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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:25:49am

Everything Trump touches dies.

Trump would gut the NWS, which forms the basis of all weather forecasts in the US, so that Accuweather can corner the market and require people to pay for weather forecasts, which everyone uses nationwide.

Thing is that the nomination has already been held up for 2 years, and it’s likely to be held up still because Trump can’t find anyone else to work for Trumpworld (and this too is on McConnell who doesn’t have the stones to tell Trump to quit with this and find someone more acceptable, and that’s even with McConnell pretty much rubber stamping everyone with a pulse that Trump sends his way for confirmations).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:30:39am

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:34:28am

Clicked through to the essay that was posted here by Thanos - it’s an extraordinary disquisition on the nature and toxicity of narcissism, and how that applies to the actions of one such as Trump.

It is at once, both reassuring (because we can at least know what is coming next), and deeply alarming (because what is coming next is a virtual Pandora’s Box of horrors, each worse than the next).

It’s like going mad on a desert island, only with sycophants and room service. It’s like having a compliant compass that agrees north is whatever you want it to be. The tyrant of a family, the tyrant of a little business or a huge enterprise, the tyrant of a nation. Power corrupts, and absolute power often corrupts the awareness of those who possess it. Or reduces it: narcissists, sociopaths, and egomaniacs are people for whom others don’t exist.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:35:52am

Do we really need this?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:36:49am

re: #4 I Would Prefer Not To

Do we really need this?

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They had to figure out something to do with the leftover flavoring powder from the failed ketchup flavored ones.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:37:49am
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:40:24am

re: #1 lawhawk

…this too is on McConnell who doesn’t have the stones to tell Trump to quit with this and find someone more acceptable, and that’s even with McConnell pretty much rubber stamping everyone with a pulse that Trump sends his way for confirmations).

This is the true corruption. Trump is a toddler, an endlessly whining, crying spoiled brat. Brats throw tantrums out in public.

It is the overly indulgent parents who refuse to deliver the swift whack to the behind that enable the continuing tantrums and shitting in public.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:41:22am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Warren ought to put out a statement that says “The Trump administration continues to think that calling me one of the greatest women to live on the continent is an insult. It’s not. And I will represent all Americans, not just one particular group.”

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:41:24am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:44:17am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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These assholes.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:45:07am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

These assholes.

Every last one.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:46:08am

re: #11 MsJ

Every last one.

From top to notion.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:46:15am

And what’s Milo up to now?

pinknews.co.uk

A website owned by alt-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos has been sold just one month after he said he was struggling to put food on the table

Gosh it sucks (in more ways than one) to be you, Milo.

BTW—Why hasn’t this ass been deported?

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:46:21am
This was not the case for a black Pennsylvania family. As KYW Newsradio reports, one family is questioning why the Chester Police Department arrested them—twice—for allegedly “loitering” in their own yard.

The chain of police buffoonery kicked off on Oct. 1, when Officer Pasquale Storace III arrested Rachel Briggs’ sons and nephew for playing in her front yard; Storace, who is white, charged the young men with “loitering.”

According to Briggs, the boys were thrown in jail, forcing their families to scramble to raise money for their bail. When they were freed the next day, family members were on hand to welcome them back—right back on Briggs’ front lawn.

Some of the arrests were caught on video. As police arrest two of the family members, family members scream and beg for an explanation.

“They maced my son. He got asthma,” Briggs says later, as her son sits in the cop car. “My son can’t breathe, sir.”

Found at balloon-juice.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:47:37am

re: #14 Belafon

Found at balloon-juice.com

Another reason why I left Pennsylvania for good in 1982 and will never return.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:48:14am

re: #14 Belafon

The cruelty is the point.
The pain is the point.
The financial hardship is the point.

It’s all designed to keep minorities subservient and to remind them of their place in society.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:53:37am
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:54:52am
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BigPapa  Oct 14, 2019 • 10:58:32am

Gaetz on the Judiciary? He has no legal education or experience.

I was wrong: he’s been arrested for DUI multiple times and threatened Mueller.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:00:56am

If they’re ‘acting’ for Trump, expect a liar.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:02:32am

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

Devastating news. I’m so sad to hear this!! /

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:04:53am

The pond scum who produced that violent video has been suspended.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:06:42am

Meme-maker-martyrdom

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:07:23am
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:07:41am
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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:07:56am

BTW, the New York Times is still giving Op-Ed space to more “Cletus safari” thumbsuckers about how much “President” Trump is still beloved Out There In The Heartland (Iowa this time). The title says it all:

Where the ‘Loony Libs’ Are Self-Destructing, Not Trump

This piece is slightly different from most: it eschews the usual folksy Farmer-Joe-down-at-the-diner stuff in favor of generalities, but Jeez, Louise! It’s hard to tell whether or not this is meant to be critical or complimentary of its subjects: Leonard paints “rural conservatives” as a bloc of mindlessly ideological drones, utterly epistemically-closed (and locked and nailed shut); prone to excuse any and everything Trump (and/or Republicans) might do, while giving any Democrat exactly zero breaks on any matter whatsoever. I’m not sure how painting “Heartland voters” as hopelessly self-ghettoized in an alternative reality is meant to be positive (and the NYT has no comments for this column) - but damn! They sure seem determined to try.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:09:39am

re: #26 Jay C

BTW, the New York Times is still giving Op-Ed space to more “Cletus safari” thumbsuckers about how much “President” Trump is still beloved Out There In The Heartland (Iowa this time). The title says it all:

Where the ‘Loony Libs’ Are Self-Destructing, Not Trump

This piece is slightly different from most: it eschews the usual folksy Farmer-Joe-down-at-the-diner stuff in favor of generalities, but Jeez, Louise! It’s hard to tell whether or not this is meant to be critical or complimentary of its subjects: Leonard paints “rural conservatives” as a bloc of mindlessly ideological drones, utterly epistemically-closed (and locked and nailed shut); prone to excuse any and everything Trump (and/or Republicans) might do, while giving any Democrat exactly zero breaks on any matter whatsoever. I’m not sure how painting “Heartland voters” as hopelessly self-ghettoized in an alternative reality is meant to be positive (and the NYT has no comments for this column) - but damn! They sure seem determined to try.

No one accuses them of living in safe spaces.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:10:45am
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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:10:59am
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:11:42am

And now I’m guaranteed to get about 50 replies like this.

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:12:16am

re: #2 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I wonder, sometimes, what the history of the world would have been if the Aztecs or Maya or Inca had decided to explore the oceans and stumbled upon Europe before the Europeans landed on these shores.

Especially depending on the timing… Like imagine if the Aztec Empire spread far north and then turned east just as Europe began recovering from the black death.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:12:19am

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Ben Garrison is such a terrible cartoonist.

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Teukka  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:12:37am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

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IOW, what’s referred to as an “Emergency Evacuation” in US military nuclear incident jargon.

Other terms from that jargon I don’t want to hear after hearing they’re doing an Emergency Evacuation are “empty quiver”, “nucflash”, and “pinnacle”.

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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:13:18am
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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:14:33am

re: #33 Teukka

And Broken Arrow.

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Teukka  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:15:25am

re: #35 lawhawk

And Broken Arrow.

Yeah, but Broken arrows aren’t as serious as an Empty Quiver… That would be a nightmare.

