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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 4:44:19pm

Continuing from downstairs, I can’t really say I’m surprised that Labour took it in ass over Corbyn’s leadership. They’ve had an ever-growing chance to reinvent themselves as the Remain party, the party of fixing the mistake that was the Brexit referendum and getting the UK back on an even keel. But Corbyn being a closet Brexiter meant they were instead forced into this indefinite holding pattern, their supporters told that it was better to sit back and let May totally botch the whole thing than force the issue.

Funny, it’s almost like looking into a mirror…//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:49:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:50:25pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 4:53:00pm

It’s criminals all the way down.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 4:55:07pm

“Why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my dick?” Baby Whiplash version.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:57:26pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t think Orthodox means what Ben thinks it does

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 4:59:48pm
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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 5:01:47pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s the sort of statement that would make sense if Labour had made gains tonight. As is? It’s further proof that the man at the top has no fucking clue what’s going on.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 5:03:25pm

re: #4 The Vicious Babushka

It’s criminals all the way down.

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Apparently she deleted it. What tweet was she referring to?

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 5:03:30pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 5:04:20pm

re: #10 jaunte

“How dare you talk about war on Memorial Day!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 5:05:44pm

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

Apparently she deleted it. What tweet was she referring to?

it was a FB post, not a tweet

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 5:06:16pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

it was a FB post, not a tweet

That FB post refers to a tweet though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 5:06:34pm

this thread
:D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 5:10:01pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

It’s the sort of statement that would make sense if Labour had made gains tonight. As is? It’s further proof that the man at the top has no fucking clue what’s going on.

it seems to be contagious

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 5:12:53pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 5:13:50pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 26, 2019 • 5:17:01pm

This is my good news. Almost ready for the press

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 5:17:29pm

re: #16 jaunte

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 5:19:57pm
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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2019 • 5:23:09pm

Been on a Tord Gustavsen binge all day. This guy’s amazing. Master of note choice and silence.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2019 • 5:24:12pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t think Orthodox means what Ben thinks it does

I don’t think “prominent” means what he thinks it does.

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2019 • 5:27:23pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s still there. I just looked at it.

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2019 • 5:31:42pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2019 • 5:44:38pm

re: #1 Targetpractice

Corbyn is a failure and is, IMO, a parallel to Bernie - someone who rides waves but provides no real leadership.

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 5:51:50pm

re: #25 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Corbyn is a failure and is, IMO, a parallel to Bernie - someone who rides waves but provides no real leadership.

Exactly. His star has risen in recent years not due to deft leadership or wise counsel…but because Labour was seen (unofficially) as the “Remain” party. It’s why May was such a fool to call a snap election when she did, because public sentiment was heavily against the Tories for their insistence on pushing through with Brexit. And much like Bernie, Corbyn is a socialist of the old mold, the kind that thinks socialism only works in isolation, that you can’t create a worker’s paradise if you can’t pick and choose the workers. So even if he took the lead, it would be to only pursue a softer Brexit that would be the same isolationism but still keep all the other benefits of being an EU member.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 5:55:37pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 5:58:48pm

The Eruv Controversies, Continued

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 6:00:18pm

re: #28 The Vicious Babushka

The Eruv Controversies, Continued

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Here is Wyatt Cenac explaining what an “Eruv” is
cc.com

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DangerMan  May 26, 2019 • 6:01:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 6:08:23pm

another version of You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive, this one by Patty Loveless with lots of photos from back in the day to illustrate to song.

Patty Loveless “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 6:10:04pm

re: #28 The Vicious Babushka

Some people have to look pretty hard to be offended by an eruv.

A Closer Look At Princeton’s “Eruv”
walkableprinceton.com

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 6:12:08pm

re: #28 The Vicious Babushka

The Eruv Controversies, Continued

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Interesting. Serious question: Are eruv’s a kind of way to cheat the system?

Edit: To add, I didn’t watch the video. I don’t watch too many, and would prefer a transcript. So if it says it in there, sorry.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 6:16:27pm

re: #33 Belafon

Interesting. Serious question: Are eruv’s a kind of way to cheat the system?

Edit: To add, I didn’t watch the video. I don’t watch too many, and would prefer a transcript. So if it says it in there, sorry.

No, it’s not a way to “cheat” the system, it’s a way to work within the system. Also, who is “harmed” by an eruv?

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 6:18:17pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 6:18:53pm

re: #34 The Vicious Babushka

Also, who is “harmed” by an eruv?

That would be my question. Overhead wires in the city aren’t exactly unusual.

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 6:19:46pm

re: #34 The Vicious Babushka

No, it’s not a way to “cheat” the system, it’s a way to work within the system. Also, who is “harmed” by an eruv?

Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply anything. I had never heard of them. Personally, I don’t see anyone harmed by it. I was just wondering. It sounds a bit like pushing the wall of a cubical into the walkway to claim a little more space.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2019 • 6:20:16pm

re: #4 The Vicious Babushka

It’s criminals all the way down.

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she keeps on digging:

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 6:27:55pm

OK, so I’m watching the video. “Eruv, from the Jewish word for loophole.”

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 6:28:47pm

re: #39 Belafon

Kind of like kneeling on a cushioned bench, instead of a stone floor.

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 6:29:36pm

re: #35 Belafon

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Like I noted downstairs, we’re not getting the sort of political coverage we’d expect from any past presidency, we’re getting a reality TV show produced by the major news agencies and starring people who have absolutely no business being in politics.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 6:30:59pm

re: #37 Belafon

Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply anything. I had never heard of them. Personally, I don’t see anyone harmed by it. I was just wondering. It sounds a bit like pushing the wall of a cubical into the walkway to claim a little more space.

