The Bob Cesca Podcast: OK Boomer

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show, powered by John H. Fisher, P.C.:

OK Boomer — NSFW! Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; John Oliver’s stupendous Bob Murray segment and ‘Eat Shit Bob’; SLAPP suits; Buzz vs Twitter vs PBS; Trump bombs at the Economic Club of New York; Impeachment and the Electoral College; The public impeachment hearings; Trump stopped Bolton from pushing back against Russia in the Black Sea; Nikki Haley can’t be trusted; Anonymous excerpts; With music by Jesse Terry and Prehab; and more!

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280 comments

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 12:57:55pm

I wonder when “Okay X-er” is going to be come the new catchphrase…

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lawhawk  Nov 13, 2019 • 12:59:43pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:00:56pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I wonder when “Okay X-er” is going to be come the new catchphrase…

Never, because nobody gives a shit about us X-ers. We’ll be the next after the Silent Generation to not have any president from our cohort. We’re just Megan Mullally off in the corner drinking wine from the bottle.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:01:32pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I wonder when “Okay X-er” is going to be come the new catchphrase…

I’ll just respond I’m too much of a slacker to care and in spite of all my rage I am still just a rat in cage.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:02:01pm

re: #3 i(m)p(each)sos

Never, because nobody gives a shit about us X-ers. We’ll be the next after the Silent Generation to not have any president from our cohort. We’re just Megan Mullally off in the corner drinking wine from the bottle.

Which is exactly how we like it.

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jaunte  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:02:14pm
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Scottish Dragon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:02:22pm

This idiot….

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:05:16pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I wonder when “Okay X-er” is going to be come the new catchphrase…

We’re going to be completely ignored, as usual. This is a fight between Millenials and Boomers.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:05:25pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:05:42pm

re: #7 Scottish Dragon

This idiot….

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The only way SMOTI would have written that is if he went full Mantan Moreland and stuck his dick in the mashed potatoes!

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:07:48pm

I really doubt the Patriots and the Seahawks are worried about the best 8-man team in the country.

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teleskiguy  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:07:49pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:08:04pm
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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:10:46pm

Business Insider did an analysis of what our rich people would look like if Warren’s wealth tax plan had been in place since 1982. Jeff Bezos would be worth $48.8B. Bill Gates would be worth $13.9B.

businessinsider.com

Edited: Corrected the he part.

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jaunte  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:11:53pm

Here he comes again.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:12:25pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:13:15pm

re: #14 Belafon

Only THIRTEEN Billion for Bill Gates?

Oh, the horror!

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lawhawk  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:14:05pm

re: #14 Belafon

Know who isn’t on that list?

Trump.

He likely wouldn’t be affected. /half

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:14:19pm
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DodgerFan1988  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:14:40pm

Two Dictators.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:14:47pm
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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:16:21pm

re: #14 Belafon

Reload, edited.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:18:29pm

re: #7 Scottish Dragon

This idiot….

2018…anything happen that year, politically? Oh yeah, now I remember.

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Teukka  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:19:34pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I wonder when “Okay X-er” is going to be come the new catchphrase…

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:20:58pm

re: #24 Teukka

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This is way funnier if you know that my wife’s family called her grandmother “Boomer” her whole life.

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lawhawk  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:21:04pm
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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:21:57pm

re: #24 Teukka

We called one grandmother Granny and the other one Grandma to keep their names separate.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:23:29pm

OT re the previous thread on being sober:

it’s a thing i really love about being here and interacting facelessly and without baggage

i relate to people on their merits and online ‘tone’. i learn what i learn about them based on what they want me to know, (or let slip)

your interests are varied and your experiences and areas of expertise are fascinating as are health concerns, families, etc.

and while i, like everyone else prejudges and sees through my own colored lenses - ie some he’s turned out to be she’s, etc., you all turned out to be taller than i thought.

when i learn stuff like this - these struggles and triumphs, i think, wow i didnt know that, and in not know that it didnt have any effect on my ‘evaluation’ of who you are and arent

i’ve been seeing the same doctor for 15 years. he talks about his adult kids a lot - because he’s proud - and because they were runners so it’s a logical topic for us.

last time in he mentioned he was a ham radio operator. and is like a master at morse code and using the key.

it was like peeling back a layer of onion or seeing a new facet of a diamond.

life is full of cool people.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:25:01pm

re: #27 Belafon

We called one grandmother Granny and the other one Grandma to keep their names separate.

Dads mom was Nana. Mom’s mom is Grandma. Two totally different ladies.

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jaunte  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:28:38pm
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jaunte  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:30:03pm
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:30:21pm

re: #27 Belafon

We called one grandmother Granny and the other one Grandma to keep their names separate.

grandma emma and grandma dot
we never got confused
they didnt even look alike ;-)

same with grandpas

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:30:55pm

re: #31 jaunte

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I’m glad they’re not humoring him. It wasn’t a transcript.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:31:28pm

re: #31 jaunte

it’s not a hoax. its real. it’s on all the networks

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:32:02pm

re: #14 Belafon

Business Insider did an analysis of what our rich people would look like if Warren’s wealth tax plan had been in place since 1982. Jeff Bezos would be worth $48.8B. Bill Gates would be worth $13.9B.

businessinsider.com

Edited: Corrected the he part.

I’m curious how they do the math. I suspect that many of those people would have had to sell stock to pay the wealth tax which would likely have driven stock prices down, further reducing their net wealth. And then there’s the question of what those sales would have meant for the larger economy - as in, what if Gates or Bezos or Walton or whomever had to sell enough stock that they lost their controlling interest in the companies they founded/owned/ran and institutional investor types were able to gain control of the board of directors?

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:32:14pm

re: #32 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

grandma emma and grandma dot
we never got confused
they didnt even look alike ;-)

same with grandpas

My mom’s sister’s name is Annette. When I was a toddler, I couldn’t pronounce Aunt Annette properly, so I would say Aunt Nette, and that’s what stuck.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:35:39pm

re: #14 Belafon

Business Insider did an analysis of what our rich people would look like if Warren’s wealth tax plan had been in place since 1982. Jeff Bezos would be worth $48.8B. Bill Gates would be worth $13.9B.

businessinsider.com

Edited: Corrected the he part.

sorry this is based on an idiotic assumption
these people are rich, smart and know how to protect and build wealth

Assuming no appreciation or depreciation on their listed net worth, here’s how long it would take for some of America’s most famous billionaires to lose their billionaire status,

the article is just based on mathematics
its meaningless

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:37:02pm

Stone trial.

Republican report not accurate? Who’da thunk?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:37:17pm

re: #36 Belafon

My mom’s sister’s name is Annette. When I was a toddler, I couldn’t pronounce Aunt Annette properly, so I would say Auntnette, and that’s what stuck.

and thats how aliases are born

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:39:16pm

re: #35 KGxvi

I’m curious how they do the math. I suspect that many of those people would have had to sell stock to pay the wealth tax which would likely have driven stock prices down, further reducing their net wealth. And then there’s the question of what those sales would have meant for the larger economy - as in, what if Gates or Bezos or Walton or whomever had to sell enough stock that they lost their controlling interest in the companies they founded/owned/ran and institutional investor types were able to gain control of the board of directors?

My heart bleeds for the poor, poor billionaires.

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lawhawk  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:40:54pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:41:01pm

re: #34 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

it’s not a hoax. its real. it’s on all the networks

Oh, so you’re going to believe your lying eyes and ears and TV and Internets now, are you?

