Kickin’ It 80s-Style: Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch, “Money”

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436 comments

1
Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:11:49pm

A suggestion Charles: Under your Fun menu, provide a link to a page that contains all, or say, the last 30, of the music videos you put at the top of your pages.

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Ming5000  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:12:00pm

What is the protocol for hanging around an old thread to see final postings and responses when a new thread opens?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:13:24pm

Trump tweets about ‘merit-based immigration’.

To my way of thinking, somebody traveling hundreds of miles, a lot of it on foot, risking everything, spending all their money just to come here to build a better life has a lot of fucking merit.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:15:02pm

Brings back being a kid in late 70’s white suburbia jumping into the pool in the hot sun hearing:

Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat (1974)

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KingKenrod  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:16:16pm

re: #1 Belafon

A suggestion Charles: Under your Fun menu, provide a link to a page that contains all, or say, the last 30, of the music videos you put at the top of your pages.

Good idea!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:17:16pm

re: #2 Ming5000

What is the protocol for hanging around an old thread to see final postings and responses when a new thread opens?

I usually keep the old thread open until the new one reaches 100 comments.
And don’t consider a previous thread “dead” until about then because people will still be commenting there.

But that’s just me.

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retired cynic  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:18:06pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

I usually keep the old thread open until the new one reaches 100 comments.
And don’t consider a previous thread “dead” until about then because people will still be commenting there.

But that’s just me.

I just roll over to the new thread. Usually have too many pages open anyway!

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retired cynic  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:20:01pm

re: #1 Belafon

A suggestion Charles: Under your Fun menu, provide a link to a page that contains all, or say, the last 30, of the music videos you put at the top of your pages.

I loved the Teskey Brothers song on the last one! Saved to play again.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:24:18pm

So Twitter is starting to make sense now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:26:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:27:25pm

welcome to the moron administration’s “cleanest water in the world”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:28:27pm

so full of shit

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:29:59pm

re: #9 BigPapa

So Twitter is starting to make sense now.

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What a fucking little snowflake Diaper Boy is.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:31:30pm

re: #13 The Pie Overlord!

What a fucking little snowflake Diaper Boy is.

Making me wonder if Blue Checkmark or payola makes Twitter more ‘sensitive’ to infractions.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:32:43pm

re: #9 BigPapa

So Twitter is starting to make sense now.

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I did not get one of those “temporarily limited some of your account features” warning I just got suspended and then my appeal was rejected.

Oddly they haven’t suspended Pie_Overlord (yet) even though I confirmed it using the same phone number.

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b.d.  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:33:05pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

so full of shit

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I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:34:18pm

re: #15 The Pie Overlord!

I hope twitter never figures it out.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:35:31pm

re: #15 The Pie Overlord!

I did not get one of those “temporarily limited some of your account features” warning I just got suspended and then my appeal was rejected.

Oddly they haven’t suspended Pie_Overlord (yet) even though I confirmed it using the same phone number.

This isn’t Twitter trying to make things right and objective. It’s Twitter reacting to constituencies optimizing profit and social balance.

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BigPapa  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:40:06pm

It’s quite apparent Twitter is still a social media platform that is still getting gamed and it’s not in control of it’s platform.

Or it is and it’s merely showing amelioration to all parties.

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wrenchwench  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:43:08pm

re: #16 b.d.

I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall?

Ooops. They built a Walmart instead.

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Old Liberal  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:50:13pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If such a chant was EVER directed at Obama in ANY bar.
Yes none of the Teabaggers or maggots were ever uncivil. Beyond ridiculous.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 7, 2019 • 2:50:24pm

re: #19 BigPapa

It’s quite apparent Twitter is still a social media platform that is still getting gamed and it’s not in control of it’s platform.

Or it is and it’s merely showing amelioration to all parties.

It is a for-profit enterprise and these are ultimately all business decisions.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:02:26pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:09:04pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

welcome to the moron administration’s “cleanest water in the world”

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Mississippi resident here. Unfortunately you can’t blame this one entirely on Trump. What happened is spillways along the Mississippi river had to be opened to send water downriver and prevent flooding. All that freshwater pouring into the Gulf fucks up the salinity, which makes it easier for bacteria to grow.

It’s playing hell with the local seafood industry too.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:09:31pm

Go to Hell, Matt Walsh.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:13:02pm

re: #25 DodgerFan1988

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:14:40pm

re: #24 Eclectic Cyborg

Mississippi resident here. Unfortunately you can’t blame this one entirely on Trump. What happened is spillways along the Mississippi river had to be opened to send water downriver and prevent flooding. All that freshwater pouring into the Gulf fucks up the salinity, which makes it easier for bacteria to grow.

It’s playing hell with the local seafood industry too.

I’m just blaming trump for his moron repeated insistence that we have the cleanest air and water in the world.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:15:24pm

re: #25 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Go to Hell, Matt Walsh.

Matt is lying.
Women’s revenues are much higher

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:16:30pm

re: #26 Belafon

[Embedded content]

and the men are losers.

women: 4 World Cups and 4 Olympic Gold medals.

Men: 0 World Cups and 0 Gold medals.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:28:45pm

repost from downstairs just because it makes me feel happy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:31:10pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:33:11pm

This is some fucked up shit:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:35:15pm

re: #32 The Pie Overlord!

This is some fucked up shit:

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they do this every week or so and the authorities just let them do it over and over and over.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:38:09pm

re: #4 BigPapa

Brings back being a kid in late 70’s white suburbia jumping into the pool in the hot sun hearing:

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I remember this song coming out when I was in 2nd grade. The one good memory I have of that year.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:38:14pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

they do this every week or so and the authorities just let them do it over and over and over.

Keeps them from directing traffic at a Burger King drive-thru.

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stpaulbear  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:42:24pm

re: #35 Decatur Deb

Keeps them from directing traffic at a Burger King drive-thru.

Angry Pedestrian Instant Karma Dash Cam Funny

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:43:38pm

re: #32 The Pie Overlord!

This is some fucked up shit:

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“Prove it.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:43:53pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

they do this every week or so and the authorities just let them do it over and over and over.

These cult members need to be arrested to wasting public resources.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:44:14pm

re: #36 stpaulbear

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the dog looks soooo embarrassed…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:44:41pm

re: #32 The Pie Overlord!

This is some fucked up shit:

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In a properly governed democratic country, they would arrest these goobers for filing a frivolous complaint.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:48:54pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

In a properly governed democratic country, they would arrest these goobers for filing a frivolous complaint.

the fines assessed against these goobers would go a long way to help balance the budget…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:49:09pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

In a properly governed democratic country, they would arrest these goobers for filing a frivolous complaint.

Swear them in as undercover auxiliaries, disguised as stop-sign cleaners. Ya get clean stop signs out of it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:50:00pm

“Well, what are you waiting for? Put it in the dish, please.”

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:51:26pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:51:33pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

In a properly governed democratic country, they would arrest these goobers for filing a frivolous complaint.

Oh, I’m sure the paperwork went in the circular file after the morons left.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:52:41pm

re: #23 Belafon

What if they support the defeat of Donald Trump this time, sow trouble in the primaries?

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William Lewis  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:54:07pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

In a properly governed democratic country, they would arrest these goobers for filing a frivolous complaint.

There is a chunk of land in north eastern Wisconsin controlled by the Posse Commitatus nutjobs. Every election they would send a big manilla envelope with the “Results” from their “county” to the state elections board. We wouldn’t even open it, just filed them away for a decade before trashing them. I imagine that they treat these reports in a similar manner as the nutjobs are not worth the trouble for anything else.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:55:07pm

re: #34 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

Hey! I had great taste in music even in second grade. Cut me some slack!

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Dread Pirate  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:59:10pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 7, 2019 • 3:59:56pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:02:28pm

re: #50 teleskiguy

Strange I was able to find this:
en.wikipedia.org

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:04:42pm

I have submitted another appeal to Twitter, I figure what can it hurt? I did some Googling of the message that I received and it’s a standard form reply, and people have had their accounts restored even after receiving that threat that “further appeals will not be monitored.”

I was polite & contrite & promised not to cyberpunch any more nazis. At least not any blue-checked ones.

I’m still not sure what I did to get suspended in the first place but I think it probably might have something to do with triggering some spamtrap.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:05:32pm

re: #51 PhillyPretzel

Strange I was able to find this:
en.wikipedia.org

Are you sure?

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:06:37pm

re: #48 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

Dammit! Only Philly recognized my musical genius!

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Skip Intro  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:06:50pm

re: #32 The Pie Overlord!

Be sure to check out their shirts. These people are way beyond crazy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:06:56pm

re: #51 PhillyPretzel

Strange I was able to find this:
en.wikipedia.org

you missed the gaslit snark?

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:09:53pm

I hate you all! /////

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:12:44pm

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably. My attention is focused on WHYY and a really good line-up that started with an afternoon of Cook’s Country and now Coastal Railways and next up is Poldark.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:12:47pm

Here on Reddit someone received the same suspension message and “nevertheless persisted” and eventually their account was restored.

I could continue with Pie Overlord since it’s really all the Twitter that I need, but I curated VB for 9 years and accumulated 16K followers and it really sucks to lose that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:12:50pm

re: #57 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

I hate you all! /////

that’s why we’re all here!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:14:11pm

re: #59 The Pie Overlord!

Here on Reddit someone received the same suspension message and “nevertheless persisted” and eventually the account was restored.

I could continue with Pie Overlord since it’s really all the Twitter that I need, but I curated VB for 9 years and accumulated 16K followers and it really sucks to lose that.

you’ve not followed me back and I was one of the first to follow Pie Overlord.

@justafarmer4 haz a sad

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:16:17pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s why we’re all here!

Bwahahaha! I needed that right now with all the other crappy silliness going on in my life. Love you all!

I’ve got my ex who is demanding to get our daughter’s phone back.right.now, and he is calling the cops.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:16:57pm

re: #62 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

Bwahahaha! I needed that right now with all the other crappy silliness going on in my life. Love you all!

I’ve got my ex who is demanding to get our daughter’s phone back.right.now, and he is calling the cops.

Said daughter is at Scout camp for the next week.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:17:55pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

you’ve not followed me back and I was one of the first to follow Pie Overlord.

@justafarmer4 haz a sad

Followed!

I hope this doesn’t trigger “unusual followback activity”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:18:21pm

re: #62 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

Bwahahaha! I needed that right now with all the other crappy silliness going on in my life. Love you all!

I’ve got my ex who is demanding to get our daughter’s phone back.right.now, and he is calling the cops.

gurl…once my new house is ready for guests, you and the girls need to come to TheBackwoods for some decompression downtown downtime.
We do not suffer fools lightly here.
Not. At. All.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:18:42pm

re: #64 The Pie Overlord!

Followed!

I hope this doesn’t trigger “unusual followback activity”

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Charles Johnson  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:18:52pm

re: #1 Belafon

A suggestion Charles: Under your Fun menu, provide a link to a page that contains all, or say, the last 30, of the music videos you put at the top of your pages.

Well, you can use the Categories -> Music dropdown menu to get a full index of all of them.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:23:04pm

re: #67 Charles Johnson

Anyway to get Youtube to string them? IE LGF channel (I know your not a fan)?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:23:09pm

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

gurl…once my new house is ready for guests, you and the girls need to come to TheBackwoods for some decompression downtown downtime.
We do not suffer fools lightly here.
Not. At. All.

MomAnon…that goes for you and yours, too.

Your hubs will get along great with mine…two Harley guys with one homemade HD and two more project bikes in the shop.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:25:34pm

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

gurl…once my new house is ready for guests, you and the girls need to come to TheBackwoods for some decompression downtown downtime.
We do not suffer fools lightly here.
Not. At. All.

OMG! I would love to be able to do that and decompress in the backwoods!

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Stanley Sea  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:25:47pm

My weekend:

I purchased a vanity fair subscription. 15 bucks, 2 years of print in my mailbox plus unlimited access to the online archives.