Exactly, if the walls of the cubicle were stretched out into a single piano wire strung 20 feet in the air.

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 6:31:56pm

re: #40 jaunte

Kind of like kneeling on a cushioned bunch, instead of a stone floor.

I understand a bit better now after watching the video. And the older man, so oblivious to how hypocritical he is, reminded me of my mother at times.

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 6:36:05pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:39:10pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

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danarchy  May 26, 2019 • 6:39:52pm

re: #43 Belafon

I understand a bit better now after watching the video. And the older man, so oblivious to how hypocritical he is, reminded me of my mother at times.

I’d never even heard of an Eruv before, seems the FFRF has a bee in their bonnet over them.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2019 • 6:44:15pm

re: #46 danarchy

I’d never even heard of an Eruv before, seems the FFRF has a bee in their bonnet over them.

They were the first fundamentalist atheists I ever ran into while living in Madison. No better than the pulpit pimps.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 6:46:39pm

Just looked at the latest UK vote totals and seeing that the Tories melted down to fifth place behind the Greens. That’s their worst performance since…1832!

Labour ran third. That ought to trigger a move to bounce Corbyn out as well as May.

Based on this vote, looks like the UK is now on the path to a hard Brexit and will wind up with Scotland and Northern Ireland breaking away.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 6:48:41pm

My My My!

One of the new Brexit MEP’s lives in…FRANCE?????

Brexit party MEP from Scotland denies being a hypocrite for living in France

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:48:51pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:49:23pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 6:51:07pm

I am happy NYT is getting roasted over that tweet, but I’m calling it now: Hicks won’t show.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:51:11pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:52:12pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:52:38pm
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Targetpractice  May 26, 2019 • 6:52:40pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

I am happy NYT is getting roasted over that tweet, but I’m calling it now: Hicks won’t show.

Hicks won’t show, the Dem leadership will make noise about holding her in contempt, and then we’ll all move on.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 6:53:59pm
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retired cynic  May 26, 2019 • 6:55:52pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

I just read that blogpost; so good!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 7:02:13pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

I am happy NYT is getting roasted over that tweet, but I’m calling it now: Hicks won’t show.

Of course she won’t.

And you can also count on the SCREW YORK TIMES to take her side…The same SCREW YORK TIMES that wanted Huma Abadin grilled by Congress over her relationship with Hillary.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:04:02pm

I started reading Steve Gilliard a year or so before he died. he was one of the best political writers of the liberal blogosphere.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:05:00pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2019 • 7:05:13pm

re: #59 Joe Bacon 🌹

Of course she won’t.

And you can also count on the SCREW YORK TIMES to take her side…The same SCREW YORK TIMES that wanted Huma Abadin grilled by Congress over her relationship with Hillary.

HOPE HICKS DECIDES AGAINST APPEARING BEFORE HOUSE, SAYS WILL ONLY TESTIFY “ON MY OWN TERMS”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 7:09:29pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

I started reading Steve Gilliard a year or so before he died. he was one of the best political writers of the liberal blogosphere.

I remember his Beer Can Chicken recipe which made the best chicken I ever tasted!

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2019 • 7:10:56pm

re: #61 gocart mozart

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OTOH Calley got off with a smudge mark, thanks to a Dixiecrat Georgia judge (who later put an septuagenarian nun in prison for trespassing at the School of the Americas). That might have contributed to the command climate that turned the SO nutcase loose.

en.wikipedia.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 7:14:34pm

Had to go into my archives to find the recipe for Steve Gillard’s Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken

1 (4-pound) whole chicken
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons of your favorite dry spice rub
1 can beer

Remove neck and giblets from chicken and discard. Rinse chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub inside and out with salt, pepper and dry rub. Set aside.

Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps so that the can is half full). Place beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can. Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod.

Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat (i.e. no coals or burners on directly under the bird), with the grill cover on, for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh, or until the thigh juice runs clear when stabbed with a sharp knife. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2019 • 7:15:07pm
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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2019 • 7:26:21pm

I really want this guy to run for Gov. of Texas.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2019 • 7:27:26pm

re: #64 Decatur Deb

Edited to correct nun’s age. she was 74. A different Georgia judge sentenced the 88 year old, who refused a suspended sentence.

sfgate.com
jameslandrith.com

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:27:31pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:29:43pm
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 26, 2019 • 7:32:07pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:32:29pm
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Anymouse 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 7:33:56pm

My wife and I are back from the remembrance service at the Vietnam Veterans Plaza in Chicopee.

While several distant relatives of the eleven fallen were there, I was the only Gold Star Family member present. As such, I laid the memorial wreath with Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos.

Television crews were also at the event, so if they put that on television tonight or tomorrow there might be a bunch of “who’s that guy in the white trilby with the mayor?”

I will send copies of the program to my mother and sister.

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Belafon  May 26, 2019 • 7:34:42pm

re: #70 gocart mozart

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I think the quote from Brandi to Cody in the original tweet may be one of the best lines on the subject of racism.

Edited.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 26, 2019 • 7:37:52pm

Watch as POS45 lumbers in front of the Emperor, just like he lumbered in front of Queen Elizabeth last year.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 26, 2019 • 7:39:58pm

re: #75 The Vicious Babushka

Watch as POS45 lumbers in front of the Emperor, just like he lumbered in front of Queen Elizabeth last year.

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Can we trade trump for some day old sushi?

