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uriel  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:23:29pm

Got CL’d- just sharing something goofy I did:

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:26:26pm

the company they keep

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Charles Johnson  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:26:29pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:28:52pm

If Trump gets away with this and gets re-elected with a Republican Congress, I will gladly sign the California Secession Initiative petition and vote Yes when it’s on the ballot.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:29:56pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:32:23pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:43:14pm

re: #2 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

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the company they keep

I see this was already posted last thread….
Good stories are worth retelling

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:45:13pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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We really should fix the language going forward
He’s always impeached. For all time
The only thing left is he’s removed or not

he is never “exonerated”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 6:50:59pm

re: #8 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

We really should fix the language going forward
He’s always impeached. For all time
The only thing left is he’s removed or not

he is never “exonerated”

Exactly. And his nonstop whining won’t change that.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:05:53pm

I’m glad you’re still pissed off.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:07:01pm

re: #2 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

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the company they keep

Donny Two Scoops doesn’t know who his children are hanging around with. Such a terrible parent.

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:07:44pm

*sigh*

My mother is doing ok—she was taken off her blood thinners—but she’s still at the hospital because it’s Saturday and home health care has not been approved. She can get around but she’s rather wobbly. Part of the problem is she refuses to use a walker and she needs to do so. I just texted my brother that she might be stuck there until Tuesday because it’s a holiday weekend. His response: “Maybe [name of hospital] needs butts in beds.”

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retired cynic  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:09:26pm

re: #12 mmmirele

Glad that it wasn’t worse. Falls are just not good, especially at that age!

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:13:34pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:18:52pm

re: #14 mmmirele

The least they could do was provide the link.

o.O

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:21:32pm

re: #14 mmmirele

Best of Nextdoor?

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gocart mozart  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:23:10pm

I have fans

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:25:25pm

re: #17 gocart mozart

Yes, Edwin, why are your campaign manager and former lawyer in jail now?

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:28:38pm

re: #16 jaunte

Best of Nextdoor?

You’ll smell the place when you’re getting close.

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uriel  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:32:13pm

You know, I’d be a little more supportive of Bernie if he’d just quit doing this shit. Like, read the speech right up to that point, skip the idiotic pandering, and move on to the rest of the speech.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:33:55pm
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Belafon  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:34:04pm

re: #20 uriel

You know, I’d be a little more supportive of Bernie if he’d just quit doing this shit. Like, read the speech right up to that point, skip the idiotic pandering, and move on to the rest of the speech.

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I suspect that will do nothing to help him with African Americans there because they know what the white people around them are like.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:34:40pm
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Belafon  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:35:54pm

I went and saw Weathering With You. It’s by the same guy who did Your Name. If you liked Your Name, brush up on it and see Weathering With You.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:36:38pm

re: #20 uriel

You know, I’d be a little more supportive of Bernie if he’d just quit doing this shit. Like, read the speech right up to that point, skip the idiotic pandering, and move on to the rest of the speech.

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Bernie, I graduated from high school in Mississippi. Not 90% true, but a large percent of that 90% are.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:38:21pm

re: #25 Eventual Carrion

Bernie, I graduated from high school in Mississippi. Not 90% true, but a large percent of that 90% are.

most whites in MS are probably Republican.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:42:24pm

“Mississippi has the third most hate groups in the country with five hate groups per million residents and 15 total hate groups operating within the state”
clarionledger.com

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:43:28pm
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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:43:33pm

Mississippi is the 31st most populous state.

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Citizen K  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:48:34pm

re: #21 jaunte

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NYT folk know what they’re doing. There’s no excuse for them. They want this shit, they crave this shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:49:19pm

re: #26 Dread Pirate

most whites in MS are probably Republican.

Mississippi white dude here. I can vouch for the accuracy of this statement.

(I am not Republican)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2020 • 7:55:27pm

re: #21 jaunte

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Only fools are deluded enough to believe that the Screw York Times will stop lying about the Bidens!

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:01:45pm

re: #29 jaunte

Mississippi is the 31st most populous state.

But usually “overachieves” to rank 48th, 49th or 50th in most social indicators…

No offense, re: #31 Eclectic Cyborg

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:23:35pm

re: #33 Jay C

But usually “overachieves” to rank 48th, 49th or 50th in most social indicators…

No offense,

And sometimes it sinks to 52 behind DC and Puerto Rico!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:36:26pm

re: #20 uriel

You know, I’d be a little more supportive of Bernie if he’d just quit doing this shit. Like, read the speech right up to that point, skip the idiotic pandering, and move on to the rest of the speech.

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He loves to shit on Obama. And he’s totally ignorant of Deep South history and politics.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:37:39pm

re: #22 Belafon

I suspect that will do nothing to help him with African Americans there because they know what the white people around them are like.

There’s a great article in today’s WaPo about how African Americans feel about Trump and what he’s created. Bernie needs to stop this shit.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:40:32pm

re: #26 Dread Pirate

most whites in MS are probably Republican.

Most whites are Republicans in most states. Sanders’ Vermont is an exception which I think in part is why he’s so naivety frustrating about racial politics.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:42:09pm

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He loves to shit on Obama. And he’s totally ignorant of Deep South history and politics.

If he has his supposed Civil Rights experience than he’s being willingly ignorant of Deep South history.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:45:21pm

who is this guy calling himself bill Kristol

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:47:07pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:50:53pm

re: #38 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

If he has his supposed Civil Rights experience than he’s being willingly ignorant of Deep South history.

I really think he’s like the white leftists that Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison wrote about. Either way, he never misses an opportunity to crap on the Obama coalition that this Southern white man was honored to be a part of. He just doesn’t seem to like the fact that whites in most states are Republicans and instead of actually trying to realize that maybe he sees things too black and white, he says stupid shit like this. Vermont isn’t representative of our nation and that blinds Bernie so much politically.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 8:52:41pm

re: #39 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

who is this guy calling himself bill Kristol

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The Neoconservatives sucked but they’re not white supremacists. Overly romantic about aggressive FP sure but not Nazis.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2020 • 9:06:01pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 18, 2020 • 9:07:46pm

re: #43 jaunte

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Meadows really wants to be close to Dear Leader.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2020 • 9:34:25pm

UFC show is over: Conor Macgregor won 40 seconds into the 1st round.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2020 • 9:50:23pm

re: #33 Jay C

But usually “overachieves” to rank 48th, 49th or 50th in most social indicators…

No offense,

None taken. As most of y’all know, I’m Canadian so I don’t really think of Mississippi as my home in a patriotic sense.

What bugs me is this state can do a lot better but it’s probably not going to happen if we’re stuck with GOP Governors until the end of time.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 9:56:03pm

“Come Together” was inspired by a request from Timothy Leary to write a song for his campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana.

The thing was created in the studio. It’s gobbledygook; Come Together was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t come up with one. But I came up with this, Come Together, which would’ve been no good to him—you couldn’t have a campaign song like that, right?

Thank you Wikipedia.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:00:32pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:05:11pm

I tried three new (to me) strains of cannabis this month. There wasn’t much of a selection, only 14 varieties and most were cheaper strains.

Budzilla
Chemdawg 4
Blue Lemon Thai

I chose well. ha ha, ha ha.

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uriel  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:10:06pm

re: #25 Eventual Carrion

Bernie, I graduated from high school in Mississippi. Not 90% true, but a large percent of that 90% are.

I spent a couple of years in Greenville when I was shuttling back and forth between my mom and dad. The first day there my dad and his friends spent a large part of the evening discussing the previous night’s news that a cop had cut off the ear of a black man with a garden hoe. Didn’t really seem to be any particular reason- cop just got angry, and well, there you go. Should have known better.

No charges were ever filled.

Racism in Mississippi is as intrinsic to its character as kudzu, spanish moss and the dead, moist heat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:14:57pm

re: #50 uriel

Racism in Mississippi is as intrinsic to its character as kudzu, spanish moss and the dead, moist heat.

THIS.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:20:08pm

I’m wondering why, and how, Ohio has managed to earn North Carolina’s hate

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:20:37pm

Well, What say you?? 40sec Whammy.

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BigPapa  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:21:20pm

re: #49 Dread Pirate

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:33:06pm

re: #54 BigPapa

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:33:37pm

re: #49 Dread Pirate

I tried three new (to me) strains of cannabis this month. There wasn’t much of a selection, only 14 varieties and most were cheaper strains.

Budzilla
Chemdawg 4
Blue Lemon Thai

I chose well. ha ha, ha ha.

