Café 1930 (Astor Piazzolla) - Alexandra Whittingham and Esther Abrami

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Guitarist Alexandra Whittingham and violinist Esther Abrami play Astor Piazzolla’s Café 1930 from Histoire du Tango.

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Filmed and produced by Craig Morgan and Tom Gradwell. With special thanks to Christopher Stanford.

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:33:55pm
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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:44:26pm

This asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:51:12pm

re: #2 MsJ

This asshole.

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He’s such a racist shit.

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:52:18pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:55:10pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 8:59:55pm

re: #5 DodgerFan1988

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When interviewed, the leech was quoted as saying “I’m here on behalf of the health insurance industry to lobby against the Affordable Care Act, as we’ve a mutual interest in draining the lifeblood of others with no payout.”

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sagehen  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:00:04pm

Does anybody remember the name/url of that site for lost money?

I thought I’d favorited it, but apparently not…

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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:03:25pm

She Who Must Be Obeyed has been associated with a Latin American duo/trio for over thirty years. In the last decade they have been investigating the influence of Ladino culture, Jewish/Spanish, on South American music. Turns out that the biggest Ladino influence was on tango. Piazzola incorporated Jewish Ladino wedding music into tango.

We are all the better for it. Not surprising that the fiddle player is a lovely Jewish girl.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:04:10pm
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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:05:35pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Oops. Busted, Donny. Time to get fitted for a jumpsuit with your new nickname, “Bitch”, on it.

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:05:38pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:10:19pm
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Interesting Times  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:12:54pm

Well played:

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:14:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:15:34pm

re: #7 sagehen

Does anybody remember the name/url of that site for lost money?

I thought I’d favorited it, but apparently not…

missingmoney.com I believe.

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:18:14pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:20:05pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

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Here’s the whole thread. Trump, Graham and McConnell are all implicated!

threadreaderapp.com

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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:20:45pm

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

missingmoney.com I believe.

Do they ask for personal specs? I would be vewwy careful.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:21:39pm
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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:25:37pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon 🌹

Here’s the whole thread. Trump, Graham and McConnell are all implicated!

threadreaderapp.com

Uh oh. Donny Jr. looks to be in deepski shitski.

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:25:57pm

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

missingmoney.com I believe.

Holy shit. I have like $1000 showing.

I tried to claim something from IL before and they were like Nah.

I’m not holding my breath here.

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teleskiguy  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:26:10pm

What the fuck is going on?

After this tweet Fuckface Von Clownstick retweeted maybe 30 times (!) all the slavish ball-caressing tweets he could find.

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:26:38pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon 🌹

Here’s the whole thread. Trump, Graham and McConnell are all implicated!

threadreaderapp.com

Did he finally finish it? Last I checked (minutes ago) it was still going on.

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teleskiguy  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:27:24pm

And he’s a dumbass. There’s 12 people running for U.S. Senate for the Democratic Party in Colorado. Hick might not get the nomination.

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:27:26pm

Danish PM mocks Trump

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:27:46pm

re: #18 austin_blue

Do they ask for personal specs? I would be vewwy careful.

Just name and city.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:30:47pm

re: #25 gocart mozart

Danish PM mocks Trump

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She’s not the PM but a MP.

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mmmirele  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:32:55pm

More from the story. THIS GUY IS A WACKO AND SHOULD NOT BE TEACHING ENGLISH. Whatever happened to the days of reading Wordsworth and Flannery O’Connor and Malcolm X?

Approached in his classroom after the publication of this story, Belmore said: “I think I only have one response to give you. It’s a question and it’s three words. Who is Q?”

Asked how QAnon is pertinent to his English composition class, Belmore responded, “Who is Q?” He added that he plans to inform campus security that this reporter showed up in his classroom.

One student said Belmore brought up QAnon while discussing the syllabus for his class. Then he showed the video.

“Afterwards, [Belmore] just kept talking about how there are a bunch of criminals and they’re going to get caught now that Trump is the president,” the student said, adding, “Belmore believes that Q is actually JFK Jr. and he just faked his death.”

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:34:45pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

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I’ve thanked Al Gore since 1992 for porn at 1200 baud even though he never didn’t say that in 2000.

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MsJ  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:34:47pm

re: #23 MsJ

Did he finally finish it? Last I checked (minutes ago) it was still going on.

Now. It’s still going. Up to 83 tweets now.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:35:35pm

Well we know he’s going to be in rage mode shortly.

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:36:02pm

re: #27 HappyWarrior

That’s what i meant

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:36:40pm
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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:38:09pm

re: #26 MsJ

Just name and city.

I jacked in and got a got an apartment number. I think he might be a weatherman on a local TV station who shares a name with me .

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:38:26pm

re: #28 mmmirele

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More from the story. THIS GUY IS A WACKO AND SHOULD NOT BE TEACHING ENGLISH. Whatever happened to the days of reading Wordsworth and Flannery O’Connor and Malcolm X?

I still remember Bircher high school teachers who said that LBJ had JFK executed because JFK was going to expose the Council on Foreign Relations as the shadow Bolshevik government of the US. Oh and the evils of fluoride, Social Security and especially Medicare as well.

And then there were the college professors who were so far right they fell into the Constitutional Party (Pennsylvania’s affiliate of George Wallace’s AIP). They kept the mimeograph machine smoking with handbills saying Ford’s pick of Rockefeller as VP was proof he was going to surrender to the Russians…

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gocart mozart  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:42:03pm
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danarchy  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:44:58pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon 🌹

Here’s the whole thread. Trump, Graham and McConnell are all implicated!

threadreaderapp.com

Sorry. but if I was a betting man, I would bet a lot of money that nobody named Trump, McConnell or Graham will face any negative consequences from this.

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sagehen  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:46:39pm

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

missingmoney.com I believe.

thank you!!

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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 9:57:34pm

re: #37 danarchy

Sorry. but if I was a betting man, I would bet a lot of money that nobody named Trump, McConnell or Graham will face any negative consequences from this.

But they absolutely should be. This is treason, or damn close to it, and licking it’s ear.

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austin_blue  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:07:12pm

Two AM in Austin. Night all.

Sweet dreams. What new hells await us in the morning?

Mango Metamussolini is literally crapping his pants. He’s scared, and that makes him particularilly dangerous.

Dog help us all.

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teleskiguy  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:07:58pm

She’s enjoying a Stones show.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:15:21pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:17:32pm

re: #33 gocart mozart

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Bernie’s campaign could basically be summed up as “It’s my turn!”

He can’t claim that he’s the best positioned to beat Trump, because the polls show he’s not.

He can’t claim that he’s the only “true” progressive in the race, because Warren is out there showing that you can be progressive but also likable.

He can’t claim to be working for “the working class” because Biden has that corner of the market covered.

So he’s left letting his surrogates go around, acting like a bunch of low-rent thugs by beating up on anybody who criticizes him in print while pushing a retread of “The Establishment is trying to sabotage him!”

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 22, 2019 • 10:17:44pm

re: #40 austin_blue

Two AM in Austin. Night all.

Sweet dreams. What new hells await us in the morning?

Mango Metamussolini is literally crapping his pants. He’s scared, and that makes him particularilly dangerous.

Dog help us all.

It’s 11:15 pm Mountain, so it was only a little after midnight in the Central time zone when you posted this. Your clock is off.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:00:52pm

re: #36 gocart mozart

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The whole thread from Poker & Politics documenting all the phony predictions Q makes.

At least Criswell made correct predictions once in a while!

threadreaderapp.com

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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:08:36pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:22:35pm
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Dread Pirate  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:36:11pm

YouTube

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Targetpractice  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:59:07pm

re: #48 Dread Pirate

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Video

I’m guessing it would be in poor taste to play this:

Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start the Fire (Official Video)

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 22, 2019 • 11:59:38pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:46:52am

Young violinist Esther Abrami is making her mark in the music world and I think her star will continue to rise for at least a few more years. I’ve followed her on Youtube for a while and she posts quite a few miscellaneous videos, not just her prepared music vids.

Here’s are recent upload by Abrami:

J.S Bach - “Chaconne” Partita No.2 by Esther Abrami

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Targetpractice  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:05:38am

re: #50 Ace-o-aces

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Y’know, I’ve rarely met a well-adjusted guy who’s comfortable in his own masculinity who feels he needs to boast about being an “alpha male” or suggest that a woman who does not devote her life to being in the home raising kids is in some way mentally ill.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:15:02am
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makeitstop  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:19:36am

A heartening sign - lots of ‘Nazis Raus!’ here in Austria.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:32:14am

So, in cinematic news, it looks like the upcoming Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be Rated R.

According to the director Todd Phillips, this particular take on the Joker takes its cue from two earlier films by Martin Scorsese: The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver. Robert De Niro has a role in this film as well.

The Joker as a combination of Travis Bickle and Rupert Pupkin? Yeah, I’m 100% down with that and I’m confident that if anyone could pull that off, it’d be Joaquin Phoenix.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:48:06am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

Realized I forgot to post the trailer.

JOKER Official Trailer (2019) Joaquin Phoenix, DC Movie HD

“I used to think that my life was a tragedy. But now I realize….it’s a comedy”.

Phoenix’s delivery on that line sent a chill down my spine. If the movie is as good as the trailer (knock on wood) then Joker could end up as one of the greatest comic-book films of all time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 2:50:26am

re: #1 gocart mozart

“We need to deal with this very dangerous idea that says being pro-Jewish means you have to be pro-Israeli or being pro-Israeli means you’re automatically pro-Jewish & you’re immunized from the charge of anti-Semitsm. Lots of anti-Semites support Israel & Netanyahu.”

That requires nuance.

Something that was abandoned long ago in the shouting match that passes for modern political discourse.

To understand these nuances requires education, background knowledge and a sense of history, something that was also abandoned in the course of budget cuts in the wake of tax cuts to encourage Job Creators to stimulate the economy…

We really paved the way for this sort of demagoguery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 2:59:09am

re: #54 makeitstop

A heartening sign - lots of ‘Nazis Raus!’ here in Austria.

Intolerant Left

/

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 3:11:19am

re: #53 Dave In Austin

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As opposed to Trump who sounds like a love struck teenager talking about Kim’s letters or how Putin says nice things about him. Jack is a fucking sexist moron.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 3:15:17am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

So, in cinematic news, it looks like the upcoming Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be Rated R.

According to the director Todd Phillips, this particular take on the Joker takes its cue from two earlier films by Martin Scorsese: The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver. Robert De Niro has a role in this film as well.

The Joker as a combination of Travis Bickle and Rupert Pupkin? Yeah, I’m 100% down with that and I’m confident that if anyone could pull that off, it’d be Joaquin Phoenix.

