Tiny Desk Concert: The Return of the Tallest Man on Earth

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There’s nobody else like this brilliant weirdo in music today.

Watch The Tallest Man On Earth play “What I’ve Been Kicking Around”, “I’ll Be A Sky” and “The Running Styles of New York” at the Tiny Desk.

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Sept. 9, 2019 | Bob Boilen — It’s 10 years almost to the day since we published The Tallest Man On Earth’s Tiny Desk in 2009. What I remember most about that performance was the intensity of Kristian Matsson and how astonished our audience was to discover him. I think of it as one of our very first viral videos. Tiny Desk Concerts were in their infancy in 2009; we had recorded only about 25 by the time he visited my desk. Now, almost 850 Tiny Desk Concerts later, The Tallest Man On Earth returns with a touch of grey and a beard, but still ever so slender and intense.

The Swedish singer now splits his time between Djurås, Sweden and Brooklyn, N.Y., and has just put out his fifth studio album titled, I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream. I think Kristian Matsson’s words are more focused, more observational and more appreciative of life than in the past. His new song, “The Running Styles of New York,” begins with, “I hear beauty in things / Like the neighbors return / To their love and pride / Their day like a wicked ride / But then to belong.”

C.J. Camerieri joins him on French Horn and trumpet and those mournful sounds amplify these songs and their thoughtful intent. Hey, Kristian, want to come back in 2029?

SET LIST
“What I’ve Been Kicking Around”
“I’ll Be A Sky”
“The Running Styles of New York”

MUSICIANS
Kristian Matsson: vocals, guitar; C.J. Camerieri: trumpet, French horn

CREDITS
Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Jeremiah Rhodes; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Paul Georgoulis; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Shuran Huang/NPR

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176 comments

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 13, 2019 • 7:54:12pm

Mom always mumbled about how she hated to debone these…

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Charles Johnson  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:16:48pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:32:57pm

From previous thread

WOW! My number one, favorite most-wanted copy of any World War II book has come on the market.


OSS chief “Wild Bill” Donovan’s copy of Antoine de St. Exupery’s Flight to Arras, personally inscribed by St. Exupery.

Signed limited edition one of 500 copies, additionally inscribed by Saint-Exupery. Octavo, original half leather, gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt. Additionally inscribed on the half-title page (translated from the French), “For Colonel Donovan, With all my esteem and all my friendship. Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” The recipient William Joseph “Wild Bill” Donovan was an American soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat. He is best remembered as the wartime head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, during World War II. He is also known as the “Father of American Intelligence” and the “Father of Central Intelligence.”

It’s pricey but this may only happen once in a thousand years.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:43:10pm

re: #3 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

From previous thread

WOW! My number one, favorite most-wanted copy of any World War II book has come on the market.

OSS chief “Wild Bill” Donovan’s copy of Antoine de St. Exupery’s Flight to Arras, personally inscribed by St. Exupery.

It’s pricey but this may only happen once in a thousand years.

Big time banker in NY between the wars. Didn’t he win the MOH in WW1?

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:43:23pm

I will say this again because of the new thread.

The white supremacist sticker that was in one of my walking parks has been removed. I’m pleased.

The last two nights walking with doggo have been just perfect. Sigh. I love this time of year.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:44:15pm

re: #3 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

From previous thread

WOW! My number one, favorite most-wanted copy of any World War II book has come on the market.

OSS chief “Wild Bill” Donovan’s copy of Antoine de St. Exupery’s Flight to Arras, personally inscribed by St. Exupery.

It’s pricey but this may only happen once in a thousand years.

Sometimes you just have to have it (although my biggest extravagance was about $1200).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:51:40pm

re: #4 austin_blue

Big time banker in NY between the wars. Didn’t he win the MOH in WW1?

MoH citation:

Lt. Col. Donovan personally led the assaulting wave in an attack upon a very strongly organized position, and when our troops were suffering heavy casualties he encouraged all near him by his example, moving among his men in exposed positions, reorganizing decimated platoons, and accompanying them forward in attacks. When he was wounded in the leg by machine-gun bullets, he refused to be evacuated and continued with his unit until it withdrew to a less exposed position.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 13, 2019 • 8:53:31pm

re: #6 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Sometimes you just have to have it (although my biggest extravagance was about $1200).

About two weeks’ worth of Wayne LaPierre’s clothing allowance, and he still looks like a ragbag.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:00:30pm

re: #7 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

MoH citation:

He was a bigly frenemy of FDR until he was offered the OSS position. Put an organization together which worked closely with the English to get agents into France to assist the Resistance and blow shit up, gather intelligence, and generally cause mayhem in the German rear.

Quite the Man, wasn’t he?

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:04:42pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:08:49pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:13:10pm

re: #9 austin_blue

He was a bigly frenemy of FDR until he was offered the OSS position. Put an organization together which worked closely with the English to get agents into France to assist the Resistance and blow shit up, gather intelligence, and generally cause mayhem in the German rear.

Quite the Man, wasn’t he?

FDR was like Lincoln in that respect, he would use whatever tools were available to him regardless of past conflicts or personal friction. At the opposite extreme, Douglas MacArthur measured a subordinate’s value by the magnitude of the subordinate’s sycophancy. Didn’t know till tonight that the OSS did not operate in the Philippines during the war, including the Japanese occupation, when their know-how and resources might have been vital. MacArthur blocked them from the theater, preferring to rely on his own bungling intelligence operation headed by the famously inept Maj. Gen. Charles Willoughby.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:22:13pm

NOW you tell me.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:27:00pm

Happy 90th birthday, Michael Peacock! Michael was the producer of the BBC’s 1956 April Fool’s day “report” on the Spaghetti Harvest in Ticino, often cited as the “biggest hoax ever pulled by a reputable news agency.”

