Classical Pianist Igor Levit Plays Beethoven: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert [VIDEO]

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Nov. 22, 2019 | Tom Huizenga — When Russian-born pianist Igor Levit dropped in to play Beethoven at the Tiny Desk, he admitted he was – even after four cups of coffee – “still in my time zone change.” A little jet-lagged, he had flown in from Berlin the night before and hopped an early train from New York to Washington, D.C.

But Levit easily slipped into his Beethoven zone – a space he knows all too well. Levit, 32, has been playing the German composer’s music for half his life. He recently released a box set of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas and once again he’ll be performing complete cycles of the sonatas in various cities to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020.

Levit’s set placed the oddball, wryly-humored Andante from the neglected Tenth Sonata between two of the most famous pieces of western music: the opening movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata and the tender, ubiquitous, bagatelle better known as “Für Elise.”

Levit’s “Moonlight” emphasized the mesmerizing qualities in the music, with its oscillating pulse, smoldering low end and tolling bells. The second piece proved Beethoven wasn’t always the grumpy guy he’s made out to be. His sly sense of humor percolates through the set of variations in a jaunty march rhythm, punctuated with a final, ironic, thundering chord. Levit closed with the ever popular “Für Elise.” Sure, it’s a “total eye-roller,” Levit admits, but he also describes it as “one of the most beautiful treasures in the piano literature.”

Here we see three distinct sides of Beethoven – foreboding, funny and fetching – from one of his most ardent and thoughtful advocates. Now what could be better than that as an overture to the big Beethoven year ahead?

SET LIST
Beethoven: “Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight,’ I. Adagio sostenuto”
Beethoven: “Piano Sonata No. 10, II. Andante”
Beethoven: “Bagatelle in A minor, ‘Fur Elise’”

MUSICIAN
Igor Levit: piano

CREDITS
Producers: Tom Huizenga, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, Alex Drewenskus; Videographers: Maia Stern, Kara Frame; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Jack Corbett; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Mhari Shaw/NPR

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243 comments

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:05:12pm

These Tiny Desk concerts always sound amazing. I’ve wondered if the most likely non-acoustically treated and engineered room of the library was still beneficial: all the books in shelves, sorta random and chaotic diffusers and traps made up of tomes about 4th wave Feminism and Dostoyevski, etc. Cool stuff to let my left brain savor as the musicians do their majicks to my right brain.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:09:44pm

Beautiful playing and a delightful selection of works. Thank you for posting this one, Charles.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:12:58pm

Thank you for some beautiful music. :)

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:28:58pm

Dang. I did it again. I killed another thread. And it was just barely started. ::: hangs head in shame and walks to the corner of the observer :::

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:30:01pm

I’m in my office now picking up things to work on over the next few days. We’re supposed to get about 15” of snow from Sunday night through Tuesday morning. There’s a good chance we’ll be told to stay home. Last night’s forecast was for about 6-8”; this morning was put at around 10”; I just checked again to see the new totals—a discouraging trend.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:40:24pm

re: #5 Barefoot Grin

Where are you located?

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:42:42pm

It’s amazing how much nuance you get from a note. Can do with drums, but wind instruments, you can get more, and strings… wow.

A master with a piano: one note can be played a practically infinite number of ways with power and decay/sustain. Bethoven was deep in nuance.

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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:43:11pm

It’s supposed to pour in the SF bay area all weekend and next week — with a break on Wednesday. Still not much happening, though.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:45:31pm

This is what is going to happen in Philly Sunday into Monday.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 12:57:35pm

Jesus Christ people are ridiculous.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:02:08pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

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lizardofid  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:02:50pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

Jesus Christ people are ridiculous.

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Sounds to me like somebody took a bad beat on his little football bet.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:18:30pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:52:22pm
An assistant US attorney found herself on the other side of the law early Saturday in Hell’s Kitchen when she was busted for allegedly interfering with cops grilling her boyfriend during a drunk driving stop, police and sources told The Post.

Bianca Forde was in the passenger seat of a Chevy Camaro when cops pulled the car over at the intersection of 11th Ave and W. 40th St in Hell’s Kitchen at about 12:15 a.m. and attempted to administer an intoxication “field test” to her boyfriend, who was behind the wheel, police said.

The attorney was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, failure to obey police officers, and illegal signaling, authorities said.

It was not immediately known whether her 40-year-old boyfriend was arrested.

and she wasn’t even driving!
nypost.com

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:53:48pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2019 • 1:57:54pm

re: #15 Belafon

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“Republican college-educated men.”

Translation: The men with all the money.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:06:07pm

re: #15 Belafon

Another take on that stat:

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:12:20pm

re: #17 Belafon

Another take on that stat:

[…the proverbial working class man in a diner…]

Ray Davies - Working Man’s Cafe

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:17:40pm

“The poor don’t want a wealth tax!” scream the men who have the most to lose from a wealth tax.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:17:41pm

re: #14 Shropshire Slasher

and she wasn’t even driving!
nypost.com

The attorney was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, failure to obey police officers, and illegal signaling, authorities said.

I’d guess that “illegal signaling” involved a certain finger…

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:19:42pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d guess that “illegal signaling” involved a certain finger…

Which the Supreme Court ruled a couple of years ago is protected speech, even if used on a cop.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:21:59pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:23:19pm

re: #22 Belafon

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But that can’t be! The corporate media has assured me that M4A is a loser and we must embrace more of the same!

