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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:46:18am
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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:50:24am

There’s no good answer for why Acosta gave Epstein a sweetheart deal that enabled him to continue in illegal behavior. Epstein’s conduct as outlined in the FL indictment should have ended his freedom. Thanking the SDNY for prosecuting Epstein a decade later doesn’t excuse Acosta when he could have put Epstein away for life.

The crimes alleged are so heinous and awful that he never should have seen light of day again, even under a plea. The circumstances of the plea are suspect. The slap on the wrist is suspect. That a judge signed off on this is suspect.

It reeks of power, wealth, and privilege.

And now we also know Acosta was trying to undermine US efforts to stop human trafficking by seeking to cut funding by 80% twice in 2018. That’s not normal behavior either - not when Trump routinely claims that those coming into the US illegally are doing so because of terrorists or criminal elements trafficking people. None of this adds up.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:51:43am
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Ming5000  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:52:50am

Ugh, Chuck Todd

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:52:56am

Was there any monitoring of this guy under the plea deal or did they just cut him loose?

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:53:04am

Trump is going to dump Acosta for looking weak on tv.

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BigPapa  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:54:32am

re: #4 Ming5000

Ugh, Chuck Todd

Rude! Chuck Meet is gross.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:55:07am

This news conference might not be the best way to put this problem to sleep.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:55:20am

I replaced the video above with the Washington Post live feed, because Chuck Todd.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:55:46am
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:55:50am

Pick weak toadies because they’ll do whatever ordered,
and then pout that they don’t come off “strong looking.”

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:55:55am

re: #6 jaunte

Trump is going to dump Acosta for looking weak on tv.

Trump’s going to ask someone to ask Acosta to resign.

Trump will not fire Acosta directly. Trump is a weak bully who can’t stomach confrontation.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:57:49am

re: #2 lawhawk

I want someone on that fucking sheriff who let Epstein have a private wing of the jail as he went to “work” on a bogus work release deal for a company conveniently created a few weeks before the sentencing.

Again Epstein is NOT the only sex trafficker out there. Why are women and children such objects of hate and loathing? What the hell is happening that there’s even a demand for this? WTF?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 11:57:55am

re: #6 jaunte

Trump is going to dump Acosta for looking weak on tv.

More coffee boys for the discard pile.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:01:23pm

Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative” holds forth on gun rights.

Facebook Post

Sorry, Dr. Don, Scalia is extinct.

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:01:23pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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I think the second thing is much more important than people realize. Supporting that POS has shown starkly the utter moral bankruptcy and hypocrisy of the Fundamentalist Evangelicals in this world.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:01:30pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:03:11pm
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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:04:21pm

re: #17 jaunte

So, Acosta was victimizing the victims again - by refusing to provide them with information about how to recoup legal costs?

Yeah, that’s not a good look.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:04:22pm

You’re there for an audience of one, Alex. Cut the bullshit.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:05:47pm

This guy is just awful. No wonder Trump hired him.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:06:48pm

If the Marquis de Sade had Acosta for a prosecutor, he might have become Minister of Education under the Republic.

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BigPapa  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:06:53pm

Epstein and Acosta are screwed here. I saw a Tweet, unconfirmed, that other victims were coming forth to attorneys.

New victims.

If Trump is culpable, a wise assumption, this could overwhelm the cultist evangelical log jam of 22 current women who’ve said Trump has harassed/assaulted them.

Justice may finally be at hand for many women who had their childhood taken away.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:07:15pm

Another gross Trump enabler.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:08:03pm

Oh shit. A reporter from One America News is there asking a question.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:08:42pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:09:10pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:09:20pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

WTF. He said that??!

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:09:27pm

re: #23 BigPapa

SDNY was asking victims to come forward.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:10:48pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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That’s 11 fucking years ago, not the Middle Ages.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:10:48pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

This was allegedly a quote from a tweet by David Frum. Deleted.

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MsJ  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:11:36pm

re: #18 jaunte

If that was true, would what is going on in NY not be voided?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:12:38pm

Now Acosta is for sure getting fired. He’s answering a question in Spanish.

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MsJ  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:12:52pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

“Mr Epstein was a very wealthy and important person, his friends even more so, and these girls - much as we sympathized with them - just weren’t either of those things.”

You have got to be shitting me that this is verbatim. Really?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:13:10pm

re: #18 jaunte

When Acosta made his plea deal with Epstein, something even more important happened…Epstein and 4 of his accomplices received immunity from ALL FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES.

AND immunity was granted to “ANY POTENTIAL CO-CONSPIRATORS” who were involved in Epstein’s crimes.

This is, for me at least, the most important issue.

Who, exactly, were those “potential co-conspirators”? And why on earth did everyone involved essentially get mass, blanket immunity?

That’s seriously fucked up.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:14:01pm

re: #31 Ace Rothstein

This was allegedly a quote from a tweet by David Frum. Deleted.

Yes, I just learned that Frum was being sarcastic. I deleted my retweet.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:15:02pm

re: #34 MsJ

No. See #36 above.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:15:43pm
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garzooma  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:16:20pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

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Please ask him why he extended immunity to unnamed third parties and if his true motive in doing so was to cover up for powerful men including his current boss

“In your 2011 letter explaining the deal, you stated ‘Defense counsel investigated individual prosecutors and their families, looking for personal peccadilloes that may provide a basis for disqualification’. Defense counsel Alan Dershowitz says ‘That’s just dead wrong. I would never participate in anything of that kind. Of course we investigated the witnesses but not Acosta’s deputies. That’s absurd’. Who’s lying, you or Dershowitz?”

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:16:58pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Yes, I just learned that Frum was being sarcastic. I deleted my retweet.

Practitioners of sarcasm should be certified and licensed.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:17:02pm

This guy is a weasel.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:19:51pm

re: #37 Ace Rothstein

No. See #36 above.

The fact that Poe’s law is in play on that statement tells you just where they are. Guess what, Evangelicals, that’s where you are as well.

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:20:42pm

re: #35 Dr Lizardo

How was it in the interest of justice that immunity granted to coconspirators on child sex trafficking (reduced to prostitution)? How was it in the interest of justice to give Epstein a slap on the wrist? How was it in the interest of justice to give a sweetheart deal to a sex predator? How was it in the interest of justice to withhold specific information about compensation from the victims?

None of this was in the interest of justice.

It was entirely in the interest of protecting rich and powerful people from the consequences of their criminality.

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:21:06pm
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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:24:47pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:26:25pm
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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:29:42pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

In a nutshell why victims don’t come forward.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:30:35pm

re: #47 lawhawk

In a nutshell why victims don’t come forward.

THIS. Acosta is a horrible human being.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:30:55pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:32:37pm

Maybe the Moscow/Trump/Evangelical Axis is about to unravel. I’m switching part of my portfolio from munitions to guillotine futures and weed production just in case.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:33:17pm

Now let’s talk about Acosta’s qualifications to be Secretary of Labor, charged with protecting the health, safety, and rights of 100 million workers.

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:33:20pm

re: #50 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Maybe the Moscow/Trump/Evangelical Axis is about to unravel. I’m switching part of my portfolio from munitions to guillotine futures and weed production just in case.

