The Bob Cesca Podcast: Nation of Suckers

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

Nation Of Suckers — NSFW! TRex David Ferguson fills in for Buzz Burbank today; The new Facebook alternative site MeWe; Trump doesn’t know what centennial means; Trump on Fox and Friends; Trump is David Brent; Russian trolls on the march; New Rolling Stone investigation into Russian active measures; Tucker Carlson rooting for Russia; SCOTUS and Trump’s taxes; Don McGahn ordered to testify; Lordy there are tapes; Pardoned SEAL Eddie Gallagher did some horrible things; With music by Young Gun Silver Fox and Fabulous Fabulist; and more!

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:00:18pm

Two days old. I seem to have missed this bit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:10:12pm

And just like that, everyone stopped worrying about wildfires.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:10:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:11:49pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:13:28pm

Oh Fox also did a bit of the War on Columbus Day crap, too!

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:17:10pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
Wait. So Trump is now saying liberals are waging a War on Thanksgiving as well as the long-running War on Christmas?

OK, which one of you guys leaked the new plans for oppressing conservatives by destroying everything they hold dear?

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8:10 PM - Nov 26, 2019

The only people waging a war on Thanksgiving are merchants who decided that Christmas season begins the day after Halloween, thereby destroying such longtime beautiful traditions as Black Friday.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:21:16pm

re: #6 Hecuba’s daughter

The only people waging a war on Thanksgiving are merchants who decided that Christmas season begins the day after Halloween, thereby destroying such longtime beautiful traditions as Black Friday.

Dern tootin’! Them and the ones who start Black Friday on Thanksgiving day.

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Kilroy was here  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:23:12pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:23:41pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

And just like that, everyone stopped worrying about wildfires.

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Now… the mudslides.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:27:17pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

And just like that, everyone stopped worrying about wildfires.

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well, for 6 months anyway.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:40:27pm

.33” of rain so far at chez pirate. plus the .02 from back in I can’t remember, for a total this year of .35”.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:41:04pm

re: #11 Dread Pirate

.33” of rain so far at chez pirate. plus the .02 from back in I can’t remember, for a total this year of .35”.

Snow has started falling here as the first snowpocalypse of the season gets underway.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:49:23pm

Has anybody bothered to add him to the polls? I can’t see anybody voting for him.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:56:52pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 6:59:02pm

Rain rate 4.36”/hr, good thing it’s just a band passing by. .55” total.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:00:12pm

re: #15 Dread Pirate

Not down here yet, though I see that rain is finally showing up on the Vandenberg radar.

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sagehen  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:01:02pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

And just like that, everyone stopped worrying about wildfires.

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So I guess now it’s mudslide season?

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calochortus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:02:57pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

And just like that, everyone stopped worrying about wildfires.

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Everyone except some guy from CalFire who was on NPR this morning pointing out that if it gets dry again all bets are off. Nat’l Weather Service is calling for more rain this weekend, so I think we can, in fact, relax. (Except for the mudslides mentioned by Freetoken.)

I’m just happy to have dirt washed off everything.

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calochortus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:05:15pm

In other local news, our turkey is brining.

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jaunte  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:05:49pm

re: #19 calochortus

For the fjords?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:05:54pm

Looks like we’re going to have a very wet Friendsgiving here in Los Angeles. I already have the Sweet Potato pie in the refrigerator, an Edwards ham is in the oven being baked basted with a brown sugar/cardamon/vanilla bean glaze. Tomorrow I bake the coconut custard pie. and Friendsgiving morning the biscuits go in the oven which will be served with Harry & David Apple Butter.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:06:14pm
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jaunte  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:08:20pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:08:58pm

re: #22 Patricia Kayden

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This is what Putin wants. His Republican acolytes started with running up so much red ink that we will soon be unable to equip an adequate military and Trump is now encouraging war criminals. And coming up next Trump will pull out of NATO just as Putin wants!

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calochortus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:11:42pm

re: #20 jaunte

For the fjords?

Probably not. It does appear to actually be dead.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:13:15pm

“Unionization and collective bargaining are the only things that will save this country,” so said my Trumpite brother during a telephone conversation tonight.

He still does not believe that the Republican Party is the eternal, sworn, deadly enemy of unions, that union busting ranks with tax cuts and deregulation as one of their bedrock objectives. To me, this is like not knowing that Lenin was a communist.

There may be hope for him, though.

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Jay C  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:13:17pm

re: #23 jaunte

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“Brake lights in both directions”??

No wonder their traffic is messed up……

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KGxvi  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:13:51pm

Update to an earlier story we were discussing:

theroot.com

Good on Buttigieg. Especially the part where he mostly listened

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:17:30pm

re: #22 Patricia Kayden

I had a dark thought on this: what if, because of Trump, certain soldiers have suddenly fatal “accidents” rather than having their scopes sabotaged or reports being file.

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KGxvi  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:17:54pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

And just like that, everyone stopped worrying about wildfires.

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And started worrying about mudslides

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KGxvi  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:19:53pm

re: #27 Jay C

“Brake lights in both directions”??

No wonder their traffic is messed up……

Could be worse, I mean it was brake lights in only two directions

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:20:20pm

re: #29 Belafon

I had a dark thought on this: what if, because of Trump, certain soldiers have suddenly fatal “accidents” rather than having their scopes sabotaged or reports being file.

Worse…what if the punk’s pals in the military turn their guns on the witnesses who testified against him????

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:21:07pm

re: #31 KGxvi

Could be worse, I mean it was brake lights in only two directions

When the brake lights are in all directions, this is bad and you will not go to space today.

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sagehen  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:23:31pm

re: #29 Belafon

I had a dark thought on this: what if, because of Trump, certain soldiers have suddenly fatal “accidents” rather than having their scopes sabotaged or reports being file.

As long as they’re fragging the people who need fragging, and it’s not the Gallaghers fragging the honorable soldiers.

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makeitstop  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:24:25pm

So, was Trump just ripped out of his mind at that rally tonight or what?

Holy crap.

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calochortus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:25:32pm

re: #35 makeitstop

So, was Trump just ripped out of his mind at that rally tonight or what?

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Holy crap.

Sock rockets?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:26:44pm

re: #29 Belafon

I had a dark thought on this: what if, because of Trump, certain soldiers have suddenly fatal “accidents” rather than having their scopes sabotaged or reports being file.

It happened in Vietnam, and several times since.

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makeitstop  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:27:45pm

re: #36 calochortus

Sock rockets?

‘You saw that, right?’

I’m telling ya, he’s all hopped up on goofballs.

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calochortus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:29:42pm

re: #38 makeitstop

‘You saw that, right?’

I’m telling ya, he’s all hopped up on goofballs.

From a Freeper:

To: mrsmith

He seems in a very relaxed mood tonight.

146 posted on 11/26/2019, 7:24:07 PM by dandiegirl (BOBBY)

I guess you could call it “relaxed.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:30:36pm

re: #38 makeitstop

‘You saw that, right?’

I’m telling ya, he’s all hopped up on goofballs.

It doesn’t matter. He could strip down and whizz on the crowd and they would cheer because they have had 40 years of Republican brainwashing to accept that Trump is their God-anointed King!

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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:32:50pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:35:38pm

re: #40 Joe Bacon 🌹

It doesn’t matter. He could strip down and whizz on the crowd and they would cheer because they have had 40 years of Republican brainwashing to accept that Trump is their God-anointed King!

As I said at the time, he could, in actual fact, murder someone in broad daylight on 5th Avenue and there would be people defending him.

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makeitstop  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:36:11pm

re: #40 Joe Bacon 🌹

It doesn’t matter. He could strip down and whizz on the crowd and they would cheer because they have had 40 years of Republican brainwashing to accept that Trump is their God-anointed King!

I saw a couple of tweets that said the crowd was getting bored. There was footage from the last one that showed people heading for the exits.

He’s wearing out his schtick. People are geting bored with it.

But whatever they gave him tonight, it must have been real good. He was gone like Vegas Elvis.

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stpaulbear  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:40:04pm

re: #43 makeitstop

I saw a couple of tweets that said the crowd was getting bored. There was footage from the last one that showed people heading for the exits.

He’s wearing out his schtick. People are geting bored with it.

But whatever they gave him tonight, it must have been real good. He was gone like Vegas Elvis.

And it sounds like he’s acting like Graceland Elvis when he’s in the White House.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:42:07pm

re: #44 stpaulbear

And it sounds like he’s acting like Graceland Elvis when he’s in the White House.

Yes but this time Dr. Nick is prescribing more Big Macs, buckets of KFC and thick slices of chocolate cake with two scoops instead of Percodan!

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makeitstop  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:43:18pm

re: #44 stpaulbear

And it sounds like he’s acting like Graceland Elvis when he’s in the White House.

TV-shootin’ Trump. :)

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makeitstop  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:48:44pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:48:54pm

re: #46 makeitstop

TV-shootin’ Trump. :)

Not when FAUX and FIENDS is on!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:50:46pm

I can hear my wacko nut relatives saying, “Trump ain’t slurring ‘cause the Holy Spirit descended on him and he’s taking in tongues.”

And I just SMGDH…

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stpaulbear  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:50:54pm

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:51:28pm

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can hear my wacko nut relatives saying, “Trump ain’t slurring ‘cause the Holy Spirit descended on him and he’s taking in tongues.”

And I just SMGDH…

I … can sadly empathize with that.

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calochortus  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:56:32pm

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

re: #51 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My condolences to you both.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:57:17pm

So, this Thanksgiving dinner in which the wife and I cook for 3 progressives and about ten conservatives I will remind them. Your food was prepared by a pair of liberals. Much of it grown or raised in Evil California. Likely harvested by immigrants.

Hows your appetite now?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 26, 2019 • 7:57:51pm

re: #53 Rightwingconspirator

So, this Thanksgiving dinner in which the wife and I cook for 3 progressives and about ten conservatives I will remind them. Your food was prepared by a pair of liberals. Much of it grown or raised in Evil California. Likely harvested by immigrants.

Hows your appetite now?

I like the cut of your jib.

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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:01:23pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:06:39pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:19:18pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:29:38pm

Measles outbreak in Samoa thanks to anti-vaxers. 2437 cases, 32 dead.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:38:19pm

42% approves of White Nationalism, autocratic rule, Chinese-style gulags for Central American babies, and genocide of Kurds.

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wrenchwench  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:41:09pm

re: #59 DodgerFan1988

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42% approves of White Nationalism, autocratic rule, Chinese-style gulags for Central American babies, and genocide of Kurds.