BBC: Spaghetti-Harvest in Ticino

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:37:35pm

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

FDR was like Lincoln in that respect, he would use whatever tools were available to him regardless of past conflicts or personal friction. At the opposite extreme, Douglas MacArthur measured a subordinate’s value by the magnitude of the subordinate’s sycophancy. Didn’t know till tonight that the OSS did not operate in the Philippines during the war, including the Japanese occupation, when their know-how and resources might have been vital. MacArthur blocked them from the theater, preferring to rely on his own bungling intelligence operation headed by the famously inept Maj. Gen. Charles Willoughby.

Yeah, there was a huge fight between Mac and the intelligence services over who had access to intelligence in the push toward the Philippines. Mac liked to brag. He was a security risk, because we had the codes, called Magic, that the Japanese Navy used. It’s how we were able to shoot down Yamamoto. Willoughby wasn’t *that* inept, it was just that no one would talk to him because the Military Intel Services hated Mac that much. He just would’nt fucking listen to them, and couldn’t keep his mouth shut, talking about top secret info while playing bridge with his wife and their friends. Willoughby was kept clueless by the people that had cut Mac out the of the loop.

Then again, he was a pompous, self-important yes-man of a human being, and probably deserved what he got. No more self-awareness than a dog licking it’s asshole on a public street.

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plansbandc  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:50:26pm

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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:53:01pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:53:06pm

It’s shit like this that made guillotines so fashionable in France:

“While the Sacklers continue to lowball victims and skirt a responsible settlement, we refuse to allow the family to misuse the courts in an effort to shield their financial misconduct,” James told the Times in a statement. “Records from one financial institution alone have shown approximately $1 billion in wire transfers between the Sacklers, entities they control, and different financial institutions, including those that have funneled funds into Swiss bank accounts.”

Court documents filed by James’s office on Friday reportedly show initial findings from one unnamed financial institution. The filing reportedly shows a series of transfers by former Purdue board member Mortimer D.A. Sackler.

“Already, these records have allowed the state to identify previously unknown shell companies that one of the Sackler defendants used to shift Purdue money through accounts around the world and then conceal it in at least two separate multimillion-dollar real estate investments back here in New York, sanitized [until now] of any readily detectable connections to the Sackler family,” wrote lawyer David E. Nachman from James’s office in a letter to the court, according to the Times.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:54:57pm

re: #16 plansbandc

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Ooh, movie snacks!

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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:57:04pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2019 • 9:58:07pm

Gotta remember this one

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gocart mozart  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:02:11pm
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MsJ  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:03:28pm

re: #11 gocart mozart

Sessions will just lie anyway. He’s got a lot to hide in his own.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:04:13pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

It’s shit like this that made guillotines so fashionable in France:

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They need to lose everything. All their money, all their real estate, all their assets. Just because you own a publically traded company doesn’t mean you aren’t high end drug dealers, profiteering off the pain and suffering of your victims.

Fuck ‘em. Fuck ‘em right up the ass.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:10:56pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

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When you have relatives who are in prayer chains praying for the death of George Soros...you cut off any further contact with them!

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:13:24pm

re: #20 gocart mozart

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She knows it’s toxic politics. That’s the point. The toxicity is a means of maintaining division, as division is the only way that conservative ideas seem appealing. For all of their insistence that their beliefs and acts are motivated by “logic,” wingnuts are some of the most emotional people you’ll ever meet.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:13:31pm

re: #21 gocart mozart

Gotta remember this one

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He lives in a shithole (part) of the country, in a shithole of a house, which he maintains like a shithole, and yet he has a 30-round magazine in what appears to be an SK knockoff, which if he started pulling the trigger as fast as he possibly could would climb toward the moon because it has no stock.

This is a great picture of an American moron Trump supporter. The new clay of the American West, etc. etc.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:14:31pm

re: #21 gocart mozart

Gotta remember this one

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:14:42pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

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If George Soros is a man of such cunning and planning that he can keep an international conspiracy going that acts out his every whim and goal…then we need that man in the White House. He’d have Xi eating out of his hand by the end of the first month.

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:15:09pm

re: #28 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Dread Pirate  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:16:26pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

It’s shit like this that made guillotines so fashionable in France:

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No, the guillotines should be for the drug companies that jack up the price for no reason. People like the Sacklers should suffer Sir William Wallace’s fate.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:24:22pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

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Well, let’s start with this. George Soros is a kid who survived the Holocaust in Eastern Europe by doing what he had to to survive.

He’s also a lot smarter than you will ever be, which is not surprising. You are a QAnon drone.

He is one of the sharpest minds in international finance and has made himself a shitpot of money which he has used to support anti-fascist, and anti-Jewish, and anti-democratic movements across the globe.

He’s kind of like, my hero.

I just wish he would send me my annual $100,000 check for supporting him.

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uriel  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:24:59pm

re: #13 Ace-o-aces

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NOW you tell me.

Actually, they buried the lead…

I knew it was a scam. Manipulative little s.o.b.s.

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Targetpractice  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:26:51pm

re: #27 austin_blue

He lives in a shithole (part) of the country, in a shithole of a house, which he maintains like a shithole, and yet he has a 30-round magazine in what appears to be an SK knockoff, which if he started pulling the trigger as fast as he possibly could would climb toward the moon because it has no stock.

This is a great picture of an American moron Trump supporter. The new clay of the American West, etc. etc.

