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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:41:25pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:41:32pm

Got CL’d.

Something I wrote a few days ago while spending time down by the water:

Low Tide

It comes and it goes,
but why? I don’t know.
Just another little mystery
Of life I suppose.

It exposes and hides,
What nature keeps deep inside.
Sometimes it’s quite narrow,
others it stretches out wide.

It ebbs and it swoons,
By the will of the moon.
The old cosmic dance,
To a long ago tune.

It’s the unflappable motion,
from the heart of the ocean.
And to the grains of sand
Shows its quiet devotion.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:42:48pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

“Find someone that looks at you the way Trump looks at Kim Jong Un.”

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:53:53pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 30, 2019 • 7:55:12pm

re: #4 Patricia Kayden

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Caption contest

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Belafon  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:05:40pm

re: #4 Patricia Kayden

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“Do I still get the dowry for her?”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:07:16pm

re: #5 Rightwingconspirator

Caption contest

Donald: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:09:37pm

re: #4 Patricia Kayden

“Daddy, is the Japan man going to let me sell stuff, in, like, Japan?”

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Dave In Austin  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:10:21pm

LOLOL. That Popping you hear……….

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makeitstop  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:13:57pm

So I went out to play a gig this afternoon, and while we were out we had some rather extreme weather. NOAA says it wasn’t a tornado, but the Weather Service says it was.

All I know is that there are trees down all over our neighborhood, and one of them is resting on our shed in the back yard. I’m thinking tornado.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:21:00pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:29:29pm

re: #10 makeitstop

So I went out to play a gig this afternoon, and while we were out we had some rather extreme weather. NOAA says it wasn’t a tornado, but the Weather Service says it was.

All I know is that there are trees down all over our neighborhood, and one of them is resting on our shed in the back yard. I’m thinking tornado.

I’m happy to hear you’re okay.

The Storm Prediction Center is showing only four tornado reports today on its map, all in South Dakota.
spc.noaa.gov

talkingpointsmemo.com

Trump took Tucker Carlson to North Korea, not John Bolton

Several journalists reported seeing Carlson on the sidelines of Trump’s historic visit to the the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, and the hosts of “Fox & Friends” confirmed Carlson was there during a phone interview with him.

Meanwhile, Bolton was shipped off to Mongolia over the weekend.

While speaking to his Fox colleagues, Carlson defended Trump’s friendliness with the brutal North Korean dictator.

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Historic in the sense of incredibly stupid.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:31:19pm

re: #10 makeitstop

I missed one tornado dot on that map - they’re also showing one in eastern Illinois.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:32:21pm

John Oliver’s main piece tonight… *drum roll*

amazon•com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:35:27pm

Wingnut goal achieved to paint antifascist protestors as violent. Portland’s police department was trolled.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:42:39pm

Police came by an hour ago to stop idiots in the neighborhood from shooting off fireworks.

They’re back at it. Some ass just let off an M-80 and car alarms are going off.

Four more days to go till Hell Night…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:43:14pm

Severe thunderstorm warning just went up from the National Weather Service for us.

Storm is confirmed by railroad workers in Gurley (two towns south) noting damage to rail cars and down trees.

My town is included in the warning.

wunderground.com (NEXRAD radar)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:45:07pm

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Dread Pirate  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:45:58pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:48:24pm

The ever-astute though fictitious comrades at DPRK News have a different take.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:49:17pm

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Corn On The Cob.

Damn, I’m hungry for this!

allrecipes.com

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:51:06pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹

That looks like a nasty fucker. No hook echoes, though, which is good. Lots of rain, hail, lightning, highway speed straight line winds. Hunker down Anymouse!

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Dave In Austin  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:52:42pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Corn On The Cob.

Damn, I’m hungry for this!

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allrecipes.com

Oh shit!.

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BigPapa  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:55:43pm

The continued fallout of Andy Ngo’s beat down by antifa is, like all other times, bullshit. What’s most annoying in the leftist loons playing the ‘falls right into their trap’ or some level of serious disapproval. But quiet about the Proud Boys.

Ahem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:57:16pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

That looks like a nasty fucker. No hook echoes, though, which is good. Lots of rain, hail, lightning, highway speed straight line winds. Hunker down Anymouse!

More storms are popping up closer to my village in the last few minutes on radar.

I think we’re about to get trampled here. Storm-relative radial velocity radar shows wind shear in the new storms, though that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 8:59:16pm
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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:00:03pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

I BEG YOUR PARDON!

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:00:14pm

Fairbanks. Smoke smell (from the Shovel Creek fire) everywhere, even though the rain has come. At least it’s cooler.

Didn’t sleep well last night (hot!), hoping tonight will be better. However it goes, Canada tomorrow!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:03:20pm

re: #27 retired cynic

I BEG YOUR PARDON!

FOX is becoming much like Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines in Rwanda before the start of the Tutsi Genocide there.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:04:58pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:04:58pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

WTH? Killing people?

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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:06:12pm

re: #30 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

no

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sizzzzlerz  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:06:41pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meh. I’ll stick with the classic: grilled corn, dabbed with butter, and seasoned with a little salt.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:08:09pm

re: #30 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Please tell me that someone is trying to punk Ben Garrison with that.

Please!

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sagehen  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:08:13pm
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danarchy  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:08:54pm

re: #33 sizzzzlerz

Meh. I’ll stick with the classic: grilled corn, dabbed with butter, and seasoned with a little salt.

Yes please, I’ll take the bacon on the side thanks.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:10:30pm

Heavy wind and rain started blowing through my kitchen window and fan. That window is now closed.

The NWS just issued additional severe thunderstorm warnings for my town. A couple supercells are approaching from different directions.

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retired cynic  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:16:00pm

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹

That’s not a good sign. Hang on…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:17:54pm

re: #38 retired cynic

That’s not a good sign. Hang on…

Our town is overlapped by two warning boxes.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:18:09pm

DiMaggio numbers for that place. DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak, a record that still stands today.

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Kilroy was here  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:24:30pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:27:27pm

My power is flickering. I might get knocked off line shortly, you lucky devils.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:30:30pm

Tucker fucking Carlson went to the DMZ with Fuckface Von Clownstick. And then defends the DPRK regime because “countries kill people.”

What. The. Fuck. Huh.

Seriously. WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:34:32pm

re: #43 teleskiguy

Tucker fucking Carlson went to the DMZ with Fuckface Von Clownstick. And then defends the DPRK regime because “countries kill people.”

What. The. Fuck. Huh.

Seriously. WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK

Is there any doubt that Fox has completely mutated into TASS?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:39:49pm

re: #44 Joe Bacon 🌹

Is there any doubt that Fox has completely mutated into TASS?

Rwanda’s radio. TASS didn’t praise dictators for killing people.

FOX appears to want a genocide.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:41:48pm
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BigPapa  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:54:26pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if Ngo was on wingnut radio this week recounting all the times he was murdered by milkshakes.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jun 30, 2019 • 9:58:25pm

re: #44 Joe Bacon 🌹

Is there any doubt that Fox has completely mutated into TASS?

They’re nailing the ASS part at least.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:00:09pm

re: #47 BigPapa

I wouldn’t be surprised if Ngo was on wingnut radio this week recounting all the times he was murdered by milkshakes.

He’s the top article over at Quillette (no link here)

Antifa’s Brutal Assault on Andy Ngo Is a Wake-Up Call—for Authorities and Journalists Alike

The Antifa thugs who attacked Quillette editor and photojournalist Andy Ngo in Portland yesterday did not quite manage to crack his skull. But they did manage to induce a brain hemorrhage that required Ngo’s overnight hospitalization. (For those seeking to support Ngo financially as he recovers, there is a third-party fundraising campaign.) The scene was captured by local reporter Jim Ryan, whose video can be accessed at the link below. We caution readers that it is an unsettling spectacle—by which we mean not only the violence itself, but the unconstrained glee this pack of mostly young men exhibit as they brutalize a journalist whom they’d spent months demonizing on social media, and whom they’d explicitly singled out for attack.

(more at Quillette)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:07:06pm

More storms are forming here. Several to our west moving east, and several to our south moving north.

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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:10:41pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnut goal achieved to paint antifascist protestors as violent. Portland’s police department was trolled.

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“Trolled” assumes that they’re not in on the con. Portland PD was caught redhanded collaborating with the local Nazi and white supremacist groups, remember.

re: #35 sagehen

Can we stop pretending Antifa is real? They are sock puppets for the Alt Right.
If Antifa were real, they would be spraying Trump’s golf courses with Round Up and freeing kids fron concentration camps. But all they seem to do is fulfill the wishes of the Nazis…how convenient.

The problem is that “Antifa” is real…just not the super-centralized, omnipresent leftist terror cabal people make it out to be. It’s a decentralized catch-all banner for protest groups like Black LIves Matter is/was. And, just like almost every protest group in the west coast, it attracted its share of Black Bloc nitwits making things tougher for everyone involved. And, just like anything emanating from any vaguely non-right-wing, collective blame is not only encouraged but demanded. Meanwhile, Proud Boys continue to exist and skirt by despite actual fucking central planning involved in that shit, not to mention the same white supremacist chuds with fellow travelers in police depts. everywhere.

It’s rampant double standards bullshit per usual, and its still fucking exhausting.

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BigPapa  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:15:58pm

re: #51 Citizen K

What’s most sinister is the leftist GreenAssange bloc doth protesting too much about antifa and incessantly about how violence is never the answer, if not some conspiracy about it all being theater by globalists.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:16:22pm

Someone who needs to be dragged on Twitter.

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Citizen K  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:17:46pm

re: #52 BigPapa

What’s most sinister is the leftist GreenAssange bloc doth protesting too much about antifa and incessantly about how violence is never the answer, if not some conspiracy about it all being theater by globalists.

It comes off as the same sort of bullshit of civility policing, where it’s only ever a problem when it comes from the left side of things, while the right gets to indulge freely in the same bullshit and it’s seen as just good, harmless fun and the utmost of civility.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:39:18pm

Turkey threatens Libyan strongman Haftar as six citizens detained (BBC)

Turkey says the forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar will become a “legitimate target” if they do not immediately release six Turks.

The Turkish foreign ministry said the detention of its citizens amounted to “banditry and piracy”.

Gen Haftar’s forces said on Friday they would attack Turkish targets over Turkish support for the internationally recognised Libyan government.