50% of Americans don’t know the meanings of 50% of those words.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:45:47pm

re: #54 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I like the cut of your jib.

*Elvis accent* Why thank you verra much.

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Belafon  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:47:20pm

re: #59 DodgerFan1988

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42% approves of White Nationalism, autocratic rule, Chinese-style gulags for Central American babies, and genocide of Kurds.

These people entirely think in terms if what’s happening to them. Until Trump affects them personally, they don’t really care what happens.

I work with a lot of people in that group, who are not only college educated, but many of them have masters degrees. And the only thing that will probably change their view is when Trump ends America’s involvement in NATO, and suddenly our parent defense contractor suddenly doesn’t need as many workers.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:48:52pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 26, 2019 • 8:50:03pm

re: #59 DodgerFan1988

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42% approves of White Nationalism, autocratic rule, Chinese-style gulags for Central American babies, and genocide of Kurds.

Some of those 42% are interested only in their 401(k)s — and don’t care if others are tortured or murdered or we all lose our freedoms- as long their bank accounts are healthy

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:10:17pm

Now we see the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press pulling out all the stops for Mayor Pete and they have their knives out for Warren. Had to shut Tweety off when his panel proclaimed Warren is now DOA. Only makes me double down my support of her.

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Mattand  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:15:30pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

Now we see the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press pulling out all the stops for Mayor Pete and they have their knives out for Warren. Had to shut Tweety off when his panel proclaimed Warren is now DOA. Only makes me double down my support of her.

I have a feeling if you looked over Tweety’s proclamations and predictions from the last few decades, he’d have track record as bad or worse than Bill Kristol’s.

Shit, if I were on Warren’s team, I’d advise her to view Tweety’s comments as her personal “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:19:16pm

re: #66 Mattand

I have a feeling if you looked over Tweety’s proclamations and predictions from the last few decades, he’d have track record as bad or worse than Bill Kristol’s.

Shit, if I were on Warren’s team, I’d advise her to view Tweety’s comments as her personal “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment.

Just finished going over The Washington Post online and they also have their knives out for Warren…they already did a nasty hatchet job on Kamala and that still has me pissed off!

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:19:17pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:27:53pm
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William Lewis  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:33:25pm

re: #29 Belafon

I had a dark thought on this: what if, because of Trump, certain soldiers have suddenly fatal “accidents” rather than having their scopes sabotaged or reports being file.

Wouldn’t be the first time…

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:51:39pm

re: #69 Dread Pirate

I would eat those, but for some reason they’re hard to find in the Bay Area.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 26, 2019 • 9:51:52pm

re: #69 Dread Pirate

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Well there’s always…

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Dread Pirate  Nov 26, 2019 • 10:13:48pm
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ckkatz  Nov 26, 2019 • 10:16:16pm

Saw the title of this thread and was reminded of the Robert Burns Poem:

Parcel O’ Rogues sung by Alastair McDonald

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ckkatz  Nov 26, 2019 • 10:17:16pm

And continuing on the Scottish theme…

In honor of all those distant from their home, in geography or time on this Thanksgiving.

The song is about a Highlander exiled to England who desperately asks the North Wind for news from his homeland:

Jim Reid - I Saw The Wild Geese Flee

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 26, 2019 • 11:03:06pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:11:23am

“Director of Buttlicking”

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:39:12am

Here’s an “only in Germany” story for you…..

A German pensioner lost tens of thousands of euros at the weekend after leaving it on the roof of his car in a moment of forgetfulness.

The 69-year-old man withdrew €20,000 ($22,000) from a bank in Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, at about 3.40 p.m (14.40 UTC) on Friday, Bochum police said in a statement released on Tuesday.

He placed the money in an envelope and then put it on the roof of his car before pulling off.

The man realized his mistake as he got out of his car a short while later in Annen — to find the envelope with the cash had blown off.

dw.com

The reason I half-jokingly say “only in Germany” is because Germany is still very much a cash society - even big-ticket purchases such as cars are often made in cash.

Hope the guy gets his money back. €20,000 isn’t like losing a €10 bill.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:40:16am

Goes to my theory that a major component of modern conservatism is frontal lobe disinhibition and general mental degradation. These are people who by and large either can’t or won’t control themselves, who stare longingly into the abyss of their own id until it stares back.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2019 • 1:10:46am

Travel update: Wife and I decided to say fuck it on the Iron Man 14 hour drive and got a room for the night. We are currently in Little Rock, AR.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2019 • 1:15:39am

Looks like rain finally getting to Santa Barbara, but most of it is still up in central California. It was forecast that it would rain tonight/early morning down here in the south, but it looks like the rain won’t get here until noon-ish.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 1:21:02am

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

Goes to my theory that a major component of modern conservatism is frontal lobe disinhibition and general mental degradation. These are people who by and large either can’t or won’t control themselves, who stare longingly into the abyss of their own id until it stares back.

There are many currents, but for people like Alex Jones and Binkowski it is pure cynical grift. They can smell a mark and know that these fools are eager to part with their savings just to prove a point and trigger a Lib.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 1:23:21am

re: #81 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

we’re at .73” for the storm, now we just have scattered showers in the unstable air behind the front.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 27, 2019 • 1:35:41am

Damn, that’s a significant shockwave.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 1:47:25am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 27, 2019 • 2:52:07am

re: #20 jaunte

For the fjords?

That was particularly egregious. Go to your corner.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 2:52:26am

re: #85 Dread Pirate

This is the view of the TPC refinery explosion from our front porch.

Pretty damn apocalyptic.

Recall a major fire and explosion at the old Standard Oil (now BP) refinery in Whiting, Indiana, tank cars were lifted off the ground and thrown 50 feet or more…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 2:52:52am

re: #20 jaunte

For the fjords?

for the tjeslas

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 3:12:07am

re: #85 Dread Pirate

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That’s a pretty big explosion. I’m reading there’s been three reported injuries thus far. Yeesh.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 3:27:23am

re: #69 Dread Pirate

I do not understand British cuisine.

“British cuisine” is an oxymoron.

Like jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly, and disco music.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Nov 27, 2019 • 3:32:04am

re: #90 sagehen

I like all four of those.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 3:41:59am

re: #90 sagehen

“British cuisine” is an oxymoron.

Like jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly, and disco music.

I would like to disagree, they do have some fine food, but a great deal of British culinary and cultural tradition seems to involve putting up with crap that most other people would not deal with in order to build and display their vaunted strength of character.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:09:32am

My prediction: Democrats will vote to censure and restart impeachment hearings when they get more information on Trump’s financial transactions of the past. The Democrats just don’t have the political capital to spend on this going to the Senate.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:14:36am

re: #93 Shropshire Slasher

My prediction: Democrats will vote to censure and restart impeachment hearings when they get more information on Trump’s financial transactions of the past. The Democrats just don’t have the political capital to spend on this going to the Senate.

Yeah, I don’t see that happening. As much as House Dem leadership likes playing things safe, they also realize they only get one bite at this particular apple. Building up the importance of impeachment and the necessity to hold Trump accountable, only to settle for censure would pretty much be the end of it all. Nobody would take such talk later seriously, nor would the public be as supportive the second go around. It’s pretty much now or never, either this is going to the Senate or Trump gets a pass.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:21:40am

Morning all…. 50deg. And prolly gonna rain in CenTex today.

MJ is giving slimy love to Bloomberg this morning.
This could be troubling. Slick adds to the unwashed.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:31:22am

re: #94 Targetpractice

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it? Tying everyone up before an election, impeachment exasperation will set in and could turn everyone quite negative. Fight the battles you can win. I believe there are still some banking and IRS things they can hang on Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:36:15am

So, in humorous news out of the Czech Republic, a hospital in the city of Havlíčkův Brod was having a problem with customers in the hospital restaurant stealing coffee spoons. So, they had a small hole drilled in the center of the spoon to make them unappealing.

Except now, the customers are stealing them because they’re “unique”. LOL it’s like something straight out of The Good Soldier Švejk.

Here’s an excerpt, translated into English:

Because the hospital’s bistro customers were stealing coffee or tea spoons in bulk, the hospital was looking for ways to prevent it.

“Someone thought to make a hole in them, which would partially depreciate them and stop attracting thieves,” says hospital spokeswoman Petra Černo.

Hundreds of teaspoons have passed under the hands of hospital handymen. They drilled a small hole in each teaspoon with a lathe in the workshop. When mixing tea or coffee, the buttonhole doesn’t matter. However, it is very difficult to take a drink with it “by the teaspoon”.

Over time, however, it turned out that the hospital’s original idea was only half successful. The number of stolen spoons decreased rapidly, but the hassle has not completely disappeared.

“Customers are no longer taking spoons to use them at home. But sometimes they take it because it is a rarity that it does not see anywhere else”, said Petra Černo.

Original article, in Czech: idnes.cz There’s a photogallery there of the modified spoons.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:38:33am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it?

The Democrats can then appeal directly to voters: the Senate was to craven to convict in light of clear evidence, now it is up to the people to finish the job.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:46:33am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it? Tying everyone up before an election, impeachment exasperation will set in and could turn everyone quite negative. Fight the battles you can win. I believe there are still some banking and IRS things they can hang on Trump.

And you genuinely believe that this information in those banking or IRS “things” that can turn 20+ Senate Republicans against Donald Trump? That the men who now argue that the powers of the presidency are unlimited and that it is wrong for men with decades of service to question his actions or motives will take the word of IRS officials that Trump is a crook and vote to convict? I genuinely can’t decide whether you’re wildly naive or full of enough shit to fertilize the Sinai.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:53:05am

re: #99 Targetpractice

Tell that to all the Democratic house members they have to go back and compete in competitive districts.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:54:02am

More people support impeach and removing Trump and than they did Clinton. I’ve seen polls consistently at about 50%. To put things in perspective Bill Clinton was at 29%. And this whole deal is much more serious than Bill perjuring himself over an affair. Plus more stuff comes out. You need to impeach Trump now not in the hope the Senate convicts but you create a precedent against future power hungry executives. Would it be nice if the Senate convicted? Absolutely but you can argue that Senate Republicans have ignored Trumps wrongdoings purposefully. Nothing in the hearings has strengthened Trump’s defenses. A lot has weakened it however.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:54:24am

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:55:46am

re: #100 Shropshire Slasher

Tell that to all the Democratic house members they have to go back and compete in competitive districts.

Impeachment and remove is supported by at least 50% of the population. They were elected to hold Trump accountable. If they had started moving directly to impeachment last January there might be a point.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:58:01am

re: #103 HappyWarrior

But do you honestly believe that he will be convicted in the Senate?