Not to mention this “responsible gun owner” is ignoring two of the most basic gun safety rules by having his finger on the trigger of a gun whose safety is off and pointed at Zod only knows what. This goober shouldn’t be trusted with a potato gun.

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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:28:44pm

re: #28 Joe Bacon 🌹

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He’s got a really tiny pecker, unless he just jumped out of a really cold shower, which I doubt, because I bet he doesn’t bathe that much.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:34:21pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

It’s shit like this that made guillotines so fashionable in France:

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It is so infuriating that these men won’t spend one day in prison. They should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the tens of thousands of deaths that should be laid at their doorstep, as well as forfeiting all their assets.

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Dread Pirate  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:42:03pm

re: #35 austin_blue

He’s got a really tiny pecker, unless he just jumped out of a really cold shower, which I doubt, because I bet he doesn’t bathe that much.

To be fair, it could be erect and he could be rubbing it against the stock. We just don’t know.

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Dread Pirate  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:43:21pm

That raised cheek-rest edge is a little rough though.

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teleskiguy  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:49:19pm
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austin_blue  Sep 13, 2019 • 10:51:28pm

re: #37 Dread Pirate

To be fair, it could be erect and he could be rubbing it against the stock. We just don’t know.

I don’t think that idiot could get a hard-on if a DRumpf porn star was rubbing off a quick one in front of him. He lives in mom’s basement, for dog’s sake, and imagines himself as the next incarnation of Ironman.

I’m off to bed, all. Sweet scaly dreams. I am sure more dysfunctional fun fun fun awaits us tomorrow as the POTUS shit-tweets us a new stream-of-consciousness crapfest.

Just another day in our new Amerika.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2019 • 11:25:02pm

We need spy-squirrel to go along with spy-turtle, to lurk around the WH property to find out what Trump really is doing in the WH:

Squirrels Savagely Stealing Acorns | Spy In The Wild | BBC Earth

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Dread Pirate  Sep 13, 2019 • 11:39:24pm
Freedom of navigation, bitches!
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2019 • 11:47:44pm

It all flows together:

Man filmed giving Nazi salute at pro-Brexit rally didn’t break law, police say

A protester who threw a Nazi salute for the camera at a pro-Brexit rally in Parliament Square did not break the law, police have said.

This is despite a police officer at the scene saying he had committed a public order offence but that arresting him would have put pro-remain protesters at risk of violence.

Campaign group Hope Not Hate said the footage demonstrates how Brexit has become a ‘mobilising force for the far right’ who have a strong presence during protests.

The man was filmed during a protest organised by the right-wing Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), which is often accused of Islamophobia.

The DFLA have distanced themselves from the man wearing the red Make America Great Again hat and say they have no control over who attends their rallies.

[…]

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 13, 2019 • 11:50:59pm

The Conservative party of Boris Johnson is learning from America’s hate-right propaganda machines:

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:02:56am

re: #14 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Happy 90th birthday, Michael Peacock! Michael was the producer of the BBC’s 1956 April Fool’s day “report” on the Spaghetti Harvest in Ticino, often cited as the “biggest hoax ever pulled by a reputable news agency.”

This was at a time when the British considered spaghetti an exotic foreign food, along with everything that was not fish and ships, roast, Yorkshire pudding, spotted dick, toad in the hole and boiled potatoes & carrots…

Spaghetti Bolognaise is now a standard, but in keeping with their traditions, they refer to it as “Spagbol”

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Dread Pirate  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:15:03am

And yet you have done little on the Rohingya situation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:19:15am

re: #46 Dread Pirate

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And yet you have done little on the Rohingya situation.

More interested in Rohypnol

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uriel  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:22:17am

You know, I was watching an old Some More News video and Stormy Daniels came up, and I was suddenly reminded of this:

history.com

Remember when the right pretended to care about character?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:24:12am

re: #48 uriel

You know, I was watching an old Some More News video and Stormy Daniels came up, and I was suddenly reminded of this:

history.com

Remember when the right pretended to care about character?

They cared and still care about moral browbeating when it is in their political interest.

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Dread Pirate  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:38:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:00:21am

re: #50 Dread Pirate

It’s been speculated over the years that’s may well be what happened to Connie Converse, a folk singer who’s been missing since the summer of 1974. She left her home in search of new life and she’s never been seen or heard from again; it’s also thought that she may have committed suicide.

en.wikipedia.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:01:40am

re: #50 Dread Pirate

Missing man’s remains found after 22 years as Google satellite images show car submerged in Florida lake

One of my favorite German jokes: They rescue an old fellow who has driven his car into the river. He spits out, “They spend millions every year building bridges, but where is one when you really need it?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:02:10am

re: #51 Dr Lizardo

It’s been speculated over the years that’s may well be what happened to Connie Converse, a folk singer who’s been missing since the summer of 1974. She left her home in search of new life and she’s never been seen or heard from again; it’s also thought that she may have committed suicide.

en.wikipedia.org

And the still-missing lead singer of the Manic Street Preachers

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:07:49am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember that - as I recall, he was last seen in the vicinity of a well-known suicide hotspot (IIRC, a bridge) but there’s still rumors floating around he may have staged his own disappearance, for reasons best known only to himself.

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fern01  Sep 14, 2019 • 2:05:50am

re: #49 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They cared and still care about moral browbeating when it is in their political interest.

Mainly displayed by attacking young women who become pregnant and forcing them to have the child and live in poverty. That is all that is left of GOP family values.

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Dread Pirate  Sep 14, 2019 • 2:15:10am

Canada is ready for Waterworld.

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jeffreyw  Sep 14, 2019 • 5:35:54am

k deer antlers

Good morning!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:26:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:28:18am

it is awake and yelling

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:29:57am

re: #58 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Breaking news:
Local police report that a thief has stolen all the toilets from the precinct police station. Police have nothing to go on.

