Brittany Howard Brings the Soul: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert [VIDEO]

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Watch Brittany Howard play “Stay High”, “Georgia”, “Baby” and “Goat Head” at the Tiny Desk.

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Oct. 15, 2019 | Bob Boilen — From the moment Brittany Howard walked into the NPR offices, I could sense her intense commitment and passion. Her eight-piece backing band, all decked out in red and black, played with a soulful subtlety that bolstered Brittany Howard’s tender songs about her family — stories of a mixed-race child growing up in Alabama.

All the songs performed at the Tiny Desk come from Jaime, an album Brittany Howard dedicated to her sister who died at the age of 13 from a rare form of eye cancer, the same disease that has left Brittany Howard partially blind in one eye. On these songs (and in particular at this Tiny Desk Concert), there is more nuance than I’ve heard in Brittany’s past projects, including her work with Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch. The music has a sense of wonder and playfulness, even when the subject is heavy, as in “Georgia.” She tells the audience that it’s a tale of “a little young, black, gay girl having a crush on an older black girl and not knowing what to say and how I was feeling.”

Brittany Howard knows how to tell a story, to foster empathy and understanding and, in this intimate setting, the songs feel at home. The connection with the audience felt visceral as I looked around the room and into the eyes of my workmates and their friends. Even a small child in the arms of their parent screamed at the appropriate moment during the climax of Brittany’s song, “Baby.” It gave us all a good laugh just when the weight of the words felt the heaviest.

SET LIST
“Stay High”
“Georgia”
“Baby”
“Goat Head”

MUSICIANS
Brittany Howard: vocals, guitar; Nate Smith: drums; Alex Chakour: guitar; Brad Allen Williams: guitar; Zac Cockrell: bass; Lloyd Buchanan: keys; Paul Horton: keys; Shanay Johnson: vocals; Karita Law: vocals

CREDITS
Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Kara Frame, Beck Harlan, CJ Riculan; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR

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gocart mozart  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:03:56pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:11:17pm
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calochortus  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:17:36pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

Hard to say which is creepier.

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Belafon  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:21:41pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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Is he trying to meet Michael Jackson somewhere in the middle? Plus, it looks like he’s got a lot of botox going on there.

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Belafon  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:25:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:27:16pm

re: #5 Belafon

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Sick of the lies. They are doing the same thing that was done in the past. Kennedy just can’t stand the truth is coming out.

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gocart mozart  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:33:16pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:33:43pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:38:56pm

Epic shade

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HappyWarrior  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:41:50pm

re: #9 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Epic shade

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Jose Andres really is a great representative of the DC area. Trump has never shown any interest in the people here. Jose’s restaurants are open to all. Trump meanwhile runs snobby golf clubs.

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Belafon  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:47:05pm

If only Anymouse were here. It seems Massie has a crush:

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:47:42pm

Really annoying — twice today while listening to MSNBC, I heard attorneys (not sure who they were) who both said that they had been in favor of Barr’s appointment because they thought he was an institutionalist but they now realize that their judgement had been in error. Really? Were they actually blind to Barr’s actions as AG under 41? Did none of these experts read Barr’s audition letter for the position?? I am always flabbergasted when people who are reputed to be experts seem too willing to accept someone at face value because of their paper credentials.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:48:14pm

TBH how cool for an immigrant to this country throw out a first pitch at a World Series game for his home city. Baseball is always been full of immigrants and the children of them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 25, 2019 • 8:52:23pm

re: #12 Hecuba’s daughter

Really annoying — twice today while listening to MSNBC, I heard attorneys (not sure who they were) who both said that they had been in favor of Barr’s appointment because they thought he was an institutionalist but they now realize that their judgement had been in error. Really? Were they actually blind to Barr’s actions as AG under 41? Did none of these experts read Barr’s audition letter for the position?? I am always flabbergasted when people who are reputed to be experts seem too willing to accept someone at face value because of their paper credentials.

Better late than ever I guess. But yes qualifications are one thing. But Barr did not show a willingness to act as something other than a hack. It’s honestly the good old boy network. The same reason why a lot of people defended Kavanaugh even before Dr. Ford came forward.

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gocart mozart  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:00:59pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:03:23pm

So today Amazon was supposed to deliver a package… but left it somewhere else, certainly not here.

Anyway, I wanted to call Amazon and talk to somehow about how worthless the tracking information was (there is a photo but totally non-informative)… and the aggravating thing is, as always, trying to use Amazon’s website to find the right number is worthless.

So the delivery person apparently tried to leave a message on my phone, but didn’t, yet since I had the number called it and it was an Amazon machine which gave me the magic words to Google to find the information, which Google has, on which number to call.

Sure, Amazon readily refunds, but I wonder how less expensive goods from Amazon would be if they didn’t mess up millions of packages every year?

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Cheechako  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:15:24pm

So, trump jr plans to sell the DC trump hotel for $500 million.

Didn’t know they bought it….since it’s under lease from the GSA (US General Services Administration. Yah, that’s the landlord for all US Government property.

Did trump sell it to himself?

Or, just another classic “bait and switch”.

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gocart mozart  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:16:40pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:16:57pm

THERE WILL BE A GAME FIVE ON SUNDAY.

also this

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jaunte  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:41:31pm
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stpaulbear  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:53:34pm

re: #20 jaunte

Stephen Miller is covered with a different bodily product after reading this.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:55:58pm

re: #20 jaunte

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Angers me that a majority of Xtians approve of this…

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jaunte  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:57:31pm

re: #21 stpaulbear

He;s going to have to pay for security for the rest of his life.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:58:54pm

Well here’s another RepubliKKKlan who got caught!

