The Bob Cesca Podcast: Danny Rising

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show, powered by Whitley Law Firm:

Danny Rising — NSFW! Buzz is on vacation so the Goth Ninjas are here for a Tuesday show; Pence’s mysterious return to DC; Ivanka Trump and the vice presidency; Ivanka Trump at the G20; Trump’s North Korean blunder; Trump thinks western liberalism means California; Trump also thinks homelessness began two years ago; Sherman Tanks in DC for the Fourth; The atrocities in the migrant prison camps; House Dems sue for Trump’s tax returns; With music by Cougar The Tiger; and more!

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493 comments

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plansbandc  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:27:29pm

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Kilroy was here  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:38:37pm

re: #1 plansbandc

Take my money!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:44:56pm

CL’ed from the previous thread. Twitter sent me an email about VB’s suspension appeal but does not tell me how to access the open report:

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Kilroy was here  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:47:22pm

MSNBC won’t air Trump’s July 4th event live

MSNBC will not air the entirety of President Trump’s planned “Salute to America” on July 4, instead opting to carry on with regularly scheduled news programming that may include clips of the event.

thehill.com
Let us hope they aren’t the last one to turn down his offer.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 3:49:03pm
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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:02:52pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:03:58pm

Re: The citizenship question. Trump did what he always does: make some absurd or criminal statement and then back down when it turns out that it is indeed illegal and the rest of the government won’t support him on it. That’s why I don’t share all these fears that he’s going to stay in the WH if he loses in 2020.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:12:53pm

LOL

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Dave In Austin  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:13:47pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:15:58pm

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Well, it’s illegal to carry guns in bars, so brass knuckles are the next best thing!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:17:56pm

re: #10 Ace Rothstein

They do require less effort than swinging a bar stool.

/

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:18:38pm

re: #5 The Pie Overlord!

They don’t need an excuse. Look at how Black men are regularly shot down and the assailant can just claim, “I felt scared” and get away with it. See George Zimmerman.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:20:34pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:23:32pm

“They’re animals anyway! Who cares!”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:23:47pm

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Brass knuckles now legal carry in Texas. Thx Greg!!
abcnews.go.com

And I’m going to Texas in 3 weeks… I’m such a dead man.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:25:30pm

62% have no souls.

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gocart mozart  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:27:50pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:27:52pm

re: #14 DodgerFan1988

Is that Beck or Colonel Sanders?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:29:17pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

What’s wrong with them, Jennifer? They are sociopaths.

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TedStriker  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:30:33pm

re: #18 Ace Rothstein

Is that Beck or Colonel Sanders?

Given the former name he gave his media empire (Mercury Radio Arts) before it became Blaze Media, Beck fancies himself to be like Orson Welles, but now he just looks like him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:31:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:32:15pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:34:47pm

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

What’s wrong with them, Jennifer? They are sociopaths.

There are many complex and subtle explanations for what is wrong with them. It’s simpler just to call them “Republicans”.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:35:00pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:35:31pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

A private company can do whatever the hell it wants. This is not a political issue.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:37:28pm

re: #24 Patricia Kayden

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Trumps crap is putting every uniformed soldier there in potential violation of the Hatch Act and UCMJ.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:37:56pm

re: #25 Patricia Kayden

A private company can do whatever the hell it wants. This is not a political issue.

BUT FREEZE PEACH! BOYCOTT! FREE MARKET! NIKE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! THE SOUTH WILL RIZE AGAIN!

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:38:47pm

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

What’s wrong with them, Jennifer? They are sociopaths.

They’re Republicans. Same difference.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:43:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:50:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:51:17pm
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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:51:20pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

Seeing reports of at least two casualties.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:51:47pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:52:10pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

Republicans were always awful people. I guess it took Trump’s presidency to reveal this to Rubin and other Never Trumpers.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:54:54pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s great news. Of course, Trump will appeal to SCOTUS.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:57:54pm

There is some heavy weather coming into Philly. Right now it is starting to rain and so far is it okay. There is a severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 8:30 this evening.
weather.gov

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jeffreyw  Jul 2, 2019 • 4:58:20pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:03:19pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

Arrrgh.

Our country is going to hell in a fucking hand basket but sure, let’s spend some time bitching about a shoe.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:03:36pm

re: #38 Eclectic Cyborg

Arrrgh.

Our country is going to hell in a fucking hand basket but sure, let’s spend some time bitching about a shoe.

Who throws a shoe? HONESTLY!

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:04:17pm

re: #38 Eclectic Cyborg

Deflection from what really matters to keep the right wing base angry and misinformed. Set the priorities and let the misinformation and agitprop do the rest. It’s the Trump/Fox way.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:05:18pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:06:16pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:07:43pm

Anybody want to help me set these up on the mall tomorrow night?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:07:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:08:42pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:09:34pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:10:26pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

Another item for the impeachment articles.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:12:46pm

Right wingers online are getting each other seriously worked up over the latest anti-Antifa fake stories. It’s at a fever pitch. I hope things don’t explode at this asinine, disgusting July 4th party for Trump.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:14:19pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

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plansbandc  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:14:58pm

LOLZ

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:15:24pm
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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:16:15pm

re: #9 Dave In Austin

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Can I carry one of these?

atlantacutlery.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:18:50pm

re: #50 plansbandc

LOLZ

If the Blue Angels won’t fly it, you know it’s bad. Those dudes are Navy pilots with the biggest balls in the land.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:20:01pm

re: #50 plansbandc

ERMEHGERD IT’S THE WRATH OF GOD PUNISHING DONALD TRUMP’S HUBRIS said no right-winger ever.

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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:20:16pm

re: #53 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They were supposed to be taking a break between shows. Trump made them cancel it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:21:16pm

From the previous thread:

re: #189 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Caucuses are undemocratic.
You vote is negated if no winner is determined in the first vote, and you don’t have available time to stay for the next vote.
The time needed to conduct them is onerous to people that have other obligations.

That depends on how your state runs caucuses.

In my state, the Democratic Party mails absentee ballots for the caucus if you cannot attend. You may also fill out an absentee ballot at the caucus if you cannot stay. (Those ballots are counted in every round of voting.)

That said, the Nebraska Democratic Party abandoned the caucus process for future elections; this time we will have a primary.

For Democratic voters that only means everyone will get a primary ballot in the mail instead of a caucus ballot.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:22:04pm

re: #53 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

If the Blue Angels won’t fly it, you know it’s bad. Those dudes are Navy pilots with the biggest balls in the land.

Blue Angels have very specific flight profiles and if the conditions aren’t right, they don’t fly for public safety reasons.

To be able to perform, the Blue Angels must have at least three nautical miles of visibility horizontally from centerpoint, and a minimum cloud ceiling of 1,500 feet, which the FAA can waive to 1,000 feet. At these minimums, the Blue Angels can perform a limited number of maneuvers in what is called a “flat” show. When the ceiling is at least 4,500 feet and visibility at least three nautical miles, a “low” show can be performed, which includes some rolling maneuvers. With a minimum ceiling of 8,000 feet and visibility of three nautical miles, the Blue Angels can perform their “high” show, which includes all the maneuvers.

They were previously scheduled to fly in Kansas City July 6-7.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:22:56pm

re: #57 lawhawk

Blue Angels have very specific flight profiles and if the conditions aren’t right, they don’t fly for public safety reasons.

This is why I appreciate LGF. Thank you, good sir.

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Mattand  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:22:57pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

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62% have no souls.

I know “the enemy of enemy” and all that, but I look at someone at Rubin and I’ll can think is that she’s gonna keep on voting GOP. That’s she’s one of these delusional Republicans that still think Trump just magically appeared out of nowhere, and not the result of 30 years of incremental bat shit crazy.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:23:01pm

re: #50 plansbandc

LOLZ

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“God is proving Trump should be president by disrupting the parade.”

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:23:18pm

re: #39 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Who throws a shoe? HONESTLY!

Thanks for the reminder of the GW/Baghdad incident.

Good times…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:23:51pm

re: #61 austin_blue

Thanks for the reminder of the GW/Baghdad incident.

Good times…

Oh Lord, and I had even forgotten about that until now. What a time to be alive.

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b.d.  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:24:09pm

re: #50 plansbandc

LOLZ

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Thanks God.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:24:23pm

re: #50 plansbandc

THANKS OBAMA!

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Mattand  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:24:35pm

re: #39 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Who throws a shoe? HONESTLY!

YEAH, BABY!!!!

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:24:58pm

re: #59 Mattand

I know “the enemy of enemy” and all that, but I look at someone at Rubin and I’ll can think is that she’s gonna keep on voting GOP. That’s she’s one of these delusional Republicans that still think Trump just magically appeared out of nowhere, and not the result of 30 years of incremental bat shit crazy.

No, she’ll vote for the Democratic candidate if it is Mitt Romney or Ted Cruz. But we socialists are too stupid to see the genius in that.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:26:03pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

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Because Texas, Charles, Texas.

And Dog help us, every one.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:26:06pm

re: #53 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

If the Blue Angels won’t fly it, you know it’s bad. Those dudes are Navy pilots with the biggest balls in the land.

I suspect race car drivers don’t break the speed limit and they probably don’t do stupid shit in the rain either.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:32:19pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

Ted Cruz Sings For America

Loved his cover of Un Canadien Errant.

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calochortus  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:32:20pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And every local TV station is preempting the national news so they can continue to bring us the “news” that we know nothing more than we did half an hour ago.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:32:37pm

re: #68 Belafon

I suspect race car drivers don’t break the speed limit and they probably don’t do stupid shit in the rain either.

The first three rules of flying:

1) Don’t fly at night;

2) Don’t fly in inclement weather;

3) Don’t touch the red-gaurded switches.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:33:14pm

re: #10 Ace Rothstein

Well, it’s illegal to carry guns in bars, so brass knuckles are the next best thing!

Another reason to stay away from Texas. I won’t mess with it. I’ll spend my money in sane places.

Nice to see that polling has solidly moved my state to a purple state now. That a -25 point drop for Cheeto Ceaușescu. Five electoral votes up for grabs here.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:34:19pm
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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:36:34pm

re: #69 Decatur Deb

Loved his cover of Un Canadien Errant.

My man, I remember when that was screaming up the charts.

Such sweet memories.

He truly is, like Trump, a Godly man and a man of God. We are so lucky to have them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:36:40pm

Mr. Johnson, an upfist for the UnwantedIvanka photo on this article.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:37:04pm
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Jay C  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:37:16pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Probably not “desperation” - yet - but just standard GOP campaign crapola: never too early to start flinging insults. I get the feeling we’ll be hearing “socialist” a LOT over the next 16 months.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:38:41pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:40:15pm

re: #5 The Pie Overlord!

Congradumalashuns on reaching 417,289 LGF points, Ms. Babushka!

I imagine these points something like “frequent flier miles” on credit cards, where you can use them any time you like, except for blackout days and oversold flights and prohibited on certain routes, &c.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:42:11pm

re: #71 austin_blue

The first three rules of flying:

1) Don’t fly at night;

2) Don’t fly in inclement weather;

3) Don’t touch the red-gaurded switches.

Men In Black - “Remember the Red Button” (1080p) FULL HD

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:42:47pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s the Canadian who got fired for the “May I Play Through?” cartoon.

He’s damn good.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:43:24pm

re: #81 austin_blue

That’s the Canadian who got fired for the “May I Play Through?” cartoon.

He’s damn good.

That’s him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:44:26pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

62% have no souls.

That’s the party you helped build, Ms. Rubin.

I note you haven’t apolgised for that yet. You’re only mad Trump isn’t using GOP-approved dog whistles.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:46:28pm

re: #81 austin_blue

That’s the Canadian who got fired for the “May I Play Through?” cartoon.

He’s damn good.

yes, that’s him

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:47:27pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:47:35pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹

That’s the party you helped build, Ms. Rubin.

I note you haven’t apolgised for that yet. You’re only mad Trump isn’t using GOP-approved dog whistles.

Trump has no need for dog whistles. He just lets it all hang out in the open.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:48:13pm
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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:49:52pm

In other news, Lee Iaccoca passed away.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:49:55pm

re: #73 Decatur Deb

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Video

I thought you made it up.

