In Which It Is Revealed That About 50% of Border Patrol Agents Are Members of a Secret, Horribly Racist Facebook Group

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A sad, infuriating snapshot of where America stands after 2.5 years of Donald Trump and his crime family.

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393 comments

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Decatur Deb  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:18:46pm
9,500 - almost HALF that number - are in a racist & sexually violent secret CBP Facebook group.

The other half aren’t “joiners”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:21:22pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:22:59pm

CL’ed downstairs
WTFITS

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:25:31pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:27:42pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FYI, Anna Giaritelli is the wingnut who started the MUSLIM PRAYER RUGS FOUND ON BORDER!!! based on a scrap of an Adidas soccer jersey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:28:14pm

re: #5 The Vicious Babushka

FYI, Anna Giaritelli is the wingnut who started the MUSLIM PRAYER RUGS FOUND ON BORDER!!! based on a scrap of an Adidas soccer jersey.

yep

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A Mom Anon  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:30:43pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

I want to be this fucking brave. And smart. Wow, a member of Congress willing to scream about inhumane treatment and breaking of laws. I’m really seriously FINE with that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:31:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:32:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:35:54pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:36:35pm

The hate group FAIR doubling down on it’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, in spite of today’s bombshell news of racism within the border patrol ranks.

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:36:55pm

Some music.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:40:40pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:46:03pm

IMHO, the Hispanic Caucus should remove their page from Facebook. They don’t need it THAT badly.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:48:40pm

Remember when Cubans use to be the “Good Hispanics” to Conservatives?

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mmmirele  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:56:13pm

From the previous thread.

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Skip Intro  Jul 1, 2019 • 6:56:21pm

re: #15 DodgerFan1988

Only when they’re in Florida voting Republican.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:00:20pm
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Old Liberal  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:04:51pm

re: #18 Patricia Kayden

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So if Americans broke some misdemeanor law in Europe while on vacation, they’d be fine with having their children taken away with no information and then being held indefinitely because there are so many cases.

But of course that would be different. That would be an act of war.

By the way, serious question—- why the fuck isn’t the Pope over here visiting these places? Does Mrs. Newt have him by the balls?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:06:37pm

Before I get more depressed about current events, I’m going to log off for the night. I have no words of wisdom. I can only hope that people like AOC keep up the fight and never back down. Never.

peace and love.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:08:36pm
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Kilroy was here  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:12:26pm

re: #21 Dread Pirate

With a little work and some new seat covers it will be as good as new.
/s

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TedStriker  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:26:40pm

re: #22 Kilroy was here

With a little work and some new seat covers it will be as good as new.
/s

It’ll buff right out…

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:28:22pm

re: #21 Dread Pirate

The blurred part at the end is because the plane shit its pants.

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:46:32pm

Vote for Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:47:14pm

re: #21 Dread Pirate

I am happy that the pilot and passenger are alive to talk about it.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:52:35pm
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geosherman  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:54:35pm

Bob Dylan With a Fantastically Beautiful version of that Special Song. 2002

Boby Dylan in an amazing performance of Visions of Johanan. I have this on repeat and could listen another ten times if the rest of the family does not chase me out of kitchen!

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:56:14pm

It’s too bad Fuckface Von Clownstick couldn’t book Lee Greenwood himself to play that fucking gawd-awful Proud To Be An American song to a bunch of pissed off tourists who can’t get anywhere in D.C. on Thursday night.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:57:05pm

re: #21 Dread Pirate

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“Controlled flight into terrain” the most common type of accident. Results often considerably worse.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:57:12pm

The real victims.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:57:38pm

From the last thread:

re: #184 The Pie Overlord!

WTFITS

Donald Trump says that homelessness didn’t exist until 2 years ago and also that police officers get sick just by walking near homeless people

So I didn’t exist twelve years ago.

Conservatives have always used these “whataboutism” arguments such as what about homeless vets?

When I was a homeless vet, they didn’t give a shit about me. I’m guessing it wasn’t liberals who did things such as spit on me.

The whatabout is to deflect from the moral bankruptcy which is conservatism.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:58:07pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

If those so-called officers felt threatened by AOC and she is 5’ 4” I wonder how threatened they would feel if someone who actually more power than they did and was shorter?

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Cheechako  Jul 1, 2019 • 7:58:44pm

OT - The Katmai NP bear cams are back up. Nice site for relaxing and clearing your head.

The Katmai bear cams are back online: Watch the live stream here

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Cheechako  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:04:46pm
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calochortus  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:09:58pm

re: #35 Cheechako

Another uniquely Alaska story:

A rat was found dead on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

My daughter and son-in-law are huge sea bird fans, so I’m fully aware of what a big deal this is, I hope there aren’t any other rats there.

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:14:21pm

re: #28 geosherman

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:14:39pm

The same Facbook trolls that posted in their group obscene memes of AOC, joked of dead immigrant children, and threatened to throw burritos at visiting Hispanic lawmakers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:14:50pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, Rep. Kennedy didn’t want to see the GOP’s version of Thereseinstadt?

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:26:06pm

I’ll share this here but not on any of my social media right now. Believe it or not, there are good cops out there, a couple of them I consider friends. But let’s face it, @AOC is right. There’s a culture of white supremacy and xenophobia coursing through the agents who patrol our southern border.

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:26:11pm
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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:35:52pm

re: #1 Decatur Deb

The other half aren’t “joiners”.

Remember when they lowered standards for hiring CBP officers a few years back because they needed to expand (fast!) and weren’t getting any volunteers?

Guess what happens when you hire mall cops, yokels protecting your local grocery store, Park Police, and Abu Ghraib vets instead of hiring folks with legitimate backgrounds?

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:36:14pm

“Illegals are not being mistreated in ICE facilities…. but if they are then it’s Obama’s fault!”

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:38:41pm

re: #43 DodgerFan1988

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“Illegals are not being mistreated in ICE facilities…. but if they are then it’s Obama’s fault!”

I bet he didn’t overcrowd them by 7 times too many per area. and I bet they got toiletries and decent food.

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:39:35pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:39:44pm

re: #44 Dread Pirate

I bet he didn’t overcrowd them by 7 times too many per area. and I bet they got toiletries and decent food.

And families weren’t split up.

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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:40:46pm

re: #21 Dread Pirate

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Actually, for an engine-out landing on rough terrain, that was enlightening, not terrifying. Pretty damn killer bee perfecto. Plane’s all fucked up, gear ripped off (absolutely to be expected, hence the rough as a cob sudden stop), but the pilot and passenger(s) got out OK.

That’s a definite win.

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:45:24pm

ski and bike pron

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:46:11pm

re: #43 DodgerFan1988

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:50:09pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

I’ll share this here but not on any of my social media right now. Believe it or not, there are good cops out there, a couple of them I consider friends. But let’s face it, @AOC is right. There’s a culture of white supremacy and xenophobia coursing through the agents who patrol our southern border.

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Interesting flag.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:52:53pm

re: #19 Old Liberal

So if Americans broke some misdemeanor law in Europe while on vacation, they’d be fine with having their children taken away with no information and then being held indefinitely because there are so many cases.

But of course that would be different. That would be an act of war.

By the way, serious question—- why the fuck isn’t the Pope over here visiting these places? Does Mrs. Newt have him by the balls?

The Pope was busy trying to bothsiderise Trump’s photo-op in North Korea yesterday.

Pope sees Kim-Trump meeting as example of “culture of encounter”

Pope Francis sends greetings to protagonists of an historic meeting on the Korean Peninsula

(more)

Today they’ve moved on to “the Church trumps secular laws.”

Vatican: Seal of Confession always inviolable, despite civil law

(Both links go to the Holy See’s official Vatican News Service)

Remember when you put money in the basket at Mass, you support overturning civil laws and promoting Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 8:55:26pm

re: #22 Kilroy was here

With a little work and some new seat covers it will be as good as new.
/s

That looks like an 8-track player in the dash.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:00:30pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

I’m sure this would happen.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:01:56pm

I am looking at what is kind of a competition board on Duolingo. You earn points for every lesson you complete. There are about 12 exercises in each lesson, so, if you spend about 20 seconds per exercise, you can end up taking a out four minutes, though some of them take me longer. You can get between 10 and 15 points per lesson.

Now check out the first place person this week:

Duolingo screen

Your points reset at midnight GMT Monday morning if I have my time zones correct (7pm Sunday here in central time). So it’s been 28 hours since the points started. 4600 points in 28 hours is 164 points an hour. So roughly 12 lessons an hour for all of those hours. My conclusion is that the first place figure is a robot. There’s just no way a person is doing that.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:04:59pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:06:39pm

re: #31 DodgerFan1988

The real victims.

See also Obama.

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gocart mozart  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:09:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:13:14pm

re: #47 austin_blue

Actually, for an engine-out landing on rough terrain, that was enlightening, not terrifying. Pretty damn killer bee perfecto. Plane’s all fucked up, gear ripped off (absolutely to be expected, hence the rough as a cob sudden stop), but the pilot and passenger(s) got out OK.

That’s a definite win.

Heard from many pilots when I was in the Navy: Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:16:32pm

What’s happened to Sergey? He hasn’t been here recently.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:18:39pm

re: #19 Old Liberal

So if Americans broke some misdemeanor law in Europe while on vacation, they’d be fine with having their children taken away with no information and then being held indefinitely because there are so many cases.

But of course that would be different. That would be an act of war.

By the way, serious question—- why the fuck isn’t the Pope over here visiting these places? Does Mrs. Newt have him by the balls?

Considering how the Catholic Bishops march lockstep with the GOP I’m not surprised by their silence on the matter.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:24:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:26:56pm

The GOP is a religion. Step outside your holy writ and your a sinner and a heretic.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:27:02pm

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹

See also Obama.

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So nice to see those four KKKraKKKers take off their hoods and bedsheets before going on TASS 19th Century Fox!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:41:23pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

The GOP is a religion. Step outside your holy writ and your a sinner and a heretic.

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They won’t. Right now I see how excited the Xtians are getting with Iran breaking the limit on enriched uranium. Xtians are convinced that Armageddon is coming and the rapture is at hand for them.

They’re going to get a nasty shock when JC pulls a no-show!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:44:35pm

And the GOP remains silent about nepotism and self-dealing …

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Teukka  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:45:49pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

The GOP is a religion. Step outside your holy writ and your a sinner and a heretic.

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Did someone say heresy?

