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1
I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:08:25pm

could be true

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:11:41pm

There are no words…

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:12:42pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

March of the Grifters.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:13:22pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are no words…

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Is there a better pick in the universe? Hate makes strange bedfellows.

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Chrysicat  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:15:17pm

CL’d when I didn’t even realise there would be another thread tonight:

re: #147 jaunte

I can’t name a Garth Brooks song without Googling.

No Fences.

Ropin’ the Wind.

Friends in Low Places.

And I can remember that “Chris Gaines” rock song but not for the life of me place its name.

Also, this is every bit like U2 setting the record in 2011, because they’re each about as far from their heyday. Though Garth also increased the demand by being out of the game for a decade-plus.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:16:59pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are no words…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:19:11pm

re: #3 jaunte

March of the Grifters.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Milo used this to launch a ministry saying he was “born again”…

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Chrysicat  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:19:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:22:15pm

re: #4 I Would Prefer Not To

Is there a better pick in the universe? Hate makes strange bedfellows.

Isn’t that the parade being promoted by white supremacists?

And why is Milo still here? His O visa was bull when he got it. What is he contributing to arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics?

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:28:36pm

what would the drama of the great united states of america be
that redeemed itself from the original sin of vile racist chattel slavery
without recovery from
an ignorant racist bastard vulgar fascist
of a president?

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teleskiguy  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:31:56pm

re: #10 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Do you mind if I share this on Twitter? I’ll credit you and everything.

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Chrysicat  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:37:10pm

re: #5 Chrysicat

CL’d when I didn’t even realise there would be another thread tonight:

No Fences.

Ropin’ the Wind.

Friends in Low Places.

And I can remember that “Chris Gaines” rock song but not for the life of me place its name.

Also, this is every bit like U2 setting the record in 2011, because they’re each about as far from their heyday. Though Garth also increased the demand by being out of the game for a decade-plus.

And I stand corrected; the first two are album titles only, because he had a weird habit of naming his albums things that no song was titled. But “The Thunder Rolls” was on the first, and “The River” was on the second (that, BTW, was eventually the title of another album that I think didn’t have the song on it; 90s country was a weird thing).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:37:45pm

I am using Safari on iOS 12 and for some reason it is currently tagging LGF as an insecure site.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:39:50pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

I am using Safari on iOS 12 and for some reason it is currently tagging LGF as an insecure site.

I’m on OS Mojave 10.14.5 and I’m just noticing that in the web address bar, LGF is showing as “Not Secure”…

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 7, 2019 • 9:56:34pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

I am using Safari on iOS 12 and for some reason it is currently tagging LGF as an insecure site.

Basically, that means the url begins with http, not https.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 10:31:03pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

I am using Safari on iOS 12 and for some reason it is currently tagging LGF as an insecure site.

Interestingly, I am using Firefox on Windows 10 and it is not tagged as insecure.

Maybe Apple doesn’t like our esteemed host?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jun 7, 2019 • 10:51:10pm

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹

Interestingly, I am using Firefox on Windows 10 and it is not tagged as insecure.

Maybe Apple doesn’t like our esteemed host?

It’s a browser-specific practice. Chrome was the first to start calling all HTTP sessions “Not secure” and not all have followed suit yet.

You’ll notice the LGF login page is secure. I’m not going to try to second-guess why our host hasn’t switched the entire site to HTTPS; a few possibilities come to mind.

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Chrysicat  Jun 7, 2019 • 11:12:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 11:23:03pm

re: #17 Grunthos the Flatulent

It’s a browser-specific practice. Chrome was the first to start calling all HTTP sessions “Not secure” and not all have followed suit yet.

You’ll notice the LGF login page is secure. I’m not going to try to second-guess why our host hasn’t switched the entire site to HTTPS; a few possibilities come to mind.

OK got it.

The heavy weather has moved off to the county to my east. The rest of the night should be quiet and cool.

I’m going to hang it up and go to bed. Catch y’all later.

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Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2019 • 11:32:52pm

I honestly didn’t think I could get more of a laugh from reading the “agreement” that allowed Donny to blink and avoid politically disastrous tariffs to be enacted. Then I went over to FR and saw the Freepers not only celebrating this “win,” but ripping into any Republican who said it was ludicrous to slap tariffs on Mexico. This nitwit has not only hurt his own bargaining position (Xi, are you listening?), but he’s also further destabilized his own party at a time when they need to be unifying to avoid fratricidal blood-letting come primary season.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2019 • 11:41:24pm

One more thing.

Utah Outcasts snarks on a report from the BBC stating the Energy Department rebranding gas exports as “molecules of freedom.”

US energy department rebrands gas exports ‘molecules of freedom’

(Caution for coarse language, video, 6:44)

It’s “Freedom Gas” You Commie Pinkos!!!

