The New Video From Battles Is Exhilarating: “Fort Greene Park”

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Directed by Colin Read, Battles’ ‘Fort Greene Park’ video is a love letter to New York City, bringing together a small army of skaters, cyclists, joggers, scooterists, rollerbladers, and veritably every other method of self-transport into an extended crew of DIY transportation-enthusiasts.

‘Fort Greene Park’ features on Battles’ new album ‘Juice B Crypts’, available now on WARP → battles.ffm.to

“A lot of things going on here for me. My daughter called her little brother Juice B Crypts when he was born. I didn’t know what that meant. But here the opening shot is of him climbing the Prison Ships Martyr Monument in Fort Greene Park, which is an actual crypt, and near to where I lived for 13 years. The place played a central role in my life for a long time. On another level, one of the guys from the building where I live rides an E-Unicycle around my neighborhood and was the original kernel of an idea for this video. So he and his friends are the e-unicyclists. My daughter and her kindergarten friends are the kids on the scooters. Other friends of ours are some of the skaters. And Colin elevated the concept of the video extending it into a broader story about the evolution of human transport which is a contentious issue these days in our city of New York. But in the end, it just a love letter to the place we live. New York City.” – Ian (Battles)

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292 comments

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:27:08pm

He’s sundowning.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:27:36pm
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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:27:58pm

Argh! Literally CL’d in the two minutes since I joined the thread, since I immediately pasted what I’d already copied from Twitter:

Relevant for plainsbandc as well, if he’s still local. My parents care because of the Avs; I care a little because of them and a lot because of the Joker Boys:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:29:35pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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Isn’t he the one who made Conan a household name? Jealous of a dog. What a petty loser.

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:31:19pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Isn’t he the one who made Conan a household name? Jealous of a dog. What a petty loser.

Yes, because if he hadn’t endangered the handler’s secrecy by broadcasting the name over Fox News, it would have been illegal for anyone else to name the dog.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:31:36pm

Congratulations to whoever had whining about the dog on their Trump bingo sheet.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:32:03pm

Whining like a dog about a dog.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:32:30pm

re: #5 Chrysicat

Yes, because if he hadn’t endangered the handler’s secrecy by broadcasting the name over Fox News, it would have been illegal for anyone else to name the dog.

He’s so fucking reckless. Get him out of there before it’s too late.

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:33:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:34:51pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

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This stupid masculinity crap by guys who whine all the time is exhausting.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:36:17pm

I was a little teary when my daughter graduated college.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:37:06pm

Nunes has subpoenaed Adam Parkhomenko.

He just can’t handle being made fun of.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:37:20pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:37:21pm

I can’t hear “like a dog” without thinking of The Trial.

But I suspect that Trump isn’t making a Kafka reference, he just doesn’t have processing power to have more than one simile, and dogs being loving and loyal probably repulses him because he can’t conceive of people as anything other than fuckable meat ATMs.

…and now there’s a specific fucking dog and he’s getting all narcissist-thirsty because the dog is drawing focus and I feel like we’re in a short chapter in a Kafka novel….

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:43:06pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:44:12pm

The dog has shed more blood for this country than everyone in Trump’s lineage, combined.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:44:12pm

Watching Elizabeth Warren on CSPAN giving her speech in Iowa and she just brought the house down!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:46:25pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon 🌹

Watching Elizabeth Warren on CSPAN giving her speech in Iowa and she just brought the house down!

Warren is my choice, but more important, she gets it.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:49:17pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

The dog has shed more blood for this country than everyone in Trump’s lineage, combined.

Yeah, but I pretty sure the Trumps have always been around, and are currently buoyed politically by, people who view injuries obtained while pimping as somehow noble.

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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:49:33pm

Check out the Meow Wolf theme pizza boxes. So very very New Mexico and cool!

krqe.com

Didn’t know they were doing that. Got some pizza in that box tonight.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:49:39pm
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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:49:44pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:50:37pm

re: #19 The Ghost of a Flea

Yeah, but I pretty sure the Trumps have always been around, and are currently buoyed politically by, people who view injuries obtained while pimping as somehow noble.

IIRC, most of the Trump family pimping was in Canada, where the pimp competition is nicer.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:52:12pm

Watched Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk concert and I’m sorry but I still don’t get why people think she’s great. When she plays her songs solo with just an acoustic guitar they sound even worse.

I’m sorry. I know this is unpopular, but she’s terrible.

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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:52:15pm

re: #3 Chrysicat

Yes, my Denver sports folks are very happy. It means that Altitude will survive. We were all worried that it would be crushed, as we think that the on air talent is absolutely tremendous. LOVE LOVE Altitude coverage.

Hopefully the other 2 of the big 3 will come to terms also.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:52:25pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

…and Trump probably didn’t have to put anything on the line to run girls out of Trump Models…..

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:54:19pm

re: #26 The Ghost of a Flea

…and Trump probably didn’t have to put anything on the line to run girls out of Trump Models…..

Violated the 4th Commandment: ” 4. Never get high on your own supply”.

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:54:23pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Watched Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk concert and I’m sorry but I still don’t get why people think she’s great. When she plays her songs solo with just an acoustic guitar they sound even worse.

I’m sorry. I know this is unpopular, but she’s terrible.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large crowds.

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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:54:55pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

She can’t sing and she can’t play. But she’s blonde and she has a massive publicity machine that started when she was 12 or 13.

I think she’s awful and I’ve been in a few fanbases that have HATED me for it.

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Ferdinand  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:56:53pm

re: #20 plansbandc

Check out the Meow Wolf theme pizza boxes. So very very New Mexico and cool!

krqe.com

Didn’t know they were doing that. Got some pizza in that box tonight.

Love this, thanks! My eldest son is longtime Meow Wolf staff. I’ve only been to the Santa Fe location, and only grand opening weekend, but wow!

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plansbandc  Nov 1, 2019 • 6:58:28pm

re: #30 Ferdinand

How cool!

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:07:43pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:12:10pm

I’m sorry, WHAT?!

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William Lewis  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:17:59pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Watched Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk concert and I’m sorry but I still don’t get why people think she’s great. When she plays her songs solo with just an acoustic guitar they sound even worse.

I’m sorry. I know this is unpopular, but she’s terrible.

I’d say she’s a better song writer than performer but even then still fairly average at best.

OTOH, I’d love the money from even one of her hits so who am I to say?

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danarchy  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:18:58pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Watched Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk concert and I’m sorry but I still don’t get why people think she’s great. When she plays her songs solo with just an acoustic guitar they sound even worse.

I’m sorry. I know this is unpopular, but she’s terrible.

I think Taylor Swift is terrible myself, but also, I watched the whole video posted on this thread waiting for the exhilaration and never got there.

Music is subjective.

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William Lewis  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:19:16pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

I’m sorry, WHAT?!

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Meh, I’ll stick to Warframe, their vampire/gothic horror expansion just dropped.

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:23:07pm

re: #34 William Lewis

I’d say she’s a better song writer than performer but even then still fairly average at best.

OTOH, I’d love the money from even one of her hits so who am I to say?

It does, however, seem like the vast majority of the really good songwriters can’t sing (and yet some try anyway—looking at you, Jim Steinman! and Dylan once had a voice but now croaks worse than Tom Waits), and a large number of the best voices can’t write.

Heck, a number of the best voices can’t play an instrument and some are even music-illiterate. Though there are still more who can at least play a rhythm guitar, like Elvis, than who can’t read what they’re singing except the actual lyrics.

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:24:48pm

re: #37 Chrysicat

It does, however, seem like the vast majority of the really good songwriters can’t sing (and yet some try anyway—looking at you, Jim Steinman! and Dylan once had a voice but now croaks worse than Tom Waits), and a large number of the best voices can’t write.

Heck, a number of the best voices can’t play an instrument and some are even music-illiterate. Though there are still more who can at least play a rhythm guitar, like Elvis, than who can’t read what they’re singing except the actual lyrics.

(for the record, I’m pretty much music-illiterate myself but I have a good singer’s ear and voice-matching capabilities. Frustrating combo.)