I started online with Dominick Dunne. He was sooo good.

Went off schedule & read Vicky Ward’s article from 2003 about Jeffrey Epstein.

It’s a fucking treasure trove of reading.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:26:34pm

re: #70 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

OMG! I would love to be able to do that and decompress in the backwoods!

open invite!

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:27:45pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

open invite!

I will remember that! What’s the nearest airport so I can keep an eye out for specials?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:28:44pm

TheBackwoods is about 200 acres of mostly managed forest in Appalachia…lots of hills and ridges and coves and wildlife.

Every day is a freaking adventure here.

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steve_davis  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:31:36pm

re: #16 b.d.

I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall?

so did mexico. i bet they’re really disappointed at this point.

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:34:02pm

re: #73 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:34:46pm

re: #73 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

I will remember that! What’s the nearest airport so I can keep an eye out for specials?

Closest to me by about 5-10 miles (and sanity preservation) is Bluegrass Airport in Lexington (Allegiant, American, United, Delta) is small but easiest in and out.
Greater Cincinnati International Airport (Delta, Southwest, American, United, OneJet, Frontier, Air Canada) is a nightmare but probably best for flight specials.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:35:49pm

re: #76 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:39:00pm

re: #76 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

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A Mom Anon  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:43:10pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

You are sweet and I hope to take you up on that one day. 😘

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steve_davis  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:43:36pm

re: #71 Stanley Sea

My weekend:

I purchased a vanity fair subscription. 15 bucks, 2 years of print in my mailbox plus unlimited access to the online archives.

I started online with Dominick Dunne. He was sooo good.

Went off schedule & read Vicky Ward’s article from 2003 about Jeffrey Epstein.

[Embedded content]

It’s a fucking treasure trove of reading.

again,they want me to disable ad blocker. but abp is telling me it’s blocking 21 ads. and that means it isn’t blocking ads, but blocking data miners. i.e. harvesters of eyes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:43:44pm

re: #76 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:44:08pm

re: #80 A Mom Anon

You are sweet and I hope to take you up on that one day. 😘

really…serious offer

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Sionainn, Warrior Mother  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:45:17pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

Closest to me by about 5-10 miles (and sanity preservation) is Bluegrass Airport in Lexington (Allegiant, American, United, Delta) is small but easiest in and out.
Greater Cincinnati International Airport (Delta, Southwest, American, United, OneJet, Frontier, Air Canada) is a nightmare but probably best for flight specials.

I’m writing it down now. You are a wonderful friend!

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:47:43pm

re: #81 steve_davis

i.e. harvesters of eyes.

Blue Oyster Cult: Harvester Of Eyes

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A Mom Anon  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:49:36pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’re looking at a huge set of life changes soon, it may take awhile, I can’t commit now. But some time on a farm sounds PERFECT, omg PERFECTION. Thank you.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:49:54pm

Any other Lizards play Super Mario Maker?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:50:04pm

re: #68 Dave In Austin

Anyway to get Youtube to string them? IE LGF channel (I know your not a fan)?

I guess they could be added to a playlist, but I haven’t messed around with that on YouTube very much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:50:26pm

here’s the thing about my place…
prior to the “Recent Unpleasantness” aka Civil War, my farm was a huge staging area for the Underground Railroad.
There was a thriving community here, loads more people than are here now (even including current population for probably 10 miles in diameter).
Tramp through the woods and you can still find remnants of where houses were, if you know what to look for.
Should things really go to shit, lizards are welcome here. Any and all skills are welcome. If you don’t think you have a skill, trust me…you do.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:51:29pm

re: #84 Sionainn, Warrior Mother

I’m writing it down now. You are a wonderful friend!

I need an apprentice holler witch. I’m thinking things…

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:52:30pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

here’s the thing about my place…
prior to the “Recent Unpleasantness” aka Civil War, my farm was a huge staging area for the Underground Railroad.
There was a thriving community here, loads more people than are here now (even including current population for probably 10 miles in diameter).
Tramp through the woods and you can still find remnants of where houses were, if you know what to look for.
Should things really go to shit, lizards are welcome here. Any and all skills are welcome. If you don’t think you have a skill, trust me…you do.

If the instructions are in Japanese I can translate. That’s about it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:54:59pm

re: #86 A Mom Anon

We’re looking at a huge set of life changes soon, it may take awhile, I can’t commit now. But some time on a farm sounds PERFECT, omg PERFECTION. Thank you.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:55:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:56:11pm

re: #91 Barefoot Grin

If the instructions are in Japanese I can translate. That’s about it.

you have no idea how valuable that might be

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 7, 2019 • 4:59:58pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:02:22pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Well, to be fair, Kim is getting everything and all he ‘s doing is stringing Trump along with love letters and photo ops.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:07:16pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

here’s the thing about my place…
prior to the “Recent Unpleasantness” aka Civil War, my farm was a huge staging area for the Underground Railroad.
There was a thriving community here, loads more people than are here now (even including current population for probably 10 miles in diameter).
Tramp through the woods and you can still find remnants of where houses were, if you know what to look for.
Should things really go to shit, lizards are welcome here. Any and all skills are welcome. If you don’t think you have a skill, trust me…you do.

I can make pie! Also bread!

There is also a reciprocal standing invite for Mr. BWS whenever the power goes out north of 8 Mile. For some reason our block always gets hit hard, but the lights are on across the street.

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b.d.  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:10:23pm

re: #95 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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FoxNews worse on Trump than CNN, lol

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:14:48pm

re: #95 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Awwwwwww, he got his widdle fee fees hurt cause people yelled a nasty at him!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:17:20pm
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unproven innocence  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:24:56pm

While Britain and EU are pussyfooting around…

African leaders launch landmark 55-nation trade zone
It took African countries four years to agree to a free-trade deal in March. The trade zone will unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development across the continent.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:27:40pm

re: #101 unproven innocence

WhileBritain and EU are pussyfooting around…

African leaders launch landmark 55-nation trade zone
It took African countries four years to agree to a free-trade deal in March. The trade zone will unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development across the continent.

That’s better than China buying them up.

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b.d.  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:30:38pm

re: #99 Joe Bacon 🌹

Awwwwwww, he got his widdle fee fees hurt cause people yelled a nasty at him!

lol, c’mon FoxNews put on a documentary of John McCain!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:37:37pm

re: #86 A Mom Anon

We’re looking at a huge set of life changes soon, it may take awhile, I can’t commit now. But some time on a farm sounds PERFECT, omg PERFECTION. Thank you.

Louisville airport is about another hour drive west of Lexington, but it has cheaper flights.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:40:26pm

re: #95 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I bet they did a story about the British Ambassador’s comments about Trump!

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lawhawk  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:43:32pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

North Korea’s approach is string Trump along with nonsensical photo ops that Trump craves, but gives nothing substantive in return for parity with the US. No denuclearization. No end to missile testing/development. Nothing.

Iran could follow that along, and the end result is a nuclear Iran and a nuclear North Korea that add to destabilization of key regions of the world.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:45:22pm

Jesus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:46:31pm

re: #104 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Louisville airport is about another hour drive west of Lexington, but it has cheaper flights.

Louisville is more than 3 (almost 4) hours west of TheBackwoods, depending on traffic.
Not a good option unless someone else is going to pick her up.
CVG is a better option if Louisville is in the mix

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:46:47pm

re: #107 Ace Rothstein

Jesus.

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Did He turn their water into wine?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:47:35pm

re: #109 Belafon

Budweiser, obviously.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:48:42pm

LOL the Mexican fans at the Gold Cup Final in Chicago have Trump masks on.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:48:53pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:50:00pm

re: #112 The Pie Overlord!

Literally a tweet for everything.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:50:57pm

re: #113 Ace Rothstein

Literally a tweet for everything.

He’s somehow managing to bat over a thousand.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:52:08pm

re: #113 Ace Rothstein

Literally a tweet for everything.

Hey can I get a follow for @Pie_Overlord from @aceoaces?

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William Lewis  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:52:35pm

Hey gamers. Here’s a look at why i love Warframe…

Warframe - Cinematic Trailer TennoCon 2019 [HD 1080P]

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:59:29pm

He’s like, addicted to Purell. Doesn’t overuse of this product lead to the development of MRSA?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 5:59:38pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:02:24pm

How random

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:03:52pm

re: #119 goddamnedfrank

Ross and Joey for the win!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:04:18pm

re: #107 Ace Rothstein

Jesus.

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That’s such fun. Though I’m a Christen Press fan in an “oh my, she’s everything” inappropriate old man kind of way that I would never disclo….

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:09:16pm

re: #117 The Pie Overlord!

MRSA is resistant to antibiotics, but its still susceptible to antiseptics.

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wrenchwench  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:10:03pm

re: #117 The Pie Overlord!

He’s like, addicted to Purell. Doesn’t overuse of this product lead to the development of MRSA?

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I think it causes hand shrinkage and tie growth.

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teleskiguy  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:15:36pm

Pork green chili in the Instant Pot. Slow cooking it for a few hours before I pressure cook it for 15 minutes. Yum.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:16:40pm

re: #81 steve_davis

My link was a daily beast column. I had no prob reading it. ?

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:17:23pm

re: #124 teleskiguy

*begins looking up airplane tickets to Colorado*

I’ll be right over.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:19:06pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:23:15pm

re: #115 The Pie Overlord!

I need a follow back!

WBYK6JyUFCBrG8EaZi1WFRrcPKHjbkuDaBEzE+CnZCCUfjhCKU0VWbvZHufSxOQXHaXTUS/jvBgmm+dwDDB6LF6AC6PcqZGYdhpxGBZr/5epmlMSPW+wCw==

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:23:28pm

re: #3 Blind Frog Belly White

Merit based immigration? Is that what his wife used when she got her citizenship by marrying him?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:23:32pm

So this is what Trey was talking about……
Have a smile.

Phish - Meatstick FLASH MOB - New Years Eve, 2010-2011 - Madison Square Garden -

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:25:41pm

re: #107 Ace Rothstein

Jesus.

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I think she got thrown out of Disney World for being an obnoxious drunk several years ago

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:26:50pm

flailing…just flailing

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:28:51pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:30:03pm
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bratwurst  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:31:05pm

I will be honest: even with all of the horrors inflicted upon our country and our world by the age of Trump over the last 4 years, I still assumed it was a bad joke when I read on Twitter that Ben Garrison had been invited to the White House.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:31:15pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sure he doesn’t….riiiiiiight…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:36:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:37:38pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:39:31pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Cute babies are going viral! Many appear as bugs!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:39:46pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“He was just a coffee boy that supplied underage girls, I hardly knew him,”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:46:02pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:49:26pm

In which Kevin Kruse pwns some randumb cletus, just for a light snack.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:53:02pm

re: #142 The Pie Overlord!

In which Kevin Kruse pwns some randumb cletus, just for a light snack.

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Well, there’s one more idiot I wasn’t aware of until now. I love you, Twitter. ><

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:54:24pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:58:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 7, 2019 • 6:59:32pm
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Old Liberal  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:01:13pm

re: #135 bratwurst

I will be honest: even with all of the horrors inflicted upon our country and our world by the age of Trump over the last 4 years, I still assumed it was a bad joke when I read on Twitter that Ben Garrison had been invited to the White House.

Deplorables can be invited. It is no honor under drumpf.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:15:27pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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plansbandc  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:15:33pm

re: #4 BigPapa

Love this song so much.

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teleskiguy  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:40:57pm

Rewatching The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

We lost such a unique head when he died.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:45:18pm

Robert Jeffress again. Jeffress is a serious player among pulpit pimps. He is pastor of First Baptist Dallas, which is the largest such House of Superstition of that brand in the world.
Evangelical Pastor: Democrats Have Created An ‘Imaginary God’

Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress is claiming that the Democratic Party is a “godless” organization that promotes policies that are “completely antithetical to the Christian faith.”

