The Bob Cesca Podcast: The Dan Bongino of Steve Kings

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show, powered by Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law:

The Dan Bongino Of Steve Kings — NSFW! Happy Halloween; Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson are here; The House passes impeachment resolution; Let’s decipher what Kevin McCarthy is saying; Trump’s whiny response; Vindman reveals there were sentences deleted from the non-transcript; Attorney for whistleblower is receiving death threats; Bill Taylor and Vindman will testify publicly; Trump could have a Penguin “harp from hell” moment; Deputy White House counsel moved non-transcript to the classified server; Trump is bribing senators for their support; With music by Gayle Graizzaro and Norway House; and more!

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412 comments

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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:04:12pm

Gov Andrew Cuomo responded to the Trumps changing their “domicile” to Florida: “Good riddance. It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway… He’s all yours, Florida.”

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:04:38pm

The “official” T-o-T hours are over, but we get a lot of older kids til about 9:00. Won’t be many more in this windchill.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:05:33pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:06:35pm

re: #2 Decatur Deb

The “official” T-o-T hours are over, but we get a lot of older kids til about 9:00. Won’t be many more in this windchill.

How cold is it out your way? Current air temp in the wild north country is 29 degrees F (-1.7 degrees C).

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:08:43pm

re: #4 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

How cold is it out your way? Current air temp in the wild north country is 29 degrees F (-1.7 degrees C).

(lowers head embarrassed) 47f, but it’s really windy.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:08:50pm

Who was it in the previous thread who met a bunch of guys dressed as Johnny Depp in different roles?

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Jay C  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:09:20pm

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

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WTF is that thing Idiot Junior is holding?

Do you ride it, shoot it, play music on it, or have sex with it?

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Belafon  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:09:21pm

Reposting the picture:

Halloween
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:09:48pm

re: #5 Decatur Deb

(lowers head embarrassed) 47f, but it’s really windy.

Whereas we have zero wind. But yeah. Projected low is down around 25 degrees F (-3.9 degrees C).

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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:10:43pm

re: #9 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Whereas we have zero wind. But yeah. Projected low is down around 25 degrees F (-3.9 degrees C).

Here, too, down near St Louis.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:12:18pm

re: #7 Jay C

WTF is that thing Idiot Junior is holding?

Do you ride it, shoot it, play music on it, or have sex with it?

Yes

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:12:39pm

re: #8 Belafon

Reposting the picture:

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Our whole neighborhood doesn’t show that much wattage, but it’s much better than when the preachers almost drove Halloween out.

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Belafon  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:13:02pm

It’s 39 here, but luckily, no wind. We’ve had a few more cars than usual, and a few less people walking.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:13:12pm

re: #12 Decatur Deb

Our whole neighborhood doesn’t show that much wattage, but it’s much better than when the preachers almost drove Halloween out.

We used to have some people really go all-out, but I think some of them must have moved or something.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:13:50pm

re: #14 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We used to have some people really go all-out, but I think some of them must have moved or something.

Or maybe they just got the electric bill.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:14:25pm

re: #7 Jay C

WTF is that thing Idiot Junior is holding?

Do you ride it, shoot it, play music on it, or have sex with it?

Bow and Dildo

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:14:48pm

re: #14 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We used to have some people really go all-out, but I think some of them must have moved or something.

We’ve probably got 4-5 baptist-y preachers on the block.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:16:07pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

We’ve probably got 4-5 baptist-y preachers on the block.

Be patient. Three of them are probably waist-deep in sexual scandals.

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Belafon  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:16:26pm

re: #14 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We used to have some people really go all-out, but I think some of them must have moved or something.

A lot of people stop when their kids grow up.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:16:54pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:17:20pm

re: #18 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Be patient. Three of them are probably waist-deep in sexual scandals.

Hope it’s not the AME preacher—he’s our only other Democrat.

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retired cynic  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:19:58pm

Why Postal Banking Could Unite the Country
by Martin Longman October 31, 2019

My annual “we need to do everything we can to preserve the USPS” post! And with it, I will sign off for a bit. Be easy, lizards.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:20:17pm

Decent amount of trick or treaters so far. Made a fat kids night with the full size Reeses. High fives all around from that group. :D

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:22:31pm

re: #23 plansbandc

Decent amount of trick or treaters so far. Made a fat kids night with the full size Reeses. High fives all around from that group. :D

We get bags of chips and doritos as a reserve. Works out if we go to them when the older teens arrive.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:24:24pm

re: #24 Decatur Deb

I love that idea! We have reserves of fun size Snickers if the full size bars run out.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:25:08pm

re: #25 plansbandc

I love that idea! We have reserves of fun size Snickers if the full size bars run out.

We usually have sodas and juice boxes as a reserve. Mrs. Fish went daring this year and didn’t load up a reserve. It worked out.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:27:26pm

<3

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Unabogie  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:28:48pm

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

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Looks like she buys her kidneys at the same place Melanie does.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:29:03pm

Loved T-o-T in Pittsburgh. We made out like mad in our blue-collar neighborhood (McKees Rocks). The only challenge was getting back home past the older kids.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:30:31pm

re: #28 Unabogie

Looks like she buys her kidneys at the same place Melanie does.

I think she’s older than Melania as well.

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dat_said  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:31:11pm

Our street is the saddest street in the city on Halloween night - a cul-de-sac jutting off a dead-end street with outside lights on at only two of the four houses. Total of seven kids and I think we’re done for the evening. Still hoping for a group of five or so older ones so we can break the 30-year-old record for Halloween visitors.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:31:39pm

re: #28 Unabogie

Looks like she buys her kidneys at the same place Melanie does.

Her kidneys look old and wrinkly. She needs dialysis!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:31:55pm

re: #31 dat_said

Our street is the saddest street in the city on Halloween night - a cul-de-sac jutting off a dead-end street with outside lights on at only two of the four houses. Total of seven kids and I think we’re done for the evening. Still hoping for a group of five or so older ones so we can break the 30-year-old record for Halloween visitors.

I specifically send my kids to these houses.

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CleverToad  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:33:53pm

38 degrees in Denver right now — got up to 47 today, vast improvement from a string of days with highs in the 20’s.

We bought a 250-piece bag of chocolate candy for $10 on the half-price special. Then I had a coupon so we bought a 100-piece bag for $5.99. They are all bite-size, mind you, but every kid is getting at least three or four. Unfortunately there haven’t been too many kids this year, so we’re going to be awash in leftovers.

Note to self — next year, stick to the 60-piece bag…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:35:12pm

Was fairly warm but wet tonight. Tomorrow and the weekend we’re supposed to finally get cold with lows in the early 30’s.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:36:22pm

re: #31 dat_said

Our street is the saddest street in the city on Halloween night - a cul-de-sac jutting off a dead-end street with outside lights on at only two of the four houses. Total of seven kids and I think we’re done for the evening. Still hoping for a group of five or so older ones so we can break the 30-year-old record for Halloween visitors.

My son’s too-quiet Tampa ‘hood has adopted Trunk r Treat. Costumed adults set up in pedestrian centers and deal from the trunks of their cars.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:36:39pm

re: #34 CleverToad

I know how Halloween is in Denver. I grew up there. Very few Halloweens were spent without the costumes being covered by ski jackets, gloves, and hats.

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makeitstop  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:39:31pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Was fairly warm but wet tonight. Tomorrow and the weekend we’re supposed to finally get cold with lows in the early 30’s.

It’s nearly 70 degrees here tonight. We’re expecting heavy rain and high winds tonight.

The last day of October and it feels like a night in June around here. So weird.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:39:38pm

A twofer:

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:40:58pm

re: #37 plansbandc

I know how Halloween is in Denver. I grew up there. Very few Halloweens were spent without the costumes being covered by ski jackets, gloves, and hats.

A grandkid is there tonight as Harry Potter (gets to wear it to school Book Day tomorrow). He’s going to need the scarf.

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makeitstop  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:41:27pm

More Woke Joe.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:45:03pm

Well crap Santa Paula area has a new fire

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:45:36pm

re: #6 The Pie Overlord!

Who was it in the previous thread who met a bunch of guys dressed as Johnny Depp in different roles?

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That was me. And that video was really cool.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:46:22pm

re: #7 Jay C

WTF is that thing Idiot Junior is holding?

Do you ride it, shoot it, play music on it, or have sex with it?

I think it’s Kimberley Guilfoyle. Junior may have tried all of that.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:46:37pm

re: #16 Dave In Austin

Bow and Dildo

I get their catalog each month. Not sure why.

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gocart mozart  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:47:22pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:47:37pm

re: #45 Barefoot Grin

I get their catalog each month. Not sure why.

Do you spend any time on nude chamber orchestra sites?

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dat_said  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:48:00pm

re: #33 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I specifically send my kids to these houses.

Very wise - we are extremely generous because it’s so lonely.

Besides, if a kid is going to walk all the way down here, they need to be rewarded.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:48:38pm

re: #47 Decatur Deb

Do you spend any time on nude chamber orchestra sites?

Oboe-y, do I!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:49:17pm

I went out trick or treating with my nephews tonight dressed as Jason Voorhees. One of the houses we stopped by was giving candy to the kids and these to the adults:

Bless those people.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:50:02pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:50:09pm

re: #47 Decatur Deb

Do you spend any time on nude chamber orchestra sites?

Only when I’m private browsing.

///

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:51:51pm

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s fabulous!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:52:07pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

Only when I’m private browsing.

///

I really love I Solisti di Vegas.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:52:32pm

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m doing that next year.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:56:44pm

Is anyone else familiar with the band Brass Against?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:58:39pm

re: #56 Rightwingconspirator

Yes. They are GREAT!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:59:34pm

My grad daughter (the one at Yale, but I never talk about that) sent me this.

I must of done something right as a parent.

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makeitstop  Oct 31, 2019 • 6:59:47pm

re: #56 Rightwingconspirator

Is anyone else familiar with the band Brass Against?

I think Charles featured them doing a RATM tune a while back. They rock.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:00:47pm

re: #46 gocart mozart

It’s now gone from a “perfect call” to a “good call.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:02:06pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:04:03pm

re: #46 gocart mozart

Ultimately, he said he would not have done anything illegal on a call made from the White House with so many people listening in.

But if they weren’t listening in it was all good.

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:05:21pm

re: #37 plansbandc

I know how Halloween is in Denver. I grew up there. Very few Halloweens were spent without the costumes being covered by ski jackets, gloves, and hats.

We lived there way back when and there was a Halloween that featured thunder snow. It was pretty much a bust for T or T.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:05:52pm

re: #61 The Pie Overlord!

But it’s perfectly fine to do this if the President is a Democrat whose only crime is having sexual encounters with women who are not his wife.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:05:56pm

re: #61 The Pie Overlord!

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It’s not undoing an election ffs. It’s literally using the Constitution to punish a high crime. All these assholes have us this sad bs. They can’t defend Trump because there is no defense.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:05:57pm

re: #57 GlutenFreeJesus

re: #59 makeitstop

Rockin them on my Spotify right now. Brass and heavy metal. Brilliant. The vocals? Oh yes amazing

open.spotify.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:06:43pm

re: #64 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

But it’s perfectly fine to do this if the President is a Democrat whose only crime is having sexual encounters with women who are not his wife.

