The Best of Samantha Bee: Full Frontal Rewind: Trump’s Henchmen Pt. 1 [VIDEO]

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Have you ever been to a party and then when you get there realize everyone is awful and you’re not actually sure who invited you? Well, we put together some of our favorite segments of people you would never want to be at a party with. We present to you, the President’s evil henchmen part one. #FullFrontalRewind

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SteelPH  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:19:24pm

From downstairs:

re: #210 gocart mozart

He’s 34?! Could’ve fooled me, dude looks like he’s in his 40s.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:20:23pm
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bratwurst  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:25:12pm

I was curious last week what GOP strategist Liz Mair did to be named in the Devin Nunes lawsuit against Twttier. Some believe that she may be the individual behind the @DevinCow Nunes parody account, but this just didn’t seem right to me. The person who writes those tweets is amusing on a semi-regular basis, something that has never been said of Liz Mair.

This evening Newsweek has perhaps shed a bit of light on the situation. Maybe I am wrong, it’s not like the article linked totally clears her of having something to do with the parodies. Even so, awfully hard to imagine someone so difficult to like (even being anti-Trump) is behind the fun cow character.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:26:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:31:44pm
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mmmirele  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:38:06pm

Slamma bamma evangelist Todd Bentley is in trouble again.

Back in 2008, Bentley first became famous/notorious for his actions at the “Lakeland (FL) Revival.” At first it was his unconventional healing technique, in which he claimed God told him to kick people. He got a LOT of people to come out to Lakeland in the late spring of 2008 and GodTV was showing the revival nightly. He was attracting such great crowds that prominent charismatics, such as Ché Ahn, Bill Johnson, John Arnott, and Rick Joyner and Peter Wagner showed up to commission Bentley an evangelist in late 2008.

Two weeks later, the “revival” started to fall apart. The ABC show Nightline did a story about the alleged healings at the revival, including stories of people being raised from the dead, and found…nothing. A month after that, the revival had basically closed up shop, after it emerged that Bentley had filed for divorce from his wife and had had an “inappropriate relationship” with a ministry assistant.

Now, with that background, come up to 2019. Last Friday, a former ministry associate of Bentley’s named Stephen Powell accused Bentley of having a “perverse, bisexual open marriage.” The associate spoke of some incidents, including but not limited to naked pictures, sexting, masturbation and gay activities.

Here’s the article from Christian Post: christianpost.com

But, I should note, Powell did not provide any hard proof of the allegations. Instead, he claimed that he’d gotten a vision from God, that this whole thing was playing out in the “courts of heaven.” Powell claimed he tried to contact the men who had “restored” Bentley after the 2008 debacle. And then the report leaked out. One of the guys who restored Bentley in 2008, Rick Joyner, disclaimed any authority over Bentley, but accused Powell of operating in a “spirit of witchcraft” because Powell had gone public with his allegations.

This link to Charisma News, the house organ of the charismatic movement charismanews.com gives a window into the crazy going on.

Now, given Bentley’s past, I can surely see this. It’s not merely that he dumped wife 1 for wife 2. But there’s also the fact that he was convicted at age 15 of sexually assaulting a boy two years younger and spent time in jail. But I’m skeptical until I see more than “I had a dream/vision/bad indigestion and God’s going after this guy.” I thought we left spectral evidence in Salem in 1692.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:38:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:40:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:43:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:45:21pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:48:59pm

From the previous thread:

re: #201 Blind Frog Belly White

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No, little one. That was the war where the South killed hundreds of thousands of men to preserve and extend slavery.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:49:20pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:50:28pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can see why Po was the chosen one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:52:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:55:49pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:57:01pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

Corruption all the way on down.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 26, 2019 • 5:58:00pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trumps Hotel has Bedbugs

The NY Times has Bed Bugs

Coincidence? How many times has Maggie stayed at the Doral? Irresponsible not to ask.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:01:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:02:37pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:03:57pm

I’ve tweeted 33,415 times as of this comment. There’s unflattering shit in there, no doubt about it. There’s unflattering shit of me here at LGF being a stupid pissant

AfLNQR5zfrI4m15bmvsv0GnIoa5Zk56DguPLfCPoxery4rN6qsN/PRrvgbOgtP0cgo4LweQrA+yAaAWKcNiBTbNnh/gHpS2Lket05C7jhhQWNXYh9yTlE/vkkGT8pEzLaK1G5hpdRQJ4LRqV8bAcNicGbO454eO+AvyCly/fPvCCae4Qqq9/H7go2dPcsxEGv9Uub6R6a3Q9OuKE6DQNSpSQotdWhOaGCh0X1UR8le1bGOSUdni6VNpEIddkk1JcQBD9tn4evLE=

this is true. There’s tweets of me saying I want to kill myself. There’s tweets of me being mean and unforgiving. I cuss a lot. But it’s all there. No mass deletions from me. Because in a way it is me. It was me at a certain time and place.

Check it out. If any RWNJ wants to comb through them and discredit me, be my guest. I might even learn something about myself if you find some egregious shit.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:05:54pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:07:29pm

re: #7 gocart mozart

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That needs to be attached to every Andy Ngo tweet.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:08:09pm

heh

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:08:28pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:09:20pm

re: #24 jaunte

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Taunts and sneers.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:10:18pm

re: #23 gocart mozart

heh

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Preet may be the last one to not cuss.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:10:20pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:10:50pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:13:53pm

re: #22 Belafon

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MsJ  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:15:38pm

A “body language expert” weighs in on the Melania/Trudeau pic.

It’s brutal.

instyle.com

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:16:04pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:19:04pm
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:19:18pm

re: #30 MsJ

Yes it is. Also those dang pop-ups made it difficult to read the article.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:19:44pm

There are plenty of Texas Lizards on the ground, and as far as I’ve heard from y’all that ain’t outside the realm of possibility.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:21:11pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:21:46pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:22:37pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

You know what? If the 2020 Democratic nominee for president wins Texas, it’s over, Donnie loses bigly.

Same could be said for Florida, too, I suppose.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:24:06pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

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There are plenty of Texas Lizards on the ground, and as far as I’ve heard from y’all that ain’t outside the realm of possibility.

If it does happen, I’ll probably have to take a week off after the election to recover. But Trump is making it more and more likely. We really need a huge voter registration and GOTV effort targeting this state, and probably a lot of people volunteering to be election monitors because the GOP running it are going to do whatever they can, and probably turn their heads whenever they can, to keep the numbers down.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:25:25pm

I’m not feeling well, so you are going to have to deal without me for the rest of the evening.

Keep this in mind
1) Ben Shapiro is an idiot.
2) Joe Walsh is a racist.
3) Donald Trump is both of the above.

peace.

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mmmirele  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:26:11pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s a lot to hate about social media, but I’ve been introduced to more interesting types of animals than I knew existed because of social media. Who knew hedgehogs could be cute? Or that bats liked to be scratched? Or watched a baby hippo grow up? That’s one good thing about social media. The rest, not so much.

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retired cynic  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:26:45pm

re: #39 I Would Prefer Not To

I’m not feeling well, so you are going to have to deal without me for the rest of the evening.

Keep this in mind
1) Ben Shapiro is an idiot.
2) Joe Walsh is a racist.
3) Donald Trump is both of the above.

peace.

Feel better!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:27:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:31:06pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:32:01pm

I’m really hoping the Democratic debate next month whittles the candidates down to a reasonable amount of people. Like, six, maybe seven.

If it were up to me? It would be Biden, Sanders (I know, groan, but he has support to keep going in the primaries at this point), Warren (I hate this fucking metaphor, but, my horse in the race), Harris, Booker, Buttigieg, and O’Rourke.

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retired cynic  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:32:38pm

re: #44 teleskiguy

That’s my breaking point; agree.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:32:54pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Please, oh please indict and prosecute… the Discovery phase will send many prominent Republicans to prison.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:33:29pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:34:48pm
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MsJ  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:37:38pm

re: #33 PhillyPretzel

Yes it is. Also those dang pop-ups made it difficult to read the article.

Sorry. I never see those because I’m always on my phone. If I had, I’d not have posted it.

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MsJ  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:39:23pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:40:30pm

re: #1 SteelPH

From downstairs:

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He’s 34?! Could’ve fooled me, dude looks like he’s in his 40s.

Gee. Thanks!

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:42:58pm

I just found out I’m the *exact* same age as Matt Gaetz. We were both born on 7 May 1982. Life is too fucking weird.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:43:40pm

A Real American Hero.

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:43:42pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

Same could be said for Florida, too, I suppose.

I dunno: Florida is one of those perennial “battleground” states (tho the GOPers tend to win a bunch - usually by cheating, IMO) but Texas? Even the hint that TX might be trending blue has got to be giving the Republicans the shit-fits….*

* good

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:45:48pm

re: #54 Jay C

I dunno: Florida is one of those perennial “battleground” states (tho the GOPers tend to win a bunch - usually by cheating, IMO) but Texas? Even the hint that TX might be trending blue has got to be giving the Republicans the shit-fits….*

* good

If nothing else, every dollar spent by Democrats in Texas next year will have to be matched by money from the GOP, and this is a state they can’t afford to spend money on.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:46:09pm

re: #54 Jay C

I dunno: Florida is one of those perennial “battleground” states (tho the GOPers tend to win a bunch - usually by cheating, IMO) but Texas? Even the hint that TX might be trending blue has got to be giving the Republicans the shit-fits….*

* good

Texas is gerrymandered to within an inch of its life.

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retired cynic  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:47:10pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:47:14pm

re: #56 The Pie Overlord!

Texas is gerrymandered to within an inch of its life.

We still managed to get Allred elected, and the presidency doesn’t care about the gerrymandering.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:51:16pm

re: #54 Jay C

I dunno: Florida is one of those perennial “battleground” states (tho the GOPers tend to win a bunch - usually by cheating, IMO) but Texas? Even the hint that TX might be trending blue has got to be giving the Republicans the shit-fits….*

* good

We delivered Florida to Obama in 2012. His OFA organization had a very well supported border-crosser component. (And his microtargeting was state-of-the-art.)

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:52:16pm

Let’s see if she responds. I looked at her timeline and I may have overestimated her intelligence by a wide margin, ooh boyee!

I bet it has something to do with eliminating the EC

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:53:51pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

Give ThE VoTe Back To The NaTioNal pArks

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:55:43pm

re: #61 jaunte

Give ThE VoTe Back To The NaTioNal pArks

A Sequoia Grows in Queens.

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sagehen  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:56:46pm

re: #31 teleskiguy

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He has no problems with Trump’s domestic evil shit.
He does have a problem with Trump’s Putin-crush.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 6:59:28pm
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jaunte  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:01:53pm

re: #64 gocart mozart

We should send Tom Cotton to survey the Greenland coast first. By kayak.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:08:21pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

A Sequoia Grows in Queens.