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 4:59:59am

re: #100 Shropshire Slasher

Tell that to all the Democratic house members they have to go back and compete in competitive districts.

For shits and giggles, do you think that a censure vote would be any less partisan? That after weeks of building up the need to impeach Trump, the hours and hours of live testimony and social disruption that has come from such, that House Dems settling for a “We think what you did was wrong, BUT we don’t have the will to move forward” would in some way be better? And that House Repubs would feel any pressure to do more than point and laugh?

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:00:00am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:00:19am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it?

They’re never going to convict in the Senate because Republicans are trash who are actively trying to tear down our democracy because they know they can’t win free and fair elections anymore. We have to make them own Trump’s flagrant corruption and abuse of power.

Tying everyone up before an election, impeachment exasperation will set in and could turn everyone quite negative.

Mitch McConnell has already tied everyone up, he’s turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard.

Fight the battles you can win. I believe there are still some banking and IRS things they can hang on Trump.

First of all this is cynical cowardly advice, just giving up on impeachment for a flagrant abuse of power, bribery and extortion sends the message that Democrats won’t fight for the country because Republicans live inside an impenetrable walled garden filled with ignorance where facts aren’t allowed to take root. Secondly, we can do both, nothing precludes making the case for impeachment on the current charges while continuing to go after Trump’s financial crimes. Thirdly, everyone here should realize that you absolutely never argue in good faith, and if you genuinely thought this issue was a loser for Democrats in 2020 you’d be thrilled to see this pass the House and go to the Senate.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:01:52am

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

They’re never going to convict in the Senate because Republicans are trash who are actively trying to tear down our democracy because they can’t win free and fair elections. We have to make them own Trump’s flagrant corruption and abuse of power.

Mitch McConnell has already tied everyone up, he’s turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard.

First of all this is cynical cowardly advice, just giving up on impeachment for a flagrant abuse of power, bribery and extortion sends the message that Democrats won’t fight for the country because Republicans live inside an impenetrable walled garden filled with ignorance where facts aren’t allowed to take root. Secondly, we can do both, nothing precludes making the case for impeachment on the current charges while continuing to go after Trump’s financial crimes. Thirdly, everyone here should realize is that you absolutely never argue in good faith, and if you genuinely thought this issue was a loser for Democrats in 2020 you’d be thrilled to see this pass the House and go to the Senate.

Concern trolls gotta concern…and troll.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:02:57am

re: #104 Shropshire Slasher

But do you honestly believe that he will be convicted in the Senate?

Senate Republicans — McConnell especially, but the rest are happy to follow his lead — do not operate in good faith. They haven’t for 10 years at least. Should we roll over to that? Or try to make it as clear as possible to the voters?

We should have made a much, much bigger stink about what they did to Merrick Garland.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:04:33am

re: #104 Shropshire Slasher

But do you honestly believe that he will be convicted in the Senate?

So because Senate Republicans ignore their duty, House Dems should do the same. And not convicting never stopped the Republicans of the late 90’s from successfully impeaching Bill Clinton. Why have impeach and removal at all by your standard? The provision wasn’t written with politics in mind. It was written for when an Executive and Trump absolutely fits the bill here abused his power, committed crimes worthy of impeachment, & in Trump’s case continues to ignore the legislative branch as a co-equal branch to the executive. If Senate Republicans want to be seen as ignoring impeachable crimes, that’s on them and not the House Dems who started the process. And I think that’s what the people of this country feel.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:04:40am

re: #105 Targetpractice

Yes I do feel it’s less partisan. There isn’t anything stopping the Democrats from another round of impeachment hearings if more information comes up. I think it would be a lot harder if it went to the Senate and they wanted to start round two. IMHO.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:06:04am

Too many GOP senators are afraid of the kompromat that will be released if they vote against Trump

Many more are afraid of the shitstorm they will face with their constituency at home if they vote against Trump

Others are just cynical bastards who see him as a loose cannon, but a useful loose cannon.

That is enough of a critical mass to keep the rest from breaking with the herd.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:11:01am

Let’s just put this in perspective. With all we now know about 1/2 of the country supports not only impeaching him but removal. That’s an unprecedented number. Trump has had plenty of time to counter the charges against him but time and facts have actually strengthened the argument for impeachment. He hasn’t admitted wrong doing. He in fact continues to lie and obstruct. Republicans don’t support him in principle. They operate in fear of him supporting primary opponents against him and attacking them.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:11:16am

re: #111 Shropshire Slasher

Yes I do feel it’s less partisan. There isn’t anything stopping the Democrats from another round of impeachment hearings if more information comes up. I think it would be a lot harder if it went to the Senate and they wanted to start round two. IMHO.

Perhaps I should been clearer, do you genuinely believe that the vote for censure would be less partisan than for impeachment? As in, do you believe that House Repubs would handle such a move in good faith and vote for that bill, rather than looking to capitalize on the House Dems backing down from impeachment to hammer home that Trump’s power is beyond contest? That after weeks of contorting themselves into all sorts of legal and ethical pretzels about how Trump’s blatant abuse of the powers of his office were totally lawful if not appropriate, they would turn on their heels and agree to a censure of Trump (the first ever in US history) to say that what he did was wrong and they don’t approve?

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:14:23am

re: #114 Targetpractice

When you say it that way, it makes even more sense to vote for censure.. If you could get some Republicans to go along with that you could take that and run with it.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:16:18am

re: #115 Shropshire Slasher

When you say it that way, it makes even more sense to vote for censure.. If you could get some Republicans to go along with that you could take that and run with it.

How many would be “some”? Just how many House Repubs have said they’d support a censure measure but vote against impeachment?

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:17:40am

re: #116 Targetpractice

All you need is one. Then it’s non-partisan.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:18:43am

re: #117 Shropshire Slasher

All you need is one. Then it’s non-partisan.

I think I’d rather push forward with impeachment in the hopes that I could get that 1 vote than punt for the same vote.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:19:48am

re: #118 Targetpractice

That being said, there are still more hearings and everything is still fluid. Thank you for your responses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:22:44am

A second set of impeachment hearings, no matter how well founded, would start to lend weight to GOP cries of “witch hunt!”

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:22:55am

re: #119 Shropshire Slasher

That being said, there are still more hearings and everything is still fluid. Thank you for your responses.

Yeah, I’d rather see where we sit after the Judiciary has had their say. More witnesses may still come forward, more documents may turn up, and the courts still have time to respond to the legal challenges on their plates. There’s too much time on the clock to pack it in now.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:26:09am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A second set of impeachment hearings, no matter how well founded, would start to lend weight to GOP cries of “witch hunt!”

Dropping impeachment now with the open-ended promise of picking it back up “later” would indeed lend credence to a lot of Repub talking points. Not simply that it’s a “witch hunt,” but also that it’s purely a political ploy, one intended to damage Trump’s chances at reelection, and that Dems don’t really care about abuses of power than they do making him look bad. Likewise it would make those Repubs saying that Ukraine is simply the “fallback” after the “failure” of the Russia investigation sound more credible if another impeachment attempt is made on new charges.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:29:49am

This is what has Shropshire worried and trying to gaslight us this morning.

Public support for impeaching President Donald Trump has tracked steadily higher over the past few weeks while a U.S. House of Representatives committee held a series of televised impeachment hearings, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.

The latest poll, conducted on Monday and Tuesday, found that 47% of adults in the United States felt Trump “should be impeached,” while 40% said he should not.

The result, combined with Reuters/Ipsos polling over the past several weeks, showed that the number of Americans who want to impeach the president increasingly outnumbers those who do not.

Just before the hearings started on Nov. 13, the Reuters/Ipsos poll found that “net support” for impeachment, which is the difference between the number who support impeachment and the number who oppose, was 3 percentage points.

That increased to 4 points after the first week of hearings, and then to 5 points as the second week of hearings started. The latest poll shows that net support for impeachment is now at 7 points.

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:29:58am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would like to disagree, they do have some fine food, but a great deal of British culinary and cultural tradition seems to involve putting up with crap that most other people would not deal with in order to build and display their vaunted strength of character.

I’ve also noticed this trend as a lot of British cuisine either sounds like or perhaps may be directly related to Klingon food.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:30:00am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it?

Because it is the right thing to do.

Something Democrats actually care about. Right and wrong.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:31:06am

re: #103 HappyWarrior

Impeachment and remove is supported by at least 50% of the population. They were elected to hold Trump accountable. If they had started moving directly to impeachment last January there might be a point.

More than 50% last I saw.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:31:52am

re: #108 Targetpractice

Concern trolls gotta concern…and troll.

No shit.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:33:38am

re: #123 goddamnedfrank

This is what has Shropshire worried and trying to gaslight us this morning.

The spin I’d seen since last week is that, because polls were staying steady or going up only slightly, that this was supposedly evidence (in the eyes of the corporate press) that the hearings had been a failure and House Dems push forward with impeachment at their peril. You know, from the same folks who argued back in October that just holding the vote on H.R. 660 was suicidal for the party.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:34:00am

re: #126 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

More than 50% last I saw.

Yeah I’ve seen above 50% in many polls. I mean think about that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:34:29am

re: #124 Florida Panhandler

I’ve also noticed this trend as a lot of British cuisine either sounds like or perhaps may be directly related to Klingon food.

And most of it tastes like something made in a replicator with no actual food or taste involved.

England is the only place I have ever been that offers completely tasteless Thai food.

The group I was working with told me they didn’t like celery because it had too powerful a flavor.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:35:32am
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jeffreyw  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:38:49am

Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:39:57am

re: #130 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And most of it tastes like something made in a replicator with no actual food or taste involved.

England is the only place I have ever been that offers completely tasteless Thai food.

The group I was working with told me they didn’t like celery because it had too powerful a flavor.

I do sorta like the traditional English breakfast but no one ever gets excited for a night of English dining. Hell even the English know this which is why Tikka Masala got so popular there.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:45:01am

re: #132 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

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Weaselone  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:45:16am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it? Tying everyone up before an election, impeachment exasperation will set in and could turn everyone quite negative. Fight the battles you can win. I believe there are still some banking and IRS things they can hang on Trump.

Just some quick questions. Do you also apply this logic to other cases where jury bias is essentially a given and therefore conviction is highly unlikely? Should prosecutors not bring police who shoot unarmed civilians to trial? During the civil rights era was the failure of local prosecutors to bring people who committed lynchings to trial justified by the fact that a jury would never vote to convict?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:46:19am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:47:31am

re: #135 Weaselone

Just some quick questions. Do you also apply this logic to other cases where jury bias is essentially a given and therefore conviction is highly unlikely? Should prosecutors not bring police who shoot unarmed civilians to trial? During the civil rights era was the failure of local prosecutors to bring people who committed lynchings to trial justified by the fact that a jury would never vote to convict?