They also claimed they had destroyed a Turkish drone at a Tripoli airbase.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:39:41pm

Amazon. Try Not To Think About It™.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:41:42pm

He’s one of those people, I guess. 97 years old. Knows how to use Twitter. Sharp as Tony Bourdain’s chef knife.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:47:38pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

Just looked through the archive, crunched some numbers, and figured that I’ve been to five of these 60 shows. Best one was the last one I went to, in 2011. All original songs first set, all covers second set. They played Wild Thing!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:49:17pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 30, 2019 • 10:50:55pm

re: #59 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Putin strikes again.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:00:49pm

Here is Trump’s machine plying the language of theocracy:

Amb. Friedman:
‘America’s spiritual underpinnings come from Jerusalem’

[…]

“What the Declaration of the Independence did was to rethink the relationship between government and the citizens… but how did the founding fathers know what rights to enshrine?”

“They came from the Bible,” continued Friedman. “And what place did the Bible come from?”

“The spiritual underpinnings of our society in which we honor the dignity of every human life comes from Jerusalem.”

It’s all a lie.

The Revolutionaries of the colonies were explicitly overthrowing theocracy and taking their clues from movements like Voltaire’s brand of Enlightenment.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:10:27pm

Friendly reminder.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:13:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:15:14pm

re: #61 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Rights came from the Bible? Like the right to own slaves? Taking the virgin girls of a combat as sex slaves and killing all other women?

Yeah, none of that is in the Declaration of Independence.

I am so done with this “Judeo-Christian state” nonsense conservatives have pushed all my adult life. Christians spent most of their history persecuting Jews in the name of Jesus.

If the Founders wanted to put God in the Declaration and Constitution, they would have done so. Not satisfied with Lying for Jesus, Christians have to also lie about the Founders.

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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:16:58pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:38:11pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:43:52pm

Antifa in Portland is an astroturf operation. And the Portland Police is in on it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:52:53pm

re: #67 teleskiguy

Antifa in Portland is an astroturf operation. And the Portland Police is in on it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 30, 2019 • 11:58:18pm

When the fascist group Patriot Prayer was causing trouble in Portland, it was uncovered the city police were messaging back-and-forth with them.

Texts Between Portland Police and Patriot Prayer Ringleader Joey Gibson Show Warm Exchange (Willamette Week, February 14):

The texts show that Lt. Jeff Niiya had a friendly rapport with far-right organizer Joey Gibson.

Hundreds of texts between Portland police and right-wing organizer Joey Gibson reveal the extent to which law enforcement officers talked to and even coordinated with right-wing activists in order to police protests in 2017 and 2018.

The texts, obtained by WW through a public records request, show that Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya had a friendly rapport with Gibson, frequently discussing Gibson’s plans to demonstrate in Portland and even joking at times.

Gibson’s events, occurring regularly in the Pacific Northwest since President Donald Trump’s election, have alarmed and enraged Portlanders—even prompting the mayor to propose new rules restricting protests. That’s because the rallies have attracted white supremacists and other extremists, and are often thinly veiled pretexts for Gibson’s group, the Vancouver-Wash-based Patriot Prayer, to wage violent street fights with masked antifascists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:00:47am

re: #5 Rightwingconspirator

Caption contest

What do you mean you have to chaperone all our dates?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:04:04am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What do you mean you have to chaperone all our dates?

Abe is the chaperone? (need shower now)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:05:40am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹

Abe is the chaperone? (need shower now)

works both ways…

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:01:38am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:08:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:11:34am

Beware of Antifa yellow cake!!!

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dell*nix  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:18:26am

Corn meal and corn bread anyone? But not that Yankee kind.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:19:22am

twinkies filled with anthrax

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:49:29am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 1, 2019 • 3:04:59am

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

That is brilliant.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 3:22:11am

Destroyer of Worlds (goes to Tortoise Media)

This is the story of the founder of 8chan.

He no longer runs the site, but has left behind a monster.

He started out as a wheelchair-bound pre-teen running a Website for video games. That site probably had less traffic than my wife’s main site.

The douchecanoes at 4chan decided to brigade his small community, and destroyed it. He had no idea what had happened to his site.

When he figured it out, he went to 4chan to read. That turned him on to the far-right channer culture there, and he eventually went on to create 8chan.

He claims now he did not realise the toxicity which resulted from him inviting Gamergaters onto his site after they were kicked out of everywhere else, just that he was concerned about free speech. That exploded the size of 8chan from a few posts a day to over ten thousand an hour.

As he became more radicalised, he wrote an essay published on Daily Stormer promoting eugenics (he’d looked into that due to his own genetic disability).

He has since transferred ownership of the site to an American veteran living in The Philippines and disassociated himself from it.

His idea behind building 8chan was primarily about the fun of software coding, which he’d done since he was given his first computer before he went into foster care as a child.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 3:28:59am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 3:33:51am

Happy Canada Day.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 3:34:06am

I am again imagining the reaction if Obama had crossed into NK territory to meet with Kim…

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:12:24am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

Looks like they have their Horst-Wessel-lite. All they need now is a Marinus Van Der Lubbe stand-in and they’ll be right on schedule.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:17:11am

re: #84 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Looks like they have their Horst-Wessel-lite. All they need now is a Marinus Van Der Lubbe stand-in and they’ll be right on schedule.

Ominous warnings against terror attacks on July 4 celebrations…

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:20:15am

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

Happy Canada Day.

Thank you.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:21:22am

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

Happy Canada Day.

For those who could not wait until the 4th to celebrate your independence…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:45:49am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:46:23am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

For those who could not wait until the 4th to celebrate your independence…

No fireworks around here for a change. Lots of bitching about scarcity and cost.

I make sure to note that is due to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods.

Another brick in the “I don’t trust Christian churches” wall:

Pope Francis Praises Trump And Kim Jong Un’s ‘Significant’ DMZ Meeting (Goes to Huffington Post)

Good to see the largest Christian church in the world is on board with Trump and Kim’s meeting. Pope Francis hoped it would be “good for the whole world.”

Remember that when you put money in the basket for Peter’s Pence.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:47:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:50:16am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

Pope Francis Praises Trump And Kim Jong Un’s ‘Significant’ DMZ Meeting (Goes to Huffington Post)

I hope this is sheer cluelessness on his part and not some god-awful Machiavellianism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:51:12am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I hope this is sheer cluelessness on his part and not some god-awful Machiavellianism.

I’ll take the second choice. This is the Catholic Church we’re talking about.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 4:52:02am

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

I’ll take the second choice. This is the Catholic Church we’re talking about.

yes, they are anything but stupid…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:01:50am

Bruce Hornsby on Appalachian dulcimer is bizarre.

That is an interesting piece though, Mr. Johnson.

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jeffreyw  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:04:57am

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:14:59am

According to Brunswick News, Inc., they didn’t fire political cartoonist Michael de Adder over his viral Donald Trump cartoon. Nope. It wasn’t that. They claim it is a “false narrative” (that would be Canadian for “fake news”).

They claim this has been in the works for weeks, to bring back a reader favourite named Greg Perry in his place.

They are getting dragged in the comments.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:23:48am

re: #86 Romantic Heretic

Thank you.

Will you take my wife and me in as refugees? Please? I know you have Doug Ford as your province’s premier, but even he is far and away better than my state governor Pete Ricketts (and Justin Trudeau can run circles around Donald Trump).

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:36:01am

re: #4 Patricia Kayden

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:42:57am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:50:41am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Will you take my wife and me in as refugees? Please? I know you have Doug Ford as your province’s premier, but even he is far and away better than my state governor Pete Ricketts (and Justin Trudeau can run circles around Donald Trump).

Biggest mistake in my life was turning down a job offer in Canada because my dad threw a fit about me wanting to leave the “greatest country in the world”.

We’re now the laughing stock of the whole world thanks to the fucking idiot and his bimbo daughter!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:53:23am

re: #100 Joe Bacon 🌹

Biggest mistake in my life was turning down a job offer in Canada because my dad threw a fit about me wanting to leave the “greatest country in the world”.

We’re now the laughing stock of the whole world thanks to the fucking idiot and his bimbo daughter!

There is nothing wrong with being proud of where you are from, but there is also nothing at all wrong with relocating to wherever furthers your career and life.

That is something that is absolutely clear to most Europeans, except a number of soon-to-be ex-Europeans on that collection of islands to the NW of the continent…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:54:33am

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is nothing wrong with being proud of where you are from, but there is also nothing at all wrong with relocating to wherever furthers your career and life.

That is something that is absolutely clear to most Europeans, except a number of soon-to-be ex-Europeans on that collection of islands to the NW of the continent…

Conservatives here seem to think that people should be restricted by borders, but money should be able to travel wherever its owners want.

Money has more rights than people in the USA.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:57:21am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

Conservatives here seem to think that people should be restricted by borders, but money should be able to travel wherever its owners want.

Money has more rights than people in the USA.

That is one aspect of the global economy that has not filtered down to the masses who support supply-side economics: that capital will follow the highest returns, and those are more often to be had in places with fewer restrictions of worker health, safety and ecological protections.

And of course, places where wages are low and workers’ rights are non-existent or unenforced.

Corporations are people, but unlike people, they can be aborted whenever they prove a nuisance.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:58:21am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 1, 2019 • 5:58:23am

Check out the hashtag #UnwantedIvanka on Twitter.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:01:40am

re: #105 I Would Prefer Not To

Check out the hashtag #UnwantedIvanka on Twitter.

That thread is brutal. The Guardian has already picked up on it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:03:08am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹

That thread is brutal. The Guardian has already picked up on it.

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I think this is going to leave a mark. Good. Maybe she will STFU. (doubt it, but people are going to make fun of her for a long time).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:05:54am

re: #107 I Would Prefer Not To

I think this is going to leave a mark. Good. Maybe she will STFU. (doubt it, but people are going to make fun of her for a long time).

Stand by for conservative whinging:

Liberal tolerance! They’re attacking a successful woman and they claim to support feminism!

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:11:28am

re: #1 teleskiguy

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Jeff Tiedrich
@itsJeffTiedrich
I must have missed the chapter in the Art of the Deal where you meet a brutal despot on his own soil and legitimize him in exchange for jack shit and then proudly strut about because you’re too fucking stupid to understand that you just disgraced your country for a needy photo op

27.2K

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:12:26am

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹

Stand by for conservative whinging:

Liberal tolerance! They’re attacking a successful woman and they claim to support feminism!

