The Bob Cesca Podcast: Chimp in a Baseball Suit

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show, powered by the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman:

Chimp In A Baseball Suit — NSFW! The Goth Ninjas, Jody and TRex, are here for the debut of their new t-shirts; We recap last night’s first Democratic Debate; MSNBC’s coverage; The standouts and the guys who need to quit; Donald Trump’s disruptive comments; Donnie vs Lawrence; Pregnant Alabama woman shot in stomach and charged with manslaughter; The Supreme Court on gerrymandering and the citizenship question; With music by Rebel Queens; and more!

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245 comments

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:06:22pm

About Bernie and his views, a lot of people think the way I do about him.

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gocart mozart  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:08:25pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:10:41pm
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jaunte  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:17:39pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:22:42pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:23:13pm
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jaunte  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:24:07pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:27:41pm

Speaking of politicians who want to hang on past their sell-by date… downstairs I brought up this example of how time flies by:

One of the mindless reality TV shows on Food Network, Worst Cooks in America, is doing another celebrity series.

Most of the folk are foreign to me… save for three.

And they have not aged well. Eg:

Other than him, I recognize her name but it took me a second to recognize her face:

I easily recognized the name of this person but did not recognize the face:

Time is a cruel mistress.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:28:03pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

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There’s really no difference between Marianne Williamson and Jim Bakker. Both really enjoy fleecing the marks.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:30:48pm

Another elucidation of what is happening with low-Earth orbital space, your space:

Is Elon Musk Ruining Our Night Sky?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:31:23pm

re: #8 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Speaking of politicians who want to hang on past their sell-by date… downstairs I brought up this example of how time flies by:

One of the mindless reality TV shows on Food Network, Worst Cooks in America, is doing another celebrity series.

Most of the folk are foreign to me… save for three.

And they have not aged well. Eg:

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Damn! Morgan Fairchild and Tonya Harding?

And they got Jm J Bullock too after his latest stint in rehab…

Time is a cruel mistress.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:34:22pm

re: #8 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I don’t know who the last one is.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:38:21pm

re: #12 Belafon

I don’t know who the last one is.

Tonya Harding.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:46:11pm

Morgan Fairchild is 69……

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:48:11pm

TPM does a countdown of the kookiest Marianne Williamson moments from the debate…

talkingpointsmemo.com

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KGxvi  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:50:18pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

Apparently that tweet that Dumb Jr responded to is a bot. I vaguely remember whispers along these lines about Obama in 2008 - he’s not a “real” African American because his dad was from Africa and his mom was white. Sadly twitter is going to give this bullshit a larger stage today than it had back when the first round of birtherism started.

Though it is interesting that the bots are going after Harris, that must mean she did well tonight (I didn’t get to watch much of the debate). From what I saw of the post-game analysis her line about being one of the students to benefit from busing that Biden apparently opposed was the big moment.

I’m also wonder if social media isn’t going to give some of these moments a longer life than they used to have. Yes, it’s way out, and probably not a lot of people watched these debates, but when people go on facebook or instagram, I’m willing to bet the video of that moment is going to pop up everywhere. And because of the nature of social media, it’ll keep popping back up.

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KGxvi  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:52:12pm

re: #7 jaunte

Given Japan’s history pre-WWII, that seems like something none of our alliesanyfuckingone in the region is going to like.

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sagehen  Jun 27, 2019 • 9:58:35pm

If Cory Booker gets the nomination, does Keegan Michael-Key get a contract with SNL?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:09:12pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:10:04pm

re: #16 KGxvi

One of a number of bots, apparently…

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teleskiguy  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:14:33pm

re: #19 Dave In Austin

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:22:42pm

re: #19 Dave In Austin

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I want whatever she’s on.

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teleskiguy  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:24:44pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

I want whatever she’s on.

PCP/Ketamine/Nitrous Oxide combination with plenty of head shots from your ceiling fan (low setting, please! any higher might result in blood).

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teleskiguy  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:28:28pm

I guess this is true.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:28:31pm

For anyone who might be interested, Duolingo is now offering Arabic.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:30:33pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

I guess this is true.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:30:34pm
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Belafon  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:31:50pm

re: #27 Dave In Austin

I only watched the second debate by proxy. Was she that bad?

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:43:13pm

Suck a battery, Chuck.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:46:14pm

re: #29 DodgerFan1988

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Suck a battery, Chuck.

He says it like it’s a bad thing. //

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 27, 2019 • 10:47:34pm

I watched tonight’s debate with a group of anti-Trump friends — all of us over 60. One, who was not so into recent politics, thought everyone performed well. Another, who is an Eric Swalwell fan, was irritated that he wasn’t given enough time; she hated the format and suggested that everyone should be given the same question, with equal time to respond. Swalwell certainly had the best zinger of the evening.

Marianne’s first statement did make an excellent point — Trump did not win by presenting plans. Hillary had plans for everything — but too many did not care. I have no feel for what strategy that the Democrat can adopt to defeat Trump: as others here have said, Trump is not likely to debate the Democratic contender. If the media follows its performance of 2016 — and the recent Chuck Todd interview suggests that nothing will be different — how will the Democratic nominee get sufficient airtime?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 27, 2019 • 11:08:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 27, 2019 • 11:30:07pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2019 • 11:38:33pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

I want whatever she’s on.

moonbeam dust

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2019 • 11:39:54pm

re: #29 DodgerFan1988

Reproductive rights is a license for women not to reproduce.

When women are allowed to control their bodies, they will be able to control men. We cannot let that happen!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2019 • 11:44:58pm

re: #31 Hecuba’s daughter

Marianne’s first statement did make an excellent point — Trump did not win by presenting plans. Hillary had plans for everything — but too many did not care. I have no feel for what strategy that the Democrat can adopt to defeat Trump.

Trump ran as the anti-politician, he sold his lack of any record of public service as a benefit. Now make sure that he gets his record hung around his neck. Starting with raising taxes on the middle class while cutting benefits to millions, on to keeping children in cages or “losing” them in the system.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2019 • 11:58:01pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

“Rape Survivor Doesn’t Vote For Man Who Raped Her”

The spin is of course that she has been paid by Hillary/Soros to spread dirt about a president who by his own admission forces himself on women, who let him, because he is famous…

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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:03:36am

Another float plane accident in Ketchikan today. Fortunately no fatalities.

Floatplane with 5 aboard flips in Ketchikan harbor

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:22:59am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:26:35am

re: #8 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Looks like Jimmie Walker (from Good Times) and second, Morgan Fairchild.

Don’t know the third person.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:27:34am

Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative weighs in on the debates.

This first one is probably the most rational thing he has said in 40 years:

Facebook Post

It would take a lot more than that though to offset this truly demented screed. Yes, he thinks the Democrats will pack people into railroad cars and ship them off for extermination, all because they cannot keep their AR-15s to resist healthcare and free college, or something.

