The Washington Post Looks Back: How Trump Criticized Obama’s Policy Toward Iran [VIDEO]

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As president, Donald Trump has touted his Iran policy in part by saying Iranians no longer chant “Death to America.” Then an Iran-backed militia stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad at the end of 2019 shouting exactly that. Read more: wapo.st. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: wapo.st

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 2, 2020 • 10:55:22am

There’s a Trump quote/tweet for everything…

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:03:53am

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

Evergreen tweet.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:05:22am

Of course, Trump is too stupid and ignorant of history to even know why they yell “Death to America.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:06:39am

re: #3 Ace Rothstein

Of course, Trump is too stupid and ignorant of history to even know why they yell “Death to America.” much relevant to governing

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:09:53am

Just noticed Thanos’ posting about Geller and the Ground Zero mega mosque bulkshit.

This is the same site where Geller and the Islamophobes claimed Muslims would build a mega mosque that would tower over the Ground Zero site (mind you, 1WTC is the tallest building in the US and Western Hemisphere by measure to spire at 1,776 feet). Several other buildings, including those around the corner are over 1,000 feet tall.

This building? 70 feet. Towering indeed.

The latest plan calls for a community center and public space, with a mosque/prayer area in the basement.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:13:53am

re: #4 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It scarcely matters, when Fox News & Rush Limbaugh will back Trump up in anything he utters. Reality is now fungible, especially when the GOP base has the memory capacity of goldfish.

Who banged the drums for the Iraq war that 65% of Americans and veterans now say was a mistake? Fox News, Rush & right-wing hate radio.

Who insisted on total loyalty to George W. Bush as an awesome wartime commander in chief with a giant package, strutting about an aircraft carrier? Fox News, Rush & right-wing hate radio.

Who insisted that deregulating Wall Street was only common sense as business knows better how to manage money than that damn gub’mint? Fox News, Rush & right-wing hate radio.

And yet … these same outlets largely escaped any reckoning for how wrong they were.

Why? The viewership could not - indeed, cannot - EVER admit they were wrong. About anything. Because once one thing is wrong … then the entire edifice starts to crumble.

Is that starting to happen to Trump?

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:16:37am

re: #6 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Who insisted that you could not be for the troops and against the Iraq War? Rush Limbaugh.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:17:23am

And because of these past remarks by Trump, the wingnut response…will be to blame Obama for Iran being in the position where is can influence Iraqis to attack our embassy. And that Trump is an amazing leader because the security reforms and measures implemented by Obama prevented any casualties at the embassy despite protestors breaking down the gates and setting fires while embassy staff cowered in a panic room.

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Jay C  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:18:34am

from belowthread:

re: #143 gocart mozart

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re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“our greatest Warfighters”

jezuz godd

So - faced with what has almost certainly been well-organized and carefully-stage-managed (and now-terminated) piece of Riot Theater in Baghdad (and never mind that it appears - IMO - to have been stage-managed by what is supposed to be a “friendly” “allied” government), Trump’s reaction is to treat this like Operation Overlord redux?
And what are all these “greatest Warfighters” going to do once they get there? Strut around in combat gear to boldly defend the Embassy against an attack that’s NOT going to happen?

Idiot….

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:22:21am

re: #9 Jay C

from belowthread:

So - faced with what has almost certainly been well-organized and carefully-stage-managed (and now-terminated) piece of Riot Theater in Baghdad (and never mind that it appears - IMO - to have been stage-managed by what is supposed to be a “friendly” “allied” government), Trump’s reaction is to treat this like Operation Overlord redux?
And what are all these “greatest Warfighters” going to do once they get there? Strut around in combat gear to boldly defend the Embassy against an attack that’s NOT going to happen?

Idiot….

Trump basically making a play at repeating St. Ron’s Beirut barracks bombing, rushing troops into a central location as a “show of force,” but really presents little more than a convenient target to terrorist groups who don’t give a flying fuck about civilian casualties.

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sagehen  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:22:39am

re: #6 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Who insisted on total loyalty to George W. Bush as an awesome wartime commander in chief with a giant package, strutting about an aircraft carrier? Fox News, Rush & right-wing hate radio.

Until they COMPLETELY changed their minds about him, and now he’s not invited to their national conventions and they’d really like if we never mentioned his name ever again.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:22:47am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:23:37am

re: #12 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

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That’s the thing. Trump amplifies crazy voices and attacks voices of reason.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:25:51am

re: #10 Targetpractice

Trump basically making a play at repeating St. Ron’s Beirut barracks bombing, rushing troops into a central location as a “show of force,” but really presents little more than a convenient target to terrorist groups who don’t give a flying fuck about civilian casualties.

Yeah, this “show of force” is just putting what the cybersecurity geeks call “a larger attack surface” into the critical area.

Pinprick incitement attacks that lead to over-reactions of bombing (because you KNOW that’s what Trump will do, i.e. “Bomb the shit out of them.”)

…. which will turn the local populace into pro-ISIS warriors real quick.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:25:58am

re: #12 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

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Tom Hanks needs to sue her sorry ass!

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:26:49am
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:27:02am

re: #13 HappyWarrior

That’s the thing. Trump amplifies crazy voices and attacks voices of reason.

Many are starting to realize that the entire GOP has willfully dived down the anti-intellectual know-nothing rabbit hole, aided & abetted by cynical pulpit pimps.

The entire Trump administration is a War on Expertise. Only the stupidest & most evil/incompetent get positions of power.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:30:39am

re: #16 lawhawk

Wait … (furiosly scribbles on back of envelope)

… that adds up to something like $118 million for Democrats,

vs. $46 for Trump?

How the fuck (other than total journalistic malpractice) is this being spun as “Trump is outraising the feeble Dems! Victory is assured for the Dear Leader!”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:33:54am

re: #18 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Wait … (furiosly scribbles on back of envelope)

… that adds up to something like $118 million for Democrats,

vs. $46 for Trump?

How the fuck (other than total journalistic malpractice) is this being spun as “Trump is outraising the feeble Dems! Victory is assured for the Dear Leader!”

