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1
Charles Johnson  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:35:34pm

Two of the best in the business. Chris Thile is a freaking alien.

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Teukka  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:38:02pm

What I’m currently listening to in my lair:

Daft Punk - Robot Rock / Oh Yeah (Official audio)

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:41:04pm

From downstairs: “Can you believe liberals would…?”

“No, I can’t. Because it’s bullshit. Oh, and congratulations.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:41:41pm

RE: The conservative friend of mine who turned the photo of his one day old granddaughter into anti-abortion attack.

He doesn’t consider me liberal (admittedly, I’m more center right, with left leanings on certain issues [pot legalization, environmental protection, affordable healthcare]), though he and I have clashed on abortion before so maybe that was targeted at me in a way.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:42:48pm

re: #3 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

From downstairs: “Can you believe liberals would…?”

“No, I can’t. Because it’s bullshit. Oh, and congratulations.”

Ha ha ha! That is beautiful. I might have done it if I was prepared to respond to the inevitable blowback, but I just didn’t want to spend my entire lunch break (I’m doing some OT today at work) arguing on Facebook.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:45:12pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Ha ha ha! That is beautiful. I might have done it if I was prepared to respond to the inevitable blowback, but I just didn’t want to spend my entire lunch break (I’m doing some OT today at work) arguing on Facebook.

No need to respond. The statement stands alone. You could add a “have a nice day” to it.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:46:39pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Ha ha ha! That is beautiful. I might have done it if I was prepared to respond to the inevitable blowback, but I just didn’t want to spend my entire lunch break (I’m doing some OT today at work) arguing on Facebook.

You have a block button, I believe. Also a mute button.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:47:25pm

Someone needs to stuff his cell phone into a golf course hole and make him search for it. He is unhinged.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:51:59pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Ha ha ha! That is beautiful. I might have done it if I was prepared to respond to the inevitable blowback, but I just didn’t want to spend my entire lunch break (I’m doing some OT today at work) arguing on Facebook.

Yesterday I got sick at work, had to go to Urgent Care. Bad enough $¢ientologi$t$ are right outside of Kaiser Urgent Care on Sunset Blvd. They know better that to waste my time since I always ask them about Xenu.

Coming home, get out of the Subway station and 2 women are there with a loudspeaker uttering Jay-Zuss shit. One of them approaches me, sticks a leaflet with a picture of Trump and Jesus hand in hand.

It was time for some Tongue-Fu.

I said, “Oh so they’re walking hand in hand. Nice to see that Trump and JC are gay!”

The look on the shrew’s face—Priceless as she utters, “How dare you blaspheme the Son of Gawd and his Chosen King for America”.

My reply, “If they’re holding hands and giving each other kissy faces, you ought to say Trump is Gawd’s anointed Queen”.

Oh I scored a direct hit with that as she said, “You’re one of them Gawdless Marxists”.

My reply, “Yes. I’ve been a faithful follower of Zeppo all my life”.

Didn’t stop that fool from screaming at me, I continued to use my Tongue-Fu techniques to get her to totally melt down.

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KGxvi  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:54:21pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

Speaking of “demented words of violence and death”… Jesus, man, can you even hear yourself these days?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:55:39pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

Someone needs to stuff his cell phone into a golf course hole and make him search for it. He is unhinged.

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Tweet is from about a year ago. But your point stands.

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KGxvi  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:56:49pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Coming home, get out of the Subway station and 2 women are there with a loudspeaker uttering Jay-Zuss shit. One of them approaches me, sticks a leaflet with a picture of Trump and Jesus hand in hand.

I’ve been seeing a few of those types in Long Beach lately, usually railing against the “homosexual agenda” and how we are all going to hell. And I always wonder if they have any idea where they are and who their audience is in this town.

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KGxvi  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:58:53pm

Oh look… the president of the United States sees fit to interfere in the internal politics of another nation

At least he’s consistent on the idea of nations interfering in the internal politics of others…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 1:59:36pm

re: #12 KGxvi

I’ve been seeing a few of those types in Long Beach lately, usually railing against the “homosexual agenda” and how we are all going to hell. And I always wonder if they have any idea where they are and who their audience is in this town.

They foam at the mouth so much they need to have a set of rabies shots!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:00:10pm

re: #11 Eclectic Cyborg

Tweet is from about a year ago. But your point stands.

Hm. I missed the date on that. Thank you for the correction.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:02:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:02:11pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

You should record one of these interactions and upload it to YouTube.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:03:18pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹

You should record one of these interactions and upload it to YouTube.

Of course I didn’t have my phone on me…But that is just sooooooo tempting!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:03:57pm

when the whore moos, the bombs will drop

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:04:45pm

Trump pretty much hates everyone named Khan, doesn’t he?

/

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Dread Pirate  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:09:05pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump pretty much hates everyone named Khan, doesn’t he?

/

He never got over Botany Bay.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:09:42pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump pretty much hates everyone named Khan, doesn’t he?

/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:10:10pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump pretty much hates everyone named Khan, doesn’t he?

/

Yeah but he loves the Klan.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:14:08pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump pretty much hates everyone named Khan, doesn’t he?

/

in turnberry did donnie trump a stately pleasure course decree
where cash, the sacred river, ran
through bank accounts measureless to man
into a sunless hole

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:19:52pm

re: #24 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Except instead of Coleridge’s opium induced dream, it’s the orange shit-goblin’s adderall induced delusions that are destroying the world.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:22:41pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

So if Pete Buttigieg was elected President, I’m sure she’d also consider him “anointed by God.” /s

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:23:48pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

So if Pete Buttigieg was elected President, I’m sure she’d also consider him “anointed by God.” /s

Or Obama was anointed by Allah.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:25:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:27:09pm
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Old Liberal  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:29:11pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

So if Pete Buttigieg was elected President, I’m sure she’d also consider him “anointed by God.” /s

Well now sometimes old god just lets people make a bad pick, for example Saul. See old god was agin even having a king but whatevs the people wanted one so they picked a bad one. But then old god decided a king was a good idea after all so he anointed David who slaughtered tens of thousands, killed to cover up his raiding and theft, then fucked a devoted mans wife and set the man up to be killed. Sounds like the anointed drumpf.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:29:24pm
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Old Liberal  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:31:23pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In my opinion we’ve been there for 230 years

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:34:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:42:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:51:31pm
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sagehen  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:52:02pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

RE: The conservative friend of mine who turned the photo of his one day old granddaughter into anti-abortion attack.

He doesn’t consider me liberal (admittedly, I’m more center right, with left leanings on certain issues [pot legalization, environmental protection, affordable healthcare]), though he and I have clashed on abortion before so maybe that was targeted at me in a way.

You could inform him that

1) he’s woefully misinformed about what liberals believe; and
2) it’s conservatives who would be happy to let the child die next week if it needs surgery the parents can’t afford. Or in 2 or 3 years if it turns out to have asthma or diabetes or a peanut allergy or any of a thousand other conditions that uninsured people just have to die from.

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sagehen  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:55:22pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

So if Pete Buttigieg was elected President, I’m sure she’d also consider him “anointed by God.” /s

Just like she respected Obama when he was “anointed by God (and 53% of American voters)”

//

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:56:46pm

re: #13 KGxvi

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Dread Pirate  Jun 15, 2019 • 2:58:17pm

???

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:04:13pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:08:55pm

Youtuber Holy Koolaid is in Florida to protest/monitor the MASA conference.

He uploaded the following video today, which includes clips of prior statements from these people:

I left Texas to protest a hate group.

Youtube may take this video down because the bots are very bad at distinguishing between promoting and critiquing.

Anyway, this is the end goal of those who go down the religious right path and don’t turn from it.

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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:08:58pm

re: #24 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

in turnberry did donnie trump a stately pleasure course decree
where cash, the sacred river, ran
through bank accounts measureless to man
into a sunless hole

Ha! My late husband loved that original, and used to wonder at length what it might have been if not truncated….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:28:06pm

re: #39 Dread Pirate

???

You didn’t know Obama owns Martha’s Vineyard? /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:31:32pm

re: #41 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Youtuber Holy Koolaid is in Florida to protest/monitor the MASA conference.

He uploaded the following video today, which includes clips of prior statements from these people:

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Video

Youtube may take this video down because the bots are very bad at distinguishing between promoting and critiquing.

Anyway, this is the end goal of those who go down the religious right path and don’t turn from it.

Note it’s YouTube atheists (and other people) organising protests against this, not any church at all. No church of any denomination I am aware of has condemned this.

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Weaselone  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:32:09pm

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹

You didn’t know Obama own’s Martha’s Vineyard? /s

My assumption is that he doesn’t realize that Martha’s Vineyard is the name of an island and just thinks it’s a resort owned by some Democrat named Martha.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:33:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:37:17pm

re: #39 Dread Pirate

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???

Kennedy Dynasty

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Targetpractice  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:49:09pm

re: #46 DodgerFan1988

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“This is obviously a false flag! Soros paid that guy to lie that he works for Fox News to smear them! NO WAY WOULD FOX DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:49:40pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

“This is obviously a false flag! Soros paid that guy to lie that he works for Fox News to smear them! NO WAY WOULD FOX DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!”

CNN should sue.

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Targetpractice  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:51:46pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

CNN should sue.

They certainly seem to have cause to, when they have this asshole on camera insisting he works for CNN while flashing a Newscorp press badge.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:54:05pm

We’re Starting to Figure Out Why There Are Mysterious Holes in The Antarctic Sea Ice

The crust of floating ice that forms over Antarctica’s Weddell Sea every winter is home to a baffling mystery. Every now and again, a huge hole will appear, exposing the dark, icy waters below.

Why do the holes appear in some years and not others? Why do they appear at all? It’s never really been clear - but now, through a combination of floating robots, satellite imagery, and seals wearing little hats, scientists are beginning to figure it out.

[…]

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 3:58:39pm

re: #51 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The seals are drilling holes in the ice with their little hats? /s

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Jay C  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:15:00pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

The seals are drilling holes in the ice with their little hats? /s

Naaah, that would never work.

It’s the walruses: drilling the holes with much bigger hats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:24:39pm

re: #53 Jay C

Naaah, that would never work.

It’s the walruses: drilling the holes with much bigger hats.

Narwhals for the win

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Decatur Deb  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:26:26pm

If I had spent a couple million years evolving a sleek low-drag, high-speed, hunter-killer profile and some asshole glued a party hat to my head, I’d be pissed.