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Jay C  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:30:26am

re: #58 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Somebody taking it off to Trump Tower, where it belongs?

At least whoever fences it will be flush with cash…..

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:44:10am

Overnight here is very quiet without Anymouse. Hope he reconsiders and returns.

New topic: I confess that I watch uber-jerk Bill Maher on a regular basis. Bari Weiss was there to promote her new book “How to Fight Anti-Semitism”. I’m not taking one for the team by reading her book but it did seem, from the discussion, that her writing was treating the Muslim members of the Squad as equivalent to the out-right Nazis that actually murdered Jews. She made no reference to the GOP appeals to anti-Semitism, by its constant harping on George Soros or the infamous Kevin McCarthy tweet.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:46:16am

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

it is awake and yelling

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I wonder if he’s panicked about the IC whistleblower thing.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:58:54am

re: #61 Jay C

I have used that gold toilet! It was exhibited at the Guggenheim a few years ago, as a functioning toilet.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 6:59:16am

re: #63 Barefoot Grin

I wonder if he’s panicked about the IC whistleblower thing.

I have a theory that the Barr investigation into the origins of the “fake” allegations against Trump led to the public unmasking of the Soviet agent that helped us. It is especially galling that Trump treats this person with contempt through his opposition to collecting intel from foreign agents from hostile countries and the entire GOP says nothing to defend this practice.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:00:17am

re: #65 Hecuba’s daughter

I had a theory that the Barr investigation into the origins of the “fake” allegations against Trump led to the public unmasking of the Soviet agent that helped us. It is especially galling that Trump treats this person with contempt through his opposition to collecting intel from foreign agents from hostile countries and the entire GOP says nothing to defend this practice.

It’s making me crazy.

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Citizen K  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:08:52am

re: #62 Hecuba’s daughter

Overnight here is very quiet without Anymouse. Hope he reconsiders and returns.

New topic: I confess that I watch uber-jerk Bill Maher on a regular basis. Bari Weiss was there to promote her new book “How to Fight Anti-Semitism”. I’m not taking one for the team by reading her book but it did seem, from the discussion, that her writing was treating the Muslim members of the Squad as equivalent to the out-right Nazis that actually murdered Jews. She made no reference to the GOP appeals to anti-Semitism, by its constant harping on George Soros or the infamous Kevin McCarthy tweet.

It’s the old corollary to “both sides same thing”: even accepting the premise that both sides are the same, the Dems are still always somehow worse.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:16:54am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And the still-missing lead singer of the Manic Street Preachers

Lead guitarist. James Dean Bradfield is very much alive. Richey Edwards went missing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:17:45am

re: #68 makeitstop

Lead guitarist. James Dean Bradfield is very much alive. Richey Edwards went missing.

I am only aware of MSP because young bro-in-law was a major fan.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:23:14am

re: #69 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am only aware of MSP because young bro-in-law was a major fan.

They are a great band. More punkish firebrands before Richey went missing, but they’ve evolved into a sublime pop band with a conscience.

We were lucky enough to see them perform on the Holy Bible tour a couple of years ago. Even as middle aged men, they are total rock stars.

Manic Street Preachers - Walk Me to the Bridge (Official Video)

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sagehen  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:29:08am

re: #62 Hecuba’s daughter

New topic: I confess that I watch uber-jerk Bill Maher on a regular basis. Bari Weiss was there to promote her new book “How to Fight Anti-Semitism”. I’m not taking one for the team by reading her book but it did seem, from the discussion, that her writing was treating the Muslim members of the Squad as equivalent to the out-right Nazis that actually murdered Jews. She made no reference to the GOP appeals to anti-Semitism, by its constant harping on George Soros or the infamous Kevin McCarthy tweet.

Slate did take one for the team, and their assessment agrees with yours.

slate.com

Bari Weiss’ new book on combating hatred of Jews in the Trump era is more interested in condemning the left than actually confronting the problem.

The journalist could carefully explore the online radicalization process that leads men to violent white supremacy, and detail possible ways to curb it. She could talk to students involved in the campus boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement to more clearly understand their motivations, before unpacking whether or when the effort is anti-Semitic. She could go to Crown Heights in New York, where a long history of tension between the black and Hasidic communities has lately erupted into violence against the neighborhood’s Jews, and perhaps interview local leaders trying to bridge those divides. She could explore why American schools are doing a miserable job teaching the Holocaust and how that affects discourse about Jews and Israel.

Bari Weiss does not do any of these things, or any of these sorts of things, in her slim new volume, How to Fight Anti-Semitism. In theory the book is Weiss’ response to the October 2018 massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. This was a personal tragedy for Weiss: It unfolded not only in her hometown, but at the very synagogue where she was bat mitzvahed. Unfortunately, she has used the attack as a launch pad for a bizarre and undercooked exercise in rhetorical bothsidesism, in which she argues that American Jews should be just as worried about college students who overzealously criticize Israel as they are about the aspiring Einsatzgruppen who shoot up shuls.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2019 • 7:57:52am
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mmmirele  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:02:19am

re: #63 Barefoot Grin

I wonder if he’s panicked about the IC whistleblower thing.

Maybe he should be. I was reading this (very long) thread laying out what we know about the IC whistleblower complaint. Of course, it includes some lawbreaking by an acting director. Warning, it’s long, but it’s a good explainer about what’s happening.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:04:38am
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jaunte  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:11:35am
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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:17:33am

re: #73 mmmirele

A Schiff has shown he is a master baiter when it comes to these fishing expeditions.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:17:35am

re: #75 jaunte

Parker Molloy

@ParkerMolloy
Funny thing is that a number of authors in the 2016 National Review “Against Trump” issue also warned about this… but several now support him because he’s a totalitarian who advances their interests.