I saw the trailer. I typically don’t like comic book movies but that one I’d see.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 3:29:59am

re: #60 HappyWarrior

I saw the trailer. I typically don’t like comic book movies but that one I’d see.

From what I can gather, Joker seems to be more along the lines of a character study, charting one man’s descent into madness - and becoming one of the most iconic pop culture supervillains in the process.

If they’ve cribbed a bit from Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, both of which are outstanding character studies of a man on a downward spiral, it should be a damn solid film. And Joaquin Phoenix is very good at bringing life to disturbed cinematic characters (much like De Niro).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 3:39:26am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

From what I can gather, Joker seems to be more along the lines of a character study, charting one man’s descent into madness - and becoming one of the most iconic pop culture supervillains in the process.

If they’ve cribbed a bit from Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, both of which are outstanding character studies of a man on a downward spiral, it should be a damn solid film. And Joaquin Phoenix is very good at bringing life to disturbed cinematic characters (much like De Niro).

Yes. I definitely got a Rupert/Travis vibe. Funnily my brother just watched both for the first time. Enjoyed them both and he and his girlfriend cringed a lot at Rupert especially.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:07:17am

re: #62 HappyWarrior

Yes. I definitely got a Rupert/Travis vibe. Funnily my brother just watched both for the first time. Enjoyed them both and he and his girlfriend cringed a lot at Rupert especially.

Rupert Pupkin was one of De Niro’s best roles (along with Travis Bickle) and for me at least, The King of Comedy is criminally underappreciated.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:31:06am

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

Rupert Pupkin was one of De Niro’s best roles (along with Travis Bickle) and for me at least, The King of Comedy is criminally underappreciated.

It is on both counts. It gets forgotten imo since Rupert isn’t a gangster or has a famous line like Bickle.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:32:48am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

It is on both counts. It gets forgotten imo since Rupert isn’t a gangster or has a famous line like Bickle.

He is somebody that everyone can relate to but does not want to relate to because he represents a side of us we would rather not acknowledge, our obsessive, impulsive, totally dorky and un-self conscious side…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:35:54am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is somebody that everyone can relate to but does not want to relate to because he represents a side of us we would rather not acknowledge, our obsessive, impulsive, totally dorky and un-self conscious side…

Yeah exactly. I also think it’s a great film since it’s a great early analysis on celebrity obsessed culture.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:38:02am

re: #66 HappyWarrior

Yeah exactly. I also think it’s a great film since it’s a great early analysis on celebrity obsessed culture.

and to see Jerry Lewis as an totally unhumorous bad-guy version of himself is impressive

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:40:52am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

It is on both counts. It gets forgotten imo since Rupert isn’t a gangster or has a famous line like Bickle.

The King of Comedy was, in some ways, eerily prescient about celebrity worship and the dark undertones and consquences that are associated with it. The film was made in the pre-social media era, but I can easily picture Pupkin as a Twitter or Facebook stalker, obsessed with being famous. And ironically, becoming famous for his desperate criminal activities, as in the film.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:42:33am

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

and to see Jerry Lewis as an totally unhumorous bad-guy version of himself is impressive

I saw Langford as more Johnny Carson whom I understand the part was originally offered to than himself but it was definitely an underrated performance by someone known more for being silly.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:42:58am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

The King of Comedy was, in some ways, eerily prescient about celebrity worship and the dark undertones and consquences that are associated with it. The film was made in the pre-social media era, but I can easily picture Pupkin as a Twitter or Facebook stalker, obsessed with being famous. And ironically, becoming famous for his desperate criminal activities, as in the film.

Oh absolutely. It doesn’t feel dated at all.

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makeitstop  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:06:48am

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

and to see Jerry Lewis as an totally unhumorous bad-guy version of himself is impressive

And Sandra Bernhardt kicked ass in that movie. Pupkin might have been fucking crazy, but she made him look like the voice of reason at times.

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makeitstop  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:08:55am

Oh, and good morning, all. It’s weird to have been up since about 4:00 AM (my laptop is still on NY time).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:09:28am

re: #71 makeitstop

And Sandra Bernhardt kicked ass in that movie. Pupkin might have been fucking crazy, but she made him look like the voice of reason at times.

again, imagine that degree of obsession amplified by an Internet community that shares and supports such views

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:33:24am
David Koch, the billionaire industrialist and conservative activist, has reportedly died.

Sources close to the family confirmed the 79-year-old Koch, who retired from the privately owned Koch Industries last year, passed away, according to New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer.

Koch took over as president of Koch Engineering in 1979, and became co-owner of Koch Industries four years later with his older brother, Charles Koch.

He was ranked the 11th-wealthiest person in the world upon his retirement, with an estimated net worth of $51 billion, and both he and his brother donated much of their fortune to conservative political candidates and causes.

rawstory.com

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makeitstop  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:35:53am

More from the streets of Vienna.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:40:27am

MORE WINNING!!

China said Friday that it will impose new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods and resume duties on American autos.

Chinese State Council said it decided to slap tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on $75 billion U.S. goods, in two batches effective on Sep. 1 and Dec. 15.

It also said a 25% tariff will be imposed on U.S. cars and a 5% on auto parts and components, which will go into effect on Dec.15. China had paused these tariffs in April.

Stock futures tumbled following the announcement.

cnbc.com

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jeffreyw  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:45:02am

Good morning!

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:47:39am

Win 10 update this month? Going on 20 minutes now. And it’s only at 30%. 🙄

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makeitstop  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:49:04am

re: #78 MsJ

Win 10 update this month? Going on 20 minutes now. And it’s only at 30%. 🙄

Mine took nearly an hour when I did it last week. Go get a cup of coffee. :)

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(((Viking Sea Mexican)))  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:49:25am

Late reply:

re: #224 Decatur Deb

Sure, but before you get all smug, they didn’t tell you about lutefisk.
en.wikipedia.org

We have morcilla. :P

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(((Viking Sea Mexican)))  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:50:14am

re: #78 MsJ

Win 10 update this month? Going on 20 minutes now. And it’s only at 30%. 🙄

Had the same thing happen with a Mac update. :/

May the process go faster!

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:57:02am

86%!

It say at 16% for like 10 minutes.

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makeitstop  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:59:18am

re: #82 MsJ

86%!

It say at 16% for like 10 minutes.

How many times has it restarted? I think mine restarted 3 times.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:59:38am

re: #82 MsJ

86%!

It say at 16% for like 10 minutes.

I have an old Acer Aspire One netbook here that I completely converted over to Ubutnu OS a few weeks back. Totally wiped the hard drive and installed Ubuntu.

Much cussing was done in order to successfully do that, but it works.

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 5:59:55am

re: #83 makeitstop

How many times has it restarted? I think mine restarted 3 times.

At least seven now.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:01:52am

re: #7 sagehen

Does anybody remember the name/url of that site for lost money?

I thought I’d favorited it, but apparently not…

You’re talking about missingmoney.com for abandoned property searches?

Every state has their own website searches as well. Once you put in the name you’re searching for, it will return possible accounts that may be in that person’s name. You can then file a claim with the state directly. Most of the states have either the Secretary of State, State Treasurer, or Department of Revenue administering the unclaimed property being held for apparent owners until the dormancy periods run.

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b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:03:49am

re: #76 Dr Lizardo

MORE WINNING!!

cnbc.com

I am still in shock that China hasn’t imposed special sanctions on the Trump branded crap made there.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:04:02am

re: #74 Dr Lizardo

rawstory.com

Speak only good of the dead.

David Koch is dead.

Good.

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b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:04:43am

re: #88 i(m)p(each)sos

Speak only good of the dead.

David Koch is dead.

Good.

Thoughts and prayers

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:05:17am

re: #88 i(m)p(each)sos

Speak only good of the dead.

David Koch is dead.

Good.

Alas, as Koch’s go, he was the better one.

I agree with your assessment, though.

If they have children, imagine how horrible they are.

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:05:55am

Now hung at 91%. FML.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:17:24am

re: #87 b.d.

I am still in shock that China hasn’t imposed special sanctions on the Trump branded crap made there.

Same here. That would hit Trump right in the wallet.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:18:54am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:21:37am

re: #92 Dr Lizardo

Same here. That would hit Trump right in the wallet.

does make you wonder who is is working for…

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:23:57am

re: #76 Dr Lizardo

Trump’s busy claiming that he’s winning this trade war and that it’s easy.

He’s busy claiming he’s got over 50% approval (he doesn’t). He hasn’t be above water since he took office. Majority of the nation disapproved.

There’s one group of people who support Trump: uneducated white folks (aka the know nothing Fox misinformed masses).

Meanwhile, even as the recession looms, right wingers are trying to claim that Trump’s doing everything he can to prevent a looming recession. That’s bulkshit to be sure.

Trade wars can hasten a recession because everyone looks for shelter and to reduce their exposures to added costs. They reduce expenditures, reduce inventories, or shift purchasing. Meanwhile, farmers are getting slammed again, because they don’t have easy ways to change purchasers when they focus sales to China. North Dakota is truly fucked in this manner (it’s harder for them to get food to market on the East Coast or South as most of their shipments head to Washington and then on to China and Asia).

Everything Trump’s doing is speeding up a recession, and the know nothings and sycophants advising Trump aren’t helping. Attacking Powell and trying to eliminate the independence of the Fed only destabilizes things further.

It’s as though they’re purposefully trying to sabotage the government and economy.

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b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:24:22am

re: #93 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but one of the Koch’s is dead.

It has been posted but I don’t mind seeing it again and again and again.

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:31:54am

re: #95 lawhawk

He realizes his trade war isn’t going as planned, so now he’s saying that a small recession will be good in the long run.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:32:38am

re: #97 Belafon

He realizes his trade war isn’t going as planned, so now he’s saying that a small recession will be good in the long run.

Just like a “glorious little war” is always good for the economy

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:34:45am

re: #97 Belafon

He realizes his trade war isn’t going as planned, so now he’s saying that a small recession will be good in the long run.

Another Ohio “don’t sell your house” moment. Just a little while before they close down your plant.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:35:01am

re: #95 lawhawk

Sounds eerily similar to what Herbert Hoover did in the wake of the 1929 Crash. He started piling on tariffs (when he signed the Smoot-Hawley Act into law in 1930) and it only exacerbated an already dangerously shaky economic situation.

My understanding is that Smoot-Hawley was pretty much the final nail in the coffin.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:36:57am

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

Sounds eerily similar to what Herbert Hoover did in the wake of the 1929 Crash. He started piling on tariffs (when he signed the Smoot-Hawley Act into law in 1930) and it only exacerbated an already dangerously shaky economic situation.

