Absolutely Spectacular Time-Lapse Stormchaser Video: “From Darkness to Light”

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From Darkness To Light is an 8k Time-Lapse film shot by storm chaser Ty Schmitt. All the clips in the film were captured on the Great Plains during the 2019 spring storm season. Ty traveled over 30,000 miles in 3 months chasing Mother Nature’s most intense moments. 

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:34:22pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:37:17pm

Beautiful WXporn.

We can push back the darkness. Bring your own light.

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Mescalero09  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:38:48pm

Ha

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Jay C  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:41:19pm

re: #1 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Updinged for “kelptocracy” - even if a typo……

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:42:46pm

re: #4 Jay C

Updinged for “kelptocracy” - even if a typo……

I welcome our merfolk overlords…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:44:44pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

I welcome out merfolk overlords…

Damn Twitter with no edit button

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TedStriker  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:44:49pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

I welcome out merfolk overlords…

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman says “Hello, ladies! Look at your man. Now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to me.”…

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:50:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:52:38pm

Meanwhile in Connecticut:

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:53:00pm

re: #7 TedStriker

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman says “Hello, ladies…look at me, now look at your man, now look at me”…

///

We just watched that. Even hubby agreed Momoa is hot AF.

Weird (in real life) but hey, fantasies being what they are and all… He’s a normal hottie in my fantasies. 😂

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:53:49pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

Gold-leaf calves don’t count. The other gods snicker at your declasse idol.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:54:25pm

moron

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:55:33pm

re: #9 Mescalero09

50 large? Meh. Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar fetched $1.9 million at auction. David Gilmour recently sold off 127 guitars to the tune of $21 million.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:56:28pm

re: #9 Mescalero09

Finally. Found the guitar that will make me shine on open mic night. What a relief.

And I’m nuts?

But it will make you sound $50K better! it’s a bargain!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:56:35pm
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Mescalero09  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:56:39pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

50 large? Meh. Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar fetched $1.9 million at auction. David Gilmour recently sold off 127 guitars to the tune of $21 million.

But it’s open mic night and I’m nobody.

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:56:48pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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TedStriker  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:56:48pm

re: #11 MsJ

We just watched that. Even hubby agreed Momoa is hot AF.

Weird (in real life) but hey, fantasies being what they are and all… He’s a normal hottie in my fantasies. 😂

I’m a middle-aged cis hetero white dude and I agree: Momoa’s a damn handsome man.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:57:01pm

Thread

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:57:30pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

When it comes to the car biz, I think I’ll take Henry Ford’s successors over Cheeto Trumpolini any time.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 4:58:28pm

Geez! Gilmour’s 1969 Black Strat fetched $3.975 million at auction!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:02:13pm

re: #21 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

When it comes to the car biz, I think I’ll take Henry Ford’s successors over Cheeto Trumpolini any time.

So his “automotive proposal” is related to some California regulations? I assume this is around environmental controls, then?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:02:16pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:02:46pm

re: #2 Decatur Deb

Beautiful WXporn.

We can push back the darkness. Bring your own light.

It’s funny, but that made me realize something.

The first couple of seasons, John was all about “Rick & Morty” which I despise due to it’s utter nihilism. I argued with him about it. Tried Christian arguments. Tried Camus which had some impact.

But since then he started playing (and got me in to as well) this video game called Warframe. It’s set in the far future. The heroes are the last line of defense for the little peoples in the solar system from warmongers (Grineer) hyper capitalists (Corpus) and worse. Since he got into this game, playing a role where you’re fighting to hold back the darkness, I haven’t heard him mention that show again. Not even with the “awaited” new season coming out.

I just found that interesting. ‘

Here’s 6 cool minutes showing the game off.

Warframe - Official Cinematic Opening Trailer

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:03:37pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:05:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:07:19pm
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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:07:49pm

re: #9 Mescalero09

Finally. Found the guitar that will make me shine on open mic night. What a relief.

And I’m nuts?

Cheap for one of them. Even if I had the money, I’d not pay it. But many would.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:08:42pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

Anti-climb technology? What the heck is that? A high tech slippery substance?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:09:13pm
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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:09:55pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fox found an Alan Colmes replacement?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:09:55pm

re: #30 PhillyPretzel

Anti-climb technology? What the heck is that? A high tech slippery substance?

Barbed wire. It’s barbed wire.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:15:16pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Well it looks like DT is getting his wall but not exactly where he wanted it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:15:46pm

re: #23 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So his “automotive proposal” is related to some California regulations? I assume this is around environmental controls, then?

Story from July 25. Trump and various MAGATs have been whining about it ever since. (Their hands-off attitude toward business only applies when business does what they want.)

Major automakers buck Trump’s emissions rollback by signing deal with California

Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, and BMW have reached a deal with California to increase the fuel economy of — and reduce emissions from — their new vehicle fleets through 2026. The deal roughly matches the cleaner car plan put in place by the Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency — a plan that the Trump administration has been working feverishly to undo since the president took office in 2017. It could end up being a crucial victory in the fight to keep vehicle emissions standards high in the face of a worsening climate crisis.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:16:18pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Barbed wire. It’s barbed wire.

But don’t call her…babe…

Barb Wire (3/10) Movie CLIP - Don’t Call Me Babe (1996) HD

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:17:18pm

re: #25 William Lewis

That’s beautiful work. The old philosophies are out of time, the arts that supported them are museum crepe. Perhaps some gamer will push us towards “the day when man will not be wolf to man”.

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garzooma  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:17:54pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Barbed wire. It’s barbed wire.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:18:27pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

The 6.6 foot fence in front of the @WhiteHouse is coming down. A new 13 foot fence with anti-climb technology is going up.

Is the razor wire on the inner top?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:18:38pm

re: #30 PhillyPretzel

Anti-climb technology? What the heck is that? A high tech slippery substance?

Broken bottles embedded in the top.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:19:27pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

July 25. Trump and various MAGATs have been whining about it ever since. (Their hands-off attitude toward business only applies when business does what they want.)

Major automakers buck Trump’s emissions rollback by signing deal with California

I for one like our California Overlords.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:20:37pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

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These fucking assholes.

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bratwurst  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:20:40pm

When I just noticed “Henry Ford” trending I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, fearing that it had something to do with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It’s been that kind of week being a “disloyal” Jew in this country.

Well, I was…uh…relieved? that it only has to do with normal dumbassery, not the kind designed to whip up hate against me and my family.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:20:54pm

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

South Philly style. Cement with broken glass embedded in it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:21:14pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

July 25. Trump and various MAGATs have been whining about it ever since. (Their hands-off attitude toward business only applies when business does what they want.)

Major automakers buck Trump’s emissions rollback by signing deal with California

Ahhhh, okay, so now it all makes sense in a perverse fashion, which is unusual for a Trumpism. He’s crying because he thinks he’s doing the auto manufacturers a solid by relaxing the regulations, saving them money and Making Cars Great Again by not having to be little econoboxes, but they’re just not listening to the stable genius and they’re out to get him. Of course, he makes it all about himself, and gets all of the facts wrong, but when you dip yourself in a little bit of madness, you see how the dots might connect.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:21:37pm
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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:21:41pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Barbed wire. It’s barbed wire.

Razor wire. It’s scarier… Way more Mad Max.

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:22:41pm

re: #30 PhillyPretzel

Anti-climb technology? What the heck is that? A high tech slippery substance?

It’s technology! Anti-climb technology!

They just can’t say that it is harder to climb, climb proof or climb resistant….. it has to have anti-climb technology!

The next version will have block chain anti-climb technology!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:26:08pm

Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) Tweeted:
Voting for Round 3 of @realDonaldTrump nicknames has begun! Retweet liberally.

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Jay C  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:26:24pm

re: #34 PhillyPretzel

Well it looks like DT is getting his wall but not exactly where he wanted it.

Also, too; six-months-plus to replace one city block of fencing? Necessitating closure of Pennsylvania Ave. all that time?

Sounds more like the fence is intended to deter demonstrators rather than “climbers”….

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:30:26pm

re: #47 MsJ

Razor wire. It’s scarier… Way more Mad Max.

Our installation in Italy was very tiny, and mostly an administrative Corps HQ. Nevertheless, one of the units was holding a tactical exercise, and had surrounded its operations center with a couple stacks of razor wire, “for realism”. The problem was that the TOC was directly across the street from the entrance to the NCO club. Buddy pointed out that by 2AM the wire would be decorated with bleeding, drunken sergeants hung there like a shrike’s pantry. Being upright safety-minded citizens, we went to the nearest latrine and got toilet paper to run up and down the wire. Gave the poor NCOs a chance, but pissed off the exercise commander the next morning.

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:32:57pm

re: #48 b.d.

It’s technology! Anti-climb technology!

They just can’t say that it is harder to climb, climb proof or climb resistant….. it has to have anti-climb technology!

The next version will have block chain anti-climb technology!

Is that the same technologies they use on light poles to keep people celebrating sports wins from climbing them? Likely. They fail every time.

But sure, spend millions on this. It’s just our money.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:35:27pm

CL’d from last thread.

re: #285 retired cynic

So I just went out to feed the horse (in the background) and saw this big lump on a fence rail. Have a pretty good idea what is going on, but no idea what kind of critter they are!

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They’re assassin bugs.

Seriously, they are bugs since they have piercing and sucking mouthparts. You can see the beak folded under their bodies. Never, ever handle them except with thick gloves. They will use that beak on you, and then inject digestive fluids into you. Which is unpleasant.

You are correct about what they are doing. The small one is the male. Assassin bugs have a strong sexual dimorphism.

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:36:17pm

re: #52 MsJ

Is that the same technologies they use on light poles to keep people celebrating sports wins from climbing them? Likely. They fail every time.

But sure, spend millions on this. It’s just our money.

I think that the people who make anti-climb poles also are the same folks who make squirrel proof bird feeders.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:38:05pm

re: #54 b.d.

Heh. British TV used to have an occasional show that tested the newest and brightest feeders against their clever, ravenous squirrels.

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stpaulbear  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:40:38pm

re: #9 Mescalero09

Finally. Found the guitar that will make me shine on open mic night. What a relief.

And I’m nuts?

Someone brought one of those into Pawn Stars and wanted $50,000 for it. They talked him down, but when it came to signing the papers and getting the cash, he chickened out and kept the guitar. I was happy for him that he kept it.

Pawn Stars: Gibson Master Museum Acoustic Guitar | History

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:41:33pm
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A Cranky One  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:45:48pm

re: #53 Romantic Heretic

CL’d from last thread.

They’re assassin bugs.

Seriously, they are bugs since they have piercing and sucking mouthparts. You can see the beak folded under their bodies. Never, ever handle them except with thick gloves. They will use that beak on you, and then inject digestive fluids into you. Which is unpleasant.

You are correct about what they are doing. The small one is the male. Assassin bugs have a strong sexual dimorphism.

And if your spouse shows up looking like an Egar suit and asks for sugar water, you might want to leave.

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retired cynic  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:47:20pm

re: #53 Romantic Heretic

CL’d from last thread.

They’re assassin bugs.

Seriously, they are bugs since they have pricing and sucking mouthparts. You can see the beak folded under their bodies. Never, ever handle them except with thick gloves. They will use that beak on you, and then inject digestive fluids into you. Which is unpleasant.

You are correct about what they are doing/ The small one is the male. Assassin bugs have a strong sexual dimorphism.

Thank you! I had absolutely no desire to cuddle one.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:48:36pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:49:40pm

Maintained his innocence right up to the very end.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:49:40pm
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stpaulbear  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:56:40pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

I’ve got an album by a band called Unicorn. They have two albums that were produced by David Gilmour in the early 70’s (they wrote and recorded the first version of “No Way Out Of Here” that Gilmour covered on his first solo album). One of the credits on the album is that they used Gilmour’s Stratocaster “the black one”. It was famous even then.

Unicorn- “No Way Out Of Here”

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:56:43pm

re: #23 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So his “automotive proposal” is related to some California regulations? I assume this is around environmental controls, then?

Yep. The major automotive companies have agreed to Ca. strict emissions and fuel efficiency rules. tRump isn’t happy about that., mainly because it means that all the cars these companies make will meet those standard. Yes they will cost a bit more, but all new tech does. His claim that they will not be as safe is of course a lie. Ca. has some of the most stringent safety requirements for automobiles if I remember correctly.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:57:55pm

re: #41 Dread Pirate

I for one like our California Overlords.

We like you too.

