Louis Cole Plays Everything and Rules: “Money (Short Song)” [VIDEO]

“I need enough to just do this”
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Lyrics:
Evolution takes a break, green becomes the only race
Freedom fades so far away, and the grim reap don’t care How much you made
Yeah…
Money money
Makes you rich I guess
Money money
Turns a no into a yes
Money money
Won’t turn me into a bitch
Money money
I need enough to just do this
This:

No plan B and no pullout, I sound the same with or without ($)
I’ll give the truth, not sell it out, I don’t wanna even sing About
About…

Money money
I won’t let it mess me up
Money money
Some freedom is enough
Freedom to do this
And this
And this
This

(its a song about not selling out)

(I practiced this slap bass part every day for 4 months, and its the only thing I can play on bass as of right now)

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408 comments

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2019 • 5:44:53pm

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2019 • 5:48:10pm
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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 5:48:35pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

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Alabama y’all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2019 • 5:50:49pm
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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2019 • 5:51:05pm

tbh the only Democratic candidate that’s really impressing me across the board right now is Elizabeth Warren.

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Chrysicat  May 15, 2019 • 5:52:48pm

CL’d:

re: #323 Charles Johnson

Every time I think maybe I should relax and stop being so averse to Bernie Sanders he (or a spokesperson) goes on the record with something that pisses me off all over again and reminds me I was fucking done with him already.

Oh, Lord. Do I want you to tell me, or do I want to see his name start trending on Twitter?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2019 • 5:54:35pm
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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2019 • 5:56:17pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2019 • 5:56:58pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

😔

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2019 • 5:57:32pm
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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:01:38pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

tbh the only Democratic candidate that’s really impressing me across the board right now is Elizabeth Warren.

I’ve been really impressed with her. I think she could hold her on against Trump.

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DangerMan  May 15, 2019 • 6:02:37pm

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 15, 2019 • 6:02:53pm

They finally did it. They actually went and did it, found a position too whacky for Pat Robertson.

Pat Robertson: Alabama ‘has gone too far’ with ‘extreme’ abortion law

Televangelist Pat Robertson, who is opposed to abortion, criticized an anti-abortion bill passed by the Alabama legislature Tuesday as “extreme.”

“I think Alabama has gone too far,” he said during a Wednesday appearance on “The 700 Club”, referencing the bill’s 99-year maximum sentence for doctors who perform abortions and the fact that it does not provide exceptions for rape or incest cases.

He added that he does not think the bill would be upheld by the Supreme Court.

“It’s an extreme law, and they want to challenge Roe vs. Wade, but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Court because I think this one will lose,” he said.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:03:03pm

thinkprogress.org

We might be next.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2019 • 6:03:54pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

tbh the only Democratic candidate that’s really impressing me across the board right now is Elizabeth Warren.

Sadly, the media is going to take her down as “unlikable”. They’ve already started.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2019 • 6:05:03pm
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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:05:49pm

re: #15 Patricia Kayden

Sadly, the media is going to take her down as “unlikable”. They’ve already started.

That’s the only thing I worry about her. There’s already a movement of hatred against her. It sucks but it makes me worry about how effective she would be. That said, she’s got a lot I like going for her.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:09:21pm

This is a great reminder that all elections matter. My delegate is one of the most extremely right wing members of the VA state legislature. Our candidate isn’t running on a super liberal platform but she is a supporter of choice, reasonable gun laws, the LGBT community, expanding broadband internet access (we’re fairly rural here), and making the opoid crisis be handled humanely. I’m going to be sick if purity politics sinks us against Trump and beyond.

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Chrysicat  May 15, 2019 • 6:21:09pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2019 • 6:22:04pm

re: #15 Patricia Kayden

Sadly, the media is going to take her down as “unlikable”. They’ve already started.

Let them try. I love her because she fights back. And the way she smacked that pompous idiot down today in a Senate hearing shows!

Watch her in action. She’s someone who won’t take any shit from Republicans!

washingtonpost.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2019 • 6:22:25pm

myheritage.com results are in! Geneaology stuff in private tags for those who are interested.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:25:10pm

re: #21 The Vicious Babushka

myheritage.com results are in! Geneaology stuff in private tags for those who are interested.

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William Lewis  May 15, 2019 • 6:27:25pm

so, Charles, I remember someone suggesting you needed new “Suspended” cats…

The Library of Congress has released a curated set of free-to-use cat images!

I think this would be good …

Library of Congress Cats

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2019 • 6:27:25pm

FERAL PARROTS!!!

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 6:27:37pm

I could watch this over and over for a long period of time. I have, today, actually.

My favorite favorite ski lift, got to ride it seven times this winter.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 6:29:34pm

re: #21 The Vicious Babushka

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2019 • 6:29:34pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2019 • 6:29:34pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2019 • 6:29:59pm
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William Lewis  May 15, 2019 • 6:30:00pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

I could watch this over and over for a long period of time. I have, today, actually.

My favorite favorite ski lift, got to ride it seven times this winter.

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Cool. How long is that trip IRL?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2019 • 6:30:47pm

re: #26 teleskiguy

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plansbandc  May 15, 2019 • 6:32:43pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

I knew about the parrots in San Francisco and in Chicago, but did not know they were in so many other states. Interesting!

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:32:52pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 6:33:36pm

re: #30 William Lewis

Cool. How long is that trip IRL?

10 minutes, about two and a half miles distance, and 4,100 vertical feet elevation gain.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 6:34:27pm

re: #31 The Vicious Babushka

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2019 • 6:39:35pm
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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:39:45pm

It is funny about genetics and things like weather. My brother’s been looking at the part of Slovakia where our grandmother’s parents came from. My brother is a huge mountains guy. He loves winter sports and all that. He said he felt a special connection there just looking at the photos. We also on the Irish side come from a family- the O’Malley clan that were seafarers and I’ve always loved the ocean. Now I will admit that most of our love comes from our experiences but there is something to be said about this I think since our ancestors did live certain places for generations before they emigrated.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:40:02pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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Aside from everything? Everything.

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 6:41:28pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

This is what happens when you have to back into an explanation because you know everyone knows this is about controlling women.

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Jason Munro  May 15, 2019 • 6:41:38pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

many, many things. many.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2019 • 6:42:53pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

So…all babies will get paternity tests now as soon as they are born?

///

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 6:44:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2019 • 6:44:55pm

More RW hypocrisy: The same people who demand pregnant women have their babies no matter what are the first ones to start bitching when mom needs assistance from safety net programs.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 6:46:47pm
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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 6:47:11pm

re: #43 Eclectic Cyborg

More RW hypocrisy: The same people who demand pregnant women have their babies no matter what are the first ones to start bitching when mom needs assistance from safety net programs.

Babies are punishment, sent by God to teach you patience and to fear the boy in the class looking at your daughter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2019 • 6:47:34pm

re: #42 Belafon

OFFS.

I’m glad the police were cool about things but they should have told the guy to buzz off when he called in the first place.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2019 • 6:49:17pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

tbh the only Democratic candidate that’s really impressing me across the board right now is Elizabeth Warren.

Yep. She has actual policies that she is putting forth. But, like last cycle, the MSM is refusing to cover her just as they did Hillary. Way past time for @maddow @iamsambee to start speaking up.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2019 • 6:56:35pm
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 15, 2019 • 6:58:15pm

That’s one way to get credit for other people’s work.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 6:58:52pm

re: #49 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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That’s one way to get credit for other people’s work.

Jeezus.

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Mike Lamb  May 15, 2019 • 7:06:11pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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It is shocking to me that someone would have this thought privately. That he would then publicize it is another level of crazy.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2019 • 7:25:15pm

re: #51 Mike Lamb

It is shocking to me that someone would have this thought privately. That he would then publicize it is another level of crazy.

I’m not shocked at all because I’ve heard Radical Xtians saying this for years. They’re well on their way to forcing their Dominionist shit on the whole country and the Republicans are absolutely complicit in forcing this garbage down everyone’s throats.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 7:35:13pm

They must feel good about SCOTUS upholding this.

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 7:43:20pm

Can you guess the relationship between these states: Maine, California, Mississippi, and West Virginia?

These are the four that do not allow a religious exemption for vaccinations (when the Maine governor signs the bill).

Check out this quote from a Democrat Republican opposed to removing the exemption:

“We are pushing religious people out of our great state,” Sen. Lisa Keim, R-Dixfield, said before the vote. “And we will also be closing the door on religious people who may consider making Maine their home. We are fooling ourselves if we don’t believe an exodus would come about.”

h/t dailykos.com

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 7:45:13pm

BTW, if you’re wondering where the Biden fans are, check out the comments in this diary about Harris’s comment that Biden would be a good potential VP for her: dailykos.com

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2019 • 7:46:32pm

Space X feed is now live. Lets get this bird off the ground.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2019 • 7:48:17pm

SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed until tomorrow, upper altitude winds

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2019 • 7:48:19pm

Launched now scrubbed due to high altitude winds. Fuck! Guess we’ll try again tomorrow.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 7:48:43pm

re: #54 Belafon

Can you guess the relationship between these states: Maine, California, Mississippi, and West Virginia?

These are the four that do not allow a religious exemption for vaccinations (when the Maine governor signs the bill).

Check out this quote from a Democrat opposed to removing the exemption:

h/t dailykos.com

Republican. And if your religious beliefs make you a public health risk, too damn bad.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2019 • 7:49:09pm

re: #58 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Launched now scrubbed due to high altitude winds. Fuck! Guess we’ll try again tomorrow.

Soooooooooooooooooooo
Sloooooooooooooooooow

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 7:49:45pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

Republican. And if your religious beliefs make you a public health risk, too damn bad.

Thanks. Fixed.

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2019 • 7:51:28pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2019 • 7:51:35pm

re: #60 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Soooooooooooooooooooo
Sloooooooooooooooooow

It was only 2 secs. Do I look like a fucking X86 multi-core processor w/ 48gb of backup ram?

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 7:52:21pm

re: #63 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It was only 2 secs. Do I look like a fucking X86 multi-core processor w/ 48gb of backup ram?

We still haven’t reached the singularity yet.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 7:52:58pm

re: #61 Belafon

Thanks. Fixed.

Not a problem. Pleasantly surprised my state is on the right side of this and MS/WV too.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2019 • 7:53:50pm

re: #64 Belafon

We still haven’t reached the singularity yet.

:-) Goddess above help when I do.

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Belafon  May 15, 2019 • 7:53:56pm

re: #62 goddamnedfrank

How freakin’ hard is this.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2019 • 7:54:46pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

They must feel good about SCOTUS upholding this.

They got 5 votes to kill Roe and they will not stop there. They will kill Obergefell, Loving, Griswold and I would not be surprised to see them overturn the Brown decision as well as they force their Radical Dominionist shit on us.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 7:55:12pm

re: #67 Belafon

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How freakin’ hard is this.

It’s not. And they don’t care if the father is a rapist either.

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Chrysicat  May 15, 2019 • 7:55:55pm
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Chrysicat  May 15, 2019 • 8:00:48pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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Enough that when we posted that tweet and some follow-ups by us on a previous thread, we put it behind the private tag. Although apparently that wasn’t necessary?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2019 • 8:01:18pm

Heading to bed. My X86 processor must be overheating as I am lagging a whole 2 sec behind a certain Lizard. :-)

See you all tomorrow.

As always, may the deity of your choice smile down upon you and yours.

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William Lewis  May 15, 2019 • 8:03:38pm

re: #62 goddamnedfrank

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Jesus Christ would come down off his cross, grab that sick pos & nail his ass to the cross instead while saying “NOPE Dad these mother fuckers aren’t worth it”.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 8:05:27pm

re: #68 Joe Bacon 🌹

They got 5 votes to kill Roe and they will not stop there. They will kill Obergefell, Loving, Griswold and I would not be surprised to see them overturn the Brown decision as well as they force their Radical Dominionist shit on us.

Eisenstaedt is another one. We have the most reactionary minded scotus since FDR’s first term and it’s all because of McConnell.

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2019 • 8:07:42pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2019 • 8:10:11pm

My legs have never been so clean.