I loved that movie.

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:08:59pm

re: #65 jaunte

We should send Tom Cotton to survey the Greenland coast first. By kayak.

Twice.
Just to be thorough….

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:09:42pm

re: #67 Jay C

The magnetic pole IS on the move; he’ll have to keep at it.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:10:41pm
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b.d.  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:11:40pm

Nobody from the party who wants to buy Greenland is ever allowed to ask a Democrat how they are going to pay for something ever again.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:13:29pm
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Dread Pirate  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:13:32pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:16:54pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

People don’t live in National Parks. If they do they are “illegal” (& by that I don’t mean they are immigrants)

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:17:37pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

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Let’s see if she responds. I looked at her timeline and I may have overestimated her intelligence by a wide margin, ooh boyee!

I bet it has something to do with eliminating the EC

Ah never mind, don’t bother to respond, just block it. it’s a bot.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:20:03pm

Update on a story I posted a while back.

Donn Wojtowicz

Lubbock man gets 4 years for impersonating public servant

A Lubbock man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony count of impersonating a public servant.

Donn Wojtowicz, 48, was sentenced on Friday and as part of his plea a second case of impersonating a public servant was dismissed.

The plea stems from a mid-November incident in which Wojtowicz followed a Lubbock city council member in his car to the Costco on 34th Street and West Loop 289. Wojtowicz was driving erratically and began yelling at the council member once they both got to the superstore’s parking lot.

He walked to the council member’s vehicle and started yelling, saying he worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a police report.

That council member called police and Wojtowicz left the area. However, his license plate number was written down and Wojtowicz was arrested a short time later.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:21:15pm

re: #75 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Spelled just like it’s pronounced.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:22:00pm
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DangerMan  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:24:15pm

re: #76 Decatur Deb

Spelled just like it’s pronounced.

+1

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:28:04pm

ha

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:28:53pm

re: #76 Decatur Deb

Spelled just like it’s pronounced.

Wojohowicz???

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:30:33pm

re: #80 A Three Hour Tour

Wojohowicz???

Close enough. Depends on which side of the Pittsburgh street he lives.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:32:29pm

re: #75 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Update on a story I posted a while back.

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Lubbock man gets 4 years for impersonating public servant

Pronounced just like my last name only whiter.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:32:36pm

re: #75 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Impersonating a public servant is a crime in Texas?
That’s bad news for Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton, Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert and so many more….

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:33:38pm
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DangerMan  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:33:48pm

re: #80 A Three Hour Tour

Wojohowicz???

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:39:55pm

Must away. The Republican National Committee has asked me to give the Presidaint my advice and support by filling out a very extensive Trump Agenda Survey. Hate to disappoint.

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A Three Hour Tour  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:40:01pm

re: #85 DangerMan

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If I had kept my mouth shut, people might have thought I was clever.

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sagehen  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:40:45pm

re: #80 A Three Hour Tour

Wojohowicz???

That’s how they pronounced it on Barney Miller (aka Wojo).

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retired cynic  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:40:57pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Must away. The Republican National Committee has asked me to give the Presidaint my advice and support by filling out a very extensive Trump Agenda Survey. Hate to disappoint.

Give ‘em what-for for me!

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:54:36pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Must away. The Republican National Committee has asked me to give the Presidaint my advice and support by filling out a very extensive Trump Agenda Survey. Hate to disappoint.

Z got one of those. I didn’t.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:54:39pm

re: #83 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Impersonating a public servant is a crime in Texas?
That’s bad news for Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton, Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert and so many more….

I’ve been trying for some time to get the Travis County courts to appoint guardians for this gang and most of the legislature.
(Article V, Section 16 of the Texas Constitution of 1876 empowers county courts to appoint guardians for all “idiots, lunatics, persons non compos mentis, and common drunkards.” I figure that has the Perry/Abbott regime pretty well covered. )

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:56:31pm
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retired cynic  Aug 26, 2019 • 7:59:12pm

re: #92 The Pie Overlord!

gag me

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:02:58pm

Has anyone heard of this singer? She’s good.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:07:35pm

re: #79 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:08:46pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:11:31pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

Throw this at her after she defends the EC:

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:14:32pm

re: #92 The Pie Overlord!

That did make me giggle.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:14:56pm

re: #97 GlutenFreeJesus

Here’s the actual tweet.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:18:43pm

Has the Weekly World News officially come out as satire?

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:26:19pm

Brett Stevens stepped in deep do do.

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austin_blue  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:26:56pm

re: #99 teleskiguy

Here’s the actual tweet.

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Well, that hasn’t aged into a fine whine, has it?

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retired cynic  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:27:45pm

re: #102 austin_blue

I wouldn’t want Simon on my tail….

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austin_blue  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:31:37pm

re: #101 gocart mozart

Brett Stevens stepped in deep do do.

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David Simon is a National Fucking Treasure.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:33:49pm
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austin_blue  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:40:41pm

re: #105 Dread Pirate

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It appears that at some point, Macron convinced DRumpf that he was just fucking the dog and steered him toward meeting the Iranian govt as a means of salvaging *something* from the conclave. Good for him, and dog bless France. Of course, DRumpf could fuck up a wet dream and Walrus Stache will ensure he does.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 8:59:07pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:06:43pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:14:59pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:30:49pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:41:03pm

re: #108 gocart mozart

Damn. Dude went nuts on the other refs too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:43:46pm

re: #107 gocart mozart

Wow.

That whole fucking thread is maddening.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:50:57pm

There is a crazy person in my mentions, a minarchist he calls himself. He thinks Trump is too left wing but not as bad as that commie Hillary.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 9:57:50pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:00:26pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:06:05pm

Charlie Vogel. That’s my name. I don’t care. RWNJ’s? Have at it. Go to town. Find all my embarrassing shit. Please.

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:10:39pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:11:57pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:19:17pm

re: #52 teleskiguy

This UPSETS ME. It’s a meaningless coincidence, and yet I am pretty mad about the whole thing.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:25:02pm

re: #115 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:27:39pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:33:55pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:38:22pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:43:44pm
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Dread Pirate  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:50:02pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 26, 2019 • 10:50:13pm

Got a couple of robo-messages today from these folk:

scammer.info[no phone numbers allowed] (the LGF hamsters will eat the number with dashes, but it is 8062986128 .)

soundcloud.com

findwhocallsyou.com

Always frustrating when I come across SS# scammers.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 26, 2019 • 11:13:08pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2019 • 11:15:01pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 11:15:44pm

The Italians are laughing at how ridiculous our government is

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2019 • 11:19:26pm
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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:02:18am
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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:30:56am

Mate that to an exoskeleton and AI and you could turn soldiers into velociraptor soldiers, with frikkin’ lasers attached to their heads.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 1:18:04am
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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 1:27:21am

teleskiguy will agree with me on this.

YouTube

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 2:35:28am

re: #99 teleskiguy

Here’s the actual tweet.

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And Obama would have won without popular vote. He’s one of three: Ike, Reagan, & himself to win over 50% of the vote twice since WWII. Trump like many of Obama’s haters couldn’t accept Obama was popular.

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Ming5000  Aug 27, 2019 • 2:54:39am
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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 3:33:47am

I’ve decided to get my wife the latest Ninja Foodi FD402 Pressure Cooker for her birthday. So far everybody has been impressed with the results of this style of cooking. I’ve never experienced pressure cookers or air fryers, this is new to me. I hope it works out.

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nowherenorth2  Aug 27, 2019 • 3:36:31am

re: #133 Dread Pirate

Love wheeler walker jr. Got his album randomly in Burlington after my first stroke

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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 3:51:17am

re: #138 nowherenorth2

Love wheeler walker jr. Got his album randomly in Burlington after my first stroke

First stroke, that sounds bad. I’m 4 years older than my father was when he died in 1992, that freaks me out. My future health possibilities freaks me out even more, especially since my high school friend just died of cancer. Facing my own mortality really sucks…

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nowherenorth2  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:02:54am

re: #139 Dread Pirate

I have spoke about it here before. I am 36. I have a rare rheumatological disorder called antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Thin blood but clots really easy. I had a stroke in June of 2017, a TIA or mini stroke in May of 2018, and another stroke in july of 2018.

Many doc appointments and regulations regarding blood. Prone to clot problems in the legs and heart and strokes.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:05:56am

re: #84 gocart mozart

That’s the Trumpian way of going after people.

The responses in that thread are hysterical.

Streisand effect, indeed.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:12:10am

My pet food expert, Roswell II the Atomic Pound Pup, says this is a Russian propaganda trope designed to create conflict and dissension between people and pets.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:13:06am

re: #103 retired cynic

I wouldn’t want Simon on my tail….

The next script he works on week have someone called a bedbug. Mark my words.
😂😂😂

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:16:23am

Already changed, though the wikipedia does have a factual entry on the bedbug caper.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:22:50am

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Already changed, though the wikipedia does have a factual entry on the bedbug caper.

Someone shudda changed the picture. That would be visible forever in the way back machine.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:26:30am

A little known professor calls a right wing columnist a bedbug, the latter freaks out. Tell me more about overly sensitive people on campuses, NRO.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:39:34am

Snowflake Brett retreats to his safe-space.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:47:28am

re: #147 Ace-o-aces

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Snowflake Brett retreats to his safe-space.

You got called a bedbug ffs.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:53:45am
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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:56:35am

re: #148 HappyWarrior

You got called a bedbug ffs.

A ***metaphorical**** bedbug

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:58:11am

re: #57 retired cynic

AAARRGGHHH!

CNN: The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

UNOS has rules for when a less than optimal organ can be used in a transplant. They revised those rules a few years back to try and improve the situation, but the opposite occurred, the discard rate increased. The rate is also different depending on the region of the country.

But it’s also a good reminder that Trump/GOP policies are likely to result in more fatalities as a result of people unable to afford insulin and medical treatment to prevent the need for transplants all together, and then once they receive them, higher insurance costs due to preexisting conditions.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 27, 2019 • 4:58:44am
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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:00:16am

re: #148 HappyWarrior

You got called a bedbug ffs.

God damn. What. A. Wuss.

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:05:08am

re: #152 Ace-o-aces

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:05:45am

re: #147 Ace-o-aces

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:06:17am

re: #152 Ace-o-aces

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Idiot.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:14:44am

I love how Johnson & Johnson shares rose 2% in pre-market trading on the paltry (“smaller than expected”) fine in the opioid ruling.

America.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:16:12am

re: #150 DangerMan

A ***metaphorical**** bedbug

It’s a metaphorical metamorphosis!! (Too meta? Too Kafkaesque?)