Meh. Tyvek bunny suit and kevlar helmet futures :3

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:33:47pm

re: #50 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Maybe the Moscow/Trump/Evangelical Axis is about to unravel. I’m switching part of my portfolio from munitions to guillotine futures and weed production just in case.

Brick wall replacement companies might see an uptick in business as well.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:34:05pm

re: #51 Decatur Deb

LOL. Yeah, right.

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Citizen K  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:34:15pm

Voter purging and suppression probably isn’t helping either, but…this is fucking bleak.

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Ming5000  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:34:49pm

I can see that Acosta is the face that most victims confront when seeking help. Such stark disinterest and detachment.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:38:38pm

re: #55 Citizen K

Voter purging and suppression probably isn’t helping either, but…this is fucking bleak.

Remember those party apparatuses - DNC, DCCC, DSCC - that Democrats no longer like to donate to?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:40:04pm

re: #55 Citizen K

Here in San Diego county, currently there are a bit over 20k more Democratic party registrants than there was at the 2018 election.

The local GOP has increased too… by only 2k.

So the local Dems are outpacing the GOP 10:1.

So it’s kind of hard for me to grok what is in that link you posted.

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Citizen K  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:44:34pm

re: #58 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here in San Diego county, currently there are a bit over 20k more Democratic party registrants than there was at the 2018 election.

The local GOP has increased too… by only 2k.

So the local Dems are outpacing the GOP 10:1.

So it’s kind of hard for me to grok what is in that link you posted.

But that’s California, where the GOP is already kind of decimated. This is specifically talking about battleground and swing states, many of which already went GOP in ‘16, and seem to be surging even more red now because fuck all.

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:45:57pm

Right wingers have been trying to use that angle to implicate Obama, but all this took place while GWB was President. Obama was still a Senator.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:46:46pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:46:59pm

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles:

Worshippers gathered to pray at the La Luz del Mundo church in East Los Angeles Wednesday in the wake of the church’s leader Joaquín García facing human trafficking and child rape charges.

García and a 24-year-old church follower were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office said.

García is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.

Becerra filed 26 charges against him, ranging from human trafficking and production of child pornography to rape of a minor.

García is being held in Los Angeles on $50 million bail.

Prosecutors asked for the high bail amount because they noted the church has plenty of money and international ties. They want to ensure Garcia does not flee the country.

A criminal complaint filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges García committed the felonies over an approximately four year period.

Church officials insist the allegations are false.

abc13.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:47:06pm

I really am a broken record on this: the Republican party is explicitly becoming the party of the collapsed worldview.

It is a party which now is built on those who are afraid that their god is going to be taken away from them. (Hint: it’s already happened.)

re: #59 Citizen K

It’s still hard for me to grok. There are places in this country where the Democratic machine is working quite fine (and it’s not just because we’re California.)

Substantially, if what you are saying is true, then this is the process of redesigning our political parties in process. If the Democratic party cannot grow in certain areas, in light of the Trump disaster, then those local parties need to really change.

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Citizen K  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:47:20pm

re: #60 lawhawk

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Right wingers have been trying to use that angle to implicate Obama, but all this took place while GWB was President. Obama was still a Senator.

You think this will matter to Republicans who still blame Obama for Katrina?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:48:37pm

Did anybody ask Acosta why he took the unprecedented step of indemnifying unnamed third parties in Epstein’s NPA?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:50:35pm

re: #65 goddamnedfrank

Did anybody ask Acosta why he took the unprecedented step of indemnifying unnamed third parties in Epstein’s NPA?

It’s such a simple question, really.

“Mr. Acosta, why did you take the unprecedented step of granting blanket mass immunity to unnamed co-conspirators in the Epstein plea deal?”

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 12:57:50pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:00:01pm

re: #66 Dr Lizardo

It’s such a simple question, really.

“Mr. Acosta, why did you take the unprecedented step of granting blanket mass immunity to unnamed co-conspirators in the Epstein plea deal?”

It’s not so simple for a political media that has protection of Republicans by supporting the Great Both-Siderist Lie as its only job.

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Semper Fi  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:00:38pm

re: #18 jaunte

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Acosta is defending this?
Trump would too.

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MsJ  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:01:18pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

Hadda look it up.

ragdolled

To be forcefully grabbed and shaken with such ferocity that the recipient resembles a ragdoll, usually occuring when a person has to restrain from more direct attacks for the sake of some bad concequences. For example nightclub bouncers/men with angry girlfriends/prison guards etc.

The cheeky twat thought he was a proper hard c**t til the bouncers ragdolled him all over the bar before chucking him out.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:01:46pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

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I can’t imagine being that angry all the time just because you’re short.

I mean, I am 4’11” and I would not have dated this shmuck.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:03:10pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

He might possibly be blaming his troubles on the wrong causes.

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:04:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:04:35pm
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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:04:59pm

re: #40 Decatur Deb

Practitioners of sarcasm should be certified and licensed.

you being sarcastic there? //

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:05:54pm

The lady at the end saying “Oh my Gawd! I just wanted bagels” absolutely killed me.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:07:09pm

re: #5 DangerMan

Was there any monitoring of this guy under the plea deal or did they just cut him loose?

That’s a great question. I suspect that he was free to do whatever he liked with no monitoring. Such a shame for his victims.

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b.d.  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:08:14pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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Chuck and Laura not being invited has me pleased to no end, Garrison being dis-invited is the icing on the cake.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:09:15pm

re: #60 lawhawk

The answer was basically, there has indeed been reporting to that effect, and hey there has been reporting “to a lot of effects,” and gosh you end up down a rabbit hole with this stuff, dontchaknow.

so you didnt verify?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:10:50pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

I’m dying of laughter. What is wrong with that little man though? Calm the hell down, Dude. Short men get love all the time.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:11:48pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

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he asked for it
he got it

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:12:13pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

I’m 5’4”. I’ve never had any problems meeting and dating women.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:12:41pm

re: #71 The Pie Overlord!

I can’t imagine being that angry all the time just because you’re short.

I mean, I am 4’11” and I would not have dated this shmuck.

you look taller

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:12:52pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:13:15pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:14:27pm

re: #82 Ace Rothstein

I’m 6’ 4”, but mostly don’t scream about my women problems at people buying bagels.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:14:46pm

re: #77 Patricia Kayden

That’s a great question. I suspect that he was free to do whatever he liked with no monitoring. Such a shame for his victims.

*if* that’s the case you’d have to be stone stupid to think he wouldnt pick up where he left off

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:16:29pm

re: #82 Ace Rothstein

I’m 5’4”. I’ve never had any problems meeting and dating women.

5’10” or so here
mrs dm is taller than i am

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ericblair  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:16:34pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

I’m not normally a huge proponent of physical violence but it’s hard not to laugh when a guy who keeps saying YOU WANT SUMMA THIS finally, in fact, gets summa that.

I think that historically the people who yelled MOLON LABE COME AND TAKE IT: well, the opponents said ok, and did just that.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:16:54pm

WTFITS

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:17:27pm

re: #90 The Pie Overlord!