My understanding is that Smoot-Hawley was pretty much the final nail in the coffin.

Did he also not attempt to freeze wages, which just encouraged employers to lay off more people?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:37:27am

re: #21 MsJ

Holy shit. I have like $1000 showing.

I tried to claim something from IL before and they were like Nah.

I’m not holding my breath here.

I did a search via one of these about two years ago. Found five things under my name and recovered about $500 that way. (Not sure it was the one with this link, but it essentially linked me to a state site to search and then make the claim through.)

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:37:52am

Republicans are starting to think that Democrats will take control of everything, so they need to start bringing up balancing the budget now:

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Targetpractice  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:38:06am

So I just saw the breaking news that now Moulton has dropped out of the primary race and is going to run for reelection. Was figuring that this would happen the moment that the bar for the debates was raised off the floor.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:38:24am

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did he also not attempt to freeze wages, which just encouraged employers to lay off more people?

That sounds familiar - it’s been so long since I had to study about it in high school back in the mid-1980’s.

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Targetpractice  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:39:46am

re: #103 Belafon

Republicans are starting to think that Democrats will take control of everything, so they need to start bringing up balancing the budget now:

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Translation: They want Trump to be the guy to start talking “cuts” and “reforms,” because either he’ll win reelection and they’ll take that as a mandate…or he’ll be out on his ass, in which case they can make excuses for why they’re not going to do that shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:40:10am

re: #103 Belafon

Republicans are starting to think that Democrats will take control of everything, so they need to start bringing up balancing the budget now:

That was their plan all along: first a major tax shortfall because of their tax cuts and then massive budget cuts to correct the ensuing bulge in the deficit.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:42:37am

re: #77 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Looking over the mess the night shift (opossums) left?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:43:29am

re: #106 Targetpractice

Translation: They want Trump to be the guy to start talking “cuts” and “reforms,” because either he’ll win reelection and they’ll take that as a mandate…or he’ll be out on his ass, in which case they can make excuses for why they’re not going to do that shit.

Tin-foil hat time: Maybe this is how the GOP can get rid of Trump.

“Hey, Donald, yeah…..you need to get out there and start telling your supporters it’s time to cut Social Security and Medicare because it’s costing too much and we’ve gotta trim the fat.”

Trump loses in a landslide and afterwards, Congressional Republicans privately breathe a sigh of relief.

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Jay C  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:48:10am

re: #95 lawhawk

Meanwhile, even as the recession looms, right wingers are trying to claim that Trump’s doing everything he can to prevent a looming recession. That’s bulkshit to be sure.

Well, I’m sure that the President and his Administration ARE working quite hard in the face of repeated news about an expected recession….

And I’m equally sure that their main efforts are going to be exerted on a massive PR effort to shift the blame for any economic downturn onto somebody - anybody - else (Obama, the Chinese, Democrats, Europeans, Antifa, etc.): rather than admit the least flaw in the Trump/GOP economic “plan”.

Which effort our national disgrace of a President is likely to promote in his usual manner - probably via another windy address to a tame MAGA rally in the boondocks “Heartland” -

1. Misstate/exaggerate (or outright lie about) rosy economic conditions.
2. Loudly bitch about not getting credit for said rosiness.
3. Equally loudly: dump on any/all critics.
4. Preemptively blame-shift (as above) should said rosiness fade.
5. Repeat points 1-4 .
6. Make sure the audience departs absolutely convinced that any and all economic problems the country might face are due entirely to the evil machinations of Donald Trump’s critics/”enemies”, and only President MAGA can save the nation….

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Targetpractice  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:48:34am

re: #109 Dr Lizardo

Tin-foil hat time: Maybe this is how the GOP can get rid of Trump.

“Hey, Donald, yeah…..you need to get out there and start telling your supporters it’s time to cut Social Security and Medicare because it’s costing too much and we’ve gotta trim the fat.”

Trump loses in a landslide and afterwards, Congressional Republicans privately breathe a sigh of relief.

And then choke on that sigh once they realize that the best case scenario if Donny loses is that the Dem who wins does so by such a thin margin that they’ve little to no coattails. Otherwise, they may very well lose the Senate, which may embolden the Senate Dems enough to consider shitting on Mitch’s lawn by finally taking an axe to the filibuster.

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jeffreyw  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:51:33am

re: #108 Feline Fearless Leader

Looking over the mess the night shift (opossums) left?

That photo was snapped after Mrs J brought in the feeders for the night. The ‘coons and ‘possums generally do a good clean-up job despite their turf battles.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 6:57:37am
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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:01:47am

re: #113 lawhawk

It will take at least eight years to undo the doings of Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:03:03am

re: #114 Rightwingconspirator

It will take at least eight years to undo the doings of Trump.

I reckon one decade per year he is in office to fully undo everything, especially his judicial appointments.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:07:23am

re: #80 (((Viking Sea Mexican)))

Late reply:

We have morcilla. :P

Ah. Spanish Haggis.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:12:29am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:13:29am

re: #111 Targetpractice

And then choke on that sigh once they realize that the best case scenario if Donny loses is that the Dem who wins does so by such a thin margin that they’ve little to no coattails. Otherwise, they may very well lose the Senate, which may embolden the Senate Dems enough to consider shitting on Mitch’s lawn by finally taking an axe to the filibuster.

Well, losing the Executive Branch to the Dems is also going to free up the DoJ from obstructing getting to the bottom of the interference from the Russians and their NRA puppets. Fox and friends will spin it constantly as a witch hunt, but a lot of dirt will come out of that hole regarding corruption and politicians selling out to foreign powers for personal gain. Which, in the long run, pretty much ruins the GOP wrapping themselves in the flag.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:13:52am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:14:14am

re: #60 HappyWarrior

I saw the trailer. I typically don’t like comic book movies but that one I’d see.

I’ve sworn off the Marvel Universe — but since this is DC, maybe I will try it.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:15:59am

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

I’ve sworn off the Marvel Universe — but since this is DC, maybe I will try it.

I’ve always had the impression that the DC villains were much more interesting than the main DC heroes.

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:17:11am

A rare view of 24kt from downtown Los Angeles. A friend cast this for an Asian jewelry store. That culture loves 24kt. Complete disdain for mere 14kt. Then some crazy rich Asian orders a gold sphere of a certain weight, in this case about a half kilo. 500 grams aka 16Toz. They should make a movie about crazy rich Asians. Oh, wait they did. Anyway here two images of the 24k gold casting. Fresh out of the plaster, no finishing yet, still shows casting flaws.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:18:29am

Bette I love ya, but 1000000 GIANT NOPES
Marianne needs to DROP OUT NOW.

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:19:49am

re: #121 Feline Fearless Leader

I’ve always had the impression that the DC villains were much more interesting than the main DC heroes.

Marvel tends to have the opposite problem specifically because it allows the heroes to be flawed, and to suffer consequences of being flawed.

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:21:23am

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

Bette I love ya, but 1000000 GIANT NOPES
Marianne needs to DROP OUT NOW.

The flipside of candidates dropping out before the debates they’re excluded from as that their supporters may turn to a candidate like Williamson or Gabbard and push them over the threshold.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:21:46am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:22:53am

re: #74 Dr Lizardo

rawstory.com

One less evil bastard in the world.

If there is a hell it’s where he belongs for all eternity.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:23:20am

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

I’ve sworn off the Marvel Universe — but since this is DC, maybe I will try it.

So far, the only one DC has really gotten right was Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (though for me, the ending of that was a bit over-the-top, but overall a DC film done right, well-written, well-directed and perfectly cast).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:27:03am

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

Bette I love ya, but 1000000 GIANT NOPES
Marianne needs to DROP OUT NOW.

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Gosh I wonder how many Republicans are pumping money into Wacko Marianne’s campaign?

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William Lewis  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:28:06am

re: #122 Rightwingconspirator

A rare view of 24kt from downtown Los Angeles. A friend cast this for an Asian jewelry store. That culture loves 24kt. Complete disdain for mere 14kt. Then some crazy rich Asian orders a gold sphere of a certain weight, in this case about a half kilo. 500 grams aka 16Toz. They should make a movie about crazy rich Asians. Oh, wait they did. Anyway here two images of the 24k gold casting. Fresh out of the plaster, no finishing yet, still shows casting flaws.

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Wild. Speaking of gold, I’ve been thinking of buying this but I can’t afford solid gold at 4cm x 2.6cm (they don’t make it that way anyway) but I could swing gilded bronze.

danegeld.co.uk

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:28:08am

re: #95 lawhawk


There’s one group of people who support Trump: uneducated white folks (aka the know nothing Fox misinformed masses).

…..

It’s as though they’re purposefully trying to sabotage the government and economy.

The Trump supporters I know are all educated — they are either Netanyahu fanatics or anti-choice zealots/gun humpers or people who believe that businessmen should rule the world.

And Trump is working for someone whose goal is to sabotage our nation. The Russians have discovered that with the right asset in place, it takes only a single person to bring the nation down. Yes — Trump has enablers — but for some strange reason, his personality resonates with tens of millions of Americans

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:28:38am

re: #129 Joe Bacon 🌹

Gosh I wonder how many Republicans are pumping money into Wacko Marianne’s campaign?

They have no primary of their own to distract them from knuckling down to some weapons-grade ratfucking on the DNC.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:29:50am

re: #131 Hecuba’s daughter

The Trump supporters I know are all educated — they are either Netanyahu fanatics or anti-choice zealots/gun humpers or people who believe that businessmen should rule the world.

And Trump is working for someone whose goal is to sabotage our nation. The Russians have discovered that with the right asset in place, it takes only a single person to bring the nation down. Yes — Trump has enablers — but for some strange reason, his personality resonates with tens of millions of Americans

There are more than a handful who figure that since the system is unsustainable and due to collapse, then best to let Trump crash it so we can start to rebuild it in their image.

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Jay C  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:29:53am

re: #111 Targetpractice

And then choke on that sigh once they realize that the best case scenario if Donny loses is that the Dem who wins does so by such a thin margin that they’ve little to no coattails. Otherwise, they may very well lose the Senate, which may embolden the Senate Dems enough to consider shitting on Mitch’s lawn by finally taking an axe to the filibuster.

Unfortunately, even the most optimistic scenarios I’ve seen so far* only point to at best a 52-48 Dem Senate for the next Congress: which frankly, IMO, isn’t enough to circumvent serious GOP obstructionism - especially if Moscow Mitch gets returned** (and stays as Leader). Although assuming also a (D) President and House, one has to wonder just how much obstructionism the public is willing to put up with, and how much pressure they (i.e. liberals, moderates, non-ideologues, sane folk) are going to be able to put on recalcitrant Rs. In too many states, I’m afraid it won’t be near enough to counteract the pressure from Wingnuttia, but I have a feeling that the flaws in the Senate GOP’s “roadblock” strategy are finally starting to show - a bit.

