Another From the Great Tommy Emmanuel: “Moon River”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 12:14:10am

Did El Paso make a mistake in ignoring the vitriol directed against it?

…In May [2017], several hard-line anti-immigrant Trump operatives, including Tom Tancredo, Kris Kobach, and Steve Bannon, traveled to the El Paso area to organize the building of a privately financed, crowdfunded border wall. A quarter-mile barrier was quickly erected, lit up at night, and publicized nationally. The politicos spewed more inflammatory rhetoric about immigrants.

In July, Kobach, Bannon, and Tancredo returned to the El Paso area to tout the new wall along with Donald Trump Jr.

No protests ensued.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2019 • 12:32:44am

People find it hard to take these threats seriously until they see their own die. I’m sorry, but really it can be true.

But by that same token, we’re seeing people, especially latin people, wake up to the hate that _is_ the GOP and realize that only their vote can change things.

We are in the midst of another cold war; a cold civil war to be sure, but it remains a war just as certainly as there was a war between the US and the USSR was from 1945 to 1989. If the side of the angels can win a second time in a row, I will only be grateful…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 12:40:05am

re: #2 William Lewis

We are in the midst of another cold war; a cold civil war to be sure, but it remains a war just as certainly as there was a war between the US and the USSR was from 1945 to 1989. If the side of the angels can win a second time in a row, I will only be grateful…

Or rather, we are still fighting the same war but by different means

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2019 • 12:45:18am

re: #3 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or rather, we are still fighting the same war but by different means

Very possible; the question I have is regarding the US vs Russia part - do you see that given their work for the GOP side of things? They seem to be making the mistake of seeing us, rather than China, as their biggest enemy…

Being old enough to have been a trooper in the previous Cold War, I am nervous about this. Just because a war is fairly cold does not mean serious numbers of casualties.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:07:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:11:16am

re: #4 William Lewis

Very possible; the question I have is regarding the US vs Russia part - do you see that given their work for the GOP side of things? They seem to be making the mistake of seeing us, rather than China, as their biggest enemy…

Being old enough to have been a trooper in the previous Cold War, I am nervous about this. Just because a war is fairly cold does not mean serious numbers of casualties.

The Cold War was between the USA and the USSR…two world ideologies clashing for dominance

Russia is not the USSR, and although it shares certain goals with the USSR such as a will to reunite as much of the old Russian/Soviet empire as it can, it is not spreading a world ideology, just pursuing its somewhat more limited national interests.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:20:25am

re: #2 William Lewis

If the side of the angels can win a second time in a row, I will only be grateful…

I would also like to revisit your statement that the “angels” won the Cold War the first time.

The West won because the Soviet economy was unsustainable and collapsed. The state was no longer in a position to bail it out.

The only thing keeping any sort of human face on Western Capitalism was the fact that it was in competition with the Socialist model. Once its competitor was gone, it immediately showed its ugliest neoliberal side.

And it also collapsed in 2008, requiring a government bailout to keep it viable.

At some point it will collapse to the point that no government can bail it out.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:20:52am

re: #6 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Cold War was between the USA and the USSR…two world ideologies clashing for dominance

Russia is not the USSR, and although it shares certain goals with the USSR such as a will to reunite as much of the old Russian/Soviet empire as it can, it is not spreading a world ideology, just pursuing its somewhat more limited national interests.

Slight objection - you are presuming that the Russian have not adopted the same ideology that they previously fought in the Great Patriotic War. That remains to be seen to me…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:25:07am

re: #8 William Lewis

Slight objection - you are presuming that the Russian have not adopted the same ideology that they previously fought in the Great Patriotic War. That remains to be seen to me…

I do not see them spreading a world ideology like Communism, but they do want to restore the old Soviet Empire. That is enough of a threat to the Baltic States, Poland and all the other former Soviet republics.

And they have the massive ethnic Russian diaspora spread throughout those states, their own Sudetendeutsch that they can use as a lever.

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William Lewis  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:26:41am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would also like to revisit your statement that the “angels” won the Cold War the first time.

The West won because the Soviet economy was unsustainable and collapsed. The state was no longer in a position to bail it out.

The only thing keeping any sort of human face on Western Capitalism was the fact that it was in competition with the Socialist model. Once its competitor was gone, it immediately showed its ugliest neoliberal side.

And it also collapsed in 2008, requiring a government bailout to keep it viable.

At some point it will collapse to the point that no government can bail it out.

That is a reasonable comment. However, I would argue that it was in fact the side of angels in this case simply because of how much we had been embarrassed by the deaths of WWII. The Red Vietnamese kicking the Khmer Rouge out didn’t help either. Still… Ask me tomorrow when I’ve slept on it…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:28:41am

The Russians have some serious kompromat on much of the GOP, it is only a matter of time before the extent to which they have been bought and sold will come out

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:48:48am

Dara Ó Briain about the movie 2012

A bit of entertainment making fun of the movie “2012”.

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:50:03am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The only thing keeping any sort of human face on Western Capitalism was the fact that it was in competition with the Socialist model. Once its competitor was gone, it immediately showed its ugliest neoliberal side.

That’s one way to look at it.

Or, we could say that a one-party state values the party over the state; it’s so focused on maintaining its own power, it prevents any accrual of power by internal competitor parties who are better equipped to handle that moment’s challenges.

A one-party state, rather than let another party have a turn, would see the state crumble and burn to ensure that it would be them ruling the ashes.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:52:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 1:59:52am

re: #13 sagehen

Or, we could say that a one-party state values the party over the state; it’s so focused on maintaining its own power, it prevents any accrual of power by internal competitor parties who are better equipped to handle that moment’s challenges.

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Also, in a state where authority flows from the top down, responsibility must also flow from the bottom up. But to admit error is to undermine authority. Chernobyl showed us the consequences of that approach.

There was an old joke about a Soviet fellow who got eleven years for calling Brezhnev an idiot: one year for undermining Soviet authority and ten years for disclosing state secrets…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 2:00:46am

re: #14 Patricia Kayden

From Oct 2016: FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Remember the Right Wing conniption fit and the accusations that we were ignoring and coddling Islamist terror?

Who has killed more Americans in the mean time?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 7, 2019 • 3:15:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:10:47am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:14:55am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah. They’re not that smart are they?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:16:39am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:17:36am

he be mad

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:18:09am

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Everything is partisan since they project themselves onto everyone else. No realization that the concern is the murdering and guns, not that the politics of the murderer is what makes it acceptable or unacceptable.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:18:26am

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Yeah he’s not going unify shit. Fucking asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:19:40am

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

he be mad

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Mark Penn is exactly why I couldn’t support Clinton in 2008. He started some of the crap that Trump and others used against Obama.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:23:41am

can you just feel the unity?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:25:46am

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

can you just feel the unity?

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He’s such a pathetic asshole. I hope he’s booed in Dayton and El Paso.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:26:08am

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Meanwhile, the Dayton, Ohio, shooter had a history of supporting political figures like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and ANTIFA.” @OANN I hope other news outlets will report this as opposed to Fake News. Thank you!

We all know that Sanders and Warren advocate White Genocide and encourage their supporters to beat people up, refer to white immigrants as invaders and a threat.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:28:30am

re: #26 HappyWarrior

He’s such a pathetic asshole. I hope he’s booed in Dayton and El Paso.

My pessimistic side tells me that protests in Dayton and/or El Paso will grow violent and lead to some altercations, incidents, damages, injuries or worse, and will be then held up by DT and the GOP as proof of the intolerant, violence-inciting Left and the Both-Siderists in the media will go along with it 110%

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:32:27am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:33:19am

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

My pessimistic side tells me that protests in Dayton and/or El Paso will grow violent and lead to some altercations, incidents,, damages, injuries or worse, and will be then held up by DT and the GOP as proof of the intolerant, violence-inciting Left and the Both-Siderists in the media will go along with it 110%

They’re going to do that regardless. He needs to be reminded especially in El Paso that he’s a hateful prick who lies repeatedly about Hispanics to stir up his bigoted base.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:33:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:36:26am

re: #30 HappyWarrior

They’re going to do that regardless. He needs to be reminded especially in El Paso that he’s a hateful prick who lies repeatedly about Hispanics to stir up his bigoted base.

His supporters are going to be there in force to teach some “respect” to the counter-protesters.

There is no way it won’t get ugly, and likely lead to confrontation and ultimately to violence. And as soon as that starts, it will be mutual recriminations and an endless spiral of counter-accusations.

And the press will both-sider it for all it’s worth.

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Ming5000  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:37:48am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I played with the donor filter. Tried to see donors from the whole state of Michigan. Failed.
Tried using 48xxx in zip. It did not work….
Any ideas?

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?data_type=processed&committee_id=C00580100&two_year_transaction_period=2020&line_number=F3-11AI

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:41:24am

re: #33 Ming5000

I played with the donor filter. Tried to see donors from the whole state of Michigan. Failed.
Tried using 48xxx in zip. It did not work….
Any ideas?

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?data_type=processed&committee_id=C00580100&two_year_transaction_period=2020&line_number=F3-11AI

click on Raw for Data Type instead of Processed (upper left corner)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:43:49am
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Ming5000  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:45:05am

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

My pessimistic side tells me that protests in Dayton and/or El Paso will grow violent and lead to some altercations, incidents,, damages, injuries or worse, and will be then held up by DT and the GOP as proof of the intolerant, violence-inciting Left and the Both-Siderists in the media will go along with it 110%

I am less worried these days of how things will look to DT and the GOP.
First, the right will see what they want to see anyway. Or, outright lie about what happened. Note their hand wringing about the campaign contribution tweet.
Second, the left needs to speak/act their mind, to speak to their own base and ideals.

This has helped my get out of the maggot filled heads of the debased GOP.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:45:36am

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hateful rhetoric. That’s really rich coming from you, a Jesse Helms admirer. Sit down and shut up and also shave the rodent on your face.

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Ming5000  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:48:20am

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

~derp~ It worked. …. blush
Thanks!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:49:05am

Saw Dawes last night. What a show. Also saw on Twitter that LGF favorite Jason Isbell schooled Baby Whiplash.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 4:58:42am

Oh, and pay that outstanding campaign bill while you’re at it, Cheeto.

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:09:42am

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

Oh, and pay that outstanding campaign bill while you’re at it, Cheeto.

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He literally started out his campaign calling Mexicans rapists and saying they were sending crime. He’s a fucking racist. And I’m glad Rep Escobar is staying firm.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:13:03am

A giant parrot that roamed New Zealand about 19 million years ago had a height of 1m (3ft 2in) - roughly half the average height of a human, a new study has found.

