Trump Wants Nancy Pelosi to Go to Prison for Ripping Up a Copy of His Speech

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Remember when all those Republicans said Trump’s impeachment would teach him a lesson and he’d be “chastened,” so it was perfectly OK to acquit him because he’d be different now?

Well, of course this was a bad faith argument; none of them believed it for a second but it made for good media soundbites. And now Trump is demonstrating the kinds of “lessons” he learned — starting with putting Nancy Pelosi in prison.

Oh, and our wannabe dictator also thinks his impeachment should be “expunged” from his record now. So he learned a few things, all right.

UPDATE at 2/7/20 9:42:54 am by Charles Johnson

It’s nonsense, of course — and it was launched by one of the dumbest Trump supporters on the internet: PolitiFact | Charlie Kirk wrongly suggests Pelosi broke law by ripping Trump State of the Union speech.

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501 comments

1
retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:35:48am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:39:26am

Trump would love to get Pelosi and Schiff and a few others in prison and the way he’s corrupted the DOJ, he might be able to make it happen too. Right from the Dictators playbook: Imprison political enemies on bullshit charges to keep them out of the way.

3
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:39:38am

Triggered President Baby.

4
Rightwingconspirator  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:40:26am

Going to come a time when the IRS will be audition Trump critics first and supporters last. Ditto for other agencies. Hard on Trump on Facebook? Or Twitter? No post office job for you. Up for Major in the army? Better be a vocal MAGA guy. Need EBT? Better be quiet.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:40:50am

Behold, a person with zero redeeming qualities. I didn’t think it was possible, hell even certain genocidal leaders have loved their dogs or had something they did that wasn’t awful at some moment. This shitmuffin and all the baby shitmuffins that follow him just seem to want to be awful, like it’s a fucking achievement or something. It’s a fucking firehose of constant awful and evil shit. It’s exhausting.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:41:43am

re: #4 Rightwingconspirator

Going to come a time when the IRS will be audition Trump critics first and supporters last. Ditto for other agencies. Hard on Trump on Facebook? Or Twitter? No post office job for you. Up for Major in the army? Better be a vocal MAGA guy. Need EBT? Better be quiet.

THIS. This is where it’s heading at rapid speed.

And wait until you see what will happen if he gets re-elected…

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:42:16am

Campbell’s Bean with Bacon soup mmmm mmm good on this cold and damp day.

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:43:03am

re: #5 A Mom Anon

Behold, a person with zero redeeming qualities. I didn’t think it was possible, hell even certain genocidal leaders have loved their dogs or had something they did that wasn’t awful at some moment. This shitmuffin and all the baby shitmuffins that follow him just seem to want to be awful, like it’s a fucking achievement or something. It’s a fucking firehose of constant awful and evil shit. It’s exhausting.

It’s the Deification of the Asshole. Just a large segment of our country absolutely worships folks not just for not being good people, but for being outright awful people, especially when it’s against the ‘other’. This somehow marks them as the most genuine of people and worthy of admiration and imitation, because in their heart of hearts, they want to be as unrestrained shitgibbons as the folks they worship.

It’s that kind of shit that made me lose faith in the inherent goodness of people.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:43:44am

re: #3 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Triggered President Baby.

from you downstairs:

I like the line beware of simple plans, that shit’s for fascists and maybe teenagers. You can’t fix the world if all you have is a hammer.

but you can fix a harley

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:43:50am

Prepare Yourself For a Bumpy Ride Over the Next Nine Months
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

There is, however, one other branch of government that is sure to take center stage in the 2020 election: the Supreme Court. As I wrote previously, they will rule on three cases a few months before the election that will consume both the media and the voting public.

Whether the Trump administration can end DACA
A case that could end Roe v. Wade as we know it
Whether Donald Trump must release his tax returns and finances

11
BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:45:35am

The answer is, of course, idiotic, but the hair—JFC—the hair has developed a life of its own.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:45:56am

re: #9 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

from you downstairs:

but you can fix a harley

Yeah but the song isn’t about that lol

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:46:41am

If ripping a Presidential speech is illegal, then so is deleting a Presidential Tweet…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:47:52am

re: #11 BeachDem

The answer is, of course, idiotic, but the hair—JFC—the hair has developed a life of its own.

[Embedded content]

Here come old flat top
He come groovin’ up slowly
He got joo joo eyeballs
He one holy roller

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:48:42am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:48:51am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:49:20am

re: #4 Rightwingconspirator

Going to come a time when the IRS will be audition Trump critics first and supporters last. Ditto for other agencies. Hard on Trump on Facebook? Or Twitter? No post office job for you. Up for Major in the army? Better be a vocal MAGA guy. Need EBT? Better be quiet.

And that’s how you get a dictatorship by eliminating the independence of the federal government. He will be happy to purge anyone who he sees as not being loyal to him. I’ve never been glader that I didn’t get a job with the Feds.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:49:33am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

If you ask me, he had it coming too.

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:49:34am

re: #11 BeachDem

The answer is, of course, idiotic, but the hair—JFC—the hair has developed a life of its own.

[Embedded content]

The only thing fried around here is his brain.

Drug abuse will do that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:50:38am

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“For fuck’s sake, we’ve got Trump at Davos talking about cutting Medicare and no one in the party has the sense to plaster a picture of him up there sucking up to the global elites”

Because viewers are conditioned to see that as a portrait of a successful businessman…

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:50:38am

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I don’t find that entertaining. I find it terrifying.

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:51:45am

re: #12 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah but the song isn’t about that lol

Song got CL’d on the last thread. Here it is again, with lyrics behind the click.

Frank Turner - 1933

“Stop asking musicians what they think”
He said softly as he poured himself a second drink
And outside, the world slipped over the brink
We all thought we had nothing to lose
That we could trust in crossed fingers and horseshoes
That everything would work out, no matter what we choose

The first time it was a tragedy
The second time is a farce
Outside it’s 1933 so I’m hitting the bar

But I don’t know what’s going on anymore
The world outside is burning with a brand new light
But it isn’t one that makes me feel warm
Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn

If I was of the greatest generation I’d be pissed
Surveying the world that I built slipping back into this
I’d be screaming at my grandkids: “We already did this”
Be suspicious of simple answers
That shit’s for fascists and maybe teenagers
You can’t fix the world if all you have is a hammer

The first time it was a tragedy
The second time is a farce
Outside it’s 1933 so I’m hitting the bar

But I don’t know what’s going on anymore
The world outside is burning with a brand new light
But it isn’t one that makes me feel warm
Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn
For the dawn

Aren’t you ashamed of this?
I surely hope that you are
We live in a society that’s maybe heading for Mars

But down here we still have a shower of bastards leading the charge
Outside it’s 1933 so I’m hitting the bar

But I don’t know what’s going on anymore
The world outside is burning with a brand new light
But it isn’t one that makes me feel warm
Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn

Frank Turner is a brilliant artist.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:52:02am

So I ask again, that makes Bill Clinton innocent also?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:52:29am

re: #21 retired cynic

I don’t find that entertaining. I find it terrifying.

I find his whole act terrifying. Not once during this entire presidency have I seen him acknowledge he has a legitimate opposition or express genuine interest working on the things he claimed he was. Infrastructure could be something we’d be working on but no he has to be a divisive asshole.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:52:33am

re: #23 Eventual Carrion

So I ask again, that makes Bill Clinton innocent also?

Of course not. Only Republicans.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:53:29am

re: #22 makeitstop

Song got CL’d on the last thread. Here it is again, with lyrics behind the click.

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Frank Turner is a brilliant artist.

He really is. One of my favorites to work out to. Gaslight Anthem is another group I love working out to though Brian Fallon isn’t really political like Springsteen is though they have a similiar style.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:53:48am

re: #1 retired cynic

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Then they just might find out how “few” of us pussy liberals have firearms and assorted weapons also.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:54:14am

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because viewers are conditioned to see that as a portrait of a successful businessman…

You think Carville doesn’t know that? He’s speaking as a guy who has been involved in politics a long time seeing the greatest political con put on the American people.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:54:52am

Donald Trump’s Assault on the Social Safety Net
It’s a policy of death by a thousand cuts.
by Ryan LaRochelle and Luisa S. Deprez, Washington Monthly

This is a long, and horrifying article about what is happening to our country’s safety net under the table, away from public view.

The administration’s unifying vision is to cut back on social spending by tapping into citizen attachments to mythical, unsubstantiated notions of deservedness, hard work, race, and personal responsibility. No president has demonstrated the type of hostility toward poor people that Trump has. No president has initiated these types of cuts at such breakneck speed.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:55:00am

re: #27 Eventual Carrion

Then they just might find out how “few” of us pussy liberals have firearms and assorted weapons also.

Honestly, I’m fine with that. Let them see us how their stupid ass memes do. They’re in for a rude awakening.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:55:33am

Can’t this week just fucking end already?

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:58:38am

re: #31 Eclectic Cyborg

Can’t this week just fucking end already?

Not until November.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 9:59:05am

re: #32 Belafon

Not until November.

I hope.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:01:31am

Cleo says hi. She is now 10 months old,almost 11, and weighs 72 lbs. Shes been with us for 3.5 months and has nearly doubled in size.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:01:52am
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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:04:22am

And I’m sure he’s queried Barr on exactly this idea, of pursuing criminal charges against Pelosi for ripping up a copy of his speech. If not because of the public embarrassment, then because of the bruise to his ego that it was an “autographed” copy.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:06:14am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:07:12am

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Justified face punching is something that really needs to make a comeback.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:08:39am

re: #36 Targetpractice

And I’m sure he’s queried Barr on exactly this idea, of pursuing criminal charges against Pelosi for ripping up a copy of his speech. If not because of the public embarrassment, then because of the bruise to his ego that it was an “autographed” copy.

Probably wanted to sell copies at Mar Al Lago in exchange for access.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:09:43am
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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:11:07am

Haven’t seen much coverage of this, but this woman is truly SCARY (bolding mine)

GOP senators face new loyalty test: Whether to approve Trump’s controversial Fed nominee Judy Shelton

An outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, Shelton is best known for her controversial views on monetary policy. She has suggested that the United States does not need a fully independent central bank and has advocated for the nation to return to something akin to the gold standard…

Although much media attention has focused on Shelton’s views about gold, the banking community is more alarmed by her desire to end federal deposit insurance

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chair of the banking committee, is moving quickly to push through the nominations, which has alarmed some in the industry who would prefer a well-vetted process. “This fast tracking of the Shelton nomination is mind boggling. It is as if they have not read anything she has said,” tweeted Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. “She is not only unqualified, she is dangerous. She has advocated policies removing deposit insurance and policies that would undermine community banking.”

washingtonpost.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:12:49am

re: #41 BeachDem

Haven’t seen much coverage of this, but this woman is truly SCARY (bolding mine)

GOP senators face new loyalty test: Whether to approve Trump’s controversial Fed nominee Judy Shelton

An outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, Shelton is best known for her controversial views on monetary policy. She has suggested that the United States does not need a fully independent central bank and has advocated for the nation to return to something akin to the gold standard…

Although much media attention has focused on Shelton’s views about gold, the banking community is more alarmed by her desire to end federal deposit insurance

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chair of the banking committee, is moving quickly to push through the nominations, which has alarmed some in the industry who would prefer a well-vetted process. “This fast tracking of the Shelton nomination is mind boggling. It is as if they have not read anything she has said,” tweeted Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. “She is not only unqualified, she is dangerous. She has advocated policies removing deposit insurance and policies that would undermine community banking.”

washingtonpost.com

Such a friend of the working class.\

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:13:11am

re: #34 A Mom Anon

[Embedded content]

Cleo says hi. She is now 10 months old,almost 11, and weighs 72 lbs. Shes been with us for 3.5 months and has nearly doubled in size.

Pretty girl. :)

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:13:14am

re: #41 BeachDem

Haven’t seen much coverage of this, but this woman is truly SCARY (bolding mine)

GOP senators face new loyalty test: Whether to approve Trump’s controversial Fed nominee Judy Shelton

An outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, Shelton is best known for her controversial views on monetary policy. She has suggested that the United States does not need a fully independent central bank and has advocated for the nation to return to something akin to the gold standard…

Although much media attention has focused on Shelton’s views about gold, the banking community is more alarmed by her desire to end federal deposit insurance

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chair of the banking committee, is moving quickly to push through the nominations, which has alarmed some in the industry who would prefer a well-vetted process. “This fast tracking of the Shelton nomination is mind boggling. It is as if they have not read anything she has said,” tweeted Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. “She is not only unqualified, she is dangerous. She has advocated policies removing deposit insurance and policies that would undermine community banking.”

washingtonpost.com

Because trusting banks and financial institutions solely by their word worked out so well in the past, right?

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SteelPH  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:15:43am

re: #41 BeachDem

Haven’t seen much coverage of this, but this woman is truly SCARY (bolding mine)

GOP senators face new loyalty test: Whether to approve Trump’s controversial Fed nominee Judy Shelton

An outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, Shelton is best known for her controversial views on monetary policy. She has suggested that the United States does not need a fully independent central bank and has advocated for the nation to return to something akin to the gold standard…

Although much media attention has focused on Shelton’s views about gold, the banking community is more alarmed by her desire to end federal deposit insurance

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chair of the banking committee, is moving quickly to push through the nominations, which has alarmed some in the industry who would prefer a well-vetted process. “This fast tracking of the Shelton nomination is mind boggling. It is as if they have not read anything she has said,” tweeted Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. “She is not only unqualified, she is dangerous. She has advocated policies removing deposit insurance and policies that would undermine community banking.”

washingtonpost.com

The approval will be rammed through in about a week.