Facebook Post

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:31:53am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:40:16am

This is pretty good and, wonder of wonders, all on one page (though there are still plenty of ads).
30 Dumbest Car Modifications and Accessories You Must See

I think rolling coal is the most annoying while fake bullet holes are probably the dumbest.
I had never heard of several of these, like the folding fast food tray that fits in a cup holder.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:20:07am

re: #43 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is pretty good and, wonder of wonders, all on one page (though there are still plenty of ads).
30 Dumbest Car Modifications and Accessories You Must See

I think rolling coal is the most annoying while fake bullet holes are probably the dumbest.
I had never heard of several of these, like the folding fast food tray that fits in a cup holder.

Dashboard ketchup dispenser for french fries

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:33:54am

Since the atavists in this country want to go back to at least the 18th century… here’s some music from the late 17th century composer Antoine Forqueray:

Forqueray: Works for Harpsichord

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 28, 2019 • 2:28:41am

The sad thing about all the tweets making fun of Williamson is that only a few hours after the debate, she’s the only one still trending and the others are now forgotten:

Meanwhile, “Acid Rap” has persisted as a trend for a goodly part of a day.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 28, 2019 • 3:17:10am

We have a very slight chance of unusual end-of-June precipitation from the clouds of Tropical Storm Alvin:

But we’ll probably only get some high clouds.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 3:50:12am

Reading online takes, including LGF, shows why this beauty pageant happened 9-12 months before it should have. It’s all about “losing”, “murdering”, “shutting down”.

For the record, my preferred candidate seems to have gained ground in the last two days.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 4:00:40am

Don’t trust me, trust our friends at the NY Times.
Biden Comes Under Attack From All Sides in Democratic Debate

The DNC is a fucking suicide pact.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 28, 2019 • 4:33:50am

Drudge poll put Put Andrew Yang squarely on top. I forgot the circumcision thing, thanks Dailymail!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 28, 2019 • 4:58:18am

re: #48 Decatur Deb

Life in the USA in 2019 is all taken over by the presentation of the image and the management of one’s “brand”.

Sad but true.

Last night, Trump was attacked much more than Biden was attacked, but the candidates, especially Harris, made it clear that Biden ought not take this race for granted.

But for-profit media have to drive eyeballs to their product so running with any headline that is sensational enough will do.

this beauty pageant happened 9-12 months before it should have.

At least in this one the contestants didn’t have to worry about Trump walking into their dressing room while they were changing.

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jeffreyw  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:06:07am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:48:10am

re: #49 Decatur Deb

Don’t trust me, trust our friends at the NY Times.
Biden Comes Under Attack From All Sides in Democratic Debate

The DNC is a fucking suicide pact.

It is being overdramatized, but yeah, sending an old white guy up against another old white guy might not be the best ticket for the Dems

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:48:30am

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

Jm J Bullock? From….that show?

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:49:39am

re: #8 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Speaking of politicians who want to hang on past their sell-by date… downstairs I brought up this example of how time flies by:

One of the mindless reality TV shows on Food Network, Worst Cooks in America, is doing another celebrity series.

Most of the folk are foreign to me… save for three.

And they have not aged well. Eg:

[Embedded content]

Time is a cruel mistress.

Actually, I’m a bit surprised. Morgan Fairchild looks great at her age, and Tonya Harding looks better than she has. Hopefully her life is better.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:50:13am

re: #27 Dave In Austin

What’s up with Kirsten G?

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:51:09am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is being overdramatized, but yeah, sending an old white guy up against another old white guy might not be the best ticket for the Dems

If we make sure our ultimate candidate is bleeding from every orifice, it won’t make any difference who we send.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:52:45am

re: #15 Joe Bacon 🌹

TPM does a countdown of the kookiest Marianne Williamson moments from the debate…

talkingpointsmemo.com

Wait, she got into one of the debates?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:54:19am

re: #57 Decatur Deb

If we make sure our ultimate candidate is bleeding from every orifice, it won’t make any difference who we send.

You have just summed up the GOP plan. They have no primary to worry about so they can direct their whole attention to wounding the Democratic candidate

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:55:15am

re: #58 Sir John Barron

Wait, she got into one of the debates?

Yes, and her position improved in relation to Biden and Bernie.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 5:58:01am

re: #60 Decatur Deb

Yes, and her position improved in relation to Biden and Bernie.

Don’t worry….

She (Trump)’s poll numbers will fall.

She (Trump) will do terrible in the debates.

She (Trump) won’t win a primary.

She (Trump) won’t win the nomination.

She (Trump) won’t be elected POTUS.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:00:21am

re: #58 Sir John Barron

10:36 p.m.
David Taintor: Meanwhile, Marianne Williamson pivots to … the moon landing.

OK, but there is a moon, and there was a landing.

/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:05:11am
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jeffreyw  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:12:53am

re: #62 Sir John Barron

OK, but there is a moon, and there was a landing.

/

But the flowing mane on the unicorn she was riding shows that it was just a stage set - on the moon there is no wind to blow. Or so they say…

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Dr. Matt  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:15:23am

Rage Furby has a new gig?
*Audio is NSFW*

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:18:33am

re: #63 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

After this Putin/Trump exchange if there is not a bilateral effort to impeach and remove this president from office we technically are not a functioning democracy, and not even a flawed democracy. We are by definition a hybrid regime with a would-be autocrat at open war with the democratic elements of this country.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:20:45am

Greets and saluts from the soon to be sweltering NYC metro area. Night two of the debates is in the books, and pundits have thoughts.

It all still comes back to how to beat Trump and overcome the institutional and structural hurdles stacked against Democrats and who is the best to tackle the problems that the nation faces.

Trump doesn’t care about facts, logic, rational thought, and his base gives it even less thought.

I can totally imagine Trump trying to skip out on having to do any debates at all, all while trying to delay indefinitely the next census. This is a lawless regime whose party continues to put their full weight on the levers of power to retain power at all costs. The judiciary is being packed with right wingers and McConnell is making sure that Trump is insulated from any consequences of his lawless actions.

It’s not just the WH that we need to retake, but the Senate and state legislatures to begin having a chance at rolling back the reactionary know nothing racist agenda of the GOP.

The debates showed that 75% of those involved should be dropping out. They never had a chance, and never should have had a chance in the first place. Those who are running should take a hard look at considering Senate runs to take some of those contested GOP races. Want to unseat McConnell? Beat the fucking GOP in the Senate so that Democrats retake the majority. This is hard work, and requires a dedicated effort. We need a redoubling of the 2018 effort, because all elections matter at all levels of government.

After 2 days, these are the candidates who should get the rose/stay on the island:
Warren, Harris, Booker, Klobuchar, Castro, and Buttigieg.

That is all.

Biden again shows why he’s run for the 2x previously and failed 2x previously. He might have a wellspring of good feels from being Obama’s VP, but as a standalone candidate, he reveals himself as a poor candidate who can’t get out of his own way.

Bernie’s the same guy he’s been for 40 years - with a slim record of actual accomplishment. He’s the gadfly crazy uncle that thinks he’s entitled to be next in line, and his supporters are doubly so.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:23:23am

re: #57 Decatur Deb

If we make sure our ultimate candidate is bleeding from every orifice, it won’t make any difference who we send.