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:16:50am

re: #157 MsJ

I love how Johnson & Johnson shares rose 2% in pre-market trading on the paltry (“smaller than expected”) fine in the opioid ruling.

America.

Well, when everyone was expecting multibillion dollar verdict and they got $574 million fine, yeah, J&J shares will rise.

Thing to remember is that J&J is facing similar suits nationwide and will likely lose ‘em in similar fashion. The ultimate tally will be in the billions of dollars, and it still wont be enough.

J&J also faces the ongoing talcum powder suits as well, and those have a similar trajectory too.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:22:36am

re: #158 Decatur Deb

It’s a metaphorical metamorphosis!! (Too meta? Too Kafkaesque?)

It’s only a metaphorical metamorphosis when you persistently fail to follow proper protocol.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:23:58am

re: #113 gocart mozart

There is a crazy person in my mentions, a minarchist he calls himself. He thinks Trump is too left wing but not as bad as that commie Hillary.

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Ah, Minarchists! They were the John Hospers wing of the Libertarian Party which lost to Murray Rothbard’s Anarcho-Capitalists. Oh and back in the 70s one of the leaders of the Minarchists was one…Dana Rohrabacher…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:29:25am

re: #128 teleskiguy

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I saw Run Home Slow back in the 70s on a double bill with The World’s Greatest Sinner. Frank did the music score for both movies. Ah the good times at Pitt in the mid 70s…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:30:43am

re: #161 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah, Minarchists! They were the John Hospers wing of the Libertarian Party which lost to Murray Rothbard’s Anarcho-Capitalists. Oh and back in the 70s one of the leaders of the Minarchists was one…Dana Rohrabacher…

I was housemate with a Randian proto-Libertarian at Indiana University in the late 70’s, I think he was more one of the Rothbard school. I put up with him because he had excellent taste in music and we used to listen to Miles Davis Live at the Fillmore together, or Chick Coreas Köln Concert both double albums, all four sides in one evening….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:32:04am

re: #147 Ace-o-aces

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Snowflake Brett retreats to his safe-space.

One less asshole on Twitter. Now if only Metamucilini would follow Bedbug Brett’s example…

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:32:48am

Jamie Bouie pokes the republic not a democracy idiots in the NYT

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:33:37am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:35:16am

re: #152 Ace-o-aces

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:35:32am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:42:20am

re: #168 gocart mozart

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:45:22am

re: #169 Joe Bacon 🌹

If America doesn’t expand its presence in the Arctic Circle, China will take full advantage of our vulnerability. We ought to buy Greenland to secure our interests and make all Greenlanders better

He knows that most Greenlanders are innuit, doesn’t he?

We know what a good job America did of making its other native peoples “better”…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:45:57am

re: #168 gocart mozart

re: #169 Joe Bacon 🌹

WTF is wrong with these people?

Greenland is not for sale.

Do they simply not grasp this?

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:48:40am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

No. They don’t.

And as for Cottonmouth’s claims that we need to do more to protect our interests in the Arctic Circle, Trump has done nothing but cede to Russia. Trump’s given Russia carte blanche everywhere Putin looks. That includes Russia’s expansionist views towards the Arctic Circle and mineral resources there.

Trump hasn’t done anything, even minimal efforts like calling for new USCG heavy icebreakers that could help keep waterways clear of ice to allow navigation as the seas become less ice-choked thanks to global warming.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:48:47am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

WTF is wrong with these people?

Greenland is not for sale.

Do they simply not grasp this?

There are established diplomatic ways that one goes about making an offer to exchange sovereign territory for money. In one narrow sense, it is a “real estate deal”, but there is a lot more to it than that, and Trump and his people seem to be clueless of those conventions.

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Jay C  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:51:31am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

WTF is wrong with these people?

Greenland is not for sale.

Do they simply not grasp this?

Of course they do.
It’s just that hacks like Tom Cotton (not to mention the generality of Trumphumper Republicans) won’t- probably can’t- ever admit that any of their ideas might ever be stupid, wrong, or misguided. Not in public, anyway.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 5:56:34am

theunitedstatesblues.com

Thanks to former White House aide Omarosa Mangault Newman, we now know that there are section leaders at each Trump rally who are tasked with urging the crowd to chant and also leads them in certain chants. And one of those section leaders is none other than a man named John Pence, who just so happens to be the nephew of Vice President Mike Pence.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:01:24am

Just hang the “Whites Only” sign around the Statue of Liberty and hunt down the insufficiently devoted. If you’re brown, this country hates you and doesn’t want you, and woe be to you if you even have someone in your feed who doesn’t think Trump is a literal God-King, because FUCK YOU.

I’m still waiting for them to openly announce their plans to revoke citizenship as policy, because at this rate, it’s going to happen.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:05:46am

re: #159 lawhawk

J&J also faces the ongoing talcum powder suits as well, and those have a similar trajectory too.

That one is really weird. My OB/GYN told me for years to not use talc “down there”. There’s so much noise around that suit…it is going to be fascinating to follow.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:12:23am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

WTF is wrong with these people?

Greenland is not for sale.

Do they simply not grasp this?

As with any gangster, a first refusal is an opportunity to present the “offer you can’t refuse.” using any and all pressures including threats of and actual violence.

Never put it past this administration or any other right wing administration to go full gangster.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:18:45am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

WTF is wrong with these people?

Greenland is not for sale.

Do they simply not grasp this?

These are citizens of The Republic of Wealth.

Everything, everyone, is for sale.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:19:06am

re: #178 Rocky-in-Connecticut

As with any gangster, a first refusal is an opportunity to present the “offer you can’t refuse.” using any and all pressures including threats of and actual violence.

Never put it past this administration or any other right wing administration to go full gangster.

no, they will just pay a thug in a leather jacket driving a Lada to pay a visit

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jeffreyw  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:21:13am

Good morning!

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:30:15am

Bret Stephens is a cancer. Wait, is that too dehumanizing to use against him? Let me try again:

Bret Stephens is a humanoid hemorrhoid masked as an alt-right-curious shit-weasel. How’s that?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:31:30am

Trump Making Canada Great Again as US lobster exports to China plunge and Canada’s surges. apnews.com

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:33:47am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

WTF is wrong with these people?

Greenland is not for sale.

Do they simply not grasp this?

But we want it and god says we should have it

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:36:49am

re: #178 Rocky-in-Connecticut

As with any gangster, a first refusal is an opportunity to present the “offer you can’t refuse.” using any and all pressures including threats of and actual violence.

Never put it past this administration or any other right wing administration to go full gangster.

I feel fairly confident that even if Trump went mad enough to order an invasion of NATO ally Denmark, that shit would be leaked and no-one in the Pentagon would lift a finger to initiate the planning process.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:37:39am
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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:37:51am

re: #142 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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My pet food expert, Roswell II the Atomic Pound Pup, says this is a Russian propaganda trope designed to create conflict and dissension between people and pets.

My sister had a dog that would eat junebugs so I don’t see this as a stretch.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:39:01am

re: #187 Belafon

My sister had a dog that would eat junebugs so I don’t see this as a stretch.

Protein is protein. And it wouldn’t be processed.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:49:41am

I’m not surprised…

washingtonpost.com

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:49:56am

re: #158 Decatur Deb

It’s a metaphorical metamorphosis!! (Too meta? Too Kafkaesque?)

“One morning, as Brett Stephens was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous insect. He lay on his armour-hard back and saw, as he lifted his head up a little, his brown, arched abdomen divided up into rigid bow-like sections. From this height the blanket, just about ready to slide off completely, could hardly stay in place. His numerous legs, pitifully thin in comparison to the rest of his circumference, flickered helplessly before his eyes.

‘What’s happened to me,’ he thought. It was no dream.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:55:02am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 6:55:36am

Last September but I had never seen it before.

Harrison Ford: “Stop Giving Power to People Who Don’t Believe in Science”

Celebrities often use their platforms to spread awareness on important issues. But while many of us have become numb to their warnings, there’s something about Harrison Ford that makes people sit up and listen.

Maybe it’s the cult following he’s acquired from playing heroic characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo.

More likely, though, it’s because Ford doesn’t tiptoe around important issues, he charges through them with guns blazing.

Speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week, the 76-year-old actor and tireless climate activist issued a sober warning: “If we don’t change the path that we are on today, the future of humanity is at stake”.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:00:56am

re: #188 MsJ

Protein is protein. And it wouldn’t be processed.

On “Marketplace” this morning there was a report on “pea-based” proteins used in meatless meat products. David Broncaccio (sp?) noted at the end: “pea-based—meaning ‘green legumes’.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:02:19am

What a precious, delicate li’l snowflake.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:03:52am

The bad news, Bret will be back.

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John Hughes  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:06:22am

re: #21 gocart mozart

Russia has its submarine. That’s where they do their submarine work and that’s where they dock large and powerful submarines but not as powerful as ours and not as large as ours but they have their submarines.

Largest US submarines: Ohio class, 18,750 tonnes (submerged).
Largest Russian submarines: Typhoon class, 47,240 tonnes (submerged).

Trump is, as always, an idiot.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:07:25am

re: #196 I Would Prefer Not To

The bad news, Bret will be back.

Bret will never leave. There will be “Sock Puppet Bret” for months to come.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:07:58am

re: #196 I Would Prefer Not To

The bad news, Bret will be back.

I mean….Bret left Twitter. He didn’t leave the Times, meaning the Times itself will still go about promoting his grievance-mongering.

And reminder: The Times eliminated its public editor because they figured the internet would serve that purpose instead.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:09:32am

re: #197 John Hughes

Are they still building those Typhoon Class Boomers? Or did that go out with the crash?

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John Hughes  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:11:08am

re: #37 teleskiguy

Porque no los dos?

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:11:09am

re: #199 Citizen K

I mean….Bret left Twitter. He didn’t leave the Times, meaning the Times itself will still go about promoting his grievance-mongering.

And reminder: The Times eliminated its public editor because they figured the internet would serve that purpose instead.

“And we don’t have to listen to them.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:16:06am

Oh for fuck sakes:

Brazil rejects $22 Million in Aid pledged at G7 - Sort of

Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effect telling the other nations to mind their own business — only to later lay out potential terms for the aid’s acceptance.

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil expressed his ire in a series of Twitter posts on Monday, and specifically criticized and taunted President Emmanuel Macron of France, who had announced the aid package at the Group of 7 summit meeting. Their comments extended a verbal feud between the two leaders.

But early the next day, Mr. Bolsonaro offered possible terms for the acceptance of the aid package when he spoke to reporters in the capital, Brasília.