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Chrysicat  May 15, 2019 • 8:16:34pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

Eisenstaedt is another one. We have the most reactionary minded scotus since FDR’s first term and it’s all because of McConnell.

Don’t forget Lawrence v Texas. We’re looking at a world of no legal sex outside heterosexual marriage.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2019 • 8:22:30pm

Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill (D) declared that he would not enforce a Utah measure banning abortions after 18 weeks.

Gill, who oversees the county containing the Beehive State’s only two abortion clinics, said the prohibition was unconstitutional as a slew of states pass restrictions on the procedure.

The law, which was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert (R) in March, is currently being challenged in court.

“In our participatory democracy the Legislature is certainly free to pass legislation indicating what the law should be, the duty of a public prosecutor is to enforce the law as it currently stands,” Gill said in a statement Monday. “Residents of Salt Lake County deserve, and rightfully expect, that their fundamental rights will not be compromised by governmental bodies, whether by threat of criminal sanction or otherwise.

“Unless and until the United States Supreme Court weighs in with a contrary view of the scope of constitutional protection afforded to women, the DA’s Office will not enforce a law that is unconstitutional under existing precedent.”

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2019 • 8:22:31pm

re: #77 Chrysicat

Don’t forget Lawrence v Texas. We’re looking at a world of no legal sex outside heterosexual marriage.

Yes thank you. That’s another.

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Ace-o-aces  May 15, 2019 • 8:26:14pm

I know I’m late to the pile-on….

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 8:29:07pm

re: #80 Ace-o-aces

This was my contribution to the pile.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 8:31:38pm

I actually do know people who like the smell of their own farts. I am not one of those people, I think all farts smell NASTY.

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DodgerFan1988  May 15, 2019 • 8:32:07pm

Alabama is the Waziristan of America.

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De Kolta Chair  May 15, 2019 • 8:32:19pm

Dang, this kid is good, his odd anti-postal boxism aside

When You’re Ugly - Louis Cole

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sagehen  May 15, 2019 • 8:38:12pm

re: #80 Ace-o-aces

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I know I’m late to the pile-on….

I’m certain I’ve seen L&O episodes where the murder victim turns out to have been pregnant, and testing the fetus’ DNA is what leads them to the Secret Boyfriend who the pregnancy was his motive for murder…

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 8:39:28pm

re: #85 sagehen

I’ve never once watched a L&O episode.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 15, 2019 • 8:39:36pm

re: #54 Belafon

Can you guess the relationship between these states: Maine, California, Mississippi, and West Virginia?

These are the four that do not allow a religious exemption for vaccinations (when the Maine governor signs the bill).

Check out this quote from a Democrat Republican opposed to removing the exemption:

“We are pushing religious people out of our great state,” Sen. Lisa Keim, R-Dixfield, said before the vote. “And we will also be closing the door on religious people who may consider making Maine their home. We are fooling ourselves if we don’t believe an exodus would come about.”

h/t dailykos.com

Edited

Is there a down side?

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mmmirele  May 15, 2019 • 8:41:28pm

Hello from Japan, which is fantastic. The food-last night we had wagyu beef in a shabu shabu at the ryokan in Karatsu. Wagyu is so tender. Now we’re on a bus to Onta, a tiny village part of Hita town. The village is devoted to a particular style of pottery and they prepare the clay using water hammers. I am having a great time!

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retired cynic  May 15, 2019 • 8:42:08pm

re: #88 mmmirele

Wonderful!!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2019 • 8:50:46pm
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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 8:55:39pm

I like my new computer. It does what its told.

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De Kolta Chair  May 15, 2019 • 8:55:53pm

re: #85 sagehen

As a long-time downtown Manhattanite, I miss the days when the cast and crew hung out with us neighborhood folks at the local bodegas (which no longer exist) and saloons (a couple of which still do). The last episode of the original show was not only filmed in my neighborhood joint, the Reade Street Pub, but in the background you can vaguely see the bartender played by the late and lamented local legend Mike Hickey, a born and bred Limerickian, perhaps most famous for 86-ing Frank McCourt for being too grab-assy with the ladies. Mike, who grew up with the McCourts in the Old Sod, was a true gentleman.

Anywho, I had the pleasure of witnessing Jerry Orbach’s billiard playing skills at the Raccoon Lodge (R.I.P.) on several occasions, and he was truly awesome on the felt. Everyone said Chris Noth was a nice guy, but as a short guy meself I tend to avoid giants.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 8:58:20pm

re: #88 mmmirele

YOU’RE IN JAPAN!

Skiing in Hokkaido is on my bucket list. I guess you can land in Tokyo with all your ski gear and get on a train to Hokkaido. That shit seriously blows my mind.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 9:01:10pm

re: #92 De Kolta Chair

I’ve never been to New York City. You sound like the dude I need to get together with if I ever visit.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 9:04:51pm

re: #93 teleskiguy

A couple of my friends have skied in Hokkaido. “YOU GOTTA GO, DUDE!!!” was what I heard from them. In the last decade, skiers have found where the deepest powder on Earth is. It’s in Hokkaido.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2019 • 9:11:33pm
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Interesting Times  May 15, 2019 • 9:25:37pm

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

If you’re still here, I have a question about something you’ve posted here before - that forced-birth clinic protestors actually took their gory placard imagery from autopsy/accident photos. Do you have a citation/source for that? The last time I looked, I couldn’t find one (and it would come in quite handy as a rebuttal to forced-birthers who also plaster that imagery online)

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Jay C  May 15, 2019 • 9:45:19pm

re: #92 De Kolta Chair

As a long-time downtown Manhattanite, I miss the days when the cast and crew hung out with us neighborhood folks at the local bodegas (which no longer exist) and saloons (a couple of which still do).

Anywho, I had the pleasure of witnessing Jerry Orbach’s billiard playing skills at the Raccoon Lodge (R.I.P.) on several occasions, and he was truly awesome on the felt. Everyone said Chris Noth was a nice guy, but as a short guy meself I tend to avoid giants.

Was that Raccoon Lodge on First Avenue?

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mmmirele  May 15, 2019 • 9:46:45pm

re: #69 HappyWarrior

It’s not. And they don’t care if the father is a rapist either.

Not a father. A rapist can never be a father. Never.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2019 • 9:46:59pm

re: #97 Interesting Times

If you’re still here, I have a question about something you’ve posted here before - that forced-birth clinic protestors actually took their gory placard imagery from autopsy/accident photos. Do you have a citation/source for that? The last time I looked, I couldn’t find one (and it would come in quite handy as a rebuttal to forced-birthers who also plaster that imagery online)

I don’t know about that but I remember seeing similar pics held up by the Radical Xtians when I accompanied a coworker to the clinic. A very distasteful encounter with those ignorant Xtians trying every dirty trick to stop her from getting thru the clinic doors.

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DodgerFan1988  May 15, 2019 • 9:49:13pm

Republican Logic:
Embryos are U.S. citizens with the full protection of the Constitution but adopted children of LGBT parents are not.

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2019 • 9:50:21pm

LOL

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  May 15, 2019 • 9:56:44pm

somebody has decided it’s ok to play the piano in the cafe without asking them to turn off the jazz on the sound system, so we’re getting a wonderful demonstration of bitonality that charles ives would just love

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 9:57:31pm

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

Republican Logic:
Embryos are U.S. citizens with the full protection of the Constitution but adopted children of LGBT parents are not.

Makes perfect sense if you’re a bigot.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 10:01:59pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

Kyle is a good journalist, loves his job, knows what he’s doing.

He used to follow me on Twitter, but he doesn’t now. I’m not blocked, he just moved on… I guess.

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uriel  May 15, 2019 • 10:33:52pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

FERAL PARROTS!!!

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I understand the concern, but I have to say that probably my second favorite pet was a quaker parakeet. They’re awesome. Still makes me angry that someone stole her while I was giving her some porch time.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 15, 2019 • 10:38:18pm

LOL

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Teukka  May 15, 2019 • 10:57:29pm

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

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Republican Logic:
Embryos are U.S. citizens with the full protection of the Constitution but adopted children of LGBT parents are not.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2019 • 11:04:17pm

re: #107 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 15, 2019 • 11:08:22pm
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 15, 2019 • 11:20:24pm

*blink*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2019 • 11:25:01pm

re: #62 goddamnedfrank

There’s not a single thing in this world a female could experience that matches the heartache a father has when he’s told he’ll never hold his child because the mother had an abortion.

especially if that father is a rapist…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2019 • 11:29:55pm

re: #99 mmmirele

Not a father. A rapist can never be a father. Never.

The whole “rapists’ rights” thing is just an argument they put up to deny a rape exemption.

Because god wanted that rape baby to happen.

It just gets sicker and sicker the more they talk about it…

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 15, 2019 • 11:31:13pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2019 • 11:31:17pm

re: #111 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

China vows to crack down on funeral strippers

I have already put in my will that I want one popping out of my coffin…

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Teukka  May 15, 2019 • 11:33:49pm

re: #111 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have already put in my will that I want one popping out of my coffin…

Hmm… The two songs I’ve selected for my funeral would be difficult to strip to…

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 15, 2019 • 11:52:35pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 15, 2019 • 11:53:53pm

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have already put in my will that I want one popping out of my coffin…

Well then for the love of God don’t opt for cremation.

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Cheechako  May 15, 2019 • 11:54:09pm

re: #107 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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LOL

So, is Barr planning to immigrate to El Salvador?

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Teukka  May 15, 2019 • 11:54:20pm

re: #116 Teukka

Hmm… The two songs I’ve selected for my funeral would be difficult to strip to…

Randy Edelman To The Stars

Across the Stars: Love Theme

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 12:00:15am

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

FERAL PARROTS!!!

Parrot flocks have long found refuge in SoCal, from escaped parrots over the years. There’s a flock around here that shows up during the winter months.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 12:01:28am

re: #117 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

Bolton has wanted to go to war against Iran for a long, long time.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 12:02:11am

re: #121 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Parrot flocks have long found refuge in SoCal, from escaped parrots over the years. There’s a flock around here that shows up during the winter months.

I remember seeing a flock of wild parrots in Los Angeles when I was a kid (in the 1970s). So they’ve been around for quite awhile.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 12:04:58am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

Bolton has wanted to go to war against Iran for a long, long time.

This… Will not end well…

Video related:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (10/10) Movie CLIP - He Chose Poorly (1989) HD

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 16, 2019 • 12:07:23am

re: #123 Dr Lizardo

I remember seeing a flock of wild parrots in Los Angeles when I was a kid (in the 1970s). So they’ve been around for quite awhile.

Where Did the Wild Parrots of San Francisco Come From?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 12:14:28am

I’m pretty sure my local flock is of the Red-crowned amazon:

They gather in large flocks being noisiest in the morning and evening. The characteristic screeching heard of these birds usually occurs when they travel in a large flock to a new feeding area.

When they gather in a large flock I can hear them from blocks away.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 12:18:38am

A couple of years ago I was out for a walk and came across a local flock of parrots making quite a racket, more than usual. I looked up an figured out why - there were 4 or 5 red-tail hawks circling overhead.

Then all of a sudden I saw a green streak run across my path, followed by a brown blur.

One of the hawks was chasing a parrot. Don’t know if it caught it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 12:53:35am
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 16, 2019 • 1:03:00am

I want to create a new strain of weed, Monkberry Moon Delight, just because…

Monkberry Moon Delight (2012 Remaster)

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2019 • 1:29:37am
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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 1:30:29am

You know, if I were a less ethical person, I could be making some serious $$$ in the current grift-a-thon environment.

That’s right: this man says The Lord—the Almighty God who created the Universe, and who exists in the realm beyond space and time—told him this coin is the “point of contact” between people praying for President Trump’s success. And it’s only $45! And, as luck would have it, the same guy who spoke to God Himself about this coin is also selling the coin, right now!

“Every day, when you see it, remember: God put something in your hand that you have a role in,” says Doctor Lance. If you’d like it in your hand, God accepts major credit cards. The chyron very charitably calls this a “donation.”

