christian, you have no identity. Shut up and go away. You’re nobody.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:49:45am

re: #274 wrenchwench

UKIP and GOP ‘identity politics’:

If you are not a white christian, you have no identity. Shut up and go away. You’re nobody.

Pretty much.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:50:04am

re: #272 Teukka

Another good one from the same source:
Three things come unexpected: A scorpion, something found, and the Messiah.

I like that.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:50:13am

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Okay. I’ve heard of him although never seen him before.

Yep, the dweeb himself.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:52:26am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:54:19am

re: #278 jaunte

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Oh. But no more transparent president than this one huh.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:55:43am

re: #279 HappyWarrior

Seems like it would be illegal to sign an agreement on behalf of the nation and then unilaterally not follow through.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:56:00am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

Dick Lugar passed away.

May he R.I.P.

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Jay C  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:56:34am

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Okay. I’ve heard of him although never seen him before.

Really? THAT’S “Sargon of Akkad”? Am I mistaken in recalling that he was cited as one of the online “inspirations” for Brenton Tarrant? Or was it Anders Breivik?

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:56:53am

Why would any other nation sign an agreement with the U.S.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:57:06am

re: #280 jaunte

Seems like it would be illegal to sign an agreement on behalf of the nation and then unilaterally not follow through.

Legal smegal.//

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retired cynic  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:57:09am

re: #231 HappyWarrior

Barr needs to go.

He never needed to come.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:57:17am

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Okay. I’ve heard of him although never seen him before.

I forgot to add, he’s apparently being investigated by the police for remarks he made that seem to endorse pedophilia (just like Milo).

One of UKIP’s lead candidates for the European election said it is acceptable to rape “young boys” in one of his YouTube videos.

Police are investigating Carl Benjamin, better-known as YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, over the remarks.

In the video, from 2014, Benjamin said: “I can be quoted as saying you can fuck young boys. It’s actually not as controversial as you think.

joe.co.uk

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:57:25am

re: #274 wrenchwench

UKIP and GOP ‘identity politics’:

If you are not a white christian, you have no identity. Shut up and go away. You’re nobody.

You forgot “straight”.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:58:03am

re: #282 Jay C

Really? THAT’S “Sargon of Akkad”? Am I mistaken in recalling that he was cited as one of the online “inspirations” for Brenton Tarrant? Or was it Anders Breivik?

I think Breivik cited him, but that’s just going off memory.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:58:08am

re: #286 Dr Lizardo

WTH?!!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:58:14am

re: #286 Dr Lizardo

I forgot to add, he’s apparently being investigated by the police for remarks he made that seem to endorse pedophilia (just like Milo).

joe.co.uk

He seems nice. Someone should really Spencer this Wanker.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:58:34am

re: #289 Patricia Kayden

WTH?!!

Milo allies…..

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Old Liberal  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:59:07am

re: #283 jaunte

Why would any other nation sign an agreement with the U.S.

Well for as long as republicans have controlled Congress there has been no reason to trust any treaty ,agreement etc.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 10:59:39am

re: #289 Patricia Kayden

WTH?!!

Honestly, I can’t say I’m shocked. This is what happens when professional internet trolls run for public office.

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Jay C  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:01:38am

re: #280 jaunte

Seems like it would be illegal to sign an agreement on behalf of the nation and then unilaterally not follow through.

So how are the Norks going to collect on this “bill”? Sue us?

Much as I loathe to agree with John Bolton on anything, this demand ought to be filed directly to the shredder. And Chairman Kim can feel free to dive in after to retrieve it.

This is, after all Donald Trump’s Administration: if they can’t come up with some “out” to stiff somebody on a bill, he ought to resign right away….

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:02:14am
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William Lewis  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:06:36am

re: #222 jaunte

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Twitter is a Nazi organization. It can not be salvaged. Jack has made sure of that.

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retired cynic  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:12:40am

re: #295 Patricia Kayden

Arabs and Jews are both Semitic peoples, at their base. To be anti-Semitic is to be against both Arabs and Jews that are Semitic in background. We have slipped into using anti-Semitic as being anti-Jewish, anti a religion.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:14:01am

re: #297 retired cynic

Arabs and Jews are both Semitic peoples, at their base. To be anti-Semitic is to be against both Arabs and Jews that are Semitic in background. We have slipped into using anti-Semitic as being anti-Jewish, anti a religion.

It’s that and I think the same conspiracies appear in bigoted bs to both.

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retired cynic  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:14:49am

WaPo is using “hate crime” (double quotation marks) in the headline of their piece. Perhaps it is because it hasn’t been officially labeled a hate crime by the proper authorities?

Of course, it IS a hate crime.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:16:07am

Minority religious groups are always subject to this crap. In the past, Catholics were subject to it too.