Giphy

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:47:19pm

Back in May 2016, when Fuckface Von Clownstick wasn’t president and my favorite band played Hall & Oates in Las Vegas on my birthday and I was there. Better times.

MP3 Audio

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:48:15pm

re: #66 Teukka

Did someone say heresy?

LOL

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KGxvi  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:51:12pm

re: #51 Anymouse 🌹

The Pope was busy trying to bothsiderise Trump’s photo-op in North Korea yesterday.

Pope sees Kim-Trump meeting as example of “culture of encounter”

(more)

Today they’ve moved on to “the Church trumps secular laws.”

Vatican: Seal of Confession always inviolable, despite civil law

(Both links go to the Holy See’s official Vatican News Service)

Remember when you put money in the basket at Mass, you support overturning civil laws and promoting Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump.

The priest-penitent privilege has long existed in American law, and has been extended to most faiths.

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:55:13pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 9:59:16pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:01:10pm

re: #55 Rightwingconspirator

Fuckin’ love Buckethead. Seen him in bars in Colorado.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:06:52pm

Non-comment at Wonkette on all the Republican pundits arguing that Democrats need to select someone in the Democratic Primary who would excite them to vote for a Democrat over Agolf Twittler:

I don’t want an candidate who excites Republicans, I want one who terrifies Republicans, because scared people make mistakes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:13:35pm

re: #69 KGxvi

The priest-penitent privilege has long existed in American law, and has been extended to most faiths.

That privilege does not extend to the admission of a crime in a confession.

New Law Requires Priests to Break the Seal of Confession (Wall Street Journal, 2018, referring to a new Australian law prohibiting confession from being used to hide child sexual abuse).

Vatican Court Rejects Laws Obligating Priests to Report Sexual Abuse in Confessions (today, goes to CBS)

US law varies by state.
en.wikipedia.org

What the Vatican is arguing for is to be above the law.

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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:14:30pm

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹

Non-comment at Wonkette on all the Republican pundits arguing that Democrats need to select someone in the Democratic Primary who would excite them to vote for a Democrat over Agolf Twittler:

AN candidate?

Dammit, man, can’t we get posters who understand the basics of English?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:17:03pm

re: #75 austin_blue

AN candidate?

Dammit, man, can’t we get posters who understand the basics of English?

LOL. Apparently that person was a victim of auto-correct.

On the statement from the Vatican today about confession being inviolate, from that CBS article:

The statement came as a bill makes its way through the California legislature that would require clergy members to report confessions of sexual abuse. The legislation could force California priests to choose between breaking the law and violating the seal of the confessional. Seven other U.S. states have such laws on their books, as does Ireland and two of Australia’s eight states. Similar laws are being debated in Chile.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:21:51pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:24:30pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:26:03pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

And the GOP remains silent about nepotism and self-dealing …

Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official
Ivanka Trump is changing course and will become a government employee in the coming days, a White House official told CNN

The Twitter comments include two that I have espoused in other contexts:
1. Ivanka is being trained to run to succeed her father
or
2. She’s there to help him when he’s sundowning.

Of course, it could be both.

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Belafon  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:30:10pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Who’s quoting Che Guevara?

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austin_blue  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:30:56pm

I’m off to bed.

I wonder how Ivanka will survive this major fuck up? And how will Drumpf?

Will the NYT announce her success? Will the they disregard the International Side-eye that she received?

Oh, wait, those were stupid questions, weren’t they? She is the Princess of MAGA .

Dog help us all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:34:39pm

Oh Ivanka’s too busy inserting herself where she doesn’t belong!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:36:57pm

re: #80 Belafon

Who’s quoting Che Guevara?

Bill de Blasio — but he claimed it was inadvertent. He quoted a Spanish phrase “Hasta la victoria, siempre!” and did not realize its origins. See cbsnews.com

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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:37:12pm

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Giphy

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 10:41:56pm

re: #79 Hecuba’s daughter

The Twitter comments include two that I have espoused in other contexts:
1. Ivanka is being trained to run to succeed her father
or
2. She’s there to help him when he’s sundowning.

Of course, it could be both.

Xtians are already setting up an Ivanka 2024 committee…

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Dread Pirate  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:03:12pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:27:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 1, 2019 • 11:42:48pm

Missed in that interview where Trump claimed credit for homeless starting on his watch two years ago was this gem of conservatism.
(video, 0:39)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:03:01am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:10:08am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:39:51am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:40:35am

No one else is here I guess, so here’s some more stuff.

Indian diplomat likens Ivanka Trump to ‘half-wit Saudi prince’ ahead of summit where she will lead US delegation (The Independent, 2017)

Ivanka Trump has reportedly been likened to a “half-wit” Saudi prince by an Indian diplomat after it was announced she would lead the US at a summit in southern India.

Donald Trump on Thursday announced that his daughter, who works for him as an official unpaid adviser, would head the country’s delegation at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November.

An unnamed Indian diplomat told Bobby Ghosh, the editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times: “We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It’s in our national interest to flatter them.”

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:42:34am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

Fixed to note the article was from 2017. I doubt Ms. Trump has gotten any better since then.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:43:00am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

No one else is here I guess, so here’s some more stuff.

Indian diplomat likens Ivanka Trump to ‘half-wit Saudi prince’ ahead of summit where she will lead US delegation (The Independent)

(more)

Why do we need people like that to call out the obvious nepotism and favoritism?

There are many more qualified people to do the job she is attempting to do, but Trump will not have them or they will not deal with Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:50:16am

And now the White House is whinging about the Unwanted Ivanka hashtag.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 1:15:59am

Odd, I see no indication of malice or hate, no portrayals of her performing sex acts, just images parodying of the situation of a President’s daughter with no political, administrative or diplomatic background trying to insert herself into world events.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 1:24:05am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Odd, I see no indication of malice or hate, no portrayals of her performing sex acts, just images parodying of the situation of a President’s daughter with no political, administrative or diplomatic background trying to insert herself into world events.

Even amateur liberal comedians know that when making class-based comedy, punching up is what you do.

Hence the White House’s attack today on the “haters” on Twitter. Mockery is one of the few tools the poor can use against the wealthy and powerful. There’s a reason conservatives like Trump want to “open up libel laws.”

I imagine if I had to defend myself in court against a wealthy douchecanoe (like Wonkette is doing right now against Don Blankenship) I would be crushed because my wealth would fund a lawyer for about two hours.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 1:27:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 1:34:47am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

Even amateur liberal comedians know that when making class-based comedy, punching up is what you do.

Which is why attempts at “conservative humor” fall flat on their face or come across as cruel as they are the privileged and powerful making fun of the poor and helpless.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 1:41:07am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

LOL in that thread:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 1:46:07am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:15:23am

My wife asked me a little bit ago to put away clean laundry. I did so.

Wife: “Thanks, Sweetie.”
Me: “You’re welcome, Sweetie.”
Wife: “Omygod your liberal PC gender-neutral terms are infiltrating our marriage!” she snarked.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:24:32am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹

My wife asked me a little bit ago to put away clean laundry. I did so.

Wife: “Thanks, Sweetie.”
Me: “You’re welcome, Sweetie.”
Wife: “Omygod your liberal PC gender-neutral terms are infiltrating our marriage!” she snarked.

I believe there was some issue with addressing people as “darling” in British PC-speak, but thespians received a special dispensation to continue using it as it is part of their quaint tradition like never whistling or mentioning The Scottish Play by name.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:26:58am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

If Oreo thought they could make money by stamping AR-15 images on their cookies they would.

They are in it for the profit, and they know where profit lies: Not with the conservative butthurt du jour.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:31:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:35:31am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹

Even when I was a child!
No LGBTQIA+ have ever shown up and asked me to become one of them. Ever.
All they’ve ever asked is to be allowed to be who they are. Religions can’t say that; their existence is dependent on conversions.

Yes, but it is a matter of religious belief among many that gayz have to recruit, preferably among the young and impressionable, as they cannot reproduce and are an unnatural abdomination unto the Lord.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:46:52am

From 2017:

These 5 companies are subtly spreading religious messages — and many customers have no idea (goes to Business Insider, from 2017)

Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby are obvious. BI calls out other businesses hiding religious messages in packaging.

Forever 21 shopping bags have “John 3:16” printed on them.

“It shows us how much God loves us,” Forever 21 founder Do Won Chang told CNN in 2012. “The love he gave us, by giving us his only son, Jesus, was so unbelievable to me. I hoped others would learn of God’s love. So that’s why I put it there.”

In-N-Out prints several Bible verses on its packaging.

Whataburger displays in most locations the anti-Communist addition to the Pledge of Allegiance “One Nation Under God.”

More at Business Insider

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:49:23am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, but it is a matter of religious belief conservative faith among many that gayz have to recruit, preferably among the young and impressionable, as they cannot reproduce and are an unnatural abdomination unto the Lord.

Many Christian churches have no such belief. It is a claim of conservatives.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 2:53:25am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:03:33am

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:28:54am

I’m alone here apparently.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:39:00am

re: #112 Anymouse 🌹

I’m alone here apparently.

just you and me, bro…

Betsy fucking Ross. Right wing-extremism?

fer fuck’s sake

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:49:39am

Republicans still dragging people who worked for a living at blue collar jobs.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:52:25am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

just you and me, bro…

Betsy fucking Ross. Right wing-extremism?

fer fuck’s sake

My wife gets called Betsy Ross here because she repairs village flags.

Conservatives hijacked other symbols for racism such as the OK sign and the Gadsden Flag, so it would not surprise me they would hijack the so-called Betsy Ross flag. Apparently Nike thought it was concerning enough they chose to not produce a shoe with that flag on it because of that.

(We’ll skip the part of the Flag Code where it says you should not wear the flag as apparel.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:56:44am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹

Remind us how being a bartender qualified you to be a member of Congress creating laws, voting on bills that impact Americans & the world.

.

Ocasio-Cortez majored in international relations and economics at Boston University, graduating cum laude in 2011

Question posed by a person who flunked Google 101

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:05:19am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ocasio-Cortez majored in international relations and economics at Boston University, graduating cum laude in 2011

Question posed by a person who flunked Google 101

They ignore that on purpose. They know. They lie. The statement endlessly repeated is to fool conservative voters.

Will Trump administration’s play to ban end-to-end encryption backfire? (goes to Silicone Angle)

Joining other western countries, the Trump Administration is said to be considering effectively banning end-to-end encryption by mandating back doors, according to a Politico report late last week.

