The Bob Cesca Podcast: Thawed Out Eurodisco Vampire

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Thawed Out Eurodisco Vampire — NSFW! ‘TRex’ David Ferguson is here; No Jody today due to technical difficulties; Our 1000th Patreon subscriber gets to be on the show; Trump loves trucks and cranes; The Trump Recession is on the way; Inverted Yield Curve; Trump vs Obama on the economy; Russia is influencing Congress by investing in congressional districts; Pentagon report says ISIS has returned due to Trump policies; Eric Trump and the Popcorn Poll; With music by Prehab and Well-Known Strangers; and more!

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359 comments

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Belafon  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:37:49pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:46:38pm

re: #1 Belafon

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of BernieBros cried out in impotent rage and suddenly shit themselves.”

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mmmirele  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:50:14pm

I’m reading a book right now called “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South” by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. It is a tough read.

Women of the South were not sweet ignorant Southern belles who raced in and told their fathers/husbands/brothers/overseers to stop beating the slaves so hard. No, these women went to great lengths to preserve their ownership of slaves separate from male family members or husbands by taking relatives or husbands to court to assert claim over their human chattel. Previous scholarly work had assumed married women’s property had been subsumed into that of the husband under the doctrine of coverture, but courts of equity would often undo coverture in the light of wills, deeds of trust, bills of sale and other conveyances. And while this was good for women’s rights in general, that it came about because of slave ownership is pretty sickening.

And women slave owners had no problem beating hell out of their slaves, either.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:57:40pm

Looks like a potential fraud scandal is brewing regarding General Electric.

GE’s share price tanked after Madoff whistleblower claimed company is engaging in accounting fraud worth $38bn.

The whistleblower who called out Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has accused General Electric of wide-scale fraud in a move that has sent the conglomerate’s share price into a tailspin.

In a report titled ‘General Electric, a Bigger Fraud Than Enron’, investigator Harry Markopolos claims GE is engaging in accounting fraud worth $38bn. He said GE is heading for bankruptcy and is hiding $29bn in long-term care losses.

“GE’s $38bn in accounting fraud amounts to over 40% of GE’s market capitalization, making it far more serious than either the Enron or WorldCom accounting frauds,” he writes, referencing two of the largest corporate accounting scandals in history.

GE’s share price sank close to 15% after the report was released.

theguardian.com

JFC, GE going bust for pulling an Enron? Just………damn. That’s hard to imagine.

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plansbandc  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:58:17pm

re: #3 mmmirele

Guess it’s not so surprising that all those “educated” white women voted for the racist in chief. Cut from the same cloth.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:58:21pm

It is satisfying to see Trump’s polling in the Morning Consult poll dropping across the nation.

Wyoming was the state which was most “Trumpy” at the start of his term, at +40. Now it’s +21. That isn’t exactly a promising state for the Democrats, but that is quite an erosion for a virtual one-party state.

The most “Trumpy” state currently is Alabama, at +26 (down from +36).

Pinks and reds are where he is in the minus column against Gen Eric Democrat. Blues are where he’s above water. Texas went from +21 to +6 (not quite a swing state, but certainly a concern for the GOP).

Every place which has become a virtual toss-up (like my state) is a place the GOP will either have to spend money to hold, or sacrifice to hold Texas.

If it was just two states (Nebraska with five electoral votes versus Texas with thirty-six) the math would be simple: Sacrifice Nebraska to hold Texas. But the huge pile of states which are looking bad (Iowa six electoral votes from +9 to -11) means hanging on to Texas is going to be damn costly for the GOP.

Of course, polling this far out is mostly inside baseball for political junkies. The overall trend is clear though, the combination of the normal loss of confidence in an incumbent coupled with the stunning incompetence of the same incumbent.

His incredible coat tails also have to have the GOP at least a little worried about the Senate. (Nearly everyone he endorses gorks on election day.)

The slide bar shows how he has sunk in polling gradually since he was inaugurated.
morningconsult.com

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Dread Pirate  Aug 15, 2019 • 8:58:37pm
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Belafon  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:03:16pm

re: #4 Dr Lizardo

Looks like a potential fraud scandal is brewing regarding General Electric.

theguardian.com

JFC, GE going bust for pulling an Enron? Just………damn. That’s hard to imagine.

I want to hear from some other sources first. I’m just a bit wary of someone like this nailing two scandals like this.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:05:13pm

re: #8 Belafon

Has GE denied it?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:06:22pm

re: #5 plansbandc

Guess it’s not so surprising that all those “educated” white women voted for the racist in chief. Cut from the same cloth.

As I’ve noted in my township (curiously named the same as my town), out of the roughly six hundred votes cast here, eight went for Hillary Clinton.

At least as far as politics goes, education doesn’t mean a whole lot in voting. The neighbour lady behind my house has a sixth-grade education and voted for Trump. The overwhelming majority of my town has college degrees and voted for Trump.

My wife voted for Clinton with her two degrees, but I don’t know who the other six people who did were (I guess they’re keeping their heads down). Maybe it was just the people with high school diplomas like me?

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teleskiguy  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:07:24pm

All this polling showing Fuckface Von Clownstick underwater is comforting and all, but

Well, let’s not start suckin’ each other’s dicks quite yet | PULP FICTION

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:09:04pm

re: #8 Belafon

I want to hear from some other sources first. I’m just a bit wary of someone like this nailing two scandals like this.

Same here. It needs to be investigated/confirmed by an independent third party, someone with no skin in the game (as the saying goes).

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danarchy  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:11:32pm

re: #8 Belafon

I want to hear from some other sources first. I’m just a bit wary of someone like this nailing two scandals like this.

Preferably one that isn’t working for a hedge fund shorting GE stock. I know GE has problems with their insurance business and pension fund etc. so maybe it’s as bad as he says, but it would be good to hear it from someone who isn’t quite so invested in GE stock tanking.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:11:41pm

re: #8 Belafon

I want to hear from some other sources first. I’m just a bit wary of someone like this nailing two scandals like this.

A claim of accounting fraud to the tune of $38 billion is quite a claim.

However, the SEC is investigating fraud claims against GE already.

Their stock continues to sink.

This could be that low spot investors say where people like me should pick up shares. On the other hand, this could be that spot where investors say that to milk money out of the poor and middle class as a company sinks.

I know just enough about the intricacies of finance and investment to stay out of it.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:12:38pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

LOL

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:15:23pm

re: #14 Anymouse 🌹🎃

If they’re being investigated by the SEC for fraud, I’d stay the hell away from them, regardless of these new fraud allegations.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:15:31pm

re: #9 Ace Rothstein

Has GE denied it?

It’s not true until it’s been officially denied. /s

GE denies Bernie Madoff whistleblower’s accusation of fraudulent accounting (FOX Business)

Whelp, it’s official. Not only did they deny it, it was reported on FOX.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:22:22pm

Labor Department moves ahead with plans to expand religious exemptions for hiring and firing. A gay-rights group notes this would allow taxpayer-funded discrimination.

Not being able to sign statements of faith (as wanted by many small business owners) would permit discrimination against Christians of different denominations, other faiths, and atheists.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:22:29pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It’s not true until it’s been officially denied. /s

GE denies Bernie Madoff whistleblower’s accusation of fraudulent accounting (FOX Business)

Whelp, it’s official. Not only did they deny it, it was reported on FOX.

IIRC, Enron was denying it right to the end. I think that was even parodied in a Jim Carrey film - his character is a guest on one of the TV market watch programs, and while he’s saying it’s all cool, on the side of the screen, you can watch the stock price shrink to zero.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:23:04pm

Off to work - back later.

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austin_blue  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:26:54pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate

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They ended up in Louisiana. I worked with Cajuns for several years in the oil field. Some of the smartest and most dedicated men with which I have ever worked. Lovely people, generous and kind, unless you insulted them. Many did, calling them coonasses. They didn’t take kindly to it. They are fiercely proud of their culture.

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Belafon  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:28:18pm

re: #9 Ace Rothstein

Has GE denied it?

Yes, and I generally don’t take those all that seriously either.

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:28:52pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Labor Department moves ahead with plans to expand religious exemptions for hiring and firing. A gay-rights group notes this would allow taxpayer-funded discrimination.

Not being able to sign statements of faith (as wanted by many small business owners) would permit discrimination against Christians of different denominations, other faiths, and atheists.

It’s like they sense that the end is coming and so feel liberated to cram as much shit in as possible before next November…

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Belafon  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:30:33pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

It’s like they sense that the end is coming and so feel liberated to cram as much shit in as possible before next November…

They think these will prevent them from losing.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:36:00pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

Labor Department moves ahead with plans to expand religious exemptions for hiring and firing

“i’m sorry, the employee handbook makes it quite clear that you sacrifice a live goat to ba’al every friday”

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austin_blue  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:37:41pm

re: #22 Belafon

Yes, and I generally don’t take those all that seriously either.

This is certainly about GE Capital, a division of the company that has had rumors floating around it since at least 2008. There is a reason GE stock, despite the fact that the company makes a solid profit every year, has had a distinct lag in it’s stock value.

There’s a rotting skeleton in it’s closet, and it appears someone has found the key that opens that reeking door.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:37:42pm

re: #19 Dr Lizardo

IIRC, Enron was denying it right to the end. I think that was even parodied in a Jim Carrey film - his character is a guest on one of the TV market watch programs, and while he’s saying it’s all cool, on the side of the screen, you can watch the stock price shrink to zero.

Globodyne clip (2:37) with Jim Carrey being interviewed, along with Ralph Nadar, as the stock tanks to zero.

VP of communication in trouble

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:39:44pm

re: #24 Belafon

They think these will prevent them from losing.

By that point they won’t care. They will have raided the government for all the money they can grab for their friends, implemented a theocracy if they can, &c.

Coupled with stuffing the courts to keep those rules and laws in place after they’re gone.

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:41:25pm

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹🎃

By that point they won’t care. They will have raided the government for all the money they can grab for their friends, implemented a theocracy if they can, &c.

Coupled with stuffing the courts to keep those rules and laws in place after they’re gone.

Exactly. Helping them win next year is secondary to instituting a theocracy as they try in vain for one go at “Smash & Grab” economics.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:43:43pm

David Barton says he will not debate American Atheists over his pseudohistory unless he gets 97% of the time in the debate. (Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language).

(8:08)

David Barton Will Not Debate Atheists Unless He Gets 97% of The Time

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Belafon  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:45:03pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🎃

David Barton says he will not debate American Atheists over his pseudohistory unless he gets 97% of the time in the debate. (Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language).

(8:08)

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“I need time to Gish Gallop.”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 9:53:56pm

And we have the reason for buying Greenland.

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austin_blue  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:01:21pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And we have the reason for buying Greenland.