I thought Mr. w was making up a song once, and he was singing it! It was from 1922. At least it was in my native language,

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:51:21pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:52:28pm

re: #89 wrenchwench

I thought you made it up.

I thought Mr. w was making up a song once, and he was singing it! It was from 1922. At least it was in my native language,

“A Wandering Canadian”. Always makes me think of Cruz.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:53:20pm

re: #87 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Also, propaganda works. Every day.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:54:59pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:56:48pm

I have no idea if she got it first, but she was first on my feed:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:57:00pm

good grief…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:59:06pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 2, 2019 • 5:59:26pm

re: #87 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I think an underrated amount of this is due to Party Purity, and it’s one of the most frightening aspects of Trumpism. Yes, the GOP is comprised of the open and closeted racists and generally execrable people. But the extent to which the rank and vile GOP have given over independent judgement to Trump and Trumpism is amazing, and not in a good way.

I think a lot of it is hating on The Other, but another big part is Trump Can’t Be Wrong, and Owning The Libs. If Trump likes it, and anyone criticizes it, then they MUST back Trump. Christ, they chucked Jeff Flake and What’s-His-Name out of office simply for being mildly critical of Trump while still voting with him at every turn!

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:00:16pm

re: #94 wrenchwench

A retweet in her timeline:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:01:57pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:03:11pm

FINALLY

American Medical Association Wades Into Abortion Debate With Lawsuit
npr.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:04:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:09:29pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump has no need for dog whistles. He just lets it all hang out in the open.

NSFW

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:09:41pm

It appears the Tanforan Mall shooting may be a targetted, gang related thing, rather than a random shooter.

Unfortunately, it’s STILL smack dab in the middle of my usual commute home. Looks like SOMEbody’s going over Guadalupe Canyon tonight!

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:11:07pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…

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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:12:39pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

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When we get rid of Trump, we’ll have a new holiday to celebrate. Be thinking of what the traditional foods will be

Tacos

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:13:52pm

re: #105 DangerMan

Tacos

I think that will be everyone’s answer.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:15:12pm
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DangerMan  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:16:42pm

re: #106 Belafon

I think that will be everyone’s answer.

I shoulda read ahead. I always forget

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:17:08pm

re: #104 goddamnedfrank

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:21:55pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

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Hey, frank! Ya wanna see a Griswold coffee roaster? It’s on the internet. You’ve probably seen it already.

ebay.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:26:00pm

re: #105 DangerMan

Tacos

In honor of trump, I going to serve pigs in a blanket.

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gocart mozart  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:26:46pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:27:53pm

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹

We might not be seeing what we’re seeing. Our command in Turkey had 24 hours notice to move 300 tracks and wheeled tactical vehicles from an improvised port through Istanbul at night. The 100 mile trip involved crossing the Bosphorus bridge from 0100 to 0300. We did it at the cost of one mud wall. Our people are good, and the LTC charge of the movement was one of the best officers I ever worked with.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:29:25pm
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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:29:51pm

re: #111 I Would Prefer Not To

In honor of trump, I going to serve pigs in a blanket.

In honor of trump, I drank a 64 oz. bottle of Gatorade mixed with a whole bottle of Miralax in two hours.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:31:02pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:31:04pm

re: #115 stpaulbear

In honor of trump, I drank a 64 oz. bottle of Gatorade mixed with a whole bottle of Miralax in two hours.

Let me know if the doc finds the secret to save our dying planet up there.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:31:20pm

re: #113 Decatur Deb

We might not be seeing what we’re seeing. Our command in Turkey had 24 hours notice to move 300 tracks and wheeled tactical vehicles from an improvised port through Istanbul at night. The 100 mile trip involved crossing the Bosphorus bridge from 0100 to 0300. We did it at the cost of one mud wall. Our people are good, and the LTC charge of the movement was one of the best officers I ever worked with.

Was it the floating bridge?

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:33:02pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:34:01pm

re: #118 wrenchwench

Was it the floating bridge?

Xerxes project? Nah—that’s the Hellespont. Ours was the then-new Sultan Somebody or Other.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:35:52pm

re: #117 Decatur Deb

Let me know if the doc finds the secret to save our dying planet up there.

I hope she doesn’t find anything up there.

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Old Liberal  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:36:16pm

re: #116 Dread Pirate

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How much of that Kentucky money went to poor folk?

Jackshit.

All for the well off.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:36:29pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:37:35pm

re: #118 wrenchwench

Was it the floating bridge?

Sultan Memhet—first of the big new bridges. Looked it up, and your floating bridge—the Galata.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:37:54pm

re: #123 Belafon

It looks like a seat cushion…

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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:43:31pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:43:52pm

re: #123 Belafon

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Might be a 50s magazine recipe. Black-eyed pea jello with strawberries?

I might actually eat the stuff; if I were starving to death and my mouse-traps weren’t working. Then again, I might not.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:44:56pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Sultan Memhet—first of the big new bridges.

I was thinking this one

The fourth bridge

The fourth Galata Bridge was built in 1912 by the German firm Hüttenwerk Oberhausen AG for 350,000 gold liras. This floating bridge was 466 m (1,529 ft) long and 25 m (82 ft) wide. It is the bridge, still familiar to many people today, that was badly damaged in a fire in 1992 and towed up the Golden Horn to make way for the current bridge.

I walked across it in 1979.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:47:20pm

re: #129 wrenchwench

I was thinking this one

I walked across it in 1979.

Yeah—had to look it up. I think I crossed it once, before the Sultan M opened.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:49:09pm
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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:49:29pm

re: #126 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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They might want to have a laser cannon ready in case of drones.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:50:35pm
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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:51:18pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

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My kids and I just got through the Invader Zim episode where he “saves” the earth from being thrown into a star by having the earth orbiting the star. In the next episode they actually kept the same star.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:54:07pm
The Fourth of July celebration exposes Trump to the sort of crowd from which he has been traditionally insulated. The event is held in Washington, which (along with its surrounding suburbs) is heavily Democratic. It is also drawing protesters who will fly the famous Baby Trump blimp. Trump is also alienating nonpolitical attendees who might resent him turning a hallowed ritual that is a traditional venue for unity and a respite from politics into another divisive spectacle.

Trump’s efforts to control the rally should be seen in the context of his fear that the crowd will boo him. He is advertising the event on his Twitter feed, cordoning off the immediate area around his speech for ticket holders, and giving tickets away to Republican donors…

Trump has spent his presidency representing his supporters, without even bothering with the pretense of representing the majority that voted against him. He is attempting to conscript patriotic rituals into this effort. He deserves the reception he fears: loud, merciless boos.

But he can’t stay inside like every other president has done.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:56:58pm

re: #130 Decatur Deb

Yeah—had to look it up. I think I crossed it once, before the Sultan M opened.

I had to go down 5 rabbit holes to find what I walked across. It was worth it, even though rabbit holes don’t do very well crossing the Bosporus.

The Galata Bridge was a symbolic link between the traditional city of Istanbul proper, site of the imperial palace and principal religious and secular institutions of the empire, and the districts of Galata, Beyoğlu, Şişli and Harbiye, where a large proportion of the inhabitants were non-Muslims and where foreign merchants and diplomats lived and worked. As Peyami Safa wrote in his novel, Fatih-Harbiye, a person who went from Fatih to Harbiye via the bridge set foot in a different civilization and a different culture. Apart from its place in fiction, the romantic appearance of the Galata Bridge made it the subject of many paintings and engravings.

I wasn’t the only one who had a memorable time walking across.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:58:46pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

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The person who first replied to Atwood read the tweet replies, and left the following:

He seems to have learned something.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 2, 2019 • 6:59:38pm

re: #136 wrenchwench

I had to go down 5 rabbit holes to find what I walked across. It was worth it, even though rabbit holes don’t do very well crossing the Bosporus.

I wasn’t the only one who had a memorable time walking across.

When you crossed did you go to a club in the Galata Tower? Then you could say you were in a Turkish prison.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:00:37pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:07:39pm

re: #127 Dread Pirate

At Mar-a-grifto I assume.

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wrenchwench  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:07:43pm

re: #138 Decatur Deb

When you crossed did you go to a club in the Galata Tower? Then you could say you were in a Turkish prison.

Sadly, no. The next part of the journey I remember was the TUNNEL, which was an above-ground tube with some kind of train in it, with two stops; where you get in and where you get out. (There was a steep climb to the high part of town.) We made several jokes about ‘missing your stop.’ I’ll bet it’s been replaced, too.

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danarchy  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:14:40pm

re: #116 Dread Pirate

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There is something very wrong with that number, that is more than the total state budget for 3 years.

Correction: was looking at Kansas budget not Kentucky, but 40 billion is still more than the state budget for a whole year.

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:19:03pm

This thread. He totally followed the wrong gal.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:23:06pm

night people. hope tomorrow is a better day.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:26:45pm

I hadn’t heard about this:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:33:32pm

Thread, third tweet of three:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:38:14pm

Thread, three tweets, a shot over the bow of the New York Times:

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:39:06pm

re: #142 danarchy

There is something very wrong with that number, that is more than the total state budget for 3 years.

That figure is federal spending: social security, medicare, armed force bases, etc.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:39:48pm

I was just on the Galata Bridge a fortnight ago. Weird to see it referenced on here.

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:42:28pm

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹

This respond. 😂😂😂

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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 7:58:29pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:00:38pm

re: #151 Dread Pirate

Vizslas are such beautiful beasts.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:02:35pm

Berkeley Breathed joins the #UnwantedIvanka movement with a Bloom County strip …

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:04:34pm

re: #119 MsJ
And the explanation. (From the same thread.) Even comes with a creepy video.

‘Dancing Squid’ Phenomenon: How Soy Sauce Brings A Dead Creature Back To ‘Life’

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:07:02pm

re: #66 Old Liberal

No, she’ll vote for the Democratic candidate if it is Mitt Romney or Ted Cruz. But we socialists are too stupid to see the genius in that.

I think you are being unfair to the new Jennifer. She has been highly critical of Romney for his failure to stand up to Trump. My guess is that if Trump is the GOP nominee and the Democrats nominate someone sane and not a Russian mole (no Williamson or Gravel or Sanders or Tulsi), she will vote Democratic.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:13:47pm

re: #155 Hecuba’s daughter

I think you are being unfair to the new Jennifer. She has been highly critical of Romney for his failure to stand up to Trump. My guess is that if Trump is the GOP nominee and the Democrats nominate someone sane and not a Russian mole (no Williamson or Gravel or Sanders or Tulsi), she will vote Democratic.

She has not yet admitted her part in building up Movement Conservative. She is only upset Trump is President, not for her part in putting him there.

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy, no more than that.

She gets a pass when she admits her part and makes amends, exactly if a person had directly wronged me. She wronged the whole nation with her unfailing support of conservatism.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:22:07pm

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹

She has not yet admitted her part in building up Movement Conservative. She is only upset Trump is President, not for her part in putting him there.

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy, no more than that.

She gets a pass when she admits her part and makes amends, exactly if a person had directly wronged me. She wronged the whole nation with her unfailing support of conservatism.

Naah, I’ve seen the way people treated Max Boot when he recanted. There’s always another hurdle for people like them to clear.

Forget that. I have too much other shit to watch and do than to waste time arguing about their acceptance. All that matters right now is they don’t pull the lever for Trump, and they convince others to do the same.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:31:56pm

re: #112 gocart mozart

Ninja Economics
@NinjaEconomics
“Alan Greenspan, our national economic leader, stood up for the last four years and told Americans ‘Borrow against your house.’”—Warren in 2004.

430
10:00 AM - Jul 2, 2019

Warren is so impressive and so prescient in that clip.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:44:11pm

Did you guys and gals see this one yet?

What’s worse to find working in your lab than a Muppet?
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:46:39pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:48:05pm
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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:49:21pm
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mmmirele  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:49:29pm

Just going to share this story of a 19 YO Utah man who is accused of “sextortion” of 50 (yes *50*) young women.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) - A South Jordan man has been arrested after police said he threatened dozens of teen girls into sending him nude photos of themselves.

According to charging documents, Gabe Ryan Gilbert, 19, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on nine felony charges after a $500,000 arrest warrant was issued on Monday.

