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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:30:33pm

As I’ve said many times, the hinterland gentry, the local rich and semi-rich, are the heart and soul of the Republican Party. This is the reason they hate Bill Clinton so much. He is one of them, adopted son of a car dealer from Hope Arkansas, yet he has turned his back on them and opposed their interests for his entire adult life. This makes him a traitor in their eyes, and a far different kind of enemy than, say, Joe Biden, a working class guy from the remote world of east coast unions, or Kamala Harris, a coastal elitist (in their eyes) who was seemingly born to thwart their plans.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:36:03pm

There must be a revolution in this country. It must penetrate to every hamlet and suburb. This is where real oppression and injustice have their source. Washington and, indeed, the state capitals are only a reflection of what is out there, in the hinterland, where each county and ‘burb has its own structure of semi-feudal privilege.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:36:08pm

re: #1 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

As I’ve said many times, the hinterland gentry, the local rich and semi-rich, are the heart and soul of the Republican Party. This is the reason they hate Bill Clinton so much. He is one of them, adopted son of a car dealer from Hope Arkansas, yet he has turned his back on them and opposed their interests for his entire adult life. This makes him a traitor in their eyes, and a far different kind of enemy than, say, Joe Biden, a working class guy from the remote world of east coast unions, or Kamala Harris, a coastal elitist (in their eyes) who was seemingly born to thwart their plans.

There seems to be quite a number of poor people in my county who are all in on the GOP. That said, the party is masters at getting people to think of other things for their problems rather than rapacious capitalists.

It was hopeful here in the midterms though in this county. The county seat mayor was ousted and replaced by an independent (baby steps, a Democrat didn’t run). A second Republican ran in that race with deceptive signs which looked like the Democratic Party donkey and blue text; he was trounced.

In the second largest town, the Republican mayor was ousted by a Democrat with 93% of the vote, and the school board flipped to Democratic control.

In Dalton in Cheyenne County (where my school board is; my town is divided in a checkerboard pattern between Bridgeport Public School and Dalton Public School), the school board also flipped to Democratic control. One wingnut on the board was running on the idea of teaching evolution as one of competing theories (the other was not Lamarckism), and he was trampled (he didn’t even get ten votes).

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:39:06pm

re: #2 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

There must be a revolution in this country. It must penetrate to every hamlet and suburb. This is where real oppression and injustice have their source. Washington and, indeed, the state capitals are only a reflection of what is out there, in the hinterland, where each county and ‘burb has its own structure of semi-feudal privilege.

To coin a phrase, that desperately needed revolution must start in our hearts and minds. Any shooting and shouting in the streets will be an afterthought.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:41:46pm

re: #1 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

As I’ve said many times, the hinterland gentry, the local rich and semi-rich, are the heart and soul of the Republican Party.

Said gentry also finding their place in the local religious establishments, being presented as the upstanding citizens in the community.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:42:34pm

re: #3 Anymouse 🌹🎃

There seem to be quite a number of poor people in my county who are all in on the GOP. That said, the party is masters at getting people to think of other things for their problems rather than rapacious capitalists.

It was hopeful here in the midterms though in this county. The county seat mayor was ousted and replaced by an independent (baby steps, a Democrat didn’t run). A second Republican ran in that race with deceptive signs which looked like the Democratic Party donkey and blue text; he was trounced.

In the second largest town, the Republican mayor was ousted by a Democrat with 93% of the vote, and the school board flipped to Democratic control.

In Dalton in Cheyenne County (where my school board is; my town is divided in a checkerboard pattern between Bridgeport Public School and Dalton Public School), the school board also flipped to Democratic control. One wingnut on the board was running on the idea of teaching evolution as one of competing theories (the other was not Lamarckism), and he was trampled (he didn’t even get ten votes).

The GOP gentry obviously don’t have the numbers to win elections on their own. This is the whole reason they appeal to racism, prejudice, and ignorance of every kind. Just as slave-holding planters needed the poor white farmers to maintain their power, today’s counterparts need the masses. They grift the rubes. When their grift succeeds, they win. When it fails, as seems to be the case in your area, they lose.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:44:21pm
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:44:24pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:44:55pm

I love Jim Wright.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:45:05pm

Yeah, Dipwad Douchcanoe, that isn’t your call:

Trump tells advisers Omar and Tlaib shouldn’t be allowed to enter Israel: report (The Hill)

President Trump has told advisers that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should prevent Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from entering Israel, Axios reported Saturday, citing three people familiar.

The White House denied giving any such instruction to Israel and Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told Axios, “The Israeli government can do what they want. It’s fake news.” The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

(more)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:45:41pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

I love Jim Wright.

Lives within 60-70 miles of here. We need to have a drink.

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TedStriker  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:48:37pm

re: #5 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Said gentry also finding their place in the local religious establishments, being presented as the upstanding citizens in the community.

That makes me think of the beginning of Real Genius, where Professor Hathaway (played by William Atherton, one of the best on-screen smug assholes/jerks ever, a type that he played to perfection the year before in Ghostbusters and a few years later in both Die Hard and Die Hard 2) tells young prodigy Mitch that people like him were “different, better”.

He was talking about the uber-smart people of the movie (like him), but “conservatives” pretty much talk and carry themselves the exact same way.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:49:05pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:50:21pm

re: #11 Decatur Deb

Lives within 60-70 miles of here. We need to have a drink.

It’s rumored that he’s partial to good whiskey.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:51:01pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:51:54pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

It’s rumored that he’s partial to good whiskey.

Kid gave me a fresh bottle of Tulamore Dew a couple Christmases ago. Haven’t got to it yet.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:53:55pm

Anyone got an email address for Stonekettle? Don’t give me any of that satanic FB/Twitter shit.

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:53:56pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I want to know if he did that in an apartment building or if anyone was in the room above. I wanted to see his wife or mom run into the room and beat the crap out of him.

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TedStriker  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:56:42pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

Anyone got an email address for Stonekettle? Don’t give me any of that satanic FB/Twitter shit.

I’m sure he keeps a lock on that, but you can try checking his website to see if he has it there somewhere. Barring that, I got nothing, since Twitter and FB are out.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:56:47pm

JD Scholten has launched a second bid to unseat Rep. Steve King (R-IA4).

secure.actblue.com

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2019 • 4:57:36pm

re: #18 stpaulbear

I want to know if he did that in an apartment building or if anyone was in the room above. I wanted to see his wife or mom run into the room and beat the crap out of him.

Mom; no wife, never a wife.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:02:38pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

Anyone got an email address for Stonekettle? Don’t give me any of that satanic FB/Twitter shit.

jim@stonekettle.com

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:02:49pm

re: #19 TedStriker

I’m sure he keep a lock on that, but you can try checking his website to see if he has it there somewhere.

He personally checks each comment before approving them for posting. So you could send your “email comment” to him that way, and ask if it was possible to meet. Give him your bona fides, your military experience, and love of whiskey…

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:03:12pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

jim@stonekettle.com

teleskiguy wins!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:03:47pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

Anyone got an email address for Stonekettle? Don’t give me any of that satanic FB/Twitter shit.

jim@stonekettle.com (from the about the author page at Stonekettle Station)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:04:52pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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More proof that there is no such thing as a Clinton Body Count.

If there was D’Shithead would have been bumped off along with Anthony Weiner and Comey!

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:05:00pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:05:07pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

jim@stonekettle.com

You beat me by thirty seconds. Must be the lag time from Tumbleweed Terrace.

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:05:52pm

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹🎃

You beat me by thirty seconds. Must be the lag time from Tumbleweed Terrace.

Damned CenturyLink!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:07:28pm

The thing people don’t realize is that Hillary does all the killing herself.

She’s basically Pai Mei. One touch and eventually you’ll die.

Like, at any given time 2% of the population has been murdered by Hillary Clinton, but just don’t realize they’re living on borrowed time.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:08:21pm

Anyone discover this yet? 8chan.net now goes to a site where you can donate to the victims in Dayton and El Paso. Bravo.

impact.publicgood.com

They seem to be legit. At first, I had the thought that the 8chan aholes would dare put up a “donation” site… but the facebook page goes back to at least 2016. I didn’t bother scrolling down any further.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:08:31pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:09:52pm

re: #31 The Ghost of a Flea

The thing people don’t realize is that Hillary does all the killing herself.

She’s basically Pai Mei. One touch and eventually you’ll die.

Like, at any given time 2% of the population has been murdered by Hillary Clinton, but just don’t realize they’re living on borrowed time.

If any Trumper reads that and tweets it, Trump will retweet it and the media will call it a “theory”. You do understand that, right?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:10:18pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

jim@stonekettle.com

Thanks—we might trade safehouses some day.

A few hours ago, Wife was in your AO. She sent this:

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:11:40pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Dinesh D’Felon’s “confinement” was a halfway house.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:12:21pm

re: #35 Decatur Deb

I’ve skied up there a few times! There used to be chairlifts up there.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:14:28pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

I’ve skied up there a few times! There used to be chairlifts up there.

She was very impressed by the warming hut outhouses—no running water, but ADA capable. Still is a chairlift—feeds an alpine slide, but they rained out today.

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:15:34pm

Anymouse - Here’s a modification you could make to help you fit in with your community:

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b.d.  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:16:15pm

re: #31 The Ghost of a Flea

The thing people don’t realize is that Hillary does all the killing herself.

She’s basically Pai Mei. One touch and eventually you’ll die.

Like, at any given time 2% of the population has been murdered by Hillary Clinton, but just don’t realize they’re living on borrowed time.

Yep, Hillary has killed and framed more people than that lady from Murder She Wrote.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:16:38pm

re: #32 GlutenFreeJesus

Anyone discover this yet? 8chan.net now goes to a site where you can donate to the victims in Dayton and El Paso. Bravo.

impact.publicgood.com

They seem to be legit. At first, I had the thought that the 8chan aholes would dare put up a “donation” site… but the facebook page goes back to at least 2016. I didn’t bother scrolling down any further.

8ch is still on Twitter.

Perhaps someone ought to tweet it at their Twitter feed.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:18:20pm

re: #38 Decatur Deb

This happened on the east side of Berthoud Pass last March. It’d been decades since that slide path slid like that.

Disney March 5, 2019

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:18:25pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:18:53pm

re: #40 b.d.

Yep, Hillary has killed and framed more people than that lady from Murder She Wrote.

Only place with a steeper murder rate than Cabot Cove was Oxford, when Morse and Lewis were working it.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:21:44pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

No YT joy—“Watch Later”.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:21:48pm

re: #44 Decatur Deb

Upding for the PBS references. :)

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:24:10pm

re: #45 Decatur Deb

Reload comment, bad linky fixed.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:24:45pm

re: #46 PhillyPretzel

Upding for the PBS references. :)

We rejoined a month ago to get the fresh Endeavour DVD. Better than those damn shopping totes.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:24:57pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

This happened on the east side of Berthoud Pass last March. It’d been decades since that slide path slid like that.

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Video

Was that a controlled avalanche? I don’t see any cars on the road and the helicopter is right there.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:26:55pm

re: #48 Decatur Deb

When I get to it I will have Downton Abbey movie tickets. I have to re-read the directions.

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TedStriker  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:27:25pm

re: #48 Decatur Deb

We rejoined a month ago to get the fresh Endeavour DVD. Better than those damn shopping totes.

Though, I must say, PBS was decades ahead of their time pushing those shopping totes.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:28:21pm

re: #51 TedStriker

They have always been ahead of their time. :)

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:29:39pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Was that a controlled avalanche? I don’t see any cars on the road and the helicopter is right there.

Indeed it was. Two 25 lb. bombs dropped from a helicopter. Highway was closed.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:30:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:31:02pm

Keep sucking up, Mr. Rosenstein.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:33:53pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

Indeed it was. Two 25 lb. bombs dropped from a helicopter. Highway was closed.

I’ve known fixed-base safety teams to use mortars and recoilless rifles. Probably hard to get these days.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:39:17pm

re: #28 stpaulbear

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Video

Tony Award for sure!!
(Tony Soprano)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:39:30pm

re: #56 Decatur Deb

I’ve known fixed-base safety teams to use mortars and recoilless rifles. Probably hard to get these days.

Just call yourself a police department and file a request with the DOD /s

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:41:45pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:42:04pm

re: #34 Skip Intro

If any Trumper reads that and tweets it, Trump will retweet it and the media will call it a “theory”. You do understand that, right?