“That’s why we’ve got to pray,” Doctor Lance continued, attempting to establish an in-group mentality where The American Way of Life is under siege, and the only way to save it is to pray while holding this 45-dollar coin. “Because they think we’re crazy. But we’re actually the sane ones.”

esquire.com

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2019 • 1:36:41am

re: #111 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 16, 2019 • 1:57:52am

re: #132 goddamnedfrank

Strippers on the mainland can only strip down to bikinis, AFAIK.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 16, 2019 • 2:03:02am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 2:05:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 2:05:39am

re: #111 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

China vows to crack down on funeral strippers

I don’t need a stripper, lots of women are waiting to dance on my coffin…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 2:08:46am

re: #133 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Strippers on the mainland can only strip down to bikinis, AFAIK.

There are states that also ban total nudity, so they wear pasties & flesh-colored panties with a merkin.

A merkin being an old English word for a pubic hair wig.

Because nothing could be more ‘merkin than strippers wearing a fake bush over their flesh-colored bottoms in order not to violate the law.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 2:09:08am

Cello duets are not very common. Good tracks on that album.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 2:32:29am

For whom does the bell toll?
It tolls for thee, Theresa May:
Theresa May faces showdown with 1922 Committee over timetable for her resignation

May meeting ‘22 committee executive today, at secret location, and will be asked to name a departure date.

Bob Blackman MP, who sits on the executive, told Sky News: “If she doesn’t give us a clear timetable, it will be set for her”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 16, 2019 • 2:34:33am

re: #139 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

For whom does the bell toll?
It tolls for thee, Theresa May:
Theresa May faces showdown with 1922 Committee over timetable for her resignation

I haven’t been keeping up with May and Parliament lately. Has she finally lost her party’s confidence in her?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 2:37:45am

re: #140 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I haven’t been keeping up with May and Parliament lately. Has she finally lost her party’s confidence in her?

Of course, but politics dictate that she hang on so the disaster can be hung around her neck.

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Patricia Kayden  May 16, 2019 • 2:39:11am

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s blatantly unconstitutional. I don’t see how it doesn’t get stricken down in its entirety.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 2:41:43am

re: #142 Patricia Kayden

It’s blatantly unconstitutional. I don’t see how it doesn’t get stricken down in its entirety.

“States rights.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 2:42:01am

re: #142 Patricia Kayden

It’s blatantly unconstitutional. I don’t see how it doesn’t get stricken down in its entirety.

now Salon was writing that this extreme Alabama Bill is actually going to make it a bit more difficult for the Roberts court to quietly undermine Roe v Wade, because it is not cloaked in any fake concerns for safety or women’s health, it is all about God.

There is no stealth about this, they are making it a cultural battle

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 2:55:02am

Let’s be honest, what we have right now is a 5-4 majority that would be willing to not only let these two outrageous laws stand, but put an axe through RvW’s head with two words: “States rights.” Argue that the “settled law” was a mistake, that the Burger Court was wrong to “create” a right to abortion when it really should be a “state matter,” and instead put some extremely loose “rule” in place that relies upon subjective rather than objective reasoning (ex: “reasonable access”).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2019 • 3:17:28am

So I go to Twitter and see “Conrad Black” is trending and silly me, I had no idea why… but I should have guessed it had something to do with Trump shitheadery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 3:32:22am

re: #146 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So I go to Twitter and see “Conrad Black” is trending and silly me, I had no idea why… but I should have guessed it had something to do with Trump shitheadery.

the geezer he pardoned? just saw that on the BBC and could only shake my head (again)

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Patricia Kayden  May 16, 2019 • 4:20:48am

re: #143 Targetpractice

“States rights.”

States don’t have the right to enforce unconstitutional rights. If they did, we’d still have Jim Crow and bans on interracial marriages.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 4:22:25am

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

States don’t have the right to enforce unconstitutional rights. If they did, we’d still have Jim Crow and bans on interracial marriages.

And the Fugitive Slave Act because property is more important than any other human rights

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 4:32:11am

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

States don’t have the right to enforce unconstitutional rights. If they did, we’d still have Jim Crow and bans on interracial marriages.

There’s an argument from the other end that if a right is not one spelled out in the Constitution, then it effectively doesn’t exist or only exists within whatever framework established by the government. That that right may be restricted or banned in whatever way the government in power allows.

I mean, I’m just putting out there the most likely argument, which is “states rights.” For all we know, the Roberts Court could lose their damned minds and hand down a “personhood” ruling stating that a fetus is a person in the eyes of the law.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2019 • 4:38:39am

Watched Chernobyl last night, freaking awesome! I especially liked their lapel flag pins.

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steve_davis  May 16, 2019 • 4:39:19am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t need a stripper, lots of women are waiting to dance on my coffin…

“Thank you very much, thank you very much, that’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for me!!”

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 4:44:37am

re: #151 Shropshire Slasher

Watched Chernobyl last night, freaking awesome! I especially liked their lapel flag pins.

It’s extraordinarily well done. I’m expecting a ton of Emmy and Golden Globe nods.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 16, 2019 • 4:55:15am

re: #21 The Vicious Babushka

myheritage.com results are in! Geneaology stuff in private tags for those who are interested.

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re: #111 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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*blink*

Now I want a stripper at my funeral!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 16, 2019 • 4:58:16am

Just came across my news feed:

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency, barring the use of telecommunications equipment made by companies that are deemed a threat to national security, clearing the way for an outright ban on products made by Huawei.

The Executive Order did not name China or Chinese companies specifically. However, separately, and soon after the order was signed, the US Commerce Department did just that.

The Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to its “Entity List” after it concluded that the Chinese company was engaged in activities “contrary to US national security or foreign policy interests”. Inclusion in the list means that a US company, person or government agency purchasing Huawei equipment now requires a specific license “to export, reexport and/or transfer (in-country).”

The US government claims Huawei’s equipment poses a security risk because the company might acquiesce to demands from Beijing to allow access to networks and private user data - claims that the company and its chief executive, Ren Zhengfei, have repeatedly denied.

scmp.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:00:01am

re: #154 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Now I want a stripper at my funeral!

Just don’t die in China

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:00:27am

re: #155 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Just came across my news feed:

scmp.com

Saw that this morning, all part of his Trade War posturing

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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2019 • 5:02:17am

re: #154 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Now I want a stripper at my funeral!

Stripper sounds too harsh, we need to rename it.

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Patricia Kayden  May 16, 2019 • 5:05:32am
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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 5:07:19am

Time cover

BTW, Greta has the alt-right so scared they can’t stop slandering or threatening her.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 5:10:45am

re: #160 Teukka

Time cover

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BTW, Greta has the alt-right so scared they can’t stop slandering or threatening her.

Which shows there’s no alt in alt-right. The twitter thugs want the same things their billionaire patrons want, they just can’t meet the dress code.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 5:14:36am

re: #161 Decatur Deb

Which shows there’s no alt in alt-right. The twitter thugs want the same things their billionaire patrons want, they just can’t meet the dress code.

To give an example of the alt-media spin on Greta:

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 5:14:54am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

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The people who believe this shit also believe that the DNC encourages “baby mamas” to pump out kids for welfare dollars.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:18:01am

re: #163 Targetpractice

The people who believe this shit also believe that the DNC encourages “baby mamas” to pump out kids for welfare dollars.

black baby mamas

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 5:19:08am

re: #162 Teukka

But…but…Lori B-Z is “most passionate about our oceans”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:19:29am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

cker Carlson says it’s “honorable and necessary” to force women to give birth after being impregnated by their rapists

It is sweet and honorable to die for Rome

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 5:21:01am

re: #166 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Pro Patriarch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:22:14am

I still can’t get over the Rapists’ Rights crowd…

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 5:26:19am

re: #165 Decatur Deb

But…but…Lori B-Z is “most passionate about our oceans”.

Yeah. Right. *bwahahahahahahahhahaaha*

Just because Greta’s mom is an opera singer and famous and the dad’s an actor, they think they put Greta up to it. While truth is that Greta is just a part of a wave of irritation among teenagers, not just in Sweden.

Malena Ernman - La Voix (Sweden)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:29:33am

It is true that the general public is more interested in faces and personalities than in issues, but it is sure annoying to dyed-in-the-wool deniers that Climate Change has come to be associated with a pig-tailed teenager with a serious expression on her face who does not mince words.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 5:31:39am

Perhaps someone might ask Tucker if he thinks the GOP should adopt “Children, Kitchen, Church” as a motto.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 5:33:32am

re: #169 Teukka

Yeah. Right. *bwahahahahahahahhahaaha*

Just because Greta’s mom is an opera singer and famous and the dad’s an actor, they think they put Greta up to it. While truth is that Greta is just a part of a wave of irritation among teenagers, not just in Sweden.

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To be blunt, Greta may have had some assistance by her parents fame, but if Malena and Svante put Greta up to it, so would quite a number of parents all over the world. Like, I knew that someone like Greta would pop up eventually, simply because it’s that generations whose lives will be made miserable by the inability to act on climate change.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 5:34:23am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

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WTF.?

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 5:36:01am

re: #171 Targetpractice

Perhaps someone might ask Tucker if he thinks the GOP should adopt “Children, Kitchen, Church” as a motto.

Tucker is more of an Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Fuehrer type.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 5:37:07am

I’m sure her parents have helped her but if she was opposed to abortion and doing the same, they would think she was a modern Joan of Arc.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 16, 2019 • 5:37:31am

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 5:40:30am
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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 5:41:45am

re: #176 GlutenFreeJesus

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or any children in poverty. I have not ever see the people who decry the right to choose ever care about children who may go hungry. They really are “prolife” until birth. I refuse to call them pro life. Tehy’re not. If they were truly concerned, they would support things like better pre-natal care, helping poor and or single moms out, etc but nope they say shit like what Tucker did that it’s somehow a duty of rape victims to have their rapist’s child. And these are the people who insist that Muslims and other people can’t integrate into our society. There is zero difference between how they view women’s place in society than how ISIS does. Zero. That used to sound hyperbolic but I don’t think it is anymore.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:43:09am

After you are born, you are the sole responsibility of your parents, even if you father is a rapist and your mother is a traumatized teenager

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 5:53:22am

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Tucker is more of an Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Fuehrer type.

With a side of “Gott Mit Uns”.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 5:53:23am

Given everything else we know and have seen from Tucker, I wouldn’t be surprised if he genuinely believes that abortion bans are necessary as a means of combating what he and his fellow “alt-righters” view as a coming apocalypse for the “white race.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 5:55:44am

re: #181 Targetpractice

Given everything else we know and have seen from Tucker, I wouldn’t be surprised if he genuinely believes that abortion bans are necessary as a means of combating what he and his fellow “alt-righters” view as a coming apocalypse for the “white race.”

this ain’t rock and roll, it’s white genocide!

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 5:58:38am

re: #181 Targetpractice

Given everything else we know and have seen from Tucker, I wouldn’t be surprised if he genuinely believes that abortion bans are necessary as a means of combating what he and his fellow “alt-righters” view as a coming apocalypse for the “white race.”

Oh I have no doubt about that at all.

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Archangelus  May 16, 2019 • 5:59:07am

Good morning/afternoon folks!

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 5:59:54am

re: #184 Archangelus

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It’s okay. Susan Sarandon still thinks ti was worth it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 16, 2019 • 6:02:14am

A reminder that Joe Walsh is still Joe Walsh.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 6:02:20am

re: #184 Archangelus

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Hell, that shit didn’t even last the first six months. Almost immediately, it became “Hillary would have been worse,” the idea that no matter how badly Trump screwed the pooch, a hypothetical Hillary presidency would have been so much worse so we should be thankful she didn’t win. Or you could go with the “Both Sides” flavor, which was “Hillary couldn’t have done any better,” the idea being that she would have been forced by the Congressional GOP majority to either accept whatever craziness they concocted or stymied at every turn instead.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 6:03:09am

re: #186 GlutenFreeJesus

A reminder that Joe Walsh is still Joe Walsh.