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:41:38pm

re: #40 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

My heart bleeds for the poor, poor billionaires.

It’s not the billionaires, it’s the rest of the economy I’m wondering about. Do you want Bain Capital style vulture capitalists having majority control over our largest businesses?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:41:42pm

re: #41 lawhawk

Completely coincidental, move along, nothing to see here.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:42:55pm

re: #35 KGxvi

That would be in interesting question. How would Microsoft had been run if Gates was only the CEO? Would he have been ousted at any point in time?

Or Walmart? Would the board have used it’s reach to squeeze other companies like Sam did? Would the stores still be 24 hours?

Or Amazon? Would they have taken the losing revenue as long as Bezos accepted in order to get the company where it is today?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:43:18pm

in other interesting news:

A new Atlanta Journal Constitution poll in Georgia finds Joe Biden leading President Trump in a potential 2020 match up, 51% to 43%.

In other match ups, Bernie Sanders tops the president, 48% to 44%, Elizabeth Warren leads, 47% to 44% and Pete Buttigieg is ahead, 46% to 43%.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:44:17pm

re: #46 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

in other interesting news:

It’s one poll but Trump is in deep shit.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:44:22pm

re: #42 Sir John Barron

Oh, so you’re going to believe your lying eyes and ears and TV and Internets now, are you?

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its even on fox, though curiously they explain everything differently

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:44:34pm

re: #43 KGxvi

It’s not the billionaires, it’s the rest of the economy I’m wondering about. Do you want Bain Capital style vulture capitalists having majority control over our largest businesses?

Perhaps they might pay taxes, too.

Perhaps they have to pay something for buying companies for the sole purpose of ripping them apart for profits alone. Talk about hits to local economies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:44:44pm

re: #36 Belafon

My mom’s sister’s name is Annette. When I was a toddler, I couldn’t pronounce Aunt Annette properly, so I would say Aunt Nette, and that’s what stuck.

And so did your Uncle marry Auntnette?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:45:37pm

re: #47 HappyWarrior

It’s one poll but Trump is in deep shit.

Not deep enough. Not yet.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:48:46pm

re: #51 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not deep enough. Not yet.

hey, i said ‘interesting’ …

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:49:05pm

re: #51 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not deep enough. Not yet.

Well no he’s not Challenger Deep level but seems to me that the Biden smear campaign isn’t working.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:49:31pm

re: #45 Belafon

That would be in interesting question. How would Microsoft had been run if Gates was only the CEO? Would he have been ousted at any point in time?

Or Walmart? Would the board have used it’s reach to squeeze other companies like Sam did? Would the stores still be 24 hours?

Or Amazon? Would they have taken the losing revenue as long as Bezos accepted in order to get the company where it is today?

I think there’s too many downstream effects over 40 years to properly game this out. But I don’t think the “simple” math they did is worth much of anything.

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dirkdigglerjr  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:49:40pm

re: #36 Belafon

I was the first grandchild. My dad wanted me to call his mom Granny. Instead I said Nanny and that is what stuck for me and the future grandkids.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:49:44pm

re: #52 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

hey, i said ‘interesting’ …

I’m hoping for complete devastation, myself.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:50:48pm
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sagehen  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:51:03pm

re: #35 KGxvi

I’m curious how they do the math. I suspect that many of those people would have had to sell stock to pay the wealth tax which would likely have driven stock prices down, further reducing their net wealth. And then there’s the question of what those sales would have meant for the larger economy - as in, what if Gates or Bezos or Walton or whomever had to sell enough stock that they lost their controlling interest in the companies they founded/owned/ran and institutional investor types were able to gain control of the board of directors?

They wouldn’t have had to sell any stock; they’d just have issued dividends every year (which they haven’t always). Those dividends would have spread the wealth more broadly, and increased a bunch of other people’s taxes too.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:51:53pm

re: #46 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

So it’s Biden then. He’s far from perfect but we have to win. I’ll vote for Warner in the primaries but am prepared to support Biden against Trump.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:53:02pm

re: #46 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

I saw that earlier. I think Harris beat him too. There was someone on twitter suggesting that it might have overweighted college educated voters and underweighted non-college educated white voters… but even so, it should be pretty damn scary for Trump and his ilk

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:53:31pm

re: #59 Patricia Kayden

So it’s Biden then. He’s far from perfect but we have to win. I’ll vote for Warner in the primaries but am prepared to support Biden against Trump.

in the primary, your preference
in the general, blue no matter who
(and no, there’s no need to worry who it won’t be)

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:55:25pm

re: #56 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m hoping for complete devastation, myself.

patience
it’s day one of this, um, event
and a year to election day

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:56:42pm

re: #43 KGxvi

It’s not the billionaires, it’s the rest of the economy I’m wondering about. Do you want Bain Capital style vulture capitalists having majority control over our largest businesses?

Nothing is going to stop companies for giving more stock to its founders to keep control. Companies that are doing well will continue to do so.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:56:49pm

re: #60 KGxvi

I saw that earlier. I think Harris beat him too. There was someone on twitter suggesting that it might have overweighted college educated voters and underweighted non-college educated white voters… but even so, it should be pretty damn scary for Trump and his ilk

maybe just maybe georgia isnt deep red any more

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:56:49pm

re: #57 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

The whistleblower, if the image I have seen is accurate, would be the kind of person they could get to trip up in a committee meeting because he’s young, and the story could become about his accuracy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:57:26pm

re: #64 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

maybe just maybe georgia isnt deep red any more

But it has a major crook as SOS.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:57:28pm

re: #61 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

in the primary, your preference
in the general, blue no matter who
(and no, there’s no need to worry who it won’t be)

Yeah, I don’t really have to worry about the people at the bottom of my list.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:58:00pm

re: #65 Belafon

The whistleblower, if the image I have seen is accurate, would be the kind of person they could get to trip up in a committee meeting because he’s young, and the story could become about his accuracy.

they got some pretty sharp lawyers on their side

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 1:58:09pm

re: #64 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

maybe just maybe georgia isnt deep red any more

Stacey Abrams would agree with that. Imo Arizona and Georgia could be the 2020 version of 2008 Virginia and Colorado.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:00:28pm

re: #58 sagehen

They wouldn’t have had to sell any stock; they’d just have issued dividends every year (which they haven’t always). Those dividends would have spread the wealth more broadly, and increased a bunch of other people’s taxes too.

possibly, but that also means those businesses likely grow slower, meaning potentially fewer jobs within those companies and/or contracts with other companies for goods and/or services.

You’re right that it would spread the wealth around a bit more, which would likely be a good thing. But then the question becomes what do those investors do with the money?

Which is why I think it’s way too complicated to just say “oh, they’d only be worth this much”

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Jay C  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:00:47pm

re: #38 Dread Pirate

Stone trial.

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Republican report not accurate? Who’da thunk?

Which report are they referring to? If it’s from the House Intelligence Committee, is it the one Devin Nunes put out which was basically “Nothing to see here, move along….” re Russian election interference?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:02:31pm

re: #70 KGxvi

possibly, but that also means those businesses likely grow slower, meaning potentially fewer jobs within those companies and/or contracts with other companies for goods and/or services.

That sounds like trickle-down…

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:03:02pm

re: #69 HappyWarrior

Stacey Abrams would agree with that. Imo Arizona and Georgia could be the 2020 version of 2008 Virginia and Colorado.

Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina are probably the red states most likely to at least become purple. What’s interesting is that Arizona and Georgia, per PVI are R+5, the D+5 states include places like Oregon, which I couldn’t imagine going Republican.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:03:08pm

re: #70 KGxvi

possibly, but that also means those businesses likely grow slower

In the case of Microsoft, Amazon, and Walmart, might allow smaller companies to compete.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:05:52pm

re: #73 KGxvi

Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina are probably the red states most likely to at least become purple. What’s interesting is that Arizona and Georgia, per PVI are R+5, the D+5 states include places like Oregon, which I couldn’t imagine going Republican.

Yeah I can’t imagine Oregon going Republican. I think Iowa and North Carolina can flip too.

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jaunte  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:06:17pm
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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:06:41pm

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That sounds like trickle-down…

To a certain extent it is. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong, either.

If Corporation X has $5m in profits, it has a choice - it can spend some or all of that money to expand (hiring new employees, opening new offices, buying stuff; either immediately or based on a plan for future growth); or it can issue dividends with some or all of that money.

But every dollar issued in dividends is one less dollar that can be reinvested in the business.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:07:07pm

re: #76 jaunte

that’s why this bozo will never testify (to anything)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:07:14pm

re: #76 jaunte

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Testify to that then Donnie.

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Jay C  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:08:25pm

re: #69 HappyWarrior

re: #64 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

maybe just maybe georgia isnt deep red any more

Stacey Abrams would agree with that. Imo Arizona and Georgia could be the 2020 version of 2008 Virginia and Colorado.

Arizona definitely: Georgia maybe: depends on who gets appointed to Isakson’s seat (and who has to stand in the General next year to keep the seat til 2022). Purdue is also up, so there is a chance for at least one pickup (IMO - and given the right candidate).

AZ is a better chance for Dems, I think: Martha McSally (another placeholder) is likely to face ex-astronaut Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords’ husband) - don’t know enough about the race to opine. Yet.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:08:55pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

Testify to that then Donnie.

not a chance ^^^^^^^^

re: #78 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:11:06pm

re: #80 Jay C

Arizona definitely: Georgia maybe: depends on who gets appointed to Isakson’s seat (and who has to stand in the General next year to keep the seat til 2022). Purdue is also up, so there is a chance for at least one pickup (IMO - and given the right candidate).

AZ is a better chance for Dems, I think: Martha McSally (another placeholder) is likely to face ex-astronaut Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords’ husband) - don’t know enough about the race to opine. Yet.

Yeah I think Arizona is more likely too.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:11:33pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

Testify to that then Donnie.

A follow-up question should be “So, will you accept the House’s subpoena to appear before the Intelligence Committee?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:13:06pm

re: #77 KGxvi

To a certain extent it is. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong, either.

If Corporation X has $5m in profits, it has a choice - it can spend some or all of that money to expand (hiring new employees, opening new offices, buying stuff; either immediately or based on a plan for future growth); or it can issue dividends with some or all of that money.

But every dollar issued in dividends is one less dollar that can be reinvested in the businesspaid out in executive bonuses and salaries.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:14:33pm

re: #78 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

that’s why this bozo will never testify (to anything)

He doesn’t know anything about his own phone call?

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:15:01pm

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yeah, we stopped the investing part a while ago.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:17:23pm

Best summation of Republicans I’ve seen.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:17:47pm

re: #85 Sir John Barron

He doesn’t know anything about his own phone call?

“I’ve never seen that phone before.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:18:15pm

Remember the point of a limited liability company: investors are only liable for losses up to the extent of the share they own. If a company like that goes down in flames and its losses exceed the equity of the company, they lose their stock but still keep their estates and yachts and Cayman Island accounts.

That encourages them to suck as much profit out of the company as possible and put it beyond the reach of creditors.

Corporations are legal persons, but they are not people…Mitt Romney of all legal persons, er, I mean, people, should know that.

They exist because we have created a body of laws that allow them to exist in that form.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:18:54pm

re: #86 Belafon

Yeah, we stopped the investing part a while ago.

He’s basically the Memento President. No short term memory, barely a long term memory, believes the last thing he sees/hears because he has no choice.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:20:09pm

For those of you wondering what’s going on in Fox News land:

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:21:50pm

re: #87 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Best summation of Republicans I’ve seen.

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That was the most interesting thing Dejected Devin Nunes said in his closing statement - that they should stop having those hearings.

I think by the end of the day even the dim ones were wishing they’d never taken these hearings public. Too late now.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:23:50pm

re: #91 Eclectic Cyborg

For those of you wondering what’s going on in Fox News land:

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I think Kent might be surprised at that.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:23:55pm

BAAAAHAHAHAHA

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fern01  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:24:04pm

re: #85 Sir John Barron

He doesn’t know anything about his own phone call?

He has decided he was never involved in any way with Ukraine, so at this stage every question would be answered “I know nothing, I did nothing, I see nothing”

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:25:00pm

Meanwhile in the “see it before climate change makes it go away” category of news: Venice.

Dramatic photos and video captured in Venice this week show rain-booted tourists and residents wading through the flooded streets and alleyways of the Italian city. Some said they’d been forced to essentially swim through the City of Canals after it was inundated by the highest tide Venice has seen in more than 50 years.

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, who said he would declare a state of disaster over the flooding, blamed climate change for the “devastating” acqua alta, or high waters, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tuesday night.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:25:52pm

re: #96 KGxvi

Meanwhile in the “see it before climate change makes it go away” category of news: Venice.

Glad I made it in 2015…

And yeah, that city will not likely survive another century…

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Mike Lamb  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:27:11pm

re: #91 Eclectic Cyborg

For those of you wondering what’s going on in Fox News land:

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The response to any and every question that even references “hearsay” has to be that the WH is blocking anyone with direct knowledge from testifying.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:27:23pm

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Glad I made it in 2015…

And yeah, that city will not likely survive another century…

I think this might have bumped it up a few spots on my bucket list. But I’ve yet to be to Europe, so there’s lots of places there I want to see.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:29:10pm

re: #99 KGxvi

I think this might have bumped it up a few spots on my bucket list. But I’ve yet to be to Europe, so there’s lots of places there I want to see.

So many places, so little time.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:30:22pm

re: #100 HappyWarrior

So many places, so little time.

so little money

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:30:34pm

re: #99 KGxvi

I think this might have bumped it up a few spots on my bucket list. But I’ve yet to be to Europe, so there’s lots of places there I want to see.

In another 100 years the Alpine glaciers will be gone and the Rhine will be a flood in the Spring and a trickle in the summer…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:32:03pm

re: #101 KGxvi

so little money

Yep. I think I want to go to Slovenia next. Or Thailand.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:33:06pm

It’s time for me to turn off the internet

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region

I mean, that just doesn’t sound like good news at all.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:35:35pm

re: #104 KGxvi

It’s time for me to turn off the internet

I mean, that just doesn’t sound like good news at all.

It can be treated with antibiotics, which they did not have in the Middle Ages.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:36:43pm

Apparently Spitting Image did this routine with Margaret Thatcher many years ago. Still relevant, perhaps more so than ever.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:37:03pm

Guuuuhhhh

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:37:21pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

Yep. I think I want to go to Slovenia next. Or Thailand.

Thailand is fun. Bangkok probably requires a week to do right. I kind of wish I would have gone with the rest of my group to Phuket instead of Hua Hin. So I kinda want to go back to do Phuket.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:37:32pm

re: #99 KGxvi

I think this might have bumped it up a few spots on my bucket list. But I’ve yet to be to Europe, so there’s lots of places there I want to see.