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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:16:34am
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:17:49am

re: #30 Charles Johnson

@JKoniz: Joined October 2012

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:17:59am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

And what happens when Turkey starts actually targeting US soldiers, and Trump decides to pull the troops out, missiles be damned?

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:18:46am

re: #32 HappyWarrior

Ben Garrison is such a terrible cartoonist.

But every part is so clearly labeled!

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:20:19am

So, in regards to the big Facebook bombshell from the other thread:

I mean…cowardice is not much better than being a true believer like Jack seems to be. You still end up with the same result either way: the coddling of conservatism’s worst devils for fun, profit, and influence while everything burns down because you’ve turned the firemen into boogeymen.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:20:38am

re: #1 lawhawk

Everything Trump touches dies.

Trump would gut the NWS, which forms the basis of all weather forecasts in the US, so that Accuweather can corner the market and require people to pay for weather forecasts, which everyone uses nationwide.

Thing is that the nomination has already been held up for 2 years, and it’s likely to be held up still because Trump can’t find anyone else to work for Trumpworld (and this too is on McConnell who doesn’t have the stones to tell Trump to quit with this and find someone more acceptable, and that’s even with McConnell pretty much rubber stamping everyone with a pulse that Trump sends his way for confirmations).

Republican followup on Rick Santorum’s National Weather Service Duties Act of 2005, in which taxpayers would have to pay private companies like AccuWeather for weather forecasting, based upon resources and research funded by taxpayers.

As a native Floridian, you learned to depend on NOAA’s hurricane forecasting to tell you when to get out of town.

(native Floridians know three things:
how to maintain a swimming pool.///
how to water ski///
and get out of town when a hurricane is heading your way)

IAE, comparing NOAA hurricane forecasting with Accuweather’s at that time, I found that NOAA was more accurate.

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jeffreyw  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:21:22am
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:21:55am
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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:22:20am
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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:23:51am

re: #42 BeenHereAwhile

The claim that we shouldn’t get data directly from the NOAA because our weather models weren’t good during Sandy and had to rely on the EU model is mind-boggling awful, since we have a data sharing deal with the world’s meteorological associations so that everyone can improve their weather collection, reporting, and forecasting abilities.

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:24:05am

re: #44 Charles Johnson

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He doesn’t and he never will, there were fine people who made that video.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:25:09am
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:25:59am

After reading the critiques of movie theaters and remembering some of my worst experiences at local movie theaters I decided to wait for the Downton Abbey dvd to come out. That way I can watch it when I want and in complete comfort with my idea of snacks.

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SerialUpDinger  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:26:47am

YouTube

A brain cleanser for all the crazy items in my news feed.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:27:22am

re: #49 PhillyPretzel

After reading the critiques of movie theaters and remembering some of my worst experiences at local movie theaters I decided to wait for the Downton Abbey dvd to come out. That way I can watch it when I want and in complete comfort with my idea of snacks.

Find a movie theater with recliners and watch it there. Most of the AMC and Cinemark theaters have them now.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:28:57am
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:29:39am

re: #51 Belafon

I have already pre-ordered the dvd. I will do it that way.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:31:22am

re: #38 jaunte

@JKoniz: Joined October 2012

With the standard 12 followers.

It’s like a script.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:31:23am

re: #44 Charles Johnson

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All talk, no action. I’ll believe him when he actually has rallies that aren’t Nuremberg like.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:33:54am

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Because it’d once again recognize that a certain segment is disproportionately responsible for the bulk of the misinformation and agitprop - the right wing echo chamber. You should be able to shut down even Trump’s twitter feed for misinformation on such a massive scale.

And you just know that the right wingers would demand that very outcome if there were a D in the WH spewing agitprop and misinformation to any extent, let alone the firehose of bulkshit Trump spews.

The flip side is that the right wing lunatics would weaponize this to try and shut down those exposing the liars and propagandists, though they’re already doing this.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:38:17am

I’m starting to imagine Trump as Denethor in the Two Towers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:41:26am

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

I’m thinking this, and Barr’s speech last week, are part of a campaign strategy to whip up the Talibangelicals into a froth over impeachment. See “Evangelicals See Trump Impeachment as an Attack on Their Values”

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:41:40am

re: #57 Belafon

Theoden, while under the influence of Grima and Saruman.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:41:41am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Fifty. Nuclear. Weapons

Specifically 50 B-61 ‘dial-a-yield’ nuclear gravity bombs.
Stored in these hardened aircraft bunkers
google.com

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:43:05am

re: #59 lawhawk

Theoden, while under the influence of Grima and Saruman.

Except there’s no good guy underneath. That’s why I lean towards Denethor.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:43:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:45:21am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:46:23am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Watch the wingnuts who love Chik a Fila act like this should be illegal.

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:46:32am

re: #57 Belafon

I’m starting to imagine Trump as Denethor in the Two Towers.

Presumably not Tolkien’s version, but John Noble’s portrayal in Peter Jackson’s movies? Stress-eating and yelling at clouds while his city crumbles under attack around him?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:46:41am

re: #62 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Good. I read about that. Officer sees her silhouette through a window, “perceives a threat”, and shoots her.

On a welfare call because the neighbor observed her doors were uncharacteristically open at night.

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William Lewis  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:46:46am

re: #62 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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So? He will still walk in the end and get hired as a gun toting blue uniformed thug within months.

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calochortus  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:46:46am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

A handy reminder to see if I need anything besides cinnamon and stop in at our local Penzey’s.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:47:37am

re: #62 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

We’ll see what happens, but I’ve been thinking about the shooting in Dallas (Ft. Worth’s big brother), and while there’s a lot of crap going on here, at least Dallas can say they prosecuted a cop. It seems like a rather strange accomplishment, but other big cities seem to have trouble holding their department that accountable.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:48:02am

re: #65 Jay C

Presumably not Tolkien’s version, but John Noble’s portrayal in Peter Jackson’s movies? Stress-eating and yelling at clouds while his city crumbles under attack around him?

Yes. I should have clarified the movie version.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:48:45am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Watch the wingnuts who love Chik a Fila act like this should be illegal.

people who never heard of Penzys will now boycott them

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:49:12am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I bought from Penzey’s on Friday because of this. I have a local spice shop I use and hadn’t used my Penzey’s account sine 2015.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:49:13am

re: #61 Belafon

There are no good guys in Trumpworld. None.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:49:14am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

“How dare Democrats use capitalism against Trump!”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:49:30am

re: #52 Charles Johnson

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:49:51am

Former police officer found not guilty of murder in shooting death of unarmed black veteran - via CNN

A former Georgia police officer was found not guilty of murder Monday more than four years after he killed a naked, unarmed black man who was mentally ill.

A jury in DeKalb County found Robert “Chip” Olsen guilty of aggravated assault, making a false statement, and two counts of violation of oath, but acquitted him on two felony murder charges.
Olsen faces up to 35 years in prison and is due to be sentenced November 1. Judge Latisha Dear Jackson said he can remain out on an $80,000 bond until then, though he will have an ankle monitor and be subject to a curfew.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:51:17am

SNL had a great line on Weekend Update this week:

“In reacting to the situation, President Trump said the Kurds didn’t help us in World War II but it’s not really clear who he meant by us.”

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William Lewis  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:52:11am

re: #68 calochortus

A handy reminder to see if I need anything besides cinnamon and stop in at our local Penzey’s.

