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Belafon  Nov 17, 2019 • 8:49:19pm

Days of Our Impeachment Cold Open - SNL

Because there wasn’t enough pizzazz on the first day.

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BigPapa  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:07:28pm

First RATM is returning, now this:

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Charmingly Persistent  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:13:37pm
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DodgerFan1988  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:24:19pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:25:13pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:40:51pm

re: #4 DodgerFan1988

Fucking hell. That’s the third mass shooting in California in 6 days.

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Targetpractice  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:44:16pm

re: #5 Dread Pirate

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Current prediction? 1/2 to 2/3 of the field gone after NH when it becomes clear that there’s not enough votes to sustain more than 3-4 candidates.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:57:16pm

Depressing to see another shooting here in California…

Latest from NBC, now saying 9 shot…

nbcnews.com

Once again, FUCK YOU MCCONNELL!

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William Lewis  Nov 17, 2019 • 9:59:09pm

re: #8 Joe Bacon 🌹

Depressing to see another shooting here in California…

Latest from NBC, now saying 9 shot…

nbcnews.com

Once again, FUCK YOU MCCONNELL!

Moscow’s Mitch - causing damage to the American society daily to keep his puppet masters happy.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:00:27pm
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Belafon  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:05:43pm
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Belafon  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:07:36pm
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DodgerFan1988  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:11:48pm

The Right are eating each other over the whole Michelle Malkin not disavowing Nick Fuentes controversy. I love it.

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Belafon  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:13:51pm
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Belafon  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:17:02pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:20:47pm
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BigPapa  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:49:26pm
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William Lewis  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:50:52pm

re: #17 BigPapa

nationalgeographic.com

Looks interesting but I got nuked for not having an account :(

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BigPapa  Nov 17, 2019 • 10:57:03pm

re: #18 William Lewis

refresh, I’m doing too many puter stuffs at once

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 17, 2019 • 11:17:50pm

re: #15 Belafon

Just like Bernie!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 17, 2019 • 11:41:59pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 17, 2019 • 11:42:51pm

Surprise

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Dread Pirate  Nov 17, 2019 • 11:50:53pm

re: #21 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A 15-year-old with no arms and no legs was held facedown on the floor of his Arizona group home by a deputy more than twice his size, a video shows.]

To be fair, he did threaten the officer with, “Come back here and take what’s coming to you! I’ll bite your legs off!!”

//

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BigPapa  Nov 17, 2019 • 11:52:23pm

‘We’ll call it a draw’

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 2:33:30am

re: #11 Belafon

Tweeps — I need a playlist of songs about Elvis, but not annoyingly so. So far I have:

King of the Mountain — Kate Bush
Black Velvet — Alannah Myles
Personal Jesus — Depeche Mode

What you got?

peter & the test tube babies—- Elvis is dead

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 18, 2019 • 3:05:30am

re: #11 Belafon

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Tupelo Mississippi Flash - Jerry Reed

Tupelo Mississippi Flash - Jerry Reed

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 3:08:00am

Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?

R.E.M. - Man On The Moon (Official Music Video)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 3:09:03am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 18, 2019 • 3:17:41am

Seems to be moving in the right direction.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 3:28:42am

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

I think that if the GOP’s internal polling on impeachment and removal gets into the 65% - 70% “support” range, that’s when they’ll turn on him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 3:31:24am

Has anybody come on the RW news channels to say that the Democrats endless and merciless harassment of DT is what put him in Walter Reed?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:24:58am

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

Seems to be moving in the right direction.

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Don’t think it ever got this high with Nixon.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:36:55am
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Targetpractice  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:43:23am

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

Seems to be moving in the right direction.

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I’d say the Repub hope that the lack of “pizzazz” last week would turn people against impeachment is faltering.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:45:09am

re: #34 Targetpractice

I’d say the Repub hope that the lack of “pizzazz” last week would turn people against impeachment is faltering.

If Trump had been able to just keep out of it and not added his Tweets, that would have dampened interest, but his own actions were sensationalist and ultimately self-defeating.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:49:09am

re: #35 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If Trump had been able to just keep out of it and not added his Tweets, that would have dampened interest, but his own actions were sensationalist and ultimately self-defeating.

I don’t think interest would have dampened. However, Trump moved the needle even more. If you don’t think Trump should be impeached, you should be annoyed with Trump’s actions but then again people who don’t think he should be impeached aren’t exactly principled given how they respond to his tantrums.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:49:43am

re: #33 Barefoot Grin

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Paul Simon - Graceland (from The Concert in Hyde Park)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:52:04am

a rather critical op-ed piece from newsmax, which I find surprising

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Undermines Case for Re-Election

The best defense of President Donald Trump on the first day of the U.S. House’s public impeachment hearings came from Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep.- N.Y.

She cited “the two most important facts” for Americans trying to understand the inquiry into the president withholding military assistance to Ukraine unless it investigated former Vice President Joe Biden, “No. 1, Ukraine received the aid,” she said. “No. 2, there was in fact no investigation into Biden.”

Stefanik’s defense is shrewd because it sidesteps Trump’s hand-waving and gaslighting.

It is also dangerous because it reveals Trump’s weakness as a leader.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 4:58:35am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a rather critical op-ed piece from newsmax, which I find surprising

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Undermines Case for Re-Election

The best defense of President Donald Trump on the first day of the U.S. House’s public impeachment hearings came from Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep.- N.Y.

She cited “the two most important facts” for Americans trying to understand the inquiry into the president withholding military assistance to Ukraine unless it investigated former Vice President Joe Biden, “No. 1, Ukraine received the aid,” she said. “No. 2, there was in fact no investigation into Biden.”

>Stefanik’s defense is shrewd because it sidesteps Trump’s hand-waving and gaslighting.

It is also dangerous because it reveals Trump’s weakness as a leader.

It’s a stupid defense. And it’s why Stefanik will be out of a job this time next fall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:00:25am

re: #36 HappyWarrior

I don’t think interest would have dampened. However, Trump moved the needle even more. If you don’t think Trump should be impeached, you should be annoyed with Trump’s actions but then again people who don’t think he should be impeached aren’t exactly principled given how they respond to his tantrums.

They drew even more attention to the proceedings and reinforced the argument that he is not fit for office

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:01:44am

This is so weird.

The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?

“I don’t want to be a flat Earther,” David Weiss says, his voice weary as he reflects on his personal awakening. “Would you wake up in the morning and want everyone to think you’re an idiot?”