Given its size, the parrot is believed to have been flightless and carnivorous, unlike most birds today.

so glad that that species has shuffled off its mortal coil and gone to join the choir invisible…

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:13:54am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A giant parrot that roamed New Zealand about 19 million years ago had a height of 1m (3ft 2in) - roughly half the average height of a human, a new study has found.

so glad that that species has shuffled off its mortal coil and gone to join the choir invisible…

Polly wants a BIG cracker…

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:17:18am

re: #6 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Cold War was between the USA and the USSR…two world ideologies clashing for dominance

Russia is not the USSR, and although it shares certain goals with the USSR such as a will to reunite as much of the old Russian/Soviet empire as it can, it is not spreading a world ideology, just pursuing its somewhat more limited national interests.

I disagree. Russia under Putin is wanting to spread an ideology- a world ruled by mobsters through chaos.

Russia is causing chaos for a reason. They want to spread crony-capitalism and a Mafia style power structure to further a worldwide plutocracy. This will allow Putin to do anything he wants, from expanding territory to enriching his own personal cronies and pet corporations. Putin’s world is a top-down enrichment program (sound familiar, Republicans?) where ordinary Russians are sacrificed under sanctions to advance the interests of the elite. Rampant nationalism is the fuel Putin pours on the dumpster fire that is his rule. Utter internal corruption and a huge percentage of Russian wealth being stashed and hidden overseas define Russia’s economy.. again, a Republican dream.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:22:46am

re: #44 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I disagree. Russia under Putin is wanting to spread an ideology- a world ruled by mobsters through chaos.

That is not a world ideology, that is just a corrupt way of doing business. And I see their political goals as limited to re-establishing the old Russian Empire.

The old Cold War was about Marxism-Leninism vs Adam Smith-Milton Friedmanism

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Decatur Deb  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:28:41am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is not a world ideology, that is just a corrupt way of doing business. And I see their political goals as limited to re-establishing the old Russian Empire.

The old Cold War was about Marxism-Leninism vs Adam Smith-Milton Friedmanism

By the last few years of the SU, the ideology had corrupted into the nursery of the mafiosi. That’s why it died with relatively little bloodshed, for all the passion of its early years.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:29:29am

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

El Paso congresswoman says Trump ‘not welcome’ in the city after mass shooting

as i read elsewhere this AM:

step back for a moment on this one… can we all take a moment to appreciate how unprecedented it is that a sitting US president is persona non-grata at the site of a national tragedy?

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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:30:16am

re: #44 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I disagree. Russia under Putin is wanting to spread an ideology- a world ruled by mobsters through chaos.

Russia is causing chaos for a reason. They want to spread crony-capitalism and a Mafia style power structure to further a worldwide plutocracy. This will allow Putin to do anything he wants, from expanding territory to enriching his own personal cronies and pet corporations. Putin’s world is a top-down enrichment program (sound familiar, Republicans?) where ordinary Russians are sacrificed under sanctions to advance the interests of the elite. Rampant nationalism is the fuel Putin pours on the dumpster fire that is his rule. Utter internal corruption and a huge percentage of Russian wealth being stashed and hidden overseas define Russia’s economy.. again, a Republican dream.

That’s not the only ideology Russia is committed to spreading. Due to the way they interpret Scripture, they’re also the most virulent and violent heteronormative crusaders in 3 or 4 centuries—and considering that most societies for the past 1800 years have been very heteronormative anyway, that’s a very high bar to clear. The only possible comparison is—yeah, to the guys they fought in the Great Patriotic War. And at “least” the Nazis didn’t have a religious drive for beating and then killing me and mine. Their weak supporters could be ‘reasoned with’, in terms of “beat them in war, imprison them for a few years, and they might stop actively pursuing their hatreds”.

When it’s religious, it’s an existential issue and either they or I quite likely have to die if they can’t be converted.

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jeffreyw  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:31:51am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:32:06am

re: #46 Decatur Deb

By the last few years of the SU, the ideology had corrupted into the nursery of the mafiosi. That’s why it died with relatively little bloodshed, for all the passion of its early years.

Soviet ideology taught that Capitalists are like birds of prey, swooping down on the marketplace, scooping up as much as they can before flying off again.

The post-Soviet business people embraced that with a passion.

And of course, there were the oligarchs, a class created to “protect” Russia from being simply bought out by outside interests, the fate that befell East Germany and other large parts of Eastern Europe.

In exchange for being allowed to buy up a large share of Russia’s key industries at bargain-bin prices, they had to promise that they would toe the political line for Putin.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:35:53am

re: #48 Chrysicat

That’s not the only ideology Russia is committed to spreading.

They have a deep theocratic streak, seeing Russian Orthodoxy as the only True Christianity, the “Third Rome”, after the fall of Rome and Byzantium, and “A Fourth Rome There Shall Not Be” (why? because they say so, I guess)

And Putin is perfectly happy to hitch his wagon to these Patriarchs, allowing them a great deal of political power and influence, as well as a financial support, in order to promote his social and political agenda.

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plansbandc  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:55:10am

re: #39 HappyWarrior

I’m jealous. Saw them a few years ago and they were excellent!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:58:14am

I recommend the Russian movie Leviathan. It came out about three years ago. It’s narrowly about a failed relationship and betrayal, but set in the context of the petty corruption of local government and orthodox church officials (all with portraits of Putin looking down on them—it’s a miracle it got released).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 5:59:57am

re: #52 plansbandc

I’m jealous. Saw them a few years ago and they were excellent!

I had no idea Taylor was such a great performer. I knew he could sing and songwrite but he’s a performer. He sounds more Jackson Browne like on studio recordings but this was more Springsteen like. Plus he engages the crowd, loves the audience, & everyone sang along. They ended with my favorite song by them- All Your Favorite Bands.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:04:37am

re: #53 Barefoot Grin

I recommend the Russian movie Leviathan. It came out about three years ago. It’s narrowly about a failed relationship and betrayal, but set in the context of the petty corruption of local government and orthodox church officials (all with portraits of Putin looking down on them—it’s a miracle it got released).

I’ll check it out.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:08:57am

Greets and saluts from the great repository of FEC data that is publicly available. In this database, we learn that GOPers are ashamed of donating to Trump, but Democrats don’t seem to have a problem with their donor lists being public.

In this database we learn that Maggie and other “journalists” are concerned about donations being public, but Maggie also led charge to publicize the donors to the Clinton Foundation as a huge scoop.

Excuse me if I don’t grab a fainting couch fast enough.

This is the dumbfuckery we’re dealing with even as Trump resumes his racist bulkshit by attacking Beto and his stochastic terrorist routine ratchets up another notch by lying about Bernie and Warren and their role in Dayton (hint: there is zero role; neither exhorted or encouraged violence, while Trump actively encouraged, enraged, and condoned his racist followers to act on their violent fantasies).

Fox continues doing what they have always done - deflect and project. Trump too.

And the rest of the media plays magic balance fairy.

Maybe it isn’t so bad if that sweet meteor of death comes.

Or someone hits the reset button because we’ve hit our blue screen of death.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:13:26am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:15:08am

As a student of Russian history, Putin is in what was called the Slavophile divide of the Russian elite. He’s the opposite of Peter the Great and to a smaller extent Catherine the Great. He sees Russia whether through it’s Orthodoxy, the USSR, etc as needing to be a world power. He disdains western liberalism whether that’s democracy, multiculturalism, or social liberalism. The irony to me is how he through his proxies like Trump or his European allies tries to portray himself as a champion of the Western world and the dumbasses on the right buy it and spread it because they disdain a lot of our system. Now how he convinces gullible leftists is beyond me. Putin imo is blatantly imperialistic which is supposed to be why Greenwald and Oliver Stone hate our FP.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:15:40am

re: #57 lawhawk

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Nope Donnie.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:34:08am

A year ago today. We are still here but the threat still looms.

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:35:13am

re: #57 lawhawk

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His critics can readily fire back that they can’t issue EOs, so unless he’s willing to endorse or propose a bill that will actually last longer than it takes him to take a shit, then he’s not getting a damned thing as a “concession.”

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:35:24am
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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:35:42am

re: #60 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A year ago today. We are still here but the threat still looms.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:38:24am

re: #58 HappyWarrior

Putin has generated a lot of fans on the Left who wee him as a bulwark against Western Capitalism and all the evils it engenders and at the same time a lot of fans on the Right who see him as a bulwark against liberal moral corruption envy his authoritarian, oligarchic, theocratic state.

And those two factions fall into a mutual feedback cycle that keeps propping up useful figures like Bernie and Tulsi.

He has so destabilized us that he is pretty much free to do whatever he wants to (or can, given his circumstances) without any major interference.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:39:47am

This exchange about Q had me giggling (click to see more funny stuff):

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:40:49am
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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:41:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:41:33am

Q is a blank screen onto which any alienated conspiracy theorist can project any sort of catastrophic, post-apocalyptic, V-for-Vendetta fantasy and find a receptive and supportive audience.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:42:33am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Today is officially “pretend campaign donations aren’t public information ” day

I’m still not getting why everyone knowing you’re donating to the R’s isn’t a badge of honor

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:42:50am

MAGAts beclown themselves. Audience response was…….encouraging. “You’re in direct violation of being a jackass!”

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:44:35am

re: #67 Chrysicat

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:45:13am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Putin has generated a lot of fans on the Left who wee him as a bulwark against Western Capitalism and all the evils it engenders and at the same time a lot of fans on the Right who see him as a bulwark against liberal moral corruption envy his authoritarian, oligarchic, theocratic state.

And those two factions fall into a mutual feedback cycle that keeps propping up useful figures like Bernie and Tulsi.

He has so destabilized us that he is pretty much free to do whatever he wants to (or can, given his circumstances) without any major interference.

That’s not my question. You’re answering what. I’m asking why. There’s nothing about Putin that suggests he’s a champion against unregulated capitalism or imperialism. Tulsi and Sanders are useful idiots to be sure but what I’m stumped as to is why.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:46:23am

re: #43 Targetpractice

Polly wants a BIG cracker…

NOW

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:46:32am

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement - & be quiet!

— Donald J. Trump

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, I guess a reference to Beto’s Senate race, but DJT didn’t “trounce” him. DJT wasn’t even on the ballot.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:46:58am

re: #70 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

And the guy in the green shirt - priceless.

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:47:23am

re: #74 Sir John Barron

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, I guess a reference to Beto’s Senate race, but DJT didn’t “trounce” him. DJT wasn’t even on the ballot.