I can’t fly so on my bucket list is riding Amtrak and ViaRail across the US and Canada.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:38:42pm

re: #108 KGxvi

Thailand is fun. Bangkok probably requires a week to do right. I kind of wish I would have gone with the rest of my group to Phuket instead of Hua Hin. So I kinda want to go back to do Phuket.

“Bangkok” | Russell Peters - Notorious

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:39:49pm

re: #109 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can’t fly so on my bucket list is riding Amtrak and ViaRail across the US and Canada.

That’s not a bad set of trips. My dad is apparently planning to do a motorcycle ride from Orange County up through the Alaskan highway next summer. He usually does a ride that takes him up to the Seattle area, but he’s been wanting to go further for a while.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:39:55pm

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Guuuuhhhh

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Grandma HATED Lindbergh. She actually cheered when she read that he died.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:40:13pm

re: #108 KGxvi

Thailand is fun. Bangkok probably requires a week to do right. I kind of wish I would have gone with the rest of my group to Phuket instead of Hua Hin. So I kinda want to go back to do Phuket.

Yeah Phuket sounds great. I’m a huge beach guy.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:41:04pm

re: #107 The Pie Overlord!

Guuuuhhhh

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And AFC was full of Republicans and conservatives.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:41:23pm

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

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I love Russell Peters. He came to the RAZZIES and goofed on M. Night Schlockmeister!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:43:56pm

re: #108 KGxvi

Thailand is fun. Bangkok probably requires a week to do right. I kind of wish I would have gone with the rest of my group to Phuket instead of Hua Hin. So I kinda want to go back to do Phuket.

Phuket currently has an outbreak of a mosquito borne illness that presents sorta like advanced Lyme’s disease and has no cure.

Have a great vacation. /

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:46:25pm

re: #116 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Phuket currently has an outbreak of a mosquito borne illness that presents sorta like advanced Lyme’s disease and has no cure.

Have a great vacation. /

Blah. Sucks. I had to get my Hep shot again when I went to Slovakia since I was in a rural area around farm animals.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:47:27pm

re: #115 Joe Bacon 🌹

I love Russell Peters. He came to the RAZZIES and goofed on M. Night Schlockmeister!

Nice! He came into down and did a show a couple of days after my birthday so my wife and I went. Not only did we get an awesome free upgrade that got us seats four rows from the stage, we also got to meet him afterwards. (picture behind the button). Great show and awesome night.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:48:18pm

re: #116 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Phuket currently has an outbreak of a mosquito borne illness that presents sorta like advanced Lyme’s disease and has no cure.

Have a great vacation. /

Here’s the link.

outbreaknewstoday.com

This website will keep you up at night.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:48:48pm
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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:50:40pm

re: #116 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Phuket currently has an outbreak of a mosquito borne illness that presents sorta like advanced Lyme’s disease and has no cure.

Have a great vacation. /

It’s dengue fever and another disease similar to dengue. Both usually clear up in a week or two. They suck, but unless your immuno-compromised you should be ok.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:51:40pm

re: #121 KGxvi

It’s dengue fever and another disease similar to dengue. Both usually clear up in a week or two. They suck, but unless your immuno-compromised you should be ok.

No. It’s called chikungunya.

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Jay C  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:51:44pm

re: #105 The Pie Overlord!

re: #104 KGxvi

It’s time for me to turn off the internet…

I mean, that just doesn’t sound like good news at all.

It can be treated with antibiotics, which they did not have in the Middle Ages.

Yep: both bubonic and pneumonic plague are still around
(as is yellow fever as well, which surprised me). It’s just that, thanks to advances in treatment and epidemology, plague is now just an occasional rarity, not a pandemic threat on the carts-full-of-dead-people level. But not only in the remote backwaters of the Earth: that linked piece notes the *last* bubonic cases were from 2017 - n New Mexico.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:52:44pm

re: #111 KGxvi

That’s not a bad set of trips. My dad is apparently planning to do a motorcycle ride from Orange County up through the Alaskan highway next summer. He usually does a ride that takes him up to the Seattle area, but he’s been wanting to go further for a while.

We’re planing on doing the coast drive from SF to SD next Spring. We’ve been to Europe the past two years, and I’ve always wanted to go from one end of California to the other. We’ll do layovers in San Francisco, LA and San Diego to visit friends.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:53:19pm

re: #85 Sir John Barron

He doesn’t know anything about his own phone call?

This is his way
It’s all non sequitur whack a mole nonsense
He’s never called or cornered on it
And everyone moves on

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:53:40pm

re: #123 Jay C

Yep: both bubonic and pneumonic plague are still around
(as is yellow fever as well, which surprised me). It’s just that, thanks to advances in treatment and epidemology, plague is now just an occasional rarity, not a pandemic threat on the carts-full-of-dead-people level. But not only in the remote backwaters of the Earth: that linked piece notes the *last* bubonic cases were from 2017 - n New Mexico.

There’s three companies offering vaccines for hemmoragic diseases (Ebola, mostly) and it looks like the EU is approving them for use as we type.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:54:34pm

re: #122 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No. It’s called chikungunya.

That sounds like it should be the name of a Chinese food dish.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:56:37pm

re: #124 makeitstop

We’re planing on doing the coast drive from SF to SD next Spring. We’ve been to Europe the past two years, and I’ve always wanted to go from one end of California to the other. We’ll do layovers in San Francisco, LA and San Diego to visit friends.

I’d suggest a layover in Santa Barbara between SF and LA if you’re going along the coast.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:57:21pm

re: #122 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No. It’s called chikungunya.

yeah, that’s the one that I meant by “similar” to dengue.

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fern01  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:58:45pm

And the GOP’s best friend Chuck Tod is on air talking about trump’s white house visitor - and repeating all trump’s talking points. Why does this anti democracy fool still have a job?

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:59:06pm

re: #128 KGxvi

I’d suggest a layover in Santa Barbara between SF and LA if you’re going along the coast.

I think my wife may have put that on the list already. :)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:59:16pm

What angers me is Amtrak is now eliminating the dining cars. I’ve ridden the Coast Starlight several times and enjoyed the delicious meals.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 2:59:27pm

re: #89 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember the point of a limited liability company: investors are only liable for losses up to the extent of the share they own. If a company like that goes down in flames and its losses exceed the equity of the company, they lose their stock but still keep their estates and yachts and Cayman Island accounts.

That encourages them to suck as much profit out of the company as possible and put it beyond the reach of creditors.

Corporations are legal persons, but they are not people…Mitt Romney of all legal persons, er, I mean, people, should know that.

They exist because we have created a body of laws that allow them to exist in that form.

It’s not the LLC form as such
It’s corporations in general
Any one goes belly up and it’s the unpaid creditors left holding the bag first and foremost

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:00:05pm

re: #92 makeitstop

That was the most interesting thing Dejected Devin Nunes said in his closing statement - that they should stop having those hearings.

I think by the end of the day even the dim ones were wishing they’d never taken these hearings public. Too late now.

And it’s gonna go on and on and on…

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fern01  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:00:33pm

re: #130 fern01

And the GOP’s best friend Chuck Tod is on air talking about trump’s white house visitor - and repeating all trump’s talking points. Why does this anti democracy fool still have a job?