The leader of an anti-immigrant group was arrested by Surprise police on suspicion of identity theft, according to court records and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Jennifer M. Harrison, 42, was booked into jail by Surprise police on Oct. 24 on one count of taking the identity of another, a Class 4 felony, said Sgt. Bryant Vanegas, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

When she was arrested and transferred to a Surprise police station, she told officers she was innocent and did not cooperate with police, the court document says.

“Jennifer created a scene at the PD (police department) and in the booking room because she believes she is above the law and does not want to be treated like a criminal,” the document says.

azcentral.com

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austin_blue  Oct 25, 2019 • 9:59:33pm

re: #19 I Would Prefer Not To

THERE WILL BE A GAME FIVE ON SUNDAY.

Yes, and there will be a certain chef, I forget his name, he fed of thousands of disaster victims in Purto Rico and Bermuda, making international disaster relief organizations look like absolute pikers, and was nominated for a Nobel Prize, who will be throwing out the first pitch in Game 5.

Oh, and the Drumpf, who hates him, will post a tweet to destroy him to the public. Because that is what he does.

Night all, from just south of Alpine, Texas, where our road trip to get the band back together has resulted in a gig at the Richie Hotel tomorrow. It’s the oldest surviving railroad hotel in Texas. The landscape here, by the way, is absolutely spectacular. Spent the day at the McDonald Observatory and Marfa, and it was absolutely fantastic, with unlimited views of over 40 miles.

If you haven’t put the Big Bend on your bucket list, you should absolutely do so. There is nothing else like it in the US.

Night all, sweet dreams.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:08:04pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:09:12pm

Example of the idiocy promoted by Trumpsters — I don’t know how you deal with the tens of millions of Americans who believe this— From a comment on a friend’s FB page (friend is a never Trumper):

xxxxxxx: He has been fighting for the Americans, not submitting to the pressure of any other country, has our economy booming . I don’t see how that is treason but here are some treasonous actions

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:11:16pm

re: #27 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s like dealing with fundamentalists… because it is exactly dealing with fundamentalists.

They become unable to analyze information critically and respond to evidence.

I consider that fraction of our society beyond repair.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:12:12pm

re: #27 Hecuba’s daughter

Example of the idiocy promoted by Trumpsters — I don’t know how you deal with the tens of millions of Americans who believe this— From a comment on a friend’s FB page (friend is a never Trumper):

My family gladly posted pictures of Obama being hung or burnt. They wanted him taken out the minute he declared he was running for President. They prayed for his removal. And they love to talk about their “deep Xtian faith”.

Lesson I learned—You can’t engage in a battle of wits with people who are unarmed!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:18:05pm

re: #29 Joe Bacon 🌹

My family gladly posted pictures of Obama being hung or burnt. They wanted him taken out the minute he declared he was running for President. They prayed for his removal. And they love to talk about their “deep Xtian faith”.

Lesson I learned—You can’t engage in a battle of wits with people who are unarmed!

Unfortunately these people vote.

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uriel  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:18:39pm

Damn it- note to self: always check for a new thread before hitting submit. Anyways..
re: #57 uriel
re: #35 goddamnedfrank

I get an alert through the Ecotech Reeflink whenever the main power to the aquarium fails

OK- at the sake of sounding stupid- why is this such a concern?

Admittedly, it’s been years since I had a tank over 5-10 gallons (fresh water, mostly for various shrimp, small fish and other small invertebrates) but even when I had 30-50 gallons, I don’t ever recall having any kind of issues with a limited power-outage- to the extent that the conversation around these blackouts is really the first time I ever considered it at all.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:26:49pm

re: #31 uriel

Damn it- note to self: always check for a new thread before hitting submit. Anyways..

OK- at the sake of sounding stupid- why is this such a concern?

Admittedly, it’s been years since I had a tank over 5-10 gallons (fresh water, mostly for various shrimp, small fish and other small invertebrates) but even when I had 30-50 gallons, I don’t ever recall having any kind of issues with a limited power-outage- to the extent that the conversation around these blackouts is really the first time I ever considered it at all.

A blackout can kill a well stocked reef tank in just a few hours. The fish and coral respiration will suck up the oxygen and without circulation to drive constant gas exchange at the surface and distribution to all levels of the tank the livestock will die. You don’t need heavy flow, just enough to keep everything moving. That’s where the Ecotech setup shines, the return pump and powerhead conrollers have separate DC inputs for backup power off the battery, so they know when they’re on reserve and can be set to run at reduced speed to extend the backup time.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:33:18pm

Russia

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:33:45pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

A blackout can kill a well stocked reef tank in just a few hours. The fish and coral respiration will suck up the oxygen and without circulation to drive constant gas exchange at the surface and distribution to all levels of the tank the livestock will die. You don’t need heavy flow, just enough to keep everything moving. That’s where the Ecotech setup shines, the return pump and powerhead conrollers have separate DC inputs for backup power off the battery, so they know when they’re on reserve and can be set to run at reduced speed to extend the backup time.

Another thing to consider is that salt water has about 20% less capacity to hold dissolved oxygen than fresh water, and added heat further reduces the amount it can hold. So it’s more of a concern in a reef tank just because of those two factors alone.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:36:35pm

Vegan bows… who knew?

My VEGAN Violin Bow!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:51:52pm
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uriel  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:52:04pm

re: #29 Joe Bacon 🌹

My family gladly posted pictures of Obama being hung or burnt. They wanted him taken out the minute he declared he was running for President. They prayed for his removal. And they love to talk about their “deep Xtian faith”.

Lesson I learned—You can’t engage in a battle of wits with people who are unarmed!

You know, I grew up for a time going to a super evangelical southern baptist church that had literally every Jack Chick tract in publication at the time available. (Unfortunately this was before some his more thoughtful, literary discussions of D&D and heavy metal music, so we were limited to more mundane subjects like “the pope is the antichrist” and “credit cards/ social security numbers are the mark of the beast.”)

