Mark Knopfler and the Notting Hillbillies: “Your Own Sweet Way”

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Enjoy the official music video of “Your Own Sweet Way” by Mark Knopfler’s The Notting Hillbillies. The song was released on the album “Missing…Presumed Having a Good Time” in 1990.

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:40:18pm

Genuine OMG CL! Bless you Aminah!

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:41:51pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:43:29pm

I was CuriousLurker’d BIGLY.

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SteelPH  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:46:19pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

I was CuriousLurker’d BIGLY.

I still miss her.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:46:54pm

Meanwhile another Pulpit Pimp gets caught fleecing the flock!

Federal agents from the Department of Justice are accusing Charles T. Sebesta, a prominent former leader at the Los Angeles Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, of siphoning off more than $11 million from the organization in order to fund a lavish lifestyle, including access to one of the hardest-to-get-into restaurants anywhere in America. Not only did Sebesta reportedly purchase a home with the funds, he also sprung for the ultimate Disney upgrade — a seat at the table at the expensive and exclusive Club 33 inside Disneyland.

Per the LA Times and others, Sebesta reportedly forged checks and used his position as a chairman for the Southern California Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist to draw in close to $11.5 million over the course of a decade.

The famed Orange County restaurant Club 33 actually sits inside the Disneyland park in Anaheim, but is only open to diners willing to pay an annual fee of $10,000 — and that doesn’t include the $25,000 initiation fee. Over the years, celebrities like Elton John and Tom Hanks have signed up as members.

While Sebesta reportedly did woo entertainment executives and folks from the sports world with dinners at Club 33, he could have spent far more if he had wanted. Disneyland has a separate meal at a space called 21 Royal that runs $15,000 just for the evening, and it’s billed as “the ultimate in Disney wizardry.” No word yet on whether or not Sebesta will have to formally rescind his Club 33 dining status.

la.eater.com

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:48:29pm

re: #4 SteelPH

I still miss her.

All the serious Lizards do.

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calochortus  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:49:36pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

All the serious Lizards do.

We surely do.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:51:34pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

I was CuriousLurker’d BIGLY.

we all do…

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plansbandc  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:54:28pm

CL’d re: screwing over poor and hungry children…

We do all these various things here: Coat drives, shoe drives, school supply drives. I have a friend who organizes a huge purse and jewelry sale that raises funds to help low income schools around the city. Low income kids do get meals at school here.

I have another friend who works with various groups to keep kids fed when school isn’t in session. (Lots of kids get one solid meal at school and that’s it, so when school isn’t in session, they are struggling for ANY meal.)

How is it that we’ve come to “Fuck you if you’re poor, starve?”

There just isn’t the proper words for how angry and frustrated this makes me every God Damn day. I can’t handle it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:54:43pm
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SteelPH  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:56:48pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Therefore confirming that he was not actually joking about pardons.

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calochortus  Aug 27, 2019 • 8:57:22pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Of course he’s just joking. How very amusing.
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plansbandc  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:01:33pm

My grammar goes to hell when I’m pissed.

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Targetpractice  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:03:12pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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What an odd sense of humor, constantly joking about committing impeachable offenses.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:04:12pm

Great article. Highly recommend.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:04:26pm

re: #9 plansbandc

CL’d re: screwing over poor and hungry children…

We do all these various things here: Coat drives, shoe drives, school supply drives. I have a friend who organizes a huge purse and jewelry sale that raises funds to help low income schools around the city. Low income kids do get meals at school here.

I have another friend who works with various groups to keep kids fed when school isn’t in session. (Lots of kids get one solid meal at school and that’s it, so when school isn’t in session, they are struggling for ANY meal.)

How is it that we’ve come to “Fuck you if your poor, starve?”

There just isn’t the proper words for how angry and frustrated this makes me every God Damn day. I can’t handle it.

You handle it by doing something, however small, in the real world. Find a functioning Dem club or committee and learn the role you will play in the coming campaign. It’s not too early.

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MsJ  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:05:00pm

re: #11 SteelPH

Therefore confirming that he was not actually joking about pardons.

Who could possibly trust him to follow through?

Morons. Morons alone.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:09:40pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:10:38pm

There’s video

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:13:30pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:21:36pm

re: #20 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:31:29pm

Using a coupon while black…and five cops accost a pregnant lady.

These cops should be fired.

Hopefully the ACLU will get involved and sue their sorry asses!

facebook.com

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:41:01pm
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austin_blue  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:41:34pm

re: #4 SteelPH

I still miss her.

We all do.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 9:50:26pm
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Belafon  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:07:25pm

re: #25 Dread Pirate

Heavy emphasis on nearby.

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austin_blue  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:08:18pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

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Well, that is the thing. Russia has been run by the 100 families since the break-up of the USSR. They used to run the USSR, but are now “capitalists”.

Putin is their titular head, as long as he is in charge. He doles out the rubles to them and keeps the peace among them. It is an oligarchy and a cleptocracy, all in one. It is no wonder Mango Metamusselini loves loves him so much.

It is a spray-tanned spunktrumpet heaven.

And the Duetsche Bank records will absolutely confirm that Chito Bonito has absolutely had the Russians in his pockets for years, co-signing his debt. He has been supported by laundered Russian funds for years. It’s the only way he keep the plates spinning on the sticks this long.

Just ask Donny Jr., who bragged before the election (not since) that “a lot of our funding comes from Russia”.

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sagehen  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:19:07pm

If Lawrence got played, if that story is wrong… we’re fucked beyond measure. I sure the hell hope his source is reliable.

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:19:51pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:25:18pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:27:07pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:28:30pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

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It also helps to understand that even though co-signers can’t un-sign they can go public with proof of the arrangement. Meaning that, if true, once Trump denied any ties to Russia they had leverage over him. Which, yes, we already knew when the Trump Tower Moscow deal came to light, but this would be more proof of Trump’s repeated flagrant lies when it comes to Russian influence.

Also, if there are co-signers there are probably contingency side contracts in play.

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austin_blue  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:35:27pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Please tell me that is photo-shopped, because no one would want DRumpf’s chin camel toe immediately adjacent to one’s own camel toe as an advertising win.

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austin_blue  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:52:58pm

I’m going to sleep. Night all, sweet dreams. And Hecuba’s Daughter, have a safe flight to Italy tonight, and a lovely week of vacation. And remember, if you got to Florence and want to see “The Birth of Venus”, she hangs on the western wall.

(Bonus points for anyone who gets the reference.)

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Dread Pirate  Aug 27, 2019 • 10:59:55pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:16:23pm
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sagehen  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:38:38pm

At least they don’t have to worry about, or can’t pretend to be worried about, the possibility of a concealed weapon…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 27, 2019 • 11:47:59pm

re: #28 sagehen

If Lawrence got played, if that story is wrong… we’re fucked beyond measure. I sure the hell hope his source is reliable.

You’re right. But the story itself is entirely plausible - I have little doubt that given Trump’s credit history (which is hot garbage), him needing a co-signer to borrow money* makes perfect sense.

*I wouldn’t lend Trump $20 to buy coffee and bagels without a co-signer and collateral…..and by collateral, I mean Mar-a-Lago.

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Targetpractice  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:00:29am

re: #36 goddamnedfrank

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Videos like these are why people find it so hard to take the “personal safety” (aka “I feared for my life”) defense seriously when a shooting involves a white cop and a black victim.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:00:31am

I guess the LGF Emergency Contact System works (my wife’s E-mail address in my profile here - A Three Hour Tour contacted my wife via E-mail a few hours ago).

She’s fine and I’m fine. I didn’t flounce or anything.

Thanks for checking up on us though; I appreciate there is a group here which cares about us.

I’ve just been reading along when I had time since my last check in, since I didn’t have much to say about what’s going on in the world.

Things have been busy around Chez Tumbleweed: Tomorrow we have to take our car in to be assessed by the insurance company over the hailstorm a couple weeks ago, plus my wife needs to go to the dentist. We’re still waiting for the adjuster to come look at our house after the tennis ball-sized hail.

I’m keeping one eye to the southeast toward Tropical Storm Dorian, since LGFers are in the path of the storm in Puerto Rico and Florida, along with my son.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:09:40am

Regarding O’Donnell’s story about Russian oligarchs co-signing Trump’s loans, this is tangentially related:

I, and other Lizards, have been saying this since Trump was running for POTUS - that he’s up to his eyeballs in Russian Mob money and he’s been laundering that money using the Trump Organization and his real estate portfolio for at least a decade and a half, if not longer.