It’s “Dems in Disarray! Look at all the money they are throwing away on failed candidates!”
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:35:40am

re: #17 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Many are starting to realize that the entire GOP has willfully dived down the anti-intellectual know-nothing rabbit hole, aided & abetted by cynical pulpit pimps.

The entire Trump administration is a War on Expertise. Only the stupidest & most evil/incompetent get positions of power.

It really seems to me that Trump is only interested in a cabinet of lackeys. Not the best and brightest the country has to offer. And it’s getting worse.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:36:39am

re: #10 Targetpractice

Trump basically making a play at repeating St. Ron’s Beirut barracks bombing, rushing troops into a central location as a “show of force,” but really presents little more than a convenient target to terrorist groups who don’t give a flying fuck about civilian casualties.

This^100000

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:39:40am

It’s a cult.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:42:46am

re: #19 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

THE DEMOCRATIC DIVIDE!!!… -Schmuck Todd

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:42:49am

re: #22 DodgerFan1988

It’s a cult.

I just don’t know how anyone looks at Trump and not only says “Hey this is a good President but hey this is a great person.” Trump is at his core undemocratic and hostile to democracy and only satisfied if he’s being worshiped. I’d say his friends weren’t worth it if they think this guy is it but then again the right wing mentality that emerged in the rise of Obama is what helped make Trump possible to a lot of Republican voters so even the anti Trump Republicans need to look at why the Republican base was so willing to embrace this guy. I would be furious if the Dems ever nominated someone like this. I have my ideological problems with Trump but some of the worst things about Trump aren’t ideology. It’s who he is as a person and leader. There’s nothing admirable about Donald Trump.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:45:46am

re: #19 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It’s “Dems in Disarray! Look at all the money they are throwing away on failed candidates!”
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Ayep. No one candidate matched/surpassed Trump’s fundraising, thus he’s “way ahead” in raising funds while the Dems are “wasting money” splitting campaign donations between multiple candidates who can’t all win. It doesn’t matter that he’s gonna end up plowing a lot of those funds into his pockets or those of his lawyers, we’re supposed to believe it’s all going to this great “war chest” that he’s gonna unleash in the fall and crush the Dem nominee.

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William Lewis  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:47:55am

Yeah, I think I am going to get very used to this new-to-me D3200 and the Silver Efex workflow. I’m still not quite used to it, need to learn a bit more on the digital burning and dodging side of things, but I think things are going to come out better than they did when I was doing the m4/3 thing.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:55:51am

As always, the rule book is totally different for Repubs than Dems. We’re supposed to view it as a zero-sum game, that all the donations being brought in now when the field is wide-open means less money available later in the year as the field narrows and particularly after the convention.

Spending by PACs isn’t factored in at all, the whole focus is on what each campaign is bringing in individually, with the idea being that every dollar given to anyone other than eventual nominee being a dollar “wasted” and thus unavailable in 6-9 months.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:55:54am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:57:04am

re: #28 Dread Pirate

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What exactly do you do here? I answer the goddamned customers. I have people skills damn it!

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 11:59:48am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:02:49pm

re: #22 DodgerFan1988

It’s a cult.

Yes, Trumpism includes the usual cultic practices.

But here I will be boring and repetitious and restate again: Trumpism is very much tied into Christian fundamentalism, the collapse of the fundamentalist worldview that was already out of date in the 18th century when the US Constitution was written.

Said worldview is not only anachronistic in the 21st century but downright destructive to the general comity of our society.

Said worldview is very much a into patriarchy, and extended hierarchical structures extending from patriarchy, and magical beliefs which otherwise would not be of great impact but in the hands of demagogues become the lever by which said demagogues do great harm.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:02:57pm

re: #28 Dread Pirate

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Welcome to 2020, where nobody in the current administration can speak without Dear Leader’s permission as they fear he’ll simply contradict them via tweet within minutes of their speaking.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:04:28pm

re: #31 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yes, Trumpism includes the usual cultic practices.

But here I will be boring and repetitious and restate again: Trumpism is very much tied into Christian fundamentalism, the collapse of the fundamentalist worldview that was already out of date in the 18th century when the US Constitution was written.

Said worldview is not only anachronistic in the 21st century but downright destructive to the general comity of our society.

Said worldview is very much a into patriarchy, and extended hierarchical structures extending from patriarchy, and magical beliefs which otherwise would not be of great impact but in the hands of demagogues become the lever by which said demagogues do great harm.

It’s why they’re aptly described as reactionary. American conservatism at its core is quite reactionary and this is especially true in the age of Trump.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:05:05pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:12:19pm

re: #34 Dread Pirate

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No, this is what happens when you have a reality TV star in charge whose VD-addled brain can’t focus on more than one issue at a time. Since he’s spent the last three months tweeting and holding rallies in an effort to push back against negative impeachment press, all the work that would normally be part of things like daily security briefings are instead pushed off onto underlings who can’t take real action without worry that he’ll shit-can their asses if it all goes south.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:12:23pm

re: #34 Dread Pirate

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But he likes having acting secretaries.// Seriously this situation is complex already if you are intellectually curious. It’s even worse if you’re a clown like Trump who thinks he alone has the answers.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:13:05pm

re: #35 Targetpractice

No, this is what happens when you have a reality TV star in charge whose VD-addled brain can’t focus on more than one issue at a time. Since he’s spent the last three months tweeting and holding rallies in an effort to push back against negative impeachment press, all the work that would normally be part of things like daily security briefings are instead pushed off onto underlings who can’t take real action without worry that he’ll shit-can their asses if it all goes south.

Know nothing President describes Trump so well imo.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:15:21pm

In keeping with the running theme of the rise of fascism in America, Hair Furor continues to demonstrate just why it’s absolute lunacy to concentrate an entire country’s decision-making powers into the hands of a man whose grasp on reality is fleeting at best.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:16:23pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:19:16pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

Two very sweet dogs. :)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:30:29pm

Already looking forward to Christmas 2020. The new tree topper should really get Santa’s attention.

Hallmark Death Star tree topper

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Dread Pirate  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:31:40pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:32:15pm

re: #42 Dread Pirate

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I want to go to orangutan school!

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:32:43pm

re: #43 HappyWarrior

And so say all of us.