Jeffress, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, warned evangelicals at a conference in Washington, D.C., this weekend not to be “fooled” when Democratic 2020 presidential candidates talk about their faith.

“When they talk about God, they are not talking about the real God — the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who revealed Himself in the Bible,” Jeffress said Saturday, according to The Christian Post. “These liberal Democrats are talking about an imaginary God they have created in their own minds: a god who loves abortion and hates Israel.”

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:46:28pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I created a god. It’s a dog.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:47:50pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Robert Jeffress again. Jeffress is a serious player among pulpit pimps. He is pastor of First Baptist Dallas, which is the largest such House of Superstition of that brand in the world.
Evangelical Pastor: Democrats Have Created An ‘Imaginary God’

“Yeah, our God is the God of Jesus.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:50:31pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

So, the short version is:

White guy who’s had three wives, multiple bankruptcies, chests at golf and lies with every other word that comes out of his mouth = Godly.

BUT

Black guy who’s been married to the same woman for 27 years, has never gone bankrupt, speaks honestly and does a ton of philanthropic work = Godless heathen.

These fucking people…

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:51:25pm

Mexico scores. Replays in slow-mo a Mexican fan cheering with a t-shirt on that has Trump’s face on it that also says “Chingue su madre” (Motherfucker).

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:51:52pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Robert Jeffress again. Jeffress is a serious player among pulpit pimps. He is pastor of First Baptist Dallas, which is the largest such House of Superstition of that brand in the world.
Evangelical Pastor: Democrats Have Created An ‘Imaginary God’

Our God isn’t a xenophobic prick who worships money and power, Bob. Please stop calling yourself a man of God. You’re a charlatan douche.

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gwangung  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:52:50pm

re: #156 HappyWarrior

Our God isn’t a xenophobic prick who worships money and power, Bob. Please stop calling yourself a man of God. You’re a charlatan douche.

Yeah, Jeffres’ lust for temporal power is quite obvious.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:53:40pm

re: #154 Eclectic Cyborg

So, the short version is:

Guy who’s had three wives, multiple bankruptcies, chests at golf and lies every other word = Godly.

BUT

Black guy who’s been married to the same woman for 27 years, has never gone bankrupt, speaks honestly and does a ton of philanthropic work = Godless heathen.

These fucking people…

That’s why I can’t stand conservative evangelicals. They blast liberal Christians for “wrongly interpreting scripture” and they champion people like Trump. They’re why young people aren’t interested in Christianity.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:53:43pm

I’d love to see a gonzo liberal group go after these pulpit pimps.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:54:40pm

re: #157 gwangung

Yeah, Jeffres’ lust for temporal power is quite obvious.

Him, Graham, & Falwell Jr. The trinity of power fuckers.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:54:55pm

re: #159 Amory Blaine

I’d love to see a gonzo liberal group go after these pulpit pimps.

Then they’d get nicknamed something like antichris and people would start having fainting spells.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:56:12pm

re: #159 Amory Blaine

I’d love to see a gonzo liberal group go after these pulpit pimps.

I would love to see Jeffress revealed to be an adulterous embezzling hypocrite. There’s a reason why men like him like Trump so much.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 7, 2019 • 7:56:46pm

Evangelical Christianity is The West Wing for racist white people.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:05:05pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Robert Jeffress again. Jeffress is a serious player among pulpit pimps. He is pastor of First Baptist Dallas, which is the largest such House of Superstition of that brand in the world.
Evangelical Pastor: Democrats Have Created An ‘Imaginary God’

First Baptist Church (Dallas), a Southern Baptist mega-church.

Those Southern Baptists. The group explicitly formed to oppose emancipation of slaves, then promote Jim Crow, then segregated schools right up to the present day.

This constant harping of “Democrats aren’t real Christians” seems to have a racist undertone to it, since the overwhelming majority of African-Americans are both Christian, and vote for Democrats.

Maybe I’m off here, but that particular phrasing by preachers who claim “Democrats aren’t real Christians” for decades has always come off to me as a racist statement.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:07:14pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Robert Jeffress again. Jeffress is a serious player among pulpit pimps. He is pastor of First Baptist Dallas, which is the largest such House of Superstition of that brand in the world.
Evangelical Pastor: Democrats Have Created An ‘Imaginary God’

Remember this is the same Pulpit Pimp who is a rabid anti-Semite.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:08:13pm

re: #160 HappyWarrior

Him, Graham, & Falwell Jr. The trinity of power fuckers.

Make it a quartet with Jim Bakker and his freeze dried food buckets…

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gwangung  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:09:25pm

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹

First Baptist Church (Dallas), a Southern Baptist mega-church.

Those Southern Baptists. The group explicitly formed to oppose emancipation of slaves, then promote Jim Crow, then segregated schools right up to the present day.

This constant harping of “Democrats aren’t real Christians” seems to have a racist undertone to it, since the overwhelming majority of African-Americans are both Christian, and vote for Democrats.

Maybe I’m off here, but that particular phrasing by preachers who claim “Democrats aren’t real Christians” for decades has always come off to me as a racist statement.

This is a frakkin’ good point.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:09:53pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

That’s why I can’t stand conservative evangelicals. They blast liberal Christians for “wrongly interpreting scripture” and they champion people like Trump. They’re why young people aren’t interested in Christianity.

They’ve been doing that as long as the Evangelical movement has existed. And Catholics bashed all Protestants. And various Protestant groups have bashed each other.

An alternative explanation for the decline of religious belief worldwide (not just in the USA) is “the Internet is where religion goes to die.” Their false or unproven assertions can be fact-checked in near-real time.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:10:02pm

Episode two of Stranger things, and Winona Ryder’s character is carrying some science books, and I go “I’ve got that book”:

I was a physics major before CS and I still have some of my books.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:11:00pm

Only one person can save us…SUPER CHICKEN!

Super Chicken - 01-The Oyster

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:12:01pm

re: #167 gwangung

This is a frakkin’ good point.

I’ve always thought of it that way since I’ve always been outside of Christianity looking in. To me, Southern Baptist and Pentecostal claims that “Democrats aren’t real Christians” (or Satan-worshipers) go to the heart of the base of Democratic voters.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:14:06pm

re: #170 Joe Bacon 🌹

Only one person can save us…SUPER CHICKEN!

“Fred, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.”

(I have a DVD of all the “George of the Jungle” cartoons and their inserts such as Tom Slick and Super Chicken.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:17:34pm

re: #169 Belafon

Episode two of Stranger things, and Winona Ryder’s character is carrying some science books, and I go “I’ve got that book”:

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I was a physics major before CS and I still have some of my books.

[want]

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:19:29pm

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹

They’ve been doing that as long as the Evangelical movement has existed. And Catholics bashed all Protestants. And various Protestant groups have bashed each other.

An alternative explanation for the decline of religious belief worldwide (not just in the USA) is “the Internet is where religion goes to die.” Their false or unproven assertions can be fact-checked in near-real time.

I’m aware of that. I’m just saying. TBH while I have a lot of problems with Christianity and religion from a multitude of reasons, these people still bother me since even indirectly a lot of my basic philosophy comes from a humanistic liberal interpretation of scripture that my grandparents followed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:22:54pm

re: #165 Joe Bacon 🌹

Remember this is the same Pulpit Pimp who is a rabid anti-Semite.

And anti-Muslim, and anti-Catholic, and anti-LDS. He condemed the Mormon Church as a cult back in 2011. Mitt Romney asked him to retract that statement; Jefferies never did.

The previous pastor of the church was no better:

[Dr.] W. A. Criswell, in a discussion of racial integration, stated that he expressed astonishment at the cowardice of ministers “whose forebears [sic] and predecessors were martyrs and were burned at the stake”, but who themselves refuse to speak up about “this thing of integration”. True ministers, he argued, must passionately resist government mandated desegregation because it is “a denial of all that we believe in”.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:24:21pm

re: #167 gwangung

This is a frakkin’ good point.

I think he’s on to something. TBH their hostility towards Hispanics- predominantly Democratic yet Christian is as well. They definitely were xenophobic towards non Western European immigrants for the same reasons even if they too were predominantly Christian.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:24:24pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Fair enough.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:28:41pm

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹

Fair enough.

Yeah, I consider myself agnostic but things like empathy, kindness, not being judgmental were passed down to me. These are secular values too obviously but the people who had them learned them or interpreted them through the scripture.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:30:16pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

Yeah, I consider myself agnostic but things like empathy, kindness, not being judgmental were passed down to me. These are secular values too obviously but the people who had them learned them or interpreted them through the scripture.

I’m from Abilene, TX. Being judgmental is something you have to UN-learn.

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Belafon  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:31:17pm

Why is Amazon Prime Day on Composite numbers:

Not Prime
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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:33:12pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

I don’t fear hell after death. not like I fear the kind of anger or malice or love of violence that makes hell on earth.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:36:49pm

re: #179 Belafon

I’m from Abilene, TX. Being judgmental is something you have to UN-learn.

My dad’s parents while my dad, aunts, & uncles did attend Catholic school were never judgmental towards other races or sects. My grandfather’s own father was a bit of a rebel in that he was a Lutheran who let his wife raise the kids Catholic and my grandfather himself never looked down on my grandmother from coming from a considerably poorer family. They would be thrilled to know they have a half Peruvian great granddaughter who makes friends wherever she goes.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:38:47pm

re: #181 Rightwingconspirator

I don’t fear hell after death. not like I fear the kind of anger or malice or love of violence that makes hell on earth.

Perhaps that is what the people who conceived hell meant. I’m of this belief. I don’t know what is after this life so I want to make it worth it so I try to enjoy life but also be kind and share it.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:46:36pm
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Teukka  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:50:41pm

re: #43 Eclectic Cyborg

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“Well, what are you waiting for? Put it in the dish, please.”

“It puts the kibble in the bowl or it gets the claws again.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 8:56:46pm
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ckkatz  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:00:37pm

From last thread:

re: #264 Dr Lizardo

What I’ve always wondered is what caused the Philistines to leave Caphtor (maybe Crete)? Was it some natural disaster? Was it all just part of the Late Bronze Age Collapse? Or just the natural ebb and flow of migration in that period?

Eric Cline ( Professor at George Washington University) is discusses some ideas here:

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
Eric Cline, PhD

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Eric Cline, PhD)


(70 minutes)

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mmmirele  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:04:24pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Robert Jeffress again. Jeffress is a serious player among pulpit pimps. He is pastor of First Baptist Dallas, which is the largest such House of Superstition of that brand in the world.
Evangelical Pastor: Democrats Have Created An ‘Imaginary God’

Jeffress is also a Trump idolator. He doesn’t worship God. He worships Trump.

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teleskiguy  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:06:41pm

Badassery.

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ckkatz  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:10:28pm

Back around 1969 there was public discussion regarding a huge earthquake in California. One theory was that California would slide into the Pacific Ocean.

Around the same time there was a Science Fiction story about a future United States with a huge inland sea. At the end of the story, I realized that it was talking about a future where California didn’t slide into the ocean after an earthquake; The rest of the US did.

Anyway, among other artifacts from that period was a song.

So… from the ash heap of history, I present:

Shango - “Day After Day (It’s Slippin’ Away)”

Shango - “Day After Day (It’s Slippin’ Away)”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:14:56pm

re: #190 ckkatz

Western Interior Seaway (Wikipedia)

The Western Interior Seaway (also called the Cretaceous Seaway, the Niobraran Sea, the North American Inland Sea, and the Western Interior Sea) was a large inland sea that existed during the mid- to late Cretaceous period as well as the very early Paleogene, splitting the continent of North America into two landmasses, Laramidia to the west and Appalachia to the east. The ancient sea stretched from the Gulf of Mexico and through the middle of the modern-day countries of the United States and Canada, meeting with the Arctic Ocean to the north. At its largest, it was 2,500 feet (760 m) deep, 600 miles (970 km) wide and over 2,000 miles (3,200 km) long.