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:27:21pm

re: #37 Chrysicat

Dylan once had a voice but now croaks worse than Tom Waits

Dylan can still sing like he always has. The ‘croak’ is fully intentional, believe it or not.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:28:07pm

From the previous thread:

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:28:11pm

re: #39 makeitstop

Dylan can still sing like he always has. The ‘croak’ is fully intentional, believe it or not.

I’m sorry. The only thing I have to say to that is “What.”

And the period is intentional.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:30:11pm

So goddamned glad I didn’t pre-order this one. Between Kojima and the fact that it’s built on the Decima Engine from Horizon: Zero Dawn I assumed it was going to be great, but I just wasn’t feeling it. The fucking weirdness of all the marketing and images kept me from pulling the trigger and the idea of spending that much time looking at Norman Reedus wasn’t appealing.

In Death Stranding, your character Sam carries a small baby in an orange bottle strapped to his chest. It stays with him at all times. The child, called a BB, is essentially a tool: it alerts Sam to ghostly apparitions called BTs, which dot the post-apocalyptic landscape he must traverse. The whole situation is unsettling. BB cries when it gets scared — whether it’s because of imminent danger or because you keep falling down a slippery mountain — and the haunting sound is piped through the speaker on the PS4 controller. This makes it even more unsettling.

Sounds like FUN!

Initially, all you’re doing is walking. The company you work for, Bridges, will provide a package, and you have to deliver it on foot. Like most video game characters, Sam can carry an incredible amount of stuff; but unlike his contemporaries, Sam has to account for everything he carries. Before you set out on each mission, you have to carefully arrange your load — from healing items to precious cargo — so that Sam can stay balanced.

The prototypical video game fetch quest stretched out to epic proportions

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:34:25pm

re: #28 teleskiguy

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large crowds.

Cf:trump

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:35:49pm

re: #36 William Lewis

Meh, I’ll stick to Warframe, their vampire/gothic horror expansion just dropped.

I’m playing Borderlands 3 right now. Found a build for Zane that doesn’t suck.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:36:52pm

...

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:37:32pm

re: #41 Chrysicat

I’m sorry. The only thing I have to say to that is “What.”

And the period is intentional.

I’ve spoken to his manager about this at length (Bob’s manager was once my road manager, way back in the late 70s). Here’s the explanation.

Dylan loves touring, but he absolutely refuses to become a nostalgia act. He and his manager had long talks about it, and Bob figured the best way to avoid being a nostalgia act was to scare away the people who wanted endless replays of ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ and the easiest way to do that was to move radically away from all vestiges of his past.

He no longer plays guitar in concert. Until the last tour, he wouldn’t even play harmonica. And it’s worked - the old fans complain that he doesn’t sound like the idealized Dylan, and there’s a whole new crowd out there that is accepting of what he’s doing now. In short, the strategy worked.

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:44:31pm
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William Lewis  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:46:14pm

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

I’m playing Borderlands 3 right now. Found a build for Zane that doesn’t suck.

I was a Loki Prime main but I finished “The Sacrifice” and now I am very much an Excaliber Umbra main. Got a decent build but I’m still farming some of what he needs.

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:47:36pm

c-span.org
at 1:55 Warren speaks and then Harris at 2:10

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:49:24pm

Dylan, sounding quite like Dylan while doing a Petty tune…

Bob Dylan covers Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:54:45pm

Nationals’ Sean Doolittle says he won’t attend White House ceremony, citing ‘divisive rhetoric’

from the WAPO. Hope there is more like him…

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:55:18pm

re: #52 I Would Prefer Not To

One down, 24 to go.

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:55:36pm

I saw Dylan at Red Rocks back in 2007. He played guitar on the first tune “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” and that was it. He played keys for the rest of the show. No harmonica. He did play “Blowin’ In The Wind,” but other than that it was stuff from Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, and his new album at the time Modern Times. I thought the experience delightful, but the olds there were quite disappointed.

makeitstop, your explanation of why Dylan does what he does these days makes a lot of sense.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:55:52pm
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stpaulbear  Nov 1, 2019 • 7:56:10pm

re: #37 Chrysicat

It does, however, seem like the vast majority of the really good songwriters can’t sing (and yet some try anyway—looking at you, Jim Steinman! and Dylan once had a voice but now croaks worse than Tom Waits), and a large number of the best voices can’t write.

Heck, a number of the best voices can’t play an instrument and some are even music-illiterate. Though there are still more who can at least play a rhythm guitar, like Elvis, than who can’t read what they’re singing except the actual lyrics.

Nick Drake - Cello Song

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:03:17pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

I saw Dylan at Red Rocks back in 2007. He played guitar on the first tune “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” and that was it. He played keys for the rest of the show. No harmonica. He did play “Blowin’ In The Wind,” but other than that it was stuff from Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, and his new album at the time Modern Times. I thought the experience delightful, but the olds there were quite disappointed.

makeitstop, your explanation of why Dylan does what he does these days makes a lot of sense.

This tour, Dylan is playing pretty much all college campuses and smaller venues (with the exception of the wrap-up, which will be ten nights at the Beacon in NYC). They’re always looking to change up what they’re doing to keep it fresh. I’ve seen Bob four times in the past two years, and every time they’ve played new arrangements of his songs. I’m told that that’s what Bob does with his time off the road - getting ready for the next tour.

And even the concept of the ‘endless tour’ was formulated to break the music industry mold of recording an album, touring for 18 months, then waiting for a year before recording another album and starting the cycle again. Bob loves being on the road but hates doing the expected, and that guides everything he does and how he does it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:08:07pm

re: #48 gocart mozart

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Wtf. He accused Northam of murder?

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:08:14pm

re: #57 makeitstop

This tour, Dylan is playing pretty much all college campuses and smaller venues (with the exception of the wrap-up, which will be ten nights at the Beacon in NYC). They’re always looking to change up what they’re doing to keep it fresh. I’ve seen Bob four times in the past two years, and every time they’ve played new arrangements of his songs. I’m told that that’s what Bob does with his time off the road - getting ready for the next tour.

And even the concept of the ‘endless tour’ was formulated to break the music industry mold of recording an album, touring for 18 months, then waiting for a year before recording another album and starting the cycle again. Bob loves being on the road but hates doing the expected, and that guides everything he does and how he does it.

The last interview he did with Rolling Stone (years ago) he said that the band he has is the best band he’s ever had “man for man.” They can play any of his songs in any way.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:10:08pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Watched Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk concert and I’m sorry but I still don’t get why people think she’s great. When she plays her songs solo with just an acoustic guitar they sound even worse.

I’m sorry. I know this is unpopular, but she’s terrible.

The couple of songs of hers that I have heard define vapid and insipid.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:14:03pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

The last interview he did with Rolling Stone (years ago) he said that the band he has is the best band he’s ever had “man for man.” They can play any of his songs in any way.

They are excellent. I’m as excited to see the band as seeing Dylan himself. They’re so versatile - last tour, the entire show was heavy on the twangy guitar and surf music-y arrangements. I’m really looking forward to seeing them at the Beacon to see what they’ll do this time.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:14:06pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:14:32pm

re: #48 gocart mozart

Hmmm…

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stpaulbear  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:15:58pm

re: #63 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Acyn Torabi
@Acyn
Trump claims Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein aren’t Russian agents

Well that settles that.

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sagehen  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:17:40pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

The dog has shed more blood for this country than everyone in Trump’s lineage, combined.

Spoken more eloquently, as well.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:19:04pm

He really is unhinged.

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mmmirele  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:21:14pm

An elementary school student showed up to a Halloween parade at his Utah school wearing what looks like an attempt at a Nazi Brownshirts uniform. Picture at the link but

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?!?!?!?!

I’m betting Mommy or Daddy had a hand in the “costume.”

sltrib.com

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:23:59pm
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uriel  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:27:12pm

re: #63 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Hmmm…

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Apparently, his handlers thought I would be an excellent idea to include, in the pre-rally music package- Rocking in the Free World.