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:34:11pm

re: #44 jaunte

So say we all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:36:29pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:37:02pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:40:57pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

And because of these past remarks by Trump, the wingnut response…will be to blame Obama for Iran being in the position where is can influence Iraqis to attack our embassy. And that Trump is an amazing leader because the security reforms and measures implemented by Obama prevented any casualties at the embassy despite protestors breaking down the gates and setting fires while embassy staff cowered in a panic room.

the wingnut response will be “so what?”

we are so far past pointing out the hypocrisy, ‘flip flops’, 180’s, and outright lies that it’s pretty much a waste of time exercise except for helping us retain our own sanity in remembering that, yes they really said these things.

they dont care
they dont care what they said yesterday
they dont care what they once said about any democrat who did or didnt do what they didnt or did want them to do
they won’t care what they tell any democrat to do or not do today
they dont care

they are brazen, craven, shameless and without conscience in this

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:41:20pm

oh…

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:42:25pm

re: #47 Barefoot Grin

I do not let the neighborhood cats inside my house. I have enough problems I do not need any more bug/critter problems.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:43:14pm

re: #48 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

the wingnut response will be “so what?”

we are so far past pointing out the hypocrisy, ‘flip flops’, 180’s, and outright lies that it’s pretty much a waste of time exercise except for helping us retain our own sanity in remembering that, yes they really said these things.

they dont care
they dont care what they said yesterday
they dont care what they once said about any democrat who did or didnt do what they didnt or did want them to do
they won’t care what they tell any democrat to do or not do today
they dont care

they are brazen, craven, shameless and without conscience in this

He triggerz da libs. That’s all they care about. They’re not interested in governance.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:44:45pm

re: #18 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Wait … (furiosly scribbles on back of envelope)

… that adds up to something like $118 million for Democrats,

vs. $46 for Trump?

How the fuck (other than total journalistic malpractice) is this being spun as “Trump is outraising the feeble Dems! Victory is assured for the Dear Leader!”

because 46 is bigger than each of the other numbers //

didnt you understand there would be no math?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:48:48pm

Wanna-be intellectual:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:50:53pm

May I kindly suggest to the DNC that they have a Biden-Bernie problem?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:51:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:52:14pm

re: #53 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Wanna-be intellectual:

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If Ben Shapiro says something worthwhile and he doesn’t rely on his cult of personality to RT it, did Ben destroy himself? Ben Shapiro is a mediocre mind who would never actually make it in public life but he does great in the right wing echo sphere he’s lived in since he was a teenager cheerleading for wars he would never fight.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:52:58pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

May I kindly suggest to the DNC that they have a Biden-Bernie problem?

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The DNC has an old white man problem for sure.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:53:29pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

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Pedants ruin everything.

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:53:43pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

The DNC world has an old white man problem for sure.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:54:32pm

re: #59 lawhawk

Very true.

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:55:08pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:55:37pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

May I kindly suggest to the DNC that they have a Biden-Bernie problem?

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6 months ago, the Dems had one of the largest and most diverse fields in the party’s history.

6 months later, the front-runners are three white men and a white woman who is subject to scrutiny and criticism that her male colleagues rarely face.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:56:29pm
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unproven innocence  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:57:37pm

In the video, at 1m20s, DT says “…when I took over the United States, Iran was a real threat.”

If it talks like a ducktater…

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garzooma  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:57:51pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

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xkcd has a comment on this

Basically, decades aren’t numbered like centuries, so the confusion around the start of a century doesn’t apply. The decades work like any other number. If someone’s approval rating was 40%, you wouldn’t say it’s “in the thirties”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:59:31pm

re: #62 Targetpractice

Perhaps the lower tier will rally around Warren.

I’ve never been too fond of her, not that she’s bad, but I think she will discover real soon that Hillary’s problem was mostly about being female in a culture that still wants patriarchy.

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 12:59:41pm

re: #63 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Don’t tell me that you’re getting all wibbly wobbly timey wimey… /

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:00:35pm

re: #66 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Perhaps the lower tier will rally around Warren.

I’ve never been too fond of her, not that she’s bad, but I think she will discover real soon that Hillary’s problem was mostly about being female in a culture that still wants patriarchy.

I wish she had more FP interest. I admire her dedication to domestic reform but we need foreign policy reform too.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:01:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:03:12pm

re: #64 unproven innocence

In the video, at 1m20s, DT says “…when I took over the United States, Iran was a real threat.”

If it talks like a ducktater…

His best words.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:03:24pm

re: #66 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Perhaps the lower tier will rally around Warren.

I’ve never been too fond of her, not that she’s bad, but I think she will discover real soon that Hillary’s problem was mostly about being female in a culture that still wants patriarchy.

My support for her largely is because she’s the only one who can really seem to thread the needle, pushing a progressive platform without being a caricature of what such a candidate looks like. *couBerniegh*

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:05:46pm

re: #67 lawhawk

Don’t tell me that you’re getting all wibbly wobbly timey wimey… /

It might seem pedantic of me… but space-time exists whether or not we want to believe it does.

Calendars though area really interesting, culturally. They are about dominance. This is why in some cultures calendars are set by the life of the ruler.

The Gregorian calendar is a leftover from when RC hierarchy were the big players in Europe. Even other people , such as your Jewish calendar, have to play second fiddle to it, because of cultural dominance.

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Belafon  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:06:39pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

May I kindly suggest to the DNC that they have a Biden-Bernie problem?

I could go with they got treated unfairly for being minority candidates, but I think it’s a stretch to say they got punished for criticizing Biden, especially since one of Biden’s biggest support groups is African Americans. What other candidates are failing to do, with the possibile exception of Warren, is prove that are just as electable as Biden.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:07:53pm

re: #73 Belafon

Yet the perception by some is that people of color have been excluded.

And this matters.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:08:32pm

Open in another tab as the calendar discussion is going on:

‘Not A Drop!’ Seven Decades Of Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters rferl.org

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:08:38pm

re: #72 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It might seem pedantic of me… but space-time exists whether or not we want to believe it does.

Calendars though area really interesting, culturally. They are about dominance. This is why in some cultures calendars are set by the life of the ruler.