Straight out of the Trump playbook. This toxic fascism and incompetence is literally DESTROYING OUR PLANET.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:16:31am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:19:36am

re: #200 Dave In Austin

Are they still building those Typhoon Class Boomers? Or did that go out with the crash?

Only one of the seven Typhoons is still in service. Of the others, one was never finished, 3 have been scrapped after withdrawal, and two are in reserve.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:24:33am

re: #195 The Pie Overlord!

He will be back as an anonymous account to continue his trolling.

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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:30:10am

re: #204 The Pie Overlord!

Detroit company to start making Gibson guitars in Michigan again

Interesting backstory there. Echo Park Guitars has a dodgy rep in the custom guitar community - like the story says, they’ve built guitars for a lot of big rock stars, but there are a lot of stories out there about people who aren’t big rock stars getting treated like crap, with Gabe Currie promising delivery in 6 to 8 months but then not delivering for up to two years. And Currie regularly goes on Insta and mocks people who complain that his delivery is too slow and a lot of the work is sub-standard.

And Echo Park’s guitars price out for between 8 and 10 grand. Gibson may have bet on the wrong horse here.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:30:48am

re: #188 MsJ

Protein is protein. And it wouldn’t be processed.

In Zimbabwe a few years ago I saw a huge baboon hanging around at a customs shack who would greet each newly arrived vehicle by scraping its bumper and fender for bug bodies. Yummy!

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sagehen  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:37:42am

re: #207 makeitstop

Interesting backstory there. Echo Park Guitars has a dodgy rep in the custom guitar community - like the story says, they’ve built guitars for a lot of big rock stars, but there are a lot of stories out there about people who aren’t big rock stars getting treated like crap, with Gabe Currie promising delivery in 6 to 8 months but then not delivering for up to two years. And Currie regularly goes on Insta and mocks people who complain that his delivery is too slow and a lot of the work is sub-standard.

And Echo Park’s guitars price out for between 8 and 10 grand. Gibson may have bet on the wrong horse here.

Didn’t Gibson get in big trouble some years back for the sourcing of the wood they were using? IIRC, there was some big environmentalist whoop-de-do about importing old-growth deforestation something something?

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:38:40am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:40:11am

re: #207 makeitstop

Interesting backstory there. Echo Park Guitars has a dodgy rep in the custom guitar community - like the story says, they’ve built guitars for a lot of big rock stars, but there are a lot of stories out there about people who aren’t big rock stars getting treated like crap, with Gabe Currie promising delivery in 6 to 8 months but then not delivering for up to two years. And Currie regularly goes on Insta and mocks people who complain that his delivery is too slow and a lot of the work is sub-standard.

And Echo Park’s guitars price out for between 8 and 10 grand. Gibson may have bet on the wrong horse here.

I owned a Gibson J-45 back in the day (50 years ago). I have been thinking about taking up guitar again now that I am retired (officially not until 12/2019).

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:40:31am

re: #184 DangerMan

But we want it and god says we should have it

“We WANTS it, we does! It is OURS, Precious!”

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Targetpractice  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:40:58am

re: #199 Citizen K

I mean….Bret left Twitter. He didn’t leave the Times, meaning the Times itself will still go about promoting his grievance-mongering.

And reminder: The Times eliminated its public editor because they figured the internet would serve that purpose instead.

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NYT: “We don’t need a public editor because the readers will serve as watchdogs.”

Also NYT: “You damned readers have no clue how wrong you are! We’re journalists and criticizing us is tantamount to silencing the press!!!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:43:58am

CONFIRMED: Doral is utterly swarming with bedbugs.

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:50:03am

re: #214 The Pie Overlord!

Trump facilities have significant health code violations and fails inspections at greater rate than other properties.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:50:40am

re: #195 The Pie Overlord!

What a precious, delicate li’l snowflake.

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Maybe I’m being too soft on Bret but let’s face it, we all talk about how Twitter is a cesspool and many here (including me) have never joined it. Perhaps his decision to quit was motivated by his realization that he, as a supposed voice of reason, had an over-the-top reaction to (as Twitter goes) a fairly mild insult — it didn’t even threaten his life or livelihood. He discovered that he really doesn’t have good control of his temper and perhaps he has decided a medium which encourages instant thoughtless responses, rather than carefully crafted comments, is too toxic for him to handle.

I certainly know that there have been times on FB when I’m tempted to call out someone personally for their absolute allegiance to Trump (or Bernie) but have always restricted myself to rebuttals, rather than insults (except for those rare occasions when commenting on news stories, where I accuse someone of working in St. Petersburg).

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William Lewis  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:52:04am

re: #211 The Pie Overlord!

I owned a Gibson J-45 back in the day (50 years ago). I have been thinking about taking up guitar again now that I am retired (officially not until 12/2019).

Go for it. I know that my Epiphone Casino Coup that I bought 4 ish years ago as my “Mid life Crisis” has been nothing but fun.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:52:42am

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe I’m being too soft on Bret but let’s face it, we all talk about how Twitter is a cesspool and many here (including me) have never joined it. Perhaps his decision to quit was motivated by his realization that he, as a supposed voice of reason, had an over-the-top reaction to (as Twitter goes) a fairly mild insult — it didn’t even threaten his life or livelihood. He discovered that he really doesn’t have good control of his temper and perhaps he has decided a medium which encourages instant thoughtless responses, rather than carefully crafted comments, is too toxic for him to handle.

I certainly know that there have been times on FB when I’m tempted to call out someone personally for their absolute allegiance to Trump (or Bernie) but have always restricted myself to rebuttals, rather than insults (except for those rare occasions when commenting on news stories, where I accuse someone of working in St. Petersburg).

The problem is that it’s hardly the first time he did something like that, and judging from his appearance on MSNBC, it was all about his personal grievance and zero amount of soul searching on his part. Zero self-awareness and 100% victim complex.

EDIT:

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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:53:02am

re: #209 sagehen

Didn’t Gibson get in big trouble some years back for the sourcing of the wood they were using? IIRC, there was some big environmentalist whoop-de-do about importing old-growth deforestation something something?

Yes, the feds seized a bunch of rosewood from their Nashville plant, under suspicion that it was illegally harvested in violation of the CITES regulations that placed most rosewood on the endangered list. I believe a lot of it was ultimately returned to them, but it’s forced them and other guitar companies to come up with alternate woods (like pao ferro and baked maple) for use on fingerboards.

A lot of purists howled about it, but I’ve got a Les Paul with a baked maple fretboard and I honestly can’t tell the difference.

CITES regulations also restrict international shipping of rosewood. I missed out on a stellar Fender Telecaster a couple of years ago because a store in Montreal couldn’t guarantee that it would get through Customs.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:53:32am

mrs dm cant block any more numbers on her phone
i said unblock an old number that doesnt call any more and block the new ones

she said “my block capacitor is broken”. totally deadpan

i love my wife

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John Hughes  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:53:42am

re: #200 Dave In Austin

Are they still building those Typhoon Class Boomers? Or did that go out with the crash?

According to the every accurate Wikipedia, no. Now they build the Borei class, 24,000 tonnes submerged. Trump remains an idiot.

(And the US isn’t building any more Ohio class boats).

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:54:07am

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Twitter is a place where these guys try to maximize their value/potential reach by getting more eyeballs. They then complain when people call them out for being racists, bigots.

He’s a thin-skinned bigot, racist-enabler, and decided to quit Twitter all while writing about how Twitter is mean to him and calling out one of the people who called him out.

If you are that thin-skinned, you don’t belong in the position of an op-ed writer at a major media outlet, because that’s your job. You write opinions, and if you can’t handle the fallout from your free speech, then you’re a garbage person.

For everyone else? Yeah, this is nothing compared to what women normally get online (as with gamergate and its ongoing fallout, etc.)

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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:54:44am

re: #211 The Pie Overlord!

I owned a Gibson J-45 back in the day (50 years ago). I have been thinking about taking up guitar again now that I am retired (officially not until 12/2019).

Oh, what that J-45 would be worth today…

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:58:13am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:58:23am

re: #214 The Pie Overlord!

CONFIRMED: Doral is utterly swarming with bedbugs.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:59:32am

re: #222 lawhawk

Twitter is a place where these guys try to maximize their value/potential reach by getting more eyeballs. They then complain when people call them out for being racists, bigots.

He’s a thin-skinned bigot, racist-enabler, and decided to quit Twitter all while writing about how Twitter is mean to him and calling out one of the people who called him out.

If you are that thin-skinned, you don’t belong in the position of an op-ed writer at a major media outlet, because that’s your job. You write opinions, and if you can’t handle the fallout from your free speech, then you’re a garbage person.

For everyone else? Yeah, this is nothing compared to what women normally get online (as with gamergate and its ongoing fallout, etc.)

Bingo. He got called a ‘bed bug’. Which is infinitely tamer than the abuse slung at millions of users, openly, and usually encouraged by the likes of Stephens under the guise of ‘free speech’. When he got called out for trying to ruin someone’s career for it, he ran and hid and then complained about how he was being persecuted with ‘dehumanizing language’, comparing the reactions to him to ‘totalitarian regimes’. It shows it’s no ‘coming to Jesus’ moment, it’s his bruised privilege.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 7:59:57am

re: #222 lawhawk

Twitter is a place where these guys try to maximize their value/potential reach by getting more eyeballs. They then complain when people call them out for being racists, bigots.

He’s a thin-skinned bigot, racist-enabler, and decided to quit Twitter all while writing about how Twitter is mean to him and calling out one of the people who called him out.

If you are that thin-skinned, you don’t belong in the position of an op-ed writer at a major media outlet, because that’s your job. You write opinions, and if you can’t handle the fallout from your free speech, then you’re a garbage person.

For everyone else? Yeah, this is nothing compared to what women normally get online (as with gamergate and its ongoing fallout, etc.)

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:02:14am

re: #223 makeitstop

Oh, what that J-45 would be worth today…

Sadly it was destroyed by airline baggage handlers. Air France, not United.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:03:22am

it’s just ‘the official twitter account’ so i guess it doesnt mean anything yet.

The official Twitter account for the White House apparently confirmed that President Trump’s private resort in Miami is the location for next year’s G7 summit.

click the link and see whose response is first!

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William Lewis  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:04:06am

re: #228 The Pie Overlord!

:(

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:05:02am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:07:44am

re: #214 The Pie Overlord!

CONFIRMED: Doral is utterly swarming with bedbugs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:11:10am

This whole Bret Stephens thing is SO 2019.