I picked up some Emerald Family Farms Sherbet on Friday and I really like it. Their Platinum OG was a little stronger but was also kind of harsh so I’m using that to slow brew tincture.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:39:11pm

We had a sherbert on the delivery list…

Taxes included.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2020 • 10:56:06pm

re: #53 Dave In Austin

Well, What say you?? 40sec Whammy.

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Tweet deleted. But it was the shoulder bump that broke Cowboys nose that sealed it.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:00:57pm

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

Tweet deleted. But it was the shoulder bump that broke Cowboys nose that sealed it.

Ah Ha!!

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:11:42pm

It’s interesting to see people openly discussing cannabis sales; it’s still a very controversial subject here in Czech Republic, despite the fact that some 40% (or more) of the population uses cannabis on a regular basis. Indeed, though it’s technically illegal, you can find cannabis-based products everywhere, even in the supermarket that’s a five-minute walk away from my place.

The controversy comes up when talking about outright legalization - there’s still a ton of political dinosaurs here that constantly insist that it’s a “gateway drug” and that if it’s legalized, the Czech Republic will collapse into anarchy overnight (they seem to think that Reefer Madness is a completely factual documentary, LOL).

Eventually, of course, it’ll happen, but probably not for another decade or so, I figure.

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:27:03pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Holly won. I was pleased. Actually got to watch the fight.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:28:06pm

I’m listening to these Beatles songs (from link above of 40 songs), all different takes of the same songs. I’m amazed at how the songs of history could have sounded so different depending on which take they cut to the album.

E.g. Mean Mr. Mustard (Take 20)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:43:03pm

Picture of my sister and me at Saturday’s march in Chicago. My sister is the one with the Pinocchio sign; I reused my sign from
impeachment rally.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:43:38pm

Meanwhile, in ol’ Virginny……

Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands.

The House Republican leader’s statement came a day after the state’s top court upheld a ban by the governor on weapons in the area around the Capitol in Richmond where the rally is set to take place by demonstrators protesting against Democrats’ push to stiffen the state’s gun laws.

“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” House Republican leader Todd Gilbert said in a statement. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”

Militias, neo-Nazis and other groups have vowed to attend the rally. Authorities say they are expecting several thousand people and are trying to keep the event from becoming violent.

Sounds like Gilbert is trying to cover his ass if everything goes sideways - and he might well be expecting a shitfest come Monday. This way, if it all goes to hell, he can say, “Hey, don’t look at me…….I told them not to come and start trouble.”

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2020 • 11:43:59pm

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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:05:44am
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Dread Pirate  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:12:37am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

When I hold you in my arms (ooh, oh, yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (ooh, oh, yeah)
I know nobody can do me no harm (ooh, oh, yeah)
Because
Happiness is a warm gun, yes it is (bang, bang, shoot, shoot)

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:18:09am

re: #67 Dread Pirate

When I hold you in my arms (ooh, oh, yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (ooh, oh, yeah)
I know nobody can do me no harm (ooh, oh, yeah)
Because
Happiness is a warm gun, yes it is (bang, bang, shoot, shoot)

And of course, if there is some incident of violence (though hopefully not) the ammosexuals will instantly start screaming, FALSE FLAG! CRISIS ACTORS! IT WAS ANTIFA!! as sure as the Sun sets in the West.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:31:08am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:52:22am

This should shut the site down for an hour……….

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Dread Pirate  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:19:11am

J’ai mauvais caractère
Peut-être même un peu cruel
Un fichu caractère
J’suis un caractériel

Déjà quand j’étais p’tit
J’étrivais mes amis
J’ai donné des ulcères
À mon père pis ma mère

I have bad character
Maybe even a little cruel
A damn character
I’m a character

Already when i was little
I was entertaining my friends
I gave ulcers
To my father and my mother

YouTube

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Chrysicat  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:31:54am
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Dread Pirate  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:50:10am

re: #72 Chrysicat

Silly fools, it doesn’t matter in the end.

YouTube

Outside November, I’m lying on my big bed
Out of the corner of my eye out the window I see the hospital
Chu not able to believe that I have to stop here
But all by myself, worse anyway it hurts me too much
My body is a country at war about to end
Army general expects the worst
I’m hungry, I’m fret, I’m too weak to wake up
We’re going to raise the white flag one point that’s all
I hear the phone screaming, I have friends
I wish I could get it up to talk to them
Say hello! I’m correct, always alive
The planet spins, isn’t supposed to spin without me
My enemy is arrogant and silent
It’s fun to know so young or old
He is sure of himself, he is methodical, he takes his time
Is in the service of death, does not know the feelings
These last days I have aged 4000 years
Visiting old memories that I’m not proud of
To make peace with your regrets, it takes time
I find myself a hundred times more tired, too tired but less bitter
The history of the world and my history are mixed
I just lived a hundred thousand other lives in a second
All my bullshit and the ambition of humanity
It comes down to the same thing, there’s no culprit, there’s no shame
But I’m happy because at least I’m dying with peace of mind
I’m going to start my other life the same way
I’m going to have instinct, I’m going to stay true to my style
The perfect harmony between my heart and my reason
The harmonica is not a violin, it is not eternal
And then it cries as if it was aware of its fate
Besides at night I allow myself to cry with her
I’m waiting a little, I’m in no hurry, I’m waiting for death.

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steve_davis  Jan 19, 2020 • 2:42:17am

re: #57 Dread Pirate

We had a sherbert on the delivery list…

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Taxes included.

LOL! “Taxes included,” because the state isn’t going to intentionally do anything that is going to let the Feds go after its citizens with a paper trail.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 4:08:38am

re: #72 Chrysicat

The Republican narrative is that Elizabeth Warren invented the story of her Native American Heritage to gain undue advantage through some Affirmative Action program.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2020 • 4:51:24am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:06:23am

via Huffpo

President Donald Trump offered chilling details to GOP donors about the airstrike assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 2 — and a new reason for the hit: He was saying “bad things” about America.

“How much of this shit do we have to listen to?” Trump asked his audience of well-heeled contributors Friday night at Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Palm Beach, Florida, according to audio recordings of his comments obtained by CNN and The Washington Post.

“He was saying bad things about our country, like ‘we’re going to attack, we’re going to kill your people,’”
Trump said, according to the Post.

The president didn’t mention any “imminent attack” planned by the military commander.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:12:34am

from nbcnews website. 13k votes aint nothing:

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:27:30am

Virginia braces for enormous gun-rights rally Monday
“Convoys and militias are coming, if social media posts are to be believed, headed to Virginia’s capital on Monday to take a stand for gun rights — or, in the words of some, to fan the flames of a civil war.

“I’ll be rolling into town early. I can’t give you my exact time for security reasons,” said Christian Yingling, head of the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia and a leader at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

“I organized a convoy, places we can meet up and drive up together. I’ll be leading it,” said Tammy Lee, a militia activist in Oklahoma.

Both Lee and Yingling were members of groups that signed consent decrees never to return to Charlottesville while armed, part of a lawsuit settlement over the violence there. But there is no restriction against coming to Richmond.”

“For security reasons?” What a ridiculous poseur. Still, these goobers have guns, they are obsessed with them, and they have the administration, the NRA, and, ultimately, the Russian oligarchy behind them. It’s likely that nothing untoward will happen but disaster is a real possibility and it will be very tense until these mutants get out of town and crawl back to their caves and ‘burbs.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:29:01am

re: #50 uriel

I spent a couple of years in Greenville when I was shuttling back and forth between my mom and dad. The first day there my dad and his friends spent a large part of the evening discussing the previous night’s news that a cop had cut off the ear of a black man with a garden hoe. Didn’t really seem to be any particular reason- cop just got angry, and well, there you go. Should have known better.

No charges were ever filled.

Racism in Mississippi is as intrinsic to its character as kudzu, spanish moss and the dead, moist heat.

I graduated HS in Greenville, MS. My dad was born there and I have many family members still living there. I know exactly what you mean. Was shot at one night by some redneck shitstains because my best friend there was black and we were hanging out. I know those fuckers well.

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Weaselone  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:29:16am

re: #78 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Can you choose both? Because if you remove the yes and no I agree with both statements.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:30:05am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m expecting the police to treat these White Supremacists with kid gloves and spend their energy harrassing counter protesters. That’s how such rallies usually play out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:40:40am

re: #82 Patricia Kayden

I’m expecting the police to treat these White Supremacists with kid gloves and spend their energy harrassing counter protesters. That’s how such rallies usually play out.