The Gregorian calendar is a leftover from when RC hierarchy were the big players in Europe. Even other people , such as your Jewish calendar, have to play second fiddle to it, because of cultural dominance.

My old boss was Iranian. Iirc he told me that their calendar begins with spring. I liked that. But yeah so much our culture is informed by Christian conceptions of things. Which is why you have to laugh when you hear that they’re persecuted.

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austin_blue  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:08:44pm

re: #71 Targetpractice

My support for her largely is because she’s the only one who can really seem to thread the needle, pushing a progressive platform without being a caricature of what such a candidate looks like. *couBerniegh*

Agreed.

Oh, and a Happy New Year to all.

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Belafon  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:09:08pm

re: #69 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s the year 4,501,203,120.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:10:41pm

re: #78 Belafon

It’s the year 4,501,203,120.

4,501,203, 114 was pretty good despite the GOP taking the Senate.

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Targetpractice  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:11:12pm

re: #73 Belafon

I could go with they got treated unfairly for being minority candidates, but I think it’s a stretch to say they got punished for criticizing Biden, especially since one of Biden’s biggest support groups is African Americans. What other candidates are failing to do, with the possibile exception of Warren, is prove that are just as electable as Biden.

“Electibility” will be the death of this country.

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:11:32pm

re: #72 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We were here first, damnit. China too.

But yeah, picking a calendar everyone can synchronize to for trade/travel means adopting the CE calendar and all of its foibles and follies.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:12:29pm

re: #80 Targetpractice

“Electibility” will be the death of this country.

It’s ironic to me seeing Sanders’ supporters use it. Forget electable, I want someone who can preside.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:16:34pm

The failure of the current Democratic candidates, to find a way to keep the angst that Trump has caused among many groups from spilling over into blaming the Democrats, is starting to tell.

We can blame the both-siderism of the “media”, but it is the responsibility of the candidates to control their own narratives.

And the irony is, one person who has tried to discuss this problem of Trump poisoning the well, Buttigieg, is one of those who is now some sort of “Republican” (which he most definitely is not), in the view of the pipe-bomb throwers on social media.

The problem with “progressives” as a label is that it is easy to adopt but if all that means is adopting a type of radicalism where no one is ever pure enough, then we are in trouble.

There is a lot to be said about a candidate who can simply get a few things done. Not everything. Not perfectly. Just who can get some of the important things done.

Yet I hope that we can find candidates who can articulate that our communal well-being is at stake, and that very issue is the number one issue to tackle. We have to build a society that can withstand the ups and downs.

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sagehen  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:16:42pm

re: #63 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

But calendars… yes, they are a social construct.

Do we want to stick with the Gregorian calendar?

whippersnapper.

Today is Tevet 5, in the year 5780.

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Belafon  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:17:34pm
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sagehen  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:21:15pm

re: #85 Belafon

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In Connie Willis’ Blackout, the troublemaker child had parrots that did the air raid and all clear sirens.

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:22:19pm

re: #86 sagehen

Hunger Games and the jabber jays.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:23:30pm

re: #83 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The failure of the current Democratic candidates, to find a way to keep the angst that Trump has caused among many groups from spilling over into blaming the Democrats, is starting to tell.

We can blame the both-siderism of the “media”, but it is the responsibility of the candidates to control their own narratives.

And the irony is, one person who has tried to discuss this problem of Trump poisoning the well, Buttigieg, is one of those who is now some sort of “Republican” (which he most definitely is not), in the view of the pipe-bomb throwers on social media.

The problem with “progressives” as a label is that it is easy to adopt but if all that means is adopting a type of radicalism where no one is ever pure enough, then we are in trouble.

There is a lot to be said about a candidate who can simply get a few things done. Not everything. Not perfectly. Just who can get some of the important things done.

Yet I hope that we can find candidates who can articulate that our communal well-being is at stake, and that very issue is the number one issue to tackle. We have to build a society that can withstand the ups and downs.

I agree and I don’t even like Pete that much at this point. The problem is yes the purity shit. There was that article the other day about how some young progressives are mad at Pete for “stealing” their thunder. The fact is Millennials are a diverse ideological group. The ones that embraced Sanders and Trump got all the attention but there’s a lot of us who are actually seeking our own paths. As I’ve often said, I have it with economic ideologues. I don’t care if it’s on the capitalist or socialist end of things. Economic absolutionism is harmful. I could die a happy man without ever seeing a meme again that acts like if we just adapted Scandinavia’s programs, we would be fine and I would do just as fine without another yay capitalism is the best thing ever meme because it’s all bullshit.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:25:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:27:11pm

re: #89 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Neoliberal is a word I could go without hearing ever again. It’s one of those words that has meaning but people with agendas twist it. As I said, I’ve had it with both the socialist and capitalist fanbois. Stop fucking acting like economics has to be one thing or another.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:29:02pm

The year is 2020 and we all should be seeing clearly now….

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Decatur Deb  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:30:32pm

re: #59 lawhawk

The DNC world has an old white man problem for sure.

So old white male suicide can be seen as an act of social responsibility?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:33:48pm

re: #3 Ace Rothstein

Of course, Trump is too stupid and ignorant of history to even know why they yell “Death to America.”

Because they hate our Freedoms.

/

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Dread Pirate  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:33:54pm
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austin_blue  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:34:32pm

re: #92 Decatur Deb

So old white male suicide can be seen as an act of social responsibility?

Well, present company excluded.

;-)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:34:58pm

re: #94 Dread Pirate

She’s another one that I think got hurt by sexism. I’m sorry but the mean boss Amy stories were crap. You didn’t see that crap directed at Sanders and I’ve seen Sanders act like much more of an asshole to voters than Amy ever has.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:36:16pm

re: #95 austin_blue

Well, present company excluded.

;-)

I don’t want old white males to die. I just want them to realize that we’re not going to take you seriously just because you’re an old white male. Trump for example. Why the hell should I take him seriously about anything? Meanwhile there are PoC who get talked down who are quite credible.

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austin_blue  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:37:53pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

I don’t want old white males to die. I just want them to realize that we’re not going to take you seriously just because you’re an old white male. Trump for example. Why the hell should I take him seriously about anything? Meanwhile there are PoC who get talked down who are quite credible.