And even with all that, when I see people talking about being “prayer warriors” wielding “spiritual weapons pf prayer” against demonic forces and what not, I’m just completely bewildered that anyone could listen to that and not break down in laughter.

I mean, really- you think The Almighty’s entire plan is to make Trump King of America, but he just can’t unless you mumble some nonsense to yourself before drifting off to sleep? Or is it some sort of volume deal, where if you think really, really hard about God doing the thing he’s supposedly already wants to do anyway for a couple of hours a day, he’ll suddenly remember that today is Tuesday, and he needs to quit all his loafing around get that pet project started?

It’s just such a ridiculous and limiting view: a supreme being who desperately needs you to badger him into putting down the video game controller and start doing his chores like a recalcitrant teen or something. And YOU are the only one who can make him! So weird.

(Not saying all religion suffers from this obsession- but man, some of the evangelicals in this country have a really poor opinion about gods ability to be a self starting go-getter.)

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uriel  Oct 25, 2019 • 10:57:25pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

Cool- thanks for the explainer. I was thinking it might have something to do with coral+fish- which was always one of those things I avoided because it was probably beyond my proficiency level. Turns out I was right!

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sagehen  Oct 25, 2019 • 11:01:49pm

re: #20 jaunte

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Gee. For $750 per day, per person, you’d think they could have better conditions and still take a nice profit.

At that price, I’ll take 10.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 25, 2019 • 11:11:22pm

re: #37 uriel

Similar to the conundrum attributed to Epicurus (though this question may have been from the skeptic Carneades of Cyrene):

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Teukka  Oct 25, 2019 • 11:23:37pm

re: #33 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Russia

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Some Russians have a fetish with bears, despite knowing it is one of the animals you never get the wild out of, who can turn on a dime.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 25, 2019 • 11:25:10pm
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uriel  Oct 25, 2019 • 11:27:55pm

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

Well, that’s much more concise than mine, but i think it lacks my insouciant flippancy and eye for comedic detail. :P

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mmmirele  Oct 25, 2019 • 11:36:46pm

re: #22 Joe Bacon 🌹

Angers me that a majority of Xtians approve of this…

I ripped an anti-abortion Christian a new asshole over this today. It started out with this woman pontificating about how awful abortion was on a third person’s FB. I stepped up and said, “I’ll defend abortion”—and then I went on an epic rant, saying that women alone should make the decision on abortion, pointing out that women still got abortions when abortions were illegal, and that Evangelical Christians had a very bad habit of not wanting to feed, clothe and house the poor among us.

This woman came back with “well, I send money to feed orphans in Ghana and send money to build wells and you should apologize but you won’t.” My response was to point out how she liked her poor out of sight, out of mind, how her anti-abortion stance was essentially slavery and that no, of course I wasn’t going to apologize to her.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 26, 2019 • 12:14:17am
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Dread Pirate  Oct 26, 2019 • 12:19:26am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2019 • 12:36:43am

It’s 0230 in CDT. Anything improve in the last five hours?

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Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2019 • 12:48:25am

re: #45 Dread Pirate

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So far, word is that they do show up, but only to ask a few inane questions or make the usual “This is all a farce and Trump is awesome and HOW DARE YOU?!” statements before marching out to the press to declare that they’re not hearing anything new and the public needs to see things happening live in the name of “transparency.”

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Dread Pirate  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:09:17am

There’s not a star in the sky but it’s not cloudy. It’s smoke.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:10:20am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:11:15am

re: #49 Dread Pirate

This is the scary time of year.

We’ve not had any big fires down here yet, though it has been hot and dry, and the air has a tinge of smoke from far away.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:16:13am

Peak measured winds in this area, during the past couple of days:

nwschat.weather.gov

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Dread Pirate  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:18:19am

Our friend from Paradise, CA is coming down for the first time since he stayed with us for 3 months after the fire. I’m thinking of asking for pictures and stories of the rebuild. Hopefully he has something to share.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:24:26am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:25:29am

The poor loquats are trying to bloom but the neighborhood is bone dry and I expect a lot of flowers that get pollinated to drop their fruit.

And forecast for the rest of fall and winter is for below average precip but above average temps, so it is going to be hot and dry.

Bad year for loquats ahead I fear.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:30:52am

It’s 1:30 AM and the relative humidity is still just 20%.

The low of RH yesterday and the day before was 8%. On Tues the RH got down to a measly 6%. When this happens my eyes dry out and the eyelids don’t work properly.

Bah.

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Lani  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:39:02am

Tulsi Gabbard. I’ve probably missed some posts about her as I’ve been involved in medical issues and can’t keep up here. Obviously, I’m not an active poster, but I know I’m not the only Hawaii resident here, which is a nice change from other forums.

Today I got a call about who I would support to run for Tulsi’s seat. Gak. The 3 choices were ok, but two had no real experience beyond a minimal state level while we at a dangerous point for the future of our country. I said we needed someone who understood that Tulsi was actively splintering the Dems and be ready to counter it.

I was pissed off that the caller, a known DNC election operative, had no idea what had been going on. I point out her continuing slamming of Hillary, a divisive move to splinter the Dems, especially the Bernie peeps. Also he didn’t know that HRC didn’t say the Russians were grooming her, but that the GOP was - successfully since after her video announcement she ran to Faux News. He didn’t know that RT was the first to post on twitter about her statement. I provided a link. He didn’t know that Russian media had been promoting her for some time. Referred him to Julia Davis.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:42:06am

re: #54 Dread Pirate

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He was right.

