Mind-Blowing: Jacob Collier and Steve Vai, “Do You Feel Love”

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“Do You Feel Love (feat. Steve Vai)” / “Outro” by Jacob Collier [OFFICIAL AUDIO] from Djesse Vol. 2

What is there to say about the legend that is Steve Vai??? Well, mainly that he is one of the most special human beings in the planet. We have become friends over the last couple of years, and his humility and life-awareness, in face of his greatness, never ceases to blow my mind. I wrote Do You Feel Love especially for him. I sent him a bunch of impossible midi-guitar, which, impossibly, effortlessly, he transcribed and played note-for-note. He then completely let loose over the end of ‘Outro’… it brings me goosebumps every time. It was the last song I wrote for the album—it was imagined and recorded in a total of three days. The Northumbrian pipes legend from ‘Intro’, Kathryn Tickell, returned to play that epic melody in harmony with Steve on this one.

Fun fact: The groove in the verse was made from chopped up sounds of garden tools!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:37:59pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:38:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:40:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:44:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:52:03pm

hahahahahahahahaaaaa

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Sea Mexican  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:53:33pm

Got CL’ed.

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t think that’s going to work.

It looks like he’s trying to hunker down and wait out the protests, hoping people will forget.

That’s my expectations too. It’s been 11 days since protests started. School starts in early August (school summer here runs from June to July). If he can hold out until then, the protests will die out.

Plus his word on “he won’t run again” probably doesn’t mean much after the chatlog dump implicating him in holding up relief supplies.

This is true. While the PNP is lukewarm, several key mayors have stood by on their calls for his resignation. Without these mayors’ help, no governor candidate will win.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:54:48pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahahaaaaa

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Fascist Herpes. And she IS the boil.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:55:08pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahahaaaaa

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A miserable person who is well known to be a miserable person can’t get a date. Boo fucking hoo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:55:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 5:58:45pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:00:41pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahahaaaaa

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The women who “chained herself” to one side of a double door in the dead of winter and then had to beg the cops to cut her out of the cuffs because she’d lost the key and needed to pee…thinking the inability to access social media is why she can’t find a date or express her beliefs in public without getting chewed out in reply.

Perhaps being banned from dating sites is a form of eugenics for her, because potential mates want to avoid someone with clear mental health issues.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:02:46pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahahaaaaa

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She is posting that on some social media site, isn’t she?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:05:24pm

re: #11 Targetpractice

The women who “chained herself” to one side of a double door in the dead of winter and then had to beg the cops to cut her out of the cuffs because she’d lost the key and needed to pee…thinking the inability to access social media is why she can’t find a date or express her beliefs in public without getting chewed out in reply.

Perhaps being banned from dating sites is a form of eugenics for her, because potential mates want to avoid someone with clear mental health issues.

She is the creature who went up to some random nazi on the subway, licked his swastika tattoo and said he should fuck her because she has big tits & “ashkenazi IQ”

Surprisingly he did not want to fuck her.

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BigPapa  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:05:36pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

Holy crap the Dutch are brutal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:06:16pm

re: #14 BigPapa

Holy crap the Dutch are brutal.

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that thread is just too much fun for words

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:06:52pm

re: #14 BigPapa

Holy crap the Dutch are brutal.

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There is no wicked witch in a gingerbread house who might eat them, but they might run into Black Pete.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:07:40pm

This is one of those times where I can’t help but laugh at all the memories about the “concerned” folks who insisted that wingnuts like Laura did not deserve to be run off Twitter, but instead we would find greater success in “debating” with them and proving how wrong their beliefs truly were.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:08:04pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:08:04pm

Interesting piece by Jacob. Has a Max Tundra vibe to it!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:09:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:12:26pm

re: #19 Joe Bacon 🌹

Interesting piece by Jacob. Has a Max Tundra vibe to it!

I wasn’t crazy about Djesse Vol. 1, to be honest. But Volume 2 is amazing.

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gocart mozart  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:18:13pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:19:17pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

This was the first series of books my son read on his own. Before that, I had read him the entire Harry Potter series every night over about 3 years. That and the Artemis Fowl books were things he read many times over.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:19:43pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Sexist racist assholes.

Left hanging on the last page:

re: #231 Anymouse 🌹

Well, they pulled down the post, but that’s because they got caught. County GOP chairs are denying they are members of the statewide county GOP organisation in Illinois. People asking county chairs if they condemn such a racist and misogynistic attack are pretty much all saying “what attack, it’s not on the Facebook page.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:28:19pm

re: #14 BigPapa

Holy crap the Dutch are brutal.

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TedStriker  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:29:37pm

re: #13 The Pie Overlord!

She is the creature who went up to some random nazi on the subway, licked his swastika tattoo and said he should fuck her because she has big tits & “ashkenazi IQ”

Surprisingly he did not want to fuck her.

*record scratch*

Say what?

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:29:45pm

re: #23 A Mom Anon

This was the first series of books my son read on his own. Before that, I had read him the entire Harry Potter series every night over about 3 years. That and the Artemis Fowl books were things he read many times over.

Among other books I read to my kids, I read the Hobbit + LOTR to my oldest, His Dark Materials to the middle one, and all of the Hitchhikers books to my youngest.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:32:17pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:34:22pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

I wasn’t crazy about Djesse Vol. 1, to be honest. But Volume 2 is amazing.

Started thinking about this Max Tundra piece while listening to Jacob’s clip!

Max Tundra - Which Song

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A Mom Anon  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:34:49pm

re: #27 Belafon

I actually cried the night we both decided he could read on his own. I read to him every night until right after he turned 12. Even as a baby. When he was very little I just read whatever I was reading. So whether he knows it or not, he’s “read” Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The Alchemist, stuff I doubt I could ever get him to look at now.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:35:16pm

re: #26 TedStriker

*record scratch*

Say what?

There is a video but I don’t want to Google it.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:38:09pm

re: #30 A Mom Anon

I actually cried the night we both decided he could read on his own. I read to him every night until right after he turned 12. Even as a baby. When he was very little I just read whatever I was reading. So whether he knows it or not, he’s “read” Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The Alchemist, stuff I doubt I could ever get him to look at now.

My third was the hardest because he was the last. Mine are five years apart, and I stopped with them between 8 and 10 because they were more interested at that point in reading on their own. The gap was good because I could do an easy quick book for the younger while I was still reading to the older. When I no longer had anyone to read it, it was tough.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:39:10pm

re: #11 Targetpractice

The women who “chained herself” to one side of a double door in the dead of winter and then had to beg the cops to cut her out of the cuffs because she’d lost the key and needed to pee…thinking the inability to access social media is why she can’t find a date or express her beliefs in public without getting chewed out in reply.

Perhaps being banned from dating sites is a form of eugenics for her, because potential mates want to avoid someone with clear mental health issues.

Anyone who compares getting kicked off twitter with the holocaust is an undateable ****. Not to mention supporting a racist.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:43:00pm

Whether the chant was spontaneous or not seems a minor detail. Trump set the table for it to happen, even if no one affiliated with campaign actually started it, and Trump was certainly cool with it.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:43:27pm

re: #33 I Would Prefer Not To

Anyone who compares getting kicked off twitter with the holocaust is an undateable ****. Not to mention supporting a racist.

I can’t imagine that her non-political views are much better, not to mention the obvious bitterness over being “deplatformed” that has consumed her soul. I have doubts that she can even get past the drink order before she starts venting about how “oppressed” she is.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:44:51pm

re: #34 Mike Lamb

Whether the chant was spontaneous or not seems a minor detail. Trump set the table for it to happen, even if no one affiliated with campaign actually started it, and Trump was certainly cool with it.

I’d say that it sort of became pointless to worry about such things the moment he went back on his “condemnation.” Whether he planned it or it was spontaneous, the reality is that he’s totally for it and the GOP are left making fools of themselves trying to defend it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:45:09pm

re: #35 Targetpractice

I can’t imagine that her non-political views are much better, not to mention the obvious bitterness over being “deplatformed” that has consumed her soul. I have doubts that she can even get past the drink order before she starts venting about how “oppressed” she is.

It’s only a matter of time before that nut finds Jesus and starts a “ministry” where she will emulate every TV preacher that recites Republican talking points.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:45:39pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:48:00pm

re: #37 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s only a matter of time before that nut finds Jesus and starts a “ministry” where she will emulate every TV preacher that recites Republican talking points.

Nah, she’ll become the Phyllis Schlafly of the conservative movement, the ideological equivalent of the crazy cat lady who lectures at future generations of women why they need to be frigid, bitter shells of themselves if they want to land a man.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:48:40pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

We wait for Geraldo to open Jeffrey Epstein’s safe live on Fox…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:50:13pm

re: #37 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s only a matter of time before that nut finds Jesus and starts a “ministry” where she will emulate every TV preacher that recites Republican talking points.

Isn’t there a point at which the market is saturated? Or is there a bottomless ocean of rubes?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:50:46pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:51:08pm

...

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:51:28pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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We watch as the opposition party mumbles and mutters about how they’d like to do something but they don’t want to risk getting their hands slapped, while his own party doubles down on their defense of him, all the tune of “moderates” and the media moaning that “both sides” are to blame for this situation.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:52:14pm

re: #31 The Pie Overlord!

There is a video but I don’t want to Google it.

It wasn’t on the subway. It was at the so-called deploraball. Yes, there’s video. No, I’m not going to link it because of the anti-Semitic commentary that YouTube protects as “freeze peach.”

She also filed a $3 billion dollar lawsuit for defamation against Facebook last week. Good luck with that.

‘The Jewish Voice’ Helped Laura Loomer Evade Her Twitter Ban (May 8, Right Wing Watch)

The far-right provocateur Laura Loomer evaded Twitter’s ban on her account by running the Twitter account for The Jewish Voice, a small conservative Jewish weekly, Right Wing Watch reported.

Loomer has been banned from several services for her racist and Islamophobic tweets. In November, Uber and Lyft banned her from using their ride-hailing apps, and Twitter unverified her account before deleting it. Loomer later wore a yellow star and handcuffed herself to a Twitter office building in Manhattan to protest her ban.

Yet according to Right Wing Watch’s report, base on a chat log and confirmed by a source close to the Jewish Voice, Loomer was given the password to the group’s Twitter account. She has apparently been using it to post strenuously pro-Loomer tweets, highlighting in particular instances where Loomer has tried to confront U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib over comments they have made about Israel.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:57:21pm

If there are (more) anti-Semitic attacks in America, it will be because of “Jews” like Laura Loomer, Stephen Miller, Jared & Ivanka, and Ben Shapiro than because of Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 6:59:44pm

re: #46 The Pie Overlord!

If there are (more) anti-Semitic attacks in America, it will be because of “Jews” like Laura Loomer, Stephen Miller, Jared & Ivanka, and Ben Shapiro than because of Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib.

Yup, and if the fascists actually gain the upper hand, they’ll be up against the wall as well. They are useful idiots.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:02:52pm

re: #26 TedStriker

*record scratch*

Say what?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:11:31pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:15:52pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And I fully expect Donny to go out on the campaign trail and try to turn this into a positive for him, insisting that he’ll get the wall built if the wingnuts will only “win back” Congress for him.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:24:08pm

I was at one of Trump’s first rallies in Derry, NH out of curiosity in 2015. Even then there was a guy who clearly was there as a plant in the crowd to yell things about other GOP candidates.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:24:27pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:24:42pm

re: #39 Targetpractice

Nah, she’ll become the Phyllis Schlafly of the conservative movement, the ideological equivalent of the crazy cat lady who lectures at future generations of women why they need to be frigid, bitter shells of themselves if they want to land a man.

Phyllis Schlafly was a Phi Beta Kappa and an attorney. Laura Loomer does not have the background, intelligence, nor the presence to achieve Schlafly’s level of damage to our institutions.

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gocart mozart  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:30:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:32:25pm

re: #54 gocart mozart

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No, not that job, that job is for white men.//

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:45:13pm

re: #26 TedStriker

*record scratch*

Say what?

Record Scratch Sound Effect

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:47:13pm

re: #54 gocart mozart

“You’re all crazy!” she shouted as she was being escorted out.

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BigPapa  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:52:10pm

Questionable Thread Alert:

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Amory Blaine  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:54:19pm

Darth Vader.

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gocart mozart  Jul 21, 2019 • 7:55:38pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:03:35pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Questionable Thread Alert:

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Gordon Gekko.

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BigPapa  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:06:14pm

My first vote was Rick Grimes.

But hey, I was on the fence about Trumpet trying to stop the bad chants. But this does it for me:

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teleskiguy  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:08:50pm

re: #58 BigPapa

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:09:40pm

re: #63 teleskiguy

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Great choice.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:10:28pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

This happened quite awhile ago. WSB TV in Atlanta had the video on their website, it might still be there. But this isn’t new and there’s no conspiracy to hide it or take it down. It was all over the news here for days once that tape was given to local news.