And apparently winning by 3% is now “trouncing” your opponent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:47:41am

re: #72 HappyWarrior

That’s not my question. You’re answering what. I’m asking why. There’s nothing about Putin that suggests he’s a champion against unregulated capitalism or imperialism. Tulsi and Sanders are useful idiots to be sure but what I’m stumped as to is why.

He stands up to Western Corporate interests with his own version of crony plutocracy. Why that makes him a hero to the anti-capitalists also astounds me, but I cannot get over how many Putinverstehers there are out there.

And the GOP would love to implement his system of economy and government, only difference being that it would be a Protestant Fundamentalist theocracy instead of a Russian Orthodox one…

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:48:29am

re: #67 Chrysicat

it wasn’t too awfully long ago when official conservative GOP orthodoxy was that interest rates must stay high to prevent zombie Zimbabwe hyperinflation.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:48:47am

re: #72 HappyWarrior

That’s not my question. You’re answering what. I’m asking why. There’s nothing about Putin that suggests he’s a champion against unregulated capitalism or imperialism. Tulsi and Sanders are useful idiots to be sure but what I’m stumped as to is why.

Putin is doing what he thinks will preserve/expand Russian power and those of the oligarchs that dominate Russia. Chaos in the West allows Russians to expand their influence without interference, investigation, prosecutions, etc., and having Democrats fend off fights from the likes of Gabbard weakens the Democrats ahead of the fight with Trump, who does their bidding even without realizing he’s helping Russia (and I think he knows, but just doesn’t care).

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fern01  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:49:14am

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

elected representatives should not be vilifying & doxxing their own constituents.

And Jesu wept - Ted Cruz is trying to attack Castro but is actually stating what trump has been doing for 3 years. They don’t even realise what they are saying. Imbeciles - every last one of them.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:49:25am

re: #74 Sir John Barron

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, I guess a reference to Beto’s Senate race, but DJT didn’t “trounce” him. DJT wasn’t even on the ballot.

Beto did better than any Texas Dem Senate candidate had in years. The Dems gained House seats in Texas. And three Texas House Republicans have retired. Yeah Beto isn’t polling well but that doesn’t make him wrong. I bet Trump is so full of himself that he doesn’t even know EP is Betos hometown. And he just had to do the stupid crap about his nickname that he’s had since he was a kid growing up in EP with many Hispanic friends

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:50:13am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He stands up to Western Corporate interests with his own version of crony plutocracy. Why that makes him a hero to the anti-capitalists also astounds me, but I cannot get over how many Putinverstehers there are out there.

And the GOP would love to implement his system of economy and government, only difference being that it would be a Protestant Fundamentalist theocracy instead of a Russian Orthodox one…

That’s all that I asked. I don’t know why either. I can see why Western right wingers are easy marks for him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:51:56am

re: #79 lawhawk

Putin is doing what he thinks will preserve/expand Russian power and those of the oligarchs that dominate Russia. Chaos in the West allows Russians to expand their influence without interference, investigation, prosecutions, etc., and having Democrats fend off fights from the likes of Gabbard weakens the Democrats ahead of the fight with Trump, who does their bidding even without realizing he’s helping Russia (and I think he knows, but just doesn’t care).

Right. I know this. What I’m wondering aloud is how the left can clearly see Putin is homophobic, racist, a plutocratic, and an imperialist and yet echo his bs.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:52:52am

Trump being the white supremacist racist Trump we know and loathe. Trump thinks he can convince people to act on gun control?

Fuck that - Demand McConnell allow the House gun control package come to floor for a vote. He can’t and wont do that, even though that’s the easiest thing imaginable. Trump’s fine letting this wilt and die, just like so many more gun victims will nationwide (mass shootings are just a fraction of the overall gun violence we see at a rate not matched elsewhere in the developed world).

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:53:24am

re: #76 Targetpractice

And apparently winning by 3% is now “trouncing” your opponent.

It has to be, because Trump trounced Hillary by -3M.

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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:54:10am

re: #74 Sir John Barron

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, I guess a reference to Beto’s Senate race, but DJT didn’t “trounce” him. DJT wasn’t even on the ballot.

Remember the last time Trump was in El Paso? Beto had a rally on the other side of town almost simultaneously. The fascists are rather devoted to the idea that Trump’s outdrew it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:54:26am

re: #83 HappyWarrior

Right. I know this. What I’m wondering aloud is how the left can clearly see Putin is homophobic, racist, a plutocratic, and an imperialist and yet echo his bs.

they seem to rationalize it as necessary to keep Western Imperialism from swallowing up Russia and Eastern Europe…and they insist that gays are fine there and that there is freedom of the press, but our Western Corporate Media are painting him as a bogeyman

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:54:47am

re: #84 lawhawk

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Trump being the white supremacist racist Trump we know and loathe. Trump thinks he can convince people to act on gun control?

Fuck that - Demand McConnell allow the House gun control package come to floor for a vote. He can’t and wont do that, even though that’s the easiest thing imaginable. Trump’s fine letting this wilt and die, just like so many more gun victims will nationwide (mass shootings are just a fraction of the overall gun violence we see at a rate not matched elsewhere in the developed world).

You’re a terrible thing for this country. Illegal immigration is unfortunate but it’s a result of white politicians wanting it to be more expensive to come here for minorities than their ancestors.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:55:19am

Police indicated that several people were treated for injuries as folks stampeded away from the noise that some thought was gunfire - it was a motorcycle backfiring.

Only in America.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:55:21am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they seem to rationalize it as necessary to keep Western Imperialism from swallowing up Russia and Eastern Europe…and they insist that gays are fine there and that there is freedom of the press, but our Western Corporate Media are painting him as a bogeyman

That’s the how. I was sort of thinking aloud tbh.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:57:41am

re: #70 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

MAGAts beclown themselves. Audience response was…….encouraging. “You’re in direct violation of being a jackass!”

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:57:45am

re: #84 lawhawk

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Trump being the white supremacist racist Trump we know and loathe. Trump thinks he can convince people to act on gun control?

Fuck that - Demand McConnell allow the House gun control package come to floor for a vote. He can’t and wont do that, even though that’s the easiest thing imaginable. Trump’s fine letting this wilt and die, just like so many more gun victims will nationwide (mass shootings are just a fraction of the overall gun violence we see at a rate not matched elsewhere in the developed world).

I can convince people to do things they don’t want to do but my words had nothing to do with el paso

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:58:08am
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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:58:11am

re: #89 lawhawk

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Police indicated that several people were treated for injuries as folks stampeded away from the noise that some thought was gunfire - it was a motorcycle backfiring.

Only in America.

The sort of fear reaction one might have expected to see in the Green Zone in Iraq is now commonplace in America.

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 6:59:15am

re: #93 Ace-o-aces

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In other words, the market has already wiped out the “rally” yesterday and then some.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:00:26am

re: #93 Ace-o-aces

He uses words like “yield curve”, see how financially erudite he is? And those incompetents at the Fed are being paid by Soros to Deep State him!!!

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:01:55am

posted by someone elsewhere:

The St. Louis County Council switched back to democratic control tonight after years of GOP control. A BIG reason was because postcards to democratic voters (hand written) got people to the polls. I should know cuz I wrote many. Don’t forget the local races are important too!

stltoday.com

and postcardstovoters.org

Mrs dm and I just wrote our 10 for this week for Dan McCready for congress in NC

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:03:52am

notwithstanding this morning’s 500 point drop, this from electoral-vote.com

On Monday, we noted that they had devalued their currency, such that it now takes more than 7 yuan to buy one dollar. However, reader B.B. in Everett, WA, who is an economist, points out that characterization is not quite correct. The yuan’s value sank as a result of normal macroeconomic forces, particularly Donald Trump’s new round of tariffs (for a primer on the issue, click here). And so, the devalued yuan was not a result of any action by the Xi administration, it was the result of their inaction in choosing not to prop up the currency. Columbia economist and CNN contributor Jeffery Sachs concurs with B.B., and even goes further, declaring that the only “economic manipulator” here is the Trump administration.

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plansbandc  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:05:02am

re: #89 lawhawk

If you hear something that sounds like gunfire when you’re in public (anywhere in the U.S.) it’s completely rational to seek shelter/escape.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:05:29am

re: #93 Ace-o-aces

They must Cut Rates bigger and faster, and stop their ridiculous quantitative tightening NOW. Yield curve is at too wide a margin, and no inflation!

More random capitalization. Cut rates ‘bigger’; the illiteracy is amazing. And, I am willing to bet very large sums of money he has no idea what a yield curve is, nor why is width means anything, nor what quantitative tightening is.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:06:54am

re: #99 plansbandc

If you hear something that sounds like gunfire when you’re in public (anywhere in the U.S.) it’s completely rational to seek shelter/escape.

I feel sad that I needed to upding that one.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:08:07am

Students for Trump founder pleads guilty to posing as lawyer in $46K scam

The founder of Students for Trump pleaded guilty Tuesday to running a $46,000 scam in which he posed as a lawyer and gave legal advice.

John Lambert, 23, created a website for a fake law firm called Pope & Dunn and claimed to be Eric Pope, a graduate of NYU Law School with a finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania and 15 years of experience in corporate and patent law, prosecutors said.


I swear, the Twitler Youth seem to be cultivating this pudgy dweeb look on purpose.
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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:08:17am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

like ive’ said - he latches onto one word or phrase, maybe understanding it maybe just grabbing the word, and that becomes his whole focus and single tool about the entire topic

his entire fiscal and international trade policy is - tariffs
asylum and refugees - illegal immigration
any ‘tragedy’ - first responders (not victims, investigators, etc)

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:09:52am

oh dear, from the bestest negotiator ever, the cost of the new Air Force One fleet has increased over 50%

President Trump’s new Air Force One fleet will cost a total of $5.2 billion, up from the 2016 estimate of $3.2 billion, Air Force Magazine reports.

In early 2017, President Trump claimed he negotiated with Boeing to lower the price by about $1 billion.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:13:07am

re: #99 plansbandc

If you hear something that sounds like gunfire when you’re in public (anywhere in the U.S.) it’s completely rational to seek shelter/escape.

we used to just think it was an overly rich tuned harley

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:14:05am

re: #102 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Students for Trump founder pleads guilty to posing as lawyer in $46K scam

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I swear, the Twitler Youth seem to be cultivating this pudgy dweeb look on purpose.

he’s got that future supreme justice smirk that says i dare you to contest my nomination

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:14:09am

They’re baaaaack.