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:27:08pm
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William Lewis  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:28:31pm

re: #38 Ace-o-aces

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Part of the problem. The other part is that they have extremely tight gun control there so the fascist right makes a big deal about “knife crime”. And to be sure, the English police would have a conniption at my swords ;)

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:28:54pm

re: #55 Decatur Deb

If I had spent a couple million years evolving a sleek low-drag, high-speed, hunter-killer profile and some asshole glued a party hat to my head, I’d be pissed.

Shouldn’t have evolved the cute goggly eyes, then.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:30:57pm

re: #58 Barefoot Grin

Shouldn’t have evolved the cute goggly eyes, then.

Last thing a Weddell Sea octopus sees.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:32:41pm

re: #59 Decatur Deb

Last thing a Weddell Sea octopus sees.

[Leaves a trial of ink as he heads off to google Weddell Sea octopus….]

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Decatur Deb  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:34:17pm

re: #60 Barefoot Grin

[Leaves a trial of ink as he heads off to google Weddell Sea octopus….]

Could help with the search terms. Don’t know crap about Antarctic predators.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:36:56pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

Could help with the search terms. Don’t know crap about Antarctic predators.

Me either, though feeling of kinship with cold-water mammals through assumed protective layer of blubber.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:45:15pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

So if Pete Buttigieg was elected President, I’m sure she’d also consider him “anointed by God.” /s

These are the same assholes who STILL are hard core birthers who believe Obama is a Muslim Marxist and Michell is a transvestite. I’ve come to the breaking point with these Xtian assholes and from now on they will be on the receiving end of my Tongue-Fu!

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Decatur Deb  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:50:03pm

re: #62 Barefoot Grin

Me either, though feeling of kinship with cold-water mammals through assumed protective layer of blubber.

Seals==>selkies around here.

Delightful selkie flic:
imdb.com

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 15, 2019 • 4:54:52pm

re: #64 Decatur Deb

Seals==>selkies around here.

Delightful selkie flic:
imdb.com

So, they drive Ford F-150s to hide their true nature?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:08:30pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

Could help with the search terms. Don’t know crap about Antarctic predators.

sharks and killer whales.

Seals, OTOH, are penguin predators

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:09:22pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

“This is obviously a false flag! Soros paid that guy to lie that he works for Fox News to smear them! NO WAY WOULD FOX DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!”

Reminds me of Alt-Right trolls and Russian operatives with fake social media accounts, posing as black people and posting offensive and racist comments about whites, so the conservatives in the media can point to that and smear the black community.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:10:00pm

re: #63 Joe Bacon 🌹

These are the same assholes who STILL are hard core birthers who believe Obama is a Muslim Marxist and Michell is a transvestite. I’ve come to the breaking point with these Xtian assholes and from now on they will be on the receiving end of my Tongue-Fu!

For those racist imbeciles who claim Michelle Obama is male, who do they believe are the parents of Malia and Sasha?

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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:10:54pm

re: #68 Hecuba’s daughter

For those racist imbeciles who claim Michelle Obama is male, who do they believe are the parents of Malia and Sasha?

I’m sure they have some nasty story made up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:15:05pm

re: #69 retired cynic

I’m sure they have some nasty story made up.

they do

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:16:19pm

asshat

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:19:28pm

re: #56 teleskiguy

Thread, three tweets:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:21:27pm

re: #57 William Lewis

Part of the problem. The other part is that they have extremely tight gun control there so the fascist right makes a big deal about “knife crime”. And to be sure, the English police would have a conniption at my swords ;)

While ignoring the fact that in a mass-kinfe attack, most of the people attacked survive it.

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jaunte  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:21:29pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

Look at all the people who can’t afford to visit London who now claim they don’t want to.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:22:17pm

Tomorrow is Father’s Day.

This is the last pic I have of my Dad before he passed away.

He was livid about Dumbya stealing the Presidency from Al Gore. If Dad were still alive he’d be out marching to impeach Trump.

You’re in a better place, Dad.

My Dad Frank Bacon, 1920-2002
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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:26:01pm

re: #74 jaunte

Visiting London is like visiting New York City or Singapore. Expensive as fuck

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:27:17pm

re: #74 jaunte

Look at all the people who can’t afford to visit London who now claim they don’t want to.

I love visiting London because it’s like a world tour in just one place

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:29:55pm

LOL (video, 0:39), a dog letting a woman know who was really the driving force behind her graduation.

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Old Liberal  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:31:01pm

re: #75 Joe Bacon 🌹

Tomorrow is Father’s Day.

This is the last pic I have of my Dad before he passed away.

He was livid about Dumbya stealing the Presidency from Al Gore. If Dad were still alive he’d be out marching to impeach Trump.

You’re in a better place, Dad.

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Hurrah for your dad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:36:18pm

re: #75 Joe Bacon 🌹

Rest in peace, Bacon-dad.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:40:25pm

good fucking grief

“Earned Media”…gaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

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steve_davis  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:41:11pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yesterday I got sick at work, had to go to Urgent Care. Bad enough $¢ientologi$t$ are right outside of Kaiser Urgent Care on Sunset Blvd. They know better that to waste my time since I always ask them about Xenu.

Coming home, get out of the Subway station and 2 women are there with a loudspeaker uttering Jay-Zuss shit. One of them approaches me, sticks a leaflet with a picture of Trump and Jesus hand in hand.

It was time for some Tongue-Fu.

I said, “Oh so they’re walking hand in hand. Nice to see that Trump and JC are gay!”

The look on the shrew’s face—Priceless as she utters, “How dare you blaspheme the Son of Gawd and his Chosen King for America”.

My reply, “If they’re holding hands and giving each other kissy faces, you ought to say Trump is Gawd’s anointed Queen”.

Oh I scored a direct hit with that as she said, “You’re one of them Gawdless Marxists”.

My reply, “Yes. I’ve been a faithful follower of Zeppo all my life”.

Didn’t stop that fool from screaming at me, I continued to use my Tongue-Fu techniques to get her to totally melt down.

had to do that once myself not long ago. thought it might be a precursor to a heart attack. No, just turned out the cardiologist needed to pay for some new garden furniture, and I was the mark.

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steve_davis  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:43:53pm

re: #13 KGxvi

Oh look… the president of the United States sees fit to interfere in the internal politics of another nation

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At least he’s consistent on the idea of nations interfering in the internal politics of others…

Crack Kid - Captain Kirk - Khan!

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:44:35pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

I love visiting London because it’s like a world tour in just one place

Great way to describe it!

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steve_davis  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:44:50pm

re: #22 I Would Prefer Not To

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ah, I should have known someone would have already taken the time….!

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jaunte  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:45:30pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not like he would bother to actually PAY for publicity.

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steve_davis  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:46:50pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Probably when we mistook this jackass for our president….

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stpaulbear  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:46:51pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

I love visiting London because it’s like a world tour in just one place

I used to feel that way about San Francisco. I think that’s gone now.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:48:33pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:49:32pm

re: #13 KGxvi

Nice to see him retweeting a British White Supremacist.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:50:50pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:52:17pm

re: #86 jaunte

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It’s not like he would bother to actually PAY for publicity.

Hey the prick still didn’t pay the School Board for the cost of his 2016 rally in my home town. And when the local paper (which worships the ground Republicans pee on) “interviewed” town residents—every one of them tried to outdo the other in kissing Trump’s ass!

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steve_davis  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:57:33pm

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹

While ignoring the fact that in a mass-kinfe attack, most of the people attacked survive it.

Kind of like Cris Rock says: if you’re in a mass knife fight and more than 3 people die ahead of you, you pretty much deserve it. “Hmmm…..someone got stabbed with a knife……and now……someone else…..someone……else.” It’s kind of like that episode from PBS Mystery where twins are going around killing people, and the one brother launches a hammer attack on the upper floor of a business. We see this mass stampede of feet coming down the stairs. “He’s got a hammer you fucking wankers. Just stop him!!” I was screaming at the t.v.

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:58:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 5:58:51pm

A group is collecting social media posts of police officers showing racism, other forms of bigotry (anti-gay, attacking particular religious groups, &c) in an effort to show how this sort of thing undermines trust in police departments.

plainviewproject.org

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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:00:18pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

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When I saw that, live, my hair stood on end. I could not believe someone would be that overtly fascistic in this day and age. Hah. Little did I know.

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steve_davis  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:01:24pm

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

LOL (video, 0:39), a dog letting a woman know who was really the driving force behind her graduation.

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yeah, and that muzzle grip is what kills people. they can maintain it even after death.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:01:47pm

re: #92 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey the prick still didn’t pay the School Board for the cost of his 2016 rally in my home town. And when the local paper (which worships the ground Republicans pee on) “interviewed” town residents—every one of them tried to outdo the other in kissing Trump’s ass!

I suppose there’s no possibility that the DT worshipping paper selected only DT worshippers to interview.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:04:23pm

re: #88 stpaulbear

I used to feel that way about San Francisco. I think that’s gone now.

I love SF, but it’s too small for that. Which only becomes clear after you see other places. It still has clusters of people from all over.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:04:24pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bravo!

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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:05:04pm

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

A group is collecting social media posts of police officers showing racism, other forms of bigotry (anti-gay, attacking particular religious groups, &c) in an effort to show how this sort of thing undermines trust in police departments.

plainviewproject.org

I heard an NPR story about that today. It was not a surprise, but still infuriating.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:06:35pm

re: #96 retired cynic

When I saw that, live, my hair stood on end. I could not believe someone would be that overtly fascistic in this day and age. Hah. Little did I know.

One of the gaslighting techniques of conservatives is to claim “you can’t call someone a Nazi unless they belonged to the National Socialist German Worker’s Party in the Thirties and Forties.”

Nazi ideology was here before WW2 of course. It never went away.

It doesn’t make my hair stand on end. Like it or not, this has been a part of the USA since the middle of the XX Century.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:07:20pm

He deleted the original for some weird-ass reason.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:12:13pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

He deleted the tweet retweeting Laura Ingraham’s Nazi replacement theory.

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Interesting Times  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:18:28pm

As for what to do when the Senate won’t convict?