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:15:50am

re: #44 Citizen K

Because trusting banks and financial institutions solely by their word worked out so well in the past, right?

If we’re going to return to the Guilded age, we might as well go all the way.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:15:52am
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:17:32am

re: #34 A Mom Anon

HI CLEO!

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:17:47am

re: #44 Citizen K

Because trusting banks and financial institutions solely by their word worked out so well in the past, right?

“What do I care? My 401K has never been higher!”

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:18:02am

re: #34 A Mom Anon

[Embedded content]

Cleo says hi. She is now 10 months old,almost 11, and weighs 72 lbs. Shes been with us for 3.5 months and has nearly doubled in size.

if that rate of growth continues….

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:18:03am

re: #44 Citizen K

Because trusting banks and financial institutions solely by their word worked out so well in the past, right?

And it’s not like we ever had financial panics (including the Great Depression) whilst under the gold standard.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:19:10am

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That’s fun reading that in Carville’s voice, and he is right.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:19:19am

Wants to get rid of an independent central bank and drag the nation back to the gold standard. I guess it wasn’t just Jackson’s record on minority relations that Trump wants to emulate.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:20:55am

re: #53 Targetpractice

Wants to get rid of an independent central bank and drag the nation back to the gold standard. I guess it wasn’t just Jackson’s record on minority relations that Trump wants to emulate.

Think you just show why Grandpa Liberty and Uncle Liberty- The Pauls are ok with him.

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Skip Intro  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:21:12am

re: #31 Eclectic Cyborg

Why? Another one just like it, or worse, will just start up again?

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A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:21:22am

re: #50 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

I know…I iz scared, lol. I shoulda named her Moose.

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Skip Intro  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:22:34am

re: #41 BeachDem

Of course they’ll approve her. They’ll approve anything he wants now that they decided he’s completely out of reach of the law.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:22:43am

re: #28 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You think Carville doesn’t know that? He’s speaking as a guy who has been involved in politics a long time seeing the greatest political con put on the American people.

Yes, but we have entered the New Media Reality.

Broadcast media have helped engineer an ongoing Political Reality-TV Crime-Drama going on for them pretty much 24/7 and have no interest at all in seeing this Golden Calf inadvertently cancelled by voters…

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Dave In Austin  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:23:58am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:24:07am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, but we have entered the New Media Reality.

Broadcast media have helped engineer an ongoing Political Reality-TV Crime-Drama going on for them pretty much 24/7 and have no interest at all in seeing this Golden Calf inadvertently cancelled by voters…

Yes and Carville knows that better than both of us.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:25:03am

Meanwhile, in the Trump store…

I’m sure the “ACQUITTED!” t-shirts will be in my next week. I also notice they are selling Space Force branded merchandise. Who the fuck knows if that’s legal but like these assholes care anyway?

Also of note: A lot of the product photos feature minority models.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:25:31am

re: #49 Targetpractice

“What do I care? My 401K has never been higher!”

if it’s not in a bank you’re well protected, right? //

i was a bank auditor (external, independent) for 13 years
went through the s&l crisis
watched all the then failing s&l’s get absorbed by others so they wouldnt both die and create panic. mostly it was a change of the name on the door.

insurance. why do we need it?
fire insurance? well my house has never burned
life insurance? i’ve never been dead
health insurance? ok, when i get old. why should i pay now…

this is just a hideous idea

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:26:30am

(with breakdown by income, party, gender, age, and ideology)

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:26:57am

re: #57 Skip Intro

Of course they’ll approve her. They’ll approve anything he wants now that they decided he’s completely out of reach of the law.

this kind of appointment was inevitable even without the trial in which he was neither convicted nor exonerated

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:27:42am

re: #56 A Mom Anon

I know…I iz scared, lol. I shoulda named her Moose.

Juno on the landing

Juno also says hi

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:30:00am

re: #61 Eclectic Cyborg

Meanwhile, in the Trump store…

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I’m sure the “ACQUITTED!” t-shirts will be in my next week. I also notice they are selling Space Force branded merchandise. Who the fuck knows if that’s legal but like these assholes care anyway?

Also of note: A lot of the product photos feature minority models.

Grift.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:30:32am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹🎃

[Embedded content]

(with breakdown by income, party, gender, age, and ideology)

Giant Meteor of Death or a second Trump term…can the meteor crash on my house?

//

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:30:50am
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:31:07am

Juno looking toward the door

OK another of my princess because hey why not

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:32:27am

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

Don’t be worried, Trump is monitoring the situation and with the Japanese people he’s made racist jokes about.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:32:57am

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

So basically it’s a plague ship.

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:36:09am

re: #53 Targetpractice

Wants to get rid of an independent central bank and drag the nation back to the gold standard. I guess it wasn’t just Jackson’s record on minority relations that Trump wants to emulate.

There is not enough gold in the world to cover the US’s nut at this point. It’s an absurd idea that refuses to die.

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mmmirele  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:36:33am

Y’all may remember that earlier this week there was a bit of a kerfuffle in Evangelical land because it came out that a megachurch pastor, John Ortberg, thought it was better to keep a person who had admitted to having sexual thoughts towards minors in a volunteer position where the person would continue to have access to minors. It took Ortberg’s estranged son, Daniel Lavery, to go to the church elders to get some action (his father removed from the pulpit, at least temporarily). Here’s a story from the San Jose paper about this:

mercurynews.com

The back part of the story is that Daniel Lavery is transgender and when he and his wife talked to Ortberg about what could be done for the parishioner (remove from volunteer work, here’s some counseling resources), Ortberg refused to listen because Lavery and his wife are transgender. Apparently being transgender completely warps your sense of right and wrong, so that when you call out keeping a person with sexual thoughts towards minors in a volunteer position with minors, you can be ignored. ///I don’t know how to use the sarcasm /// here because this is just warped.

One of the “reporters” from the Evangelical side, name of Julie Roys, decided she couldn’t follow normal journalistic standards in her article propaganda, so she proceeded to deadname Daniel Lavery, refer to him as a woman, and describe Lavery’s legal partner Grace as “wife” (scare quotes included). Yes, I chewed her out publicly on Twitter.

Well, she wrote a propaganda piece today and posted it on her website trying to justify being a jerk, and I let her have it with chapter and verse.

Further comments behind the button for those not interested in Evangelical idiocy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:37:19am

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

At least 61 passengers aboard a cruise ship in Japan have been infected with the coronavirus. The ship is anchored off the coast of Yokohama, near Tokyo, with 1,045 crew and 2,666 passengers - including 428 Americans - on board.

I mentioned earlier that I have never considered going on a ship cruise as a form of vacation, and now I don’t think you could pay me enough to get me on board one…

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:37:38am

re: #72 makeitstop

There is not enough gold in the world to cover the US’s nut at this point. It’s an absurd idea that refuses to die.

Indeed, in large part because the biggest advocates either A) have no idea what a 21st century gold standard would look like or B) do know and look to personally benefit from such.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:37:47am

re: #71 Targetpractice

So basically it’s a plague ship.

I imagine the Lima flag is flying from the mast.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:39:26am

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It ain’t The Love Boat.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:39:39am

re: #69 Jebediah, RBG

Those ears! She’s adorable.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:40:31am

re: #75 Targetpractice

Indeed, in large part because the biggest advocates either A) have no idea what a 21st century gold standard would look like or B) do know and look to personally benefit from such.

Another great legacy of Ron Paul I’m afraid. That moron is responsible for a lot stupidity when it comes to economics.

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Skip Intro  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:42:04am

re: #71 Targetpractice

So basically it’s a plague ship.

That makes it the fourth one I’m aware of.

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lawhawk  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:42:36am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Took a cruise once.

That was enough. The itinerary was nice enough and we had a good time until the mrs had issues with her motion sickness patch and I got norovirus that laid me out for one of the shore excursions - 48 hour room quarantine.

I wont do that again.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:42:38am

Here’s an old pic of Teddy with his favorite toy.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:43:35am

re: #73 mmmirele

I have only one upfist to give.

As for “He? She? They?”

“They” has been acceptable in English grammar since the XIV Century when gender is unknown (or you don’t want to be insulting).

She just wants to thump her Bible to justify her choice to demean someone else. (Never heard a Christian do that before. /s)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:44:15am

re: #72 makeitstop

There is not enough gold in the world to cover the US’s nut at this point. It’s an absurd idea that refuses to die.

It comes from idiots who latched on to Ron Paul 12 years ago. Bernanke to his credit didn’t believe in this idiocy and neither did Yellen or does Powell which is probably why Trump hates him even though he’s a Trump appointee.

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darthstar  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:44:58am

Of course he wants her to go to prison. His revenge parade is just getting started. It’ll take two or three assassinations before people on the Republican side of the aisle start voicing concern about his tone.

Hey everyone - I know I’ve been scarce the last six months or so. New job isn’t one where I spend a lot of time on social media. But I’m enjoying it and I find the less time I spend watching Trump’s bullshit on Twitter or whatever, the happier I am…so there’s that too.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:45:01am

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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One of the most extraordinary facts about the 1918 flu pandemic is that British Samoa (now the independent nation of Samoa) had one of the highest death tolls in the world, (20% of the population) while nearby American Samoa had no cases at all. This was largely the result of an early, and nearly airtight, quarantine instituted by the governor, John Martin Poyer.

A Tale of Two Samoas

How quick thinking by a U.S. official saved thousands of lives from disease in an American territory—despite its non-American counterpart being decimated.

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mmmirele  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:45:59am

re: #71 Targetpractice

So basically it’s a plague ship.

The Diamond Princess has at least been allowed to dock at Yokohama harbor and sick people have been taken off the ship for hospital care. The World Dream cruise ship is quarantined in Hong Kong because eight recent former passengers tested positive for the virus.

But spare a thought for the Holland America Westerdam, which is unable to dock anywhere. Their mistake (some people calling it greed) was to take on 800 passengers in Hong Kong. The ship has been turned away from scheduled ports of call in the Philippines and Taipei and was supposed to dock in five ports in Japan as part of its regular itinerary, but is not being allowed to do so. There’s no evidence yet there are cases of coronavirus on the ship. There’s your ship of the damned.

cnn.com

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:46:12am

re: #78 A Mom Anon

Those ears! She’s adorable.

Thanks!
She is, isn’t she? She has had me wrapped around her little pinky toe, with its little rice-a-roni toenail, for a long, long time now.
But I need to provide equal time for Otis, lemme go find this pix of him…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:48:06am

re: #73 mmmirele

There is a whole bunch of religious derp in that thread on justifying being an ass about this.

I’m an atheist, so perhaps I have a clearer reading of the New Testament than Christians do.

What Jesus had to say about transgender people:

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:48:25am

re: #82 Teddy’s Person

Awesome!

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:48:48am

Rest of the thread is worth the read.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:49:15am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:49:31am

re: #41 BeachDem

Shit. Why wouldn’t they approve her now? It’s a free-for-all in Trumpworld.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:49:36am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🎃

There is a whole bunch of religious derp in that thread on justifying being an ass about this.

I’m an atheist, so perhaps I have a clearer reading of the New Testament than Christians do.

What Jesus had to say about transgender people:

[404 Page Not Found]

Shall we follow it with a list of all the times that the Bible not only allows but demands abortions and infanticide?

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:49:37am

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:49:38am

re: #61 Eclectic Cyborg

Meanwhile, in the Trump store…

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I’m sure the “ACQUITTED!” t-shirts will be in my next week. I also notice they are selling Space Force branded merchandise. Who the fuck knows if that’s legal but like these assholes care anyway?

Also of note: A lot of the product photos feature minority models.

And of additional note, the model in the “it ain’t a mistake” shirt is also (same pic/different messages) in tee shirt ads for KC Chiefs gear, birthday month tees, right matters/truth matters impeachment tees, etc. So she’s either the go-to tee shirt model on the internet or people are using/stealing a stock image.

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mmmirele  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:50:21am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🎃

There is a whole bunch of religious derp in that thread on justifying being an ass about this.

I’m an atheist, so perhaps I have a clearer reading of the New Testament than Christians do.

What Jesus had to say about transgender people:

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Pretty much. There are days when I just want to throw in the towel and say I’ve had quite enough. As it is, I have Jesus fatigue. Sorry, Jesus, but your professional followers, they’re giving me fits.

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:50:23am

re: #92 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Monkey Rimshot

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:50:45am

re: #96 BeachDem

And of additional note, the model in the “it ain’t a mistake” shirt is also (same pic/different messages) in tee shirt ads for KC Chiefs gear, birthday month tees, right matters/truth matters impeachment tees, etc. So she’s either the go-to tee shirt model on the internet or people are using/stealing a stock image.

Looked like a stock image to me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:51:51am

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Looked like a stock image to me.

they buy their black people wholesale…

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:52:13am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

Katie
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:53:46am

re: #85 darthstar

. But I’m enjoying it and I find the less time I spend watching Trump’s bullshit on Twitter or whatever, the happier I am…so there’s that too.

Glad to hear that!

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:54:06am

Thank you Cleo, Juno and Katie for putting a smile on my face!!!!!