*snip*

One of the teens reported she was using Snapchat to talk to “Ethan Parker” after he friended her on the app. He started to make comments to her such as “Tbh I’m horny asf would you be willing to help me out?” The girl told him no and in response, “Ethan” said, “Help or I will expose you. You have 1 minute to send a bra pic”. The girl again told him no. “Ethan” then told her to send a “nude boobs pic” and told her she had “1 minute”. When the girl asked how he would “expose” her he responded with “I will Photoshop your face onto nudes and send them out”, documents stated.

It gets worse. Once the police went to track down Gilbert, they found out he was on a Mormon mission in Mexico. Then the following ensued:

Gilbert’s mission president was contacted and during an interview with him, they made the decision to send him home but his mother told detectives she had spoken with an attorney and she would not tell him any more information or where they can find him.

Even after telling the mother she could not “conceal” him from authorities, she continued to refuse to help identify where they could find him or allow them to speak to him.

Agents showed up at Gilbert’s home to try and located him but his mother answered the door and said she wouldn’t speak to them without a lawyer.

The detective told her he was not there to talk to her, but to talk to Gilbert. She then repeated she was “remaining silent” and she had consulted with an attorney in Las Vegas. The mother continued to refuse to connect investigators with her son.

Charges against Gilbert were filed in 3rd District Court on Monday and a $500,000 warrant for his arrest was issued.

abc4.com

MOM SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TOO, IMHO. /sorry not sorry for shouting and all caps.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2019 • 8:57:04pm

re: #161 goddamnedfrank

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In a video I posted the other night, a guy noted that the US admin currently is quite high on the fourteen characteristics of fascism and ten stages of genocide.

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:00:46pm

re: #154 ckkatz

And the explanation. (From the same thread.) Even comes with a creepy video.

‘Dancing Squid’ Phenomenon: How Soy Sauce Brings A Dead Creature Back To ‘Life’

I could at least identify the squid. What that pink thing was is beyond me.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:02:15pm

re: #163 mmmirele

Yep, aiding and abetting.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:02:29pm

re: #161 goddamnedfrank

There are sure a lot of pro-genocide conservatives in that thread.

I especially liked the one who went on about poison ant traps, comparing asylees and migrants to ants to poison.

That is why I don’t give a hoot about Jennifer Rubin’s or other so-called Never-Trumpers’ opinions. Their actions are what matter.

Waiting on that column in the Washington Post from her condemning Movement Conservatism and her part building it. Any day now … Maybe Max Boot will write one some day?

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:03:25pm

re: #157 Belafon

Naah, I’ve seen the way people treated Max Boot when he recanted. There’s always another hurdle for people like them to clear.

Forget that. I have too much other shit to watch and do than to waste time arguing about their acceptance. All that matters right now is they don’t pull the lever for Trump, and they convince others to do the same.

I’m not going to forgive and forget. They built this. And, they’ll be back on the Dems suck go Republicans band wagon soon enough.

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EPR-radar  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:05:08pm

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹

There are sure a lot of pro-genocide conservatives in that thread.

I especially liked the one who went on about poison ant traps, comparing asylees and migrants to ants to poison.

That is why I don’t give a hoot about Jennifer Rubin’s or other so-called Never-Trumpers’ opinions. Their actions are what matter.

Waiting on that column in the Washington Post from her condemning Movement Conservatism and her part building it. Any day now … Maybe Max Boot will write one some day?

This. Naturally any (D) vote is useful even if it comes from a never-Trumper, but you can’t be any kind of Republican in 21st century America without being a sociopath.

Trump has just made that more obvious than it used to be.

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:08:29pm

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹

There are sure a lot of pro-genocide conservatives in that thread.

I especially liked the one who went on about poison ant traps, comparing asylees and migrants to ants to poison.

That is why I don’t give a hoot about Jennifer Rubin’s or other so-called Never-Trumpers’ opinions. Their actions are what matter.

Waiting on that column in the Washington Post from her condemning Movement Conservatism and her part building it. Any day now … Maybe Max Boot will write one some day?

re: #164 Teukka

In a video I posted the other night, a guy noted that the US admin currently is quite high on the fourteen characteristics of fascism and ten stages of genocide.

The video I posted. The guy may be sketchy, what he says is not:

Let’s talk about 14 characteristics, 10 stages, and where you are….

References:

Lawrence Britt: Fascism Anyone? (14 characteristics of fascism)
See also Definitions of fascism (not that the right would score any lower with the others)

10 Stages of Genocide

Obligatory Hashtag:
#NeverAgainIsNow

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Teukka  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:12:12pm

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Over.

Trump claims homelessness is ‘phenomenon that started 2 years ago,’ blames ‘liberal’ mayors (ABC News)

President Donald Trump in an interview with Fox News painted a dark picture of people “living in hell” due to homelessness in major U.S. cities, claiming that it is “a phenomenon that started two years ago,” blaming Democratic mayors for the problem.
“We may intercede,” Trump said. “We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up.”

*shudders*

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:15:30pm

re: #169 EPR-radar

This. Naturally any (D) vote is useful even if it comes from a never-Trumper, but you can’t be any kind of Republican in 21st century America without being a sociopath.

Trump has just made that more obvious than it used to be.

It was kind of obvious to me during the Reagan administration, when he weighed in on the idea that it was a national shame that lower-ranked enlisted personnel were eligible for food stamps.

The GOP then made it unlawful for enlisted personnel to receive food stamps. Problem solved.

That was overturned later, but the problem remains today.

As for veterans, about 1.8 million veterans are on food stamps, thanks to the party which claims to support the troops.

There is also a problem in the calculation of military pay for food stamps: Basic Allowance for Quarters (used for housing, not food) is figured into any military member who applies for food stamps.

Food insecurity experts note that this fixed payment is the same whether you are stationed in a low-cost area versus high cost.

A single Republican congressman, Rep. Mike Conoway, refused to grant a waiver for the House Armed Services Committee to consider the legislation, where it then died in the Republican-controlled Agriculture Committee.

Military commissaries take in about $80 million a year in food stamps.

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gocart mozart  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:23:23pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:23:31pm

Yokels already firing their guns and shooting off their illegal fireworks. My dog was hiding under my desk 10 minutes ago. Activity has tapered off as of now, dog is in the laundry room.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:25:55pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

Any firework that can leave the ground/explode is illegal in Colorado. I’ve broke the law several dozen times. The law’s enforcement has been an open joke for decades.

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Chrysicat  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:27:23pm

I’m sure you were all talking about this in earlier threads, but since I’ve been away for 2 weeks…

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:37:11pm

My Leo just turned nine. He’s slow to get up and go, but he still wants to be fetched every day twice a day. This fuckin’ fuzzball is getting old. hrrm…

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:42:02pm

That is literally the only picture I have of my dog on *all my phones.* I have a few really old photos on a memory card that I need a dongle to plug into my computer (I’ll get around to it).

Thing is, I don’t take pictures of Leo. Leo loves me unconditionally. Shit’s private, I guess.

Then I think of the late great Banjo…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:43:21pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

Yokels already firing their guns and shooting off their illegal fireworks. My dog was hiding under my desk 10 minutes ago. Activity has tapered off as of now, dog is in the laundry room.

They have been doing that here in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles since last Wednesday. Police come and shut them up, leave and the assholes open fire again. That’s why I just lock the door when sunset comes on the 4th and put the earplugs in.

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:57:36pm

re: #173 gocart mozart

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2019 • 9:58:38pm

re: #171 Teukka

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Over.

Trump claims homelessness is ‘phenomenon that started 2 years ago,’ blames ‘liberal’ mayors (ABC News)

President Donald Trump in an interview with Fox News painted a dark picture of people “living in hell” due to homelessness in major U.S. cities, claiming that it is “a phenomenon that started two years ago,” blaming Democratic mayors for the problem.
“We may intercede,” Trump said. “We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up.”

*shudders*

What shape will the homeless patches be that get sewed into their breast pockets before they’re sent to a camp?

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:01:52pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

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You are assuming he’s taking his calls.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:02:35pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

Yokels already firing their guns and shooting off their illegal fireworks. My dog was hiding under my desk 10 minutes ago. Activity has tapered off as of now, dog is in the laundry room.

There has been a small amount of fireworks (no gunfire) here; the fireworks shortage due to Trump’s Chinese tariffs are really crimping their style this year.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:04:56pm

re: #181 MsJ

What shape will the homeless patches be that get sewed into their breast pockets before they’re sent to a camp?

Well, considering that the problem, as he admitted, began after his election, I would suggest a MAGA patch.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:05:31pm

re: #176 Chrysicat

I’m sure you were all talking about this in earlier threads, but since I’ve been away for 2 weeks…

Wow, you caught a live one on that thread.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:08:23pm
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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:09:03pm
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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:09:05pm

re: #177 teleskiguy

My Leo just turned nine. He’s slow to get up and go, but he still wants to be fetched every day twice a day. This fuckin’ fuzzball is getting old. hrrm…

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Yeah, but he is and always will be a GOOD BOY.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:10:31pm
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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:12:14pm

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹

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Jeez. Try that in Texas. The gaspers would be screaming about the Gubmint Takeover of the State.

Jade Helm!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:12:34pm

re: #187 Dread Pirate

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:13:51pm

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹

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Dread Pirate  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:21:08pm
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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:24:10pm

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹

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FOOD INSIDER

These $1,000 wings are worth every penny 🤤

No, no they are definitely not.

Even if that chicken hops off the plate and fucks me until my head implodes, it’s not worth it. No fucking chicken dinner will ever ever EVER be worth a thousand dollars.

This comment has not been brought to you by the Chicken Marketing Council of America.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:25:18pm

re: #194 austin_blue

FOOD INSIDER

These $1,000 wings are worth every penny 🤤

No, no they are definitely not.

Even if that chicken hops off the plate and fucks me until my head implodes, it’s not worth it. No fucking chicken dinner will ever ever EVER be worth a thousand dollars.

This comment has not been brought to you by the Chicken Marketing Council of America.

Well, that description was, uh, graphic.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:29:08pm

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹

Well, that description was, uh, graphic.

Thanks! I think I have a thriving future as a restaurant critic!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:38:57pm

re: #196 austin_blue

Thanks! I think I have a thriving future as a restaurant critic!

I’m not aware of anyone who reviews things like family-owned diners or such. Perhaps there’s an opening there?

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:40:32pm

And it’s off to bed.

When I was in high school, we used to take our kayaks down to the Columbia Island Marina and paddle out into the Potomac to watch the fireworks on the 4th. It was great fun.

Drugs and beer were occasionally involved, especially if we could get contributions by doing 360 twisties in our boats to the glee of toasted stinkpot drivers.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 10:43:53pm

Relatives putting the JFK jr. mask in front of their faces and posting to Facebook…

Makes me want to find that asshole that started this Q shit and make it wince…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2019 • 11:08:43pm

re: #199 Joe Bacon 🌹

Relatives putting the JFK jr. mask in front of their faces and posting to Facebook…

Makes me want to find that asshole that started this Q shit and make it wince…

Are your relatives antivaxxers or something?

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ckkatz  Jul 2, 2019 • 11:17:01pm

re: #165 MsJ

I could at least identify the squid. What that pink thing was is beyond me.

Looks like snapping turtle. (Suppon) Usually it is a whiter meat though. And as far as I am concerned, anything living in the bottom scum of a pond needs to be really cooked. Majorly cooked.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 12:06:37am

Looks Like Our First Dem Campaign Deathwatch Is Already Underway (Goes to Wonkette)

Our first Campaign Deathwatch of the 2020 race is officially underway, as Politico reports John Hickenlooper’s campaign is in very sad shape. But what about already-kinda-gone Howard Schultz, you ask? Ah, but you have to actually run before your campaign can expire, and Schultz never formally took the step beyond “exploring,” so there. Dickendongler, on t’other hand, appears to have blowed up on the launch pad before he ever got any traction, and now all his sweet green icing’s flowing down, to coin a phrase.

According to “a source familiar with the situation,” Dirkendiegler’s senior staff “urged him last month” (!!!) to gracefully bow out and either run for the US Senate or do something useful with his time, says Politico. The whole effort got beat up on with the ugly stick, it seems:

The source said that the campaign only has about 13,000 donors, making it almost impossible to qualify for the next round of presidential debates in the fall. The campaign also only raised just over $1 million in the second quarter — about what he raised in the first 48 hours of his candidacy — and will likely run out of money completely in about a month.