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jaunte  May 26, 2019 • 7:41:04pm

re: #76 I Would Prefer Not To

We wouldn’t want to cheat anyone.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:42:04pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2019 • 7:43:50pm

re: #10 jaunte

Absolutely agree. No more wars! Stop sending young people to die or be maimed for the benefit of those invested in the war industrial complex.

I don’t believe that Trump is going to get the support of most Americans when he starts his war on Iran. Not that it will matter.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 26, 2019 • 7:45:13pm

re: #79 Patricia Kayden

Absolutely agree. No more wars! Stop sending young people to die or be maimed for the benefit of those invested in the war industrial complex.

I don’t believe that Trump is going to get the support of most Americans when he starts his war on Iran. Not that it will matter.

He can pay for it out of his own money.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 7:47:42pm

re: #79 Patricia Kayden

Absolutely agree. No more wars! Stop sending young people to die or be maimed for the benefit of those invested in the war industrial complex.

I don’t believe that Trump is going to get the support of most Americans when he starts his war on Iran. Not that it will matter.

Tweetler will do whatever the Saudis command. He already made that clear when he let them get away with murder. And Bibi wants Trump to take out Iran as well.

This will not go well…

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2019 • 7:49:31pm

re: #81 Joe Bacon 🌹

Tweetler will do whatever the Saudis command. He already made that clear when he let them get away with murder. And Bibi wants Trump to take out Iran as well.

This will not go well…

So we got SA and Israel to agree on something!! Thanks, Kushner.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 7:53:21pm
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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2019 • 7:57:06pm

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unproven innocence  May 26, 2019 • 7:57:26pm

[edit] —OffByOne error
re: #79 Patricia Kayden

Absolutely agree. No more wars! Stop sending young people to die or be maimed for the benefit of those invested in the war industrial complex.

I don’t believe that Trump is going to get the support of most Americans when he starts his war on Iran. Not that it will matter.

A few days after the 9/11 attacks, thousands of Iranians demonstrated their sympathy for the victims in NYC, DC, and PA, in nightime candelight vigils in the streets of Tehran. I posted a picture or two here at the time. I imagine those pics are hard to find online now.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 7:59:02pm

I’m going to hit the rack. Tomorrow morning at 10AM is the Memorial Day Parade. I need my beauty rest.

Flash flood watch up at home, with severe thunderstorms on tap for tomorrow. According to the Weather Channel, there is a high probability of tornadoes in western Nebraska as well.

I hope I have a home to go back to; Massachusetts is too expensive for me to live here.

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teleskiguy  May 26, 2019 • 8:02:27pm

re: #85 unproven innocence

A few days after the 9/11 attacks, thousands of Iranians demonstrated their sympathy for the victims in NYC and DC, in nightime candelight vigils in the streets of Tehran. I posted a picture or two here at the time. I imagine those pics are hard to find online now.

Nope. Type “9/11 candlelight vigil Tehran” into a Google image search. Lots and lots of pictures.

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unproven innocence  May 26, 2019 • 8:04:44pm

re: #87 teleskiguy

Thanks.

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2019 • 8:13:09pm
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prairiefire  May 26, 2019 • 8:13:50pm

re: #84 Dave In Austin

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“I’m squishing your head!”

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2019 • 8:22:56pm

So Bart Starr died today??

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2019 • 8:29:28pm

re: #70 gocart mozart

Speaking of the “Rhodes” (ring name) family, I see that the two brothers went old-school last night and followed in their father’s footsteps:

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

These days that amount of blood is not allowed on WWE (unless it involves Brock Lesnar), apparently. This new company (AEW) doesn’t apparently have that much aversion.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2019 • 8:36:08pm

The Dead Mall/Bad Room guy recently posted the “season finale” of his latest dead room series:

Another Dirty Room S2E10 : SEASON FINALE / HORROR IN THE SUNSHINE : Tampa’s Budget Inn East

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Mattand  May 26, 2019 • 8:38:05pm

re: #47 William Lewis

In my experience, “fundamentalist atheist” usually translates into “religious people getting pissy after being told their belief system doesn’t apply to everyone.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 26, 2019 • 8:46:07pm

re: #53 gocart mozart

“By default, I was a Mets fan, because I knew being a Yankee fan was the wrong thing to do morally.” - John Oliver

Saw a similar tweet during the game today. First people responding were obviously triggered Trumpsters and Yankee fans.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 8:49:39pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 8:54:08pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 26, 2019 • 8:55:42pm

re: #48 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just looked at the latest UK vote totals and seeing that the Tories melted down to fifth place behind the Greens. That’s their worst performance since…1832!

Labour ran third. That ought to trigger a move to bounce Corbyn out as well as May.

Based on this vote, looks like the UK is now on the path to a hard Brexit and will wind up with Scotland and Northern Ireland breaking away.

I don’t know the rules governing British political parties but what does it take for an opposition party to replace a toxic leader with someone who represents the principles of the party? Or does the Labour Party no longer have anyone capable of leadership?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2019 • 8:56:14pm

re: #47 William Lewis

They were the first fundamentalist atheists I ever ran into while living in Madison. No better than the pulpit pimps.

The FFRF are very dedicated to publically and legally fighting religions in power so I can see how they can rub some people the wrong way.

They are one of the few US atheist organizations which expand the discussion beyond just Christian fundamentalism, and I notice that they recently are shining the light on Hindu nationalism:

FFRF Newsbite: Hindu Nationalism On The Rise In India

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 8:57:56pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 9:03:06pm

Let’s settle this issue once and for all!

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 9:12:45pm
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William Lewis  May 26, 2019 • 9:15:50pm

re: #91 Dave In Austin

So Bart Starr died today??

