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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:04:18pm

i just stopped by and nobody’s home

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:05:40pm

that’s a hell of a sentence

…President Trump getting booed at the World Series a few days after his lawyer butt-dialed a reporter

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Dread Pirate  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:07:00pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:20:23pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:21:40pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:23:10pm
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uriel  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:28:34pm

re: #273 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Belafon  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:34:00pm

From Anne Laurie. Remember that award that Trump got from the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center? Because of that, Harris pulled out of going to the forum that was going to be happening with Democratic presidential candidates. Well, a lot of people decided that not having the only HBCU graduate at a forum dealing with issues affecting blacks was not a good look, so they kicked out the 20/20 group.

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DesertDenizen  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:40:25pm

re: #4 gocart mozart

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He’s from the Land of Point, but Arrow can’t stand him.

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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:41:25pm
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stpaulbear  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:45:03pm
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Dread Pirate  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:51:49pm

Deep thought - The nice thing about having an ice chest of ice and cold beer is you have an ice chest of ice and cold beer.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:52:21pm
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Dread Pirate  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:53:59pm

I have an ice chest of ice and cold beer.

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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2019 • 8:58:45pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:01:32pm
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Kilroy was here  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:03:57pm

Trump vs Obama .. Killing the Terrorist Edition..

MASH-UP: Trump’s al-Baghdadi Speech & Obama’s Bin Laden Speech

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uriel  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:05:11pm

re: #9 DesertDenizen

He’s from the Land of Point, but Arrow can’t stand him.

Never expected to see a reference to The Point in a political discussion. Kudos!

Harry Nilsson - Me And My Arrow

(Weird, and only vaguely related, The Son of Dracula has been much on my mind of late. Harry Nilsson is kind of a weird, eclectic cipher.)

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Amory Blaine  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:09:04pm
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Dread Pirate  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:20:18pm

How could an American President not believe in that basic concept?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:24:04pm

re: #20 Dread Pirate

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How could an American President not believe in that basic concept?

???? You really think Trump knows any of these concepts? All he knows is what Roy Cohn taught him — and that doesn’t include anything about our form of government, our history, or our principles. And if he did hear of any of them, he would dismiss them as being the ideas of losers who don’t know how to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else.

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uriel  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:34:40pm

re: #20 Dread Pirate

The really messed up thing about it is *he was the one who fucked up everything to begin with.*

He’s basically busted out an entire country.

Tony Soprano would proud- if it weren’t so childishly transparent.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 28, 2019 • 9:48:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2019 • 10:33:28pm

re: #20 Dread Pirate

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How could an American President not believe in that basic concept?

Barr can’t stop that from being investigated. It really is terrifying what his FP actually entails.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 28, 2019 • 11:15:30pm

re: #20 Dread Pirate

How could an American President not believe in that basic concept?

How?

Be Donald Trump. That’s how.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 28, 2019 • 11:22:18pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2019 • 11:58:03pm

I love this burn

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Dread Pirate  Oct 29, 2019 • 12:05:28am
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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 12:12:37am

re: #28 Dread Pirate

Is that simply North Korea inviting Trump to come and take another beating in exchange for a photo op?

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Dread Pirate  Oct 29, 2019 • 12:16:31am

re: #29 Feline Fearless Leader

Is that simply North Korea inviting Trump to come and take another beating in exchange for a photo op?

That is a rhetorical question, I assume.

_____

Oh, really?

..it sounds like “the US” agrees with Qatar.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2019 • 2:20:46am

0420, and it’s malefactors as far as the eye can see.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2019 • 2:29:12am

Seems we will have Jefferson Beauregard Sessions THE THIRD to kick around some more:
Sessions strongly considering bid for old Senate seat in Alabama

politico.com

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2019 • 2:52:11am

re: #32 Decatur Deb

Seems we will have Jefferson Beauregard Sessions THE THIRD to kick around some more:
Sessions strongly considering bid for old Senate seat in Alabama

politico.com

Why can’t these guys stay dead?

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Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2019 • 3:20:01am

re: #33 Barefoot Grin

Why can’t these guys stay dead?

Harry Belafonte - Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 3:28:21am

So, just watched the series finale of The Deuce. What a great way to end the series - a nice little touch of magical realism.

Kudos to David Simon and George Pelacanos. And a nod to HBO for sticking with The Deuce and not cancelling it (it’s ratings have been generally rather low) and allowing a great story to be told.

Hopefully, more people will come to see it over time and it’ll gain the recognition it deserves.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:36:07am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:40:40am

re: #36 Dave In Austin

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He also forgets that he kept on saying Obama sympathized with terrorists and insisted on othering Obama still. This is revisionist bs.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:44:22am

And I remember very well the people who were mad that Bin Laden got buried at sea in accordance with Islamic burial rites and not brought here to be desecrated. Really don’t want to hear how they were supportive of Obama because they most certainly were not.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:50:15am

Dumb Ass…… So much wrong with this.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:52:30am

re: #39 Dave In Austin

Dumb Ass…… So much wrong with this.

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The party of constantly trying to repeal ACA shouldn’t talk about health care.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:53:59am

It’s awake and tweeting.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:55:56am

re: #41 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It’s awake and tweeting.

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I’m going to enjoy seeing him squirm.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:58:12am

re: #42 HappyWarrior

I’m going to be enjoy seeing him squirm.

And very little will make him squirm more than being exposed - for all the world to see - as the conman/charlatan/petty-ante criminal he is.

He’s gonna end up wishing he’d never run for the Presidency. He’s the dog that caught the car.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 4:59:59am

re: #43 Dr Lizardo

And very little will make him squirm more than being exposed - for all the world to see - as the conman/charlatan/petty-ante criminal he is.

He’s gonna end up wishing he’d never run for the Presidency. He’s the dog that caught the car.

Yep especially when he ends up disgraced and facing litigation he’ll.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:01:37am

re: #42 HappyWarrior

I’m going to be enjoy seeing him squirm.

I going to love watching him have a total meltdown on National T.V.

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Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:02:56am

What’s got him and every Republican scared shitless is the possibility that the vote on Thursday will be a bipartisan one, as House Repubs facing close races will be under pressure to at least support the inquiry.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:03:20am

re: #45 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I going to love watching him have a total meltdown on National T.V.

Yep. The world is going to see how petty he really is and how little he cares about anyone not named Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:04:57am

re: #47 HappyWarrior

Yep. The world is going to see how petty he really is and how little he cares about anyone not named Trump.

And for a narcissist, being publicly exposed as a fraud is probably a fate worse than death.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:09:53am

With Vindman testimony today. Anyone care to lay odds Congressional Cultists try to disrupt?

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Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:16:21am

I’d imagine the biggest worry that is weighing on Republican minds today is the reality that, once that vote happens Thursday, their last remaining legal fig leaf falls and they’re left bare-assed naked before the courts. There ceases to be any valid legal excuse for obstruction after that point, because “It’s not a ‘legitimate’ inquiry” is not going to impress any but the most wingnut of judges.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:19:04am

re: #50 Targetpractice

I’d imagine the biggest worry that is weighing on Republican minds today is the reality that, once that vote happens Thursday, their last remaining legal fig leaf falls and they’re left bare-assed naked before the courts. There ceases to be any valid legal excuse for obstruction after that point, because “It’s not a ‘legitimate’ inquiry” is not going to impress any but the most wingnut of judges.

It’ll be funny as hell if one of Trump’s own judicial appointees upholds the legality. Trump really thinks those he appoints serve him first.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:19:16am

re: #49 Dave In Austin

With Vindman testimony today. Anyone care to lay odds Congressional Cultists try to disrupt?

I think that was a one off. The Dems and Capital Police will be prepared for them to try it again and will nip it in the bud before it gets that far this time.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:19:28am

re: #50 Targetpractice

The spin on this out there has become something you could make a coffee table book about.

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Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:20:50am

re: #53 Dave In Austin

The spin on this out there has become something you could make a coffee table book about.

Of that, I have no doubt whatsoever. But most of that shit is for public consumption, they know that the courts aren’t likely to bite and so will be left hoping that their packing of the SCOTUS bench yields fruit.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:24:41am

re: #54 Targetpractice

Of that, I have no doubt whatsoever. But most of that shit is for public consumption, they know that the courts aren’t likely to bite and so will be left hoping that their packing of the SCOTUS bench yields fruit.

Their greatest fear is that Gorusch and the Boofster take their Constitutional duties seriously. If that transpires, Trump is well and truly fucked.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:31:44am

Smeared by torture-apologist John Yoo for “espionage”:

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:36:55am

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

Smeared by torture-apologist John Yoo for “espionage”:

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They’re Americans in everything but their birth. Our country as a whole is full of people like this. Not surprised they’re showing their true colors by attacking an immigrant who has served his adoptive country honorably.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:41:39am

Good Morning Lizards! I’m currently sitting outside the county animal shelter waiting for them to open. The GSD pup I want to adopt today is still here. I am number two on the adoption list, maybe number one will get stuck in traffic and not be able to make it…. her name is going to be Cleopatra, or Cleo. My husband chose that one, though I like Bella too. Anyhow, the place opens in an hour,lol, can you tell I’m excited? If all goes well, I should be able to get some pics up after she’s had a much needed bath. Keep a good thought for me, this is seriously the only good thing to happen to me in a very long time.

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BigPapa  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:45:00am

A Trumper’s lack of awareness never amazes. Many saying ‘Trump should clean house of Obama holdovers and install loyalists’ when he can’t even fill government positions.

Except for courts. That’s what his focus is on. Because if you get the courts and law it short circuits the will of the people.

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Disloyal Archangel  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:45:11am

Good morning/afternoon, folks.

Was reading some news updates after doing a favor for a friend involving song lyrics when it suddenly occurred to me that I just couldn’t recall how long it’s been since i could hear the verses to a popular 90s Israeli song without thinking it’s about a certain orange-tinted buffoon…

“On the wet floor all alone with no railing or light,
I slip and fall and the world’s edge is not in sight,
Without a past and no memory to try,
I am the hero who just rides the mind’s eye.

Like a lost soul all alone with no cover nearby,
Sailing away on a ship of the damned,
The future haunts, the present no gift but a gun,
I’m being tried, there’s no mercy and nowhere to run.”

