A Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Piece by Gints Smukais to Demonstrate an Amazing New Device: “Dot”

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A curious piece of music from Gints’s upcoming album “Thaw”. (2020)
“Dot” trans. (LV-ENG): “To Give”

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mmmirele  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:32:54am

This is serious. Southern California has a significant concentration of Iranians, between 300,000 and half a million people. Some of my college co-op buddies ended up in SoCal decades ago and they became citizens.

Apparently there was an Iranian concert just over the border in Canada and a lot of Iranian US citizens and residents are returning to being harassed by CBP.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:33:41am

How do say “Manzanar” in Farsi?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:50:34am

re: #1 mmmirele

Steven Miller implements more of his racist fantasies!

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:50:52am

re: #1 mmmirele

A truly macabre bit of irony is that more than quite of few of these detained Iranians (especially the older generations) probably voted for Trump.

It never ceases to amaze me that white male supremacist enablers like these and (many others) never pause to think they too will eventually be included within the unclean, unwashed Subhuman heathens.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:51:36am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:51:45am

re: #4 Florida Panhandler

A truly macabre bit of irony is that more than quite of few of these detained Iranians (especially the older generations) probably voted for Trump.

It never ceases to amaze me that white male supremacist enablers like these and (many others) never pause to think they too will eventually be included within the unclean, unwashed Subhuman heathens.

Just like the Chaldeans who voted for the Spastic Spinchter!

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:53:42am

Just as a followup to downstairs…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:54:10am
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Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:54:30am

re: #1 mmmirele

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Man, with all this de-escalation, we’ll have to re-escalate again just so we can get back to zero after de-escalating so much!! /////

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 11:59:14am

Meanwhile thousands of Pulpit Pimps are beating plowshares into swords…

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:00:39pm

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile thousands of Pulpit Pimps are beating plowshares into swords…

“Onward, Christian soldiers…”

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marcusgorillius  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:03:25pm

We should try to get some Iraqi and Iranian people elected to the senate. At least they have balls enough to stand up to Trump.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:09:46pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:10:47pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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Just as soon as Miller can get somebody from legal to come up with a half-assed “The President can do whatever the fuck he likes” excuse.

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:10:50pm

re: #7 William Lewis

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:15:12pm
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Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:15:17pm

re: #14 Targetpractice

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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Just as soon as Miller can get somebody from legal to come up with a half-assed “The President can do whatever the fuck he likes” excuse.

Gee, and here we all thought (i.e. were told by “pundits”) that Iraqi-Americans (especially if Christian) and Iranian-Americans (especially if Jewish) were all solid backers of Trump, the GOP, and their “hard-ass” policies?
I guess it’s a different matter when the shoe jackboot is on the other foot….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:18:49pm

re: #14 Targetpractice

Just as soon as Miller can get somebody from legal to come up with a half-assed “The President can do whatever the fuck he likes” excuse.

Fat Ass Barr is doing that right now!

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:22:59pm

re: #18 Joe Bacon 🌹

Fat Ass Barr is doing that right now!

What both Pompeo and Barr are likely doing right now is consulting the most jacked-up, loony-tunes interpretational pamphlets and books concerning Revelations for how to proceed next.

This is fucked up. Nuclear bombs will be used. Jesus will not come back.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:25:47pm

re: #19 Florida Panhandler

Try telling that to my family. They’re convinced they’ll get raptured right before Trump nukes Tehran!

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:29:36pm

South Carolina update….just had a Warren canvasser stop by.

Proud & encouraged by these young people!!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:31:58pm

re: #1 mmmirele

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The “Nessah” synagogue which was vandalized in Los Angeles several weeks ago is a congregation of Persian Jews.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:33:39pm

TWEETS ARE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS!!!!!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:33:53pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

Try telling that to my family. They’re convinced they’ll get raptured right before Trump nukes Tehran!

It’s the evangelicals who provide credibility to the Marx aphorism that religion “is the opium of the masses”.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:33:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:34:35pm

Remember: Congress is not a factor here. Trump has demonstrated he does not give a shit about notifying them of any military actions…at least not before the fact and not through traditional means.

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:37:34pm

re: #19 Florida Panhandler

What both Pompeo and Barr are likely doing right now is consulting the most jacked-up, loony-tunes interpretational pamphlets and books concerning Revelations for how to proceed next.

This is fucked up. Nuclear bombs will be used. Jesus will not come back.

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

Try telling that to my family. They’re convinced they’ll get raptured right before Trump nukes Tehran!

What’s troublesome is that if the use of nukes - by either side - is seen as unprovoked, it will be both a PR suicide as well as getting enemies that will stop at little to get your sorry ass. And it won’t just be the guys whose back yard you tried to convert into a day-glo parking lot.

Also, on an Iran-related note, how ‘bout this here tinfoil?
[tinfoil]What if the Iranians decide to target Trump’s base directly?[/tinfoil]

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:39:28pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

“Perhaps in a disproportionate manner.”

All he knows is to antagonize and escalate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:39:52pm

re: #27 Teukka

What’s troublesome is that if the use of nukes - by either side - is seen as unprovoked, it will be both a PR suicide as well as getting enemies that will stop at little to get your sorry ass. And it won’t just be the guys whose back yard you tried to convert into a day-glo parking lot.

Also, on an Iran-related note, how ‘bout this here tinfoil?
[tinfoil]What if the Iranians decide to target Trump’s base directly?[/tinfoil]

Iran might not be bomb-capable, but they have enough nasty radioactive stuff to to do some serious mischief…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:42:28pm
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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:45:20pm

re: #29 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Iran might not be bomb-capable, but they have enough nasty radioactive stuff to to do some serious mischief…

I would be far more worried about biological warfare. Much easier to create than chemical or nuclear weapons and something we, with our craptacular health care system, are horrifically unprepared for. Combine that with the antivaxxer stupidity that is so prevalent and all you’d need is a sample of smallpox sourced from Russia or dug up from a mass grave somewhere and you could devastate the modern west.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:46:40pm

I need a laugh!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:46:58pm

Remember, if the right people actually gave a shit about this country, they could 25th Amendment Trump right now and end this insanity.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:48:34pm

re: #15 BigPapa

I hereby declare you Grand Maester of the Lizards Guard

Which, of course, was the point of the sworded story. ;)

…I’ll show myself out now…

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:48:54pm

re: #32 Joe Bacon 🌹

I need a laugh!

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You want summa dis?

(Throws entire recyclables bin at Blasphemous Joe)

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:49:03pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:49:20pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

Remember, if the right people actually gave a shit about this country, they could 25th Amendment Trump right now and end this insanity.

Pence is an evangelical nutcase. He may be looking forward to a nuclear holocaust that he believes will bring on the end times.

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Disloyal Archangel  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:49:28pm

For a long long time now, i’ve had a couple of side project novels i’ve toyed with, never really completing either due to Writer’s Indecision.
One of them is a thriller set in the not-that-distant future, set among other things after a vaguely-referenced, non-nuclear World War III; Readers aren’t supposed to know with certainty what happened, or how it happened.
So with the latest developments courtesy of the Lunatic In Chief, I guess I need to start changing the references to World War IIII for that to still apply….