Somehow that was different. The GOP can kiss my ass in their zeal to protect this crooked fuckwad.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:07:23pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:08:54pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Nah. Your sworn testimony will suffice.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:08:56pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

He’s losing it even more than usual.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:10:48pm

Prudie unloads with both barrels. Good for her.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:10:56pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

It’s not undoing an election ffs. It’s literally using the Constitution to punish a high crime. All these assholes have us this sad bs. They can’t defend Trump because there is no defense.

this mode is not gonna stop
they got nothing and they know it
i say let em flail

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:11:22pm

We haven’t gotten a Trick or Treater in several years here. We live on a steep hill and most of the houses have given up on handing out treats, so it doesn’t really pay.
When there were more middle school kids in the neighborhood we used to get a couple “packs” of 6 to 10 of them late in the evening, but demographics have changed.
I get some Reeses every year, just in case, and Mr. C. enjoys them after Halloween.

In an unrelated item, thanks for all the Lizardly advice on food processors last night. I ordered the Cuisinart.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:12:10pm

re: #73 calochortus

We haven’t gotten a Trick or Treater in several years here. We live on a steep hill and most of the houses have given up on handing out treats, so it doesn’t really pay.
When there were more middle school kids in the neighborhood we used to get a couple “packs” of 6 to 10 of them late in the evening, but demographics have changed.
I get some Reeses every year, just in case, and Mr. C. enjoys them after Halloween.

In an unrelated item, thanks for all the Lizardly advice on food processors last night. I ordered the Cuisinart.

Mrs. Fish is scared of her food processor. Thing is, my mother makes such use of hers, and I know if Mrs. Fish could learn to use it, she would too.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:12:28pm

re: #72 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

this mode is not gonna stop
they got nothing and they know it
i say let em flail

Yeah it’s not working for them.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:13:00pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

Yeah it’s not working for them.

shhhhhh. ;-)

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:13:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:13:40pm

re: #76 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

shhhhhh. ;-)

Ha. Good point. I’m enjoying the implosion.

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:14:34pm

re: #77 jaunte

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Because Florida won’t extradite him to NY?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:16:28pm

re: #79 calochortus

Because Florida won’t extradite him to NY?

maybe he figures a couple of extra Florida votes might help. NY is lost to him.

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gocart mozart  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:19:01pm
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Amory Blaine  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:20:11pm

I like this article.

Weird Object: Neutron Star PSR J1748-2446

What is PSR J1748-2446’s claim to weirdness fame? Simple. It’s the universe’s fastest-spinning celestial object. It’s also a star whose surface is not just solid, but harder than a diamond. Its density is 50 trillion times greater than lead. Its magnetic field sizzles a trillion times more intensely than our Sun’s. In a nutshell, it’s the most extreme example of a neutron star…(he he ellipses)

Imagine living there. Taxes would be very low, but there’d also be several significant drawbacks. The gravity would crush you down so that your protoplasm would spread itself evenly around the surface like a film of oil. You couldn’t stand more than one atom high. But if you could still somehow remain conscious, you’d see every star in the sky cross the heavens from horizon to horizon in less than a thousandth of a second, each appearing as a solid line. Studying the cosmos might be a challenge.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:21:41pm

re: #80 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

maybe he figures a couple of extra Florida votes might help. NY is lost to him.

Well as people get to know him better, the less they like him so maybe his Florida neighbors will get tired of him too.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:21:51pm

re: #80 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

maybe he figures a couple of extra Florida votes might help. NY is lost to him.

Damn we think alike. That was literally my first thought.

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plansbandc  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:22:12pm

Welp, looks like we are done with the kiddies. Gonna freeze some of the candy at eat the hell out of the rest. LOL

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:26:47pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:27:42pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:28:48pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:29:34pm

I don’t remember this. Thread.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:30:10pm

been sleeping in one of these for the past few weeks

not a joy

had to take a break from running

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:31:59pm
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:32:04pm

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

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and it won’t be “the transcript “
just another edited creation

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:32:14pm

re: #82 Amory Blaine

I like this article.

Weird Object: Neutron Star PSR J1748-2446

Reminds me of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five when Tralfalmadorians were explaining the 4th dimension to Billy Pilgrim. To them, all stars were seen as lines from the beginning to the end of each star.

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:32:42pm

re: #90 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

been sleeping in one of these for the past few weeks

not a joy

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had to take a break from running

Looks kinky.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:34:52pm

re: #92 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

and it won’t be “the transcript “
just another edited creation

I really hope he does try to do this. One, because there’s a really good chance that a tape exists and he just buries himself by performing the lie so earnestly. Two, because I doubt he can get past the first page before rambling off on some tangent about how he almost fucked Kathleen Turner on his sex yacht in the 80’s.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:35:05pm
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:35:46pm

re: #94 calochortus

Looks kinky.

nope it ain’t
pulls the toes way up to stretch the arch
like a rack for the foot

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:36:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:37:37pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

I think there’s been an ongoing movie just like this since November 2016.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:38:12pm

re: #96 jaunte

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can you say “effectively connected income”?
I knew that you could

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:40:03pm

re: #90 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

been sleeping in one of these for the past few weeks

not a joy

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had to take a break from running

Last year or so when I had plantar fasciitis this helped.

I’m also a big fan of rowing machines, low impact way to work out a ton of muscle groups that get used all the time.

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:41:18pm

re: #97 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

nope it ain’t
pulls the toes way up to stretch the arch
like a rack for the foot

Well, yeah, but you should make it sound more interesting.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:42:02pm
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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:43:37pm

Can you sell $200,000 a year memberships to your personal residence?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:43:40pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:43:54pm

re: #103 jaunte

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Sleazy but he’s probably banking on a sympathetic right wing judge.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:44:03pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Bye.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:44:51pm

re: #104 jaunte

Can you sell $200,000 a year memberships to your personal residence?

That should be the first argument made. It’s not a residency. It’s a place of business.

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:45:12pm

re: #104 jaunte

Can you sell $200,000 a year memberships to your personal residence?

Who would pay that for a membership to my 3 bedroom suburban house?
Oh. Wait. You mean can Trump do that with his club. Never mind.

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stpaulbear  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:45:38pm

re: #103 jaunte

How high above current sea level is Mar-a-lago?

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gocart mozart  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:46:10pm
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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:46:19pm

re: #110 stpaulbear

High enough for a 73 year old, put it that way.

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Jay C  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:47:01pm

re: #103 jaunte

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If Trump files personal bankruptcy he can shield Mar-a-Lago provided that a judge rules it is his personal residence, not a business.

But isn’t Mar-a-Lago basically run as a “business” - and has been for some time?

Although I’m sure Trump figures that he can always get Jared, or Rudy or Stephanie Grisham appointed as judge for that district…

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:48:03pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:49:19pm

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:50:38pm

re: #101 goddamnedfrank

Last year or so when I had plantar fasciitis this helped.

I’m also a big fan of rowing machines, low impact way to work out a ton of muscle groups that get used all the time.

I’ll check it out tomorrow

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:51:13pm

re: #102 calochortus

Well, yeah, but you should make it sound more interesting.

well it does lift and separate…

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:52:37pm

re: #115 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hero of the Russian Federation.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:52:50pm

re: #103 jaunte

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and what will likely happen is his one suite may get shielded
ie where he lives

not the entire enterprise/compound

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:53:31pm

re: #119 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

Give him the gatehouse and a one-hole putting green.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:53:55pm

re: #110 stpaulbear

How high above current sea level is Mar-a-lago?

not much and not enough

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:54:43pm
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:56:03pm

re: #119 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

and what will likely happen is his one suite may get shielded
ie where he lives

not the entire enterprise/compound

no more than if it was a unit in a high rise condo building in…say new York

you get your unit
not the building

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:56:30pm

re: #114 The Pie Overlord!

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The face that deserves a hundred milkshakes!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:56:31pm

re: #120 jaunte

Give him the gatehouse and a one-hole putting green.

with an erratic windmill hazard

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calochortus  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:58:01pm

re: #110 stpaulbear

How high above current sea level is Mar-a-lago?

Google knows all. A couple feet.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 31, 2019 • 7:59:04pm

re: #123 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

no more than if it was a unit in a high rise condo building in…say new York

you get your unit
not the building

This is Trump. Are you sure his accountant won’t push the boundary and have the entire building declared his residence? And without seeing his tax returns, how do we know how he has handled any of this?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:01:04pm

re: #99 HappyWarrior

I was just grimly chuckling about the way that Halloween has flip flopped from being the day of scary things set apart from All Saint’s Day, to the day where we celebrate safe goofy monsters that take us away from 364 of human monsters.

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mmmirele  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:06:43pm

re: #25 plansbandc

I love that idea! We have reserves of fun size Snickers if the full size bars run out.

My favorite Halloween cartoon.

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Belafon  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:17:25pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

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As someone who likes to decorate and give out candy, one Saturday a year is fine.

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danarchy  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:25:58pm

re: #96 jaunte

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NY collects income tax on out of state income doesn’t it? I’m sure Trump already shields all of his income from non income tax states and overseas properties. But wouldn’t moving to Florida make it easier?

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:27:54pm

re: #131 danarchy

I don’t know, but David Cay Johnston has been covering Trump and his taxes for so long I keep an eye on what he posts.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:29:02pm

re: #110 stpaulbear

How high above current sea level is Mar-a-lago?

Not far enough

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:29:40pm

Okay, positive thing as opposed to my usual jeremiads:

Since I got back from Mexico I’ve resolved to make tortillas from scratch.

Did you know the decorative corn they sell in fall is flint corn? I looked it up and it’s starchy corn that’s good for flour making, but a bit rough to eat just cooked.

You can boil and simmer it with cal (calcium hydroxide) to make nixtamal, aka hominy, then grind it to make wet masa…which I’ve now done thrice, to the point I’ve got the timing down to get sticky, workable dough.

So I’ve got about a pound apiece of blue and yellow masa, and now I’m tinkering with pressing tortillas (with various hard, flat objects, lacking a proper press) and getting decent results.

The mid-term objective is getting to point where I can do tacos de canasta, because after having them in CDMX I have a hankering. The endgame is stuffs like tlayudas and the (vast) tamale family.

But right now I’m just chuffed that I made traditional masa that’s almost exactly like the kind I handled out in a shack in Tlaxcala.

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:30:01pm

re: #121 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

not much and not enough

That moment you (I) get reminded it pays to scroll up and read through…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:32:23pm
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sagehen  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:35:03pm

re: #134 The Ghost of a Flea

So I’ve got about a pound apiece of blue and yellow masa, and now I’m tinkering with pressing tortillas (with various hard, flat objects, lacking a proper press) and getting decent results.

(pssst) Rolling pin.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:36:18pm

from the NY Times, but I’m not reading it

Paula White, Trump’s Personal Pastor, Joins the White House

nytimes.com

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:37:43pm

The best Mexican restaurants in the inner mountain west and southwest are the ones that make their own tortillas. And they’re always the hardest to find, you just kind of have to know they’re there.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:40:57pm

re: #134 The Ghost of a Flea

Do you have a hydraulic jack? Twelve tons is plenty.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:44:22pm

re: #134 The Ghost of a Flea

Okay, positive thing as opposed to my usual jeremiads:

Since I got back from Mexico I’ve resolved to make tortillas from scratch.