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Yep.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 6:04:36am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Hell, that shit didn’t even last the first six months. Almost immediately, it became “Hillary would have been worse,” the idea that no matter how badly Trump screwed the pooch, a hypothetical Hillary presidency would have been so much worse so we should be thankful she didn’t win. Or you could go with the “Both Sides” flavor, which was “Hillary couldn’t have done any better,” the idea being that she would have been forced by the Congressional GOP majority to either accept whatever craziness they concocted or stymied at every turn instead.

Yep I still hear “Well Hillary would have had us in a war by now and at least Trump hasn’t done that.” Or the jackasses who act we stopped using drones after Obama left or that somehow Obama invented them. I’ll admit that the drone warfare is problematic but the people who bitch about drones in warfare have no solutions either. They act like all would have been fine if Obama did nothing about terrorism.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 6:04:43am

Discussing this, remember that there are actually two new Alabama abortion laws this year. This one aimed at doctors (with the inclusion of a few other stupid ideas) and the earlier state constitutional amendment that implicitly criminalizes just about everyone involved. That amendment, voted on by the general public as part of the 2018 ballot, is passed but on the shelf, waiting until RvW is cleared out of the way.

It passed by 59%-41%.

ballotpedia.org

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jeffreyw  May 16, 2019 • 6:04:59am

Good morning!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2019 • 6:05:45am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Saw that this morning, all part of his Trade War posturing

Actually, this has has been going on for some time now.

The Pentagon bans Huawei and ZTE phones from retail stores on military bases

The US government has been making more significant moves against Chinese tech companies since December, although officials have been suspicious of the two companies since before then (such as in 2014 when Huawei was banned from bidding for US government contracts). In a Senate testimony this past February, six major US intelligence heads warned that American citizens shouldn’t use Huawei and ZTE products and services. In January, US lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban US government agencies from using the two companies’ phones and equipment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 6:14:38am

re: #192 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Actually, this has has been going on for some time now.

Yes, just the “national emergency” part of it is the posturing

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Archangelus  May 16, 2019 • 6:14:50am

File this under “Sigh, sure, why not…”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2019 • 6:16:23am

re: #193 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, just the “national emergency” part of it is the posturing

Ah. Missed that. Thanks.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 6:22:24am

re: #194 Archangelus

File this under “Sigh, sure, why not…”

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Hell, why not, we’re well past the point when the DNC primaries started resembling a clown car.

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Belafon  May 16, 2019 • 6:23:12am

re: #150 Targetpractice

There’s an argument from the other end that if a right is not one spelled out in the Constitution, then it effectively doesn’t exist or only exists within whatever framework established by the government. That that right may be restricted or banned in whatever way the government in power allows.

I mean, I’m just putting out there the most likely argument, which is “states rights.” For all we know, the Roberts Court could lose their damned minds and hand down a “personhood” ruling stating that a fetus is a person in the eyes of the law.

That the point of the ninth amendment. They didn’t want to have to list them all because they couldn’t.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 6:24:06am

re: #196 Targetpractice

Hell, why not, we’re well past the point when the DNC primaries started resembling a clown car.

Half of these people, like Mayor Pete, are just getting their names out there to be recognized.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 6:26:13am

re: #150 Targetpractice

I mean, I’m just putting out there the most likely argument, which is “states rights.” For all we know, the Roberts Court could lose their damned minds and hand down a “personhood” ruling stating that a fetus is a person in the eyes of the law.

That would overturn Roe v Wade without having to overturn it and fulfill the wet dreams of all those Fundamentalists and the incestuous rapists they treasure so highly.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2019 • 6:28:04am

re: #90 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Need to start bombing it with reports of media bias in favor of racist, un-American fucking Nazi’s.

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lawhawk  May 16, 2019 • 6:29:27am

re: #77 Chrysicat

Don’t forget Lawrence v Texas. We’re looking at a world of no legal sex outside heterosexual marriage.

Except for the rich, who’ll be able to have their affairs, extramarital kids (if they want), birth control (because they have the money), abortions (if they want and that they have the money to make that happen), while everyone else suffers.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 16, 2019 • 6:29:58am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That would overturn Roe v Wade without having to overturn it and fulfill the wet dreams of all those Fundamentalists and the incestuous rapists they treasure so highly.

I expect that if a “personhood” ruling for fetuses is issued by the Supreme Court it will soon bite them in the ass due to some huge loophole or exploit being overlooked.

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sagehen  May 16, 2019 • 6:33:22am

re: #150 Targetpractice

There’s an argument from the other end that if a right is not one spelled out in the Constitution, then it effectively doesn’t exist or only exists within whatever framework established by the government. That that right may be restricted or banned in whatever way the government in power allows.

Amendment 9:

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 6:34:18am

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sagehen  May 16, 2019 • 6:46:58am

I’ve always seen Roe v Wade as… did you ever get off the freeway at the wrong exit, sort of stumble around and make guesses about surface streets, but eventually you end up at the right place? It’s not the best way to get there, it’s certainly not the directions you’d give anyone else, but it works? Like that.

I don’t see abortion rights as a privacy matter; they called it that because they were trying to build off Griswold and Eisenstadt.

For me, it’s a 13th Amendment question, it’s about involuntary servitude. My uterus, my blood, my kidneys, my thyroid, the calcium in my bones, those are mine. Nobody else gets to use them without my consent. There’s a reason it’s called “labor”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 6:48:20am

re: #205 sagehen

For me, it’s a 13th Amendment question, it’s about involuntary servitude. My uterus, my blood, my kidneys, my thyroid, the calcium in my bones, those are mine. Nobody else gets to use them without my consent. There’s a reason it’s called “labor”.

A matter of a woman’s rights over her own body. Until the child is viable outside her body, she should get to decide how to proceed.

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lawhawk  May 16, 2019 • 6:49:27am

The US Constitution, how does it work?

Asking for a friend, because it looks like the reactionary/regressive know nothing GOP/Trumpists think that they can/should ignore the US Constitution to grant Trump more time in office to fuck everything up so that Christian theocrats can feel better about themselves and/or bring about the End Times.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 6:49:50am

re: #205 sagehen

I’ve always seen Roe v Wade as… did you ever get off the freeway at the wrong exit, sort of stumble around and make guesses about surface streets, but eventually you end up at the right place? It’s not the best way to get there, it’s certainly not the directions you’d give anyone else, but it works? Like that.

I don’t see abortion rights as a privacy matter; they called it that because they were trying to build off Griswold and Eisenstadt.

For me, it’s a 13th Amendment question, it’s about involuntary servitude. My uterus, my blood, my kidneys, my thyroid, the calcium in my bones, those are mine. Nobody else gets to use them without my consent. There’s a reason it’s called “labor”.

I forget but I was reading somewhere that RBG came to her conclusion through a different rationale than the consensus at the time which was that abortion was a privacy issue.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 6:50:52am

re: #207 lawhawk

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The US Constitution, how does it work?

Asking for a friend, because it looks like the reactionary/regressive know nothing GOP/Trumpists think that they can/should ignore the US Constitution to grant Trump more time in office to fuck everything up so that Christian theocrats can feel better about themselves and/or bring about the End Times.

There be autocrats among us. Perhaps it was naive to think we wouldn’t have another Civli War. I hope I’m wrong but this house is divided.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 6:52:42am

re: #205 sagehen


For me, it’s a 13th Amendment question, it’s about involuntary servitude. My uterus, my blood, my kidneys, my thyroid, the calcium in my bones, those are mine. Nobody else gets to use them without my consent. There’s a reason it’s called “labor”.

The question of the absoluteness of that right was pretty much kneecapped by the Selective Service Act. In practice, we have the rights the body politic says we have.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 6:53:59am

re: #209 HappyWarrior

There be autocrats among us. Perhaps it was naive to think we wouldn’t have another Civli War. I hope I’m wrong but this house is divided.

Again, to know what a wingnuts is doing/wants to do, just listen to what they accuse Democrats of.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 6:54:25am

Looking for a cartoon that slams Ohio for forcing an 11 year old to carry her rapist’s child…But meanwhile…my anger right now is off the scale…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 16, 2019 • 6:55:37am

re: #209 HappyWarrior

There be autocrats among us. Perhaps it was naive to think we wouldn’t have another Civli War. I hope I’m wrong but this house is divided.

We will see what happens when Trump refuses to concede after he loses the election next year.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 6:55:54am

re: #211 Targetpractice

Again, to know what a wingnuts is doing/wants to do, just listen to what they accuse Democrats of.

Oh yes. I’ve been seeing that with Glenn Beck for years.

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Belafon  May 16, 2019 • 6:56:21am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

The question of the absoluteness of that right was pretty much kneecapped by the Selective Service Act. In practice, we have the rights the body politic says we have.

Which means it never existed since they originally required all males to be ready for service.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 6:56:27am

re: #213 NO SMOCKING GUN!

We will see what happens when Trump refuses to concede after he loses the election next year.

I hope so. I’m really worried about our country’s future.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 6:58:29am

re: #215 Belafon

Which means it never existed since they originally required all males to be ready for service.

Still do, to some extent. Technology has simply made the draft obsolete for the present. There are still RL legal consequences for young males who don’t register.

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Belafon  May 16, 2019 • 7:01:23am

re: #217 Decatur Deb

Still do, to some extent. Technology has simply made the draft obsolete for the present. There are still RL legal consequences for young males who don’t register.

My son’s ablity to get student loans was dependent on his signing up.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 7:04:03am

Seeing that clip from the Fox White Trash Power Hour with Fucker C makes me glad I killed my cable box.

I wonder when Michael Tracey and his buddy Glenn will make another appearance and agree with Fucker that the 11 year old victim in Ohio must carry her rapist’s child to term.

And BTW why is Sleazy Susan Sarandon So Silent?

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 16, 2019 • 7:05:25am

re: #207 lawhawk

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The US Constitution, how does it work?

Asking for a friend, because it looks like the reactionary/regressive know nothing GOP/Trumpists think that they can/should ignore the US Constitution to grant Trump more time in office to fuck everything up so that Christian theocrats can feel better about themselves and/or bring about the End Times.

That is to say, about 8% of Americans are for two more years, and less than 3% want DT to stay in office. That’s the wingiest of wingnut territory — there are more antivaxxers than that.

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steve_davis  May 16, 2019 • 7:07:01am

re: #120 Teukka

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my funeral mix:

Beware of Darkness
Lord of the Starfields
I don’t need no doctor (Harvey Mandel version)
As I’m Leaving (David Gray)
Meet on the Ledge
I’ll Get By (Crazy Horse)

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 7:17:58am

re: #218 Belafon

My son’s ablity to get student loans was dependent on his signing up.

That’s the soft hammer. Theoretically, it could be much worse though the gender equality threat keeps them from going stupid about it

What Happens If You Don’t Register for Selective Service

If you are required to register and you don’t, you will not be eligible for federal student aid, federal job training, or a federal job. You may be prosecuted and face a fine of up to $250,000 and/or jail time of up to five years. If you’re an immigrant to the U.S., you will not be eligible for citizenship.

usa.gov

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 7:18:49am

re: #120 Teukka

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I have it expressly written in my will that there will be no funeral or memorial service for me under any condition or circumstance. I made arrangements for my cremation with the Neptune Society and my ashes will be scattered in the ocean.

No reason for a funeral since my family disowned me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 7:19:07am

re: #221 steve_davis

my funeral mix:

Beware of Darkness
Lord of the Starfields
I don’t need no doctor (Harvey Mandel version)
As I’m Leaving (David Gray)
Meet on the Ledge
I’ll Get By (Crazy Horse)

“Whaling Stories” by Procol Harum

and nothing else

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 7:19:33am

Music to play at my funeral?

Another One Bites the Dust
Dead Man’s Party
Highway To Hell
Spirit in the Sky
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 7:19:46am

re: #223 Joe Bacon 🌹

I have it expressly written in my will that there will be no funeral or memorial service for me under any condition. I made arrangements for my cremation with the Neptune Society and my ashes will be scattered in the ocean.

No reason for a funeral since my family disowned me.

You can still order a stripper…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 7:21:29am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You can still order a stripper…

The last thing I want is my religious nut family using my funeral to let a Pulpit Pimp shoot out the latest GOP shit while I’m lying there dead and I can’t tell the pimp to STFU.