At least five staffers have left or are leaving Hickenlooper’s struggling operation, including his campaign manager, communications director, digital director and finance director. Hickenlooper named a new campaign manager on Monday night.

(more)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 12:43:16am

Live! Dan Bell driving around Baltimore looking for scary things:

LIVE : Late Night Drive Around Baltimore

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 12:44:50am

Rep. Chip Roy (Wingnut-TX) is getting torn apart in the comments.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 12:59:50am

So Bell just came across this uncovered manhole (with rushing water below):

I’m surprised that Baltimore leaves it uncovered, in the middle of a park.

Anyway, Bell claims this is where the authorities found the body of Vashon Conyors:

Body found in Baltimore’s Leakin Park ruled a homicide

A man found dead inside a well in Leakin Park in Southwest Baltimore on Tuesday died of trauma to his body, and his death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy, police said Wednesday.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:09:03am

re: #180 Belafon

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:17:57am
Do you think the Oreos are having sex

Where do you think the mini-Oreos come from?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:18:50am

Brexit party being raked for their idiotic stunts:

Brexit Party back-turning stunt slammed by SNP MEP Alyn Smith

MEPS FROM Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party literally turned their backs on the European Parliament yesterday.

The stunt from the staunch Leavers came during a rendition of EU anthem, Ode To Joy.

[…]

Picture of Nazi Party turning their back on parliament goes viral after Brexit Party shun EU anthem

Newly elected candidates including Ann Widdecombe and Annunziata Rees-Mogg performed the protest as representatives gathered for the first session since May’s European elections.

The Brexit Party leader said “I’m not showing respect to foreign anthems” as they mimicked similar action taken by UKIP MEPs at the start of the session in 2014.

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:18:51am

re: #181 MsJ

What shape will the homeless patches be that get sewed into their breast pockets before they’re sent to a camp?

Black Triangle? Going by the original chart…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:27:29am

Brexit ‘has cast a pall over language learning’

[…]

Author Teresa Tinsley said “by and large” there was a geographical mirroring across the country of areas that voted for Brexit and areas where schools have a lower take-up of modern foreign languages (MFL).

In this year’s report she says language learning is also becoming “increasingly segregated along both socio-economic and academic lines”.

[…]

One school leader said: “Some students see no use to languages (particularly pupil premium students) as they have never been abroad and probably never will. Since the Brexit vote, there has also been a shift in attitudes.

[…]

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said schools were struggling with a severe shortage of language teachers and Brexit could worsen this situation because many language teachers come from EU countries.

He said: “We are in danger of becoming a monolinguistic country unless we do something to rejuvenate the love and learning of languages.”

That of course is the Brexiteers’ goal: to make the entire UK into a backwards ethno-nationalist state.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:40:03am

Brexiteers and fundamentally Trumpers. The rise of the resenting-rurality is not going to end anytime soon, I think.

Why we should be worried that Nigel Farage is going to towns

[…]

Farage paints in broad colours and plays on grievances, many of which are justified, and prejudices, which rarely are.

Some of Farage’s policies are morally unpleasant, such as scrapping the UK’s international aid contributions, but others reflect the failure of the other parties to craft a message and policies that appeal to all parts of the UK.

[…]

This is a key component of the populist culture war and reflects the growing divide in almost every mature democracy between the metropolitan areas and towns and rural communities.

[…]

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:46:20am

Just another reason to hate Facebook:

Terrorists are trafficking looted antiquities with impunity on Facebook

Networks of criminals are trading priceless Middle Eastern antiquities—from entire Roman mosaics to full Pharaonic coffins—on Facebook, and there are no rules to stop them.

[…]

At least one prominent American antiquities dealer was found to be Facebook friends with a Syrian organizer who manages four of these Facebook groups. Paul wouldn’t share the American’s identity but said she reported it to the authorities. It would not be the first time a prominent US collector has been found buying questionable antiquities; The family behind the Hobby Lobby store franchise paid $1.6 million for ancient cuneiform tablets and smuggled them into the US through Israel. They ultimately forfeited the artifacts and paid a $3 million fine.

[…]

The report:

FACEBOOK’S BLACK MARKET IN ANTIQUITIES

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Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:56:40am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:59:16am

re: #213 Chrysicat

Nigel also campaigned for Trump on his ethno-nationalist agenda in the USA.

I wonder if the commentator would be fine with someone like Hillary Clinton coming to the United Kingdom to campaign?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:02:06am

Writers burdened without outdated language struggle to convey reality:

A Lab-Made Human ‘Embryo’ Has Revealed a Truly Magical Step in Human Development

The fixation on “magic” is the basis of the idea that life is a “miracle”.

If you think I’m being too pedantic, let’s look at the first sentence:

Several weeks after conception, your body underwent a big step in development - you grew a top end and a bottom end. But how exactly our cells figure this out has been a pretty big mystery.

The idea that “your body” is somehow different than “you” is deeply rooted in the idea that you are a “soul” that somehow was put into a body. Many religions cling to this belief.

And the problem is… note how the headline made this about “human” development, i.e. “you grew a top end and a bottom end. “.

But that is true of all vertebrates. You and your cat and the racoon outside are all the same in this basic development.

Now the research in question is really about human specific models of development and how different animals thus have these small changes in their development, but that one finds only deep into the story.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:02:36am

re: #213 Chrysicat

Something for your Twitter sparring partner to consider.

Genocide (goes to the United Nations, treaty and definitions):

Article II

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

Killing members of the group;
Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:21:42am

re: #216 Anymouse 🌹

It’s just a reboot of Kill the Indian, Save the Man. Children were removed from families and sent to religious “schools” where the culture was beaten and starved out of them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:46:22am

re: #217 A Mom Anon

It’s just a reboot of Kill the Indian, Save the Man. Children were removed from families and sent to religious “schools” where the culture was beaten and starved out of them.

Pretty much. The difference between XIX Century residential schools in Canada and the USA was then that was not recognised as a crime against humanity.

Now it is (which is why Canada is going through a truth and reconciliation process now).

When we went to Yukon, we also noticed the attention the disappearance of First Nations women are now getting, now that Stephen Harper’s Progressive-Conservative Party is out of power. Disappearance rates are far above the average for Canada.

The Genocide Treaty (and it’s enabling act in the USA) requires any treaty nation to prosecute crimes which it becomes aware of. I imagine when all this is done, a good number of Trump maladministration employees are going to be on lists in other countries.

The biggest issue I have with President Obama was right after he took office, and chose to “look forward rather than backward” over alleged war crimes of the previous administration under Geo. W. Bush.

War crimes cannot be swept under a rug. The issue was how the “optics” would look about prosecuting a previous administration, looking like a political purge.

Iraq had done us no harm. We invaded a sovereign state on trumped-up evidence later shown to be false. That cost hundreds of thousands of lives in Iraq and thousands in the USA. That should have been prosecuted. I consider that Obama’s greatest failure, not standing up for the rule of law when it mattered most: It emboldened conservatives to ignore the law further.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:52:09am

Three miles of carbon destined for an atmosphere near you:

Almost 3 Miles Long, a UP Coal Train! Kearney, NE

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:55:45am

Evan Hurst’s article at Wonkette is freakin’ hilarious.

WTF Happened with Mike Pence’s Airplane Ride Earlier Today? It Would Be Irresponsible Not to Wildly Speculate

Wherein Mr. Hurst goes into a whole bunch of wild speculations, but then concludes with something that might have actually caused the issue, because Trump is one insecure douchecanoe.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:57:34am

re: #219 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Three miles of carbon destined for an atmosphere near you:

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Those go through my town on the way to Kearney.

We get to thank Union Pacific for buying us a new quarter-million dollar village hall and public library though, because the rumbling of their coal trains through my town destroyed our old one.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:02:27am

re: #219 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Three miles of carbon destined for an atmosphere near you:

I’ve occasionally been stuck at the railroad crossing here in town on NE-92 waiting for one of these trains to pass.

On a positive note, since electric firms are moving away from coal-fired power plants, we have seen a reduction in these trains from one every ten minutes to one every hour or so.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:02:28am

re: #221 Anymouse 🌹

From the comments:

Mr Mistr Productions
15 hours ago
Possibly a coal drag from North Antelope Rochelle Mine, WY to We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant, WI. They assemble these monsters in South Morrill, NE after getting them out of Powder River Basin in two pieces. Over 43,400 tons heavy and more than 16,000 ft in length.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:04:57am

re: #223 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From the comments:

Yup. They assemble them in our county seat, Bridgeport.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:08:55am

New BBC nature show:

Elephant Protects Baby Brother From Lions | Serengeti: Narrated by John Boyega | BBC Earth

They call this a “dramatised natural history spectacular”. Well, ok, if that is what we call piecing together unrelated video clips.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:11:02am

re: #202 Anymouse 🌹

Looks Like Our First Dem Campaign Deathwatch Is Already Underway (Goes to Wonkette)

(more)

Only a million anti-Trump dollars pissed away. Most of the dropouts will have blown more than 20 million. Those donations will not be available when and where they count.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:13:00am

Similar trains, filmed in Bridgeport. Both empty and full. (4:17)

An interesting thing you see on US-26 is the switchyard in Bridgeport now has had a whole bunch of new locomotives delivered to Union Pacific with the livery of the manufacturers, just sitting. They’ve been there for a few years: UP bought the locomotives to haul coal from Wyoming but the market collapsed, so the locomotives are just sitting there (dozens just sitting on a siding new).

UP in Bridgeport, Nebraska

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:14:41am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

Only a million anti-Trump dollars pissed away. Most of the dropouts will have blown more than 20 million. Those donations will not be available when and where they count.

Pretty much why I don’t donate to primary candidates.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:19:27am

Wingnut Christians upset that atheists bought banners in Fort Worth, Tex. to display on the city’s light poles.

The mayor Betsy Price says she’s appalled by the messaging from atheists. (0:42)

Atheist Group Displays Banners In Downtown Fort Worth

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LastYearsMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:25:59am

re: #194 austin_blue

FOOD INSIDER

These $1,000 wings are worth every penny 🤤

No, no they are definitely not.

Even if that chicken hops off the plate and fucks me until my head implodes, it’s not worth it. No fucking chicken dinner will ever ever EVER be worth a thousand dollars.

This comment has not been brought to you by the Chicken Marketing Council of America.

Keep fucking that chicken…

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LastYearsMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:30:52am

re: #5 The Pie Overlord!

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Maybe not an original thought … but it really strikes me how mirrored the left and right are in America. The left hates the right for the hateful, terrible things they do, and the right hates the left for the hateful, terrible things they imagine the left does.

Seriously, Pizzagate, Benghazi, Kenya … it’s like the Obama years were a demotape for the right’s assholery.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:31:40am

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹

Pretty much why I don’t donate to primary candidates.

Same here. I don’t have a lot of spare cash and it’s going to go the candidate that makes it through the primaries, directly. Same goes for State level candidates. I hear almost every election cycle from the DNC and DCCC that I should send them my dollars as they can get more out bang out of them than a direct donation to the candidate. When I ask what Idaho Dem they are going to support, I get *crickets*. I then tell them that if they will not support Idaho Dems, quit calling. They haven’t gotten the message yet.

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Ming5000  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:47:01am

re: #164 Teukka

In a video I posted the other night, a guy noted that the US admin currently is quite high on the fourteen characteristics of fascism and ten stages of genocide.

This is an important set of information:

fourteen characteristics of fascism and ten stages of genocide

Thanks for that video.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 3:58:55am

The National Parks Service has established a Family Reunification Area for the parade and fireworks. Obviously not a Border Patrol show.

Safe Havens
Family Reunification Area
A family reunification area is located on the Washington Monument grounds. Any missing persons found by event officials will be brought to this tent to be reunited with family.

nps.gov

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2019 • 4:11:40am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnut Christians upset that atheists bought banners in Fort Worth, Tex. to display on the city’s light poles.

The mayor Betsy Price says she’s appalled by the messaging from atheists. (0:42)

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Atheists having civil liberties really triggers them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:00:45am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Atheists having civil liberties really triggers them.

Yup. There’s a fair number of them who want us dead.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:02:35am

FOX getting dragged in the comments:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:06:26am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Atheists having civil liberties really triggers them.