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It’s not about coal or uranium. Greenland has, potentially, one of the largest masses of rare earth minerals on the planet. Confirmed? No. Suspected based on early mining? Yes.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:04:26pm

re: #33 austin_blue

It,s not coal or uranium. Greenland has, potentially, one of the largest masses of rare earth minerals on the planet. Confirmed? No. Suspected based on early mining? Yes.

Either that or he wants a giant glacier for a golf course and hotel.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:09:09pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And we have the reason for buying Greenland.

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So he learned somewhere of the Louisiana Purchase and our acquisition of Alaska from Russia and now he thinks we can get Greenland from Denmark to despoil it? Where did he hear about Greenland? Was there some Faux News program that discussed this possibility? It’s not like he has the ability for original thought.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:10:12pm
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austin_blue  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:11:46pm

Adios, my dears. Sweet scaly dreams are in short supply right now.

Let’s all hunker down and see what transgresses

(If you have never seen “Hands On A Hard Body”, you should.)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:17:27pm

re: #35 Hecuba’s daughter

So he learned somewhere of the Louisiana Purchase and our acquisition of Alaska from Russia and now he thinks we can get Greenland from Denmark to despoil it? Where did he hear about Greenland? Was there some Faux News program that discussed this possibility? It’s not like he has the ability for original thought.

FOX has been reporting on the melting icesheets there since late July, along with the problems of rainfall on the icesheets melting them faster than expected, and the Sahara heat wave that drifted from Europe to Greenland making the problem worse. They’ve mostly reported all that straight (except their intentional failure to mention climate change due to global warming).

FOX hasn’t had any articles about potential natural resource deposits there though.

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Belafon  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:18:09pm

re: #33 austin_blue

It’s not about coal or uranium. Greenland has, potentially, one of the largest masses of rare earth minerals on the planet. Confirmed? No. Suspected based on early mining? Yes.

If the Chinese stop selling certain metals to us, we’re going to be seriously hurting on the computer development front.

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austin_blue  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:25:01pm

re: #39 Belafon

If the Chinese stop selling certain metals to us, we’re going to be seriously hurting on the computer development front.

It’s not development, it is actual manufacturing. Rare earth metals are crucial to the construction of components of pretty much every cell phone and computer manufactured in the world right now, and China produces around 80% of them.

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Teukka  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:27:13pm

re: #40 austin_blue

It’s not development, it is actual manufacturing. Rare earth metals are crucial to the construction of components of pretty much every cell phone and computer manufactured in the world right now, and China produces around 80% of them.

The thing is, if you began mining electronics for rare earth metals, you might recover economical amounts… But that would be recycling…

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Targetpractice  Aug 15, 2019 • 10:44:39pm

re: #36 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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The operative words are “dangerous people.” Those are words that can be twisted and molded to meet any definition.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 11:46:12pm

Here we go again: Severe thunderstorm warning. People will be injured if they remain outside due to hail.

On radar the thunderstorm complex extends from west of Torrington, Wyo. to east of Alliance, Nebr. There is a radar-indicated tornado SW of Torrington.

This time my town is along the edge the Severe Thunderstorm warning box. Local storms are moving SE from Alliance toward my town. Their direction on radar seems to indicate they will come close to my town.

wunderground.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 11:53:45pm

re: #40 austin_blue

It’s not development, it is actual manufacturing. Rare earth metals are crucial to the construction of components of pretty much every cell phone and computer manufactured in the world right now, and China produces around 80% of them.

China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy. (Washington Post)

After China’s hint they might cut off rare earths to Japan, the Obama Administration moved to re-open the rare earths mine in California.

Mountain Pass, which began post-bankruptcy operations only last year, represents the United States’ best hope of weathering any Chinese materials blockade. Along with new output from countries such as Australia and Myanmar, the U.S. mine helped cut China’s share of global production to 71 percent last year from more than 97 percent in 2010, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“We can make the Chinese threat become a hollow threat very quickly by letting market forces take care of it,” said Douglas Paal, a China expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International. “China does not have us by the throat.”

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 15, 2019 • 11:59:02pm

The radar-indicated tornado is crossing US-85 now and will be in Nebraska (Scotts Bluff County) in a few minutes.

The complex of rotating thunderstorms west of Alliance will be in my county in a few minutes, and are growing in intensity and area.

Yay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:04:31am

re: #4 Dr Lizardo

Looks like a potential fraud scandal is brewing regarding General Electric.

theguardian.com

JFC, GE going bust for pulling an Enron? Just………damn. That’s hard to imagine.

They are famous for paying little or nothing in taxes, and for having one of the largest Legal Departments in the world…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:07:21am

re: #24 Belafon

They think these will prevent them from losing.

They have an agenda to implement one way or another.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:11:27am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And we have the reason for buying Greenland.

President Trump has repeatedly asked aides if they can pursue a purchase of Greenland from Denmark. His interest in Greenland began in part because of its natural resources, like coal and uranium.

Trump really wants to do something that will leave his mark on America, and this would be his own personal Louisiana Purchase.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:16:54am

re: #48 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump really wants to do something that will leave his mark on America, and this would be his own personal Louisiana Purchase.

We could sell him Louisiana again.

He’d be greater than President Jefferson; no one has ever bought American territory twice before. /s (Sadly, I live in former French Louisiana.)

The severe storms are now crossing my county line to the northwest, and are still intensifying, with wind shear present in the storms.

The tornadic thunderstorm has entered Nebraska, but is no longer showing as a radar-indicated tornado.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:19:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:20:44am

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Read me on Steve King’s role in the republican’s war on women in

Remember when the GOP actually took a hit over “legal rape” and “women’s bodies just shut down”? Who was that idiot again, Aiken?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:29:00am

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

Remember when the GOP actually took a hit over “legal rape” and “women’s bodies just shut down”? Who was that idiot again, Aiken?

Aiken took a hit over “legitimate rape.”
Murdoch took a hit over babies resulting from rape are “God’s plan.”

The GOP Rape Advisory Chart now has eleven chapters and a special Donald Trump chapter, because conservatives for decades have had a problem with the word “consent.” As such, they keep putting their feet up to their knees in their mouths over rape.

A Texas Republican once said “if rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.” Not to be outdone, a Conservative Party politician in the UK (Barbara Driver) quoted the Texas politician in a meeting about planners being powerless to control expansion of a housing development.

I get the impression the problem of rape and consent is a feature of conservatism regardless of the nation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:31:19am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I get the impression the problem of rape and consent is a feature of conservatism regardless of the nation.

Because women are still seen as chattel, and to GOP Fundamentalists, there are only two kinds of women; on the one hand those who remain pure and virginal, and on the other, wanton sluts who deserve or even want to be raped so they can get a free abortion.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:31:33am

Mitchell, Nebr. is now getting trampled by that powerful storm that came from Torrington. Scottsbluff is going to get it in about ten minutes. Radar echos show about a twenty-mile circle as “extreme” in the centre of that storm.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:35:17am

NWS:

At 129 AM MDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Scotts Bluff
National Monument, or near Scottsbluff, moving east at 40 mph. 3
INCH DIAMETER HAIL IS IMMINENT! PREPARE NOW FOR DESTRUCTIVE HAIL!

This is a very dangerous storm!

HAZARD…Three inch hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Trained weather spotters.

IMPACT…People and animals outdoors will be severely injured.
Expect shattered windows, extensive damage to roofs,
siding, and vehicles.

Locations impacted include…
Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell, Terrytown, Minatare, Wildcat Hills
State Recreation Area, Lake Minatare Campground, Wildcat Hills
Campground, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Hubbard Hill, Scottsbluff
Airport, Lake Minatare, Lake Alice, Melbeta and McGrew.

This storm is moving in our general direction but is at least an hour away.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:40:17am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:44:47am

Thread, four tweets. Some of the commentators seem to have a cluebat. Others still need one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:49:58am

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹🎃

This is the delusional fantasy that dominates Democrats. We’ll just be done with Trump and go back to the good place of polite disagreement. It’s a childish view of the world not borne out by evidence. Trump has shown the right they can go very far.

You think they’ll stop?

Trump was elected by people who want to turn back all the gains we have made in personal freedoms, women’s, gay and LGBT rights over the past decades.

He was elected by people who want corporations to run government agencies whose job is supposed to be to regulate them.

He was elected by people who think that health care is a privilege, not a cornerstone in securing the Public Good.

He was elected by people whose view of Religious Freedom means being able to impost those beliefs on society or be granted exemptions from laws based on those views

And he was elected by people who see the second clause of the Second Amendment as absolute while totally ignoring the first clause.

They are not going to go away when Trump leaves office, they will just find another spokesperson, perhaps one who is less incompetent.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:53:17am

New thunderstorm warning issued over the radio for the thunderstorm now passing Minatare (east of Scottsbluff). People and animals outside will be severely injured. Deadly cloud-to-ground lighting and destructive hail have been observed by trained weather spotters.

My town is included in the warning.

The storms sinking south of Alliance have passed into northern Garden County (an almost completely unpopulated area).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:01:00am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I wonder if such a person is possible within Movement Conservative though. It seems every demagogue who has come along on the right either self-destructed, got a knife stuck metaphorically in his back by another conservative, or was outed in some criminal activity which ended his career.

Since the goal of conservative religion is to gain and maintain power, any conservative who does it has to watch out for the next one coming along who will take him out.

While science fiction, Azimov’s “Foundation” series addresses this within the Galactic Empire. Any person who becomes useful enough to the Empire also becomes a threat to the Empire. Either that person or the Emperor then is taken out.

Conservatism makes for inflexible governance since it only cares about conserving power. It cannot change.

These people who full-throatedly support Trump are the same sorts of crowds who were yelling at students with equally twisted in hate faces during desegregation of schools in the Sixties. The same who yelled at hippies in the Seventies protesting the Vietnam War. The same as the Tea Party in the Naughts with President Obama.

The hate has always been there in Movement Conservative, and always visible. I really don’t see anything different. About all that’s changed is the politicians aren’t using dog whistles now, reflecting more closely their core voters (who never did).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:03:36am

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🎃

They are able to see Trump as the “imperfect vessel” sent by God ho help them implement His Divine Will on Earth.

Being the ultimate anti-politician and outsider, he could get away with gaffes that would have wrecked the campaign or even the career of any other professional politician.

They will find another vessel.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:05:47am

The severe thunderstorm which started in Torrington, Wyo. is about to cross the Scotts Bluff County line into my county. Bayard is about to get trampled. The storm continues to intensify as it moves ESE.

Wind shear is developing in that storm again, and it appears to be developing a hook echo (though I am not good at reading storm-relative wind velocity radar).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:19:14am

The centre of our county seat was just struck by lighting.
lightningmaps.org

We’re getting all sorts of lightning around us now.