Still remember Dad’s funeral when they did that and I was so tempted to walk out…

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 7:22:42am

I kind of like the idea of a sea burial. I do know this sounds silly but I have a mild fear of buried alive. Not severe but yeah.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 7:23:21am

re: #223 Joe Bacon 🌹

I have it expressly written in my will that there will be no funeral or memorial service for me under any condition or circumstance. I made arrangements for my cremation with the Neptune Society and my ashes will be scattered in the ocean.

No reason for a funeral since my family disowned me.

Wife and I are playing with the idea of skipping funerals and putting the money into a jahrzeit-ish concert to be open to all and performed by music students.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 7:23:51am

re: #228 HappyWarrior

I kind of like the idea of a sea burial. I do know this sounds silly but I have a mild fear of buried alive. Not severe but yeah.

Not so much a fear of being buried alive but of suffocating underground or in a close place

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 7:25:01am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not so much a fear of being buried alive but of suffocating underground or in a close place

Yeah, waking up and you’re in a confined area. Claustrophobia.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 7:25:33am

re: #228 HappyWarrior

I kind of like the idea of a sea burial. I do know this sounds silly but I have a mild fear of buried alive. Not severe but yeah.

Grandma had made arrangements with the Neptune Society for her ashes to be scattered at sea but my radical Xtian aunt destroyed the documents and demanded the funeral where she made an ass out of herself insulting my grandfather and great grandfather for being godless. She also cheated my Dad out of his share of Grandma’s life savings by giving the money to the crooks at Trinity Broadcasting.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 7:27:39am

re: #232 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma had made arrangements with the Neptune Society for her ashes to be scattered at sea but my radical Xtian aunt destroyed the documents and demanded the funeral where she made an ass out of herself insulting my grandfather and great grandfather for being godless. She also cheated my Dad out of his share of Grandma’s life savings by giving the money to the crooks at Trinity Broadcasting.

That’s so awful. My Dad’s parents btw gave their bodies to Georgetown Medical College. I’ve always admired that but it made me sad as a kid since I could never visit my Grandfather’s final burial spot but with some more maturity, I see him and my Nana as living in the memories of those who knew them.

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Belafon  May 16, 2019 • 7:27:46am

re: #229 Decatur Deb

Wife and I are playing with the idea of skipping funerals and putting the money into a jahrzeit-ish concert to be open to all and performed by music students.

Bounce houses and ice cream cake at mine.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 7:28:54am

re: #234 Belafon

Bounce houses and ice cream cake at mine.

With strippers?

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 7:29:12am

Just throw my ass in a pine box and dump me in a hole. No elaborate ceremony, no fancy casket that’s just going to serve as a container for the organic soup I inevitably become, or putting me in a pot on the mantle. I’m dead, the body is just a shell, let the worms have me and be done with it.

However, I do require one thing be done upon my demise:

The Klingon Death Ritual

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 7:30:07am

re: #236 Targetpractice

Just throw my ass in a pine box and dump me in a hole. No elaborate ceremony, no fancy casket that’s just going to serve as a container for the organic soup I inevitably become, or putting me in a pot on the mantle. I’m dead, the body is just a shell, let the worms have me and be done with it.

However, I do require one thing be done upon my demise:

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Forest burials are growing popular in Germany, although the Catholic Church finds it too “pagan” for their theological tastes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 7:32:51am

re: #236 Targetpractice

However, I do require one thing be done upon my demise:

Ah yes, screaming to the heavens to let them know another warrior is on his way…

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 7:33:50am

re: #236 Targetpractice

We looked at a couple of these green burials in nearby Florida, but moving a body across state lines is trickier than taking someone there and killing them.

blogs.ifas.ufl.edu

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 7:34:03am

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

States don’t have the right to enforce unconstitutional rights. If they did, we’d still have Jim Crow and bans on interracial marriages.

im gonna jump in and pedant here

when it comes to slavery, civil rights, abortion, marriage, etc states do not ‘enforce unconstitutional rights’

by force and power they suppress and deny either everyone or by unequal application, certain people, the ability to exercise rights everyone has

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 7:40:49am

re: #239 Decatur Deb

We looked at a couple of these green burials in nearby Florida, but moving a body across state lines is trickier than taking someone there and killing them.

blogs.ifas.ufl.edu

On that same train of thought, I’ve left standing orders that if I should be reduced to a vegetative state or in any way such a burden on my loved ones that I’ve no hope of recovery, to just take me out back and put me down like Ol’ Yeller.

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 7:42:22am

re: #232 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma had made arrangements with the Neptune Society for her ashes to be scattered at sea but my radical Xtian aunt destroyed the documents and demanded the funeral where she made an ass out of herself insulting my grandfather and great grandfather for being godless. She also cheated my Dad out of his share of Grandma’s life savings by giving the money to the crooks at Trinity Broadcasting.

funerals are for the living

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 7:45:09am

re: #241 Targetpractice

On that same train of thought, I’ve left standing orders that if I should be reduced to a vegetative state or in any way such a burden on my loved ones that I’ve no hope of recovery, to just take me out back and put me down like Ol’ Yeller.

Reality works against that, but I have no problem with self-rescue. The trick is to act while you’re still able without wasting any worthwhile life. Family has to be gently prepped for that idea decades in advance.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2019 • 7:49:32am
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 16, 2019 • 7:52:19am

So I was just looking up the etymology of a word online, and I found it amusing that the words “now being researched by others” were god, asparagus, husband and devil.

Yes, I’m easy to please sometimes.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2019 • 7:55:13am
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sagehen  May 16, 2019 • 7:56:47am

re: #237 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Forest burials are growing popular in Germany, although the Catholic Church finds it too “pagan” for their theological tastes.

How about a Tibetan sky funeral? (take your body to the top of a mountain, stake it out, let the vultures have at.)

Tibetan Sky Burial

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2019 • 7:57:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 7:57:55am

re: #247 sagehen

How about a Tibetan sky funeral? (take your body to the top of a mountain, stake it out, let the vultures have at.)

I prefer being recycled as a tree rather than as buzzard droppings…

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 8:00:33am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I prefer being recycled as a tree rather than as buzzard droppings…

Are we going to go romantic here, or are we just getting rid of a stiff? OTOH, the buzzards would probably scare the hell out of the strippers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 8:02:03am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Are we going to go romantic here, or are we just getting rid of a stiff? OTOH, the buzzards would probably scare the hell out of the strippers.

I have seen some strippers who would scare off the buzzards…

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 8:12:10am

Well, this is decidedly not good news, I’d say.

Every week dozens of metal flasks arrive at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, each one loaded with air from a distant corner of the world. Research chemist Ed Dlugokencky and his colleagues in the Global Monitoring Division catalog the canisters and then use a series of high-precision tools—a gas chromatograph, a flame ionization detector, sophisticated software—to measure how much carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane each flask contains.

These air samples—collected at observatories in Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, and Antarctica, and from tall towers, small aircraft, and volunteers on every continent—have been coming to Boulder for more than four decades, as part of one of the world’s longest-running greenhouse gas monitoring programs. The air in the flasks shows that the concentration of methane in the atmosphere had been steadily rising since 1983, before leveling off around 2000. “And then, boom, look at how it changes here,” Dlugokencky says, pointing at a graph on his computer screen. “This is really an abrupt change in the global methane budget, starting around 2007.”

The amount of methane in the atmosphere has been increasing ever since. And nobody really knows why. What’s more, no one saw it coming. Methane levels have been climbing more steeply than climate experts anticipated, to a degree “so unexpected that it was not considered in pathway models preparatory to the Paris Agreement,” as Dlugokencky and several coauthors noted in a recently published paper.

As the years plod on and the methane piles up, solving this mystery has taken on increasing urgency. Over a 20-year time frame, methane traps 86 times as much heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. It is responsible for about a quarter of total atmospheric warming to date. And while the steady increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide are deeply worrying, they are at least conforming to scientists’ expectations. Methane is not. Methane—arguably humanity’s earliest signature on the climate—is the wild card.

wired.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 8:14:11am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Well, this is decidedly not good news, I’d say.

wired.com

Is this perhaps methane being released from melting tundra in northern latitudes? I read about that ticking time bomb

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 8:15:56am

re: #235 Decatur Deb

{funeral} With strippers?

Pulls the thread full circle to comment re: #132 by goddamnedfrank with Chinese strippers at funerals. Oh, you did that on purpose…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2019 • 8:16:17am

ATTN: Any Democrats thinking about declaring for 2020.

DON’T.

Find an existing candidate to support so the party can get its shit together sooner rather than later.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 8:16:56am

re: #247 sagehen

How about a Tibetan sky funeral? (take your body to the top of a mountain, stake it out, let the vultures have at.)

I approve of this idea.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 8:18:16am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is this perhaps methane being released from melting tundra in northern latitudes? I read about that ticking time bomb

Methane clathrates in the ocean?

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 8:18:34am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Could be. I’ve heard mention about the clathrate gun hypothesis.

Maybe the gun went off, and we just didn’t hear it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 8:19:43am

re: #254 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Pulls the thread full circle to comment with Chinese strippers at funerals. Oh, you did that on purpose…

we are still going on about funerals, yes

and strippers

and who else to invite

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 8:21:57am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we are still going on about funerals, yes

and strippers

and who else to invite

Tibetan sky burial, with strippers performing the Klingon death ritual.

Followed by whiskey and blackjack.

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DodgerFan1988  May 16, 2019 • 8:23:21am

Murderers.

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KGxvi  May 16, 2019 • 8:24:37am

re: #260 Dr Lizardo

Tibetan sky burial, with strippers performing the Klingon death ritual.

Followed by whiskey and blackjack.

see, you get it… funerals aren’t about the dead, they’re about the living. And that sounds like a good time for the living.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2019 • 8:24:44am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we are still going on about funerals, yes

and strippers

and who else to invite

I’ll have my own funeral, with blackjack and hookers…

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Mescalero  May 16, 2019 • 8:32:55am

Rent out a bar and have open bar and put me stiff ass corpse on the pool table and drink to my colorful and interesting life.
Have my favorite guitar and amp by my side, plugged in with the red jewel light glowing.
Hoist round after round and marvel that time and tide took so long to pull me under.
Then chuck me arse in the crematorium and scatter half my ashes on the front range of the Colorado Rockies and the other half off of Assateague Island Md at high tide.
And think of me when you think of Bourbon and beer.

The Wire - Cole’s wake

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William Lewis  May 16, 2019 • 8:34:38am

re: #221 steve_davis

I’d have to hit the lotto between now and then to do what I’d like - have a orchestra and choir do Faure’ requiem.

Failing that, this would do…

Annie Lennox - Into The West (live at the 2004 Oscars)

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retired cynic  May 16, 2019 • 8:35:23am

re: #191 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

That guy shares a personality with my guy!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 8:35:53am

Whoda thunk it;

Russian bots rigged Voice Kids TV talent show result

The result of a popular Russian TV talent show - The Voice Kids - has been cancelled after thousands of fraudulent votes were found to have handed victory to a millionaire’s young daughter.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 16, 2019 • 8:38:33am

I will have to be planted at the Lubbock cemetery because that’s where my wife is and our daughter wants us together forever, or at least the next few centuries. Buddy Holly is only about 300 feet away. I have left instructions that my brother and son-in-law, both preachers, are to avoid any religifying during the service. They are welcome to pass the collection plate though.

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Amory Blaine  May 16, 2019 • 8:39:14am

I am donating my body to science. Hopefully to be carved up by a student who is 300th in their class.

“Oh no Mr Melvin, I wrecked another one!!”

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 8:41:34am

re: #269 Amory Blaine

I am donating my body to science. Hopefully to be carved up by a student who is 300th in their class.

“Oh no Mr Melvin, I wrecked another one!!”

My dad’s parents did that. Only people I know who did.

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Citizen K  May 16, 2019 • 8:43:07am

It’s almost like there was a law, an Act if you will, that once prevented things like this. Something about Voting Rights.