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:49:58pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

Canadian troops need to leave Iraq immediately. Trump and the U.S. military have put the lives of westerners in Iraq at risk.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:51:55pm

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile thousands of Pulpit Pimps are beating plowshares into swords…

for other people’s children to use.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:53:09pm
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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:54:07pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:55:46pm
(SEATTLE, WA, 1/5/20) - The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is assisting more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans of all ages who were detained at length and questioned at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Wash.

Many more were reportedly refused entry to the United States due to a lack of capacity for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to detain them.

Other Iranian-Americans are about to cross the Peace Arch Border as they return back to their homes in the United States from an Iranian pop concert that was taking place on Saturday in Vancouver, Canada.

Those detained reported that their passports were confiscated and they were questioned about their political views and allegiances. CBP officials contacted at the Blaine Port of Entry provided no comment or reasons for the detentions.
…..
Crystal, a 24-year-old American citizen and medical student was allegedly detained and interrogated for more than 10 hours with her family at the Peace Arch Border Crossing before being released early this morning. “The vast majority of people being held last night were American citizens,” said Crystal. “We kept asking why we were being detained and asked questions that had nothing to do with our reason for traveling and was told ‘I’m sorry this is just the wrong time for you guys.’”
cair.com

Super strong legal reasoning behind this. You guys.

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:57:42pm

re: #34 ckkatz

Which, of course, was the point of the sworded story. ;)

…I’ll show myself out now…

That one has to go into my file of as-sworded jokes.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:58:13pm

re: #42 plansbandc

That was sweet. Thanks.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:58:31pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

Try telling that to my family. They’re convinced they’ll get raptured right before Trump nukes Tehran!

Doesn’t the Book of Revelations by John only mention 144,000 are to be saved before the ‘crisis’? (Ignoring that they are supposed to be from the 12 Tribes of Israel.)

Speaking as someone not familiar with the theology of the radical Evangelicals, wouldn’t that kind of put a crimp on the entire concept of ‘Rapture’?

To riff on this a bit. What if it already happened and they didn’t know any of the folks (144k out of 10 gigapeople) who were raptured?

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2020 • 12:58:38pm

re: #42 plansbandc

I sure wish my dog did that!!

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:00:23pm

re: #46 ckkatz

Doesn’t the Book of Revelations by John only mention 144,000 are to be saved before the ‘crisis’? (Ignoring that they are supposed to be from the 12 Tribes of Israel.)

Speaking as someone not familiar with the theology of the radical Evangelicals, wouldn’t that kind of put a crimp on the entire concept of ‘Rapture’?

To riff on this a bit. What if it already happened and they didn’t know any of the folks (144k out of 10 gigapeople) who were raptured?

Also, to further put a crimp on it, I seem to recall that “the Rapture” is not a biblical concept, but something from the 19th century..

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:02:53pm

“…The expansion of government power both at and near the border is part of a trend toward expanding police and national security powers without regard to the effect of such expansion on our most fundamental and treasured Constitutional rights. The federal government’s dragnet approach to law enforcement and national security is one that is increasingly turning us all into suspects. If Americans do not continue to challenge the expansion of federal power over the individual, we risk forfeiting the fundamental rights and freedoms that we inherited—including the right to simply go about our business free from government interference, harassment and abuse.”
aclu.org

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:03:02pm

re: #48 Teukka

Also, to further put a crimp on it, I seem to recall that “the Rapture” is not a biblical concept, but something from the 19th century..

Here’s a good description of the heresy: web.archive.org

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:03:03pm

So will there be a shit ton of lawsuits over this CPB ban on Iranians?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:03:45pm

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SteelPH  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:04:49pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

That last bit sounds like me, minus the drunk part.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:08:45pm

I don’t think Korematsu would be useful to the government in this case. The Japanese who were interned during the war weren’t citizens, mostly (prevented from becoming citizens). The children were, but they were the minor children of noncitizens, and not interning them would have meant separating them from their families.

Obviously, DT and his thugs don’t care about that, but the courts will.

IANAL, usual disclaimer.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:11:07pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:15:35pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

So will there be a shit ton of lawsuits over this CPB ban on Iranians?

I assume they’ll have immunity because they “were just doing their jobs”.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:18:31pm

re: #54 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

I don’t think Korematsu would be useful to the government in this case. The Japanese who were interned during the war weren’t citizens, mostly (prevented from becoming citizens). The children were, but they were the minor children of noncitizens, and not interning them would have meant separating them from their families.

62% of the Japanese-American internees were US citizens.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:18:59pm

My little dog has a fetish for everything tree. I think he’d like that wiener dog with the thing for sticks.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:20:25pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:27:14pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

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I seriously don’t like this phrase “in a disproportionate manner.” What are he, and his crazed advisors, thinking about? I’m afraid we might already know.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:30:02pm
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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:47:04pm

re: #57 goddamnedfrank

62% of the Japanese-American internees were US citizens.

How many of those were minors?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:50:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:51:14pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:52:30pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:56:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:57:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:57:39pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve been fearing a Trump tweet any day now announcing a nuclear strike on Iran.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 1:58:50pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:02:39pm

re: #62 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

How many of those were minors?

Looks like 27% of the total interned were children, so if we remove that percent entirely (by conveniently assuming that none of those children aged into adulthood during internment) then we can assume a lower limit of one in three adult internees being a US citizen.

The fact is Korematsu didn’t care about citizenship status. The only ways out of the camps on the US mainland were death, a limited number of advanced education exemptions dependent on sponsoring institutions, and (later) enlistment. A bunch of J-A US soldiers who had enlisted prior to Pearl Harbor were either summarily discharged (some honorably, some less than) or they were sent to Arkansas where they were disarmed and forced to perform menial labor. It took about two years for the 100th and 442nd to be formed and internees were allowed to enlist again. However there were many more volunteers at that point from Hawaii and very few from the mainland camps.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:03:06pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reminder: Those are the people Trump listens to.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:05:23pm

I received this in an email from Post Cards to Voters. Not a bad problem to have.

Our prior email inviting you to write postcards to Kentucky Democrats for Andrew Bailey’s January 14 Special Election was so well-received, we ran out of addresses in one day! We are sorry we did not anticipate such a strong response during the holiday season. For so many of you, it was frustrating to try to get addresses only to find the campaign was no longer listed in Abby’s menu. Please accept this apology. We would never send out an email to our entire volunteer list if we thought we only had enough addresses to last a single day.

They’re starting a new campaign to try to address purges from voter rolls in Texas.

We’re conducting a test with Texas Blue Action Democrats to remind Democrats who recently moved that they need to update their voter registration.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:14:13pm

On a different note, I watched the first episode and the new Dracula series on Netflix has me hooked already.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:15:58pm

re: #72 Teddy’s Person

Other groups in other places are doing the same thing — I worked all summer and into the fall for a group doing Virginia. We won’t be stopping any time soon, unless to change tactics.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:21:36pm

re: #74 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

Other groups in other places are doing the same thing — I worked all summer and into the fall for a group doing Virginia. We won’t be stopping any time soon, unless to change tactics.

