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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 10:41:04am

Official Team Trump has now turned Trump’s ‘tearful tough guy thanking him’ schtick into a meme.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 10:42:47am

re: #1 jaunte

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Official Team Trump has now turned Trump’s ‘tearful tough guy thanking him’ schtick into a meme.

You don’t know a thing about union members. Union members REJECTED your father. But yeah go ahead out of touch douchebag whine about union leaders representing what their members want.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 10:44:30am

As usual, the Trump tactic is to split, not to unify.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 10:44:50am

Maybe ot maybe not

Isn’t there some kind of emergency!!!!!! at the border that needed immediate attention?

Repurposing $ billlions. Build border wall at once?

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 10:44:53am

re: #3 jaunte

As usual, the Trump tactic is to split, not to unify.

It is.

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lawhawk  May 6, 2019 • 10:45:33am

re: #1 jaunte

Trump went out of his way to hire nonunion workers at every opportunity.

He stands accused of widespread use of undocumented workers - aka illegal aliens - to work at his golf resorts so he could maximize his profits and minimize his costs.

He repeatedly uses nonunion workers, going all the way back to the demolition of the Bonwit Teller building that made way to build his Trump tower in midtown.

He doesn’t care about unions. They’re props - and a cost to him.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 10:46:53am

re: #6 lawhawk

Trump went out of his way to hire nonunion workers at every opportunity.

He stands accused of widespread use of undocumented workers - aka illegal aliens - to work at his golf resorts so he could maximize his profits and minimize his costs.

He repeatedly uses nonunion workers, going all the way back to the demolition of the Bonwit Teller building that made way to build his Trump tower in midtown.

He doesn’t care about unions. They’re props - and a cost to him.

Yep and I think that’s what scares him and his son about Biden. Biden can talk on union issues and he can’t talk to Union workers without resorting to lying and patronizing them and they can see the contrast between him and Biden.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 10:47:57am
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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2019 • 10:48:00am

In regards to lethal injection, even though in principle, I’m opposed to the death penalty (it’s not a deterrent to criminality and IMHO, it’s a relic of a more barbaric time) my question is instead of this fanciful cocktail of drugs, FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine? I confess I’m not sure as what the actual amount of morphine is necessary to induce cardiopulmonary failure, but I’m pretty sure there has to be a level that would be fatal within minutes to anyone.

That being said, I’m in favor of things like the “99-to-life” sentence for the most abhorrent criminals. And serial killers/mass murderers/spree killers (while monstrous) should be subjected to intensive psychological study in the hope that we can find out what it is that makes them do what they do.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 10:51:22am

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

In regards to lethal injection, even though in principle, I’m opposed to the death penalty (it’s not a deterrent to criminality and IMHO, it’s a relic of a more barbaric time) my question is instead of this fanciful cocktail of drugs, FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine? I confess I’m not sure as what the actual amount of morphine is necessary to induce cardiopulmonary failure, but I’m pretty sure there has to be a level that would be fatal within minutes to anyone.

That being said, I’m in favor of things like the “99-to-life” sentence for the most abhorrent criminals. And serial killers/mass murderers/spree killers (while monstrous) should be subjected to intensive psychological study in the hope that we can find out what it is that makes them do what they do.

Being anti death penalty doesn’t mean you think terrible crimes shouldn’t be punished. I would argue that any serial killer or rapist can’t be rehabilitated. I just don’t believe death is something the state should have the power to use on its citizenry..

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 10:55:45am

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

In regards to lethal injection, even though in principle, I’m opposed to the death penalty (it’s not a deterrent to criminality and IMHO, it’s a relic of a more barbaric time) my question is instead of this fanciful cocktail of drugs, FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine? I confess I’m not sure as what the actual amount of morphine is necessary to induce cardiopulmonary failure, but I’m pretty sure there has to be a level that would be fatal within minutes to anyone.

That being said, I’m in favor of things like the “99-to-life” sentence for the most abhorrent criminals. And serial killers/mass murderers/spree killers (while monstrous) should be subjected to intensive psychological study in the hope that we can find out what it is that makes them do what they do.

I mentioned that to a medical person, and he told me morphine isn’t guaranteed to be lethal. News to me.

Maybe fentanyl?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 6, 2019 • 10:56:14am
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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2019 • 10:57:04am

re: #11 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

I mentioned that to a medical person, and he told me morphine isn’t guaranteed to be lethal. News to me.

Maybe fentanyl?

That’s a surprise to me as well - I’m not a medical person either. I would’ve imagined that there would be a lethal dose of morphine.

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 10:57:09am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 6, 2019 • 10:57:41am

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

is instead of this fanciful cocktail of drugs, FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine?

How about milk of amnesia? Worked on Michael Jackson….

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 10:58:03am

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

In regards to lethal injection, even though in principle, I’m opposed to the death penalty (it’s not a deterrent to criminality and IMHO, it’s a relic of a more barbaric time) my question is instead of this fanciful cocktail of drugs, FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine? I confess I’m not sure as what the actual amount of morphine is necessary to induce cardiopulmonary failure, but I’m pretty sure there has to be a level that would be fatal within minutes to anyone.

That being said, I’m in favor of things like the “99-to-life” sentence for the most abhorrent criminals. And serial killers/mass murderers/spree killers (while monstrous) should be subjected to intensive psychological study in the hope that we can find out what it is that makes them do what they do.

He discusses it in the video - it’s no better. An opioid overdose is not like going to sleep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 10:58:57am

re: #12 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Death by PowerPoint…

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 10:58:57am

He’s doing a great job pointing out why this is horrifying.

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2019 • 10:59:30am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

He discusses it in the video - it’s no better. An opioid overdose is not like going to sleep.

IMHO, the death penalty just needs to be abolished. It serves no useful purpose at this point.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 10:59:41am

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Which is why he will fight even harder to not get thrown out.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 10:59:46am

re: #12 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

@thehill
WATCH: Crowd erupts into chants of “PowerPoint” after Yang pledges to use PowerPoint if he gives SOTU address hill.cm

everybody wants a catchy slogan, a cool logo, a cheer, to belong, to be on a winning team

none of them have a clue what’s important

politics aint powerpoint

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 10:59:59am

re: #19 Dr Lizardo

IMHO, the death penalty just needs to be abolished. It serves no useful purpose at this point.

It is incredibly outdated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:00:39am
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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 11:00:49am

re: #21 DangerMan

everybody wants a catchy slogan, a cool logo, a cheer, to belong, to be on a winning team

none of them have a clue what’s important

politics aint powerpoint

The really cool candidates use Harvard Graphics.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 11:01:14am

re: #13 Dr Lizardo

That’s a surprise to me as well - I’m not a medical person either. I would’ve imagined that there would be a lethal dose of morphine.

I’m sure you’ll find one in the literature — apparently people differ enough that it’s not guaranteed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 11:01:21am

re: #24 Decatur Deb

The really cool candidates use Harvard Graphics.

And the Republicans use MS Paint.

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 11:03:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:04:30am

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

And the Republicans use MS Paint.

closely examine the pixels…

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 11:04:39am

re: #22 HappyWarrior

It is incredibly outdated.

It has always been bad. It used to be acceptably bad. Oliver says, no longer, if it ever was.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:04:41am
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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 11:04:59am

re: #6 lawhawk

Trump went out of his way to hire nonunion workers at every opportunity.

He stands accused of widespread use of undocumented workers - aka illegal aliens - to work at his golf resorts so he could maximize his profits and minimize his costs.

He repeatedly uses nonunion workers, going all the way back to the demolition of the Bonwit Teller building that made way to build his Trump tower in midtown.

He doesn’t care about unions. They’re props - and a cost to him.

Standard Republican “principle” - relentlessly dump on unions by repetitive harping on “corrupt union bosses” while effusive praising the rank-and-file: when said r&f mindlessly cheerleads for RW boilerplate, that is…
Not even new with Trump, though as usual he makes everything worse…

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:06:30am

re: #29 wrenchwench

It has always been bad. It used to be acceptably bad. Oliver says, no longer, if it ever was.

Yeah it always was awful.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:06:46am

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s a lefty Trump.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:08:58am

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

In case you missed it… Today’s Word of the Day: STREETCH (v.) to strut, to walk haughtily; to walk or hike for exercise

cats disagree

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:09:08am

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:09:37am

re: #24 Decatur Deb

The really cool candidates use Harvard Graphics.

the smart ones talk about what they’d put on the slides

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:09:53am

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is what the Dems have to press the issue on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:12:01am

re: #36 DangerMan

the smart ones talk about what they’d put on the slides

but they only have overhead projectors and transparencies.

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 11:12:51am

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

but they only have overhead projectors and transparencies.

I still have parts of a Buhl epidiascope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:13:07am

hahahahahahahaahaaaa

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:14:02am

meanwhile in the totally unironic department, pe r AP

“The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into the United States for seasonal work through the end of September, a move that reflects how the booming economy has complicated President Trump’s efforts to restrict legal immigration,”

- how they gonna get em to leave? some kind of monitoring system? like they couldnt manage with children

- if things are that good, why not bring that 3-odd% unemployment down to totally historical levels (!!) with good old US workers?

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 11:14:15am
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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:15:09am

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

but they only have overhead projectors and transparencies.

and mimeograph handouts

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:16:32am

re: #43 DangerMan

and mimeograph handouts

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I believe those are actually spirit duplicator prints (yes, I have fond memories of those…)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:16:42am
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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 11:17:08am

re: #43 DangerMan

and mimeograph handouts

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Love the smell of xylene in the morning.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 11:17:52am

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

closely examine the pixels…

HEAT MAPS

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:18:52am

re: #41 DangerMan

meanwhile in the totally unironic department, pe r AP

- how they gonna get em to leave? some kind of monitoring system? like they couldnt manage with children

- if things are that good, why not bring that 3-odd% unemployment down to totally historical levels (!!) with good old US workers?

i’ll tell you why

there are no jobs americans wont do. they just have a few ‘demands’

they want their full wages
they want their full overtime
and they want a reasonably safe work environment

thats why we import em

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:19:35am

uh huh…

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:20:27am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I agree with this and I’m a Millennial. And frankly many Millennials didn’t want to listen to what HRC was actually proposing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 11:21:18am

Jacob Wohl just does not fucking give up, does he?

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:21:21am

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

I believe those are actually spirit duplicator prints (yes, I have fond memories of those…)

xerox, kleenex, ketchup, jello…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 11:21:50am
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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 11:22:29am

re: #46 Decatur Deb

Love the smell of xylene in the morning.

i think we had one of those in the marching band

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:23:11am

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

Jacob Wohl just does not fucking give up, does he?

He’s got a powerful benefactor I reckon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:27:36am

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahaahaaaa

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:28:35am

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Haha. Amateur hour.

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mmmirele  May 6, 2019 • 11:31:43am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

Being anti death penalty doesn’t mean you think terrible crimes shouldn’t be punished. I would argue that any serial killer or rapist can’t be rehabilitated. I just don’t believe death is something the state should have the power to use on its citizenry..

As some of you all know, I go out and protest at a “church” where the leaders and attendees believe women should be executed for having abortions. I’ve had wearisome arguments about crime and punishment. Their line of thinking is: Murder is a crime > “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” * > a zygote, embryo, fetus is human > killing a human being is murder > murderers should be executed > women who get abortions are murdering human beings > therefore women who obtain abortions should be executed.

I can’t even get past point one with them because the whole “murder is a crime” statement is complex. And that’s before you get to how awful our legal system is and how the state shouldn’t be executing people anyway.

The “pastor” also believes rapists should be executed. I think rape is heinous, but given our crappy criminal legal system, should we be executing ANYONE? Nope.

Maybe for my next protest, which will be on June 3, I should have a sign asking how they want the executions of women who have abortions carried out. I’m kind of afraid of what kind of executions they have in mind. But if I can get the heinousness on video…

* They’re theonomists and believe Old Testament law should be the law of the land. Uh NOPE.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:33:10am

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Michael Tracey is such an eejit

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:34:39am

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Michael Tracey is such an eejit

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Yeah Ron Paul’s influence is going to get Gabbard the Democratic primary. Keep on smoking that grass, Mike.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:35:39am

Ron Paul cape in third in the GOP primary so ergo Tulsi will win New Hampshire is stupid shit.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 11:38:03am

re: #61 HappyWarrior

Ron Paul cape in third in the GOP primary so ergo Tulsi will win New Hampshire is stupid shit.