And now he has Richard Engel telling truth - time is running out

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:01:04pm

re: #132 Joe Bacon 🌹

What angers me is Amtrak is now eliminating the dining cars. I’ve ridden the Coast Starlight several times and enjoyed the delicious meals.

I am convinced I may die long before we get a decent rail system in this country…and that’s so fucking sad.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:02:15pm

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Glad I made it in 2015…

And yeah, that city will not likely survive another century…

Ditto

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:02:18pm

re: #136 Eclectic Cyborg

I am convinced I may die long before we get a decent rail system in this country…and that’s so fucking sad.

I blame the Koch’s for that shit. They’ve actively sabotaged a lot of attempts to come up with alternatives to driving like the rails.

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sagehen  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:03:39pm

re: #124 makeitstop

We’re planing on doing the coast drive from SF to SD next Spring. We’ve been to Europe the past two years, and I’ve always wanted to go from one end of California to the other. We’ll do layovers in San Francisco, LA and San Diego to visit friends.

You’ll also want to make more stops along the way. Monterey, Big Sur, Carmel, Santa Barbara, La Jolla…

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:04:21pm

re: #105 The Pie Overlord!

It can be treated with antibiotics, which they did not have in the Middle Ages.

And of course ‘we’ know what it is and how it’s transmitted

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:05:03pm

I’m contemplating a trip to the Pacific NW or Chicago next year. Undecided where.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:08:01pm

re: #111 KGxvi

That’s not a bad set of trips. My dad is apparently planning to do a motorcycle ride from Orange County up through the Alaskan highway next summer. He usually does a ride that takes him up to the Seattle area, but he’s been wanting to go further for a while.

Always wanted to do that ride myself
It would be 10k miles round trip from sofla
And I’d take three months or even more to do it
Alas no longer single. Not really alas. I have a lass.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:09:00pm

I really enjoyed NOLA last spring. Great food, people, and times.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:10:07pm

re: #139 sagehen

You’ll also want to make more stops along the way. Monterey, Big Sur, Carmel, Santa Barbara, La Jolla…

My wife is the Planner between the two of us - but I’m trying to convince her to wing it as much as possible - if we see something cool, just go and explore it.

I’m not sure I’ve thoroughly convinced her yet, but I’ve got a few months to work on it. :)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:11:22pm

My opinions of the Russian government aside. I’ve long been intrigued by the possibility of the Transiberian railroad.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:12:08pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

I really enjoyed NOLA last spring. Great food, people, and times.

We’ve been to the Big Easy three times, back at the turn of the century. The last time was 3 weeks after 9/11, and boy, was that weird.

Love that town, though. We were in the Garden District one day and saw an old Plymouth for sale. We got close to buying it and driving it home, but then we came to our senses.

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Jay C  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:13:22pm

re: #92 makeitstop

That was the most interesting thing Dejected Devin Nunes said in his closing statement - that they should stop having those hearings.

I think by the end of the day even the dim ones were wishing they’d never taken these hearings public. Too late now.

Disagree- Nunes would probably clarify his statement as being that they should stop holding hearings, because Trump is just SO obviously innocent of any sort of wrongdoing, and continuing with the “kangaroo court” is a waste of the taxpayers’ money….

(Which of course would be better spent investigating the REAL criminals like Hillary and Obama…)

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:13:26pm

re: #123 Jay C

My BIL was assigned to work the parking lot at the Phish shows at Dick’s in Denver in September (I think it was) because they had to have someone at every gate to inform every concert goer that camping was off limits because prairie dogs in the camping area tested positive for bubonic plague.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:13:28pm

re: #133 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

It’s not the LLC form as such
It’s corporations in general
Any one goes belly up and it’s the unpaid creditors left holding the bag first and foremost

Which happens whether you’re dealing with a corporation or a sole proprietor. Corporations/LLCs were mostly created to allow people to get capital that wasn’t a loan while also protecting investors by creating something other than a general partnership.

The excesses of corporations isn’t so much the money aspect as it is the rise of shareholder primacy among publicly traded business management types.

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piratedan  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:14:02pm

re: #82 HappyWarrior

Arizona is truly in play. McSally lost to Sinema who she should have had a tremendous advantage over and the pluses that McSally brings, Military cred, being in the bag for Trump and his immigration stands are cancelled by Kelly with him being an astronaut and his wife’s history on immigration. There’s still the Giffords sympathy fully in play here with her common sense approach to gun legislation and regulation. Kelly has already out-raised McSally (at my last check) and her last political run painting Sinema as a stone cold kook really turned people off and she will have absolutely zero leverage doing said same with Kelly.

He can take her and all signs point to that happening as the state elected as Dem Sec of State in 2018, so much fewer coordinated opportunities for electoral shenanigans…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:14:17pm

re: #146 makeitstop

We’ve been to the Big Easy three times, back at the turn of the century. The last time was 3 weeks after 9/11, and boy, was that weird.

Love that town, though. We were in the Garden District one day and saw an old Plymouth for sale. We got close to buying it and driving it home, but then we came to our senses.

I just fell in love with the place. I just realized I’m wearing a t shirt from my favorite bar there- the Backpage. Literary themed with great drinks and grub. I’d gladly go back. That though is another place being negatively Impacted by environmental changes.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:15:18pm

re: #142 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Always wanted to do that ride myself
It would be 10k miles round trip from sofla
And I’d take three months or even more to do it
Alas no longer single. Not really alas. I have a lass.

From the LA area I think it ends up being about 6,000 round trip. My mom is planning to meet him in Canada for part of the ride. But they’re semi-retired at this point, so he can afford to take the three to four weeks off for the ride.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:17:25pm

re: #145 HappyWarrior

My opinions of the Russian government aside. I’ve long been intrigued by the possibility of the Transiberian railroad.

There’s a company that runs the old Orient Express routes and uses vintage railcars for it. That one would be more tempting if the price wasn’t a first and second born child.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:19:30pm

re: #146 makeitstop

We’ve been to the Big Easy three times, back at the turn of the century. The last time was 3 weeks after 9/11, and boy, was that weird.

Love that town, though. We were in the Garden District one day and saw an old Plymouth for sale. We got close to buying it and driving it home, but then we came to our senses.

If you came to your senses, I suspect your senses and my senses are very far apart.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:20:36pm

re: #153 KGxvi

There’s a company that runs the old Orient Express routes and uses vintage railcars for it. That one would be more tempting if the price wasn’t a first and second born child.

Yeah that’s one to do when more money is in the bank. Thailand intrigues me for a few reasons. It would be by far the biggest culture shock, I want to try Thai food in Thailand as it’s my favorite cuisine, the geographic variety. Chiang Mai is another intriguing place in Thailand. I’m saving my next abroad trip for next winter probably though. Hoping to get a week in somewhere next summer somewhere new. I always try to get see a baseball game in the city I’m visiting. I’ve always wanted to see a game at Wrigley.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:22:58pm

re: #138 HappyWarrior

I blame the Koch’s for that shit. They’ve actively sabotaged a lot of attempts to come up with alternatives to driving like the rails.

Only partially. Texas tried to build a rail from Dallas to Houston and people were not going to cough up their money, their land, or their cars.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:23:24pm

re: #132 Joe Bacon 🌹

What angers me is Amtrak is now eliminating the dining cars. I’ve ridden the Coast Starlight several times and enjoyed the delicious meals.

Well that sucks.The wife and I have been kicking around doing an Amtrak trip across the US. Or at least Pittsburgh to Denver to see our daughter.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:23:28pm
President Trump said he knows nothing about an alleged July 26 phone call with EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland in which he is reported to have asked about the status of Ukrainian investigations he sought into the Bidens and the 2016 election, Axios reports.

