The Bob Cesca Podcast: Moscow Mitch

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show, powered by Trusts and Estates Attorney Kerri Castellini:

Moscow Mitch — NSFW! Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; Back from vacation; Impeachment is underway; Mueller’s testimony and Chuck Todd’s optics; Good news for John McCain; Russia invaded all 50 states; Mitch McConnell blocked at least eight election security bills; Trump launches racist attack against Elijah Cummings and Baltimore; Some facts about the Maryland 7th district; Jared Kushner is a Baltimore slumlord; with music by ALEX and Megan McDuffee and Synthetic Chocolate; and more!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:06:12pm
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Belafon  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:06:17pm

I like Putin’s Mitch a lot.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:09:59pm

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Got a feeling Dutton is one of them there Russian trolls.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:10:08pm

I will be disappointed if McConnell isn’t hearing chants of “Moscow Mitch” at Fancy Farm Saturday, especially now that I know how much it irritates him.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:12:17pm

Ticked off finding out one of my favorite Los Angeles delis went out of business because of landlord problems.

Lenny’s on Westwood closed but the Wise Brothers of San Francisco will take it over.

la.eater.com

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:19:05pm
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plansbandc  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:23:27pm

Charles, you were right. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is excellent. Have a feeling I’ll be watching it many more times.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:27:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:54:51pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:58:35pm

Jack Palance made a good Dracula.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2019 • 8:59:40pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2019 • 9:04:14pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2019 • 9:09:32pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2019 • 9:14:11pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2019 • 9:44:59pm

This is deeply nuts. And I wish this guile and recklessness into the unknown still existed today. Just a tad over 50 years ago…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2019 • 9:46:35pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

This is deeply nuts. And I wish this guile and recklessness into the unknown still existed today. Just a tad over 50 years ago…

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9 years later the New Right came to power with California’s Prop 13 and they turned our National Will into a National Won’t.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 30, 2019 • 10:01:15pm

It certainly seemed as though certain people were getting way too much time. I think that Mayor Pete, Elizabeth, Bernie, Steve and Amy should go on to the next round (I know most people are not enthusiastic about Bullock but I think he deserves more time to make his case).

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 30, 2019 • 10:05:59pm

For the umpteenth time, these caged children did not rape or murder anyone!

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2019 • 10:17:43pm
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gwangung  Jul 30, 2019 • 10:19:09pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

Using the same goddam arguments lies as they did on my Chinese ancestors in the 19th Century. Racist then….racist now.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2019 • 10:28:32pm

re: #20 gwangung

Using the same goddam arguments lies as they did on my Chinese ancestors in the 19th Century. Racist then….racist now.

It was also literally a major focus of Der Stürmer, highlighting supposed instances of crimes committed by Jews. It’s so fucking blatant.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 30, 2019 • 10:59:50pm

Williamson does need to drop out but her performance tonight was light years ahead of her MSNBC debate— an amazing improvement, where some answers were really on point.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 30, 2019 • 11:13:35pm

Trump’s America, what it lacks in integrity it more than makes up for with military might.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 30, 2019 • 11:22:17pm

President Obama may have been America’s Last Waltz.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 30, 2019 • 11:44:02pm

re: #24 Dread Pirate

President Obama may have been America’s Last Waltz.

Video

If Trump gets re-elected, then I do not see how we can possibly ever recover from the damage he will do.

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teleskiguy  Jul 31, 2019 • 12:30:13am

re: #25 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If Trump gets re-elected, then I do not see how we can possibly ever recover from the damage he will do.

I agree wholeheartedly.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 31, 2019 • 12:56:15am

The fight with the rat that steals all my tomatoes the day before I can pick them has escalated. Pellet gun arrives tomorrow night, once I get the scope zeroed I’m going full camper. This is war, I’m gonna snipe that fucker.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 12:58:23am

re: #27 Dread Pirate

The fight with the rat that steals all my tomatoes the day before I can pick them has escalated. Pellet gun arrives tomorrow night, once I get the scope zeroed I’m going full camper. This is war, I’m gonna snipe that fucker.

Philadelphia Gardens!!!

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teleskiguy  Jul 31, 2019 • 12:58:54am
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Dread Pirate  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:00:38am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Philadelphia Gardens!!!

Ha ha ha. My Google-fu helped provide context.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:02:18am

re: #30 Dread Pirate

Ha ha ha. My Google-fu helped provide context.

you prove that guns are the only way to cure an infestation…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:28:06am

re: #10 Decatur Deb

Jack Palance made a good Dracula.

I remember that movie too! It was decades ago.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:31:33am
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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:34:33am

I’m glad “Mario Lopez” trended for me. It’s always nice to know who out there would prefer to force everyone who isn’t gender-and-sex-congruent at birth to conform to the gender associated with their birth sex. And likely not to vary far from accepted gender norms.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:36:33am
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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:38:21am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:41:39am

re: #36 Chrysicat

Fixed my #36, which was meant to be an embedded Tweet!
That just happened to be the text I c&p’d off the end of the first tweet to which it was a direct expansion because I forgot to actually click “embed”.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:51:33am

Imagine my shock and surprise in learning how racist Nixon and Reagan were

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:57:27am
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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:58:45am
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Dread Pirate  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:11:34am

Winter in Canada…

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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:20:06am

re: #41 Dread Pirate

Of course, the irony is that that’s set (albeit in a fictional town) on the Ontario Peninsula, which is literally the southernmost part of Canada though prone to lake-effect. Though admittedly if I had to take a runner, I’d much rather do so to BC or Southern Alberta as far as the weather goes, and probably only BC, because while the weather in Calgary is about the same as here, it’s also Canada’s Colorado Springs. And Edmonton is dark for too long every day and too cold in the depths of that darkness like what they’re making Letterkenny out to be.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:23:50am
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Dread Pirate  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:33:04am

re: #42 Chrysicat

I’m from Manitoba, eh. If it didn’t hit -40, we didn’t have a winter.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:34:40am

re: #32 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I remember that movie too! It was decades ago.

And here it is.

Dan Curtis’ Dracula CBS Friday Night Movie February 8, 1974

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Dread Pirate  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:38:39am

re: #43 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Can you deliver to San Francisco? I have just the playmate for her.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:55:40am

re: #46 Dread Pirate

Can you deliver to San Francisco? I have just the playmate for her.

I just hope that good girl, wherever she is, gets a good home.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 2:58:36am

re: #40 Chrysicat

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That’s a good question since dog whistle racism which Reagan and Nixon both practiced was acceptable but outright racism was less. Call me naive but I really think it could have sank him in part because it went against the kindly Grandpa Ron mythos.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:02:44am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:04:26am

re: #27 Dread Pirate

Must be one of those Baltimore rats Trump was raging on about this weekend.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:08:01am

re: #40 Chrysicat

If this HADN’T been eyes-only material in 1980, would it have torpedoed Reagan’s presidential hopes? Or would it have just brought the racism back to the surface from the elephant’s underbelly faster?

The media landscape was different, there were also still some decent folks in the GOP who would have reacted with other than indifference or denial.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:08:29am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:19:33am

re: #52 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Yes pretty much.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:20:50am

Erick, not a son of Erick, will probably miss Hawaii. Flossie, though, is gunning for the big island:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:24:33am

Marching like soldiers:

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:30:50am

re: #52 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And yet you’ll probably have Democratic Senators voting for him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:32:07am

re: #56 Patricia Kayden

And yet you’ll probably have Democratic Senators voting for him.

Manchin is a given.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:32:52am

The DUP, which is Northern Ireland’s equivalent to the US’ religious right Republicans, seems to want to shift the blame for the Brexit mess from the English Brexiteers to the other Irish:

‘Why is it the backstop or nothing?’ - Arlene Foster says Irish government is ‘belligerent and intolerant’ on Brexit

Foster is doing Trumpian gaslighting.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:36:44am

re: #58 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The DUP, which is Northern Ireland’s equivalent to the US’ religious right Republicans, seems to want to shift the blame for the Brexit mess from the English Brexiteers to the other Irish:

‘Why is it the backstop or nothing?’ - Arlene Foster says Irish government is ‘belligerent and intolerant’ on Brexit

Foster is doing Trumpian gaslighting.

Ironically the biggest opponents of Brexit within the UK were the Scots which many Northern Irish claim Ancestry in. And yes DUP is the Religious Right. Ian Paisley even spoke at Bob Jones University.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:39:56am

Brexiteering Johnson is so intent on playing to the reactionaries that he’s putting a rather too-straight talking fellow Tory but-still-Brexiteer into his inner circle:

Boris Johnson news - live: Irish leaders unite against PM over ‘catastrophic’ Brexit, as video shows top advisor saying Tories don’t care about poor

One of the big stories today is comments from top No 10 aide Dominic Cummings, who told a conference that Conservative party MPs “don’t care about the NHS” and are apathetic about poor people.