I live in a safe blue state and want to be able to help out else where. Names of any groups where I could participate from a distance would be appreciated. Don’t have much cash to donate, but I do have time.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:22:50pm

Ratfuckers gonna Ratfuck:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham suggested Sunday that Republicans should try to change Senate rules governing impeachment if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the charges against President Trump — an unlikely 11th-hour bid to begin a trial within days without the actual documents.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was unequivocal in a Senate floor speech on Friday that “we can’t hold a trial without the articles; the Senate’s own rules don’t provide for that.” But Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of Trump, floated the idea of a unilateral GOP move, saying he would work with McConnell to allow the Senate to proceed without the two charges against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:23:47pm

AFRICOM, official. One US service member, two contractors killed in Kenya airfield attack:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:24:38pm

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

AFRICOM, official. One US service member, two contractors killed in Kenya airfield attack:

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The first of many victims of Trumps arrogance on Iran.

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b.d. (Lock Him Up!)  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:26:12pm

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

AFRICOM, official. One US service member, two contractors killed in Kenya airfield attack:

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ATTACKS IN SH*THOLE COUNTRIES HAPPEN ALL THE TIME, BIG WHOOP

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:26:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:28:03pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:28:46pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Trumps are really stepping it up in the worst-family-in-history competition.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:32:09pm

re: #75 Teddy’s Person

I live in a safe blue state and want to be able to help out else where. Names of any groups where I could participate from a distance would be appreciated. Don’t have much cash to donate, but I do have time.

Swing Left, Indivisible, Let America Vote, Sister District… start from there, anyway. (I also live in a blue state, I’m sure there will be local groups in your area.)

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:33:06pm

re: #83 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

Swing Left, Indivisible, Let America Vote, Sister District… start from there, anyway. (I also live in a blue state, I’m sure there will be local groups in your area.)

Thanks!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:34:13pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:34:27pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s not a German Iron Cross. It’s a Jerusalem Cross.

It has a distinctly different attendant fucked up subculture

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:34:36pm

Mrs. FBW and I have been watching “The Borgias” on Netflix. They keep talking about one of the most powerful Italian families of the Renaissance era.

And I keep hearing Mel Brooks in my head…

“SFORZAS!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:37:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:37:50pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:38:15pm

Cheeto has managed the astounding feat of ceding the moral high ground to the Iranians.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:39:12pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:39:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:39:45pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:42:55pm

If true, it’s fucking nuts. If true, it’s Trump straight up using the same tactic MBS used to murder Khashoggi.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:44:34pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sounds like they are deploying the “Furrowed Brow”….

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:44:51pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:46:10pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

If true, it’s fucking nuts. If true, it’s Trump straight up using the same tactic MBS used to murder Khashoggi.

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It really isn’t out of line with the ends-justify-the-means mentality of the Republican Party and other RWNJs.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:46:39pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

If true, it’s fucking nuts. If true, it’s Trump straight up using the same tactic MBS used to murder Khashoggi.

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And even if it’s not true, who’s going to believe anything this administration says?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:47:00pm

Trump is probaby unaware that anything like Persepolis exists. Given his frame of reference, he probably means “cultural targets” like any functioning nightclubs they still have or perhaps the ex-Shah’s incredible car collection (which is in fact maintained as a national treasure.)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:47:39pm

re: #91 jaunte

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Remember the the Syrian man who chose death over giving ISIS info on ancient relics in Palmyra?

theguardian.com

Also, we shouldn’t forget that the Clinton deal with North Korea to draw down their nuclear weapons program was working until it was scuttled by Bush neocons who were only empowered by a stolen election. Sound familiar?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:48:01pm

Yikes. Somebody grabbed a map of Florida, circled Mar A Lago with a sharpie and essentially pointed out Trump for targeting by Iran. Gone from my FB timeline. JFC can we please not ape the goons at GOP and MAGA land?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:49:11pm

Among everything else, protecting Trump and his family just got a lot harder to manage.

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:49:20pm

re: #101 Rightwingconspirator

Goons could not be more aped.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:50:59pm

I have a feeling Iranians can read a map better than Trump.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:51:00pm

re: #102 Rightwingconspirator

Among everything else, protecting Trump and his family just got a lot harder to manage.

Yeah, and it won’t end once Trump is gone. We’ll likely be on the hook for this fucking grifting family for years of security.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:52:10pm

Always a sad thing to see

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:55:12pm

re: #104 jaunte

I have a feeling Iranians can read a map better than Trump.

For one thing, they can almost certainly find Iran on a map.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:56:05pm

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

Always a sad thing to see

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I get my hair cut every 3 months, like clockwork.

Well, CALENDAR clockwork, anyhow.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:58:01pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

“At Volgograd, turn south and continue over Caucasus.”

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:58:22pm

I saw Little Women today with my wife. I want to see it again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 2:59:01pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:00:55pm

re: #109 jaunte

“At Volgograd, turn south and continue over Caucasus.”

The Nazis might have defeated the Soviets if they didn’t have to take direction from a guy who bored his generals to tears at mandatory dinners where he regaled them with his “genius.” Not sure where I’m going with this. File under “bad analogy.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:00:58pm

JFC!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:02:29pm

Pompeo’s a fucking shit-muffin.

Ok, I’ve blown a gasket. Time to play guitar or something. TTFN.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:06:04pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC!!!

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“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” ~ George Orwell

1984 and The Handmaids Tale are really How-To Manuals for these motherfuckers.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:07:54pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s almost as if Trump is a danger to the world.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:12:48pm

“disappointed”

DISAPPOINTED???

I got nothing polite right now.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:13:09pm

Why lying about an ‘imminent’ attack would matter, Jennifer Rubin, WaPo

This is a case in which we would wise to remember the lessons of the Iraq War and ask serious questions about the intelligence, planning, downsides and risks of military action. The decision to escalate military action against Iran, a country far more sophisticated in modern warfare (including cyber-terrorism) than Iraq, should prompt more caution, not less, than the decision to go to war with Iraq. Among the questions to be asked: Did the administration consult with Iraq to ensure the move would not trigger expulsion of U.S. troops in Iraq?

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garzooma  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:14:00pm

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

AFRICOM, official. One US service member, two contractors killed in Kenya airfield attack:

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Just a little noise

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Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:15:16pm

re: #118 retired cynic

Why lying about an ‘imminent’ attack would matter, Jennifer Rubin, WaPo

Did the administration consult with Iraq to ensure the move would not trigger expulsion of U.S. troops in Iraq?