THAT’S DIFFRNT!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:47:38am
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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:49:13am

re: #138 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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The corporate press creaming their jeans at any poll showing someone other than Warren leading.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:50:39am

re: #124 Florida Panhandler

I’ve also noticed this trend as a lot of British cuisine either sounds like or perhaps may be directly related to Klingon food.

It is related to parts of the sheep, pigs and cows that the Lord of the Manner left lying about for the peasants to recycle…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:51:36am

re: #130 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And most of it tastes like something made in a replicator with no actual food or taste involved.

England is the only place I have ever been that offers completely tasteless Thai food.

The group I was working with told me they didn’t like celery because it had too powerful a flavor.

Vegetables are to be boiled to mush and roasts are to baked until dry and stringy…

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Weaselone  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:51:50am

re: #139 Targetpractice

The corporate press creaming their jeans at any poll showing someone other than Warren leading.

I wonder if they’ll go after emergency Biden if he rises to far in the polls.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:53:00am

I must admit that the very best fish & chips I ever ate was in Fort William, on the west coast of Scotland. Stuff musta just come off the boat that morning.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 5:58:45am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Support for impeaching Trump remains above 50% - consistently. A majority of the nation want impeachment to begin.

We are inching towards that figure in polling of impeachment and removal from office.

This is the result of not only the two weeks of hearings thus far, but the weight of the facts, evidence, and sheer criminal conduct by those in Trumpworld to date.

You don’t prevent people from testifying who’d clear you of wrongdoing.

That makes no logical sense whatsoever. You would cooperate with investigators if you did nothing wrong. Why raise suspicions of malfeasance by preventing everyone around you from testifying by claiming bogus absolute immunity and other such bulkshit excuses.

If any of the following could exonerate Trump, Trump would allow them to testify under oath to that. But he, and they, know that none of this exonerates Trump (or his cronies). They’re all directly implicated in multiple crimes. Trump doesn’t do misdemeanors. He engaged in felony conduct - high crimes conduct. Impeachable conduct.

The conduct that you remove someone from office for.

All the obstruction, witness tampering, interfering in official investigations, is to sustain Trump’s stay in office - and to get him reelected. He’s losing court fights almost daily around this, but the strategy is to string this out past election day 2020 - to win by losing.

He’s got a chance at that given that he’s packed the Supreme Court with majority right wingers. And Gorsuch and Kavanaugh will get to weigh in on the subpoenas issue and Congressional oversight and emoluments, etc.

They have a shot at rubber stamping an imperial presidency, which essentially means game over for this nation (as long as the GOP control - because we all know these rules apply only for a GOPer - the moment a Democrat even hints at using the constitutional powers of the Executive, the GOP will move to impeach/remove or otherwise hamstring just as they’re doing at the state level when GOPers lose governors races to Democrats).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:00:09am

re: #139 Targetpractice

The corporate press creaming their jeans at any poll showing someone other than Warren leading.

Not to mention doing everything they can to help make that a reality.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:00:41am

re: #145 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not to mention doing everything they can to help make that a reality.

and totally stifling Kamala Harris

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:01:12am

re: #142 Weaselone

I wonder if they’ll go after emergency Biden if he rises to far in the polls.

The one thing that all this Burisma thing did was show people who are open to it that trump is a f’in liar and that Joe really is an honest guy. That’s kind of amazing if you think about it.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:05:02am
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Belafon  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:06:40am

re: #97 Dr Lizardo

People were taking multiple plastic utensils at my job, so the cafeteria put signs on the dispensers saying that they would charge 5 cents for each additional after the first. It’s slowed down the number taken. The kicker, and how you know smart people aren’t always smart, is that you get the utensils after you pay.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:09:06am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Ask yourself this question, do you honestly feel that they would convict in the Senate? If the answer is no, then why go through with it? Tying everyone up before an election, impeachment exasperation will set in and could turn everyone quite negative. Fight the battles you can win. I believe there are still some banking and IRS things they can hang on Trump.

Because there’s enough evidence to show that the GOP has sold itself out to keep power even if they destroy the constitution and they need to be officially put on record to show that they won’t support the rule of law.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:10:44am

A few years back, there was a massive fire/explosion at a West Texas chemical plant. Lax oversight and inspections played a role in that disaster.

The Texas legislature and governor did nothing to tighten oversight.

This morning, there was yet another major chemical plant explosion and fire. The explosion rattled buildings and broke windows as far as 40 miles from the plant. Multiple casualties were reported.

Trump’s EPA is ignoring oversight and enforcement at a dangerous clip. Trump is gutting the regulatory and oversight of businesses so that millionaires like himself can profit, but everyone else shoulders the burdens.

We are going to see a lot more of this in coming years, thanks to a right wing Supreme Court and judiciary that is intent on undoing the administrative regulatory state - Congress allows regulatory agencies to promulgate their regulations, instead of having Congress spell out every detail.

This is the future we’re heading towards, and I don’t see a way out of it without expanding the courts to undo the damage Trump and McConnell have inflicted.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:13:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:15:02am

re: #149 Belafon

People were taking multiple plastic utensils at my job, so the cafeteria put signs on the dispensers saying that they would charge 5 cents for each additional after the first. It’s slowed down the number taken. The kicker, and how you know smart people aren’t always smart, is that you get the utensils after you pay.

Just like the sign in the men’s showers in the University in Scotland stating that “the sewage system is not designed to handle large amounts of semen”, so please refrain from masturbating in the showers. I am pretty sure that is designed just to make them self-conscious enough to think twice about it…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:15:12am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Ha ha so funny. Fuck KAC.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:22:46am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This is a great joke from Kellyanne Conway because we literally abandoned foreign partners to die. That’s what makes it so funny. The horror of it all.

there is nothing at all the fuck funny about how Trump allowed Erdogan to have his way with the Kurds

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:23:14am
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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:24:23am

Molly has a point here…

Trump used to control the narrative for days on end. That’s pretty much over.

Trump Fatigue is real, no matter what the media is trying to sell.

What happens to TV shows when people lose interest? They get canceled.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:25:59am
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Belafon  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:27:20am

re: #157 makeitstop

Molly has a point here…

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Trump used to control the narrative for days on end. That’s pretty much over.

Trump Fatigue is real, no matter what the media is trying to sell.

What happens to TV shows when people lose interest? They get canceled.

When the Fed is unable to prop up the economy any longer, it’s all going to crash down on him and the GOP.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:27:59am

re: #158 Belafon

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:29:30am

re: #157 makeitstop

What happens to TV shows when people lose interest? They get canceled.

And I believe that is the monster hiding in Trump’s deepest psyche…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:29:31am

re: #157 makeitstop

Molly has a point here…

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Trump used to control the narrative for days on end. That’s pretty much over.

Trump Fatigue is real, no matter what the media is trying to sell.

What happens to TV shows when people lose interest? They get canceled.

Exactly what I’ve observed too. Whether we like it or not, Trump controlled the narrative in 2016. He does not now and that’s a real problem for him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:29:51am

re: #159 Belafon

When the Fed is unable to prop up the economy any longer, it’s all going to crash down on him and the GOP.

Just in time to pass it on to the Democrats

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:31:33am

re: #158 Belafon

American men - primarily white guys - think they are empowered and gain power so long as Trump stays in office. They think that anyone who isn’t white or a man in the WH will somehow diminish their civil rights or power.

It’s the perception that they lose power if someone else is wielding it from the WH is what this is about, and the GOP is built around this notion of regressive/reactionary know nothingism.

The GOP capitalizes on people thinking that if tax cuts for millionaires happens, these lower and middle class white guys somehow see a benefit. The cruel reality is that they don’t. It never seems to trickle down, and the rich get richer.

Tax cuts are easier sell than tax hikes, even among the fiscal hawk types - because they’ll first demand spending cuts (which again hurts these white guys, even if they don’t realize it).

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:32:11am

re: #157 makeitstop

Molly has a point here…

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Trump used to control the narrative for days on end. That’s pretty much over.

Trump Fatigue is real, no matter what the media is trying to sell.

What happens to TV shows when people lose interest? They get canceled.

“Stigginit” just doesn’t sell like it used to.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:32:39am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:33:39am

re: #38 makeitstop

‘You saw that, right?’

I’m telling ya, he’s all hopped up on goofballs.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:33:54am
“…This not-so-Silent Majority made its feelings clear. That same month, two columnists—liberal Marquis Childs and conservative James J. Kilpatrick—published excerpts from letters sent by “Nixon loyalists,” charging that the “rotten, slanted, and biased” media “brain-washed” voters against their “brilliant” president. They warned impeachment was a “political coup d’état” that would spark “chaos.”

Are we getting tired of remakes yet?

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:35:15am

Last night was Trump jacked up on some super-duper drug cocktail.

This clip is Trump minus the artificial boost.

His brain is turning to dust.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:40:26am

re: #164 lawhawk

American men - primarily white guys - think they are empowered and gain power so long as Trump stays in office. They think that anyone who isn’t white or a man in the WH will somehow diminish their civil rights or power.

It’s the perception that they lose power if someone else is wielding it from the WH is what this is about, and the GOP is built around this notion of regressive/reactionary know nothingism.

The GOP capitalizes on people thinking that if tax cuts for millionaires happens, these lower and middle class white guys somehow see a benefit. The cruel reality is that they don’t. It never seems to trickle down, and the rich get richer.

Tax cuts are easier sell than tax hikes, even among the fiscal hawk types - because they’ll first demand spending cuts (which again hurts these white guys, even if they don’t realize it).

I’d argue that the gender disparity here is the same as it was with Kavanagh and for much the same reason: the constant undercurrent of the “defense” of both men has been that they are “successful” and so are being targeted by less “successful” men and “jealous” women who wish to tear him down. The continued hammering on the idea that Trump is somehow the champion of the “downtrodden” and that those arrayed against him represent an “elite” who wish to destroy him for his “successes.”

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:42:26am

re: #169 makeitstop

The brainwashing continues:

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:43:01am

“former Democrat”

Only a Fox viewer would believe that.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:45:00am

re: #172 jaunte

“former Democrat”

Only a Fox viewer would believe that.