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teleskiguy  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:11:41pm

I mean, logically Wade Gustafson couldn’t possibly have voted for Trump because he was murdered in a parking garage in 1987.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:14:00pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Questionable Thread Alert:

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Archie Bunker and Red Forman.

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teleskiguy  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:16:14pm

I rate this true.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:16:49pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Dolores Umbridge (technically wrong country, right kind of person)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:19:27pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

That video is from 2017.

cnn.com

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BigPapa  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:19:44pm

Hopper from Stranger Things.

Don’t @ me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:20:34pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Questionable Thread Alert:

Ricky Ricardo.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:21:32pm

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹

Fred Mertz And Ethel

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:21:54pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Questionable Thread Alert:

Gladys Kravitz

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:23:07pm

Eric Cartman

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:23:11pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

I rate this true.

The dad in “American Dad.”

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:23:28pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Barney Fife AND his Bullet.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:23:35pm

Walter Sobchak

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:24:18pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

Mr. Hand

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:25:51pm

Marmaland and Niedermeier from Animal House

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:26:29pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Questionable Thread Alert:

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Sledge Hammer.

( “Trust me, I know what I’m doing.”)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:26:51pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

Eric Cartman

I view him as a villain.

Scarlett O’Hara.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:27:56pm

The Wizard in “The Wizard of Oz”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:28:03pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

I view him as a villain.

Scarlett O’Hara.

Nah he’s not written as one despite his views

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:28:34pm

Most gangsters.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:28:46pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:28:57pm

Waco day care denies child admission after learning her parents are in same-sex marriage

A Waco couple said their daughter was denied admission to a local day care because they are in a lesbian relationship.

Brittney Ready and her wife, Stacey, have been married for two years and have four kids.

Their youngest daughter, Callie, was on the waiting list at Parkview Christian Academy until they got a call Thursday saying the day care finally had an opening.

Brittney wrote on Facebook that the director was sweet and welcoming to the couple and their daughter. It wasn’t until they were ready to leave that they ran into problems.

“We go to leave with paperwork in hand only for the administrator to call us into his office to let us know that he heard that Stacey and I our ‘mates’ and because of that they cannot welcome Callie” Brittney said.

Ready said the director told the couple the day care could not welcome Callie because their christian-based faith would not be able to accept their daughter.

The director needs to stop thumping his Bible long enough to open it and read this:

Matthew 18: 1-6 KJV
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become
as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:29:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:29:57pm

re: #87 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Waco day care denies child admission after learning her parents are in same-sex marriage

So pro family.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:30:20pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Archie Bunker and Red Forman.

Nah, as it’s been pointed out in the thread, Red hated Ford with a passion for pardoning Nixon. And had a very low view of draft dodgers. So whatever his politics, I don’t think he could have brought himself to vote for Trump. Probably would have voted for Gary Johnson or wrote in someone else’s name.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:30:22pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:31:52pm

re: #87 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

For fuck sakes. It’s like they pretend “love one another” doesn’t even exist.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:31:55pm

re: #87 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Waco day care denies child admission after learning her parents are in same-sex marriage

Wait, didn’t Abbott just get done saying there was no place for discrimination in Texas?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:31:55pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹

Milo Minderbinder

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:32:40pm

re: #90 Targetpractice

Nah, as it’s been pointed out in the thread, Red hated Ford with a passion for pardoning Nixon. And had a very low view of draft dodgers. So whatever his politics, I don’t think he could have brought himself to vote for Trump. Probably would have voted for Gary Johnson or wrote in someone else’s name.

Yeah Red was conservative but he would hate Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:33:08pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

Wait, didn’t Abbott just get done saying there was no place for discrimination in Texas?

Ha own.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:34:18pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Hank from Breaking Bad. And Marie. And probably Skyler. Wouldn’t be surprised if Gus did, too. Good for business and all that.

(And New Mexico’s a blue state!)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:34:22pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

Wait, didn’t Abbott just get done saying there was no place for discrimination in Texas?

Well there is no place for discrimination in Texas as long as you are a rich white Xtian Man!

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:34:24pm

re: #88 Dread Pirate

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We saw that in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for Barr, the GOP made no real effort to refute the Report and instead focused on getting Barr to repeat “no collusion, no obstruction” as much as possible.

I fully expect one of the first questions out of the gate to be some variation on “When did you know it was all a hoax?” That’s going to be the crux of their effort to discredit the Report, the idea that Mueller knew from the beginning there was no crime and so pursued a totally political agenda but came up empty.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:36:05pm

Tim the Toolman Taylor. :)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:39:08pm

Peter Griffin

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:41:35pm

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:42:12pm

re: #100 BlueSpotinAL

GEN Jack D, Ripper
GEN Buck Turgidson
COL Bat Guano and
Dr. Strangelove (Dr. Merkwuerdigichliebe) himself

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:43:36pm

re: #90 Targetpractice

Nah, as it’s been pointed out in the thread, Red hated Ford with a passion for pardoning Nixon. And had a very low view of draft dodgers. So whatever his politics, I don’t think he could have brought himself to vote for Trump. Probably would have voted for Gary Johnson or wrote in someone else’s name.

Red Forman would’ve seen through Trump’s con and viewed him as a shyster. Red was no fool.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:44:09pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

Wait, didn’t Abbott just get done saying there was no place for discrimination in Texas?

Why yes, yes he did.

However, Christian daycare is covered under the I Amendment. This isn’t the same as his douchy Chik-fil-A law; a church has an absolute right to exclude anyone they want.

A huge number of Christian denominations would have done the same. There are very few Christian denominations actually welcoming without conditions to same-sex parents and their children.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:47:17pm

re: #99 Targetpractice

We saw that in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for Barr, the GOP made no real effort to refute the Report and instead focused on getting Barr to repeat “no collusion, no obstruction” as much as possible.

I fully expect one of the first questions out of the gate to be some variation on “When did you know it was all a hoax?” That’s going to be the crux of their effort to discredit the Report, the idea that Mueller knew from the beginning there was no crime and so pursued a totally political agenda but came up empty.

Because if Mueller was really in on a “fix” for the Democrats, he would have gone full throttle to indict him, his children, and his gold toilet. Their entire premise of no collusion>hoax is asinine.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:51:07pm

Texas, My Texas (goes to Juanita Jean’s, the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, more at the link):

Democrats Path to National Power in the 2020’s Runs Through Small Races in Texas

The story says that in 2020 if Democrats win some state rep seats that were very close in 2018, we can win the Texas House and be in charge of redistricting — the only thing that has kept Republicans in control in Texas.

(more)

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Dread Pirate  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:52:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:55:10pm

re: #100 BlueSpotinAL

Tim the Toolman Taylor. :)

In a similar vein, for some reason I am thinking of George or Kramer from Seinfeld.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:56:05pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

Texas, My Texas (goes to Juanita Jean’s, the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, more at the link):

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If the GOP loses Texas, they’re pretty much no longer competitive at the national level. They become a regional party, a party of the Deep South (former CSA) and the intermountain and rural West.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:57:16pm

re: #104 Dr Lizardo

Red Forman would’ve seen through Trump’s con and viewed him as a shyster. Red was no fool.

Ah, but would Red’s contempt for Trump outweigh the contempt he feels for whiny Gen X slackers and Millennials? I could see Red holding his nose and pulling the lever for Trump to spite Eric and any offspring Eric might have.

[As an aside, I often find myself using TV characters as a shorthand to describe the personality and character dynamics of my family. My family growing up was “What if Red Forman married Lois (from “Malcolm in the Middle”) and their union produced Frasier Crane (me), Michael Kelso (my younger brother), and Niles Crane (my baby brother)? “]

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:59:31pm

Instant karma for brick throwing vandal?

Image: tumblr_p46tttmMiy1ugqunqo1_400.gif

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:59:42pm

re: #111 A Three Hour Tour

Ah, but would Red’s contempt for Trump outweigh the contempt he feels for whiny Gen X slackers and Millennials. I could see Red holding his nose and pulling the lever for Trump to spite Eric and any offspring Eric might have.

[As an aside, I often find myself using TV characters as a shorthand to describe the personality and character dynamics of my family. My family growing up was “What if Red Forman married Lois (from “Malcolm in the Middle”) and their union produced Frasier Crane (me), Michael Kelso (my younger brother), and Niles Crane (my baby brother)? “]

I haven’t seen too many WWII vets like Red comment on Trump.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2019 • 8:59:44pm

re: #111 A Three Hour Tour

Can see Frasier’s dad in a MAGA hat.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:02:39pm

Fred Thompson’s character on Law and Order, DA Branch.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:03:22pm

re: #115 HappyWarrior

Fred Thompson’s character on Law and Order, DA Branch.

The character and the actor.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:03:41pm

re: #116 Decatur Deb

The character and the actor.

Yep.

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BigPapa  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:03:50pm

Not sure if this is real or not but not surprised if true.
Trump International Model Escorts from the Wayback Machine

I’m sure Trump had no affiliation, just ‘licensing’ and such.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:05:51pm

re: #115 HappyWarrior

Fred Thompson’s character on Law and Order, DA Branch.

Alex Keaton on Family Ties.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:09:15pm

re: #118 BigPapa

Not sure if this is real or not but not surprised if true.
Trump International Model Escorts from the Wayback Machine

I’m sure Trump had no affiliation, just ‘licensing’ and such.

Credible. You know it’s hard out there for a pimp.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:19:15pm

re: #118 BigPapa

Not sure if this is real or not but not surprised if true.
Trump International Model Escorts from the Wayback Machine

I’m sure Trump had no affiliation, just ‘licensing’ and such.

Apparently this has nothing to do with Trump washingtonpost.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:21:56pm

In case you missed it:

The Head of the Government Ethics Office Just Quit (Bill Moyers)

Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, has thrown up his hands in the face of the Trump administration’s disregard for, well, government ethics. The veteran public servant sent a short resignation letter to Donald Trump today, half a year before his five-year term expired.

Shaub’s office was founded in the wake of Watergate, and oversees 4,500 employees who work on ethics-related issues across the government. But Shaub himself was little-known before Donald Trump became president. However, once it became clear that Trump intended to take his seat in the White House while doing next to nothing to resolve his conflicts of interest, Shaub, in consultation with Obama ethics lawyer Norm Eisen, hatched a plan to get Trump’s attention through Twitter and public speeches.

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The office was created in the wake of the Watergate scandal.

Just last month, for example, the Justice Department’s top lawyer for compliance resigned. Hui Chen, whose career includes public service as a federal prosecutor as well as stints as a lawyer for Pfizer and Microsoft, said she couldn’t ask companies to act ethically when the administration was so willing to flout the rules. “Trying to hold companies to standards that our current administration is not living up to was creating a cognitive dissonance that I could not overcome,” Chen wrote in a LinkedIn post last week. “To sit across the table from companies and question how committed they were to ethics and compliance felt not only hypocritical, but very much like shuffling the deck chair on the Titanic.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:24:30pm

Walter Skinner on “The X-Files.”

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:25:58pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

Texas, My Texas (goes to Juanita Jean’s, the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, more at the link):

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If I were running 2020 like a war, I would spend a whole of money on Texas, first registering people to vote - even if it meant hiring Ariana Grande to tour the state - and seond to recruit candidates everywherem

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:27:13pm

Off to work. Back later.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:27:32pm

re: #122 Anymouse 🌹

In case you missed it:

The Head of the Government Ethics Office Just Quit (Bill Moyers

(More)

The office was created in the wake of the Watergate scandal.

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That was from two years ago.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:28:34pm

Jake the Dog.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:32:12pm

re: #126 Belafon

That was from two years ago.

Good thing I’m on top of things, then. /s Tough to keep up with the firehose of bulkshyte.

I probably ought to go to bed.

re: #124 Belafon

If I were running 2020 like a war, I would spend a whole of money on Texas, first registering people to vote - even if it meant hiring Ariana Grande to tour the state - and seond to recruit candidates everywherem

Yup. Juanita Jean ran a registration/get out the vote campaign in Fort Bend County (where she lives) and flipped every county seat to the Democrats. She says the GOP still hasn’t figured out how she and her workers did it.

If Texas was to go blue in 2020, not only would that take away the GOP’s largest Electoral College state, that would give a Democratic House a chance to un-fuque the gerrymandering which does things like split Austin into six different GOP districts.

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teleskiguy  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:33:09pm

Some people say the glass is half empty, some say it’s half full. I say the glass is too big.

-George Carlin

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:44:16pm

Everyone on “Family Guy” except Meg.