(Translated from Hebrew by yours truly)

Anyone else find the second verse particularly fitting?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:46:08am

re: #58 A Mom Anon

Good Morning Lizards! I’m currently sitting outside the county animal shelter waiting for them to open. The GSD pup I want to adopt today is still here. I am number two on the adoption list, maybe number one will get stuck in traffic and not be able to make it…. her name is going to be Cleopatra, or Cleo. My husband chose that one, though I like Bella too. Anyhow, the place opens in an hour,lol, can you tell I’m excited? If all goes well, I should be able to get some pics up after she’s had a much needed bath. Keep a good thought for me, this is seriously the only good thing to happen to me in a very long time.

Fingers crossed.

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jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:47:24am

Good morning!

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:49:50am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:50:06am

I’m sorry guys but I can’t express how angry I am that FNC is going with the fact that Colonel Vindman was born in Ukraine to question his loyalty to this country. These guys on Fox and fucking Friends. All of whom in their youth unlike Colonel Vindman weren’t serving their country but advancing right wing talking points.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:51:13am

re: #63 Dave In Austin

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Disloyal Archangel  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:53:48am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

I’m sorry guys but I can’t express how angry I am that FNC is going with the fact that Colonel Vindman was born in Ukraine to question his loyalty to this country. These guys on Fox and fucking Friends. All of whom in their youth unlike Colonel Vindman weren’t serving their country but advancing right wing talking points.

I’ve been saying and posting it for far too many years now:
Fox News are enemies of the troops and veterans of the United States of America.

Period.

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:55:52am

it’s amazing that just shy of 3 full years in, we’ve had a near total inversion of who our leadership considers our international allies. The maladministration truly wants us to believe that Ukraine is the real enemy now, and Russia and Putin have always been on our side and our true friends.

It’s fucking sickening, but the right-wing alt-right universe persists and the political press continues to entertain it as just as valid , if not more true than actual reality.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:57:52am

re: #66 Disloyal Archangel

I’ve been saying and posting it for far too many years now:
Fox News are enemies of the troops and veterans of the United States of America.

Period.

What Kilmeade and Duffy and Ingraham were saying could have been said on Russian state TV. How dare these people. These people who have not served one day in uniform or in a civilian capacity with a group like the Peace Corps or Americacorps question the patriotism of a man who came to this country as a little kid and who was wounded serving the country. And yeah I’m sure I’d hear “What about Pete Davidson and Dan Crenshaw”, the difference is that was fucking SNL and Davidson never questioned his patriotism and unlike these pieces of shit apologized. FNC will attack anyone who contradicts Trump. If General Marshall were still alive, they would be attacking him for “giving our tax dollars to Europe.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 5:59:37am

re: #67 Citizen K

it’s amazing that just shy of 3 full years in, we’ve had a near total inversion of who our leadership considers our international allies. The maladministration truly wants us to believe that Ukraine is the real enemy now, and Russia and Putin have always been on our side and our true friends.

It’s fucking sickening, but the right-wing alt-right universe persists and the political press continues to entertain it as just as valid , if not more true than actual reality.

As a Great Grandson of Slavic immigrants whose cousins had to experience both the Nazis and later the Soviets, it infuriates me so much. I’m legitimately angry about this. I’m sure Colonel Vindman does have some affinity for the country of his birth, so the fuck what, they’re our ally and I noticed that Duffy did not say “Ukraine” but “The Ukraine.” Clear whose side he’s fucking on here.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:01:45am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:02:11am

Conservatives and Know-Nothings I know are constantly complaining about how no one respects us or likes us in the world. Trump has abandoned and indeed even attacked two key geopolitical allies in the Kurds and Ukrainians.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:03:31am

bloomberg

so much winning!

Robert Murray, the U.S. coal baron who pressed the Trump administration to help save America’s struggling miners, placed his company into bankruptcy as demand for the fossil fuel continues to weaken

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:03:54am

Do the fuck morons not fucking realize that Russia taking Ukraine is bad for us and our interests in Europe? But I guess Trump getting trashy hotels in Moscow where they can party is more important than a democratic ally in a crucial place.

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:04:24am

re: #71 HappyWarrior

Conservatives and Know-Nothings I know are constantly complaining about how no one respects us or likes us in the world. Trump has abandoned and indeed even attacked two key geopolitical allies in the Kurds and Ukrainians.

Funny, I thought that we were just now finally getting respected and loved because we have a “real leader” running things now, unlike when Obama made us a laughing stock. it’s so hard to keep up with the narrative sometimes. Which is it, are we just now getting treated seriously again, or do countries just hate us to hate us and prove why we should care only about ourselves?

EDIT:

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Do the fuck morons not fucking realize that Russia taking Ukraine is bad for us and our interests in Europe? But I guess Trump getting trashy hotels in Moscow where they can party is more important than a democratic ally in a crucial place.

It’s not about our interests as a country. It’s about their interests in an ideologically and ethnically pure ‘movement’. Putin represents the purity of right-wing white power internationally.

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Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:05:26am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

I’m sorry guys but I can’t express how angry I am that FNC is going with the fact that Colonel Vindman was born in Ukraine to question his loyalty to this country. These guys on Fox and fucking Friends. All of whom in their youth unlike Colonel Vindman weren’t serving their country but advancing right wing talking points.

I’ve grown up all my life hearing that any person who served in uniform and isn’t a Republican loyalist has something wrong with them. Either they were a REMF who never saw combat, or they were a glory-seeking desk jockey who lied to get awards, or they were just serving to avoid being drafted (remember, it’s only in the last decade that Afghan/Iraq War vets started running). John Kerry. Max Cleland. Al Gore. Jimmy Carter. Tammy Duckworth. You name a Dem vet and there will be a wingnut smear.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:05:37am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area.

Seth Meyer’s segment last night was spectacular, and shows that the late night shows do better work and reporting than most everyone else.

Check out this part of the segment.

Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials Reporter; Trump Booed at World Series: A Closer Look

He points out not only the tweets, but pulls an actual video showing Trump with Blitzer where Trump says Obama gets no credit - 3 options, military, no option, or a missile. It was all on the military. It’s all crap.

Have Trump 2011 debunk Trump 2019 and his sycophants, including Pence.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:06:40am

re: #3 Dread Pirate

you guys took too long
you couldnt get the support
and you had to water it down to convince the fence sitters

you wanted transparency and formal rules?
with nancy’s announcement yesterday, you’ve been mooted

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:06:55am

re: #74 Citizen K

Funny, I thought that we were just now finally getting respected and loved because we have a “real leader” running things now, unlike when Obama made us a laughing stock. it’s so hard to keep up with the narrative sometimes. Which is it, are we just now getting treated seriously again, or do countries just hate us to hate us and prove why we should care only about ourselves?

It’s one or the other. Goddamn it’s so infuriating to me. The Ukrainian border isn’t far at all from where I was last summer visiting my family that still lives in Slovakia. The older generation definitely remembers the Communist days there and how Putin would love to get that part of the world to be dependent on Russia and not control its own sovereignty.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:07:56am

re: #75 Targetpractice

I’ve grown up all my life hearing that any person who served in uniform and isn’t a Republican loyalist has something wrong with them. Either they were a REMF who never saw combat, or they were a glory-seeking desk jockey who lied to get awards, or they were just serving to avoid being drafted (remember, it’s only in the last decade that Afghan/Iraq War vets started running). John Kerry. Max Cleland. Al Gore. Jimmy Carter. Tammy Duckworth. You name a Dem vet and there will be a wingnut smear.

Hell though he isn’t even a Dem. He’s just a guy who overheard Trump’s phone call and found it disturbing. But you’re right. Democratic vets are always draggued through the mud especially if they’re dovish.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:08:34am
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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:09:41am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:10:30am

re: #80 lawhawk

Likewise means that Schiff is in charge of such proceedings. Intel also has one of the few House Republicans not totally up Trump’s ass in Will Hurd too. Good move by the leadership there.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:10:31am

Yesterday Trump retweeted a woman explaining she supports Trump because she’s a racist bigot.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:11:33am

re: #77 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

I can see it now:

“I swear: I will be faithful and obedient to the leader of the German Reich American nation and its white people, Adolf Hitler Donald Trump, to observe the law, and to conscientiously fulfill my official duties, so help me God.”

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fern01  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:12:30am

re: #33 Barefoot Grin

Why can’t these guys stay dead?

Alternatively, stay home & take up knitting.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:12:47am

re: #84 Dr Lizardo

I can see it now:

“I swear: I will be faithful and obedient to the leader of the German Reich American nation and its whitepeople, Adolf Hitler Donald Tru, to observe the law, and to conscientiously fulfill my official duties, so help me God.”

That’s what it feels it’s coming down to. Fox wants to make the case if you don’t like what Trump is doing, you’re not loyal to the country and taht includes military officers now. This is everything they accused Obama of doing. Goddamn, one giant projection after another.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:13:26am

re: #84 Dr Lizardo

Fixed it. Please reload that comment.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:16:24am

re: #86 HappyWarrior

At heart, conservatives are monarchists. What the really want is a King.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:19:31am

Boo Hoo

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:22:39am

re: #89 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That’s the shot I was thinking of, not because of Trump’s reaction, but the guy behind him. He’s like Holy fuck.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:22:50am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

At heart, conservatives are monarchists. What the really want is a King.

I used to think that affinity for a monarchy was the one thing that separated our conesrvatives from the European conservatives who either venerated a monarchy out of misplaced tradition or not trusting the democratic process. I no longer think that way. I think ultimately fascism is very similar to monarchism in that it is a cult around one leader. Now this has happened under communist dictatorships too i.e. Stalin, the Kims, and others but it’s more obvious to me than ever that American right wingers want a powerful executive that is not questioned. Likewise, they will deem any left of center executive as illegitimate or undeserving of his or her power. I’ll concede that Obama did grow executive power but I would argue that Republican obstruction helped pave the way for that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:23:22am

re: #89 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Boo Hoo

Beta cuck Trump. //

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:23:53am

re: #90 lawhawk

That’s the shot I was thinking of, not because of Trump’s reaction, but the guy behind him. He’s like Holy fuck.

It’s a little blurry but is that Gaetz?

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:23:54am

re: #89 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yep. For a quick second, just a flash, we saw the real Donald Trump. A little boy desperately seeking approval, approval he never got from his parents, his peers, his fellow New Yorkers…and now, America itself.

The child is the father to the man.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:24:09am

Jew haters are emboldened again.

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Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:25:21am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

At heart, conservatives are monarchists. What the really want is a King.