I need more Provincial Herbs. I should orfer them from them.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:52:32am

re: #46 lawhawk

The claim that we shouldn’t get data directly from the NOAA because our weather models weren’t good during Sandy and had to rely on the EU model is mind-boggling awful, since we have a data sharing deal with the world’s meteorological associations so that everyone can improve their weather collection, reporting, and forecasting abilities.

I wasn’t on the ground for Sandy, so my impression of reported local preparation before landfall, ranged from “they always exaggerate these things” to “there’s nothing we can do.”

As for the claim that NOAA’s modeling was not good enough, it was always good enough for me to know which Florida coast was safe, and how far north or south my family needed to be.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:53:32am

re: #79 BeenHereAwhile

I wasn’t on the ground for Sandy, so my impression of reported local preparation before landfall, ranged from “they always exaggerate these things” to “there’s nothing we can do.”

As for the claim that NOAA’s modeling was not good enough, it was always good enough for me to know which Florida coast was safe, and how far north or south my family needed to be.

But they always get Alabama wrong. //

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:53:57am

re: #79 BeenHereAwhile

I wasn’t on the ground for Sandy, so my impression of reported local preparation before landfall, ranged from “they always exaggerate these things” to “there’s nothing we can do.”

As for the claim that NOAA’s modeling was not good enough
, it was always good enough for me to know which Florida coast was safe, and how far north or south my family needed to be.

They never lied to alabama

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calochortus  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:54:09am

re: #78 William Lewis

I need more Provincial Herbs. I should orfer them from them.

I’m lucky, I don’t even need to order-they’ve got a store 2 blocks from my bank. It is sadly easy to browse around and find an interesting blend.

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:54:29am

re: #80 Belafon

But they always get Alabama wrong. //

25 seconds!

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:54:38am

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

And what’s Milo up to now?

pinknews.co.uk

A website owned by alt-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos has been sold just one month after he said he was struggling to put food on the table

Gosh it sucks (in more ways than one) to be you, Milo.

BTW—Why hasn’t this ass been deported?

He married an American.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:55:10am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Watch the wingnuts who love Chik a Fila act like this should be illegal.

They already are.

Pulpit pimps are calling for a boycott of Penzey’s!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:55:23am

re: #84 sagehen

He married an American.

Ah, yes. MyBlackHusband Yiannopoulos.

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:55:31am

hahahahahahahahahahaha:

Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles against Elizabeth Warren

cnbc.com

Just what we were wanting Mike and you aren’t doing Joe any favors by thinking that he would be fine by you!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:56:05am

re: #84 sagehen

He married an American.

Foreign born husband of an American here.

It is still possible to get deported even after you have married an American but there are many variables in the equation. I don’t know Milos status for sure, but if he is a naturalized citizen now I’m not sure he can be deported at all.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:56:12am

re: #79 BeenHereAwhile

I wasn’t on the ground for Sandy, so my impression of reported local preparation before landfall, ranged from “they always exaggerate these things” to “there’s nothing we can do.”

As for the claim that NOAA’s modeling was not good enough, it was always good enough for me to know which Florida coast was safe, and how far north or south my family needed to be.

I was. The EU model was warning of the left hook directly into the NYC metro area, while the US models took longer to identify the turn. But ultimately they came into agreement, and everyone took it very seriously here. Even still, dozens died, billions of dollars in property was destroyed, and millions lost power. There are some areas that still haven’t recovered, and some mass transit that was affected is still being fixed even now.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:56:31am

re: #85 Joe Bacon 🌹

They already are.

Pulpit pimps are calling for a boycott of Penzey’s!

“We don’t hold with no fancy, elitist spices!”

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:56:48am

re: #70 Belafon

Yes. I should have clarified the movie version.

Actually. the only Tolkien character Trump reminds me of is the Master of Laketown in The Hobbit (especially the film version played so wonderfully by Stephen Fry). Arrogant, greedy and vain; fond of gaudy display and arbitrary whims of power, but ultimately cowardly: bugging out with his cash when shit gets real…

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calochortus  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:56:55am

re: #90 Blind Frog Belly White

“We don’t hold with no fancy, elitist spices!”

Their loss.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:57:10am

re: #84 sagehen

He married an American.

not like he was married to veteran…

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 11:59:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:01:02pm

re: #94 lawhawk

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my bet is that he has watched it and loves loves LOVES it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:03:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:03:49pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:07:13pm

Yeah, when I saw the report Trump had condemned that video I was like: “Wait, seriously? He never really condemns ANYTHING.” I even went to his Twitter feed to look for the condemnation.

Imagine my shock to find the report is likely inaccurate.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:07:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:07:43pm

I could have written those exact tweets

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:09:40pm

re: #89 lawhawk

I was. The EU model was warning of the left hook directly into the NYC metro area, while the US models took longer to identify the turn. But ultimately they came into agreement, and everyone took it very seriously here. Even still, dozens died, billions of dollars in property was destroyed, and millions lost power. There are some areas that still haven’t recovered, and some mass transit that was affected is still being fixed even now.

The real question is whether any pre-planning decision making based on the two models would have done anything differently. And would the result have been markedly different. If not then…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:11:18pm
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sagehen  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:12:48pm

re: #73 lawhawk

There are no good guys in Trumpworld. None.

There’s at least two (the whistleblowers).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:14:12pm

JFC

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:15:25pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:16:05pm
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sagehen  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:22:23pm

re: #79 BeenHereAwhile

I wasn’t on the ground for Sandy, so my impression of reported local preparation before landfall, ranged from “they always exaggerate these things” to “there’s nothing we can do.”
.

As a New Yorker, I assure you your impression is mistaken. We prepared up the wazoo, Mayor Bloomberg did everything as perfectly as was possible.

Including closing the subways several hours before landfall, and publicizing for a full day ahead of time that he’d be doing that. Having hospitals in lower Manhattan move every movable machine from the basement levels up a few floors. Putting out flood zone maps and urging evacuations in all the right places, stocking high-ground shelters, etc.

Even the TV screens and news crawls in Times Square were telling everyone for at least 12 hours ahead what they should be doing to prepare.

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:25:15pm
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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:26:32pm

re: #103 sagehen

There’s at least two (the whistleblowers).

They’re not part of Trumpworld, from all accounts they are career civil servants. Trumpworld is the grifters, thugs, and general low lifes one would expect to find at Mos Eisley.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:27:08pm
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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:27:41pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’re 7,000 miles away, by that logic we shouldn’t really care what Iran or North Korea does either.

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:28:05pm

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

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Noting a distinct lack of any picture of the Pope or the Orthodox Popes in that State Department splash. It would make one wonder if the new Federal Government agenda was to promote a specifically American-ized version of Fundamentalist Christianity… one steeped in abject white supremacism and class hierarchy.

Just makes one wonder.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:30:27pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I could have written those exact tweets

Me, too. Except that we read the cereal boxes so that we didn’t have to talk to each other at breakfast.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:30:42pm

re: #110 Patricia Kayden

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:30:55pm

Just seeing this now. Good.

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:31:25pm

re: #106 gocart mozart

That said, I’ll take Warren’s technocratic approach over Bernie’s populism. But then, I don’t trust populism of any sort, it’s playing with fire.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:32:43pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:34:23pm

re: #117 Patricia Kayden

Do we have any fact checking on this whole “ISIS fighters came from European countries” bit? Because that sounds an awful lot like bullshit to me.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:36:38pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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THEY’RE NOT YOUR GENERALS, ASSHOLE!