End-to-end encryption is a system of communication where only the communicating users can read the messages. Providing the ultimate level of privacy to users, the system is also a bane for law enforcement because messages cannot be intercepted and read.

Law enforcement is making the push to ban end-to-end encryption. A National Security Council meeting heard Wednesday that effectively banning it by mandating back doors would make it easier for law enforcement and intelligence agents to access suspects’ data.

But ending end-to-end encryption would also create a security nightmare that makes it easier for hackers to steal data as well, a number of security experts told SiliconANGLE this week.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:12:18am

There’s always a tweet.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:17:23am

It’s gone international.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:18:36am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹

They ignore that on purpose. They know. They lie. The statement endlessly repeated is to fool conservative voters.

So, a statement for people who do not even know where to enroll for Google 101…

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:19:45am

Morning all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:21:38am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹

Will Trump administration’s play to ban end-to-end encryption backfire? (goes to Silicone Angle)

(more)

This was an issue in Germany a few decades ago, the Minister of the Interior, Manfred Kanther, wanted to pass a law requiring all encryption codes to be registered with the government so they could check….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:23:04am

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

So, a statement for people who do not even know where to enroll for Google 101…

Consider the overwhelming majority of people where I live have no Internet service. There is no Google for them.

This is not the only part of the nation like that either. The lie is meant to be a soundbite for television and newspapers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:24:23am

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

Consider the overwhelming majority of people where I live have no Internet service. There is no Google for them.

This is not the only part of the nation like that either. The lie is meant to be a soundbite for television and newspapers.

I done forgot about that.

What a fucking disaster, especially in a part of the world where a functioning Internet would be a major boon to the economy and allow people to work from home.

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jeffreyw  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:47:58am

One Bird Enters - One Bird Leaves

Good morning!

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Ming5000  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:54:13am

I finally caught up to the thread!
Thank you to all of the over-nighters for the diverse posts.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:59:16am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:02:02am

re: #126 Ming5000

I finally caught up to the thread!
Thank you to all of the over-nighters for the diverse posts.

We live to serve. /s

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:03:11am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:04:37am

re: #124 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I done forgot about that.

What a fucking disaster, especially in a part of the world where a functioning Internet would be a major boon to the economy and allow people to work from home.

I’m sort of the Google liaison in my town. I will occasionally get questions from folks to look up on-line since I have Internet service at home (really).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:08:35am

JIM VIBERT: Michael de Adder’s pen, the sword and Donald Trump (Goes to the Halifax Chronicle Herald, opinion piece, more at the link):

A free press has to be a fearless press, but in New Brunswick — where the newspapers, like many things, are Irving-owned — there doesn’t appear to be much of that these days.

In Saturday’s edition of The Chronicle Herald, Donald Trump was the subject of two editorial cartoons from the proficient pen of Michael de Adder. One was heart-wrenching — a poignant depiction of human tragedy and the inhumanity of one man’s response. The other was simply prescient.

But in de Adder’s native province of New Brunswick, neither of those cartoons would appear in the Irving’s Brunswick News papers, which include the three city dailies and most of the weeklies.

The Irving-owned papers have a standing — if unacknowledged — prohibition on editorial cartoons that might offend the American president who lies as a first impulse; cozies up to murderous tyrants; is an accused serial rapist; finds moral equivalency between neo-fascist white supremacists and those who oppose them; relied on Russia’s help to win the presidency in 2016 and is open to more of the same in 2020, and who does violence to the foundational principles of American democracy with a regularity that’s no longer shocking but should be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:13:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:17:43am

jeebus

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:18:38am

so fucking delusional

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:28:01am

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:28:11am

Headlines on the right AOC screams at agents of the government”

So, who of us could tour a facility like the concentration camps, learn how hateful the agents are, and NOT scream at them?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:30:52am

re: #136 Rightwingconspirator

Exactly. I honestly don’t think I could remain composed. Especially if one of those fucking “guards” was being a mouthy asshole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:31:50am

re: #137 A Mom Anon

Exactly. I honestly don’t think I could remain composed. Especially if one of those fucking “guards” was being a mouthy asshole.

We already know that half of them are racist jerks

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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:33:32am

re: #135 Anymouse 🌹

[Embedded content]

Ivanka Trump actually created millions of new jobs
SRSLY?

Where? Vietnamese/Malaysian/Bangladeshi sweatshops?

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:34:08am

re: #137 A Mom Anon

Exactly. I honestly don’t think I could remain composed. Especially if one of those fucking “guards” was being a mouthy asshole.

Potty mouth donald can call people names, walk out of meetings, show disrespect to the office and to foreign leaders, not to mention John McCain. But a woman raised her voice.

Anyway, at some point even the continual outrage will get old, even for the bigots and morans.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:34:28am

Good morning.

I see overnight that yesterday was another day of the GOP and friends being… the GOP and friends.

Time to drink more coffee, send out a few emails, and then load up and drive 5 hours since I am visiting my brother for the 4th of July holiday.

Stay scaly everyone!

So, how about a few ducks to start your day?
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A Mom Anon  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:34:52am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which is why I would most likely get myself into trouble before 30 seconds in a FUCKING CONCENTRATION CAMP where kids’ lives have likely been ruined beyond repair. One shitty smirk and I would have lost my shit.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:35:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:36:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:39:30am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:41:48am

… deleted by me as a duplicate …

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:42:52am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:43:34am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:47:03am

Please excuse my dyslexia…. It gets worse as I get older and have less fucks to give.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:47:59am

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹

NEW/SCOOP: For the last 4 years, consulting firm McKinsey has helped restructure the spying bureaucracy, including NSA, ODNI, and CIA. But the multi-million $$ overhaul—awarded w/o competitive bidding—has hindered decision-making and left many demoralized.

Note to conservatives: no-bid government contract = Socialism

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:48:04am

I’m off to bed. One more from the Washington Post:

A library canceled an LGBT prom after backlash. Then a church stepped in. (Refers to an event in Jacksonville, Fla.)

When the Storybook Pride Prom for LGBT teens in Jacksonville, Fla., was canceled after online conservative backlash, a local church made sure the story had a happy ending.

The Willowbranch Library in Jacksonville originally organized the event, inviting 14- to 18-year-olds to come in costume as their favorite book characters, with a dress code of “casual, formal, or in drag — whatever makes you feel great. Be you!” Over 100 teens planned to attend.

When the event caught the attention of a conservative blogger who encouraged her nearly 700,000 Facebook followers to call the library to complain, the Jacksonville Public Library canceled the event last week amid fears for the teens’ safety — to the outrage of many local parents and community members.

Ultimately, the kids got their dance. The Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church in Jacksonville stepped in and held the prom Friday, the same night as the original event at the neighborhood’s library.

(more at the link)

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:49:59am

re: #96 Anymouse 🌹

Ivanka injected herself into international politics at the G20 summit. She’s fair game.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:51:39am

re: #149 Dave In Austin

Please excuse my dyslexia…. It gets worse as I get older and have less fewer fucks to give.

I’ll quietly move to the back of the room and hang my head…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:54:35am

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

Ivanka injected herself into international politics at the G20 summit. She’s fair game.

I do not see why this is even an issue. They do not let up on AOC for doing the job she was elected to while Ivanka is supposed to get a pass on doing a job that she got through her daddy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:55:36am

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

Ivanka injected herself into international politics at the G20 summit. She’s fair game.

She did it before that.

Let conservatives whinge. They had no problem attacking children (Amy Carter and Malia and Sasha Obama).

I’ve been reading this morning that Trump wants to park tanks by the Lincoln Memorial. Civil engineers are trying to warn that voids and spaces below the memorial would collapse the grounds there (and maybe the memorial).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:56:44am

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹

I’ve been reading this morning that Trump wants to park tanks by the Lincoln Memorial. Civil engineers are trying to warn that voids and spaces below the memorial would collapse the grounds there (and maybe the memorial).

Then they could blame it on terrorists and pass the Enabling Act.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:59:39am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:00:58am

re: #156 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Then they could blame it on terrorists and pass the Enabling Act.

Does that mean they would arrest Trump? /s

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:03:31am

re: #157 Joe Bacon 🌹

How is recognizing June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:04:31am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

How is recognize June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

No one EVER commercially hijacks December for “proselytising” a particular explicitly religious holiday …

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:05:54am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

How is recognizing June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

Consider the source who boasts of being on the KKKooKKKy KKKandy Show!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:06:03am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

How is recognize June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

What is the issue here? Religions are free to proselytize. Ethnic groups are free to celebrate their history and heritage.

There are just limits on how the government can get involved, especially when it comes to favoring certain religions or certain aspects of our slave-holding history and heritage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:06:44am

re: #160 Anymouse 🌹

No one EVER commercially hijacks December for “proselytising” a particular explicitly religious holiday …

Christmas Is A Time When… (The Simpsons)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:07:01am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

How is recognize June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

They don’t want that either. Why should blacks get a whole month? /s Hence the “White History Month” nonsense from conservatives.

F’in hell, there’s a white guy on every Federal Reserve Note. Conservative whinging went up over Sacajawea being on a dollar coin.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:08:35am

re: #136 Rightwingconspirator

Headlines on the right AOC screams at agents of the government”

So, who of us could tour a facility like the concentration camps, learn how hateful the agents are, and NOT scream at them?

I remember them screaming at the government for eight years….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:08:59am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What is the issue here? Religions are free to proselytize. Ethnic groups are free to celebrate their history and heritage.

There are just limits on how the government can get involved, especially when it comes to favoring certain religions or certain aspects of our slave-holding history and heritage.

The issue is a butt-hurt conservative woman who promotes Nazis wants to tell a CORPORATION how they have to advertise.

You know, the small government lie that’s been around for half a century or more.

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:09:01am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

How is recognizing June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

They consider “normalizing” to be “proselytizing”. Anything that treats out-groups as deserving of in-group status is “proselytizing”. Because they know that once people become educated, they lose their bigotry and fear. Well, most do anyway. Can’t explain fucking ben shapiro

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:10:33am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹

I see the library did not think through that they would be on the receiving end of a large religious conservative backlash and then end up in the quandary of having to choose sides. (I think they chose poorly in backing down.)

Glad to see that another group stepped in. A bit of surprise it was a church, but immediately assumed it was going to be a liberal fellowship and probably UU, and the details of the article showed me that I was correct.

And the article comments were a little less toxic than I imagined they would be.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:10:35am

re: #167 Old Liberal

Ben Shapiro is in it for the Wingnut Welfare.