*Insert usual disclaimers about political forecasting
** Sadly, the likeliest outcome.

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Jay C  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:33:34am

re: #122 Rightwingconspirator

A rare view of 24kt from downtown Los Angeles. A friend cast this for an Asian jewelry store. That culture loves 24kt. Complete disdain for mere 14kt. Then some crazy rich Asian orders a gold sphere of a certain weight, in this case about a half kilo. 500 grams aka 16Toz. They should make a movie about crazy rich Asians. Oh, wait they did. Anyway here two images of the 24k gold casting. Fresh out of the plaster, no finishing yet, still shows casting flaws.

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How large is that sphere (and is it solid)? Gold is pretty heavy, a pound of it can’t take up much volume….

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:33:37am

Welp I joined a Facebook group that I THOUGHT was just about specific neighborhood events occurring in the neighborhood where I live.

Comes into a GIANT ELECTRONIC FISTFIGHT OVER TRUMP’S ANTISEMITISM, JEWS DEFENDING HIM & WHATABOUT ILHAN WHATABOUT RASHIDA WHATABOUT WHATABOUT WHATABOUT

*slowly backs away, clicks “unfollow” & shuts the FB browser tab*

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:41:53am

The 2nd one

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:42:45am

re: #136 The Pie Overlord!

Ilhan and Rashida both have criticisms of Israel and Israeli policies towards Palestinians.

That is not the same as Trump explicitly making anti-Semitic comments about Jews, dual loyalty anti-Semitic tropes, and equating goddamned Nazis with the people protesting them.

These are not the same. No matter how much the right wing extremists want to, they aren’t the same.

Not supporting everything Israel does doesn’t mean you’re anti-Semitic. Jews don’t agree on what Israel is doing. Not agreeing with Bibi or Trump on Israel doesn’t make you anti-Semitic.

Questioning the loyalty of Jews who don’t support Israel and Trump is an explicit callback to anti-Semitic tropes.

And that doesn’t begin to capture the anti-Semitic stuff Trump has said in tweets, meetings, and on video.

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:42:54am

re: #134 Jay C

Which is why Democrats need to end the filibuster, and tell moderate and conservative Democrats that they represent the conservative interests we take into account.

I’m for eliminating the filibuster for another reason: Far too long, people have voted for Republicans but clearly expect the Democrats to block their more dangerous ideas. It’s about time people started looking at what will be implemented and deciding if that’s what they want.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:46:58am

re: #139 Belafon

Which is why Democrats need to end the filibuster, and tell moderate and conservative Democrats that they represent the conservative interests we take into account.

I’m for eliminating the filibuster for another reason: Far too long, people have voted for Republicans but clearly expect the Democrats to block their more dangerous ideas. It’s about time people started looking at what will be implemented and deciding if that’s what they want.

Also, the majority party can put out the most insane, extreme legislation, secure in the knowledge that it won’t become law. Without the filibuster, we would all see the consequences of nutty policies. (For better or worse.)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:47:25am

re: #139 Belafon

Which is why Democrats need to end the filibuster, and tell moderate and conservative Democrats that they represent the conservative interests we take into account.

I’m for eliminating the filibuster for another reason: Far too long, people have voted for Republicans but clearly expect the Democrats to block their more dangerous ideas. It’s about time people started looking at what will be implemented and deciding if that’s what they want.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH BY BEING NICE.

Obama was nice. Garland is not on the supreme court. We don’t have a public option, etc. etc. (I still love Obama)

I don’t think Biden gets it. Not sure any Democrat does, but they better learn. You are not just running a country, you are fighting against 20 years of right wing propaganda. This is not going to change overnight.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:53:27am

re: #138 lawhawk

Not supporting everything Israel does doesn’t mean you’re anti-Semitic. Jews don’t agree on what Israel is doing. Not agreeing with Bibi or Trump on Israel doesn’t make you anti-Semitic.

and there are plenty of Israel “supporters” who do not care a damn bit about Jews or Judaism, they just need a resurgent Israel in order to fulfill their Biblical End Times prophecies.

They are very quiet about that but that is their agenda.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:54:04am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:54:33am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:54:42am

re: #141 I Would Prefer Not To

WE ARE NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH BY BEING NICE.

Obama was nice. Garland is not on the supreme court. We don’t have a public option, etc. etc. (I still love Obama)

I don’t think Biden gets it. Not sure any Democrat does, but they better learn. You are not just running a country, you are fighting against 20 years of right wing propaganda. This is not going to change overnight.

Since the GOP controlled the Senate, there was nothing Obama could do to get Garland confirmed. It wasn’t the filibuster that stopped the appointment, it was Moscow Mitch.

The Democrats had the House for only two years — so most legislation was doomed after that. But you are right about the public option.

I am terrified though of what happens when the GOP controls all branches of the government again without a filibuster — the evil they will accomplish is breathtaking in scope.

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:55:13am

re: #141 I Would Prefer Not To

WE ARE NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH BY BEING NICE.

Obama was nice. Garland is not on the supreme court. We don’t have a public option, etc. etc. (I still love Obama)

I don’t think Biden gets it. Not sure any Democrat does, but they better learn. You are not just running a country, you are fighting against 20 years of right wing propaganda. This is not going to change overnight.

Warren has called for eliminating the filibuster. She understands what it’s going to take because she’s already got a plan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:55:35am

jeebus

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:55:51am

...

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:55:52am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and there are plenty of Israel “supporters” who do not care a damn bit about Jews or Judaism, they just need a resurgent Israel in order to fulfill their Biblical End Times prophecies.

They are very quiet about that but that is their agenda.

Yup. These are the folks who see Israel, Jews, and Judaism as the necessary collateral damage for their End Times Armageddon. They aren’t allies with Jews. They see Jews as the means to their End.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:56:50am

re: #149 lawhawk

Yup. These are the folks who see Israel, Jews, and Judaism as the necessary collateral damage for their End Times Armageddon. They aren’t allies with Jews. They see Jews as the means to their End.

and have no problem with them being cast into the Lake of Fire along with all the other non-believers

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:57:26am

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

Since the GOP controlled the Senate, there was nothing Obama could do to get Garland confirmed. It wasn’t the filibuster that stopped the appointment, it was Moscow Mitch.

The Democrats had the House for only two years — so most legislation was doomed after that. But you are right about the public option.

I am terrified though of what happens when the GOP controls all branches of the government again without a filibuster — the evil they will accomplish is breathtaking in scope.

I think people are just going to have to think about that more than they have. “If you don’t like that the GOP is planning on cutting all funding for special education, then maybe you shouldn’t vote for them.” (In quotes so that you know it’s not meant to be directed at you.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 7:59:29am

re: #149 lawhawk

Yup. These are the folks who see Israel, Jews, and Judaism as the necessary collateral damage for their End Times Armageddon. They aren’t allies with Jews. They see Jews as the means to their End.

Netanyahu certainly doesn’t care — it doesn’t matter why they support Israel, as long as they do. Their rationale is irrelevant. The only problem arises if they actually manage to manufacture a crisis that brings on a real Armageddon (not a Biblical one).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:00:32am

re: #152 Hecuba’s daughter

Netanyahu certainly doesn’t care — it doesn’t matter why they support Israel, as long as they do. Their rationale is irrelevant. The only problem arises if they actually manage to manufacture a crisis that brings on a real Armageddon (not a Biblical one).

and that is the crux of it. Israel is a nuclear state.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:01:10am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

… your god is dead… and no one cares… if there is a hell, I’ll see you there. /nin

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:03:02am

re: #152 Hecuba’s daughter

A certain percentage of Israelis were always wary of this kind of support, but accepted it knowing that there was a bill to be paid down the line. Others accepted it willingly because Israel is in such a precarious position. Still others seek out this kind of support because of the business opportunities it brings (travel/tourism, etc). And some warn against what all this means and how this has a corrosive effect on Israel and Israeli policy.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:07:04am
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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:08:19am
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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:09:53am

re: #106 Targetpractice

Translation: They want Trump to be the guy to start talking “cuts” and “reforms,” because either he’ll win reelection and they’ll take that as a mandate…or he’ll be out on his ass, in which case they can make excuses for why they’re not going to do that shit.

Last night trump said it would be FUN to cut Medicare in his next term.

FUN. Fun to kill old people.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:10:32am

Re: Kock

That. Is. All.

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:14:22am

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Down −348.85 25,907.41

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mmmirele  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:14:44am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

My brother and I have been going around in circles about this. On the one hand, the trailers look GREAT. On the other hand, it’s the DC Universe. But Robert DeNiro is in it! But it’s DC! Etc., etc. We’re going to wait for reviews.

So, in cinematic news, it looks like the upcoming Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will be Rated R.

According to the director Todd Phillips, this particular take on the Joker takes its cue from two earlier films by Martin Scorsese: The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver. Robert De Niro has a role in this film as well.

The Joker as a combination of Travis Bickle and Rupert Pupkin? Yeah, I’m 100% down with that and I’m confident that if anyone could pull that off, it’d be Joaquin Phoenix.

comicbook.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:15:58am

re: #159 GlutenFreeJesus

Memphis Slim - Mother Earth

From the 444 A.D. funeral eulogy of Patriarch Cyrillus, who apparently was despised even by his own co-religionists, as this was reputedly said by one of the Bishops of Alexandria:

“At last this odious man is dead. His departure causes his survivors to rejoice, but is bound to distress the dead. They will not be long in becoming fed up with him and sending him back to us. Therefore, place a very heavy stone on his tomb so that we will not run the risk of seeing him again, even as a ghost.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:16:23am

re: #151 Belafon

I think people are just going to have to think about that more than they have. “If you don’t like that the GOP is planning on cutting all funding for special education, then maybe you shouldn’t vote for them.” (In quotes so that you know it’s not meant to be directed at you.)

My daily warning: The real problem is that you can get a majority in the Senate through states representing less than 20% of the population. This is a poison that will destroy us — a large majority of the population can support these programs, but thanks to the Constitution, this does not matter at all in the Senate. Indeed, theoretically only 10% of the total population could have voted for these miscreants but they are in charge. And in the House, thanks to gerrymandering, theoretically you can have a minority of the population (not 10% — maybe about 31%) running the institution, even if there isn’t voter suppression.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:19:38am

re: #127 Joe Bacon 🌹

One less evil bastard in the world.