Got his turducken wires crossed.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:17:46pm

re: #86 jaunte

I’m 6’ 4”, but mostly don’t scream about my women problems at people buying bagels.

does that mean you have a different go-to food?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:18:44pm

re: #82 Ace Rothstein

I’m 5’4”. I’ve never had any problems meeting and dating women.

And you don’t have to embarrass the hell out of yourself in a deli to do so. 😂

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:19:24pm

re: #92 DangerMan

Man Arrested In Screaming Incident At Pho Stand

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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:20:18pm

re: #47 lawhawk

That’s by design.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:20:35pm

re: #76 goddamnedfrank

The lady at the end saying “Oh my Gawd! I just wanted bagels” absolutely killed me.

Come for the bagels, stay to watch the ass-whuppin’.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:21:50pm

re: #96 Dr Lizardo

Come for the bagels, stay to watch the ass-whuppin’.

Like a hockey game where a fight breaks out. It’s a two-fer!!

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:21:52pm

as you know, i cant copy/paste tweets….

@KevinMKruse
I’m *pretty* sure that child rape was frowned upon way back in 2006.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:22:36pm

re: #94 jaunte

Man Arrested In Screaming Incident At Pho Stand

cause some dude said you mispronounced ‘Pho’, right?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:24:18pm
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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:24:35pm

re: #95 A Mom Anon

That’s by design.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:27:30pm
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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:29:20pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

Didn’t he try one of these earlier this year for a different person? I want to think so, and I’m trying to remember the outcome.

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:29:34pm

re: #76 goddamnedfrank

The lady at the end saying “Oh my Gawd! I just wanted bagels” absolutely killed me.

This is the best comment in the thread:

True story. This place is crawling with assholes like that.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:29:52pm

re: #100 Patricia Kayden

There’s black people that have been prosecuted and imprisoned (without “work” privileges) longer than Epstein for a dime bag of weed.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:29:52pm

Time to call it a night. Have fun, Lizards.

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:32:46pm

re: #104 makeitstop

I heard Bagel Boss, and had to google to see which one this happened in… but yeah, we see these misogynstic bigots all the time. I look down on them (I’m 6’1”) and I was the runt in the family - brother is taller.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:33:18pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

He didn’t admit any responsibility or apologize for anything. Therefore he’ll keep his job destroying worker protections.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:37:13pm

re: #82 Ace Rothstein

I’m 5’4”. I’ve never had any problems meeting and dating women.

I’m 5’3. I’ve had women straight up refuse to go on a date with me because of my height.

Oh well. Their loss. :P

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:38:45pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:39:31pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:42:21pm

re: #111 gocart mozart

$10 000 month mortgage? Get a smaller house.

$500 for Car Insurance? I pay less then half that for my two vehicles.

I think that food budget could be trimmed a bit too. $100 a day on food seems a bit excessive.

Also, Bitcoin? Are you fucking kidding me?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:42:40pm

Lre: #90 The Pie Overlord!

WTFITS

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I guess their kidneys were beating hard as they charged LaGuardia.

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KGxvi  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:43:08pm

re: #111 gocart mozart

Also, maybe not have a $10k/mo mortgage, or spend $8k on things like flights, unborn child college funds, and whatever Vanguard is

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:43:49pm

re: #114 KGxvi

Also, maybe not have a $10k/mo mortgage, or spend $8k on things like flights, unborn child college funds, and whatever Vanguard is

And are Party Supplies really essential?

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piratedan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:43:52pm

re: #111 gocart mozart

WHO THE HELL IS DROPPING 3K a month on food?

cripes, are they feeding a football team?

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:44:55pm

Wall-E:

Recycling facilities across the U.S. are starting to use robots guided by artificial intelligence (AI) to sort waste streams more quickly and accurately than human workers. For example, Sarasota, FL-based Single Stream Recyclers is planning to add eight robots from AMP Robotics to the six it already operates to help it process up to 350 tons of recycling waste a day. The robots can sort 80 items per minute, about twice as much as the average human worker. AMP uses robots from third-party vendors, to which it adds machine learning software trained on databases of images of water bottles, beer cans, milk jugs, food cartons, and other items. Meanwhile, a Berkeley County, SC, recycling facility is using nine robots from AI developer Bulk Handling Systems, which also uses off-the-shelf robots to execute its proprietary AI algorithms.

wsj.com

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ericblair  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:45:17pm

re: #116 piratedan

WHO THE HELL IS DROPPING 3K a month on food?

cripes, are they feeding a football team?

That’s $100 a day. I think you’d get fucking sick of lobster tails after a couple of weeks.

And it’s $10k a month mortgage IN KANSAS. What, they bought half the state?

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:47:40pm

re: #105 Ace Rothstein

There’s black people that have been prosecuted and imprisoned (without “work” privileges) longer than Epstein for a dime bag of weed.

,,,who are then supervisied, when they get out

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KGxvi  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:49:03pm

re: #118 ericblair

That’s $100 a day. I think you’d get fucking sick of lobster tails after a couple of weeks.

And it’s $10k a month mortgage IN KANSAS. What, they bought half the state?

Two people eating out 3-4 times a day could probably get you to $100/day. Even if you just splurge on dinner, it’s doable - especially if you’re having a bottle of wine (or two) along with some high end steaks.

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:50:40pm

re: #114 KGxvi

Also, maybe not have a $10k/mo mortgage, or spend $8k on things like flights, unborn child college funds, and whatever Vanguard is

Vanguard is probably an IRA.

$2k on clothes per month? I don’t think I’d be able to spend that much over the span of a couple years. If I spend $500 in an entire year that’s a lot - usually shoes, and a couple of pairs of pants/dresses between me and the Mrs. $2k is like a completely new wardrobe every fucking month.

Party supplies at $400 a month?
$3k in food? Where are you buying your groceries, and are you eating out every fucking meal at a 4 star restaurant?

Bitcoin is the low-hanging fruit.

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:50:46pm

re: #107 lawhawk

I heard Bagel Boss, and had to google to see which one this happened in… but yeah, we see these misogynstic bigots all the time. I look down on them (I’m 6’1”) and I was the runt in the family - brother is taller.

OMG, it was in Bay Shore. A couple of towns over from here.

That dude’s gonna have a rough time for a while. Not undeserved.

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piratedan  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:51:26pm

re: #120 KGxvi

agreed, but if thats the case, you don’t drop 1K a month to charity and you make a few sandwiches, it’s like budgeting 1500 a month for a hit man to take care of your political enemies, not exactly a needed line item in the budget.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:51:43pm

re: #118 ericblair

That’s $100 a day. I think you’d get fucking sick of lobster tails after a couple of weeks.

And it’s $10k a month mortgage IN KANSAS. What, they bought half the state?

According to the article, he claims to have purchased a $1.2M home on a 10 year note.

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:53:16pm

Millionare got 7 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl.

They had sexual contact June 20 and July 5, and then on his plane July 20 while he was flying her between Somerset Airport and Cape Cod, the complaint said. On the flight back, he put the plane in autopilot during one sexual act, the complaint said.

He also received sexually explicit photos of the girl, authorities said.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:53:59pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:57:08pm

re: #101 DangerMan

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 1:58:53pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:00:40pm
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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:01:15pm

re: #112 Eclectic Cyborg

$10 000 month mortgage? Get a smaller house.