We were underwater at that time, which is why folks occasionally dig up marine fossils here.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:15:01pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:15:19pm

re: #150 teleskiguy

Rewatching The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

We lost such a unique head when he died.

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ckkatz  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:17:54pm

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹

Western Interior Seaway (Wikipedia)

We were underwater at that time, which is why folks occasionally dig up marine fossils here.

What was old is new.

And of course, there are a whole bunch of puns. :)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:24:02pm

Berniebots keep adding me to Google Groups and Facebook Bernie pages.

Blocking each page.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:27:18pm

re: #169 Belafon

Fuckin’ magnets, how do they work?

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teleskiguy  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:35:06pm

re: #196 BlueSpotinAL

Fuckin’ magnets, how do they work?

You forced my hand! AAK!

Insane Clown Posse - Miracles

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fern01  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:36:20pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thing is, Obama did not inflame hatred like Trump has

If people did not want to visit the WH under President Obama - he let it go. He welcomed those who came & did not speak ill of any who stayed away. He made it an event for the team - but trump makes it an event for himself.

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fern01  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:40:02pm

re: #24 Eclectic Cyborg

Unfortunately you can’t blame this one entirely on Trump.

You may not, I can. I blame every last negative event on trump. If he didn’t cause it - he tried hard to do so. Like the teacher who caned the wrong child - “you can save this one for the next time you get away with misbehaving”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 9:40:48pm

re: #198 fern01

If people did not want to visit the WH under President Obama - he let it go. He welcomed those who came & did not speak ill of any who stayed away. He made it an event for the team - but trump makes it an event for himself.

Republicans endlessly stoked racist hatred of Obama and it paid off in 2010 when they got the House back. Then they turned the Obama hatred up to 11 on their 24/7 Bullshit Machine that fired up the Teabaggers who hijacked the party.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:10:50pm

My county seat’s population grew by about five hundred people today (it was 1,100).

Bridgeport incorporated about half the land between it and the unincorporated town of Northport (about half a mile along US-26 and the homes around it).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:11:56pm

Thunder and rain: The nightly smiting of my town is beginning.
wunderground.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:13:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:17:59pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Boy I’d love to be living on that 54k median income.

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Targetpractice  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:26:26pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Ah, the same sort of article that gets us “Family earning $500K/yr struggling to make ends meet!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:27:53pm

re: #205 Targetpractice

Ah, the same sort of article that gets us “Family earning $500K/yr struggling to make ends meet!”

“Economically anxious family explains why they voted for Donald Trump”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:32:15pm

(26:49)

The Past, Present, and Future of Qanon.
(includes discussion of Jeffery Epstein)

The Past, Present, and Future of Qanon, A Conspiracy That Is Very Dumb - SOME MORE NEWS

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 7, 2019 • 10:33:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 7, 2019 • 11:30:09pm

re: #208 Ace-o-aces

How convenient, a bill that primarily benefits Christians.

Considering that tax money in Québec also partially supports Catholic parochial schools (where religious leaders do wear religious garments or icons), doubly so.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 7, 2019 • 11:37:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 12:00:23am

This essay is hilarious.

IHOP to Psychosis (goes to Public Seminar)

A recent series of ads by International House of Pancakes has been widely ridiculed. Despite their success in erasing the “Pancake” at the root of their identity through the widely used acronym IHOP, the brand seemed frustrated at its inability to untether itself from the unyielding association with pancakes carried by the “P”. The first widely mocked attempt had IHOP fully abandoning the P to become IHOB. The switch from P to B hoped to sever the pancake association once and for all in order to make way for a world of burgers. No doubt the switch from P to B also signaled an intention to offer IHOP/IHOB as a suitable destination for all times of the day.

So hapless was this attempted rebranding that IHOB quickly became IHOP in short order. One would have thought they had learned their lesson, but a new campaign emerged that amazingly doubled down on the losing strategy of the prior failed rebranding. Only this time IHOP confusingly teased the new campaign by asking consumers to guess what the P of IHOP stands for. Um pancakes? Well, it turns out that the P now indeed does stand for pancakes but the twist is that “pancakes” are no longer pancakes. IHOP is introducing Angus Beef Pancakes into its menu. The surprise is that the pancakes are actually burgers, only now they are designated as pancakes. To add to the confusion, the pancakes-formerly-known-as-burgers includes a hamburger (in the traditional sense) with a pancake (in the traditional sense) in the middle.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 12:11:49am

Large campaign donor gets award from Trump. He continues to subvert the meaning of these awards.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 12:30:46am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 12:32:10am

Yesterday was Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s seventy-third wedding anniversary.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave a list of their ups-and-downs in the last year.

ajc.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 12:40:33am

re: #213 Dread Pirate

There’s always a tweet (tm):

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 8, 2019 • 12:44:31am

This is kind of funny, in a morbid and callous kind of way. It’s getting pretty easy for me to be callous when Republican fatcats meet some horrible fate. Btw, the late Mr. Cline donated a million bucks to Trump’s inaugural fund.


Billionaire coal executive Chris Cline, 6 others die in helicopter crash in the Bahamas
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:03:09am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:05:40am

115% of Trump’s China Tariff Revenue Goes to Paying Angry Farmers (goes to the Council on Foreign Relations, with analysis and charts of tariffs and payments).

In a primarily agricultural area, such as those where Backwoods Sleuth (hi!) or I live, agriculture is the premier industry.

Even those who do not work in agriculture depend on it, whether they are farm workers, school teachers, or shopkeepers.

Shoveling money at farmers will not revive an economy deliberately sabotaged through tariffs.

While precisely none of my income comes from agriculture-related business, if the local market closes its doors due to the sharp downturn of business, then I have to spend it outside my local area (whether Internet or traveling to a larger city). The money I put into my economy goes away from my local area, never to be seen again.

I make a point of shopping locally, though that might cost more and take more time. I value being able to pop into the little general store in my town when I need something, whether it’s gasoline, lotto tickets, bread, milk, or cigarettes.

If that store closed, the next one is a thirty-two mile round trip. Suddenly I’m going to spend less (though I consider those stores “local” in the sense they are still in my county).

If I have to go to Scottsbluff or Cheyenne to do my shopping, or take it to the Internet, that money never winds up in local hands.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:07:39am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:09:18am

re: #184 Dread Pirate

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And DOJ is bringing in a team of Consumer Protection attorneys because this Administration has no interest in protecting consumers, so why not use them for the Census case.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:11:47am

re: #219 Patricia Kayden

Perhaps this ought to be retweeted widely:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:21:01am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹

My county seat’s population grew by about five hundred people today (it was 1,100).

Bridgeport incorporated about half the land between it and the unincorporated town of Northport (about half a mile along US-26 and the homes around it).

Bridgeport’s Manifest Destiny.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:24:36am

re: #222 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Bridgeport’s Manifest Destiny.

Now the mayor needs to send a team like Lewis and Clark to explore the new territory between the old city limit and the North Platte River. Perhaps some of the local natives could guide them. /s

Is he inviting Gab and Trump Dating?

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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:30:29am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹

Now the mayor needs to send a team like Lewis and Clark to explore the new territory between the old city limit and the North Platte River. Perhaps some of the local natives could guide them. /s

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Is he inviting Gab and Trump Dating?

He’s BIG on Grinder.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:39:56am

re: #224 Dread Pirate

He’s BIG on Grinder.

And Daily Stormer and 4chan.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:47:20am

Mike Cernovich being fractally wrong again.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:53:13am

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹

LOL

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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:56:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 1:57:44am

re: #228 Dread Pirate

House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on Friday titled: “Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct.”

I wonder which “constitutional process” will be explored…

I wonder what sort of Presidential Misconduct will be addresed…

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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:26:08am
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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:28:31am

Yeah but if you do it online you can’t write “Go fuck yourself, Donny” over the citizenship question.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:30:43am

Brexiteers are Trumpers so of course they are angry the truth got out:

Dire no-deal warnings issued as top Tories join Trump and Farage venting anger over UK ambassador’s leaked remarks

Following an exclusive poll for The Independent that showed voters wanted neither Mr Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt to be PM, a separate survey has revealed Tory members - the electorate the pair is currently courting - found most backed the death penalty and thought Donald Trump would make a good prime minister.

The Tory party is in a death spiral and taking the UK with it, and Labour is too busy picking lint from its belly button to do anything.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:33:16am

re: #232 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Brexiteers are Trumpers so of course they are angry the truth got out:

Stupid People of the World Unite!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:44:10am

re: #231 Dread Pirate

Trump today criticized the Census itself as overly expensive, saying the $15 billion cost is “ridiculous”: “I don’t know why we can’t do that through the computers of the world because, frankly, that’s the way you can do a census today, and probably a lot more accurately.”

“This will be the best, most beautiful census ever!”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:52:05am

Biochemist wins Miss Virginia 2019 with a science experiment on stage

A 24-year-old American biochemist has used a science experiment to help win her Miss Virginia.

Camille Schrier was named Miss Virginia 2019 after she wowed the judges with a colourful science showcase during the talent portion of the competition.

The biochemist has dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Virginia Tech in Biochemistry and Systems Biology.

It was a colorful demonstration:

How Miss Virginia Won Her Crown Thanks to Science

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:55:23am

Biography book review, of someone worth reading about:

Jacob Bronowski: the complex life of a science popularizer

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 2:57:18am

re: #236 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Biography book review, of someone worth reading about:

Jacob Bronowski: the complex life of a science popularizer

I was a big fan of his BBC series when it aired on PBS.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:17:22am

BBC put up another clip from their new show Serengeti:

Kali the Lioness Vs Warthog | Serengeti: Story Told by John Boyega | BBC Earth

The Beeb is getting pummelled in the comments, though, and rightfully so for the “dramatization” that has gone into this show.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:18:57am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:33:56am

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹

Mike Cernovich being fractally wrong again.

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Actually learn history Cerno but I get it you’re a Trump cultist .

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HappyWarrior  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:35:42am

re: #231 Dread Pirate

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Yeah but if you do it online you can’t write “Go fuck yourself, Donny” over the citizenship question.

He loves complaining about the cost of things when it’s not benefiting him directly.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:36:42am

re: #235 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Biochemist wins Miss Virginia 2019 with a science experiment on stage

It was a colorful demonstration:

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Very cool. Tons of my family are VT alums.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:38:29am

re: #231 Dread Pirate

Yeah but if you do it online you can’t write “Go fuck yourself, Donny” over the citizenship question.

And if they slip that citizenship question on the Website, I’d bet you can’t get past it leaving it blank to complete the census.

We will be doing the paper form, thanks. If they go full Andrew Jackson “let him enforce it” on the question, it’s a simple matter to skip that question.

In the meantime, if wingnuts want to boycott the census entirely (it seems that every ten years they want to boycott it over something), well, that reduces a whole host of federal programs for them in their states (and counting for House districts).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:38:42am

re: #235 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Biochemist wins Miss Virginia 2019 with a science experiment on stage

making stupid women everywhere feel inadequate. is that what we really want?

/

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:48:50am

Two unimportant things at Chez Tumbleweed:

1) My wife yesterday found how the birds got into our attic. It seems the last tornado which hit our house took off about a two-foot section of a single slat of our wooden siding just under the eave of the roof on the north side of our house. (The siding is original to the house.) It left a hole about 4” x 2 feet, which is more than enough space for birds to get in. When the baby birds get out of there, we’ll close it off and get them out of our attic.

2) Drinking Tab and Sailor Jerry is a very strange taste.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:55:33am

Tab hasn’t been right since the end of sodium cyclamate, and don’t get me started on spiced rum!

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A Mom Anon  Jul 8, 2019 • 3:56:25am

I kinda went into the weeds on a twitter thread about Epstein and I probably shouldn’t have. I am a rape and violence survivor and my brain went somewhere that triggered some serious anxiety. So why not share? 🤷‍♀️

Epstein is just one rich pig who built himself a system to feed his sickness. His web is probably huge due to the amount of time that has passed and planning it took. And the number of people involved. And he’s ONE DUDE. How many more are there like him? Trump’s sketchy as hell modeling and pageant history is probably its own web of Awful. No way is Epstein some anomaly. This shit ALWAYS has deep and disgusting layers that get hidden, sometimes forever.