Trump needs to go from “good people on both sides” to “good people on gun-rights side and bad people on gun-control side”. I have a feeling that there are people working on presenting that scenario to the press…

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:42:15am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:46:19am

re: #77 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

via Huffpo

“Saying bad things about us?” I guess Cheeto will have to nuke Primrose Hill in London. That’s the uber-chic ‘hood where all the “rich lefties” (BBC presenters, communard celebrities, general chatterati etc.) are alleged to live.

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:53:39am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

rump need to go from “good people on both sides” to “good people on gun rights side and bad people on gun-control side”. I have a feeling that there are people working on presenting that scenario to the press…

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Right: just what Trump needs at this juncture: openly put himself firmly down on the side of Nazis, racists and gun nuts (because you just know that’s who will be highlighted as the “stars” of the Richmond rally): should do wonders for his public-opinion numbers…
[/sarc]

And yeah, I realize he’s pretty much done that already…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 5:54:37am

re: #86 Jay C

[sarc]
Right: just what Trump needs at this juncture: openly put himself firmly down on the side of Nazis, racists and gun nuts (because you just know that’s who will be highlighted as the “stars” of the Richmond rally): should do wonders for his public-opinion numbers…
[/sarc]

And yeah, I realize he’s pretty much done that already…

The point will be to portray the Antifa and gun-control activists as dangerous radicals.

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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:12:29am

Good morning!

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:12:44am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point will be to portray the Antifa and gun-control activists as dangerous radicals.

Well, when at least some of those “dangerous radicals” are a duly-elected State Legislature, it’s kind of hard to paint them as just some fringe: one presumes that the slate of gun-control measures they are considering - as the NYT condenses:

The measures limit purchases of handguns to one each month; require that gun buyers submit to background checks; and allow local governments to ban guns in parks and public buildings. [Governor] Mr. Northam has said he would sign each of the bills.

has to have some some of public support behind them. These measures seem pretty mild to me: MAYBE excepting the monthly limit - though of course, to the gun-nut crowd, ANY firearms-controlling measures are intolerable.

“Antifa”, though, is another matter: if only for the boogeyman-factor they unfortunately evoke in most of the media. Hopefully, their presence will be minimal, and their “services” NOT required…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:16:11am

re: #89 Jay C

has to have some some of public support behind them. These measures seem pretty mild to me: MAYBE excepting the monthly limit - though of course, to the gun-nut crowd, ANY firearms-controlling measures are intolerable.

Slippery slope and all, soon they will be coming and confiscating.

After all, the 2nd Amendment don’t say nothin’ about no regulations, do it?

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:18:39am

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Teukka  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:19:21am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point will be to portray the Antifa and gun-control activists as dangerous radicals.

Pic related?

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:19:52am

re: #91 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

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They get much more excited when the lotto is at an all time high. At least they have a chance then.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:20:53am

Pun break.


(This isn’t me btw. Kind of looks like it though.)
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:21:48am

From that new book “a very stable genius”

Trump “doesn’t fire people … he tortures them until they’re willing to quit”

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:22:17am

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:23:43am

I’m seeing lots of tweets about Harry and Meghan and what a vicious social climber Meghan is and how unfair it is to be accused of racism and wonder why English soccer fans have to be reminded by public announcements at games not to yell racist stuff at black players but aren’t told “don’t call them social climbers.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:24:13am

re: #93 Eventual Carrion

They get much more excited when the lotto is at an all time high. At least they have a chance then.

Lottery sales are highest in the high population states (of course). Powerball jackpot is currently creeping up to real-money territory and the sales are starting to go up.

Lottery sales have been down, significantly, for the draw games the past year. This has not been covered enough, as I think it is a window into America.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:24:17am

re: #92 Teukka

Pic related?

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Yes, holding that view and also “Immigrants come to steal our jobs, and they are lazy and don’t want to work”. I figure these people are just hooked on opioids and not too bright, hence I call them Oxy-morons.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:24:40am

re: #41 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really think he’s like the white leftists that Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison wrote about. Either way, he never misses an opportunity to crap on the Obama coalition that this Southern white man was honored to be a part of. He just doesn’t seem to like the fact that whites in most states are Republicans and instead of actually trying to realize that maybe he sees things too black and white, he says stupid shit like this. Vermont isn’t representative of our nation and that blinds Bernie so much politically.

Bending reality to his view (which must be the right one)

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:33:02am

re: #49 Dread Pirate

I tried three new (to me) strains of cannabis this month. There wasn’t much of a selection, only 14 varieties and most were cheaper strains.

Budzilla
Chemdawg 4
Blue Lemon Thai

I chose well. ha ha, ha ha.

How far we’ve come in such a short time. ;-)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:35:03am

Pilot and a Racist Trump Supporter All Wrapped in One: #MAGA Pilot Arrested for Racist Airport Graffiti

Also posted pro-Trump messages. Guy is 53, WAS employed by Delta subsdiary Endeavor Air. He’s apparently done quite a bit of this.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:36:52am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:37:24am

re: #63 Hecuba’s daughter

Picture of my sister and me at Saturday’s march in Chicago. My sister is the one with the Pinocchio sign; I reused my sign from
impeachment rally.

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I thought you were taller
Your sister too

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:40:07am

re: #103 Belafon

That was funny. Thanks for making me laugh. :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:51:51am

Meghan as a social climber while Prince Andrew consorts with scumbag serial rapists…that is social descent, not climbing…

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:54:00am

re: #66 Dave In Austin

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Um that’s capybara soup

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:55:38am

re: #76 Patricia Kayden

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Here’s a hell of a sentence:

“And on that frigid day in January 2009, when I had to tell the air traffic controller at New York Departure Control that I was about to land US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, after a bird strike following takeoff caused both engines to fail, my words came out with precision and control, even in the stress of a life-threatening emergency,”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:57:16am

re: #76 Patricia Kayden

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I have a stutter myself. Thanks Sully. Lara Trump can screw off. Her family can’t talk issues so they do shit like this.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:57:41am

re: #107 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Um that’s capybara soup

I believe that would be more of a capybara tea. Based on the inclusion of the lemons (or oranges)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:57:59am

Hello,

I’m off to my comedy class. This is the 2nd time and I have to do 4 minutes on stage. Nervous, but fun. I will report back latter. Have a day.

Doonesbury does Lindsey

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 6:58:26am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Virginia braces for enormous gun-rights rally Monday
“Convoys and militias are coming, if social media posts are to be believed, headed to Virginia’s capital on Monday to take a stand for gun rights — or, in the words of some, to fan the flames of a civil war.

“I’ll be rolling into town early. I can’t give you my exact time for security reasons,” said Christian Yingling, head of the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia and a leader at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

“I organized a convoy, places we can meet up and drive up together. I’ll be leading it,” said Tammy Lee, a militia activist in Oklahoma.

Both Lee and Yingling were members of groups that signed consent decrees never to return to Charlottesville while armed, part of a lawsuit settlement over the violence there. But there is no restriction against coming to Richmond.”

“For security reasons?” What a ridiculous poseur. Still, these goobers have guns, they are obsessed with them, and they have the administration, the NRA, and, ultimately, the Russian oligarchy behind them. It’s likely that nothing untoward will happen but disaster is a real possibility and it will be very tense until these mutants get out of town and crawl back to their caves and ‘burbs.

Not to minimize the potential..still remember “million trucker March”?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:00:20am

re: #112 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Not to minimize the potential..still remember “million trucker March”?

I do. Another fake populist movement by President Gold Toilet’s allies.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:01:27am

re: #112 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

Not to minimize the potential..still remember “million trucker March”?

I think more of possible outcomes like the time rival biker gangs showed up to the same chain restaurant in Waco, TX.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:01:34am

re: #85 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“Saying bad things about us?” I guess Cheeto will have to nuke Primrose Hill in London. That’s the uber-chic ‘hood where all the “rich lefties” (BBC presenters, communard celebrities, general chatterati etc.) are alleged to live.

The story keeps morphing cause there was no actual story.
Not that he could stay on message two days running anyway

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:03:15am

re: #52 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m wondering why, and how, Ohio has managed to earn North Carolina’s hate

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South Carolina hates Ohio, North Carolina hates South Carolina.

