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292 comments

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:30:04pm
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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:35:57pm

Remember when the USA didn’t lick Putin’s balls?

What a difference a vote makes:

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Given what just transpired between Comrade minus and Vladimir Putin, I thought it would be a stark reminder to post this photograph again.⁣

Asked by a reporter whether he would tell Russia not to meddle in our election, minus turned to Putin and, with a joking grin said, “Don’t meddle in our election.” Putin grinned as well.⁣

Minus and Putin also bonded about the press.⁣

“Get rid of them,” minus told Putin. “Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.” ⁣
⁣ “We also have,” Putin answered, in English. “It’s the same.”

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:41:12pm

re: #1 Dave In Austin

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If Mittens is fulfilling some LDS prophecy then I am even more less impressed by the Book of Mormon than I was…..and that is saying a lot!

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:45:11pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:49:27pm

Nah, send them to FEMA camp with a concrete floor to sleep on and a foil blanket. No soap or toothpaste either, not that they would have much use for them.

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Kilroy was here  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:49:27pm

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 6:52:19pm

re: #5 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Nah, send them to FEMA camp with a concrete floor to sleep on and a foil blanket. No soap or toothpaste either, not that they would have much use for them.

Give them FoxNews and a picture of Hillary to fling their poo at and they’ll be fine….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:23:44pm

Nice little jam.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:27:19pm

Duh Fu….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:28:32pm

re: #4 jaunte

And the really fucked up thing is the cartoonist is CANADIAN. Doesn’t even work in this country.

Update: Apparently the papers he worked for are owned by the Canadian version of the Koch Bros, so that explains it.

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:39:50pm

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Duh Fu….

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lol, Trump will start getting royalties on sales of the Bible.

Perfect, just perfect.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:47:43pm

I thought the Book of Trump was called Revelations.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:56:27pm
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retired cynic  Jun 29, 2019 • 7:58:02pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

Imagine that….

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:02:50pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

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If Trump is worth $778 Million then I am worth $780 million

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:04:33pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

Still way too damn much.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:07:43pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

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I can’t wait to see some bank’s credit lines get adjusted. Oh wait, that’s right, only one would loan to him.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:08:27pm
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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:12:07pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

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Yep, you huddled masses stay huddled and let the wise centrists take things from here.

Quite a different media take from the Tea Party rebellion when they took control of their party.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:17:11pm
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sagehen  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:20:35pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

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Jay-Z is richer than Donald Trump.
Dr Dre is richer than Donald Trump.
Oprah is richer than Donald Trump.
Kylie Jenner is richer than Donald Trump.

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Skip Intro  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:20:47pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

They’re just following the lead of Trump who has come to Biden’s defense while attacking Harris and JFC, Jimmy Carter. Meanwhile on FB I’m seeing a number of “vote blue, no matter who” people saying they will as long as it’s not Harris.

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retired cynic  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:22:23pm

re: #22 Skip Intro

They’re just following the lead of Trump who has come to Biden’s defense while attacking Harris and JFC, Jimmy Carter. Meanwhile on FB I’m seeing a number of “vote blue, no matter who” people saying they will as long as it’s not Harris.

Then we know who they are afraid of.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:27:29pm

Sorry but I have more sympathy for Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner.

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:29:23pm

re: #24 DodgerFan1988

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Sorry but I have more sympathy for Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner.

Getting beat up by ANTI-Fascists garners me no sympathy. F*ck off and change.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:34:27pm

I’ve been a very angry skiguy on Twitter today. Hidden because it’s probably in poor taste.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:44:32pm

Well shit.

Still no word from Twitter on why @ViciousBabushka had suspended. Aren’t they supposed to send you a warning or at least an explanation?

Meanwhile my backup account is @Pie_Overlord so if you haven’t already please follow. VB had over 16K followers, PO has 687.

I guess the main reason I am pissed is because of losing all my followers (including Mark Ruffalo & Rosie O’Donnell!) other than that I have configured Pie_Overlord on Tweetdeck with all the same parameters.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:46:25pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

Bunch of bullshit. You got swarmed with phony reports by a few angry right wing cultists. It’s happened to gocart mozart.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:52:23pm

Losing my followers. That would probably be the thing that bums me out the most if/when Twitter suspends @teleskiguy for whatever the fuck. Some of my favorite pro skiers, Kelly Carlin, Moon Zappa, almost everyone in the Umphrey’s McGee organization that has a Twitter account (players, sound guy, the band’s official account)…

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:55:06pm

How much you want to bet Bret Stephens’ next column is about birth rates?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 29, 2019 • 8:58:49pm

re: #28 teleskiguy

Bunch of bullshit. You got swarmed with phony reports by a few angry right wing cultists. It’s happened to gocart mozart.

My guess is that I sent out too many weekly Friday #FF #FBRParty Tweets of new followers (which I have done ever since I joined Twitter in 2010!) and for some reason they flagged that as “Spam” every though everyone ASKS to be put on these lists!

Other than that I have no idea what I did that would violate their TOS.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:00:27pm

re: #31 The Vicious Babushka

My guess is that I sent out too many weekly Friday #FF #FBRParty Tweets of new followers (which I have done ever since I joined Twitter in 2010!) and for some reason they flagged that as “Spam” every though everyone ASKS to be put on these lists!

Other than that I have no idea what I did that would violate their TOS.

They really should tell you why you’ve been banned. G-d knows the Rage Furby posted screenshots of his ban email to Facebook, etc. Something’s fucked.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:04:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:07:02pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

Village People.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:10:24pm
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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:13:15pm

re: #30 teleskiguy

Speaking of birthrates:

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:16:08pm

re: #36 calochortus

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:16:51pm

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:17:48pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

That looks helpful. Not.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:18:39pm

re: #36 calochortus

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:19:06pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

I guess you could be reinstated? Or not?

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:22:38pm

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CleverToad  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:25:52pm

re: #36 calochortus

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:26:11pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:26:50pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

I remember reading something similar a couple of years back - that Deutsche Bank reckoned Trump was worth something in the neighborhood of $800 million.

Which is certainly nothing to sneeze at and it’s a damn sight more than I have sitting in my bank account at the moment, but he’s not the “multi-billionaire” he so loudly claims to be.

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:29:58pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #43 CleverToad

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:30:11pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:34:59pm

I’m thinking bot:

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:36:03pm

re: #48 Belafon

I’m thinking bot:

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Because planning ahead is a bad thing in a president?

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danarchy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:36:24pm

re: #25 b.d.

Getting beat up by ANTI-Fascists garners me no sympathy. F*ck off and change.

No idea who Andy Ngo is, but whose cereal did he piss in to deserve this beat down?

Sorry, nobody will ever convince me that antifa are good guys.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:40:19pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:40:47pm

re: #50 danarchy

Proud Boy boot licker

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:41:12pm

re: #49 calochortus

Because planning ahead is a bad thing in a president?

I love that the name and avatar imply supporting Harris while the tweet clearly does not.

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:41:57pm

re: #53 Belafon

Just another disillusioned supporter. Probably going to vote GOP instead…

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:43:01pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:44:05pm

re: #55 austin_blue

Uh oh:

radar.weather.gov

Yep….

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CleverToad  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:45:31pm

re: #46 calochortus

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:47:09pm

re: #57 CleverToad

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:51:20pm

re: #50 danarchy

Depends on the individual antifa much like everything else in this world…

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:51:56pm

I think I’m out for the evening.
Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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danarchy  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:55:44pm

re: #59 William Lewis

Depends on the individual antifa much like everything else in this world…

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anti-facsists are generally good. Antifa the group is just an excuse for anarchists to go out in the streets in masks and break stuff and hurt people.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:56:26pm

We just got back from Scottsbluff. I had a good conversation with the pharmacist about the shingles vaccine.

She said she was surprised we came sixty miles one way to get it. Both my wife and I pointed out seeing shingles in people we knew, and we damn sure didn’t want to get it. Sixty miles is nothing compared to that.

She noted my t-shirt (“Teach the controversy, with the five traditional elements of Greek thought arranged as a periodic table) and laughed at that.

I then said I’m really not a fan of anti-vaxxers. She demurred, probably because she didn’t want to offend anyone. After I called them “pro-plaguers,” the dam broke. While she sat with us to observe after the shots (to ensure there wasn’t some terrible effect like sudden fainting or an allergic reaction), the conversation turned to making fun of anti-vaxxers.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:58:13pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

Also, from that article, I thought this was highly interesting:

Mr. Trump told Deutsche Bank his net worth was about $3 billion, but when bank employees reviewed his finances, they concluded he was worth about $788 million, according to documents produced during a lawsuit Mr. Trump brought against the former New York Times journalist Timothy O’Brien. And a senior investment-banking executive said in an interview that he and others cautioned that Mr. Trump should be avoided because he had worked with people in the construction industry connected to organized crime.