$500 for Car Insurance? I pay less then half that for my two vehicles.

I think that food budget could be trimmed a bit too. $100 a day on food seems a bit excessive.

Also, Bitcoin? Are you fucking kidding me?

why we gotta do this every few months?

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:03:21pm

re: #130 DangerMan

“How I spent a lotta money” stories must get a lot of clicks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:04:17pm

re: #125 lawhawk

The “rich people who aren’t assholes” list just gets shorter and shorter every day.

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:04:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:05:33pm

re: #129 jaunte

How about Babies Behind Bars?

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:06:20pm

re: #134 Eclectic Cyborg

“What Chip Roy Doesn’t (Want To) See”

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:07:11pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:07:12pm

re: #128 jaunte

Who you gonna believe? Our Great MAGA POTUS, or some sciency textBOOK of some kind, all full of fake newz?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:08:29pm

re: #130 DangerMan
People need to contact the writers of this stupid irrelevant shit and their publishers. I still think there needs to be more public demand, loudly, that we need actual information to make good choices. Ridicule the fuck out of them, flood their offices with “you cannot be serious you morons” calls. They respond to being the cool kids, make fun of them. Most of the people writing this drivel are rich fucks who think 500k is poverty. Idiots.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:08:44pm

re: #133 gocart mozart

In six months, maybe less, he’ll just wordlessly burble at these things, or say “me make big poopies” and “choc-o-mut ice c’eams, mommy,” and all these dummies will stand behind him exactly as they’re doing now.

we ARE there and this IS that
if you consider six months AGO

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Mike Lamb  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:08:52pm

re: #129 jaunte

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He’s been to the border many times but hasn’t seen a kid in a cage? Having your head up your ass will, in fact, limit your field of vision.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:09:18pm

re: #139 DangerMan

we ARE there and this IS that
if you consider six months AGO

The kidney is in the Heart. Not many people know that.

//

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:12:33pm

re: #138 A Mom Anon

People need to contact the writers of this stupid irrelevant shit and their publishers. I still think there needs to be more public demand, loudly, that we need actual information to make good choices. Ridicule the fuck out of them, flood their offices with “you cannot be serious you morons” calls. They respond to being the cool kids, make fun of them. Most of the people writing this drivel are rich fucks who think 500k is poverty. Idiots.

(one of the) keys to getting and living ‘rich’ is to maintain, to a great extent, how you lived before you came into it

otherwise you have the exact same problem as before, only now with more zeros

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:13:48pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:16:00pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:16:04pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

You won’t really know until you see how Fox and Friends feel about it.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:17:26pm

re: #144 gocart mozart

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Trump is the one with contempt for his country. I love my country which is precisely why I despise Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:18:24pm

re: #144 gocart mozart

upding for Frozen Food Trust Fund Nazi.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:24:39pm

re: #144 gocart mozart

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Given the numerous and sundry studies discussing that Fox viewers are woefully uninformed relative to the rest of the public, I’ll take a pass on watching it….

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:31:54pm

Does Gorka now do the voice for Sideshow Bob?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:36:18pm

re: #120 KGxvi

Two people eating out 3-4 times a day could probably get you to $100/day. Even if you just splurge on dinner, it’s doable - especially if you’re having a bottle of wine (or two) along with some high end steaks.

Every day tho? Do you want gout? Because that’s how you get gout.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:42:53pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:43:58pm
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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:45:12pm

re: #144 gocart mozart

Replying to @IlhanMN
Criticism isn’t the issue, any American should criticize their government. That’s part of being a citizen. Seeming to have contempt for the your country is another thing entirely. Most just want to know you want to be a part of this big crazy family. That’s it. E Pluribus Unum :)

contempt for your country, because it is behaving like an ass, is perfectly acceptable - that’s part of being a citizen

most want to be more than ‘to be part of this big crazy family’

they want to know that they are being represented and heard. that they matter and their vote matters. that their elected government doesnt ignore them, lie to them, or take them for granted.

that there is, in fact, liberty and justice for all.
because if not, there is nothing

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:45:37pm

re: #111 gocart mozart

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This bullshit reminds me of “family TV” in the 50s and 60s. As a poor but relatively smart kid, I was acutely aware that the “average” families portrayed on TV, the Cleavers et al, were in fact rich compared to my family and to most of the people we knew. Producers did not so much disparage the poor and working class as refuse to acknowledge their existence.
The same was true of minorities. When they were acknowledged, it was always in terms of do-gooder suburban stereotypes rather than real people. Later, with the rise of the “rural” sitcom, poorer people did make an appearance, as oafs and buffoons. It was all very demoralizing, especially to some of my working class contemporaries who were perhaps not as well informed as I was. They were actually about average for the time but came to feel that they were clinging to the fringe, barely part of society at all.

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BlueGrl21  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:46:11pm

re: #152 goddamnedfrank

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My Lab does this. Can’t water the damn plants, and if I turn the hose on her to make her stop she LOVES it. I have to lock her inside.

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MsJ  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:48:45pm

re: #86 jaunte

I’m 6’ 4”, but mostly don’t scream about my women problems at people buying bagels.

“Sir, this is a bagel shop” the new Arbys.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:49:38pm
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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:50:14pm
“Ask members of the Washington diplomatic corps about the cables that Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador who resigned Wednesday, wrote to London describing the dysfunction and chaos of the Trump administration, and their response is uniform: We wrote the same stuff,”

New York Times

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:51:16pm

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

re: #158 DangerMan

um…
how did we do that?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:51:17pm

Megan Rapinoe is pwning every alt-right douchebro in the universe. It’s glorious.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:51:36pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

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Yeah aside from not allowing black people any civil rights and permitting slavery, things were great.//

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:52:57pm

re: #160 The Pie Overlord!

Megan Rapinoe is pwning every alt-right douchebro in the universe. It’s glorious.

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Lol triggered baby should go back to Hungary. What a fucking loser and this asshole has Trumps ear.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:55:05pm

re: #8 Decatur Deb

This news conference might not be the best way to put this problem to sleep.

I wonder if it’s a way to say “hey, we’re all really supportive of SDNY and what they’re doing over there” while Barr lays traps to complicate it.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:56:31pm

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Trump openly has degraded allies. I guess thats somehow okay but describing Trump as the moron he is just awful.//

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 2:59:39pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

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Really, though - how stupid do you have to be to be an asshole to people who handle your food?

In my family, when you suffer consequences of being a jerk, we call it “Paying the Asshole Tax”. I bet this guy pays it. A LOT.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:01:58pm

re: #153 DangerMan

contempt for your country, because it is behaving like an ass, is perfectly acceptable - that’s part of being a citizen

most want to be more than ‘to be part of this big crazy family’

they want to know that they are being represented and heard. that they matter and their vote matters. that their elected government doesnt ignore them, lie to them, or take them for granted.

that there is, in fact, liberty and justice for all.
because if not, there is nothing

There are a multitude of problems that Tucker has for Omar:
1. People will elect a woman
2. People will elect a Democrat
3. People will elect an immigrant
4. People will elect a Muslim
5. People will elect someone who calls out the men
6. People will elect someone that calls out the current leadership.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:04:18pm

On the fucking nose.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:05:31pm

re: #167 Blind Frog Belly White

On the fucking nose.