If you read the Mayors full statement it’s pretty good.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:08:01am

re: #237 Anymouse 🌹

FOX getting dragged in the comments:

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jeffreyw  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:11:10am

Good morning!

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Citizen K  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:14:16am

I still can’t get over the Gallagher verdict from yesterday. Just….

It feels like it’s a goddamn miracle James Field was found guilty, much less properly sentenced. I’m still half expecting a pardon to come through for assholes like him, and for Trump to ensure his thumb is forever on the process so these ‘very fine people’ get the signal that atrocities done in America’s name, and his name in particular, are the real patriotism.

Just….fuck all.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:17:08am

re: #238 Eclectic Cyborg

If you read the Mayors full statement it’s pretty good.

I can’t find the mayor’s statement. I can only hear the pull quotes in the article where she says “we currently do not restrict religious freedom” (that’s really comforting, we’re not restricting religious freedom now, and atheism is not a religion, except when it’s convenient to Christians for it to be one), “I do not like the messaging” (atheists are outside the norms of society and have messaging which upsets a politician who should represent the whole city, not just Christians).

When you’re on my side of the fence, you see such statements which seem “pretty good” as statements trying to divide us from “normal” Americans.

Moreover, she had to put out a statement where she specifically said she was unhappy with the message atheists put out.

I’ll just bet she puts out the same over all the Christian church messages put out on billboards and radio and television across the city of Fort Worth. Atheists speak up in advance of a conference in her city, for which those banners were paid into her city coffers, and “lets say how disappointed in their message we are as a city.”

Nope it was not a good message. It was a message to make the majority feel superior over a minority group.

She is a Republican. I would expect exactly that sort of message about a minority group from a conservative.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:23:13am

re: #238 Eclectic Cyborg

If you read the Mayors full statement it’s pretty good.

Substitute “Catholic” or “Muslim” or “Presbyterian” for “atheist” and see if it works as “pretty good.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:27:32am

I’m out. It’s daylight outside. That means I’m past my bedtime.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:35:58am

moron giving hisself a pep talk this morning

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:36:28am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Are your relatives antivaxxers or something?

Yes they are.

My “born again” brother in law also did not believe in having his kids tonsils removed. Remember when they were always sick with something or other. And the end result—all of their kids are more than a few bricks shy of a load…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:46:06am
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Citizen K  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:55:03am

I have almost no faith in humanity right now. Like…at least the thing was overruled and the asshole will be tried proper, but holy fucking shit.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:56:09am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹

I’ve occasionally been stuck at the railroad crossing here in town on NE-92 waiting for one of these trains to pass.

On a positive note, since electric firms are moving away from coal-fired power plants, we have seen a reduction in these trains from one every ten minutes to one every hour or so.

Two of the nations biggest coal mines in Wyoming have shuttered after the company declared bankruptcy. 600 miners are now out of work.

The reason? It’s not profitable to mine coal and sell it for energy production when there are other cheaper, less polluting, and more flexible energy sources (natgas plants are easier to switch on/off for demand, renewables are now competitive on pricing and don’t have the emissions concerns, and energy companies are responding to the market.

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steve_davis  Jul 3, 2019 • 5:58:54am

re: #9 Dave In Austin

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Not in favor of that, obviously. brass knuckles are not self defense. brass knuckles are what you use when you want to beat a man to death and you don’t want his family to be able to have an open casket. Now, personally, I think states need to allow for sword canes and for longer knives than the law currently allows for. My guess is that lots of potential street fights could be averted if one party pulled a Bowie “knife” out of a scabbard. (An actual Bowie knife is in my mind almost a freaking short sword. I don’t think the Roman gladius was _that_ much longer.

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steve_davis  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:02:10am

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

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62% have no souls.

there’s an interesting, profound scene in Dante’s Inferno where Dante remarks about someone he stumbles across that he was surprised he was in hell, because he’d only so recently been wandering around Rome stirring up shit as a Cardinal, to which somebody, maybe Virgil, points out that there are many residents of hell whose empty shells are still moving about topside.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:05:52am

Sorry not sorry. Firefighters are battling a huge blaze at two of Jim Beam distillery’s rackhouses (barrel houses).

I had a real bad experience with Jim Beam decades ago and would never touch the stuff again. But I’m sure others are perfectly fine with that swill. Still, it’s awful to see that much alcohol go up in flames.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:08:53am

Give them hell.

I have to get back to work.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:09:13am
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MsJ  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:10:04am

re: #244 Anymouse 🌹

I’m out. It’s daylight outside. That means I’m past my bedtime.

I assume that you begin sparkling when the sun hits you?

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darthstar  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:10:42am
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darthstar  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:11:41am

re: #252 lawhawk

Sorry not sorry. Firefighters are battling a huge blaze at two of Jim Beam distillery’s rackhouses (barrel houses).

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I had a real bad experience with Jim Beam decades ago and would never touch the stuff again. But I’m sure others are perfectly fine with that swill. Still, it’s awful to see that much alcohol go up in flames.

Sadness.

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:11:58am

re: #249 lawhawk

Two of the nations biggest coal mines in Wyoming have shuttered after the company declared bankruptcy. 600 miners are now out of work.

The reason? It’s not profitable to mine coal and sell it for energy production when there are other cheaper, less polluting, and more flexible energy sources (natgas plants are easier to switch on/off for demand, renewables are now competitive on pricing and don’t have the emissions concerns, and energy companies are responding to the market.

More casualties in the War On Coal, one supposes: a war I thought the Trump Administration was determined to win (for Coal, of course)….

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Kilroy was here  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:15:17am

re: #256 darthstar

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:15:42am

re: #254 lawhawk

Thinking about this some more, I think the D&D alignments come in to play to describe things quite well:

Chaotic evil: Trump
Lawful evil: McConnell
Chaotic neutral (slipping to straight evil): Fox
Neutral: 538’s Nate Silver
Lawful neutral: WaPo and NYT (at least how they see themselves, though they slip to chaotic at times).
Lawful good: Pelosi, Schumer
Chaotic good: AOC

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:21:27am

re: #259 Kilroy was here

Him and Saddam.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:22:26am

This is America and how the criminal justice coddles alleged rapists and puts women who were raped on the defensive (or silences them altogether by not coming forward for fear of being victimized again):

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:25:26am

re: #248 Citizen K

I have almost no faith in humanity right now. Like…at least the thing was overruled and the asshole will be tried proper, but holy fucking shit.

I’m guessing that judge is either a conservative or a Christian (or both).

Making an argument in court of “he comes from a good family” or whatnot means to me he should be hammered harder (he supposedly knows better).

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:29:34am

re: #9 Dave In Austin

The flip side is that until this law passed, the cops here in Texas could arrest you (meaning black people) for having a long stick that they could decide was a martial arts weapon. If you practiced martial arts, you had to make sure your equipment was out of reach in your car or you could be arrested. So, really, the title should read “you can no longer get in trouble for things that aren’t as lethal as a gun.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:30:19am

re: #257 darthstar

Sadness.

Jim Wright will light a candle in memorium.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:34:41am

re: #264 Belafon

The flip side is that until this law passed, the cops here in Texas could arrest you (meaning black people) for having a long stick that they could decide was a martial arts weapon. If you practiced martial arts, you had to make sure your equipment was out of reach in your car or you could be arrested. So, really, the title should read “you can no longer get in trouble for things that aren’t as lethal as a gun.”

My mother studied Tang Soo-Do. When she was still driving, she used to carry a keychain which had a decorative black wooden stick on it about six inches long.

She says it was both as a way to easily see a keychain and a weapon. Her opinion was no jury would convict someone for an illegal weapon if that was a keychain.

She also used to keep a shopping cart leg (with rubber covers on each end) under the driver’s seat of her car.

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b.d.  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:35:07am

morning lizards:

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:42:49am

re: #123 Belafon

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WTF Bravenakblogs is suspended! IT’S A FUCKING PURGE!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:46:37am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

WTF Bravenakblogs is suspended! IT’S A FUCKING PURGE!

The nutjobs have figured out how to game the system and eliminate those they disagree with.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:56:02am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

re: #269 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there any way these idiots (twitter) can be sued? Or is there word final?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:56:25am

We had severe thunderstorms last night and the power went out at about 8:30. Our side of the block ALWAYS loses power but the people across the street all have their lights on. It’s maddening.

I didn’t know what else to do so I took an Ambien and went to sleep. The power came back on at around 4:30 am.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:57:10am

re: #270 PhillyPretzel

Is there any way these idiots (twitter) can be sued? Or is there word final?

I still have not heard from Twitter (other than the email at the top of this thread) and I don’t know how to access my “open report”

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2019 • 6:58:58am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

Have you considered a back-up generator? It is something to consider since your power goes out during a storm.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:04:38am

This is a real puzzler.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:07:20am

re: #274 The Pie Overlord!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:08:07am

re: #274 The Pie Overlord!

This is a real puzzler.

In the same way that your current name leaves me asking ‘what are you speaking of?’.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:14:50am

re: #269 Eclectic Cyborg

The nutjobs have figured out how to game the system and eliminate those they disagree with.

This is why I’m so aggressive about blocking and encourage lizards to subscribe to my blocklist. Trolls can’t report what they can’t see.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:19:05am

re: #270 PhillyPretzel

Is there any way these idiots (twitter) can be sued? Or is there word final?

No First Amendment on Twitter. Not sure what legal grounds there would be to go after them.

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Citizen K  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:22:43am

Read the entire thread. It’s basically a perfect encapsulation of how institutionally fucked we seem to eternally be.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:23:51am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:34:47am

re: #280 The Pie Overlord!

Wait until you see what happens to the first one who stops clapping…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:37:39am

re: #274 The Pie Overlord!

This is a real puzzler.

Fox and Friends First. America First. See the connection?

/

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:38:45am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:41:19am

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!

— Donald J. Trump

Many people are saying….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:43:22am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

Many people are saying….

Oh come on! Wouldn’t you be thrilled to give up your holiday weekend to go to an event held by someone you can’t stand?

///

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:47:37am

re: #285 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh come on! Wouldn’t you be thrilled to give up your holiday weekend to go to an event held by someone you can’t stand?

///

With the weather forecast I heard driving in this morning.

Low to mid 90’s, high humidity all day with a high probability of thunderstorms off-and-on all day. Listen for delay in local fireworks displays.

Note: there are many local areas in the DMV area that have their own fireworks displays. You can often see cloud reflections of the display on the mall during the other events.

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jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:57:19am
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:59:21am

re: #279 Citizen K

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Read the entire thread. It’s basically a perfect encapsulation of how institutionally fucked we seem to eternally be.

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 7:59:40am

as i suspected yesterday, the DNC was not given tickets to hand out for the 7/4 event.
strange that. (not really)

write ups all over about how many different ways this is likely to violate the Hatch act if he cant metaphorically keep it in his pants.

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:01:30am

as to the tax return lawsuit and drama - i read this over at electoral-vote.com

could it really go that far?

Of course, Trump may have a fall-back position: If the Supreme Court orders Mnuchin to turn over Trump’s tax returns, Trump may order him to refuse. This would probably trigger the House to impeach Mnuchin. But Trump may order all the senators not up in 2020 and those up but not vulnerable to vote for acquittal, thus saving Mnuchin’s neck. At that point, what could Neal do?

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:03:47am

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron giving hisself a pep talk this morning

Every statement by Trump should include the ending “in my head.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:04:48am

re: #291 DangerMan

as to the tax return lawsuit and drama - i read this over at electoral-vote.com

could it really go that far?

That is the moment people storm Congress and the WH by the thousands, like they did in Hong Kong. But alas. America as a whole has become indifferent to this abuse.

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:07:50am

re: #292 Belafon

Every statement by Trump should include the ending “in my head.”

…”in bed”

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:12:40am

re: #293 GlutenFreeJesus

That is the moment people storm Congress and the WH by the thousands, like they did in Hong Kong. But alas. America as a whole has become indifferent to this abuse.

And where not indifferent to it, actively abetting it for partisan advantage.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:12:40am

Children gulags, media is “the enemy of the people,” military parades, forced prison labor. Sounds like the Soviet Union or North Korea.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:19:05am

re: #289 DodgerFan1988

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Couple points on this:

1. If gangs are showing up at houses, armed or not, we are in Klan territory and it’s too late for cops. Load up a couple 12-guages and call some friends. And a lawyer.