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:54:44am

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mmmirele  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:55:04am

Nicki kitty. Right before she grabs my hand and starts licking it.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:55:30am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shall we follow it with a list of all the times that the Bible not only allows but demands abortions and infanticide?

Sometimes called the Big Book of Multiple Choice.

Another thing might be to start calling her “Ralph” on that thread (probably shortly followed by a block).

After all, she “looks” like a Ralph. What she wants to be called and what might be her legal name is immaterial; all that matters is how someone else feels, and they feel she should be a “he” and a “Ralph.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:55:56am

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Looked like a stock image to me.

Agreed. I know she probably signed away all her likeness rights and all but I’d be willing to be she wouldn’t be too happy to learn she is being used to shill Trump gear.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:56:04am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

Here’s a roulette wheel. Now you can proctor and gamble…

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:56:37am

re: #105 mmmirele

Nicki kitty. Right before she grabs my hand and starts licking it.

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Those whiskers are stunning.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:57:29am

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Here’s a roulette wheel. Now you can proctor and gamble…

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I don’t know whether to groan or be impressed.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:57:54am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:58:12am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:58:29am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:58:31am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they buy their black people wholesale…

Their ancestors did too.

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:59:08am

Katie Has Claimed A Nook In The Library

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 7, 2020 • 10:59:24am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

Bear. :)

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sagehen  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:00:40am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🎃

What Jesus had to say about transgender people:

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What a coincidence; that’s exactly what he said about abortion and homosexuality.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:00:41am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I imagine if you called your employer a racist on the job, that would be the end of your job.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:00:57am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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He literally made Carson a doctor with no experience in housing issues in charge of HUD.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:00:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:01:39am

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t know whether to groan or be impressed.

groan impressively

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:01:45am
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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:01:52am

Freckles

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:02:16am

re: #119 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He literally made Carson a doctor with no experience in housing issues in charge of HUD.

Well, you know, his melanin level gives him the requisite experience. /s

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:02:25am

re: #122 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I think Trump is The Thing. Seriously tho, great movie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:02:39am

re: #119 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He literally made Carson a doctor with no experience in housing issues in charge of HUD.

and no idea how to even order office furniture…

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:03:27am

re: #113 Charles Johnson

I’d love it if just one time, when right wing media and the GOP stage one of these giant fake outrage circuses (like the Pelosi one they’re currently hyperventilating over) if NOBODY in the media went for it. Nobody at all. Just once. Is that too much to ask?

I mean, it’s one thing if you get fooled by someone who worked at it and made it convincing. But they’re getting grifted by idiots, over and over again.

Again, this is a point where it happens enough time that complicity becomes a more likely rationale than simple incompetence and naivete. Especially when none of this credulity is ever extended to the Dems.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:03:45am

Pretty sure everyone saw this coming

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:03:45am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and no idea how to even order office furniture…

Well he would have done that even if he got a job he was qualified in.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:04:05am

Here’s Eisley. What can I say? She likes to be comfy.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:04:46am

re: #119 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He literally made Carson a doctor with no experience in housing issues in charge of HUD.

But Carson is black, that makes him an expert in public housing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:04:46am

Gym rime

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:04:58am

re: #123 Shropshire Slasher

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Does Freckles have a license to operate that thing?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:05:48am

re: #131 Dread Pirate

But Carson is black, that makes him an expert in public housing.

I believe one of the arguments presented in his favor is that he grew up in public housing.

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gocart mozart  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:06:10am
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sagehen  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:08:56am

Mike Bloomberg wants you to know that Obama likes Bloomberg. Obama thinks Bloomberg’s good at his job. Obama believes Bloomberg is an effective leader.

Steady Leadership | Mike Bloomberg for President

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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:08:58am

re: #107 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed. I know she probably signed away all her likeness rights and all but I’d be willing to be she wouldn’t be too happy to learn she is being used to shill Trump gear.

And knowing how good the trump folks are about paying their bills, they probably just lifted it and didn’t pay any fees. Shocking thought, I know.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:09:06am

re: #119 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He literally made Carson a doctor with no experience in housing issues in charge of HUD.

He literally made Carson, a doctor with no experience in housing issues, in charge of HUD

or

He literally made Carson a doctor; with no experience in housing issues in charge of HUD.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:09:45am

PolitiFact’s featured rating (something something the electablity of women):

politifact.com

“Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women, Amy and me.”—Elizabeth Warren

Rated: True

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:09:47am

Ollie

Ollie is the new boy, lowest in seniority although he does assert himself come dinner time.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:12:26am

re: #123 Shropshire Slasher

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Deere

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:13:49am

re: #140 jeffreyw

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Ollie is the new boy, lowest in seniority although he does assert himself come dinner time.

Ollie is very handsome. My mom and dad had a dog they named Ollie - after Oliver North because he (dog Ollie) liked to shred things.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:13:52am

re: #136 sagehen

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:15:17am

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t know whether to groan or be impressed.

Just consider this: If I study people who monitor exams, does that make me a proctologist?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:15:21am

re: #137 BeachDem

And knowing how good the trump folks are about paying their bills, they probably just lifted it and didn’t pay any fees. Shocking thought, I know.

See also just about every Republican on clearance fees and permissions to use music in campaign stops as well. Trump is just following the conservative tradition if that’s what he did.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:15:50am
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sagehen  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:16:03am

re: #143 Anymouse 🌹🎃

he’s growing on you, isn’t he?

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:17:01am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I believe one of the arguments presented in his favor is that he grew up in public housing.

that’s the i can see russia from my house so im qualified for something, something….

well, based on that logic,….. oh why bother

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:17:18am

re: #135 gocart mozart

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can we STOP posting this picture?

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:18:49am

re: #120 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Would it really surprise anyone at this point if the DOJ suddenly announced an “investigation” into whether or not ripping the speech up constituted a crime, if only to keep the “outrage” alive for longer?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:19:24am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:19:52am

Aki likes to watch me cook.

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:20:20am

re: #136 sagehen

Mike Bloomberg wants you to know that Obama likes Bloomberg. Obama thinks Bloomberg’s good at his job. Obama believes Bloomberg is an effective leader.

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There was an ad that I got in my email about how Obama likes Warren.

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:20:21am

re: #151 Charles Johnson

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I’m concerned it’s only 62%.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:20:39am

re: #146 Charles Johnson

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When they’re not crying, they’ve begging. And when they’re not begging, then whimpering. He truly is a legend in his own mind.

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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:21:51am

Now I really am going to puke

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:21:55am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just consider this: If I study people who monitor exams, does that make me a proctologist?

maybe it makes you a monitor lizard

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:22:49am

re: #122 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:22:53am

re: #156 BeachDem

Now I really am going to puke

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To be fair, he’s probably going to keep doing those damn things until he kicks the bucket.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:22:58am

re: #146 Charles Johnson

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the stories are stupid because there is no way he would know those detail things

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:24:25am
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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:25:13am
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Amory Blaine  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:25:27am

Nancy should have put the papers in an evidence bag, for future cases.

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darthstar  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:26:35am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

Merle and the heron that drives him crazy.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:26:38am

re: #152 Barefoot Grin

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little rascals, petey?

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:28:22am

re: #156 BeachDem

Now I really am going to puke

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this was inevitably obvious 2 years ago

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:28:39am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

roger wilco

Otis supervising practice time
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:28:44am

re: #165 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

little rascals, petey?

Yeah, when I saw her picture on the rescue site i couldn’t resist. And she’s really sweet. Except to strangers. We’re working on that.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:29:07am

re: #147 sagehen

he’s growing on you, isn’t he?

I like his advertising. He would not be my first choice, but he’s way better than Pumpkin Pinochet.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:29:35am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

Just woke up
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:30:59am

Juno outside with mom

Snoozing on the couch with his mom
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A Cranky One  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:31:05am

Dewie

Skylla
Havoc
Brenna
Lacy
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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:31:14am

re: #161 Charles Johnson

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I’m so old, I remember when this rancid pile of puss used to declare on the campaign trail that he’d be working so hard for America that he’d have little time to do anything else.

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lawhawk  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:31:49am

This thread has gone to the dogs….

And I’m okay with it.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:33:24am

My mom with her brand new kitty Bob

My mom has been without a pet for a while. A few days ago she went to the shelter; my brother told me Bob ran right up to my mom. I think they will be happy together.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:34:22am

re: #170 Jebediah, RBG

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Now that’s some weapons-grade cute right there.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:35:53am

re: #172 A Cranky One

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Your household servants have many masters.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:36:49am

re: #72 makeitstop

There is not enough gold in the world to cover the US’s nut at this point. It’s an absurd idea that refuses to die.

Gold standard and withdrawing depositor insurance are too laughable policies that foreign banks would just *love* to see the US do.

The first would simply cause monstrous financial issues as the country moved to it, and then found itself unable to handle it along with the value fluctuations. And the foreign banks could simply manipulate it for their own gain.

Getting rid of depositor insurance would trigger a run on banks by anyone realizing that their savings are no longer protected from bank fraud, bankruptcy, etc. etc. Which would cause even more damage. And foreign banks could pick up the slack, or realize how easily they could get away with fraud since how does the US catch and punish them effectively?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:37:47am

I’ll be dog sitting these two next week.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:37:49am
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A Cranky One  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:37:54am

re: #177 Teddy’s Person

Your household servants have many masters.

Coming home every day, the challenge is trying to pet 5 dogs with only 2 hands.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:38:31am

re: #179 I Would Prefer Not To

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I’ll be dog sitting these two next week.

Took me a moment to locate the second doggo.

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:38:49am

re: #95 Teddy’s Person

I’m proctoring an exam right now. Thread needs more pet pics please.

WOOF!
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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:38:52am

re: #174 lawhawk

This thread has gone to the dogs….

And I’m okay with it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:39:36am

re: #174 lawhawk

This thread has gone to the dogs….

And I’m okay with it.

Yes, but who let the dogs out?

///

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:40:32am

re: #182 Teddy’s Person

Took me a moment to locate the second doggo.

She’s a sneaky one.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:41:11am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Gold standard and withdrawing depositor insurance are too laughable policies that foreign banks would just *love* to see the US do.

The first would simply cause monstrous financial issues as the country moved to it, and then found itself unable to handle it along with the value fluctuations. And the foreign banks could simply manipulate it for their own gain.

Getting rid of depositor insurance would trigger a run on banks by anyone realizing that their savings are no longer protected from bank fraud, bankruptcy, etc. etc. Which would cause even more damage. And foreign banks could pick up the slack, or realize how easily they could get away with fraud since how does the US catch and punish them effectively?

I’d add that there’s also the strong possibility that reversion to a gold standard (as there’s never been a uniform gold standard as these nutters think they understand it) would mean much of the world dropping the dollar as a reserve currency, as it’s almost inevitable that the wild value fluctuations would risk dragging other nations along for the ride. Beijing and Brussels would be grinning ear to ear at such a scenario.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:41:49am

re: #184 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

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“We took a vote. You’re sleeping on the floor.”

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Dave In Austin  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:41:55am

I’d post a pic but every time I do it from my phone it posts upside down (Charles??).

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:42:11am

re: #163 Freedom Turnip

Nancy should have put the papers in an evidence bag, for future cases.

Or a classified material burn bag. Bonus points if she used a burn can right there in the House.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:42:36am

Shiny metal is a stupid way to value stuff.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:45:08am

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:45:26am

re: #189 Dave In Austin

I’d post a pic but every time I do it from my phone it posts upside down (Charles??).

I’ve run into this before too. I find if I reduce the size of the picture (i.e. lower the resolution), it will post correctly. I have a resize app on my iPhone I use to do it. It is kind of annoying though.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:46:20am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:46:30am

Dog bless the Congressional Research Service

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unproven innocence  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:48:06am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Gold standard and withdrawing depositor insurance are too laughable policies that foreign banks would just *love* to see the US do.

The first would simply cause monstrous financial issues as the country moved to it, and then found itself unable to handle it along with the value fluctuations. And the foreign banks could simply manipulate it for their own gain.

Getting rid of depositor insurance would trigger a run on banks by anyone realizing that their savings are no longer protected from bank fraud, bankruptcy, etc. etc. Which would cause even more damage. And foreign banks could pick up the slack, or realize how easily they could get away with fraud since how does the US catch and punish them effectively?

Who could be Putin such insane ideas into the highest-level American policy-makers?

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cat-tikvah  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:48:17am

Big Ed the bearded dragon - gone but not forgotten

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cat-tikvah  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:50:15am

Big Ed and polydactyl Licorice

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:50:23am

A gold standard as most wingnuts think they understand it, namely that they could just walk into a bank and get gold bullion for their paper notes, hasn’t existed in the US since the 1930s. Bretton-Wood, which is the policy they think was best for America, explicitly included language that prevented the public from making such exchanges. And it also worked for the US for the 50s and 60s because we ended WWII with control of over half the world’s gold supply. We got of B-W in ‘73 because our shrinking gold resources meant the Fed had less and less control over US money supply.

tl;dr, there was no uniform gold standard throughout the period these morons think there was, and the ones we had didn’t do the things they claim they did. Plus a gold standard only really works when your economy is isolated and you control most of the gold.

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:50:24am

re: #172 A Cranky One

I was really hoping that the second name would be Cheatham…

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:50:45am

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

On the other hand, the mattress industry would probably see a surge, as people bought mattresses to store their money in.