I’ve always had this “issue” of being “hyper sensitive” to the suffering of other people. Empathy sucks sometimes. Throw in PTSD, anxiety and depression and you might imagine it can be tough on those of us who fight hard every day to hang on and “tough it out”. Right now I can literally FEEL the hate and hostility roaming at large, much of it directed at women. The depth and scope of that hate takes my breath away at times, literally. I honestly am just over most humans right now. Not all of us, but my list of Awesome is getting smaller. Which sucks.

I wish I had better words to communicate all this but it’s just exhausting and overwhelming sometimes. My own little piece of the world is crumbling away and our country is eating itself alive from the inside out. Are we going to have to completely lose everything and deteriorate into chaos and shit? Is that necessary? Because working hard and doing your best (even if that best isn’t spectacular compared to others) isn’t a guarantee of shit. It means nothing to others how hard you work or how much integrity you have. We’ve become mostly a nation of self absorbed jerks. Maybe we have this fate coming, but honestly I don’t think most of us are awful. It’s just that Awful seems to rule the day. Besides beating the shit out of all the Awful(which is gonna require full time shifts, people) and going full vendetta, I mean what is there to do? All the shit I was taught about being good and working hard just does not seem anything but naive and quaint right now.

I am discouraged. Not the first time. Or the last. Maybe shit just has to fall apart to be built up stronger again? I hope so. I really do.

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Ming5000  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:05:30am

re: #247 A Mom Anon

I was just in the Epstein threads too. There seems to be such a huge trove of evidence and so many threads of contact and corruption. It is overwhelming.

One additional thing I am picking up is, where did all of Epstein’s money come from? “Hedge Fund Manager” seems to be a throw away excuse. One thing I have learned in the past 2-3 years is, the rich move money around with ease. Epstein’s trafficking may have been an income stream on its own.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:08:43am

re: #247 A Mom Anon

All the shit I was taught about being good and working hard just does not seem anything but naive and quaint right now.

As I get older I appreciate the old adage of taking care of oneself.

There are many in society, and they build organizations (like churches) which sell this or that idea of what we should (or shouldn’t) do, but frankly I find most of these things useless. This probably is somewhat marxist of me, but I find religion to exist mostly to keep the masses busy and placid in light of the injustices of the powerful.

The strong and powerful prey on the weak, because they can.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:10:19am

re: #249 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The strong and powerful prey on the weak, because they can.

And they put structures in place to make it legal and even to make seem virtuous.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:14:30am

re: #247 A Mom Anon

I kinda went into the weeds on a twitter thread about Epstein and I probably shouldn’t have. I am a rape and violence survivor and my brain went somewhere that triggered some serious anxiety. So why not share? 🤷‍♀️

Epstein is just one rich pig who built himself a system to feed his sickness. His web is probably huge due to the amount of time that has passed and planning it took. And the number of people involved. And he’s ONE DUDE. How many more are there like him? Trump’s sketchy as hell modeling and pageant history is probably its own web of Awful. No way is Epstein some anomaly. This shit ALWAYS has deep and disgusting layers that get hidden, sometimes forever.

I’ve always had this “issue” of being “hyper sensitive” to the suffering of other people. Empathy sucks sometimes. Throw in PTSD, anxiety and depression and you might imagine it can be tough on those of us who fight hard every day to hang on and “tough it out”. Right now I can literally FEEL the hate and hostility roaming at large, much of it directed at women. The depth and scope of that hate takes my breath away at times, literally. I honestly am just over most humans right now. Not all of us, but my list of Awesome is getting smaller. Which sucks.

I wish I had better words to communicate all this but it’s just exhausting and overwhelming sometimes. My own little piece of the world is crumbling away and our country is eating itself alive from the inside out. Are we going to have to completely lose everything and deteriorate into chaos and shit? Is that necessary? Because working hard and doing your best (even if that best isn’t spectacular compared to others) isn’t a guarantee of shit. It means nothing to others how hard you work or how much integrity you have. We’ve become mostly a nation of self absorbed jerks. Maybe we have this fate coming, but honestly I don’t think most of us are awful. It’s just that Awful seems to rule the day. Besides beating the shit out of all the Awful(which is gonna require full time shifts, people) and going full vendetta, I mean what is there to do? All the shit I was taught about being good and working hard just does not seem anything but naive and quaint right now.

I am discouraged. Not the first time. Or the last. Maybe shit just has to fall apart to be built up stronger again? I hope so. I really do.

[[[Mom]]] Don’t let the bastards get you down.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:24:43am

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:26:43am

re: #252 A Mom Anon

“Teach a man to fish” also fails if there is no access to unpolluted waters and sufficient stocks of fish

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jeffreyw  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:28:01am

Good morning!

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retired cynic  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:48:05am

The Astronomy Picture of the Day is great today: The Galactic Center in Radio from MeerKAT array of 64 dishes just going online in South Africa. The image is annotated with rollover on the site; not sure how well that will transfer. The black hole is the bright area just right of center.

apod.nasa.gov

Edited to add that the annotations are flat here.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:48:24am

re: #252 A Mom Anon

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:49:24am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Teach a man to fish also fails if he can’t afford a fishing rod.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:51:08am

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

Teach a man to fish also fails if he can’t afford a fishing rod.

It was assumed that the recipients of all those Obamaphones were just using them to call their drug dealers and not to look for work…

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retired cynic  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:55:44am

The rotten cabinet, on Judd Legum’s Popular Information popular.info

[Current Labor Secretary Alex] Acosta personally negotiated the plea deal with one of Epstein’s lawyers and agreed to keep the terms secret from Epstein’s victims. In a 2011 letter to the media, Acosta suggested he gave Epstein a favorable deal because he was intimidated by Epstein’s team of “legal superstars.”

What followed was a year-long assault on the prosecution and the prosecutors. I use the word assault intentionally, as the defense in this case was more aggressive than any which I, or prosecutors in my office, had previously encountered. Mr. Epstein hired an army of legal superstars: Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, former Judge and then Pepperdine Law Dean Kenneth Starr, former Deputy Assistant to the President and then Kirkland & Ellis Partner Jay Lefkowitz, and several others…

The defense strategy was not limited to legal issues. Defense counsel investigated individual prosecutors and their families, looking for personal peccadilloes that may provide a basis for disqualification.

But asked about the case in his 2017 nomination hearing to be Secretary of Labor, Acosta said the outcome was “a point of pride.”

After the federal court’s ruling in February, Acosta said that his actions were “approved by departmental leadership and followed departmental procedures” and declined further comment, citing the ongoing litigation.

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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:57:00am

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

Teach a man to fish also fails if he can’t afford a fishing rod.

Teaching a man to fish also fails if you charge him for the fishing course and he can’t pay.

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retired cynic  Jul 8, 2019 • 4:58:59am

re: #259 retired cynic

259 edited to clarify the quote

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retired cynic  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:01:49am

https://www.distractify.com/fyi/2015/04/13/19NMFR/the-19-most-mind-blowing-sentences-in-the-english-language-1197891759

A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed

The letter combination “-ough” has nine possible pronunciations in English (depending on regional dialect), and this delightful sentence contains them all: “uff,” “oh,” “auh,” “ow,” “uh,” “oo,” “off,” and “uhp.” How’s that for a tongue-twister?

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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:03:35am

re: #260 Teukka

Teaching a man to fish also fails if you charge him for the fishing course and he can’t pay.

Or if you teach him to fish a fish which doesn’t have a habitat where he lives, or is already overfished.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:11:28am

re: #258 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was assumed that the recipients of all those Obamaphones were just using them to call their drug dealers and not to look for work…

LOL.

And the “Obamaphone” argument was actually against the Universal Service Fund in 1996 (a tax assessed to telephone owners). Amongst other things it was to support rural connectivity and provide the final push for 911 service (for example, my town got 911 in 2012 paid for from that fund).

Since 1985 the law has allowed for a “Lifeline” service (a $10 subsidy for first landlines, then cellphone service, then Internet service for people below 135% of the poverty line, more in extremely remote places such as Alaskan native villages). That is the part of the USF which is attacked as “Obamaphones.” (It’s really an attack on the tax.)

No actual phones were given out. (Funny that, anti-tax conservatives lied.)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:14:35am

Just read this and really see how the Republican Party has mutated into the Soviet Communist Party.

The GOP Embraces Anti-Democratic Ideology

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:14:47am

When I lived in Japan, vending machines were indeed everywhere and I frequently bought drinks out of them.

Never larvae, though:

I Tried Unique Japanese Vending Machines In Tokyo

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:17:24am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:31:35am

re: #267 Joe Bacon 🌹

all too painfully close to the New Media Reality.

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Weaselone  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:39:07am

re: #180 Belafon

Why is Amazon Prime Day on Composite numbers:

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I didn’t see an answer to this upthread. I’m assuming it’s because 15+16=31 which is prime.

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Weaselone  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:39:54am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

all too painfully close to the New Media Reality.

I’m pretty sure this exact segment was on CNN last night.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:40:30am

Qwazy Qbots now posting that Bill and Hillary Clinton will be arrested this afternoon in connection with the Epstein case…

Monday Morning and I already want to throw my hands up at these assholes…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:42:10am

re: #270 Weaselone

I’m pretty sure this exact segment was on CNN last night.

I just recall summer of 2015 when Trump was talking about how exciting his rallies were and how people were falling asleep at Jeb Bush rallies.

20 minutes later, CNN aired an interview with a woman who had fallen asleep at a Bush rally.

That was another moment when I began to despair for the future of the Republic.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:51:42am

Peer into the mind of a Trump cultist.

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steve_davis  Jul 8, 2019 • 5:58:35am

well, just told someone on Facebook that I haven’t physically seen in 20 years that I loved her and was praying for her. Now, apparently, what I thought was a cryptic statement about a terminal cancer diagnosis may have actually related to her dog having bad teeth. sigh…..last fucking time I try to be empathetic.

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jeffreyw  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:01:12am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:08:27am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Peer into the mind of a Trump cultist.

But the Bible is the immutable word of God …

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:09:38am

re: #274 steve_davis

well, just told someone on Facebook that I haven’t physically seen in 20 years that I loved her and was praying for her. Now, apparently, what I thought was a cryptic statement about a terminal cancer diagnosis may have actually related to her dog having bad teeth. sigh…..last fucking time I try to be empathetic.

Nothing wrong about being empathetic with her dog. Bad teeth are really painful.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:12:00am

re: #276 Anymouse 🌹

But the Bible is the immutable word of God …

If they can add a New Testament or a Book of Mormon to it, why not a Book of Trump, and Ivanka and Donald Jr while we are at it…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:14:18am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Peer into the mind of a Trump cultist.

Miriam Adelson. Wife of Sheldon Adelson. Helped buy the Republican Party. Got a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump (presumably for being such a large donor to the GOP).

Grifting the rubes is what they do.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:17:20am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Interesting she references the Book of Esther. God is never mentioned in that book.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:19:50am

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

Interesting she references the Book of Esther. God is never mentioned in that book.

and it is told as a work of fiction, an illustrative tale

fake news, in a word

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:19:59am

No matter how many times we say this:

*Trump and Bill Clinton both implicated*
Democrats aren’t willing to prosecute Clinton!

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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:24:07am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Peer into the mind of a Trump cultist.

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re: #276 Anymouse 🌹

But the Bible is the immutable word of God …

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

Interesting she references the Book of Esther. God is never mentioned in that book.

Trololo… The Full Original Version.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:24:28am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹

Yep. I can attest from personal experience and having a kitty who had bad teeth as his health deteriorated from kidney failure. It’s awful.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:26:57am

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

If they can add a New Testament or a Book of Mormon to it, why not a Book of Trump, and Ivanka and Donald Jr while we are at it…

I wonder if this story of Trump repeatedly raping girls procured for him by Epstein will make it into the “Book of Trump”?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:27:23am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Peer into the mind of a Trump cultist.