And if they do it they will still be liars, cowards, and cynics who use language to excuse what they already plan to do, but are too cowardly to do without vague justification-shaped word-spew.

Look—I grew up with the family scale version of this “you said words, so I HAD to do the ugly cruel thing” horseshit, and…I refuse to accept the framing that stray statements, stripped of context, involving obvious parody, significantly tilt the scales of decision-making within a sadistic culture that is utterly uninterested in veracity and literally has a billion-dollar industry of bad faith operators deliberately creating content that is essentially pornography for conspiracists and anger addicts.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:46:06pm

re: #34 Skip Intro

If any Trumper reads that and tweets it, Trump will retweet it and the media will call it a “theory”. You do understand that, right?

That would be friggin’ hilarious if he did. “Hillary can kill with a single touch! You might be dead and not even know it!”

The folks who are part of his cult aren’t going to be swayed out of it unless they do it themselves, so we might as well mock them.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:46:53pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:47:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:49:40pm

re: #63 goddamnedfrank

One thing he hasn’t tweeted about is Jerrold Nadler noting that we are now in an impeachment enquiry. He hasn’t said a thing about that on Twitter.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:49:43pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:50:59pm

LOL

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:51:43pm
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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:53:43pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

I hear that. I haven’t had a drink since I got so sick three weeks ago, and it is a miracle I am surviving the news.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 5:58:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:00:57pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:04:57pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

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re: #68 retired cynic

I hear that. I haven’t had a drink since I got so sick three weeks ago, and it is a miracle I am surviving the news.

Edibles?

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:04:59pm
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gwangung  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:06:32pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Mr. “I’m Not A Racist” strikes again.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:08:10pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:11:43pm

re: #57 Decatur Deb

Tony Award for sure!!
(Tony Soprano)

Another Darwin Award winner!

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:11:49pm

re: #71 wrenchwench

It’s legal in IL come January 1!

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:13:04pm
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b.d.  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:15:39pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

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hahahaha

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:15:45pm
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gwangung  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:19:26pm

re: #79 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Dude needs to get out of the country. Works fine in Western European countries.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:22:29pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:24:04pm

re: #74 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Hey ABC, “sex with minor” is not what he pleaded guilty to.
Why does the press have such problems with terms like “rape,” “lie,” and “racist?”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:25:27pm

Jesus, I’m crying. I gotta take doggo for a walk now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:25:57pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:25:57pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Edited to correct what he pleaded guilty to.

Travis County Assistant District Attorney Joe Frederick said Cody Wilson pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of injury to a child under a plea deal with prosecutors. Wilson initially faced sexual assault charges.

Frederick said prosecutors met extensively with the victim and her parents before reaching the plea agreement.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:26:32pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:27:45pm
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Dread Pirate  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:27:51pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:33:34pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:33:41pm

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:33:51pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:34:43pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Hey ABC, “sex with minor” is not what he pleaded guilty to. It was “statutory rape.”

Why does the press have such problems with terms like “rape,” “lie,” and “racist?”

Republicans don’t like to be called rapists…but that is what they will gladly call Bill Clinton!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:35:16pm

re: #90 Skip Intro

“Lie, racist” they just can’t say it.

It’s NOT that they can’t say it.

They WON’T say it!

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:35:46pm

re: #92 Joe Bacon 🌹

Republicans don’t like to be called rapists…but that is what they will gladly call Bill Clinton!

And the media will happily report it.

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danarchy  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:36:10pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Hey ABC, “sex with minor” is not what he pleaded guilty to.
Why does the press have such problems with terms like “rape,” “lie,” and “racist?”

Well technically he didn’t plead guilty to rape either. He plead to a lesser charge of injury to a minor. If they said he plead guilty to rape it would have been an incorrect headline. If they said he plead guilty to injury to a minor it may not convey exactly what that injury was. So they split the difference and used a non legal term that described what he did to lead to the plea.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:36:26pm

re: #92 Joe Bacon 🌹

Republicans don’t like to be called rapists…but that is what they will gladly call Bill Clinton!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:39:41pm

re: #95 danarchy

Well technically he didn’t plead guilt to rape either. He plead to a lesser charge of injury to a minor. If they said he plead guilty to rape it would have been an incorrect headline. If they said he plead guilty to injury to a minor it may not convey exactly what that injury was. So they split the difference and use a non legal term that described what he did to lead to the plea.

I fixed that above in #82 and put the correct convictions in #85

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Dread Pirate  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:41:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:43:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:44:16pm

re: #98 Dread Pirate

The only thing I can think of that Trump didn’t lie about was when he was on the campaign trail and said he’d be the first person to profit off the presidency.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:45:53pm
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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:55:31pm

re: #101 Patricia Kayden

Just another in the long list of things that absolutely infuriate me about this…. person.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:57:07pm

Tasks to Watch For During the National Hot Air Balloon Competition (goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

The competition runs from Aug 12-17 near Scottsbluff and Gering.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:58:02pm

re: #83 Barefoot Grin

Jesus, I’m crying. I gotta take doggo for a walk now.

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I need to pet my dogs

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2019 • 6:59:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:00:41pm

re: #101 Patricia Kayden

He is the distilled essence of the Republican id regarding military personnel, veterans, and their families.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:01:01pm

Shit’s been flying all over the place. I will say this, putting my foot down. Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide, found the window of opportunity and took it. He knew he was fucked sixty ways from Sunday when he got arrested. He was talking with lawyers right up to the end? He seemed normal? A vast majority of suicides are impulsive acts of opportunity.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:02:38pm

Borowitz, 2013
Fox: New Evidence Hillary Killed Lincoln

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what may be the most serious allegation ever made against the former Secretary of State, Fox News Channel reported today that Hillary Clinton was involved in the conspiracy to murder President Abraham Lincoln.

The latest charge against Mrs. Clinton was reported by Fox host Sean Hannity, who said that the evidence of her role in the Lincoln assassination came mainly in the form of e-mails.

According to Mr. Hannity, “If it’s true that Hillary Clinton killed Lincoln, this could have a major impact on her chances in 2016.”

…….and so it was. The emails anyway.

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:02:38pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

The odds are that is most likely.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:03:31pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

I wonder if the frog thought it tasted like chicken…

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:04:58pm

re: #12 TedStriker

That scene with the popcorn and orbital laser as priceless.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:05:43pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:05:45pm

re: #7 teleskiguy

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:06:45pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:07:23pm

re: #113 goddamnedfrank

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He’s dumb enough to believe that Hillary poisoned Warren Harding.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:07:45pm

re: #112 Charles Johnson

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:10:22pm

Looking at state senator John McCollister (R-District 20, Omaha) and his voting record and endorsements, he doesn’t really fit very well with Conservative Religion.

votesmart.org

Most recently, he voted against the bullshit law foetus-worshippers are promoting requiring doctors to tell women they can “reverse abortions” after taking the first of two medications.

It was signed into law after passing the Unicameral 36-12.

It requires physicians to say that the procedure may be reversible because the first drug is “not always effective.” It requires DHHS to print materials to hand out to all women seeking these drugs they may “still have a viable pregnancy.”

The following statements are mandatory:

“Research [bullshit] indicates that Mifepristone alone is not always effective in ending a pregnancy. You may still have a viable pregnancy after taking Mifepristone. If you change your mind and want to continue your pregnancy after taking Mifepristone, it may not be too late”; and

Materials including contact information, that will assist the person on whom an abortion is performed in finding a medical professional who can help them continue their pregnancy after taking Mifepristone.

Decriminalises breastfeeding in public (that was thrown in to get Democratic votes).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:12:28pm

Please tell me this is someone goofing on Twitter.

Please!

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:13:18pm

re: #116 goddamnedfrank

Stopped watching Bill after he had on Milo and spent the whole interview fawning over him.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:14:23pm

re: #119 Patricia Kayden

Stopped watching Bill after he had on Milo and spent the whole interview fawning over him.

That was the last straw for me. Maher kissing Milo’s ass and then taking credit for Milo’s downfall.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:19:54pm

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

Please tell me this is someone goofing on Twitter.

Please!

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Someone is seriously trolling QAnon.

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Weaselone  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:27:14pm

re: #113 goddamnedfrank

Hillary was actually 52 and 55 when she killed JFK. She borrowed Obama’s time machine (twice). 52 year old Hillary was firing from the book depository and 55 year old Hillary was shooting from the grassy knoll.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:27:42pm

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

Please tell me this is someone goofing on Twitter.

Please!

They are trying to get that hashtag trending.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:29:07pm

Here’s your feel good story: dailykos.com. Go read it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:31:20pm

Bill Maher has always been a dick.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:33:14pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:33:18pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:33:57pm

re: #113 goddamnedfrank

Hate is fun. It’s anger, plus the “happy ending” of visualizing the destruction or removal of an impediment to your goals. That those goals don’t make sense, that the perceived “obstacle” isn’t really an obstacle, don’t matter, because lizard-brain stuff isn’t rational even if the more sophisticated brain meat assembles patterns from it. Hate triggers aggression instincts and thus HPA activiation, and the power fantasy of winning is a dopamine.

If you think of stuff like that tweet as pornography, but instead of sexual arousal it’s gratifying because you get to hate the target more, and feel smarter, and more righteous…

…it makes as much sense as it’s ever going to make.

It’s not about feasibility or describing reality; it’s about the momentary rush of swirling narcisistic power/superiority/revenge sentimentality.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:38:55pm

re: #122 Weaselone

Hillary was actually 52 and 55 when she killed JFK. She borrowed Obama’s time machine (twice). 52 year old Hillary was firing from the book depository and 55 year old Hillary was shooting from the grassy knoll.

According to Trump, that’s Cruz’s father, not Clinton.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:43:33pm

Now that I think about it, this is probably true. The Japanese relentlessly mock non-Japanese for how they butcher their language. [edited]: sorry, I meant this half sarcastically; it’s fucking a nightmare that our President is mocking our allies.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:46:49pm

re: #127 Joe Bacon 🌹

shanto mathew
@shanto12
* 3h
Replying to @Stonekettle
first you explain how JFK, JFK Jr., princess Diana and so many others were killed? its the same reason. They can kill Epstein if they can kill US presidents.

Did someone ever explain who the “they” is that Shanto is referring to? The CIA? MI5? Cosa Nostra?

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Mattand  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:48:39pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

Shit’s been flying all over the place. I will say this, putting my foot down. Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide, found the window of opportunity and took it. He knew he was fucked sixty ways from Sunday when he got arrested. He was talking with lawyers right up to the end? He seemed normal? A vast majority of suicides are impulsive acts of opportunity.

Nice to see I’m not alone on this.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:50:55pm

re: #132 Mattand

Nice to see I’m not alone on this.

Occam’s Razor, my dude.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:52:07pm

re: #130 Barefoot Grin

Now that I think about it, this is probably true. The Japanese relentlessly mock non-Japanese for how they butcher their language. [edited]: sorry, I meant this half sarcastically; it’s fucking a nightmare that our President is mocking our allies.

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It’s just so nuts how the media acts like this is all completely normal.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:53:42pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:56:16pm

re: #132 Mattand

Nice to see I’m not alone on this.

Sign me on.

Given everything else available about him, he’s one of those soulless fuckers that had to be in control of everything because he’s inherently “superior” in undefined terms, and most other people only matter to the extent they’re compliant. A few thins strokes of conscience away from the dudes that see others as fuckable meat.

Faced with conceding power he’d rather die.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:57:05pm

Oh noes!!! The Mooch has been repeatedly run over by a bus.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 7:58:23pm

re: #131 Hecuba’s daughter

Did someone ever explain who the “they” is that Shanto is referring to? The CIA? MI5? Cosa Nostra?

All of them. Maybe a secret “they” which controls all of them.

Perhaps the Illuminati, or the Rothschilds (it’s the jooooooooos, man), or the Trilateral Commission, or the Club of Rome (oh no, my wife is a member), or the Council on Foreign Relations (oh no, I’m a member).

Or it’s aliens. The truth is out there.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:00:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:01:36pm

re: #137 teleskiguy

Oh noes!!! The Mooch has been repeatedly run over by a bus.