In 2016, many conservatives rightly understood that Trump was not truly a conservative and they feared that he would make deals with the Dems. Now that they understand that, although he actually has no coherent ideology (except to make himself rich and feared), he will support all RW and theocratic proposals, they are totally on board.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:17:42am
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retired cynic  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:32:25am

David Atkins in Washington Monthly:

Looking beyond 2020, one might think that a sweeping Democratic electoral victory would focus conservative minds and unite them against a common enemy as is typically the case in American politics. But it’s just as likely that the anti-Trump elements in the GOP who have been quietly waiting in the wings will attempt to pounce after his defeat, only to find that the party’s actual base and most of its new bench of electeds are unflinching Trumpists who will seek to double down on his rhetoric and bigoted political instincts.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:46:27am

re: #79 retired cynic

David Atkins in Washington Monthly:

Looking beyond 2020, one might think that a sweeping Democratic electoral victory would focus conservative minds and unite them against a common enemy as is typically the case in American politics. But it’s just as likely that the anti-Trump elements in the GOP who have been quietly waiting in the wings will attempt to pounce after his defeat, only to find that the party’s actual base and most of its new bench of electeds are unflinching Trumpists who will seek to double down on his rhetoric and bigoted political instincts.

What I still cannot get my mind around is how the GOP — the ultimate anti-Communist party — has morphed into the pro-Russian pro-KGB loving party. It’s like seeing the Invasion of the Body Snatchers play out in real time and the entire GOP is blindly following Trump taking this nation over the cliff.

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Citizen K  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:47:45am

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

What I still cannot get my mind around is how the GOP — the ultimate anti-Communist party — has morphed into the pro-Russian pro-KGB loving party. It’s like seeing the Invasion of the Body Snatchers play out in real time and the entire GOP is blindly following Trump taking this nation over the cliff.

It kinda assumes that much of its Anti-Communist bent was actually based on any sort of principle.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:48:21am

re: #79 retired cynic

David Atkins in Washington Monthly:

Trumpists are not going to change their minds, and even a sound drubbing at the polls will be taken as a sign of widespread Deep State vote manipulation…

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retired cynic  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:49:13am

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

What I still cannot get my mind around is how the GOP — the ultimate anti-Communist party — has morphed into the pro-Russian pro-KGB loving party. It’s like seeing the Invasion of the Body Snatchers play out in real time and the entire GOP is blindly following Trump taking this nation over the cliff.

And it took one year. Deeply held convictions, my ass.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:49:48am

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

What I still cannot get my mind around is how the GOP — the ultimate anti-Communist party — has morphed into the pro-Russian pro-KGB loving party. It’s like seeing the Invasion of the Body Snatchers play out in real time and the entire GOP is blindly following Trump taking this nation over the cliff.

They like what Russia has turned into; an authoritarian, homophobic, militaristic theocratic oligarchy. The only thing they would do differently is to install Protestant Fundamentalism over Russian Orthodoxy as the Established True Faith.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:51:22am

re: #81 Citizen K

It kinda assumes that much of its Anti-Communist bent was actually based on any sort of principle.

Stalin was truly evil and Communism was antithetical to everything unfettered capitalism represents. Putin is just as evil — but is not overtly communist, perhaps more of a feudalist —and that is the goal of the modern GOP.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:52:41am

re: #80 Hecuba’s daughter

What I still cannot get my mind around is how the GOP — the ultimate anti-Communist party — has morphed into the pro-Russian pro-KGB loving party. It’s like seeing the Invasion of the Body Snatchers play out in real time and the entire GOP is blindly following Trump taking this nation over the cliff.

They have not morphed. They have been the American equivalent of the Soviet Communist Party for quite a while.

Compare Republican speeches to those of Soviet Communists and you’ll note they are almost identical word for word. Where Soviet Communists would say “Marx”, Republicans say “God” AND where Soviet Communists would say “Lenin” Republicans say “Reagan”.

My friends who fled the USSR in the 80s as it collapsed insist that there is no difference between Soviet Communist Party cells and American churches. Both do the same brainwashing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 8:57:11am

Putin is not spreading a world ideology, but he is interested in restoring the old Russian Empire. And there is a large population of ethnic Russians stranded in the former Soviet republics to serve as his Sudetendeutsch as they have served in the Crimea and are serving in Eastern Ukraine.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:15:29am

re: #81 Citizen K

It kinda assumes that much of its Anti-Communist bent was actually based on any sort of principle.

Communism is the bogey man that can be used as a focus to rally your troops towards your ultimate goal of theocracy. It’s areligious/atheistic, not capitalism, and foreign countries claim it as an ideology. So, rally the theists, xenophobes, Randians, and there’s your base. All willing to move towards an authoritarian state that supports their particular ideology. They’ll also forgive some “bad” things in exchange for that power.

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Citizen K  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:18:02am

re: #85 Hecuba’s daughter

Stalin was truly evil and Communism was antithetical to everything unfettered capitalism represents. Putin is just as evil — but is not overtly communist, perhaps more of a feudalist —and that is the goal of the modern GOP.

IOW, their opposition wasn’t so much to evil or even Communism, it was to competition. Meanwhile, they see Putin as a fellow traveler enough to fall in line behind him.