Read in CNN: apple.news

This part killed me. He’s a born again Christian who believes that most everything is Satan’s doing and that basically we all live in a Truman Show universe.

The community merely believes that space does not exist, the world sits still and the moon landing was faked. The jury is out on gravity — but as Davidson notes, no one has ever seen it.

He’s not sure about gravity because he never saw it, but he believes in God because…?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:01:56am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They drew even more attention to the proceedings and reinforced the argument that he is not fit for office

Correct. And he’s going to only reinforce it more as the hearings go on. Because A) he’s guilty as fuck and B) he is an impulsive asshole

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:02:33am

re: #41 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is so weird.

This part killed me. He’s a born again Christian who believes that most everything is Satan’s doing and that basically we all live in a Truman Show universe.

He’s not sure about gravity because he never saw it, but he believes in God because…?

Selective skepticism.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:07:55am

re: #41 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is so weird.

This part killed me. He’s a born again Christian who believes that most everything is Satan’s doing and that basically we all live in a Truman Show universe.

He’s not sure about gravity because he never saw it, but he believes in God because…?

because God is in the Bible, which everyone has seen

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:11:59am

re: #43 HappyWarrior

Selective skepticism.

If you are a Biblical literalist, then you not only have to reject science and history, but you also have to reject objectivity and logic, as the Bible repeatedly contradicts itself.

I am willing to discuss theology with Christians who believe in the Bible as God’s inspired Word, but not with Biblical literalists.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:12:57am

LOL this is legit one of the best tutorials I’ve ever seen.

70s P*rno Music Tutorial

The summary, where he puts all the elements together, is gloriously funky. Kudos!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:13:02am

re: #44 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

because God is in the Bible, which everyone has seen

I watched Supernatural on and off for 15 years. We all know that Satan (Lucifer) is Mark Pellegrino. He was a real dick.

But wait…I also saw Lucifer who is Tom Ellis. He was kind of a good guy.

I am so confused.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:17:03am

re: #46 Dr Lizardo

LOL this is legit one of the best tutorials I’ve ever seen.

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Video

The summary, where he puts all the elements together, is gloriously funky. Kudos!

I swear that is the same music I heard on The Mod Squad and Starsky and Hutch.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:18:54am

re: #48 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I swear that is the same music I heard on The Mod Squad and Starsky and Hutch.

LOL he’s definitely got the ’70s sound damn near perfect.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:22:22am

This is some authentic funk from Japan, used largely in 1970s Japanese yakuza films. The track starting at 1:40 is spectacular.

60s-70s Japanese Instrumental Cinema Funk Breaks

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:24:15am

Who’s surprised? Anyone?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:28:59am

re: #47 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I watched Supernatural on and off for 15 years. We all know that Satan (Lucifer) is Mark Pellegrino. He was a real dick.

But wait…I also saw Lucifer who is Tom Ellis. He was kind of a good guy.

I am so confused.

If you are a Biblical literalist, you have to believe that angels and demons are real and that they intervene in our daily lives…

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:34:00am

Biblical literalism also means you must accept the sky as being a solid object with physical windows in it to allow rain to fall down.

Also, bats are birds.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:41:39am

re: #53 Florida Panhandler

Biblical literalism also means you must accept the sky as being a solid object with physical windows in it to allow rain to fall down.

Also, bats are birds.

…and virgins give birth while dead people get up and walk again

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:44:33am

So, puttered around town today and took this panoramic of Mirové Naměstí (Peace Square) in Ostrava:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:46:27am

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…and virgins give birth while dead people get up and walk again

I do not understand the virgin birth. I always thought it was Mary who was the virgin but my Catholic raised husband said it was actually Mary’s mother who was the virgin. Which makes even less sense to me.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:48:48am

Sad. Really freaking sad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:49:12am

re: #56 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I do not understand the virgin birth. I always thought it was Mary who was the virgin but my Catholic raised husband said it was actually Mary’s mother who was the virgin. Which makes even less sense to me.

I think he got it a bit mixed up: the Immaculate Conception refers to how Mary was conceived without the stain of Original Sin by her parents, Anna and Joachim.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:50:18am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think he got it a bit mixed up: the Immaculate Conception refers to how Mary was conceived without the stain of Original Sin by her parents, Anna and Joachim.

Isn’t that what I said?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:53:19am

re: #59 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Isn’t that what I said?

except that I don’t think that Anna was impregnated by an Angel, that is another story.

She and Joachim did it (in the Missionary Position we can assume) and managed to bear a child who did not carry Original Sin from Adam & Eve. (well, from Eve, who tricked Adam into it because women are the ones who are truly wicked, remember?)

Now we are adding layers of Catholic Doctrine on top of Biblical Literalism which is a real rabbit hole

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 5:59:27am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:00:32am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

except that I don’t think that Anna was impregnated by an Angel, that is another story.

She and Joachim did it (in the Missionary Position we can assume) and managed to bear a child who did not carry Original Sin from Adam & Eve. (well, from Eve, who tricked Adam into it because women are the ones who are truly wicked, remember?)

Now we are adding layers of Catholic Doctrine on top of Biblical Literalism which is a real rabbit hole

Not a lick of that makes sense to me. I simply cannot wrap my head around the concept.

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makeitstop  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:03:06am

Winning.

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jeffreyw  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:10:55am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:13:39am

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not a lick of that makes sense to me. I simply cannot wrap my head around the concept.

I recall reading about how Catholic theologians got around Mary becoming pregnant and still retaining her virginity, they supposed that an Angel impregnated her through his ear using some sort of trumpet device and that she had a hatch in her belly to allow them child to be removed without breaking her hymen.

Yep, no normal person can wrap their head around this fucking nonsense.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:13:51am

re: #11 Belafon

Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis (Official Music Video)

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Decatur Deb  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:14:38am

re: #56 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I do not understand the virgin birth. I always thought it was Mary who was the virgin but my Catholic raised husband said it was actually Mary’s mother who was the virgin. Which makes even less sense to me.

You’re right. Report him to the Holy Office.

(Confusion on the Immaculate conception and Virgin Birth is a chronic shtick. Your husband’s heresy is a novel variation.)

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Decatur Deb  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:16:26am

re: #62 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not a lick of that makes sense to me. I simply cannot wrap my head around the concept.

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yep, no normal person can wrap their head around this fucking nonsense.

Once you get past 3=1, it’s all pretty easy.