TOOL - Fear Inoculum (Audio)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:16:17am

re: #103 DangerMan

like ive’ said - he latches onto one word or phrase, maybe understanding it maybe just grabbing the word, and that becomes his whole focus and single tool about the entire topic

his entire fiscal and international trade policy is - tariffs
asylum and refugees - illegal immigration
any ‘tragedy’ - first responders (not victims, investigators, etc)

and the media picks up and runs with it as if it were somehow presidential

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:17:21am

re: #100 Colère Tueur de Lapin

More random capitalization. Cut rates ‘bigger’; the illiteracy is amazing. And, I am willing to bet very large sums of money he has no idea what a yield curve is, nor why is width means anything, nor what quantitative tightening is.

This is a guy who may really believe that corporate tax cuts encourage investment. Most Republican 1%ers know better, but the willingness of rubes to buy into it actually reinforces the fatcats’ belief in their own inherited superiority and right to rule.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:18:23am

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and the media picks up and runs with it as if it were somehow presidential

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:20:29am

re: #106 DangerMan

he’s got that future supreme justice smirk that says i dare you to contest my nomination

Yeah I saw that too.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:21:16am
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b.d.  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:21:26am

Morning Lizards:

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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:21:45am

re: #104 DangerMan

oh dear, from the bestest negotiator ever, the cost of the new Air Force One fleet has increased over 50%

And that’s for planes that have to land as often as any civilian plane when AF1s were supposed to be able to stay aloft for days if need be during the old days.

Greatest negotiator in history.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:22:48am

re: #112 DodgerFan1988

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Says he on the biggest white supremacy friendly network.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:23:04am

re: #112 DodgerFan1988

The greatest trick white supremacy ever pulled was convincing the world it didn’t exist.

“Jews will not replace us!”

fer fuck’s sake, we got it on tape…

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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:25:32am
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Kilroy was here  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:29:15am

Trump to be greeted in Dayton with protests, ‘Baby Trump’ blimp
thehill.com

This should make him feel welcome.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:29:39am

re: #112 DodgerFan1988

The greatest trick white supremacy ever pulled was convincing the world it didn’t exist.

a mediocre self-deception white supremacy pulled off was convincing itself it doesn’t exist

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:29:51am

re: #102 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Students for Trump founder pleads guilty to posing as lawyer in $46K scam

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I swear, the Twitler Youth seem to be cultivating this pudgy dweeb look on purpose.

That is so on brand for anything trump related it’s…stunning.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:30:38am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Jews will not replace us!”

fer fuck’s sake, we got it on tape…

who you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ ears and eyes?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:31:19am

re: #118 Kilroy was here

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Trump to be greeted in Dayton with protests, ‘Baby Trump’ blimp
thehill.com

This should make him feel welcome.

Sweet. My mom was hoping the baby Trump blimp would make a cameo.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:31:44am

re: #120 MsJ

That is so on brand for anything trump related it’s…stunning.

Guy even looks like a Trump.

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:33:14am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:34:51am

re: #118 Kilroy was here

Trump to be greeted in Dayton with protests, ‘Baby Trump’ blimp
thehill.com

This should make him feel welcome.

In case anyone forgets how they used to greet Obama

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:36:48am

re: #125 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In case anyone forgets how they used to greet Obama

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But “We respected Obama” /// And Yeah Trump thinks no President got worse treatment than him.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:38:12am

re: #70 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

MAGAts beclown themselves. Audience response was…….encouraging. “You’re in direct violation of being a jackass!”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:38:34am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:44:23am

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

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Monica is a cool person. Went through shit but has her sense of humor intact.

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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:44:32am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:45:00am

Pence isn’t even hiding he’s a theocrat.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:45:38am

re: #131 HappyWarrior

Feature, not a bug. And they see Handmaid’s Tale as a guide, not a warning.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:46:01am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:47:17am

FWIW, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been married since July 7,1946, when Donald Trump was 3 weeks old.

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:47:54am
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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:49:10am

re: #130 Chrysicat

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Also, as I was raised on the fringes of the Affirming Methodist community, I’d disappoint you anyway as we’re as allowed to pray just as much sitting as kneeling, Pence, you massive walking shit (well, except for post-Communion prayer at the rail—THAT’S still kneeling, and I guess bedtime prayer has it as the preferred position. But post-Offertory prayer, grace, those sorts of things we can do seated).

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garzooma  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:49:26am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #100 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I am willing to bet very large sums of money he has no idea what a yield curve is, nor why is width means anything, […]

Actually, I don’t know what “Yield curve is at too wide a margin” means, either. “Yield curve” is a graph of interest rates for different time periods. It’s not clear what “margin” refers to in this context, but most likely “Net interest margin”, which is the difference between the interest banks pay for deposits and what they charge for loans. But I don’t see that the terms have much to do with one another. I’ve looked online to see if there’s any commentary on what’s being talked about, and haven’t succeeded.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:49:36am

re: #130 Chrysicat

If you want 100% proof that these people don’t read the Bible, watch them pray in public.

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Ming5000  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:50:15am

I played around with the FEC contributions data and looked up my village. (pop about 1100)
I was hoping against odds that there were no MAGAs. Whelp there are a few, and a few close to me. At least I know who they are now.

I just searched 2019. By now if you still support MAGA you are a racist, an economic/tax idiot, a nihilist…. etc.

fec.gov

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:52:06am

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

i literally lol’d

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:52:46am
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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:53:11am

re: #130 Chrysicat

I mentioned this yesterday, but I’ll repeat both parts: looks like these folks are really working up towards mandatory public prayer for whites.
Interesting, then, what their almost-universal attitude toward those folks who CURRENTLY are most visible with public prayer, is.

obviously - “that’s not praying” /s

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:54:49am

re: #134 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

FWIW, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been married since July 7,1946, when Donald Trump was 3 weeks old.

so likely he’s not their kid /s

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:55:18am

There’s always a goddamned tweet. Always.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:55:55am

re: #136 Chrysicat

Also, as I was raised on the fringes of the Affirming Methodist community, I’d disappoint you anyway as we’re as allowed to pray sitting as kneeling, Pence, you massive walking shit (well, except for post-Communion prayer at the rail—THAT’S still kneeling, and I guess bedtime prayer has it as the preferred position. But post-Offertory prayer, grace, those sorts of things we can do seated).

god cant (or wont) hear if you’re not supplicating?

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Teddy's Person  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:56:54am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Monica is a cool person. Went through shit but has her sense of humor intact.

She impresses me. John Oliver had a great interview with her a couple of months ago.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 7:59:46am

re: #141 jaunte

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Your Dad literally offered to pay the bills of people his supporters roughed up at rallies. Fuck off Jr.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:00:46am

Texas to loosen firearm laws, allowing guns in churches and on school grounds

A series of new firearm laws will go into effect in Texas next month — further loosening gun restrictions in a state that’s had four of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.

The laws — passed before a gunman massacred 22 people and injured dozens in El Paso last weekend — will make it easier to have guns in a state with some of the most lax weapons restrictions in the nation.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:01:08am

re: #146 Teddy’s Person

She impresses me. John Oliver had a great interview with her a couple of months ago.

I saw the same. She just seems even keeled. I’m glad she didn’t let herself get used to attack Hillary to benefit Trump. She obviously has no use for Bill himself and I don’t blame her.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:01:20am

re: #148 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Texas to loosen firearm laws, allowing guns in churches and on school grounds

Offs.

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:05:15am

More tweets to Pence from Rabbi Ruttenberg:

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:10:37am

re: #141 jaunte

Donald Trump Jr compares the list Joaquin Castro released of public info about who has donated to Trump with a mass shooter’s kill list.

“That list sort of screams like the Dayton, Ohio, shooter’s list, right? … it’s pretty scary.”

stupid doesnt begin to describe this thinking
even just as PR / spin it’s idiotic and counterproductive

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:11:26am

re: #151 jaunte

They gloss over the Old Testament. They ignore the love thy neighbor stuff from the New, and focus on how can we fuck over minorities and women with cherry picked content that preserves white hegemony/misogyny. Same as always.

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:11:53am

re: #145 DangerMan

god cant (or wont) hear if you’re not supplicating?

Jews pray standing up and davening.

We kneel to no one, not even God. In fact, we’ve been known to get up in his face and tell him he’s WRONG!! in some of his pronouncements, and at least 4 times in scripture his response to such confrontations was “oh yeah, you’ve got a point. Okay, I’ll change my mind about that.”

Thousands Of Jewish Children Davening Mincha

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:11:53am

re: #152 DangerMan

stupid doesnt begin to describe this thinking
even just as PR / spin it’s idiotic and counterproductive

Remember when FNC promoted the people who vowed to fire their employees who voted for Obama. FNC should be shut down. It’s Hutu Radio.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:11:55am
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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:13:13am

re: #147 HappyWarrior

Your Dad literally offered to pay the bills of people his supporters roughed up at rallies. Fuck off Jr.

and you know in the end he wouldnt have parted with the actual $

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:14:38am

re: #157 DangerMan

and you know in the end he wouldnt have parted with the actual $

Yeah he would have stolen it.

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Citizen K  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:15:32am

It’s really, really, really fucking depressing how effortless Trump and the GOP have the media slavishly repeating every single frame they have to offer, even when the Dems and activists have been as united on an issue as possible outside of…ugh….Biden and Bernie’s ridiculous own goals.

The fucking blind seems utterly impenetrable and unbeatable.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:16:32am

re: #159 Citizen K

It’s really, really, really fucking depressing how effortless Trump and the GOP have the media slavishly repeating every single frame they have to offer, even when the Dems and activists have been as united on an issue as possible outside of…ugh….Biden and Bernie’s ridiculous own goals.

The fucking blind seems utterly impenetrable and unbeatable.

In order to stay in power, conservatives will actually sacrifice family members.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:17:50am

John Cole is growing sunflower trees: balloon-juice.com.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:22:45am

Wake up check the news and see how Trump continues Pete Wilson’s legacy of killing the GOP in California.

Orange County, long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue.

The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans, according to statistics released early Wednesday morning by the county Registrar of Voters. And the number of voters not aligned with a political party has surged in recent years, and now tops 440,770, or 27.4% of the county’s voters.

Democratic leaders attributed the shift to changing demographics, aggressive recruitment efforts and President Trump.

“Trump’s toxic rhetoric and exclusionary policies alienate women, millennials, suburban voters, immigrants and people of color — critical components of the electorate in Orange County,” said Katerina Ioannides, chairwoman of the Orange County Young Democrats, which conducted voter registration drives aimed at young voters, one of several groups that worked to increase party registration. “The Republican Party’s platform no longer resonates in a rapidly diversifying, increasingly college-educated Orange County.”

ktla.com

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:23:19am

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

You have got to give Monica credit for having an amazing sense of humor.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:25:21am
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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:26:35am

newsweek.com

Among registered voters in Texas, the survey found that 49 percent would vote for O’Rourke in next year’s general election while only 38 percent would choose Trump.