Only a Fox viewer would believe that not only is Trump innocent but he’s doing a great job too. FNC creates a false reality.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:45:17am

OK. Someone come out and admit that they rejected reality and substituted this mess in as their own.
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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:45:49am

re: #171 jaunte

Diversity of people - grifters, con artists, prosperity jeebus freaks, white guys, older white guys, white nationalists, goddamned Nazis, white supremacists, white women, older white women, and token black women (Cubic and Polyester and Candace Owens).

Such diversity, the likes of which we have never seen.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:49:09am

I’m told there is no truth to the rumor that the pardoned turkey offered up an investigation of the ham.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:49:51am

re: #171 jaunte

The brainwashing continues:

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The young white guy in the power suit is a “former Democrat” who thinks Trump’s actions are “logical.”

Well, I’m sold, there’s no possible way that he’s simply voting Repub because he thinks its better for his bank balance.////////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:50:23am

re: #164 lawhawk

American men - primarily white guys - think they are empowered and gain power so long as Trump stays in office. They think that anyone who isn’t white or a man in the WH will somehow diminish their civil rights or power.

.

to the point of White Genocide

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:51:00am

re: #93 Shropshire Slasher

My prediction: Democrats will vote to censure and restart impeachment hearings when they get more information on Trump’s financial transactions of the past. The Democrats just don’t have the political capital to spend on this going to the Senate.

Censure doesn’t force the R’s to own their votes
Impeachment does
Senate trial does

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:51:36am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

to the point of White Genocide

Which of course is raw projection. Deep down they fear the same treatment they dished out. They worry justice may occur.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:52:35am

re: #177 Targetpractice

Caging children (terrorism), blowing up the deficit to enrich his family, grifting every penny he can from taxpayers, destroying our administrative state and international alliances to please Putin,

all perfectly logical.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:53:22am

re: #169 makeitstop

You have to watch this. Trump forgets words, rambles, and sounds like a crazy person.
Some of the things he says in this short clip are so cringeworthy I can’t believe
they aired it.

he really just lost the thread and started winging it

scary

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 6:57:27am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

More people support impeach and removing Trump and than they did Clinton. I’ve seen polls consistently at about 50%. To put things in perspective Bill Clinton was at 29%. And this whole deal is much more serious than Bill perjuring himself over an affair. Plus more stuff comes out. You need to impeach Trump now not in the hope the Senate convicts but you create a precedent against future power hungry executives. Would it be nice if the Senate convicted? Absolutely but you can argue that Senate Republicans have ignored Trumps wrongdoings purposefully. Nothing in the hearings has strengthened Trump’s defenses. A lot has weakened it however.

Reality. Face it.
D’s have the house, not the Senate
Way worse if we didn’t have 2018
This is the hand we have
So the goal is to present the strongest clearest understsndable case
our only power so our reality

Let every single R live with and explain their vote

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:01:45am

Sure enough, relative posts from Pulpit Pimp Paula White saying the Holy Ghost descended on Trump last night and got him talking in tongues….

I’m so glad I do Friendsgiving with normal people!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:05:59am

re: #117 Shropshire Slasher

All you need is one. Then it’s non-partisan.

One makes it technically a yes so you could x that box instead of the other one

everyone knows it’s not a 100% clean sweep but it’s still blatantly partisan

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:07:40am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A second set of impeachment hearings, no matter how well founded, would start to lend weight to GOP cries of “witch hunt!”

Unless some new bombshell is pried open that they’ve been covering up / withholding

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:08:34am

I get frustrated, even angry, when someone claims something is “bi-partisan” because one or two votes from the other party. To my thinking, “bi-partisan” requires at least 10% of the other party breaking ranks.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:10:28am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:16:20am

re: #157 makeitstop

Molly has a point here…

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Trump used to control the narrative for days on end. That’s pretty much over.

Trump Fatigue is real, no matter what the media is trying to sell.

What happens to TV shows when people lose interest? They get canceled.

The highest crime and misdemeanor of them all:. Jumping the shark

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:16:39am
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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:17:58am

re: #188 lawhawk

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:20:11am

re: #186 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Unless some new bombshell is pried open that they’ve been covering up / withholding

tax returns

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:24:21am

re: #187 sagehen

I get frustrated, even angry, when someone claims something is “bi-partisan” because one or two votes from the other party. To my thinking, “bi-partisan” requires at least 10% of the other party breaking ranks.

Id go with all, Most or even ‘a lot’
To me 10% is partisan with some support from the other side

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:25:01am

re: #190 lawhawk

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Like everything else we heard so far, it was always in bad faith. They screamed “DUE PROCESS!!!” not because they genuinely believed he was being denied “rights,” they screamed it because they were not being allowed to turn the impeachment proceedings into a farce.

I’ll call it now, we’ll be told that the WH refusing to send a lawyer is “wrong,” that they did put the name of one forward, but “Pelosi/Schiff/Nadler/etc” wouldn’t allow them to attend, thus Trump is still being denied “DUE PROCESS!!!”

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:26:54am

The big lie in action: make up a bullshit lie, and cynically repeat, repeat, repeat.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:31:25am

Golden Oldie from last Thanksgiving:

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:34:45am

What next, the War on Cinco De Mayo? Because I’m still not over Macho Grande.

//

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:38:19am

re: #197 Targetpractice

What next, the War on Cinco De Mayo? Because I’m still not over Macho Grande.

//

Who can really be over Macho Grande?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:39:33am

re: #197 Targetpractice

What next, the War on Cinco De Mayo? Because I’m still not over Macho Grande.

//

lessee…
War on Presidents’ Day because Washington was a slave owner and Lincoln only freed slaves in the seceded states.

War on Flag Day because Betsy Ross was the wife of a slave owner (and the Star Spangled Banner contains racist verses)

War on the 4th of July because slavery was still legal (in all colonies) in 1776

so yeah, we got quite the agenda to push.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:41:05am

FFS acknowledging that the Pilgrims were assholes isn’t a war on Thanksgiving. Engaging in nativist bs oroh.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:41:47am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

lessee…
War on Presidents’ Day because Washington was a slave owner and Lincoln only freed slaves in the seceded states.

War on Flag Day because Betsy Ross was the wife of a slave owner (and the Star Spangled Banner contains racist verses)

War on the 4th of July because slavery was still legal (in all colonies) in 1776

so yeah, we got quite the agenda to push.

FNC wants to present American history in terms of good guys and bad guys.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:42:33am

re: #201 HappyWarrior

FNC wants to present American history in terms of good guys and bad guys.

You mean “white guys and bad guys” don’t you?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:42:54am

re: #202 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

You mean “white guys and bad guys” don’t you?

Yep.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:43:54am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

tax returns

Thats one
An actual paper trail of complicity and cover up on Ukraine is what I was thinking
They have delivered zero dox and zero (exonerating) witnesses

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TedStriker  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:43:57am

re: #198 lawhawk

Who can really be over Macho Grande?

I never got over Macho Grande…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:44:51am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

FFS acknowledging that the Pilgrims were assholes isn’t a war on Thanksgiving. Engaging in nativist bs oroh.

How about reminding people that the first white immigrants to America were welcomed and aided by the natives who in return lost their land and often their lives?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:44:51am

re: #205 TedStriker

I never got over Macho Grande…

I never got over Macho City by Steve Miller…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:45:28am

re: #207 Joe Bacon 🌹

I never got over Macho City by Steve Miller…

Or Macho Man by the Village People

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:46:07am

re: #207 Joe Bacon 🌹

Abracadabra!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:47:56am

re: #197 Targetpractice

What next, the War on Cinco De Mayo? Because I’m still not over Macho Grande.

//

Easter. Definitely Easter.

Then the 4th of July (which Republicans like to spend in Russia).

And then Memorial Day. Because Republicans are so good at Supporting the Troops (tm)!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:49:26am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How about reminding people that the first white immigrants to America were welcomed and aided by the natives who in return lost their land and often their lives?

An inconvenient fact that FNC wants their bigoted viewers to ignore.

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:49:45am

Interesting thread here…

Scott Stedman says it’s the guy who signed off on Trump’s DB loans. A little thin on the verification, though.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:53:08am

Trump was at the bb&t center in sunrise Florida last night.

Less than 5 miles from thegreatpoolpondconversion

And we were blissfully unaware

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stpaulbear  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:53:47am

re: #151 lawhawk

A few years back, there was a massive fire/explosion at a West Texas chemical plant. Lax oversight and inspections played a role in that disaster.

The Texas legislature and governor did nothing to tighten oversight.

This morning, there was yet another major chemical plant explosion and fire. The explosion rattled buildings and broke windows as far as 40 miles from the plant. Multiple casualties were reported.

Trump’s EPA is ignoring oversight and enforcement at a dangerous clip. Trump is gutting the regulatory and oversight of businesses so that millionaires like himself can profit, but everyone else shoulders the burdens.

We are going to see a lot more of this in coming years, thanks to a right wing Supreme Court and judiciary that is intent on undoing the administrative regulatory state - Congress allows regulatory agencies to promulgate their regulations, instead of having Congress spell out every detail.

This is the future we’re heading towards, and I don’t see a way out of it without expanding the courts to undo the damage Trump and McConnell have inflicted.

To add additional injury, Texas allows homeowners to purchase ‘budget’ unregulated insurance that won’t cover the damage caused by the explosion. A lot of homeowners are going to get a big lesson in how regulation can be our friend.

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:53:57am

re: #213 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Trump was at the bb&t center in sunrise Florida last night.

Less than 5 miles from thegreatpoolpondconversion

And we were blissfully unaware

You didn’t hear about the slock rocket?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:57:06am

re: #214 stpaulbear

To add additional injury, Texas allows homeowners to purchase ‘budget’ unregulated insurance that won’t cover the damage caused by the explosion. A lot of homeowners are going to get a big lesson in how regulation can be our friend.

Along with the lessons of land owners on the border - Jared has filed more than 800 eminent domain suits to grab their land for trumps vanity wall.

Buck up Texans.

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CleverToad  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:57:26am

re: #28 KGxvi

Update to an earlier story we were discussing:

theroot.com

Good on Buttigieg. Especially the part where he mostly listened

Saw the update, glad you posted it. Gives me a little better opinion of Buttigieg, but reinforces my opinion that he needs another decade at least before he’s ready to run for the top job again. More time, more exposure to a nationwide variety of problems and opinions, a whole lot more practice listening. He may grow into it, but he’ll need to show convincing evidence of that.
(Yeah, I’ll vote for him if he’s the nominee, but I’ll sure hope he has the sense to pull in seasoned advisors, and listen to them.)

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:57:43am

re: #215 makeitstop

You didn’t hear about the slock rocket?