I just can’t even with this.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:29:46pm

re: #67 mmmirele

An elementary school student showed up to a Halloween parade at his Utah school wearing what looks like an attempt at a Nazi Brownshirts uniform. Picture at the link but

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?!?!?!?!

I’m betting Mommy or Daddy had a hand in the “costume.”

sltrib.com

Oh yeah no doubt at all his parents knew. But they’ll probably do the usual crap of “it’s ironic, why don’t you have a sense of humor?”//

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sagehen  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:30:20pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Watched Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk concert and I’m sorry but I still don’t get why people think she’s great. When she plays her songs solo with just an acoustic guitar they sound even worse.

I’m sorry. I know this is unpopular, but she’s terrible.

That’s because you judge musicians solely by the quality of their music.

She’s a marketing wizard, a fashion prodigy, and she practically invented modern fan engagement social media methods. If a college professor wanted to teach a Taylor Swift course, the music department would sneer but the business school would accept a Tay-Tay case study as a legitimate MBA dissertation.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:30:23pm

Good man. Good heart.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:30:35pm

re: #69 uriel

I’m sure Neil will be pleased to hear his masterpiece was played by Trump before a bunch of cousin-fucking rednecks.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:30:45pm

re: #69 uriel

Apparently, his handlers thought I would be an excellent idea to include, in the pre-rally music package- Rocking in the Free World.

I just can’t even with this.

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Agh. I hope Neil raises hell.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:31:51pm

re: #72 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sean Doolittle: “I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I can’t get past that stuff.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:32:22pm

re: #73 Ace Rothstein

I’m sure Neil will be pleased to hear his masterpiece was played by Trump before a bunch of cousin-fucking rednecks.

I’m surprised no one in his team thought to do Elvis in Tupelo but I guess Jailhouse Rock wouldn’t have gone over.

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BeachDem  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:32:29pm

I’m either really tired or have lost too many brain cells of late, but I have read this WaPo story several times…

K Street’s newest star built business on dubious claims of Trump ties

washingtonpost.com

and read through this lengthy thread by some guy I’ve never heard of named Patrick Simpson, who has obviously done extensive research…

Thread: Something rotten is going on with this lobbyist -Michael Esposito.

threadreaderapp.com

and still can’t make heads nor tails of wtf is going on—the guy was supposedly a Dem lobbyist, then he claims close ties to the Trumps, who claim to have never heard of him, and he’s given big bucks to Trump and the Repubs and is on the Republican National Committee Chairman’s Advisory Board, but Ronna/RNC has put out a cease and desist letter.

My head is spinning. If anyone has the time and/or inclination to read this shit and come up with a simple explanation, I’m all ears. Or if not, not.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:32:34pm

re: #75 Ace Rothstein

Sean Doolittle: “I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I can’t get past that stuff.”

Us autistic people thank him.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:33:44pm

re: #75 Ace Rothstein

Sean Doolittle: “I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I can’t get past that stuff.”

I’m glad he said this. So much of what’s wrong with Trump is how he acts.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:34:12pm

re: #71 sagehen

That’s because you judge musicians solely by the quality of their music.

She’s a marketing wizard, a fashion prodigy, and she practically invented modern fan engagement social media methods. If a college professor wanted to teach a Taylor Swift course, the music department would sneer but the business school would accept a Tay-Tay case study as a legitimate MBA dissertation.

I watched a few of her videos a couple of weeks ago. Her video budget alone has got to be in the millions. I can’t begin to imagine the amount of revenue she generates.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:34:18pm

re: #78 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Us autistic people thank him.

Absolutely. Doolittle just got a new fan.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:34:24pm

Doolittle supports Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing for U.S. military veterans and their families, and Swords to Ploughshares, a Bay Area organization devoted to helping veterans with housing and employment.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:36:46pm

re: #82 Ace Rothstein

Doolittle supports Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing for U.S. military veterans and their families, and Swords to Ploughshares, a Bay Area organization devoted to helping veterans with housing and employment.

He’s a really good dude. I knew he was philanthropic since the Post has mentioned it. I of course expect Fox to attack him as an elitist but he won’t give af.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:39:55pm

Conservatives need to be reminded why Trump should be deposed constantly.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:39:57pm

In June 2015, when the Oakland Athletics Pride Night received backlash from some fans for the team’s support of LGBT rights, Doolittle and then-girlfriend Eireann Dolan bought hundreds of game tickets, which they donated to local LGBT groups, and raised an additional $40,000 in donations.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:40:07pm

Successful in assault rifle mass shootings, imprisoning immigrant babies, and genocide of Kurds.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:42:44pm

re: #86 DodgerFan1988

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Successful in assault rifle mass shootings, imprisoning immigrant babies, and genocide of Kurds.

I don’t care if he had Lincoln’s record, what he did is worthy of not just impeachment but serious prison time.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:43:35pm

re: #85 Ace Rothstein

In June 2015, when the Oakland Athletics Pride Night received backlash from some fans for the team’s support of LGBT rights, Doolittle and then-girlfriend Eireann Dolan bought hundreds of game tickets, which they donated to local LGBT groups, and raised an additional $40,000 in donations.

wow. I’m a fan.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:45:22pm

re: #69 uriel

I know at this point I’m just the grizzled stranger in a goat hair cassock shrieking “Doom” while I point one crooked finger at nothing in particular in the middle of the town square and wave about a staff topped with a crucified pigeon in the other….

…but I swear it’s because they don’t have imaginations, and thus don’t understand lyrics, and thus only engage with media on an incredibly shallow “what is the hook what is the repeatable lyric that can be glossed as supporting my unexamined worldview.”

Like, bad, trite art and bad, trite reads of art just form a stink cloud around reactionaries, and I think it’s because they lack the ability to acknowledge things that don’t even indirectly critique their worldview. As such, all challenged art is threatening and offensive, and “good art” cleaves to convention not because conventions are established by the patina of skilled effort, but because what is familiar and established in the status quo does not make them threatened.

So when they like good art it’s because they’ve been told it’s good, and look no deeper into what an piece means (musical, visual, dramatic)…because the only value of art is as a mirror. Hence why so often they conjure with older art and artists (and genres, like classical music) as signs of their own taste and intelligence, but never engage deeply with one painter versus another, or a later period (once considered revolutionary and vulger) and an earlier one.

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sagehen  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:45:39pm

re: #80 makeitstop

I watched a few of her videos a couple of weeks ago. Her video budget alone has got to be in the millions. I can’t begin to imagine the amount of revenue she generates.

businessinsider.com
Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity. Here’s how she makes and spends her $360 million.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:47:50pm

DOOM

[shakes crucified pigeon]

Well, my work for tonight is done.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:48:25pm

Guys like Doolittle give me hope that we will survive this.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:51:46pm

re: #89 The Ghost of a Flea

The above doubles as any explanation for how stadium country lumbers along.

Twang your voice and sound like you want to have sex with your truck, and a certain number of people will buy in every time because that the entirety of their checklist on what makes good music.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 1, 2019 • 8:55:09pm

Bill Maher had the one and only Dennis Prager on his panel tonight. What a dishonest tool! Spreading lies nationwide through his faux university. Hopefully, there won’t be a repeat performance.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:02:37pm

Mass shooting in bay area at 2200 Stevenson Blvd. 25 victims .

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:02:58pm

heard on scanner hasn’t hit news.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:03:05pm

re: #95 Dread Pirate

Mass shooting in bay area at 2200 Stevenson Blvd. 25 victims .

Just now?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:04:03pm

re: #95 Dread Pirate

Mass shooting in bay area at 2200 Stevenson Blvd. 25 victims .

Oh no.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:04:24pm

People screaming in pain in background. More shots fires from second building. 2nd floor.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:04:38pm

1 shooter with rifle.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:05:00pm

re: #99 Dread Pirate

People screaming in pain in background. More shots fires from second building. 2nd floor.

Jesus.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:06:04pm

this has to be training or something.