It reminds of this earlier monologue, about television:

This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation; this tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers; this tube is the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people…

“This is Mass Madness, You Maniacs”, Howard Beale (Network, 1976)

Paddy Chayefsky wrote, quite possibly, one of the greatest screenplays in cinema history. It was as much prophecy as it was commentary.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:47:18am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 26, 2019 • 1:51:28am

re: #59 DodgerFan1988

The settlements that are going to have be paid by the US Government (and by that, I mean the US taxpayers) for this shabby, disgusting episode in American history are going to be eye-watering.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 2:54:18am

re: #60 Dr Lizardo

The settlements that are going to have be paid by the US Government (and by that, I mean the US taxpayers) for this shabby, disgusting episode in American history are going to be eye-watering.

We need to hang those missing children around the GOPs neck like an albatross.

If you want to practice a policy of deterrence, that is one thing, I disagree vehemently but can at least understand the point of it - with adults. But making children the victims of such a policy is absolutely inhumane.

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Teukka  Oct 26, 2019 • 4:02:44am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 26, 2019 • 5:33:23am

Tiny little tropical storm Pablo is embedded in a larger extra-tropical low pressure system:

The little storm that could.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 26, 2019 • 5:44:04am

re: #63 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Tiny little tropical storm Pablo is embedded in a larger extra-tropical low pressure system:

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The little storm that could.

Little storm Pablo never got called an asshole….

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 26, 2019 • 5:45:47am

Someone posted this prescient Doonesbury cartoon from 1999 on my FB:

gocomics.com

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 26, 2019 • 5:59:16am

So this just happened.

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jeffreyw  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:04:52am

Good morning!

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b.d. (Where is Rudy?)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:22:05am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

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So this just happened.

lol, Trump wrote a tweet so vile that even he deleted it before posting….

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b.d. (Where is Rudy?)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:22:36am

Good morning Lizards:

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:27:43am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:28:32am

And

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:32:59am
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Jay C  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:42:28am

re: #6 HappyWarrior

Sick of the lies. They are doing the same thing that was done in the past. Kennedy just can’t stand the truth is coming out.

And I can understand why Kennedy is pissed: if the Democrats are trying to “control the narrative”, they’re doing a pretty good job of it so far: Republican defenders of The Orange One have pretty much been reduced to repeating his basic “defense”: I.e. sputtering denial, insincere self-pitying victimization, and puerile insults.

Also: I really like Ted Lieu, and wish a lot more Democrats in Congress were like him.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:42:44am

Maher gets a lot of it right

YouTube

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:51:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:57:20am

re: #65 Barefoot Grin

Someone posted this prescient Doonesbury cartoon from 1999 on my FB:

gocomics.com

Which is why you cannot argue with a MAGA hat: those very traits are what they find appealing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 6:58:32am

re: #67 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

a skink!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:01:10am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

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So this just happened.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:04:23am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

This is the most intelligent thing you have ever written.

I can picture one of his aides grabbing the phone from his crap-stained little hands and deleting his last rant before it could implicate his entire staff…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:06:39am

re: #48 Targetpractice

So far, word is that they do show up, but only to ask a few inane questions or make the usual “This is all a farce and Trump is awesome and HOW DARE YOU?!” statements before marching out to the press to declare that they’re not hearing anything new and the public needs to see things happening live in the name of “transparency.”

you dont want to participate, to mount a ‘defense’ - as it were - or ask questions that would exonerate (because, perfect), that’s on you.

it’s a hell of a strategy. wonder what cotton would think.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:08:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:09:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:12:50am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:13:19am

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As far as I’m concerned, that story is still incomplete.

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Jay C  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:13:31am

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

If you’re not a wealthy lobbyist, where can you meet Mitch McConnell?

I’m sure the Rev has figured out the answer to this one: if you’re not a wealthy lobbyist, why would Mitch McConnell want to meet you anyway???

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steve_davis  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:15:10am

re: #22 Joe Bacon 🌹

Angers me that a majority of Xtians approve of this…

don’t confuse christians with Christians. episcopalians are christians. even unitarians are christians (not understanding the trinity is no excuse. none of the rest of us do either). those who reject cheap grace are christians. the rest are just corporate-jesusing bootlickers.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:16:43am

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

‘it was all an illegal witch hunt’

investigations dont always turn up evidence of provable crime - especially when it’s hidden or withheld through shenanigans or trickery, or (gasp) lying.

you would have had a better, but still wrong point by merely saying the investigation failed, not that because it ‘failed’ it must somehow be ‘illegal’

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:18:29am

re: #87 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

‘it was all an illegal witch hunt’

investigations dont always turn up evidence of provable crime - especially when it’s hidden or withheld through shenanigans or trickery, or (gasp) lying.

you would have had a better, but still wrong point by merely saying the investigation failed, not that because it ‘failed’ it must somehow be ‘illegal’

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He obstructed justice. That’s why we don’t know the full truth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:18:49am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:19:19am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It never is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:21:10am

this is great

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:21:46am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’s the nutcase that made green shirt guy a thing. So I’m grateful for that. Aside from that, she can fuck right off.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:21:52am

re: #88 HappyWarrior

He obstructed justice. That’s why we don’t know the full truth.

precis

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:23:23am

re: #93 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

precis

It certainly doesn’t mean the investigation was fake or illegal. Hopefully we will get the truth on this. I want to know why Trump is such a Putin apologist.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:38:05am

Just getting up.
Grateful this morning. No narcotics since 1 last nite. I think I’ve reached the “As needed mode”.

That Tiny Desk Concert is the tits. I didn’t know that old Soul style still existed. Lord have Mercy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:38:25am

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mueller explicitly wrote that had evidence not been withheld, they might have reached different conclusions. Trump himself declined to be interviewed & submitted written answers we later learned were incomplete or untruthful in some cases.

There is no way Trump could testify under oath without perjuring himself or contradicting other sworn testimony…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:40:43am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is no way Trump could testify under oath without perjuring himself or contradicting other sworn testimony…

…or likely peeing all over himself

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:41:15am

Morning Lizardim from the beautiful, clear, sunny, cool wild north country. It has been some very interesting times here in the fishbowl. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious fall Saturday as the impeachment train starts to gather steam?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:42:01am

re: #98 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Morning Lizardim from the beautiful, clear, sunny, cool wild north country. It has been some very interesting times here in the fishbowl. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious fall Saturday as the impeachment train starts to gather steam?