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Wonder what brought this on? The madness of King Donald knows no limits.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:02:09pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

Shit’s been flying all over the place. I will say this, putting my foot down. Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide, found the window of opportunity and took it. He knew he was fucked sixty ways from Sunday when he got arrested. He was talking with lawyers right up to the end? He seemed normal? A vast majority of suicides are impulsive acts of opportunity.

Without any evidence to the contrary, that is the only credible position to take.

Lots of people commit suicide, especially when facing life in prison. All it takes is a minute or two of inattention, and someone who wants to do it and has the means will.

Sixty years from now they’ll be talking about a hundred different conspiracies, just as they do now with JFK.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:05:12pm

A couple of my friends are at the Stones concert at Mile High Stadium tonight. Looks big.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:05:56pm

re: #135 Romantic Heretic

CS Lewis had a statement about how people want those they dislike to be worse, are willing to believe they are “darker than black” because it means the world doesn’t have to change, that the “normal” bad behavior isn’t really so bad….

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:06:28pm

Just gonna throw out there that Jeffrey Epstein can both have committed suicide and there could have been a deliberate effort to let him commit suicide, motivated by what he might say (whether or not it was truthful). The dude’s mere existence posed a plausible threat to a lot of powerful people, including the President whose DOJ had him in custody. It’s not a conspiracy theory to simply acknowledge these facts.

Given the previous suicide attempt Epstein should have been watched very carefully. Yet, he wasn’t. I’ll close with this:

“Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.” -Grey’s Law

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:08:13pm

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

Also on board for this take.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:18:23pm
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vgranucci  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:20:28pm

re: #71 wrenchwench

Edibles?

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Damn. I saw that one in High School which is when Johnson was president.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:21:31pm

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

Just gonna throw out there that Jeffrey Epstein can both have committed suicide and there could have been a deliberate effort to let him commit suicide, motivated by what he might say (whether or not it was truthful). The dude’s mere existence posed a plausible threat to a lot of powerful people, including the President whose DOJ had him in custody. It’s not a conspiracy theory to simply acknowledge these facts.

Given the previous suicide attempt Epstein should have been watched very carefully. Yet, he wasn’t. I’ll close with this:

Offing Epstein (or allowing him to off himself) doesn’t remove all the other evidence gathered against him (including the tranche of DVDs that look like extortion material). Those investigations will still go forward, no Epstein required.

Moreover, there’s Epstein’s partner-in-crime if they can track her down. Folks all over the world are going to be looking for her. In 2017 her lawyers claimed to a judge that she had no permanent address but was believed to be living in London.

I imagine if she turns up on the UK’s radar they will have her in for tea and a metric fuquetonne of questions.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:21:59pm

Damn it. It has been a year.

It’s been just over a year since ObserverArt made some calls and cops showed up to my house when I was suicidal.

Fuckin’ August. Weird month.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:23:28pm

re: #147 vgranucci

Damn. I saw that one in High School which is when Johnson was president.

We were required to watch the Sonny Bono Marijuana movie every year I was in junior and senior high school. That was back when Sonny was “hip” before he went Republican…

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:24:09pm

re: #140 HappyWarrior

He was on Mahar last night. Fat Donny from Queens was watching.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:25:17pm

For those who never experienced Sonny Bono’s Marijuana film…

Marijuana Educational Film with Sonny Bono

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:25:24pm

re: #140 HappyWarrior

Wonder what brought this on? The madness of King Donald knows no limits.

Mooch was on Bill Maher and wasn’t completely complimentary about Trump. He described himself as a friend but not supportive of all Trump does.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:26:09pm

re: #143 The Ghost of a Flea

CS Lewis had a statement about how people want those they dislike to be worse, are willing to believe they are “darker than black” because it means the world doesn’t have to change, that the “normal” bad behavior isn’t really so bad….

It’s a sort of inversion of the Just World Hypothesis.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:27:55pm

And here we goooo….

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:29:14pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:29:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:29:41pm

re: #155 Dave In Austin

And here we goooo….

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Note how the MAGATS have their knives out for Scaramucci!

Oh this is a sight to behold!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:33:53pm

re: #157 goddamnedfrank

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:34:01pm

OK. I’m sharing another song from the best fucking metal band I’ve seen in years. These young dudes from Salt Lake City fuck.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:34:34pm

re: #147 vgranucci

Damn. I saw that one in High School which is when Johnson was president.

Andrew Johnson? /s

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:48:51pm

Hey Joe Bacon,

Your Utah Outcasts secret patron show from six months ago just got posted to YouTube.

(video, 23:28, caution for coarse language)

Brother Powell - Secret Patron Show #172

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:49:03pm

*facepalm

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:51:24pm

Went to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes last night at the Greek Theatre. They put on a hell of a show. And the Greek is an amazing venue, despite an 11 pm hard curfew (there are very expensive houses a few hundred yards away).

The opening act was a band that the internet describes as a Turkish psycho folk band from Amsterdam. I’m not sure how I feel about them, other than being annoyed that they ran about 20 minutes over on their set

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:53:47pm

re: #163 electrotek

*facepalm

I’m guessing Hillary Clinton would not have had ICE deport them in night raids on their homes.

How did they go in so hard on Clinton when Trump specifically campaigned on “round them all up?” Did they think they would be somehow exempt?

Or was it just the bigotry against Muslims that got their vote?

Rashida Tlaib is trying to fight this nonsense on their behalf. I imagine that doesn’t matter to them either.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:56:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 8:56:50pm

re: #163 electrotek

*facepalm

There’s more:

🤦‍♂️

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:05:51pm

re: #165 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m guessing Hillary Clinton would not have had ICE deport them in night raids on their homes.

How did they go in so hard on Clinton when Trump specifically campaigned on “round them all up?” Did they think they would be somehow exempt?

Or was it just the bigotry against Muslims that got their vote?

Rashida Tlaib is trying to fight this nonsense on their behalf. I imagine that doesn’t matter to them either.

Not just bigotry against Muslims, but their fucking obsession with abortion. These people are notoriously conservative and love to think they are defending “Western values” compared to their Muslim counterparts.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:07:24pm

re: #143 The Ghost of a Flea

CS Lewis had a statement about how people want those they dislike to be worse, are willing to believe they are “darker than black” because it means the world doesn’t have to change, that the “normal” bad behavior isn’t really so bad….

The Anti-Kitten-Burning Coalition (again)

“Opposition to the burning of kittens is not what sets the members of the AKBC apart from everyone else. What sets them apart is their strange belief that they are a special, beleaguered minority. What sets them apart is their refusal and/or inability to recognize that opposition to the burning of kittens is a unanimous, universally shared opinion. Apart from the AKBC, most people don’t feel a need to imagine or to pretend that there exists somewhere a vast Pro-Kitten-Burning Coalition that they must denounce as a demonstration of their moral superiority.”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:12:21pm

re: #168 electrotek

Not just bigotry against Muslims, but their fucking obsession with abortion. These people are notoriously conservative and love to think they are defending “Western values” compared to their Muslim counterparts.

Well, if they’re deported, they won’t have to worry about living in a place where abortion is legal.

There were two choices in the election, and apparently a lot of their community picked the wrong choice.

He told them who he was, and a bunch of them voted for him anyway. Now they’re surprised he’s making good on that promise (the only one of two he’s kept, the other being making a profit on the presidency)?

I imagine there were Chaldeans who did not vote for Trump. I feel sorry for those who were so easily duped, so much so they dislike the person who is their rep trying to fight for their rights.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:12:42pm

re: #155 Dave In Austin

For the last 3 years I have fully supported this President. Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn’t make the 100% litmus test. Eventually he turns on on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country.

Isn’t that pretty much exactly what Michael Cohen said the last time he testified in Congress?

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:16:18pm

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I imagine there were Chaldeans who did not vote for Trump. I feel sorry for those who were so easily duped, so much so they dislike the person who is their rep trying to fight for their rights.

Oh they do exist, and those are the ones I would rather happily ally with any day of the week,.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:16:35pm
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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:17:26pm
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:18:04pm

re: #173 electrotek

Trump doesn’t want to win. He wants to win with white people.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:18:20pm

re: #169 sagehen

Too bad other moral positions besides kitten burning aren’t viewed as universally bad, such as racism or misogyny.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:18:34pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:19:05pm

re: #171 sagehen

Isn’t that pretty much exactly what Michael Cohen said the last time he testified in Congress?

Trump cannot tolerate less than absolute adoration from anyone; there is something seriously broken in this man — but that goes doubly so for anyone who believes that they are a loyal American but continues to support him.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:20:47pm

re: #174 electrotek

(more like that in response)

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:25:15pm

re: #177 electrotek

L-N
@ellensweeps
Replying to @biann_h and 2 others
I live in SE michigan and know a handful of Chaldeans because I frequent several businesses owned by some. They are a very intertwined community. They put blind faith in Trump and got fucked. They were so stupid to believe but I have compassion for them. It’s heartbreaking

1
9:36 PM - Aug 8, 2019

Do they continue to believe in him after his obvious betrayal? If their eyes have been opened, then maybe one can forgive their foolishness. But if they still support him, they deserve no compassion.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:26:46pm

re: #180 Hecuba’s daughter

Do they continue to believe in him after his obvious betrayal? If their eyes have been opened, then maybe one can forgive their foolishness. But if they still support him, they deserve no compassion.

It seems that many have woke up, but there are also hard-headed idiots in the community who agree that he shouldn’t have broke the law. So even when their own are being deported, they still choose to be fucking heartless about it and parrot right-wing talking points to curry favor with the white majority.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:27:30pm

I agree with her but unfortunately that’s how a large of humans in general are conditioned to think.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:28:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:30:26pm

re: #181 electrotek

It seems that many have woke up, but there are also hard-headed idiots in the community who agree that he shouldn’t have broke the law. So even when their own are being deported, they still choose to be fucking heartless about it and parrot right-wing talking points to curry favor with the white majority.

That won’t get them anywhere with conservatives. The ideology is racist to the core, and claims by people like Pence claiming they want to preserve persecuted Christians (but only them) are outweighed by the inherent racism in conservative ideology.

This meme responding to Erick son of Erick (Zoinks!)

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:31:49pm

Of course, an Assyrian Frenchie must know all about how Muslims live in America:

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:40:11pm

re: #185 electrotek

Of course, an Assyrian Frenchie must know all about how Muslims live in America:

No Christians ever committed genocides in America of course (cough Natives, slavery, currently stealing children from their parents).

Number of genocides committed by Muslims in the USA: 0.
As a matter of fact, number of genocides committed by Muslims in France: 0.

As for “betraying the country,” Muslims have fought for the country in every war going all the way back to the Revolution. Part of the reason we were able to make the Treaty of Tripoli with the Ottoman Empire provinces in Africa was because we specifically said the character of our nation had no enmity toward Islam as a secular state, whilst Christian European powers constantly warred with Muslim states (and vice versa).

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:40:55pm

re: #183 Dave In Austin

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My opinion: Does not seem anywhere near as engaging as the earlier live action films.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:42:25pm

yup.

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:43:50pm

re: #187 Hecuba’s daughter

My opinion: Does not seem anywhere near as engaging as the earlier live action films.

Probably not. That said, it’ll probably be an amusing rental.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 9:55:25pm

This kid is really something:

Does he not realize that A LOT of Middle Eastern Christians (including Armenians) fled to South America to seek refuge from oppression????

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:04:30pm

Rebecca Shoenkopf weighing in on the thread Nate Silver started about Joe Biden and party support for him:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:04:51pm

re: #190 electrotek

This kid is really something:

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Does he not realize that A LOT of Middle Eastern Christians (including Armenians) fled to South America to seek refuge from oppression????

No.

Like every other Republican he looks out for #1 and doesn’t give a fuck about anyone else.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:05:22pm

re: #183 Dave In Austin

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Unless they found a way to resurrect Raúl Juliá, it just won’t have the same charm.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:06:57pm

re: #192 Joe Bacon 🌹

No.

Like every other Republican he looks out for #1 and doesn’t give a fuck about anyone else.

Yet this ME Christian kid is living in France.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:08:19pm

Oh brother

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:09:06pm

re: #190 electrotek

This kid is really something:

Does he not realize that A LOT of Middle Eastern Christians (including Armenians) fled to South America to seek refuge from oppression????

RaDiCaL iSlAm.

If every Muslim in the world was really a “radical,” the rest of the world would be in real trouble. A billion radicals would be a real problem.