Bridgeport is about to get trampled; the centre of the storm is about fifteen minutes away.

The weather radio just popped off with an “extremely dangerous storm warning” with tennis ball size hail as it moves along the US-26 corridor. Persons will be severely injured and animals may be killed. People should move away from windows (my computer is against a south-facing window).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:27:21am

Live-blogging the destruction of my county …

Northport was just smitten by lightning. (Northport is one mile north of Bridgeport.) Lightning is now striking between my town and Northport. The wind is picking up. No rain yet.

The deepest “extreme” colours on the radar map are now over our county seat, sixteen miles away. The edge of the storm is over my town; the center is about twenty minutes away.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:30:17am

“Seek shelter in a well-built structure.”

I’m boned.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:35:46am

The North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek are now flooding between the county seat and my town. Winds are up to 70mph. The centre of the storm is thirty minutes away, moving right down the Oregon Trail. We’re boned.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:41:30am

Hold fast!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:43:41am

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Hold fast!

(Grasps bits)

My wife just woke up from the weather radio screaming “you all are going to die.”

We are now getting hail.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:45:15am

HOLY SHIT we’re getting continuous hail. It’s pining off all the windows.

Good-bye roof.

I wish you all could hear this. It sounds like a tornado.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:46:41am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🎃

HOLY SHIT we’re getting continuous hail. It’s pining off all the windows.

Good-bye roof.

I wish you all could hear this. It sounds like a tornado.

we lived close enough to Lake Michigan to be spared tornadoes, but my mom once pointed out the sound of one in the distance to me, sounded like bricks being unloaded

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:48:42am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we lived close enough to Lake Michigan to be spared tornadoes, but my mom once pointed out the sound of one in the distance to me, sounded like bricks being unloaded

Jesus Haploid Christ!

Our entire yard is covered in hail.

I guess we need a roof inspection.

The hail is tapering off now.

That was the front edge of the storm. It is halfway between Bridgeport and Broadwater. Storm chasers are in town.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:50:38am

We have two inch hailstones in the backyard. The entire town is covered in hailstones. Part of our elm tree is now on our back porch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:51:30am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🎃

We have two inch hailstones in the backyard. The entire town is covered in hailstones. Part of our elm tree is now on our back porch.

what is that in washing machines?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:55:42am

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

what is that in washing machines?

This much. Current weather:

Hailstorm 16 August 2019
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:57:34am

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🎃

radar.weather.gov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 1:58:02am

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🎃

This much. Current weather:

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Holy Maytag!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:00:34am

re: #75 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

radar.weather.gov

The centre of the storm is over my town now.

wunderground.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:21:21am

“The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.”—NOAA Weather Radio.

The town to our ESE is now the target of a “particularly dangerous storm.”

Cattle in the area are mooing very loudly now.

It is eerily quiet here now other than the cattle.

A new thunderstorm has formed at the SE corner of Sioux County, bending toward the SE (toward us).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:23:20am

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.”—NOAA Weather Radio.

The town to our ESE is now the target of a “particularly dangerous storm.”

Cattle in the area are mooing very loudly now.

It is eerily quiet here now other than the cattle.

A new thunderstorm has formed at the SE corner of Sioux County, bending toward the SE (toward us).

This is a case where we truly cannot offer much more than thoughts and prayers…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:26:22am

re: #79 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is a case where we truly cannot offer much more than thoughts and prayers…

Thanks. We survived, though I don’t think my new air conditioner did.

We’ll be calling the insurance company tomorrow to arrange for a roof inspection (as you can see by that photograph above we probably need one).

I’ll also need to inspect the car tomorrow to make sure it wasn’t damaged.

The whole damn house shook, floors and everything, while the worst of the hail was coming down.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:31:25am

If you don’t look too closely at the lumps, outside in front of my house the streets and park look like they’re covered in snow.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:37:14am

That storm continues to grow. It is now over Oshkosh after pummeling Lisco, and is about to move out of the Panhandle into the main part of the state. Ogallala is about to get creamed.

In the meantime, the mess which was in the north part of our county is now plastering the north central part of our state.

(North Platte radar out of Valentine)
wunderground.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:45:30am

Winter wonderland, out my front door looking southeast toward the park. Still some hail coming down though the storm is far away.

On the left of the photo is one of our fir trees, covered in hail.

Hailstorm 16 August 2019 Front yard looking toward park
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:01:03am

It sure got quiet around here. I guess I ran everyone off.

I’ll catch y’all later.
(4:08)

Maroon 5 - Goodnight Goodnight (Official Music Video)

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Ming5000  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:04:02am

The Great Hailstorm live-blog was too riveting and when it ended and you were OK we slipped into relieved slumber. Also, I guess trump is asleep too.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:14:04am

Watching tonight’s Spin The Wheel, the thought struck me that the show includes the perfect amount of cruelty and exploitation for our contemporary society.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:18:36am

So much winning:

The Iranian oil tanker row has left everyone with a win - except bungling John Bolton and the US hawks

[…]

The Gibraltar high court decided on Thursday to release the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 after a fierce legal battle, in which President Trump’s administration wanted to nudge the UK further into its pocket, but came out with a bruising humiliation.

[…]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:21:50am

re: #87 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So much winning:

The Iranian oil tanker row has left everyone with a win - except bungling John Bolton and the US hawks

now it just has to accidentally hit a sea mine…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:25:03am

re: #87 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So much winning:

The Iranian oil tanker row has left everyone with a win - except bungling John Bolton and the US hawks

Basically, the High Court ruled the Royal Navy committed piracy at the behest of the USA, without using the term “piracy.”

Are we a rogue state yet?

G’night.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:25:03am

Farm leaders in stark warning over effect of US poultry trade deal on East Anglian producers

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has joined the Unite union in saying it has “real concerns” after Zippy Duvall, head of the American Farm Bureau, told a British audience that a deal on chlorinated chicken would be an essential part of any transatlantic trade agreement.

[…]

I never would have guessed that in 2019 our most strategic global asset by which we get our way in this world are our chlorinated chickens.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:26:14am

re: #87 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So much winning:

The Iranian oil tanker row has left everyone with a win - except bungling John Bolton and the US hawks

Rowing an oil tanker is hard work most Americans won’t do.

Anymice still sleeping it off out there?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:28:42am

To no one’s surprise, Farage’s Brexit party attracts the usual bigots:

Brexit Party forced to drop candidate who called Islam a “cancer”

According to a post on Nash’s personal blog, he was personally vetted before becoming a candidate for the Scottish parliamentary seat by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a 10 minute phone conversation.

Farage vetted his picks like Trump does his, apparently.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:31:48am

re: #92 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

To no one’s surprise, Farage’s Brexit party attracts the usual bigots:

Brexit Party forced to drop candidate who called Islam a “cancer”

Farage vetted his picks like Trump does his, apparently.

Self-reporting vetting.

“Have you done anything I should know about?”
“No, I’m clean as a whistle!”
“Good enough for me. Bye.”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:33:49am

re: #92 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

To no one’s surprise, Farage’s Brexit party attracts the usual bigots:

Brexit Party forced to drop candidate who called Islam a “cancer”

Farage vetted his picks like Trump does his, apparently.

re: #93 Eventual Carrion

It takes 10 minutes to ask about Mum and the little ones.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:35:20am

So much winning, so very much winning:

July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet

Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:37:03am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:37:08am

re: #91 Decatur Deb

Rowing an oil tanker is hard work most Americans won’t do.

Anymice still sleeping it off out there?

I’m headed to bed.

That hailstorm woke up everyone in town. Several folks came out to inspect to see if they still had cars or windows, or pose in the August hail for photos.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:39:05am

re: #96 Barefoot Grin

This arrow by mathematician and sculptor Kokichi Sugihara can’t point left. Here’s how it works: It’s 3D-printed with a bunch of curves our brains don’t register.

Great way to play Spin the Bottle…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:40:03am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m headed to bed.

That hailstorm woke up everyone in town. Several folks came out to inspect to see if they still had cars or windows, or pose in the August hail for photos.

Sleep well. Your yard set an all-time low temp for Aug 16, so there’s no global warming.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:41:28am

re: #96 Barefoot Grin

For a short while in the 60s, Op Art was the thing. Saw a neat show at the Met or MOMA.
en.wikipedia.org

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:45:08am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Great way to play Spin the Bottle…

If you get to arrange the seating.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:47:38am

re: #99 Decatur Deb

Sleep well. Your yard set an all-time low temp for Aug 16, so there’s no global warming.

The yard is still covered in hail even now. I imagine when the sun comes up that will melt the ice. Right now the temperature is 57°F.

My flower beds got pummeled. Perhaps the ice will kill the grass so I don’t have to mow it.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:55:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:55:30am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:56:06am

Your morning dose of salaciousness and disgust:

Jeffrey Epstein Spent Time Alone With Young Woman In Prison’s Attorney Room
forbes.com

Fucking abuser to the end.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:57:06am

re: #103 Patricia Kayden

Violated the Emmet Till Statute.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:57:37am

this is just sad

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 4:59:30am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

Amazon Prime is streaming a feature film:

Peterloo - Official Trailer | Amazon Studios

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:10:43am

re: #36 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Trump is mentally deranged and dangerous.

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jeffreyw  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:20:02am

Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:25:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:36:34am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m out of signal range for a day and Trump wants to buy Greenland? Going back into the woods now.

We mentioned this earlier: Trump wants to leave a Legacy, something that will bear his name forever, like the Space Force or The Wall.

He is less concerned about the practicality than about how he will look as the fifth figure on Mt Rushmore.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:37:43am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh Greenland is a dreadful place
A land that’s never green
Where there’s ice and snow, and the whalefishes blow
(and the) daylight’s seldom seen brave boys
But the daylight’s seldom seen.

JUDY COLLINS & THEODORE BIKEL ~ The Greenland Whale Fisheries ~.wmv

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lizardofid  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:42:19am

re: #42 Targetpractice

The operative words are “dangerous people.” Those are words that can be twisted and molded to meet any definition.

Just wait till Stephen Miller has a chance to workshop it.

Oh, good morning everyone!

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:46:00am

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Thread, four tweets. Some of the commentators seem to have a cluebat. Others still need one.

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I currently believe we need all the allies we can get to remove Trump from office (I’m a work with Stalin to defeat Hitler kind of guy). But Tina is being very naive on what comes after. We have to keep voting against them because, until they are defeated over and over, they will keep supporting their agenda.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:53:52am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 5:57:12am

re: #115 Belafon

I currently believe we need all the allies we can get to remove Trump from office (I’m a work with Stalin to defeat Hitler kind of guy). But Tina is being very naive on what comes after. We have to keep voting against them because, until they are defeated over and over, they will keep supporting their agenda.