Never mind what Jello Biafra said back in the day, we’re not sending the “suede-denim secret police” after you.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:58:15pm

re: #62 Sufficient unto the day…

Wake me up with a capitalist anthem when a symphony orchestra gets by on ticket sales.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 5:58:43pm

re: #60 The Pie Overlord!

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Ben needs to talk to this guy.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:04:09pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:05:48pm

sudo sue is my girlfriend

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:06:33pm
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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:06:46pm

re: #64 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Yep. The major automotive companies have agreed to Ca. strict emissions and fuel efficiency rules. tRump isn’t happy about that., mainly because it means that all the cars these companies make will meet those standard. Yes they will cost a bit more, but all new tech does. His claim that they will not be as safe is of course a lie. Ca. has some of the most stringent safety requirements for automobiles if I remember correctly.

dailykos.com

However, from the beginning, the plan had two issues. Trump’s announcement utterly ignored the law which allows California to set its own standard, and the actual auto manufacturers were less than supportive from the very beginning. By the time more details of Trump’s plan emerged last summer, auto makers had already determined that what Trump was proposing would actually cost the industry 236,000 jobs while turning the United States into a dumping ground for second-rate technology that wouldn’t meet the standards of other nations. On top of all that, Trump’s plan would actually cost consumers $460 billion in extra fuel and more rapid depreciation.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:07:02pm

re: #60 The Pie Overlord!

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trump is ganz trayf

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:15:04pm

re: #72 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

trump is ganz trayf

Trump is eyn hoifen chazir fetz mit oigen.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:15:51pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:18:32pm

re: #69 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

sudo sue is my girlfriend

Access denied. You think someone else is going to give you root on their box?

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darthstar  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:22:20pm

Sorry…but somebody had to.

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:23:43pm

another one down

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:24:15pm
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darthstar  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:24:46pm

re: #77 b.d.

another one down

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Jay Inslee looks like Mike Pence would look if Mike Pence was straight.

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:25:43pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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Trump is going to stroke out if he keeps this up.

I would say that at this rate he’ll do or say something really nutzo but I think that shipped has sailed, his team will never point out that he has no clothes.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:26:08pm

re: #77 b.d.

another one down

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He wasn’t even going to qualify for the climate change debate he was pushing.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:29:37pm

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

Broken bottles embedded in the top.

Sharks with frickin’ lasers

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:29:52pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:30:06pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

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Drinking a large glass of wine because this has been one of the most insane days of the last three years.

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TedStriker  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:33:17pm

re: #79 darthstar

Jay Inslee looks like Mike Pence would look if Mike Pence was straight.

HEY-O!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:33:19pm

re: #80 b.d.

Trump is going to stroke out if he keeps this up.

I would say that at this rate he’ll do or say something really nutzo but I think that shipped has sailed, his team will never point out that he has no clothes.

You say that like the things he said today weren’t really nutzo.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:33:35pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir says she will miss U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit next month, instead speaking at a trade union conference in Sweden

Poor translation. That was “Fuck my broadaxe” in the original Viking.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:33:46pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“I’m very sorry, I’m washing socks that weekend.”

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:37:24pm

re: #86 NO SMOCKING GUN!

You say that like the things he said today weren’t really nutzo.

What can he say now that will make his base gasp? What will make the news folks start questioning his sanity out loud?

The only thing that he could say now that would cause wingnut outrage is adopt a left wing stance on something.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:40:32pm

Our two-day voter drive helped 50 students register in total. The high point was our experimental use of the state’s on-line registration, using the cafeteria wifi provided by the new contractor—Chik-fil-A.

The area’s other community college sent an invitation tonight.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:40:52pm

re: #65 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

We like you too.

Never mind what Jello Biafra said back in the day, we’re not sending the “suede-denim secret police” after you.

California Über Alles

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stpaulbear  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:42:02pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

She has to wash her hair instead.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:44:21pm

re: #90 Decatur Deb

Our two-day voter drive helped 50 students register in total. The high point was our experimental use of the state’s on-line registration, using the cafeteria wifi provided by the new contractor—Chik-fil-A.

The area’s other community college sent an invitation tonight.

sweet irony; Chik-fil-A?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:46:31pm

re: #93 NO SMOCKING GUN!

sweet irony; Chik-fil-A?

No problem—we made sure the registrant wasn’t gay-married.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:46:34pm

Too bad Inslee didn’t catch on. He needs to have a role in the next administration.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:52:06pm

Hearing that Joe Walsh may primary Trump. Whoa.

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:53:45pm

re: #93 NO SMOCKING GUN!

sweet irony; Chik-fil-A?

“There are many ways to get what you want.
I use the best. I use the rest.
I use the Enemy. I use anarchy.”

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:54:47pm

re: #61 teleskiguy

Maintained his innocence right up to the very end.

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It’s Texas. They don’t care; they just get to kill and that’s all that matters to them.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 21, 2019 • 6:59:09pm

Wow. I just had an exchange that started dumb, got angry…and then we’re making jokes.

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stpaulbear  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:00:01pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

Hearing that Joe Walsh may primary Trump. Whoa.

It took me a second to realize that it wasn’t “Rocky Mountain Way” Joe Walsh. Duh.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:04:11pm

re: #71 Belafon

dailykos.com

Also.

To make it a perfect storm of Trump’s incompetence, the senior officials that were in charge of the area have all left in the last two months. That put someone who was a long-term expert in the area and genuinely knew the industry and considerations in charge … but that person was not appointed by Trump. Naturally, that worker was reassigned. At the moment, Trump’s effort is being headed by a 29-year-old former assistant to Mike Pence who has no idea how either the science, the industry, or the legislation works. Every aspect is running behind schedule.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:04:49pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:07:04pm
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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:07:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:07:15pm

re: #100 stpaulbear

It took me a second to realize that it wasn’t “Rocky Mountain Way” Joe Walsh. Duh.

Ha. I still don’t like the guy but watching Trump have to fend off attacks from his own party would be fun.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:08:24pm

re: #102 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Not content with killing people by neglect, now they upgrade to battery…

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jeffreyw  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:08:38pm

re: #59 retired cynic

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stpaulbear  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:10:13pm

re: #102 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

LA Times (Raw Story’s source)

Bennett posted the video with the caption: “yes, I pushed Richard Pan for lying, laughing at us and for treason.” He added in the video that if Pan “Got what he deserved he would be hanged for treason for assaulting children, for misrepresenting the truth.”

GREAT thing to say when you’re going to have to appear in court for assault. Genius.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:11:27pm

re: #84 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Drinking a large glass of wine because this has been one of the most insane days of the last three years.

Been nipping on a bottle of Crown Royal Black since 1400 MST. Hey, if @Stonekettle can start in the A.M. after his first cup of coffee……………..

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i(m)p(each)sos  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:11:34pm

re: #78 Belafon

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So if Hoarse has in fact been outed (which sucks, and fuck whoever did it)… who is he?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:11:42pm

I’m honestly surprised Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:12:24pm

re: #108 stpaulbear

LA Times (Raw Story’s source)

GREAT thing to say when you’re going to have to appear in court for assault. Genius.

Word for word the exact thing that Birchers said when my home town wanted to fluoridate water in 1963.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:12:57pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet.

What, “God-Emperor” isn’t good enough?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:13:22pm

re: #109 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Been nipping on a bottle of Crown Royal Black since 1400 MST. Hey, if @Stonekettle can start in the A.M. after his first cup of coffee……………..

Heard a colleague today talking about a guy passed out at a bar, piss-drunk, at 3 PM on a Sunday. That’s living the high life.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:14:38pm

re: #113 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What, “God-Emperor” isn’t good enough?

Admiral General of the Skies isn’t taken yet.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:15:20pm

re: #110 i(m)p(each)sos

So if Hoarse has in fact been outed (which sucks, and fuck whoever did it)… who is he?

I don’t know his name. I haven’t bothered to look.

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:15:42pm

Love this!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:17:42pm

re: #113 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What, “God-Emperor” isn’t good enough?

Doesn’t that require getting a solid coating of sand trout first?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:20:12pm

Back in college I saw Timothy Carey’s classic The World’s Greatest Sinner. I swear Trump’s Presidency is getting more like that movie with each passing day.

I ‘m waiting for Trump to completely flip out and do the Timothy Carey thing with the guitar

FRANK ZAPPA — THE WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER

BTW—Frank Zappa did the music score.

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retired cynic  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:20:47pm

re: #107 jeffreyw

eek!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:20:48pm

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Heard a colleague today talking about a guy passed out at a bar, piss-drunk, at 3 PM on a Sunday. That’s living the high life.

I remember working in a liquor store early one Sunday not long after Massachusetts last tweaked its blue laws, and a sour-looking old codger came in as soon as we were open, and went right to the endcap display of gin on sale. He was annoyed that we only had the lower-proof variety of his brand. He looked like he needed something to mix with two fingers of pure, miserable hate for all life. I had the distinct impression he was buying breakfast.

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:28:34pm

I’m so glad I don’t have kids.

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Citizen K  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:30:18pm

re: #20 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Thread

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And the replies almost to the one are all celebrating it and saying we should rush to buy it, because “TAKE THAT DUMB LIB SOCIALIST SNOWFLAKES!”

It’s like…why fucking bother anymore. I have my issues with the lefter-than-thou folk but it still feels like conservatism keeps winning forever because scary socialisms leads everyone to hate anything left of fucking Laffer at this point.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:30:57pm

re: #110 i(m)p(each)sos

So if Hoarse has in fact been outed (which sucks, and fuck whoever did it)… who is he?

Some corporate marketing PR consultant. Bernie’s fanatics seized on his past clients as proof of guilt by association.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:32:28pm

Of course he’s promoting this far right whack job again.

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Skip Intro  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:33:10pm

re: #122 MsJ

I’m so glad I don’t have kids.

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In CA today the author of our vaccination bill was assaulted by a crazy anti-vaxxer. And I mean crazy.

These people are running loose and are everywhere now.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:36:45pm

re: #124 goddamnedfrank

Some corporate marketing PR consultant. Bernie’s fanatics seized on his past clients as proof of guilt by association.

People like that are why I don’t do Twitter. The dox your opponent’s culture is toxic.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:37:39pm

re: #109 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Been nipping on a bottle of Crown Royal Black since 1400 MST. Hey, if @Stonekettle can start in the A.M. after his first cup of coffee……………..

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:37:44pm

re: #116 Belafon

I don’t know his name. I haven’t bothered to look.

somehow a marketing consultant or some such

dailykos.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:41:04pm

Imaging was done today. Dr. followup Friday. Need to get back to work…

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:41:33pm

Uhm. Ok.

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plansbandc  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:42:33pm

re: #126 Skip Intro

I say this nearly every day. I’m also glad not to be a young and poor woman.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:44:56pm

re: #131 MsJ

Uhm. Ok.

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I dunno. I just heard on the scanner, not 30 minutes ago, a woman laid down in front of a business and masturbated.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:46:27pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:46:29pm

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Heard a colleague today talking about a guy passed out at a bar, piss-drunk, at 3 PM on a Sunday. That’s living the high life.

Reminds me of a typical weekend when in port while I was stationed at Pt. Loma , San Diego in the 80s. Buzzed by 1000, passed out by 1200, in the titty bar around 1900, back to base by 0200 with muster at 0700. Those were the days my friend.

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Skip Intro  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:47:28pm

re: #134 Charles Johnson

He’ll get Pence to give it to him.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:47:39pm

Isn’t the Medal of Honor strictly an armed forces thing?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:48:42pm

re: #137 teleskiguy

Isn’t the Medal of Honor strictly an armed forces thing?

Yes.

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retired cynic  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:49:00pm

re: #134 Charles Johnson

It was said as a joke. ? The crowd supposedly laughed. At the military function today, I believe.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:51:09pm

It amazes me how much he disrespects the military and maybe vets and service members still love him. Bigotry is a hell of a drug.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:51:26pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet.

Lieutenant Bone Spurs

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HappyWarrior  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:52:36pm

re: #141 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Lieutenant Bone Spurs

Captain Chickenshit.

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:52:47pm

re: #129 BlueSpotinAL

somehow a marketing consultant or some such

dailykos.com

Great list of who to unfollow. What a bunch of assholes.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:53:11pm

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:53:46pm

He’ll just invent a new medal, The Super-Duper God Emperor Pepe The Frog Honorary Best Ever Bigly Trump Medal, which will be the highest honor bestowed in America, military or civilian.

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:54:22pm

re: #133 Dread Pirate

I dunno. I just heard on the scanner, not 30 minutes ago, a woman laid down in front of a business and masturbated.