Jeeezus Kerist, Jen! Isn’t the answer to that one painfully obvious by now??? (and should have been at the time???)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:15:33pm

Ok, I’m back, but I’m much calmer. But I have to say, “what the ever-loving shit is going on? The assassination was supposed to make us safer and now it’s justification for more profiling.” Ok, time for dinner. That should cool the fire in the belly.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:17:04pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:21:56pm
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Teukka  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:24:55pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As pointed out in the thread, what the idiot has on his gun is a Jerusalem Cross, not an Iron Cross…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:25:45pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:26:42pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:27:14pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:28:23pm

re: #125 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yep, we’ll be greeted as liberators, alright. No doubt about it.\
//

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Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:29:37pm

re: #128 Blind Frog Belly White

Yep, we’ll be greeted as liberators, alright. No doubt about it.\
//

Yep, looks like they’re ready to negotiate and draw down any minute now.

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:29:42pm

re: #38 Disloyal Archangel

So with the latest developments courtesy of the Lunatic In Chief, I guess I need to start changing the references to World War IIII for that to still apply….

Four in Roman numerals is IV.

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CarolJ  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:30:11pm

The Republican Senators are scared of their gun-toting, Trump worshiping base. But frankly, I would wonder if it was worth it to stay. Some have already retired from the Senate, and a lot from the House.

I’d quit, and if I had retirement and didn’t have to go into the Republican Industrial Complex, would say I had enough of Trump. What’s the point in staying if you are only going to be a rubber stamp and toady for Trump? No incentive could be worth that. And as for letting a Democrat take my place, so be it.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:32:10pm

re: #128 Blind Frog Belly White

Yep, we’ll be greeted as liberators, alright. No doubt about it.\
//

It’s a slam dunk!

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:32:30pm

re: #124 Teukka

As pointed out in the thread, what the idiot has on his gun is a Jerusalem Cross, not an Iron Cross…

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And as a note to the side, I’ve seen some alt-righties sport the PCCTS cross, like it’s some talisman to make the muslims fear them. The thing is, what made the muslims fear and respect the PCCTS was their discipline, fighting skills, strategic thinking, and some other factors. None of which the alt-right wannabees have.

Then we also have the legends about The Order. What if it actually just went underground? Then it would be unwise to use their symbols for ill. And the PCCTS would be one organization I do not want on my six.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:36:21pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:41:47pm

Teddy and I just shared one of those new Cosmic Crisp apples. While it certainly was crisp, I thought it would be sweeter given the descriptions I’ve read. It’s quite tart.

Teddy sez two paws up.

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:43:27pm

re: #92 jaunte

It makes me think of a point I made a long time ago: Have you seen *any* evidence that, for all their money and “education”, the Trumps (all of them) have *any* interest or appreciation for art, literature, music, architecture, religion, or history? Seriously…like anything?

There is considerable evidence that they do not.

When Trump Demolished the Bonwit Teller Building’s Sculptures

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:51:39pm

Looks like this poll was taken mid-December. Wonder what the numbers would look like now?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:53:56pm

re: #137 Teddy’s Person

Looks like this poll was taken mid-December. Wonder what the numbers would look like now?

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I’m sure 19th Century Fox won’t show an update of that poll!

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:54:00pm

re: #136 sagehen

Frontline also did another episode on DT. It is called Zero Tolerance. While it sicks pretty close to the title one gets to see the things Bannon, Miller and Sessions did to promote DT as a candidate and now as president.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 3:56:44pm

re: #138 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m sure 19th Century Fox won’t show an update of that poll!

I was honestly surprised they showed it at all. Maybe the interns at Fox took the directive to find any polls where Trump was winning a little too literally.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:00:59pm

re: #135 Teddy’s Person

Teddy and I just shared one of those new Cosmic Crisp apples. While it certainly was crisp, I thought it would be sweeter given the descriptions I’ve read. It’s quite tart.

Teddy sez two paws up.

I’m not a fan of mouth sounds when humans eat, but I love hearing my dog crunch down on some apple slices.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:04:44pm

re: #135 Teddy’s Person

Teddy and I just shared one of those new Cosmic Crisp apples. While it certainly was crisp, I thought it would be sweeter given the descriptions I’ve read. It’s quite tart.

Teddy sez two paws up.

a good baking apple, then?

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Dread Pirate  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:04:56pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:05:04pm

The world has absolutely gone to hell. I can’t believe how bad it has gotten, and I don’t see anything that will keep it from getting much worse still.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:06:06pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The world has absolutely gone to hell. I can’t believe how bad it has gotten, and I don’t see anything that will keep it from getting much worse still.

We are witnessing the Fall Of The American Empire.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:06:35pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The world has absolutely gone to hell. I can’t believe how bad it has gotten, and I don’t see anything that will keep it from getting much worse still.

The only thing we can do is keep calm and carry on. Fight where we can.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:06:39pm

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

a good baking apple, then?

It was a tasty eating apple. I was just expecting it to be sweeter.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:07:02pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:07:08pm

re: #147 Teddy’s Person

It was a tasty eating apple. I was just expecting it to be sweeter.

But it would be good for baking too.

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Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:07:30pm

re: #140 Teddy’s Person

I was honestly surprised they showed it at all. Maybe the interns at Fox took the directive to find any polls where Trump was winning a little too literally.

And speaking of polls, I wonder what public opinion is actually going to think of Trump’s actions re Soleimani/Iran/Iraq? I realize it’s too soon to get accurate polling (at least I haven’t seen any) - and I’m just as sure that public response is going to vary greatly with the wording of the polling questions, like:

Do you approve/disapprove of President Trump blowing up the World’s Evilest Terrorist?

or

Do you approve/disapprove of President Trump violating international law to provoke a war with Iran?

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:07:37pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:07:47pm

Sorry, back to Little Women, but a couple of years ago I got hold of a booklet that one of my cousins did of letters (originals copied in color so we could see the shade of the paper) and transcriptions between my great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother that they exchanged while he was fighting for the Union at Chickamauga and she was trying to hold down the farm in western Illinois (there’s still a town there named after him). It was about half news and half instructions about who to go to if she needed to sell some cows or corn to get through a certain month. So many families led by women in times of war. The movie lets you know the cost without dwelling on it.

Ironically, a couple of my mother’s ancestors from Georgia also fought at Chickamauga on the Confederate side, but we don’t have any such letters as far as I know. Her mother was was from Lookout Mountain on the Georgia side.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:08:54pm

re: #143 Dread Pirate

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It’s not at all comforting that the Executive and Legislative Branches are in a twitter fight.

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:09:01pm

re: #99 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump is probaby unaware that anything like Persepolis exists. Given his frame of reference, he probably means “cultural targets” like any functioning nightclubs they still have or perhaps the ex-Shah’s incredible car collection (which is in fact maintained as a national treasure.)

I’m quite certain that the term “cultural targets” fed to Trump specifically means mosques and other Islamic centers of learning and education. It has long been the dream of militant Christians like Pompeo, Pence, and Barr to destroy these centers of opposition to worldwide Christian control.

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Interesting Times  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:11:40pm

Succinct:

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:13:25pm

re: #155 Interesting Times

Succinct:

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He forgot radical Christians hoping to jump start end times.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:14:44pm

re: #156 Teddy’s Person

He forgot radical Christians hoping to jump start end times.