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 7, 2019 • 11:46:57pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

Remember when Milo started a scholarship fund for “white males”, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and then it all mysteriously disappeared and nobody ever got a scholarship?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2019 • 11:55:24pm

Some good news of note from my neck of the woods:

EuroHPC has selected 8 sites for supercomputing centres located in 8 different Member States to host the new high-performance computing machines. The hosting sites will be located in Sofia (Bulgaria), Ostrava (Czechia), Kajaani (Finland), Bologna (Italy), Bissen (Luxembourg), Minho (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), and Barcelona (Spain). They will support the development of major applications in domains such as personalised medicine, drug and material design, bio-engineering, weather forecasting, and climate change. In total, 19 of the 28 countries participating in the Joint Undertaking will be part of the consortia operating the centres. Together with EU funds, it represents a total budget of € 840 million. The exact funding arrangements for the new supercomputers will be reflected in hosting agreements that will be signed soon.

europa.eu

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Dread Pirate  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:24:02am

Gun-free zone, obviously!

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:28:13am

re: #24 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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Gun-free zone, obviously!

On a far more serious note, as the climate crisis worsens, situations like these are likely to become a much more common occurence. Not only human beings will be climate refugees.

Dear Cod, I wish I was ///

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:02:17am

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

Milo Yiannopoulos named grand marshal for “Straight Pride” parade

He needs the gig.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:05:00am

re: #10 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

what would the drama of the great united states of america be
that redeemed itself from the original sin of vile racist chattel slavery
without recovery from
an ignorant racist bastard vulgar fascist
of a president?

Because we never recovered from that sin, we just hid it in the woodshed.

Sort of like those Mormon Old Believer polygamists who now live in “extended families” with their “adopted nieces”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:24:55am

First we sank the Kursk, but now the Truth Can be Told:

Russia to make its own show about Chernobyl that implicates the US

Russian state TV is working on its own version of Chernobyl, a series based on the worst nuclear accident in history.

The NTV drama will deviate from the acclaimed HBO series - and from historical reality - by claiming that the CIA was involved in the disaster.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:29:47am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

First we sank the Kursk, but now the Truth Can be Told:

Russia to make its own show about Chernobyl that implicates the US

Russian state TV is working on its own version of Chernobyl, a series based on the worst nuclear accident in history.

The NTV drama will deviate from the acclaimed HBO series - and from historical reality - by claiming that the CIA was involved in the disaster.

DAFUQ?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:34:59am

re: #29 Teukka

DAFUQ?

Director Aleksey Muradov claims it will show “what really happened back then…Many historians do not rule out the possibility that on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was working at the station.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:36:21am
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Chrysicat  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:41:20am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:51:00am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #29 Teukka

They’re just falling into that old habit - ironically enough, noted quite eloquently in the HBO Chernobyl miniseries.

When the truth offends, we lie and lie until we can no longer remember it is even there. But it is still there.

Also sort of touches on the notion of hypernormalization - everyone knew deep down that everything was shit, but because the Soviet system precluded any alternatives to the status quo, everyone pretended that “everything is awesome” and after awhile, that pretending became a pseudo-reality in and of itself.

Indeed, everything is awesome! Well, provided you simply refuse to believe what you can see with your own eyes.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:52:56am

BBL.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:01:17am

We visited Poland in 2016 and Polish TV was full of revisionist historical dramas and documentaries about their history, especially the conflicts with the USSR in the 1920’s and continuing up to the very present…

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:26:16am

re: #33 Dr Lizardo

They’re just falling into that old habit - ironically enough, noted quite eloquently in the HBO Chernobyl miniseries.

Also sort of touches on the notion of hypernormalization - everyone knew deep down that everything was shit, but because the Soviet system precluded any alternatives to the status quo, everyone pretended that “everything is awesome” and after awhile, that pretending became a pseudo-reality in and of itself.

Indeed, everything is awesome! Well, provided you simply refuse to believe what you can see with your own eyes.

The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
— George Orwell, “1984”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:45:34am

re: #36 Teukka

The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
— George Orwell, “1984”

“We shouldn’t rule out the possibility of…”

Remember when they “couldn’t rule out the possibility” that the Kursk was sunk by a collision with a foreign spy submarine?

A bit later the TV tower in Moscow caught fire and of course, there was speculation that it was caused by a collision with a foreign spy TV tower.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:06:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:19:38am

moron seems upset this morning and, as usual, completely clueless

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:40:34am

re: #3 jaunte

Troll Nation

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:02:33am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:09:59am

re: #24 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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Gun-free zone, obviously!

Revenge of the Pork fried rice!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:32:44am

So I assume that Trump is claiming great victory for his tough stance against Mexican immigration. What is behind it? Are they really sending troops to the Honduran border, or did Senate Republicans just refuse to back this threatened tariffs?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:33:40am

re: #42 Feline Fearless Leader

Revenge of the Pork fried rice!

It is the Year of the Boar, you know…

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DangerMan  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:07:42am

stuart stevens
@stuartpstevens
Trump Trade War In Four Acts:

—Act One: Threaten to burn down your own house.

-Act Two: Your family tells you it’s a really bad idea to burn down the house.