At heart, American conservatives are authoritarians and the one thing authoritarians yearn for more than anything else is a strongman to lead them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:26:46am

Doc Liz, how familiar are you with the AfD? I know you’re in the Czech Republic and not Germany but I was learning more about them last night watching a German documentary on YouTube about how they have parallels to the Nazis. There’s a couple things that really disturbed me about them. They for the most part seem fairly youthful. The Nazis too were a youth driven movement. The other thing and I’ve seen this here in the US too is this nationalistic fervor that you can never be a real American/German/whatever unless you’re the right racial background. To these guys, there is no way that children and grandchildren of refugees who speak fluent German can ever be German and that attitude scares the hell out of me.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:29:08am

re: #96 Targetpractice

At heart, American conservatives are authoritarians and the one thing authoritarians yearn for more than anything else is a strongman to lead them.

They like to say they believe in limited government and individual rights. I’ve not seen that especially with this administration. Trump weakening environmental regulations was done for his donor base’s benefit to pollute the environment without fear of reprisal. He repeatedly talks about sending the federal government into cities he deems “shitholes.” He outright banned transngendered people from serving their country.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:31:37am

re: #97 HappyWarrior

Fairly familiar - their attitude regarding “Germanness” isn’t surprising to me, mostly because a good many Czechs harbor similar attitudes about what it means to be a “Czech”. What they mean is, of course, “ethnic Czech”.

AfD’s stronghold is in the former DDR - and that’s still worlds away from the former West Germany, despite two decades of unification. It’s a problem, quite honestly, in a good many parts of the former Soviet bloc.

At least here, in Czech Republic, the Pirate Party is the leading party with young voters (18-30), which I view as a good sign for the future.

Off to work - back later.

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:31:45am

re: #96 Targetpractice

At heart, American conservatives are authoritarians and the one thing authoritarians yearn for more than anything else is a strongman to lead them.

re: #98 HappyWarrior

They like to say they believe in limited government and individual rights. I’ve not seen that especially with this administration. Trump weakening environmental regulations was done for his donor base’s benefit to pollute the environment without fear of reprisal. He repeatedly talks about sending the federal government into cities he deems “shitholes.” He outright banned transngendered people from serving their country.

As the old axiom goes, “government small enough to fit into your bedroom/uterus/etc.”.

They don’t actually want to shrink government in general, just the parts of it that would prevent them from perpetual power and total freedom from consequence.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:32:24am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:32:35am

re: #13 Dread Pirate

right, cause they have no professionalism and would have totes talked that way to the cinc

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:33:10am

re: #100 Citizen K

As the old axiom goes, “government small enough to fit into your bedroom/uterus/etc.”.

They don’t actually want to shrink government in general, just the parts of it that would prevent them from perpetual power and total freedom from consequence.

Oh absolutely. They never actually practice it. My local state rep is a huge big government conservative.

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Belafon  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:33:22am

re: #98 HappyWarrior

They like to say they believe in limited government and individual rights. I’ve not seen that especially with this administration. Trump weakening environmental regulations was done for his donor base’s benefit to pollute the environment without fear of reprisal. He repeatedly talks about sending the federal government into cities he deems “shitholes.” He outright banned transngendered people from serving their country.

Here, it should be limited to straight white protestants. That’s what they mean by limited government.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:34:57am

re: #16 gocart mozart

we werent booing the office. we were booing the man.
(this is so easy)

ps - talk to the R’s in the senate, house, white house, and the gop in general about what the prez is doing to totally destroy the respect the office deserves while they look away and hide

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Teukka  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:35:33am

re: #101 Sufficient unto the day…

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:35:57am

And he spells Nunes’ name wrong.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:36:31am

re: #19 Amory Blaine

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its nice to have an ice chest full of ice and beer and all
but, guuuuyys:

we’re digging holes ON MARS!!!

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Belafon  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:39:27am
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Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:40:19am

re: #108 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

its nice to have an ice chest full of ice and beer and all
but, guuuuyys:

we’re digging holes ON MARS!!!

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

//

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:40:31am

re: #99 Dr Lizardo

Fairly familiar - their attitude regarding “Germanness” isn’t surprising to me, mostly because a good many Czechs harbor similar attitudes about what it means to be a “Czech”. What they mean is, of course, “ethnic Czech”.

AfD’s stronghold is in the former DDR - and that’s still worlds away from the former West Germany, despite two decades of unification. It’s a problem, quite honestly, in a good many parts of the former Soviet bloc.

At least here, in Czech Republic, the Pirate Party is the leading party with young voters (18-30), which I view as a good sign for the future.

Off to work - back later.

Yeah I noticed that too. I’ve mostly only been in former West Germany but when my brother and I were in Colditz, the innowner made a racist comment about the Romani that made my brother and I cringe. We had wanted to stay at the castle but a youth group had booked it for the two nights we were there. Meanwhile our cousin who lives in Frankfurt near where our family is from originally on that side of the family is very liberal minded and was telling me that Frankfurt as a whole is pretty liberal minded. I like what I am reading about in Slovakia with the new president there. I’m a big admirer of hers. She speaks the four languages that are commonly spoken in Slovakia and she’s quite socially liberal by Slovakian standards.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:41:24am

re: #109 Belafon

All that crap about Schiff being the biggest leaker in Washington. Seems like that too was projection.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:41:28am

re: #50 Targetpractice

I’d imagine the biggest worry that is weighing on Republican minds today is the reality that, once that vote happens Thursday, their last remaining legal fig leaf falls and they’re left bare-assed naked before the courts. There ceases to be any valid legal excuse for obstruction after that point, because “It’s not a ‘legitimate’ inquiry” is not going to impress any but the most wingnut of judges.

they’ll find something more bizarre to (try to) hang their hats on

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:42:25am

re: #104 Belafon

Here, it should be limited to straight white protestants. That’s what they mean by limited government.

Not surprisingly that’s the most wingnut branch of my family that I know.

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:43:21am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

All that crap about Schiff being the biggest leaker in Washington. Seems like that too was projection.

Again, projection is all they really have. The downside is that it’s all they really need because the media keeps falling (or “falling”) for the exact same okey-doke and treats each new thing a Republican utters as smokescreen as the most valid and credible thing ever at face value.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:43:54am

re: #115 Citizen K

Again, projection is all they really have. The downside is that it’s all they really need because the media keeps falling (or “falling) for the exact same okey-doke and treats each new thing a Republican utters as smokescreen as the most valid and credible thing ever at face value.

Absolutely.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:52:57am

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

Col. Davis on the job

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 29, 2019 • 6:55:33am

re: #109 Belafon

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Given these recent revelations, it may be time to revisit some history, circa 1985:
Thirty Years Later, We Still Don’t Truly Know Who Betrayed These Spies

Was there a fourth mole in the U.S. intelligence system that blew these secret agents’ covers?

The loathesome drunkard Aldrich Ames is blamed for most of the betrayals of that period but there is a discrepancy in the timeline of his operations, one that points to another, as yet unknown source in some of the cases.
After the Rosenbergs, virtually all KGB moles in the US were motivated by money rather than ideology. Who better fits that bill than some amoral young Randian riding the Washington waves in the heady days of the second Reagan administration?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:03:28am

re: #80 lawhawk

the kind of attention to detail that matters.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:06:28am

re: #106 Teukka

Yep. If you see an ordnance tech or explosive disposal person run:
TRY VERY HARD TO KEEP UP.
And the same is true for some other professions as well.

Our buildings at Picatinny had slides like these to give you a running start.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:06:33am

re: #86 HappyWarrior

That’s what it feels it’s coming down to. Fox wants to make the case if you don’t like what Trump is doing, you’re not loyal to the country and taht includes military officers now. This is everything they accused Obama of doing. Goddamn, one giant projection after another.

it’s bush “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” twisted a bit
(and yes, the sentiment/fallacy is a lot older that bush)

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:08:27am

re: #91 HappyWarrior

I used to think that affinity for a monarchy was the one thing that separated our conesrvatives from the European conservatives who either venerated a monarchy out of misplaced tradition or not trusting the democratic process. I no longer think that way. I think ultimately fascism is very similar to monarchism in that it is a cult around one leader. Now this has happened under communist dictatorships too i.e. Stalin, the Kims, and others but it’s more obvious to me than ever that American right wingers want a powerful executive that is not questioned. Likewise, they will deem any left of center executive as illegitimate or undeserving of his or her power. I’ll concede that Obama did grow executive power but I would argue that Republican obstruction helped pave the way for that.

‘i’ dont have to be the king as long as im in the inner circle

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:09:35am

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

Yep. For a quick second, just a flash, we saw the real Donald Trump. A little boy desperately seeking approval, approval he never got from his parents, his peers, his fellow New Yorkers…and now, America itself.

The child is the father to the man.

one of the best albums ever

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:10:43am

re: #96 Targetpractice

At heart, American conservatives are authoritarians and the one thing authoritarians yearn for more than anything else is a strongman to lead them.

like i said “it’s ok if it cant be me. as long as it’s ‘us’”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:18:41am

re: #100 Citizen K

As the old axiom goes, “government small enough to fit into your bedroom/uterus/etc.”.

They don’t actually want to shrink government in general, just the parts of it that would prevent them from perpetual power and total freedom from consequence.

they want what they want and they think this is their best (or only) route to get it

dems (in general) think fair elections, the rule of law, and legislation are the way to get what we want (liberty, justice for all)

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:23:15am

re: #110 Targetpractice

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

//

i know, and negative results are still results…

but were digging holes on mars!!!!!
from millions of miles away
it’s really quite astonishing

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:24:08am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

All that crap about Schiff being the biggest leaker in Washington. Seems like that too was projection.

What isn’t projection with this crowd?

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:24:10am

re: #110 Targetpractice

The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

//

The Eve of the War

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:27:35am

re: #62 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Blue Jay wants to know where the French Toast is.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:29:00am

re: #127 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What isn’t projection with this crowd?

Exactly.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:29:35am

re: #74 Citizen K

Funny, I thought that we were just now finally getting respected and loved because we have a “real leader” running things now, unlike when Obama made us a laughing stock. it’s so hard to keep up with the narrative sometimes. Which is it, are we just now getting treated seriously again, or do countries just hate us to hate us and prove why we should care only about ourselves?

EDIT:

It’s not about our interests as a country. It’s about their interests in an ideologically and ethnically pure ‘movement’. Putin represents the purity of right-wing white power internationally.