This version of The Matrix is fucked up.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:56:12pm

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2019 • 7:57:15pm

re: #140 HappyWarrior

It amazes me how much he disrespects the military and maybe vets and service members still love him. Bigotry is a hell of a drug.

Some do. Others? Not so much. Bet the ones who have the time to go to events like that watch a fair bit of Fox and aren’t the ones going overseas currently.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:00:49pm

We got another resignation from the Tiny Penis Club board of directors:

NRA officials confirmed Tuesday that country music singer Craig Morgan has left the board, as first reported by CNN,

washingtonpost.com

7 Directors resigning so far…

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Jay C  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:00:53pm

re: #133 Dread Pirate

I dunno. I just heard on the scanner, not 30 minutes ago, a woman laid down in front of a business and masturbated.

She couldn’t have just posted a review on Yelp?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:01:18pm

re: #140 HappyWarrior

It amazes me how much he disrespects the military and maybe vets and service members still love him. Bigotry is a hell of a drug.

This vet despises him and everything he stands for.

Channeling Bubblehead II

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:02:23pm

re: #145 teleskiguy

He’ll just invent a new medal, The Super-Duper God Emperor Pepe The Frog Honorary Best Ever Bigly Trump Medal, which will be the highest honor bestowed in America, military or civilian.

After today it wouldn’t surprise me.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:03:16pm

re: #146 MsJ

This version of The Matrix is fucked up.

Speaking of which, they’re making The Matrix 4.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:06:51pm

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Speaking of which, they’re making The Matrix 4.

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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BeachDem  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:09:43pm

re: #152 NO SMOCKING GUN!

After today it wouldn’t surprise me.

Speaking of medals—tomorrow (as part of his oh so busy day) the vulgar talking yam is presenting the Medal of Freedom to Bob Cousy. Nice, right? Ummm, they told Cousy way back on July 1 that he would be getting the medal. And it took them almost two months to make it happen? No biggie, except Cousy is 91 fucking years old, so you’d think they could have moved it along a little faster, right?

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:09:54pm

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Speaking of which, they’re making The Matrix 4.

I KNOW!!!!! To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’m on board 1000%. I’ll actually go to a theatre to see it, something I never do.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:10:32pm

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Speaking of which, they’re making The Matrix 4.

Where Red Pill Blue Pill takes on a whole new meaning.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:10:41pm

JFC
I knew I had lost count.
But, didn’t think it was that many

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:10:56pm

re: #154 I Would Prefer Not To

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

WASSAMATTAU??

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:12:22pm

re: #154 I Would Prefer Not To

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Only question is, Who reactivated Mr. Smith and did he retain his memory? Only the Shadow knows for sure.

Shadow Laugh

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:13:10pm

re: #144 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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NetworkKed  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:13:13pm

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Speaking of which, they’re making The Matrix 4.

…well, maybe it can be the great meta mindfuck that 3 should have been, instead of the lazy Return of the Jedi retread. Seriously, it’s not quite beat-for-beat, but it’s the same movie. The rumor I saw had Keanu and Carrie attached to it, which means they’d need to retcon or (better) abstract up from that trash.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:13:17pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I like Josh Marshall’s descriptor of these sick freaks, feral dweebs. We have a feral dweeb problem.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:14:38pm

re: #162 NetworkKed

…well, maybe it can be the great meta mindfuck that 3 should have been, instead of the lazy Return of the Jedi retread. Seriously, it’s not quite beat-for-beat, but it’s the same movie. The rumor I saw had Keanu and Carrie attached to it, which means they’d need to retcon or (better) abstract up from that trash.

Trinity was his sister?!

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:14:56pm
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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:15:22pm

I always got more of a King Arthur vibe from the end of the movies.

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:15:29pm

This is cool.

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gocart mozart  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:15:52pm
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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:22:27pm

re: #163 teleskiguy

I like Josh Marshall’s descriptor of these sick freaks, feral dweebs. We have a feral dweeb problem.

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This is a great article. Thanks for sharing.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:24:33pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

JFC
I knew I had lost count.
But, didn’t think it was that many

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I think the body count this month is 32.

Sad isn’t it. These incidents have become so common place that we can’t even remember the total dead.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:25:51pm

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:26:07pm

Putting out fires.

In a phone call with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Mr Pompeo “expressed appreciation for Denmark’s co-operation” as a US ally.

Mr Kofod welcomed the “frank, friendly and constructive talk”.

It came after Mr Trump said Denmark’s prime minister had been “nasty” when rebuffing his idea of buying Greenland.

Mette Frederiksen had called his ambitions of buying the autonomous Danish territory “absurd”. She said she was “disappointed and surprised” that he had cancelled his visit.

The trip was scheduled to take place on 2 September, at the invitation of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II.

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plansbandc  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:26:56pm

I would kill baby Hitler. Yeah, I know, the world would be fucked, but the world is fucked anyway. Maybe it would give it a sporting chance to not be quite so goddamned fucked up.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:31:15pm

re: #173 plansbandc

I don’t like the “Kill Baby Hitler” trope. Sure, you’ve killed baby Hitler. But does that stop Princip from killing Franz Ferdinand? Time travel narratives always have irreconcilable paradoxes.

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Chrysicat  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:31:42pm

I got to Rather’s quote by clicking on three quoted tweets while on the landing page for the search “All Jews are Israeli”.

Literally, is there anything original that I have left to say on Twitter?!? I think I’ve written something like that mini-thread four times now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:31:59pm

re: #173 plansbandc

I would kill baby Hitler. Yeah, I know, the world would be fucked, but the world is fucked anyway. Maybe it would give it a sporting chance to not be quite so goddamned fucked up.

But if you succeed in killing Baby Hitler you may unleash something even worse…

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:32:21pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

I don’t like the “Kill Baby Hitler” trope. Sure, you’ve killed baby Hitler. But does that stop Princip from killing Franz Ferdinand? Time travel narratives always have irreconcilable paradoxes.

When you mess with time, it tends to mess back.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:34:23pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:35:00pm
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Chrysicat  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:38:05pm

re: #176 Joe Bacon 🌹

But if you succeed in killing Baby Hitler you may unleash something even worse…

That unfortunately is a good point. Nazis without the Fuhrerprinzip quite likely wind up with the US as allies, because if we’re white, there’s a 90% chance that our great-gandparents or great-great-grandparents were white supremacists and antisemites.

I read an article about a month back pointing out that the reason we condemned genocide was because we had to make it clear there was nothing good about Nazism, but before we were at war, the only thing that led to Hitler’s advances being refused, was that even those white supremacists were committed to the appearance of liberal democracy, and Hitler felt that the world must be led only by authoritarians.

In other words, the only difference between our great-grandparents and their great-great-grandchildren is that the latter are finally good with open authoritarian rule, because they understand the way the former didn’t, that white supremacy can’t win votes in a liberal democracy with a white population below 75% of the general population..

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:39:49pm

re: #170 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I think the body count this month is 32.

Sad isn’t it. These incidents have become so common place that we can’t even remember the total dead.

50 according to Wikipedia. ((mass-shooting(4 or more shot), not mass-killing(4 or more killed))

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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:41:31pm

Read this. It’s absolutely fascinating.

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plansbandc  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:41:57pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

I know all the theories, I’m a science fiction geek, but If I had the opportunity, I would still kill the baby bastard.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:46:38pm

re: #182 MsJ

Read this. It’s absolutely fascinating.

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“This is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:48:06pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:53:49pm

He should have done this way earlier. It’s a crowded field, almost a dozen Democrats vying for the nomination to take on Cory Gardner. He’ll have to earn my vote.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:54:35pm

re: #181 Dread Pirate

50 according to Wikipedia. ((mass-shooting(4 or more shot), not mass-killing(4 or more killed))

I was going for confirmed dead.Fucking sad we are now differentiating between killed v wounded+dead. Either way, this shit has got to end.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:56:26pm

Denver got *a lot* of rain in a very short amount of time this evening. Lots of street flooding.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:56:39pm

re: #187 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I was going for confirmed dead.Fucking sad we are now differentiating between killed v wounded+dead. Either way, this shit has got to end.

List of mass shootings in the United States in 2019

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:57:02pm

re: #186 teleskiguy

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He should have done this way earlier. It’s a crowded field, almost a dozen Democrats vying for the nomination to take on Cory Gardner. He’ll have to earn my vote.

Won’t they all?

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 8:59:57pm

re: #190 Belafon

Won’t they all?

I guess what I’m saying is Hick brings name recognition and lots of money to the race. That means didley squat to me after his vanity presidential run. There’s candidates like Alice Madden that have put in actual shoe leather legwork to get their names out there, and I’m weighting her over Hick at present.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:03:32pm
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MsJ  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:06:34pm

re: #191 teleskiguy

I guess what I’m saying is Hick brings name recognition and lots of money to the race. That means didley squat to me after his vanity presidential run. There’s candidates like Alice Madden that have put in actual shoe leather legwork to get their names out there, and I’m weighting her over Hick at present.

I don’t know if it’s vanity or a belief he would be good in the job. Most people have to believe they would be good as POTUS, even this trump thing (he also thought of that negro Obama could do it, pffft, piece of cake! And it is easy for him because he never works… Something we can all be thankful for; he fucks up enough stuff doing as little as he does.)

Additionally, running for POTUS had to give a pretty good bump in name and issues recognition in Colorado.

Just some alternate thoughts. And he - along with every person running ever - should earn your vote.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:10:46pm

re: #189 Dread Pirate

List of mass shootings in the United States in 2019

Thanks for the list. Hearted. But I will say again, it is time for this shit to end.

Also. Clicked on your nick and blew beer out my nose.

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Chrysicat  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:12:45pm

re: #194 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Thanks for the list. Hearted. But I will say again, it is time for this shit to end.

Also. Clicked on your nick and blew beer out my nose.

Your mentioning that got me to do it as well.

Dammit, I’d forgotten Captain Ron even existed! How long before I get to say that again?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:16:08pm

re: #188 teleskiguy

Made me think of The Day of the Triffids

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:18:40pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:27:51pm

re: #189 Dread Pirate

List of mass shootings in the United States in 2019

Damn. Looks like a war diary. The Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting on July 28 was one of six that day and not even the worst in terms of fatalities. Five people were killed in an incident in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin the same day.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:35:22pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:35:41pm

re: #198 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

248 incidents, 246 dead, 979 injured. Though secondary to deaths and injuries, the financial cost of this has to be in the hundreds of millions, counting medical costs, funerals, law enforcement, incarceration costs for the surviving shooters, and indirect costs such as lost business and increased security.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:38:32pm

re: #200 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:47:00pm

google magic:
Costs of gunshot and cut/stab wounds in the United States, with some Canadian comparisons

The gunshot and cut/stab totals include U.S.$40 billion and U.S.$13 billion respectively in medical, public services, and work-loss costs. Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S.$154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S.$12,000 per cut/stab survivor.

That seems about right. When I was shot in 1982, we figured the total cost in treatment and lost time as about $12,000 and that was a fairly minor wound (though it hurt like a bitch and did so for weeks.)

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Targetpractice  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:48:12pm

Well, I was in a coma for most of the day, let’s check the news…

WTFITS!?!

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:50:33pm

re: #203 Targetpractice

Well, I was in a coma for most of the day, let’s check the news…

WTFITS!?!

Just start drinkin’, or smokin’,
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and never stop.
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It’s the only way to be sure.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:50:54pm

re: #203 Targetpractice

Well, I was in a coma for most of the day, let’s check the news…

WTFITS!?!

I thought yesterday was bad.

Giphy

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gocart mozart  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:51:15pm

Michael (3/4 of the way to a Proud Boy) Tracey

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Targetpractice  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:52:26pm

re: #204 Dread Pirate

Just start drinkin’, or smokin’,
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and never stop.
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It’s the only way to be sure.

Bluto’s Advice.wmv

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:54:38pm

re: #206 gocart mozart

Michael (3/4 of the way to a Proud Boy) Tracey

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Pitman? What? Nobody knows where the fuck Pitman even is. No one even fucking cares. Go be stupid somewhere else.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 9:56:56pm

re: #204 Dread Pirate

Just start drinkin’, or smokin’,
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and never stop.
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It’s the only way to be sure.

I Picked the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Glue

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ckkatz  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:01:50pm

From last thread:

re: #211 mmmirele

Paraphrase: Needs red/green top-level status lights at app level

Sounds like your executive wants the Pragmatic Programmer “build status” lava lamp setup. Basically, a red and a green lava lamp. Failure state lights the red lava lamp, success lights the green lava lamp.

blog.csanchez.org

(Interestingly, the concept is so old that most of the original links are now ‘404’s.)