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Interesting Times  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:17:56am

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

THREAD:

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From the replies, an evergreen tweet:

Yes, there’s a typo, but given trump’s tweets and the general sloppiness of this admin, it’s hardly out of character.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:26:32am

re: #280 jaunte

Seems like it would be illegal to sign an agreement on behalf of the nation and then unilaterally not follow through.

Nixon had to sign a similar agreement to get a soldier released. Council told him that a contract signed under duress is not enforceable. I’m sure that was applied here

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:29:22am

Well, up early for work tomorrow. Have fun, Lizards.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:33:18am
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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:36:30am

About the movie: I laughed, I teared up, i cheered.

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Belafon  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:42:13am

They are estimating Endgame made $1.2 Billion this weekend: google.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:44:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:45:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:50:55am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:51:25am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We do. This administration ain’t it.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:53:03am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:53:31am

re: #311 jaunte

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Seriously fuck this.

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:53:47am
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allegro  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:54:12am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe I’m just missing it, but what the heck is that woman pissed about? She was saying words but they didn’t go together.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:54:59am

re: #314 allegro

Maybe I’m just missing it, but what the heck is that woman pissed about? She was saying words but they didn’t go together.

I have no idea

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:55:19am

How hard is it to say lied and incited violence at abortion provides?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:57:42am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:58:29am

re: #257 HappyWarrior

Hoft lies himself to sleep about what the right really is because even though he’s gay, he’s a hateful prick first.

Karma will get that liar when the Radical Xtians turn on him.

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steve_davis  Apr 28, 2019 • 11:58:43am

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another delicious 1950s magazine menu idea:

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Mid-century menu

“Mom!!!The waffle vomit is staring at me!!!!”

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jaunte  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:00:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:01:28pm

re: #320 jaunte

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The actual blood libel unlike the criticism Sarah Palin said was the bl.

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allegro  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:05:34pm

So tonight… White Walker war…

I’m sincerely apprehensive and feeling dread. I know my heart is going to be broken, I just don’t know how bad. I’m not alone. A friend sent me this and we’re both saddened that we didn’t think of it. LOL

(Yes, I know. Don’t @ me.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:05:42pm

good grief

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HappyWarrior  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:06:35pm

re: #323 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good grief

Oh shut up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:06:38pm

re: #320 jaunte

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LIE

It’s called a LIE

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:08:36pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:16:48pm

re: #326 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The press has gone all in for Trump.

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steve_davis  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:18:21pm

re: #61 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I haven’t read the article, but I can guess they have sunk too much money into “keeping up with the Joneses,” who have at least two expensive cars, a boat, a vacation home, a McMansion, and kids in private schools. Their vacations are likely to far off places, where they hole up in ritzy hotels and only go to ritzy restaurants. IOW, lots of conspicuous consumption. Probably a lot of their income goes toward servicing debt, as well.

I would not mind trying out a $500K income for a year or two. I’d probably be able to save at least 75% of it.

if I made 500k for 4 years, I could literally retire. I could easily invest a million dollars in perfectly safe stuff that would generate around 35k a year. That’s more than enough for my needs.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:21:57pm

re: #328 steve_davis

My accountant and I could come up with a budget that would allow me to put away most of it. I could pay off my house and fix it up and still put away quite a bit of money.

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calochortus  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:33:08pm

re: #314 allegro

Maybe I’m just missing it, but what the heck is that woman pissed about? She was saying words but they didn’t go together.

Probably trying to have an “incident” to record so it could go viral about the evil that is Kamala Harris.
Total Fail on this woman’s part.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:34:14pm

re: #314 allegro

Maybe I’m just missing it, but what the heck is that woman pissed about? She was saying words but they didn’t go together.

Apparently, she’s some sort of NRA shill who was dumped by Fox.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:35:56pm

Heavy thunderstorms in the area, with three days of snow on the schedule (but not much accumulation because the temperatures will be above and below freezing).

Gonna shut off the computer and unplug it for now. Catch y’all later.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:36:45pm

re: #332 Anymouse 🌹

Be careful. These late season storms can be dangerous.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:39:47pm

re: #333 PhillyPretzel

Be careful. These late season storms can be dangerous.

The last one had a funnel cloud go over our house. The sudden pressure change wasn’t fun on my ears.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:40:13pm
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wrenchwench  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:40:24pm

re: #333 PhillyPretzel

Be careful. These late season storms can be dangerous.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:41:05pm

I wrote more, but was not ready to get kicked up twitter. Someday.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:42:47pm

re: #336 wrenchwench

Some of the neighboring counties have a frost advisory in effect.
weather.gov

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:46:33pm

re: #338 PhillyPretzel

Some of the neighboring counties have a frost advisory in effect.
weather.gov

Our neighbouring counties have winter storm watches going up. Further west in the mountains there are winter storm warnings.