If douchecanoes ever repealed FDIC, I’d be at both our banks before the day ended to withdraw all our money.

Speaking of which, I imagine enough people would do precisely that, causing bank collapses.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:50:46am

Real life vs. your memory:

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plansbandc  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:51:21am

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:52:37am

re: #176 Teddy’s Person

Now that’s some weapons-grade cute right there.

Thanks - and his endearing goofiness matches his cute. I still can’t understand how he was un-adopted for a year!

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:53:16am

My cats have demanded equal time.

Siblings
The Tiny Queen
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:53:37am

re: #172 A Cranky One

A couple of your cuties look like they might be some of Juno’s relatives (or vice versa)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:54:28am

re: #205 makeitstop

My cats have demanded equal time.

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Oh, your calico is SO pretty!

I had a wonderful calico myself many years ago. Lived to be 14. Of all the cats I’ve owned, she had the sweetest, most gentle temperament.

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:56:03am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh, your calico is SO pretty!

I had a wonderful calico myself many years ago. Lived to be 14. Of all the cats I’ve owned, she had the sweetest, most gentle temperament.

Trixie run this joint. She’s 14 and bosses everyone around, including Scout.

She looks surly, but she’s the sweetest kitty on earth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:57:43am

re: #148 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

that’s the i can see russia from my house so im qualified for something, something….

well, based on that logic,….. oh why bother

There are thought patterns involved but logic went out the window long ago

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:58:54am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:59:49am

re: #199 Targetpractice

Nearly every year in the XIX Century, there would be periodic shortages of specie in rural areas as gold flowed out of them to buy agricultural necessities, flowing into city banks. Movements such as Free Silver and greenbacks were supported by rural citizens precisely because they needed money and didn’t have it.

On top of that, with no central banking system, commercial banks issued notes allegedly backed by gold or silver, with the bank’s name overprinted on the note. Ofttimes businesses in other towns wouldn’t take those notes, because they didn’t know if that bank actually had any specie to back the note.

Bank runs were common if even a rumour got out that the bank didn’t have sufficient gold or silver to back their deposits or notes.

The gold standard in this country is a Dumpster fire of ruined businesses, farms, and banks.

nationalcurrencyvalues.com
(The 349 National Currency charters just for Nebraska banks, with photographs of the currency. National Currency was issued from 1865 to 1929, when the Great Depression collapsed so many banks and rendered a huge portion of the nation’s banknotes worthless.)

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Sufficient unto the day...  Feb 7, 2020 • 11:59:56am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That’s like me saying that I have epilepsy, therefore I’m qualified to be a neurologist.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:00:23pm

re: #198 cat-tikvah

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Big Ed and polydactyl Licorice

Is that Big Ed’s teddy bear, or Licorice’s?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:00:23pm

re: #197 cat-tikvah

Big Ed the bearded dragon - gone but not forgotten

I knew of a couple who kept their dead boa in the freezer and would occasionally get him out, unwrap him and admire his scales…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:02:02pm

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I knew of a couple who kept their dead boa in the freezer and would occasionally get him out, unwrap him and admire his scales…

That’s….uh….a little bizarre.

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:02:36pm

Yaaarrrrr!

Bitsy, from a day in September.

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A Cranky One  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:04:10pm

re: #206 Jebediah, RBG

A couple of your cuties look like they might be some of Juno’s relatives (or vice versa)

I thought the same thing! Ours are rat terriers. (And 2 Cairn terriers and 1 white fluffy something;-) ).

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:05:56pm

My personal assumption is that Trump made this nomination because of her opinion about taking away the independence of the Fed, which is music to the ears of a man who wants to be able to set interest rates and manipulate currency levels to his advantage.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:06:34pm

re: #212 Sufficient unto the day…

That’s like me saying that I have epilepsy, therefore I’m qualified to be a neurologist.

i said why bother….

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:07:58pm

re: #208 makeitstop

Trixie run this joint. She’s 14 and bosses everyone around, including Scout.

She looks surly, but she’s the sweetest kitty on earth.

Trixie reminds me of a cat we had when I was a kid, back in the days when pets roamed as they pleased. Except for size - Stormy was considerably bigger. And a bad-ass - kicked the butt offa any neighborhood dog that wasn’t smart enough to give her a wide berth. We think a bobcat finally took her down. The same week we found her body, we saw a bobcat run through the upper part of the backyard.

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A Cranky One  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:07:59pm

re: #200 jeffreyw

I was really hoping that the second name would be Cheatham…

And Howe?

Dewie is actually short for Miss Mountain Dew. She’s very energetic, like she’s had too much caffeine, hence the name.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:09:26pm

re: #218 Targetpractice

My personal assumption is that Trump made this nomination because of her opinion about taking away the independence of the Fed, which is music to the ears of a man who wants to be able to set interest rates and manipulate currency levels to his advantage.

some of these ‘appointments’ that cant be reversed by the next admin, you gotta wonder how much he’ll keep trying to influence them directly

ie picking up the phone and lobbying/pressuring one of the board governors, or a judge or whoever

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Mescalero09  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:10:01pm

The Cookie from a few years back. Owns the place.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:11:42pm

re: #217 A Cranky One

I thought the same thing! Ours are rat terriers. (And 2 Cairn terriers and 1 white fluffy something;-) ).

We have always assumed she is chihuahua mixed with terrier. Years ago I met 2 rat terriers who looked a lot like Juno, with similar personalities, so I now assume she is part rat terrier. So they are probably 3rd cousins or something.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:12:59pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:13:54pm

re: #222 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

some of these ‘appointments’ that cant be reversed by the next admin, you gotta wonder how much he’ll keep trying to influence them directly

ie picking up the phone and lobbying/pressuring one of the board governors, or a judge or whoever

I’m pretty sure it’s a given. Hell, in his mind, it’s probably better than when he was a “successful businessman,” because instead of calling in favors for cash, he can just tell them “You wouldn’t be in that seat if it weren’t for me!”

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:15:10pm

re: #223 Mescalero09

Looks like a benevolent boss

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:15:25pm

re: #225 Charles Johnson

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For all of their supposed “independence,” the press are at the beck and call of this administration. A reality that future presidents will bear in mind when they decide they don’t want to have to deal with the press on anything but their own terms.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:15:45pm

rawstory

Al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. on 9/11 and we went to war with Iraq.

If the report below is true, ISIS attacked the U.S. and we nearly went to war with Iran.”

“In a “bombshell” revelation that calls into question one of the Trump administration’s stated justifications for assassinating Iranian Gen. Qasem Suleimani—a move that nearly sparked a region-wide military conflict—Iraqi intelligence officials told the New York Times that they believe ISIS, not an Iran-linked militia, was likely responsible for the Dec. 27 rocket attack that killed an American contractor at an air base near Kirkuk, Iraq.”

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Mescalero09  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:16:08pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:16:28pm

re: #226 Targetpractice

I’m pretty sure it’s a given. Hell, in his mind, it’s probably better than when he was a “successful businessman,” because instead of calling in favors for cash, he can just tell them “You wouldn’t be in that seat if it weren’t for me!”

If this comes to pass, I hope at least one responds “True, but you can’t unseat me now so fuck off.”

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Mescalero09  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:17:51pm

re: #227 Jebediah, RBG

Looks like a benevolent boss

I’ve had dogs all my life. This mutt melts my heart.

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:18:34pm

re: #231 Jebediah, RBG

If this comes to pass, I hope at least one responds “True, but you can’t unseat me now so fuck off.”

I imagine a lot of them will. Especially when the criminal charges start flying and he’s up to his ass in lawsuits. He’s gonna find that not a lot of those appointees want to be associated with a felon.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:18:51pm
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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:18:58pm

Tina, recently moved to the country, navigating an oak tree.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:19:18pm

re: #232 Mescalero09

I’ve had dogs all my life. This mutt melts my heart.

Easy to see why!

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Targetpractice  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:19:48pm

I’ll call it right now, the first Democrat who sits in the Oval Office after Trump that tries to pull this same “Drive-by press conference” BS will face endless criticism for “disrespecting” the press.

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William Lewis  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:20:58pm

re: #196 unproven innocence

Nah, these freaks got the gold bug long before Putin. He’s happy to take advantage of the economic illiterate but he didn’t come up with the stupidity.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:24:23pm

re: #228 Targetpractice

For all of their supposed “independence,” the press are at the beck and call of this administration. A reality that future presidents will bear in mind when they decide they don’t want to have to deal with the press on anything but their own terms.

They are commercial enterprises. Trump is ratings gold.
access to President = viewership
viewership = ratings
ratings = revenue

They will do noting to endanger that access, even if it means subjecting America to four more years of political, economic and social decline.

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A Cranky One  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:24:58pm

re: #224 Jebediah, RBG

We have always assumed she is chihuahua mixed with terrier. Years ago I met 2 rat terriers who looked a lot like Juno, with similar personalities, so I now assume she is part rat terrier. So they are probably 3rd cousins or something.

Rat terriers love to be in the highest spot they can reach. Also, since their fur isn’t thick, they LOVE blankets.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:25:57pm

Bunny. Our white cat after playing around in a burnt out house across the street.

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:26:07pm

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

revenue = profitable pharma

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:26:59pm

re: #228 Targetpractice

For all of their supposed “independence,” the press are at the beck and call of this administration. A reality that future presidents will bear in mind when they decide they don’t want to have to deal with the press on anything but their own terms.

This assumes that the press doesn’t suddenly find where they left their spines and dignity the next time a Dem is in the White House.

EDIT: Ah, beaten to the punch either way. Welp.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:27:51pm

re: #242 jaunte

revenue = profitable pharma

and if revenues aren’t enough, then tax cuts and government subsidies…

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:30:27pm

re: #240 A Cranky One

Rat terriers love to be in the highest spot they can reach. Also, since their fur isn’t thick, they LOVE blankets.

Well, she does love blankets, but high spots she can take or leave.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:30:52pm

re: #225 Charles Johnson

The DC Press corpse will NEVER stop kissing Trump’s ass.

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:33:18pm

Lucy, after stump speech.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:36:06pm
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terraincognita  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:41:33pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

You would grade higher than Trump—that is for sure.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:42:16pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

Local German Gets Bored And Tries To Name All American States
i think i did pretty well

ask an American if they can even name a single German state, much less place in on a map. They might be able to name Bavaria or perhaps Hesse (the Guys Washington whipped at Trenton)…and no, St. Pauli does not count, nor does the state of Jägermeister…

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:43:40pm

Mistakes Were Made

Bitsy, exploring a tall cedar.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:44:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:46:11pm

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

ask an American if they can even name a single German state, much less place in on a map. They might be able to name Bavaria or perhaps Hesse (the Guys Washington whipped at Trenton)…and no, St. Pauli does not count, nor does the state of Jägermeister…

Americans would have enough trouble naming Mexican states or Canadian provinces, and they’re our biggest trading partners and border our country.

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:47:48pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

I’ll call it right now, the first Democrat who sits in the Oval Office after Trump that tries to pull this same “Drive-by press conference” BS will face endless criticism for “disrespecting” the press.

I kind of think our nominee needs to be willing to go in front of the cameras, frequently. This would play to Warren’s strength: She could give them so much detail they’d fall asleep.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:48:14pm

re: #241 Eventual Carrion

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Bunny. Our white cat after playing around in a burnt out house across the street.

“yeah, so?”

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:49:47pm

It’s a beautiful winter wonderland, and the effing power goes out.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:50:20pm

It’s looking like another drought in California. There are about 2 months left before the rainy season ends and there’s no rain forecast for at least 2 weeks. We have only 6.87” on the rain gauge since July 1st.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:50:41pm

Inspired by pet photos, I aimed my cell phone at my chest, where Pippi was resting after a strenuous romp in the snow. Lucked out and hit her face. It kept posting upside down here. I’ve been experimenting with Photoshop, and hope this does it…. Victory!

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William Lewis  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:51:52pm

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

ask an American if they can even name a single German state, much less place in on a map. They might be able to name Bavaria or perhaps Hesse (the Guys Washington whipped at Trenton)…and no, St. Pauli does not count, nor does the state of Jägermeister…

Hell, i spent a couple of years in Germany thanks to Uncle Sam and I might remember a fifth of them. I’ll use Saxony for my Ohio

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:53:56pm

re: #203 plansbandc

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Okay, the dog is adorbs, but that’s a great photo.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:54:17pm

And this is the new girl as an inside cat. A feral I caught and brought in. She is now using a litter pan, and is adjusting well. Presenting, ta da, Booties! (Looks like Pippi’s young sister, and may be.)

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aatharuv  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:54:51pm

re: #178 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The effect of a Gold standard is to eliminate the ability of a Central Bank to change monetary policy. This is for _some_ countries a good idea, but a Gold standard is not the only way to solve this problem. If we are ever in a situation where a hard Gold standard is necessary, we will be seriously screwed.

Countries which have completely irresponsible Central Banks which pander to the whims and fancies of whichever politician wants to make changes in monetary policy for short term political pressures or to favor their cronies end up doing better once they lose the ability to arbitrarily print money. We’re talking about countries which have mostly abandoned the rule of law like Zimbabwe and Venezuela. Or countries in severe economic distress like Weimar Germany. And its where Trump will take us unless his wreckingball is stopped.