Not till this morning
We were wondering why street traffic was heavier than usual.
closed a few roads I guess

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 7:59:19am

re: #216 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Along with the lessons of land owners on the border - Jared has filed more than 800 eminent domain suits to grab their land for trumps vanity wall.

Buck up vote D Texans.

At least you get to keep your land

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:01:44am

re: #72 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well there’s always…

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I had that once. But the doctor cured it.

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plansbandc  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:04:59am

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Dave In Austin  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:05:13am

re: #217 CleverToad

As well as some Obama in the background.

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stpaulbear  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:07:45am

re: #177 Targetpractice

The young white guy in the power suit is a “former Democrat” who thinks Trump’s actions are “logical.”

Well, I’m sold, there’s no possible way that he’s simply voting Repub because he thinks its better for his bank balance.////////

His future bank balance, when he’s no longer living hand-to-mouth.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:15:31am

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:17:09am

Well shit, a big wind blew away all the garbage bins. We had 5 bins out in the street because we missed last week’s pickup (we were in Florida) & the week before (Veteran’s Day set pickup a day later).

They are not even on this block. They rolled all the way over to the next block. Who the hell knows where? And they are not marked with our address so how could we even find our own bins when everyone else’s is also rolling away.

Fuck this, I will head over to Home Depot & buy more bins.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:19:01am

Remember a few weeks back when I remarked they needed to be careful, and seriously evaluate Jimmy for a head injury after he fell at home?

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:20:29am

3Q GDP revised slightly upwards from 1.9% to 2.1%. Economists expect 4Q to be around 1% growth, as the economy decelerates thanks in large part to Trump’s idiotic trade war and inability to negotiate a ceasefire to the trade war with China.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:20:36am
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Broad With Sass  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:20:48am

re: #225 The Pie Overlord!

Well shit, a big wind blew away all the garbage bins. We had 5 bins out in the street because we missed last week’s pickup (we were in Florida) & the week before (Veteran’s Day set pickup a day later).

They are not even on this block. They rolled all the way over to the next block. Who the hell knows where? And they are not marked with our address so how could we even find our own bins when everyone else’s is also rolling away.

Fuck this, I will head over to Home Depot & buy more bins.

and a can of spray paint to mark them :P

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:22:44am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How about reminding people that the first white immigrants to America were welcomed and aided by the natives who in return lost their land and often their lives?

That was v.2

The first white immigrants were Leif Erickson’s people. Maybe they were driven off by fierce resistance, maybe it was the weather (although Scandanavians? deterred by weather? sounds sketch)….

I just know I don’t trust whatever story they told the folks back home after their return.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:22:58am

re: #228 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Can he get more pathetic?

(Yes. He can.)

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:23:02am

re: #229 Broad With Sass

and a can of spray paint to mark them :P

And a pack of stencils.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:23:02am

re: #228 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Is that another McNaughton gay fantasy?

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:23:25am

The guys who complain loudly that businesses must follow principles of capitalism and that socialism sucks and that govt needs to allow capitalism to flow unfettered suddenly doesn’t get how capitalism works (or doesn’t care since it no longer supports their racist preferences).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:25:32am

Welp, the duck and turkey thawed outside so I will now be making both tomorrow. I just couldn’t pass up turkey at $.33 a pound.

So I measured and can do side-by-side in the new oven.

There are three of us tomorrow. Three. One duck. One turkey. Green bean casserole and an actual pasta (linguine in red clam sauce) is on the menu.

I have no freezer space.

I am screwed.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:25:51am

re: #233 Joe Bacon 🌹

Is that another McNaughton gay fantasy?

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b.d. (Where is Rudy?)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:27:58am

re: #234 lawhawk

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The guys who complain loudly that businesses must follow principles of capitalism and that socialism sucks and that govt needs to allow capitalism to flow unfettered suddenly doesn’t get how capitalism works (or doesn’t care since it no longer supports their racist preferences).

Weren’t these the same yayloos that were screaming about a “cancel culture” just 5 freaking minutes ago?

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:28:36am

re: #235 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Welp, the duck and turkey thawed outside so I will now be making both tomorrow. I just couldn’t pass up turkey at $.33 a pound.

So I measured and can do side-by-side in the new oven.

There are three of us tomorrow. Three. One duck. One turkey. Green bean casserole and an actual pasta (linguine in red clam sauce) is on the menu.

I have no freezer space.

I am screwed.

I grabbed one at $0.49 a pound a week ago

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:28:40am

re: #234 lawhawk

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The guys who complain loudly that businesses must follow principles of capitalism and that socialism sucks and that govt needs to allow capitalism to flow unfettered suddenly doesn’t get how capitalism works (or doesn’t care since it no longer supports their racist preferences).

These are the same people that confuse the 1st Amendment as having anything to do with how businesses operate.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:28:58am

re: #188 lawhawk

re: #191 jaunte

That is beyond fucked up.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:29:49am

Seeking cooking help!!

I meant to buy a cooked turkey leg that I’d just have to reheat… but didn’t notice they wrapped up and sold me a raw one. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!

Advice, please.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:31:50am

re: #197 Targetpractice

re: #205 TedStriker

Macho Grande…..led to my drinking problem.

Well, that and Elaine.

Airplane! drinking problem

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:32:44am

re: #208 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or Macho Man by the Village People

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

Village People - Macho Man OFFICIAL Music Video (short version) 1978

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:33:51am
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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:34:34am

re: #241 sagehen

You can defrost using the water method (if it’s frozen)

As for cook method - roast it at 350 until done. You can flavor it with balsamic vinegar, some sugar, thyme, oregano, and rosemary, or swap out the vinegar and use orange juice if you want sweeter version. The gravy that comes out can then get thickened with a little corn starch slurry.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:34:56am

re: #164 lawhawk

American men - primarily white guys - think they are empowered and gain power so long as Trump stays in office. They think that anyone who isn’t white or a man in the WH will somehow diminish their civil rights or power.

It’s the perception that they lose power if someone else is wielding it from the WH is what this is about, and the GOP is built around this notion of regressive/reactionary know nothingism.

The GOP capitalizes on people thinking that if tax cuts for millionaires happens, these lower and middle class white guys somehow see a benefit. The cruel reality is that they don’t. It never seems to trickle down, and the rich get richer.

Tax cuts are easier sell than tax hikes, even among the fiscal hawk types - because they’ll first demand spending cuts (which again hurts these white guys, even if they don’t realize it).

On Monday, my Trumpster friend was ranting about traditional values — I didn’t want to get into that conversation but somehow he thinks that the thrice married man, who has clearly been unfaithful to all his wives, and who has no knowledge or concern about religion, is a model of rectitude. Of course, it really comes down to the fact that Trump is providing religious fanatics with everything they want in terms of judges and attacks on atheists and the LGBTQ community — that G-d is using a flawed vessel to implement “his” will.

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plansbandc  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:36:15am

It’s a spat.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:36:24am

re: #246 Hecuba’s daughter

And is the “perfect” vehicle for their End Times prophesies - because nothing says End Times like fomenting violence and chaos and conflict, especially in the Middle East while enabling our enemies and rivals and undermining our strategic partners and allies the world over.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:36:39am

re: #227 lawhawk

3Q GDP revised slightly upwards from 1.9% to 2.1%. Economists expect 4Q to be around 1% growth, as the economy decelerates thanks in large part to Trump’s idiotic trade war and inability to negotiate a ceasefire to the trade war with China.

White House:
1st Qtr 3.1%
2nd Qtr 2.0%
3rd Qtr 2.1%

That’s already 7.2%, and even if the 4th Qtr only hits 1.0% we’re looking at 8.2%.
GREATEST OF ALL TIME
MAGA
MAGA
MAGA

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:39:00am

BETRAYED!!! BETRAYED, I tell you!!

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:41:02am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:43:44am
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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:44:25am
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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:44:50am

re: #245 lawhawk

You can defrost using the water method (if it’s frozen)

As for cook method - roast it at 350 until done. You can flavor it with balsamic vinegar, some sugar, thyme, oregano, and rosemary, or swap out the vinegar and use orange juice if you want sweeter version. The gravy that comes out can then get thickened with a little corn starch slurry.

How long is “until done”? I assume it’s longer than what I do with chicken parts.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:45:50am

re: #241 sagehen

Seeking cooking help!!

I meant to buy a cooked turkey leg that I’d just have to reheat… but didn’t notice they wrapped up and sold me a raw one. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!

Advice, please.

Was gonna just say “cook it” but that woulda been rude

Simplified:
Oven
350
About 1.5 hrs
Internal temp 180

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:46:19am

re: #250 makeitstop

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:47:12am

re: #254 sagehen

If you have a meat thermometer, get it to 165F. You can cook it the same way you would a chicken leg, just have to adjust for size.

* Update *

I’ve seen temp ranging from 165 to 180 for doneness. It depends on how you cook the turkey and since this is parts, you can probably cook to 165 and be fine - juices should run clear. If they aren’t, cook additional time.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:47:57am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:48:47am

re: #255 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

Was gonna just say “cook it” but that woulda been rude

Simplified:
Oven
350
About 1.5 hrs
Internal temp 180

1.5 hours for a leg alone? That seems kinda long, no?

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:50:48am

re: #246 Hecuba’s daughter

On Monday, my Trumpster friend was ranting about traditional values — I didn’t want to get into that conversation but somehow he thinks that the thrice married man, who has clearly been unfaithful to all his wives, and who has no knowledge or concern about religion, is a model of rectitude. Of course, it really comes down to the fact that Trump is providing religious fanatics with everything they want in terms of judges and attacks on atheists and the LGBTQ community — that G-d is using a flawed vessel to implement “his” will.

And note Tiffany was born to maples before they were married

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:51:50am

re: #249 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

White House:
1st Qtr 3.1%
2nd Qtr 2.0%
3rd Qtr 2.1%

That’s already 7.2%, and even if the 4th Qtr only hits 1.0% we’re looking at 8.2%.
GREATEST OF ALL TIME
MAGA
MAGA
MAGA

That’s gotta be the new math

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:52:11am

re: #251 lawhawk

Taint misbehavin’

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:53:37am

re: #251 lawhawk

There’s a reason it doesn’t get sun
And why almost no one gets skin cancer there
Crackpots

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TedStriker  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:54:56am

re: #251 lawhawk

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re: #263 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

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There’s a reason it doesn’t get sun
And why almost no one gets skin cancer there
Crackpots

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:56:22am

re: #259 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

1.5 hours for a leg alone? That seems kinda long, no?