Now just stop and think about what those conservatives would be doing if Chelsea did what Princess Ivanka did!

They would be foaming at the mouth!

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:13:30am

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:15:41am

I’m going to sign out. I’m tired and sunrise was a long time ago. Catch y’all later.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:35:55am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:40:03am

NEVER TRUMP = “Trump is a major embarrassment as a person but we are not embarrassed by anything he has done in terms of legislation, policy or judicial appointments.”

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:47:59am

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹

Stand by for conservative whinging:

Liberal tolerance! They’re attacking a successful woman and they claim to support feminism!

Yep, a woman should be able to handle criticism when she’s doing a job she’s not qualified for.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:57:04am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area.

Trump continues to savage our national security and inure benefits to our rivals and enemies. North Korea laughs at Trump’s “superior” intellect. Trump tweeted for a meeting at the DMZ, and that’s what Trump got. He got a photo op. Jong Un got everything he could have ever wanted and then some.

We’ve even got Trumpworld saying that they might be okay with North Korea possessing nukes, which would mean that nuclear blackmail is on the menu to stay. Trump’s willing to enable North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, all while he’s drumming for war against Iran, which ended up acquiescing to the JCPOA and limitations on its nuclear ambitions. The lesson here? Go big and go nuclear and Trump will cave to get a photo op.

How is this even possible? Because we’ve got a GOP that is beholden to Trump and the know nothing base, and they continue to enable a corrupt and criminal Trump all while they know that they can gerrymander districts to remain in power and have the courts packed with right wing extremists for decades to come.

Oh, and throw in the usual racism, Islamophobia, and Saudis whispering in Trump’s ear to go after Iran, while China knows that they can use North Korea to bully the economic powers in the region like Japan and South Korea and Vietnam. Trump refused to join the TPP to counter China’s economic clout, and the end result is that Trump continues to undermine our strategic partners and allies while our rivals fill the vacuum.

It’s disheartening to watch how awful Trump is, and how the GOP has gone to the lowest common racist know nothing denominator to remain in power.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:06:54am

That might be the best reply to Never-Trumpers: I’ve seen what you let happen to your party. Why would I want to let you do it to mine?

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:19:13am

re: #110 Joe Bacon 🌹

Now just stop and think about what those conservatives would be doing if Chelsea did what Princess Ivanka did!

They would be foaming at the mouth!

- she didn’t
- they still did

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:20:22am
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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:26:41am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹

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Sea Mexican  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:27:10am

Don’t know if this was posted already…

This is from my alma mater, UPRM, a moment of levity:

Facebook Post

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:33:29am

re: #119 Teukka

Nazi propaganda in 1941 is very similar with some content created in Twitter today.

Go up to the bartender and order a “Rootless Cosmopolitan”

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:33:50am
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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:35:03am

re: #123 lawhawk

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Arming themselves “against riots”. Right.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:47:15am

“Antifascist” is an adjective. It mostly describes the Good Guys.

“Antifa” is a noun, the name of a very loose movement. It is confused, sloppy in its associations, and infiltrated as shit by the Bad Guys.

They are not the same thing. Try to keep this straight until someone comes up with better language.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:50:00am

re: #125 Decatur Deb

“Antifascist” is an adjective. It mostly describes the Good Guys.

“Antifa” is a noun, the name of a very loose movement. It is confused, sloppy in its associations, and infiltrated as shit by the Bad Guys.

They are not the same thing. Try to keep this straight until someone comes up with better language.

The whole point of the Right is to equate one with the other to make the fascists look the the good and reasonable guys

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:52:04am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The whole point of the Right is to equate one with the other to make the fascists look the the good and reasonable guys

That too. When some good antifascist naif describes herself as “Antifa”, she is buying into a lot of shit.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:52:16am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The fascists have done a great job of showing that they’re not the reasonable ones. Murdering Heather Hayer was a turning point.

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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:54:51am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The whole point of the Right is to equate one with the other to make the fascists look the the good and reasonable guys

Not to mention, once again, demanding collective blame from a group opposed to them, while affording the agency to be ‘lone wolfs’ from anyone ostensibly on their side. Defining Antifa solely by the worst of them, the ‘bad guys’ using it as an excuse to do dumb shit the way Black Bloc twits seem to always do, and then using them as the ‘face’ of Antifa like every single person claiming the banner must be precisely like them. Oh, and not to mention pretending that it’s a monolithic centralized supergroup instead of the loose banner it actually is.

You know, meanwhile, Proud Boys and militia groups still get to wild as they please while being far more centralized and organized than any left wing group they paint as ‘terrorists’.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:54:54am

re: #128 Patricia Kayden

The fascists have done a great job of showing that they’re not the reasonable ones. Murdering Heather Hayer was a turning point.

we still have a good portion of the media mainstreaming them to make them appear as if they are just a point on the political spectrum instead of being anathema to everything America stands for, and again equating Antifa with anti-Fascism with violence and intolerance…

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:56:08am
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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:01:21am
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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:01:36am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we still have a good portion of the media mainstreaming them to make them appear as if they are just a point on the political spectrum instead of being anathema to everything America stands for, and again equating Antifa with anti-Fascism with violence and intolerance…

There’s no amount of civility that we could observe that would ever get us treated as better than the worst of the assholes on the right. You have literal murders, attempted murders, genuine life-threatening gang beatings, etc. from the Proud Boys and like groups, not even getting into the actual stock intimidation tactics they embark in constantly. But somehow, it’s Antifa that’s the existential crisis and the real danger, the group with no murder in their name, some charges of violent vandalism (as tends to happen with the Black Bloc dips in the PNW), and some assaults that have rarely even risen to the least of what right-wing agitators have done.

There’s no amount of good faith we can act with that will ever get us treated as valid, because we are always the usurpers in the GOP’s mind and the media continues to spread GOP word as Gospel.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:02:22am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we still have a good portion of the media mainstreaming them to make them appear as if they are just a point on the political spectrum instead of being anathema to everything America stands for, and again equating Antifa with anti-Fascism with violence and intolerance…

Mainstream media are card-carrying whores. With a few shining exceptions, they have always been whores. In fact, they are supposed to be whores. If your media outlet doesn’t have many millions in the bank, you ain’t mainstream.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:03:43am

re: #133 Citizen K

OTOH, no one from the left got a life sentence this week.

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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:04:19am
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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:09:20am

re: #133 Citizen K

I’m more and more convinced that we on the left are lousy at infiltrating institutions to help implement our policies. We want blacks to be treated better by cops, but very few on the left join the police force. We want to get a better media message out, but very few rich liberals are willing to invest in media. We think we can do it by being in government, but the other two actually make it harder to be in government.

We’re going to have to change that.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:12:18am

re: #132 jaunte

And he’ll get whatever he wants because he’s President and has no restraints.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:12:49am

re: #137 Belafon

In the near future, the most important part of that statement might be how well we are represented in the Department of Defense. It’s a good-news/bad-news story.

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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:13:17am

re: #137 Belafon

I’m more and more convinced that we on the left are lousy at infiltrating institutions to help implement our policies. We want blacks to be treated better by cops, but very few on the left join the police force. We want to get a better media message out, but very few rich liberals are willing to invest in media. We think we can do it by being in government, but the other two actually make it harder to be in government.

We’re going to have to change that.

Half the problem is that infiltrating things in the same way and same degree as the right has requires a stark lack of standards, morality, and general humanity. If the last decade or so has proven anything to me, it’s that so much of our institutions rely on a thin assumption of good faith on all sides, and the right has masterfully weaponized that to the point that any attempt to act against them, in good faith or bad, will always be tarred as the worst of bad faith while their craven cynicism will always be uplifted and exalted as the best of good faith. It’s all completely self-feeding right now.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:15:36am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:17:21am

re: #4 Patricia Kayden

“And in the 21st Century reboot of the classic Woodrow Wilson series, The Donald stars as the deeply racist President, and, in the role of Edith Wilson, the lovely Ivanka Trump”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:21:53am

good grief

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:23:09am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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“A few bad apples.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:24:46am

re: #144 Targetpractice

“A few bad apples.”

If you weeded out all the racists from ICE, would there be anyone left?

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:29:31am

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

If you weeded out all the racists from ICE, would there be anyone left?

Perhaps, but the level of screaming about “fascism” and “thought crimes” would be so fucking loud that those remaining would have been rendered deaf.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:33:28am
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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:35:13am

re: #140 Citizen K

Half the problem is that infiltrating things in the same way and same degree as the right has requires a stark lack of standards, morality, and general humanity. If the last decade or so has proven anything to me, it’s that so much of our institutions rely on a thin assumption of good faith on all sides, and the right has masterfully weaponized that to the point that any attempt to act against them, in good faith or bad, will always be tarred as the worst of bad faith while their craven cynicism will always be uplifted and exalted as the best of good faith. It’s all completely self-feeding right now.

- they successfully changed the definition of ‘politics’

- the business of politics was to negotiate agreements between groups of different interests with the object of finding a common way forward.

- today, only D’s buy into this premise. R’s market power, domination, and force of will.

- They perverted politics from a clash of value systems, each of which is in some way valid; a competition between basically well intentioned people who see the world differently…

into a tribal, degenerative, brutal struggle for office in which the R’s, with righteous indignation believe only the D’s are capable of, and in fact do behave despicably.

- And they are using this perversion to oppress, deny humanity, and even the right to exist.

- You either believe in all the Pledge of Allegiance or you don’t:
Liberty and Justice for All

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:36:25am

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

If you weeded out all the racists from ICE, would there be anyone left?

i’m for finding out

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:38:09am

re: #132 jaunte

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Something to bear in mind, folks: It’s going to be worse next year. Every time this clueless fuckwit gets his way on something, he decides it’s not enough and pushes for more. So if he gets even a few Bradleys or APCs this year, he’ll push for Abrams tanks next year. Why? Because this isn’t a July 4th celebration, it’s yet another Trump campaign rally being run on the federal taxpayer’s dime.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:40:14am

re: #150 Targetpractice

Something to bear in mind, folks: It’s going to be worse next year. Every time this clueless fuckwit gets his way on something, he decides it’s not enough and pushes for more. So if he gets even a few Bradleys or APCs this year, he’ll push for Abrams tanks next year. Why? Because this isn’t a July 4th celebration, it’s yet another Trump campaign rally being run on the federal taxpayer’s dime.