That would’ve been around 2004 or so.

And this is all part and parcel of NY state investigation into Trump……and there’s not a damn thing Trump can do about it.

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 9:59:57pm

re: #56 Dave In Austin

Yep….

Thirty five MPH pre -frontal gust just hit us.

This is a vanishingly rare event, this time of year. A low pressure system from up around Shreveport is moving southwest (!!) and pushing that squall line southwards toward us. The low will trend over Travis county tomorrow and then hook towards the northeast tomorrow, passing south of Dallas and then trend on its normal course to the northeast. I cannot remember when this has happened previously, this time of year, and I have lived here for over 30 years.

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Skip Intro  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:00:24pm

What the fuckity fucked shit is this?

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:02:14pm

re: #65 Skip Intro

What the fuckity fucked shit is this?

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Over/under on her running 2020? Semi-///

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:03:16pm

re: #65 Skip Intro

What the fuckity fucked shit is this?

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Nice tits, though.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:05:50pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

That’s encouraging! Right?

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:07:15pm

re: #65 Skip Intro

What the fuckity fucked shit is this?

NAKED NEPOTISM.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:08:17pm

re: #36 calochortus

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:10:57pm

re: #36 calochortus

Speaking of birthrates:

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Congradumalashuns, Grandma!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:13:39pm

re: #48 Belafon

I’m thinking bot:

And when I click on the tweet: This account’s tweets are protected.

I can’t see it in Twitter.

As for the claim “this attack was months in the planning,” as if that was something nefarious, there’s a term in politics for that: “Opposition Research.” Too bad the GOP didn’t employ it against Trump.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:14:32pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

She noted my t-shirt (“Teach the controversy, with the five traditional elements of Greek thought arranged as a periodic table) and laughed at that.

Now I’m confused.

Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and I haven’t a clue what the 5th might be.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:15:15pm
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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:16:20pm

re: #73 sagehen

Now I’m confused.

Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and I haven’t a clue what the 5th might be.

Phlegm.

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plansbandc  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:17:14pm

Love this Charles, thanks. Totally badass in an acoustic kind of way.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:18:36pm

re: #50 danarchy

No idea who Andy Ngo is, but whose cereal did he piss in to deserve this beat down?

Sorry, nobody will ever convince me that antifa are good guys.

He is an author at Quillette. He also has a YouTube channel where he defends people like the Proud Boys, frequently appears on FOX News to talk about “hate hoaxes,” has called for the death of Antifa activists (you know, those who oppose fascism), insists Christians will inherit the Earth and all non-Christian religious people and atheists will be killed, covered the so-called “Patriot Prayer” fascist group in Portland (as a participant), &c.

When you’re an atheist, you have to keep track of the Christians who want to kill you.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:21:11pm

re: #50 danarchy

No idea who Andy Ngo is, but whose cereal did he piss in to deserve this beat down?

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Sorry, nobody will ever convince me that antifa are good guys.

Andy Ngo is a Quillette editor. Given this association, I would wait for details from reputable sources on what actually happened. I wouldn’t believe anything that came from anyone associated with that publication.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:23:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:23:50pm

re: #55 austin_blue

Uh oh:

radar.weather.gov

Yikes. Stay safe.

We drove back along the edge of a huge supercell thunderstorm. I wish I’d had a camera to take a photograph of it. There were hundreds of lightning strikes along our trip home … the storm wanted to smite the Sandhills into glass.

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:27:28pm

Hmmm… Moderate rain, but no donder and blitzen. Good for us! Although, when this low pressure system twists around toward the northeast tomorrow, we’ll get around another 1” or so as it draws in gulf moisture. Fourth weekend in a row with heavy rain.

El Nino summer.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:28:17pm

re: #73 sagehen

Now I’m confused.

Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and I haven’t a clue what the 5th might be.

Aether

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:28:32pm

re: #75 austin_blue

Phlegm.

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:30:41pm

re: #78 Hecuba’s daughter

Andy Ngo is a Quillette editor. Given this association, I would wait for details from reputable sources on what actually happened. I wouldn’t believe anything that came from anyone associated with that publication.

There are a ton of fundraisers already going on over this. Separating the marks from their money.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:32:26pm

re: #73 sagehen

Now I’m confused.

Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and I haven’t a clue what the 5th might be.

Milla Jovovich, obviously.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:34:36pm
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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:36:51pm

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

Milla Jovovich, obviously.

Leeloo rules.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:38:22pm

In Which Junior Briefly Attempts to Accuse Kamala Harris of Not Being a Black Person (goes to Wonkette).

Well, this stupidness is now being promoted by Trump’s family.

Here we go again! Kamala Harris must have scared the pants off of America’s stupidest people during the debate this week, because she’s managed to stir up quite the troll campaign of neo-birtherites who are now accusing her both of not being an actual black person (which she is) and of having been born in Canada (she was born in Oakland, CA)

It all started when alt-right conspiracy theorist and convicted felon (for credit card fraud and theft) Ali Alexander — formerly known as Ali Akbar/Ali Abdul Razaq Akbar — put out a tweet claiming that because Harris is half-Indian and half-Jamaican, that she is not a “real” black person.

(more)

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Kilroy was here  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:42:35pm

re: #73 sagehen

Now I’m confused.

Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and I haven’t a clue what the 5th might be.

Gluten

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:43:26pm

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

In Which Junior Briefly Attempts to Accuse Kamala Harris of Not Being a Black Person (goes to Wonkette).

Well, this stupidness is now being promoted by Trump’s family.

(more)

One of Drumpf’s greatest weaknesses is that he can’t get his sons to SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Let’s encourage them to keep yakking. They’re just a pair of ninnies and feebs.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:51:24pm

re: #90 austin_blue

One of Drumpf’s greatest weaknesses is that he can’t get his sons to SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Let’s encourage them to keep yakking. They’re just a pair of ninnies and feebs.

So is Trump and his base loves it. There is no reason to think that their idiocies have any effect on Trump’s support and may even transfer to support for them in any ambitions they may have.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:52:16pm

Dickhead is at the DMZ……

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 29, 2019 • 10:54:38pm

$778 million

presumably this is net worth, adding in the value of his real estate, and not just dollars currently in a bank account

at that rate, anybody who owns a house in california and has paid off their mortgage, and has a 401k, is a millionaire

personally i think his real estate is losing money and he’s cash poor and living on loans

it certainly wouldn’t be the first time a “multi millionaire” was in a situation like that

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ericblair  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:00:13pm

re: #93 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

$778 million

presumably this is net worth, adding in the value of his real estate, and not just dollars currently in a bank account

at that rate, anybody who owns a house in california and has paid off their mortgage, and has a 401k, is a millionaire

personally i think his real estate is losing money and he’s cash poor and living on loans

it certainly wouldn’t be the first time a “multi millionaire” was in a situation like that

I think it’s trying to estimate his net worth (assets minus liabilities), except I’m damn sure he’s got a lot of unreported liabilities to some very unforgiving people who don’t exactly send you quarterly statements in the mail.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:00:43pm

Christ. And people had problems with Chelsea Clinton, Sasha and Malia Ann Obama.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:04:41pm

re: #94 ericblair

I think it’s trying to estimate his net worth (assets minus liabilities), except I’m damn sure he’s got a lot of unreported liabilities to some very unforgiving people who don’t exactly send you quarterly statements in the mail.

“you are liking having fingers, donald, yes?”

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Cheechako  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:06:43pm

re: #96 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“you are liking having shorter fingers, donald, yes?”

Fixed

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:06:56pm

re: #93 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

$778 million

presumably this is net worth, adding in the value of his real estate, and not just dollars currently in a bank account

at that rate, anybody who owns a house in california and has paid off their mortgage, and has a 401k, is a millionaire

personally i think his real estate is losing money and he’s cash poor and living on loans

it certainly wouldn’t be the first time a “multi millionaire” was in a situation like that

He is the self-proclaimed “King of Debt”, aka, one economic downturn from being bankrupt (again). That is why he is raking in as much cash as he can by being the Prez. He is making a mockery of the emoluments clause:

The Constitution also contains a “domestic emoluments clause” (Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 7), which prohibits the president from receiving any “Emolument” from the federal government or the states beyond “a Compensation” for his “Services” as chief executive.