See also Graphite and Gauze.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:10:50am

re: #167 Old Liberal

Can’t explain fucking ben shapiro

Couldn’t get a job as a lawyer, found a career as a RW spokesperson

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:12:33am

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

Trump says that homelessness began on his watch? Because that’s the implication.

Cops are getting sick because of his actions? That’s the implication.

Fuck Trump and his racist reactionary know nothing extremism. And fuck the GOP for being the party of racist reactionary know nothing extremism because he’s a reflection of the GOP amoral power mad worldview where the rich have and everyone else has not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:13:50am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:14:54am

re: #168 Feline Fearless Leader

My wife once headed off that sort of issue in our village library.

It turns out public libraries are another place conservatives are bringing their culture wars (to subvert libraries to religious proselytisation).

In our town’s case, the issue was whether a religious group could hold services in the library (when it was closed).

She went to the library board with data from across the country about religious groups trying to use libraries as free churches funded by the taxpayers.

The board voted instead to charge any religious group the same as any other group who wanted to use the public library for a private purpose.

Suddenly, the religious group in question was no longer interested in our library. Probably just as well, as they were not a local group. They were an Astroturf group.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:15:34am

re: #157 Joe Bacon 🌹

Private company doing private company things. What the ever loving fuck does that comparison have to do with anything. They’re not a church, they’re a cookie company. If Oreo wanted to proseltyze the gospel, go ahead. They’ll lose this customer (not that I would affect their bottom line) and I would tell them why.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:16:32am

re: #157 Joe Bacon 🌹

Umm… doesn’t In and Out put christian sayings on their paper goods? Yes. It does.

Hobby Lobby explicitly pushes Christian-themed crafts, and will not carry crafts of any other religious group.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:17:29am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Couldn’t get a job as a lawyer, found a career as a RW spokesperson

She seems particularly dim; the reason no lawyer job.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:18:40am

re: #171 lawhawk

Trump says that homelessness began on his watch? Because that’s the implication.

Cops are getting sick because of his actions? That’s the implication.

Fuck Trump and his racist reactionary know nothing extremism. And fuck the GOP for being the party of racist reactionary know nothing extremism because he’s a reflection of the GOP amoral power mad worldview where the rich have and everyone else has not.

As I noted previously, I obviously didn’t exist in 1996 since the homeless crisis started on Trump’s watch.

And Tucker Carlson can sit on a rusty unsharpened cactus for his assertion in that interview that homeless people are “filth.”

It wasn’t liberals who threw stuff at me or spit on me or threw pennies at me saying “get a job.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:20:37am

re: #175 lawhawk

Umm… doesn’t In and Out put christian sayings on their paper goods? Yes. It does.

Hobby Lobby explicitly pushes Christian-themed crafts, and will not carry crafts of any other religious group.

I explicitly won’t shop at Hobby Lobby. We don’t have In-N-Out, but if they came here I wouldn’t buy there either (or Whataburger, which does the same). They don’t want atheist money.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:20:44am

re: #175 lawhawk

Hobby Lobby is going to be opening a new branch in the King of Prussia area. They are taking over where a supermarket left. Hmm Maybe I should go in there and ask for Chanukah decorations.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:21:36am

re: #179 PhillyPretzel

Hobby Lobby is going to be opening a new branch in the King of Prussia area. They are taking over where a supermarket left.

They took over the K-mart in Scottsbluff. As best as I can tell, they are losing money to local craft shops.

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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:22:03am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

How is recognizing June as the month of PRIDE proselytizing? It’s no different than recognizing March as Black history month.

AND: there are a non-trivial number of wingnuts who get seriously bent-out-of-shape over Black History Month, too: especially if it veers away from the blandest sort of “Great Accomplishment” thumbsucking, and, you know, actually examines actual American attitudes towards Black folks….

But Pride Month has to do with TEH GHEY!!11!!1!, which still pushes a lot of peoples’ buttons. We can (rightly) mock the wingers gibbering away about “proselytizing Oreos” or whatever, but sex/sexual identity stuff still hits uncomfortably home for too many.
Especially when they just have to throw GOD!!!! into it…..

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:22:46am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:22:49am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

They took over the K-mart in Scottsbluff. As best as I can tell, they are losing money to local craft shops.

They will continue to operate at a deficit until they run the other shops out of business…

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:23:04am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹

As I noted previously, I obviously didn’t exist in 1996 since the homeless crisis started on Trump’s watch.

And Tucker Carlson can sit on a rusty unsharpened cactus for his assertion in that interview that homeless people are “filth.”

It wasn’t liberals who threw stuff at me or spit on me or threw pennies at me saying “get a job.”

In a nation as wealthy as ours, there shouldn’t be any homelessness, and it’s a sign of priorities and failings by government to support those least able to help themselves.

Far too many of those who are homeless are veterans or those with mental health issues, or both. The same GOP that loves military parades and photo ops with the soldiers in uniform behind them wont lift a finger to help the struggling soldier after they leave service with PTSD or depression or alcoholism.

Why do so many flock to cities like SF or LA or Seattle or NY? Because those cities tend to have more compassionate policies, but even then they get overwhelmed by the numbers, and the system is still failing those in need.

It shouldn’t have to be.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:24:07am

Heh Heh Heh…….

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:24:48am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

I explicitly won’t shop at Hobby Lobby. We don’t have In-N-Out, but if they came here I wouldn’t buy there either (or Whataburger, which does the same). They don’t want atheist money.

Whataburger and In-n-out are more than willing to take my atheist money. The whataburger here in Red Texas hired the transgender friend of my son while he (the friend, after transition) was in high school.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:25:22am

Whistleblower: Pompeo used security personnel to run personal errands like food and picking up the family dog.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:25:58am

re: #185 Dave In Austin

Diamondback?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:26:06am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

Same for me with Chik-fil-A. I wouldn’t buy from a company which donates to hate groups.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:26:44am

re: #189 Patricia Kayden

Same for me with Chik-fil-A. I wouldn’t buy from a company which donates to hate groups.

and besides, it is against my religion to eat chicken on any day but Sunday…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:27:05am

I remember the big spike in homelessness starting with the Gramm-Latta budget cuts in 1981 that decimated Section 8 housing assistance.

All of a sudden property owners booted lower income people out of their apartments and tossed them into the streets.

Oh I remember Phil Gramm saying that those people were lazy and Pulpit Pimps like James Robinson said they were “spiritually deficient”.

Oh and ol’ President Pruneface would be droning about how the churches would gladly step in and provide the needy with real help. Of course they didn’t.

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:27:11am

re: #181 Jay C

AND: there are a non-trivial number of wingnuts who get seriously bent-out-of-shape over Black History Month, too: especially if it veers away from the blandest sort of “Great Accomplishment” thumbsucking, and, you know, actually examines actual American attitudes towards Black folks….

But Pride Month has to do with TEH GHEY!!11!!1!, which still pushes a lot of peoples’ buttons. We can (rightly) mock the wingers gibbering away about “proselytizing Oreos” or whatever, but sex/sexual identity stuff still hits uncomfortably home for too many.
Especially when they just have to throw GOD!!!! into it…..

Well, you see, they MUST fight the gay because their all-loving, all-powerful, completely just, god will indiscriminately kill EVERYONE INCLUDING CHRISTIANS if the US continues to accept gays (and abortion). It’s right there in the book.
Of course, the rest of us actually will be harmed by climate change which they refuse to accept. Until they eventually twist it around to be the means by which their god is destroying the earth because of human depravity.

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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:27:21am

re: #171 lawhawk

Trump says that homelessness began on his watch? Because that’s the implication.

I’m guessing it’s a misquote/mis-cite: if anything, I would expect Trump to tweet that homelessness was a “national emergency”/disaster right up until he took office, after which it disappeared, and things have never been better…..

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:28:25am

re: #191 Joe Bacon 🌹

I was going to mention something about reagan and homelessness, but your post is much more better that what I was going to write.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:28:49am

He was exonerated of a murder he didn’t commit. He was sentenced to die in 1976 on forged forensic evidence and police-manipulated eyewitness testimony.

Another good thing would be if you live in North Carolina would be to call the governor’s switchboard and demand a pardon (since that’s what state law requires for compensation for taking a black man’s life away on a lie).

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:30:09am

From the Wash Post. Did not read cause I thought the headline was enough

If Never-Trump Republicans were such brilliant political analysts, they’d never have lost control of their party to Trump in the first place.”
Via Washington Post Opinions and Outlook

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:30:17am

re: #192 Old Liberal

Of course, the rest of us actually will be harmed by climate change which they refuse to accept. Until they eventually twist it around to be the means by which their god is destroying the earth because of human depravity.

gawd said no more floods, he didn’t say anything about crushing humanity by moving climates to different regions and starving us. And killing off wildlife while he’s at it.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:31:54am

re: #193 Jay C

I’m guessing it’s a misquote/mis-cite: if anything, I would expect Trump to tweet that homelessness was a “national emergency”/disaster up until he took office, after which it disappeared, and things have never been better…..

In, the video he does say not until two years ago. But you could argue that that was about the feces in cities from the homeless. He is inarticulate, which means his sycophants can twist what he says to mean whatever they wish.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:32:03am

Conservatives don’t have a problem with the term “concentration camp.” They only have a problem with it when you apply it to their policies.

There’s always a tweet:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:34:21am

re: #196 I Would Prefer Not To

From the Wash Post. Did not read cause I thought the headline was enough

If Never-Trump Republicans were such brilliant political analysts, they’d never have lost control of their party to Trump in the first place.”
Via Washington Post Opinions and Outlook

They didn’t “lose control” to Trump. They have been building a party which would bring forth a Trump since Barry Goldwater ran for President.

The article gives them a pass: Gee we were bad pundits and we never saw this coming.

Wrong.

You built that.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:37:38am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Yep. They’ve been setting the table for someone like Trump to come along and take a seat at the head and demand to be served. My only question is who do they select next. How much lower can they go than Trump?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:39:32am

re: #201 Patricia Kayden

Yep. They’ve been setting the table for someone like Trump to come along and take a seat at the head and demand to be served. My only question is who do they select next. How much lower can they go than Trump?

Ivanka.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:39:41am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:40:08am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

They didn’t “lose control” to Trump. They have been building a party which would bring forth a Trump since Barry Goldwater ran for President.

The article gives them a pass: Gee we were bad pundits and we never saw this coming.

Wrong.

You built that.