(Alternatively, you could go with red-yellow-green status. Where yellow means one or more app faults of unspecified level detected. And simply always have the yellow light on.)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:07:56pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:09:16pm

re: #210 ckkatz

From last thread:

Paraphrase: Needs red/green top-level status lights at app level

Sounds like your executive wants the Pragmatic Programmer “build status” lava lamp setup. Basically, a red and a green lava lamp. Failure state lights the red lava lamp, success lights the green lava lamp.

blog.csanchez.org

(Interestingly, the concept is so old that most of the original links are now ‘404’s.)

(Alternatively, you could go with red-yellow-green status. Where yellow means one or more app faults of unspecified level detected. And simply always have the yellow light on.)

Reminds me of when Dumbya ordered the OMB to create a “traffic light” rating of all Federal agencies and their components. After OMB implemented that Defense got a red light while my agency got all green lights…

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Targetpractice  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:11:08pm

Another rich white guy proclaiming himself to be “Just like Jesus.” Because that never has negative consequences…

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ckkatz  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:14:35pm

re: #212 Joe Bacon 🌹

Reminds me of when Dumbya ordered the OMB to create a “traffic light” rating of all Federal agencies and their components. After OMB implemented that Defense got a red light while my agency got all green lights…

I remember that, back when I was working as a contractor with FEMA. Since none of us were SES, just contract code monkeys, we were able to pretty much ignore it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:19:35pm

re: #214 ckkatz

I remember that, back when I was working as a contractor with FEMA. Since none of us were SES, just contract code monkeys, we were able to pretty much ignore it.

We kept hearing how “inefficient” we were from the stooges Dumbya installed. But it sure was soooooooooo amazing how every one of our components got a green light!

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gocart mozart  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:19:49pm

Can someone explain this joke?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:21:03pm

re: #216 gocart mozart

Can someone explain this joke?

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Google “Henry Ford Antisemite”. Oh and as a bonus Google “The International Jew”…

Which is why Dad NEVER bought a Ford…and stuck with Chrysler.

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ckkatz  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:24:18pm

re: #215 Joe Bacon 🌹

We kept hearing how “inefficient” we were from the stooges Dumbya installed. But it sure was soooooooooo amazing how every one of our components got a green light!

Yes, he did find some very strange appointees from, I suspect, under rocks and crawling out of the woodwork. Like “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:26:22pm

re: #216 gocart mozart

Can someone explain this joke?

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Very dark version of the science fiction Grandfather Paradox.

Henry become an antisemite and devotes immense wealth to establishing antisemitic forgery “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” as text available to shitheads worldwide under the title “The International Jew.” He does more to circulate that document, and thus create a uniform antisemitic conspiracy theory to the world, until Hitler.

Adolf Hitler is influenced not only by the “Protocols,” but becomes an admirer Ford.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:29:41pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

I don’t like the “Kill Baby Hitler” trope. Sure, you’ve killed baby Hitler. But does that stop Princip from killing Franz Ferdinand? Time travel narratives always have irreconcilable paradoxes.

In a recent sci-fi novel, a man was sent from the early 21st century to 1914 to stop the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in the hopes that it would prevent WWI, so no killing Baby Hitler. Unfortunately it unleashed a nightmare future, and someone else was sent back to try to correct that — ended up in a loop where no matter what was done something bad always happened.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:32:53pm

Still Wednesday on the West Coast so batshit crazy day can continue a bit longer.

Joe Walsh expected to announce presidential run: report
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is reportedly expected to announce his candidacy for president, becoming the second prominent Republican to challenge President Trump for the party’s nomination.
thehill.com

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:39:26pm

re: #219 The Ghost of a Flea

You’re sharp, my dude. I value your input highly here.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:55:58pm

He’s 97 years old.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 10:58:26pm

During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas.
The primary mechanism that kept them out: the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause. Consular officials with the authority to issue visas denied them to everyone they deemed incapable of supporting themselves in the U.S.

The Trump administration is now resurrecting “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing immigration law. On Aug. 12, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced new regulations that will deny admission to those unable to prove under tough new standards that they won’t claim government benefits.

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Targetpractice  Aug 21, 2019 • 11:10:45pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

He’s 97 years old.

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“Hurry up and wait” is the motto of the Dem leadership these days.

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2019 • 11:16:08pm

re: #225 Targetpractice

“Hurry up and wait” is the motto of the Dem leadership these days.

Frustrating as shit. Who knows. Impeachment hearings in the middle of an election. That’s some mind fuckery.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 21, 2019 • 11:32:46pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

Carl Reiner is nobody’s fool. Keep in mind this is the guy who created some of the funniest TV shows but there was a bite to some of his humor.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 21, 2019 • 11:37:39pm

re: #183 plansbandc

I know all the theories, I’m a science fiction geek, but If I had the opportunity, I would still kill the baby bastard.

The best place and time to bump off Hitler is quite simple - World War One.

He’d be just another statistic of that conflict. Obscure and unremembered.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 21, 2019 • 11:46:08pm

re: #225 Targetpractice

“Hurry up and wait” is the motto of the Dem leadership these days.

Do you want to get it done eventually or do you want a unicorn like Susan Sarandon?

“A man’s got to know his limitations.”

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 21, 2019 • 11:49:32pm

re: #229 Dread Pirate

I will take the hurry up and wait. So long as it produces the best possible result.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:00:24am

re: #188 teleskiguy

Denver got *a lot* of rain in a very short amount of time this evening. Lots of street flooding.

This basketball hoop was spotted floating by upright in the Park Hill neighborhood as strong storms moved over Denver earlier this evening. #COwx

Sometimes the goalposts just move themselves.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:01:31am
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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:35:51am

re: #229 Dread Pirate

Do you want to get it done eventually or do you want a unicorn like Susan Sarandon?

“A man’s got to know his limitations.”

re: #230 PhillyPretzel

I will take the hurry up and wait. So long as it produces the best possible result.

If I had faith that there was a real desire in the highest levels of the leadership to impeach the SOB, I’d be more patient with the “boil the frog slowly” method. But I don’t have faith, so all I see is two men (Nadler & Schiff) who are champing at the bit to get going while the leadership trio of Pelosi, Hoyer, & Schumer keep looking for reasons to stall.

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:36:28am

And sorry for the delay on that response, but I had an issue with a piece of office equipment. Speaking of which, my current mood:

Office Space - Printer Scene (UNCENSORED)

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:41:02am

re: #234 Targetpractice

It’s good to be a gangster or a pirate.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:45:15am

re: #233 Targetpractice

If I had faith that there was a real desire in the highest levels of the leadership to impeach the SOB, I’d be more patient with the “boil the frog slowly” method. But I don’t have faith, so all I see is two men (Nadler & Schiff) who are champing at the bit to get going while the leadership trio of Pelosi, Hoyer, & Schumer keep looking for reasons to stall.

They are good with numbers. A recent poll of DEMOCRATS showed that “almost half” support impeachment. That is saying: More than half don’t. Assuming that’s near accurate, they don’t have much to work with.

Do the work, vote the bastards out.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:06:03am

re: #236 Decatur Deb

It seems to go up every day, last I heard was 128?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:13:25am

Yesterday, our good host Mr. Johnson asked if snorting Adderall was a real possibility or simply an urban legend. Apparently, it’s been reported that recreational Adderall users have been known to snort it like cocaine.

I strongly suspect - though I admit I cannot prove - that Trump is a recreational Adderall user and he’s likely been addicted for quite some time. This is probably causing amphetamine psychosis, the symptoms of which include grandiosity, delusions of persecution and feelings of paranoia, delusions of reference (the idea that people are always talking about you or that songs are specifically written about you - sort of like Charles Manson and his delusions regarding The Beatles and their “White Album”, which Manson believed was the band communicating directly to him) and noticeable extreme agitation.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:16:33am

re: #174 teleskiguy

I don’t like the “Kill Baby Hitler” trope. Sure, you’ve killed baby Hitler. But does that stop Princip from killing Franz Ferdinand? Time travel narratives always have irreconcilable paradoxes.

I don’t either, because it doesn’t present an ethical dilemma that can ever exist in real life. You can never know in reality that an innocent will someday become a monster, so you can never justify killing an innocent on that basis. A hypothetical ought to present you with a dilemma relevant to a possible actuality.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:18:23am

“Former Trump official caught having sex with White House staffer on roof of government building”

If it wasn’t on the roof of the White House it doesn’t count. I’m pretty sure I read that in the pirate’s handbook.

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:18:25am

re: #236 Decatur Deb

They are good with numbers. A recent poll of DEMOCRATS showed that “almost half” support impeachment. That is saying: More than half don’t. Assuming that’s near accurate, they don’t have much to work with.

Do the work, vote the bastards out.

“Do the work”? No offense, but if the whole point of voting a Dem House majority in wasn’t to “do the work,” and I was expected to wait until 2020 to “vote the bastards out,” then why did we ever bother with talk about impeachment? Why doesn’t Nancy just call the whole thing off because she wants to focus on “bread and butter bills”? There would be more honesty in that than this continued cock tease about how if we finally make it to a pair of constantly moving goalposts, we’ll be ready to consider starting the process of impeaching the bastard.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:32:35am

Until we get that ass from Fucktucky out of power nothing will happen.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:38:46am

re: #241 Targetpractice

“Do the work”? No offense, but if the whole point of voting a Dem House majority in wasn’t to “do the work,” and I was expected to wait until 2020 to “vote the bastards out,” then why did we ever bother with talk about impeachment? Why doesn’t Nancy just call the whole thing off because she wants to focus on “bread and butter bills”? There would be more honesty in that than this continued cock tease about how if we finally make it to a pair of constantly moving goalposts, we’ll be ready to consider starting the process of impeaching the bastard.

To impeach, she needs the support of not just half of her caucus, but a large majority of it. I also see some wisdom in drawing this out. If the House impeached Trump tomorrow, the Senate GOP would kill it next week, and it would be forgotten by next November. May be better to draw it out into 2020, like the way the GOP drew out Benghazi.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:44:56am

re: #237 Dread Pirate

It seems to go up every day, last I heard was 128?

Different thing, IIRC. The poll form a few days ago was self-identified Dem voters, not reps.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:52:01am

re: #241 Targetpractice

“Do the work”? No offense, but if the whole point of voting a Dem House majority in wasn’t to “do the work,” and I was expected to wait until 2020 to “vote the bastards out,” then why did we ever bother with talk about impeachment? Why doesn’t Nancy just call the whole thing off because she wants to focus on “bread and butter bills”? There would be more honesty in that than this continued cock tease about how if we finally make it to a pair of constantly moving goalposts, we’ll be ready to consider starting the process of impeaching the bastard.

I never did bother to talk about impeachment. It’s not in the numbers, not in the timeframe, and not a good way to hold the country together. If there has to be a last-ditch efforvt to stop a second term, slow-walk it during the election. The last thing the paranoid 30% of voters need is a stab-in-the-back legend to plague us for 50 years.

( We didn’t do enough of the work to get an impeachment- friendly House, certainly not enough of the Senate to make a conviction reasonable.)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:54:56am

re: #243 NO SMOCKING GUN!

To impeach, she needs the support of not just half of her caucus, but a large majority of it. I also see some wisdom in drawing this out. If the House impeached Trump tomorrow, the Senate GOP would kill it next week, and it would be forgotten by next November. May be better to draw it out into 2020, like the way the GOP drew out Benghazi.

Ideally, you’d want to have the impeachment hearings reach their crescendo around mid September - and then kick it over the Senate for trial in, let’s say, the first two weeks in October.

The GOP would be panicking. With only weeks to go until Election Day, the optics would look horrendous.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:04:22am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:05:39am

Impeachment is politics. What we need is repudiation, and that’s an overwhelming anti-GOP turnout.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:09:40am

re: #248 Decatur Deb

Impeachment is politics. What we need is repudiation , and that’s an overwhelming anti-GOP turnout.

You’re right. The best way to break Trumpism is an overwhelming repudiation of that noxious ideology at the polls.

The sentiments behind it - racism and xenophobia, resentment, grandiosity and petty jingoism - won’t go away; they never will go away. However, if they’re repudiated strongly enough, then those who express such sentiments will begin to grudgingly slither back under their rocks.

At least, until the next Trumpian figure comes along. As they say, eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:22:55am

re: #249 Dr Lizardo

Yup. Trump is just a fucking meatpuppet. It’s the ideas that have to be purged

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:38:05am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Yup. Trump is just a fucking meatpuppet. It’s the ideas that have to be purged

You can never truly purge such ideas. These notions can be found pretty much everywhere on the planet; it’s the dark side of the human condition.