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Yes this is well said.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:11:16pm

re: #116 piratedan

WHO THE HELL IS DROPPING 3K a month on food?

Mr. Creosote.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:12:47pm

re: #169 Joe Bacon 🌹

Mr. Creosote.

“And the usual brown ales?”
“Nah. I can only do six crates today.”

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:13:34pm

re: #169 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a wafer-thin slice of clickbait!

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:14:18pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:15:24pm

Ok, and now Joe Pesci is trending because of the Bagel Boss guy. Twitter.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:22:12pm

A massive global reshuffling in diplomats in DC in the offing?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:23:43pm

re: #174 Barefoot Grin

A massive global reshuffling in diplomats in DC in the offing?

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I imagine most professional diplomats are disgusted by Trump.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:26:00pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I replaced the video above with the Washington Post live feed, because Chuck Todd.

You really should build a anti chuck todd filter into LGF, even if you have to spend the rest of your life doing it.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:30:24pm

re: #172 jaunte

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that’s a long letter to say “i call bullshit”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:34:36pm

re: #175 HappyWarrior

I imagine most professional diplomats are disgusted by Trump.

Hell, most sane PEOPLE are disgusted by Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:34:57pm

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

Hell, most sane PEOPLE are disgusted by Trump.

No doubt.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:37:41pm

actual ann coulter before/after acosta spoke spanish

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:37:55pm

re: #172 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:38:58pm

re: #180 DangerMan

actual ann coulter before/after acosta spoke spanish

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Can she just admit it already that she’s a Nazi.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:40:02pm

re: #181 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This reminds me of the saying that ‘Success has a hundred fathers, but failure is an orphan’. Somehow, Epstein got a sweetheart deal but nobody negotiatied it.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:46:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:47:13pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:48:39pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

You think Alex Jones got invited to this thing?

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:51:41pm

re: #182 HappyWarrior

Can she just admit it already that she’s a Nazi.

These are people who believe that hierarchy matters more than ethics, and they’ve developed an elaborate cultural ecosystem of pretending that (1) this produces the best moral outcomes, (2) anybody who suggests otherwise is evil and/or socialist, (3) repeating a set of stock phrases and imagery that conjures tradition and morals emanating from key cultural institutions is the same as actually actually being moral.

Ann Coulter’s a reactionary for hire and the line between her sincere convictions and when she hustles is nonexistent. Her job is to justify the status quo, and the status quo is that rich white men get to fuck whoever they want and get away with it, even when their transgression is against the norms supposedly taboo according to the “values” that inform conservative norms.

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DangerMan  Jul 10, 2019 • 3:56:38pm
A U.S. judge in Maryland on Wednesday rejected a Department of Justice request to replace its legal team in cases concerning the 2020 census, the second time in two days a federal judge has stymied the government’s attempt to bring in new lawyers.

reuters

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:03:44pm

The “Pro-Life” and “All Lives Matter” Party.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:04:30pm

WebMD spam email title:

15 Reasons to Eat More Lemons and Limes

Well, you sold me! Daquiris all around!!!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:04:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:08:57pm

re: #191 The Pie Overlord!

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Asshole.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:10:00pm

BUT HE’S PERTECKTING AMURKA!!!11!!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:10:41pm

re: #175 HappyWarrior

I imagine most professional diplomats are disgusted by Trump.

Yeah, I think that’s what the guy was implying.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:10:42pm

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

You think Alex Jones got invited to this thing?

Doesn’t look like it. They seem to be shunning the most radioactive creeps.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:11:40pm

re: #195 Charles Johnson

Doesn’t look like it. They seem to be shunning the most radioactive creeps.

They even disinvited Ben Garrison.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:11:56pm

re: #193 The Pie Overlord!

BUT HE’S PERTECKTING AMURKA!!!11!!!!

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Sigh. Not like Trump gives a shit about the DMV. We rejected him soundly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:13:29pm

re: #189 DodgerFan1988

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The “Pro-Life” and “All Lives Matter” Party.

Such Christians. So loving. Much tolerance.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:14:34pm

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

Such Christians. So loving. Much tolerance.

They don’t care about American children either. They just want tax cuts.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:18:04pm

UCCCCHH

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:19:01pm

re: #199 HappyWarrior

They don’t care about American children either. They just want tax cuts.

It’s not that they don’t care about the children. They really do care what happens to them, just not in the way you or I would think of it. They want those children and their parents punished for trying to come here and sully their white, English-speaking America with their brownness and foreign language.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:19:49pm

re: #200 The Pie Overlord!

UCCCCHH

“remorseful,”

“Gee, I sure wish I hadn’t gotten caught saying that out loud!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:26:50pm

Look at this Talibangelical, defending his use of “Mother’s Rule”

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:31:09pm

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Look at this Talibangelical, defending his use of “Mother’s Rule”

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But how do we know that the reporter isn’t a hot, steamy seductress? //////

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:32:43pm

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Look at this Talibangelical, defending his use of “Mother’s Rule”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:33:27pm

BTW this quirk of Pence & now Foster, has its roots in “Issur Yichud” in Jewish halachah (religious law) in which an unrelated man and woman should not be alone in a sequestered place.

This does not apply if the man and the woman are seen together in public. If they are professionals, it’s “job-related” and if they are going out for fun, it’s a “date.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:34:10pm

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Look at this Talibangelical, defending his use of “Mother’s Rule”

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If you can’t be in the same room with a woman who isn’t your wife, maybe you shouldn’t be a politician.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:34:43pm

re: #205 Belafon

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Seriously.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:36:34pm

re: #200 The Pie Overlord!

He needs to be fired. He’s a mess.

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Skip Intro  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:37:54pm

re: #200 The Pie Overlord!

UCCCCHH

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:38:39pm

re: #104 makeitstop

This is the best comment in the thread:

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True story. This place is crawling with assholes like that.

I feel sorry for the instigator. He needs counseling. And he deserved to be taken down.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:38:45pm

re: #209 Patricia Kayden

He needs to be fired. He’s a mess.

Disbar him. Seriously. He wouldn’t blame a bank owner who was robbed. He shouldn’t do that to sexual assault victims. He’s only remorseful because he’s rightfully being called out on it and the cowardly ass can’t handle criticism.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:39:57pm

re: #211 Old Liberal

I feel sorry for the instigator. He needs counseling. And he deserved to be taken down.

Unfortunately, the guy who took him down will likely be arrested and sued in civil court.

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Skip Intro  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:40:00pm

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Look at this Talibangelical, defending his use of “Mother’s Rule”

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Does a woman need to accompany a male reporter, because you know how Republicans are.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:42:05pm

re: #189 DodgerFan1988

I’m shocked 100% didn’t agree.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:42:15pm

re: #206 The Pie Overlord!

BTW this quirk of Pence & now Foster, has its roots in “Issur Yichud” in Jewish halachah (religious law) in which an unrelated man and woman should not be alone in a sequestered place.