Said Trump: “I know nothing about that. First time I’ve heard it. The one thing I’ve seen that Sondland said is that he did speak with me with for a brief moment and I said “no quid pro quo under any circumstances.” And that’s true. But I’ve never heard this. In any event, it is more secondhand information, but I’ve never heard it.”

Forget that he’s lying in general . We know that.

It’s an alleged July 26 call
Iirc, and I think I do, Quid pro quo hadn’t entered the public lexicon on this issue yet.

He’s using the phrase post hoc. Gotta be.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:23:46pm

re: #156 Belafon

Only partially. Texas tried to build a rail from Dallas to Houston and people were not going to cough up their money, their land, or their cars.

It’s too bad really. I think bringing back the rails is a sound idea.

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steve_davis  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:25:13pm

re: #20 DodgerFan1988

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sadly, or perhaps happily, Mrs. Erdogan makes use of serendipitous diagonal white stripes to become the easter bunny in my imagination.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:25:44pm

re: #149 KGxvi

Which happens whether you’re dealing with a corporation or a sole proprietor. Corporations/LLCs were mostly created to allow people to get capital that wasn’t a loan while also protecting investors by creating something other than a general partnership.

The excesses of corporations isn’t so much the money aspect as it is the rise of shareholder primacy among publicly traded business management types.

True though with a sole prop you can try and go after the individual

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:25:58pm

re: #156 Belafon

Only partially. Texas tried to build a rail from Dallas to Houston and people were not going to cough up their money, their land, or their cars.

That’s been the issue here in California as well. I kind of laugh when I see things like an article on HuffPo a couple weeks ago about how Democrats need to start talking about cars and how we need to move away from them. My first thought was, “oh, so you want to put California in play again?”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:26:04pm

re: #157 Eventual Carrion

Well that sucks.The wife and I have been kicking around doing an Amtrak trip across the US. Or at least Pittsburgh to Denver to see our daughter.

That would be a beautiful journey. I’ve had this crazy idea about taking one from Washington to LA. I’ve been to California twice but never further south of Santa Cruz and LA would be another baseball stadium destination. Plus some cool music venues too.I was going to do a weekend trip to New York after Thanksgiving since a band I like was playing but the singer got laryngitis so that plan fell through. I haven’t done NYC as a tourist since I was a kid. I’ve been several times since then since I have friends in the city.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:26:13pm

re: #159 HappyWarrior

It’s too bad really. I think bringing back the rails is a sound idea.

Same. I love riding trains.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:26:52pm

re: #162 KGxvi

That’s been the issue here in California as well. I kind of laugh when I see things like an article on HuffPo a couple weeks ago about how Democrats need to start talking about cars and how we need to move away from them. My first thought was, “oh, so you want to put California in play again?”

I mean I’m all for alternatives to cars. But see the word is alternative.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:27:14pm

re: #153 KGxvi

There’s a company that runs the old Orient Express routes and uses vintage railcars for it. That one would be more tempting if the price wasn’t a first and second born child.

Did you say ‘and’ or ‘or’

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:27:40pm

re: #164 Eclectic Cyborg

Same. I love riding trains.

Yeah my youngest brother and I had an EURail pass when we went to Europe. He wasn’t fond of it really but I really enjoyed it. There’s so much of the country and world that I want to see.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:28:20pm

re: #161 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

True though with a sole prop you can try and go after the individual

Yeah, but a sole proprietor can declare bankruptcy and the creditors are screwed. With closely held corporations and LLCs you can try and pierce the corporate veil if there’s evidence of malfeasance. But most individuals running small businesses aren’t going to be able to afford a multi-million dollar judgment. Hell, most probably wouldn’t be able to afford one in the high six figures.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:30:10pm

re: #166 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Did you say ‘and’ or ‘or’

Definitely “and”. I think the low budget cost was around 9 or 10 grand, and that’s just for the ride, one way.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:32:03pm

re: #169 KGxvi

Definitely “and”. I think the low budget cost was around 9 or 10 grand, and that’s just for the ride, one way.

Yeah that’s way out of my range. If I were ever to do that, I think I would probably start out in Petersburg and then go to Moscow from there and then begin the trip. I actually came very close to going ot Russia in 2008 but no one else signed up for the trip at my community college so I went to Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Austria instead. I enjoyed that but the Russia trip would have been with one of my favorite professors who sparked my interest in the Cold War and international relations.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:34:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:36:06pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:36:07pm

re: #35 KGxvi

Maybe Microsoft would have gained an investor who insisted that people buying version one are NOT your fucking beta testers

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:38:05pm

re: #173 Jebediah, RBG

Maybe Microsoft would have gained an investor who insisted that people buying version one are NOT your fucking beta testers

A lot of big game developers basically take this approach these days…and it sucks ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:43:34pm

STFU Mitch

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steve_davis  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:44:25pm

re: #148 Flying Squirrel Girl

My BIL was assigned to work the parking lot at the Phish shows at Dick’s in Denver in September (I think it was) because they had to have someone at every gate to inform every concert goer that camping was off limits because prairie dogs in the camping area tested positive for bubonic plague.

aren’t asian prairie dogs the original group that bubonic plague came from? (or maybe it was asian rats, but I seem to recall it was not actually rats)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:44:55pm

\re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

STFU Mitch

You literally call yourself the Grim Reaper. How about acting on some of Pelosi’s legislation you corrupt tortoise.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:47:27pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:48:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:49:51pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:50:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:54:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:59:08pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 13, 2019 • 3:59:58pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

This might well include Turkish intelligence, among others. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Turks have been spying on Russia (and Ukraine) for centuries and they would obviously have some very deeply placed assets. I wonder how much dirt Erdogan has on Trump from that source, in addition to what he may know about the Kashoggi murder?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:01:29pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:02:17pm
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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:03:35pm

re: #184 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The fact that an ambassador called the president on a cell phone from a restaurant and had the volume high enough that someone standing near him could hear the president is just mindboggling stupid.

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KGxvi  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:04:50pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Protection

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:05:47pm

re: #187 KGxvi

The fact that an ambassador called the president on a cell phone from a restaurant and had the volume high enough that someone standing near him could hear the president is just mindboggling stupid.

Yet very on brand.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:10:33pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:14:44pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

Go get your job at Fog News, Chuck.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:15:02pm

Meanwhile in Canada.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:18:27pm
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BigPapa  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:18:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:20:25pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:20:44pm

re: #194 BigPapa

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At first I thought a new pope had been named.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:23:08pm
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Jay C  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:27:12pm

re: #176 steve_davis

aren’t asian prairie dogs the original group that bubonic plague came from? (or maybe it was asian rats, but I seem to recall it was not actually rats)

As best I can recall, the plague was (and still is) hosted in various species of ground-dwelling rodents, but can easily spread (via fleas) to rats, which can then spread the infection to humans. Researchers agree, I think, that rats may have been the main vector for the initial outbreak of the Black Death in Europe in the 1340s, though the epidemiological models aren’t 100% clear.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:30:15pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:35:56pm

re: #199 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Gladiatorial combat to the death is an option.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:38:17pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:39:18pm

BUTTER EMAILZ!!!11!!!1!!11!

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:41:49pm
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BigPapa  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:46:58pm

I can’t do a Cenk/Chernobylvitch campaign.

Sober.