2. This is the predictable result of punch-a-nazi rules. There is no hard barrier between milkshakes, punches, and a rope over a branch.

Trust me, I live in Alabama.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:19:45am

re: #212 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Just another reason to hate Facebook:

Terrorists are trafficking looted antiquities with impunity on Facebook

The report:

FACEBOOK’S BLACK MARKET IN ANTIQUITIES

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Citizen K  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:27:02am

In some desperately needed lightheartedness:

Read to the end, it’s worth it for the punchline.

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John Hughes  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:27:51am

re: #162 Dread Pirate

Vietnam, EU sign landmark free trade deal

Took Trump 3 days to react.

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:30:48am

re: #298 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Found this cool box in Hobby Lobby. Now just to figure out how to get it open.

INB4:

Giphy

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:34:28am

The Great Nutrient Collapse is Real, Warns Agronomist

It is time to act on soil erosion to stay in business, warns Tobias Bandel from Soil & More

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:35:05am
Texas.- Rescatistas de la Patrulla Fronteriza del sector Del Río, Texas, recuperaron este martes el cuerpo de un niño haitiano de entre dos y cuatro años que se ahogó en el Río Bravo, cerca de la frontera con Acuña, Coahuila.

My translation: Border Patrol rescuers for the Del Rio, Texas sector, recovered the body of a Haitian boy aged between two and four years old who had drowned in the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) on Tuesday , around tge border with Acuña, Coahuila state.

diario.mx

No article in English that I could quickly find. And I doubt there will be.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:37:08am

re: #303 mmmirele

My translation: Border Patrol rescuers for the Del Rio, Texas sector, recovered the body of a Haitian boy aged between two and four years old who had drowned in the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) on Tuesday , around tge border with Acuña, Coahuila state.

diario.mx

No article in English that I could quickly find. And I doubt there will be.

A news release earlier this morning said BP was also searching the Rio Grande for a 2 year old girl. Might be the same story, badly-reported.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:45:13am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:45:52am
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Skip Intro  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:46:50am

Trump now says the citizenship question sure as hell is still on the census and anybody saying differently is lying.

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plansbandc  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:47:25am

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I hate wasted alcohol. So sad.

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TedStriker  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:48:53am

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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re: #308 plansbandc

I hate wasted alcohol. So sad.

The devil’s share, indeed.

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wrenchwench  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:49:23am

re: #307 Skip Intro

Trump now says the citizenship question sure as hell is still on the census and anybody saying differently is lying.

Until Ivanka calls him out as a liar, he’s not listening. Her businesses might need to be damaged in order to make her more likely to care.

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:50:12am

re: #240 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

OK, what’s that block of stuff on the pole? And if you’ve answered it once, don’t worry, I’ll find it as I read through!

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Dave In Austin  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:50:42am

Facebook is crashing…. No photos

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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:51:43am

re: #312 Dave In Austin

Facebook is crashing…. No photos

Try staring at a neighbor’s cat.

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Skip Intro  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:52:02am

re: #312 Dave In Austin

Facebook is crashing…. No photos

Sure is.

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wrenchwench  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:52:07am

re: #308 plansbandc

I hate wasted alcohol. So sad.

Yet, weed goes up in smoke every day, and we celebrate.

Drugs are funny. Sort of.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:52:31am

re: #312 Dave In Austin

Image: giphy.gif

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:52:34am

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

40,000 barrels = 6-8 million bottles of Jim Beam lost to the fire.
Damn (and I say that as someone who can’t stomach Jim Beam).

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:53:10am

re: #312 Dave In Austin

US production just went up…

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:57:07am

Weird. You’d think the jingoistic Trump would be cheering on the USWNT, but instead he sends a bunch of 2d/3d/4th stringers to watch.

It’s rather telling that Trump and this admin think so little of women that it’s beneath them to consider rooting them on in any fashion.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2019 • 8:59:38am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

Only a million anti-Trump dollars pissed away. Most of the dropouts will have blown more than 20 million. Those donations will not be available when and where they count.

At the beginning of a campaign, it’s never clear which candidate is going to catch on and emerge triumphant. Even a candidate who doesn’t register at the beginning can eventually capture the public fancy; higher polling opponents can drop out for a variety of reasons — health, scandal, family tragedy, or yelling (e.g. Dean). I don’t contribute at the beginning because I usually don’t have a definite favorite and, when I do, the person never lasts long :- ) (e.g John Glenn in 1984 and Wesley Clark in 2004!).

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:02:06am

re: #307 Skip Intro

Trump now says the citizenship question sure as hell is still on the census and anybody saying differently is lying.

If this is true and isn’t stopped now, we are done as a nation.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:02:30am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:03:21am

re: #320 Hecuba’s daughter

At the beginning of a campaign, it’s never clear which candidate is going to catch on and emerge triumphant. Even a candidate who doesn’t register at the beginning can eventually capture the public fancy; higher polling opponents can drop out for a variety of reasons — health, scandal, family tragedy, or yelling (e.g. Dean). I don’t contribute at the beginning because I usually don’t have a definite favorite and, when I do, the person never lasts long :- ) (e.g John Glenn in 1984 and Wesley Clark in 2004!).

It would be different if the hopefulls used the money to push their own ideas, or record if they have one. We can’t trust them not to use it to do the Republicans’ dirty work.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:06:14am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:06:17am

re: #323 Decatur Deb

It would be different if the hopefulls used the money to push their own ideas, or record if they have one. We can’t trust them not to use it to do the Republicans’ dirty work.

Sanders, Tulsi, and (maybe) Williamson are clearly trying to sabotage the Democrats. The rest? I don’t think so.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:07:42am

re: #325 Hecuba’s daughter

Sanders, Tulsi, and (maybe) Williamson are clearly trying to sabotage the Democrats. The rest? I don’t think so.

Republicans are spending money on Williams and probably Gabbard.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:08:34am

Looks like the Army didn’t take the time to even clean up the tracked vehicles they put on display.

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wrenchwench  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:10:02am

re: #321 Hecuba’s daughter

If this is true and isn’t stopped now, we are done as a nation.

Nope. Gonna take more than that.

Not a challenge, they’ll keep pushing for the fight they want. The fight they think they want. They may come to regret it.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:10:36am

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:12:54am

re: #322 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The orientation on the flag is a nice touch. I didn’t notice at first due to the bouncy animation.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:14:13am

re: #329 BlueSpotinAL

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“You don’t have to pay taxes if you’re not counted on the census.”

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:15:48am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:17:31am

re: #329 BlueSpotinAL

Someone should inject a QAnon conspiracy that the census is being used to gather names of political enemies, or some other such rot.

There was a good bit of that spontaneously on the last one—IIRC Michele Bachmann was pushing it.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:18:13am

Not only is Trumpworld breaking the law for putting on this sham 4th event that is really a campaign event, but those in uniform would be violating the law as well.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:18:40am

If no Latino or person of Latino descent answered census question Texas would lose 1/4 of it’s House seats.

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jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:19:25am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:19:47am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:20:12am

re: #334 lawhawk

Not only is Trumpworld breaking the law for putting on this sham 4th event that is really a campaign event, but those in uniform would be violating the law as well.

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And issuing VIP seats only to the RNC pretty much nails that.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:20:28am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:24:10am

…..

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:25:46am

re: #340 Dr Lizardo

Pix not showing (top half of one??) - need linky?

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:25:53am

re: #339 lawhawk

To be blunt - these right wingers say ignore the court order and the rule of law and do precisely the thing in the way that the Court said you shouldn’t.

Had Trump been competent, he would have had a pliant SCT to backstop the question on the census. But he isn’t. Trumpworld blew it, and now his sycophants and protectors are urging him to violate the law again.

The law requires adhering to the APA before you add this question to the census. Trumpworld failed to do that. That’s why they lost this case.

All that the GOP wants to do is see government and the rule of law burn. This is exhibit A.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:25:54am

re: #340 Dr Lizardo

…..

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:27:18am

re: #341 Jay C

Pix not showing (top half of one??) - need linky?

See my post #343.

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:28:50am

re: #343 Dr Lizardo

That link’s throwing errors too.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:29:53am

re: #345 lawhawk

That link’s throwing errors too.

Dammit. I’ll have to resize them so they’ll fit here.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:31:14am

re: #307 Skip Intro

Trump now says the citizenship question sure as hell is still on the census and anybody saying differently is lying.

We still don’t have an explanation for Pence’s emergency recall to DC yesterday and the White House’s preemptive denial that it was due to a Trump medical situation is ominous. He’s visibly decompensating, deteriorating psychologically in the midst of a manic episode and it seems like the loss of the census question is a major stressor.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:33:13am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:35:33am

re: #347 goddamnedfrank

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jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:36:26am
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Skip Intro  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:36:38am

re: #347 goddamnedfrank

We still don’t have an explanation for Pence’s emergency recall to DC yesterday and the White House’s preemptive denial that it was due to a Trump medical situation is ominous. He’s visibly decompensating, deteriorating psychologically in the midst of a manic episode and it seems like the loss of the census question is a major stressor.

We can only hope. Pence would be a hell of a lot easier to beat than Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:37:06am

OK. Here we go.

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Teddy's Person  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:37:49am

re: #347 goddamnedfrank

We still don’t have an explanation for Pence’s emergency recall to DC yesterday and the White House’s preemptive denial that it was due to a Trump medical situation is ominous. He’s visibly decompensating, deteriorating psychologically in the midst of a manic episode and it seems like the loss of the census question is a major stressor.

And the scary thing is that the reason could run the gamut from Trump lost the TV remote to NK just launched nukes at Seattle.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:38:37am

re: #352 Dr Lizardo

Beautiful. :)

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:39:28am

re: #349 goddamnedfrank

“At this point, Trump now cannot reliably tell reality from his own delusions. His desire to name his daughter-wife as his successor is akin to Caligula’s nomination of his horse to the Senate—except that Caligula’s horse was actually good at something.”

Ouch….. That’s going to leave a mark.

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CleverToad  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:40:44am

Spouse is setting up the DVR to record a few shows for 4th of July night. He’s taping the Capitol Fourth on our main PBS station. We’ll probably watch at least part of the Macy’s fireworks show on NBC. Couple of shows on Thomas Paine & Francis Scott Key on our second PBS channel.

Oddly enough, he’s not seeing a lot of coverage of Trump’s vanity display in the evening. CSPAN lists an hour block (probably required); Fox News will of course be slavering. But MSNBC is replaying the Dem debates. CNN lists a show on 90’s music. ABC and CBS seem to be following their normal schedules.

Doesn’t look like Trump’s getting the wall-to-wall coverage he expects…?

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:41:29am

re: #334 lawhawk

Not only is Trumpworld breaking the law for putting on this sham 4th event that is really a campaign event, but those in uniform would be violating the law as well.

DOD Directive 1344.10. military personnel may not participate in partisan political activities, to include fundraising, speaking at partisan gatherings, appearing in uniform for political events, seeking office or attending political events as a representative for the military.

i can just see it “what are you gonna do, put them all in jail?”

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:42:13am

re: #335 Belafon

If no Latino or person of Latino descent answered census question Texas would lose 1/4 of it’s House seats.

conversely, if every eligible latino in texas voted….

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:42:45am

re: #354 PhillyPretzel

Yes; it was a bit of a hike to get there - I walked it from the train station to the center, and then from there, up to the castle, which is on top of a hill.

Makes me glad I quit smoking awhile back because I sure as hell never would’ve made it otherwise, LOL.

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:46:46am

re: #350 jaunte

3 A great question by @kathypeyser : “Why do people have such difficulty acknowledging that the POTUS has snowballing dementia? It baffles me.”

Here’s 10 Reasons why it took a while:
1 It’s a multi-year progression. Early years go undiagnosed & changes comes gradually at first

the real reason is they dont want to :

if they deny it, others can continue to run the government in his name
ivanka, miller, etc (shudder)

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Decatur Deb  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:48:29am

re: #357 DangerMan

i can just see it “what are you gonna do, put them all in jail?”