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:25:16pm
A New Yorker who gained US citizenship as a child is suddenly facing deportation, along with several green card-holding members of his family, after apparent targeting by the Trump administration in what the family believes is a clear case of anti-Muslim bias.
None of the individuals have a criminal record, and say the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) only raised questions about the validity of their immigration status after another relative was arrested following a terrorist incident in the city. The government’s actions have alarmed advocates and led to them accusing officials of meting out unfair “collective punishment”.
Ahsan Ullah, 32, an electrician from Brooklyn, was placed in immigration detention in Kearny, New Jersey, on 22 October. He spent about four weeks separated from his American wife and three children before being released on bond last Tuesday pending the outcome of his case.
Four of his relatives, who all hold green cards, are also fighting government efforts to strip them of their US residency status. Since Trump came into office, the number of such denaturalization and citizenship revocation cases filed by DHS has surged.
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The family and their advocates said the treatment amounts to collective punishment. “This is retribution for sharing the same DNA” as someone accused of terrorism, Ahsan said in a phone call from the Hudson county correctional facility in New Jersey, just before his release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention.
“I’ve been here [in the US] since I was a kid - my school is here, my college is here, my family is here, my business is here, my friends are here, my career is here,” he said . “This is where my everything is.”
DHS declined to comment on the family’s case.

theguardian.com

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:26:29pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

But that can’t be! The corporate media has assured me that M4A is a loser and we must embrace more of the same!

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it’s obviously true since the corporate people you’re talking about are mostly in bottom group.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:28:30pm

This is the latest weather briefing from the National Weather Service. It does not look good:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:32:19pm

I got no words…for polite company:

been there and, 50 years later, it still resonates big time

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:33:59pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

I got no words…for polite company:

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been there and, 50 years later, it still resonates big time

Britain on the fast track to become Trumps America jr.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:34:20pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:34:26pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thank you. I googled that term and didn’t have much luck.

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:35:21pm

So one of the guys I follow on Twitter just posted this O.O:

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:36:02pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d guess that “illegal signaling” involved a certain finger…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:37:05pm

re: #30 Shropshire Slasher

Thank you. I googled that term and didn’t have much luck.

I was just thinking about what additional charges cops add on when they get pissed off.

and they will stretch it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:38:09pm

re: #32 wrenchwench

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whoop…there it is!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:39:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:44:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:50:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:56:05pm
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jaunte  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:58:31pm
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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2019 • 2:59:01pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m worried, scared!, about so many things now that if I really thought about them, I’d stroke out!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:05:21pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:08:59pm

re: #39 jaunte

Why would a tr*MP supporter care? Even if they are recipients, owning the libs by reducing SNAP is trés importante.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:14:21pm

mah surprise…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:18:10pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:38:46pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

For some it is easier to download a book rather than borrow it.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:43:33pm
The Hill: “Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is set to retire in approximately a month, creating an opening atop the Senate Ethics Committee, a behind-the-scenes panel responsible for enforcing standards of behavior for senators and their staffs and investigating potential violations of federal law or the Senate’s rules.”

“But GOP senators who spoke with The Hill, including current members of the committee, had a nearly universal response when asked if they wanted to take over the Ethics Committee: Thanks, but no thanks.”

More profiles in courage

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:53:41pm

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

So what happens now? The committee just goes
on without a chair?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:54:30pm

this moron…

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:56:55pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:57:15pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

So what happens now? The committee just goes
on without a chair?

I gureewss eventually theyll get some sap to do it

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 3:58:07pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

this moron…

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What’s wrong with having hearings in our country the same day NATO meets in another?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:01:17pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s wrong with having hearings in our country the same day NATO meets in another?

Everyone should be watching its every move; nothing else should happen when he’s presidenting.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:06:58pm

re: #52 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Everyone should be watching its every move; nothing else should happen when he’s presidenting.

trump has been bashing NATO for years, now it’s important.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:09:05pm

re: #53 I Would Prefer Not To

trump has been bashing NATO for years, now it’s important.

He wants to hit up NATO for his protection racket. That’s all he thinks it’s for.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:14:28pm

So anything fucking goes. Well, when he gets indicted after leaving office, this is what we’ll say: “the world’s a vicious place.”

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Mescalero09  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:15:53pm

Looks like I’m under a sea.
Wait.
I am.
Storm coming.

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Mattand  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:23:59pm

re: #9 PhillyPretzel

This is what is going to happen in Philly Sunday into Monday.
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Crap.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:25:18pm

re: #57 Mattand

Yes. A very messy Monday. :(

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:25:26pm

re: #56 Mescalero09

Looks like I’m under a sea.
Wait.
I am.
Storm coming.

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The good clouds are fleeing?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:37:54pm

Sportsball news: Alabama choked on a game tying field goal and will not be playing for the college championship this year.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:40:45pm

I recently saw a reference to Lowenbrau beer and immediately thought how both the product and the sound of its name apply to this Gaetz guy:

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Mescalero09  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:43:36pm

re: #59 Barefoot Grin

The good clouds are fleeing?

The sea is shimmering. It always does. Water shimmers.
I live by shimmering waters.
I always spoke of the portrait life gives you every day and night to my family and friends.
Some got it.
The moment at the end of winter where lime and red and green show in certain light in the trees.
The day, before spring where if you are fortunate to be close to or notice, the buds are for lack of a better word, pregnant and only that snapshot will do it justice. On a hillside, and then realizing 500 feet does make a world of difference.
I spent decades on the road and would try my best to drink up all that was shown to me.
Orion rising in the east in winter as the winds fed off the lakes. That smell before rain.
The feeling before snow.
The smell of rain.
The lift of the leaves on trees before a really hard storm.
I sometimes forget to look.
I looked tonight.
Blink.
Gone.
Look.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:45:36pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

this moron…

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mmmirele  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:47:24pm

re: #62 Barefoot Grin

I recently saw a reference to Lowenbrau beer and immediately thought how both the product and the sound of its name apply to this Gaetz guy:

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Fuck Gaetz. My friend Amanda is going to jail on Monday, but Gaetz wanted her to go to prison for throwing a Slushie at him. I asked him if he was going to do the Christian thing and visit the “sick and imprisoned.”

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:51:27pm

The shop I used to own got the photo and headline for local small businesses giving back to the community (that I used to live in). I called there at the beginning of the month to wish the new owner a happy anniversary as such. I had forgotten that it was after his closing time of 3 PM on Friday. So I got the answering machine. It was my voice. I left a weird message. No communication has occurred.