He’s still suffering from the concussion he got from Waters.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:38:37am

re: #62 Belafon

He’s still suffering from the concussion he got from Waters.

Ha!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:40:29am

thread:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:42:26am
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:43:27am

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread:

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Something Sanders never talks about when he tells people to ignore “identity politics.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:43:58am
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:44:13am

That is that you need more than just pro worker policy, you need pro inclusion policy.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 11:44:43am

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

Future historians are going to have a hard time reporting on the specifics of this presidency.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:45:18am

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Did not know that. My grand aunt worked for NASA and knew all the astronauts from that era. Unfortunately she died when I was young so I never heard any first hand stories.

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Romantic Heretic  May 6, 2019 • 11:47:46am

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

If the death penalty ever comes back to Canada which I pray it doesn’t, I want it done this way.

First, the job of executioner is filled by lottery. Every voter might someday receive a letter that reads, “On this day at this time you must be at this prison where you will kill this person.” Along with a card so the recipient can travel to the execution, obtain accommodation, and travel home.

Second, the method of execution is a 9mm hollow point in the back of the head.

You’d be surprised how many people who favour the death penalty would oppose it. With my method they might have to do their own killing, or kill someone they don’t think deserves it. Like an ammosexual having to execute Stephen Paddock. They’d be, “No! he was just using his 2nd Amendment Rights!”

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 11:49:07am

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

[National Air and Space Museum]

Alamogordo, NM has an Air and Space Museum. But they keep putting stuff in it. They put a T Rex in there, but it’s just a model. so it doesn’t take up much Air, but it takes up a lot of Space.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:49:25am

re: #71 Romantic Heretic

If the death penalty ever comes back to Canada which I pray it doesn’t, I want it done this way.

First, the job of executioner is filled by lottery. Every voter might someday receive a letter that reads, “On this day at this time you must be at this prison where you will kill this person.” Along with a card so the recipient can travel to the execution, obtain accommodation, and travel from home.

Second, the method of execution is a 9mm hollow point in the back of the head.

You’d be surprised how many people who favour the death penalty would oppose it. With my method they might have to do their own killing, or kill someone they don’t think deserves it. Like an ammosexual having to execute Stephen Paddock. They’d be, “No! he was just using his 2nd Amendment Rights!”

I think Oliver made a great point. Lethal injection isn’t about being painless for the criminal, it’s about being comfortable for those watching.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:49:54am

something for the foodies here:

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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 11:51:24am

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

Jacob Wohl just does not fucking give up, does he?

I wonder if this latest “press conference” is going to be a shitshow of no-show like his “Mueller rape charge” debacle?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 11:52:37am

mohr food…

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:53:11am

re: #75 Jay C

I wonder if this latest “press conference” is going to be a shitshow of no-show like his “Mueller rape charge” debacle?

Already got the date wrong so it’s a safe bet.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:53:36am

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

mohr food…

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Mmmmm

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 11:54:55am

re: #69 jaunte

Future historians are going to have a hard time reporting on the specifics of this presidency.

I think it’s going to be easier than most, actually. For prior presidents, there was some nuance and grey areas that could be complicating factors. For this idiots it’s just “they were lying liars who lied all the fucking time… oh, and ETTD.”

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Romantic Heretic  May 6, 2019 • 11:55:00am

re: #73 HappyWarrior

I think Oliver made a great point. Lethal injection isn’t about being painless for the criminal, it’s about being comfortable for those watching.

Yeah, people really don’t like being responsible for their actions.

Which is why I chose the method of execution. No denying what you did with a person’s brains all over the floor in front of you.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  May 6, 2019 • 11:55:06am

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

I believe those are actually spirit duplicator prints (yes, I have fond memories of those…)

I published 120 copies of a 100+ page “book” using that technology 1975. It was on monkey anatomy. What a job that was!

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 11:55:49am

re: #80 Romantic Heretic

Yeah, people really don’t like being responsible for their actions.

Which is why I chose the method of execution. No denying what you did with a person’s brains all over the floor in front of you.

Yep. You got it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:01:47pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 6, 2019 • 12:05:14pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s my wife ya’all!

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 12:06:17pm

re: #58 mmmirele

As some of you all know, I go out and protest at a “church” where the leaders and attendees believe women should be executed for having abortions. I’ve had wearisome arguments about crime and punishment. Their line of thinking is: Murder is a crime > “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” * > a zygote, embryo, fetus is human > killing a human being is murder > murderers should be executed > women who get abortions are murdering human beings > therefore women who obtain abortions should be executed.

I can’t even get past point one with them because the whole “murder is a crime” statement is complex. And that’s before you get to how awful our legal system is and how the state shouldn’t be executing people anyway.

The “pastor” also believes rapists should be executed. I think rape is heinous, but given our crappy criminal legal system, should we be executing ANYONE? Nope.

Maybe for my next protest, which will be on June 3, I should have a sign asking how they want the executions of women who have abortions carried out. I’m kind of afraid of what kind of executions they have in mind. But if I can get the heinousness on video…

* They’re theonomists and believe Old Testament law should be the law of the land. Uh NOPE.

im sure you werent being so exacting and you nailed it exactly where their argument falls to the ground (in the US)

while “a zygote, embryo, fetus is human” it is not ‘a human”, nor ‘a human being’. it is not a constitutionally protected singular human life (yes as you get closer to 9 months, it gets muddier)

if these people have moral concerns they should speak to someone who can help them come to terms with the reality of their having moral concerns over someone else’s legal behavior.

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makeitstop  May 6, 2019 • 12:15:08pm

re: #84 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

That’s my wife ya’all!

How cool! The wings fooled me!

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 12:15:10pm

re: #85 DangerMan

(yes as you get closer to 9 months, it gets muddier)

Until the child is outside the womb, it’s still not a human as far as the law should be concerned.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:15:36pm

*snerk*

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jimmyvluv4u  May 6, 2019 • 12:17:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:17:40pm

re: #87 Belafon

Until the child is outside the womb, it’s still not a human as far as the law should be concerned.

outside of the womb and breathing, according to the Bible (for example, Job 33:4)

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sagehen  May 6, 2019 • 12:18:01pm

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine? I confess I’m not sure as what the actual amount of morphine is necessary to induce cardiopulmonary failure, but I’m pretty sure there has to be a level that would be fatal within minutes to anyone.

People OD all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. Most of them not on purpose, just out of misjudging the dosage. It would be super-easy to do it on purpose.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 6, 2019 • 12:19:47pm

re: #86 makeitstop

This is the cake she did for a big competition in florida. All edible. She got second, missed first by 2 points!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:21:04pm

re: #92 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

so amazing!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:21:09pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 12:21:49pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2019 • 12:22:19pm

Gonna call it a day - up early for work tomorrow. Have fun, Lizards.

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allegro  May 6, 2019 • 12:23:49pm

Am I the only one who suspects that this wasn’t a mistake but rather the most brilliant product placement in the history of marketing?

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TedStriker  May 6, 2019 • 12:27:08pm

re: #97 allegro

Am I the only one who suspects that this wasn’t a mistake but rather the most brilliant product placement in the history of marketing?

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Well, it has got everyone talking, so there’s that.

That said though, there is no fucking way this was not on purpose; from the actors to the camera operators to the director, no one could have just missed that cup just sitting there. If it was a genuine goof, there’s a whole lot of people up and down the episode’s production who just didn’t do their jobs well right there.

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Barefoot Grin  May 6, 2019 • 12:32:36pm

re: #98 TedStriker

Well, it has got everyone talking, so there’s that.

That said though, there is no fucking way this was not on purpose; from the actors to the camera operators to the director, no one could have just missed that cup just sitting there. If it was a genuine goof, there’s a whole lot of people up and down the episode’s production who just didn’t do their jobs well right there.

Yeah, aren’t there continuity people whose job it is to study every detail so that multiple shots can be easily edited together? (I know nothing about this, just heard it somewhere.)

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 12:33:09pm

re: #97 allegro

Am I the only one who suspects that this wasn’t a mistake but rather the most brilliant product placement in the history of marketing?

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gotta be
because not one person caught it in post production, frame by frame editing, pre-screenings, etc

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TedStriker  May 6, 2019 • 12:34:22pm

re: #99 Barefoot Grin

Yeah, aren’t there continuity people whose job it is to study every detail so that multiple shots can be easily edited together? (I know nothing about this, just heard it somewhere.)

Continuity errors are a fact of life in Hollywood, even in top-shelf productions like GoT, but glaring mistakes like this (if it was a mistake) that make it to the final cut can, depending on the egregiousness of the offense, often cost people their jobs and sully their reps badly.

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 12:36:07pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Can’t even watch someone dying in a video, so I really can’t fathom wanting to witness an execution.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:36:16pm

heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:38:12pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 12:38:19pm

re: #102 plansbandc

Can’t even watch someone dying in a video, so I really can’t fathom wanting to witness an execution.

I’ve seen archive footage of the night Ted Bundy was executed. TBH I found a lot of what I saw ghoulish. Not quite Bundy himself monstrous but the whole atmosphere was creepy imo.

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TedStriker  May 6, 2019 • 12:38:55pm

re: #9 Dr Lizardo

In regards to lethal injection, even though in principle, I’m opposed to the death penalty (it’s not a deterrent to criminality and IMHO, it’s a relic of a more barbaric time) my question is instead of this fanciful cocktail of drugs, FFS, can’t they just administer a lethal OD of morphine? I confess I’m not sure as what the actual amount of morphine is necessary to induce cardiopulmonary failure, but I’m pretty sure there has to be a level that would be fatal within minutes to anyone.

That being said, I’m in favor of things like the “99-to-life” sentence for the most abhorrent criminals. And serial killers/mass murderers/spree killers (while monstrous) should be subjected to intensive psychological study in the hope that we can find out what it is that makes them do what they do.

re: #71 Romantic Heretic

If the death penalty ever comes back to Canada which I pray it doesn’t, I want it done this way.

First, the job of executioner is filled by lottery. Every voter might someday receive a letter that reads, “On this day at this time you must be at this prison where you will kill this person.” Along with a card so the recipient can travel to the execution, obtain accommodation, and travel from home.

Second, the method of execution is a 9mm hollow point in the back of the head.

You’d be surprised how many people who favour the death penalty would oppose it. With my method they might have to do their own killing, or kill someone they don’t think deserves it. Like an ammosexual having to execute Stephen Paddock. They’d be, “No! he was just using his 2nd Amendment Rights!”

re: #73 HappyWarrior

I think Oliver made a great point. Lethal injection isn’t about being painless for the criminal, it’s about being comfortable for those watching.

George Carlin, patron saint of profane insightful comedy, had it right decades ago:

George Carlin - Death Penalty

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2019 • 12:40:55pm

re: #92 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I remember when she was on the show a couple of years ago?

She is killing it!!!!

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William Lewis  May 6, 2019 • 12:41:33pm

re: #90 Backwoods_Sleuth

outside of the womb and breathing, according to the Bible (for example, Job 33:4)

Genesis 2:7 as well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:44:03pm

just in case this is NSFW:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 12:44:30pm
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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 1:05:50pm

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:07:31pm

re: #111 plansbandc

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Brilliant

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:09:10pm
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Jebediah, RBG  May 6, 2019 • 1:09:59pm

re: #97 allegro

Am I the only one who suspects that this wasn’t a mistake but rather the most brilliant product placement in the history of marketing?

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I suspect the same.
There are many sets of eyes watching the set while scenes are filmed. If it gets past all of those eyes, you have the multiple sets of eyes in post production (and those of everyone who gets to give notes on the edits.)
I don’t watch the show, but unless what you posted is a single frame that flashes by, that cup is way too centered and unobstructed.
When mistakes like this are genuine, it is usually something off in a dim corner of the frame, or in a reflection, or something less immediately visible like a wire or cable, etc.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 6, 2019 • 1:10:57pm

re: #98 TedStriker

Exactly!

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 1:11:53pm

re: #98 TedStriker

Well, it has got everyone talking, so there’s that.