Those Christians who bomb abortion clinics, shoot doctors, bomb Olympic venues, steal children at the border? They’re not “real Christians.” Any Muslim (or for that matter, any person who is not a Christian) is representative of the whole group, even if Christians have to make up the crime.

(All mass shootings are caused by atheists, except for all the mass shootings caused by Muslims. Schrodinger’s mass shootings.)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:18:49pm
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:22:05pm

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:23:56pm

A new heretic is born. She will be duly drummed out of the faith.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:25:51pm

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The full video is here (that previous tweet was a screen capture. 4:57)

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:26:07pm

As someone who appreciates HEMA and Sport Fencing, I was thrilled to see this.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:33:16pm

SE Cupp in that thread is being attacked by the unyielding right. She questioned their religious faith. She is no longer a “real conservative” according to a lot of the commentators.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:35:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:44:27pm

Burn the heretic.

They go on and on.

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:46:45pm

The thing I find most surprising is not that Epstein jacked himself but that he was given bedclothes with which to do it. I’m not going to all Q here, but a lot of people had a lot to hide. I think his action was purely personal. He didn’t want his name dragged through the dirt while he was in court. He knew what he did. He chickened out.

It’s a shame for his victims not to get to testify against the monster, but the civil suits will continue, and based on the evidence recovered form his houses, a lot of people should be wearing their brown pants right now.

I say let the chips fall where they may. Clinton? Trump? Prince Andrew? If you were involved, suck it up and do the time for raping underage girls.

Night all. Given the situation, I cannot wish you sweet dreams, as that is impossible. I suggest you have sweet dreams of justice for those girls.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:46:52pm

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Burn the heretic.

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They go on and on.

Trump is purging the Republican Party the same way Stalin purged the Communist Party.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:51:04pm

re: #206 Joe Bacon 🌹

Trump is purging the Republican Party the same way Stalin purged the Communist Party.

Not really. Stalin eliminated anyone he didn’t want around. People leaving is not the same thing. He’s not growing his power by causing people to leave.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:51:22pm

re: #206 Joe Bacon 🌹

Trump is purging the Republican Party the same way Stalin purged the Communist Party.

Well in this case, it’s Trump’s fanbois. But they didn’t start with Trump. They were radicalised slowly since before I was born.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:51:30pm

LOL.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:58:25pm

Stalin was able to make people more and more scared of him. Trump isn’t doing that.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 10:59:21pm

re: #203 Dread Pirate

Exactly. That’s how she killed JFK. //

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:03:33pm

re: #210 Belafon

Stalin was able to make people more and more scared of him. Trump isn’t doing that.

No, he just thinks he is.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:04:49pm

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

No, he just thinks he is.

And then he stomps his feet when reality indicates otherwise.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:04:51pm

re: #211 Belafon

Exactly. That’s how she killed JFK. //

And pinned it on Cruz’s father. She’s devious with her cover-ups.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:07:57pm

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Burn the heretic.

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They go on and on.

This last line is just laughter-inducing:

Republicans are navigating the waters and doing it well

Republicans are going down the same well-tread path they’ve ventured again and again, dragging out the response to the latest shooting in an effort to outlast public outrage before quietly dropping any proposed legislation. And we saw how well that worked for them last year, when all the predictions about “anti-gun Democrats” being trounced at the polls were turned on their heads.

There’s a little more variety this go around, such as Graham championing a “red flag” law, but we know that by month’s end they’ll have moved on because the media will have moved on.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:11:23pm

re: #215 Targetpractice

This last line is just laughter-inducing:

Republicans are going down the same well-tread path they’ve ventured again and again, dragging out the response to the latest shooting in an effort to outlast public outrage before quietly dropping any proposed legislation. And we saw how well that worked for them last year, when all the predictions about “anti-gun Democrats” being trounced at the polls were turned on their heads.

There’s a little more variety this go around, such as Graham championing a “red flag” law, but we know that by month’s end they’ll have moved on because the media will have moved on.

It depends on whether or not there’s another mass-shooting incident.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:12:10pm

re: #215 Targetpractice

This last line is just laughter-inducing:

Republicans are going down the same well-tread path they’ve ventured again and again, dragging out the response to the latest shooting in an effort to outlast public outrage before quietly dropping any proposed legislation. And we saw how well that worked for them last year, when all the predictions about “anti-gun Democrats” being trounced at the polls were turned on their heads.

There’s a little more variety this go around, such as Graham championing a “red flag” law, but we know that by month’s end they’ll have moved on because the media will have moved on.

Just going through that thread, every last Republican and small “l” libertarian is using a variant of “you’re a heretic” or “you were never a real conservative/libertarian.” Most liberals weighing in are writing variants of “we don’t agree on a lot of things, but we do seem to agree on this one.”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:16:38pm

re: #216 Dr Lizardo

It depends on whether or not there’s another mass-shooting incident.

In the sad state of affairs we find ourselves in right now, the question is only when, not if.

Granted, Canada has a smaller population than the USA, and Wikipedia is not exhaustive, but they only show eleven mass shootings in Canada.

For the USA, they have to break it down into thirteen subcategories.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:18:27pm

re: #216 Dr Lizardo

It depends on whether or not there’s another mass-shooting incident.

Well, yes and no. I’ll be honest, if El Paso and Dayton had occurred a week or longer apart, the spike in public outrage would probably not be as large as it is. The proximity of such shootings is growing shorter and that’s the big thing that’s got the Repubs shivering right now.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:22:50pm

re: #219 Targetpractice

Well, yes and no. I’ll be honest, if El Paso and Dayton had occurred a week or longer apart, the spike in public outrage would probably not be as large as it is. The proximity of such shootings is growing shorter and that’s the big thing that’s got the Repubs shivering right now.

Pretty soon, we’re going to have two at once.

I wish that was only a Pacific Rim reference.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:25:55pm

So, apparently something hit Jupiter, creating a fireball the size of Earth…

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Kilroy was here  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:28:00pm

re: #221 Teukka

Bad aim

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:33:27pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:34:21pm

re: #219 Targetpractice

Well, yes and no. I’ll be honest, if El Paso and Dayton had occurred a week or longer apart, the spike in public outrage would probably not be as large as it is. The proximity of such shootings is growing shorter and that’s the big thing that’s got the Repubs shivering right now.

What’ll really get the Congressional Republicans scared to death is if these mass shootings start becoming a daily occurrence.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:37:32pm

re: #220 Belafon

Pretty soon, we’re going to have two at once.

I wish that was only a Pacific Rim reference.

Something that’s not been touched on much in recent days. The Luby’s cafe massacre was the deadliest mass shooting when it occurred in ‘91 and was not surpassed in total body count until the VA Tech shooting in ‘07.

It now ranks as the sixth deadliest mass shooting in US history.

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:57:15pm

re: #205 austin_blue

The thing I find most surprising is not that Epstein jacked himself but that he was given bedclothes with which to do it. I’m not going to all Q here, but a lot of people had a lot to hide. I think his action was purely personal. He didn’t want his name dragged through the dirt while he was in court. He knew what he did. He chickened out.

It’s a shame for his victims not to get to testify against the monster, but the civil suits will continue, and based on the evidence recovered form his houses, a lot of people should be wearing their brown pants right now.

I say let the chips fall where they may. Clinton? Trump? Prince Andrew? If you were involved, suck it up and do the time for raping underage girls.

Night all. Given the situation, I cannot wish you sweet dreams, as that is impossible. I suggest you have sweet dreams of justice for those girls.

I wonder just how much evidence will “disappear”, be “misfiled”, or otherwise become “unavailable”. We’re in a very high stakes poker game.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 10, 2019 • 11:58:22pm

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

What’ll really get the Congressional Republicans scared to death is if these mass shootings start becoming a daily occurrence.

I doubt it. They’ll just show that as proof of why we need to turn the country into an armed camp with police and guards in every public venue.

That would play very well into turning the country into a fascist police state.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:08:51am

re: #225 Targetpractice

Something that’s not been touched on much in recent days. The Luby’s cafe massacre was the deadliest mass shooting when it occurred in ‘91 and was not surpassed in total body count until the VA Tech shooting in ‘07.

It now ranks as the sixth deadliest mass shooting in US history.

And the Bath School Massacre was the deadliest massacre in a school, and it used explosives. (The mass-murderer only used his .30-06 to kill his wife and set off explosives in his truck. Everyone else killed was by the explosives he hid in the school.)

The government immediately removed the explosive in question from the market (pyrotol, a WW1 surplus explosive sold in farm supply stores).

That massacre has been far surpassed by shootings with semi-automatic weapons.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:11:19am

Glenn is furiously defending Russia, again.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:21:00am

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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They are trying to get that hashtag trending.

Yeah, that started about an hour after the Epstein news broke. Devin’s cow or someone close to them decided to screw with the Qtards by saying Epstein was Q.

I chimed in on the hashtag to suggest that Stephen Miller was actually in Hillary’s service and he had Qepstein killed to hide sex abuse by DHS (which is undoubtedly happening). I also threw in a theory that Stephen Miller was the BTK killer… Since, well, “Bind Torture Kill” is pretty much actual immigration policy at this point…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:21:03am

re: #229 Dread Pirate

Glenn is furiously defending Russia, again.

Glenn Greenwald, the founder of Townhall on CompuServe backed by the National Review. The lawyer who defended the murderous neo-Nazi Matthew Hale “on principle” and pro bono.

“I almost always did it pro bono,” Greenwald said. “I was interested in defending political principles that I believed in. I didn’t even care about making money anymore.”

He set up a number of troll lawsuits against landlords in Manhattan because he didn’t think he needed to abide by leasing rules for apartments, with the sole intent of costing them lots of money in litigation.

Liberals don’t know this guy’s history.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:23:39am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:27:06am

re: #229 Dread Pirate

Glenn is furiously defending Russia, again.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:37:51am

re: #232 Dread Pirate

“One of the problems in trying to assess a causal relationship between cannabis and mental health outcomes is the chicken or egg issue. Is it that people who are prone to mental health problems are more attracted to cannabis, or is it something about the onset of cannabis use that influences the acceleration of psychosis symptoms?” says Conrod.

In other words:
a) There is no conclusion to this study
b) Every place which has legalised maryjane has put an age limit for adults

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a United States federal-government research institute whose mission is to “lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.”

The institute has conducted an in-depth study of addiction according to its biological, behavioral and social components. It has also supported many treatments such as nicotine patches and gums, and performed research into AIDS and other drug-related diseases. Its monopoly on the supply of research-grade marijuana has proved controversial.

en.wikipedia.org

That is the source of the study.

The study included 3,720 adolescents representing 76% of all seventh-grade students at 31 secondary schools in the greater Montreal area.

For 4 years, students completed an annual web-based survey in which they provided self-reports of past-year marijuana use and psychosis symptoms. Researchers assessed symptoms with the Adolescent Psychotic-Like Symptoms Screener, and students showed how often they used marijuana with a 6-point scale (0 indicated never, and 5 indicated every day).

(Self reporting is the least-reliable method of collecting data on a study.)

Laura Ingraham is citing a study from last year conducted on 7th graders in Montreal. She does not cite the source material, only WebMD
webmd.com
and WebMD also does not cite the study in question, just sumarises it without linking to the original paper or data.

In other words, the study is questionable and her story is fear-mongering.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:46:06am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:48:03am

re: #229 Dread Pirate

LOL

Zip. Right over your head, Mr. Greenwald. I guess libertarians have no sense of humour.

Why does that guy have a ton of money and I’m broke? I could be a better reporter and I’m only a high school graduate.

Oh, he’s part of the wingnut welfare circuit, since the National Review started his funding and he spent a bunch of time in harassing lawsuits against people and defending murderous Nazis in court.

I can’t attain his prominence because I have ethical standards. Oh well.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:56:53am

Back on SE Cupp: Someone on Twitter needs to fire this at Stonekettle.

Mr. Wright is big on the idea of engaging people who are serious regardless of their political views, as long as they are not hidebound by dogma. I imagine he’d find Ms. Cupp’s positional shift intriguing. And holy crap, the second video clip!

(4:57)

Wow!

(4:53)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:57:11am

re: #230 Pawn of the Oppressor

I also threw in a theory that Stephen Miller was the BTK killer…

For that to really work, it’d be better to go with an as-yet unidentified serial killer, for example, the West Mesa Bone Collector, the Long Island Serial Killer or the Eastbound Strangler.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:58:31am

re: #232 Dread Pirate

Young Marijuana Users Face Psychosis Risk: “A large study of teens shows that ‘in adolescents, cannabis use is harmful’ with respect to psychosis risk..