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Yep. The earliest memory I can place a date on is a pass from him to Max McGee in SBI for a touchdown on the little black and white TV in my grandma’s shack.

Even has an Obit on bbc.com.

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sagehen  May 26, 2019 • 9:17:32pm

re: #85 unproven innocence

[edit] —OffByOne error

A few days after the 9/11 attacks, thousands of Iranians demonstrated their sympathy for the victims in NYC, DC, and PA, in nightime candelight vigils in the streets of Tehran. I posted a picture or two here at the time. I imagine those pics are hard to find online now.

Iran was also super-helpful during our initial invasion of Afghanistan… they let us use their border crossings, provided the most up-to-date maps showing where’s the cave entrances and who controls which villages, their intel people gave our special forces personal introductions to Northern Alliance leaders and vouched for them. Etc.

It wasn’t out of warmth towards us, it was mostly because Iran has their own reasons for really hating Al Qaeda and the Taliban, but. It was a good opening to start a reconciliation process, if only the Bush admin had been clever enough to make use of the opportunity.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 9:22:30pm

Japanese twitter


If you twitter translate the tweet the gut complains that the score of their golf game is a state secret.
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2019 • 9:39:50pm

Seinfeld - John Voight’s Car

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ipsos  May 26, 2019 • 10:01:55pm

re: #106 gocart mozart

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I’m assuming that Dr. John Voight the periodontist has changed his name by now out of sheer embarrassment…

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goddamnedfrank  May 26, 2019 • 10:08:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 26, 2019 • 10:20:51pm

re: #108 goddamnedfrank

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As my brain dead Jesusbot relatives post…“We don’t need science. We have Jesus!”

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William Lewis  May 26, 2019 • 10:28:25pm

re: #109 Joe Bacon 🌹

As my brain dead Jesusbot relatives post…“We don’t need science. We have Jesus!”

Jesus Says: “Christ on a motherfucking crutch you stupid motherfuckers! Why do you think my dad gave you a fucking brain?????”

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Hecuba's daughter  May 26, 2019 • 10:35:31pm

re: #108 goddamnedfrank

If Chernobyl doesn’t trigger a panic attack about our current administration’s disregard for science and expertise and appetite for cover ups, you’re not getting the full experience.

It seems as though Chernobyl is a metaphor for the catastrophe in the White House.

The only reason the Chernobyl cover-up failed was that the radiation discharge was detected in the west and, through our satellites, the source was exposed. The Russians thought initially that that the accident could be concealed because they did not understand the level of destruction. This administration believes that they can lie their way out of any situation and silence any opposition — something the Russians also believed possible.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 26, 2019 • 10:38:01pm
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William Lewis  May 26, 2019 • 10:40:37pm

re: #111 Hecuba’s daughter

This administration believes that they can lie their way out of any situation and silence any opposition — something the Russians also believed possible.

This is exactly why we have to keep up the pressure, no matter what. Make them understand that, just like the nazi war criminals, someone will be hunting them for the rest of their miserable lives. That there is nothing they can do to completely escape.

Justice will be served.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2019 • 11:51:23pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 27, 2019 • 12:47:12am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 27, 2019 • 12:53:00am

Because orchids and sex always go together:

DISCOVER THE AMAZING COLOURS OF ORCHIDS

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Teukka  May 27, 2019 • 3:13:50am

So… MUST (the Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Service) has begun a campaign about increased security awareness…

Vem gillar det du delar?

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teleskiguy  May 27, 2019 • 3:18:58am

Repeat the lie over and over until it is true.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 27, 2019 • 3:43:34am

re: #118 teleskiguy

Lying is his thing. I do believe it is pathological, and everyone should know by now that Trump is a deeply disturbing person.

The Trumpers who refuse to acknowledge this are very much trying to game the rest of society, trying so hard to not look at the truth(s) of which they are quite fearful.

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Decatur Deb  May 27, 2019 • 3:45:28am

Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marleen

The song is the history of the XX Cent.

en.wikipedia.org

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Shropshire Slasher  May 27, 2019 • 3:51:16am
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reputed lover may have given birth to twin boys.
But like many things in Putin’s Moscow, the facts are shrouded in mystery.
Alina Kabaeva, an Olympic gold-medal-winning rhythmic gymnast, has long been rumored to be in a relationship with Putin. Russian media mostly shies away from the topic. Still, Moscow is buzzing with rumors that Kabaeva is the reason why a whole floor of the Kulakov Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology was shut down this month.
A Russian newspaper briefly ran a story about the birth, but it was eventually taken down, according to the Daily Mail. An investigative journalist whom the Daily Mail described as close to Russian intelligence also claimed Kabaeva gave birth to two boys.

nypost.com

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Barefoot Grin  May 27, 2019 • 4:16:12am

Kinoko Teikoku, a Japanese band I hadn’t heard of, announced that they are suspending activities as the bassist has decided to leave the band. So I looked them up. Pretty, chiming distorted melodies. I like:

Kinoko Teikoku - Long Goodbye [2013.12.04] (Full Album)

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mmmirele  May 27, 2019 • 4:18:08am

re: #36 jaunte

That would be my question. Overhead wires in the city aren’t exactly unusual.