That said though, there is no fucking way this was not on purpose; from the actors to the camera operators to the director, no one could have just missed that cup just sitting there. If it was a genuine goof, there’s a whole lot of people up and down the episode’s production who just didn’t do their jobs well right there.

I mean, if the showrunners are mailing it in with respect to storytelling, why should anyone else care?

(/ like three-quarters at most)

I came into this season with lowered expectations - I feel like the further they get from the books, the worse the show has gotten. And it really does feel like they sort of checked out with how many corners they’ve cut recently.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 1:11:59pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 1:12:13pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Where’s your Global Warming now, libtard?

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Jebediah, RBG  May 6, 2019 • 1:13:09pm

re: #99 Barefoot Grin

Yeah, aren’t there continuity people whose job it is to study every detail so that multiple shots can be easily edited together? (I know nothing about this, just heard it somewhere.)

Yes. They take photographs and notes, mostly to avoid things like a character’s makeup or wardrobe etc. changing when it wasn’t supposed to, etc.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:13:25pm

re: #117 jaunte

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The Trump Org resembles an organized crime racket imo.

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 1:15:39pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

The Trump Org resembles an organized crime racket imo.

Yes, “resembles”…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:15:44pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 1:17:27pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

The Trump Org resembles is an organized crime racket

FTFY.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:17:30pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:17:43pm

re: #121 KGxvi

Yes, “resembles”…

Yeah I’m being generous. Trump acts like a mafia don.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:17:59pm

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

FTFY.

Yep.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:18:24pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Is her husband still bullying people on Twitter?

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makeitstop  May 6, 2019 • 1:18:27pm

So, the DOJ has responded to Nadler’s contempt citation by inviting him to ‘negotiate.’

Nope. Another cheap stall, just coincidentally scheduled for the same time as the vote on contempt.

If Nadler goes at all, it should be after the House votes to find Barr in contempt. Hardball these assholes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:19:49pm
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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 1:19:52pm
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garzooma  May 6, 2019 • 1:20:34pm

re: #114 Jebediah, RBG

I suspect the same.
[…]
I don’t watch the show, but unless what you posted is a single frame that flashes by, that cup is way too centered and unobstructed.
[…]

Like the purloined letter?

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 1:23:04pm

Cute. Forgot the last tweet of the string.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:25:04pm
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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 1:26:22pm

re: #128 makeitstop

So, the DOJ jas responded to Nadler’s contempt citation by inviting him to ‘negotiate.’

Nope. Another cheap stall, just coincidentally scheduled for the same time as the vote on contempt.

If Nadler goes at all, it should be after the House votes to find Barr in contempt. Hardball these assholes.

This is the litigation equivalent of a party letting the other side know they’re preparing a motion for summary judgment only to have them ask for mediation with the intent of running out the clock on being able to file an MSJ. My approach: fuck that, file the MSJ; the fear of having to defend against an MSJ will make them more likely to settle.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:26:40pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Her son’s murder was so senseless. I remember Jordan’s murderer tried to justify it by saying the loud music scared him. Such bs.

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danarchy  May 6, 2019 • 1:26:40pm

re: #116 KGxvi

I mean, if the showrunners are mailing it in with respect to storytelling, why should anyone else care?

(/ like three-quarters at most)

I came into this season with lowered expectations - I feel like the further they get from the books, the worse the show has gotten. And it really does feel like they sort of checked out with how many corners they’ve cut recently.

The last time a coffee cup showed up in game of thrones the character ended up losing the hand that held it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 6, 2019 • 1:28:48pm

You know that when we’ve gotten to the point where we have a “Pokemon region of your brain” that perhaps our infatuation with gaming has gone a bit far:

Stanford researchers identify brain region activated by Pokémon

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:29:51pm

re: #132 Chrysicat

Cute. Forgot the last tweet of the string.

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Spain too. The myth of tyrannical King George is way overblown. The issue was a foreign based Parliament making our laws without our say. Which makes the complaint that Obama was “anti colonial” all the more hilarious.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 1:29:58pm

re: #116 KGxvi

My latest complaint with the GoT world is that a ballista was such a shocking development after a thousand (thousands?) of years of bows and crossbows.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 1:30:46pm

“Who would ever think of making a weapon bigger?”

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 1:32:40pm

re: #138 HappyWarrior

Spain too. The myth of tyrannical King George is way overblown. The issue was a foreign based Parliament making our laws without our say. Which makes the complaint that Obama was “anti colonial” all the more hilarious.

Well, yes, but Spain was doing it as much as a personal favour to their king’s cousin as out of any illusion that their star was going to start returning to the place it had been in prior to the War of the Succession.

I mean, they even knew that they’d be giving up a substantial portion of their Empire win or lose!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:33:42pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:33:46pm

re: #141 Chrysicat

Well, yes, but Spain was doing it as much as a personal favour to their king’s cousin as out of any illusion that their star was going to start returning to the place it had been in prior to the War of the Succession.

I mean, they even knew that they’d be giving up a substantial portion of their Empire win or lose!

True. Just pointing out another Absolute Monarch that helped us.

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 1:33:49pm

re: #139 jaunte

My latest complaint with the GoT world is that a ballista was such a shocking development after a thousand (thousands?) of years of bows and crossbows.

In the books, that’s actually how one of the original Targareyan dragons was killed during the reign of Aegon the Conqueror. Because Aegon couldn’t conquer Dorne, there was an ongoing conflict until one of his sister-wives and her dragon Meraxes was shot down with a scorpion.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:34:50pm

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The linguist should just say they didn’t like the investigation and that’s why they obstructed justice. I’m sure Barr would understand./:

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 1:35:18pm

re: #137 freetoken

You know that when we’ve gotten to the point where we have a “Pokemon region of your brain” that perhaps our infatuation with gaming has gone a bit far:

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It’s been downhill since we developed speech, chocolate, and bacon centers of our brain. And, if these people were really trying, they’d probably find a chess center as well.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 6, 2019 • 1:36:27pm

re: #131 garzooma

In somewhat less violent surroundings, yes!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 1:37:10pm

re: #146 Belafon

It’s been downhill since we developed speech, chocolate, and bacon centers of our brain. And, if these people were really trying, they’d probably find a chess center as well.

Bobby Fischer as a classic case where the chess center overloaded…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:37:40pm
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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 1:39:37pm

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

Note: obstruction charges with no charged underlying crime, just brought by AG William Barr’s Department of Justice.

un- possible

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 1:41:46pm

Credit to my good friend @azaleacloud,who’s despised Bragman for years and is apparently back on Twitter after a mental-health break, for finding this one:

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mmmirele  May 6, 2019 • 1:42:49pm

re: #71 Romantic Heretic

In Arizona, the jury has to sign the death warrant if they decide, after the guilty verdict, that the person should be executed. I would refuse to serve on a d.p. case because I don’t think the state should be in the business of executing people.

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mmmirele  May 6, 2019 • 1:45:34pm

re: #87 Belafon

Until the child is outside the womb, it’s still not a human as far as the law should be concerned.

That’s pretty much my position. BUT, my continued statement is that it’s not my choice.

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 1:48:52pm

re: #152 mmmirele

In Arizona, the jury has to sign the death warrant if they decide, after the guilty verdict, that the person should be executed. I would refuse to serve on a d.p. case because I don’t think the state should be in the business of executing people.

There’s an argument to be made that striking jurors because they are opposed to the death penalty is actually prejudicial to defendants. By only impaneling jurors who support the death penalty, you increase the odds that the jury will find it appropriate, regardless of the facts.

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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 1:54:16pm

re: #138 HappyWarrior

Spain too. The myth of tyrannical King George is way overblown. The issue was a foreign based Parliament making our laws without our say. Which makes the complaint that Obama was “anti colonial” all the more hilarious.

I dunno, I’ve always thought the (negative) characterization of President Obama as “anti-colonial” (usually with irrelevant mention of his Kenyan heritage) was fundamentally racist code for “anti-white”: the assumption being that only bloodthirsty radical Commie-inspired terrorists could ever gainsay the “conventional wisdom” that colonialism was ever anything other than an unmitigated benefit for “savage” Third-Worlders…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:54:55pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:56:23pm

re: #155 Jay C

I dunno, I’ve always thought the (negative) characterization of President Obama as “anti-colonial” (usually with irrelevant mention of his Kenyan heritage) was fundamentally racist code for “anti-white”: the assumption being that only bloodthirsty radical Commie-inspired terrorists could ever gainsay the “conventional wisdom” that colonialism was ever anything other than an unmitigated benefit for “savage” Third-Worlders…

It was, yes.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 1:57:05pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So we’ve gone from climate change is a hoax to climate change is good.

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Dr. Matt  May 6, 2019 • 1:57:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 1:59:31pm
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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 2:00:54pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 2:03:14pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

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She’s awesome.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 2:04:48pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

So we’ve gone from climate change is a hoax to climate change is good.

there’s still time for some of us to profit before we all die

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 2:11:01pm

re: #160 nines09

Now I’m going to have to go listen to everything he’s done. Thanks!

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 2:11:17pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

So we’ve gone from climate change is a hoax to climate change is good.

I’ve heard this argument a few times over the years. A few different versions of it, but it’s been around for a while… usually something along the lines of “well, this might actually be good because [stupid argument about farmers having longer growing seasons or some such]”

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 2:12:20pm

re: #166 KGxvi

I’ve heard this argument a few times over the years. A few different versions of it, but it’s been around for a while… usually something along the lines of “well, this might actually be good because [stupid argument about farmers having longer growing seasons or some such]”

Yeah you’re right. I have seen that too. This coming from the Secretary of State tho.

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Jack Burton  May 6, 2019 • 2:13:32pm

re: #166 KGxvi

I’ve heard this argument a few times over the years. A few different versions of it, but it’s been around for a while… usually something along the lines of “well, this might actually be good because [stupid argument about farmers having longer growing seasons or some such]”

Part of me feels like people saying that are pushing Russian propaganda, because I’m pretty sure many Russians really believe that climate change would make Russia a temperate paradise with tons of farmland while the rest of the world burns.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 2:14:40pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

So we’ve gone from climate change is a hoax to climate change is good.

That’s not climate change, it’s just God parting the seas again.

////

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nines09  May 6, 2019 • 2:15:41pm

re: #165 plansbandc

I’m happy you like it. He’s one more I stumbled across. He’s on tour, and it will be in small venues. If I had a dollar for all the talent that talked to me that I never got to see………..

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 2:17:04pm

re: #170 nines09

I would definitely go see him, but almost no one comes here. A shame, because we really do like Americana here.

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sagehen  May 6, 2019 • 2:17:27pm

re: #146 Belafon

It’s been downhill since we developed speech, chocolate, and bacon centers of our brain. And, if these people were really trying, they’d probably find a chess center as well.

Chocolate was a New World discovery (along with popcorn, cocaine and tequila).

The Old World had coffee.

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nines09  May 6, 2019 • 2:19:53pm

re: #165 plansbandc

Oldie but goodie.

Hayes Carll Rivertown

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nines09  May 6, 2019 • 2:21:23pm

re: #171 plansbandc

Sometimes you have to go to them.
Thanks.

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 2:21:47pm

I’m out with her as I think I’d get blocked for bluntly saying, “No, Parliament raised the taxes, with a particular blame for the Lords; George just didn’t veto”.

But how did we get to a point where 80% of the country’s liberals are miseducated to the point of ‘understanding’ that the sovereign could levy taxes by himself in 1766?

For whatever reason I’ve become obsessed with rehabilitating Great Britain’s image and doing what I can to stop burnishing the one of a Continental Congress that, when it comes down to it, was about as legal and for whom individual liberty was a novel, original concept as it was for the Confederacy.

And yes, that may be an autie thing rather than something worth discussing when we have a would-be tyrant who actually is seeing ‘his parliament’ let him be what he wants. Especially since she’s right; George would probably have preferred dictatorial power.

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sagehen  May 6, 2019 • 2:22:31pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

So we’ve gone from climate change is a hoax to climate change is good.

It’s definitely good for Russia. They’ve expanded port facilities at St Petersburg so they can operate year-round, they’re planting flags all over the previously unreachable places they want to mine in the Arctic, and there’s a chance Siberia might become arable.

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 2:23:48pm

re: #174 nines09

True enough. I’ve traveled from coast to coast to see my favorite.