The Michigan/Ohio mutual hate stems from the football rivalry between the Wolverines (U. of Michigan) and the Buckeyes (Ohio State)

My mom was a Wolverine. I am a Blue Devil (LTU, not Duke) so it doesn’t mean much to me.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:06:35am

re: #99 Eventual Carrion

Yes, holding that view and also “Immigrants come to steal our jobs, and they are lazy and don’t want to work”. I figure these people are just hooked on opioids and not too bright, hence I call them Oxy-morons.

By putting both ideas out there they get more “coverage”.
Some buy into the first
Some the second
And noone hears or cares about the other contradictory comment floating around

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:08:15am

re: #116 The Pie Overlord!

South Carolina hates Ohio, North Carolina hates South Carolina.

The Michigan/Ohio mutual hate stems from the football rivalry between the Wolverines (U. of Michigan) and the Buckeyes (Ohio State)

My mom was a Wolverine. I am a Blue Devil (LTU, not Duke) so it doesn’t mean much to me.

Plus you guys had some conflict over Toledo when both states were part of the Northwest Territories. We don’t really “hate” West Virginia here. Definitely some looking down though but WV definitely has elements that hate how socially liberal Va has become. I honestly don’t hate any state though I could easily say I hate the political culture of a few.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:09:25am

re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Meghan as a social climber while Prince Andrew consorts with scumbag serial rapists…that is social descent, not climbing…

And apparently he is so weak she can manipulate the hell out of him

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:11:34am

re: #111 I Would Prefer Not To

Hello,

I’m off to my comedy class. This is the 2nd time and I have to do 4 minutes on stage. Nervous, but fun. I will report back latter. Have a day.

Doonesbury does Lindsey

Hahahahahahahaha
Too early?

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:17:27am

re: #118 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Plus you guys had some conflict over Toledo when both states were part of the Northwest Territories. We don’t really “hate” West Virginia here. Definitely some looking down though but WV definitely has elements that hate how socially liberal Va has become. **I honestly don’t hate any state though I could easily say I hate the political culture of a few.**

This tablet will not blockquote or bold or italic when in landscape
Only when held upright in portrait
Weird

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:17:55am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:18:37am

re: #119 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

And apparently he is so weak she can manipulate the hell out of him

Look at Malkin calling him emasculated. There are other bits of there referring to him as a SoyBoy.
And an article mocking her

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:21:31am

re: #123 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Look at Malkin calling him emasculated. There are other bits of there referring to him as a SoyBoy.

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And what does her husband do? It’s funny. All the talk about beta males and soy boys comes from people like Malkin who just spew shit for a living. Better a SJW lefty than an impotent rage right winger.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:23:42am

The real betas are dipshits who think compassion and empathy are weakness.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:27:06am

Hugh Hewitt looks like a corpse. Three years of defending Trump will do that to you.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:27:14am

re: #125 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Compassion and empathy are strengths. They make people see how others live and should be treated.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:29:58am

re: #47 Dread Pirate

“Come Together” was inspired by a request from Timothy Leary to write a song for his campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana.

Thank you Wikipedia.

Got them sued by Chuck Berry too, because Lennon nicked the ‘Here come old flat top’ line from ‘You Can’t Catch Me.’

Now in the 21st Century, I always sing ‘Here come old laptop.’

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:31:16am

re: #125 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The real betas are dipshits who think compassion and empathy are weakness.

The concept of alpha or beta anything (except various descriptors of particles) is dumb.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:32:19am

re: #127 PhillyPretzel

Compassion and empathy are strengths. They make people see how others live and should be treated.

The golden rule but I’m sure that’s just “cultural Marxism.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:32:36am

re: #123 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Look at Malkin calling him emasculated. There are other bits of there referring to him as a SoyBoy.
And an article mocking her

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I’ll say it: Sharing a bed with Meghan Markle every night is most definitely not evidence of emasculation.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:33:04am

re: #129 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The concept of alpha or beta anything (except various descriptors of particles) is dumb.

Incredibly so.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:33:45am

re: #131 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’ll say it: Sharing a bed with Meghan Markle every night is most definitely not evidence of emasculation.

She pisses off Piers Morgan. I reckon she’s doing something right.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:35:37am

re: #133 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Look up “wanker” in the dictionary, and there’s a picture of Piers Morgan.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:37:29am

re: #129 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The concept of alpha or beta anything (except various descriptors of particles) is dumb.

The people who use it most often have no concept of what it means; it describes an individual’s (current) status in a social hierarchy. It is a fluid term, it says little to nothing about the inherent nature of the individual, just how it stands in relation to others.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:39:55am

re: #131 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’ll say it: Sharing a bed with Meghan Markle every night is most definitely not evidence of emasculation.

We were joking that patrick j Adams (suits) gets to say he kissed her a lot and way before Harry ever did

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:41:38am

re: #134 Ace Rothstein

Look up “wanker” in the dictionary, and there’s a picture of Piers Morgan.

What kind of person whines about vegan sausage? I mean given the choice I prefer the real thing but Piers is so whiny about vegans. As I said the other night, it’s enough to make me wish for really painful dumps for him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:42:39am

re: #137 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

What kind of person whines about vegan sausage? I mean given the choice I prefer the real thing but Piers is so whiny about vegans. As I said the other night, it’s enough to make me wish for really painful dumps for him.

“Real Men Eat Meat” is one of the Pillars of Toxic Masculinity

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:43:14am

re: #78 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

from nbcnews website. 13k votes aint nothing:

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Totally meaningless poll — like all internet polls. Even worse than the infamous Literary Digest poll of 1936 which included over 2 million responses and predicted a Landon landslide. At least there is no reason to doubt that the 2 million were real people; with internet polls there is no way to know whether the votes are real people or even one person voting 13k times.

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mmmirele  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:45:12am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The people who use it most often have no concept of what it means; it describes an individuals (current) status in a social hierarchy. It is a fluid term, it says little to nothing about the inherent nature of the individual, just how it stands in relation to others.

Except that in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” it wasn’t fluid. You were either Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta or Epsilon. And you were expected to either live up to or stay in your place. And I believe this whole business about alphas and betas may have come from that, ultimately. The book was published in 1932; my mother read it in high school in the later 1950s. (Imagine my surprise finding out my mother had read “Brave New World” in high school. Then again, she went to school in California, while I was edumacated in Texas.)

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:46:06am

re: #137 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

What kind of person whines about vegan sausage? I mean given the choice I prefer the real thing but Piers is so whiny about vegans. As I said the other night, it’s enough to make me wish for really painful dumps for him.

Here’s a question for piers:
Can I eat the same ingredients if they are in a different shape and not called a sausage?
If so then you’re an arse.
On reflection you’re an arse anyway

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:46:46am

re: #89 Jay C

Well, when at least some of those “dangerous radicals” are a duly-elected State Legislature, it’s kind of hard to paint them as just some fringe: one presumes that the slate of gun-control measures they are considering - as the NYT condenses:

has to have some some of public support behind them. These measures seem pretty mild to me: MAYBE excepting the monthly limit - though of course, to the gun-nut crowd, ANY firearms-controlling measures are intolerable.

“Antifa”, though, is another matter: if only for the boogeyman-factor they unfortunately evoke in most of the media. Hopefully, their presence will be minimal, and their “services” NOT required…

Will be curious how many Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols will be openly displayed at that rally. Not all gun-nuts are Nazis and it will be interesting to see how they take being cheek-to-cheek with the open supremacists in that crowd.

I doubt the media however will broadly paint them with the brush that they’re all Nazi sympathizers since conservatives always get the benefit of the doubt as compared to how liberal protests are portrayed by them.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:47:14am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Real Men Eat Meat” is one of the Pillars of Toxic Masculinity

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Teukka  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:47:47am

re: #140 mmmirele

Except that in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” it wasn’t fluid. You were either Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta or Epsilon. And you were expected to either live up to or stay in your place. And I believe this whole business about alphas and betas may have come from that, ultimately. The book was published in 1932; my mother read it in high school in the later 1950s. (Imagine my surprise finding out my mother had read “Brave New World” in high school. Then again, she went to school in California, while I was edumacated in Texas.)

Side note, check out Huxley’s follow-up to “Brave New World”, “Brave New World Revisited”.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:48:01am

re: #139 Hecuba’s daughter

Totally meaningless poll — like all internet polls. Even worse than the infamous Literary Digest poll of 1936 which included over 2 million responses and predicted a Landon landslide. At least there is no reason to doubt that the 2 million were real people; with internet polls there is no way to know whether the votes are real people or even one person voting 13k times.