However, there are other ways to have a stable currency. Some countries have switched to depending on the currency that’s still as good as gold, the US dollar. But Donnie probably thinks we’re being suckers for allowing others to use our currency despite the massive economic and political benefits it gets us for having the standard currency for international trade.

Others have created transnational central banks (The EU, and two groups of Francophone African countries) which are _relatively_ insulated from one country’s political pressures. Others create what are called currency boards where a central bank can only issue its local currency on deposit of an equivalent amount of a backing foreign currency, which has been the US dollar in many of those cases.)

Legalizing Gold at its market value as an additional tender — people don’t have to take it for debts unlike Federal Reserve Notes, and using it to buy goods doesn’t automatically incur tax paperwork on use due to fluctuations in price — is what some of the more moderate gold standard supporters are advocating (like Reason types). Which is not a horrible idea, but of course there are the details. And one would need good rules on valuation, exchangeability, and preventing an employer from say paying their employees in Eagles but only paying payroll taxes on the nominal face value of them. South Africa has gold (in the form of Krugerrands and other government gold coins) as an additional legal tender at the market price of gold, and their central bank guarantees purchasing of said gold coins at market rates.

But then, there are those on the black helicopter side advocating the elimination of fractional reserve banking, deposit insurance, and favor replace the dollar with gold, realizing (or not realizing) that this would cause gold go to $100,000/ounce to cover everyone’s bank deposits, and gangs of people would be attacking anyone with a gold chain or a gold ring given how valuable they would become.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:55:14pm

re: #204 Jebediah, RBG

Thanks - and his endearing goofiness matches his cute. I still can’t understand how he was un-adopted for a year!

A year!! That’s the kind of dog I thought got snapped right up. Cute. Fluffy. Forever Puppy.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:55:47pm

re: #251 jeffreyw

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Bitsy, exploring a tall cedar.

I was hoping I still had this one from last year. It was the day Bunny chased something (prob a squirrel) up the tree out back and got stuck up there.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:56:15pm

re: #205 makeitstop

My cats have demanded equal time.

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Tiny Queen is very regal.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:58:13pm

I’m off to bed.

We’re not having weather for the next week. (Well, we are having weather, just no snow or rain.) Next door in Wyoming and south in Colorado there are winter storm warnings.

According to that German map, I live in one of the Kansas? states.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:58:56pm

re: #262 aatharuv


Legalizing Gold at its market value as an additional tender — people don’t have to take it for debts unlike Federal Reserve Notes, and using it to buy goods doesn’t automatically incur tax paperwork on use due to fluctuations in price — is what some of the more moderate gold standard supporters are advocating (like Reason types). Which is not a horrible idea, but of course there are the details. And one would need good rules on valuation, exchangeability, and preventing an employer from say paying their employees in Eagles but only paying payroll taxes on the nominal face value of them. South Africa has gold (in the form of Krugerrands and other government gold coins) as an additional legal tender at the market price of gold, and their central bank guarantees purchasing of said gold coins at market rates.

But then, there are those on the black helicopter side advocating the elimination of fractional reserve banking, deposit insurance, and favor replace the dollar with gold, realizing (or not realizing) that this would cause gold go to $100,000/ounce to cover everyone’s bank deposits, and gangs of people would be attacking anyone with a gold chain or a gold ring given how valuable they would become.

teeth

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 12:59:28pm

re: #223 Mescalero09

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I’m in love. ❤

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:00:40pm

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aatharuv  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:00:55pm

re: #267 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Forgot about the teeth — didn’t think that was common anymore.

But then there’s also all the industrial use of gold. Including in electronics.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:00:56pm

Feeling kinda dark today.

IN ANNOUNCING her decision to vote to acquit Donald Trump this week, Susan Collins said she believed the president had learned a “pretty big lesson” from his impeachment. When next tempted to extort a foreign leader to frame a political rival, the senator from Maine predicted, he would be “much more cautious”. Another view is that, having established Congress’s inability to restrain him, because of the tribalism of Republicans such as Ms Collins, Mr Trump may feel even more emboldened to disregard any rule or convention that stands in the way of his interests. His third state-of-the-union address, delivered to a packed House chamber on the eve of his acquittal on February 4th, offered evidence for that.

Unlike Bill Clinton, who expressed contrition during his mid-impeachment SOTU speech, Mr Trump did not mention his Ukraine scheme or Senate trial it occasioned—which ended in his acquittal on partisan lines the next day: Mitt Romney was the only Republican who voted to convict. Yet he had already repudiated Ms Collins, telling journalists he had nothing to learn, because his approach to President Volodymyr Zelensky was “perfect”. And his SOTU performance underlined that he truly believes this.

The elephant should actually be tonguing Trump’s asshole, but this is pretty close. Also, there should be crying children in cages.
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:00:59pm

Grabbing my reserved parking space before some yahoo steals it.

Giphy

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gocart mozart  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:01:27pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:03:40pm

re: #273 gocart mozart

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I will not be surprised if Trump busts him down to buck private and gives him a dishonorable discharge.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:04:21pm

Trump is going to lash out at his perceived enemies. He is going to use the Dep’t of Justice to concoct and fabricate cases against them. He is going to demand that they be imprisoned, tortured, executed for treason.

Treason against Trump is treason against ‘Murika.

The GOP must be so very proud of what they’ve done.

The GOP senators think that they’ve bought themselves a little time by squeaking like little gerbils, trembling in terror of Trump. But any deviance from utter adoration & obedience will have consquences, as Susan Collins is soon to learn.

I posted this - maybe a bit over the top, but then again, who the fuck knows with this unhinged maniac now freed from any hint of consequence for anything he does, EVER.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:05:19pm

interesting position for a republican

Vice President Mike Pence defended deficit expansion under the Trump administration during a CNBC interview, saying that debt and deficits are secondary concerns compared to economic growth.

except:
- that wasn’t how it was sold
- you are basically buying the expansion with the deficits, so there’s really no net gain of anything. you borrowed money to buy phantom growth. You’re paying for the privilege of paying the money back

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:06:49pm

Did Google kill Google Earth Pro and not tell anybody?

It hasn’t worked for 2 days, the images won’t resolve.

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jeffreyw  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:07:18pm

re: #264 Eventual Carrion

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I was hoping I still had this one from last year. It was the day Bunny chased something (prob a squirrel) up the tree out back and got stuck up there.

Homer way up there in a willow tree.

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Zoomed in, it did give me my favorite photo of the boy.

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plansbandc  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:10:02pm

re: #260 Teddy’s Person

Thanks! He loves to pose for the camera.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:11:16pm

re: #277 Dread Pirate

Did Google kill Google Earth Pro and not tell anybody?

It hasn’t worked for 2 days, the images won’t resolve.

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I know Google has made some major changes to Maps lately. Perhaps that has broken some wires in other products.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:13:01pm

My stress level maxed out this week, and I’ve entered the I don’t give a shit phase of the process. All the pet pics have been a welcome relief.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:13:12pm

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:15:04pm

re: #273 gocart mozart

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When the Dems win in November, I hope President Warren gives all the witnesses who testified to Trump’s malfeasance the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:15:49pm

re: #277 Dread Pirate

Did Google kill Google Earth Pro and not tell anybody?

It hasn’t worked for 2 days, the images won’t resolve.

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Mine is working.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:15:52pm
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sagehen  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:18:32pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

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everybody everywhere gets Texas, don’t they?

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:19:08pm

Weird. I can’t post or retweet on Twitter, but I don’t have a notice that I am suspended.

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Interesting Times  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:20:18pm

re: #287 The Pie Overlord!

Weird. I can’t post or retweet on Twitter, but I don’t have a notice that I am suspended.

I got a “Failed to Retweet. Please try again later” error message as well (has Twitter decided to suspend all LGF accounts?)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:21:08pm

re: #288 Interesting Times

I got an error message when I tried to retweet as well (has Twitter decided to suspend all LGF accounts?)

I’m hoping it’s just some Twitter gremlins and nothing nefarious.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:21:41pm

re: #281 Teddy’s Person

My stress level maxed out this week, and I’ve entered the I don’t give a shit phase of the process. All the pet pics have been a welcome relief.

i’ve been on 2x strength naproxin for a month (running injury) so no alcohol.
and i could have used it this last week for sure
while i dont ‘need’ it i do miss it

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:21:56pm

re: #287 The Pie Overlord!

Weird. I can’t post or retweet on Twitter, but I don’t have a notice that I am suspended.

re: #288 Interesting Times

I got a “Failed to Retweet. Please try again later” error message as well (has Twitter decided to suspend all LGF accounts?)

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m hoping it’s just some Twitter gremlins and nothing nefarious.

I’m not even getting a notice, just my tweet failing to post.

Could be a service-wide thing right now?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:21:56pm

Yep, interwebz confirm a sharp uptick in people reporting problems with Twitter,

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:22:45pm

I had to double check too to see if I got any kind of notice of suspension or anything too, since I wasn’t getting any errors on the web client at all.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:22:53pm

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:23:26pm

Well glad to know I am not alone. Tweetdeck also not showing new posts. I’m going to take my weekly break anyway.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:24:34pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:25:41pm

Bernie is at it again, and his minions are following his orders. Fortunately there are those calling Bernie out on this:

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:26:18pm

re: #263 Teddy’s Person

A year!! That’s the kind of dog I thought got snapped right up. Cute. Fluffy. Forever Puppy.

We thought so, too, but apparently the rescue he was at was awash in puppies. Also, Otis can be more than a little bit oblivious, and was probably not rushing up to anybody or being demonstrative at all. We are pretty sure he loves a us a lot and he sure seems happy and content and secure etc but he has yet to smooch either of us. He has come out of his shell a lot, though - when it is practice time he gets all excited and goes goofy-bounding to the stairs, looks back to make sure I am coming, then goes bouncy-bouncy-bouncy up the stairs with his tail wagging. And at bedtime, if I get up (or even just sit up a bit) I am liable to find him sprawled on my pillow. He seems to like to fall asleep with some physical contact - later in the night he will move away a bit or even off the bed.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:26:42pm
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mmmirele  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:30:34pm

re: #287 The Pie Overlord!

Weird. I can’t post or retweet on Twitter, but I don’t have a notice that I am suspended.

I got server errors.

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plansbandc  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:31:06pm

Server errors for me too.

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makeitstop  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:31:06pm

re: #265 Teddy’s Person

Tiny Queen is very regal.

She was a feral kitten who was hiding under my truck as I played a gig one night. I finished a set and came out on my break and saw my wife halfway under my truck. I had no idea what she was doing until she triumphantly slid out from under the truck with a tiny kitten in her hands.

There was a sibling under there too, but he was a little too quick and my wife couldn’t get a hand on him.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:31:15pm

re: #272 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Grabbing my reserved parking space before some yahoo steals it.

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Jaysus!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:33:00pm

@jack doesn’t want Trump to see a flood of pro-Vindman tweets!

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aatharuv  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:33:21pm

Well, if everyone isn’t tweeting, the Orange Genius isn’t tweeting either. That’s a fewer people getting radicalized..

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:34:34pm

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because viewers are conditioned to see that as a portrait of a successful businessman…

I’ve mentioned this before: A friend who owns a small business has described Trump as being typical of many such businessmen; they lie, are misogynist, racist, homophobic, and brag about their success. They expect absolute loyalty and servility from their staff. And based on my experience, many cheat on their taxes. They see themselves in Trump.

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BlueGrl21  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:36:57pm

The Couch Otter says hello.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:42:44pm

The feral tom, Shadow. I wish I could catch him! He has lived here all his life, but I can’t get a hand on him. All the rest of the ferals have been killed, except for the little female I caught and brought in last month. Sigh. Through the window.

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:43:49pm

That Hawaiin company that appeared out of nowhere to donate to Collin’s campaign looks like it’s a front for Navatek, a defense contractor. The one person tied to the new company is the Navatek CEO’s wife. dailykos.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:45:57pm

re: #172 A Cranky One

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the dogs are great!

and I LOVE THE FIREPLACE!

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dharmamark  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:46:21pm
This our boy, Dozer. 15 month old rescue. Big giant goof ball.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:47:34pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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yeah…we’ve seen that movie…

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:49:07pm

re: #298 Jebediah, RBG

We thought so, too, but apparently the rescue he was at was awash in puppies. Also, Otis can be more than a little bit oblivious, and was probably not rushing up to anybody or being demonstrative at all. We are pretty sure he loves a us a lot and he sure seems happy and content and secure etc but he has yet to smooch either of us. He has come out of his shell a lot, though - when it is practice time he gets all excited and goes goofy-bounding to the stairs, looks back to make sure I am coming, then goes bouncy-bouncy-bouncy up the stairs with his tail wagging. And at bedtime, if I get up (or even just sit up a bit) I am liable to find him sprawled on my pillow. He seems to like to fall asleep with some physical contact - later in the night he will move away a bit or even off the bed.

I mentioned up thread my parents’ late great Ollie. My mom always had an early bedtime since she always got up at the crack of dawn. Ollie would sleep on my dad’s pillow and when he came to bed, Ollie would always softly growl at my dad when he tried to move Ollie off the pillow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:49:30pm

re: #184 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

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is that an appliqued quilt???

If so… yowser!

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:49:34pm

Beto sent out an email today, from info@betoorourke.com, and it is good.