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Mike Lamb  May 6, 2019 • 2:24:09pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yup…opening a new sea lane right across Florida.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 6, 2019 • 2:24:42pm

To distract from damning testimony from Mueller?

Carrier And Bombers Ordered To Middle East Without Any Details On Supposed Iranian Threat
thedrive.com

“In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force. The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”

At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the deployment was “something we’ve been working on for a little while,” indicating that it wasn’t really a result of new intelligence or a set of evolving circumstances, while also adding that there have been “escalatory actions from the Iranians,” but giving no examples of such acts.

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Mattand  May 6, 2019 • 2:24:53pm

So, I’m reading this article on CNN on how a shitload of former DOJ officials are basically saying that Barr is negligent in his job, when I came across this gem of a paragraph (bolding mine):

The group’s assertion comes as controversy over Mueller’s findings and the attorney general’s reaction to them grows — particularly regarding whether the President obstructed justice. Since Mueller released a redacted version of his report to the public on April 18, Attorney General William Barr has faced intense criticism from Democrats who say he downplayed the findings, while Mueller has been attacked by the White House.

Am I missing something? It feels like CNN is gaslighting me and everyone reading this article. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Barr the one who’s been redacting everything? Didn’t Muller turn over the report as is, and Barr’s pudgy little sausage phalanges did all the censoring?

Jesus Fucking Christ, this is the mother fucking “liberal” CNN everyone is always bitching about. I’m almost positive even Fox News wouldn’t frame the redactions this way, and they’re bascially Trump’s propaganda mill.

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Mike Lamb  May 6, 2019 • 2:25:19pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

So we’ve gone from climate change is a hoax to climate change is good.

They’ve been beating that drum for some time.

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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 2:26:41pm

re: #168 Jack Burton

Part of me feels like people saying that are pushing Russian propaganda, because I’m pretty sure many Russians really believe that climate change would make Russia a temperate paradise with tons of farmland while the rest of the world burns.

Proving, I suppose, that they’re not really all that smart (or no smarter than us)? I wonder what said Russians imagine that Siberia will look like once vast swathes of the tundra permafrost start to thaw/melt on a regular basis in the summertime? Hint: becoming a high-latitude Grain Belt probably won’t be an outcome.

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 2:27:02pm

re: #173 nines09

Well you’ve given me lots to listen to on my walks this week!

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Mike Lamb  May 6, 2019 • 2:27:14pm

re: #180 Mattand

So, I’m reading this article on CNN on how a shitload of former DOJ officials are basically saying that Barr is negligent in his job, when I came across this gem of a paragraph (bolding mine):

Am I missing something? It feels like CNN is gaslighting me and everyone reading this article. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Barr the one who’s been redacting everything? Didn’t Muller turn over the report as is, and Barr’s pudgy little sausage phalanges did all the censoring?

Jesus Fucking Christ, this is the mother fucking “liberal” CNN everyone is always bitching about. I’m almost positive even Fox News wouldn’t frame the redactions this way, and they’re bascially Trump’s propaganda mill.

My understanding is that there was a collaborative effort between Mueller and the DOJ on the redactions. What I know for certain, though, is that Mueller didn’t release the report. He and his team authored a report that was given to Barr and the DOJ.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 2:27:23pm

re: #179 Unshaken Defiance

To distract from damning testimony from Mueller?

Carrier And Bombers Ordered To Middle East Without Any Details On Supposed Iranian Threat
thedrive.com

“They keep wanting to have it pronounced Eh-ron rather than I-Ran, and we just won’t stand for it.”

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Archangelus  May 6, 2019 • 2:32:45pm

re: #89 jimmyvluv4u

Right-Wing Website GotNews Files For Bankruptcy

“Happy happy, joy joy!”
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Teukka  May 6, 2019 • 2:33:05pm

*checks length of tinfoil*
Both Bibi and Il Douche wants a diversion from problems at home?

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Mattand  May 6, 2019 • 2:36:48pm

re: #184 Mike Lamb

My understanding is that there was a collaborative effort between Mueller and the DOJ on the redactions. What I know for certain, though, is that Mueller didn’t release the report. He and his team authored a report that was given to Barr and the DOJ.

Appreciate it. I missed that Muller had a hand in the redactions. Which, unfortunately for me, reinforces my theory that Muller is at least Protect Trump Like a Good Republican Stooge-curious.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 2:39:29pm

re: #184 Mike Lamb

My understanding is that there was a collaborative effort between Mueller and the DOJ on the redactions. What I know for certain, though, is that Mueller didn’t release the report. He and his team authored a report that was given to Barr and the DOJ.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 2:39:37pm

re: #184 Mike Lamb

My understanding is that there was a collaborative effort between Mueller and the DOJ on the redactions. What I know for certain, though, is that Mueller didn’t release the report. He and his team authored a report that was given to Barr and the DOJ.

My understanding is that Mueller’s redaction suggestions to Barr dealt solely with grand jury details and ongoing investigations.

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 2:40:06pm
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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 2:41:20pm

re: #191 Chrysicat

Oops. Works better with context as to who I’m telling off.

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 2:41:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 2:41:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 2:42:50pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 2:43:54pm

Fuck Mnuchin. Impeach him for refusing to give the tax returns to Congress!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 2:44:10pm

meanwhile in Tennessee:

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2019 • 2:45:04pm

If this strikes anyone as sensitive, note that it came across my feed from our former contributor scientist psddluva. I guffawed.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 2:47:40pm

re: #191 Chrysicat

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that underlying graphic is asinine broad brushing

“if democrats wanted to win…” win what? the presidency?

“they’d spend less time, blah blah blah “
- the candidates are spending almost no time blaming russia, attacking trump etc. (except biden who to a greater degree is taking trump head on)
- it’s their job as opposing primary candidates to ‘scheme against bernie sanders’

listen to any of them for five minutes and it’s clear they are speaking to the needs of their voters

democrats in congress are focusing on oversight, which includes russia, trump, the administration, etc

there is no monolithic “Democrats”
different groups of “democrats” can do more than one thing at the same time. and they are

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 2:48:54pm
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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 2:50:43pm

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 2:51:35pm

re: #199 DangerMan

that underlying graphic is asinine broad brushing

“if democrats wanted to win…” win what? the presidency?

“they’d spend less time, blah blah blah “
- the candidates are spending almost no time blaming russia, attacking trump etc. (except biden who to a greater degree is taking trump head on)
- it’s their job as opposing primary candidates to ‘scheme against bernie sanders’

listen to any of them for five minutes and it’s clear they are speaking to the needs of their voters

democrats in congress are focusing on oversight, which includes russia, trump, the administration, etc

there is no monolithic “Democrats”
different groups of “democrats” can do more than one thing at the same time. and they are

I am very close to assessing anyone who uses ‘corporatist’ in a political context as an ally of V. Putin.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 2:52:31pm

JFC
The whole treasonous gang belongs in prison.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 2:52:41pm

re: #202 wrenchwench

I am very close to assessing anyone who uses ‘corporatist’ in a political context as an ally of V. Putin.

hell, i didnt even get to the second paragraph.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 2:54:00pm
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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 2:56:27pm
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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 2:56:55pm

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

JFC
The whole treasonous gang belongs in prison.

BREAKING: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin denies request for Trump’s tax returns, a move that is sure to set off a legal battle.

‘shall’ means ‘shall’. no reason required.

besides if i remember the request Neal wrote, he included a list of legislative reasons - anticipating exactly this move

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 3:00:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 3:00:48pm

re: #201 plansbandc

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I already do…

Dory The Snory

She’s bigger now, of course.

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William Lewis  May 6, 2019 • 3:00:54pm

re: #172 sagehen

Chocolate was a New World discovery (along with popcorn, cocaine and tequila).

The Old World had coffee.

And Tea. Blessed black tea.

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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 3:01:16pm

re: #200 gocart mozart

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And why do Jacob and Jack think this latest stunt is going have any more credibility or newsworthiness than their last debacle (for which I am still amazed that they have not suffered any legal repercussions)?

Or does that reminder about “hotel video” portend that they are going to try to foist some O’Keeffe-style fakery (Laura Loomer in a Pete Buttigeig mask?) off as “proof” of their allegations?

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 3:02:53pm

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

JFC
The whole treasonous gang belongs in prison.

[Embedded content]

Just imagine the response if Obama…

Aw, fuck it.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 3:04:20pm

“I have determined that the police officer’s request lacks a legitimate law enforcement purpose. The citizen is therefore not authorized to disclose the requested license and registration - may not lawfully fulfill request”

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 3:04:59pm
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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:10:53pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 6, 2019 • 3:11:54pm

Today, in CCJ news, the Rage Furby is in deep shit in bankruptcy court because of general fucknuttedness, arrogance and stupidity:

Splinter first reported the filing. The troll site must supply the list of creditors by Wednesday, and that list will offer a peek into who thought it was a good idea to finance Johnson.

GotNews made its name spewing a mixture of hatred and false allegations, including one article that reportedly made it to the desk of President Trump. Over the years, the website generated absurd, easily disprovable “reporting” alongside race-baiting articles, all complemented by Johnson’s own Holocaust denialism.

More on Talking Points Memo

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 6, 2019 • 3:12:29pm

re: #89 jimmyvluv4u

Right-Wing Website GotNews Files For Bankruptcy

Aw, ya beat me to it!

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:13:59pm
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BlueSpotinAL  May 6, 2019 • 3:14:09pm

re: #216 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Today, in CCJ news, the Rage Furby is in deep shit in bankruptcy court because of general fucknuttedness, arrogance and stupidity:

More on Talking Points Memo

Oh boy is this great!

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:14:19pm
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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 3:14:44pm

re: #214 wrenchwench

Regardless of who is inaugurated in 2021, there will be a new statue attending the inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall. Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca was the first Native American to win civil rights in 1879. His statue will represent Nebraska, replacing William Jennings Bryan

this is a huge peeve of mine

Philosophers and lawyers bicker about what grounds human rights. Do we acknowledge them and use government power to protect against their violation simply because we have a history of doing it? Does a right just pop into existence as soon as a certain number of human beings clamors for getting a law passed in its name?

danger says no:

no one is ‘granted’ human or civil rights

what happens is the mechanism of enforcement is forced into not preventing people from exercising rights they always had - and were unable to because they were repressed by the state, or, sometimes went unquestioned/unrecognized

civil rights weren’t new rights granted to people in 1964. those rights were always there. to say less is to dehumanize them as people, and to give those “granting” the rights some sort of superior benevolence in “allowing” this to happen.

these types of rights are intrinsic, even when their exercise is repressed by the state. the rights dont go away.

“giving, granting, allowing” burns me

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 3:17:23pm
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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 3:17:41pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 3:18:02pm

For Dorango fans, I took Rango for a nice long walk in the park, and he came home and plopped down for a nap.

Dory waving hello…..

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 3:18:42pm

re: #223 wrenchwench

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 3:20:26pm

re: #218 gocart mozart

“Euripides pants?”

“Eumenides pants?”

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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 3:21:20pm

re: #216 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Today, in CCJ news, the Rage Furby is in deep shit in bankruptcy court because of general fucknuttedness, arrogance and stupidity:

More on Talking Points Memo

From that TPM article:

GotNews owes between $500,000 and $1 million to unspecified creditors, the bankruptcy petition states. The website estimated its total assets between zero and $50,000 dollars.

It was not immediately clear where the value of Johnson’s personal brand fit into that calculation.

I think I know the answer to that last point: Chuckles’ “personal brand” probably carries a value expressed as a nice round number…..

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 3:24:06pm

re: #227 Jay C

From that TPM article:

I think I know the answer to that last point: Chuckles’ “personal brand” probably carries a value expressed as a nice round number…..

I’m thinking something less than that.

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 3:26:12pm

re: #221 DangerMan

[…]

danger says no:

no one is ‘granted’ human or civil rights

[…]

these types of rights are intrinsic, even when their exercise is repressed by the state. the rights dont go away.

“giving, granting, allowing” burns me

I totally agree, but it’s just a word, the tweeter probably would agree in principle, but I won’t ask, I’ll just post his pinned tweet:

The tweeter is a lawyer, that’s probably as succinct as we can hope for. No offense to lawyers present, absent, or in between.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 3:28:05pm
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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 3:28:58pm

re: #225 jaunte

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Imma follow that guy…

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:29:54pm
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Jay C  May 6, 2019 • 3:30:48pm

re: #228 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m thinking something less than that.