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:39:28pm

re: #118 KGxvi

Do we have any fact checking on this whole “ISIS fighters came from European countries” bit? Because that sounds an awful lot like bullshit to me.

It’s bulkshit.

Of the more than 12,000 ISIS detained, about 80% were from Iraq or Syria. About 2,000 were from someplace in Europe.

The overwhelming majority were Syrian or Iraqi, and they were safety detained thanks in large part to the Kurds.

Trump’s actions opened the door to the resurgence of ISIS coupled with giving al Qaeda a jolt thanks to deciding to send troops to Saudi Arabia to defend the oil and the regime.

UPDATE: added the link to AP fact-check and modified the stats slightly (and they’re even less favorable to Trump).

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:41:38pm

re: #118 KGxvi

Do we have any fact checking on this whole “ISIS fighters came from European countries” bit? Because that sounds an awful lot like bullshit to me.

Of course it’s bullshit: look who’s making the claim! Although a lot of ISIS fighters DID come from European countries, I think the bulk of them were more-or-less “locals”: mainly Iraqi Sunnis. And unemployed jihadis from all over the Middle East.

It’s just Trump doing what he does best*: trying to tweet his way out of a shitstorm of his own making by frantic blame-shifting. So what else is new….?

*and even that not very well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:42:23pm

re: #111 KGxvi

We’re 7,000 miles away, by that logic we shouldn’t really care what Iran or North Korea does either.

but our 50 air-dropped thermonuclear bombs stored at Incirlik Airbase are a whole lot closer to Syria

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:46:45pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:48:19pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:48:40pm
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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:49:11pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

And that should be the story. And tell everyone he’s put our nukes in Turkey under threat.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:50:11pm

re: #114 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is entirely on Trump. Including whatever terrorist attacks these monstrous escapees pull off

In a rational world, Trump would bear responsibility. But if one of these fellows comes to our shores and commits an act of Terror, Trump will use it as an excuse to declare martial law and clamp down on everyone and everything that has been bothering him…

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:50:18pm

re: #123 lawhawk

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[1941Trump] PEARL HARBOR IS 5,000 MILES FROM WASHINGTON DC, IF THE JAPANESE WANT IT THAT BADLY THEN THEY CAN HAVE IT!!!!! [/1941Trump]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:51:04pm

re: #126 Belafon

And that should be the story. And tell everyone he’s put our nukes in Turkey under threat.

yes, especially since putting our own troops in peril apparently isn’t outrageous enough

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:51:06pm

It doesn’t take a genius to know that our security is directly threatened because of terrorists escaping the SDF facilities in Syria thanks to Trump’s sheer dumbfuckery.

We have military bases all over the region.

We have embassies.

We have consulates.

We have strategic interests.

We have personnel in the region.

We have ships that transit the region.

Every last one of those aforementioned items has been a target in the past, and would be again.

For those that need a recap:

African embassy bombings.
Benghazi.
Khobar Towers
Beirut bombings (Marine Barracks)
USS Cole

Tucking tail and running doesn’t eliminate the threat.
Running and releasing the very terrorists who are the threat makes the threat so much worse. We now have to deal with the consequences, which will be even more difficult since Trump threw the SDF under the bus and aided Putin and Erdogan make inroads into undermining US strategic and tactical interests all through the region.

Putin couldn’t plan this any better had he tried.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:51:40pm

re: #128 b.d. (Lock Them Up!)

[1941Trump] PEARL HARBOR IS 5,000 MILES FROM WASHINGTON DC, IF THE JAPANESE WANT IT THAT BADLY THEN THEY CAN HAVE IT!!!!! [/1941Trump]

Meanwhile, Premier Tojo congratulates Trump on his new casino and pachinko parlor…

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:52:39pm

Trump: The Kurds didn’t fight on our side in WWII.

Are we sure we know what side Trump’s talking about?

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:54:21pm

re: #128 b.d. (Lock Them Up!)

[1941Trump] PEARL HARBOR IS 5,000 MILES FROM WASHINGTON DC, IF THE JAPANESE WANT IT THAT BADLY THEN THEY CAN HAVE IT!!!!! [/1941Trump]

Wouldn’t surprise me if Fred said something like that… I can imagine that the white supremacists weren’t too keen on having a territory occupied by so many non-whites back in the day.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:55:35pm

re: #123 lawhawk

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Yeah, but it’s 7000 miles FROM HIM, so he doesn’t care about it, because he’s the center of the universe, and the only thing that matters.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:56:29pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:56:43pm

re: #133 KGxvi

Wouldn’t surprise me if Fred said something like that… I can imagine that the white supremacists weren’t too keen on having a territory occupied by so many non-whites back in the day.

Nah. They liked colonies where the white people could rule over the others.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:57:01pm

re: #134 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but it’s 7000 miles FROM HIM, so he doesn’t care about it, because he’s the center of the universe, and the only thing that matters.

But it’s only a few hundred miles from the nearest building with a Trump logo on it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 12:57:24pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

Yeah, but he SAID he didn’t, and it was a really strong denial, so of course he didn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:00:05pm

Trump would be bragging about his many properties in Germany, Italy, & Japan and saying we should understand that the Sudentland is German territory.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:00:18pm

I’m reading in various places that the whole Turkey/Kurds/Erdogan thing was Trump ‘going with his gut’, which of course he trusts over everyone else. Of course, his gut, like everyone else’s is full of shit.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:00:58pm

Pretty sure Trump never heard of that whole “The Buck Stops Here” thing.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:01:39pm

re: #141 jaunte

Pretty sure Trump never heard of that whole “The Buck Stops Here” thing.

Truman? I wasn’t a fan. //

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:02:19pm

re: #134 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but it’s 7000 miles FROM HIM, so he doesn’t care about it, because he’s the center of the universe, and the only thing that matters.

How far away are the troops that Trump is sending to Saudi Arabia going to be?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:02:36pm

re: #140 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m reading in various places that the whole Turkey/Kurds/Erdogan thing was Trump ‘going with his gut’, which of course he trusts over everyone else. Of course, his gut, like everyone else’s is full of shit.

He thinks the cabinet and joint chiefs are there just to kiss his ass.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:02:37pm
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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:03:31pm

re: #112 Florida Panhandler

Noting a distinct lack of any picture of the Pope or the Orthodox Popes in that State Department splash. It would make one wonder if the new Federal Government agenda was to promote a specifically American-ized version of Fundamentalist Christianity… one steeped in abject white supremacism and class hierarchy.

Just makes one wonder.

I want to point out that the American Association of Christian Counselors is a scam organization. None of their “counselors” are licensed by any state. (Just based on Arizona, which I checked a couple of years ago, none of their AZ counselors had an AZ license.) They don’t follow counseling best practices. The churches they work with use counselors as a way to get information out of church members. And they use the Bible, first and foremost, for counseling. These people are horrible. Basically, church members get shunted into these unlicensed, untrained (except in Bible) fake counselors when they should be going to psychologists or psychiatrists!