Nothing serious
Just a bit of Sunday morning fun

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:48:13am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

I’m seeing lots of tweets about Harry and Meghan and what a vicious social climber Meghan is and how unfair it is to be accused of racism and wonder why English soccer fans have to be reminded by public announcements at games not to yell racist stuff at black players but aren’t told “don’t call them social climbers.”

No one taught them to use “uppity” yet.
//

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:49:34am

re: #146 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

No one taught them to use “uppity” yet.
//

It’s early

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:50:36am

re: #99 Eventual Carrion

Yes, holding that view and also “Immigrants come to steal our jobs, and they are lazy and don’t want to work”. I figure these people are just hooked on opioids and not too bright, hence I call them Oxy-morons.

Translates as “They are a threat, but we’re still superior to them.” Pretty much the standard “other” treatment by the bigots since whenever. Dutch/Germans, Irish, Italians, Russians, etc. going back to the 13 Colonies. The labels just change every so often.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:51:16am

re: #88 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

If you look closely you can see Lev Parnas in the shade of the tree.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:52:22am

Playing some music and doing some random searches of YouTube. This came up and I thought “what a lineup”.

Joe Walsh, Ringo, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemens

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sagehen  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:53:09am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

I’m seeing lots of tweets about Harry and Meghan and what a vicious social climber Meghan is and how unfair it is to be accused of racism and wonder why English soccer fans have to be reminded by public announcements at games not to yell racist stuff at black players but aren’t told “don’t call them social climbers.”

Before Kate produced heirs, she and her sister Pippa were called social climbers. The UK press even nicknamed them, “the wisteria sisters”.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:56:01am

Cornyn admits he met the Trump family.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:56:37am

re: #149 Barefoot Grin

If you look closely you can see Lev Parnas in the shade of the tree.

LOL

Though Lev is in even more pictures than Maria Butina!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 7:57:02am

re: #140 mmmirele

Except that in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” it wasn’t fluid. You were either Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta or Epsilon. And you were expected to either live up to or stay in your place. And I believe this whole business about alphas and betas may have come from that, ultimately.

That again shows how clueless the people who use it are. That is a work of fiction about human breeding, but when they talk about “alpha male” I believe they generally have a pride of lions in mind. (totally forgetting that in hyenas, females are the alpha)

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:00:45am

re: #140 mmmirele

I had to read it in either middle school or high school in Abilene in the 80s.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:03:19am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That again shows how clueless the people who use it are. That is a work of fiction about human breeding, but when they talk about “alpha male” they have a pride of lions in mind. (totally forgetting that in hyenas, females are the alpha)

And your status was pretty much due to genetic engineering carried out before you were born as well. Artificially created castes, not an inherent evolutionary (or God-intended) superior status as these yahoos are implying

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:03:52am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:06:24am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That again shows how clueless the people who use it are. That is a work of fiction about human breeding, but when they talk about “alpha male” they have a pride of lions in mind. (totally forgetting that in hyenas, females are the alpha)

It was about programming humans — not really breeding. Children were brainwashed from the time they were infants on their role in society. Of course, the novel preceded computers but wasn’t the message, in effect, society can implant whatever software is needed to control an individual’s intellectual and social development? i.e. in the nature vs nurture argument, it was the ultimate in supporting the nurture side.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:07:57am

re: #158 Hecuba’s daughter

It was about programming humans — not really breeding. Children were brainwashed from the time they were infants on their role in society. Of course, the novel preceded computers but wasn’t the message, in effect, society can implant whatever software is needed to control an individual’s intellectual and social development? i.e. in the nature vs nurture argument, it was the ultimate in supporting the nurture side.

It was also breeding: alphas were bred one egg per individuals, the other classes were bred in multiples, dozens at a time, which also made industrial and social standardization a lot easier.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:11:36am

Speaking of corpses, Doucheawitz is on This Week.

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BigPapa  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:15:36am

re: #84 Patricia Kayden

Christian Evangelicals are an End Times cult: that’s why they DGAF about climate change or Agent Orange’s character flaws. Now they control US war machine and nukes.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:16:50am

I always thought the alpha/beta male concepts came from wolves. There was a widespread—but wrong—idea that wolf packs were organized around “alphas”. Not true. Wolves organize through familial lines, just like most other mammals. Many places still teach this.

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BigPapa  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:22:49am

So Huge Hewitt just said he’s voting for Bernie in Virginia on Meat the Chuck.

The Ratfuckularity is coming along nicely. But I do like the fact that it’s clear they want to run against St Bernardus. Stocking up on popcorn watching the Talibern respond.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:23:17am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:26:44am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Social climber? WTF they are climbing down from the top of their social circle

I was watching the LA 2-9 TV News/psyops, and they televised an interview with a “Royal Watcher” who had palpable seething rage over the whole thing. The unsaid: how dare they leave the club to which I’ve aspired to join my whole bleeping life!

I went from Meh to ardently backing Meghan and Harry on the spot

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:27:25am

Speaking of novels, I finished reading “The Testaments” which is the sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

It has a bazillion spoilers in case you are not caught up on all the Hulu series episodes, all I can tell you is

that while the original was only in Offred (June’s) voice, this book has 3 voices: Hannah (June’s daughter), Nicole (who was smuggled to Canada at the end of Season 2) and Aunt Lydia.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:28:07am

re: #165 So Cal Greek Hippie

Meghan and Harry spilling the beans from the inside on the Royal Watcher industry is an existential threat.

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calochortus  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:30:28am

re: #165 So Cal Greek Hippie

Social climber? WTF they are climbing down from the top of their social circle

I was watching the LA 2-9 TV News/psyops, and they televised an interview with a “Royal Watcher” who had palpable seething rage over the whole thing. The unsaid: how dare they leave the club to which I’ve aspired to join my whole bleeping life!

I went from Meh to ardently backing Meghan and Harry on the spot

Seems to me that if you are a member of a royal family and marry anyone except a very close relative (see: 19th century European royal families and how did that work out?) you are marrying “down” and your new spouse has climbed socially. (See also: so what?)

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Disloyal Archangel  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:30:45am

I keep seeing McSally-related stuff constantly in my Twitter feed. Starting to get really annoying, since that unelected hack is really one of the worst…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:41:16am

re: #153 Hecuba’s daughter

LOL

Though Lev is in even more pictures than Maria Butina!

Lev is the Maria Butina of Rudy Giulianis.

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BigPapa  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:43:26am

#McSallyIsAHack is trending. Justice, be done.

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:48:31am

re: #165 So Cal Greek Hippie

Social climber? WTF they are climbing down from the top of their social circle

I was watching the LA 2-9 TV News/psyops, and they televised an interview with a “Royal Watcher” who had palpable seething rage over the whole thing. The unsaid: how dare they leave the club to which I’ve aspired to join my whole bleeping life!

I went from Meh to ardently backing Meghan and Harry on the spot

Yeah: JIMO, the whole “Megxit” thing has pushed a whole lot of buttons in the British “public” - or at least the “public” the trash media wants to promote as the “normal” - and that’s just one of them.

To me, the whole subtext is that Royals like Prince Harry owe a “duty” to the country/the people/the society in return for their social standing smack atop the pyramid of privilege in British society (and, of course, though it’s seldom stressed, the enormous wealth). That Harry has decided that said “duty” doesn’t entail having to put up with endless public scrutiny/gossip/abuse of him, his wife, and his children by a vicious and unethical gutter press, and that he wants out, just ticks off too many Brits for whom “It Just Isn’t Done” is still a main guiding principle…..

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:52:32am

re: #168 calochortus

For sure.

Crazy that a telegenic mom who is a former TV Star is thought incapable of doing the “Royal Duties“, most of which seem to involve looking good on TV, knowing your lines and birthing a child.

I also think the idea of more genetic material in that scene is really good from a “they are right on the edge of inbred!” perspective.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Jan 19, 2020 • 8:56:34am

re: #111 I Would Prefer Not To

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:05:20am

re: #171 BigPapa

McSally is representative to what’s happened to the GOP as a whole… she won in what used to be AZ-8 as a moderate in a highly competitive district that used to be represented by Gabby Giffords, it incorporates a fair bit of Metro Tucson, offset with a boatload of rural SE AZ comprised of a whole lotta ranchers and small business types that usually gravitate to the GOP, they ARE concerned about the border because the coyotes that traffic people/drugs can be destructive, knocking down fences and vandalizing property and when they started trending more to combing drugs with people, it attracted more violent types… So in short, our drug problem and our illegal border crossing problems here in Southern AZ became intertwined. Giffords believed in enforcement and in attempting to tackle the money aspect of the issue by pushing for not only better enforcement of people coming in, but money going out. McSally, not so much and soon morphed from a military vet who was a trailblazer and who had her own stories of sexual assault while rising thru ranks to leading the GOP cheers to gut the ACA and succumb to the “it’s either them or us” mentality that is so pervasive.