He is absolutely doing this, and it is an impeachable offense.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:07:03pm

My grandniece Evelyn Holowaty born on Tuesday and just got home…

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:08:06pm

re: #98 austin_blue

He is the self-proclaimed “King of Debt”, aka, one economic downturn from being bankrupt (again). That is why he is raking in as much cash as he can by being the Prez. He is making a mockery of the emoluments clause:

The Constitution also contains a “domestic emoluments clause” (Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 7), which prohibits the president from receiving any “Emolument” from the federal government or the states beyond “a Compensation” for his “Services” as chief executive.

He is absolutely doing this, and it is an impeachable offense.

IOKIYAR

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:09:07pm

re: #98 austin_blue

He is the self-proclaimed “King of Debt”, aka, one economic downturn from being bankrupt (again). That is why he is raking in as much cash as he can by being the Prez. He is making a mockery of the emoluments clause:

The Constitution also contains a “domestic emoluments clause” (Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 7), which prohibits the president from receiving any “Emolument” from the federal government or the states beyond “a Compensation” for his “Services” as chief executive.

He is absolutely doing this, and it is an impeachable offense.

It does not matter because McConnell has packed the courts with enough Republican stooges to ensure that Republicans are above the law.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:11:01pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:20:53pm

Smug Asshole

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:30:15pm

re: #103 Dave In Austin

Smug Asshole

It’s too painful and infuriating to watch or listen to him. The sooner he and his entire family vanish from the world stage, the better for the human race.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:31:38pm

Check this out
rawstory.com

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:33:28pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:34:03pm

It would appear that Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) went to the well again with “Democrats are the real racists.”

This time, instead of being schooled by a historian, he was schooled by a newspaper reporter in Mississippi.

Thread, many tweets.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:39:12pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

It would appear that Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) went to the well again with “Democrats are the real racists.”

This time, instead of being schooled by a historian, he was schooled by a newspaper reporter in Mississippi.

Thread, many tweets.

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the republican candidate for president in 1964, barry goldwater, voted against the civil rights act

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:40:21pm

Trump is in the DMZ. Maybe they can keep him.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:44:01pm

re: #108 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

the republican candidate for president in 1964, barry goldwater, voted against the civil rights act

Yep, that was when the party flip happened. And the GOP stubbornly refuses to admit they’ve morphed into a white nationalist/white supremacist political party, or at the very least, a good-sized segment of their base certainly embraces such ideas.

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austin_blue  Jun 29, 2019 • 11:46:44pm

re: #92 Dave In Austin

Dickhead is at the DMZ……

Drumpf: Kim Jong Un! How they hanging?

Kim: (to translator) What did he say?

Translator: I’m not sure. Have we executed any political prisoners lately? I think he asked if we have hanged anyone recently.

Kim: (to translator) Well, yes, of course we have. Some cousins and anti-revolutionists have been dealt with. How should I respond?

Translator: I suggest that we avoid the question!

Kim: Proceed.

Translator, to Drumpf: The citizens of the People’s Republic are very happy Mr. President! And the Supreme Leader is happy to greet you this fine day!.

Drumpf: I was hoping for better weather.

Kim: What?

Translator: He’s complaining about the weather.

Kim: Oh, for fuck’s sake. It’s either brutally hot in the summer and Siberian cold in the winter with monsoons in between. Tell him we apologize and that we are not expanding our nuclear program.

Translator: The weather is not in our control, Mr. President, but it has nothing to do with global warming. (smiles, Drumpf nods approvingly) But we want to reassure you that we are not expanding our nuclear program and not expanding our missile delivery systems in any way.

Drumpf casts his eyes on Kim, looking into his soul.

Drumpf: I know that you are speaking the truth. Thank you for being such a good friend to the United States of America!

Kim, to translator: What did he say?

Translator: He bought it. He’s very happy.

Kim: He’s a complete idiot, isn’t he?

Translator: Yes, but he’s OUR idiot. I suggest that you stand, smile your best smile, and heartily shake his hand.

Kim stands, smiles his best smile, and heartily shakes Drumfp’s hand.

Drumpf, leaving the meeting, to an aide: That was a great meeting! We got everything we wanted! But his haircut is still a disaster.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:02:14am

It’s projection with them always.

Rosita’s Takes Food on the Road for Customers throughout the Panhandle (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Donald Trump got elected, and now we have a taco truck here.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:13:03am

No…. Fuck

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:21:19am

Smackdown laid on Donald Trump, Jr.

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austin_blue  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:24:02am

Night all. Sleep well. Sweet dreams.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:28:38am

I want off the stupid conservative carousel. It seems Donald Trump has invited Kim Jong-Un to visit the White House.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:32:00am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹

I want off the stupid conservative carousel. It seems Donald Trump has invited Kim Jong-Un to visit the White House.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:32:39am

And now the Christians and Republican voters are suddenly all upset by Sen. Cory Booker’s magic four-letter word.

It is amazing how much of a blizzard you can invoke with a single word (yet they claim they don’t believe in magic, and are twisted up in knots when invoking a single word).

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:39:54am

So, I’m thinking of visiting this little place sometime next week.

Štramberk - it’s less than one hour way by train.

Štramberk, Czech Republic
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 30, 2019 • 12:42:36am

re: #61 danarchy

anti-facsists are generally good. Antifa the group is just an excuse for anarchists to go out in the streets in masks and break stuff and hurt people.

The point is to equate anyone who opposes Fascism with violent Antifa.

While white supremacists who go on violent rampages are “lone wolves”.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 30, 2019 • 1:41:13am

So what?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 2:14:17am

I just wrote a blast-ex note to the local Mensa newsletter editor. I imagine she will not be pleased with my E-mail (particularly since I sent it to a whole bunch of people in the local group).

Boring letter about tacit support of bigotry in Mensa behind the privacy bar.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 2:16:46am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point is to equate anyone who opposes Fascism with violent Antifa.

While white supremacists who go on violent rampages are “lone wolves”.

The Antifa groups here are not the violent Black Bloc anarchists who show up at most liberal protests.

Funny thing, I support anti-fascism. When Christians or fascists call for my death, I reserve the right to use whatever defense will sustain my life. That includes if I go to a protest.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2019 • 2:40:29am

I see Biden has stepped in it again.

Guy has become too prone at not knowing he’s on the bubble.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 3:17:50am

I’m doomed.

I just took off the bandage the pharmacist put on my arm yesterday afternoon for my shingles vaccine.

It has advertising on it. (I don’t understand that since my bandage was covered by my shirt sleeve.)

Prominently displayed on the bandage: “Acme Vaccines.”

If those come from the same company Wile E. Coyote gets all his stuff… .

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 3:43:08am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point is to equate anyone who opposes Fascism with violent Antifa.

While white supremacists who go on violent rampages are “lone wolves”.

Antifa has a decades-long anarchist history with fluid overlap with the Black Bloc. The “nice” antifascist strain is relatively new. Anarchists are inherently poor at maintaining membership rolls and ID accreditation. That whole end of the spectrum has been infiltrated by amateur and professional shit-stirrers, including the police.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 4:02:47am

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

The Antifa groups here are not the violent Black Bloc anarchists who show up at most liberal protests….

Think I found the problem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 4:04:25am

re: #127 Decatur Deb

Think I found the problem.

Funny how they don’t show up at conservative protests.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 4:06:01am

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹

Funny how they don’t show up at conservative protests.

Not in their wannabe ninja gear, anyways.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 4:32:18am

Time for bed. Catch y’all later… .

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 4:50:58am

Good news for Marianne Williamson—all she has to do is shut up and let the other 56 candidates mutually destruct in the next 73 debates.

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sagehen  Jun 30, 2019 • 5:15:22am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

So, I’m thinking of visiting this little place sometime next week.

Štramberk - it’s less than one hour way by train.

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Is that Rapunzel’s Tower in the foreground?

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 30, 2019 • 5:15:41am

re: #122 Anymouse 🌹

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jeffreyw  Jun 30, 2019 • 5:20:02am

Good morning!

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A Mom Anon  Jun 30, 2019 • 5:30:17am

I am seriously beginning to wonder if we can really ever have anything nice, like ever. I preface this with my love of libraries, I have had a library card every place I have ever lived since age 8. I am 59. I never knew this before today and yeah, goofy as it is, I’m bummed about this.