Lovely weather here on the Rhine, 60-ish and sunny.

Fall colors really coming in.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:43:02am

re: #21 stpaulbear

Stephen Miller is covered with a different bodily product after reading this.

Miller is ambulatory feces.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:43:05am

re: #99 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lovely weather here on the Rhine, 60-ish and sunny.

Fall colors really coming in.

Fall is past its peak here, but it’s still beautiful and the weather has been freaking gorgeous yesterday into today. A crisp cold morning and mid-50’s in the afternoon… It doesn’t get much better than that.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:43:30am

re: #72 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

Looks like it’s time to go to back to MySpace.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:48:06am

such a moron

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:48:55am

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

such a morn

Where’s the Whistleblower? Probably in hiding because he/she knows that they’ll be exiled to fucking Siberia, you tangerine wankmaggot!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:49:06am

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

such a morn

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He’s trying to get his goons to find the whistleblower so they can harass them.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:51:59am

re: #102 Dr Lizardo

Looks like it’s time to go to back to MySpace.

Many people left Myspace because it was bought by Rupert Murdoch

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:56:13am

re: #106 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Many people left Myspace because it was bought by Rupert Murdoch

Bugger.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:56:51am

re: #39 sagehen

Gee. For $750 per day, per person, you’d think they could have better conditions and still take a nice profit.

At that price, I’ll take 10.

Really. Put them up at a Days Inn and give them $200 per diem a day for food and whatnot. Would save about $450 per day per person.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:59:20am

he doesn’t like Kamala

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:59:26am

re: #108 Eventual Carrion

Really. Put them up at a Days Inn and give them $200 per diem a day for food and whatnot. Would save about $450 per day per person.

Saves even more because a family could share the same room!

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jeffreyw  Oct 26, 2019 • 7:59:49am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

a skink!

Yep! Seemed appropriate in this forum.

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:00:11am

re: #18 gocart mozart

Trump is cash poor. He’s been cash poor for most of his professional life. He has to keep up appearances because he runs things using other people’s money as much as possible.

Selling the Trump DC would free up funds for him to squander elsewhere to keep up appearances.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:00:20am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:01:30am

re: #104 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Where’s the Whistleblower? Probably in hiding because he/she knows that they’ll be exiled to fucking Siberia, you tangerine wankmaggot!

The attorneys representing the Whistle blower says their testimony is no longer needed:

Our client’s whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s efforts to solicit interference from Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. election was publicly released a month ago, and since then, speculation about the whistleblower’s identity has only increased. As each allegation in the complaint is substantiated by new witnesses, the president and his supporters remain fanatically devoted to bringing our client into the spotlight. But the reality is that the identity of the whistleblower is irrelevant.

In August, our client lawfully filed a detailed complaint that prompted the intelligence community inspector general to conduct a preliminary investigation. That inquiry, which involved multiple witnesses — all of whom are also lawfully protected as whistleblowers — led to a finding that the complaint was both “urgent” and “credible” and was legally required to be transmitted to Congress.

Over the past month, we have all learned more facts — from the White House’s summarized transcript of the July call with Ukraine’s president, from text messages provided to the House of Representatives by the former U.S. special representative for Ukraine, and from congressional testimony by people intimately involved with the circumstances the whistleblower first raised concern about. Much of what has been disclosed since the release of our client’s complaint actually exceeds the whistleblower’s knowledge of what transpired at the time the complaint was submitted. Because our client has no additional information about the president’s call, there is no justification for exposing their identity and all the risks that would follow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:02:23am

re: #112 lawhawk

Trump is cash poor. He’s been cash poor for most of his professional life. He has to keep up appearances because he runs things using other people’s money as much as possible.

Selling the Trump DC would free up funds for him to squander elsewhere to keep up appearances.

Narrator’s Voice: He paid nothing.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:03:00am

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

he doesn’t like Kamala

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He doesn’t like anyone who doesn’t kiss his ass.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:03:39am

I’m glad that the presidential retreat is now Javanka’s party space.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:10:51am

re: #114 Eric The Fruit Bat

The attorneys representing the Whistle blower says their testimony is no longer needed:

Yep, I saw that. Hence, they can stay in hiding, which was my point.

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:13:20am

re: #118 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The whistleblower?

The whistleblower is everywhere.
They’re nowhere. And everyone is watching. They’re watching the watchers and reporting on your criminal conduct.

And there’s nothing Trump can do to stop it short of resigning and taking Barr, Pence, and Pompeo with him (and facing criminal indictments thereafter).

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:13:44am

re: #11 Belafon

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Teddy's Person  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:14:05am

Trump hasn’t always lauded Camp David as a “special place.”

Trump told a German reporter in 2017 that Camp David, “is very rustic, it’s nice, you’d like it. You know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.” Source: ABC

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:17:32am

The House Democrats are continuing their ongoing investigations this weekend.

They aren’t stopping. Good.

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:18:50am

re: #121 Teddy’s Person

Because it’s not gaudy and it’s not adding to Trump’s bottom line. That’s why he goes to his golf businesses. There’s a golf course at Camp David. It’s secured and safe from eavesdroppers and those who can just drop in as they do at Mar a Lago.

That’s why Trump hates Camp David. But if he can put on a party for free, he’ll love it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:22:07am

re: #119 lawhawk

re: #120 lawhawk

re: #122 lawhawk

re: #123 lawhawk

Morning, my scaly friend. You always bring such excellent information and analysis to the table.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:23:04am

So after pressure from the president*, the JEDI contract was won by Microsoft.