In 1992 and 2008, we had multiple candidates who did what multiple candidates do: they stated their own record and went after the others. This is no different and is how they are actually supposed to work. If they can’t survive this, and people watching them can’t get some sense of proportionality, then the candidate won’t make it to president.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:25:11am

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative weighs in on the debates.

This first one is probably the most rational thing he has said in 40 years:

[Embedded content]

Crackpot

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:25:21am

re: #61 Sir John Barron

Don’t worry….

She (Trump)’s poll numbers will fall.

She (Trump) will do terrible in the debates.

She (Trump) won’t win a primary.

She (Trump) won’t win the nomination.

She (Trump) won’t be elected POTUS.

Trump’s biggest benefit was winner take all in the primaries and the rest of the candidates splitting the “reasonable” vote.

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jeffreyw  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:25:45am

re: #65 Dr. Matt

Rage Furby has a new gig?
*Audio is NSFW*

[Embedded content]

Damn, that hurt me just watching it. At least he has a video to prove he isn’t faking his back injury.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:27:12am

re: #68 Belafon

In 1992 and 2008, we had multiple candidates who did what multiple candidates do: they stated their own record and went after the others. This is no different and is how they are actually supposed to work. If they can’t survive this, and people watching them can’t get some sense of proportionality, then the candidate won’t make it to president.

At this stage they should be showcasing their unique virtues without submarining the entire party. If the game is to open a rival’s arteries, they’re doing it wrong.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:27:23am

re: #66 Rocky-in-Connecticut

After this Putin/Trump exchange if there is not a bilateral effort to impeach and remove this president from office we technically are not a functioning democracy, and not even a flawed democracy. We are by definition a hybrid regime with a would-be autocrat at open war with the democratic elements of this country.

And just now the NYT on FB says Theresa May gave Putin a “an ice-cold handshake and a frosty stare.”

Our “leader” just joshes with the guy who tried to sabotage our elections.

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nowherenorth2  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:27:24am

re: #71 jeffreyw

I can’t understand a word until before he acts. Also I continue to watch and laugh so hard I can’t speak.

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Old Liberal  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:28:08am

re: #68 Belafon

In 1992 and 2008, we had multiple candidates who did what multiple candidates do: they stated their own record and went after the others. This is no different and is how they are actually supposed to work. If they can’t survive this, and people watching them can’t get some sense of proportionality, then the candidate won’t make it to president.

Spring training. Fun to watch the old and new work out, get excited about some good pitching performances, check up on last year’s stars. The regular season starts this fall. But I like our whole team. They all support the fundamentals that we need to care about. While we may not all agree on our favorite candidate, we and they all agree on the important issues. This is huge in my book.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:28:52am

re: #67 lawhawk

I’m pretty sure a lot of prosecutors have had plenty of practice dealing with loopy lawyers that act like Trump during trials.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:30:11am

re: #72 Decatur Deb

At this stage they should be showcasing their unique virtues without submarining the entire party. If the game is to open a rival’s arteries, they’re doing it wrong.

And from what I’ve seen people describe of the debates, there was nothing out of the ordinary.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:35:00am

re: #76 Belafon

I’m pretty sure a lot of prosecutors have had plenty of practice dealing with loopy lawyers that act like Trump during trials.

My concern is that Trump might simply refuse to participate in any debates, knowing that it’d go badly.

Of course, that’d make him look like he’s scared, so he might feel compelled to do so and then stalk around like a deranged lunatic just as he did in 2016 spewing empty platitudes, lies, and nonsensical word salad.

And it didn’t matter in the end either as the GOP carried the day for Trump.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:39:07am

re: #70 Belafon

Trump’s biggest benefit was winner take all in the primaries and the rest of the candidates splitting the “reasonable” vote.

His biggest benefit is/ was lying with impunity
2nd is a complicit media
3rd is every craven R in congress

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:41:00am

re: #79 DangerMan

His biggest benefit is/ was lying with impunity
2nd is a complicit media
3rd is every craven R in congress

He ran as the anti-politician at a time when people were particularly fed up with politicians and politics as usual

He had no record of public service at a time when any sort of record was a liability

He could and did promise whatever he thought his target audience wanted to hear, in the most vague and hyperbolic terms

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:46:24am

re: #80 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He ran as the anti-politician at a time when people were particularly fed up with politicians and politics as usual

He had no record of public service at a time when any sort of record was a liability

He could and did promise whatever he thought his target audience wanted to hear, in the most vague and hyperbolic terms

And in 2020, Trump will claim that he’s delivered on all of those promises.

The reality?

He’s failed to build any new wall. The immigration crisis continues to worsen thanks to Trump’s policies. The economy continues to putter along despite Trump’s efforts to undermine it through trade wars that have damaged his base (and some of them are beginning to realize it even with the bailout to farmers).

But the media will first state Trump lies without any of that context, and it will put any Democrat at an immediate disadvantage (and because media will magic balance fairy the fuck out of things to try and show how Democrats are no different from Trump and the GOP).

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jeffreyw  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:47:09am

re: #74 nowherenorth2

I can’t understand a word until before he acts. Also I continue to watch and laugh so hard I can’t speak.

I had no idea what he was going to do or what he was saying but I did catch the one word. He seemed angry. Not sure why he came out of his shirt. Perhaps it was reflexive, like before doing a cannonball into a local swimming hole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:47:44am

re: #81 lawhawk

And in 2020, Trump will claim that he’s delivered on all of those promises.

He will made unfounded claims and not hear them directly contested by any reporter in his presence.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:49:34am
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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:52:54am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:57:23am
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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 28, 2019 • 6:58:47am

Well, I missed the debate being at work, but glad to see one of my favorite candidates did so well. The kind of well that makes Trump worry about his debate with a Dem. Worry about losing it all.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:01:46am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Not if an entire party is against it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:01:51am
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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:06:28am

re: #78 lawhawk

My concern is that Trump might simply refuse to participate in any debates, knowing that it’d go badly.

Of course, that’d make him look like he’s scared, so he might feel compelled to do so and then stalk around like a deranged lunatic just as he did in 2016 spewing empty platitudes, lies, and nonsensical word salad.

And it didn’t matter in the end either as the GOP carried the day for Trump.