Warren Throckmorton has been all over these guys for years regarding their political positions. wthrockmorton.com

This is from five years ago, but Kathryn Joyce knows what she’s talking about: psmag.com

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:03:49pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Maybe he understood it in the Emoluments sense.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:04:28pm

re: #147 jaunte

Maybe he understood it in the Emoluments sense.

Boom!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:04:32pm

re: #147 jaunte

Maybe he understood it in the Emoluments sense.

“The Bucks Stop Here”

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:04:57pm

“The Buck Stops Here Because I’ll Stiff Anyone Who Works For Me.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:05:35pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Truman? I wasn’t a fan. //

only because Truman got to drop the bombs first

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:06:29pm

If you want to know why Evanglicals (and by this I mean white supremacists) are backing Trump and Republicans:

They’d allow trump to violate the three or four commandments he hasn’t to stay in power.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:07:34pm

Brad Parscale is taking his cut before Trump gets his hands on the money.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:09:11pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:09:18pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:10:41pm

re: #155 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yoda voice: ‘Do or do not, there is no “soon.”

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:11:02pm

re: #145 Dread Pirate

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:12:00pm

re: #135 Dread Pirate

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

In Turkey

With help of Trump family members

Impeachable offense

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:12:08pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:14:30pm

re: #152 Belafon

So, last week, Tom Nichols gets all concerned that the Democrats are blowing 2020 by focusing a day of the year-plus long primary campaign on LGBTQ day, and Elizabeth Warren’s viral ‘if you can find one’ moment in particular.

I’m pretty sure the Venn diagram of “People who might vote for a Democrat against Trump” and “People who still think Marriage Equality is bad” would show a razor thin to nonexistent overlap. Unless he thinks there are people who support marriage equality but who would still be offended by insufficient respect for an opinion they themselves don’t hold.

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austin_blue  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:16:38pm

re: #60 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Specifically 50 B-61 ‘dial-a-yield’ nuclear gravity bombs.
Stored in these hardened aircraft bunkers
google.com

Bunkers are on the north side of the base. Been there for decades.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:18:21pm

Entitled shithead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:18:58pm

re: #159 jaunte

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also, and threatening the US trade deal with Turkey?
Turkey don’t care…they have Russia now

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:19:08pm

“very fine people on both sides”

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William Lewis  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:20:06pm

re: #162 jaunte

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Entitled shithead.

Facebook delenda est.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:21:50pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, and threatening the US trade deal with Turkey?
Turkey don’t care…they have Russia now

Trump, as a simpleton and narcissist, believes other countries only exist as a function of their interactions with the United States, so it’s not possible that we don’t have the whiphand in all negotiations, because trading with us is the only thing that matters to them. They couldn’t possibly make deals with anyone else because nobody else is us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:22:26pm

I have at least a half bushel of apples that one of the neighbors gave me.

Pray for me as I deal with them…

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:22:48pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pie?

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:23:07pm

re: #162 jaunte

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Entitled shithead.

Yeah, Fuck off Mark

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:23:43pm

re: #149 Blind Frog Belly White

“The Bucks Stop Here”

“The Rubles stop here.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:24:22pm

re: #168 jaunte

Pie?

well, that’ll take care of two or three of them.

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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:24:30pm

Trump’s going to issue an EO on imposing sanctions against Turkey.

It also means Americans are going to pay more to buy Turkish goods. It wont stop Turkey’s ethnic cleansing and hanging Kurds out to dry.

All that is on Trump and his idiotic decision to withdraw US troops. Russia wins. Again.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:25:56pm

Early in the morning I noted that the Nautilus is off the continental shelf off of California. They’ve been looking a nest of octopuses, mostly brooding females.

Roll back the video about 10 hours and 45 minutes and it goes from there;

Nautilus Live | Channel 1 Stream

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:26:20pm

re: #172 lawhawk

Trump’s going to issue an EO on imposing sanctions against Turkey.

It also means Americans are going to pay more to buy Turkish goods. It wont stop Turkey’s ethnic cleansing and hanging Kurds out to dry.

All that is on Trump and his idiotic decision to withdraw US troops. Russia wins. Again.

Next up: A ban on all Turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving next month.

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:26:52pm

re: #172 lawhawk

Trump’s going to issue an EO on imposing sanctions against Turkey.

It also means Americans are going to pay more to buy Turkish goods. It wont stop Turkey’s ethnic cleansing and hanging Kurds out to dry.

All that is on Trump and his idiotic decision to withdraw US troops. Russia wins. Again.

Oh joy!

And over the weekend, State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating roughly 50 tactical nuclear weapons that the United States had long stored, under American control, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, about 250 miles from the Syrian border, according to two American officials.

Those weapons, one senior official said, were now essentially Erdogan’s hostages. To fly them out of Incirlik would be to mark the de facto end of the Turkish-American alliance. To keep them there, though, is to perpetuate a nuclear vulnerability that should have been eliminated years ago.

“I think this is a first — a country with U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in it literally firing artillery at US forces,” Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies wrote last week.

msn.com

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:26:56pm

re: #172 lawhawk

Trump’s going to issue an EO on imposing sanctions against Turkey.

It also means Americans are going to pay more to buy Turkish goods. It wont stop Turkey’s ethnic cleansing and hanging Kurds out to dry.

All that is on Trump and his idiotic decision to withdraw US troops. Russia wins. Again.

The only way this doesn’t end badly is for the US to step up and reassert authority in the area, which is going to cost US lives.

I count on nothing going right with Trump on this.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:28:57pm
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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:29:47pm

Meanwhile…. I’m surprised Trump hasn’t gone off on a rant against the UAW over their ongoing strike with GM.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:29:53pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have at least a half bushel of apples that one of the neighbors gave me.

Pray for me as I deal with them…

What kind of apples?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:30:07pm

re: #162 jaunte

He got caught.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:31:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:32:53pm

re: #179 Blind Frog Belly White

What kind of apples?

four different kinds, so I’ll be mixing them up.

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jeffreyw  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:33:41pm

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Next up: A ban on all Turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving next month.

It’ll be played as a big win for ham producers.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:34:10pm

Hanging out at the spa (hot water vent):

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:34:16pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

four different kinds, so I’ll be mixing them up.

mostly I’ll be making up pint jars of apple pie/strudel filling and applesauce. Neighbor made apple butter out of what he kept.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:34:16pm

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Next up: A ban on all Turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving next month.

You mean Freedom Birds?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:34:59pm

re: #184 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Hanging out at the spa (hot water vent):

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:35:53pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:36:34pm

re: #184 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Hanging out at the spa (hot water vent):

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“Any space in there for me?”

“No. It’s all octopied.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:37:19pm

current mood:

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:38:43pm

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Next up: A ban on all Turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving next month.

Gotta call a fowl on that one…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:42:51pm

It’s an octopod city:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:43:18pm

“No, no! We’re not removing them permanently! Nothing of the kind! They just need to be….polished? Yeah, polished! So they look their best! We’ll bring them back right after, all shiny and new looking! Trust us!”

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Decatur Deb  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:44:29pm

5452re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’ll take care of two or three of them.

Dessicate & freeze. Delicious in February.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:44:42pm

re: #111 KGxvi

We’re 7,000 miles away, by that logic we shouldn’t really care what Iran or North Korea does either.