Melvil Dewey, the guy who created the Dewey Decimal Classification for libraries, was a complete and total racist, sexist, bigoted asshole. I found this out at the library, lol. I went yesterday to see the county’s remodel and to find a few books about drawing faces and forms. There was a big buzz with the front desk staff about the ALA removing his name from an award because he was just an asshole to almost everyone. His wife was not exactly lovely either. They owned a resort that didn’t allow Jewish people, or any one not the right level of white. He also could not keep his hands off women who weren’t his wife and was kicked out of the ALA in the early 1900s because of that shit. There’s probably more there to dig up, but I can’t go down that rabbit hole at the moment.

I’m really starting to think that humans are just mostly awful. I’m having trouble believing otherwise at the moment. I mean come ON. Living in red state America isn’t helping. And I know it’s weird, they really do care about libraries and schools here (curriculum however is not the best because religion and politics don’t educate kids very well alone), but there’s a level of mean spirit here that can be palpable at times. Sorry to be weird, I’m wired like that.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 5:51:34am

re: #135 A Mom Anon

Don’t make no never mind. If you make a list of all the great artists, scientists and innovators from a couple centuries ago, they are all assholes per 2018 standards. In a few decades Mr. Rogers will be condemned for the wool content of his cardigans.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:15:09am

re: #48 Belafon

I’m thinking bot:

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I’m sure they did. It’s called politics.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:16:02am

re: #135 A Mom Anon

I didn’t know that Dewey was a philandering bigot. Sigh.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:20:20am

re: #73 sagehen

Now I’m confused.

Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and I haven’t a clue what the 5th might be.

Bruce Willis

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:22:23am

Put 6 pounds of pork in the smoker, hopefully in 8 hours or less I will have some nice pulled pork.

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:38:24am

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Duh Fu….

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What could be better than legalized corruption, tax cuts, and Israel dominance if you are her? At least she is pursuing her own best interests, unlike the millions of idiot maggots.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:42:37am

re: #138 Patricia Kayden

Yeah, and I am pretty certain that Dewey was one of the founding members of the ALA. Which means he had to have been a breed of super asshole to get booted out of the organization he helped to found pretty early in the game.

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DangerMan  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:42:54am

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:46:34am

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

Also, from that article, I thought this was highly interesting:

That would’ve been around 2004 or so.

And this is all part and parcel of NY state investigation into Trump……and there’s not a damn thing Trump can do about it.

Their answer will be a disagreement as to future value. For example, I’m 63 years old, and I expect to start my own pillow company in two years (Your Pillow) which will net me $10 million per year for ten years. Hence, my net worth today is $100 million. But of course I won’t pay taxes now on any of that “stored wealth”.

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:47:09am

Fox News: #1 at normalizing vicious state murderers.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:50:20am

re: #143 DangerMan

That political cartoon is perfect.

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DangerMan  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:51:03am

re: #65 Skip Intro

What the fuckity fucked shit is this?

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This family thinks photo ops substitute for actual, you know, accomplishments

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:51:11am

re: #78 Hecuba’s daughter

Andy Ngo is a Quillette editor. Given this association, I would wait for details from reputable sources on what actually happened. I wouldn’t believe anything that came from anyone associated with that publication.

People like Ngo, Shapiro, Diamond and Silk, Milo are the Theresienstadt of organized fascism. Useful for appearances, but ultimately they would be set upon.

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sagehen  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:54:09am

re: #145 jaunte

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Fox News: #1 at normalizing vicious state murderers.

Somebody needs to ask Tucker if he feels the same about Pol Pot, Castro, Stalin, Mao, Saddam, etc.

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 6:59:45am
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DangerMan  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:00:42am

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹

And now the Christians and Republican voters are suddenly all upset by Sen. Cory Booker’s magic four-letter word.

It is amazing how much of a blizzard you can invoke with a single word (yet they claim they don’t believe in magic, and are twisted up in knots when invoking a single word).

Arguing over a word or concept is way more important to these people than the thing itself

Cf :. Concentration camp

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:00:43am

re: #135 A Mom Anon

I am seriously beginning to wonder if we can really ever have anything nice, like ever. I preface this with my love of libraries, I have had a library card every place I have ever lived since age 8. I am 59. I never knew this before today and yeah, goofy as it is, I’m bummed about this.

Melvil Dewey, the guy who created the Dewey Decimal Classification for libraries, was a complete and total racist, sexist, bigoted asshole. I found this out at the library, lol. I went yesterday to see the county’s remodel and to find a few books about drawing faces and forms. There was a big buzz with the front desk staff about the ALA removing his name from an award because he was just an asshole to almost everyone. His wife was not exactly lovely either. They owned a resort that didn’t allow Jewish people, or any one not the right level of white. He also could not keep his hands off women who weren’t his wife and was kicked out of the ALA in the early 1900s because of that shit. There’s probably more there to dig up, but I can’t go down that rabbit hole at the moment.

I’m really starting to think that humans are just mostly awful. I’m having trouble believing otherwise at the moment. I mean come ON. Living in red state America isn’t helping. And I know it’s weird, they really do care about libraries and schools here (curriculum however is not the best because religion and politics don’t educate kids very well alone), but there’s a level of mean spirit here that can be palpable at times. Sorry to be weird, I’m wired like that.

I left due to the resentment and stupidity that permeated the very air of NW Wisconsin. I continue to vote, and I’d come back to defend if people started killing liberals. But stress kills, feeling powerless kills. If I’m gonna die from it, I intend to take a few from the other side. Not time yet.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:01:17am

re: #150 jaunte

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Oh the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press is too busy spreading birther shit about Kamala Harris.

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DangerMan  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:04:48am

re: #121 Dread Pirate

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So what?

This this this!
They won’t give up their nukes
You want them to give up their nukes

So fucking what?

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:05:00am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Don’t make no never mind. If you make a list of all the great artists, scientists and innovators from a couple centuries ago, they are all assholes per 2018 standards. In a few decades Mr. Rogers will be condemned for the wool content of his cardigans.

Not so sure. Are the rich and powerful always assholes? Usually. But there were always people who fight for what is right (Abigail Adams for women to pull one example, Mark Twain another). There have always been people who knew what was right and spoke truth to power. So I don’t buy the “person of their time” arguments. They knew it was wrong, they were told it was wrong, but they did it anyway.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:05:52am

re: #132 sagehen

Is that Rapunzel’s Tower in the foreground?

Part of a castle complex - but don’t think it belongs to Rapunzel, LOL.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:09:57am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

I have to draw the line at Fred Rogers, lol. Sheep’s wool or not. Heh. We should have cloned that man. Or at least listened better to him.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:13:27am

re: #155 Old Liberal

Not so sure. Are the rich and powerful always assholes? Usually. But there were always people who fight for what is right (Abigail Adams for women to pull one example, Mark Twain another). There have always been people who knew what was right and spoke truth to power. So I don’t buy the “person of their time” arguments. They knew it was wrong, they were told it was wrong, but they did it anyway.

Dante was an asshole. Thomas More was an asshole. Bach was an asshole. Will Durant was an asshole. Love Mark Twain, but he was an asshole. My daughter was formally charged as an asshole for teaching that asshole Harper Lee. And now Joe Biden is an asshole. Everbody’s somebody’s asshole, especially if you work at it.

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thecommodore  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:22:35am

re: #78 Hecuba’s daughter

Andy Ngo is a Quillette editor. Given this association, I would wait for details from reputable sources on what actually happened. I wouldn’t believe anything that came from anyone associated with that publication.

I underatand he’s vehemently Islamophobic, too, and casts aspersions on “SJW’s” as well. He seems to be a fringe figure on the rise, a la Michael Knowles. Shapiro often retweets him. So he’s hardly sympathetic. Plus, one GoFundMe set up by Michelle Malkin is probably past it’s $50,000 goal by now.

That said, the Portland Police said the milkshakes he was attacked with was laced with quick drying cement.

Waiting for reports from reputable sources.

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:24:54am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:25:07am

re: #157 A Mom Anon

Yes. Fred Rogers is missed. His wisdom was given in a manner that almost everyone could accept. Even the re-runs have a lot to offer.

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:25:38am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:26:07am

Two of my grandchildren are vegetarians (one is a pescetarian, because he really likes crablegs). I recently learned that “omni” is a slur.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:31:22am

re: #161 PhillyPretzel

Yes. Fred Rogers is missed. His wisdom was given in a manner that almost everyone could accept. Even the re-runs have a lot to offer.

He wore sneakers. Sneakers, Mandrake, laced by children’s tiny fingers.