Color me surprised….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:23:08am

re: #119 lawhawk

Nothing is made up.

You admit to holding up military aid to Ukraine unless they investigate the Bidens to help you personally. Mulvaney confirms. The whistleblower confirmed. The readout confirmed.

The only fake thing here is your tan.

Your personal lawyer, campaign chairman and personal adviser are all in prison. That should be grounds enough for suspicion in most cases. If they had all been exonerated, then you might have grounds to speak of a witch hunt.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:26:02am

re: #123 lawhawk

Because it’s not gaudy and it’s not adding to Trump’s bottom line. That’s why he goes to his golf businesses. There’s a golf course at Camp David. It’s secured and safe from eavesdroppers and those who can just drop in as they do at Mar a Lago.

That’s why Trump hates Camp David. But if he can put on a party for free, he’ll love it.

But wait, Don assures me that he’ll pay all costs. You mean to tell me that the most honest and perfect president ever to be elected by all the votes won’t pay for his daughter’s anniversary party himself. I’m shocked, shocked to find out there’s lying going on!! s//

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:26:14am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump’s transition chair and first NSA took a plea deal. Flynn
Trump’s personal lawyer took deal in felony crimes that implicated him in federal felonies. Cohen.

That makes Trump an unindicted coconspirator who should have been indicted but for DOJ policy (which the next POTUS must eviscerate and eliminate to make sure that no one is above justice and the rule of law - especially the president). New rules must be put in place where if any actions implicate the POTUS, AG, or top officials in felony crimes, a special prosecutor who cannot have their investigation ended by the WH or AG must be seated and allowed to investigate and recommend charges to the applicable district courts.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:27:35am

Trump either is a crook and or has some terrible judgment in associates. It really takes a willfully ignorant person to believe Trump has been wronged by the system.

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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:27:36am
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lawhawk  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:29:10am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Trump either is a crook and or has some terrible judgment in associates. It really takes a willfully ignorant person to believe Trump has been wronged by the system.

Both. He’s both. He’s a crook and has absolutely awful judgment.

He surrounds himself with people who tell him what he wants to hear. That means if he wants to do a course of action that is criminal, his sycophantic advisers will make it happen, because they are oblivious about the law, or they don’t care, or both.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:30:39am

Weather is turning colder and I’m going to have to try this for the first time, North Carolina fish stew. You finish it by adding fresh chunks of cod and dropping in eight whole eggs.

hummingbirdthyme.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:32:14am

re: #131 lawhawk

Both. He’s both. He’s a crook and has absolutely awful judgment.

He surrounds himself with people who tell him what he wants to hear. That means if he wants to do a course of action that is criminal, his sycophantic advisers will make it happen, because they are oblivious about the law, or they don’t care, or both.

Agree 100% and I am dying laughing at hs whining about Taylor. A man chosen by his own administration. He’s not going to be satisfied until he fills every part of the government with Trump loyalists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:32:42am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Trump either is a crook and or has some terrible judgment in associates. It really takes a willfully ignorant person loyal Republican to believe Trump has been wronged by the system.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:35:01am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:36:13am

re: #132 Shropshire Slasher

Odd, but BACON

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:38:32am
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Jay C  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:39:42am

re: #135 Ace-o-aces

So this is the Trumpistas’ latest “defense”? That the CIA “fabricated events completely”?
I’d really like to see what “evidence” there is of this. Or is a retweet from Idiot Junior evidence enough?

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:40:43am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Just doing my part to end the overflow of pork bellies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:43:13am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

I suspect that this is a misdirect that she will later backtrack on i.e. “I tried to play by their rules but they are corrupt so I have no choice but to run as an independent.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:48:25am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

It certainly doesn’t mean the investigation was fake or illegal. Hopefully we will get the truth on this. I want to know why Trump is such a Putin apologist.

I actually think this is rather easy:

1. Trump tower Russia; that means $$, his name on a building, etc.

2. Putin puffs up Trump’s ego. He’s KGB, FFS. Putin knows how to work people.

1 ties directly into 2 with 2 being key, because 2 gives Putin everything he wants.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:51:49am

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

I suspect that this is a misdirect that she will later backtrack on i.e. “I tried to play by their rules but they are corrupt so I have no choice but to run as an independent.”

Remember how they “cheated” Bernie out of the nomination?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:53:10am

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

Remember how they “cheated” Bernie out of the nomination?

No, actually, I don’t.

/half

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 26, 2019 • 8:58:30am

re: #120 lawhawk

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:03:29am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Trump either is a crook and or has some terrible judgment in associates.

Why not both?

It really takes a willfully ignorant person to believe Trump has been wronged by the system.

There are millions of them. 😢

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Jay C  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:06:59am

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I actually think this is rather easy:

1. Trump tower Russia; that means $$, his name on a building, etc.

2. Putin puffs up Trump’s ego. He’s KGB, FFS. Putin knows how to work people.

1 ties directly into 2 with 2 being key, because 2 gives Putin everything he wants.

Or, additionally, the same factor that that been lurking the background ever since Trump announced his Presidential run: he is in debt to Russian interests (which, ultimately, means Putin) for vast sums of money of dubious origin.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:18:14am

re: #145 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Why not both?

There are millions of them. 😢

I said and or. I believe he’s a crook with terrible judgment in subordinates.

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CleverToad  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:29:39am

Where’s Teleskiguy? Enjoying some snow, I hope
(saw it at Stonekettle; has someone already posted it here? my memory is unreliable)

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:35:00am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:36:48am

re: #149 Ace-o-aces

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ABC corrected itself. Don’t think the Fed ever corrected their article. That’s the big fucking difference.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:37:27am

Don Jr whining about fake anything is like him complaining about nepotism. Oh wait.

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retired cynic  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:38:29am

Things have gotten so bad, that I am quoting Dana Millbank here (WaPo)

A shame Trump canceled his subscription. Here’s a perfect impeachment defense.