Al Bundy on “Married with Children.”

Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” (assuming muppets can vote)

Darrin Stevens and Larry Tate on “Bewitched.”

Dr. Alfred Bellows on “I Dream of Jeanie.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:51:04pm

Thurston Howell III and his wife Lovey on “Gilligan’s Island.”

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:51:58pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

Thurston Howell III and his wife Lovey on “Gilligan’s Island.”

And the Skipper.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:57:14pm

Kathy on “The Patty Duke Show.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2019 • 9:59:53pm

Cosmo Spacely and Spencer Cogswell of “The Jetsons.”

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Kilroy was here  Jul 21, 2019 • 10:04:40pm

Mr Slate of “The Flintstones”
Everyone major character on “Dallas”

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Dread Pirate  Jul 21, 2019 • 10:09:54pm
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Marsupial  Jul 21, 2019 • 10:34:03pm

I think the most obvious is John Barron.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2019 • 10:56:51pm

You think Krusty the Clown would have voted Trump?

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2019 • 11:15:50pm

re: #58 BigPapa

Questionable Thread Alert:

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Nobody in the thread mentions Archie Bunker?

I’d’a thought that one was super-obvious.

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2019 • 11:26:30pm

re: #119 Hecuba’s daughter

Alex Keaton on Family Ties.

Blair Warner (Facts of Life)

Most of the Ewing and Carrington families.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 1:15:52am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Oh, and spare me the snark - I’m not saying I uncovered some nefarious conspiracy. But if you aren’t skeptical of the claim that the chant just sprang up spontaneously, well, you should be.

The German press reported that the Kristallnacht was a “spontaneous expression of the people’s rage”.

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

re: #27 Belafon

Among other books I read to my kids, I read the Hobbit + LOTR to my oldest, His Dark Materials to the middle one, and all of the Hitchhikers books to my youngest.

Wait, are they finally working on a follow-up to The Golden Compass?

I recall that movie did not play well, probably because of serious fantasy oversaturation on the market and a lot of opposition from Christians who was the message as anti-religious (which it is, of course)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 1:43:58am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

So pro family.

“pro family” means anti-gay and anti-abortion/contraception

Just like “pro-Israel” means “pro-Armageddon”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 1:45:56am

re: #58 BigPapa

Name a fictional character who absolutely voted for Trump.

Dumb and Dumber

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 1:46:10am

re: #59 Amory Blaine

Darth Vader.

no villains!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 2:13:58am

I will keep posting here until thread morale improves…

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A Mom Anon  Jul 22, 2019 • 2:26:14am

I swear….I am moving to a cave with puppies til after Armageddon.

So I ended up quitting the BlazeItForward Facebook group this morning. A couple of members decided to give me shit on the page and in messenger over my idea to pay the lunch debts for students who don’t qualify for free lunches and are still struggling to pay the bill. Why? Come on, guess, you know what I am going to say because we hear it all the fucking time:

It’s the parents’ responsibility to feed the kids, not ours!!! Donate to food banks instead so their parents can go there and get food. One of these people claimed to be a social worker for neglected kids.

Judgment does not feed hungry kids. Food is a right and not a privilege. And kids, even if we say some parents are awful, shouldn’t ever be forced to pay for their parents’ mistakes. Blaze’s family doesn’t actually run the Facebook group, it looks like it’s a friend or friends of theirs doing it. And while it might have been nice to have group support, I don’t need it to try to do something. As fucked up and dumb as this very red county is, it would not surprise me at all if there were rules against helping. My hope is that there is already something in place, like all lunches being paid for regardless, I should be able to find out soon enough.

And if I can’t do this, I’ll figure out another way to help. But can I just say how much humans irritate the hell out of me? Who shits all over an idea to help feed kids? On a site to honor a young man who was killed just because he was a light in a dark world? I’m all out of patience for these fucking people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 3:19:35am

re: #148 A Mom Anon

Judgment does not feed hungry kids. Food is a right and not a privilege. And kids, even if we say some parents are awful, shouldn’t ever be forced to pay for their parents’ mistakes.

Also, hungry kids do not learn.

So we are wasting teachers’ salaries trying to teach empty stomachs and non-responsive minds

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 3:45:38am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wait, are they finally working on a follow-up to The Golden Compass?

I recall that movie did not play well, probably because of serious fantasy oversaturation on the market and a lot of opposition from Christians who was the message as anti-religious (which it is, of course)

Hopefully, HBO/BBC will do it as Season 1 is The Golden Compass, Season 2 will be The Subtle Knife and Season 3 will be The Amber Spyglass.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 3:47:07am

re: #139 sagehen

Nobody in the thread mentions Archie Bunker?

I’d’a thought that one was super-obvious.

Playing off that, George Jefferson.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 3:47:23am

re: #148 A Mom Anon

Your idea was a sound one - the reason it was rejected so roundly is because there’s insufficient poor shaming involved.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:13:06am

Thread, thirty-four tweets. Tim Wise worked with a PAC in Louisiana to defeat David Duke in his 1990 and 1991 campaigns for state governor and US Senator.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:17:29am

re: #139 sagehen

Nobody in the thread mentions Archie Bunker?

I’d’a thought that one was super-obvious.

Except that Archie’s from Queens, and people from Queens have a sensitive bullshit detector embedded in their DNA that told them Trump was a phony long before the rest of the world had ever heard of the guy. And Archie can’t stand phonies.

I assume he was one of the “can’t stand either of them so I won’t vote” types.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:18:47am

re: #58 BigPapa

Shad Ladue

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:18:58am

re: #148 A Mom Anon

I’m not a lawyer.

That said, you could set up a not-for-profit (with all the attendant headaches that involves) to collect money for school lunches for everyone.

Alternatively, you could go to the school board armed with facts about how much more wasteful it is to harass children and parents to collect debts from people who don’t have the money, and just have the board pass a resolution abolishing collecting money for school lunches. Any increase in taxes would actually be minuscule. The whole freakin’ city of New York did it, and their school district has to have orders of magnitude more students.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:19:44am

re: #154 i(m)p(each)sos

Except that Archie’s from Queens, and people from Queens have a sensitive bullshit detector embedded in their DNA that told them Trump was a phony long before the rest of the world had ever heard of the guy. And Archie can’t stand phonies.

I assume he was one of the “can’t stand either of them so I won’t vote” types.

Archie as a New Yorker would have been intimately familiar with Trump’s bullshit too.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:19:47am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

In his tweet #13, he notes that a lot of voters on the left (looking at you, Bernie-bros and tankies) can’t tell the difference between a corporatist Democrat and an actual, literal Nazi.

He’s right - because for that group of voters, to them…..it’s all one and the same.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:20:34am

re: #152 Dr Lizardo

Your idea was a sound one - the reason it was rejected so roundly is because there’s insufficient poor shaming involved.

make the parents go to a food bank was the tell

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:21:53am

I can see the Capulet and Montague patriarchs voting for Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:21:59am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

1/ If the Dems blow this election it will not be because they were “too far left on policy” or because they “weren’t left enough.” It will have little to do with policy at all. They are making a mistake caused by traditional consultant theory that does not apply here…

and there will be tons of interference and ratfuckery as the RNC does not have to worry about conducting a primary and can concentrate on sticking spokes into the DNC…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:25:37am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Thread, thirty-four tweets. Tim Wise worked with a PAC in Louisiana to defeat David Duke in his 1990 and 1991 campaigns for state governor and US Senator.

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Some wisdom there, though it is a veiled anti-Warren position. the key phrase is:
“because some lefties can’t tell the difference between corporatist assholes and actual literal Nazis…” The problem isn’t undecided voters,it’s disgusted, un-enthused voters. Its a bad approach if the only way to defeat a demagogue is a nicer demagogue.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:26:25am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

In his tweet #13, he notes that a lot of voters on the left (looking at you, Bernie-bros and tankies) can’t tell the difference between a corporatist Democrat and an actual, literal Nazi.

He’s right - because for that group of voters, to them…..it’s all one and the same.

It’s not that they can’t tell. They can but a far right agenda helps them more than a center left one does. I compared Greenwald the other day to the German communists who attacked the German SDP as “Social fascists.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:27:25am

re: #162 Decatur Deb

Some wisdom there, though it is a veiled anti-Warren position. the key phrase is:
“because some lefties can’t tell the difference between corporatist assholes and actual literal Nazis…” The problem isn’t undecided voters,it’s disgusted, un-enthused voters. Its a bad approach if the only way to defeat a demagogue is a nicer demagogue.

Warren isn’t the kind of person being talked about there. Stein and Nader are.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:27:57am

re: #154 i(m)p(each)sos

Except that Archie’s from Queens, and people from Queens have a sensitive bullshit detector embedded in their DNA that told them Trump was a phony long before the rest of the world had ever heard of the guy. And Archie can’t stand phonies.

I assume he was one of the “can’t stand either of them so I won’t vote” types.

Given that we’ve seen people drift from left to right, I’d imagine (to my horror) Mike Stivic voting for Trump, and Archie firing back with, “What kind of ‘voice of the forgotten man’ craps in a gold toilet in his penthouse suite, married to a Commie nudie model, huh? You tell me, Meathead”.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:28:46am

re: #160 HappyWarrior

I can see the Capulet and Montague patriarchs voting for Trump.

They should have concentrated on grounding their unruly teens.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:29:35am

Anyhow the best approach is to maximize our own base and get people who didn’t vote last time due to age, interest, naturalization, etc. If some Trump 2016 voters want to vote for our nominee, feel free but we’re not going to pander to the resentment that led them to pull the lever for Trump.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:30:20am

re: #164 HappyWarrior

Warren isn’t the kind of person being talked about there. Stein and Nader are.

He dismisses plans and wonkyness—that’s almost exclusively Warren.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:30:50am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

Anyhow the best approach is to maximize our own base and get people who didn’t vote last time due to age, interest, naturalization, etc. If some Trump 2016 voters want to vote for our nominee, feel free but we’re not going to pander to the resentment that led them to pull the lever for Trump.

don’t forget that apathy and indifference are the most effective forms of voter suppression

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:31:52am

re: #165 Dr Lizardo

Given that we’ve seen people drift from left to right, I’d imagine (to my horror) Mike Stivic voting for Trump, and Archie firing back with, “What kind of ‘voice of the forgotten man’ craps in a gold toilet in his penthouse suite, married to a Commie nudie model, huh? You tell me, Meathead”.

That would be a funny and sadly believable modern All in the Family if O’Connor and Stapleton hadn’t died. I haven’t seen too many WWII vets comment on Trump since there really aren’t a lot left.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:33:02am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Archie as a New Yorker would have been intimately familiar with Trump’s bullshit too.

Archie’s parents rented a flat from Fred Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:33:42am

re: #168 Decatur Deb

He dismisses plans and wonkyness—that’s almost exclusively Warren.

He’s saying we’re going to beat Trump by maximizing our base. Something Warren would do. Anyhow it’s one guy’s opinion. I think you need ideas but you need to get out the base too. I’m liking Warren or Harris most right now.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:34:41am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

don’t forget that apathy and indifference are the most effective forms of voter suppression

Of course.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:37:05am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹

I’m calling the school district this morning to see what they do about this. I also am trying to get in touch with one of my son’s teachers to ask her for an insider’s POV. We live in one of the richest counties in the state, but there are pockets of poverty even in the wealthy areas, the southern part of the county is where the poverty becomes more obvious, but I am certain that there are families here that could use the help. You have to start somewhere, making sure kids can focus on school instead of hunger seems like it should be easy.

It’s also not lost on me that it costs more than a couple of dollars and you have to have a corporate structure to start a non profit organization. Gah.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:38:38am

The most interesting places for me are those that voted against Nixon and Reagan but embraced Trump. Granted not always the same people as the youngest Mondale/Carter voter was 50 and 54 in 2016 and the youngest HHH/McGovern was 71/62.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:40:44am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

The most interesting places for me are those that voted against Nixon and Reagan but embraced Trump. Granted not always the same people as the youngest Mondale/Carter voter was 50 and 54 in 2016 and the youngest HHH/McGovern was 71/62.

Trump concentrated on four states that went for Obama in 2012; PA, OH MI and WI.

That guaranteed him a majority of electoral votes without even having to take Florida.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:44:03am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump concentrated on four states that went for Obama in 2012; PA, OH MI and WI.

That guaranteed him a majority of electoral votes without even having to take Florida.

I know this. A lot of those voters were in those states. I think of those, Ohio he will be the most likely to retain but the other three will prove difficult per what happened in the midterms.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:45:58am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump concentrated on four states that went for Obama in 2012; PA, OH MI and WI.

That guaranteed him a majority of electoral votes without even having to take Florida.