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jeffreyw  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:32:52am

re: #140 Shropshire Slasher

Put 6 pounds of pork in the smoker, hopefully in 8 hours or less I will have some nice pulled pork.

I’ve got a pork shoulder in the oven, braising in stock with onions, garlic, pineapple, and various dried chilies.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:35:00am

re: #165 jeffreyw

I’ve got a pork shoulder in the oven, braising in stock with onions, garlic, pineapple, and various dried chilies.

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Putting ribs on the grill in a few minutes (Myron Mixon’s rub). The little pescaterian is getting grilled peppers stuffed w/ black beans.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:42:22am

Can’t tell which one is the bigger asshole.

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jeffreyw  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:44:34am

re: #166 Decatur Deb

Putting ribs on the grill in a few minutes (Myron Mixon’s rub). The little pescaterian is getting grilled peppers stuffed w/ black beans.

Mmm.. ribs. We’ve taken to slow cooking ribs in a pan with beans and various bean fixings like onions, ketchup, bbq sauce, brown sugar, chopped peppers, etc. Works good with sliced potatoes tossed in for an all around tasty dinner.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:45:02am

re: #167 Joe Bacon 🌹

They are equal a*holes.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:47:37am

re: #163 Decatur Deb

If “omni” is a slur then do not show him this book.
amazon.com

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:48:13am

re: #169 PhillyPretzel

They are equal a*holes.

Would take a bold proctologist to prove it, and he’d insist on hazard pay.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:48:21am

re: #165 jeffreyw

That looks amazing, as with all the pictures you post. I saved my pineapple for the coleslaw, and raisins.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:54:03am

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

If “omni” is a slur then do not show him this book.
amazon.com

I’m an omni because of Physical Anthropolgy… and bacon.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:55:41am

re: #173 Decatur Deb

So am I. I prefer beef chicken and turkey. Vegetables are good as side dishes.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:56:53am

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!!

Still no word from Twitter on what crime I did that caused them to suspend my account. Now I have Tweetdeck configured for @Pie_Overlord.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:58:15am

re: #174 PhillyPretzel

So am I. I prefer beef chicken and turkey. Vegetables are good as side dishes.

The anthro ethic is never to turn down what the paramount chief is offering. It leads to some interesting snacks.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:00:02am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

The anthro ethic is never to turn down what the paramount chief is offering. It leads to some interesting snacks.

And sometimes mind-altering substances.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:00:57am

re: #177 Barefoot Grin

And sometimes mind-altering substances.

I have always wanted to be a crow.

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:01:02am

re: #167 Joe Bacon 🌹

I see Trump wears a suit coat so often to provide the illusion of having shoulders.

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steve_davis  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:01:47am

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Duh Fu….

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thankfully the next round of debates has a more rigorous tier for getting on the stage, so hopefully we’ll be done with about 15 of these candidates.

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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:03:31am

re: #131 Decatur Deb

Good news for Marianne Williamson—all she has to do is shut up and let the other 56 candidates mutually destruct in the next 73 debates.

She’s on the WaPo “poll” for the first time, tied with Kirsten Gillibrand. I am not a fan of KG, but to have them “tied” is appalling, and I said so in the comments. That is enough for me to stop following them.

(They did have Biden and Sanders down, but still above Julian Castro. Sigh.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:03:36am

It took some thought to discover the reason for Trump’s visit to the DMZ.

What happened the past week?
— The horrific picture of the dead migrant father and daughter, who perished because of Trump’s policies.
—The Wednesday debate whose winners were a couple white women, an African-American man, and a Hispanic
— The Thursday debate with a black woman as the clear winner — a woman who dominated the stage

So who was the focus of attention? Certainly not Trump. And when it was Trump, it was not in a good way for him. So clearly he had to divert attention away from everyone else and make himself the center of attention again.

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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:08:24am
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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:09:11am
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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:12:45am

re: #184 jaunte

Ivanka(swirling hands): Are you talking about money? I like money!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:13:09am

re: #184 jaunte

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Don’t laugh about Ivanka 2024 because Xtians are already starting to push her to succeed Daddy…

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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:13:51am

re: #186 Joe Bacon 🌹

Don’t laugh about Ivanka 2024 because Xtians are already starting to push her to succeed Daddy…

I’m not laughing. That sound you hear is gagging.

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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:15:07am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:16:17am

re: #180 steve_davis

thankfully the next round of debates has a more rigorous tier for getting on the stage, so hopefully we’ll be done with about 15 of these candidates.

Per wiki, the qualifications for the second debate are the same. Internal decisions might cause some withdrawals, still.
en.wikipedia.org

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Belafon  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:18:10am

re: #131 Decatur Deb

Good news for Marianne Williamson—all she has to do is shut up and let the other 56 candidates mutually destruct in the next 73 debates.

1. I doubt she can.
2. This is exactly what should be happening.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:18:26am

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

Great book. Most of Pollen’s stuff is worth a read.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:19:46am

re: #188 darthstar

President Trump just said President Obama wanted to meet with Kim Jong Un - and was “begging” for a meeting. This is not true.

Sean McCabe
@darthstar99
This is what begging looks like.

……

Doesn’t this remind everyone of Trump in 2016? When he asked the Russians to find Hillary’s emails? This is how he communicates with our adversaries; he figures that if he does it in plain sight, he cannot be accused of collusion.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:20:34am

re: #191 Feline Fearless Leader

Yes. He is also good on PBS. The Botany of Desire was a good show on how our choices have a very long reaching effect.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:20:40am

re: #190 Belafon

1. I doubt she can.
2. This is exactly what should be happening.

Would FDR or JFK make it through this clusterfuck and still win the general?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:21:05am

The swirl of stuff about Harris not being the “right” kind of black is a standard move from the GOP play book. The same claim was raised about Obama when he was a candidate. A simple, and rather silly, attempt to drive a wedge between a black candidate and the demographic that the GOP expects to support said candidate heavily by default.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:24:21am

re: #194 Decatur Deb

Would FDR or JFK make it through this clusterfuck and still win the general?

JFK Yes. FDR Maybe.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:27:44am

re: #197 I Would Prefer Not To

JFK Yes. FDR Maybe.

Not when the loyal opposition was done with Joe Kennedy Sr.

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:30:54am

re: #192 Hecuba’s daughter

Doesn’t this remind everyone of Trump in 2016? When he asked the Russians to find Hillary’s emails? This is how he communicates with our adversaries; he figures that if he does it in plain sight, he cannot be accused of collusion.

I could be wrong but would security allow for an “impromptu meeting” in the DMZ? This was set up all along. “Gee Kim if you read this how ‘bout I drop in for a few minutes tomorrow?” But it is perfect reality show shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:35:47am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:35:52am

re: #199 Old Liberal

I could be wrong but would security allow for an “impromptu meeting” in the DMZ? This was set up all along. “Gee Kim if you read this how ‘bout I drop in for a few minutes tomorrow?” But it is perfect reality show shit.

It was total bullshit. The USFK staff and Combined Forces Command in Seoul has to have been working this for a month. (They did go for the ‘easy’ route though, the Joint Security Area compound at Panmunjom.)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:36:02am

re: #199 Old Liberal

There’s no way it was spontaneous. Look how far Pyongyang is from the border.

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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:37:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:41:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:41:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:43:32am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:43:46am

re: #188 darthstar

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Well then why doesn’t Karl come out and say that Trump is a liar.

The same Jonathan Karl who endlessly lied any lie about Obama and repeated every talking point the GOP fed him…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:54:45am

re: #4 jaunte

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:56:37am
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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:01:15am

re: #159 thecommodore

I underatand he’s vehemently Islamophobic, too, and casts aspersions on “SJW’s” as well. He seems to be a fringe figure on the rise, a la Michael Knowles. Shapiro often retweets him. So he’s hardly sympathetic. Plus, one GoFundMe set up by Michelle Malkin is probably past it’s $50,000 goal by now.

That said, the Portland Police said the milkshakes he was attacked with was laced with quick drying cement.

Waiting for reports from reputable sources.

Pretty sure this is, to borrow the term from here, bulkshit:

Shouldn’t shock anyone that Posobiec is involved. Also, Portland PD has knowingly corroborated with right-wing groups to protect and disseminate their bullshit, so it all comes off as people once again privileging right-wing bullshit with instant credulity.

EDIT: Just to clarify, first tweet is part of a threat breaking it all down, latter two are the sources of the ‘cement pouring’ pics stolen and misrepresented.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:03:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:08:47am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:12:15am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is he having a stroke or something?