If there is a hell it’s where he belongs for all eternity.

RIP. Don’t mourn, organize.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:20:39am

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

Since the GOP controlled the Senate, there was nothing Obama could do to get Garland confirmed. It wasn’t the filibuster that stopped the appointment, it was Moscow Mitch.

The Democrats had the House for only two years — so most legislation was doomed after that. But you are right about the public option.

I am terrified though of what happens when the GOP controls all branches of the government again without a filibuster — the evil they will accomplish is breathtaking in scope.

Either elections have consequences, or we live with a Congress in which no laws pass except the limited provisions of reconciliation bills. There are limits imposed by the voters on what even Republicans can pass. ACA repeal wasn’t stopped by the filibuster, but outraged voters calling their Congressmen and saying no.

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:20:55am

re: #163 Hecuba’s daughter

My daily warning: The real problem is that you can get a majority in the Senate through states representing less than 20% of the population. This a poison that will destroy us — a large majority of the population can support these programs, but thanks to the Constitution, this does not matter at all in the Senate. Indeed, theoretically only 10% of the total population could have voted for these miscreants but they are in charge. And in the House, thanks to gerrymandering, theoretically you can have a minority of the population (not 10% — maybe about 31%) running the institution, even if there isn’t voter suppression.

And therefore it will be even more important for people to understand how their Senators will vote, because it will probably only take 5% more to reach a filibuster proof majority.

The Senate has a built-in mechanism for slowing things down: Only 1/3 of the senators are elected every two years.

I get tha tpeople are afraid of what the GOP might do. But it also makes it impossible for Democrats to do anything, which only helps the GOP.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:23:17am

re: #164 Decatur Deb

RIP. Don’t mourn, organize.

Exactly. The other Koch brother and a bunch of shithole comrades are still alive to cause trouble.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:24:22am

re: #163 Hecuba’s daughter

My daily warning: The real problem is that you can get a majority in the Senate through states representing less than 20% of the population. This is a poison that will destroy us — a large majority of the population can support these programs, but thanks to the Constitution, this does not matter at all in the Senate. Indeed, theoretically only 10% of the total population could have voted for these miscreants but they are in charge. And in the House, thanks to gerrymandering, theoretically you can have a minority of the population (not 10% — maybe about 31%) running the institution, even if there isn’t voter suppression.

Reasons why, if the Democrats win the Senate, they should vote statehood for D.C. and P.R. at least, to get poc more representation. I would give several other islands statehood as well; climate change is an existential threat to them right now.

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danarchy  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:29:30am

re: #128 Dr Lizardo

So far, the only one DC has really gotten right was Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (though for me, the ending of that was a bit over-the-top, but overall a DC film done right, well-written, well-directed and perfectly cast).

The Dark knight series was pretty good. I thought Wonder Woman was pretty over rated. It was an ok movie for DC but DC has set the bar so low for that it doesn’t say much. Ares was such a boring villain, the whole movie was dark and not in a good gritty batman sort of way, but just sort of grey. A lot of the action was quite good, but the final boss fight scene was bad.

Jaoquin Phoenix is fantastic, but the problem I had watching the trailer was that it looked like a great twisted character, but not really the Joker to me.

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Archangelus  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:31:37am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:35:04am

re: #169 danarchy

The Dark knight series was pretty good. I thought Wonder Woman was pretty over rated. It was an ok movie for DC but DC has set the bar so low for that it doesn’t say much. Ares was such a boring villain, the whole movie was dark and not in a good gritty batman sort of way, but just sort of grey. A lot of the action was quite good, but the final boss fight scene was bad.

Jaoquin Phoenix is fantastic, but the problem I had watching the trailer was that it looked like a great twisted character, but not really the Joker to me.

Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy doesn’t even seem - to me - as DC. They exist outside the DC cinematic universe.

When I watched The Dark Knight, I completely forgot I was watching a Batman movie. That’s largely owing to Heath Ledger’s masterclass portrayal of the Joker.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:39:42am

DC tends to be so hit and miss.

Dark Knight Trilogy - Awesome
Wonder Woman - Awesome
Batman vs. Superman - entertaining but disappointing
Justice League - disappointing
Suicide Squad - diappointing
Aquaman - Fun, but way too much overreliance on crazy CGI visuals and less emphasis on story.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:40:26am

I’m sure the DOW will react well to this.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:41:58am

re: #173 Ace-o-aces

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I’m sure the DOW will react well to this.

If they’re smart, they’ll just ignore it.

Trump really believes he’s some kind of King. In his mind, yeah…..he is The Chosen One.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:54:11am

Well let’s take a peep at Mr. Dow, shall we?

OOPS! -426 right now…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 8:56:36am

Trump reminds me, in some sense, of the titular character in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Quest of Iranon”.

Iranon is this golden-haired youth who’s always singing songs of Aira, the city of his childhood, where he was a prince.

Finally, after many, many years, years in which he’s never aged so much as a single day, Iranan encounters an old shepherd and asks him if he knows of Aira. The shepherd tells him that he’s heard of it, because when he was a child, there was a beggar’s boy who was always talking about it. This boy, who thought he was a prince, was laughed at by everyone and finally ran away.

With the truth revealed, that Aira was nothing more than a figment of his imagination, Iranon loses his eternal youth. Now suddenly a frail and elderly man, Iranon wanders into the quicksands to his death.

Trump’s like that. When reality finally catches up to him, he’ll age 50 years in a week as his entire world collapses in ruins around him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:01:49am

Yeah, it’s just so easy to up and move infrastructure and operations out of a huge country with low labor costs and over a BILLION FUCKING PEOPLE IN IT.

And you just know Trump would be the first one bitching about the recession (or possibly depression) that would be caused by an unavoidable spike in consumer costs if companies actually DID pull manufacturing out of China.

Hell, Dollar stores as we know them would CEASE TO EXIST!

P.S. DOW now at -470.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:04:36am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, it’s just so easy to up and move infrastructure and operations out of a huge country with low labor costs and over a BILLION FUCKING PEOPLE IN IT.

And you just know Trump would be the first one bitching about the recession (or possibly depression) that would be caused by an unavoidable spike in consumer costs if companies actually DID pull manufacturing out of China.

Hell, Dollar stores as we know them would CEASE TO EXIST!

P.S. DOW now at -470.

Wal-Mart probably wouldn’t last long under those circumstances either.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:06:36am

So, now he’s issuing his Executive Orders on Twitter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:06:45am

re: #178 Dr Lizardo

Wal-Mart probably wouldn’t last long under those circumstances either.

Also, doesn’t the Trump company make all their overpriced shit in China too?

/

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:07:02am
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mmmirele  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:07:27am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy doesn’t even seem - to me - as DC. They exist outside the DC cinematic universe.

When I watched The Dark Knight, I completely forgot I was watching a Batman movie. That’s largely owing to Heath Ledger’s masterclass portrayal of the Joker.

Yeah, Joaquin Phoenix is going to have to really act the hell out of the Joker to get people to forget Ledger’s Joker.

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ericblair  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:09:49am

re: #179 The Pie Overlord!

So, now he’s issuing his Executive Orders on Twitter.

I enjoyed the “hereby”, like it was some sort of legal instrument. On the twitter machine, the “hereby” jokes are now writing themselves. (With Chinese AI, probably.)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:11:20am

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, doesn’t the Trump company make all their overpriced shit in China too?

/

Most of it, yes.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:11:51am

re: #183 ericblair

I enjoyed the “hereby”, like it was some sort of legal instrument. On the twitter machine, the “hereby” jokes are now writing themselves. (With Chinese AI, probably.)

“Henceforth and “hitherto” can’t be far behind.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:13:01am

re: #182 mmmirele

Yeah, Joaquin Phoenix is going to have to really act the hell out of the Joker to get people to forget Ledger’s Joker.

Well, Joaquin Phoenix is pretty damned good at playing disturbed individuals. He was absolutely brilliant in The Master.

And no matter what he does, it’s got to be better than Jared Leto’s take. Yeesh.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:14:52am

re: #179 The Pie Overlord!

So, now he’s issuing his Executive Orders on Twitter.

More like pretend Royal Decrees. This clown thinks he’s like Augustus Caesar or Tiberius or something.

He’s more like Caligula. Only exponentially less intelligent.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:16:31am

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, doesn’t the Trump company make all their overpriced shit in China too?

/

I’m sure that Trump and Ivanka’s shit is exempt from Chinese tariffs!

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:17:24am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:17:41am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

More like pretend Royal Decrees. This clown thinks he’s like Augustus Caesar or Tiberius or something.

He’s more like Caligula. Only exponentially less intelligent.

He didn’t name his horse to be Consol of Rome. But he sure named a lot of horses asses to various government positions!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:18:52am

Exclusive photo from the White House right now:

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:19:49am

re: #181 The Pie Overlord!

Daily movements in the stock market mean nothing — especially those on the order of this drop. I would agree it might signal a problem if there were a 22% drop in a single day as in 1987, (though that one was basically caused by “portfolio insurance”, a computerized algorithm designed to “limit” losses.) It’s only the percentage drop that matters not the dollar drop. It’s meaningless right now — and by tomorrow Trump will have gone on to some new outrage and this rant will be forgotten.

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:21:37am

The Cruelty is the Point
The Cruelty is the Point
The Cruelty Is the mother fucking Point.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:23:14am

re: #193 Citizen K

The question refugees will ask “is is better to stay in our country and die, or go to the US and be incarcerated?”

This idea of determent is moronic.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:23:43am

re: #193 Citizen K

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The Cruelty is the Point
The Cruelty is the Point
The Cruelty Is the mother fucking Point.

Goddamn

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:25:14am

re: #194 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The question refugees will ask “is is better to stay in our country and die, or go to the US and be incarcerated?”

This idea of determent is moronic.

They will still come and when they get to the border they won’t realize Miller’s evil policies are in effect until it is too late and they are all locked up.

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:25:46am

re: #194 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The question refugees will ask “is is better to stay in our country and die, or go to the US and be incarcerated?”

This idea of determent is moronic.

They don’t really want to actually deter illegal immigration. Not in the sense of actually preventing it. The thing they want to deter is the presumption of humanity toward brown people in general. They want to make it clear we’re animals to be detained, restrained, and exterminated, not human beings to be treated with actual rights.

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danarchy  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:26:02am

re: #182 mmmirele

Yeah, Joaquin Phoenix is going to have to really act the hell out of the Joker to get people to forget Ledger’s Joker.