This does not apply if the man and the woman are seen together in public. If they are professionals, it’s “job-related” and if they are going out for fun, it’s a “date.”

If he’s a politician, with political enemies in a take-no-prisoners political culture, it might be little more than an excess of caution. I wish to god Al Franken had played closer to the Pence Rule.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:43:38pm

re: #203 The Pie Overlord!

Be pretty goddam ironic if he got caught having it off with a man.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:44:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:44:46pm

re: #216 Decatur Deb

If he’s a politician, with political enemies in a take-no-prisoners political culture, it might be little more than an excess of caution. I wish to god Al Franken had played closer to the Pence Rule.

Or they could do what was taught to them as five years old, you know, keep your hands to yourself. I trained two fellow paralegals and I didn’t get touchy nor accused of it. It’s only an issue if you make it one.

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:45:00pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

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Perhaps it means this country was founded on hypocrisy and lies?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:45:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:46:45pm

re: #221 Ace Rothstein

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Sigh. I get it’s Kentucky.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:47:25pm

re: #218 Charles Johnson

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There hasn’t been this much stupidity in the WH except for when Trump dines alone.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:47:28pm

re: #219 HappyWarrior

Or they could do what was taught to them as five years old, you know, keep your hands to yourself. I trained two fellow paralegals and I didn’t get touchy nor accused of it. It’s only an issue if you make it one.

Not getting touchy and not being accused of it are not the same thing in this environment. It’s an issue if someone has an interest in making it one. Caesar’s wife and Caesar’s wife’s husband have a good reason for staying out of reach of suspicion.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:47:32pm

re: #221 Ace Rothstein

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Forget it, Jake Ace. It’s Chinatown Kentucky.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:49:07pm

re: #224 Decatur Deb

Not getting touchy and not being accused of it are not the same thing in this environment. It’s an issue if someone has an interest in making it one. Caesar’s wife and Caesar’s wife’s husband have a good reason for staying out of reach of suspicion.

I’m just saying. Millions of us work daily intimately with colleagues of the opposite sex who aren’t our wives. It’s the 21st century. If he can’t be in the same room as women who aren’t his wife, he should find a new line of work.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:50:50pm

re: #225 Blind Frog Belly White

Forget it, Jake Ace. It’s Chinatown Kentucky.

Like if you think the accusations have legitimacy, then you should vote against him. I’d still vote for and campaign for her if I were in Kentucky but I wish she would differentiate herself from McConnell here.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:50:59pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:51:15pm

re: #221 Ace Rothstein

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Dread Pirate  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:52:08pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior

I’m just saying. Millions of us work daily intimately with colleagues of the opposite sex who aren’t our wives. It’s the 21st century. If he can’t be in the same room as women who aren’t his wife, he should find a new line of work.

Maybe as a gay escort. That would be safe.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:52:28pm

re: #228 Charles Johnson

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Yes. As I’ve said, he is the symptom not the illness. He’s just another right wing asshole in a long line of the right wing assholes who poison this country with bigotry.

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:53:04pm

re: #213 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, the guy who took him down will likely be arrested and sued in civil court.

Maybe but the guy was threatening multiple people

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:53:23pm

re: #229 goddamnedfrank

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I wouldn’t have voted for him based on that either. Kavanaugh is a Republican operative on scotus.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:55:11pm

re: #231 HappyWarrior

Yes. As I’ve said, he is the symptom not the illness. He’s just another right wing asshole in a long line of the right wing assholes who poison this country with bigotry.

My joke back in 2016 (when it was still funny, not tragic) was that it was like Rupert Murdoch and the GOP had build this fantastic custom car and left it idling at the curb, waiting for Jeb Bush, but then they were surprised that Trump walked up, climbed in, and drove off in it.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:55:43pm

re: #211 Old Liberal

I feel sorry for the instigator. He needs counseling. And he deserved to be taken down.

Dangerous chip on his shoulder.

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:56:17pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Like if you think the accusations have legitimacy, then you should vote against him. I’d still vote for and campaign for her if I were in Kentucky but I wish she would differentiate herself from McConnell here.

“There were plenty of other Supreme Court candidates who weren’t of questionable character. We should never send one up who isn’t clean. And that’s the problem “.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:56:33pm

re: #207 HappyWarrior

Yeah and maybe we need to be looking a tad bit closer to their behavior towards women, see if any patterns emerge…..

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:59:02pm

re: #234 Blind Frog Belly White

My joke back in 2016 (when it was still funny, not tragic) was that it was like Rupert Murdoch and the GOP had build this fantastic custom car and left it idling at the curb, waiting for Jeb Bush, but then they were surprised that Trump walked up, climbed in, and drove off in it.

Imo Jeb was never going to be the nominee even in a non deranged GOP but the years of dog whistles finally gave them a big dog. That’s why the never Trumpers frustrate me. Trump just didn’t appear out of nowhere.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 4:59:08pm

re: #232 Old Liberal

Maybe but the guy was threatening multiple people

And, you know, literally asking for it - “YOU WANT SUMMA DIS?!?”

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:00:20pm

re: #239 Blind Frog Belly White

And, you know, literally asking for it - “YOU WANT SUMMA DIS?!?”

Yes what is the legal term for provoking an assault?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:01:50pm

re: #237 A Mom Anon

Yeah and maybe we need to be looking a tad bit closer to their behavior towards women, see if any patterns emerge…..

Yeah. I mean all this talk about how MeToo is terrible for men. I’ve never been accused of inappropriate conduct, rhetoric, or touching. My contact with my women colleagues and clients has always been professional first and foremost and non sexual.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:02:24pm

re: #240 Old Liberal

Yes what is the legal term for provoking an assault?

Buying Skittles While Black.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:03:08pm

re: #240 Old Liberal

Yes what is the legal term for provoking an assault?

Dunno, but he didn’t just verbally provoke it, he actually ‘chest bumped’ the guy, right?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:03:38pm

re: #212 HappyWarrior

And according to the article, he has acted inappropriately before and is accused of sexual harassment by a clerk.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:04:25pm

re: #228 Charles Johnson

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God, I wish I had known about this. Peterborough is great. The first town in America, maybe the world, to form a taxpayer-funded library.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:04:38pm

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

And according to the article, he has acted inappropriately before and is accused of sexual harassment by a clerk.

Not surprised.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:04:40pm

re: #242 Decatur Deb

Buying Skittles While Black.

I was thinking the guy who ‘ragdolled’ him should say, “I feared for my life”, but I’m not sure it works for civilians like it does for Cops.

OTOH, if this were, say, Florida and the asshole was black, he could have shot him with impunity.

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:05:16pm

re: #241 HappyWarrior

Yeah. I mean all this talk about how MeToo is terrible for men. I’ve never been accused of inappropriate conduct, rhetoric, or touching. My contact with my women colleagues and clients has always been professional first and foremost and non sexual.

When I was an executive these men complained endlessly about “where’s the line”. And I told them you stay so far away that the question never occurs to you. If you can’t accept that, let me help you pack your personal belongings. It’s not difficult unless you’re an ass.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:05:19pm

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

And according to the article, he has acted inappropriately before and is accused of sexual harassment by a clerk.