FFS, he’s even more unintelligible than he was three years ago.

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:12:28am

re: #210 Citizen K

Pretty sure this is, to borrow the term from here, bulkshit:

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Shouldn’t shock anyone that Posobiec is involved. Also, Portland PD has knowingly corroborated with right-wing groups to protect and disseminate their bullshit, so it all comes off as people once again privileging right-wing bullshit with instant credulity.

EDIT: Just to clarify, first tweet is part of a threat breaking it all down, latter two are the sources of the ‘cement pouring’ pics stolen and misrepresented.

I’m not a quick dry cement expert, but whenever I’ve used it you have to move fast. The only way you don’t have to move fast is if you over-dilute it and then it just makes a brittle crusty form. Why lie about cement? Any decent fascist would say it contains hydrochloric acid or ebola or cooties, something dangerous.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:13:56am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

And I can assure you, the Iranians - and any other would-be tinpot dictator - are taking notes quite scrupulously.

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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:17:29am

re: #214 Old Liberal

I’m not a quick dry cement expert, but whenever I’ve used it you have to move fast. The only way you don’t have to move fast is if you over-dilute it and then it just makes a brittle crusty form. Why lie about cement? Any decent fascist would say it contains hydrochloric acid or ebola or cooties, something dangerous.

Because most of these fools aren’t decent or smart, and the only reason they are half as successful as they are is because of the laziness and active enabling of media disseminators.

Also, as people were actually drinking these shakes during the whole thing, either there were dedicated ‘fakes’ or they were ‘laced’….and sugar would prevent the cement from actually setting from what I heard, so…yeah. It’s thin bullshit that’s spreading fast because anything bad about lefties or Dems must instantly be treated as gospel truth forever, and once the narrative is set, nothing can break it.

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thecommodore  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:19:02am

re: #210 Citizen K

Pretty sure this is, to borrow the term from here, bulkshit:

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Shouldn’t shock anyone that Posobiec is involved. Also, Portland PD has knowingly corroborated with right-wing groups to protect and disseminate their bullshit, so it all comes off as people once again privileging right-wing bullshit with instant credulity.

EDIT: Just to clarify, first tweet is part of a threat breaking it all down, latter two are the sources of the ‘cement pouring’ pics stolen and misrepresented.

It sure is bulkshit….in bulk.

“Antifaterrorism” is trending right now on Twitter, and Csroline Orr is showing this isn’t tje first time this has happened.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:19:24am
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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:20:51am

re: #217 thecommodore

It sure is bulkshit….in bulk.

“Antifaterrorism” is trending right now on Twitter, and Csroline Orr is showing this isn’t tje first time this has happened.

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Sadly, they do it because they can and because it generally seems to work. Projection may be the only real tool they have, but it’s the only real tool they need. Media cowardice and willing enabling does the rest.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:21:45am

heh

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Skip Intro  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:25:17am

re: #145 jaunte

Fox News: #1 at normalizing vicious state murderers.

Why did Tucker leave the US off his list? We’re right up there on the atrocity list, always have been.

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:27:31am

re: #221 Skip Intro

Why did Tucker leave the US off his list? We’re right up there on the atrocity list, always have been.

I remember how offended the right wing was when Jimmy Carter actually made human rights a serious issue. The right wing has no interest in human rights except for themselves. Never has. Which is what makes the marriage of christians and fascists all the more appalling.

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Skip Intro  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:29:03am

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kim will give Trump the meaningless gift of “ending” the Korean War. Trump will then be nominated for the Nobel Prize by his friends for this. May even win it. Who knows any more.

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:32:55am

re: #223 Skip Intro

Kim will give Trump the meaningless gift of “ending” the Korean War. Trump will then be nominated for the Nobel Prize by his friends for this. May even win it. Who knows any more.

I think Obama got it purely from European angst over George W. Bush. I think drumpf creates way more angst for Europe than Bush ever did so perhaps that won’t happen. In any event, like everything, I think Nobel prizes are being devalued by the actions of the committee, so doing this would just be one more nail in the coffin. Nobel prizes, like flags at half-staff, are losing luster.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:33:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:40:20am
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Skip Intro  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:43:02am

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Mescalero09  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:44:27am

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

$64,000 question. Why wasn’t he shot trying get back into South Korea?
Sentences like that get you banned in Twitter.

Think of this time being 1938 or so. With Germany, Italy and Spain being fascist and throw in Stalin.
Paint that picture.

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plansbandc  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:45:46am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:49:07am

re: #227 Skip Intro

lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:50:11am
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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:54:07am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Now the story will be that it is unimportant that North Korea has nukes and missiles, after all France and England have nukes and missiles and we don’t care about that. Problem solved.

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Mescalero09  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:54:22am

The media has concluded that Donald Trump became Presidential today because he kissed the ass of a murderous thug.
Nice look.
Great work.
Fabulous take.
Fuck off.

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:56:27am

re: #233 Mescalero09

The media has concluded that Donald Trump became Presidential today because he kissed the ass of a murderous thug.
Nice look.
Great work.
Fabulous take.
Fuck off.

The right wing has been consistently hypocritical during my sixty three years on this planet. “Only Nixon could go to China”. Same double standard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:57:28am
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Mescalero09  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:00:42am

re: #234 Old Liberal

But you must remember one very important fact. This GOP has a criminal at the head of the table and are owned by a foreign goverment.
This GOP has boldly gone right out in the open supporting openly racist groups and people.
This GOP is fed money through so many channels we may never know how much was spent on them.
This GOP would support fascists in Europe were it 1936.

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sagehen  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:02:19am

re: #196 retired cynic

Hey Scalzi, Who Would You Vote For as the Democratic Candidate If You Had To Vote Right Now?

13. Bernie Sanders: Jesus, I’m sick of this dude, who is not actually a Democrat anyway, is older than fuck, and who has the most querulously peevish supporters who generally make me tired the moment they open their demanding and entitled mouths. I’m happy that Sanders 2020: The Rebernening seems at this point likely to be swamped by the backwash of the Warren campaign, but I want to be absolutely clear that if the final choice is Sanders vs. Trump, I’ll press the button for Sanders so hard the plastic shell of the button might crack beneath my fingertip.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:05:49am
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Skip Intro  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:09:22am

So the media has completely fallen for the “spontaneous meeting” bs. Does no one research anything any more, or is it all just “Trump said it, I believe it, that settles it” now?

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Old Liberal  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:10:30am

re: #236 Mescalero09

But you must remember one very important fact. This GOP has a criminal at the head of the table and are owned by a foreign goverment.
This GOP has boldly gone right out in the open supporting openly racist groups and people.
This GOP is fed money through so many channels we may never know how much was spent on them.
This GOP would support fascists in Europe were it 1936.

I agree. I’m simply saying that even when Walter Cronkite was around, the media let conservatives call Democrats soft on communism when they did anything but war, but when conservatives did something it was a breakthrough.

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Interesting Times  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:12:09am

Ha:

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Mescalero09  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:12:52am

re: #240 Old Liberal

All you need to know about the GOP, and I voted for GOP candidates, is this one fact.
They hold Ronald Reagan as the best when Ike Eisenhower was the best.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:18:18am

re: #239 Skip Intro

So the media has completely fallen for the “spontaneous meeting” bs. Does no one research anything any more, or is it all just “Trump said it, I believe it, that settles it” now?

This is why I refer to those asskissing GOP stenographers as The Washington Press Corpse.

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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:18:31am

re: #242 Mescalero09

The best I can say for Reagan, IMO, is that he is not the worst.

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mmmirele  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:19:53am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:21:40am

This is what’s getting to me about the Bret Stephens shit: it is absolutely an attempt to deperson non-white Americans. It’s as overt an attempt to say ‘your concerns aren’t ‘Rea’ Americans concerns so not only are they not America’s concerns, but they’re ANTI-AMerican concerns!’ as any. It’s an attempt to tell every single non-white American that your votes not only do not matter, but they should never matter because you aren’t real, you don’t exist, and you SHOULD not exist.

It’s eliminationist bullshit wrapped up in genteel language and without the overt genocidal tones.

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Mescalero09  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:21:49am

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:22:52am

re: #242 Mescalero09

All you need to know about the GOP, and I voted for GOP candidates is this one fact.
They hold Ronald Reagan as the best when Ike Eisenhower was the best.