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bratwurst  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:31:08am
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:32:36am

re: #78 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Nope, it’s a cult

Anyone who still supports Trump at this point is a black hole for your time, a total lost cause

Focus on non-voters. Plant seeds where they can grow

I agree on where our short-term focus has to be, but cultists can in fact be deprogrammed, some white supremacists have reformed, and the ill-informed (who might never in their lives have heard anything but right-wing lies) can be exposed to truths. So no, not total lost causes forever.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:32:53am

re: #90 bratwurst

Well there certainly are closeted bigots, but that’s still a weak ass defense.

Under Trump in particular, bigots are not afraid to le their freak flag fly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:34:35am

The goal needs to be energize Democratic leaning voters, not try to turn Republican leaning ones.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:40:19am

re: #81 Citizen K

It kinda assumes that much of its Anti-Communist bent was actually based on any sort of principle.

McCarthyism was, in large part, an attempt to purge those not loyal to his type of authoritarian government, not those who supported communism.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:41:23am

re: #91 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

I agree on where our short-term focus has to be, but cultists can in fact be deprogrammed, some white supremacists have reformed, and the ill-informed (who might never in their lives have heard anything but right-wing lies) can be exposed to truths. So no, not total lost causes forever.

They can, after their reason for being part of the cult is removed. The GOP will need to lose elections frequently for this to happen.

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plansbandc  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:46:02am

re: #24 austin_blue

So much blood on their hands.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:48:18am

re: #86 Joe Bacon 🌹

They have not morphed. They have been the American equivalent of the Soviet Communist Party for quite a while.

Compare Republican speeches to those of Soviet Communists and you’ll note they are almost identical word for word. Where Soviet Communists would say “Marx”, Republicans say “God” AND where Soviet Communists would say “Lenin” Republicans say “Reagan”.

My friends who fled the USSR in the 80s as it collapsed insist that there is no difference between Soviet Communist Party cells and American churches. Both do the same brainwashing.

It does appear that many non-theocrats who worshiped Reagan are in the never-Trumper category (e.g. Rick Wilson, Bill Kristol). They continue to hate Putin and everything he stands for and are temporary allies in our battle.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:49:46am

re: #97 Hecuba’s daughter

It does appear that many non-theocrats who worshiped Reagan are in the never-Trumper category (e.g. Rick Wilson, Bill Kristol). They continue to hate Putin and everything he stands for and are temporary allies in our battle.

But how many of these so called conservative “Never Trumpers” will hold their nose and vote for him anyway next November?

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:52:39am

re: #98 Eclectic Cyborg

But how many of these so called conservative “Never Trumpers” will hold their nose and vote for him anyway next November?

They’ll probably do like the Bush’s did and vote for no one at the top, while continuing to support the GOP downballot.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:52:56am

re: #93 Eclectic Cyborg

The goal needs to be energize Democratic leaning voters, not try to turn Republican leaning ones.

Worked for us in the midterms. The kind of calling , writing and texting some of us have been doing since seems like forever is estimated to increase turnout by up to three percent. Given the approval ratings of repugs these days, also the fact that DT “won” with 70,000 voter across three states, we have a good shot at reversing it. If we keep at it. If we keep hitting hard at voter suppression. If we get out and canvass during the elections.

(And all those repug retirements suggest that we’re not the only ones thinking that way.)

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 9:58:03am

re: #100 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Worked for us in the midterms. The kind of calling , writing and texting some of us have been doing since seems like forever is estimated to increase turnout by up to three percent. Given the approval ratings of repugs these days, also the fact that DT “won” with 70,000 voter across three states, we have a good shot at reversing it. If we keep at it. If we keep hitting hard at voter suppression. If we get out and canvass during the elections.

(And all those repug retirements suggest that we’re not the only ones thinking that way.)

And that’s all Trump did anyway, was get GOP leaning voters out, though he did it by appealing to their racism rather than some ideal.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:03:36am
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jaunte  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:04:38am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:05:08am

re: #99 Belafon

They’ll probably do like the Bush’s did and vote for no one at the top, while continuing to support the GOP downballot.

There were probably many (we are talking here not about the base) whose primary concern was FP who supported Clinton because they thought she was far stronger in that arena; remember Trump expressed his adoration for Putin early in the primary season. This would have chilled these never-Trumpers.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:21:48am

I went to go buy the new Tool album at Target, but I couldn’t find it. There was a guy in there who really did look like the type of person who would know about it, and he said they received 5 copies on Tuesday and one guy bought all of them. If you go on Amazon to try to get a copy it costs $149.69: amazon.com.

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retired cynic  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:24:09am

re: #105 Belafon

Capitalism in action.

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sagehen  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:24:44am

I bet the guy who bought all five copies… has put 4 of them on eBay.

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:26:23am

Dropping this off.

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retired cynic  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:27:12am

re: #108 teleskiguy

Dropping this off.

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That’s sad! I knew he was a curmudgeon, but not like that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:27:23am

re: #106 retired cynic

Capitalism in action.

Not gonna lie. I might have done that too.

BUT I only would have bought two copies and sold the other one.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:30:30am

re: #97 Hecuba’s daughter

It does appear that many non-theocrats who worshiped Reagan are in the never-Trumper category (e.g. Rick Wilson, Bill Kristol). They continue to hate Putin and everything he stands for and are temporary allies in our battle.

If it comes between Warren and Trump those so-called “Never Trumpers” will hold their nose and vote straight Republican. They’re just as Orwell described putting the Party above everything else.

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:33:11am
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mmmirele  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:33:26am

Kris Vallotton is a leader at Bethel Church Redding. He’s also the leader of “Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry,” which has been called the “Christian Hogwarts” by some wags.