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Dread Pirate  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:11:22am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:19:24am

Checking up with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine:

Susan Collins ‘Sad’ Voters Might Punish HER For Impending Loss Of Reproductive Rights, How Rude! (Wonkette)

Maine GOP Senator Susan Collins has long enjoyed her reputation as America’s Reasonable Republican. The kind of Republican that Democratic moderates like to look to and say “See, that is how most actual Republicans are in America! They’re not stupid and evil like how everyone they elect is stupid and evil, they are just moderate evil. Just a little ‘don’t want to pay taxes’ evil.” The kind of Republican they could have a nice cup of tea with, have “reasonable disagreements with,” after which they can say, “We both have the same goals, just different ways of getting there” and feel very satisfied that they are nothing like all those polarized radicals out there.

As a result of this reputation, Democrats have never really mounted a very serious challenge to her Senate seat in Maine. After all, she’s pro-choice! There are many more terrible and not-pro-choice Republicans that have been more worth our time!

But then Susan Collins decided being moderate in temperament only is fine, and that she could reasonably get away with voting exactly like all of those wackier Republicans, so long as she was polite about it. She decided that it would probably be a good idea for her to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, even as we all begged her not to do us like that. And now the motherfucking knives are out. And also the money. So, so much money.

(more, going into her record as moderate evil).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:27:33am

re: #35 Dread Pirate

On farmers:

The flip has happened in Nebraska: Trump is now polling under water according to Morning Consult (from +25 on Election Day to -1 now).

I don’t know if our mere five electoral votes are worth it to the Democrats to try to compete for, but -1 makes us a swing state.

With the GOP struggling to hold Texas, they might be willing to sacrifice Nebraska. Since we have mail balloting like Oregon, a programme like Postcards to Voters might be very effective here to get people to mark the bubble for the eventual D candidate.

Moreover, Trump’s coattails for downballot candidates suck. That might be useful in ousting Sen. Sasse as well.

I’m going to head to bed, long day tomorrow. I just wanted to mark myself “safe.” /s

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:29:48am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Texas is far more important to the GOP: If they lose TX, they’re done for the foreseeable future.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:33:48am

re: #45 Dr Lizardo

Texas is far more important to the GOP: If they lose TX, they’re done for the foreseeable future.

I’m sure the GOP is aware of that as well, and they’re probably not happy with having to spend money in what was their largest safe state to retain it.

That said, they never spent much money here either. I imagine this state wouldn’t be an easy pickup for the Democrats, and they might not want to invest limited resources here to do it, but flipping our five electoral votes and ousting Sasse would certainly sting the GOP.

It wasn’t long ago we had a Democratic senator. Unlike Wyoming up the road, the Nebraska Democratic Party is not a dead letter.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:33:51am

re: #2 gocart mozart

The plot thickens!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:35:55am

San Juan Mayor Slams Trump As Storm Approaches: ‘Get Out Of The Way’ (Huffington Post)

Mayor Cruz is not happy with Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:50:07am

In case you were wondering whether YouTube kicking VDare off their platform would be permanent, the answer is “of course not.”

VDare is back; there is no way a libertarian outfit like Google is going to allow a money-maker like white supremacy stay off the platform long.

VDare posted to Twitter (because they won’t kick them off either) that YouTube reviewed their content and found that (their explicitly genocidal and violent content) did not violate the terms of service, so their channel was restored.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:54:59am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Wow. That’s disgusting abc disappointing.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:58:00am

re: #50 Patricia Kayden

Wow. That’s disgusting abc disappointing.

Entirely expected though.

Make a very public claim “we kicked them off” then wait a few days and quietly allow them back.

If you type their name in YouTube’s search bar, all their videos are restored.

Then there’s VDare’s announcement on Twitter, with the post from YouTube showing they found no violation of terms-of-service.

VDare is also using the less-than-a-day ban to raise funds.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:14:26am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:20:26am

Holy shit, Boris Johnson is a madlad! He’s really going to ask the Queen to prorogue the British Parliament.

The Queen will be asked by the government to suspend Parliament days after MPs return to work - and a matter of weeks before the Brexit deadline.

The BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, says it will make way for Boris Johnson’s new administration to hold a Queen’s Speech - laying out the government’s future plans - on 14 October.

But it means MPs are unlikely to have time to pass any laws that could stop the prime minister taking the UK out of the EU without a deal on 31 October.

A No 10 source said: “It’s time a new government and new PM set out a plan for the country after we leave the EU.”

bbc.com

This is it then - the biggest constitutional crisis since the English Civil War; suspending Parliament because they might well vote down BoJo’s Brexit policy.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:23:11am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

What would happen if Queen Elizabeth said “no?”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:23:19am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:30:20am

I’m out for the night. I’ll just leave you with this.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:30:29am

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

It also helps to understand that even though co-signers can’t un-sign they can go public with proof of the arrangement. Meaning that, if true, once Trump denied any ties to Russia they had leverage over him. Which, yes, we already knew when the Trump Tower Moscow deal came to light, but this would be more proof of Trump’s repeated flagrant lies when it comes to Russian influence.

Also, if there are co-signers there are probably contingency side contracts in play.

Exactly; they didn’t co-sign billions of dollars in loans to Trump for nothing.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:31:14am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹🎃

What would happen if Queen Elizabeth said “no?”

Who knows?! Things are getting crazy in the UK because of Brexit.

This has all the makings of a major constitutional crisis for the Brits, made all the worse because they quite famously don’t have a written constitution.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:34:27am

re: #37 sagehen

At least they don’t have to worry about, or can’t pretend to be worried about, the possibility of a concealed weapon…

Doesn’t stop them from killing unarmed, naked black men, whose very skin is a deadly weapon, I guess.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:39:45am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m sure the GOP is aware of that as well, and they’re probably not happy with having to spend money in what was their largest safe state to retain it.

That said, they never spent much money here either. I imagine this state wouldn’t be an easy pickup for the Democrats, and they might not want to invest limited resources here to do it, but flipping our five electoral votes and ousting Sasse would certainly sting the GOP.

It wasn’t long ago we had a Democratic senator. Unlike Wyoming up the road, the Nebraska Democratic Party is not a dead letter.

It would be worth it to spend money in Nebraska because it has an electoral vote which is very gettable for Democrats. Nebraska is one of two states which allocate electoral votes by congressional district.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:40:21am

re: #33 austin_blue

Please tell me that is photo-shopped, because no one would want DRumpf’s chin camel toe immediately adjacent to one’s own camel toe as an advertising win.

parody

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:41:48am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

Holy shit, Boris Johnson is a madlad! He’s really going to ask the Queen to prorogue the British Parliament.

bbc.com

This is it then - the biggest constitutional crisis since the English Civil War; suspending Parliament because they might well vote down BoJo’s Brexit policy.

Makes one wonder what Kompromat Putin has on Boris.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:42:47am

re: #57 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Exactly; they didn’t co-sign billions of dollars in loans to Trump for nothing.

They simply did it out of admiration for his business acumen and his reputation as a ladies’ man…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:43:35am

re: #62 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Makes one wonder what Kompromat Putin has on Boris.

Boris’ girlfriend probably works for Putin…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:43:55am

re: #62 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Makes one wonder what Kompromat Putin has on Boris.

Don’t know about that, but this strikes me as the Tories seem to have adopted that whole “we had to burn down the village in order to save it” mentality.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:47:38am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Boris’ girlfriend probably works for Putin…

Joke, or do you know something about Carrie Symonds?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 1:50:21am

re: #66 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Joke, or do you know something about Carrie Symonds?

Just speculation (irresponsible not to) but when you want kompromat, go right to the closest possible source.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 2:14:22am

Here in Czech Republic, Huawei just won a major contract to supply optical data network equipment for the Ministry of Finance.

Via Google Translate:

Huawei and Huatech will deliver DWDM networking technology to four sites where the Treasury operates and are interconnected through an optical network. It is the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance in Letenská Street, a branch in Voctářova Street, the Tax Office in Lazarská and also the building in Na Vápence. There is a data center under the State Treasury Shared Services Center (SPCSS), which is the entity that provides IT operations for the Ministry of Finance. However, this contract does not apply to the new data center in Zeleneč u Prahy, also under SPCSS.