This unusual advantage for a Democrat in Texas is owed to O’Rourke’s support in the poll among independents, who break for him by wide margins over Trump.

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:29:09am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:29:18am

re: #162 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wake up check the news and see how Trump continues Pete Wilson’s legacy of killing the GOP in California.

Orange County, long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue.

The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans, according to statistics released early Wednesday morning by the county Registrar of Voters. And the number of voters not aligned with a political party has surged in recent years, and now tops 440,770, or 27.4% of the county’s voters.

Democratic leaders attributed the shift to changing demographics, aggressive recruitment efforts and President Trump.

“Trump’s toxic rhetoric and exclusionary policies alienate women, millennials, suburban voters, immigrants and people of color — critical components of the electorate in Orange County,” said Katerina Ioannides, chairwoman of the Orange County Young Democrats, which conducted voter registration drives aimed at young voters, one of several groups that worked to increase party registration. “The Republican Party’s platform no longer resonates in a rapidly diversifying, increasingly college-educated Orange County.”

ktla.com

Meanwhile my grandparents home county is redder than a bull’s ass after having rejected both Nixon and Mondale. OC is bigger I know and the future but for sentimental reasons seeing Cambria go bright red makes me sad. I don’t blame the Dems obviously but seeing the county where most of my family started our American journey embrace this saddens me.

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:29:36am

re: #107 GlutenFreeJesus

They’re baaaaack.

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They sound great. No doubt the new album will be worth the wait.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:29:50am

re: #166 jaunte

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Yep he’s in Charlottesville mode.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:30:19am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

Meanwhile my grandparents home county is redder than a bull’s ass after having rejected both Nixon and Mondale. OC is bigger I know and the future but for sentimental reasons seeing Cambria go bright red makes me sad. I don’t blame the Dems obviously but seeing the county where most of my family started our American journey embrace this saddens me.

Happy Beaver County is the same way but I was glad to see in 2018 that Bob Casey and Tom Wolf carried it barely…

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Citizen K  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:31:25am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

Meanwhile my grandparents home county is redder than a bull’s ass after having rejected both Nixon and Mondale. OC is bigger I know and the future but for sentimental reasons seeing Cambria go bright red makes me sad. I don’t blame the Dems obviously but seeing the county where most of my family started our American journey embrace this saddens me.

re: #170 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy Beaver County is the same way but I was glad to see in 2018 that Bob Casey and Tom Wolf carried it barely…

I don’t live there anymore, but I feel this way about the entirety of West Virginia, having only gotten redder and redder with every election since W.

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:32:57am

Not at all terrifying.

Report warns of possible mass casualties from automotive cyberattacks

Warnings about connected vehicle vulnerabilities have been a steady drumbeat for years. Now a consumer-advocacy group is putting it in starker terms, suggesting a mass cyberattack against such vehicles could lead to Sept. 11-level casualties.

California-based Consumer Watchdog has issued a 49-page report that paints the dire picture and urges automakers to install 50-cent “kill switches” to allow vehicles to be disconnected from the Internet. The report highlights numerous widely reported instances of remote vehicle hacking, such as a 2015 demonstration involving a Jeep Cherokee left crawling along a St. Louis-area freeway.

“Millions of cars on the internet running the same software means a single exploit can affect millions of vehicles simultaneously. A hacker with only modest resources could launch a massive attack against our automotive infrastructure, potentially causing thousands of fatalities and disrupting our most critical form of transportation,” the group warns.

The report highlights what it describes as the key security flaw in connected vehicles, noting that the potential vulnerability is growing because of the increasing number of such vehicles on the roads.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:33:04am

re: #171 Citizen K

I don’t live there anymore, but I feel this way about the entirety of West Virginia, having only gotten redder and redder with every election since W.

Beaver County borders on West Virginia. Used to be hard core Democratic but when the mils died in 1984 and the Religious Right moved in it got red real fast…

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BlueGrl21  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:33:23am

re: #154 sagehen

Jews pray standing up and davening.

We kneel to no one, not even God. In fact, we’ve been known to get up in his face and tell him he’s WRONG!! in some of his pronouncements, and at least 4 times in scripture his response to such confrontations was “oh yeah, you’ve got a point. Okay, I’ll change my mind about that.”

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More traditional Episcopalians do the kneeling aerobics…that’s me. Others stand, or sit in the pews, or do the “half-kneel,” butt on the seat, knees on the kneeler.

Not a lot of uniformity unless we are at a traditional Rite One high church service. They kneel in their pearls, damn it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:33:36am

re: #130 Chrysicat

Mr. Pence recounted the criticism of his wife Karen earlier this year when she returned to a part-time position reaching art at Immanuel Christian School, in Northern Virginia, which discourages gay teachers or students.

Just how do they “discourage” gays? I had read that the school “excluded” LGBT students and staff.

a bit of a difference there…

or is this our press afraid of being too critical of obvious discrimination?

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sagehen  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:35:41am

re: #162 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wake up check the news and see how Trump continues Pete Wilson’s legacy of killing the GOP in California.

Orange County, long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue.

ktla.com

Does that mean John Wayne Int’l Airport can have its name changed to Cesar Chavez Int’l Airport?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:36:15am

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:37:06am

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:38:19am

re: #170 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy Beaver County is the same way but I was glad to see in 2018 that Bob Casey and Tom Wolf carried it barely…

I know. It’s not a big deal in the long run. The west is the future but man I hate it for the reasons I said.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:39:02am

re: #171 Citizen K

I don’t live there anymore, but I feel this way about the entirety of West Virginia, having only gotten redder and redder with every election since W.

Yes I live near the W.V. border. It even went for Dukakis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:39:50am

re: #178 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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rubbing always helps and oil helps the rubbing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:40:56am

Ah Talking Points Memo found a video clip of the $6 million dollar palace that the Tiny Penis Club wants to buy for Wayne La Pierre.

Love that tacky elevator music loop the clip uses…

Doesn’t show the torture chamber in the basement…

talkingpointsmemo.com

1112 Post Oak Place, Westlake, TX 76262

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plansbandc  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:41:38am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:41:53am

re: #173 Joe Bacon 🌹

Beaver County borders on West Virginia. Used to be hard core Democratic but when the mils died in 1984 and the Religious Right moved in it got red real fast…

Cambria went GOP much later. I think Bush carried it in 2004 and it’s been redder since. Funnily that was the first election none of my family lived there. My Grand Aunt and Uncle died in 2001. Grandmas still got cousins there tho and Grabdpas got a niece. And I’ve got tons of distant cousins too on my Dad’s side too.

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:42:33am

re: #182 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah Talking Points Memo found a video clip of the $6 million dollar palace that the Tiny Penis Club wants to buy for Wayne La Pierre.

Love that tacky elevator music loop the clip uses…

Doesn’t show the torture chamber in the basement…

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Fucking blood money. (spit)

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:42:44am

Three days in a row, Kellywise has been sent to Faux to cover for her boss. And three days in a row, she’s made a total ass of herself. If you look hard enough, you might begin to notice a pattern…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:42:52am

And here’s the private gated golf club that tossed into Wayne’s Dream House Package!

Vaquero Club Golf Course, Aerial View (front 9) 4k

I’m sure Trump will be playing there with his fellow Tiny Penis Pal!

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jaunte  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:43:44am

Evan Hurst on the Joaquin Castro kerfuffle:

“…WHAT THIS IS: Not only public information but a public service. Joaquin Castro is Hispanic. San Antonio is majority Hispanic. The city of El Paso just experienced a white supremacist terrorist massacre of Hispanic people. Naming and shaming San Antonio people who have paid the maximum legal allegiance to the fucking patron saint of that massacre, whose words inspired the very manifesto the murderer wrote? It’s not a fucking hit list. It’s a message to people of San Antonio and everywhere else that, in the year 2019, these donors are people you might not be safe around. You might not be safe doing business with them. They might look the other way if they see you being abused or falling victim to crime in front of them. They might not protect you as fellow citizens and human beings. They might call ICE on your tia.

So, you know, maybe don’t go to their restaurant. “

wonkette.com

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:43:58am

re: #186 Targetpractice

Three days in a row, Kellywise has been sent to Faux to cover for her boss. And three days in a row, she’s made a total ass of herself. If you look hard enough, you might begin to notice a pattern…

KellyAnne is Trump’s dementia made flesh.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:44:02am

re: #176 sagehen

Does that mean John Wayne Int’l Airport can have its name changed to Cesar Chavez Int’l Airport?

One was a real hero. The other is used as a meme to mock my generation by old assholes.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:45:02am

re: #182 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah Talking Points Memo found a video clip of the $6 million dollar palace that the Tiny Penis Club wants to buy for Wayne La Pierre.

Love that tacky elevator music loop the clip uses…

Doesn’t show the torture chamber in the basement…

talkingpointsmemo.com

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yessiree, your dues put to good use!

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:46:25am

re: #176 sagehen

Does that mean John Wayne Int’l Airport can have its name changed to Cesar Chavez Int’l Airport?

They should change it to the Marion Morrison International Airport.

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calochortus  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:46:28am

re: #182 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah Talking Points Memo found a video clip of the $6 million dollar palace that the Tiny Penis Club wants to buy for Wayne La Pierre.

Love that tacky elevator music loop the clip uses…

Doesn’t show the torture chamber in the basement…

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Video

At least when the river floods it can sweep the tacky decor away.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:47:35am

re: #141 jaunte

I remember a certain VP hopeful a few years ago (2010) who posted a map with crosshairs… oh, sorry… SURVEY MARKERS… and mentioning things such as “aim”, and “salvo”, along with names of targets… sorry, politicians. And then one of them was shot in the fucking head.

voices.washingtonpost.com

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Chrysicat  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:48:02am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

Meanwhile my grandparents home county is redder than a bull’s ass after having rejected both Nixon and Mondale. OC is bigger I know and the future but for sentimental reasons seeing Cambria go bright red makes me sad. I don’t blame the Dems obviously but seeing the county where most of my family started our American journey embrace this saddens me.

You would think that since it was Republicans that got Johnstown flooded the first time, they might still despise them even after 140 years. Oh, well.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:49:58am

re: #195 Chrysicat

You would think that since it was Republicans that got Johnstown flooded the first time, they might still despise them even after 140 years. Oh, well.