Who’d have thought it?

(*raises hand*)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:05:29pm

re: #245 Barefoot Grin

God, I wish I had known about this. Peterborough is great. The first town in America, maybe the world, to form a taxpayer-funded library.

I really should use the library more. Such a great resource.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:05:56pm

re: #248 Old Liberal

When I was an executive these men complained endlessly about “where’s the line”. And I told them you stay so far away that the question never occurs to you. If you can’t accept that, let me help you pack your personal belongings. It’s not difficult unless you’re an ass.

My thoughts exactly.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:06:54pm

re: #240 Old Liberal

Yes what is the legal term for provoking an assault?

Literally “fighting words.”

See Chaplinsky v New Hampshire

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:07:36pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:08:31pm

re: #248 Old Liberal

When I was an executive these men complained endlessly about “where’s the line”. And I told them you stay so far away that the question never occurs to you. If you can’t accept that, let me help you pack your personal belongings. It’s not difficult unless you’re an ass.

“Hey, but this industry is different! We work hard, we play hard! Women in this industry are tough! They love the banter!”

According to some folks who did Sexual Harassment training at a place i worked, EVERY industry says this.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:09:33pm

re: #253 Charles Johnson

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Yep. Notice all the defenses of Weiner from Democrats you saw. Exactly.

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:10:40pm

re: #254 Blind Frog Belly White

“Hey, but this industry is different! We work hard, we play hard! Women in this industry are tough! They love the banter!”

According to some folks who did Sexual Harassment training at a place i worked, EVERY industry says this.

Yep, it’s all fun and games until someone shoots their eye out.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:11:20pm

re: #241 HappyWarrior

And that is because you are a man of integrity. I just wish I knew why so many men seem to be so broken and want to hurt others sexually. What the Hell?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:11:24pm

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

Dunno, but he didn’t just verbally provoke it, he actually ‘chest bumped’ the guy, right?

More of a belly bump tbh. Sad

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:12:39pm

re: #253 Charles Johnson

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There are so many things like this, where the Right has this idea of who we are that’s just the mirror of them. There’s the “What if Bill Clinton is implicated?” thing, where they think we won’t want him brought down.

And there was Erick Erickson’s amazingly dense Tweet that if Epstein were trafficing boys instead of girls we’d make him a hero.

It’s like they cannot comprehend the idea of “consent” - having it, not having it, and not being old enough to give it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:13:03pm

re: #258 goddamnedfrank

More of a belly bump tbh. Sad

Well, that IS his leading surface.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:15:05pm

JFC

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:17:08pm

re: #259 Blind Frog Belly White

There are so many things like this, where the Right has this idea of who we are that’s just the mirror of them. There’s the “What if Bill Clinton is implicated?” thing, where they think we won’t want him brought down.

And there was Erick Erickson’s amazingly dense Tweet that if Epstein were trafficing boys instead of girls we’d make him a hero.

It’s like they cannot comprehend the idea of “consent” - having it, not having it, and not being old enough to give it.

They not only can’t understand consent they can’t understand ethical behavior

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A Mom Anon  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:17:30pm

re: #261 The Pie Overlord!

Prove it Donny.

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mmmirele  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:17:38pm

re: #154 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Later, with the rise of the “rural” sitcom, poorer people did make an appearance, as oafs and buffoons. It was all very demoralizing, especially to some of my working class contemporaries who were perhaps not as well informed as I was. They were actually about average for the time but came to feel that they were clinging to the fringe, barely part of society at all.

My dad grew up in rural eastern Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s. He told me when I was an adult that they were dirt poor, but everyone was dirt poor. He didn’t know he was poor until he went to California in 1952. My parents vaulted into the middle class in the 1960s after my dad moved from Western Electric to selling and installing private PBXes. Neither of them talked much about their childhoods—Dad because he sure as hell was never going back to farming and Mom because she grew up in the projects in Richmond, California and her father was a mean as hell alcoholic. (He lived until I was 22 and I never met him.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:18:07pm

re: #256 Old Liberal

Yep, it’s all fun and games until someone shoots their eye out.

It’s all fun and games till a woman they like and respect says, “No, actually, I don’t enjoy it.”

Well, that’s for most guys. There are always the ones whose response ISN’T “Oh, wow, I’m sorry! I didn’t realize! I’ll do better!”, but rather to resent the woman who spoiled their “innocent fun”. I was happy to report guys like that to HR, at previous companies.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:19:13pm

re: #261 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

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Go away.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:19:24pm

re: #262 Old Liberal

They not only can’t understand consent they can’t understand ethical behavior

When your ideology is more about “owning thuh libs” than about any actual coherent political philosophy, you can’t understand anything but utilitarian reactions.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:20:21pm

re: #267 Blind Frog Belly White

When your ideology is more about “owning thuh libs” than about any actual coherent political philosophy, you can’t understand anything but utilitarian reactions.

It’s to be expected when Rush Limbaugh is what passes for a leader in your ideology.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:22:20pm

re: #264 mmmirele

My dad grew up in rural eastern Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s. He told me when I was an adult that they were dirt poor, but everyone was dirt poor. He didn’t know he was poor until he went to California in 1952. My parents vaulted into the middle class in the 1960s after my dad moved from Western Electric to selling and installing private PBXes. Neither of them talked much about their childhoods—Dad because he sure as hell was never going back to farming and Mom because she grew up in the projects in Richmond, California and her father was a mean as hell alcoholic. (He lived until I was 22 and I never met him.)

I know this isn’t exactly the same, but somehow within a couple of weeks last spring I heard interviews with Stephen Daltry, Keith Richards, and a couple of other rockers. To a person, they all said: “I grew up playing in the rubble of the German bombs and everyone was in the same boat. None of us knew we were poor and we all made instruments out of what was at hand.”

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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:24:22pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s all fun and games till a woman they like and respect says, “No, actually, I don’t enjoy it.”

Well, that’s for most guys. There are always the ones whose response ISN’T “Oh, wow, I’m sorry! I didn’t realize! I’ll do better!”, but rather to resent the woman who spoiled their “innocent fun”. I was happy to report guys like that to HR, at previous companies.

I’ve known so many woman who were in horrific circumstances at work. Zero tolerance for me. Joke and tease after work with people you don’t work with.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:25:50pm

That pesky media attention.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:27:27pm

re: #271 Patricia Kayden

That pesky media attention.

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Oh but Michelle Obama’s arms.

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gocart mozart  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:27:42pm
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Old Liberal  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:27:47pm

re: #270 Old Liberal

I’ve known so many woman who were in horrific circumstances at work. Zero tolerance for me. Joke and tease after work with people you don’t work with.

Here I am talking tough and I walked away 14 years ago. Couldn’t take the lying and thievery that was a constant. Life is better without it.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:33:44pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:34:07pm

Fun with Russian bots!

It blocked me before I got to tweet at it in Russian.

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lawhawk  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:34:25pm

No one has yet come up with how Epstein became a billionaire and a finance guy for billionaires. Nothing quite adds up, unless you think he’s got everyone in compromising positions and uses blackmail to extort everyone around him into giving him money.