I can do one with many stiff drinks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:46:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:52:07pm

re: #200 The Pie Overlord!

Gladiatorial combat to the death is an option.

Gah awful choices.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:52:37pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

Come the fuck on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:53:01pm
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stpaulbear  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:53:33pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

George Takei

@GeorgeTakei
Oh, how precious. This is guaranteed to put a smile on your face, friends.

It doesn’t put a smile on my face at all. It gives me the creeps. I’d be taking that puppy to the vet for surgery.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:56:05pm

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh I fucking see goddamnit. We can afford another stupid tax cut to Mick’s party’s donors but we can’t help vets who got exposed to a chemical that we were using during their military service. But hey Republicans I can tell how much you support the troops by the memes you use to put down people like Colin Kaepernick. Don’t ever fucking tell us again that you don’t support vets. EVER. Because you fucking don’t.

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gocart mozart  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:58:12pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 4:59:29pm
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BeachDem  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:03:12pm

re: #211 gocart mozart

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Actually, the doc mentions his “Frist” amendment rights. Does that mean we have to hear from Bill Frist, the video-diagnostician from the Terri Schiavo debacle?
///

Correction—it mentions his “Frist Amendemnt Right.” So now I’m totally confused.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:04:04pm

re: #211 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

well, that’s $400 well spent.

oh, wait…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:04:39pm

re: #212 gocart mozart

But but they love Israel so all is good. Seriously, fuck FNC and their Antisemitic bullshit attacks on Soros. They fucking love the Kochs throwing their money around but the second a Jewish liberal does it, it’s proof of some conspiracy and they resort to Antisemitic conspiracy theory bullshit to do it. Also if he is controlling the State Department. I guess that makes Trump and Pompeo pretty incompent huh. Pathetic sons of btiches.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:10:57pm

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

Seasoned, hell! How about COOKED?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:13:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:15:07pm

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

We haven’t had that confidence since 1/19/17. Hell even reading about Bush’s interactions with Putin gave me some confidence. I really think Trump looks at dictators like Erdogan and thinks “Me too.” There’s a scary and very real autocratic core to this man. It should disturb every last one of us.

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gocart mozart  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:16:32pm

Aside from the general crazy, what’s the deal at the 25 second mark where she starts mumbling something and gets a nudge. Wierd.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:17:15pm

re: #220 gocart mozart

Aside from the general crazy, what’s the deal at the 25 second mark where she starts mumbling something and gets a nudge. Wierd.

These people have no idea how reckless their stupidity is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:17:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:19:10pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lara may be worse than Eric if you really look at the shit she’s said and does. Eric is just stupid mostly. See his childish comment about the impeachment hearing being boring today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:19:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:22:41pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ben Shapiro is a hack asshole who likes to spread a stupid person’s idea of history for the benefit of his sugar daddies who fund his sorry ass’s trips to the campuses.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:22:58pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

“America Wasn’t Built On Slavery, It Was Built On Freedom”

Sure, if you were a white male landowner. Hey, maybe he means, “America wasn’t built on slavery, it was built on free labor”

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:24:26pm
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BeachDem  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:24:30pm

re: #225 HappyWarrior

Ben Shapiro is a hack asshole who likes to spread a stupid person’s idea of history for the benefit of his sugar daddies who fund his sorry ass’s trips to the campuses.

Maybe he thinks AOC will be there (she went to BU) and he can finally debate her!
//

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:25:04pm

re: #211 gocart mozart

Oy. I read that. He’s pissed Facebook removed his posts naming the alleged Whistleblower.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:26:30pm

re: #226 Blind Frog Belly White

Sure, if you were a white male landowner. Hey, maybe he means, “America wasn’t built on slavery, it was built on free labor”

Free and cheap labor. But yay unregulated capitalism right?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:26:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:28:06pm

re: #228 BeachDem

Maybe he thinks AOC will be there (she went to BU) and he can finally debate her!
//

Ha! Maybe. There’s a part of me that would love to see AOC debate Ben just so more people could see how full of shit he and his act really is but he would just spin any gish gallop he got in with her as “destroying her” so it wouldn’t be worth it. Harvard really should have given that law school spot to someone who would have used it rather than a stupid Breitbart alumnus hack who actually thinks Nazism is a left wing ideology.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:28:23pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is a state that has a bridge in Baton Rouge named after the most corrupt governor in the history of our country.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:29:43pm
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BeachDem  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:33:14pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

Ha! Maybe. There’s a part of me that would love to see AOC debate Ben just so more people could see how full of shit he and his act really is but he would just spin any gish gallop he got in with her as “destroying her” so it wouldn’t be worth it. Harvard really should have given that law school spot to someone who would have used it rather than a stupid Breitbart alumnus hack who actually thinks Nazism is a left wing ideology.

I hope AOC never has to even be in the same room with Ben Shapiro for the rest of her life!

Oh—and I guess he had to go with “America wasn’t built on slavery, it was built on freedom” because his fellow traveler Katie McHugh had already taken “Slaves” built the country much as cows “built” McDonald’s. (They would make a lovely couple.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:34:08pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

Ha! Maybe. There’s a part of me that would love to see AOC debate Ben just so more people could see how full of shit he and his act really is but he would just spin any gish gallop he got in with her as “destroying her” so it wouldn’t be worth it. Harvard really should have given that law school spot to someone who would have used it rather than a stupid Breitbart alumnus hack who actually thinks Nazism is a left wing ideology.

What makes you think that Ben believes what he’s saying? Like almost all Republicans, he’s a liar to his core and figures he can dupe the rubes who listen to him.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:35:22pm

re: #235 BeachDem

I hope AOC never has to even be in the same room with Ben Shapiro for the rest of her life!

Oh—and I guess he had to go with “America wasn’t built on slavery, it was built on freedom” because his fellow traveler Katie McHugh had already taken “Slaves” built the country much as cows “built” McDonald’s. (They would make a lovely couple.)

Yeah I do too. He makes a whole room stupider by his presence. And yeah he’s saying the same stupid shit that Katie was. It’s bullshit. I really want Ben Shapiro to be humiliated and forced to actually make a honest living and hopefully have to take two jobs so he can actually experience the crap that he looks down on other people for experience.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:35:31pm

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Lara may be worse than Eric if you really look at the shit she’s said and does. Eric is just stupid mostly. See his childish comment about the impeachment hearing being boring today.

Lara Trump reminds me of Princesse de Lamballe.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:36:14pm

re: #236 Hecuba’s daughter

What makes you think that Ben believes what he’s saying? Like almost all Republicans, he’s a liar to his core and figures he can dupe the rubes who listen to him.

Honestly, I don’t care if he believes it or not. He’s a hack. I can’t tell if he honestly believes it. He says it enough.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:36:42pm

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

Lara Trump reminds me of Princesse de Lamballe.

I need to read more French Revolution history, thanks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:39:21pm

JFC

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:40:12pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

I’m really starting to believe there’s kompromat on this asshole.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:40:30pm

re: #236 Hecuba’s daughter

What makes you think that Ben believes what he’s saying? Like almost all Republicans, he’s a liar to his core and figures he can dupe the rubes who listen to him.

I used to think that Republicans didn’t believe what they said. And that might have been true for Boehner, Lott, and Bush 1. But the newer generations believe it, because the older ones lied to them, and they chose to not check to see if it was true because it corresponds to what they want to be true.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:42:17pm

re: #243 Belafon

I used to think that Republicans didn’t believe what they said. And that might have been true for Boehner, Lott, and Bush 1. But the newer generations believe it, because the older ones lied to them, and they chose to not check to see if it was true because it corresponds to what they want to be true.