Or any internecine conflict in the Middle East.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:45:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:46:54pm

re: #192 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s an octopod city:

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looks like somebody got goosed:

oh my!
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:47:38pm

re: #194 Decatur Deb

5452

Dessicate & freeze. Delicious in February.

I have a dehydrator!

Forgot about that!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:48:10pm

So the science team uses the thermal probe on the arm to test the hot water vent… and one of the octopus decides to jump on the arm and take it on:

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:48:23pm

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a rational world, Trump would never be president.bear responsibility. But if one of these fellows comes to our shores and commits an act of Terror, Trump will use it as an excuse to declare martial law and clamp down on everyone and everything that has been bothering him…

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jeffreyw  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:49:43pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

Not true! He consulted the Turks and the Russians.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:49:56pm

The Grand Progress 2019 is finished. 5452 miles, 32 days, 20 days with camper teardown/setup, 1 rain event (late night). Almost every planned event was met, with an improvised balloon flight and a seafood festival thrown in. One of the many purposes was to test my new (June) hip. It works.

Now to tear off Trump’s balls.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:50:57pm

re: #192 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s an octopod city:

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Take me down to Octopoid City
Where the seaweed’s green and the sand is gritty

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:51:47pm

re: #200 DangerMan

In a rational world, Trump would never have become famous and would be nothing more than a former slum lord sued out of all his real estate holdingsbe president.bear responsibility. But if one of these fellows comes to our shores and commits an act of Terror, Trump will use it as an excuse to declare martial law and clamp down on everyone and everything that has been bothering him

Fixed a second time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:53:29pm

re: #199 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So the science team uses the thermal probe on the arm to test the hot water vent… and one of the octopus decides to jump on the arm and take it on:

[Embedded content]

I am having too much fun:

RAH RAH TEAM!
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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:53:31pm

re: #145 Dread Pirate

schroedinger’s deal

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:55:32pm

re: #157 goddamnedfrank

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while im not thrilled rooting for china, they are lucy to trump’s charlie brown every time

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Stanley Sea  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:55:57pm
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Florida Panhandler  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:56:39pm

re: #177 jaunte

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Zuckerberg went on to tweet: “…For instance, dining with Republicans I learned just today that minorities are inferior to whites and that women are not to be trusted and should be back in the kitchen baking cookies anyway? Who knew?”

parody, of course.

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:59:06pm

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Next up: A ban on all Turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving next month.

and of course Bonomo’s

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:59:14pm

re: #199 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So the science team uses the thermal probe on the arm to test the hot water vent… and one of the octopus decides to jump on the arm and take it on:

[Embedded content]

GET A ROOM YOU GUYS!!!!
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lawhawk  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:59:22pm

re: #208 Stanley Sea

Via the US Trade Representative (and google fu)

U.S. goods and services trade with Turkey totaled an estimated $24.0 billion in 2017 (latest data available). Exports were $12.7 billion; imports were $11.2 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Turkey was $1.5 billion in 2017.

Trump’s talking out his ass again. Same as always.

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 1:59:47pm

re: #176 Belafon

The only way this doesn’t end badly is for the US to step up and reassert authority in the area, which is going to cost US lives.

I count on nothing going right with Trump on this.

and while i agree, how exactly does that work unless trump gives the order?

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:04:03pm

re: #191 b.d. (Lock Them Up!)

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Next up: A ban on all Turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving next month.

Gotta call a fowl on that one…

Naaah, it’s Trump.

He’s going to duck the issue. Or just chicken out.

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:06:05pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’ll take care of two or three of them.

Applesauce.
Apple butter.
Apple chips.
Apple jam and preserves.

I once went to Vermont for tree-color season and there were an unlimited range of apple food products available.

I tried to google for what more of them might be, but just got a list of Apple stores. Sorry.

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:08:00pm

EVERYTHING is the democrat’s fault:

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) suggested on Fox & Friends that Turkey’s invasion of Syria and attack on America’s Kurdish allies was tied to Democrats launching an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Said Cheney: “I also want to say that the impeachment proceedings that are going on and what the Democrats are doing themselves to try to weaken this president is part of this.”

She added: “It was not an accident that the Turks chose this moment to roll across the border.”

of course it wasn’t an accident ya bonehead.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:09:07pm

re: #216 DangerMan

EVERYTHING is the democrat’s fault:

of course it wasn’t an accident ya bonehead.

Such fucking bullshit and Liz knows it. Stop making pathetic excuses for him.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:09:32pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:21:52pm
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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:22:02pm

re: #213 DangerMan

and while i agree, how exactly does that work unless trump gives the order?

Exactly.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:23:13pm

re: #216 DangerMan

EVERYTHING is the democrat’s fault:

of course it wasn’t an accident ya bonehead.

Of course Trump was influenced by this. But that’s on Trump, not the Democrats. He’s the pathetic one, and you are as well for backing him, Liz.

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:28:08pm

re: #199 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So the science team uses the thermal probe on the arm to test the hot water vent… and one of the octopus decides to jump on the arm and take it on:

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Don’t scientists know not to violate the prime directive?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:33:10pm

re: #219 Charles Johnson

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whois.domaintools.com

allsides.com

sounds legit…

O_o

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:33:16pm
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jeffreyw  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:34:08pm

re: #222 Belafon

Don’t scientists know not to violate the prime directive?

Which prime directive are we talking about?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:34:32pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:37:23pm

re: #219 Charles Johnson

New York Times opinion as Far Left - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s a good one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:38:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:40:26pm
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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:40:56pm

re: #226 Patricia Kayden

It’s a mercantilist’s view of diplomacy.

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BigPapa  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:42:36pm

Minor quibble:

Go to this website and play Make the Graph Look Like You Want. I was able to replicate his graph then horizontally shrink my web browser for extra awesomeness with little effort.

Mere seconds later:

No reply yet, me must be working up something special.

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:42:56pm

re: #226 Patricia Kayden

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Tariffs on Turkish steel?

How the hell much of that do we import, anyway? And unless Trump sets them high enough to make the steel price-competitive with platinum, how badly is that going to hurt them/benefit us? Or not just get passed along to the consumer (like all Trump’s stupid tariffs)?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:43:35pm

This is uh, pretty wild:

(CNN)A man walked from an Indianapolis suburb to Wisconsin — a 351-mile journey — to have sex with a person he believed was the 14-year-old girl he had been talking to on Facebook, prosecutors said.

Instead, 32-year-old Tommy Lee Jenkins had been talking to a Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin said.

He is charged with using a computer to attempt to persuade, induce or entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity, the office said, and faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

CNN has reached out to Jenkins’ attorney, a federal defender, and has not received a response.

Apparently it took him about 10 days to complete the journey, which, given the average human walking speed of about 3 MPH, means he was walking for between ten and thirteen hours each day.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:44:07pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:44:18pm
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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:46:43pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

This is uh, pretty wild:

(CNN)A man walked from an Indianapolis suburb to Wisconsin — a 351-mile journey — to have sex with a person he believed was the 14-year-old girl he had been talking to on Facebook, prosecutors said.

Instead, 32-year-old Tommy Lee Jenkins had been talking to a Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin said.

He is charged with using a computer to attempt to persuade, induce or entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity, the office said, and faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

CNN has reached out to Jenkins’ attorney, a federal defender, and has not received a response.