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mmmirele  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:53:59pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

mah surprise…

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I left him a tweet. His article didn’t mention anything about tithing, which is a REALLY BIG THING in Evangelical churches. I didn’t mention the expectation that you dress a certain way. Even “dressing down” like the pastors wearing skinny jeans is expensive.

It doesn’t matter how much “moral support” you might get from the church congregation, if a significant chunk of your earnings is disappearing into a collection place. It’s an organized shakedown.

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Mescalero09  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:54:59pm

re: #66 wrenchwench

Hello.
It’s.
You.

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plansbandc  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:57:33pm

Check out this mythical creature! <3 <3

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:58:27pm

re: #68 Mescalero09

Hello.
It’s.
You.

I think so.

hi.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:58:59pm
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Mattand  Nov 30, 2019 • 4:59:56pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is the shit that worries me. Young white guys with guns, military training and zero understanding of the Constitution who have a serious hard on for a Trump-run dictatorship.

I think we are way, way closer to this then people realize. There has to be more than one enlisted guy who looked at all the “Luvs me my warrior war criminal” moves over the last few weeks and thought “I can do whatever the fuck I want. Trump has my back. And in order for me to keep it that way, I’ll do whatever Trump wants.”

I will not be surprised to see armed police and/or National Guardsman checking my ID when I got to vote next year.

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Mescalero09  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:00:37pm

re: #70 wrenchwench

I think so.

hi.

Yes it is.
Hello old friend.

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:01:34pm

re: #73 Mescalero09

Yes it is.

But I’m not here, so leave a message, for somebody.

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Mescalero09  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:02:07pm

re: #74 wrenchwench

But I’m not here, so leave a message, for somebody.

You too?

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:05:12pm

This just passed on my Twitter feed. I don’t even know who this is but I feel he needs some intervention:

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:08:40pm

re: #72 Mattand

This is the shit that worries me. Young white guys with guns, military training and zero understanding of the Constitution who have a serious hard on for a Trump-run dictatorship.

I think we are way, way closer to this then people realize. There has to be more than one enlisted guy who looked at all the “Luvs me my warrior war criminal” moves over the last few weeks and thought “I can do whatever the fuck I want. Trump has my back. And in order for me to keep it that way, I’ll do whatever Trump wants.”

I will not be surprised to see armed police and/or National Guardsman checking my ID when I got to vote next year.

It can be worrisome, but the one thing the military doesn’t do is give soldiers guns to carry around.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:14:48pm

re: #76 The Pie Overlord!

Shit. I’m not on Twitter or I would reach out. I really hope he doesn’t hurt himself. Maybe see if Ink For Autism, Bikers for Autism, or an Aspergers group on Twitter could be helpful?

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:17:18pm

re: #67 mmmirele

I left him a tweet. His article didn’t mention anything about tithing, which is a REALLY BIG THING in Evangelical churches. I didn’t mention the expectation that you dress a certain way. Even “dressing down” like the pastors wearing skinny jeans is expensive.

It doesn’t matter how much “moral support” you might get from the church congregation, if a significant chunk of your earnings is disappearing into a collection place. It’s an organized shakedown.

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I always thought that the plate should be left on a table in the back with a sign saying:

“Give What You Can; Take What You Need”

Most parishes I’ve seen would still have plenty left over.

An alms box is always a good alternative to the plate as well if we truly believe what we say at the offertory: “All things come from thee, Oh Lord and of thine own have I given thee.”

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:22:46pm

re: #76 The Pie Overlord!

If this person is in crisis he should get some help as soon as possible but in this day we have people who pretend to be one thing and are something else.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:28:39pm

re: #79 William Lewis

The other thing is how it really doesn’t have to be that way. Since I move to Hayward in 2012, my parish has provided me with, literally, thousands of dollars in help and support in everything from helping me meet rent, energy, food, fuel and other bills and giving me clothing and other necessities. The year I though things were going to be financially stable enough that I pledged to give to the parish and yet it couldn’t happen - not one word of blame or guilt. Instead - how are you doing? what can we do to help?

And I know darn well though that is just my little Episcopalian church. There are several far wealthier churches in this town of two thousand that wouldn’t be that way. They’d be like what you describe. Or like the mega-church a friend visited and they complained about the noise of the child she’d recently adopted from Vietnam; she laughed in their faces and never went back. That courage I admired.

Grump. Ah, well, helps to get it off my chest. Thanks to anyone who bothered to read this far.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:29:09pm

re: #78 A Mom Anon

There is usually one of us on Disabled or Autistic Twitter who will say some kind words..

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:32:04pm

re: #80 PhillyPretzel

If this person is in crisis he should get some help as soon as possible but in this day we have people who pretend to be one thing and are something else.

I looked at the TL. This appears to be a person with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) triggered by Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

I reported it as possible self harm.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:33:49pm

re: #83 The Pie Overlord!

I truly hope he gets the help he needs. If it is SAD then light therapy might help.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:39:45pm

What an asshole.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:42:48pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 5:44:08pm

Fascists are a protected group on Twitter

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:13:47pm

I saw this ad on Daily Kos. I don’t actually think it’s a Ram, but I thought it was funny considering:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:15:54pm

The weather situation in New York state and Pennsylvania has pretty much put my travel plans on hold. I was planning on driving home on Sunday or Monday - but since I have to pretty much go through the Poconos on either route I use (barring a massive detour route south than east) I will probably stay put until Tuesday.

My niece left earlier tonight since she has to drive back past New York City to get to her place of current employment in northern New Jersey.

And luckily I have the cat sitter booked through Monday already.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:17:06pm

re: #88 Belafon

I saw this ad on Daily Kos. I don’t actually think it’s a Ram, but I thought it was funny considering:

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It’s the new Subaru Origami./

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makeitstop  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:21:31pm

re: #88 Belafon

I saw this ad on Daily Kos. I don’t actually think it’s a Ram, but I thought it was funny considering:

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That is a Karlmann King. $2.2 million worth of fugly. We saw one at the auto show.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:21:49pm

re: #88 Belafon

Highway To The Crumple Zone!