Granted, the stuff ain’t good for you and has no medical value unless are a cancer, AIDS or other such patient.

But if you are an adult, it should up to you to decide whether or not to use it - in any way that does not endanger or interfere with the rights of others.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 12:59:03am

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

For that to really work, it’d be better to go with an as-yet unidentified serial killer, for example, the West Mesa Bone Collector, the Long Island Serial Killer or the Eastbound Strangler.

It could be the Zodiac Killer. We’d better check out Ted Cruz.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:05:15am

re: #240 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It could be the Zodiac Killer. We’d better check out Ted Cruz.

Heh.

You mentioned Zodiac and that actually made me remember that there’s been speculation that Zodiac might have been connected to the Santa Rosa hitchhiker murders.

Interestingly, Arthur Leigh Allen also came up as a suspect - to the best of anyone’s knowledge, he wasn’t the Zodiac Killer as both partial DNA and fingerprint evidence has pretty much conclusively ruled him out.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:06:53am

Art of the deal, indeed.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:10:43am

Speaking of China, it is so discouraging to see so many media outlets take stories from the SCMP and run them without critical analysis.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:11:40am

I write that in response to reading SCMP writer Stephen Chen’s latest piece, which will no doubt find a home in climate change denialosphere.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:17:22am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:20:50am

I’m out for the night. I’ll catch y’all later. G’night.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:26:59am

The old Tories, the ones who were around when the UK had a functional government, are starting to pull no punches in regards to Brexit and Boris Johnson:

William Keegan (not a Tory, old or otherwise) writes:

Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup

[…]

There is no getting away from it: this is a rightwing coup. I agree with Ferdinand Mount, once head of Margaret Thatcher’s policy unit at Downing Street in what now look like less disturbing times. Writing in the current London Review of Books, Mount sees echoes of Mussolini’s rise to power, in that “yes, [Johnson] has come to power by strictly constitutional means”; it is what happens after that matters, and the do-or-die approach of Johnson and his warlord Dominic Cummings is truly disturbing.

As my former Observer colleague Neal Ascherson says in the same vintage issue of the LRB: “We have leading Tories - not only Johnson - apparently prepared to suspend a sovereign parliament in order to force through a Brexit meant to restore the sovereignty of parliament.”

[…]

Here’s what Ferdinand Mount wrote:

How bad can it get?

Yes, this is a right-wing coup. It is duplicitous or self-deceiving to pretend that British politics is still proceeding more or less as normal. We are told that it is ‘hysterical’ to argue that Boris Johnson’s regime is in any way comparable to the nationalist dictatorships of yesterday or today. If this is a temptation, I shall happily succumb to it as a patriotic duty. By every standard of measurement, the Conservative Party has been transformed into Britain’s own BJP. ‘Optimism with a hint of menace’ was how the Sunday Times approvingly described Johnson’s first days in power - pretty much the way you might describe the first hundred days of Narendra Modi, or Donald Trump, or Benito Mussolini. Yes, he has come to power by strictly constitutional means. So did they all. It is how they govern when they get there that counts.

First, there was the brutality of the cabinet cull. Macmillan’s Night of the Long Knives pales by comparison, […]

We are already beginning to take for granted Johnson’s abusive tone towards international institutions and foreign leaders, except those like Donald Trump who talk the same mixture of bluster and treacle. At home, we are promised more mega-bridges and bonanza buses, the sorts of project with which dictators always like to dazzle the plebs. Here, the author of Boris Island Airport and the garden bridge is at least staying true to form.

What still puzzles some people is that so many old-fashioned Tories should have fallen for such a seedy, treacherous chancer. In fact, I think Johnson has succeeded because of his amorality, not despite it. The transgressive sayer of the unsayable breaks through the carapace of conventional politics with a mixture of humour and vituperation, slang and high-flown rhodomontade. Clowning is part of the act for the leader who wants to reach beyond good and evil in the fashion Nietzsche recommended. A cartoon Superman? Yes, but they all are. See Charlie Chaplin, passim.

[…]

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 1:31:22am

Everytime a dictator takes over, they want to leave their mark on the money:

Chancellor plans to mint millions of commemorative Brexit 50p coins for October 31st

The design, that was intended for a coin on the original Brexit separation date, which had to be postponed until now the new exit date forthcoming:

Newspeak is here.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:02:20am

Appears as if Liz is not pleased:

Queen’s dismay: Monarch thinks politicians have an ‘inability to govern’ as Brexit chaos continues

According to The Sunday Times, a source said: “I think she’s really dismayed. I’ve heard her talking about her disappointment in the current political class and its inability to govern correctly.”

The Queen allegedly made the comments at a private event following David Cameron’s resignation after the EU referendum.

Since 2016, the royal insiders claim the Queen’s frustration has grown.

The Queen said: “She expressed her exasperation and frustration about the quality of our political leadership, and that frustration will only have grown”, according to the newspaper.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:04:09am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Burn the heretic.

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They go on and on.

These people have no sense of perspective, no idea of continuums, everything is a simple binary question to them.

The only alternative to universal background checks, is to confiscate every firearm in America.

The only alternative to child concentration camps is open borders everyone invited.

The only alternative to embryo worship is Moloch throwing 2-year-olds into the furnace.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:08:34am

re: #225 Targetpractice

Something that’s not been touched on much in recent days. The Luby’s cafe massacre was the deadliest mass shooting when it occurred in ‘91 and was not surpassed in total body count until the VA Tech shooting in ‘07.

It now ranks as the sixth deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Someone is out there, somewhere, trying to plan a way to top Las Vegas.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:09:59am

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And the Bath School Massacre was the deadliest massacre in a school, and it used explosives. (The mass-murderer only used his .30-06 to kill his wife and set off explosives in his truck. Everyone else killed was by the explosives he hid in the school.)

The government immediately removed the explosive in question from the market (pyrotol, a WW1 surplus explosive sold in farm supply stores).

That massacre has been far surpassed by shootings with semi-automatic weapons.

The Boston Massacre was such a big deal it sparked a revolution. It’s still taught in every high school, 250 years later. (3 people died)

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teleskiguy  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:13:15am

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teleskiguy  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:21:30am

re: #253 teleskiguy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 2:32:34am

re: #249 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Appears as if Liz is not pleased:

Queen’s dismay: Monarch thinks politicians have an ‘inability to govern’ as Brexit chaos continues

Queen of the Obvious

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 3:39:19am

re: #254 teleskiguy

I know a couple who moved from Germany back to Ireland to raise their kids because they thought it would be a more wholesome and nurturing environment for them.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 3:48:27am

re: #248 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

If somehow Britain winds up not leaving on October 31st, and those coins are already in circulation, they could end up being a minor collector’s item.

They’re in a hell of a pickle, to be honest. Realistically, Article 50 could be revoked - but it would be political suicide to do so. Brexit could be delayed with agreement between the UK and the EU; but for how long? And what would happen in that interim?

This is all a giant clusterfuck, and no one can figure out a politically palatable way of disengaging from it. Little wonder Queen Elizabeth II has expressed “displeasure” at the state of affairs. And thanks to legislation passed in 2011, she no longer has the power to dissolve Parliament - which would mean new elections and a possible solution to the ongoing impasse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 4:13:38am

re: #257 Dr Lizardo

They’re in a hell of a pickle, to be honest. Realistically, Article 50 could be revoked - but it would be political suicide to do so. Brexit could be delayed with agreement between the UK and the EU; but for how long? And what would happen in that interim?

Give a politician a choice between ruining their reputation and wrecking their country, the choice is pretty obvious…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:00:38am

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

Give a politician a choice between ruining their reputation and wrecking their country, the choice is pretty obvious…

Sad, isn’t it? Party/self over country for conservatives.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:06:16am

Outsourcing our nutjobs.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:06:33am

re: #259 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Sad, isn’t it? Party/self over country for conservatives.

Sure. Look at Midwest farmers continuing to support President Trump - despite the fact that his ridiculous trade war with China is seriously hurting them. And all that business they had from China? Yeah, that’s not coming back - the Chinese have already found other sources.

MAGA - Making Agriculture Go Away.

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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:11:23am

re: #18 stpaulbear

I want to know if he did that in an apartment building or if anyone was in the room above. I wanted to see his wife or mom run into the room and beat the crap out of him.

always a good idea to keep your finger squeezing the trigger while pumping the shotgun. even now, he may have no idea what he did. why is it that the same people who suffer accidental discharges are the kind of folks that I assume also suffer from accidental discharges, if you know what I mean?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:12:44am

re: #261 Dr Lizardo

“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country,”

JFK is sooo passé.

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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:14:09am

re: #28 stpaulbear

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i won’t link, but youtube has video of a very serious black man standing in the front of a class, talking about gun safety, who then proceeds to shoot himself trying to draw his weapon out of its holster. guns are like Christine—they’re designed to kill and they try hard to accomplish their mission.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:14:26am

re: #263 Colère Tueur de Lapin

JFK is sooo passé.

Heh.

I saw that Trump wants to slap even more tariffs on Chinese-made goods. This time, consumer electronics and the like.

And just in time for the Christmas shopping season.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:19:07am

re: #260 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Why is my neighbor drying a Confederate flag towel off their balcony THIS IS CALCUTTA WTF

Could also be that these people are fairly clueless as to the symbolism, aware at best that it is something “American”, or a factory reject purchased for a few rupees at a bazaar.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:21:41am

re: #266 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Could also be that these people are fairly clueless as to the symbolism, aware at best that it is something “American”, or a factory reject purchased for a few rupees at a bazaar.

That’s probably the most likely explanation. One of my students saw an image of the old Stars and Bars and she remarked, “I’ve seen that before, but now I don’t remember where I saw it or what country it belongs to.”

And Czechs do learn about the American Civil War in their world history classes.

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steve_davis  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:23:37am

re: #40 b.d.

Yep, Hillary has killed and framed more people than that lady from Murder She Wrote.

that’s angela lansbury, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that the one common ingredient to the extraordinarily high death rate in Cabot Cove was Jessica Fucking Fletcher.

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BigPapa  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:25:49am

re: #268 steve_davis

I’ve pointed this out to my wife many times and she just laughs at me.

I’M BEING SERIOUS.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:28:47am

Canada cable car cord severed in likely act of sabotage, police say (BBC)

Canadian police are investigating after a cable car gondola was sabotaged in an apparent act of vandalism.

Almost all of the 30 cars on the Sea-to-Sky gondola in Squamish, north of Vancouver, fell to the ground.

Police believe someone deliberately cut the cables in the early hours of Saturday.

The company said the incident happened at around 04:30 local time (11:30 GMT), when the line was closed, and no injuries were reported as a result.

The tourist attraction’s manager told Canadian broadcaster CBC that maintenance on the line had been conducted recently “and it was a big, thick, beautiful healthy rope”.

The rope is a multi-strand steel cable, 55mm (2.2 inches) across.

Police said that technical safety experts were assessing the line.

(more, with photos)

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:31:12am

re: #247 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The old Tories, the ones who were around when the UK had a functional government, are starting to pull no punches in regards to Brexit and Boris Johnson:

William Keegan (not a Tory, old or otherwise) writes:

Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup

Here’s what Ferdinand Mount wrote:

How bad can it get?

The first time I ever saw Boris Johnson outside of a still photograph was when he went onto Top Gear back when he was still Mayor of London. And even back then, I thought of him as a walking embodiment of the Peter Principle. Time has done nothing to dissuade me from that estimation.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:37:11am

re: #270 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Canada cable car cord severed in likely act of sabotage, police say (BBC)

(more, with photos)

Trying to imagine anything that will cut 2.2 inches that someone cold take up a pole. If it was a shaped charge or an explosive-guillotine kind of thing that would be obvious.

World’s Largest Pyrotechnic Cutter

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:42:29am

re: #272 Decatur Deb

Trying to imagine anything that will cut 2.2 inches that someone cold take up a pole. If it was a shaped charge or an explosive-guillotine kind of thing that would be obvious.

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A hacksaw?

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:45:20am

The plot thickens…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:46:01am

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

That’s probably the most likely explanation. One of my students saw an image of the old Stars and Bars and she remarked, “I’ve seen that before, but now I don’t remember where I saw it or what country it belongs to.”