That’s where the impact of Parscale’s Cambridge Analytica kicked in—likely with Russian help. Instead of developing something to beat the Obama campaign’s “Narwhal”, they quietly bought it. In the meanwhile the HRC campaign let Narwhal morph into VAN and become a liability.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:46:46am

re: #178 Decatur Deb

That’s where the impact of Parscale’s Cambridge Analytica kicked in—likely with Russian help. Instead of developing something to beat the Obama campaign’s “Narwhal”, they quietly bought it. In the meanwhile the HRC campaign let Narwhal morph into VAN and become a liability.

and voter suppression also contributed to their wafer-thin edge in those key states

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:47:23am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and voter suppression also contributed to their wafer-thin edge in those key states

That’s why people need to vote in local elections.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:49:18am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and voter suppression also contributed to their wafer-thin edge in those key states

The analytics let them target both suppression and the Nuremberg roadshow.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:51:33am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

He’s not wrong, but I think we can do both. What a lot of people fail to grasp is that once you elect your candidates, the job is not done. If you want to see more liberal policies enacted then you have to continue to challenge elected officials to debate the merits and sometimes you get results you want. That’s the whole idea of representation, to elect people willing to engage and work for change to meet the needs of constituents.

And yes, we need to expose and pound the fuck out of Trump’s KKK and Nazi bullshit and all his little hitler loving pals. We have to do that, relentlessly. The good news is they don’t hide it much, we just need to amplify what they do every fucking day. There’s plenty of material to work with, old and new.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:52:16am

re: #180 HappyWarrior

That’s why people need to vote in local elections.

need to be able to vote…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:54:18am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

In his tweet #13, he notes that a lot of voters on the left (looking at you, Bernie-bros and tankies) can’t tell the difference between a corporatist Democrat and an actual, literal Nazi.

He’s right - because for that group of voters, to them…..it’s all one and the same.

The great bothsiderist lie propagated by conservatives and amplified by the media for decades.

A good chunk of the hate for Hillary Clinton goes all the way back to Scaife’s Arkansas Project to discredit her when she was First Lady of Arkansas, and too many nominal liberals fell for it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 4:56:11am

re: #184 Anymouse 🌹

The great bothsiderist lie propagated by conservatives and amplified by the media for decades.

A good chunk of the hate for Hillary Clinton goes all the way back to Scaife’s Arkansas Project to discredit her when she was First Lady of Arkansas, and too many nominal liberals fell for it.

Hillary had a record of public service. Not all of it was outstanding or exemplary, and her opponents were able to emphasize that in her campaign against a candidate with absolutely no record of public service…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:00:54am

re: #168 Decatur Deb

He dismisses plans and wonkyness—that’s almost exclusively Warren.

He doesn’t dismiss them; he says by themselves they are not enough to inspire fence-sitter voters (who made up more than 50% of the electorate in 2016). We have evidence of this in that Hillary Clinton had all sorts of plans and ideas.

He’s saying they need to relentlessly hammer his ties to white supremacists and overt Nazis as well as have plans. Screw the whinging from the right on “playing the race card.” The Democratic Party is a coalition of people of all ethnic backgrounds and races.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:02:23am

re: #165 Dr Lizardo

Given that we’ve seen people drift from left to right, I’d imagine (to my horror) Mike Stivic voting for Trump, and Archie firing back with, “What kind of ‘voice of the forgotten man’ craps in a gold toilet in his penthouse suite, married to a Commie nudie model, huh? You tell me, Meathead”.

Ter-let.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:05:58am

My wife was watching a video on the Manhattan-Rochester coalition (that is, the Army’s covert dispersal of aerosols which was done in several US and Canadian cities ostensibly to study wind patterns in a chemical attack - she was in the area where St. Louis was repeatedly hammered when she was a child).

YouTube suggested as follow-on videos a series of SheZow cartoons. (I have the dubious distinction of my sister’s late wife being the person who brought that cartoon to Hub Network as its director of operations - along with the attendant conservative outrage and threats of boycotts).

If that’s the best AI can do for suggesting something as “here’s a related video,” I don’t think we’re quite ready for AI to take over the world in a giant Skynet yet.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:07:47am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹

He doesn’t dismiss them; he says by themselves they are not enough to inspire fence-sitter voters (who made up more than 50% of the electorate in 2016). We have evidence of this in that Hillary Clinton had all sorts of plans and ideas.

He’s saying they need to relentlessly hammer his ties to white supremacists and overt Nazis as well as have plans. Screw the whinging from the right on “playing the race card.” The Democratic Party is a coalition of people of all ethnic backgrounds and races.

He says if you can’t tell the difference between the usual corporate assholes and Trump, that’s a problem and it is. It doesn’t make the “normal” right acceptable but it does mean there is a fundamental difference between Trump and your garden variety Chamber of Commerce prick.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:11:50am

My god, look at the replies in this Tweet. She’s being swarmed by QAnon nuts.

I almost feel sorry for her. And some of those Tweet replies are truly insane - frighteningly insane.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:16:01am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

My god, look at the replies in this Tweet. She’s being swarmed by QAnon nuts.

I almost feel sorry for her. And some of those Tweet replies are truly insane - frighteningly insane.

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It’s easy to see them as Bots and many are but many are real Americans who believe this cuckoo crap.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:22:26am

re: #191 HappyWarrior

It’s easy to see them as Bots and many are but many are real Americans who believe this cuckoo crap.

And many are twerps whose parents should be monitoring their Internet use.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:22:42am

re: #191 HappyWarrior

It’s easy to see them as Bots and many are but many are real Americans who believe this cuckoo crap.

Yeah, this shit is getting out of hand.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:26:53am

re: #193 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, this shit is getting out of hand.

I see its genesis in Alex Jones in the Bush years. God knows I did not like the Bush Doctrine but Jones was as he is now a fucking loony conspiracy nut spreading lies and it’s made him a wealthy man with devoted followers.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:27:47am

But yeah. I had no idea how crazy this country was becoming till I saw how easily Sandy Hook conspiracies spread.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:27:53am

re: #191 HappyWarrior

It’s easy to see them as Bots and many are but many are real Americans who believe this cuckoo crap.

and many are just assholes with too much time on their hands who enjoy getting a rise out of people or see it all as “performance art”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:28:33am

re: #195 HappyWarrior

But yeah. I had no idea how crazy this country was becoming till I saw how easily Sandy Hook conspiracies spread.

and Jade Helm

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:28:36am

re: #192 Decatur Deb

And many are twerps whose parents should be monitoring their Internet use.

Easy to act like they’re just kids too. They come in all ages.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:28:56am

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and many are just assholes with too much time on their hands who enjoy getting a rise out of people or see it all as “performance art”

May well be.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:29:11am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Easy to act like they’re just kids too. They come in all ages.

especially when they still live with their parents

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:30:28am

re: #197 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and Jade Helm

Jade Helm was three years after Sandy Hook. By 2015, I had no doubt that at least one third of this country is bonkers politically and another chunk is willing to accept that crazy.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:32:06am

re: #200 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

especially when they still live with their parents

Perhaps the real answer to all this QAnon BS will come in 2020. God knows what’ll happen if Trump loses.

When you’re convinced God is on your side, like these QAnon nutburgers seems to be and they believe their enemies are literal baby-eating, blood-drinking demons (or demon worshippers at best), what’s to stop them from taking justice into their own hands? I mean, it’s to save the world from Satanic pedophiles, right? The end justifies the means.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:32:06am

re: #200 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

especially when they still live with their parents

I do confess amusement to the many self proclaimed alpha males who wax poetically about the superiority of having a penis from their mother’s basement and who are perpetually unemployed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:32:56am

re: #201 HappyWarrior

Jade Helm was three years after Sandy Hook. By 2015, I had no doubt that at least one third of this country is bonkers politically and another chunk is willing to accept that crazy.

Jade Helm hysteria was greatly spread and amplified by bots, which would not have been half as effective if we did not a solid base of rabidly anti-Obama conspiracy-prone loonies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:34:09am

re: #203 HappyWarrior

I do confess amusement to the many self proclaimed alpha males who wax poetically about the superiority of having a penis from their mother’s basement and who are perpetually unemployed.

nor do they understand that “alpha” is just a descriptive term that relates to a particular individual’s current role within a group hierarchy, not some determinative trait.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:34:59am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wait, are they finally working on a follow-up to The Golden Compass?

I recall that movie did not play well, probably because of serious fantasy oversaturation on the market and a lot of opposition from Christians who was the message as anti-religious (which it is, of course)

They’re doing a tv series on HBO starting over. And it looks like they are going to be even more faithful, which should piss off even more “Christians”.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:36:47am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Perhaps the real answer to all this QAnon BS will come in 2020. God knows what’ll happen if Trump loses.

When you’re convinced God is on your side, like these QAnon nutburgers seems to be and they believe their enemies are literal baby-eating, blood-drinking demons (or demon worshippers at best), what’s to stop them from taking justice into their own hands? I mean, it’s to save the world from Satanic pedophiles, right? The end justifies the means.

That’s the scary thing dude and it’s why we’ve seen more political violence. FNC, Jones, Q, for years these outlets have been telling them that we are their enemies, that we hate America, that we side with terrorists, etc. It’s the age old scam. Rich old bastards telling the less well off that their real enemy is the guy next door who looks different from them and not the politician or businessman who sets you against them or has an economic policy that favors only the wealthy. Rupert Murdoch is an asshole who doesn’t know the first thing about what it means to be an American but he’s convinced millions of our fellow Americans that it means being ugly, angry, judgmental, & intolerant.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:37:38am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nor do they understand that “alpha” is just a descriptive term that relates to a particular individual’s current role within a group hierarchy, not some determinative trait.

It’s stupid shit by people who don’t have a clue how society actually functions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:37:51am

re: #207 HappyWarrior

thy. Rupert Murdoch is an asshole who doesn’t know the first thing about what it means to be an American but he’s convinced millions of our fellow Americans that it means being ugly, angry, judgmental, & intolerant white European.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:40:37am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Jade Helm hysteria was greatly spread and amplified by bots, which would not have been half as effective if we did not a solid base of rabidly anti-Obama conspiracy-prone loonies.

I’m not disputing that. I said I knew shit was getting weird in 2012 when schoolchildren being murdered resulted in conspiracies. You brought something up three years later. I was speaking for my own observations. Jade Helm wasn’t a revelation to me but a continuance as was Stoneman Douglas’s aftermath.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:40:58am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Same difference.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:42:38am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

My god, look at the replies in this Tweet. She’s being swarmed by QAnon nuts.

I almost feel sorry for her. And some of those Tweet replies are truly insane - frighteningly insane.

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Mommy’s little Trump apologist is getting what she deserves.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:44:51am

I need to see that documentary that one woman did on her Dad and FNC. I contend the best way to combat FNC is to see the world beyond your borders. I don’t mean the US necessarily because I know international travel is expensive. I mean something as simple as trying a new food, watching a film that is about a group different than yours, listen to music, etc. FNC created us and them. You can disagree with MSNBC’s slant but there never was an analog to Roger Ailes over there whose sole intention was that the viewers there would be permanent rage boners like him.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:45:39am

Wow, I wonder what those KKKraKKKer Qbots are going to say after Mueller testifies and Trump doesn’t declare martial law.

And I’d like to thank the 4chan asshole who does the Q shit for brainwashing family members to the point that they will “pray for me to come to Jesus” after I’m arrested this week for “being an agent of the Deep State”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:46:08am

re: #210 HappyWarrior

I’m not disputing that. I said I knew shit was getting weird in 2012 when schoolchildren being murdered resulted in conspiracies. You brought something up three years later. I was speaking for my own observations. Jade Helm wasn’t a revelation to me but a continuance as was Stoneman Douglas’s aftermath.

Sandy Hook was rightly seen by the NRA as potentially damaging to their Gospel of The Gun and they were going to welcome and promote anything to counter that, even if it meant fanciful and contrived conspiracy theories.

Alex Jones defended himself by calling it “performance art”…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:47:17am

re: #215 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sandy Hook was rightly seen by the NRA as potentially damaging to their Gospel of The Gun and they were going to welcome and promote anything to counter that, even if it meant fanciful and contrived conspiracy theories.

Alex Jones defended himself by calling it “performance art”…

There are few things that will give me greater pleasure than seeing Alex Jones destroyed by the Sandy Hook families.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:47:31am

A bit of noteworthy news from Europe:

A French submarine that went missing in the western Mediterranean in 1968 has been located during a search mission, officials said Monday, ending a 51-year wait for families of the deceased who continue to seek answers to the naval disaster.

“It’s a success, a relief and a technical feat,” Defence Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter, after the wreck was discovered 45 kilometres (30 miles) off the southern French port of Toulon.