Huawei won the tender several months after warnings about the company from the National Cyber ​​and Information Security Authority (NUKK). The Ministry of Finance stated that it was approaching the contract with this knowledge and had evaluated the potential risks.

Source (in Czech): novinky.cz

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 2:42:17am

So in a nutshell, what Boris’ office is saying is that even if a no-confidence vote passes the Parliament, they’ll just flat-out refuse to step down.

Shit’s gettin’ real.

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garzooma  Aug 28, 2019 • 2:59:13am

re: #28 sagehen

If Lawrence got played, if that story is wrong… we’re fucked beyond measure. I sure the hell hope his source is reliable.

Same here. I can’t help but wonder if it’s the same source that said Cohen’s phone was in Prague.

Has anyone asked Cohen about this? He’d probably know.

Also, if this is true, we’ll have to ask ourselves how thorough Mueller’s investigation was.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:00:21am

Brexit first, then an election, with a fait accompli. Even if Labour wins, the UK will have already crashed out of the EU. The brexiteers will have gotten their way, even if they end up losing power for doing so.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:01:46am

re: #70 garzooma

Same here. I can’t help but wonder if it’s the same source that said Cohen’s phone was in Prague.

Has anyone asked Cohen about this? He’d probably know.

Also, if this is true, we’ll have to ask ourselves how thorough Mueller’s investigation was.

Its no secret that he didn’t feel that Trump’s business finances were within his mandate to investigate.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:03:12am

re: #71 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Brexit first, then an election, with a fait accompli. Even if Labour wins, the UK will have already crashed out of the EU. The brexiteers will have gotten their way, even if they end up losing power for doing so.

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True enough, but there’s nothing stopping a new British government from applying to rejoin the EU if they so desired. That’s covered under Article 49.

In theory a new PM could do that as a massive “fuck you” to the Brexiteers.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:04:52am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

True enough, but there’s nothing stopping a new British government from applying to rejoin the EU if they so desired. That’s covered under Article 49.

In theory a new PM could do that as a massive “fuck you” to the Brexiteers.

That will take years, even if they can get unanimous approval of the EU countries, which is, I suspect, far from certain after the way the UK has behaved.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:09:38am

re: #74 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That will take years, even if they can get unanimous approval of the EU countries, which is, I suspect, far from certain after the way the UK has behaved.

True - and I also suspect the UK would have to make some major concessions. For example, ceding Gibraltar to Spain.

Which I’m sure a good many Brits would find wholly unacceptable.

I’m sure all manner of maneuvering is going on behind the scenes right about now in the UK. Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:12:48am

re: #75 Dr Lizardo

True - and I also suspect the UK would have to make some major concessions. For example, ceding Gibraltar to Spain.

Which I’m sure a good many Brits would find wholly unacceptable.

I’m sure all manner of maneuvering is going on behind the scenes right about now in the UK. Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

In retrospect, the Scots should’ve seceded when they had the independence referendum. They may have been readmitted to the EU by now. This may break the UK.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:19:45am

Yesterday afternoon I was cleaning up in the living room and saw a car pull into my driveway and stop. The door opened and a guy got out, ran into the road and picked up a turtle, ran back to the driveway and found a safe place to let it go. I ran outside and thanked him. I live on a busy 4 lane road, the turtle’s chance of making it safely across were pretty much zero. For a brief moment I had some faith in humanity again.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:19:57am

re: #76 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In retrospect, the Scots should’ve seceded when they had the independence referendum. They may have been readmitted to the EU by now. This may break the UK.

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a second Scottish independence referendum in the next couple of years or so - and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it wins next time around, with a newly-independent Scotland immediately beginning EU accession negotiations.

And I strongly suspect this could ultimately lead to the complete unification of Ireland as well.

The only thing left will be Wales and England to form a UK rump state - which I’ve seen sarcastically dubbed “Wangland”.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:24:26am

I really really hope this thread is accurate.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:30:24am

Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament

The value of the pound has fallen following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to suspend Parliament on 9 September.

The move is expected to prevent opposition leaders from passing a law to stop a no-deal Brexit.

The pound is down almost 1% against both the euro and US dollar. So £1 is now worth just under €1.10 and $1.22.

[…]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:31:19am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

True enough, but there’s nothing stopping a new British government from applying to rejoin the EU if they so desired. That’s covered under Article 49.

In theory a new PM could do that as a massive “fuck you” to the Brexiteers.

a few weeks of brexit chaos will have them clamoring to be let back in…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:31:59am

re: #79 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I really really hope this thread is accurate.

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Same here. It’d be very difficult for the GOP to defend a man, even if it is their POTUS, who’s been actively engaged in money laundering for the Russian Mob and quite possibly for the Saudis as well.

And if Moscow Mitch could pull this off:

well, then next year’s elections are gonna be lit.

Imagine Trump announcing he won’t seek re-election sometime late spring or early summer next year.

Holy shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:34:29am

re: #76 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In retrospect, the Scots should’ve seceded when they had the independence referendum. They may have been readmitted to the EU by now. This may break the UK.

One of the major arguments about independence was the fact that it would leave them outside the EU with no guarantee of being let back in (Spain might have blocked it in order to set an example for Catalonia, for example)

The other reason was the uncertainty and lack of planning for what would happen after Independence…

That uncertainty did not hinder a majority for Brexit, after all, it meant no fore Foreigners taking our jobs and 50 million pounds per week for the NHS to train and hire new doctors, nurses and staff after all the Poles and Pakistanis flee!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:35:44am

re: #82 Dr Lizardo

Same here. It’d be very difficult for the GOP to defend a man, even if it is their POTUS, who’s been actively engaged in money laundering for the Russian Mob and quite possibly for the Saudis as well.

And if Moscow Mitch could pull this off:

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well, then next year’s elections are gonna be lit.

Imagine Trump announcing he won’t seek re-election sometime late spring or early summer next year.

Holy shit.

Leaving Joe Walsh in position to lead the race…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:37:42am

The real reason Boris Johnson wants to suspend the British parliament

[…]

This is most probably his intention. Such a defeat will likely lead to a general election in early October - if not before - in which Johnson will enjoy significant advantages. Some recent polls suggest that the Conservatives enjoy a strong lead and Johnson’s novelty as a prime minister, as well as his enormous capacity to speak to voters and be listened to, will make him a hot favourite to beat his rivals, especially Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, in a short, sharp campaign.

[…]

To get his election, though, Johnson needs to provoke his opponents into defeating him in parliament on a confidence motion. Judging by the reaction so far this morning, his opponents will do his bidding. Johnson’s outrageous act of seeking to suspend a hostile parliament, therefore, is entirely logical, even if it is a thrashing of the British constitution and its parliamentary democracy. It is also an astonishingly audacious move, which demonstrates how much he has seized the political initiative.

[…]

That people want a strong-man, combined with our general boredom due to the over-automation of our lives, will be the end of democracy.

And Corbyn is as big a failure as anything in politics. Old-time socialists seem unable to adapt.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:41:00am

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Leaving Joe Walsh in position to lead the race…

Mitt will reluctantly rise to his nation’s call.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:48:27am

I think historians will look back at this as a start of a new era in history. I think naively we have thought that liberal democracy would just endure. I still believe in liberal democracy more than ever but increasingly we’re looking for simple answers to complex issues which is why someone like Ron Paul, Bernie, & Trump all appeal to imo the same type of mind though not ideologically the same.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 3:49:02am

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Mitt will reluctantly rise to his nation’s call.

Seamus and Raffelle are ready.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:00:40am

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Mitt will reluctantly rise to his nation’s call.

I do expect Mitt will jump into the 2020 race if and when the House votes to impeach, even before the Senate trial begins.

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steve_davis  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:01:22am

re: #2 gocart mozart

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call me cynical, but 1)I need something more than somebody speculating about this; and 2)if true, the senate still isn’t voting to impeach, so it won’t matter. I’d love it to be true, because I thoroughly enjoy Republicans destroying their party out of fear of Trump voters, and I have no doubt they would burn everything down around them to excuse this.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:08:38am

TS Dorian approaching PR:

radar.weather.gov

It is expected to impact PR, survive, and head to the Bahamas.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:11:31am

re: #90 steve_davis

call me cynical, but 1)I need something more than somebody speculating about this; and 2)if true, the senate still isn’t voting to impeach, so it won’t matter. I’d love it to be true, because I thoroughly enjoy Republicans destroying their party out of fear of Trump voters, and I have no doubt they would burn everything down around them to excuse this.