There will be short periods of anti-nazi dominance when we can resume the luxury of slitting each other’s throats, but in the end this is a thousand-year war.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:00:45am

re: #116 DangerMan

He’s a paranoid loon.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:01:08am

Dow crashed 4th biggest single day loss yesterday
gdp is down to 2.1 Percent
and the inverse bond yield curve is projecting a recession…

Trump:. Vote for me!!

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:02:01am

re: #118 Dr Lizardo

That is what a WaPo article I glanced at this morning said.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:07:31am

“It has to be an April Fool’s joke. Totally out of season,” former prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Twitter.

“If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof, that he has gone mad,” foreign affairs spokesman for the Danish People’s Party, Soren Espersen, told broadcaster DR.

“The thought of Denmark selling 50,000 citizens to the United States is completely ridiculous,” he said.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:09:29am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:11:14am
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makeitstop  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:13:03am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is just sad

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Hasn’t he claimed to have broken attendance records held by Elton John in the past? I checked, he has.

Why’s he so hung up on drawing a larger crowd than Reg Dwight? It’s weird.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:15:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:15:02am

My wife is making dinner (for everyone else it’s breakfast time here). Dinner is steak and mushrooms with noodles (a round steak).

The town is still covered in ice after last night’s hailstorm. It is quite the sight. It looks like winter in August.

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Teukka  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:17:40am

Wanted Tee spotted:

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:20:00am

re: #127 Teukka

Beautiful. Does it come in extra small?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:20:08am

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The Danes are underestimating the Great Negotiator. When the dust settles, we’ll have Greenland. And they’ll have Texas.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:20:49am

Feels like attempted suicide by cop

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:21:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:21:27am

re: #127 Teukka

Wanted Tee spotted:

your stupid!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:22:36am

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is just sad

Thread showing he lied:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:23:08am

re: #131 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Scaramucci says Twitter has temporarily suspended his account. “I think it is related to ‘fat shaming’ President Trump,” the president’s former communications director says. “I should have said he is the largest proportioned President since William Howard Taft. My bad.”

Twitter has become a bad parody of itself, which reflects how low political discourse in America has sunk

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Jay C  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:23:41am

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“The thought of Denmark selling 50,000 citizens to the U.S. is completely ridiculous.”

Of course that’s ridiculous! This is a Trump real-estate scheme: I’m sure all the current tenants would be slated for eviction!

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:28:21am

re: #112 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We mentioned this earlier: Trump wants to leave a Legacy, something that will bear his name forever, like the Space Force or The Wall.

He is less concerned about the practicality than about how he will look as the fifth figure on Mt Rushmore.

Cause everyone calls Louisiana Jeffersonland

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:28:59am

re: #135 Jay C

Of course that’s ridiculous! This is a Trump real-estate scheme: I’m sure all the current tenants would be slated for eviction!

Now technically Denmark, like Norway is one of the “good” immigrant countries, not some shithole…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:30:10am

There is a full 11 minute video, that I don’t have the courage to watch

8th Grade Homecoming Skit- Second Place- 2014

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:32:07am

re: #129 Decatur Deb

The Danes are underestimating the Great Negotiator. When the dust settles, we’ll have Greenland. And they’ll have Texas.

“We’re gonna take over Greenland and they’re gonna pay us to do it”

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:33:42am

re: #139 DangerMan

Just like his wall. He said the Mexicans would pay for it.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:34:14am

re: #131 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Meanwhile trump, you know the president, fat shamed someone at his rally on national TV and that’s aok.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:34:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:35:36am

re: #141 DangerMan

Meanwhile trump, you know the president, fat shamed someone at his rally on national TV and that’s aok.

these are subjective calls by privately owned media platforms

not that I defend those actions, but we have to recall that is how this shit functions

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:36:36am

re: #142 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Mr. Steal-your-girl Sell-you-fish.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:37:42am

Is Greenland our 51st state yet?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:38:38am

Make American Greenland’s Advocate!

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:38:48am

re: #140 PhillyPretzel

Just like his wall. He said the Mexicans would pay for it.

And the Chinese are paying the tariffs

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b.d.  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:40:17am

re: #145 Dr. Matt

Is Greenland our 51st state yet?

We’re having a hard time figuring out if the Senators will be a reliable GOP vote or not. The problem is that only foreigners live there and if we send in Americans then they’ll be immigrants and we hate immigrants.

We’ll have to get back with ya.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:41:49am

re: #147 DangerMan

And the Chinese are paying the tariffs

We should just have China pay Denmark for our Greenland.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:43:18am

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

these are subjective calls by privately owned media platforms

not that I defend those actions, but we have to recall that is how this shit functions

I agree and that’s why I said what I said
Trump didn’t do it on Twitter
He did it on television
The president of the United states fat shamed a random nameless citizen
Still would have been just as bad if only in front of the Elton John record breaking crowd

And.. crickets

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:43:24am

I cannot think of any famous Danes except for the late Victor Borge. I think his remark to this so-called offer would be a very sour note from his piano.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:43:30am

Trump 2020: Make Greenland Green Again.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:43:31am

re: #148 b.d.

Has it been revealed which Q-Nazi planted Greenland in his little demented mind?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:43:54am

ACTUALLY, the Danes did sell us the Danish West Indies in 1917. Now it’s the US Virgin Islands, but that was before incels became a thing.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:44:44am

re: #149 Decatur Deb

We should just have China pay Denmark for our Greenland.

Find a way to work “the wall” into that and youre in clover

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:45:18am

re: #152 Belafon

Trump 2020: Make Greenland Green Again.

We are. That’s probably not a good thing.
usatoday.com

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Dr. Matt  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:45:47am

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lizardofid  Aug 16, 2019 • 6:55:44am

re: #156 Decatur Deb

We are. That’s probably not a good thing.
usatoday.com

At the rate we’re going it may be one of the last inhabitable spots.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:14:09am

I am sure there is one out there but I could not find a video of Victor Borge playing a sour note. There were plenty of videos of him playing the William Tell Overture backwards.

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b.d.  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:14:53am

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bratwurst  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:16:35am
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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:19:23am

re: #161 bratwurst

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Denmark should ask for $10T and Trump Tower.

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b.d.  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:21:17am

re: #161 bratwurst

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:21:53am

Pimsleur is going with a subscription based model for their language courses, at $14.95/month. If you are wanting to learn a language, and aren’t around people to speak it with, they’re a really good option.

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b.d.  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:22:38am

re: #164 Belafon

Pimsleur is going with a subscription based model for their language courses, at $14.95/month. If you are wanting to learn a language, and aren’t around people to speak it with, they’re a really good option.

Great opportunity to learn Greenlandish!

//

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:26:17am

re: #165 b.d.

Great opportunity to learn Greenlandish!

//

we’ve been watching Outlander
mrs dm has gotten quite outlandish

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:30:05am

re: #163 b.d.

Based on Trump’s past career …

1) Buy Greenland
2) Finance with IOU to Danish govt
3) Default on bonds
4) Danish colonial administration of the USG puts Trump on $500,000 a month allowance
5) Trump can’t make ends meet

6) Greenland sold off to Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:32:35am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:33:07am

re: #161 bratwurst

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Yeah it’s not like people live there and maybe don’t want to live under Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:33:52am

And Rashida told them to fuck off.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said Friday that she will not travel to Israel after the Israeli government initially banned her from entering the country and then reversed course.

Israel had relented after Tlaib sent a letter requesting to see her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, during a four-day trip planned for next week.

“In my attempt to visit Palestine, I’ve experienced the same racist treatment that many Palestinian-Americans endure when encountering the Israeli government,” she said in a statement.

washingtonpost.com

And Ilhan is still barred…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:34:21am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

Yeah it’s not like people live there and maybe don’t want to live under Trump.

Why should they be different?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:34:32am

re: #170 Joe Bacon 🌹

And Rashida told them to fuck off.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said Friday that she will not travel to Israel after the Israeli government initially banned her from entering the country and then reversed course.

Israel had relented after Tlaib sent a letter requesting to see her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, during a four-day trip planned for next week.

“In my attempt to visit Palestine, I’ve experienced the same racist treatment that many Palestinian-Americans endure when encountering the Israeli government,” she said in a statement.

washingtonpost.com

And Ilhan is still barred…

That’s the right move.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:35:00am

re: #171 Decatur Deb

Why should they be different?

I don’t have to spell this out so I?

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:40:03am

re: #168 Belafon

Rashida’s response:

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:40:48am

re: #168 Belafon

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So we can tell Netanyahu to leave his fucking bomb posters at home next time he comes here?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:42:34am

The windshield on my car was destroyed. yay.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:43:25am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The windshield on my car was destroyed. yay.

How wet did the inside of your car get?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:47:48am

Thread has led me to google-up on the US Virgin Islands. Why do I not live in the US Virgin Islands?

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:51:55am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The windshield on my car was destroyed. yay.

washing machine sized hail?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:52:04am

SMOTI jumps for joy…

The Log Cabin Republicans endorsed President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid on Friday, nearly four years after the conservative LGBT organization declined to endorse then-candidate Trump in 2016.

The group said its national board of directors voted to endorse Trump after consulting with its chapters across the country.

Log Cabin Republicans Chairman Robert Kabel and Vice Chairwoman Jill Homan argued in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that Trump has helped remove LGBTQ rights as a wedge issue in the GOP, citing his administration’s policies on ending the spread of HIV/AIDS as well as his push to get other countries to conform to modern human rights standards.

“While we do not agree with every policy or platform position presented by the White House or the Republican Party, we share a commitment to individual responsibility, personal freedom and a strong national defense,” Kabel and Homan wrote.

With these fools it’s all about greed…

thehill.com

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:54:30am

re: #180 Joe Bacon 🌹

Did both of them sign the endorsement?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:55:08am

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Thread has led me to google-up on the US Virgin Islands. Why do I not live in the US Virgin Islands?

Hurricanes

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:55:16am

re: #180 Joe Bacon 🌹

“Come join the Log Cabin Republicans, the only place you can get a job if you’re gay because of Trump.”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:56:46am

re: #177 Belafon

How wet did the inside of your car get?

The inside’s okay, it just has a massive, curved crack.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:57:36am

re: #184 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Vertical or Horizontal?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:58:17am

Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell Spotted at In-N-Out Burger (Daily Beast)

On Thursday August 15, the New York Post reported that British socialite—and accused madam of deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein—Ghislaine Maxwell had been spotted at an In-N-Out Burger in Universal City, Los Angeles. She was dining alone with a pet pup by her side, and reading a book titled The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives. When the Post’s source snapped a picture of the raven-haired 57-year-old, he asked, “Are you who I think you are?” She replied, ‘Yes, I am.’”