Not sure If I agree 100%. The pundits thought they could control trump and get him to do their bidding without going off the rails. Yes, they are responsible and always will be, but they thought they would be in control like they were with W. Again, they had no idea what they were building.

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:41:16am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

They didn’t “lose control” to Trump. They have been building a party which would bring forth a Trump since Barry Goldwater ran for President.

The article gives them a pass: Gee we were bad pundits and we never saw this coming.

Wrong.

You built that.

Exactly. Sixty years of demonizing, other-izing, fear mongering, lying to create an army of rubes. All so they would keep power. But the more they riled the rubes, the more the rubes noticed even their republican reps weren’t taking action. So they elected the worst reactionaries because the rank and file republicans were not extreme enough.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:41:25am

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:42:36am

re: #201 Patricia Kayden

That’s why I have much side-eye for people like Rick Wilson, Ana Navarro, or Jennifer Rubin.

They won’t admit “we were wrong and we want to fix that.” They think Trump is an aberration, because conservatism can’t fail, it can only be failed (sounds like a religion to me).

In religious terms, they think of Trump as a false prophet. They will not accept responsibility for their actions.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:44:32am

re: #206 DangerMan

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It’s not that they don’t know.

It’s that they don’t care.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:45:05am

re: #204 I Would Prefer Not To

Not sure If I agree 100%. The pundits thought they could control trump and get him to do their bidding without going off the rails. Yes, they are responsible and always will be, but they thought they would be in control like they were with W. Again, they had no idea what they were building.

I really don’t care what their reasons were.

Those who supported the Nazis because they thought Hitler would make “Germany great again,” provide new industry or jobs, thought they could control his worst impulses: We have a name for them.

Nazis.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:45:17am
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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:45:29am

re: #201 Patricia Kayden

Yep. They’ve been setting the table for someone like Trump to come along and take a seat at the head and demand to be served. My only question is who do they select next. How much lower can they go than Trump?

The far-scarier scenario is that the “next Trump” isn’t going to be “lower” - but higher: i.e. a rabble-rousing neo-fascist wannabe-dictator who is actually competent at politics, and has a better handle on how not to appear as a complete incompetent buffoon (for those who care about such factors)…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:46:47am

re: #211 Jay C

The far-scarier scenario is that the “next Trump” isn’t going to be “lower” - but higher: i.e. a rabble-rousing neo-fascist wannabe-dictator who is actually competent at politics, and has a better handle on how not to appear as a complete incompetent buffoon (for those who care about such factors)…

The Religious Right is already starting to push Ivanka in 2024…Waiting in the wings are Tom Cotton and even sleazier Pence wannabes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:46:50am

The sun is up. I’m off to bed. Later, y’all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:48:02am

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:48:31am

I’ve read that god loves pre-born babies so much.

Trying to figure out why god is trying to abort the 5 month fetus my daughter is carrying.

I mean, if god can’t even protect a fetus when it is wanted, what the fuck? If she loses it, of course it will be “sin” and “fallen humanity” and “we don’t understand god”. If she carries it to term due to modern medicine and luck, let’s all praise god for saving it.

Even a fucking moran should be able to see what a sack of shit this all is. Hermetically sealed indeed.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:48:56am

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:49:30am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:50:24am

re: #215 Old Liberal

I’ve read that god loves pre-born babies so much.

Trying to figure out why god is trying to abort the 5 month fetus my daughter is carrying.

I mean, if god can’t even protect a fetus when it is wanted, what the fuck? If she loses it, of course it will be “sin” and “fallen humanity” and “we don’t understand god”. If she carries it to term due to modern medicine and luck, let’s all praise god for saving it.

Even a fucking moran should be able to see what a sack of shit this all is. Hermetically sealed indeed.

It’s a faith thing. God cannot fail. God can only be failed.

I guess it’s a good gig if you can land it since you would then never be blamed. You would simply be acting that way for inscrutable (but always correct) reasons.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:50:57am

re: #217 Belafon

Like the idea, fear the complacency and the ideologues.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:52:53am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

They didn’t “lose control” to Trump. They have been building a party which would bring forth a Trump since Barry Goldwater ran for President.

The article gives them a pass: Gee we were bad pundits and we never saw this coming.

Wrong.

You built that.

The point I saw them really lose control was when John McCain tried to tell a jeering Tea Party crowd that Obama was an honorable man, just one he disagreed with, and the crowd shouted him down.

That really set off the precipitous attention-grabbing dive to hit rock bottom and they are still nowhere near hitting it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:55:00am

re: #211 Jay C

The far-scarier scenario is that the “next Trump” isn’t going to be “lower” - but higher: i.e. a rabble-rousing neo-fascist wannabe-dictator who is actually competent at politics, and has a better handle on how not to appear as a complete incompetent buffoon (for those who care about such factors)…

Yep, someone like an American version of Turkey’s Erdogan. Or Putin, who I have to admit, is pretty damn slick.

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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:55:28am

re: #217 Belafon

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re: #219 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Yeah: nice to see someone pushing positive news about the election, but even assuming the Democrats have a lock on 279 EVs, that’s still way too small a margin to be too happy about. Especially with Donald Fucking Trump on the GOP ticket: there’s still way too much purple on that map to be even remotely complacent about.

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:55:54am

re: #218 Feline Fearless Leader

It’s a faith thing. God cannot fail. God can only be failed.

I guess it’s a good gig if you can land it since you would then never be blamed. You would simply be acting that way for inscrutable (but always correct) reasons.

I’m started to wonder if drumpf really is god…………… he does shit that makes no sense, takes no responsibility for anything but takes credit for everything. Cannot fail can only be failed.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:58:59am

I am stuck at home today waiting for my portable A/C unit to arrive. It is supposed to be coming by UPS. It will be good during the upcoming hotter weather.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:01:56am

re: #224 PhillyPretzel

I am stuck at home today waiting for my portable A/C unit to arrive. It is supposed to be coming by UPS. It will be good during the upcoming hotter weather.

Things finally cooled off in my corner of Europe - it’s down to the mid 70s. A couple days ago, we running into the mid-to-high 90s….and with the humidity here, it’s unbearable. Blecch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:04:02am

re: #225 Dr Lizardo

Things finally cooled off in my corner of Europe - it’s down to the mid 70s. A couple days ago, we running into the mid-to-high 90s….and with the humidity here, it’s unbearable. Blecch.

Yes, woke up here on the Rhine this morning to a glorious 60°F (16°C), have been wearing the same T-shirt all morning (usually I have changed my shirt at least twice by now) and can even think about actually cooking something for dinner (have been living off salads and sandwiches for the past week, was not about to generate any heat in the kitchen)…

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:05:49am

re: #207 Anymouse 🌹

That’s why I have much side-eye for people like Rick Wilson, Ana Navarro, or Jennifer Rubin.

They won’t admit “we were wrong and we want to fix that.” They think Trump is an aberration, because conservatism can’t fail, it can only be failed (sounds like a religion to me).

In religious terms, they think of Trump as a false prophet. They will not accept responsibility for their actions.

for many people, politics is learned the same way as religion…

- All religion is second hand, or more hands removed, information. Everything you think you know about your religion was taught to you by someone else.

How did they learn it to teach it to you?

You heard nothing and saw nothing yourself. It’s just what other people maybe saw and mostly just what they say that other people before them heard or saw or told them.

Even if you personally witnessed a “miracle”. Unless you critically evaluate and proved it then you don’t know there’s not a “normal” scientific explanation or you were fooled by someone…hoaxed.

It’s almost all appeal to apparent authority. And not even that good authority.

Generation upon generation of interpretations of a questionable and multiple times translated, edited, and reorganized book. Those interpretations and translations themselves were argued about and compromised and evolved over time.

- Most politics is the same way. Most people don’t “know” much. They heard or were told or read a web site, heard part of a speech or other questionable source…

And so it’s all second or more hands, skewed, interpreted, and selectively so. They do not research or do critical thinking or analysis. Just second hand say-so.

It all becomes a meaningless cult like following.

The thought process is the problem, not just the gullibility Due to the fundamental lack of desire to learn and know.

- There is no cure for this.

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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:05:53am

re: #224 PhillyPretzel

I am stuck at home today waiting for my portable A/C unit to arrive. It is supposed to be coming by UPS. It will be good during the upcoming hotter weather.

“Portable” as in simply “able to be carried without mechanical aid”, or “portable” as in one of those roll-around units that can be wheeled from room to room?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:07:54am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, woke up here on the Rhine this morning to a glorious 60°F (16°C), have been wearing the same T-shirt all morning (usually I have changed my shirt at least twice by now) and can even think about actually cooking something for dinner (have been living off salads and sandwiches for the past week, was not about to generate any heat in the kitchen)…

Same here - today, made myself some chicken fried with bell peppers and onions and served over a bed of rice noodles with Tikka Masala sauce.

Turned out pretty good.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:09:15am

re: #228 Jay C

It is one of those units that can be rolled about the room. I have had better luck with those type of units. This is what I bought and am waiting for: amazon.com

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:13:45am

I’ve been listening to the Michael Bennet interview on Pod Save America. I really like him. I doubt he’ll get traction, but I hope he has a visible presence on media and debates going forward—-really thoughtful dude.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:14:35am

I love this channel - right up there with Dan Bell’s Dead Mall series. Very informative and well-done.

Abandoned After 61 Years: Urbex In Apache Junction | Retail Archaeology

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:19:58am

re: #225 Dr Lizardo

Things finally cooled off in my corner of Europe - it’s down to the mid 70s. A couple days ago, we running into the mid-to-high 90s….and with the humidity here, it’s unbearable. Blecch.

You’ve just described 60 days of Washington, DC summer.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:20:25am

If you didn’t see this last night I highly recommend that you watch the 1st bit.

We are not fucking safe.

Youtube Video

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:20:44am

re: #227 DangerMan

A bazillion updings.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:22:35am

re: #227 DangerMan

The thought process is the problem, not just the gullibility Due to the fundamental lack of desire to learn and know.

- There is no cure for this.