These people would go crazy in Japan. Overhead wires are EVERYWHERE. Apparently they’re easier to fix after an earthquake (who knew?). There are a couple of historical towns where one of the selling points is that the wires in the town have been buried so it looks like it would have in 1603. This as compared to wires seen everywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka…(can’t say about Tokyo as I haven’t been there). I’d note that there seems to be order among the chaos, however. People aren’t just hooking up every which way.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2019 • 4:24:04am

re: #123 mmmirele

These people would go crazy in Japan. Overhead wires are EVERYWHERE. Apparently they’re easier to fix after an earthquake (who knew?). There are a couple of historical towns where one of the selling points is that the wires in the town have been buried so it looks like it would have in 1603. This as compared to wires seen everywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka…(can’t say about Tokyo as I haven’t been there). I’d note that there seems to be order among the chaos, however. People aren’t just hooking up every which way.

Heh…..go to Ho Chi Minh City where there’s not only overhead wires everywhere, it’s all jerry-rigged like some kind of demented Christmas tree.

I’m surprised the whole city hasn’t gone up in a massive electrical explosion.

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mmmirele  May 27, 2019 • 4:30:35am

re: #47 William Lewis

They were the first fundamentalist atheists I ever ran into while living in Madison. No better than the pulpit pimps.

I’m going to disagree on this. FFRF will go after elementary and secondary schools which try to impose a single religion on students. This is extremely important in places where there’s a religious monoculture, you know, like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. (Compare to Utah, where there’s a strong state ACLU which is willing to take on local school districts when *their* religious monoculture acts up.) They’re also going after the sham that is the clergy housing tax break, which was brought to them by a guy who is a member of one of the conservative churches of Christ (also someone I know).

Yeah, the FFRF can be fanatical in its own way, but I think they do all of us a favor by keeping the religious playing field level. If you’ve never lived in a place where 90 percent of the legislators were members of a single church*, it’s hard to understand the weirdness that arises from a religious monoculture. But I disagree with them on eruvs.

* This kind of has parallels to our current issue with the electoral college not being representative of America as a whole. Utah’s legislature is 90 percent Mormon, but the state itself is at or just below 50 percent Mormon.

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Teukka  May 27, 2019 • 4:31:44am

re: #123 mmmirele

These people would go crazy in Japan. Overhead wires are EVERYWHERE. Apparently they’re easier to fix after an earthquake (who knew?). There are a couple of historical towns where one of the selling points is that the wires in the town have been buried so it looks like it would have in 1603. This as compared to wires seen everywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka…(can’t say about Tokyo as I haven’t been there). I’d note that there seems to be order among the chaos, however. People aren’t just hooking up every which way.

Well, direct-burial underground cables are a PitA in earthquake territory, so I can understand that they go with overheads.
It takes utilidors/utility ducts to do underground cable proper, because then the cables have room to move in case the earth does. And those cost, especially in seismically active areas.
Then there’s this issue with underground cables being an inherently reactive load, but that will just make your eyes glaze over…

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

Heh…..go to Ho Chi Minh City where there’s not only overhead wires everywhere, it’s all jerry-rigged like some kind of demented Christmas tree.

I’m surprised the whole city hasn’t gone up in a massive electrical explosion.

That’s one of my dislikes with overhead wiring for anything but really high voltage or temporary solutions, it don’t take much of a natural disaster to make an already good mess epical…

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Scout  May 27, 2019 • 5:07:06am

Right now, as I type this, that orange piece of human garbage is not a half-kilometer from where I’m sitting.

I keep flashing my middle finger in that direction.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 27, 2019 • 5:20:02am

re: #123 mmmirele

These people would go crazy in Japan. Overhead wires are EVERYWHERE. … People aren’t just hooking up every which way.

I found that the electrification in Japan to be rather busy but as you note they are quite organized. As you note, people are not allowed to wire willy nilly, unlike some parts of the world.

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Teukka  May 27, 2019 • 5:22:51am
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Teukka  May 27, 2019 • 5:39:57am
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Barefoot Grin  May 27, 2019 • 6:05:57am

LOL, I’m a bit better now, but there were times when I could have cashed in for the full 150K pounds.

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Barefoot Grin  May 27, 2019 • 6:15:50am

Maybe already posted, but so good (thread):

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DangerMan  May 27, 2019 • 6:31:04am

I’d rather be a “low IQ individual” than “Individual-1”

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jeffreyw  May 27, 2019 • 6:33:47am

Good morning!

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 27, 2019 • 6:36:42am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

Heh…..go to Ho Chi Minh City where there’s not only overhead wires everywhere, it’s all jerry-rigged like some kind of demented Christmas tree.

I’m surprised the whole city hasn’t gone up in a massive electrical explosion.

I expect the world’s largest motor scooter pile-up will eventually happen there.

The advice we got there for crossing streets was to just do it… but don’t change speed, or direction suddenly. The scooters otherwise will avoid you.

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Patricia Kayden  May 27, 2019 • 6:52:35am

re: #129 Teukka

Wow. So flat earthers have links to White Supremacists. Wasn’t quite expecting that.

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Decatur Deb  May 27, 2019 • 6:56:11am

re: #136 Patricia Kayden

Wow. So flat earthers have links to White Supremacists. Wasn’t quite expecting that.

GMTA.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2019 • 6:57:15am

Via NPR - Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned his party of straying too far to the left as it selects a nominee to face President Trump in next year’s election.

Hickenlooper, one of the 23 candidates running for the Democratic Party’s nomination, told NPR why he doesn’t believe in some of the party’s major policy proposals, such as the Green New Deal and “Medicare for All.”

“If we don’t stand up and say Democrats don’t stand for socialism, we’re going to end up reelecting the worst president this country’s ever had,” Hickenlooper said.

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Eventual Carrion  May 27, 2019 • 6:58:50am

re: #136 Patricia Kayden

Wow. So flat earthers have links to White Supremacists. Wasn’t quite expecting that.