And Czechs do learn about the American Civil War in their world history classes.

and there was a time in Europe when a lot of Rockabilly Rebels took to displaying Confederate regalia just because it fit in with the image that was being marketed with little concern for the political context.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:46:53am

re: #247 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The old Tories, the ones who were around when the UK had a functional government, are starting to pull no punches in regards to Brexit and Boris Johnson:

William Keegan (not a Tory, old or otherwise) writes:

Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup

Here’s what Ferdinand Mount wrote:

How bad can it get?

They saw the crisis as an opportunity and seized it. It’s what they do.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:47:47am

re: #273 Anymouse 🌹🎃

A hacksaw?

With a couple dozen blades and a couple of days, perhaps. Then it would kill you.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:51:38am

All of Trumpworld is in full conspiracy mode claiming the Clintons were behind Epstein’s death.

These people are fucking nuts.

Thing is, we knew they were nuts even before Trump got in the WH. He was a racist fucknut who was a conman and grifter early and often. He never had any policies that he could get specific about. His racism informs immigration policy and his outlook in curbing civil and voting rights. His opposition to the 1A is because he hates when people criticize him.

He doesn’t care about gun control and lets McConnell block action because that’s what the NRA and gun merchants want, not because of public safety.

He rails about how no one liked his El Paso and Dayton trip. He’s an immature vain egotistical reactionary know nothing. This was always apparent, but Maggie ran an article where she confirmed this (again) for all to see. There’s a reason people didn’t like his trip. It was not about the victims. It was not about comforting them or reassuring them or anything more than a photo op where he could talk about how he had bigger crowds than Beto who was running for a completely different position.

Who the fuck talks about crowd sizes when you’re in the hospital trying to meet with victims of the mass shootings? Oh wait, none of those in El Paso wanted to meet him, and they had to scramble to find anyone released from the hospital who might want to meet with him.

The meeting/photo op with the baby of the mom and dad who were murdered by the white supremacist weaponized by Trump’s stochastic terrorism was another sign of how far off the rails things went. How do you thumbs up during that? It’s not even about the baby. The baby is treated merely as a prop, and that’s all too evident from every aspect of this.

The GOP wont give a shit about any of this, because they continue to get what they want - or so they think. McConnell is the one who gets what he wants - remaking the judiciary for decades to come, so no matter what else happens, he’s insured that rights and liberties we take for granted are going to be eroded for years to come.

GOP is truly evil, and there’s no easy way back from this.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:55:23am

i’d say frum nails this one pretty good

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

Reactions to actions by Trump are always filtered through the prism of the ever-more-widely accepted view—within his administration, within Congress, within the United States and around the world—that the 45th president is a reckless buffoon, a conspiratorial racist moron, whose weird comments should be disregarded by sensible people.

By now, Trump’s party in Congress, the members of his Cabinet, and even his White House entourage all tacitly agree that Trump’s occupancy of the office held by Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Eisenhower must be a bizarre cosmic joke, not to be taken seriously. CNN’s Jake Tapper on August 2 quoted a “senior national security official” as saying: “Everyone at this point ignores what the president says and just does their job. The American people should take some measure of confidence in that.”

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:57:04am

re: #279 DangerMan

And yet, that is a massive erosion of the entire US Government, the chain of command, and the GOP are fine with that, because they’re using the sabotage and erosion of the government to fuel their next round of tax cuts that they will inevitably demand.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:57:56am

re: #279 DangerMan

i’d say frum nails this one pretty good

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

Two years ago I was certain the GOP would realize what a disaster he was, and revolt to save themselves and the country. But I was much younger, then.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:58:43am

another from the atlantic also spot on

Trump’s El Paso Photo Is Obscene

But sometimes—and this is one of those times—the optical demands of the office are the only demands. In the immediate bereavement of an infant’s parents, nothing is needed but respectful silence. This is never truer than for a man like Trump, who cannot speak without giving offense and enjoying it. The photograph was released by Melania and could have been taken in the spirit of mourning that the occasion deserved, or it could have been taken not at all. It is one of the most twisted things I have seen in a long time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 5:59:39am

re: #279 DangerMan

i’d say frum nails this one pretty good

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

King of the Obvious

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:00:29am

re: #281 Decatur Deb

Two years ago I was certain the GOP would realize what a disaster he was, and revolt to same themselves and the country. But I was much younger, then.

I also espoused similar opinions, I thought that the Religious Right would dump him in favor of Cruz.

How naive we were…

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:01:50am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also espoused similar opinions, I thought that the Religious Right would dump him in favor of Cruz.

How naive we were…

3 years ago, I thought Ted Cruz was the mark to beat, that the nomination was his to lose because the party base would gravitate towards the largest asshole.

I was right on at least one account…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:02:04am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

… the Religious Right would dump him in favor of Cruz Jay-zuz.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:04:15am

re: #193 Targetpractice

Unless they found a way to resurrect Raúl Juliá, it just won’t have the same charm.

To me Gomez was always John Astin.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:08:10am

re: #287 Feline Fearless Leader

To me Gomez was always John Astin.

I liked John Astin as Gomez - I grew up watching The Addams Family on TV reruns - but for me, Raul Julia absolutely nailed it.

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Jay C  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:10:58am

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #247 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The old Tories, the ones who were around when the UK had a functional government, are starting to pull no punches in regards to Brexit and Boris Johnson:

William Keegan (not a Tory, old or otherwise) writes:

Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup

Here’s what Ferdinand Mount wrote:

How bad can it get?

They saw created the crisis as an opportunity and seized it. It’s what they do.

I’ve always seen the Brexit debacle playing out as a sort of “coup” - or at the very least, a blatant power-grab by a generally-unpopular political fringe seizing on a single “nationalistic” issue* as a wedge to force their way into influence, and relying on a combination of public prejudices and political gamesmanship to get to their goal(s):
A) Britain leaving the EU, and B) the “nationalist” Right cementing their hold on Government as a reward.

I saw a piece from a British commentator recently positing that the “Hard Brexit”/”Crashout” outcome: far from being the worst-case scenario those [wasted] years of negotiation was ostensibly designed to avoid, was rather the desired outcome all along: The economic hardships that almost everyone agrees a Hard Brexit would engender were/are an irrelevancy: because the politicians stage-managing the Leave want to be able to exploit those hardships for political gain. And sadly, it looks like they are going to succeed. In the short run, anyway.

* Much like Trump over here, harping on the “illegal immigration” issue

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:15:43am

re: #266 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Could also be that these people are fairly clueless as to the symbolism, aware at best that it is something “American”, or a factory reject purchased for a few rupees at a bazaar.

It’s an attractive looking design as well - assuming you don’t know the underlying symbolism. And you can say the same for SS uniforms - black/silver and well tailored.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:16:18am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

I liked John Astin as Gomez - I grew up watching The Addams Family on TV reruns - but for me, Raul Julia absolutely nailed it.

Ayep, same here. Watched the series in reruns on Nick at Nite (wasn’t much else to watch at night on 90s-era cable), but remember loving the films when they were in theaters.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:17:54am

re: #266 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Could also be that these people are fairly clueless as to the symbolism, aware at best that it is something “American”, or a factory reject purchased for a few rupees at a bazaar.

Well, yes, those are pretty obvious possibilities, though the comments (and the post itself) indicate that knowledge of the symbolism is fairly widespread in India. I don’t actually believe someone is paying random folk to spread the Lost Cause” in Indi: My comment about out-sourcing wasn’t meant to be taken literally.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:18:15am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Ayep, same here. Watched the series in reruns on Nick at Nite (wasn’t much else to watch at night on 90s-era cable), but remember loving the films when they were in theaters.

Of the films with Raul Julia, for me, the second one was perfect. One of the best and funniest films I’d seen in a long time, with a pitch-perfect cast and a sharp script.

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Jay C  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:18:23am

re: #279 DangerMan

CNN’s Jake Tapper on August 2 quoted a “senior national security official” as saying: “Everyone at this point ignores what the president says and just does their job. The American people should take some measure of confidence in that.”

WTF? SRSLY??

So iow, a number of folks in the US Government know and acknowledge that the incumbent POTUS (the most powerful/influential leader in the world) is an unfit, incompetent moron and a national disgrace: and we’re meant to be reassured by the statement that governmental stuff is going to mainly (or only) get done by people ignoring him?

Oh yeah: that REALLY installs a sense of “confidence”…. ///

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:18:30am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

I liked John Astin as Gomez - I grew up watching The Addams Family on TV reruns - but for me, Raul Julia absolutely nailed it.

Julia nailed it as well, and brought a more active maniacal energy to it than how Astin usually played it. Different takes on the same character and both did it quite well.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:24:30am

caveat: i have not read anything other than seen the headline trump retweeted the clinton conspiracy w/r/t epstein

seems to me trump doesnt realize he’s saying that ‘the clinton’s’ (or whoever did this if not actually suicide) were smarter than trumps own DOJ, headed by his personal attorney Barr

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:28:34am

Ok some smart people have noticed this

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:29:34am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:29:42am

re: #292 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Well, yes, those are pretty obvious possibilities, though the comments (and the post itself) indicate that knowledge of the symbolism is fairly widespread in India. I don’t actually believe someone is paying random folk to spread the Lost Cause” in Indi: My comment about out-sourcing wasn’t meant to be taken literally.

At least several hundred thousand Indians have links to the Southern states through the H1B visas and immigrant families. Diffusion spreads both ways.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:30:09am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:33:26am

re: #300 DangerMan

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He is disgracing the Presidency tweet by tweet.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:33:29am

re: #297 DangerMan

Ok some smart people have noticed this

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Which is why the wingnuts are onboard with demanding a DOJ investigation, because they think that it can’t possibly lead to any other conclusion other than the Clintons being in some way involved.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:36:29am

re: #280 lawhawk

And yet, that is a massive erosion of the entire US Government, the chain of command, and the GOP are fine with that, because they’re using the sabotage and erosion of the government to fuel their next round of tax cuts that they will inevitably demand.

Which might be fine, except evil people are getting put in positions of leadership and doing real damage as well.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:37:55am

re: #193 Targetpractice

Unless they found a way to resurrect Raúl Juliá, it just won’t have the same charm.

Cast changes at Hamilton must be really disturbing.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:39:08am

re: #294 Jay C

WTF? SRSLY??

So iow, a number of folks in the US Government know and acknowledge that the incumbent POTUS (the most powerful/influential leader in the world) is an unfit, incompetent moron and a national disgrace: and we’re meant to be reassured by the statement that governmental stuff is going to mainly (or only) get done by people ignoring him?

Oh yeah: that REALLY installs a sense of “confidence”…. ///

Might as well rejoice in the momentum of a lumbering bureaucracy. For the next 18 months that’s all we’ve got.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:40:52am

MAGAmorons
Hold our ak-47s…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:43:14am

re: #306 DangerMan

Dear Mister Walsh,
You are beginning to sound like a rational person. Please stop.
Sincerely,

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 6:56:19am

Following up on the earlier posting about the new Brexit commemorative coin - it is of course being lampooned:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:01:46am

re: #308 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Following up on the earlier posting about the new Brexit commemorative coin - it is of course being lampooned:

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They really have learned the art of the grift.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:05:39am

re: #210 Belafon

Stalin was able to make people more and more scared of him. Trump isn’t doing that.

Tell that to undocumented people living in fear of the Gestapo ICE!

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:06:50am

re: #279 DangerMan

i’d say frum nails this one pretty good

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

Except the entire party kowtows to him and seems to have no problem with his dismantling of the State Department and undermining our intelligence agencies.

But cosmic joke or no cosmic joke, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. You may not like it. I don’t like it. Mike Pompeo doesn’t like it. Mitch McConnell doesn’t like it. Kevin McCarthy doesn’t like it. But it’s still a fact, and each succeeding outrage makes it no less a fact.

Please, Frum, they are complicit and completely fine with him. They know that if he goes down, the press will immediately rehabilitate them and treat them as though they merit respect, when they are the ones who have provided him the freedom and leverage to wreck this nation. Frum is just another “never-Trumper” who believes that Trump was not a natural by-product of the RW ideology and that the problem is his style, not the Republican substance.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:08:16am

re: #310 Joe Bacon 🌹

Tell that to undocumented people living in fear of the Gestapo ICE!