I don’t think he needs to make us forget Ledger, he just has to make the character his own. The Joker in the comics has taken many forms over the years, from a serial killer in the golden age, to a trickster in the silver age to something in between now. Nicholson was clearly the trickster Joker and Heath was more the homicidal maniac Joker. The problem with this new Joker is that it is a new character, in none of the origin stories was the Joker ever actually a clown.

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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:28:05am

re: #95 lawhawk

Trump’s busy claiming that he’s winning this trade war and that it’s easy.

He’s busy claiming he’s got over 50% approval (he doesn’t). He hasn’t be above water since he took office. Majority of the nation disapproved.

There’s one group of people who support Trump: uneducated white folks (aka the know nothing Fox misinformed masses).

Meanwhile, even as the recession looms, right wingers are trying to claim that Trump’s doing everything he can to prevent a looming recession. That’s bulkshit to be sure.

Trade wars can hasten a recession because everyone looks for shelter and to reduce their exposures to added costs. They reduce expenditures, reduce inventories, or shift purchasing. Meanwhile, farmers are getting slammed again, because they don’t have easy ways to change purchasers when they focus sales to China. North Dakota is truly fucked in this manner (it’s harder for them to get food to market on the East Coast or South as most of their shipments head to Washington and then on to China and Asia).

Everything Trump’s doing is speeding up a recession, and the know nothings and sycophants advising Trump aren’t helping. Attacking Powell and trying to eliminate the independence of the Fed only destabilizes things further.

It’s as though they’re purposefully trying to sabotage the government and economy.

this would be true if there was a plan
there aint no plan

the adults, if there ever were any in the white house, are gone

it’s mulvaney, Ivanka, Kushner and kudlow ‘running’ this.

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austin_blue  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:28:26am

Well, the crazy train has clearly left the station On Track 5 this morning, hasn’t it?

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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:29:16am

re: #103 Belafon

Republicans are starting to think that Democrats will take control of everything, so they need to start bringing up balancing the budget now:

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and yesterday mitch wrote that moronic op-ed about saving the filibuster

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:30:04am

Reminder to Facebook users.

You can’t call Trump or the MAGATS “White Trash”.

That automatically puts you in Facebook jail.

But relatives who call Kamala Harris the “N” word is quite acceptable to Marky Z and his Alt-Right moderators!

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:30:31am

re: #195 HappyWarrior

I heard a story this morning on NPR about a woman from Honduras who took a bus to Nuevo Laredo and planned to cross the border and request asylum, but the bus was surrounded at the bus station by narcos, who kidnapped some of the immigrants on the bus. She was kept in safe houses for 3 weeks until her family in San Antonio paid $8k for her release. She crossed the border and made her asylum claim and was put on a bus and sent to…Nuevo Laredo to wait for her hearing. She said she plans on going back home.

This is what they want to happen when they craft these policies. This is cruel by design.

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:30:58am

re: #202 Joe Bacon 🌹

Reminder to Facebook users.

You can’t call Trump or the MAGATS “White Trash”.

That automatically puts you in Facebook jail.

But relatives who call Kamala Harris the “N” word is quite acceptable to Marky Z and his Alt-Right moderators!

Don’t forget the open Nazi idolatry and adulation.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:31:27am

re: #203 Flying Squirrel Girl

I heard a story this morning on NPR about a woman from Honduras who took a bus to Nuevo Laredo and planned to cross the border and request asylum, but the bus was surrounded at the bus station by narcos, who kidnapped some of the immigrants on the bus. She was kept in safe houses for 3 weeks until her family in San Antonio paid $8k for her release. She crossed the border and made her asylum claim and was put on a bus and sent to…Nuevo Laredo to wait for her hearing. She said she plans on going back home.

This is what they want to happen when they craft these policies. This is cruel by design.

It’s all so cruel and heartless.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:31:46am

re: #198 danarchy

I don’t think he needs to make us forget Ledger, he just has to make the character his own. The Joker in the comics has taken many forms over the years, from a serial killer in the golden age, to a trickster in the silver age to something in between now. Nicholson was clearly the trickster Joker and Heath was more the homicidal maniac Joker. The problem with this new Joker is that it is a new character, in none of the origin stories was the Joker ever actually a clown.

From what I’ve read, this film seems to be influenced by Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke”, which has to be one of the most influential one-shot comics ever written. It influenced Tim Burton’s original Batman and it definitely influenced Heath Ledger’s take on the character.

This new film is an origin story flick, which could be interesting if done right. One thing I genuinely liked about Nolan’s perspective on the Joker is that in The Dark Knight, he has no background story at all - nothing. He’s a pure enigma.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:31:52am

re: #203 Flying Squirrel Girl

I heard a story this morning on NPR about a woman from Honduras who took a bus to Nuevo Laredo and planned to cross the border and request asylum, but the bus was surrounded at the bus station by narcos, who kidnapped some of the immigrants on the bus. She was kept in safe houses for 3 weeks until her family in San Antonio paid $8k for her release. She crossed the border and made her asylum claim and was put on a bus and sent to…Nuevo Laredo to wait for her hearing. She said she plans on going back home.

This is what they want to happen when they craft these policies. This is cruel by design.

Hmmm, did Steven Miller get a cut of that $8K as a bribe to continue this shit?

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:32:13am

re: #203 Flying Squirrel Girl

I heard a story this morning on NPR about a woman from Honduras who took a bus to Nuevo Laredo and planned to cross the border and request asylum, but the bus was surrounded at the bus station by narcos, who kidnapped some of the immigrants on the bus. She was kept in safe houses for 3 weeks until her family in San Antonio paid $8k for her release. She crossed the border and made her asylum claim and was put on a bus and sent to…Nuevo Laredo to wait for her hearing. She said she plans on going back home.

This is what they want to happen when they craft these policies. This is cruel by design.

There’s also the fact that this administration has explicitly rejected the threat of cartel and gang violence as acceptable reasons for asylum. So, yeah.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:33:50am

Rob Rogers delivers another photon torpedo barrage on Metamucilini!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:35:06am

re: #202 Joe Bacon 🌹

Reminder to Facebook users.

You can’t call Trump or the MAGATS “White Trash”.

That automatically puts you in Facebook jail.

But relatives who call Kamala Harris the “N” word is quite acceptable to Marky Z and his Alt-Right moderators!

In the Great Dixie Dictionary, the two terms are as comparable as they can be. Maybe both should be retired.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:35:25am

re: #197 Citizen K

They don’t really want to actually deter illegal immigration. Not in the sense of actually preventing it. The thing they want to deter is the presumption of humanity toward brown people in general. They want to make it clear we’re animals to be detained, restrained, and exterminated, not human beings to be treated with actual rights.

This is probably a more accurate description than kuckanelli’s statement that the admin wishes to deter immigration.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:35:44am

Convince me that future terrorists aren’t going to come out of Trumps concentration camps.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:36:09am

re: #193 Citizen K

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The Cruelty is the Point
The Cruelty is the Point
The Cruelty Is the mother fucking Point.

They’re just letting the mask come all the way off.

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Archangelus  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:37:21am
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Mike Lamb  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:37:59am

re: #206 Dr Lizardo

From what I’ve read, this film seems to be influenced by Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke”, which has to be one of the most influential one-shot comics ever written. It influenced Tim Burton’s original Batman and it definitely influenced Heath Ledger’s take on the character.

This new film is an origin story flick, which could be interesting if done right. One thing I genuinely liked about Nolan’s perspective on the Joker is that in The Dark Knight, he has no background story at all - nothing. He’s a pure enigma.

Some people just like to watch the world burn.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:38:28am

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

Convince me that future terrorists aren’t going to come out of Trumps concentration camps.

And then we’ll act shocked. The best thing we can do after this is to reunite all the families, apologize profusely, & give a generous payout.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:41:08am

re: #178 Dr Lizardo

Wal-Mart probably wouldn’t last long under those circumstances either.

Half of Trump’s supporters would lose their jobs…and the rest will have no place else to shop since all the other stores in town are shuttered.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:41:41am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Half of Trump’s supporters would lose their jobs…and the rest will have no place else to shop since all the other stores in town are shuttered.

But they done got Jesus!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:42:17am

re: #206 Dr Lizardo

From what I’ve read, this film seems to be influenced by Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke”, which has to be one of the most influential one-shot comics ever written. It influenced Tim Burton’s original Batman and it definitely influenced Heath Ledger’s take on the character.

This new film is an origin story flick, which could be interesting if done right. One thing I genuinely liked about Nolan’s perspective on the Joker is that in The Dark Knight, he has no background story at all - nothing. He’s a pure enigma.

That’s actually taken from the comics. One of the big things about the Joker is, unlike almost every other comic book character, he’s never had a solidly defined origin. Instead he merely comes up with more and more elaborate and ever changing stories about his creation. This is also referenced in The Dark Knight with the constantly changing story of how he got his scars.

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:42:29am
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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:44:10am

re: #141 I Would Prefer Not To

WE ARE NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH BY BEING NICE.

Obama was nice. Garland is not on the supreme court. We don’t have a public option, etc. etc. (I still love Obama)

I don’t think Biden gets it. Not sure any Democrat does, but they better learn. You are not just running a country, you are fighting against 20 years of right wing propaganda. This is not going to change overnight.

(imo) biden gets it
right now he’s campaigning
i dont think he has any illusions about actually dealing with R’s or an R senate

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Rightwingconspirator  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:44:46am

re: #135 Jay C

Golf ball size.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:45:37am

^VIX now jumped over 20. More instability ahead!

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Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:45:43am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s actually taken from the comics. One of the big things about the Joker is, unlike almost every other comic book character, he’s never had a solidly defined origin. Instead he merely comes up with more and more elaborate and ever changing stories about his creation. This is also referenced in The Dark Knight with the constantly changing story of how he got his scars.

Even Killing Joke has him admit that he doesn’t really remember his actual origin (leaving the assumption that the story’s version of it might be fake too), and that he prefers it that way. As he put it “If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be Multiple Choice!”

It’s also yet another thing about the Joker that for all his chaos fetishism, anarchic trappings, and claims that he just ‘does things’, he’s a consummate schemer and plotter himself, that everything he does has a purpose, even if the purpose is to further the chaos he so enjoys. He wants everyone in on the joke, even if they don’t realize it.

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:46:14am

re: #192 Hecuba’s daughter

Daily movements in the stock market mean nothing — especially those on the order of this drop. I would agree it might signal a problem if there were a 22% drop in a single day as in 1987, (though that one was basically caused by “portfolio insurance”, a computerized algorithm designed to “limit” losses.) It’s only the percentage drop that matters not the dollar drop. It’s meaningless right now — and by tomorrow Trump will have gone on to some new outrage and this rant will be forgotten.