“I am thinking of the families who have waited for this moment for so long,” she said.

france24.com

More about the Minerve here and its loss here:

en.wikipedia.org

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:49:11am

re: #214 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wow, I wonder what those KKKraKKKer Qbots are going to say after Mueller testifies and Trump doesn’t declare martial law.

And I’d like to thank the 4chan asshole who does the Q shit for brainwashing family members to the point that they will “pray for me to come to Jesus” after I’m arrested this week for “being an agent of the Deep State”.

Hate to say it, but they’ll say something like “TRUST THE PLAN!!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:50:06am

re: #216 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are few things that will give me greater pleasure than seeing Alex Jones destroyed by the Sandy Hook families.

I am convinced that a lot of Flat-Earthers or Moon Landing Deniers are just in it for the shits & giggles and simply enjoy getting a rise out of people (like Buzz Aldrin) but that is vastly different than demeaning the loss and tragedy suffered by the parents of the victims of mass shootings.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:50:20am

re: #215 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sandy Hook was rightly seen by the NRA as potentially damaging to their Gospel of The Gun and they were going to welcome and promote anything to counter that, even if it meant fanciful and contrived conspiracy theories.

Alex Jones defended himself by calling it “performance art”…

Right and for 25 year old me, it revealed there was no bottom for this crap. Children. Only a year older than my niece is targeted by an asshole and Jones and the NRA spread conspiracies and began it being acceptable to harass survivors and their loved ones. Jones alone deserves to rot for that. I remember Va Tech. I was in college and indeed had friends and family who were there but VA Tech as with Columbine before saddened the entire nation. Sandy Hook was something different.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:50:46am

Shall we check in with the assholes who run the Illinois RepubliKKKlan Party after their Facebook faux pas?

Illinois Republicans are trying to quash outrage after a graphic on the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association Facebook page posted Friday depicted four congresswomen of color in an action movie-style poster topped with the title “The Jihad Squad.”

In the picture, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are wielding guns, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), seemingly photoshopped onto a red, Bond-girl style dress, smiles in the middle.

State Republican Chairman Tim Schneider responded to what he called the “bigoted rhetoric” in a statement, according to the Tribune.

“My intense disagreement with the socialist policies and anti-Semitic language of these four congresswoman has absolutely nothing to do with their race or religion,” he said. “I urge everyone who opposes them to keep the rhetoric focused on policy and ideology.”

In other words, Tim and his pals which include a former denizen of this page who slandered my son are full blown racists.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:50:54am

re: #216 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are few things that will give me greater pleasure than seeing Alex Jones destroyed by the Sandy Hook families.

Ditto. I hope he’s in litigation hell until he finally croaks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:51:24am

re: #220 HappyWarrior

I was in college and indeed had friends and family who were there but VA Tech as with Columbine before saddened the entire nation. Sandy Hook was something different.

I had kids in grade school, but, living in Europe, I did not have to worry greatly for their safety.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:51:50am

re: #221 Joe Bacon 🌹

Shall we check in with the assholes who run the Illinois RepubliKKKlan Party after their Facebook faux pas?

Illinois Republicans are trying to quash outrage after a graphic on the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association Facebook page posted Friday depicted four congresswomen of color in an action movie-style poster topped with the title “The Jihad Squad.”

In the picture, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are wielding guns, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), seemingly photoshopped onto a red, Bond-girl style dress, smiles in the middle.

State Republican Chairman Tim Schneider responded to what he called the “bigoted rhetoric” in a statement, according to the Tribune.

“My intense disagreement with the socialist policies and anti-Semitic language of these four congresswoman has absolutely nothing to do with their race or religion,” he said. “I urge everyone who opposes them to keep the rhetoric focused on policy and ideology.”

In other words, Tim and his pals which include a former denizen of this page who slandered my son are full blown racists.

talkingpointsmemo.com

Jihad Squad. Intention wasn’t racist my ass.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:53:12am

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Ditto. I hope he’s in litigation hell until he finally croaks.

Hopefully one day in the not-too-distant-future, Alex Jones can rant and rave from the comfort of his Kenmore refrigerator box.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:55:22am

re: #223 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had kids in grade school, but, living in Europe, I did not have to worry greatly for their safety.

Well the safety issue is another matter. But I’m talking about how we responded as a nation. Columbine and Tech didn’t have this stupid false flag shit that SH and Douglas did. That’s why SH was a point of no return. A massacre of children reduced to a pathetic asshole’s conspiracy racket.

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DangerMan  Jul 22, 2019 • 5:57:39am

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:03:36am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

My god, look at the replies in this Tweet. She’s being swarmed by QAnon nuts.

I almost feel sorry for her. And some of those Tweet replies are truly insane - frighteningly insane.

I feel sorry for her in the sense no one should suffer threats (and a lot of those are threats, and I’ll bet Twitter won’t remove them if reported because Freeze Peaach).

She could have called this nonsense out, but access journalism (and her mother being Kushner’s PR flak) led her to normalising this crap.

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DangerMan  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:03:58am

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:05:26am

re: #227 DangerMan

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Tolerance has always been the wrong word. Understanding is more apt. I don’t tolerate different people so much as I understand them. I understand you’re from a different country but I do not understand why you think your prejudices based on religion should dictate secular law.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:07:19am

re: #195 HappyWarrior

But yeah. I had no idea how crazy this country was becoming till I saw how easily Sandy Hook conspiracies spread.

Oh way before that. Even before 9/11. Before “fluoride in water is a a Communist plot” John Bircher nonsense.

The conspiratorial conservative has always been with us.

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jeffreyw  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:07:42am

Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:07:50am

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹

I feel sorry for her in the sense no one should suffer threats (and a lot of those are threats, and I’ll bet Twitter won’t remove them if reported because Freeze Peaach).

She could have called this nonsense out, but access journalism (and her mother being Kushner’s PR flak) led her to normalising this crap.

I think that’s what he means. Like another angle. I may despise Ben Shapiro but I do feel bad he gets Antisemitic threats but I still feel he’s a chickenshit sexist bigot who needs to own his part in the rise of Trumpism.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:09:42am

re: #231 Anymouse 🌹

Oh way before that. Even before 9/11. Before “fluoride in water is a a Communist plot” John Bircher nonsense.

The conspiratorial conservative has always been with us.

You do know how old I am right? I’m not talking about conservatives. I’m talking about the mainstreaming of this crap. I mean lemme be clear here, Fuck Reagan and Nixon and Bush II but I can’t imagine a world where they fully embrace Alex Jones.

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:11:28am

re: #58 BigPapa

Ross from Friends
Joey from Friends - by mistake
Everyone on the Dukes of Hazzard.
Jayne on Serenity

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:12:15am

re: #207 HappyWarrior

That’s the scary thing dude and it’s why we’ve seen more political violence. FNC, Jones, Q, for years these outlets have been telling them that we are their enemies, that we hate America, that we side with terrorists, etc. It’s the age old scam. Rich old bastards telling the less well off that their real enemy is the guy next door who looks different from them and not the politician or businessman who sets you against them or has an economic policy that favors only the wealthy. Rupert Murdoch is an asshole who doesn’t know the first thing about what it means to be an American but he’s convinced millions of our fellow Americans that it means being ugly, angry, judgmental, & intolerant.

Right wing violence has always been with us, the most prominent example being the Civil War.

The Klan, Jim Crow lynchings, The National Alliance, the Order, abortion clinic bombings, the Atlanta Olympics bombing, wingnuts at David Koresh’s compound, the Oklahoma City bombing.

The period of time we are in now is one of the most peaceful with regard to conservatives.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:12:30am

I mean all this does connect to each other but we each have our revelations. I’m not saying Conspiracy bs wasn’t peddled before 2012. I’m saying seeing with my own two eyes people who I personally know peddle it after a shooting of kids was an eye opener and how Jones who had for a long time rightfully seen as a fringe kook got mainstreamed.

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Targetpractice  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:12:54am

Something I think needs to be kept in mind this week:

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:13:37am

re: #236 Anymouse 🌹

Right wing violence has always been with us, the most prominent example being the Civil War.

The Klan, Jim Crow lynchings, The National Alliance, the Order, abortion clinic bombings, the Atlanta Olympics bombing, wingnuts at David Koresh’s compound, the Oklahoma City bombing.

The period of time we are in now is one of the most peaceful with regard to conservatives.

That’s why I said age old.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:14:24am

re: #238 Targetpractice

Something I think needs to be kept in mind this week:

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Well at the very least, he will make it clear that Trump wasn’t cleared and that will be on record.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:15:29am

re: #210 HappyWarrior

I’m not disputing that. I said I knew shit was getting weird in 2012 when schoolchildren being murdered resulted in conspiracies. You brought something up three years later. I was speaking for my own observations. Jade Helm wasn’t a revelation to me but a continuance as was Stoneman Douglas’s aftermath.

There were conspiracy theories surrounding the 1927 Bath, Michigan Consolidated School massacre (which still stands as the worst school massacre in the USA).

No surprise, caused by a conservative anti-tax protestor who worked for the school district. (I grew up near there.)

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:16:04am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. The heat wave appears to have broken, but the humidity is still unbearable.

But that’s still more tolerable than the fucknut in the WH and his coven of criminals and complicit cronies in the WH and GOP that protect him from consequences of his actions.

Trump is unfit to be president. This was true in 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. 2019.

It was true in the 1970s when the DOJ slammed him and his racist dad with a consent order to stop discriminating against minorities at their housing projects. Trump is now and has always been a racist. It’s who he has always been. Nothing’s changed - except the platform and the media continues to try to both sides and wait for that presidential moment that will never come.

Some in the media, like Daniel Dale, Dave Faharenthold, and others continue to shine a light on Trumpworld and their lies and criminality and financial chicanery. But far more listen to Fox and the steady stream of agitprop for decades than care what was in the contents of the Mueller report (which clearly set out criminal acts by Trump and his cronies).

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Kilroy was here  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:17:36am

A little Monday Morning Randy Rainbow

SUCKERS - Randy Rainbow Song Parody

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:18:45am

re: #214 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wow, I wonder what those KKKraKKKer Qbots are going to say after Mueller testifies and Trump doesn’t declare martial law.

And I’d like to thank the 4chan asshole who does the Q shit for brainwashing family members to the point that they will “pray for me to come to Jesus” after I’m arrested this week for “being an agent of the Deep State”.

Wow, you’re family thinks you’re going to be arrested?

I’m sorry you have an insane family, Joe. I’ll Internet adopt you into mine if that will help.

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Targetpractice  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:19:11am

re: #240 HappyWarrior

Well at the very least, he will make it clear that Trump wasn’t cleared and that will be on record.

Except he’s on the record…twice. I can’t imagine that phrasing it another way will really make much difference. If anything, House Dems are delivering yet another opportunity to the Repubs to get him on the record as saying that the evidence wasn’t sufficient to sustain collusion charges.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:21:47am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

There were conspiracy theories surrounding the 1927 Bath, Michigan Consolidated School massacre (which still stands as the worst school massacre in the USA).

No surprise, caused by a conservative anti-tax protestor who worked for the school district. (I grew up near there.)

And once again how well spread was this? I’m not disputing that conspiracies existed before 2012. I’m telling you that after Sandy Hook in my eyes, these became much more acceptable. Fuck the NRA of 1998 and 2006 but they didn’t engage in conspiracies following Columbine and VA Tech that we saw following Sandy Hook and Stoneman Douglas. It doesn’t change what American conservatism is or was, it’s about how tragedies got their conspiracy crap mainstreamed. Please read more closely what I’m trying to articulate here. It’s nkt that Sandy Hook birthed conspiracy theories among cons, it’s that the biggest perpetuators of said CTs. Alex Jones isn’t getting interviewed on NBC as a normal guy a few years after 9/11 but he is after Sandy Hook.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:22:42am

re: #245 Targetpractice

Except he’s on the record…twice. I can’t imagine that phrasing it another way will really make much difference. If anything, House Dems are delivering yet another opportunity to the Repubs to get him on the record as saying that the evidence wasn’t sufficient to sustain collusion charges.

The Congressional record is different than the public one but I hear ya.

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garzooma  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:24:43am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Thread, thirty-four tweets. Tim Wise worked with a PAC in Louisiana to defeat David Duke in his 1990 and 1991 campaigns for state governor and US Senator.

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11/ It allowed people to say “well if he’s really this racist, white supremacist, why are they talking about all this other stuff?” It actually undermined our ability to paint him as the extremist he was/is. And as a result, the threat he posed was not clear enough to voters…

I’ve said the same thing about the threat to democracy in this country. If Democrats, the direct targets of the Russian attacks, don’t talk about this all the time, is it really all that big a deal?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:25:35am

re: #219 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am convinced that a lot of Flat-Earthers or Moon Landing Deniers are just in it for the shits & giggles and simply enjoy getting a rise out of people (like Buzz Aldrin) but that is vastly different than demeaning the loss and tragedy suffered by the parents of the victims of mass shootings.