As an older WM, I agree completely.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:41:06pm

re: #98 austin_blue

As an older WM, I agree completely.

I mean I get why older people get frustrated with the Ok Boomer stuff which frankly I think is stupid and juvenile but it’s like “Okay old man, things are a little different now, just acknowledge that.” And likewise I think the Millennials could be better too lest it appear I’m just shitting on old white people.

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Belafon  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:43:28pm

re: #99 HappyWarrior

I mean I get why older people get frustrated with the Ok Boomer stuff which frankly I think is stupid and juvenile but it’s like “Okay old man, things are a little different now, just acknowledge that.” And likewise I think the Millennials could be better too lest it appear I’m just shitting on old white people.

“OK, Boomer” was the result of an older person talking down to a younger person and the only thing she could do to get him to shut up was to shock him. It’s a completely understandable show of frustration, especially when the older person obviously doesn’t care what is going to happen after he dies.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:45:26pm

re: #100 Belafon

“OK, Boomer” was the result of an older person talking down to a younger person and the only thing she could do to get him to shut up was to shock him. It’s a completely understandable show of frustration, especially when the older person obviously doesn’t care what is going to happen after he dies.

I know man but I get tired of the Millennials who act like all our current societal problems are Boomers’ fault. That’s complete shit. Some of the most toxic people in this WH are close to my age. Stephen Miller is closer to being my age than I am to my closest sibling in age. A lot of times I wish Boomers would STFU about participation trophies and avocado toast but a lot of times I wish Millennials would stfu about how the Boomers didn’t do anything to improve society either. You’re getting this from a rock solid and proud Millennial but we’re not without our own problems.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:45:50pm
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austin_blue  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:46:18pm

re: #99 HappyWarrior

I mean I get why older people get frustrated with the Ok Boomer stuff which frankly I think is stupid and juvenile but it’s like “Okay old man, things are a little different now, just acknowledge that.” And likewise I think the Millennials could be better too lest it appear I’m just shitting on old white people.

I am okay with “OK, Boomer.”

I am a Boomer. We said the same thing about our elders when I was younger. Every generation does it. Why shouldn’t you?

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BeachDem  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:46:51pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

The year is 2020 and we all should be seeing clearly now….

Particularly in hindsight.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:46:58pm

As an older white male, I can tell looking back on my life that some doors were open for me that may not have been opened for others.

Still, the dominating factor has been social status, starting from infancy.

Problematically, for American politics, we have an aging top level of politicians who are out of touch with a great many Americans.

Still, I am first of all worried about the well-poisoners. This is why I dislike Bernie, because he has done exactly what I noted in that tweet, being like Ron Paul, in that he has found a way to exploit frustration but without making unity or bringing real change.

Bernie is to the Democratic party what vulture capital extraction has been to old American companies. He has taken glory (adoration) but not added anything real (as in real change.)

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:47:01pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I hope our side isn’t gearing up to beating up on our front runner in the primaries to the point where he is irreparably damaged in the general election. Many Biden supporters are people of color — particularly older Blacks. Can we please focus on kicking Trump out? Please?!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:47:54pm

re: #83 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The failure of the current Democratic candidates, to find a way to keep the angst that Trump has caused among many groups from spilling over into blaming the Democrats, is starting to tell.

The GOP has no primary battle to distract them from permanently ratfucking the Dems and the media are more than happy to play along.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:49:02pm

re: #103 austin_blue

I am okay with “OK, Boomer.”

I am a Boomer. We said the same thing about our elders when I was younger. Every generation does it. Why shouldn’t you?

I’m okay with “Ok, Boomer,”, I’m not okay with revising history that acts like the Boomers alone are responsible for societal problems. I’m also not okay with people who talk about how they want change and then vote at a terrible rate. You want change? Get off your ass and stop RTing memes about how better you are. It’s a bunch of bullshit on both sides of the age divide. Whether it’s idiotic boomers whining about the participation trophies that millennials never really cared about or Millennial acting like Boomers ruin everything.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:50:17pm

re: #85 Belafon

That’s so sad. Sigh.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:51:06pm

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

May I kindly suggest to the DNC that they have a Biden-Bernie problem?

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maybe i missed something. i often do
how were they ‘punished’?
by not attracting enough supporters?
or by some official party mechanism?

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:51:09pm

A bit of good news….

After dragging his feet for months, he’s finally enacting a partial ban on flavored vaping products - but not for open tank systems.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:51:24pm

This is awesome: A Muslim tween girl who shreds metal:

🎵 Metallica - Master of Puppets | Mel cover

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BeachDem  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:52:28pm

re: #94 Dread Pirate

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In just 26 days, John Delaney will have been in the race for TWO AND A HALF YEARS (declared July 28, 2017) and remains at <1%.

Says he has the money to stay in indefinitely and claims it shows his “endurance.” I can think of several other words that better describe his idiocy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:52:36pm

re: #105 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As an older white male, I can tell looking back on my life that some doors were open for me that may not have been opened for others.

Still, the dominating factor has been social status, starting from infancy.

Problematically, for American politics, we have an aging top level of politicians who are out of touch with a great many Americans.

Still, I am first of all worried about the well-poisoners. This is why I dislike Bernie, because he has done exactly what I noted in that tweet, being like Ron Paul, in that he has found a way to exploit frustration but without making unity or bringing real change.

Bernie is to the Democratic party what vulture capital extraction has been to old American companies. He has taken glory (adoration) but not added anything real (as in real change.)

What I don’t like are old men like Bernie and Ron Paul who frame themselves as our only saviors. Bernie is nothing but a socialist version of Ron Paul and it’s not a surprise at all to me to see the same people who embraced Ron Paul embrace Bernie. Neither of those two guys has any understanding or at least communicating any understanding of what a President actually does to their supporters. As I said, forget electable, give me presiding. I agree with myself more than anyone else and I’m one of the last people I want to be President. We should be realizing that most of our candidates share a basic philosophy and we should be looking at which of them would do the best with the tasks a President faces. Who will appoint qualified yet thoughtful judges? Who will have a foreign policy based in reason that includes our allies? Who will be able to give comfort to people impacted by tragedy?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:53:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:53:52pm

re: #112 Dr. Matt

This is awesome: A Muslim tween girl who shreds metal:

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And I bet the usual suspects will be enraged instead of embracing her. They probably won’t be able to tell what bothers them most about her covering Metallica. Being a girl or Muslim.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:55:04pm

re: #117 HappyWarrior

And I bet the usual suspects will be enraged instead of embracing her. They probably won’t be able to tell what bothers them most about her covering Metallica. Being a girl or Muslim.