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Citizen K  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:19:37am

Again, telling that nearly 90% of the responses to this scream that the only answer ever is “MORE GUNNNNNZ!!” Because apparently, only Gun Free Zones ever get shot up and gun is literally the only reliable security ever. It’s a goddamn pathology and it apparently will never end or ever lose.

We’ll see mandatory gun ownership before we ever get actual gun control.

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:22:59am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Trump’s health has always been in doubt and his mental health even moreso. That he went on an unannounced trip to Walter Reed for medical evaluation, reeks of a more serious problem than anyone in Trumpworld is willing to admit.

You have docs at the WH to attend to most basic kinds of ailments. Going unannounced means avoiding the typical protocols set up for handling the president there. That’s not normal, and there’s no way this was “getting the jump” on an annual physical that is typically done in February.

It reeks. The coverage of this reeks too, since we know how the media covered health issues for Hillary, Bernie, and now Trump. One of these isn’t like the other.

If everyone treated Trump’s health emergency like we did Hillary’s, we’d have wall to wall Trump death watch on TV. If everyone treated Bernie’s heart attack like we did Hillary’s pneunomia, we’d be getting nonstop calls for Bernie to quit the race and that he’s too fragile for the rigorous demands of running for the WH, let alone being POTUS.

So impeachment grinds on, and the Democrats continue to pile on witnesses this week, including Sondland.

That’ll be must-see TV, and you know damned well Trump will be hanging on every last word (but not tweeting threats, since he only does that with strong women). Trump continues to claim this is a witch hunt and no one has direct evidence. Okay. Put up those who have direct evidence. Allow Pence, Pompeo, Rudy, Perry, and Bolton to testify. Come and testify yourself you tangerine toddler, because you could clear this up right quick.

But we know the reality here. You don’t want anyone testifying because they’d reveal crimes we know about and many more we don’t. They’d implicate you and everyone else in your admin. Your lawyers know not to let you testify, because you’re incapable of giving a straight answer to anything and you’d probably implicate yourself in still other crimes, while admitting to the crimes.

It’s crimes all the way down in Trumpworld, and nothing here exonerates Trump or his cronies. Everyone knows it - even the GOP. But the GOP continues to back Trump because the base is Trump’s know nothing extremist core.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:23:57am

re: #66 The Pie Overlord!

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Elvis Presley Blues- Gillian Welch

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:24:52am

re: #68 Decatur Deb

Once you get past 3=1, it’s all pretty easy.

Yep, and eating dead bodies and drinking blood…and not just symbolically, but transubstantially so.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:26:16am

re: #71 HappyWarrior

Elvis Presley Blues- Gillian Welch

another indirect reference, “number one fan of the man from Tennessee”

Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston (1974)

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:28:11am

re: #70 lawhawk

If Trump actually did testify in front of the House, it’d be the biggest ratings event of all time, no doubt about it.

It’d make the Apollo 11 moon landing look like Supertrain* or something.

*For the uninitiated, Supertrain was a colossal ratings flop, a turkey about a nuclear-powered coast-to-coast train….and so expensive to produce, it damn near bankrupted NBC back in the late 1970s, along with the 1980 Olympics boycott.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:28:46am

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

Yep, and eating dead bodies and drinking blood…and not just symbolically, but transubstantially so.

RC doctrine has no particular bone to pick with cannibalism. That was emphasised by reaction to the rugby team air crash in the ’70s..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:28:59am

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

another indirect reference, “number one fan of the man from Tennessee”

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A good song.

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Citizen K  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:30:03am

EDIT: And in the Times’s latest demonstration of their utter blinkered lack of awareness:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:32:15am

re: #77 Citizen K

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Pathetic assholes.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:33:39am

re: #75 Decatur Deb

RC doctrine has no particular bone to pick with cannibalism. That was emphasised by reaction to the rugby team air crash in the ’70s..

I think the RC view of that incident was that those who were eaten had been killed in the plane crash itself, and there was no malicious intent and while regrettable, necessary for survival.

IMO, that’s an entirely reasonable point of view.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:36:08am

Are there hearings today??

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:38:22am

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

I think the RC view of that incident was that those who were eaten had been killed in the plane crash itself, and there was no malicious intent and while regrettable, necessary for survival.

IMO, that’s an entirely reasonable point of view.

I recall reading about the Donner Party, a group of US pioneers who got caught in a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada and had to resort to eating their dead after their draft animals ran off and they ran out of food.

Seems that the animals later wandered back, but one of the survivors, a bit addled from his ordeal, continued eating human flesh because he said it tasted better…

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:42:12am

Good morning. The cypresses are beginning to turn.

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:43:26am

re: #80 Dave In Austin

Nope. First hearings of the week are scheduled for tomorrow:

Who is testifying?

Tuesday, first panel at 9 a.m. ET
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

Tuesday, second panel at 2:30 p.m. ET
Kurt Volker
Tim Morrison

Wednesday, first panel at 9 a.m. ET
Gordon Sondland

Wednesday, second panel at 2:30 p.m. ET
Laura Cooper
David Hale

Thursday, one panel only at 9 a.m. ET
Fiona Hill

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:45:20am
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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:46:47am

Cash and Lucy considering a swim.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:47:26am

re: #84 lawhawk

1) The new GOP defense of Trump is that the extortion plot never came to fruition, so nothing untoward happened. Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise both pushed this on the Sunday shows.

It was only attempted rape, so I am cool with leaving him alone with my daughter again!

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Dave In Austin  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:48:06am

re: #83 lawhawk

Thank you.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:50:15am

re: #84 lawhawk

So, the GOP’s defense of Trump is basically, “Well sure, your Honor, I went into that bank with my .357 loaded and cocked, and yeah, I stuck it in the teller’s face, and I admit, I accidentally did shoot that innocent screaming lady and her two kids, but I didn’t get away with any money, so you see your Honor, I’m totally 100% innocent.”

LOLOL

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:50:35am

It’s awake & Tweeting (from a hospital bed?)

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:52:14am

re: #89 The Pie Overlord!

I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!

Just as strongly as he considered releasing his taxes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:52:53am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

So, the GOP’s defense of Trump is basically, “Well sure, your Honor, I went into that bank with my .357 loaded and cocked, and yeah, I stuck it in the teller’s face, and I admit, I accidentally did shoot that innocent screaming lady and her two kids, but I didn’t get away with any money, so you see your Honor, I’m totally 100% innocent.”