I don’t buy for one hot minute that impeachment will “help” trump. It will give him nothing he isn’t getting already (shovelfuls of cash from GOP dark-money donors, frothing base) and can only damage him the more evidence comes out.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:19:08pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:21:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:23:30pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:30:34pm
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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:34:36pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:34:47pm
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mmmirele  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:35:39pm

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹

Note it’s YouTube atheists (and other people) organising protests against this, not any church at all. No church of any denomination I am aware of has condemned this.

Yup. It reminds me of when the first protests against Scientology happened, they were done by Usenet free speech nuts, which included a lot of atheists, agnostics, rationalists, etc., and some of us who were just free speech nuts. The other churches were completely and utterly afraid to confront the “cult of greed and power.” They would call Scientology a cult because Scn’s beliefs didn’t align with theirs, hence cult. Not because of Scientology’s behavior. And that was telling.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:36:06pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

The act of treason apparently is defending our country against Russia.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:36:07pm

Stress Break

Very subdued game of ‘King of the Hill’

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jaunte  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:37:47pm
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jaunte  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:40:01pm

I wonder how long it will take Texas to come around.

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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:41:13pm

re: #116 jaunte

I wonder how long it will take Texas to come around.

Illinois just did, and we are counting on that sort of revenue eventually coming on line.

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:41:42pm

re: #115 jaunte

I’ll admit I’ve spent probably a few thousand dollars in this sector since 2014.

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stpaulbear  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:42:10pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think these two paragraphs in the NYT story put him over the edge:

Two administration officials said they believed Mr. Trump had not been briefed in any detail about the steps to place “implants” — software code that can be used for surveillance or attack — inside the Russian grid.

Pentagon and intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern over his reaction — and the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation in Syria to the Russian foreign minister.

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jaunte  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:42:28pm

re: #117 retired cynic

The powers that be here really HATE property taxes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:42:42pm

This is worth a read. A straight man and woman went to the Pittsburgh Pride parade sporting “free dad hugs” and “free mom hugs” shirts.

They were swamped by hundreds of people getting hugs, a huge number of which were LGBT+ people who had been disowned by parents or other family members.

Facebook Post

His story is of righteous outrage and sadness.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:44:08pm
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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:44:36pm

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹

This is worth a read. A straight man and woman went to the Pittsburgh Pride parade sporting “free dad hugs” and “free mom hugs” shirts.

They were swamped by hundreds of people getting hugs, a huge number of which were LGBT+ people who had been disowned by parents or other family members.

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His story is of righteous outrage and sadness.

OMG, I love that. Would do that.

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jaunte  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:49:39pm

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹

I can’t imagine abandoning your own child like that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:54:42pm

re: #124 jaunte

I can’t imagine abandoning your own child like that.

Most of my family has abandoned my sister, condemning her for being a lesbian. (They are from “mainline” Protestant churches.) The exceptions are my mother and me.

They have also abandoned me over my lack of religious faith (excepting my mother and sister and one cousin).

The issue is when someone exists around you, who’s very existence challenges your deeply-held ideas, it is much easier to reject the person rather than the idea.

Get rid of the person, and you can hold on to your position (LGBT are an affront to God, atheists cannot be happy without God, &c).

In the case of religious belief, YouTuber DarkMatter2525 made a video about this, but it really applies to anyone who does not fit into your particular view about a group.

(video, 6:59)

The Real God: An Epiphany

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:54:54pm

re: #124 jaunte

So fucking heartless. I’m convinced. Christopher Hitchens subtitles his book “God Is Not Great” ‘How Religion Poisons Everything.’

I know there are Lizards who are among the faithful, and they actually practice what their holy books preach. God love you!

But I can’t abide by what I know religion to be, which is population control and a way to close people’s minds off to the wonders of the universe.

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stpaulbear  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:55:33pm

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹

This is worth a read. A straight man and woman went to the Pittsburgh Pride parade sporting “free dad hugs” and “free mom hugs” shirts.

They were swamped by hundreds of people getting hugs, a huge number of which were LGBT+ people who had been disowned by parents or other family members.

His story is of righteous outrage and sadness.

Shit. I started crying even before I clicked into the story. I haven’t been to Twin City Pride for about 10 years. I’ve been thinking I should go this year. I was out to my parents and they were OK with it, but I was afraid to tell them until I was in my 30’s. When you out yourself to someone, you sometimes have to go into it thinking that this may be the last time you ever see them…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:55:34pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:57:29pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:57:37pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 15, 2019 • 6:58:42pm

re: #124 jaunte

I can’t imagine abandoning your own child like that.

When my grade school-to-high school best friend’s older brother came out in 1975, the mother said to her daughter, ‘Before this, I never understood abandoning your own child. Now I do.’ But she didn’t, she became supportive of her son, and so did my friend, his sister. Not immediately, though.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:08:09pm

re: #127 stpaulbear

Shit. I started crying even before I clicked into the story. I haven’t been to Twin City Pride for about 10 years. I’ve been thinking I should go this year. I was out to my parents and they were OK with it, but I was afraid to tell them until I was in my 30’s. When you out yourself to someone, you sometimes have to go into it thinking that this may be the last time you ever see them…

Panhandle Pride here in Nebraska is holding its “parade” (a potluck lunch) on July 27.

Maybe I should go to it with one of those “dad hugs” shirts.

panhandleequality.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:13:28pm

re: #124 jaunte

I can’t imagine abandoning your own child like that.

There were multiple instances when I was a teen of parents throwing their gay and lesbian kids out of their homes and cutting them off. Also if a white girl got pregnant by a black boy. The town gossips would pass that around like wildfire.

As for me, Mom and Dad stood by me when I fell in love with a black girl. But the rest of my family didn’t so I know what it’s like to be disowned. You wind up building a life of your own and move on…

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:16:00pm
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KGxvi  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:21:08pm

re: #105 Interesting Times

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I don’t buy for one hot minute that impeachment will “help” trump. It will give him nothing he isn’t getting already (shovelfuls of cash from GOP dark-money donors, frothing base) and can only damage him the more evidence comes out.

That is especially true if they do more than just the obstruction of justice issues. If they tack on emoluments and abuse of power/office with things like declaring national emergencies where none exist.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:21:45pm
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KGxvi  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:23:27pm

re: #137 I Would Prefer Not To

I’m not sure there’s actually a Beatles song I don’t like, so I’m not sure if I could even answer that question.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:25:11pm

re: #138 KGxvi

I’m not sure there’s actually a Beatles song I don’t like, so I’m not sure if I could even answer that question.

Octopus Garden? But yeah, the Beatles wrote tons of excellent songs.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:28:25pm

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:30:50pm

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

One of the gaslighting techniques of conservatives is to claim “you can’t call someone a Nazi unless they belonged to the National Socialist German Worker’s Party in the Thirties and Forties.”

Nazi ideology was here before WW2 of course. It never went away.

It doesn’t make my hair stand on end. Like it or not, this has been a part of the USA since the middle of the XX Century.

Longer than that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:32:13pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:32:58pm

re: #140 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Dave In Austin  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:44:25pm

Tool….. and not the Band
Future career….

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:51:48pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

Also, your comments apply to the Trumpers, who I find really can’t stand it when I correct their (false and idiotic) memes on Facebook.

They would rather ignore reality than anything else. And anyone who wants to challenge them is immediately threatened, because, well, I guess I’m threatening.

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stpaulbear  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:52:36pm

re: #137 I Would Prefer Not To

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I don’t think any Beatles songs are underrated. All their albums went to #1 and we’re still worshiping them 50 years since their last album came out.

One Beatle fact that surprises me was that the Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane 45 stalled out at #2 on the charts. It’s certainly not underrated now, but it was a bit too much for a lot of the teen fans buying 45s at the time.

I’ve Got A Feeling might be an underrated song from the Let It Be album. That album was seen as kind of a swan song after Abbey Road.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 15, 2019 • 7:59:45pm

Somebody needs lots of cars to haul building supplies:

Railroad Centerbeams as far as the eye can see, Waupaca, WI

Centerbeam

Centerbeams are cars designed for carrying bundled building supplies including dimensional lumber, wallboard, and fence posts. They are essentially bulkhead flatcars that have been reinforced by a longitudinal I-beam truss down the center of the railcar. Along with adding strength to the railcar, the center truss helps protect cargo from damage caused by loads moving during transit. Due to their design, the railcars must be loaded symmetrically, with half of the payload on one side of the partition and half on the other.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:00:49pm
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plansbandc  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:06:43pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

My dad is gone now, but had I come out to him, he would’ve disowned me. No question. My mother is more pinko than I am, and I think she would be OK with it, but it’s just not something that’s probably ever going to happen. Most of the rest of my family and friends know.

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plansbandc  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:07:41pm

re: #129 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Oh for fuck’s sake.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:09:22pm

re: #145 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Also, your comments apply to the Trumpers, who I find really can’t stand it when I correct their (false and idiotic) memes on Facebook.

They would rather ignore reality than anything else. And anyone who wants to challenge them is immediately threatened, because, well, I guess I’m threatening.

Well, you are a Love-Child /s
(2:37, did you appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show?”)

Diana Ross and The Supremes - Love Child [Ed Sullivan Show - 1968]

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Belafon  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:12:26pm

re: #116 jaunte

I wonder how long it will take Texas to come around.

I think bills were proposed in the last couple of sessions. I think they will soonish, they just have to figure out how to get the revenue without giving up incarcerating and killing black people.

\\\\\ (This means I wish I was joking)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:14:14pm

Intruder Barricades Himself in Closet of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Campaign Office: NYPD (NBC, Channel 4, New York City)

An intruder broke into Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez campaign office in Jackson Heights on Saturday and barricaded himself in a closet, police said.

The NYPD said the person was emotionally disturbed and not related to the congresswoman.

“It appears to have been a coincidence that this happened in our building,” said Corbin Trent, spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez. “We are glad that it was resolved peacefully.”

The man held up a fire extinguisher, then locked himself in a janitor’s closet, police said.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:19:36pm

Snopes has tracked the source of the made-up quote by HM Queen Elizabeth about Trump being some sort of wonderful person.

snopes.com

You’ll be unsurprised to learn it came from 4chan, then was propagated by right-wing blogs, then by Trump himself, then to the big leagues at FOX.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:24:39pm

Photoshop of another photoshop over at Wonkette (programming note: is it possible to embed a Disqus image here?)