Like the rest of Red America they done got Jesus.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:50:47am

re: #192 Belafon

They should change it to the Marion Morrison International Airport.

How about the Marilyn Manson International Airport?

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:51:58am

re: #194 GlutenFreeJesus

I remember a certain VP hopeful a few years ago (2010) who posted a map with crosshairs… oh, sorry… SURVEY MARKERS… and mentioning things such as “aim”, and “salvo”, along with names of targets… sorry, politicians. And then one of them was shot in the fucking head.

voices.washingtonpost.com

Ayep, and I remember how the media rode to her rescue immediately after one of those politicians was shot in broad daylight, screaming “BSAB” for “violent rhetoric” and that Dems bore every bit of blame for the shooting as Repubs. Many of those who pushed this horseshit now being the “NeverTrumpers” who now wonder how somebody like Donny could have ever gotten elected…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:52:08am

BAND-MAID dropped a new video today:

BAND-MAID / endless Story

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:52:15am

re: #189 Belafon

KellyAnne is Trump’s STD induced dementia made flesh.

FIFY

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:53:31am

re: #195 Chrysicat

You would think that since it was Republicans that got Johnstown flooded the first time, they might still despise them even after 140 years. Oh, well.

Yeah my Great Nana’s aunt survived that. My moms parents and their families the 1936.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:54:34am

re: #196 Joe Bacon 🌹

Like the rest of Red America they done got Jesus.

They always were religious. They just got Supply Side Jesus rather than the teachings my grandparents got raised on.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:55:14am

2010, y’all.

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calochortus  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:55:19am

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

How about the Marilyn Manson International Airport?

How ‘bout they quit name stuff after people.
It has always been my dream to become fabulously wealthy so I can endow a building somewhere that shall be known in perpetuity as “The (insert college name here) Library” or gym, or med center or something, mentioning only its geographical location.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:58:11am

re: #204 calochortus

How ‘bout they quit name stuff after people.
It has always been my dream to become fabulously wealthy so I can endow a building somewhere that shall be known in perpetuity as “The (insert college name here) Library” or gym, or med center or something, mentioning only its geographical location.

Like Denali vs McKinley. The former is a better name. But geographical locations are named for people too.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:58:42am

re: #194 GlutenFreeJesus

I remember a certain VP hopeful a few years ago (2010) who posted a map with crosshairs… oh, sorry… SURVEY MARKERS… and mentioning things such as “aim”, and “salvo”, along with names of targets… sorry, politicians. And then one of them was shot in the fucking head.

voices.washingtonpost.com

That was different.//

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calochortus  Aug 7, 2019 • 8:59:19am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

Like Denali vs McKinley. The former is a better name. But geographical locations are named for people too.

Life isn’t perfect ;) And I don’t have the requisite bazillion dollars anyway.

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:00:58am

re: #193 calochortus

At least when the river floods it can sweep the tacky decor away.

explain the tax exempt purpose to this

- nra headquarters in virginia - ostensibly to lobby congress - you know in washington
- this is DFW texas
- and $6m

gee i wonder who wants to live there and why?

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DangerMan  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:02:18am

re: #194 GlutenFreeJesus

I remember a certain VP hopeful a few years ago (2010) who posted a map with crosshairs… oh, sorry… SURVEY MARKERS… and mentioning things such as “aim”, and “salvo”, along with names of targets… sorry, politicians. And then one of them was shot in the fucking head.

voices.washingtonpost.com

i just read that her defamation lawsuit against the NYT w/r/t to that incident was reversed on appeal and can go ahead

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calochortus  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:03:50am

re: #208 DangerMan

explain the tax exempt purpose to this

- nra headquarters in virginia - ostensibly to lobby congress - you know in washington
- this is DFW texas
- and $6m

gee i wonder who wants to live there and why?

Don’t question the actions of your betters!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:05:17am

re: #207 calochortus

Life isn’t perfect ;) And I don’t have the requisite bazillion dollars anyway.

One thing is for sure, some things sound better in another language. El Paso for instance.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:05:36am

re: #209 DangerMan

i just read that her defamation lawsuit against the NYT w/r/t to that incident was reversed on appeal and can go ahead

Discovery will be fun.

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calochortus  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:08:00am

Sadly, since I don’t have a bazillion dollars and hence no domestic help, I need to get some housework done.
BBL

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:10:00am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

Discovery will be fun.

I enjoyed it, one of my favorite Star Trek follow-up series so far…

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:12:20am

So, yesterday I put some steaks in a teriyaki marinade…I was going to take a nap and then cook them.

I slept all day.

Then I had to go to work.

The cooking was not done until just now.

About a whole day in teriyaki marinade.

nomnomnom

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:12:40am

IF WE DONT LIKE IT, IT’S SOCIALISM!!!11!!!1

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:17:18am

re: #216 MsJ

IF WE DONT LIKE IT, IT’S SOCIALISM!!!11!!!1

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:17:38am

re: #216 MsJ

IF WE DONT LIKE IT, IT’S SOCIALISM!!!11!!!1

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Is that why Biden is the front runner? Also your party is literally fascist now.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:20:26am

So, I’m seriously digging this. Enjoy.

NINA - Sleepwalking (Full Album)

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makeitstop  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:21:13am

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

How about the Marilyn Manson International Airport?

How about the Toni Morrison International Airport?

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plansbandc  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:23:45am

re: #219 Dr Lizardo

Tangerine Dreamy.

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:27:49am

re: #216 MsJ

IF WE DONT LIKE IT, IT’S SOCIALISM!!!11!!!1

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“If you value freedom and liberty…”

So long as you’re a white, male, heterosexual evangelical. All others need not apply.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:29:21am

Joaquin Castro getting blowback for publicly releasing publicly released information has to be a whole new level of stupid.

Come the fuck on.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:30:59am

re: #216 MsJ

Democrats are making it clear that there’s no room in their party if you don’t embrace socialism. If you value liberty and freedom please know that you are more than welcome in the Republican Party.

You mean like government payments to farmers negatively impacted by government trade policy?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:31:26am

re: #221 plansbandc

Tangerine Dreamy.

Yeah. Great ’80s New Wave vibe to it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:31:50am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

Joaquin Castro getting blowback for publicly releasing publicly released information has to be a whole new level of stupid.

Come the fuck on.

Remember people getting in trouble for publishing plans for weapons that were available in any public library?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:31:58am

re: #184 HappyWarrior

Cambria went GOP much later. I think Bush carried it in 2004 and it’s been redder since. Funnily that was the first election none of my family lived there. My Grand Aunt and Uncle died in 2001. Grandmas still got cousins there tho and Grabdpas got a niece. And I’ve got tons of distant cousins too on my Dad’s side too.

My farther’s side of the family is from Cambria County as well.

Not sure what the local economy is based on anymore with the major reduction in the steel industry (Johnstown) and the associated coal production in the surrounding area. If I recall correctly the county demographics is that it’s one of those 95% white areas and if there is any minority concentration it’s probably around Johnstown.

That the area is going redder is an indication that their history regarding how the know nothings treated the immigrants there has been forgotten. Which is unfortunate.

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Ming5000  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:32:39am

re: #223 Eclectic Cyborg

Joaquin Castro getting blowback for publicly releasing publicly released information has to be a whole new level of stupid.

Come the fuck on.

Finally, this time the GOP tears are being mostly ignored, and appeasers are being called out.

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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:36:04am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember people getting in trouble for publishing plans for weapons that were available in any public library?

Hell, I remember when word got out that among the things that the newly-created DHS would be allowed to look at under the Patriot Act was what books you’d checked out from the library. And how, like so many other such items that came up after the initial spike of shock and outrage died down from 9/11, the wingnuts made the same excuse over and over again: “If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve no reason to be afraid.”

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:37:08am

There is absolutely zero introspection at the NYT

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:38:12am

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

There is absolutely zero introspection at the NYT

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It’s become such a rag.

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gocart mozart  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:39:16am
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Targetpractice  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:42:49am

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

There is absolutely zero introspection at the NYT

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There are times it’s hard to believe that this was the same paper that publicly apologized for getting the reporting on Iraq so badly wrong. The paper that decided that to avoid needing to issue such an apology in the future…they’d fire their Public Editor and return to the policy that reporters and editors do not answer to their readers. A policy that has done wonders…for their competitors.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:47:17am

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

There is absolutely zero introspection at the NYT

The NYT wants to be friends with the powerful.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:47:38am

re: #227 Feline Fearless Leader

My farther’s side of the family is from Cambria County as well.

Not sure what the local economy is based on anymore with the major reduction in the steel industry (Johnstown) and the associated coal production in the surrounding area. If I recall correctly the county demographics is that it’s one of those 95% white areas and if there is any minority concentration it’s probably around Johnstown.

That the area is going redder is an indication that their history regarding how the know nothings treated the immigrants there has been forgotten. Which is unfortunate.

Exactly my thoughts. And yeah I didn’t see any PoC when I visited a few years back.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:48:26am

re: #233 Targetpractice

There are times it’s hard to believe that this was the same paper that publicly apologized for getting the reporting on Iraq so badly wrong. The paper that decided that to avoid needing to issue such an apology in the future…they’d fire their Public Editor and return to the policy that reporters and editors do not answer to their readers. A policy that has done wonders…for their competitors.

That was too little and too late for thousands of families.

The Screw York Times is too busy lying for the Republican Party to be a credible source of news.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:53:17am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:53:19am

google.com

Long article but I’m sure it’s something those of you with Trumper siblings, parents, or in laws can relate to.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:53:43am

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You’re fucking Jewish, dipshit.

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Citizen K  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:54:58am

re: #236 Joe Bacon 🌹

That was too little and too late for thousands of families.

The Screw York Times is too busy lying for the Republican Party to be a credible source of news.

It’s a shame because there’s good people at the paper. Charles Blow, Paul Krugman, Sopan Deb, Jamelle Bouie, etc. It’s just that…holy shit, the editorial culture is toxic, insular, and oblivious at best, complicit at worst.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:54:58am

re: #233 Targetpractice

There are times it’s hard to believe that this was the same paper that publicly apologized for getting the reporting on Iraq so badly wrong. The paper that decided that to avoid needing to issue such an apology in the future…they’d fire their Public Editor and return to the policy that reporters and editors do not answer to their readers. A policy that has done wonders…for their competitors.

They only apologised after Judith Miller was exposed and hundreds of thousands of deaths were laid at their feet. They didn’t grow a conscious.

They have not yet apologised for endorsing Herr Hitler.