When facts don’t matter you can end up almost anywhere mentally.

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Belafon  May 27, 2019 • 7:01:12am

re: #138 Eclectic Cyborg

Via NPR - Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned his party of straying too far to the left as it selects a nominee to face President Trump in next year’s election.

Hickenlooper, one of the 23 candidates running for the Democratic Party’s nomination, told NPR why he doesn’t believe in some of the party’s major policy proposals, such as the Green New Deal and “Medicare for All.”

“If we don’t stand up and say Democrats don’t stand for socialism, we’re going to end up reelecting the worst president this country’s ever had,” Hickenlooper said.

“Let’s not try to solve the problems we have right now because people may not like it.”

I understand his concern, but an awful lot of the problem is that Democrats have flinched when certain words have been said rather than going after the people saying them. It’s time Democrats went on the offensive.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:03:32am
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Belafon  May 27, 2019 • 7:16:00am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:20:16am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 27, 2019 • 7:23:01am

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Patricia Kayden  May 27, 2019 • 7:27:36am

re: #132 Barefoot Grin

That only works if you’re White. The rest of us have to obey or risk death by cops. Seriously.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:28:04am

*THUD*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:29:30am

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

That only works if you’re White. The rest of us have to obey or risk death by cops. Seriously.

kind of the point…the thread is a series of satiric responses to the NYT article about Hope Hicks

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:34:44am
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DangerMan  May 27, 2019 • 7:36:11am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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i got a “C” in physics last semester

think what the kids with B’s and A’s could do

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:37:41am

how the moron-in-chief marks Memorial Day:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:38:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:41:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:44:39am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 27, 2019 • 7:44:58am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

And Le Pen won in France. We’re all fucked aren’t we?

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Mattand  May 27, 2019 • 7:48:29am

re: #125 mmmirele

I’m going to disagree on this. FFRF will go after elementary and secondary schools which try to impose a single religion on students. This is extremely important in places where there’s a religious monoculture, you know, like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. (Compare to Utah, where there’s a strong state ACLU which is willing to take on local school districts when *their* religious monoculture acts up.) They’re also going after the sham that is the clergy housing tax break, which was brought to them by a guy who is a member of one of the conservative churches of Christ (also someone I know).

Yeah, the FFRF can be fanatical in its own way, but I think they do all of us a favor by keeping the religious playing field level. If you’ve never lived in a place where 90 percent of the legislators were members of a single church*, it’s hard to understand the weirdness that arises from a religious monoculture. But I disagree with them on eruvs.

* This kind of has parallels to our current issue with the electoral college not being representative of America as a whole. Utah’s legislature is 90 percent Mormon, but the state itself is at or just below 50 percent Mormon.

Not that you’re doing this, but this is what pissed me off last night: FFRF gets called “fanatical” in the same way the ACLU gets called “fanatical”: they jump in and go, “Sorry, but your religion doesn’t give you a free pass to do whatever you want.”

While I haven’t looked up their position of eruvs yet, I’m not finding it surprising that they’re being labeled “fundamentalists” because they’re not cool with someone saying “We need government property to help us practice our religion.”

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DangerMan  May 27, 2019 • 7:48:55am

Chris Wallace Owns Lindsey Graham With Clip Of Him Lashing Clinton On Ignored Subpoenas

Wallace piped up: “Question: Why is it an impeachable offense for Clinton or Nixon back then to ignore congressional subpoenas, but it’s OK for President Trump to do now?”

Graham said the difference between the cases is that the investigative report by special counsel Robert Mueller is the “final word on this for me.”

the bold part here is the problem:
they are trying to spin this as the Mueller report covered absolutely everything and closes the door on the president possibly be investigated for anything else

- the scope of the special counsel order was limited (it did not directly include things like bank fraud, money laundering, emoluments, Hatch act, other constitutional abuses, etc.)
- mueller prosecuted and referred what he found. doesnt mean there was nothing else
- the investigation was also apparently limited as to time - more time who knows what more could have been uncovered
- and we all know the summarized ‘barr conclusion’ they’re all resting on is a bunch of bilge anyway

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DangerMan  May 27, 2019 • 7:57:21am

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

how the moron-in-chief marks Memorial Day:

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Dangerman:. Trump’s an idiot

See anyone can do it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 7:58:37am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2019 • 8:22:31am

re: #145 Eric The Fruit Bat

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retired cynic  May 27, 2019 • 8:24:01am

furry furry night

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retired cynic  May 27, 2019 • 8:29:44am

The Rude Pundit: A Poem for Memorial Day

Six Marines in the Picture by Cloy Richards

tears for Memorial Day

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 8:31:48am

moron

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 27, 2019 • 8:32:40am

Operation Rheinübung - First and Last Voyage of the Bismarck

Nice video on Operation Rheinübung (first and last voyage of the Bismarck). She was sunk 78 years ago today.

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Belafon  May 27, 2019 • 8:35:56am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  May 27, 2019 • 8:37:25am

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

how the moron-in-chief marks Memorial Day:

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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2019 • 8:40:05am

re: #48 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just looked at the latest UK vote totals and seeing that the Tories melted down to fifth place behind the Greens. That’s their worst performance since…1832!

Labour ran third. That ought to trigger a move to bounce Corbyn out as well as May.

Based on this vote, looks like the UK is now on the path to a hard Brexit and will wind up with Scotland and Northern Ireland breaking away.