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 8:50:44am

i read this comment over at politicalwire.com re alabama

i dont know if it’s true. there’s no cite or link

Telling: an Alabama lawmaker explained why the law doesn’t apply to unused embryos conceived in vitro in fertility clinics and then destroyed by saying, “It’s not in the woman yet. So she isn’t pregnant.” Translation: it’s not about the embryos, or the fetuses, or the unborn. It’s about controlling women and their bodies

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:52:08am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2019 • 8:52:25am

re: #272 DangerMan

i read this comment over at politicalwire.com re alabama

i dont know if it’s true. there’s no cite or link

Telling: an Alabama lawmaker explained why the law doesn’t apply to unused embryos conceived in vitro in fertility clinics and then destroyed by saying, “It’s not in the woman yet. So she isn’t pregnant.” Translation: it’s not about the embryos, or the fetuses, or the unborn. It’s about controlling women and their bodies

I wonder what they’ll say when we eventually develop the technology to grow babies in an artificial womb?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 8:52:42am

re: #272 DangerMan

I thought is was supposed to be about the potential life of the fetus/embryo, not the pregnancy.

Goes into fits of uncontrollable laughter that devolves into tears.

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:53:11am
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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 8:53:42am

re: #273 gocart mozart

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So Simon is a pervert but Trump is God’s man?

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:53:58am
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Citizen K  May 16, 2019 • 8:54:37am

re: #272 DangerMan

i read this comment over at politicalwire.com re alabama

i dont know if it’s true. there’s no cite or link

Telling: an Alabama lawmaker explained why the law doesn’t apply to unused embryos conceived in vitro in fertility clinics and then destroyed by saying, “It’s not in the woman yet. So she isn’t pregnant.” Translation: it’s not about the embryos, or the fetuses, or the unborn. It’s about controlling women and their bodies

Quelle Surprise.

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:55:30am

My 2nd favorite twitterhistorian

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calochortus  May 16, 2019 • 8:55:49am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Well, this is decidedly not good news, I’d say.

wired.com

So here I am drinking my coffee and gently chuckling about whether to have our bodies rot, be incinerated or eaten by vultures after death, and you have to bring up the ugly facts of our soon to be destroyed world. Thanks. /

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Citizen K  May 16, 2019 • 8:55:51am

re: #277 HappyWarrior

So Simon is a pervert but Trump is God’s man?

Trump is Godly because he hates all the people that God does. thus he’s the holiest godliest super-human mega-messiah we all need.

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:56:29am
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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:56:55am
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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:57:40am
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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 8:57:58am

Lre: #280 gocart mozart

My 2nd favorite twitterhistorian

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Quite a read.

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:58:16am
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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 8:59:02am

re: #287 gocart mozart

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Ben Sasse is useless.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 8:59:22am

re: #285 gocart mozart

The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online.

No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it!

CONGRESS shall make no law…

Social Media Platforms are free to make their own rules.

They just cannot discriminate outright based on sex, race or religion.

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 8:59:47am
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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 9:00:52am

re: #272 DangerMan

i read this comment over at politicalwire.com re alabama

i dont know if it’s true. there’s no cite or link

Telling: an Alabama lawmaker explained why the law doesn’t apply to unused embryos conceived in vitro in fertility clinics and then destroyed by saying, “It’s not in the woman yet. So she isn’t pregnant.” Translation: it’s not about the embryos, or the fetuses, or the unborn. It’s about controlling women and their bodies

i think i found it

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 9:02:22am

re: #281 calochortus

So here I am drinking my coffee and gently chuckling about whether to have our bodies rot, be incinerated or eaten by vultures after death, and you have to bring up the ugly facts of our soon to be destroyed world. Thanks. /

It won’t be so bad. We’ll have music to look forward to.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - The chase begins (1/10) (slightly edited) [4K]

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Citizen K  May 16, 2019 • 9:03:53am

Reminder: In America, an unborn fetus is more a ‘person’ than an ‘illegal’*.

*”Illegal” meaning ‘anyone brown enough to look like they shouldn’t be American, regardless of actual legal status.’

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calochortus  May 16, 2019 • 9:05:24am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

It won’t be so bad. We’ll have music to look forward to.

[Embedded content]

Ummm, thanks? I think I’ll just go over to William Lewis’s and listen to that Fauré Requiem instead. Maybe before we all die so we can enjoy it.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 9:14:36am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Well, this is decidedly not good news, I’d say.

wired.com

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is this perhaps methane being released from melting tundra in northern latitudes? I read about that ticking time bomb

re: #257 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Methane clathrates in the ocean?

re: #258 Dr Lizardo

Could be. I’ve heard mention about the clathrate gun hypothesis.

Maybe the gun went off, and we just didn’t hear it.

I think that it was a Danish climatologist who is on record saying “If even a fraction of the methane in the clathrate deposits are released, we’re fucked” on twitter.

As to the ongoing funeral discussion, my wish is cremation, ashes in an urn in front of a stone with a surface not larger than an A4 sheet above ground.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2019 • 9:16:12am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 9:17:45am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Ben Sasse is useless.

Ben SasseHOLE.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 9:18:39am

re: #295 Teukka

I don’t think the oceanic clathrate gun has fired yet. Or perhaps more appropriate to say, I hope it hasn’t.

Because if that happens, yeah….we’re well and truly fucked. That’d be pretty much a game over scenario.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2019 • 9:19:48am

re: #296 Eclectic Cyborg

One of my favorites!

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calochortus  May 16, 2019 • 9:19:54am

re: #295 Teukka

I’ll let whomever survives me decide what to do with my mortal remains. It will probably be cremation and scattering, but there’s a fair chance of donation to some med school somewhere. I don’t much care. I will (presumably) be fully dead at the time.
I can’t imagine there would be a memorial service of any sort.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2019 • 9:22:55am

re: #247 sagehen

How about a Tibetan sky funeral? (take your body to the top of a mountain, stake it out, let the vultures have at.)

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Like my nic says, we are all just eventual carrion.

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 9:23:44am

I have concluded that this is a parody account. Poe’s Law yadda yadda

I just followed

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 9:24:37am

re: #298 Dr Lizardo

I don’t think the oceanic clathrate gun has fired yet. Or perhaps more appropriate to say, I hope it hasn’t.

Because if that happens, yeah….we’re well and truly fucked. That’d be pretty much a game over scenario.

And it’d be a drawn-out death, knowing the whole time we are going extinct. And I think the term is “proper fucked”.

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calochortus  May 16, 2019 • 9:25:00am

re: #301 Eventual Carrion

Like my nic says, we are all just eventual carrion.

On that uplifting note, I must go start my ultimately futile attempts to keep my corner of the world running.

BBL

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gocart mozart  May 16, 2019 • 9:26:21am

re: #81 teleskiguy

My contribution last night

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:27:26am

re: #305 gocart mozart

My contribution last night

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I bet Matt has something he doesn’t want the class to know. What has this chode done for women’s health?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 9:27:59am

Remember, these people are not just against Planned Parenthood as an institution, they are against the very concept of planning parenthood

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DodgerFan1988  May 16, 2019 • 9:29:38am
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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2019 • 9:30:24am

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They finally did it. They actually went and did it, found a position too whacky for Pat Robertson.

Pat Robertson: Alabama ‘has gone too far’ with ‘extreme’ abortion law

F me with a rusty spike and mark this day in history: I finally agree with Pat Robertson.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 9:35:36am

re: #305 gocart mozart

My contribution last night

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re: #306 HappyWarrior

I bet Matt has something he doesn’t want the class to know. What has this chode done for women’s health?

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 9:37:14am

re: #300 calochortus

I’ll let whomever survives me decide what to do with my mortal remains. It will probably be cremation and scattering, but there’s a fair chance of donation to some med school somewhere. I don’t much care. I will (presumably) be fully dead at the time.
I can’t imagine there would be a memorial service of any sort.

We’ve had to do a normal number of funerals—the real world time constraints create a terrific sense of “rush” when people are least able to cope. Everything you can do in advance is a mercy to your survivors.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 9:40:21am

re: #309 Dr. Matt

F me with a rusty spike and mark this day in history: I finally agree with Pat Robertson.

I think Robertson has the political instinct to realize that this bill simply goes too far - it’s too extreme and I agree with him (yeesh) that there’s a good chance the SCOTUS will rule much the same and strike it down.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2019 • 9:40:24am

re: #273 gocart mozart

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Utz are good chips

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 9:41:37am

re: #312 Dr Lizardo

I think Robertson has the political instinct to realize that this bill simply goes too far - it’s too extreme and I agree with him (yeesh) that there’s a good chance the SCOTUS will rule much the same and strike it down.

Yeah—his enlightenment is tactical, not theological.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 16, 2019 • 9:42:01am

Dipshittery at Hot Air:
Poll: Few support citizenship for anchor babies

Under the legal principle of jus soli (law of the soil), such children are determined to be citizens, often offering a foothold for the parents to remain in the country as well. But is that a popular position for Democrats to run on?

Probably not as popular as you might think, despite the positive coverage such family situations receive on most cable news outlets. Scott Rasmussen recently conducted a poll on the subject, and support for anchor baby citizenship doesn’t even reach a majority.

The income tax isn’t overwhelmingly popular either but it too is in the Constitution.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 9:43:24am

re: #309 Dr. Matt

F me with a rusty spike and mark this day in history: I finally agree with Pat Robertson.

He simply means that it is likely to get shot down.

This is a tactical thing.

Because this bill is so blatantly about controlling women’s bodies, they cannot pretend it has anything to do with guaranteeing women’s health and safety.

It should be known from now on as the Rapists’ Rights Bill

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 9:44:05am

Disenchantment is returning in September of this year.

news.avclub.com

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 9:44:41am

re: #314 Decatur Deb

Yeah—his enlightenment is tactical, not theological.

Exactly.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 9:45:26am

re: #265 William Lewis

I’d have to hit the lotto between now and then to do what I’d like - have a orchestra and choir do Faure’ requiem.

Failing that, this would do…

[Embedded content]

What about the film version?

Into the West

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:45:32am

re: #315 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Dipshittery at Hot Air:
Poll: Few support citizenship for anchor babies

The income tax isn’t overwhelmingly popular either but it too is in the Constitution.

It’s the law. I guarantee that everyone who has a problem with this has at least one parent, grandparent, or great grandparent who benefited from birthright citizenship.

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Chrysicat  May 16, 2019 • 9:45:47am
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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2019 • 9:46:24am

re: #312 Dr Lizardo

I think Robertson has the political instinct to realize that this bill simply goes too far - it’s too extreme and I agree with him (yeesh) that there’s a good chance the SCOTUS will rule much the same and strike it down.

I’ll put my tinfoil hat on: With the makeup of the SCOTUS today, the forced birthers actually have a good chance of challenging and overturning Roe. But, if Roe gets overturned, [most of the] forced birthers probably realize there will be a HUGE backlash from voters that oppose such overreach. There will be a Blue Wave that will set-back their party substantially. So, here’s my conspiracy: the Alabama forced birthers purposely passed a law so extreme that the SCOTUS will have no choice to either shoot it down or they will leave it to the lower courts (which will shoot it down). This in-turn saves face for the forced birthers, i.e., “Hey, we tried! But, continue to elect us and we will continue to try”.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:46:46am

re: #321 Chrysicat

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I suspect he was a bully himself.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 9:47:14am

re: #319 Teukka

What about the film version?

[Embedded content]

Forgot the lyrics:

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You have come to journey’s end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the distant shore

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You’re only sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon
Why do the white gulls call
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
All souls pass

Hope fades
Into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
Don’t say
We have come now to the end
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again

And you’ll be here in my arms
Just sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon
Why do the white gulls call
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home
And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the west

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:47:16am

re: #322 Dr. Matt

I’ll put my tinfoil hat on: With the makeup of the SCOTUS today, the forced birthers actually have a good chance of challenging and overturning Roe. But, if Roe gets overturned, [most of the] forced birthers probably realize there will be a HUGE backlash from voters that oppose such overreach. There will be a Blue Wave that will set-back their party substantially. So, here’s my conspiracy: the Alabama forced birthers purposely passed a law so extreme that the SCOTUS will have no choice to either shoot it down or they will leave it to the lower courts (which will shoot it down). This in-turn saves face for the forced birthers, i.e., “Hey, we tried! But, continue to elect us and we will continue to try”.