He wants a bigger and better one than Macron or Putin get.

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:41:23am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He wants a bigger and better one than Macron or Putin get.

Yep, because the shriveled mushroom between his legs can’t even get a semi unless he’s seen as a bigger “winner” than people in the same field.

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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:42:17am

re: #148 DangerMan

- they successfully changed the definition of ‘politics’

- the business of politics was to negotiate agreements between groups of different interests with the object of finding a common way forward.

- today, only D’s buy into this premise. R’s market power, domination, and force of will.

- They perverted politics from a clash of value systems, each of which is in some way valid; a competition between basically well intentioned people who see the world differently…

into a tribal, degenerative, brutal struggle for office in which the R’s, with righteous indignation believe only the D’s are capable of, and in fact do behave despicably.

- And they are using this perversion to oppress, deny humanity, and even the right to exist.

- You either believe in all the Pledge of Allegiance or you don’t:
Liberty and Justice for All

But, but, the left doesn’t sing and make a huge deal about the Pledge so they’re the ones that don’t believe in it! They don’t even wear flags all over their body like a real patriot would!!

The right is the very demonstration of the ‘hypocrites who pray in public’ like Jesus warned. They’ve made it all about performative nationalism and anything less than that is literal treason, and anything you do to fight that impression just gets you squashed under the weight of eternal weaponized bad faith, and the media’s willing credulity toward the ‘real’ rulers of this country.

It’s barely even an uphill battle at this point because to consider it even a ‘battle’ assumes that one side hasn’t been handed the outright win over and over again.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:44:31am

“…The provision of federal law criminalizing unlawful entry into the United States — which some Democratic presidential candidates now want to undo — was crafted by an avowed white supremacist who opposed the education of black Americans and favored lynching, which he justified by saying, “to hell with the Constitution.”

“…Blease was an architect of Section 1325, the part of Title 8 of the United States Code that makes it a misdemeanor to enter the country without authorization.

The statute, adopted in 1929, is the basis for Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which his administration used to justify separating families at the border.”

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:51:42am

i dont care.
it’s fun

YouTube

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:01:57am

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

If you weeded out all the racists from ICE, would there be anyone left?

The survival rate would be Zero to Most, depending on how you calibrate “racist”.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:07:17am

Blazing Saddles
The Big Lebowski
Life of Brian
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney cartoon version)

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:13:40am

re: #157 The Vicious Babushka

Blazing Saddles
The Big Lebowski
Life of Brian
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney cartoon version)

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In scrambled order:
Dr. Strangelove
Lovers of Teruel
Casablanca
A Man and a Woman
The Pawnbroker

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:14:32am

re: #105 I Would Prefer Not To

Check out the hashtag #UnwantedIvanka on Twitter.

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With a side of plaid shirt guy.

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nowherenorth2  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:14:55am

re: #157 The Vicious Babushka

Blazing saddles
Blade runner
L.a. confidential
RoboCop
Die hard

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:15:55am

re: #156 Decatur Deb

The survival rate would be Zero to Most, depending on how you calibrate “racist”.

True. If you use the GOP definition of racist, you would retain anyone who believed that Democrats and minorities were the real racists.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:19:09am

re: #157 The Vicious Babushka

Blazing Saddles
The Big Lebowski
Life of Brian
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney cartoon version)

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my list of 5 has got 15 entries

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:19:24am

re: #158 Decatur Deb

In scrambled order:
Dr. Strangelove
Lovers of Teruel
Casablanca
A Man and a Woman
The Pawnbroker

Blazing Saddles
Dr. Zhivago
Star Wars
Casablanca
Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:19:59am

moron

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:22:57am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:23:55am

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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I’ve decided to quit trying to point out all the lies this shitstain spews. I am now going to just try pointing out things that are true in whatever he spews. Will be much easier and require a lot less typing.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:24:12am

re: #162 DangerMan

my list of 5 has got 15 entries

nope. can’t do it in 5
i need 17, and a few are mini-series(es).
so kick me off the island

Blazing Saddles
The Magnificent Seven (Brynner, McQueen)
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Chiefs
Cool Hand Luke
Jeremiah Johnson
The Thomas Crown Affair (McQueen)
QB VII
Absence of Malice
A Town Like Alice
Singin’ in the Rain
In The Heat of the Night
The Natural
Lawrence of Arabia
Shogun
The Music Man
I, Claudius

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:25:21am

re: #165 MsJ

The reason I don’t want any of the non-Trumps demonized is that I might need to get wildly enthusiastic about supporting them.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:25:36am

re: #165 MsJ

You can kick my ass for this, but: If you say stuff like

“I would rather have four more years of Trump than (one of the dem candidates)”

Or

“If he/she becomes the final candidate, I’m staying home”

Consider yourself blocked. You do not belong in the resistance.

if you’d rather have four more years of trump, you’re not in the resistance

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:26:37am

re: #167 DangerMan

nope. can’t do it in 5
i need 17, and a few are mini-series(es).
so kick me off the island

Blazing Saddles
The Magnificent Seven (Brynner, McQueen)
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Chiefs
Cool Hand Luke
Jeremiah Johnson
The Thomas Crown Affair (McQueen)
QB VII
Absence of Malice
A Town Like Alice
Singin’ in the Rain
In The Heat of the Night
The Natural
Lawrence of Arabia
Shogun
The Music Man
I, Claudius

You can stay, but just for I, Claudius.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:28:09am
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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:35:08am

The CBP is serving as an excellent example of how Hitler never had to force people to become monsters, all he had to do is give them an excuse.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:41:11am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

9,500 CBP officers sharing memes about dead migrants and discussing violence and sexual misconduct towards members of Congress.

How on earth can CBP’s culture be trusted to care for refugees humanely?

PS I have no plans to change my itinerary & will visit the CBP station today.

stare em the fuck down

“Look eye. Always look eye.”

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:41:24am

re: #172 Targetpractice

The CBP is serving as an excellent example of how Hitler never had to force people to become monsters, all he had to do is give them an excuse.

The monsters were there, waiting. They always are.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:42:06am

So, so afraid of being called a mean nickname on Twitter.

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sagehen  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:43:02am

re: #157 The Vicious Babushka

in chronological order:

Guys & Dolls
Carmen Jones
West Side Story
Monty Python & Holy Grail
Little Shop of Horrors

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:44:17am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:45:09am

re: #176 sagehen

in chronological order:

Guys & Dolls
Carmen Jones
West Side Story
Monty Python & Holy Grail
Little Shop of Horrors

Would have gone with WSS, but the late 50s slang makes it unbearable. Everything else held up.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:47:32am

re: #174 Decatur Deb

The monsters were there, waiting. They always are.

But almost any ordinary person can be transformed into a monster under the right conditions. Think of 1984’s daily 2 minutes of hate. You just have to come to believe that the opponent is the manifestation of evil and your side is fighting for truth. Those who have drunk the Fox Kool-Aid are no longer able to process facts and dismiss anything that doesn’t promote their fuehrer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:47:38am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:48:46am

re: #157 The Vicious Babushka

Blazing Saddles
The Big Lebowski
Life of Brian
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney cartoon version)

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King Of Hearts
Grand Illusion
Frankenstein
The Tales Of Hoffman
The Thief of Baghdad

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:50:16am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:53:01am

re: #179 Hecuba’s daughter

But almost any ordinary person can be transformed into a monster under the right conditions. Think of 1984’s daily 2 minutes of hate. You just have to come to believe that the opponent is the manifestation of evil and your side is fighting for truth. Those who have drunk the Fox Kool-Aid are no longer able to process facts and dismiss anything that doesn’t promote their fuehrer.

Yup, but some convert easier than others. There were kids in my first grade recess that looked ripe to be on the wrong side of Mai Lai, Abu Ghraib, or the CBP.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:53:48am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My God. One of the images is of AOC being graphically sexually assaulted by Trump.

There needs to be a congressional investigation of CPB and why officers are doing this. Heads need to roll.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:55:26am

re: #174 Decatur Deb

The monsters were there, waiting. They always are.

They were already racist before they became economically insecure

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:55:52am

re: #181 Joe Bacon 🌹

Heh. Another Ludmilla Tcherina fan.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:57:41am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were already racist before they became economically insecure

Always thought that we were one more Depression from the rise of American Fascism. Turns out we didn’t need much of a Depression.

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sagehen  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:58:14am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were already racist before they became economically insecure

yeah, but they used to be embarrassed to be so public about it.

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Targetpractice  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:58:17am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:58:49am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

Always thought that we were one more Depression from the rise of American Fascism. Turns out we didn’t need much of a Depression.

Obama spared us from seeing our 2008 recession turn into a depression, but we all know how that was regarded by the economically insecure.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:59:30am

re: #176 sagehen

in chronological order:

Guys & Dolls
Carmen Jones
West Side Story
Monty Python & Holy Grail
Little Shop of Horrors

Hell with that. Imma take all my movies. My Bogart collection (Casablanca! The Big Sleep! To Have and Have Not! The Maltese Falcon!), my WW2 stuff, my science fiction and fantasy, all my Ridley Scott history epics. All my Middle Earth hobbit movies. Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar….the space flicks. Oh, and Alien and Aliens. Some Predator, too.

I’m going to run entertainment on the island. Tonight’s feature is The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn!

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:02:54am

re: #175 The Vicious Babushka

So, so afraid of being called a mean nickname on Twitter.

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And remember that he doesn’t care about anyone but his (every day shrinking) base…who love him.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:05:58am

re: #191 Scottish Dragon

Good solid monopolistic intent.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:07:25am

re: #192 MsJ

And remember that he doesn’t care about anyone but his (every day shrinking) base…who love him.

Not shrinking. Nate provides a Rorschach of our 21st Cent psyche.

projects.fivethirtyeight.com

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:08:04am

re: #193 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Good solid monopolistic intent.

Wait till you see his popcorn prices.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:12:24am

re: #193 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Good solid monopolistic intent.

I don’t charge. Good movies, like good books, should be shared.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:13:18am

re: #195 Decatur Deb

Wait till you see his popcorn prices.

I’m not a ‘he’…..