The situation you describe is better in the long run than a quick sanitary surgery. I do not want to see the GOP absolve itself of Trump.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:24:39am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a few weeks of brexit chaos will have them clamoring to be let back in…

And it will be too late.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:27:05am

Looking at the model output for Dorian, it’s quite clear that the uncertainty is great as the three major models come up with three solutions:

1) Dorian approaches Florida, then kisses the coastline and wanders north along the coast for 5 days then rapidly moves out to sea towards Newfoundland.
2) Dorian hits the central Florida coastline, crosses Florida, moves up the Gulf coastline of Florida, then enters GA and heads east to the Atlantic coast, wanders north to NC, then goes out to sea after 6 days of raining on the mainland.
3) Dorian crosses Florida, moves up to the panhandle, keeps heading north then northeast in the middle of GA/SC/NC where it becomes a remnant low and continues northeast.

However strong Dorian is when it hits the mainland, there looks to be about 5 or 6 days of rain ahead for the southeast.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:27:28am

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Mitt will reluctantly rise to his nation’s call.

LOL, as though anyone is calling for Mitt Romney. He would be a good choice to lose with class though.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:35:20am

Daybreak brings a strong relief image:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:46:38am

re: #96 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Daybreak brings a strong relief image:

that looks like anything but relief

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:47:07am
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 28, 2019 • 4:58:33am

re: #82 Dr Lizardo

No way Trump willingly leaves office unless Pence promises to issue a blanket Pardon for everything, Whether Constitutionally that can be done or not is beside the point. The point is Trump is the mindset perfectly willing to burn down the entire house if it means trying to save his own skin.

35% of the country are with him and share this mindset.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:03:58am

re: #99 Rocky-in-Connecticut

No way Trump willingly leaves office unless Pence promises to issue a blanket Pardon for everything, Whether Constitutionally that can be done or not is beside the point. The point is Trump is the mindset perfectly willing to burn down the entire house if it means trying to save his own skin.

35% of the country are with him and share this mindset.

And a lot more would be willing to assent to that just to get him the fuck outta there.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:05:30am

re: #99 Rocky-in-Connecticut

No way Trump willingly leaves office unless Pence promises to issue a blanket Pardon for everything, Whether Constitutionally that can be done or not is beside the point. The point is Trump is the mindset perfectly willing to burn down the entire house if it means trying to save his own skin.

35% of the country are with him and share this mindset.

True, but a blanket pardon would only cover any Federal crimes Trump may have committed. He’d still be on the hook for state-level charges.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:11:18am

re: #2 gocart mozart

.@Lawrence has a lot riding on this. If true, it’s a Presidency-altering and perhaps history-altering fact.

while a lot of people literally bet their farms on trump, and lost, i’m not ready to bet the farm on this

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:11:25am

re: #101 Dr Lizardo

True, but a blanket pardon would only cover any Federal crimes Trump may have committed. He’d still be on the hook for state-level charges.

Nothing less than fleeing to country with no extradition treaty…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:12:10am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nothing less than fleeing to country with no extradition treaty…

Heh…..maybe that’s what he’s talking about with Putin during those one-on-one off the record little chats.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:13:39am

re: #11 SteelPH

Therefore confirming that he was not actually joking about pardons.

‘please explain the joke and how it’s funny’

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:16:20am

re: #20 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

@RepPeteKing
President Trump’s proposal to purchase Greenland from Denmark should be treated seriously. Would be a strong strategic deterrent against Russian aggression and has vast supplies of natural resources including oil and minerals.

NONE of your reasons or rationale matter

this is literal ‘nonsense’

it’s. not. for. sale.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:18:18am

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

It might help you understand better if you substitute “semi-legit mobster” for “oligarch”.

‘cutout’ works too

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:20:36am

re: #35 Dread Pirate

Farmers are getting angry with Trump for gaslighting them so shamelessly about the impact of his trade wars on them.

Trump’s agriculture sec “joked” that farmers are “whining” about their travails. You’d think this would be a bigger story.

maybe when they vote

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:26:52am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹🎃

What would happen if Queen Elizabeth said “no?”

i would like to see that

“no i wont bail you out of this. you wanted to be PM and now you are. you’ve been in the job a month. now go back and work it out like adults”

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:27:46am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They simply did it out of admiration for his business acumen and his reputation as a ladies’ man…

i was drinking coffee

now it’s all over my screen

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:29:23am

re: #28 sagehen

If Lawrence got played, if that story is wrong… we’re fucked beyond measure. I sure the hell hope his source is reliable.

my only concern at this point is how they confirmed the story

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:34:53am

re: #79 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I really really hope this thread is accurate.

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maybe
and it would be nice
and if it’s on twitter, and accurate, then anything, any posturing going on with the dem caucus is just distraction/kabuki theater

because if twitter knows, the D’s all know too

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:34:55am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nothing less than fleeing to country with no extradition treaty…

Moscow or Riyadh.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:35:51am

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Leaving Joe Walsh in position to lead the race…

life’s been good to him so far…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:37:22am

re: #99 Rocky-in-Connecticut

No way Trump willingly leaves office unless Pence promises to issue a blanket Pardon for everything, Whether Constitutionally that can be done or not is beside the point. The point is Trump is the mindset perfectly willing to burn down the entire house if it means trying to save his own skin.

35% of the country are with him and share this mindset.

Pence might promise to pardon Trump for NY state crimes, but he has no power to do so.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:40:05am

re: #99 Rocky-in-Connecticut

No way Trump willingly leaves office unless Pence promises to issue a blanket Pardon for everything, Whether Constitutionally that can be done or not is beside the point. The point is Trump is the mindset perfectly willing to burn down the entire house if it means trying to save his own skin.

35% of the country are with him and share this mindset.

‘if, if, if’ the laundering et al are true, pardons wont help

there will be too many new state level charges on top of the already known state level charges and investigations going in

the only thing pence could offer is safe passage out of the country

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:42:01am

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m sure the GOP is aware of that as well, and they’re probably not happy with having to spend money in what was their largest safe state to retain it.

That said, they never spent much money here either. I imagine this state wouldn’t be an easy pickup for the Democrats, and they might not want to invest limited resources here to do it, but flipping our five electoral votes and ousting Sasse would certainly sting the GOP.

It wasn’t long ago we had a Democratic senator. Unlike Wyoming up the road, the Nebraska Democratic Party is not a dead letter.

I can remember back in the 70s and 80s Nebraska had 2 Democratic Senators and Democrats winning the governorship. We need to get back to the 50 state strategy and fight every election at every level!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:43:36am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹🎃

What would happen if Queen Elizabeth said “no?”

Just the thought of Boris trying to impeach the Queen for using the Royal Veto…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:46:20am

re: #109 DangerMan

i would like to see that

“no i wont bail you out of this. you wanted to be PM and now you are. you’ve been in the job a month. now go back and work it out like adults”

From what I can gather, that would likely spark an even bigger constitutional crisis - if you can imagine that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:49:02am

re: #110 DangerMan

They simply did it out of admiration for his business acumen and his reputation as a ladies’ man…

i was drinking coffee

now it’s all over my screen

In one of my favorite Chekhov stories, the protagonist is a petty public official who really believes that the bribes he receives are simply expressions of gratitude from the public for the exemplary job he was doing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:49:58am

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just the thought of Boris trying to impeach the Queen for using the Royal Veto…

He is more the sort to try to stage a palace coup

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:56:54am

It looks like Steyer and Gabbard both failed to qualify for the next debate. Yay!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:57:57am

re: #122 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It looks like Steyer and Gabbard both failed to qualify for the next debate. Yay!

deep state at work

90% overlap with DNC

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gocart mozart  Aug 28, 2019 • 5:58:23am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:09:26am

Looks like the decision to suspend Parliament has already been made.

In truth, there’s really nothing the Queen can do. She’s essentially a rubber stamp for whomever the PM is.