I agree. Which is why, when someone said that we’re not looking for a candidate only Democrats vote for, I mostly disagree. We should be looking for the candidate that will draw out the most Democrats, the one that will inspire them. And that’s going to take someone who inspires minorties, women, and the middle and lower class to vote. I think there’s a lot of possible candidates that fit that.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:11:03am

we are so fucked

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:15:04am

It’s hot in NYC. A great day to start impeachment investigations, if only to protect the next election, but what do I know, I Iive without AC.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:20:21am

talkingpointsmemo.com

As political observers we often focus on text at the expense of subtext, the libretto at the expense of the score, where the real story is told. The big winner tonight was Kamala Harris. She was consistently strong in her answers. Her dramatic confrontation with Joe Biden is clearly the story of the evening. But again, score over libretto. Somewhat like Booker last night but much more so, she took possession of the room and turned it to her advantage. She repeatedly kept talking until she was done talking and did it without sounding rude or grating. She could do that because she embodied command. She made the moderators sound annoying. She continually showed through actions rather than words that she’s powerful, that she commands the room, that she shapes the moment rather than being shaped by it. This sort of demonstration of command is always important. It’s especially important when the ultimate opponent is Donald Trump. She was far and away the big winner.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:32:15am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

Europe doesn’t know how to cope with these kinds of temps. Not even close to coping with those kinds of temps. Europe doesn’t have the same level of air conditioning usage as we see in the US, which means that heat waves are far more deadly there than here (and they’re plenty deadly here).

Heck, if you look at the record temps by country in Europe, the vast majority of them have occurred since 2000.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:35:09am
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stpaulbear  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:37:36am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

I’m surprised that Trump didn’t follow up with “But you get to kill them in you’re country”.

Edit: sounds like he did say that.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:46:56am

re: #72 Decatur Deb

At this stage they should be showcasing their unique virtues without submarining the entire party. If the game is to open a rival’s arteries, they’re doing it wrong.

Biden has been opening his own arteries with unforced errors and the best thing for his candidacy in the long run is for him to get shaken up a bit. He’s been coasting on past accomplishments and affable old white guy appeal and the sense of inevitability that stems from that is potentially far more damaging for all of us than Kamala holding up a mirror and showing him what he really looks like in the light.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:50:59am

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

Biden has been opening his own arteries with unforced errors and the best thing for his candidacy in the long run is for him to get shaken up a bit. He’s been coasting on past accomplishments and affable old white guy appeal and the sense of inevitability that stems from that is potentially far more damaging for all of us than Kamala holding up a mirror and showing him what he really looks like in the light.

I don’t expect him to recover. His contribution from here is to absorb shit from Democrats and Republicans. With luck he’ll keep catching flak as long as possible.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:51:46am

Biden was a great Senator and VP but he’s not without flaws. He’s also not beyond criticism. His past stance on busing directly impacted millions of schoolchildren including one who debated him last night. It’s a nomination not a coronation. We got by just fine with Obama and Clinton criticizing each other. Biden’s s pragmatist. He’s not going to be a baby if Kamala, Elizabeth, or whoever beats him.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:53:58am

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

Also it’s June 2019, this is the time to be hashing shit out.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:54:34am

re: #100 goddamnedfrank

Also it’s June 2019, this is the time to be hashing shit out.

Yep.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:55:24am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

Yep.

And if some of those folks are snowflakes who can’t handle the heat and wilt under scrutiny, then maybe the WH isn’t the right place for them.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 7:56:34am

re: #100 goddamnedfrank

Also it’s June 2019, this is the time to be hashing shit out.

January 2017 was the time to hash things out. We didn’t.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:05:07am

re: #80 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He ran as the anti-politician at a time when people were particularly fed up with politicians and politics as usual

He had no record of public service at a time when any sort of record was a liability

He could and did promise whatever he thought his target audience wanted to hear, in the most vague and hyperbolic terms

and they bought every one of the lies (still do)
and didn’t hold him accountable for even one of them (and still don’t)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:06:12am

re: #104 DangerMan

and they bought every one of the lies (still do)
and didn’t hold him accountable for even one of them (and still don’t)

because their notion of “journalism” is all about celebrity access

if they actually did the job that journalists are supposed to, they would lose their access and their jobs

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:08:16am

This brilliant analysis by Molly McKew was published just before Trump took office. Every trend McKew identifies has come to pass. Americans remain oblivious to how this new world disorder works. Full disclosure: McKew is a registered agent of the Georgian government and openly advises governments that are under direct threat of Russian aggression.

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?

First, it is a war. A thing to be won, decisively — not a thing to be negotiated or bargained. It’s all one war: Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, the Baltics, Georgia. It’s what Vladislav Surkov, Putin’s ‘grey cardinal’ and lead propagandist, dubbed “non-linear war” in his science fiction story “Without Sky,” in 2014.

Second, it’s all one war machine. Military, technological, information, diplomatic, economic, cultural, criminal, and other tools are all controlled by the state and deployed toward one set of strategic objectives. This is the Gerasimov doctrine, penned by Valery Gerasimov, the Russian Chief of the General Staff, in 2013. Political warfare is meant to achieve specific political outcomes favorable to the Kremlin: it is preferred to physical conflict because it is cheap and easy. The Kremlin has many notches in its belt in this category, some of which have been attributed, many likely not. It’s a mistake to see this campaign in the traditional terms of political alliances: rarely has the goal been to install overtly pro-Russian governments. Far more often, the goal is simply to replace Western-style democratic regimes with illiberal, populist, or nationalist ones.

Third, information warfare is not about creating an alternate truth, but eroding our basic ability to distinguish truth at all. It is not “propaganda” as we’ve come to think of it, but the less obvious techniques known in Russia as “active measures” and “reflexive control”. Both are designed to make us, the targets, act against our own best interests.

Fourth, the diplomatic side of this non-linear war isn’t a foreign policy aimed at building a new pro-Russian bloc, Instead, it’s what the Kremlin calls a “multi-vector” foreign policy, undermining the strength of Western institutions by coalescing alternate — ideally temporary and limited — centers of power. Rather than a stable world order undergirded by the U.S. and its allies, the goal is an unstable new world order of “all against all.” The Kremlin has tried to accelerate this process by both inflaming crises that overwhelm the Western response (for example, the migration crisis in Europe, and the war in eastern Ukraine) and by showing superiority in ‘solving’ crises the West could not (for example, bombing Syria into submission, regardless of the cost, to show Russia can impose stability in the Middle East when the West cannot).

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:11:46am

excluding myself, you folks post a lot of divergent views here
and i agree with a lot of it - most of it
even when sets of ideas would be contradictory

because there are a lot of good ideas here
there are a lot of reasonably (enough) thought out positions

there is very little knee-jerk and almost no dogma

i can and do support most of it

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:12:36am

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This brilliant analysis by Molly McKew was published just before Trump took office. Every trend McKew identifies has come to pass. Americans remain oblivious to how this new world disorder works. Full disclosure: McKew is a registered agent of the Georgian government and openly advises governments that are under direct threat of Russian aggression.

Third, information warfare is not about creating an alternate truth, but eroding our basic ability to distinguish truth at all.