Did you know the decorative corn they sell in fall is flint corn? I looked it up and it’s starchy corn that’s good for flour making, but a bit rough to eat just cooked.

You can boil and simmer it with cal (calcium hydroxide) to make nixtamal, aka hominy, then grind it to make wet masa…which I’ve now done thrice, to the point I’ve got the timing down to get sticky, workable dough.

So I’ve got about a pound apiece of blue and yellow masa, and now I’m tinkering with pressing tortillas (with various hard, flat objects, lacking a proper press) and getting decent results.

The mid-term objective is getting to point where I can do tacos de canasta, because after having them in CDMX I have a hankering. The endgame is stuffs like tlayudas and the (vast) tamale family.

But right now I’m just chuffed that I made traditional masa that’s almost exactly like the kind I handled out in a shack in Tlaxcala.

I always wanted to make homemade tamales until I saw how you make homemade tamales and then I’d go do takeout. Waaaaay too much work.

Note I can only eat the inside which isn’ta tamales. 😕

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:45:28pm

re: #140 Decatur Deb

You trying to make corn diamonds?

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:46:13pm

re: #252 teleskiguy

My favorite rock ‘n’ roll touring circus is in D.C. tonight, they’re dressed up as cops and the first song of the concert is Synchronicity II, first time they’ve ever played that song.

Sure enough, the Halloween theme was The Police. Lots of debut songs.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:48:10pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:48:29pm

re: #142 The Ghost of a Flea

You trying to make corn diamonds?

Still trying to tame Publix pizza dough. That shit is some kind of space-age polymer.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:49:38pm

The bottom circled area is the subjects name on what appears to be a fingerprint card (with one imprint)
As it’s kind of hard to make out easily I’ll help y’all out
‘Baghdadi, Abu-Bakr (Deceased)’

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Chrysicat  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:50:49pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:50:58pm

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I may feel the same way here in a few months.

But I love trying.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:51:22pm

re: #103 jaunte

I’d say it’s a combination of #2 and #3. Trump might well be expecting that he’s going to be indicted by the NY AG for tax fraud and he’s hoping that by moving to Florida, he can fight extradition by claiming he’s a Florida resident (using Mar-a-Lago as his personal residence) and because FL does shelter real estate during bankruptcy (I recall hearing about that years and years ago on 60 Minutes), he’d try to take advantage of that if or when he files for bankruptcy in the not too distant future.

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teleskiguy  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:54:39pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 31, 2019 • 8:59:13pm

re: #149 Dr Lizardo

I’d say it’s a combination of #2 and #3. Trump might well be expecting that he’s going to be indicted by the NY AG for tax fraud and he’s hoping that by moving to Florida, he can fight extradition by claiming he’s a Florida resident (using Mar-a-Lago as his personal residence) and because FL does shelter real estateduring bankruptcy (I recall hearing about that years and years ago on 60 Minutes), he’d try to take advantage of that if or when he files for bankruptcy in the not too distant future.

Everyone is overthinking this shit, it’s all about Florida in 2020. He knows he’s never going to win NY and he absolutely cannot lose Florida.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:00:49pm

re: #150 teleskiguy

Downstairs
re: #218 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:01:52pm

Nancy Pelosi on now with Colbert.

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gocart mozart  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:03:05pm
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Belafon  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:03:34pm

re: #151 goddamnedfrank

Everyone is overthinking this shit, it’s all about Florida in 2020. He knows he’s never going to win NY and he absolutely cannot lose Florida.

Exactly my thought.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:09:40pm

re: #153 jaunte

Nancy Pelosi on now with Colbert.

Thank you for reminding me! Had forgotten!

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:10:47pm

re: #151 goddamnedfrank

Everyone is overthinking this shit, it’s all about Florida in 2020. He knows he’s never going to win NY and he absolutely cannot lose Florida.

That very well could be, but with Trump, I’ve come to expect him pursuing some other shady angle. It’s how he operates.

But you’re right, he simply cannot afford to lose FL. If he loses FL next November, he’s pretty much toast and I’m sure he knows it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:11:53pm

re: #154 gocart mozart

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Who is this racist imbecile? Knowing several MAGAts, this doesn’t surprise me at all.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:13:04pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:25:00pm

What Hawaii thinks of Gabbard. thread

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:28:37pm

re: #151 goddamnedfrank

Everyone is overthinking this shit, it’s all about Florida in 2020. He knows he’s never going to win NY and he absolutely cannot lose Florida.

People are nice to him at Mar a Lago and Florida pols kiss his ass.

It’s that basic.

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BeachDem  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:40:55pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:54:33pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:56:22pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2019 • 9:57:44pm

Well, Halloween is over.

The East was hit by a fast moving cold front Thursday evening. The leading edge had a major gust front with high winds, heavy rain and torndo warnings. In the DC area it hit the western ‘burbs around 8pm. Since it had been forecast early and heavily broadcast, the kids started around 5pm and by 7:30 the neighborhood was deserted.

I passed out the usual 50 or so full size kitkats, about 2/3rds to the kids and 1/3rd to their adults who waited for them in the street rather than coming to door. I did have one child who came with a large group who left with the first half the kids, but before I had a chance to give him a kitkat. Amazing how many kids who are so overstimulated that they cannot focus. But I guess that is one of the points of the holiday.

And of course, I have had a ‘few’. Let me say that I do not recommend Katkat bars as a pre-dinner appetizer. Don’t ask me how I reached this conclusion.

The front passed by within an hour. And with it, the rain. But it is still gusty and the temperature is dropping from the mid-70s into the 40s.

Happy Halloween all! Y Dia de Muertos

For visuals I prefer the Aguilar version. For the actual singing, I prefer the Tish Hinojosa version.

Angela Aguilar - La Llorona - Video Oficial

Angela Aguilar - La Llorona - Video Oficial

Now back to the scary and creepy current administration.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:00:35pm

It was very cold here today, about 37 degrees, so Trick or Treating was postponed until Saturday.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:04:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:05:10pm

re: #165 ckkatz

Well, Halloween is over.

The East was hit by a fast moving cold front Thursday evening. The leading edge had a major gust front with high winds, heavy rain and torndo warnings. In the DC area it hit the western ‘burbs around 8pm. Since it had been forecast early and heavily broadcast, the kids started around 5pm and by 7:30 the neighborhood was deserted.

I passed out the usual 50 or so full size kitkats, about 2/3rds to the kids and 1/3rd to their adults who waited for them in the street rather than coming to door. I did have one child who came with a large group who left with the first half the kids, but before I had a chance to give him a kitkat. Amazing how many kids who are so overstimulated that they cannot focus. But I guess that is one of the points of the holiday.

And of course, I have had a ‘few’. Let me say that I do not recommend Katkat bars as a pre-dinner appetizer. Don’t ask me how I reached this conclusion.

The front passed by within an hour. And with it, the rain. But it is still gusty and the temperature is dropping from the mid-70s into the 40s.

Happy Halloween all! Y Dia de Muertos

For visuals I prefer the Aguilar version. For the actual singing, I prefer the Tish Hinojosa version.

Angela Aguilar - La Llorona - Video Oficial

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Now back to the scary and creepy current administration.

Yeah quite windy tonight. Power even briefly went out here. It’s still windy here in Western Loudoun. I stumbled on a new Irish folk group called Ye Vagabonds. I find I like folk and roots music as I get older. It has a simple honesty I really like. I find if lyrics are too abstract, I get distracted trying to understand that and I can’t focus on the instrumentation as much.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:08:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:09:32pm

re: #167 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Once again, explain why it’s okay to extort a country in return for investigating a domestic rival. Foreign governments don’t exist for Don Trumpione to extort to investigate his rivals. Rand is showing why he’s truly a pathetic hack. Maybe we should get a foreign government to investigate his medical practice and see how he feels.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:11:21pm

re: #169 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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That’s how I feel about all these stories. I’m glad to see that strangers care about strangers that way but yes we should be outraged that this persists.

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jaunte  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:13:23pm

re: #167 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I know I should be cynical and knowing by this time, but the constant, calculating cynicism of Republican politicians still manages to shock me.

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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:16:04pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

Yeah quite windy tonight. Power even briefly went out here. It’s still windy here in Western Loudoun. I stumbled on a new Irish folk group called Ye Vagabonds. I find I like folk and roots music as I get older. It has a simple honesty I really like. I find if lyrics are too abstract, I get distracted trying to understand that and I can’t focus on the instrumentation as much.

Yes, I was very fortunate that my neighborhood did not lose power this time. And, as far as I can tell, no major trees went down either.

Your mention of ‘Ye Vagabonds’ got me curious, so I am currently on YouTube listening to their “Lowlands of Holland” video. I used to listen to the SteelEye Span version when it first came out.

There is an amazing amount of musical talent out there!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:18:06pm

Another educational Teri Kanefield thread.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:19:27pm

re: #173 ckkatz

Yes, I was very fortunate that my neighborhood did not lose power this time. And, as far as I can tell, no major trees went down either.

Your mention of ‘Ye Vagabonds’ got me curious, so I am currently on YouTube listening to their “Lowlands of Holland” video. I used to listen to the SteelEye Span version when it first came out.

There is an amazing amount of musical talent out there!

There really is so much good tunes out there. I recently got my parents set up with Spotify. It’s revolutionized how my Dad listens to music and has my Mom listening to more than she ever has.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:28:54pm

re: #166 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It was very cold here today, about 37 degrees, so Trick or Treating was postponed until Saturday.

30 degrees here with a modest accumulation of snow. My sister wasn’t returning home till after 7Pm, so I sat at their house and distributed candy for them, since no children visit my retirement community. Despite the less than ideal weather, there were about 50 visitors and each child could take 2 sweets — there was an assortment of Kit Kats, Pretzels, Twizzlers, and several others for selection. One child walked part way up the driveway by herself and then retreated. I opened the front door and heard her exclaim she was terrified and wanted others to join her before coming back. The skeletons with flashing eyes and the talking pumpkin may have been a little overwhelming for her.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:30:41pm
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TedStriker  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:40:25pm

re: #162 BeachDem

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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:45:37pm

re: #174 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yes, there are those claiming that a minority party can rule successfully in America. These are folks like the 30% authoritarians; The III%ers founding (and disproven) myth; Mitt Romney’s ‘47%’. And of course folks like those in Georgia who are systematically disenfranchising significant sections of the population.

As long as democracy and strong Constitutional institutions are maintained, I suspect that will be unlikely.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 31, 2019 • 10:55:09pm

re: #179 ckkatz

Yes, there are those claiming that a minority party can rule successfully in America. These are folks like the 30% authoritarians; The III%ers founding (and disproven) myth; Mitt Romney’s ‘47%’. And of course folks like those in Georgia who are systematically disenfranchising significant sections of the population.

As long as democracy and strong Constitutional institutions are maintained, I suspect that will be unlikely.

Except the GOP pulled it off in 2016, winning control of Congress and the Presidency with 46% of the vote.