-Act Three: Agree Not to burn house down

-Act Four: Put out press release demanding praise from family for saving home

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:16:48am

re: #43 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Mexican government probably told Trump they were going to do something. Which was probably encouraged by Yertle and Co to prevent them from having to find a spine to stand up to block the tariffs.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:23:45am
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Jay C  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:25:38am

re: #43 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I assume that Trump is claiming great victory for his tough stance against Mexican immigration. What is behind it? Are they really sending troops to the Honduran border, or did Senate Republicans just refuse to back this threatened tariffs?

Well, since we know our Moron-in-Chief is never going to acknowledge any sort of “loss” of any kind whatsoever (except if he thinks he can neatly shift the blame for it onto Somebody Else), it’s no surprise he’d ignore the boring tariff stuff and focus on the “tough stance with Mexico” part. Mainly, IMO, because “tough” “policy” beating back the “hordes of illegals” is the main thing the Admin imagines its base cares about. And they’re probably right.

Also, too: what said in # 46

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:26:19am
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sagehen  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:27:38am

re: #47 Belafon

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“More importantly, are Americans ready to withstand another four years of male presidency? It is unpleasant to traffic in stereotypes, and many men are in no way like this, but recent experience teaches that for usually 31 days a month (sometimes 30, occasionally 28), a male president will fall victim to irritability and irrationality that causes him to embarrass the nation abroad and make emotional decisions not based on math or information. It is good he thinks he is capable, and dreaming big is, of course, to be encouraged for all children! But we must not avert our gaze from the results.”

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:28:36am

re: #49 Belafon

Hmm. The moon is now thought to be from Mars. Carl Sagan must be crying and laughing at the same time. DT is such an idiot.

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:29:33am

re: #51 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. The moon is now thought to be from Mars. Carl Sagan must be crying and laughing at the same time. DT is such an idiot.

And if trump says so, his moronic followers are all in.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:30:44am

re: #52 MsJ

Of course. If DT says it is so then it is. / …

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:33:59am

Good morning!

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:42:34am

re: #54 jeffreyw

Pretty calico cat.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:43:53am

This happened on Bill Maher (dailykos.com):

Tonight, Rep. Katie Porter was on and she “killed” every time she spoke, making her points with clarity and humor. When they got to a discussion of Biden’s flip flop on the Hyde Amendment. Maher said he’s pro-choice, but has mixed feelings because his mother was advised, after a difficult first birth, not to have another child. She did anyway, and it was little Bill. So Maher made the faux-existential argument: What if she’d chosen not to have him and he was never here? This argument always intrigues me — if that happened, how would you know you were never here? Could you miss yourself? Would others miss you? If your non-existent self fell in a forest, would it really have happened?

Skipping these questions, Porter said, “Well, Bill, your mother made a choice, and we all are living with the consequences of it.”

The crowd went nuts. Maher was speechless. Charles Blow put his head on his desk in an attempt quell uncontrollable laughter.

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:44:57am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:53:10am

Why would Mexico need to send 6000 troops to the border with Guatemala?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:54:38am

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

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Why would Mexico need to send 6000 troops to the border with Guatemala?

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shhh…not like Trump is going to go down there and count !

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:58:50am

re: #55 PhillyPretzel

Pretty calico cat.

That’s Bitsy, the only cat of six that will sit on my lap.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:58:59am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

shhh…not like Trump is going to go down there and count !

So we never needed walls, Mexico just needed turnstiles?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:59:41am

re: #60 jeffreyw

Just adores you.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:02:00am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

shhh…not like Trump is going to go down there and count !

“Sir, Mexico sent us a picture of the 6,000 troops on the Southern border, but -“
“That’s great, let me tweet about it.”
“But there’s something wrong with the picture. They all look like Antonio Banderas as Zorro.”
Trump tweeting: “Great news. Mexico has troops to keep migrants out of their country. And they even have swords.”

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:02:11am

re: #62 Rightwingconspirator

Just adores you.

As is my due! Don’t listen to those other cats, you know how they lie. Fake news!

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:04:39am

In a sane world, with actual sharp oversight in play, Trump would not have been allowed this latest completely inappropriate use of Presidential power. Senate freakout, Obama level. Wait, I better be specific. There are so many. I refer to the escalating 5% duty on Mexican goods.

Yesterday I had a sad rushed lunch at the one place least impacted by any level tariffs on Mexican goods. Taco Bell.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:27:08am

re: #65 Rightwingconspirator

No one controls Trump, so he just spouts his mouth off about whatever and his officials are left scrambling to try and concoct coherent and rational policy based on the ramblings of a mentally unstable old man who watches way too much Fox News.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:35:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:39:47am

jeebus

such a moron

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:41:52am

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

WHY IS THE PRESIDENT WRITING IN ALL CAPS???

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:43:32am

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

such a moron

“WHY ISN’T MY YELLING CONVINCING EVERYONE HOW GREAT I AM?”

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:43:42am

re: #69 Eclectic Cyborg

WHY IS THE PRESIDENT WRITING IN ALL CAPS???