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:11:16am

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump priorities. Build the goddamned boondoggle wall no matter the costs (even though he hasn’t added to the length of the wall and tries to take credit for rebuilding sections of the wall with higher fencing as though that will stop someone with a sufficiently long rope and ladder.

Meanwhile, he’s sapped FEMA of funding right in the midst of hurricane season and the latest storm Dorian is bearing down on the USVI, Puerto Rico, and Florida and likely will hit the US mainland as a Cat 2 storm. Yeah, priorities.

Voting for the GOP has consequences - and a death toll in its wake from its depraved indifference to everyone but the 1%.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:20:22am

Overnight, the Russian bots and trolls were trying to get Ilhan Omar’s personal life trending. She’s apparently been accused of an affair with the husband in another couple’s divorce case. It was hilarious to see all these accounts with #MAGA in their bios suddenly be SO concerned about adultery.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:21:32am

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jeffreyw  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:23:19am

Good morning!

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fern01  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:23:26am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹🎃

What would happen if Queen Elizabeth said “no?”

She won’t. She has no power to refuse a request from the PM.

Funny how RW despots like to suspend, close, remove parliament. English Kings lost their power because of these types of acts (and lots of other reasons). Today we seem to accept that these things happen & we can’t stop them. If you can shut down the government you can manipulate the votes. When the USSR was dismantled, we thought democracy had won. Silly us.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:24:07am
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fern01  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:25:08am

re: #57 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Exactly; they didn’t co-sign billions of dollars in loans to Trump for nothing.

There had to be a financial reason for trump to side with Putin against Europe and everywhere else. To see the US do this was something I never expected in my lifetime.

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fern01  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:30:01am

re: #78 Dr Lizardo

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a second Scottish independence referendum in the next couple of years or so - and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it wins next time around, with a newly-independent Scotland immediately beginning EU accession negotiations.

And I strongly suspect this could ultimately lead to the complete unification of Ireland as well.

The only thing left will be Wales and England to form a UK rump state - which I’ve seen sarcastically dubbed “Wangland”.

Scotland is small - population 5 million cf England 67 mill. Economically they will not do well on their own which is why the referendum failed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:34:54am

re: #133 fern01

Scotland is small - population 5 million cf England 67 mill. Economically they will not do well on their own which is why the referendum failed.

They could do well but they would be heavily dependent on trade with the EU.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:35:43am

re: #133 fern01

Scotland is small - population 5 million cf England 67 mill. Economically they will not do well on their own which is why the referendum failed.

My google tells me 55 million English. You were counting the rest of the UK.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:41:08am

re: #78 Dr Lizardo

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a second Scottish independence referendum in the next couple of years or so - and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it wins next time around, with a newly-independent Scotland immediately beginning EU accession negotiations.

And I strongly suspect this could ultimately lead to the complete unification of Ireland as well.

The only thing left will be Wales and England to form a UK rump state - which I’ve seen sarcastically dubbed “Wangland”.

This is one of Putin’s lesser goals, the destruction of the United States being tops on the list.

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:42:31am

Is this one of the few times that Krugman has directly called out a piece by his colleagues rather than subtweeting them?

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:50:02am

I saw that Ron Gronkowski is retiring at 29.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:56:56am
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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:57:17am

re: #138 Belafon

And not nearly the amount of animus as directed at Luck? What’s that about?

Football leaves broken bodies in its wake, and Luck and Gronkowski want to “walk” away with their health relatively intact? Good for them. The sport kills. It causes lifelong disabilities and mental health issues, including CTE.

There’s a reason I stopped watching.

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:58:56am

To Bret: We’re always allowed to punch up.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 6:59:58am

re: #140 lawhawk

And not nearly the amount of animus as directed at Luck? What’s that about?

Football leaves broken bodies in its wake, and Luck and Gronkowski want to “walk” away with their health relatively intact? Good for them. The sport kills. It causes lifelong disabilities and mental health issues, including CTE.

There’s a reason I stopped watching.

I assume they made enough money to live comfortably and are famous enough to choose a further career or profession in something related to sports.

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:02:46am

re: #140 lawhawk

And not nearly the amount of animus as directed at Luck? What’s that about?

Football leaves broken bodies in its wake, and Luck and Gronkowski want to “walk” away with their health relatively intact? Good for them. The sport kills. It causes lifelong disabilities and mental health issues, including CTE.

There’s a reason I stopped watching.

Ron has helped the Patriots win a number of superbowls, while Luck hasn’t even matched Manning’s. How we treat our gladiators is based on how well they entertained us.

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gocart mozart  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:07:07am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:07:08am

re: #140 lawhawk

And not nearly the amount of animus as directed at Luck? What’s that about?

Football leaves broken bodies in its wake, and Luck and Gronkowski want to “walk” away with their health relatively intact? Good for them. The sport kills. It causes lifelong disabilities and mental health issues, including CTE.

There’s a reason I stopped watching.

I went to Pitt while Tony Dorsett was breaking the school records. Hurts me to see him in a wheelchair suffering from dementia.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:11:06am

And there it is.

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:11:21am

re: #140 lawhawk

And not nearly the amount of animus as directed at Luck? What’s that about?

Football leaves broken bodies in its wake, and Luck and Gronkowski want to “walk” away with their health relatively intact? Good for them. The sport kills. It causes lifelong disabilities and mental health issues, including CTE.

There’s a reason I stopped watching.

re: #143 Belafon

Ron has helped the Patriots win a number of superbowls, while Luck hasn’t even matched Manning’s. How we treat our gladiators is based on how well they entertained us.

Not to mention that Luck is the QB. Fair or not, the QBs are generally seen as the team leaders and the major factor in the rise and/or fall of teams alongside the coaches. Gronk was a tight end, albeit an elite one. While a good tight end will almost always make a good team great, they’re also not usually treated as a lynch pin position far as I’m aware, even with the rise of the position’s importance in the last couple decades or so.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:19:18am
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Belafon  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:20:12am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

And there it is.

What is it?

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:21:11am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

And there it is.

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So basically, fuck all can be done now, UK is headlong into unilateral No Deal Brexit because BoJo said so?

Fun. Fine. Fantastic. Nice to see the Tories just dispense with the idea of accountability and just muscle through anyways because what’s going to stop them. Clearly they’ve taken Trump’s examples to heart.

Everything across the world is just on a hard right-wing collapse that can’t be stopped, isn’t it?

re: #149 Belafon

What is it?

The Queen apparently approved the suspension of Parliament from mid-Sept through to October, the entire purpose of which so Boris Johnson can push through the No Deal Hard Brexit without any feedback or no confidence votes from MPs. It’s a pure power move to ensure nothing can prevent Brexit anymore.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:24:20am

We really need a President who doesn’t jerk off the Fox and Friends!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:24:47am

re: #149 Belafon

What is it?

The British Parliament is to be suspended. Basically, this is BoJo’s move to either get a no-deal Brexit or alternatively, force a no-confidence vote so he can get to a general election. Frankly though, the latter - while an interesting idea, sort of ignores that Johnson could simply call a snap election whenever he wants to without having to suspend Parliament first.

What Boris is trying to do, it seems, is prevent Parliament from undercutting his threat of a no-deal Brexit, which is an idle threat at best, because the EU is at this point pretty much finished with their preparations for a UK crash-out of the EU.

It is the UK that will suffer the full force of a no-deal crash and burn. Not to say the rest of the EU won’t take a hit, but the UK will feel it the worst.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:25:17am

re: #151 Joe Bacon 🌹

We really need a President who doesn’t jerk off the Fox and Friends!

Who also understands that the media does not work for the President.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:38:39am

There’s still some good music out there.

Grumpster - Crumbling

From their upcoming album “Underwhelmed”, dropping this November.

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:39:29am

He suffers from Parkinson’s and it’s gotten worse to point he has to resign.

The Governor of Georgia, Kemp (R) gets to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term - to 2022.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:40:27am

re: #155 lawhawk

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He suffers from Parkinson’s and it’s gotten worse to point he has to resign.

The Governor of Georgia, Kemp (R) gets to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term - to 2022.

Please NO SENATOR NEWT! PLEASE!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:40:35am

re: #154 Dr Lizardo

There’s still some good music out there.

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From their upcoming album “Underwhelmed”, dropping this November.