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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2019 • 11:06:22pm

I agree that the Republicans got fewer popular votes. And that they got the majority of the electoral votes. And that there are, at least to me, a lot of questions on how much help they got in their election efforts.

I am not sure that they are currently governing successfully. Although, I can see the argument that they could view it that way, if the only metrics they care about are shifting the country’s wealth to a few ultra rich, and appointing lots of Federal judges.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 31, 2019 • 11:13:06pm
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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2019 • 11:13:16pm

I do agree that there needs to be a discussion on how to handle those who would destroy the Constitution and rule of law in order to seize and maintain power. And how to handle them with in the confines of the Constitution and law.

From the Man for All Seasons:

“William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!”

Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?”

William Roper: “Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!”

Sir Thomas More: “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ‘round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”

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ckkatz  Oct 31, 2019 • 11:36:01pm

The mentions on musical talent reminded me of Eva Cassidy, a local to DC musician who passed away in the 1990’s just as she was gaining notice.

Eva Cassidy - Wade in the Water

Eva Cassidy - Wade in the Water

Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold

Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold

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fern01  Oct 31, 2019 • 11:40:16pm

re: #62 Ace Rothstein

Ultimately, he said he would not have done anything illegal on a call made from the White House with so many people listening in.

Problem was - he had no idea that people were listening in. He has no idea as to what happens in the White House other than what he himself does - and even then he is not too sure.

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Dread Pirate  Oct 31, 2019 • 11:41:07pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:07:00am

re: #101 goddamnedfrank

Last year or so when I had plantar fasciitis this helped.

I’m also a big fan of rowing machines, low impact way to work out a ton of muscle groups that get used all the time.

One last thing … do planks.

Do.fucking.planks.

Once … a … motherfucking … day … do one motherfucking.elbow.plank.

For …as … long …as.you.goddamned.can

I’m up to six minutes

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:16:49am

re: #187 goddamnedfrank

One last thing … do planks.

Do.fucking.planks.

Once … a … motherfucking … day … do one motherfucking.elbow.plank.

For …as … long … as ….you … goddamned … can

I’m up to six minutes

Yes, it hurts.

Yes, sometimes shit cracks.

Keep at it anyways, it’s good for core strength, massively better for you than sit ups or crunches and there are no other buts just do one goddamned plank per day with some realistic cardio and most importantly try not to be too hard on yourselves you fucking fucks!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:36:00am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:56:15am

I hate it when it gets cold:

Yeah, I know, many of you live in places where it is colder. But the relative humidity yesterday got down to 5%, which is pretty damn low. The RH is so low that the dew point is below zero (F) even though the mid day temps were comfortable for humans.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 1, 2019 • 1:21:58am

Sigh… I come across Facebook posts that confirm my fears, that Never-Trumpers aren’t really learning anything from the experience.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2019 • 1:40:11am

re: #192 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Boris is learning the hard lesson that Donnie is not a trustworthy ally:

No10 hits back at Donald Trump after claim Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal blocks UK-US trade

Boris Johnson’s fury as Donald Trump wades into election to back Nigel Farage and urge the two to do a pact while criticising the PM’s Brexit deal for making US-UK trade deal ‘difficult’

Trump only likes “winners” and that’s what he sees Farage as being, a “winner” who is going to potentially steal the election away from Boris. And he sees Boris as a “loser” because he made all those grandiose promises about being “dead in a ditch” and willing to go to jail over ensuring Brexit happened today, only to acquiesce to the minority party’s demands at the 11th hour.

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fern01  Nov 1, 2019 • 1:44:58am

re: #138 I Would Prefer Not To

from the NY Times, but I’m not reading it

Paula White, Trump’s Personal Pastor, Joins the White House

nytimes.com

People who wouldn’t know one end of the Bible from the other - who haven’t been to Church since forever get a personal pastor - mmmm - guess he’ll need one in prison.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 1, 2019 • 2:21:36am
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John Hughes  Nov 1, 2019 • 3:13:20am

re: #87 Charles Johnson

If corporate America is going to foist a Halloween holiday on us, the least they could do is make it a 3- or 4-day weekend. But no.

Advantage of being in a mostly Catholic country — we get Toussaint off, so it’s a 3 day weekend here in France.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 1, 2019 • 3:30:05am
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John Hughes  Nov 1, 2019 • 3:31:03am

re: #110 stpaulbear

How high above current sea level is Mar-a-lago?

About 3 feet.

independent.co.uk

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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:00:48am

Morning all

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:03:28am

re: #199 Dave In Austin

Morning all

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Narrator: It in fact was the total opposite.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:25:14am

re: #187 goddamnedfrank

One last thing … do planks.

Do.fucking.planks.

Once … a … motherfucking … day … do one motherfucking.elbow.plank.

For …as … long …as.you.goddamned.can

I’m up to six minutes

th ats gonna help my foot? ;-)

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:26:21am

re: #199 Dave In Austin

Morning all

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Not even Faux polls or Rasmussen back that shit up.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:29:12am

re: #202 Targetpractice

Mormon culture at work here.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:30:11am

23 deg. Here In CenTex this morning

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:32:22am

re: #204 Dave In Austin

23 deg. Here In CenTex this morning

78 heading to 90
30 mi south of griftalago
(sorry. it’s why we live here)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:33:07am

re: #203 Dave In Austin

Mormon culture at work here.

Hell though. Ronna’s own uncle isn’t buying the Trump is innocent bs. The pathetic truth is this. They have no defense. They just want to delegitimize the investigation and make Trump a martyr.

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steve_davis  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:33:57am

re: #45 Barefoot Grin

I get their catalog each month. Not sure why.

I get it for the articles.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:38:23am

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:40:50am

re: #206 HappyWarrior

Hell though. Ronna’s own uncle isn’t buying the Trump is innocent bs. The pathetic truth is this. They have no defense. They just want to delegitimize the investigation and make Trump a martyr.

which would only make sense if the actual jury wasn’t doing the delegitimizing.

they still have to vote
it’s all anyone will remember

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steve_davis  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:42:00am

re: #90 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

been sleeping in one of these for the past few weeks

not a joy

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had to take a break from running

these things really helped: amazon.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:42:01am

re: #209 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc)

which would only make sense if the actual jury wasn’t doing the delegitimizing.

they still have to vote
it’s all anyone will remember

Yep see Rand Paul’s latest nonsense.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:45:28am

re: #181 ckkatz

I agree that the Republicans got fewer popular votes. And that they got the majority of the electoral votes. And that there are, at least to me, a lot of questions on how much help they got in their election efforts.

I am not sure that they are currently governing successfully. Although, I can see the argument that they could view it that way, if the only metrics they care about are shifting the country’s wealth to a few ultra rich, and appointing lots of Federal judges.

And those are, in fact, the only metrics they care about.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:57:52am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Trump must think that NY is going to move on his ass like a bitch because he’s filed papers to move to Florida - corruptalago being his ultimate destination.

He must think that moving will somehow prevent NY from going after him.

That’s not how it works though. NY can continue to investigate on the tax filings they have and can continue to investigate further, even when he moves out of the state. That’s what he fears most - being outed as a sham and scam.

Recall too that he sought to claim a STAR tax rebate from NY despite being ineligible for it. The rebate is only available to those making less than $500,000 a year and his FEC filing claimed he made $362 million. A billionaire would not be entitled to it. To claim the STAR break, he’d have to have made Trump Tower his primary residence.

$302 seems like a pittance to you and me, but it indicates that whoever put together his taxes had a different take on his income than the FEC filings. It’s also the tip of the iceberg as all his small businesses and close corps all inure benefits to him personally and directly, and he repeatedly moves money around from one to the other to keep them all afloat as he is notably highly leveraged and infamously incapable of getting US banks to lend to him and Deutsche Bank has been a major lender despite warning signs that they too shouldn’t be doing business with him.

But unlike someone who has little or no income - like folks in the lower class, Trump can get banks to do his bidding. If you owe the bank $100, the bank owns you.

If you owe the bank $1 billion, you own the bank.

And all this is just a backdrop to the fact that Trump’s in the next phase of impeachment, and all he can do is pound on the table and rant incoherently (or more incoherently than usual) with the rest of the GOP following along.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:01:20am

Interesting article on the Senate races. Even if the Democrats win the presidency, if they are going to pass any legislation at all (and we are really only talking about two reconciliation bills here) they must win control of the Senate.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:03:14am

re: #210 steve_davis

these things really helped: amazon.com

thx

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:03:34am

re: #214 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Interesting article on the Senate races. Even if the Democrats win the presidency, if they are going to pass any legislation at all (and we are really only talking about two reconciliation bills here) they must win control of the Senate.

The Senate is essential. It’ll be a nice bonus if McGrath puts McConnell out of a job.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:19:57am
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:22:04am

Four Pinocchios.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:22:32am
“On the same day when congressional Democrats took their first formal vote on the impeachment inquiry, Pete Buttigieg, told the Boston Globe that there would be ‘a lot of benefit’ for the country if President Trump had a ‘thumping defeat’ in the 2020 elections instead of being removed from office.”

mayor pete, and anyone else who thinks an election not an impeachment is the way to go is just plain wrong

impeachment (99%+ its happening) and removal (if only) followed by a ‘thumping defeat’ of whoever is the R nominee would be ‘a lot of benefit’ for the country

it’s additive - not a zero sum game where thumping defeat goes up if impeachment / removal goes down

and we can do it all

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:27:42am

re: #41 makeitstop

If, in 2011, there was proof that President Obama told the President of Croatia to dig up dirt on Mitt Romney, and if Obama actually held up US military aid until Croatia agreed to dig up the dirt, every Republican in the House would have voted to open impeachment proceedings.

just needs a bit of fine tuning:

In 2011, there was proof that President Obama told the President of Croatia to dig up dirt on Mitt Romney, and …Obama actually held up US military aid until Croatia agreed to dig up the dirt. Every Republican in the House should have voted to open impeachment proceedings.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:30:00am

re: #61 The Pie Overlord!

If Trump is impeached & removed, Pence becomes POTUS. That is not undoing the election. How are people so ignorant of the Constitution allowed to be in Congress?

“Dems trying to overturn the election results” is just one of the Talking Points they are expected to spout in lieu of any viable defense of Trump’s actions.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:30:55am
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:31:17am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:32:31am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:34:03am

re: #219 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Removal won’t happen unless the Christians become Christians of moral conviction. We all know that’s not happening.

BUT……. A “conviction” above 50% will leave an indelible mark that can’t be erased. I’m fine with that as well.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:34:51am

re: #191 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Sigh… I come across Facebook posts that confirm my fears, that Never-Trumpers aren’t really learning anything from the experience.

They never will. You cannot fix willful ignorance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:36:30am

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Tulsi Gabbard fails to qualify for key Iowa campaign event

How could they do that to a US SENATOR?!?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:42:04am

re: #184 ckkatz

Best “Fields of Gold” version.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:43:26am

It’d be funny listening to Republicans whine about fairness if they weren’t the party of ruthless political nihilism and if their actions hadn’t led to the nearly unbridgeable divide they’ve opened through disavowal of facts and expertise.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:47:44am

re: #222 Patricia Kayden

It’s basically and I say this as a white guy. White guys versus everyone else.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:49:18am

re: #230 HappyWarrior

It’s basically and I say this as a white guy. White guys versus everyone else.