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:26:14pm

I don’t know why any Jews still support Trump.
EDIT: put in hide tags because I can’t stand to look at it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:30:15pm

re: #91 makeitstop

That is a Karlmann King. $2.2 million worth of fugly. We saw one at the auto show.

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Apparently it’s a fancy looking pile of junk:

Under the skin, it’s a Ford F550 commercial cab chassis, complete with a lightly warmed up version of the standard 6.8-liter V10 engine that boosts it up to 398 horsepower. Which would be a moderately decent amount of poke if it didn’t have to drag either 4,500 or 6,000 kilograms around (that’s 9920 or 13,230 pounds) depending on whether it’s been bulletproofed or not.

Top speed is thus a paltry 87 mph (140 km/h), so you’d better stay out of the fast lane in certain jurisdictions. But who cares? You and your grubby sacks of money won’t be in the driver’s seat anyway. You’ll be in the back, tooling about with the Playstation or the satellite TV, popping overpriced champagne out of the built-in fridge and watching the electric armrests go up and down as you fiddle with the many touch-screen options at your disposal.

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makeitstop  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:36:46pm

re: #94 Eclectic Cyborg

Apparently it’s a fancy looking pile of junk:

Ugly af to boot.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:40:35pm

re: #95 makeitstop

Ugly af to boot.

Yep. Here’s the interior:

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uriel  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:47:24pm

re: #72 Mattand

I think we are way, way closer to this then people realize. There has to be more than one enlisted guy who looked at all the “Luvs me my warrior war criminal” moves over the last few weeks and thought “I can do whatever the fuck I want. Trump has my back. And in order for me to keep it that way, I’ll do whatever Trump wants.”

That’s the point.

The Praetorian Guard didn’t just build itself.

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Mescalero09  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:53:04pm

re: #95 makeitstop

Ugly af to boot.

Dodge Demon.
Boom.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 6:55:34pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

mah surprise…

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Hate to break it to Xtianity Today but the overwhelming majority of churches are merely cogs in the Republican Party 24/7 Bullshit Machine!

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prairiefire  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:00:10pm

re: #96 Eclectic Cyborg

Looks like a Putin space capsule, disco drag.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:02:53pm

re: #96 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep. Here’s the interior:

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I’ve seen this in a movie, dark, grubbed out, with a mummified alien in the seat.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:03:55pm

re: #91 makeitstop

That is a Karlmann King. $2.2 million worth of fugly. We saw one at the auto show.

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I read the most hilarious writeup of that thing a couple months ago on Jalopnik.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:03:58pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #99 Joe Bacon 🌹

On the CT Facebook entry for this article, here is one of the comments:

Or, they are not doing well financially because they are not being good stewards of their resources by honoring God through their time, talents and treasures.

So, there you have it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:08:25pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

I read the most hilarious writeup of that thing a couple months ago on Jalopnik.

This is the perfect vehicle for Donald Trump, Jr. (POS45 gets to be driven around in Secret Service limos)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:10:34pm

re: #103 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

On the CT Facebook entry for this article, here is one of the comments:

So, there you have it.

Yeah. The church loves to whizz on folks who lose their jobs, get sick and get screwed by insurance company beancounters and ESPECIALLY to those who lose loved ones in war (Which I personally experienced when Mr. Pulpit Pimp said I would NOT be welcome at my son’s funeral because I refuse to be part of the Body of Landrew)!

Grateful to Gene Roddenberry for getting that episode on the air past the censors!

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:15:55pm

re: #76 The Pie Overlord!

Been there. Done that. Hated it.

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:22:12pm

re: #91 makeitstop

Designed by someone who has watched way too many bad sci-fi movies. You kind of expect some sort of cyborg to step out of it.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:23:09pm
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Romantic Heretic  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:24:21pm

re: #96 Eclectic Cyborg

Cyberpunk outside. Star Trek™ inside.

Eeeeew!

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:33:01pm

re: #93 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t know why any Jews still support Trump.
EDIT: put in hide tags because I can’t stand to look at it.

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Alas, I only have one upding to give.
#NeverAgain #NeverAgainIsNow

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:33:26pm

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

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Damn. Got some dirt in my eye…

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:52:06pm

Stay tuned …

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 7:59:56pm

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

Commit the sound that dog is making to memory, and what it means.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:13:23pm
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Amory Blaine  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:19:01pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

This write-up is hilarious.

This auto show is the debut of this massive SUV made from, it seems, the finest pureéd wealthy jackass, pressed via advanced manufacturing techniques into body panels that simultaneously evoke an artistic chimp’s drawing of a stealth tank, if that existed, and a tanned heir to some pharma fortune passed out on a chaise lounge with a healthy amount cocaine rimming his nostrils.

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:35:27pm
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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:37:31pm

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:43:09pm
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plansbandc  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:51:04pm

re: #116 Teukka

I don’t think he has ever heard of Wounded Knee. One of his asshole people tweeted that. And it was absolutely meant to be racist as all hell.

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:51:44pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:53:44pm

re: #92 jaunte

Highway To The Crumple Zone!

I said this about Elon’s truck: “Zone crumples YOU!”

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 8:56:30pm
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DodgerFan1988  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:03:04pm

Republicans:
“Western Democracies? Nyet!”
“Russian-style totalitarianism? Da!”

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:26:30pm
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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:30:43pm

From balloon-juice.com:

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plansbandc  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:35:28pm

Do any of you guys think tRump has any historical knowledge? Does he have any understanding of names/dates/associations? There’s no way. And does anyone think he could put together even a slightly coherent tweet at this point?

Dude did NOT tweet the Wounded Knee tweet.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:45:10pm
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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 9:45:55pm

re: #127 goddamnedfrank

I think someone needs to swap your phone with a calculator for a while.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:02:43pm

re: #128 Belafon

I think someone needs to swap your phone with a calculator for a while.