Hmm. As a Jewish woman, it would seem she’s ignoring the Jewish Psalms.

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

If the Law is perfect, and Donald Trump is not mentioned there, then she’s trying to change the Law as promulgated by God.

I don’t specifically know how Judaism treats that, but most religions would call it blasphemy.

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:28:29am

re: #190 ckkatz

Back around 1969 there was public discussion regarding a huge earthquake in California. One theory was that California would slide into the Pacific Ocean.

Around the same time there was a Science Fiction story about a future United States with a huge inland sea. At the end of the story, I realized that it was talking about a future where California didn’t slide into the ocean after an earthquake; The rest of the US did.

Anyway, among other artifacts from that period was a song.

So… from the ash heap of history, I present:

Shango - “Day After Day (It’s Slippin’ Away)”

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The rest of the US sliding into the ocean was also in a Garfueld episode.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:32:38am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Old and New Testament speak directly against what Trump and the GOP are doing right now.

Everything from their inhumane treatment of people seeking asylum and a better life in the US to their awful treatment of women and minorities.

The Bible speaks against such things. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their irredeemable nature and inhospitality towards travelers and migrants.

Trump brings out the worst in people, and he surrounds himself with the worst sort of people - criminals, cronies, and sycophants who tell him what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear (I know, I’m a broken record, but it’s still indisputably true). He doesn’t think he’s breaking the law because others did it (it’s still breaking the law if others broke the law - and in most cases, it’s his deflection/lies that he’s broken the law and trying to gin up an excuse for the criminal acts).

We see it with his hypocrisy and lies around systematically hiring undocumented workers at his golf resorts. He’s ultimately responsible for the hiring and payroll. He was fine profiting from undocumented workers getting paid a fraction of what the jobs/roles entailed. It’s okay when he breaks the law, but not when others do it.

His is the GOP mindset - fuck you, I got mine.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:32:54am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:36:50am

re: #289 lawhawk

He surrounds himself with criminals because he thinks this is how things are. He is a criminal.

Honest and competent people will not touch him, nor will anyone who cares to maintain their long term reputation over advancing their own interests over the short term.

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:40:43am
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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:41:00am

re: #290 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Speaking of….

Deutsche Bank is laying off 18,000 globally in a massive restructuring. They’re eliminating their global equities operations and cut some in fixed income. They’re forecasting losses.

Deutsche Bank was one of the few banks that would even lend to Trump (and even then, their underwriters threw red flags but the bank overruled the cautions to lend to Trump anyways - the dictum “if you owe a bank $100, they own you, but if you owe the bank $1 billion, you own the bank, applies”).

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Sir John Barron  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:41:40am

re: #3 Blind Frog Belly White

Trump tweets about ‘merit-based immigration’.

To my way of thinking, somebody traveling hundreds of miles, a lot of it on foot, risking everything, spending all their money just to come here to build a better life has a lot of fucking merit.

We need a merit-based presidency.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:43:30am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:44:03am

re: #273 NO SMOCKING GUN!

“Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a ‘Book of Trump,’

Yes, it would be too much.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:44:26am

re: #292 lawhawk

Speaking of….

Deutsche Bank is laying off 18,000 globally in a massive restructuring. They’re eliminating their global equities operations and cut some in fixed income. They’re forecasting losses.

Deutsche Bank was one of the few banks that would even lend to Trump (and even then, their underwriters threw red flags but the bank overruled the cautions to lend to Trump anyways - the dictum “if you owe a bank $100, they own you, but if you owe the bank $1 billion, you own the bank, applies”).

They just tried to merge with Commerzbank (another major German Bank) but that deal collapsed. But that, too, would have resulted in massive redundancies and layoffs involving thousands.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:46:23am

re: #282 Belafon

And all those who were connected to him whether president or former, republican or Democrat, lawyer or layman should be held to account as well.

Friends, neighbors, friends of friends who had cousins who had neighbors who had friends who were connected…..

How exactly is this “held to account” process supposed to work?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:47:07am

re: #288 lawhawk

I can leave the Bible part out and just say that Donald Trump and the GOP are doing the opposite of what moral people would do.

No one seeking help (asylum) would be thrown in prisons by moral people.
No one seeking a “more perfect Union” would try to undermine its principles.
No one would treat more than half of the populace (women and minorities) as unequal to white men.
No one would lie to enrich themselves (the Tax Scams of Reagan, the Bushes, and Trump).

Conservatism by its nature seeks to maintain the status quo. For the overwhelming majority of humanity, that was aristocracy on top, serfs on the bottom. It was only the Enlightenment breaking free of the shackles of religion and aristocracy which declared “all people’s rights are worth something.”

Our nation has often fallen short of that lofty position, but it has always striven to attain it. Conservatism throughout the nation’s history has sought to return to an aristocracy and serfs.

Conservatism is the ideology which longs for a new Dark Age, where the “correct” people have rights and the lives of the rest only matter to the extent the aristocracy needs them to maintain power.

Gaining and maintaining power is always the goal of conservatism, in all times and all nations, to maintain the status quo of the “right” people ruling.

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:48:36am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Friends, neighbors, friends of friends who had cousins who had neighbors who had friends who were connected…..

How exactly is this “held to account” process supposed to work?

I figure it’s Democrats saying “We will want even Democrats convicted if some are found to have taken advantage of Epstein’s ‘services’.” I don’t mind Democrats saying it, but it’s not going to buy any points with anyone.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:49:19am

re: #294 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think that’s accurate. The SDNY is investigating crimes beyond what the Florida prosecutors dealt with, and there’s no statute of limitation on child sex trafficking charges, which means that if SDNY is going after Epstein and those he conspired with to get underage children to perform sex acts, those other people are in legal jeopardy and there’s no deal to protect them.

SDNY could get reined in by Barr, but that’d raise still more obstruction charges against Trump and Barr (who said he’d recuse from acting re: Epstein since Barr was a member of the law firm Kirkland and Ellis that repped Epstein).

I hope Epstein goes down hard for this - and there’s minimum mandatory sentencing on child sex trafficking charges - 10-15 years per count.

There’s also the possibility that the indictment/charging sheet provides other names or alludes to other persons, which could other famous/powerful people. They all should go down. Don’t care if it’s Dershowitz, Clinton, or Trump. They engaged in child sex trafficking and related criminal acts? Prison. Throw away the key.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:50:13am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Friends, neighbors, friends of friends who had cousins who had neighbors who had friends who were connected…..

How exactly is this “held to account” process supposed to work?

Courts and laws. A jury of their disgusted peers as the lurid details of trafficking minors for a lurid crypto-currency are laid out to a juror mom or dad with a daughter or son.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:50:13am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹

Gaining and maintaining power is always the goal of conservatism, in all times and all nations, to maintain the status quo of the “right” people ruling.

There are a handful of cynical people at the top trying to maintain power and exploiting not only the fear, hatred, bigotry and xenophobia of the masses, but also exploiting their other ideals, corrupting nationalism, religion and sense of duty and civic pride and co-opting to their own power-grabbing ends.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:52:14am

re: #299 Belafon

I figure it’s Democrats saying “We will want even Democrats convicted if some are found to have taken advantage of Epstein’s ‘services’.” I don’t mind Democrats saying it, but it’s not going to buy any points with anyone.

David Vitter was thrown under a bus by Democrats when his information came out.

One party says “prosecute anyone who broke the law.”

The other says “not our guys, though.”

I wonder which would resonate more in a kitchen-table talk with a mom and dad with a couple minor daughters or sons.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:53:30am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“This will be the best, most beautiful census ever!”

So, “We need to add a question to the Census, which will create more work, and make it more expensive” and also, too “The Census is too damn expensive”?

/

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:54:24am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

David Vitter was thrown under a bus by Democrats when his information came out.

One party says “prosecute anyone who broke the law.”

The other says “not our guys, though.”

I wonder which would resonate more in a kitchen-table talk with a mom and dad with a couple minor daughters or sons.

I see…. and raise Alabama, the GOP, and Roy Moore.

They still took the alleged child sex predator over anyone with a D after their name.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:55:22am

re: #305 lawhawk

I see…. and raise Alabama, the GOP, and Roy Moore.

They still took the alleged child sex predator over anyone with a D after their name.

And he lost.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 8, 2019 • 6:59:11am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

David Vitter was thrown under a bus by Democrats when his information came out.

One party says “prosecute anyone who broke the law.”

The other says “not our guys, though.”

I wonder which would resonate more in a kitchen-table talk with a mom and dad with a couple minor daughters or sons.

Vitter was/is a Republican, though, right?

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:00:04am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

David Vitter was thrown under a bus by Democrats when his information came out.

One party says “prosecute anyone who broke the law.”

The other says “not our guys, though.”

I wonder which would resonate more in a kitchen-table talk with a mom and dad with a couple minor daughters or sons.

In rational times, I think “It could have been your daughter” would have resonated.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:00:58am

re: #308 Belafon

In rational times, I think “It could have been your daughter” would have resonated.

she was a minor should be enough to get most normal people to react

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Sir John Barron  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:02:38am

re: #282 Belafon

No matter how many times we say this:

*Trump and Bill Clinton both implicated*
Democrats aren’t willing to prosecute Clinton!

OK, might have misread this tweet, and misunderstood what he means by “connected”. Obviously anyone aware of his particular activities or in anyway involved in them should, and it sounds like they will, be held accountable.

Might have misunderstood him to suggest that anyone who knew or worked with Epstein should be held to account. Obviously not everyone, and I suspect most of his acquaintances had little idea what all he was involved with.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:03:21am

re: #307 Sir John Barron

Vitter was/is a Republican, though, right?

I stand corrected. He is a Republican.

That made it easier for Democrats to throw him under a bus. /s

I was thinking of Anthony Weiner and got the wrong sexual predator.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:03:57am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:07:11am

re: #282 Belafon

No matter how many times we say this:

*Trump and Bill Clinton both implicated*
Democrats aren’t willing to prosecute Clinton!

They’re like Pokémon: Gotta catch them all.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:07:49am

I suspect we’ll see more of this in coming weeks as the next round of debates culls the field more (and it definitely needs to be a reaping).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:13:35am

This Epstein crap hitting the impeller now is going to make next year’s election a real issue. If politicians are involved (and I have no doubt some are), this will make Watergate look like Hide and Seek.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:14:20am

re: #314 lawhawk

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MsJ  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:19:39am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:23:07am

Sasse Statemnt on Epstein Ruling (Goes to the US Senate page of Ben Sasse, NE-R)

“Jeffrey Epstein is a monster and his victims deserve justice,” said Senator Sasse. “I’m relieved that the court agrees that it was wrong to hide this child rapist’s pathetically soft deal from his victims, in violation of federal law. The fact that it’s taken this long to get this far is heartbreaking and infuriating. The Department of Justice should use this opportunity to reopen its non-prosecution agreement so that Epstein and anyone else who abused these children are held accountable.”

Gee, Senator, you voted to confirm Alex Acosta as Labor Secretary.

Either you didn’t do your homework (in which case you shouldn’t be in politics), you didn’t care (in which case you shouldn’t be in politics), or you knew (which puts you in the “monster” camp).

We’re working really hard here to ensure you’re one-and-done. A never-Trumper who votes for everything Trump wants.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:24:17am

The Epstein indictment is out… and there’s just two charges: conspiracy to engage in child sex trafficking, and child sex trafficking.

The conspiracy means one or more other people are going to get arrested as part of this. The indictment does indicated that Epstein, his associates, or employees paid girls to find other girls to engage in sex acts for Epstein. That’s a broad group of people, and could lead to any number of prominent people. At least three employees are specifically identified as Employee-1 (NY), and Employee-2 and Employee-3 (FL) whose actions furthered the criminal acts, with phone calls on behalf of Epstein or other affirmative actions.