But the right-wing *likes* Ukranian immigrants since they’re white.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:31:24am

re: #131 Feline Fearless Leader

But the right-wing *likes* Ukranian immigrants since they’re white.

Well the ones that like Putin anyhow.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:31:31am

In a nutshell, the right wing fever swamps specifically ignore Trump criminal conduct when they respond to various polls. But when you phrase the conduct in generalities and don’t attribute the conduct to a specific person, they invariably agree - seeking foreign assistance in digging up dirt against a political opponent is wrong.

It’s when you get specific to Trump’s conduct that the GOP cognitive dissonance takes hold and they ignore the facts and logic to excuse Trump’s actions and caterwaul about Democrats investigating Trump.

It’s IOKIYAR in action.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:31:32am

re: #86 HappyWarrior

That’s what it feels it’s coming down to. Fox wants to make the case if you don’t like what Trump is doing, you’re not loyal to the country and that includes military officers now. This is everything they accused Obama of doing. Goddamn, one giant projection after another.

Fox is undermining our democracy for the benefit if a tyrant and the most revanchist citizens alive.

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jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:34:48am

re: #129 Feline Fearless Leader

Blue Jay wants to know where the French Toast is.

He is the early bird, the one who sweeps away last night’s party debris. The diner will open later.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:36:46am

hmmm

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:37:55am

re: #136 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

hmmm

Don’t forget Max Cleland and Tammy Duckworth too. Joe Walsh may hate Trump but he was still an asshole to Tammy.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:37:55am

re: #135 jeffreyw

He is the early bird, the one who sweeps away last night’s party debris. The diner will open later.

Ah. Omelets and keto-friendly biscuits on the menu on this end today. Plus the mandatory coffee supply.

No petting until I have had my morning coffee.
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:38:59am

re: #134 Rightwingconspirator

Fox is undermining our democracy for the benefit if a tyrant and the most revanchist citizens alive.

i think this is somewhat right

mostly, Fox is undermining our democracy for the benefit of Fox (ie $$$)

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Jay C  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:39:09am

re: #133 lawhawk

“Is it okay with you or not okay for political candidates in the U.S. to ask for assistance from a foreign government to help them win an election?” Only 7% of U.S. adults say it’s okay. 81% say it’s not okay. More than 80% of Rs, evangelicals & rural dwellers agree it’s not okay.

FAKE NEWS!!! SKEWED POLLS!!! OVERSAMPLED!!!!
THEY WERE ACTUALLY REFERRING TO CROOKED JOE BIDEN!!!

(only half [sarc//])

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:43:16am

Just a couple of dad jokes before heading off to a meeting:

Just went to Sweden and noticed bar codes on the sides of the ships returning to port. I asked why and was told “so we can scan de navy in.”

I asked about the flag and was told, “it’s a big plus.”

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William Lewis  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:45:06am

re: #128 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

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Must admit I always loved that version, especially the Forever Autumn/Thunderchild songs together.

Forever Autumn.(Justin Hayward)The War Of The Worlds in concert-Jeff Wayne (Better Audio)

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:46:18am

re: #142 William Lewis

I picked up a particular “best of” Moody Blues CD years ago because it also had “Forever Autumn” on it.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:47:40am

re: #141 Barefoot Grin

Just a couple of dad jokes before heading off to a meeting:

Just went to Sweden and noticed bar codes on the sides of the ships returning to port. I asked why and was told “so we can scan de navy in.”

I asked about the flag and was told, “it’s a big plus.”

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Dave In Austin  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:50:07am

Wink and a Nod……. ;o)

Dixie Dregs - Live At Montreux Jazz Fest

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Teukka  Oct 29, 2019 • 7:59:33am

re: #128 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

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Video

I don’t want to think of how high the chances for this are:

Terminator 2 Soundtrack - Sarah’s Dream (Nuclear Nightmare)

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Teukka  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:09:42am

Posted just for the illustration (but the article prolly is good too):

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A Mom Anon  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:11:41am

re: #58 A Mom Anon

Well poop.Cleo has to be spayed before I can bring her home. She is heart worm negative, so WOOT! So her official adoption day is tomorrow, around 5 ish. Sigh. I neeeeeedz doggie cuddles.

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Broad With Sass  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:13:34am

re: #149 A Mom Anon

But she is going to be YOURS!!!!!

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sagehen  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:14:40am

re: #149 A Mom Anon

Well poop.Cleo has to be spayed before I can bring her home. She is heart worm negative, so WOOT! So her official adoption day is tomorrow, around 5 ish. Sigh. I neeeeeedz doggie cuddles.

and we need doggie pics.

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lizardofid  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:15:47am

re: #149 A Mom Anon

Well poop.Cleo has to be spayed before I can bring her home. She is heart worm negative, so WOOT! So her official adoption day is tomorrow, around 5 ish. Sigh. I neeeeeedz doggie cuddles.

Hey, she’s ya’lls, so that’s worth a celebration.

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makeitstop  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:16:03am

re: #149 A Mom Anon

Well poop.Cleo has to be spayed before I can bring her home. She is heart worm negative, so WOOT! So her official adoption day is tomorrow, around 5 ish. Sigh. I neeeeeedz doggie cuddles.

That puppy is gonna have the best mom. So happy for you.

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:16:41am

re: #133 lawhawk

This conservative mindset is also on display when polls ask about general policies with no labels attached to them.

Overwhelmingly over and over the general public including Republican voters poll favorably towards traditionally liberal policies. Only when specific ideological or political labels are included attached to the policies do the conservatives start to poll tribally.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:18:17am

re: #154 Florida Panhandler

This conservative mindset is also on display when polls ask about general policies with no labels attached to them.

Overwhelmingly over and over the general public including Republican voters poll favorably towards traditionally liberal policies. Only when specific ideological or political labels are included attached to the policies do the conservatives start to poll tribally.

That’s right. It’s like when ACA is just described on its own, people generally like it. But call it Obamacare and that’s when conservatives are able to attack it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:21:50am

re: #7 uriel

Trump and your fellow Republicans caused these huge deficits, because you give huge tax breaks to your wealthy donors so they will reward you even more.

Step one: massive tax cuts for billionaire donors

Step two: massive spending cuts to make up for deficit caused by tax cuts

This was the plan all along

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makeitstop  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:22:28am

Asshole.

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Mescalero09  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:23:10am

re: #62 jeffreyw

That jay wants to know what kind of crap this buffet is.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:23:36am

re: #136 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

You see. Their service doesn’t automatically warrant respect. Unless you’re Tulsi Gabbard.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:24:06am

Fox will never EVER show him in full uniform. It would totally puncture their “the military is with us all hail the godbosses with GUNZ!!!1!”

Unless things take a much darker turn, and Trump and the GOP decide that the military is full of people who are not sufficiently loyal to Trump, and thus must be purged of all non-right-thinking kulaks.

Join us, MAGA Citizen!
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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:24:08am

re: #157 makeitstop

It’s easy to ignore the willfully ignorant.

If he attended, he loses the plausible deniability that comes with not being present when Trump’s criminal conduct is corroborated over and over again from every angle and every person who comes in to testify - all while implicating more and more top GOPers in Trumpworld.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:24:16am

re: #159 GlutenFreeJesus

You see. Their service doesn’t automatically warrant respect. Unless you’re Tulsi Gabbard a Russian asset.

FTFY

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:27:29am

Lock Them Up? Frank Luntz Says Fans Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ For Booing Trump in Fox News Appearance

“You should hope that the president can go into a public space that has not been vetted or curated and not only get respect, but show respect, and this is the issue with someone who comes in to try to destroy being presidential,” Naftali said.

Asked for his reaction, Luntz said “That was the same thing as Hillary Clinton declaring that half of America were deplorable.”

Secretary Clinton actually said half of Trump’s supporters were “deplorables,” which would calculate to about 13 percent of voting-age Americans.

“The fact is, they should hold those fans accountable,” Luntz continued, adding “You don’t boo the president. You may disagree with him, you may think that he’s not what you wanted, but you don’t boo him. You show respect to him.”

As each day passes, the GOP Nazi fucktards lose even more dignity for the sake of placating Dear Leader.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:28:05am

Another one bites the dust:

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jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:30:04am

re: #158 Mescalero09

That jay wants to know what kind of crap this buffet is.

Detritus from last evening’s riot festivities.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:30:52am

re: #154 Florida Panhandler

This conservative mindset is also on display when polls ask about general policies with no labels attached to them.

Overwhelmingly over and over the general public including Republican voters poll favorably towards traditionally liberal policies. Only when specific ideological or political labels are included attached to the policies do the conservatives start to poll tribally.

or who is going to ‘get credit’ ie be remembered for doing the ‘implementing’

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:31:16am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

Lock Them Up? Frank Luntz Says Fans Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ For Booing Trump in Fox News Appearance

As each day passes, the GOP Nazi fucktards lose even more dignity for the sake of placating Dear Leader.

Accountable? It’s literally free fucking speech but I’m sure Frank also whines about left wing college students protesting right wing speakers on their campus. So no they don’t need to be held accountable. They’re citizens who expressed their right. No one on the left is suggesting that those who few who actually cheered Trump should be punished.

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lizardofid  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:32:44am

re: #156 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Step one: massive tax cuts for billionaire donors

Step two: massive spending cuts to make up for deficit caused by tax cuts

This was the plan all along

“Starving the Beast” since the mid 80’s.

Good morning everyone!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:32:54am

re: #156 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Step one: massive tax cuts for billionaire donors

Step two: massive spending cuts to make up for deficit caused by tax cuts

This was the plan all along

and the dem answer must be
yes, we’re putting the taxes back. no, we’re not cutting more (ie social spending etc)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:32:55am

re: #164 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another one bites the dust:

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and he is now available to be the Secty of Energy.

Mark my words.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:33:11am
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:33:15am

re: #164 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another one bites the dust:

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HAHA that’s the same guy who sued John Oliver for saying “Bob, eat shit!”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:33:17am

re: #157 makeitstop

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Asshole.

.:. AssGate

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:33:22am

I never saw Frank fucking Luntz ever go on FNC and demand that the Tea Party show respect to Obama. I didn’t like the way they treated Obama but to demand respect? That’s crypto-fascist shit.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:33:36am

re: #136 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

hmmm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:34:09am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

And he spells Nunes’ name wrong.