That’s the key, and it’s been in play for a long time.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:12:49am

re: #102 lawhawk

And if some of those folks are snowflakes who can’t handle the heat and wilt under scrutiny, then maybe the WH isn’t the right place for them.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:14:04am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

because their notion of “journalism” is all about celebrity access

if they actually did the job that journalists are supposed to, they would lose their access and their jobs

that’s true
i also meant the people he promised stuff to (not the rich)

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:16:22am

re: #107 DangerMan

excluding myself, you folks post a lot of divergent views here
and i agree with a lot of it - most of it
even when sets of ideas would be contradictory

because there are a lot of good ideas here
there are a lot of reasonably (enough) thought out positions

there is very little knee-jerk and almost no dogma

i can and do support most of it

Because we are more alike than we are different. For our sins.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:22:51am

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Still having a hard time envisioning the end-game they are shooting for. It doesn’t seem ideological, nationalist, or even corporatist. Basically we might be looking at a couple emergent Mafia families with nukes.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:23:14am

I find it fucking comical that NeverTrumpers are barking at the Democrats on who is a suitable candidate. Flashback: These are the same people who embraced and pushed every radical GOP policy and candidate for decades and then they got bit in the ass when Donnie became their leader as a direct results from those decades of radical policies and candidates. FFS

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:28:41am

re: #112 Decatur Deb

Still having a hard time envisioning the end-game they are shooting for. It doesn’t seem ideological, nationalist, or even corporatist. Basically we might be looking at a couple emergent Mafia families with nukes.

That’s about it. I think what Putin wants is a new Russian empire, encompassing not just the old Soviet Union but all the unrealized ambitions of the original Czarist empire. These would be things like warm-water access on the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean and economic dominance of African and Middle Eastern resources. His empire would be an island of stability in a world of chaos. His job is to create the chaos, with his internal thuggery to maintain the stability.

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Archangelus  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:33:40am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:34:48am

re: #114 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That’s about it. I think what Putin wants is a new Russian empire, encompassing not just the old Soviet Union but all the unrealized ambitions of the original Czarist empire. These would be things like warm-water access on the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean and economic dominance of African and Middle Eastern resources. His empire would be an island of stability in a world of chaos. His job is to create the chaos, with his internal thuggery to maintain the stability.

Would count that as one Mafia family. Another one or two might be shaping up here. There’s room for a couple more, wherever uncontrollable wealth accumulates. Throw in some privately-owned nukes and you’ve got a saleable 28th Bond screenplay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:36:16am

re: #114 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That’s about it. I think what Putin wants is a new Russian empire, encompassing not just the old Soviet Union but all the unrealized ambitions of the original Czarist empire. These would be things like warm-water access on the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean and economic dominance of African and Middle Eastern resources. His empire would be an island of stability in a world of chaos. His job is to create the chaos, with his internal thuggery to maintain the stability.

I think that he just wants to start with re-establishing the old Russian Empire, do not forget there are millions of ethnic Russians “stranded” outside the borders of Russia, those are his own Sudetendeutsch.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:42:45am

re: #114 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Worth noting: Quite a few Americans are just fine with this country disintegrating into a patchwork of medieval fiefdoms, gang territories, and theocracies, with some autonomous states and city-states tolerated for their technical know-how. In some states, like California, state and local governments will attempt to protect the environment and workers’ rights and prevent racial and religious discrimination. In other areas, like some parts of Texas, the long arm of the federal government is the only thing preventing the literal revival of slavery and hereditary theocracy. These people are the natural allies of Putin and the new Russian empire.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:43:42am

President Carter yo:

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:44:34am

re: #118 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Worth noting: Quite a few Americans are just fine with this country disintegrating into a patchwork of medieval fiefdoms, gang territories, and theocracies, with some autonomous states and city-states tolerated for their technical know-how. In some states, like California, state and local governments will attempt to protect the environment and workers’ rights and prevent racial and religious discrimination. In other areas, like some parts of Texas, the long arm of the federal government is the only thing preventing the literal revival of slavery and hereditary theocracy. These people are the natural allies of Putin and the new Russian empire.

The Aristocrats Patiots!!!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:45:34am

re: #119 lawhawk

President Carter yo:

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Since he only served one term, President Carter is eligible to run again. He’s almost 95 but what the hell, anything is better than Trump.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:48:42am

re: #121 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

re: #119 lawhawk

Knows a crooked third-world election when he sees one.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:51:56am

re: #119 lawhawk

President Carter yo:

President Carter is going to get a series of angry tweets from Donnie in 5…4….3….

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b.d.  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:53:07am

re: #119 lawhawk

President Carter yo:

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Carter must be bucking to be the new John McCain.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 8:57:01am

re: #116 Decatur Deb

Would count that as one Mafia family. Another one or two might be shaping up here. There’s room for a couple more, wherever uncontrollable wealth accumulates. Throw in some privately-owned nukes and you’ve got a saleable 28th Bond screenplay.

Erik Prince of Darkness would flourish in such an environment. In fact, he and his clan are already flourishing, as he recruits mercenaries all over the world, echoing (and possibly abetting) Putin’s deniable “men in green” who seem to pop up wherever Russia needs violence done. On another front, his sister, Princess Amway, is busily weakening the west by dismantling the US education system.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:08:08am

re: #111 Decatur Deb

Because we are more alike than we are different. For our sins.

yes
and within that broad swath there is a good deal of variety

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:13:09am

re: #111 Decatur Deb

Because we are more alike than we are different. For our sins.

And where we are different, we’re generally not the kind of people to decide it’s something that should prevent us from communicating.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:18:20am

Interesting video piece from AJ
MEK is a radical Marxist/Islamist group that was a notably violent participant in the revolution against the Shah in the 1970s. It lost out in the subsequent power struggles, left the country, and re-branded itself as a kind of exile opposition group. At one time, they were based in Iraq and received support from Saddam Hussein. They were placed on the US list of terrorist organizations during the Clinton administration but were removed under Bush in 2003. They are unequivocally condemned by both the Islamic government and by exiled royalist supporters of the former Shah’s family, surely a unique distinction. Yet, both John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani have taken thousands of dollars in speaker’s fees from this gang, and Bolton remains an outspoken advocate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:20:07am

re: #128 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Interesting video piece from AJ
MEK is a radical Marxist/Islamist group that was a notably violent participant in the revolution against the Shah in the 1970s. It lost out in the subsequent power struggles, left the country, and re-branded itself as a kind of exile opposition group. At one time, they were based in Iraq and received support from Saddam Hussein. They were placed on the US list of terrorist organizations during the Clinton administration but were removed under Bush in 2003. They are unequivocally condemned by both the Islamic government and by exiled royalist supporters of the former Shah’s family, surely a unique distinction. Yet, both John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani have taken thousands of dollars in speaker’s fees from this gang, and Bolton remains an outspoken advocate.

Just the sort of Regime Change this gang is after: an unstable puppet regime that the US can “control”…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:21:30am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:22:20am

That damn photo of the father and daughter continues to break my heart…

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:26:10am

re: #130 I Would Prefer Not To

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This one killed me.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:28:31am

re: #130 I Would Prefer Not To

An obvious counterpoint to the Republicans’ voodoo economics.

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darthstar  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:33:34am

Happy Friday, everyone.

I don’t always piss him off…here we were just yesterday morning.

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darthstar  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:35:05am

re: #134 darthstar

Happy Friday, everyone.

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I don’t always piss him off…here we were just yesterday morning.