Some of the software engineers at Digital formed a Flat Earth Society group in Colorado Springs. My wife tells me they broke the group up when they started getting too many true believers coming to their meetings from the community (they’d started it as a lark and were overwhelmed by idiots).

There might be some who are in it for the grift, but the overwhelming majority of them are those who are Bible literalists and take the Flat Earth nonsense seriously. It is really no different than any other conspiratorial thinking: THEY are hiding something from you for [unspecified reason but must be nefarious].

My wife has been arguing in the chat of one of the SheZow cartoons with an antivaxxer who is absolutely convinced by the University of Google that THEY want to poison you for profit, and polio has no lasting effects (but the vaccine does). Never mind both her mother and my mother had polio, and her mother was left paralysed in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, while mine suffers from post-polio syndrome.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:25:57am

re: #236 Anymouse 🌹

Right wing violence has always been with us, the most prominent example being the Civil War.

The Klan, Jim Crow lynchings, The National Alliance, the Order, abortion clinic bombings, the Atlanta Olympics bombing, wingnuts at David Koresh’s compound, the Oklahoma City bombing.

The period of time we are in now is one of the most peaceful with regard to conservatives.

Only because they have discovered or developed other means of achieving their agenda without having to resort to brute force or threats…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:26:33am

Quick show of hands, did you see more this is a false flag for our guns after Columbine, VA Tech, Sandy Hook, or Stoneman Douglas. Four shootings. Two in a Democratic presidency snd two in a Republican. It’s not that the conspiracies didn’t exist in 1998 and 2006, it’s that 2012 imo began the normalization of their peddlers. Alex Jones as I remember it was seen as a kook in the Bush years by conservatives. Hell I even remember due to No Conservative Scotsmen many tried to say he was a liberal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:26:48am

re: #238 Targetpractice

Don’t expect Mueller to deliver any surprises: ‘He doesn’t spin, he doesn’t speculate and he doesn’t hypothesize’

at best he will clearly contradict Barr’s and Trump’s claims that there was nothing in his report worthy of following up on…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:27:50am

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BlueGrl21  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:28:11am

re: #174 A Mom Anon

I’m calling the school district this morning to see what they do about this. I also am trying to get in touch with one of my son’s teachers to ask her for an insider’s POV. We live in one of the richest counties in the state, but there are pockets of poverty even in the wealthy areas, the southern part of the county is where the poverty becomes more obvious, but I am certain that there are families here that could use the help. You have to start somewhere, making sure kids can focus on school instead of hunger seems like it should be easy.

It’s also not lost on me that it costs more than a couple of dollars and you have to have a corporate structure to start a non profit organization. Gah.

Sorry to be late to the party, but my school district has a program where kids with extra money left in their account at the end of the school year can donate it to settle the balances of the kids who need it. They are able to cover those balances every year as a result….what parent needs the drama of chasing down a $5 check to get a refund?

If your district would consider it, it’s a very cool program.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:30:07am

re: #162 Decatur Deb

Some wisdom there, though it is a veiled anti-Warren position. the key phrase is:
“because some lefties can’t tell the difference between corporatist assholes and actual literal Nazis…” The problem isn’t undecided voters,it’s disgusted, un-enthused voters. Its a bad approach if the only way to defeat a demagogue is a nicer demagogue.

From what I remember, the only difference between a corporatist assholes and actual literal Nazis is the corporatist asshole would sell out Nazis if he thought he could make a quicker buck off of it.

We are going to have a billion descriptions of what Democrats need to do to win. The only ones I truly care for are those that talk about finding candidates, GOTV, and being angry at the GOP.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:31:16am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

The NRA did spread conspiracies about Columbine and VA Tech, but they were the more garden-variety “liberals are coming for your guns” type.

Bill O’Reilley came out with a conspiratorial book on Reagan being shot by GHW Bush (Bush had the most to gain). Others spread conspiracies that it was neo-Nazis who shot the president.

The only real difference between older conspiracies and newer ones is we have an Internet to spread them, where before you needed a Mimeograph machine.

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Targetpractice  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:33:09am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

at best he will clearly contradict Barr’s and Trump’s claims that there was nothing in his report worthy of following up on…

I think the long of short of it all is that anything he could tell us has already been said by him. He’s not going to drop any major bombshells, nor is he going to help make the case for the Dems beyond what’s in the report. The most he’s gonna be able to do is give the Repubs on the committee yet another wall to sling their shit in the hopes of finding something that the public will believe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:33:15am

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹

The only real difference between older conspiracies and newer ones is we have an Internet to spread them, where before you needed a Mimeograph machine.

Yeah, it was the sort of thing you could hear being discussed at any bar or NASCAR event anywhere throughout the Great American Midlands and South…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:35:23am

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

Yeah, it was the sort of thing you could hear being discussed at any bar or NASCAR event anywhere throughout the Great American Midlands and South…

Look how well the “Lost Cause” nonsense spread through Dixie, or the “stab in the back” myth in Germany.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:36:29am

re: #238 Targetpractice

Something I think needs to be kept in mind this week:

Someone should ask Mueller if he’s a robot.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:38:02am

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹

The NRA did spread conspiracies about Columbine and VA Tech, but they were the more garden-variety “liberals are coming for your guns” type.

Bill O’Reilley came out with a conspiratorial book on Reagan being shot by GHW Bush (Bush had the most to gain). Others spread conspiracies that it was neo-Nazis who shot the president.

The only real difference between older conspiracies and newer ones is we have an Internet to spread them, where before you needed a Mimeograph machine.

I’m talking explicitly about the conspiracies that denied these events even happened. That’s what I’m talking about. The survivors of Columbine and VA Tech weren’t told that they were crisis actors by people associated with the mainstream right. Don’t get me wrong. The Dems are coming for your guns is sick and it’s been a constant but what imo made Sandy Hook to me the start of something really awful was the political targeting of the survivors.

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:40:04am

Hyperloop test has a rapid unplanned disassembly, but the braking system worked as expected to safely stop vehicle.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:40:19am

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹

The NRA did spread conspiracies about Columbine and VA Tech, but they were the more garden-variety “liberals are coming for your guns” type.

Bill O’Reilley came out with a conspiratorial book on Reagan being shot by GHW Bush (Bush had the most to gain). Others spread conspiracies that it was neo-Nazis who shot the president.

The only real difference between older conspiracies and newer ones is we have an Internet to spread them, where before you needed a Mimeograph machine.

We had internet following 9/11. I don’t entirely disagree that the internet has allowed this to spread more but it’s more complex than that imo.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:40:47am

re: #255 Belafon

From what I remember, the only difference between a corporatist assholes and actual literal Nazis is the corporatist asshole would sell out Nazis if he thought he could make a quicker buck off of it.

We are going to have a billion descriptions of what Democrats need to do to win. The only ones I truly care for are those that talk about finding candidates, GOTV, and being angry at the GOP.

Depending on the headspace of the purists, a Dem or PAC who takes a donation from anyone but a widow or orphan will be painted as corporatist. That’s everyone who has a chance of actually winning a race. Even without a guess at the eventual nominee, the psychological dynamic of the 2020 race is locking up right now.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:42:19am

re: #262 lawhawk

Hyperloop test has a rapid unplanned disassembly, but the braking system worked as expected to safely stop vehicle.

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At that speed, I’d think a person unlucky enough to be inside a hyperloop pod would end up having a “rapid unplanned disassembly” - and a rather messy one at that.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:42:38am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹

Look how well the “Lost Cause” nonsense spread through Dixie, or the “stab in the back” myth in Germany.

Which existed before the internet but was believed and spread by mainstream Germans like General Lunderdorff just like our current “President” believes the last one wasn’t born here. It’s mass communications yes but it’s when influential people give credence to them that things get really bad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:44:18am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

I’m talking explicitly about the conspiracies that denied these events even happened. That’s what I’m talking about. The survivors of Columbine and VA Tech weren’t told that they were crisis actors by people associated with the mainstream right. Don’t get me wrong. The Dems are coming for your guns is sick and it’s been a constant but what imo made Sandy Hook to me the start of something really awful was the political targeting of the survivors.

The same claims were made about the Tacoma Mall shooting in 2005, or the Westroads Mall shooting in Omaha in 2007.

The idea of “false flag” attacks has inherently included “crisis actors.” The terminology changed; the conspiratorial thinking didn’t.

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Targetpractice  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:46:31am

re: #262 lawhawk

Hyperloop test has a rapid unplanned disassembly, but the braking system worked as expected to safely stop vehicle.

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“Yeah, the pod became a pile of scrap metal, but at least the brakes worked!” is not a ringing endorsement.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:47:23am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹

The same claims were made about the Tacoma Mall shooting in 2005, or the Westroads Mall shooting in Omaha in 2007.

The idea of “false flag” attacks has inherently included “crisis actors.” The terminology changed; the conspiratorial thinking didn’t.

Were the victims of those targeted for harassment? Again. The tech definitely changed the equation but whereas in the past, a Republican would merely humor someone like Limbaugh who believed crap like Vince Foster was killed by Clinton, now the candidates say shit like that themselves.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:47:45am

This is a complicated issue that’s hard to articulate.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:50:53am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹

The same claims were made about the Tacoma Mall shooting in 2005, or the Westroads Mall shooting in Omaha in 2007.

The idea of “false flag” attacks has inherently included “crisis actors.” The terminology changed; the conspiratorial thinking didn’t.

The bedrock thinking behind this crap is the mindset that proposes the oil companies bought up the patents for the water-power auto carburetor.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:57:43am

re: #265 Dr Lizardo

At that speed, I’d think a person unlucky enough to be inside a hyperloop pod would end up having a “rapid unplanned disassembly” - and a rather messy one at that.

MANNED ROCKET SLED RUN

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:57:54am

re: #271 Decatur Deb

The bedrock thinking behind this crap is the mindset that proposes the oil companies bought up the patents for the water-power auto carburetor.

That particular nonsense took no Internet to spread.

Neither did homeopathy, laetrile, or all sorts of medical quakery including antivaxxers going all the way back to the 1700’s over smallpox vaccine.

The Internet certainly allows douchecanoes to spread conspiratorial nonsense faster, including old conspiracies such as the JBS fluoride is a communist plot one.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 22, 2019 • 6:59:55am

Fictional characters (non villains) who would have voted for Trump:

Aunt Polly
Mandy (from Life of Brian)
Fred Flintstone
Barney Rubble
Peter Griffin
Kenny’s parents (from South Park)
The entire town of Dogpatch (from Li’l Abner)

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Kilroy was here  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:01:54am

re: #262 lawhawk

Hyperloop test has a rapid unplanned disassembly, but the braking system worked as expected to safely stop vehicle.

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Best guess the passengers would have pulled about 55 Gs decelerating.
(111m/s to 0 in 2 seconds)
Maybe not fatal if the passengers were strapped in very well in padded seats facing backwards.
Anything not strapped down would be a missile, including people.
(recalculated starting with 134m/s (482 kph) and it is -67gs)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:02:44am

re: #272 Decatur Deb

-42 G’s?

Damn.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:03:40am

re: #272 Decatur Deb

46.2 G’s

Oh lordy

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Decatur Deb  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:07:49am

A couple times I’ve gone from c220 ft/sec to 21 ft/sec over 2 seconds (total main chute malfunction at terminal velocity). On the second one I clearly remember thinking “Oh no, not again” before hitting the reserve.

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mmmirele  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:11:14am

re: #174 A Mom Anon

There’s the charity Philando Castile’s family set up after his murder. Its purpose is to pay lunch debt. May be something to look onto. But I wouldn’t mind paying more in taxes to give kids two good meals a day. We’re a rich country, kids shouldn’t be going hungry and humiliated in the lunch line.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:11:38am

More Huawei shenanigans.

The Czech branch of the Chinese company Huawei is suspected of collecting sensitive data on officials and businessmen through its employees. This material is allegedly gathered during business meetings and subsequently entered into a central database to which the company’s headquarters in China have access. Czech Radio’s investigative team at Radiožurnál broke the story, citing former Huawei employees and Czech intelligence sources.

Two former managers who worked at the Czech branch of the Chinese tech and telecommunications giant Huawei recently spoke under condition of anonymity to Czech Radio’s investigative team, which has been analysing how exactly Huawei functions in the Czech Republic.