All of the above.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:55:40pm

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It wasn’t Democrats that think like Bernie that flipped the House back. I like the Squad a much as anyone but they’re not hte only ones. A Democrat was winning that seat regardless. Props to AOC for running, I have mad respect for that but at the same time though, the men and women including my own Congresswoman who flipped districts never ever get brought up by Bernie even though they’re why we were able to impeach Trump last month and why Pelosi has passed so much legislation that unfortunately McConnell has grim reapered.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 1:56:42pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:00:24pm

All proceeds must go to the grift

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lawhawk  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:00:26pm

re: #114 BeachDem

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austin_blue  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:00:32pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“The Nile runs dry” is a phrase that needs no Scare Quotes.

It is a terrifying thing to even consider. That’s how wars start.

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William Lewis  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:01:27pm

re: #117 HappyWarrior

Yes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:03:20pm

You can see the large area of haze from the satellite composite:

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BeachDem  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:03:32pm

re: #111 lawhawk

A bit of good news….

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After dragging his feet for months, he’s finally enacting a partial ban on flavored vaping products - but not for open tank systems.

Mixed at best

The administration plans to announce this week that it will ban an array of flavored ­e-cigarette pods — closed cartridges that contain vaping liquids and have been embraced by teens. But it will spare e-liquids for “open tank” products that typically are sold by vape shops and are more commonly used by adults, according to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to describe internal deliberations.

The targeted flavors will include fruity and minty cartridges but not menthol — a significant retreat from an earlier proposal — and tobacco ones.

washingtonpost.com

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Dread Pirate  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:04:21pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:07:29pm

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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sagehen  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:13:56pm

re: #108 HappyWarrior

I’m okay with “Ok, Boomer,”, I’m not okay with revising history that acts like the Boomers alone are responsible for societal problems.

I don’t think they alone are responsible for societal problems… but they’re so fucking blind about so many things.

“I worked my way through college, paid my own way and graduated debt-free… why can’t you?!?”

Maybe because when boomers were college age, a 10 week minimum-wage summer jobs made enough money to cover a year’s tuition at a State University?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:17:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:17:48pm

re: #129 sagehen

I don’t think they alone are responsible for societal problems… but they’re so fucking blind about so many things.

“I worked my way through college, paid my own way and graduate debt-free… why can’t you?!?”

Maybe because when boomers were college age, a 10 week minimum-wage summer jobs made enough money to cover a year’s tuition at a State University?

No argument there at all. I just think blaming Boomers alone for Trumpism is foolish.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:18:00pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lovely.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:24:17pm

All right later guys.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:36:15pm

tax software sucks
online banking apps are fickle and suck
all tech sucks

i need bourbon
now

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retired cynic  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:38:10pm

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makeitstop  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:38:34pm

What fresh hell…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 2, 2020 • 2:39:31pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My asshole Senators Crapo and Simpson sign off on that brief.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:12:04pm

If Joe Biden becomes the Democratic nominee he better make a damn good VP pick.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:17:20pm

re: #138 Eclectic Cyborg

If Joe Biden becomes the Democratic nominee he better make a damn good VP pick.

Damn straight. Elizabeth Warren would be my choice with Kamala Harris as A.G. and Julián Castro for HHS Secretary.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:22:23pm

re: #117 HappyWarrior

And I bet the usual suspects will be enraged instead of embracing her. They probably won’t be able to tell what bothers them most about her covering Metallica. Being a girl or Muslim.

Yes to both.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:23:04pm

re: #140 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Yes to both.

Plus those annoyed that she is covering Metallica.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:24:02pm

Former prosecutor Adam Schiff I think has a strong sense of “don’t ask questions to which you don’t know the answers”; all along I think he’s had a pretty good idea of the magnitude of corruption in Trump World.

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BigPapa  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:24:11pm

On NY Day I hung with mom and we talked story. Turns out she had an abortion when she was 21, in 1964. I asked what happened leading up to and her decision vector, how she went about it. Abortion was illegal in CA Bay Area then so she had to pay ‘a guy’ $400 to use some kind of soap to wash up inside her until the fetus was expulsed. Then she went to Kaiser for her legal health care to make sure The Guy didn’t mess her up. Totally whacked out.

Women died over this shit, and some got maimed or had complications. Fuck that.

But I did find out my grandma got a degree at UC Berkeley. All she needed was one further credential and she would have been a school teacher. But she got married and Grandpa wanted some kids.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:26:22pm

Dr. Phil pretends to be sane on teevee, but his house differs.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:28:44pm

Why?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:29:51pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:30:25pm

re: #144 jaunte

Who d doesn’t need a bar in their foyer?

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steve_davis  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:30:54pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

All proceeds must go to the grift

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who the hell is marianne williamson?

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:31:04pm

re: #147 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Triffids Descending A Staircase

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:31:06pm

re: #145 jaunte

Someone needs slidy-feet on their pool table legs.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:32:19pm

re: #150 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Someone needs slide- feet on their pool table legs.

Not to mention, why do you keep shifting your pool table?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:37:25pm

YEA!

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William Lewis  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:37:41pm

re: #145 jaunte

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The guns are eh to me. I’ve seen far worse piles on display. No, the regal attitude in this pool table and room tell you more about his psyche than anything else and it’s not a sane person’s pool room.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:40:08pm

my mom in law is part of a memoir writing class. I told her this story when we were up for the holiday and she asked me to write it down.

a quick read and not quite page/post worthy so behind the privates for length.

The Sears Stove Saga:

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:40:23pm

re: #153 William Lewis

Yes, I’ve seen bigger gun collections. Putting them on the dining room wall is a little odd, though. None of those rooms look scaled or designed to be comfortable to sit in, which presumably should be easy on a multi-million dollar budget.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:40:53pm

re: #148 steve_davis

who the hell is marianne williamson?