Even if many of them actually agree, they have an image to uphold…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:54:19am

Anyone post this yet?

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jeffreyw  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:57:13am

Cuthbert J. Twillie sends his regards

Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:58:48am

re: #232 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Anyone post this yet?

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Saw it last night. It’s spot on.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:59:19am

I see this residence change thing as a capitulation. He now knows that the town he’s always considered himself the king of wants nothing more to do with him. It’s a retreat to a safe space, a place where he’s still the king.

Whatever legal dodge he hopes to accomplish with this move (and it’s Trump so it’s safe to assume there’s a dodge of some sort), the subtext is clear. Despite the Twitter bluster, he’s in retreat.

That World Series game shook the fuck out of him.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 5:59:53am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even if many of them actually agree, they have an image to uphold…

I have no idea. I think Trump is the ultimate expression of what they disparage as identity politics though.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:03:09am

re: #217 Dave In Austin

They got induction to workk efficiently?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:03:17am

re: #235 makeitstop

I see this residence change thing as a capitulation. He now knows that the town he’s always considered himself the king of wants nothing more to do with him. It’s a retreat to a safe space, a place where he’s still the king.

Whatever legal dodge he hopes to accomplish with this move (and it’s Trump so it’s safe to assume there’s a dodge of some sort), the subtext is clear. Despite the Twitter bluster, he’s in retreat.

That World Series game shook the fuck out of him.

I think so too.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:05:02am

re: #221 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Dems trying to overturn the election results” is just one of the Talking Points they are expected to spout in lieu of any viable defense of Trump’s actions.

This is going to be a main theme going forward “no defense of his actions”

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:05:11am

re: #235 makeitstop

I see this residence change thing as a capitulation. He now knows that the town he’s always considered himself the king of wants nothing more to do with him. It’s a retreat to a safe space, a place where he’s still the king.

Whatever legal dodge he hopes to accomplish with this move (and it’s Trump so it’s safe to assume there’s a dodge of some sort), the subtext is clear. Despite the Twitter bluster, he’s in retreat.

That World Series game shook the fuck out of him.

Yep, and his unshakable hold on popularity within the GOP overall is slipping.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:06:36am

re: #225 Dave In Austin

Removal won’t happen unless the Christians become Christians of moral conviction. We all know that’s not happening.

BUT……. A “conviction” above 50% will leave an indelible mark that can’t be erased. I’m fine with that as well.

Yup

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:08:40am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Saw it last night. It’s spot on.

I wonder if it’s the same people all the way through

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:12:30am

re: #214 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Interesting article on the Senate races. Even if the Democrats win the presidency, if they are going to pass any legislation at all (and we are really only talking about two reconciliation bills here) they must win control of the Senate.

Because in the US system, the Senate Majority Leader is the dictator of America.

Theoretically, of course, he would be answerable to his electorate, much as the Senate as a whole might be. But the Senate is heavily rigged to favour rural white people, by design, and the US press simply refuses to call attention to massive dereliction of duty by a white male Republican.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:17:08am

Exposed in 1 day for what it actually is…bribery

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:21:33am

Nancy Pelosi on Colbert can be found here

It’s good. Colbert interviews her for 17 minutes or so.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:24:05am

Wow! They actually pulled it off: New Yorkers have managed to run Trump out of town, the whole state in fact. Now if the other 49 states (plus DC and the territories) will follow suit he will self-deport completely. His dacha awaits!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:26:17am

re: #242 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

I wonder if it’s the same people all the way through

Usually I think.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:30:06am

GOP nostalgia for the Nixon imperial presidency.
“If the president does it, it’s not a crime.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:30:08am

Dear TCM:

You just lost me as a viewer.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:30:51am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:32:20am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

With friends like that….

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:33:58am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dear TCM:

You just lost me as a viewer.

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Pass.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:35:51am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dear TCM:

You just lost me as a viewer.

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Dennis Miller and Jay Leno—what a laugh-fest. ///

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b.d. (Where is Rudy?)  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:37:31am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dear TCM:

You just lost me as a viewer.

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It is only a 4 episode, one month long run? lol, how many friends do you think Dennis Miller has?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:40:03am

Every one of these is funny. And it is all on one page…no click, click, click bait.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:48:33am

re: #253 Barefoot Grin

Dennis Miller and Jay Leno—what a laugh-fest. ///

Yeah. One Republican to another in a Trump asskissing contest..,

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:52:16am

re: #256 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yeah. One Republican to another in a Trump asskissing contest..,

Add Mark Levin and it would be the event horizon of whininess.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:52:48am

re: #236 HappyWarrior

I have no idea. I think Trump is the ultimate expression of what they disparage as identity politics though.

It’s okay if you are White.

These are people who disparage the loss of White Protestant America, or at least their rose-tinted memories of what they though it to be: small towns, nickel Cokes, picket fences and hard-working nuclear single-breadwinner families…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:53:33am

re: #240 Barefoot Grin

18% of Republicans say Congrese should impeach Trump and remove him from the presidency

In other words, “human scum” who deserve to “die like dogs”…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:54:33am

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Teukka  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:55:28am

re: #255 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Every one of these is funny. And it is all on one page…no click, click, click bait.

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More stuff like it in the subreddit: reddit.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:55:53am

re: #258 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s okay if you are White.

These are people who disparage the loss of White Protestant America, or at least their rose-tinted memories of what they though it to be: small towns, nickel Cokes, picket fences and hard-working nuclear single-breadwinner families…

And colored folk knew their place…

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:56:36am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:57:32am

re: #262 Joe Bacon 🌹

And colored folk knew their place…

Yep. And gay people stayed in their closets.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:57:36am
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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:59:34am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:00:18am

re: #255 Yeah Sure WhatEVsarticl

Every one of these is funny. And it is all on one page…no click, click, click bait.

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That twitter thread…the responses…lots of dudes upset by supposed feminism in the article, because, sure, why not? Also, poor conservatives.

Here’s an idea…don’t be a dumbass, no matter what your gender, political bend, what have you.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:00:53am

re: #262 Joe Bacon 🌹

And colored folk knew their place…

And women. And those damn kids.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:01:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:01:46am

re: #262 Joe Bacon 🌹

And colored folk knew their place…

on the other side of the tracks, in menial jobs and in “separate-but-equal” schools

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:04:58am

They can’t win unless we fail to show up.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:11:09am

re: #267 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

articl

That twitter thread…the responses…lots of dudes upset by supposed feminism in the article, because, sure, why not? Also, poor conservatives.

Here’s an idea…don’t be a dumbass, no matter what your gender, political bend, what have you.

Some of these are just funny. The Matilda one for instance. I’ve always felt a neat little kinship with Mara Wilson since we’re the exact same age (same birthday and year). She just seems cool and a friend of mine has met her and confirmed that.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:17:36am

re: #271 jaunte

Good. This bullshit also needs to be in campaign ads.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:18:30am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:20:20am

re: #237 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

They got induction to workk efficiently?

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Total transference

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:20:43am

re: #274 Dave In Austin

A hack as opposed to Bill’s idea of a journalist like Lumpy Hanni ywho would if he could ask Trump what his favorite hamburger condiment was.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:25:53am
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:28:55am

I found this at Kevin Kruse’s twitter feed, and, as he notes—there’s quite the twist at the end:

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:43:02am

Just to let you know, Congresswoman Tlaib wrote a diary about her vote for impeachment: dailykos.com.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:54:27am

re: #188 goddamnedfrank

Yes, it hurts.

Yes, sometimes shit cracks.

Keep at it anyways, it’s good for core strength, massively better for you than sit ups or crunches and there are no other buts just do one goddamned plank per day with some realistic cardio and most importantly try not to be too hard on yourselves you fucking fucks!

Now that’s some god damn good motherfucking life coaching!

(Are you allowed to rest on elbows or are you supposed to lift/hold your body horizontal with just back and shoulder muscles?)

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Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:04:06am

My niece was challenged to do a Halloween costume as a Horseshoe Crab.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:06:17am

I’m listening to Lawfare Blog’s “The Report” podcast’s final episode on Michael Cohen. It would be good to remind the American people of how much fuckery was going on.

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Disloyal Archangel  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:07:07am

Good morning folks, here’s a little gem for a good laugh:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:09:25am

re: #284 Disloyal Archangel

CAPTION THIS? .

The Well-Regulated Militia

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:10:09am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

The Senate is essential. It’ll be a nice bonus if McGrath puts McConnell out of a job.

If McConnell loses, I seriously don’t know if I could responsibly handle my joy and excitement and shadenfreude etc.
Good thing I’m irresponsible.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:14:07am

re: #282 Feline Fearless Leader

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My niece was challenged to do a Halloween costume as a Horseshoe Crab.

I remember one summer when I went ot the beach, they were everywhere. Never saw anything like it before or since. They’re fascinating creatures.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:15:01am

re: #286 Jebediah, RBG

If McConnell loses, I seriously don’t know if I could responsibly handle my joy and excitement and shadenfreude etc.
Good thing I’m irresponsible.

I really think it could happen. But I’ll leave it to BWS, Cobb, Smith, and any other our other Bluegrass State based Lizards to janalyze more than me.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:19:04am

re: #283 Barefoot Grin

I’m listening to Lawfare Blog’s “The Report” podcast’s final episode on Michael Cohen. It would be good to remind the American people of how much fuckery was going on.

Reminder:

Trump is an unindicted coconspirator on the felony charges that sent Cohen to prison.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:20:39am

re: #289 lawhawk

Reminder:

Trump is an unindicted coconspirator on the felony charges that sent Cohen to prison.

Ukraine really is the tip of the iceberg. Trump and his family have been doing criminally shady shit for years. I hope it catches up with every last one of em.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:22:48am

Thread…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:25:34am

re: #271 jaunte

They can’t win unless we fail to show up.

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when dems vote dems win
when dems show up dems win

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Disloyal Archangel  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:31:22am
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Interesting Times  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:31:33am

OMG how did I miss this:

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:31:38am

re: #291 makeitstop

when / if this happens, the question for the court will be how much of grift-a-lago is his ‘home’. it aint the entire moated in thing

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:34:52am

re: #201 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

th ats gonna help my foot? ;-)

got it, now that ive seen pics
yes, it is gonna help the arches

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:36:49am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:37:14am

re: #293 Disloyal Archangel

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As the child of a service person, I could not agree more. Service people interact with people of all backgrounds on a daily basis. Big businessmen do not.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:38:17am

re: #289 lawhawk

Reminder:

Trump is an unindicted coconspirator on the felony charges that sent Cohen to prison.

I am far more concerned about his FP crimes: Congress needs to get the “transcripts” of his calls with Putin, Erdogan, and MBS, as well as the official conversation with Zelensky. Too many of his domestic misdeeds are standard Republican policy, including despoiling our environment and depriving people of health care. These can only be addressed by purging Republicans from Congress and the Senate and (ultimately) the courts.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:38:39am

re: #297 Patricia Kayden

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Why do wingnuts think this “lesson” is new or somehow profound. And tbh Rag’s right, it’s already “wealth distribution” when it comes down to it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:39:34am

I wanted to comment on the thing upthread where the one lady paid for the groceries for the mom that had five kids that was removing things from her cart because she couldn’t afford it and how we should be outraged that this kind of stuff happens every day in “The richest country in the world”.