Boris Johnson’s right-hand man in Downing Street expressed the damning views at a conference in 2017, claiming the public were “correct” to believe Tory politicians didn’t care about the people who relied most upon the health service.

Mr Cummings’ appointment has sent shockwaves through Westminster - as the former Vote Leave chief has been outspoken in his criticism of MPs and civil servants.

Johnson just met with DUP leaders, which is why they’re going all Trumpian on the truth.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:52:35am

Let’s See How Hard CNN F*cks This Thing Up: Your Democratic Debate Liveblog! (Wonkette)

Their liveblogs of debates, with all the sarcastic and sardonic snark, are always funny. This is hilarious.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 3:59:21am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The media landscape was different, there were also still some decent folks in the GOP who would have reacted with other than indifference or denial.

I think if that had come to light during the 1980 GOP primaries, it might well have torpedoed Reagan’s chances at getting the nomination.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:04:07am

One month and two year GBP exchange rate:

So Boris’ desire to hard crash out of the EU is going to rock the UK’s world, but they don’t care because right now it is all about a Trumpian blind hatred of the EU.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:05:32am

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

I think if that had come to light during the 1980 GOP primaries, it might well have torpedoed Reagan’s chances at getting the nomination.

I do too. Sad to say, I think it would have hurt Reagan far more then now among Republican voters. The GOP Moderates who were much stronger then as opposed to non existent today didn’t think much of Reagan at the time and this would have amplified that. Now? Reagan’s machine does a whole sorry you were offended, doesn’t reflect what’s in my heart blah blah, and it was a different time. It really though is time to look at Reagan though without 1980’s coke eyes. He was racist in both his words and actions.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:06:26am

The reason CNN went after Sen. Warren tonight on not using nuclear weapons unless someone else used them first was a bill she introduced in the Senate two weeks ago, which only has twelve words.

Elizabeth Warren wants to ban the US from using nuclear weapons first (Vox)

Two weeks ago, a major national security bill was introduced in both houses of Congress — and hardly anyone noticed. That bill, introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith, was the No First Use Act, and it aims to transform US nuclear weapons policy.

The text of the bill is a single sentence: “It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first.” But that single sentence might be a really big deal.

(more)

As for the issue of CNN’s moderators using Republican talking points, those are the exact points Democrats would have to counter or refute in the general election campaign. I’m not so opposed to the idea of using Republican talking points as questions to Democrats, as long as the Dems are clear those are in fact GOP points and effectively counter them or show them as lies.

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steve_davis  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:28:00am

re: #27 Dread Pirate

The fight with the rat that steals all my tomatoes the day before I can pick them has escalated. Pellet gun arrives tomorrow night, once I get the scope zeroed I’m going full camper. This is war, I’m gonna snipe that fucker.

my grandad finally had to have my dad give him the talk about how firing at ground hogs from the back porch was a little reckless, because there could be richochets, and people sometimes were walking on a blind corner back of the farm. But that man loathed ground hogs with every fiber of his being.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:29:01am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:30:09am

re: #56 Patricia Kayden

And yet you’ll probably have Democratic Senators voting for him.

They shouldn’t; he is completely unqualified.

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steve_davis  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:30:58am

re: #40 Chrysicat

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in 1980? Reagan would have been done. Gone would be the grandfatherly image. Republican establishment figures would have blasted it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:31:28am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

I do too. Sad to say, I think it would have hurt Reagan far more then now among Republican voters. The GOP Moderates who were much stronger then as opposed to non existent today didn’t think much of Reagan at the time and this would have amplified that. Now? Reagan’s machine does a whole sorry you were offended, doesn’t reflect what’s in my heart blah blah, and it was a different time. It really though is time to look at Reagan though without 1980’s coke eyes. He was racist in both his words and actions.

Not just that, but even if the Rockefeller Republicans were unable to prevent Reagan from getting the 1980 GOP nomination, it would’ve come up with absolute certainty during the general election.

Imagine Walter Cronkite raking him over the coals. Or Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:33:16am

Black Tot Day (goes to Wikipedia)

Black Tot Day is 31 July 1970, the last day the Royal Navy poured out the “daily tot” for seaman (the daily rum ration).

I shall lift a glass tonight.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:33:36am

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

Not just that, but even if the Rockefeller Republicans were unable to prevent Reagan from getting the 1980 GOP nomination, it would’ve come up with absolute certainty during the general election.

Imagine Walter Cronkite raking him over the coals. Or Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters.

Yeah exactly. I just can’t see him being able to spin this.n

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:36:11am

re: #69 steve_davis

in 1980? Reagan would have been done. Gone would be the grandfatherly image. Republican establishment figures would have blasted it.

It would have validated the moderate Republicans and Rockefeller ones who were right about him but either became Democrats eventually or accepted Reagan because he was a boon to Republicans everywhere. That probably doesn’t happen in this scenario. Is it enough for Carter to beat him with all that went down though? I don’t know but there is no Reagan landslide if this comes out.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:37:22am

re: #72 HappyWarrior

Yeah exactly. I just can’t see him being able to spin this.n

Yeah - there’d be no way out for him. And if had come to light during the primaries, the GOP establishment of that era would’ve probably gone to him and said, “Enough - your campaign is finished.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:39:45am

re: #74 Dr Lizardo

Yeah - there’d be no way out for him. And if had come to light during the primaries, the GOP establishment of that era would’ve probably gone to him and said, “Enough - your campaign is finished.”

Yep. Too bad it didn’t. Reagan really more than Nixon even began the road to today. This really I hope does spark discussion on his Civil Rights legacy or there lack of. At best, you could have accused Reagan of indifference to minorities but this reveals hostility.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:41:24am

re: #69 steve_davis

in 1980? Reagan would have been done. Gone would be the grandfatherly image. Republican establishment figures would have blasted it.

And yet, they didn’t blast his giant dog whistle of “state’s rights” in his campaign announcement in Philadelphia, Mississippi, nor declaring himself a sagebrush rebel (siding with sovereign citizens and libertarian ranchers).

The party was already too far gone by 1980.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:45:27am

Gotta admit I’ve always loathed Reagan in part for Republican efforts to deify him with our great leaders and the fact he started the destruction of what men like my grandfather did at the NLRB and began our society’s transition towards government favoring the haves over the have nots.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:48:25am

How not to be a hacker:

A Seattle woman who is charged with taking data on more than 100 million customers from Capital One is reportedly a former Amazon Web Services systems engineer who may have accessed data from more companies.

Paige A. Thompson, 33, is charged with computer fraud and abuse in a criminal case filed Monday in federal court in Seattle.

In the filing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says Capital One was notified in an email tip on July 17 that some of the acquired data was being stored on Github, an online platform with more than 36 million users. Also in that Github account, timestamped April 21, 2019, was Thompson’s resume, FBI special agent Joel Martini says in the filing.

usatoday.com

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:53:06am

Reagan was a full supporter of South Africa’s apartheid government.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:55:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:55:55am

re: #79 Barefoot Grin

Reagan was a full supporter of South Africa’s apartheid government.

He also supported invading Rhodesia to preserve its white supremacist government under Ian Smith, and had horrible arguments over that position with Henry Kissinger.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:57:13am

Lre: #79 Barefoot Grin

Reagan was a full supporter of South Africa’s apartheid government.

And an opponent of the MLK Holiday. His whole career honestly like Trumps was rooted in the politics of racial resentments. I do think this sinks him though because the media was more responsible then and he wasn’t the Reagan of today.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:57:36am

re: #80 MsJ

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Socialism for wealthy people.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 4:58:42am

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹🎃

He also supported invading Rhodesia to preserve its white supremacist government under Ian Smith, and had horrible arguments over that position with Henry Kissinger.

How big of an asshole are you if Kissinger is on the correct side of a foreign despot argument? And yes that’s a rhetorical question.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:01:50am

As I said, view Reagan with the eyes of someone who didn’t just benefit financially from his deregulation’s.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:02:44am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

How big of an asshole are you if Kissinger is on the correct side of a foreign despot argument? And yes that’s a rhetorical question.

Probably Kissinger being realpolitik enough to realize that the white-supremacy government of Rhodesia was going to lose* and that pouring support into it was going to be wasted in addition to being a nice fat talking point for Russia and China to use in trying to win support in the 3rd World.**

* - Sort of like Vietnam. Propping up a dictatorship against a populist uprising that was going to succeed, and also get help from neighboring nations.

** - Nothing like claiming moral high ground, defender of democracy and equal rights, and then backing a minority government that is repressing people along blatant racial boundaries. Great optics there.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:04:18am

re: #86 Feline Fearless Leader

Probably Kissinger being realpolitik enough to realize that the white-supremacy government of Rhodesia was going to lose* and that pouring support into it was going to be wasted in addition to being a nice fat talking point for Russia and China to use in trying to win support in the 3rd World.**

* - Sort of like Vietnam. Propping up a dictatorship against a populist uprising that was going to succeed, and also get help from neighboring nations.