Have to agree with Joe here. Immigrants are petrified of Trump’s goon squads.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:10:38am

re: #311 Hecuba’s daughter

Except the entire party kowtows to him and seems to have no problem with his dismantling of the State Department and undermining our intelligence agencies.

Please, Frum, they are complicit and completely fine with him. They know that if he goes down, the press will immediately rehabilitate them and treat them as though they merit respect, when they are the ones who have provided him the freedom and leverage to wreck this nation. Frum is just another “never-Trumper” who believes that Trump was not a natural by-product of the RW ideology and that the problem is his style, not the Republican substance.

Yeah Frum is making excuses. These guys all serve Trump happily because he gives them what the GOP ultimately wants: unchecked power, right wing hacks on the federal bench, & tax cuts for their donor base.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:10:42am

Okay, I really want to know if these Mississippi food processing plants that were raided donated to Trump’s campaign., The companies are Koch Foods, and Peco. Anyone know where to find this information?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:14:12am

re: #314 Ace Rothstein

Okay, I really want to know if these Mississippi food processing plants that were raided donated to Trump’s campaign., The companies are Koch Foods, and Peco. Anyone know where to find this information?

FEC website would I think. Find out Peco and Koch Foods executives names and search em.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:16:44am

re: #294 Jay C

WTF? SRSLY??

So iow, a number of folks in the US Government know and acknowledge that the incumbent POTUS (the most powerful/influential leader in the world) is an unfit, incompetent moron and a national disgrace: and we’re meant to be reassured by the statement that governmental stuff is going to mainly (or only) get done by people ignoring him?

Oh yeah: that REALLY installs a sense of “confidence”…. ///

Of course, the normal Republican policies implemented under this administration are destroying the environment, workers’ rights, health care, etc. And let’s recall that anonymous NYTimes opinion piece (probably written by someone long gone) that the administration contained officials who were protecting us — this is a farce to reassure us that there remain sane, decent, competent people in this administration. Sorry — Coats was the last of them — there is no one left who is sane, decent, and competent.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:18:31am

re: #315 HappyWarrior

Koch Foods is based in Chicago. The CEO is Joseph Grendys.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:19:51am

re: #317 Ace Rothstein

Koch Foods is based in Chicago. The CEO is Joseph Grendys.

Ok awesome. That’s a rare name. I’ll look in the FEC.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:22:03am

re: #317 Ace Rothstein

Peco Foods CEO is Mark Hickman. The company is based in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:22:25am

Only found donations to the National Chicken Council.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:23:36am

re: #320 HappyWarrior

Only found donations to the National Chicken Council.

That would be Trump’s veterans’ group.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:23:56am

re: #314 Ace Rothstein

Okay, I really want to know if these Mississippi food processing plants that were raided donated to Trump’s campaign., The companies are Koch Foods, and Peco. Anyone know where to find this information?

Their way of avoiding paying their workers and getting rid of those who may have been asking for rights. The next set of undocumented workers they hire will be much more submissive to avoid deportation. Those who support Trump but don’t want to be tarred with the racism charge love that Trump policies silence workers.

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jeffreyw  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:24:41am

Good morning!

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:26:02am

Peco is actually pretty light when it comes to donations, though 94% of them go to Republicans. They’ve donated only about $103,000 since 1990. Maybe they got raided for not kicking up enough.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:26:38am

Hickman has a lot of political donations. Mostly to Republicans but not seeing Trump.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:27:13am

re: #325 HappyWarrior

Correct. I noticed the same.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:29:39am

Grendys all Republican donations. Nothing to Trump that I see.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:30:17am

re: #326 Ace Rothstein

Correct. I noticed the same.

Also Koch Foods from what I see isn’t related to Koch Industries of the Koch Bros fame.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:30:54am
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:31:19am

re: #325 HappyWarrior

re: #327 Ace Rothstein

I think a lot of us are going to see donations to local R’s but very little to DT if anything.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:32:05am

re: #328 HappyWarrior

Also Koch Foods from what I see isn’t related to Koch Industries of the Koch Bros fame.

Got to keep our Kochs straight.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:34:32am

re: #95 danarchy

Well technically he didn’t plead guilty to rape either. He plead to a lesser charge of injury to a minor. If they said he plead guilty to rape it would have been an incorrect headline. If they said he plead guilty to injury to a minor it may not convey exactly what that injury was. So they split the difference and used a non legal term that described what he did to lead to the plea.

Don’t care what he agreed to plea to.
We know it’s always less so without context its misdirection

What was he arrested for
What did he do? (Rhetorical)

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:35:06am

re: #328 HappyWarrior

Correct. It’s pronounced “cook.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:35:06am

re: #329 goddamnedfrank

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If he can’t fucking do his job, he needs to resign and apologize for wasting our time.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:35:59am

re: #333 Ace Rothstein

Correct. It’s pronounced “cook.”

And “Bucket” is pronounced “Bouquet”.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:37:22am

re: #335 Decatur Deb

lol. :)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:39:18am

re: #336 PhillyPretzel

Have you seen Young Hyacinth? Delightful, but short-lived.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:42:13am

re: #337 Decatur Deb

No I did not. I probably watching Downton Abbey. And tonight the local PBS station has Poldark. They are preparing for the next season which is supposed to start soon.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:44:44am

re: #338 PhillyPretzel

No I did not. I probably watching Downton Abbey. And tonight the local PBS station has Poldark. They are preparing for the next season which is supposed to start soon.

It’s on BritBox, under Amazon Prime. One short season a few years ago. Hyacinth and her 3 sisters (all named for flowers) tend their father, a drunken canal lock-keeper.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:45:18am

The foaming of far-right continues:

Norway mosque shooting an ‘attempted act of terror’

The shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an “attempted act of terror”, Norwegian police said Sunday, with the suspect appearing to harbour far-right, anti-immigrant views.

[…]

Skjold said the investigation had shown that the man appeared to hold “far-right” and “anti-immigrant” views.

[…]

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:46:06am

re: #339 Decatur Deb

I will keep that in mind. Thanks.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:47:23am

re: #340 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The foaming of far-right continues:

Norway mosque shooting an ‘attempted act of terror’

This is our new reality I fear.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:47:46am

Farm bankruptcies up 15%, but the farmers will still vote for Trump to own the libs.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:48:04am

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹🎃

In other words:
a) There is no conclusion to this study
b) Every place which has legalised maryjane has put an age limit for adults

en.wikipedia.org

That is the source of the study.

(Self reporting is the least-reliable method of collecting data on a study.)

Laura Ingraham is citing a study from last year conducted on 7th graders in Montreal. She does not cite the source material, only WebMD
webmd.com
and WebMD also does not cite the study in question, just sumarises it without linking to the original paper or data.

In other words, the study is questionable and her story is fear-mongering.

Studies on Schedule One substances are really hard to do, nevertheless there is credible evidence of links between Cannabis use and psychosis. The fact that Laura Ingraham is touting the idea (and picked the wrong study — there are credible ones out there) doesn’t change that.

Unfortunately, a century of fearmongering, plus users’ wishful thinking about the ultimate safe high are adding to the problem of schedule one testing to muddy the waters.

This isn’t an argument against marijuana altogether, or even against recreational use — every drug has side effects, and people vary greatly in their reactions to them. But we need to be aware that these problems are out there.

After all, if hooch weren’t potent, we wouldn’t be using it.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:50:17am

re: #137 teleskiguy

Oh noes!!! The Mooch has been repeatedly run over by a bus.

[Embedded content]

.”….other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence”

Done more what?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:51:48am

re: #345 DangerMan

.”….other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence”

Done more what?

Damage to the Presidency. Seriously this just tells you how petty Trump is. He can’t take any criticism even from boot licks like Mooch.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:51:59am

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

Just gonna throw out there that Jeffrey Epstein can both have committed suicide and there could have been a deliberate effort to let him commit suicide, motivated by what he might say (whether or not it was truthful). The dude’s mere existence posed a plausible threat to a lot of powerful people, including the President whose DOJ had him in custody. It’s not a conspiracy theory to simply acknowledge these facts.

Given the previous suicide attempt Epstein should have been watched very carefully. Yet, he wasn’t. I’ll close with this:

It’s not a conspiracy theory if it’s true

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:52:36am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:53:21am

The American right is such a cesspool. Checked the Fox News website story on the Norway mosque shooting… and sure enough the terrorist is being lauded.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:55:07am

re: #349 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The American right is such a cesspool. Checked the Fox News website story on the Norway mosque shooting… and sure enough the terrorist is being lauded.

Of course.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:55:40am

re: #163 electrotek

[Embedded content]As if voting for the alternative was a better option.

*facepalm

It would have been for Jimmy

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:58:37am

re: #351 DangerMan

It would have been for Jimmy

The crap about HRC being this awful warmonger is revisionist bs.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 7:59:00am

re: #179 Anymouse 🌹🎃

[Embedded content]

(more like that in response)

Erick:. Shoplifting. —-> death penalty
Don’t break the law

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:07:23am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

What’ll really get the Congressional Republicans scared to death is if these mass shootings start becoming a daily occurrence.

An average of more than one a day is…daily. /s(1/2)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:10:13am

re: #345 DangerMan

.”….other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence”

Done more what?

Divots.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:14:35am

re: #281 Decatur Deb

Two years ago I was certain the GOP would realize what a disaster he was, and revolt to save themselves and the country. But I was much younger, then.

In some perverted way they decided hitching themselves to this was a better move

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:15:57am

re: #345 DangerMan

.”….other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence”

Done more what?

Fresh Hells every morning.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:19:54am

re: #313 HappyWarrior

Yeah Frum is making excuses. These guys all serve Trump happily because he gives them what the GOP ultimately wants: unchecked power, right wing hacks on the federal bench, & tax cuts for their donor base.

I guess my view is both can be true at the same time
Everyone knows he’s an incompetent ass
And they’re all exploiting it for all it’s worth

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Old Liberal  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:20:11am

re: #356 DangerMan

In some perverted way they decided hitching themselves to this was a better move

I think they believe they’ll have plausible deniability. That is why i advocate shunning to eliminate the future “i didn’t know” bullshit. You knew, i cut you off over your bullshit and you know it.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:22:29am

re: #312 HappyWarrior

Have to agree with Joe here. Immigrants are petrified of Trump’s goon squads.

The ignorance of Stalin’s rule and methods that this suggests is staggering. False equivalence does not serve us.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:22:55am

re: #359 Old Liberal

I think they believe they’ll have plausible deniability. That is why i advocate shunning to eliminate the future “i didn’t know” bullshit. You knew, i cut you off over your bullshit and you know it.

Not calling for Nuremberg (yet), but there should be an explicit effort to document these years in granular detail.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:23:15am
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:24:39am

re: #323 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Pretty, but where are the birbs?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:24:47am

re: #360 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

The ignorance of Stalin’s rule and methods that this suggests is staggering. False equivalence does not serve us.

How so? Immigrant communities are definitely scared. I didn’t say this was like Stalin. Just that immigrant communities are legitimately scared.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:25:24am

re: #362 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Ivanka Antoinette may be the second worst person in that family.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:25:32am

Cruel. So unnecessarily cruel.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:25:48am

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Damage to the Presidency. Seriously this just tells you how petty Trump is. He can’t take any criticism even from boot licks like Mooch.

And no one mentions who hired him
Only the best

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:26:34am

re: #366 Patricia Kayden

It’s idiotic to poison predators who keep rodents under control.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:27:31am

Fools like Rick Perry go around shooting coyotes to brag about it when he could have driven it off by waving his arms.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:27:31am

re: #355 Decatur Deb

Divots.

Yeouch

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:28:18am

re: #367 DangerMan

And no one mentions who hired him
Only the best

Of course. He’s the opposite of the buck stops here. He never takes responsibility for mistakes but always will take credit for things he had notta to do with.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:28:42am

re: #366 Patricia Kayden

Cruel. So unnecessarily cruel.

[Embedded content]

Cruel and stupid.

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:29:45am

re: #359 Old Liberal

I think they believe they’ll have plausible deniability. That is why i advocate shunning to eliminate the future “i didn’t know” bullshit. You knew, i cut you off over your bullshit and you know it.

You’re right
They don’t
Silence, deafening silence is complicity
Lack of action any action, complicity

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:32:58am

re: #297 DangerMan

Ok some smart people have noticed this

The Clinton conspiracy being pushed by the right implicitly admits that two senior citizen relics are more powerful than Trump, his entire administration and his Department of Justice. Just an insanely funny own goal.