If the question is not rhetorical she is a New Age Spiritualist who was an announced Democratic Presidential candidate. Even took part in a few of the debates.

Her Wikipedia entry covers her background and some of the areas where she is controversial.

(I am being neutral here since in general I don’t care about her, never cared about her as a potential candidate, and have generally not thought her worth expending brain power or time studying about her or her potential as a candidate. In short, she never really made it onto my radar in the first place.)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:41:27pm

re: #152 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

YEA!

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You should have bought those Kangaroo Cookies when you had the chance.
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:42:47pm

re: #149 jaunte

Triffids Descending A Staircase

excellent duchamp ref!

the first think i ever sketched in art class way back in like 72 or so

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:43:35pm

re: #155 jaunte

Yes, I’ve seen bigger gun collections. Putting them on the dining room wall is a little odd, though. None of those rooms look scaled or designed to be comfortable to sit in, which presumably should be easy on a multi-million dollar budget.

It’s designed for ostentatious display and not for comfort. Comfortable rooms are places like studies that are cozy and close, or open and airy like a nicely shaded arbor or garden.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:50:00pm

re: #159 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

“Admire my baby blue pool table with lion legs!”

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danarchy  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:53:39pm

re: #153 William Lewis

The guns are eh to me. I’ve seen far worse piles on display. No, the regal attitude in this pool table and room tell you more about his psyche than anything else and it’s not a sane person’s pool room.

Well, he is also married, so there is also the question of how much of that is him and how much is just “Yes dear.”

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retired cynic  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:55:26pm

re: #154 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Page it!

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Teddy's Person  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:56:55pm
If Biden wins the nomination can he unite the party by picking Bernie Sanders as VP?

I read this on another forum and threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:57:43pm

re: #153 William Lewis

The guns are eh to me. I’ve seen far worse piles on display. No, the regal attitude in this pool table and room tell you more about his psyche than anything else and it’s not a sane person’s pool room.

Agreed. What’s with the weird fucking tentacle things all over the damn place? That’s supposed to look chic and/or trendy?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:57:51pm

re: #145 jaunte

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Wasn’t that in a Showcase on The Price Is Right?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:58:26pm
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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:59:05pm

re: #165 Joe Bacon 🌹

I do not know!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 2, 2020 • 3:59:52pm

re: #148 steve_davis

who the hell is marianne williamson?

She’s a crook plain and simple. I had multiple run ins with her in the 80s at the start of the HIV holocaust when she was fleecing victims for their money, telling them to not use AZT and instead use her “energized oils” and crystals!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:00:36pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:01:12pm

re: #169 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Lucky gator.

:P

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:03:14pm

re: #144 jaunte

Dr. Phil pretends to be sane on teevee, but his house differs.

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Someone should rent it to use in a sequel to “Knives Out.” “This time it’s set in Benoit Blanc’s own backyard of some unidentifiable but vaguely familiar part of the American deep south: ‘Antlers, Guns, and Pool Cues Out’.”

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:05:07pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:09:52pm

re: #147 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Who d doesn’t need a bar in their foyer?

Hey now…

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:10:07pm

Wondering if I should print this out and read it over and over really loud in the local Market Basket tomorrow, say, mid-morning….

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Jay C  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:10:16pm

re: #160 jaunte

“Admire my baby blue pool table with lion legs!”

TBH, that pool table, IMO is the only good thing about that house: except for the color: Jeeezus, baby blue? I’d love that table, but the first thing I’d do is to get somebody to strip and repaint it some properly innocuous color: hell, I’d do it myself with a can of brown spray-paint.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:10:45pm

re: #154 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

my mom in law is part of a memoir writing class. I told her this story when we were up for the holiday and she asked me to write it down.

a quick read and not quite page/post worthy so behind the privates for length.

The Sears Stove Saga:

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mrs dm just drew this:

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stpaulbear  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:10:48pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

The year is 2020 and we all should be seeing clearly now….

I just picked up my new glasses today (well, old frames, new lenses). A big improvement over 20/19 vision.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:11:08pm

re: #162 retired cynic

Page it!

ok ok

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:11:29pm

re: #175 Jay C

TBH, that pool table, IMO is the only good thing about that house: except for the color: Jeeezus, baby blue? I’d love that table, but the first thing I’d do is to get somebody to strip and repaint it some properly innocuous color: hell, I’d do it myself with a can of brown spray-paint.

Ask Johnny Bench which is best!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:12:26pm

Dragged my fat ass out for the first road ride of 2020! 27 miles. Because it’s been dry for the last few days, I rode the Ritchey Road Logic that I upgraded from 1992 technology to 2004 technology.

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Jay C  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:12:45pm

re: #172 jaunte

Lying, brazenly, when there are receipts to prove you are lying is not what you are taught in law school.

I’m sure: it’s something they’ve had to learn on the job - at the Trump DoJ…….

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:13:34pm

re: #162 retired cynic

Page it!

done

The Sears Stove Saga —————->>>>>>>>

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:14:37pm

re: #154 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

my mom in law is part of a memoir writing class. I told her this story when we were up for the holiday and she asked me to write it down.

a quick read and not quite page/post worthy so behind the privates for length.

The Sears Stove Saga:

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:15:13pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

In keeping with the running theme of the rise of fascism in America, Hair Furor continues to demonstrate just why it’s absolute lunacy to concentrate an entire country’s decision-making powers into the hands of a man whose grasp on reality is fleeting at best.

It’s absolute lunacy to concentrate an entire country’s decision-making powers into the hands of a single person REGARDLESS of their intellect — a competent Trump would be far more dangerous and effective at leading to the rise of fascism and destruction of democracy.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:15:56pm

re: #182 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

done

The Sears Stove Saga —————->>>>>>>>

The depressing thing is I remember Sears used to service what they install and their warehouses kept replacement parts for everything.

They did a complete remodeling of our kitchen, building cabinets and installing Sears appliances. But thanks to Fast Fuck Eddie those days are gone.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:16:10pm

re: #154 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

my mom in law is part of a memoir writing class. I told her this story when we were up for the holiday and she asked me to write it down.

a quick read and not quite page/post worthy so behind the privates for length.