Nunez is da gangsta spelling…

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calochortus  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:34:52am

re: #164 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another one bites the dust:

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Apparently this is going to be bad for their retirees. They’ve been paying pensions so far, but those pensions are likely to be eviscerated in bankruptcy.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:35:04am

re: #157 makeitstop

a united states Rep.
basically with eyes closed and fingers in ears yelling ‘la la la la’

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:35:21am

re: #174 HappyWarrior

I never saw Frank fucking Luntz ever go on FNC and demand that the Tea Party show respect to Obama. I didn’t like the way they treated Obama but to demand respect? That’s crypto-fascist shit.

The FNC and Teabagger crowd applauded Joe “You Lie” Wilson when he disrespected President Obama during the State of the Union. Hell, he raised money off that disrespectful stunt.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:35:21am

re: #175 Dr. Matt

Liz should talk to her Dad about attacking service. I’ll never forget the Swift Boat crap against Kerry and making light of his wounds suffered in combat which were infinitely more than what both Bush and Cheney endured.

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Mescalero09  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:35:38am

re: #165 jeffreyw

Detritus from last evening’s riot festivities.

He’s leaving a bad Yelp review.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:35:55am

re: #165 jeffreyw

Detritus from last evening’s riot festivities.

Must supply whole, unshelled peanuts to make up for the transgression.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:36:03am

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

And he spells Nunes’ name wrong.

Stabile Genius.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:36:16am

re: #179 Dr. Matt

The FNC and Teabagger crowd applauded Joe “You Lie” Wilson when he disrespected President Obama during the State of the Union. Hell, he raised money off that disrespectful stunt.

Yep. During the SOTU but a bunch of anonymous fans booing and using Trump’s own slogan against him, oh no clutch your pearls Beatrice, this is an affront to civility!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:37:57am

re: #175 Dr. Matt

Well, there’s a shocker; must be a brain-tumor or something causing it.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:38:13am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

Lock Them Up? Frank Luntz Says Fans Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ For Booing Trump in Fox News Appearance

As each day passes, the GOP Nazi fucktards lose even more dignity for the sake of placating Dear Leader.

- respect is earned
- percentages aside, clinton did not ‘declare’ half of america were deplorable. She observed it.

as far as im concerned, they booed the man, not the office.

- again respect is earned

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:38:27am

re: #99 Dr Lizardo

AfD’s stronghold is in the former DDR - and that’s still worlds away from the former West Germany, despite two decades of unification. It’s a problem, quite honestly, in a good many parts of the former Soviet bloc.

West Germans have been living, working and attending school with immigrants since the 60’s. Although not always models of tolerance and integration, they have generally learned to accept and get along with their “fellow citizens with a background of migration” as they are referred to officially.

In former East Germany, they knew only guest workers from Vietnam or North Korea who lived in segregated barracks and were sent home after their work contracts expired. Or the arrogant scions of third-world dictators and their henchmen sent over on student exchange programs.

None of this prepared the people for the society they were annexed into in 1989.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:38:40am

re: #180 HappyWarrior

Liz should talk to her Dad about attacking service. I’ll never forget the Swift Boat crap against Kerry and making light of his wounds suffered in combat which were infinitely more than what both Bush and Cheney endured.

Yup, and never forget the so-called patriotic right mocking the purple heart at the GOP hatefest….

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:39:19am

re: #170 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

and he is now available to be the Secty of Energy.

Mark my words.

as if he couldnt be yesterday // .5

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:39:19am

The sad thing is, that this little shit-flooding dance works.

EVERY TIME.

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makeitstop  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:39:57am

My wife reminds me that Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island 7 years ago today.

Doesn’t seem like that long ago.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:40:25am

re: #181 Mescalero09

He’s leaving a bad Yelp review.

simple fix…pay off Yelp. That’s their business model. :-D

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makeitstop  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:41:34am

re: #192 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

simple fix…pay off Yelp. That’s their business model. :-D

I’ve heard the same about the Better Business Bureau, from someone who actually paid for a good approval rating.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:41:42am

re: #188 Dr. Matt

Yup, and never forget the so-called patriotic right mocking the purple heart at the GOP hatefest….

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The guy behind that shameful display is a Virginia GOP operative. I have never seen anyone that was involved in the Republican Party during that time express so much as regret to Kerry. Meanwhile Obama and Biden went out of their way to praise McCain’s military service even though they obviously disagreed with his solutions for 2008 America. Hell I would say McCain took more shit for his service record from other Republicans than Democrats. And no elected Democrat has mocked Dan Crenshaw or the other GOP elected officials who served in combat. They’ve definitely called out them on the issues but they’ve never made light of their wounds.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:42:07am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

Lock Them Up? Frank Luntz Says Fans Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ For Booing Trump in Fox News Appearance

As each day passes, the GOP Nazi fucktards lose even more dignity for the sake of placating Dear Leader.

Accountable? YES! YES! I CONFESS! I HAVE BOOED, CURSED, AND VILIFIED THE ACCURSED ORANGE SHIT-WEEVIL SINCE HE DECLARED HIS CANDIDACY! NOW COME AND GET ME, YOU MISERABLE FASCIST BABOONS! (Btw, you don’t have the law, you don’t have all the guns, and your Russian friends will hang you out to dry when the shit hits the fan).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:43:02am

re: #190 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The sad thing is, that this little shit-flooding dance works.

EVERY TIME.

Steve dear you are the media. Your Breitbart empire is part of the media. You like to think you’re this little engine that could but you’re actually a fucking pawn of wealthy people who use your resentment about looking like a whiskey bottle made out with Bill Belichick to push bullshit.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:43:08am

re: #164 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:43:43am

re: #193 makeitstop

I’ve heard the same about the Better Business Bureau, from someone who actually paid for a good approval rating.

And Christie got shit from the hard right for not being a total dick to Obama in its aftermath.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:45:07am
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jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:45:09am

re: #181 Mescalero09

He’s leaving a bad Yelp review.

He needs to have a talk with our night manager.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:45:19am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

And Christie got shit from the hard right for not being a total dick to Obama in its aftermath.

That is one thing about Christie I could admire, that and him standing up for a Muslim judge he had nominated amid criticism from other Republicans.

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calochortus  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:45:34am

Re: Murray Energy bankruptcy. I went to see what Freepers had to say about it (spoiler alert: nothing.) However, Murray announced big layoffs 3 years ago and amidst all the blaming of Obama and Hillary Clinton there was this gem of financial advice:

Smart Money has been and is gonna be buyin’ up EVERYTHING coal.
Getting it at Bankruptcy prices. Lay off everything possible, sell all the old crap.
Be ready, to re-machine, re-fit, re-energize for the New Sheriff In Town.
It’s gonna be rainin’ moolah all-up-in-he-ya once Congress Critters start passing all the protection and tax relief Coal Country needs.
Look who’s in the mix. Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and a few more.

Got some cash set aside for a rainy day? Guess what?
IT’S RAINING!

I hope everyone here put all their money into coal because it is obviously paying off.
//

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:46:01am

re: #196 HappyWarrior

Steve dear you are the media. Your Breitbart empire is part of the media. You like to think you’re this little engine that could but you’re actually a fucking pawn of wealthy people who use your resentment about looking like a whiskey bottle made out with Bill Belichick to push bullshit.

He was on that HBO series “The Circus” the other night; for once, an interviewer kept after him about his bullshit. It was a fellow professional politician, asking him questions that made him squirm.

It was lovely.

I look forward to him squirming under the bright lights when they televise the impeachment inquiry in the coming months…

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:46:41am

Coal is Dead.
Obamacare is Alive.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:46:45am

re: #191 makeitstop

My wife reminds me that Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island 7 years ago today.

Doesn’t seem like that long ago.

We’re still dealing with the cleanup and infrastructure needs.

NJ Transit still hasn’t upgraded its facilities in Hoboken, though work is supposed to start there to address flooding from the Long Slip. They’ve moved some facilities to higher ground, but a Sandy event would still have catastrophic effect on NJ Transit (less if they follow their damned rules and shift equipment to higher ground from their Meadows facility).

LIRR has improved, but the big problems are the NEC tunnels - both on the Hudson and East River side that have to be repaired. Both are Amtrak owned. MTA subway tunnels are still being repaired, and that will take another few years to fix.

Barrier beaches are still threatened by coastal flooding, and we’re still building more along the shore than we should. A plan to build a barrier around Lower Manhattan/LES is in the planning stage, and construction could start soon.

There are still plenty of homes that have yet to be fixed, elevated above the flood level, etc. But the immediate damage is not as visible as it once was.

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:47:39am

re: #190 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The sad thing is, that this little shit-flooding dance works.

EVERY TIME.

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The sad thing is, it doesn’t need to happen. It’s the media’s own defensive crouch giving in to conservative whining and then taking Dem criticism as a ‘if you’re taking flak…’ sign rather than one that they might have gone off course. They feel the need to mollify Conservative anger, while feeling justified by Dem anger. All to appease an audience that will never love them back, not while Fox News exists.

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jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:48:11am

re: #182 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Must supply whole, unshelled peanuts to make up for the transgression.

How soon they forget.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:48:39am

Re: Coal. Everything Donnie touches, dies:

Waning Demand

The company’s collapse underscores how deeply cheap natural gas and renewable energy resources have cut into coal’s share of the U.S. power market. Cloud Peak Energy Inc., Cambrian Coal Co., Blackjewel LLC and Blackhawk Mining LLC have all filed for bankruptcy this year. Their downfall mirrors waning demand for fuel that as recently as 2003 accounted for more than half of all U.S. power generation.

Murray warned in 2017 that the shifts in the industry could push it into bankruptcy. The company initially chose to avoid that route and persuaded creditors to ease its debt load somewhat. But analysts said this left the company at a disadvantage with rivals because it remained saddled with high costs and interest expenses.

Murray shuttered some of its West Virginia mining operations in September, citing weak market conditions.

Attempting to provide 19th century solutions in the 21st century.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:51:00am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is one thing about Christie I could admire, that and him standing up for a Muslim judge he had nominated amid criticism from other Republicans.

I mean yeah I appreciated that but it should be a given not to act like an asshole to someone who was doing his best to help your state with diaster relief and not to act like a qualified Muslim jurist was creeping Shariah Law. Christie was still awful in other reasons and I’m glad he’s not in the executive branch so I’m not really trying to give him an atta boy here but more so illustrate how the crowd who is crying about how Trump got booed responded after a hurricane.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:51:13am

Frank Luntz: Big Coal should be held accountable for disrespecting Dear Leader by declaring bankruptcy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:51:53am

re: #208 Dr. Matt

Re: Coal. Everything Donnie touches, dies:

Waning Demand

Attempting to provide 19th century solutions in the 21st century.