Popcorn provided. You bring the hard cider, tho.

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:17:05am

How is this schmatta worth more than four grand? It looks like one of her $35.00 knock offs.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:18:52am

re: #175 The Vicious Babushka

So, so afraid of being called a mean nickname on Twitter.

If the media half-way called him out, he wouldn’t do nearly as much stuff.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:19:19am

Okay, so really bad pun…

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:20:34am

re: #184 Scottish Dragon

My God. One of the images is of AOC being graphically sexually assaulted by Trump.

There needs to be a congressional investigation of CPB and why officers are doing this. Heads need to roll.

I’m sure McConnell will be more than willing to call an all CPB panel on the problems with the CPB.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:21:55am

re: #194 Decatur Deb

Trump can’t even break 50% in Rasmussen.

That right there is how awful Trump is.

Rasmussen is known for manipulating polls in election season, so that they’re an outlier at the beginning and then closing on the rest of the pollsers averages close to election day - so that they can claim that they’re accurate at the end.

Rasmussen is also very thin skinned when you point out all their problems with their polling, methodologies, and their slant. Kinda like Trump too.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:23:00am

re: #200 Teukka

Okay, so really bad pun…

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That was awesome.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:23:16am

re: #201 Belafon

I’m sure McConnell will be more than willing to call an all CPB panel on the problems with the CPB.

I wonder how he would feel if it was a picture of his wife being forced down to perform fellatio on Trump instead of AOC? (For God’s sake, please, nobody do that)

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BlueGrl21  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:24:40am

re: #191 Scottish Dragon

Hell with that. Imma take all my movies. My Bogart collection (Casablanca! The Big Sleep! To Have and Have Not! The Maltese Falcon!), my WW2 stuff, my science fiction and fantasy, all my Ridley Scott history epics. All my Middle Earth hobbit movies. Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar….the space flicks. Oh, and Alien and Aliens. Some Predator, too.

I’m going to run entertainment on the island. Tonight’s feature is The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn!

The Lord of the Rings movies
Star Wars except for Episodes 1 and 2
Room With a View
Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version if I have to do movies. Prefer BBC version.)
I’m taking Downton Abbey and I don’t care if I get kicked off the island

I should have been born 100+ years ago or in an alternate reality. Or both.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:26:04am

re: #202 lawhawk

Trump can’t even break 50% in Rasmussen.

That right there is how awful Trump is.

Rasmussen is known for manipulating polls in election season, so that they’re an outlier at the beginning and then closing on the rest of the pollsers averages close to election day - so that they can claim that they’re accurate at the end.

Rasmussen is also very thin skinned when you point out all their problems with their polling, methodologies, and their slant. Kinda like Trump too.

538’s aggregate track might not be accurate, but it’s shockingly stable. Nothing is changing many minds for long. Short of a failed war or economic dump, he’s going into 2020 in better shape than 2016.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:26:16am

re: #202 lawhawk

Trump can’t even break 50% in Rasmussen.

That right there is how awful Trump is.

Rasmussen is known for manipulating polls in election season, so that they’re an outlier at the beginning and then closing on the rest of the pollsers averages close to election day - so that they can claim that they’re accurate at the end.

Rasmussen is also very thin skinned when you point out all their problems with their polling, methodologies, and their slant. Kinda like Trump too.

If Trump can’t break 50% in Rasmussen - who are notoriously pro-GOP - then he’s in seriously deep shit.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:26:36am

re: #205 BlueGrl21

The Lord of the Rings movies
Star Wars except for Episodes 1 and 2
Room With a View
Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version if I have to do movies. Prefer BBC version.)
I’m taking Downton Abbey and I don’t care if I get kicked off the island

I should have been born 100+ years ago or in an alternate reality. Or both.

I prefer simulations of the 17th-20th centuries over the real thing. Too easiy to die.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:27:01am

Everything Trump Touches Dies.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:28:00am

re: #206 Decatur Deb

Impeachment.

That’d move the dial. Why? Because daily coverage of the hearings would show just how corrupt and criminal he and his entire cabal of cronies is.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:28:10am

re: #208 Belafon

I prefer simulations of the 17th-20th centuries over the real thing. Too easiy to die.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Criminally underrated film.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:29:36am

re: #210 lawhawk

Impeachment.

That’d move the dial. Why? Because daily coverage of the hearings would show just how corrupt and criminal he and his entire cabal of cronies is.

Until it hits the Senate. Then he’s redeemed and anointed.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:33:01am

re: #157 The Vicious Babushka

Shane
High Noon
Ghost in the Shell
Star Wars A New Hope
The Lord of the Rings

Honorable mention: The Princess Bride

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:34:37am

re: #212 Decatur Deb

Until it hits the Senate. Then he’s redeemed and anointed.

And the Senate takes a hit because they’re protecting a criminal.

I know. There’s no way around the Senate, and it would take something so completely awful to get McConnell to even consider the trial of Trump for removal. But that itself is an indictment of the GOP - they refuse to adhere to the rule of law and would instead protect the criminal Trump.

If I were Democratic party leadership, I’d do pressers where 50% is impeachment related stuff outlining Trump criminality and the other 50% is policy stuff. Every committee can be involved.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:35:42am

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Criminally underrated film.

I like the Sharpe books/movies for their reasonably accurate view of the Napoleanic era

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:37:14am

re: #214 lawhawk

And the Senate takes a hit because they’re protecting a criminal.

I know. There’s no way around the Senate, and it would take something so completely awful to get McConnell to even consider the trial of Trump for removal. But that itself is an indictment of the GOP - they refuse to adhere to the rule of law and would instead protect the criminal Trump.

If I were Democratic party leadership, I’d do pressers where 50% is impeachment related stuff outlining Trump criminality and the other 50% is policy stuff. Every committee can be involved.

Everyone with a brain knows he’s a crook and the Senate abets a criminal daily. Now if we only had an EC-proof, Russia-proof, suppression-proof majority.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:41:51am
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sagehen  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:45:49am

re: #210 lawhawk

Impeachment.

That’d move the dial. Why? Because daily coverage of the hearings would show just how corrupt and criminal he and his entire cabal of cronies is.

Evangelicals still wouldn’t care.

Judicial appointments and lip service to Falwell/Hagee/etc is their be-all and end-all.

Bush only lost support because Katrina; people who were physically located where they could daily see the administration’s non-helpfulness (and without electricity, Fox and Rush couldn’t propagandize them.)

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:48:57am

So I just got done getting some new work boots at Walmart. Ran into a ass wearing a pro Pinochet tshirt. I had , ironically , on a shirt with the Captain America shield on it and my cavalry hat. I looked at him, said Pfft! and shook my head. The twit just skulked off. “Assholes do so vex me”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:49:15am

re: #205 BlueGrl21

The Lord of the Rings movies
Star Wars except for Episodes 1 and 2
Room With a View
Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version if I have to do movies. Prefer BBC version.)
I’m taking Downton Abbey and I don’t care if I get kicked off the island

I should have been born 100+ years ago or in an alternate reality. Or both.

Hard decision — and applies only if I have a year to live — anything longer and only 5 movies would be unbearable..

Pride and Prejudice (same versions as you)
The Last Starfighter
War Games
Die Hard
Lake House (2006)

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Skip Intro  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:49:56am

Why do people still think Trump’s supporters will turn on him? As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing they’ll never turn, no matter what happens.

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Kilroy was here  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:49:58am

Metropolis (1927)
Longest Day (1962)
Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Die Hard (1988)
The Martian (2015)

Honorable mentions
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Godzilla (1954) Japanese release - no “Steve Martin”
Princess Bride (1987)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:50:36am

No words.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:53:57am

A “want-to-watch movie” is not quite congruent with “great” movie. Saw a great WWI movie the other day, Forbidden Ground (alt Battleground). It’s an Australian recreation of one day in No Man’s Land. Never want to see it again.

imdb.com

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:55:38am

re: #224 Decatur Deb

A “want-to-watch movie” is not quite congruent with “great” movie. Saw a great WWI movie the other day, Forbidden Ground (alt Battleground). It’s an Australian recreation of one day in No Man’s Land. Never want to see it again.

imdb.com

I can only take City of God in infrequent viewings.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:56:27am

re: #225 Belafon

I can only take City of God in infrequent viewings.

The Rio favela film? yes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:56:31am
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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:01:41am

re: #224 Decatur Deb

A “want-to-watch movie” is not quite congruent with “great” movie. Saw a great WWI movie the other day, Forbidden Ground (alt Battleground). It’s an Australian recreation of one day in No Man’s Land. Never want to see it again.

imdb.com

How does it compare to “Paths of Glory” as a WWI film?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:04:19am

re: #228 William Lewis

How does it compare to “Paths of Glory” as a WWI film?

No stars, much sparser dialogue, more realistic setting and gear, odd lapse of moral issues. You still want to see everyone O2 and above get fragged.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:09:40am

re: #224 Decatur Deb

A “want-to-watch movie” is not quite congruent with “great” movie. Saw a great WWI movie the other day, Forbidden Ground (alt Battleground). It’s an Australian recreation of one day in No Man’s Land. Never want to see it again.

imdb.com

Come and See.

imdb.com

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:12:51am

I am an action movie kinda person. The Matrix and Live Free or Die Hard will always be on my list because I can (and have) watched both more times than I can count.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:16:19am

re: #176 sagehen

in chronological order:

Guys & Dolls
Carmen Jones
West Side Story
Monty Python & Holy Grail
Little Shop of Horrors

+1 for carmen jones

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:17:59am

re: #191 Scottish Dragon

Hell with that. Imma take all my movies. My Bogart collection (Casablanca! The Big Sleep! To Have and Have Not! The Maltese Falcon!), my WW2 stuff, my science fiction and fantasy, all my Ridley Scott history epics. All my Middle Earth hobbit movies. Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar….the space flicks. Oh, and Alien and Aliens. Some Predator, too.

I’m going to run entertainment on the island. Tonight’s feature is The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn!

you’ll need at least one “Robinson Crusoe”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:18:12am

re: #231 MsJ

I am an action movie kinda person. The Matrix and Live Free or Die Hard will always be on my list because I can (and have) watched both more times than I can count.

I’m a fan of certain action movies. I prefer The Thirteenth Floor to the Matrix; and maybe The Edge of Tomorrow should have been included on my original list.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:18:17am

Haven’t been this angry heading into a July 4th in awhile.