I’d add Teddy Roosevelt in with Ike. Grant may have had corruption in his administration but he stood up to the Klan. Garfield was a brilliant man who never had a chance thanks to an assassin’s bullet. The rest of them were just mediocre.

I used to say the Worst President was Buchanan with Andrew Johnson next to the bottom of the list. Then Nixon came along and I moved him to the bottom of my list. Then Pruneface got in and I placed him below Nixon. Then Dumbya got in and he deservedly was placed last. But now Trump is the Ultimate Asshole at the bottom of my list.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:26:22am

re: #245 mmmirele

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:26:53am

For the record: Trump was not totally the first president to visit N Korea. On his visit, president-elect Eisenhower flew a light liaison aircraft across the 38th parallel, and visited 1BN 15th INF at the front. There is no report of a bone spur flareup.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:26:56am

re: #210 Citizen K

Those are called malts, dummies!

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Skip Intro  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:28:18am

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:31:34am

Hey folks! I know I haven’t posted much in a while, and you all might be asking, “Blind Frogbelly WHO?”

Spent some time back in PA for Dad’s memorial, which went really well. Your Dad is always your Dad. Mostly we all feel like our Dad was special. But when a lot of other people feel that way, too, maybe he really WAS special?

Part of that time, and the week or two since, I spent obsessively looking at houses around that part of PA on Zillow. I gotta retire sometime (I’m thinking 2028, when I’m 70), and I sure can’t afford to live HERE! Bay Area real estate prices really mess with your mind. I’m looking at houses that I can buy for a smallish percentage of the profit from selling my tiny ranch house on a tiny lot, and they’re BIG HOUSES. But, how will 70 year and older Me live in a big house with a big yard?

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of Rango and a stripey pal who has come to visit until the rummage sale at the church my atheist wife goes to…..

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steve_davis  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:31:47am

re: #33 teleskiguy

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Sgt. Pepper’s Band

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:34:15am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:37:36am

re: #253 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, and for the Dory fans…..

Draw me like your French Poodles….

Those roaching lessons from Uncle Rango are really paying off!

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Decatur Deb  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:37:51am

re: #253 Blind Frog Belly White

Looked idly at costs in Pittsburgh a year ago. Even a nice river view on Mt. Washington is affordable, if you don’t live too long. The city is much nicer since I left it, perhaps because I left it. It scores high in most surveys of retirement cities. The attitude is good for fogies—free FogyFare on the bus system for instance.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:38:02am
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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:38:34am

This made me chuckle.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:39:25am

Trump admires Kim because Kim can do all the stuff Trump wishes he could do…including killing critics without consequences and forcing his people to worship him.

Trump is the kid in Little League admiring a guy who just hit three home runs in the World Series.

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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:39:43am

re: #258 Charles Johnson

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:40:17am

re: #261 darthstar

Too fucking true.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:41:24am

re: #247 Mescalero09

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:41:26am

re: #248 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’d add Teddy Roosevelt in with Ike. Grant may have had corruption in his administration but he stood up to the Klan. Garfield was a brilliant man who never had a chance thanks to an assassin’s bullet. The rest of them were just mediocre.

I used to say the Worst President was Buchanan with Andrew Johnson next to the bottom of the list. Then Nixon came along and I moved him to the bottom of my list. Then Pruneface got in and I placed him below Nixon. Then Dumbya got in and he deservedly was placed last. But now Trump is the Ultimate Asshole at the bottom of my list.

Andrew Jackson was the worst president prior to January 2017. By miles and miles.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:42:25am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

Looked idly at costs in Pittsburgh a year ago. Even a nice river view on Mt. Washington is affordable, if you don’t live too long. The city is much nicer since I left it, perhaps because I left it. It scores high in most surveys of retirement cities. The attitude is good for fogies—free FogyFare on the bus system for instance.

I am thinking of shifting back to the western part of PA since I am now essentially retired. Like the area outside of the weather, have friends and some relatives in the region, and it’s roughly the same time to drive north to visit my brother.

Shifting near a seacoast was interesting me, but I foresee the issues being expense and an expectation that if not directly on a coast the experience would be very buggy.

And the main things slowing the move are not wanting to move myself and three cats again so soon after the last move. Plus the disruption of having to find a whole new set of doctors for my various pre-existing conditions.

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:43:44am

re: #258 Charles Johnson

[Apart from the fact that this is grotesque and disgusting, it’s “set foot,” not “step foot.”
“Step foot” makes no sense at all.]

That’s what I’ve always thought, but I keep seeing it…

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:43:58am

re: #258 Charles Johnson

I think that’s a lost cause, sort of like “literally” meaning both literally and not literally.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:44:08am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

This Week

@ThisWeekABC
* 4h
.@ABC Chief White House correspondent @jonkarl on Pres. Trump becoming the first U.S. president to step into North Korea: “In terms of sheer performance… this may be the biggest moment of the Trump presidency so far.” abcn.ws

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The 3-D Zanti Regent
@josephebacon
This is why I refer to your program as “This Weak” because we can always count on you liars to recite the latest Republican Party talking points.

12:25 PM - Jun 30, 2019

I am skeptical about Jonathan Karl’s credentials; his writings have been published in WSJ, Reason, and The Weekly Standard, all of which give me pause about his political leanings.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:44:38am

re: #259 darthstar

This made me chuckle.

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:46:05am

re: #266 wrenchwench

That’s what I’ve always thought, but I keep seeing it…

Apparently “step foot” has been around since the 1500’s, which isn’t quite as long as set foot, but still quite a while.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:46:31am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

Looked idly at costs in Pittsburgh a year ago. Even a nice river view on Mt. Washington is affordable, if you don’t live too long. The city is much nicer since I left it, perhaps because I left it. It scores high in most surveys of retirement cities. The attitude is good for fogies—free FogyFare on the bus system for instance.

This is one of the things that got me started looking at houses back there a few years ago. We were in Pittsburgh for a family reunion (the Smiths are South Side denizens going back to at least 1822), and it seemed like a really nice town - vibrant, no longer dependent on smokestack industries but not dying from their absence - and I started looking at houses, because I’d spent some time on Ancestry with old City Directories and had identified the street addresses where the Smiths lived going back to 1860. A couple of them had old listings on Zillow, which keeps the listings with pictures even after the property sells. I noticed two things: 1) the houses were pretty cheap and 2) the Dignals (one of them married my Great Grandfather in 1887) managed to fit 9 people into a house that was one narrow door and one narrow window wide. Must have been a real rabbit warren!

BUT, Pgh gets REAL FUCKING COLD in the winter!

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:47:59am

re: #268 Hecuba’s daughter

I am skeptical about Jonathan Karl’s credentials; his writings have been published in WSJ, Reason, and The Weekly Standard, all of which give me pause about his political leanings.

Well…

In terms of sheer performance… this may be the biggest moment of the Trump presidency so far

Considering his entire presidency is little more than a cosplay, looking at it “in terms of sheer performance” makes a bit of sense.

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:51:38am

re: #271 Blind Frog Belly White

Must have been a real rabbit warren!

BUT, Pgh gets REAL FUCKING COLD in the winter!

Needs more rabbits.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:51:39am

re: #272 KGxvi

Well…

Considering his entire presidency is little more than a cosplay, looking at it “in terms of sheer performance” makes a bit of sense.

But, you know, I think people other than his idiot base are tired of a Presidency defined entirely by photo ops. Compare the photo ops with the reality - NK now has thermonuclear weapons, and ICBMs that could deliver them. KJU has given up NOT ONE SINGLE THING, and Trump has pulled him up onto the world stage as an equal to us. Now, Trump has gone to KJU, like a spurned boyfriend. All that was missing was the boombox playing Peter Gabriel.

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darthstar  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:52:02am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:53:03am

re: #273 wrenchwench

Needs more rabbits.

Probably how the Dignals kept warm - three to a bed! Still, that was better than where they were for the 1870 census: the Allegheny County Home for the Poor.

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jaunte  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:54:07am

re: #275 darthstar

What rude beast slouches toward Pyongyang for a photo op?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:54:56am

re: #275 darthstar

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:55:26am

re: #246 Citizen K

6% of voters in 2016 voted for someone other than the Republican or Democratic nominee. That’s the highest third party vote percentage since Perot got 8% in 1996. And Clinton underperformed Obama’s 2012 totals by about 100k votes nationally (even though 7 million more people voted in 2016 than in 2012). There are plenty of votes out there for the 2020 Democratic nominee to win that didn’t vote for Clinton in 2016. The question at this point, is what is the best way to win those votes?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:55:39am

re: #253 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ve already decided that my retirement date is going to be 12/31/2024 so I can get to the 42 year maximum CSRS contribution.