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And Wednesday…see? He does smile.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:37:45am

re: #129 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just the sort of Regime Change this gang is after: an unstable puppet regime that the US can “control”…

Bolton’s connection to (ie “employment by”) MEK suggests a possible scenario for the amateurish tanker attacks in the Gulf. I don’t believe that the US Navy would be willing to carry out this kind of false flag attack, and if they were, they would have blown the ships sky-high with actual Russian torpedoes like Iran’s rather than knocking a few holes in them with dubiously sourced limpet mines. Bolton, however, has the contacts and the information access to at least be helpful in staging such an operation. Though very warlike he is a little fuzzy on how military operations actually work, and it could well look like a good idea to him in light of his objectives.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:47:31am

Wild horses couldn’t drag me back to Facebook but this does look fun.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:51:01am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:51:03am

A while back, I saw some media cultist “celebrity” say that sitting on the porch was a “low class thing to do.” Since then I have made a point of sitting on the porch for a while every day. Especially since my recent birthday, it has been a good vantage point for yelling at clouds and possibly for cursing teenage punks off my lawn if they dare to show up here in the xenoburbs. I need to get some better furniture, or maybe I’ll just stick with the low class theme, The New Yorker notwithstanding.

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darthstar  Jun 28, 2019 • 9:55:50am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:00:49am

Russian bots spreading birther bullshit about Kamala
Please report, not that it will do any good.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:01:51am

re: #123 Dr. Matt

President Carter is going to get a series of angry tweets from Donnie in 5…4….3….

And Jimmy Carter won’t give a fuck what Trump tweets.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:01:55am
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Teukka  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:06:15am

re: #140 darthstar

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:07:45am

re: #133 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

An obvious counterpoint to the Republicans’ voodoo economics.

their’s has been prove doa
her’s ‘could’ work

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:08:08am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Note that “BestBets” is also a snake-oiler (“herbs heal all”)

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Skip Intro  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:08:49am

re: #137 goddamnedfrank

It’s full of crazy people.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:10:32am

re: #139 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A while back, I saw some media cultist “celebrity” say that sitting on the porch was a “low class thing to do.” Since then I have made a point of sitting on the porch for a while every day. Especially since my recent birthday, it has been a good vantage point for yelling at clouds and possibly for cursing teenage punks off my lawn if they dare to show up here in the xenoburbs. I need to get some better furniture, or maybe I’ll just stick with the low class theme, The New Yorker notwithstanding.

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a 40th floor balcony is aok though

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:11:48am

Surely she realizes there are plenty of good properties with nice porches right?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:12:44am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Russian bots spreading birther bullshit about Kamala
Please report, not that it will do any good.

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Ticks me off that Twitter will not let me report anyone since Tomi’s Twits put me in Twitter lockdown for a week.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:14:21am
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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:22:26am

re: #135 darthstar

He’s a Good Boy. And so is his Dad……

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:22:40am

re: #151 Dread Pirate

But the OGE is largely toothless, isn’t it?

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:28:27am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Russian bots spreading birther bullshit about Kamala
Please report, not that it will do any good.

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And thus we see that Kamala Harris won last night’s “debate.”

Personal note:

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darthstar  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:32:22am

re: #154 calochortus

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garzooma  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:35:41am

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Russian bots spreading birther bullshit about Kamala
Please report, not that it will do any good.

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They know we can see her, right?

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:36:05am

re: #155 darthstar

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:36:38am

Oh my! The Outlaw Jersey Whale roasted Chuck U Todd!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:37:35am

re: #156 garzooma

They know we can see her, right?

There’s a whole lot of “here’s why white people can oppose her without being racist” racist stuff in there.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:37:56am

re: #154 calochortus

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Mike Lamb  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:40:46am

I know the Harris is half-Jamaican/half-Indian, therefore not African/Black American is mostly a bot thing, but where do they think the vast majority of Jamaicans were forcibly transferred from?

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:42:53am

re: #161 Mike Lamb

I know the Harris is half-Jamaican/half-Indian, therefore not African/Black American is mostly a bot thing, but where do they think the vast majority of Jamaicans were forcibly transferred from?

Totally different!!!
//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:43:03am

re: #161 Mike Lamb

I know the Harris is half-Jamaican/half-Indian, therefore not African/Black American is mostly a bot thing, but where do they think the vast majority of Jamaicans were forcibly transferred from?

Also, “American” is not a term exclusive to the USA.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:43:08am

re: #154 calochortus

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:45:42am

re: #154 calochortus

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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:46:27am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:47:36am

re: #161 Mike Lamb

I know the Harris is half-Jamaican/half-Indian, therefore not African/Black American is mostly a bot thing, but where do they think the vast majority of Jamaicans were forcibly transferred from?

You think when cops decide to pull someone over they give any consideration to whether the person has Jamaican, Kenyan or Somalian ancestry? Dark skin is dark skin. Prejudices just aren’t that nuanced.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:49:32am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:51:54am

re: #168 Dread Pirate

Reports that Pence had his fingers crossed behind his back as he made said assurances are unsubstantiated, but plausible.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:52:18am

re: #161 Mike Lamb

I know the Harris is half-Jamaican/half-Indian, therefore not African/Black American is mostly a bot thing, but where do they think the vast majority of Jamaicans were forcibly transferred from?

Errr, Bermuda?

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Mattand  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:52:20am

One more reason to detest Chuck Todd: he’s making me agree with Chris Christie.

Oh well. I can still take solace in the fact I wasn’t stupid enough to vote for Christie either time, or worse, both.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:54:24am

re: #171 Mattand

One more reason to detest Chuck Todd: he’s making me agree with Chris Christie.

Oh well. I can still take solace in the fact I wasn’t stupid enough to vote for Christie either time, or worse, both.

To think that there was a time when I at least respected him for standing up to Islamophobes who opposed his choice of a Muslim judge or his bipartisan work with Obama on hurricane relief.

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:55:00am

re: #169 Eclectic Cyborg

Reports that Pence had his fingers crossed behind his back as he made said assurances are unsubstantiated, but plausible.

On the other hand, Pelosi is a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them. Maybe she has something to back up the deal?

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:55:41am

re: #159 Belafon

There’s a whole lot of “here’s why white people can oppose her without being racist” racist stuff in there.

I’m gonna say it

As if racists ask “where you from” after seeing the color of your skin but before they decide to be racist

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Scottish Dragon  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:56:16am

What the utter fuck….

The federal government is rolling back protections that have held off deportations for non-citizen service members, their families and veterans, according to a top immigration lawyer.

Memos are circulating among Homeland Security and Defense Department personnel, as well as lawyers who handle service member immigration issues, announcing the end of a handful of policies that have allowed thousands of people to stay in the U.S. while they sort out their resident status.

“I wanted to confirm that this was all true, so I started calling a few people, and I got confirmation in various emails that this was all true,” Margaret Stock, an Alaska-based attorney, told Military Times in a Thursday phone interview…..

The memos show that both deferred action and parole in place are being eliminated for service members, veterans and their families, “with the exception of the immediate relatives of United States citizens ― and those are people who don’t actually need deferred action, for the most part,” because they have another path to legal residency, Stock said.