That’s a possibility yes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 9:47:47am

re: #315 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Dipshittery at Hot Air:
Poll: Few support citizenship for anchor babies

The income tax isn’t overwhelmingly popular either but it too is in the Constitution.

I got ripped up and down for stating a while back that I would consider revising rules on birth citizenship.

But let me add

NOT Retroactively. Nobody born here should get their citizenship taken away regardless of the status of their parents at their birth

And only as part of a comprehensive and humane reform package of immigration, naturalization and residency legislation.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 9:48:20am

re: #305 gocart mozart

My contribution last night

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I can’t help but agree with the sentiment that Matt seems way too focused on this topic for somebody who’s simply a bystander. I won’t say “guilty conscience,” but I certainly am thinking it rather loudly.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:50:09am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I got ripped up and down for stating a while back that I would consider revising rules on birth citizenship.

But let me add

NOT Retroactively. Nobody born here should get their citizenship taken away regardless of the status of their parents at their birth

And only as part of a comprehensive and humane reform package of immigration, naturalization and residency legislation.

And you’re still wrong. It’s worked for over 120 years. Stop using children as a bargaining chip with people who oppose immigration.

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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2019 • 9:50:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 9:50:49am

re: #328 HappyWarrior

And you’re still wrong. It’s worked for over 120 years. Stop using children as a bargaining chip with people who oppose immigration.

revising, not abolishing

and not as a bargaining chip but as part of a humane and comprehensive plan to regulate movement across our borders, as well as to provide residence and work permits for non-citizens.

I see that it is still a very touchy issue no matter how cautiously one approaches it

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 9:52:18am

Speaking of Annie Lennox, you heard of these two gems?

Apollo 13 Soundtrack ( The Dark Side of the Moon )

Apollo 13 End Credits

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:54:21am

re: #330 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

revising, not abolishing

I see that it is still a touch issue no matter how cautiously one approaches it

Yeah because it’s a big part of why we’re so successful as a country at integrating people into our society. Again, just listen to yourself. You’re talking about revising 120 years of legal precedent that has worked. Millions of the men and women who helped us win WWII were birthright citizens. I’m sorry if I come off strong but you’re wanting us to give on an issue to people who want to reduce LEGAL immigration. I can’t do that. I can do with things like monitoring for criminal records and health risks at the borders but I will not accept the throwing children under the bus to satisfy anti-immigrant fanatics. Most people who oppose this don’t know a goddamned thing about immigration law and by humoring them you’re cosigning on that Know Nothingism.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 9:54:49am

re: #322 Dr. Matt

I could see that as well. Call me cynical, but I suspect that the anti-abortion crowd really isn’t all that enthusiastic about seeing Roe v Wade overturned - it’s a perfect wedge issue, solid red meat for the base, and a fundraising tool.

Get rid of Roe? Aside from a major backlash, they stand to lose a potent get out the vote card. They’d have won…..they’d be the dog that finally caught the car.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:55:49am

re: #333 Dr Lizardo

I could see that as well. Call me cynical, but I suspect that the anti-abortion crowd really isn’t all that enthusiastic about seeing Roe v Wade overturned - it’s a perfect wedge issue, solid red meat for the base, and a fundraising tool.

Get rid of Roe? Aside from a major backlash, they stand to lose a potent get out the vote card. They’d have won…..they’d be the dog that finally caught the car.

It would kill them with Catholic voters who to their credit aren’t nearly as regressive minded as Evangelicals are about helping children after birth.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 9:56:17am

re: #315 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Dipshittery at Hot Air:
Poll: Few support citizenship for anchor babies

The income tax isn’t overwhelmingly popular either but it too is in the Constitution.

Given the chance, the GOP would repeal that amendment as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 9:57:04am

re: #332 HappyWarrior

Yeah because it’s a big part of why we’re so successful as a country at integrating people into our society. Again, just listen to yourself. You’re talking about revising 120 years of legal precedent that has worked. Millions of the men and women who helped us in WWII were birthright citizens. I’m sorry if I come off strong but you’re wanting us to give on an issue to people who want to reduce LEGAL immigration. I can’t do that. I can do with things like monitoring for criminal records and health risks at the borders but I will not accept the throwing children under the bus to satisfy anti-immigrant fanatics. Most people who oppose this don’t know a goddamned thing about immigration law and by humoring them you’re cosigning on that Know Nothingism.

whoa.

not for throwing anybody under a bus, just for regulating, not reducing or eliminating immigration.

there are plenty of people who do not want to see it regulated at all because their businesses all depend on a steady supply of cheap, easily exploited labor.

I want to see and end put to that and make sure that people who come here can be legally registered and obtain work permits.

please do not lump me with the Nativists.

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 9:57:21am

re: #307 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember, these people are not just against Planned Parenthood as an institution, they are against the very concept of planning parenthood

this whole thing is clearly becoming ‘that’s god’s business, not ours’

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Patricia Kayden  May 16, 2019 • 9:57:24am
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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2019 • 9:58:26am

Wow. Game.Set.Match. Family Guy drops the hammer on Lumpy. This is pretty freakn amusing:

YouTube

“High sodium superman”
“A handsome weeble”
“stripclub lunch regular”

LOL

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 9:59:05am

re: #312 Dr Lizardo

I think Robertson has the political instinct to realize that this bill simply goes too far - it’s too extreme and I agree with him (yeesh) that there’s a good chance the SCOTUS will rule much the same and strike it down.

he’s not against it because he doesnt agree with it
he’s against it because he thinks it wont work politically, and may backfire

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 9:59:20am

re: #314 Decatur Deb

Yeah—his enlightenment is tactical, not theological.

gmta

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 9:59:53am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

whoa.

not for throwing anybody under a bus, just for regulating, not reducing or eliminating immigration.

there are plenty of people who do not want to see it regulated at all because their businesses all depend on a steady supply of cheap, easily exploited labor.

I want to see and end put to that and make sure that people who come here can be legally registered and obtain work permits.

please do not lump me with the Nativists.

I apologize. I just think you’re wanting us to compromise on a key thing that makes our country works. Changing birth right citizenship isn’t going to change businesses exploiting laborers. If anything, getting rid of that makes it harder. I apologize for lumping you in with Nativists but I do think you’re not seeing why this is a problem, birthright citizenship has worked for over 100 years. It works. If people don’t understand that, that’s on them for not understanding that naturalization is such an expensive and timely process.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2019 • 9:59:55am
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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 10:01:45am

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

THEN DO SOMETHING! Barr laughed in Pelosi’s face yesterday because you don’t scare him in the least. Oh, you’re gonna fine him. Guess what, Donny will pay the fine and bill taxpayers for the expense! Why? Because it keeps him out of jail and that’s all he cares about.

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Chrysicat  May 16, 2019 • 10:02:14am
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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2019 • 10:02:18am

Note the Hot Air citizenship poll is by Rassmussen, basically pay-for-play.

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plansbandc  May 16, 2019 • 10:02:30am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 10:03:23am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

I apologize. I just think you’re wanting us to compromise on a key thing that makes our country works. Changing birth right citizenship isn’t going to change businesses exploiting laborers. If anything, getting rid of that makes it harder. I apologize for lumping you in with Nativists but I do think you’re not seeing why this is a problem, birthright citizenship has worked for over 100 years. It works. If people don’t understand that, that’s on them for not understanding that naturalization is such an expensive and timely process.

My kids were born in Germany, which introduced birthright citizenship in 2000. With the simple caveat that the parents should be legally registered residents.

This is also what I meant about revising birthright citizenship should be part of a package of reforms that involves regulating and registering immigration

the current situation only aids the exploiters, the employers who pay sub-minimum wages at substandard conditions and the human smugglers.

That is a big, big issue and revising BC is only a small and ultimately insignificant part of it

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 16, 2019 • 10:03:40am
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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:03:54am

Wendell, I deeply apologize if I’m coming off too harsh but as someone who has worked in immigration law in this country, I know how expensive and timely naturalization is. If we were to revise birth right citizenship, we would be making life very difficult for millions of people who know no home but the United States. My SiL’s cousins’ children got their citizenship this way. They attend American univeristies. They speak English. They hold jobs. They have ties to their parents home in Peru but it’s no different than my grandparents’ older siblings and cousins who did to Slovakia. You’re going to create a lot of potentially stateless people by getting rid of this and people who will feel like an outsider in their homes. Again I apologize if I come too harsh but I can’t compromise on this. I support things like making sure we are not getting criminals or people who are health risks nto the country and monitoring the border for ilegal substances being smuggled in like arms or drugs but if someone is following the law, they belong here IMO.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2019 • 10:04:55am
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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:05:37am

re: #348 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My kids were born in Germany, which introduced birthright citizenship in 2000. With the simple caveat that the parents should be legally registered residents.

This is also what I meant about revising birthright citizenship should be part of a package of reforms that involves regulating and registering immigration

the current situation only aids the exploiters, the employers who pay sub-minimum wages at substandard conditions and the human smugglers.

That is a big, big issue and revising BC is only a small and ultimately insignificant part of it

If you come up with ways to make it more affordable to immigrate legally, I might be on board but as long as legal immigration remains something more expensive, I can’t. I’m sorry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2019 • 10:05:38am
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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 10:05:39am

re: #347 plansbandc

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If you have much, give of your wealth.
If you have little, give of your heart.
— Arab Proverb

That. And the NT argument.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:06:26am

re: #347 plansbandc

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Falwell Jr is a charlatan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2019 • 10:06:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 10:07:12am

re: #350 HappyWarrior

Wendell, I deeply apologize if I’m coming off too harsh but as someone who has worked in immigration law in this country, I know how expensive and timely naturalization is.

then let me clarify one thing: my notion: I would support revising BC to those born here to legal residents, not just citizens, as is common in a lot of countries.

I am certainly not for retroactively taking away anyone’s citizenship.

I just want to see significant reform of our immigration and residency system.

(I know that my grandmother was naturalized, must admit that I do not even know the status of the others,)

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plansbandc  May 16, 2019 • 10:07:23am

re: #349 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Fallon is dead to me since he played with the fat orange tyrant’s hair. I absolutely loathe him forever for normalizing him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2019 • 10:08:40am

re: #339 Dr. Matt

“The richest guy at Rite-Aid”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2019 • 10:09:10am

NYC hates you more

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 10:09:31am

re: #351 Charles Johnson

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Let’s just face facts: Trump won on the messaging and he’s never going to face impeachment. Mueller gave the DNC the framework to hold Donny responsible for his actions and they pissed it away arguing over the placement of deck chairs.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2019 • 10:09:54am

re: #347 plansbandc

Proving yet again that Jerry Jr knows jackshit about the very religion he claims as his own.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:10:08am

re: #357 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

then let me clarify one thing: my notion: I would support revising BC to those born here to legal residents, not just citizens, as is common in a lot of countries.

I am certainly not for retroactively taking away anyone’s citizenship.

I just want to see significant reform of our immigration and residency system.

(I know that my grandmother was naturalized, must admit that I do not even know the status of the others,)

I know you’re not for retroactively stripping it. I just think you need to make legal residency more affordable before you even consider something like that. I think so much of these attitudes that people like the President and others who want to get rid of it have comes from a place of being lucky to be born to native born citizens or a parent already naturalized. We’ve done a great job integrating immigrants into our society and I genuinely feel that BR citizenship is a big part of why.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:10:23am

re: #358 plansbandc

Fallon is dead to me since he played with the fat orange tyrant’s hair. I absolutely loathe him forever for normalizing him.

He’s not particularly funny either IMO.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 10:10:34am

re: #354 Teukka

If you have much, give of your wealth.
If you have little, give of your heart.
— Arab Proverb

That. And the NT argument.

And Paul’s argument. The poor woman giving of her heart gives the better gift.
Also, do I remember correctly that the poor woman didn’t have the horn blown like the rich man? I have some vague recollection that when you do good/charity, if you do it for recognition, it is for nothing.

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. I I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

— 1 Cor 13

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:11:28am

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

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NYC hates you more

DeBlasio is an awful candidate but so were you. And you’re an even worse President because at least DeBlasio wouldn’t be a puppoet for autocrats everywhere.