Police have reportedly been scrambling to find Maxwell as she faces a new lawsuit from one victim who alleges the socialite gave “organizational support to Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring” and procured “underage girls for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.”

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 7:59:02am

re: #185 PhillyPretzel

Vertical or Horizontal?

Shaped like a half-moon, on the passenger side. (It’s still tough to walk outside with all the ice on the ground.)

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:00:39am

re: #187 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I am not sure of the rules but you may still be able to drive with it. I know in PA it would have to be replaced in order to pass inspection.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:02:15am

re: #182 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Hurricanes

Like the one that dropped part of a tree on my roof last November?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:02:44am

re: #174 The Pie Overlord!

Rashida’s response:

And wingnuts are on the attack, bleating the same stuff they always do at her (plus you hate your grandmother more than you like BDS).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:04:29am

re: #188 PhillyPretzel

I am not sure of the rules but you may still be able to drive with it. I know in PA it would have to be replaced in order to pass inspection.

I can drive it here, though I won’t unless I have to.

I will have to order a new windshield from the glass shop in Scottsbluff, which will take a couple days to get. Depending on what it looks like when the windscreen comes in, I can either drive the car to Scottsbluff or have the glass shop come out to my house to replace it.

Otherwise there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the car.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:04:33am

re: #188 PhillyPretzel

I am not sure of the rules but you may still be able to drive with it. I know in PA it would have to be replaced in order to pass inspection.

In Alabama that’s just a Freedom Crack.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:09:27am

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And wingnuts are on the attack, bleating the same stuff they always do at her (plus you hate your grandmother more than you like BDS).

I did not look at her timeline.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:09:44am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:12:10am

I just looked up the glass shop on the Web in Scottsbluff, and got a screen over their Webpage that said “It looks like you are in Canada. Safelite does not provide service in Canada.”

?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:13:15am

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I just looked up the glass shop on the Web in Scottsbluff, and got a screen over their Webpage that said “It looks like you are in Canada. Safelite does not provide service in Canada.”

?

Must have been fooled by the wintery look of your yard.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:13:38am

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Give them you zip code. That usually helps.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:15:02am

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I just looked up the glass shop on the Web in Scottsbluff, and got a screen over their Webpage that said “It looks like you are in Canada. Safelite does not provide service in Canada.”

?

You’ve gone there so often you now smell Canadian to their website.

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Jay C  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:15:25am

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I just looked up the glass shop on the Web in Scottsbluff, and got a screen over their Webpage that said “It looks like you are in Canada. Safelite does not provide service in Canada.”

?

Maybe your inquiry for a “windscreen” gave them the wrong idea??

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:16:24am

re: #199 Jay C

Maybe your inquiry for a “windscreen” gave them the wrong idea??

Or offering to pay in loonies.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:18:37am

re: #196 Decatur Deb

Must have been fooled by the wintery look of your yard.

“We’re experiencing a higher-than-normal call volume, please hold.”

I can’t imagine why that would be.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:21:23am

re: #196 Decatur Deb

Must have been fooled by the wintery look of your yard.

It’s 9:30, and there’s still ice all over the place … some of the hailstones are still bigger than 2” in diameter even after melting.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:22:56am

re: #194 The Pie Overlord!
Still mucking around with the US Virgin Islands: They have the oldest continuously-used synagogue in the US. Un-ironically, it’s called “St. Thomas Synagogue”.

en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:30:46am

Every page of the Safelite Webpage I go to says it thinks I’m in Canada and we don’t offer service there, do you want to continue?

They have about fifty million trackers my paranoiaware is blocking. Perhaps that’s the reason.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:32:10am

Virgin Islands are in the news since we bought them from the Danes.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:34:28am

Yay, I’m on the phone now with the glass shop.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:34:38am

pathetic

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:34:43am

re: #204 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That sounds like it. For a new windshield/windscreen you might have to undo your “paranoiaware”

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:35:09am

re: #105 Decatur Deb

Your morning dose of salaciousness and disgust:

Jeffrey Epstein Spent Time Alone With Young Woman In Prison’s Attorney Room
forbes.com

Fucking abuser to the end.

One for the road, as it were.

(where’s my vomiting emoticons? Coz I need them badly right now.)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:35:17am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

pathetic

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Pathetic assholes the both.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:36:23am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:38:59am

$379.99 for a new windscreen. Tuesday 20th, at 1pm.

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:40:39am

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹🎃

My wife is making dinner (for everyone else it’s breakfast time here). Dinner is steak and mushrooms with noodles (a round steak).

The town is still covered in ice after last night’s hailstorm. It is quite the sight. It looks like winter in August.

How is the roof?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:43:33am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

People calling the mocking of the disabled reporter a hoax.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:43:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:44:18am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:44:31am

The church across the street has a tin roof. It is heavily damaged this morning.

Our roof appears to the eye to be okay, but it would probably be better to call the roofer who installed it last year and have him inspect it to be safe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:45:19am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:47:57am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake just outside Hutchinson, Kansas, followed by a smaller aftershock.

earthquake.usgs.gov

Chain saws are starting up in town.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:48:46am

re: #203 Decatur Deb

Still mucking around with the US Virgin Islands: They have the oldest continuously-used synagogue in the US. Un-ironically, it’s called “St. Thomas Synagogue”.

en.wikipedia.org

those people must be tired

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:48:47am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am beginning to think that DT gives them something to be so supportive of him. It makes me wonder what sort of things go on at these so-called rallies.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:49:23am

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:49:59am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

pathetic

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mutual masturbation

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:54:28am
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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:54:57am

re: #222 Anymouse 🌹🎃

.@JDScholten your “hateful ideology” encourages the death of millions of innocent babies. My bill, HR 490, the Heartbeat Protection Act, saves the lives of more humanity of all races than any bill in History. Your “hateful” ideology kills them. You are the party of infanticide.

‘babies’
that’s the giveaway

he said it the other day with that moronic rape comment
“It’s not the baby’s fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother,”

which would be true if the mother chose to give birth

BUT THE DAY AFTER THE RAPE IT’S NOT A BABY

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:57:47am

re: #221 PhillyPretzel

I am beginning to think that DT gives them something to be so supportive of him. It makes me wonder what sort of things go on at these so-called rallies.

It’s a religious cult, and he’s the cult leader.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 8:59:07am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:04:29am

re: #227 Anymouse 🌹🎃

LOL

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USA won’t be on it, Putin already bought it.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:06:15am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:08:05am

We have this little wooden well decoration in our yard, along with a bird feeder.

Both were destroyed.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:08:37am

did anyone post this yesterday?

Why This Ex-Republican Will Vote for Almost Any Democrat

“I don’t care if Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a mendacious Massachusetts liberal. She could tell me that she’s going to make me wear waffles as underpants and I’ll vote for her. I don’t care if Sen. Kamala Harris is an opportunistic California prosecutor who wants to relitigate busing. She could tell me that I have to drive to work in a go-cart covered with Barbie decals and I’ll vote for her. I don’t care if Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is a muddle-headed socialist from a rural class-warfare state (where I once lived as one of his constituents). He could tell me he’s going to tax used kitty litter and I’ll vote for him.”

“I don’t care if Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is clearly influenced by a hostile foreign government or that Marianne Williamson is a weird, anti-science guru. They could…”

“Wait. I do care about that. It’s the reason they won’t get my vote next year, and why the president won’t either.”

“All of the policy ‘what about’ hypotheticals from my conservative friends are diversions. They’re trying to move the argument to policy to blind us to the reality that President Donald Trump is both unstable and compromised.”

someone posted a clarifying comment:

I’m not sure if he’s really saying Warren is “mendacious” etc. I think he’s saying that even if the worst things conservatives say about the Democratic candidates were true, they’re STILL a better choice than Trump. And that’s something conservatives really need to take to heart.

He was bringing up things that might be said about them to point out that even if they were true, he would still vote for them. I agree that it reinforces these false talking points for some readers, but his point is that no matter what they are miles better than 45.

and the best comment i found (outside of all the Eggo references)

Here’s a key difference for guys like Nichols and I hope other conservatives. For someone like W or Reagan, they could say that, yeah, he’s not all there or stupid, but at least he has good people to guide him.

The thing about Trump is a) he gets crappy people, and b) he doesn’t listen to them, or anyone. He just does what he wants, without any planning or logic. So it’s not like there’s a functioning government with an idiot on top. The idiot IS the government.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:12:08am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like that’s on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:12:26am

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It’s a religious cult, and he’s the cult leader.

It seems that @realDonaldTrump called Frank Dawson, the fan who he mistakenly identified as an overweight protester. @foxandfriends will have Dawson on tomorrow. He told Fox last night: “Everything’s good! I love the guy! He’s the best thing that ever happened to this country.”

yup

trump: guy’s a fat asshole
aide to trump: he’s one of ours
trump: get him on fox right away, i’ll do the rest

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:13:04am

Thule Air Base, Greenland is the home of one of the 3 main stations of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (the others are at Clear, Alaska and Fylingdales Moor, England.) Together they are the most vital component of the NORAD warning system. Thule has long been targeted not just by Russian bombers and missiles but by various propaganda campaigns in favor of its closing. The locals have never been good candidates for a Kremlin snow-job, though, and the base has remained open for decades. Trump’s idiotic suggestions will no doubt help Putin and the propaganda machine revive these efforts.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:13:07am

re: #227 Anymouse 🌹🎃

LOL

I’m going on Craigslist, to see if any other countries have been put up for sale.

may have to check the personals or situations wanted

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:13:22am

re: #233 DangerMan

yup

trump: guy’s a fat asshole
aide to trump: he’s one of ours
trump: get him on fox right away, i’ll do the rest

You know trump is going to call in to talk to his dude.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:14:56am

re: #236 MsJ

You know trump is going to call in to talk to his dude.

…is exactly what i’m saying

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:14:58am
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Romantic Heretic  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:16:05am

re: #180 Joe Bacon 🌹

These people do realize that when the killing starts this endorsement won’t save them?

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:20:02am
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Amory Blaine  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:20:36am

Danish Overlord < Pie Overlord !!

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:23:10am

re: #241 Amory Blaine

Danish Overlord < Pie Overlord !!

I love Danishes but I can buy really good ones at the bakery, it’s not worth the trouble of baking them myself at home.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:24:30am

oops

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:24:52am

Whatever.

President Donald Trump reportedly held a call on Wednesday about the plunging stock market with the CEOs of three major U.S. banks, according to Bloomberg News.

The Dow plunged 800 points, or 3%, in its worst day of the year on Wednesday amid a recession warning from the bond market.