Fuck Trump and all his enablers.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:19:18am

re: #205 BlueGrl21

The Lord of the Rings movies
Star Wars except for Episodes 1 and 2
Room With a View
Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version if I have to do movies. Prefer BBC version.)
I’m taking Downton Abbey and I don’t care if I get kicked off the island

I should have been born 100+ years ago
or in an alternate reality. Or both.

how do you know you werent?

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BeenHereAwhile  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:21:40am

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹

Bruce Hornsby on Appalachian dulcimer is bizarre.

That is an interesting piece though, Mr. Johnson.

You were expecting an Abyssinian maid?

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:21:41am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:22:44am

Uh oh did Tweetdeck go down or did I get suspended again?

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:23:09am

re: #234 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m a fan of certain action movies. I prefer The Thirteenth Floor to the Matrix; and maybe The Edge of Tomorrow should have been included on my original list.

Edge of Tomorrow is good, but not as good as Live Free or Die Hard. Different genre but…just sayin’. :-D

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:23:38am

re: #214 lawhawk

And the Senate takes a hit because they’re protecting a criminal.

I know. There’s no way around the Senate, and it would take something so completely awful to get McConnell to even consider the trial of Trump for removal. But that itself is an indictment of the GOP - they refuse to adhere to the rule of law and would instead protect the criminal Trump.

If I were Democratic party leadership, I’d do pressers where 50% is impeachment related stuff outlining Trump criminality and the other 50% is policy stuff. Every committee can be involved.

i’ve said it before
- you do all the hearings, in nauseating detail
- you make it plain as day
- you prepare articles
- and don’t vote on them

- can even go so far as to say publicly:

“here’s the evidence. we all know. Unfortunately the senate decided long ago, before we even started investigating, that they would vote to clear him no matter what. They said it on television.”

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:23:48am

re: #239 The Vicious Babushka

Uh oh did Tweetdeck go down or did I get suspended again?

Is this your usual account or the Pie one?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:24:33am

re: #239 The Vicious Babushka

Uh oh did Tweetdeck go down or did I get suspended again?

I still see pie overlord

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:24:52am

re: #233 DangerMan

you’ll need at least one “Robinson Crusoe”

Building a wooden boat

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:25:15am

re: #242 MsJ

Is this your usual account or the Pie one?

I’m Tweeting as @Pie_Overlord now.

I just Tweeted using the regular Twitter but can’t get on Tweetdeck.

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:25:55am
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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:26:25am

re: #1 teleskiguy

The first visit was historic, and shameful. The second visit was just shameful and a complete failure. This last one counts as a surrender. Trump went to see Kim. Begged him publicly for an audience. I’ll bet Putin is jealous because he hasn’t bothered come to Russia yet and here he is, cupping Kim Jong Un’s balls in North Korea.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:26:44am

Meanwhile I have still heard NO RESPONSE from Twitter as to why VB got suspended. I opened an appeal but have no response on that.

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KGxvi  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:27:49am

re: #241 DangerMan

i’ve said it before
- you do all the hearings, in nauseating detail
- you make it plain as day
- you prepare articles
- and don’t vote on them

- can even go so far as to say publicly:

“here’s the evidence. we all know. Unfortunately the senate decided long ago, before we even started investigating, that they would vote to clear him no matter what. They said it on television.”

Nah, you still vote on it. Force every Republican on the record. Spend the next decade campaigning against them as the party of corruption. Force them to own it.

McConnell is probably facing his last election - he’s 77, he’ll be 78 on election day in 2020, which means he’d be 84 if he ran again in 2026. But there are plenty of other Republicans who are going to have to live with being the party of corruption for a decade or two.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:28:28am

re: #248 The Vicious Babushka

Meanwhile I have still heard NO RESPONSE from Twitter as to why VB got suspended. I opened an appeal but have no response on that.

Suspended? Not just a 24 hour timeout where you can’t call Republicans assholes?

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:28:37am

re: #246 MsJ

As the elected AG of NY, I have a sworn duty to protect & uphold state law. My office will follow the facts of any case, wherever they lead.

Make no mistake: No one is above the law, not even the President.

P.S. My name is Letitia James. (You can call me Tish.)

re: #173 DangerMan

“Always look eye.”

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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:29:44am

re: #200 Teukka

Okay, so really bad pun…

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All of us updingers have outed ourselves as really bad pun updingers. (Pictorial, at least.)

There’s no stopping them now.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:31:40am

re: #249 KGxvi

Nah, you still vote on it. Force every Republican on the record. Spend the next decade campaigning against them as the party of corruption. Force them to own it.

McConnell is probably facing his last election - he’s 77, he’ll be 78 on election day in 2020, which means he’d be 84 if he ran again in 2026. But there are plenty of other Republicans who are going to have to live with being the party of corruption for a decade or two.

i get the logic of going through with it and im not against it

what i love about the not voting idea is they cant do anything but watch
“i like republicans who are powerless and impotent, ok?”

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unproven innocence  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:32:34am

re: #247 darthstar

The first visit was historic, and shameful. The second visit was just shameful and a complete failure. This last one counts as a surrender. Trump went to see Kim. Begged him publicly for an audience. I’ll bet Putin is jealous because he hasn’t bothered come to Russia yet and here he is, cupping Kim Jong Un’s balls in North Korea.

Kim Jong Un visits Russia to meet Putin for first time

[edit] Oh, maybe you meant Trump not yet visiting Putin on his home turf.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:32:38am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Will you take my wife and me in as refugees? Please? I know you have Doug Ford as your province’s premier, but even he is far and away better than my state governor Pete Ricketts (and Justin Trudeau can run circles around Donald Trump).

I’ll see what I can do. ;)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:32:42am

re: #252 wrenchwench

All of us updingers have outed ourselves as really bad pun updingers. (Pictorial, at least.)

There’s no stopping them now.

I was reading an article about how trees communicate with each other by secreting some sort of chemicals or hormones through the root network.

Well, older threes do that, the milliennial trees just use WhatSap

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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:33:00am

re: #248 The Vicious Babushka

Meanwhile I have still heard NO RESPONSE from Twitter as to why VB got suspended. I opened an appeal but have no response on that.

Your contact info was all up to date, right? Email, phone, whatever?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:33:59am

re: #250 darthstar

Suspended? Not just a 24 hour timeout where you can’t call Republicans assholes?

VB is still suspended. PO is active.

Tweetdeck is down.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:34:18am

re: #257 Citizen K

Your contact info was all up to date, right? Email, phone, whatever?

Yeah and I just changed my password.

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KGxvi  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:36:18am

re: #253 DangerMan

i get the logic of going through with it and im not against it

what i love about the not voting idea is they cant do anything but watch
“i like republicans who are powerless and impotent, ok?”

But they won’t be powerless and impotent. Trump will declare - against all evidence to the contrary that the Democrats wasted time and money and still didn’t find anything worthy of impeachment. Congressional Republicans will fall in line. Activists on the left will call House leadership chickenshit and wonder what the point of electing Democrats actually is if they won’t do their damn jobs. The MAGAssholes will cheer that Trump beat the cucks in Congress into submission.

To borrow a line from Varys: power lies where men believe it does.

Republicans will see this as an opportunity to strengthen their positions.

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A Cranky One  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:37:54am

re: #258 The Vicious Babushka

VB is still suspended. PO is active.

Tweetdeck is down.

Perhaps your account was suspended because the food pics caused too many users to destroy their devices with excessive salivation?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:38:27am

effin’ birds branches out to a bilingual market…

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:38:41am

I cannot believe that the Daily Mail has a damn TV show.

We are so fucked.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:38:56am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:40:04am

New Twitter?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:40:43am

Twitter is fucking with something. I had to refollow a bunch of people whose accounts were also suspended for no reason.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:41:17am

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

Twitter is fucking with something. I had to refollow a bunch of people whose accounts were also suspended for no reason.

See our esteemed host’s #264.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:41:26am

re: #261 A Cranky One

Perhaps your account was suspended because the food pics caused too many users to destroy their devices with excessive salivation?

The Pie Overlord account is still active. But Tweetdeck just went down for me. Anyone else here who uses Tweetdeck?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:42:04am

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:42:19am

Twitter really screwed up this rollout. A whole lot of people are yelling about it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:42:29am

re: #264 Charles Johnson

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Same thing happened to me. I am Tweeting as @Pie_Overlord. VB is still suspended and no word from Twitter on why.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:42:54am

They better have it fixed in time for DT’s next bowel movement

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:43:07am

re: #258 The Vicious Babushka

VB is still suspended. PO is active.

Tweetdeck is down.

I don’t know PO. Hope you get back soon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:43:13am

re: #268 The Vicious Babushka

The Pie Overlord account is still active. But Tweetdeck just went down for me. Anyone else here who uses Tweetdeck?

tweetdeck is down for me. last tweet was darthstar and merle about 25 minutes ago

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:43:22am
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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:43:26am

re: #272 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They better have it fixed in time for DT’s next bowel movement

Tweeting this.

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KGxvi  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:44:26am

HuffPo/YouGov polls about the debates… looks like Warren and Harris were the big winners. Both winning their nights with 59% of respondents. I found this tidbit interesting:

The survey also asked a few questions about Harris’ confrontation with Biden over busing in the second debate. Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters ― including those who didn’t tune into the debates ― said, 49% to 23%, that they trust Harris over Biden to handle racial issues, with the rest unsure or trusting neither. By a smaller margin, 44% to 33%, those voters said it’s more important that children attend schools with students of other races, even if it means busing children some distance from their homes, rather than saying children should attend schools near their homes, even if that means most students are of the same race. (The general American public prioritized local schools over integration, 44% to 30%, according to the same poll.)

On the question of improved/worsened their view of candidates, respondents were not kind to Biden or Sanders; but apparently really liked Warren and Harris. Biden saw 35% of respondents have a worse view of him (and a net -11%); Sanders had 23% with a worse view (but 25% viewing him better for a net +2%). Warren was +54% net and Harris was +49% net.

Going to be an interesting summer.

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:44:39am

re: #276 darthstar

Tweeting this.

and done

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:45:54am

re: #276 darthstar

Tweeting this.

Oh no, I have now become a victim of a second-hand tweet!

as close as i ever plan to come to it

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:47:34am

re: #273 darthstar

I don’t know PO. Hope you get back soon.