LOLOL

Meanwhile in America:

Man Convicted Of Criminal Fraud For Attempt To Sell Fake LSD
After following undercover agents to a hotel parking lot, a Missoula, Montana, man attempted to sell them a sheet of paper that he claimed was “blotter acid.” Even though the paper tested negative for LSD, the man was charged with criminal fraud and faced a five-year prison sentence and a fine of $50,000.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:56:53am

Charles Gaba, one of the two people - along with David Anderson over at Balloon Juice - who has done a lot of research and publishing about health care since the beginning of the ACA, has an analysis of Warren’s M4A plans: Eight months later, Elizabeth Warren FINALLY admits it’ll take at least TWO bills to achieve M4All.

He’s having a bit of fun over at Daily Kos because someone on Twitter accused him of writing Warren’s plans: dailykos.com.

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plansbandc  Nov 18, 2019 • 6:59:22am

re: #41 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Imagine living with that “mind”.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:00:47am

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…and virgins give birth while dead people get up and walk again

If there were a God, that wouldn’t be impossible for Him/Her and still not violate the laws of physics. But that still wouldn’t be ignoring the absolute evidence that the world is round and that a force pulls us to earth.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:05:11am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall reading about how Catholic theologians got around Mary becoming pregnant and still retaining her virginity, they supposed that an Angel impregnated her through his ear using some sort of trumpet device and that she had a hatch in her belly to allow them child to be removed without breaking her hymen.

Yep, no normal person can wrap their head around this fucking nonsense.

Unless God is horny like Zeus was, an all powerful being should be able to just make a woman pregnant. Then again, we know how pregnancy works. If you think that it’s the act of two people making out that causes pregnancy, then of course you would need to have it somehow.

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makeitstop  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:11:19am

Back when I had my brush with the music industry in 1990, the record label assigned two guys to fly in from LA and work on the design and photography of the album. We didn’t know who they were, but as we drove around NYC and LI and talked to them, we learned that we were in the presence of legends. The art director was Gary Burden, who designed many of the industry’s most iconic album covers, including Joni Mitchell’s Blue, most of Neil Young’s albums, and the first CSN album. He and his photographer, Henry Diltz, were responsible for most of the album design coming out of LA in the 70s.

I got a message from one of my band mates that Gary passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Here’s a video tour that Gary gave to World Cafe, visiting many of the spots where those album covers took shape. RIP, Mr. Burden.

Gary Burden (Album Cover Artist) on World Cafe: Sense of Place - LA

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jeffreyw  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:13:09am

re: #82 jaunte

Pretty! I have a landlocked cypress that is brown and dropping its leaves already. I’ll have to clean the gutters a couple of times before it’s done.

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lizardofid  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:15:40am

re: #82 jaunte

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Good morning. The cypresses are beginning to turn.

Mighty purty. My start-up screen this morning (google?) was some beauties on the banks of the Frio around Concan.

Oh, good morning!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:19:38am

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:23:35am

I am not the least surprised that Malkin is backing Holocaust deniers and that that’s a bridge to far for the far right YAF.

All these extremists are purity ponies in their own right, and seem to pick and choose what is a bridge too far. White nationalism isn’t a bridge too far for the GOP, and we’ve seen it take over the central tenets of the party - whether it’s immigration or voting rights or civil rights and safety net funding.

But Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism isn’t too far for some of these thugs.

And we know Malkin doesn’t have a problem with internment camps, just as Trump has sought (and done).

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:27:34am

Weird how even Trump’s central plan of deportation of people isn’t particularly successful as compared to.. *checks notes* Obama.

stamfordadvocate.com

Though President Donald Trump has made cracking down on immigration a centerpiece of his first term, his administration lags far behind President Barack Obama’s pace of deportations. Obama - whom immigrant advocates at one point called the “deporter in chief” - removed 409,849 people in 2012. Trump, who has vowed to deport “millions” of immigrants, has yet to surpass 260,000 deportations in a single year.

And while Obama deported 1.18 million people during his first three years in office, Trump has deported fewer than 800,000.

It is unclear why deportations have been happening relatively slowly.

Eager to portray Trump as successful in his first year in office, ICE’s 2017 operational report compared “interior removals” - those arrested by ICE away from the border zones - during the first eight months of Trump’s term with the same eight-month period from the previous year, reporting a 37% increase from 44,512 to 61,094 people.

But the agency also acknowledged that overall deportation numbers had slipped, attributing the decline to fewer border apprehensions and suggesting that an “increased deterrent effect from ICE’s stronger interior enforcement efforts” had caused the change.

Administration officials this year have noted privately that Mexican nationals - who are easier to deport than Central Americans because of U.S. immigration laws - also made up a far greater proportion of the migrants apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border during Obama’s presidency.

ICE officials say that the detainee population has swelled - often cresting at 5,000 people more than ICE is budgeted to hold - as a direct result of the influxes of migrants along the southern border, and that when ICE is compelled to release people into the United States, it creates “an additional pull factor to draw more aliens to the U.S. and risk public safety,” said ICE spokesman Bryan Cox.

“The increase in ICE’s detained population this year was directly tied to the border crisis,” Cox said. “About 75% of ICE’s detention book-ins in fiscal year 2019 came directly from the border.”

Immigrant advocates say the packed jail cells result from an administration obsessed with employing harsh immigration tactics as a means of deterrence. They say the Trump administration is keeping people like Madjitov locked up when they previously would have been released pending the outcomes of their cases.

ICE also is holding people longer: Non-criminals are spending an average of 60 days in immigrant jails, nearly twice the length of the average stay 10 years ago, and 11 days longer than convicted criminals, according to government statistics.

The cruelty is the point. It’s all about maximizing harms to people who are least able to endure them. It makes white guys feel better about things, because nonwhites are being detained indefinitely, despite not committing actual crimes, and their immigration status remains uncertain.

Instead of spending money to clear backlogs, Trump wants to spend it on the boondoggle wall that is just as easy to climb, cut, and otherwise cross as the prior barrier. It’s all one huge con-job from Trumpworld.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:28:30am

re: #100 lawhawk

I am not the least surprised that Malkin is backing Holocaust deniers and that that’s a bridge to far for the far right YAF.

All these extremists are purity ponies in their own right, and seem to pick and choose what is a bridge too far. White nationalism isn’t a bridge too far for the GOP, and we’ve seen it take over the central tenets of the party - whether it’s immigration or voting rights or civil rights and safety net funding.

But Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism isn’t too far for some of these thugs.

And we know Malkin doesn’t have a problem with internment camps, just as Trump has sought (and done).

I see Malkin joined Tia Tequilla in the Honorary Aryan Club…

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plansbandc  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:30:54am

re: #66 The Pie Overlord!

Love that song!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:31:39am

re: #102 Joe Bacon 🌹

I see Malkin joined Tia Tequilla in the Honorary Aryan Club…

Just a disclaimer but Malkin was justifying the internment of the Japanese as early as 2001. This isn’t a transformation for her. It’s merely a next step.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:31:54am

re: #89 The Pie Overlord!

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:33:09am

re: #100 lawhawk

There’s a reason Michelle Malkin was Stormfront’s favorite non-white person.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:34:58am

re: #106 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

There’s a reason Michelle Malkin was Stormfront’s favorite non-white person.

To me what’s scary is how the mainstream right is increasingly wed to the racists in the far right whom in the past would have wanted nothing to do with each other. And that’s Trump.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:35:24am

re: #101 lawhawk

It is unclear why deportations have been happening relatively slowly.

Because ICE and CBP aren’t arresting and deporting people who are here illegally. They are being thugs, and wasting their resources to make a show of deporting people with brown skin. Going after people who they’ve decided have been here long enough might make their base feel good - removing possible Democratic voters - but going after the guy in Iowa who’s been there so long people come to his restaurant every day is a bad ROI.

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sagehen  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:36:16am

re: #47 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I watched Supernatural on and off for 15 years. We all know that Satan (Lucifer) is Mark Pellegrino. He was a real dick.

But wait…I also saw Lucifer who is Tom Ellis. He was kind of a good guy.

I am so confused.

I’m inordinately fond of Crowley. Should I be embarrassed about that?

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:37:12am

re: #109 sagehen

I’m inordinately fond of Crowley. Should I be embarrassed about that?

I’m pretty sure that was just the Doctor fixing a timeline. It’s OK.

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:37:26am

Trumpworld is a grifter’s paradise where con artists think they can play Trump to advance their own agenda.

Trump is more than willing to go along since he’s going to accept the first bidder….

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:40:49am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:41:39am

re: #112 jaunte

Great going Elise.

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sagehen  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:41:49am

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…and virgins give birth while dead people get up and walk again

In fairness, people who claim to be virgins sometimes give birth. And it’s medically not unreasonable that people who appear to be dead (in a world without stethoscopes or hand-held mirrors) later turn out not to be.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:43:22am

Guys, I really hope you all read Antisocial by Andrew Marantz. It’s a great look at the Alt-right and the Techbros. I’ve found it fascinating. Hard to put down yet infuriating.

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makeitstop  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:48:25am

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Great going Elise.

She’s really wrecked her reputation in a matter of days. Wonder if she realizes it?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:49:20am

re: #116 makeitstop

She’s really wrecked her reputation in a matter of days. Wonder if she realizes it?

We’ll see what happens when she goes upstate.

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:49:27am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:52:12am

makeitstop - for you especially

2 points

The discrimination is so bad, boy did they get busted.
From an online journalistic standpoint this article is cutting edge. Must read.

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:52:17am

Auditioning for the Trumpraetorian Guard.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:52:40am

re: #120 jaunte

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Auditioning for the Trumpraetorian Guard.

JFC

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Citizen K  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:56:11am

re: #120 jaunte

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Auditioning for the Trumpraetorian Guard.

And we see one reason why he pardoned them: they owe him and now they are indebted to them. Granted, it’s possible many already saw him as a personal messiah, but now he’s dragged their asses out of their deserved fryers.

Their apparent enjoyment of war crimes and killing/torturing brown folk probably helped with Dolt 45’s decision too.

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makeitstop  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:58:01am

re: #119 Stanley Sea

makeitstop - for you especially

2 points

The discrimination is so bad, boy did they get busted.
From an online journalistic standpoint this article is cutting edge. Must read.

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I can believe it. LI is a pretty fucking racist place. A lot of bad history here, with full on Nazis and such. I’ll check that out later, thanks for posting it!

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Jay C  Nov 18, 2019 • 7:58:52am

re: #111 lawhawk

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Trumpworld is a grifter’s paradise where con artists think they can play Trump to advance their own agenda.

Trump is more than willing to go along since he’s going to accept the first bidder….

Well, TBH, the practice of giving out ambassadorships - normally to peaceful, out-of-the-way countries - as a “reward” to deep-pocket political donors is neither new nor different: it’s been that way as long as I can remember; and generally, un-remarked-on. The main difference here seems to be that the grubby detail of the monetary haggling have been made public: welcome to the Information Age….

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wrenchwench  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:02:48am

re: #124 Jay C

Well, TBH, the practice of giving out ambassadorships - normally to peaceful, out-of-the-way countries - as a “reward” to deep-pocket political donors is neither new nor different: it’s been that way as long as I can remember; and generally, un-remarked-on. The main difference here seems to be that the grubby detail of the monetary haggling have been made public: welcome to the Information Age….

Thr only unusual thing about Watergate was that they got caught.

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plansbandc  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:04:05am

It’s heartening that there are still a few good people left in this world…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:05:01am

re: #120 jaunte

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Auditioning for the Trumpraetorian Guard.

The Marmalade Shitcannon has opened the door for our soldiers to be tortured when they’re captured.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:05:39am

Laura Loomer is DEEP in the Uncanny Valley here. Her face looks like an actual mask.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:06:05am

re: #122 Citizen K

And we see one reason why he pardoned them: they owe him and now they are indebted to them. Granted, it’s possible many already saw him as a personal messiah, but now he’s dragged their asses out of their deserved fryers.

Their apparent enjoyment of war crimes and killing/torturing brown folk probably helped with Dolt 45’s decision too.

It’s much bigger than the individuals. He pardoned these war criminals to send a broader message to his followers that violence and rank lawlessness is okay if it advances something Trump considers to be necessary. He’s priming his base for street violence in defense of him contesting the 2020 election.

There’s also a second, narrower message being aimed at people like Flynn, Manafort, and Stone that they will be rewarded for their loyalty once it becomes politically expedient to do so.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:06:33am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They drew even more attention to the proceedings and reinforced the argument that he is not fit for office

Standard choice of claiming incompetence rather than being criminal when getting caught. Straight out of the playbook.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:07:00am

re: #128 Blind Frog Belly White

Laura Loomer is DEEP in the Uncanny Valley here. Her face looks like an actual mask.