Even that doesn’t pass the smell test.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:34:31pm

re: #274 Old Liberal

Here I am talking tough and I walked away 14 years ago. Couldn’t take the lying and thievery that was a constant. Life is better without it.

So far, lying and thievery have always been above my pay grade.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:34:56pm

re: #275 Dread Pirate

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The tan suit.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:35:30pm

re: #277 lawhawk

No one has yet come up with how Epstein became a billionaire and a finance guy for billionaires. Nothing quite adds up, unless you think he’s got everyone in compromising positions and uses blackmail to extort everyone around him into giving him money.

Even that doesn’t pass the smell test.

He kept it all in a Little Tin Box.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:36:09pm

re: #276 teleskiguy

Fun with Russian bots!

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It blocked me before I got to tweet at it in Russian.

Innocent in America until proven guilty, but LOCK HER UP!!

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teleskiguy  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:36:16pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:36:34pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:37:14pm

re: #280 Decatur Deb

He kept it all in a Little Tin Box.

Maybe he’s like Sonny Shine - everything on tape.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:37:49pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:38:43pm

re: #282 teleskiguy

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Punctuation is your friend, JD.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:38:56pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:39:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:40:33pm

re: #277 lawhawk

No one has yet come up with how Epstein became a billionaire and a finance guy for billionaires. Nothing quite adds up, unless you think he’s got everyone in compromising positions and uses blackmail to extort everyone around him into giving him money.

Even that doesn’t pass the smell test.

It’s really difficult to amass that kind of wealth by legitimate means without leaving an easily followed trail.

Almost makes you think the Epstein case is just the tip of the iceberg of a gigantic criminal conspiracy, doesn’t it?

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MsJ  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:41:39pm

re: #205 Belafon

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:41:52pm

re: #288 The Pie Overlord!

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It’s a misdemeanor you chode. A misdemeanor. But yeah how awful. It’s a pity that your ancestors weren’t denied at Ellis Islsnd since they obviously weren’t Europe’s best if they led to you.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:43:27pm

re: #287 The Pie Overlord!

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I get mad all over again thinking about how Obama was treated. This is a great father, husband, son in law, & President. Someone who really exemplified the best of our country.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:44:56pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:45:56pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:47:36pm

re: #294 Blind Frog Belly White

Tom’s problem here is not recognizing that ‘Conservative Intellectual’ was always an oxymoron.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:50:16pm

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

Tom’s problem here is not recognizing that ‘Conservative Intellectual’ was always an oxymoron.

Yes exactly. Despite what they think, people like Buckley and Russell Kirk weren’t all that either.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:52:06pm

re: #290 MsJ

American Taliban

I’ll let “The Newsroom” speak….

The Newsroom - Tea Party is the American Taliban

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teleskiguy  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:52:07pm

I hooked another one. But I think this is a real person.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:53:11pm

One of the things I love about this place is that even though Charles was is a great guitar player who played with many of the the top musicians he is a champion of so many young musicians of incredibly diverse styles. It’s really refreshing.

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:54:51pm

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

Tom’s problem here is not recognizing that ‘Conservative Intellectual’ was always an oxymoron.

I don’t know about the ‘oxy’, but I’ve thought Tom had a bit of the ‘moron’ going on for a long time.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:57:40pm

re: #298 teleskiguy

“Maybe you should start watching movies without the nasty language.”

Why?

I don’t know, maybe it’s growing up with a Mom who struggled not to curse like a sailor in front of us, then going to college in the 70s and working summers in a factory, then making my career in Science, but I never can understand it when people get bent out of shape over the word “Fuck”.

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plansbandc  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:57:42pm

We are done as a country and evil has won. But boy did this tweet make me laugh.

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2019 • 5:58:21pm

re: #298 teleskiguy

I hooked another one. But I think this is a real person.

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ya know, Angela, one of the most religious people I know (VB)thinks that Lebowski and Blazing Saddles are two of the greatest movies ever made. You might like them if you take the stick out of your ass…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:00:32pm

re: #300 wrenchwench

I don’t know about the ‘oxy’, but I’ve thought Tom had a bit of the ‘moron’ going on for a long time.

I dunno. Sometimes it’s like watching someone who’s fairly dim keep getting close to an answer and then just missing it. You keep thinking, “Maybe this time…..annnnddddd…Nope. Didn’t get it.”

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can't think of a decent username  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:02:09pm

re: #298 teleskiguy

I hooked another one. But I think this is a real person.

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Send her a pic of the “Fuck your Feelings” couple.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:03:06pm

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

Tom’s problem here is not recognizing that ‘Conservative Intellectual’ was always an oxymoron.

As an earnest young conservative, I was dazzled by Buckley’s erudition and eloquence——— until I went to Cornell and found out how erudition and eloquence were supposed to work. There are many terms for Buckley’s technique, but “baffle ‘em with bullshit” is my choice.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:06:58pm

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

As an earnest young conservative, I was dazzled by Buckley’s erudition and eloquence——— until I went to Cornell and found out how erudition and eloquence were supposed to work. There are many terms for Buckley’s technique, but “baffle ‘em with bullshit” is my choice.

When Buckley used his obviously great intellect in service to the worst people in society, reason simply became rationalizing. Philosophy became sophistry.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:10:27pm

re: #276 teleskiguy

I carried on

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EPR-radar  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:11:46pm

re: #234 Blind Frog Belly White

My joke back in 2016 (when it was still funny, not tragic) was that it was like Rupert Murdoch and the GOP had build this fantastic custom car and left it idling at the curb, waiting for Jeb Bush, but then they were surprised that Trump walked up, climbed in, and drove off in it.

What actually happened, of course, is that the GOP spent decades turning its base into easily led sheeple, making the entire party into a Pigsty of Satan.

Trump is just the Pig of Destiny who barged his way into that Hog Heaven before anyone else could.

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Archangelus  Jul 10, 2019 • 6:29:30pm

...

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sagehen  Jul 10, 2019 • 9:53:55pm

re: #290 MsJ

Before our decision to run, my wife and I made a commitment to follow the “Billy Graham Rule”, which is to avoid any situation that may evoke suspicion or compromise of our marriage. I am sorry Ms. Campbell doesn’t share these views, but my decision was out of respect of my wife.

Why is it the journalist’s responsibility to bring a chaperone/witness? If you’re running a serious campaign, isn’t there someone on your own staff who can fill that role?


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Fresh Air (Remastered) Quicksilver Messenger Service Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Fresh Air (Remastered) · Quicksilver Messenger Service Classic Masters ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC Released on: 2007-01-01 Producer: Quicksilver Messenger ServiceStudio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert VosgienComposer: Jesse Oris Farrow Auto-generated by YouTube. ...
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Jon Anderson - Song of SevenFrom the 1980 album "Song of Seven".
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191006 Today we have to take a few steps back in explanation. The pond is going to have three levels. Sort of an upside down ziggurat. The lowest level, in the center we call ‘the channel’. After the liner is ...
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Jon Anderson - Change We MustFrom the 1994 album "Change We Must".
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North Mississippi Allstars - ‘Drunk Outdoors’ [Audio Only]From the album 'Up and Rolling,' available October 4, 2019: geni.us
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