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Targetpractice  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:11:37am

re: #226 Citizen K

Bingo. He got called a ‘bed bug’. Which is infinitely tamer than the abuse slung at millions of users, openly, and usually encouraged by the likes of Stephens under the guise of ‘free speech’. When he got called out for trying to ruin someone’s career for it, he ran and hid and then complained about how he was being persecuted with ‘dehumanizing language’, comparing the reactions to him to ‘totalitarian regimes’. It shows it’s no ‘coming to Jesus’ moment, it’s his bruised privilege.

Basically his final tweet was that sort of swan song anybody who has spent time on political BBSs in the past will be familiar with: the passive aggressive nature of criticizing how “toxic” or “mean” the board has become, the insincere “apologies” for having taken part in it, and the empty “apologies” to those few friends they still have for why they’re being “forced” to leave.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:14:07am

re: #234 Targetpractice

Basically his final tweet was that sort of swan song anybody who has spent time on political BBSs in the past will be familiar with: the passive aggressive nature of criticizing how “toxic” or “mean” the board has become, the insincere “apologies” for having taken part in it, and the empty “apologies” to those few friends they still have for why they’re being “forced” to leave.

Pretty sure several boards and sites (including Daily Kos, if I remember?) had a term for that: GBCW - Goodbye Cruel World. In other words, a blown up post in a vain attempt to grasp martyrdom for yourself.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:16:57am

re: #235 Citizen K

Pretty sure several boards and sites (including Daily Kos, if I remember?) had a term for that: GBCW - Goodbye Cruel World. In other words, a blown up post in a vain attempt to grasp martyrdom for yourself.

maybe this whole bit of performance art is some kind of metaphor

maybe he only metaphorically left twitter

after all he was only called a ‘metaphorical bedbug’

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William Lewis  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:19:11am

Al Haynes, the pilot of United 232 at Sioux City, Iowa in 1989 has passed away.

A pilot who is credited with saving dozens of lives has died. United Flight 232 went into total hydraulic failure while Al Haynes was at the controls in 1989. With the help of three other pilots, he maneuvered the DC-10 to a miraculous crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa, and 184 of the 296 people on board survived.

Haynes is widely seen as a hero among aviation experts, akin to Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his “miracle on the Hudson.” Haynes’ son Dan confirmed to NPR that his father had died.

Haynes was in the middle of the flight from Denver to Chicago when an engine suddenly failed. Shortly after that, First Officer Bill Records said he was unable to control the aircraft, as Haynes later recounted to New York magazine.

“I thought to myself, How are we going to keep this thing in the sky? You don’t train or drill for something like this, because it’s just not supposed to happen,” he said.

npr.org

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:23:46am

re: #235 Citizen K

Pretty sure several boards and sites (including Daily Kos, if I remember?) had a term for that: GBCW - Goodbye Cruel World. In other words, a blown up post in a vain attempt to grasp martyrdom for yourself.

Daily Kos got tired of them, so the site banned them, because they were exactly what you described.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:29:08am

re: #235 Citizen K

Pretty sure several boards and sites (including Daily Kos, if I remember?) had a term for that: GBCW - Goodbye Cruel World. In other words, a blown up post in a vain attempt to grasp martyrdom for yourself.

Here at LGF we call them “Flounces”

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Teukka  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:29:37am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:31:21am

re: #240 Teukka

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He’s an Ayn Rand cultist.

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:31:59am

re: #237 William Lewis

I remember that incident and later investigations. The engine in the tail failed severing all the hydraulic lines, meaning the plane was essentially a dead stick. They managed to keep the plane in the air by adjusting the power to each of the engines.

And there was a plane crash in Russia this past month where like the Sullenberger flight it ran through a flock of birds causing engine failures and he was able to crash with no loss of life.

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:32:26am

re: #240 Teukka

Someone should ask him about Rand taking SSDI.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:32:56am

such a pathetic suckup

and some whine:

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:34:14am
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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:35:54am

Also, I like how he talked about mothers doing what they do out of love, which is not that Rand thought was useful at the end of Atlas Shrugged.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:42:02am

LOLWUT
In spoilers because WTF

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:42:08am
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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:44:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:46:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:46:44am

re: #249 lawhawk

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pretty sure the moron blocked Dale a long time ago

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:47:05am

It seems some birds in Dallas have been watching too much Alfred Hitchcock:

wfaa.com

Garry Black never thought picking up the newspaper in the morning would be an event.

The Black family lives in North Dallas, where trees are cherished and a healthy tree canopy is a result. But in the late part of July and early August, the family started getting visitors that made life interesting.

—-

“When he comes in it’s like, whoosh!” Black said.

There is a pair of Mississippi kites dive-bombing every visitor that comes near their nearly 60-year-old live oak. It is a spectacle done justice only by what the Ring camera caught.

Videos show several instances where UPS, Amazon, and post office drivers run to their vehicles as they are chased by a bird.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:48:23am

my shocked face…

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:50:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:51:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:53:08am
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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:58:19am

re: #249 lawhawk

I kinda like the No Fucks To Give Souza.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:58:50am

re: #240 Teukka

Or if the moral praise showered on Mother Teresa went to someone like Lloyd Blankfein, who, in guiding Goldman Sachs toward billions in profits, has done infinitely more for mankind.

Because making a shit-ton of money is not automatically equivalent to creating wealth or helping humanity.

We are still stuck in this Calvinist bubble that sees wealth and an outer sign of inner grace.

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:01:05am

re: #257 MsJ

I kinda like the No Fucks To Give Souza.

And his photos are still amazing compared to the shit that whoever is doing Trump’s photographs.

It appears every last one of Trump’s photos are poorly framed or shot. Forget the subject - the objective photo is awful. Ignores rules of thirds, perspective, focus, framing, etc. It’s like a toddler with a camera is shooting for the first time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:04:54am
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Dave In Austin  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:06:49am
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John Hughes  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:09:23am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

He is working very hard on the Amazon fires

He sure is. Working hard on getting people to start them.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:10:36am

re: #261 Dave In Austin

So it’s wrong for Trump to offer to purchase Greenland but it’s ok for Europe and American lefty elites to suggest that Brazil’s land should be governed by the world? It never stops

im gonna locate my pig farm on the land next to your house

it’s one fucking planet, ya knobhead

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John Hughes  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:12:14am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

Starting to look good for the highly respected Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, Giuseppe Conte.

It sure is, now he’s going to be dumping the vile right wing scum of the League and making a coalition with the left wing Democratic Party. Funny for Trump to be celebrating that…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:13:26am

re: #261 Dave In Austin

Ughh, Schlapp is an asshole.

1) Greenland IS NOT FOR SALE. End of story. Hard stop. No deal.

2) We don’t have many rainforests on this planet. Brazil is home to one of the largest. It’s kind of a pretty fucking vital place that other countries do indeed have an interest in.

3) No one is talking about governing. We’re talking about PUTTING THE FUCKING FIRES OUT AND REHABILITATING THE LAND. You know, stuff that’s kind of important for HUMAN SURVIVAL!

These people are horrible human beings.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:14:08am

some stuff is just quick (thanks bret)

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:14:59am

re: #264 John Hughes

It sure is, now he’s going to be dumping the vile right wing scum of the League and making a coalition with the left wing Democratic Party. Funny for Trump to be celebrating that…

he doesnt understand it

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:15:42am

re: #266 DangerMan

some stuff is just quick (thanks bret)

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“FBI Raid”

Nice touch.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:16:20am

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

Ughh, Schlapp is an asshole.

1) Greenland IS NOT FOR SALE. End of story. Hard stop. No deal.

2) We don’t have many rainforests on this planet. Brazil is home to one of the largest. It’s kind of a pretty fucking vital place that other countries do indeed have an interest in.

3) No one is talking about governing. We’re talking about PUTTING THE FUCKING FIRES OUT AND REHABILITATING THE LAND. You know, stuff that’s kind of important for HUMAN SURVIVAL!

These people are horrible human beings.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:21:05am

OT survey question:

for those of you under 35 or 40 or so, what do you think of Pink Floyd’s music as a whole?
not merely dark side of the moon, or the wall
do you listen to them, ever? does their entirety resonate at all?

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:22:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:22:52am

re: #263 DangerMan

im gonna locate my pig farm on the land next to your house

it’s one fucking planet, ya knobhead

build a wind farm instead, that will get him even more worked up

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:24:25am

re: #270 DangerMan

OT survey question:

for those of you under 35 or 40 or so, what do you think of Pink Floyd’s music as a whole?
not merely dark side of the moon, or the wall
do you listen to them, ever? does their entirety resonate at all?

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“On the Turning Away” makes a hell of an activist anthem. (Got two of the kids to the concert in Venice lagoon.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:27:05am

re: #270 DangerMan

OT survey question:

for those of you under 35 or 40 or so, what do you think of Pink Floyd’s music as a whole?
not merely dark side of the moon, or the wall
do you listen to them, ever? does their entirety resonate at all?

OT response from a 60-year-old

We used to be fond of any obscure British band that had not yet made it big in the ‘States (like Slade, Hawkwind, T Rex, the Strawbs, Barclay James harvest) and Pink Floyd was all but unknown in the ‘States until Dark Side of the Moon, which was about the last album of theirs that I paid much attention to, and I found The Wall so pretentious and self-obsessed that I really gave up on them after that.

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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:27:32am

And after telling the story of how I had to pass up a bitchin’ guitar because of CITES regulations, I stumble across this story: Musical Instruments To Be Exempt From Restrictions On Heavily Trafficked Rosewood

Wonder if that guitar’s still there…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:27:59am

re: #270 DangerMan

Well, I’m 38.

I do listen to them.

I happen to think their music is some of the best rock music ever written. It’s great musically and I also like the deep political and cultural themes in a lot of it. It’s like they weren’t just trying to entertain, they were trying to send a message.

Now of course you need to understand the culture their music came out of to really appreciate it in 2019 but in other cases the songs will remain eternally relevant. The Wall, Part 2 and Money are just two examples of songs that resonate as well now as they did then.

I can’t really explain it that well, but when I listen to Floyd, I know I’m listening to something special.

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:28:28am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Keep Talking from the Division Bell.
Dogs of War from Momentary Lapse of Reason.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:29:22am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

“On the Turning Away” makes a hell of an activist anthem. (Got two of the kids to the concert in Venice lagoon.)

OTOH, I’m 35 plus 40, so that might not be valid answer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:29:23am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

Palestinians can be critical of the U.S.???

I am shocked, SHOCKED I say!

//////////

Seriously though, FUCK Trump for turning our country into this. How do you think this poor 17 year old feels about America now?

*spit*

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:29:47am

re: #270 DangerMan

OT survey question:

for those of you under 35 or 40 or so, what do you think of Pink Floyd’s music as a whole?
not merely dark side of the moon, or the wall
do you listen to them, ever? does their entirety resonate at all?