There’s a lot about Ben Shapiro that shows me that he’s not as smart as he thinks he is. He may not be Charlie Kirk or Jacob Wohl stupid but he is what he is, a mediocre mind that looks somewhat smart because of the company he keeps. He wants to be this generation’s Buckley so bad but what he doesn’t get is that he’s a 90 year old man from 1932 stuck in a 33 year old man’s body.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:43:40pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:49:51pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

God between Cernovich and Cenk, ick.

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mmmirele  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:50:38pm

re: #80 Jay C

Arizona definitely: Georgia maybe: depends on who gets appointed to Isakson’s seat (and who has to stand in the General next year to keep the seat til 2022). Purdue is also up, so there is a chance for at least one pickup (IMO - and given the right candidate).

AZ is a better chance for Dems, I think: Martha McSally (another placeholder) is likely to face ex-astronaut Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords’ husband) - don’t know enough about the race to opine. Yet.

There is a LOT of resentment here that Martha McSally was appointed and not elected. A LOT of resentment. Then again, there are the Republicans like Kelli “John McCain Should Resign So I Can Be Appointed To His Seat” Ward who are complete and utter boxes of rocks. And Ward is the current head of the AZ GOP. It’s going to be weird, folks.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:54:02pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Of course Republicans support genocide.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:54:55pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:55:05pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

Doesn’t Russia/Gazprom have “rights” to those oil fields?

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teleskiguy  Nov 13, 2019 • 5:58:13pm

I skied a pitch just below the moon in late February. Breathing was hard, the snow was so deep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:01:33pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:04:40pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:06:55pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:18:10pm

Fuck Fuck

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:19:20pm

Great Lawyers.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:20:43pm

re: #257 Dread Pirate

Great Lawyers.

There is no transcript. Keep on calling that lie out. Also Gregg Jarrett and Mark Levin are about as objective on Trump as I am. So keep on trotting up your ass kissers as objective observers, Donnie, it makes you look so stable and so genius.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:25:37pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:28:28pm

re: #254 Dread Pirate

Call u L8r, k? =)

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:31:11pm

Try begging.

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retired cynic  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:31:54pm

re: #261 Dread Pirate

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Try begging.

Oh, no!

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fern01  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:46:53pm

Democrats & today’s witnesses seem able to remember what is happening & when it happened.

Trump & sycophants all have memory issues. trump is now ordering the state department to not even start looking at documents requested by the committees in congress.

I predict there will be more w.blowers and/or more people testifying in the impeachment proceedings.

The only option for trump is to stonewall. He has nothing else. May he regret to his dying day both running for president & getting elected.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:47:14pm
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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:48:44pm

re: #264 DodgerFan1988

The blue dress got Clinton impeached.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:54:31pm
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William Lewis  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:55:05pm

Testing testing.

Had to try the new MS Edge beta since they surrendered and are now using the Chromium engine :) Still ugly but it’s not quite as bad as the hot mess that comes with W10. At least this place seems to be running right.

Let’s try a pic of a dream car to test the image library :D

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:56:26pm

re: #267 William Lewis

Testing testing.

Had to try the new MS Edge beta since they surrendered and are now using the Chromium engine :) Still ugly but it’s not quite as bad as the hot mess that comes with W10. At least this place seems to be running right.

Let’s try a pic of a dream car to test the image library :D

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I can’t wait for a full Windows version running on Linux.

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Teukka  Nov 13, 2019 • 6:56:34pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:00:21pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:09:51pm

re: #271 gocart mozart


Edwin Mix
@TheEdMix
There is no meaningful difference between Fox News, the GOP, Infowars or QAnon.

8:58 PM - Nov 13, 2019

True that. My brother regularly spouts QAnon conspiracies but claims he knows nothing of QAnon or Alex Jones — it comes down to standard GOP sources propagate these messages throughout the Internet and online newsletters. Anyone tuned into the GOP assimilates these stories and tries to persuade anyone nearby of their merits.

Am still waiting for Hillary and Obama and Comey to be arrested for their crimes against Trump. Going to happen any day now. Barr is on the case. ///

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teleskiguy  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:10:38pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:12:34pm

re: #272 Hecuba’s daughter

True that. My brother regularly spouts QAnon conspiracies but claims he knows nothing of QAnon or Alex Jones — it comes down to standard GOP sources propagate these messages throughout the Internet and online newsletters. Anyone tuned into the GOP assimilates these stories and tries to persuade anyone nearby of their merits.

Am still waiting for Hillary and Obama and Comey to be arrested for their crimes against Trump. Going to happen any day now. Barr is on the case. ///

I have family members STILL expecting Obama, Hillary and Biden to be arrested for treason and molesting kids…

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William Lewis  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:14:14pm

re: #268 Belafon

I can’t wait for a full Windows version running on Linux.

Hey if it lets me run Warframe at 60 fps on Linux, I wouldn’t mind LOL!

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:19:48pm

re: #204 BigPapa

I can’t do a Cenk/Chernobylvitch campaign.

Sober.

I can do one with many stiff drinks.

You think you’d have it bad, but I’d have to vote in it.

I fucking hate this timeline so much.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:20:24pm
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BigPapa  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:26:46pm

re: #263 fern01

Trump & sycophants all have memory issues.

My thinking on this has changed dramatically in the last several weeks. I don’t believe they have memory issues, though they may attempt keeping track of their lies somewhat. This is similar to wondering if Trumpers believe Trump is truthful or not. It’s the wrong question to ask.

It doesn’t matter. The goal is to spout so much BS from all angles and such vigor that it completely mucks up any reconciliation of objective truth and reason. The goal is to destroy objective truth and reason, not reconcile with it.

I heard/saw something today that that stated TrumpCult has posited 17 diff excuses/reasons/stories in dealing with Ukraine. This is throwing shit up on the wall and seeing whatever sticks, then throwing it on the other wall, then the ceiling, then the floor. The goal is to throw up so much shit that it creates an immense amount of work for people resisting it. And for those that don’t resist it, become disheartened or throw their hands in the air and say fuck it.

The best way, not the easiest, is to put on our waders and raincoats, and help others put on the waders and raincoats. Objective truth and reason is important but thinking we can just deal some out and it will defeat the torrent of bullshit is inverse to the reality. More objective truth and reason will not win, because it is a finite thing, whereas bullshit is infinite and not with any limitation.

We need to inoculate ourselves against bullshit on a mass scale. We have our work cut out for us.

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BeachDem  Nov 13, 2019 • 7:56:01pm

re: #257 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Great Lawyers.

This Gregg Jarrett?

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett arrested at MSP; was allegedly drunk, belligerent

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uriel  Nov 13, 2019 • 8:25:00pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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God, he’s odious.


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IG Report on Russia Probe: No Evidence of Bias, but Issues With Surveillance : NPR Updated at 5:22 p.m. ET The Justice Department's internal watchdog determined the FBI had sufficient evidence to open the Russia investigation — but sharply criticized the bureau over its surveillance of a former adviser to the Trump campaign. In ...
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GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Official Trailer (HD) Everything happens for a reason. Watch the new trailer for #Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters next summer. Visit Site:ghostbusters.com Follow Us On Social:facebook.comtwitter.cominstagram.com Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive content: bit.ly From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes ...
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