There’s a lot. Just gotta look. I’m seeing a band called Beirut from Santa Fe originally inspired by Balkan music and foreign films.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:40:57am

re: #155 lawhawk

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He suffers from Parkinson’s and it’s gotten worse to point he has to resign.

The Governor of Georgia, Kemp (R) gets to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term - to 2022.

Agh.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:41:34am

re: #156 Joe Bacon 🌹

Please NO SENATOR NEWT! PLEASE!

Not that it matters to a crook like Kemp but is Newt’s next still in Georgia?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:41:47am

re: #153 I Would Prefer Not To

Who also understands that the media does not work for the President.

Never mind that the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press endlessly kissed his ass in 2016…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:42:41am

re: #139 The Pie Overlord!

But the hard truth is that 45% of the Michigan residents poll still want to stick with Trump, no matter how bad he is.

The religious right (and for MI that is significant influence for the Republicans) has permanently programmed into hating any Democrats no matter how bad the Republican may be, ‘cause Je$u$ says so.

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:42:56am

re: #155 lawhawk

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He suffers from Parkinson’s and it’s gotten worse to point he has to resign.

The Governor of Georgia, Kemp (R) gets to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term - to 2022.

Stephen Wolf suggests that there’d be a special election in 2020 to serve the remainder of Isakson’s term? And he tends to be pretty up on things.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:50:10am
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Jay C  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:52:47am

re: #162 Citizen K

Stephen Wolf suggests that there’d be a special election in 2020 to serve the remainder of Isakson’s term? And he tends to be pretty up on things.

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He’s correct. A quick Google shows that Georgia has the rule that a “replacement” Senator has to be confirmed/run again at the next general election. Which will be next November’s.

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:54:41am

re: #162 Citizen K

My source is the NCSL, which indicates that the governor gets to name until the next regularly scheduled election.

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:55:00am
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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:59:25am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 28, 2019 • 7:59:29am

re: #144 gocart mozart

First he stole our country, now he’s stealing our jokes! Is there no end to the Cheeto’s depravity?

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:02:20am

re: #164 Jay C

ADD: Unfortunately, a Senator Gingrich is, IMO, an all-too-real possibility: although I’m sure the GA GOP has more than enough hack politicos on its bench to not have to resurrect The Newt to send to DC to mindlessly back King Orangeanus.

Though Isakson’s retirement/replacement may indeed open up an opportunity for the Ds next year: the seat was naturally a safe (R) otherwise: but I don’t know enough about Georgia politics to opine…..

ADD 2: found out that GA’s other Senate seat (Perdue) is also up next year: so two possible chances for turnover (unlikely, IMO, but possible)

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:14:36am

The Times is a hopeless case and still continues to privilege right-wing narratives by treating them as face-value truth, even years after the bullshit has been called over and over.

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gocart mozart  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:20:08am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:20:24am

re: #170 Citizen K

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The Times is a hopeless case and still continues to privilege right-wing narratives by treating them as face-value truth, even years after the bullshit has been called over and over.

As I have repeatedly said…the Screw York Times is just another cog in the 24/7 Republican Bullshit Machine.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:22:56am

re: #171 gocart mozart

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JFC they really are living in their own alternate reality.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:23:49am

re: #171 gocart mozart

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Hmmmm wonder why the LaRouchites didn’t chime in?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:24:54am

Looks like Matteo Salvini’s plot to call a snap election - and get himself into the PM’s office - may have backfired in truly spectacular fashion.

cnbc.com

LOL

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sagehen  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:24:59am

re: #164 Jay C

He’s correct. A quick Google shows that Georgia has the rule that a “replacement” Senator has to be confirmed/run again at the next general election. Which will be next November’s.

STACY!!!! PLEASE RUN PLEASE!

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:29:06am

re: #176 sagehen

STACY!!!! PLEASE RUN PLEASE!

She already seems to be precluding any run for Senate.

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:30:23am

re: #164 Jay C

He’s correct. A quick Google shows that Georgia has the rule that a “replacement” Senator has to be confirmed/run again at the next general election. Which will be next November’s.

Is that the next possible election, or th enext election that would come up for that seat?

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Citizen K  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:32:36am

re: #178 Belafon

Is that the next possible election, or th enext election that would come up for that seat?

Next possible election. He was last re-elected in ‘16 so his seat wouldn’t have been up again until ‘22.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:37:26am

re: #154 Dr Lizardo

There’s still some good music out there.

[Embedded content]

From their upcoming album “Underwhelmed”, dropping this November.

i ‘literally’ was just thinking about this driving home in my car from mom’s.
music is one of the few things that makes me happy, keeps me sane, and reminds me that parts of the world still function

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:37:37am

re: #174 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmmmm wonder why the LaRouchites didn’t chime in?

The military tribunals finally got around to killing their guy too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:38:19am

re: #174 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmmmm wonder why the LaRouchites didn’t chime in?

I wonder what LaRounche would have been like in the age of the Internet…

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gocart mozart  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:38:47am
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retired cynic  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:39:30am

It is not Greenland, but this is an absolutely glorious short film of Iceland from the air. I wish it was an hour long!

thisiscolossal.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:39:34am

re: #180 DangerMan

i ‘literally’ was just thinking about this driving home in my car from mom’s
music is one of the few things that makes me happy, keeps me sane, and reminds me that parts of the world still function

It’s a good song. Has an early 2000s pop-punk vibe to it, like Green Day or Blink-182.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:40:33am

re: #161 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

But the hard truth is that 45% of the Michigan residents poll still want to stick with Trump, no matter how bad he is.

The religious right (and for MI that is significant influence for the Republicans) has permanently programmed into hating any Democrats no matter how bad the Republican may be, ‘cause Je$u$ says so.

Said pollster Mary Snow:

“In hypothetical matchups between President Trump and the top five Democratic presidential candidates, one key number is 40. It’s the ceiling of support for Trump, no matter the candidate. It hovers close to his job approval rating, which has stayed in a tight range since being elected.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:41:13am

re: #183 gocart mozart

I can’t recall who it was who said it, but she said the ’60s died on August 8th, 1969 on Cielo Drive (paraphrasing from memory).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:42:13am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

I can’t recall who it was who said it, but she said the ’60s died on August 8th, 1969 on Cielo Drive (paraphrasing from memory).

I was only ten years old at the time, but even I noticed a shift from the happy peaceful love-and-flowers hippy generation to something more dark and menacing.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:42:19am

re: #163 Ace-o-aces

Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!….

WHOA there big fella. we did this yesterday

‘approval’ is meaningless (and you got the number wrong anyway

HOW MUCH MONEY WAS ACTUALLY SENT TO PR?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:48:44am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was only ten years old at the time, but even I noticed a shift from the happy peaceful love-and-flowers hippy generation to something more dark and menacing.

I was only five days old when the Tate/LaBianca murders happened, but needless to say, it had become a part of L.A. legend by the time I was around eight or nine years old.

From what I can gather, the murders certainly caused a lot of people to take a very dim view of hippies afterwards. No more “peace and love and Jesus loves you all”, that’s for damn sure.

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William Lewis  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:49:26am

re: #174 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmmmm wonder why the LaRouchites didn’t chime in?

Still in Mourning for their Fearless Leader?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:50:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:51:06am
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retired cynic  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:51:51am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

If IF PR is able to become a state as a result of his screwing them so bigly, he might be right, in an upside down way.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:51:55am

It looks like Mattis’ opinion piece in the WSJ is getting the usual push from the nattering masses.

But the problem with the opinion piece is that Mattis doesn’t really direct the harsh judgement at Trump, that is needed.

Instead it is more like a mea culpa, a lament about how things could have been better.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:52:14am

re: #171 gocart mozart

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So if Queen Elizabeth has gotten the Charles I treatment (though presumably, they kept her head on) who signed off on Boris Johnson’s latest coup Parliamentary shenanigans?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:53:30am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sick fuck. Sick fuck.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:54:08am

hey, it’s the anniversary of tan suit scandal day

and of course we all know why it was a scandal. (hint: it wasnt the tan suit)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:55:14am
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sagehen  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:56:20am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

I can’t recall who it was who said it, but she said the ’60s died on August 8th, 1969 on Cielo Drive (paraphrasing from memory).