That covers military veterans, current service members and family members ― including parents, spouses and children ― in both the active and reserve components, she said.

“And then they’re also going to eliminate parole in place for family members, veterans, reservists, National Guard and all active duty people,” she added.

The changes will also affect troops serving under the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program, which allows green card holders to serve in the military and eventually apply for citizenship.

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sagehen  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:56:25am

re: #159 Belafon

There’s a whole lot of “here’s why white people can oppose her without being racist” racist stuff in there.

Except she never said she’s “African-American”. She says she’s black. Which she is. Most Jamaicans are.

Other black people who aren’t African-American — Haitians. Dominicans. A significant percentage of Panamanians. Americans whose parents or grandparents came from Trinidad or the Bahamas or other West Indies islands. Americans and Brits and French and Norwegians whose parents or grandparents came from Nigeria or Kenya. French people whose parents or grandparents were from Angola. Israelis whose parents or grandparents were from Ethiopia or Sudan.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:56:51am

re: #167 Eclectic Cyborg

You think when cops decide to pull someone over they give any consideration to whether the person is Jamaican, Kenyan or Somalian? Dark skin is dark skin. Prejudices just aren’t that nuanced.

Gmta you type faster

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:56:55am

re: #174 DangerMan

I’m gonna say it

As if racists ask “where you from” after seeing the color of your skin but before they decide to be racist

She would have been sold at a market down in New Orleans along with the rest of the dark skinned people back in 1860.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 10:58:43am

re: #173 calochortus

On the other hand, Pelosi is a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them. Maybe she has something to back up the deal?

I hope so. If not she’s just about lost me for good.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:04:54am
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Scottish Dragon  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:06:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:06:21am

re: #173 calochortus

On the other hand, Pelosi is a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them. Maybe she has something to back up the deal?

and maybe it never happened.

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:09:15am

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

and maybe it never happened.

Who knows?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:11:49am

re: #183 calochortus

Who knows?

it’s all FakeNews, innit?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:12:58am

The United States could never survive if only white people were allowed to serve in the military.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:15:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:16:30am

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

The United States could never survive if only staight white males were allowed to serve in the military.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:17:11am

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Very nice, but that still means he could be paroled in ten or fifteen years, right?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:18:12am
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Mike Lamb  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:19:11am

re: #168 Dread Pirate

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This absolutely doesn’t pass the smell test. The far more logical possibility is that the moderates who would take a ding electorally if the bill didn’t pass won the day. Pelosi is pragmatic, not stupid. Whole thing feels like a plant by the Admin (maybe some disgruntled progressives) to make her look bad within the party.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:30:45am

re: #190 Mike Lamb

This absolutely doesn’t pass the smell test. The far more logical possibility is that the moderates who would take a ding electorally if the bill didn’t pass won the day. Pelosi is pragmatic, not stupid. Whole thing feels like a plant by the Admin (maybe some disgruntled progressives) to make her look bad within the party.

today’s electoral-vote.com

While the more liberal members of the House are furious, Pelosi probably realized that even if the Senate had passed the House bill, Trump would not have signed it, since he wants the kids to suffer in order to deter future immigration. By going along with the Senate bill, the kids may get some help. This bill is a kind of asymmetric warfare. The Democrats really want to pass something, but the Republicans don’t really need the bill and would have been happy to have it die as long as they could place the blame on the Democrats. So Pelosi caved in order that the children got some help. In any negotiation about anything, if one side really wants a deal and the other doesn’t care one way or the other, the side that wants a deal is at the mercy of the other one.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:34:12am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

Very nice, but that still means he could be paroled in ten or fifteen years, right?

What do you want?

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darthstar  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:42:02am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:45:15am

re: #193 darthstar

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I posted before about what a crook Williamson is. She had no business being on that stage last night.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:46:27am

re: #191 DangerMan

Amazing how we can have articles now that just casually mention that the President of the United States wants kids to suffer.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:48:50am

re: #195 Eclectic Cyborg

Amazing how we can have articles now that just casually mention that the President of the United States wants kids to suffer.

And evangelicals applaud him and kiss his ass when he does that!

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Dread Pirate  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:51:53am
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calochortus  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:52:31am

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danarchy  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:53:03am

re: #193 darthstar

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She said intergalactic not interplanetary.

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic

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Skip Intro  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:56:58am

re: #186 Charles Johnson

They actually called him a white supemacist? Amazing.

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unproven innocence  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:57:53am

News bridge over troubled waters, from Al Jazeera:

US: Officials escape charges over Flint poison water scandal


At about 1m 40s—
“Now, a newly elected procecutor says pending charges against eight officials have been dropped, because SHE wants to start the investigation from scratch.”

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sagehen  Jun 28, 2019 • 11:59:24am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

Very nice, but that still means he could be paroled in ten or fifteen years, right?

In some states, “life in prison” really does mean LIFE. IN. PRISON.

Not sure if Virginia is one of those states.

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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:00:02pm

re: #44 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We have a beater car I drive around town. Have wanted the fake bullet holes forever. :D

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:02:22pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:05:09pm

The Late, Great Dave Van Ronk: “Stackerlee”

Inside Llewyn Davis - Please Mr. Kennedy

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:07:12pm
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Teukka  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:08:21pm

...

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:13:33pm

re: #161 Mike Lamb

I know the Harris is half-Jamaican/half-Indian, therefore not African/Black American is mostly a bot thing, but where do they think the vast majority of Jamaicans were forcibly transferred from?

They’re aiming for an audience that thinks Jamaica is near India, or in the South Pacific, or maybe southern Europe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:16:25pm

re: #208 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They’re aiming for an audience that thinks Jamaica is near India, or in the South Pacific, or maybe southern Europe.

Remember Michelle Bachmann complaining about Obama sending advisers to Uganda?

“First he got us into Libya, now he is getting us into Africa!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:16:37pm

My Twitter account has been suspended.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:18:20pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

My Twitter account has been suspended.

What? Why?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:18:56pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

My Twitter account has been suspended.

Uh oh, why?

213
Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:18:58pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

I’m with you. I only wear them when I absolutely have to and even then, I prefer bowties for formal events.

But any time I don’t NEED a tie, I’m a happy man. I’d rather be in jeans and a t-shirt any day of the week.

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:18:59pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:19:08pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

My Twitter account has been suspended.

The hell?

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William Lewis  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:23:10pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

My Twitter account has been suspended.

Hoping you at least pissed of one of Jack’s Nazis.

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Varek Raith  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:25:49pm

re: #19 Dave In Austin

Dave’s not here.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:26:05pm

The Onion.
John Bolton Urges War Against The Sun After Uncovering Evidence It Has Nuclear Capabilities

Amid escalating tensions with the hostile celestial object, National Security Adviser John Bolton argued for military action against the Sun Monday after being presented with evidence it has nuclear capabilities. “Newly collected intelligence shows the Sun, day after day, generating extreme levels of nuclear energy, and America simply cannot stand idly by any longer,” said Bolton, adding that the United States will soon be forced to consider a preemptive attack on the Sun, such as deploying troops to the Sun’s surface or a targeted strike to swiftly take out the Sun.