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I hope Tedra Cobb sees that picture and plasters it all over her district

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:07:45am

Ya think?

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:08:06am

“Hasan is a true soldier who fought for his beliefs,” Trump said to supporters. “He pressed the attack in the face of overwhelming odds. Did he get sentenced to die just for doing his job? I have a feeling he’s going to be all right. He has been through so much. Glad I could help!”

Critics say the President is undermining the military justice system by pardoning a convicted war criminal. “This sets a dangerous precedent that there are no consequences to mass murder,” Judge Harmon Willis said. “Tons of soldiers are going to start shooting up bases now that they can get away with it.” The weird kid in your unit who wears a black trenchcoat with chains was unavailable for comment.

“For more than 200 years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said to reporters.

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Citizen K  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:09:36am

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

It’s much bigger than the individuals. He pardoned these war criminals to send a broader message to his followers that violence and rank lawlessness is okay if it advances something Trump considers to be necessary. He’s priming his base for street violence in defense of him contesting the 2020 election.

There’s also a second, narrower message being aimed at people like Flynn, Manafort, and Stone that they will be rewarded for their loyalty once it becomes politically expedient to do so.

Pretty much, yeah. Violence in the glory of the Emperor is no vice and all that.

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wrenchwench  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:09:51am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:10:12am

re: #132 lawhawk

Ya think?

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Nope. The Hill will continue to showcase Republican stenography!

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:10:15am

re: #133 jaunte

Trump must pardon Gen. Hummel.

For those not in on it, Hummel’s the rogue general who wanted to use chemical weapons against San Francisco in the movie, The Rock.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:10:48am

re: #1 Belafon

Really, downvotes for an SNL skit?

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:11:12am

re: #137 lawhawk

“his bravery is matched only by his physical fitness”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:12:19am

re: #138 Belafon

Really, downvotes for an SNL skit?

Fat finger I bet.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:12:39am

re: #137 lawhawk

Trump must pardon Gen. Hummel.

For those not in on it, Hummel’s the rogue general who wanted to use chemical weapons against San Francisco in the movie, The Rock.

Ha ha, I thought I recognized the name.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:13:08am

re: #84 lawhawk

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It’s the “it was only attempted murder since I failed to actually shoot him” defense.

And note that the Christian right is dead silent on all this since power > morals as long as the right people are in office.

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John Hughes  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:15:57am

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

virgins give birth

Nothing impossible about that. Improbable maybe, but not impossible.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:17:36am

re: #142 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It’s the “it was only attempted murder since I failed to actually shoot him” defense.

And note that the Christian right is dead silent on all this since power > morals as long as the right people are in office.

I bet the Xtians would sing a different tune if that thug killed a white fetus!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:18:18am

re: #116 makeitstop

She’s really wrecked her reputation in a matter of days. Wonder if she realizes it?

Depends a lot on what Fox and the local newspapers in northern NYS are saying about her. If they’re silent or spinning/hiding things to be totally GOP- and Trump- centric than her reputation up there is probably intact for now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:18:49am

moron

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plansbandc  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:20:22am

re: #144 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nah. They’d still vote for him.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:23:30am

re: #143 John Hughes

Nothing impossible about that. Improbable maybe, but not impossible.

The Torah contains a story about a 90-year-old woman who gives birth (Genesis 21:2). That’s way more miraculous than a young woman giving birth. Again, improbable but not impossible.

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plansbandc  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:24:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:30:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:32:52am

re: #143 John Hughes

Nothing impossible about that. Improbable maybe, but not impossible.

virgins give birth to the Son of God

I understand parthenogenesis but not the sort they were describing

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:32:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:33:44am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

BREAKING: At least 3 people killed in shooting at Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma

Tree of Liberty is thirsty this week!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:34:34am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fuck

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:35:57am

re: #11 Belafon

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re: #124 Jay C

Well, TBH, the practice of giving out ambassadorships - normally to peaceful, out-of-the-way countries - as a “reward” to deep-pocket political donors is neither new nor different: it’s been that way as long as I can remember; and generally, un-remarked-on. The main difference here seems to be that the grubby detail of the monetary haggling have been made public: welcome to the Information Age….

some places like, oh, the EU, you need an experienced pro, others - say the bahamas maybe not so much

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:37:49am

re: #125 wrenchwench

Thr only unusual thing about Watergate was that they got caught.

This is a sentiment that we have to be careful with. That’s exactly the defence currently being painted - that all of Trumpism is just how things are, with corruption, criminality, and treason, but it’s ‘just politics’ that Democrats are making a big deal of it.

None of it is normal. Watergate wasn’t normal either - most people, including politicians, aren’t criminals. Trumpers will seize upon any excuse to absolve their tribe, especially ‘everyone does it’.

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lizardofid  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:38:33am

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

virgins give birth to the Son of God

I understand parthenogenesis but not the sort they were describing

I’m pretty sure the offspring are female in the cases it does occur in.

ETA: with gills

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:39:21am

re: #157 lizardofid

I’m pretty sure the offspring are female in the cases it does occur in.

I thought they gave birth to Greek temples

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:39:40am
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Jay C  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:40:42am

re: #143 John Hughes

re: #54 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

virgins give birth

Nothing impossible about that. Improbable maybe, but not impossible.

I recall reading, many years back, a lengthy (like 2000+ words-lengthy) online disquistion on the scientific/biological/medical probability of the Virgin Birth occurring as described in the Bible. And, after a long rundown of the odds, occurrences and mechanics of parthogenesis in various lower life-forms, animals, mammals and humans; the author concluded that yes, even if the probabilities in favor of it were expressed in incredibly low numbers, it WAS possible.
Of course, they also pointed out that even if the tale of the Virgin Birth did have a “scientific” foundation, it would mean that genetically, rather than being Mary’s son, Jesus was actually her twin brother.
Which as far as superstitious origin-myths go, makes about as much sense as anything.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:41:14am

this morning’s electoral-vote.com:

trumps problem: too many people involved, no way to keep them all quiet

…what Trump should have done is ask a friend to go buy him a cheap burner phone with a prepaid SIM card at a supermarket (for cash), so there would be no paper trail. Then he should have gone to one of his less-frequented golf clubs at dawn when no one was outdoors on the course, and used the phone to personally dial Zelensky and make his pitch. That way there would not have been any Sondlands or Morrisons, or others to potentially rat on him. Using a new phone from a location he hadn’t been to before as president would greatly reduce the chances of the Russians or Chinese listening in on the call. From a security point of view…[i]t should have been just himself, Zelensky and no one else….