Why Dad Was Never Again Allowed to Be in Charge of Playtime

Image: 034ba23a41513fc429603dc0fba740055d69005e5f5be4970fe54a5a6d5c88b4.jpg

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Dave In Austin  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:29:51pm

re: #152 Belafon

Executive Order to decriminalize and removal from the class 1 narcotics list, a month before the election.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:33:32pm

LOL, from the Webcomic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal”:

smbc-comics.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:34:49pm

re: #137 I Would Prefer Not To

Here’s my favourite version of that song. It’s a cover but features guitar and backing vocals from Harrison himself:

The Jeff Healey Band - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (HQ Audio).wmv

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Mattand  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:37:46pm

Revolution 9 is unlistenable garbage.

Fight me.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:38:20pm

The city of Durham, North Carolina, became especially notable as a focus for action against segregated restaurants and hotels, including Howard Johnson’s. On 12 August 1962, attorney and civil rights activist Floyd McKissick initiated the first of multiple rallies and demonstrations against segregated establishments in Durham, including the Howard Johnson’s restaurant on Chapel Hill Boulevard,[17] culminating in multiple protests on 18-20 May 1963 resulting in mass arrests as well as an eventual rapprochement with the city government. Future senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, while a student at the University of Chicago in 1962, helped organize a picket of a Howard Johnson’s location in Cicero, Illinois, during his time as a student activist for CORE.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:39:23pm

re: #152 Belafon

Marijuana decriminalisation failed to make the 2018 ballot in Nebraska. The effort is on for 2020.

Currently the penalty here is a misdemeanour for possession of one ounce or less, subject to a maximum $300 fine and a judge may (but is not required to) order a drug education course.

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stpaulbear  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:41:36pm

re: #159 Mattand

Revolution 9 is unlistenable garbage.

Fight me.

The emperor becomes naked…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 15, 2019 • 8:43:58pm

I always get a little frumpy around Father’s Day. I never expected to be almost 38 and not have kids (sidenote: fuck infertility). I do have some kids in my life that are important to me but it’s not the same as being a dad, you know?

I do have a great relationship with my old man though so at least there’s that.

Still, what I wouldn’t give to have one of my own…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:01:46pm
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KingKenrod  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:02:41pm

re: #146 stpaulbear

I don’t think any Beatles songs are underrated. All their albums went to #1 and we’re still worshiping them 50 years since their last album came out.

One Beatle fact that surprises me was that the Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane 45 stalled out at #2 on the charts. It’s certainly not underrated now, but it was a bit too much for a lot of the teen fans buying 45s at the time.

I’ve Got A Feeling might be an underrated song from the Let It Be album. That album was seen as kind of a swan song after Abbey Road.

I love “I’ve Got a Feeling”, it’s my favorite song on Let it Be. Dig a Pony is another good one on that album, overlooked.

Of course the problem with finding underrated Beatles songs is most of them are highly rated…

I have the perception that many people think Martha My Dear is a silly throwaway; but I think it’s amazing, one of Paul’s finest pop songs with a great arrangement to boot.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:03:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:05:43pm

Sunday is Father’s Day (regrettably I am estranged from my son).
Monday is my VA tests for every female hormone which can be tested for (other than a pregnancy test).

“We’re sorry Mr. Anymouse, you’re really a woman.” /s

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:07:49pm

re: #146 stpaulbear

I don’t think any Beatles songs are underrated. All their albums went to #1 and we’re still worshiping them 50 years since their last album came out.

One Beatle fact that surprises me was that the Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane 45 stalled out at #2 on the charts. It’s certainly not underrated now, but it was a bit too much for a lot of the teen fans buying 45s at the time.

I’ve Got A Feeling might be an underrated song from the Let It Be album. That album was seen as kind of a swan song after Abbey Road.

A Wild Fact I Saw on Twitter: All of the Beatles-as-phenomenon from the debut record to the last concert on the roof took place in just six years.

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Mattand  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:08:42pm

Just got up to speed on the shitshow in Phoenix with the cops threatening to basically execute a family over a fucking dollar store doll.

What a mess. This shit is why I get angry with people who are like “You have to thank cops for their service” every time one comes with half a mile of you.

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Mattand  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:09:43pm

I always felt “Hey, Bulldog” is an underrated song, but it seems to have picked great appreciation over the years.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:10:20pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And why should we believe a writer (even if he didn’t lie about the approval ratings of Bill Clinton) who has made a cottage industry attacking Bill Clinton, ever since Clinton was President?

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William Lewis  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:11:03pm

re: #146 stpaulbear

Rather, I’d say after about Rubber Soul/ Revolver timeframe, they went downhill. Certainly a lot of interesting experiments are there, but the clean pure pop of the early albums I enjoy more. YMMV and all that.

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KingKenrod  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:16:09pm

Songs on the Past Masters collection get overlooked. Rain and Don’t Let Me Down are two of my favorites, and this one:

She’s A Woman (Remastered 2009)

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Mattand  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:19:38pm

re: #172 William Lewis

Rather, I’d say after about Rubber Soul/ Revolver timeframe, they went downhill. Certainly a lot of interesting experiments are there, but the clean pure pop of the early albums I enjoy more. YMMV and all that.

LOL, yes. Yes, it will.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:21:54pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m horrified how calm we are about this child abuse. It’s as if we’re too exhausted to even march. Democrats in the House need to haul the DHS Acting Secretary for questioning. Enough is enough.

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retired cynic  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:23:16pm

re: #175 Patricia Kayden

I’m horrified how calm we are about this child abuse. It’s as if we’re too exhausted to even march. Democrats in the House need to haul the DHS Acting Secretary for questioning. Enough is enough.

They have, and really blew his hair back. Nothing happened!

The whole edifice has to come down.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:29:10pm
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Belafon  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:41:59pm

re: #176 retired cynic

They have, and really blew his hair back. Nothing happened!

The whole edifice has to come down.

One chamber of Congress is very limited in what they can do without cooperation of the other one. It’s going to need a lot of citizens to back it.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:44:07pm

re: #176 retired cynic

That’s depressing to hear. At least there was outrage when the Abu Ghraib photos were released. Feels like there is not much of an outcry about the mistreatment of migrant children.

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teleskiguy  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:44:59pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:46:30pm

re: #179 Patricia Kayden

That’s depressing to hear. At least there was outrage when the Abu Ghraib photos were released. Feels like there is not much of an outcry about the mistreatment of migrant children.

This is what makes me even angrier. The right doesn’t give a fuck and they call you “triggered” when you get upset about kiddie concentration camps.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:48:35pm

No wonder conservatives support the human rights violations of migrant babies, when they also support civil rights violations of American black babies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:51:31pm

re: #179 Patricia Kayden

That’s depressing to hear. At least there was outrage when the Abu Ghraib photos were released. Feels like there is not much of an outcry about the mistreatment of migrant children.

Conservatives have been demonising migrants all my life. There has never been a time when they have not. It goes all the way back to the Know-Nothing Party (which can directly trace to today’s conservatives).

They do not believe that migrants have rights under the Constitution (never mind the Constitution references people rather than citizens).

It is why they want a citizenship question in the Census. It is why they caterwaul about “sanctuary cities.” They literally do not view migrants as people, and never have.

A significant portion of conservatives would welcome ethnic cleansing (and say as much on social media).

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Dread Pirate  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:54:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:54:47pm

re: #179 Patricia Kayden

That’s depressing to hear. At least there was outrage when the Abu Ghraib photos were released. Feels like there is not much of an outcry about the mistreatment of migrant children.

How many conservatives were outraged? The number is likely a rounding error close to zero.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 15, 2019 • 9:55:39pm

re: #182 DodgerFan1988

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No wonder conservatives support the human rights violations of migrant babies, when they also support civil rights violations of American black babies.

I’ve seen the video.
Easily a half-dozen cops over-aggressively responding to a shoplifting call.
I’ve seen more calm, low key single officer responses to about a dozen fast food joint armed robbery alarm calls on LivePD in the last month

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 10:10:31pm

Steven Anderson is a wingnut Baptist preacher who has called for executing LGBT+ people and liberals.

(No church denomination has condemned his rhetoric.)

He created a new Baptist church organisation which supports his views, and more churches are joining it.

Telltale is a former Jehovah’s Witness member disowned by his family when he came out as an atheist. He assesses religious groups using the so-called BITE model (a scoring system used to determine if a religious group or leader is a cult).

His video assessing Steven Anderson’s organisation is worth viewing. (Mr. Anderson broke off from another Baptist organisation.)

Video, 19:46. It’s worth the commitment of a third of an hour to watch.

Again, no church, none, has called out his hateful rhetoric calling for executions of LGBT+, liberals, &c. Individual Christians will, but no church. (Silence is assent.)

He is proud of being banned from many countries for his speech.

Steven Anderson - Is He A Cult Leader? (2019) (BITE Model Breakdown)

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 15, 2019 • 10:28:57pm

A brief story from the world of international finance that didn’t get a lot of attention, especially with tensions between Turkey and the US over Turkey’s purchase of a Russian air-defense system.

Moody’s cut Turkey’s sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory on Friday, saying the risk of a balance of payments crisis continued to rise, and with it the risk of a government default.

Moody’s downgraded the rating to B1 from Ba3 and maintained a negative outlook. It cut the rating to Ba3 from Ba2 in August last year.

reuters.com

This hits Turkey’s already tottering economy even harder, because if the rating is in the “speculative” zone, large institutional investors, things like pension funds, cannot invest in the country’s bonds.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 10:30:02pm

re: #188 Dr Lizardo

A brief story from the world of international finance that didn’t get a lot of attention, especially with tensions between Turkey and the US over Turkey’s purchase of a Russian air-defense system.

reuters.com

This hits Turkey’s already tottering economy even harder, because if the rating is in the “speculative” zone, large institutional investors, things like pension funds, cannot invest in the country’s bonds.

Hmm, Turkey is run by religious conservatives. Surprised I am not that conservatism fails in economics in every country where it is applied.

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mmmirele  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:09:39pm

re: #169 Mattand

Just got up to speed on the shitshow in Phoenix with the cops threatening to basically execute a family over a fucking dollar store doll.

What a mess. This shit is why I get angry with people who are like “You have to thank cops for their service” every time one comes with half a mile of you.