I don’t know about that, it has been brilliant so far.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:09:39pm

re: #129 Jebediah, RBG

I don’t know about that, it has been brilliant so far.

I guess so, as long as he doesn’t tell anyone about the vulnerability in the Death Star.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:13:12pm

re: #130 Belafon

I guess so, as long as he doesn’t tell anyone about the vulnerability in the Death Star.

Uh oh, I hadn’t thought of that…

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:42:27pm

re: #126 plansbandc

No.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 10:57:52pm
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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:00:08pm
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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:09:52pm

Word of the day:

multitasking: (v.) Screwing up several things at once.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:37:25pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:46:30pm

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

It’s all part of the California-is-not-the-Real-America cry that the atavists like to use.

They are afraid. They are afraid that they are being left behind. Which they are.

This division between the city and the provinces is as old as cities themselves.

But I suppose that Brooks thinks he some genius.

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Teukka  Nov 30, 2019 • 11:48:40pm

Dunno if this got posted yet.

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2019 • 12:31:59am

re: #138 Teukka

Dunno if this got posted yet.

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Gem from it.
N.B.: Most likely a troll farm employee pulling shit outta his (or her) ass.

N.B. Troll Account N.B. Troll Account
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 1, 2019 • 1:05:06am

all my years are dog years
they grovel in the yard
i cannot tame them
they wake me in my sleep
all my days are dog days
sometimes they taste like dog food
don’t look at me like that i bite

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 1, 2019 • 1:06:22am

re: #139 Teukka

Gem from it.
N.B.: Most likely a troll farm employee pulling shit outta his (or her) ass.

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hitler was a homo sapiens

i rest my case

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2019 • 1:52:06am

re: #141 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

hitler was a homo sapiens

i rest my case

Homosuperior in my interior
But from the skin out
I’m Homosapien too
And you’re Homosapien too

don’t wanna classify you
like an animal in the zoo

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 1, 2019 • 2:21:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2019 • 3:20:02am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2019 • 3:24:46am

re: #143 goddamnedfrank

I mean sure, if we’re talking about the conversation taking place in a parallel reality, with some alternate Scott Adams who isn’t a monumental grundlesniff

I will give him some credit, he has generally kept politics out of his comic strip, which I still find amusing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2019 • 4:21:17am

re: #146 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So sue me… it’s December…

Make me a partner in the lawsuit, then

Bob Rivers - Walking Round In Womens Underwear

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2019 • 4:33:01am

re: #138 Teukka

Scary. I’m trying to figure out how social media can fight these trolls. Perhaps require real names and addresses to be linked to each twitter account so that an organization can’t generate large numbers of trolls.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2019 • 4:47:48am

re: #138 Teukka

Here’s what Russia’s 2020 disinformation operations look like, according to two experts on social media and propaganda

Nothing serious is going to change in this respect until we start educating people on mass media, social media and how to use them as a source of information.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2019 • 4:50:11am

re: #143 goddamnedfrank

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A more accurate headline: “Scott Adams Wants Wingnuts To Have Safe Spaces.”

When you see these articles, you really can see into the wingnut reality that those votes for Trump did not lead to the “post-PC” future they expected. That they remain a shrinking minority of this country and voting for a man whose popularity is rivaled by genital warts did nothing to stop or reverse that trend. And the 8 years of moaning about how Obama was “NOT MY PRESIDENT!!!” is biting them in the ass because all those social and political norms they took pride in shitting all over are no longer there to protect them.

So we get these “ideas” like Adams proposes that are sold as bringing “calm,” but really are about further cushioning the blow that wingnuts are facing in the wake of Trump’s growing unpopularity. Such as 48 hour “grace periods” for stupid/hateful/etc shit said on social media, during which any apology (even obviously insincere ones) automatically grants a “pass” that everybody must abide by. And a similar “pass” on similar statements said up to 20 years ago, on the grounds that the speaker was a “different person” when such was said. But given that these are rules that a wingnut wants to put forward, there’s the unwritten exception that neither rule applies to the people they want to attack.

One thing you don’t see anywhere in the article? Adams offering any sort of apology for the shit he now wants a pass on.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 1, 2019 • 4:51:12am

I don’t think the Mexican government runs that country anymore.

An hour-long cartel versus cops gun battle left 14 dead and a Mexican town looking like a bullet-pocked war zone on Sunday.

Four of those who died were cops after a truck convoy carrying suspected cartel members rolled into a town in Coahuila state, officials said.

Photos from Villa Union, a town of 3,000 residents about an hour drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas, show the front, side, and back of the town’s municipal building strafed by gunfire.

Another photo shows a bullet-damaged, partially-wrecked pickup truck with Texas plates. On the truck’s driver’s side door can be seen the letters C. D. N. — which stands in Spanish for Cartel of the Northeast.

It was unclear what may have prompted the armed group to storm the town.

Security forces will remain in the town for several days to restore a sense of calm, the governor said.

“These groups won’t be allowed to enter state territory,” the government of Coahuila said in a statement.

nypost.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:02:08am

re: #151 Shropshire Slasher

I don’t think the Mexican government runs that country anymore.

nypost.com

I remember reading “It Can’t Happen Here” in High School and it involves the President declaring a war on Mexico to cement his power and dissolve Congress…

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:14:58am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The drug cartels wouldn’t have all that money if Americans weren’t buying all their illegal drugs.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:23:45am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:29:02am

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

David thinks we’ve never been outside the ghetto and we’re stupid

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:42:52am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:45:42am
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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:51:54am

Since I’m going to be snowed in, I should make some comfort food. Chicken Paprikash? Stew? I made chili last week.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:52:35am

A man was shot to death by the handmade device he made to protect his home

When officers arrived, they discovered a device on the front door of the man’s home that was designed to fire a handgun if anyone attempted to enter, the department said.

The “device” was a gun
Apparently there were a lot of ‘devices’ around the house

Paranoia strikes deep

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2019 • 5:56:56am

re: #159 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

A man was shot to death by the handmade device he made to protect his home

The “device” was a gun
Apparently there were a lot of ‘devices’ around the house

Paranoia strikes deep

just wait until they start printing the things en masse

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:00:23am

re: #138 Teukka

Dunno if this got posted yet.