Joan Didion

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 8:58:36am

mood in the danger household:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:02:01am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

I can’t recall who it was who said it, but she said the ’60s died on August 8th, 1969 on Cielo Drive (paraphrasing from memory).

Also no coincidence that it coincided with Operation Intercept, when the feds tried to crack down on the marijuana trade, causing dealers to switch to heroin, which was much more profitable, easier to smuggle and conceal all while guaranteeing a small-but-loyal customer base.

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John Hughes  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:02:58am

re: #133 fern01

Scotland is small - population 5 million cf England 67 mill. Economically they will not do well on their own which is why the referendum failed.

Absolutely, that explains why Denmark, population 5.749 million is so much poorer than the UK. Wait, what?

UK GDP/Capita: $42,878
Denmark GDP/Capita: $60,692

The referendum on Scottish independence failed because the UK warned that independence would mean leaving the EU and the EU is very popular in Scotland.

Funny how that turned out

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:04:59am

re: #178 Belafon

Is that the next possible election, or th enext election that would come up for that seat?

The next possible election. So both Ga Senate seats are up.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:06:58am

Looks like Dorian is going to slide just east of PR, though the VI are being hit:

radar.weather.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:12:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:15:24am
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Jay C  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:15:46am

re: #203 John Hughes

Absolutely, that explains why Denmark, population 5.749 million is so much poorer than the UK. Wait, what?

UK GDP/Capita: $42,878
Denmark GDP/Capita: $60,692

The referendum on Scottish independence failed because the UK warned that independence would mean leaving the EU and the EU is very popular in Scotland.

Funny how that turned out

Well, popular as the EU might be in Scotland, they are still likely to be screwed either way. With the UK out of the EU, they’re going to be just another backwater province with a small population and a small localized economy: but even if they do go through with an independence movement, there’s still no guarantee that a separate Scotland would be automatically admitted back into the Union. IIRC, admission of new members to the EU has to be by unanimous vote: and Spain has already said (though a few years back) that they would vote “no” so as not to give the Catalans any ideas….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:17:58am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Go away Jim. You’re not Eisenhower.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:19:02am

re: #203 John Hughes

Absolutely, that explains why Denmark, population 5.749 million is so much poorer than the UK. Wait, what?

UK GDP/Capita: $42,878
Denmark GDP/Capita: $60,692

The referendum on Scottish independence failed because the UK warned that independence would mean leaving the EU and the EU is very popular in Scotland.

Funny how that turned out

Yes, and there was a great deal of uncertainty about what would follow…which currency, what to do about UK’s nuclear weapons and subs (all stationed in Scotland) and whether they would be admitted to the EU.

Spain would probably have blocked Scotland in order not to create an example for Catalonia to follow. I believe that the EU would currently be happy now to let Scotland back into the fold when the UK falls away permanently.

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gocart mozart  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:21:53am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

The bog post is about that being a myth. It died on election day Nov 1968

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:22:44am

re: #200 sagehen

Joan Didion

That’s her.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:30:21am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:31:41am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:31:47am

re: #204 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The next possible election. So both Ga Senate seats are up.

Yes, but let’s remember the dude that screwed Stacey Abrams is the current Governor of Georgia.

Don’t think he won’t try more shady shit to keep his GOP buddies in those seats.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:35:16am

FUCK YOU!

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:36:51am

Sad stuff…

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:40:12am

re: #214 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Don’t worry, emma, Trump will probably try to trade you for Greenland.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:42:31am

Naive question: Would Donnie’s co-signer issue showed up by the mandatory audits the IRS conducts of all incoming potus?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:42:35am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

..And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!

Asshole thinks he’s the messiah and Roberto Clemente

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:43:43am

re: #217 lawhawk

Sad stuff…

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That is said, but it also highlights the risks of those kind of pursuits.

Wonderful, badass lady though. RIP.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:45:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:45:54am

re: #214 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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the orange moron wishes he could do the same thing here

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:47:26am

Meanwhile in Italy, Salvini is absolutely losing his shit.

Nationalist League leader Matteo Salvini on Wednesday said the League would tell President Mattarella to end the “disgrace” of a government-formation bid by his former ally the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD).
“This afternoon we’ll go to the Quirinal Palace and we’ll tell Mattarella to out an end to this indecent, disgraceful spectacle, without dignity or honour,” Salvini told reporters.
Salvini pulled the plug on the 14-month M5S-League government on August 8 citing inaction by the M5S, especially over a new high-speed train link to France.
The outgoing interior minister had hoped for a snap election to capitalise on booming poll numbers because of his anti-migrant policies.

ansa.it

This was a massive political miscalculation on Salvini’s part. Serves him right.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:48:30am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile in Italy, Salvini is absolutely losing his shit.

ansa.it

This was a massive political miscalculation on Salvini’s part. Serves him right.

Good.

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sagehen  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:48:56am

re: #208 Jay C

Well, popular as the EU might be in Scotland, they are still likely to be screwed either way. With the UK out of the EU, they’re going to be just another backwater province with a small population and a small localized economy: but even if they do go through with an independence movement, there’s still no guarantee that a separate Scotland would be automatically admitted back into the Union. IIRC, admission of new members to the EU has to be by unanimous vote: and Spain has already said (though a few years back) that they would vote “no” so as not to give the Catalans any ideas….

If Scotland wants to join the EU by itself, that would necessitate a hard border between Scotland and England. I don’t see that being popular.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:49:36am

re: #226 sagehen

If Scotland wants to join the EU by itself, that would necessitate a hard border between Scotland and England. I don’t see that being popular.

resurrect Hadrian’s Wall…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:49:53am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

Good.

Yeah, it totally blew up in his face. Too clever by half, as the old saying goes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:50:59am
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mmmirele  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:51:44am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was only ten years old at the time, but even I noticed a shift from the happy peaceful love-and-flowers hippy generation to something more dark and menacing.

Either that or the Altamont concert later in 1969.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:53:57am

re: #219 Dr. Matt

Naive question: Would Donnie’s co-signer issue showed up by the mandatory audits the IRS conducts of all incoming potus?

based on absolutely no information, i’d say no

irs audits income and deductions w/r/t tax liability
the source of loan funds (generally) isn’t relevant

it could come up through questions about the deduction of the interest but even that still likely only goes to the legitimacy and source of the funds - ie the bank, not what dox had to be submitted to the lender to ‘qualify’ for the loan

(one man’s guess)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:54:11am

re: #226 sagehen

If Scotland wants to join the EU by itself, that would necessitate a hard border between Scotland and England. I don’t see that being popular.

No, but it may well be the lesser of two evils.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:55:25am

re: #226 sagehen

If Scotland wants to join the EU by itself, that would necessitate a hard border between Scotland and England. I don’t see that being popular.

I for one would completely support the US buying Scotland (and all that beautiful distilled product they make).

/ half sarc

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:55:26am

re: #216 DodgerFan1988

Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!….

who’s the president of all 50 states and all the territories?

what are you doing about it?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:56:14am

re: #229 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Actually, Trump wants Greenland as the 51st state. But if he can get England to be his vassel, then the plan is to trade England to Denmark (to reconstitute the Danelaw) in exchange for Greenland.

MAKE DOGGERLAND GREAT AGAIN!!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:58:06am

re: #230 mmmirele

Either that or the Altamont concert later in 1969.

Between the Tate/LaBianca murders and the Altamont fiasco, yeah, that rang the curtain down on the Haight/Ashbury peace and love era once and for all.

Woodstock was the last hurrah of the ’60s.

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Teukka  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:58:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:58:10am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2019 • 9:59:06am

re: #234 DangerMan

who’s the president of all 50 states and all the territories?

what are you doing about it?

He’s the opposite of the Buck Stops Here.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:00:17am

I’m happy to report that after I sent an email to mediabiasfactcheck.com about a really bad description of LGF at their site, they completely rewrote the review and are now rating LGF’s “factual reporting” as HIGH.

I’m not used to actually getting a favorable response from people like this. I may need to sit down.

mediabiasfactcheck.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:00:34am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:01:36am

Final trailer for Joker just dropped:

JOKER - Final Trailer

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MsJ  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:05:55am

re: #82 Dr Lizardo

Same here. It’d be very difficult for the GOP to defend a man, even if it is their POTUS, who’s been actively engaged in money laundering for the Russian Mob and quite possibly for the Saudis as well.