Or as a commenter on TPM put it: Chuck Johnson’s personal brand is probably listed under “liabilities”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 3:31:52pm

re: #185 Belafon

“They keep wanting to have it pronounced Eh-ron rather than I-Ran, and we just won’t stand for it.”

A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:36:05pm
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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 6, 2019 • 3:36:09pm

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay, now I want to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 3:36:34pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 6, 2019 • 3:36:50pm

re: #236 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Okay, now I want to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Then my work here is done. :D

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 3:39:08pm

You can’t unsee it, but you can refresh the comment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 3:40:45pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 3:41:01pm

re: #239 wrenchwench

You can’t unsee it, but you can refresh the comment.

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Octopussy?

Too obvious?

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 3:44:17pm

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Got any solutions for gun violence Rick or are just another Republican paid and bought by the NRA?

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 3:44:37pm

re: #221 DangerMan

this is a huge peeve of mine

Philosophers and lawyers bicker about what grounds human rights. Do we acknowledge them and use government power to protect against their violation simply because we have a history of doing it? Does a right just pop into existence as soon as a certain number of human beings clamors for getting a law passed in its name?

danger says no:

no one is ‘granted’ human or civil rights

what happens is the mechanism of enforcement is forced into not preventing people from exercising rights they always had - and were unable to because they were repressed by the state, or, sometimes went unquestioned/unrecognized

civil rights weren’t new rights granted to people in 1964. those rights were always there. to say less is to dehumanize them as people, and to give those “granting” the rights some sort of superior benevolence in “allowing” this to happen.

these types of rights are intrinsic, even when their exercise is repressed by the state. the rights dont go away.

“giving, granting, allowing” burns me

This is basically the natural law theory. We all have certain rights by our nature as humans. And it is through experience, and the application of “right reason” that we come to recognize what those rights are. Thus, under this theory, the right to privacy was not created by the Supreme Court, it always existed and was simply recognized as existing by the Supreme Court.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 3:44:55pm

re: #236 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Okay, now I want to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

I still have it.

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 3:47:15pm

re: #242 HappyWarrior

Got any solutions for gun violence Rick or are just another Republican paid and bought by the NRA?

The answer is obviously more good guys with guns, because an armed society is a polite society… or some other bullshit.

Treating guns the way we treat cars… insurance requirements, registration and transfers of title, seem like a pretty simple thing. Adding in background checks shouldn’t be that difficult either.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 6, 2019 • 3:47:27pm

re: #244 HappyWarrior

I still have it.

Wish I had more time to play, I have so much fun.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 6, 2019 • 3:48:23pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

But 10 Benghazi investigations was “healthy”? Fuck these assholes.

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:48:30pm
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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 3:49:25pm
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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 3:52:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 3:53:07pm
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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 3:58:11pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

AARP his ass. Red or Blue, they don’t like that crap.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 3:59:02pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 3:59:11pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Baby Owl and tiny Kitten hanging out.]

I knew it! They drink coffee…

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 4:03:17pm

re: #254 wrenchwench

I knew it! They drink coffee…

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So young, but soon they’ll be running off to the land where the Bong-Tree grows

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KGxvi  May 6, 2019 • 4:06:52pm

re: #250 Chrysicat

The committee needs to go into executive session and then issue a contempt referral for Mnuenchin (or however his name is spelled)

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2019 • 4:11:38pm

re: #225 jaunte

I’m sure the DOJ will get right on that.

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 4:12:07pm
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Skip Intro  May 6, 2019 • 4:15:36pm

re: #223 wrenchwench

Even without Fox “News” the media would twist itself into pretzels to protect Trump and the GOP.

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2019 • 4:16:19pm

re: #256 KGxvi

The committee needs to go into executive session and then issue a contempt referral for Mnuenchin (or however his name is spelled)

I’m sure they’ll do that right after the do that for Barr.

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2019 • 4:22:46pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lookner on it. Watching now.

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 4:23:36pm
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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 4:30:09pm

Multiple blog/tweet reports that Paul Ryan’s book has been remaindered to Dollar Tree.

So there’s that.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 4:31:16pm

So, does Donny have to go and personally take a shit on Pelosi’s front yard before she decides that letting the man get away with as many crimes as he wants before 2020 is going to lead nowhere good?

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DodgerFan1988  May 6, 2019 • 4:33:11pm

re: #262 gocart mozart

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But they’re not racist.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 4:37:06pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because he believes that urban legend about BUSES FROM MEXICO FULL OF ILLEGALS WHO DRIVE ALL AROUND TEH COUNTRY & VOTE EVERYWHERES!!!1!!!!

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 4:38:18pm

re: #265 DodgerFan1988

But they’re not racist.

That bears an implicit warning about relying on ethnic and racial identity. It’s a damn lazy strategy for progressives to wait on demographic deliverance.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 4:48:08pm

re: #267 Decatur Deb

That bears an implicit warning about relying on ethnic and racial identity. It’s a damn lazy strategy for progressives to wait for demographic deliverance.

That’s not why we’re waiting. We’re waiting because most of my kind - whites - are voting racist in such numbers that the rest of us are holding on for reinforcements.

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 4:50:34pm

re: #268 Belafon

That’s not why we’re waiting. We’re waiting because most of my kind - whites - are voting racist in such numbers that the rest of us are holding on for reinforcements.

They’re not coming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 4:51:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 4:57:10pm

sigh

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 4:59:59pm

re: #269 Decatur Deb

They’re not coming.

Well, considering progressives have had to wait since the CRA and VRA, it’s going to require everyone.

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 5:00:13pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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sigh

Guessing Cross Guy is a counter-Nazi demonstrator, since the core of Christianity is totally antithetical to the NSDP ethos

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 5:01:00pm

re: #272 Belafon

Well, considering progressives have had to wait since the CRA and VRA, it’s going to require everyone.

Even old white straight male fucks.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 5:01:37pm

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Guessing Cross Guy is a counter-Nazi demonstrator, since the core of Christianity is totally antithetical to the NDSP ethos

He doesn’t look like he’s standing with them.

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 5:04:15pm

re: #275 Belafon

He doesn’t look like he’s standing with them.

Could be Christian Identity, could be Catholic Worker. Hard to tell without a program.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:07:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:09:01pm

O_o

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 6, 2019 • 5:11:45pm
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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 5:13:55pm

BBIAB

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2019 • 5:14:25pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

Another real piece of shit and Trump business partner.

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2019 • 5:17:05pm

And speaking of pieces of shit,

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2019 • 5:19:07pm
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Ace Rothstein  May 6, 2019 • 5:26:07pm

re: #256 KGxvi

I spell it “Fish lips.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 5:26:12pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:26:17pm

*blink*

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 5:27:10pm

re: #285 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Evening Lizardim.

Good timing, dopey:

re: #284 Ace Rothstein

I spell it “Fish lips.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 5:27:53pm

re: #287 wrenchwench

Good timing, dopey:

I know. My ears were burning. SWIM, SWIM, HUNGRY…

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2019 • 5:29:09pm

re: #288 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I know. My ears were burning. SWIM, SWIM, HUNGRY…

But your lips are OK? …must be in raven mode…

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PhillyPretzel  May 6, 2019 • 5:29:31pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Her Majesty the Queen does not care why should CNN care?

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retired cynic  May 6, 2019 • 5:30:54pm

thisiscolossal.com

Glorious!

A group of French amateur astrophotographers called Ciel Austral (“Southern Sky”) have shared a 240-megapixel image of the Large Magellan Cloud (LMC). Constructed using 4,000 images, the seamless collage required over 1,060 hours of exposures. Together, the images form a massive digital poster with colorful explosions and pockets of cosmic dust that resemble watercolors dripped and blown across an inky black surface.

The individual photos that make up the 14,400-pixel-wide image were captured between July 2017 and February 2019 using a 160mm refracting telescope at an observatory in Chile that is owned by the photographers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:32:24pm
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 5:32:44pm

re: #264 Targetpractice

So, does Donny have to go and personally take a shit on Pelosi’s front yard before she decides that letting the man get away with as many crimes as he wants before 2020 is going to lead nowhere good?

Barr failed to show up on Thursday. Congress is not in session on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Contempt proceedings started today (Monday).

Mnuchin refused Congress’s order this morning. Do you suppose you could allow 24 hours before you accuse everyone of caving?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:33:19pm

oops

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 5:33:20pm

re: #289 wrenchwench

But your lips are OK? …must be in raven mode…

I dunno. I think a bird would have more of a problem with being on fire than a fish.

Though when I think about it, if a fish is on fire, something is very wrong and somebody, somewhere, is having a VERY BAD DAY.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:36:29pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They’re just mad because Georgia is definitely trending blue in the long term. Losing Georgia would be a big loss for the GOP in presidential elections.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 5:37:18pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

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Did you look at the article? Or even the subhead?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 5:38:20pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[

Next up on CNN Money: Online Slave Auctions: Pros and Cons.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 5:41:21pm

re: #298 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Next up on CNN Money: Online Slave Auctions: Pros and Cons.

The author of that article is black. It’s not what you think. Not even close…

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 5:41:24pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

oops

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GO-O-O-OALLLL!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:41:54pm

re: #297 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Did you look at the article? Or even the subhead?

I did.
The whole thing had no legitimate news value, nor a valid point to make.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 5:42:00pm

re: #300 Blind Frog Belly White

GO-O-O-OALLLL!!!!

I’m not going in after it. You first.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 5:43:06pm

re: #299 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

The author of that article is black. It’s not what you think. Not even close…

I did read it. The headline is a disaster.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 5:44:27pm

re: #303 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I did read it. The headline is a disaster.

Also worth noting that the headlines are not generally written by the person who writes the article.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 5:44:55pm

First they came for Milo and I was all like yeah fuck that guy
Then they came for Alex Jones and I was like what took them so damn long
Then they came for Laura Loomer and I was LOLOLOLOLOL

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:46:24pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

First they came for Milo and I was all like yeah fuck that guy
Then they came for Alex Jones and I was like what took them so damn long
Then they came for Laura Loomer and I was LOLOLOLOLOL

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Uh no, Laura it’s not. The Holocaust happened because whole groups of people were removed from their homes because of their religion by the government. You know kind of what you would be fine with if it was done to Muslims. You’re so profoundly uneducated that you think being banned from Twitter for being a nutjob asshole is close to state sanctioned murder.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 5:47:01pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

First they came for Milo and I was all like yeah fuck that guy
Then they came for Alex Jones and I was like what took them so damn long
Then they came for Laura Loomer and I was LOLOLOLOLOL

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Grandma could tell that fool about what the Holocaust really was but Loony Loomer is to stupid to comprehend that!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 5:47:08pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

First they came for Milo and I was all like yeah fuck that guy
Then they came for Alex Jones and I was like what took them so damn long
Then they came for Laura Loomer and I was LOLOLOLOLOL

Honestly, if you’re odious enough that Twitter is kicking your ass, you might just want to rethink your life choices.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:47:47pm

If you really think being banned from Twitter is even close to the Holocaust, you really need to read a fucking book.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 5:48:21pm

“Laura Loomer is saying that being banned on Twitter is ‘literally exactly how the Holocaust happened’”

YouTube

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 5:48:44pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:49:46pm

re: #311 Chrysicat

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There isn’t one part of this administration that doesn’t reek of constant corruption.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 5:51:23pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

First they came for Milo and I was all like yeah fuck that guy
Then they came for Alex Jones and I was like what took them so damn long
Then they came for Laura Loomer and I was LOLOLOLOLOL

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There is a cosmic irony in the Nazis being the ones whining that they’re being persecuted.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:52:05pm

re: #313 Targetpractice

There is a cosmic irony in the Nazis being the ones whining that they’re being persecuted.

Well the Nazis themselves did that act too. Laura’s just learning from her ideological ancestors.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 5:52:34pm

re: #313 Targetpractice

There is a cosmic irony in the Nazis being the ones whining that they’re being persecuted.

Nazis: WAHHHH WE’RE NOT ALLOWED TO BE ASSHOLES ON THE INTERNET ANYMORE! IT’S THE HOLOCAUST ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!