Trump held a conference call with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup’s Michael Corbat, according to the report.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:26:34am

re: #244 MsJ

Whatever.

TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!!! TURN THEM BACK ON!!11!!11!!!

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:27:47am

Scaramucci on trump (vanity fair)

“OH MY GOD, THIS JACKASS”: THE MOOCH EXPLAINS WHY HE THINKS TRUMP IS “CRAZY,” “NARCISSISTIC,” AND A “PAPER TIGER” WHO WILL DROP OUT BY MARCH 2020

yeah, it’s a bit…bizarre

He’ll likely drop out by March of 2020. It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to win. And is this the kind of guy that’s gonna want to be that humiliated and lose as a sitting president?

my favorite:

He’s got the self-worth in terms of his self-esteem of a small pigeon. It’s a very small pigeon.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:28:42am

detroitnews.com

yes, Michigan has a “man of the year,” a promotional stunt done by a personal care company which promotes the person they think has the most interesting beard and/or mustache.

It is impossible for Trump to be named “Michigan Man of the Year” as he is not from Michigan and does not have a beard.

There is nothing he won’t lie about. Did he just make up the title and fall into it by accident?

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:29:34am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Former GOP congressman Joe Walsh says he wants to “apologize for the role that I played in putting an unfit conman in the White House.”

are you telling everyone to vote straight D?

if not, so what?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:29:41am

re: #245 The Pie Overlord!

TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!!! TURN THEM BACK ON!!11!!11!!!

“Turn those machines back on!” :-)

One of my favorite Don Ameche performances. He was great.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:33:33am

re: #244 MsJ

Whatever.

Didn’t Hoover have a call with principal bank CEOs just as the stock market tanked in 1929?

Does Trump want to have the yugest depression ever in the history of depressions? We could name it after him, if we survive it.

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:33:33am

re: #246 DangerMan

Scaramucci on trump (vanity fair)

“OH MY GOD, THIS JACKASS”: THE MOOCH EXPLAINS WHY HE THINKS TRUMP IS “CRAZY,” “NARCISSISTIC,” AND A “PAPER TIGER” WHO WILL DROP OUT BY MARCH 2020

yeah, it’s a bit…bizarre

my favorite:

What did trump do to the mooch that pissed mooch off this badly?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:34:45am

Several farm front-end loaders and a bulldozer are clearing the streets this morning of down tree branches (and a couple of trees).

The ice is finally almost all melted.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:35:28am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That is good news. :)

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:36:23am

re: #251 MsJ

What did trump do to the mooch that pissed mooch off this badly?

he says:

The red line was the racism—full-blown racism. He can say that he’s not a racist, and I agree with him, okay? And let me explain to you why he’s not a racist, ‘cause this is very important. He’s actually worse than a racist. He is so narcissistic, he doesn’t see people as people. He sees them as objects in his field of vision. And so therefore, that’s why he has no empathy. That’s why he’s got his thumb up in the air when he’s taking a picture with an orphan

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:37:34am

re: #244 MsJ

Whatever.

More from the now updated story (same link):

Trump held a conference call with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup’s Michael Corbat, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Dow plunged 800 points, or 3%, in its worst day of the year on Wednesday amid a recession warning from the bond market.

The president asked the three men to give him a read on the health of the U.S. consumer, according to a person briefed on the discussion. The executives responded that the consumer is doing well, but that they could be doing even better if issues such as the China-U.S. trade war were resolved, the person said.

Bank stocks were among the most hammered that day after the yield curve inverted, an unusual event where yields on longer-term bonds fall below that of short term ones. That’s because falling rates pressure the industry’s profit margins, and also the signal typically means that a recession is coming, which would lead to increased loan defaults.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:38:20am

re: #254 DangerMan

he says:

Okay so why were you okay with this until he went off on you?

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:38:33am

re: #254 DangerMan

he says:

And this many years in he’s just realizing this?

Piss off, Mooch.

There is more to this story. It had to hit Mooch personally, because none of this is new.

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plansbandc  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:38:48am

Season 2 of Mindhunter is up. Binge time.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:39:30am

re: #257 MsJ

Having his twitter account shut down hurt him big time.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:39:52am

re: #257 MsJ

And this many years in he’s just realizing this?

Piss off, Mooch.

There is more to this story. It had to hit Mooch personally, because none of this is new.

GTMA

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:42:11am

re: #259 PhillyPretzel

Having his twitter account shut down hurt him big time.

But that was recent…after Mooch started going off. I am interested in what set him off, because racism isn’t new to trump and mooch isn’t stupid. So there is some personal thing going on.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:43:53am

re: #261 MsJ

The only thing I can guess is that this “mooch” person has some dirt on DT that will do some damage.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:51:10am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:52:41am

re: #239 Romantic Heretic

These people do realize that when the killing starts this endorsement won’t save them?

SMOTI, Milo, Thiel and their ilk are deluded enough to believe they won’t be rounded up and put in re-education camps if the Radical Xtians get into power!

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:54:57am

re: #262 PhillyPretzel

The only thing I can guess is that this “mooch” person has some dirt on DT that will do some damage.

That doesn’t make sense. The reverse would…if trump threatened mooch with something. But, if it was something bad, mooch wouldn’t be saying anything.

Mooch, is Anthony Scaramucci, who was trumps communication person for like 10 minutes (and forever used as a measurement that some other trump numbnut was in the role for X Scaramucci’s).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:55:36am

Roofers are stripping off the shingles on the house to my north this morning. It turns out the owner had scheduled his roofing job to begin today.

Good thing the hailstorm was last night.

My wife sent the photos I took to the SAC forecaster we know in Omaha. He wrote back with “wow, at 3AM? That never happens.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:55:49am

I gotta admit. I’m of two minds on Walsh and those like him. One part of me wants him to fuck off and go away given how awful he was to Obama. Another part makes me think we need all the help we can get to stop Trump and I do in principle believe in forgiveness. Truth is probably in between. I don’t want his advice and I think he does need to realize his own role and other anti Trump conservatives in why Trump was plausible. However, it’s also telling to me that a lot of people are vocalizing against Trump and I appreciate it. It’s also angering because it is revealing to me that all the Republican rage towards Obama was dirty politics and insincere bs. Not real disagreement but political bs.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:57:09am

re: #257 MsJ

And this many years in he’s just realizing this?

Piss off, Mooch.

There is more to this story. It had to hit Mooch personally, because none of this is new.

in the interview, mooch is trying to make himself a patriot who loves his country

so maybe it’s just that trump is saying it out loud and has a much bigger microphone and influence than before - mooch thinks it’s bad for the country in his own perverse way

who knows how these people justify anything

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:58:52am

re: #263 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Joe looks kind of like fake historian and real pulpit pimp David Barton.

Is smarmyness a genetic characteristic, or did smarmy choices produce this look? Nature or nurture?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 16, 2019 • 9:59:08am
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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:00:11am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

I gotta admit. I’m of two minds on Walsh and those like him. One part of me wants him to fuck off and go away given how awful he was to Obama. Another part makes me think we need all the help we can get to stop Trump and I do in principle believe in forgiveness. Truth is probably in between. I don’t want his advice and I think he does need to realize his own role and other anti Trump conservatives in why Trump was plausible. However, it’s also telling to me that a lot of people are vocalizing against Trump and I appreciate it.

until they start loudly and unequivocally saying ‘vote democratic down the line” it’s just self serving hot air

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:01:01am

re: #271 DangerMan

until they start loudly and unequivocally saying ‘vote democratic down the line” it’s just self serving hot air

Yes

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:01:03am

re: #265 MsJ

I am trying (unsuccessfully) to think like DT. There are a lot of things going on that are hidden from the public especially with all of those NDA’s that everybody signs in front of DT.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:01:09am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

I gotta admit. I’m of two minds on Walsh. One part of me wants him to fuck off and go away given how awful he was to Obama. Another part makes me think we need all the help we can get to stop Trump and I do in principle believe in forgiveness. Truth is probably in between. I don’t want his advice and I think he does need to realize his own role and other anti Trump conservatives in why Trump was plausible. However, it’s also telling to me that a lot of people are vocalizing against Trump and I appreciate it.

The first step in contrition is taking accountability for your actions.

You must admit why you need to apologise.

No one is required to accept an apology.

Joe Walsh has always been a wingnut. Suddenly today he says he’s not? I’m not a Christian at all and I know “faith without works is dead.” Come back to me when you have some works to show for it, Mr. Walsh.

And #PayUpDeadbeat — if you can’t even do that, why should I believe you when you worked for decades to help put the worst person I can imagine in the White House?

Even if you do offer a sincere apology and accept responsibility for your actions, I am not required to accept it. You rob my house, return all my stuff, say you’re sorry, I’m still going to press charges.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:01:56am

re: #269 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Joe looks kind of like fake historian and real pulpit pimp David Barton.

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Is smarmyness a genetic characteristic, or did smarmy choices produce this look? Nature or nurture?

Some are born smarmy, some achieve smarminess, and some have smarminess thrust upon them.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:03:23am

re: #273 PhillyPretzel

I am trying (unsuccessfully) to think like DT. There are a lot of things going on that are hidden from the public especially with all of those NDA’s that everybody signs in front of DT.

that may be the problem right there

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:04:58am

re: #269 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Joe looks kind of like fake historian and real pulpit pimp David Barton.

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Is smarmyness a genetic characteristic, or did smarmy choices produce this look? Nature or nurture?

Barton gets to review all the textbooks for the TexASS School Commission. He makes sure that Republican propaganda is put in every TexASS Textbook.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:05:37am

re: #276 DangerMan

Yes. The closest person who is like that is the fictional JR Ewing. And even the late Larry Hagman based him on his own father and his (his dad’s) associates.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:05:59am

re: #264 Joe Bacon 🌹

SMOTI, Milo, Thiel and their ilk are deluded enough to believe they won’t be rounded up and put in re-education camps if the Radical Xtians get into power!

Not as though they haven’t been warned.

Chaim Rumkowski was the head of the Jewish Council of Elders in the Łódź Ghetto appointed by Nazi Germany during the German occupation of Poland.

Rumkowski accrued much power by transforming the ghetto into an industrial base manufacturing war supplies for the Wehrmacht in the mistaken belief that productivity was the key to Jewish survival beyond the Holocaust. The Germans liquidated the ghetto in 1944. All remaining prisoners were sent to death camps in the wake of military defeats on the Eastern Front.

As the head of the Judenrat, Rumkowski is remembered for his speech Give Me Your Children, delivered at a time when the Germans demanded his compliance with the deportation of 20,000 children to Chełmno extermination camp. In August 1944, Rumkowski and his family joined the last transport to Auschwitz, and he was murdered there on August 28, 1944 by Jewish Sonderkommando inmates who beat him to death as revenge for his role in the Holocaust.