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Only because he can’t do huge, colorful fonts like we can here. Imagine the hell twitter could be.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:45:05am

re: #71 wrenchwench

Only because he can’t do huge, colorful fonts like we can here. Imagine the hell twitter could be.

like a technicolor yawn

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:46:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:47:55am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:48:14am

re: #70 Belafon

“WHY ISN’T MY YELLING CONVINCING EVERYONE HOW GREAT I AM?”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:49:15am

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

“twists of the truth”

JFC.

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:52:15am

re: #71 wrenchwench

Only because he can’t do huge, colorful fonts like we can here. Imagine the hell twitter could be.

Those huge colorful fonts are an unreadable abomination.
There, I’ve said it. Not sorry.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:57:12am

re: #71 wrenchwench

Only because he can’t do huge, colorful fonts like we can here. Imagine the hell twitter could be.

Ugh. Can you imagine a timeline littered with Comic Sans and Papyrus?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:58:24am

re: #78 Eclectic Cyborg

An assault on the optic nerve to say the least.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:58:46am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:59:57am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

like a technicolor yawn

More like a dayglo pile of shit.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:03:49am

Saturday morning writing time, with NO tRUMP.

latter

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:05:20am

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

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such a moron

Isn’t GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS a Soviet descriptor?

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:18:16am

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

[Nervous Nancy…]

such a moron

Somebody is making somebody nervous. He’s projecting again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:22:48am

because of course they did…

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Chrysicat  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:23:32am

re: #83 sagehen

AND it’s about the 10th time he’s used it. I don’t know if Putin taught him language like that or if he found that part of Russian history on his own, but he sure loves to harp on it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:31:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:32:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:35:32am
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:45:57am

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump has yet to make an actual deal with anyone. N Korea, Iran, Russia, China, now Mexico. No actual formal written deals, just continual suck-ass to violently hostile foreign dictators and now Mexico’s non-existent 6000 member border guard “deal”.

After Trump is gone, his administration will be perhaps the only one that lasted a full term with no actual formal agreements with any foreign government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:46:45am

JFC

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:47:48am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

AG Barr: “As we’ve been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 D-Day, I had the thought that my arrival this time felt a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot.”

He is the guy who crashed into the chicken coop.

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:48:07am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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He’s asking for it.

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:49:09am

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

because of course they did…

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Although Eric and Donald Trump Jr. failed to foot the bill, Kennedy is not worried.

“I don’t think we’ve to worry about getting paid for that. I don’t think they carry cash. We were told it’d be all sorted later so there’s no problem,” she said.

You were told? Sure. Lots of vendors to Trump projects have been told the same.

Spoiler — it won’t be sorted later, and there’s definitely a problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:50:15am

re: #94 sagehen

You were told? Sure. Lots of vendors to Trump projects have been told the same.

Spoiler — it won’t be sorted later, and there’s definitely a problem.

They are not worried, the entire staff took turns pissing in their pints…

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:54:24am

Hmm. This is very interesting. I just got a call from a 212 area code. The funny thing is when I look up the number all of the big services like Intellus tell me the number is invalid. I have blocked it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:55:05am

re: #96 PhillyPretzel

It’s likely a spoofer. You did the right thing.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:56:35am

re: #97 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay. I did not know who it was from and my usual thing is to automatically block it so I do not get a flood of calls.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:56:36am
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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:59:17am

Update on the explosion yesterday in Linköping:

o More than one potential target in the building.
o Most likely target appears to be 29 year old leader of biker gang.
o Building may have to be torn down due to irrepairable damage.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:59:26am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

Except there are no guns firing at you, and you’d actually be one of the people firing at the people landing on the beach.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:01:31am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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re: #101 Belafon

Except there are no guns firing at you, and you’d actually be one of the people firing at the people landing on the beach.

Does his statement become more enjoyable if I tell you it reminds me of the characters Douglas C. Neidermeyer’s fate in the classic “Animal House”?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:01:59am

re: #96 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. This is very interesting. I just got a call from a 212 area code. The funny thing is when I look up the number all of the big services like Intellus tell me the number is invalid. I have blocked it.

There’s a new scam going around where your phone rings once and if you call back you are connected to a spoofed 900 number that charges an extortionist amount of $$$ every minute. You get a nasty shock when your next phone bill arrives! We’ve been getting a spike of callers complaining about that at work.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:02:22am

re: #101 Belafon

Someone yelling at you ≠ getting shot

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:03:43am

re: #103 Joe Bacon 🌹

Thank you for the heads up. I will be on the look out for that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:03:56am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:05:28am

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m telling you, when a Democratic administration gets back in the White House they are going to find so much shit that Trump and co fucked up.

The revelations will be astounding, I’m sure.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:06:02am

re: #102 Teukka

Does his statement become more enjoyable if I tell you it reminds me of the characters Douglas C. Neidermeyer’s fate in the classic “Animal House”?