However, while they cannot be completely purged, they can be contained, largely through education and social pressure. And most importantly, they can be contained by voting, by making sure that those who express or harbor these ideas and seek to make these ideas public policy are not in any position whatsoever to do so. That’s the “eternal vigilance” part of the equation.

It’s been noted that prior to the rise of the Religious Right in the mid-1970s, Christian fundies typically eschewed politics. To be fair, they’ve now tasted the fruits of power and become addicted to its flavor, however if their ideas are repudiated and rejected by the overwhelming majority, eventually, they’re going to realize they simply cannot prevail. And when they finally have that little epiphany, then they’ll slowly but surely return to their former position, ultimately abjuring politics as the “work of the devil”.

And once they’ve removed themselves from the body politic, then America can make greater progress. Right now, there’s a dangerously regressive and atavistic spirit stalking the land.

It’s up to us to contain that specter once and for all.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:39:12am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 2:40:42am

re: #252 Patricia Kayden

Of course the employers won’t be charged. “Pillars of the community” and all that happy horseshit.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Aug 22, 2019 • 3:15:21am

Killing Hitler: xkcd.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 3:27:41am

I’m thinking the folks at Fox News Channel aren’t gonna like this upcoming flick one damn bit.

Bombshell (2019 Movie) Official Teaser — Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie

Stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, with John Lithgow as Roger Ailes.

Also has Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch and Allison Janney as Susan Estrich.

imdb.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 3:48:41am

re: #255 Dr Lizardo

I’m thinking the folks at Fox News Channel aren’t like this upcoming flick one damn bit.

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Heard about this. Could be good.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 3:50:58am

re: #256 HappyWarrior

Heard about this. Could be good.

It’s also being released in December - that’s definitely Oscar-bait season.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 3:58:54am

re: #257 Dr Lizardo

It’s also being released in December - that’s definitely Oscar-bait season.

Yep. Got the Irishman due too.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:14:52am

re: #258 HappyWarrior

Yep. Got the Irishman due too.

I’m looking forward to that one as well.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:45:55am

re: #176 Joe Bacon 🌹

But if you succeed in killing Baby Hitler you may unleash something even worse…

Yeah, Hitler was both an instigator and a product of his place and period of time… the dangerous mix of poverty, political turmoil and racism made Hitler rise to dominate the country

But with no Hitler in the timeline someone else surely would have risen to power in another fashion- someone with far better military and weapons development decisions that might have been successful in conquering Russia and developing nukes.

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:46:39am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

Ideally, you’d want to have the impeachment hearings reach their crescendo around mid September - and then kick it over the Senate for trial in, let’s say, the first two weeks in October.

The GOP would be panicking. With only weeks to go until Election Day, the optics would look horrendous.

I rather think it would be the opposite, namely a blatantly partisan attempt to sway the election. The optics certainly look horrendous…for the Dems. Especially when you have to remember that this isn’t like a Hollywood crime drama where all the evidence gets in and all the witnesses scheduled to show up before being dramatically struck/sent away on live TV. While Yertle can’t stop the trial, he does have a say on what evidence gets in and who gets to testify, even if he has to share such with Schumer. Most folks don’t know that it was backroom wheeling and dealing that kept the trial portion of Monicagate from turning into a three-ring circus, despite the fanatical screams of the House Repubs.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:49:06am

re: #261 Targetpractice

I’m not sure what the use is of impeaching Trump near the end of his term.

All that would accomplish is putting Pence in a position to do a blank pardon of Trump. It would probably also energie the hardest of Trumpers as they will feel like their King of Israel was was martyred.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:51:27am

re: #261 Targetpractice

re: #262 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Good points.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:54:34am

re: #260 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Yeah, Hitler was both an instigator and a product of his place and period of time… the dangerous mix of poverty, political turmoil and racism made Hitler rise to dominate the country

But with no Hitler in the timeline someone else surely would have risen to power in another fashion- someone with far better military and weapons development decisions that might have been successful in conquering Russia and developing nukes.

It’s forgotten by many but Hitler did not found the NSDAP. Honestly I don’t like the idea of messing with the past because we don’t know what would emerge. I mean I get why it’s an entertaining exercise. “What if?”is one question I constantly find myself wondering reading history.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:56:56am

I think if you’re going to impeach Trump, you need to do it before November 2020 but not after.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:58:01am

re: #264 HappyWarrior

It’s forgotten by many but Hitler did not found the NSDAP. Honestly I don’t like the idea of messing with the past because we don’t know what would emerge. I mean I get why it’s an entertaining exercise. “What if?”is one question I constantly find myself wondering reading history.

IIRC, it was the locksmith Anton Drexler who founded the party. Hitler was initially sent to snoop on them by the German Army, who were suspicious of anything called a “worker’s party”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 22, 2019 • 4:58:40am

re: #264 HappyWarrior

It’s forgotten by many but Hitler did not found the NSDAP. Honestly I don’t like the idea of messing with the past because we don’t know what would emerge. I mean I get why it’s an entertaining exercise. “What if?”is one question I constantly find myself wondering reading history.

I also wonder what Germany would look like if the attempt to assassinate him in July of 1944 had succeeded. The people who planned to seize power were not democrats in any sort, they would have wanted to institute an authoritarian state more like Franco’s Spain than the current Federal Republic of Germany.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:04:05am

re: #267 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also wonder what Germany would look like if the attempt to assassinate him in July of 1944 had succeeded. The people who planned to seize power were not democrats in any sort, they would have wanted to institute an authoritarian state more like Franco’s Spain than the current Federal Republic of Germany.

The July 20th coup plotters wanted to make a separate peace with Britain, France and the US while continuing the war against the USSR. Some of them actually wanted to try to talk the UK, the US and France into joining them in some kind of anti-Bolshevik crusade.

They weren’t exactly the most realistic thinkers.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:05:27am

re: #268 Dr Lizardo

The July 20th coup plotters wanted to make a separate peace with Britain, France and the US while continuing the war against the USSR. Some of them actually wanted to try to talk the UK, the US and France into joining them in some kind of anti-Bolshevik crusade.

They weren’t exactly the most realistic thinkers.

Most realistic thing they realized was that they were losing the war and Hitler leading them still was not the solution.

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:09:12am

re: #268 Dr Lizardo

The July 20th coup plotters wanted to make a separate peace with Britain, France and the US while continuing the war against the USSR. Some of them actually wanted to try to talk the UK, the US and France into joining them in some kind of anti-Bolshevik crusade.

They weren’t exactly the most realistic thinkers.

That’s because the plotters were largely from the old aristocracy, all tracing their lineages back generations, some to the court of Charlemagne himself. And while they thought little of a low-born peon like Hitler, they saw in him an opportunity to reclaim “glory” for Germany and so jumped aboard. It was only when the realized just how ruinous the war was becoming that they began plotting against him, the idea being that as much as the Western powers hated the Reich, they hated Bolshevism more and would agree to at least a ceasefire while the Soviets were kicked back across the Polish border.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:12:30am

re: #270 Targetpractice

That’s because the plotters were largely from the old aristocracy, all tracing their lineages back generations, some to the court of Charlemagne himself. And while they thought little of a low-born peon like Hitler, they saw in him an opportunity to reclaim “glory” for Germany and so jumped aboard. It was only when the realized just how ruinous the war was becoming that they began plotting against him, the idea being that as much as the Western powers hated the Reich, they hated Bolshevism more and would agree to at least a ceasefire while the Soviets were kicked back across the Polish border.

Not just that, but the July 20th plotters also had some fairly unrealistic demands, such as being able to hang on to the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and confirmation of other seizures of territory throughout Eastern Europe.

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:20:02am

re: #271 Dr Lizardo

Not just that, but the July 20th plotters also had some fairly unrealistic demands, such as being able to hang on to the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and confirmation of other seizures of territory throughout Eastern Europe.

Indeed. They probably would have also demanded political recognition of the government installed by the planned coup, something that Churchill and Roosevelt would have had a hard time agreeing to in light of Stalin’s inevitable refusal. And with that recognition would come demands on whether the plotters would be tried for war crimes, where the trials would take place, etc.

I rather think that had the plot gone off as planned, the more likely outcome would have been a short-lived civil war that only hastened the collapse of the Reich.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:26:31am

re: #272 Targetpractice

Indeed. They probably would have also demanded political recognition of the government installed by the planned coup, something that Churchill and Roosevelt would have had a hard time agreeing to in light of Stalin’s inevitable refusal. And with that recognition would come demands on whether the plotters would be tried for war crimes, where the trials would take place, etc.

I rather think that had the plot gone off as planned, the more likely outcome would have been a short-lived civil war that only hastened the collapse of the Reich.

That’s possible. Heinrich Himmler certainly suspected that something was brewing in the Wehrmacht’s General Staff, and to be honest, Himmler was entirely correct. So why didn’t he do anything about it? Probably because Himmler figured that the war was unwinnable for Germany (I’ve seen it speculated that he came to this conclusion not long after the Battle of Stalingrad) and that if someone did succeed in bumping off Hitler, well, then he’d just take over as the new Führer.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:27:31am

re: #272 Targetpractice

Indeed. They probably would have also demanded political recognition of the government installed by the planned coup, something that Churchill and Roosevelt would have had a hard time agreeing to in light of Stalin’s inevitable refusal. And with that recognition would come demands on whether the plotters would be tried for war crimes, where the trials would take place, etc.

I rather think that had the plot gone off as planned, the more likely outcome would have been a short-lived civil war that only hastened the collapse of the Reich.

Goering, Himmler, and the rest would not have had any reason to surrender as well. Assuming they survive the initial stages of the coup they have everything to lose since it was unlikely that the Allies were going to let them live.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:28:40am

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder

Our willingness to share content without thinking is exploited to spread disinformation

No one here will be surprised by the upshot of this article. Everyone who has a Facebook account and has “friends” will have seen malicious memes.

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steve_davis  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:30:35am

re: #14 teleskiguy

50 large? Meh. Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar fetched $1.9 million at auction. David Gilmour recently sold off 127 guitars to the tune of $21 million.

and gave the proceeds to charity, as I recall.

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:43:01am

re: #274 Feline Fearless Leader

Goering, Himmler, and the rest would not have had any reason to surrender as well. Assuming they survive the initial stages of the coup they have everything to lose since it was unlikely that the Allies were going to let them live.

Considering how things played out IRL, the odds that the coup members could have held onto power for a lasting period of time are low to begin with. While Goering was set up to be Hitler’s successor, Himmler would have likely contested such and may have even taken steps to launch his own coup. This was July ‘44, the situation for the Reich wasn’t exactly all that stable to begin with by that point.

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Jay C  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:53:21am

re: #272 Targetpractice

Indeed. They probably would have also demanded political recognition of the government installed by the planned coup, something that Churchill and Roosevelt would have had a hard time agreeing to in light of Stalin’s inevitable refusal. And with that recognition would come demands on whether the plotters would be tried for war crimes, where the trials would take place, etc.

I rather think that had the plot gone off as planned, the more likely outcome would have been a short-lived civil war that only hastened the collapse of the Reich.

Agree with your conclusion. Also, IIRC, the July 20 gang hadn’t given a lot of thought as to how to deal with the Nazi Party state-within-a-state which Hitler had spent the previous decade obsessively entwining into every aspect of the German state - well, outside of shooting all the top Nazis, and taking it from there: their assumptions that the (Western) Allies would simply be so happy to see an end to the bloody (Western Front) campaigns that they would quickly acquiesce to a cease-fire with the new military government were, to be charitable, a bit overly optimistic….

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retired cynic  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:53:26am

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

Speaking of drugs: Judd Legum at Popular Information does a deeper dive into the esketamine drug for depression. As you might suppose: Not Good!

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jeffreyw  Aug 22, 2019 • 5:58:18am

Get Offa MY Stump!

And STAY Off!
Who rule Stumptown?
Good morning!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:00:44am

Eye-opening—

Those of you who cook might know Penzey’s Spices. The company seems to hold on to a hip 60s ethic. Wife pointed me to their FB page where they went very bold (and wordy) after the El Paso/Dayton shooting. Linking because it’s a long and brave read:

Facebook Post

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:03:24am

re: #278 Jay C

Agree with your conclusion. Also, IIRC, the July 20 gang hadn’t given a lot of thought as to how to deal with the Nazi Party state-within-a-state which Hitler had spent the previous decade obsessively entwining into every aspect of the German state - well, outside of shooting all the top Nazis, and taking it from there: their assumptions that the (Western) Allies would simply be so happy to see an end to the bloody (Western Front) campaigns that they would quickly acquiesce to a cease-fire with the new military government were, to be charitable, a bit overly optimistic….