PO = @Pie_Overlord my backup Twitter

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Citizen K  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:49:21am

Rather convenient.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:50:36am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:52:33am

It’s more than TweetDeck - the main Twitter site is also hosed.

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KGxvi  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:53:53am

re: #283 Charles Johnson

It’s more than TweetDeck - the main Twitter site is also hosed.

If they don’t fix twitter, who do we petition to make July 1 a national holiday?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:54:13am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:54:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:56:00am

I assumed that Tweet Deck was what jeffreyw called the place he keeps his bird feeder

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:56:43am

re: #286 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Drug prices this year are soaring at 5 times the rate of inflation

Because America is being Made Great at such a rapid rate, the prices cannot keep up with the quality

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:59:04am

re: #275 Charles Johnson

Twitter…. how can we screw things up so badly that people will tweet their complaints, but not fix the one big thing that everyone has complained about since forever (ability to edit tweets).

That Twitter? Ayep.

The new version is overly busy for no good reason.

I don’t mind a dark mode (good for nighttime and reduce glare), but my phone already shifts to a night mode that reduces the blue-light in the screen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:59:31am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:59:57am

Can be hard to read the image, so he vetoed something in the area of 41% of the schools funding budget, days before the start of the state’s fiscal year beginning

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:02:39pm

My guess would be because he can’t see his human’s eyes and eye brows.
That’s generally how they read our emotional state

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:03:46pm

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

PO = @Pie_Overlord my backup Twitter

Reported.
///

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:03:46pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:04:48pm

Don’t be a drag

Instagram

Bringing light to the darkest places. #HappyPride 🌈 📸 @PrideTrain

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:05:13pm

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

PO = @Pie_Overlord my backup Twitter

879? Your freakin’ backup account has more followers than me. (just hit 875 for the first time today)

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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:06:20pm

re: #293 darthstar

That smiley came out huge…

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:10:19pm

The right wing has flat out lost their fucking minds.

Did they not think that Trump’s weakness and reactionary foreign policy would result in something like this?

The Taliban are making threats, and will blackmail Trump into doing their bidding (or else face more terrorism and attacks in Afghanistan and elsewhere). If Trump pulls out from Afghanistan, every other tinpot dictator, totalitarian regime, and terror group sees that its tactics work, and follows suit.

Trump again made the US weaker, and undermined our security - all for a fucking photo op with a totalitarian despot with a nuclear weapons stockpile that he will never ever give away.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:12:05pm

TweetDeck just came back up.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:13:00pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

Twitter really screwed up this rollout. A whole lot of people are yelling about it.

Why I don’t use Twitter in a nutshell.

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:13:19pm

re: #286 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:13:51pm

re: #299 Charles Johnson

TweetDeck just came back up.

and gone again just that fast

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:13:59pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

I cannot scream BULLSHIT loudly enough at this bullshit.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:14:27pm

I was wrong - I still don’t see the redesign. That screwup with TweetDeck was redirecting me to the MOBILE site.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:14:47pm

re: #300 Eclectic Cyborg

Why I don’t use Twitter in a nutshell.

Because it would be very uncomfortable?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:15:17pm

re: #298 lawhawk

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The right wing has flat out lost their fucking minds.

Did they not think that Trump’s weakness and reactionary foreign policy would result in something like this?

The Taliban are making threats, and will blackmail Trump into doing their bidding (or else face more terrorism and attacks in Afghanistan and elsewhere). If Trump pulls out from Afghanistan, every other tinpot dictator, totalitarian regime, and terror group sees that its tactics work, and follows suit.

Trump again made the US weaker, and undermined our security - all for a fucking photo op with a totalitarian despot with a nuclear weapons stockpile that he will never ever give away.

The RW is fully on board with withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only country they may care about defending is Israel, but other than that, they ignore any place else. Remember the Trump policy is “America First”, the same as that of the pro-Hitler committee in the United States before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:15:57pm

re: #304 Charles Johnson

You can preview the new site, and it’s not good.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:20:31pm

Wrong again! That mobile site IS the new design, apparently.

They’re trying to use the same code for both. The “build for mobile first” design principle.

Which makes sense for a company that needs to maintain code. Problem is, it means the desktop version is going to suck.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:21:04pm
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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:21:21pm

Developing:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:22:14pm

re: #305 GlutenFreeJesus

Because it would be very uncomfortable?

- Leniency to Nazis
- Censoring of non hate speech
- MAGAts
- GamerGaters
- Russian Trolls
- “Patriotic Christians”

And so on. I am not against the idea of Twitter, I iust cannot support their very broken and unjust platform.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:22:58pm

re: #308 Charles Johnson

Wrong again! That mobile site IS the new design, apparently.

They’re trying to use the same code for both. The “build for mobile first” design principle.

Which makes sense for a company that needs to maintain code. Problem is, it means the desktop version is going to suck.

The desktop should be cleaner, and yet it looks even worse with whatever they’ve done. I don’t mind the mobile app.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:23:09pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:23:17pm

re: #309 lawhawk

Wow, sure wish my job let me “act out” when I was under stress.

This is state sanctioned cruelty. PERIOD.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:23:35pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:24:47pm

re: #311 Eclectic Cyborg

- Leniency to Nazis
- Censoring of non hate speech
- MAGAts
- GamerGaters
- Russian Trolls
- “Patriotic Christians”

And so on. I am not against the idea of Twitter, I iust cannot support their very broken and unjust platform.

Ever since “Trending on Twitter” became a news item in and of itself, I began to despair for the future of the Republic.

Ever since people started relying on their Facebook news feed for information about anything other than what friends and family are up to, I knew that our way of life was in danger.

I am still on FB, just to keep in touch with far-flung friends and family but I will not tweet unless I somehow need to for my professional life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:30:15pm

I am having altogether too much pleasure imaging the moron right now as he is unable to tweet a single letter…

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:31:53pm

re: #309 lawhawk

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Just what’s needed there. Unruly, undisciplined power trippers.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:32:07pm

re: #310 lawhawk

Fuckin’ hell, sarin?! What, some nutburger(s) took some inspiration from Aum Shinrikyo?

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:32:31pm

re: #309 lawhawk

Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities.

It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.

I brought it up to their superiors. They said “officers are under stress & act out sometimes.” No accountability.

that’s an excuse, not an explanation

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:32:36pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:32:38pm

I think the 4th of July would be a good time to start impeachment proceedings. It would give the idiot something to talk about.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:33:58pm

re: #320 DangerMan

that’s an excuse, not an explanation

officers are under stress because their superiors put them in that situation

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:34:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:35:14pm

re: #319 Dr Lizardo

Fuckin’ hell, sarin?! What, some nutburger(s) took some inspiration from Aum Shinrikyo?

somebody who took a serious clue from the dmz meetup

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Teddy's Person  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:37:51pm

Finish the meme:

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:38:20pm

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth
I followed him earlier today.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:39:26pm

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

somebody who took a serious clue from the dmz meetup

The thing is, sarin isn’t just something you can cook up in the bathtub. Aum Shinrikyo spent great wads of cash and had some fairly advanced chem labs to make the stuff.

I certainly hope it’s not sarin……because if it is, someone out there has the wherewithal to manufacture the stuff.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:41:55pm

re: #327 MsJ

I followed him earlier today.

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WHERE THE FUCK ARE THOSE FREE SPEECH BLUBBERING SHIT-WITS NOW? NOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY FUCKING WITH SOMEONES FREE SPEECH.

Edit: missing letter

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:44:21pm

re: #327 MsJ

I followed him earlier today.

“What do the good people have in common? They were helping those who were targeted. No, Mr. Nazi, it doesn’t mean you get to break any law you choose.”

(In quotes so as not to mean anyone here.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:44:24pm

re: #328 Dr Lizardo

The thing is, sarin isn’t just something you can cook up in the bathtub. Aum Shinrikyo spent great wads of cash and had some fairly advanced chem labs to make the stuff.

I certainly hope it’s not sarin……because if it is, someone out there has the wherewithal to manufacture the stuff.

sarin is castor beans…doesn’t take anything very special to process it and it’s been done before

ETA: never mind…I was thinking of ricin…

I’ll go sit in the corner now,,,

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MsJ  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:45:48pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

sarin is castor beans…doesn’t take anything very special to process it and it’s been done before

Not tooooooooo terrifying.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:45:52pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

sarin is castor beans…doesn’t take anything very special to process it and it’s been done before

That would be ricin.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:46:21pm

re: #329 Eventual Carrion

WHERE THE FUCK ARE THOSE FREE SPEECH BLUBBERING SIT-WITS NOW? NOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY FUCKING WITH SOMEONES FREE SPEECH.

They are fapping over the fake reports that somebody mixed quick-crete into vegan shakes and threw them on Andrew Ngo.

That bit of false bullshit has now entered the right wing info ecosystem forever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:47:20pm

re: #333 Dread Pirate

That would be ricin.

ah, my bad…they all look alike to me anymore…

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:47:38pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

sarin is castor beans…doesn’t take anything very special to process it and it’s been done before

Sarin is a nerve agent that is highly dangerous to manufacture and requires professional laboratory assets.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:48:21pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

sarin is castor beans…doesn’t take anything very special to process it and it’s been done before

You might be thinking of ricin; here’s a bit about Aum Shinrikyo’s chemical weapons production that resulted in their producing sarin.

en.wikipedia.org

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:48:37pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:49:21pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:50:11pm
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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:50:20pm

re: #319 Dr Lizardo

FB uses machines to scan/detect hazmat in mail. It pinged that a package had something dangerous in it and flagged for emergency response. 2 people were in proximity to that package. No word on what it actually contained.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:53:34pm

re: #341 lawhawk

FB uses machines to scan/detect hazmat in mail. It pinged that a package had something dangerous in it and flagged for emergency response. 2 people were in proximity to that package. No word on what it actually contained.

Like I said, I certainly hope it wasn’t sarin, because that’s some serious shit - production of sarin is no easy matter.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:54:19pm

The sheer evil I see coming from ostensible American patriots is horrifying.

I don’t use the word lightly. What we are seeing is the open eyed and willing support of intrinsic evil. That guy above…Jeff…is an example. He is exactly the sort of person who would be laughing at Jewish prisoners in Buchenwald and saying they obviously are the sort of people who like having lice and eating food meant for dogs.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:54:56pm

Do Republicans Even Believe in Democracy Anymore?