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I like em. Wish You Were Here is a great song. I probably did my best karaoke performance singing it. Not my favorite band ever but I like em. Plus my cousin’s husband is a sound engineer for Dave.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:30:45am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

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Vile.

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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:30:47am

re: #277 lawhawk

Keep Talking from the Division Bell.
Dogs of War from Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Animals. All of it.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:32:07am

And “Learning to Fly” marked the great age of MTV videos.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:32:35am

re: #280 HappyWarrior

I like em. Wish You Were Here is a great song. I probably did my best karaoke performance singing it. Not my favorite band ever but I like em. Plus my cousin’s husband is a sound engineer for Dave.

you’re almost related!

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:33:26am

re: #279 Eclectic Cyborg

Palestinians can be critical of the U.S.???

I am shocked, SHOCKED I say!

//////////

Seriously though, FUCK Trump for turning our country into this. How do you think this poor 17 year old feels about America now?

*spit*

“Why do people hate America?”
“Well, one kid was going to go to college until the administration ended his visa on a trumped up reason.”

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:34:17am

re: #282 makeitstop

Wish You Were Here. Entire album.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:35:22am

Maybe we should rev up the frequency with which we use the phrase “trumped up”?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:36:15am

re: #284 DangerMan

you’re almost related!

I’ve been to the barge where they record too. Charlie Chaplin once lived on it too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:36:52am

Baby goats are adorable but they can’t be housebroken as this clip shows.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:38:50am

re: #270 DangerMan

OT survey question:

for those of you under 35 or 40 or so, what do you think of Pink Floyd’s music as a whole?

53 yo man (I’m a 12yo at heart, ask SWMBO) - I know that The Final Cut was panned by many, but it is a brilliant composition of angst and anger directed at the conservatives; Reagan and Thatcher

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:46:23am

re: #259 lawhawk

And his photos are still amazing compared to the shit that whoever is doing Trump’s photographs.

It appears every last one of Trump’s photos are poorly framed or shot. Forget the subject - the objective photo is awful. Ignores rules of thirds, perspective, focus, framing, etc. It’s like a toddler with a camera is shooting for the first time.

Well, Kellyanne with her phone are not the best ones for professional pics.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:48:34am

re: #271 The Pie Overlord!

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An actual First Amendment violation.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:48:50am

Anti-Semitic racist asshole

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:50:37am

Dumbasses are still trying to excuse Trump’s Greenland effort - as though it’s something worthy of doing (and if not Greenland, somewhere else?!).

Crudele is excusing Trump dumbassery and doubling down by claiming he’s a great businessman who knows how to close big deals and acquisitions.

Ummm… not so much. He is so leveraged right now he can’t build anything on his own and trademarks his name to plaster over buildings built by others. He can’t get loans from domestic banks because he’s a pariah.

But besides all that - none of these places are for sale and Trump has no way to “pay” for any of it. And knowing Trump’s history, everywhere Trump would look to acquire will be significantly higher cost than otherwise - because Trump wont care about the cost. He’ll just throw it on the tab and let others have to bear the burden.

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:51:03am

re: #292 MsJ

An actual First Amendment violation.

I remember having an argument a couple of years ago about how the first amendment applies to foreigners. I argued that it restricted what the government did in all cases, but there were some that argued that non-citizens could be looked at differently.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:52:31am

re: #287 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Maybe we should rev up the frequency with which we use the phrase “trumped up”?

im waiting for Hoyle to rewrite the rules of Bridge

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:53:32am

re: #295 Belafon

I remember having an argument a couple of years ago about how the first amendment applies to foreigners. I argued that it restricted what the government did in all cases, but there were some that argued that non-citizens could be looked at differently.

I get that…but the offensive information was not from him. That should not apply.

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:53:52am

re: #294 lawhawk

Dumbasses are still trying to excuse Trump’s Greenland effort - as though it’s something worthy of doing (and if not Greenland, somewhere else?!).

Crudele is excusing Trump dumbassery and doubling down by claiming he’s a great businessman who knows how to close big deals and acquisitions.

Ummm… not so much. He is so leveraged right now he can’t build anything on his own and trademarks his name to plaster over buildings built by others. He can’t get loans from domestic banks because he’s a pariah.

But besides all that - none of these places are for sale and Trump has no way to “pay” for any of it. And knowing Trump’s history, everywhere Trump would look to acquire will be significantly higher cost than otherwise - because Trump wont care about the cost. He’ll just throw it on the tab and let others have to bear the burden.

And the point of Greenland is the artic circle. Neither Italy or Vietnam offer that access.

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William Lewis  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:56:02am

re: #270 DangerMan

OT survey question:

for those of you under 35 or 40 or so, what do you think of Pink Floyd’s music as a whole?
not merely dark side of the moon, or the wall
do you listen to them, ever? does their entirety resonate at all?

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Soon to be 56, Floyd is “ok”. Nothing special, nothing bad.

The Clash, The Who, Husker Du, The Replacements, The Foo Fighters, even Garbage were all far more important to me over the years. I saw the movie when it came out and that was probably the high point of Floyd for me. It’s slowly downhill since (espcially when Waters gets stupid).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:56:39am

re: #293 The Pie Overlord!

Anti-Semitic racist asshole

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Hurr hurr forcing people to eat meat is funny

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:57:02am

re: #293 The Pie Overlord!

Congressman Steve King tries to make a joke about China’s alleged treatment of Muslims. He said the Chinese are sterilizing Muslim women and making them eat pork.
“That’s the only part of that I agree with,” King said. “Everyone should eat pork.”

Even Jews?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:58:57am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:59:13am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:59:23am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even Jews?

They stupidly think their Muslim pork humor is only offensive to Muslims.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:01:09am

re: #303 Charles Johnson

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Didn’t actually.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:04:16am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even Jews?

Don’t forget vegetarians.

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:05:36am

re: #306 The Pie Overlord!

Don’t forget vegetarians.

All vegetarians are atheists so they don’t really count. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:07:14am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:08:10am

Kellyanne needs to take a seat

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:08:38am

and the moron can just STFU

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:10:17am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

“Has everyone noticed how their shampoo smells like bubble gum? I mean think of all the traffic jams that occur because because the word color has two o’s in it.”

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:11:10am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the moron can just STFU

“Why do we keep having to take care of American citizens?”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:13:27am

Thoughts & prayers

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:14:05am

re: #300 HappyWarrior

Hurr hurr forcing people to eat meat anything they don’t want to is funny

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:14:08am

re: #219 makeitstop

Yes, the feds seized a bunch of rosewood from their Nashville plant, under suspicion that it was illegally harvested in violation of the CITES regulations that placed most rosewood on the endangered list. I believe a lot of it was ultimately returned to them, but it’s forced them and other guitar companies to come up with alternate woods (like pao ferro and baked maple) for use on fingerboards.

A lot of purists howled about it, but I’ve got a Les Paul with a baked maple fretboard and I honestly can’t tell the difference.

CITES regulations also restrict international shipping of rosewood. I missed out on a stellar Fender Telecaster a couple of years ago because a store in Montreal couldn’t guarantee that it would get through Customs.

I just heard on NPR yesterday that there was just a change in the rules to allow musical instruments to be made of rosewood and to get through international travel.

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Jay C  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:15:04am

re: #279 Eclectic Cyborg

Palestinians can be critical of the U.S.???

I am shocked, SHOCKED I say!

//////////

Seriously though, FUCK Trump for turning our country into this. How do you think this poor 17 year old feels about America now?

*spit*

From the Harvard Crimson piece linked in no. 271:

“Applicants must demonstrate they are admissible into the U.S. by overcoming ALL grounds of inadmissibility including health-related grounds, criminality, security reasons, public charge, labor certification, illegal entrants and immigration violations, documentation requirements, and miscellaneous grounds,” McCarthy wrote. “This individual was deemed inadmissible to the United States based on information discovered during the CBP inspection.”

Well, OK, Chief: seeing as how Harvard U. itself not only arranged Ismail Ajjawi’s transit, his visa, AND is providing him with a scholarship, I think we can dismiss the “public charge”, and “immigration violations” crap: he’s 17, so presumably healthy (aside from Muslim Cooties or whatever), so basically, his rejection and deportation has to fall under those “miscellaneous grounds” - which sounds to me little better than “we don’t like your face”.

But yeah, seriously FUCK the government that can get away with garbage like this. Harvard seems quite pissed at this incident, though: I hope they can do something about it.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:15:27am

re: #307 Belafon

All vegetarians are atheists so they don’t really count. //

are all atheists vegetarians? just curious

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sagehen  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:17:17am

re: #317 DangerMan

are all atheists vegetarians? just curious

Hindus and Buddhists are vegetarians. The Jain are even fussy about which vegetables are acceptable as food, apparently some of them have souls or something.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:17:57am

re: #293 The Pie Overlord!

Anti-Semitic racist asshole

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Every single one of these White Supremacist right wing loons are abject cowards who spit their awful bile only in front of local or a few select foreign tribally-minded audiences they feel share their awful views. These cowards and would cower in fear of saying this stuff in front of any sort of general international or cosmopolitan domestic audience.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:18:19am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

The Federal Reserve loves watching our manufacturers struggle with their exports to the benefit of other parts of the world. Has anyone looked at what almost all other countries are doing to take advantage of the good old USA? Our Fed has been calling it wrong for too long!

the fed’s purpose(s) are clear enough

manufacturing, exports and trade don’t enter into it

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:18:24am

re: #317 DangerMan

are all atheists vegetarians? just curious

unless you count the babies that they eat…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:18:54am

re: #318 sagehen

Hindus and Buddhists are vegetarians. The Jain are even fussy about which vegetables are acceptable as food, apparently some of them have souls or something.

brussels sprouts have no souls

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:20:02am

re: #317 DangerMan

are all atheists vegetarians? just curious

I’m not, though the impossible meat might turn that around, but I don’t think that counts quite the same way.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:20:56am

re: #317 DangerMan

are all atheists vegetarians? just curious

If so, quess I’m a Weberite, ribs-leaning but with a taint of bratwurst heresy.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:21:58am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the moron can just STFU

Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for “anywhere.”

1. congress did not approve 92 billion
2. if they did, then was all 92 billion sent to the island?

no it was not. because

Congress has allocated $42.5 billion in disaster aid for Puerto Rico, according to federal data, but the island had received less than $14 billion through May, 2019.

that’s about a third of the allocated funds

and last, the 90-92 billion dollar figure was the total amount of damage done.

asshat

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:23:56am

re: #313 The Pie Overlord!

Thoughts & prayers

Sen. Susan Collins told Politico that she is “sad” that her support for Brett Kavanaugh could cost her votes in her upcoming election.

maybe you should have listened to your constituents.

or are you saying you shouldnt have voted that way to save your job, craven as that would be?

or is it how dare your constituents have an opinion different from yours?