It’s sad to watch some devolve politically like this… I loathe what she stands for and her own personal failings from respected vet to just another Fox spewing fanatic

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Teukka  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:08:32am

:snickers:

Facebook Post

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:10:38am

re: #176 Teukka

rofl. That is certainly true.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:10:47am

re: #175 piratedan

McSally is representative to what’s happened to the GOP as a whole… she won in what used to be AZ-8 as a moderate in a highly competitive district that used to be represented by Gabby Giffords, it incorporates a fair bit of Metro Tucson, offset with a boatload of rural SE AZ comprised of a whole lotta ranchers and small business types that usually gravitate to the GOP, they ARE concerned about the border because the coyotes that traffic people/drugs can be destructive, knocking down fences and vandalizing property and when they started trending more to combing drugs with people, it attracted more violent types… So in short, our drug problem and our illegal border crossing problems here in Southern AZ became intertwined. Giffords believed in enforcement and in attempting to tackle the money aspect of the issue by pushing for not only better enforcement of people coming in, but money going out. McSally, not so much and soon morphed from a military vet who was a trailblazer and who had her own stories of sexual assault while rising thru ranks to leading the GOP cheers to gut the ACA and succumb to the “it’s either them or us” mentality that is so pervasive.

It’s sad to watch some devolve politically like this… I loathe what she stands for and her own personal failings from respected vet to just another Fox spewing fanatic

Trump touched the GOP and poisoned it. There was a lot wrong there before Trump since he’s their rotten underbelly turned to “11”, but a lot of people in the party who seemed to have some good in them appear to have doubled down on the ugly and transformed out of a misplaced sense of party loyalty and/or greed to maintain power.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:11:53am

re: #162 Sherlock Hound

I always thought the alpha/beta male concepts came from wolves. There was a widespread—but wrong—idea that wolf packs were organized around “alphas”. Not true. Wolves organize through familial lines, just like most other mammals. Many places still teach this.

also, alphas often spend so much time fighting for dominance that the betas sneak in and mate with the females while they are distracted…it is a lot more complex than these dimwits would like to make it out…

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TedStriker  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:12:29am

re: #176 Teukka

:snickers:

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re: #177 PhillyPretzel

rofl. That is certainly true.

“I need my Thin Mint fix, maaan…I’m hurtin’ bad!!!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:14:49am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Trump touched the GOP and poisoned it. There was a lot wrong there before Trump since he’s their rotten underbelly turned to “11”, but a lot of people in the party who seemed to have some good in them appear to have doubled down on the ugly and transformed out of a misplaced sense of party loyalty and/or greed to maintain power.

He started an attention-grabbing race to the bottom: anything that was seen as critical of their opposition or the Left in general went undisputed, no matter how far-fetched, contradictory or unfounded.

There is no bottom, this is turtles all the way down now, and the GOP has the choice between alienating these people entirely or losing the rest of the electorate.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:14:49am

re: #180 TedStriker

owww. I need some Trifoils. If I do not get them I will die. (I do like Thin Mints and Trifoils)

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:16:33am

Remember hearing about that warehouse full of abandoned FEMA supplies in Puerto Rico?

Here it is.

Descubren almacén lleno de suministros en Ponce desde María.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:16:52am

Reliable Sources re: A Very Stable Genius.

Meridith McGraw: “Bucks traditional presidential ways”.
Margaret Sullivan: Overall themes are familiar but details are shocking
Dahlia Lithwick: “We’re slowly dying by reality show.”

We need more Dahlia and less Meridith. We are frogs in boiling water and and when this is over, our nation will be dead.

State of the Union:
And shouldn’t publicity hound Dershowitz be indicted for his involvement with Epstein?

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:17:31am

re: #182 PhillyPretzel

Fellow Trefoils fanatic here. Thin Mints are delicious too, and I wouldn’t say no to the peanut butter ones either.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:18:44am
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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:19:38am

re: #175 piratedan

McSally is representative to what’s happened to the GOP as a whole… she won in what used to be AZ-8 as a moderate in a highly competitive district that used to be represented by Gabby Giffords, it incorporates a fair bit of Metro Tucson, offset with a boatload of rural SE AZ comprised of a whole lotta ranchers and small business types that usually gravitate to the GOP, they ARE concerned about the border because the coyotes that traffic people/drugs can be destructive, knocking down fences and vandalizing property and when they started trending more to combing drugs with people, it attracted more violent types… So in short, our drug problem and our illegal border crossing problems here in Southern AZ became intertwined. Giffords believed in enforcement and in attempting to tackle the money aspect of the issue by pushing for not only better enforcement of people coming in, but money going out. McSally, not so much and soon morphed from a military vet who was a trailblazer and who had her own stories of sexual assault while rising thru ranks to leading the GOP cheers to gut the ACA and succumb to the “it’s either them or us” mentality that is so pervasive.

It’s sad to watch some devolve politically like this… I loathe what she stands for and her own personal failings from respected vet to just another Fox spewing fanatic

McSally did not win. She got her ass handed to her by Kristen Sinema, and then was appointed to McCain’s seat after John Kyl was done being a placeholder.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:21:27am

THAT DOES NOT COMPUTE, WILL ROBINSON!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:22:55am

Hey Captain Underpants! Just come out and say that Republicans are above the law!

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:23:18am

re: #125 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The real betas are dipshits who think compassion and empathy are weakness.

re: #127 PhillyPretzel

Compassion and empathy are strengths. They make people see how others live and should be treated.

Unfortunately in the last few decades or so, we’ve seen the political limits of how far compassion and empathy can get you, compared to the absolute power of unfiltered resentment, hate, and assholery.

For all the paeans to grace, compassion, etc. this country has, it truly does worship the platonic ideal of the asshole a lot.

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TedStriker  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:23:35am

re: #182 PhillyPretzel

owww. I need some Trifoils. If I do not get them I will die. (I do like Thin Mints and Trifoils)

At least with Thin Mints, there’s a year-round version readily available: Keebler Grasshoppers.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:24:34am

And now Chris Wallace beats down Queen Lindsay!

crooksandliars.com

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:24:41am

re: #191 TedStriker

Lorna Doones are a good substitute for Trefoils.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:26:02am

Oh, for fuck’s sake….

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:27:41am

re: #193 plansbandc

They are good but I like Walkers. :)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:27:45am

Mr. Schiff Stands Firm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:29:58am
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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:30:07am

re: #195 PhillyPretzel

Walker’s are killer good. So buttery.

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:30:29am

re: #187 makeitstop

McSally did not win. She got her ass handed to her by Kristen Sinema, and then was appointed to McCain’s seat after John Kyl was done being a placeholder.

And another factor (inescapable, but still sad to see), as a Senator, McSally has to appeal to a statewide, rather than a local, electorate*: and in AZ GOP terms, I’m guessing, that equals unquestioning Trump-cultism, xenophobia, and party-before-country in each and every consideration. Fortunately, I think the Loser Stink may sink her in the fall: the main announced (D) contender - Mark Kelly - has reportedly been consistently polling ahead of her.

ETA: The Republican electorate, that is….

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:35:35am

re: #199 Jay C

And another factor (inescapable, but still sad to see), as a Senator, McSally has to appeal to a statewide, rather than a local, electorate*: and in AZ GOP terms, I’m guessing, that equals unquestioning Trump-cultism, xenophobia, and party-before-country in each and every consideration. Fortunately, I think the Loser Stink may sink her in the fall: the main announced (D) contender - Mark Kelly - has reportedly been consistently polling ahead of her.

ETA: The Republican electorate, that is….

McSally: I’m a fighter pilot!

Kelly: That’s nice, dear.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:42:01am

I love Mark and am contributing $$ to him, Amy and Jamie every month. Want to see every Republican stooge get fired in November!

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:42:40am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:43:04am

So, it snowed a bit earlier today. A photo taken from my balcony earlier today.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:47:39am

re: #203 Dr Lizardo

So, it snowed a bit earlier today. A photo taken from my balcony earlier today.

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The snow that played hell out here yesterday and last night is pretty much gone this morning.