Everybody else: Shut the fuck up, Donny.

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danarchy  May 6, 2019 • 5:52:41pm

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Guessing Cross Guy is a counter-Nazi demonstrator, since the core of Christianity is totally antithetical to the NDSP ethos

The Nazis were there as a counter protest for the march for rememberance.

Looks like they were on opposite sides of the street and there were police separating them so I think cross guy is with them.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 5:53:25pm

re: #307 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma could tell that fool about what the Holocaust really was but Loony Loomer is to stupid to comprehend that!

For one thing she is too stupid to know that Communists did not do the Holocaust.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 5:53:39pm

It’s like a Klansman whining that a black man said something mean to him.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 5:54:51pm

re: #317 The Vicious Babushka

For one thing she is too stupid to know that Communists did not do the Holocaust.

The Communists were victims of the Holocaust. Hell, it was one of the arguments for the Holocaust, that “Jewish Bolshevism” was an existential threat to the world and had to be wiped out.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 5:54:51pm

re: #313 Targetpractice

There is a cosmic irony in the Nazis being the ones whining that they’re being persecuted.

They should count themselves lucky. Zhukov’s troops used flamethrowers to take down Radio Berlin.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:55:00pm

re: #317 The Vicious Babushka

For one thing she is too stupid to know that Communists did not do the Holocaust.

After the Jewish people, the Nazis’ biggest victims were leftists. I’ve got no love for Communism but the Nazis biggest political targets were Communists and Social Democrats. Anyone who thinks the Nazis were on the left is an uneducated moron who doesn’t want to admit that Nazism was done by a right wing ideology.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 5:55:49pm

re: #319 Targetpractice

The Communists were victims of the Holocaust. Hell, it was one of the arguments for the Holocaust, that “Jewish Bolshevism” was an existential threat to the world and had to be wiped out.

A lot of early Anticommunism was to be brutally honest based in Antisemitism.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 5:56:07pm

I’m really starting to like the idea that PACs shouldn’t have to disclose how they spend, so that groups like this can fleece the rubes:

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 5:57:39pm

re: #323 Belafon

I’m really staring to like the idea that PACs shouldn’t have to disclose how they spend, so that groups like this can fleece the rubes:

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Thus continues the theme that everything connected to Trump is one yuge grift aimed at fleecing the rubes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 5:59:37pm
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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 6:01:29pm

re: #291 retired cynic

thisiscolossal.com

Glorious!

New screensaver.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 6:02:49pm

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Schiff’s missing a word there in the last bit. Only “future Republican presidents” will be afforded this luxury, as no future Democratic president will ever be allowed to violate the law so blatantly without the media calling for his head.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 6:03:40pm

Digging the new Spider-Man trailer.

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EPR-radar  May 6, 2019 • 6:04:01pm

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

The formal opinion will be some mixture of IOKIYAR and President Man-Baby’s fee-fees Are The Law.

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 6:04:46pm

How did I only now learn that Trump’s effectively demanding that the presidential election be ‘postponed to 2022’?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 6:05:29pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 6:05:29pm

re: #322 HappyWarrior

A lot of early Anticommunism was to be brutally honest based in Antisemitism.

After the Russian Revolution, aristocratic White Russian refugees created a regular media industry complex of anti-communist propaganda, headquartered in Paris. Many of these people were virulent antisemites from birth and it was natural for them to combine the two hatreds. Their lack of credibility discredited the opposition, just as McCarthy did 30 years later. That is one reason Stalin largely got away with the Ukrainian famine and the Great Purge: The reports were dismissed as still more White émigré propaganda.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:05:59pm

re: #332 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

After the Russian Revolution, aristocratic White Russian refugees created a regular media industry complex of anti-communist propaganda, headquartered in Paris. Many of these people were virulent antisemites from birth and it was natural for them to combine the two hatreds. Their lack of credibility discredited the opposition, just as McCarthy did 30 years later. That is one reason Stalin largely got away with the Ukrainian famine and the Great Purge: The reports were dismissed as still more White émigré propaganda.

Yep exactly.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 6:06:28pm

re: #329 EPR-radar

The formal opinion will be some mixture of IOKIYAR and President Man-Baby’s fee-fees Are The Law.

Don’t forget “Obama DOJ did something or other the GOP didn’t like and we consider that precedent to flip Congress the bird!”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 6:06:45pm

re: #330 Chrysicat

How did I only now learn that Trump’s effectively demanding that the presidential election be ‘postponed to 2022’?

Honestly, I saw the headline on Fark, but I didn’t realize that it was serious.

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 6:08:09pm

re: #335 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Honestly, I saw the headline on Fark, but I didn’t realize that it was serious.

He RT’d Kid Falwell who very seriously suggested that “because of the attempted coup that stole the lead two years of his term, he deserves an automatic replacement on the end”.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 6:08:47pm

re: #336 Chrysicat

He RT’d Kid Falwell who very seriously suggested that “because of the attempted coup that stole the lead two years of his term, he deserves an automatic replacement on the end”.

Honestly, the Christian Right has me so pissed off right now, any mention of one of the more radical idjits takes me to a very dark place in my head.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:09:27pm

I know this. The second a Democratic President takes control of the WH. Every last Congressional Republican and their media allies will suddenly be concerned about executive power and “big government.”

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 6:11:02pm

re: #338 HappyWarrior

I know this. The second a Democratic President takes control of the WH. Every last Congressional Republican and their media allies will suddenly be concerned about executive power and “big government.”

If Democrats actually eliminate the filibuster, the screams will be huge.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:11:15pm

re: #337 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Honestly, the Christian Right has me so pissed off right now, any mention of one of the more radical idjits takes me to a very dark place in my head.

I know it’s gotta be tough for you since it’s your family. Falwell Jr has no principles at all. He’s just a Republican hack.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 6:11:26pm

re: #336 Chrysicat

He RT’d Kid Falwell who very seriously suggested that “because of the attempted coup that stole the lead two years of his term, he deserves an automatic replacement on the end”.

Yeah well, right after he gives Obama back the 3 years of the stupid birther bullshit.

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Chrysicat  May 6, 2019 • 6:12:08pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 6:12:26pm

re: #340 HappyWarrior

I know it’s gotta be tough for you since it’s your family. Falwell Jr has no principles at all. He’s just a Republican hack.

It is. And right now I’m a little sore because half the time I’ve spent on Facebook lately has been blocking stupid right wing “DONALD TRUMP IS SAVING AMERICA NOW WE NEED TO SAVE HIM” memes. I’m getting so close to just dropping the “I’m a liberal, fuck all y’all” bomb and being done with it.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:13:05pm

re: #339 Belafon

If Democrats actually eliminate the filibuster, the screams will be huge.

Yep, FNC will make it out to be the most tyrannical thing ever. And you know what, it’ll be ugly as hell but the Senate Republicans deserve it after all the sleazy shit McConnell has pulled over the years. There’s almost a small part of me that hopes McConnell wins re-election and he has to watch everything he tried to do be dismantled in front of him but I obviously would rather have McGrath there.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:13:22pm

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah well, right after he gives Obama back the 3 years of the stupid birther bullshit.

Indeed.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:14:59pm

re: #343 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It is. And right now I’m a little sore because half the time I’ve spent on Facebook lately has been blocking stupid right wing “DONALD TRUMP IS SAVING AMERICA NOW WE NEED TO SAVE HIM” memes. I’m getting so close to just dropping the “I’m a liberal, fuck all y’all” bomb and being done with it.

I try so hard not to go out on my few family and friends that support this administration. It’s really tough with my mom’s one cousin since he is honestly a good guy. He helps take care of his one aunt who is over 100 and my grandmother’s sister(his mother) but man he is so wrong on politics.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 6:15:48pm

re: #346 HappyWarrior

I try so hard not to go out on my few family and friends that support this administration. It’s really tough with my mom’s one cousin since he is honestly a good guy. He helps take care of his one aunt who is over 100 and my grandmother’s sister(his mother) but man he is so wrong on politics.

And then my dad’s recent racist rant against one of the Muslim representatives… Argle bargle. I love the man but my God, can he be a royal pain in the ass.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 6:16:02pm

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah well, right after he gives Obama back the 3 years of the stupid birther bullshit.

By Donny’s crazed logic, we’re owed six more years of Clinton presidency.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:16:38pm

re: #348 Targetpractice

By Donny’s crazed logic, we’re owed six more years of Clinton presidency.

Falwell, Donnie wasn’t stupid enough to think of this on his own. He just agreed with his Evangelical court jester.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 6:16:40pm

re: #333 HappyWarrior

Yep exactly.

It took until 1939 and 3 unbelievably cynical acts to finally awaken western intellectuals to the dangers of communism: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which gave Hitler a free hand against Poland, the co-invasion of Poland with the Nazis, and the attack on Finland that led to the Winter War of 1939-40. The Finns put up a hell of a fight, but they were eventually forced to agree to a Soviet dictated armistice.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 6:17:06pm

So, if they’re saying Trump deserves two more years, because he has been cheated out of them by Mueller et al, doesn’t that mean this is really Obama’s economy, not his?

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:17:18pm

re: #347 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And then my dad’s recent racist rant against one of the Muslim representatives… Argle bargle. I love the man but my God, can he be a royal pain in the ass.

You should tell him that Representative Omar has been tougher on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia than Trump and the husband of Trump’s one true love is.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:18:13pm

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It took until 1939 and 3 unbelievably cynical acts to finally awaken western intellectuals to the dangers of communism: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which gave Hitler a free hand against Poland, the co-invasion of Poland with the Nazis, and the attack on Finland that led to the Winter War of 1939-40. The Finns put up a hell of a fight, but they were eventually forced to agree to a Soviet dictated armistice.

Yep a lot of people were naive as hell about the Communists which is IMO why McCarthyism was such crap.

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unproven innocence  May 6, 2019 • 6:18:26pm

re: #326 Decatur Deb

New screensaver.

Thanks, but my XP only supports 1GB of memory. :)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 6:18:52pm

re: #352 HappyWarrior

You should tell him that Representative Omar has been tougher on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia than Trump and the husband of Trump’s one true love is.

It was Tlaib, but he confused her with Ilhan when he called.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 6:18:56pm

In case you haven’t heard:

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is warning people of a nationwide phone scam from Sierra Leone.

It’s called the “One Ring” scam. The aim is to have you call the international number back, resulting in high phone charges. DO NOT call the number back. Instead, authorities recommend simply blocking these numbers.

They’re cycling through area codes throughout the country.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:19:25pm

re: #291 retired cynic

But, did they find any Starbucks cups?

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:19:59pm

re: #355 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It was Tlaib, but he confused her with Ilhan when he called.

Ahhh. Speaking of her, I saw that Candece “Nazis were cool until they invaded Poland” Owens saying it would be “funny” if Trump deported her.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:20:37pm

re: #356 Belafon

In case you haven’t heard:

They’re cycling through area codes throughout the country.

I never call back the number I don’t recognize if they don’t leave me a VM.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 6:20:41pm

re: #356 Belafon

In case you haven’t heard:

They’re cycling through area codes throughout the country.

Wait - people call back when a number they don’t know comes up on their phone?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 6:21:33pm

Asteroid on a collision course with earth and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
Yellowstone caldera erupts and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
North Korea nukes Guam and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
Someone is constipated and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
Someone has the Heartbreak of psoriasis and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich.”

Always the same answer from Republicans!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 6:21:34pm

re: #358 HappyWarrior

Ahhh. Speaking of her, I saw that Candece “Nazis were cool until they invaded Poland” Owens saying it would be “funny” if Trump deported her.

Oy vey, there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 6:21:37pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - people call back when a number they don’t know comes up on their phone?

Hell, I don’t even ANSWER. I’ve already got enough voicemail from the “Department of Social Security Administration”.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:22:56pm

re: #362 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oy vey, there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.

Yeah I heard TPUSA dumped her after her idiotic comments but she still makes the rounds. One of my distant cousins posted a photo with her and I was so tempted to go off but I decided it wasn’t worth it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 6:23:18pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:23:57pm

re: #361 Joe Bacon 🌹

Asteroid on a collision course with earth and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
Yellowstone caldera erupts and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
North Korea nukes Guam and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
Someone is constipated and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich”.
Someone has the Heartbreak of psoriasis and the Republican answer is “More tax cuts for the rich.”