‘Unquestionably so,’ came the reply, ‘but in this country it is considered useful now and again to shoot an admiral, to encourage the others.’
—Candide

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plansbandc  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:51:16am
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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:54:11am

re: #331 Belafon

“You don’t have to pay taxes if you’re not counted on the census.”

Or maybe more subtle: you don’t have to serve jury duty if you are not counted on the census. Or that you can get out of being drafted without a note from your doctor that you have bone spurs.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:54:39am
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plansbandc  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:54:43am

Only the finest people.

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:55:41am

re: #357 DangerMan

re: #334 lawhawk

Not only is Trumpworld breaking the law for putting on this sham 4th event that is really a campaign event, but those in uniform would be violating the law as well.

DOD Directive 1344.10. military personnel may not participate in partisan political activities, to include fundraising, speaking at partisan gatherings, appearing in uniform for political events, seeking office or attending political events as a representative for the military.

i can just see it “what are you gonna do, put them all in jail?”

And/or: “We have the greatest military in the Universe! Why do these critics hate the troops??”

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:57:32am
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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:59:04am

re: #367 Charles Johnson

His nutjob GOP base is demanding just that. A member of Congress is saying to do precisely that.

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wrenchwench  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:59:22am
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Citizen K  Jul 3, 2019 • 9:59:53am

re: #365 plansbandc

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Sir John Barron  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:00:34am

re: #367 Charles Johnson

The SCOTUS is Deep State, even when DJT has appointed its swing justices.

/

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:01:31am

re: #368 lawhawk

His nutjob GOP base is demanding just that. A member of Congress is saying to do precisely that.

[Embedded content]

a Justice Department attorney told the Wall Street Journal: “We can confirm that the decision has been made to print the 2020 decennial census questionnaire without a citizenship question, and that the printer has been instructed to begin the printing process.”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:01:44am

re: #368 lawhawk

His nutjob GOP base is demanding just that. A member of Congress is saying to do precisely that.

Law and Order/Rule of Law Conservatism is my favorite Conservatism.

//

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Sir John Barron  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:03:18am

re: #368 lawhawk

His nutjob GOP base is demanding just that. A member of Congress is saying to do precisely that.

“But Obama issued Executive Orders that Trampled on Constitution and were Tyrannies.”

////

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:05:18am

re: #372 DangerMan

a Justice Department attorney told the Wall Street Journal: “We can confirm that the decision has been made to print the 2020 decennial census questionnaire without a citizenship question, and that the printer has been instructed to begin the printing process.”

Leaving the door open to potentially affecting the American Household Survey and other non-paper formats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:07:09am

re: #321 Hecuba’s daughter

If this is true and isn’t stopped now, we are done as a nation.

The Census forms are already being printed.
The moron-in-chief is just lying, as usual.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:07:24am
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Interesting Times  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:07:27am

Huge if true:

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:12:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:13:05am

re: #352 Dr Lizardo

OK. Here we go.

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still looks like Rapunzel’s tower…

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:16:57am

re: #352 Dr Lizardo

OK. Here we go.

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Much better. Very picturesque place.

You snack on any of their “ears” while you were there?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:18:11am

re: #381 Jay C

Much better.

You snack on any of their “ears” while you were there?

Yes, I did. They’re quite good, actually. Also bought a bag of ‘em from a little bakery in the town center.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:19:21am

re: #380 Backwoods_Sleuth

still looks like Rapunzel’s tower…

It’s a picturesque little town - it’d make a great filming location for a fairy tale movie.

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MsJ  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:19:38am

On a positive note…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:20:05am

heh John McCain’s daughter…the egress is ——> and it’s unlocked…

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Teddy's Person  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:20:10am

🤬

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which is suing Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting money from foreign governments through his hotels, said the invitations to donors by a campaign committee he controls will also generate cash for himself.

“Look for the big donors to make appearances alongside major Trump administration figures at the Trump Hotel,” Libowitz said. “It’s already sold out for the 3rd and 4th despite charging double what the other luxury hotels are charging around the holiday.” source

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:22:35am

Man. The shit seems really deep today.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:24:04am
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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:24:52am

re: #360 DangerMan

the real reason is they dont want to :

if they deny it, others can continue to run the government in his name
ivanka, miller, etc (shudder)

Both it and climate change require putting long term trends together. And both require people to admit they were wrong.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:25:24am
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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:26:12am

re: #384 MsJ

On a positive note…

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Spent a very long day at Disneyland with the kids yesterday. Tried to upload a bunch of pics for the family from the motel room this morning. Now i understand why it wasn’t working!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:26:33am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:27:23am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:27:47am

re: #391 i(m)p(each)sos

Spent a very long day at Disneyland with the kids yesterday. Tried to upload a bunch of pics for the family from the motel room this morning. Now i understand why it wasn’t working!

Yeah, quite a few of my RL friends have mentioned it as well. They figure FB was probably doing more of their ceaseless tinkering with the coding and brought everything crashing down, LOL.

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Citizen K  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:30:15am

re: #387 Charles Johnson

Man. The shit seems really deep today.

I feel like I’ve been saying that about every day the last week or so. Just worse and worse every day.

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MsJ  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:32:44am

re: #394 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, quite a few of my RL friends have mentioned it as well. They figure FB was probably doing more of their ceaseless tinkering with the coding and brought everything crashing down, LOL.

More ways to kill democracy and steal your personal life…twofer!

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:33:05am

re: #360 DangerMan

the real reason is they dont want to :

if they deny it, others can continue to run the government in his name
ivanka, miller, etc (shudder)

Shades of Edith Galt Wilson.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:34:29am

re: #396 MsJ

More ways to kill democracy and steal your personal life…twofer!

When I was a kid they were called relatives.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:34:41am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:36:46am
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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:37:30am

If I wasn’t at work, I would copy the poll over, but a new Iowa poll has Warren at 20%, Harris at 18%, Biden at 17%, and Sanders at 12% among likely caucus goers: dailykos.com.

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:39:00am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:42:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:43:05am
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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:43:47am

re: #397 mmmirele

Shades of Edith Galt Wilson.

Precisely

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:44:11am

re: #404 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump should have gone with casino workers and steak sellers.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:44:41am

re: #397 mmmirele

Shades of Edith Galt Wilson.

And Nancy Reagan.

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:45:08am

re: #399 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Smart judge

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:46:08am

re: #404 Backwoods_Sleuth

Inaugurations are not Indepdence Day, no matter how much they want to conflate the two.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:48:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:48:29am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:49:59am

“You people”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:50:27am

re: #410 Charles Johnson

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even worse is that he is not supposed to help. Fuck him

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DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:50:27am

re: #409 Belafon

Inaugurations are not Indepdence Day, no matter how much they want to conflate the two.

In the afternoon 750,000 spectators watched a three and one-half hour parade over a three-mile route. Marching in the parade were 17,000 people, including 11,757 in military service. There were 47 marching units, 52 bands, and 10 drum and bugle corps in the inaugural parade. The highlight of the parade was a mammoth float - 408 feet long and mounted on 164 wheels - which introduced the theme “Liberty and Strength Through Consent of the Governed.”

love that last line

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:51:25am

What anti-Semitism?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:51:41am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Census forms are already being printed.
The moron-in-chief is just lying, as usual.

Let us hope that his people do not figure a way around this one…

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lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:52:13am

re: #412 Blind Frog Belly White

Self identifying as deplorable for the block.

These fuckers don’t get that they’re using the Confederate flag as a proxy for their white supremacy, and that they’d use other flags similarly.

They aren’t patriots. They’re pushing the acts that the confederate insurrectionists would have approved of, and which the Nazis would also cheer.

418
Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:52:17am

re: #412 Blind Frog Belly White

“You people”

[Embedded content]

“According to the flag code, dude, not on clothing. Most of you prefer the southern flag of traitors anyway.”

419
William Lewis  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:52:54am

Thinking about tomorrow and the Mango Moron’s shitshow. I have the crossed sabers of cavalry branch as my tie tack. And i remember sitting in the turret of an M-60A3 tank, just like the one in front of that VFW down the road, back in July 1983 somewhere in Bavaria.

For the first time in my life I wonder if it was worth it …

420
lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:54:12am

FYI for those seeking to leave NYC this afternoon via the Lincoln Tunnel. Don’t.

Go elsewhere. There’s an overturned truck shutting down all lanes.

421
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:55:41am

re: #420 lawhawk

“I meant to do that!”

422
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:57:04am

Came back from a conference in Mexico with some unwanted hitchhikers in my gastrointestinal tract. Feeling kinda faded, logged in here to see what’s going on in the world and was rewarded with the magic number of “420” comments.

Must be a sign to knock off early today.

Giphy

423
Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 10:58:15am

Stromboli blew its top - a fairly major eruptive event that has sadly left one person dead.

reuters.com

424
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:00:19am
425
Mescalero09  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:01:38am

I think they just changed twitters layout and I’m not happy at all….

426
Teddy's Person  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:04:43am

womp, womp

427
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:06:23am

re: #425 Mescalero09

It must be in beta, then. I’m on Stromboli’s trends page and it looks identical to the way it would have looked yesterday, with the major exception of the 2k new tweets that hit it.

428
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:07:03am

re: #419 William Lewis

Thinking about tomorrow and the Mango Moron’s shitshow. I have the crossed sabers of cavalry branch as my tie tack. And i remember sitting in the turret of an M-60A3 tank, just like the one in front of that VFW down the road, back in July 1983 somewhere in Bavaria.

For the first time in my life I wonder if it was worth it …

it was
you did it for something bigger. not to protect…this

429
Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:07:59am
430
Mescalero09  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:08:20am

re: #427 Chrysicat

I just got a link to see what the “New” page would look like. IMHO it’s a 4th grade shit drawing. But I managed to find where it says “Legacy” and got the old look back.

431
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:08:22am

re: #424 Chrysicat

They may have one of two intellectual backgrounds: high school, or Elitist
They may discuss one of two issues: the Fox News daily talking points, or Leftist Pandering.”

They may support building a wall, deporting/detaining all immigrants/refugees or support crime and open borders.

They may be against abortion, contraception and sex ed, or support killing babies and giving sluts free birth control pills.

432
Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:08:26am

re: #427 Chrysicat

It must be in beta, then. I’m on Stromboli’s trends page and it looks identical to the way it would have looked yesterday, with the major exception of the 2k new tweets that hit it.

bbc.com

433
MsJ  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:09:10am

re: #424 Chrysicat

Bravo! On all points.

434
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:12:30am
435
Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:13:18am

A reminder for the discussion concerning the census question: the original question before 1950 was used to help round up Japanese and place them in detention camps or concentration camps.

436
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:13:35am

re: #420 lawhawk

FYI for those seeking to leave NYC this afternoon via the Lincoln Tunnel. Don’t.

Go elsewhere. There’s an overturned truck shutting down all lanes.

[Embedded content]

six or less well timed and placed ‘accidents’ could shut the whole city down

437
jeffreyw  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:16:05am

re: #311 retired cynic

OK, what’s that block of stuff on the pole? And if you’ve answered it once, don’t worry, I’ll find it as I read through!

That is a standard issue motion activated trail camera. Takes stills or videos and saves to SD cards. We bring the cards in every few days and look through them for interesting captures. Here’s one from this morning:

I believe he is mocking me.

438
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:17:20am

re: #437 jeffreyw

That is a standard issue motion activated trail camera. Takes stills or videos and saves to SD cards. We bring the cards in every few days and look through them for interesting captures. Here’s one from this morning:

[Embedded content]

I believe he is mocking mooning me.

(but you knew that)

439
PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:18:48am

re: #437 jeffreyw

Yes. I believe he is.

440
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:18:50am

a simple, indigestible, horror inducing fact stands out from the reaction of trump supporters to the reports of the sociopathic and sadistic treatment of migrant children:

they like it

…and when and if there is a big recession under trump and unemployment skyrockets, trump worshippers will switch in a hot second from “kiss trump’s ass for giving you a great economy” to “you all deserve to be unemployed”

the nazis have come out

441
lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:20:47am

re: #423 Dr Lizardo

Sounds like pyroclastic flows involved. That’s real bad. Stromboli typically has mild eruptions.

442
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:21:11am
443
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:21:31am

re: #426 Teddy’s Person

womp, womp

[Embedded content]

“Lack of civility”?