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Mattand  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:07:20pm

re: #95 Dread Pirate

Mass shooting in bay area at 2200 Stevenson Blvd. 25 victims .

San Francisco? Oakland?

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:08:26pm

Fremont, but right next to PD station.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:08:35pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:09:00pm

LOL

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:10:59pm

re: #104 Dread Pirate

Fremont, but right next to PD station.

Note a word about it on Twitter.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:13:24pm

re: #107 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not seeing anything anywhere.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:13:36pm

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:14:00pm

There were some good actors in the background.

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Mattand  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:14:05pm

re: #94 Hecuba’s daughter

Bill Maher had the one and only Dennis Prager on his panel tonight. What a dishonest tool! Spreading lies nationwide through his faux university. Hopefully, there won’t be a repeat performance.

Can’t wait for the inevitable review of the show in which Maher rolls over like a puppy as another uber conservative guest goes unchallegened.

Scratch that. I can wait.

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:15:18pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:16:51pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:28:57pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:37:54pm

Last week when we lost power the scanner ran out of juice, so all of my temporary channel lock-outs got lost. I probably locked out that channel as a “training channel” years ago and forgot.

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:46:43pm

re: #95 Dread Pirate

Mass shooting in bay area at 2200 Stevenson Blvd. 25 victims .

Wait, again? Didn’t Marin County just have a shooting last night, after one the previous night down in Southern California?

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:50:36pm

re: #116 Chrysicat

Wait, again? Didn’t Marin County just have a shooting last night, after one the previous night down in Southern California?

In Orinda. 4 dead.

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Chrysicat  Nov 1, 2019 • 9:56:09pm

re: #117 Dread Pirate

In Orinda. 4 dead.

Sorry for putting it in the North Bay rather than the East Bay😪

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Dread Pirate  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:04:48pm
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:47:00pm

re: #95 Dread Pirate

Mass shooting in bay area at 2200 Stevenson Blvd. 25 victims .

I was just thinking this afternoon, “Hasn’t it been a while since the last big one? A week or three?”

sigh

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:49:39pm

re: #120 Pawn of the Oppressor

See #115.

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uriel  Nov 1, 2019 • 10:58:23pm

re: #89 The Ghost of a Flea

I know at this point I’m just the grizzled stranger in a goat hair cassock shrieking “Doom” while I point one crooked finger at nothing in particular in the middle of the town square and wave about a staff topped with a crucified pigeon in the other….

Well, there is that. ;)

But when you’re right, you’re right.

(And amazingly well phrased, as well.)

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uriel  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:03:20pm

re: #112 gocart mozart

Holy crap that’s awesome!

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:06:23pm
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uriel  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:31:03pm

re: #124 teleskiguy

That’s the whole thing- all the people who argue that he’ll be frog-marched out of office aren’t considering all the things he can legally, or semi-legally, do to screw around with the *election itself.* And not just with outright cancellation- there’s a whole host of things he can do by fiat, legal challenge or executive order.

Just an example- what do you suppose ICE/ the praetorian guard might be might be getting up to on Nov. 3 next year? Say in places like Florida?

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uriel  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:45:38pm

re: #124 teleskiguy

Another good discussion on the topic:

The Alarming Scope of the President’s Emergency Powers

This edifice of extraordinary powers has historically rested on the assumption that the president will act in the country’s best interest when using them. With a handful of noteworthy exceptions, this assumption has held up. But what if a president, backed into a corner and facing electoral defeat or impeachment, were to declare an emergency for the sake of holding on to power? In that scenario, our laws and institutions might not save us from a presidential power grab. They might be what takes us down.

theatlantic.com

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 1, 2019 • 11:47:59pm

re: #125 uriel

Very true. People often forgot that Lincoln suspended habeas corpus during the Civil War simply on his authority as President. Granted, the Civil War was an unprecedented emergency, but it nonetheless set a dangerous precedent.

And then during the Cold War, Congress authorized further emergency powers for the President, usually the result of concerns regarding the continuity of government in the aftermath of an all-out nuclear war - again, somewhat understandable. But now we have Trump, a man possessed of an autocratic nature, whose wildest dreams are to be some kind of king or emperor, able to order the deaths of his foes with the stroke of a pen or verbal command.

No one ever anticipated a would-be Duce sitting in the Oval Office, or at least, such concerns were dismissed out of hand owing to “American exceptionalism”.

And here we are.

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uriel  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:10:03am

re: #127 Dr Lizardo

And here we are.

I swear to god, I say that to myself a dozen times a day, lately.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:23:05am

I was just thinking about that today as I reached the bottom of my deodorant stick.

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uriel  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:50:18am

This is a *really* good rundown of where things stand in terms of The Ukraine/ quid pro quo, legal-wise:

Quid Pro Quo? Taylor and Vindman testify (Real Law Review)

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Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:47:46am

re: #130 uriel

This is a *really* good rundown of where things stand in terms of The Ukraine/ quid pro quo, legal-wise:

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It’s also interesting in how the “A quid pro quo was OK to do” is pretty baseless since if it was, why did they go to such ends to hide it unless they knew in advance it was not OK?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:32:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:39:45am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

This stupid masculinity crap by guys who whine all the time is exhausting.

But it’s okay to break down in tears during a confirmation hearing as a Trump-appointed judge?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:47:54am

re: #80 makeitstop

I watched a few of her videos a couple of weeks ago. Her video budget alone has got to be in the millions. I can’t begin to imagine the amount of revenue she generates.

She was also taken up by the commercial country music industry as a projection surface for Middle America and its dreams of success.

Yes, music is subjective and fame is a fickle bitch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:51:18am

re: #93 The Ghost of a Flea

The above doubles as any explanation for how stadium country lumbers along.

Twang your voice and sound like you want to have sex with your truck, and a certain number of people will buy in every time because that the entirety of their checklist on what makes good music.

It deifies what it sees as “American Values”: Patriotism, God, Guns, Fishin’ and “We-don’t-have-much-but-we-worked-hard-to-earn-it”.

Which is why the Dixie Chicks got crucified for having the nerve to criticize God’s Chosen President.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:51:58am

re: #105 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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at least they are offering a decent minimum wage

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:54:43am

re: #119 Dread Pirate

Russia completed supplies of S-400 air defence missile systems to god-knows-why it’s-still-a-NATO-member Turkey - Rosoboronexpor

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:56:12am

re: #129 Dread Pirate

Under pressure to reduce environmental waste from single-use containers, major consumer companies are rolling out more products in refillable form.

we used to poke fun of all those poor soviets who were expected to bring their own containers with them when they went shopping

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:24:28am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:34:58am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:39:39am

re: #129 Dread Pirate

There’s a store like that here in Ostrava, in the city center. You can refill liquid deodorants, soaps (hand soap and shower gel), laundry detergents, liquid and powder, etc.

Only downside is it’s pretty damn pricey, especially if you’re on a budget.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:51:34am

re: #139 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

What Not to Wear, for Academic Women. Great piece by ⁦Prof Francesca

There was a scene in I Don’t Know How She Does It in which the female protagonist gets up at 5am to travel to a business meeting at which she notices that the men are finally sitting up and paying rapt attention to her.

Then she looks down to see that when she dressed in the dark early that morning so as not to wake her husband, she had put a red bra on under her white top…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:56:33am

re: #141 Dr Lizardo

There’s a store like that here in Ostrava, in the city center. You can refill liquid deodorants, soaps (hand soap and shower gel), laundry detergents, liquid and powder, etc.

Only downside is it’s pretty damn pricey, especially if you’re on a budget.

Alfred Doolittle, in GB Shaw’s Pygmalion, on morals: “Nah. Nah, can’t afford ‘em, guv’nor. Neither could you, if you was as poor as me.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:58:38am

re: #141 Dr Lizardo

When I was little, milk came in a glass bottle, orange juice came in a glass bottle, soft drinks came in glass bottles (this was before aluminum cans became popular), etc.

The throw-away container really became dominant just in our lifetimes.