That’s absolutely right.

We should be outraged.

But here’s the real problem: Although we are the richest country in the world, that wealth is primarily gobbled up by a small cadre of super rich and the remaining scraps tossed to the rest of us.

This isn’t just an opinion. The United States has the HIGHEST income inequality of almost any developed nation. Most of the countries who rank higher than us on the inequality list are corrupt as fuck South American countries or corrupt as fuck African countries.

The wealth disparity should be glaringly obvious to all of us: We have one class of people who can afford to drop $112 000 on an advent calendar, $425 for of designer jeans made to look like they are already dirty and $57 for a fancy bottle of Chilean water while the rest of us just hope that we can scrape together enough cash to get what we need at Wal-Mart and Dollar General to have food for the week, while at the same time hoping our cars last another two weeks without breaking down.

America is an awesome place if you have a shit ton of money.

If you don’t, well…you end up like the rest of us: Just fighting to get by day by day, while other developed nations look on in shock, wondering: “What the fuck is wrong with you people?”

But because we’re the self proclaimed “Greatest Nation in the World”, this massive disparity is little more than the cost of being awesome and kicking everyone else ass.

At least, that’s how some Americans see it.

The rest us of fight on for change, while worrying at the same time that it may never come.

This is not the kind of nation our Founders had in mind.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:40:40am

re: #299 Hecuba’s daughter

I am far more concerned about his FP crimes: Congress needs to get the “transcripts” of his calls with Putin, Erdogan, and MBS, as well as the official conversation with Zelensky. Too many of his domestic misdeeds are standard Republican policy, including despoiling our environment and depriving people of health care. These can only be addressed by purging Republicans from Congress and the Senate and (ultimately) the courts.

New York can charge him with his domestic crimes after he’s impeached, hopefully removed or defeated.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:42:46am

re: #297 Patricia Kayden

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Fredo Jr used that ‘joke’ last year. Wasn’t funny then, either.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:43:45am

re: #298 HappyWarrior

As the child of a service person, I could not agree more. Service people interact with people of all backgrounds on a daily basis. Big businessmen do not.

Same thing with idiots fresh out of business school that get promoted into management while having never been on the front lines at all. There’s reason those of us who HAVE worked our way up can’t fucking stand people like that.

I used to work for a guy who falls into this mold He adamantly REFUSED to help us front line service people with ANYTHING. He felt such work was beneath him. You don’t know how badly I wanted to kick him in the nuts the day I quit that job.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:44:10am

re: #303 makeitstop

Fredo Jr used that ‘joke’ last year. Wasn’t funny then, either.

Its staler than the donuts at an affirmative action bake sale held by Clinton era College Republicans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:44:52am

re: #301 Eclectic Cyborg

I wanted to comment on the thing upthread where the one lady paid for the groceries for the mom that had five kids that was removing things from her cart because she couldn’t afford it and how we should be outraged that this kind of stuff happens every day in “The richest country in the world”.

That’s absolutely right.

We should be outraged.

But here’s the real problem: Although we are the richest country in the world, the problem is that wealth is primarily gobbled up by a small cadre of super rich and the remaining scraps tossed to the rest of us.

We also equate capital with private property.

It is to an extent, but the nature of our legislation regulating limited-liability corporations makes a clear distinction between capital and property.

They were designed to protect and encourage investors by removing the risk of them losing more than they had invested. But it also encourages them to suck as much profit out of the corporations (euphemistically called “increasing shareholder value”) and passing the moral risk of bankruptcy onto the taxpayers and creditors.

I will never forgive Romney for his “Corporations are people!” remark, he should know that although corporations can be legal persons in lawsuits, they exist only because we have created a body of legislation and regulations that allow them to, which is not the case with flesh-and-blood human beings.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:46:49am

re: #304 Eclectic Cyborg

Same thing with idiots fresh out of business school that get promoted into management while having never been on the front lines at all. There’s reason those of us who HAVE worked our way up can’t fucking stand people like that.

I used to work for a guy who falls into this mold He adamantly REFUSED to help us front line service people with ANYTHING. He felt such work was beneath him. You don’t know how badly I wanted to kick him in the nuts the day I quit that job.

Big businessmen like Trump and Romney know how to make money. They don’t know how to deal with people. That right there is why I’ll take a “career politician” over an “experienced businessman” everytime. So much of politics is understanding people and most businessmen that I see that enter politics don’t understand people. Even on the Democratic side, I feel that way, I’ll contrast my two senators and I’m sure my fellow Virginians will agree that when it comes to actually communicating with people that Tim Kaine is better than Senator Warner. I like Senator Warner but he’s got too much of the business guy mentality to me sometimes. Tomi thinks she’s being clever mocking AOC as a former bartender but she’s actually showing what a snob she really is.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:49:34am

And yes I agree it’s debatable that Trump even knows how to make money.

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Interesting Times  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:50:40am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

And yes I agree it’s debatable that Trump even knows how to make money.

He certainly knows how to con gullible people out of it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:53:46am

re: #309 Interesting Times

He certainly knows how to con gullible people out of it.

That he definitely does.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:55:16am

re: #301 Eclectic Cyborg

But here’s the real problem: Although we are the richest country in the world, that wealth is primarily gobbled up by a small cadre of super rich and the remaining scraps tossed to the rest of us.

This isn’t just an opinion. The United States has the HIGHEST income inequality of almost any developed nation. Most of the countries who rank higher than us on the inequality list are corrupt as fuck South American countries or corrupt as fuck African countries.


America is an awesome place if you have a shit ton of money.

If you don’t, well…you end up like the rest of us: Just fighting to get by day by day, while other developed nations look on in shock, wondering: “What the fuck is wrong with you people?”

But because we’re the self proclaimed “Greatest Nation in the World”, this massive disparity is little more than the cost of being awesome and kicking everyone else ass.

….
This is not the kind of nation our Founders had in mind.

Our Founders? The ones who enshrined slavery in the Constitution? Who did not permit women to vote? who limited the vote to property-owning males? Who designed a Senate that, in effect, allows 10% of the population to thwart the interests of the rest of the country? Those Founders? What they did give us was a Constitution that could be amended and eventually provide rights to a broader range of citizens. But the original Founders — not so much.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:02:36am

re: #302 HappyWarrior

New York can charge him with his domestic crimes after he’s impeached, hopefully removed or defeated.

he (or likely someone else) has something in mind about this moving to florida

smart people are having a hard time trying to figure out what the real motivation or benefit is/was

there’s a good chance it was as misguided a decision as so many other things he’s laid his hand on

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:03:38am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Big businessmen like Trump and Romney know how to make money. They don’t know how to deal with people. That right there is why I’ll take a “career politician” over an “experienced businessman” everytime. So much of politics is understanding people and most businessmen that I see that enter politics don’t understand people. Even on the Democratic side, I feel that way, I’ll contrast my two senators and I’m sure my fellow Virginians will agree that when it comes to actually communicating with people that Tim Kaine is better than Senator Warner. I like Senator Warner but he’s got too much of the business guy mentality to me sometimes. Tomi thinks she’s being clever mocking AOC as a former bartender but she’s actually showing what a snob she really is.

Romney definitely knows how to make money legally—- but not how to make it by producing any useful products or services that benefit average people. He is a vulture capitalist who is truly wealthy through harming other institutions and their employees.

OTOH it is possible that Trump has a negative net worth (or at least it was negative when he was elected) — but we are likely never to know.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:06:02am

re: #313 Hecuba’s daughter

Romney definitely knows how to make money legally—- but not how to make it by producing any useful products or services that benefit average people. He is a vulture capitalist who is truly wealthy through harming other institutions and their employees.

OTOH it is possible that Trump has a negative net worth (or at least it was negative when he was elected) — but we are likely never to know.

My point is that guys like that only care about their bottom line. Someone like a former service worker like AOC understands that your customer is more than just money. My cousin is a bartender. Goes out of his way to make people feel comfortable and is personable. Romney and Trump were only concerned about making a buck. The people that lost their jobs when Bain Capital did what it did meant nothing to Mitt. Their livelhoods meant nothing to him.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:21:07am

re: #297 Patricia Kayden

The Halloween Candy Lesson subset of conservatives being lousy parents.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:22:47am

re: #312 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

he (or likely someone else) has something in mind about this moving to florida

smart people are having a hard time trying to figure out what the real motivation or benefit is/was

there’s a good chance it was as misguided a decision as so many other things he’s laid his hand on

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

[ shudder ]

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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:23:45am

Wealth as an indicator of your worth as a human being is a huge problem. My one percenter sibling thinks anyone who isn’t rich is a failure as a human being. My brother-in-law and his wife have the same attitude. Dude and I are less than they are because we are part of the former middle class, struggling to pay our bills.

The only thing that matters is money. This attitude is one of the biggest problems we must deal with. How do we change it? Can we change it?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:24:59am

re: #315 jaunte

The Halloween Candy Lesson subset of conservatives being lousy parents.

everything is not politics nor a political metaphor
sometimes candy is just candy

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:26:31am

re: #316 makeitstop

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

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[ shudder ]

I can sort of see this angle but I still it’s probably money related. I may be wrong, but I suspect there’d be a fair number of Republicans who would’t be too cool with him making Ivanka VP, though I’m sure they’d try to sell it as a way of boosting the number of women who vote Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:27:05am

re: #318 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

everything is not politics nor a political metaphor
sometimes candy is just candy

Not all candy is created equal.

:P

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:27:10am

re: #316 makeitstop

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

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[ shudder ]

electoral-vote.com (my first stop every morning) covered this today:

A third possibility—and this is really a longshot—is that Trump plans to dump Mike Pence and replace him with a running mate from New York. The problems with this theory, even if we grant the jettisoning of Pence, is that there it’s hard to imagine what New Yorker would make sense on the ticket, as the GOP bench there is paper-thin. Further the rule against electors casting votes for both a president and a vice president from the elector’s home state would only matter if Trump and his New Yorker running mate won in New York, which is never going to happen. Still, we’re a full-service political analysis site, so we cover all the possibilities we can think of, regardless of how remote.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:27:32am

re: #316 makeitstop

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

[Embedded content]

[ shudder ]

Exactly what I was thinking! Or possibly, someone else who is a resident of New York — Don Jr? Jared? Guiliani?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:27:40am

re: #317 plansbandc

Wealth as an indicator of your worth as a human being is a huge problem. My one percenter sibling thinks anyone who isn’t rich is a failure as a human being. My brother-in-law and his wife have the same attitude. Dude and I are less than they are because we are part of the former middle class, struggling to pay our bills.

The only thing that matters is money. This attitude is one of the biggest problems we must deal with. How do we change it? Can we change it?

In an ideal world where your ambition, initiative and work ethic were clearly and directly reflected in your degree wealth, that might begin to make sense.

This is just residual Calvinism and a lot of people working hard to stuff that camel through the eye of a needle…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:27:58am

re: #316 makeitstop

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

[ shudder ]

I thought the residency restriction would only disqualify them from getting their home state’s EVs. Tehy’re not winning NY but maybe they’re delusional enough to think they can?