One problem I have read that has happened in Russia is that they are too reliant on fossil fuels and not adapting alternative energy sources. Trump and his guys because they’er so stuck in their old ways do the same dumb shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:52:28am

re: #209 HappyWarrior

I mean yeah I appreciated that but it should be a given not to act like an asshole to someone who was doing his best to help your state with diaster relief and not to act like a qualified Muslim jurist was creeping Shariah Law. Christie was still awful in other reasons and I’m glad he’s not in the executive branch so I’m not really trying to give him an atta boy here but more so illustrate how the crowd who is crying about how Trump got booed responded after a hurricane.

Oh, I agree, but it reminds us that there was a time when Republicans could be civil if they chose to be.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:53:26am

re: #211 HappyWarrior

One problem I have read that has happened in Russia is that they are too reliant on fossil fuels and not adapting alternative energy sources. Trump and his guys because they’er so stuck in their old ways do the same dumb shit.

Hell, even China realizes the importance of renewable energy sources and are drastically moving away from their reliance on coal.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:53:32am
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makeitstop  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:53:51am

re: #205 lawhawk

We’re still dealing with the cleanup and infrastructure needs.

NJ Transit still hasn’t upgraded its facilities in Hoboken, though work is supposed to start there to address flooding from the Long Slip. They’ve moved some facilities to higher ground, but a Sandy event would still have catastrophic effect on NJ Transit (less if they follow their damned rules and shift equipment to higher ground from their Meadows facility).

LIRR has improved, but the big problems are the NEC tunnels - both on the Hudson and East River side that have to be repaired. Both are Amtrak owned. MTA subway tunnels are still being repaired, and that will take another few years to fix.

Barrier beaches are still threatened by coastal flooding, and we’re still building more along the shore than we should. A plan to build a barrier around Lower Manhattan/LES is in the planning stage, and construction could start soon.

There are still plenty of homes that have yet to be fixed, elevated above the flood level, etc. But the immediate damage is not as visible as it once was.

We were out in Long Beach a few weeks ago. They’re still going through the process of raising houses up so they’ll be insurable. And we went out to Smith Point on Friday night for a night beach walk and walked out to the Fire Island breach that Sandy caused.

Still seeing what Sandy wrought on LI along with the behavior of Hurricane Dorian that devastated Grand Bahama this summer is the stuff of my nightmares. If that happened here some parts of the island would likely never recover.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:56:54am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Oh, I agree, but it reminds us that there was a time when Republicans could be civil if they chose to be.

He kind of really didn’t have a choice. Obama was popular in New Jersey and Christie had re-election the next fall. I’m not saying he only made nice with Obama because of that consideration but it wasn’t like his motivations were entirely alturistic. I mean did I like Peter King in New York of all people calling out his fellow Republicans for how they acted on disaster relief to the Eastern Seaboard? Hell yes but it just means he was serving his own interests. The problem with Republican legislators especially in Washington is they’re fine with “big government” if they know it will benefit their constituents but they hate it for other people. I wouldn’t oppose relief from FEMA if a giant tornado hit let’s say Steve King’s district in Iowa because the people there are our fellow Americans. When disaster strikes our country, we have an obligation both legally and morally to help but Steve would never extend that same belief to New Yorkers or Puetro Ricans. That is what is wrong with the conservative mindset.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:57:29am

re: #213 Dr. Matt

Hell, even China realizes the importance of renewable energy sources and are drastically moving away from their reliance on coal.

Yep. President Xi isn’t stupid. He’s also spreading China’s soft power in a way that we are lacking considerably under Trump.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:57:35am

re: #215 makeitstop

Yup. Knowing that if a storm similar to the LI Express of 1938 hit today, it would likely cause upwards of $50 billion in damages (in NY alone), 100s of casualties, and hamper the state and national economy for a good long time to come.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:58:49am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

He kind of really didn’t have a choice. Obama was popular in New Jersey and Christie had re-election the next fall. I’m not saying he only made nice with Obama because of that consideration but it wasn’t like his motivations were entirely alturistic.

Again, I only agree, but even the slight degree of civility and moderation that Christie once demonstrated is no longer seen among the GOP.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 8:58:55am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Fuck you. I got mine. Your district has a bunch of illegal immigrant criminal migrants and foreigners from *checks notes* Puerto Rico who are money grubbers and globalists. /steve king.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:00:14am

re: #219 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, I only agree, but even the slight degree of civility and moderation that Christie once demonstrated is no longer seen among the GOP.

I dunno. Larry Hogan acts like a functional adult in Maryland from what I see across the river. Massachusetts’ Republican governor isn’t completely off his nut in partisanship. The problem is honestly the GOP base and leadership’s relationship with each other.

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danarchy  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:01:18am

re: #213 Dr. Matt

Hell, even China realizes the importance of renewable energy sources and are drastically moving away from their reliance on coal.

That’s the image they want to portray, but they are failing.

cnn.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:02:23am

re: #220 lawhawk

Fuck you. I got mine. Your district has a bunch of illegal immigrant criminal migrants and foreigners from *checks notes* Puerto Rico who are money grubbers and globalists. /steve king.

Aye pretty much. Wingnuts talk about how we don’t show the spirit we did after 9/11 anymore. Well I have to ask bluntly who the fuck was holding up the first responders benefits since some of them may have been undocumented immigrants. Who the fuck repeatedly votes against diaster relief that doesn’t impact their states and districts. I see liberals like us get called elitists but I never see urban Congressmen and women refuse to lend a hand to the rural residents that get impacted by tornados or famine. Meanwhile I see a lot of crap from rural right wingers in and out of office about how city folk are beneath their help.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:03:11am
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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:04:45am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:04:48am
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Jay C  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:04:52am

re: #161 lawhawk

It’s easy to ignore the willfully ignorant.

If he attended, he loses the plausible deniability that comes with not being present when Trump’s criminal conduct is corroborated over and over again from every angle and every person who comes in to testify - all while implicating more and more top GOPers in Trumpworld.

I’m also seeing this as a preview of what Republicans are going to try to pass off as a “strategy” for dealing with the impeachment hearings: i.e. basically a concerted delegitimization of the whole process, via a functional GOP boycott, punctuated with occasional public antics like Matt Gaetz’s little barge-in, and a relentless media campaign in the usual friendly outlets endlessly shrieking the same stock talking-points of “LYNCHING!! COUP!! WITCH HUNT!! etc..

Never mind that Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are proceeding strictly “by the book”, and are going to dot every i and cross every t; delegitimization is the GOP’s only real option to retain control of the narrative. Which effort, I’m guessing, outside of the Fox Bubble, is likely to fail.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:05:01am

re: #224 lawhawk

Good. The judicial candidates they’ve been pushing forward aren’t only extremists but they’re unqualified ones. Gee yet another projection moment. At least when Reagan was stupid enough to nominate Bork, Bork was at least on paper qualified and not just some right wing asshole close to being straight out of law school.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:05:17am
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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:07:04am
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:09:03am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:10:15am

I remember my grandparents telling me about a couple they knew through their friends. Rock solid Republicans all the way down but they liked the benefits and help that the federal government was able to give since their daughter struggled with a mental illness. I don’t deny that Republicans and conservatives love their families. They most certainly do. The problem is the programs they just shrug off as “big government” or “socialism” are programs that benefit other people’s loved ones. Now if you want to discuss how to improve their effectiveness, fine but don’t use rare cases of abuse in things like welfare benefits which is exactly what Reagan got away with doing for years to discredit the whole idea that government can and should be a positive force in helping the less well off. I’ve grown up seeing conservatives insist that you can’t throw money at programs but yet they never respond that way when it comes to the military or prisons but they’re all about it if it involves more spending on education and health care.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:10:46am

re: #230 lawhawk

I get the impression McCarthy isn’t too smart.

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Mescalero09  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:11:15am

Good morning. Gill Landry.

Youtube Video

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retired cynic  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:14:28am

Kamala Harris Understands Criminal Justice at a Very Deep Level
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

Since I support Kamala, I really liked this column.

But if we’re actually concerned about public safety, that means doing whatever we can to stop a crime from happening in the first place. Furthermore, preventing crime means paying attention to children who have experienced trauma. In our patriarchal culture, those issues have been marginalized—particularly as the kind of thing only women care about. To the extent that Harris is right, perhaps it is not a coincidence that women like she, Janet Reno, and Marion Wright Edelman have been the ones to champion the cause of children in an effort to prevent crime.

Harris has taken a lot of heat for her history as a prosecutor. But what she demonstrates in these clips is that she understands criminal justice at an incredibly deep level. As Jeniffer Rubin notes, contrary to what many have suggested, this is an area where Harris leads the pack. Being unburdened by the need to appear “tough,” she is able to articulate how we can be smart on crime.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:14:46am

re: #16 gocart mozart

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YOU LIE!!!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:16:31am

re: #235 retired cynic

Kamala Harris Understands Criminal Justice at a Very Deep Level
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

Since I support Kamala, I really liked this column.

I really like Harris.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:18:05am
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lizardofid  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:23:58am

re: #225 lawhawk

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When I see reports on the mythical “China Deal”, in my head I see a variation of this image. (you can probably imagine those little variations are) ; )

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:25:37am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nunez is da gangsta spelling…

Devin Nunes’ Cow calls him “Milk Dud.”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:26:03am

re: #230 lawhawk

plus fed rules of evidence dont apply, do they? (ianal)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:26:27am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:28:41am

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

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the man’s a loon

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retired cynic  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:29:45am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:34:14am

re: #230 lawhawk

McCarthy knows exactly how this all works. The GOP goal is to obstruct and lie about the process because the deplorable base believes any lies that support their orange messiah and will turn on anyone who criticizes him. Let’s see if there are actually any Republicans who are honest and care about this nation.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:38:11am

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Oh Oh Oh… I can answer that one.

The GOP doesn’t care. They put their party over nation, and will spew whatever toxic bilge the fever swamps come up with, even if it means that the GOP get wiped out in the 2020 elections. They wont force Trump to take responsibility for his criminal conduct, because they think they can weather the storm and stick around to fuck around with the 2020 census redistricting to preserve their hold on power even further along with maximizing the number of right wing know nothings on the federal (and state) benches.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:38:52am

re: #226 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Sure they’re going ape-shit over at freerepublix dot com; anyone willing to wade in and check it out?