They condemned comparisons of apartheid in South Africa with treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories back in 2017.

They endlessly attacked without basis the Clinton Foundation. Oh, and her E-mails.

The NYT has always been like this, and I’m amazed so many didn’t see it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:55:21am

I’m glad Savage is being honest but then he’ll do the Dems are the real Nazis and KKK bs.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:56:18am

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Put Mikey Weiner in the same basket with Dennis Prager, Steven Miller and Benjyboy. All of them hard core racists.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:56:18am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:58:19am

re: #244 Charles Johnson

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They should talk to Pence about Chicago. Most of the guns purchased in Chicago came from his state but they won’t.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:58:21am

re: #244 Charles Johnson

And we’re not overlooking the shootings in Chicago.

We want all these shootings to stop, no matter where they are.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:58:24am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

You’re fucking Jewish, dipshit.

The devious part of me thinks that someone should start telling people that Savage is trying to make the country safe for Jews to take over.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2019 • 9:59:10am

re: #247 Belafon

The devious part of me thinks that someone should start telling people that Savage is trying to make the country safe for Jews to take over.

That’s a really, really bad idea.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:00:01am

re: #244 Charles Johnson

And every bit as stupid. “You know what would make Chicago safter? Less guns.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:00:25am

re: #243 Joe Bacon 🌹

Put Mikey Weiner in the same basket with Dennis Prager, Steven Miller and Benjyboy. All of them hard core racists.

Joe or any Jewish lizard, is there a good word for these guys? Yiddish is great at words like this. Schmuck comes to mind as one in everyday use.

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KGxvi  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:00:33am

In the story of the continuing decline of the California Republican Party, this may be a harbinger of the end:

The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans, according to statistics released early Wednesday morning by the county Registrar of Voters. And the number of voters not aligned with a political party has surged in recent years, and now tops 440,770, or 27.4% of the county’s voters.

Granted, many of those independents may still vote for a Republican, but the national GOP has used Orange County as a fundraising hub for the last couple of decades while writing off the statewide races. This likely means they’re going to have a harder time fundraising there

Link

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:01:00am

re: #247 Belafon

The devious part of me thinks that someone should start telling people that Savage is trying to make the country safe for Jews to take over.

Don’t do it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:01:08am

re: #248 The Pie Overlord!

That’s a really, really bad idea.

Agreed.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:01:22am

re: #248 The Pie Overlord!

That’s a really, really bad idea.

Oh, it is, and I would never do it. It’s just obvious that people like him never think they’re going to be targets.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:01:52am

re: #247 Belafon

The devious part of me thinks that someone should start telling people that Savage is trying to make the country safe for Jews to take over.

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:04:59am

re: #251 KGxvi

In the story of the continuing decline of the California Republican Party, this may be a harbinger of the end:

Granted, many of those independents may still vote for a Republican, but the national GOP has used Orange County as a fundraising hub for the last couple of decades while writing off the statewide races. This likely means they’re going to have a harder time fundraising there

Link

Like here in Va, their wounds are self inflicted. They just had to go the xenophobic douche route. Though as you would know, this isn’t our grandparents OC.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:06:22am
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sagehen  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:06:41am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

Joe or any Jewish lizard, is there a good word for these guys? Yiddish is great at words like this. Schmuck comes to mind as one in everyday use.

Shande.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:06:43am

re: #254 Belafon

Oh, it is, and I would never do it. It’s just obvious that people like him never think they’re going to be targets.

As I posted above. Racists like Weiner, Miller, Prager and Benjyboy are deluded enough to think that they are not on Richard Spencer’s elimination list.

But they are the first ones Spencer and his Proud Boy Nazi animals will gladly take out.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:07:03am

re: #258 sagehen

Shande.

Thanks

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:08:47am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

Joe or any Jewish lizard, is there a good word for these guys? Yiddish is great at words like this. Schmuck comes to mind as one in everyday use.

They deserve no word.

They deserve to be shunned by everyone for the rest of their lives.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:09:08am

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We need those White Supremacists to win.”

Such great morality very virtue.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:09:33am

re: #261 Joe Bacon 🌹

They deserve no word.

They deserve to be shunned by everyone for the rest of their lives.

True. I’ve always really loathed Savage for remarks he made about Autistic kids. Scumbag.

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Sea Mexican  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:10:12am

Hey y’all! You’re all invited to PR’s governor reveal party at 1pm EST.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:11:01am

re: #264 Sea Mexican

Hey y’all! You’re all invited to PR’s governor reveal party at 1pm EST.

Will it be corrupt or not corrupt? We’ll know soon.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:13:01am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:14:05am

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

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Your Radical Republicans in action:

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee is facing accusations of anti-Semitism for a fundraising letter that claims Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer and George Soros “bought” control of Congress for Democrats.

News of the letter signed by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) comes months after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made a similar claim in a now-deleted tweet.

According to an American Jewish World report last week, the letter appears to have been sent in March. It states that “the news of impactful, real progress on turning our nation around was undercut by biased media and hundreds of millions of dollars of anti-Republican propaganda put out by liberal special interests, funded by deep-pocketed far-left billionaires George Soros, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg.”

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, called on Emmer to retract and apologize for the letter. “This week, we have witnessed the devastating consequences of propagating hate targeting any minority group,” Soifer said, in a reference to the mass shooting in El Paso over the weekend. “Unlike the Republican Jewish Coalition, we have been willing to call out anti-Semitism wherever it may occur, including on our side of the aisle. We call on the Republican Jewish Coalition and Republican leadership to do the same thing.”

washingtonpost.com

Hint to Halie—Not one RepubliKKKlan will rebuke the contents of Emmer’s message.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:14:30am

re: #266 Charles Johnson

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Lazy assholes and no it’s not. And you know what, Trump donors should be scared. Because they’ve enabled evil.

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MsJ  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:15:19am

re: #234 Belafon

The NYT wants to be friends with the powerful.

Access “journalism” at its worst.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:15:20am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:15:20am

Joaquin is going to be Trumps next target.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:15:36am

re: #270 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Ever look in the mirror?

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stpaulbear  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:16:19am

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

Emmer is the rep that replaced Michele Bachmann. He’s easily as awful as she was. I’m glad he’s gotten caught putting his foot into his mouth.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:16:49am

Fucking white people acting like white supremacy is overblown. You’re not the targets A and fucking Tucker echoes David goddamn Duke nightly.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:17:24am

re: #270 DodgerFan1988

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Note all the MAGATS posting support for Chuck’s bullshit Tweet.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:18:46am

re: #275 Joe Bacon 🌹

Note all the MAGATS posting support for Chuck’s bullshit Tweet.

And yet they insist liberals are the real white supremacists. Idiots.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:19:54am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

Joe or any Jewish lizard, is there a good word for these guys? Yiddish is great at words like this. Schmuck comes to mind as one in everyday use.

ולמלשנים אל תהי תקוה!
And unto the malshinim (those who slander other Jews to our enemies) there shall be no hope! — 18 Blessings Prayer, recited 3 times a day.

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gwangung  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:20:07am

re: #276 HappyWarrior

And yet they insist liberals are the real white supremacists. Idiots.

So how come all the people of color are on one side and the “I Don’t See Any White Supremacy” folks on the other—-looking mighty pale?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:20:20am

re: #277 The Pie Overlord!

ולמלשנים אל תהי תקוה!
And unto the malshinim (those who slander other Jews to our enemies) there shall be no hope! — 18 Blessings Prayer, recited 3 times a day.

Thanks

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Charles Johnson  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:20:35am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:20:47am

At the top of Infowars (no link, but you can look at it if you wish by this headline)

The Republicans Are Coming to Take Your Guns

There is no getting around the fact we’re getting the exact opposite of what we voted for

Well, good. Sit the next election out then. Or maybe vote for Democrats, who actually aren’t coming for your guns, just trying to get sane safety laws in place.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:20:48am

re: #270 DodgerFan1988

Time to send Chuck the picture of all of those people whose biggest accomplishment is they can raise the confederat battle flag without it being upside down. The picture of those whose only accomplishment is being white.

And yes, I have met white supremacists.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:21:13am

re: #278 gwangung

So how come all the people of color are on one side and the “I Don’t See Any White Supremacy” folks on the other—-looking mighty pale?

Well because they’re too stupid to get off the Dem plantation //which is a racist thing to say in itself.

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Citizen K  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:21:23am

We’ve already gone over the issues with the Times. But if this is any sort of close, then I feel like we’re already horrifically broken as a country and may never come back.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:21:27am

Tell me it’s not a cult.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:21:33am

re: #280 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Jesus.

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b.d.  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:22:36am

re: #266 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

LOl, “that guy is as dangerous as Trump so he needs to drop out” written as a defense of the POTUS?

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:22:47am

re: #284 Citizen K

We’ve already gone over the issues with the Times. But if this is any sort of close, then I feel like we’re already horrifically broken as a country and may never come back.

Nate’s statements contradict both the turnout in 2018, and the polls we’re seeing now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:23:11am

The so-called “prophet” Mark Taylor continues to make an asshole of himself and he proves that he has a very very thin skin!

Utah Outcasts take that fake psychotic ass down again. Yes, it’s NSFW but X and Kyle rip him apart!

Mark Taylor Warns Everyone To Be Nice on Social Media OR ELSE

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:23:25am

re: #282 Belafon

Time to send Chuck the picture of all of those people whose biggest accomplishment is they can raise the confederat battle flag without it being upside down. The picture of those whose only accomplishment is being white.

And yes, I have met white supremacists.

“Without it being upside down” lol.

Chuck doesn’t get out much, does he? Or maybe he’s even too much of a douchecanoe for David Duke or James Woods to invite him over for dinner.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:23:28am

re: #278 gwangung

So how come all the people of color are on one side and the “I Don’t See Any White Supremacy” folks on the other—-looking mighty pale?

A former friend of mine once told me: “I’m not a racist. I just understand and respect there’s a natural order to things.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:23:59am

I was digging in my Photoshop files and I found this alternative “Confederate Flag” I made with Hello Kitty.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:24:20am

re: #291 Eclectic Cyborg

A former friend of mine once told me: “I’m not a racist. I just understand and respect there’s a natural order to things.”

Few racists admit they’re racists let alone supremacists.

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Skip Intro  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:24:56am

re: #290 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“Without it being upside down” lol.

Chuck doesn’t get out much, does he? Or maybe he’s even too much of a douchecanoe for David Duke or James Woods to invite him over for dinner.

He would reject your claim that David Duke is a white supremicist.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:26:53am

re: #292 The Pie Overlord!