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:26:07am

re: #322 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

brussels sprouts have no souls

artichokes and palms have hearts

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:27:28am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the moron can just STFU

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The Hurricane season is YEARLY Donald. Puerto Rico is going to KEEP GETTING THEM.

And no, nukes won’t change that.

Fucking idiot.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:29:01am

re: #324 Decatur Deb

If so, quess I’m a Weberite, ribs-leaning but with a taint of bratwurst heresy.

i always liked the term ‘meatatarian”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:33:15am

re: #327 DangerMan

artichokes and palms have hearts

so does romaine lettuce

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:34:19am
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:36:16am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

If we let these right wing loons have their way with about a dozen hurricanes every single year (and a propensity for showing off the biggest military hardware every chance they get) that would mean a dozen Tsar Bombas exploding every year over the Atlantic. …All in vain. Loons every single one of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:36:21am
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:37:19am
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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:37:52am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

To stop himself being made the butt of jokes, in 1862 a man named Joshua Bug changed his name to Norfolk Howard. After his story was reported in the press, however, people began using NORFOLK HOWARD as a slang name for a bedbug instead

bret is so screwed

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:38:13am

re: #326 DangerMan

or is it how dare your constituents have an opinion different from yours?

I think that is a problem in congress. The critters that inhabit the hill seem to think that their districts/states should mirror the thoughts of the critters and not the other way around.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:38:42am

re: #317 DangerMan

are all atheists vegetarians? just curious

Not me. When hungry, most anything is fair game.

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:40:06am

It seems Kamala Harris has a new statement that gets her crowds chanting: “Dude Gotta Go.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:40:33am

re: #318 sagehen

Hindus and Buddhists are vegetarians. The Jain are even fussy about which vegetables are acceptable as food, apparently some of them have souls or something.

Some Buddhist schools (Jodo Shinshu and some other Pure Land schools) eat meat. But generally, yes, Buddhists tend towards vegetarianism (not sure about Nichiren though).

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:41:31am

re: #321 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

unless you count the babies that they eat…

Come on, we don’t eat babies, Jeez. We just drink their blood.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:42:51am

re: #329 DangerMan

i always liked the term ‘meatatarian”

Dietary rules are a neolithic affectation. Real hominids don’t walk (swing) away from calories.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:43:32am

re: #340 Eventual Carrion

Come on, we don’t eat babies, Jeez. We just drink their blood.

I thought we used them for bait…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:43:37am

re: #334 DodgerFan1988

Once again, the cruelty IS THE FUCKING POINT.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:48:14am

delusional morons…all of them

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Jay C  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:49:06am

re: #336 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I think that is a problem in congress. The critters that inhabit the hill seem to think that their districts/states should mirror the thoughts of the critters and not the other way around.

I think it’s definitely a problem with Susan Collins: she’s spent years on The Hill trying to buff her image as The Respected Stateswoman and Voice Of Rational Moderation (in an otherwise prone-to-extremism GOP) that she reflexively takes it amiss when others - especially her constituents - call her out on her bullshit, and bring it out in public that despite the oft-expressed Questions And Concerns, she rarely -if ever - bucks the Party leadership, and votes the straight GOP line time and again.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:49:39am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) will henceforth be known as “bret stephens.” In a hundred years they will be “bret bugs” or just “brets.”

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Charles Johnson  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:53:34am
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:53:57am

Comedian Pete Davidson, who is one of the more combustible celebs on the scene at the moment, got pissed while doing his act at University of Central Florida. Millennial kids did what they do: took offense.

Pete Davidson’s set at the University of Central Florida Monday night reportedly took an offensive turn when he went on a rant about the audience, calling them “all fucking retarded.” The Hollywood Reporter says Davidson called the crowd “privileged little assholes,” after some people took out their phones. “I don’t have to be here,” the stand-up comedian said, “I can just give them their money back because I don’t give a fuck.” He added that the school was in the “middle of fucking nowhere,” and that the world is going to end in 25 years “because you’re all fucking retarded.”

This is the kind of outrage culture stuff that gets thrown in my face whenever I confront one of my relatives about Trump.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:54:21am

The last time I was in Amsterdam (2012, not counting the 6 hours I spend at Schiphol in 2015 waiting for the flight to Prague) there were more bicycles than cars on the streets, not to mention state of the art electric trams. So I think that it is possible.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:54:34am

re: #347 Charles Johnson

One step away from “rootless cosmopolitans’.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:54:53am

re: #314 DangerMan

Hurr hurr forcing people to eat meat anything they don’t want to is funny

By the time I was one year old, my mother learned she couldn’t force me to eat anything I didn’t want!

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:55:00am

re: #347 Charles Johnson

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Trump is messing with the most powerful force in America:

Old. White. Money.

Fucking with the Fed is fucking with their wealth. That ain’t gonna go on for very long.

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sagehen  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:57:34am

re: #345 Jay C

I think it’s definitely a problem with Susan Collins: she’s spent years on The Hill trying to buff her image as The Respected Stateswoman and Voice Of Rational Moderation (in an otherwise prone-to-extremism GOP) that she reflexively takes it amiss when others - especially her constituents - call her out on her bullshit, and bring it out in public that despite the oft-expressed Questions And Concerns, she rarely -if ever - bucks the Party leadership, and votes the straight GOP line time and again.

You’d think she would have taken the clue when her vote to not overturn Obamacare (it was her, Murkowski and McCain)… resulted in her being greeted at the airport by cheering crowds with “THANK YOU THANK YOU!!” signs.

Her constituents are paying attention. They know and care how she votes.

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austin_blue  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:57:59am

re: #235 Citizen K

Pretty sure several boards and sites (including Daily Kos, if I remember?) had a term for that: GBCW - Goodbye Cruel World. In other words, a blown up post in a vain attempt to grasp martyrdom for yourself.

We used to call it “flouncing”, back when peopled flounced, here. But GBCW is good, too.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:59:01am

re: #349 The Pie Overlord!

The last time I was in Amsterdam (2012, not counting the 6 hours I spend at Schiphol in 2015 waiting for the flight to Prague) there were more bicycles than cars on the streets, not to mention state of the art electric trams. So I think that it is possible.

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For about 7 years, I had to fly thru Schiphol, and took advantage of the long layovers to spend weekends in Amsterdam. The trams and the bicycles and the city’s layout made it an amazing antidote to the Los Angeles/Moscow endpoints of my journey.

I would move there in a heartbeat. Not because of the weed - we can get that here in L.A. It’s a city that works, that pays attention to infrastructure, that is full of smart, interesting people trying to live decent lives.

And drunken Canadian tourists shitting in the canals.

Canadians Peeing

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:04:24am

This sounds like GW University basically rewarding Stephens with a speaking gig and throwing their own professor under the bus.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:04:46am

re: #346 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

So, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) will henceforth be known as “bret stephens.” In a hundred years they will be “bret bugs” or just “brets.”

We got Rick Santorum memorialized, time to do the same to this dickbrain

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Mike Lamb  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:05:03am

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the moron can just STFU

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That’s got to be one of his most used lies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:06:16am

re: #349 The Pie Overlord!

The last time I was in Amsterdam (2012, not counting the 6 hours I spend at Schiphol in 2015 waiting for the flight to Prague) there were more bicycles than cars on the streets, not to mention state of the art electric trams. So I think that it is possible.

and canals!

buddy of mine had a 20-foot yacht that was just the right size for the canals there, and i am now totally spoiled. Nothing is cooler than mooring up to a cafe, climbing over the fence and taking a table to all the people nodding and commenting “now that’s the way to get around here!”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:07:35am

re: #356 Citizen K

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This sounds like GW University basically rewarding Stephens with a speaking gig and throwing their own professor under the bus.

Neat if it’s a cryptic invitation to a nose-to-nose “debate”’.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:07:43am

“easy open” is a vicious lie

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:14:35am

re: #356 Citizen K

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This sounds like GW University basically rewarding Stephens with a speaking gig and throwing their own professor under the bus.

I disagree — they politely told Bret that the professor enjoys free speech and can say what he pleases. My guess is that if Bret actually took the university up on the offer, he would discover the students would be armed with his hypocrisy on this subject, assuming he was willing to take questions from a less than friendly audience.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:19:54am

LOLWUT

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gwangung  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:21:18am

re: #356 Citizen K

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This sounds like GW University basically rewarding Stephens with a speaking gig and throwing their own professor under the bus.

I dunno…think of what kind of reception he’s going to get from students…..

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:22:20am

re: #363 The Pie Overlord!

LOLWUT

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That HAS to be a fake soundtrack!!!!!

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:22:33am

re: #334 DodgerFan1988

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Miserable
Soulless
Ghouls

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:23:19am

re: #365 retired cynic

That HAS to be a fake soundtrack!!!!!

It would have been even better with fart noises.

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:23:41am

Judd Legum has a good column, An Election without Rules, on his blog, Popular Information. It’s about the absolute decimation of the FEC.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:24:23am

re: #364 gwangung

I dunno…think of what kind of reception he’s going to get from students…..

I mean, student reception and school intentions are completely separate things. We’ve had speakers scheduled as a favorable gig from the school administration that the students revolted against after all.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:26:00am

re: #345 Jay C

I think it’s definitely a problem with Susan Collins: she’s spent years on The Hill trying to buff her image as The Respected Stateswoman and Voice Of Rational Moderation (in an otherwise prone-to-extremism GOP) that she reflexively takes it amiss when others - especially her constituents - call her out on her bullshit, and bring it out in public that despite the oft-expressed Questions And Concerns, she rarely -if ever - bucks the Party leadership, and votes the straight GOP line time and again.

+1

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:26:09am

re: #348 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Comedian Pete Davidson, who is one of the more combustible celebs on the scene at the moment, got pissed while doing his act at University of Central Florida. Millennial kids did what they do: took offense.

This is the kind of outrage culture stuff that gets thrown in my face whenever I confront one of my relatives about Trump.

Not saying what he did was appropriate at all, but Pete lost his dad during 9/11 and it hit him really hard, he’s also had issues with substance abuse and has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. My mom has the same condition. People with it tend to have narcissistic tendencies and give no shits about anyone but themselves. They are also prone to exactly these kinds of emotional outbursts.

I hope Pete gets the help he needs.

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gwangung  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:26:59am

re: #369 Citizen K

I mean, student reception and school intentions are completely separate things. We’ve had speakers scheduled as a favorable gig from the school administration that the students revolted against after all.

I dunno….I clearly see the sharpened knives the college is preparing…..