Going back to the old ways may be better.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:03:10am

re: #144 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

When I was little, milk came in a glass bottle, orange juice came in a glass bottle, soft drinks came in glass bottles (this was before aluminum cans became popular), etc.

That is because you grew up in a socialist (or post-socialist) hellhole.

In Trump’s America, we measure prosperity in terms of how many resources we consume…

/

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:07:55am

The internet’s saltiest botanist’s latest upload, full of wonderful plants in Australia as well as some social commentary:

Giant Eucalypt Forests, Tentacles of Carnivory, Granite Plutons b/w Hong Kong Airport Bathrooms

He’s also added this to his Youtube subscriptions:

Upset and triggered by any of the scientific facts mentioned in this video? Or just a disgruntled middle-aged man who’s miserable and has some inner frustration that’s better off being worked out with a therapist? Rather than leaving a silly comment to be removed, consider sending me hate mail @ crimepaysbutbotanydoesnt at gee male dot com. The comments section is a benevolent dictatorship. Quack science or conspiracy theories or just plant annoying comments will be removed.

Like the rest of social media, Youtube comments can be filled with the worst crap. Glad that Tony feels free to delete the crap and call people out on it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:10:39am

re: #146 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Like the rest of social media, Youtube comments can be filled with the worst crap. Glad that Tony feels free to delete the crap and call people out on it.

You Tube comments seem to be the last refuge of incorrigible trollery.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:25:46am

re: #145 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not sure how many Americans today are aware of how programmed they have been to be part of a throw-away culture.

Entertainment often is the means of programming.

And the worst are the big ticket items.

Networks like HGTV exist to spur consumerism.

Take a show like Property Brothers. So many episodes are about young couples wanting to tear down perfectly fine house interiors. Sure, there are episodes where the houses are indeed becoming derelict and a major renovation is required. But there are episodes where interiors have been kept in excellent condition, but are simply not fashionable, so they have to be destroyed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:28:38am

re: #148 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Not sure how many Americans today are aware of how programmed they have been to be part of a throw-away culture.

Calvinism.

Wealth as an outward sign of Inner Grace (and Moral Superiority).

Poor people are poor because they are lazy or fritter their earnings away on alcohol, drugs, gambling or whoring…

We still buy into that belief big-time even when we don’t know where it comes from.

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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:54:10am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Calvinism.

Wealth as an outward sign of Inner Grace (and Moral Superiority).

Poor people are poor because they are lazy or fritter their earnings away on alcohol, drugs, gambling or whoring…

We still buy into that belief big-time even when we don’t know where it comes from.

Wha… And let me guess, Sola Fide is also big with that crowd?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:55:59am

re: #150 Teukka

Wha… And let me guess, Sola Fide is also big with that crowd?

as long as you believe in the Right thing

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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:57:57am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

as long as you believe in the Right thing

*cough*
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
James 2:17 & 26
James 2 has some other nice stuff, like Favoritism being a NOPE.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:00:17am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:00:35am

re: #152 Teukka

*cough*
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
James 2:17 & 26
James 2 has some other nice stuff, like Favoritism being a NOPE.

There is a lot to both sides of this dispute: on the one hand the notion that merely going through the motions is useless if not accompanied by faith.

On the other hand, the idea is that True Faith will guide you to do the right things without needing a set of rituals to perform.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:01:28am

re: #153 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Donald Trump to become Florida Man.

That notion only just occurred to me. Carl Hiaasen can start writing another series of novels…

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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:04:58am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a lot to both sides of this dispute: on the one hand the notion that merely going through the motions is useless if not accompanied by faith.

On the other hand, the idea is that True Faith will guide you to do the right things without needing a set of rituals to perform.

Me, I see it as the theological variant of “If you talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk.”

Or tying into my favorite book universe:
“Do actions agree with words? There’s your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words.”

- Frank Herbert: Chapterhouse: Dune

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:09:38am

re: #156 Teukka

Me, I see it as the theological variant of “If you talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk.”

Ans Nietzsche: his Übermensch is someone who does good because they want to do good and understand why it is necessary, not because they fear Divine Wrath and Hellfire.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:19:13am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That notion only just occurred to me. Carl Hiaasen can start writing another series of novels…

I suspect that Cheeto has already made several appearances in various guises in Carl’s novels.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:24:09am

re: #158 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I suspect that Cheeto has already made several appearances in various guises in Carl’s novels.

He has had a lot of shady land developers and resort owners, yes…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:29:05am

This story just gets worse and worse.

5th victim dies in California Halloween party shooting; no arrests
kcbd.com
(I give up trying to highlight on this goddamn idiocratic phone)

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Dave In Austin  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:35:15am
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Florida Panhandler  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:42:24am

re: #69 uriel

Not to mention that in fact Neil Young is Canadian.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:57:18am

re: #161 Dave In Austin

Yeah, Mississippi is not a powerhouse economic state and the people here who DO have healthy 401Ks don’t want anything to do with a fucking Trump rally.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:05:56am

re: #54 teleskiguy

I saw Dylan at Red Rocks back in 2007. He played guitar on the first tune “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” and that was it. He played keys for the rest of the show. No harmonica. He did play “Blowin’ In The Wind,” but other than that it was stuff from Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, and his new album at the time Modern Times. I thought the experience delightful, but the olds there were quite disappointed.

makeitstop, your explanation of why Dylan does what he does these days makes a lot of sense.

If any lizard would know…

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William Lewis  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:07:44am

re: #152 Teukka

*cough*
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
James 2:17 & 26
James 2 has some other nice stuff, like Favoritism being a NOPE.

Utterly hated by Luther as well. The sneakiest part is that it reads much like a synagogue sermon and is much more likely to refer to actually held beliefs of the early church than any of the psudeo-Pauline (Timothy, Titus, etc) epistles that tried (successfully, alas… :( ) to force a Roman cultural overlay on the previously more radical Christianity.

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jeffreyw  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:12:23am

Good morning!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:13:11am

re: #87 HappyWarrior

I don’t care if he had Lincoln’s record, what he did is worthy of not just impeachment but serious prison time.

Hes not a Robin hood

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:14:38am

re: #89 The Ghost of a Flea

I know at this point I’m just the grizzled stranger in a goat hair cassock shrieking “Doom” while I point one crooked finger at nothing in particular in the middle of the town square and wave about a staff topped with a crucified pigeon in the other….

…but I swear it’s because they don’t have imaginations, and thus don’t understand lyrics, and thus only engage with media on an incredibly shallow “what is the hook what is the repeatable lyric that can be glossed as supporting my unexamined worldview.”

Like, bad, trite art and bad, trite reads of art just form a stink cloud around reactionaries, and I think it’s because they lack the ability to acknowledge things that don’t even indirectly critique their worldview. As such, all challenged art is threatening and offensive, and “good art” cleaves to convention not because conventions are established by the patina of skilled effort, but because what is familiar and established in the status quo does not make them threatened.

So when they like good art it’s because they’ve been told it’s good, and look no deeper into what an piece means (musical, visual, dramatic)…because the only value of art is as a mirror. Hence why so often they conjure with older art and artists (and genres, like classical music) as signs of their own taste and intelligence, but never engage deeply with one painter versus another, or a later period (once considered revolutionary and vulger) and an earlier one.

I know where you can borrow a scythe

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:15:47am

re: #93 The Ghost of a Flea

The above doubles as any explanation for how stadium country lumbers along.

Twang your voice and sound like you want to have sex with your truck, and a certain number of people will buy in every time because that the entirety of their checklist on what makes good music.

Well that is depressingly spot on

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:30:42am

apropos of the throwaway culture, think concentrates

look in a store at how many products are …something… mixed with water

all that water is trucked and transported around the country: excess packaging, fuel, bulk, etc

if many of these things were reduced back to concentrates (or never diluted), and properly packaged, there could be significant environmental and cost savings

(i am not a chemist)

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:35:43am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Calvinism.

Wealth as an outward sign of Inner Grace (and Moral Superiority).