The company has been under the spotlight due to its bid to roll out the 5G network here and elsewhere in Europe.

radio.cz

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:12:18am

re: #277 Shropshire Slasher

46.2 G’s

Oh lordy

Human pancakes.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:13:06am

BBL.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:16:36am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

More Huawei shenanigans.

radio.cz

Huawei also now under investigation for breaking sanctions to provide IT infrastructure to NK.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:21:42am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:25:06am

re: #274 The Pie Overlord!

Fictional characters (non villains) who would have voted for Trump:

Aunt Polly
Mandy (from Life of Brian)
Fred Flintstone
Barney Rubble
Peter Griffin
Kenny’s parents (from South Park)
The entire town of Dogpatch (from Li’l Abner)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:28:58am

Any of the characters in the book “Atlas Shrugged.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:29:59am

I’m headed off for a nap. Probably have to go into town later today for some grocery shopping.

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BigPapa  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:36:40am

re: #238 Targetpractice

‘Mr Mueller, if Trump was not a sitting president and you didn’t have to abide by JD policy, would you have prosecuted Donald Trump?’

Mueller won’t deliver any bombshells on his own. He has to be asked the correct questions.

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William Lewis  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:37:27am

re: #279 mmmirele

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There’s the charity Philando Castile’s family set up after his murder. Its purpose is to pay lunch debt. May be something to look onto. But I wouldn’t mind paying more in taxes to give kids two good meals a day. We’re a rich country, kids shouldn’t be going hungry and humiliated in the lunch line.

Agreed. You’d think it wouldn’t be a big deal considering this dude who once said ” For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” But then they might actually live up to all that, I suppose, and that just wouldn’t sit well in their Calvinist minds…

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jeffreyw  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:40:37am

re: #278 Decatur Deb

A couple times I’ve gone from c220 ft/sec to 21 ft/sec over 2 seconds (total main chute malfunction at terminal velocity). On the second one I clearly remember thinking “Oh no, not again” before hitting the reserve.

“Will the jumper with the malfunction please pull his reserve!”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:41:46am

Lre: #289 William Lewis

Agreed. You’d think it wouldn’t be a big deal considering this dude who once said ” For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” But then they might actually live up to all that, I suppose, and that just wouldn’t sit well in their Calvinist minds…

I think that at its core explains why I’ve never embraced economic right wing thinking. Calvinism never influenced my grandparents or parents and thus me. I have one Great Grandparent who was raised Lutheran but the rest were Catholics of the Roman and Byzantine variety. Obviously those denominations have their own root problems but never this “Tough shit if you starve because you can’t afford something.” No child or adult for that matter should go without a meal.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:43:58am

JFC

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:45:24am

re: #292 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

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I think you forgot @FoxNews, Donnie Dimmest. But all jokes aside, you sure sound confident for someone who is winning the narrative.

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steve_davis  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:47:10am

re: #18 Charles Johnson

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i’m having serious deja vu here. Wasn’t there already an armored bear in Golden Compass? Is this a series of some sort based on that source material?

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wrenchwench  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:47:44am

re: #292 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

[Fake News Equals the Enemy of the People!]

FNEEP!

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Ferdinand  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:50:30am

re: #294 steve_davis

i’m having serious deja vu here. Wasn’t there already an armored bear in Golden Compass? Is this a series of some sort based on that source material?

This is an HBO series remake of The Golden Compass, the first book of the His Dark Materials trilogy, so ya the armored bear has been done before. Basically the church is the villain of the plot, so fundamentalist Christians freak out over it.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:50:55am

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no villains!

He was misunderstood!

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:52:39am

Equifax settles with states for $425 million over data breach. NY gets $19.2 million.

That’s still a fraction of the damage they did to everyone’s data privacy and credit info.

Equifax currently trades at $138 a share. They give a 38 cent per share dividend, and have EPS of $1.20.

This company still has oversized say as to the credit that individuals and businesses can obtain, despite having massive data breach and not doing right by anyone who was harmed (and that’s pretty much everyone in the nation).

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steve_davis  Jul 22, 2019 • 7:53:26am

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

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i doubt any of the women getting married at a Trump resort have any Nochte left to Prime.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:02:35am

re: #294 steve_davis

i’m having serious deja vu here. Wasn’t there already an armored bear in Golden Compass? Is this a series of some sort based on that source material?

They’re making a series based on (hopefully) all the books. That movie was really meh compared to the book because there’s more to explore than what they could fit into a movie. It’s similar to the Netflix show for A Series of Unfortunate Events vs the movie.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:05:20am

re: #300 Belafon

They’re making a series based on (hopefully) all the books. That movie was really meh compared to the book because there’s more to explore than what they could fit into a movie. It’s similar to the Netflix show for A Series of Unfortunate Events vs the movie.

Yea, for going for written media to movie it seems that novella length is about the most you can do a decent movie from. For novels you have to chop stuff out* and short stories often need padding. A series allows you a lot more leeway to work with the material.

* - Or put in five tons of extra crap if you’re trying to take _The Hobbit_ from shortish novel to trilogy including CGI-fest and techno-Orcs.

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Targetpractice  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:22:53am

re: #288 BigPapa

‘Mr Mueller, if Trump was not a sitting president and you didn’t have to abide by JD policy, would you have prosecuted Donald Trump?’

Mueller won’t deliver any bombshells on his own. He has to be asked the correct questions.

At best, he’ll say that in such a scenario, he might have gone ahead with an indictment. And that will be as far as it goes, he won’t speculate on his chances of successfully convicting Trump. And note that’s the best possible outcome, the most likely outcome will be that he comments that he’s not comfortable speculating.

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William Lewis  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:31:25am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

L

I think that at its core explains why I’ve never embraced economic right wing thinking. Calvinism never influenced my grandparents or parents and thus me. I have one Great Grandparent who was raised Lutheran but the rest were Catholics of the Roman and Byzantine variety. Obviously those denominations have their own root problems but never this “Tough shit if you starve because you can’t afford something.” No child or adult for that matter should go without a meal.

Anglicans never fell for Calvinism either - thus the whole “Puritan” crap fest that the English ended up fighting a civil war over. Charles I was a shitty monarch but really it was the religious fighting that really set the stage for that bloody mess and the even worse disaster of the Commonwealth.

The New Model Army is why the founding fathers of this nation feared the idea of a standing army so much and put such an emphasis on militias. In a real sense one can blame the Puritans and their religious intolerance for the 2nd Amendment.

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:32:03am

re: #302 Targetpractice

Questions to ask - apologies if the order isn’t quite right):

1) Was your investigation prematurely ended once AG Barr was in a position to weigh in on the ongoing work?
2) Did AG Barr talk to you prior to your issuance of the report?
3) Did anyone from the DOJ request that you wrap up investigation?
4) What’s the DOJ policy on indictment of a sitting president?
4a) In your legal opinion, was there sufficient information to indict Trump on federal felonies but for DOJ policy?
5) What was the precipitating action that led to your being named as special counsel?

The thing is, that you want to ask the questions knowing what the answers will be - We don’t know what the answers to 1-3 would be.

We know that he’d answer yes to 4a.

We also know that the Comey firing is what led to the OSC being named.

There’s also a series of questions to be asked relating to Russian and foreign interference. There’s additional questions relating to wikileaks and coordinating efforts.

And then there’s the June meeting with Russians and Trumpworld.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:34:26am

re: #303 William Lewis

Anglicans never fell for Calvinism either - thus the whole “Puritan” crap fest that the English ended up fighting a civil war over. Charles I was a shitty monarch but really it was the religious fighting that really set the stage for that bloody mess and the even worse disaster of the Commonwealth.

The New Model Army is why the founding fathers of this nation feared the idea of a standing army so much and put such an emphasis on militias. In a real sense one can blame the Puritans and their religious intolerance for the 2nd Amendment.

Cromwell invited the Jews back to England after they were banned for 400 years.

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Targetpractice  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:37:53am

re: #304 lawhawk

Questions to ask - apologies if the order isn’t quite right):

1) Was your investigation prematurely ended once AG Barr was in a position to weigh in on the ongoing work?
2) Did AG Barr talk to you prior to your issuance of the report?
3) Did anyone from the DOJ request that you wrap up investigation?
4) What’s the DOJ policy on indictment of a sitting president?
4a) In your legal opinion, was there sufficient information to indict Trump on federal felonies but for DOJ policy?
5) What was the precipitating action that led to your being named as special counsel?

The thing is, that you want to ask the questions knowing what the answers will be - We don’t know what the answers to 1-3 would be.

We know that he’d answer yes to 4a.

We also know that the Comey firing is what led to the OSC being named.

There’s also a series of questions to be asked relating to Russian and foreign interference. There’s additional questions relating to wikileaks and coordinating efforts.

And then there’s the June meeting with Russians and Trumpworld.

There’s questions to be asked and I agree that all these questions would be valuable to ask. But you’re right, it’s generally best to ask questions to which you already know the answer, a big risk when you’re trying to float a narrative that this administration has been doing everything in its power to obstruct and quash investigations. And even that is speculative, as it doesn’t seem like the Dem caucus has actually settled on much of a narrative. They truly do seem to be engaging in the very thing that we’ve tried to deny for a good while: A fishing expedition in search of anything that would look “bad” next November.

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William Lewis  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:38:51am

re: #296 Ferdinand

Basically the church is the villain of the plot, so fundamentalist Christians freak out over it.

A very Roman Catholic church that subverted the protestant reformation at it’s beginning. Given the usual fundamentalist hatred of Rome, you’d think they’d like that use of Rome as teh ebil. But consistency is not a hallmark of fundamentalism…

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William Lewis  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:41:48am

re: #305 The Pie Overlord!

Cromwell invited the Jews back to England after they were banned for 400 years.

Which was a good thing. OTOH, it wasn’t until 1858 that full emancipation was granted to the Jews living in England.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:42:35am

re: #303 William Lewis

Anglicans never fell for Calvinism either - thus the whole “Puritan” crap fest that the English ended up fighting a civil war over. Charles I was a shitty monarch but really it was the religious fighting that really set the stage for that bloody mess and the even worse disaster of the Commonwealth.

The New Model Army is why the founding fathers of this nation feared the idea of a standing army so much and put such an emphasis on militias. In a real sense one can blame the Puritans and their religious intolerance for the 2nd Amendment.

Yep and I think that’s why our values are similar even though you’re Anglican and I’m Agnostic with increasing interest in Buddhism. I hate the idea of something I have no physical control over deciding my destiny before I can make my own.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:44:16am

re: #305 The Pie Overlord!

Cromwell invited the Jews back to England after they were banned for 400 years.

The one decent thing he did.

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Skip Intro  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:46:28am

Just a warning based on my experience, but DON’T try to install the Chinese Debian-based deepin 15.11 Linux product being touted by the Betanews web site. It set off all the alarm bells on my system.

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Skip Intro  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:48:40am

re: #299 steve_davis

i doubt any of the women getting married at a Trump resort have any Nochte left to Prime.

Was it just a month or so ago that poor old Joe Binden caught a boatload of shit from the media because of his tendency to hug people? Of course, Trump is exempt from all criticism of his behavior because that’s just the way it is.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:48:45am

re: #308 William Lewis

Which was a good thing. OTOH, it wasn’t until 1858 that full emancipation was granted to the Jews living in England.

Which is why I think Jews, non WASPs, and WASPs like yourself who know history cringe at the praising of the virtues of “Anglo Saxon Judeo Christian civilization.” My Nana’s grandfather’s parents were Irish speakers whose parents would have lived through the Penal Laws that limited civil rights of Irish Catholics. I like the British people. I count two British men as cousin in laws and four cousins as British citizens who very much sound the part but I’ll never support putting our and their government on a sacred pedestal. True Democracy came when we started inclusion.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:50:10am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:52:42am

re: #314 Amory Blaine

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He doesn’t shut up does he. Keep on talking Donnie, you’re digging your own grave. And you don’t care about the Democratic Party. To pretend you do is a stupid joke.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:53:08am

re: #314 Amory Blaine

Closing the border is not humanitarian aid, Dude.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:53:53am

re: #315 HappyWarrior

He doesn’t shut up does he. Keep on talking Donnie, you’re digging your own grave. And you don’t care about the Democratic Party. To pretend you do is a stupid joke.

He cares about that mythical Democrat Party, all those supporters there that vote for him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 8:53:53am

re: #316 Belafon

Closing the border is not humanitarian aid, Dude.

Neither is destining asylum petitioners.

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sagehen  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:00:18am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

L

I think that at its core explains why I’ve never embraced economic right wing thinking. Calvinism never influenced my grandparents or parents and thus me. I have one Great Grandparent who was raised Lutheran but the rest were Catholics of the Roman and Byzantine variety. Obviously those denominations have their own root problems but never this “Tough shit if you starve because you can’t afford something.” No child or adult for that matter should go without a meal.