I don’t know if this got posted here, but this is from one of our local TV stations and points out that the police report doesn’t even begin to match what the bystanders recorded on their phones.

abc15.com

My brother, who is generally pro-police (or at least not as suspicious I am as to law enforcement motives), was fairly disgusted about this incident. We also had a discussion about how the Mesa PD rank and file voted 95 percent “no confidence” in the chief because the chief wants them to stop beating up on detained persons. The chief doesn’t have their back. *growl*

Black people are a minority here in Maricopa County at around five percent of the population (215,000 out of 4.4 million). By contrast, nearly a third of the county is either Hispanic or Latino, or to put it a different way, a quarter of the county is of Mexican heritage, with a good minority of hispanohablantes (Spanish speakers) from elsewhere. We all know about former Sheriff Joe and his thing about oppressing brown people, but the cops also have it out for black people as well. (I would also suspect that they hold bigoted thoughts about our Native population, too.)

As for “Martha My Dear,” it’s definitely worth a listen. Such a lovely song, it’s timeless.

Martha My Dear (Remastered 2009)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:10:12pm

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹

Hmm, Turkey is run by religious conservatives. Surprised I am not that conservatism fails in economics in every country where it is applied.

Conservative in terms of religious practices — but is that at all relevant in terms of their economic policies?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:22:24pm

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

Conservative in terms of religious practices — but is that at all relevant in terms of their economic policies?

They are conservative in political outlook as well. The AKP is formed in the tradition of Ottoman Empire conservatives.

en.wikipedia.org

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Targetpractice  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:25:49pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I came to the conclusion yesterday that impeachment is never going to happen. With the glacial pace that things are moving in the House, the idea that they’ll even commence impeachment hearings before fall arrives is farfetched. And the fall and winter look set to see back-to-back “crises” (debt ceiling & sequestration) manufactured by Repubs looking to boost their chances next year by looking “tough” via threatening to default on the nation’s debts unless the Dems knuckle under to cuts to domestic spending (perhaps even the usual demands for “entitlement reform”).

So we get into next spring and the party leadership will not hear anything of impeachment because…well, it would take away from the attention on the primaries. The summer? Spooling up for the convention and that final push in the fall, when we need to unify behind our nominee and give them our full support. Nancy does have a plan…and the plan is the same as it is every 2 years: Run down the clock until the next election.

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mmmirele  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:33:38pm

re: #187 Anymouse 🌹

Steven Anderson is a wingnut Baptist preacher who has called for executing LGBT+ people and liberals.

(No church denomination has condemned his rhetoric.)

He created a new Baptist church organisation which supports his views, and more churches are joining it.

Telltale is a former Jehovah’s Witness member disowned by his family when he came out as an atheist. He assesses religious groups using the so-called BITE model (a scoring system used to determine if a religious group or leader is a cult).

His video assessing Steven Anderson’s organisation is worth viewing. (Mr. Anderson broke off from another Baptist organisation.)

Video, 19:46. It’s worth the commitment of a third of an hour to watch.

Again, no church, none, has called out his hateful rhetoric calling for executions of LGBT+, liberals, &c. Individual Christians will, but no church. (Silence is assent.)

He is proud of being banned from many countries for his speech.

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Anderson is an Independent Fundamental Baptist. It’s not a denomination, and each church tends to group itself around the colleges that their preachers went to. So there’s a Hyles-Anderson faction, a Golden State faction, etc. The IFB church near my house is aligned with Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary, for example.

Anderson went to Hyles-Anderson (not a relation) College for a couple of years but broke away because he didn’t agree with some of Jack Hyles and Jack Schaap’s doctrines. (Schaap is currently cooling his heels in a federal prison after being convicted of violating the Mann Act.) He started “Faithful Word Baptist Church” over in Tempe over a decade ago and first came to everyone’s attention when one of FWBC’s members wanted to carry a firearm into an Obama event in 2009.

This “New IFB” is closer to being more of a denomination headed up by Anderson than being a grouping of Independent Fundamental Baptist churches. A lot of the men running NIFB churches are products of either training under Anderson or under one of his chief acolytes, like Roger Jimenez of Sacramento. The pastors I’ve watched all seem to share Anderson’s penchant for screaming at people while preaching.

Other things they share that are NOT your standard IFB fare: they’re seriously anti-semitic and they don’t believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture. Either of those will get you kicked out of any loose IFB association. Less surprising is their vocal anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion and anti-feminism stands. I remember watching an Anderson sermon where he told the women he’d better not hear them saying “Amen,” because that was only for the men.

I honestly don’t know how long this “The New IFB” is going to last. Anderson is a hothead and if you cross him or disagree with him on something that is a precious doctrine to him, he will kick you out. He gave notorious young earth creationist and convicted sovereign citizen Kent Hovind the left foot of fellowship after the latter divorced his first wife in early 2016.

A friend of mine asked me the other day if I would go to Faithful Word with him and film while he taunted Anderson. I told him “absolutely not—they pack heat.” The other reason is I visited there once (because Hovind was there) so I’m a known quantity. But seriously, y’all know I picket churches. The only way I will go near FWBC is if I am wearing body armor and with police protection. That’s how much these people unnerve me.

As for other churches speaking out against them, frankly, I kind of understand them not wanting to give this blowhard any more attention than he’s already getting. What HAS bugged me about this week’s coverage is the press has not linked up Anderson with Grayson Fitts, the former detective in Knoxville and pastor of “All Scripture Baptist Church”, and Patrick Boyle of the Orlando church that’s sponsoring the “Make America Straight Again” conference. They’re all part of the New IFB.

My personal opinion? The New IFB is a cult of personality, with Anderson at the head. And each one of those churches are part of what I call “little cults everywhere,” high control organizations of a religious nature. They’re a scary bunch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:48:37pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

This fawn mistook a practice target for their mother. My heart just hurts.

When did we lose our way?

In our part of the world, deer have to be culled as they are a blight on the landscape and destroy forests. But the hunting is not done during the breeding and fawning season

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:50:02pm

re: #194 mmmirele

en.wikipedia.org

The problem with not calling them out (that is, other churches) is the same problem with the claim you should not call out crackpots.

The point of calling them out (not an individual, but a church organisation) is as a vaccination, so others who might not have heard the NIFB’s ideas are inoculated against them.

If churches are claiming this or that group is “no true Christians (tm)” then those groups should be calling it out.

In the meantime, the NIFB grows.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:50:26pm

re: #38 Ace-o-aces

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say if the Mayor of London was a white guy, you wouldn’t be making such a big deal about this.

It has more to do with critical statements the mayor made, but the fact that they came from a dark-skinned fellow with an Asiatic-sounding name does not help…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 15, 2019 • 11:56:58pm

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In our part of the world, deer have to be culled as they are a blight on the landscape and destroy forests. But the hunting is not done during the breeding and fawning season

“Blight on the landscape?”

Deer in the USA are hunted primarily because their natural predators have been wiped out, coupled with agriculture providing much more food stock for them.

Here the big hunting seasons are for deer, elk, antelope, and Canada geese.

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mmmirele  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:00:04am

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I plan to ask the bloodthirsty wannabe killers of women who get abortions tomorrow what they think about LGBTQ people. I suspect I’m going to find out that they’re just as hateful as the NIFB, but that they’ve chosen to concentrate their ire on women who have abortions.

I’m also going to ask if they think Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) should be executed because she had a willing, voluntary abortion. Rep. Jayapal wrote about her abortion earlier this week in the NYTimes. The answer to that one is yes, I just want to get them on video admitting it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:01:08am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹

“Blight on the landscape?”

Deer in the USA are hunted primarily because their natural predators have been wiped out, coupled with agriculture providing much more food stock for them.

Yes, for the same reason, no natural predators and they overbreed. Canada geese have also become an invasive species in Germany and are hunted as well.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:17:47am

re: #199 mmmirele

If you get that video, putting it up on YouTube would be good.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:23:53am

Yay. The National Weather Service ordered a smiting by severe thunderstorms starting in the morning, through Tuesday.

forecast.weather.gov

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:48:02am

Whelp, I killed the thread.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:48:43am

re: #203 Anymouse 🌹

Whelp, I killed the thread.

you smote it!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:00:59am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you smote it!

Or smited it. Or it was smitten.

I just closed up the windows in anticipation of being smitten by the Weather Service.

By the way, we found a new air conditioner on our porch this morning. (Actually, my wife bought one on-line to replace our air conditioner which was smitten by hail last year and destroyed.)

This thing is a lot heavier than our old one. I’m (dammit, my computer switched to a Portuguese keyboard and an apostrophe became a tilde) going to have to get one of my neighbours to help me install it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:06:55am

smote

en.bab.la

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:08:21am

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹

Or smited it. Or it was smitten.

I just closed up the windows in anticipation of being smitten by the Weather Service.

By the way, we found a new air conditioner on our porch this morning. (Actually, my wife bought one on-line to replace our air conditioner which was smitten by hail last year and destroyed.)

This thing is a lot heavier than our old one. I’m (dammit, my computer switched to a Portuguese keyboard and an apostrophe became a tilde) going to have to get one of my neighbours to help me install it.

our lives continue to parallel, I get a new (used) washing machine tomorrow to replace the one that smote itself.

Must also recruit neighbo(u)r to assist in installation.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:18:15am

Smerty Pants…..

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:20:37am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

smote

en.bab.la

So the National Weather Service smote my air conditioner last year, and in the future continuous conjugation, “will be smiting” us for the next several days.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:21:21am

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹

So the National Weather Service smote my air conditioner last year, and in the future continuous conjugation, “will be smiting” us for the next several days.

Yes, and by next week you will have been smitten repeatedly.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:31:21am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, and by next week you will have been smitten repeatedly.

And to all this, my wife asked “well what about the pluperfect form of smite.”

She’s behind the times, since pluperfect is now called “past perfect” (happened in the past, already completed).

en.wikipedia.org

So our air conditioner (already destroyed) “was smitten.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:32:05am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

I could also say “it was smit.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:34:28am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹

I could also say “it was smit.”

and wesson

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Dread Pirate  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:39:03am

I prefer to be smut than smote.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:40:16am

re: #214 Dread Pirate

I prefer to be smut than smote.

the smutter or the smuttee?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 1:53:09am

re: #214 Dread Pirate

I prefer to be smut than smote.

I just edit smut.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 2:03:03am

re: #216 Anymouse 🌹

I just edit smut.

you are a smut smiter?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 16, 2019 • 2:04:34am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 16, 2019 • 2:06:11am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 16, 2019 • 2:09:48am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 2:14:17am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you are a smut smiter?