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:06:49am

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Joe Walsh has always been a wingnut. Suddenly today he says he’s not? I’m not a Christian at all and I know “faith without works is dead.” Come back to me when you have some works to show for it, Mr. Walsh.

Who’s next? Joe YOU LIE Wilson?

A pox on every last one of these people.

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sagehen  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:11:42am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

I gotta admit. I’m of two minds on Walsh and those like him. One part of me wants him to fuck off and go away given how awful he was to Obama. Another part makes me think we need all the help we can get to stop Trump and I do in principle believe in forgiveness.

If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
—Winston Churchill

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:14:44am

I want to believe that there are a lot of people who are waking up or going to wake up about DT. Before he was running for POTUS I saw nothing but a con-man. He still remains the con-man in my view. He picks people who are like him so most of the government is now like him. We are slowly electing people who can see through him and who speak out against him. I hope and pray that he looses big time and that whomever the D’s pick wins in a landslide.

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gwangung  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:15:39am

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I don’t have to like them, but I thinking ackonwledging them would be OK. i.e., ” When even extreme political opponents like xxx are agreeing with us, you know how bad the current team is.”

Some folks are convertable (or, at least, they can move to the center). Others can’t and won’t. Use positive reinforcement on the former.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:17:09am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

I want to believe that there are a lot of people who are waking up or going to wake up about DT. Before he was running for POTUS I saw nothing but a con-man. He still remains the con-man in my view. He picks people who are like him so most of the government is now like him. We are slowly electing people who can see through him and who speak out against him. I hope and pray that he looses big time and that whomever the D’s pick wins in a landslide.

The RepubliKKKlans are doing everything they can to stack the deck for a GOP win and they’re going to get a big boost from Russia, Iran and Likud to ensure the Republicans continue their reign of terror.

If Great Grandpa was still alive he’s be organizing for the IWW and pushing for a nationwide general strike to shut the whole country down.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:18:21am

re: #284 Joe Bacon 🌹

And he would be right.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:18:31am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

I want to believe that there are a lot of people who are waking up or going to wake up about DT. Before he was running for POTUS I saw nothing but a con-man. He still remains the con-man in my view. He picks people who are like him so most of the government is now like him. We are slowly electing people who can see through him and who speak out against him. I hope and pray that he looses big time and that whomever the D’s pick wins in a landslide.

all most of them are waking up to is:

‘what we really want is another R who’s not quite so publicly odious’

it’s a hell of a political position

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:22:39am

re: #286 DangerMan

all most of them are waking up to is:

‘what we really want is another R who’s not quite so publicly odious’

it’s a hell of a political position

That’s the sad truth. I’m sadly coming to the conclusion that the US is coming to an end and the country is going to implode and break into pieces the same way the USSR did.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:22:51am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

Trump has always been - to me - a two-bit shyster, a con artist, a man who knows how to hustle the rubes.

Him being President is, quite possibly, his greatest con. But like any con, it can’t continue forever.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:23:36am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

Exactly. There will be someone soon who will call him on it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:24:46am

re: #279 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Not as though they haven’t been warned.

Chaim Rumkowski was the head of the Jewish Council of Elders in the Łódź Ghetto appointed by Nazi Germany during the German occupation of Poland.

In a certain sick way, I think that Garbage Hobbit Ben Shapiro is actually even worse than Chaim Rumkowski. Misguided as he was, Rumkowski did what he did thinking it was the only way to survive.

Shapiro OTOH takes his extreme positions (there is nothing in Judaism to justify his position of abortion) in order to curry favor and make money on the wingnut gravy train.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:29:10am

re: #283 gwangung

I don’t have to like them, but I thinking ackonwledging them would be OK. i.e., ” When even extreme political opponents like xxx are agreeing with us, you know how bad the current team is.”

Some folks are convertable (or, at least, they can move to the center). Others can’t and won’t. Use positive reinforcement on the former.

Correct. It’s not so simple imo.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:29:23am

re: #290 The Pie Overlord!

In a certain sick way, I think that Garbage Hobbit Ben Shapiro is actually even worse than Chaim Rumkowski. Misguided as he was, Rumkowski did what he did thinking it was the only way to survive.

Shapiro OTOH takes his extreme positions (there is nothing in Judaism to justify his position of abortion) in order to curry favor and make money on the wingnut gravy train.

Shapiro is a thousand times worse. He has choices. He can stand out against racism, but chooses not to. He’s also an idiot. “If your house is underwater you can sell it and move.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:29:39am

re: #289 PhillyPretzel

Exactly. There will be someone soon who will call him on it.

Sooner or later, the marks realize they’ve been had.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:33:07am

re: #293 Dr Lizardo

Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:33:20am
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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:34:44am

re: #270 Patricia Kayden

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Well into the racket stage of their existence.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:35:41am

re: #294 PhillyPretzel

Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Personally, I’m hoping they realize it starting right around early October of next year.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:36:19am

re: #295 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I would like to read the article but all I am getting is a begging for $$ screen.

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danarchy  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:36:59am

re: #295 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Haven’t read the article, but my first thought from the headline is there are politicians in living memory who have been assassinated, so I am going to go with she has a leg up on them…

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:37:48am

re: #295 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:39:14am

re: #290 The Pie Overlord!

Upding for “Garbage Hobbit.”

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:39:54am

re: #300 Belafon

Exactly. That is why DT has referred to her and 3 other women as the “squad.”

DT fears them and that is why he used the term squad.

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:43:16am
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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:45:29am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Former GOP congressman Joe Walsh says he wants to “apologize for the role that I played in putting an unfit conman in the White House.”

Walsh is doing a Marjoe.

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gocart mozart  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:45:40am

Thread

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Charles Johnson  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:47:01am
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Sea Mexican  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:47:49am

re: #290 The Pie Overlord!

In a certain sick way, I think that Garbage Hobbit Ben Shapiro is actually even worse than Chaim Rumkowski. Misguided as he was, Rumkowski did what he did thinking it was the only way to survive.

Shapiro OTOH takes his extreme positions (there is nothing in Judaism to justify his position of abortion) in order to curry favor and make money on the wingnut gravy train.

Learning about Rumkowski, there’s an interesting quote in his Wikipedia page:

This man had sickly leanings that clashed. Toward his fellow Jews, he was an incomparable tyrant who behaved just like a Führer and cast deathly terror to anyone who dared to oppose his lowly ways. Toward the perpetrators, however, he was as tender as a lamb and there was no limit to his base submission to all their demands, even if their purpose was to wipe us out totally. Either way, he did not properly understand his situation and positing and their limits.

I had huge bells ringing as I read this. It sounds very similarly to Trump towards the USA and Putin. Trump has more restrictions at the moment, but the quote rings true…

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:49:10am

re: #244 MsJ

Whatever.

More…

The CEOs also told Trump that the trade dispute is damaging the outlook for capital spending by corporations, according to another person with knowledge of the discussions. The president was receptive to the notion that uncertainty over trade is hurting corporate confidence, this person said.

They also talked about the Federal Reserve and the global economic slowdown that has central banks around the world moving to ease monetary conditions, this person said. One opinion batted around during the call: A 25 basis point cut by the Fed won’t likely change capital flows in the markets.

The call, which lasted about 20 minutes, happened after the CEOs concluded a previously-scheduled meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington. Trump wanted to speak to the three executives, the men were informed, and he called in from his property in New Jersey. Bloomberg first reported on the conference call.

Trump has been reaching out to corporate leaders this week amid his concerns that a slowing U.S. economy could impact his reelection chances, according to a Thursday piece from the Washington Post.

The discussion was reminiscent of one held in December by Mnuchin during an earlier stock market rout with the heads of the six biggest U.S. lenders.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:49:11am

Music break.

The Darkness has a new album dropping soon. Here’s a single, dropped today; “Heart Explodes”.

The name of the new album is “Easter is Cancelled”.

The Darkness - Heart Explodes (Official Lyric Video)

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:53:54am

re: #308 MsJ

More…

I should have highlighted this bullshit, too.

Trump has been reaching out to corporate leaders this week amid his concerns that a slowing U.S. economy could impact his reelection chances, according to a Thursday piece from the Washington Post.

I cannot put into words how much I hate this prick.

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:55:32am

This is what evangelicals want a redo of, but they call it the End Times.

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:56:02am

Bad paste, reload.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:56:24am

Greenland: Trump warned that island cannot be bought from Denmark

ha! that’s what mexico said about california and see how well that worked out for them!

54-40 or fight!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:57:04am

re: #299 danarchy

Haven’t read the article, but my first thought from the headline is there are politicians in living memory who have been assassinated, so I am going to go with she has a leg up on them…

That’s true. Ilhan Omar has not been shot as President Ronald Reagan or Rep. Steve Scalise were. (Rep. Leo Ryan is the only major politician in my living memory who was assassinated, but that was not for political reasons, it was for religious reasons. Come to think about it, Rep. Omar is being demonised for religious reasons amongst others.)

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 10:59:05am

Even more than golf, wasting Other People’s Money is Trump’s major hobby.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:00:09am

re: #315 jaunte

Even more than golf, wasting Other People’s Money is Trump’s major hobby.

Not just Trump’s; a whole lot of conservatives have “wasting money” on their CVs.

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:02:31am

re: #316 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Shaking Things Up So The Treasury Will Spill Out In Our Connected Direction

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:05:08am

re: #315 jaunte

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Even more than golf, wasting Other People’s Money is Trump’s major hobby.

And chances are those groups will never see a penny of those legal fees. You know Trump loves to stiff folks on their bills.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:06:50am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

And chances are those groups will never see a penny of those legal fees. You know Trump loves to stiff folks on their bills.

Yeah, but Trump isn’t the payer, the federal government is.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:08:30am
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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:15:05am
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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:15:35am
On August 7, at around 10 a.m., four black high school students were held at gun point, face down on the ground, by a middle-aged white woman. The four kids were high school football players, fundraising for their school’s football team, a week or so before school begins for the Wynne School system in Wynne, Arkansas. Memphis’ WMC5 News reports that at least two of the teens were wearing their football jerseys when 46-year old Jerri Kelly, decided the four looked suspicious enough to pull a gun on.

According to Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark “suspicious persons,” were reported to emergency services and when police arrived, Mrs. Kelly was holding the four teens at gunpoint while they sat on the ground. Kelly was arrested on “four counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor.”

A neighbor told news outlets that high school kids go door to door every year around this time of year, fundraising for the football team. It isn’t a new phenomenon. Surprisingly, Mrs. Kelly did not get her mugshot taken. When asked if Kelly, who is married to Cross County Jail Administrator Joe Kelly had received “special treatment,” in not getting her mugshot taken, Police Chief Clark dismissed the question saying that Kelly had had a “medical issue” during her booking.