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Social media is going to be the downfall of democracy globally.

I’m glad I’m old.

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jeffreyw  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:03:14am

Good morning!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:14:01am
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:18:28am

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

David thinks we’ve never been outside the ghetto and we’re stupid

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Op-ed writer who lives in a NYC condo thinks he is a “Cletus whisperer” because he once talked to a gas station attendant on a weekend jaunt.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:26:25am

re: #161 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Social media is going to be the downfall of democracy globally.

I’m glad I’m old.

And so was television. Voters my kids ages, the Millenials and younger, view stuff they read with a lot more scepticism than older generations.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:26:58am
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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:27:49am

re: #164 Targetpractice

Upding for Cletus Whisperer

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:30:12am

re: #166 jaunte

Someone suggested that many GOP aren’t pinned by kompromat: the qyuite simple want Russian help. Not sure I agree, but I do consider it regularly. Maybe the truth is both.

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Florida Panhandler  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:36:17am

re: #77 Belafon

It can be worrisome, but the one thing the military doesn’t do is give soldiers guns to carry around.

If Trump wins re-election look for him to personally order this policy to be implemented and fire any Generals who dare oppose the decision (or any of his decisions). Trump will institute his own country-wide personal armed guard with authority to carry guns around anywhere at anytime.

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Jay C  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:42:16am

re: #164 Targetpractice

Op-ed writer who lives in a NYC condo thinks he is a “Cletus whisperer” because he once talked to a gas station attendant on a weekend jaunt.

That’s what chaps my backside about David Brooks: I think that HE certainly knows better about a lot of the facile “analysis” he spews out, but just assumes that his readership doesn’t: but is merely going to accept his conclusions because he’s this Great Conservative Intellectual; and arguments-from-authority by GCIs is what “upscale” RW punditry is supposed to be about.

I’d forgotten Brooks was a protegé of William F. Buckley: it really shows sometimes…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2019 • 6:45:50am

re: #165 Belafon

And so was television. Voters my kids ages, the Millenials and younger, view stuff they read with a lot more scepticism than older generations.

I get your point but I stand by what I said.

Brexit, trump, social media drove that.

We might be saved if younger voters vote. People my age vote regularly. And many of my generation are gullible morons.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:01:34am

re: #168 BigPapa

Someone suggested that many GOP aren’t pinned by kompromat: the quite simple want Russian help.

You don’t need kompromat to get Republicans to abide by foreign interference, because the economic and demographic realities of the near future are enough. All you need to understand their motivation is to look at the last 3 years, where they went from “We need to do something about Russian interference in our elections!” to “Russia? But I was told Ukraine hacked our elections to help Hillary win!”

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:04:13am

re: #170 Jay C

That’s what chaps my backside about David Brooks: I think that HE certainly knows better about a lot of the facile “analysis” he spews out, but just assumes that his readership doesn’t: but is merely going to accept his conclusions because he’s this Great Conservative Intellectual; and arguments-from-authority by GCIs is what “upscale” RW punditry is supposed to be about.

I’d forgotten Brooks was a protegé of William F. Buckley: it really shows sometimes…

It’s simpler than that: It’s what the Times pays him to write. If they actually gave a flying fuck about accuracy or facts, they would have long along slung him over the gunwale. But their increasingly insulated Beltway audience wants to be told that nothing has really changed since the 90s and all the things they’ve believed since Bush Sr was in office still apply, so he keeps making bank telling them that the nitwits in rural PA are dirt-poor morons who can’t understand politics unless you make it simple for them to digest. Hence the “federal budget as a household budget” BS.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:06:41am

You know those videos of kids not being able to use a dial phone? I saw a great suggestion: have old people turn off the light on their cell phone, install an app, and change a password without anyone’s help.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:08:59am

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:10:42am

re: #174 Belafon

You know those videos of kids not being able to use a dial phone? I saw a great suggestion: have old people turn off the light on their cell phone, install an app, and change a password without anyone’s help.

It’s why I call my generation the “Transition Generation,” as we’re the ones still old enough to remember dial phones, but young enough that our parents are asking us to show them how to delete an app on their iPhones.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:18:57am

An Indiana teen was killed by her backseat passenger while driving, police say

look at all the weasel words they use to say “he shot her”

Annalysa McMillan, 19, was driving her car Tuesday in Marion, Indiana, about 70 miles north of Indianapolis when a gun discharged in the passenger seat behind her, striking her, the Marion Police Department said in a statement.

The cause of death was determined to be one gunshot to McMillan’s back and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The shooting caused a minor accident with another driver, police said.

Austin Smith, 22, was sitting behind McMillan with the rifle when it discharged, police said. Smith is being held on bond on charges of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, according to the Grant Count Jail website.

total loss of control of his weapon - loaded - pointed at someone

and it did not magically ‘discharge’.
HE pulled the trigger

damn this soft pedaling makes me mad
He shot her.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:26:12am

Face the Nation is having Cory Booker and historians. I’m curious if they couldn’t find any Republicans this week.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:27:07am

re: #176 Targetpractice

It’s why I call my generation the “Transition Generation,” as we’re the ones still old enough to remember dial phones, but young enough that our parents are asking us to show them how to delete an app on their iPhones.

My kids tell THEIR KIDS how they had to use dial-up to access the Internet, and how they learned HTML on their Geocities pages.

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jeffreyw  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:29:27am

re: #158 Shropshire Slasher

Since I’m going to be snowed in, I should make some comfort food. Chicken Paprikash? Stew? I made chili last week.

Maybe a nice posole?

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sagehen  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:31:19am

re: #178 Belafon

Face the Nation is having Cory Booker and historians. I’m curious if they couldn’t find any Republicans this week.

Republicans are going to avoid the Sunday shows for as long as they believe they’re likely to be asked questions they’d rather not answer.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:32:49am

re: #179 The Pie Overlord!