** - Nothing like claiming moral high ground, defender of democracy and equal rights, and then backing a minority government that is repressing people along blatant racial boundaries. Great optics there.

Yeah true. Not saying Kissinger was altruistic in opposing Smith in the slightest.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:04:31am

Ugh.

Dan Diamond @ddiamond * 9h
How many new Twitter followers each account gained after #DemDebate

@marwilliamson: +8005
@ewarren: +5772
@PeteButtigieg: +4553
@BernieSanders: +2331
@JohnDelaney: +1135
@GovernorBullock: +1079
@amyklobuchar: +782
@BetoORourke: +718
@Hickenlooper: +407
@TimRyan: +372

Percentage wise not so significant but still…

How that breaks out as relative growth:

@JohnDelaney: +4.1%
@TimRyan: +1.4%
@GovernorBullock: +0.60%
@PeteButtigieg: +0.35%
@marwilliamson: +0.30%
@Hickenlooper: +0.27%
@ewarren: +0.20%
@amyklobuchar: +0.11%
@BetoORourke: +0.05%
@BernieSanders: +0.02%

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:06:51am

re: #88 MsJ

Williamson is leading in the Drudge poll, currently 50%

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:09:58am

re: #89 Shropshire Slasher

Williamson is leading in the Drudge poll, currently 50%

Sorry, but I could not possibly care any less about any Drudge poll. It’s completely irrelevant and meaningless.

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jeffreyw  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:10:39am

DON’T LOOK DOWN

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:11:28am

re: #86 Feline Fearless Leader

Probably Kissinger being realpolitik enough to realize that the white-supremacy government of Rhodesia was going to lose* and that pouring support into it was going to be wasted in addition to being a nice fat talking point for Russia and China to use in trying to win support in the 3rd World.**

* - Sort of like Vietnam. Propping up a dictatorship against a populist uprising that was going to succeed, and also get help from neighboring nations.

** - Nothing like claiming moral high ground, defender of democracy and equal rights, and then backing a minority government that is repressing people along blatant racial boundaries. Great optics there.

Plus, Rhodesia was surrounded by five nations, four of which were majority-rule countries and Mozambique, which was a Portuguese colony at the time. Mozambique was getting started in overthrowing its colonial government, while Portugal was providing faked shipping manifests claiming Rhodesian products were actually products of Portugal.

Nixon supported sanctions against Rhodesia, but Republicans in Congress overrode his objections in 1971 to allow certain critical (read profitable) mining products to be imported into the USA. Congress did support the UN resolution for the UK to put a naval blockade on Mozambique to prevent petroleum products being shipped out of Rhodesia.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:13:09am

re: #91 jeffreyw

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I think that ACME Birdseed you’re stocking is starting to cause weird side effects.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:15:30am

re: #88 MsJ

Ugh.

Percentage wise not so significant but still…

I wonder how many of those are bots or Republican rodent copulators for Williamson.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:16:08am

Funny…in an OMG kinda way.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:16:58am

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I wonder how many of those are bots or Republican rodent copulators for Williamson.

They don’t have to be ratfuckers, it could be trump supporters, period. A follower isn’t just a supporter. Look at how many people follow the trump thing.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:18:13am

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Hey, did you see my questions from the other day? I was wondering how you wound up in NE. What made you decide on NE when you left OK? How did you find/determine the town you’re in? Were you househunting…why there? I am curious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:18:58am

re: #80 MsJ

Trump shafted family farmers to give trade war bailouts to huge corporate farms instead: report

Agricultural subsidies are another form of corporate welfare

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:19:14am

re: #95 MsJ

Funny…in an OMG kinda way.

Republicans really are desperate to have a black friend.

Even if that friend is a convicted armed robber and accused murderer.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:20:17am

There are not enough eyerolls in the world for this.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:21:42am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Republicans really are desperate to have a black friend.

Even if that friend is a convicted armed robber and accused murderer.

I am starting to think the entire Young Republicans thing was created and perpetrated by the person who made the fake POTUS seal with the golf clubs. Because that shit has got to be (great) satire.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:22:57am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:23:22am

re: #100 MsJ

There are not enough eyerolls in the world for this.

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How is that not actually an Onion headline?

(Edit: Ah. That is a satire site. Never mind.)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:23:57am

re: #97 MsJ

Hey, did you see my questions from the other day? I was wondering how you wound up in NE. What made you decide on NE when you left OK? How did you find/determine the town you’re in? Were you househunting…why there? I am curious.

I apparently missed your question.

The GOP in Oklahoma passed a series of driving regulations requiring any person with certain medical conditions to get a sign off from a specialist (not a GP) and giving them one week to do that.

I got a form from the state saying I needed to see nine specialists in a week, and the VA said they did not cover that because it was not medically necessary.

We got the hell out of Oklahoma. My wife was looking for houses we could afford (at the bottom of the housing crash she could only sell our house at auction for $7,000), and this one popped up on her radar (long story behind how that happened).

So we bought this house with cash (which left us our house in Oklahoma as a temporary storage unit so we didn’t have to pay for something like that).

Now, Oklahoma has one of the highest uninsured and unlicensed driver rates in the nation, because most people could not afford to get those specialists to sign off on their medical conditions or schedule such appointments within a week.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:27:50am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🎃

At some point, I would like to hear the story of how that house in that place came up on your radar. That’s what I am curious about. (Not meaning to be intrusive, but it interests me.)

I got an email from Redfin about houses in ME that are pretty cheap (nowhere near $18k, though) and it got me wondering about your move.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:28:13am

re: #100 MsJ

There are not enough eyerolls in the world for this.

Interestingly, “Official White House Press” does not have a blue checkmark. The official account is @presssec

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:31:55am

re: #100 MsJ

There are not enough eyerolls in the world for this.

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satire account

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:32:31am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Interestingly, “Official White House Press” does not have a blue checkmark. The official account is @presssec

Satire. Fuck me.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:33:44am

re: #105 MsJ

At some point, I would like to hear the story of how that house in that place came up on your radar. That’s what I am curious about. (Not meaning to be intrusive, but it interests me.)

I got an email from Redfin about houses in ME that are pretty cheap (nowhere near $18k, though) and it got me wondering about your move.

My wife was looking for houses in the range we could afford. Originally we were looking at a house in Valentine, and put down earnest money on it after we visited it.

It turned out the house was entangled in state District Court over non-payment of $50,000 worth of back child support payments the still-married wife of the owner wasn’t paid. He also was entangled in a bigamy case in Colorado.

The real estate agent refused to refund our earnest money. My wife called the Nebraska Real Estate Commissioner, and that guy pulled up a rap sheet on the homeowner a mile long. He leaned on the real estate agent, who then refunded our money.

Afterwards, continuing the search, she found this house. The money to purchase the Valentine house was still in our checking account, so she contacted the agent in Scottsbluff and said we’d like to come visit.

After we saw it we said we’d buy it, and signed the paperwork in the general store here. One of the sale conditions was you had to prove that you had a mortgage lined up to finalise the purchase, so I had our bank in Oklahoma fax him the balance on our checking account. That cleared the sale.

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:36:43am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Thanks! That’s some story. I love stories!!

I cannot imagine a RE agent not refunding earnest money. That had to be a nightmare.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:39:11am

re: #105 MsJ

Nebraska wasn’t particularly the place we wanted move, it’s just the houses here were within our price range, and Nebraska driving law concerning epilepsy is more generous than most states. (My license was revoked in Florida, and when I became homeless I could not get one in South Carolina before its driving laws were struck down by the Supreme Court. When I was homeless in Omaha I was able to get a license, and moving here made it easier; I only had to “renew” my license despite being licensed in Oklahoma.)

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MsJ  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:39:12am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:40:15am

re: #110 MsJ

Thanks! That’s some story. I love stories!!

I cannot imagine a RE agent not refunding earnest money. That had to be a nightmare.

It was. The more we found out about the seller the worse it got.

The agent was working off the principle “you’re seven hundred miles away, sue me.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:41:21am
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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:42:50am

re: #80 MsJ

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:42:52am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:44:15am

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:46:42am

re: #88 MsJ

Russia is going to push Williamson hard. Just watch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:50:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:51:39am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:54:07am

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

The problem is with journalism, not union stagehands. And the debate was in MI, not IA.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:56:33am

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What, did CNN hire the production design crew from Independence Day or something?

Sheesh, I’ve seen more minimalism at an Iron Maiden concert.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:56:36am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:58:16am

This ought to go swimmingly:

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b.d.  Jul 31, 2019 • 5:59:02am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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The problem is with journalism, not union stagehands. And the debate was in MI, not IA.

lol, the way everyone has to suck up to Iowa before the 1st primary I wouldn’t be surprised if the campaigns insisted that local Iowans built the stage….in Michigan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:02:12am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:05:12am

re: #34 Chrysicat

I’m glad “Mario Lopez” trended for me. It’s always nice to know who out there would prefer to force everyone who isn’t gender-and-sex-congruent at birth to conform to the gender associated with their birth sex. And likely not to vary far from accepted gender norms.