I was digging in my Photoshop files and I found this alternative “Confederate Flag” I made with Hello Kitty.

[Embedded content]

Participation Trophy
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:28:37am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:28:41am

re: #294 Skip Intro

He would reject your claim that David Duke is a white supremicist.

Faith requires the rejection of facts, and conservatism is a religion.

Jesus Saves
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:30:38am

re: #297 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Faith requires the rejection of facts, and conservatism is a religion.

[Embedded content]

Where’s Chuck in that picture?

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:32:35am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:32:37am

re: #298 Joe Bacon 🌹

Where’s Chuck in that picture?

He’s in white.//

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b.d.  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:32:46am

re: #298 Joe Bacon 🌹

Where’s Chuck in that picture?

Woolery or Johnson?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:33:23am

re: #299 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Yeah that’s not going to be any comfort. God I hate when he pulls the fake piety bs.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:35:15am

re: #289 Joe Bacon 🌹

The so-called “prophet” Mark Taylor continues to make an asshole of himself and he proves that he has a very very thin skin!

Utah Outcasts take that fake psychotic ass down again. Yes, it’s NSFW but X and Kyle rip him apart!

That’s one of the problems of on-line radicalisation though.

Mark Taylor might not have a whole lot of followers on YouTube, and he doesn’t have a church.

But lots and lots of people can watch his videos without being followers, share links to YouTube to others, &c.

He’s no different than the NIFB reactionaries (except they do have churches). Deplatforming works, which is why they howled so loudly when atheists combined to get them removed from YouTube for targeted harrassment of LGBT people. (That also started the Pumpkin movement when Tommy McMurty went after Mr. Atheist in his church.)

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BlueGrl21  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:35:35am

re: #270 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Yes, I have met a white supremacist. One is a border patrol agent in my orbit. One is my uncle. One is a woman who goes after my best friend (Filipina) on social media for fun. I know one, friend of a friend, who is deeply into apartheid, dude has a college degree in political science. I went to high school with several. I dated one in my youth for about a month. That’s all it took.

Better BET they’re real.

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Belafon  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:35:46am

re: #299 lawhawk

Trump knows he has to include God somewhere. He could probably say that God has improved his golf score and his followers would accept it.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:37:25am

re: #299 lawhawk

Yup. The problem of evil writ large.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:37:49am

How far Beaver County, PA has fallen…

A Republican county official in Pennsylvania has resigned after writing Facebook posts calling NFL players who protest during the national anthem “baboons” and “ignorant blacks.”

Carla Maloney, who served as secretary of the Beaver County Republican Committee, wrote in a resignation letter Friday that her posts were “distasteful, inappropriate and insensitive.

“Tired of these over paid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in. I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story,” she wrote in one post. “You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there. We are all Americans not African American not Hispanic American. WE ARE ALL AMERICAN.”

Maloney wrote in another comment, “Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid (sic) baboons. You respect your flag, country and our national anthem … Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”“

Oh I sent a link to Chuck Woolery awaiting his comment…

cbsnews.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:38:37am

re: #305 Belafon

Trump knows he has to include God somewhere. He could probably say that God has improved his golf score and his followers would accept it.

Plenty of Christians thank God for helping them find their car keys, so why not?

Same with winning the Lotto. Millions play, but this one Christian’s prayers were answered, while millions were ignored for some reason.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:39:27am

re: #307 Joe Bacon 🌹

How far Beaver County, PA has fallen…

A Republican county official in Pennsylvania has resigned after writing Facebook posts calling NFL players who protest during the national anthem “baboons” and “ignorant blacks.”

Carla Maloney, who served as secretary of the Beaver County Republican Committee, wrote in a resignation letter Friday that her posts were “distasteful, inappropriate and insensitive.

“Tired of these over paid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in. I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story,” she wrote in one post. “You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there. We are all Americans not African American not Hispanic American. WE ARE ALL AMERICAN.”

Maloney wrote in another comment, “Steelers are now just as bad as the rest of the over paid (sic) baboons. You respect your flag, country and our national anthem … Let’s see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.”“

Oh I sent a link to Chuck Woolery awaiting his comment…

cbsnews.com

He won’t consider it racist and I’m glad the Steelers lost her bigoted ass as a fan.

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stpaulbear  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:40:11am

re: #299 lawhawk

I wonder how much choice the victims had to say that they wouldn’t meet with Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:40:27am

re: #307 Joe Bacon 🌹

How far Beaver County, PA has fallen…

Oh I sent a link to Chuck Woolery awaiting his comment…

cbsnews.com

The comment you’re likely to get is a block notice. Facts must be ignored to support faith.

At least for now, they’re not killing heretics.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:40:46am

re: #310 stpaulbear

I wonder how much choice the victims had to say that they wouldn’t meet with Trump.

Somewhere between “not much” and “none”.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:41:33am

re: #311 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The comment you’re likely to get is a block notice. Facts must be ignored to support faith.

At least for now, they’re not killing heretics.

Chucky deleted it already! What a Christ-Centered Man!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:41:55am

re: #313 Joe Bacon 🌹

Chucky deleted it already! What a Christ-Centered Man!

Snowflakes Woolley.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:42:19am

re: #310 stpaulbear

I wonder how much choice the victims had to say that they wouldn’t meet with Trump.

I’m quite sure the victims were vetted in advance first so they didn’t get someone who would condemn him on television.

If I was in such a position, I’d be such a cheerleader for Trump’s advance team they’d want to put me right up front, because I speak fluent wingnut.

Get him in the room, then let ‘er rip against him.

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stpaulbear  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:44:19am

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

Somewhere between “not much” and “none”.

I think I’d have to go to the bathroom.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:45:26am

Right-wingers thrilled that the Dayton killer was apparently into both mass murder and leftwing politics so they can play their favorites games of “whatabout” and “bothsides”.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:45:38am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

The ol’ hyphenated American comment that Woodrow Wilson used in his bigotry.

She’s just upset she was caught, not that she wrote it.

And that good ol’ “go back to Africa” comment from the “I’m not a racist” crowd using that phrase for 150 years.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:46:40am

re: #318 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The ol’ hyphenated American comment that Woodrow Wilson used in his bigotry.

She’s just upset she was caught, not that she wrote it.

And that good ol’ “go back to Africa” comment from the “I’m not a racist” crowd using that phrase for 150 years.

You don’t have to convince me that she’s a bigoted asshole.

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lawhawk  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:46:49am

re: #310 stpaulbear

I don’t know.

I hope to never be in that situation (1. victim of mass shooting; and 2) be injured/grieving from death/injury of loved one in a mass shooting and have Trump try to meet with me).

I would politicize the fuck out of it. I’d call him a stochastic terrorist to his face. I’d say he’s incited right wing extremists to act on their violent fantasies, and I’d urge everyone else who has been a victim of gun violence to politicize the fuck out of it - and say I’m within my rights to do it. If not today, then for every other mass shooting and act of gun violence since the expiration of the assault weapons ban and the failure to act on gun control measures over the past 30 years. The GOP and NRA own that. They own the body count because it’s within our control to reduce gun violence. Every other country can do it.

Every state with strong gun control has low per capita gun death rates. It works. It reduces health care costs. It reduces crime. It’s common sense, and the GOP/NRA response is to suggest more guns and armed guards volunteering to stand outside every school, mall, and public space? No one is volunteering to do that and has the qualifications or skills to act in an active shooter situation. Open carry states just witnessed back to back mass shootings, and no one was deterred by guns.

Heck, the NRA president claims she needs armed police securing her home from threats, which I find somewhat comical. What kind of threats? Gun owners who are the good guys until they aren’t? Domestic terrorists who have easy access to guns thanks to the NRA? Or, is it the realization that right wing domestic terrorists have already acted on their violent fantasies urged on by Trump and wonder if some left wing analogue would do the same?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:48:25am

re: #320 lawhawk

+100 upfists.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 7, 2019 • 10:53:55am

re: #270 DodgerFan1988

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I’ve been shot at by one, so fuck you Woolery.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2019 • 11:15:03am

re: #285 Dave In Austin

Tell me it’s not a cult.

[Embedded content]

[Trumpmobile] I saw one of these in Concord, NH recently. About 50/50 “seek forgiveness from Jesus’/”Trump will save us”.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 7, 2019 • 11:18:43am

re: #304 BlueGrl21

Yes, I have met a white supremacist. One is a border patrol agent in my orbit. One is my uncle. One is a woman who goes after my best friend (Filipina) on social media for fun. I know one, friend of a friend, who is deeply into apartheid, dude has a college degree in political science. I went to high school with several. I dated one in my youth for about a month. That’s all it took.

Better BET they’re real.

A former friend from high school basically checks off all the boxes, but other friends say “but he’s married to a Puerto Rican woman….” There’s a subset of men who marry women they assume will be subservient to them, usually East Asian though.


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John Coltrane - Blue World (Visualizer)Music video by John Coltrane performing Blue World (Visualizer). © 2019 UMG Recordings, Inc. vevo.ly
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The Revivalists - Oh No (Made in Muscle Shoals) We snuck away to the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals to record this special live version of "Oh No".Stream the new version: found.ee Directed & Produced by Jay SansoneVideographer - Frank BernalVideographer - Dan Ladue Stream/Order Take Good ...
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The Nude Party - Gringo Che (Live on the Current)The Nude Party perform 'Gringo Che' from their self-titled 2018 album live in The Current studio.
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Gary Clark Jr. - Pearl Cadillac - Live at Lollapalooza 2019, Saturday August 3, 2019
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 190811Yesterday we began some backfilling. Dumping sand between the sandbags we laid last week and the pool wall. Then raking flat, and tamping down. After that we build more sandbag wall, then more sand, etc., till we get to the ...
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The Black Keys - Go [‘Let’s Rock’ Tour Rehearsals] Watch the tour rehearsal video for “Go” now ⚡ Catch the band on the "Let's Rock" Tour this Autumn. Get tickets now at theblackkeys.com 2019 TOUR DATESSep 21 | Las Vegas, NVSep 23 | Denver, CO Sep 24 | ...
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THE IMPOSTORS - Don’t Get Mad (1980) Here's a band I sometimes skipped meals to pay the cover for in the early '80's - The Impostors. Johnny Campbell, the drummer, would also sometimes work as Jo Allen and the Shapes drummer when Jo Allen (also a ...
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Elizabeth Warren Introduces Sweeping Gun Control Plan Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a sweeping gun control plan Saturday with the goal of reducing gun deaths by 80% through executive action and legislation. "You've got to start with a goal. I haven't heard anybody else talk about ...
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