So he posts this crap:

I let him have it. His “advice” is patent bullshit, but I couldn’t use that word, he would have stopped paying attention after “bullshit.” But this is horrible, horrible advice. It can and will hurt people.

I fully expect to be banned from his page, but I had to say this, because it’s rank, festering garbage!

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retired cynic  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:35:44am

re: #113 mmmirele

I wish I had your guts and ability to express yourself! I admire you very much!

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:39:25am

Having a falling out with b_sharp was the last thing I wanted to happen on this gorgeous Saturday morning. Oh well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:40:01am

re: #111 Joe Bacon 🌹

If it comes between Warren and Trump those so-called “Never Trumpers” will hold their nose and vote straight Republican. They’re just as Orwell described putting the Party above everything else.

But let us not think in terms of nominating someone the “never Trumpers” might support

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:41:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:43:42am

re: #117 teleskiguy

Trump screwed a porn star while his wife was pregnant, he paid her to stay quiet, there’s a clear paper trail & supporting testimony, and Dems are too f’ing polite to pursue it. Gaaaaaaaaah.

Republicans are just as aware of it and intent to block it.

The only actionable aspect of it was the fact that the payments comprised a violation of election finance law.

And that is also something that the GOP is aware of and is ignoring.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:48:50am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Republicans are just as aware of it and intent to block it.

And thousands of Pulpit Pimps see nothing wrong with what Trump did!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:50:08am

I went outside yesterday morning to feed Eisley. When I called her, I could hear her but not see her anywhere. Then I figured out why:

I have no clue how she got up there or how she got down but she did at some point get herself down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:50:31am

re: #119 Joe Bacon 🌹

And thousands of Pulpit Pimps see nothing wrong with what Trump did!

Their rationalizations are truly amazing, but anything is possible when you base your worldview on a bunch of old books.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 10:52:23am

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

I went outside yesterday morning to feed Eisley. When I called her, I could hear her but not see her anywhere. Then I figured out why:

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I have no clue how she got up there or how she got down but she did at some point get herself down.

So it was about ten years ago I was repairing the shed roof. I left one part unfinished overnight and then fixed it the next morning.

Our black cat had disappeared for several days, for some reason, I noticed that the other cat was hanging out around the shed a lot.

I finally heard a meowing noise and found that I had closed the black cat in among the rafters…

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mmmirele  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:05:27am

re: #122 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So it was about ten years ago I was repairing the shed roof. I left one part unfinished overnight and then fixed it the next morning.

Our black cat had disappeared for several days, for some reason, I noticed that the other cat was hanging out around the shed a lot.

I finally heard a meowing noise and found that I had closed the black cat in among the rafters…

In the 1970s we lived in a house with a detached garage that had a covered walkway to the back door of the house. The walkway was completely useless in a Texas deluge, which was usually how we got rain in Houston. One day, our cat Fluffy crawled up into the covered walkway from the garage and had to be fished out. (It may even have involved fish, I don’t remember.) We heard him meowing but we couldn’t figure out where he was. After we lured him out, my father complained about how much trouble THAT CAT was and then hammered a piece of board over the entrance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:09:53am

Later, I was awakened by a loud sound coming from the chimney one night. Opened a clean-out hatch and there was black cat again, he had managed to tumble down into it

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:24:31am

Fuckin’ fuck. Fuckface Von Clownstick’s Twitter is a tire fire today, as per usual I guess. Still, this shit is not normal.

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BigPapa  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:24:51am

Is it possible that a black cat can be unlucky to itself?

Just asking questions here.

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:36:29am
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plansbandc  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:37:30am

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A Cranky One  Sep 14, 2019 • 11:55:09am

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Their rationalizations are truly amazing, but anything is possible when you base your worldview on a bunch of old books.

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:02:20pm

re: #129 A Cranky One

LARD

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sagehen  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:02:53pm

re: #119 Joe Bacon 🌹

And thousands of Pulpit Pimps see nothing wrong with what Trump did!

Although they sure saw plenty wrong when John Edwards did the exact same thing.

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sagehen  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:04:32pm

re: #122 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So it was about ten years ago I was repairing the shed roof. I left one part unfinished overnight and then fixed it the next morning.

Our black cat had disappeared for several days, for some reason, I noticed that the other cat was hanging out around the shed a lot.

I finally heard a meowing noise and found that I had closed the black cat in among the rafters…

Whoever’s the cat equivalent of Stephen King… has been telling the other cats stories about how you did that TOTALLY ON PURPOSE BECAUSE YOU’RE EVIL!!

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A Mom Anon  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:08:04pm

re: #127 teleskiguy

I think I remember reading in the Atlanta paper, the AJC, that funds had been raised or set aside to make signs like this in various spots around the Atlanta metro.A group of smart people are on it. Which is a good thing. New perspectives are important. The thing about Atlanta is that while it is still confederate as fuck, there are also quite a lot of people here who are not even a little southern, like me. This kind of sign going up is a big thing, it shows a shift in the public discussion and even some embarrassment and wanting to make the facts known up front. In the South, that’s a big deal because decorum and manners and shit used to be a cloak to hide this shit behind. People are starting to get sick of it. We’ve got a long ass way to go, but I’ll take anything at this point.

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plansbandc  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:16:30pm

I loathe Maher, as you all know, but now I hate him even more. He’s pro fat shaming.

He needs to fuck right off.

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:18:37pm

What is this happy horseshit?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:21:45pm

re: #131 sagehen

Although they sure saw plenty wrong when John Edwards did the exact same thing.

And Gary Hart
And Bill Clinton
But it was OK when Newt got some side action!