One of the reason Jews are lefty on economics is more historical than theological… genetic memory, if you will. Throughout medeival Europe and a few hundred more years, and throughout the Caliphate, taxes were assessed on the Jewish community collectively. Either we all, together, come up with the required amount, or we all, together, get evicted. There’s no per person amount, or per acre, no marginal rates. The Jews of Kiev, or the Jews of Salamanca, or the Jews of Frankfurt, either pay up or leave. Punishment for criminal offenses worked on a similar principle — we’re all of us responsible for the actions of any one of us.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:01:02am

re: #319 sagehen

One of the reason Jews are lefty on economics is more historical than theological… genetic memory, if you will. Throughout medeival Europe and a few hundred more years, and throughout the Caliphate, taxes were assessed on the Jewish community collectively. Either we all, together, come up with the required amount, or we all, together, get evicted. There’s no per person amount, or per acre, no marginal rates. The Jews of Kiev, or the Jews of Salamanca, or the Jews of Frankfurt, either pay up or leave. Punishment for criminal offenses worked on a similar principle — we’re all of us responsible for the actions of any one of us.

Very interesting, thank you.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:11:29am

re: #314 Amory Blaine

I’d also like to note the misogynistic undertones of this attack.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:17:21am

re: #321 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d also like to note the misogynistic undertones of this attack.

His racism is usually under coated with sexism. As for inexperienced, who is the guy who made his mediocre minded son in law the shadow Secretary of State and brings his equally inexperienced daughter into affairs of state. These women were elected. That’s more than you can say about the people Trump elevates.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:20:14am

It’s true he will attack white people and men but his ugliest attacks are on women of color.

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garzooma  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:21:44am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

…These women were elected. That’s more than you can say about the people Trump elevates.

Also unlike Trump, they were elected without illegal help from a hostile foreign government.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:23:04am

re: #324 garzooma

Also unlike Trump, they were elected without illegal help from a hostile foreign government.

Yep.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:38:39am

re: #319 sagehen

One of the reason Jews are lefty on economics is more historical than theological… genetic memory, if you will. Throughout medeival Europe and a few hundred more years, and throughout the Caliphate, taxes were assessed on the Jewish community collectively.

I like the capitalist virtues of individual initiative and personal responsibility, but only in the context of us being social beings who live in communities.

And why is it that when investors pool their resources to optimize their investment in the form of a limited liability corporation then this is seen as the very paragon of our system, while when workers or consumers try to do the same, they are derided as communists and collectivists who want to destroy society?

Family Values should be about families - and families need good schools, strong civic institutions and stable communities. Those are collective undertakings that also need a responsible and stable government, which requires a tax base.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:39:50am

re: #304 lawhawk

Questions to ask - apologies if the order isn’t quite right):

1) Was your investigation prematurely ended once AG Barr was in a position to weigh in on the ongoing work?
2) Did AG Barr talk to you prior to your issuance of the report?
3) Did anyone from the DOJ request that you wrap up investigation?
4) What’s the DOJ policy on indictment of a sitting president?
4a) In your legal opinion, was there sufficient information to indict Trump on federal felonies but for DOJ policy?
5) What was the precipitating action that led to your being named as special counsel?

The thing is, that you want to ask the questions knowing what the answers will be - We don’t know what the answers to 1-3 would be.

We know that he’d answer yes to 4a.

We also know that the Comey firing is what led to the OSC being named.

There’s also a series of questions to be asked relating to Russian and foreign interference. There’s additional questions relating to wikileaks and coordinating efforts.

And then there’s the June meeting with Russians and Trumpworld.

At what point during your investigation did the DOJ policy regarding indicting a sitting President become relevant?

Did you have complete discretion in regards to this policy as it applied to the investigation or did you consult with (or receive directive from) others in the DOJ regarding it?

In your legal opinion, is the DOJ policy based on a specific provision of the Constitution or was it developed in the discretion of the DOJ?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:40:23am

The Trump admin is full of racist assholes, part eleventy billion:

Washington (CNN) - The Trump administration is planning to expand a procedure to speed up deportations to include undocumented immigrants anywhere in the US who cannot prove they’ve lived in the US continuously for two years or more.

The change casts a wider net of undocumented immigrants subject to the fast-track deportation procedure known as “expedited removal,” which allows immigration authorities to remove an individual without a hearing before an immigration judge.

In doing so, the administration would be provided greater latitude in quickly deporting undocumented immigrants.

Previously, undocumented immigrants who were caught within 100 miles of a land border and within 14 days of arrival were subject to the procedure.

The notice, filed in the Federal Register Monday, drastically changes the designation of expedited removal to include undocumented immigrants nationwide who can’t prove they’ve been in the country continuously for two years. It would therefore apply to thousands more people who recently arrived to the US and are living around the country.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:41:48am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

The Trump admin is full of racist assholes, part eleventy billion:

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is planning to expand a procedure to speed up deportations to include undocumented immigrants anywhere in

This is what Trump promised: round ‘em up and deport ‘em en masse!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:43:03am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

The Trump admin is full of racist assholes, part eleventy billion:

Washington (CNN) - The Trump administration is planning to expand a procedure to speed up deportations to include undocumented immigrants anywhere in the US who cannot prove they’ve lived in the US continuously for two years or more.

The change casts a wider net of undocumented immigrants subject to the fast-track deportation procedure known as “expedited removal,” which allows immigration authorities to remove an individual without a hearing before an immigration judge.

In doing so, the administration would be provided greater latitude in quickly deporting undocumented immigrants.

Previously, undocumented immigrants who were caught within 100 miles of a land border and within 14 days of arrival were subject to the procedure.

The notice, filed in the Federal Register Monday, drastically changes the designation of expedited removal to include undocumented immigrants nationwide who can’t prove they’ve been in the country continuously for two years. It would therefore apply to thousands more people who recently arrived to the US and are living around the country.

Due process. Who needs it./:

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:43:06am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:44:24am

re: #331 lawhawk

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Sheesh yet believable

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:44:28am

re: #331 lawhawk

Everyone in Trumpworld is compromised, complicit, incompetent, or criminal (or all the above)

Nobody with any sort of career or reputation that they value will get anywhere near it, only grifters and people working their own short-term scam.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:46:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:47:34am

re: #334 Barefoot Grin

NEW: Pres. Trump, first lady Melania Trump pay tribute to late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

They are both praying that RBG will join him soon…

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:48:03am

re: #334 Barefoot Grin

LMAO.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:48:10am

re: #333 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nobody with any sort of career or reputation that they value will get anywhere near it, only grifters and people working their own short-term scam.

And that’s why everyone is so desperate to keep it going. They know it will end eventually and they want to milk the golden calf as much as they can before that happens.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 9:49:03am

re: #337 Eclectic Cyborg

And that’s why everyone is so desperate to keep it going. They know it will end eventually and they want to milk the golden calf as much as they can before that happens.

And Trump knows that the first thing he is going to see when he leaves the White House is a pile of warrants and subpoenas…

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DangerMan  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:00:49am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Thread, thirty-four tweets. Tim Wise worked with a PAC in Louisiana to defeat David Duke in his 1990 and 1991 campaigns for state governor and US Senator.

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i saw this on saturday and made a note to post it today. no need now.

it’s all right here:

18/ To flip Duke voters would require that they accept the fact that they had previously voted for a monster, and people are loath to do that. Our goal was not to flip them, but to DRIVE UP TURNOUT among the good folks, many of whom stayed home in 90…

22/ First, trying to flip Trump voters is a waste of time. Any of them who regret their vote don’t need to be pandered to. They’ll do the right thing. Don’t focus on them. That said, very few will regret their vote. They cannot accept they voted for a monster or got suckered…

23/ Duke retained 94% of the folks he got the first time out (and got new people too), as Trump likely will. So forget these people—or at least don’t wast time tailoring messages to them. And policy plans for affordable college don’t mean shit to them, nor health care…

24/ Their support for Trump was never about policy. It was about the bigotry, the fact that he hates who they hate…Second, as for the “undecideds.” …Not many of these but seriously? If you’re still undecided at this point about this guy…

27/ And what I know for a FACT is that this message—that Trumpism is a threat to everything we care about and love about this country—is what will inspire the Dem base to vote…and THAT is what this election is about

when democrats vote, democrats win
this is how you make them want to vote. simply and clearly.

getting all those horses in the race to see this is another matter

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DangerMan  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:08:11am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

His racism is usually under coated with sexism. As for inexperienced, who is the guy who made his mediocre minded son in law the shadow Secretary of State and brings his equally inexperienced daughter into affairs of state. These women were elected. That’s more than you can say about the people Trump elevates.

as for ‘experience’

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sagehen  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:09:18am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I like the capitalist virtues of individual initiative and personal responsibility, but only in the context of us being social beings who live in communities.

Our entire capitalist system only works because it rests upon a socialist foundation. Our entire transportation system (starting with the Erie Canal, up through the transcontinental railroad and the interstate highways), land ownership (The Homestead Act), our great scientific achievements (The Apollo program, USDA and NIH grants for basic medical research, CDC, etc), to even our current Brave Protectors (the fire department, the police department, the military) and the courts — those are all socialist enterprises. Without them, capitalism would would have never come from, and would quickly return to, feudalism.

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lawhawk  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:19:39am

Sweet jebus…

Once again, Trump muses publicly about using nukes.

Never mind that using nukes against terrorists like al Qaeda or the Taliban would not defeat them. It’s just more evidence he’s unfit for office (and never was fit for office).

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Dr. Matt  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:19:54am

Donnie’s been contemplating his own Final Solution:

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sagehen  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:20:17am

That Vanity Fair article about Epstein
vanityfair.com

OMG!!!

Chief William Harvey, a veteran of the Virgin Islands police department, tells Vanity Fair that he does not know who Epstein is, and is unaware of any investigation into him. Sammuel Sanes, a former senator for the Virgin Islands, says he is unaware of any special precautions taken by law enforcement to track the arrivals and departures of Epstein’s jet on St. Thomas, or the movements of his helicopter to and from his private island.

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Belafon  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:21:07am

thegrapevine.theroot.com?

Marvel rocked the annual gathering of people who read cartoon books and dress up in capes on Saturday, revealing that Mahershala Ali will star in the reboot of the greatest black superhero movie since Meteor Man when the Oscar-winning actor assumes the role of the iconic vampire daywalker in Blade.

The announcement from Marvel Studios came during its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International, Variety reports. After Marvel studio chief Kevin Feige introduced the stars and revealed the titles of the company’s upcoming slate of movies, the Disney-owned studio surprised the audience by bringing out Mahershala Ali to thunderous applause that may or may not have included a few nerd orgasms. The award-winning thespian embraced the other actors onstage, including Tom Hiddleston, who plays the role of Loki in the Thor series and serves as the Asgard ambassador to Wakanda.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:23:47am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:24:32am
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sagehen  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:24:51am

re: #342 lawhawk

Sweet jebus…

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Once again, Trump muses publicly about using nukes.

Never mind that using nukes against terrorists like al Qaeda or the Taliban would not defeat them. It’s just more evidence he’s unfit for office (and never was fit for office).

Not only would it not defeat them; it would radicalize and activate a billion Muslims, and most of the population of the Western nations and third-world nations as well. Russia would be our only ally, and maybe not even them.

We have the biggest and strongest military in the world, but it’s not bigger than stronger than everybody else all added together. This would end with NYC looking like Dresden.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:25:37am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:27:37am

re: #341 sagehen

…and a Limited Liability Corporation, although a “legal person”, can only exist because we have created a body of laws and regulations to allow it to exist in its current form.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:28:34am

re: #348 sagehen

Not only would it not defeat them; it would radicalize and activate a billion Muslims, and most of the population of the Western nations and third-world nations as well. Russia would be our only ally, and maybe not even them.

We have the biggest and strongest military in the world, but it’s not bigger than stronger than everybody else all added together. This would end with NYC looking like Dresden.

We would have the whole world team up to defeat us. And they would be right to do so and they would be right to send Trump, Bolton, Pompeo, & friends to The Hague.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:29:25am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because that orange bigot was given the keys to the Presidency. You don’t ignore that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:34:00am

re: #346 Charles Johnson

Oh, yeah. The Afghans will LOVE this.

You want to know how future terrorists get radicalized? THIS is how.

Fucking idiot.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 22, 2019 • 10:48:54am

re: #331 lawhawk

Ross’ career light is flashing in the red. Someone wants him gone, but he wont resign on his own.

Everyone in Trumpworld is compromised, complicit, incompetent, or criminal (or all the above)

Except Dan Coats. And Gina Haspel’s criminality is tied to her role in the CIA — so not criminal in the same sense as the other members of his administration. She is loyal to her agency and the professionals there.


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