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:39:16am

re: #215 makeitstop

Curbed had a piece about Sandy today. Interesting read.

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ckkatz  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:40:34am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

West Germans have been living, working and attending school with immigrants since the 60’s. Although not always models of tolerance and integration, they have generally learned to accept and get along with their “fellow citizens with a background of migration” as they are referred to officially.

In former East Germany, they knew only guest workers from Vietnam or North Korea who lived in segregated barracks and were sent home after their work contracts expired. Or the arrogant scions of third-world dictators and their henchmen sent over on student exchange programs.

None of this prepared the people for the society they were annexed into in 1989.

You reminded me of the 1970’s German song “Greek Wine”. The tune isn’t much to write about, but the lyrics are universal:

Udo Jürgens — Griechischer Wein

Men with brown eyes and black hair were sitting there
And the music coming out of the jukebox was strange and exotic.
When they saw me one of them got up and invited me over.

And then they told me about green hills, the sea and the wind.
About old houses and young women who are on their own.
And about the child that has never seen its father.

They kept telling themselves, one day we’ll go back
And the money saved up will be enough for a small fortune at home.
And soon nobody will think about it anymore, how it has been over here.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:41:55am

so yesterday he said

“We’re keeping the oil. I’ve always said that — keep the oil. We want to keep the oil, $45 million a month. Keep the oil. We’ve secured the oil.”

and today is just another day where republicans try like hell to ignore the substance of what their President is saying because any discussion of it leads to an admission he is an indefensible idiot

remember back when republicans ridiculed the idea the second Iraq War was done to steal oil as a ridiculous conspiracy theory during the Bush years?

here we are, the leader of the GOP openly advocating foreign policy based on stealing resources. (a war crime)

time to take him literally, seriously, and impeachably

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:41:57am

God wingnut memes are some of the stupidest shit you’ll ever see. Spotted today “Liberals are saying that the American flag is offensive to Muslims, share if you don’t gie a damn.” I swear I want to like the extended family of my Dad I’ve gotten to know but they believe some really kooky shit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:42:53am

re: #250 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

so yesterday he said

and today is just another day where republicans try like hell to ignore the substance of what their President is saying because any discussion of it leads to an admission he is an indefensible idiot

remember back when republicans ridiculed the idea the second Iraq War was done to steal oil as a ridiculous conspiracy theory during the Bush years?

here we are, the leader of the GOP openly advocating foreign policy based on stealing resources. (a war crime)

time to take him literally, seriously, and impeachably

I think that’s what makes the far left acting like the Dem establishment is as bad if not worse than Trump all the more absurd. Trump flat out talks about stealing resources from other countries.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:42:54am

re: #247 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Sure they’re going ape-shit over at freerepublix dot com; anyone willing to wade in and check it out?

nope. not even with a hazmat suit

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Dr. Matt  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:45:26am

re: #222 danarchy

That’s the image they want to portray, but they are failing.

cnn.com

I’ve been going to China for a decade. I have witnessed their evolution first hand. Are they perfect? No. But they are not failing.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:46:59am

re: #254 Dr. Matt

I’ve been going to China for a decade. I have witnessed their evolution first hand. Are they perfect? No. But they are not failing.

Red America needs to realize that climate change is a national security issue as much as it is an environmental one. Maybe they won’t give a damn when it’s talked as an environmental one. but it is a national security one too.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:48:50am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Red America needs to realize that climate change is a national security issue as much as it is an environmental one. Maybe they won’t give a damn when it’s talked as an environmental one. but it is a national security one too.

They’re quietly sitting there believing that Free Enterprise Jesus is going to come sweeping out of heaven to save them.

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Belafon  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:49:45am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Red America needs to realize that climate change is a national security issue as much as it is an environmental one. Maybe they won’t give a damn when it’s talked as an environmental one. but it is a national security one too.

You have to accept that it’s real to accept that it’s a problem.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:50:50am
259
HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:55:02am

re: #257 Belafon

You have to accept that it’s real to accept that it’s a problem.

Yep.

260
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:59:36am

You’ll never guess who he is talking to

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 9:59:57am
262
DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:01:42am

re: #258 Dread Pirate

hey alex,
it would be great if there were republicans on the committees who could be actually be at the hearings. you could talk to them. i mean, same team, right?
oh wait…. there are?

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:03:12am

Not exactly unprecedented.

There were protests back when we called it the Arab Spring. Rafik Hariri’s assassination was the catalyst for those protests - largest Lebanon had ever seen. It ultimately led to the Cedar Revolution and sent Syria packing from Lebanon.

Saad’s one of Rafik’s sons.

264
HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:03:19am

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

You’ll never guess who he is talking to

It really amazes me how they can create this alternative reality where Trump is the total opposite of what he really is. I guess when the rest of us were astonished by how Soviet propaganda could do what they did, Lou was taking notes.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:03:34am

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

You’ll never guess who he is talking to

[Embedded content]

Every once in a while, the gaslighting is just breathtaking in its chutzpah.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:03:55am

re: #262 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

hey alex,
it would be great if there were republicans on the committees who could be actually be at the hearings. you could talk to them. i mean, same team, right?
oh wait…. there are?

Sick of this obtuse bullshit.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:04:35am

re: #258 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Under what rationale would attempting to enter the deposition constitute fighting on behalf of his actual constituents?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:06:48am

re: #267 Mike Lamb

Under what rationale would attempting to enter the deposition constitute fighting on behalf of his actual constituents?

Well he has a constituent and his name is Pmurt Dlanod who is very concerned about how the impeachment iniquity is going. Seriously though, it’s like guys like him, Jordan, Gaetz, and the other Trump asslickers on the Hill forget that they’re in a co-equal branch to Trump and not supposed to be enabling him. I’ve never heard Jordan or Gaetz criticize Trump once.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:07:52am

re: #257 Belafon

You have to accept that it’s real to accept that it’s a problem.

Yesterday I got into a FB dispute with a Trumpster FOAF (yes I know — how stupid do I have to be to engage these idiots) — but in response to my long (but not exhaustive) list of Trump crimes, this is his response on climate change and endangered species:

” species have been dying since we’ve been on this planet, and NASA right now shows that climate change is caused by the difference in the sons activity levels. Man-made climate change is a fiction.”

These people are unredeemable.

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danarchy  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:11:48am

re: #269 Hecuba’s daughter

Yesterday I got into a FB dispute with a Trumpster FOAF (yes I know — how stupid do I have to be to engage these idiots) — but in response my long (but not exhaustive) list of Trump crimes, this is his response on climate change and endangered species:

” species have been dying since we’ve been on this planet, and NASA right now shows that climate change is caused by the difference in the sons activity levels. Man-made climate change is a fiction.”

These people are unredeemable.

Damn, whose son? That kid must be crazy active to heat up the whole planet ;)

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Mescalero09  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:12:16am
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Charles Johnson  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:14:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:20:11am
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Mescalero09  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:22:26am

bbl

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:24:18am

re: #271 Mescalero09

[Embedded content]

Every time I see Trump’s tiny feet I have to remind myself that you only see his li’l toes because he is wearing high heels just like Melania.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:24:34am

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep and there were no cries to respect Kerry’s military record at all. I get that some took issue with what he did as an anti-war activist with Vietnam Vets Against the War but his service record was attacked too. I’ll always remember that.

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:25:15am

re: #271 Mescalero09

They both put the candy on the minion’s head. Both of them did this.

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BeachDem  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:25:17am

re: #265 Mike Lamb

Every once in a while, the gaslighting is just breathtaking in its chutzpah.

Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph.
—1984

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:26:29am

re: #277 lawhawk

They both put the candy on the minion’s head. Both of them did this.

[Embedded content]

And then the kid in the Spider Man costume grabbed it in his own bag.

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Mescalero09  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:27:33am

Parents. Think about that. They thought the kid was a trash can.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:29:17am

re: #277 lawhawk

They both put the candy on the minion’s head. Both of them did this.

Do they do anything remotely normal?

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:30:27am
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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:30:43am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

*checks notes*

No. They don’t. They don’t do anything normal. Not in how they stand, talk, communicate, show emotion beyond self-enrichment/empowerment, and neither cares about anyone beyond themselves.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:31:57am

re: #282 Citizen K

Ben Shapiro loves jacking himself off. He really is honestly a loser.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:32:17am
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calochortus  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:32:18am

re: #277 lawhawk

They both put the candy on the minion’s head. Both of them did this.

[Embedded content]

This strikes me as something a childless relative of mine would do trying to be cute. The problem is Trump has 5 kids and Melania has 1. If they ever actually interacted with their children, they would know it is inappropriate.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:32:26am

re: #283 lawhawk

*checks notes*

No. They don’t. They don’t do anything normal. Not in how they stand, talk, communicate, show emotion beyond self-enrichment/empowerment, and neither cares about anyone beyond themselves.

I mean goddamn can’t even give candy to kids normally. And the way Trump talked about the dog too. Just damn man.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:32:50am

re: #286 calochortus

This strikes me as something a childless relative of mine would do trying to be cute. The problem is Trump has 5 kids and Melania has 1. If they ever actually interacted with their children, they would know it is inappropriate.

Precisely.

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:33:06am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

Ben Shapiro loves jacking himself off. He really is honestly a loser.

I mean, yeah, but that’s also tangential to the fact that Facebook is letting him game the system openly like this.

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calochortus  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:33:33am

re: #285 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Looks like he has facial hair? Mask will be useless. This has been a public service announcement.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:35:17am

re: #275 The Pie Overlord!

Every time I see Trump’s tiny feet I have to remind myself that you only see his li’l toes because he is wearing high heels just like Melania.

mrs dm joked she married me in part because i had straight teeth and wide, small feet.

she is like a 9 1/2 and aaa or aaaa - really long and thin. has always had trouble finding shoes that fit

i’m around 5’ 10” and a 7 1/2 to 8

she figured if we ever had kids it would average out

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:37:04am

re: #282 Citizen K

FB is painting themselves into several corners
reality will catch up

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Dread Pirate  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:39:22am

So, a broad impeachment inquiry.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:40:56am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Red America needs to realize that climate change is a national security issue as much as it is an environmental one. Maybe they won’t give a damn when it’s talked as an environmental one. but it is a national security one too.