Poor people are poor because they are lazy or fritter their earnings away on alcohol, drugs, gambling or whoring…

We still buy into that belief big-time even when we don’t know where it comes from.

But see #93 above
Those poor people are the righteous exception

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:36:45am

re: #153 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:39:11am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a lot to both sides of this dispute: on the one hand the notion that merely going through the motions is useless if not accompanied by faith.

On the other hand, the idea is that True Faith will guide you to do the right things without needing a set of rituals to perform.

An omnipotent, omniscient God would know your true inner motivations anyway, right?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:41:27am

*Tap*
*Tap*
*Tap*

Is this thing on?

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:41:48am

re: #93 The Ghost of a Flea

The above doubles as any explanation for how stadium country lumbers along.

Twang your voice and sound like you want to have sex with your truck, and a certain number of people will buy in every time because that the entirety of their checklist on what makes good music.

And what is music otherwise?

I have a friend who paints. He’s every bit the moody artist. I have only every understood a couple of his pieces. But people will buy his stuff, occasionally, to hang in company lobbies. It’s not really much different.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:45:35am

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall

— Nick Miroff / Washington Post: SAN DIEGO — Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads …

Uhhh….Dudes know their way around Home Depot.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:51:44am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall

Uhhh….Dudes know their way around Home Depot.

I just read this
-they never figured anyone could easily cut the bollards
- so the overall design didn’t consider the ease of lever action if someone did

AssGate
Amateurs one and all. Including the cronie contractors they hire

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:52:55am

Through all this don’t forget

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:56:29am

re: #177 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

I just read this
-they never figured anyone could easily cut the bollards
- so the overall design didn’t consider the ease of lever action if someone did

AssGate
Amateurs one and all. Including the cronie contractors they hire

We traveled along miles of the “replacement” wall in the El Paso area. The whole installation is profiled like the old Roman “fossa valloque”. Someone in El Paso gets the street-naming snark award—for a couple miles he fence parallels “Cesar Chavez Highway”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:57:48am

re: #169 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Well that is depressingly spot on

Did you know there is a satirical country song about how country music folks continually compete over who’s “more country”?

HARDY - REDNECKER (Official Video)

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:04:01am

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Did you know there is a satirical country song about how country music folks continually compete over who’s “more country”?

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an old joke:

YouTube

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lizardofid  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:04:17am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall

Uhhh….Dudes know their way around Home Depot.

As long as there’s a $150b market on this side, there’ll be a way to serve it, no?

Oh, morning all!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:06:56am

re: #182 lizardofid

As long as there’s a $150b market on this side, there’ll be a way to serve it, no?

Oh, morning all!

We dont need no stinkeen ladders, or pillows, or ropes or

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:10:40am

re: #182 lizardofid

As long as there’s a $150b market on this side, there’ll be a way to serve it, no?

Oh, morning all!

Yup. In the meantime they did stop us from having lunch in Juarez (1 to 5 hour border delays). Leaving the immediate border area, everyone on I10 was diverted through a fixed inspection station about 15 miles into Texas. The stop was cursory, probably because of the dogs and obvious high-tech sensors/imaging cameras.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:22:41am

re: #184 Decatur Deb

That’s the Willie Nelson check point. Named for obvious reasons.

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lizardofid  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:28:00am

re: #184 Decatur Deb

Yup. In the meantime they did stop us from having lunch in Juarez (1 to 5 hour border delays). Leaving the immediate border area, everyone on I10 was diverted through a fixed inspection station about 15 miles into Texas. The stop was cursory, probably because of the dogs and obvious high-tech sensors/imaging cameras.

Not sure if it’s still open, (and it’s a right far piece out of your way) but Boquillas used to be a good option. ; )

visitbigbend.com

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:29:10am

re: #185 Dave In Austin

That’s the Willie Nelson check point. Named for obvious reasons.

“Across the Border Line”, or “Where Has My Country Gone?”

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:30:07am

re: #186 lizardofid

Not sure if it’s still open, (and it’s a right far piece out of your way) but Boquillas used to be a good option. ; )

visitbigbend.com

We’ll try again in a couple years. Maybe we can change some thinking by then.

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lizardofid  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:33:36am

re: #188 Decatur Deb

We’ll try again in a couple years. Maybe we can change some thinking by then.

Try to hit the park down there if you can. It’s my favorite corner of the state.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:37:39am
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:38:32am

I wonder if we can at least get Mexico to pay for the repairs to the wall.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:41:29am

re: #181 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

an old joke:

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Video

That really made me laugh. Startled the cat off my lap.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:43:28am

re: #191 Barefoot Grin

I wonder if we can at least get Mexico to pay for the repairs to the wall.

They still have a lot of spare rebar in Juarez.

At the scrapyard, many of the cobalt pellets that had remained in the source capsule were scattered around when the teletherapy unit was dropped by a magnetic crane. The rest of the pellets stuck to the magnet and became mixed with steel leaving the scrapyard. Most of the latter went to two local foundries. One foundry melted down the steel to produce the pedestal-style table legs used in fast food restaurants. The other produced steel rods (re-bar) for reinforcing concrete.

orau.org

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lizardofid  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:47:36am

re: #193 Decatur Deb

They still have a lot of spare rebar in Juarez.

orau.org

Nice. And I’ll wager Trump could negotiate a whale of a deal on it!

ETA: And send Perry to load it up!

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:49:42am

re: #193 Decatur Deb

They still have a lot of spare rebar in Juarez.

orau.org

Don’t need no stinking regulatory oversight!

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:50:48am

This is a very good article on some of what is at stake over Giuliani and Trump (and now Barr)’s escapades.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:52:20am

re: #189 lizardofid

Try to hit the park down there if you can. It’s my favorite corner of the state.

Our original plan was to go to Agua Prieta near Ft Huachuca, but that crossing is smaller and more delay-prone than El Paso. We’re looking to avoid backtracking I10 next time, so following the coast and river to Big Bend might be a plus. We also have to start using parks more than commercial campgrounds.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:55:01am

re: #195 Barefoot Grin

Don’t need no stinking regulatory oversight!

That stuff crossed the border twice—it started as medical surplus from the US, then came back as rebar.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:57:19am

re: #140 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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While being brought up in a Roman Catholic household and attending Catholic schools, I always referred to communion as Ritualistic Cannibalism.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:02:52am

re: #199 Eventual Carrion

While being brought up in a Roman Catholic household and attending Catholic schools, I always referred to communion as Ritualistic Cannibalism.

In our church (Presby) they just cut up pieces of Wonder Bread, so Jesus had a tendency to stick to the roof of the mouth (washed down a moment later with a thimble of Welchs grape juice).

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:06:14am

re: #198 Decatur Deb

That stuff crossed the border twice—it started as medical surplus from the US, then came back as rebar.

The jewelry making/refining biz had a big radioactive gold incident twety years ago. Refiners bought radiation detectors to be safe. upi.com

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:08:13am

re: #144 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

When I was little, milk came in a glass bottle, orange juice came in a glass bottle, soft drinks came in glass bottles (this was before aluminum cans became popular), etc.

The throw-away container really became dominant just in our lifetimes.

Going back to the old ways may be better.

When I was a kid our milk came in glass bottles too, but not from a “store”. Ours would get delivered from a local dairy a couple miles up the road. By mid 70’s they had stopped delivery but you just had to bring your bottles back to the farm and exchange for filled ones. Still no throwing anything away. That farm closed sometime in the 80’s and most people were left with store bought throw-away containers.

Here is the exact bottles our milk came in. Hell I might have had my hand on this exact bottle at one time or another :-)

My kids still mess with me when I absently pull the milk jug out of the fridge and shake it. Reflex from before homogenization became big, mix the cream back into the milk.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:11:23am

re: #202 Eventual Carrion

My kids still mess with me when I absently pull the milk jug out of the fridge and shake it. Reflex from before homogenization became big, mix the cream back into the milk.

delivery guy leaving milk bottles on the back stoop on cold winter mornings…cream popping out of the bottle in a frozen cylinder with that little cardboard stopper stuck on top.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:14:17am

re: #202 Eventual Carrion

Back in the day some houses were built with a small hatches that opened up inside and outside of the house lined with cork to keep the milk cold.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:16:14am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

delivery guy leaving milk bottles on the back stoop on cold winter mornings…cream popping out of the bottle in a frozen cylinder with that little cardboard stopper stuck on top.