My kids tell THEIR KIDS how they had to use dial-up to access the Internet, and how they learned HTML on their Geocities pages.

Ayep. Or the joys of using DOS to play games.

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jeffreyw  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:34:39am

re: #172 Targetpractice

You don’t need kompromat to get Republicans to abide by foreign interference, because the economic and demographic realities of the near future are enough. All you need to understand their motivation is to look at the last 3 years, where they went from “We need to do something about Russian interference in our elections!” to “Russia? But I was told Ukraine hacked our elections to help Hillary win!”

Citizens United v. democracy in the USofA was a necessary foundation

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 1, 2019 • 7:58:11am

Sleet and freezing rain for the last couple of hours here in western NY state. A good reason to not even set foot outside.

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:05:17am

Tracking some fake news now, which I might post about. Story going around the right that a Newsweek reporter was fired for posting fake news that Trump was golfing instead of supporting the troops in Afghanistan. It’s total bullshit.

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Mattand  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:13:57am

re: #185 BigPapa

Tracking some fake news now, which I might post about. Story going around the right that a Newsweek reporter was fired for posting fake news that Trump was golfing instead of supporting the troops in Afghanistan. It’s total bullshit.

Saw that last night. I didn’t follow through and I forget what website was reporting it (Daily Beast, maybe?) but I do remember seeing something about the Washington Examiner being involved.

I have to admit my first reaction was to believe it. The whole “Never give the MAGAts the high moral ground due to their martyr complex” thing ran through my head.

If I didn’t have other stuff to deal with it, I’d look into it, too.

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:17:09am

In other news - it was 17 years ago today that K and I moved into this house. I never had a place that I could really call ‘home’ in my life (my family moved a lot, lots of rentals), but this house is it.

And it doesn’t seem like we’ve been here anywhere near 17 years.

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:23:59am

re: #186 Mattand

The story about Newsweek firing a reporter was the Examiner, specifcally Mike Brest. I asked him via Twitter how to verify his story because it relies on us trusting him that he actuall made a phone call to Newsweek and that somebody at Newsweek told him that the reporter was fired.

That’s it. That’s the evidence. I call bullshit.

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:28:42am

I also pinged the reporter on Twitter asking her if she was terminated.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:30:27am

Our local paper ran an op-ed that came from Cagle Syndicates (or something like that) by a writer I’ve never heard of. The thesis is that liberals are all for supporting female politicians when they’re liberal, but are hypocrites because of the way they treated Stefanik when Adam Schiff refused to allow Nunes to give her his time. This is exactly why they did this ploy—now there are stories being planted about how unfairly Dems treat female conservatives.

Our paper is fairly liberal, but they really dropped the ball by running a column built on demonstrable lies. I’m going to have to write a letter, I’m afraid.

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:31:17am

The thing about the right wing media ecosystem is that people still give them the benefit of the doubt sometimes. I just found a few Twitter randos who accepted it as true.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:37:19am

Even Ross Douthat recognizes that Bernie doesn’t care about anything except economics:

But for the kind of American who is mostly with the Democrats on economics but wary of progressivism’s zest for culture war, Sanders’s socialism might be strangely reassuring — as a signal of what he actually cares about, and what battles he might eschew for the sake of his anti-plutocratic goals. (At the very least he’s no more radical on an issue like abortion than a studied moderate like Mayor Pete.)

This is why, despite technically preferring a moderate like Biden or Amy Klobuchar, I keep coming back to the conservative’s case for Bernie — which rests on the perhaps-wrong but still attractive supposition that he’s the liberal most likely to spend all his time trying to tax the rich and leave cultural conservatives alone.

h/t balloon-juice.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:44:22am

Read this before doing your Holiday shopping.

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:46:11am

re: #193 I Would Prefer Not To

Read this before doing your Holiday shopping.

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Is that a dare? Seems like a dare.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:48:56am
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jeffreyw  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:52:41am

re: #187 makeitstop

In other news - it was 17 years ago today that K and I moved into this house. I never had a place that I could really call ‘home’ in my life (my family moved a lot, lots of rentals), but this house is it.

And it doesn’t seem like we’ve been here anywhere near 17 years.

We moved into this house back in 1985 and we’ve been here now for half my life.

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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:55:23am

re: #195 Belafon

Why else would DT go to Afghanistan? Would he risk missing his turkey dinner for anything less than the threat of impeachment?

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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:56:42am

re: #196 jeffreyw

We moved into this house back in 1985 and we’ve been here now for half my life.

I’ve been in my apartment for going on 30 years.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 8:59:17am

re: #193 I Would Prefer Not To

Read this before doing your Holiday shopping.

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There was a woman at Kroger, probably in her 70s, writing a check in front of me. I think she only wanted to do it to keep track. It makes me think that companies should just sell the recording part of a checkbook with a slot for a debit card.

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Thanos  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:00:01am

re: #158 Shropshire Slasher

Since I’m going to be snowed in, I should make some comfort food. Chicken Paprikash? Stew? I made chili last week.

this comes out nice if you cut down on the pepper (we use 1/2 tspn) keyingredient.com

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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:16:15am

Oh, by the way…

Apple is now up to 13.2 something on the new version. Has anyone tried it? Does it still suck?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:19:51am

re: #201 A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!

I am so far on 13.1 it is okay.

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:22:36am

On today’s episode of ‘NOPE’….

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:25:09am

re: #203 makeitstop

Looks fun.

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Kilroy was here  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:27:07am

re: #203 makeitstop

On today’s episode of ‘NOPE’….

Relax.. it is a time lapse.. It is really very slow.

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mmmirele  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:32:20am

re: #202 PhillyPretzel

Crud, that reminds me, I need to upgrade my work phone. (runs off to dig it out and put it on the charger.)

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:33:01am

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

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

David thinks we’ve never been outside the ghetto and we’re stupid

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It’s worth noting again what Brooks is tweeting in response to, too: NYT’s hitpiece on Kamala Harris.