It is now raining hard here with thunder, so I’m off.

weather.gov

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Done Ben Wrote  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:53:28pm

re: #229 Joe Bacon 🌹

Answer—it’s the end result of 40+ years of the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine endlessly brainwashing the marks.

And I know that the religious-right are taught not to ask questions or think critically. (Instead of talking to 6th grade me about comparative religions and why ours was the right one, they told me to stop asking questions. I did not take that well.)

Do they all really believe the hate, or do they doubt, and double down on the hate because those doubts make them uncomfortable?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:54:53pm

re: #314 allegro

Maybe I’m just missing it, but what the heck is that woman pissed about? She was saying words but they didn’t go together.

I had to listen to her word vomit several times because she was spewing so fast, but I think I heard her say “family reunification harms children”

WHAT. THE. FUCKING. FUCK.

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steve_davis  Apr 28, 2019 • 12:57:22pm

re: #75 freetoken

So my free month of Netflix is coming to an end… and not finding anything new that entices me I decided to go back and view the first season of ST:TNG…

… and I am continually struck about how not-attached-to-reality these “sci-fi” shows can be.

A big disconnect (in Star Trek in general) with reality is the total disregard for Newton and all of the foundational knowledge of physics. For example, Picard says that the Enterprise is “travelling on impulse power”. For some reason, in the Star Trek universe, Newton’s Laws don’t apply.

And that “some reason” is this: as a show, ST is an Earth surface naval adventure (of the 18th-20th centuries) but set in space outside of Earth.

On a ship on water, one needs to be ” travelling on impulse power” to go in any direction in which the wind is not blowing, because the friction with the water will cause any ship momentum to be transferred to the water, thus the ship will stop relative to the local water.

But of course that is only due to travelling through water. In a nearly complete vacuum any ship will just keep on moving, no “impulse power” is needed, with whatever velocity was the initial value.

Star Trek is far from the worse, but it is pretty bad when it comes to reality.

Most of what goes by on TV (and large screen) as “science fiction” is, in my opinion, just alternative religion.

Anyway, “impulse power” is only needed for acceleration. But here’s the thing with Star Trek spaceships - once a thing is going some decent fraction of the speed of light (say .5c), it is very very difficult to increase one’s speed wrt light speed by any transfer of momentum. In the real universe, it becomes increasingly difficult to increase speed the faster one’s speed already may be… and this relativistic understanding of the rocket equation is why going to another star in any acceptable-to-human-lifespans is not going to be possible.

what? you made it through the two dozen episodes that are solved by Data making use of a “tachyon stream” or a “positronic flow burst,” but you got hung up on “impulse power”? Let me explain impulse power to you. I’m a middle-aged man. I’ve been running on impulse power for about 10 years now. The dilithium crystals burned out sometime in the oughts.

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:02:42pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

We have a President who lies and incites. It’s fucking frightening.

And no one calls him on it
Not the media at large, not the R Senate, not R’S in general

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wrenchwench  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:03:09pm

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

I had to listen to her word vomit several times because she was spewing so fast, but I think I heard her say “family reunification harms children”

WHAT. THE. FUCKING. FUCK.

I had the impression that she was trying to make up a conservative position on why locking up children is a good thing, with little or no forethought, because that’s how Republicans came up with the idea in the first place, so she figured it was SOP to yell her newly made up theory at an elected Democrat.

She’s hoping for an on camera position at Fox.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:04:31pm

re: #344 wrenchwench

I had the impression that she was trying to make up a conservative position on why locking up children is a good thing, with little or no forethought, because that’s how Republicans came up with the idea in the first place, so she figured it was SOP to yell her newly made up theory at an elected Democrat.

She’s hoping for an on camera position at Fox.

She’s following the Looney Loomer method of “pay attention to meee!!!”

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DangerMan  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:10:32pm

re: #265 Hecuba’s daughter

Think of these people as no different than (from?) children who grew up in poverty and then, through athletic skill and years of training, are suddenly given multi-million dollar contracts to play professional sports. They have no concept of what this money really means or a clue on how to manage it. They replace years of deprivation with uncontrolled expenditures to purchase anything that strikes their fancy — or that allows them to compete with their neighbors.

Maybe if more took seriously the money management classes that many are forced to take during high school, they would be better prepared. Certainly too many middle class children are raised to feel entitled.

The most ridiculous part of the article talked about how their savings are so modest because after their expenses — including discretionary expenses — they have little left over. There is also mention they should budget to pay the minimum on credit card debt, instead of lecturing them that they should be paying off their credit card monthly, except if there is a real emergency.

It’s called living within your means
At whatever the level

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 28, 2019 • 1:54:07pm

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

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One real evil bastard.


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