Always the same answer from Republicans!

It’s all they have. Tax cuts for the rich is the Republicans “free stuff” to their donor class. The social programs that Democrats support meanwhile are what keeps us from being a neo-feudal society like the GOP dreams of.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 6:24:36pm

re: #362 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oy vey, there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.

Where do you go when ToiletPaperUSA chucks you out? I guess you go join Katie McHugh and Milo Yanipopolis…Yopadopolis…whats-his-name on the unemployment line.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:24:48pm

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We already knew how he was going to react when he thought he was going to lose in 2016. He is going to the most ungraceful departing President ever.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 6:25:07pm

re: #363 Blind Frog Belly White

Hell, I don’t even ANSWER. I’ve already got enough voicemail from the “Department of Social Security Administration”.

We even put in in a big red banner on Social Security’s webpage telling people to protect themselves from fraudulent callers alleging to be from Social Security and people STILL gladly give out all their personal information to these fraudsters!

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 6:25:35pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - people call back when a number they don’t know comes up on their phone?

The same people who get conned into sending money to their “grandson” who’s in trouble.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:25:44pm

re: #367 Blind Frog Belly White

Where do you go when ToiletPaperUSA chucks you out? I guess you go join Katie McHugh and Milo Yanipopolis…Yopadopolis…whats-his-name on the unemployment line.

I’m sure she’ll find a home and then a few years from now she’ll give an interview to Buzzfeed where she talks about how “shocked” she was to find rampant racism and sexism on the right or she’ll still be doing the same old con.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 6:26:56pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 6, 2019 • 6:27:05pm

re: #368 HappyWarrior

We already knew how he was going to react when he thought he was going to lose in 2016. He is going to the most ungraceful departing President ever.

I don’t care how ungraceful his exit is, as long as it’s an actual EXIT.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:27:31pm

I remember when Candece’s pal Charlie and my one friend posted it, posted a meme insisting that Trump had the most women in his cabinet of any President and it took me like two minutes to debunk it. I was nice to him since he’s an old friend but I told him pretty much that he should actually look at facts before he posts stupid political memes because they make him look unintelligent.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:28:31pm

re: #372 Belafon

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I’m still trying to figure what exactly Gorka does. Aside from looking like a tall version of the mean elf from Rudolph who is also a xenophobic dipshit.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 6:28:51pm

re: #367 Blind Frog Belly White

Where do you go when ToiletPaperUSA chucks you out? I guess you go join Katie McHugh and Milo Yanipopolis…Yopadopolis…whats-his-name on the unemployment line.

Milo Yeahimadumbass

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:29:06pm

re: #373 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t care how ungraceful his exit is, as long as it’s an actual EXIT.

No doubt. Getting Trump gone will be cause for celebration.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:29:12pm

re: #373 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t care how ungraceful his exit is, as long as it’s an actual EXIT.

I fear Trump will insist any election in which he loses is null and void, and he will refuse to leave office. IOW, he’ll pull an Assange and hunker down in the East Wing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 6:29:18pm

More measles cases in Los Angeles. Infected people hung around Farmer’s Market, The Grove and La Brea Tar Pits…

Thank you so much you ignorant f’m anti-vaxxers!

ktla.com

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:30:23pm

re: #376 The Vicious Babushka

Milo Yeahimadumbass

Milo Yapedophilaisfunnylol. Milo’s big mistake was thinking that would go over with the right. If he had been talking about underaged girls though, he would still be a prominent figure in the alt-right circle jerk.

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retired cynic  May 6, 2019 • 6:30:49pm

It’s early days yet in the Democratic primary. I’m mainly focused on Virginia’s upcoming (June 11th) primary. And now that my house is sold, I’ve been able to do a bit more volunteer work: registering voters at metro, writing postcards, putting together yard signs, baking for canvassing events. But I will donate money to any Democratic candidates who promises NOT to concede the next presidential election until we are certain that every single vote has been counted correctly. We made a big mistake letting the Republicans get away with stealing Florida for Bush in 2000 and Ohio for Bush in 2004. What they (and Putin) learned was that Democrats will fold. And the result was the hacked, stolen election of 2016. Never again. I really don’t care what kind of crisis it precipitates. No more noble sacrifices for the sake of peace. We can’t keep conceding stolen elections. Want my money and my vote? Promise not to concede. - Hecate Demeter

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:30:51pm

re: #378 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I fear Trump will insist any election in which he loses is null and void, and he will refuse to leave office. IOW, he’ll pull an Assange and hunker down in the East Wing.

Well the Secret Service would have remove him. Despite what he may think, they aren’t his employees.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 6:31:33pm

heh

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:31:45pm

re: #379 Joe Bacon 🌹

More measles cases in Los Angeles. Infected people hung around Farmer’s Market, The Grove and La Brea Tar Pits…

Thank you so much you ignorant f’m anti-vaxxers!

ktla.com

Oh, yeah. Tourist sites. Places where thousands of transient visitors pass through every day, before visiting another tourist site where thousands of more transients pass through.

It’s the plot of one of those pandemic movies from a few years ago.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:32:23pm

re: #381 retired cynic

We got a great shot at taking back the VA House of Delegates and State Senate despite that people aren’t happy with Northam, Fairfax, and Herring. I’m really happy for once though that we have the single term limits though because in 2021, we can go with a new team for the Executive branch.

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teleskiguy  May 6, 2019 • 6:32:47pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:33:48pm

re: #382 HappyWarrior

Well the Secret Service would have remove him. Despite what he may think, they aren’t his employees.

He may recruit his buds in ICE or Erik Prince’s goons to stand guard. Trump reminds me so much of a tinpot dictator that nothing at this point would surprise me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 6:34:07pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 6, 2019 • 6:34:19pm

re: #224 Blind Frog Belly White

For Dorango fans, I took Rango for a nice long walk in the park, and he came home and plopped down for a nap.

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everyone here is a Rango fan. It’s in the rules. We also miss the ones that go to heaven. Always. Always. Always.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 6:35:02pm

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Perhaps he shouldn’t have pissed away any good will he had with his own party by calling that special session back in December for the purpose of trying to railroad a “fix” through.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:35:24pm

re: #387 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

He may recruit his buds in ICE or Erik Prince’s goons to stand guard. Trump reminds me so much of a tinpot dictator that nothing at this point would surprise me.

Yeah I wasn’t afraid of Bush trying a third term like some of the more crazy lefties were in 2008. Bush saw his father lose re-election and I never got the impression that Bush was autocratic in nature. Wrong in policy obviously.

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 6:35:48pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:36:23pm

re: #388 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Like so many other things, there is still a lot of questions about Kavanaugh that remain unanswered.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:37:05pm

re: #392 gocart mozart

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Jesus Christ.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:37:52pm

But hey Hillary the hawk and Donald the dove, right? //

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Anymouse 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 6:38:20pm

So this happened over at Wonkette: They got two threats of lawsuits today.
wonkette.com

The first was from Cindy Yang (the former owner of the spa in Florida involved in the sex crime sting). Wonkette listed her as the owner, but later retracted it as “former owner.” Ms. Yang threatened to sue unless they make a more prominent retraction, which they are complying with.

The weird one is from Don Blankenship, who named several news outlets and Wonkette for tanking his race for West Virginia governor by accurately reporting he went to jail over the deaths of thirty miners.

He actually blamed the deaths in his lawsuit on Obama.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 6:38:20pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:41:12pm

re: #391 HappyWarrior

Yeah I wasn’t afraid of Bush trying a third term like some of the more crazy lefties were in 2008. Bush saw his father lose re-election and I never got the impression that Bush was autocratic in nature. Wrong in policy obviously.

The Bushes, Reagan, Ford, Nixon were all bad (and good) in varying degrees, but there was never a time I suspected any one of them would try to seize power and become a dictator. They respected the office, the Constitution, the Republic and history far too much. Nixon resigned, after all.

Trump, otoh, and the people around him have no such respect. Getting rid of them is going to take a major effort by the Dems in Congress. the FBI, and the voters come November 2020. As Pelosi is quoted as saying, there will need to be a clear majority in the coming election against Trump, or he will try to weasel out of leaving office.

Vote the bums out!

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plansbandc  May 6, 2019 • 6:42:20pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

I bet that was one enormously pissed off bobcat.

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Belafon  May 6, 2019 • 6:42:52pm

re: #398 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The Bushes, Reagan, Ford, Nixon were all bad (and good) in varying degrees, but there was never a time I suspected any one of them would try to seize power and become a dictator. They respected the office, the Constitution, the Republic and history far too much. Nixon resigned, after all.

Trump, otoh, and the people around him have no such respect. Getting rid of them is going to take a major effort by the Dems in Congress. the FBI, and the voters come November 2020. As Pelosi is quoted as saying, there will need to be a clear majority in the coming election against Trump, or he will try to weasel out of leaving office.

Vote the bums out!

He can try to weasel out of it. I want to hear the people who think he should be allowed to ignore the results.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 6:43:01pm

re: #392 gocart mozart

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Not surprising, Fox was pimping the story of this “hero” months ago.

The moral of the story is “If you are taken captive by the enemy, you deserve imprisonment and/or execution for ‘treason,’ but if you’re a war criminal then you’re a ‘hero’ who deserves to be pardoned.”

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De Kolta Chair  May 6, 2019 • 6:44:16pm

Just dropped in the see what position my family practice physician was in…

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:44:57pm

re: #401 Targetpractice

Not surprising, Fox was pimping the story of this “hero” months ago.

The moral of the story is “If you are taken captive by the enemy, you deserve imprisonment and/or execution for ‘treason,’ but if you’re a war criminal then you’re a ‘hero’ who deserves to be pardoned.”

The one thing I remember back when FNC was defending waterboarding and stuff like that was that we considered the guys who did it to our guys war criminals. Basically the whole mantra to the right is “If we do it, it’s cool.” Fox is run and full of people who have never had to put themselves in any sort of real danger. They’re a bunch of sheltered chickenshit cowards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2019 • 6:46:34pm
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De Kolta Chair  May 6, 2019 • 6:47:35pm

re: #402 De Kolta Chair

Dern, I missed the punchline!*

*Dern as in Bruce Dern, the greatest American actor of ‘em all.

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Cheechako  May 6, 2019 • 6:48:02pm

re: #384 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Oh, yeah. Tourist sites. Places where thousands of transient visitors pass through every day, before visiting another tourist site where thousands of more transients pass through.

It’s the plot of one of those pandemic movies from a few years ago.

Same up here in Alaska. Cruise ship season has started and who knows what diseases will be imported.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 6:48:29pm

re: #321 HappyWarrior

After the Jewish people, the Nazis’ biggest victims were leftists. I’ve got no love for Communism but the Nazis biggest political targets were Communists and Social Democrats. Anyone who thinks the Nazis were on the left is an uneducated moron who doesn’t want to admit that Nazism was done by a right wing ideology.

You forgot Slavs.

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teleskiguy  May 6, 2019 • 6:49:52pm

Yo, these outfits at Met Gala are wild!

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:50:17pm

re: #407 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

You forgot Slavs.

True. Though Slavs are interesting since you had collaborators in some Slavic countries so much that the Nazis actually created puppet states I.e. Croatia and Slovakia but others that were more vehemently Anti-Nazi like Poland.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 6, 2019 • 6:50:56pm
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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:52:12pm

re: #410 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“Self defense.”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:52:34pm

re: #406 Cheechako

Same up here in Alaska. Cruise ship season has started and who knows what diseases will be imported.

While there have been about two dozen measles cases in Hong Kong so far this year, AFAIK there have been none reported on the mainland. Immunizations are mandatory here; no religious or woo-woo exemptions are possible. So, even if a contagious tourist came to China, the effects would be minimal. Or so I hope. China is a very crowded country in some places.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 6:52:34pm

She knows how to get under that thin orange skin

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:53:36pm

re: #413 The Vicious Babushka

She knows how to get under that thin orange skin

[Embedded content]

She needs to keep it up. Keep poking him until he opens his fat mouth and incriminates himself.

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 6:54:55pm
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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 6:55:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 6, 2019 • 6:55:40pm

re: #411 HappyWarrior

“Self defense.”