The trading curbs/circuit breakers would prevent that kind of action.
NYSE sets three circuit breaker levels at levels of 7% (Level 1), 13% (Level 2) and 20% (Level 3). 20% drop would shut the market for the day. Level 1 and 2 bring trading halts

More important to look at percentage gains/drops than straight point losses.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:51:20am

re: #223 Joe Bacon 🌹

^VIX now jumped over 20. More instability ahead!

VIX is inherently unstable too. Probably useful to those whose trades are in the milliseconds — not to traditional traders.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:52:12am

re: #200 austin_blue

Well, the crazy train has clearly left the station On Track 5 this morning, hasn’t it?

The train is at full speed and some vandal took the handle.

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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:52:47am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

More like pretend Royal Decrees. This clown thinks he’s like Augustus Caesar or Tiberius or something.

He’s more like Caligula. Only exponentially less intelligent.

i’ve always felt trump was tiberius.
definitely paranoid like tiberius
using the power of the state to silence opposition
and constantly yelling “why dont they love me?”

caligula was just nuts

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:53:43am

re: #227 Eventual Carrion

The train is at full speed and some vandal took the handle.

the handle broke off

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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:54:17am

re: #196 Joe Bacon 🌹

They will still come and when they get to the border they won’t realize Miller’s evil policies are in effect until it is too late and they are all locked up.

this exactly

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:55:29am

re: #228 DangerMan

i’ve always felt trump was tiberius.
definitely paranoid like tiberius
using the power of the state to silence opposition
and constantly yelling “why dont they love me?”

caligula was just nuts

When is somebody in his OWN PARTY going to call him out about the goods his family has manufactured in China?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:56:43am

I wonder where he got radicalized?

A 20-year-old man from Tennessee was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly posting messages on an internet forum threatening to open fire in a Planned Parenthood facility in D.C. and threatening federal agents.

Jacob Cooper, who goes by the username “Jacco” on the website iFunny, responded to another user’s post on August 13, 2019 saying: “Make sure you tell them about how I plan to shoot up a planned parenthood facility in Washington D.C., on August 19th at 3pm,” according to court documents and a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:58:35am

re: #227 Eventual Carrion

The train is at full speed and some vandal took the handle.

I think God He stole the handle and
The train won’t stop going
No way to slow down…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:59:00am
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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 9:59:11am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When is somebody in his OWN PARTY going to call him out about the goods his family has manufactured in China?

um…never?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:01:04am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:02:25am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

They’re just openly flying their racist freak flag now, aren’t they?

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MsJ  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:05:42am

No true…
apple.news

The presidential hopeful still has work to do, and demanding she do what’s left is beyond reasonable.

Elizabeth Warren, apologizing to Native leaders on Monday, said, “I know I’ve made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused.” For many people, that apology put the issue to rest.

But many Native advocates, myself included, were not satisfied. Warren still has work to do, and demanding she do what’s left is beyond reasonable. In all of her apologizing, Warren has never let go of her family story. After spending her entire adult life repeating a lie, I simply want Warren to tell the truth

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Jay C  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:07:44am

re: #200 austin_blue

Well, the crazy train has clearly left the station On Track 5 this morning, hasn’t it?

Unfortunately, it’s not “Track 25” (nomesane???)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:10:41am

re: #223 Joe Bacon 🌹

^VIX now jumped over 20. More instability ahead!

DOW now down 523.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:11:32am

re: #238 MsJ

No true…
apple.news

“They will say the DNA test proves Warren is Cherokee, falsely believing that Western science knows Indigenous communities better than we know ourselves.”

242
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:12:46am

re: #232 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I wonder where he got radicalized?

[Embedded content]

Because publicly blasting exactly where and WHEN you plan to start shooting people is a great way to NOT get caught.

//

Dude was done in by his own stupidity.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:15:11am

Back in a bit.

244
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:15:43am

This is one of those days that I wished Trump’s Crazy Train only ran on an “H-O” track!

245
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:16:15am
246
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:16:48am
247
Citizen K  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:18:22am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

They’re just openly flying their racist freak flag now, aren’t they?

Why not? It’s clear every day that, under Trump, there’s no real actual consequences for doing so.

248
lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:19:47am
249
Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:21:59am

re: #245 Charles Johnson

As he unwinds, it’s going to put a lot of unprecedented stress on the Navy and USAF combatant commanders immediately responding to the National Command Authority. The SECDEF could be a cut-out unless he’s joined the Bad Crazy.

en.wikipedia.org

250
Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:22:22am

re: #238 MsJ

No true…
apple.news

Did she claim she was specifically Cherokee? I haven’t kept up with the details.

251
DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:22:28am

re: #248 lawhawk

A cohort of young, right-wing men are gravitating toward a manifesto called “Bronze Age Mindset,” that urges them to join the armed forces in preparation for the onset of military rule

and they think that they’ll be ‘on the front lines’ with guns?

252
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:24:36am
253
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:25:50am

re: #251 DangerMan

and they think that they’ll be ‘on the front lines’ with guns?

I got a couple nephews in the militias who believe that…

254
DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:26:31am

Trump Melts Down Because China Won’t Give In

President Trump is in the midst of a public meltdown that is humiliating, scary, and banana republic-y even by Trumpy standards. The reason is that Trump started a trade war and China refuses to back down….

Trump has picked fights with lots of countries. Usually they either placate him or try to give him a face-saving way of de-escalating….

“China is playing it differently.”

255
Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:26:56am

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

I got a couple nephews in the militias who believe that…

Are you close enough to get a life insurance policy on them?

256
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:27:48am

As expected I see they added The Dead Koch to the Clinton Body Count…

257
Jay C  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:29:18am

re: #250 Belafon

Did she claim she was specifically Cherokee? I haven’t kept up with the details.

IIRC, Sen. Warren (some time back) repeated a family story she had been told growing up in Oklahoma, that there was a Cherokee ancestor somewhere back in the family history (not exactly unheard-of in OK): DNA testing has since either proved that it was
1) 1/2048th (i.e. a 9-x g-grandparent) or
2) nonexistent.

In any event, I think the RW canard that Warren “claimed Native ancestry to get benefits” at Harvard (?) - or got them - is BS in any case….

258
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:29:55am

259
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:31:54am
260
DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:31:55am

trump’s got a real problem when reality smacks him in the puss.

he’s gonna be a barrel of laughs when it becomes clear(er) that the polls are right and he’s not gonna get re-elected

261
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:32:06am

re: #255 Decatur Deb

Are you close enough to get a life insurance policy on them?

Nope. I’m their evil Marxist Communist uncle who loves Muslims…

262
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:33:48am

Hi, Mr. Dow! How are you right now?

Well, I just crossed the -500 barrier again, fella…

263
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:34:05am

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.”

Well, so much for all that Free Market bullshit, huh?

//

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DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:35:57am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.”

Well, so much for all that Free Market bullshit, huh?

//

what an idiotic thing to actually say out loud (him not you)

the man is flailing

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:37:35am
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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:38:51am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.”

Well, so much for all that Free Market bullshit, huh?

//

When is he going to start fixing prices?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:39:49am
268
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:40:07am

How sure are we that he can stay on the lam in the next life?

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:40:48am

Also, I wonder how many of those companies will go “We’ve got offices in Europe and Asia.”

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b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:41:03am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.”*

//

*trump branded crap gets a presidential exemption

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A Cranky One  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:44:41am

re: #257 Jay C

IIRC, Sen. Warren (some time back) repeated a family story she had been told growing up in Oklahoma, that there was a Cherokee ancestor somewhere back in the family history (not exactly unheard-of in OK): DNA testing has since either proved that it was
1) 1/2048th (i.e. a 9-x g-grandparent) or
2) nonexistent.

In any event, I think the RW canard that Warren “claimed Native ancestry to get benefits” at Harvard (?) - or got them - is BS in any case….

Everyone in my family was told that my mom’s mom was part Blackfoot. My grandfather always called her “my
Squaw”. My mom took a DNA test and it showed no native American ancestry. To this day, my 94 year old aunt refuses to believe the DNA results. I suspect this isn’t uncommon.

272
lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:51:58am

So much winning…

Meanwhile…. over in Iraq:

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Skip Intro  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:53:29am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.”

Well, so much for all that Free Market bullshit, huh?

//

The only question is how will Fox completely ignore this demand.

274
Skip Intro  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:54:27am

re: #266 Belafon

When is he going to start fixing prices?

When will Walmart be having their going out of business sale?

275
Interesting Times  Aug 23, 2019 • 10:56:38am

Ha:

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:00:26am

re: #254 DangerMan

Seems to me like Xi Jinping is determined to show the world that Trump - and by extension, the USA - is, in the famous words of Mao Zedong, a “paper tiger”.

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gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:02:55am
278
Skip Intro  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:03:05am

Next step will be ordering the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates below zero so you’ll have to start paying banks to keep your money, while they keep your credit card interest rate at 30%.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:03:08am

#Iherebyorder

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Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:05:08am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:05:47am

re: #280 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

This is actually fascism.

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sagehen  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:06:07am

re: #276 Dr Lizardo

Seems to me like Xi Jinping is determined to show the world that Trump - and by extension, the USA - is, in the famous words of Mao Zedong, a “paper tiger”.

Not a paper tiger so much as, the sleeping giant is sleeping off a bender.

When we wake up, we gonna be CRANKY!!!

283
Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:06:28am

This is the kind of bullshit that is keeping the Alabama Democratic Party flat on its ass.

The Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Committee today voted to recommend invalidating the credentials of Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley and Vice Chair Randy Kelley.

At a meeting in San Francisco today, the committee determined that the state party had not followed a mandate issued in February to adopt new bylaws and hold a new election for party leadership.

al.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:09:33am

re: #282 sagehen

Not a paper tiger so much as, the sleeping giant is sleeping off a bender.

When we wake up, we gonna be CRANKY!!!

The other day, I said that if Xi really wanted to bury the hatchet on all this, he should invite Trump to their big October 1st Revolution Day shinding in Beijing. Trump and Xi can stand side-by-side on the podium, reviewing the PLA, the tanks, the missiles, etc.

Then Xi can make some laughably small concession, and Trump will not only give Xi pretty much anything he wants, he’ll also throw Taiwan under the bus - and maybe throw in the US West Coast and Hawai’i for good measure.

And Trump will take to Twitter to boast about his “tremendous bigly win!!”

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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:09:53am

re: #279 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

#Iherebyorder

My wife hangs it one way, and I do the other way. We don’t argue over it or try to change it, it’s just a sign of who put it on.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:12:11am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:13:14am
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Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:14:43am

re: #286 Dread Pirate

Half of Kruse’s timeline is threads about slavery. But she’s not going to actually look through his timeline, because that’s not the point.