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He’s just another Milo, SMOTI, L’il Lucien…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:05:14am
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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:06:03am

re: #88 MsJ

Not a proxy for actual support. She’s got no actual support as per any polls that mean anything.

Twitter followers doesn’t give any sense to bots, purchased followers, etc.

She’s a bugnuts insane clown who is wasting good airtime that would be better spent with other rational candidates - any of them.

That said, half of those on the stage last night need to drop out. They aren’t adding anything. Delaney got delivered to the ER (and didn’t even have to pay for the visit) thanks to Warren’s sick burn. Ryan looked like he didn’t know what to do on stage. All but Warren, Sanders, and Pete didn’t rise to the occasion and highlighted why they have no/little support, and aren’t likely to gain any.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:08:00am

OOOH. This looks highly promising.

The Irishman | Official Teaser

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:08:30am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:09:25am

Back in a bit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:09:36am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:10:01am

re: #131 lawhawk

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If Trump is working on anything along these lines it involves underlings making sure that any plan includes payoffs or kickbacks for his cronies and family in some way.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:10:21am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Warren continues to impress.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:10:25am

Thread, three tweets.

Read the commentary afterwards.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:10:42am

re: #134 Feline Fearless Leader

Hence, the malware/vaporware.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:10:46am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:11:20am

Dinesh D’Felon looking for another dunking. As was said at Wonkette, he wants to be publicly owned so bad he should be a socialist.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:11:35am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ah yes. Victim blaming to cover up the purposeful abuse.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:12:46am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

#metoo

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:13:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:14:22am
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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:15:05am

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Medicare and Social Security are not technically free stuff. They are paid for via taxes employees contribute to via payroll deductions - 6.2% per paycheck.

Everyone pays payroll tax into those programs - OASDI (Social Security), The Medicare/Medicaid payroll tax (FICA) is 2.9%, split 50/50 between the employer/employee share.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:16:53am
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:17:16am
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:17:50am
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:20:07am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:24:57am

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JFC.

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:26:16am

re: #144 lawhawk

Medicare and Social Security are not technically free stuff. They are paid for via taxes employees contribute to via payroll deductions - 6.2% per paycheck.

Everyone pays payroll tax into those programs - OASDI (Social Security), The Medicare/Medicaid payroll tax (FICA) is 2.9%, split 50/50 between the employer/employee share.

Stunningly boneheaded thinking. (the original, not you)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:27:11am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I apparently missed your question.

The GOP in Oklahoma passed a series of driving regulations requiring any person with certain medical conditions to get a sign off from a specialist (not a GP) and giving them one week to do that.

I got a form from the state saying I needed to see nine specialists in a week, and the VA said they did not cover that because it was not medically necessary.

We got the hell out of Oklahoma. My wife was looking for houses we could afford (at the bottom of the housing crash she could only sell our house at auction for $7,000), and this one popped up on her radar (long story behind how that happened).

So we bought this house with cash (which left us our house in Oklahoma as a temporary storage unit so we didn’t have to pay for something like that).

Now, Oklahoma has one of the highest uninsured and unlicensed driver rates in the nation, because most people could not afford to get those specialists to sign off on their medical conditions or schedule such appointments within a week.

100 years ago the state with the largest and most radical Socialist Party was Oklahoma.

But add in 100 years of Right Wing Jesus and…POOF!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:28:50am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

See also the Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails (all of which run through my town).

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:28:58am

My primary takeaway from yesterday’s debate, and the one tonight?

Anyone 5% or below should drop out.

Yeah, that means folks I like, including Booker, drop out and focus on the critically important task of retaking the Senate. Booker and Klobuchar can do that from within the Senate and support those seeking to book GOPers from their seats, including #MoscowMitch. Anyone under 5% shows that they can’t break through and that they aren’t generating any traction. There’s a reason for that - there are far better candidates who have the ability to take the fight to Trump.

The format of these debates gives the cranks and fringe candidates an oversized say (Delaney, who gets 0% support in polling, got how much airtime?) That’s time that the frontrunners could have used to go after Trump and GOP policies.

Another thing is that the moderators are more than happy to work with GOP talking points about Democrats, but they never seem to hold the GOP accountable when their own proposals blow out the debt. Democrats have to be fiscally responsible and pay for every dime, but Trump/GOP can propose massive tax scam, push to build a wall, but can’t identify a single source to pay for any of it - Mexico is not an answer. It’s a deflection from fact Americans pay for it. Tariffs are paid for by Americans importing those goods. We pay Trump’s trade war tax.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:30:12am

re: #90 MsJ

Sorry, but I could not possibly care any less about any Drudge poll. It’s completely irrelevant and meaningless.

It shows her support is coming from ratfuckers.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:39:20am
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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:40:29am

re: #9 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Just imagine how out of control that must be if goons think this won’t get them fired.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:43:14am

re: #144 lawhawk

Medicare and Social Security are not technically free stuff. They are paid for via taxes employees contribute to via payroll deductions - 6.2% per paycheck.

Everyone pays payroll tax into those programs - OASDI (Social Security), The Medicare/Medicaid payroll tax (FICA) is 2.9%, split 50/50 between the employer/employee share.

That’s why they were in quotes, and we know healthcare won’t be free either.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:43:46am

re: #27 Dread Pirate

The fight with the rat that steals all my tomatoes the day before I can pick them has escalated. Pellet gun arrives tomorrow night, once I get the scope zeroed I’m going full camper. This is war, I’m gonna snipe that fucker.

Gonna be a long 24 hours. Ever consider a rat trap? It’s why they are called “rat trap”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:44:52am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gotta admire the responses to tami’s tweet. Pretty much everyone is taking her to the woodshed and wailing on her stupidity.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:48:57am

re: #153 lawhawk

My primary takeaway from yesterday’s debate, and the one tonight?

Anyone 5% or below should drop out.

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Yeah, that means folks I like, including Booker, drop out and focus on the critically important task of retaking the Senate. Booker and Klobuchar can do that from within the Senate and support those seeking to book GOPers from their seats, including #MoscowMitch. Anyone under 5% shows that they can’t break through and that they aren’t generating any traction. There’s a reason for that - there are far better candidates who have the ability to take the fight to Trump.

The format of these debates gives the cranks and fringe candidates an oversized say (Delaney, who gets 0% support in polling, got how much airtime?) That’s time that the frontrunners could have used to go after Trump and GOP policies.

Another thing is that the moderators are more than happy to work with GOP talking points about Democrats, but they never seem to hold the GOP accountable when their own proposals blow out the debt. Democrats have to be fiscally responsible and pay for every dime, but Trump/GOP can propose massive tax scam, push to build a wall, but can’t identify a single source to pay for any of it - Mexico is not an answer. It’s a deflection from fact Americans pay for it. Tariffs are paid for by Americans importing those goods. We pay Trump’s trade war tax.

MJ Hegar is getting my vote against Cornyn.

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sagehen  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:49:44am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

I do too. Sad to say, I think it would have hurt Reagan far more then now among Republican voters. The GOP Moderates who were much stronger then as opposed to non existent today didn’t think much of Reagan at the time and this would have amplified that. Now? Reagan’s machine does a whole sorry you were offended, doesn’t reflect what’s in my heart blah blah, and it was a different time. It really though is time to look at Reagan though without 1980’s coke eyes. He was racist in both his words and actions.

The GOP moderates back then, I can verify, HATED Reagan. The people I worked with on the Ford campaign, here we are 40 years later and we’ve still never forgiven him.

And GOP conservatives back then (small-c adjective conservatives, not capital-C noun conservatives) hated him too — they supported GHWB because his policies made more sense, his resume was impressive as hell, and old-school conservatives used to believe that religion was a matter for every individual conscience. That’s why Bush I got the VP slot, to bring those conservatives into the fold.

Reagan won because disaffected Democrats crossed over to join the guy who thought segregation was a good thing; because he made a transactional agreement with the evangelicals, and the celebrity patina didn’t hurt either.

The party then remade itself in Reagan’s image because those who are most comfortable with hierarchy wanted to reflect their leader; much like what Trump has done now.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:50:20am

re: #144 lawhawk

If I may?

Medicare and Social Security are not technically free stuff. They are paid for via taxes employees legal or not contribute to via payroll deductions - 6.2% per paycheck.

It seems worthwhile to insist this is basic, not technical level knowledge. Sometimes I think we are so beat up by events we give up ground we should not in the debate.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:51:36am

Only a matter of time before the Right Wing will call the National Cathedral “fake Christians.”

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:52:45am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I apparently missed your question.