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:27:52am

re: #365 retired cynic

That HAS to be a fake soundtrack!!!!!

It is. There’s info in the replies about where it came from.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:28:11am

re: #347 Charles Johnson

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The fed does monetary policy, not trade

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:29:18am

re: #361 DangerMan

“easy open” is a vicious lie

I recently bought a watermelon that said “seedless” in English but kernarm (literally “seed-poor”, or low-seed) in German

I am speech-poor over this deception.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:29:19am

re: #374 DangerMan

The fed does monetary policy, not trade

You really expect Trump to know or care about the difference?

///

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:29:36am

re: #374 DangerMan

The fed does monetary policy, not trade

LOL like Trump knows a single goddamn thing. He probably thinks they hand out credit cards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:30:11am

re: #363 The Pie Overlord!

LOLWUT

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that can not be real…but I can not stop laughing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:30:15am

re: #376 Eclectic Cyborg

You really expect Trump to know or care about the difference?

///

could be that someone has attempted to explain it to him, but he knows his supporters don’t…I see this as him setting them up to take the blame when his policies lead to serious economic downturns

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:33:58am

re: #351 Hecuba’s daughter

By the time I was one year old, my mother learned she couldn’t force me to eat anything I didn’t want!

When I was a babe my mom fed me beets
Apparently I had a spoon in my hand and sent smash into the bowl
Once
She learned fast

We had stains on the ceiling for 10 years easy

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austin_blue  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:34:08am

re: #363 The Pie Overlord!

LOLWUT

[Embedded content]

That recording is of a band made up of old (very old), retired Royal Navy sailors in a small town in England. It is an old chestnut in the classical music-verse, akin to tapes of opera tenors cracking on high notes. Jollity ensues.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:34:14am

re: #377 Dr Lizardo

LOL like Trump knows a single goddamn thing. He probably thinks they hand out credit cards.

and personal loans

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:35:18am

re: #352 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Trump is messing with the most powerful force in America:

Old. White. Money.

Fucking with the Fed is fucking with their wealth. That ain’t gonna go on for very long.

He only wants a rate cut cause it’ll save him money
Otherwise he couldn’t care less

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:35:38am

re: #380 DangerMan

When I was a babe my mom fed me beets
Apparently I had a spoon in my hand and sent smash into the bowl
Once
She learned fast

We had stains on the ceiling for 10 years easy

there are still indentations at the end of our wooden kitchen table from my daughter attacking it with her fork. most have been sanded away, but some are still visible

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Jay C  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:36:59am

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #377 Dr Lizardo

LOL like Trump knows a single goddamn thing. He probably thinks they hand out credit cards.

and personal loans

And mortgages to undeserving deadbeats (out of “political correctness”)…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:37:47am

re: #385 Jay C

And mortgages to undeserving deadbeats.

this is why he hates the Fed.
they won’t give him a loan, line of credit, or a mortgage

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:38:44am

re: #386 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is why he hates the Fed.
they won’t give him a loan, line of credit, or a mortgage

I wouldn’t surprise me at all if he’d actually approached Powell about getting a personal line of credit or something. LOLOL

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:39:57am

re: #356 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

This sounds like GW University basically rewarding Stephens with a speaking gig and throwing their own professor under the bus.

And a reminder: the actual tweet got 9 likes
There gonna rename streisanding to stephening

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:40:09am

re: #386 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is why he hates the Fed.
they won’t give him a loan, line of credit, or a mortgage

Domestic banks refuse to lend to Trump because he’s a credit risk. Most foreign banks wont lend to him for the same reason.

He’s gone to Deutsche Bank because they’re the only ones who’d lend to him.

Trump is a credit risk. He is a risk to defaulting on his loans, and therefore is charged higher interest rates than others.

He is highly leveraged and has low liquidity (cash reserves). Those are bad signs. So, even though he’s got a lot of NYC metro area real estate, the reality is that unless he sells them, he doesn’t have much cash on hand and has to borrow against himself to have cash. It’s a house of cards.

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:40:11am

re: #380 DangerMan

I feel that way about beets.

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:43:01am

re: #223 makeitstop

Oh, what that J-50 would be worth today…

Yea, it’s amazing.

I paid $50 for my J-50 in Macon GA in 1964.

A couple of years ago, was over at a friend’s house, and listening to his son play his guitar.

“Damn he’s a lot better player than I” and my J-45, Yamaha 12 string and, Ovation 6 string don’t get played much, so I gave him the J-50 and 12 string.

I’m glad that such nice guitars went to a good home.

Kept the Ovation to noddle on.

(Edited J-50 not a J-45)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:46:55am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:51:17am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:52:21am

re: #392 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

New York Daily News

@NYDailyNews
Mormon church leaders explicitly ban all lethal weapons from houses of worship

The move comes in response to a new Texas law, which will allow licensed parishioners to carry firearms in churches, synagogues and other religious buildings.trib.al

How does that work? Can a house of worship ban guns by parishioners on its property?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:52:23am
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Skip Intro  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:54:59am

re: #386 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is why he hates the Fed.
they won’t give him a loan, line of credit, or a mortgage

He hates EVERYTHING that’s not Donald J. Trump. Only exception is Russia.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:55:54am

re: #380 DangerMan

When I was a babe my mom fed me beets
Apparently I had a spoon in my hand and sent smash into the bowl
Once
She learned fast

We had stains on the ceiling for 10 years easy

When I was a young newlywed I had a next-door neighbor who was a young newlywed although she had been married for 6 months when I moved in.

Anyway there was a big stain on the ceiling in her kitchen right over the stove. I asked her what happened and she said she was cooking something in the newfangled pressure cooker when her husband came home and saw the jiggling regulator and was like “what does this thing do?”

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lawhawk  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:56:43am

re: #393 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Purdue is a privately held company and it’s believed that they have about $3 billion in revenue per year. This would basically try to settle for 4ish years of revenue, probably spread out over several years.

They’d get to write down the value so that the cost to them isn’t the full value of the settlement, but those funds would help states and localities suffering from the epidemic they started. Of course, Purdue and other pharma companies also benefit from the drugs that counter opiod overdoses and for treatment/withdrawal.

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makeitstop  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:59:19am

re: #391 BeenHereAwhile

Yea, it’s amazing.

I paid $50 for my J-50 in Macon GA in 1964.

A couple of years ago, was over at a friend’s house, and listening to his son play his guitar.

“Damn he’s a lot better player than I” and my J-45, Yamaha 12 string and, Ovation 6 string don’t get played much, so I gave him the J-50 and 12 string.

I’m glad that such nice guitars went to a good home.

Kept the Ovation to noddle on.

(Edited J-50 not a J-45)

I’ve given away 3 guitars this year. I’m in a ‘paying it forward’ mindset nowadays.

There’s a shop in Brooklyn called Orphan Guitars, that sells guitars and uses part of the profits to buy local kids music lessons. I’m thinking of loading up 5 or 6 of my old acoustics and dropping them off there.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:01:36pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:02:05pm

re: #393 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

NBC News

@NBCNews
* 10m
BREAKING: Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10B to $12B, according to 2 people familiar with the mediation. nbcnews.to - @strickdc

Not enough — the people running the company need prison time —- long prison time + forfeiting all their assets. I am tired of wealthy executives getting away with destroying people’s lives and paying some money to escape responsibility for the damage they have inflicted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:05:05pm

re: #400 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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well, Brazil isn’t the only country affected, so I’m sure the others won’t have a problem accepting the help.

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Citizen K  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:07:03pm

When you’re that intent on transporting hate across multiple state lines.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:07:13pm

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

could be that someone has attempted to explain it to him, but he knows his supporters don’t…I see this as him setting them up to take the blame when his policies lead to serious economic downturns

“Why can’t we nuke the fed?”

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:08:29pm

re: #403 Citizen K

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When you’re that intent on transporting hate across multiple state lines.

Mo Brooks is more of an Anti-Semite than Ilhan Omar.

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William Lewis  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:10:32pm

re: #96 gocart mozart

USA
RIP
1776-2016

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:11:24pm

re: #390 retired cynic

I feel that way about beets.

I love em now, pickled
I use a fork though

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

re: #391 BeenHereAwhile

Yea, it’s amazing.

I paid $50 for my J-50 in Macon GA in 1964.

I fetched a 1978 Gibson SG in a music shop in Flagstaff, AZ, for $250.

I handed it over as collateral on a loan to my ex to finance my car, I would like to get it back some day. She still plays it.

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DangerMan  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:15:26pm

re: #403 Citizen K

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When you’re that intent on transporting hate across multiple state lines.

I think the icc covers that

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William Lewis  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:19:04pm

re: #399 makeitstop

I’ve given away 3 guitars this year. I’m in a ‘paying it forward’ mindset nowadays.

There’s a shop in Brooklyn called Orphan Guitars, that sells guitars and uses part of the profits to buy local kids music lessons. I’m thinking of loading up 5 or 6 of my old acoustics and dropping them off there.

Keep me in mind if you need a home for a 12 string electric… ;)

More seriously, i haven’t played my tele in a year because I love my casino coupe so much. I should probably find someone who can put it to good use. Then maybe I’ll get an inexpensive Ibanez 12 string electric.

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sagehen  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:22:08pm

re: #394 Hecuba’s daughter

How does that work? Can a house of worship ban guns by parishioners on its property?

The Mormons have excommunication; any parishioner who tries to “but state law says…” can be denied all religious ritual for all time. If they’re still believers they think they’ll be banned from heaven, if unbelievers they can be banned from their own kids’ weddings or grandkids’ christenings…

ETA: Mormons have as much enforcement powers over their membership as the Scientologists do.

Jews have nothing even vaguely similar. The most we can do is stuff like when Ruth Madoff tries to attend services, everyone sits as far away from her as possible and nobody will speak to her.

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:37:03pm

re: #348 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Comedian Pete Davidson, who is one of the more combustible celebs on the scene at the moment, got pissed while doing his act at University of Central Florida. Millennial kids did what they do: took offense.

This is the kind of outrage culture stuff that gets thrown in my face whenever I confront one of my relatives about Trump.

I don’t know what kind of routine he does, but we had a comedian come to WPI when I was there in ‘89. It took him about 20 minutes before he got his first laugh. He wasn’t bad, it was just not the kind of thing we found funny at first.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Aug 27, 2019 • 12:38:40pm

re: #322 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

brussels sprouts have no souls

But bean sprouts are still alive and viable as you crunch them with your teeth. I sometimes imagine I can hear their their tiny cries

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 2:18:25pm

re: #394 Hecuba’s daughter

How does that work? Can a house of worship ban guns by parishioners on its property?

Legally, in all/most jurisdictions: Yes.

Morally, how does a Lake of Fire sound to you?


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