The Sears Stove Saga:

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Ewwww….

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:19:26pm

re: #185 Joe Bacon 🌹

The depressing thing is I remember Sears used to service what they install and their warehouses kept replacement parts for everything.

They did a complete remodeling of our kitchen, building cabinets and installing Sears appliances. But thanks to Fast Fuck Eddie those days are gone.

I quit giving Sears any of my business back in the early 2000s.

I bought a bike rack for my Saturn and then tried to return it due to the fact that it was missing parts and also had a necessary hole drilled in a bracket more than a 1/2” from where it had to be to fit a bolt. And the store gave me a considerable hassle about returning it, even though I had the receipt. (It probably did not help that I was spitting mad at the time about the poor quality control of the product.)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:24:42pm

re: #185 Joe Bacon 🌹

The depressing thing is I remember Sears used to service what they install and their warehouses kept replacement parts for everything.

They did a complete remodeling of our kitchen, building cabinets and installing Sears appliances. But thanks to Fast Fuck Eddie those days are gone.

They used to ship whole houses long before IKEA was a teardrop in the eye of a customer trying to follow directions.

I think their demise is linked to the rise of the suburban mall. Poorly lit, badly planned—it had to go once the internet hit if they didn’t change; and they couldn’t because they were attached to early-morning indoor walking spaces for elders. I’m not sure how Kohls survives.

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William Lewis  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:26:31pm

Anyone need a high tech die roller for their RPG night?

Here You go: Roll The Bones Chernobyl Style!

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:28:08pm

re: #188 Barefoot Grin

They used to ship whole houses

A friend of mine lives near downtown Houston in one of those, one of several on his street. I think he mentioned it cost $10,000 originally, and came as a kit of parts.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:28:10pm

re: #183 The Pie Overlord!

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Totally forgot
I’ll add one to the newly posted page after dinner
( And a quick clean up) ;-)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:29:06pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

My old boss was Iranian. Iirc he told me that their calendar begins with spring. I liked that. But yeah so much our culture is informed by Christian conceptions of things. Which is why you have to laugh when you hear that they’re persecuted.

The calendar start year may have been set by Christian conceptions but the 12 month calendar is inherited from the Roman Empire. And I have no doubt that some time in the future the start year will be reset again, assuming we haven’t destroyed civilization in the interim.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:33:53pm

re: #192 Hecuba’s daughter

The calendar start year may have been set by Christian conceptions but the 12 month calendar is inherited from the Roman Empire. And I have no doubt that some time in the future the start year will be reset again, assuming we haven’t destroyed civilization in the interim.

Yep, the old-school Julian calendar (thanks Caesar!) which was improved for the leap year by… Pope Gregory XIII.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:34:37pm

Oh my!

A former Senate candidate for Florida who headlined the infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and inspired its slogans, has been arrested by police on a number of charges.

The Miami Herald reported that Augustus Sol Invictus, born Austin Gilespie, 36, had been under surveillance since Christmas Day after South Carolina authorities told Florida officials he may be in the area.

He was arrested at a mall in Melbourne, Florida as he left a gym by officers from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

He faces charges of “high and aggravated” domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, according to his arrest affidavit. His address was listed as Ocala, Florida and jail records described him as an “out of state fugitive,” the Associated Press reported.

newsweek.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:35:09pm

re: #189 William Lewis

Anyone need a high tech die roller for their RPG night?

Here You go: Roll The Bones Chernobyl Style!

Entropy generators are absolutely fascinating to study. I saw the lava lamps one earlier and was instantly hooked.

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gocart mozart  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:35:27pm
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A Cranky One  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:43:37pm

re: #190 jaunte

A friend of mine lives near downtown Houston in one of those, one of several on his street. I think he mentioned it cost $10,000 originally, and came as a kit of parts.

There’s a Craftsman house one door away from me. Shipped as parts many years ago.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:43:53pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:47:02pm

re: #197 A Cranky One

There’s a Craftsman house one door away from me. Shipped as parts many years ago.

There are a lot of them in the area of Los Angeles where I live. Beautiful Craftsman homes!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:48:12pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is so sad. My late husband traveled there a few years before we met and two of his photos of the Fall grace our walls. They were so magnificent.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:50:22pm

Also, there used to be a super-tall building in Chicago that we went to as teenagers (because at my age the John Hancock building was the tallest when I was young). I think it was named after a certain retailer.

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retired cynic  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:53:28pm

re: #201 Barefoot Grin

Also, there used to be a super-tall building in Chicago that we went to as teenagers (because at my age the John Hancock building was the tallest when I was young). I think it was named after a certain retailer.

It was, indeed.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:56:38pm

re: #201 Barefoot Grin

I went up to the observation floor there one windy day. Waaahooooo!!

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2020 • 4:57:56pm
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Jay C  Jan 2, 2020 • 5:04:26pm

re: #192 Hecuba’s daughter

The calendar start year may have been set by Christian conceptions but the 12 month calendar is inherited from the Roman Empire. And I have no doubt that some time in the future the start year will be reset again, assuming we haven’t destroyed civilization in the interim.

Actually, the start of the Christian (or Common) Era was retro-calculated in the early 6th Century AD/CE on a lunar/astronomical basis (and is likely “off” by a few years either way vis-a-vis the actual life of Jesus - of whom, pace the New Testament, little hard historical data exists). However, it’s become so fixed as a historical reference system, even if as a backup in non-Christian countries/societies, that it’s hard to see a “reset” - a la the French Revolutionary Calendar - taking hold.

Fun factoid: when I worked for a British couple, I was always curious why their (UK) fiscal tax year ran from April 6 to April 5. They just assumed it had “always” been done that way, and never questioned it. Much later, I read that it was a relic of the old English custom where the “calendar” year began on Lady Day (Annunciation, Mar. 25): but that the April 5 end date was set to accommodate the shift from Julian to Gregorian dates in 1753 (eleven days).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2020 • 5:22:06pm

re: #176 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

mrs dm just drew this:

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is that an unnecessary bulge or is the stove just really glad to see you?

I’ll show myself out…


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