But what does this vote mean in terms of the UK representation in the EU Parliament? The Brexit Party received 31% of the vote; does that mean they have 31% of the UK representatives?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2019 • 8:42:05am

The notion of any nationalist separatist party participating in an EU-wide election is a contradiction in terms and can be seen as nothing other than a protest vote to send people to obstruct and meddle.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 27, 2019 • 8:44:01am

re: #160 Hecuba’s daughter

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John Hughes  May 27, 2019 • 9:12:01am

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

My My My!

One of the new Brexit MEP’s lives in…FRANCE?????

So he’s not completely dumb, eh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 9:15:29am

good grief…talk about empty promises

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2019 • 9:21:36am

re: #169 I Would Prefer Not To

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Teukka  May 27, 2019 • 9:24:37am
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makeitstop  May 27, 2019 • 9:28:09am

So, yesterday I mentioned that I was heading to a BBQ at my BiL’s house, with a gig out by the water in between. Didn’t go exactly as expected. Here’s a rough tick-tock…

2:00 - Load Scout into the truck, along with two guitars, amp, stands, etc. Sunny and gorgeous.

Drive to BiL’s on the Southern Parkway. Traffic was actually bearable, beautiful day. Thermometer in truck registers temps up to 92 degrees, low humidity.

2:45 - Arrive at BiL’s. Have a Long Trail, eat some apps, kill time until heading out to gig. Sunny, warm, gentle breeze, no clouds. Practically perfect.

4:30 - Leave BiL’s to arrive at venue by 5:00. Light traffic, arrive 10 minutes early. Packed house in the (outdoor) beer garden, sun shining brightly. Load in and set up. Gathering clouds.

5:45 - Begin first set. Heavy clouds. Two songs in, starts raining. We announce that we were going into rain delay and would be back after the rain stopped.

6:15 - Rain doesn’t stop. Starts coming down heavier with high winds, some stage gear gets absolutely soaked, packed house in beer garden leaves.

6:20 - Management informs us that they’re calling the show, offers 50% pay. Still raining pretty hard, so we say okay. Pack equipment in heavy rain and wind.

6:35 - All gear back in vehicles and trailer. Stops raining. Say my bye-byes to the other band members and thank club management, hop in truck and drive back to BiL’s.

6:50 - Arrive back at BiL’s. Rain completely stopped, sun returns. Crack a Long Trail and eat grilled chicken and smoked venison meatballs. Hang until about 10:30, pack Scout back into truck and head home.

That’s show biz.

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John Hughes  May 27, 2019 • 9:34:27am

re: #123 mmmirele

These people would go crazy in Japan. Overhead wires are EVERYWHERE. Apparently they’re easier to fix after an earthquake (who knew?).

They’re making a massive effort in my street (Paris suburbs, not Japan) to bury the overhead electrical wires. That just leaves the telephone and cable TV…

… the minor problem being that we’ve just had fibre installed, yes, you guessed it, as overhead wires. One step forwards, one step back.

Absolutely no relevance to Japan or eruvs. My neighbours are Orthodox, but Christian (Serb), not Jewish.

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wrenchwench  May 27, 2019 • 9:44:45am

re: #174 makeitstop

There was a free outdoor annual music event in town yesterday. I hated to miss it, but 50 mph winds kept me home. I hate wind.

Sounds like you had a pretty OK day, with a packing-unpacking interruption.

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ckkatz  May 27, 2019 • 9:45:06am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

And in English -

Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marlene - English Version “Lili Marleen”

Original German lyrics based upon a 1915 love poem.

And this song using the tune -

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem “D-Day Dodgers”

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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2019 • 9:47:42am

re: #173 Teukka

Anyone seen the T6 trailer?

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Yes — I’ve seen it. Maybe posted here? Looks good. Is the Arnold good guy terminator supposed to be aging so that he blends in with the community?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 9:56:12am
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makeitstop  May 27, 2019 • 9:57:15am

re: #176 wrenchwench

There was a free outdoor annual music event in town yesterday. I hated to miss it, but 50 mph winds kept me home. I hate wind.

Sounds like you had a pretty OK day, with a packing-unpacking interruption.

It’s both a blessing and a curse that most of the shows I’ve got booked this summer are at outdoor or beach venues - if the weather’s nice it’s awesome, but if the weather goes sideways (like yesterday) it can get miserable pretty quick.

I really would have enjoyed playing yesterday, but I can’t complain. Got half pay for playing two songs, my gear was thankfully spared the bulk of the wetness. And back at BiL’s the food was good and the beer was cold, and I saw some friends I hadn’t seen for a while. I’ll call it a wash (pun intended.). :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2019 • 9:58:56am

re: #180 makeitstop

It’s both a blessing and a curse that most of the shows I’ve got booked this summer are at outdoor or beach venues - if the weather’s nice it’s awesome, but if the weather goes sideways (like yesterday) it can get miserable pretty quick.

I really would have enjoyed playing yesterday, but I can’t complain. Got half pay for playing two songs, my gear was thankfully spared the bulk of the wetness. And back at BiL’s the food was good and the beer was cold, and I saw some friends I hadn’t seen for a while. I’ll call it a wash (pun intended.). :)

I recall playing an outdoor gig in wind a fog in Germany where I was getting feedback from the wind whistling through the holes in my banjo and condensation was building up on the pegboard and dripping…

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makeitstop  May 27, 2019 • 10:02:24am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall playing an outdoor gig in wind a fog in Germany where I was getting feedback from the wind whistling through the holes in my banjo and condensation was building up on the pegboard and dripping…

Heavy humidity is definitely worse that straight rain, IMO. Because while there’s no real reason to put the instrument back into the case, everything gets so sticky that it becomes extremely difficult to move around on a sticky fretboard.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2019 • 10:04:24am

re: #167 Hecuba’s daughter

But what does this vote mean in terms of the UK representation in the EU Parliament? The Brexit Party received 31% of the vote; does that mean they have 31% of the UK representatives?