One to be dealt with by building more weapons, not reducing emissions.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:46:30am

re: #293 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

So, a broad impeachment inquiry.

this whole line of thinking is nuts

if pelosi announces “the impeachment inquiry wouldnt include muller related info” that doesnt mean anything

it has no force of law
there’s not any rule or one way valve
and even if true, it couldnt be a lie, or feint or a device or trick?

are we really entering the “no backsies” territory of law?

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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:47:04am

Now for something completely different…

Toured the ruins of ancient Corinth today. In the antiquities museum, there was a stone plaque on display with the letters {syn}agogue heb{rew} (it would look like that if the alphabet were Roman), and below it a short pedestal decorated with menorahs. Very unexpected and cool.

(I’m not in a place where I can post pictures right now.)

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:49:50am

This is huge… NCAA college athletes can now get compensated for their name/likeness, following the CA effort to make that possible.

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:50:37am

re: #293 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

So, a broad impeachment inquiry.

It’s time to update the old Onion headline:

House Can’t Complete Impeachment Investigation Because Trump Keeps Committing Impeachable Offenses

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:51:05am

re: #297 lawhawk

This is huge… NCAA college athletes can now get compensated for their name/likeness, following the CA effort to make that possible.

[Embedded content]

It’s about damn time.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:51:54am

ordered a new stove from Sears.
we had mega points and figured Sears may not have a long life

got three (3) phone calls last night - it’ll be delivered today between 3:15 and 5:15.
Pretty accurate.

so we take the old one out last night
plus a little light demo on the counter top

8:57AM another robocall. your order has been delayed to 11/1.
so i call.

It’s a ‘manufacturer delay’. uh-huh.
so the three calls last night -they were *all* mistaken?
yup

ok, well based on those three calls the old stove is gone
how do we cook for three days?

she actually said: “i understand how hard it is to cook without a stove. yours will be arriving on 11/1”

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:54:00am

re: #300 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

ordered a new stove from Sears.
we had mega points and figured Sears may not have a long life

got three (3) phone calls last night - it’ll be delivered today between 3:15 and 5:15.
Pretty accurate.

so we take the old one out last night
plus a little light demo on the counter top

8:57AM another robocall. your order has been delayed to 11/1.
so i call.

It’s a ‘manufacturer delay’. uh-huh.
so the three calls last night -they were *all* mistaken?
yup

ok, well based on those three calls the old stove is gone
how do we cook for three days?

she actually said: “i understand how hard it is to cook without a stove. yours will be arriving on 11/1”

At least she didn’t say something like “I would suggest Door Dash or maybe UberEats?”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:57:07am

re: #301 KGxvi

At least she didn’t say something like “I would suggest Door Dash or maybe UberEats?”

indeed

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 10:58:26am

OMG THEY ARE CARRYING RAKES!

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:00:19am

re: #301 KGxvi

Check your Prodigy* account; you should be able to find a restaurant near you. /////////

For those who don’t get the joke, Prodigy was Sears’ early attempt at cashing in on the Internet in a joint venture with CBS and IBM.

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jaunte  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:00:26am

re: #303 The Pie Overlord!

Must be Scandinavians.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:01:35am
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Belafon  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:02:18am

re: #304 lawhawk

Check your Prodigy* account; you should be able to find a restaurant near you. /////////

For those who don’t get the joke, Prodigy was Sears’ early attempt at cashing in on the Internet in a joint venture with CBS and IBM.

They were ahead of their time and should have stuck with it.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:02:42am
Source familiar with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s closed-door deposition told The Hill he has testified that he took notes during the July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelenskiy, and made two or so recommended edits to the summarized call transcript that weren’t even used in the end.

my two questions:
- so to confirm, you have in fact read the entire summarized call transcript?
- without going into any specifics, is it an accurate and substantially complete representation of the scope and duration of the call?

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Citizen K  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:03:11am

In light of the teardown going on at Deadspin, this is worth revisiting…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:03:17am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:03:41am

re: #304 lawhawk

For those who don’t get the joke, Prodigy was Sears’ early attempt at cashing in on the Internet in a joint venture with CBS and IBM.

Prodigy also was one of the services that hosted on-line banking before the Internet became commercialized.

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:06:05am

re: #304 lawhawk

Check your Prodigy* account; you should be able to find a restaurant near you. /////////

For those who don’t get the joke, Prodigy was Sears’ early attempt at cashing in on the Internet in a joint venture with CBS and IBM.

It still amazes me that Sears (and JC Penny, for that matter) who spent nearly a century selling stuff via catalogs couldn’t figure out how to make sales on the internet work.

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calochortus  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:07:04am

re: #303 The Pie Overlord!

OMG THEY ARE CARRYING RAKES!

[Embedded content]

Technically, those are McLeods.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:07:22am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:08:07am

re: #304 lawhawk

Check your Prodigy* account; you should be able to find a restaurant near you. /////////

For those who don’t get the joke, Prodigy was Sears’ early attempt at cashing in on the Internet in a joint venture with CBS and IBM.

IBM parody of the gilligans island theme song

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:08:37am

I keep wondering about the leaks coming from these depositions. Mostly, who is doing the leaking? I can see why both sides would want to leak information - for the Democrats it keeps the story in the news and reminds people how shitty Trump is; for Republicans it gives them a chance to counter things in a slow drip manner rather than an avalanche when everything becomes public all at once (with the hope that everyone forgets the details by the time it comes out).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:09:46am

re: #316 KGxvi

I keep wondering about the leaks coming from these depositions. Mostly, who is doing the leaking? I can see why both sides would want to leak information - for the Democrats it keeps the story in the news and reminds people how shitty Trump is; for Republicans it gives them a chance to counter things in a slow drip manner rather than an avalanche when everything becomes public all at once (with the hope that everyone forgets the details by the time it comes out).

It especially allows the GOP to be selective about what is released and attack it in detail.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:10:45am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

Wink and a Nod……. ;o)

[Embedded content]

Video

One of our better bands.

Cruise Control is my all time favorite Dreg’s tune

Dixie Dregs, “Cruise Control”

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:10:57am

re: #312 KGxvi

Especially when they had the distribution chain to do same day sales (every one of their thousands of stores was already linked to their national distribution network), but they couldn’t figure out what to do with it. They could have killed Amazon before Amazon became Amazon (and which is now trying to build out the distribution network to do same day distribution).

Others are leveraging store locations to better effect, such as Target and Walmart and Kohls. But JC Penneys and Sears failed miserably, and Toys R Us also failed for a similar reason.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:12:08am

re: #313 calochortus

Technically, those are McLeods.

lizardom is like a scaly slithery wiki

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:13:34am

re: #319 lawhawk

Especially when they had the distribution chain to do same day sales (every one of their thousands of stores was already linked to their national distribution network), but they couldn’t figure out what to do with it. They could have killed Amazon before Amazon became Amazon (and which is now trying to build out the distribution network to do same day distribution).

Others are leveraging store locations to better effect, such as Target and Walmart and Kohls. But JC Penneys and Sears failed miserably, and Toys R Us also failed for a similar reason.

I suspect a lot of it was “we’ve always done it this way” or “our customers are used to the way we do things” or some such backwards looking nonsense.

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calochortus  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:13:58am

re: #320 DangerMan (Neologizer of AssGate)

lizardom is like a scaly slithery wiki

It is!

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:15:55am

re: #299 KGxvi

But to get there, the NCAA will take its time, and let its divisions update their bylaws at their own convenience, which means they could drag this out for as long as it takes, which can be 2021.

This is from the NCAA own press release.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:19:00am

re: #321 KGxvi

I suspect a lot of it was “we’ve always done it this way” or “our customers are used to the way we do things” or some such backwards looking nonsense.

Wasn’t Sears headed away from catalog sales in that time period? And thus I would wonder whether they viewed on-line sales as competition against their own brick-and-mortar stores? (Which would be sort of ironic given that they eventually self-destructed in part because upper management starting pitting parts of their company against other parts.)

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KGxvi  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:19:17am

re: #323 lawhawk

But to get there, the NCAA will take its time, and let its divisions update their bylaws at their own convenience, which means they could drag this out for as long as it takes, which can be 2021.

This is from the NCAA own press release.

Well the California law apparently doesn’t take effect until 2023, so I suspect that will be the “target date”. Honestly, this is something that should have happened 25 years ago when the big money really started to pour into college sports. But better late than never, I suppose.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:20:48am
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:22:30am

You can just see the flopsweat dripping down the orange makeup.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:22:35am
329
Ace Rothstein  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:23:04am

re: #325 KGxvi

I hope the athletes get every penny they can, because the NCAA sure as hell does.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:23:57am

re: #327 The Pie Overlord!

Why is he raging? All I’ve heard for months is that Trump was begging the Democrats to impeach him.

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teleskiguy  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:26:08am
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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:27:40am

re: #331 teleskiguy

New rule…. if you weren’t in that Naughton painting, you should drop out of the race…

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lawhawk  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:28:48am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:30:33am

re: #327 The Pie Overlord!

NOTE: “People that I never even heard of” is today, someone who was actually on the call

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:32:40am

re: #328 Patricia Kayden

this is why someone needed to blow the whistle
people reporting concerns were being ignored, dismissed or over-ruled
(vindman twice)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:34:10am

re: #301 KGxvi

At least she didn’t say something like “I would suggest Door Dash or maybe UberEats?”

Sears is dying.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:36:24am

re: #333 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

26 years senator
twice elected vice president - 8 years
vs
about 3 years unelected ‘advisor’

yeah right

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:36:44am

re: #327 The Pie Overlord!

You can just see the flopsweat dripping down the orange makeup.

[Embedded content]

he keeps saying read the transcript.

no transcript has been released, just a thing that says this was sorta/maybe what the call was about…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:37:25am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

Sears is dying.

thats why we cashed out our points

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jaunte  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:37:31am

re: #331 teleskiguy

I see dogs like Democrats.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2019 • 11:50:06am

re: #332 lawhawk

New rule…. if you weren’t in that Naughton painting, you should drop out of the race…

If you weren’t holding two pair you should drop out.


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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - BonusI planted a cactus in 2008. Being it's Florida, I don't know why. It was small. It grew. About 10 arms, straight up, probably 10 feet high.Don't have a picture of that.Back in 2017 or so, we managed to prune ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191103What a satisfying and productive weekend we had.We hit some milestones (which we’re making up as we go) and accomplished some tasks that have drawn out way too long. On Saturday we finally managed to lever the cactus out of ...
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Jason Isbell — Runnin’ Down a DreamJason Isbell 10/25/19- Ryman Auditorium
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