The GOP in Oklahoma passed a series of driving regulations requiring any person with certain medical conditions to get a sign off from a specialist (not a GP) and giving them one week to do that.

I got a form from the state saying I needed to see nine specialists in a week, and the VA said they did not cover that because it was not medically necessary.

We got the hell out of Oklahoma. My wife was looking for houses we could afford (at the bottom of the housing crash she could only sell our house at auction for $7,000), and this one popped up on her radar (long story behind how that happened).

So we bought this house with cash (which left us our house in Oklahoma as a temporary storage unit so we didn’t have to pay for something like that).

Now, Oklahoma has one of the highest uninsured and unlicensed driver rates in the nation, because most people could not afford to get those specialists to sign off on their medical conditions or schedule such appointments within a week.

Thankfully those people who couldn’t get a permit to drive could get a ride down to the gun store no problem. Public safety yo.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:53:06am

re: #163 DodgerFan1988

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Only a matter of time before the Right Wing will call the National Cathedral “fake Christians.”

Xtians already do.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:55:32am

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Potato potahto

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:55:34am

dailykos.com

Earlier in the debate, Jake Tapper did frame his question based on Republican talking points. He asked if Medicare For All would increase the taxes of Americans. Both Sanders and Warren always answer those questions correctly. It is not about one’s individual government taxes increasing. It is about out of pocket expenses for health insurance and medical care.

The corporate media wants to have the soundbite and video clip with candidates saying Medicare for All will increase their taxes. Candidates should not. Leave it to the activists who can discuss the policy in paragraphs instead of in snippets to ensure the entire concept is well understood.

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:55:46am

re: #157 Belafon

That’s why they were in quotes, and we know healthcare won’t be free either.

i dont know how we let this happen

we understand pay x for y
$3.00 for a gallon of gas
1.89 for a dozen eggs

we get lost when it’s indirect - like insurance, and when there isnt a definite, direct payout (car insurance or fire insurance)
and worse when there’s an intermediary - say a government or the insurance company between you and the provider

SS, medicare, health insurance (heck, most insurnace except whole life) are all simply means of amassing from each of us a lesser amount of funds to pay estimated, expected, but unknown, likely larger specific claims

if you take the details away its basically money goes into a pot, hopefully gets efficiently managed and gets spent out the other side

the details are how efficient the administration, what’s covered, how to deal with those who have no money to pay in, etc

whether you pay an insurance company who pays the claim or the government who pays the claim, either way you are gonna pay first and likely close to the same amount

//poorly constructed rant off

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:57:20am

re: #161 sagehen

The GOP moderates back then, I can verify, HATED Reagan. The people I worked with on the Ford campaign, here we are 40 years later and we’ve still never forgiven him.

And GOP conservatives back then (small-c adjective conservatives, not capital-C noun conservatives) hated him too — they supported GHWB because his policies made more sense, his resume was impressive as hell, and old-school conservatives used to believe that religion was a matter for every individual conscience. That’s why Bush I got the VP slot, to bring those conservatives into the fold.

Reagan won because disaffected Democrats crossed over to join the guy who thought segregation was a good thing; because he made a transactional agreement with the evangelicals, and the celebrity patina didn’t hurt either.

The party then remade itself in Reagan’s image because those who are most comfortable with hierarchy wanted to reflect their leader; much like what Trump has done now.

I like Ford. I think the Nixon pardon was a mistake but it was just that. Agree about the Reagan-Trump analogies.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:57:45am

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Thread, three tweets.

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Read the commentary afterwards.

While reading the hammering commentary I have to ask, is Miami, Florida part of the “Deep South”?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:58:35am

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:58:36am

re: #170 The Pie Overlord!

While reading the hammering commentary I have to ask, is Miami, Florida part of the “Deep South”?

In Florida, the more South you go, the more North you go.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 6:59:26am

re: #171 GlutenFreeJesus

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You really need to put some veggies on that plate, dear…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:03:00am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “I’m not here to diss any other Democrat. Get somebody else for that job, that’s not me.”

Finally, someone has the message.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:04:24am

re: #144 lawhawk

Medicare and Social Security are not technically free stuff. They are paid for via taxes employees contribute to via payroll deductions - 6.2% per paycheck.

Everyone pays payroll tax into those programs - OASDI (Social Security), The Medicare/Medicaid payroll tax (FICA) is 2.9%, split 50/50 between the employer/employee share.

True. In addition people in the “Midwest” read rural receive billions in subsidies from education to roads to healthcare to utilities. Free stuff. They just don’t want to admit it. Liars.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:06:42am

re: #175 Old Liberal

True. In addition people in the “Midwest” read rural receive billions in subsidies from education to roads to healthcare to utilities. Free stuff. They just don’t want to admit it. Liars.

As long as the subsidies go to white people it’s ok for them BUT when colored folk want their piece of the pie oh that’s a whole ‘nother matter!

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:06:58am

re: #173 Joe Bacon 🌹

You really need to put some veggies on that plate, dear…

Did you cook that damned chicken?
It’s pasty white

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:10:08am

re: #175 Old Liberal

True. In addition people in the “Midwest” read rural receive billions in subsidies from education to roads to healthcare to utilities. Free stuff. They just don’t want to admit it. Liars.

And yet they accept the red bait the most. Why I don’t like “Real America” thumbing its nose at urbanites.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:10:21am

re: #177 DangerMan

Did you cook that damned chicken?
It’s pasty white

I slice mine up, toss it in a wok to fry it then add pea pods, bean sprouts, sliced onions and celery with a bit of soy sauce, Old Bay and a pinch of cardamon. Sometimes have some brown rice on the side with it.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:10:27am

re: #173 Joe Bacon 🌹

You really need to put some veggies on that plate, dear…

I am not Chinese and I wouldn’t eat that, either. I am guessing the orange goop on the right is mac-n-cheese (-10 pts in my food acceptability chart) the liquid covered sludge on the left is terrifying; I have no idea what the (I am guessing) meat is, nor can I guess what the (way too much) liquid covering the ‘meat’ is, either.

Blech and yuck.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:10:27am

re: #153 lawhawk

My primary takeaway from yesterday’s debate, and the one tonight?

Anyone 5% or below should drop out.

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Yeah, that means folks I like, including Booker, drop out and focus on the critically important task of retaking the Senate. Booker and Klobuchar can do that from within the Senate and support those seeking to book GOPers from their seats, including #MoscowMitch. Anyone under 5% shows that they can’t break through and that they aren’t generating any traction. There’s a reason for that - there are far better candidates who have the ability to take the fight to Trump.

The format of these debates gives the cranks and fringe candidates an oversized say (Delaney, who gets 0% support in polling, got how much airtime?) That’s time that the frontrunners could have used to go after Trump and GOP policies.

Another thing is that the moderators are more than happy to work with GOP talking points about Democrats, but they never seem to hold the GOP accountable when their own proposals blow out the debt. Democrats have to be fiscally responsible and pay for every dime, but Trump/GOP can propose massive tax scam, push to build a wall, but can’t identify a single source to pay for any of it - Mexico is not an answer. It’s a deflection from fact Americans pay for it. Tariffs are paid for by Americans importing those goods. We pay Trump’s trade war tax.

It’s a full year to the convention. Six months to a primary. The problem isn’t how many people IMO the problem is the dumbass media taking a two person format and cramming 20. The equivalent of putting 100 players on each side in a soccer game.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:12:40am

re: #181 Old Liberal

It’s a full year to the convention. Six months to a primary. The problem isn’t how many people IMO the problem is the dumbass media taking a two person format and cramming 20. The equivalent of putting 100 players on each side in a soccer game.

The CCCP (Corporate Controlled Conservative Press) continues to treat elections as a game show with WWE elements thrown in.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:13:07am

re: #159 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Gotta admire the responses to tami’s tweet. Pretty much everyone is taking her to the woodshed and wailing on her stupidity.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:14:59am

re: #174 Decatur Deb

Finally, someone has the message.

Yes. Now if only they would stand together and say no more shitty debate formats. Just don’t stand for it. And those that take advantage? No party support period.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:15:47am

re: #181 Old Liberal

It’s a full year to the convention. Six months to a primary. The problem isn’t how many people IMO the problem is the dumbass media taking a two person format and cramming 20. The equivalent of putting 100 players on each side in a soccer game.

Not a hurling fan, then?

Blunt injury to the larynx is an infrequent consequence of contact sports despite protective equipment and stringent rules. Hurling, one of the two national sporting games of Ireland, is seen as one of the fastest field sports on earth and only played with a facemask and helmet as protection, making injury an unavoidable feature of the game.[9]

en.wikipedia.org

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:15:58am

So Exonerate, Very Spelling

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:16:09am

re: #175 Old Liberal

True. In addition people in the “Midwest” read rural receive billions in subsidies from education to roads to healthcare to utilities. Free stuff. They just don’t want to admit it. Liars.