Apparently it took him about 10 days to complete the journey, which, given the average human walking speed of about 3 MPH, means he was walking for between ten and thirteen hours each day.

Maybe he walked all that way to save money so he could take his “girlfriend” out on a nice date?? //

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:48:32pm

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny, he left out *which* political party he worked for.

“…John Gable offers a unique combination of technology and politics. He started in tech 24 years ago by joining the original Microsoft Office team, then became the PM team lead for Netscape Navigator. He also led ZoneAlarm at Check Point Software, and cofounded and sold Kavi Corp. Gable was previously a Republican operative, working for three Senate majority leaders (Howard Baker, Trent Lott, Mitch McConnell), the Republican National Committee and George H.W. Bush.”
ted.com

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:49:28pm

Republican Operative Founds Pseudo-Balanced Political Website

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:50:50pm

re: #237 jaunte

Funny, he left out *which* presidents he worked for.

*all sides*

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:51:46pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

Points of view as disparate as Trent Lott to Mitch McConnell to the RNC.

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BigPapa  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:53:24pm

re: #236 Jay C

At least he won’t have to deal with an impounded car.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 14, 2019 • 2:55:58pm

re: #236 Jay C

Maybe he walked all that way to save money so he could take his “girlfriend” out on a nice date?? //

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:01:44pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’ll take care of two or three of them.

Apple brandy. I have a buddy who makes some mean apple brandy. Uses raisins for an extra sugar content boost.

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:09:09pm

re: #219 Charles Johnson

From the All Sides website:

These are subjective judgements [sic] made by people across the country. Here is our rough approximation for what the media bias ratings mean:

Left - Lean Left - Center - Lean Right - Right.

Note that “Center” does not always mean unbiased, neutral or reasonable, just as “far Left” and “far Right” do not always mean “extreme” or “unreasonable.” Learn more about what a Center media bias rating means here. Think of our bias ratings as points of view, each providing pieces of the puzzle, to help you gain a more holistic view.

But of course, how they determine it is very hush hush, top secret (at least that’s usually what “our patented system” means):

AllSides rates media bias using a patented media bias detection and display technology that drives what is arguably the world’s most effective and up-to-date media bias detection engine. It’s powered by the best statistical research and methodologies. We’ve rated the bias of nearly 600 media outlets and writers.

Actually, come to think of it, anyone want to search the PTO website and see if they actually have a patent? Because if the do, the application has to explain what it is.

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EPR-radar  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:10:14pm

re: #219 Charles Johnson

How the fuck is NYT opinions on the left when David Fucking Brooks has a lifetime position there shitting out his both-siderist poison?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:12:00pm

This is comical

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:13:13pm

re: #246 Stanley Sea

This is comical

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all three of those guys are graduates of the Trump School of Weird Posture.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:14:04pm

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

all three of those guys are graduates of the Trump School of Weird Posture.

The “I fucked up my life” pose

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calochortus  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:14:28pm

re: #246 Stanley Sea

This is comical

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Could be true. Trump couldn’t have been more firm. Any normal human being could have been much more firm.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:14:42pm

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

They stand weird so that DT’s posture looks “perfect.”

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:17:24pm

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

all three of those guys are graduates of the Trump School of Weird Posture.

The guy on the right shouldn’t be wearing a single button jacket, those don’t work for someone with a gut.

Mnuchin and Pence both look like they’re standing on a sloped driveway… yet while standing right next to each other, make it look like the driveway is sloping in multiple directions, which is… impressive.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:18:49pm

re: #250 PhillyPretzel

Looks.like Pence and Mnuchin have sticks up their asses….

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:18:49pm

re: #251 KGxvi

They’re ready to slide out of view any second.

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:19:50pm

re: #251 KGxvi

Mnuchin and Pence both look like they’re standing on a sloped driveway… yet while standing right next to each other, make it look like the driveway is sloping in multiple directions, which is… impressive.

True: I know some Republicans like to believe in an alternative reality: these guys look like they’re standing in one.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:20:10pm
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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:21:24pm

re: #254 Jay C

True: I know some Republicans like to believe in an alternative reality: these guys look like they’re standing in one.

In the slightest bit of fairness to Mnuchin, he may have been caught leaning to see someone/thing on the other side of Pence. But there’s really no explanation for Pence’s stance, it’s just weird.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:22:09pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:31:39pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:33:33pm

re: #257 jaunte

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He did. Mother’s husband is being a liar again.

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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:34:20pm

re: #258 jaunte

Trump literally tweeted “let them” when describing Turkey fighting the Kurds

that wasnt what he meant
it was a joke
he’s being misinterpreted
witch hunt
fake news
kangaroo court

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sagehen  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:35:23pm

re: #245 EPR-radar

How the fuck is NYT opinions on the left when David Fucking Brooks has a lifetime position there shitting out his both-siderist poison?

And Bari Weiss. And Bret Stephens.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:35:51pm
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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:38:31pm

re: #262 jaunte

Trump gave in to the worst demons of his nature.

Bold of them to assume Trump has any other kinds of demons of his nature.

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Citizen K  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:38:53pm

re: #219 Charles Johnson

This chart is just unbelievably bad and wrong. Who is allsides.com and why is anyone supposed to believe they’re an authority on this? Because they clearly are NOT.

re: #245 EPR-radar

How the fuck is NYT opinions on the left when David Fucking Brooks has a lifetime position there shitting out his both-siderist poison?

Well, we know what chart Dean Baquet is consulting when determining the editorial direction of the paper, that’s for sure.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:39:02pm

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:39:07pm

re: #263 KGxvi

It’s a very short scale.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:39:59pm

Well, that’s some timely warning…

See everyone on the other side?

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:42:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:43:21pm

re: #268 jaunte

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This is a witch hunt. They should be investigating that other guy.//

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:43:49pm

re: #263 KGxvi

Bold of them to assume Trump has any other kinds of demons of his nature.

If you only have one kind of demon, then they’re all the worst.

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Sinistershade  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:44:45pm

re: #267 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

935,000 miles is almost four times the radius of the Moon’s orbit, so I won’t be losing any sleep.

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KGxvi  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:46:59pm

re: #267 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

935,000 miles, about 3.5 times the average distance to the moon

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Amory Blaine  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:48:56pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth
Nice . I love Penzeys. Just got this one today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:49:48pm

re: #267 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, that’s some timely warning…

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See everyone on the other side?

hmmm…our dog just started going ballistic outside

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:50:54pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:53:29pm

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

hmmm…our dog just started going ballistic outside

Probably an ice cream truck

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:53:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:56:13pm

re: #276 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Probably an ice cream truck

probably just a deer on the other side of the fence taunting her

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 14, 2019 • 3:58:50pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

Or a neighbor’s cat walking near the fence.

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Interesting Times  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:02:12pm

You can pretty much substitute the name of any GOPer senator:

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:02:42pm

re: #267 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, that’s some timely warning…

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See everyone on the other side?

I’m at 7:01 ET so guess all is w

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:02:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:03:34pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:05:16pm

re: #273 Amory Blaine

Nice . I love Penzeys. Just got this one today.

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My parents have a huge pile. I have the Penzy’s pepper mill as a gift from them.

Then my dad saw their left wing lean.