Well, there is a cure, but it requires proactive action by the listener. Don’t believe, think critically, and do your own research. So, at the end of the day, you’re correct, there is no cure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:23:10am
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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:29:02am

re: #236 Colère Tueur de Lapin

They could play a game:

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. developed an online game to help people learn to identify disinformation. The researchers found people could learn to preemptively debunk (“pre-bunk”) fake news after they are exposed to, or “inoculated” against, disinformation techniques. The researchers asked users of the online game to rate the reliability of a series of headlines and tweets before and after playing it. They found players’ perceptions of the reliability of fake news dropped by an average 21% after completing the game, while having no impact on how players perceived authentic news. Moreover, participants who were most vulnerable to false news headlines at the start exhibited the greatest “inoculation” against it after playing the game.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:29:30am

McDonald’s is developing voice-activated drive-throughs and robotic deep-fryers, in an effort to improve its restaurants’ speed of service. Both systems are undergoing testing in Chicago, and company executive Mason Smoot said the technology is intended to help, not replace, McDonald’s employees. The drive-through system uses voice-recognition software, as customers read off their orders and confirm them on a digital display. Competing fast-food franchises also are investing in technology, as Domino’s Pizza tested voice-activated over-the-phone ordering last year.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:33:12am

pathetic

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:33:35am

re: #239 Belafon

“Ahm a-gonna haf th’ beg mak no gimmee da kwaerter pownder do you want cheese, ok cheese but no pikkil”.

Going to need some powerful AI.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:35:53am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

And from some of things I have read here and at The Washington Post the local roads cannot handle the weight of some of the military hardware DT wants in the parade.

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:36:39am

re: #242 PhillyPretzel

And from some of things I have read here and at The Washington Post the local roads cannot handle the weight of some of the military hardware DT wants in the parade.

Operation Dumbo Drop reporting for duty

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:38:56am

re: #242 PhillyPretzel

And from some of things I have read here and at The Washington Post the local roads cannot handle the weight of some of the military hardware DT wants in the parade.

and bridges

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:39:03am

GOOD MORNING!

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:39:28am

re: #241 Old Liberal

“Ahm a-gonna haf th’ beg mak no gimmee da kwaerter pownder do you want cheese, ok cheese but no pikkil”.

Going to need some powerful AI.

The AI should say “Gonna want cheese wit’ that?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:44:08am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:44:18am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

pathetic

I can’t wait to not go to, watch, or listen to this.

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:44:57am

re: #246 Belafon

The AI should say “Gonna want cheese wit’ that?”

And here I thought it would have to say “Would you like fries with that?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:47:32am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:48:41am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

C’mon, AOC. State TV has a job to do.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:49:14am

re: #242 PhillyPretzel

And from some of things I have read here and at The Washington Post the local roads cannot handle the weight of some of the military hardware DT wants in the parade.

Nope, they cannot. There are underground pockets of subsoil that are quite compressible. There aqueducts under roads. There are normal city empty space everywhere. It’ll be great. I am sure the soldiers who WON’T get their leave because they have to watch over the shit-show will be especially excited.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:56:17am

re: #239 Belafon

McDonald’s is developing voice-activated drive-throughs and robotic deep-fryers, in an effort to improve its restaurants’ speed of service.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:57:51am

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:06:41am

re: #191 Joe Bacon 🌹

I remember the big spike in homelessness starting with the Gramm-Latta budget cuts in 1981 that decimated Section 8 housing assistance.

All of a sudden property owners booted lower income people out of their apartments and tossed them into the streets.

Oh I remember Phil Gramm saying that those people were lazy and Pulpit Pimps like James Robinson said they were “spiritually deficient”.

Oh and ol’ President Pruneface would be droning about how the churches would gladly step in and provide the needy with real help. Of course they didn’t.

Add to that the deinstutionalization of the mentally ill. Instead of housing those vulnerable populations in mental health facilities, they were cast out to fend for themselves, and we’ve been struggling to deal with that ever since.

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:07:45am

re: #44 Dread Pirate

I bet he didn’t overcrowd them by 7 times too many per area. and I bet they got toiletries and decent food.

And no families were separated. And no children were given to adoption agencies without their parents knowing where their own children are.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:12:56am

re: #235 Colère Tueur de Lapin

A bazillion updings.

thanks. i’ve been working on that one for a long time

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:13:58am

moron still hasn’t actually read the report

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:14:20am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

pathetic

Big 4th of July in D.C. “Salute to America.” The Pentagon & our great Military Leaders are thrilled to be doing this & showing to the American people, among other things, the strongest and most advanced Military anywhere in the World. Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!

what does any of this have to do with independence day?

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:15:03am

re: #246 Belafon

The AI should say “Gonna want cheese wit’ that?”

‘supersized’?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:16:00am

re: #255 lawhawk

Add to that the deinstutionalization of the mentally ill. Instead of housing those vulnerable populations in mental health facilities, they were cast out to fend for themselves, and we’ve been struggling to deal with that ever since.

Freedumb is more important than caring for the needy.

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plansbandc  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:17:24am

New page. Sue Bird writes about her girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe. littlegreenfootballs.com

Definitely worth a look.

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:17:27am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Odd, I see no indication of malice or hate, no portrayals of her performing sex acts, just images parodying of the situation of a President’s daughter with no political, administrative or diplomatic background trying to insert herself into world events.

I see two videos, one from the French, the other from the White House, showing her to be a complete incompetent fool. Just like her daddy.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:17:49am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

And even if he did read he would not understand that although no direct involvement on his part was found there is plenty that indicates that he requested certain things as Michael Cohen stated in his testimony to Elijah Cummings and Company.

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:18:07am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹

It’s gone international.

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The bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:18:11am

re: #259 DangerMan

what does any of this have to do with independence day?

Don’t you remember Washington storming Yorktown in a Sherman? Sheesh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:18:52am

re: #227 DangerMan

The thought process is the problem, not just the gullibility Due to the fundamental lack of desire to learn and know.

- There is no cure for this.

We all need to believe in something in order to continue, it is just a question of how much you need to ascribe to faith and how much you can attribute to nature, science, your own observations, etc.

And some people seem to need more than just a personal faith in something bigger, they need an entire social and institutional structure to guide them through daily life.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:19:00am

re: #266 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Don’t you remember Washington storming Yorktown in a Sherman? Sheesh.

I don’t recall Sherman storming Atlanta in a Sherman.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:19:41am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron still hasn’t actually read the report

Robert Mueller is being asked to testify yet again. He said he could only stick to the Report, & that is what he would and must do. After so much testimony & total transparency, this Witch Hunt must now end. No more Do Overs. No Collusion, No Obstruction. The Great Hoax is dead!

- really? why?

- 2nd point. you do understand how the government functions, right? mueller’s report was prepared for the executive branch. the legislative has the power of oversight - over which you have absolutely no control or say. And they’ve barely begun, mostly because they’re being stonewalled by…. the executive

my mistake. you probably dont understand that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:20:01am

re: #259 DangerMan

what does any of this have to do with independence day?

He saw that Macron and Putin get awesome parades with tanks, missiles and flyovers and he feels put out that he did not get one.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:22:50am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t recall Sherman storming Atlanta in a Sherman.

He should have. The South (and Confederate loving racists) continue to revise history to revel in the Southern insurrection against the Union over their right to own slaves.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:24:23am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t recall Sherman storming Atlanta in a Sherman.

That was later in time; he was in a Abrams.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:24:57am

re: #272 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That was later in time; he was in a Abrams.

I thought he used a Sheridan

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:26:27am

re: #259 DangerMan

what does any of this have to do with independence day?

Not a goddamned thing. But Trump can’t stand a day that’s not all about him and he’s going to have his big TV special no matter how many tens of millions it costs the taxpayers, and the lapdog media is going to fall right in line, like always.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:26:49am

My first bot, and it’s got the body of an anime.

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:27:26am

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:30:30am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:33:19am

re: #275 darthstar

My first bot, and it’s got the body of an anime.

So I once got an unsolicited mail from an “attractive young Russian girl”.

I had just gotten my Cyrillic keyboard installed and needed the practice, so I decided to enter into a correspondence with this person. I figured that as soon as she asked for money, I would simply drop it.

Oddly enough, she did not, she said that she had just received a bonus from work and wanted to come out and visit me at her own expense.

But things did not quite add up, so I googled “Russian women + scam” and found a site from the US State Dept describing the way they got around asking directly for money: namely after they announce you the date that they are coming and even giving flight information and everything, you go to meet them at the airport.

But they do not get off the plane. Then you receive an urgent message, they are there, but have been detained by Customs and Immigration, they just need to show that they have € or $ 2,000 in cash in order to be allowed into the country.

If you could just wire it over, they can get through customs and will give it right back…

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:34:37am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought he used a Sheridan

Pity that by then they had cancelled the Buford… :(

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:35:04am

Republican Alaska governor guts University of Alaska budget so he can increase the state payout to state residents to $3000 each.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:36:43am

re: #280 Skip Intro

Republican Alaska governor guts University of Alaska budget so he can increase the state payout to state residents to $3000 each.

Socilism suckz!

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:38:51am

Repuplican Arizona governor punishes Nike by removing incentives to Nike building a facility there for removing the Betsy Ross flag from some of its shoes because Colin Kaepernick points out its racist past. Right wingers are besides themselves with rage.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:41:20am

re: #282 Skip Intro

Repuplican Arizona governor punishes Nike by removing incentives to Nike building a facility there for removing the Betsy Ross flag from some of its shoes because Colin Kaepernick points out its racist past. Right wingers are besides themselves with rage.

At who? At all of the above?

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:42:15am

re: #282 Skip Intro

Repuplican Arizona governor punishes Nike by removing incentives to Nike building a facility there for removing the Betsy Ross flag from some of its shoes because Colin Kaepernick points out its racist past. Right wingers are besides themselves with rage.

Nike can respond by moving facilities to another state. Or just watching how Nike profits soared after Kaepernick despite right wing howler monkey outrage.

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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:42:19am

re: #280 Skip Intro

Republican Alaska governor guts University of Alaska budget so he can increase the state payout to state residents to $3000 each.

Is that due to the State’s oil fund running low? ISTR that a combination of lower production, lower world oil prices, and increased population had made significant dents in the funds that Alaska had been handing out as bribes to get people to move there share-the-wealth incentives.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:58:36am
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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:00:29am

re: #285 Jay C

Yes. The state is making up the difference now in the Republican way, gutting public assets.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:00:31am
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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:01:01am

from that Hoarse Whisperer thread of Democratic women running for president…

Jake West:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:01:01am

good grief…

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:01:24am
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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:02:13am

re: #283 Dr Lizardo

Who are the wingers mad at? Colin and Nike, of course. I expect Laura Ingraham to burn Nike shoes during her Fox show.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:03:01am

Nazis blocked entrance to Holocaust exhibition

[Visby] A group of Nazis from the Nordic Resistance Movement, NMR, blocked the entrance to Fotografiska’s exhibition with portraits of the Holocaust at lunchtime on Tuesday. They also entered the premises.
- Fucking mythomaniacs, screamed one of them inside the room, a witness tells Expressen.
The famous photographer Sanna Sjöswärd has portrayed and interviewed survivors for the exhibition “Fading Stories - pass them on” in a collaboration with Raoul Wallenberg Academy.