That’s why in my last election campaign, when I answered the county paper’s candidate questionnaire (which included “would you vote to raise taxes”) I answered “no one likes taxes. They are, however, the price of civilisation.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:16:19am

re: #183 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Decatur Deb  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:17:44am

re: #186 The Pie Overlord!

So Exonerate, Very Spelling

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“Never Again.”

Prick.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:20:12am

re: #183 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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That’s literally how Potato Famine emigrants arrived you stupid bigot.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:23:33am

re: #163 DodgerFan1988

Only a matter of time before the Right Wing will call the National Cathedral “fake Christians.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:24:30am

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Yes, that’s why I posted above that the Xtians are already in attack mode with the National Cathedral.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:31:28am

I love how she stands up to Tweety. This is why she gets my vote!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:31:41am

re: #192 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes, that’s why I posted above that the Xtians are already in attack mode with the National Cathedral.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:31:46am

re: #187 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That’s why in my last election campaign, when I answered the county paper’s candidate questionnaire (which included “would you vote to raise taxes”) I answered “no one likes taxes. They are, however, the price of civilisation.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes. That well known Communidt.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:32:45am

re: #186 The Pie Overlord!

So Exonerate, Very Spelling

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I know more than the Generels.//

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sagehen  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:36:14am

More great responses to Tami:

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:37:38am

re: #197 sagehen

More great responses to Tami:

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Does Tami have any idea how most of our ancestors arrived? Easy to say she’s just being racist but she’s racist and stupid too.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:38:30am

re: #197 sagehen

More great responses to Tami:

As a reminder, two of her great-great grandfathers committed immigration fraud.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:40:45am

My father’s grandfather was my niece’s age and his brother and sister four and three when they got here with their folks in New York Harbor in 1882. Tomi honestly doesn’t have a clue what it means to be an American. Working for FNC and Glenn Beck did that.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:43:04am

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹🎃

As a reminder, two of her great-great grandfathers committed immigration fraud.

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Yep. She’s a hypocritical racist fraud.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:43:49am

re: #186 The Pie Overlord!

So Exonerate, Very Spelling

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“Attorney Generel”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:44:21am

re: #201 HappyWarrior

Yep. She’s a hypocritical racist fraud.

“It’s only fraud if you’re not white.” - Tammy Lowrent, maybe.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:46:06am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Does Tami have any idea how most of our ancestors arrived? Easy to say she’s just being racist but she’s racist and stupid too.

She’s not paid to be smart. She’s paid to promote racism.

She did however fall out of the Conservative religion by being an apostate. She dared come out as broadly pro-choice, and for that one bit of apostasy, Glenn Beck fired her from The Blaze.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:46:49am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🎃

She’s not paid to be smart. She’s paid to promote racism.

She did however fall out of the Conservative religion by being an apostate. She dared come out as broadly pro-choice, and for that one bit of apostasy, Glenn Beck fired her from The Blaze.

You don’t have to be smart to know that.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:48:13am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:48:53am

This time it appears to be a white guy.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:50:15am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:54:49am

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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You’re the ultimate political elites who hide behind the 2A and the fantasy that there can be no regulation on guns.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:55:03am

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 7:58:49am

Four minutes ago;

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:01:12am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:02:41am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:04:41am

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹🎃

But of course when we do speak up it’s not right or not enough either. Somehow I expect that the National Cathedral isn’t “national” enough. I imagine even Jonathan Daniels wasn’t good enough on August 25, 1965.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:07:01am

re: #214 William Lewis

But of course when we do speak up it’s not right or not enough either. Somehow I expect that the National Cathedral isn’t “national” enough. I imagine even Jonathan Daniels wasn’t good enough on August 25, 1965.

There have been more Anglican/Episcopalian presidents than any other denomination in the USA, but Erick son of Erick seems to think “they aren’t real Christians.”

Then you have the so-called Real Christians such as Sen. Rubio:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:10:46am
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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:12:46am

re: #181 Old Liberal

It’s a full year to the convention. Six months to a primary. The problem isn’t how many people IMO the problem is the dumbass media taking a two person format and cramming 20. The equivalent of putting 100 players on each side in a soccer game.

to some extent that’s the work of the DNC - not wanting to appear to play any sort of favorite - they set up a process (one can argue with the criteria) and now they are just letting it sort itself out

how the variuos media outlets are producing the debates, well that’s a whole ‘nother matter

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:15:04am

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:20:17am

re: #197 sagehen

More great responses to Tami:

You just insulted the passengers on the Mayflower.

Read more before you talk more.

im sure she so wants to reply:
“they didnt traipse. they took a boat”

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:21:51am

re: #203 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“It’s only fraud if you’re not white me.” - Tammy Lowrent, maybe.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:24:40am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:26:27am

Christians are not the only religion with bigots.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:27:45am
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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:29:38am

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Last night, ten anti-#2A politicians attacked @NRA members and proposed every extreme gun control policy under the sun.

Tonight, ten more of these political elites take the stage.

Let us be clear to the anti-gunners: You will never take our guns!

virtually no one wants to ‘take your guns”

what we want is for every gun owner to control his weapon at all times. and to be held 100% totally personally, financially and legally responsible for everything done with that gun

that includes storing, brandishing, illegally carrying or transporting, “unintentional” discharges, irresponsible temporary or permanent transfers (sales or loans) to other people….

*everyone* should be for gun accountability

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:32:49am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Four minutes ago;

A member of our well regulated militia, armed to dine in a restaurant, get drunk then fires off a few shots inside the restaurant - claiming “someone stole his wallet and he was in fear for his life.”

like i said above
- everyone there should sue his ass
- he should be in jail
- and lose his 2A rights forever

he wasnt specifically aiming at anyone.

he has demonstrated his inability to control his weapon
he is unqualified to bear arms

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:32:58am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🎃

He lied. Say it with me …

He. Lied.

Just fucking say it for God sake. The man lied about his job history and qualifications, full stop. Stop normalizing their dishonesty with weasel words like “overstated.”

We are not dealing with a Tinder profile, we are looking at the head of US Intelligence.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:32:59am

Epstein trial news:

No date is set, but it would definitely be in 2020. Prosecutors called for June 2020; Defense looked to after Labor Day. Earliest date for trial will be June 8, 2020. A later date is possible. Next hearing is scheduled for October 28, 2019 - but subject matter isn’t yet known.

No new info on the medical incident/attempted suicide/self harm/assault event.

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Teukka  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:33:20am

This detonated in my YouTube feed… The Great Mexican RDepatriation. Seems like it’s not the first time a (R) president has pulled forced exile of American citizens with skin which isn’t light enough…

The Mexican Repatriation

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:35:04am

re: #213 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a reminder that Pete Buttigieg is an Episcopalian, so his understanding of Christianity isn’t very deep or serious.

tell us erick, how do you know how deep or serious Mayor Pete’s individual knowledge and education goes?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:36:16am

re: #171 GlutenFreeJesus

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microwave chicken and Kraft mac and cheese?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:38:51am

So I see a lot of media outlets touting Marianne Williamson and her great debate performance last night.

I didn’t watch it. Did she really do that well or is this just naive ass kissing?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:38:54am

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“Was the Civil War about slavery? Two views.” by David Marcus and David Marcus

One can make a valid argument that the Civil War was not entirely about slavery, but to discount the major role it played is beyond revisionism, it is a racist rewriting of history.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:40:06am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹🎃

A member of our well regulated militia, armed to dine in a restaurant, get drunk then fires off a few shots inside the restaurant - claiming “someone stole his wallet and he was in fear for his life.”

THEY WILL NEVER TAKE HIS GUNS!!!

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gwangung  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:40:11am

re: #231 Eclectic Cyborg

So I see a lot of media outlets touting Marianne Williamson and her great debate performance last night.

I didn’t watch it. Did she really do that well or is this just naive ass kissing?

She’s an anti-vaxer who pitched woo to HIV-sufferers. Kinda irrelevant to me.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:41:03am

re: #231 Eclectic Cyborg

So I see a lot of media outlets touting Marianne Williamson and her great debate performance last night.

I didn’t watch it. Did she really do that well or is this just naive ass kissing?

It’s third rate Presstitution.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:41:45am

re: #235 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s third rate Presstitution.

That’s what I thought. Ty.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:44:08am

Just came across this on CNBC. This is an example of a near perfect cover letter according to “Harvard Career Experts”. I’m interested to get the Lizard communities take on it:

Personally, I think it’s a little too ass-kissy and it also seems to me this person is a somewhat overqualified for this sales job.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:47:29am

re: #237 Eclectic Cyborg

Just came across this on CNBC. This is an example of a near perfect cover letter according to “Harvard Career Experts”. I’m interested to get the Lizard communities take on it:

Personally, I think it’s a little too ass-kissy and it also seems to me this person is a somewhat overqualified for this sales job.

far from perfect

makes the person sound like a vacuous, babbling airhead who knows a lot of wine buzzwords

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:47:50am

Just a reminder that this ass has continually played the race card at the New York Times!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:52:33am

re: #237 Eclectic Cyborg

Just came across this on CNBC. This is an example of a near perfect cover letter according to “Harvard Career Experts”. I’m interested to get the Lizard communities take on it:

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Personally, I think it’s a little too ass-kissy and it also seems to me this person is a somewhat overqualified for this sales job.