Michael Tomasky: “A number of observers, myself included, have written pieces in recent years arguing that the Republican Party is no longer simply trying to compete with and defeat the Democratic Party on a level playing field. Today, rather than simply playing the game, the Republicans are simultaneously trying to rig the game’s rules so that they never lose.”

“The aggressive gerrymandering, which the Supreme Court just declared to be a matter beyond its purview; the voter suppression schemes; the dubious proposals that haven’t gone anywhere — yet — like trying to award presidential electoral votes by congressional district rather than by state, a scheme that Republicans in five states considered after the 2012 election and that is still discussed: These are not ideas aimed at invigorating democracy. They are hatched and executed for the express purpose of essentially fixing elections.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 1, 2019 • 12:56:52pm

re: #343 Scottish Dragon

The sheer evil I see coming from ostensible American patriots is horrifying.

I don’t use the word lightly. What we are seeing is the open eyed and willing support of intrinsic evil. That guy above…Jeff…is an example. He is exactly the sort of person who would be laughing at Jewish prisoners in Buchenwald and saying they obviously are the sort of people who like having lice and eating food meant for dogs.

Look, if you want to detain adults under harsh conditions as a deterrent, I do not agree but I can at least begin to understand your point of view.

But to treat children like that

No words to describe those actions, even

Despicable

Inhumane

Sub-human

do not come close.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:01:35pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:04:01pm

Gonna call it a day. Have fun, Lizards.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:04:18pm
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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:04:52pm

re: #346 Dread Pirate

And the White House should be held to a no BS production, but that isn’t going to happen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:05:05pm

re: #346 Dread Pirate

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too bad there wasn’t an international agreement in place that would have prevented this…

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:05:08pm

re: #346 Dread Pirate

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White House doesn’t have a fucking thing to say about it now. They broke the treaty, not Iran.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:08:17pm

re: #348 Dread Pirate

Does the MIC know what will happen to them if Trump destroys all of these relationships?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:08:27pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:09:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:10:34pm

re: #353 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“a lie” uses less characters than “claim isn’t true” and cuts to the chase

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:11:36pm

re: #354 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:16:22pm

WTFITS

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:16:51pm

re: #356 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Biden 22%
Harris 17%
Warren 15%
Sanders 14%
Buttigieg 4%
Booker 3%
O’Rourke 3%
Klobuchar 2%
Castro 1%
de Blasio 1%
Gabbard 1%
Yang 1%

Everyone below 1% should drop out. Frankly everyone below 2% should be gone. Booker and O’Rourke should consider going too. But vanity will keep them in.

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:17:16pm
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b.d.  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:21:31pm

re: #354 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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lol, Bernie not even getting the Bronze Medal?

RIGGED!!!

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:21:59pm

Again….not a Bernie fan, but his statement last week that three billionaires in the US have more money than half the US population is quite literally true.

So because it is true, the Washington Post fact checker said is was false because….uh, you can’t compare extreme wealth with people whose meager wealth is cancelled by their debt, meaning they have no wealth, so the claim is false…?????

I am not making this up.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:23:41pm

re: #354 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That list needs Castro.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:24:04pm
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darthstar  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:25:23pm

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

tweetdeck is down for me. last tweet was darthstar and merle about 25 minutes ago

What’s more important than Merle?

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:25:29pm
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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:27:32pm

re: #356 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Kamala Harris is good at this.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:28:38pm

re: #365 Scottish Dragon

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We used to have a “classical liberal” around here didn’t we?

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:29:04pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:30:05pm

re: #367 Eventual Carrion

We used to have a “classical liberal” around here didn’t we?

The moment i see that, I start throwing popcorn.

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lawhawk  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:31:22pm

So, I took Trump to task for abrogating the JCPOA and his new press sec lying about it.

So then this guy jumped in…. claiming it was a bad deal and Iran is bad and lying about their nuclear production, except that he glanced over the part where Trump and his admin admitted that Iran was in compliance before Trump broke it.

Why the fuck would any country do a deal with the US if the US breaks its word even if you comply? Iran has no reason to go back and comply now. They’ll go full nuclear and that’s it. Right wing hacks will claim that this is all Obama’s fault, when it was Trump who accelerated the nuclear program. Up is down.

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:32:58pm

re: #370 lawhawk

Why the fuck would any country do a deal with the US if the US breaks its word even if you comply?

This is how Trump essentially ran out of banks, and became owned by the Russian mafia.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:33:29pm

Imagine if Obama had wanted tanks on…

Oh, fuck it. This isn’t funny anymore.

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William Lewis  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:35:42pm

re: #367 Eventual Carrion

We used to have a “classical liberal” around here didn’t we?

Couple of folks liked to use that phrase.

I do kinda wish Ol’Joe’s (IIRC) New Whigs had taken off as an alternate center-right from the GOP Thugs.

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Mattand  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:35:46pm

re: #367 Eventual Carrion

We used to have a “classical liberal” around here didn’t we?

He got mad at me once because I told him selling used underwear was a stupid idea and disgusting.

True story.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:37:06pm

re: #374 Mattand

He got mad at me once because I told him selling used underwear was a stupid idea and disgusting.

True story.

Was that the vending machine thing that dispensed them?

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Mattand  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:40:32pm

re: #375 Eventual Carrion

Was that the vending machine thing that dispensed them?

I don’t remember the full details. Maybe. I just remember having the conversation with him and thinking “Jesus, he cannot be serious with this.” First time I had seen the libertarian thought process up close.

Kilgore rarely got noticeably angry, at least when I was around. I was geniuely shocked by his reaction.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:42:00pm
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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:43:30pm
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Mattand  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:46:28pm

re: #377 The Vicious Babushka

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Goddamn it, this woman should be our President right now.

I was thinking about this today, in relation to the gerrymandered state legislatures where Dems get more votes yet are always in the minority.

Not only is is it idiotic at this point in our history that it’s possible to lose the Presidency with a majority of the popular vote, Republicans had to rely on the Electoral College fucking twice in the last 20 years in order to win.

This party literally cannot win elections without rigging the system, and most Americans, when presented with this, go “Well, both sides are bad!”

This goddamn country, sometimes…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:47:47pm
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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:49:03pm

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

Is she weak or is she all powerful?

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jaunte  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:49:10pm

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

“CBP officers threatened by 5’4” Hispanic woman they can’t throw in a dog cage and abuse under cover of law.”

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:49:45pm

re: #379 Mattand

“Well, both sides are bad!”

“Your willingness to back one side no matter what contributes to it.”

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:50:48pm

re: #382 jaunte

“CBP officers threatened by 5’4” Hispanic woman they can’t throw in a dog cage and abuse under cover of law.”

I did not realize this until my wife told me, but Prince was 5’ 2”. She is taller than he was.

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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:53:13pm

re: #384 Belafon

I did not realize this until my wife told me, but Prince was 5’ 2”. She is taller than he was.

I’ve never felt better about being 5’ 3”.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:56:06pm

re: #377 The Vicious Babushka

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Hill’s right foot, meet DJT’s left nut.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:56:11pm

re: #370 lawhawk

So, I took Trump to task for abrogating the JCPOA and his new press sec lying about it.

So then this guy jumped in…. claiming it was a bad deal and Iran is bad and lying about their nuclear production, except that he glanced over the part where Trump and his admin admitted that Iran was in compliance before Trump broke it.

[Embedded content]

Why the fuck would any country do a deal with the US if the US breaks its word even if you comply? Iran has no reason to go back and comply now. They’ll go full nuclear and that’s it. Right wing hacks will claim that this is all Obama’s fault, when it was Trump who accelerated the nuclear program. Up is down.

This is what Xtians want because they believe it will trigger the rapture and Armageddon!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 1:56:33pm

re: #386 Eventual Carrion

Hill’s right foot, meet DJT’s left nut.

left nut…nothing there…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:03:05pm

re: #377 The Vicious Babushka

Hillary should just keep hammering Hair Furor on Twitter-and then see what he does.

He still hasn’t made good on his threat to lock her up-wonder why…..

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:04:41pm

re: #385 wrenchwench

I’ve never felt better about being 5’ 3”.

I’m 5’2”, same as Prince. Took me way too many years to accept my lot as a short man.

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:04:44pm

re: #379 Mattand

Goddamn it, this woman should be our President right now.

I was thinking about this today, in relation to the gerrymandered state legislatures where Dems get more votes yet are always in the minority.

Not only is is it idiotic at this point in our history that it’s possible to lose the Presidency with a majority of the popular vote, Republicans had to rely on the Electoral College fucking twice in the last 20 years in order to win.

This party literally cannot win elections without rigging the system, and most Americans, when presented with this, go “Well, both sides are bad!”

This goddamn country, sometimes…

if im correct, the last time a non incumbent R (GHWB) won the popular vote was 1988 - 31 years ago

the only time between then and now an R (GWB) won the popular vote was 2004 reelection - 15 years ago

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:06:33pm

re: #387 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is what Xtians want because they believe it will trigger the rapture and Armageddon!

They hope….perhaps the Almighty looked as this and said: “I’m done with these people. Fuck the Book of Revelations-I’m out of here.”

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:07:47pm

re: #389 Eric The Fruit Bat

Hillary should just keep hammering Hair Furor on Twitter-and then see what he does.

He still hasn’t made good on his threat to lock her up-wonder why…..

he needs her out for his reelection campaign
“locked her up” doesnt have quite the ring, but is a greater accomplishment.
his audience are an idiot

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DangerMan  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:08:41pm

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m 5’2”, same as Prince. Took me way too many years to accept my lot as a short man.

height is all in your head

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:12:26pm

re: #394 DangerMan

height is all in your head

just ask Peter Dinklage…

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TedStriker  Jul 1, 2019 • 2:24:29pm

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m 5’2”, same as Prince. Took me way too many years to accept my lot as a short man.

re: #394 DangerMan

height is all in your head

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

just ask Peter Dinklage…

Hey, Alfie Wise made a living playing jerks and assholes in movies for a long time and he’s a real short dude, so don’t sell yourself…short!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 1, 2019 • 3:17:19pm

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m 5’2”, same as Prince. Took me way too many years to accept my lot as a short man.

Iggy Pop - Five Foot One


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