Relevant info: Villains Wiki: Doug Neidermeyer

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:06:11am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:06:32am

re: #100 Teukka

Update on the explosion yesterday in Linköping:

o More than one potential target in the building.
o Most likely target appears to be 29 year old leader of biker gang.
o Building may have to be torn down due to irrepairable damage.

Biker gangs going after people via extravagant means is nothing new.

One of the people I played cribbage with (who is now deceased) used to run a bar in South Philadelphia. He had a story from the late 50s or early 60s of guys from a biker gang showing up there looking for someone from another gang - and they had a .30 caliber machinegun with them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:06:49am

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does that crazy woman still think she’s relevant?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:07:48am

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

Does that crazy woman still think she’s relevant?

Well she has The Three Stooges backing her—Michael Tracey, Jimmy Dore and Glenn Greenwald…And Cenk is in the Shemp role…

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:08:43am

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Let him come stand trial first.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:11:20am

re: #110 Feline Fearless Leader

Biker gangs going after people via extravagant means is nothing new.

One of the people I played cribbage with (who is now deceased) used to run a bar in South Philadelphia. He had a story from the late 50s or early 60s of guys from a biker gang showing up there looking for someone from another gang - and they had a .30 caliber machinegun with them.

Now, it only will lead to cops going after them in extravagant ways. I mean, it won’t be fun when NI (Nationella Insatsstyrkan) knocks on the perps door…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:11:32am

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

Does that crazy woman still think she’s relevant?

Lots of people want her to be “relevant”.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:13:11am

re: #114 Teukka

Now, it only will lead to cops going after them in extravagant ways. I mean, it won’t be fun when NI (Nationella Insatsstyrkan) knocks on the perps door…

It’s also one reason why I think that going after organized crime with the same ferocity and extreme prejudice as you go after terrorism might be an idea. Their existence and tacticts going unpunished are a long-term threat against any state.

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lizardofid  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:14:14am

re: #100 Teukka

Update on the explosion yesterday in Linköping:

o More than one potential target in the building.
o Most likely target appears to be 29 year old leader of biker gang.
o Building may have to be torn down due to irrepairable damage.

I never knew biker gangs had become such a thing in your part of the world. Mind you, it was in the late 80’s when I worked in Motala for about a month..

Oh, good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:14:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:17:03am

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

What happens when you ask the stable genius a history question.

sounds like he never even watched “The Longest Day”, probably because there were too many French and British actors in it

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:17:03am

I like Mark Summers take:

Trump declares victory over Trump: Mock threat to impose tariffs on Mexico gets mock solution

Donald Trump has agreed to not do that thing he was going to do so … victory! On Friday evening, Trump declared that he had “signed an agreement with Mexico” under which Mexico will “take strong measures” to reduce immigrants crossing the border into the United States. And because of this agreement, Trump will “indefinitely suspend” the tariffs that were set to take effect on Monday.

Mexico has supposedly agreed to disperse more of it’s own national guard along immigration routes, and along the border with Guatemala in order to turn back refugees before the reach the United States. It has also agreed that some immigrants waiting on asylum claims will remain on the Mexico side of the border, even though that means they won’t have access to attorneys or courts where their asylum claims are being heard. Mexico did not agree to changes in asylum rules that would have limited which immigrants were allowed to apply.

Whether any of this will make any appreciable difference isn’t clear. But it doesn’t have to be. When Trump issued his tariff threat on May 30, he didn’t provide any goals, any numbers, any rules, or even guidelines. He made it clear that he was the sole judge of whether Mexico was doing enough to evade his wrath, and that he could change his mind at any time, for any reason.

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lizardofid  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:19:17am

re: #114 Teukka

Now, it only will lead to cops going after them in extravagant ways. I mean, it won’t be fun when NI (Nationella Insatsstyrkan) knocks on the perps door…

Forensic accounting may also be a useful tool, if it’s anything like in the US.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:19:31am

Remember the guy who the Univerity of Alabama decided they couldn’t take his $26.5M because he didn’t like Alabama’s new abortion law? His name is Hugh Culverhouse, and last year the school named the law school after him. Now they are removing the name: dailykos.com

Edited to add this:

Culverhouses’ father was a board member for Planned Parenthood. His name remains on the Univeristy of Alabama’s business school. For now.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:19:35am

re: #117 lizardofid

I never knew biker gangs had become such a thing in your part of the world. Mind you, it was in the late 80’s when I worked in Motala for about a month..

Oh, good morning!

They usually don’t make this much noise in our part of this world…

Image courtesy Tj Aerial photo (L) and JEPPE GUSTAFSSON/TT / TT NYHETSBYRÅN (R)
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:20:55am

re: #122 Belafon

I don’t really get it. The University of Alabama doesn’t pass laws. It’s not their fault the new abortion legislation was enacted. Why penalize them for it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:21:42am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

sounds like he never even watched “The Longest Day”, probably because there were too many French and British actors in it

it exceeds his attention span

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:22:05am

re: #124 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t really get it. The University of Alabama doesn’t pass laws. It’s not their fault the new abortion legislation was enacted. Why penalize them for it?