Young’uns have a hard time visualizing the ancient days. I remember sawdust-flaked ice being delivered to our icebox from a horse-drawn wagon. That was in a major American city well after WWII.

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:19:43am
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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:21:39am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:24:08am

re: #206 jaunte

Very much, but in central Pittsburgh he’d be a black guy from the Hill District, and have a pad of burlap sack on his shoulder to cushion the trip up three flights of stairs.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:24:31am

re: #196 Barefoot Grin

This is a very good article on some of what is at stake over Giuliani and Trump (and now Barr)’s escapades.

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Hate to mention it but this horse left the barn years ago. Long, long ago.

Ukrainian citizens have a tip or two to offer the American public at this moment of political crisis.

In eastern Europe, we paid a terrible price for having once allowed an unrestricted stream of big money into our political systems. Those Ukrainian fixers and thugs who terrorized my father later started buying up local elected officials. Then, together with other mobsters, they brought their “business” to the Ukrainian parliament, paying MPs to write laws to their liking. Then they decided that paying parliament members to do what they wanted wasn’t efficient—so those fixers and their bosses got themselves into parliament, through election rigging and vote buying. In the end, they ran the country exactly the way they ran their rackets. The two enterprises became inseparable. In our region, we call it a “captured state.”

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:25:22am
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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:26:09am

Administrative cancellation of equal rights, brought to you by the Trump GOP.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:26:40am

Oh Facebook. Can I please report my dear friend DIED before this birthday I should be celebrating with him? JFC.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:37:36am

re: #204 Eric The Fruit Bat

Back in the day some houses were built with a small hatches that opened up inside and outside of the house lined with cork to keep the milk cold.

We had a lined tin box on the breezeway that the delivery person would leave the milk in (and get the empty bottles from). Kept them out of the elements pretty well.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:38:26am

re: #206 jaunte

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The Iceman Cometh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:42:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:42:38am
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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:42:48am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a lot to both sides of this dispute: on the one hand the notion that merely going through the motions is useless if not accompanied by faith.

On the other hand, the idea is that True Faith will guide you to do the right things without needing a set of rituals to perform.

Just thought I’d point out that the most Calvinist of Calvinists believe in something called “evanescent grace.” Which means, basically, that God can trick you into thinking you’re elect but you’re not. Here’s a quote from chapter 10, paragraph 4 of the London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (footnotes omitted):

Others not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the Word, and may have some common operations of the Spirit, yet not being effectually drawn by the Father, they neither will nor can truly come to Christ, and therefore cannot be saved: much less can men that do not receive the Christian religion be saved; be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature and the law of that religion they do profess.

the1689confession.com

These people call themselves 1689 Confession, 1689 Baptists, that sort of thing. But that’s the sort of nonsense they believe in. If their god is the one in charge, I will HAPPILY give that being the double one finger salute as I’m being dragged off for eternity. Because unlike that god, I actually do have morals.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:44:34am

unbelievable bullshit campaign garbage filling my snailmailbox.
glossy cards warning me of socialism, the squad, abortion if Beshear wins…all in screaming capital letters.

also, just got a trump robocall.

blech

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:45:44am

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

unbelievable bullshit campaign garbage filling my snailmailbox.
glossy cards warning me of socialism, the squad, abortion if Beshear wins…all in screaming capital letters.

also, just got a trump robocall.

blech

I have a trash bin under the mailbox. It says SPAM on it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:46:09am

re: #219 Rightwingconspirator

I have a trash bin under the mailbox. It says SPAM on it.

I have a shredder

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:46:54am
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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:47:47am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have a shredder

You just gave me an idea for a fun little slap at Trump video. A loop of shredding GOP print ads. In the same spirit as those “Aquarium” and “Fireplace” DVD’s.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:47:59am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have a shredder

Even shredders are no longer a safe way of dealing with sensitive documents - your best bet is to shred and then place the shredded paper into a burn bag.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:48:51am
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Florida Panhandler  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:49:13am

re: #200 Barefoot Grin

In our church (Presby) they just cut up pieces of Wonder Bread, so Jesus had a tendency to stick to the roof of the mouth (washed down a moment later with a thimble of Welchs grape juice).

Yeah, I grew up with that whole symbolic cannibalism thing. Except my church was saltine crackers and grape juice. Funny that a sect that preached en-erring fundamentalism and that the Bible specifically mentions wine as the sacrament that these fundies still impose cutural notions of no alcohol and it is ok to ignore specific Biblical instruction.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:49:37am

This is exactly how the Pharisees were.

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jeffreyw  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:53:25am

re: #144 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

When I was little, milk came in a glass bottle, orange juice came in a glass bottle, soft drinks came in glass bottles (this was before aluminum cans became popular), etc.

The throw-away container really became dominant just in our lifetimes.

Going back to the old ways may be better.

I had a uncle that ran a tiny neighborhood store that had a Coke machine, one of those old timey things that you had to shove a lever down to get a soda. It dispensed those 7oz glass bottles. He liked to brag that they were still a nickle. Any place else they were a dime.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:54:21am

re: #226 Eclectic Cyborg

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This is exactly how the Pharisees were.

Here is what those 2 Corinthians had to say about it:

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 New International Version (NIV)

13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

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danarchy  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:56:02am

re: #223 Eric The Fruit Bat

Even shredders are no longer a safe way of dealing with sensitive documents - your best bet is to shred and then place the shredded paper into a burn bag.

Unless you are dealing with state secrets, a cross cut shredder should be just fine. Your run of the mill identity thief is going to look for easier targets.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:56:42am

re: #225 Florida Panhandler

Yeah, I grew up with that whole symbolic cannibalism thing. Except my church was saltine crackers and grape juice. Funny that a sect that preached en-erring fundamentalism and that the Bible specifically mentions wine as the sacrament that these fundies still impose cutural notions of no alcohol and it is ok to ignore specific Biblical instruction.

had a local fire and brimstone preacher who insisted that the “wine” in the Bible was “unfermented grape juice”.

he used those exact words.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:57:42am

re: #190 Dave In Austin

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Tax the quacks!

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 8:59:41am

re: #217 mmmirele

Just thought I’d point out that the most Calvinist of Calvinists believe in something called “evanescent grace.” Which means, basically, that God can trick you into thinking you’re elect but you’re not. Here’s a quote from chapter 10, paragraph 4 of the London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (footnotes omitted):

the1689confession.com

These people call themselves 1689 Confession, 1689 Baptists, that sort of thing. But that’s the sort of nonsense they believe in. If their god is the one in charge, I will HAPPILY give that being the double one finger salute as I’m being dragged off for eternity. Because unlike that god, I actually do have morals.

Inferno XXV, 1-15. Vanni Fucci had been bitten by a serpent, instantly transformed into ashes, and then, like the phoenix, reconstituted into his former shape. This was his punishment for robbing the treasury of San Jacopo in the Church of San Zeno, Pistoia, in 1293. Here Vanni Fucci blasphemes against God with an obscene gesture. The flames rain down on him from the dark cloud above and serpents renew their attacks on him.

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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:04:47am

re: #223 Eric The Fruit Bat

Even shredders are no longer a safe way of dealing with sensitive documents - your best bet is to shred and then place the shredded paper into a burn bag.

I take my shredding to work and put it in the shred bin. By “shred” I mean there is a truck from the information destruction company that turns it into mulch and then hauls off the mulch.

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:08:17am

Conservative SCOTUS going to bat for the rights of fraudsters to keep the money they steal.