I smite grammar errors in smut.

I guess you could say I’m smitten by smut.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2019 • 2:19:44am

re: #219 Dread Pirate

Dmitry Adamsky discusses theocratization of Russia’s military and foreign policy establishment

You also see why Putin is such a hero to our Fundamenalist Christians: autocratic, oligarchic and theocratic. Only thing they would disagree on is that they prefer Fundamentalist Protestantism over Russian Orthodoxy.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:02:50am

‘Morning all.

Been spending a good bit of time on reddit, doing a freestyle ethnology of the rising generation. These are the people we’re relying on to save civilization. Sort of makes me want to ban the Internet. And computers. And moveable type.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:18:03am

re: #223 Decatur Deb

‘Morning all.

Been spending a good bit of time on reddit, doing a freestyle ethnology of the rising generation. These are the people we’re relying on to save civilization. Sort of makes me want to ban the Internet. And computers. And moveable type.

If we’re having to rely on Reddit neckbeards, gamers and edgelords, all I can say is, civilization’s had a good run.

Mad Max dystopia, here we come!

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:29:50am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

Been looking around for the Bright Young Things. I think /r/frontpage might be it for us.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:34:00am

re: #225 Decatur Deb

Been looking around for the Bright Young Things. I think /r/frontpage might be it for us.

Pretty much. There’s some interesting communities, to be sure, like r/UnresolvedMysteries and whatnot, but there’s a lot of crap too.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:39:50am

re: #226 Dr Lizardo

Pretty much. There’s some interesting communities, to be sure, like r/UnresolvedMysteries and whatnot, but there’s a lot of crap too.

It’s the simple power of the tools. We’ve discovered a live grenade in our crib and dropped the pin to the floor.

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Teukka  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:43:54am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:48:44am

re: #222 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You also see why Putin is such a hero to our Fundamenalist Christians: autocratic, oligarchic and theocratic. Only thing they would disagree on is that they prefer Fundamentalist Protestantism over Russian Orthodoxy.

YouTuber Prophet of Zod (a former politically-conservative Christian, now a politically-liberal atheist) discusses that in a video about the brohaha over the “Arthur” episode that Christians hounded off the air on PBS in Alabama (and it wasn’t just fundamentalists, but Christians from across the spectrum of their faith).

The clip in question is roughly ten seconds out of the whole show.

The video is titled “Do Christians want Tolerance or Dominance”

He notes that in the PBS episode in question, the children of Mr. Rathburn’s class first think he is marrying a rather severe woman, but in the episode it turns out that she is his sister.

That led to his favourite comment from social media, that Alabama Christians were upset that Mr. Rathburn wasn’t marrying his sister.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 3:58:37am

re: #228 Teukka

A useful dive into that idea—and a useful definition of it, but there is nothing especially WS or RW about this apocalyptic hunger. As the article states, it rose from the Left, and is easy to find on Antifa/Black Bloc fringes. An answer that is about as bad or worse is the rebound of a truly frightened and violence-hugging Center. We do not want the 82ABN Division directing traffic in our towns.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:08:40am

re: #230 Decatur Deb

A useful dive into that idea—and a useful definition of it, but there is nothing especially WS or RW about this apocalyptic hunger. As the article states, it rose from the Left, and is easy to find on Antifa/Black Bloc fringes. An answer that is about as bad or worse is the rebound of a truly frightened and violence-hugging Center. We do not want the 82ABN Division directing traffic in our towns.

In a sense, it was also the idea promoted by Susan Sarandon. (Of course, she would not be a victim since she is wealthy enough to protect herself.)

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:10:03am

re: #231 Anymouse 🌹

In a sense, it was also the idea promoted by Susan Sarandon. (Of course, she would not be a victim since she is wealthy enough to protect herself.)

Yeah—that would be the dilute Berniac distillation.

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ericblair  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:13:19am

re: #219 Dread Pirate

Dmitry Adamsky discusses theocratization of Russia’s military and foreign policy establishment:trib.al

From the article,

In Russia, each of the three components of the nuclear force structure—air, land, and sea—has its own patron saint. Icons adorn the walls of the sanctified headquarters, the command posts, and even the nuclear weapons platforms.

Nice to see we’re getting Warhammer 40K ahead of schedule.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:15:53am

re: #233 ericblair

From the article,

Nice to see we’re getting Warhammer 40K ahead of schedule.

While I’m thinking of the 82nd Airborne:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:17:14am

re: #234 Decatur Deb

While I’m thinking of the 82nd Airborne:

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And Saint Elmo, patron of sailors (and by extension, the Navy).

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fern01  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:17:34am

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

Someone needs to stuff his cell phone into a golf course hole and make him search for it. He is unhinged.

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No other leader on the planet has spoken of other countries senior politicians in this fashion. Unhinged ain’t the half of it.

As for twitter - anyone else bullying and abusing in this fashion would be permanently banned. The sooner this ridiculous form of communication goes bankrupt the better.

Nice to see you anymouse.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:19:15am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹

And Saint Elmo, patron of sailors (and by extension, the Navy).

Used to celebrate St. Barbara’s Day with our (nuc) artillery units in SETAF.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:21:10am

Dan Bell posted a fresh video in his “Dead Malls” series - taking a look at two malls in Florida.

The tour starts at 5:45 - there’s some sponsor product plugging before that.

DEAD MALL SERIES : A Tale of Two Dead Malls in TROPICAL FLORIDA, USA

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:21:55am

re: #236 fern01

(cut)
Nice to see you anymouse.

Hi!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:24:19am

re: #228 Teukka

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So the right wing is losing its grip on on the white patriarchal society and thus wants to burn it down? (The equivalent of taking their ball and going home, except at a civilization destroying level.)

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fern01  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:28:38am

re: #57 William Lewis

Part of the problem. The other part is that they have extremely tight gun control there so the fascist right makes a big deal about “knife crime”. And to be sure, the English police would have a conniption at my swords ;)

And trump is trying to pretend other countries have the mass killing issues we see in US cities every other day.

I lived in London for a short while. Felt safer there than anywhere else I have lived.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:46:45am

re: #240 Feline Fearless Leader

So the right wing is losing its grip on on the white patriarchal society and thus wants to burn it down? (The equivalent of taking their ball and going home, except at a civilization destroying level.)

Our intention is to disrupt the empire… to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle to attack from the inside.
—Weatherman: Prairie Fire 1974

en.wikiquote.org

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:48:13am

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They wouldn’t use regular enlists, they would use Blackwater (or whatever they are known as this week).

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:52:32am

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In our part of the world, deer have to be culled as they are a blight on the landscape and destroy forests. But the hunting is not done during the breeding and fawning season

DC-Metro (DMV) area it is the same, kinda. All natural predator have been eliminated and human habitation generates a huge amount of forest edge. Deer proliferate, then starve in the winter. They wander through my neighborhood in family groups with just about zero fear of human. And, they eat my Hostas and other plants.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 4:58:42am

re: #244 Colère Tueur de Lapin

DC-Metro (DMV) area it is the same, kinda. All natural predator have been eliminated and human habitation generates a huge amount of forest edge. Deer proliferate, then starve in the winter. They wander through my neighborhood in family groups with just about zero fear of human. And, they eat my Hostas and other plants.

During the season, Daughter1 sits in a tree stand with a laptop editing Other People’s Novels. When one of our small Alabama deer wanders into range, she kills it for her family. She is not a hunter, she is a predator.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:05:59am

re: #243 Eventual Carrion

They wouldn’t use regular enlists, they would use Blackwater (or whatever they are known as this week).

We are devolving to a feudal aristocracy with mercenaries with no allegiance but obey doing the fighting. No, we haven’t gone far down the path, but the whole idea of a standing army was to avoid mercs and militia. We’ll end up breaking up into smaller groups than the US unless there is a reunification of ideals. And, I don’t really see that coming, currently.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:08:04am

re: #245 Decatur Deb

During the season, Daughter1 sits in a tree stand with a laptop editing Other People’s Novels. When one of our small Alabama deer wanders into range, she kills it for her family. She is not a hunter, she is a predator.

You call it what it is. Tree stands are not hunting; stalking is hunting.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:12:39am

re: #246 Colère Tueur de Lapin

We are devolving to a feudal aristocracy with mercenaries with no allegiance but obey doing the fighting. No, we haven’t gone far down the path, but the whole idea of a standing army was to avoid mercs and militia. We’ll end up breaking up into smaller groups than the US unless there is a reunification of ideals. And, I don’t really see that coming, currently.

In 1968 our history class was taught by a quiet young instructor who said the darkest answer. We were all mucking about with black armbands, marches and sit-ins, and one of us directly challenged him: “Do you support the draft?”

Mr. T: “Yes. Never give the generals an Army they can trust.”

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:14:40am

re: #247 Colère Tueur de Lapin

You call it what it is. Tree stands are not hunting; stalking is hunting.

Her husband decks out in camo and sprinkles himself with doe piss to gallumph through a different field. Her kill ratio is about 10:1.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:48:46am

re: #249 Decatur Deb

Her husband decks out in camo and sprinkles himself with doe piss to gallumph through a different field. Her kill ratio is about 10:1.

Deer are better stalkers than people. They’re also not evolved to be wary of creatures above them.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:54:34am

re: #234 Decatur Deb

While I’m thinking of the 82nd Airborne:

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Speaking of:
Saint Adrian of Nicomedia is the patron saint of arms dealers (for real).

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jeffreyw  Jun 16, 2019 • 5:59:01am

Have one more thistle seed, Mr Creosote?

Good morning!

253
Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:00:14am

re: #252 jeffreyw

Bring me a bucket!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:04:54am

re: #250 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Deer are better stalkers than people. They’re also not evolved to be wary of creatures above them.

Deer are running through our neighborhood. When the I-696 highway came through in the ‘80’s somebody thought it would be a good idea to create a “nature preserve” on the overpass. I am surprised that we don’t see more roadkill in the subdivision.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:11:11am
256
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:16:40am

re: #254 The Vicious Babushka

Deer are running through our neighborhood. When the I-696 highway came through in the ‘80’s somebody thought it would be a good idea to create a “nature preserve” on the overpass. I am surprised that we don’t see more roadkill in the subdivision.

Mine, too. See them many mornings on our walk.

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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:44:47am

I see that four people were shot and killed in West Des Moines. Boy is that mayor going to get a nasty tweet from dear leader.