First para:

When the Constitution was adopted on June 21, 1788, it immediately became the exception to the rule of human history, announcing to the world that we would be governed by laws and not by men. To guard against human tendency to concentrate power and authority — to keep would-be kings, dictators, strongmen and thugs from wresting control of this noble experiment — a system of checks and balances was implemented. There would be separate branches of government, and a division of power and responsibility between them. And in the sole branch of government where power is not shared but held by one person, the executive, there would be a further check: impeachment.

and ending:

How many millions are so heartbroken by what has come to pass in America that they have already retreated from the world?

I refuse to be one of them. I still have faith in this country, faith that we can follow the optimism of our founders, faith that we can follow the example of El Paso… but it will take all we have from all of us who are willing to fight to save this country to make it so. And in this struggle, as Lincoln said at another defining moment in our history, “we shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”

He doesn’t do these long essays often, but they are worth being on his mailing list.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:52:59pm

re: #311 dharmamark

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This our boy, Dozer. 15 month old rescue. Big giant goof ball.

Squeeeeeeeee!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:56:57pm

re: #297 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Bernie is at it again, and his minions are following his orders. Fortunately there are those calling Bernie out on this:

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Bernie claims he’s running a clean campaign but he’s not.

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A Cranky One  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:57:49pm

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

the dogs are great!

and I LOVE THE FIREPLACE!

Thanks! The dogs love the fireplace too, when we use it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:57:54pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:58:19pm

Ozzie


16+ years - not bad for a purebred rescued Persian.
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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:59:38pm

Charlie Pierce: Not That You’d Know It, But Elizabeth Warren Was In Iowa, Too
Nevertheless, establishment media persists in erasing Warren from the caucus results.

She outperformed her poll numbers, beat a former vice-president like a drum, and finished a solid third in a race of which we were told relentlessly would produce “three” tickets out. Until, I guess, she won one of them.

A cable chyron said it all — “Sanders, Buttigieg tied. Biden Fourth.”

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aatharuv  Feb 7, 2020 • 1:59:50pm

Vindman’s twin brother, a military lawyer on the NSC who was amongst other things reportedly handling book approvals was also ousted according to the NYT.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:01:00pm

re: #322 aatharuv

Vindman’s twin brother, a military lawyer on the NSC who was amongst other things reportedly handling book approvals was also ousted according to the NYT.

Night of the long knaves……

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:01:02pm

re: #320 Eric The Fruit Bat

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16+ years - not bad for a purebred Persian.

I can’t stop staring at Ozzie. He’s awesome.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:01:12pm

I HATE THIS ADMINISTRATION WITH A PURPLE PASSION!

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:01:54pm

re: #311 dharmamark

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This our boy, Dozer. 15 month old rescue. Big giant goof ball.

With a heart right in the middle of his cute face!

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:03:04pm

re: #313 Teddy’s Person

I mentioned up thread my parents’ late great Ollie. My mom always had an early bedtime since she always got up at the crack of dawn. Ollie would sleep on my dad’s pillow and when he came to bed, Ollie would always softly growl at my dad when he tried to move Ollie off the pillow.

Ha ha - “this is my pillow dammit”

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:03:05pm

re: #290 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

i’ve been on 2x strength naproxin for a month (running injury) so no alcohol.
and i could have used it this last week for sure
while i dont ‘need’ it i do miss it

Fortunately, I live in a weed-friendly state.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:03:38pm

re: #321 retired cynic

Charlie Pierce: Not That You’d Know It, But Elizabeth Warren Was In Iowa, Too
Nevertheless, establishment media persists in erasing Warren from the caucus results.

It’s almost like women candidates get treated differently than men ones sigh.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:04:08pm

re: #327 Jebediah, RBG

Ha ha - “this is my pillow dammit”

Fortunately for Ollie, my dad was a good sport about it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:04:34pm

Repugs at every level are scared shitless of what a new Democratic administration will be able to dig up on them. The only way to prevent it is to prevent a new administration no matter what it takes. Their banana republic tactics and brazen crime are born of abject desperation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:04:40pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

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seeing a pattern here…fixation on Ohio…

still dying laffing over the West Virginia states progression

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:07:35pm

re: #324 Teddy’s Person

I can’t stop staring at Ozzie. He’s awesome.

When I was at Sears HQ (even though I was a an employee at Citigroup, who bought the Sears Credit Card portfolio) they had an adoption event and he was there as a rescue - the previous owner had him declawed 😿

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Citizen K  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:07:54pm

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

seeing a pattern here…fixation on Ohio…

still dying laffing over the West Virginia states progression

I’m amazed that they got West Virginia right out of anything else in that area. I still have to inform actual Americans that West Virginia is an actual state when I tell them I was born there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:08:53pm

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

ask an American if they can even name a single German state, much less place in on a map. They might be able to name Bavaria or perhaps Hesse (the Guys Washington whipped at Trenton)…and no, St. Pauli does not count, nor does the state of Jägermeister…

LOL…exactly what MrBWS said and he was sooo disappointed when I informed him that Luxembourg was NOT part of Germany (he was sooo certain that it was!)

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:10:07pm

re: #331 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Repugs at every level are scared shitless of what a new Democratic administration will be able to dig up on them. The only way to prevent it is to prevent a new administration no matter what it takes. Their banana republic tactics and brazen crime are born of abject desperation.

To quote the 11th Doctor: And it still won’t be enough.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:11:12pm
I posted this - maybe a bit over the top, but then again, who the fuck knows with this unhinged maniac now freed from any hint of consequence for anything he does, EVER.

Over the top only in the sense that trmp is too physically feeble to do any of that. As horrific a scene as it is, I would bet that the scene as fantasized by trmp would be far worse.

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:13:35pm
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dharmamark  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:15:35pm

re: #326 Jebediah, RBG

Yeah, you can really see it here. Funny, I rarely post and the dog pic got more likes and comments than anything I’ve had to say in years…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:15:53pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:18:42pm

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL…exactly what MrBWS said and he was sooo disappointed when I informed him that Luxembourg was NOT part of Germany (he was sooo certain that it was!)

Knew a yokel who thought Windsor (Ontario) has to be in the United States because he had been to Detroit, and knew that Windsor is south of there and everything in Canada is north.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:19:04pm

re: #339 dharmamark

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Yeah, you can really see it here. Funny, I rarely post and the dog pic got more likes and comments than anything I’ve had to say in years…

Yeah, this place is chockfull of pet-o-philes.

edit: Also, that is a face that is completely irresistible!

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:20:30pm

re: #341 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Knew a yokel who thought Windsor (Ontario) has to be in the United States because he had been to Detroit, and knew that Windsor is south of there and everything in Canada is north.

I, um, no comment.

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:24:39pm

This is a really scary article:
Bernie’s Coalition Doesn’t Overlap With Dem’s House Majority
by Martin Longman, Washington Monthly

It explains that Bernie’s strengths are in different areas that those that furnish the House Majority. And that his being at the top of the ticket, would hurt reps from those areas.

Yes/No/Maybe?

To win in Pennsylvania, the Democrats will have to do better in districts like Houlahan’s than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. There’s virtually no chance Sanders can accomplish this.

This is why the party is not going to unite behind him. Even if he has a roadmap to victory, it will be an unconventional one. In Texas, he might ride strong Latino support and turnout to victory, but he’d end any hope the party has of winning a majority in the state House, because those urban-suburban districts would be out of reach.

However, Nate Silver’s model seems to be predicting that Sanders will go on a major run of victories now. It could be that it’s too late for him to be stopped.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:25:11pm

Sia in the bed I bought for the kittens

Nyx, one of the feral kittens ; now extremely domesticated
Petra, the other feral kitten, also extremely domesticated
Misty, who is very hard to catpture on film
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:25:12pm

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL…exactly what MrBWS said and he was sooo disappointed when I informed him that Luxembourg was NOT part of Germany (he was sooo certain that it was!)

It was from 1871-1918 and again from 1940-44…

Stahleck Castle, which now houses the Youth Hostel in neighboring Bacharach, served as an internment and re-education camp for recalcitrant Luxembourgers who refused to serve in the German army in WW2.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:25:28pm

re: #272 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Grabbing my reserved parking space before some yahoo steals it.

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NAILED IT!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:30:53pm

I wonder if Ronna McDaniel will get booted out the door soon?

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:32:47pm

Squirrel! Yukon on patrol

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:34:55pm

I’ve posted this before but it’s been a few years and it is something that probably should be better known in this country.

New Zealand troops in Vietnam:

New Zealand in the Vietnam War
3890 New Zealanders served in Vietnam, with losses of 37 killed and 187 injured.

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Florida Panhandler  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:35:27pm

re: #344 retired cynic

This is a really scary article:
Bernie’s Coalition Doesn’t Overlap With Dem’s House Majority
by Martin Longman, Washington Monthly

It explains that Bernie’s strengths are in different areas that those that furnish the House Majority. And that his being at the top of the ticket, would hurt reps from those areas.

Yes/No/Maybe?

The only way I see Sanders winning anything is if the inevitable happens sooner rather than later and the economy tanks hard from the Federal Deficit shit finally hitting the fan. Sanders would seem like the lower class guy’s savior (replacing Trump) with Sanders unafraid to call for direct government assistance and a minimum a living expense check every month.

But counting on a economic shock isn’t something I would put money on since Wall Street has decided that Trump’s corruption and criminal activity is good for business. All those $$$ Trillions of investment cash sitting on the sidelines during Obama having been released under Trump might dry up soon, or maybe not. But when the steam does finally run out, it is going to be a real doozy this time.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:35:29pm

re: #348 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if Ronna McDaniel will get booted out the door soon?

Unless she puts the Romney back in her name, I think she’s been sufficiently fawning. I’m sure Trump gets an extra thrill remembering how he bullied her into dropping it in the first place.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:35:47pm

Maggie on left and the recently departed Olive on right.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:38:34pm
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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:39:57pm

re: #338 Belafon

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They’ve been accusing the brother of leaking the Bolton book stuff and calling him a TRAITOR, so…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:40:53pm

Twitter appears to be back online now.

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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:42:06pm

re: #348 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if Ronna McDaniel will get booted out the door soon?

Why would she? She trashed Mitt and showed the property fealty to dear leader, so she’s probably good.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:42:42pm

I want to start hearing from the candidates what they’ll do to reverse what Trump has done. And they need to start off with reminding everyone that we need to hold onto the House, and win back the Senate. Elections matter. Especially LOCAL elections.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:42:53pm

re: #346 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was from 1871-1918 and again from 1940-44…

Stahleck Castle, now houses the Youth Hostel in neighboring Bacharach served as an internment and re-education camp for recalcitrant Luxembourgers who refused to serve in the German army in WW2.

MrBWS is doing a victory lap with sound effects right now..

LOLOLOLOLOL

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:43:01pm

re: #356 Eclectic Cyborg

Twitter appears to be back online now.

Too bad.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:43:17pm

re: #338 Belafon

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trump figures every family is as corrupt as his

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Cheechako  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:43:22pm

re: #356 Eclectic Cyborg

Twitter appears to be back online now.

Damn. It would be fun to see Twitter down for a week (maybe a month?) or so.

The world would come to a complete standstill.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:46:53pm

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS is doing a victory lap with sound effects right now..

LOLOLOLOLOL

Make him run a victory lap around Luxembourg. Only 223 miles in total…

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:49:15pm

re: #344 retired cynic

If a pac or some such actor releases ads asking questions about stuff like Jane Sanders destroying that college as well as some of bernie’s more non-shining moments, that might soften his momentum a bit.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:55:53pm

re: #364 Jebediah, RBG

If a pac or some such actor releases ads asking questions about stuff like Jane Sanders destroying that college as well as some of bernie’s more non-shining moments, that might soften his momentum a bit.

My concern with Bernie is that he’s never faced the full Clinton from ratfucking Republicans. I just don’t think he has the temperament to handle the onslaught very well. Oh, and the fact that he’s only a Democrat when he wants to run for president. I don’t think he has the long coattails that we need right now.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:55:58pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:58:11pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 2:58:31pm

re: #334 Citizen K

I’m amazed that they got West Virginia right out of anything else in that area. I still have to inform actual Americans that West Virginia is an actual state when I tell them I was born there.

My boyhood home Beaver County PA borders on West Virginia and Ohio.

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aatharuv  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:01:04pm

re: #357 BeachDem

Trump is loyal to no one. All someone needs to do is talk about Ronna Romney McDaniel on Fox and Friends on some perceived slight, and she’s out the door in a month or so.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:01:35pm

re: #365 Teddy’s Person

My concern with Bernie is that he’s never faced the full Clinton from ratfucking Republicans. I just don’t think he has the temperament to handle the onslaught very well. Oh, and the fact that he’s only a Democrat when he wants to run for president. I don’t think he has the long coattails that we need right now.

To be honest, I don’t think he has the temperament to handle much of anything. I really can’t picture him being diplomatic at all. And I think you are right about the coattails - forget long, they’re negative.

It isn’t for nothing that the gop is trying to make him the nominee.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:02:51pm

re: #367 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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He makes this easy. It just sucks that so many young people are so easily swayed by the bullshit promises. And yes they are bullshit coming from a 30 year old legislator who has little to his name in law.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:04:15pm

re: #367 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Jeez. Awesome instincts, bernie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:04:22pm

re: #365 Teddy’s Person

My concern with Bernie is that he’s never faced the full Clinton from ratfucking Republicans. I just don’t think he has the temperament to handle the onslaught very well. Oh, and the fact that he’s only a Democrat when he wants to run for president. I don’t think he has the long coattails that we need right now.