Trump’s solution to the stream of bad news: He ordered the White House to cancel its subscriptions to those two newspapers.
That’s too bad, because Trump and his aides now won’t be able to read this coherent, straight-from-the-soul message I have developed for him, guaranteed to put an end to impeachment:
I am in way over my head.
I have no idea what’s legal or illegal.
My staff is incompetent.
I wasn’t supposed to win the election.
You can’t impeach me — because I quit.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:40:35am

re: #150 HappyWarrior

ABC corrected itself. Don’t think the Fed ever corrected their article. That’s the big fucking difference.

They ran a correction one week later that was basically, “never mind…”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:41:29am

I keep hoping for a real reply from a staffer.

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Charmingly Persistent  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:54:09am
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Dave In Austin  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:54:54am
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retired cynic  Oct 26, 2019 • 9:57:54am

Can you believe it? Newsday (gag)

By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan, insidesources.com
Romney-Gabbard, Make America Decent Again

hahahahaha!

Mitt Romney should pick Tulsi Gabbard.

They agree on little politically, but that is a benefit. A Romney-Gabbard ticket could be based, legitimately, on decency, truthfulness and honor. They could point the American people away from the toxicity that has come to infect American political life, and remind us that we are not two countries seeking disparate futures, but one people experimenting with different means to the same end.

A Romney-Gabbard ticket is a long shot. But it is a plausible long shot. And a long shot is increasingly what America needs. The ticket would not make the party faithful on either side of the aisle happy, but why should they be the final arbiters of who ascends to the presidency? It’s time to make America decent again, and this may be the best way to accomplish that difficult goal.

Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. James R. Harrigan is managing director of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona. They host the weekly podcast Words & Numbers. They wrote this for insidesources.com.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:09:54am

re: #106 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Many people left Myspace because it was bought by Rupert Murdoch

I’m trying mewe

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:13:27am

re: #157 retired cynic

Can you believe it? Newsday (gag)

By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan, insidesources.com
Romney-Gabbard, Make America Decent Again

hahahahaha!

Just no. No one asked for either Mitt or Tulsi.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:13:36am

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

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makeitstop  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:14:28am

My former bosses are back to fighting that same old fight: Twisted Sister really wants Fox & Friends to stop using their music.

Not everyone agrees that the 1984 rock hit is the “perfect song” for a Brooks Brothers riot remix entailing 47 Republican congressmen, including noted dim bulb Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), busting in on a deposition taking place well within the established House rules. First and foremost, Twisted Sister themselves take issue with Fox News’ use of their song.

“While our song ‘Were Not Gonna Take It’ is the most famous anthem worldwide for many disparate groups, we do not support the Republican agenda,” the band said in a statement issued to SPIN via manager and founding Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French. “Uses of this kind are nearly impossible to stop, but sadly, some fans may feel that we either approved of it’s use or were paid to have it used.”

The statement continued: “We have absolutely not received a request for use of our song, not received any compensation and, more importantly, we do not approve or endorse the antics pulled off by these rogue congressmen who violated House rules with a cheap political stunt at this stage of the inquiry.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:14:29am

re: #155 Charmingly Persistent

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This crap is exactly why while I’m not an economic lefty, I totally get it because the very wealthy fucking suck.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:15:13am

re: #161 makeitstop

My former bosses are back to fighting that same old fight: Twisted Sister really wants Fox & Friends to stop using their music.

Not my favorite music but I do dig Snider as a dude.

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mmmirele  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:16:10am

re: #161 makeitstop

You know, it’s weird to hear a rock guitarist make more sense than a bunch of idiot congressmen (and one congresswoman).

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makeitstop  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:16:47am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

Not my favorite music but I do dig Snider as a dude.

He’s a good guy, but Jay Jay is the flaming liberal of the band.

Fun fact: Jay Jay’s mom was a leading NY Dem, and was NY State chairwoman of JFK’s presidential run.

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makeitstop  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:17:33am

re: #164 mmmirele

You know, it’s weird to hear a rock guitarist make more sense than a bunch of idiot congressmen (and one congresswoman).

French is a very smart dude. A lot more cerebral than you’d give a metal guitarist credit for.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:17:34am

re: #165 makeitstop

He’s a good guy, but Jay Jay is the flaming liberal of the band.

Fun fact: Jay Jay’s mom was a leading NY Dem, and was NY State chairwoman of JFK’s presidential run.

That’s awesome.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:17:44am

re: #159 HappyWarrior

Just no. No one asked for either Mitt or Tulsi.

Davies was an Ayn Rand acolyte when I encountered him years ago.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:18:29am

re: #164 mmmirele

You know, it’s weird to hear a rock guitarist make more sense than a bunch of idiot congressmen (and one congresswoman).

Gotta have some smarts to play guitar. Being elected in a ruby red district in the age of Trump not so much.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:19:36am

re: #168 Joe Bacon 🌹

Davies was an Ayn Rand acolyte when I encountered him years ago.

Ah doesn’t surprise me. My Grand Uncle went to Dusequne but he and anyone who taught him is long gone.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:21:11am

It’s telling that we can suggest Mitt again but HRC so much as talking sends people usually make into a rage. I’d rather listen to HRC. She was right about Trump. Mitt dislikes Trump but he still paved the way for him.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:33:00am

re: #102 Dr Lizardo

Looks like it’s time to go to back to MySpace.

usenet maybe

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:33:16am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:33:59am

re: #157 retired cynic

Can you believe it? Newsday (gag)

By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan, insidesources.com
Romney-Gabbard, Make America Decent Again

Mitt Romney should pick Tulsi Gabbard.

They agree on little politically, but that is a benefit. A Romney-Gabbard ticket could be based, legitimately, on decency, truthfulness and honor. They could point the American people away from the toxicity that has come to infect American political life, and remind us that we are not two countries seeking disparate futures, but one people experimenting with different means to the same end.