258
MsJ  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:48:32am

re: #257 Old Liberal

I see that four people were shot and killed in West Des Moines. Boy is that mayor going to get a nasty tweet from dear leader.

Only if he’s not Republican. If he’s Republican, carry on.

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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:51:14am

re: #258 MsJ

Only if he’s not Republican. If he’s Republican, carry on.

At least they weren’t stabbed.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2019 • 6:53:01am

JFC this fucker really wants to be “President For Life” and all the pathetic Trumporrhoids think it’s so great that he’s “triggering the Libs”

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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:02:02am

This doesn’t pass the smell test. Another “innocent cop” victimized. Glad the police investigate the police. //

latimes.com

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:09:44am

re: #228 Teukka

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So basically reviving Charlie Manson’s plan

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Teukka  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:17:31am

re: #262 Eventual Carrion

So basically reviving Charlie Manson’s plan

Or William Pierce’s. Or a hybrid of them both.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:37:23am

Dotard’s definition of “The Truth” is “Flattering Stuff About Me That I Want To Hear” not “Facts That Can Be Proven”

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:39:14am

re: #264 The Vicious Babushka

Honest? Just from the load of that comment I will need a backhoe to clear the mess.

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Semper Fi  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:39:15am

re: #147 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Somebody needs lots of cars to haul building supplies:

[Embedded content]

Thanks for that.

From an old railroader

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:49:08am

re: #228 Teukka

These are dangerous people. The police should be investigating and arresting these people before they can kill innocent people. And it won’t only be religious and racial minorities who will be killed.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:51:03am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

He’s not triggering me. I’m pretty confident that if the voters come out in mass in November 2020 like they did for the midterms, Republicans can’t steal that election. He barely won the last time around despite the Russian interference.

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retired cynic  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:55:27am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 7:56:33am

re: #264 The Vicious Babushka

He’s honest in the same way Manson was non-violent.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:04:06am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

JFC this fucker really wants to be “President For Life” and all the pathetic Trumporrhoids think it’s so great that he’s “triggering the Libs”

Nothing is stopping this waste of skin to file suits against those media companies that he thinks are lying.

Someone should just tweet back to him “Then what’s stopping you from suing NYT and WaPo?”……

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:14:40am

too subtle?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:16:15am

If Abu Ghraib happened today Trump would tweet pictures of himself with the soldiers who were responsible for the torture and the conservative media would continue to gush about how awesome he is.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:19:11am

re: #272 I Would Prefer Not To

too subtle?

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Man, there are some epic replies on that tweet.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:23:17am

Happy Fathers day to all you Dads out there.

Heh.
When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…

Hit the link for the images.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:30:08am

re: #275 Rightwingconspirator

Beautiful cat. Those pictures are great.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:38:08am
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:43:10am
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Teukka  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:45:43am

re: #267 Patricia Kayden

These are dangerous people. The police should be investigating and arresting these people before they can kill innocent people. And it won’t only be religious and racial minorities who will be killed.

Pardon my cynicism, but hell will freeze over before law enforcement or even the intelligence community will get the cojones to even look into their activities…

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Teukka  Jun 16, 2019 • 8:53:36am

re: #279 Teukka

Reload #279, misquoted.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:00:09am

Was actually home last evening and decided to watch “Bad Times At The El Royale”, a 2018 film about which I knew nothing. Spoilers below..

Given that it’s the 50th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders, this might not be surprising — but the film was a very bizarre surreal take on the Manson cult, with a guest appearance by an FBI agent working for Hoover. The violence was almost on par with a Quentin Tarantino film, but the public should be seeing the real thing later this summer.

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:07:11am

re: #268 Patricia Kayden

He’s not triggering me. I’m pretty confident that if the voters come out in mass in November 2020 like they did for the midterms, Republicans can’t steal that election. He barely won the last time around despite the Russian interference.

“It’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes.”

—Joseph Stalin

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:17:09am

re: #272 I Would Prefer Not To

too subtle?

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73 THOUSAND Likes.

Fuck humanity.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:22:32am

When things seem screwed in a horribly new way, there is HST to offer consoling perspective:

“The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks. You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72

Seventy Fucking Two.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:28:16am

re: #275 Rightwingconspirator

Happy Fathers day to all you Dads out there.

Heh.
When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…

Hit the link for the images.

When I was cat sitting for my neighbors I took my camera over there and got some nice pictures of their cats since they had a nice large window that allowed very good light into the apartment.

Miss Kitty (not so close up)

This was one of them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:36:39am

re: #272 I Would Prefer Not To

too subtle?

[Embedded content]

I remember how all the Honeybaked Ham and Pioneer Chicken stores closed after their major investor/owner got away with murder…

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danarchy  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:42:34am

re: #175 Patricia Kayden

I’m horrified how calm we are about this child abuse. It’s as if we’re too exhausted to even march. Democrats in the House need to haul the DHS Acting Secretary for questioning. Enough is enough.

Here is the problem, as I see it. In the past year 50000+ unaccompanied minors have come across the border(yeah, that problem hasn’t gone away it has just been overwhelmed by family units). They are minors so you can’t just give them a court appearance date and send them on their way, you have to either place them with a foster family or find a family member in the US to place them with and in the mean time you have to keep them in a group setting. These places don’t need to be shut down, they need independent oversight and/or congressional oversight.

The foster care system is already pretty overwhelmed in this country, I can’t imagine increasing the number of foster kids by 20%(most of whom may not speak english) can be easy.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:50:57am

There is no likely god, and Hunter Thompson is his prophet:

“It is difficult for the ordinary voter to come to grips with the notion that a truly evil man, a truthless monster with the brains of a king rat and the soul of a cockroach, is about to be sworn in as the president of the United States for the next four years… . And he will bring his gang in with him, a mean network of lawyers and salesmen and pimps who will loot the national treasury, warp the laws, mock the rules and stay awake 22 hours a day looking for at least one reason to declare war, officially, on some hapless tribe in the Sahara or heathen fanatic like the Ayatollah Khomeini.”

That was 1969.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:53:52am
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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2019 • 9:57:36am

Looks like a Finless Land Fish to me.

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jaunte  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:00:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:07:09am

he is such a horrible person

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KGxvi  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:10:05am

re: #178 Belafon

One chamber of Congress is very limited in what they can do without cooperation of the other one. It’s going to need a lot of citizens to back it.

The system is built to foster consensus. But it really only works when the parties - and the people they represent - are willing to work towards any sort of consensus.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:14:23am

re: #293 KGxvi

The system is built to foster consensus. But it really only works when the parties - and the people they represent - are willing to work towards any sort of consensus.

100 times this. The GOP is not willing to work toward any type of consensus. They are corrupt to the core.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:16:12am
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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:16:23am

re: #288 Decatur Deb

There is no likely god, and Hunter Thompson is his prophet:

That was 1969.

Was the ayatollah a known entity in 1969? Wasn’t he in Paris?
Was j

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:16:29am

re: #293 KGxvi

The system is built to foster consensus. But it really only works when the parties - and the people they represent - are willing to work towards any sort of consensus.

As John Cole put it, how do you go out to dinner with someone when you suggest Italian and they suggest anthrax and tire rims.

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KGxvi  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:17:24am

re: #282 sagehen

“It’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes.”

—Joseph Stalin

Which is one of the reasons why we have observers when they tally votes, why we have auditing capabilities, and why we have exit polls.

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CleverToad  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:20:28am

re: #163 Eclectic Cyborg

I always get a little frumpy around Father’s Day. I never expected to be almost 38 and not have kids (sidenote: fuck infertility). I do have some kids in my life that are important to me but it’s not the same as being a dad, you know?

I do have a great relationship with my old man though so at least there’s that.

Still, what I wouldn’t give to have one of my own…

Husband and I never expected to be 42 & 43 when we had our one and only. Yeah, the infertility battle is a painful one that some of us don’t win. We were blessed, and still astonished and grateful for it.

Hugs and hopes for you.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:20:50am

re: #298 KGxvi

Which is one of the reasons why we have observers when they tally votes, why we have auditing capabilities, and why we have exit polls.

And how do you tally what people voted vs what the machines counted? It’s not like the old days when the polling place judges counted votes by hand or when there were simple mechanical voting machines. Once you have computers involved, there is always the opportunity for mischief or incompetent coding.

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:22:02am

re: #296 Old Liberal

Was the ayatollah a known entity in 1969? Wasn’t he in Paris?
Was j

en.wikipedia.org
Khomeini spent more than 14 years in exile, mostly in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf. Initially, he was sent to Turkey on 4 November 1964 where he stayed in Bursa in the home of Colonel Ali Cetiner of the Turkish Military Intelligence. In October 1965, after less than a year, he was allowed to move to Najaf, Iraq, where he stayed until 1978, when he was expelled by then-Vice President Saddam Hussein. By this time discontent with the Shah was becoming intense and Khomeini visited Neauphle-le-Château, a suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa on 6 October 1978.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:22:16am

O_o

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:23:53am

re: #302 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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He read the pop-up book version of Barr’s summary of the report.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:24:20am

moron

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:24:26am

re: #302 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Well that’s another lie to add to the daily tally — who on earth really believes he read even one page of the report?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:25:41am

re: #304 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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The only morons are those who believe him. He knows exactly what he is doing — and he’s gotten away with it so far.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:26:05am
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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:27:41am

re: #301 sagehen

en.wikipedia.org
Khomeini spent more than 14 years in exile, mostly in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf. Initially, he was sent to Turkey on 4 November 1964 where he stayed in Bursa in the home of Colonel Ali Cetiner of the Turkish Military Intelligence. In October 1965, after less than a year, he was allowed to move to Najaf, Iraq, where he stayed until 1978, when he was expelled by then-Vice President Saddam Hussein. By this time discontent with the Shah was becoming intense and Khomeini visited Neauphle-le-Château, a suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa on 6 October 1978.

Then indeed HS Thompson was a prophet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:29:27am
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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:34:27am

Sadly we are breathing easier down here in South America. What horrific monsters are the powerful in america and their ignorant and violent sycophants.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:42:41am

The President has 5 kids.

He’s spending Father’s Day attacking the press and kissing his own ass.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:45:42am

re: #311 Eclectic Cyborg

The President has 4 kids.

He’s spending Father’s Day attacking the press and kissing his own ass.