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gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:15:28am

The worst of all possible podcasts

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:16:12am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:16:42am

re: #286 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Dinesh is the one who can’t focus on history. He just lies and acts like a white supremacist states right Party is the same as a multicultural federal party.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:17:13am

re: #289 gocart mozart

The worst of all possible podcasts

[Embedded content]

I’m ashamed that in my teenage years I liked Dennis.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:19:05am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

I’m ashamed that in my teenage years I liked Dennis.

You were young. It’s forgivable.

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b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:19:06am

re: #287 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

So the wingnuts are saying that Trump is acting like a socialist but they still luvs him?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:19:37am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

I’m ashamed that in my teenage years I liked Dennis.

Don’t be.
Smart people learn and grow.

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KGxvi  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:21:24am

re: #290 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Obama: here are some regulations to help make these markets run a bit better.

Wingularity: oh mah gawd, socialist! he’s trying to control the markets! burn the witch!!1! DEEEEAAATTTTHHHH PANNNNNNALS!!!1

Trump: I here by order everyone to stop doing business with China

Wingularity: (shrugs), eh, whatevs.

Big Lebowski - Nihilists

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Jay C  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:22:06am

re: #286 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Just a wild-ass guess here, but I’m thinking that “Gissele’s” notion of “the facts about slavery” would probably fall under the heading of “Black people were completely happy with being slaves, and being freed only compounded their misery because Democrats only want to give them free stuff to get their votes, and why are you dumping on poor Dinesh D’Souza for telling the Hard Truth about the Democratic Plantation….

Kruse is right: she should keep holding her breath…….

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:24:18am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:26:12am
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gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:26:13am
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gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:27:02am
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:30:55am

re: #248 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Probably written overseas.

What a lovely time we live in

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:33:29am

re: #289 gocart mozart

The worst of all possible podcasts

Every time I see one of the Three Stooges, Sanders, Williamson or Gabbard, on stage at the Dem debates, I remind myself that it could be worse.

304
Skip Intro  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:36:03am

And Seth Moulton (who?) drops out of the Dem presidential race.

305
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:36:31am

Oh crap…RBG has pancreatic cancer…NBC bulletin…

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gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:37:47am
307
DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:38:18am

re: #294 b.d.

So the wingnuts are saying that Trump is acting like a socialist but they still luvs him?

socialist is that catch all good for anything dirty word

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gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:38:28am

re: #305 Joe Bacon 🌹

309
Skip Intro  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:38:55am

...

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lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:39:21am

re: #305 Joe Bacon 🌹

Not the first time.

But definitely not good. She’s getting regular screenings so that helps.

311
Eventual Carrion  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:39:43am

re: #279 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

#Iherebyorder

[Embedded content]

And the letter “Q” will be stricken from the alphabet!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:40:29am
313
gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:41:05am
314
danarchy  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:41:36am

re: #310 lawhawk

Not the first time.

But definitely not good. She’s getting regular screenings so that helps.

That was lung cancer, this is pancreatic. It is apparently now undetecable. But pancreatic cancer is never a good thing.

315
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:42:08am

If Trump gets another Justice on the Supreme Court, kiss the US goodbye. This would be the ultimate right wing wet dream, and a disaster beyond reckoning for everyone else.

316
Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:43:19am

re: #310 lawhawk

Not the first time.

But definitely not good. She’s getting regular screenings so that helps.

Story going about—
Lem: “Says in the paper that the first human to live to 150 years has already been born.”
Abner: “God, I hope it’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

317
gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:43:55am
318
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:46:28am
319
Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:46:35am

re: #294 b.d.

So the wingnuts are saying that Trump is acting like a socialist but they still luvs him?

They think that by calling him socialist, us saying he’s screwing up means we are either being hypocritical or they’ve caught us and we must disavow socialism.

320
gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:46:40am
321
lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:48:27am
322
KGxvi  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:48:51am

re: #303 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Every time I see one of the Three Stooges, Sanders, Williamson or Gabbard, on stage at the Dem debates, I remind myself that it could be worse.

Just think, there’s a universe out there in the multiverse where the 2004 election was a Gary Bauer re-election being challenged by Dennis Kucinich

323
lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:49:33am

re: #314 danarchy

From the article:

This isn’t Ginsburg’s first brush with cancer. In September 1999, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was found incidentally when she had gone to the doctor for an abdominal infection. She underwent a sigmoid colectomy followed by “precautionary” chemotherapy and radiation treatments which began in October and finished in June 2000. According to Ginsburg, “Following the treatments, it is anticipated that I will require only routine examinations to assure my continuing good health.”

It was during one of those routine examinations, 10 years later, when her screening CT scan found a single lesion, measuring about 1 centimeter across, in the center of Ginsburg’s pancreas. She underwent surgery to remove the body and tail of the pancreas along with her spleen.

324
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:50:02am
325
gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:50:52am
326
lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:51:39am

re: #324 Charles Johnson

It’s always a grift.
Always.

327
lawhawk  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:51:43am
328
Decatur Deb  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:52:49am

re: #327 lawhawk

20,002.

329
b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:53:44am

re: #305 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh crap…RBG has pancreatic cancer…NBC bulletin…

So now all the people who were “disgusted” with the left for their Koch death reaction will now all be in a fervor.

330
i(m)p(each)sos  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:54:40am

re: #314 danarchy

That was lung cancer, this is pancreatic. It is apparently now undetecable. But pancreatic cancer is never a good thing.

I know someone whose pancreatic cancer actually went into full remission, because he was one of the very rare and lucky ones who caught it early enough. Everyone at work started noticing his skin had a weird yellowish tinge to it, and prodded him to see a doctor, who ran all the right tests and caught it in the very early stages.

That had to have been a good 8 years ago by now, if not longer. He doesn’t work there anymore, but last I heard he was in good health with no signs of any relapse.

But again - that’s rare.

331
Charles Johnson  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:57:31am
332
DangerMan  Aug 23, 2019 • 11:59:20am

Miami Herald: “BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was treated for a malignant tumor*.”

*the tumor was found in the white house

333
sagehen  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:05:04pm

re: #285 Belafon

My wife hangs it one way, and I do the other way. We don’t argue over it or try to change it, it’s just a sign of who put it on.

One of you is VERY VERY WRONG!!

To determine which one… leave the cat in the bathroom to play. You’ll see.

334
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:06:28pm

re: #324 Charles Johnson

I wonder where Lahren is having her manufacturing done. Hmmm…..

335
sagehen  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:08:39pm

re: #292 HappyWarrior

I’m ashamed that in my teenage years I liked Dennis.

Was that before or after you found out that he claims to have had personal contact with extra-terrestrials?

336
KGxvi  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:09:37pm

re: #334 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder where Lahren is having her manufacturing done. Hmmm…..

Website doesn’t say… but apparently these are all designed with internal holsters… because an armed society is a politescared shitless society.

337
sagehen  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:15:32pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

I like how she just casually slips in “which side are you on?” That line has specific resonance to Kentucky coal people…

Which Side Are You On? - Almanac Singers

338
Dread Pirate  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:15:47pm

Wow

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:17:08pm
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b.d.  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:18:19pm

re: #338 Dread Pirate

Wow

[Embedded content]

what a dick

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KGxvi  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:19:10pm

re: #340 b.d.

what a dick

That’s unfair.

Dicks are at least occasionally useful.

342
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:24:47pm

re: #341 KGxvi

That’s unfair.

Dicks are at least occasionally useful.

Then he’s a tiny MAGA dick, which are indeed useless except for being the cause of scary black gun sales.

343
gocart mozart  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:27:15pm
344
steve_davis  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:29:43pm

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

missingmoney.com I believe.

a site for lost money? you talking about my brokerage account?

345
Belafon  Aug 23, 2019 • 12:36:25pm

re: #333 sagehen

One of you is VERY VERY WRONG!!

To determine which one… leave the cat in the bathroom to play. You’ll see.

My son and I are allergic to cats.

346
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:01:06pm

re: #314 danarchy

That was lung cancer, this is pancreatic. It is apparently now undetecable. But pancreatic cancer is never a good thing.

She was first treated for pancreatic cancer 10 years ago
webmd.com

347
Danack  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:28:55pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

I realise it’s still quite a long time before the election, and that Kentucky is an ‘obviously’ Red state, but I hope someone runs some polling for the Senate election for Kentucky soon rather than later.

For the current governor race, the polling is in favour of Democrat Beshear with 48% to Republican Bevin’s 39% with some undecided and a few percent for the Libertarian.

McConnell has been deeply unpopular for a long time, and Amy McGrath seems a very strong opponent. It’s hard to imagine any scenario where the Senate race isn’t very very close, if not already in Amy’s favour.

348
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:36:08pm

re: #347 Danack

I realise it’s still quite a long time before the election, and that Kentucky is an ‘obviously’ Red state, but I hope someone runs some polling for the Senate election for Kentucky soon rather than later.

For the current governor race, the polling is in favour of Democrat Beshear with 48% to Republican Bevin’s 39% with some undecided and a few percent for the Libertarian.

McConnell has been deeply unpopular for a long time, and Amy McGrath seems a very strong opponent. It’s hard to imagine any scenario where the Senate race isn’t very very close, if not already in Amy’s favour.

Most Kentuckians do not like Bevin. Andy Beshear is extremely likeable and has been an excellent AG.
Almost no one here likes Mitch, and never have. He has never won an election by an overwhelming margin.

349
Mescalero09  Aug 23, 2019 • 1:59:34pm

re: #83 makeitstop

Hey. Saw you were in Austria. Nice. I’m still a pedal freak and even though I’m not quite sure what I’m doing I keep tabs on the Quest For Tone.
So there is a very interesting couple of pedals. Made in Latvia. I suspect you may be able to go to a music store and try one? What do I know? But this is very interesting and the one overdrive-distortion is something else.
GO FIND THEM AND TAKE A TEST DRIVE AND REPORT BACK TO ME. There will be no pay…
With the cleanest amp and then the most dirty one. At stage volumes if they allow.
Company name is The Plus Pedal.
No that’s not the name. That’s the pedal I want you to ride for about an hour with single coils and tell me what’s up.

Now check out the links, do not want to send too much.
Have fun. Insist on cold beer

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 23, 2019 • 4:55:32pm

re: #333 sagehen

One of you is VERY VERY WRONG!!

To determine which one… leave the cat in the bathroom to play. You’ll see.

Tuxedo Cat is capable of unrolling it either way. Which is why the toilet paper in the bathrooms is no longer put on the dispensers.


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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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