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:21:47pm

He’s spending all fucking day on Twitter. It’s a deluge of bad craziness today. He just quote tweeted himself. And there’s this whackadoodle fucking shit:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:23:57pm

Especially EVERY F’n Presstitute who endlessly kisses Trump’s ass!

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plansbandc  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:26:57pm

Damn.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:28:37pm

re: #138 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Especially EVERY F’n Presstitute who endlessly kisses Trump’s ass!

From Mccarthyism, we remember the press people that stood up to him and “Do you have no sense of decency, sir?”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:29:27pm

These are the values that Pulpit Pimps adore in Gawd’s Anointed King!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:30:35pm

Post-walk Rango. Tired butt. Happy.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:33:14pm

re: #142 Blind Frog Belly White

Post-walk Rango. Tired butt. Happy.

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Rango!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:34:28pm
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:34:54pm
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plansbandc  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:36:19pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:37:20pm

re: #144 Belafon

It reminds me of when someone (I think it was you) posted a video of some younger people who had no idea what to do with a telephone that had a dial.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:38:23pm

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

It reminds me of when someone (I think it was you) posted a video of some younger people who had no idea what to do with a telephone that had a dial.

Try explaining the old candlestick or wall phones with cranks!

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:39:09pm

re: #148 Joe Bacon 🌹

Or a manual typewriter.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:40:54pm

re: #148 Joe Bacon 🌹

Try explaining the old candlestick or wall phones with cranks!

“Clark Kent steps into a WHAT? What’s a ‘phone booth’?

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:43:12pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:44:59pm

Hypocrisy laid bare.

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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:49:07pm

I’m positive the NYC Lizard denizens have something to say to this.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:53:06pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:55:05pm

re: #144 Belafon

Today’s kids would really be puzzled by this:

Yippee it came out right side up!

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:56:33pm
The war that has devastated Yemen reached into Saudi Arabia early Saturday, with drone strikes on two major Saudi oil refineries, and a claim of responsibility from Yemen’s Houthi rebel faction.

There were no reports of casualties and the extent of the damage was unclear, but the attacks struck deep within Saudi territory, at the core of the country’s economy. They came just as Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, accelerated plans for what could be the largest initial public offering of stock in the world, an event closely watched by investors globally.

nyti.ms

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:57:03pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

They’re all good concerts, Katy…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2019 • 12:59:25pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:01:00pm

Being the honkey cracker white motherfucker that I am, I still would love to have seen James Brown at the Apollo Theater. That, to me, is the best concert in New York City.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:02:15pm

re: #159 teleskiguy

It would be great to see an opera at the Met.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:03:05pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:08:58pm

re: #113 mmmirele

Kris Vallotton is a leader at Bethel Church Redding. He’s also the leader of “Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry,” which has been called the “Christian Hogwarts” by some wags.

So he posts this crap:

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I fully expect to be banned from his page, but I had to say this, because it’s rank, festering garbage!

I hate Pulpit Pimps like this ass. Pimps like this are the reason why my aunt continually flushed her prescriptions down the toilet because she went up for a “healing” every time she went to a Foursquare or ASSemblies of Gawd brainwashing center. Thanks to them she was an unstable manic depressive until she passed away.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:14:23pm

re: #135 teleskiguy

What is this happy horseshit?

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Ah Parker, the heir to the same Republican apologists as that ass David Broder!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:16:02pm

re: #140 Belafon

From Mccarthyism, we remember the press people that stood up to him and “Do you have no sense of decency, sir?”

Only 2 people stood up like that—Edward R. Murrow and Henry Wallace in The New Republic.

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Mattand  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:26:51pm

re: #144 Belafon

Me today: “you mean ‘upper case’ and ‘lower case’ refer to the physical cases where printers kept their letters? OMG

Jesus Christ, I’ve been working in graphic arts for three decades and I didn’t know that.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:28:49pm
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Mattand  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:29:07pm

re: #134 plansbandc

I loathe Maher, as you all know, but now I hate him even more. He’s pro fat shaming.

He needs to fuck right off.

Said it before, say it again: every six to eight months, Bill Maher publicly reminds me why I made the right move by not watching him anymore.

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Mattand  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:33:20pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

Dropping this off.

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This is LGF’s B Sharp?

Geez.

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BigPapa  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:37:48pm

re: #168 Mattand

This is LGF’s B Sharp?

Geez.

What started it?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:40:46pm

re: #127 teleskiguy

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:42:21pm

re: #165 Mattand

Jesus Christ, I’ve been working in graphic arts for three decades and I didn’t know that.

I went to tech school for graphic arts and learned how to set cold type. Learned that early on. :)

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Mattand  Sep 14, 2019 • 1:55:59pm

re: #169 BigPapa

What started it?

No idea. Just saw teleskiguy’s post.

If that’s who that is, goddamn. What makes you wake up in the morning and decide “Yeah, this is the group of people I’m going to be a complete motherfucking asshole to”?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2019 • 2:21:41pm

re: #155 PhillyPretzel

Today’s kids would really be puzzled by this:

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Yippee it came out right side up!

Power still goes out, right?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2019 • 2:23:01pm

re: #172 Mattand

No idea. Just saw teleskiguy’s post.

If that’s who that is, goddamn. What makes you wake up in the morning and decide “Yeah, this is the group of people I’m going to be a complete motherfucking asshole to”?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2019 • 2:45:59pm

re: #132 sagehen

Whoever’s the cat equivalent of Stephen King… has been telling the other cats stories about how you did that TOTALLY ON PURPOSE BECAUSE YOU’RE EVIL!!

The Cat of the Amontillado

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TedStriker  Sep 14, 2019 • 3:29:30pm

re: #175 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Cat of the Amontillado

You jest, but:

amazon.com


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