Because the school board agrees with the law.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:22:26am

re: #126 Belafon

Because the school board agrees with the law.

Oh…

Well, yeah. Then that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:23:49am

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh…

Well, yeah. Then that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

That’s just my guess, but I don’t see them returning $26.5M if they didn’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:24:22am
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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:26:00am

re: #126 Belafon

Because the school board agrees with the law.

Because the school board decided to weigh in after the donor made comments about the law. It was their decision to give back $25mm in donated funds (which they should all lose their positions over, is beyond fiscally irresponsible).

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:26:21am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

I would go out to the local market and buy some bottled water to drink. I would wash my body with Purell.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:27:05am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC.

Yeah, I’d be loading up the bottled water if I saw that!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:27:59am

re: #120 Belafon

I like Mark Summers take:

Trump declares victory over Trump: Mock threat to impose tariffs on Mexico gets mock solution

I think this is how Trump views himself…

Robot Chicken: This Deal’s Getting Worse All The Time

Without realizing that he is the one wearing the clown shoes.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:28:34am

re: #132 Eclectic Cyborg

JFC.

Yeah, I’d be loading up the bottled water if I saw that!

And sending a bill to the coal company. They might even pay it if they didn’t look too closely … ;)

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:28:58am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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re: #132 Eclectic Cyborg

JFC.

Yeah, I’d be loading up the bottled water if I saw that!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:29:05am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But President Asshole says EVERYONE in Murka done got crystal clear drinking water!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:29:19am
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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:29:26am

re: #133 Feline Fearless Leader

I think this is how Trump views himself…

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Without realizing that he is the one wearing the clown shoes.

There’s the Robot Chicken segment where Bush 2 thinks he’s a Jedi.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:29:30am

re: #130 MsJ

Because the school board decided to weigh in after the donor made comments about the law. It was their decision to give back $25mm in donated funds (which they should all lose their positions over, is beyond fiscally irresponsible).

Per wikipedia: “The University of Alabama System’s financial endowment was valued at $1.2 billion in the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) 2015 listings, up 0.1% from its 2014 value. UA’s portion of the system’s endowment was valued at $659 million in September 2015.”

I don’t think they’re overly concerned about losing the $26 million.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:30:44am

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Snowden should be thrown in jail for the rest of his life.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:31:12am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Don’t blacklist anybody.”

Oh, sure let’s just let anyone spew any kind of hatred or violent and threatening rhetoric that they want because fuck you, free speech, something, something.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:32:02am

re: #130 MsJ

Because the school board decided to weigh in after the donor made comments about the law. It was their decision to give back $25mm in donated funds (which they should all lose their positions over, is beyond fiscally irresponsible).

Though you have to wonder whether someone else has already pledged them $25M to replace that.

I also don’t know how big UofAlabama’s endowment is. Probably not in the league of Harvard’s multiple billions, but if large enough I guess that gives the board some leeway to refuse/return a gift.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:32:05am

re: #139 Eclectic Cyborg

Per wikipedia: “The University of Alabama System’s financial endowment was valued at $1.2 billion in the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) 2015 listings, up 0.1% from its 2014 value. UA’s portion of the system’s endowment was valued at $659 million in September 2015.”

I don’t think they’re overly concerned about losing the $26 million.

Hopefully they’ll lose more than a few potential studients because of it.

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:32:24am

re: #139 Eclectic Cyborg

Per wikipedia: “The University of Alabama System’s financial endowment was valued at $1.2 billion in the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) 2015 listings, up 0.1% from its 2014 value. UA’s portion of the system’s endowment was valued at $659 million in September 2015.”

I don’t think they’re overly concerned about losing the $26 million.

Kinda stunning.

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:33:08am

re: #130 MsJ

Because the school board decided to weigh in after the donor made comments about the law. It was their decision to give back $25mm in donated funds (which they should all lose their positions over, is beyond fiscally irresponsible).

Nobody should attend the U of A law school. Seriously, nobody. It just shows that the university and the law school will crater on something that affects half their student population. When I was in my first semester of law school in 1986, I thought I was pregnant and faced the very real possibility of having to consider an abortion. As it turns out, I wasn’t pregnant (thanks to the no longer with us gay men who drove me to the Walgreens so I could buy a pregnancy test), but the stress of law school had caused amenorrhea. I learned from other female classmates that they’d had the same problem.

Fuck those guys. I am seriously, seriously, SERIOUSLY tired of their bullshit that is going to get women damaged and killed.

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:33:50am
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danarchy  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:35:31am

re: #135 Teukka

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I read an article with more detail, it is sodium permanganate and is actually used in the water treatment process.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:35:35am

re: #144 MsJ

Kinda stunning.

Not really. ‘Bama is about the biggest Football school in the nation. Lots of wealthy alumni hand over money on that basis alone.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:36:57am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Diluted with fucking WHAT? Water?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:37:04am

re: #146 MsJ

And I hope and pray that she finds peace.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:37:35am

re: #147 danarchy

I read an article with more detail, it is sodium permanganate and is actually used in the water treatment process.