I’d like to stay in Los Angeles but the rents are rising here because Garcetti lets gentrification run unchecked. Older apartment buildings are being torn down and replace by units that are excluded from rent stabilization.

I just got my annual rent increase notice and this time it’s increased by $50. When I moved into my apartment my rent in 1988 was $390. Now it’s going to go to $1,040 after the increase.

The new 8 story apartment building across the street is advertising rents that I can’t afford—Singles start at $1,595, One bedroom starting at $2,250 and 2 bedrooms starting at $2,995.

I may have to go to buying 2 shots of each Lotto jackpot to afford the rent…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:57:22am

re: #264 KGxvi

Andrew Jackson was the worst president prior to January 2017. By miles and miles.

Rankings by legitimate historians have always placed him in the top half — though he may now be moving down. Genocide of native Americans is not considered disqualifying.

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:57:48am

re: #274 Blind Frog Belly White

But, you know, I think people other than his idiot base are tired of a Presidency defined entirely by photo ops. Compare the photo ops with the reality - NK now has thermonuclear weapons, and ICBMs that could deliver them. KJU has given up NOT ONE SINGLE THING, and Trump has pulled him up onto the world stage as an equal to us. Now, Trump has gone to KJU, like a spurned boyfriend. All that was missing was the boombox playing Peter Gabriel.

Oh, I agree entirely. Trump is going to have the lowest ceiling of any incumbent president seeking re-election. Assuming turnout similar to, or higher than 2016, I don’t think he can do much better than about 46%. As I said in my last comment, the critical question will be whether the Democratic nominee can convince a sizable portion of the 6% who voted third party last time and new voters that they are a better option.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:57:51am

re: #271 Blind Frog Belly White

Yes Pittsburgh gets too BLEEPING cold in the winter and it gets too BLEEPING humid from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

That’s why I’m hoping I can stay in Los Angeles where I can handle the weather. RA doesn’t like high humidity or cold…

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:58:24am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:59:49am

re: #279 KGxvi

6% of voters in 2016 voted for someone other than the Republican or Democratic nominee. That’s the highest third party vote percentage since Perot got 8% in 1996. And Clinton underperformed Obama’s 2012 totals by about 100k votes nationally (even though 7 million more people voted in 2016 than in 2012). There are plenty of votes out there for the 2020 Democratic nominee to win that didn’t vote for Clinton in 2016. The question at this point, is what is the best way to win those votes?

Do not forgot widespread voter disenfranchisement and suppression that occurred in 2016, and that is likely to continue unabated in 2020. That was especially true in Wisconsin and Michigan.

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wrenchwench  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:00:33am

re: #281 Hecuba’s daughter

Rankings by legitimate historians have always placed him in the top half — though he may now be moving down. Genocide of native Americans is not considered disqualifying.

Which makes the use of the phrase ‘legitimate historians’ questionable.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:00:52am

re: #280 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’ve already decided that my retirement date is going to be 12/31/2024 so I can get to the 42 year maximum CSRS contribution.

I’d like to stay in Los Angeles but the rents are rising here because Garcetti lets gentrification run unchecked. Older apartment buildings are being torn down and replace by units that are excluded from rent stabilization.

I just got my annual rent increase notice and this time it’s increased by $50. When I moved into my apartment my rent in 1988 was $390. Now it’s going to go to $1,040 after the increase.

The new 8 story apartment building across the street is advertising rents that I can’t afford—Singles start at $1,595, One bedroom starting at $2,250 and 2 bedrooms starting at $2,995.

I may have to go to buying 2 shots of each Lotto jackpot to afford the rent…

IfI had my druthers, I’d stay here for the rest of my life. I love the weather, I love the place, the people, the attitude.

But this is now THE most expensive place to live in the US. Even if the mortgage was paid off, I couldn’t afford to live here. Only way to afford to live anywhere is sell up and become an Equity Pirate someplace else.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:02:19am

re: #287 Blind Frog Belly White

I love a lot of aspects of South Central PA, but I gotta say that the whole “Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Alabama in between” aspect is discouraging.

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KGxvi  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:06:06am

re: #285 Hecuba’s daughter

Do not forgot widespread voter disenfranchisement and suppression that occurred in 2016, and that is likely to continue unabated in 2020. That was especially true in Wisconsin and Michigan.

The DNC and every campaign should be working on voter registration and be ready for GOTV efforts not just in primaries, but in the general. Ideally, in all 50 states (especially given Trump’s approval rating per Morning Consult), but definitely in swing states.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:17:23am

re: #271 Blind Frog Belly White

This is one of the things that got me started looking at houses back there a few years ago. We were in Pittsburgh for a family reunion (the Smiths are South Side denizens going back to at least 1822), and it seemed like a really nice town - vibrant, no longer dependent on smokestack industries but not dying from their absence - and I started looking at houses, because I’d spent some time on Ancestry with old City Directories and had identified the street addresses where the Smiths lived going back to 1860. A couple of them had old listings on Zillow, which keeps the listings with pictures even after the property sells. I noticed two things: 1) the houses were pretty cheap and 2) the Dignals (one of them married my Great Grandfather in 1887) managed to fit 9 people into a house that was one narrow door and one narrow window wide. Must have been a real rabbit warren!

BUT, Pgh gets REAL FUCKING COLD in the winter!

Well, not really that cold. (I grew up in northeastern NY state near Canada. Pittsburgh doesn’t get that cold for long during the winter.) However, it will give you a winter that is generally gray, damp, and temps that hover between freezing and the low 40s.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:25:14am

re: #288 Blind Frog Belly White

I love a lot of aspects of South Central PA, but I gotta say that the whole “Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Alabama in between” aspect is discouraging.

You’d probably need to look for a town/city with a decent college in it which might also supply a bit of a liberal bastion to make the area more tolerable.

When my mother moved back east for Oregon in the mid-90s she picked Meadville, PA to look for an apartment in. Was equidistant to people see wanted to visit, had a decent college in it (Allegheny) and was a bit of a cultural center for that area of northwest PA. And was close enough to Pittsburgh that she could drive down and use the airport there for travel. (Though she usually came down and stayed with me the night before traveling since I could give her a ride into downtown where she could get a shuttle to the airport.)

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Belafon  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:30:34am

re: #194 Decatur Deb

Would FDR or JFK make it through this clusterfuck and still win the general?

I’m still having trouble seeing an actual clusterfuck, because it’s 16 freakin’ months from the election.


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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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Man Dies After Attacking Migrant Detention Center Just another day in Trumpmerica TACOMA, Wash. — A man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, ...
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Durand Jones & the Indications - Morning in America (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents Durand Jones & The Indications performing "Morning In America" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 2, 2019. Host: Kevin ColeAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Matt OgazDirector & Editor: Justin Wilmore ...
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Jeremy Renner - ‘Main Attraction’ Music Video for Main Attraction New Music out now! Heaven Don’t Have a Name: awal.lnk.toHouse of the Rising Sun: awal.lnk.toMain Attraction: awal.lnk.toNomad: awal.lnk.toSign: awal.lnk.to Watch more Original Content from Jeremy Renner ▶ youtube.com Follow Jeremy Renner:Instagram: instagram.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @Renner4RealSpotify: ...
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Cosmic Sans (Feat. Tom Misch)preorder the album → woooong.comCory Wong - guitar/bass/synth/mixTom Misch - guitarNate Smith - drumsJoe LaPorta - mastering
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Kishi Bashi - Violin Tsunami (Official Video) "Violin Tsunami" from Kishi Bashi off the album 'Omoiyari' out on Joyful Noise Recordings. Stream/Download/Purchase: jnr.lnk.to Video Created by: Julia and Mike McCoyTandem Media: tandemmedia.netWith help from: Benjamin J. Strickland (Brian Box) brainbx.com For more information on the Japanese ...
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João Gilberto - Coisa Mais Linda Faixa 09 - João Gilberto - 1961 Coisa Mais Linda - (Carlos Lyra, Vinicius de Moraes) Coisa mais bonita é você, assim, justinho vocêEu juro, eu não sei por que vocêVocê é mais bonita que a flor, quem dera, ...
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Nick Johnson - the No Soul BluesTabs available at - nickjohnsonacoustic.com Spotify - open.spotify.com facebook.cominstagram.comyoutube.com Video - Jeff Bethers Audio - Antoine Dufour
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