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:29:47am

re: #316 makeitstop

I’m trying to imagine Ivanka in a debate.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:32:16am

re: #325 jaunte

I’m trying to imagine Ivanka in a debate.

Comedy gold.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:33:36am
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:33:40am

re: #300 HappyWarrior

Why do wingnuts think this “lesson” is new or somehow profound. And tbh Rag’s right, it’s already “wealth distribution” when it comes down to it.

It’s been a wingnut talking point for decades.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:34:00am

re: #317 plansbandc

Wealth as an indicator of your worth as a human being is a huge problem. My one percenter sibling thinks anyone who isn’t rich is a failure as a human being. My brother-in-law and his wife have the same attitude. Dude and I are less than they are because we are part of the former middle class, struggling to pay our bills.

The only thing that matters is money. This attitude is one of the biggest problems we must deal with. How do we change it? Can we change it?

‘rich’ logic only works if we’re all running the same race - have the same goal, ie to be rich

if you dont know you’re in the race, don’t care, or don’t want what ‘the rich’ want, then it’s irrelevant as a measurement of anything

i know scads of people who decided that less stress, less money, and more time was the best cosmic choice for them

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:36:12am

re: #328 The Pie Overlord!

It’s been a wingnut talking point for decades.

As I said, staler than an affirmative action bake sale.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:36:13am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In an ideal world where your ambition, initiative and work ethic were clearly and directly reflected in your degree wealth, that might begin to make sense.

This is just residual Calvinism and a lot of people working hard to stuff that camel through the eye of a needle…

I disagree. I have no doubt that people like Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and Jack would qualify under those conditions. That ignores compassion and providing real help and benefits to those who are less fortunate — Or as said in Matthew 19:24 “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:36:50am

re: #325 jaunte

I’m trying to imagine Ivanka in a debate.

I tried imagining her Dad at a debate and it pretty much was what we saw. I’d love to see Ivanka respond to being called out on her shit though.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:37:41am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In an ideal world where your ambition, initiative and work ethic were clearly and directly reflected in your degree wealth, that might begin to make sense.

This is just residual Calvinism and a lot of people working hard to stuff that camel through the eye of a needle…

Not at all IMO. Thiel, Zuck, and friends got wealthy through other people. The whole one man building all his success alone is Libertarian Calvinist bullshit fan fiction.

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sagehen  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:38:26am

re: #327 jaunte

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In Mexico, it’s Dia de los Muertos.
In Spain, it’s Dia de los Defunctos.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:39:56am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

I can sort of see this angle but I still it’s probably money related. I may be wrong, but I suspect there’d be a fair number of Republicans who would’t be too cool with him making Ivanka VP, though I’m sure they’d try to sell it as a way of boosting the number of women who vote Trump.

Hey, it worked so well with Caribou Barbie

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:40:44am

re: #320 Eclectic Cyborg

Not all candy is created equal.

:P

Snickertarians seem to be ascendant this year.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:42:49am

re: #322 Hecuba’s daughter

Exactly what I was thinking! Or possibly, someone else who is a resident of New York — Don Jr? Jared? Guiliani?

Guiliani would be great. Their campaign headquarters could be a federal courtroom to save on travel time.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:49:01am

re: #326 makeitstop

Comedy gold.

Except Hillary trounced Trump in the debates and it didn’t matter one bit. Why would the VP debate matter? Qualye losing to Benson didn’t help MondaleDukakis (Fixed - thank HW).

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:53:31am

re: #338 lawhawk

Except Hillary trounced Trump in the debates and it didn’t matter one bit. Why would the VP debate matter? Qualye losing to Benson didn’t help Mondale.

Dukakis. Damage was already done beforehand but you’re right.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:00:58am

Republicans thought Trump won the debate against Hillary because he crept up behind her and loomed like a thug. That’s the debating they understand.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:02:40am

re: #331 Hecuba’s daughter

I disagree. I have no doubt that people like Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and Jack would qualify under those conditions. That ignores compassion and providing real help and benefits to those who are less fortunate — Or as said in Matthew 19:24 “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

It might begin to make sense. And yes, they are doing a lot of camel-stuffing.

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Cheechako  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:05:48am

re: #340 jaunte

That’s nothing new. During his last campaign he gave a “manly” handshake to his opponent (female, by the way) that caused visible bruising to her hand.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:07:15am

re: #316 makeitstop

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

[Embedded content]

[ shudder ]

O Flying Spaghetti Monster if it’s Trump and Rudy in 2020…

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:09:44am

re: #340 jaunte

Republicans thought Trump won the debate against Hillary because he crept up behind her and loomed like a thug. That’s the debating they understand.

As Barr and as Trump’s other lawyers have stated, a President is above the law. Technically, they cannot commit a crime because they determine what is legal — and as Nixon said, “Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:10:55am

Hard to imagine a bigger train wreck of a press secretary than Sarah Sammich, but here we are.

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Jay C  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:12:48am

re: #316 makeitstop

Greg Olear has a theory that nearly made me vomit. He thinks it has to do with residency restrictions for Pres and VP…

[Embedded content]

[ shudder ]

Dunno: this theory nearly made me LOL. So the theory is that The Orange Anus is going to push the RNC to dump Pence, and put Ivanka on the ticket for 2020 (presumably because she and Jared are still New Yorkers)?

Oh yeah, that’s going to win a lot of votes…

I’m still going to go with the “[probably-vain] attempt to avoid NYS liability/charges when he leaves office” scenario: it’s slightly more-believable than “Vanky Veep”…..

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:14:07am

The reason the Democrats will fail taking down Trump is because they will crack from the weight of their own immorality. - Limbaugh

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:16:28am

re: #344 Hecuba’s daughter

As Barr and as Trump’s other lawyers have stated, a President is above the law. Technically, they cannot commit a crime because they determine what is legal — and as Nixon said, “Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”

Gee and i thought that was Congress with review from the courts,, when requested

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:16:33am

re: #347 Ace Rothstein

The reason the Democrats will fail taking down Trump is because they will crack from the weight of their own immorality. - Limbaugh

LOL.

The graveyard, Rusty’s whistling past it…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:18:26am

re: #345 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

Hard to imagine a bigger train wreck of a press secretary than Sarah Sammich, but here we are.

Budget line says press secretary
Functional description is propaganda minister

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:18:55am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:19:51am

re: #300 HappyWarrior

Why do wingnuts think this “lesson” is new or somehow profound. And tbh Rag’s right, it’s already “wealth distribution” when it comes down to it.

The Halloween Candy Socialism Story gets repeated because it oversimplifies something complicated, includes a cruel element the intended reader finds satisfying, and uses the word “socialism” to mean Taboo Bad Thing.

The point is that it’s hackneyed and shallow and thus easy to repeat, over an over, as a substitute for actually thinking. It’s affective bypass: why reason when you can feel indignant and smug, and intuitively “know” anybody that thinks otherwise is inherently dumb.

It also includes the framing of their actual worldview…stupid cruel…as a “joke,” so when it’s pointed out it’s dumb, they can be contemptuous of a serious critique because “just a joke.”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:20:04am

re: #346 Jay C

Dunno: this theory nearly made me LOL. So the theory is that The Orange Anus is going to push the RNC to dump Pence, and put Ivanka on the ticket for 2020 (presumably because she and Jared are still New Yorkers)?

Oh yeah, that’s going to win a lot of votes…

I’m still going to go with the “[probably-vain] attempt to avoid NYS liability/charges when he leaves office” scenario: it’s slightly more-believable than “Vanky Veep”…..

In reality None of these things work the way they might think they do

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:21:34am

re: #347 Ace Rothstein

The reason the Democrats will fail taking down Trump is because they will crack from the weight of their own immorality. - Limbaugh

Oh? Not bribed or craven or scared out of their wits R senators?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:21:54am

Amazing to see all those Pulpit Pimps saying they will back Ivanka in 2024…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:22:57am

re: #347 Ace Rothstein

The reason the Democrats will fail taking down Trump is because they will crack from the weight of their own immorality. - Limbaugh

Okay Rush. If that makes you feel better.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:23:37am

re: #281 Jebediah, RBG

Now that’s some god damn good motherfucking life coaching!

(Are you allowed to rest on elbows or are you supposed to lift/hold your body horizontal with just back and shoulder muscles?)

Elbows, but hold your body in a straight line slanting down from shoulders to feet. Adequate core strength is supposedly attained by the time you can hold the position for two minutes, and some experts think there really isn’t much point in going beyond that. I just keep pushing it because I’m stubborn.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:24:34am

re: #347 Ace Rothstein

The reason the Democrats will fail taking down Trump is because they will crack from the weight of their own immorality. - Limbaugh

They still see themselves as the party holding the moral high ground…nobody else does since Trump.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:27:28am

re: #352 The Ghost of a Flea

The Halloween Candy Socialism Story gets repeated because it oversimplifies something complicated, includes a cruel element the intended reader finds satisfying, and uses the word “socialism” to mean Taboo Bad Thing.

The point is that it’s hackneyed and shallow and thus easy to repeat, over an over, as a substitute for actually thinking. It’s affective bypass: why reason when you can feel indignant and smug, and intuitively “know” anybody that thinks otherwise is inherently dumb.

It also includes the framing of their actual worldview…stupid cruel…as a “joke,” so when it’s pointed out it’s dumb, they can be contemptuous of a serious critique because “just a joke.”

- it’s total capitalism - payment for being entertained / acknowledging the work of making the costume, etc

though we can be dark about it and realize that ‘trick or treat’ is a form of extortion

‘socialism’ dont enter into it no how

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Jay C  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:27:55am

re: #353 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Minor edit:

In reality the Trump Administration none of these things work the way they might think they do

Though I’m sure that won’t stop them (ever) from trying: even if only for the “ratings”.

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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:28:39am

:D

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A Cranky One  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:30:51am

I’m tired of the conservatives pushing this lame story.

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. I’m going to teach them a lesson about socialism by taking all their candy, and distributing it out those unwilling to go out and earn it themselves.

Shouldn’t it be:

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. Since it’s normally a lesson about socialism, where strangers give candy to my kids that my kids didn’t earn, I took them to a purely capitalist neighborhood, where the folks all refused to give candy and told my kids to get a job and earn it for themselves.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:31:06am

Fruman had a bail hearing today… and it went predictably absurd.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:31:06am

re: #361 plansbandc

:D

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In my neighborhood, you couldn’t see most of the costumes because they were covered by winter coats!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:31:44am

re: #362 A Cranky One

I’m tired of the conservatives pushing this lame story.

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. I’m going to teach them a lesson about socialism by taking all their candy, and distributing it out those unwilling to go out and earn it themselves.

Shouldn’t it be:

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. Since it’s normally a lesson about socialism, where strangers give candy to my kids that my kids didn’t earn, I took them to a purely capitalist neighborhood, where the folks all refused to give candy and told my kids to get a job and earn it for themselves.

Ha.

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Interesting Times  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:33:05am

I haven’t yet clicked through to read the article, but I already love everything about it:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:33:19am

re: #363 lawhawk

Fruman had a bail hearing today… and it went predictably absurd.