The lynchpin of their overall plan would seem to be that assumption about the Western Allies. Or, more accurately, how willing FDR, Churchill, and de Gaulle would have been to end WWII only to start WIII against a frothing mad Stalin. Since it’s unlikely they would have agreed to such, the supposed reason for the coup (ending Hitler’s war) would be gone. And without it, they’d have a hard time convincing those not part of the coup to throw their lot in with men who’d replaced a dictator for a pack of aristocratic nitwits.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:07:45am

I know its Glenn Greenwald, but I haven’t seen the details about the environmental disaster in Brazil, and its pretty important.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:21:33am

re: #283 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Well, give the devil his due. On this, at least, Greenwald’s not wrong and I found that to be an informative Twitter thread.

I’m surprised Bolsonaro hasn’t kicked him out of Brazil yet. Or had him disappeared.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:21:52am

re: #217 Joe Bacon 🌹

Google “Henry Ford Antisemite”. Oh and as a bonus Google “The International Jew”…

Which is why Dad NEVER bought a Ford…and stuck with Chrysler.

I worked at Ford for most of my career in IT (I was at GM for 3 years in the 90’s). Yeah Henry was a real asshole but I never had any problems with Shabbat, holidays, etc.

Here is the flag of Israel flying at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn:

Flag of Israel in Dearborn
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Semper Fi  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:23:38am

re: #111 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet.

and with a military uniform that included his beloved red tie.

//

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:26:48am
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Citizen K  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:38:59am

Shameless piece of shit. And of course it’s the Times giving him the space.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:42:40am

re: #288 Citizen K

Rather odd he’d be writing an op-ed like that so far out from next year’s elections.

Sounds to me like maybe Moscow Mitch is genuinely afraid that the GOP could well lose the Senate come next November.

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:45:33am

In addition to China looking for other markets, Japan has been finding other places to get milk and meat as Trump screws over dairy farmers: dailykos.com.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:48:17am

re: #285 The Pie Overlord!

I worked at Ford for most of my career in IT (I was at GM for 3 years in the 90’s). Yeah Henry was a real asshole but I never had any problems with Shabbat, holidays, etc.

Here is the flag of Israel flying at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn:

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I assume that is because they have an affiliate company based in Israel.

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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:49:17am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:50:38am

OK. Off to a BBQ at a friend’s place. Back later. Have fun, Lizards.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:52:10am

re: #291 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I assume that is because they have an affiliate company based in Israel.

Yes, Hank The Deuce (Henry Ford II) established Ford outlets in Israel which pretty much shut him out of the Arab Middle East, in an effort to repudiate his grandfather’s reputation.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:53:07am

re: #292 lawhawk

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I eagerly await Bill Mitchell’s exact definition of who and who are not “real” Americans.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:56:53am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 6:59:32am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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That would work: Shredded Wheat.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:00:24am

re: #292 lawhawk

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That’s no accident. Not even that grinning fool is that brain-dead.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:01:45am
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Dave In Austin  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:04:42am

The Greenland thing was a Tom Cotton production.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:07:31am
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:09:35am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Noodles. (It’s time for breakfast.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:12:27am

re: #292 lawhawk

Was this a real posting from Bill Mitchell?

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:14:38am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

Rather odd he’d be writing an op-ed like that so far out from next year’s elections.

Sounds to me like maybe Moscow Mitch is genuinely afraid that the GOP could well lose the Senate come next November.

1. It’s a rally cry for the right: “Democrats are going to eliminate the filibuster.”
2. It’s an attempt to scare moderate Democrats.

I think that Senate Democrats need to tell each other that this is how they are going to get legislation passed, and that moderate and conservative Democrats can represent that part of the country.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:15:41am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:16:53am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:21:03am
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Jay C  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:21:15am

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Stupid retrograde rag as the NYDN is, they DO have a few flashes of brilliance every now and again (love the fast-food “supper”)…

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plansbandc  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:28:40am

re: #228 Dr Lizardo

Good point. I shall recalibrate the time machine.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:36:00am

re: #292 lawhawk

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re: #303 Hecuba’s daughter

Was this a real posting from Bill Mitchell?

I found it — definitely a real posting and no doubt a deliberate choice of words.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:36:39am

re: #292 lawhawk

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Nazi prick.

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plansbandc  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:43:17am

Naming the little pup pasta. Yes, I had some of the leftover pasta for breakfast. YUM

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Citizen K  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:44:24am

Trump and Co. want to dismantle all protections to remind the entire country that America is for Straight White Men only. And they may very well fucking get their way, which is the scary and depressing part.

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Jay C  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:44:45am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The last thing you ate is what you have to name him

Egg!

(seems appropriate)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:50:31am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I ain’t namin’ no dog “Blueberry Muffin”!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:52:12am

re: #313 Citizen K

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Trump and Co. want to dismantle all protections to remind the entire country that America is for Straight White Men only. And they may very well fucking get their way, which is the scary and depressing part.

And the Log Cabin Republicans signed on to this…

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Citizen K  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:53:42am

re: #316 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the Log Cabin Republicans signed on to this…

They think the “White Men” part will be enough to stay in the in-crowd in the regime.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:53:57am

re: #313 Citizen K

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Trump and Co. want to dismantle all protections to remind the entire country that America is for Straight White Men only. And they may very well fucking get their way, which is the scary and depressing part.

There are Conservative White Men gay Republicans who are willing to go along with the tacit agreement that they will be left alone as long as they support the rest of the GOP agenda.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:55:49am

Relative’s new profile picture on Facebook…

There are no words…

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 22, 2019 • 7:58:49am

re: #319 Joe Bacon 🌹

Relative’s new profile picture on Facebook…

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There are no words…

Now the first thing I’m eating today is nothing. // Cute pup, Duck Fat Pretzel might be a little weird.

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:03:22am

re: #319 Joe Bacon 🌹

Relative’s new profile picture on Facebook…

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There are no words…

That’s so ready for mockery.

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:03:43am

in case this hasn’t been posted, to understand Trump’s “Inflicting Pain” approach to governing, which has been mentioned here on LGF time and again, read this thread

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Citizen K  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:07:23am

re: #322 DangerMan

in case this hasn’t been posted, to understand Trump’s “Inflicting Pain” approach to governing, which has been mentioned here on LGF time and again, read this thread

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Once more, as always, The Cruelty Is The Point.

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:09:38am

re: #275 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder

No one here will be surprised by the upshot of this article. Everyone who has a Facebook account and has “friends” will have seen malicious memes.

while you mentioned facebook, i have a story about twitter, and it’s my keyboard, so…

to find out what the democrats want, turn off twitter

the last paragraph is the most telling

If you follow the Democrats on Twitter, you know that many of them want Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, free college, and many other goodies. From following Twitter, you might get the impression that Democrats represent a spectrum from liberal to very liberal. Only, it ain’t so.

A new CNN/SSRS poll shows that 43% of Democrats consider themselves moderates and 11% consider themselves conservatives. According to our staff mathematicians, that’s a majority. Who knew? Although Joe Biden’s continued lead in the primaries might provide a hint.

Now back to Twitter. Only 22% of Americans are on Twitter at all. Also, 80% of the Twitter content is created by 10% of its users. In case you don’t have a calculator handy, this means that 2% of Americans (and an unknown number of Russians) create 80% of the content on Twitter. So Twitter is not representative of anything other than the 2% of the population that spends its whole day tweeting. Yet the media act like if something is trending on Twitter, then the whole country is talking about it and it is important. Nope and nope again.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:09:50am

Well, I was just let out of Facebook jail convicted of the crime of calling Metamucilini The White Trash President.

Facebook and Twitter don’t take too kindly to those who dare insult Republicans and the KKKonservative Elite!

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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:10:11am

Oh look, Huckabee Sanders is returning to the fold - she’s going to Fox to be a contributor. Of course she is. It’ll be as though she never left and is going to continue to be a puppet for Trump to spew his noxious lies and smears and racist/misogynistic/anti Semitic pablum to the misinformed Fox masses.

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plansbandc  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:12:03am

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sagehen  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:12:22am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Bacon!!

This would also satisfy the dog-naming rules given me by my father in my childhood: Must be two syllables, should have a hard consonant in the middle, because when you’re yelling the dog’s name in the park he’ll hear it better/farther.

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:13:07am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

Ideally, you’d want to have the impeachment hearings reach their crescendo around mid September - and then kick it over the Senate for trial in, let’s say, the first two weeks in October.

The GOP would be panicking. With only weeks to go until Election Day, the optics would look horrendous.

a good summary of my position (originally from the brilliant mind of lawrence tribe), summarized by a poster on disqus:

by Lord-Commander Marmalade

They don’t need to do anything for an impeachment to end Trump’s presidency and uncover evidence to send him to prison. Allow me to explain.

The Constitution doesn’t set a time limit on an impeachment inquiry. It can last a day, a month, or several years. And it also doesn’t strictly require us to hand off Articles of Impeachment at any specific time—or ever—to the Senate.

So if we wanted to, we could conduct a televised impeachment inquiry for the next 14.5 months and slow drip bad news and criminal evidence against the president until after the election.

Doing so makes it vastly harder for Trump to win, and also makes it impossible for his campaign to stick to any narratives because they’ll spend every day responding to the fire hose of bad news.

Also, by not passing articles of impeachment until after the election—or maybe we never pass them—you utterly neuter Moscow Mitch’s ability to “quickly dispatch” any impeachment through a sham trial, as he’s promised to do.

Or we can let him campaign on being “cleared” by the Mueller investigation because, “if they had anything they’d have impeached,” which is something he’s already said publicly, and that will be his de facto campaign slogan if he’s not impeached.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:13:21am

re: #326 lawhawk

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:14:26am

First time I have ever come close to agreeing with this Jew-hating sack of Russian tools. This isn’t just a broken clock moment, it is a nuclear explosion in Big Ben.

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:14:58am

re: #319 Joe Bacon 🌹

Relative’s new profile picture on Facebook…

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There are no words

i can think of a few…

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:16:50am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:19:43am

re: #326 lawhawk

White people sure are fond of participation trophies.

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:20:44am

re: #301 The Pie Overlord!

O M F G. I am literally salivating.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:21:10am

How did I know that this asshole was somehow involved with the Greenland idea?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is taking credit for President Donald Trump’s failed idea of purchasing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

During a speaking engagement Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Cotton said that he suggested the idea to Trump months before the President expressed interest, according to a Talk Business & Politics report.

Cotton said he met with the Danish ambassador to propose the “no-brainer” sale of Greenland to the U.S.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:23:54am

JFC

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:24:31am

Fruitport is near Muskegon, which is on the West Coast of Michigan.

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:25:08am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

There’s a story on Daily Kos about how Trump also suggested trading Greenland for Puerto Rico back when he was having that spat with the mayor.

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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:25:39am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

How did I know that this asshole was somehow involved with the Greenland idea?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is taking credit for President Donald Trump’s failed idea of purchasing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

During a speaking engagement Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Cotton said that he suggested the idea to Trump months before the President expressed interest, according to a Talk Business & Politics report.

Cotton said he met with the Danish ambassador to propose the “no-brainer” sale of Greenland to the U.S.

talkingpointsmemo.com

Of course it was a no-brainer.

Cotton doesn’t have a brain to realize that Greenland was: 1) not for sale; and 2) Denmark was never going to part with part of their country.

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:25:41am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

How did I know that this asshole was somehow involved with the Greenland idea?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is taking credit for President Donald Trump’s failed idea of purchasing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

During a speaking engagement Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Cotton said that he suggested the idea to Trump months before the President expressed interest, according to a Talk Business & Politics report.

Cotton said he met with the Danish ambassador to propose the “no-brainer” sale of Greenland to the U.S.

talkingpointsmemo.com

What’s worse, a moron with an idea, or the idiot that tries to run with it?

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:26:00am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

How did I know that this asshole was somehow involved with the Greenland idea?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is taking credit for President Donald Trump’s failed idea of purchasing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

During a speaking engagement Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Cotton said that he suggested the idea to Trump months before the President expressed interest, according to a Talk Business & Politics report.

Cotton said he met with the Danish ambassador to propose the “no-brainer” sale of Greenland to the U.S.

talkingpointsmemo.com

I was wondering where he came up with this idea since he’s incapable of developing any new policies on his own. Usually it’s Faux News or Stephen Miller who are the source of evil or lunacy but neither seemed involved in this madness. There was speculation that Putin could have been the source — but am grateful to see this question has been resolved!