On Thursday morning, before her court appearance, Kelly had her mugshot taken, “because of community backlash.” The authorities have been saying everything one needs to say if you want to exonerate someone who seems to be terribly guilty of “four counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor.” This includes Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark insisting on focusing on the students and not wanting to answer questions about Kelly.

The Wynne School System Superintendent said that they were considering ending door-to-door fundraising. Yeah, kids walking around and talking to neighbors is the problem. Not the people with the guns.

dailykos.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:16:57am

re: #321 MsJ

It’s amazing what humankind can do when we work together for a good cause.

More of this please. A LOT more.

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jaunte  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:17:40am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:18:09am

re: #319 Belafon

Yeah, but Trump isn’t the payer, the federal government is.

There’s still a difference?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:19:00am

re: #325 Decatur Deb

There’s still a difference?

Yes, the Federal Government is more likely to pay the bill…because there’s serious consequences if they don’t.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:19:40am
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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:20:23am

re: #326 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, the Federal Government is more likely to pay the bill…because there’s serious consequences if they don’t.

Plus, the government will still have to pay in 2021.

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:20:33am

re: #323 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s amazing what humankind can do when we work together for a good cause.

More of this please. A LOT more.

That is what makes America great. That was America before trump and his hateful rhetoric. That is the America we should aspire to returning to. That is the only history we should Go Back To.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:22:04am

re: #329 MsJ

That is what makes America great. That was America before trump and his hateful rhetoric. That is the America we should aspire to returning to. That is the only history we should Go Back To.

Seriously. Awhile back I had a church group of mine buy a bunch of birthday cards to a 94 year old WWII vet. I LOVED doing that so much.

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gocart mozart  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:24:41am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:27:15am
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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:29:33am

re: #322 Belafon

dailykos.com

ima say this till im blue:

you lost control of your weapon. you wielded it unnecessarily.

you lose your freedom (criminal), finances (civil) and future 2A rights (gone)

if you think you were justified and /or didnt do anything wrong then:

- FACE a criminal jury and prove it
- FACE 4 civil juries and have them agree with you

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:31:11am

re: #326 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, the Federal Government is more likely to pay the bill…because there’s serious consequences if they don’t.

the president is not the administration nor the government
he’s just a mostly inconsequential cog

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Skip Intro  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:31:55am

So The Mooch gets a temporary suspension from Twitter for this.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:33:02am

re: #335 Skip Intro

So The Mooch gets a temporary suspension from Twitter for this.

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he gets suspended and @jack gives Trump and his Alt-Right acolytes pass after pass…

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:35:25am

re: #332 Charles Johnson

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Semper Fi  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:36:47am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹🎃

$379.99 for a new windscreen. Tuesday 20th, at 1pm.

The Comprehensive rider on your insurance might worthwhile considering the ferocious storms in your area. Maybe less than 50 bucks or so.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:38:20am

And here is another thug that @jack gave pass after pass to.

Click on the Talking Points Memo link to see the trash this thug tweeted with @jack blessing!

talkingpointsmemo.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:39:48am

[replied to deleted Tweet]

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:40:45am

Just paged this piece that came in this morning - Peter Thiel’s spytech company Palantir is helping ICE target migrants to be rounded up

One of the key data points that they track is if the targets have assets.

So if a Latino working in the chicken factory in Mississippi has scraped and scrounged enough to buy a pickup truck, or a house … well then, that all goes to ICE when they round that poor guy up, right?

Fuckers. Every goddam one of them.

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Semper Fi  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:41:03am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

he gets suspended and @jack gives Trump and his Alt-Right acolytes pass after pass…

@jack might be sensitive and also have a weight problem.

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Skip Intro  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:47:23am

re: #339 Joe Bacon 🌹

And here is another thug that @jack gave pass after pass to.

Click on the Talking Points Memo link to see the trash this thug tweeted with @jack blessing!

talkingpointsmemo.com

@jack appears to spend each day watching his Ron Jeremy videos trying to learn how to suck his own dick.

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sagehen  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:52:35am

re: #314 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That’s true. Ilhan Omar has not been shot as President Ronald Reagan or Rep. Steve Scalise were. (Rep. Leo Ryan is the only major politician in my living memory who was assassinated, but that was not for political reasons, it was for religious reasons. Come to think about it, Rep. Omar is being demonised for religious reasons amongst others.)

Maybe you’re too young to have independent memory of JFK’s assassination… but surely you’re old enough to remember RFK?

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MsJ  Aug 16, 2019 • 11:55:34am

UGH. The UK is screwed if this is true.

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:00:22pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The first step in contrition is taking accountability for your actions.

You must admit why you need to apologise.

No one is required to accept an apology.

Joe Walsh has always been a wingnut. Suddenly today he says he’s not? I’m not a Christian at all and I know “faith without works is dead.” Come back to me when you have some works to show for it, Mr. Walsh.

And #PayUpDeadbeat — if you can’t even do that, why should I believe you when you worked for decades to help put the worst person I can imagine in the White House?

Even if you do offer a sincere apology and accept responsibility for your actions, I am not required to accept it. You rob my house, return all my stuff, say you’re sorry, I’m still going to press charges.

I’m certainly glad I don’t have this attitude or I would have turned into my brother.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:03:06pm

re: #341 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Just paged this piece that came in this morning - Peter Thiel’s spytech company Palantir is helping ICE target migrants to be rounded up

One of the key data points that they track is if the targets have assets.

So if a Latino working in the chicken factory in Mississippi has scraped and scrounged enough to buy a pickup truck, or a house … well then, that all goes to ICE when they round that poor guy up, right?

Fuckers. Every goddam one of them.

What will Thiel do when the Radical Xtians turn on him?

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Belafon  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:04:31pm

re: #344 sagehen

Maybe you’re too young to have independent memory of JFK’s assassination… but surely you’re old enough to remember RFK?

I turn 50 this year. The highest profile shooting in my lifetime is Reagan.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:07:47pm

In Mitchell’s spew of bullshit that Charles posted, this one stuck out as particularly egregious:

For decades now, Climate Scientists have been PREDICTING this, even at a time when the data weren’t necessarily clear. All that time, the deniers claimed “No warming! All the data that shows warming is flawed and/or faked!!!”

Now, as noted, the line has changed to “Climate changes all the time!” and “It’s a natural cycle!” and my favorite, from Trump, “Yeah the climate is changing but maybe it changes back!”

And Mitchell wades into this as if Climate Scientists are ONLY NOW saying that anthropogenic GHG’s are causing the warming the deniers can no longer pretend isn’t happening, saying it’s Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc fallacy, as if they hadn’t been predicting this for over 30 years.

It truly is amazing that the Right slips seamlessly from one position to its diametric opposite without even a pause to consider that they were wrong in the first place.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:08:52pm

re: #337 The Pie Overlord!

The media talks about Trump’s racial nickname for Warren but never mentions Warren’s policies because that requires a longer attention span than a juvenile insult.

..it doesnt generate clicks or eyeballs, ie $

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:12:18pm

re: #314 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That’s true. Ilhan Omar has not been shot as President Ronald Reagan or Rep. Steve Scalise were. (Rep. Leo Ryan is the only major politician in my living memory who was assassinated, but that was not for political reasons, it was for religious reasons. Come to think about it, Rep. Omar is being demonised for religious reasons amongst others.)

TBF, Ryan was assassinated for Cult Collapsing reasons, not so much religious. (And my Congressperson still carries lead from the attack. One tough lady, Rep. Speier.)

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:12:28pm

re: #347 Joe Bacon 🌹

What will Thiel do when the Radical Xtians turn on him?

He’ll take advantage of his New Zealand citizenship.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:14:43pm

re: #348 Belafon

I turn 50 this year. The highest profile shooting in my lifetime is Reagan.

not as high profile,
scalise
and of course giffords

and i’d make an argument that reagan wasnt shot over reagan’s politics, only that he was a politician (and almost any ‘famous’ person would do)

hinkley was a nutburger trying to impress jody foster and thought killing a high visibility target (ie the pres) would gain him notoriety

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:14:46pm

re: #348 Belafon

I turn 50 this year. The highest profile shooting in my lifetime is Reagan.

Lemme see. JFK. Malcolm X. Martin Luther King. RFK, and all before I turned 11.

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DangerMan  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:17:23pm

re: #349 Blind Frog Belly White

In Mitchell’s spew of bullshit that Charles posted, this one stuck out as particularly egregious:

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For decades now, Climate Scientists have been PREDICTING this, even at a time when the data weren’t necessarily clear. All that time, the deniers claimed “No warming! All the data that shows warming is flawed and/or faked!!!”

Now, as noted, the line has changed to “Climate changes all the time!” and “It’s a natural cycle!” and my favorite, from Trump, “Yeah the climate is changing but maybe it changes back!”

And Mitchell wades into this as if Climate Scientists are ONLY NOW saying that anthropogenic GHG’s are causing the warming the deniers can no longer pretend isn’t happening, saying it’s Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc fallacy, as if they hadn’t been predicting this for over 30 years.

It truly is amazing that the Right slips seamlessly from one position to its diametric opposite without even a pause to consider that they were wrong in the first place.

hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc are all ‘natural’

why should we bother predicting them and try to protect ourselves?

ps - it doesnt matter if they’re right or wrong. there is no self awareness or hypocrisy. there is no shame

there is only ‘what position can i take right now that will work for me right now’.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:19:40pm

re: #347 Joe Bacon 🌹

What will Thiel do when the Radical Xtians turn on him?

His plan involves building his own island off the coast, so he can survive while all others are slaughtered. He’s also a big fan of uploading his consciousness into some kind of cyber-brain, so he can Live Forever.

Peter Thiel’s retirement plan.
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 16, 2019 • 12:27:06pm

re: #355 DangerMan

hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc are all ‘natural’

why should we bother predicting them and try to protect ourselves?

ps - it doesnt matter if they’re right or wrong. there is no self awareness or hypocrisy. there is no shame

there is only ‘what position can i take right now that will work for me right now’.

I’ve watched the argument on temperature go from “It’s cooling” to “It’s not warming at all” to “Your data are falsified” to “Your weather stations are producing bias” to “It was warming but it stopped” to “It’s warming but climate changes all the time”.

On CO2, I watched it change from “It’s not rising” to “You can’t prove the CO2 is anthropogenic” to “CO2 is GOOD for you!” to silence.

And all from the same individuals. And some of them were, at least in theory, scientifically trained.

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gocart mozart  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:36:09pm

re: #344 sagehen

Or Gabby Gifford

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 16, 2019 • 2:50:44pm

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