[Embedded content]

Dude literally got arrested about to board an international flight and the case has several international actors. I bet the judge was insulted with this nonsense.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:36:02am

re: #367 HappyWarrior

The lawyer was hoping the reporter would get the spelling of his name wrong, or that he could pass her a business card of an associate.

These fuckers have nothing, and it’s all bluster and BS. Fruman was caught dead to rights and the lawyer knows it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:36:03am

re: #363 lawhawk

Fruman had a bail hearing today… and it went predictably absurd.

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I am tired of a system that imprisons the poor awaiting trial because they don’t have funds for bail, while the wealthy manage to live comfortably outside because the bail is never too high to be a burden on them.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:37:52am

re: #368 lawhawk

The lawyer was hoping the reporter would get the spelling of his name wrong, or that he could pass her a business card of an associate.

These fuckers have nothing, and it’s all bluster and BS. Fruman was caught dead to rights and the lawyer knows it.

Really wish I still worked in law. I know how professionals work. These guys ain’t it.

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Jay C  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:42:21am

re: #366 Interesting Times

I haven’t yet clicked through to read the article, but I already love everything about it:

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You should.
In fact, we all should.
(Both “read it” and “love everything about it”)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:43:20am

re: #359 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

- it’s total capitalism - payment for being entertained / acknowledging the work of making the costume, etc

though we can be dark about it and realize that ‘trick or treat’ is a form of extortion

‘socialism’ dont enter into it no how

See, you’re actually thinking about it.

Like “welfare queen” stories, or “you have to wait to see a doctor in socialized medicine” stories…shit, there’s an entire folklore index that could be compiled…the “Halloween socialism” story/quip is about declaring that no thought is required, and that anyone that wants to think rather than feel (contempt, anger, self-satisfied) is Wrong (immoral) and Wrong (incorrect) and Wrong (not able to take a joke).

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sagehen  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:43:35am

re: #363 lawhawk

Fruman had a bail hearing today… and it went predictably absurd.

[Embedded content]

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:45:02am
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:45:12am

re: #340 jaunte

Republicans thought Trump won the debate against Hillary because he crept up behind her and loomed like a thug. That’s the debating they understand.

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He also:
Brought Bill Clinton’s accusers as his guests
Humped a chair while Hillary was speaking
Shouted WROOONG!! when she stated a fact
Threatened to #LockHerUp

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:45:44am
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b.d. (Where is Rudy?)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:45:52am

re: #363 lawhawk

Fruman had a bail hearing today… and it went predictably absurd.

[Embedded content]

hahahahaha

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:46:15am

re: #366 Interesting Times

I haven’t yet clicked through to read the article, but I already love everything about it:

[Embedded content]

Hot damn!
Er dame

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:47:33am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:50:22am

re: #250 jaunte

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Interesting Times  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:53:04am

re: #371 Jay C

You should.
In fact, we all should.
(Both “read it” and “love everything about it”)

Right after posting that, I did, and would like to plaster a printout of it on the door of every Dem rep and senator:

Conservatives themselves are often the first to push this sort of wisdom, and are frequently found on the internet claiming they’ve been “forced” to become racist because they were called racist by a liberal for saying a thing they did not think was racist. Like the prototypical abusive husband, they don’t want to hurt us, but we are just not good enough at walking on eggshells around them.

I’m not entirely convinced that continuing to walk on eggshells would have prevented Trump. After all, conservatives elected George W. Bush twice, back in the “good old days.” The Tea Party formed while Obama was president—arguably because he was president—as he desperately tried to convince Republicans that he wasn’t going to hurt them, governing (by his own estimation) to the right of Nixon, and passing the Heritage Foundation’s national health-care plan. No amount of capitulation and deference and taking the high road would have kept them from moving even further Right.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:54:30am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:57:04am

re: #376 gocart mozart

Whooo! Who was that Charlie Brown headed dude with the bad goatee that did the deed to her??

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:58:12am

This is the key. Pelosi’s impeachment effort of Trump might include Mueller as well as the Ukraine business.

I’d say that they should. They are all part and parcel of an uninterrupted effort to throw elections using foreign interference to benefit Trump personally.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:58:27am

The onion

Citing a lack of support from those with no knowledge of the outside world, a new Reuters poll out Thursday found virtually no enthusiasm for the impeachment of President Donald Trump among uncontacted tribes in the Amazon completely unaware of our political traditions

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:03:55am

re: #384 lawhawk

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This is the key. Pelosi’s impeachment effort of Trump might include Mueller as well as the Ukraine business.

I’d say that they should. They are all part and parcel of an uninterrupted effort to throw elections using foreign interference to benefit Trump personally.

I would agree with that take. Ukraine was just a continuation of what happened in 2016.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:05:18am

re: #321 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

electoral-vote.com (my first stop every morning) covered this today:

IRA King? Or that criminal Grimm (I think)?

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:05:50am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:07:01am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:07:19am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:07:20am

Question:

This super secret, super secure server that trump, et al, supposedly put these transcripts with varied foreign leaders, who has access and more importantly, admin rights to delete?

Anyone know?

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Teukka  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:07:22am

re: #388 jaunte

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How long before swaths of people begin to disappear along with their files? Wish to Dog I was ///

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:09:02am

re: #297 Patricia Kayden

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The lesson they will learn and hold on to is that their mom is an asshole.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:09:08am

re: #337 Eventual Carrion

Guiliani would be great. Their campaign headquarters could be a federal courtroom to save on travel time.

OMG! I completely forgot about Rudy. I could totally see that!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:10:54am

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Question:

This super secret, super secure server that trump, et al, supposedly put these transcripts with varied foreign leaders, who has access and more importantly, admin rights to delete?

Anyone know?

I read but can’t find or confirm that a mistake they made was stuff can’t be deleted

Besides one would hope there’s audit logs and backups
Oh wth am I saying?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:16:25am

re: #362 A Cranky One

I’m tired of the conservatives pushing this lame story.

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. I’m going to teach them a lesson about socialism by taking all their candy, and distributing it out those unwilling to go out and earn it themselves.

Shouldn’t it be:

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. Since it’s normally a lesson about socialism, where strangers give candy to my kids that my kids didn’t earn, I took them to a purely capitalist neighborhood, where the folks all refused to give candy and told my kids to get a job and earn it for themselves.

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:19:44am

re: #362 A Cranky One

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. Since it’s normally a lesson about socialism, where strangers give candy to my kids that my kids didn’t earn, I took them to a purely capitalist neighborhood, where the folks all refused to give candy and told my kids to get a job and earn it for themselves.

Alternately…

About to go trick or treating with my 4 kiddies. Since it’s normally a lesson about socialism, where strangers give candy to my kids that my kids didn’t earn, I took them to a store and made them buy their own candy.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:21:30am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:24:08am

re: #376 gocart mozart

👀

I mean AJ Delgado is a POS and all but DAMN!

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:24:35am

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It’s called the NICE - NSC Intelligence Collaboration Environment. And PBS has some pretty specific details that indicate that there was a conspiracy to move the transcript off the regular server to keep it out of the regular flow:

Like most presidential calls with foreign leaders, the Trump-Zelenskiy call was put into the T-Net system where certain individuals are granted permission to read it based on their need to know, according to two individuals with direct knowledge of the system. NSC officials working on African issues, for example, would not routinely have been given access to the Ukraine call.

Taking it off T-Net would involve systems specialists, according to the individuals, who were not authorized to discuss the systems publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity. They would have to identify every person who accessed the document and then wipe any trace of the memcon off the T-Net server. After that, other NSC workers would have had to place the material onto the N.I.C.E. system, which is physically housed in the NSC intelligence directorate.

According to one of the individuals familiar with the White House classified computer systems, Eisenberg couldn’t have actually moved it to N.I.C.E. by himself. That raises a question, the individual said, as to what reasons were given for needing it to be moved.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:25:15am

Hi guys. Does anyone here know anything about Al Gross who is running for US Senate in Alaska? Is he someone worthy of support?

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:25:41am

re: #390 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

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Because that is what they want. 2020 is shaping up to be the worst disaster for the party in decades, not helped in the least by an impeachment effort that is virtually impossible to defend against because the man at the center copped to his crimes on live TV. And the biggest worry isn’t just losing the presidency or the Senate, it’s the carnage down ticket in a census year, which could mean losing power at the state and local levels for the next decade. Given all that’s at stake, not even putting Justice Kegger on the bench means much. They’re scared shitless and begging for a “miracle,” even if that “miracle” is written in Cyrillic.

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lawhawk  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:28:42am
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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:31:14am

Look what trotted onto my FB!

The centaur for disease control.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:37:02am

re: #403 lawhawk

“I needed money ‘cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won”

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:38:39am

re: #381 Interesting Times
Mostly agree 100% but let me add a couple of edits

Conservatives themselves are often the first to push this sort of wisdom, and are frequently found on the internet claiming they’ve been “forced” to become racist because they were called racist by a liberal for saying a thing they did not think was racist. Like the prototypical abusive husband, they don’t want to hurt us, but we are just not good enough at walking on eggshells around them.

I’m not entirely convinced that continuing to walk on eggshells would have prevented Trump. After all, conservatives elected George W. Bush twice, back in the “good old days.” The Tea Party formed while Obama was president—arguably because he was president— [Absolutely definately because he was President] as he desperately tried to convince Republicans that he wasn’t going to hurt them, governing (by his own estimation) to the right of Nixon, and passing the Heritage Foundation’s national health-care plan. [FALSE Stop repeating this canard. Not to the right of Nixon and the ACA was not the “Heritage Plan” it was the Mass/Romney plan] No amount of capitulation and deference and taking the high road would have kept them from moving even further Right.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:56:41am

re: #404 plansbandc

Look what trotted onto my FB!

The centaur for disease control.

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+1

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:13:24pm

re: #315 jaunte

These conservative “stories” always seem to leave their children as the butt of the joke to “teach them responsibility”. I’ve read Claire Connor’s account of growing up in a John Birch family. I think there will be more stories where that came from.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:24:43pm

re: #352 The Ghost of a Flea

It also includes the framing of their actual worldview…stupid cruel…as a “joke,” so when it’s pointed out it’s dumb, they can be contemptuous of a serious critique because “just a joke.”

That is one of my most-hated dodges. They sometimes need to be reminded “that you find it a funny joke is actually most of the problem.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 12:27:15pm

re: #357 goddamnedfrank

Thanks - I tried it this morning and I guess I am not in as good shape as I thought, cuz I couldn’t get my feet off the ground to get my back parallel to the floor. Guess I gotta keep working on it…

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 2:18:02pm

re: #368 lawhawk

The lawyer was hoping the reporter would get the spelling of his name wrong, or that he could pass her a business card of an associate.

These fuckers have nothing, and it’s all bluster and BS. Fruman was caught dead to rights and the lawyer knows it.

I have never been too fond of “that guy is such a guilty asshole, only an asshole lawyer would defend him.” Without zealous representation, even for cockbags, our system doesn’t work. I have, however, many times felt sorry for lawyers with idiot asshole clients who are clearly guilty. It just looks like a terribly un-fun job.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2019 • 4:05:48pm

re: #366 Interesting Times

I haven’t yet clicked through to read the article, but I already love everything about it:

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