Oh, not at all, they are trying to coax him out into the candidacy so they can turn it on him like a fire hose.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:05:54pm

re: #370 Jebediah, RBG

To be honest, I don’t think he has the temperament to handle much of anything. I really can’t picture him being diplomatic at all. And I think you are right about the coattails - forget long, they’re negative.

It isn’t for nothing that the gop is trying to make him the nominee.

I do not trust the man to build a competent cabinet. I expect things like SIrota as Chief of Staff, Turner as spokeswoman, and I dunno who else but his surrogates suck.

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plansbandc  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:07:37pm

re: #325 retired cynic

The environmental wreckage is what’s really breaking my spirit right now. We can never get back what’s being destroyed.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:07:43pm

re: #371 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He makes this easy. It just sucks that so many young people are so easily swayed by the bullshit promises. And yes they are bullshit coming from a 30 year old legislator who has little to his name in law.

I guess bernie is about 30 as long as we are using base 26 instead of base 10 numbers

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:09:39pm

re: #375 plansbandc

The environmental wreckage is what’s really breaking my spirit right now. We can never get back what’s being destroyed.

And it will take decades before his judicial appointees retire or die off…

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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:09:40pm

re: #369 aatharuv

Trump is loyal to no one. All someone needs to do is mention on Fox and Friends about Ronna Romney McDaniel, and some perceived slight, and she’s out the door in a month or so.

Well when you put it that way…

I was just saying that she bowed down nicely to the king while throwing her uncle under the bus, so I figured she was safe for today.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:09:46pm

re: #376 Jebediah, RBG

I guess bernie is about 30 as long as we are using base 26 instead of base 10 numbers

I’m referring to how long he’s been there lol but fair enough I see what I said confused.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:10:38pm

re: #374 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I do not trust the man to build a competent cabinet. I expect things like SIrota as Chief of Staff, Turner as spokeswoman, and I dunno who else but his surrogates suck.

Absolutely. I would expect a bunch of knuckleheads who don’t work well with others.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:10:40pm

The funny thing is for all the comparing that Bernie does for himself to FDR. FDR had plenty of Republicans in his cabinet. Bernie’s campaign doesn’t even trust a lot of established Democrats but yeah he’s going to be FDR 2.0.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:12:42pm

re: #379 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m referring to how long he’s been there lol but fair enough I see what I said confused.

Yeah, I figured but i don’t like to let the opportunity for a lame joke get away.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:13:07pm

I say a lot of the stuff I do regarding Senator Sanders not to be mean but because well I’ve studied history. History is full of overly ambitious people like him who fall flat on their face. And I really think he would disillusion a lot of people with the process. I think he’s sold the people who support him especially the college students a raw deal.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:14:27pm

re: #382 Jebediah, RBG

Yeah, I figured but i don’t like to let the opportunity for a lame joke get away.

It’s astonishing though right? I mean I don’t hold it against him but don’t tell me you’re anti establishment or if you are, that it’s a virtue. He’s had a long time to pass legislation on things he values. And then he says today that he had no idea about how African-Americans got mistreated by police. Right.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:16:27pm

re: #383 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I say a lot of the stuff I do regarding Senator Sanders not to be mean but because well I’ve studied history. History is full of overly ambitious people like him who fall flat on their face. And I really think he would disillusion a lot of people with the process. I think he’s sold the people who support him especially the college students a raw deal.

And if you wanted to say something mean about Senator Sanders, this is a safe space.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:18:55pm

re: #384 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s astonishing though right? I mean I don’t hold it against him but don’t tell me you’re anti establishment or if you are, that it’s a virtue. He’s had a long time to pass legislation on things he values. And then he says today that he had no idea about how African-Americans got mistreated by police. Right.

It is. I admit I cannot understand why so many are falling for this bernie-as-savior hogwash.
Running for president is pretty much an anti-anti establishment activity.
His resume of passed legislation, as you mention, is about zero.
And to say what you just mentioned, about police and black Americans, well that is pretty much yelling “I PAY ABSOLUTELY NO ATTENTION TO WHAT GOES ON IN THE COUNTRY I WANT TO RUN GET OFF MY LAWN GO VOTE FOR ME”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:19:28pm

re: #385 Teddy’s Person

And if you wanted to say something mean about Senator Sanders, this is a safe space.

And to be fair, I have called him an asshole here before but a lot of the criticism is because I really dread the idea of a Sanders presidency being a total failure for reform ideas and inviting the likes of someone like Rubio or even Ted Cruz to present themselves as a fresh face. FInally got my Dad who tentatively supported him last time to admit that Bernie’s not only not that likable but a bit of a jerk. And if me, a longtime left winger find the guy unlikable, I just wonder what more moderate minded people are going to feel.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:21:35pm

re: #386 Jebediah, RBG

It is. I admit I cannot understand why so many are falling for this bernie-as-savior hogwash.
Running for president is pretty much an anti-anti establishment activity.
His resume of passed legislation, as you mention, is about zero.
And to say what you just mentioned, about police and black Americans, well that is pretty much yelling “I PAY ABSOLUTELY NO ATTENTION TO WHAT GOES ON IN THE COUNTRY I WANT TO RUN GET OFF MY LAWN GO VOTE FOR ME”

I mean I get the college kids’ frustrations. I’ve been out of college eight years now and tuition is a problem as is the cost of textbooks. Health care costs ditto. But you don’t go from A to Z without stopping at C or G. He wants to change the whole system with little political skills or a Dem majority in both houses. And then there’s the courts. If they think that Republican AGs aren’t going to be filing suits left and right against his administration when he’s inevitably forced into making EOs.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:22:02pm

re: #387 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And to be fair, I have called him an asshole here before but a lot of the criticism is because I really dread the idea of a Sanders presidency being a total failure for reform ideas and inviting the likes of someone like Rubio or even Ted Cruz to present themselves as a fresh face. FInally got my Dad who tentatively supported him last time to admit that Bernie’s not only not that likable but a bit of a jerk. And if me, a longtime left winger find the guy unlikable, I just wonder what more moderate minded people are going to feel.

I hadn’t thought of this. Add it to the list of why I don’t relish a President Sanders.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:23:57pm

re: #378 BeachDem

Well when you put it that way…

I was just saying that she bowed down nicely to the king while throwing her uncle under the bus, so I figured she was safe for today.

Maybe for today, but who knows for how long after today?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:24:14pm

re: #389 Teddy’s Person

I hadn’t thought of this. Add it to the list of why I don’t relish a President Sanders.

I also don’t like how his campaign hasn’t been transparent at all about his heart attack. I have a heart condition myself. A 79 year old having a heart attack and seeking the most stressful job in the country? Yeah I’ll pass.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:25:12pm

re: #391 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I also don’t like how his campaign hasn’t been transparent at all about his heart attack. I have a heart condition myself. A 79 year old having a heart attack and seeking the most stressful job in the country? Yeah I’ll pass.

There are multiple reasons I don’t want a President Sanders, but this is by far number one.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:26:38pm

re: #392 Eclectic Cyborg

There are multiple reasons I don’t want a President Sanders, but this by far number one.

I just don’t get how his supporters can mock Biden for sometimes being a little slow and completely ignore that Bernie is A) older and B) had a heart attack. I’m not exactly thrilled with the idea of Biden either but here’s why I think Biden is different than Bernie at this point. Biden will have a top team around him. Bernie I genuinely worry only wants Bernie loyalists.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:27:29pm

re: #388 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean I get the college kids’ frustrations. I’ve been out of college eight years now and tuition is a problem as is the cost of textbooks. Health care costs ditto. But you don’t go from A to Z without stopping at C or G. He wants to change the whole system with little political skills or a Dem majority in both houses. And then there’s the courts. If they think that Republican AGs aren’t going to be filing suits left and right against his administration when he’s inevitably forced into making EOs.

Again, you are completely correct. And what blows my mind is that when asked how he would get his agenda realized with a hostile Congress, his fucking answer was protests! And somehow he is still taken seriously. I am starting to suspect the media is in on the GOP ratfucking, doing what they can to get bernie nominated which is exactly what the trumplicans want.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:27:37pm

I really want to be empathetic those who support him since as I said I do get the frustration and even though I don’t identify as a socialist myself, I think a lot of people in this country confuse Leninism which ironically enough Trump practices with Marxism.

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LadyBehir  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:29:26pm

Jada on the Golden Eagle Trail, Pine Creek Valley, PA

I have no idea why it is sideways. She is about 9 or 10 here, now is 12.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:30:38pm

Bernie blew the whistle and his minions are marching forward:

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LadyBehir  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:30:43pm

Fenris and Boudicca

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:31:03pm

re: #396 LadyBehir

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I have no idea why it is sideways. She is about 9 or 10 here, now is 12.

What breed? Need to find a photo of my labardoodle. He’s my pal. Even watches docuseries with me.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:31:24pm

re: #396 LadyBehir

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I have no idea why it is sideways. She is about 9 or 10 here, now is 12.

Still a cutie, sideways or not!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:31:58pm

re: #397 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Bernie blew the whistle and his minions are marching forward:

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Extremists are always united in their love of conspiracies. That was a huge reason why I broke with the harder left in 2004.

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piratedan  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:32:16pm

re: #393 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

agree, I especially am wary of both the people that Sanders allows to represent him on Facebook and Twitter who are complete unrepantant assholes and those advising his campaign (i.e. Sirota and his ilk). Since he refuses to become a Democrat and his schtick is repeatedly beating up Dems for not being with the Bern enough with very little emphasis on who is the real source of pain politically.

I will vote for him because his flying squad of assholes do not appear to be as casually cruel as the Trump ones that are currently in place.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:32:57pm

re: #399 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

What breed? Need to find a photo of my labardoodle. He’s my pal. Even watches docuseries with me.

Yes, I agree. You need to find a photo post haste. Doodles rule!

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:33:19pm

re: #367 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Why would anyone running as a democrat use the term urban?

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LadyBehir  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:34:01pm

re: #399 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We were told husky shepherd when we got her but she kinda also looks like she might have lab in her. She has one blue eye and one brown.

Jada
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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:34:59pm
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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:35:23pm

re: #401 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Extremists are always united in their love of conspiracies. That was a huge reason why I broke with the harder left in 2004.

Reality is exhausting enough. I don’t have the energy for conspiracy theories.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:37:49pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:38:25pm

re: #404 Belafon

Why would anyone running as a democrat use the term urban?

Because Bernie is a fucking dick?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:38:57pm

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:39:03pm

re: #404 Belafon

Why would anyone running as a democrat use the term urban?

Especially as our goddamned BASE is urban!

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:40:11pm

re: #410 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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Name please?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:40:21pm

re: #404 Belafon

Why would anyone running as a democrat use the term urban?

I’ll tell you what annoyed the hell of me and I loved Larry Whitmore’s show. This was after Ted Cruz bashed New York City for kicks. He talked about how proud he was to be a Brooklyn native. I’ve probably spent more time in Brooklyn the past 50 yeasr than he has and I don’t even lived there.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:40:50pm

re: #412 Teddy’s Person

Name please?

Sandor as in the GoT character. My brother’s idea. He’s his technically but since my kid brother is at college now.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:41:02pm

Oh The Tuck

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:42:10pm

re: #402 piratedan

agree, I especially am wary of both the people that Sanders allows to represent him on Facebook and Twitter who are complete unrepantant assholes and those advising his campaign (i.e. Sirota and his ilk). Since he refuses to become a Democrat and his schtick is repeatedly beating up Dems for not being with the Bern enough with very little emphasis on who is the real source of pain politically.

I will vote for him because his flying squad of assholes do not appear to be as casually cruel as the Trump ones that are currently in place.

Like they should realize that rule one of politics is reaching out. Going “lol neolib” or “Ok Boomer” especially when your candidate was of draft age in the Eisenhower years is pretty lame.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:44:12pm

My new baby.

Meet Lily.

She’s 8 weeks old here. She’s about 11 weeks now and 3x the size. She’s a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier cross…a Frenchton.

And she is so sweet. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:44:34pm

re: #416 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Like they should realize that rule one of politics is reaching out. Going “lol neolib” or “Ok Boomer” especially when your candidate was of draft age in the Eisenhower years is pretty lame.

We are supposed to “bend the knee”, you know!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:45:37pm

re: #415 Dave In Austin

Oh The Tuck

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OMG! He’s so cute!!! I’m in love!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:46:23pm

re: #418 Sherlock Hound

We are supposed to “bend the knee”, you know!

BUT DON’T FORCE US TO NOT VOTE OUR CONSCIENCE. Well I have a conscience too.

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SteelPH  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:47:33pm

re: #420 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

BUT DON’T FORCE US TO NOT VOTE OUR CONSCIENCE. Well I have a conscience too.

Their “conscience” being “I didn’t get my way, so I will make everyone suffer.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:48:01pm

re: #421 SteelPH

Their “conscience” being “I didn’t get my way, so I will make everyone suffer.”

Exactly.