“What a world! You can’t even poison a couple thousand kids anymore without someone getting their panties in a twist!”

444
lawhawk  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:21:58am

re: #436 DangerMan

During one of the last major snowstorms, that’s what happened - accidents in a number of places meant no one could go anywhere because plows couldn’t even get through, let alone emergency crews to clear the accidents.

445
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:23:16am

Jesus Wept, the replies to @AOC these days are bringing out the worst racist haters and bile from the depths of the Republican soul.

Scroll down if you dare.

My “Block” button may wear out. Still, I persisted.

446
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:23:45am

re: #434 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Nice little fireworks business you got here. Be a shame if sumpin’ was to happen to it….”

447
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:25:29am

re: #435 Hecuba’s daughter

A reminder for the discussion concerning the census question: the original question before 1950 was used to help round up Japanese and place them in detention camps or concentration camps.

Well, thanks for that. I could’ve gone all decade without learning that the Citizenship Question is back on and Trump’s quoting Jackson about CJUS again.

448
Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:26:27am

re: #440 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

a simple, indigestible, horror inducing fact stands out from the reaction of trump supporters to the reports of the sociopathic and sadistic treatment of migrant children:

they like it

…and when and if there is a big recession under trump and unemployment skyrockets, trump worshippers will switch in a hot second from “kiss trump’s ass for giving you a great economy” to “you all deserve to be unemployed”

the nazis have come out

What motivates the Trumpists is the sadism found in authoritarian personalities. The infliction of suffering and distress on their perceived foes brings them the greatest delight.

Alternatively, there’s also an element of masochism involved; not only to do they take pleasure in submitting to the strongman, they also thrill in being persecuted - indeed, being persecuted (or more appropriately, feeling that they’re being persecuted) brings them the most sublime satisfaction imaginable.

They thrive on bullying others, especially when they feel those “others” deserve to be bullied, and strutting about with a whip and meting out lashings is largely sufficient to keep their deeply-held feelings of inadequacy at bay.

449
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:27:27am

re: #445 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Jesus Wept, the replies to @AOC these days are bringing out the worst racist haters and bile from the depths of the Republican soul.

[Embedded content]

Scroll down if you dare.

My “Block” button may wear out. Still, I persisted.

people expressing human compassion really irritates many trump supporters, leading them to snarlingly hurl accusations of “sanctimoniousness” and “virtue signaling”

geez, dude, excuuuuse me for saying children should be taken care of properly!

450
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:28:03am
451
John Hughes  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:29:55am

re: #264 Belafon

The flip side is that until this law passed, the cops here in Texas could arrest you (meaning black people) for having a long stick that they could decide was a martial arts weapon. If you practiced martial arts, you had to make sure your equipment was out of reach in your car or you could be arrested. So, really, the title should read “you can no longer get in trouble for things that aren’t as lethal as a gun.”

But they can still kill you at will for being black in a “threatening” way.

452
Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:29:58am

re: #450 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

FFS, is Grassley having a stroke?

453
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:30:00am

re: #450 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Mambo dogface to the banana patch?

454
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:30:00am

re: #448 Dr Lizardo

What motivates the Trumpists is the sadism found in authoritarian personalities. The infliction of suffering and distress and their perceived foes brings them the greatest delight.

Alternatively, there’s also an element of masochism involved; not only to do they take pleasure in submitting to the strongman, they also thrill in being persecuted - indeed, being persecuted (or more appropriately, feeling that they’re being persecuted) brings them the most sublime satisfaction imaginable.

They thrive on bullying others, especially when they feel those “others” deserve to be bullied, and strutting about with a whip and meting out lashings is largely sufficient to keep their deeply-held feelings of inadequacy at bay.

Yeah, the persecution complex is really at the heart of all of this evil.

In conversations with my relatives in the midwest, what comes out more than anything else is this anger at feeling “picked on” - an anger that comes from their immersion in the Fox/Hate radio toxic stew.

If every day, you were told that billionaires were hoarding all the money, yukking it up, and pissing in your face, after a while, you’d be pretty mad at them. In this case, it would be true.

But the puppeteers of Fox/Hate radio have successfully turned blacks/Latinos/gays/women/college professors into the all-powerful bogeyman, and the yokels have swallowed this entirely, because all these groups are “other” and all make them feel threatened and stupid.

455
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:30:40am
456
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:30:43am

re: #451 John Hughes

But they can still kill you at will for being black in a “threatening” way.

Like sitting perfectly still in your own car.

457
Scottish Dragon  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:31:15am

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

What’s wrong with them, Jennifer? They are sociopaths informants on the neighbors who are hiding Jews in the basement.

FTFY

458
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:32:03am

re: #449 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

people expressing human compassion really irritates many trump supporters, leading them to snarlingly hurl accusations of “sanctimoniousness” and “virtue signaling”

geez, dude, excuuuuse me for saying children should be taken care of properly!

That dichotomy also comes up when they try to pivot the conversation to their faux-compassion for fetuses. That pivot is currently unvailable to them because many of the immigrants being held are children, or are pregnant women.

This frustrates them because they can no longer claim moral high ground.

459
gocart mozart  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:32:35am

Is this a new crazy?

460
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:32:55am

re: #445 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Personally, I can’t say I’ve ever used the “block” link. Maybe once or twice. But I will admit that my “deplatform” link gets used 2 to 3 times at least in threads like that.

461
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:33:37am

re: #436 DangerMan

six or less well timed and placed ‘accidents’ could shut the whole city down

There is a crime story about bank robbers who plan a number of well timed “accidents” to gridlock an entire city while the thieves flee on bicycles.

462
William Lewis  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:34:12am

re: #448 Dr Lizardo

Yep. Like the evil SOB I saw on Monday wearing a Pinochet Helicopter Tours shirt. It was hard not to just jump the fucker and beat the shit out of his ignorant ass.

463
jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:34:45am
464
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:36:06am

re: #459 gocart mozart

wow

just wow

465
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:36:40am

re: #463 jaunte

you beat me to it.

If I recall, the new HQs was to be across the street from his DC hotel

466
jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:36:40am

re: #459 gocart mozart

All Germans, of course, look alike.

467
jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:39:01am
468
Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:39:17am

re: #452 Dr Lizardo

FFS, is Grassley having a stroke?

He thinks he’s listing Trump’s accomplishments.

469
MsJ  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:39:37am

re: #437 jeffreyw

That is a standard issue motion activated trail camera. Takes stills or videos and saves to SD cards. We bring the cards in every few days and look through them for interesting captures. Here’s one from this morning:

[Embedded content]

I believe he is mocking me.

I FART ON YOU! PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT!

470
Belafon  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:40:49am

re: #459 gocart mozart

What’s in the pictures?

471
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:41:00am

re: #453 Blind Frog Belly White

Mambo dogface to the banana patch?

one of my favorites!

472
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:41:19am
473
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:42:04am

re: #455 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Not sure I’m a fan of that shirt. Way too easy to mistake it for being a pro-conservative thing because it’ll take the rest of my life plus 40 years to see a stars-and-stripes tea setup and not think “TEA Party”.

474
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:42:20am

re: #454 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Yeah, the persecution complex is really at the heart of all of this evil.

In conversations with my relatives in the midwest, what comes out more than anything else is this anger at feeling “picked on” - an anger that comes from their immersion in the Fox/Hate radio toxic stew.

If every day, you were told that billionaires were hoarding all the money, yukking it up, and pissing in your face, after a while, you’d be pretty mad at them. In this case, it would be true.

But the puppeteers of Fox/Hate radio have successfully turned blacks/Latinos/gays/women/college professors into the all-powerful bogeyman, and the yokels have swallowed this entirely, because all these groups are “other” and all make them feel threatened and stupid.

Schrodinger’s immigrant: too lazy to work and stealing your job

475
The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:43:32am

re: #459 gocart mozart

Is this a new crazy?

[Embedded content]

Angela Merkel was born in 1954 (9 years after Hitler croaked). These dumb asses do not math.

476
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:43:38am

re: #470 Belafon

What’s in the pictures?

It’s Hitler with a lottle girl.
I assume it’s Angela Merkel photo shopped

477
jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:43:42am

re: #454 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

billionaires were hoarding all the money, yukking it up, and pissing in your face

Can’t they see it? Can’t they feel it?

478
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:44:08am

re: #461 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a crime story about bank robbers who plan a number of well timed “accidents” to gridlock an entire city while the thieves flee on bicycles.

yup - i was thinking like a Die Hard or something

479
The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:44:29am

re: #475 The Pie Overlord!

Angela Merkel was born in 1954 (9 years after Hitler croaked). These dumb asses do not math.

Oh yeah well, these fuckers also think JFK Jr. is still alive.

480
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:44:34am

re: #459 gocart mozart

Is this a new crazy?

Turns out that a lot of the replies to that tweet are unavailable to me because I already blocked the assclown trolls that wave their dicks around to content like that.

(*sighs contentedly, pats the faithful “Block” button*)

“Good boy. Good boy.”

481
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:45:27am

re: #465 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

you beat me to it.

If I recall, the new HQs was to be across the street from his DC hotel

Updinged you, but you’re juuuust off. The current HQ is.

And the site was to be auctioned to developers who wanted it to be zoned for a new hotel. The decision was made in order to keep the Trump hotel’s monopoly on downtown travellers.

482
The Pie Overlord!  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:45:49am

One thing about moving to my backup Twitter is having to block a bunch of wingnuts that I blocked already.

483
DangerMan  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:46:34am

re: #463 jaunte


@kylegriffin1
The DOJ inspector general will investigate the FBI’s role in dropping plans to move its headquarters to the Washington suburbs.

Democrats allege that Trump used the decision to put his own financial interests ahead of the needs of the FBI and taxpayers.washingtonpost.com

- People allege
- It is alleged

people other than democrats allege this
you dont have to be a democrat to allege this

484
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:47:17am

re: #475 The Pie Overlord!

Angela Merkel was born in 1954 (9 years after Hitler croaked). These dumb asses do not math.

Hitler died in February 1962, in Argentina

485
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:47:23am

re: #467 jaunte

I read that it was a trip to Stromboli that inspired Tolkien’s vision of Mount Doom, permanently erupting, and that the neighboring islet of Strombolicchio, with its twisted volcanic outcroppings and a winding staircase up to a lighthouse, inspired The Dark Tower.

486
Chrysicat  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:47:46am

re: #482 The Pie Overlord!

One thing about moving to my backup Twitter is having to block a bunch of wingnuts that I blocked already.

Why’d you get banned? And do you want to give out the new account to anyone here?

487
Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:47:50am

re: #476 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s Hitler with a lottle girl.
I assume it’s Angela Merkel photo shopped

Isn’t that one of Goebbels’ kids?

488
jaunte  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:47:57am

re: #483 DangerMan

“Republicans know it, too, but are afraid to rile the vengeful beast.”

489
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 3, 2019 • 11:52:35am

re: #475 The Pie Overlord!

Angela Merkel was born in 1954 (9 years after Hitler croaked). These dumb asses do not math.

They posit an escape to Argentina.

The crazy thing about this is that there’s pretty much no way in which Angela Merkel’s Presidency in any way resembles the Nazi Reich, and they don’t even attempt to draw any comparisons. It’s basically “Hitler = Bad. Merkel = Bad. Therefore Merkel = Hitler”

490
Scottish Dragon  Jul 3, 2019 • 12:10:36pm

re: #472 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

He is a serial killer and he will start killing again.

491
Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 3, 2019 • 12:42:22pm

re: #461 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a crime story about bank robbers who plan a number of well timed “accidents” to gridlock an entire city while the thieves flee on bicycles.

That’s sort of the key move in the first (and vastly superior) version of “The Italian Job”. Case gridlock in a city while an armored car robbery is carried out and then use small and maneuverable Mini Coopers to escape with the loot. (A lot more to the movie of course.)

492
gocart mozart  Jul 3, 2019 • 1:05:58pm

re: #470 Belafon

Hitler’s daughter Angela Merkel

493
Eventual Carrion  Jul 3, 2019 • 2:07:01pm

re: #296 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Children gulags, media is “the enemy of the people,” military parades, forced prison labor. Sounds like the Soviet Union or North Korea.

Leasing workers is part of the plan. A twofer for the private prison industry. Money for holding them, money for leasing them out as slaves workers.


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