5 kids. And none probably want to be with him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:48:38am

re: #312 Hecuba’s daughter

5 kids.

Ah, yes. Apparently I pulled a Donald and forgot about Tiffany.

/

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:52:13am

re: #296 Old Liberal

Was the ayatollah a known entity in 1969? Wasn’t he in Paris?
Was j

He was stirring up the Thursday prayers for years via the daring new medium—cassette tapes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:55:30am

Could the UN kick us out if we start yet another illegal war?

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:56:14am

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We all need to practice screaming bullshit.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:56:58am

re: #308 Old Liberal

Then indeed HS Thompson was a prophet.

Dune (1984 - He IS the Kwisatz Haderach)

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2019 • 10:57:01am

re: #315 Eclectic Cyborg

Could the UN kick us out if we start yet another illegal war?

No. And they wouldn’t want to, it would collapse the whole thing.

It’s up to us (as it always is).

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:07:07am

re: #308 Old Liberal

Then indeed HS Thompson was a prophet.

I could be off by a decade, if the HST quote was directed at Reagan rather than Nixon. Sounds more like his opinion of RN, though.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:08:19am

re: #300 Hecuba’s daughter

And how do you tally what people voted vs what the machines counted? It’s not like the old days when the polling place judges counted votes by hand or when there were simple mechanical voting machines. Once you have computers involved, there is always the opportunity for mischief or incompetent coding.

Baper ballots. Can be recounted by hand if there’s a question.

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Teukka  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:12:35am

re: #317 Decatur Deb

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Ah… Yes… Saint Alia of the Knife…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:13:47am

re: #163 Eclectic Cyborg

I always get a little frumpy around Father’s Day. I never expected to be almost 38 and not have kids (sidenote: fuck infertility). I do have some kids in my life that are important to me but it’s not the same as being a dad, you know?

I do have a great relationship with my old man though so at least there’s that.

Still, what I wouldn’t give to have one of my own…

I’m ambivalent toward’s Father’s Day.

Posted a pic of my Dad who would be out marching in the streets to impeach Trump if he and Mom had not crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

On the other hand I was never able to get close to my son. Every time I tried I was turned away by his mother who told me repeatedly that I was merely a platinum AMEX card for her to draw cash out of. She is still one of the Pulpit Pimps working for Trinity Broadcasting and she indoctrinated my son into Right Wing Jesus shtick. So he went into the Marines to kill those “Sand N-Words” in Iraq and he wound up killed.

And his mother flaunts that he died for Jesus…

So today I go to the gym and then go for a meal to get my mind ready for work tomorrow.

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:15:29am

re: #315 Eclectic Cyborg

Could the UN kick us out if we start yet another illegal war?

They could certainly ask the Security Council to vote on it. We know how that’d go.

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:16:29am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:16:39am

re: #320 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

I can only answer for Philadelphia and how the votes are counted. The machines we have use a cash register type of roll of paper to print out the results of the day’s vote. There is also a black cartridge that is rushed to voting headquarters by the police. So from one machine there are two registers of the vote. There is also the record books where the Minority Inspector (me for the 53-11) writes in the names of those who voted. There is also the book that the clerk asks those who are voting in person to sign. Absentee and Provisional ballots are counted by hand at voting headquarters. So just from one division there are several records of who voted. So if someone “plays around with the computers” there are paper backups.

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:17:58am

In New York, we have paper ballots with optical scan bubbles, so a hand recount is possible if anybody questions the computer tally.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:23:05am

Paper records can have errors too. It’s not always a given that the computer is wrong.

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Old Liberal  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:24:22am

re: #322 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m ambivalent toward’s Father’s Day.

Posted a pic of my Dad who would be out marching in the streets to impeach Trump if he and Mom had not crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

On the other hand I was never able to get close to my son. Every time I tried I was turned away by his mother who told me repeatedly that I was merely a platinum AMEX card for her to draw cash out of. She is still one of the Pulpit Pimps working for Trinity Broadcasting and she indoctrinated my son into Right Wing Jesus shtick. So he went into the Marines to kill those “Sand N-Words” in Iraq and he wound up killed.

And his mother flaunts that he died for Jesus…

So today I go to the gym and then go for a meal to get my mind ready for work tomorrow.

My son always waits until late to message me so he can avoid talking. Don’t know why, my daughters are close to me. But as long as he is happy, I’ll play whatever role however he wants it. He doesn’t owe me anything is how I look at it.

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retired cynic  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:27:39am

re: #326 sagehen

In New York, we have paper ballots with optical scan bubbles, so a hand recount is possible if anybody questions the computer tally.

Same here in Illinois. At least, my area of it!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:28:18am

I was just thinking about Trumps “anyone but me” comment.

Do you think Russia might actually crash our economy if he lost?

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danarchy  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:38:30am

re: #330 Eclectic Cyborg

I was just thinking about Trumps “anyone but me” comment.

Do you think Russia might actually crash our economy if he lost?

I think people are getting carried away with Russia’s actual capabilities. We do minimal trade with Russia, We have more than 10 times Russia’s GDP. If Russia tried some sort of cyber attack to mess with our markets we could bury them and Putin is already losing popularity in Russia.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:41:31am

re: #329 retired cynic

Same here in Illinois. At least, my area of it!

My area of Illinois is machine but with paper backup so you can verify what you selected, though no guarantee that vote is registered properly but a paper recount is possible. That’s not true in all states; some have no such paper backup.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:45:25am

re: #330 Eclectic Cyborg

I was just thinking about Trumps “anyone but me” comment.

Do you think Russia might actually crash our economy if he lost?

What makes you think they won’t crash it while he’s in office? They probably are encouraging his tariff policy that is leading to lost markets, perhaps permanently lost markets. Putin’s goal is to restore Russia’s lost glory (though its ultimate result is to accelerate China’s grab at power) and he doesn’t care how much damage he inflicts throughout the world.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:50:05am

re: #325 PhillyPretzel

We sign in and are handed a giant, machine-readable card (sometimes two — we’re initiative-happy). We use a pen to fill in little arrows to point to what we’re voting for. So we too have a paper backup.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2019 • 11:55:20am

re: #319 Decatur Deb

I could be off by a decade, if the HST quote was directed at Reagan rather than Nixon. Sounds more like his opinion of RN, though.

The last sentence didn’t seem like Nixon — we were already involved in a massive war draining our resources and there was no reason to be considering conflict elsewhere.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:18:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:21:11pm

MOAR stupid wingnut memes…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:24:34pm

re: #336 Patricia Kayden

“Donald Trump is facing an existential question: Whether or not to serve for a third term.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:26:30pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:30:07pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:31:15pm

re: #340 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Oy Vey.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:32:51pm

re: #340 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

שייס הויפן

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:40:36pm

re: #340 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Bibi will do anything to get Trump to go to war with Iran.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:40:50pm

re: #340 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Jesus Christ, I thought that was the Onion.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:41:27pm

re: #342 The Vicious Babushka

שייס הויפן

My Google Translate suggests there may be a spelling error there.
“shift pile”

lol

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:42:49pm

re: #345 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That is what I got too. Maybe google is wrong.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:43:31pm

re: #344 Eclectic Cyborg

Jesus Christ, I thought that was the Onion.

The Onion would run a piece about Bibi turning the Gaza Strip into the Trump Gaza Plaza.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:50:05pm

re: #326 sagehen

In New York, we have paper ballots with optical scan bubbles, so a hand recount is possible if anybody questions the computer tally.

That’s what we have in MD.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:51:20pm

re: #340 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

blech

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:54:28pm

re: #339 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I love the way the sea lion just falls away.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:57:58pm

re: #350 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I love the way the sea lion just falls away.

Total drama queen

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 16, 2019 • 12:58:48pm

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Jackson Browne - Running on Empty - OFFICIAL VIDEO MONTAGE A Video Montage of Joel Bernstein photos from the 1977 Jackson Browne Running On Empty Tour. Video Montage created by Andrew Thomas. A new version of ‘Running On Empty,’ with newly remastered sound and a faithful reproduction of the ...
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In Some States, GOP Sees the Recall as Its Way Back to Power The GOP trying to subvert democracy again as Western states slowly shift from bright red to purple. Republicans have been mounting recall efforts against Democratic state lawmakers and governors at an unprecedented rate over the past two years in ...
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Tank and the Bangas - Hot Air Balloons Ft. Alex IsleyMusic video by Tank And The Bangas performing Hot Air Balloons. © 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc. vevo.ly
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Fitz and the Tantrums - I Just Wanna Shine (Official Video) Fitz and the Tantrums official video for their new song 'I Just Wanna Shine' from their upcoming album All The Feels - available September 20th on Elektra Records. Pre-order All The Feels today! lnk.to See Fitz and the Tantrums ...
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Feel (Feat. Lianne La Havas) - Jacob Collier “Feel (feat Lianne La Havas)” by Jacob Collier [OFFICIAL AUDIO] from Djesse Vol. 2 Lianne La Havas must have one of the most delicious, deep, versatile, scintillating and gorgeous voices on the planet... she has been a fave of ...
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Stella Donnelly - Tricks (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Stella Donnelly performing "Tricks" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 3, 2019. Host: Cheryl WatersAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.org stelladonnelly.com
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Midnight Blue (Remastered) Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Midnight Blue (Remastered) · Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue ℗ A Blue Note Records Release; ℗ 1999 Capitol Records LLC Released on: 1999-01-01 Producer: Alfred LionStudio Personnel, Recording Engineer, Mastering Engineer: Rudy Van ...
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Wilco - Love Is Everywhere (Beware) Ode to Joy – Wilco’s 11th studio album – will be released Oct. 4, 2019 via dBpm Records. The album features 11 new songs written and produced by Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Wilco at The Loft (Chicago, IL) ...
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Orville Peck - Dead of Night (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Orville Peck performing "Dead Of Night" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded May 20, 2019. Host: Cheryl WatersAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Jim Beckmann kexp.orgorvillepeck.com
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Limited World Feat Caleb Hawley VIDEO get the album → woooong.com smarturl.it Caleb Hawley - lead voxCory Wong - guitar/perc/vox/producerRicky Peterson - B3Cody Fry - wurliMarti Fischer - synth/voxSonny Thompson - bassPetar Janjic - drums*THE HORNHEADS*Michael Nelson - trombone/horn arrangementKenni Holmen - saxSteve Strand - ...
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