My relatives are ecstatic believing that the rapture is at hand for them…

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:14:59pm

While the world is on fire I’m going to wade down in the sewer and get my Rick Grimes on:

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:16:37pm

Pompeo is who Goldwater was warning about.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:20:01pm

re: #151 jaunte

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may be related:

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:21:07pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The world has absolutely gone to hell. I can’t believe how bad it has gotten, and I don’t see anything that will keep it from getting much worse still.

Putin’s laughing because he’s sure he’s got us now. It would almost be worth it if you could see his face when Xi sticks the shiv in his back as the Mao dynasty takes it’s place at the top of the heap.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:21:11pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC!!!

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Allow me to staple this to your fucking head, Mike:

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Chrysicat  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:22:21pm

(Yes, this was the specific host I was hinting should do just that kind of show tonight).

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:22:51pm

Small bit of good dog news.

Our country neighbor’s old collie wandered off and didn’t come home Friday night. We searched for hours with flashlights and dog nose through the woods, with no result. Next morning the crew trimming brush at the other neighbors property said they had pulled a dog out of the mud down at the creek. The dog’s owners were working, so armed with a sheet and towels, we walked about a half mile and collected an old cold muddy collie, rolled him into a sheet hammock, and hiked him onto less muddy ground, then a drive home to bake under a heat lamp. Out neighbors called us today to describe the dematting/demudding/haircut.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:23:34pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:24:36pm
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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:25:03pm

re: #158 BigPapa

Most excellent info - a real exercise in Tikkun olam.

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Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:27:41pm

re: #167 William Lewis

Most excellent info - a real exercise in Tikkun olam.

Yes, very interesting. Though (maybe it’s just because I’m Jewish), an account supposedly of someone named “Shekelburg” would raise some questions in any case…..

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:28:19pm

re: #152 Barefoot Grin

How wonderful! What town, would you say? I’d like to know if I am aware of it!

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:29:10pm

“Ivanka worked extremely closely with the Mammadovs on their absurd tower,” Davidson explained. In 2015, the Trump Org acknowledged they knew the Mammadovs were likely laundering money for the IRGC. They kept working with them until after the 2016 election.”
rawstory.com

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:30:20pm

re: #163 Chrysicat

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(Yes, this was the specific host I was hinting should do just that kind of show tonight).

Two other Clash tracks for that show:

The Clash - The Call Up (Official Video)

the CLASH ‘Clampdown’ (live on Fridays 1980)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:31:31pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:34:17pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:34:43pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:36:49pm

re: #169 retired cynic

How wonderful! What town, would you say? I’d like to know if I am aware of it!

a1wvHcQzTFtNcVmOQatFQr1Y7qS/drcn3Q78Hx9myEiI+qTw93GTEojguhFWMp5x

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:36:59pm

re: #174 Dread Pirate

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What I’d give to sneak into a press opportunity and ask him in front of all of them “How does it feel to know you’ll go down in history as the Worst Commander in Chief?”

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:37:33pm

re: #174 Dread Pirate

In the end, a decade from now, perhaps longer, it will be Trump’s decision-making that will be erased from American History. His legacy will be of worldwide shame and disgrace, shared by 35% of this country.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:37:43pm

re: #174 Dread Pirate

If Obama was so terrible as Trump claims, what metric is there to beat?

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:39:05pm

re: #175 Barefoot Grin

Ah, about 45 minutes up river from me. Thank you!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:39:33pm

re: #174 Dread Pirate

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:39:42pm

So if Trump orders the military to start bombing Mosques in Iran does the military have grounds to refuse the order?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:41:18pm

re: #181 Eclectic Cyborg

So if Trump orders the military to start bombing Mosques in Iran does the military have grounds to refuse the order?

Technically, the “I was following orders” defense doesn’t hold water at the Hague, so I’m going to guess that the answer is that even if they don’t according to US law and custom, they probably should do it anyway. Better to get fired from the military than arrested and tried before an international tribunal for war crimes.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:42:28pm

re: #179 retired cynic

Ah, about 45 minutes up river from me. Thank you!

I grew up in Champaign, but lived for a few years in Quincy for my dad’s work. A lot of my cousins farmed from Adams county through to south of Peoria. But none do now. As you well know—big ag took over. My grandmother’s sister’s farm had a great iconic round barn in the area.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:42:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:44:51pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:45:32pm

re: #184 Charles Johnson

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But I’m sure Trump packed enough evangelical chaplains in the armed forces to give the troops solace in knowing that Trump is following God’s orders…

Sarcasm mode now turned off and Scares Shitless Mode is turned to maximum..

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:46:58pm

re: #186 Joe Bacon 🌹

Sky pilot
How high can you fly?
You’ll never, never, never reach the sky

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:47:32pm

Oh gods of the universe, I don’t ask for much. But next time Trump is on the golf course would a small meteor to his noggin be too much to ask for?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:47:44pm

re: #188 Barefoot Grin

Oh gods of the universe, I don’t ask for much. But next time Trump is on the golf course would a small meteor to his noggin be too much to ask for?

RAT FARTS!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:47:49pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:47:52pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:47:53pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shorter Trump: “This administration will drive Iraq into Iran’s arms, one way or another!”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:47:58pm
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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:48:32pm

re: #183 Barefoot Grin

I grew up in Champaign, but lived for a few years in Quincy for my dad’s work. A lot of my cousins farmed from Adams county through to south of Peoria. But none do now. As you well know—big ag took over. My grandmother’s sister’s farm had a great iconic round barn in the area.

When I was a child, and we first moved to Champaign, there were several round barns, and we lived with that wonderful big one at the west end of town. It was a pony farm then, and I was in heaven! Later they tore down that magnificent house (it was fantastic) and made the round barn into a restaurant. I used to love to play in it, and play with the ponies. Sigh!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:49:19pm

THE FUCKING ENDGAME IS UPON US FOR HEINOUS ANUS!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:50:29pm

And it’s gonna crash down on the motherfathering GOP!

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:50:50pm

re: #181 Eclectic Cyborg

So if Trump orders the military to start bombing Mosques in Iran does the military have grounds to refuse the order?

Legally they are required to since it is an unlawful order.

Real world? God only knows if they’ll have the balls especially since the airfarce is badly infested by Evangelical psuedo-christians. All we can do is hope and/or pray that there is a man or woman as good as Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov in the USAF now.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:50:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:50:59pm

Iran won’t be “asking” us to leave, they’ll be changing the locks and kicking us out.

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:51:18pm

By the way, who is this “we” he speaks of? The WH’s ability to unilaterally impose sanctions upon Iraq would be limited and almost certainly subject to legal challenge. There’s no way in Hell that Congressional Dems go along with any proposed sanctions. And he’s not going to find any more sympathy from our allies in wanting to impose sanctions upon Iraq for the “cost” of our bases there.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:51:24pm

Trump’s exit strategy: throwing the whole fucking world under the bus as he tries to shore up his fragile ego

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:52:31pm

re: #196 Joe Bacon 🌹

And it’s gonna crash down on the motherfathering GOP!

it’s gonna crash down on all of us.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:52:48pm

re: #195 Joe Bacon 🌹

It won’t crash if Congressional Republicans continue to march along in lockstep with Trump and the cabal in the White House. Trump has to be held accountable and Republicans refuse to do so.