Romney can be dusted off and sold as representing the Human Face of conservatism, but he stands for the same shit that the GOP has always been for.

Gabbard would be sold as embodiment of the True Left, untainted by Clintonist corruption.

On the hand, the GOP has to come up with a Plan B should Trump really lose it and crash and burn before 2020

And this sounds like the most plausible one they could come up with given what they have to work with

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:34:19am

re: #104 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Where’s the Whistleblower? Probably in hiding because he/she knows that they’ll be exiled to fucking Siberia, you tangerine wankmaggot!

The whistleblower’s identity was always irrelevant. Always.

The whistle has been blown.
the alert has been sounded.
the fire department is hosing down the blaze as we speak.
Only the arsonist is looking for who called 911 (ie the ‘whistleblower’)

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jeffreyw  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:35:05am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:35:11am

re: #155 Charmingly Persistent

I’ve seen enough. Grease the rails, sharpen and polish the blade, and set the guillotine up where these grifters can see it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:35:19am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:35:57am

re: #112 lawhawk

Trump is cash poor. He’s been cash poor for most of his professional life. He has to keep up appearances because he runs things using other people’s money as much as possible.

Selling the Trump DC would free up funds for him to squander elsewhere to keep up appearances.

unless it’s a literal money laundering deal, no one in his right mind should pay $500m in cash up front

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:36:56am

re: #116 HappyWarrior

He doesn’t like anyone who doesn’t kiss his ass.

he tolerates those who kiss his ass or do his bidding

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Cheechako  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:39:15am

re: #179 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

unless it’s a literal money laundering deal, no one in his right mind should pay $500m in cash up front

Don’t forget, trump has only a lease on the property. The building is owned by you and I, i.e. the the US citizens.

Classic bait and switch.

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Belafon  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:41:48am

What to do when you are 32 weeks pregnant

comicbook.com

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sagehen  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:51:17am

re: #155 Charmingly Persistent

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And if higher income taxes had been in place for the last 50 years the Ford Foundation would be significantly larger.

The whole reason they started the Foundation was to avoid taxes. When taxes went down, they stopped putting their income into it. (reminder: the Ford family wasn’t “earning” much of that money by the 1950’s; they were still pulling most of that income from long-dead Grandpa’s long-ago work).

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:51:52am

re: #157 retired cynic

Can you believe it? Newsday (gag)

By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan, insidesources.com
Romney-Gabbard, Make America Decent Again

hahahahaha!

How high were they when they wrote this hot take?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:52:14am

Maybe we don’t talk about it because it’s obvious, but…

…Donald Trump Jr’s ability to get meetings with and take photo ops with both elected GOP officials and the pundit infrastructure of the GOP is the naked representation of how this whole fucking system is corrupt and based on implicit networks…good ‘ole boys and back room discussions…even as the participants crow about conspiracy and plotting.

There actually is a deep state of sorts…it’s just not the normal administrative state that the wingnuts are calling the “deep state.” It’s the social network of people and orgs with capital that coordinate behind the scenes to keep cash flowing towards their coffers. At the top level, this is the contractors and corporations that keep getting allocating money to do government work, who hire all the retiring generals and congressmen. “Pork” is something we’ve become accustomed to…and in particular, spending in the military-industrial complex for the sake of propping it up. Not even a wry joke anymore, just an inevitability. Yet it’s the basis of the kinds of behind-the-scenes understanding that are creating these bigger, much more dangerous systems of power distribution that are opaque and have no oversight.

Right now a lot of folks are doing Marxism-based critiques of how capital skews government, because capital always wants more…but this is generally presented as “more money, because money is an end unto itself.” This isn’t wrong, but it’s important to observe that part of that Charybdis-like vortex of “more” is weakening legal and societal norms of accountability. The goal is not just to have more purchasing power, but to be able to use that purchasing power without repercussion, more and more broadly defining what is possible with power on both the individual and organizational level.

Which, to me, best explains the coalition of bastards we’re facing: at top you’ve got plutocrats that want to be old school oligarchs; there’s also the ideologues that ultimately believe in their entitlement to tell other people what to do (updated daily, with carve-outs from morality for the leadership, as necessary); and at the bottom, you’ve got the people who don’t expect to prosper, but are willing to go along because the get license to be cruel assholes and sometimes lash out to ritually re-assert the status quo that they’re allowed to be cruel assholes.

And that’s both the malady of the nation and the world.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 26, 2019 • 10:57:36am

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Really, WTF is up with the news organizations covering the largest news happening right now. Don’t you people have a job?

Oh, right

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mmmirele  Oct 26, 2019 • 11:04:43am

re: #172 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

usenet maybe

I still sign in to Internet Relay Chat every day. There is a group of us who have been hanging around each other since 1994.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Oct 26, 2019 • 11:22:50am

re: #184 NO SMOCKING GUN!

How high were they when they wrote this hot take?

High on Koch

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 2:22:48pm

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

I suspect that this is a misdirect that she will later backtrack on i.e. “I tried to play by their rules but they are corrupt so I have no choice but to run as an independent.”

running < 2% in the polls <> ‘corrupt’

it means no one wants you to be president

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)  Oct 26, 2019 • 2:23:42pm

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

Remember how they “cheated” Bernie out of the nomination?

yup, right after he didnt get enough votes
this whole kind of thinking burns me

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Alephnaught  Oct 27, 2019 • 11:19:33am

re: #58 Dr Lizardo

He was right.

It reminds of this earlier monologue, about television:

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Paddy Chayefsky wrote, quite possibly, one of the greatest screenplays in cinema history. It was as much prophecy as it was commentary.

Oh, that reminds me of one of my favorite Gabber tracks.

Ralphie Dee - Mad As Hell


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