That letter is so syrupy sweet I would need an insulin shot after reading it.

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:56:46am

re: #237 Eclectic Cyborg

Just came across this on CNBC. This is an example of a near perfect cover letter according to “Harvard Career Experts”. I’m interested to get the Lizard communities take on it:

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Personally, I think it’s a little too ass-kissy and it also seems to me this person is a somewhat overqualified for this sales job.

A letter like that would be a “put on the bottom of the pile and only call if it’s the last possible candidate for the position” situation for me as a manager. Even if they’re a good worker, they’ll be looking for something better from day one and giving their all to that not to the job at hand.

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Skip Intro  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:57:19am

re: #103 Feline Fearless Leader

How is that not actually an Onion headline?

(Edit: Ah. That is a satire site. Never mind.)

Honestly, who can tell any more?

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gocart mozart  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:58:00am

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 8:58:07am

re: #231 Eclectic Cyborg

So I see a lot of media outlets touting Marianne Williamson and her great debate performance last night.

I didn’t watch it. Did she really do that well or is this just naive ass kissing?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:01:15am

re: #193 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’d love for him to stand up to Trump like that. But of course, he won’t. He’d be on his knees welcoming anything that came his way.

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Skip Intro  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:01:16am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

First of all, they’re conservative rivals, not moderates.

Second, fuck off CNN.

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:01:30am

re: #241 William Lewis

A letter like that would be a “put on the bottom of the pile and only call if it’s the last possible candidate for the position” situation for me as a manager. Even if they’re a good worker, they’ll be looking for something better from day one and giving their all to that not to the job at hand.

ditto if it was printed on something other than a good quality 20# white stock 8 1/2 x 11

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:03:33am

re: #243 gocart mozart

So, you had a roof over your head…

This sounds like Deadpool competing with Vanessa over who had the worse childhood.

Wade Meets Vanessa | Deadpool (2016) Movie Clip

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:04:53am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:07:47am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:15:59am

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And now people can see why the first amendment’s religious stand was created.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:19:56am

re: #250 GlutenFreeJesus

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I think Erick may despise liberal and especially lgbt Christians like Pete more than nonbelievers since they expose his whole belief system for what it is. That it’s built on hate, fear, & resentment.

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Teukka  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:20:20am
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:20:51am

re: #228 Teukka

This detonated in my YouTube feed… The Great Mexican RDepatriation. Seems like it’s not the first time a (R) president has pulled forced exile of American citizens with skin which isn’t light enough…

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I can’t watch the video at work, but is this about Operation Wetback (yes, that was actually it’s name)?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:21:37am

re: #254 Belafon

I can’t watch the video at work, but is this about Operation Wetback (yes, that was actually it’s name)?

Ike’s worst legacy imo.

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jeffreyw  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:23:03am
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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:23:09am

re: #239 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a reminder that this ass has continually played the race card at the New York Times!

I didn’t realize Pelosi or Schumer were black, Muslim, or from Minneapolis.

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Teukka  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:24:39am

re: #254 Belafon

I can’t watch the video at work, but is this about Operation Wetback (yes, that was actually it’s name)?

No. See “Mexican Repatriation” over @ wikipedia.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:25:00am

re: #257 Belafon

I didn’t realize Pelosi or Schumer were black, Muslim, or from Minneapolis.

That’s from 2016 when Ellison was the front runner for the DNC chair. It’s race baiting bullshit. Tbh I’ve had it with populism. Populism right now is an exclusionary philosophy.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:26:18am

re: #258 Teukka

No. See “Mexican Repatriation” over @ wikipedia.

OK. So Trump is trying to initiate the Third White.

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Belafon  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:26:55am

re: #259 HappyWarrior

That’s from 2016 when Ellison was the front runner for the DNC chair. It’s race baiting bullshit. Tbh I’ve had it with populism. Populism right now is an exclusionary philosophy.

OK. I should have paid attention to the date.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:27:15am

DNC Chairs since 2008: A WASP (Dean), Irish Catholic (Kaine), Jew(DWS), and Dominican Catholic (Perez), I like my party to look like my country and it does. Sorry NYT.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:28:38am

re: #261 Belafon

OK. I should have paid attention to the date.

You’re good. Easily could have been referring to Omar who replaced Ellison in his CD.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:28:51am

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹🎃

He also supported invading Rhodesia to preserve its white supremacist government under Ian Smith, and had horrible arguments over that position with Henry Kissinger.

Excuse me, I don’t understand the chronology here. The Smith government was dissolved in June 1979. The Lancaster House Agreement was concluded in December 1979, placing the country back under British rule until nationwide elections were held in February 1980. Robert Mugabe won and the country achieved independence as Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980 with Mugabe as Prime Minister. This was all well before Reagan took office in 1981.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:31:37am

re: #264 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Excuse me, I don’t understand the chronology here. The Smith government was dissolved in June 1979. The Lancaster House Agreement was concluded in December 1979, placing the country back under British rule until nationwide elections were held in February 1980. Robert Mugabe won and the country achieved independence as Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980 with Mugabe as Prime Minister. This was all well before Reagan took office in 1981.

I think he means as a candidate.

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Kilroy was here  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:33:30am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:46:44am

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

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Targetpractice  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:52:22am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

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Professional courtesy. Trump doesn’t feel the need to repent because evangelicals are treating the living embodiment of the seven deadly sins as their new god.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:52:40am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Trump has said he has never felt the need to repent. Buttigieg doesn’t feel the need to repent of his sexual sins. Between them, only Trump possesses the humility to not lecture Christians about their faith given his unrepentant state.

that logic is amazing

just needs some salt and yellow mustard

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 9:58:08am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

DNC Chairs since 2008: A WASP (Dean), Irish Catholic (Kaine), Jew(DWS), and Dominican Catholic (Perez), I like my party to look like my country and it does. Sorry NYT.

plus, democrats don’t ‘tap’ someone for dnc chair
there’s an election

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:01:59am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

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And you lecture Christians despite your sins of being a bigot.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:02:15am

re: #270 DangerMan

plus, democrats don’t ‘tap’ someone for dnc chair
there’s an election

Yep.

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:03:22am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

Trump has said he has never felt the need to repent. Buttigieg doesn’t feel the need to repent of his sexual sins. Between them, only Trump possesses the humility to not lecture Christians about their faith given his unrepentant state.

erick, how can you support a commandment-abusing, false witness-giving, non-church going, payoff-to-silence, thrice-divorced serial philanderer?”

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DangerMan  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:06:56am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

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oh wait
i missed the whole trump and humility part

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gocart mozart  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:09:26am

re: #248 lawhawk

TJ: You were lucky to have a ROOM! *We* used to have to live in a corridor!

MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin’ in a corridor! Woulda’ been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.

EI: Well when I say ‘house’ it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.

GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!

TJ: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.

MP: Cardboard box?

TJ: Aye.

MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o’clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!

GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o’clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

TJ: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.

EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing ‘Hallelujah.’

MP: But you try and tell the young people today that… and they won’t believe ya’.

ALL: Nope, nope..
montypython.net

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Targetpractice  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:10:50am

Besides, I’ve generally not met many who consider themselves religious who say they’ve done nothing they feel they need to repent for unless they’re A) arrogant assholes, B) lying their ass off, or C) not all that religious.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:12:18am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

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But Jame$ Dob$on has repeatedly said that Trump repented of his $in$!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:16:26am

Speaking of “crime-infested” places:

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:17:04am
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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:17:45am

re: #273 DangerMan

erick, how can you support a commandment-abusing, false witness-giving, non-church going, payoff-to-silence, thrice-divorced serial philanderer?”

Easy - it’s the embodiment of the Calvinist Heresy (Heresy = allowing the appearance of Christianity while avoiding its intended behaviour.). If he’s rich and powerful according to this, he is chosen by God. To them obeying Christ Jesus is irrelevant.

We’re i on Twitter I’d probably ask Eric to repent of his heresy and be truly born again but he won’t be willing to do that shy of a bottoming out experience.

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Axolotl  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:19:04am

re: #177 DangerMan

Did you cook that damned chicken?
It’s pasty white

The tweet was meant in jest. It worked too.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:22:45am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:25:27am

re: #273 DangerMan

erick, how can you support a commandment-abusing, false witness-giving, non-church going, payoff-to-silence, thrice-divorced serial philanderer?”

Easy.

Erick and Trump worship the same God—Ayn AS IN MINE Rand!