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Cheechako  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:53:32pm

Anyone know if the “Doomsday Clock” has been adjusted?

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:55:05pm

re: #204 Cheechako

Anyone know if the “Doomsday Clock” has been adjusted?

They like lots of publicity, so tomorrow at the earliest before the Bulletin does that.

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Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:55:11pm

re: #163 Chrysicat

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(Yes, this was the specific host I was hinting should do just that kind of show tonight).

I feel like any playlist that invokes specters of immediate war, especially potential World War, needs this to complete it. Sure, dates itself with the Soviet references, but it’s still around the right timeframe for yet another Iran fearmongering exercise.

Party at Ground Zero - Fishbone - Fishbone EP (HD)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:55:42pm

re: #194 retired cynic

When I was a child, and we first moved to Champaign, there were several round barns, and we lived with that wonderful big one at the west end of town. It was a pony farm then, and I was in heaven! Later they tore down that magnificent house (it was fantastic) and made the round barn into a restaurant. I used to love to play in it, and play with the ponies. Sigh!

My great aunt’s round barn was about a mile away from the homestead. Every fall we had a family reunion and made apple butter on a grand scale. The barn at the farm was a great place to jump in the hay and play with semi-feral cats, but the old round barn was where—in the late 1970s and early 1980s—the cousins went to pass a few joints around while the elders tried to teach the kids to churn butter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:55:47pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:56:58pm

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Apparently all the crazy that left “Judge” Napolitano ended up in her head instead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:57:37pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:57:45pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:58:28pm

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

“When I’m wounded, I go after people hard. OK? And I try to unwound myself.”

“And it never works.”

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Chrysicat  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:58:34pm

re: #184 Charles Johnson

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Dread Pirate  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:58:37pm
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Cheechako  Jan 5, 2020 • 4:58:52pm

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’s so dumb I wonder how she remembers to breath.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:00:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:00:57pm
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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:03:08pm

Late to the party, but I’ve been eyeballing that pedal for a while. It’s a truly new effect for guitars, the first really new development since the chorus pedal.

Maybe next year. I could definitely use that. :)

[ Heads back to top of thread which I haven’t read. ]

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:03:36pm

re: #215 Cheechako

She’s so dumb I wonder how she remembers to breath.

She probably wears Airpods and has an app on her phone.

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:04:38pm

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And he’s doing this at a time when the beleaguered professional diplomats still left at State are desperately working to put out this particular brushfire in order to avoid further humiliation by the Iraqi gov’t.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:06:02pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

And he’s doing this at a time when the beleaguered professional diplomats still left at State are desperately working to put out this particular brushfire in order to avoid further humiliation by the Iraqi gov’t.

And we know that Trump is popping a tent because he lives to undo everything Obama did.

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:14:14pm

re: #23 The Pie Overlord!

TWEETS ARE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS!!!!!

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That’s got Miller’s sweaty little pawprints all over it. You can almost hear the sneer.

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:19:58pm

re: #197 William Lewis

Legally they are required to since it is an unlawful order.

Real world? God only knows if they’ll have the balls especially since the airfarce is badly infested by Evangelical psuedo-christians. All we can do is hope and/or pray that there is a man or woman as good as Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov in the USAF now.

Real world= some military service members will refuse the orders and be dismissed. Their replacements will be either true-believers in White Christian supremacy or fellow travelers eager to advance their station in the coming new order of Evangelical hegenomy. The point is, orders will be followed eventually.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:20:28pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:22:41pm

re: #224 The Pie Overlord!

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I’m surprised those sheeple didn’t start chanting in tongues when Gawd’s King appeared before them!

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:25:03pm

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This gal is eager to be a Wife in the coming Republic of Gilead. It appears she too expects to escape the subjugation of anyone not Christian, rich, white*, and male.

* the “right sort of “white.”

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:25:51pm

Reality TV and social media have ended our Republic.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:26:47pm

re: #206 Citizen K

I saw these guys back in the day and they were fantastic.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:28:03pm

Dinner time soon out here. Awful news all over so gotta cheer up. Comfort food time. Bought two 6 lb chickens, way cool 2 for 1 sale. Yay us. Anyway I minced up the gizzard, onion, garlic and sauteed all that in pork fat plus butter. Little hand wand spin and I got savory marinade for the bird. Sides are Mac and cheese. Fresh spinach. So Cal comfort food.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:29:11pm

Just don’t feel like eating tonight. Just having a bowl of cottage cheese with some mandarin oranges mixed in.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:30:24pm

re: #229 Rightwingconspirator

Meaty lasagna here with pretzel rolls as garlic bread.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:30:50pm

re: #230 Joe Bacon 🌹

Don’t feel like eating either. I feel like we are all hanging on a nearly chewed through string.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:34:17pm

re: #230 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just don’t feel like eating tonight. Just having a bowl of cottage cheese with some mandarin oranges mixed in.

When I was young, cottage cheese was one of my favorites. Now, I’m lactose intolerant (except ice cream and yogurt are fine 😉)and cottage cheese is one of the worst for me so haven’t had it for years.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:35:36pm

re: #233 Hecuba’s daughter

I absolutely LOVE cottage cheese. Feel that this, and my love for mayo, makes me about the whitest white that ever whited.

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:36:16pm

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Nothing in the news seems to be good news. Even the notion of a march against anti-Semitism doesn’t feel good, not when it’s on the rise thanks to the hateful tangerine toddler shit-gibbon in the WH.

Trump’s totally fucked up things with Iran, and we are learning that Pompeo has been the one pushing to go after Suleiman for months but finally got enough people out of the way to convince Trump to do it.

What the fuck for? He was busy lying that it was an imminent threat? That clearly is bulkshit when Pompeo has been at this for months.

It clearly wasn’t an imminent threat. It was about fucking up things so badly that we have a war and someone gets their religious beliefs fulfilled in hellfire.

That’s what this is ultimately about and Trump’s the vessel these religious extremists are tied to. This is his last bastion of support. They don’t want peace. They don’t want anything other than the End Times, and Trump’s pushing them right to that brink.

Of course, when there’s war, it’s not like they’re the ones paying the price. It’s always someone else. And they wont pay the bill.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:38:56pm

Anyone else lose their ability to grammar when they are worried about nuclear war?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:39:58pm

re: #231 Shropshire Slasher

Meaty lasagna here with pretzel rolls as garlic bread.

Mrs. Fish and I did frozen junk food in our air fryer for a date night. Here, at least, life goes on as normal… until the missiles fly, since Minot isn’t that far away.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:41:16pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:42:43pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:44:14pm
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Jay C  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:45:08pm

re: #240 Dread Pirate

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At least someone Trump will listen to is going to try to talk some sense into him.

Yes, Khalid bin Salman is the Crown Prince’s younger brother. No idea whether he gets a bone saw or not….