It’s all seeding the idea that America will never and can never accept a non-white male president ever again, because that somehow would be even more racist and sexist than Trump and his supporters.

The entirety of the political press seems filled with both “Cletus Whisperers” (as so helpfully termed) and self-hating big city moderates who have internalized every single bad thing rural conservatives have ever said about them and their profession. Thus, the only opinion ever granted credence ever is rural conservatism. They are forever “Real AMerica” and no letter to the editor will ever shake that belief.

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William Lewis  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:33:03am

re: #203 makeitstop

On today’s episode of ‘NOPE’….

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Pfft. That’s not even as bad as some regular coasters. I’d be happy to ride it.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:34:23am
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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:35:22am

Ummm….

If it were that Richard Spencer, Trump never would have fired him.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:35:37am

Cheeto story contains some of our hidden socialist history:

In the summer of 1945, Little Boy and Fat Man were detonated in Japan, ending the war and leaving the Quartermaster Corps with warehouses full of food as well as an elaborate manufacturing and distribution system still churning out goods for millions of troops. This would take years to redirect or dismantle. Fearful of the effect of the sudden withdrawal of its huge wartime contracts, the government propped up the dairy business first by buying their excess product and then, in some cases, by selling it back to them at lower prices. (The Commodity Credit Corporation, created during the Great Depression and still in existence, would later distribute these surpluses to welfare recipients and the elderly—the storied “government cheese.”) A temporary federal agency, the Surplus Property Administration, sold off at bargain‑basement prices the food the Quartermaster Corps had amassed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:38:12am

re: #201 A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!

Oh, by the way…

Apple is now up to 13.2 something on the new version. Has anyone tried it? Does it still suck?

13.2.3 iOS is way better. Not perfect but it fixed a ton of stuff. I’m not swearing at my phone any longer… Something I was previously was doing hourly.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:47:38am

re: #209 jaunte

Self-stable?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:49:24am

re: #213 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I think this is what they were after.
encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

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A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:56:12am

re: #212 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

13.2.3 iOS is way better. Not perfect but it fixed a ton of stuff. I’m not swearing at my phone any longer… Something I was previously was doing hourly.

I may still wait a bit, but it’s nice to know they’re back on track.

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Dread Pirate  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:57:06am
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jaunte  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:58:34am

re: #213 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Emotionally self-sufficient.

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Dread Pirate  Dec 1, 2019 • 9:59:58am
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retired cynic  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:05:40am

Nothing Lasts Forever — Not Even on the Internet
A Better Social Media World is Waiting for Us
(NYT) by Annalee Newitz (11/30/19)

I was directed to this by John Scalzi’s blog, because he was one of the people interviewed on the subject. And the way the article opens is a cool graphic design. Of course, after it has been used once, that has to be it!

What’s more, companies like Facebook and Twitter lack an incentive to promote better relationships and a better understanding of the news “because they make money through outrage and deception,” Ms. Hall said. Outrage and deception capture our attention, and attention sells ads. “At a business model level, they are ad networks parasitic on human connection.”

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Jay C  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:09:10am

re: #203 makeitstop

On today’s episode of ‘NOPE’….

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Oh, no, man; I’d jump on that thing in a heartbeat (which would be pretty quick on that slide!)

I wish the clip hadn’t cut off when it did, though: I would have like to see how it slowed/stopped.

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:09:21am

Still…so odd.

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retired cynic  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:14:55am

re: #219 retired cynic

More:

[John Scalzi] imagines a new wave of digital media companies that will serve the generations of people who have grown up online (soon, that will be most people) and already know that digital information can’t be trusted. They will care about who is giving them the news, where it comes from, and why it’s believable. “They will not be internet optimists in the way that the current generation of tech billionaires wants,” he said with a laugh. They will not, he explained, believe the hype about how every new app makes the world a better place: “They’ll be internet pessimists and realists.”

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:23:14am

re: #219 retired cynic

re: #222 retired cynic

More:

About Facebook, note who is on it, and who isn’t. it’s the parent and grandparent app, not the kids.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:33:02am

THE JIG IS UP!!111!!!!

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Dread Pirate  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:39:49am
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:40:49am

had dinner last night with an actual psychotic person

a trying experience i wouldn’t like to repeat anytime soon

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:41:28am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:44:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:46:29am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:48:14am

re: #221 makeitstop

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Still…so odd.

Yeah, gonna need to have my water tested. Got to be hallucinating

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Dread Pirate  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:53:05am
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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:55:07am

Seb Gorka’s wife. This is my shocked face.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2019 • 10:55:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:02:58am
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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:05:05am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

That got both me and wifey a little mushy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:06:15am

moron didn’t write this either

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:08:06am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

THE JIG IS UP!!111!!!!

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You can get hurt if your jig is pointed up.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:08:54am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron didn’t write this either

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Nope. No random capitals.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:10:13am

Merry fucking Christmas

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:12:05am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron didn’t write this either

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No demonizing others and not claiming that he personally was responsible. “American” leadership not “MY” leadership — and using the term “together”, instead of “only me”

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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:17:02am

Seb Gorka is horrible. His radio show is just as bad as the worst ones. He’s clearly pining for a job after the fascist takover is complete.

I’m tracking this Fake News: Thanksgiving Edition story about a Newseek reporter being fired for ‘falsely reporting that he was golfing instead of heroically visiting the troops.’ The only source for her being fired is an Examiner story by Mike Brest, where he wrote that she discussed the story with him, and he followed up and talked to Newsweek which told him of her termination. I’m going to wait and see if she was actually fired but this is a typical scandal either way.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2019 • 11:24:16am

re: #215 A hollow voice says, Impeachmoot now!

I may still wait a bit, but it’s nice to know they’re back on track.

Don’t wait. It’s waaaaaaaay better than the early versions. Like night and day better.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2019 • 12:00:47pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron didn’t write this either

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Wow, he sure has evolved since he abandoned his best friend, Roy Cohn, when he was dying of aids. ///


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