(Was a tall turkey)

by time watching the thermometer
And yes this was the upper end

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 8:59:38am

re: #263 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

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There’s a reason it doesn’t get sun
And why almost no one gets skin cancer there
Crackpots

Not to mention how tired your legs would get if you had to hold them up like that long enough to get a tan.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:00:27am

re: #263 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

[Embedded content]

There’s a reason it doesn’t get sun
And why almost no one gets skin cancer there
Crackpots

Isn’t it colloquially known as “where the sun don’t shine”?

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:03:24am

Zing!

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wrenchwench  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:06:59am

Says, ‘De nada’ at the bottom.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:07:01am

re: #230 sagehen

That was v.2

The first white immigrants were Leif Erickson’s people. Maybe they were driven off by fierce resistance, maybe it was the weather (although Scandanavians? deterred by weather? sounds sketch)….

I just know I don’t trust whatever story they told the folks back home after their return.

I could have been more specific and referred to the “first white immigrants to what would later become the USA”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:07:58am
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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:08:07am

He’s getting sublimely dragged for that Rocky pic…

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:09:37am

re: #268 makeitstop

Rocky fought the Russians and won.

Trump tucks tail and acts like these taint tanners.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:10:55am

re: #267 sagehen

Isn’t it colloquially known as “where the sun don’t shine”?

I thought that was Seattle

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:14:06am

re: #273 lawhawk

Rocky fought the Russians and won.

Trump tucks tail and acts like these taint tanners.

Rocky kicked Russian ass.

Trump kisses Russian ass.

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

re: #275 Joe Bacon 🌹

Rocky kicked Russian ass.

Trump kisses Russian ass.

It continues to amuse me that they see Trump as this badass. Nothing could be further from the truth. Trump is a chickenshit coward.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:19:07am

re: #273 lawhawk

Rocky fought the Russians and won.

Trump tucks tail and acts like these taint tanners.

Rocky won against the odds.

Trump had a troll army helping him. He’s also a morbidly obese jackass.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:20:48am

I bought new garbage bins.

On the drive home I saw piles of garbage bins that rolled to the end of the block and then got stopped on someone’s lawn. Good luck finding yours, they all look the same and very very few are marked. It’s a CANTASTROPHE!

I also bought a can of fluorescent yellow spray paint & stencils.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:21:14am
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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:22:48am
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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:25:15am

re: #280 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:25:33am

re: #280 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Yeah I heard about some Trump supporters not knowing he was a product of privilege which astounds me. They’re only reading & hearing what they want to.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:26:25am

I am making cherry pie.

With canned pie filling because it’s easier and better than making sour cherry filling from scratch.

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plansbandc  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:26:57am

re: #283 The Pie Overlord!

GIMMEE

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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:27:14am

re: #281 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

It’s almost like they refuse to read anything that isn’t a glowing portrait of Dear Leader. I’m confident Trump could convince 1/3 of the population he grew up in a housing project raised by a single mother because FNC, Breitbart, etc would spread that myth for him.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:27:29am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Yeah I heard about some Trump supporters not knowing he was a product of privilege which astounds me. They’re only reading & hearing what they want to.

They, like Trump, listen to only that what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.

Trump inherited his wealth, went bankrupt multiple times, needed his dad to bail him out at least once, and he’s bailed out his kids when they have failed too. He dodged the draft, was caught engaging in housing discrimination with his dad and entered consent decree with the feds to improve housing rentals to minorities.

He is now and has always been a bigot and misogynist.

And it’s that latter bit that his base absolutely loves.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:28:06am

re: #281 lawhawk

That Independent piece makes a significant point: the pressure to conform to village just-so stories is gigantic in rural America, an existential problem for anyone who dares to express a different opinion.

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gocart mozart  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:28:59am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:28:59am

re: #286 lawhawk

They, like Trump, listen to only that what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.

Trump inherited his wealth, went bankrupt multiple times, needed his dad to bail him out at least once, and he’s bailed out his kids when they have failed too. He dodged the draft, was caught engaging in housing discrimination with his dad and entered consent decree with the feds to improve housing rentals to minorities.

He is now and has always been a bigot and misogynist.

And it’s that latter bit that his base absolutely loves.

Exactly.

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jeffreyw  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:30:30am

re: #241 sagehen

Be sure to salt it before it goes into the oven, and cover the pot. hour and a half sounds right. hard to overcook but you can so check it, I like it done enough that I can pull the meat off with a fork. a leg is chock full of sinew. wanna go fancy?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:30:46am

re: #287 jaunte

That Independent piece makes a significant point: the pressure to conform to village just-so stories is gigantic in rural America, an existential problem for anyone who dares to express a different opinion.

not just in rural America, but in an awful lot of suburban white America. I grew up in a medium-sized industrial city (150K) and those guys were total racist bastards until they gave up and fled to the white suburbs as soon as blacks started moving into (“taking over”) white neighborhoods that had remained segregated until the late 60’s and early 70’s…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:33:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:35:30am

re: #292 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This is the third Trump building we have found where higher numbers were reported to lenders and lower ones to tax authorities.

Taxes will be his Achilles Heel, just like Al Capone…

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:41:43am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Yeah I heard about some Trump supporters not knowing he was a product of privilege which astounds me. They’re only reading & hearing what they want to.

A couple weeks ago, my college-educated brother was surprised to hear that Roy Cohn was Trump’s long time attorney. But then again, my brother admires mobsters like Bugsy Segal. Nothing can shake his support or complete worship of this grifter because Trump supporters have all drunk the Kool-Aid. And my brother repeats the mantra that infects all modern day Republicans that it’s better to be friends with Putin than have him as an enemy — that it’s Trump who’s in charge of the relationship.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:46:06am

re: #292 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

ProPublica

@propublica
This is the third Trump building we have found where higher numbers were reported to lenders and lower ones to tax authorities. propub.li

My guess is that is a widespread practice among real estate developers — and they ALL need to be brought down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:46:25am

re: #294 Hecuba’s daughter

And the more they see “liberals” complaining about him, the more they love him.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:47:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:50:02am

re: #295 Hecuba’s daughter

My guess is that is a widespread practice among real estate developers — and they ALL need to be brought down.

There was a case of a German real estate developer in Frankfurt who simply declared all 24,000 square meters of a shopping mall to be “commercial space” (usually it is about 1/3 of that once one deducts all the access areas, escalators, fountains, and utility spaces)

Joke was, this mall was located less than 400 yards from Deutsche Bank headquarters, but none of the managers thought to go there to check it out…

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:55:17am

re: #229 Broad With Sass

and a can of spray paint to mark them :P

Or a paint pen in a contrasting color covered with clear packing tape.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:59:25am

washingtonpost.com

President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, negotiated earlier this year to represent Ukraine’s top prosecutor for at least $200,000 during the same months that Giuliani was working with the prosecutor to dig up dirt on vice president Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The people said that Giuliani began negotiations with Ukraine’s top prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, about a possible agreement in February. In the agreement, Giuliani’s company would receive payment to represent Lutsenko as the Ukrainian sought to recover assets he believed had been stolen from the government in Kyiv, those familiar with the discussions said.

The talks occurred as Giuliani met with Lutsenko in New York in January and then in Warsaw in February while he was also gathering information from Lutsenko on two topics Giuliani believed could prove useful to Trump: the involvement of Biden, and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine and allegations that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in the 2016 election.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2019 • 9:59:49am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

These assholes aren’t even bothering to hide the language any longer. The US government is nazi-tolerant or worse. 12 gauge buck makes a good stocking-stuffer.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:06:06am

So I take a look at FlightAware to see holiday flight traffic. A little fun surprise showed up. Look who is flying to California for Thanksgiving!
If I knew the Skywalker family was in town…

flightaware.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:09:49am

re: #297 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Only a matter of time before Trump burns a cross at one of his rallies as Sick Rick lights it…

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:09:51am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:11:33am
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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:12:08am

re: #302 Rightwingconspirator

That’s the X-wing you’re looking for.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:12:50am

Damn someone beat me to this!

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Jay C  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:15:47am

re: #285 HappyWarrior

It’s almost like they refuse to read anything that isn’t a glowing portrait of Dear Leader. I’m confident Trump could convince 1/3 of the population he grew up in a housing project raised by a single mother because FNC, Breitbart, etc would spread that myth for him.

And focus the story on his a much-more-sympathetic character: his mother. Poor-but-plucky Mary Trump, emigrating (legally: with a proper visa, must be stressed) from a wretched hovel on a remote Scottish island with only the kilt on her back: coming to New York, where though hard work, more pluck (and a fortuitous marriage to a local slumlord real-estate developer) she ended her days as the matriarch of one of America most-reviled families…
God Bless America!

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:16:36am

re: #306 lawhawk

That’s the X-wing you’re looking for.

Heh. Escaping or avoiding Disney promotions is gonna be a lot like escaping Bloomberg commercials here for a while.

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Jay C  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:17:02am

re: #305 Joe Bacon 🌹

[Embedded content]

Did Mitch have a nervous breakdown?

Maybe it WAS Mitch: do we have any more details?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:17:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:17:37am

re: #285 HappyWarrior

It’s almost like they refuse to read anything that isn’t a glowing portrait of Dear Leader.

This is how they come to believe the claim that “97% of news coverage is critical of Trump”, because anything that is not unabashed, unquestioning, glowing praise is automatically classified as “critical”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:23:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:24:59am

re: #313 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This is a smart move.
For, no matter how miserable your flight is, had you sat in the upgraded seat you would be reminded of your failure as a husband until the end of time

There was just a Dear Abby column on this very subject, the husband is taller and always takes the upgrade and the wife is getting sick of it…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:25:46am

re: #307 Joe Bacon 🌹

Damn someone beat me to this!

[Embedded content]

Okay, that wins the internet for today I believe.

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TedStriker  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:26:26am

re: #268 makeitstop

Zing!

[Embedded content]

This would be more than fitting for the reality of Trump’s fevered Rocky fantasy:

Theme from Rocky XIII (aka: The Rye or The Kaiser) (Theme From Rocky XIII)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:26:51am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:27:25am

re: #316 TedStriker

One of Al’s most underrated albums in my opinion.

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jeffreyw  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:29:46am

lunch

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:43:50am

re: #228 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:45:13am

Oh shit I have to take the bins back to HD, Zedushka showed me the subdivision rules for garbage bin size & they have to be <32 gallons.

I bought 45 gallon bins.

You would think HD might label the bins that “meet zoning requirements.”

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:47:45am

re: #321 The Pie Overlord!

Oh shit I have to take the bins back to HD, Zedushka showed me the subdivision rules for garbage bin size & they have to be <32 gallons.

I bought 45 gallon bins.