Yeah, both K and Na permanganate does the deep purple routine in contact with water, which tipped me off to ask the Q.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:38:31am

re: #149 Eventual Carrion

Diluted with fucking WHAT? Water?

Sodium and Potassium permanganate both easily color water deep purple.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:38:33am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ted Cruz proves once again…

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:38:41am

re: #148 Eclectic Cyborg

Not really. ‘Bama is about the biggest Football school in the nation. Lots of wealthy alumni hand over money on that basis alone.

No. It’s kinda stunning that they don’t care about twenty five million dollars.

The rest is expected.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:39:35am

re: #149 Eventual Carrion

Diluted with fucking WHAT? Water?

Why…Holy Water of course! Especially since it’s West Virginia!

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Chrysicat  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:43:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:43:37am

re: #124 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t really get it. The University of Alabama doesn’t pass laws. It’s not their fault the new abortion legislation was enacted. Why penalize them for it?

they are the ones who refused to take it because they will not have their abortion laws criticized

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:44:01am

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

“Don’t blacklist anybody.”

Oh, sure let’s just let anyone spew any kind of hatred or violent and threatening rhetoric that they want because fuck you, free speech, something, something.

Oh, no, he doesn’t want _that_. He wants ONLY “conservatives” to have the freedom to say hate/violent/threatening speech so long as they have the right opinions and threaten the right people. He just has to pretend that it’s for everyone.

Threaten to kill women who had an abortion = OK!
Threaten to kill forced birth terrorists = Not OK!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:45:19am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

Folks in a West Virginia woke up with BRIGHT PURPLE water running out of their faucets & in their toilets. An official at Coal Grove’s water treatment plant says it was ‘perfectly safe’ to drink, once it’s diluted.

Now I get it when John Denver sings in Country Roads about “Miner lady/stranger to blue water”…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:45:24am

re: #149 Eventual Carrion

Diluted with fucking WHAT? Water?

I was wondering the same damn thing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:45:47am

re: #156 Chrysicat

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Grandpa Bacon fought in World War 1. He was a combat engineer on the front lines in France. I asked him about what it felt like when the armistice took effect.

He told me that he only heard the voice of God once in his life and that was when the battlefield went silent…

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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:46:25am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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WHAT an ass.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:46:31am

I bet you if someone started making videos threatening him and his family Cruz would change his tune pretty quick.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:46:56am

re: #161 Joe Bacon 🌹

Damn, that’s powerful.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:47:51am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump’s EPA also warned the WV water treatment officials that not enough coal residue was present in the water…. crank up the mines more.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:48:28am

re: #163 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet you if someone started making videos threatening him and his family Cruz would change his tune pretty quick.

Oh, I got a feeling he would blame the Democrats and of course 19th Century Fox would pick up on that bullshit.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:48:46am

re: #149 Eventual Carrion

Diluted with fucking WHAT? Water?

Wonder whether it was an accident or they needed to purposefully hit some water with extra permanganate in the treatment plant to the degree that it wasn’t diluted out before it reached the taps.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:50:12am

re: #161 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandpa Bacon fought in World War 1. He was a combat engineer on the front lines in France. I asked him about what it felt like when the armistice took effect.

He told me that he only heard the voice of God once in his life and that was when the battlefield went silent…

My grandpa did not fight in WW1 but he accompanied General Pershing into Mexico in 1916

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:50:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:51:29am

re: #149 Eventual Carrion

Diluted with fucking WHAT? Water?

moonshine

lots and lots of moonshine

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danarchy  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:52:12am

re: #155 Joe Bacon 🌹

Why…Holy Water of course! Especially since it’s West Virginia!

So all the news articles I am seeing say it is Coal Grove, Ohio. I am guessing it is on the border or something?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:53:03am

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

That will certainly clear up the water and give it some kick.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:58:28am

re: #171 danarchy

So all the news articles I am seeing say it is Coal Grove, Ohio. I am guessing it is on the border or something?

Yep, actually right near the convergence of Ohio, WV and Kentucky (Note W VA state line in lower right of map)

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:58:34am

re: #172 PhillyPretzel

That will certainly clear up the water and give it some kick.

I have a buddy that makes moonshine. He carries it around in his truck to people in plastic water bottles, it looks like bottled water.

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:59:11am

re: #122 Belafon

Remember the guy who the Univerity of Alabama decided they couldn’t take his $26.5M because he didn’t like Alabama’s new abortion law? His name is Hugh Culverhouse, and last year the school named the law school after him. Now they are removing the name: dailykos.com

Edited to add this:

There’s plenty of other Universities who’d be happy to take his money.

The University claims, with a straight face, that their real objection is he had opinions about some of the curriculum and no donor should have the right to say anything about University operations.