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:46:27pm

re: #240 Dread Pirate

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Is this delegate from Saudi Arabia going to be searched for bone saws before meeting Trump or his lackeys?

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:46:32pm

How fucked up are things? There are media outlets talking about how Trump’s idiocy might force a restart of the draft.

Considering that we don’t have nearly the size force that we did during the Gulf War, aren’t likely to have any European assistance, and Trump’s likely going solo, the odds of a draft are still low - mostly because the military knows how costly and difficult it is to do a draft and to train people to the necessary standards for combat.

Trump acted without thinking. That’s the hallmark of Trump. His cult believes anything he does, if only because they think it gets them closer to the End Times.

Let those fuckers go first. Let them volunteer for this bugnuts insanity. All these Chairborne Rangers need to get off their barcaloungers and go enlist (that is if they could pass the basic entry requirements).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:47:30pm

re: #241 Jay C

At least someone Trump will listen to is going to try to talk some sense into him….

Maybe. Trump is so fucking unpredictable nothing is off the table.

This may just be a CYA so the Saudis can say “Hey, at least we tried” if shit really hits the fan.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:48:03pm

Do we know that the story about Pompeo pushing for this assassination is true? Isn’t it in direct conflict with the allegations that the assassination was added to the list of options because it was extreme and no one thought he would select it? How do we know whether any of these stories are actually true, rather than fake anecdotes leaked by sources to control the coverage?

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:55:14pm

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Because the two things could be true simultaneously. That he was pushing for the option and the best he was able to do was treat assassinating Suleiman as an extreme remote option - knowing that Trump’s dumb enough to go for it because no one knew better or worse - that Pompeo was pushing for it without considering any of the negative consequences to the US, our allies, or the world at large.

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Weaselone  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:57:59pm

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Do we know that the story about Pompeo pushing for this assassination is true? Isn’t it in direct conflict with the allegations that the assassination was added to the list of options because it was extreme and no one thought he would select it? How do we know whether any of these stories are actually true, rather than fake anecdotes leaked by sources to control the coverage?

You make a good point. We don’t know. On the flip side, these can actually both be true from the perspectives of the various sources. It’s quite possible that.
1. Pompeo has personally been pushing Trump on this for months, while maneuvering to get people who share his opinion into key positions, particularly in civilian leadership at the Pentagon
and
2. The actuall military leadership who prepared the options lists thought this suggestion (or were even told) that this was just a method to get Trump to pick different, less aggressive option.

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2020 • 5:58:21pm

Billionaire GOPer Adelson made derogatory comments about Iran.

Iran waited a bit - they engaged in cyberwarfare, and decimated Adelson’s computer systems at his Vegas casinos. In total, the damage was more than $40 million.

Trump doesn’t have a fucking clue about what he’s unleashed.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:00:08pm

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Do we know that the story about Pompeo pushing for this assassination is true? Isn’t it in direct conflict with the allegations that the assassination was added to the list of options because it was extreme and no one thought he would select it? How do we know whether any of these stories are actually true, rather than fake anecdotes leaked by sources to control the coverage?

I wouldn’t say it’s in direct conflict. Six months ago after ordering an airstrike Trump got cold feet just 10 minutes from the point of no return. Pompeo probably has been trying to push for a more aggressive use of force and those key personnel changes at the Pentagon may be how that particular option got slid into the list of response packages. We’re witnessing the steady erosion of professionalism in real time.

In fact it addresses one thing that really bugged me until now, how Soleimani’s name was seriously suggested as a target to begin with.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:01:09pm

re: #246 lawhawk

Because the two things could be true simultaneously. That he was pushing for the option and the best he was able to do was treat assassinating Suleiman as an extreme remote option - knowing that Trump’s dumb enough to go for it because no one knew better or worse - that Pompeo was pushing for it without considering any of the negative consequences to the US, our allies, or the world at large.

The decision tree was based on boosting Trump in public opinion. Suleiman looked like an obviously great target on the surface. Who could argue with killing a killer on US troops? the old crude triangulation move. But of course, this self serving approach ignores any and all greater wisdom. Just like Ukraine, just like killing the ACA. Lives don’t matter to this guy. That’s what should put us on the streets in opposition. The whole Don’t Care Do You thing as policy.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:04:31pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:13:48pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:13:49pm

Wondering when the rest of the world will dump the dollar as the reserve currency…

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Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:16:13pm

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wondering when the rest of the world will dump the dollar as the reserve currency…

One of yet a hundred more things that took decades, possibly even centuries, to build up that Trump will have destroyed in a matter of 3 years?

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:16:22pm

re: #253 Joe Bacon 🌹

I just checked kitco and the markets appear to be headed south and oil is going up. :(
kitco.com

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:21:20pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:22:37pm
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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:23:51pm

re: #251 goddamnedfrank

That is super Chef’s Kiss

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:29:46pm

I really really really really really really fucking hate Maggie. I think the tweet I just sent to that horrible garbage human is going to give me my first time out.

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Citizen K  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:31:13pm

re: #257 jaunte

You know what I realize this shit reminds me of?

It’s an extension of the dumbass rugged individualist “I made that” mindset. It’s the discarding of the idea that forging international friendships and allies is a net good, and instead paying a zero sum game that everything must have payback or retribution…but only when they do it. Because if we do it, it’s because we did everything ourselves and fuck you for believing we owe you anything.

It’s the same exact fucking con.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:33:40pm

What a nightmare.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:36:14pm

Trump’s mercenary force. And how inspiring a cause.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:36:21pm

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

What a nightmare.

When they said literally the whole country is on fire, I admit I didn’t quite take it literally. Then I saw a visualization similar to this. Yep, the whole country is, in fact, on fire.

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jeffreyw  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:37:51pm

re: #229 Rightwingconspirator

I’ve has these in a 200 oven for about 8 hours today. Very tasty! A neighbor brought me some ground venison and I made summer sausage from this recipe.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:38:14pm

re: #152 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, back to Little Women, but a couple of years ago I got hold of a booklet that one of my cousins did of letters (originals copied in color so we could see the shade of the paper) and transcriptions between my great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother that they exchanged while he was fighting for the Union at Chickamauga and she was trying to hold down the farm in western Illinois (there’s still a town there named after him). It was about half news and half instructions about who to go to if she needed to sell some cows or corn to get through a certain month. So many families led by women in times of war. The movie lets you know the cost without dwelling on it.

Ironically, a couple of my mother’s ancestors from Georgia also fought at Chickamauga on the Confederate side, but we don’t have any such letters as far as I know. Her mother was was from Lookout Mountain on the Georgia side.

A lot of the heartache of the Civil War still echoes down through the ages. And those who talk lightly about any war, or worse, new civil war do not understand what they are asking for.

Unfortunately, my favorite version is not on YouTube outside the paywall. If you have a music service and it has Grey DeLisle’s version of “O Willie We Have Missed You”, please make an effort to listen to it. She won a Grammy for it.

Barring that, here is a more traditional version:

Willie We Have Missed You

Willie We Have Missed You

As the song goes on, you will likely realize it is a song about a Civil War widow thinking she hears her husband’s footsteps at the gate.