You would think HD might label the bins that “meet zoning requirements.”

Hope you didn’t spray paint them yet.

That would truly suck.

I had the same problem a while back, when I bought wheeled bins but turns out we had the same 32 gallon limit set by the town.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:47:51am

re: #321 The Pie Overlord!

Ouch. Sorry VB, that sucks. 😢

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:49:25am

re: #320 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:50:27am

re: #321 The Pie Overlord!

Our bins have the 32 gallon rule because the recycle trucks aren’t compatible with larger sizes…

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:50:47am

re: #228 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

At last, a photo of the president that can be hung in every embassy. Took them a while but it was worth it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 27, 2019 • 10:52:03am

re: #324 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Should have put Trump’s head on King Kong Bundy’s body,

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:00:41am

re: #322 lawhawk

I had the same problem a while back, when I bought wheeled bins but turns out we had the same 32 gallon limit set by the town.

I must admit, writing from Socialist Europe, the idea that you provide your own bins seems weird. We tell the town hall how many people are living in the house and they provide a bin of the appropriate size, labeled with your address.

(Actually I’m writing from Communist Europe, but I didn’t want to freak you out).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:01:52am

re: #327 Joe Bacon 🌹

Should have put Trump’s head on King Kong Bundy’s body,

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:03:10am

re: #329 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bundy was a fearsome wrestler who could do some serious damage.

I think the guy you’re looking for is George the Animal Steele.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:05:14am

re: #330 lawhawk

Bundy was a fearsome wrestler who could do some serious damage.

I think the guy you’re looking for is George the Animal Steele.

George Steele was a fearsome wrestler. None since has devoured a turnbuckle like him

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gocart mozart  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:08:26am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:09:50am

re: #331 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

George Steele was a fearsome wrestler. None since has devoured a turnbuckle like him

He also once did a storyline with Randy Savage where he was basically stalking Savages wife (Miss Elizabeth), so I suppose he would be a good fit for a Trump meme.

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makeitstop  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:10:05am

52 years ago today, I was a punk kid in Philly rushing to the record store to get this album.

Magical Mystery Tour (Remastered 2009)

52 years. Crazy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:12:16am
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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:12:50am

re: #332 gocart mozart

Ilhan Omar✔
@IlhanMN

🤣🤣

Really, little more needs to be said.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:13:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:15:09am

JFC

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:15:47am

re: #333 Eclectic Cyborg

He also once did a storyline with Randy Savage where he was basically stalking Savages wife (Miss Elizabeth), so I suppose he would be a good fit for a Trump meme.

Hell, that storyline lasted a over a year. Remember it well

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KGxvi  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:15:52am

Didn’t Rocky have a fairly shitty record in the movies?

Like, he lost to Creed in the first one. Barely beat him in the second. Got his ass kicked by Clubber Lang the first time, was nearly killed in Moscow. And then basically ended up broke with what we would probably today call CTE.

Not exactly the best comp if you want to be a “winner”, right?

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KGxvi  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:17:03am

re: #333 Eclectic Cyborg

He also once did a storyline with Randy Savage where he was basically stalking Savages wife (Miss Elizabeth), so I suppose he would be a good fit for a Trump meme.

The real story of Randy Savage and Elizabeth is way crazier than anything they did on WWF/WWE/WCW tv.

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:19:00am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

Giving stolen kids to supporters worked for Franco and Pinochet, why wouldn’t Trump want to do it?

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mmmirele  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:22:46am

re: #327 Joe Bacon 🌹

Should have put Trump’s head on King Kong Bundy’s body,

DO NOT put Trump’s body on Godzilla, that would be a terrible abuse of a kaiju that is far superior to the tangerine tyrant.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:23:49am
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lizardofid  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:26:48am

re: #334 makeitstop

52 years ago today, I was a punk kid in Philly rushing to the record store to get this album.

[Embedded content]

52 years. Crazy.

Roll up!

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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:27:53am
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jaunte  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:28:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:32:03am

re: #334 makeitstop

52 years ago today, I was a punk kid in Philly rushing to the record store to get this album.

52 years. Crazy.

I did not discover it until around 1972, but I remember listening to it on my first Radio Shack stereo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:32:18am
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ericblair  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:35:51am

re: #344 jaunte

Trump Administration to cut its financial contribution to NATO -

I read this. It’s kinda interesting, because it turns out to be an almost useless gesture. These contributions are to the actual NATO budgets for running internal stuff, and are a couple of billion dollars a year total. The 2% spending targets are for the NATO nations’ own militaries, which of course total hundreds of billions of dollars a year.

There’s a formula to allocate national contributions based (I think) on GDP. The US had been paying 22%, and now they’re going to pay 16% and the other countries will make up the difference. So it’s a couple hundred million dollars less for US and more for Canada/Europe.

I assume Trump wanted to cut all sorts of NATO related spending, and his flunkies talked him down to futzing around with 6% of the spending formula on the smallest piece of the total outlay.

Trump is supposed to be in London next week for the NATO not-summit. This ought to be interesting, considering what shape he’s in and what other things he’s got to worry about.

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ckkatz  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:37:14am

re: #212 makeitstop

Interesting thread here…

[Embedded content]

Scott Stedman says it’s the guy who signed off on Trump’s DB loans. A little thin on the verification, though.

Hmm…

In 2014 two Deutsche Bank senior personnel committed suicide. Executive William Broeksmit committed suicide in London. In October of that year Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer committed suicide in New York.

In October there was news that the son of Broeksmit provided some of his fathers documents to the FBI.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:52:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:53:47am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:55:55am
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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Nov 27, 2019 • 11:57:40am

Greetings, lizards! I’m just finishing the last bit of shopping. Tomorrow I will eat tortelloni al pesto and be thankful for distant relarives.

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KGxvi  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:04:33pm

re: #346 Dread Pirate

That meeting, even if Nunes’ guy had a lawyer, probably isn’t protected by attorney-client privilege. Besides the obvious fraud/crime exception to the privilege, meetings/communications between parties (whether via attorney or not) typically aren’t protected. There’s usually an exception for settlement conversations, but that wouldn’t apply here. If parties are meeting to forge an agreement, that’s highly unlikely to be protected - barring a nondisclosure agreement, anyway; and those dissolve in the face of criminal investigations.

The parties because of an apparently attorney-client privilege might be able to protect some communications, but I suspect that the way they’ve bumbled through everything thus far, they’ve probably done a ton of shit to waive or otherwise compromise the privilege as it is.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:08:12pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:11:16pm

Some familiar fringe sites.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:11:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:16:58pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:17:08pm

re: #328 John Hughes

I must admit, writing from Socialist Europe, the idea that you provide your own bins seems weird. We tell the town hall how many people are living in the house and they provide a bin of the appropriate size, labeled with your address.

(Actually I’m writing from Communist Europe, but I didn’t want to freak you out).

But I bet your healthcare sucks…….oh wait.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:18:18pm

Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka on Nov. 25 fired Kostyantyn Kulyk, a controversial top prosecutor accused of corruption and fabricating political cases.

Kulyk was one of the main perpetrators of the theory that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden were implicated in political corruption in Ukraine.

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Targetpractice  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:20:10pm

re: #362 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

Damn those Bidens. They’ve been out of power for 3 years and still they’re getting prosecutors fired in Ukraine!

//////

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:22:00pm

re: #225 The Pie Overlord!

Well shit, a big wind blew away all the garbage bins. We had 5 bins out in the street because we missed last week’s pickup (we were in Florida) & the week before (Veteran’s Day set pickup a day later).

They are not even on this block. They rolled all the way over to the next block. Who the hell knows where? And they are not marked with our address so how could we even find our own bins when everyone else’s is also rolling away.

Fuck this, I will head over to Home Depot & buy more bins.

That wind came through here on its way to you. In fact, it is still blowing. But it got so strong in gusts during the night that I lost a lot of roof. They can’t work on it until the wind dies down, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that, and that they can get it fixed enough so that the rain we are expecting by Friday doesn’t collapse the ceiling over my office, and umpteen filing cabinets full of important archival papers and photos, etc., etc. Moan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:23:38pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:27:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:28:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:33:28pm

jeebus…these people…

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KGxvi  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:36:24pm

This study sounds interesting:

In one study scenario, a large manufacturing firm was reorganizing and some of the existing employees were going to lose their jobs. To achieve the reorganization goals, participants were told, the company had two options: Replace existing employees either with new employees or by robots that could do the tasks automatically.

When they were observers of this scenario, 67% of participants preferred to see the employees replaced by fellow humans rather than by robots. But when participants were told that their own job was at risk, the stakes got more personal. The majority (60%) said they would prefer getting replaced by a robot rather than a fellow human.

I am in the camp that automation is going to drastically change the way businesses work and we are going to face a reckoning about what work is and what it means. The traditional Protestant Work Ethic that centers the humanity of a job is going to be seriously challenged in the next couple of decades.

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2019 • 12:38:34pm

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…these people…

[Embedded content]

[cynicism]They know the marks will go for it, hook like and sinker…[/cynicism]


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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 ...
Thanos
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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 ...
Thanos
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Wonder Woman 1984 TrailerStars Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig. Directed by Patty Jenkins.
Dr Lizardo
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House Votes to Back Two-State Solution in Middle East WASHINGTON (CN) — Rebuking President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Friday passed a resolution supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Smoke rises from Gaza City on May 5, 2019, after Israel launched over 350 airstrikes ...
Thanos
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California Urged to Rethink 40 Years of ‘Piecemeal’ Freshwater Protections Ultimately the drought had relatively minor impacts on most urban Californians who suddenly had to do things like let their lawns go brown or – gasp – ask for water while dining out. But under the surface, 18 fish ...
Thanos
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VULFPECK /// Back Pocket (Live at Madison Square Garden)VULFPECK /// Back Pocket (Live at Madison Square Garden)buy on vinyl → vuuulf.com
Thanos
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EVGENY POBOZHIY QUINTET - Stranger Thoughts Evgeny Pobozhiy Quintet - Stranger Thoughts Evgeny Pobozhiy - guitar, compositionAnton Chekurov - saxNikolai Sidorenko - keysSergey Korchagin - bassAlexander Kulkov - drumsRecorded live @ Blues-minus studio, MoscowViktor Farafontov - sound engineerAndrey Galyamin - videoSergey Gasparyan - mixing2019 ...
Thanos
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191201 It was an ‘easy’ unchallenging weekend. While low key, we got a lot done. We worked on the upper wall, setting and pounding in the 72 bags we dropped in last week. There are now two courses done completely ...
Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)
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