It is some truly evil genius, because now that Twitter and the Internet area buzz with Clinton Conspiracy theories, and “trending on Twitter” is a news item in and of itself, the attention and pressure is off Trump to own up to his own connections to Epstein in his playboy past.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:32:59am

How Bunny Rabbits Took Over Australia — And What The Government Is Doing About It
Thanks to one bored 19th century hunter, Australia has a massive rabbit problem.
allthatsinteresting.com

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:34:17am

re: #364 HappyWarrior

How so? Immigrant communities are definitely scared. I didn’t say this was like Stalin. Just that immigrant communities are legitimately scared.

It suggests an equivalency between our situation and the Terror. Poe’s law applies.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:35:33am

re: #376 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

It suggests an equivalency between our situation and the Terror. Poe’s law applies.

By bringing up the mere word fear? That’s all I said. I didn’t use any historical reference.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:36:35am
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:37:41am

re: #378 DodgerFan1988

“Only LOSERS compete in sissy Euro sports like FENCING!”

Trump in five minutes.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:39:18am

re: #376 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

It suggests an equivalency between our situation and the Terror. Poe’s law applies.

I’m seeing what you mean. I just disagreed with Belafon’s premise that people aren’t afraid of Trump. I think immigrant communities are.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:40:28am

re: #379 Ace Rothstein

Fencing is a “sissy” sport? Oy Vey. ::: shakes head and walks away :::

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:41:01am

re: #381 PhillyPretzel

Fencing is a “sissy” sport? Oy Vey. ::: shakes head and walks away :::

Heh Trump hasn’t said that…..yet

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DangerMan  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:41:15am

re: #379 Ace Rothstein

“Only LOSERS compete in sissy Euro sports like FENCING!”

Trump in five minutes.

I started fencing when I was 10..1968
I was in 4 clubs…all there was in those days
Taught basics for 2 or 3 years
All the way through college

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:41:19am

re: #381 PhillyPretzel

Personally, I think it’s bad ass.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:42:22am

re: #382 HappyWarrior

I know that and DT is almost sure to say it.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:42:30am

re: #381 PhillyPretzel

Fencing is a “sissy” sport? Oy Vey. ::: shakes head and walks away :::

My son competed in fencing for a while. I’m sorry he didn’t find it more interesting. At age 11 he was putting bruises on some of the adults he fenced with. With a foil.

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retired cynic  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:45:44am

re: #256 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I know a couple who moved from Germany back to Ireland to raise their kids because they thought it would be a more wholesome and nurturing environment for them.

Ditto. I know a couple who moved from the Netherlands to Ireland, where they started a Nursery specializing in local natural plants.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:48:11am

re: #310 Joe Bacon 🌹

Tell that to undocumented people living in fear of the Gestapo ICE!

Yes, but they don’t get to vote, and they can’t come out of the shadows.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:48:54am

re: #314 Ace Rothstein

Okay, I really want to know if these Mississippi food processing plants that were raided donated to Trump’s campaign., The companies are Koch Foods, and Peco. Anyone know where to find this information?

The workers were complaining about working conditions.

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Old Liberal  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:55:22am

re: #389 Belafon

The workers were complaining about working conditions.

It would be interesting to know if trucks arrived that day delivering birds. Would be a sign that ownership coordinated with ICE if inventory was already diverted elsewhere. Wouldn’t want to disrupt the money flow.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:56:06am

re: #385 PhillyPretzel

I know that and DT is almost sure to say it.

He’s the worst.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:56:41am

re: #368 jaunte

The coyotes can also keep feral cats in check.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:57:08am

re: #387 retired cynic

Ditto. I know a couple who moved from the Netherlands to Ireland, where they started a Nursery specializing in local natural plants.

I really like the Irish people. Friendly, good sense of humor, & know a good time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 8:59:13am

re: #393 HappyWarrior

I really like the Irish people. Friendly, good sense of humor, & know a good time.

Just that they have trouble organizing a piss-up in a brewery…

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:01:44am

My point about the difference, which I’m doing poorly is this: Stalin took over the entire political system. He scared everyone into supporting him at least outwardly. People here are scared, and rightfully so, but their fear is not causing people that didn’t already vote GOP to turn to him. In fact, we had a massive, woman base election because of him.

Republicans backing him are doing it for one reason: loss of power. Whether that is white supremacy, male superiority, or just unregulated capitalism, they’re backing him because he’s what that party has become.

But I’m never going to support him.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:01:53am

Just checked yesterday’s mail—“personal” letters from Melania Trump and Gabby Giffords. Somebody’s micro-targeting is jacked.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:07:08am

re: #396 Decatur Deb

I got one from Melania yesterday. I put it in the trash where it belongs.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:09:53am
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:10:59am

re: #398 Belafon

Smart dog. :)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:11:14am

re: #353 DangerMan

Erick:. Shoplifting. —-> death penalty
Don’t break the law

It goes back to one of the question on that political quiz that {mumble} posted which asked about punishment versus rehabilitation as the focus of justice; I came in on the quiz at, I seem to have become even more radical in my dotage:

Eric son of Eric (and most of the current right wing) doesn’t believe in anything but punishment when it comes to sentencing. Their whole focus on fixing problems is cruelty, see depoting parents on the first day of school.

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:14:27am

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yup, a cool feature, you pull the trigger, load a round into the chamber, cock the hammer and it fires.

The **** didn’t even look up to see what he shot. Hope he doesn’t have upstars neighbours.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:16:53am

re: #392 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The coyotes can also keep feral cats in check.

I wish we still had predatory animals in the DMV. Keep the damn deer under control.

Help with the feral children, too. Survival of the smartest and all that.
/s, I guess

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:24:00am

Thread:

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plansbandc  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:36:52am

re: #281 Decatur Deb

Republicans, even those who know what’s happening:

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:38:58am

re: #404 plansbandc

To own the libs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:48:30am
407
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:51:05am

jeebus

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Old Liberal  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:51:11am

I don’t know why, but I can’t believe that republican senators are ok with drumpf destroying the intelligence community and civilian leadership in the Pentagon. But they are allowing it. There is no longer reasonable republicans, only reactionaries.

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plansbandc  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:51:33am

re: #365 HappyWarrior

I think she has the potential to be the worst. If she had the power her father has, she would be way worse.

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plansbandc  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:52:57am

re: #366 Patricia Kayden

This infuriates me.

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:53:54am

re: #279 DangerMan

Their job appears to be implementing every single thing Trump wants, so I take no solace in that anonymous quote.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:55:02am
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ckkatz  Aug 11, 2019 • 9:57:16am

re: #402 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I wish we still had predatory animals in the DMV. Keep the damn deer under control.

Help with the feral children, too. Survival of the smartest and all that.
/s, I guess

Well, we do have coyotes in the DMV(District, Maryland, Virginia). And even the occasional black bear. (Usually when a young inexperienced bear makes a wrong turn from the Appalachians; Wanders southeast along the Potomac River and ends up in suburbia.)

Our major predator, though, is the automobile.But I suspect that feral children do rank up there on the predator list.

Hmm, just got the note “You are next”. Fortunately it is about a package delivery. Otherwise I might be a bit anxious.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:00:04am
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mmmirele  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:00:34am

re: #400 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Looks like that’s where I fall, too:

Economic Left/Right: -7.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.31

I wish they’d ask demographic questions. For the record: white, female, single, middle-aged, two university degrees, gainfully employed at a quintessentially capitalist enterprise (bank), homeowner. But also protests churches on Sunday. I suspect my “female, single, university degrees” outweighs other factors. Many of my friends are female, single and have university degrees, some have kids and pretty much to a woman, they have financial issues. There’s a lot of “there but the grace of God go I” here.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:02:00am

re: #415 mmmirele

You have a link for this?

417
Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:02:55am

re: #339 Decatur Deb

It’s on BritBox, under Amazon Prime. One short season a few years ago. Hyacinth and her 3 sisters (all named for flowers) tend their father, a drunken canal lock-keeper.

I worked in Houston with a gal named Hyacinth. She was from Louisiana and was a hell of a cook. She was skinny as a rail. She would bring in crock pots of food and put them in the breakroom for everyone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:03:19am
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mmmirele  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:04:40am

re: #416 Ace Rothstein

You have a link for this?

politicalcompass.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:04:56am
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:05:37am

re: #419 mmmirele

Thank you.

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:10:32am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

They missed one in my area back in June that killed five people. That one got zero out of area media coverage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:10:39am
425
PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:14:21am

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

What brand of airplane glue is Jordan sniffing? I want to avoid it. That tweet is nuts.

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jeffreyw  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:17:03am

re: #363 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:19:06am

re: #426 jeffreyw

Clear the decks I have arrived.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:21:02am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:21:58am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:22:58am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:26:06am
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:27:39am

re: #430 The Pie Overlord!

Spot on.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:29:11am

re: #428 Backwoods_Sleuth

That smarmy felon is clearly still suffering from PTSD from the time Laura Ingraham stuck a garden hose in the mail slot at his house, turned it on, and flooded it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:29:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:30:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:31:27am

re: #428 Backwoods_Sleuth

This kid is well dressed, with pizza & a soft drink. There are tens of millions of kids in places like Mumbai who have none of this. It was to put her chances ahead of theirs that her parents broke the law. So I feel sorry for what this kid’s parents did to her

The sub-text is that “people like this” do not deserve a soda and pizza from us and should be grateful for whatever little they get.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:32:04am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:32:54am

re: #436 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The sub-text is that “people like this” do not deserve a soda and pizza from us and should be grateful for whatever little they get.

When I was a kid my mother warned me not to waste paper because children in India had to write on their knees.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:35:14am

No tweets from the Narcissist in Chief today?

Stupid fucker is golfing again, isn’t he?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:37:41am

re: #437 Charles Johnson

Both siderism sucks, doesn’t it?

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ericblair  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:43:20am

re: #440 Eclectic Cyborg

Both siderism sucks, doesn’t it?

Not quite the same thing, but: in general, plan A of propaganda is for you to believe anything the propagandist tells you. Plan B is for you to believe nothing anybody tells you, and sit in your apartment doing nothing for anybody with a cynical smirk on your face.

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plansbandc  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:43:53am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:47:28am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 11, 2019 • 10:53:29am

re: #398 Belafon

Jerry needs no help playing fetch:

Jerry needs no help playing with his ball.

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Mattand  Aug 11, 2019 • 11:04:13am

re: #400 Colère Tueur de Lapin

re: #415 mmmirele

I keep seeing that test and curiosity got the better of me. I came out with the same result as your folks. Apparently I’m more of a hippie than I realized.

Some of the questions, though: oof. In order to get the opposite of what we got, you have to answer affirmative on some ones that seemed designed to say “So, how down are you really with eugenics and white supremacy?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2019 • 11:18:44am

re: #418 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did that conclusion come from the science or the administration? Because from what I understand of the issue from the science POV (and I work very close to the people who do regulatory plant biotechnology) the causative correlation is not that strong. The regulatory science at FDA and EPA has not been totally corrupted. But again, it depends on how the decision was made; science or pure business.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2019 • 11:23:29am

re: #446 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Did that conclusion come from the science or the administration? Because from what I understand of the issue from the science POV (and I work very close to the people who do regulatory plant biotechnology) the causative correlation is not that strong. The regulatory science at FDA and EPA has not been totally corrupted. But again, it depends on how the decision was made; science or pure business.

from the article:

The Trump administration has told companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a decision targeted at a California regulation that requires labels to warn consumers that the Roundup ingredient is potentially cancer-causing.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical, marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup, is currently the focus of lawsuits from thousands of consumers alleging it caused their cancers.

Such labels are “irresponsible,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. He cited the EPA’s conclusions that the chemical doesn’t represent a cancer risk.

The decision from the EPA highlights the growing debate over the safety of glyphosate, with scientific research often reaching contradictory conclusions. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has said that the chemical is “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” yet on the other side of the debate are studies that refute reports of glyphosate’s risks, such as a long-term study of agricultural workers that didn’t find a link between Roundup and cancer.

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John Hughes  Aug 11, 2019 • 3:50:41pm

re: #260 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Modi.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2019 • 4:19:40pm

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Oh ffs. Just shut up.


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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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