Yesterday at this time it was in the mid-twenties, today it’s hovering around 40. This weather is gonna give me whiplash, I swear.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:49:57am

In much brighter news, this was in my timeline: A livetweet thread of someone’s very first time watching Princess Bride with minimal cultural osmosis. It really is a trip and shows how magical the movie is even in 2020.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2020 • 9:58:50am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:02:16am

re: #206 Charles Johnson

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Spoiler alert: Frank Luntz still sucks.

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retired cynic  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:03:51am

re: #204 makeitstop

The snow that played hell out here is pretty much gone this morning.

Yesterday at this time it was in the mid-twenties, today it’s hovering around 40. This weather is gonna give me whiplash, I swear.

Heh. We were at 60. Now we at 10, with wind chills below zero. I’d settle for 40!

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b.d. (He's Impeached)  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:14:32am

re: #206 Charles Johnson

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Maybe you can name it after him?

The Frank Foiler? The Lunatic Luntz Blocker? The Luntz Wingnut Sweeper?

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:20:18am

re: #205 Citizen K

In much brighter news, this was in my timeline: A livetweet thread of someone’s very first time watching Princess Bride with minimal cultural osmosis. It really is a trip and shows how magical the movie is even in 2020.

THAT is the finest thing I have ever seen on twitter. Thank you.

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piratedan  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:21:23am

re: #187 makeitstop

she did win as a Congressional candidate, when I cited AZ-8, that was the Congressional district in question. I know full well that she was appointed to McCain seat by Governor Douchebag (Ducey)

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:21:42am

The constant, obvious lying by Republicans is enraging.

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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:30:33am

Lunchables

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:41:26am

heads up Texas!

still a moron:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:47:47am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2020 • 10:56:26am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:00:50am
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retired cynic  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:08:20am

re: #217 Charles Johnson

That’s a home-made Rapture. If they have an area on the moon that can hold some people in an acceptable atmosphere, after they have this world on the brink of destruction, they can take their small number (whisk them away!) to the moon and have their own Rapture.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:12:13am

re: #118 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Plus you guys had some conflict over Toledo when both states were part of the Northwest Territories. We don’t really “hate” West Virginia here. Definitely some looking down though but WV definitely has elements that hate how socially liberal Va has become. I honestly don’t hate any state though I could easily say I hate the political culture of a few.

This born and bred Virginian hates West Virginia, but that hatred didn’t come until weeks after I had moved there at age 29 when my wife took a job at a now defunct college/university run by an autocratic Trumpian grifter who was once the highest paid private university president in the nation. (Google College of West Virginia/Mountain State University. Also google “Charles Polk” and “Apex Learning” for the former university president’s business ethics philosophy.) I was stuck in West Virginia for nine years. I regard that period as our personal “lost decade.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:13:30am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:14:26am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:19:18am

re: #216 Charles Johnson

Was completely dumbfounded by this revelation on Dershowitz. Hopefully this will derail his appearance for Team Trump. Not that he had any credibility with me before then — his specialty seems to be helping criminals escape convictions for their felonies; he treats the law as a game where the search for truth is irrelevant and winning by any means is the only goal.

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:19:34am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So basically, the House has delivered a lengthy, well-referenced clearly-reasoned legal indictment of President Trump, and the President’s “defense” team has responded with a string of Trump-tweets?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:19:45am
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Sherlock Hound  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:20:38am

re: #218 retired cynic

That’s a home-made Rapture. If they have an area on the moon that can hold some people in an acceptable atmosphere, after they have this world on the brink of destruction, they can take their small number (whisk them away!) to the moon and have their own Rapture.

That’s the libertarian fantasy right there. It is. I read the same science fiction they did, and I belonged to the L5 Society for a time. Stanley Schmidt, who edited Analog SF Magazine, was always running stories with that trope, and the idea of escaping the statists.

I have really mixed emotions: I love space. But as a disabled person on assistance, I am just the kind of person the libertarians want to escape from!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:21:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:23:21am
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Dread Pirate  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:23:36am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:26:27am

re: #219 A Three Hour Tour

This born and bred Virginian hates West Virginia, but that hatred didn’t come until weeks after I had moved there at age 29 when my wife took a job at a now defunct college/university run by an autocratic Trumpian grifter who was once the highest paid private university president in the nation. (Google College of West Virginia/Mountain State University. Also google “Charles Polk” and “Apex Learning” for the former university president’s business ethics philosophy.) I was stuck in West Virginia for nine years. I regard that period as our personal “lost decade.”

Oh, I don’t doubt you for a second. I just don’t “hate” it. Unfortunately though, Trumpism does lend itself very well to WV politics and business. The current governor of WV is out of central casting to play a 19th century robber baron antagonist.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:31:22am
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:32:39am
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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:35:22am

re: #229 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh, I don’t doubt you for a second. I just don’t “hate” it. Unfortunately though, Trumpism does lend itself very well to WV politics and business. The current governor of WV is out of central casting to play a 19th century robber baron antagonist.

I’ve had conversations with the current governor of West Virginia when he served on our local school board. Back then, he could talk a good game, but after a while, you’d wonder how much you could really trust him, and then, he’d eventually flake out and prove unreliable.

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retired cynic  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:36:41am

Cory Booker was a candidate of grace in an ugly political climate, by Karen Tumulty in WaPo.

…”But I do not believe you can campaign wrong and then hope to govern right.”
As he announced his departure, Booker said that while he fell short in his campaign for president, he has not lost the central belief that animated it. “I’m proud I never compromised my faith in these principles during this campaign to score political points or tear down others,” he said. “And maybe I’m stubborn, but I’ll never abandon my faith in what we can accomplish when we join together.”
Booker’s may not have been the right rallying cry for the fevered 2020 primary campaign. But it will be a terrible thing for the country if it cannot strike a chord somewhere down the road.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:37:38am

TLDR: Good law firms won’t work for Trump because he’s stolen so much of their services that the word is out. Thief is the word.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:42:35am

Tomorrow is going to be a total shitshow in VA isn’t it?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:42:51am

re: #233 retired cynic

I would like if President Warren would pick him as VP.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:46:18am

re: #235 Eclectic Cyborg

Tomorrow is going to be a total shitshow in VA isn’t it?

Yeah I’m dreading it. I just hope it causes even more backlash against the gun nuts. The Republican majority in Richmond for years ignored gun violence.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:46:51am

re: #236 GlutenFreeJesus

I would like if President Warren would pick him as VP.

That wouldn’t be a bad team. I like Warren-Castro as a possibility too.

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retired cynic  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:47:05am

re: #236 GlutenFreeJesus

I would like if President Warren would pick him as VP.

I’m not sure where I want him. Depends on who wins the nomination, I guess.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:48:14am

re: #219 A Three Hour Tour

This born and bred Virginian hates West Virginia, but that hatred didn’t come until weeks after I had moved there at age 29 when my wife took a job at a now defunct college/university run by an autocratic Trumpian grifter who was once the highest paid private university president in the nation. (Google College of West Virginia/Mountain State University. Also google “Charles Polk” and “Apex Learning” for the former university president’s business ethics philosophy.) I was stuck in West Virginia for nine years. I regard that period as our personal “lost decade.”

Whoa, I hadn’t heard of MSU and Polk’s Apex Thinking (I just read a bit in an editorial from WV Observer that quoted some real Machiavellian shit in Polk’s book. Sorry to hear of your family’s travails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:51:59am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:55:09am

re: #239 retired cynic

I’m not sure where I want him. Depends on who wins the nomination, I guess.

My two tickets would be Biden-Harris and Warren-Castro. But the VP probably won’t or shouldn’t be a former candidate. Then again, it worked out okay for Obama and Biden.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:57:36am

Another one of those 4-second out-of-context clips that BernieBros use to ratfuck other Democrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:58:08am
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 11:59:16am

re: #180 TedStriker

“I need my Thin Mint fix, maaan…I’m hurtin’ bad!!!”

Season 6 of the wire?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:00:21pm

re: #243 The Pie Overlord!

Another one of those 4-second out-of-context clips that BernieBros use to ratfuck other Democrats.

Bernie campaigns a lot like Trump. A messiah complex and trashing everyone who doesn’t share his absolutist approach. I don’t want Bernie for President because I want progress. If you want progress, you shouldn’t be looking at him as a serious candidate.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:00:37pm

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hugh Hewett is only endorsing Bernie Sanders in order to fuck a [Democ]rat.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:01:21pm

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s going to happen again isn’t it? Bernie’s going to get votes from people who will support Trump and he’s going to use that to argue that’s why he should be the nominee.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:01:38pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:02:50pm

re: #247 The Pie Overlord!