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:26:31am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

How did I know that this asshole was somehow involved with the Greenland idea?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is taking credit for President Donald Trump’s failed idea of purchasing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

During a speaking engagement Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Cotton said that he suggested the idea to Trump months before the President expressed interest, according to a Talk Business & Politics report.

Cotton said he met with the Danish ambassador to propose the “no-brainer” sale of Greenland to the U.S.

talkingpointsmemo.com

He’s covering for trump’s moronic bid to buy a country.

Next he will make invasion the way to go.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:28:45am

crooksandliars.com

Chris Ruddy of Newsmax is like many other media executives in one respect: he loves the profits from giving air to nonsense but doesn’t want responsibility for it. Chris Cuomo grilled him on Wednesday night about his network’s host, Wayne Allen Root. Root made headlines this week as Donald Trump quoted Root calling Trump “The King of the Jews.” (transcript via Brian Stelter’s newsletter)

RUDDY: I wouldn’t say he’s [Wayne Allen Root] a far-right conspiracy theorist.
CUOMO: He’s a birther! He’s a birther!
RUDDY: Well, there’s people who believe it. I disagree. I believe Obama was born in the United States. Some people believe…I don’t think that’s far-right conspiracy theory.
CUOMO: What else is it, if that — You’re saying Obama wasn’t born in this country and it’s not a far-right conspiracy theory? What is it?
RUDDY: I don’t believe it is a conspiracy theory.
Cuomo later chided Ruddy’s lack of accountability: “You should know a little bit more about the guys under your banner.”

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:29:20am
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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:33:25am

re: #337 The Pie Overlord!

The solution for gun violence is to build structures that make it more difficult to kill (and at greater cost), instead of enacting gun control that most Americans want.

The solution for gun violence is to sell “bulletproof” backpacks, that are little more than talismen that wont stop a determined shooter with high powered rifles, instead of gun control.

The solution for gun violence is to enact Minority Report type effort to link mental health to gun violence, when Trump’s already curbed a rule that Obama enacted to link the Social Security mental health data with the existing background checks - Trump made it easier for mentally ill to get guns.

The solution for gun violence from the GOP/NRA is always to do everything but what majority of nation wants, and the rest of the world knows to be a successful method of reducing gun violence - make it harder to get guns and more tightly regulate guns sales and the kind of guns that are offered for sale.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:34:18am

re: #346 lawhawk

I was about to make pretty much the identical post but I think you nailed it even better than I would have.

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Jay C  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:35:22am

dupe

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:35:45am

My dogs would freak

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:35:55am

re: #346 lawhawk

The solution for gun violence is to build structures that make it more difficult to kill (and at greater cost), instead of enacting gun control that most Americans want.

I find the new designs a useful step, but not as a sop to distract us from the need for enacting reasonable gun control

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:36:11am

re: #346 lawhawk

The solution for gun violence is to build structures that make it more difficult to kill (and at greater cost), instead of enacting gun control that most Americans want.

The solution for gun violence is to sell “bulletproof” backpacks, that are little more than talismen that wont stop a determined shooter with high powered rifles, instead of gun control.

The solution for gun violence is to enact Minority Report type effort to link mental health to gun violence, when Trump’s already curbed a rule that Obama enacted to link the Social Security mental health data with the existing background checks - Trump made it easier for mentally ill to get guns.

The solution for gun violence from the GOP/NRA is always to do everything but what majority of nation wants, and the rest of the world knows to be a successful method of reducing gun violence - make it harder to get guns and more tightly regulate guns sales and the kind of guns that are offered for sale.

The terrorists are winning.

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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:36:21am

Lots of GOPers are bitching at AOC over the call to end the Electoral College, and defend it with nonsensical ravings that aren’t even close to how or why the EC was created in the first place.

This guy is the chief of staff for the GOP.

353
Jay C  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:37:48am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

How did I know that this asshole was somehow involved with the Greenland idea?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is taking credit for President Donald Trump’s failed idea of purchasing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

During a speaking engagement Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Cotton said that he suggested the idea to Trump months before the President expressed interest, according to a Talk Business & Politics report.

Cotton said he met with the Danish ambassador to propose the “no-brainer” sale of Greenland to the U.S.

talkingpointsmemo.com

Tom Cotton is a scary character: if there’s a hare-brained scheme (preferably involving violence and/or military force) applicable to any aspect of foreign policy, he’s likely to be out there pushing it.

354
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:38:11am

The demographic and political makeup of this country was VASTLY different when the EC was created.

355
lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:38:32am

The crazifaction of the GOP and entire right wing is going even faster than anyone could have imagined.

356
Eventual Carrion  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:41:26am

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Finally gets his wall.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:42:26am

I plan to read the New York Times Magazines 1619 Project, but a lot was covered in Jill Lepore’s These Truths, which I highly recommend.

358
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:43:36am

re: #355 lawhawk

The crazifaction of the GOP and entire right wing is going even faster than anyone could have imagined.

[Embedded content]

It’s a welcome sign of desperation. Things could get dicey, as they were in the final year of World War II, but victory is assured.

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plansbandc  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:45:45am

re: #337 The Pie Overlord!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:46:59am

re: #353 Jay C

Tom Cotton is a scary character: if there’s a hare-brained scheme (preferably involving violence and/or military force) applicable to any aspect of foreign policy, he’s likely to be out there pushing it.

Cotton is an example of the Peter Principle, a passably competent junior officer who became a dangerous liability when he moved into anything else.

361
DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:47:41am

re: #352 lawhawk

That’s absolutely not what the EC was about.

It was enacted to as a compromise to balance slave-holding states with 3/5 representation of enslaved persons, with free citizens.

You’re not even in the ballpark.

Flyover country has far greater say than NY or CA thanks to EC.

every damned candidate is ‘camped’ in Iowa.

‘nuff said

362
DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:49:21am

re: #354 Eclectic Cyborg

The demographic and political makeup of this country was VASTLY different when the EC was created.

the only, repeat, only reason the R’s are ‘for’ the EC today is because it is to their benefit

363
DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:49:54am

re: #356 Eventual Carrion

Finally gets his wall.

as long as it keeps him in..

364
Mescalero09  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:53:02am

Remember when someone would say “You’ll never believe what happened” and you were all excited thinking something good happened?
Yeah.
Good times.

365
Dave In Austin  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:53:16am
366
cat-tikvah  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:54:19am

re: #364 Mescalero09

I am longing for the day when I NEVER hear the word “unprecedented” again.

367
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:59:19am

re: #362 DangerMan

the only, repeat, only reason the R’s are ‘for’ the EC today is because it is to their benefit

Exactly.

But I can’t help but think the reverse angle renders a whole lot of votes moot. The fifteen most populous cities in the country are, in order from most to least populated: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, Fort Worth, Columbus and San Francisco. You have to go all the way to #24 on the list (Nashville) to find a city that would even remotely track GOP.

Eliminating the EC would give New York, California, Texas and Illinois vastly more power when it comes to electing the President of the United States. It would also make “flyover country” less and less relevant in national politics.

My point is, either option seems tilted unfairly in favor of one side and I can’t see any reasonable “middle ground” option here. Without some kind of compromise that doesn’t all but neutralize their votes, conservatives will never give up the EC.

368
DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:59:44am

re: #366 cat-tikvah

I am longing for the day when I NEVER hear the word “unprecedented” again.

all this time i thought they were saying ‘unpresidented’

369
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:00:10am

re: #366 cat-tikvah

I am longing for the day when I NEVER hear the word “unprecedented” again.

Me too, at least in regards to Donald Trump.

370
Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:04:02am

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly.

But I can’t help but think the reverse angle renders a whole lot of votes moot. The fifteen most populous cities in the country are, in order from most to least populated: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, Fort Worth, Columbus and San Francisco. You have to go all the way to #24 on the list (Nashville) to find a city that would even remotely track GOP.

Eliminating the EC would give New York, California, Texas and Illinois vastly more power when it comes to electing the President of the United States. It would also make “flyover country” less and less relevant in national politics.

My point is, either option seems tilted unfairly in favor of one side and I can’t see any reasonable “middle ground” option here. Without some kind of compromise that doesn’t all but neutralize their votes, conservatives will never give up the EC.

How would it give those states more power?

371
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:04:41am
372
(((Viking Sea Mexican)))  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:04:47am

re: #327 plansbandc

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Wait, you mean yellow doesn’t mean “press gas hard”?

//

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sagehen  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:04:56am

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

.

My point is, either option seems tilted unfairly in favor of one side and I can’t see any reasonable “middle ground” option here. Without some kind of compromise that doesn’t all but neutralize their votes, conservatives will never give up the EC.

The middle ground option is to significantly enlarge the house — sparsely populated states would still have a bit of extra weight from their two senators, but the differential would be smaller.

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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:06:34am

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

Right now, someone in “flyover” country has a greater say in the EC than someone in NY or CA. Population per electoral vote.
slate.com

Percentage analysis also works:
fairvote.org

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:06:34am

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly.

But I can’t help but think the reverse angle renders a whole lot of votes moot. The fifteen most populous states in the country are, in order from most to least populated: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, Fort Worth, Columbus and San Francisco. You have to go all the way to #24 on the list (Nashville) to find a city that would even remotely track GOP.

Eliminating the EC would give New York, California, Texas and Illinois vastly more power when it comes to electing the President of the United States. It would also make “flyover country” less and less relevant in national politics.

My point is, either option seems tilted unfairly in favor of one side and I can’t see any reasonable “middle ground” option here. Without some kind of compromise that doesn’t all but neutralize their votes, conservatives will never give up the EC.

change is rarely if ever neutral, else it likely wouldnt happen

separately, though i think ‘the system’ is more important than ‘the effects’
- the current system is institutionally rigged unfairly, and that’s a bigger problem to me
- if one person one vote is the fair way, then the fact that some people might become ‘less relevant’, well sorry, that’s not the ‘fault’ of the system. the popular vote is what matters, not where the state lines are drawn, and that’s more demographics, i’d guess.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:07:50am

re: #372 Sea Mexican

Wait, you mean yellow doesn’t mean “press gas hard”?

//

I always heard that if you live in Arizona, you better accelerate on yellow because the driver behind you is doing that.

377
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:08:41am

re: #370 Belafon

How would it give those states more power?

Those states have large blocs of Democratic voters. If the EC was gone and Presidents were elected on popular vote only, those states would hold enough power to sway the election if they wanted to.

378
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:10:06am

re: #376 Hecuba’s daughter

I always heard that if you live in Arizona, you better accelerate on yellow because the driver behind you is doing that.

A few days ago, I stopped on a yellow. I probably could have gotten through, but I was in no hurry and had plenty of time to stop. The driver behind me laid his horn on me HARD for doing that.

Well, excuse me for following the rules of the road, pal!

379
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:10:54am

good grief

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:11:28am

re: #377 Eclectic Cyborg

Those states have large blocs of Democratic voters. If the EC was gone and Presidents were elected on popular vote only, those states would hold enough power to sway the election if they wanted to.

That doesn’t make any sense. The large block of Democratic voters would determine the election, not the state, which is what happens now.

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DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:12:45am

re: #380 Belafon

That doesn’t make any sense. The large block of Democratic voters would determine the election, not the state, which is what happens now.

the state lines would become irrelevant

382
Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:13:19am

If the large block of Democratic voters here in Texas had that much influence, Texas would have already been blue.

383
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:13:27am

re: #381 DangerMan

the state lines would become irrelevant

Exactly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:14:54am

DELETED.

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:16:46am

re: #384 Eclectic Cyborg

Texas probably would already be blue if its EC votes were awarded based on popular vote.

Huh?

386
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:22:30am

re: #385 Belafon

Huh?

Disregard. That statement was based on a misunderstanding of the system on my part.

387
sagehen  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:23:15am

re: #384 Eclectic Cyborg

Texas probably would already be blue if its EC votes were awarded based on popular vote.

Texas would already be blue if all the eligible were to register and vote. Sadly, they haven’t yet done that.

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lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:23:33am
389
Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:24:41am
390
lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:26:01am

re: #389 Belafon

When Mulvaney warns of a short and moderate recession, the odds increase that it will be long and deep. Why? Because this is Trump and he’ll do his worst.

391
makeitstop  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:26:07am

Greetz from Amadeus’ neighborhood! On the ground in Vienna, lovely so far.

Stupid jet lag didn’t even bite me that hard this time.

392
Dave In Austin  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:26:57am

re: #389 Belafon

Motorhome sales are way down……. It’s an indicator. Seriously.