Seven unique portraits of survivors are currently displayed in Fotografiska’s exhibition room on St. Hansgatan 24 in central Visby. They form part of a larger exhibition which is shown at Fotografiska in Stockholm from August 27 - on the national day for civil courage and humanity. At 12 o’clock on Tuesday, a group of Nazis from the Nordic resistance movement suddenly appeared at the entrance. A woman who would visit the exhibition tells that they blocked the entire entrance. - But I passed them. Then three Nazis followed and also went into the room. Once inside, one of them yelled “fucking myths”, according to several witnesses.

[Google Translate]

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BigPapa  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:03:11am

I’ve been trying to find more video of the Andy Ngo incident. I was suspicious that he was beat up by an accomplice and antifa but now think that he self inserted into an antifa horde to follow and film them but was recognized. The last video I saw from a diff angle recorded a guy yelling ‘Fuck you Andy Ngo Get the fuck outta here Andy’ with somebody else yelling ‘leave Andy, just go’

Turned into a propaganda gold mine for him.

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:03:30am

An Out-Of-This-World Aerial Shot of a Volcano Erupting in Russia

thisiscolossal.com

This past weekend, a volcanic eruption on Russia’s Kuril Islands was so massive it was quite literally visible from space. An astronaut on the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 59 crew documented the plume from Raikoke Volcano, which reached eight miles into the sky. The ISS orbits 250 miles above earth.

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:04:30am

Edit above to include link! Please reload.

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:04:41am

re: #289 retired cynic

That’s really well done. Maybe too well done. I prefer the original with Ivanka peering through the window.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:08:51am

re: #282 Skip Intro

Repuplican Arizona governor punishes Nike by removing incentives to Nike building a facility there for removing the Betsy Ross flag from some of its shoes because Colin Kaepernick points out its racist past. Right wingers are besides themselves with rage.

Who suffers?? Not Nike.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:09:23am
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:10:46am
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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:12:23am

re: #278 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I once got an unsolicited mail from an “attractive young Russian girl”.

I had just gotten my Cyrillic keyboard installed and needed the practice, so I decided to enter into a correspondence with this person. I figured that as soon as she asked for money, I would simply drop it.

Oddly enough, she did not, she said that she had just received a bonus from work and wanted to come out and visit me at her own expense.

But things did not quite add up, so I googled “Russian women + scam” and found a site from the US State Dept describing the way they got around asking directly for money: namely after they announce you the date that they are coming and even giving flight information and everything, you go to meet them at the airport.

But they do not get off the plane. Then you receive an urgent message, they are there, but have been detained by Customs and Immigration, they just need to show that they have € or $ 2,000 in cash in order to be allowed into the country.

If you could just wire it over, they can get through customs and will give it right back…

we just today got a fax from ignatius morgen chombo (himself!)

wants us to take custody of $100 million dollars of his and keep it safe
we get to keep 20% for our assistance

what may have tipped me off:
“Zimbabwe have lunched series of search into my business concerns”

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:13:27am

re: #284 lawhawk

Nike can respond by moving facilities to another state. Or just watching how Nike profits soared after Kaepernick despite right wing howler monkey outrage.

damned invisible hand of the free market

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:14:10am

re: #300 DodgerFan1988

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:14:49am

re: #298 Dave In Austin

Who suffers?? Not Nike.

But Republicans get to feel good about themselves because PATRIOTISM!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:15:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:22:52am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:22:56am

re: #295 retired cynic

An Out-Of-This-World Aerial Shot of a Volcano Erupting in Russia

thisiscolossal.com

This past weekend, a volcanic eruption on Russia’s Kuril Islands was so massive it was quite literally visible from space. An astronaut on the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 59 crew documented the plume from Raikoke Volcano, which reached eight miles into the sky. The ISS orbits 250 miles above earth.

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Amazing photograph! Is this the type of event that can have drastic effects on the weather for the next year or so like the year without a summer?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:23:57am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:26:48am

Trollage is off the charts today.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:26:53am

re: #307 Hecuba’s daughter

Amazing photograph! Is this the type of event that can have drastic effects on the weather for the next year or so like the year without a summer?

No.

The size of the eruption appears far smaller than anything that would affect the global climate.

Eruption size is measured on a scale (VEI - volcano explosivity index).

VEI of 4 or more can have some effect. Vesuvius was a 5. Krakatoa was a 6. Tambora (1815) was a 7. Yellowstone supervolcano eruption 600,000 years ago was a 8.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:28:11am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

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he wants to send the homeless off to camps next, doesn’t he?

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:28:49am

re: #310 lawhawk

No.

The size of the eruption appears far smaller than anything that would affect the global climate.

Eruption size is measured on a scale (VEI - volcano explosivity index).

VEI of 4 or more can have some effect. Vesuvius was a 5. Krakatoa was a 6. Tambora (1815) was a 7. Yellowstone supervolcano eruption 600,000 years ago was a 8.

Lake Toba (75 ky ago) was also a VEI-8, and is theorized to have caused a genetic bottleneck in the human genome (TL;DR damn near wiped us out).

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plansbandc  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:30:24am

You guys!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:31:18am

re: #301 DangerMan

we just today got a fax from ignatius morgen chombo (himself!)

wants us to take custody of $100 million dollars of his and keep it safe
we get to keep 20% for our assistance

what may have tipped me off:
“Zimbabwe have lunched series of search into my business concerns”

Sounds like we need to fix him up with that Russian girl…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:31:54am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:32:50am

re: #314 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That would be perfect.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:34:32am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:34:40am

re: #282 Skip Intro

Nike should move. Easy solution. They can go to any blue state.

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Broad With Sass  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:37:19am

re: #288 The Pie Overlord!

I went and followed the link..this was in a church bathroom…great job church lady

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:38:59am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:39:40am

re: #292 Skip Intro

Who are the wingers mad at? Colin and Nike, of course. I expect Laura Ingraham to burn Nike shoes during her Fox show.

that’ll sure teach us…something

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:41:25am

re: #320 Backwoods_Sleuth

Was he going to be on stage with a woman?

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Citizen K  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:41:42am

I’m definitely being brought over to the camp that the Dems are falling down on the job badly right now, but at the same time, I cannot overstress enough that, if Dem leadership is fearing some sort of underground swell of Trumpism, it’s because the press has continually left the impression that Trumpists are all that matter, all that exists in this country, and that nothing Trump matters because Dems are always the wrong ones and they will go blue in the face to crow so every single hour of every day.

Between this and the fact that the Senate honestly seems to basically have veto power over anything the House could actually do up to and including impeachment, I can understand where the hold up is. Does anyone honestly believe the media would cover even impeachment inquiries in a way that wouldn’t amount to ‘TRUMP EXONERATED, DEM SHOW THEY HATE AMERICA’ as blaring subtext to every inch and minute of coverage?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:42:12am

re: #283 Dr Lizardo

At who? At all of the above?

Just another day in rage-land.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:42:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:44:36am

re: #323 Citizen K

Dems actually already do a lot of what political press hectors them to do, but it just never seems to register to the media. Strange that.

In summer of 2016 I remember watching all the networks broadcasting an empty podium or the best part of an hour waiting for Donald Trump to arrive and tells us about where his charitable foundation had spent all its money f while Hillary was giving a speech on better job opportunities for the disabled…yeah, funny that.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:44:40am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron still hasn’t actually read the report

Moran is upset that Mueller is being asked to testify and he can’t just keep saying EXONERATED!

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:45:28am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

pathetic

“Our slaves are happy and contented….”

/

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Interesting Times  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:45:45am

No, I don’t want this to be true. But it is (and Sarah Kendzior has yet to be proven wrong about … anything):

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:47:45am
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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:48:58am

Why Ivanka Trump didn’t belong anywhere near the DMZ or the G-20 summit by Carrie Cardero, WaPo

President Trump, of course, has discarded many other norms; it’s tempting to wonder why we should spend time focusing on the activities of his daughter, which might seem benign, if embarrassing for our country. The reason is because those activities are not benign. They are part of the president and his administration’s deliberate effort to concentrate control of the executive branch within the White House and within his family, diluting important institutional mechanisms that provide accountability. …

So the president’s boosterism of his daughter on major diplomatic efforts should not be viewed as an isolated act of incompetence or even public relations. Instead, it is part of his preference to concentrate power among a few advisers, especially those related to him, advisers who are beyond the reach of our institutional checks and balances. This is not the way the presidency or our government is supposed to work. And it is not a development that Americans should accept without objecting, loudly.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:49:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:49:49am

hmmmm

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:50:03am

re: #324 Sir John Barron

Just another day in rage-land.

Wingnuts are mad at the world.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:50:32am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

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bolton did not “send himself” to mongolia

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:50:41am

re: #320 Backwoods_Sleuth

Seeing lots of back and forth about the use of the term “emergency”, recall, etc., and the reality is no one really knows why Pence cancelled the trip to NH. We may surmise that Trump was in a snit over something, or they know some real bad news is about to break, or that the House Democrats suit over Trump’s tax records just broke in the Democrats’ direction.

But none of that suggests an actual emergency.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:51:05am

re: #335 DangerMan

bolton did not “send himself” to mongolia

Can he stay there permanently?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:51:24am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

DT is throwing a hissy fit until he gets his idea of a July 4th celebration. A parade in his honor.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:51:26am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wait, Knoller just said - out of the blue - that it’s not related to some health issue on Trump’s part?

Hell, that’d set off my alarm bells. Why say something like that for no reason unless it’s asked?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:51:48am

re: #336 lawhawk

Seeing lots of back and forth about the use of the term “emergency”, recall, etc., and the reality is no one really knows why Pence cancelled the trip to NH. We may surmise that Trump was in a snit over something, or they know some real bad news is about to break, or that the House Democrats suit over Trump’s tax records just broke in the Democrats’ direction.