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sagehen  May 16, 2019 • 10:15:12am

re: #330 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

revising, not abolishing

and not as a bargaining chip but as part of a humane and comprehensive plan to regulate movement across our borders, as well as to provide residence and work permits for non-citizens.

I see that it is still a very touchy issue no matter how cautiously one approaches it

It’s a touchy issue because you’re supporting the creation of huge numbers of Stateless People. People who aren’t citizens of ANY country, have no rights anywhere.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:16:20am

re: #367 sagehen

It’s a touchy issue because you’re supporting the creation of huge numbers of Stateless People. People who aren’t citizens of ANY country, have no rights anywhere.

Exactly. It creates another issue in itself. A worse issue than the status quo.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2019 • 10:17:39am

My. Head. Just. Exploded.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:18:11am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

My. Head. Just. Exploded.

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JFC

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 10:19:08am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

My. Head. Just. Exploded.

[Embedded content]

Keep reading, I’m sure the 14 words are in there somewhere.

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William Lewis  May 16, 2019 • 10:19:55am

re: #365 Teukka

In Judaism, there is a very useful multi-layered understanding of charity. It goes like this.

jewfaq.org:

Levels of Tzedakah
Certain kinds of tzedakah are considered more meritorious than others. The Talmud describes these different levels of tzedakah, and Rambam organized them into a list. The levels of charity, from the least meritorious to the most meritorious, are:

Giving begrudgingly
Giving less that you should, but giving it cheerfully.
Giving after being asked
Giving before being asked
Giving when you do not know the recipient’s identity, but the recipient knows your identity
Giving when you know the recipient’s identity, but the recipient doesn’t know your identity
Giving when neither party knows the other’s identity
Enabling the recipient to become self-reliant

We Christians need to understand this better.

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 10:20:59am

re: #350 HappyWarrior

Wendell, I deeply apologize if I’m coming off too harsh but as someone who has worked in immigration law in this country, I know how expensive and timely naturalization is. If we were to revise birth right citizenship, we would be making life very difficult for millions of people who know no home but the United States. My SiL’s cousins’ children got their citizenship this way. They attend American univeristies. They speak English. They hold jobs. They have ties to their parents home in Peru but it’s no different than my grandparents’ older siblings and cousins who did to Slovakia. You’re going to create a lot of potentially stateless people by getting rid of this and people who will feel like an outsider in their homes. Again I apologize if I come too harsh but I can’t compromise on this. I support things like making sure we are not getting criminals or people who are health risks nto the country and monitoring the border for ilegal substances being smuggled in like arms or drugs but if someone is following the law, they belong here IMO.

as with a lot of things we discuss here, passing a law to end BC (NOT retroactively) won’t stop it from happening. as part of a comprehensive plan, the rate would probably drop over time.

the arc of immigration reform is gonna be a long one - just like every other contentious issue. not only is it a finance issue for employers, it too, is a vote getter and political money raiser

the arc of the effects of immigration reform is gonna be a lot longer

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 10:22:27am

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

Labeling and insulting the other side as full of “racism and hate” is a cheap attempt to undermine ideas so that you don’t have to actually confront them. It is an intellectually void strategy.

truth is a defense

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 10:23:34am

By the way, just to prove how pointless the DNC leadership’s stunt of reading the Mueller Report into the record is, none of the major news networks are carrying it live. So while it might give some folks a warm fuzzy to think that “something” is being done, the reality is that the most this will get is a short blip on the nightly news.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 10:24:33am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

My. Head. Just. Exploded.

[Embedded content]

Also, see the other type of holocaust denial at play here? A bit over 6,000,000 jews, yes. And a bit over 6,000,000 killed by the Nazis euthanasia programs, because they were homosexuals, gypsies, dissidents, religious groups that wouldn’t bend, etc… The true death toll of the holocaust is around 13,000,000, and slightly less than half were Jewish, but they were the largest group by far.

One needs to ask oneself, why do they not acknowledge all of the 13,000,000?

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:25:29am

re: #376 Teukka

Also, see the other type of holocaust denial at play here? A bit over 6,000,000 jews, yes. And a bit over 6,000,000 killed by the Nazis euthanasia programs, because they were homosexuals, gypsies, dissidents, religious groups that wouldn’t bend, etc… The true death toll of the holocaust is around 13,000,000, and slightly less than half were Jewish, but they were the largest group by far.

One needs to ask oneself, why do they not acknowledge all of the 13,000,000?

Well these people probably believe the Pink Swastika stuff so acknowledging gay victims is a no go.

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 10:27:38am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

My. Head. Just. Exploded.

[Embedded content]

zero babies have been aborted since roe
if it’s a baby, it was born

if it is ‘unborn’ it is not a baby
codifying stupidity into law doesnt make it so

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 10:27:44am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

I know you’re not for retroactively stripping it. I just think you need to make legal residency more affordable before you even consider something like that.

I also think we should keep it in principle, but also reform issues of residency and work status. That is not what the President or his supporters want.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 10:28:09am

re: #377 HappyWarrior

Well these people probably believe the Pink Swastika stuff so acknowledging gay victims is a no go.

And it seems I was wrong: According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the country’s official memorial to the Holocaust, “The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II.” The museum puts the total number of murdered during the Holocaust at 17 million: 6 million Jews and 11 million others. [Source]

Another thing they don’t want to acknowledge is that the Nazis actually made abortion laws stricter, and from 1943, giving an aryan woman an abortion was a capital offense.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 10:29:40am

re: #373 DangerMan

as with a lot of things we discuss here, passing a law to end BC (NOT retroactively) won’t stop it from happening. as part of a comprehensive plan, the rate would probably drop over time.

the arc of immigration reform is gonna be a long one - just like every other contentious issue. not only is it a finance issue for employers, it too, is a vote getter and political money raiser

the arc of the effects of immigration reform is gonna be a lot longer

I did not say end it, I said that I would support revising it. I see that it is way too touchy an issue to broach here.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2019 • 10:29:55am
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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 10:30:44am

re: #380 Teukka

And tweeted it:

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2019 • 10:30:51am

re: #378 DangerMan

zero babies have been aborted since roe
if it’s a baby, it was born

if it is ‘unborn’ it is not a baby
codifying stupidity into law doesnt make it so

As I was trying to explain to my (mostly) apolitical sister earlier, virtually the entire “argument” these for such bans hinges on emotional appeals. That means using incorrect terminology because it leads to more visceral responses, portraying the women who undergo abortions as “victims” of an uncaring system, and society at large as somehow suffering from “genocide.”

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:30:56am

re: #380 Teukka

And it seems I was wrong: According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the country’s official memorial to the Holocaust, “The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II.” The museum puts the total number of murdered during the Holocaust at 17 million: 6 million Jews and 11 million others. [Source]

Another thing they don’t want to acknowledge is that the Nazis actually made abortion laws stricter, and from 1943, giving an aryan woman an abortion was a capital offense.

Yeah they bring up that abortions were done on Jews, Romani, & other women but ignore that Aryan women had to give birth. The operative phrase has and always will be pro choice. They’re just another side of China’s old one child policy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2019 • 10:32:40am

re: #378 DangerMan

zero babies have been aborted since roe
if it’s a baby, it was born

if it is ‘unborn’ it is not a baby
codifying stupidity into law doesnt make it so

“Killing babies is immoral” is the standard Ben Shapiro argument line

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2019 • 10:33:28am

re: #382 The Vicious Babushka

It’s my understanding that Jewish law is pretty clear about a person not having rights until they’re born, is that accurate?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2019 • 10:37:02am

re: #387 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s my understanding that Jewish law is pretty clear about a person not having rights until they’re born, is that accurate?

The pregnant woman always supersedes the fetus.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:37:39am

re: #388 The Vicious Babushka

The pregnant woman always supersedes the fetus.

As it should.

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lawhawk  May 16, 2019 • 10:37:57am

re: #387 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s my understanding that Jewish law is pretty clear about a person not having rights until they’re born, is that accurate?

That’s my understanding - because if an unborn fetus has rights of a person, it deprives the pregnant woman agency over their own body. A human life in being (having been born) takes precedent over an unborn.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:39:10am

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also think we should keep it in principle, but also reform issues of residency and work status. That is not what the President or his supporters want.

Okay, that’s a different matter. Personally the problem isn’t border crossing, it’s overstaying visas. Fix that not 120 year precedent on citizenship.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 10:39:48am

A random question… What is the rules for retroactive laws in the United States?
Just had this horrible thought of the-party-which-must-not-be-named imposing draconian and retroactive laws against abortion…

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DangerMan  May 16, 2019 • 10:40:24am

re: #381 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I did not say end it, I said that I would support revising it. I see that it is way too touchy an issue to broach here.

i know you didnt. i get what you’re saying and i dont disagree.

i was just typing fast and implying that, like abortion even a total ban wont change the actual numbers

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:40:52am

re: #392 Teukka

A random question… What is the rules for retroactive laws in the United States?
Just had this horrible thought of the-party-which-must-not-be-named imposing draconian and retroactive laws against abortion…

I’m not sure.

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Belafon  May 16, 2019 • 10:45:09am

re: #392 Teukka

A random question… What is the rules for retroactive laws in the United States?
Just had this horrible thought of the-party-which-must-not-be-named imposing draconian and retroactive laws against abortion…

The constitution forbids being punished retroactively.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:45:15am

re: #285 gocart mozart

So is the solution for the goobernmint to take over the private corporations that control the social media? This is some solid fascism here. The trains will be running on time, soon.

397
Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:46:44am

re: #287 gocart mozart

… because the US pulled out of the agreement and is provoking Iran by destroying their economy. It’s not our fault we had to attack Iran, they started it. Fuckers.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:47:57am

re: #289 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

CONGRESS shall make no law…

Social Media Platforms are free to make their own rules.

They just cannot discriminate outright based on sex, race or religion.

After the goobernmint takes over the corporations in a good-old-fashioned fascist manner, then we shall be freeeeeeeee.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 16, 2019 • 10:49:53am

re: #313 Eventual Carrion

Utz are good chips

Utz with the heaven sent Old Bay seasoning…DEE…LISH…US…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2019 • 10:50:28am

re: #391 HappyWarrior

Okay, that’s a different matter. Personally the problem isn’t border crossing, it’s overstaying visas. Fix that not 120 year precedent on citizenship.

also, the birth tourists.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:51:43am

re: #354 Teukka

If you have much, give of your wealth.
If you have little, give of your heart.
Arab Proverb

That. And the NT argument.

…… evangelical sez heretic is wrong.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:53:09am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

My. Head. Just. Exploded.

no words, none.

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HappyWarrior  May 16, 2019 • 10:55:03am

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, the birth tourists.

Right. What’s happening in Trump’s hotels is different than what happens in most cases.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:55:12am

re: #383 Teukka

Good tweet. I fear for your mentions.

405
Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 16, 2019 • 10:58:10am

re: #384 Targetpractice

As I was trying to explain to my (mostly) apolitical sister earlier, virtually the entire “argument” these for such bans hinges on emotional appeals. That means using incorrect terminology because it leads to more visceral responses, portraying the women who undergo abortions as “victims” of an uncaring system, and society at large as somehow suffering from “genocide.”

That article by the self described ‘theocratic fascist’ (Matt Walsh) uses the phrase ‘abortion is a lifestyle choice for most women’. Just because you have had enough children, have career planning to do, are too young, too old…. It is irrelevant, but appeals to emotion are a valid weapon in the rhetoric of anti-choicers.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 16, 2019 • 11:02:38am

re: #309 Dr. Matt

F me with a rusty spike and mark this day in history: I finally agree with Pat Robertson.

Robertson disagreed with it because he thought to was too extreme and that the Supremes would therefore not use it to overturn Roe vs Wade.

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Teukka  May 16, 2019 • 11:03:41am

re: #404 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Good tweet. I fear for your mentions.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2019 • 3:48:34pm

re: #319 Teukka

What about the film version?

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THAT’s the one. tears every time


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Jon Anderson - Song of SevenFrom the 1980 album "Song of Seven".
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