And if Moscow Mitch could pull this off:

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well, then next year’s elections are gonna be lit.

Imagine Trump announcing he won’t seek re-election sometime late spring or early summer next year.

Holy shit.

Imagine trump managing to not shit on every single republican thereafter.

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:08:24am
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mmmirele  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:08:35am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

Final trailer for Joker just dropped:

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If they’re going for “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy” vibes, they succeeded. It’s a great trailer. Hope it’s a good movie.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:09:01am

re: #243 MsJ

Imagine trump managing to not shit on every single republican thereafter.

Now that’s unimaginable.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:09:05am

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

i think this is 100% accurate.

you want to call them something else than lies? go ahead.
they are still lies.
we are uncomfortable with lies
we are also uncomfortable with not calling them lies

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:10:13am

re: #245 mmmirele

If they’re going for “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy” vibes, they succeeded. It’s a great trailer. Hope it’s a good movie.

Same here. Looks to me like Joaquin Phoenix was a good choice to play the Joker; he’s very good at playing emotionally damaged or disturbed characters.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:10:19am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

He’s the opposite of the Buck Stops Here.

yup
he wants the trappings, not the job

he wants to tweet and rally, occasionally slap on a tariff
nothing else, cause there’s very little ‘transactional’ stuff

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:10:46am

re: #247 DangerMan

Well, we all said he’d find someone worse than SHS.

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dirkdigglerjr  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:13:40am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

Looks like an absolute tour de force for Joaquin Phoenix.

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Interesting Times  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:13:50am

*chef’s kiss*

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:14:02am

re: #240 Charles Johnson

I’m happy to report that after I sent an email to mediabiasfactcheck.com about a really bad description of LGF at their site, they completely rewrote the review and are now rating LGF’s “factual reporting” as HIGH.

I’m not used to actually getting a favorable response from people like this. I may need to sit down.

mediabiasfactcheck.com

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:15:22am

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

OK, a bee farmer was tired of bears stealing his honey, so he turned them into taste testers.

while this is clever market research, it might only work in a bear market
(ducks)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:16:29am

re: #251 dirkdigglerjr

Looks like an absolute tour de force for Joaquin Phoenix.

Indeed it does - and pretty soon, we’ll probably all forget about Jared Leto’s take on the Joker. If Joaquin’s performance is as good as it looks in the trailer, he may well rival the late Heath Ledger’s bravura performance.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:19:09am

re: #247 DangerMan

i think this is 100% accurate.

you want to call them something else than lies? go ahead.
they are still lies.
we are uncomfortable with lies
we are also uncomfortable with not calling them lies

“You libs are always taking maga potus too literally, figuratively, realistically metaphorically, nonsensically, onto-logically, perspicaciously. Instead you should just accept whatever he says until he tells us to think something else.”

/

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dirkdigglerjr  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:20:01am

re: #255 Dr Lizardo

Joker will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and also be shown at Toronto and New York festivals. Warner Brothers must be thinking it has an Oscar contender on its hands.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:21:12am

There’s been an active shooter situation in Crystal City, VA, just outside DC. My boss’s husband works in a building that was in lock down. He’s OK. Seems to have been a domestic violence issue at work. Victim and shooter in stable condition at hospital.

Just another day in Merica.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:21:46am

re: #216 DodgerFan1988

FUCK YOU!

Yep, there’s a history of the Kremlin having its friends in charge in that area, Castro, Ortega, Puerto Rico’s current president…..

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:22:13am

re: #247 DangerMan

i think this is 100% accurate.

you want to call them something else than lies? go ahead.
they are still lies.
we are uncomfortable with lies
we are also uncomfortable with not calling them lies

“He doesn’t lie, you just don’t like what he says.”

I guess that’s creative. //

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:23:06am

re: #257 dirkdigglerjr

Joker will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and also be shown at Toronto and New York festivals. Warner Brothers must be thinking it has an Oscar contender on its hands.

I didn’t know that. Yeah, by showing Joker at prestigious film festivals like that, you may well be right that WB is thinking they’ve got some serious Oscar bait.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:23:42am

re: #216 DodgerFan1988

FUCK YOU!

Another not dignity non presidential tweet from our chief tweeter.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:24:05am

re: #244 The Pie Overlord!

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Admittedly, I only read the summary tweet, but what does that even mean?

I mean…the Electoral College pretty much makes it such that the US isn’t for everyone and certainly elevates a minority into a level of undeserved electoral importance.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:24:55am

this AM we had a Queen butterfly bust out of its cocoon, and a Monarch as well

two others came by and laid some eggs

these are stock pix (sorry)

Queen
Monarch
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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:26:42am

re: #256 Sir John Barron

“You libs are always taking maga potus too literally, figuratively, realistically metaphorically, nonsensically, onto-logically, perspicaciously. Instead you should just accept whatever he says until he tells us to think something else.”

/

sorry, ms press secretary, im not susceptible to gaslighting or hypnotism, or any other kind of individual or mass delusional thinking

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:28:30am

re: #260 Sir John Barron

“He doesn’t lie, you just don’t like what he says.”

I guess that’s creative. //

sure
but only if we want to redefine ‘lie’ /

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:36:21am

re: #262 Sir John Barron

Another not dignity non presidential tweet from our chief tweeter.

what did i read yesterday?
where trump could act like he does and not lose his job?

- president with a willing senate
- owner of your own closely held business

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:37:17am

re: #266 DangerMan

sure
but only if we want to redefine ‘lie’ /

Haven’t we already started calling them “alternative facts”?

//

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:39:13am

re: #268 Eclectic Cyborg

Haven’t we already started calling them “alternative facts”?

//

he yes
we no

besides, we don’t want to endanger our collective reputation:
re: #240 Charles Johnson

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The Pie Overlord!  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:42:20am

He just can’t NOT be an asshole.

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:46:14am

Neighborhood child sex predator and racist opines predictably.

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:46:31am

re: #148 Ace-o-aces

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
….I don’t want to Win for myself, I only want to Win for the people. The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!

commenter on another website pointed this out
(sometimes im slow on the uptake)

“anymore?!?!?!”

So you admit they were working for you?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:46:57am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:51:35am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:53:18am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:54:19am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:56:52am

re: #270 The Pie Overlord!

He just can’t NOT be an asshole.

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Newsflash, you orange dipshit:

PUERTO RICO IS IN THE PATH OF MOST ATLANTIC HURRICANES. It’s a geographical fact. They can’t just up and move the fucking island to get out of the way of a storm.

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:57:56am

re: #277 Eclectic Cyborg

Newsflash, you orange dipshit:

PUERTO RICO IS IN THE PATH OF MOST ATLANTIC HURRICANES. It’s a geographical fact. They can’t just up and move the fucking island to get out of the way of a storm.

Nuke it from orbit. That’d solve that. /Trump

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Dread Pirate  Aug 28, 2019 • 10:58:19am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 28, 2019 • 11:01:40am
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sagehen  Aug 28, 2019 • 11:02:21am

re: #264 DangerMan

this AM we had a Queen butterfly bust out of its cocoon, and a Monarch as well

two others came by and laid some eggs

these are stock pix (sorry)

[Embedded content]

[Embedded image]Monarch

When I was a child, monarch butterflies were an enormous swarm every year. By the time I was an adolescent, they were smaller swarms. As a young adult, I saw a flurry of them every year. Now well into middle age, they’re an occasional thing.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2019 • 11:04:35am

36 years/$50. Sometimes the BS is too much, even for an Alabama Judge:

Man gets time served after 36 years in prison for Bessemer bakery robbery

al.com

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DangerMan  Aug 28, 2019 • 11:06:34am

re: #281 sagehen

When I was a child, monarch butterflies were an enormous swarm every year. By the time I was an adolescent, they were smaller swarms. As a young adult, I saw a flurry of them every year. Now well into middle age, they’re an occasional thing.

for just that reason we plant milkweed and trees like sweet acacia that attract

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2019 • 11:08:52am

re: #280 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

There’s supposedly authorization for 20 miles of new barrier to be built in FY 20-21, but as we’ve seen, Trump lies about everything and whether it gets built is a separate story from the cost of rebuilding exist sections of fence with taller fence that is still able to be scaled with ropes and ladders (or tunneled underneath).

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 28, 2019 • 12:18:49pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*cough*bullshit*cough*


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