He boycotted & they are suffering with the spices they LOVED, but can’t replenish.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:06:57pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:07:37pm

re: #284 Stanley Sea

They cannot compromise. It’s a cult.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:09:57pm
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:11:50pm

I downloaded one season of Bob Ross that I got today on amazon. I can honestly say I am enjoying it. He soft and easy going voice is a pleasure to listen to and the pictures are great. :)

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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:13:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:13:13pm

re: #281 Eventual Carrion

I’m at 7:01 ET so guess all is w

Well played. :)

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:18:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:20:54pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:22:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:23:36pm

nothing to see here…all is well…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:24:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:27:15pm

too late, turtleman…

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:27:27pm

re: #282 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It allows Republicans to delegate more authority to him.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:28:00pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:28:17pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

Those Republicans knew all along that Trump was never going to do what he said. They just play along for their own benefit.

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mmmirele  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:28:38pm

Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune. He reposted this to his Twitter today (from last year) and damn, but it is ON POINT.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:29:15pm

*checks notes* why, yes, the moron did exactly that

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b.d. (It's All True)  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:31:31pm

re: #298 Amory Blaine

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Troll level = Master

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:32:15pm

Foggy Bottom is imploding.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:32:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:34:28pm

ok…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:35:17pm
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Amory Blaine  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:35:45pm

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Vile weed!”
~Newman

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:35:53pm

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:46:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:46:53pm

re: #306 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah we should just do everything Republicans want.//

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:49:52pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:51:50pm

Sorry to hear that Tulsi didn’t stand on principle and will participate in tomorrow’s debate. C’mon Tulsi, stay strong! It’ll teach them a lesson if you stay away!

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:53:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:53:51pm

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:54:20pm

re: #312 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Sorry to hear that Tulsi didn’t stand on principle and will participate in tomorrow’s debate. C’mon Tulsi, stay strong! It’ll teach them a lesson if you stay away!

The only reason she even flirted with boycotting is that she doesn’t want to talk about Syria. I expect her to get completely destroyed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:56:03pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:56:21pm

re: #227 Eclectic Cyborg

New York Times opinion as Far Left - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s a good one.

The Economist is lefty? Sure Jan.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:56:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 4:59:13pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:00:08pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:00:19pm

I hope this is true.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:00:46pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:01:05pm

re: #321 goddamnedfrank

I hope this is true.

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Shit, wrong tweet. Reload.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:02:33pm

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Trump Boys all stand like centaurs missing the back half.

Which is odd, given they’re all horses’ asses.

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:03:00pm

re: #321 goddamnedfrank

“Dean was listed as an inmate in the Tarrant County Jail as of 6:50 p.m. Monday night, according to records.”
star-telegram.com

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:03:16pm

re: #314 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We’re again reminded that Repubs think that mindlessly engaging in endless “investigations” is only cool if the target is a Democrat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:03:35pm
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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:05:35pm

re: #298 Amory Blaine

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BWAHAHAHA! Just the hint of her coming between Trump and his pet will be awesome.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:07:45pm

re: #321 goddamnedfrank

I hope this is true.

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His entire world view is transactional: “How does it benefit me?” In this case, he doesn’t feel he’s getting any benefit from protecting the Kurds, so he’s totally cool with making it somebody else’s “problem.” After all, he accomplished his goal (“defeating” ISIS), so he thought that it would be cool to scratch off another campaign promise by pulling troops out of Syria. After all, if Turkey promises they won’t massacre the Kurds, isn’t that enough?

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:09:09pm

re: #329 Targetpractice

It’s weird that he even makes an attempt to fulfill campaign promises when he could just lie about the results, as he does anyway.

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:11:24pm

re: #330 jaunte

It’s weird that he even makes an attempt to fulfill campaign promises when he could just lie about the results, as he does anyway.

If you look at it from a point of view that he’s given up on broadening his party’s base and instead is trying to maximize what they have, then it starts to make a twisted sort of sense. Isolationist wingnuts have spent ages wondering why we have troops “over there” and not confined to the continental US, so throwing them a bone by ending US involvement in Syria might be worth a point or two next November. And when you’re looking at pulling off a very narrow victory, a point could be enough to get over the finish line.

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Jay C  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:12:30pm

re: #310 HappyWarrior

Yeah we should just do everything Republicans want.//

Of course! Isn’t that the usual media definition of “bipartisanship”?

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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:12:44pm

re: #331 Targetpractice

Just start calling him President Runaway.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:12:55pm

re: #327 Blind Frog Belly White

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:13:25pm
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Belafon  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:14:05pm

re: #320 jaunte

Imagine if Texas does a better job of holding its police officers accountable than New York, Philadelphia, or Illinois.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:14:57pm

re: #336 Belafon

Imagine if Texas does a better job of holding its police officers accountable than New York, Philadelphia, or Illinois.

Weaker union?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:17:16pm
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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:19:03pm
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Mescalero09  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:20:30pm

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jaunte  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:20:44pm
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DangerMan  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:22:35pm

mrs dm made a joke and now this song is in my head all night

YouTube

at least it nudged out that sheriff’s birthday song

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:24:49pm

moron

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:25:30pm

re: #340 Mescalero09

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Oh, I mentioned the other day about wife deciding what movie to go see. We didn’t go that day because something else came up, went yesterday. Saw Joker. Liked it. Different.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:28:17pm
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Mescalero09  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:28:32pm

re: #344 Eventual Carrion

Revenge flick or something more dark?

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Targetpractice  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:31:17pm

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Generally when investigators start saying they don’t require the testimony of the original complainant but the investigation is still moving forward, that’s usually not a good sign for the target of the investigation. Why? Because it’s generally a sign that the investigation has hit a much richer vein of testimony from other witnesses and feels they no longer need the person who tipped them off to make their case in court.

But much like the Russia investigation, Trump still thinks if he destroys the reputation of the whistleblower, he can somehow discredit the entire investigation itself.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:32:44pm

re: #346 Mescalero09

Revenge flick or something more dark?

Deeper, darker. Some revenge but more a slow slide into not giving a fuck madness.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:35:10pm

re: #345 goddamnedfrank

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA….
*gasp*
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!
*cough, cough*

That there is what it’s like raising kids.

Spend a lot of time carefully and lovingly making something special for your kid, and you can almost guarantee they won’t like it.

I lovingly sawed and scraped and carefully tillered bows for both The Boys. Hand-twisted the bowstrings. Crested and fletched arrows for them. Cut out and hand-stitched back quivers for them.

Took them to the archery range with me, and the ungrateful little fuckers would rather catch lizards!!!!

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Mescalero09  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:36:01pm

re: #348 Eventual Carrion

I just Wiki’d it.
Birth of……..no spoilers from me.

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Semper Fi  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:49:51pm

re: #267 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, that’s some timely warning…

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See everyone on the other side?

These guys slay me. The brush past probably won’t even be inside moons orbit.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 14, 2019 • 5:58:50pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 14, 2019 • 6:18:53pm

re: #23 jaunte

Meme-maker-martyrdom

Instead of a sword, he impaled himself on a missed point.

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John Hughes  Oct 15, 2019 • 4:04:11am

re: #33 Teukka

IOW, what’s referred to as an “Emergency Evacuation” in US military nuclear incident jargon.

Not just the US that has to worry about cases like that. A fun bit of French history is what happened during the Gerboise Verte nuclear test in Algeria — they had to explode the bomb prematurely in order to top it falling into the hands of the OAS putchists.


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