Three minor victims are identified in the filing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:28:11am

re: #319 lawhawk

The Epstein indictment is out… and there’s just two charges: conspiracy to engage in child sex trafficking, and child sex trafficking.

I imagine he’s not going to want a jury where the members are parents.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:29:00am
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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:29:45am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s easier to treat someone in an inhumane manner if you dehumanize them at every step, starting with training.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:31:49am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m fine with sending every one of these douchecanoe leaders of CBP to the unemployment line.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:32:36am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:33:35am

re: #321 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If the tweeter in this response is to be believed, there is a sickness that extends beyond CBP:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:34:46am

Shocker that the media overlooked this, I know.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:36:57am

The misogyny of conservatives never ceases to amaze me. In reference to the US Women’s Soccer (Football to you people who don’t speak ‘Murican) team’s victory:

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Danack  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:40:24am

re: #255 retired cynic

The Astronomy Picture of the Day is great today:
apod.nasa.gov

Thanks for posting that. Instant new desktop background here. And it’s great to see something that is awesomely wonderous as a break from the standard awesomely horrifying.

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:43:32am

re: #323 Anymouse 🌹

I’m fine with sending every one of these douchecanoe leaders of CBP to the unemployment line.

We’ll have to make sure they can’t be hired by police forces.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:50:28am

I’m off to bed. Catch y’all later. I hope I didn’t post too many comments … sometimes I just want to respond to everything.

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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:55:17am
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MsJ  Jul 8, 2019 • 7:56:20am

re: #248 Ming5000

I was just in the Epstein threads too. There seems to be such a huge trove of evidence and so many threads of contact and corruption. It is overwhelming.

One additional thing I am picking up is, where did all of Epstein’s money come from? “Hedge Fund Manager” seems to be a throw away excuse. One thing I have learned in the past 2-3 years is, the rich move money around with ease. Epstein’s trafficking may have been an income stream on its own.

Young girls (and boys) are very expensive. I would be confident in saying that this would be not just an income stream but a major one.

And Mom is right…this is one person (serving many). This is not an exception to the rule. And when rich people are involved, they can buy and sell the rest of us at will.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:04:14am

re: #231 Dread Pirate

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Yeah but if you do it online you can’t write “Go fuck yourself, Donny” over the citizenship question.

I’ve done online questionnaires. In many cases, you cannot leave a question unanswered; it won’t allow you to advance to the next screen or submit without completing everything. Trump is a disgrace and Barr is even worse. Hopefully, Barr will face the same fate as Nixon’s John Mitchell and end up in prison, a home he richly deserves.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:05:02am

DC is taking it on the chin this morning with severe flooding:

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:09:13am

re: #336 lawhawk

DC is taking it on the chin this morning with severe flooding:

God tried to tell Trump on the 4th. If Trump had only listened…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:10:56am

re: #319 lawhawk

The Epstein indictment is out… and there’s just two charges: conspiracy to engage in child sex trafficking, and child sex trafficking.

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The conspiracy means one or more other people are going to get arrested as part of this. The indictment does indicated that Epstein, his associates, or employees paid girls to find other girls to engage in sex acts for Epstein. That’s a broad group of people, and could lead to any number of prominent people. At least three employees are specifically identified as Employee-1 (NY), and Employee-2 and Employee-3 (FL) whose actions furthered the criminal acts, with phone calls on behalf of Epstein or other affirmative actions.

Three minor victims are identified in the filing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:12:51am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Epstein indictment is out… and there’s just two charges: conspiracy to engage in child sex trafficking, and child sex trafficking.

Remember how fond they were of the headline “Clinton Supporter Harvey Weinstein?”

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:16:57am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:17:02am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ghislaine Maxwell is a licensed pilot who supposedly flew the so-called Lolita Express (in addition to recruiting and grooming girls—and maybe even participating). I will be surprised if she isn’t indicted as part of the conspiracy.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:20:32am

re: #333 MsJ

Young girls (and boys) are very expensive. I would be confident in saying that this would be not just an income stream but a major one.

And Mom is right…this is one person (serving many). This is not an exception to the rule. And when rich people are involved, they can buy and sell the rest of us at will.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:21:13am
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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:22:40am

David Anderson over at Balloon Juice has an interesting finding related to using high deductibles to force consumers to make better choices: Doctors, who are the one group with the most knowledge of the system, able to make informed choices of the type of care, were able to reduce their care only 20% compared to those less informed. 20% isn’t anywhere near enough to validate the idea that consumers can control health care prices through informed choices.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:24:05am

re: #344 Belafon

David Anderson over at Balloon Juice has an interesting finding related to using high deductibles to force consumers to make better choices: Doctors, who are the one group with the most knowledge of the system, able to make informed choices of the type of care, were able to reduce their care only 20% compared to those less informed. 20% isn’t anywhere near enough to validate the idea that consumers can control health care prices through informed choices.

Especially since healthcare pricing is as clear as mud.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:26:05am

re: #344 Belafon

Still waiting for a teabagger to tell me how I can shop for medical care when I have a stroke or heart attack…

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William Lewis  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:27:51am

re: #334 lawhawk

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Video

It’s a good trailer. If the movie lives up to it, I’ll be happy. As a return gift here’s a great game trailer that dropped the other day:

Warframe - Official Intro Cinematic

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:30:35am

re: #345 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Especially since healthcare pricing is intentionally designed to be as clear as mud.

added that

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gwangung  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:31:32am

re: #334 lawhawk

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Goddam it. I had an evil sorceress fighting a badass warrior woman script FIRST.

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danarchy  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:33:32am

Apparently Eric Swallwell dropping out of the race made enough space for Tom Steyer to get in:

edition.cnn.com

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Belafon  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:35:58am

re: #350 danarchy

Apparently Eric Swallwell dropping out of the race made enough space for Tom Steyer to get in:

edition.cnn.com

I’m so curious as to why these people want to become trivia answers.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:36:06am

re: #346 Joe Bacon 🌹

Still waiting for a teabagger to tell me how I can shop for medical care when I have a stroke or heart attack…

And how to decide whether a symptom represents something serious that requires immediate attention or is just a minor ailment that will resolve itself in the next day. Or to buy into the disgraceful notion that the level of necessary treatment a person receives depends on their assets: it is one thing to say that non-essential amenities (e.g. the television in the hospital room) may be superior for those who can afford it but the actual treatment should be based on health needs and not income. Every effort to undermine the ACA revolves around telling poor people to die because they cannot afford treatment from their own pocketbooks.

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jaunte  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:36:32am

re: #350 danarchy

Steyer really ought to use his money to swing some Senate races instead of this vanity project.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:38:14am

“I’ve known Jeff [Epstein] for 15 years. Terrific guy,” Mr Trump was quoted as saying in [a] New York Magazine profile. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Enough to wreck any other politician’s career, not enough to move the needle here…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:38:39am

re: #353 jaunte

Steyer really ought to use his money to swing some Senate races instead of this vanity project.

I agree. He could also use his assets to buy conservative media publications and convert them into platforms promoting truth.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:41:20am

re: #354 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“I’ve known Jeff [Epstein] for 15 years. Terrific guy,” Mr Trump was quoted as saying in [a] New York Magazine profile. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Enough to wreck any other politician’s career, not enough to move the needle here…

“I could stand In the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:42:50am

re: #356 Hecuba’s daughter

“I could stand In the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”

They would all be lining up to explain why it was a necessary act to Make America Great Again

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Decatur Deb  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:43:19am

re: #356 Hecuba’s daughter

“I could stand In the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”

Demonstrating that, from the start, Trump and his handlers had a more realistic view of the American electorate than we did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:44:48am

re: #358 Decatur Deb

Demonstrating that, from the start, Trump and his handlers had a more realistic view of the American electorate than we did.

Whatever else one can say about him, he does know how manipulate the broadcast media.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:45:44am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Whatever else one can say about him, he does know how manipulate the broadcast media.

The WWE taught him a lot.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:49:49am

A good boi break.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:52:55am

The donnie cult are extra unhinged today. Apparently today’s presser proves that Obama is gay, Pizzagate is real, and HRC drank children’s blood.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:53:05am

re: #360 Decatur Deb

The WWE taught him a lot.

He does punch at a gut level, and the crowd loves a Heel

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jaunte  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:53:21am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:55:21am

re: #363 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He does punch at a gut level, and the crowd loves a Heel

There are more than enough rubes to keep the show on the road.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:55:54am

re: #364 jaunte

Narrator: But he knew all about it.

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jaunte  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:56:55am

re: #366 Dr. Matt

The most absurdly unbelievable lies are now so commonplace they flow by unremarked.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 8:58:52am

You’ll never guess who was Epstein’s next-door neighbor. BILL COSBY

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jaunte  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:03:18am

re: #368 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The end of that thread: international trafficking.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:03:57am

SDNY’s Berman said that people shouldn’t read into the fact that the Public Corruption Unit is handling the Epstein case, and not the human trafficking team. Except that we should. Because of the circle of people Epstein was in, and who might be swept up in the case.

There are any number of big names that could be involved.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:06:10am

re: #370 lawhawk

The righties believe he was referring to mike cernovich regarding the “excellent investigative journalism”.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:08:00am

re: #369 jaunte

The end of that thread: international trafficking.

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The Q cultists were right that a global child sex trafficking network existed. They were only wrong about everything else.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:10:02am

re: #372 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Q cultists were right that a global child sex trafficking network existed. They were only wrong about everything else.

PROJECTING LIKE AN IMAX IN OUTER SPACE… SPACE… SPAAAACE…..

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:11:12am

re: #371 Dr. Matt

The righties believe he was referring to mike cernovich regarding the “excellent investigative journalism”.

Cernovich was getting praised on Breitbart radio this morning. No mention of the Miami Herald, of course. They blamed the “Obama DOJ” for Epstein’s wrist slap without uttering Acosta’s name.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:12:26am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:14:38am

re: #375 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Berman says FBI search of Epstein E. 71st mansion on Saturday yielded among other things photos of nide under age girls. Mind boggling, with the net obviously closing, he didn’t wipe the place clean.

Wonder if that means that he is hoping to have big names to trade for lighter sentence? Hoping he never breathes any air in freedom again for the rest of his misbegotten life.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:16:50am

re: #376 Hecuba’s daughter

Wonder if that means that he is hoping to have big names to trade for lighter sentence? Hoping he never breathes any air in freedom again for the rest of his misbegotten life.

SDNY isn’t likely to give any plea deals in human trafficking cases. They want scalps, and they’re getting his - since he’s already a sex offender by terms of the FL deal.

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jaunte  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:19:02am
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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:19:25am

Prosecutors call for no bail: extraordinary flight risk and concern that Epstein could pressure witnesses.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:23:30am

re: #354 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“I’ve known Jeff [Epstein] for 15 years. Terrific guy,” Mr Trump was quoted as saying in [a] New York Magazine profile. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Enough to wreck any other politician’s career, not enough to move the needle here…

The Cernoviches out there are pitching this as “he was sending out a coded warning.”

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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:25:04am

SDNY is currently the center of the universe when it comes to all things Trump now.

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Skip Intro  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:26:12am

re: #343 lawhawk

Good plan.

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jaunte  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:26:22am
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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:27:07am

re: #380 Barefoot Grin

The Cernoviches out there are pitching this as “he was sending out a coded warning.”

So, Donnie knew his buddy was raping children and failed to notify authorities? Ok, please proceed…..

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DangerMan  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:27:28am

g’day all

not much to update re #thegreatpoolpondconversion since this saturday post

it looks like this new structure and a new tarp will get us through about 3 months or so

mrs dm remarked “we have to make pond while the sun shines”
i rolled my eyes, gave her a kiss, and that’s what we did.

————————

here’s my summary Re us and Iran boiled down from my reading of this morning’s news

- we (actually trump himself) unilaterally withdrew from the deal
- Iran started enriching uranium. going over the limit of a deal that no longer exists (at least for us)

so what brilliant strategy awaits us?