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Targetpractice  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:27:43am

re: #279 The Pie Overlord!

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White privilege is acting the way she did and not getting shot. And honestly, it would not surprise me if not only do most of (if not all) the charges get dropped, but she brings suit against the city for excessive use of force.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:30:39am

re: #284 Targetpractice

White privilege is acting the way she did and not getting shot. And honestly, it would not surprise me if not only do most of (if not all) the charges get dropped, but she brings suit against the city for excessive use of force.

I got pulled over for speeding on the way to Canada on Memorial Day and got the full Old White Lady Privilege Treatment. “Drive safely ma’am and have a nice trip!”

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BlueGrl21  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:31:12am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

Erick is the Christian Ben Shapiro.

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Trump can’t lecture anyone on his faith. He doesn’t have any. He knows nothing about Christianity other than a wide swath of Christians can be conned easily. Many more partner with him to con other Evangelicals. It’s a dumpster fire.

I once told my Evangelical cousin that Episcopalians read more scripture in our services than any other Christian denomination. She didn’t believe me. I sent her a link to our Book of Common Prayer and told her to knock herself out. She still thinks I’m a godless traitor but knows I’m not an ignorant godless traitor.

Good for the Cathedral for calling out this shit.

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gocart mozart  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:31:49am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:33:46am

re: #287 gocart mozart

Whatever she is referencing was deleted. Got a screen cap?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:37:19am

re: #288 Eclectic Cyborg

Whatever she is referencing was deleted. Got a screen cap?

It’s this racist ass who works at the Screw York Times.

He deleted his original Tweet after he got burnt to a crisp for playing the race card.

But here’s a sample of his racism still on his Twitter page:

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William Lewis  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:38:01am

re: #286 BlueGrl21

Four pieces of literature created modern English: Chaucer, Shakespeare, the Authorized Version of the Bible and Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:42:21am

Another day, another atrocity.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:45:00am

re: #291 The Pie Overlord!

Some additional background.

She was indicted on misdemeanor charges and needed to post $500 in bail. She couldn’t make bail, so she was sent to Rikers. They didn’t apparently have her meds, and it apparently led to her death.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:45:46am

re: #292 lawhawk

Some additional background.

She was indicted on misdemeanor charges and needed to post $500 in bail. She couldn’t make bail, so she was sent to Rikers. They didn’t apparently have her meds, and it apparently led to her death.

And apparently they now deserve to be sued out the ass for this.

Which I wholeheartedly support.

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BlueGrl21  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:47:51am

re: #290 William Lewis

Four pieces of literature created modern English: Chaucer, Shakespeare, the Authorized Version of the Bible and Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer.

I quote from the BCP on Facebook occasionally. Every single time one of my conservative family members asks me where the prayer came from, even though I include the BCP citation in the snippet. “That’s our Book of Common Prayer. Lovely, no?”

Boo, hiss. She’s a heathen!

I genuinely love to poke at them. They know me and love me, know I’m a good person, know I’m a Christian, know I can go toe to toe with them over theology and Biblical studies, and yet, I am a liberal. How is that even possible? It is genuinely a challenge for them. They’ve known me since we were babies.

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b.d.  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:49:11am

I love the smell of deregulation in the morning…..wait…..

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jaunte  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:50:17am

re: #295 b.d.

Oh great. Hoping for rain now.

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Chrysicat  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:52:51am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:53:47am

re: #297 Chrysicat

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You got to add Dumbya into that Worst President Mix.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:54:06am

re: #297 Chrysicat

and here I thought Nixon was the previous standard by which all bad Presidents are measured.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:54:12am

re: #291 The Pie Overlord!

She was arrested for freaking sex work and possession of drugs. Sex work needs to be decriminalized. Just awful that they would put someone with epilepsy in solitary confinement.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:59:25am

re: #295 b.d.

I love the smell of deregulation in the morning…..wait…..

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Thank goodness houses are air tight…

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:59:38am

re: #279 The Pie Overlord!

But I still don’t agree with the police using violence with unarmed people. But of course she needed to cooperate. Her whiteness may have saved her life.

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lawhawk  Jul 31, 2019 • 10:59:51am

re: #297 Chrysicat

Worst: from worst to least bad
Trump
Franklin Pierce
Coolidge
Hoover
Jackson
Dubya
Reagan

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:00:41am

re: #291 The Pie Overlord!

Another day, another atrocity.

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Cruel and unusual punishment sigh. She deserved better.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:01:27am

re: #295 b.d.

I love the smell of deregulation in the morning…..wait…..

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Ahhh Baytown. I lived there for about a year and a half before moving into Houston. Mobay Chemical, all the refineries. What a strange little town. Was a crazy place in ‘79-‘80.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:03:20am

re: #303 lawhawk

Worst: from worst to least bad
Trump
Franklin Pierce
Coolidge
Hoover
Jackson
Dubya
Reagan

Mine:
Trump
Dumbya
Reagan
Andrew Johnson
Buchanan

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:03:43am

re: #303 lawhawk

Worst: from worst to least bad
Trump
Franklin Pierce
Coolidge
Hoover
Jackson
Dubya
Reagan

Needs more Andrew Johnson.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:04:31am

re: #306 Joe Bacon 🌹

Mine:
Trump
Dumbya
Reagan
Andrew Johnson
Buchanan

That’s mine but I would include Coolidge too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:07:26am

re: #303 lawhawk

Worst: from worst to least bad
Trump
Franklin Pierce
Coolidge
Hoover
Jackson
Dubya
Reagan

James Buchanan & Andrew Johnson need to be on that list somewhere.

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rhuarc  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:08:01am

re: #303 lawhawk

Worst: from worst to least bad
Trump
Franklin Pierce
Coolidge
Hoover
Jackson
Dubya
Reagan

I put Reagan 2nd behind Trump because he directly lead to the devolution of this country as well as the election of Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:08:21am

re: #297 Chrysicat

Trump
Buchanan
Johnson
Pierce
W Bush
Reagan
Coolidge
Harding
Hoover
Tyler
Nixon

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carey94tt  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:09:10am

re: #100 MsJ

This can’t be real. If anyone in the Trump regime is going to be nominated, it will be the Glorious Leader himself and no one else.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:09:35am

re: #309 The Pie Overlord!

James Buchanan & Andrew Johnson need to be on that list somewhere.

Two stinkers with one for the ages in the middle. Hmmmm reminds me of where we are.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:17:25am

re: #273 DangerMan

erick, how can you support a commandment-abusing, false witness-giving, non-church going, payoff-to-silence, thrice-divorced serial philanderer?”

In spite of what they profess, they don’t have faith that their deity will protect and bless them. So they rely on human power and don’t care where the support comes from.

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sagehen  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:19:32am

re: #299 Eclectic Cyborg

and here I thought Nixon was the previous standard by which all bad Presidents are measured.

Nixon was the previous standard for crookedest, but his legislative agenda was mostly pretty good. It’s why his supporters were so sad that he turned out to be a criminal.

EPA
OSHA
Title IX
Title X

These were unmitigated good things, and their goodness has only become more obvious over time.

He also had a plan for universal health care, even leftier than what we ended up getting with ACA. Ted Kennedy said many times that his greatest mistake as a senator was turning down that health care plan because he thought he’d be able to get something even better if he pushed. (I specify “as a senator”, because Mary Jo Kopechne was arguably not an “as a senator” kind of fuckup.)

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:24:00am

re: #293 Eclectic Cyborg

And apparently they now deserve to be sued out the ass for this.

Which I wholeheartedly support.

I agree but why won’t the people who did this pay? Supervisors, everyone. Until that happens the broken system won’t change.

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Old Liberal  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:28:04am

re: #315 sagehen

Nixon was the previous standard for crookedest, but his legislative agenda was mostly pretty good. It’s why his supporters were so sad that he turned out to be a criminal.

EPA
OSHA
Title IX
Title X

These were unmitigated good things, and their goodness has only become more obvious over time.

He also had a plan for universal health care, even leftier than what we ended up getting with ACA. Ted Kennedy said many times that his greatest mistake as a senator was turning down that health care plan because he thought he’d be able to get something even better if he pushed. (I specify “as a senator”, because Mary Jo Kopechne was arguably not an “as a senator” kind of fuckup.)

I would argue that any good legislation that came during Nixon’s tenure was a successful attempt to water down what was needed. Eg they knew there was an environmental wave they couldn’t block so they tried to get the most watered down version.

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plansbandc  Jul 31, 2019 • 11:29:01am

re: #300 Patricia Kayden

Tragic and just awful. Makes me sick.

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Sea Mexican  Jul 31, 2019 • 1:06:05pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Erick, not a son of Erick, will probably miss Hawaii. Flossie, though, is gunning for the big island:

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They’re still not off the hook with Erik. Often times, the most dangerous part of a cyclone/hurricane is the rain, not the eye.


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