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garzooma  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:41:35am

re: #70 lawhawk

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It’s crimes all the way down in Trumpworld, and nothing here exonerates Trump or his cronies. Everyone knows it - even the GOP. But the GOP continues to back Trump because the base is Trump’s know nothing extremist core.

I saw a piece in Talking Points Memo that brought home what these crimes mean:

U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was holding an event to honor a murdered Ukrainian anti-corruption activists when she received the call from Washington that President Trump had booted her from her post.

Yovanovitch told the House impeachment inquiry on Friday that she was holding an event in honor of Kateryna Handziuk, an activist who died last year after being doused in sulfuric acid.
[…]
The corrupt circumstances that led to Yovanovitch’s removal show a stark contrast with the painful demise of Handziuk.

The article further ties this to Trumpworld, by including this part about Yuriy Lutsenko, who was a main contributor to Giuliani’s Ukraine scheme:

The attack came as many anti-corruption activists in Ukraine faced violent attacks. When asked about the spate of violence in September 2018, none other than then-prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko blamed the activists themselves for “total hatred of the authorities” and for “stirring up society.”

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:43:02am

re: #156 Renaissance_Man

This is a sentiment that we have to be careful with. That’s exactly the defence currently being painted - that all of Trumpism is just how things are, with corruption, criminality, and treason, but it’s ‘just politics’ that Democrats are making a big deal of it.

None of it is normal. Watergate wasn’t normal either - most people, including politicians, aren’t criminals. Trumpers will seize upon any excuse to absolve their tribe, especially ‘everyone does it’.

driver: everybody was speeding
cop: i caught you

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:43:28am

Something silly this morning:

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John Hughes  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:45:49am

re: #155 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

some places like, oh, the EU, you need an experienced pro, others - say the bahamas maybe not so much

Of course if the US ambassador to the EU was an “experienced pro” maybe he’d have known that the Ukraine is not in the EU…

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John Hughes  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:48:30am

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

virgins give birth to the Son of God

Yeah, ok, the last word stretches my credulity.

I understand parthenogenesis but not the sort they were describing

I wasn’t even thinking parthenogenesis, I have a dirty mind.

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sagehen  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:49:00am

re: #155 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

some places like, oh, the EU, you need an experienced pro, others - say the bahamas maybe not so much

I remember about 10 years ago, Chris Matthews agitating on his show (repeatedly, for weeks) to be made ambassador to Lichtenstein.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:49:55am

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

this morning’s electoral-vote.com:

trumps problem: too many people involved, no way to keep them all quiet

He is used to being able to have everybody sign a NDA and have thugs ready to remind them of the (extra-legal) consequences of breaking omerta

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John Hughes  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:51:22am

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

what Trump should have done is ask a friend to go buy him a cheap burner phone with a prepaid SIM card at a supermarket (for cash),

He could have called himself Paul Bismuth while doing it.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:56:07am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder when businesses are going to decide that military weapons are bad for business and start basing their contributions to Republicans on it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:57:42am

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Teukka  Nov 18, 2019 • 8:59:31am

A heads up for Lizardim on Discord:

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:00:21am
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DodgerFan1988  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:01:59am
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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:07:41am
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Ferdinand  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:13:47am

re: #174 DodgerFan1988

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About 45 minutes south of me (OKC). No way I’d ever shop at a Wal-Mart in this state. I’ve spent time in cities with no go zones (NYC, Beirut). This is how we roll now. Lovely.

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:15:34am

re: #174 DodgerFan1988

Guess those good guys with the guns openly carrying turned into bad guys and no one noticed until the shots rang out.

OK is less safe thanks to GOP/NRA efforts to maximize gun sales and prioritize guns over public safety all by misreading/eviscerating the plain language of the 2A.

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makeitstop  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:22:42am

Question…is there a way to check Trump’s tweets for an IP address to find out where he’s tweeting from?

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Teukka  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:23:20am

re: #172 Teukka

A heads up for Lizardim on Discord:

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:23:32am

re: #165 John Hughes

Of course if the US ambassador to the EU was an “experienced pro” maybe he’d have known that the Ukraine is not in the EU…

yeah basics like that
and dont talk to the prez on your unsecured cell phone (in a public place, etc)

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Teukka  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:23:53am

re: #179 Teukka

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:24:26am

re: #76 HappyWarrior

A good song.

Well constructed. Classic question/answer type poem. With counter feelings in the progressive questions and answers. Him getting more pleading as the song goes on, and her getting madder as she answers.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:25:28am

re: #167 sagehen

I remember about 10 years ago, Chris Matthews agitating on his show (repeatedly, for weeks) to be made ambassador to Lichtenstein.

they could have sent him to Grand Fenwick, or Freedonia

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:25:50am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is used to being able to have everybody sign a NDA and have thugs ready to remind them of the (extra-legal) consequences of breaking omerta

yeah. didnt work

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:27:43am

re: #180 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

yeah basics like that
and dont talk to the prez on your unsecured cell phone (in a public place, etc)

The problem is these guys have disdain for the norm so they don’t care about diplomatic protocol.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:28:22am

re: #173 jaunte

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Go Elsie!

you’re doing a great job fund raising for Tedra

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sagehen  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:29:27am

re: #176 Ferdinand

About 45 minutes south of me (OKC). No way I’d ever shop at a Wal-Mart in this state. I’ve spent time in cities with no go zones (NYC, Beirut). This is how we roll now. Lovely.

The notion of “no-go zones” in NYC is very, very, VERY out-of-date. Our crime rate has gone down every year for 25 years. It’s now the lowest of all American cities with a population over 500,000.

In the late 80’s/early 90’s there was more than 2000 murders a year; for the last 5 years, it’s been less than 300. South Bronx, Times Square, Alphabet City, all the used-to-be dangerous places, are now super-bougie gentrified places where buying an apartment is close to $1000 per square foot.