Hugh Hewett is only endorsing Bernie Sanders in order to fuck a [Democ]rat.

I mean it’s the same thing Limbaugh tried urging his listeners to do with Obama 12 years ago so I don’t necessarily blame Bernie for it. Where I do blame Bernie is this. Acting like his wins in Republican primary mostly white states is an argument for why he should be the nominee and shitting on the more diverse electorate. When Biden beats him considerably in SC, we’re going to see so much shitting on that state from his campaign.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:03:48pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:04:45pm

re: #240 Barefoot Grin

Whoa, I hadn’t heard of MSU and Polk’s Apex Thinking (I just read a bit in an editorial from WV Observer that quoted some real Machiavellian shit in Polk’s book. Sorry to hear of your family’s travails.

Yeah, the place had a real coal-camp mentality.

No academic freedom. No tenure. Low pay. You could be fired, locked out of your office, and escorted off the premises for any reason. We were warned that they kept track of which faculty members and their families didn’t show up for the president’s beginning of the academic year’s mandatory cookout.

The president’s attitude was that PhDs were a dime a dozen and easily replaced and EdDs weren’t worth hiring. (His own degree was an EdD, BTW.

But, he had cut a Gospel CD, and in Southern WV, that apparently covers a lot of sins.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:08:32pm

Watching this guy unwrap this giant - it turns out - beanbag chair is a very satisfying watch, with the bonus of an unexpected plot twist.

Well, unexpected to anyone who doesn’t own a dog.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:11:16pm
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Teukka  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:11:18pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Variation on this?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:12:05pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jesus Christ! What’s Dory doing in the UK?

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:13:08pm

re: #237 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I’m dreading it. I just hope it causes even more backlash against the gun nuts. The Republican majority in Richmond for years ignored gun violence.

IMO, it’s all going to come down to the level of violence the march engenders. If it comes off with a hitch, or at least only minor, non-casualty-inducing hitches, it’s probably going to be reported (unfortunately) as at least moderately favorable to the marchers. Or, in any case, frantically both-sidered.

However, if there is, (Dog forbid) a Charlottesville-type incident, yeah: I think the backlash is going to come: I’m sure that there are going to be plenty of swastikas, Odin runes and SS-symbols in evidence: it’s not likely to make the march organizers look good if their “Second Amendment” turnout devolves into a Nuremberg Rally, still less if violence breaks out.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:16:19pm

re: #257 Jay C

IMO, it’s all going to come down to the level of violence the march engenders. If it comes off with a hitch, or at least only minor, non-casualty-inducing hitches, it’s probably going to be reported (unfortunately) as at least moderately favorable to the marchers. Or, in any case, frantically both-sidered.

However, if there is, (Dog forbid) a Charlottesville-type incident, yeah: I think the backlash is going to come: I’m sure that there are going to be plenty of swastikas, Odin runes and SS-symbols in evidence: it’s not likely to make the march organizers look good if their “Second Amendment” turnout devolves into a Nuremberg Rally, still less if violence breaks out.

Probably there will be only 10 attendees and 35 journalists.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:16:40pm

BTW, yes, that is EXACTLY what Dory would do. We sometimes find Rango sleeping uncomfortably on the floor, while Dory…well, just look.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:18:12pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:18:54pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the GOP talking head dropping back into the standard criminality vs incompetence defense and choosing the latter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:19:53pm

re: #260 The Pie Overlord!

I am so, so comfortable with setting the precedent that if the next president abuses her/his power to extort a foreign government into opening a bogus investigation into a political opponent for political gain, they will also get impeached

And if this President’s personal lawyer, campaign chairman and personal adviser are also convicted of various crimes in which the President is an unnamed co-conspirator, I am also comfortable with the ensuing “witch hunt”…

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:21:04pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Make mistakes” doesn’t spell “coordinated conspiracy”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:34:13pm

JFC

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:40:01pm

re: #264 The Pie Overlord!

JFC

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Of course Glenn loves anything that slams Warren!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:42:25pm

re: #252 A Three Hour Tour

Yeah, the place had a real coal-camp mentality.

No academic freedom. No tenure. Low pay. You could be fired, locked out of your office, and escorted off the premises for any reason. We were warned that they kept track of which faculty members and their families didn’t show up for the president’s beginning of the academic year’s mandatory cookout.

The president’s attitude was that PhDs were a dime a dozen and easily replaced and EdDs weren’t worth hiring. (His own degree was an EdD, BTW.

But, he had cut a Gospel CD, and in Southern WV, that apparently covers a lot of sins.

Holy moly. I worked as visiting at a place that hired a former Goldman-Sachs exec who got a PhD midlife and immediately became a college president. He was shown the door when there was a nearly unanimous non-confidence vote from the faculty for his heavy-handed influence in faculty decision making. I was being considered for permanent employment, but the brouhaha made any hiring out of the question at the time. It can be a shitty world, academia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:43:01pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:43:25pm

We can make this happen and it will have national repercussions if we do.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:55:02pm

If the Texas House flips and Trumputin goes down to defeat, I’ll be able to hear wingnut heads exploding all the way from DFW. I may go up to the second floor verandah and sip Famous Grouse as I listen to that cheerful pop-pop-pop on election night.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:55:48pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:56:17pm

re: #269 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

If the Texas House flips and Trumputin goes down to defeat, I’ll be able to hear wingnut heads exploding all the way from DFW. I may go up to the second floor verandah and sip Famous Grouse as I listen to that cheerful pop-pop-pop on election night.

Like the climax of “Mars Attacks”, right down to the Slim Whitman yodeling.

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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:56:29pm

re: #255 Teukka

Variation on this?

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Stolen and tweeted.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:59:25pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aww. That one is a cutie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 12:59:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:01:33pm
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ericblair  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:01:56pm

re: #260 The Pie Overlord!

Lindsey Graham claims unironically that Trump’s biggest concern right now is with the sanctity of the office of the presidency.

“The one thing he talks to me constantly about is, what does the next president do after this if this is successful?” Graham says.

Of course, this is a veiled threat that if Trump is removed, the Republicans will impeach and remove the next Dem president. And, of course, they would do that anyway if they could get away with it, Trump impeachment or no Trump impeachment, so fuck their whining.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:03:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:05:48pm

thread starts here:

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:06:18pm

re: #222 Hecuba’s daughter

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:07:35pm

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

To paraphrase the Monkeys,

Another Gun Humper Sunday
Gun powder burning everywhere
Another Gun Humper Sunday
Here in the dead and dying land

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:10:59pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

Most important tweets in the thread, but yes, the entire thing is worth the read:

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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:12:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:16:36pm

*BLINK*

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:17:51pm

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shelby is saying that no one should believe him about anything from this day forward.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:17:52pm

they are flailing soooo hard…

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:17:58pm

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is how the R’s are going to write it off.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:19:16pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:19:23pm

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

*BLINK*

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Remember where Shithead Shelby spent a 4th of July…in Moscow getting his orders from Putin!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:20:58pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:20:58pm

re: #279 Ace Rothstein

Interesting — certainly suggests that Dershowitz may very well have practiced what he preached. He needs to be brought down by MeToo. Too many predators are still allowed free rein — and too many misogynists are still accorded respect despite their disgraceful rants.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:23:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:25:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:27:08pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

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but not a word about what’s happened in Hawaii

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:38:55pm

re: #290 Hecuba’s daughter

Interesting — certainly suggests that Dershowitz may very well have practiced what he preached. He needs to be brought down by MeToo. Too many predators are still allowed free rein — and too many misogynists are still accorded respect despite their disgraceful rants.

Dershowitz claims he kept his underwear on while getting that massage. The way men’s underwear is constructed, you don’t absolutely have to take them off so someone can have access to your relevant naughty bit.

(Note: autocorrect changed “Dershowitz” to “Fetishists” above, but I caught it before posting.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:39:46pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 19, 2020 • 1:56:10pm

re: #276 ericblair

Of course, this is a veiled threat that if Trump is removed, the Republicans will impeach and remove the next Dem president. And, of course, they would do that anyway if they could get away with it, Trump impeachment or no Trump impeachment, so fuck their whining.

The republicans will not take the house
Yes I’m saying it

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Semper Fi  Jan 19, 2020 • 2:41:27pm

re: #260 The Pie Overlord!

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You lie Lindsey. This President thinks only of himself.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 19, 2020 • 2:54:44pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

The guy in Monsey stopped the knife attack with a coffee table.


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