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LadyBehir  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:48:57pm

As long as we’re posting pet pictures,

Colleen, aka Chicken Little representing Clan Little in her tartan
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:49:17pm

Republicans are working in unison to burn the country down while Democrats stand next to a fire engine and argue over who is most qualified to hold the hose.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:49:22pm

I don’t know who we’ll ultimately nominate, but they need to be able to assemble a team that knows the ins and outs of the federal government cause Trump is doing all kinds of shit at every level of the government that will need to be corrected to not-fascist.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:50:10pm

Yukon as a pup

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:50:13pm

re: #421 SteelPH

Their “conscience” being “I didn’t get my way, so I will make everyone suffer.”

but, but then comes REVOLUTION.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:50:26pm

re: #415 Dave In Austin

Oh The Tuck

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That’s some quality vocalizing right there

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Belafon  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:50:56pm

re: #406 jaunte

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Dave In Austin  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:51:15pm

re: #415 Dave In Austin

And then there’s Nellie

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:51:17pm

re: #425 Teddy’s Person

I don’t know who we’ll ultimately nominate, but they need to be able to assemble a team that knows the ins and outs of the federal government cause Trump is doing all kinds of shit at every level of the government that will need to be corrected to not-fascist.

If you look at the great presidents especially who governed in times of crisis, they knew how to build teams. I don’t have that faith in Bernie. I just don’t.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:52:32pm

re: #431 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If you look at the great presidents especially who governed in times of crisis, they knew how to build teams. I don’t have that faith in Bernie. I just don’t.

Me neither, but I feel Biden and Warren are both capable of putting together good teams.

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:52:54pm

Trump will now find a way to send Vindman to the Eastern Front.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:53:03pm

re: #365 Teddy’s Person

My concern with Bernie is that he’s never faced the full Clinton from ratfucking Republicans. I just don’t think he has the temperament to handle the onslaught very well. Oh, and the fact that he’s only a Democrat when he wants to run for president. I don’t think he has the long coattails that we need right now.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a sudden upsurge in Bernie-bashing from minor-league Repugs on my FB feed. Then, just as suddenly, it went away in favor of the usual generalized attacks on Democrats. It’s almost as though the order came to cool it on Bernie until he was the nominee.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:53:04pm

re: #417 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

My new baby.

Meet Lily.

She’s 8 weeks old here. She’s about 11 weeks now and 3x the size. She’s a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier cross…a Frenchton.

And she is so sweet. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Lily is insanely cute!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:53:49pm

re: #433 jaunte

Trump will now find a way to send Vindman to the Eastern Front.

Too late. The Eastern Front came here.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:53:51pm

re: #430 Dave In Austin

And then there’s Nellie

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I’m crazy in love with the Frenchies. Nellie is beautiful!!

I think I’m going to get a full Frenchie. They’re really different from Bosties. Such personalities!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:54:40pm

re: #383 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I say a lot of the stuff I do regarding Senator Sanders not to be mean but because well I’ve studied history. History is full of overly ambitious people like him who fall flat on their face. And I really think he would disillusion a lot of people with the process. I think he’s sold the people who support him especially the college students a raw deal.

Google Culthbert Olson the Democratic Socialist Governor of California from 1938-42 and see how Sinclairites (he Sanders of the 30s) got disillusioned with him and launched several recall drives. The same thing will happen to Sanders if by a fluke he got in.

And I posted the link to Talking Points Memo earlier showing how the Republicans are going to destroy Jane Sanders…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:54:58pm

re: #431 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If you look at the great presidents especially who governed in times of crisis, they knew how to build teams. I don’t have that faith in Bernie. I just don’t.

His team, to date, has pretty well sucked eggs.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:55:07pm

CNN is reporting that Sondland is being recalled from his post.

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Interesting Times  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:55:17pm

This. Is. Brilliant. Watch the whole thing, and also keep it handy to send to hand-wringing, tone-policing both-siderists:

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:57:09pm

re: #413 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ll tell you what annoyed the hell of me and I loved Larry Whitmore’s show. This was after Ted Cruz bashed New York City for kicks. He talked about how proud he was to be a Brooklyn native. I’ve probably spent more time in Brooklyn the past 50 yeasr than he has and I don’t even lived there.

Yeah, whatever, Mr White Flight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:57:18pm

I’m a retired firefighter/EMT and tonight am remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots and honoring their memory watching Only The Brave.

5-5-5 my brothers

Raw: Phoenix Honors Arizona Firefighters

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Dave In Austin  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:58:24pm

re: #437 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m crazy in love with the Frenchies. Nellie is beautiful!!

I think I’m going to get a full Frenchie. They’re really different from Bosties. Such personalities!

Apples and Oranges. Much more laid back.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:59:35pm

My take on why Biden performed so abysmally in Iowa: Trump succeeded in tarnishing Biden and his electability through the manufactured Ukraine scandal. Trump feared Biden as his strongest opponent — he made a deliberate, dishonest, and successful effort to damage him.

The Republicans have been playing dirty tricks for decades: they succeeded in forcing Muskie out of the Democratic race in 1972, they ran vicious ads against Max Cleland, they created the Swift Boat liars to harm Kerry, and then there was the 30 year campaign to demonize Hillary, with the full-hearted assistance of the MSM.

Bernie is Putin’s choice for the Democratic nominee. With so many candidates, the fringe one can win because the sane vote is split among too many others.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:59:46pm

re: #376 Jebediah, RBG

I guess bernie is about 30 as long as we are using base 26 instead of base 10 numbers

That’s some serious geek humour; I laughed.

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 3:59:59pm

Mafia families are big on collective punishment.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:02:17pm

re: #447 jaunte

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Mafia families are big on collective punishment.

On the bright side, that does give hope for the Q-Anon loons.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:02:46pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:03:11pm

re: #447 jaunte

Mafia families are big on collective puinshment.

“He bankrupted the guy’s brother-in-law’s tractor dealership.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:04:00pm

Sondland fire too
(wonder why the Times is using Vindman’s pic in this article)

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Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:04:37pm
453
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:04:46pm
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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:08:03pm

re: #452 Dread Pirate

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White House: Ivanka to be the new ambassador to the EU

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:10:09pm

re: #454 Teddy’s Person

White House: Ivanka to be the new ambassador to the EU

Not likely. Requires Senate confirmation. And, answering Dem. questions about Trump Foundation charity

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:11:24pm

re: #455 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Not likely. Requires Senate confirmation. And, answering Dem. questions about Trump Foundation charity

He can’t just appoint an “Acting” Ambassador, can he?

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:11:54pm

re: #454 Teddy’s Person

White House: Ivanka to be the new ambassador to the EU

First speech:
“OK, let’s go around the room and each of you tell me what your country can do for my brands.”

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:12:02pm
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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:13:17pm

re: #447 jaunte

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Mafia families are big on collective punishment.

Let’s not forget this one:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fired regional administrator Michael Stoker, who alleges his dismissal was personal and based on his good working relationship with Democrats.

Stoker, who was fired Wednesday, has since penned an open letter to staff.

“Frankly I have a gut feeling it is and was 100% personal,” Stoker wrote in the correspondence reported on by E&E News.

EPA spokeswoman Corry Schiermeyer said Stoker’s “excuses and stories are simply all made up.”

(uh huh—of course she did)
thehill.com

But, of course, in his letter he says he remains a Trump loyalist. Sigh

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:13:31pm

DT certainly is chastened by recent events!

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:17:24pm

re: #455 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Not likely. Requires Senate confirmation. And, answering Dem. questions about Trump Foundation charity

They’ll fundraise on the Dems being mean to one of Trump’s kids (leave the kids alone!) and then confirm her appointment. In our current timeline, Republicans are all in on giving Trump what ever the fuck he wants as long as they get tax cuts and judges.

462
Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:18:38pm

re: #460 retired cynic

“I was cured, all right!”
- Alex DeLarge

463
Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:19:12pm

At least it was a nice 70F 47% day here.

464
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:19:52pm

re: #456 Eclectic Cyborg

He can’t just appoint an “Acting” Ambassador, can he?

The Mission’s Aide-de-camp can run things until a new Ambassador is posted
I’m sure the WH can have State put anyone they want there

465
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:21:12pm

re: #461 Teddy’s Person

They’ll fundraise on the Dems being mean to one of Trump’s kids (leave the kids alone!) and then confirm her appointment. In our current timeline, Republicans are all in on giving Trump what ever the fuck he wants as long as they get tax cuts and judges.

The last thing the administration/campaign want right now is anyone named Trump testifying under oath

466
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:22:37pm

re: #465 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The last thing the administration/campaign want right now is anyone named Trump testifying under oath

Does anyone actually believe Princess Ivanka would be put under oath by these asslicking Republicans?

467
Dread Pirate  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:23:34pm
468
jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:24:09pm

re: #466 Joe Bacon 🌹

They have demonstrated to us that oaths mean nothing.

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plansbandc  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:24:13pm

re: #417 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Egad! How adorable. <3 <3

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:24:44pm
471
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:25:58pm
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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:26:32pm

re: #457 Jebediah, RBG

First speech:
“OK, let’s go around the room and each of you tell me what your country can do for my brands.”

I think we’re in the grab-anything-of-value-you-can-before-it-ends stage of the Trump presidency. EU ambassador seems about right for lining up the next Trump family grift.

473
Disloyal Archangel  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:26:59pm

re: #453 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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My money’s on nope.

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Mattand  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:27:15pm

re: #445 Hecuba’s daughter

My take on why Biden performed so abysmally in Iowa: Trump succeeded in tarnishing Biden and his electability through the manufactured Ukraine scandal. Trump feared Biden as his strongest opponent — he made a deliberate, dishonest, and successful effort to damage him.

Partly. I think a larger part maybe that the crazy old Uncle Joe that says whatever’s on his mind is fine when you’re VP for Obama, but isn’t playing as well now.

The whole insisting that there’s reasonable Republicans he just knows are out there, and he can win them over, is fucking insane. You have to assume the average Dem caucus goer is politically tuned in enough to be at least aware of this horseshit.

475
jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:30:39pm

Organized crime has occupied our country.

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:31:53pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:32:27pm

re: #476 jaunte

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Oh but I thought Trump didn’t like GS.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:33:24pm

Barr has to be the worst AG we’ve had right?

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steve_davis  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:33:29pm

re: #34 A Mom Anon

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Cleo says hi. She is now 10 months old,almost 11, and weighs 72 lbs. Shes been with us for 3.5 months and has nearly doubled in size.

as that because she’s doing too much sampling when she’s cooking?

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:34:36pm
481
plansbandc  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:35:43pm
482
Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:37:23pm

re: #477 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh but I thought Trump didn’t like GS.

I suspect that as long as Barr rabidly protects Trump from facing any consequences, Barr can do whatever the hell he wants. Barr and Pompeo are soulless blowhards. Trump sees kindred spirits. They might outlive their usefulness, but for now, Trump revels in their bluster.

483
Skip Intro  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:38:19pm

re: #456 Eclectic Cyborg

He can’t just appoint an “Acting” Ambassador, can he?

From what I see he can do whatever he damn well pleases.

484
A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:38:23pm

re: #479 steve_davis

My office is in the kitchen, we’re in there a lot. Cleo had a bed in there, til she ate it, lol.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:38:23pm

re: #482 Teddy’s Person

I suspect that as long as Barr rabidly protects Trump from facing any consequences, Barr can do whatever the hell he wants. Barr and Pompeo are soulless blowhards. Trump sees kindred spirits. They might outlive their usefulness, but for now, Trump revels in their bluster.

Yep.

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jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:38:53pm
487
jaunte  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:39:03pm

LIVID

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:40:46pm

re: #486 jaunte

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They’re still looking for Cornyn’s monocle.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:45:10pm

re: #488 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re still looking for Cornyn’s monocle.

Cornholio…

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Teddy's Person  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:45:12pm

re: #486 jaunte

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JFC, grown-ass men and women got the vapors when Schiff included an anonymous quote - totally in character for how Trump thinks and speaks - in his opening statement. I weep that my country is being brought to its knees by such weak and deplorable people.

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BeachDem  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:45:55pm

re: #480 jaunte

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Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense.
—1984

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:46:13pm
493
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:48:44pm

Anyone still doubt that the Party that was so hateful of Communists has now become a Communist Party?

494
Dave In Austin  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:49:29pm

Local freeloader freeloading….

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retired cynic  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:51:13pm

re: #494 Dave In Austin

Local freeloader freeloading….

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handsome!

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A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:53:30pm

Thanks for all the fur baby pictures everyone! This has been a shitshow of a day and loved pets are the best medicine. I started it, lol. I have no regrets.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 7, 2020 • 4:59:11pm

re: #496 A Mom Anon

Thanks for all the fur baby pictures everyone! This has been a shitshow of a day and loved pets are the best medicine. I started it, lol. I have no regrets.

Oh, good. So I’m not the only one whose day was a complete and total clusterfuck from beginning to miserable end.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 7, 2020 • 5:00:09pm

Debate coming up, if you can stand it.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 7, 2020 • 5:07:46pm

re: #497 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I swear, my family cannot get a fucking break. Throw in current events in America, and I really want to lose my shit most of the time. Sending a hug or 6 your way.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 7, 2020 • 5:10:54pm

re: #497 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh, good. So I’m not the only one whose day was a complete and total clusterfuck from beginning to miserable end.

You are not alone. It has been an endless toilet flush today for me…

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Feb 8, 2020 • 9:08:51am

re: #368 Joe Bacon 🌹

My boyhood home Beaver County PA borders on West Virginia and Ohio.

And mine borders on WV and PA at Midland 🤔


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