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Teukka  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:29:52am

So… This tinder profile seems legit…

N.B.: SARC // N.B.: SARC // N.B.: SARC // N.B.: SARC // N.B.: SARC
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:34:11am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

The problem is these guys have disdain for the norm so they don’t care about diplomatic protocol.

i think its more than that
you’re a diplomat.
there are spies out there.
real life international intrigue spies.
don’t help them.

further, they created ‘spies’ on our side. while this is the gang that couldnt shoot straight, part of the reason trump is pissed is folks are testifying ‘against’ him. well if you’re sondland involved in this scheme, why talk about it at a restaurant in front of people who arent in on it

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sagehen  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:34:41am

re: #183 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

they could have sent him to Grand Fenwick, or Freedonia

Hail hail Freedonia

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:35:39am

re: #188 Teukka

So… This tinder profile seems legit…

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I wonder if he’s a Q Lazzarus fan.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:35:53am

Whether?

House investigating wetness of water….

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:36:06am

re: #189 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

i think its more than that
you’re a diplomat.
there are spies out there.
real life international intrigue spies.
don’t help them.

further, they created ‘spies’ on our side. while this is the gang that couldnt shoot straight, part of the reason trump is pissed is folks are testifying ‘against’ him. well if you’re sondland involved in this scheme, why talk about it at a restaurant in front of people who arent in on it

They just ain’t smart.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:40:06am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

They just ain’t smart.

indeed

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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:44:00am
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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:45:12am

Paging VB:

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:45:17am

note especially the raw vote 2019 vs 1995
when dems vote, dems win!

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:48:31am

re: #197 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

note especially the raw vote 2019 vs 1995
when dems vote, dems win!

ONE PERSON ONE VOTE!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:49:19am

re: #198 Belafon

ONE PERSON ONE VOTE!!!!

But mah demographics.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:49:44am

If we start competing with them in the Deep South, they’re rightfully fucked.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:54:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:54:54am

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:55:05am

re: #197 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Last night @JMilesColeman noted that GOP had ~2000 raw vote margin over Dems when adding up all of the votes cast in this year’s KY, LA, & MS gubernatorial elections.

So, is he arguing that the GOP should be able to use votes cast in MS that they don’t need to add to their vote totals in the races they lost?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:55:37am

oh dear

Prez of Ukraine has a greater respect for the democratic institutions of the United States than Trump

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:56:54am

re: #203 Blind Frog Belly White

So, is he arguing that the GOP should be able to use votes cast in MS that they don’t need to add to their vote totals in the races they lost?

I think he’s just stating the numbers. It’s just to show how much GOP totals have gone down.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:57:18am

re: #204 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

oh dear

Prez of Ukraine has a greater respect for the democratic institutions of the United States than Trump

I assume Zelensky grew up looking to the US as a model. Trump? Trump’s never been interested than the Presidency other than a tool to push his own interests. And I’m glad this is finally coming out. I imagine Kyiv was a little reluctant to admit there was anxiety about the pressure because of how volatile Trump is and of course Putin too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:57:35am

The Oklahoma Walmart shooting:

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Dr. Matt  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:57:43am

Another day in Gunfuckery America….

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:58:59am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Oklahoma Walmart shooting:

I was wondering if it was going to be that. When I heard three in the parking lot, that’s what came to mind immediately.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:59:25am
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Belafon  Nov 18, 2019 • 9:59:49am

re: #208 Dr. Matt

Another day in Gunfuckery America….

Look at 207, and earlier.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:00:16am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:01:41am

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The corrupted court will vote 5-4 to shield Trump.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:02:30am

- so volker ‘may’ have lied to congress (yeah he did)
- sondland tried lying and also got exposed. he either re-re-corrects the record or goess 5th amendment
- trump, well we know about him

they thought if they lied, that would be it, no one would dig, or find out.
they were wrong. and naive

no wonder trump wont let any of the big players testify - they would either lie (with the house likely already knowing the answers) or their true testimony would uncover everything and bring it all down

like i wrote above, a conspiracy of more than one is bound to fail, and with these jokers…

nancy always knew there was something. maybe not what specifically, but something.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:05:06am

The more we find out the worse it looks for Trump. Going to be a bitter winter for him.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:06:48am
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lawhawk  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:08:08am

I want this fucker testifying under oath for all to see. He’s complicit in these criminal acts, and he no longer has Trump’s cover.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:08:30am

re: #215 HappyWarrior

The more we find out the worse it looks for Trump. Going to be a bitter winter for him.

“nothing to see here, he didnt do anything wrong” etc was so stupid and premature

thats why you investigate

(yeah, it’s obvious why they tried it anyway)

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:09:49am

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:11:10am
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sagehen  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:13:14am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Oklahoma Walmart shooting:

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why does this not surprise me?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:14:34am

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

BREAKING: SCOTUS issues temporary stay in Trump v. Mazars, keeping the president’s tax returns private for now. House Dems have till Nov. 21st to respond.

I am afraid that Trump is going to prevail on this because SCOTUS knows that releasing his returns would be political poison for the whole GOP.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:26:43am

re: #160 Jay C

I recall reading, many years back, a lengthy (like 2000+ words-lengthy) online disquistion on the scientific/biological/medical probability of the Virgin Birth occurring as described in the Bible. And, after a long rundown of the odds, occurrences and mechanics of parthogenesis in various lower life-forms, animals, mammals and humans; the author concluded that yes, even if the probabilities in favor of it were expressed in incredibly low numbers, it WAS possible.
Of course, they also pointed out that even if the tale of the Virgin Birth did have a “scientific” foundation, it would mean that genetically, rather than being Mary’s son, Jesus was actually her twin brother.
Which as far as superstitious origin-myths go, makes about as much sense as anything.

I’ve always found it funny when people try to make scientific sense of ‘miracles’ in the bible, whether it’s “What if one of God’s days is really just a billion years” to “If you put water in a wineskin that’s held red wine, it will pick up color from the residue” to “Maybe Jesus was born through parthenogenesis?”

How about “Mary had it off with some other guy and told Joseph it was the Almighty”?

A woman who lived in Cape Cod,
Claimed her child had been fathered by God.
But ‘twas not The Almighty
Who lifted her nightie,
It was Roger, the lodger, by God!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 18, 2019 • 10:27:30am

re: #222 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am afraid that Trump is going to prevail on this because SCOTUS knows that releasing his returns would be political poison for the whole GOP.

Maybe. But the temporary stay is not the same as granting cert, let alone ruling.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 18, 2019 • 11:12:55am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

This incident reminds me when I was back in college when the estranged husband of my calculus prof shot and killed a fellow math teacher at the airport.


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