Here’s the final UK result:

theguardian.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 27, 2019 • 10:05:40am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…talk about empty promises

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My reply to Pence:

Just shut the fuck up.

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Citizen K  May 27, 2019 • 10:05:43am

The story of the MEP elections seem to be the same across the board: A total, inexorable and unarrestable right-wing swing.

There really doesn’t seem to be any hope.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 27, 2019 • 10:05:55am

re: #156 Mattand

Not that you’re doing this, but this is what pissed me off last night: FFRF gets called “fanatical” in the same way the ACLU gets called “fanatical”: they jump in and go, “Sorry, but your religion doesn’t give you a free pass to do whatever you want.”

While I haven’t looked up their position of eruvs yet, I’m not finding it surprising that they’re being labeled “fundamentalists” because they’re not cool with someone saying “We need government property to help us practice our religion.”

I’m a very strong separation of church and state person, but the “use of government property to practice our religion” in an eruv usually amounts to tying a string to a utility pole — in one case, they attached pvc pipes to utility poles. I’m not that much of a fanatic, and anyway in my younger, or sniping days, I’ve been known to attach partisan political material to those very poles. If string attachment (or attaching pvc pipe) is a violation, then stapling handbills is too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 10:10:23am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2019 • 10:13:55am

re: #183 Joe Bacon 🌹

Here’s the final UK result:

theguardian.com

Thank you.

Shows you the effect of a bad leader — and I’m talking about Corbyn. There is no doubt in my mind that after the Brexit fiasco, a decent Labour leader would be running everything now in Great Britain. Instead, Britain is imploding.

Yes, Theresa is bad. But she was leading a “Leave Party” and there was no way to handle that successfully; Cameron resigned because he recognized the mess he foisted on his nation and knew that it was an impossible situation that he dumped on his successor.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  May 27, 2019 • 10:16:41am

re: #185 Citizen K

The story of the MEP elections seem to be the same across the board: A total, inexorable and unarrestable right-wing swing.

There really doesn’t seem to be any hope.

Because the far right won 114 -174 seats (there’s one group that is BOTH green and “nationalist” and I’m not sure where they fit) in a 758-seat parliament?

Yes, we’re all doomed. Doomed, I say!

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Hecuba's daughter  May 27, 2019 • 10:22:17am

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

Adam Savage

@donttrythis
Can we all collectively agree to stop calling him Doctor?

Strikes me that he is like Ben Carson (except far more eloquent) and should stick to what he actually knows: cardiothoracic surgery.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2019 • 10:23:32am

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

Drop 16 pounds in three days? WTF is it, Ex-Lax or something? Industrial-strength laxatives…..you know, the sort of thing you’d give Godzilla when the Big G is constipated?

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makeitstop  May 27, 2019 • 10:25:14am

re: #191 Dr Lizardo

Drop 16 pounds in three days? WTF is it, Ex-Lax or something? Industrial-strength laxatives…..you know, the sort of thing you’d give Godzilla when the Big G is constipated?

My first thought was that bleach solution that’s been making news around here for a few weeks.

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Dr Lizardo  May 27, 2019 • 10:25:51am

re: #192 makeitstop

My first thought was that bleach solution that’s been making news around here for a few weeks.

LOL, yeah that thought crossed my mind for a second too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 10:28:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 27, 2019 • 10:31:02am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 27, 2019 • 10:32:09am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks to the SF chronicle we can stop blaming avocado toast on millennials and start blaming their great-great-grandparents: Avocado toast, 1927.

Now we know the true cause for the Great Depression!

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gocart mozart  May 27, 2019 • 10:34:03am
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Patricia Kayden  May 27, 2019 • 10:49:16am

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

Here is Wyatt Cenac explaining what an “Eruv” is
cc.com

The line is practically invisible and yet a source of controversy. Go figure.

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Decatur Deb  May 27, 2019 • 11:09:17am

re: #177 ckkatz

Heh. I was saving “D-Day Dodgers” until 6 JUN. There’s a very clear version by the Ian Campbell folk group.

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CleverToad  May 27, 2019 • 11:29:04am

re: #145 Eric The Fruit Bat

When Mom was in the hospital last month, they kept testing cognition by asking things like “Do you know where you are?” and “What year is it?” Also “Who’s the President?”
One of the times, she answered, “I thought we got rid of him!”
We told her, “We’re trying, Mom, we’re trying!”

Nurse said the answers they were getting to that particular question said a lot, these days.

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Old Liberal  May 27, 2019 • 3:45:41pm

re: #185 Citizen K

The story of the MEP elections seem to be the same across the board: A total, inexorable and unarrestable right-wing swing.

There really doesn’t seem to be any hope.

Then act accordingly.

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John Hughes  May 28, 2019 • 3:21:41am

re: #185 Citizen K

The story of the MEP elections seem to be the same across the board: A total, inexorable and unarrestable right-wing swing.

Actually, no. A minor swing to the extreme right, a swing away from the moderate left (S&D) and right (EPP) a swing to the Greens and the liberal ALDE (centrists).

In the UK the extreme right (UKIP) were already the largest party, the new Brexit party did a bit better (27% -> 31%). In France the extreme right (FN) were already the largest party, their share of the vote actually fell a bit (although the total vote went up a bit as turnout was better).


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