But none of that suggests an actual emergency.

maybe everybody started coughing…

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:52:11am

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

US breaks record for longest economic expansion. But that presents a tough choice for Trump. To celebrate this economic record, he must admit that the stretch started in 2009, a year after Obama became president and almost 8 years before Trump took office.

folks, it’s not that tough:

“if it wasnt for me it would have been a lackluster 8 years of slow growth. i was able to amp it up….”

who am i kidding … “lackluster”?

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retired cynic  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:52:26am

re: #335 DangerMan

bolton did not “send himself” to mongolia

Siberia wasn’t available on short notice.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:54:06am

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nah, he just says this—

US breaks record for longest economic expansion

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William Lewis  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:55:52am

re: #339 Dr Lizardo

Wait, Knoller just said - out of the blue - that it’s not related to some health issue on Trump’s part?

Hell, that’d set off my alarm bells. Why say something like that for no reason unless it’s asked?

Maybe he stroked out while writing a tweet on his golden crapper?

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:56:10am

re: #331 retired cynic

Why Ivanka Trump didn’t belong anywhere near the DMZ or the G-20 summit by Carrie Cardero, WaPo

didnt need two paragraphs or more to answer that:

“she’s not a professional, experienced diplomat”

her only qualification for being there is “the good looking daughter of the president”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:56:53am
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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:57:34am

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…

The robots are Mad-libbing quotes from sane people.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:57:38am

re: #332 Dave In Austin

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this.

Your lab. Your monster. Kill it.

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gocart mozart  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:58:20am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:59:59am

Belafon

McDonald’s is developing voice-activated drive-throughs and robotic deep-fryers, in an effort to improve its restaurants’ speed of service. Both systems are undergoing testing in Chicago, and company executive Mason Smoot said the technology is intended to help, not replace, McDonald’s employees. The drive-through system uses voice-recognition software, as customers read off their orders and confirm them on a digital display. Competing fast-food franchises also are investing in technology, as Domino’s Pizza tested voice-activated over-the-phone ordering last year.

And when they develop a robot customer to pay for their scab robot crap, the circle of tripe will be complete.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:01:47am

re: #277 GlutenFreeJesus

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:03:41am

re: #345 DangerMan

her only qualification for being there is “the good looking daughter of the president”

She’s not even all that good looking either. I mean, she is very attractive, but it feels like if you look at a thousand attractive blondes, you might remember all of them…except her.

She manages to take attractiveness, and be mediocre at it.

All she SHOULD need to do to be attractive is just…do nothing. She manages to fail at that. I do not understand how that is possible, even for a family so steeped in fuckuppery.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:05:10am
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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:06:36am

re: #349 gocart mozart

@piersmorgan
Ivanka has the smarts to be America’s first female president, which I suspect she will be… …

one idiot per family
it’s in the constitution

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:07:23am

Looks like Proud Boys are pulling security on the 4th

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Teddy's Person  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:08:48am

I suspect this is the “emergency” that interfered with Pence’s plans.

House Democrats filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking access to President Trump’s tax returns, accusing the Trump administration of an “extraordinary attack” on Congress in preventing the disclosure of the president’s personal financial records. source

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:09:50am

re: #352 Sufficient unto the day…

It’s presence. Not appearance.

I don’t have a problem with her physical appearance.

I have a huge problem with her presence anywhere near the WH, levers of power, the G-20 and everywhere else she and her fellow spawn go because they are wholly unqualified to be near government power but for being the children of a reactionary know nothing bigot.

She should not have been present at the G-20. There was no reason to be there. She provided zero experience, knowledge, or judgment to be there. It’s not even her supposed area of “expertise”. Everyone else looks on her with disdain, because they know she didn’t belong. Trump is the only one who thinks she’s qualified to be there, despite zero evidence of success outside the family grift.

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:10:39am

re: #352 Sufficient unto the day…

She’s not even all that good looking either. I mean, she is very attractive, but it feels like if you look at a thousand attractive blondes, you might remember all of them…except her.

She manages to take attractiveness, and be mediocre at it.

All she SHOULD need to do to be attractive is just…do nothing. She manages to fail at that. I do not understand how that is possible, even for a family so steeped in fuckuppery.

i only put that there because i think that’s what trump thinks

im gonna say this and i hope we don’t fall down a rabbit hole here

if trumps daughter looked different, say like SHS you think she’d be front and center in this admin? she was fine as spokespuppet - it’s a different kind of job. and he likely owed mike something

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:14:21am

re: #352 Sufficient unto the day…

She’s not even all that good looking either. I mean, she is very attractive, but it feels like if you look at a thousand attractive blondes, you might remember all of them…except her.

She manages to take attractiveness, and be mediocre at it.

All she SHOULD need to do to be attractive is just…do nothing. She manages to fail at that. I do not understand how that is possible, even for a family so steeped in fuckuppery.

there is such a thing as too much plastic surgery

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:15:59am

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’ll end up loking like her mother, and that’s not a good thing.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:17:24am

re: #360 Skip Intro

She’ll end up loking like her mother, and that’s not a good thing.

Well, it’s a better thing than ending up looking like her father, which is a terrible, horrible, no good very bad thing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:18:01am

Pro Tip: A poorly timed jump off a rope swing can easily sprain a foot.

Ouch!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:18:06am

re: #360 Skip Intro

She’ll end up loking like her mother, and that’s not a good thing.

Ivana really does not look well at all

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:19:29am

re: #358 DangerMan

I think if Ivanka looked like SHS…he probably wouldn’t even acknowledge that he HAD a daughter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:19:56am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope Trumps bullshit parade to himself draws record low crowds.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:21:54am

re: #357 lawhawk

It’s presence. Not appearance.

I don’t have a problem with her physical appearance.

I have a huge problem with her presence anywhere near the WH, levers of power, the G-20 and everywhere else she and her fellow spawn go because they are wholly unqualified to be near government power but for being the children of a reactionary know nothing bigot.

She should not have been present at the G-20. There was no reason to be there. She provided zero experience, knowledge, or judgment to be there. It’s not even her supposed area of “expertise”. Everyone else looks on her with disdain, because they know she didn’t belong. Trump is the only one who thinks she’s qualified to be there, despite zero evidence of success outside the family grift.

To handle him because of his dementia. That would be an essential role.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:22:21am

re: #365 Eclectic Cyborg

Or better yet, a thunderstorm with large hail.

I mean, if he got clocked in the head with a chunk of ice, its not like we’d notice any brain damage…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:23:15am
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b.d.  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:25:43am

re: #368 The Pie Overlord!

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that’s good

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:27:22am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:29:13am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:31:59am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:33:30am

JFC

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:34:34am

One useful things about all the batshit crazy & evil responses to @AOC is that it makes it really, really easy to figure out who to Block on Twitter.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:34:37am

re: #352 Sufficient unto the day…

She’s not even all that good looking either. I mean, she is very attractive, but it feels like if you look at a thousand attractive blondes, you might remember all of them…except her.

She manages to take attractiveness, and be mediocre at it.

All she SHOULD need to do to be attractive is just…do nothing. She manages to fail at that. I do not understand how that is possible, even for a family so steeped in fuckuppery.

I posted this two weeks ago.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:34:53am

Someone is going to get hurt on Thursday in DC. Is it too early to Blame Obama?

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Interesting Times  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:35:21am

Preach:

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:36:10am

re: #373 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

Reminds me, I’m in the nation’s capital today. Hope these tanks don’t mess with the commute home.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:38:07am

re: #376 I Would Prefer Not To

Some is going to get hurt on Thursday in DC. Is it too early to Blame Obama?

Only if the tanks are too heavy and take out the bridge.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:38:57am

re: #378 Sir John Barron

Reminds me, I’m in the nation’s capital today. Hope these tanks don’t mess with the commute home.

Just stop short in front of one…if he rear-ends you, you get a new car.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:39:55am

re: #380 darthstar

Just stop short in front of one…if he rear-ends you, you get a new car.

or your next of kin does.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:42:12am

re: #376 I Would Prefer Not To

Some is going to get hurt on Thursday in DC. Is it too early to Blame Obama?

This is why we are heading up to the Adirondack Mtns. in PA to hide away from the shit-show that will be happening in DC.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:42:31am

re: #376 I Would Prefer Not To

Someone is going to get hurt on Thursday in DC. Is it too early to Blame Obama?

Why would anyone BUT a dump supporter go in the 1st place?

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:42:50am

Developing:

Russian submarine accident in Russian territorial waters. Multiple casualties reported. The type of sub is in question, and Putin is getting directly involved, particularly because of how poorly the Russians dealt with the Kursk disaster.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:44:40am

re: #383 Dave In Austin

Why would anyone BUT a dump supporter go in the 1st place?

It is entirely possible that non-DMV residents have planned their vacations around the 4th. It’s summer, bring the kids, see the capitol (sic), see the fireworks on the National Mall. Planned long before the nationalistic fascism fest took root.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:44:42am

re: #383 Dave In Austin

Why would anyone BUT a dump supporter go in the 1st place?

Many non trump supporters live in the district. That’s my fear. Locals and fucking proud boys don’t mix. Hint. I’m not blaming the locals.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:45:47am

re: #386 I Would Prefer Not To

Many non trump supporters live in the district. That’s my fear. Locals and fucking proud boys don’t mix. Hint. I’m not blaming the locals.

Yup. This is an extremely liberal section of the country.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:49:16am

re: #384 lawhawk

So that’s how Submarines give birth.

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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:49:20am

re: #288 The Pie Overlord!

It happened at a church. A church. I want to find out the name of this outfit.

I will confess this makes me feel sightly better about cussing out some of the asshats at Apologia church/cult.

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darthstar  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:50:53am

re: #384 lawhawk

Developing:

Russian submarine accident in Russian territorial waters. Multiple casualties reported. The type of sub is in question, and Putin is getting directly involved, particularly because of how poorly the Russians dealt with the Kursk disaster.

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On the plus side, we’ll finally see Trump express concern for the deaths of soldiers in a timely fashion.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:59:37am

re: #385 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It is entirely possible that non-DMV residents have planned their vacations around the 4th. It’s summer, bring the kids, see the capitol (sic), see the fireworks on the National Mall. Planned long before the nationalistic fascism fest took root.

Yeah I’m working from home tomorrow. And Friday.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 2, 2019 • 11:48:58am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

he wants to send the homeless off to camps next, doesn’t he?

why not. He can’t find any gypsies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 12:14:29pm

re: #392 Eventual Carrion

why not. He can’t find any gypsies.

a lot of us (both homeless AND gypsies) are hiding in plain sight.


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