The Grey DeLisle version comes from “Beautiful Dreamer - The songs of Stephen Foster” album which has a number of modern interpretations of his songs.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:42:40pm

re: #265 ckkatz

A lot of the heartache of the Civil War still echoes down through the ages. And those who talk lightly about any war, or worse, new civil war do not understand what they are asking for.

Unfortunately, my favorite version is not on YouTube outside the paywall. If you have a music service and it has Grey DeLisle’s version of “O Willie We Have Missed You”, please make an effort to listen to it. She won a Grammy for it.

Barring that, here is a more traditional version:

Willie We Have Missed You

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As the song goes on, you will likely realize it is a song about a Civil War widow thinking she hears her husband’s footsteps at the gate.

The Grey DeLisle version comes from “Beautiful Dreamer - The songs of Stephen Foster” album which has a number of modern interpretations of his songs.

Thank you! I’ll listen tomorrow. I was also deeply impacted by the book Across Five Aprils about a southern Illinois family torn apart by the war.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:43:52pm

re: #264 jeffreyw

Beautiful.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:44:38pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:44:39pm

Trump is the hostage taker; the rest of the world is the hostage.

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:47:05pm

re: #264 jeffreyw

OK tell. Looks like some kind of country sausage product with mustard seed inside. Want.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:47:28pm

re: #268 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And retweeted constantly.

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lawhawk  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:49:22pm
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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:51:02pm

re: #264 jeffreyw

Dang! Your venison sausage looks really good!

Now I’m hungry. I have some summer sausage downstairs. Time to head down to the kitchen and nibble on some.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:51:45pm

re: #273 ckkatz

Dang! Your venison sausage looks really good!

Now I’m hungry. I have some summer sausage downstairs. Time to head down to the kitchen and nibble on some.

I told Mrs. Fish about this. She then went to the fridge and got the summer sausage from our local meat market out. It is yum.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:51:58pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:54:07pm

So used to seeing Rightwingers being elected so this is good.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:55:27pm
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jeffreyw  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:55:42pm

re: #270 BigPapa

OK tell. Looks like some kind of country sausage product with mustard seed inside. Want.

I linked to the recipe in the comment under the pics. It’s a summer sausage with garlic and black pepper. Next time I make it there will be more garlic and pepper. I have some very lean ground beef that should work well, and more venison I can grind. Maybe a mixture of the two.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 5, 2020 • 6:59:39pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:04:31pm

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:10:30pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:12:00pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:14:58pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:17:07pm

Best speech of the Golden Globes.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:20:19pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:23:13pm

Watching CNN’s reports tonight on impeachment past. The 1974 Republicans put country over party. We aren’t going to see that again — ever — on any issue. So far, except for Rand Paul, the Republicans have not defected from the president on the rush to war nor his bellicose criminal tweets.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:27:10pm

re: #286 Hecuba’s daughter

Watching CNN’s reports tonight on impeachment past. The 1974 Republicans put country over party. We aren’t going to see that again — ever — on any issue. So far, except for Rand Paul, the Republicans have not defected from the president on the rush to war nor his bellicose criminal tweets.

Ayn Rand Paul is all bullshit and no action except to continually kiss Trump’s ass!

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:37:23pm

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

What a nightmare.

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The problem with that image is that it looks too much like a possible image, rather than what it’s trying to show. It’s going to confuse people, and make it that much harder to get through to them what is actually going on.

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:38:27pm

re: #285 jaunte

Reminds me of one of my favorite paintings

Clive Barker - Men of the City
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:40:16pm

re: #287 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ayn Rand Paul is all bullshit and no action except to continually kiss Trump’s ass!

Generally true — but he expressed a lack of enthusiasm for this latest action:

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called into “Your World with Neil Cavuto” Friday to discuss the deadly airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, saying he fears an “escalation” between the U.S. and Iran.

“I think without a declaration of war, without Congress and the American people behind it, what you get is a messy mission. You get a mission of escalating intermittent violence,” Paul told Cavuto. “The president said he didn’t want perpetual war in the Middle East. But he’s adding more and more troops. If you don’t want perpetual war, you don’t keep sending more targets over there.”

This is certainly more of a critique than any of the other Republicans in Washington.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:42:01pm

Melania Trump Threatens to Sue Anyone Claiming She Used to Be a Hooker

In other words, she’s still a hooker….

the wrap

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:44:25pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:47:24pm

re: #291 I Would Prefer Not To

Article is three and a half years old.

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:47:52pm

re: #257 jaunte

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It is not Trump’s ignorance ruining America’s reputation. It is Trump’s hatred of 20th Century style diplomacy, statesmanship, and compromise.

For Trump, victory is personal and an all-or-nothing game. This is what 35% of America stands behind.

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BigPapa  Jan 5, 2020 • 7:48:21pm

re: #293 teleskiguy

Article is three and a half years old.

So you’re saying she’s still a .. lady of the night?

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2020 • 8:28:47pm

re: #184 Charles Johnson

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uriel  Jan 5, 2020 • 9:29:02pm

I have made a (for me) mildly popular post.


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Black Pumas - Fire (Official Live Session) Black Pumas’ debut album is available now - limited edition vinyl, CD and digital formats: smarturl.it FOLLOW BLACK PUMASTour Dates: theblackpumas.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @blackpumasmusicInstagram: instagram.com Video Directed by Amos David McKayVideo Filmed at Arlyn Studios – Austin, TX LYRICSI’ve got ...
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Mas Que Nada (Introduced by Eartha Kitt / Something Special 1967)Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Mas que nada, from Eartha Kitt's Something Special 1967.
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Wes Montgomery - Here’s That Rainy Day - Live London 1965Stan Tracey (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Rick Laird (bass) Jackie Dougan (drums)Television broadcast, "Tempo", ABC TV, London, England, May 7, 1965
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Halsey - You Should Be Sad (Lyric Video) Halsey’s new album ‘Manic’ out now! halsey.lnk.toiTunes: halsey.lnk.toSpotify: halsey.lnk.to Apple Music: halsey.lnk.toAmazon: halsey.lnk.toGoogle Play: halsey.lnk.to Get tickets to #ManicWorldTour! Each ticket purchase comes with a physical copy of ‘Manic’.halsey.lnk.to Follow Halsey –Twitter: @halsey Facebook: facebook.com Instagram: instagram.comSpotify: halsey.lnk.toOfficial Site: ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200119Yup, some are now calling it "The Pondathon" The boards we pounded in to the sump last week were not long enough to reach bottom.We didnt want to spend all day sunday on this and lose a day. And we ...
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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers - California (Official Lyric Video) ​@Steve Martin and @Steep Canyon Rangers present "California"Get the song now via @Rounder Records found.ee Produced by RMV ProductionsAnimators: Matt Entecott and Tash TullyDirector: Peter ReeveInstagram: instagram.comTwitter: @RMVProdsFacebook: facebook.com Follow Steve Martin on Twitter: @SteveMartinToGoFor more info and tour ...
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