“… Behenna acknowledged during his trial that instead of taking the prisoner home as he was ordered, he took the man to a railroad culvert, stripped him, and then questioned him at gunpoint about a roadside bombing that had killed two members of Behenna’s platoon.

Behenna, … said the man moved toward him and he shot him because Behenna thought he would try to take his gun. …”

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 6:58:00pm

re: #417 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Well yeah he was stripped and questioned at gun point. That this guy was made a hero reminds me of the worst responses to My Lai.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 6:58:06pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - people call back when a number they don’t know comes up on their phone?

I’ve called a lot of strangers doing political stuff. Yes. Yes, they do.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 6:58:08pm

Time to go to office. BBIAB

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 6, 2019 • 7:01:20pm

TOOL to me is what Umphrey’s is to tele. :D

NEW TOOL SONG #2 “INVINCIBLE”

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EPR-radar  May 6, 2019 • 7:02:42pm

re: #410 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Jesus fucking christ. Trump pardoned this guy because what he did was an atrocity.

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retired cynic  May 6, 2019 • 7:04:21pm

rudepundit.blogspot.com

Every fucking day, every opportunity they have, every interview, every speech, Democrats should be demanding that Donald Trump release his taxes. They should be saying that he must have something to hide. It should be the only fucking thing that anyone can think of. They should get people to show up at Republican town halls to ask why the GOP doesn’t care about Trump’s taxes.

No, you won’t get Trump’s idiot hordes or his Republican lickspittles and ass remoras to turn against him (although you might succeed in getting a little creeping doubt in there). But you know that 75% who didn’t read the Mueller report ain’t just Trump-humpers. There are not only a lot of voters who are on the Democrats’ side who need a rallying point, but there are those who aren’t paying attention at all, who are disengaged, who might just fucking love the clean and clear either/or on Trump’s taxes.

So many of us on the left want Democrats to get savage. But there has to be a cohesive message behind the savagery, one that’s not complex or needs more than a bumper-sticker to explain. This idea is a damn start. Get people paying attention so that when the impeachment hearings start, they’re already on board.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 7:07:04pm

re: #417 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Behenna was paroled in 2014 after serving 5 years of a 15 year sentence. He was supposed to remain on parole until 2024. The pardon releases him from parole and restores ALL of his legal rights, including the right to vote and own firearms.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 7:08:30pm

re: #424 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Behenna was paroled in 2014 after serving 5 years of a 15 year sentence. He was supposed to remain on parole until 2024. The pardon releases him from parole and restores ALL of his legal rights, including the right to vote and own firearms.

So remember, folks, giving a black man who was busted for pot possession his right to vote back would be a massive disservice to the American people.

But giving a war criminal that right back? Well, that’s because he’s a “hero.”

//////

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retired cynic  May 6, 2019 • 7:09:44pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 6, 2019 • 7:13:36pm

Well if you have HBO, I would highly recommend Chernobyl. The first show was a definite kick in the gut.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 6, 2019 • 7:14:44pm

re: #427 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well if you have HBO, I would highly recommend Chernobyl. The first show was a definite kick in the gut.

I saw the ad for that show during Game of Thrones last night and it piqued my interest. Thanks for the positive recommendation.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 7:17:24pm

re: #427 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well if you have HBO, I would highly recommend Chernobyl. The first show was a definite kick in the gut.

Good to hear. Gonna check it out.

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mmmirele  May 6, 2019 • 7:21:45pm

re: #384 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Oh, yeah. Tourist sites. Places where thousands of transient visitors pass through every day, before visiting another tourist site where thousands of more transients pass through.

It’s the plot of one of those pandemic movies from a few years ago.

That’s how the killer flu spread in Stephen King’s The Stand.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 7:23:55pm

re: #336 Chrysicat

He RT’d Kid Falwell who very seriously suggested that “because of the attempted coup that stole the lead two years of his term, he deserves an automatic replacement on the end”.

the 2 years with an r house and r Senate?

what or who stopped you from doing anything that you wanted?

not Mueller
not the dems

Clinton managed to govern through an actual impeachment

aren’t you like the bestest smartest president ever?

oh and ps…merrick garland

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 7:24:54pm

re: #338 HappyWarrior

I know this. The second a Democratic President takes control of the WH. Every last Congressional Republican and their media allies will suddenly be concerned about executive power and “big government.”

don’t forget deficits and the national debt

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 7:25:28pm

re: #406 Cheechako

Same up here in Alaska. Cruise ship season has started and who knows what diseases will be imported.

I’ll be up in June, and I promise you’ll get none from me (well, maybe the common cold). I’m thinking of getting a copy of my measles antibody results and carrying it with me in case I’m sharing space with an infected antivax moron.

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 7:25:30pm

re: #432 DangerMan

don’t forget deficits and the national debt

Of course.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 6, 2019 • 7:26:56pm

re: #406 Cheechako

Same up here in Alaska. Cruise ship season has started and who knows what diseases will be imported.

You should only let in Smart cars. /s

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 7:27:22pm

re: #409 HappyWarrior

True. Though Slavs are interesting since you had collaborators in some Slavic countries so much that the Nazis actually created puppet states I.e. Croatia and Slovakia but others that were more vehemently Anti-Nazi like Poland.

My point was that Nazi policy called for eliminating them after the Jews and Gypsies were all murdered.

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Patricia Kayden  May 6, 2019 • 7:28:28pm

re: #264 Targetpractice

So, does Donny have to go and personally take a shit on Pelosi’s front yard before she decides that letting the man get away with as many crimes as he wants before 2020 is going to lead nowhere good?

I guess so. I love Pelosi but she’s really failing to hold Trump accountable in any meaningful way. He isn’t even pretending to care anymore. He’s going to ignore House Dems right up to the next election.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 7:31:38pm

re: #437 Patricia Kayden

I guess so. I love Pelosi but she’s really failing to hold Trump accountable in any meaningful way. He isn’t even pretending to care anymore. He’s going to ignore House Dems right up to the next election.

It’s certainly not as though the media is holding his feet to the fire, portraying willful refusal to comply with the law as a partisan matter rather than a criminal one. What’s especially galling is that laws being broken are ones created to prevent the sort of corruption that’s going on, yet the media acts as if the violation of them is a matter for debate.

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 7:31:51pm

re: #382 HappyWarrior

Well the Secret Service would have remove him. Despite what he may think, they aren’t his employees.

certainly not after Roberts gives the oath to the next guy/gal

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HappyWarrior  May 6, 2019 • 7:32:43pm

re: #436 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

My point was that Nazi policy called for eliminating them after the Jews and Gypsies were all murdered.

Yeah true. Makes the collaboration that existed all the more infuriating. FWIW my grandparents cousins were in Slovakia and Slovenia during the war. Grandpa’s cousins were Partisans.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 7:33:11pm

re: #415 Charles Johnson

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 6, 2019 • 7:34:11pm

re: #428 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

re: #429 HappyWarrior

The first episode didn’t pull any punches that’s for sure. I only hope the rest of the series is as well written.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 6, 2019 • 7:34:41pm

re: #437 Patricia Kayden

I guess so. I love Pelosi but she’s really failing to hold Trump accountable in any meaningful way. He isn’t even pretending to care anymore. He’s going to ignore House Dems right up to the next election.

As I noted above, this is the second business day since Barr refused to appear. Mnuchin refused to release DT’s tax returns TODAY. I say we should give her another hour or two at least.

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2019 • 7:36:44pm

re: #443 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

As I noted above, this is the second business day since Barr refused to appear. Mnuchin refused to release DT’s tax returns TODAY. I say we should give her another hour or two at least.

Pelosi is a politician, an Artist of the Possible. (A pretty good one.)

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 7:36:52pm

re: #399 plansbandc

I bet that was one enormously pissed off bobcat.

“probably won’t even give me credit for the goal”

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DangerMan  May 6, 2019 • 7:39:50pm

re: #415 Charles Johnson

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calendar girl

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 7:40:31pm
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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 7:42:05pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 7:42:55pm

re: #447 jaunte

I find it … interesting? … that I’ve lived long enough to witness two presidential impeachments and probably a third. Yay, America!

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 7:44:23pm

re: #449 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I think back to the tv room at the UT Student Union, where the television was drowned out by the students screaming curses at Nixon every time he appeared.

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 7:44:51pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 6, 2019 • 7:45:48pm

re: #448 jaunte

Deadline is May 17. I think Mueller is to appear May 15. I like how the Dems are clustering these important dates and deadlines close to each other, like they’re trying to get the Trump machine off balance.

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teleskiguy  May 6, 2019 • 7:46:02pm

re: #421 GlutenFreeJesus

Love me some Tool! And finally! New material! Tours!

I saw Umphrey’s McGee cover Tool at Red Rocks some years ago, 46 & 2, the drummer sang.

Umphrey’s McGee performs “Forty Six & Two” at Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival 2014

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 6, 2019 • 7:46:28pm

re: #418 HappyWarrior

Well yeah he was stripped and questioned at gun point. That this guy was made a hero reminds me of the worst responses to My Lai.

I have always believed that the My Lai massacre was not just covered up but planned, or at least instigated, by the higher command and that responsibility probably lies with M/Gen. Samuel Koster, commander of the Americal Division. Koster was in the air above My Lai through most of the morning but claims to have seen nothing. Yet Hugh Thompson and his crew were just flying through the area on an unrelated mission and saw enough that they took the extraordinary (and very dangerous) step of landing to intervene.
My suspicions of Koster actually begin with a series of similar massacres by South Korean troops in Vietnam, both before and after My Lai. It happens that fifteen years earlier during the Korean War, then-Captain Koster had been the US Far East Command’s guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency officer. Now, Korea was largely a conventional war with fixed lines, but small scale insurgency remained a problem throughout, instigated by infiltrators, surviving pre-war communists and “stay behinds” from NK forces who had nearly occupied the entire country before being forced to retreat in the fall of 1950. The counter-insurgency effort was largely in the hands of South Korean gendarmes and local reserve troops, many of whom were older men who had been trained by the Japanese. There were constant complaints of abuse and brutality though these were mostly, but not entirely, covered up. Koster worked closely with them and would have seen their methods close up. It is interesting that the South Korean commander in Vietnam, Lt/Gen. Chae Myung-shin, was quite vocal in his defense of Lt Calley and the other Americans charged in the My Lai incident.
I think Koster gave certain officers the verbal green light to “go Korean” on the Vietnamese, and the word went down 4 levels of command to reach Calley. It is likely that this was at least suspected by Army investigators since Koster, though never formally charged, was demoted and retired in mild disgrace.

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jaunte  May 6, 2019 • 7:46:56pm

re: #452 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It’s well past time for them to remember there are many more of us.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2019 • 7:50:12pm

re: #443 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

As I noted above, this is the second business day since Barr refused to appear. Mnuchin refused to release DT’s tax returns TODAY. I say we should give her another hour or two at least.

The original deadline for the full, unredacted report came and went 96 hours ago. At which time Nadler, instead of holding a hearing on contempt charges or ordering Barr drug in by his nuts, instead extended the deadline to 9am today as a “final chance.” And now the DOJ wants to co-opt the Wednesday contempt vote by offering to “negotiate” for further access to the “less-redacted” version of the report. You’ll forgive me if I don’t have much confidence that the “Good Ol’ Boys” mentality of D.C. will see Nadler forego another attempt to “negotiate” and push forward with the vote.

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gocart mozart  May 6, 2019 • 7:51:33pm

re: #441 The Vicious Babushka

I refuse to believe that is a real song.

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2019 • 7:57:21pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 6, 2019 • 7:58:24pm

re: #457 gocart mozart

I refuse to believe that is a real song.

It’s one of those “For $4,000 you can star in your very own professionally produced music video!” like Rebecca Black’s “Friday, Friday” only stupider.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 6, 2019 • 8:28:42pm

re: #441 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

That song is a war crime.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 6, 2019 • 9:22:24pm

re: #388 Backwoods_Sleuth

Last September I posted a question here about Justice Kavanaugh’s mortgage records:

Records released today show what the @FBI did with the information after someone sent it in as a tip: vault.fbi.gov

Is anyone investigating how Kavanaugh suddenly acquired this wealth? Or was the original report about his finances inaccurate?


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