Oddly, none of the schools whose business classes and professors are funded by the Koch brothers have any such objections.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:59:47am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, actually right near the convergence of Ohio, WV and Kentucky (Note W VA state line in lower right of map)

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Water intake might have been pulling in really contaminated water after the storms and had to double treat it or something.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:00:00am

re: #174 Eventual Carrion

He should brand it “Whiskey Springs”.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:02:34am

re: #176 Eventual Carrion

Water intake might have been pulling in really contaminated water after the storms and had to double treat it or something.

Lots of additional industrial stuff in that area. Ashland has a refinery. And there is a polypropylene plant just south of Kenova that belongs to the company I used to work for.

And another chemical plant and coke facility just downstream in Haverhill, OH.

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danarchy  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:02:47am

re: #176 Eventual Carrion

Water intake might have been pulling in really contaminated water after the storms and had to double treat it or something.

The official statement was that it was a malfunctioning pump that released too much sodium permanganate.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:03:17am

Purple water flowing in red states…and absolute silence from the media about Flint…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:03:52am

re: #179 danarchy

The official statement was that it was a malfunctioning pump that released too much sodium permanganate.

undertrained/undermotivated/underpaid/overworked staff who failed to notice anything amiss…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:05:10am

re: #178 Feline Fearless Leader

Lots of additional industrial stuff in that area. Ashland has a refinery. And there is a polypropylene plant just south of Kenova that belongs to the company I used to work for.

And another chemical plant and coke facility just downstream in Haverhill, OH.

and all of that very close to my neck of TheBackwoods.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:05:59am
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jaunte  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:06:59am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:09:55am

re: #184 jaunte

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IMPEACH BARR!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:12:35am

Protip: There’s a stark difference between calling Ivanka Trump a feckless c___ and openly musing it might be best if someone just put a bullet in her head.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:13:18am
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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:14:02am

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

ROFL!

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:14:48am

re: #188 retired cynic

ROFL!

Poor thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:16:13am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:25:44am

re: #189 MsJ

Great example of something that is annoying at the time, but makes for a really fun story down the road.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:27:22am

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We used to have a term at work called “Seagull management”. That is when management came in, made a lot of noise, ate all your food, shit on everything and then left.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:28:50am

re: #192 Eventual Carrion

We used to have a term at work called “Seagull management”. That is when management came in, made a lot of noise, ate all your food, shit on everything and then left.

Hahahahahahaha.

Oh, man. That’s gotta be one of the best analogies I’ve ever heard.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:40:50am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

Great example of something that is annoying at the time, but makes for a really fun story down the road.

like my marriage…

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:41:54am

This story.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:41:57am

re: #192 Eventual Carrion

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

That comes from playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon makes a lot of noise, craps all over the board, then flies off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:42:59am

re: #195 MsJ

This story.

Nazincels

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:47:41am
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:49:23am

re: #196 PhillyPretzel

That comes from playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon makes a lot of noise, craps all over the board, struts around acting as if he’d won, then flies off.

You left out the most important part.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:50:26am

re: #199 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Sorry I have had a crazy week with the wasps (the bugs).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:53:43am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

And in fact, in the strictest sense it’s not even actually Summer yet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:55:57am

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

And in fact, in the strictest sense it’s not even actually Summer yet.

Meteorological summer starts June 1st

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DangerMan  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:07:58am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

So we never needed walls, Mexico just needed turnstiles?

This is actually the point exactly

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:09:57am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I looked at the thread and this poked me in the eye:

And yeah, this isn’t normal this early in the year.
I hope this summer don’t get more smokin’ than the last one…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:10:18am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

So we never needed walls, Mexico just needed turnstiles?

For the Turnstiles - Neil Young

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:15:21am

re: #204 Teukka

I looked at the thread and this poked me in the eye:

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And yeah, this isn’t normal this early in the year.
I hope this summer don’t get more smokin’ than the last one…

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DangerMan  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:22:47am

re: #122 Belafon

Remember the guy who the Univerity of Alabama decided they couldn’t take his $26.5M because he didn’t like Alabama’s new abortion law? His name is Hugh Culverhouse, and last year the school named the law school after him. Now they are removing the name: dailykos.com

Edited to add this:

How dare a guy who donated $26m puts conditions on how it’s spent

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:25:41am

re: #204 Teukka

I looked at the thread and this poked me in the eye:

And yeah, this isn’t normal this early in the year.
I hope this summer don’t get more smokin’ than the last one…

Remember all the forest fire issues in Scandinavia? Northern Germany also had a nasty turf fire last summer set off by weapons at a testing range, that raged out of control for some weeks.

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DangerMan  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:28:04am

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

“Don’t blacklist anybody.”

Oh, sure let’s just let anyone spew any kind of hatred or violent and threatening rhetoric that they want because fuck you, free speech, something, something.

Don’t come into a private home and shit on the carpet

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:32:57am

re: #204 Teukka

I looked at the thread and this poked me in the eye:

[Embedded content]

And yeah, this isn’t normal this early in the year.
I hope this summer don’t get more smokin’ than the last one…

she might be joking, as in making fun of climate change deniers.


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