He should lead the invasion in person.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:26:55pm

re: #212 Charles Johnson

Uh oh, why?

I have no idea. I did not even get a message from Twitter. I checked both emails that I use.

220
The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:27:11pm

My alternate account is @Pie_Overlord

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:27:31pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

My Twitter account has been suspended.

WTF. Food pron wasn’t it?

222
plansbandc  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:28:10pm

re: #219 The Vicious Babushka

Well shit. That really sucks.

223
Citizen K  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:28:32pm

re: #219 The Vicious Babushka

I have no idea. I did not even get a message from Twitter. I checked both emails that I use.

Sounds like one of the fellow travelers in charge of ‘moderating’ Twitter decided you weren’t sufficiently deferential toward those maligned, misunderstood white supremacists.

224
The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:31:56pm

Every Friday I send out a bunch of #FF followback Tweets. I have been doing this every Friday since joining Twitter. Did someone suddenly decide this is spam?

225
The Pie Overlord!  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:36:52pm

Does “suspended” mean IT’S PERMANENT? Don’t they usually send a message?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:38:09pm

re: #225 The Vicious Babushka

Does “suspended” mean IT’S PERMANENT? Don’t they usually send a message?

It might just be the timeout variety. 12 hours happens on my feed

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Archangelus  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:38:10pm

re: #219 The Vicious Babushka

I have no idea. I did not even get a message from Twitter. I checked both emails that I use.

WTF. That’s is such total BS…. >:-(

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:44:04pm

re: #225 The Vicious Babushka

Does “suspended” mean IT’S PERMANENT? Don’t they usually send a message?

Maybe not

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:45:40pm

Julien Lepelletiere’s tribute to the Apollo 11 astronauts. An F-9F Panther as flown by Neil Armstrong leads an F-86 Sabre as flown by both Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins.

Facebook Post

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Scottish Dragon  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:50:47pm
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Mattand  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:53:23pm

re: #172 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

To think that there was a time when I at least respected him for standing up to Islamophobes who opposed his choice of a Muslim judge or his bipartisan work with Obama on hurricane relief.

Honestly, I gave Christie props for that as well. He would then post a video of himself screaming at a teacher (of which my sister is one) in a town hall meeting, or just being a ignorant shit in general.

Bridgegate was not a surprise, to put it mildly.

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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:53:31pm

re: #230 Scottish Dragon

Forced busing didn’t cause white flight.

Racists who fear mongered having minorities moving into their communities did.

Whites didn’t want to see their “pristine and lily white” schools besotted with “those” people.

And white flight was also moving away from urban cores to the suburbs where whites could avoid interacting with minorities. Again, racism was the underpinning, not busing.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:53:39pm

re: #230 Scottish Dragon

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Ben Shapiro is a fucking idiot.

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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:53:54pm

Shapiro is such a douche. And his voice makes me want to stab my eardrums out with knitting needles.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:56:25pm

Ben probably thinks he’s smart because he uses phrases like “political poison”.

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Mattand  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:57:32pm

My father was a kid in the 50’s when my grandparents moved from Philly to NJ. For all the other issues involved, busing was not one of them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2019 • 12:59:50pm

re: #236 Mattand

My father was a kid in the 50’s when my grandparents moved from Philly to NJ. For all the other issues involved, busing was not one of them.

I grew up in Gary, where my mom, a widow, could not afford to join all the other whites in their flight to the suburbs.

These people have little idea of the dynamics of race relations and how they relate to real estate and education.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:02:08pm

re: #233 I Would Prefer Not To

Ben Shapiro is a fucking idiot.

In addition to the excellent fisking from “Some More News”:

The West According to Ben Shapiro

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:02:37pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:05:22pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:06:51pm

re: #230 Scottish Dragon

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No matter how many times Benjyboy posts racist crap on Twitter The Alt Right will still reject him.

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Belafon  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:10:05pm

re: #176 sagehen

Except she never said she’s “African-American”. She says she’s black. Which she is. Most Jamaicans are.

Other black people who aren’t African-American — Haitians. Dominicans. A significant percentage of Panamanians. Americans whose parents or grandparents came from Trinidad or the Bahamas or other West Indies islands. Americans and Brits and French and Norwegians whose parents or grandparents came from Nigeria or Kenya. French people whose parents or grandparents were from Angola. Israelis whose parents or grandparents were from Ethiopia or Sudan.

Agreed. The word racist outside the quote is intentional.

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Scottish Dragon  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:14:53pm

re: #240 gocart mozart

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Had to laugh at the twitter site….Men’s Corner! A muscle car up top and a bosomy blonde German bar maid draining a half gallon of beer for the avatar…

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DangerMan  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:15:25pm

re: #232 lawhawk

Forced busing didn’t cause white flight.

Racists who fear mongered having minorities moving into their communities did.

Whites didn’t want to see their “pristine and lily white” schools besotted with “those” people.

And white flight was also moving away from urban cores to the suburbs where whites could avoid interacting with minorities. Again, racism was the underpinning, not busing.

{applause}

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sagehen  Jun 28, 2019 • 1:28:58pm

re: #232 lawhawk

Forced busing didn’t cause white flight.

Racists who fear mongered having minorities moving into their communities did.

Whites didn’t want to see their “pristine and lily white” schools besotted with “those” people.

And white flight was also moving away from urban cores to the suburbs where whites could avoid interacting with minorities. Again, racism was the underpinning, not busing.

A lot of white flight was deliberately engineered by the federal gov’t, or state legislatures, and a lot of the white people who flee’d wouldn’t have cared about minority neighbors or schools with diverse student bodies.

But subsidized mortgages in neighborhoods where single-family dwellings with nice yards, generous libraries and parks and community pools and brand-new spacious schools with small class sizes and football fields and baseball fields and state-of-the-art science labs…

And brand-new multi-lane highways from your suburb into the city, and new shopping centers near your home, and factories moving from the city to out beyond the suburb ‘cause land was cheaper there…

The individual desire to have cleaner air, quiet at night and a 2-car garage and a lawn and a flower garden made it really easy to not even notice that FHA regulations required these towns to be whites-only.

ETA: Busing was a 1970’s attempt to ameliorate some of the (predictable) results of these 1940’s/1950’s/1960’s land-use laws.


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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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Black Pumas- ‘Colors’Live in Studio 1A on June 21, 2019. Host: Jody DenbergAudio Engineer: Cliff HargroveProducer: Deidre GottCameras: Julia Reihs, Giulia Hjort, Micheal MinasiEdit: Julia Reihs
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PJ Morton Feat. JoJo - Say So - Official Music VideoFollow PJ: Instagram: instagram.comTwitter: @PJMortonFacebook: facebook.comWebsite: pjmortonmusic.com Follow JoJo:Instagram: instagram.comTwitter: @iamjojoFacebook: facebook.comWebsite: iamjojoofficial.com
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