393
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:27:01am

re: #365 Dave In Austin

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:29:14am

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

[Embedded content]

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b.d.  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:29:26am

re: #388 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Good thing the Trump administration has led the way on showing how to honor subpoenas.

//

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:29:27am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:31:14am

re: #393 Joe Bacon 🌹

What planet are you on?

From Transexual, Transylvania
So - come up to the lab
And see what’s on the slab

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Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:31:46am

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

Do you know who really doesn’t like high inflation? The wealthy, because it makes what they’re sitting on less valueable.

399
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:35:34am

re: #396 Belafon

Fiscal responsibility my fucking ass.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:35:53am

The 2A’s creation was really about protecting a tyrannical government from a slave revolt. Not protecting the people from a tyrannical government.

nytimes.com

401
lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:38:40am

re: #400 GlutenFreeJesus

Multiple factors involved - the lack of a national standing army meant the need for local militias to be called upon at the state level to bolster the small standing army that existed after the Continental Army shrank following the end of the Revolutionary War.

A well regulated militia would allow the federal government to have a group of troops it could call upon in time of war (similar to the national guard we now have).

The GOP/NRA have written all that out of the 2A - including the explicit “a well regulated militia”. It was never meant to be an individual right to bear arms.

402
DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:39:18am

re: #387 sagehen

Texas would already be blue if all the eligible were to register and vote. Sadly, they haven’t yet done that.

when dems vote, dems win!

403
Patricia Kayden  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:39:33am

re: #365 Dave In Austin

I can’t even laugh. Her privilege has completely blinded her. So I guess if Bernie isn’t our nominee, she’ll do all she can to denigrate the Democratic Presidential candidate. Good to know.

404
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:41:57am

re: #403 Patricia Kayden

I can’t even laugh. Her privilege has completely blinded her. So I guess if Bernie isn’t our nominee, she’ll do all she can to denigrate the Democratic Presidential candidate. Good to know.

We know that Susie Clueless will back Tulsi as the Green candidate.

And folks, let’s remember that GREEN =

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November!

405
mmmirele  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:42:46am

It’s patriarchy. It’s always about patriarchy. We knew about this, but DAMN Paige Patterson was up to his eyeballs in protecting a pastoral sexual predator.

houstonchronicle.com

406
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:43:08am

re: #330 Joe Bacon 🌹

JUST IN: Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor hill.cm

Murdoch Home for Mendacious Unemployables.

407
gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:44:28am

re: #219 The Ghost of a Flea

Very dark version of the science fiction Grandfather Paradox.

Henry become an antisemite and devotes immense wealth to establishing antisemitic forgery “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” as text available to shitheads worldwide under the title “The International Jew.” He does more to circulate that document, and thus create a uniform antisemitic conspiracy theory to the world, until Hitler.

Adolf Hitler is influenced not only by the “Protocols,” but becomes an admirer Ford.

Of course I know that Ford was an antisemite. I guess I was over thinking it and expecting something more clever. My reaction wasn’t “Ha that’s funny” but “Why would he kill Hitler?” Kind of a lame joke, Emo.

408
plansbandc  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:45:40am

I found the definitive statement re: Popeyes v. Chick-fil-A

409
GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:45:49am

re: #401 lawhawk

Yup. And:

Second, the principal instrument for slave control was the militia. In the main, the South had refused to commit her militias to the war against the British during the American Revolution out of fear that, if the militias departed, slaves would revolt. But while the militias were effective at slave control, they had proved themselves unequal to the task of fighting a professional army. Bunker Hill was the last militia victory during the Revolution. The Continental Army (aided by the French Navy) won the war.

410
DangerMan  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:46:07am

re: #406 Decatur Deb

Murdoch Home for Mendacious Unemployables.

not being funny here, i didnt think she had ‘the look’ for fox

411
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:47:41am

re: #410 DangerMan

not being funny here, i didnt think she had ‘the look’ for fox

Just look at her Dad…

412
jeffreyw  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:47:58am

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

Without some kind of compromise that doesn’t all but neutralize their votes, conservatives will never give up the EC.

The compromise would be the GOP adjusting their platform to accommodate the values of the majority of people in this country. They are the folks that need to compromise because suppression won’t work for them forever.

413
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:51:00am

re: #410 DangerMan

not being funny here, i didnt think she had ‘the look’ for fox

Deep-fried squirrel goes straight for the upper arms.

414
Dave In Austin  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:52:36am
415
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:54:09am

And what has Screwdy G been up to????

Rudy Giuliani has resumed pushing Ukraine to investigate President Trump’s domestic political rivals, with a new round of talks he’s admitted were coordinated through the State Department.

Rudy Giuliani confirmed to The New York Times and CNN Wednesday that he’d spoken multiple times in recent weeks, including in an in-person Madrid meeting, to an aide to the Ukrainian president about investigations that would help Trump and hurt Democrats in 2020.

Giuliani insisted to CNN that everything was aboveboard and that he “wouldn’t do an unethical thing in my life.” The aide, Andriy Yermak, told the Times that Giuliani was “very interested” in the new administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “openly investigating all these cases.”

But the pair’s conversations, Giuliani told CNN, focused on a smeary allegation from the Trump camp against Joe Biden that Giuliani has said in the past “will be very, very helpful to my client.”

Is it too much to ask for even a single person to initiate disbarment proceedings against Sleazy Screwdy?

talkingpointsmemo.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:55:56am
417
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:58:39am
418
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:59:56am

re: #416 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And you know that recruiters are hand-picked from the brighter and more sophisticated troops.

419
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:06:00am

re: #418 Decatur Deb

And you know that recruiters are hand-picked from the brighter and more sophisticated troops.

Well, I know that there is a selection process for recruiters (NCOs). Not sure the same process is used in selecting the officers commanding the recruiting commands

420
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:06:27am

re: #410 DangerMan

not being funny here, i didnt think she had ‘the look’ for fox

I really want to make fat jokes about Sarah, but I’m not. (When she goes on air and defends trump I might change my mind).

421
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:08:00am

re: #419 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I know that there is a selection process for recruiters (NCOs). Not sure the same process is used in selecting the officers commanding the recruiting commands

Oh yeah. Knew an O4 straight out of Recruiting Command, very STRAC. (Surprisingly trustworthy, too.)

422
plansbandc  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:12:17am

He sure likes to hire angry hateful women. His new press secretary looks like she hates more things than Huckabee does.

423
Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:16:29am

re: #422 plansbandc

He sure likes to hire angry hateful women. His new press secretary looks like she hates more things than Huckabee does.

We knew he had daddy issues. Does he also have mommy issues?

424
lawhawk  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:17:30am
425
MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:20:20am
426
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:21:11am

re: #401 lawhawk

Multiple factors involved - the lack of a national standing army meant the need for local militias to be called upon at the state level to bolster the small standing army that existed after the Continental Army shrank following the end of the Revolutionary War.

A well regulated militia would allow the federal government to have a group of troops it could call upon in time of war (similar to the national guard we now have).

The GOP/NRA have written all that out of the 2A - including the explicit “a well regulated militia”. It was never meant to be an individual right to bear arms.

And look how well that militia idea worked out during the war of 1812.

427
Barefoot Grin  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:23:18am

The Sarah H. Sanders thing reminded me of this little throwaway line from Firesign Theater:

“That’s Steve Reeves!”
“No, that’s Agnes Moorehead.”

428
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:24:55am

PSA on something I never knew:

“If a service dog without a person approaches you, it means the person is down and in need of help,” the owner explained. “Don’t get scared, don’t get annoyed, follow the dog!

Dogs with certain tasks are trained to go for an adult if their owner goes down. Doesn’t help if the random adult doesn’t know that.
servicedogaccess.org

429
gwangung  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:26:13am

re: #428 Decatur Deb

PSA on something I never knew:

Dogs with a certain tasks are trained to go for an adult if their owner goes down. Doesn’t help if the random adult doesn’t know that.
servicedogaccess.org

Or police?

430
Belafon  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:27:57am

re: #429 gwangung

Or police?

Or police what?

431
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:28:22am

re: #429 gwangung

Or police?

Makes sense, but that’s an invitation to a dark joke.

432
gwangung  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:32:08am

re: #430 Belafon

Or police what?

Or police not knowing what service dogs are trained to do.

You can see trigger happy cops shooting a service dog trying to get help, no?

433
The Pie Overlord!  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:38:02am

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly.

But I can’t help but think the reverse angle renders a whole lot of votes moot. The fifteen most populous cities in the country are, in order from most to least populated: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, Fort Worth, Columbus and San Francisco. You have to go all the way to #24 on the list (Nashville) to find a city that would even remotely track GOP.

Eliminating the EC would give New York, California, Texas and Illinois vastly more power when it comes to electing the President of the United States. It would also make “flyover country” less and less relevant in national politics.

My point is, either option seems tilted unfairly in favor of one side and I can’t see any reasonable “middle ground” option here. Without some kind of compromise that doesn’t all but neutralize their votes, conservatives will never give up the EC.

Eliminating the EC would mean eliminating the “winner take all” for each state, so conservative votes in NY, CA & liberal urban areas would be counted. Isn’t that what they want?

434
MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:38:48am

re: #433 The Pie Overlord!

Eliminating the EC would mean eliminating the “winner take all” for each state, so conservative votes in NY, CA & liberal urban areas would be counted. Isn’t that what they want?

Not if it applies to everywhere! They only want their own votes counted in blue states.

435
MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:46:18am

re: #428 Decatur Deb

PSA on something I never knew:

Dogs with certain tasks are trained to go for an adult if their owner goes down. Doesn’t help if the random adult doesn’t know that.
servicedogaccess.org

I did not know that and I am ashamed I did not know that. Thank you.

436
Decatur Deb  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:49:20am

re: #435 MsJ

I did not know that and I am ashamed I did not know that. Thank you.

Didn’t either, in fact I was aware of the rule of not petting, calling, interfering with a working service dog, and that works against this application. In fact, I asked Wife to document it when she told me.

437
MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:28:39am

re: #436 Decatur Deb

Didn’t either, in fact I was aware of the rule of not petting, calling, interfering with a working service dog, and that works against this application. In fact, I asked Wife to document it when she told me.

If you think about it, though, it makes perfect sense. Interfering with a dog doing its job is bad. But a dog without a person is really bad. It should have been apparent to me yet it wasn’t.

That was the BEST ever PSA. Thank you so much!!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:08:49pm

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Cashew?

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 22, 2019 • 12:53:00pm

re: #438 Eventual Carrion

Cashew?

Gesundheit!

440
Ming5000  Aug 22, 2019 • 1:50:46pm

re: #439 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

I guess you got Cl’d, but that gave me a chuckle


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The Hold Steady - ‘You Did Good Kid’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly The Hold Steady performs "You Did Good Kid" live in Studio A. Recorded 9/9/19. Host: Eric HollandAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Nora Doyle, Jeffrey Pelayo, Thomas Koenig and Steven RuggieroEditor: Steven Ruggiero and Thomas Koenig ...
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Green Day - Father of All… (Official Music Video) Dear friends and fuckers. Here’s our new hot dog video we made for father of all.....? Motherfuckers That’s right! A new vid for the kid. ➡️ greenday.link We wanted to make something about dancing. Anxiety. Tribalism. Joy.. and straight ...
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The Highwomen Cover “The Chain” in Howard Stern’s Studio Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby perform their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s hit song in the Stern Show studio. Download the SiriusXM app for more exclusive music performances! SUBSCRIBE for more videos: bit.ly Want to know ...
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Spencer Elliott - the Last Two People on Earth (Acoustic Guitar) From the CD – Folding Space. 24-Bit Studio Masters and Guitar Tablature available at candyrat.com Video Production – Jason Lockart – Kid In The Background, Inc. Audio Production – Antoine Dufour Buy/ListenSpotify: open.spotify.comitunes: geo.itunes.apple.comApple Music: geo.itunes.apple.comDeezer: deezer.comAmazon Music: music.amazon.com ...
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Big Band of Brothers - ‘Whipping Post’ (Feat. Marc Broussard) [Audio Only]From the new album 'A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band,' available November 22: geni.us
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The Weight We’re excited to share our newest Song Around The World, “The Weight,” featuring musicians performing together across 5 continents. Great songs can travel everywhere bridging what divides us and inspiring us to see how easily we all get along ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 190915We did the weekly uncovering and hoisting of the gazebo and then started marking the walls. Because we are getting close... Look at the left hand in this picture. Sharpie-gate has invaded #thegreatpoolpondconversion It turns out that one side of ...
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