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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:09:18am

re: #232 Decatur Deb

Yep. Exactly that. The thing about the Calvinist god that you got to keep in mind is this: you can live like a saint, but if you’re not of God’s elect, chosen before the foundation of the world, and selected by God for heaven as an act of his supreme will, you are going to hell. That’s just single predestination (the Calvinist god picks the elect). Double predestination has the Calvinist god picking the elect AND the damned. In other words, some people were chosen by that god from the foundation of the world to be damned.

Ah nope, I’d rather go to hell than worship a god like that.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:10:29am

Horse-drawn carts and wagons were still fairly common when I was a child in England, especially in rural areas. Our milkman’s vehicle, called a float for some reason, was horse drawn.

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lizardofid  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:10:34am

Here come the g-kids. Later all!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:11:02am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:13:35am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

had a local fire and brimstone preacher who insisted that the “wine” in the Bible was “unfermented grape juice”.

he used those exact words.

My Midwestern (Iowa) grandparents said exactly the same thing. After my father left home and moved to the east coast, religion was dropped from his, and therefore never entered my, life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:13:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:17:16am
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:23:23am

re: #234 jaunte

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Conservative SCOTUS going to bat for the rights of fraudsters to keep the money they steal.

Stole it fair and square.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:25:17am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

And here I thought the Roman Catholic Church I was forced to attend used back-warshed sacramental grape juice because the priest was a recovering alcoholic.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:27:38am

re: #236 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Horse-drawn carts and wagons were still fairly common when I was a child in England, especially in rural areas. Our milkman’s vehicle, called a float for some reason, was horse drawn.

I live in rural NW PA. Many of our local stores still have hitching posts outside of them. They are not for rustic adornment, they are used. Our local Walmart put up a buggy barn for the Amish that shop to have a place to park their horses and buggy’s out of the elements.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:28:39am

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

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SMITHERS!!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:29:54am

re: #190 Dave In Austin

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:31:43am

moron in chief will be all over this:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:33:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 9:36:01am
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:06:21am

The thread has flatlined.

Charged
Clear
*zap*
Any pulse?

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Stanley Sea  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:07:10am
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Disloyal Archangel  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:09:32am

re: #250 Eventual Carrion

The thread has flatlined.

Charged
Clear
*zap*
Any pulse?

Giphy

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Jay C  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:15:56am

re: #250 Eventual Carrion

The thread has flatlined.

Charged
Clear
*zap*
Any pulse?

Lub-dub.
Lub-dub.
Lub-dub.

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:26:03am

re: #250 Eventual Carrion

The thread has flatlined.

Charged
Clear
*zap*
Any pulse?

Ow! :)

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:28:45am

re: #250 Eventual Carrion

Are you saying that the thread went dead and I did not have a thing to do with it?

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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:28:47am

Normally I don’t make signs until Sunday morning, because I like to let my thoughts marinate, but I made signs this morning because some woman on my Trump-loving Congressman’s FB page is being an ass. She posted my picture from FB, so that everyone could “see the troll.” (My response: “59 and living my best life!”) So I made the signs and posted them to Rep. Biggs’ FB.

Sunday’s target is the Hillsong franchise in Mesa, Arizona. And the point is to let them know that their fearless leader, Brian Houston, is a man who covered up his father’s serial child sexual abuse. This didn’t come out until the Royal Commission inquiry in Australia in 2014. Here’s the latest story on this:

theguardian.com

I put that story on flyers I will have available to anyone who asks for details.

One of Frank Houston’s victims, Brent Sengstock, has come out publicly to discuss this. (He’d previously testified anonymously before the Royal Commission.) Sengstock has terminal stage 4 cancer. Sengstock’s Member of Parliament (Australia) is concerned Sengstock will not get justice before he dies.

theguardian.com

That was 11 months ago. Sengstock is still with us, but Brian Houston is such a #$%^!@^% he can’t apologize to a man dying of cancer.

ETA: There’s an ongoing controversy as to whether Aussie PM Scott Morrison tried to bring Houston over to the USA and have Houston go to a state dinner with Trump. Apparently someone at the State Department was on their game and told Morrison no, but Morrison is now denying that it ever happened. So that’s actually ONE good thing to come out of the shitshow that is the Trump administration.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:36:48am

He’s dead Jim

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:45:47am

Just looking around on Twitter, and these Mueller documents are going to make Trump’s bad situation a lot worse.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:49:49am

re: #258 makeitstop

This is going to make Watergate look tame.

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:51:30am
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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:52:29am
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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:53:20am

Next, kids, we’ll build little cages!

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:53:51am

re: #213 Eventual Carrion

We had a lined tin box on the breezeway that the delivery person would leave the milk in (and get the empty bottles from). Kept them out of the elements pretty well.

this was ours growing up. its on the back deck now

and this tulip top sits on our table, these days its for water

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:55:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:56:33am

re: #258 makeitstop

Just looking around on Twitter, and these Mueller documents are going to make Trump’s bad situation a lot worse.

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briefed Hannity…

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 10:58:51am
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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:00:28am

I decided to help the woman who is stalking me on my Congressman’s FB page. She posted my FB profile picture. I posted this back. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:01:59am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:02:12am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just another argument but not “I didn’t do it”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:04:25am

re: #242 Eventual Carrion

Stole it fair and square.

“Does that mean I can keep the watch….?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:08:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:09:23am

good fucking grief…

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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:21:13am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:22:03am

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

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Spoken like a true rich and clueless asshole.

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:27:25am
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plansbandc  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:27:56am

Now we know why my favorite player is so great. He’s from a very famous line. :D

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:33:43am

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:35:39am

British supermarket chain Asda is trying to force its workers into a really horrible contract. It cuts paid breaks, pay on bank holidays and pay for premium night shifts. Oh, and Asda says it’s raising wages by a whopping—get this—18p per hour. That works out to 23 cents American. Asda says it’s going to force its workers into the contract if they work next week, saying that working is acquiescence to the contract’s terms. Previously, Asda had said they would sack anyone who didn’t sign, but now, it’s the whole acquiescence thing.

Late capitalism SUCKS.

theguardian.com

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:41:52am

Just a reminder for this weekend.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:42:02am
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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:42:33am

Garrett Epps:
“When one side of a political struggle has shown itself willing to commit crimes, collaborate with foreign powers, destroy institutions, lie brazenly about facts readily ascertainable to anyone, should the other side—can the other side—then pretend these things did not happen?”

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Jay C  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:52:47am

re: #274 Eclectic Cyborg

Spoken like a true rich and clueless asshole.

Yeah. I’ll have to pass these words of wisdom on to my friend in SoCal who has had to dump the contents of her freezer/fridge ( and can barely afford said contents) three times in the past week due to multi-day outages from PG&E…

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Chrysicat  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:56:30am

Let’s see if I can get this all pasted in before the new thread opens:

Why is it I always wind up engaged in debates that get no RTs either from my side or the enemy’s whenever I follow a trend?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 11:58:18am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:04:05pm

Are we all in agreement that Donald Trump might be the worst fucking thing to ever happen to America??

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plansbandc  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:06:55pm

re: #285 Eclectic Cyborg

Other than the Civil War, yes. And we might just have another Civil War because of him, so…

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:07:09pm

re: #285 Eclectic Cyborg

Are we all in agreement that Donald Trump might be the worst fucking thing to ever happen to America??

Ain’t no ‘might’ about it.

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Jay C  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:09:06pm

re: #283 Chrysicat

Let’s see if I can get this all pasted in before the new thread opens:

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Why is it I always wind up engaged in debates that get no RTs either from my side or the enemy’s whenever I follow a trend?

Not much of a “debate” when one side has little/nothing else to resort to but denialism and childish insults.*

*Basically Trump’s entire Presidency.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:13:53pm

re: #283 Chrysicat

Let’s see if I can get this all pasted in before the new thread opens:

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Why is it I always wind up engaged in debates that get no RTs either from my side or the enemy’s whenever I follow a trend?

You can’t engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed MAGAT!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:24:01pm

re: #121 Belafon

See #115.

Well that’s good (less bad?) news. Yay training!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:28:36pm
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:34:25pm

re: #291 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I triple dog demand you


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