- negotiate a new deal? would look a lot like the last deal (a la nafta 2) though he’d lie to his base. Why would Iran bother? they couldnt possibly trust him.

- more sanctions? what the hell is left that’s not already sanctioned? he’s even going after individuals in government

- war! (and, you know, screw congress). sure drones wouldnt put americans in danger (ahem) immediately. But Iran’s not stupid - they could *easily* have something blown up here. I don’t even want to game that one out.

foreign policy *is* looking at the board 20 moves into the future. well the future just smacked him in the puss.

he’s got no good options, and he did this to himself.

p.s. that ABC news poll, that’s got him “up to 44% approval”. dont waste any energy on it. if you do, note that trump loses to the top 5 dems (including mayor pete!), and is running even with “generic socialist”

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A Mom Anon  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:29:02am

I saved a bee today!!! I noticed one in the rose of Sharon outside the kitchen window that looked like it was about to die, perched on a closed flower. So I got a spoon, put some sugar and a little water in it, got the bee to crawl on it and get a drink. He fell out once and landed on his back, so we tried again. A couple minutes later he was able to fly away.

I Am The Saver of BEES 🐝 !!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:30:23am

re: #384 Dr. Matt

So, Donnie knew his buddy was raping children and failed to notify authorities? Ok, please proceed…..

Yes, the stupidity is embarrassing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:33:21am

re: #387 Barefoot Grin

Yes, the stupidity is embarrassing.

arrogance

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:34:38am

re: #385 DangerMan

…..
————————

here’s my summary Re us and Iran boiled down from my reading of this morning’s news

- we (actually trump himself) unilaterally withdrew from the deal
- Iran started enriching uranium. going over the limit of a deal that no longer exists (at least for us)

so what brilliant strategy awaits us?

- negotiate a new deal? would look a lot like the last deal (a la nafta 2) though he’d lie to his base. Why would Iran bother? they couldnt possibly trust him.

- more sanctions? what the hell is left that’s not already sanctioned? he’s even going after individuals in government

- war! (and, you know, screw congress). sure drones wouldnt put americans in danger (ahem) immediately. But Iran’s not stupid - they could *easily* have something blown up here. I don’t even want to game that one out.

foreign policy *is* looking at the board 20 moves into the future. well the future just smacked him in the puss.

he’s got no good options, and he did this to himself.

p.s. that ABC news poll, that’s got him “up to 44% approval”. dont waste any energy on it. if you do, note that trump loses to the top 5 dems (including mayor pete!), and is running even with “generic socialist”

1. Polls are worthless at such an early point in the campaign. They just serve to distract from the issues. They are also pretty much worthless later in the campaign when the voters are more familiar with the candidates.
2. Iran can just follow the NK strategy: write Trump a beautiful letter, fête him in Tehran, acclaim his brilliance, and continue developing their weaponry. Trump will willingly accede to any request they make as long as they accompany it with praise for him and especially if they allow him to build a hotel.

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DangerMan  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:36:06am

re: #364 jaunte

As he left New Jersey a short while ago, @realDonaldTrump⁩ was asked about his reaction to Epstein’s arrest: “I don’t know anything about it.

it’s been in the news for three days

how do you not know anything about it?

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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:38:31am

So, I was just made aware of this. At first, I thought it was a shop. Then I searched it on twitter. It be legit.
IT IS AT THIS JUNCTURE YOU ARE ADVISED TO PUT ANY HOT OR COLD BEVERAGE DOWN ON A SECURE SURFACE AND SWALLOW OR REMOVE ANYTHING IN YOUR MOUTH.

Seriously, this will blow your mind.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:38:59am

Pompeo has created a “human rights” commission to undermine human rights. newrepublic.com

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DangerMan  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:40:38am

re: #386 A Mom Anon

I saved a bee today!!! I noticed one in the rose of Sharon outside the kitchen window that looked like it was about to die, perched on a closed flower. So I got a spoon, put some sugar and a little water in it, got the bee to crawl on it and get a drink. He fell out once and landed on his back, so we tried again. A couple minutes later he was able to fly away.

I Am The Saver of BEES 🐝 !!!!

amazon

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:41:52am

re: #393 DangerMan

[Embedded content]

amazon

We had that when I was a child. Fun!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:42:16am
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DangerMan  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:42:36am

re: #389 Hecuba’s daughter

1. Polls are worthless at such an early point in the campaign. They just serve to distract from the issues. They are also pretty much worthless later in the campaign when the voters are more familiar with the candidates.
2. Iran can just follow the NK strategy: write Trump a beautiful letter, fête him in Tehran, acclaim his brilliance, and continue developing their weaponry. Trump will willingly accede to any request they make as long as they accompany it with praise for him and especially if they allow him to build a hotel.

+1 and +1

still it must suck that he’s only tied with generic socialist and losing by 6 to an actual democratic socialist

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plansbandc  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:43:07am

re: #390 DangerMan

Gosh, it’s almost like he lied about it. Shocking, I know.

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plansbandc  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:44:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:44:38am

re: #391 Teukka

So, I was just made aware of this. At first, I thought it was a shop. Then I searched it on twitter. It be legit.
IT IS AT THIS JUNCTURE YOU ARE ADVISED TO PUT ANY HOT OR COLD BEVERAGE DOWN ON A SECURE SURFACE AND SWALLOW OR REMOVE ANYTHING IN YOUR MOUTH.

I know some Log Cabin Republicans whose mental gymnastics I cannot comprehend, but this is from a galaxy far, far away…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:46:38am

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I’m not a sexual predator, I’m a sex offender.”

Oh, okay. Sure. That makes it SO much better then!

*spit*

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gocart mozart  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:49:05am
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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:51:26am

re: #400 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’m not a sexual predator, I’m a sex offender.”

Oh, okay. Sure. That makes it SO much better then!

*spit*

Predator and sex offender. Most likely of the kind who is in it for the power, not the attraction.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:54:21am

re: #398 plansbandc

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sagehen  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:54:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:55:07am

re: #402 Teukka

Predator and sex offender. Most likely of the kind who is in it for the power, not the attraction.

Still recall the ad-lib line delivered by Kevin Stacey in House of Cards (and now we know why he could bring across it with such conviction)

“Everything is about sex. Except sex itself. Sex is about power.”

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:55:22am

This video was taken in the waters off Staten Island just outside the Narrows (the bridge seen in the distance at the start of the video). That’s pretty frickin’ awesome.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:56:04am

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s going to be a big hit in prison.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:56:40am

re: #407 Dr. Matt

They’re going to put him in protective custody. They know.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 8, 2019 • 9:58:57am

re: #408 lawhawk

They’re going to put him in protective custody. They know.

No way that fucker would not try to flee to some undisclosed location.

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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:01:08am

Fox being Fox - and scum of the earth (but I repeat myself).

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sagehen  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:01:18am

re: #386 A Mom Anon

I saved a bee today!!! I noticed one in the rose of Sharon outside the kitchen window that looked like it was about to die, perched on a closed flower. So I got a spoon, put some sugar and a little water in it, got the bee to crawl on it and get a drink. He fell out once and landed on his back, so we tried again. A couple minutes later he was able to fly away.

I Am The Saver of BEES 🐝 !!!!

WHY WHY WHY??

That bee is going to sting somebody who has an allergy and couldn’t afford Epi-Pens and they’ll die AND IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT!!!!

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plansbandc  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:04:09am

re: #409 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a heartbeat.

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danarchy  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:07:30am

re: #401 gocart mozart

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Why is Jabba the Hut both F and N?

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Semper Fi  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:08:17am

re: #409 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No way that fucker would not try to flee to some undisclosed location.

It’s a great excuse to lock him up!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:14:12am
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MsJ  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:14:34am

re: #379 lawhawk

Prosecutors call for no bail: extraordinary flight risk and concern that Epstein could pressure witnesses.

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Based on the span of losers involved, I would think he wouldn’t be the only one pressuring witnesses.

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DangerMan  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:15:35am

re: #410 lawhawk

Fox anchor on Epstein charges: “Why now? 11 years ago that then-secret plea deal was reached, why is the US government taking another run at putting him behind bars.”

someone committing more crimes after a plea or actually doing, you know, jail time?
absurd
unheard of
unthinkable

what is this ‘three strikes rule’ you speak of? why would there be such a thing?

i swear the people at fox have to stay up nights to come up with stuff so twisted

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gocart mozart  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:16:52am
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William Lewis  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:17:28am

re: #403 Joe Bacon 🌹

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It is so much fun to remind them that “no one knows the time” and that the whole rapture silliness is a new heresy less than 200 years old anyway. Pre-tribulation rapture theology was popularized extensively in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren - just another bunch of grifters.

420
Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:19:09am

re: #410 lawhawk

Fox being Fox - and scum of the earth (but I repeat myself).

Brought to you by the same people that have been (re-)persecuting the Clintons for decades.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:20:17am

Conservatives:
Baby Gulags? Meh.
Trump’s associate Epstein arrested? *crickets*
Black actress casted as The Little Mermaid? There will be hell to pay!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:21:13am
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Teukka  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:21:46am

re: #419 William Lewis

It is so much fun to remind them that “no one knows the time” and that the whole rapture silliness is a new heresy less than 200 years old anyway. Pre-tribulation rapture theology was popularized extensively in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren - just another bunch of grifters.

Between Friday, 22 May 2020 and Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

1290 days after 9 November 2016 to
1335 days after 20 January 2017.
(See Daniel in Bible).


See also my #283

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:21:53am
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Dr. Matt  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:25:23am

Right: BuH, buhht… bILL cLiNtOn!!

Left: Arrest anyone who’s guilty including Clinton or Trump.

Right: BuH, buhht… bILL cLiNtOn!!

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plansbandc  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:29:17am

I always think of this scene in “Six Feet Under” when the rapture gets mentioned. NSFW

Six Feet Under 02 Dorothy Sheedy

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gwangung  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:29:56am

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jeez. 8 ft. of displacement!

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Ming5000  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:29:58am

re: #305 lawhawk

I see…. and raise Alabama, the GOP, and Roy Moore.

They still took the alleged child sex predator over anyone with a D after their name.

True. I read that 91% of R’s voted for Moore

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:36:35am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:40:37am
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lawhawk  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:41:27am

Well… in the battle to see who’d get indicted first and whose criminality is more breathtaking, Bibi has staked out a narrow lead:

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Decatur Deb  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:48:58am

re: #428 Ming5000

True. I read that 91% of R’s voted for Moore

But more importantly, many GOPs didn’t vote at all.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 8, 2019 • 10:54:25am

re: #406 lawhawk

It was so obviously showing off for the camera.

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DangerMan  Jul 8, 2019 • 11:04:36am

re: #430 The Pie Overlord!

Not that Donald would recognize a “brilliant constitutional lawyer” anyway, but John Eastman is a right-wing kook, who is the Chairman of the Board of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

brilliant constitutional lawyer is alleging there was no crime so no prosecutor should have been appointed

- mueller was special counsel, not ‘prosecutor’

- how do you know there’s ‘no crime’ if you don’t investigate?

twaddle

435
sagehen  Jul 8, 2019 • 11:09:47am

re: #434 DangerMan

brilliant constitutional lawyer is alleging there was no crime so no prosecutor should have been appointed

- mueller was special counsel, not ‘prosecutor’

- how do you know there’s ‘no crime’ if you don’t investigate?

twaddle

One might think that 39 indictments, half a dozen guilty pleas, 2 people who already served sentences, 2 more people currently in jail and 3 more awaiting sentencing (plus several awaiting trial)….

would be proof on its face that in fact, there were crimes.

But what do I know? IANAL.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 8, 2019 • 11:42:52am

re: #411 sagehen

Well, without bees we have no food really. And I grow a bit of food every growing season, so there’s that. I keep finding dead ones around, they are dropping dead because of habitat destruction and some kinds of chemicals. Not a good thing.


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